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TOWERING PRESENCE: Is Winston Churchill student Mindy Minhas the best high

school basketball player in B.C.? SEE STORY PAGE 25. Scan page with Layar to see more photos and video.

PA park board commissioner Melissa De Genova is accusing her Vision Vancouver colleagues of flip-flopping on a recent decision to increase public consultation on a controversial plan to restructure community centre operations. The proposed agreement would see services and programs centralized at 23 community centres, as well as changes to their financial model. Under the new agreement community centre associations would be forced to pool revenues, which would then be distributed by the park board. The park board is in negotiations with 12 out of 20 community centre associations with assistance from professional mediator Terry Harris. De Genova introduced a motion to the park board Feb. 25 asking for more public consultation on the issue prior to the July 1 deadline for a board decision on restructuring. The motion passed unanimously, but De Genova said on March 7 the commissioners received a memo that Vision Vancouver park board chair Sarah Blyth had directed staff not to present a plan for public consultation and had removed the item

from the March 11 meeting agenda. “They voted in favour of it in public and then tore it up in the back room,” said De Genova. “This is Vision’s attempt once again to hide their agenda from the public.” De Genova said she’s appalled at what she said was Vision Vancouver’s lack of public accountability and transparency. “This is a dictatorship, not a democracy,” said De Genova. “My motion had overwhelming support from the public, but now Vision Vancouver is going to force this plan down people’s throats.” A group of dissident associations has banded together under the name My Vancouver Community Centres to fight the proposed financial model of the restructuring. In response to this recent turn of events, the group released a statement, which reads in part: “It’s clear that neither [park board general manager Malcolm Bromley] nor the park board are interested in listening to the public on this important civic issue. Both have repeatedly ignored public opinion on multiple occasions because it doesn’t align with their intentions and would delay their planned implementation date of July 1…” See DELAY on page 4

City installs two air pumps on Adanac, Ontario bike routes MIKE HOWELL Staff writer

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he City of Vancouver has installed two of the city’s first-ever bicycle air pumps along the Union-Adanac bike route in Strathcona and in front of Science World.

The European-made pumps cost just under $3,000 each and there could be more to come on the 10th Avenue and Ontario Street bike routes as the city continues to implement improvements for cyclists. “If we get good public feedback and people want more bike pumps, then I

think [10th Avenue and Ontario] are future choices that would be good ones,” said Dale Bracewell, manager of the city’s active transportation department. Bracewell said Strathcona and Science World were chosen for the pumps because of the high concentration of cyclists in those areas, as witnessed by the Courier on what

was a sunny morning last Friday. Up to 3,000 bike trips per day have been recorded along the Union-Adanac bike route on a summer day. On Friday, an electronic counter visible outside Science World had counted 602 bicycle trips over a 12hour period. See CYCLISTS on page 4


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The Vancouver Maritime Museum’s new exhibit explores the history of nautical tattoos and sailor art.

12TH & CAMBIE: WHAT SUBWAY? BY MIKE HOWELL Despite participating in a news conference that was all about boosting a subway to UBC, the university now declares itself neutral.

CLASS NOTES: DAYS OF OUR LIVES BY CHERYL ROSSI Vancouver students and families will need to prepare for another two-week spring break from school next year.

OPINION ART OF THE MATTER BY FIONA HUGHES The proposed $300 million price tag is hard to swallow, but Vancouver deserves and needs a bigger, better art gallery.

ENTERTAINMENT STATE OF THE ARTS: CLICK PICK BY CHERYL ROSSI A Berlin-based photographer will decide whether he’s moving to Vancouver or Seattle by snapping portraits of locals for a project.

SPORTS GONE TO THE DOGS BY MEGAN STEWART

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P25: JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL PICS See an action-packed photo gallery of last weekend’s exciting junior boys provincial basketball championship featuring Vancouver teams.

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Cyclistsapplaud$3,000bikepumps

Unlike some gas stations that charge for the use of an air pump, the city pumps are free to the public. Though the two pumps cost the same amount, they are different in design. The one along the Union-Adanac bike route is located in the small Strathcona Linear Park, which separates Union Street from Hawks Street, near the Union Market. From afar, the pump resembles a hard cover for a car wheel you might see on the back of an SUV. It’s made of metal, bolted to the ground and clearly marked as a bike pump. A cyclist operates the pump by pressing a foot on a stainless steel bar that pushes air through a hose that has a fitting to attach a bike tire. Cyclist Samantha Dobo was rolling by the pump when the Courier stopped her to chat about the new addition to the park. “I think it’s a great idea and I would use it,” said Dobo, who doesn’t travel with a pump. “I’m not the most prepared cyclist. I use my bike to get from A to B and thankfully I have a pump at home and family who likes to take care of my bike.” The addition of the pump was a small part of a major $200,000 redesign of the minipark. Previously, overgrown bushes lining a straight path — which allowed cyclists to keep up speeds from rolling down Union Street — made for a dark and dangerous intersection. The brush has been cleared, with four large cherry blossom trees remaining and two twisting asphalt paths for cyclists added in what is now a bright and open park. Karen Watson, with her 20 month-old daughter in a stroller, stopped by the park to take in the improvements. She welcomed the redesign and the pump. “It was always an area where you used extra caution,” said Watson, who also rides a bike. A short ride away at Science World, Aaron Joseph was using the city’s other pump Friday to fill up the tires on his Electra “Rat

The City of Vancouver installed a bike pump on the Union/Adanac bike route at Hawks Avenue. Rod” cruiser. It’s a hand pump and located outside a fence done up with a map of the city’s bike routes and a guide on how to fix a flat tire. Joseph, who was preparing to ride the seawall with friends, said he noticed the pump the previous day while on his skate-

board. Normally, he would take his bike to a nearby gas station but said the pump didn’t always work. “It’s a cool addition and a good use of tax dollars,” he said, guessing the price tag was $1,500. When told it was $3,000, he said: “Even with that price, I’m still happy with it. I’m sure a lot of people will use it.”

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The pump at Science World has an adapter to fit both regular and Presta valves. The pump in Strathcona does not have an adapter for Presta valves, although the city has plans to add one very soon, Bracewell added. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

Delay due to staff needing more time, says board chair CONTINUED from page 1

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The park board faced more than 200 residents and dozens of media at a marathon meeting Feb. 4.

