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HST: take 2 The B.C. film industry fears a vote to repeal the HST will reduce jobs while the Fight HST group argues the tax benefits less than 10 per cent of people —story by Brenda Jones

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Amazing goaltending was the story of the game, with Roberto Luongo getting the edge over Bruins rival Tim Thomas.

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BY DAN TOULGOET A wild blue and green throng packed the plaza outside Rogers Arena Wednesday before Game 1 of the Cup series.

Opinion: Taxing sensibility

BY TOM SANDBORN What’s this? The president of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce pulls back support for eliminating taxes for business.

Life: Green real estate

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BY JULIE CRAWFORD Drive Angry, Lemonade Mouth and I Am Number Four hit DVD shelves this week.

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Motion picture group claims 20 per cent of industry jobs will be lost if tax repealed

Film industry lobbying hard to keep HST Brenda Jones Contributing writer

For years, various made-in-B.C. films and TV series—such as The X-Files, Supernatural and Sucker Punch— have struck fear in viewers. Now, the possibility that the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) might be repealed is striking fear in the province’s thriving film industry. B.C. is holding a referendum, via mail-in ballot this month, on whether to maintain or extinguish the HST. All votes must be mailed back to Elections BC by July 22. A simple majority will determine the outcome. The film industry has been a vocal proponent of the HST, and it worries that returning to the two-tier GST and PST system will put B.C. at a disadvantage when competing to attract foreign productions, which currently make up 80 per cent of the industry. These days, instead of talking about what feature movies are scheduled to film here, the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) is leading a lobby to keep the HST, and estimates that as many as 20 per cent of jobs in the film industry will be lost if the HST is repealed. MPPIA belongs to the Smart Tax Alliance, and has distrib-

uted information in support of the HST to the industry’s unions, studios and employers. “With a high dollar, business becomes more marginal, which makes the HST so critical for us—it represents a seven per cent savings,” says Peter Leitch, chair of MPPIA and president of North Shore Studios and Mammoth Studios. “The HST has helped to level the playing field in Canada’s nationwide motion picture industry and its loss will put B.C.’s industry at a significant disadvantage to our competitors.” Before the HST was introduced in B.C. last summer, the industry had been lobbying for productions to be exempt from PST in order to put them on a level playing field with Ontario, which refunds the PST. GST was already being refunded to all productions, regardless of province. That additional seven per cent tax is now recoverable under HST, and represents significant savings on purchases of goods and services, according to the B.C. Film Commission. “The HST is a definite plus for the motion picture industry and it levels the playing field between B.C. and Ontario, since Ontario used to refund the PST,” says Susan Croome, B.C. Film Commissioner. “It has been

Vancouver Film Studios president Pete Mitchell says returning to the PST photo Dan Toulgoet and GST will affect price-sensitive TV series. a tremendous help to put us in an equally competitive position.” According to the B.C. Film Commission, productions spent $1.022 billion in the province last year— $778 million of which was derived from foreign productions, primarily from the U.S. That was a drop from the $1.3 billion spent in 2009, which could be attributed to the fact that during the first quarter of 2010 Vancouver locations were off limits to

film crews because of the Olympic Games. The Olympics delayed when features could start filming in Vancouver, and during the second half of the year, the industry picked up considerably with some studios turning away productions.


ritish Columbia has the thirdlargest film industry in North America, after Los Angeles and New York. The Lower Mainland has more

than one-million-square feet of studio space, more than New York, and yet a lack of stage availability can still result in losing productions. Some Lower Mainland studios are planning to add more stages, assuming the demand continues. Vancouver Film Studios (VFS), which sits on a 35-acre parcel of land on the city’s East Side, is planning to build two more stages, adding to its existing tally of 13 sound stages and numerous production offices. Each show needs more stage space than it used to because special effects and locations are more expensive, explains studio president and chief operating officer Pete Mitchell. VFS is home to five TV series: Eureka, Hellcats, Fringe, Geek Charming and Rags and will have feature films filling its studios this summer. VFS and other studios report that the film industry picked up significantly starting July 1 last year, the day the HST came into effect. “Some productions arrived here the moment after HST came in,” Mitchell says. “Going back to having the GST and PST will affect price-sensitive series such as Geek Charming and Rags… 30 to 35,000 jobs are supported by the film industry. Continued on page 5


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Continued from page 4 Those jobs are at risk if we get rid of the HST.” Compounding Mitchell’s concerns over the PST adding to production costs is the high Canadian dollar. He recalls a time when B.C.’s film industry slumped with a 70-cent dollar, adding “it would be nice to have a 90 cent dollar.” The Canadian dollar has fluctuated vastly since the film industry first came to B.C. four decades ago. However, during many of the years when the film industry was building in the Lower Mainland, a favourable Canada-U.S. exchange rate helped make the industry cost competitive to U.S. productions. In those days, early commitments from television writer/creator Stephen J. Cannell helped put Vancouver on the map for TV series, starting in 1987 with Stingray, Wiseguy and 21 Jump Street. During that same period (1985–1992) MacGyver drew a lot of attention to Vancouver, followed by The X-Files (1993–2002), which filmed all but its last season in Vancouver. “The lower Canadian dollar helped to attract films north of the border, and definitely a lower Canadian dollar helps us with our competitive advantage, but we live up to our promise in providing professional services and being the best value for a production’s dollar,” says Croome. “People aren’t always going to go with the least expensive option.” Several elements factor into why productions choose B.C. These include tax credits, locations, studio availability, crews, and close proximity to L.A. (sharing the same time zone for conducting business). “We have amazing geography in B.C., ranging from glaciers up north to the spectacular Rockies to the east, and a cosmopolitan city

rebates,” Winter says. “Your infrastructure and crew base helps to minimize any issues with the currency.” Winter wasn’t familiar with the HST and wasn’t sure how much it would affect the large blockbusters he usually brings to Vancouver, but acknowledged that with some U.S. states aggressively trying to get a piece of the film industry and building new sound stages to attract productions, competition is intensifying.


Fight HST lead organizer Chris Delaney (centre) says the effect of replacing the HST with the Ian Smith/PNG GST and PST will be negligible for most productions. surrounded by forests,” Croome says. “Besides locations, people in B.C. know how to work hard, and people know they’ll have an excellent production experience here.”


ndependent producer Ralph Winter couldn’t agree more. He’s based in California, but has brought several blockbuster films to Vancouver, including three films in the X-Men franchise and two in the Fantastic Four series. Reached over the phone, one of the first things he says is that he’s trying to get a Warner Bros Picture up to Vancouver. “I am a real fan of filming up in Vancouver,” Winter says. “You have good crews and it’s al-

ways a good experience.” For the types of productions that Winter does, he appreciates the variety of locations, and especially likes Vancouver’s downtown, saying it’s a good match for New York, but not as difficult to film in as New York. The foreign tax rebates are another bonus he likes in B.C.—both on the production and post-production ends. “In this reduced economy, everyone is looking for nickels in the couch,” he says. “Everyone is looking to get the most for their dollar.” That said, the three things that top his list when selecting a production centre are locations, crew and studios—all things he says Vancouver excels at. “It can’t just be about tax

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he Fight HST campaign started in June 2009 when former premier Bill Vander Zalm heard the HST announced on the news. As the campaign started to snowball, Vander Zalm brought in Chris Delaney, former communications director for the Reform Party of British Columbia and film industry employee, to help organize the 6,000 volunteers who gathered 710,000 signatures on petitions to repeal the HST. As Fight HST’s lead organizer, Delaney calls the HST a “bad tax” and says the effect of replacing the HST with the GST and PST will be negligible for most productions, since only about 20 per cent of their budgets are spent on goods versus services. “If a production has a $1-million budget, they may only end up paying an additional $14,000 in PST,” says Delaney, who works as an animation producer and personally benefits from the HST. “Of course every little benefit is a benefit for business, but it doesn’t justify the policy [HST] as a whole.” Delaney says that this benefit to the film industry would be wiped out if crew members demanded a pay increase because they pay more for food, gas, and even to see films in the movie theatre due to the HST. Continued on page 6

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Continued from page 5 “The HST only benefits five to 10 per cent of the population and harms the rest,” Delaney says. “In order to give business a tax refund, you are taking that from consumers. We were promised this would lower prices and create jobs, but instead the unemployment rate is higher than before the HST and prices of goods are higher.” Delaney is also unimpressed with Premier Christy Clark’s recent proposal to reduce the HST to 10 per cent in 2014. “This is really an admission by the government that HST has failed,” said Delaney, reached in the B.C. Interior, where he and Vander Zalm were conducting Fight HST town hall debates at universities across the province. “[These reforms] don’t mitigate all the damage from the HST.” Specific to the film industry, Delaney says he’s not opposed to government providing the industry with tax rebates. “The government could provide rebates to industries like the film industry, based on the number of jobs it generates,” Delaney says. “The film industry comes here to shoot for a number of reasons, like great crews and natural locations.” In Delaney’s line of work, he not only benefits from the HST, but from other labour-oriented tax incentives, which have been an important factor in building B.C.’s film industry. In the beginning of 2010, the government increased the rebate that foreign productions pay for labour expenditures when they employ B.C. workers. The rebate increased to


33 per cent from 25 per cent. And for labour hired to perform digital effects and animation, foreign companies receive an additional 17.5 per cent rebate. This has spurred enormous growth in that part of the industry, with Pixar and other large animation studios setting up shop in Vancouver. Some U.S. states, including Oregon and Louisiana, are starting to offer more aggressive tax incentives, which some industry experts consider to be unsustainable. As a result, B.C. has lost some feature film opportunities to these jurisdictions. Between TV series and a number of feature films in production, the first three months of this year has been busier than the same period in previous years. The city of Vancouver’s film office has seen more than double the usual number of productions, given that January through March are typically slow. “We were caught completely offguard,” says Muriel Honey, manager of the film office.

