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NEWS: Raising sons to be honourable 11

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Premier Christy Clark unveiled the B.C. Liberals’ election platform Monday at the Sheraton Wall Centre. The platform calls for a referendum on transit improvements such as a proposed $2.8 billion subway from Commercial Drive to UBC. Right: Adrian Dix and the NDP launched their campaign Tuesday morning at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology. Scan page with Layar to read more election-related stories.

Vancouvertogetatleast3newMLAs POINT GREY, FRASERVIEW AND FAIRVIEW RIDINGS EXPECTED TO BE TIGHT ANDREW FLEMING Staff writer

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early a third of the MLAs Vancouverites will elect from the city’s ll ridings in the May 14 provincial election will be new to the job. But there’s also a good chance those rookie MLAs will be political veterans. Half of the B.C. Liberal Party’s current six MLAs for the city have chosen not to seek reelection while all five NDP incumbents are hoping to keep their own seats in Victoria. Mary McNeil (VancouverFalse Creek), Kash Heed (Vancouver-Fraserview) and Colin Hansen

(Vancouver-Quilchena) opted to retire. The Liberal candidates hoping to replace them — a former mayor, a former mayoral candidate and a former deputy minister— are running for office at the provincial level for the first time. Vancouver-Quilchena is probably considered the safest Liberal riding in the city, although the NDP is fielding a strong candidate in Nicholas Scapillati, an environmentalist with a history of community engagement in the neighbourhood. Seventy per cent of voters in the wealthy West Side neighbourhood voted for Hansen, a former finance

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OTES 2013 minister and one of the architects of the controversial HST, in the 2009 general election, and no candidate from another party has come close to winning in the riding in past elections. Andrew Wilkinson is the new Liberal candidate for Vancou-

ver-Quilchena. A former party president who served as served as deputy minister for the B.C. Ministry of Economic Development and deputy minister for intergovernmental relations under former premier Gordon Campbell, his name is often raised as a potential party leader if the NDP wins the election and Christy Clark steps down. The person Wilkinson beat to win the nomination for Vancouver-Quilchena, Suzanne Anton, has another tough battle ahead of her in a different and working class riding. Anton, a former city councillor and the NPA’s candidate for mayor in the 2011 civic election, is

trying to win a seat in VancouverFraserview, a riding narrowly won by Heed in 2009. NDP candidate Gabriel Yiu lost the 2009 election by less than 750 votes, and Heed, a former solicitor general, was later fined $8,000 for exceeding his campaign spending limit. Yiu, a well-known community activist originally from Hong Kong, has the advantage of speaking the mother tongue of a large percentage of the riding’s residents. The Green Party candidate, Stuart Mackinnon, is also a known political figure as a Vancouver Park Board commissioner from 2008 to 2011. See LIBERALS on page 4


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CLASS NOTES BY CHERYL ROSSI Aboriginal teen entrepreneurs at Britannia secondary donate money for sports equipment to the city’s aboriginal school.

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SEE MORE WITH LAYAR Additional content in this issue available through the Layar app includes: P01: ELECTION INFORMATION Links to websites for the Liberals and NDP and our online coverage of the campaign kickoffs in Vancouver.

P21: STATE OF THE ARTS Photos from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Grand Hotel exhibit, plus a video from the TV show Portlandia set in the fictitious, hipper-than-thou Deuce Hotel.

P23: LITTLE LEAGUE PHOTO GALLERY The opening days for Dunbar and Hastings Little Leagues is captured by photographer Rebecca Blissett.

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Heritage plaque sweet for Punjabi Market ALL INDIA SWEETS RECEIVED PLAQUE ON BEHALF OF MARKET REBECCA BLISSETT Contributing writer

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nchoring the busy south side of 49th Avenue and the far reaches of Main Street, All India Sweets restaurant is situated as a gateway into Vancouver’s Punjabi Market. Depending on your viewpoint, the restaurant is either unremarkable with its faded black-and-white photographs hanging askew on walls papered in a floral print reminiscent of a sewing room, or, preferably, it’s very remarkable that such a place exists: a venerable Indian restaurant with the character and charm of an old diner. The restaurant has changed hands numerous times since it opened in the 1970s and for the past two years has been run by an enthusiastic Steve Ram who is even more enthusiastic than usual this past Saturday as it’s not only the community’s Vaisakhi celebration, but it’s also the day his restaurant receives a Vancouver Heritage Foundation Places that Matter plaque on behalf of the Punjabi Market. “Oh my God, we’re really excited. It’s such an honour,” said Ram. The All India Sweets owner, who owns and manages the restaurant with his wife Tina Chand, says the Main Street market has changed in recent years because much of the population is gravitating to Surrey where the South Asian community is large and land can be bought at a more affordable price. “We’re not going anywhere, though. We’re definitely here to stay,” said Ram. “Hopefully this plaque and recognition of the Punjabi Market will excite people and make them want to come down here. A lot of people I’ve talked to in Vancouver really want the Punjabi Market to stay.” The excitement of recognition and hosting the plaque extended to the restaurant’s staff , including head chef Barham Goshal. Goshal, who moved to Canada from Punjab during the late ’90s with his older brother Shiv in tow, had heard that All India Sweets “was the place to

Steve Ram, wife Tina Chand, and the couple’s seven-year-old daughter Riyanna of All India Sweets received the Vancouver Heritage Foundation Places that Matter plaque on behalf of Vancouver’s Punjabi Market on Main Street. Scan page with Layar to see a Vaisakhi Photo Rebecca Blissett parade video. work” so it was the first (and only) place on the list to ask for employment. Fifteen years later, the Goshals are responsible for the home-style Indian cooking on the menu, and in the impressive dessert display. “I am very happy! It’s a special day,” said Barham, translated through Ram. “I’m the oldest staff member here so it’s a very good day.” The Heritage Foundation’s Places that Matter project started in 2011. The public nominates a person, place, or an event that is both a unique and important part of the city that has yet to re-

ceive acknowledgement. “It’s been an amazing project,” said Jessica Quan, the special project coordinator for the Vancouver Heritage Foundation. “It’s an opportunity to learn so much about the little stories in Vancouver. The project is for locals just as much as it is for tourists.” Ram is undecided about where to put the oval-shaped Places that Matter plaque, whether it should be displayed prominently inside the restaurant, or outside to attract curious passersby. That will depend, too, on how the India Sweetsrenovationsgo.“Butthey’reonlygoingto

be slight changes,” Ram said. “We have so many people who remember being kids when they first came in and they don’t want it to change a bit. They tell us to keep the crooked frames on the wall and the old funky wallpaper!” Otherplaces thathave previouslyreceivedthe Places that Matter plaque include such varied notables as the Elm Trees of East Sixth Avenue and The Railway Club. For a full list of Places that Matter, go to vancouverheritagefoundation.org. e.info@rebeccablissett.com

Liberals have no candidate inVancouver-Hastings CONTINUED from page 1 A former NPA mayor is also running for his first seat in Victoria. Sam Sullivan, the NPA mayor of Vancouver from 2005 to 2008, is returning to politics after his party kicked him out in favour of Peter Ladner, who was then defeated by Vision Vancouver’s Gregor Robertson. Sullivan’s toughest challenger is likely digital media producer and political neophyte Matt Toner, who was the surprise winner of the NDP’s nomination bid for Vancouver-False Creek over Vision Vancouver park board commissioner Constance Barnes in November. Ian Tootill, a financial services specialist and one of only three B.C. Conservative Party candidates running in the city, hopes to steal away traditional Liberal voters. The incumbent Liberals face contenders with names and

faces many voters know. Vancouver-Fairview MLA Margaret MacDiarmid, who won five per cent more votes than the NDP’s Jenn McGinn in 2009, this time faces environmental and labour activist George Heyman. Moira Stilwell is running against former two-term Vision Vancouver city councillor George Chow in Vancouver-Langara, while the premier narrowly squeaked past the NDP’s David Eby in their first match in the 2011 Vancouver-Point Grey byelection to replace Campbell. The remaining ridings are mostly traditional NDP strongholds. Jenny Kwan (Vancouver-Mount Pleasant), Spencer Chandra Herbert (Vancouver-West End) and party leader Adrian Dix (Vancouver-Kingsway), who won their seats by a landslide in 2009, are each facing comparatively unknown

and unproven opponents. Vancouver-Kensington could be a wildcard, with deputy finance critic and former bus driver Mable Elmore, the province’s first elected MLA of Filipino descent, facing off against Philippines-born Liberal candidate Gabby Kalaw in the ethnically diverse riding. Vancouver-Hastings MLA Shane Simpson’s sole opponent at the Courier’s print deadline was Green candidate Brennan Wauters. The Liberals have 10 days after the writ was dropped April 16 to find someone or Simpson’s only opposition will be Wauters. (For more Vancouver-based election stories, see vancourier.com.) afleming@vancourier.com


