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E.Hastings composting hubseeks permanent licence SANDRA THOMAS Staff writer

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The odds might be stacked against him, but that doesn’t deter Jeremy Gustafson from running in the May 14 election as an independent candidate in the Vancouver-Mount Pleasant riding. Scan page with Layar for more information.

Independent candidate targets voter apathy FILM INDUSTRY WORKER ENTERS PROVINCIAL RACE ANDREW FLEMING Staff writer

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eremy Gustafson only recently learned what it is exactly that MLAs do all day, but he’s running for office anyway. The unmarried 46-year-old, a former casino dealer who now works as a grip in the film industry, recently announced his candidacy in the Vancouver-Mount Pleasant riding in the upcoming May election. Gustafson, so far the only independent candidate running

in any of Vancouver ‘s 11 ridings (although some fringe party candidates are also confirmed), said he hopes to combat voter apathy and provide an alternative to the two main parties. “It took me three eight-hour days to figure out what an MLA does on the legislature website, which was a boring read, and I watched a lot of Hansard videos,” Gustafson told the Courier over the phone Monday before heading off to shake some hands and possibly kiss some babies on the streets of Chinatown. See RIDING on page 4

he organizers of a recycling and composting hub and urban farm on East Hastings Street have applied for a permanent license from Metro Vancouver after the end of a year-long trial. Joji Kumagai, executive director of the Strathcona Business Improvement Association, which operates the Strathcona Green Zone Resource Park, said their temporary licence expires in May. The group has applied to Metro Vancouver for an amendment to its Sewerage and Drainage District Municipal Solid Waste and Recycling Material Regulatory Bylaw to allow for a permanent licence. “The process allows for community input,” said Kumagai. “But so far the reaction we’ve had has been positive. We even get residents of the neighbourhood dropping by asking for tours.” As part of the application process, the group was asked to place newspaper ads asking for comments from the public. Those ads ran March 22 and the public has 30 days to comment from that time. The resource park was built a year ago on what was then an empty, 6,100-square-foot parking lot at 1245 East Hastings St. The hub builds on the Zero Waste Challenge the Strathcona BIA ran with Metro Vancouver in 2011. That program ran for nine weeks with 15 businesses engaged in recycling that focused on organic waste, soft plastics and mixed containers. It resulted in the diversion of 2,300 kilograms of organic waste, 540 kg of soft plastics and 210 kilograms of mixed containers from the landfill. The permanent licence the BIA has applied for will allow the group to accept and compost an estimated 180 kg of food waste and food soiled paper products daily. See PUBLIC on page 4


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CHOPSTICKS MEN BY JO LEDINGHAM Richard Greenblatt (l) and Ted Dykstra tickle the ivories and funny bones in 2 Pianos 4 Hands.

CENTRAL PARK: OPEN SEASON BY SANDRA THOMAS Lord Byng Pool swimmers rejoice as the park board announces the pool will remain open all summer in contrast to last year.

GARDEN POLITICS BY TANYA HILL The Strathcona Residents’ Association wants more details from the city about development east of Gore should the viaducts be demolished.

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Publichas30daystocommentonapplication The hub is allowed to store up to four tonnes of food waste per day gathered from local restaurants and businesses. In January, the BIA hired Charlotte Fesnoux as the resource park’s site coordinator, just in time for the first batches of compost to be complete. Soil testing confirmed the compost met the standards set by the B.C. Ministry of Environment’s Organic Matter Recycling Regulation. The finished product was deemed “Class A” compost, which allows unrestricted use in food production and general horticulture. Kumagai said the BIA wants to sell the organic compost. “It’s high-quality compost so I’m pretty excited,” said Kumagai. “It feels good to have this success.” The next step in the group’s composting future is replacing the small garden chipper used to grind organic matter with a Bokashicycle High Throughput Food Waste Pulverizer, which will be more efficient and less messy when it comes to processing matter like soggy bread, egg cartons and chicken bones. “The logistics of the program includes a lot of little things,” said Kumagai. “Like what can go in the compost and what can’t.” Rick Laird, environmental control officer with Metro Vancouver, said the regulatory body has received no complaints about the resource park and composting station. “They’ve applied for an open-ended licence, but it has yet to be accessed,” said Laird. “That will be decided after looking at how the hub has been operating.” Laird noted so far very little odour has

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Charlotte Fesnoux of the Strathcona Green Zone Resource Park adds ground up food waste to the composter. The hub wants to compost an estimated 180 kilograms of food waste and food soiled paper products daily. been created by the composting containers. “But the public has 30 days to comment,” said Laird. To make a comment about the project,

write to Metro Vancouver: Attention Ray Robb, Solid Waste Manager, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C., V5H 4G8, call 604-432-6200 or email regulationenforcement@metro-

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Riding comfortably held by NDP’s Kwan CONTINUED from page 1 Gustafson is running in a riding comfortably held by the NDP’s Jenny Kwan since 1996 (the Liberals haven’t declared a candidate yet) and, although his chances may be slim, he wants to set an example to others by showing how easy it is to become a candidate. “I think most people are more comfortable just sitting around whining and complaining — I know that is what I did for the past few years — but if you want to make a difference, here’s how you can do it,” he said. “Part of my shtick is I’m trying to run my campaign for a thousand bucks with basically just a website, a printer and a bicycle.” His campaign website, apathyhasavoice.com, features step-by-step instructions on how to meet the Elections B.C. criteria needed to become an independent standing nominee in a riding, including how to set up a campaign account, get the minimum number of registered voter nominations (75) and how to appoint an auditor. “A lot of people think if they vote for an independent they’re wasting their vote because an independent will never win, but I don’t think this is the case any more and more people want someone who is free from obligations to any political party or corporations.” Vicki Huntington, the incumbent MLA for Delta South, agrees.

I think most people are “ more comfortable just

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“Where I think the system is failing the voter is that party politics is requiring that the elected representative deliver the party line or government line to the riding rather than the riding’s voice to the government,” said Huntington, the first independent elected to the provincial legislature since 1949. “Even though [non-independent candidates] will say, ‘We will tell the government what the people want us to say when we are in a caucus meeting,’ it is in secret and the people need to hear what their representative is saying, they need to understand where their representative is truly coming from and what they believe in and how they are representing the constituency. Only an independent can do that.”

She admits that her own circumstances are different from most independents. The longtime former Delta city councillor is the daughter of a former federal Conservative MP and narrowly defeated former attorney general Wally Oppal in the 2009 general election largely due to many local residents’ anger over the Liberal government’s decision allowing BC Hydro to build a high voltage power line through Tsawwassen. “Those things were the only reason I was able to win last time but I can tell you that, as a result of Delta South taking a chance on an independent voice, there are other independents this time that are very close and likely to win and it is because we have made it respectable and a viable choice,” she said, adding that fellow independents Bob Simpson (Cariboo North), John van Dongen (Abbotsford South) and Arthur Hadland (Peace River North) all have a good shot at winning their ridings. The former casino dealer, however, acknowledges the deck is likely staked against him in Mount Pleasant. “I realize I have a disadvantage in that I don’t have a whole lot of political experience,” he said with a chuckle. “I’m a bright guy and I learn quick but I saw that most of the other independents have a some sort of [political] party background.” afleming@vancourier.com twitter.com/flematic


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news Lord Byng Pool to stay open all summer CENTRAL PARK

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ast month I heard from Vision Vancouver commissioner Trevor Loke who was happy to inform me Lord Byng Pool will remain open all summer long this year. The pool closed last year for several months during the summer for scheduled maintenance, much to the chagrin of regular users of the popular attraction, some who even organized a protest while wearing bathing suits. Loke noted, though, that due to ongoing maintenance issues, including a leak in the hot tub, the Lord Byng Pool will have to be closed for maintenance work between Dec. 9 2013 to Jan. 4 2014. He says staff will be working with pool users to inform them well in advance of the closure and assist them in finding another pool of their choosing to use over this time period. Tom Perry, a regular user of Lord Byng Pool who was most vocal about the closure last summer, had been encouraging swimmers to call and email the park board about keeping the pool open. Perry was delighted to read about the board’s decision in an email from Loke.

