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GROUP ASKS HOMELESS FOR GIFT REQUESTS MICKI COWAN

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Erin St. Jean says the Homeless Christmas Wish List initiative allows the public to connect with homeless people by giving gifts instead of exchanging money. The gifts will be handed out at various shelters including the Yukon Housing Centre.

hen the Homeless Christmas Wish List initiative was created seven years ago in Vancouver, the organizers wanted to create a practical way for city residents to help meet the needs of the poor at Christmas. Every year since 2005, volunteers at Homeless Christmas Wish List have done just that — connecting homeless people to gifts they need without money exchanging hands directly. “The reason this is beneficial is it is so personal. We talk to people and get their stories and they make their gift request,” said volunteer media coordinator Erin St. Jean. “It’s giving the public an opportunity to help give and connect with homeless people in a See COMMON on page 4

SevenVSB staffers earn more than $150k SUPERINTENDENT PULLS IN MOST AT JUST OVER $205,000 NAOIBH O’CONNOR Staff writer

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even Vancouver School Board staff collected more than $150,000 in salaries between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, according to the Vancouver School Board’s annual Statement of Financial Informa-

tion. The report lists all employees with remuneration exceeding $75,000. Superintendent Steve Cardwell pulled in the highest figure, collecting $205,395. James Mace landed in the number two spot, earning $191,001. Mace is typically one of the school district’s top earners. He holds

several positions — as a district teacher for the Vancouver Learning Network, as an adult education teacher, and as a summer school teacher. Rick Krowchuk, the VSB’s secretary treasurer, collected $187,007, while Jordan Tinney pulled in $183,990. Tinney was the VSB’s deputy superintendent before he

moved to the Surrey school district. Valerie Overgaard, a recently retired associate superintendent of learning services, earned $163,794. Associate superintendent Maureen Ciarniello collected $158,480, while Govan Keng’s remuneration totalled $154,718. Keng is a district teacher and he’s

also an adult education teacher. (Last April, the Courier reported on some of the city’s top earners, including city manager Penny Ballem who collected $334,002 in 2011 and Police Chief Jim Chu, who earned $311,562 in 2010. Seven other city employees also collected more than $200,000) See VSB on page 4


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Hundreds gathered Monday to remember the life of Bernie “Whistling Smith,” a celebrated cop, family man and aide to a premier.

12TH & CAMBIE: ROUNDUP BY MIKE HOWELL A homeless man sues the city, the VPD considers “community safety personnel” and B.C. kids remain some of the poorest in Canada.

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VSBexpensesincludetripstoAsia Six Vancouver School Board staff submitted expenses over $10,000 — Iris Leung ($36,589), Steve Cardwell ($18,745), Christopher Marshall ($15,779), Bob Fitzpatrick ($15,276), Jordan Tinney ($15,151), and Barbara Onstad ($13,615). Leung, Onstad and Fitzpatrick are involved in the VSB’s international education program. Leung is the program coordinator for international education and speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. Her expenses of $36,589 are more than double her previous year’s expenses of $16,300. Leung travels, particularly around Asia, to promote the school board, according to VSB spokesman Kurt Heinrich. Onstad, who speaks Japanese, is the manager of international education. Fitzpatrick is a secondary school teacher and district international student advisor. Heinrich said Fitzpatrick’s expenses are mainly connected to two trips to Japan where he attended a variety of information fairs where the VSB hosted booths. Leung’s increase in travel costs is the result of fewer people being involved in travelling and promotion, added Heinrich, noting in previous years an associate superintendent engaged in travel and promotion, but now it’s mainly Leung, with some help from Onstad and Fitzpatrick. “As the VSB continues to have declining local student enrolment, we’ve been working actively to attract students interested in studying abroad to come to Vancouver,” Heinrich told the Courier in an email. “One of the best ways to do this is at study abroad information fairs in other countries, as well as to meet and promote the VSB with study abroad agents who help connect international students to Canadian and American school districts.”

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To combat declining enrolment, the VSB sends a staffer to information fairs in other countries to attract students to Vancouver. During the 2011/12 school year, visits were made to Hong Kong, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Bangkok (although the education fair was cancelled after departure from Vancouver due to flooding), Macau, Beijing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, and Whistler. Staff also went to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero, Cologne and Berlin. Some cities were visited twice.

Travel destinations are selected according to student demand from the source country, Heinrich said. The number of international students in Vancouver is growing. This year, 475 new international students will study at VSB high schools. The total number of international students is 1,086. Students are charged roughly $13,000 each. Annually,

the program brings in about $14.3 million. Superintendent Cardwell’s expenses included a $6,000 fee for the VSB’s Canadian Education Association membership. They also covered professional development and memberships in other education-related associations. noconnor@vancourier.com Twitter: @Naoibh

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The Wish-list initiative gave gifts to 350 homeless people last year.

The gift list is gathered by volunteers, who interview homeless people at shelters around Vancouver to find out what they want for Christmas. Their profile and wish-list is posted online, where donors can choose a gift to purchase. The gifts — varying from the typical jackets, socks and mittens, to the atypical cowboy boots and a beard trimmer — are wrapped and delivered to the shelters involved on Christmas Day. The first profiles and wish-lists for this year were posted this past weekend. St. Jean said they have to wait until closer to Christmas for more profiles and wishes on the site due to the transient lifestyle of people living at the city’s shelters. Those interviewed are only required to give their first name and last initial. Last year, the program helped connect over 350 people to gifts. One of those peo-

ple was “Theresa R.”, a 53-year-old woman originally from Scotland, who requested socks and a ladies electric shaver. According to her profile, Theresa moved to Vancouver with her three children 20 years ago to escape an abusive relationship. Now she’s hoping to land housing and find employment as a homecare worker for seniors. A common request found on the wishlists is bus passes, which St. Jean said are often return tickets for people hoping to visit family at Christmas. But there are simple requests for transit passes as well. That’s what Kathrynne W., a 31-year-old woman from Langley, received last year, along with a phone card. In the past she worked in filmmaking with the audio/visual department at B.C. Hydro, but said mental health challenges make it hard for her to enjoy life. St. Jean said the charity fulfilled gift requests for more than 350 people last year.

And as they took in nearly 650 gifts, many people received two. Some of the gifts included personalized letters sent by donors. She said the response from the homeless when they received the gifts was rewarding. “There’s always people coming back and people are always overcome, especially when they get personal letters from people,” she said. “The most encouraging thing is not the gift — it’s knowing that people care about them.” According to St. Jean, the project is moving in the direction organizers had hoped for, and is expanding to cities across Canada and in the United States, including most recently in Los Angeles. “It’s been contagious because people are so excited by the idea.” More information and personal profiles can be found at homelesspartners.com mickicowan@gmail.com twitter.com/mickicowan


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news Child poverty, homelessness and burglaries WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

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ote to self: Never take time off again during November because it’s way too much work to get caught up on all the news I missed. So consider this entry a for-the-record digest of some of what you needed to know about the city between Nov. 12 and 23 but were too busy raking leaves, getting the kids to school and watching late-night TV to keep up with. I’ve got space for three items. • I’ll start with news that should have dominated every newscast, front page, etc. — sorry, editorializing here — but didn’t: the child poverty rate. First Call B.C., a child and youth advocacy coalition of more than 90 provincial organizations, released its annual report card showing B.C. has the second highest rate of child poverty in Canada. Manitoba ranked first, a spot B.C. held previously for eight consecutive years. The coalition’s findings were collected in 2010 and found 119,000 poor children in B.C. That’s about one of every seven children in the province. The findings caught the attention — again — of Vision Vancouver Coun. Andrea Reimer, who

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About one in seven B.C. children live in poverty, according to a recent report. was to introduce a motion at council Tuesday in another attempt to apply political pressure to the crisis. As Reimer pointed out in her motion, council is on record in June 2010 of endorsing the B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition’s call for a plan to reduce poverty. Her latest motion calls for council to reaffirm its position. B.C. is one of only three Canadian provinces that does not have a plan to reduce poverty, according to Reimer, although I’m sure Premier Christy “Families First” Clark would beg to differ; call me, Madam Premier, we’ll talk. One other stat on this: The percentage of peo-

ple living in poverty in Vancouver, as defined by Stats Can as an income below the “low income cutoff line,” is the highest of any city in Canada at 17.8 per cent; call me, Madam Premier, we’ll talk. • Some good news, sort of, on the homelessness front — “being homeless is not a crime,” according to a statement from Mayor Gregor Robertson. The mayor issued the statement after 57-yearold Clarence Taylor, a former homeless man, filedalawsuitagainstthecityregardingportions of bylaws. Taylor claims police and city workers issued him several tickets between 2009 and

2012 for constructing structures on the street. “I have asked the city manager and chief of police, once they have reviewed the details of the lawsuit, to provide me with current information on bylaw tickets issued to people who may be homeless,” the mayor added. “The city is committed to ensuring that our bylaws are enforced appropriately and are not punishing those who are homeless.” • Ever had your place burglarized? Not only does it leave you feeling vulnerable but try getting a cop to show up at your door to investigate the crime. On average, a resident can expect to wait upwards of six hours for a cop to answer a report of a break-and-enter — that’s, of course, with no suspect on scene. So what’s the Vancouver Police Department going to do about it? Create a team of 30 full-time, unarmed “community safety personnel” to show up sooner to your door after a break-in and conduct other duties such as traffic control, provide security at crime scenes, picking up documents — essentially tasks that keep frontline officers from showing up at your door. A lot more to come on this, including whether council will approve the $6.5 million to implement what is billed as a three-year experiment. The Vancouver Police Union, not surprisingly, hasn’t signed off on this either. City council was to get a first look Tuesday at a report on the proposed community safety program. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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news Subway needed along Broadway to UBC THE VANCOUVER COURIER WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012

TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR SAYS $3 BILLION SUBWAY THE BEST APPROACH MIKE HOWELL Staff writer

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Commuters line up for the always-busy B-Line bus to UBC at Broadway and Cambie. priority signals for light rail and a spike in traffic to neighbourhoods. A bored tunnel would create less disruption on the street and see construction only at stations, said Dobrovolny, who didn’t reveal what a light rail system would cost from Commercial-Broadway to UBC. Dobrovolny provided statistics that showed estimates of 100,000 people are expected in the Broadway corridor by 2040.