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Mayor talks food scraps,COPE 12TH & CAMBIE with Mike Howell

You’re probably wondering, what does Mayor Gregor Robertson think about Tim Louis and COPE’s plan to run a mayoral candidate in 2014? C’mon, I know you are. And you’d probably also like to know what Robertson thinks about COPE not wanting to hitch its caboose to the Vision Vancouver train as it seeks a third majority next year. Well, it’s your lucky day. I got a chance to ask Robertson about this sizzling hot topic last week after he and deputy city manager Sadhu Johnston — why do I think Batman and Robin when these two guys are together? — showed off their recycling skills in rolling out the second phase of the city’s “green bin” program. This is the program that allows Vancouverites living in a house or duplex to add kitchen scraps to green bins. Robertson, while deftly dumping scraps from one small bin into a big bin, said more than 100,000 homes will now get weekly pick-up of the waste. Garbage pick-up goes every other week. More on that in a sec… Back to COPE’s new direction, which calls for running majorities on council, school board and

park board. “It’s still early days,” the mayor said. “We’re not even halfway through the [second] term. We’ve been committed to building coalitions and working with anyone who shares our priorities for Vancouver.” Added Robertson: “We’ll see where COPE’s at when we get closer to the election. I think we’ve had a good working relationship for this last four years with COPE’s elected [officials] but there’s lots of change within the organization that we’ll just keep an eye on.” Back to the food scraps… The second phase of the program means residents will soon receive small containers to drop in scraps such as egg shells, meats and bones, noodles, bread, fish, coffee filters, tea bags, paper towels and pizza boxes. Vancouver is following the lead of several suburban communities in collecting the organic waste, which makes up about 40 per cent of the city’s garbage. The start-up costs are $5.4 million, which the mayor said translates to $16 per household this year. It will likely be more next year since the program did not start in January. Another $5 million will be spent on the City of Vancouver upgrading its transfer station to handle the waste. Sounds like that part of the city could get really stinky on a hot summer day? “We’re looking for cutting edge technology to make sure that we manage any odour issues,” Robertson said. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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Former park board commissioner Stuart Mackinnon has been named the Green Party candidate for Vancouver-Fraserview to run in the May 14 provincial election. I wasn’t surprised by the news because even though Mackinnon had officially left politics, I heard from him regularly about community issues, particularly those affecting the Fraserview/Killarney area. Mackinnon was unsuccessfully in a bid to get re-elected to the park board in the 2011 municipal election. Mackinnon will go up against former city councillor Suzanne Anton, who is taking another kick at the can after losing her bid to become the B.C. Liberal candidate for Vancouver-Quilchena. Mackinnon lost no time in criticizing the party’s choice of candidate for the riding. “I have to admit I was surprised the premier would approve someone from Kerrisdale to run in Vancouver-Fraserview.” Kash Heed, the Liberal incumbent for the riding, is not running for re-election. The Liberals have won the riding in the last three municipal elections by narrow margins. The NDP candidate for the riding is Gabriel Yiu.

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For many British Columbians, recycling empty milk containers has become part of their regular routine. It’s an effortless choice that’s good for the planet; and while people are generally aware that recycling reduces waste, it’s still easy to underestimate the positive impact it has on the environment. For example, did you know that using recycled plastic uses less energy than producing plastic from new materials? Once they are turned into plastic pellets at the recycling facility, empty milk jugs are used to make not only new bottles, but also plastic buckets and pails, flower pots, and plastic lumber. Milk cartons, meanwhile, are made from a high-quality paper

fibre which is broken down into pulp during the recycling process and then made into products like tissue paper and cardboard boxes. Every tonne of paper pulp recycled from cartons saves approximately 17 trees, and in the past five years that the Milk Carton Recycling Program has been in place, the amount of paper pulp recycled was 1,450 metric tonnes. That is roughly equivalent to 24,000 trees! With these kinds of tremendous environmental benefits, it’s no wonder that Encorp Pacific and the BC Dairy Council are thrilled that more and more people are choosing to bring their milk containers back to the Return-ItTM Depot.

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the resulting positive change in recycling habits, the number of Return-ItTM Depots accepting milk cartons has grown to 165.

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Mackinnon, a teacher at Killarney secondary, said he decided to run at the prompting of neighbours who told him they are unhappy with what they perceive as neglect from the city and park board. Mackinnon told me if elected, his goals include pushing for a long-awaited seniors centre, an item of concern in several past municipal elections. As a resident of the community, Mackinnon says he knows first-hand just how badly underserved the community is when it comes to transit and that’s something he intends to work on. Mackinnon notes housing prices are also pushing residents out of the community so he wants more co-op developments built. The Champlain Heights neighbourhood of Fraserview is the city’s poster child for how to make co-op housing work and Mackinnon says he wants to expand on that success.

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Speaking of that elusive seniors centre, April 15, the day before the provincial election officially launched, the B.C. Liberals issued a press release committing $1.3 million towards a new facility. Killarney resident Lorna Gibbs, who has been leading the charge for a seniors centre, told me she’s pleased the news came in the day before the writ was dropped. What it means for the future, she adds, is yet to be determined. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

How to prevent milk containers from being trashed In 2012, milk container recycling in BC increased 5% over 2011. While that’s an encouraging number, there is still more work to be done. Recent research shows that BC residents say they dispose of 15% of milk containers in the garbage. You can help make a positive impact by bringing back your own empty containers, and by spreading the word to friends and family who don’t.

How to make it part of your routine You can help make the world a cleaner, better place by making one simple choice: instead of throwing away your empty containers, bring them to the Return-It Depot along with your bottles and cans for recycling. Since you didn’t pay a deposit when you purchased them, you won’t get a refund when you bring them back—but you will enjoy the satisfaction of making a lasting difference. TM

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Britannia entrepreneurs help aboriginal school CLASS NOTES

with Cheryl Rossi Aboriginal teen entrepreneurs at Britannia secondary recently donated $1,000 to the aboriginal focus school at Macdonald elementary to buy sports equipment for the entire student body. “When you go there, you really see what the facility has and to know that any little thing you give helps,” said 18-year-old Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program student Willy DuGray. “A lot of kids come there after school and it keeps them out of bad things so if you can give them some sports equipment… instead of just walking around the streets or something, it’s good.” Students in the entrepreneurial program, which was initiated by former prime minister Paul Martin, donate half of the proceeds from their corporate calendar sales. “The idea is to empower students to know that when you make money, you can affect the lives of others as well,” said accountant-turnedteacher Kim Leary. “Especially in this community, students tend to think that because they have no money, that once they get money, they need to spend it on themselves. And it’s just the idea that it’s nicer to give than to receive.”

The class previously donated to the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre’s children’s Christmas party. “So many of the students in our school have been the beneficiaries of that Christmas party, they remember going there as kids,” Leary said. “Now that they actually have the opportunity to partake in that and give back, that’s a pretty exciting them for them.” The Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program started at Britannia in September 2011. The program is open to aboriginal students in Grade 11 and 12 at Britannia, where Leary says 30 per cent of the students are aboriginal. Students learn about business, successful aboriginal business leaders and develop business plans, taking them to “Dragon Den stage,” according to Leary. “Paul Martin believes that one of the biggest barriers for First Nations people to be successful in the world is a lack of business experience and that there’s been some sort of disconnect. Because prior to contact, aboriginal people were great at business, they traded up and down the coast, across countries, across continents,” Leary said, adding Martin wants to see aboriginal people reap rewards from their lands. Martin visited the school last November. Teams are working on a bannock food truck, a mobile auto detailing service, cakes with aboriginal designs, a mobile “mom” service and a coffee shop where patrons can play on an Xbox. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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Work to begin on Little Mountain

SOCIAL AND MARKET HOUSING SITE TO BE BUILT IN STAGES MIKE HOWELL Staff writer

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Developer Joo Kim Tiah (left) , Housing Minister Rich Coleman (middle) and others participated in the groundbreaking for the first social housing building on the Little Mountain site last Thursday afternoon.