Blyth was surprised by the concern and said public consultation has been simply postponed and not cancelled. “The associations and staff both requested more time,” said Blyth. “It was always our intention to have public consultation but they wanted more time to come up with a plan.” Blyth said the executive boards of the associations are made up from volunteers with jobs and families who need time to schedule meetings. “We never said there wouldn’t be any public consultation,” she added. Meanwhile, Neighbourhoods for a Sustainable Vancouver hosts a panel discussion March 13 with Ainslie Kwan,

president of the Killarney Community Centre Society, Phil Daum, treasurer o the Sunset Community Association, and Jesse Johl, president of Riley Park Hill crest Community Association. The discussion will focus on the chang es sought by the park board, examine the role of volunteers in running and setting priorities for local programming, and examine solutions for funding and im proving public access to community cen tres. There will be an open microphone and most of evening will be dedicated to taking questions and comments from the audience. The meeting takes place at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the Hollywood Theatre, 3123 West Broadway. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10


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news UBC‘technologically agnostic’ about subway 12TH & CAMBIE with Mike Howell

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ot a call the other day from the University of B.C.’s public affairs department about a piece I wrote in this space about Mayor Gregor Robertson and UBC president Stephen Toope. The topic was the UBC-Broadway corridor and both leaders’ call for a 12-kilometre subway system to alleviate gridlock and attract businesses along the bustling swath of real estate. The caller from public affairs demanded I print a correction. Over what? Apparently, Toope has never stated support for a subway and UBC is actually “technologically agnostic” when it comes to a preferred method of moving people from Commercial Drive to the campus. I was confused, to say the least. The previous week, I showed up at a press conference where Toope joined Robertson to release a $100,000 KPMG study that said “rail rapid transit — a subway —all the way to UBC best meets the needs of today’s transit riders and tomorrow’s population and economic growth.” Yes, a subway. That conclusion was based on a preliminary

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After the Courier published a story about the mayor and UBC president Stephen Toope attending a meeting to promote a subway to UBC, the university demanded a correction. evaluation of transit options for the corridor by TransLink and research by the City of Vancouver. A joint press release followed the press conference and stated “a rail-based transit system” was needed to meet the corridor’s expected population growth and economic potential. At the press conference, I asked the city’s director of transportation Jerry Dobrovolny to define “rail-based transit.” His answer: a subway. He told me this with a UBC senior staffer sitting two seats from him. She heard exactly what he said.

The mayor, as you’ve probably heard, has made it no secret that a $2.8 billion subway is the best and only option for the corridor. He said this a few times at the press conference, with Toope standing next to him on a riser. Despite questions from reporters about the cost and why it was the best option, Toope left most of the answers to the mayor. Never once did he clarify that UBC was “technologically agnostic” about the type of transit system along the corridor. I asked Toope whether UBC was prepared to

pick up any of the $2.8 billion cost of a subway. He said it would be up to the university’s board of governors but that it was premature to say whether UBC would put up some dough. So when I’m asking Toope about a subway and the $2.8 billion cost — and he answers the question — am I to believe that he doesn’t support a subway? You can see why I’m scratching my head here, folks. What I took from the public affairs rep is that UBC doesn’t really care what type of system is built — as long as it’s built soon and it provides effective transportation for people. So why didn’t Toope say that at the press conference where it was all about the subway and the cost? The PR rep didn’t have an answer. No sooner had I hung up the phone with said PR rep that I received another press release from the mayor’s office. The headline to the release: “New TransLink study strengthens the case for Broadway subway to UBC.” That study concluded a subway provides the most travel time savings, greenhouse gas reductions and would attract the most riders out of any transit system. “This latest report by TransLink provides more evidence for why a subway is the right investment for the UBC-Broadway corridor,” said the mayor in a canned quote from the release. Apparently, UBC won’t be saying the same. Or will they? mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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nstead of approving seven district closure days in both the 2013-2014 and 2014-15 school years, the Vancouver School Board passed a district calendar March 4 that will see five district closure days precede spring break, extending it to two weeks next year. That’s the same number of district closure days instituted this school year. The district calendar committee, which includes representatives of employee groups, management and parents, “reluctantly supported the need for district closure days,” according to a survey the board ran on its website. Superintendent Steve Cardwell recommended the same number of days after the results to the survey were tabulated. School closures save the district approximately $100,000 a day, mostly from on-call employee costs, according to Mike Lombardi, Vision Vancouver school board vice chair and chair of the board’s management and coordinating committee. “We’re obviously doing it for cost savings only, and there’s no educational value,” he said Monday. “And we know that this brings unnecessary hardship for a lot of the parents on the East Side of Vancouver especially, having to make childcare arrangements and all those

kinds of things.” The board now projects a budget shortfall of $10.3 million for 2013-14, with updated figures to come. Lombardi noted the District Parent Advisory Council preferred five closure days to seven. He said other Metro Vancouver school districts except for Burnaby, which is still consulting about closures, have extended next year’s spring break. More survey respondents supported closure days being set for multiple school years, but the board decided only on the schedule for 2013-2014. “There’re so many changes going on with the school calendar right now, [with] the prospect of a new government, there might be changes in the regulations,” Lombardi said. “At this point people thought there was too much instability.”

SHALLOWER DEFICIT The VSB’s projected deficit for the 2013-14 year has fallen by approximately half. The board previously expected a shortfall of $20 million to $24 million for 2013-2014. The revised projected shortfall is estimated to be $10.3 million. More than $9 million in savings have been found. The board saved money from filling more temporary vacant positions with teachers on call and less sick leave taken by teachers, among a number of areas. This $10.3 million projected shortfall is expected to be updated imminently. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi


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news Mista Muggins was more than a cat ORANGE TABBY COMFORTED HOMELESS SHELTER CLIENTS AND STAFF SANDRA THOMAS Staff writer

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n orange tabby that roamed the hallways and staircases of the New Fountain homeless shelter on West Cordova Street was much more than a cat, says one of the regular contributors to the Mista Muggins Facebook page. “Mista Muggins was a true co-worker that understood the dynamics of the job,” said New Fountain co-manager Zoran Barazanci. “He was the best worker. He never got burned out and he never had to call me at 3 a.m.” Muggins never left the shelter, but last Friday he was spooked by ongoing construction and darted outside, according to Barazanci. The skinny ginger cat was later hit by a car and killed. Muggins was almost four-years-old. Barazanci said identifying the tabby at the Vancouver Animal Control shelter was one of the hardest things he’s done. “They had him in a box and he looked as photogenic as ever,” said Barazanci of the cat, famous for the many photos posted on his Facebook page. A likeness of Muggins was added to a mural located at the New Fountain and last year a fan painted his likeness on canvas. Barazanci added the cat’s patience while posing for the camera was one of the reasons there are so many photos of him.

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A New Fountain shelter staffer described Mista Muggins as a “true co-worker.” “We could take pictures of him for 90 minutes and he knew just what he was supposed to do,” said Barazanci. He said Muggins had an uncanny ability to seek out the staff member or clients who needed him most. “If someone had a bad shift, they’d chat with Muggins,” said Barazanci. “Even big scary-looking guys with prison tattoos would melt when Mista Muggins would curl up with them. People would be so happy when he chose to sleep with them that they’d tell us about it the next day. They’d buy toys for him and food. He

was so spoiled because he was so loved.” Former New Fountain manager and park board chair Sarah Blyth agreed Muggins could sense who needed the most support on any given day. “He made everybody happy and could diffuse any situation just by walking in the room,” said Blyth. “He made people feel warm and cozy in a place that could often be difficult. He was like a live hot water bottle.” Blyth said the only time Muggins presented a challenge was during cleaning when he loved to