Two thousands transit users per morning rush hour are passed up by buses at the Broadway-Commercial hub, he said. While many people have no option but to use transit, Dobrovolny noted 60 per cent of trips along the corridor are made in a motor vehicle. Another 21 per cent use transit and 19 per cent walk or ride a bike. A rapid transit system along Broadway would likely double the use of transit, as the

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he only rapid transit system that should connect the busy Commercial and Broadway hub and the University of B.C. is a $3 billion subway, the city’s director of transportation told council Tuesday. Jerry Dobrovolny said council has been on record since 2000 as supporting a SkyTrain tunnel at least to Arbutus before connecting to a bus system. Extending the subway to the university is a new direction for council and the city’s planning staff, which continues to put pressure on TransLink to build a subway. “Our feeling is a subway all the way to UBC is the best approach,” said Dobrovolny, noting buses on the route are over capacity and adopting a light-rail system would mean an overhaul of the Broadway corridor. He said a light rail transit system would mean major changes to roads, the narrowing of sidewalks, removing parking spots,

city experienced with the opening of the Canada Line where ridership shot up 70 per cent, he said. In October, city council passed the City of Vancouver’s 2040 transportation plan, which aims to have two-thirds of all trips done by foot, bike and transit by 2040. Dobrovolny told council at the time the key to achieving the goal is the operation of an underground rapid transit system along Broadway that runs at least to Arbutus. Also in October, the mayor’s council on regional transportation gave the provincial government and TransLink an ultimatum to work out a long-term funding plan. The mayors have said they will cancel the agreed-to $30 million property tax hike, if the government and TransLink can’t settle on a deal by Feb. 28. TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis told the Courier earlier this month that he wants a rapid transit system built along the Broadway corridor but wouldn’t speculate on when it will be built and how it will be paid for. The provincial government’s transit plan estimated in 2008 that it would cost $2.8 billion to construct a 12-kilometre line from Broadway station to the University of B.C. It cost $100 million per kilometre to construct the Canada Line. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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he Vancouver penny stock company that has converted part of a civic parkade in downtown Vancouver into a greenhouse vegetable garden reported only $6,323 cash in the bank and a $52.8 million deficit. Alterrus, which was called Valcent until June 12, began construction of its “patent pending” VertiCrop system at the EasyPark parkade at 535 Richards on Aug. 22 and is marketing the produce to local restaurants and stores under the Local Garden brand. But NPA Coun. George Affleck is concerned about Alterrus’s finances and wants the Vision Vancouver-majority city council to release contract details and refer the matter to the newly appointed municipal auditor general. “It’s the process, it’s the fact that I want to know if this was the best deal for the taxpayers,” Affleck told the Courier. “This company came in and got this gig and all this space in a non-competitive process. I don’t think that’s fair.” The company was incorporated in 1996 and trades on the loosely regulated Canadian National Stock Exchange and Over the Counter Bulletin board exchanges. The company’s management discussion and analysis said, for the six months ending Sept. 30, that it lost $529,360. Accumulated losses were $52.8 million and it reported a working capital deficit of $4.4 million. Alterrus, however, claimed that it closed financing of $1.25 million for the EasyPark project on April 17, but is “currently seeking additional funding to finance its operations and obligations.” “However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be successful in its financ-

ing efforts or in the success of its products,” said the corporate filing. Alterrus described the VertiCrop system as patent-pending technology that uses a suspended tray on a moving conveyor to provide “maximum exposure to light (either nature or artificial), along with precisely measured nutrients for the plants.” Alterrus claims the system eliminates the need for herbicides and maximizes taste and nutrition. “Developed over several years by the company, VertiCrop grows higher quality produce much more efficiently and with greater food value, when compared to commercial field agriculture,” said the Alterrus report. As of Sept. 30, the EasyPark location had cost Alterrus $834,761 for the purchase of trays, rigs, convener system, site preparation, greenhouse structure and deferred financing costs. Rent is $2,400 per floor, per month and it has a 10-year licence. In September, executive chair Stephen Fane took over as acting chief financial officer when John Hamilton was terminated. A request to interview chief executive Christopher Ng was not fulfilled. The company issued a statement in response to Affleck’s motion, that it claimed was to correct “inaccurate comments about the company’s financial position.” “Contrary to public comments suggesting otherwise, Local Garden Vancouver Inc. is fully financed with private-sector funding and has successfully secured sales commitments for all of its produce,” said the Alterrus news release. The company claims it has created more than $500,000 in construction activity and “five to seven permanent jobs.” 2010goldrush@gmail.com twitter.com/bobmackin

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he nip-and-tuck race that the Greens and New Democrats played through the early count in the Victoria byelection makes one thing clear. The Green Party is for real. They may or may not hit a grand slam home run by actually winning the constituency and stealing it away from the NDP, but the party certainly hit a solid triple. Candidate Donald Galloway, a University of Victoria professor who answered leader Elizabeth May’s call almost on a whim, dogged the New Democratic Party’s Murray Rankin through three hours of counting and traded the lead multiple times as the first few thousand votes were counted. The conventional wisdom prior to the vote gave the race to Rankin, with most of the arguments centring on the ordering of the runners-up. Instead, the Greens kept pace with the NDP through three solid hours of counting, while the Liberals and Conservatives fell on their faces. A nervous crowd of more than 100 New Democrats got periodic updates over the early going. Anxious calculations were the common reaction. A few dozen Greens gathered at a Yates Street meeting place and greeted the numbers with increasing jubilation. The early showing was a far cry from the last few performances by either party. Former NDP MP Denise Savoie won three elections going back to 2006, increasing her count and her margin each time. She won 2011 with a simple majority, a rarity in multi-candidate races. Some of that was attributable to the surge generated by the late Jack Layton. That wave has crested in Victoria, and Greens polled between eight and 11 per cent over that period. But May is earning a national reputation from the neighbouring riding and she threw everything into the race. It didn’t go unnoticed that she was the only leader to pay a lot of attention to the local contest. That contributed to Liberal Paul Summerville’s poor showing. In the last election, Liberal candidate Christopher Causton finished well back, dragged down by the poor showing of former leader Michael Ignatieff. Summerville’s 12 per cent share in the early count shows the only thing worse than a poor leader is no leader at all. Greens campaigned partly on the byelection advantage — nothing much turned on the result, so sympathizers would throw a vote their way without worrying about national implications. A party official spelled it out last week: “The byelection will have no consequence on which party forms the government ... So you don’t need to vote strategically based on who you don’t want to form government. In other words, you can actually vote for the candidate that really represents your values, instead of using your vote to prevent a candidate that doesn’t represent your values from being elected.” Around the same time, the NDP were mass emailing voters, warning them about the danger posed by the threat of electing the Conservative. But Dale Gann finished well back. It turns out the NDP were worried about the wrong opponent. There were mutterings at NDP headquarters that the federal Tories pulled a fast one in the late stages and urged their voters to go Green after reading the writing on the wall and seeing a loss was inevitable. Analysis today will centre on whether the hot-button sewage treatment issue decided things. Rankin was the only candidate to stand in favour of the expensive treatment plant that will jack homeowners’ tax bills up by hundreds of dollars. The Conservative abandoned his government’s stand on treatment last week. The Liberal condemned it from the outset, and the Greens surprised many by engineering a careful flip-flop from previous years and coming out against the current plan. Whether it was sewage treatment, the byelection freedom to vote as you please or May’s reputation, it turned the former fringe party into a solid performer Monday on turf the NDP used to own. lleyne@timescolonist.com

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his book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or locales is entirely coincidental. This standard publisher’s note appears at the start of every work of fiction and is important to keep in mind while reading Linda Svendsen’s latest work Sussex Drive (Random House Canada) — given it’s about a Conservative Christian prime minister who prorogues Parliament not once but twice, and a black, female Governor General. It also includes a Tory fear of a lesbian socialist from the Opposition potentially becoming deputy PM (should the government fall), but that’s a minor, albeit hilarious, part of the book. By the end of Svendsen’s page-turner (replete with nefarious goingson), you can’t help but wonder if men in dark glasses and black suits are now lurking in the shadows of Svendsen’s world at UBC where she teaches creative writing. Does Svendsen know something she shouldn’t? Is certain fiction the new journalism where what the mainstream media doesn’t or can’t report becomes the stuff of “novels” or movies, such as Fair Game, the real story of betrayed CIA agent Valerie Plame. You know? The truth — with a good dose of funny in Sussex Drive’s case. “Double LOL,” Svendsen wrote in an email exchange with me. “For some reason, I was a little nervous when I stayed on a deserted floor at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. At the very far end. About a mile from the elevator. Perhaps that had more to do with having seen The Shining too many times — DSM for writer’s block.” My imagination (cynicism?) went into overdrive reading the often outrageous Sussex Drive because I don’t think Canadian politics are as boring as most Canadians believe. Intrigue abounds but we just don’t hear the half of it. So it was a thrill to read Svendsen’s Canada-centric and often hilarious “novel.” OK, it’s political satire, but you may never view certain politicians the same way again. Bestofall,youmaywanttostartpayingmoreattentiontowhatgoesoninOttawa.NotreallyDullsvilleafterall.OrasSvendsensays,“Ifanyonewantstentpolegossip that will make the Petraeus circus fold up flat away, look no further than [insert] name-hereandGoogle.GossipintheCanadiangovernmentiswaywilderthanfiction.” With Sussex Drive, which was legally vetted, Svendsen is tapping into a genre growing in popularity, and doing it with plenty of humour. “There’s as much going on in Canada as other writers have found in their own backyards,” Svendsen writes. “Thomas Harris’ The Ghost Writer plays with the Tony Blair-Iraq legacy, [Joe] Klein’s PrimaryColors provided deep colour on a Clinton-like couple. Writers can sometimes be the necessary canaries in the coal mines and coal mines are coming back.” Svendsen, whose writing credits include Marine Life, the CBC TV miniseries Human Cargo and adaptations of The Diviners and At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez stories, initially planned to write about mothers raising their children in public, but it dawned on her there might be a story in a prime minister’s wife and a female governor general who just couldn’t play “Follow the Conservative Leader” one more second. “I was mesmerized by the 2008 prorogation,” says the B.C.-born and raised writer. “One headline read, ‘Going where no Governor General has gone before,’ as if Michaelle Jean had left with Kirk and Spock and abandoned planet Parliamentary Democracy. Then before you could say “Afghan detainee,’ the government prorogued in 2009.” As she does with all her writing work, Svendsen researched, researched and researched some more to write Sussex Drive to make it as grounded in reality as possible for a more powerful satirical impact. “I saved all the newspapers from the 2008 prorogation and the punditry, polls and editorials are breathtaking in their partisanship, but the book I loved is called Parliamentary Democracy in Crisis — a series of essays from constitutional scholars. Recommended reading for high school.” When I asked Svendsen, who describes herself as a semi-political soul, if we should read anything into the negative portrayal of certain characters as her personal indictment of real people, she reminded me the book is fiction. But added: “The Canada I live in now is sometimes unbearably real: rental pandas replace polar bears, iced cappuccinos take precedence over the polar ice cap, a government cited by the Speaker for contempt of Parliament wins a majority, and prisons with a multifaith population must all be ministered to by Christian chaplains only. Lawrence Martin runs a tally that could make you weep. Rick Mercer only rants one night a week... the right and the left need more satire.” On the latter, Svendsen is right on the money. fhughes@vancourier.com twitter.com/HughesFiona

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RAINIER WOMEN REMAIN A VCH PRIORITY To the editor:

Re: “Rainer resident worries about loss of hotel’s addiction programs,” Nov. 21. Despite suggestions in your recent article, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is not abandoning women at the Rainier Hotel or the Downtown Eastside. When the Rainier Women’s Treatment Program began as a pilot recovery project for addicted women in 2009, it did so entirely with Health Canada funds and a clear understanding that it would end in November 2012. VCH acknowledged that once the pilot ended, the women would need to be supported through existing services using existing funds. Contrary to comments in your article, there never has been “money... from the provincial government” for this program. The transition from federally funded to VCH programs is about to commence. At the same time, BC Housing has confirmed it will continue to provide a housing subsidy for the tenants in the Rainier, which means the women will not have to move, nor will they be without the health care services they need. They will be able to stay where they are and still have access to a comprehensive range of health care services. The Portland Hotel Society (PHS), which was contracted to manage the housing and provide non-clinical support services for the Rainier Women’s Treatment Program, was aware from the start that this was the direction when the Health Canada funding would end. PHS has also committed to help VCH work with these women as they transition to the next phase of

health care delivery that supports their ongoing recovery. The reality is that every effort is being taken to make sure that no woman will be placed at risk when the Health Canada funding ends. Our priority now is to support these women and focus on their needs as they move along the courageous road to recovery and independence — the real heart and soul of the Rainier. Joanne Bezzubetz, Executive Director — Vancouver Community Health (VCH) Dr. Rolando Barrios, Senior Medical Director — Vancouver Community Health (VCH)

CRITICIZING GRAMMAR WITH RELISH

To the editor: Re: “Burger, she wrote,” Nov. 21. Eeeeekkk. My 12-year old son and I love a fine burger, so I was relishing reading the above article aloud to him over breakfast today. Our reading ground to a nasty halt at the beginning of paragraph four when we learned that the writer (referred to herself as “myself” in this instance”) and her friend cut their burger in half. What? The? Our breakfast conversation immediately shifted from the joys of gourmet burgers to different kinds of pronouns and the proper use of reflexive pronouns. We discussed that it’s sometimes hard to decide when to use “I” and “me,” and lamented the horrifying use of “myself” in some instances. We then shifted to discussing how newspapers probably work, speculating that staff writers submit their material to the editor, who then reviews it for content and grammar. In the end, it was an interest-

ing and valuable conversation about grammar and newspapers, but sadly, from that point forward, had nothing to do with burgers. In fact, we never did finish reading the article. James Tigchelaar, Vancouver