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ix years after the City of Vancouver and provincial government signed an agreement to redevelop the Little Mountain public housing site, the first phase of construction is about to begin on the 15-acre property. But determining when the entire project will be completed so the provincial government can get its estimated $300 million from the sale of the property is not something the developer could answer Thursday. “It’s really going to be due to the market,” said Joo Kim Tiah, the president and CEO of Holborn Properties. “As a developer, we want to build as fast as possible and sell as fast as possible but you have to take into account the absorption of the market.” Tiah speculated the project would be done in three of four phases and he likened the time to finish it to Concord Pacific’s ongoing and massive redevelopment of the former Expo lands. “They’re still chipping away,” he said. Holborn plans to build 1,500 market units of various sizes in high and low-rise buildings spread over the vast tract of land on the east side of Queen Elizabeth Park. Another 234 units of social housing will be built, including 53 units that were announced in a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday attended by Tiah and Housing Minister Rich Coleman. The sale of the property is key to the provincial government’s housing strategy because the $300 million is earmarked for social housing projects across the province. Coleman referred to the $300 million as his “line of credit” and said it has allowed the government to leverage money to build social housing in Vancouver and the rest of the province. The agreement between the province and the City of Vancouver says at least 50 per cent of the $300 million goes to the city for social housing and the remaining 50 per cent to other social housing projects in B.C. But Coleman said the city has received millions of dollars from the government towards the construction of 14 social housing sites either built or under development on city property. “You can actually say that every single dime coming off this site is going into homeless and mental health and addiction housing or supportive housing in the city of Vancouver,” he said. Coleman anticipated construction of the first building —the 53 one and two-bedroom apartments for social housing — will begin before the end of the month. The five-storey building will be located at one corner of the site at 37th and Main Street and is expected to be completed sometime in 2015. Those apartments and another 181 will replace 224 units from the original complex. All but four of the original townhouse-like units have been demolished. Residents of the four units will remain in their homes until the 53-unit building is completed. They want the four old units, which are adjoining, to remain as a community history museum. “Preserving the last building would be a great note of acknowledging the history — not just on this site — but as the neighbourhood as a whole,” said resident Ingrid Steenhuisen, who has lived at the site off and on for several years. David Chudnovsky, former NDP MLA for Vancouver-Kensington and homelessness critic, attended the groundbreaking and was critical of what Coleman called a good news story. “This is a story of a community that’s been destroyed,” Chudnovsky said. “People started being pushed out in 2007, this land was bulldozed in 2009.” He said the government’s plan all along was to privatize what he called an important public asset of British Columbians. He acknowledged the original 224 units will be replaced with 234 new units. But, he said, with people still homeless in Vancouver and in other parts of the province, the government should have built at least 600 social housing units on the property. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings


ST. ANSELM’S 60TH St. Anselm’s Anglican Church, at 5210 University Blvd. on the Endowment Lands, celebrates its 60th anniversary with a free family Fun Fair April 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be free food (hot dogs, popcorn),

FREE EXPRESSION TALK

Is free expression an illusory sociopolitical construct? That’s the topic of the next Philosopher’s Cafe, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Adeline’s Cafe, 925

Commercial Dr. Most societies cherish, value and practice a democratic guarantee and the principle of free expression. Many countries entrench this principle in their foundational or constitutional laws. Yet many have come to believe that in practical terms, the principle of free expression is bookended and diluted. The moderator is Zahid Makhdoom. Go to philosopherscafe.net for more information.

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Dear Friend I’m about to make you a deal that’s hard to refuse if you’ve got an “older” (and probably less than optimally efficient) furnace. I’ll replace your old furnace AND heat pump as a “package deal” for at least $3136.00 less than you would pay any other time of the year. Sound too good to be true? It’s not and here’s why. I’m making you what sounds like an unbelievable offer because it actually makes good sense for my business. And you come out a winner, as well! You see, I know from experience that in my slowest months I actually end up losing money ... then I have to spend the rest of the year trying to make up for it. Right now, I have no reason to believe 2013 will be any different. That’s why I’ve decided to give up trying to make a profit during these months and minimize my losses ... so I can come out ahead the rest of the year. So here’s how I can make the incredible offer at the top of this letter. Every year the biggie furnace manufacturers guesstimate how many furnaces to produce. Since there’s no way of knowing what the weather will be like and other factors that affect sales, these guys always have leftover inventory they have to hold onto until the next heating season. I saw a great business opportunity in this and went to one of these biggie companies (they won’t allow me to use their name in this letter) and contracted for the purchase of these furnaces that were going to just be sitting around. Plus, I bought 23 heat pumps all in the 3 most popular sizes used in Lower Mainland homes. Because of the number I bought and the time of year I purchased them, I got an unbelievable deal ... rock-bottom prices. Don’t get me wrong - these are brand-new, top quality, 2013 models. Not “seconds.” Not “blems.” Not builder-grade. These are premium furnaces and heat pumps fresh from a name-brand factory with a full factory warranty. How to Get Your Name Brand Furnace for Virtually Nothing By putting together this furnace-plusheat pump package (I call it the “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century”), going through some heavy negotiations with the manufacturer, and then committing to

buying 23 systems outright, I got BOTH the furnace AND the heat pump at a price that would have made Sam Walton proud. This means when you buy one of these 23 new, premium-quality heat pumps I will “give” you the furnace and ask you to pay only the $1181 in labor it costs to install your furnace. Pick up your phone right now Simply call me at 946-1000 at anytime so I can come out and measure your home (to see if I’ve got the proper size unit). Remember ... I’ve got only 23 matched systems in 3 sizes so you’ll want to let me know VERY SOON that you’re interested. When these 23 systems are gone, they’re gone, and this offer is null and void. Call me right now so we can get the ball rolling! As part of the deal, I’ll show you how much the heat pump costs ... how much the furnace WOULD have cost ... and your savings when you buy your new heat pump and furnace as part of this special offer. The price I show you will include all installation materials and labor. There’s no fine print, nothing left out. Earlier I said that making you this amazing offer is also good business for me The way I look at it, by letting YOU win big now, I’ll win at the end of the year. And I won’t have to “make up” for the lost sales during my slowest months. I figure if I make you an absolutely irresistible offer .. if your furnace is pushing 8 years or more ... and if I barely mark up the price I paid, I’ll accomplish 2 major objectives that will allow me to reduce my losses the rest of the year. I’ll be able to ... • Pay my overhead (rent, utilities, insurance and taxes) during the slow period • Keep my service & installation technicians busy enough to pay them to work instead of sit at home. As you can see, when you take me up on my “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century,” EVERYONE IS A WINNER! And by the way, there’s no obligation when you have me come out to measure your house and explain the installation If you decide you don’t want to take advantage of this incredible deal (although I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to save this kind of money), it’s no problem. You’re not obligated in any way. In fact, just for taking time to read this letter and having me out to survey your house ... I’ll give you a Very Special Free Gift Coupon ($50

value). Why? Even if we don’t do business together now, I want you to remember us in the future. If you’re thinking a new furnace (& heat pump) isn’t in your budget - don’t worry! You don’t have to pay me right now Because I’ve tried to think of every reason possible why you WOULDN’T take me up on this spectacular offer, I’ve even made arrangements for a super bank rate financing plan. And I’m not “marking up” the interest rate like so many other companies do. While I can’t promise you this, it’s possible that with this financing plan your monthly investments in a new system could be more than paid for by the savings you see on your monthly utility bills. My Disappointment-Proof Guarantee Talking about lower utility bills, I’m so sure you’ll see at least a 25% cut in your heating and cooling bills (in reality, it may be more like 35%+), if you don’t I’ll pay you twice the difference for 2 years. Not only are you getting a new, first-quality furnace virtually free, plus a first-quality heat pump at a great price, I guarantee you’ll lower your heating and cooling bills by at least 25% or I’ll pay you double your savings for 2 years. (This alone should convince you that these systems are some of the very best quality and most efficient available). But you’ve got to act fast ... call me at 9461000 right now! This offer ends April 30th no matter what Don’t wait to call me. Here’s why. I have only 8 of each of the 3 sizes. When all of the air conditioners are sold and all the furnaces “given away” in a certain size, the “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century” is over. And if I still have any of the 23 systems left on April 30th, this offer still ends. The reason is that my business only slows down for a short time. Since these furnaces cost me so little, if I’ve got any left, I’ll sell them next winter at last year’s prices and still come out ahead. So call me right now at 946-1000 Thanking you in advance, Scott Campbell Owner P.S. Remember, there’s no obligation and - even if you change your mind once I measure your house and give you the estimate - you still get that Free Gift Coupon worth $50.