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Regular Lord Byng Pool swimmers, who mounted a bathing suite protest last year, will be able to use the facility all summer without interruption. “It’s encouraging to see that the Vancouver Parks Board recognizes the input from numerous letters and phone calls regarding the future of the Lord Byng Pool,” Perry wrote in part in an email to the Courier and to other community members. “It’s not every day we see such a nice evidence of democracy in action.”

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and Vancouver Foundation. The initiative was created in support of the goal to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world by 2020. To that end they’re encouraging community involvement by way of neighbourhood small grants with a green focus. The goal is to encourage local initiatives, designed and undertaken by residents, right in their community. Up to 70 grants up to $1,000 each are available to residents for projects undertaken and benefitting a Vancouver neighbourhood. Businesses are not eligible for the grants. Some ideas to consider include a weekly “kids’ games in the park” event, bike safety workshops, historical walks, live community theatre or emergency preparedness workshops. Grant decisions will be made by the neighbourhood Resident Advisory Committee comprised of volunteers living in that community — decisions are not made by the City of Vancouver or Vancouver Foundation. Applications must be made through your neighbourhood Resident Advisory Committee at your local Neighbourhood House or community centre. Check the Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants map to find out where to apply. For more information, visit neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10


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Pete Fry (left), chair of the Strathcona Residents Association, Devon Hawes and Kathleen Stormont (holding daughter Charlotte Elvidge) are holding a rally April 1 to demand more information from the city about the Georgia Street viaduct removal plan.

Strathcona residents want more transparency in viaduct removal plan TANYA HILL Contributing writer

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he chair of the Strathcona Residents’ Association says the city’s plan to tear down the Georgia Street viaduct could be a great thing if done right, but he doesn’t think the city has a good enough plan. Pete Fry doesn’t believe the city is being transparent about development plans for the area east of Gore Avenue and has planned a protest rally for Monday. “It’s reckless to remove the viaducts without a plan east of Gore,” Fry said. The rally by the SRA will be held April Fool’s Day on Hawks Street at Prior. The city is “playing the residents of Strathcona like a fool,” Fry said explaining why the rally is scheduled for April 1. The city presented a proposal last month including traffic calming along Prior, but Fry and other Strathcona residents left the meeting disappointed because of the absence of a more comprehensive plan. Fry sent a letter to the mayor and council Feb. 26 outlining immediate actions they want taken before they join the Ray-Cam Co-op and Strathcona BIA in agreeing with the removal of the viaducts. The demands in the letter include a 30kilometre speed limit on Prior Street along Strathcona Park and reducing Prior to a two-lane road with a separated bike lane. The increasing speed of gentrification in Strathcona and Chinatown have many people suspicious of the city’s plans to redevelop and connect a new expanded six-lane Pacific Boulevard to Prior Street. Housing prices along Prior are expected to skyrocket

in the next few years coinciding with the viaduct removal plan. Prior Street traffic and congestion have been a thorn in the neighbourhood’s side for years. The four-lane road has had its fair share of accidents including a car that smashed into a house in February. Fry is critical of the city for “dumping highway traffic into residential neighbourhoods.” Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs says what will happen east of Gore is a work in progress. “The SRA is demanding that decisions made immediately,” Meggs said. “We have to keep in mind this will open up enormous possibilities. It will expand park land and heal the break on Main street.” The fate of Cottonwood Community Gardens is in the mix of heated issues surrounding the city’s eastern core strategy because of the possibility of widening Malkin Avenue where the garden is located. The once toxic dump has been turned into a thriving food growing area. Oliver Kellhammer, founder of Cottonwood Gardens, said the SRA wants “us to support them to widen Malkin Avenue where the garden is located, and we can’t do that.” Kellhammer said “the SRA have become very politicized around this particular issue, this traffic calming agenda. They want us to take a stand and that is not our mandate.” Widening Malkin Avenue would wipe out a key piece of ecological infrastructure, Kellhammer said. He said Cottonwood’s position “is not up for negotiation and never will be.” Kellhammer said he was told by a city staffer that the city would not touch the Cottonwood site. ttthill@hotmail.com

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lack of oversight over nearly $100 million worth of health research funds at the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and the University of British Columbia could bring a risk of fraud and losses. Those were the results of an October 2012 report by the VCH’s internal audit branch, obtained by the Courier under the freedom of information law. “There is a lack of financial management framework surrounding research accounts at VCH,” states the report. “This situation presents a high-risk exposure to the VCH Board and Management. The risks include financial loss due to misuse of research funds, fraud, unclear ownership of funds or liabilities for legal purposes and negative publicity.” These problems were assigned to the High Priority red category, that is, “an issue that could have a significant impact and should be corrected immediately.”

Two concerns noted are that the VCH-UBC research agreement has not been updated since 2003, and that there is “increased risk of research staff double dipping and being paid by UBC and VCH.” As well, financial management of research accounts is decentralized with little or no reporting to the chief financial officer, and accountability to the VCH board is also unclear. In response, Dr. Patrick O’Connor, VCH vice-president of medicine quality and safety, told the Courier that VCH’s Research Institute has hired a full-time financial officer who is working to resolve the problems. The audit set a target date for July 2013. The VCHRI — which partners with the University of B.C.’s medicine faculty — received $98.6 million in research funding in 2011/12. About 80 per cent of the funds are managed by UBC and 20 per cent by VCH, which enables over 600 investigators and trainees to conduct health research in many fields ranging from cancer and brain research to

asthma and diabetes. About 60 per cent of the funds come from government, 28 per cent from non-profit entities, and 12 per cent from industry. The authors also found that the Vancouver Prostrate Centre (which reports to VCH and UBC) charged $260,000 in CIBC credit card expenses in 2011/12 — including restaurant and alcohol bills — but some

with no documentation, contrary to VCH policy. UBC will sometimes cover the cost of entertaining professors, speakers and donors with meals that can include alcohol but the sums must be reasonable and cannot be charged by staffers. The audit reported “inadequate controls over cheque requisitions and accounts.” In one recent

