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Vol. 102 No. 39 • Established 1908 • West

21 25 Bureaucrats balk at ‘Fast Food’ restaurant name K&K’s Canucks playoff haiku Grand dragons

Proprietors note heritage angle Cheryl Rossi Staff writer

David Duprey outside the Rumpus Room on Main Street.

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Another Vancouver restaurant has been forced to change its name because provincial bureaucrats have dubbed its original handle misleading. David Duprey and Rachel Zottenberg wanted their upcoming restaurant on Main at East 11th Avenue to be called Fast Food Restaurant. But the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, which operates under the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, told them it cannot license fast food or take-out restaurants. Duprey says the name is a riff on the defunct Juicy Fried Chicken, which previously operated at that location. “Our menu, too, is a play on fast food as well, because there’s a lot of deep-

fried stuff that we’re doing. Deep-fried Mars bars, and there’s a lot of ’70s going on, celery with peanut butter, ants on a log, and burgers, and we’re talking about doing a whole burger fried, you know building a burger and then deep frying it.” Consultants hired by Duprey and Zottenberg tried to persuade the branch the name was benign. “The proposed name reflects the heritage of this site and customers will recognize the irony,” noted a letter from H.O.ST. Consulting. But Liquor Control said “the verbiage ‘fast food’ in the proposed establishments [sic] name of ‘Fast Food Restaurant’ misleads patrons as to the nature of the establishment and is contrary to public interest.” See LICENSING on page 4

Veteran park board commissioner won’t run again Loretta Woodcock says women more sympathetic to ‘children or seniors’ Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer Longtime park board commissioner Loretta Woodcock has decided against running for a COPE nomination for November’s municipal race after spending nine years in elected office.

“I will not be running for any elected position in the upcoming civic elections,” she told the Courier. “My first priority will be to increase quality time with family and friends and get back into an exercise routine and international travelling.” Woodcock won a park board

seat under COPE in 2002. She was part of an all-female COPE majority when she was elected for her first term—marking the first time in the park board’s 110-year history there were more female than male commissioners. Woodcock sees gender differences in how men and women see their role in elect-

ed office. She attributes the differences to men’s traditional role as protectors and women’s as nurturers. “Women are less competitive. They’re more conciliatory. They will work with other commissioners regardless of party affiliation,” Woodcock said. “They’re closer to vulnerable populations like chil-

dren or seniors, so they appear to have more connection or interest in helping with these issues.” During her tenure, Woodcock championed International Women’s Day and she notes that celebrations have since expanded across the city. See WOODCOCK on page 4

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Woodcock an advocate for Beaver Lake, bird habitat

Continued from page 1 “To me [International Women’s Day] was less about women’s issues and more about equality and inclusivity for everyone in society, which makes this city a better place for everyone.” Woodcock supported naming a park at West 11th and Yew Street for human rights crusader Rosemary Brown—the first black woman to be elected as an MLA in B.C.—who served Vancouver-Burrard from 1972 to 1979. The park

was dedicated in 2005, two years after Brown died. Woodcock said one of her chief goals as a commissioner was to ensure seniors continue to receive their discount on user fees at community centres, she pushed for the restoration of Beaver Lake, and was opposed to aquarium expansions into the greenspace at Stanley Park. Her latest cause is expanding Vancouver’s bird habitat. She tabled motion at Monday’s park board meeting, which passed unanimously, ask-

“WOMEN ARE LESS COMPETITIVE. THEY’RE MORE CONCILIATORY.” Loretta Woodcock

ing staff to report back on the feasibility of mapping important bird migration, feeding, resting and nesting areas within the city. The goal is to apply the infor-

mation to tree planting and other planting decisions and in park redevelopment programs in order to attract and sustain habitat for migratory birds. It would

be inserted into the city’s urban forest management planning process. As Woodcock prepares to leave office, she sees challenges in the park board’s future. The city’s efforts to keep houses taxes down has translated into fewer operating dollars for the park board, which has caused an increase in user fees, according to Woodcock who’s concerned about the future affordability of user fees in parks and community centres for young

families and seniors. Woodcock added that increased densification in Vancouver makes it more challenging to provide sufficient park space and to expand public facilities to accommodate the increasing population. She’s also worried about finding adequate capital dollars to replace aging infrastructure such as community centres, playgrounds, upgrading parks and renewal of outdoor aquatic facilities. noconnor@vancourier.com Twitter: @Naoibh

Licensing official says branch approves most venue names

Continued from page 1 Duprey and Zottenberg proposed an alternative name, Rumpus Room, which was approved. “The drag about it is that we had our signs all made. We’ve been working on a logo for months,” Duprey said. “The whole story’s funny except for the fact that it cost us thousands of dollars.” Duprey adds proprietors aren’t permitted to apply for a liquor licence until they’re

nearly ready to open. “Which is just crazy because I would have loved to call them three months ago and say this is what we want to do and then have them reject it, and then it would have saved us all the money and pain and hassle.” A spokesperson for Liquor Control and Licensing said proposed names are approved in most cases. “On occasion, roughly three times a year, a name is proposed that is

not reflective of the type of liquor licence they are applying for, and in those cases, the branch contacts the applicant to clarify requirements regarding names and signs,” read an emailed statement from policy and communications. Six Acres in Gastown suffered a similar fate in 2006. The owners registered its first name, Moonshine Café, with one provincial department in 2005 and opened at

the start of 2006 using the previous establishment’s liquor licence, which didn’t need to be transferred for six weeks. They erected a sign, created a website and printed business cards. But Liquor Control told Moonshine’s owners they had to change the name because it could mislead patrons about the nature of the business. The Distillery on West Fourth near Arbutus was also forced to change its name and

choose Room 18. Duprey and Zottenberg initially had wanted to call their new place Fast Food Disco. Duprey said Liquor Control told them they could try it but they didn’t pursue it. “You couldn’t call a restaurant a bar or a pub, so I knew if we put that in they would be like oh, it’s not a disco,” he said. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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School kids contribute to book of ‘dreams’ Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer

Last week Ethan Lam achieved what most writers spend entire careers working towards—his words were published. They appear in a book entitled Our Place: Celebrations and Dreams of Vancouver, launched May 9. Lam is an unlikely author— he’s only in kindergarten, which explains his concise, yet endearing style. “Vancouver is special because my house is here,” he wrote. The five-year-old is among 309 students from Sir Wilfrid Laurier elementary at 7350 Laurel St. who contributed to the book, made possible through a $5,000 grant from the City of Vancouver’s 125th anniversary grant program, as well as funds from VanCity’s Oakridge branch and a contribution from Jim Duggan, one of the school’s neighbours. “Without a lot of financial help, it’s not possible for us to have something of this quality. So it really is a beautiful, lasting memento for the children,” explained Laurier principal Janet Souther. Students, whose drawings illustrate the writing, shared their thoughts by answering three questions—where their family came from, what they like about living in Vancouver and their

Sir Wilfred Laurier students (left) Isabella Wong and Ethan Lam check out Our Place, Celebrations and Dreams of Vancouver. photo Dan Toulgoet dream or birthday wish for the city’s future. A portion of John Xu’s entry focused on nature. “Vancouver is a beautiful city. Vancouver has good air and many plants and trees. The best part of Vancouver is that we have snowcaps on our mountains,” wrote the Grade 6 student. Marisol Petersen, coordinator of the West One Community Schools Team, secured the city grant for Laurier’s book project.

The five-member team works with 22 schools on the West Side, providing out-of-school programs and services, along with events that connect students with their communities. “It’s a very ethnically and culturally diverse area of the city. There are lots of young people who have that new immigrant story to tell and share—that’s so integral to what this 125 years of Vancouver [celebration] is all about,” Petersen said. “We really

used this book to highlight literacy, diversity and young people’s voices in community planning.” Isabella Wong, a Grade 6 student, touched on myriad subjects, including housing prices and the HST. “Where do you live? I live in Vancouver, the best city EVER. It is resourceful, and also very big! We also have a wood industry (which makes paper, furniture, and much more), a mining industry, fishing industry… what

more can you want? Plus, almost everyone has a house, and the children are all very educated. Vancouver is GREAT!,” she wrote, noting there’s room for improvement—she wishes the HST would go down and that we could manage our resources and keep the environment clean. Petersen considers the book “spectacular.” “It really captures young peoples’ voices in terms of what is important to them in their community and in the future. It shows we can’t underestimate what kids think and feel when it comes to big issues that include things like sustainability and safety and health…,” she said. “These are obviously things they’re hearing about from their families in discussions, but also in the media. That’s one thing we can take away from this document—that young people’s voices have a place and should be heard and celebrated.” The book launch tied in with Laurier’s school focus on writing and it kicked off its three-day writers’ festival last week. The school printed 375 copies, which are being sold for $20 each, with additional copies priced at $25 each. Proceeds from sales are going towards Laurier’s legacy garden. noconnor@vancourier.com Twitter: @Naoibh