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he vision that Premier Christy Clark is aiming for is the eventual elimination of provincial debt. “Our plan starts with the jobs plan and ends with a debt-free B.C.,” she said Monday, releasing the B.C. Liberals’ election platform in advance of yesterday’s official start to the campaign for the May 14 election. It’s the basis for all the fiscal calculations, it’s the highlight of the platform and it’s written on the side of her campaign bus. The concept is to seize the liquefiednatural-gas and oil-refinery opportunities, maximize the revenue from those projects and create a multibillion-dollar bonanza that could be used to pay down debt. There’s an outside chance that this is achievable, but a lot of things have to go exactly right before any future finance minister claims debt has been eradicated. The current projections are that B.C. could collect anywhere from $80 billion to $220 billion in revenue from liquefied natural gas over 20 years — if the plants are finished, if contracts are signed and if the prices stipulated in the contracts hold firm. The plan is to bank half of all that potential revenue and apply it to debt. But it looks like future governments would have to hit the brakes when it comes to piling up debt in order to reach the goal. The Liberal plan has a rough outline of where the money might come from. But there’s nothing on the need to rein in capital spending to help make it happen. And that’s one thing the B.C. Liberals aren’t known for. Debt has been climbing at a healthy rate year after year for 12 years. And the rate shows no sign of slowing. B.C. had a total debt of $56 billion last year, up from $36 billion in the Liberals’ first year in office. It’s $63 billion this year and is scheduled to climb to $69 billion in three years. (The figures don’t include the contractual obligations incurred in various outsourcing and privatization projects.) Most of the debt was incurred through spending on infrastructure — highways and bridges — and schools and hospitals. And there’s no expectation that demand for all those projects will slow over the next 15 years. At the moment, it looks like the Liberals are planning to mount a diligent effort to pay down their home mortgage, without acknowledging they’re going to keep re-mortgaging to fund continual renovations. Some observations on the rest of the plan: • Controlling spending, balancing the budget — The plan is to do a core review of all ministries, which is a re-run of a 10-year-old idea that created a lot of angst and paved the way for huge program cuts. They’re also promising to toughen balanced-budget legislation, which will be laughed off, given that the Liberals waived the law for four years in a row. • Tax freeze — The platform promises to freeze personal income-tax rates for five years. But the budget just two months ago includes a twopoint hike on that portion of income over $150,000, for two years, starting next year. The platform also promises to maintain that hike, so it’s a contradictory message. But by no stretch of the imagination can that be called a tax freeze. • Spending cap — The platform promises to cap government-spending increases against the rate of nominal GDP (growth). Any governmentwide spending cap will sooner or later have to involve the Health Ministry. And capping health spending is a controversial prospect, as Clark found out when she broached the idea during her leadership run two years ago. Having an extremely long-range vision is commendable. But Clark’s platform leans heavily on benefits that are four to seven elections away. She can’t promise much in the here and now because, as the budget made clear, there isn’t any money around at the moment. lleyne@timescolonist.com

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How do we raise honourable sons in a hypersexualized world?

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ow do we raise our sons to be honourable young men in a hypersexualized world where all forms of porn are at their fingertips? I’m not the first person to ask this question given the growing number of cases where teenage boys sexually assault a drunken female victim, take photos of their despicable acts and post them online. The latest horror story — if you haven’t been paying attention — is that of 17-yearold Nova Scotian Rehtaeh Parsons, who killed herself two years after she was allegedly raped by four boys, relentlessly bullied afterward, called a slut and propositioned by boys she’d never met based on her false reputation, her mother reported. Despite someone taking a photo of the assault, circulating it via email and social media and Parsons courageously coming forward, the Crown decided there was not enough evidence to press charges. Parsons took her life April 7. As sickening as all this is, what makes it even more unsettling is that those who saw the photo didn’t feel compelled to come forward — girls included. “I don’t think anyone knew it was that bad,” a female acquaintance of Parsons told Toronto Star reporter Wendy Gillis. For an equally horrifying story that takes the degradation of a girl to new lows, rewind to last year’s Steubenville, Ohio rape case. A self-proclaimed “rape crew” publicized its actions using social media. The trial judge described their actions as “profane and ugly.” On March 17, two boys were convicted of rape. The case was controversial because some journalists sympathized with the accused, concerned these two young men might not get the promising futures they deserve. (Do any of these boys have sisters? Did any of the teens filming the humiliation think to dial 911? ) I filter these stories through the prism of parenthood. I am a mother to a girl and a boy, who are still a few years away from their teen years. One day, I know my children will attend parties where booze and drugs will flow and bad things might happen. What will they do? My worries are hardly alleviated when I hear tales of Grade 12 male students at our local high school preying on Grade 8 “LG” students. (LG is an urban slang term for “little girls” 13 or 14 years old who try to dress and appear as if they are older.) My fantasy is my daughter will be a teenage feminist superhero, who will defend those in danger of being assaulted whether it’s schoolyard bullies or hormonally charged teenage boys whose moral compass has irrevocably been altered by the pornification of our society. Same goes for my son, who will stand up to his peer-pressuring male friends, intervene when someone is being victimized and always do the honourable thing. My hope is my very shy daughter will avoid drinking altogether and call us if she is ever in a bad situation. For my rambunctious boy, I expect more. Why? Because boys and men do more awful things to girls and women than girls do to boys. Boys need to pressure other boys to do the right thing since they’re more inclined to listen to each other. They also need to understand what consent means. Being unconscious is not consent. I’d like to think my children will always have a sense of compassion. While my kids regularly squabble, I’ve never witnessed them being deliberately mean to others. May this continue. (They know they will face the wrath of mum and dad if they step out of line.) I’m far from a perfect mother, but my approach to parenting is simple — I love, I respect, I lead by example and I follow up bad actions with consequences. And I ask parents of teens lots of questions. More teens need to speak up when they come across the humiliation of their peers. They need to speak up the second they hear demeaning language. In Steubenville, Ohio, they are. Since the widely reported rape case, teens in a group called Youth 360, launched by the Cleveland Rape Crisis Centre, are not staying silent any more. A 17-year-old boy told a columnist for Ohio’s Plain Dealer newspaper he is an “upstander,” someone who knows how to draw the line and stand up when a person is being wronged. A 14-year-old girl told the paper: “The reason I’m involved is because it’s so common now. In movies, rape and sexual violence can be taken lightly. I don’t think it’s something that should be joked about.” Vancouver’s Red Hood Project wants to go further. It’s calling on industry and government to act immediately to protect children from online exploitation. “This issue goes far beyond the criminal prosecution of teenagers,” says Red Hood co-founder Sandy Garossino, who ran for city council in 2011. “Social media and smartphones are proliferating exponentially and industry hasn’t prioritized child safety. That’s got to change. Graphic images of Rehtaeh’s victimization were posted to Facebook, a $66 billion company. Facebook has the capacity to develop world-leading technology and hire tens of thousands of employees to actively control its site and protect children. Instead, it relies on a model of volunteer reporting of offensive material already posted, which is too late for kids like Rehtaeh Parsons and Amanda Todd.” Raising children in the digital age is not what parenting was like 40 years ago. Proof can be found in our children’s expanding waistlines. But how is it affecting attitudes toward girls and women? Before, it used to be a boy sneaking peeks of his dad’s Playboy or Penthouse magazines but that is hardly the equivalent of teenagers watching hardcore porn that can be downloaded in seconds onto a computer or smartphone. That teenage boys are filming their criminal deeds is simply the equivalent of marking the proverbial notch on a belt. How do we fix this? Anyone who has influence over a child — industry included — has a role to play, which means we all do. Shouldn’t we all be “upstanders”? fhughes@vancourier.com

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COMMUNITY UBC TAKES ENGAGEMENT FRAUD SERIOUSLY COORDINATOR A To the editor: Re: “Audit finds VCH/UBC WASTE OF MONEY research funds at high risk To the editor: Re: “Continuing Ed on the chopping block”, April 12. One of the VSB’s proposed budget cuts is to close one of General Brock’s buildings to save $12,000. The building currently houses three classrooms (grades 6, 7 and a District ELAC class) and will house a fourth next fall when late intensive French classes begin. At the moment, there is one underused classroom at Brock but it has been earmarked for the second phase of the late intensive French class. So where does the VSB propose we house the classes that will be removed? I have an idea. Instead of closing Building B, how about removing the proposed community engagement coordinator for a savings of $120,000? If parents want to hear positive stories about public schools, all they have to do is approach PACs and parents, and read the stories that the Courier publishes about the public school community. The community engagement position is a waste of money when positive stories can be had for free from parents and teachers actually involved with the schools. Anne Montgomery, Brock parent

for fraud,” March 27. The reporter did not contact UBC for comment, although the university’s exposure to the risk of fraud is highlighted in the story. UBC has zero tolerance for fraud and has processes to detect, track, investigate and resolve cases of financial impropriety — including the specialized software the reporter alludes to in his copy. The university recognizes the specific challenges posed by the complexity and size of the Faculty of Medicine, where our research and teaching programs involve multiple partners in multiple locations, including the province’s health authorities. Accordingly, UBC has strengthened the financial oversight and management of these operations, in order to better support our researchers, managers and staff. Financial impropriety is not a common occurrence at UBC, but when it is confirmed, the university terminates employment and pursues legal action where a recovery of lost funds is possible. No organization is safe from someone who has the means, skills and drive to commit fraud. But the university is determined to prevent it and

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to take resolute action as soon as fraud is suspected. The university is entrusted with sizeable research funding, much of it public. I assure you this is a responsibility that is taken extremely seriously at UBC. Ian Burgess, Comptroller University of B.C.