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New Democratic Party candidate knocked on Martyn Brown’s door the other day. In the old days, that would be the equivalent of a little Ewok meeting up with Darth Vader. The old Martyn Brown would have lasered him up one side and down the other. But Martyn Brown 2.0 — who rolled out last summer and has been going strong ever since — is a completely different person. In Brown’s telling of the encounter — in a newspaper column he has been writing regularly — the NDPer “seemed like a fine individual, earnest and obviously deeply motivated to make a positive difference in public office.” Elsewhere in the “In Praise of Public Service” piece, he mentioned specific New Democrats in favourable terms. There are B.C. Liberals who literally cannot believe their eyes when they read Brown these days, and compare him to the ruthless partisan operator he was for most of his previous life. What happened to the guy who once chewed out a bunch of young Liberal staff members for being too friendly with their NDP counterparts? What happened to the boss who left the impression they’d be fired if they didn’t stop fraternizing with the enemy? Is this the same guy who once engineered a dismissal of a new government hire because of NDP links? That was all part of the hard-driving persona that made him so successful over more than 20 years in politics. He first made a name for himself in the early 1990s as the Social Credit caucus research director, in charge of finding mud to sling at the NDP government during question period. Brown was the last person out the door when the Socred caucus finally collapsed, moving over to the B.C. Reform Party as a caucus worker, strategist and spokesman. He did a spell later with a citizens group fighting aboriginal title claims. It wanted to force a referendum on the Nisga’a Treaty. Then he signed up with the B.C. Liberals and became then-Opposition leader Gordon Campbell’s top adviser. He retained the title when they won the 2001 election and held it 13 years, almost to the end. He parachuted into a deputy minister’s gig shortly before Campbell announced his resignation. He was dismissed when Christy Clark became premier. Brown walked out the door with a $400,000 severance and a lifetime of memories about how to play hardball politics. The striking thing is that he has been renouncing his inner Dick Cheney ever since. Brown is the first to acknowledge the “glaring contradiction” between how he talks the talk and how he used to walk the walk. He has called himself a take-no-prisoners partisan who learned the benefits of a milder approach too late in his career. All this would just be an interesting tale of one person’s conversion in how they think privately about politics. But it’s having a public impact, too. He wrote an e-book about a new way of doing politics and has been doing various media gigs on the same theme. It’s clear that he has renounced the B.C. Liberals as well. Brown is now a leading critic of the party he used to live for — “boastful blasts, brave smiles and hot air.” He is dismissive of Clark’s approach to most issues. He has cast a favourable eye over NDP leader Adrian Dix’s general approach. All of which drives the B.C. Liberals to distraction — privately. Some Liberal cabinet ministers were astounded to read the ideas about openness and civility, given their memory of the man who is promoting them. One of the milder Liberals promoted a moderate course a few years ago in a meeting and was emphatically shot down by Brown, only to find him now espousing the same idea publicly. The only thing he seems to be hard-line about now is all the mistakes Clark is making. It does them no good to have the former backroom boy sneering at their approach — which used to be his approach — from the op-ed pages and radio studios. The conversion appears to be sincere. But it’s hard to stomach for people who remember his fervent commitment to playing rough not so long ago. If he decides he wants to practise what he is now preaching, it will be interesting to see where he lands in the new landscape after the May election. lleyne@timescolonist.com

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his is the kind of story that should be served as a dietary supplement; it’s full of irony. The Canada School of Public Service, which trains bureaucrats, is in trouble for breaking its own rules on contracting. The CSPS (sample course title: Leadership Through Values and Ethics) apparently rigged contracts for outside or temporary workers. Now there’s a crackdown, of course, and maybe some heads will roll, but are we shocked? Not really. This reminds me of the other story making the rounds recently about the humility of newly elected Pope Francis I. We are told that the day after being named the leader of more than a billion Catholics, Francis shunned the “papal limousine” and then headed by more modest vehicle to pay his hotel fee. This was shocking behaviour. Because why? Please, someone explain to me how a man who has taken vows of poverty refusing to ride in a limo is not absolutely normal. I’m not a Catholic, but is there any religious viewpoint from which the phrase “papal limousine” makes sense? Is there also a papal gold-plated bathroom, a papal mitre-shaped swimming pool, a papal high-roller account in Las Vegas? Then, here in British Columbia, we have both the Liberals and the NDP having trouble discerning exactly what the difference is between private and party money. The Liberals, who have their hands on the levers of power, have been winning the race to blow public money on getting re-elected, whether through the pandering ethnic outreach strategy or through the deniable (but odious) ads about the BC Jobs Plan and the recent budget. All of these things are indications to me that power corrupts, that privilege and luck come to be seen as rights. Human beings (definitely including me) are blinkered and stupid, most of the time. I have been known to whine and complain about my lot in life, about my job, about the weather, about how baconflavoured toothpaste is hard to find. Every now and again, I give myself a smack and repeat the humility mantra: I am a white, straight male living in the dawn of the 21st century. I am literate, employed and connected to the Internet. The number of people who have ever, in history, had it as good as me is microscopic. As author John Scalzi pointed out, being a white, straight male is basically playing life at the lowest difficulty setting. Most important, it’s undeserved. Those bureaucrats rigging contracts, or those past papal officials who signed off on the limo, or those politicians who funded their re-election efforts out of the public till all felt they deserved it. They’re underappreciated, or they’re holy, or they’re just on the right side of history, see? Everyone does this in smaller ways. We worked hard, so we deserve our houses and big-screen TVs and vacations. We’re better, somehow, than those people in other places who work much, much harder and live in shantytowns. We tell ourselves our station in life isn’t largely the product of luck because that doesn’t bear thinking about. You think you want things to actually be fair? You think you deserve every good thing that ever happened to you? Give your head a shake. The scariest thing you can imagine is a world in which we would all be treated with absolute, pitiless fairness. mclaxton@langleyadvance.com

MATTHEW CLAXTON

As author John Scalzi pointed out, being a white, straight male is basically playing life at the lowest difficulty setting.

LEYNE MISSES POINT ON BILL 18 ANALYSIS

To the editor: Re: “Nurses’ union raid sore point for NDP,” March 19. It’s bad public policy to introduce legislation that impacts health care delivery and the collective agreement rights of health care workers, without consulting widely on its consequences. Unfortunately Les Leyne misses this point altogether in his flawed analysis of Bill 18, which was jammed through the legislature last week by the B.C. Liberals. And it echoes the Liberals’ feeble explanation for the Bill, which used the results of a raid conducted by the BC Nurses’ Union on other unions last year to defend its eleventh hour legislation. But the fact is, Bill 18 has nothing to do with union representation, and everything to do with arbitrarily changing the composition of the largest bargaining units in the health care system. Those multi-union bargaining associations were established after several years of consultation involving two commissions and dozens of submissions. That level of consultation was

necessary because bargaining unit composition affects how health employers utilize the skills and training of different classifications of health staff to deliver care. And just as important, Bill 18 could deprive affected workers of current collective agreement provisions bargained and ratified in good faith. A 2007 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada found that the B.C. Liberals had previously violated the Charterprotected rights of workers by failing to engage in meaningful consultation before introducing legislation that impacted their collective agreements. By confusing Bill 18 with last year’s raid, the B.C. Liberals are showing they do not understand the complexity of health care delivery and their constitutional obligations — or they just don’t care. Bonnie Pearson, Secretary business manager, Hospital Employees’ Union

PARK RANGERS SHOULD EDUCATE BEFORE TICKETING To the editor: Re: “Park Ranger Power —

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Central Park,” March 15. Gone are the old days of identifying problems without identifying solutions. Park rangers who hand out tickets to owners of off-leash dogs will be seen as “punishing” if rangers are not able to “educate” dog owners about areas where dogs can run off-leash. If you live in Marpole, such places do not exist contrary to the city’s recommendation that such places should be “conveniently located.” Park board commissioner Aaron Jasper says, “No one should feel intimidated (to enjoy their parks and fields in a safe, peaceful way)”. Yet when one person in a fenced tennis court can chase away the needs of many of dogowners trying to socialize and exercise their dogs by threatening to call the city, intimidation is exactly what they feel. Hopefully by the fall, Jasper will not only be arming his park rangers with tickets, but also with a list of areas identifying where law-breaking dog-owners in Marpole can legally exercise their dogs in a place “conveniently located” to them. Give these guys a break.