leap out of nowhere into dustpans as the floors were being swept or crawl under sheets while staff members were attempting to make a bed. “Out of all of the work all being done by all of the people in the Downtown Eastside, nothing compared to what Muggins accomplished,” said Blyth. “He was a good buddy and he will be missed.” The Courier met Muggins during a tour of the shelter in March 2011, at a time when the provincial government was threatening to close the building down due to budget restraints. The fight to save the New Fountain was an epic one, and Barazanci said Muggins was there every step of the way. “Every time a politician or delegation from the government arrived, Mista Muggins would be there to charm them,” said Barazanci. “No one could say no to Mista Muggins.” The Mista Muggins Facebook paged has been inundated with messages in response to the cat’s unexpected death. Barazanci, his co-workers from the Portland Hotel Society and fellow fans of Mista Muggins are organizing a public beach memorial service, the date and location yet to be confirmed. Check vancourier.com later this week for the time and place. Scan page with Layar or go to vancourier. com for more photos. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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Robertson’s total expenses were $27, 266 and included trips to Germany, Paris, Singapore, London and Chicago for conferences. The mayor, who uses his bike regularly to get to functions, also declared a transportation allowance of $7,175. Six councillors had transportation allowances of $3,848 each while others such as Geoff Meggs chose to forgo his allowance and file his taxi, bus and SkyTrain fares as local expenses. Meggs’ total tab was $2,288, which is more than $1,500 less than the designated transportation allowance. Meggs said he rarely drives but will use a co-op car on occasion. “I didn’t think it made sense to take a transportation allowance if I didn’t drive,” he said. NPA Coun. George Affleck, who declared a transportation allowance of $3,848, reported the lowest expenses for travel and conferences. He submitted a $45 bill for the cost of canceling his attendance at a Lower Mainland Local Government Association meeting in Whistler. Robertson and the majority of councillors also earn money from their duties as directors of Metro Vancouver. In 2011, Jang collected $670, Meggs $12,645, Andrea Reimer $9,900, Robertson $5,280, Tim Stevenson $24,615 and Raymond Louie $14,300. Louie is now the vice-chair of Metro Vancouverandwillearn$34,564thisyear.The2012pay rate for other board and committee members is $346 for each meeting attended, if the meeting is less than four hours long. If the meeting stretches past four hours, a politician gets $692. Metro Vancouver will release what all directors earned in 2012 in a report to be made public in June. Expenses will also be included in the report. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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Strife still dogs B.C. Conservatives

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ritish Columbia Conservatives have been gamely pressing ahead with an election strategy. They named a number of new candidates recently and released a fiscal outline of their campaign — at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, no less. It projects five years of balanced budgets, repeal of the carbon tax and more funding for the justice system. Leader John Cummins also came out strongly in favour of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, although that’s not likely the vote-getter he seems to think it is. But behind the scenes — as usual — the trouble and strife continue. Two more board members have quit. Other shuffles raise a number of questions about how the party works and how much support candidates can count on come campaign time. Greg Kazakoff, regional director for South Vancouver Island, resigned from the board and laid it all on the line in an email to members this week. After being asked by two presidents in a row to take on the job, he lasted a few short weeks at the post. He found the party is run by a secret backroom cadre, and the board “blithely and blindly” does what it’s told. That echoes complaints last year of discontent. “This party is, in my opinion, in a total mess,” he said. The lifelong Conservative wrote that the trouble started when he was told to approve a candidate about whom he knew nothing. He found it ludicrous and asked for more background from the candidate-selection committee. But the chairman wouldn’t even tell him who was on the committee. The board later voted down his proposal to make more candidate information available. Kazakoff said the party no longer has an elected president, secretary or treasurer going into the critical election period. He said Cummins’s cadre is hand-picking candidates, including one who was previously rejected by a constituency group. “They appear to be arrogantly running roughshod over the wishes of a portion of the grassroots base of the party.” He said as well that officials confirmed to him persistent rumours that the party’s fundraising has dried up. Another party regional director for Prince George, Lawrence McDonald, recently resigned out of unhappiness with how the party is run. Cummins pointed out Friday that Kazakoff still wants to run for the party in Oak Bay-Gordon Head. Kazakoff confirmed he filed his papers. But he is more interested in representing the cause than the party. And he doesn’t expect much. Just So You Know: Some long-range thinkers got together recently in the Lower Mainland to discuss scenarios for May 15. As in, the day after an election in which the B.C. Liberal party could be annihilated and non-New Democrat voters start to wonder what to do next. One person familiar with the session said the small group is laying the groundwork for a potential new party to take over the job of representing the free-enterprise vote. They hold two assumptions. One, the B.C. Liberals will be beaten so badly they won’t be able to rebound. And two, the B.C. Conservatives will fare just as badly, and won’t be able to take the Liberals’ place. A brief history of redesigns: The Social Credit party held the free-enterprise vote together for the better part of a generation. The B.C. Liberals took over the responsibility in the early 1990s and eventually won three elections. The expectation of the informal group is that a new effort will be needed to recapture that bloc. The group is planning to stay quiet through the upcoming campaign. But members are making plans and are believed to be reserving a number of names for a new party. They may introduce themselves publicly soon after the election. B.C. Liberals are widely expected to take a hit, but could still survive and rebuild. The model is the NDP, which was reduced to two seats in 2001 and still managed to claw its way back to viability (over 12 years). Those at the meeting doubt those prospects, so they contemplate a newmodel launch, rather than a rebuild. Call it Free Enterprise Coalition 3.0. lleyne@timescolonist.ca

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Vancouver is overdue for a purpose-built art museum