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Pro-injection site researchers craft studies, rebuff questions

Media mainlines Insite Kool-Aid during court case

Last week the Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments for and against the supervised injection site at 139 East Hastings where addicts shoot street-bought heroin and other drugs under the watchful eye of nurses. The federal Conservative government wants to enforce criminal law and possibly shut down Insite while the province’s pro-Insite argument centres on provincial healthcare rights. While a decision is pending, the mainstream media, in its infinite wisdom, has already decided the case. Subsequently, media coverage of the proceedings excludes key elements of Insite history. Early last decade, Dr. Julio Mon-

Insite researcher Thomas Kerr sion, saves vulnerable women from harm and helps quell neighbourhood disorder. The studies provide vital ammunition against Insite critics and exploit media ignorance. (All media members who actually read the Insite studies, please raise your hand.) In April, Kerr and company staged a press conference celebrating the publication of a proInsite study in the Lancet medical journal. Press trumpets blared. The Insite debate was over. But wait. Medical journals routinely publish controversial studies to stimulate discussion and attract readership. Editors at the Lancet don’t know Vancouver or its culture. They have no more insight

(pardon the pun) into the Downtown Eastside than the editors at Sports Illustrated. Barring an independent analysis involving experts from healthcare, addictions recovery and law enforcement, we’ll never know Insite’s true impact on addicts and the neighbourhood. Due to the politicization of pro-Insite research, debating the research is largely pointless. Nevertheless, in 2009, after Kerr and company released 33 glowing Insite study summaries, I asked him to explain their methodology (survey details, participant profiles). He refused. When asked about a conflict of interest (advocates conducting studies), he threatened me with legal action. Also in 2009, the Portland Hotel Society, co-operators of Insite, slapped a defamation and slander lawsuit on Colin Mangham, a research scientist whose 2007 report published in the Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice, a public health journal funded by the U.S. Department of Justice and critical of harm reduction policy, questioned the findings of the Insite research.

So it’s tough sledding for Insite skeptics. Counter claims to pro-Insite research require equal amounts of time, money and resources. Not to mention several years and hundreds of study participants shepherded by Insitefriendly organizations such as the Portland Hotel Society. To reject the research is to “ignore the evidence.” To question so-called harm reduction is to embrace a failed war on drugs. But don’t blame pro-Insite researchers. Blame the mainstream media, which parrots Insite press releases without context or caveat. Insite’s latest claim—a 35 per cent decline in overdose deaths since 2003—made headlines, conjuring images of alleys lined with dead addicts if not for supervised injection in the Downtown Eastside. But according to Health Canada, Insite accounts for fewer than five per cent of drug injections in the neighbourhood. How could five per cent of neighbourhood injections produce a 35 per cent decline in overdose deaths? Just asking. mhasiuk@vancourier.com Twitter: @MarkHasiuk

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Imagine fear rising in the hearts of politicians in some of the small municipalities in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. This isn’t because the next round of local elections is imminent and they’re worried their citizens will stay home because of exhaustion from too many trips to the polls. Their concern is a matter much closer to their wallets. It will affect the biggest item on their budget—the wages and benefits they pay to their employees. These municipal leaders, along with all the rest in the regional district, are about to face another round of collective bargaining with their unions. It’s the first in the past five years. For decades, they have relied on the regional Labour Relations Bureau (LRB) to assist them in this effort while reducing the possibilities of whipsawing by municipal unions is disintegrating. Two months ago, regional politicians were handed a report on the LRB’s future prepared by independent labour relation specialist Jim Dorsey. It recently became public. Dorsey’s lengthy and thoughtful report observes: “While the organization is a spent force for some members for its core labour negotiations purpose, it has valuable resources for all that must not be lost.” This isn’t the first time the organization based on voluntary membership has come under review. Nor is it the first time it appeared to becoming unhinged since the three founding municipalities— Burnaby, New Westminster and Vancouver— agreed to bargain collectively with their unions

allengarr back in 1964. But through all the years of inter-municipal bickering and bumbling with more labour peace than labour war, this point in the LRB’s history seems a major turning point if not a final chapter. That is because, if for no other reason, the four biggest municipalities in the region representing more than 60 per cent of the population and employing 60 per cent of the unionized workforce will no longer participate in this collective exercise. That includes Surrey, which was never really in; Richmond, which has been on the sidelines for some time; Burnaby, which gave notice to withdraw a number of years ago; and now, Vancouver, which served notice it was bailing two years ago and will be out by the next round of negotiations when the current collective agreements expire in December. Dorsey is convinced that nothing will bring Sur-

rey or Richmond back nor is there anything to convince Burnaby or Vancouver to change their minds. And, incidentally, Delta and West Vancouver have served notice they will also go it alone. Vancouver did threaten to pull out about 15 years ago and was convinced to stick with it. This time, though, the municipality that pays over $1 million or almost 40 per cent of the cost for operating the LRB, seems determined to split. Vancouver simply thinks it can do better, certainly better than what took place the last time out in 2007. Just to remind you: “Sam’s strike” of 2007, when Sam Sullivan was mayor, was a 12-week event that may have been only the second longest in the city’s history. But it was the broadest in terms of the number of workers on strike. And it was provoked by the city calling for a rare “final offer vote” in an attempt to get around the union leadership. While Vancouver fiddled with the LRB bargaining process, Richmond settled with its workers on a five-year deal worth a very rich 17.5 per cent. It was designed to keep the 2010 Winter Olympics strike-free. And it set the pattern for the whole region. That Olympic legacy, as it were, has been the main factor in generating property tax increases in Vancouver every year since. While Dorsey admits the LRB is a spent force for some, he recommends there is value in it continuing in a more scaled back form. Failing to find the commitment to do that is a thought that’s causing many municipal leaders that sense of fear. agarr@vancourier.com

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opinion DOCTOR NOTES HAIR LENGTH, GROUP SETTINGS

Lousy emails foment fear and head checks By the time I read the fourth email alert in two months about head lice at my daughter’s school aloud, the looks of revulsion on my co-workers’ faces were unmistakable. Matters weren’t helped when I mentioned my son’s daycare had reported two cases of lice. Then I heard our local community centre was reporting cases. (Don’t worry. These are not in Vancouver.) Were those glares of fear when my co-workers saw me scratch my head? I don’t blame them. They reacted the same way I do anytime I see my daughter scratch her head, despite my daily nit checks. (Nits are lice eggs if you don’t know and a sesame seed-sized louse can lay 10 a day, becoming full adults in just over two weeks.) For a couple of nights, I even made cowardly excuses not to lie in her bed to read her a book as our heads always touch when I do. Lice, I’m told, are common. More common today? Or less? I come from a family of eight children and have no recollection of any of my five brothers or two sisters getting lice. I recall only my mother’s repeated warning not to use another person’s hairbrush or wear their hat, but that was it. The first case of lice at my daughter’s school was reported before spring break. As a person who likes to look on the bright side of life, I saw that as a good sign. By the time the two-week spring break would be over, the icky bug would be gone. Right? My husband plugged in his electric shaver and sheared my son’s hair boot camp-style. Our long-haired daughter now goes to school with gel smoothing back the wispy hair hanging out of her pig tails or pony tail. I also ran out and bought a lice kit. She’s been scared into not using someone else’s hair brush or wearing their hat, but there isn’t much I can do if headphones are used in class and need to be shared. As dismayed as I was about the recurrence of lice and taking the necessary steps to avoid an infestation, I wasn’t losing sleep over it. But last week’s front page story in the Vancouver Sun about bedbugs potentially carrying bacteria commonly known as the superbug put me on high alert. Like bed bugs, head lice bite and the itching can lead to bleeding. You get my drift. “Don’t worry,” said Dr. John Carsley, a medical health officer with Vancouver Coastal Health. “I’m not concerned about disease transmission.” Carsley had a lighthearted tone to his voice when I bom-