Wendy Hallinan, Vancouver

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SkatewithaCanuckandhelpcharity COMMUNITY CALENDAR with Sandra Thomas

UBC Anyone watching the Canucks in recent weeks will know that forward Mason Raymond has been at the top of his game, including scoring the winning goal Sunday against Colorado. So I’m guessing an opportunity to meet and skate with Raymond will be a popular one. Raymond will lace up his skates at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sport Centre at UBC today (March 27) in support of the 15th anniversary of the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5K run/walk, which in turn supports almost 70 charities. Raymond is the Scotiabank Charity Challenge honorary chair for the skate, organized to raise awareness about fundraising for the June 23 marathon and to encourage the public to sign up. Raymond will skate with representatives from 68 charities as well as community members at the event, which starts at 2 p.m. March 27.

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The Langara Business Association is presenting A Night in Paris fashion show in support of the Battered Women Support Society next Tuesday (April 2) at Langara College. The society provides direct service support and advocacy for girls and women who have experienced abuse and offers violence prevention programs in public and private schools across the province. Through the AWEAR Charity Fashion Show, the Langara Business Association hopes to raise more than $3,000 for the society. The inspiration for this year’s show is vintage Parisian couture featuring local designers, hair stylists and makeup artists. A silent auction, appetizers, wine and live entertainment round out the evening. Advance tickets are $15 by email at awear@ lbawired.ca.

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Speaking of Paris, it’s also the theme for an upcoming charity event at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in support of research and essential programs for the estimated 11,000 B.C. residents living with Parkinson’s disease. Dubbed Affair to Remember: An Evening in Paris, the event kicks off April 25 at 6 p.m. with Linda Aylesworth of Global BC acting as master of ceremonies, cancan dancers, and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $200 per person or $2,000 for a table of 10. All proceeds benefit the Parkinson Society of B.C. For tickets and information, call resource development manager Betty Hum at 604-662-3240 or email bhum@parkinson.bc.ca.

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Children’s entertainers Will Stroet and the Backyard Band will work their musical magic Saturday April 13, for the Children’s

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Top: Canucks forward Mason Raymond (in red) invites the public to skate with him to raise money for charity. Bottom: A Paristhemed fashion show at Langara College raises funds for battered women.

Hearing and Speech Centre’s second annual sing-a-long concert fundraiser at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. Doors open at 9 a.m. and, beginning at 10 a.m., the show will focus on the three to seven-year-old crowd with an energetic 45-minute romp with favourite tunes from all five of the band’s albums. Funds raised through the concert will go towards the Audiology Program at the school benefiting deaf and hard of hearing children. For tickets and to find out more about Children’s Hearing, visit childrenshearing.ca.

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Mountain View Cemetery is launching this season’s walking tours with an ode to this city’s builders. Historians John Atkin and Andy Coupland, authors of The Changing City, will host Builders of Vancouver this Sunday (March 31) at 10 a.m. from Celebration Hall, 5445 Fraser St. near the East 39th Avenue entrance. Learn about some of the notable residents of the cemetery who helped shape Vancouver’s skyline. For a list of upcoming walks, visit Vancouver.ca/cemetery.

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If you are aged nine to 19 and love to sing and dance you have until April 1 to apply for the 19th year of Gotta Sing Gotta Dance Musical Theatre Summer Program at the Jewish Community Centre on West 41st Avenue at Oak Street. The first session begins July 2. For more information, visit jccgv.com. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10 Scan page with Layar for website details.


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39-year-old New Zealand man who entered Canada illegally under a pseudonym is facing eight charges in connection with a March 4 violent assault on a Vancouver sex trade worker who escaped her attacker by jumping from a moving van. Michael Edward Farley is also facing a deportation order for being in Canada illegally for two years and using the name Robert James Clarke while he worked as a handyman with a company in the Lower Mainland. “We’re open to the possibility that there could be other incidents, we’re actively looking into that at this time,” said Insp. Laurence Rankin of the Vancouver Police Department’s major crimes section at a press conference Friday. Vancouver police arrested Farley March 9 in Richmond on behalf of the Canada Border Services Agency, who learned Farley was in the country illegally. At the time, police considered Farley “a person of

interest” in the assault case. Two days after the arrest, police released surveillance video of a white van believed to have been used by the suspect and a composite drawing of the man. While in custody of the border services agency, Farley went before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada for a hearing and was deemed inadmissible to Canada, according to Stefanie Wudel, a spokesperson with the border services agency. “He was issued a deportation order which will be enforced once his criminal matters are concluded,” said Wudel,notingFarleyusedfalse documents to enter Canada. On Thursday, police took Farley from the custody of the border services agency and successfully recommended eight charges against him in connection with the assault of a 42year-old sex trade worker. Police also seized Farley’s van. Charges against Farley include aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping, choking, administering a noxious substance and uttering threats. New Zealand police and

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Police released this composite sketch of the suspect after a sex trade worker was kidnapped, tied up and beaten March 4. Interpol assisted in the investigation. Vancouver police wouldn’t comment on whether Farley had any dealings with police in his home

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in a van picked up a sex trade worker in the Downtown Eastside and drove her to a secluded area. Police said the man tied up the woman and beat her. It wasn’t until she was seen being dragged and then jumping from a white van near Clark Drive and 13th Avenue that police were notified via numerous 9-1-1 calls from witnesses. The woman suffered head injuries and serious abrasions and spent several days in the hospital. She has since been discharged and is recovering at home. “If it weren’t for her courage to come forward, we wouldn’t be here today,” said Rankin, who also acknowledged tips from the public assisted in the investigation. News of the arrest was welcomed by leaders of organizations that work with sex trade workers and women, including the Battered Women’s Support Services and WISH drop-in centre for sex trade workers. “We now have a sense that when women in the Downtown Eastside experience violence, that the violence will be taken seriously,” said Angela Marie MacDougall, the executive director of Battered Women’s Support Services. “Women in the neighbourhood need to know that when they experience violence, that the system — in this case, the Vancouver Police Department — will care and will follow through.” MacDougall and Kate Gibson of WISH praised the victim of the attack for her courage in helping police with the investigation and believing it would lead to an arrest. “I’m sure that so much of the success of this investigation is because of [the victim’s] relationship with the police and her willingness to come forward,” said Gibson, who also praised police for how quickly an arrest was made. “Our various organizations want to send that message that men can’t come here to do violence. This arrest really sends that clear message.” mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings


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French indie rockers PHOENIX follow up their catchy 2009 album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix with Bankrupt!, which comes out in less than a month. Before that, the band kicks off a West Coast tour with a not-to-be-missed show at Queen Elizabeth Theatre March 28, 7:30 p.m. Former local dude, chain-smoker and baggy clothing proponent Mac DeMarco opens. For tickets, go to livenation.com.

Even though “Old Time Rock and Roll” crushes our soul a little bit more whenever we hear it and every other BOB SEGER song reminds us of a pickup truck commercial, we still hold a certain amount of respect for the dude. Maybe it’s because he looks like a hard-living, Trans-Am-driving uncle who would have had no qualms bootlegging for us in high school. BOB SEGER AND THE SILVER BULLET BAND return to Vancouver for the first time in umpteen years to spread the classic rock love March 27, 7:30 p.m. at Rogers Arena. Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh opens. For tickets, go to livenation.com. Since forming in 1983, Vancouver’s MOZAICO FLAMENCO DANCE THEATRE blends fiery flamenco dance and music with the Asian sounds of the Orchid Ensemble. See and hear for yourself March 28, 12 p.m. at Scotiabank Dance Centre as part of the DISCOVER DANCE! noon series. For tickets, call 604-684-2787 or go to ticketstonight.ca. More info at thedancecentre.ca.

BOCA DE LUPO’s second instalment of its site-specific “Micro Performance Series,” THE VOYAGE takes audiences on an imagined journey across the Pacific. Presented inside an actual shipping container placed on the old loading ramp on Granville Island, participants embark on a 20-minute sonic journey that takes place completely in the dark. It runs March 28 to 30, with audiences meeting at the Anderson Street Space on Granville Island. For tickets and information, go to bocadellupo.com.