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iven our population of 600,000, limited land space and relatively short urban history, Vancouver will never be home to art museums like the Louvre in Paris, the Prado in Madrid or the Tate Gallery in London, England. Give us another 500 to 1,000 years perhaps. Everyone agrees, however, that the Vancouver Art Gallery needs to be relocated to a much larger building than its current residence in the former courthouse on Robson Street. But do we need to spend $300 million as suggested by VAG director Kathleen Bartels and Bruce Munro Wright, chairman of the board of trustees, to build a massive new gallery in Larwill Park? Uber real estate marketer Bob Rennie and avid art collector has stated publicly that VAG’s ambitious $300 million plan is too expensive given the tough economic situation facing B.C. and the city. Rennie and urban expert David Baxter suggest splitting VAG into a number of buildings, keeping the current location for historical art and building a 50,000-square-foot gallery at Larwill Park for contemporary art at half the price of VAG’s plan. The fate of the art gallery has become a contentious issue, which I think is marvelous. Others disagree. Apparently some people have stopped talking to each other. Art is making news. It’s also worth recalling we did spend half a billion dollars on a sports stadium roof. When I heard Bartels and Wright make their Larwill Park pitch on CBC Radio a few weeks back, I was inclined to agree with Rennie, not so much for his proposal to split up the gallery into several buildings — who wants to traipse around to several locations? — but for acknowledging the tough times we live in and agreeing that a $300 million price tag is pretty steep indeed. (Tough times for regular joes like you and me, not so much for Rennie, who is Vancouver’s condo king.) Try as I might, I can’t escape my paternal genes. My dad was a Scottish chartered accounted (read: cheap bastard). He was the poster dad for the parent I did not want to be, but he did instill in me the important lesson of living within my means, which is acutely challenging in high-priced Vancouver. Three hundred million bucks isn’t chicken feed and there are more important items where our limited dollars should be directed, including improving public transit, increasing social housing, reducing surgery times, taking better care of our parks, cleaning our dirty streets... and supporting the arts. It’s what makes a city interesting after all. Art is as vital as all the aforementioned. During a recent visit to the remarkable Dallas Museum of Art, I rediscovered how much I enjoy and miss exploring large art galleries. I have been fortunate enough to visit the Louvre, Prado and Tate but those trips were a long time ago. My last visit to VAG (admission $17.50 plus tax) barely rates a comparison to any of these. The First Nations-focused Beat Nation exhibit left the only impression. I can’t remember anything else. It’s unfair and silly to compare Vancouver to Paris, London or Madrid, but not to Dallas, which is the ninth largest city in the U.S. and has roughly double the population of Vancouver. The DMA, however, reinforces just how puny VAG is with its 41,400-square feet of exhibition space in a building that wasn’t built to house art. The DMA has 130,695-square feet dedicated to an impressive permanent collection, another 28,580 square feet for special exhibition space and 21,900 square feet of education space, not to mention tens of thousands of more square feet for administrative, library, outdoor, retail, food service and art handling space. Best of all, general admission is free (except for the special exhibits, which at the moment features the only U.S. venue for the Chagall: Beyond Color exhibit and the final stop of the U.S. tour for a Cindy Sherman retrospective.) You can’t tell how massive the DMA is from the outside, but it seems like the building could swallow the VAG hole when you enter it for the first time. My time was limited in art-rich Dallas and I wanted to experience as much of the museum as possible in two short hours. The amount of art — permanent collections include, among others, African art, American painting and sculpture, ancient Mediterranean art, Asian art, European painting and sculpture, contemporary art — is overwhelming but that’s the way it should be. Leave ’em wanting to come back. I have never felt that on the rare times I’ve gone to VAG. In fact, Dallas is an art lovers delight and not just because of the DMA. It has the impressive Nasher Sculpture Center (with pieces by Henry Moore, Joan Miro and Rodin) and the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Heck, even that bastion of football the Cowboys Stadium has eyepopping art — 46 art pieces, many of them site specific, throughout the $1.2 billion stadium thanks to owner Jerry Jones. Do Texas oil barons have more money than B.C. mining and forestry giants or even real estate tycoons? All you with deep pockets, come out come out. VAG’s Bartels and Wright say they have secured about $90 million for their proposed 311,00-square-foot building on Larwill Park, which is city land. Council will decide on what to do with the land within a few months if not as soon as April. Let’s not allow Dallas to be the only city where “big things happen here.” It’s time Vancouver had a purpose-built art museum. fhughes@vancourier.com twitter.com/HughesFiona To see photos and websites, scan page with Layar.

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To the editor: Re: “E-Comm at fault for VPD’s failure to respond to break-ins,” March 8. I am surprised that your paper is so concerned over the VPD’s failure to respond to break-ins to 20 vehicles in a West End building. When they do respond, the number of thefts is so overwhelming that the police are immediately bogged down in paperwork. Incidentally, these multiple break-ins happen every single night. And in the rare occasion when the police do arrest the culprits, nothing happens to these criminals anyway. The Courier would be better off addressing the lameness of the criminal justice system rather than constantly blaming the police for everything.

John Clench Vancouver

MORE NIGHTCLUB MEMORIES To the editor: Re: “Nightclubbing we’re nightclubbing,” Feb. 27. It’s great for someone to finally write an article about

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Twenty cars were broken into at this West End apartment, but a reader thinks stories on the justice system are more pressing. Vancouver night life back when Vancouver actually had a social scene. I used to live my life to some degree at the Town Pump, where I had the opportunity to see such acts as The Stranglers, Dread Zeppelin, the Jazz Butcher, Alien Sex Fiend, Liabach and, of course, some of the great Vancouver acts such as Chrome Dog/Gorilla Gorilla, which was fronted by Bif Naked, Go 4 Three and She to name a few.

But you also forgot to mention the decent food, which they served, as long as one wasn’t face dancing on the floor. You simply couldn’t find a betterplacetohangyourhatandsee a good live show at a good price. Some other places worth mentioning would be the Warehouse and the Gandy Dancer. They’re long since gone, but shouldn’t be forgotten. Darren Kostinuk, Vancouver

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KITSILANO The first time I wrote about the Older Adult Skate group at the Kitsilano Ice Rink was in 2011, when I met a 73-year-old woman who had just joined the Richmond Rockets Speed Skating Club. The members, who range in age from their 50s to their 80s, strap on their skates Wednesday and Friday mornings to enjoy exercise and also the friendships they’ve formed through the group. Birthdays are observed jointly at the rink and recently 41 older adult skaters gathered for cake and a few spins around the ice for several birthday celebrants including John Kriss who turned 85. The Older Adult Skate program takes place Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kitsilano Ice Rink, 2690 Larch St. Drop ins welcome.

In this week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day March 17, CelticFest is in full swing at bars and nightclubs across the city. But it’s the Mahony and Sons Celtic Village on Granville Street this upcoming weekend that draws families and an all-ages crowd. The village operates Saturday March 16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday March 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Granville between Robson and Nelson streets. It’s there you’ll find the “high culture and artistry” of Celtic music, dance, language, customs and fine arts. Listen to free music both days at the Doolin’s Music Stage, meet wolfhound dogs, browse the crafts and wares at the Street Market, enjoy street food or slide into one of the many partner pubs and enjoy Celtic cheer. But stay away from the green beer. Seriously. Family fun can be found at the Kids’ Celtic Corner with song and dance, face painting and swordplay demonstrations. And be on the lookout for members of the fairy clan, including Sean “The Canadian” Leprechaun and the Green Man. The CelticFest Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 11 a.m. Sunday morning at the corner of Davie and Howe streets before proceeding north to Georgia and then east to Granville Street. Get there early because festival organizers estimate large crowds will

line the route to cheer on the more than 2,000 parade participants. For a complete schedule visit celticfestvancouver.com.

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Speaking of St. Paddy’s Day, the Society for the Museum of Original Costume presents the Wearing o’ the Green fashion show from 2 to 4 p.m. March 17 at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave. The show explores the Irish influence in fashion with historian Ivan Sayers and is part of his ongoing Live Model Lecture Series. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are available online or at the door. Visit smoc.ca for more information.

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The TEDxStanleyPark speakers conference at Robson Square is sold out, but there’s still hope for those of you who didn’t manage to score a ticket. A free viewing party is being held at Nelson the Seagull café and bakery, 315 Carrall St., where according to their website they serve bread and coffee. The event is being hosted by TV personality Mana Mansour. The viewing party runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. so that’s a lot of bread and coffee. To see a complete list of speakers and to reserve a seat at photo Dan Toulgoet Nelson the Seagull, visit tedxstanVeronica Delorme and Jack Macdonald took part in the older adult leypark.com. sthomas@vancourier.com skating session at the Kits ice rink March 1. Scan page with Layar twitter.com/sthomas10 or go to vancourier.com for more photos.

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Eburne Park near Oak Street is one of Marpole’s parks that needs upgrading subject of a Marpole Community Plan workshop March 13. community gardens and markets) and public spaces such as plaza and community facilities. Marpole’s 11 parks range in size from the largest Winona Park (5.31 hectares) to the smallest Marpole Park (.27 hectares). Ebisu Park (.4 hectares) was created about six years ago after three parcels of land were consolidated. It’s one of five new parks in Marpole over the past 30 years, along with a park site on Shaughnessy Street, William Mackie, Ash and Fraser River Park, the upland portion of which is within Marpole.