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To the editor: The simple solution to both the most recent bike path issue and the tearing down of the viaducts is to have a referendum. No amount of public consultation seems to dissuade the Vision team from carrying out whatever plans they feel is right, even if it has a negative impact on the community. Regarding the aforementioned bike path project, it is expected to cost taxpayers (yes, the money doesn’t grow on trees) $5.4 million, and yet the Vancouver School Board is facing an $18 million dollar deficit. I cannot be alone in thinking that the needs of students should outweigh the needs of a few cyclists. I can only imagine how much tearing down the viaducts will cost, and would rather see the money go to almost anything else. And that does not include more bike lanes. Rob Lindsay, Vancouver

SOCIAL MEDIA COURIER WEB POLL: Will COPE’s recent change in direction translate into success in next election? CityHallWatchVan @CityHallWchVAN: An interesting poll. Would be great to see a graph on how results changed hour by hour... Rob Hines @rob_hines: No :) #votevision COURIER STORIFY: “Pretty in pink — a blossoming Vancouver is picture perfect,” April 9 Team myBestHelper @teamMBH: Thank you! It’s great to be part of such a great creative collection! #vancouver-has-talent Christine Duhaime @cduhaime: sweet to see my @instagram #cherryblossom pik in @VanCourierNews Jessie White @JessieMWhite: Well how lovely. :) Angel Clemente @angelfclemente: Thanks a lot! :) - lots of beautiful pictures! COURIER STORY: “New bike path could mean game over for Yaletown soccer pitch,” April 11 Soren @stromkonsult: As always, the wrong people get the “boot”! There is hope in a year or so, though... Follow us on Facebook: The VancouverCourierNewspaper and Twitter: @VanCourierNews

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MARPOLE-OAKRIDGE The Marpole Oakridge Community Association is hosting a community cleanup of Oak Park — adjacent to the community centre at West 59th Avenue at Oak Street. Join the Marpole-Oakridge Youth Environmental Committee in cleaning up the park and for a chance to win prizes for the team that picks up the most garbage. Cleaning supplies are provided. The cleanup runs from 2 to 4 p.m. April 19.

DOWNTOWN The award-winning Chinese documentary film High Tech, Low Life will premiere in Vancouver this Friday, April 19, at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at SFU Woodwards. Net proceeds from the event will go to PeaceGeeks, a non-profit volunteer organization that “builds the technological, communications and management capabilities of grassroots organizations working to promote peace, accountability and human rights.” The film is presented by the Vancouver-based film-screening group Reel Causes, which highlights social issues through film.

UNIVERSITY OF BC St. Anselm’s Anglican Church celebrates its 60th anniversary with a free family Fun Fair April 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. Drop by and enjoy free food, including hotdogs and popcorn, play games and purchase plants and home baked goodies. Face painting and live entertainment are also on the agenda. The entertainment is being provided by Scottish country dancers, the 15-member Brock House Big Band and athletes from UBC Recreation’s martial arts club. The event is on rain or shine. St. Anselm’s is located at 5210 University Blvd. on the Endowment Lands, across from the University Golf Club. For more information, please visit stanselms.ca. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10


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Funny man and This American Life contributor MIKE BIRBIGLIA directed, co-wrote and stars in SLEEP WALK WITH ME, which finally makes its Vancouver premiere April 17, 7:30 p.m. at Pacific Cinematheque. Based on BIRBIGILIA’s autobiographical one-man off-Broadway show, the movie details the comedian’s struggles with his career as a comic, his relationship with his long-term girlfriend and an untreated sleep disorder where he would physically act out his dreams while asleep. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, SLEEPWALK WITH ME is presented as part of the Cinematheque’s monthly FRAMES OF MIND mental health series and is followed by a discussion with Dr. Jonathan Fleming, a psychiatrist with a special interest in sleep disorders. So what’s new with local hip-hop act SWOLLEN MEMBERS? Well, they have a new album out called Beautiful Death Machine, they’ve apparently taken a firearms and small weapons course and rapper MADCHILD still can’t find his wayward T-shirt. Oh yeah, and they’re performing at the Commodore April 18. Cityreal opens. Tickets at Beat Street and High Life records, livenation. com and all Ticketmaster outlets.

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Seven Tyrants Theatre presents BEGGAR’S OPERA April 18 to May 5 at Performance Works. David Newham adapts and directs John Gay’s classic tale of Mack the Knife, while 17 performers and a live band rock out to Daniel Deorksen’s original score, which draws on everything from jazz to Tom Waits to Frank Zappa to The Muppets. For tickets, go to ticketstonight.ca. More details at seventyrants.com.

Veda Hille, Bill Richardson and Amiel Gladstone’s witty DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? A CRAIGSLIST CANTATA brings mirth and music to the seemingly mundane world of online classified ads. Hear such songs as “300 Stuffed Penguins,” “Chilli Eating Buddy” and “Decapitated Dolls” in this enjoyably odd and surprisingly intimate production April 18 to May 18 at the Arts Club’s Revue Stage. For tickets and more info, go to artsclub.com or call 604-687-1644.


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I’VE GOT A NAME On Friday, the Courier reported on a new Elections B.C. policy allowing medical prescriptions, including prescription pill bottles and inhalers,

to be used as acceptable voter ID in the upcoming provincial election. That means, instead of lugging around a pesky driver’s licence, B.C. ID Card or two pieces of ID, one of which has to contain your address, you can now bring your bottle of Valtrex, Cialis or Paxil to the polling booth,hopethecutevoterregistrationattendant doesn’t realize what any of your prescriptions treat and bask in the warm glow of democracy. All of which got the politically engaged members of K&K thinking. If you can use pill bottles and inhalers, why not expand on what’s considered acceptable voter ID and make voting that much easier. For instance: • An old Blockbuster video card. Now that the once ubiquitous video store chain has gone belly up, let’s use those cards for good instead of as tools for doing drugs and jimmying locks. • Future Shop receipt for the wide-screen TV you bought and subsequently spend too much time in front of, which is the real reason you couldn’t be bothered to obtain proper ID. • A team photo from 1985 when you played shortstop for the Sons of Norway moments before taking a grounder to the nards, thus irrevocably changing your life and putting you on a path of loathing and self-destruction that ends with you using that team photo to cast a protest vote in the name of “My Boys” on election day. • An Untidy Premises Bylaw infraction issued by the city and tacked to the algae-covered mattress currently serving as your front gate. • A Starbuck’s gift card. And after you receive your voting form, you can say, “That’s not a caramel macchiato,” and then you’ll all laugh — a deep and fulfilling laugh that you haven’t felt since childhood, when you were new and unscathed by full time employment, errant softballs and the daily humiliations of life.

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ennifer M. Volland has always loved hotels. Big ones, small ones, fancy ones, even the lowly Motel 6s that dotted her childhood. “[Growing up] it was just a place of fantasy and escape and we could do things that we normally couldn’t do as children,” said the resident of Long Beach, Calif., “whether it was watch cable or swim in swimming pools, stay up late, run up and down the stairs, use vending machines.” Not surprisingly, these elements of fantasy and escape can be found throughout the Vancouver Art Gallery’s new exhibit Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life, which Volland curated in collaboration with VAG senior curator Bruce Grenville and assistant curator Stephanie Rebick. The exhibit, which runs April 13 to Sept. 15 and spans two floors of the gallery, highlights noted hotels throughout history and around the world, and explores the physical and psychological dimensions of hotels through themes of travel, design, social and culture. It’s a multifaceted exhibit with video, film, archival photographs and advertising, objects and interactive displays. Grand Hotel, partly named for the 1932 Hollywood movie of the same name, explores how hotels have both reflected and influenced society. Visitors to the VAG will enter through the gallery’s rotunda dressed as a lobby of a stylish hotel, complete with floating white lights and a black velvet donut-shaped bench. Climb the curving stairs to the travel section and you’re immediately transported to another world with dim lighting and a video that includes images that slide across the wall. Visitors will also learn how ardent anti-communist Conrad Hilton expanded his hotel chain to spread capitalism to other parts of the world. Music from the movie Easy Rider blasts in an adjacent room that screens travel movies including Thelma and Louise, My Own Private Idaho and Bonnie and Clyde and maps how the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway brought an advent of chateau-like hotels, including the Banff Springs. Models of 10 hotels that were game changers in design dominate another room, and visitors can study objects that range from key cards to chairs through touch-screen displays. “Hotels are part of a fickle consumer economy,” Volland said. “So part of the design section talks about how hotels really have to stay ahead of the curve in order to survive so as a result of that, there is a lot of experimentation in design and architecture in hotels in a way that you don’t