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along with investor Ashton Kutcher, are now millions of dollars richer because of an app that turns newspaper articles into 400 character info-nuggets so smartphone users don’t have to read so much. Or in the words of Summly: “Teenaged yahoo wizzes on Ashton Kutcher for $30-million computer called #hairypalm.”

KUDOS& KVETCHES TIDY SUMMLY File this one under typical gripes of old, bitter newspaper employees. According to the New York Times, a 17-yearold British dude who still has a year and a half left of high school just sold the news reading app he invented to Yahoo for an estimated $30 million. The app in question uses an algorithm that takes long-form stories and articles from newspapers and magazines and shortens them into bite-sized 400-character snippets for readers using smartphones, presumably so they won’t be too distracted while playing Angry Birds, taking selfy photos or tweeting about the OMG long lineup at Starbucks #epicfail. To make matters worse, Nick D’Aloisio, the programming wiz behind the app, which is appropriately called Summly — cuz spelling out real words is lame and too time consuming — founded the company when he was just 15 and has received financial backing from such unlikely investors as Yoko Ono and Ashton Kutcher. If memory serves, when Kudos & Kvetches was 15 we were starting to experiment with Rockaberry Cooler and nearly failing math class while writing crude lyrics to Van Halen’s “Panama,” which we cleverly changed to “Hairy Palm.” As with most popular web innovations that Yahoo acquires and subsequently makes worse (we’re looking at you, Flickr), the tech giant (?) plans to shut down Summly so it can incorporate the technology into Yahoo news products. So just to reiterate, a 17-year-old British kid,

ALL’S FAIR IN PUBS AND BEER For some reason we found ourselves at the Fairview Pub the other day. Not that it’s a horrible place by any means. It’s clean and comfortable enough. But it’s a pretty average, ambitionless bar that refuses to swing above its weight class… except when it comes to beer prices. We realize in a land of high-priced real estate, booze is rarely cheap, so we’re always prepared for a little sticker shock. But when we pulled out a $20 bill expecting a couple dollars change on a small-looking pitcher of Farmhand Ale and were subsequently told the price was actually $24, we were a little taken aback. We’ve consumed our share of beer in this town at different locations, and we don’t think we’ve ever paid anything close to $24 for a pitcher. This was a beer from Victoria, after all — not some import brewed in secret by magical wood nymphs. Made of water, malt, hops and yeast — not Tahitian rain, ambergris and panda tears. And it wasn’t some chic nightclub with a lineup down the block — it was the Fairview Pub located on a personalitychallenged stretch of West Broadway. But did we question the price of our beer out loud, complain or take a stand and walk away? No. We pulled out a $5 bill and let the bartender keep the change. While we may be cheap and passive aggressively whiny, we are woefully spineless when it comes to the cost of living in this city. twitter.com/KudosKvetches

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Pianos 4 Hands. Got it: two guys, four hands, two pianos. But Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt are so good, each one of them could do a solo show that might be called 2 Hands 4 Pianos — but why would they? A couple of Canadians who co-wrote this show back in 1990, Dykstra and Greenblatt have such a great time together, why wouldn’t you put both of them on stage at the same time? Anyone who has ever taken piano lessons can relate to this show. Judging from the laughter of recognition from the audience, I suspect that would be a large number of opening nighters. Who didn’t fib to their weary piano teacher during a piano lesson, “Yes, I practised every single day.” Or who didn’t whine, “It sounded a lot better at home.” Or shrieked in protest during a gruelling piano exam, “Why do they make us do this?” What piano teacher hasn’t wanted to interrupt a tedious lesson for “a cup of tea and a little lie down”? And what parent hasn’t hollered that the lessons are “a waste of your time and my money”? But these two make it so much more fun than it really was and, of course, the music is wonderful once “Teddy” and “Richie” get past playing — badly — scales. Portraying themselves as youngsters, Greenblatt and Dykstra sprawl at the bench, make faces, squirm and convince us entirely that they are reluctant little boys stuck at the piano while all their friends are outside playing hockey. As they become adolescents, we see them battering each other on the piano bench during duet practice and, later, at the Kiwanis Festival — along with 67 other pairs playing the same song — one of them gets stage fright leaving the other to play both parts. Which he enthusiastically does. While Dykstra and Greenblatt recognized in their teens that they were never going to be “Vlad” (Horowitz), they did come to understand they were the best piano players not in the world, not in the country or city, but definitely in the neighbourhood.

Richard Greenblatt (l) and Ted Dykstra star in 2 Pianos 4 Hands at the Stanley. The piano performances are wonderful and include Bach’s Concerto in D Minor, 1st Movement, Mozart’s Sonata for One Piano, Four Hands in D Major, 1st Movement, and Chopin’s Ballade No. 2 in F Major. But what 2 Pianos 4 Hands clearly shows is the commitment on the part of music students, their parents and their long-suffering teachers to reach excellence. And, even more to the point, when excellence is not enough, what next? Greenblatt and Dykstra have performed this show together more than 900 times in Canada, the U.S., U.K., Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa and beyond. The amazing thing is how fresh it still is. Each punchline sounds like the first time. Each howl of outrage against Dad feels new. Each rejection looks as if it just happened. There’s the music and then there’s Dykstra and Greenblatt whom we come to love over the course of the evening. What’s not to love? They open their hearts to us and invite us in. They remind us of the fantastic pleasure we got, if we were ever music students, at finally mastering a piece of music. And they bring back to most of us the day we had to agree with Dad or Mom we were wasting our time and their money if we thought we were going to be concert pianists. Produced by Marquis Entertainment Inc. and Talking Fingers Inc., there’s no sex, no drugs, no obscenity, no violence. Pure delight. And if you applaud long enough, they’ll reward you with a piece so serene, so calming that you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven. —reviewed by Jo Ledingham For more reviews, go to joledingham.ca. To watch video and access web content, scan page with

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uno Award winning roots musician Barney Bentall is set to perform a re-imagining of Bob Dylan’s classic album Blood on the Tracks March 27 at Electric Owl as part of the Black Hen Concert Series. Not to be confused with a cover of the album, a re-imagining allows some cre-

ative licence for Bentall, along with Vancouver-based musicians Steve Dawson and the Black Hen House Band, to add some of their own personal flair. Or, as Bentall says, an excuse if the show takes a turn for the worse “We might just be trying to give ourselves a way out if we drive her off the rails and crash and burn!” Bentall wrote in an email interview from Chile. “The performance then becomes a metaphor.”

Bentall describes his take on Dylan’s 1975 album not so much a challenge, but a learning process for him in his own quest to find his voice. Even if he is a seasoned and accomplished artist, he believes he is always learning and evolving his music. “It takes a long time to find your own voice. Hell, I’m still finding mine,” Bentall said. “I think Bob Dylan found his voice, strength and direction early

in the game and had, and continues to have, a significant impact on the world.” Most known for his work in his band Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts, Bentall describes Bob Dylan as a major influence on him. He only wishes to honour the legend’s body of work, even if it is a departure from his usual style. Continued next page

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Roots musician hopes to stay on track Continued from page 18 “I’m an unworthy disciple of this great work of art and I’m hoping that we pull off the caper and do it a little bit of justice,” he said. Bentall has been active in music for more than 30 years and in that time has released three independent and seven studio albums. His work with the Legendary Hearts proved to be his most commercially suc-

cessful venture, but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his own solo career, even after a six-year hiatus that began in 2000 when the now-57-year-old settled on a ranch in the Cariboo region of B.C. His own son, Dustin Bentall, has taken off as a professional musician in his own right. Dustin’s self-described country/psychedelic/rock is quality music, Barney says. And something he looks forward to hearing for a long time.