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The city’s film office has a mandate to support Vancouver’s vast film industry by helping to coordinate public locations and private locations on city streets. In many cases, productions may need a street closed off, which according to city bylaws, can only be done by the city engineer or chief of police—which is why the film office is part of Engineering Services. Part of Honey’s job entails coordinating closing roads for productions, such as when a polar bear is filmed in a Vancouver laundromat, an eatery, and at a SkyTrain station for a TV commercial slated to air in Spain. Last year, almost 500 productions received assistance through the city’s film office, including 272 TV episodes, 14 feature films, 102 commercials, 14 movies of the week, 26 TV series, and seven TV pilots. The city’s film office works on a cost-recovery basis and collected $2.5 million, of which $403,000 was dispersed to the Vancouver Park Board to cover parking charges, permits and other fees. Unlike the city, the park board generates profits from the use of its facilities and funds go into its general revenues, which support public programs and facilities. “The hidden economic benefits are huge,” says Honey. “It’s a way bigger business than people realize.” While the debate over the HST rages on, the film commission is promoting a sense of optimism to continue attracting the industry with B.C.’s spectacular locations and highly trained crews.




Bruins fans bump into Patrice Bergeron and Andrew Ference in Stanley Park

City pulsating with Canucks fandemonium Megan Stewart

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If there was gold in the crowd outside Rogers Arena before the first game of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, it was more likely vintage Canuck than yellow Bruin. As they have before every game of the playoffs, ticket-holders and spectators flocked to the plaza beneath the Dunsmuir Viaduct where they celebrate all things Canucks. A 12-year veteran cameraman with the CBC, Mark Punga worked up a sweat as he gathered, coached, filmed and then refilmed a tightly packed, well-coordinated crowd for Hockey Night in Canada. “Tonight…” “As the Bruins Battle the Canucks…” “It’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final…” A different fan—a dude with face paint, three teenage girls—each delivered a line and the energetic take was used to open the CBC broadcast. “It locates us to the city, it shows the energy,” said Punga. But he had no luck courting a Bruins fan for the shot. “I only found one and he was too shy,” he said. Only a few Bruins sweat-

Pregame action outside Rogers Arena prior to game one of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final Series Wednesday photo Dan Toulgoet June 1 included Canucks fan Keanen Buckley and Bruins supporter David Ethier. ers dotted the blue and green fabric of Vancouver colours dominating the crowds. David Ethier was one stand-out exception. Sporting foam bear claws and wearing a foam helmet styled to give him the snout and snarl of a bear, Ethier

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“There’s not very many of us here,” he said. But he wasn’t finding any sympathy from his fellow ticketholder, a lifelong Canucks fan who is also his sister. “Until they play the Bruins, he’s a Canucks fan,” said Bonnie Stanton. “And I

don’t let him forget it.” She predicted a Canucks win in six games. He forecast a Bruins win in overtime of Game 7. Shane Johnston travelled from Cochrane, Alta. with his six-year-old daughter Katarina and the pair wore

matching black and yellow. “It’s her first hockey game,” he said. Hours before the game, the father and daughter were in Stanley Park when they bumped into two Boston players, Patrice Bergeron and Andrew Ference. His prediction: Boston in six. New England Sports Tours travel agent Dan Pranka said his Boston tour agency, which specializes in sport tourism around the continent and counts the Boston Herald as a client, hasn’t booked any Bruins fans for flights or accommodation in Vancouver. He’s had one group interested in travelling for Game 5. “The problem this weekend is the hotel rooms are pretty much non-existent, and with such short turnaround, the air fare became expensive,” Pranka said by phone from Boston. “But the problem then will be the game tickets. I can’t blame Vancouver… they’re just as rabid as the Bruins fans.” His prediction: “I think Vancouver has got a little edge over us, but the Bruins have been playing so strong.” Game two begins at 5 p.m. Saturday. Twitter: @MHStewart




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It may be difficult to believe, but beneath the social noise caused by the HST debate, the grumbling over the lousy weather and the (Go Canucks Go!) frenzy around the Stanley Cup, politics are still taking place at city hall. Nothing improves a politician’s ability to hear clearly so much as an impending election. Vancouver city council managed to get the message to save a 100-year-old tulip tree at 1245 Harwood in the West End on Tuesday. Their auditory facilities are much sharpened since the run-in with West End residents, those “NPA hacks,” over the Short Term Incentives for Rental (STIR) program promising affordable rentals blew up on Comox Street. Five years of effort by architect Bing Tom and his crew to shoe-horn an apartment tower into a heritage site while saving an historically significant house failed to convince a majority on council who apparently neither believed the design of the tower was right nor were they willing to give up on the tulip tree just yet. So it was sent back to staff in a 9 to 2 vote that left us with the oddest of political bedfellows, Vision’s Geoff Meggs and the NPA’ s Suzanne Anton, supporting the project. For now it’s a victory for the NPA hacks who are actually more likely Vision or COPE supporters truly put off by what they see as the spot zoning antics and lack of consultation from the party they thought they knew. That blip may be the only excitement coming from the municipal arena for the next while. On Saturday, the NPA will have its nomination meeting. The event will probably be a proper

allengarr snooze fest. It will fall far short of the days when thousands turned out filling arenas to back their champions. For council, the NPA has “green-lighted” a list of 10, offering party members no choice but the odd reasonable candidate and a few screwballs. For schools and parks, they will not offer full slates although NPA president John Moonen says they could add to those numbers in the fall. A week later, Vision will provide an equally drowsy performance. Seven are up for council. This is part of a deal with COPE where the left of centre will get three spots—one more than last time. In return, COPE is ceding a majority of the ballot room to Vision in the race for school board. There are six Vision incumbents. The affable two-term councillor George Chow quietly stepped aside and endorsed Tony Tang, a professional engineer like Chow, fluent in

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Mandarin and Cantonese and a former board member of the Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners Association. None will (yawn) challenge those seven. The only uncertainty is with the park board and whether the Greens take up Vision’s offer to hold one spot. COPE will most likely formally accept this deal in a membership meeting later this month. They are pleased with the improved offer of help with voter contact and coordinated efforts on Election Day, Nov. 19. This has developed into a symbiotic relationship. To succeed, COPE candidates need about 80 per cent of Vision voters to throw them some support. Vision needs about half of COPE voters to pull them across the finish line. That leaves the only nomination excitement for COPE to figure out. There are, so far, four contenders for their three council slots: incumbents David Cadman and Ellen Woodsworth, Filipino community organizer A.J. Aquino and former councillor Tim Louis. Louis is the black sheep in the COPE family. In the alliance between COPE and Vision in 2005, Louis spent his time attacking Vision. He failed to get on the COPE ballot in 2008. But he has been aggressively signing up members with his sights set on winning that third spot in a fall nomination meeting. At this point, nothing seems more certain to hinder a left of centre success than that possibility. It ain’t the Stanley Cup, but it does have more than a few people on the edges of their seats.

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Readers weigh in on anti-Ayn Rand column Last week’s column on the writer Ayn Rand struck a chord with a lot of Courier readers. “I hope you’ll tackle her arguments in a future column,” wrote one correspondent by email. “My suspicion is that few people are aware of how thoroughly this woman’s ideas are influencing the econopolitics of today.” Another reader thanked me for “exposing the insanity” of Ayn Rand. “My first encounter with this ‘nutbar’ was in my Grade 12 law class in 1965. Our excellent Burnaby South high school teacher… played devil’s advocate, for fun one day, and introduced us to Rand’s Virtue of Selfishness. He challenged the class to point out what was wrong with the author’s objectivism. I found that class a watershed moment in my life as it made me realize that people like Rand can justify being ‘uncaring, cold-hearted people’ by making this way of thinking a philosophy.” Another reader, identified as a “Mac enthusiast and Ayn Rand fan,” is following me on Twitter. (Better to be followed on a social networking site than on my way home, I always say.) Rand’s philosophy of objectivism, summed up in her nonfiction work, The Virtue of Selfishness, condemned altruism as a moral disease. In an 1964 Playboy interview she said, “If [people] place such things as friendship and family ties above their own productive work, yes, then they are immoral. Friendship, family life and human relationships are not primary in a man’s life. A man who places others first, above his own creative work, is an emotional parasite.” This statement isn’t off to the far right, it’s out there in another dimension. Even Adam Smith, author of the protocapitalist bible The Wealth of Nations, observed that pursuing self-interest in the marketplace cannot replace the necessary “moral sentiments” involving sympathy and understanding for others. Rand died decades ago, but her toxic philosophy of “objectivism” didn’t go to the grave with her. It continues to infect the brains of thinking people from Fortune 500 CEOs to libertarianminded hipsters. The main vectors are her thick, Nietzschean novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. A 2007 report in the New York Times cites a host of business leaders influenced by the latter book, first published in 1957. “She wasn’t a nice person,” Darla Moore, vice president of the private investment firm Rainwater Inc. told The Times. “But what a gift she’s given us.” The woman with the Russian accent and thousand-yard stare

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geoffolson is lionized by some of the Tea Party’s leading figures, such as Wisconsin Gov. Paul Ryan. Silicon Valley venture capitalists and the libertarian-minded digerati—the influential sorts who read and appear in Wired magazine—also discovered a patron saint in Rand. To this day it’s not unusual to come across some tech startup named after a character or business from one of her novels. But the author’s influence is hardly limited to the U.S. Go and hobnob at the Vancouver Board of Trade or schmooze at the Terminal Club, and chances are you’ll bump into a few figures who were influenced by Rand’s prose in their college years. Rand’s objectivism is a selfserving philosophy, quite literally. But as a rational tool, it is as untethered from reality as the financial instruments cooked up by Wall Street’s best and brightest. In fact, the corporate monopolies that rule today’s market would utterly collapse without the tax deferments, subsidies, and tariffs that keep their projects afloat. We’re talking about corporate welfare mediated by the state—that supposed anti-business behemoth that Rand loathed so much. State or no state, there has never been a society that has survived long by greed alone. No tribe from the Paleolithic past to the networked present has lasted without Rand’s “moral cannibalism” of altruism. The author had the privilege of living in comfortable isolation from proceeds of her toxic tomes. Had she lived in an African tribe, medieval village or an Israeli kibbutz, there’s a good chance she would have been ostracized for expressing or acting out her sociopathic sentiments. Indeed, other than a small circle of disciples, who attended her Saturday evening salons at her New York apartment in the ’50s, Rand’s social life was limited. In 1982, she died of heart failure in her New York city apartment, with only a hired nurse at her side. It’s time for Rand’s misled followers to let her ghost move on.