The Vancouver Art Gallery’s new exhibit Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life runs until Sept. 15 find in, say, office buildings or churches.” The intersection between the front of house and back of house is the focus of time-lapsed videos of a kitchen and ballroom setup shot at local hotels. There’s an almost psychedelic recreation of a Japanese “love hotel,” and videos, photos, archival objects and newspaper-like story snippets examine how norms around race, class and gender have been challenged by and in hotels. Hotels have also served as fertile environments for the production of art, literature, music, film and poetry. The exhibit’s culture section spotlights hotels such as L.A.’s infamous Chateau Marmont and the Beat in Paris, and showcases hotel-inspired works that include William Burroughs’ novel Naked Lunch, Andy Warhol’s art-house film Chelsea Girls and Bob Dylan’s song “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands.” “Hotels have both sheltered artists from the outside world and also offered them creative environments for them to produce their work,” Volland said. Inthespiritofnewerboutiquehotelsthathave injected hipness and local artistry to the hotel industry, the exhibit includes a pop-up shop curated by the Ace Hotel chain that sells blankets and letterman jackets made with wool boiled at Pendleton’s Oregon mills, wool caps made by Ebbets Field in Seattle and leather motel-style key fobs from Portland’s Tanner Goods. More than six years in the making, Grand Hotel is billed as the “first-ever exhibition on the hotel as a defining architectural structure of the modern age” and it was created exclusively for the VAG. Volland would like to see the hotel show travel. “It’s something that we’ll try to do, but our efforts in the past few years have been focusing on getting this presentation ready,” Volland said. “It’s a global and historical show, so I think it lends itself to being shown in many cities.” crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi For video, more photos and web content scan page with ®

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SPORT SHORTS GRIZZLIES COURT BOUNCED FOR TRAMPOLINES More than 150 buyers called to ask Michael Marti about the Vancouver Grizzlies hardwood he was selling for $13,000, but since posting the basketball court on Craigslist last December, no deal has been struck. The court will be demolished. The regulation-size NBA court came to Marti when he purchased a former Gold’s Gym property in Richmond. Before it was a gym, the building was owned by Basketball B.C. Marti didn’t expect any interest and although his unique sale item generated media interest around the continent, it never sold — as he initially expected. “I didn’t even think I’d get one or two requests,” he told the Courier in December. “I thought it would be a joke, to be honest. It’s not of value to me, so I had no conception that it would be of value to somebody.” Inside the large gym, Marti has since opened an indoor trampoline park, Extreme Air Park, with 42,000 square feet of interlocking trampolines walled in with more trampolines. Instead of shooting hoops on hardwood, you can try an air-borne game dodge ball or gravity-free basketball.

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Permafrost gravel roads in Siberia, sand storms and dunes in the Gobi Desert, wind-swept steppes in Mongolia and the scrutiny of border guards of eight different countries await three Vancouver entries in the fifth Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. On May 28, 100 driving teams will leave Beijing from the Great Wall of China, revving vintage and classic cars, including a 1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and 1969 VW Beetle, along a 12,247-kilometre trade and telegraph route to Paris, France.

Lee Ann and Tony Strelzow. Three duos from Vancouver will be among the pack of a long-distance motorized race first attempted in 1907. Of the three, Jenny May and Loren Cocking will drive the oldest vehicle and also one of the slowest. Their 1928 Ford Phaeton 35A, equipped with a 40-horsepower engine, was rebuilt and completely upgraded over the course of a year to include a 100-litre gas tank, roll bar and a safety harness for both Mah, who will drive the Model A, and Cocking. Father and son pair John and Gary Anderson will enter the 33-day endurance rally in a 1930 Ford Model A Cabriolet. Lee Ann and Tony Strelzow have raced vintage cars in Latin America and Newfoundland. They will drive a 1936 drop head Bentley in the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. “This would be challenging enough if the cars were new and on roads,” Lee Ann wrote in an email, “but fact that these cars range in age from the early 1900s adds a different dimension.” Follow live tracking of the event at endurorally.com. — Megan Stewart

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A White Sox batter (left) hits a single at Hastings Park April 13, 2013. At right, Caitlin Wells, 11, steals home and gives Amherst Vets the winning run to beat Stong’s Meats 7-6 at Dunbar Field the same day. To see more photos, scan this page with Layar or visit vancourier.com.

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oung ball players around Vancouver and across the country stepped up to the plate last weekend for opening day of Little League. At the baseball diamond near Dunbar and 33rd Avenue, 11-year-old Caitlin Wells was the only girl on six teams to suit up in the Majors Division for Dunbar Little League. She even drew a cheering section from her Grade 6 class at Kitchener elementary school. Playing Saturday in the black and yellow of the Amherst Vets, Wells went one for three at bat and her single in the bottom of the ninth inning put her in line to score the winning run against Stong’s Meats. The game tied at 6,

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Hastings Community Little League was selected in November to host the 2016 Canadian Little League Championship and is fundraising now to spiff up their East Side ball diamond in time to welcome hundreds of 11- and 12-year-old players from across the country just over three years from now. Initial estimates put the extensive renovation at $630,000. According to

Wells waited on third. Her third base coach, Andrew Thornley, urged her to steal the winning run when the batter nailed the ball over second base. She hesitated for just a second. “I couldn’t really see the ball,” said Wells. “I knew it went out pretty far but I couldn’t see it. I had to trust him. I had to slide and the catcher tagged me almost right before I hit home plate.” She stole home and secured the Amherst Vets a 7-6 win, but not before there was a dispute over the call. The umpire called her safe. The opposing coach considered challenging the decision. “My foot hit home before he tagged me,” said Wells. She said she could feel the plate under her foot as the catcher came at her with the ball. “It felt really good, kind of redeem-

Richard Saunders, Hastings president from 1999 to 2008 and now chairman of the 2016 tournament committee, it could cost up to $700,000 to refurbish the popular but aging diamond that outdates the 1953 founding of the East Side ball club. “The back stop [has] three different colours of wire mesh hooked up to the post,” he said. “It’s getting pretty rough. It certainly needs rebuilding.”

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ing to be able to do it,” she said. “The first time I struck out so it was nice to be able to help the team get that win.” As the only girl among 71 boys in the Major Division of Dunbar Little League, Wells was among only three girls to try out for the competitive league, which will draw on players to select an allstar team to contend for Little League provincials and possibly nationals for the chance to represent Canada at the Little League World Series. “I think it’s pretty cool to have made it this far but I don’t feel like I’m that different. I’ve been playing for a really long time and I really like it. I’m very competitive and I like to play games like his. I think I’m OK at it, but it’s fun to be good at what you do.” mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart

The Vancouver Park Board will contribute $360,000 from the 201214 capital plan to Hastings Community Little League, which will lengthen the backstop and elevate the outfield fence of the primary diamond and turn the undersized t-ball park into a “rookie” diamond for the youngest players. “That diamond goes every daylight hour that it’s not pouring with rain,” said Saunders, noting the

park is not equipped with a suitable place for teams to practise. Saunders said the club is also planning to build a new score booth and score board. An open house is tentatively scheduled for this fall. The park would close after the 2014 season and open in the fall of 2015 in time for a spring and summer season as well as the 2016 national championships. — Megan Stewart

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ancouver long-distance runner Rob Watson was eating fruit salad after finishing the Boston Marathon Monday morning when he heard a strange bang. The sound was unusual, like a thunderclap, but didn’t seem threatening. Then he heard a second bang. “Whatever just happened was not good. It was very loud and seemed very serious,” he said. Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 117th annual Boston Marathon, considered the continent’s most prestigious race of its kind. Police since confirmed three people died, including an eight-year-old boy. As of Tuesday morning, 176 people were reported injured, at least 17 in critical condition. Graphic images from the scene showed competitors and bystanders bloodied and dismembered by the blast. “It’s really, really disappointing,” Watson told the Courier from his Boston hotel room, located downtown in Copley Square near the finish line and still in lockdown six hours after the explosions. “It’s so

heartbreaking. Right now I feel a lot of frustration.” Watson, 29, finished 11th overall and was the fastest Canadian with a time of two hours, 15.33 seconds. He didn’t witness the explosions but a jovial mood quickly became tense when security guards came to usher runners to a large space where they could be counted. “They wanted to account for everyone,” said Watson. “There was a lot of panic and upset people because a lot of people have friends and family in the area. They didn’t know what happened. They wanted to get in touch with loved ones. They wanted to let loved ones know they were all right. There was a lot of confusion. It was a pretty scary time when it first happened. “When something like that happens, unfortunately your mind goes back to 9/11,” said Watson. “It’s scary because it’s very, very unpredictable. It’s terrible, terrible people, doing terrible, terrible things and you never know when it’s going to happen.” Of the 2,078 Canadians who registered for the Boston Marathon, 53 runners listed Vancouver as their home town. Five of those started but did not finish the race.