But 55 per cent of Marpole’s parks are in poor condition, compared to 20 per cent citywide. Thirty-six per cent are in fair condition and nine per cent are in good shape. Matt Shillito, the city’s assistant director of community planning, told the Courier the main concern about Marpole parks is their condition, usability and the diversity of things that can be done in the spaces — not the quantity. “The area is generally quite well served in terms of parks and open spaces in terms of the actual amount

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ounded by Angus Drive and Ontario Street and West 57th and the Fraser River, Marpole is well served for parks and open space in terms of the city average, according to the City of Vancouver. But many of its parks need upgrading and connections between open spaces needs to be improved. Parks and open spaces is the subject of a Marpole Community Plan workshop March 13. The workshop is part of the latest round of public consultation for the plan, which has included two open houses, a housing workshop in late February and another one on transportation and land use last week. To date, more than 3,300 people have taken part in consultation for the plan through open houses, workshops, walking tours, focus groups and community festivals. The March 13 workshop will cover parks-related topics including open space, food (through

even fields and Eburne Park whose tennis courts need resurfacing. Marpole Park needs upgrading and Shannon Park lacks basic amenities — these are just a few concerns noted in Marpole Community Plan documents. Shillito added that the greatest lack of park space is in the apartment area south of 70th Avenue. “So in terms of geographical distribution there are parts of Marpole that are not that well served and unfortunately that’s in the area where there’s some higher residential density,” he said. The city is trying to address that through the streets-to-parks initiative, which is exploring the possibility of expanding the smaller parks by closing adjacent streets, according to Shillito. Another key subject is that only 25 per cent of Marpole’s waterfront is publicly accessible. One of the plan’s “emerging strategies” is “negotiate with the province to gain addition access to and along the Fraser River, specifically access to the land under the Oak Street and Arthur Laing bridges.” See the Marpole Community Plan page on the city website for more details about the workshop and for registration information. Shillito expects a draft plan will be presented by early summer and a final document will go before council in October. Once adopted, the Marpole Community Plan will guide change in the neighbourhood for the next 30 years. noconnor@vancourier.com twitter.com/naoibh

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Written and directed by Vancouver theatre artist Andy Thompson, BROKEN SEX DOLL is billed as a sci-fi musical that tells the futuristic tale of a “fembot” and her husband. Malfunctions ensue. Presented by Virtual Stage, the producers of last year’s 1984 and this season’s The Zombie Syndrome, BROKEN SEX DOLL runs March 13 to 24 at the Cultch. For tickets, call 604-2511363 or go to thecultch.com. The sixth annual VANCOUVER SERBIAN FILM FESTIVAL runs until March 15 at the newly renovated Collingwood Cinemas (3215 Kingsway). Highlights include Ginger: The Story of Radivoj Korac, Artillery and PRACTICAL GUIDE TO BELGRADE WITH SINGING AND CRYING. For tickets and more information, got to vsfilmfest.com. Lanky former local lad STEPHEN FEARING performs what should be a rootsy and rousing show at St. James Community Hall, March 14, in support of his new album Between the Hurricanes. It’s his first solo album of new material since 2006’s Yellowjacket. Tickets at Highlife Records, Rufus’ Guitar Shop, online at roguefolk.bc.ca or by calling 604-736-3022.

And here we thought Scrimshaw was just the name of a delicious beer. Get your scallywag on as VANCOUVER MARITIME MUSEUM (1905 Ogden Ave. in Vanier Park) celebrates the storied history of nautical tattoos and sailor art with its inky new exhibit TATTOOS AND SCRIMSHAW: THE ART OF THE SAILOR, which includes photography by KITTY MUSSALLEM and opens March 14. More info at vancouvermaritimemuseum.com.


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For those who can’t wait until the next goresoaked installment of the Saw franchise, your terror-filled cries followed by grunts of “Booya!” and “Sweet!” have been answered. According to numerous reports, the judge presiding over the preliminary hearing of accused killer and Canada Post booster Luka Rocco Magnotta has ruled that the public and media will be allowed inside the courtroom. Judge Lori-Renee Weitzman handed down her decision in a Montreal courthouse Tuesday, despite a defence motion to exclude the public and the media from the preliminary hearing. All of which means you can expect a Shining-like river of blood, psychosis, dismemberment and horror-splattered headlines from certain tragedy-obsessed daily newspapers over the next little while. But to what end? While we’re all for freedom of the press and public access to information, we’re not sure how the public benefits from knowing every grim detail surrounding this case. It’s not information that protects the public or helps it make more informed decisions — it’s just salacious gossip that entertains us because it’s so creepy and bizarre. Not to mention that it further feeds into the fame-hungry, social-media obsessed psyche of the accused, who apparently was arrested while reading news reports of his exploits on the Internet. But hey, at least it’ll mean fewer frontpage headlines about the Canucks neverending goalie “situation.” Booya!

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According to a study that nobody asked for, your Facebook “likes” may reveal more about you than you think. In fact, giving the thumbs up to a video of the Osmonds performing “Crazy Horses” or your aunt Tina’s most recent Instagram pic of her meal at White Spot might just reveal your sexual orientation or whom you voted for. Yikes. According to University of Cambridge researcher Michal Kosinski, who doesn’t like the letter “e,” the study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, reveals a surprising amount of information can be extracted from a person’s Facebook “likes.” “And you can extract it very accurately — you can get my gender, race, political views, religion, sexual orientation, personality, IQ and so on,” said Kosinski in an online CBC story. For the study, researchers plugged 58,000 Facebook user profiles from the U.S. into a computer, ran it through some sort of algorithm and predicted with 93 per cent accuracy whether the user was male or female, 95 per cent accuracy whether the user was AfricanAmerican or white, 88 per cent of the time whether a male user was homosexual or heterosexual, 85 per cent of the time whether they were Democrat or Republican, and 75 per cent of the time how old they were. The study, however, was less accurate about predicting if a person was a smoker, had divorced parents, or their IQ. Which is weird because we’re pretty sure we’ve clicked “like” about a billion times whenever we see a post about a friend getting a carton of menthol cigarettes and Noam Chomsky’s latest tome at one of their two Christmases.

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Berlin-based photographer Peter Reiche is moving to Seattle or Vancouver. But first he wants to talk to locals while snapping their portraits. graphic artist and voice actor and runs his own political satire and rock ’n’ roll radio show in Berlin. His wife, Babette, works as a graphic artist for newspapers. They launched their quest to move to North Americanearly10yearsagobecauseofthe dearth of jobs in Germany and Europe. The Reiches attempted to secure green cards to the United States for years. “[Canada] wasn’t our first choice because nearly everybody that wants to go to the North American continent was going to Canada,” he said. “But then we [took] a closer look and totally fell in love with Vancouver.” They were impressed by the proximity of urban life to nature when they visited two years ago, when Reiche shot images of the Britannia shipyard.