Downtown bike lanes are something we will have to get used to if we want a file photo Dan Toulgoet livable city, predict a couple of Courier readers. To the editor: Re: “Lane pain,” May 27. The vast majority of regular downtown commuter cyclists are professionals on their way to work. I highly doubt any of them “spit on cars” as Landis Hotel GM Khaled Ali alleges, yet this inflammatory headline on your article tars all cyclists with the same brush for this behaviour. Unfortunately, in every “bunch” there are a few bad apples, whether they are behind the wheel or on two wheels. Motorists need to stop referring to “those cyclists” as some alien group inhabiting Vancouver’s streets just to make their lives miserable, and cyclists need to stop referring to “those car drivers” as all being angry bike-hating folks waiting to mow us down at the first chance. The most telling line in the whole article is that most business operators stated the bike lane isn’t really hurting them financially, it is more a philosophical opposition. Kathleen Emerson, Vancouver •••

To the editor: As the city continues its assessment of whether the downtown bikes lanes are a good idea, I hope it remembers the real issue at hand: downtown vehicle traffic. Rather than looking at how the bike lanes are affecting businesses, the question is whether these lanes are having a noticeable effect on reducing downtown car traffic. If the answer is “no,” then perhaps more radical solutions will have to be looked at, like creating more carless zones such as Granville Street, or

charging prohibitive rates for downtown parking. As density continues to increase, traffic woes will only get worse and bike transportation remains an easy and relatively cheap alternative. Sooner or later, the “car centred” mentality will have to give in to the “livable city” paradigm. Charles Leduc, Vancouver


To the editor: In all the noise surrounding the Hornby bike lane debate, we seem to have lost focus on what is really important: the safety of people walking and cycling in our city. Separated bicycle lanes can actually reduce injuries and real pain they cause. The slower traffic along Hornby and Dunsmuir, while a minor inconvenience to a few drivers, improves the safety of people walking and cycling. Research has proven that pedestrian fatalities rise dramatically in crashes where cars are travelling over 30 kilometres per hour. The banning of right turns on red and the separate right turn signals makes walking across the street safer while protecting cyclists from collisions as well. In New York City, separated bicycle lanes decreased sidewalk riding by 85 per cent and I expect a similar reduction here. In Montreal, separated bike lanes similar to ours significantly improved the safety of cyclists. By providing a buffer between the noise and pollution of traffic, separated bike lanes also make walking more pleasant. Richard Campbell, Vancouver

Climate ignored in homeless count/Vision ‘promo’ To the editor: Re: “Street homeless numbers decline,” May 27.

Allen Garr’s promo piece for Vision Vancouver blasts right past one key fact. The homeless count was

conducted on March 16. Then four Vancouver shelters shut down at the end of April (with police assistance). Climate data for Vancouver shows that the March 16 temperature was

a lot like April 27—only the April date was more than four times as rainy. Ungrounded adulation spawns vacuous opinion? Joseph Jones, Vancouver

Pro-Insite column gets reader’s approval To the editor:

Re: “Addicts will die if injection site closes,” May 18. I’d like to commend Tom Sandborn for his outstanding column. On every topic, he unfailingly honours all the facts in an unbiased manner and presents the fairest course of ac-

tion for all concerned. If Insite were closed based solely on conservative ideology, not only will many more addicts die, but those who might have found their recovery through Insite will remain lost in their addictions. Barbara Templeman, Vancouver

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Mayor Gregor Robertson says the Vancouver Canucks playoff run could leave taxpayers with a $1-million tab for policing costs and expenses related to setting up two so-called fan zones for the Stanley Cup finals. “It could hit that if we have massive crowds downtown and we need to pull all the overtime and all those costs add up,” Robertson said Tuesday at a press conference outside the Creekside Community Centre at the Olympic Village. “That’s what we want to be prepared for and ultimately I think it’s going to be significantly less.” The mayor said $500,000 was budgeted to set up “fan zones” in the 700-block Granville Street and another in the 700-block Hamilton Street, outside the CBC building, to watch the Canucks battle the Boston Bruins. The $500,000 is an addition to the $648,721 estimated by the Vancouver Police Department to police all four rounds of the playoffs. The estimate was based on all rounds going seven games, which only occurred in the first series against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Nashville series went six games and the Canucks finished off San Jose in five games. The VPD hasn’t released the tab for the first three rounds because all costs haven’t been submitted to the department’s finance section, said Const. Lindsey Houghton, a VPD media relations officer. “We will have to report on playoff costs once

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choosing; the raising of the winning team’s flag at the loser’s city hall, to be flown for one day. One of the most popular suggestions via Twitter was for the losing mayor to wear a green man body suit while raising the winning team’s flag. Robertson put this to Menino, who refused the bet. “The fact that Mayor Menino has already refused part of the wager

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The Canada Border Services Agency will not say when or if it will arrest a former KGB agent who sought sanctuary in 2009 in an East Side church to avoid deportation. But the agency hinted in an email to the Courier Thursday that its strategy to have Mikhail Lennikov deported involves negotiation rather than entering the church. “Whenever possible, if the individual is not an immediate risk to the community, CBSA prefers to negotiate with those individuals who have retreated to a place of worship to avoid removal from Canada and to have them voluntarily exit the place of worship for arrest,” said Shakila Manzoor, a CBSA communications adviser, in the email. The agency wouldn’t say whether it has had any verbal or written contact with Lennikov, citing privacy legislation. Lennikov marked his second year anniversary June 2 in First Lutheran Church at 41st and Wales. The Courier published a story June 1 in which Lennikov refused to discuss his case. He lives in the church’s basement with his wife and son, who were recently granted permanent residency in Canada. Manzoor said there are no places in the country where individuals can retreat and be immune to the laws of Canada. So-called sanctuary cases undermine the integrity of Canada’s immigration program, she said. “This is unfair to those who come to Canada lawfully. CBSA reserves the right at any time in any location to remove those who have been scheduled for removal.” When the Courier asked if the CBSA set a deadline to remove Lennikov, Manzoor said the agency “removes inadmissible in-

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Yes, it’s true—George Chow is leaving politics. As I reported Wednesday, the two-term Vision Vancouver councillor will not seek re-election in the November vote. Sadly, that means this scribe will have to turn to another politician for quirky revelations about his or her life away from the council chambers. That politician, dear readers, will be difficult to find. As you may recall, in my annual “best of” awards that I reveal every January, Chow was bestowed the honour of Most Enigmatic Politician Award in 2010. My writeup at the time: “Who else on council can top this—he’s a K-car lover, enjoys showing reporters photographs of himself doing roof repairs, knows an interesting urinal when he sees one [and supplied this scribe with a photograph], uses his excess water from his bath to flush his toilet, revealed he would walk on hot coals in Chinatown for a fundraiser [not sure if he did], is able to recite poetry from his childhood [“A pen and a man. A man and a pen. This is a pen. This is a man”], has a life-sized photograph of himself and claims he was named after King George.” Chow also sought inspiration from Confucius in a “prayer” he delivered at a council meeting last year that poked fun at CSIS boss Richard Fadden and his allegations that unnamed municipal politicians in B.C. are on the take from foreign governments. And just when I thought the well was about to run dry, the man sent me a dispatch in regards to a story

George Chow’s compost by George Chow. I wrote last week about NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton and the chicken coop controversy. The photograph that accompanied the story showed Anton posing with a chicken coop made partly from her election signs. Chow saw the photograph and immediately sent me a photograph of his… compost box. Not just any compost box, but one made from his elections sign and others featuring former Vision councillor-turned-mayoral-candidate Jim Green and Mayor Gregor Robertson. Not sure if it was Chow’s creative piling of leaves in his box, but the image of Robertson has a sinister “Kilroy was here” quality about it. “My garage is full of junk so I had to do something with those signs,” Chow said. “I’m sold on the idea that I should make a big compost box to make my own fertilizer. See that’s another thing I’ve taken some interest in, is nature. Being a mechanical engineer, we are very, very ignorant of nature in some way.” Chow has six months left on the job, which means I’ve got time to dig up more gems about the politician.

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With a cast featuring performers such as Vivian Von BrokenHymen, Iona Whipp, Mandy Kamp, Symone, Dame Hope Diamond and Willie Taylor, just to name a few, the annual Fit for a Queen event promises a celebration of camp, glamour and kitsch. The one-night-only celebration of lipstick and high heels at the River Rock Show Theatre is organized by the Shooting Stars Foundation, which raises funds for organizations supporting people with HIV and AIDS, including A Loving Spoonful and Friends for Life. In the past 25 years, the foundation has raised almost $1.5 million for communitybased agencies dedicated to those with HIV and AIDS. Show time is 8 p.m., June 4. For tickets, call 604-280-4444.

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Earlier this week park board general manager Malcolm Bromley placed a friendly wager with Robert McKean, managing director of Westfield, Massachusetts’s Stanley Park. Yes, there is another Stanley Park, but instead of being located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the American version can be found near Boston. Actually, it’s closer to Springfield than Boston, but for the sake of this column it’s close enough. When the Canucks win the Stanley Cup, Bromley will receive bragging rights and a new park bench for our Stanley Park. “We have the bench ready for Westfield’s congratulatory plaque,” Bromley said in news release. “There is a brand new bench in our Stanley Park, right on the seawall and overlooking English Bay. Except for the Canucks winning four games, it’s pretty much a done deal.” The idea for the challenge was McKean’s, who oversees the second Stanley Park, about 160 kilometres west of Boston. That’s almost 100 miles for you Boston fans. Since both parks have an active bench donation program, it was deemed a worthy prize. I guess there were no chesterfields available to bet. Westfield’s Stanley Park is named after a Canadian,

A tale of two Stanley parks vie for hockey glory as Lotusland’s photo Dan Toulgoet Lord Stanley shows his Canucks loyalty. Frank Stanley Beveridge, who was born in Nova Scotia and later donated the land. Both parks have an abundance of black squirrels.