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fionahughes barded him with questions about head lice. He seemed surprised at my naïveté on the subject. But hey, when you and no one in your family has ever had lice, the prospect of an infestation isn’t a joke. Lice are more common now than it was in his day, said a jocose Carsley, who attributes this to a change in teaching methods, resistance to the treatment and the fact we no longer spray kids with DDT. “The No. 1 reason, many more girls had shorter hair than they do now and the second thing is we all sat at our desks like good little pupils and didn’t all have our heads together over tables doing group work and stuff like that. So my solution to lice would be for everyone to have short hair and sits at their desks in rows and behaves, but somehow I don’t think that would be sellable.” Chuckles aside, treatment has become more difficult due to resistance and the fact few, if any, new therapies have come on the market, he said. “It’s a nuisance more than anything else but since it’s so common you’d think there would be a lot of money in it for drug companies but it’s not prescription,” Carsley said. As for Carsley’s DDT reference, which he isn’t endorsing by the way, the controversial insecticide was widely used, including on humans until about 50 years ago. Some are calling for its return, but that’s a topic for another day. His advice: don’t share hats or brushes, check your child’s hair regularly and if there are lice, make sure to complete the head lice shampoo and conditioning treatments as suggested and wash clothing and bed sheets. Carsley also dispelled myths that lice don’t like dirty hair, tea tree oil or hair products, the latter some surmise is why adults don’t fall victim to the bug. But he emphasized, “Lice is not inevitable, but it’s common and it’s an equalopportunity infester. It doesn’t respect rank or privilege.” Did you just scratch your head? For information on lice, go to healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/ hfile06.stm. fhughes@vancourier.com

Readers are divided about the role activist and defeated NDP byelection candidate David Eby plays in the Downtown Eastside. photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “NDP byelection candidate demonizes and denigrates,” May 11. If nothing else, I hope Mark Hasiuk’s column on David Eby and the things he stands for gets us to take a hard look at the way we approach poverty in our city—particularly on the Downtown Eastside. Has instilling anger and paranoia made the streets any safer? Has enabling drug abuse and treating it as if it were a civil liberty made the area any less desperate? We need to ask how much of the “advocacy” is geared towards helping people break out of the cycle of poverty and how much is really aimed at keeping people there? Jesus said “the poor ye shall have always,” but he never said they would be the same poor. Poverty and homelessness are—or should be—temporary conditions. We need to ask whether our approach promotes moving forward or encourages the status quo. Drew Snider, assistant pastor, Gospel Mission

To the editor: Obviously you employ Mark Hasiuk to get a reaction out of people, kind of like Fox and Glenn Beck. I guess it must work ‘cause here I am! But did you need to hire someone who makes me so mad I could spit nails? First, he calls Pivot Legal Society anti-cop. Well, who isn’t with their record of abuses? And an Ontario court and Eby have a “warped worldview” on prostitution because they agree the laws are unconstitutional and are helping kill women? The laws made it all pretty easy for Pickton. The mainstream media embrace Eby because he cares about fairness and people’s rights, not protecting cops and firefighters and he is a much needed voice of reason for everywhere in this city, not just the Downtown Eastside. I live on the West Side and I am certain I’m not the only Eby supporter not living near Main and Hastings. Julia Longpre, Vancouver

To the editor: I’m not impressed with Mark Hasiuk’s article on David Eby. He would do well to offer alternatives to the things he criticizes. Hasiuk misquotes and takes positions out of context. I expect better journalism from the Courier in the future or I may have to put it in the same pile as the Province and Fox News, stuff I read to just get angry and upset with the world. Sadistic entertainment, let’s say, as opposed to proper journalism. Maxim Winther, Vancouver

••• To the editor: Mark Hasiuk writes that defeated NDP candidate and BCCLA executive director David Eby “skillfully denigrates” and “divides and demonizes” and implies that Eby is a “kook and hate monger.” Isn’t it Hasiuk rather than Eby who is guilty of denigrating and demonizing? Carl Rosenberg, Vancouver

Downtown Eastside activists have clear vision To the editor: Re: “Letter of the Week,” May 4. Wendy Pedersen and the Carnegie Community Action Project spent two years consulting with 1,200 Downtown Eastside residents to develop a remarkable “Community Vision for Change” built on the assets of the existing community. So it is definitely not true that Ms. Pedersen and other activists “want the miserable status quo.” Nor is it true that the status quo is entirely “mis-

erable.” When asked if they would like to continue to live in the Downtown Eastside if they had decent housing, 95 per cent of respondents to CCAP’s questionnaire said “yes.” That’s because there are lots of good things in the neighbourhood. CCAP’s work showed that the Downtown Eastside has a great sense of community and 5,000 units of much appreciated social housing. Jean Swanson, Vancouver

Vancouver youth can’t drink booze like Europeans To the editor: Re: “Letter of the Week,” April 29. Courier letter writer Joshua Hergesheimer has a point regarding how European revellers act under the influence.

However, a fact he disregards is youthful Vancouverites cannot handle their booze. A fact that was repeatedly pointed out to me by European tourists during the 2010 Olympics. Europeans enjoy a

civilised alcoholic drink and get on with their day or evening. Here in Vancouver we cannot and thus the police presence. Lynn Perry, Vancouver

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i k i p e d i a ’s Canadian Forces casualties in Afghanistan begins by noting that Canadian military activities in Afghanistan have resulted, thus far, in the highest number of fatalities for any single Canadian military mission since the Korean War between 1950 and 1953—a Cedric Hughes total of 155 killed since 2002. Wikipedia’s Coalition casualties in Afghanistan breaks down these statistics: those resulting from enemy action —132, those from ‘friendly fire’— 6, and those from ‘accidents or noncombat circumstances’—17.

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The last category is further broken down: “6 in vehicle accidents, 2 in a helicopter crash, 2 from accidental falls, 2 from accidental gunshots, 2 suicide deaths, 2 unspecified non-combat-related deaths and 1 death from an illness. Injuries since April 2002 are reported at 615 soldiers wounded in action and 1,244 from ‘non-battle injuries’.

Pte. MacLachlan and the 24-year-old front seat passenger, Pte. Daniel Scoular Barrister & Solicitor of Half Moon Bay, British Columbia died at the crash scene. Cpl. Yannick Wright, 27, of Toronto died on the following Monday morning. The fourth soldier had been able to get himself out of the vehicle and climb up to the road for help. At last report, he was still in hospital. This Winnipeg Free Press story was reported nationally, not only because of the status of the victims as military personnel, but also because their deaths, added to the three other road fatalities that day in Manitoba blamed on the winter-like weather “lashing” the province—the sheer number of fatalities— was particularly horrific.

The first-mentioned article lists by year, name, rank, unit and ‘circumstance’ all of the personnel who have died. Units frequently cited are the various battalions of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). The PPCLI distinguished itself in both World Wars, Korea, in numerous operations in support of the United Nations and NATO, and now in Afghanistan. The PPCLI, one of the three Canadian Regular Force infantry regiments is comprised of three Regular Force battalions: the First Battalion, garrisoned in Edmonton, Alberta; the Second, in Shilo, Manitoba; and the Third, in Edmonton, Alberta.

Young soldiers dying in non-combat circumstances, particularly in vehicle crashes, is hardly new. In 1954, U.S. President Eisenhower, along with securing the funding to start construction on a national interstate highway system also sponsored a White House conference on traffic safety. At least in part the US military was behind this initiative having discovered that by 1953 “more service men were dying in road accidents than in the Korean War.” Among the suggested solutions: — the adoption of the relatively inexpensive seatbelt, the use of which, one study claimed “could save more than 5,000 lives a year.”

In the early hours of Sunday May 1st, 2011— around 12:30 am —four soldiers from 2 PPCLI were in a 2003 Ford Escape travelling westbound on Provincial Road 457 near Brandon, Manitoba. While attempting to cross a bridge over a creek, the 26year-old driver, Pte. Brayden MacLachlan,

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The Vancouver School Board and the Ministry of Education were getting along well since George Abbott was appointed minister, but it appears they’ve hit a financial bump in their relationship. The VSB is calling on the Ministry of Education to cancel insurance costs being downloaded onto school boards. Boards were told on May 11 that they must contribute a combined total of $3 million to provide pooled property loss coverage, or insurance, for each other, according to a press release issued by Vision Vancouver trustees. District deductible payments will also rise from $3,000 to $10,000, making all claims under $10,000 ineligible for coverage. “In Vancouver, we just approved a balanced budget with $7 million in spending and staff reductions. Now we must find somewhere to cut to pay our $291,000 share of the premium, which until now was a provincial responsibility,” board chair Patti Bacchus, a Vision trustee, said in the release. “We are also in the process of calculating the impact

[of] the increased deductible, and we expect that to be considerable.” NPA trustee Ken Denike agrees the downloading of insurance costs is bad news, especially on the heels of the budget vote. “It’s a downloading of costs. It’s certainly a cost that we haven’t figured on,” he said, noting a lot of insurance claims are between $3,000 and $10,000. But Denike wonders if the change means the government will start acting like a typical insurance company and cover claims like the one submitted for Carleton elementary after the small school house on its site was damaged in a fire.

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Trustees passed two notable motions at Monday’s board meeting. A working group was established to plan for a new school with an aboriginal focus. The school could open as early as September 2012. The board also approved a Montessori program at Renfrew elementary with a September 2012 start date. Two Montessori programs operate at Tyee and Maple Grove elementary schools, but both have waiting lists.