CROSS BORDER SHOPPERS TRAITORS TO CANADA To the editor:

Re: “Stores fight against Black Friday,” Nov. 16. I’d like to express my disgust at all those Canadians scuttling across the border to shop. I’ve just got off the phone with my 92-year-old mother who signed up to fight overseas for Canada in the Second World War. She is outraged at this traitorous behavior. The health of a community depends on the local businesses. They sponsor local kids teams, provide our children with entry level jobs, keep our neighbourhoods strong, pay the taxes that support our hospitals, schools and infrastructure. Canadian businesses have to pay their workers more than American ones. That’s part of the reason they charge a bit more. This is our middle class, people. How can these shoppers be so ignorant and short-sighted to not realize that every time a local store closes it puts families out of work? And I don’t “buy” the argument that they are going down there out of economic necessity. I’ve been a single parent with a low to average income for 18 years and I don’t even go to Costco. If we want to maintain our middle class and a healthy quality of life, we need to support Canadian businesses. Valerie Clark, Vancouver

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Yuletidefunwithtrees,lightsandSanta COMMUNITY CALENDAR with Sandra Thomas

DOWNTOWN The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and the upper lobby of the Pacific Centre Mall are aglow once again with the annual Festival of Trees. Basically it’s a Christmas tree decorating smackdown that allows businesses and individuals to show what they can do with handfuls of tinsel, a few snowmen and twinkling lights. Visitors can vote for their favourite tree by making a donation to the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. From personal experience, I can promise you the little ones will be mesmerized. The Festival of Trees will be on display until Jan. 1.

HILLCREST PARK It’s Hands-On Hanukkah at Hillcrest Community Centre thanks to the Jewish Outreach Institute’s Public Space Judaism program. On Dec. 2, the Jewish Community Centre is hosting the free event with a dreidel magic scratch activity, Colour-Me Calendar and holiday music with Josh Neihaus. The goal of the Jewish Outreach Institute is to make Jewish experiences more accessible by bringing the culture and traditions of Judaism to people where they gather, such as at malls and parks. The family-friendly event takes place Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hillcrest, 4575 Clancy Loranger Way, next to Nat Bailey Stadium.

KERRISDALE Yes Virginia, there are aliens in Kerrisdale. At least there will be Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Monday Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. for a seniors matinee of Above and Beyond This Galaxy at the Kerrisdale Community Centre. This family-friendly play is a comedy with an environmental message that tells the story of a crew from earth on a Christmas mission to save our planet and its people. The SS Lifesaver, with its Captain Enduring Hope and Commander Divine Joy, land on an unknown planet, encounter the Queen and aliens, meet a god and return to earth. The cast of 12 ranges in age from six to 70, all members of Characters, the theatre troupe that performs out of the Kerrisdale Community Centre. This is the ninth original play written and directed by Angel Drummond for the Kerrisdale Community Centre.

NORTH VANCOUVER Canyon Lights, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s popular holiday light display, opens Dec. 1 with thousands of lights twinkling throughout the rainforest, across the suspension bridge and on Cliffwalk, the park’s newest attraction. Back by popular demand, Canyon Lights will also feature a scavenger hunt for children, gingerbread

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Top: Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge opens Dec. 1; the annual Festival of Trees continues at the Four Seasons Hotel where Santa (bottom) stopped by to help make decorations with patients from B.C. Children’s Hospital, including six-year-old Megan Clarke.

cookie decorating, glass-blowing demonstrations with Malcolm Macfayden and sing-a-long carols with a holiday band. This season the Capilano Suspension Bridge has extended hours and dates. Canyon Lights tickets are valid all day, with holiday activities taking place from 4 to 9 p.m. daily from Saturday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Jan. 5. New this year, Capilano is operating its free shuttle service from Canada Place every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. Proceeds from admission will be donated to the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund, with a goal of raising $20,000 for the organization to support Burn Awareness Week in elementary schools across the province. Over the past five years, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has donated more than $112,000 to support the fund. For more information on event times, dates and shuttle service schedules, visit capbridge.com or call 604-985-7474.

OAKRIDGE Join the Chalice Choir for a concert of seasonal music featuring Bach’s Cantata No. 63 and a sing-along of Christmas favourites Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, located at the corner of West 49th Avenue and Oak Street. Tickets are $15 at the door and a reception follows the concert. Email me with any upcoming community events (not all of which have to be Christmas-related.) sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10


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CUTTING EDGE ART: This painting by Kaveh Irani was one of many pieces of art displayed at Emily Carr’s 39th annual Student Art Sale last weekend on Granville Island.

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LIGHT PICKING: Nadia Lund tested out a Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light at the Vancouver Guitar Show held at the

Croatian Cultural Centre Nov. 25. The annual guitar extravaganza features clinics, performances and contests such as the Shred Off and Boss Loop Station World Championship national finals.

CARR SHOW: A wide selection of original paintings,

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WORLD OF WARCRAFT: Members of Academie Duello put on a sword fighting demonstration at the Biltmore Cabaret Nov. 23 as part of Nerdfest. The event also featured fantasy/gaming vendors, bands, performances and demonstrations.

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STOMACH SHAKE: Persian belly dancer Mahafsoun shimmied and shook up a storm at Nerdfest.

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PLAYING LIKE A BOSS: Jonathan Rosner of Dollard

Des Ormeaux, QC won the Vancouver Guitar Show’s Boss Loop Station World Championship at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Sunday Nov. 25.

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CLEARLY CONTACTS: Grant “Dark Walker” Vlahovic was among the costumed participants at Nerdfest.

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AWest End love affair DARA PARKER

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ight years ago I moved to the “best coast” and immediately fell in love with Vancouver. Having grown up in suburban Toronto, I was instantly enamoured with the mountains, the ocean and the absence of temperatures below freezing. Working on my masters at the University of B.C., I had a brief stint living on campus, flirted with south Kits, and landed in Fairview Slopes for almost two years. While I appreciate all of these relationships, it wasn’t the real thing. Five years ago, I moved to the West End and began my second love affair with my adopted home. Growing up, the possibility of living a mere three blocks from the beach seemed to be straight out of a Sweet Valley High novel. In the West End it was a reality (albeit with more rain than the twins ever had to deal with). My first apartment was on the Denman corridor and afforded incredible access to English Bay, Stanley Park, and the West End Library and Community Centre (yes, I still use the

library). I lived in a beautiful heritage building with hardwood floors, French doors, and a full-size kitchen. It didn’t take very long to adopt a West-End persona, boasting of “our” seawall, comparing favourite breakfast haunts, and pledging to not cross a bridge except under dire circumstances. Sadly, my beautiful heritage apartment bedroom overlooked the alley across from a popular bar, where I am confident that 62 per cent of troubled relationships in the West End decided to have their final argument at 3 a.m. Eventually I had to move on. While home ownership lured me temporarily east, I desperately missed my real love, and it wasn’t long before I was drawn back to the West End. My second apartment in the West End was located in the heart of the community, a few blocks west of Nelson Park. Overlooking a private courtyard, the landlords boasted it has “whisper quiet” ambiance and they weren’t exaggerating. Despite living in the densest neighbourhood in Canada, the apartment succeeded in making you feel as though you were in rural countryside. If rural countryside was in the heart of the gaybourhood. Rainbows and dykes and bears, oh my! I discovered an entirely new zone within the community and a fantastically queer one at that. Further from Stanley Park, but closer to a wide range of small grocers, bars, restaurants, and public transportation options (for those rare occasions when one is required

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to leave the West End), I became just as charmed by the diversity on Davie Street. However, I recently opted to take the plunge into homeownership again, this time unwilling to compromise my preferred neighbourhood. The result is the tiniest of apartments, a block away from Sunset Beach, thereby an entirely new constellation in the ‘hood. I am now loving the aquabus and the ready access to Granville Island just beyond my door. While I’ve been willing to put myself out there, test the waters, and give other neighbourhoods a chance, really it was over when I met the West End. This is a lifelong love affair. Dara Parker is the executive director of the Qmunity, a resource centre for the lesbian, gay, trans, bi and queer community.

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ore than 800 people gathered at the Croatian Cultural Centre Monday to pay tribute to a oneof-a-kind former Vancouver cop who died earlier this month at 89 of cancer. Bernie “Whistling” Smith, who earned the nickname for regularly whistling on his Downtown Eastside beat, was remembered in story, in video and in song — including one of his own — during the afternoon ceremony. Though more widely known by many as the burly lawman featured in the 1975 National Film Board documentary Whistling Smith, stories told by family and friends completed a picture of Smith’s life before and after his 34 years with the Vancouver Police Department. Koos Dykstra, who served on the force with Smith, recalled that his friend grew up in what is now Yaletown before leaving in his early teens. Smith stowed away on trains to the Prairies during the Depression, lived in “hobo jungles” and hitchhiked around the province searching for work. “He came from very poor beginnings and never enjoyed an excess of wealth, “Dykstra told the crowd. “But seeing the assembly here, he was rich beyond what he could have imagined.” Smith’s son, Larry, also a retired VPD cop, said his father’s decision to enlist in the army and serve overseas during the Second World War was considered an improvement to his life. He landed in Normandy three days after the DDay invasion. His early experiences, Smith said, helped shape the values of the father and grandfather he became when returning from the war and joining the VPD in 1945. “There was always a place at our table for a person who was down on their luck or in need,” his son said. The day Smith received his discharge papers from the army, he applied to work at the VPD. His persistence, despite no openings, got him a job at 22 years old. In his unpublished autobiography Colour Me Blue, he tells of saving a drowning man at the foot of Dunlevy Street, how his first partner Gordon Sinclair was shot under the Granville Bridge and how he led detectives to two men who murdered a teenage girl in Stanley Park. Former partner Don Bullough revealed to the crowd that Smith had a $10,000 contract on his head and often mixed it up with local gangsters. “He was feared by the underworld,” said Bullough in an English accent, recalling how Smith often sat with gangsters’ girlfriends in nightclubs to upset the men. “They couldn’t talk, they couldn’t do nothing. But that was how Bernie did it and he was just one hell of a good copper — a good partner and a good friend.” When Smith retired in 1979, he worked at a series of jobs, including private investigator,

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A tribute to Bernie Smith was held at the Croatian Cultural Centre Monday.

security guard, stock promoter, failed political candidate and aide to former premier Bill Vander Zalm, who spoke at the ceremony. “He believed that whatever happened had to happen but that things would be better at the end of it — and it was,” said Vander Zalm, referring to his turbulent last year in office and the conflict-of-interest probe into the sale of Fantasy Gardens that caused him to resign in 1991. “So Bernie will always be remembered by Lillian and myself and family as one of the greatest guys we ever came to know.” In his later years, Smith turned to writing a detective novel, his autobiography and children’s books, one of which is titled Windy and Spike, about a skunk and a porcupine, he selfpublished with his late wife, Mary. He told the Courier in an interview in 2004 the inspiration for his children’s books were his love of children and family. Taylum McErlean, 19, Smith’s first great grandaughter, said she didn’t know the man as a cop or political aide but simply as her great grandpa. She told of how his whistling could get on her great grandmother’s nerves (“Bernard— stop that!”) and how he would take out his false teeth “to freak out the kids.” “He never stopped smiling, never stopped being positive,” she said. During the ceremony, the crowd heard from Smith himself, albeit via a video recording made earlier this year of a song he wrote with musical accompaniment from The Odds and Jim Byrnes. Over long-held, subtle notes on an organ, Smith comes across Johnny Cash-like in his baritone voice and simple delivery of “The Thin Blue Line.” He was blind at the time but still able to whistle. Smith is survived by his four children, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Donations can be made in his name to The Union Gospel Mission. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings


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news Joyce Murray joins Liberal leadership race VANCOUVER QUADRA MP HOPES TO BECOME PARTY’S FIRST FEMALE LEADER BOB MACKIN Contributing writer

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oyce Murray says it is about time the Liberal Party of Canada had a female leader and she thinks she is ideal for the job. The 58-year-old, twiceelected Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra announced her run Monday to head what some of its members call Canada’s “natural governing party.” Kim Campbell succeeded Progressive Conservative Brian Mulroney as Prime Minister before losing the 1993 election that also included the first woman to lead the NDP, Yukoner Audrey McLaughlin. Green Party leader Elizabeth May became her party’s first elected MP in 2011. “I have a style of working cooperatively with people. Liberals are looking for a new approach in our party,” Murray told the Courier on Monday. “The culture of the Liberal Party of Canada, with its focus on personalities and power and policies of the past, has not been successful, has not been resonating with Canadian citizenry. So I’m from outside that central Canadian establishment and will bring some new ideas and a co-operative approach.” Murray’s opponents include lawyer Deborah Coyne, former astronaut Marc Garneau, Vancouver crown prosecutor Alex Burton and perceived front-runner Jus-

tin Trudeau, the former West Side schoolteacher and eldest son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau. The party will choose a new leader on April 14, 2013 in Ottawa. Interim leader Bob Rae took over from academic Michael Ignatieff after the party’s third-place finish in 2011. “I welcome everybody that’s in this race, I hope it’s going to be a race about ideas for rebuilding the party and ideas for Canada,” Murray said. “I will be bringing my set of ideas forward. In addition, people are looking for not just ideas but who has the track record of delivering and implementing ideas. I have a unique background in that to offer.” Murray is the Liberal critic for small business and tourism, Asia-Pacific Gateway and Western Economic Diversification. She is anti-oil pipeline and pro-marijuana legalization. The South Africa-native won election with the B.C. Liberals in New Westminster under Gordon Campbell in 2001 and spent three years as environment minister and a year as management services minister before losing in the 2005 election. She lost her first attempt federally, in the New Westminster-Coquitlam riding, but won in 2008 in Vancouver Quadra, the riding from 1984 to 1993 of former Liberal prime minister John Turner. While Murray opposes a merger with the NDP, she favours a one-time system of run-offs among centre-left

candidates to avoid a progressive vote split and retake ridings from the Conservatives. “I am for a change in the culture of politics in Canada. Our democracy is eroding with this government and the secrecy and anti-democratic process, that needs to change

and my view is we need a different electoral system, a way that fosters or rewards working together constructively,” she said. Murray said she is used to balancing family with business and cabinet with constituency work, so running

a national campaign won’t harm her Vancouver Quadra commitments. “I’ve fortunately got a very capable staff in Vancouver and Ottawa that will help me ensure we’re still serving the needs of constituents,” she said.

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has been far ahead of demand. “The [manufacturers] are choosing where their vehicles go,” Shield told members of the Downtown Vancouver Association last week at a presentation on electric vehicle infrastructure. “They’re selective about it to ensure those vehicles go to a market where they can be guaranteed success. “How do we draw them into Vancouver? You have the infrastructure just ahead [of EV sales] so that they can see the infrastructure is there for the vehicles. But we don’t want hundreds of stations collecting dust, as you see in some U.S. cities.” So far, there are about a dozen charging stations in Vancouver. The B.C. government plans to have 450 built throughout the province. by offering incentives to municipalities and the private sector. The EV charging network would include up to 27 fast charging stations, which can charge an electric vehicle in 15 to 20 minutes. The prospect of a battery dying in traffic is one of the biggest mental barriers to wider adoption of EVs, which helps explain why the Chevrolet Volt is the top-selling electric vehicle in B.C. The Volt is primarily an electric car, but it has a gaspowered backup generator — just in case. Vancouver is said to be uniquely positioned in North America to adopt EVs. It has a dense, geographically constrained population, high gas prices, low-cost hydro and a green mindset. “That combination is unique — being able to convert from gasoline to clean hydro power, to fill your car with water, if you will,” said BC Hydro CTO Kip Morison. “Many jurisdictions that are burning coal or gas can switch to EVs, but their energy still comes from dirty sources.” The City of Vancouver has adopted a number of EV adoption policies, including a requirement that all new condo developments include EV charging stations. The city wants to see EVs make up 15 per cent of all new car sales by 2020. EVs now make up 10 per cent of the city’s own light-duty vehicle fleet. nbennett@biv.com

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ing conditions, according to association executive director and chief negotiator Paul Reniers. Theassociationrepresensmorethan1,400 employees of BCIT, including technology and parttime studies faculty, assistant instructors, technical staff, researchers, curriculum development professionals, librarians, program advisors and counsellors. Similar to the association, the BCGEU is also looking for wage increases as well as benefits and job security, according to Richard Schaeffer, chairperson of the support staff bargaining committee. Support staff union members have been without a contract since June 30, 2010, Schaeffer noted. Support staff members have also announced their intention to strike Dec. 3 should there be no progress in their union’s negotiations. twitter.com/BurnabyNOW_news


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COMMUNITY BRIEFS MARPOLE ART Marpole Arts Collective hosts an event for those 19 and older Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at The Old Firehall, 1305 West 70 Ave. at Hudson Street. The Collective brings in different groups of performing artists, including musicians, poets and art installations by Emily Carr students, on the last Friday of every month. Drop by to listen to live talent. Check marpoleplace.ca for this month’s lineup. Doors open at 7 p.m. The music starts at 8 p.m. Free admission and cheap beer.

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CESS news release. Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the site is meant to help newcomers learn about their new country while they wait to obtain citizenship. The general website is open to everyone, but feature services such as webinars and individual support are obtained by registering with the site at CitizenshipNow.ca.

TAKE TOYS TO THE FIRE HALL Vancouver Fire Halls are accepting food and toy donations for those in need. Accepted items include non-perishable food for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and new unwrapped toys for children (no stuffed animals please), which will be distributed throughout the region by the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. All items can be dropped off at any of Vancouver’s 20 fire halls between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Please drop off toys by Dec. 23rd. Food donations are accepted all year. Go to vancouver.ca/fire for the fire hall nearest you.

MASS APPEAL First there was the papacy, now there’s the app-acy. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver has created an app to help Catholics find churches and church services. The app, available for the iPhone, helps the faithful find information on churches, services and confession times. It allows searches throughout the region from Squamish to Hope and gives information for directions from Google Maps and Street View. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or from rcav.org/app. An Android version of the app is being considered.

CORRECTION The Nov. 1 article about the closure of Kerrisdale’s Cheshire Cheese Inn incorrectly stated that the entire block on West Boulevard from West 40th Avenue to West 41st Avenue was to be developed. In fact, it is the block from West 40th south to the lane that will be demolished and replaced with a four-storey commercial and residential building. Businesses that include Economy Barber Shop will not be bulldozed.

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We are looking for returning officers to assist in branches between Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 20, 2013. To apply for a position, please send a letter, fax or email with your name, address and phone number and indicate which branches would be most convenient for you. Past experience as a returning officer does not guarantee re-employment. Submit your letter by Friday, January 18, 2013 to: Governance Department, Reference RO Vancity PO Box 2120, Station Terminal Vancouver BC V6B 5R8 Email: election@vancity.com Fax: 604.877.7993


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EMPHASIS IS ON POSITIVE COLOURS AND ECO-FRIENDLINESS Want to “borrow” some of these ideas? Craft says if you are looking to transform a humdrum home or workplace into an environment worthy of lingering in while sipping eggnog or hosting a festive party, consider the following tips:

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ancouver- based interior design professional Joanne Craft helps put the ooh and aah into hotels and commercial spaces, such as Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel and others, by designing their opulent holiday décor.

Theme & colours – Determine your theme and preferred colours as step one in building a holiday environment. Rich jewel tones, fuchsia, electric blue, turquoise or apple green create positive happy synergy! Light & glass – Crystals and chandeliers and battery operated candles are a hot trend for holiday 2012 as people look for warmth, sparkle and shine this holiday season. Chandeliers created from flowing crystals and rhinestones dripping off metal tree stands, branches and floral arrangements add elegance and a sense of arrival. Organic cheer – Mixing permanent botanicals which are botanically-accurate replica plants made with authentic, dried stems and flowers from natural plant materials or with silk and plastics alongside live plants— is taking root this holiday. Try hydrangea, yarrow, moss balls, bamboo and reindeer moss for natural beauty.

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When designing your holiday theme, begin with the main focal point feature and start with the large decor piece first and then add smaller accent pieces around it to complement and enhance the space. Some key focal features to consider in your holiday décor mix include: • Glass vases filled a quarter full with ornaments, • Package/gift boxes stacked (tower) five feet tall, • Cascading ornaments suspended from ceiling, • Dogwood branches lit with LED “brown cord” lights and adorned with clear round ornament balls

filled with orchids/floral stems, • Live potted Norfolk Island Pines which can thrive afterwards for many more years indoors, • Engaging the senses with fragrance like Eucalyptus and cinnamon sticks, • Ribbons instead of traditional red bows, as ribbons cascade naturally over trees and other décor, • An organic swag using burlap, pines cones, berries, raw cinnamon bark and white artificial magnolia flower stems, along with natural wood elements.

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et, windy, cloudy and cold – these are the dreary days of November and December. With nothing but glum weather anticipated now and in the near future (and holiday festivities coming up!), this is the time when homeowners or renters crave the warmth and ambience of a fireplace. Many people have a fireplace they’re happy with, but in many cases, it may be the missing link to their cozy environment. Fireplace Options If you want to keep the home fires burning, fireplaces.com has some good criteria to follow to help in selecting a fireplace that suits your lifestyle. Options are: Direct vent gas fireplaces look just like traditional fireplaces; however, they solve some of the problems of their wood burning forerunners. Direct vent fireplaces take advantage of zero-clearance technology, which means they don’t need foundations or chimneys. They burn efficiently, extracting most of their heat from the combustion gases. And direct vent gas fireplaces expel 100

per cent of combustion gases and moisture directly outside the home.Venting is usually out through a wall or roof. Wood burning fireplace experiences evoke feelings of nostalgia for many homeowners with their unmistakable look, sound and smell. The design of today’s wood burning fireplaces makes them more environmentally responsible than ever. Many models comply with the strictest government air-quality regulations. Electric fireplaces offer the ultimate in convenience and flexibility.You can enjoy a fire at the touch of a switch in any room you’d like. There’s also no need for a chimney, venting, or gas line – simply plug it in! Minimal installation also means instant

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Condo décor quickie: use a tabletop tree No one says you have to take up your entire living space with a full-size Christmas tree. If you have little space to work with, place a tabletop tree on a table in the entryway, near the bottom of your stairs or even on an end table in your living room. You can get tabletop trees that are just a couple feet high at your local Christmas tree lot or buy an artificial one at your neighbourhood big-box store. Decorate the tree with oversized whimsical ornaments or sophisticated, clear glass ornaments for a completely different look. Finish off the decorations by placing small gift boxes and bags under the tree, even if there’s nothing in them. Courtesy: sheknows.com.

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Tips for throwing a successful holiday soirée –let’s say purple – with festive silver accents. Incorporate your theme’s colours into the lighting, holiday decorations, and even your party outfit – whatever you decide on, it’s the details that really make for effective party décor.

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Having the right mood music can really set the tone for your party.Whether its holiday music, easy listening, classic rock, hip hop or Top 40, you’ll never suffer from awkward silences with tunes playing in the background. For example, satellite radio offers access to dedicated to commercial-free music so you can keep guests dancing, informed and entertained, all from one device.