It’s terrible, terrible people doing terrible, terrible things and you never know when it is going to happen. – Rob Watson

Four had crossed the 40-kilometre mark of the 42-km race but did not reach the finish line. In less than five minutes on the phone with the Courier, Watson received three calls on his cellphone. Friends and family were calling to check in. Like thousands of other runners, Watson went on Twitter and Facebook to tell his network he was unharmed. Tweeting as @robbiedxc two hours after he finished the marathon, Watson wrote, “Chaotic here right now. Terrible, terrible events.” His previous post had been about his time. “Legs cramped so hard last 5 miles.

What a battle. Amazing experience!” Mass races are typically celebratory, social events that recognize personal athletic achievement. Instead, Watson expressed grief, and his voice wavered as he described the wretched destruction of the violent attack. “For something like this to happen in an event like a marathon, which is generally such a happy and festive celebration of people getting together to have a great time… For something like this to happen at a marathon is really, really frustrating,” he said. “The thing I love most about marathon running is the sense you get out there on the race course, the camaraderie. Everyone is there to have a great time and it’s always such a positive experience. “You have to qualify to get here and to run the Boston Marathon is such an achievement, you know, you come you look forward to it and you train for months, you come here on the big day to express and show… and then this happens. It’s heart-wrenching and I feel so bad for the city of Boston,” he said. “Anyone who was affected by it, I can’t express how terrible it is.” mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart


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ACROSS 1. Fishing hook end 5. A jump forward 9. Girl entering society 12. Largest toad species 13. Measure = 198 liters 15. Jeff Bridges’ brother 16. Past participle of be 17. SE Iraq seaport 18. Paddles 19. Biotechnology: ___onomics 20. Perfectly 22. Japanese sash 25. Flower stalk 26. Bosnian ethnic group

28. Longest division of geological time 29. Hoover’s organization 32. Thigh of a hog 33. Fabric woven from flax 35. Upper limb 36. Basics 37. Satisfies to excess 39. The cry made by sheep 40. Go quickly 41. Allied headquarters in WWII 43. Paradoxical sleep 44. Point midway between N and NE 45. Refers to a female

46. Tears down (archaic sp.) 48. Increases motor speed 49. Nocturnal winged mammal 50. Integrated courses of studies 54. Goat and camel hair fabric 57. Papuan monetary unit 58. Extreme or immoderate 62. Free from danger 64. Musician Clapton 65. French young women 66. Auricles 67. Foot (Latin) 68. Prefix for external 69. Allegheny plum

DOWN 1. Founder of Babism 2. “A Death in the Family” author 3. One who feels regret 4. Maine’s Queen City 5. Research workplace 6. A division of geological time 7. Paid media promos 8. Abdominal cavity linings 9. Apportion cards 10. Ranking above a viscount 11. Not idle 14. Former SW German state 15. Constrictor snake

21. Pica printing unit 23. Where wine ferments (abbr.) 24. Egyptian goddess 25. Boils vigorously 26. Oral polio vaccine developer 27. Master of ceremonies 29. Fr. entomologist Jean Henri 30. Scottish hillsides 31. Islamic leader 32. Bakker’s downfall Jessica 34. TV show and state capital 38. A citizen of Belgrade 42. Supervises flying

45. Sebaceous gland secretion 47. Conditions of balance 48. Ancient Egyptian sun god 50. Part of a stairway 51. Time long past 52. Hawaiian wreaths 53. Resin-like shellac ingredient 55. Semitic fertility god 56. 60’s hairstyle 59. Honey Boo Boo’s network 60. Soak flax 61. Volcanic mountain in Japan 63. Point midway between E/SE


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

5505

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF DAVID THOMAS NEWSOME, DECEASED NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of David Thomas Newsome, late of #304 8938 Montcalm Street, Vancouver, BC, who died on July 6, 2012, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor c/o 700 - 401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5A1, on or before May 18, 2013 after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which he has notice. Ian Willaim Guthrie, Executor By: Richards Buell Sutton LLP Attention: Patrick (Rick) Montens

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Re: Dorothy Catherine Clancy, Deceased, also known as Dorothy Clancy and as Dorothy C. Clancy, formerly of 704 West 69th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6P 2W3 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Dorothy Catherine Clancy, Deceased, also known as Dorothy Clancy and as Dorothy C. Clancy, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Shelley Bentley, solicitor for the Executor, at #410-1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4C1 on or before May 21, 2013 after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and Others, having Claims against the Estate of: MILDRED GLORIA MCCREERY (Deceased) 5588 Manson Street, Vancouver British Columbia V5Z 3H4. Who died on August 17, 2012, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor. ERNEST GREGORASH C/O David H. Stoller Barrister & Solicitor 801 – 100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver BC V7T 1A2 on or before May 7, 2013 , after which date the Estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. ERNEST GREGORASH, Executor

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

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

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

6005

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

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

6020

Chilliwack

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603 RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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

New Westminster

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

6008-28

Richmond

6008-30

6030

Lots & Acreage

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

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

6065

Recreation Property

8055

8060

8090

Cleaning

GALIANO EXECUTIVE Home & Cabin on priv beach, completely furn’d, many extras, ready to move in. Reduced to $849,000! Global Force Rlty. 604-802-8711 www.yourlinktorealestate.ca

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

Concrete

A 1 Retaining Walls, Foundation, Stairs, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free Est. Since 1977. Basile 604-617-5813 CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas. rate. Call Mario @ 604-764-2726

L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure Wash, Seal Larry 778-882-0098

CONCRETE Repair/Epoxy and Polyurethane Injection Commercial/Residential Concrete Restoration. Repair, Strengthening and Waterproofing. Concrete Spall and Corrosion Repair. Cementious Grouting. Water Intrusion Solutions. Call 778-870-9965 or email: topguninjection@gmail.com

8065

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

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

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $529,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

6020-34

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

Surrey

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000. 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

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

6508 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

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

Surrey

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

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

Coquitlam

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

6008-18

Surrey

Contracting

Fencing/Gates

West Coast Cedar Installations New, repaired or rebuilt ★ Fences & Decks ★ 604-435-5755 or 604-788-6458

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

EMAILED TANYA for more ads. 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

TROY TEATHER GUTTERS 15% OFF - 604-722-1105

8130

Handyperson

Houses - Sale

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

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

Self Employed? Can’t show income? No Down Payment? No Problem? 2.60% 5 year Variable 2.79% 5 year Fixed Martinique Walker, AMP Verico Assent Mortgage Corp Call: 604-984-9159

For Sale by Owner

6015

6020-06

6008-14

6020-34

TWO LITTLE LADIES. For all your cleaning needs. Lic’d & Insured. Call 778-395-6671

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

Real Estate Services

S. Surrey/ White Rock

Abbotsford

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Re: Henry Stanley Ballon, Deceased, also known as Henry S. Ballon and as Henry Ballon, formerly of 1302-388 Drake St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6A8 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Henry Stanley Ballon, Deceased, also known as Henry S. Ballon and as Henry Ballon, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Shelley Bentley, solicitor for the Executor, at #410-1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4C1 on or before May 21, 2013 after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

6008-42

A27

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

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

6050

Out Of Town Property

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

6052

Apt/Condos

1 BR’s - Kerrisdale, great location! Close to shops, transit & schools. $1010-$1165 Available Now. 604-677-3205 www.lougheedproperties.com

AMBER LODGE

Oak & West 14th 1 BR’s (Avail now & May 1) 2 BR’s (Avail May 1) Studio (Avail May 1) Well maintained building close to all amenities and VGH. Some pets ok. 604-731-2714 COAL HARBOUR, 1420 West Georgia, 1 BR, 8th floor, bright, 535sf, 6 appl, gym, water view, balcony, Avail May 1, $1350/m. Call 604-908-5424. KERRISDALE, 1 BR $975, 2 BR $1500 avail May 1, h/wood flrs, updated, incl heat & h/w, 1 yr lease, ref’s, np, ns, 778-772-7011

UBC 407-2250 Westbrook Mall, 2BR, 2BA, 830sf, bal, lease, no pet, no smoking, $1950, Eric 604-723-7368

6510

Co-ops

WIT’S END HOUSING CO-OP

(1592 S.W. Marine Dr, Vanc.) Marpole Area. Now accepting applications for a 2 BR Unit in a family oriented complex. • Close to bus and all amenities. • Rent $966 • Shares $1900 • Sorry no dogs allowed (unless registered working dogs). • Min 2 indoor cats allowed. To apply please email: witsendcoop@shawbiz.ca Or mail: Box 409 - 1592 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver V6P 6M1

Real Estate Investment

8055

Cleaning

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

6065

Recreation Property

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call us NOW. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248

* HOUSE & HOME Cleaning * We are Licensed, Bonded & Insured. $25/hr. 604-700-9218 A QUALITY CLEANING exp res /comm. low rate’s senior’s disc 778.239.9609 or 778.998.9127

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

Since 1989

Renovating? 604-418-7691 www.showcase-interiors.com Experienced / Licenced / Fully Insured / Many References

8073

Drainage

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

Gary’s Reno’s & Repairs Electrical, Plumbing, Flrs, Tiles, Paint, etc Free Est. 604-813-2930

RNC DRAINAGE

−Augering −Water & Sewer line repair & replacement −Sumps −Drain Tile −Concrete Work −Foundation, −Excavation −Retaing Walls −Site restored Call Ron 778-227-7316 or 604-568-3791

Hillcrest Plumbing + Heating Discount Sales / Parts + Service

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

TROY TEATHER DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105

8075

Drywall

DRYWALL Reliable Work ★ Res & Comm ★ 35 Yrs Exp.