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Ken Denike The provincial government has refused to cover the cost of fixing Carleton, arguing there’s room in the main school for displaced students. “Are they going to operate as a real insurance company? Are they going to, for example in the situation of the fire at Carleton, pay the insurance on it or [will they] go back and say, ‘Well were going to see if you need it or not,’” he said.

In last week’s Class Notes entry entitled “Trustee ship,” which talked about Vision and COPE trustees plans for November’s civic election, I erred in a quotation attributed to Alvin Singh, COPE’s executive director. I reported Singh saying, “People need to sign up to be a member of COPE four to five days before the nomination meeting.” I misheard him—he actually said “45 days.” noconnor@vancourier.com Twitter: @Naoibh

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He expects the new location that’s marked by a big neon boot to serve more tourists and residents who don’t venture to the East Side. “Oftentimes, people think of anything being on East Hastings as being tantamount to the Downtown Eastside,” he said. Encarnacao said a friend of his, a large man and former wrestler, asked his hotel concierge for directions to Chinatown and Dayton Boots. “The concierge deadpans and looks at him and goes ‘No, you don’t want to go anywhere near East Hastings,’” Encarnacao said. He says the HastingsSunrise headquarters at 2250 East Hastings sees, at most, 30,000 visitors a year, whereas Granville Island draws up to 11 million visitors in the same period. Dayton Boots enjoys a cult following of motorcycle aficionados. Police and fire and rescue departments in the Lower Mainland buy its boots for motorcyclists and as dress service boots. Charlie Wohlford started the company in 1946 after

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That of course is the fantasy. The one thing we can predict is that life will be unpredictable. Our planned path will be altered by obstacles, accidents and detours. The destination will change again and again.

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In fact, our goals may be different in each stage of life and certainly when the circumstances of our lives radically change. When we marry our partners, we promise to support one another in sickness and health, but when we’re both young and healthy, it’s hard to picture what caregiving would be like. Though we plan to help our parents as they age, we cannot imagine the pressures of being sandwiched between the growing needs of our parents and those of our children.

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DANANG, Vietnam—To eat well in Vietnam, you need just one word: pho. It’s a noodle soup unlike any other, a magic combination of broth, fresh rice noodles, a few slices of rare beef or shreds of cooked chicken, a squeeze of lime, a little chili, garlic, a handful of crisp greens and—voila!—a meal fit for any tourist. You eat pho “any time you feel hungry,” says Totrung Phong, a project manager with a non-governmental organization in Danang, a coastal city halfway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. And the Vietnamese do, slurping it up for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pho (pronounced feu) “looks easy, but not many people can make it,” Totrung says at Thien Phuong, the

shop he believes sells the best pho in Danang. The owner, Mai Thi Kim Huong, a smiling woman in her early 50s, has been serving it since 1981. As is customary, she cooks at the front door, simmering the liquid in a huge stockpot and plunging thinly sliced raw beef and fresh noodles into it with a perforated ladle. The small shop becomes suffused with a delicious meaty fragrance. “When you enjoy pho, you bring it to your nose and smell it,” Totrung says. With Totrung interpreting, chef Mai says that the stock, which she makes from beef bones, must simmer for at least six hours. It’s seasoned with cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, black cardamom, licorice root and tangerine peel. Some of these ingredients are also used in traditional Chinese medicine, so pho may just be more health giving

than a Jewish mother’s chicken soup. Pho chefs use recipes that have been passed down to them. Mai learned to make pho from her in-laws. During a long day at the shop— her daughter-in-law handles the morning shift, her husband mans the stockpot in the afternoons and she

serves pho from 5 p.m. to midnight or 1 a.m.—the family sells 200 bowls at about a dollar apiece. Fresh greens, such as bean sprouts, cilantro, mint and Thai basil, are always served with pho. Diners further personalize the soup with lime juice, fish sauce, chilies and other condiments provided.

In The Beauty of Humanity Movement, a novel by Toronto’s Camilla Gibb, residents of a Hanoi shantytown bring their bowls to an elderly cook named Hung each morning so they can start their days with his pho. One character observes that making the soup again and again is a kind of religion for Hung.

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1. Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett bring their reliably entertaining Found Footage Festival to the Rio Theatre May 19, 8 p.m. for an evening of wry commentary and found video clips retrieved from the spandex-filled trash heap of history. Best of all, the show will be preceded by a 25th anniversary screening of Heavy Metal Parking Lot, John Heyn and Jeff Krulik’s cult VHS classic, which documents the exotic partying rituals of dudes and dudettes outside a 1986 Judas Priest concert, including fan favourite Gram… “as in a gram of dope.” For tickets and info, go to foundfootagefest.com.

2. Local “chanteuse”—that’s a fancy way of saying “singer”—Jill Barber brings her sophisticatedly retro pop stylings to the Vogue Theatre May 18 when she shares the stage with boogie-woogie pianist Michael Kaeshammer. For tickets, go to voguetheatre.com or call 604-569-1144.

3. In his new comic book, Paying for It, cartoonist Chester Brown, best known for his 2003 graphic novel Louis Riel, tackles the tricky world of prostitution— specifically, how he became not only a willing participant but a vocal proponent of paying for sex. Brown will be at the Vancouver Public Library May 18, 7 p.m. for a slideshow, conversation and book signing. More info at luckys.ca. 4. As the title suggests, Carmen Aguirre’s Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter is a gripping, dark and sometimes funny account of the Vancouver writer’s experience as a teenager involved in the underground resistance against the Pinochet dictatorship in 1980s Chile. Aguirre reads from her new book May 19, 7:30 p.m. at Rhizome Café. More info at dmpibooks.com.

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K&K continues its haiku series in honour of the Vancouver Canucks’ playoff run. “How is Salo’s health?” ask the ghosts of injuries past. A bruised plum waits.

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Good news, British Columbians. B.C. Ferries announced it will continue its seasonal fare hike to offset rising fuel costs, rising hollandaise sauce costs for its Sunshine Breakfast and rising hair product costs for CEO David Hahn’s sophisticated businessman do, a.k.a. “the sultry badger.” Effective June 1, a 2.5 per cent fuel surcharge will hit fares between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island and five per cent on the minor routes, which are mostly Gulf Islands inhabited by hippies too high to notice the difference. On the bright side, spending 2.5 per cent more on every trip to Nanaimo means you’ll be less likely to be seduced by that city’s endless charms, such as Nanaimo Bars, stonewash Kirkland jeans from Costco and white Velcro runners for easier removal when you wash your toes under a tap. Just kidding—there’s no running water in Nanaimo.

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Good news, British Columbians. ICBC has hit the brakes on its plan—get it? brakes? ICBC?—to raise insurance rates for drivers with only one traffic violation. ICBC’s plan was to hike premiums for all drivers with at least one traffic-related conviction, such as speeding or driving naked in a school zone. And with 30 per cent of all B.C. drivers having at least one blemish on their driving record, that’s a lot of dough for the extremely profitable corporation. Enter Minister of Public Safety and SolicitorGeneral Shirley Bond, who with her terse, school-marmish glare stepped into the fray last week to tell the moneygrubbers at ICBC their proposed policy of raising premiums for a single speeding ticket is “unreasonable.” And by “unreasonable,” we’re assuming Bond meant “too close to a possible provincial election.” ICBC got the message loud and clear. “We didn’t do a good enough job of communicating with the public or with the government about the changes we were considering, and we apologize for the concern this caused,” said Jon Schubert, ICBC’s president and CEO as he filled a bucket with soapy water and began to wash by hand Bond’s 1994

Chrysler Lebaron as a symbolic gesture of his profound regret for ICBC’s public relations gaffe. Just kidding—Bond probably drives a K-Car.

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Renée Bucciarelli plays American poet Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst. compelling conjunction of woman and poet in her, lay claim to her. American playwright William Luce wrote The Belle of Amherst in 1976 for Julie Harris who went on to win a Tony Award for her performance. This Presentation House Third Street Theatre co-production (with The Shakespeare Playground) features Renée Bucciarelli as Dickinson. In a prim but pretty white cotton gown—a historically accurate replica of Dickinson’s famous white dress—Bucciarelli is a petite but commanding presence for 75 minutes in this solo show. Unlike the elusive historical Dickinson, Bucciarelli welcomes us into her comfortable, photograph-strewn Massachusetts parlour for tea, Black Cake (which calls for 19 eggs and for which Dickinson in her early years won prizes at county fairs) and an informal, one-way conversation.