He gave his life that we might live.

“It’s great to watch Dustin out there working hard and putting out some really fine music,” Bentall said. “I’m really proud of what he’s doing and it’s good to know I’ll be well entertained in the old folks home!”

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Inactivity can shave over two years off a person’s expected lifespan and results in nearly four quality years of life lost. To start on the path to improving both the quality – and the quantity – of your lifespan, take these tips to heart:

a quick stroll burns 47 calories. • DO THE HOME STRETCH: Find a space at home for yoga poses, chair squats and stretches. • GET INTO CHILD’S PLAY: Have fun and rediscover your youth. Throw a Frisbee (gently), go for a swim or paddle a canoe.

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Milan Lucic won the 2011 Stanley Cup in his home town against the Canucks. Scan this page with Layar to visit the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.

‘CHOOSE YOUR PATH’

Athletes aren’t born, they’re made. Even if their talent, psychology and physiology are innate, athletes are made Athletes aren’t born, they’re made. Even if their talent, psychology and physiology are innate, athletes are made by their choices. Milan Lucic almost gave up hockey when he wasn’t drafted as a minor league player. He was later picked up by the Vancouver Giants and won a Memorial Cup with them in 2007. The Vancouverite was selected by the Boston Bruins and with them, as Canucks fans know all too well, won a Stanley Cup right here at home in 2011. A new B.C. Sports Hall of Fame interactive exhibit called Sport in B.C. — Choose Your Path looks at the different choices athletes have made at different stages of their careers. In addition to Lucic, the exhibit takes a long and short view of B.C. athletes, exploring for example, the development of two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie, as well as North Vancouver junior tennis player Filip Peliwo and Squamish freestyle skier Rosalind Groenewoud. Vancouver soccer star and UBC coach Andrea Neil is included as is Olympic javelin thrower and Kitsilano graduate Liz Gleadle. The exhibit opened March 26 and will stay open indefinitely.

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Registration is now open for Sport School, a no-nonsense name for a new athletic and academic program targeting student-athletes that will launch at University Hill secondary school next September. The Sport Institute is accepting applications from high-performance, multi-sport athletes entering Grades 10 to 12 who have been identified by their national sport organization. Three similar schools will open in Victoria, Prince George and Kelowna in partnership with public school districts. According to the Sport Institute, which relies on sport science and medical expertise to support the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic ambitions, the curriculum will provide academic credits toward graduation in addition to daily physical activity. For more details, contact Dana Henson at 778-217-8057. — Megan Stewart

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early three years ago, Spence McTavish gave the Courier a tour of the rugby clubhouse at the University of B.C., scoffing at the sparse cinderblock hut and its meager, almost rustic interior. What could an elite program do with such hopeless resources? he asked. What could the alumni be proud of and why would young talent be drawn to the Thunderbirds, he wondered? The answer came as a $2.5-million investment in a new clubhouse, offices, alumni lounge and bleachers for 300 at the Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre overlooking Thunderbird Park. Private donors, including alumni and former players, donated $1.6 million. The centre opened in January and is named for a 1960 commerce graduate and member of the B.C. rugby hall of fame, Gerald McGavin, who donated $1 million to the project. He wanted to elevate the rugby program, he said. The B.C. Rugby Union also contributed $200,000 and will use the facility and fields for development and highperformance programs for at least the next decade. According to the university, the rugby centre is the first part of a $4-million investment to “ensure the resurgence of first-class rugby at UBC.” A far cry from the retired cement clubhouse, the new rugby centre is intented to draw alumni to games and young talent to both the men’s and women’s teams. “This thing started two years, seven months and 28 days ago,” McTavish said at the beginning of the year when the new rugby centre opened. Formerly the head coach of the men’s varsity program, McTavish is now the general manager.

photo Rich Lam / UBC Athletics

UBC’s Charlie Thorpe fights off a California tackler in the second game of the World Cup series March 24 at Thunderbird Stadium. “I sat down with an alumnus and we talked about bringing the program to another level, including a new facility… Peter Bull came on board and picked up the slack. Andrew Hamilton is another alumnus. Those two guys and I formed a committee. Peter and Andrew did the lion’s share of the work and one thing led to another.” — With files from UBC Athletics

WORLD CUP LOSS For the seventh consecutive year, the California Golden Bears denied the UBC Thunderbirds the “World Cup,” the prize for winning a two-game rugby series and one of the fiercest cross-border collegiate rivalries in North America since the Vancouver World newspaper donated the trophy in 1921. California beat UBC 38-6 at Thunderbird Stadium on March 24. The

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Tbirds lost the first game 28-18 at Witter Rugby Field in Berkeley on Feb. 16. UBC scored first on penalty convert from Brock Staller to lead 3-0 but at halftime California had eked a slim 96 lead. The second half was a different story, however. UBC failed to score while California added 29 more points. Under Spence McTavish, the Thunderbirds are 12-3-2. Their only losses have come at the hands of the Golden Bears and the Vikes from the University of Victoria. Their next match is at 2:30 p.m. March 29 at the Arthur Lord field in front of the new Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre at UBC. The Tbirds play the Vikes in the second game of the twogame Brian Wightman “Boot” series. mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart

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sports&recreation No easy road to playoffs for Canucks JIM MORRIS Contributing writer

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he Vancouver Canucks are facing a new reality. For the last several years the Canucks have behaved like a television game show host: ready with all the right answers. So far this season, the franchise behind Vancouver’s favourite winter obsession has faced plenty of questions as the Canucks struggle to win more games than they have lost. These are different times for the team that won the Presidents’ Trophy in back-to-back seasons for the NHL’s best overall record and came within one game of winning the Stanley Cup. Teams like Minnesota, St. Louis and Los Angeles have improved. The compressed schedule caused by the lockout leaves little time for practise or rest. This has made the season tougher for players 30 years and older like Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Dan Hamhuis, Kevin Bieksa and Alex Burrows. “It’s an uncommon position for us,” admitted goaltender Cory Schneider, one of the Canucks who has found his game recently. “We’re not used to looking up in the standings and chasing other teams. It’s not something we are happy with. You can talk about the things we are doing well… but at the end of the day we have to find ways to play to our strengths — right now, with some of our injuries up front, that’s our defence and our goaltending.” On many nights there isn’t much prettiness to Vancouver’s game. Watching the Canucks used to be like listening to the London Symphony Orchestra. They played with speed, grace and style. Now it’s more like hearing a Grade 3

photo Jeff Vinnick / Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks are splitting goaltending duties between Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo. Scan page with Layar for more info. Christmas concert with a lot of sour notes and little rhythm. A string of injuries to players like Ryan Kesler, David Booth, Manny Malhotra, Zack Kassian and now Dale Weise have forced the Canucks to play a grinding, defensive style. Vancouver has scored two goals or less in nine of their last 12 games. In recent wins over L.A., Phoenix and St. Louis, Schneider allowed just five goals on 116 shots. While Schneider has been hot, the Canuck power play has turned colder than Kevin Costner’s acting career and is ranked at the bottom of the league. “We can’t always be the favourites going into buildings,” said captain Henrik Sedin. “Sometimes you have to play like an underdog, take what they

give you and don’t give up a whole lot. “We’re missing a lot of guys. People have to realize where we are. We’re not going to score four or five goals every night.” The Canucks showed some life by winning all three games on their weekend road trip, beating Phoenix, L.A. and Colorado each by a single goal. Schneider shut out the Kings. The battle with Minnesota for first place in the Northwest Division will likely go down to the wire. It’s hard to believe Vancouver will miss the playoffs but it’s not an impossibility considering only eight points separate third from 11th place in the competitive Western Conference. Reality sometimes depends on perception. Teams like Calgary, Colorado, Florida and Tampa