“We are from Berlin… It’s all that big city life and drunk people all through the night… it’s more of a party thing,” he said. “We’re born there but it’s not our town. Sometimes people are born in the wrong place and that was us.” The 47-year-old has been trying to make personal connections in Vancouver to find work so he and his family could move here. He perceives Vancouver as being “a little bit more free in culture,” a place with a more open, alternative scene where personal initiative can make things happen. In the meantime, he and Babette secured green cards for the U.S. last year. To be close to Vancouver, they may end up in Seattle with their 18-year-old son. Reiche is offering portrait sessions to Vancouverites in exchange for a cup of coffee. While he’s snapping photos, he’ll also be shooting questions at his subjects and the city. “I’m a little bit shy,” he said, although loquacious with the Courier. “For me, the camera is a tool to handle people, sometimes to learn more of them by taking a picture than to talk to them. It breaks the ice for me and it’s a way to learn about people.” Subjects will receive digital copies of photos, which the self-taught photographer hopes to share online or in an exhibit in Berlin, Seattle or Vancouver. “I hope that it will make our decision a little bit easier,” he said. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi To see Reiche’s Craigslist ad and other web content, scan this page using

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Karn Virk drives to the basket to net two more points in a 72-67 third-place victory.

JR. DOGS DOWN IRISH FOR THIRD In a battle for third place at the B.C. junior boys basketball championships Saturday night, the host Vancouver College Fighting Irish seized a three-point lead early in the second half but couldn’t contain the Churchill Bulldogs down the stretch. The Bulldogs, a young and talented team with four Grade 9 starters, beat the Irish 72-67 at a packed Vancouver College Alumni Gym. Against the Fighting Irish, the Bulldogs built two doubledigit leads in the second half by stoking the fire of outside shooters Gary Minhas and Karn Virk. Minhas scored 22 points, 21 from the perimeter. He was named the player of the game. On Friday afternoon, Churchill lost in the semi-finals to Burnaby South 48-68 while Vancouver College fell 3762 to Pitt Meadows. In the championships final Saturday night, Burnaby South came from behind in a thrilling but low-scoring game to beat Pitt Meadows 40-38. Churchill’s Virk, who had 20 points in the third-place win, said the Bulldogs didn’t reach their goal of winning B.C.’s but recovered from a tough semi-final loss to win the last game of their season. “I’ve got to thank my team for giving me the ball and I’ve got to thank God for the opportunity,” he said. “We played really well as a team and we trusted each other. It’s a really good finish but I won’t feel good until we get No. 1. I am disappointed, but next time, next year.” Against Burnaby South the day before, Churchill met an older and bigger team of familiar faces. “We were really nervous against South because we have a bunch of friends on that team and some of us never played in front of that big of a crowd before. They were a great team,” said Virk. The Fighting Irish went on an 8-2 run to open the second half and earned a 39-36 advantage before Virk answered big for Churchill. Pushing the pace, he hit back-to-back threes and roused the Churchill faithful in the crowd. Joe Anthony hit a three-pointer for Vancouver College, but at the other end, Virk froze his defender on a crossover dribble and banked the ball off the glass for two points and a 52-42 lead. At the other end, he blocked a shooter then dished the ball to Minhas who sunk his sixth three-pointer to put Churchill ahead 12 points, their biggest lead of the night. Down 10 points at the start of the final frame, Vancouver College chipped away at Churchill’s lead. Chris McAlpine nailed a three-point jumper with 20.6 seconds on the clock to trail the Bulldogs 67-70. The next trip down the court, he lined up from beyond the arc and was fouled with less than six seconds to play but the Irish wouldn’t score again. Churchill sunk two from the free throw line to end the game. — Megan Stewart

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he best athletes are never satisfied with themselves. Ask Mindy Minhas what he wants and he’ll tell you he wants to be the best. “I don’t want to be second,” he told the Courier on the weekend. And he’ll follow that promise with an even greater purpose. He wants to get better in every way. “I want to be considered the best,” he added. “That’s something I work for every day. I feel like you can always work harder, there is always something you can do better.” Minhas is not only the leading scorer, the six-foot-four Grade 11 student is the offensive core and catalyst for the Churchill Bulldogs, a team that returns to the senior boys AAA basketball provincials for the second time in 42 years this week at the Langley Events Centre. (Churchill played Pitt Meadows Tuesday afternoon. Results weren’t known before the Courier’s deadline.) Speaking with the Courier outside the Langara YMCA on a Saturday afternoon with his father, Minhas idolizes players like NBA superstar Kobe Bryant because of his tireless work ethic and the legendary drive that has the NBA star up shooting hoops at 4 a.m. Churchill head coach Rick Lopez said Minhas, who rises before dawn to hit the hardwood at the YMCA, has adopted the same never-quit attitude. “He’s the hardest worker and most dedicated player I have ever coached,” said Lopez. Basketball analysts and coaches speculate that Minhas, who turned 17 last month, may indeed be the best player in the province. He’s been at the top of his class since Grade 7 when, as a six-footone 12-year-old, he’d post ridiculous numbers and score 50-, 60-, 70-plus points and slam half a dozen dunks on the lower elementary school hoops. Travelling to U.S. tournaments with his all-star club team, Drive Basketball, Minhas regularly takes home MVP honours. He was named to the Vancouver and Lower Mainland championship first all-star teams. When he was younger, doubters

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Mindy Minhas, a six-foot-four Grade 11 student, is the offensive core of the Churchill Bulldogs. To see more photos, visit vancourier.com or scan this page with Layar. questioned his ability to stay at the top. The skeptics still don’t keep quiet. Against Kitsilano in the city championship, Minhas was held to seven points in the first half and missed high-percentage shots including free throws. It was not his best game and the home crowd let him hear it. “Overrated! Overrated!” The chant persisted all night, even through the second half when Minhas surged back with 18 points. Churchill lost 82-66. He said the hissing and doubting doesn’t get to him. “At first I didn’t really care, but people started saying, ‘It’s affecting you, it’s affecting you.’ I was just telling them it’s not affecting me.

I was missing free throws because my shot was off. People said it was because of the chants, but it wasn’t because of the chants.” He’d already been working closely with Churchill’s Lopez to adjust his form and technique. And no one can argue 25 points isn’t a contribution. In one trip down the court in that city final against Kits, Minhas, triple-teamed, outwitted his defenders and cut to the corner from the top of the key to attempt a three-pointer. He missed but the Bulldogs found him again, this time in the opposite corner, and this time Minhas was good for three, his 24th point in a game Churchill was not going to win. Story continued on page 26


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SOUTH CAMBIE KERRISDALE UNCOVERED UNCOVERED On Friday we continue our series Vancouver Special On Friday we commence our series Vancouver Special with a trip to South Cambie on Vancouver’s West Side. with a trip to Kerrisdale on Vancouver’s West Side. There, we’ll report on the character and changing face There, we’ll report on the character and changing face of the neighbourhood, what makes it unique and of the neighbourhood, what makes it unique and how it’s responding to the challenge of being part how it’s responding to the challenges of being part of of a rapidly changing city. a rapidly changing city.