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It’s impossible to know if Luce and Bucciarelli portray a livelier, more flirtatious, playful Dickinson than she was in real life. Bucciarelli fills the stage with girlish charm and sparkle. She appears to love words the way Dickinson did, savouring the sound of them, the feel of them in her mouth: “Phosphorescence. Now there’s a word to take your hat off to,” her character enthuses. The poet’s story is revealed through Dickinson’s recollections—family, school and college, then her gradual drawing away into almost complete isolation except for her sister, her dog and a family housekeeper. Several unrealized romantic attachments are alluded to; one made me uneasy. On her knees, she calls Charles Wadsworth “Master” and promises, “I will be your best little girl.” Hard to hear. The mood of The Belle of Amherst, paralleling the arc of Dickinson’s life, darkens in the second act as the poet reflects more and more on mortality. More poetry filters into the script until a point is reached where dialogue and poetry are almost indistinguishable. In spite of Bucciarelli’s beautiful and animated performance, the play is a long, gentle progression with little conflict, climax or resolution. It’s more like a contemplation of a creative life that to most contemporary minds was insular. The argument, of course, is that Dickinson’s eventual withdrawal from society crystallized her thoughts and resulted in small poetic jewels. But who knew what she might have written had critic Thomas Wentworth Higginson not, early on, dashed her dreams of publishing. Her great disappointment led her to write, “Publication -- is the Auction/Of the Mind of Man”—an oft-quoted line but small consolation for being passed over for so many decades. joled@telus.net

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For her 40th birthday, Shari Graydon asked her older friends to forego gag gifts and instead share their stories about the benefits of aging. “You’d have thought I’d insisted they all devote their next day off to reliving the rigours of drug-free childbirth,” she writes in the introduction to the book of personal essays and poems she compiled and edited, I Feel Great about My Hands (and Other Unexpected Joys of Aging). A decade later in 2009, a woman newspaper columnist Graydon normally read with interest wrote a lengthy piece that itemized “wrinkleprone” and “gravity-challenged” parts of a woman’s body and the derogatory nicknames for each. Graydon, an award-winning women’s advocate,

veteran print and broadcast journalist and bestselling author of two media literacy books for youth, Made You Look: How Advertising Works and Why You Should Know and In Your Face: The Culture of Beauty and You, couldn’t restrict her response to the newspaper’s 250-word limit. So she invited women age 50 and older to submit poetry and prose that celebrate the silver lining, or hidden gems, that accompany deepening wrinkles and going grey. Now Douglas and McIntyre has published the insights of 41 notable Canadian women on the dilemmas and riches of aging, which include increased wisdom, confidence and security. Mary Walsh of This Hour Has 22 Minutes fame jokes that she spent decades playing “an endless series of big, loud, opinionated old bags” only to realize she’d become one. Susan Musgrave demonstrates the writing prowess that has seen her awarded for poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and children’s literature in a difficult to forget piece about how she dresses. Readers get glimpses into the lives of senior CBC cor-

respondent Alison Smith, history-making Green Party leader Elizabeth May and the indignities of life as a mature student as laid bare by Susan Delacourt and Susan Harada. Graydon says she was particularly struck by Susannah Cohen Dalfen’s piece on life beyond her husband’s unexpected death, Senator Sharon Carstairs’ deeply personal essay on her experience of finding her voice as a child, only to face public derision for it as a groundbreaking woman politician, and “My Last Erotic Poem” by Lorna Crozier. “Who wants to hear about two old lovers/slapping together like water hitting mud... my bunioned foot sliding/up your bony calf... our faithless bums crepey, collapsed?” Crozier writes. “How Drooping Breasts Led Me to a Truck-driving Life of Adventure,” by Marlaina Gayle, a businesswoman and award-winning multimedia journalist, sets the anthology off on a jaunty note. The book ends with Graydon’s title piece, a tribute to filmmaker and bestselling author Nora Ephron’s book of essays I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts

on Being a Woman. “I Feel Great about My Hands” highlights all that her hands have improved and shaped. “This book and my media books or seminars are a drop in the bucket against the multibillion-dollar industries that are selling the other message that yes it is all about how you look,” Graydon said. “We know what we do is more important intuitively... but it’s pretty hard to resist the imaging and the messaging that suggest otherwise.” Proceeds from I Feel Great about My Hands will go to

Media Action (formerly MediaWatch) and Informed Opinions to, among other things, foster more public commentary by women. Gayle will be one of more than half a dozen contributors to read at the Vancouver launch tonight (May 18) alongside writers that include Frances Bula and Lillian Zimmerman. It starts at 7 p.m. in the Alma VanDusen Room in the lower level of the central library, 350 West Georgia St. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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Fred Founding director Hank Bull and curator Makiko Hara saw guests at Centre A’s Great Leap Forward Gala inject $80,000 into the Downtown Eastside art gallery.

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Seriously wounded in Afghanistan, Capt. Trevor Greene, with his wife Deborah, hopes to walk again one day.

Not a dry eye: Demonstrating extraordinary character in facing challenges that most of us can’t imagine, six individuals were feted at the 13th edition of the Courage to Come Back Awards. Jerome Bouvier, Graham Bryce, Amanda Schell, Victoria Waters, Curtis Baldwinson and Capt. Trevor Greene, who was struck in the back of the head with an axe while serving with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan, shared their stories of triumph over adversity in front of a capacity crowd. Nearly $650,000 was raised for the Coast Mental Health Foundation. For the kids: Mayor Gregor Robertson proclaimed last week Inner City Kids Week. The community-based charitable foundation CLICK (Contributing to the Lives of Inner City Kids) held its annual fundraiser in support of programs for inner city youth. Yours truly emceed the standup soiree sponsored by the Courier, which featured the creations of Templeton secondary culinary arts students bound for the National Baking and Culinary Skills Championships in Quebec. Red and Blue: Offering guests a red carpet arrival with “paparazzi,” award-winning canapés, fine wine and a fabulous silent auction, the Canadian Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree is fast becoming one of the must-attend parties on the social circuit. The fourth annual event, held at the award-winning Blue Water Café, raised $45,000 for Red Cross programs. Hear Fred Mondays 8:20 a.m. on CBC Radio’s The Early Editions; email Fred at yvrflee@hotmail.com; follow Fred on Twitter: @FredAboutTown or fredabouttown.blogspot.com.

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Science is taking an increasingly serious and important role in hockey. One that will turn the grief and tragedy of death and dementia and cerebral decay of a few men into the saved lives and prolonged health of many others. Meanwhile, those athletes who yield their fists and faces to serve the blunt end of a team’s aggression, those enforcers of an authoritarian regime bent on dominance, victory and our entertainment dollars, will continue to surrender their bodies to the hockey fight. The family of Derek Boogaard, who died suddenly in his Minneapolis apartment Friday and was perhaps the most intimidating heavyweight in the National Hockey League, has donated his brain to Boston University scientists. They are examining the connections between repeated head injuries and degenerative brain disease. Boogaard was diagnosed with a concussion in December and reportedly continued to suffer physical repercussions—he had to wear sunglasses because of a sensitivity to bright lights—as recently as March. The cause of his death is unknown and an autopsy is pending. Concussions are little understood. Individual tolerance to head trauma may differ but a concussion can have physical symptoms and lead to emotional and mental consequences, including depression. Imagine embracing and succeeding in the role of enforcer over the course of a six-year NHL career, as Boogaard had, and suddenly facing an identity-challenging and role-changing ailment that dodges medical understanding and, until recently, much sympathy or tolerance. The six-foot-seven, 265-pound athlete used his fists in nearly 200 fights throughout his hockey career and was widely respected as one of the toughest brutes in the sport. The NHL confirmed that Boogaard was enrolled in its substance-abuse program and friends close to the Saskatoon-born player said he had been doing well. Only those closest to Boogaard will know how his head injury altered his mood, behaviour and emotional well-being. Eventually, let us hope, the scientists at the “brain bank” at the Centre for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, will reveal more.

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Talulah is an East Side French bulldog and obvious Canucks fan. She went the distance and shaved her faith into her fur. Who needs a Canucks jersey when you can commit like Talulah and wear your fandom on your… well, on yourself. Photo courtesy of Christine Shuen. Show us how you cheer for the Canucks. Send your stories and images to me at mstewart@vancourier.com or find me on Twitter @MHStewart.