Personified veggies

I’ve enjoyed my vegetables raw, steamed and even fried, but have to admit I’ve never had them “personified.” But that’s exactly what Oxfam Canada is serving up June 4 in front of the concession stand at Kits Beach. These personified vegetables will apparently “take seed” Saturday at 1 p.m. as part of the launch of Oxfam’s four-year Grow Campaign, which has a goal to pressure Ottawa and the international community to recognize the important role women play in agriculture, promoting local production and fair trade sourcing.

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completing its 2011 Pool Assessment Study, which updates the original 2001 report and adds new recommendations. According to the staff report, the city’s pools collectively see 2.4 millions swimmers per year, both indoor and outdoor pools are valued and waterfront beaches contribute significantly to aquatic opportunities. Other key findings include the need for maintenance and investment in the city’s four outdoor aquatic facilities, and a preference for spray parks over wading pools due to regulations. Future redevelopment could take place at the Britannia and Kerrisdale pools, and the report suggested replacing the Vancouver Aquatic Centre. The report should be finalized by the fall, before the municipal election and vote on the 2012-2014 capital plan.

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All quiet on laundry front on hockey nights Sandra Thomas

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The manager of Launder All Coin Laundry on Main Street near East 11th Avenue has advice for customers with a lot of dirty laundry. “During the Canucks playoff games it’s a lot quieter so people with big loads can have the whole laundry to themselves,” said John Pereira. “All the washers and dryers.” On Wednesday morning, Pereira noted there had been a definite decline in the number of customers using the laundromat during previous playoff games and he expected that number to drop even more now the Canucks are playing in the Stanley Cup Final against Boston. “Game time is a good time to do laundry,” said Pereira. With hundreds of thousands of Vancouver residents fixated on the Canucks’ run for the Cup, many everyday Vancouver activities, which on any normal evening would be crowded, offer a sense of calm and efficiency on game nights. Grocery stores are almost empty, malls are vacant and ticket sales at venues such as movie theatres reportedly drop. Laura Ballance, of Laura Ballance Media Group, which handles public relations for Playland and the Pacific National Exhibition,

It’s a lonely existence for Main Street’s Launder All coin laundry owner John Pereira on game nights. photo Dan Toulgoet said Canucks playoff game times are excellent opportunities to avoid long lineups for favourite rides at Playland. “Anyone in event planning will tell you these can be difficult times,” said Ballance. “Not only are most people spending their time watching the game, there’s also the collective interest across the city and province. That can make it a challenge reminding people about your event.” Balance noted they might be few in number, but there are actually some Vancouver residents who aren’t huge hockey fans. “There aren’t that many in the city, but there are some who take advantage of these opportunities to avoid crowds at times that are traditionally busy,” she said. Tim Southam, spokesperson for Mountain Equipment Co-op, said he was

walking by the normally busy West Broadway location Wednesday night between the second and third period of the playoff game. He noticed the store was very quiet. “And there were no cars parked on the street in front of the store, which is very unusual,” said Southam. Southam backed up his anecdotal observations with a look at the books and confirmed sales at the Vancouver and North Vancouver stores were down during Wednesday night’s game compared to the same day last year. “But other stores across Canada tracked much closer to sales from last year, which makes it look like there aren’t as many Canucks fans across the country as there are in Vancouver,” he said. Twitter @sthomas10

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Parents always support Milan Lucic despite disappointments

Family of local Bruins player cheer for son Megan Stewart Staff writer

The parents of Milan Lucic, the 22year-old East Side hockey player who first skated for a now-defunct Hastings hockey club and dressed Wednesday for the Boston Bruins, watched their son play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final from inside Rogers Arena. Wearing the black and gold of her most recent family allegiance, Snezana Lucic said earlier this week she was a lifetime Canucks supporter who had no problem shelving her loyalty for now and as long as her middle son is in town with the opposition. “I was a Canucks fan but now I’m converted,” said Snezana, whose support has shifted from her hometown team that drafted her brother, Dan Kesa, in 1991 to the New England club that selected her son in the second round of the 2006 entry draft. “It’s bittersweet. You want your city to win the Cup but I’d rather have the Cup in my house,” she said, adding a peal of friendly laughter. Reporters have descended on the Lucic household off of East 49th Avenue near Killarney secondary, where Milan attended school, and asked to hear the family’s history of two Yugoslavian immigrants (one from present-day

Milan Lucic’s parents Dobro and Snezana Lucic. photo Dan Toulgoet Serbia, the other Croatia), their loveat-first-sight courtship, and the sports story that has returned their “Pride of East Van” second-born son back to his hometown—not as a hero but to be cast as a hockey villain. Lucic started with a Hastings hockey association before he skated for a Killarney club. Both now make up Vancouver Minor Hockey, and his parents kept him out of expensive winter club and private hockey associations. “We thought to ourselves as parents someone’s going to notice him if he’s good enough to be noticed,” said Snezana. But at the Western Hockey League ban-

tam draft in 2003, Lucic was passed over and the rejection was a major blow. The teenaged Lucic nearly hung up his skates. His parents pressed him on. Lucic played at the JuniorB and Junior-A levels before he joined the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League in 2006. Don Hay, head coach of the Giants since 2004, led the Vancouver WHL team to a Memorial Championship in 2007 when Lucic was named the game’s mostvaluable player. That night, the six-footfour 220-pound bruiser with a scoring touch (who turns 23 on June 7) stepped out for one shift that now qualifies as hockey legend. Against the Medicine Hat Tigers, he levelled three players and dropped his gloves for a fight. He then assisted on the winning goal and topped it all by earning MVP honours. He joined the Bruins later that year. He was 19. On Wednesday in advance of Game One, Hay expected to see Lucic hit the ice excited but with his nerves in check. “I think he enjoys playing in this type of situation where there is a lot of limelight. He’s a confident young man.” Playing hockey in Vancouver has been good for Milan Lucic. Yet to be determined: the Stanley Cup.

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Daughter wants B.C. to raise rates to $1,290

Barnes takes up dad’s welfare cause Cheryl Rossi Staff writer

In 1986, Emery Barnes wanted to raise B.C.’s welfare rate for a single person to $700 a month. The NDP MLA for Vancouver Centre at the time, he lived for seven weeks on welfare to bolster his argument the rate was too low. He gave up his car, distanced himself from his family and moved into a lowcost room. Twenty-five years after his attempt to boost welfare payments, the rate is $610. Now his daughter, Vision Vancouver park board commissioner Constance Barnes, is helping Raise the Rates launch its MLA Welfare Challenge. Raise the Rates, a coalition of more than 20 organizations concerned with poverty and homelessness in B.C., sent a letter to each B.C. MLA and their party leaders May 25 urging them to live on the province’s social assistance rate of $610 for one month. Raise the Rates believes the experience would give MLAs insight into what they need to change to alleviate poverty in B.C. Barnes clearly remembers the pain her father, who had serious back problems, suffered from sleeping on a mattress on the floor and how thin the former B.C. Lions player became, losing more than 30 pounds. He didn’t get the welfare rates raised but Barnes says her father boosted awareness about the struggles of surviving on social assistance. “What dad did is brought a very honest reality to this struggle and how hard it is and also how it keeps you down,” she said. “He was a very strong, powerful presence and they watched him deteriorate. It broke his spirit. You’re tired and you’re hungry and you’re sleeping in a small room. Your bathroom’s down the hall… There’re no dollars for entertainment or to just get out and do anything… It keeps you down.”

Single people without a disability receive $375 for shelter a month and $235 for food and other expenses. A 2010 survey of rents in the Downtown Eastside by the Carnegie Community Action Project found only 12 per cent of hotels in the neighbourhood rent rooms for $375. The Dieticians of Canada reported in 2009 that a healthy diet for a man between the ages of 19 and 30 would cost $269 a month and $244 for a man between the ages of 31 and 50. Using a Bank of Canada inflation calculator and estimates from Social Planning and Research BC, Raise the Rates argues welfare for a single person should be $1,290 a month. Challenge organizer Bill Hopwood maintains a higher rate wouldn’t make recipients so comfortable they wouldn’t try to work their way off social assistance because most people don’t want to be on welfare. “They want to have an independent life,” he said. “Even at that figure it’s not comfortable. You’re still not having a holiday.” Hopwood said statistics reveal half of welfare recipients are single, 40 per cent are single parent families and 10 per cent are couples. He says people need welfare after their employment insurance runs out, following a marital breakdown or after a serious injury, in addition to when they have disabilities or addiction problems. As of May 31, no MLAs had signed up, but Hopwood wasn’t surprised. Raise the Rates asked MLAs to accept the challenge by June 16. Raise the Rates was heartened by the recent increase to the B.C. minimum wage and Hopwood notes both Liberal Premier Christy Clark and NDP leader Adrian Dix have said tackling poverty is a priority. “That’s part of why we’re doing it now,” he said. “It’s being talked about after not being talked about for a long time.” Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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The city’s outdoor pools, such as Kits Pool, are open until Labour Day while lifephoto Dan Toulgoet guards will also be on duty at 11 bathing beaches. leashed in most area. Fires are also not allowed in parks and on beaches at any time.