Bay would be thrilled to have Vancouver’s record. Criticism comes from fans who are used to sipping good champagne and are suddenly served cheap red wine. It leaves a bad taste. When the Canucks lost six of eight games, the local villagers were prepared to storm the castle and take the heads of both coach Alain Vigneault and general manager Mike Gillis. A four-game win streak heading into Tuesday’s meeting with Columbus has calmed the rabble for now. Vigneault is doing the best with the cards he’s been dealt. After signing a two-year contract extension last summer his job looks safe for another season at least. Besides, he can only take one season at a time. “Every year is different,” said Vigneault. “You can’t compare one year to another.” Some blame can be laid on Gillis for his stubborn insistence on waiting for the perfect deal before trading goaltender Roberto Luongo. It’s hard to see Luongo moving before the April 3 trade deadline. Next season, when the salary cap drops to an estimated US $64 million, even fewer teams might be willing to take on a US$5.3 million contract that won’t end until after Kim Kardashian’s child is in school. (She’s currently pregnant.) The Canucks still generate enough revenue that Gillis’s job remains safe. The Canucks went into this season knowing it wasn’t going to be easy. They probably didn’t think it was going to be this hard. Jim Morris is a veteran reporter who has covered sports for 30 years. Reach him at morrisejim@ gmail.com

HAY TO LEAD CANADA AT U-18 WORLDS The Vancouver Giants are not headed to the Western Hockey League post-season, but their head coach Don Hay will continue coaching this spring. On Monday, Hockey Canada named Hay the head coach for Team Canada at the 2013 World Under-18 Championships next month in Sochi, Russia. The tournament takes place April 18 to 28 in the same city that will host the 2014 Winter Olympics. “I’m really excited about the opportunity,” said Hay, 59, who has been at the helm in Vancouver for nine seasons. He said the chance to coach Team Canada came his way after the Giants were eliminated from the playoffs. Hay won a gold medal as the head coach of Canada’s national junior team in 1995 and last year brought home a bronze medal from the Czech Republic. “It’s a great honour to stand on the blue line and sing ‘O Canada’ after you’ve had a big win. It’s a thrill to represent Canada,” he said in an interview released by the Giants. From a pool of WHL players eliminated from the playoffs, Hay listed two Vancouver players as potential additions to the U-18 national team. “Mason Geertsen and Jackson Houck will both have their names on the depth chart,” he said. “Both are definitely candidates.” Hay will be assisted on Canada’s bench by Jody Hull, head coach of the Peterborough Petes, and former NHL player Yves Sarault. A two-time WHL coach of the year, Hay has coached three teams to the Memorial Cup, twice with the Kamloops Blazers in 1994 and 1995 and then with the Giants in 2007. — Megan Stewart

Spooner named MVP of Pacific Storm MEGAN STEWART Staff writer

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ancouver’s Sean Spooner led the Pacific Storm to a national gold medal March 24 in a 14-13 victory over two eastern rival teams that joined forces to form a single powerhouse. The Storm finished third last season and the championship win against a stacked team was a significant accomplishment. “It is a great feeling to win,” said Spooner, who was named MVP of the playoffs and regular season. He had 52 goals in 14 regular season games and added 8 playoff goals. “After having come in third last year, this was our goal and we were working towards it the entire season.” Against the CAMO-Titans drawn from both Montreal and Ottawa, the host Pacific Storm

entered the match as the No. 1 team in the two-year-old National Development Premier League, a branch of Water Polo Canada designed to identify and develop talent for the national program. The cross-country league has five teams and intends to grow to eight next year. In the championship game, the Storm and CAMO-Titans changed leads throughout the game and the largest spread was limited to only three goals. The Storm scored 30 seconds into the game but the CAMO-Titans answered with two of their own and maintained a 8-6 lead at half time. The Storm scored six goals and allowed only one to take a 12-9 lead by the time the fourth quarter started. The Storm added two more goals in the final frame to defeat the visitors 14-13. On the cusp of the U-16 and U-18 National

Club Championships scheduled this spring in Montreal and Calgary respectively, Pacific Storm head coach Nikola Maric said the weekend win was key to building confidence and a competitive advantage. “I am very pleased with these young men and with their dedication to the team and to achieving their goals,” he said. “The experience we gained should help us in our execution as we begin the final preparation for the National Club Championships.” Maric was named coach of the year for the second consecutive time. The Storm had 13 wins and three losses in the regular season. The Storm’s Daniel Sullivan was named the most valuable goaltender and Sever Topan the most valuable defensive player. mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart

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

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SALES PEOPLE Joy Management Inc. DBA “Seacret SPA” in Vancouver & Burnaby requires F/T Sales people for Women’s Cosmetics products, Oakridge Center & Metropolis at Metrotown. $13Hr. & 1 to 2 years Exp. Supervisors earn $17.50Hr. Email: hr@joymgmt.ca

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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 www.plea.ca caregiving@plea.bc.ca

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2075

IKEA CABINET blond wood (48 x 24 x 24), 2 door w/ frosted glass & 2 shelves $70 obo 604-737-1313

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2100

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WOODWORKING TOOLS for sale Craftsman: 10in. Table Saw $150, 15 amp 1/2in Plunge Router $200, 14 amp 7 1/4in. 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 1/4in. Skil circular saw $40. Call 604-731-7928.

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Roger Chung, CGA Tax, bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, acct systems. #221 - 515 West Pender www.rogerchung.com 604 628-1960

5017 PURE BRED West Highland Terrier male pup, vet check, dewormed, shots, avail Now, $1000, 604-814-2153

ARABIAN-PERSIAN SIBS, 3 yr imprtd rescues, in/outdoor, neut, Vacc, go together: offers?Fosters? 778-297-4470, glauris@yahoo.ca

3540

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4005

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies -$975. Vet checked with first shots and ready for loving homes. 778-241-5504. Langley.

4060

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5040

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5035 MALTESE X Yorkie/ Maltese X Havanese / Havanese X Poodle Assorted Colours. Puppies Ready To Go. Very Playful, Cuddly. Great With Children. Hypo Allergenic, Non Shedding $600. 604-582-9911 email: heatherjoymann@gmail.com

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7005

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5035

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-04

Burnaby

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

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-34

Vancouver East Side

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6008-42

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-08

6008-14

For Sale by Owner

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

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead. 7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

6008-18

New Westminster

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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

6008-30

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

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

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

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

6020-20

Mission

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6020-34

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

Surrey

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

6030

Lots & Acreage

OPEN HOUSE March 30-31 1-4pm 3bdrm, 3.5bth, 3level 1 bachelor suite, $824,999. Call 778-238-8988.