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The Grandragons, a senior dragonboat team, practise on the waters of False Creek and are looking to defend their Courier Cup win at last year’s Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival. photo Dan Toulgoet

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Megan Stewart Staff writer

WANTED: Fit, strong, social Vancouverites; and, those with a desire to achieve the above. Must like ocean spray, fresh air and occasional rain. Paddles provided. Silver hair and bifocals not necessary; senior status required. The Grandragon dragon boat team is recruiting. Since launching nearly 15 years ago, the paddling club has counted hundreds of different members and now looks to expand its roster of male and female paddlers aged 50 and up. Following in their healthy example and competitive success, senior paddling teams are forming at canoe clubs and community centres throughout B.C. “There are more competitive seniors teams all the time,” said Ron MacDonald, a 79-year-old steersman and original team member who represented Canada in 2005 when senior dragon boating was a demonstration sport at the World Championships in Berlin. “One group from Victoria said we were their mentors. I guess they see us doing our thing in our bright yellow T-shirts and it’s something they’d like to do, too.” In 1997, the Grandragons were rare enough to be novel and in their second year had to apply for specialty status to race at annual dragon boat festivals on False Creek. Now, the field is so competitive, the Grandragons have rivals. Their goal this year is to defend the Courier Cup and their status as the senior champions at the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat

Festival, scheduled this year for June 11 and 12. The Grandragons have won the cup five times in a decade, winning in 2000, ’03, ’04, ’05 and again last year. “We won it back,” said team captain Vince Schiralli, 64. “We were very proud of that. It’s a very, very tough trophy to win.” In 2010, they just edged ahead of their opposition, narrowly winning the sprint by seconds. “We won by two seats—that’s how close it was,” said Schiralli, holding his hands at a distance of one metre to show the neck-andneck finish. “But it might as well have been a mile. When you win, you win.” The Grandragons are also the defending 2010 national champions, having claimed the senior C division for paddlers 59 and up last year in Whistler. Dragon boating has surged in popularity since it made its first appearance in Vancouver during Expo 86. The Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival was established a few years later and is now one of the biggest in North America. More than 90,000 people participate with over 180 paddling crews arriving from around the globe. The broad, flat boats seat 20 paddlers plus a drummer and a steersperson. In one of their earliest races, the Grandragons seated 22 paddlers because coaches didn’t want to cut anyone as the team was first forming and bonding. Six original members paddle with the Grandragons, including MacDonald, his wife Betty MacDonald, Theresa Mulhern, Alice Pury, Doug Gowe and the team’s

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oldest athlete, 85-year-old Peggy Cameron. Branding is one way the Grandragons build morale and turn heads. They may be the only team to wear bright yellow pinnies overtop of their life preservers. The look hasn’t become a trend but the effect is one of cohesion and intimidation. Less threatening is the image on those pinnies: a geriatric, multilimbed dragon with round reading glasses and a cane. Coached by Olympian Kamini Jain, the Grandragons practise 10 months a year (attendance fluctuates) and hit the gym regularly. “She’s what sets us apart,” Schiralli said of Jain, who competed at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Games in sprint kayak. “She doesn’t take it easy on us.” At a Monday morning practice on False Creek, Jain chirped instructions, feedback and encouragement. She blanked momentarily on someone’s name and the paddlers laughed after someone piped up, “It’s us who are supposed to be forgetful!” The Grandragons may be seniors with aging bodies and imperfect hearing but they are competitors who know when to focus and when to have fun, said Jain. “They work very, very hard.” She said younger teams ask her for their training secrets. “I say: they get treated like young people. They don’t get coddled. They don’t get lectured. I don’t have a lower standard. I expect their best.” mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart


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Martin Bohdal keeps competitive edge with extra practices

King George rower no light weight with the oars Megan Stewart Staff writer

In a sport that favours and rewards heavyweights, Martin Bohdal is determined to succeed as a five-foot-nine, 153-pound lightweight. “Rowing is a heavyweight-dominated sport, especially at the junior lev-

el,” said Bohdal, a Grade 12 student at King George high school who falls nearly 10 pounds below the heavier weight class. But he doesn’t let himself off the hook or make excuses because his mass isn’t hulklike or his height giant. “I don’t give myself any breaks,” he said. He’s techni-

cally sound and says he always strives for the sound and feel of each perfect stroke. The head coach at the Vancouver Rowing Club said Bohdal constantly seeks a competitive advantage. “He’s always asking for extra practices, extra work, extra, extra,” said Maksim Kepskiy, who joined the

city’s oldest athletic club in 2007. “Every day he trains, he knows what he wants to do, he knows his goals. He knows where he wants to be tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.” Kepskiy credits Bohdal for maintaining a balanced academic and social life. Bohdal will study science at the Uni-

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versity of B.C. in September and compete for a spot on the university’s varsity rowing team. “To be a lightweight, you have to work really hard to prove yourself,” said Kepskiy. “That’s exactly what he’s doing.” This weekend at the prestigious Shawnigan Lake School Regatta, the 17-yearold came a close second to a heavyweight from Hamburg who competes with his national junior team in Germany. Bohdal won the lightweight event. Last month at the annual regatta at Brentwood College north of Victoria, Bohdal crossed the finish line mere inches ahead of a lightweight rival from Nanaimo. Finishing the 1,500metre course with a time of 5:58.94, he came from behind and bettered his opponent by 0.15 seconds. “He pulled ahead but I

stayed relaxed the whole way through because I knew I had it in me,” said Bohdal, who was raised with two brothers in the West End by a single mother. “I would have been happier with a bigger win, but those inches are symbolic of hard work.” Selections will be made this week for the Western Canada Summer Games, an event Bohdal would likely qualify for if eligibility emphasized winning races instead of a rower’s time on the stationary, indoor rowing machine. He says his entry times are not representative of his skill or work ethic. “If you have the weight, you’re generally more powerful and can create more momentum,” he said, detailing a simple scientific formula for velocity before he added, “usually as long as you have the technique.” mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

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Beauticians/ Barbers

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BC Qualified Hairdresser to work with Seniors in Vancouver Care Homes, 2/4 weekdays per week. Must be familiar with small roller work. Commission 604-420-9339 SCARLET HAIR SALON (C&J Development Enterprises LTD.) in Vancouver wants F/T Hair Stylists. 3 yrs or more exp. Level of education: Completion of high school. Koreans are our main customers. Oral: Korean and English. Wage: Wage: $15.00 − $16.00 for 40 hrs per week. Address: l774 Bidwell St. Vancouver. Fax: 604-552-5693 or E-mail: van6305@hanmail.net

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General Employment

Become a Registered Personal Trainer. See our ad under Education. Hilltop 604-930-8377 DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program - student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. www.wonderdogs.bc.ca/career/ 1-800-961-6616.

General Employment

JL FRESH WHOLESALE FLOWERS Hiring; general duties included Sell Pull Pack Flowers Warehouse & Delivery. Clean valid drivers license required. Non-smoking environment. Fax resume to: 604-451-8824

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

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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT Take your energy to a whole new level Join our customer service team Now Hiring! In preparation for our in-house Customer Service Centre we want experienced leaders to join our team for a variety of positions in Billing Operations. We offer appealing benefits and compensation, and career development opportunities. We’re now hiring for:

· Manager, Complex Billing · Billing Leader

· Senior Billing Analyst · Collections Leader

Discover a career at FortisBC—where customers come first and we live our commitment to communities every day. View complete job descriptions and apply online at fortisbc.com/careers. FortisBC uses the FortisBC name and logo under license from Fortis Inc.(11/05 11-228.6)

Ben, Customer Advocacy Manager

The future. We’ve got our best people on it.

Terasen Gas and FortisBC now share one name—FortisBC.


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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT School District No. 38 (Richmond)

Technical Marketing Engineer

B.C.’s most innovative pre-cast concrete products manufacturer requires a highly motivated individual to expand our success and provide an elevated level of engineering support to our customers and the engineering community throughout our market. With over 60 years history in pre-cast concrete products, The Langley Concrete Group, a family owned enterprise, prides itself in being customer orientated and quality driven. The successful applicant must have the ability to understand the technical aspects of pre-cast concrete products and with confidence present innovative and proven applications to engineers, and other product specifiers. Working with our staff that has over 200 years of experience in this industry, the Technical Marketing Engineer will help develop and present effective marketing strategies to further the use of pre-cast concrete products in all aspects of underground civil infrastructure construction. The position entails working with established industry associations and public organizations with the goal of expounding our success in providing practical, long term solutions at the overall least cost for the construction of roads, storm and sanitary sewers, culverts and storm water treatment.