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I don’t know if taking a guided bus tour of the Vancouver landfill on a warm spring day is everyone’s cup of tea, but the annual open house at the garbage dump is a popular event. Besides the bus tour, this year’s open house includes an opportunity to learn about the landfill’s environmental protection systems and how gas from the landfill generates electricity and heat and offers a chance to watch bird control hawks and falcons in action. Activities for children include craft creation with a junkologist, a giant sand box (ideally not made from used kitty litter), balloon

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Linda Malcolm works closely with sex trade workers

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Vancouver police have been blasted in the past for not caring about sex trade workers. But Chief Const. Jim Chu has seen how one officer has “single-handedly restored a sense of trust and respect.” It hit home when he saw a woman in dire circumstances approach Const. Linda Malcolm in the Downtown Eastside. “Her eyes lit up when she saw Linda, almost teary eyed, and she wanted a hug. And what was going through my mind is that she’s an angel to many of these people,” he said. “It’s the type of job where you can’t keep a normal shift. People are calling you 24/7 and to be relied upon by the community, you have to be available, and so it’s a tremendous amount of her own time that she’s putting in to build relationships,” he added. Chu nominated Malcolm, the department’s sex industry liaison officer for three years, along with Jodyne Keller, its homeless outreach coordinator, for YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards for public service. Malcolm won the award May 31. The 29-year veteran of the VPD started volunteering with WISH Drop-In Centre Society, which works to increase the wellbeing of women survival sex trade workers, when she worked on the Missing Women’s Task Force eight years before her official liaison role. Malcolm has forged closer investigative

links between police, sex trade workers and non-profit agencies. She’s helped victims and the accused in court. She’s brought police officers in training to Providing Alternatives Counselling and Education Society, or PACE, to learn about the plight of men, women and transgendered sex workers. She put cellphones for emergency use in the hands of 80 sex trade workers. She’s helped people reconnect with their families. Malcolm helped one woman escape her life of drug abuse and violence by assisting with applications and interviews throughout her recovery. Malcolm provided reference letters for employment and admission into a Residential Care Aid college program. She got an anonymous donor to cover the woman’s future training to become a licensed practical nurse. “There are numerous occasions where Linda has given her own money for food, clothing and any other assistance required in an effort to help someone in a time of crisis,” states Chu’s nomination submission. Malcolm called the award “humbling” and “meaningful.” “These women and men, transgendered, they’re worth it, absolutely,” she said. Malcolm sees opportunities to help more survival sex trade workers create better lives. “Some of these folks need that extra little hand up to walk them from one service to another to another in order to get to where they need to go,” she said.

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Time still left to plant veggie seeds The growth surge that hits gardens in June is doubly welcome after so many months of grey skies and cold wet days. Suddenly, warmer temperatures are tempting us outside to catch up on everything the spring monsoons have prevented us from doing. Because later plantings tend to catch up to earlier ones, there’s still time to plant seeds of peas, green onions, carrots, lettuce, chard and parsnips. Though it’s still slightly colder than in past years, the first week of June is also good timing for planting seeds of beets, beans, squash, cucumbers and pumpkins. It’s also time to prepare for winter eating by planting seeds of brussel sprouts, kale and broccoli. Tomato, cucumber and pepper transplants should be fine now in an unheated greenhouse or in a sheltered spot against a sunny wall. They need rich nourishment, lots of water and removal of all but two or three sideshoots. Usually the first few side-shoots can produce fruit, but subsequent ones are too late and are best removed. The bud-like scapes of garlic should also be taken out. When young, they’re great in stir-fries. Broad beans need to be checked for black aphids. When aphids (and the ants that farm them) appear, the tender bean tops need to be pinched out.

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Contributing writer BANBRIDGE, Northern Ireland—To most travellers who love Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre and the other novels of the Brontë sisters, the Brontë Parsonage Museum in the west Yorkshire village of Haworth is the mecca. But the story didn’t start there. It began in Ireland, in rural County Down, and now fans can visit what is called the Brontë Homeland. It’s an auto tour, clearly signposted with brown shingles, along a 16-kilometre circuit south and east of Banbridge and in the shadow of the famous Mountains of Mourne. This is where Patrick Brunty (the name change came later) taught school (and romanced one of his students!) and preached his first sermon after he was ordained in 1807. “Patrick was a very talented man in his own right. The girls got the talent from the father; it was in the genes,” says Jason Diamond of Banbridge District Council, who helps publicize the tour. “Here’s a man who came from a two-room stone cottage in Ireland and he produced not one but three of the greatest authors in the canon of famous literature.” There was Emily Brontë, author of Wuthering Heights; Charlotte, the most prolific of the sisters (Jane Eyre and three other novels); and Anne (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey). All were born in Yorkshire after Patrick was appointed to the parish of Haworth there (and changed the spelling of his surname). One of the schoolhouses where Patrick taught, at Drumballyroney, has been restored to its late 18th-century appearance. There’s a blackboard, desks, manikins of a teacher and students and, rather incon-

gruously, a wedding dress in a glass case. “That’s a replica of Charlotte’s wedding dress,” says Diamond. “Notice how thin she was.” Nearby is the church where Patrick preached his first sermon after returning from his university schooling in Cambridge. This building, now deconsecrated, has also been restored to look as it did in Patrick’s time. The original Glascar School, where Patrick first taught, was long ago replaced by a more modern building. As we view it, Diamond tells how Patrick was dismissed from his post there because he and a student had become too fond of each other. Not as serious as it seems, however, for Diamond explains that the girl was a senior and just two years younger than her 20-year-old teacher. Our next stop is the cottage, still standing, that was the childhood home of Patrick’s mother, Alice McClory. Her parents disapproved of the romance so she and Hugh Brunty eloped. On, lastly, to the Brunty birthplace. Only the ruins of the two-roomed cottage in a glen at Emdale exist now. The site is cared for by the Brontë Homeland Trust and a plaque marks the spot. The district council has provided a picnic site along the route, with views across the rolling hills to the Mountains of Mourne, the sights Patrick Brunty would have seen. It’s unlikely he would ever have stopped here, however, for the site was a shebeen, an illegal drinking den, in his time. For more information on the Brontë Homeland, go to and click on “Places to Visit.” Mitchell Smyth is a member of the Meridian Writers’ Group.





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Lazy summer days. They’re almost here, but for many industrious young people, lazing around is the furthest from their minds. The two-month break from school offers an opportunity to make a little extra money for those who are committed and willing to seek out the work.

Lots of people take vacations over the summer. Your child can offer to look in on a pet, take it for walks, feed it while the owner is away, or give a dog a bath. Your child should be completely comfortable with animals.

If your child isn’t old enough to be legally employed in a traditional job or if he or she is old enough but simply can’t find one, there are plenty of ways to earn cash and still have time left over to enjoy summer activities. Here are some ideas to get your child’s enterprising minds ignited.

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There is always a car to wash in the summer. Your child could wash cars on location (just needs to bring supplies to each customer’s house), or have a car wash once a week at your house and take time reservations. Offer a deluxe package that includes vacuuming and a basic package for just an exterior wash. Avoid offering to wax the cars, as scratches to the body paint might occur, which would cost a lot more than their pocket money to repair!

Before you start, keep these points in mind: • Go through the list with your child to identify any opportunities he or she finds interesting. • Identify your target market. Is it friends, family or neighbours? • Develop a pitch. Whether it’s a flyer or a business card, help your child put all the pertinent details of his or her services, including rate. • Determine a rate. Help your child decide whether he or she wants to charge hourly or by the service. • Have a goal in mind. Does your child want to earn $500 towards buying a new laptop, or is he or she saving up for university? Having a target in mind is always helpful!

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Part Two of the Courier’s sign-up guide features more exciting opportunities for you to immerse your children in summer break activities. There’s over two months’ worth of time to fill, so parents need a bit of assistance in finding just the right niche for their sons and daughters. Check all the ads in this section for basic information and websites. There’s something for kids of all ages, from tiny to teen! West Point Grey Community Centre has camps for all ages and interests. French Immersion students can keep up those language skills with Camp Soleil! Spanish and Japanese, too. Preschoolers can join Torey

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1. The season of the midnight double bill returns to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway) with a one-two punch of teen angst and rumbles between the Greasers and the Socs. Everyone’s favourite junior high reading assignment The Outsiders and Rumble Fish, both brought to the big screen by Francis Ford Copolla and inhabited by young stars-in-the-making Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Nicolas Cage and, um, Ralph Macchio, kick things off June 3 at midnight. More info at riotheatre. ca. Tickets $10 or $8 if you come in costume. Do it for Johnny.


2. The living rooms and backyards of Commercial Drive open their doors and gates for the eighth annual In the House Festival, June 3 to 5. The intimate events include 19 shows and more than 60 acts performing in a dozen houses. Tickets at Highlife Records or online at inthehousefestival. com, where you can also find a schedule and list of performers and venues.

3. In keeping with Picks of the Week’s strict glass, grass or ass policy, Circle Craft’s latest exhibition New Glass Works from the Inner Sanctum, by glass artist Jeff Burnette fills at least one of our requirements. The show runs June 3 to July 5 with an opening reception June 5, 10 a.m. at the Circle Craft Gallery, located in the Net Loft on Granville Island. More info at 4. It’s the ’90s all over again as venerable Canadian rock outfit Sloan celebrates 20 years of magic making with their 10th album The Double Cross and a sure-to-be pumping show at the Commodore June 3. The same night across the street, Guilty About Girls, featuring former members of ’90s hit machines Pure, rock out at Venue for an early show. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Sex with Strangers and Young Pacific open.

kudos & kvetches Haiku Night in Canada: part seize

K&K continues its annual haiku series in honour of the Vancouver Canucks playoff run. In this orca sea I’m a shirtless manatee Blubber against glass.

Red beard

On Wednesday night, after bulgy eyed forward Raffi Torres scored a last-minute goal to lift the Vancouver Canucks over the Boston Bruins in game one of the Stanley Cup Final, we came to a startling realization. The Vancouver Canucks roster is full of gingers. Torres usually keeps his head shorn to the length of a two-week-old bikini line, so we were surprised by just how fiery red his playoff beard has grown in the past few weeks. But while Torres’s face-lichen is the bushiest and most disturbing of the bunch, the Sedin twins also boast an orange tinge to their sunken cheeks. Unfortunately they prefer pervy goatees to growing full-on jaw warmers. The same can be said for backup goalie Cory Schneider, who’s also a ginger, but you’d hardly know it with his ever-present baseball cap and lack of facial hair.