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

6020-06

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

Chilliwack

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

6020-08

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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

6050

Out Of Town Property

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PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl twnhse +55 complx w/chairlift $197,500 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

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

RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

6065

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

6015

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

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

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

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Coquitlam

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $698,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

6020-14

6052

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

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

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8080

Cleaning

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8060

Concrete

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8073

Drainage

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8087

Excavating

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8090

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8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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8120

Glass Mirrors

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8125

Gutters

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6508

Apt/Condos

CONVENIENTLY Located. 1BDRM suites are avail. from April 1 1055 E. Broadway, Vanc. VCC, Sky train/bus stop are steps away. Easy commute to UBC and D/T. No Pets $900-950 Monthly. 778-552-3842

6508

Apt/Condos

1 BR’s - Kerrisdale, great location! Close to shops, transit & schools. $1080-$1250 Available Now. 604-677-3205 www.lougheedproperties.com 2 BDRM, 2 full bath, with 1 prkg, storage, np/ns, 1288 Alberni St. $2,000/mth. Avail now. 604-313-5648 or 604-351-7631

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8160

Spring Services

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8150

Kitchens/Baths

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8155

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15 % SENIORS DISCOUNT Lawns cut/aerate/pruning Hedges trim/ member BBB/ Free est/Brad 778-552-3900

8180

Home Services

HOME TECH CONSULTING: user-friendly plans for great music, media & Wi-Fi exp in your home. 604.644.7238 | simpleer.com

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

8220

Plumbing

ABE MOVING & Delivery and Rubbish Removal $35/HR per Person • 24/7 604-999-6020

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

604-787-8061

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189 BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rate. bc.moving@gmail.com

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

ACTUAL PLUMBING HEATING & GAS ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑

★ 24 / 7 ★ Senior’s Discount Military Discount Same Day Hot Water Tank No Job Too Small Licensed & Insured actualplumbing.ca

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

Free Estimates

604-771-7052 • PAINTING Painting & • RENOVATION Restoration • HANDYMAN

778-865-0370

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

★ 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

3 BR, 1.5 bath, nr Joyce Skytrain & BCIT, huge sundeck, like new, np ns, $1400 + 40% utils, now 604-788-2627 after 3pm or msg.

★PAUL’S PAINTING★ Painting, Reno’s, Handyman Call 778-865-0370

3BDRM/1.5BTH 471 E 49th Ave 3 BR, 1.5 bath, k+l, w&d, np ns, $1200+27% utils,604-781-6713.

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Renovations • Repairs

BATHROOM• KITCHEN • BASEMENT Structural ★ Water Ingress Kelly Construction 604-738-7280

PLACE YOUR GARAGE SALE ADS 24/7 Go to vancourier.com classifieds.vancourier.com and Click on classifieds

bradsjunkremoval.com

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

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

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

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

Give us a Call We’re Tough to Beat

PAUL’S PAINTING

Rubbish Removal

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. Insured, BBB member 604-721-6075 Samy

Exterior Special on NOW

FIXHOME.CA New Roof, Re-Roof,Repair,Moss+Gutter Clean. Ph 604-240-1850

8255

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

604-874-4808

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

8195

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

We accept Visa, MC, Amex

Serving West Side since 1987

Suites/Partial Houses

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AMG ROOFING & SIDING

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

YORKSHIRE APARTMENTS

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A-1 Contracting & Roofing ReRoofing & Repair. WCB. 25% Discount. Jag, 778-892-1530

★ MCNABB ROOFING ★ RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL 40 years exp. Call 604-839-7881

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

6602

604-722-1105

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

Licensed & Insured • Seniors Discount

3 Rooms $250

Apt/Condos

Roofing

604-722-1105

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

THE REAL DEAL $25 $25 LAWN CUTS $25 $25 LIONS GATE LAWN CARE 778-898-LAWN(5296)

8250

WEST SIDE ROOFING

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

604.266.6333

604-731-2714

Patios/Decks/ Railings

1 to 3 Men

• Planting • Pruning • Lawncare

6508

8200

AFFORDABLE MOVING

www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

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

TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS

Moving & Storage

Seniors Discount

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

Managed by Dodwell Strata Management Ltd.

8185

604-537-4140

AMBER LODGE

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 Call 604-327-1178 info@langaragardens.com

Lawn & Garden

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

Fencing/Gates

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

Apartments & Condos

8130

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

8309

Tiling

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

8310

Top Soil

1 CUBIC YARD BAG of QUALITY TOPSOIL

$

75.00 per cu. yd. + delivery

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

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

WINDOW & Gutter Cleaning Houses starting as low as $79.95. 778-227-0595


AUTOMOTIVE 9102

Auto Finance

9110

Collectibles & Classics

9125

Domestic

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9160

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

9522

A39

RV’s/Trailers

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

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $21,100obo. Gord 778-300-2538

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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

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1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516 FILL OUT AN INSTANT CREDIT FORM AT:

B'>GB!4'68<B<'>;)%<@

9105

9110

9129

Auto Miscellaneous

AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOP North Van ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★ turn key $39,900 Call OWNER 604-612-5536

Collectibles & Classics

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

classifieds. vancourier.com

Luxury Cars

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

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

9125

Domestic

9173

$6695* < [9/K : ]95I Y19M\

Sports & Imports

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

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

Scrap Car Removal

#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

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

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

Accelerate your car buying

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

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

9515

Boats

2 @W C0TTBG < @W FGGT < @W YRS? 2 E1N9\ TNHNP\J45 J5 T\4PI 2 S19JHN1 TN1XJPN= V91\/ 7 UN39J1 2 Q8 AJ5Z\N/ T4Z\K 4M ]41ON1 2 [46391N 7 ;9XN 2 0HZ6J5Z6 R\JHJ\D 7 [91L4 [46J5L>> *All Prices US Dollars

9525

RV/Camper Rentals

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

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

Annual Sing-a-Long Concert Featuring award-winning local children’s entertainer

Saturday April 13th

Doors open at 9:00 am for family fun including facepainting, clowns and more

$1179* < [9/K : ]95I Y19M\

1-800-784-1825

presents

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

14’ 14K - 14LX Dump Trailer

Vans

THE SCRAPPER

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

TRAILER SALES Lynden WA

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

9145

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

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

4’ x 8’ - 19SV Landscape

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

9160

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

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

Purchase tickets now at: www.childrenshearing.ca

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

GREAT FAMILY RV, well loved. Serviced at NSRV Sleeps 6,fully equip, $14K, 604-947-9214

KILLARNEY KERRISDALE UNCOVERED UNCOVERED On Friday we continue our series Vancouver Special On Friday we commence our series Vancouver Special with a trip to Killarney on Vancouver’s East 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.

Concert starts at 10:00 am

FRIDAY IN THE VANCOUVER COURIER


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THE VANCOUVER COURIER WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013

Your Original

Food Store

Boneless

Non-Medicate d

Certified Organic

Fresh Whole Hass Avocadoes Turkeys 4 pack

Legs of Lamb

Mexican Grown

3

$ 8 9 99 $ $ 59

4

Canadian

Pork Back Ribs

$299 /lb $6.59kg

From the Deli

Roast Chicken Breast

2

/lb $ 10.98/kg

Boneless

Lamb Shoulder Roasts

/pkg

Maple Hills Non-Medicated

Roasting Chicken

$449 $299 /lb $9.89kg

Mexican Grown

/lb $6.59kg

California

Brussel Sprouts

Bunch Broccoli

$139

$148

¢ 98

California Grown Broccolini

Chia Seeds

Culinary Oils

/100g

Certified Organic

/lb $3.26kg

Prana

Whole

Ground

300g

200g

/lb $2.16kg

Spectrum Assorted

$249 $739 $669 $699 bunch

(Excluding Canola & Organic)

375ml

Non-Medicated

Boneless Pork Roasts

$498 /lb $10.98kg

Mexican Grown

Baby Seedless Watermelon

$248 each

Latin Organic

100% Dark Chocolate Coins

/lb $8.80/kg

Non-Medicated

Inside Round Roasts

$449 /lb $9.90kg

Certified Organic

California Grown Bunch Carrots

$169 bunch

Certified Organic

Buckwheat Flakes

$799

$699

Certified Organic

Certified Organic

Quinoa Flour

Green Lentils

(Vegan & Gluten Free. Nibble, Drink, Bake)

220g

1kg

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