“Children are our most valuable natural resource.” Come be a part of a highly motivated and goal-oriented team! If you are someone who would like to learn a great variety of tasks related to a large, complex, in-house payroll, then this may be the job for you. The Richmond School District is seeking a qualified, full time (35 hours per week), permanent Payroll Assistant to carry out the duties of processing payrolls and benefits administration in the department. One year of relevant experience and Payroll courses are required, along with exceptional analytical and interpersonal skills, plus the ability to compute with accuracy and speed. The rate of pay for this position is $21.36 per hour, plus a pension and excellent benefit package. Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume and covering letter, along with proof of course work. Please apply to competition #E-PA-001-11-02 by 4:30 p.m. on May 31st, 2011. Application forms are available on our website or between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at:

Please send cover letter and resume to our Human Resources mikejr@langleyconcretegroup.com

Fax: 604-985-8822 / Email: clyde.gordon@sci-us.com Address: 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver, BC, V7J 2J1 Deadline for submission: May 31, 2011

EMPLOYMENT

School District No. 38 (Richmond) Human Resources Department 7811 Granville Avenue Richmond, BC V6Y 3E3

All interested applicants are welcome to apply, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. To learn more about the Richmond School District, please visit our website: www.sd38.bc.ca

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Our team welcomes new ideas, fresh input and works by consultation, involvement and feedback giving you the opportunity to learn and grow bringing projects to completion.

Our progressive Company offers; 1) Attractive salary and benefits including extended health, life insurance, critical illness insurance, employee assistance program, etc. 2) Future personal growth and development program. 3) Ability to travel, network with other professionals and attend industry training events. 4) Supportive, engaged atmosphere with change minded management group.

This position provides excellent benefits, flexible hours, opportunities for advancement and unlimited earning potential. Training is provided. To learn more about this golden opportunity please submit your resume as follows.

PAYROLL ASSISTANT

You must enjoy working in a casual environment where teamwork is mandatory and support is provided at every opportunity to make you the best you can be at this position.

Minimum Requirements; 1) Registered P.Eng in British Columbia for minimum three years. 2) Experience in technical marketing to engineers, municipalities and governmental agencies. 3) Training or certification in AutoCad applications. 4) Experience in structural engineering of civil construction products or projects. 5) Excellent written and verbal skills with ability to effectively communicate to individuals or groups. 6) Positive attitude with outgoing personality and willingness to learn and grow.

An excellent opportunity exists for a self-motivated, compassionate Sales Person in a long established, successful company.

School District No. 38 (Richmond)

“Children are our most valuable natural resource.”

LA PIAZZA (Vancouver) seeking F/T Italian Cuisine Cook. Must have sev. yrs of exp and compl. of HighSchool. $17/hr. E-res: lidia.lp1977@gmail.com

TEMPORARY TRADES

School District No. 38 (Richmond) provides the opportunity to work in a safe, clean, friendly and welcoming environment. There are temporary assignments available for Carpenters and a Painter. All applicants must possess a Certificate of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification (TQ) in the applicable trade, in addition to a minimum of two (2) years of experience in commercial or institutional service work at a journeyman level. The rate of pay is $30.57 per hour, which includes 4% vacation pay. Applicants must provide proof of qualifications in order to be considered, as well as an application form, by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27th, 2011. Application forms are available on our website or between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at:

VANCOUVER’S LARGEST Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120-$360 DAILY for outdoor Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic individuals to fill our various 2011 positions. Apply online @ www.propertystarsjobs.com

Human Resources School District No. 38 (Richmond) 7811 Granville Avenue Richmond, BC V6Y 3E3

EDUCATION

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All interested applicants are welcome to apply, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. For further information, please visit our website at www.sd38.bc.ca. OUR FOCUS IS ON THE LEARNER

Train foracareerin HealthCare.

General Employment

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Education

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Education

604-930-8377 $100 New Balance Shoes Voucher to our May class

• Earn up to $70/hr. • Government Financial Aid may be available.

Find great education training courses in the Classifieds.

Now Hiring

Full-time & Part-time Positions

❏ LINE COOKS ❏ KITCHEN HELP

Some experience required. Apply in person with resume indicating position desired 4260 East Hastings, Burnaby ( Gilmore & Willingdon) F/T COOK for Daebak Korean BBQ in Vancouver Completion of secondary school 3 or more years of experience in cooking. Fluency in Korean and basic English $17-$19/hr, 40 hrs per wk Fax: (604) 602-4949 Email: daebakbonga@gmail.com NORBOO Korean Restaurant in Vancouver Seeks F/T Cook. Completion of secondary school. 3 years or more experience in cooking. Fluency in Korean and read English. $17−19/hr, 40 hrs/ wk. F: 604-806-0370 E: norbookoreanrestaurant@ gmail.com Station Express Cafe (Senseo Horeca Holdings Ltd.) req’s Food Service Supervisor. $13/hr, 37.5hrs/wk. Min.3 yr exp in food business. Completion of HS. Food Safe Certificate req. Barista, counter attendant, supervisor &/or customer service exp. 2nd language asset. Early morning & weekend shifts. CV hr.stationexpresscafe@ gmail.com or fax 604-688-3812. Location: 29-601 W. Cordova St., Vancouver, BC

Medical/Dental

MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126.

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Become a Registered Personal Trainer

Hotel Restaurant

Anton’s PASTA

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Hilltop Academy

Upgrade your skills.

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Office Personnel

ADMIN ASSISTANT

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Tutoring Services

ENGLISH, Grades 8 - 12, by experienced professional. West side. 604-274-6234

We are a downtown CA firm that has been providing quality services for over 50 years. We are looking for an experienced AA to provide admin support to the Managing Partner. Duties include diary management, preparing documentation, liaising with clients and local CRA office and other admin duties. Candidates must have strong English language skills, able to type at 60 wpm, transcribe dictation, have attention to detail, able to multi-task, meet deadlines and have excellent presentation. To be considered please email your resume to: Roz Eyre, HR Manager, Rolfe Benson LLP, Chartered Accountants. reyre@rolfebenson.com ADMIN ASSISTANT trainees needed! Large & small firms seeking admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-512-7116

Job Listings, From A-Z

From advertising executive or banker to x-ray technician or zookeeper,you'll find it in the Employment Section.

To advertise in Employment call 604-630-3300


EMPLOYMENT 1290

Sales

IF YOUR CAREER is in New & Used Vehicle Sales, we would like to hear from you. Western Chevrolet GMC Buick in Drumheller, Alberta is looking for a Sales & Leasing Consultant to join our team. You will receive top remuneration for an energetic producer along with full company benefits package along with the ability to sell both new & used vehicles. We are a top CSI, (new or reconditioned) excellent facility, great inventory, full management support Dealership. Located in one of the best communities in boom town Alberta (set in the Badlands). Full amenities for culture, sports, tourism, with a growing economy with no flat spots, close to Calgary. Respond in confidence to: Bryan Borisow, Sales Manager, Western GM Drumheller. Phone 403-823-3371. Fax 403-823-7237. Email: bryan.borisow@ westerngmdrumheller.com.

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Social Services HOWE SOUND

REHABILITATION SERVICES SOCIETY

SUPPORT A CHILD OR YOUTH IN YOUR HOME

Non-profit agency seeking skilled Caregivers in the Vancouver area to provide 24h support in their homes to children and youth with disabilities. Currently need a family to support a male youth with autism in their home. Applicants must have furnished room available, be comfortable implementing boundaries/structure and have access to a reliable vehicle. Must be compassionate, patient, and a team player. Min 1 yr exp working with children and youth with challenging behaviours. Submit resume and cover letter via fax: 604-936-9003 or email: hacc@howesound.net

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Trades/Technical

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Salmon Arm GM on Shuswap Lake in beautiful British Columbia requires Full-Time journeyman Automotive Technicians. Email: mikeg@salmonarmgm.com fax: 250-832-5314. EQUIPMENT OPERATORS and Foremans required NW Alberta, 2011 construction season. Competitive wages, benefit plan. Oilfield experience, standard safety tickets; www.ritchiebr.com. Submit to: Fax 780-532-9012; info@ritchiebr.com QUINN CONTRACTING LTD. is growing! We require full-time JM Trades for Northern Alberta. Competitive wages, benefits & RRSP. Email mdunn@qcltd.com or call toll free 1-855-885-6233 SOUTH ROCK LTD. is hiring Milling Personnel, Paving Personnel (Pavers, Rollers, Packers), General Labourers (Screed, Raker, Flag), Heavy Duty Mechanic. Experience with asphalt preferred. Valid drivers licence required; careers@southrock.ca. Fax 403-568-1327; www.southrock.ca WELDERS - seeking welders for custom manufacturing environment. Competitive wages, Benefits, RRSP’s & Apprenticeship opportunities. Apply to: Do All Metal Fabricating, Estevan, SK. Email: jhoward@doallmetal.com Fax: 306-634-8389

Tunnel SuperviSor

Responsible for QA and documentation on steel pipe lining, concrete backfill and backside welding. Requires 3 yrs experience with similar project engineering or management. Must have Degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related field. $1,490 weekly + benefits, depending on exp. North Van project, Temp, for 18 months or duration of project. FCFGtJDC-KDmEDC CFGstCIctFCs ulC AHH CDEHJDs tF jFbs@fCFGtJDCkDmEDC.cFm oC Fax tF 604-988-3633

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

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Antiques

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Sat., June 4th

7:30-9:00 a.m. $10 Early Bird 9am-5pm $1.50 Reg. Admission VENDORS WANTED

VANCOUVER FLEA MARKET

ANTIQUE ROSEWOOD side board, apt. size, exc. cond. $1200, round pine table, early Cdn. $400. 604-685-7810

2010

Appliances

APT. & FULL SIZE

All Like New!