Of course, if you shared a locker room with all four players, you’d be well aware, perhaps even haunted, by their red hair set against a backdrop of ghostly pale and likely freckled skin. We shudder thinking about it. As any interior designer will tell you, bright accents like orange curtains can really spruce up a room, but orange carpet? How do you colour coordinate that? We don’t want to know.

The No Friller inside me

Shopping for groceries is not something K&K relishes. Between the whining kids, the guilt of not bringing enough recyclable bags and people in front of us in the checkout line who without fail find something wrong with their bill and require a price check, the entire experience is about as enjoyable as an episode of Brothers & Sisters. But that has changed since the arrival of a new supermarket a few blocks from our house… No Frills. As the name would suggest, No Frills lacks many of the bells and whistles of regular grocery stores. There’s no bakery, deli or butcher, the cashiers sometimes appear to be using a cash register for the first time and the selection of


products is downright strange. On the other hand, the store stocks our favourite brand of gingerbeer at nearly half the price of other supermarkets, and the clean, modernist design of its no-name line of products appeals to the Helvetica-font lover in us. However, the best part about shopping at No Frills is the high-octane music that pumps over the store’s loudspeakers like a high school dance circa 1986. For instance, the last time we took a stroll down the eerily uninhabited aisles of No Frills, we were treated to Wang Chung’s titular party song “Everybody Wang Chung Tonight,” followed by A-ha’s “Take on Me” before closing out our evening in the checkout line with the soothing and contemplative observations of Eddie Rabbitt’s “I Love a Rainy Night.” Not only did we leave the store feeling recharged, but our dark blue jeans had mysteriously turned into stonewash denim, our hair suddenly became feathered and our revitalized blood began to surge through our nowpubescent veins with the strength of a thousand shaker-knit sweaters. In no uncertain terms, we had wang chunged that night. Across the nation, around the world, everybody wang chung tonight.




Regional Italian-themed room brings comfort food to East Hastings

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The Hired Belly is always impressed when a restaurant hits the ground running. That’s the case with Campagnolo Roma (2297 East Hastings, ph. 604-569-0456), the latest offering from the folks behind Refuel and Main Street’s original Campagnolo. After confounding the naysayers who wondered why they’d open on Main Street’s gritty edge, Tom Doughty and Robert Belcham have unveiled another, quite different neighbourhood space, located near the heart of the former Italian district, not far from the PNE. It’s a welcoming and compact spot where, as the cheerful manager noted, “Every square foot of real estate counts!” Early one recent Saturday evening, almost a third of the 15 tables were occupied by at least a one or two patrons under the age of five. Good for them. It’s not often you see such a family-friendly room in Vancouver, at least outside of the Chinese community. The name says it all, with a menu focused towards Roman classics, compared to the original room’s more northern flavours. Both concentrate on straightforward but authentically interpreted fare, driven by the same relentless quest for the best in local ingredients that helped put Fuel on the map. The room is a blend of olive, black

Campagnolo Roma’s deceptively wide ranging menu includes spaghetti and photo Tim Pawsey spot prawns. and maple—from ingeniously arranged panelling, all part of a decor that’s understated to complement the casual feel of the menu. Chef Ted Anderson works small miracles in this Lilliputian kitchen, such as the Suppli (Rome’s answer to Sicily’s Arancini), with rich molten ricotta and risotto packed into bronzed fritters, in a pool of olive oil and salsa verde. We’ll be back for this dish alone. The small menu is deceptively wideranging, with an emphasis on pizza and pasta (and dolce such as honey panna cotta) but also an intriguing antipasti selection and evolving daily chalkboard specials that emphasize

the season. Right now these include a deftly balanced, chili-spiced serving of fresh peeled spot prawns tangled in al dente spaghetti ($15, $20), and olive oil drizzled burrata cheese with housemade, crusty pane bianco, sporting just the right amount of sea salt ($15). This is comfort food in its truest, most unpretentious and affordable form. Wines are smartly priced (a $6.50 glass of crisp Fratelli Martini Gavi goes nicely with the spaghetti), and the bar also offers R&B specially made Campagnolo ale on tap, along with smart cocktails. Trendy it’s not. There’s a refreshing lack of hipster action here, in a neighbourhood still dotted with old school stores, and where they take their food seriously. Already there’s been no shortage of return visits from locals—plus more than a few Italian old-timers have dropped by and been impressed, says Doughty. The duo says they wouldn’t mind opening a couple more regionally themed rooms in different parts of the city. As far as we’re concerned, they can come knocking on our door any time. ••• Former easterners’ ears will perk up at the news that Montreal’s long-running and much lauded Dunn’s Smoked Meat will be setting up its first B.C. outpost in the downtown space formerly occupied by Capitol 6 cinemas, with an opening planned for early fall. Cue the pickles. It’s long past time Vancouver had its own brisket bazaar. Twitter: @hiredBelly

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Kids fest is still alright Infinitus: From Handel to Hip Hop

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You might think a string trio— cello, viola and violin—isn’t exactly kids’ fare, but Infinitus (identical twins Anthony and Alex Cheung, and John “Adidam” Littlejohn) isn’t your ordinary trio. Young and hip, they make their program interactive with kids listening for “hidden”’ songs (such as “Twinkle, Twinkle” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb”) in jazz classics and original music. They get the children “conducting” the William Tell Overture—speeding up and slowing down to keep the mini-conductors on their toes. And they make a game of learning some string instrument techniques like pizzicato and flautando that produces a thin, flute-like sound. Billed as an “all ages” show, the 45-minute program, however, is not great for babesin-arms. And while Anthony,

String trio Infinitus finds the hidden songs in jazz classics and original music. Alex and John encourage participation, it’s difficult to turn the younger children off after discovering, for example, the Sponge Bob Square Pants or Dora The Explorer theme music embedded in something entirely different. Credit goes to these terrifically talented guys for soldiering on in spite of the excited, ongoing chatter; call me a curmudgeon, I think Infinitus is too good to waste on little kids. The festival has moved from Vanier Park digs to Granville Island where it uses existing

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Shera Kelly and Julia Spitale are taking the passions that fuel them on the road. They’re combining their love of cycling, cooking and playing music in The Wheely Slow Cooking Tour of Western Canada. The tour kicks off with a Velopalooza ride of the same name, June 10, followed by a concert in Kelly’s Kitsilano backyard. They will perform at a farmers market in Maple Ridge the next day, travel as far as Moose Jaw, Sask., and end the tour June 23 at Foxglove Farm on Salt Spring Island. The two singer-songwriters found hosts on Facebook, and Spitale, a part-time personal cook in Vancouver, will whip up meals for their hosts using the ingredients they have on hand. Kelly will lead bike tours in at least three towns. “People like the community aspect of we are musicians and we’re promoting our music, but at the same time we want to cook for the families that we’re staying with and get them involved,” Kelly said. “Rather than just we’re playing a show for you and then see you later.” Although cycling figures heavily in their itinerary, the tour will be conducted by vehicle. “We are not that physically fit... We’re not Jeremy Fisher,” laughed Kelly, referring to the singer-songwriter who has toured across North America by bike at least three times and last year spearheaded a bike tour of an eight-piece musical collective called The Malahat Revue to the Gulf Islands and southern Vancouver Island. Kelly, a cycling enthusiast who grew up in the Armstrong-Vernon area, released her debut EP, A Bicycle Commuter’s Anthem, to a soldout crowd at the Media Club in February. She and Spitale will perform solo and as

a duo on tour, but Kelly usually plays with a band. Her song “Bicycle,” which is punctuated with a bike bell and a trumpet, mentions helmet hair and fearing “cellphone steering.” Kelly also writes about her small town roots, the challenges of overcoming love lost and learning to grow in a new environment. She says she’s been compared by reviewers to Sarah McLachlan and Joni Mitchell. She’s a fan of quirky songwriters including Sarah Harmer and Regina Spektor. The 27-year-old, who started performing after she completed music school in Nelson four years ago, dedicated the album to her cyclist peers and donated 10 per cent of CD sales at her release party to the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition and Better Environmentally Sound Transportation. She’ll donate five per cent of CD sales on tour to VACC. Spitale decided in 2009 to develop her artistic side. She gave up TV and wrote a few songs. After a friend asked her what she would do if she could do anything, she quit her job in community development to focus on music and cooking. “It was definitely not on the advice of my mom,” she said, referring to Filomena Spitale, who works in sales at the Courier. “She might have had a mini heart attack and is still having heart attacks.” The indie folk-pop artist, who grew up in North Vancouver, released the single “Woman or Man #4” last month as a followup to her debut CD, Songs from the Cottage. Spitale describes her songs as flirty, fun and introspective and says she’s been compared to Ingrid Michaelson and Sarah Harmer. Spitale, who also has a background in communications, plans to interview the farmers they play for on their tour and to share videos of them on her blog. The Velopalooza ride starts on Granville Island at 4:30 p.m. For info, see “Gates” to the backyard concert open at 7:30 p.m. Info at Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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June 5 - 11, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: This week and next pile work on your shoulders – and health, diet concerns. That’s OK, nothing you can’t handle; all will flow fairly smoothly. (Take care in both areas Monday and Thursday nights.) Your luck is starting to grow in romantic, creative, pleasurable, speculative and child-oriented zones – it will last until summer 2012. You might neither see nor sense this for a long while, then suddenly, an event occurs. Be open, ready – and innocent enough to believe! Sunday/Monday bring secrets and money decisions. Midweek’s gentle, wise. Be ambitious Thursday night onward! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The focus lies on romance, creative ventures, art, beauty, pleasure, vacation, risk and speculation, and child-oriented projects. But these are nothing compared to the huge year-long streak of the same that will arrive by mid-2012 – one that will fulfill a major life-wish! Prepare for that time by building a secure platform psychologically, emotionally and in concrete terms (e.g., buy a house).Your luck in real estate, domesticity, with children, security, retirement, gardening, Mother Nature – will reach a decade high from June 22, 2011 to mid-June , 2012. Don’t start early! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The emphasis lies on your home, security, children, nourishment, on Mother Nature, retirement, endings and beginnings. A minor new phase or project might begin in these areas midweek. Usually this phase (late May to late June) creates a restful, sluggish mood designed to give you a mid-year rejuvenation. But this time a lot of errands, trips, visits, calls and paperwork keep you busy. June 4 starts a year in which your career will involve a lot of running around and communicating. Romance disappoints Friday, flows smoothly Saturday. One met before Friday isn’t compatible. • Reading: 416-686-5014



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Specializing in drywall & textured ceiling repairs, drywall finishing, stucco repairs, painting. Fully insured.