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sports&recreation Continued from page 25 Minhas presents a risk his opponents can’t ignore. They’ll stack defenders on him through four quarters, whatever the score, because he has the ability and stubborn aggressiveness to turn a losing game into a win. Watching the Bulldogs practise last week from the sidelines, Minhas picked up points he wanted to improve in himself and spotted tricks to make the players around him better. “I realized how my teammates score, where they would like the ball and how I can get it to them,” he said. “Now, going into the game every night I think about it. I visualize it. I have a better image of my teammates scoring, how they score and where they ant the ball.” Minhas and his younger brother Gary, a grade 10 student at Churchill and another stand-out talent, live close enough to the Langara YMCA that the gym is like a second home. His father, Dharam, is regularly with him, rebounding balls and offering analysis. Come game time, the senior Minhas wants to see his son drive to the hoop. “I want my sons to be the best players,” said the elder Minhas. “They are the best, I know that. Now they are on the edge. If they work hard, they can go anywhere.” In his Grade 7 year, Minhas applied to two Vancouver private boys schools, St. George’s and Vancouver College. Both schools rejected the application. After Grade 8 once the scouting report

was in on Minhas, St. George’s and Vancouver College came calling. Minhas received letters from both schools, he recalled. He was offered scholarships but his loyalty was established. “I’m happy at Churchill,” he said. “Churchill is a great school. I made a lot of friends there. I didn’t want to move.” Minhas has been good for Churchill, too. “Everybody knew he was going to be a good player I think he’s been a perfect fit at Churchill,” said Drive co-founder and close friend Pasha Bains. “He’s been kind of a pioneer for the resurgence. All the younger kids really look up to him. That’s another role he’s grown into, he’s become a really good role model.” Minhas and Bains, who was named the best basketball player in B.C. a decade ago, have become as close as family. Minhas said his mentor has played a large role in his life. “He’s the one who taught me what hard work meant, I still remember. Before I came to Drive I would just shoot around, I wouldn’t really work at anything. I’d go play pick up, one-on-one never really work on any of my skills,” he said. “He told me that if I want to be good, I have to work harder than everybody else.” But Minhas’s drive ultimately comes from inside. “I want to play basketball as long as I can,” he said. “I don’t want it to end.” mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart


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REAL ESTATE 6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Abbotsford

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

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

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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Chilliwack

6020

Houses - Sale

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7 BR, 5 ½ baths, 3 level, 2 master bedrooms, 12,066 sq ft lot, 5500 sq ft, $1.125,000. Fleetwood area. Call 604-727-7679.

4 BD 2300 sq ft home backs onto park, 2.5 bth, corner lot, garage + parking, newly decorated $354,900. Viewing by appt. 604-793-6642 CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

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Burnaby

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Vancouver East Side

Chilliwack

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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Langley/ Aldergrove

Coquitlam

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6008-42

6008-12

6020-08

OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $375K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $375K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550

6008-06

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

6020-14 PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

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6015

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

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

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

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

5 ACRE South Langley horse property right on South Langley Regional trail. Clean, bright & updated, older 2368 sq ft, 2 bd home – Barn, stalls, x-fenced, pasture. 604-323-4788 PropertyGuys.com ID: 76788

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

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6008-26

Port Moody

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $219,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

6008-28

Richmond

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000. THOM CREEK Ranch. 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 $419,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-377-1068

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01 STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

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6020-24

North Delta

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6030

6050

Out Of Town Property

Lots & Acreage

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

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

6052

Real Estate Investment

8055

8087

Cleaning

EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.puma-cleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376 RELIABLE, RESPONSIBLE & Respectful. Refs avail. Non-Toxic products. Yolanda 778-228-8228

8060

Concrete

A 1 Retaining Walls, Foundation, Stairs, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free Est. Since 1977. Basile 604-617-5813 Concrete Specialist. Garages, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 778-892-5559

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

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

6065

Recreation Property

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

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191 SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566

6035

Mobile Homes

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $5,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

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

CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas. rate. Call Mario @ 604-764-2726

8073

Drainage

Hillcrest Plumbing + Heating Discount Sales / Parts + Service

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8075

Drywall

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

8080

Electrical

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

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6040

Okanagan/ Interior

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

A. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #19807 Semi-retired wants small jobs only. 604-689-1747, pgr 604-686-2319

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

RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

6508

Apt/Condos

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

Apt/Condos

UBC, 204-5725 Agronomy Rd, 2B, 2BA, corner, 944sf, balcony, lease, no pet, no smoking, $2100, Feb 1, call Eric (604)723-7368.

Well maintained building close to all amenities and VGH. Some pets ok.

604-731-2714 BACH APT, seniors complex 55+. Quiet, near shops & transport. 2740 W. King Edward, N/p, non smokers $570/mth Call Mon Fri. 10 am - 4 pm. 604-737-1125 ★SUNNY QUIET MARPOLE★ 1 bdrm, nice corner reno’d, grd lvl, balcony, park, new appl, April 1, $875/mo. Call 604-269-6689

YORKSHIRE APARTMENTS

1 BR’s (avail now & Apr 1) Quiet & well maintained building w/ Resident Manager. Parking available & laundry onsite. 1 block to Kits Beach. Pet friendly. Move-in Bonus. Call for details. 604-736-3395

LANGARA GARDENS

#101 - 621 W. 57th Ave, Van Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments & Townhouses. Heat, hot water & lrg storage locker included. Many units have in-suite laundry and lrg patios/balconies with gorgeous views. Tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry, gated parking, plus shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School & more. Sorry no pets. www.langaragardens.com

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UBC, 805-5868 Agronomy Rd, 2B, 2BA, bal, 1008sf, lease, no pet, no smoking, rent $2700, now, Eric 604-723-7368

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

63RD & Fraser 2 bdrm + den, bsmt ste, grnd lvl, near bus, Superstore, $900/mo, np, ns, avail Now, 604-327-8400 FURN ROOM, Character House, City Hall/Canada line/B-Line, n/s, n/p, shr bath, fem, balcony, ref’s. $525 incl util.879-6072 evenings

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Kitchens/Baths

www.RenoRite.com Bath, Kitchens, Suites & More Save Your Dollars! 604-451-0225

8155

Landscaping

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New Lawn Installation Turf • Seed • Artificial Excavation Drainage • Pavers Call for a Free Estimate

604-220-5296

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8090

Fencing/Gates

FENCES & DECKS front steps, retaining walls, repair or renew, John 778-998-5591 tarasoffconstruction.com

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES. Installs, cleaning, repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189

WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

8130

Handyperson

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

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

HEDGES, SHRUBS, TREE REMOVAL

INSURED, FREE EST.

224-3669

8160

732-8453

8140

Heating

Actual Plumbing & Heating, Boilers, Furances, Tankless, Hotwater tanks, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc, Lic., BBB, 604-874-4808

Masonry

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

8185

Moving & Storage

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45

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Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

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LAWNS CUT, power raking, aerating, hedge trim, pruning, gardening, fertilizing, yard clean-up, rubbish removal. (604) 773-0075.

BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rate. bc.moving@gmail.com

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Actual Plumbing & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-874-4808 SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. Insured, BBB member 604-987-7473, 604-721-6075 Samy

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

EUROPE RENOVATION Quality workmanship Reliable finish product Customer satisfaction kitchen & bathroom renos flood restoration-flooring basement addition windows-doors Visit: europerenovation.com or Call: 778-233-5726

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

8193

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

HOME ADVANTAGE Contracting Ltd

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

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677

8195

DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300 ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-221-4900

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

• Sunrooms • Aluminum patio/deck covers • Aluminum railings • Glass railings • Aluminum fencing • Auto gates Free Estimates 604-782-9108

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8220

licensed - Insured - WCB

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Painting/ Wallpaper

Plumbing

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

AALL EXT REPAIRS/REPLACE Rebuild, new build, fencing, decks & stairs. 604-325-4674 ★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030

Carpentry, Tile, Drywall, Painting, Flooring. 29 yrs exp. Free Est. Brad ★ 604-620-7896 High United Construction New build, renos, drywall, tile, stucco, plumbing, repairs. Big or small jobs. Randy 604-250-1385 BATH/KITCHEN Renos, decks, fencing, home repairs. Home Improvment Centre. 604-240-9081 ★HOME RENOVATIONS★ − Reasonable Rates − 604-506-4519 QUALITY RENO’S, res. & comm. kitchen, bath & bsmt specialists. refs avail. call Greg 604-771-6615 ★RENOVATIONS - Over 25 yrs exp. Drywall, Painting, Kitchen, Bath, Tenant Improvement that meets code. Call 604-722-4411

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Residential & Commercial Renovations

Rakes & Ladders.. Lawns, trees, gardens, shrubs. Certified, Ins. & WCB, 604-737-0170

HOME SERVICES

Plumbing

Oil Tank Removal

Ny Ton Gardening Power racking, Trimming, Shrubs, Pruning, Yard Cleanup, 604-782-5288

THE LONE GARDENER Lawn/Gardening, Spring Clean Up, Junk Removal, Free Est. 778-996-8065

8220

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

DUNBAR LAWN and GardenHedging, Gardening, cleanups, pruning. WCB. Est 41 yrs 604-266-1681

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

8175

ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45/hr, 24/7, 26 yrs 604-506-7576

Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, West & Eastside & Rmd. Michael 604-240-2881

MIKESHOMEWORK.CA Bath, kitchen, paint, decks, tiles, repairs carpentry, free est 604.688.2306

6508

8150

BOBCAT, EXCAVATOR, DUMPTRUCK

HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127

AMBER LODGE

Oak & West 14th 1 BR’s (Avail now & Apr 1)

By hand, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/ Plumbing. Rotor Rooter and Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 778-998-9026 or 604-255-9026 Free Est / 24/7 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934.

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION

Lic. 22308

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Excavating

STRUCTURAL REPAIRS! Renos, New Constr. WCB & Ins 604.925.0661 or 604.861.8145

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HOMESERVICES AUTOMOTIVE 8250

Roofing

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9102

Auto Finance

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9125

Domestic

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

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A Eastcan Roofing & Reno’s Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

9110

Collectibles & Classics

No Wheels No Problem

2006 CHEV Cobalt LT, White, 69k, alloys, power group $6,495. Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900

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

2006 PONTIAC Wave, 4 door hatchback, automatic. 121,000+ kms. 1 owner, no accidents. Winter tires available. Excellent condition! $5000. 778-668-7854

THE SCRAPPER

AMG ROOFING & SIDING

10% Discount. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721

9155

All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 778-288-8357

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1996 CHEV Cheyenne 4x4, 189,000 km, good tires, canopy new brakes $2000. 604-698-5347

Canam Roofing 778-881-1417 Residential roofing, new, reroofing & repairs. Peace of mind warranty. www.canamroofing.ca ROOF LEAKS? ★ Waters Home Maintenance ★ Free Est. 604-738-6606

8255

1967 Jaguar E-TYPE 39,000 Km, Mint coupe, Stunning. $65,000. 604-926-5262

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $3900. 604-723-3654

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: sjscot@shaw.ca (604) 794-3428.

9129

Luxury Cars

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

Rubbish Removal

bradsjunkremoval.com

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

2006 Mitsubishi Montero Limited MINT condition black 105K, $14,900. 778-989-0564 redwards_91@hotmail.com

9160

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $5,850. 604-591-8566

Sports & Imports

604-220•JUNK(5865) 20 YARD BINS Avail Now ! We Load or You Load

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

EASTSIDE RUBBISH Removal. Best Rate, 12 Years Straight! Friendly & Cheap. 604-266-4444

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

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

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL Reasonable Rates, Free Est. Call Gary 604-897-3614

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

STUDENT WORKS Disposal & Recycling. Trips start at $49. John 778-288-8009 www.studentworksdisposal.com WESTSIDE RUBBISH Removal. Household Junk Specialist! Friendly & Cheap. 604-266-4444

8309

2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SuperCharged, automatic, 420hp, Canadian car, fully serviced at MCL Motorcars, records available. In very good condition, smells and looks like new. This truck has been babied, 130,000 Kms so it has averaged 20K a year. Rear DVD entertainment package factory all original. Please call Fred at 604-779-9233. $28,999.

2006 MERCEDES BENZ, 230C Sport. like new, 27km, pewter silver, $17,000, 604-734-3944 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $23,900. 604-999-4097

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

Tiling

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

8315

Tree Services

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

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc cond. $5,600 obo 604-786-6495

1995 VOLVO 850 turbo, 155,000 km, leather seats, mag wheels with low profile tires, wife’s car, well maintained $3700. 604-922-5986

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

2009 NISSAN Altima 2 dr, 2.5L, auto, 16,400 km, gray, leather, loaded, $21,500. 604-728-8583

2009 Nissan Versa SL $9995 1.8L 6 spd low kms, fuel efficient mint condition. Fully loaded with sports package 778-881-3471.

2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $43,900, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $13,500. 604 945-0376

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.

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

OLDER 24FT, M/H, bunk beds, redone motor, clean shape, have a look, $5500 obo, 604-321-6347

List It. Sell It. Guaranteed. Craig Can’t Do That. Why? Trusted Sellers You know the sellers and so do we. No scams. No concerns. YVJ LPXQ UEFKTSFUSH Local Buyers You know your community and you can trust the folks you know.

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3159 Arbutus Street, Vancouver 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

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $6,000. 778-737-3890

Boats

2006 MINI Cooper, Grey, 58k, loaded, $16,988. Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900

INSURANCE BROKERS

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

LEASE OR BUY PRE-OWNED Vans or Trucks - Huge Selection. Roger Coombes 604-257-3139 roger@ensignpacific.com

9515

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AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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

2006 DODGE Caravan Cargo, 70k, shelves, ladder rack, $9,900 Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

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

RV’s/Trailers

2002 MERCEDES C320, quick Sale $9900 1 lady owner no accidents, f/load, 604-649-4542

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 1928 FORD 1/4 ton Roadster P/U, older restoration, recent updates, drives nice, $16,000. No trades. 604-308-9976

9522

Vans

2005 CHEV Astro Cargo Van, Ladder rails, 68k, a/c, $13,900 Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP, 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $9500. 604-241-0357

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

9173

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

JORDANI’S FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. Top $$ for complete cars. 7 days/wk, 604-720-0067

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