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It’s time now to put our leafy pals to sleep for a long winter’s nap.With container gardens this is particularly important since our green friends don’t have the warmth of the earth to protect them from the ravages of old man winter. 1.Wrapping your pots with burlap will give the root systems of your plants added insulation. Cold air that swirls around the container can freeze any roots that come in contact with the sides. Mulching the surface will also protect our verdant companions from winter’s icy embrace. 2. For those extremely cold nights, put a tent of burlap or bubble wrap over the pots to trap heat, but remove as soon as the temperatures begin to rise. But note that bubble wrap does

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Woof-ing you a meow-y Christmas If Santa is stopping at your house with gifts for Fluffy and Fido, he may be interested in a few last-minute gift ideas, courtesy BC SPCA:

for exercise and to stretch their muscles. Deluxe scratching posts come in a variety of sizes, complete • In the fun but functional with perching department are humane shelves. Some are collars and glam ID tags even made from and leashes. Most local petattractive natural supply stores carry an assortwood that you ment of patterned, themed can sand yourself and even bejewelled gear for when they become every pet’s fancy. For collars, worn. be sure to avoid choke, prong and electric shock collars Or consider that could hurt your pet and heartfelt gifts: instead purchase humane collars such as flat collars, If you have a two-legged martingale collars, head col- animal lover on your holiday lars and harnesses. gift list, the BC SPCA’s Pawsitive Gifts program • Smart toys for both dogs lets you support an animal and cats can provide hours in our care on their behalf. of enjoyment for your furry Gifts of Love and Hope family members. Available is a donation matching at most pet-supply stores, program that runs until Dec. smart toys include treat 31. The first $150,000 in balls, Kongs and puzzle feeddonations will be generously ers. Cats also enjoy feather matched by the Milan & wands, balls and other toys Maureen Ilich Foundation. that appeal to their natural instincts to hunt and stalk. The new Guardian Angel program lets donors choose • Most cats enjoy using a the animal they wish to scratching post. They use support and send mesthem to leave their scent,

sages directly to the staff and volunteers caring for him. When the animal is adopted, donors who become Guardian Angels are notified of the good news. The BC SPCA provides care and protection to more than 36,000 animals each year. Your gift can help a homeless, injured or abused animal get a second chance at finding a loving “forever home”. Go to spca.bc.ca for all the details!

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Dunbar Residents Give Generously in 2012 Food Drive bank this Christmas, while donating non-perishable food items on your next visit to participating Dunbar merchants displaying the Food Bank poster.” Andruff is particularly encouraged by the generosity of corporate partners in the area. “We offer a special acknowledgement of our “Three-Star Performers” in last year’s drive: Scotiabank-

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“With their leadership, it makes others want to take part and contribute, and we all win, especially the hungry.” Donations or food pick-ups can be arranged by calling 604-264-7444.

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Wreck Beach. • Reigniting the long-simmering Spanish Bank/Spanish Banks controversy by slapping an S back on the end of official signs and letting the chips fall where they may. • Renaming green space in the West End’s blossoming Korean neighbourhood Richard Park in honour of the underappreciated, Seoul-born forward who spent the 2005-2006 NHL season with the Canucks. • No Lifeguard on Duty signs for Jack Poole Plaza. • Changing the John Hendry Park sign to Trout Lake Park and seeing if anyone notices. • Putting up Dunbar Residents Only signs around Dunbar parks and taking bets on how long before a grassroots heritage committee forms to keep them. • Adding the word “Muntz” to signs at Nelson Park so that people can point to them and say “Ha-ha!” • Turn CRAB Park at Portside to CRAP Park at Portside to give visitors fair warning that not all local dog owners are as diligent as they should be when it comes to picking up after their pooches. • Renaming Hastings Community Park as East Village Community Park, although it’s quite possible the Hastings North Business Improvement Association might have already gone ahead and done this without asking anyone first. • Coming up with something, anything, more interesting for the seven different park board sites around the city officially known only as “Park Site.” k&k@vancourier.com twitter.com/KudosKvetches


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Playground puts non-musicians in a jam ANDREW FLEMING Contributing writer

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f the global success of video games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band has taught us anything, it’s that an awful lot of people who’ve never learned to play an instrument secretly yearn to kick out the jams. While most people with unfulfilled musical ambitions make do with hanging out in seedy karaoke bars, singing along with the radio and/or rocking out on the air guitar, a group of Vancouver artists, musicians and other creative types calling themselves Playground have a better idea to help get people’s untapped musical juices flowing. The volunteer-driven collective want to make a connection between established musicians and wannabes alike, and the first 60 people to respond to an invitation via their email list in the next few days will get together at an undisclosed location Dec. 9 to help cut a new track with local blues rock duo The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer. The idea behind the event is for a band and an audience to team up together and record a song in just one hour. No formal musical training is required and professional guidance is given to help participants get out of their comfort zones and come up with something unique. Free beer is also helpfully provided to help the creative process along. “The way it generally works is the artist

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Zachary Stevenson and Jeff Bryant of folk-pop duo the Human Statues help lead a crowd at a Playground event held earlier this year at Vancouver Urban Winery. comes with a plan of how they are going to use this extra crowd of people to kind of remix and enhance the sound of the song,” explained event organizer Kev Holloway. “It’s not about trying to teach people to play some crazy Vivaldi composition; it’s just them doing something they wouldn’t have been able to 20 minutes before walking through the door and letting their natural musical abilities come out.” If you ask a self-described “non-musician,” they’ll often claim to be tone deaf to rhythm and pitch. Push the issue, though, and you’ll likely find they’ll soon sing a different tune.

Holloway said he and Playground co-founder Adam Schelle were inspired after seeing a speech multiple Grammy-winning jazz singer Bobby McFerrin gave a World Science Festival in New York City three years ago. In the online video, since viewed more than five million times, McFerrin instructs the audience to sing the five basic notes of the pentatonic scale based on where he jumps to on stage and then uses them a kind of human keyboard. “He basically bounced left and right as he was singing out a scale and, after three or four bounces, the audience sort of followed

him along. It really illustrated how quickly you can teach non-musicians something that is very simple to learn rather than just clapping and singing along.” Singer and harmonica player Shawn Hall, a.k.a. the Harpoonist, said he and guitarist/ drummer Matthew “the Axe Murderer” Rogers are not only looking forward to trying something new at the upcoming new recording of their song “The Sky Is Falling,” the fifth and largest Playground session to date, but they also have selfish reasons for doing it. “It’s a tune that we haven’t really been able to discover yet live” he told the Courier. “We are kind of doing a big group experimentation to breathe new life and give us ideas on how we can represent the song live. It’s kind of like a big adult education thing with foot stomping and singing.” Hall said the plan is to divide up the crowd and give them different tasks based on their capabilities. “There’s going to be a couple of pianos and we’ll get some people — they won’t have to know too many chords or anything — and give them sort of an eight-note pedal part. We’re hoping to get two different people on two different pianos on opposite sides of the room and that might be the metronome for the whole song and everything works and builds around that.” To sign up to play or to check out previous performances, visit playground.is. afleming@vancourier.com twitter.com/flematic

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h, good Gogol! Director David Mackay throws everything he has in his directorial grab bag at Jeffrey Hatcher’s modern adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector. I realize that theatre students need to build skills across the whole spectrum but I’m not a big fan of farce so this show — crazily chaotic and monumentally madcap — won’t be my favourite of Studio 58’s 2012 season. But, once again, the superb training these students get is obvious; the ensemble work is tight and every character is finely crafted. Even minor characters stand out: the accordion-playing peasant who, after each chorus, shouts, with a glowering look, “Hey!” A postmistress who has a red, runny nose and sings ABBA’s “Money, Money, Money.” A bored, gum-chewing mayor’s daughter. An oversexed mayor’s wife, described by her husband as “a cold and clotted thing that used to be human.” There isn’t a character who hasn’t got some sort of carefully considered and worked out tic. And the ensemble work stands out: crazy scenes with everyone running, hiding or moving as one. A running gag has everyone, one after the other, hiding in a wardrobe.

Studio 58’s production of Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector runs until Dec. 2. How many actors can you get in a wardrobe? More than twenty. The set design by Pam Johnson is fabulous. An elegant government office, marblepillared and hung with red brocade, miraculously transforms into a shabby room at a one-star inn. The set morphs yet a third time into the mayor’s drawing room. These changes all appear before your eyes. Blink and you’ll miss them. Mara Gottler’s period costumes (Ukraine, circa 1836) are grand, especially the black lace and rose-strewn gown on Anna An-

dreyevna (Stephanie Izsak). Adding to already high production values is Adrian Muir’s lighting. There are two roles in The Inspector General that are absolutely critical to the success of this play: Ivan Alexandreyevich Hlestakov (Tim W. Carlson) and Mayor Anton Antonovich (Joel Wirkkunen). Mackay’s casting here is perfect. Carlson is young, rosy-cheeked and guileless until his bumbling character figures things out. Wirkkunen, a Studio 58 grad and the sole Equity performer, blows and blusters like Tropical

Storm Sandy. Not tall but powerfully built, Wirkkunen holds court as, draped in the mayor’s medals of office, he orders everyone around. It’s the old gag of mistaken identity. Shakespeare was shameless in his use of it and Gogol was not above it either. A small, rustic town (where “people eat soup with their hands”) and rife with corruption, especially in the areas of health, education and the judiciary, is about to be visited by a government inspector. When it is rumoured the inspector has arrived, Mayor Anton Antonovich goes into high gear to prevent the inspector from discovering how bad things are. Of course, Ivan Alexandreyevich Hlestakov is not the inspector but benefits royally from everyone’s misunderstanding. Hundreds of rubles, which he happily accepts, change hands. Obviously, the mistake is eventually discovered and if all hell hasn’t already broken loose, it does now. Opening night audience loved this show and laughed loud and long. It took me a while to warm up. However, I may be a miserable scribbler but no one could sit through this show without at least a chortle now and again. The Government Inspector is zany, ambitious, large and, needless to say, timely: Provincial Ukrainian towns in 1836 didn’t have an exclusive on corruption. — reviewed by Jo Ledingham

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On Wednesday night, Sport B.C. will recognize eight Vancouver volunteers for their contributions to amateur sport in the province. The Community Sport Hero Awards, which are sponsored by Teck, will be presented at a public award ceremony at the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame at B.C. Place beginning at 6 p.m.. The awards honour outstanding sport volunteers in B.C. who are dedicated to developing amateur sport at the community level. These are the 2012 recipients, as detailed by Sport B.C.: Tony Chin, Nordic Ski For over 10 years, Tony Chin has volunteered as a nordic ski coach, official and administrator. When Vancouver won the bid for the 2010 Winter Games, he started a Nordic Racers Ski Club adaptive ski program and single-handedly ran the program from 2006 to 2010. The result: five of Canada’s Paralympians were from the Nordic Racers. Chris Fuoco, wrestling Chris Fuoco started the John Oliver wrestling program over seven years ago and his involvement in the sport surpasses 20 years. He devotes his time and resources to break down barriers and make wrestling available for boys and girls. He organizes interactive wrestling demonstrations for people with disabilities and helps create opportunities for athletes from all socio-economic backgrounds. Gord Hopper, gymnastics Active in gymnastics since 1994, Hopper began his career as the technical director for Gymnastics B.C. and also judged at the national level for 12 years. For the past three years, he has provided outstanding leadership to Coaches B.C. as the association’s president. Simon Litherland, rowing Part of the province-wide rowing community for over 15 years and a member of the Rowing B.C. board of directors for 12 years, Litherland is a masters rower for the Vancouver Rowing Club and a Rowing B.C. umpire. According to Sport B.C., his biggest accomplishment so far is his development of the False Creek Rowing Club. Ray Myrtle, volleyball Ray Myrtle has dedicated himself to volleyball for over 40 years. In this time a successful athlete, he has shared his passion as a teacher, coach, and administrator. He coached high school boys and girls volleyball as well as the Canadian senior women’s national team, for which he also helped develop a training centre in Vancouver. Myrtle launched the first Beach Volleyball Championships at Kits Beach. Michael O’Connor, lacrosse Michael O’Connor began his lacrosse career as a referee in the 1970s. He coached youth box lacrosse in the Killarney Minor Lacrosse Association. Says Sport B.C., “Mike is always there for the kids and coaches using positive encouragement with honesty and integrity and most years he can be found coaching more than one team.” In 2010, one of his major achievements included the resurrection of field lacrosse, now the Killarney association boasts four teams and 75 field lacrosse athletes. Hilary Quick, figure skating Involved in figure skating her entire life, was a competitive singles and synchro skater and is now an active judge and clinic leader with the ultimate can-do spirit embodied by committed leaders. Richard Saunders, baseball Richard Saunders first became involved with Hastings Community Little League as a parent in 1989. He then served as president for 15 years and helped develop a full concession stand as well as a batting cage. Most importantly, he expand the number of players. Hastings Little League has been the Canadian champion twice in the last four years and the club will host the 2016 national tournament. —Megan Stewart