FOR EXPERT Drywall, Taping & Finishing, Bob @ 604-520-9888 leave msg. or call after 5pm

A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162

VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255

Wayne The Drywaller

QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522



CONCRETE SPECIALIST Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

Reasonable rates. 35 yrs. exp. For free estimates call Mario


A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free ests. Call Basile 604-617-5813 Concrete Specialist. Garages, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551 DRIVEWAYS, Sidewalks, Stairs, Floors, Forming, Landscaping, Any renovations. 778-881-0961 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure Wash, Seal Larry 778-882-0098



BAJ MINI EXCAVATING Sewer/storm, drains, oil tanks, paving, retain wall. 604-779-7816



CITY LINK DRYWALL LTD WCB, liability insured. 20 yrs exp. Call Indy. Free Est. 604-780-5302

Quality Drywall Finishing. Textured Ceilings & Repair. Renov Specialist. No job too small. 837-1785


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 ABACUS Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493

Apartments & Condos

1 BR + den + patio, garden level. Quiet complex for seniors 55+ with community lounge, near bus/shops. $1230/mth. ns/np. West King Edward Ave, Phone 10 am 4pm Mon -Fri . 604-671-0965 1BDRM/1BTH 147 E.1st Street LARGE 1BR+DEN, 1st-Lonsdale, deck, view, BBQ, f/p, d/w, w/d, u/g prkg, gym, strg locker, 1yr lease, July 1, Small Pets OK $1,500 Monthly Call: (250) 686-9850 or email:

Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments & Townhouses. Heat, hot water & lrg storage locker included. Many units have spacious patios & balconies with gorgeous views. Tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry, gated parking, plus shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School & more. Sorry no pets.

Call 604-327-1178 Managed by Dodwell Strata Management Ltd.


Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158 West Coast Cedar Installations New or repaired outdoor cedar specialists since 1991 604-270-2358 or 604-788-6458


Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224


Refinishing • Installation • New & Old Floors Ph. 604 293.0057 Cel. 604 657.8931

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


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


one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 BACKHOE, drainage, excavation, concrete driveway, sidewalk, pavers, retaining walls, bob cat, landscape trucking 604-833-2103


Apartments & Condos

1Bdrm Apt top floor beauty w/balcony, quiet bldg, carpet, new lino, new paint, ht, hw, cable, pkg, locker, elevator, coin laund, walk dist to all shops & transit, NS, lease. RMD $925./m No Pets (604) 241-3772 1230 Haro St. West End 1 bd h/wd flrs, gas fp, blcny, inste wd, court yard garden, secure ug prkg, ns np $1,550 604-961-5684 BEAUTIFUL SUITES Marpole area. Bach, 1 & 2 BRs. Newer kitchens & baths. H/W flrs, balcony/patio. $800 & up. Incl heat, h/water, 2 appl. 604-327-9419 or 778-855-8666

Duplexes - Rent

6378 Beatrice St. 3 br 1 den. 2.5 bath, 1. garage, 1203sf, lease, np, ns, $2300, now Eric Royal Pacific Prop. Mngt. 604-723-7368


Furnished Accommodation

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom in the Westend Vancouver at reas rates. call 604-684-7811 or visit



Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured





LANGARA GARDENS 601 West 57th Ave, Van


CHARLIE’S ELECTRIC Co. #94835 all electric needs, reas rates bonded WCB 778-888-4528




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


Aussie Excavations. Same day quote, Retaining walls, drainage, all types jobs Tim 778-322-3002

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

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HOMESTAYS WANTED for students from Spain. June 29 to July 28. Remuneration $800 email:

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof install, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508 PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION. Quick & Clean, Good prices. Free Est. ★ 604-566-4429


Flooring/ Refinishing

CARPET, VINYL & HARDWOOD Repair & Replace. Material sales Dwight, 778-322-6048 I’ll show you the inexpensive route


Glass Mirrors


Store Fronts • Windows & Doors Broken Glass • Foggy Glass Patio Doors • Mirrors • Etc. 2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-603-9655




NO HST! til June 30 • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee


• Sales & Installation of 5’’ Continuous Gutter • Minor Repairs • Cleaning

604-420-4800 Established 1963

GUTTER CLEANING, repairs installation; powerwashing and window cleaning. Call Dynamic Gutters & Exteriors 604-439-9417 Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606




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604-808-0370 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in. 604 782-4322


Lawn & Garden







224-3669 Expert Pruning ISA By Certified Arborist Ornamental & Fruit Trees, Shrubs & Hedges Northwest Arboriculture Colin Malcolm, Insured


Tree Topping, Clean-Up, Planting, Trimming, Power Raking, Aeration, etc. • Westside & Eastside

RJR Small Projects Division Part of RJR group

Since 1989

WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745


AVANTI GARDEN SERVICES Spring cleanup, new design, planting, etc. Laura 604-264-0775



Houses - Rent

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale Cr, HOUSE, 3bd w/ 2bd suite, quiet neigh., hot tub & pool.......$2,188/M CLOVERDALE - 18898 65th Ave, HOUSE, 3900 sqft, 5bd & 2 suites,

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

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

Suites/Partial Houses

BEST PRICE! Bath, kitchen, plumbing, flooring, painting, etc. Call Mic, 604-725-3127

quiet neigh, great location.$1,888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663


1 BR bsmt, 52nd & Fraser area, nr bus & school, June 1st, incl utils & cable, ns, np. 604-340-8314 or 778-839-0740

HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740

1 br ground level suite, July 1. Newly reno, new appls, alarm, own entry, $800 incld utils no wd, ns, np, 59/Windsor 604-779-3712

HOME REPAIRS - No job too small. Carpentry, painting, fencing, drywall, baseboards, lam flooring, deck repairs, p/washing, gutters. Brian, 604-266-2547 / 785-4184

2 BR $1,000 incl. util, avail now, bright grd lvl, new houme nr bus/ school, Prince Albert & 43rd, 604-327-0671or 604-329-3730 VAN KILARNEY quiet 2 BR + den, main flr, lrg f/yd, 1,000sf, lrg kitch, full bath, w/d. NS/NP. Jul1. $1100 + 1/2 utils. 604-433-4627


Warehouse/ Commercial

SALMON ARM Trans Canada Hwy location, for lease 5180 sq ft building. 7 bays showroom & offices. Call 1.250.888.4701

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BARK MULCH 604-290-2879 or 604-328-6355 EXP. GARDENER. Spring clean ups, weeding, pruning, hedges, new soil. Ron 604-202-2176 EXP. RELIABLE gardener spring clean up, new turf, lawn, pruning, planting, aerating, 604-783-2627 JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126


Cameron 604-739-8241 LAWNS CUT Mowing, trimming & small pruning jobs. Call Andrew 604-708-1152

REASONABLE RATES Expert lawn,hedge & garden care Free est.. Greg 604-267-0373 Royal Garden Lawn cut, edging, power raking, pruning, tree/hedge trimming WCB Ins. 604-754-8407 Semi Retired Gardener, 35 years exp. Garden cleanups, pruning, free est. 604-277-6075 WILDHORSEGARDENS.CA ✫Eco Garden Care✫ Free Consultation & Estimates. Call Today! 604-328-4498



MASONRY and REPAIRS •Stone Walls •Bricks •Chimneys •Slate Patio/Sidewalk •Fireplaces All Concrete Work & more. George • 604-365-7672


LAWNS CUT, yard clean-up, hedges pruned, trees trimmed, gutters, rubbish. 604-773-0075

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P/U or delivery. Covered storage. (604) 644-1878



Oil Tank Removal


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

For Free Estimates Call

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Serving West Side since 1987

Painting/ Wallpaper


Moving & Storage


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


Int. & Ext. Specialist, 20 yrs exp. * Reas. Rates, High Quality * Fast, clean, with ref’s Licensed, Insured & WCB

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



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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount



Moving. Storage. Deliveries Local & Long Distance MOVERS.... Residential. Commercial. Industrial. Truck for Clean-ups

garage, basement, backyard.

(604) 875-9072 873-5292

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~


BEST RATE MOVING Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates! Starting $30/ hour Licensed & Insured

• Local & Long Distance • Avail. 24/7 incl. holidays • Seniors Discount • Delivery to/from YVR Airport



Pianos Flat Rate Estimates Free Experience Priceless STORAGE



Painting & Decorating Ltd. NO JOB TOO SMALL Quality work est. 1973

Colour Consulting Included Free Estimate 604-733-2865 AAA Professional int/ext painter & wall paperer. Guar work. Free est. John 604-318-2059 (Kits) ACCURATE PAINTING - Int & ext. Competitive prices. 15+ yrs exp. Henry cell 604-754-9661 Exterior Painting $1 per sq ft house including paint PETER 604 812 8900 FEMALE PAINTER with 20 yrs exp. in painting & home design. Free estimate call 604-837-8929 JACK’S PAINTING, free est.. int. & ext. power washing, work guar. 604-433-0309 ..604-341-3415 MASTER MATCH PAINTING. Int & Ext. Good Prices, 18 yrs exp. Thomas 604-724-8648 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. PASSION FOR PAINTING Int & Ext, power wash. Free Est. WCB. David 604-942-0115

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Patios/Decks/ Railings

AMIGO'S MOVING. Delivery. Storage. No Job too Small or Big. Clean up, Garage, Basement. Call 604-782-9511


Insured, from $35/hour, 3 ton 604-319-4204 NORTH VAN MOVER Local & long distance. 778-340-6678 Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

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Lawn & Garden

• Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers


Complete Home Maint./Repairs Certified Trained Pros. For that small job. Rates you can afford.


Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, 604-782-5288

A-SMART Move! We are a PROFESSIONAL Moving Company, with prompt, and friendly service. Specializing in studio, 1 or 2 bedroom moves and deliveries. You can be confident that you’ll have great experience with us. Call: (778) 847-8426

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

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ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936


Since 1989


❑ Warranty ❑ References ❑ Fully Insured ❑ Renovations & Waterproofing ❑ Complete Bathroom Renovations ❑ All Plumbing & Electrical


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Winner of Gold & Silver Georgie Awards

• • • •

Winner of the National SAM Award

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


10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 BS & SONS gas heating & plumbing. Certified. Renos, h/w tanks, boilers, drains. 24 hrs. 671-6815


Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000

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When your house is great except… ❏ The kitchen’s too

small ❏ You need another bedroom ❏ The carport could be a two-car garage ❏ One bathroom just isn’t enough anymore

We Fix The “EXCEPTS…” Since 1978


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Rubbish Removal

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Disposal & Recycling Best Price Guaranteed Fully Insured



Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064

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★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030 BATHROOMS • Basement suites sewer line, drainage & tiling. All renos. John: 604-617-5054


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REPAIRS & RENOVATIONS Electrical, plumbing, carpentry, all work to code. 27 yrs on West Side Call Greg 604-644-4554



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Spring Special

#1 ALL TYPES of Renos & Additions Custom cabinets, millwork, etc. Guar.22+ yrs Paul 604-618-7926

*A discount equivalent to the HST will be given, call for details.

ALL IN ONE Professional Handymen, 30+ years exp. Kelly Construction 604-738-7280 or 604-842-8438


25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE


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Advantage Building Maintenance: •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •FREE Estimate 604-802-1918, Spiral Pruning, Tree & Stump Removal, Trimming & Pruning. 604-787-5915

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599

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

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


JORGENSEN ROOFING 3 Generations since 1945! Specializing in Residential Roofs REECE • 604-518-7278 MASTERCRAFT ROOFING Ltd. Right the 1st time! Repairs, reroofing, garage, decks. Hart 322-5517 Trimax Roofing Ltd. Re & new roof, repairs, WCB, Ins. % given to local SPCA. 604-856-4999 Introducing the


Buying or Renting, find a great place to call home.


Omnifine Retractable Screen Door & Window, Awning, Blind 604-340-1136

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior


Window Cleaning

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

604-420-4800 Established 1963

ALL STUCCO, chimney and cement work. Professional, inexpensive reliable and fast 604-715-2071

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


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ALL TYPES window cleaning, powerwashing and gutter repairs, cleaning and installation. Dynamic Gutters & Exteriors 604-439-9417 Waters Home Maintenance Window Cleaning, also gutters. Free est. 604-738-6606

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1994 CADILLAC STS leather, air conditioning, power, full loaded. Good condition $2700 or best offer. Call 604-853-4269

1997 CHEV Cavalier 119k kms, 4 dr, white, auto, new battery, 2 new tires. No accid’s. Excell cond. 1 owner. $3800 obo. 604-420-9456


Scrap Car Removal


Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086 Fraserview Roofing Ltd. 15 yrs exp. re-roof & repair specialists, Gary 604-897-3614

Tree Services

A.J.K. MOVING Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job Lic#32839 604-875-9072


Scrap Car Removal

FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Top $$ for complete cars. Flat Rate Towing Service avail. Call ★ 604-720-0067


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Sports & Imports

1985 MERCEDES 380SL, 2 door, hard/soft, mint, collector plates, 140k, runs great $12,000 obo. Call 604-874-1658



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2006 Mercedes C230 silver, sun rf, ex condit, no acc, under warranty. 43kms. $19,000. 604 929 3311

2003 Nissan Sentra Manual 213,000 kms 2003 Nissan Sentra SER Spec V. Yellow, All power, standard 6spd, sun/moon roof, spoiler, cruise, am/fm cd sound system with sub. All ways maintained, in fantastic condition. $4,900 Call: (778) 772-6314



1999 SAAB Htckbck, great cond, aircared, 178k km, new brakes, 9 tires. Price negot. 604-762-4237 2005 29FT JaycoTrailer. like new, winterized, Awning, strg, slide, ac, $16,000obo 604-997-9201

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Sports & Imports

2008.5 NISSAN Titan Ext cab, unique 8 ft bed, loaded, Flex fuel. well maintained & serviced, some warranty remaining. $24,750 Firm 604-328-0070.

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2004 BWM X5, 3.0L, auto, silver/ black interior, huge sunroof, 104,000miles. New trans/radiant, tires. $16,500. Call 604-669-6339



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* We Remove & Recycle Anything*


A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936





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Designers throw in measure of Jeep toughness previously missing

New Compass moving in new direction davidchao The Jeep Compass was first launched as a 2007 model at the same time as its fraternal compact SUV twin the Jeep Patriot. Compass was the more stylish contemporary face of Jeep, while the Patriot went with a classic, more conservative, Jeep styling. The 2011 redesign of Compass takes it down a little different path and adds some new toughness that was lacking in the original. It’s now a Jeep that not only looks more like a Jeep—it performs more like a Jeep, too. The 2011 Compass is available in Sport, North

and Limited trim levels and a wide range of options and option packages. All come with a host of interior upgrades, and improved ride and handling characteristics courtesy of upgraded steering and suspension systems. Two four-wheel-drive systems are now offered in Compass, the Freedom Drive I and the new Freedom Drive II, which comes with a low range setting for off-road use. On a dry road, all drive goes to the front wheels but up to 60 per cent can be redirected to the rear wheels when needed. The mid-axle coupling is a two-stage electronic clutch system that Jeep claims is more efficient than a viscous coupling. My test Compass also came with a four-wheel-drive lock switch for this coupling that splits drive 50/50, a useful feature when driving off-road. The engine choices are a 2-litre that can produce 158 horsepower and 141 lbs.-ft of torque, or a 2.4-litre that

The 2011 Compass is road friendly and fuel efficient. can produce 172 horsepower and 165 lbs.-ft of torque at a lower engine speed. Fuel economy is a little better with a 2-litre under the hood, but it’s probably not enough (for most people) to forfeit the extra power offered by the 2.4-litre engine.

Drive goes to the front wheels and there are optional all-wheel-drive packages available. If serious fourwheeling is contemplated, the trail-rated Freedom II off-road package is the one, as it provides more ground clearance and undercarriage steel skid plates that protect

the gas tank, transmission and engine oil pan. This package also includes a transmission lowrange mode, a hill descent feature, a brake-lock differential and an oil cooler for the engine. A down-side is extra weight, which decreases performance and in-

creases fuel consumption. Design—The Jeep Compass appears to be struggling to find a unique identity. It now looks like a smaller version of the redesigned 2011 Grand Cherokee. The last-generation Jeep Compass from the front looked like a smaller version of the Jeep Liberty. The styling makeover includes a clamshell hood with a subtle power bulge, new front fenders, new headlamps and the iconic seven-slot Jeep grille gets a new chrome treatment. To complete the front transformation, the fog lamps are now high output projector lamps. In general there’s more chrome-like trim on the exterior of Compass, plus new LED tail lights on the Limited model. There’s also new lower protective cladding, and the end result is a vehicle that looks a lot more capable (as well as being more capable) of tackling the unpaved trail. Continued on next page


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Redesign gives Compass ability to tackle unpaved trails

Continued from previous page Interior—A taller seating position makes it easy to slide behind the steering wheel of the Compass, and a high and expansive dash, due to a steeply raked windshield, greets you. Unfortunately, the big dash also makes it somewhat more difficult to judge where the front of the vehicle is when parking, etc. On the other hand, it allows for a good-sized glove box and there’s a handy secondary upper-dash pocket. The centre console has a small storage box and the top doubles as a centre armrest that slides forward. Minor but important new comfort features include soft-touch front-door trim

panels with a padded upper surface plus backlighting on door switches, door locks, windows and power mirror controls. The new three-spoke Jeep steering wheel comes with integrated controls that allow more hands-on-wheel operation of a wider range of controls. There’s audio and iPod interface via a Uconnect media centre, and other options include Sirius satellite radio, navigation, power sunroof and a premium audio system with nine Boston Acoustic speakers. In the rear, the Compass is surprisingly spacious and suited to taller-than-average occupants. The seatback is high and there’s space under the seat in front to slide

feet. The seatbacks can also split 60/40, fold flat and have a recline feature for added passenger comfort. Safety—The side-curtain airbags are linked to the electronic stability control system (called ESP) and provides an added rollover protection system called Electronic Roll Mitigation. Taller vehicles have some built-in occupant safety benefits in a collision with another vehicle, but a higher centre of gravity also makes them more prone to rollover. Performance—While it looks different on the outside, the Compass is largely unchanged under the hood, although there are some steering and suspension modifications. In addition

to more interior creature comforts, it also offers a much better highway ride than its ultimate offroad partner, the Jeep Wrangler. The engine is noisy when started cold (sounds like a diesel), but smooths out quickly when it gets up to operating temperature. It was mated to an automatic in my test Compass and it’s a high-efficiency CVT (continuously variable) type.

The driver sits tall SUVstyle, yet the new Compass has many car-like amenities including a pull-up type park brake lever and a large dead-pedal for the driver’s left foot. While the steering wheel column is not a telescopic type, the wheel did have a tilt feature and the driver’s seat cushion was height adjustable. Extra wide front A-pillars can block side vision

in some situation, but in general the Compass has pretty good driver sight lines. The score—The ruggedly handsome redesign of the 2011 Jeep Compass moves it more in tune with the Jeep nameplate without losing its road-friendly and fuelefficient attributes. With files from Bob McHugh.


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