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

8140

Heating

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

8150

Kitchens/Baths

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

8155

Landscaping

Mike 604-789-5268

8080

Electrical

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

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

Lic. 22308

A. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #19807 Semi-retired wants small jobs only. 604-689-1747, pgr 604-686-2319 A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/ Plumbing. Rotor Rooter and Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 778-998-9026 or 604-255-9026 Free Est / 24/7 All Types of Wiring & Re-wiring Data etc. Reas. Rates, Free Est. Lic #9039, 604-315-1950 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION

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

Need a Great New Lawn?

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

604-220-5296

www.englishlawns.com

Akasha Turf Grass Mngt complete lawn restoration, aeration & fert. Res/Comm. $79. 526-6305 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

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

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

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca


A28

THE VANCOUVER COURIER WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013

8160

Lawn & Garden

8185

Moving & Storage

GARDEN CLEAN-UP

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

• Planting • Pruning • Lawncare

TCP MOVING 1 to 3 men from $40

Call Jim Slade

604.266.6333

● Lawn Cutting ● Gardening ● Landscaping

604-261-9697 Est 29 yrs WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Clean Up Lawn Restoration. Planter Box, Garden Installation. Comm/Strata/Res Free Estimates. 604-893-5745

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

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

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

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

EXP. RELIABLE Gardener, yard clean up, new turf, pruning, planting, new soil, 604-783-2627 LAWNS CUT - Mowing, trimming & small pruning jobs. Free ests. Call Andrew 604-708-1152

THE REAL DEAL 3 Rooms $250 Exterior Special on NOW

Give us a Call We’re Tough to Beat

Free Estimates

604-771-7052

ALLQUEST PAINTING LAWNS CUT, power raking, hedge trim, pruning, gardening, fertilizing, yard clean-up. (604) 773-0075. Ny Ton Gardening Power racking, Trimming, Shrubs, Pruning, Yard Cleanup, 604-782-5288 Rakes & Ladders.. Lawns, trees, gardens, shrubs. Certified, Ins. & WCB, 604-737-0170 ★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Lawncare, power raking, landscaping, pruning, clean-up, cedar fencing. Terry, 604-726-1931

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

8185

Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

778-865-0370

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

Moving & Storage 1 to 3 Men

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

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

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

604-708-8850 BEST RATE MOVING Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates! Starting $40/ hour FLAT RATE also available

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

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

ASPHALT PAVING Driveway, Walkway & Parking Lot

Garage Apron / Speed Bump / Pot Hole Commercial & Residential

604-618-2949

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

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

ACTUAL PLUMBING HEATING & GAS

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

Auto Finance

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

8225

• Residential • Commercial • Strata • Walkways, Vinyl Siding, Patios, etc. • Moss Removal • Fully Insured

604-723-2526 Renovations & Home Improvement

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

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

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

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

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582 ★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030

BATH/KITCHEN Renos, decks, fencing, home repairs. Home Improvment Centre. 604-240-9081 ★PAUL’S PAINTING★ Painting, Reno’s, Handyman Call 778-865-0370

Renovations • Repairs

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

REPAIRS & RENOVATIONS Electrical, plumbing, carpentry, all work to code. 28 yrs on West Side Call Greg 604-644-4554

★ Sundecks & Stairs ★ Form work, Int/Ext finishing ★Mike 604-290-3082★

8250

THE SCRAPPER CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

Domestic

2H

9155

Roofing

A EASTWEST Roofing & Siding Reroofing, Gutter, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-783-6437

AMG ROOFING & SIDING

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

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

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

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

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

bradsjunkremoval.com

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

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

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

2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $42,900, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044

8309

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

8315

Tree Services

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

9129

2010 Lexus RX 350 FWD, Black/Gray, clear title, excellent condition, $14,600, pckvgh@yahoo.com

9160

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

Luxury Cars

2001 JAGUAR XJR, Just Serviced, new brakes/tires, exc. Cond. $12,500 firm, consider trade. 604-644-4440

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

8335

Window Cleaning

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

Vans

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

WESTSIDE RUBBISH Removal. Household Junk Specialist! Friendly & Cheap. 604-266-4444

Tiling

9173

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

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

CHEAP CHEAP

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

E

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

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

Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198

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

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

Power Washing

Power Washing

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

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

9125

Alliance

8240

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

Rubbish Removal

604-874-4808

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

MIKE: 604-872-0109

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

8255

Sports & Imports

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

ONLY at

kia.ca

KIA Vancouver

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HWY (A/T): 6.5L/100KM CITY (A/T): 9.7L/100KM

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AVAILABLE ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

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$

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HWY (A/T): 6.5L/100KM CITY (A/T): 9.8L/100KM

25,950 $ 3,400

$

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$

Sorento SX shown"

2013

HWY (A/T): 5.6L/100KM CITY (A/T): 8.6L/100KM

HWY (M/T): 6.5L/100KM CITY (M/T): 8.1L/100KM

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*5-year/100,000 km worry-free comprehensive warranty.

Offer(s) available on select new 2013 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by April 30, 2013. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. All offers are subject to change without notice. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to Offer(s) select newlevies 2013 models through participating to qualified delivery by Aprilregistration, 30, 2013. Dealers mayother sell ortaxes, leasevariable for less.dealer Some administration conditions apply. for complete All (if offers are subject change withoutspecified). notice. Vehicles showncharges may include optional accessories andofupgrades at extra All pricing delivery !and Cashdestination purchase fees priceupforto20 $1,650 available other feesonand certain (including tire levies) and $100dealers A/C charge (wherecustomers applicable)who andtake excludes licensing, insurance, feesSee(updealer to $699) and downdetails. payment applicable and to unless otherwise Other dealer may be required at the time purchaseavailable Other lease and cost. financing optionsincludes also available $1,650, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and $100 A/C charge (where applicable) and excludes licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and down payment (if applicable and unless otherwise specified). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. !Cash purchase price for 2013 Soul 1.6L AT (SO752D)/2013 Optima LX AT (OP542D)/2013 Sorento LX AT (SR75BD)/2013 Sportage LX AT FWD (SP752D) is $18,695/$21,800/$23,295/$22,695 and includes a cash savings of $1,500/$3,400/$4,100/$2,500 and an upgrade bonus of $750/$750/$1,250/$1,250 (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers). Retailer may sell for less. ‡ $1,000/$3,400/$4,100/$2,500cashsavingsonthecashpurchaseofaneligiblenew2013ForteLXMT(FO540D)/2013OptimaLXAT(OP542D)/2013SorentoLXAT(SR75BD)/2013SportageLXATFWD(SP752D)fromaparticipatingdealerbetweenApril13-22,2013,isdeductedfromthesellingpricebeforetaxesandcannotbecombinedwithspecialleaseandfinanceoffers.Someconditionsapply. ¥UpgradeBonusof$1,250/$750/$1,250/$1,250 is available on all cash, finance and lease offers of new 2013 Soul 1.6L AT (SO752D)/2013 Optima LX AT (OP542D)/2013 Sorento LX AT (SR75BD)/2013 Sportage LX AT FWD (SP752D) from a participating dealer between April 13–22, 2013, and is deducted from the selling price before taxes. Customers will receive a cheque in the amount of $750 or $1,250 (excluding taxes) or can apply it to the selling/lease price before taxes. See your dealer for complete details. !Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2013 Soul 2.0L 4u Luxury AT (SO759D)/2013 Optima SX Turbo AT (OP748D)/2013 Sorento 3.5L SX AWD 7-Seater (SR75XD)/2013 Sportage 2.0T SX Navigation (SP759D) is $27,345/$35,550/$43,045/$39,145 and includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650/$1,455/$1,650/$1,650, and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). Licence, insurance, applicable taxes, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies), variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. Available at participating dealers. See dealer for full details. !Highway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2013 Soul 2.0L GDI 4-cyl (M/T)/2013 Optima 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Sorento LX 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Sportage 2.4L MPI 4-cyl (A/T). These updated estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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