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n the second week of the Grade 8 boys football season on Oct. 2, Notre Dame was handed a numbing 59-34 loss at the hands of Lord Tweedsmuir. Four out of every five players on the Jugglers freshman squad were new to the gridiron game. In May when coach Joe Garcea started spring training for elementary school boys ready to graduate to Notre Dame, he found “at that point, some had no idea how to put a helmet on.” Nov. 20, seven weeks into the fall football season, Notre Dame was ready for a rematch against Lord Tweedsmuir. The Jugglers shut them out 30-0 to win a ticket to the 2012 Subway Bowl football championship. Garcea knew his 13- and 14-yearold charges were ready before the kickoff when he stood outside their locker room and stopped his pre-game pep talk before it even started. “I didn’t have to. There was a leader in that room who stood up and said a few words.” He’s still not sure who spoke. It could have been a number of different boys. “I was about to walk in the locker room and I heard this kid stand up

One of the things we preach is about being a brother. What would you do to help your brother, protect your brother in the game of football?

and raise his voice and start talking. I didn’t understand all the words that were said but instead of entering [...], I just listened. “The part I did hear was: ‘How bad do you guys want this? Who are we playing for? We can beat these guys.’ From there all the kids started to get up and make some noise. You know what — I knew I didn’t have to say anything. I knew those kids were ready.” With the win, Notre Dame returns to the freshman football championships for the first time since 1985, the last of three consecutive champion-

ship titles for the East Side Catholic school. In 15 years of coaching, Garcea says he’s never led a team like this cohort of Jugglers. His coaching staff relies on volunteers, namely parents and Notre Dame alumni, including graduates of the UBC T-birds program and CFL professionals like former B.C. Lion Rob Moretto and one-time Hamilton Ti-Cat Peter Buchanan. Both their sons play for the Jugglers. Coaches are responsible for introducing novices to complex and highly skilled game of football, only to see them move on to junior teams next year. It’s rewarding, said Garcea, but bonds are short-lived. The players, however, build connections that can last the next five years of high school and even long after graduation. “One of the things we preach is about being a brother,” said Garcea. “What would you do to help your brother, protect your brother in the game of football? What would you do to make your brother successful?” At Notre Dame, the Jugglers have answered these questions. Notre Dame meets Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham in the Grade 8 Subway Bowl championship at 8 a.m. Dec. 1 at B.C. Place Stadium. mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart


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Womenshutoutasleaders MEGAN STEWART Staff Writer

As a striker for the world’s best women’s soccer team in the ‘80s, Canadian standout Carrie Serwetnyk could scan the pitch of her University of North Carolina teammates and see athletes who would graduate to become sport leaders in their country. April Heinrichs went on to coach the American national team from 2000 to 2004, winning Olympic gold at the Atlanta Summer Games. Tracy Leone, then Bates, managed the U-19 women’s team and later the adult national team. She helped run programs at five American universities. Today, Serwetnyk can list the successes of her North Carolina Tar Heel teammates. Back home in Canada, she found similar opportunities were closed to her. Although she is a certified coach and was the first women inducted into Canada’s soccer hall of fame, she was turned away from entry-level positions at soccer organizations for which she believes she was qualified. She says she was occasion-

ally treated with disdain, and not just behind closed doors. Serwetnyk, who lives in Kitsilano and published the magazine Free Kick, believes she was a threat to power structures occupied and protected by men. “I never understood before what was meant by a glass ceiling,” she said. Now committed to seeing major changes in the ways soccer is run in Vancouver and across the country at community, provincial and national organizations, she founded Why the Women’s World Cup Matters. She is leveraging the 2015 World Cup, hosted by six Canadian cities including Vancouver, to draw awareness to the inequality and discrimination she says affects the girls and women who make up 47 per cent of all soccer players in Canada. According to her research, women’s programs receive less than 10 per cent of all funding and comprise less than one per cent of leadership positions, specifically on boards and as club directors and technical staff. On Monday night, she got the support of the Vancouver Park Board,

which passed a motion to determine if the recreational system provides equal access for women of all ages. The study will extend beyond soccer. Marion Lay also spoke in support of the review and Serwetnyk’s larger ambition. The Olympian and active promoter of women in sport said only 17 per cent of Canada’s Olympic team coaches are women, although Canadian women participate on near equal footing with men. Canada is among the world’s top five countries when it comes to the number of girls and women who participate in sport but is ranked 35th in terms of women who coach and lead national programs. Equal participation is an important achievement, said Lay. The goal now is to increase the number of women in sport leadership roles, using the excitement and attention of the Women’s World Cup. “One sport will be the catalyst for all sports,” said Lay. “If we start now, we will have time.” Serwetnyk is hosting a fundraiser for Why The Women’s World Cup Matters from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the London Pub (700 Main St.). mstewart@vancourier.com

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All three Vancouver senior boys soccer teams competing at the AAA B.C. championships in Burnaby last week finished in the top 10. Vancouver College led the way in seventh, followed by Lord Byng in eighth. Kitsilano finalized the streak in ninth place. The Fighting Irish received the Fair Play award, which head coach Brian Davenport said carried an

important value. “We, as coaches, emphasize the importance of playing the game right. It makes me very proud that our players have been recognized in this way,” he said in an email to the Courier. “We finished in seventh position in the championship and this award shows that you can play well and fair at the same time. — Megan Stewart


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hard-plastic Ripstix essential to the workout (“They’re drumsticks that get you ripped,” said Peerenboom) and designed a routine around the squat, lunge, sit-up and bridge positions. The sticks never leave your hands. You bang ‘em on the ground, over your head and to either side as you bend, twist, flex and sit on a drum stool that isn’t there. I found the tracks were short, the music wonderfully, ear-splittingly loud and the movements challenging but kind of mindless since I was so zeroed in on making music with the neon green Ripstix. Twenty twisting lunges draw your mind to the burning muscles in your thighs, but the rhythmic pulse of the drumming is a distraction and a driver. You want to bang that drum and hit the beat. “All the drummers we know do cardio so they can keep their heart rate up,” said Peerenboom, 26. “They do cardio, a lot of guys lift weights to keep up the stamina in the arms. Drumming on its own as an aerobic exercise burns 300 calories an hour if you’re just sitting there doing a mild drum beat.” Ingrid Knight-Cohee, the regional director of group fitness at SNSC, said one new piece of equipment will add excitement to a predictable routine and put new demands on the body. Drumming, she said, engages the core and upper body and also offers resistance.

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

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Antiques

RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR 175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode! SUN DEC 2 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Dr, 604-980-3159 Admission: $5

2035

ELNA XPRESSIVE software for elna sewing maching never used $900 778-788-4338

Burial Plots

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FOREST LAWN SideXside plots, WHISPERING PINE, LOT #114, GRAVES #7 & 8. $30,000 or best offer. Call: 604-298-0459 OCEANVIEW, Single unused inground cremation plot in Evergreen Gardens. $3000. 604-737-0297

2060

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2070

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Furniture

3507

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2105

Musical Instruments

GRAND PIANO, Chickering, with bench. $2000 obo. Call 604-224-4001 PIANO, YAMAHA upright, solid maple, great value, with bench $1500 obo. Call 604-564-7120

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Wanted to Buy

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LEGALS 5505

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Re: ELIZABETH MARJORIE CREAMER, Deceased also known as Marjorie Creamer and as Elizabeth Creamer and as Elizabeth M. Creamer, Retired, formerly of 999West 57th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6P 6Y9.Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Elizabeth Marjorie Creamer, Deceased, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Shelley Bentley, solicitor for the Executor, at 410-1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 4C1 on or before December 21st, 2012 after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Maimu Koppel Reiart, Deceased, who died on October 24, 2012, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor c/o of his solicitors McLellan Herbert, #310 - 800 W. Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2V6 before the 2nd day of January, 2013 after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which they then have notice. Executor: BMO Trust Company BMO Harris Private Banking By: Deidre J. Herbert McLELLAN HERBERT Barristers & Solicitors

5505

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-06

Chilliwack

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GOLDEN Retriever puppies 9 weeks (Chuckanut bloodlines) for sale. Available now! Call: 360 527 3048

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GERMAN SHORT haired Pointer pups born Sept 1/12 Excl hunting & family dog, shots $650 ea 604-824-7917

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3540

Pet Services

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Health Products & Services

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4060

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5505

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE to Creditors and Others. Re: The estate of Lilian Laura Reimer aka Lilian Reimer and Lilian L. Reimer deceased, formerly of #101 1347 W. 72nd Ave., Vancouver BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Lilian Laura Reimer aka Lilian Reimer and Lilian L. Reimer are hereby notified under s. 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor, Bill Reimer, at 154 Chemin du Tour, Laval, QC, H7Y 1G7, before January 1, 2013, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Maxine Williams, deceased, formerly of Vancouver, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Maxine Williams 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 December 28, 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.

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5060

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Mortgages

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6007

FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

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6008 7005

Body Work

6008-08

Coquitlam

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Abbotsford

HUGE 1200SF 2br 2ba condo Kids, pets ok, 2nd fl with own side yard $285K 604-818-6080 see uSELLaHOME.com id5471

6008-10

Ladner/ South Delta

WINDSOR WOODS 2 bdrm, 2 bath $315,000 Call 604-943-4851

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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5010 Legal/Public Notices

5040

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MINI DACHSHUNDS wired haired, DOB Aug 1. Vet ✔. Family raised. $800. 604-538-5433

ABSTRACT BENGAL Kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $460. 1-604-814-1235

Tools & Equipment

WOODWORKING TOOLS for sale Craftsman: 10' Table Saw $150, 15 amp 1/2' Plunge Router $200, 14 amp 7 1/4' Circular Saw w/ laser $50, LaserTrac 2/3hp Drill Press $100, Mitre Saw w/ laser $100, Router & R. Table $150. Rex-Cut grinder $60, 7 1/4' Skil circular saw $40. Call 604-731-7928.

Dogs

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4 P/BRED European, German Shepherd puppies, CKC+shots Classic colors/lrg parents. from $1000. 604-538-4883

DINING TABLE, cherry wood, 53’’ expands with two 12’’ leafs, 4 matching chairs & buffet $450. 604-261-0829 DOUBLE BED, Mattress & Boxspring, one month old, $50, 778-710-8718

3508

Cats

ANTIQUE PINE dresser and mirror $150/ea. Upholstered rocking chair $90. All obo. 604-564-7120 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

Dogs

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5017

Business Services

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5035

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7015

Escort Services

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

www.CoverGirlEscorts.com GORGEOUS GIRLS 24 HRS Credit Cards (604) 438-7119

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

6008-04

Burnaby

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

RENO’D 770SF 1 BR 2nd fl with new appls insuite laundry, pets kids ok $171,500 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $404,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

6008-18

New Westminster

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

6008-06

Chilliwack

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Penthouse, 1400sf, 2bdrm, 2 decks, new appl, $239,900. Call 604-768-8879

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

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

6008-26

Port Moody

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


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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-28

Richmond

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

6008-30

Surrey

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-34

6015

For Sale by Owner

Vancouver East Side

6008-36

Vancouver West Side

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

$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557 'FIXER UPPER in MARPOLE. 2 bdrm 857sf $340K, park view. 201-1414 73rd. Pat Ginn SuttonWestCoast 604 220-9188 CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

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

6008-40

6008-42 GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593

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

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

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

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room $649,500 604-560-4109 see uSELLaHOME.com id5555

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

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

6015

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

UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see uSELLaHOME.com id5616

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AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 seeuSELLaHOME.com id5618

NICE FAMILY HOME 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 $679,800 Call 778-227-6253 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

6020-04

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Burnaby

BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554

6020-06

Chilliwack

11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

For Sale by Owner

5BDRM/3BTH HOUSE Steveston, Richmond Ideally near Westwind & Homer elementary & McMath High schools. Dbl. glzd, lrg deck, hard -wood, reno’d bathroom & kitchen $787,000. 604-762-6921

SUDOKU

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

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

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

Real Estate

Canada’s largest For Sale by Owner Company offering: • Local and National exposure of your property • Personal “For Sale by Owner” Coaching • Local MLS access onto Realtor.ca • Property Valuation and Legal Support “$499.00 Year-End-Listing Special” gives you a PropertyGuys.com listing with MLS onto Realtor.ca included. Call your nearest PropertyGuys.com representative now: Coquitlam - Sheila Vessey 604-897-4034 Maple Ridge - Karen Murray 604-762-1901 604-762-1909 Langley - Rod Gehl 604-626-6027 Abbotsford - Ken Talyor 604-768-8857 www.PropertyGuys.com

6020-02 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

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SUDOKU

Houses - Sale

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

W.End/Down/ Yaletown

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

6020

6020-01 1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

299K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. Move in for Christmas. Open house Sat. Dec. 1, 1:30-3:30pm. #104-2600 E 49th. Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

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

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

West Van DUNDARAVE HOUSE 2 stories, 4 BR, 4bath, office, lrg kitchen/fam rm, 3 car heated garage, nr shops/schls, beach, 4100sf, lot 8119sf, great value, $2,388,000. 604-730-9912

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

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012

REAL ESTATE cont. from previous page

6020

6020

6020-24

Houses - Sale

6020-06

Houses - Sale

North Delta

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Surrey

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

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

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

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350

6020-36

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

Coquitlam

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

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

6020-26 OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,800 604-498-2616 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

Ladner/ South Delta

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 www.deepcovehome.com Call Deanna 778-829-6993

6052

Real Estate Investment

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

6020-34 211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

New Westminster

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

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

Surrey GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

Industrial/ Commercial

NORTH VAN Prime area, corner of Lonsdale/Esplanade, 2199sf, + mezzanine, zone retail/comm, 3 parking stalls, fixtured luxury office. $2.5M, 604-984-0836

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

Lots & Acreage

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

INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613

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

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

THE BUY T SELL T FIND T INCLASSIFIEDS I I I

BUY T SELLIT FINDIT BUY SELL FIND I IT IT IT

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

6035

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see uSELLaHOME.com id5556

Mobile Homes

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site $6K 604-850-6498 see uSELLaHOME.com id5315

CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $250K by owner, 604-795-3663

Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000 www.bcoceanfronthomes.com

CWK 2 BR, 1 bath. 1 car garage crn lot, fenced yrd, new reno, free hold $149,900. 1-360-637-8442 CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537

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

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

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

BUY T SELLIT FINDIT BUYIT SELLIT FINDIT I

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

Other Areas BC

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611

6030

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

Okanagen/ Interior

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

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

6050

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 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 alanweeks@comcast.net

6052

Real Estate Investment

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

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

Out Of Town Property

ARIZONA- EXCHANGE for property in Canada. As new 2 SXS duplex’s in Fountain Hills. Valued $188k per unit, or $360k for both. Call 604-926-2785

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

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

Call Today

604-630-3300

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

HAWAII ON THE MAINLAND, healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “friendliest country on earth”! 1-780-952-0709 www.CanTico.ca

PALM SPRINGS Vacation Home 55+ Gated Park, $119K, 1800sf, BR 2.5 BA. Call 604-737-7756

From the City to the Valley

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

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

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! QUEEN MARY large 3700sf 7br+ den 5ba on 7869sf lot, 2br side suite $739,000 778-688-3621 see uSELLaHOME.com id5615

Recreation Property

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

6040

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591 528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

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.

6025

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

6065

Port Moody

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

Langley/ Aldergrove

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628

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

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

6020-38 CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

PENDER ISLAND, level building lot (3819 Pirates Rd) 0.36 ac/ 15,681 sq ft with water sewer, hydro, cable at lot line. By owner only $109,900. 604-988-2653

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

6020-52

6020-30

6020-22

Out Of Town Property

Tsawwas.

www.realestatehomes.net

6020-14

6050

Surrey

Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

6020-12

Lots & Acreage

Chilliwack

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

6020-08

6030

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785


HOME SERVICES Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

Cleaning

EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.puma-cleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376

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

Housekeeping, Caregiver, Nanny: Live In/Out, Driver, 24/7, Asian Domestic ★ 778-330-6210

CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations & refinishing. Quality work. Reas rates. 604-293-0057

MESSY HOUSE OR OFFICE? Don’t get Stressed! Call me for help! 604-945-0004 ORGANIC CLEANING Services. All supplies incl’d, reas. rates, 15yrs exp. Call 604-345-5214

8060

Concrete

A 1 Retaining Walls, Foundation, Stairs, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free Est. Bill 604-617-5813 Concrete Specialist. Garages, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 778-892-5559

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8120

Glass Mirrors

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

8125

Gutters

CLEARWEST Window & Gutter Cleaning & Repair, Painting, Pwrwashing Services, 604-710-3581

WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105 CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas rate 604-764-2726

8073

Drainage

AQUADRAIN EXCAV Drainage/ Water/Sewer. Debris & Concrete removal, lrg/sm jobs 604-418-1446

WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 ★★POINT GREY★★ DRAINAGE Call 604-379-2641

8075

No Job To Small! Call Steve 604-613-4861

PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901

Electrical

The current choice serving the Lower Mainland for more than 15 years. All Kinds of Work and Reasonable Rates.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

Lic. 22308

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 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Excavating

# 1 DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION

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

8090

Handyperson

AaronR CONST Repairs & Renos, small repairs welcome. Insured, WCB, Licensed. 604-318-4390 aaronrconstruction.com

Drywall

Complete Drywall Services! Textured Ceiling Specialist Quality Work Guaranteed!

8087

8130

Lawn & Garden

WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Fall 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

Fencing/Gates

West Coast Cedar Installations New or repaired outdoor cedar ★ specialists since 1991 ★ 604-270-2358 or 604-788-6458

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

Dougs Handyman Carpentry Service Call now for a free quote! 604-716-4604

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. Refs Brian Evans 604-266-2547/785-4184 MIKESHOMEWORK.CA Bath, kitchen, paint, decks, tiles, repairs carpentry, free est 604.688.2306 R’s Vinyl Windows Patio Doors, Entrance Drs, Concrete, Welding, Free Est. 778-863-1944

8160

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) www.jimsmowing.ca Book a job at: www.jimsmowing.ca

LAWNS • GARDENS • TREES • SHRUBS EST.1994

Residential, Strata, Commercial Gardens Designed, Installed, Maintained Trees/Hedges Installed, Removed, Fall Garden Clean-Ups Retaining Walls, Patios, Pathways

604-737-0170

Certified • Insured • WCB

rakesandladders.com

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300

Masonry

MASONRY and REPAIRS •Stone Walls •Bricks •Chimneys •Slate •Fireplaces •Pavers •Landscaping •Concrete. 10% Senior discount. George • 778-998-3689

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

8220

Plumbing

Complete Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Services 7 Days A Week Seniors Discounts Small Repairs to Renovations Hot Water Tanks, Garburators Sinks, Faucets, Toilets, Bath Tubs Very Reasonable Rates Licensed Plumber and Gas Fitter Call Jim

731-8875

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

604-731-2443

FREE ESTIMATES

YOUR WAY

Seniors Discount

Plumbing & Renovations

www.affordablemoversbc.com

Full Kitchen & Bath Reno’s • Plumbing Service - all types • H/W tanks • Plugged drains No job too small!

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

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

604-708-8850

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8193

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

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

TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234

HOT SPOT FOR SALE

Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed

Custom Renovations Minor Electrical & Plumbing Crown Moldings/Decks/Flooring Drywall/Painting/Window-Wall-Door Repair

604.716.4604

‘Old Home Specialist’

Steve ✔

604-324-3351

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com Actual Plumbing & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-874-4808 WESTMOR Plumbing Ltd Res/Com, Professional Service flat rate 7 days/wk 604-551-8531 Lic - Ins - Bonded

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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To place your ad in Call the Experts call 604-630-3300

HOME SERVICES 8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

8255

Rubbish Removal

★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030

RJR CONSTRUCTION Small Projects Division. www.rjrrenovator.com Call 604-254-1760

8250

Roofing

WEST SIDE ROOFING

604-722-1105

15%

8309 Jack’s Rubbish

Disposal & Recycling Best Price Guaranteed Fully Insured

604-266-4444 $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

604-722-1105

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220-JUNK (5865)

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

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

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

NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530

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

ROOF LEAKS? ★ Waters Home Maintenance ★ Free Est. 604-738-6606

The Family Man 604-754-8559 Rubbish removal. Reas. rates. Senior’s discount. Free metal p/u.

8315

Tree Services

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

8335

Window Cleaning

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

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RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

COQ CENTRE newer 1 BR, 1 BR + den, 2 BR 2 bath, suites in rental building located in Windsor Gate Estates. Includes clubhouse, h/w, 5 appls, cats ok, N/S. From $1060. Avail Dec 1. Move-in bonus. Van 604-468-1698

HIGHBURY APARTMENTS

Move-in Bonus – Call for details 1 BR apartments available immediately. Close to UBC, shopping, transit, & beach. Small pets ok.

Phone 604-228-1417

6508

Apt/Condos

PH3-688 E17 Ave, 2B, 1BA, 751sf, balcony, insuite storage, sky light, lease, no pet, no smoking, rent $1,550, now, eric 604-723-7368 Jody Lynn Apartments - 1175 W 71st. Clean quiet building, h/w floors, Heat, h/water cls to shops, transit, quiet tree lined street. $950/mo, 1 yr lease, No Pets, No Smoking, to view Call Lea @ Dorset Realty - 778-323-2296

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

6540

Houses - Rent

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call 604-RTO-HOME/604-786-4663

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TSAW Pacific Dr, immac, excecutive 2650sf, 4 BR, hw flrs, granit counters, flr to ceiling windows, dbl garage, 7 appls, mnt Baker/ Boundary Bay views, ns/np, $2650/mo, avail Now, 604-943-4966, 604-789-5625

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR, bright newer bsmt ste, avail now, W 27th Ave & Cambie, d/w, insuite w/d, min 1 yr lease, $1350 incls heat, hydro, cable, internet. Refs, ns np 604-218-8208

homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com

604-630-3300

Tiling

604-

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677

For information call

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

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

8300

STUCCO: Reno’s, garages, patch & repair. Top quality work. Free est. Jason 604-880-9924

PAUL’S PAINTING Renovation & Painting 778-865-0370

Certified Plumber & Gas Fitter

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

604-537-4140

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SADAKA PAINTING Int/Ext, power washing. Call Zoran (604) 723-0502

www.andypaints.net Prof/Fast/Clean, WCB, Insured Off Season Rates: 604-785-5651

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Doug's Handyman Carpentry Service

604-727-0043

Ny Ton Gardening Yard Clean Up, Prunning, Shrubs, Hedging, Trimming, etc. 604-782-5288 ★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Gardening, Lawncare, landscaping, pruning, clean-up, cedar fencing. Call Terry, 604-726-1931

HANDYMAN SERVICES

★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ Insured • WCB • Texture Ceilings

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-221-4900

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CALL THE EXPERTS

MORNINGSTAR PAINTERS 25yrs exp, Full Service Finishes Perfection on Time! 604-306-3043

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8080

Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

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604

8055

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

2 BR bsmt ste, nr 49th & Granville, bus rte, Marpole/Kerrisdale shops, ns np, $975 incl utils. Avail Now. 604-306-1226

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KERRISDALE, FURNISHED 1 bdrm, n/p n/s, w/d & utils incl, refs, Jan 1, $900. Call 778-895-3173


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THE VANCOUVER COURIER WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

Auto Finance

9110

Collectibles & Classics

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Domestic

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Luxury Cars

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE?

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

9105 9110

Collectibles & Classics

1987 PONTIAC FIERO auto, collectors plates, 4 cyl, new brakes, garage kept 169km $3100 604-987-0926

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

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1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654

9129

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

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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Sports & Imports

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

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

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

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

2004 FORD F350, Diesel, pristine cond Stk# AB10252A. $15,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1992 BMW 325i Auto 87,000 km, one lady owner, exc cond, no accident. $6,800. 778-829-8663

2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $6950. Jim 604-377-5751

1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1991 TOYOTA 'Diesel' Hi-Ace 4wheel Drive Travel Van; RHS; Go Anywhere! Fold-flat sofa-bed seating; 1-yr Warranty! $6,450. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

Luxury Cars

Domestic

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: jthomson0621@gmail.com

1996 CHEVY Silverado 2500, extended cab, bed liner, cloth int, ps pb pw, incls tow kit, exc cond $2500 firm. Don 604-988-0170 2005 HONDA CR-V LX $14,888, 159K, EH07986 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2003 HONDA ST1300 4-cyl ’Sport-Touring’ performance M/cycle; 1-Owner; Power Windscreen; Sale $8888. All Records! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 lancebright@hotmail.com

2005 SATURN Vue, $6995. Stock# V12275A. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

1990 DODGE Shadow, blue, 2 dr h/b, 87,000km, well maint, 5sp, 1 owner, $950obo 604-261-5488 1967 DODGE Cornet 500, beautifully restored, $25,500 obo, 604-946-2932, 604-916-9249

2011 FOCUS S SEDAN 4DR SDN silver $ 11,950 #1109552A WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

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

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

1967 AUSTIN Healey BJ8 Mk 3, completely restored. 75K mi, all org. Red Ribbon at All Brit. Field meet. $45,000. 604-987-3993

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

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

1964 FORD Falcon 289, auto, 2 door, hardtop, restored, $6,900. 'C plated'. Call 604-585-2397

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SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

Auto Miscellaneous

GOODRICH TIRES, all season radials, tubeless, P185/65/B14, near new. 604-224-7736

Scrap Car Removal

THE SCRAPPER

We Loan Our Own $$$$ Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

9145

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353

2004 CHRYSLER Sebring, $3995. Stock# Y12061A. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094 1995 JAGUAR XJR-S, 4 door, luxury sedan. Safe, solid, sensuous, reliable. 21-24mpg, $12,000 Firm. Dr. Nomm 604-924-5442

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

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

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

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $7000. Call 604-518-3166

2002 ACURA MDX AWD; 7 Pass! local, 1 Owner; every option; 1-yr warranty; $13,888. leather; Tow package; roof rails/rack; V6, only 130km! Spotless, No Accidents Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235. 2006 JEEP Commander, drk blue ltd edt, 90000km fully loaded, 18in alloy rims + more, mint cond $18500 778-839-9762 778-859-9937

2007 FORD ESCAPE, V6 XLT 4WD 3L, 65k, CD, roof rack, exc cond. $11,900 604-522-6877

1994 AUDI Cabrio A4 convertible; V6; Style & Comfort in a compact ’Open Car’ Xlint records & service history; One Year Powertrain Warranty Inc $8888. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557 1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

2000 AUDI S4 2.7T, 6sp, 4wd. Blk with blk leather int. Upgraded exhaust, turbos & more. 219,000 km $9800 778-229-0283

2000 MERCEDES Benz C230 ’Elegance’ luxury compact 4-cyl; leather; Sale Priced $5,888. One Year Warranty; 128KMS! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C,new trans. 202,000kms Clean Good Cond. $5200. (778) 772-5513 1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

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

2005 FORD Focus Z $7,888, 96K, EH135959 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2005 SUNFIRE 'SE' sedan; 90kms; p/windows; p/door locks; A/Cond; NO Accidents; local & Clean car! Warranty included $4888. Safe & Affordable car! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $44,900. Call 604-889-2525

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

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

2007 FORD Focus SE, 4 dr, AC, auto, pwr grp, 68k kms, $4900 604-439-9840 or 604-612-5122

Scrap Car Removal

FREE

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

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

CASH FOR ALL COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

2011 LEXUS IS350c V6 Convertible; NAVI; demo; Bal 6-yr 110,000kms Lexus Warranty; Park Assist; Lease or Buy! $46,888. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2002 FORD F-150 'XTR' SuperCab; 4x4; New Tires; Boxcover; alloys; Top-model; $8888. One Year Warranty! 6-pass! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2002 Honda CR-V EX Automatic 33,000 kms. One driver, excellent condition, no accidents, Dealer maintained, receipts available. New front brakes. $11,700. 604-732-3190

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 JORDANI’S FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. Top $$ for complete cars. 7 days/wk, 604-720-0067

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

2009 ACURA RDX Tech Pkg74K, $26,888, EH01133, auto/5 speed, fully loaded Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

No Wheels, No Problem

MIKE: 604-872-0109

2008 Pontiac G5 28,244 kms, Automatic SE 4Dr Blue Sedan, 2.2 litre DOHC engine, cruise control, AC, remote side mirrors, power door locks, keyless entry, theft system, CD MP3 Player $9,900 Call: (604) 873-9579 email: pmgw@shaw.ca

2007 GMC Yukon Denali, $34,888 61K, 6 sp/auto, AWD, EH371775, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

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1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220

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

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

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

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 2005 XTERRA 79,000 kms Manual, 4wd, new tires & brakes, exc cond, drk grey, all receipts, detailed, $16,500 604-761-7507

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

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

2001 VOLVO S60 ’Sport’ 5-sp; manual; P/W; leather; One Year Warranty; Sale Priced $6,450. Power roof; Xtra set Winters! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

Sports & Imports

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495

★MUST SELL★ REDUCED TO $15,800 OBO 2009 VW BEETLE light blue ext. black int. 38,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr. warranty. call 604-836-1014


AUTOMOTIVE Sports & Imports

2001 TOYOTA Corolla, 86,400 km, Auto, A/C, New Tires, Battery. $5,900. 604-594-2992

2001 VW Passat 'GLX' Special car! 90kms! Every option! V6; leather; One Year Warranty; 1-owner! Special $9999. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 2002 HYUNDAI Elantra GT, 4 dr h/b, 5sp, 118K, new tires, loaded, $3400 obo, 604-325-4671

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Sports & Imports

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

9160

Sports & Imports

2007 TOYOTA Corolla ’SE’ sedan; 70kms! Sunroof; alloys; p/windows; remote lock/entry; NEW Pirelli tires; local car; NO Accidents! Waranty incl $9999. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2004 MAZDA 626, black, leather, auto, ht seats, gd cond, 110k km, aircared. $8500. 604-440-4322 2007 VOLVO XC 90, leather, loaded, Stk# BB3125A. $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2003 BMW 320i ’Sport sedan’ 6cyl; auto; sunroof; 1-owner local car! 1-yr Warranty incl; Sale $8888. Quality & Comfort in a compact car! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

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

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2010 MAZDA 6 GS, $15,888, 65K, EH30195 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2011 NISSAN Versa S $12,888, 38,750 km EH98482 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

2003 VW new Beetle Cabrio; 5-sp manual; leather; alloys; new tires; $9999. Lease or Buy? All features; One Year Warranty. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2004 BMW 530i, 92K, MS89364A, Auto, 6 speed $16,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2006 SATURN Ion, $5995. Stock# K12438A, Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2008 Honda Civic Coupe, FSBO, black. Well maint. very good cond, 1 owner, 2dr, almost new tires, only 48000 kms. Dealer serviced $12,900. 1 minor accident. (604) 603-1149 email: massoume@hotmail.com

2008 DODGE GRAND Caravan, 54K, like new, Michelan tires, $13,900. 604-922-7367

2007 NISSAN Versa, Blue, manual, Stk# K12359A $4,888 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518

2008 MAZDA 3 'Sport' hatch; 5sp; new tires; 2.3 litre; One Year Warranty; Alloys; p/w; Sale Priced $10,950. Best-Buy! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

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

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

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

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

9515 2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $46,500, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044

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

Boats

2004 TITANIUM model 32E 37DS, 2 slides, mint cond, 1 owner, $27,900. 604 535-8688 2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

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

24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961

2005 40’ Vectra Cummings Diesel Pusher,Freightliner Evolution Chasis,air ride & independant front suspetion,tow package, 33610 mi.3 slides auto everything-awnings,levelling jacks,sunvisors,floor cover, retactable cord & hose etc. Air (Jake) brakes,King sleep # bed, Washer/Dryer, Lge slide out storage. Heated storage, $119,900, 778 835-3455.

40’ MOUNTAIN Aire, Dsl pusher Like new. incl tow jeep. $69,000. Ph 604 795-9967

To advertise call

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Vans

(The Beatles)

2000 MAZDA MPV LX, gold, 4 cyl, 195000km, auto, airbags, pw, ps, Scratches on exterior, $2,100 604-986-7533

Need to buy or sell a boat? !"/% ") ., 0"+) ") "/ .(, #(-,-/)$$% '1-++"&$% -%+*

2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister 2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

2009 TOYOTA Matrix; hatch; auto; PW; P-locks; Warranty; new tires; Sale Priced $10,950. Foldflat seats; Toyota Quality! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

RV’s/Trailers

RV’s/Trailers

2009 HONDA Odyssey EXL, $28,888 5 sp/Auto, FWD, M625501A, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

2004 NISSAN Maxima SE $13,888,91k, EH64446 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

2012 MAZDA 5 GS $18,888, 33,166 km, EH32680 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 2008 LEXUS AWD luxury V6 model; IS250; NAVI & Camera; 1-owner; Bal Lexus 6-yr 110,000km Warranty! Lease or Buy! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2007 HONDA Accord ’EX-L’ coupe; Top model; leather; 4-cyl; 160 HP; 5-sp; Only 83Kms! Warranty inc; $11,888. 1-Owner Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

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Boats

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

2008 HYUNDAI Santa Fe LTD, White, Stk# K13215A $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

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

2004 NISSAN Maxima 'SE' Top Luxury; Sale Priced $8888. One Year Warranty; leather; sunroof; 18' alloys; V6; 1-owner! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2003 FORD Windstar, exc condition, 1 owner, blue, loaded, 102K, $6000, 604-244-7114

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

2012 LEXUS RX350; demo; 6kms! NAVI; Bal Lexus 6-yr or 110,000kms Warranty! Park assist; Top-model; Sale $49,950. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 2003 TOYOTA Camry 'LE' only 94kms! V6; alloys; ABS; 2nd owner! NO Accidents! One year warranty; $9999. Perfect Cond! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

Vans

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2008 FORD Escape Hybrid, Grey, Stk# Y12073B, $14,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2006 DODGE DURANGO, dvd player, 4x4, fully loaded, sunroof, v8, 161k, $8750. 604-888-9727

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2005 KIA SEDONA VAN, 7 pass,130k. Auto, power options, prkg sensors. $4250. 604-888-9727

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

2004 DODGE Durango, 4 dr SUV, 128,104 $11,995 Stk# K121193B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

Sports & Imports

2005 KIA Amante, $7995. Stock# Y11239B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

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

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2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725 2003 Dodge Caravan 173,000 kms Well maintained. Pwr Pkg, AC, CD. $3,500 (604) 946-9254

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