RAGDOLL KITTENS, males, 1st shot, worming, raised underfoot, post trained. $450. 604-581-2772

BC REPTILE Club Show & Sale Sat June 11 • 10 am to 5 pm and Sun June 12 • 10 am to 4pm Abbotsford Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Drive, Cadet Building Abbotsford B.C Admission : Adults $4 , Kids $2 , Children under 5 Free ; Family Pass $10.00 (2 adults up to 3 kids) For more info visit us at www.bcreptileclub.com 1-604-392-5715

604.306.5134 2060

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Community Yard Sale 20+ Vendors May 28, 10 am to 2 pm St. Stephen’s United Church 54th & Granville

lunchroom, home baking, books, live music

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Garage Sale

Garage Sale

FAB FAIR

Jewellery & Fashion Accessory Sale

FAIRHAVEN THRIFT SALE 2700 E. 49th Ave. (at Vivian St) Sat May 21st 9-11:30am

SAT. JUNE 4TH • SUN. JUNE 5TH 11AM-5PM

45 local designers • $2 adm., kids free Heritage Hall 3102 Main St. @ 15th Ave.

Fun By The Numbers

604-724-7652

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Dogs

Like puzzles? Then you'll love Sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle will have you hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen your pencil and put your Sudoku savvy to the test!

Registered Massage Services

SWEDISH BODY MASSAGE & WAXING

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Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

Metaphysical

TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-478-4410 (18+) 3.19/min. 1-900-528-6256 truepsychics.ca

Here's How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a Sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! May 10/11

CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591. HOT TUB COVERS & Accessories. Lowest price, highest quality. All sizes and colours available. Call 1-888-611-7660. www.spasuppliesonline.ca

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★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer, Stacker

100 & up

GARAGE SALES 2080

Cats

ANTIQUE SHOW

Tables: $3500 703 Terminal Ave., Info: 604-685-8843

Pets - Other

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4530 JASPER Beautiful 9 month old brindle Staffordshire Terrior. Great with children. In need of comfy home and experienced guidance. FUR & FEATHER RESCUE 604 719-7848

Travel Destinations

KAUAI 1 br beach house on Poipu Beach with tennis, pool, surf & shop. Book early for great rates! $135 a night 604-987-3762 CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal. 100% Free Information Booklet. 1-8-Now-Pardon (1-866-972-7366). Speak with a Specialist- No Obligation.

www.PardonServicesCanada.com. A+BBB Rating. 20+ Yrs Experience. Confidential. Fast. Affordable .

LAB PUPS yellow , male/ female, vet checked $500. Phone 604-701-1587

PURCHASE WATKINS Products or HOST a Watkins Party FREE catalogue on request Independent Watkins Distributor Alison Platt 604-312-6679

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Furniture

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LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Minis & Standards Ready Now! wildrosekennels@telus.net 250-395-4323 give us a call!

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Lumber/Building Supplies

BUILDING SALE... Canadian Manufacturer Direct. 25x40 $7640. 30x40 $8995. 35x50 $12,500. 40x80 $22,790. 47x100 $36,200. Front end optional. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980, 1-800-668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. SAWMILLS – Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE – Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT

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SHELTIE PUPS, Reg’d, shots, tattoo, leash & house trained, 2 female. $695.00. 778-773-9943 SHIH-TZU POODLE X, males, Ready to Go! Vaccinated, paper trained. $500. 778-397-1224

MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Dining Room c. early 1900s - $5,000 table 60x41 2 leaves seats 12+ , 6 chairs, Sideboard 66x21x38h has 2 drawers + 2 side cupboards; mahog. china hutch different period avail for $800. tel. 604-731-9372

STANDARD POODLE black male, 4mths. house, kennel & leash trained. CKC reg. Chwk. 604-823-2467 or 604-302-1761

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Horses

2 MINIATURE donkeys (F) need good home. Great pets or livestock protection. 604 514 1067 Sale Negotiable $$

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Financial Services

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Business Opps/ Franchises

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com

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43. Bedroom bureau 46. Acts as military assistant 47. Scottish hillside 48. Chilean pianist Claudio 50. Put into service 51. Without (French) 52. Fire iron 53. Confined condition (abbr.) 54. Make lacework 55. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! 44. Male undergraduate social club (abbr.) 45. “State Fair” actor Andrews 49. Exclamation: yuck!


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Business Opps/ Franchises

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Body Work

Authentic Chinese bodywork, gentle or deep tissue 15 yr exp’d 10a-9p 604-329-8218. S.E. BBY

GENTLEMEN! Attractive discreet, European lady is available for company 604-451-0175

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SPRING GARAGE SALES

RENTALS 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

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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

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Furnished Accommodation

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

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Suites/Partial Houses

Co-ops

$995 - 2 BR Apt. in family-friendly Co-op. No waiting list. Share purchase required. Visit our website: kghousingcoop.ca to get an application. Email: killarneygardens@telus.net. Phone 604-436-2886.

Concrete

CONCRETE Removal / Replace Small jobs welcome ● Fence repair. Free est. Mario 254-0148 CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas rate 604-764-2726

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Drywall

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

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Electrical

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

Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad

Apt/Condos

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

The Vancouver Courier Classifieds

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

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Follow the Garage Sale trail in

TOP FLOOR, 1 BDRM apt w/balc, ht, hw, cable, prkg, elevator, locker, coin laund, NO PETS, NO SMOKING, lease, Rmd 604-241-3772

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

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

Personals

1 BDRM above grnd, Avail immed. $775, 25 & Rupert, for single or couple, N/Pet, N/S, Nr bus & shopping. Call 604-2946013 after 6 pm 1 BR bsmt, 52nd & Fraser area, nr bus & school, June 1st, incl utils & cable, ns, np. 604-340-8314 or 778-839-0740

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

DRIVEWAYS, Sidewalks, Stairs, Floors, Forming, Landscaping, Any renovations. 778-881-0961

DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

Electrical

8087

**RELIEVE ROAD RAGE**

604-739-3998

8080

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

A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free ests. Call Basile 604-617-5813

Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds for a comprehensive listing of Garage Sales in your area!

Apartments & Condos

Cleaning

NOTICE TO CREDITORS:

Bank On Us!

6505

8055

DIAL-A-LAW OFFERS general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); www.dialalaw.org (audio available).Lawyer Referral Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604-687-3221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM).

Mortgages

Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

HOME SERVICES

A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/Plumbing. Rotor Rooter & Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 778-998-9026 or 604-255-9026 Free Estimates / 24 Hr Service ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493 CHARLIE’S ELECTRIC Co. #94835 all electric needs, reas rates bonded WCB 778-888-4528 FCE ELECTRIC - All types of electrical work - new construction & maintenance 604-861-2647 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934.

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR ste, nr 25th & Main, suits quiet single, $875 incl heat, cbl, utils, no pets, no smoking, ref’s June 1st. Call 604-737-7005 1BDRM, NEW grnd level on Fraser & 51 st, n/p, n/s. bus route & shop. Avail now $700 + util. Call after 5pm. 604-708-0589 2 BDRM, 1 BATH, half house, Newly reno’d, spac, bright, 4 new f/s, w/d, high ceilings, radiant floor heat. SW corner view lot, X from Mt. Pleasant Elem. ( St. George & E 8th Ave). $1800/mo. incl. util. ns np, Call 604-872-8523 or 250-499-4071. Photos available upon request. 3 BR main flr, nice clean house, close to bus & skytrain, Killarney & Vaness Ave, $1385 share utils, np ns 604-782-4987

VANCOUVER, OAK/64TH Ave. Bright 2 BR + den, laminate floors, priv laundry, 2 full baths, french doors, f/yard. 900 sq ft. Ns/ np. $1,300/mo incl hydro/cable/ internet. Avail now. 604-763-7885

8090

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

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

8105

8125

Gutters

ALLIANCE GUTTER cleaning, windows by hand/power washing 15 yrs exp. Call Steven

604-723-2526

Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-420-4800 VANCOUVER @ YOUR HOME GUTTERS. Installs, cleaning, repairs WCB Insured 604-340-7189 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

8130

Handyperson

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508 PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION. Quick & Clean, Good prices. Free Est. ★ 604-566-4429

8120

Glass Mirrors

ANGEL GLASS, Comm/Residential, store fronts, windows & doors, custom shower & tub enclosures, patio doors, mirrors etc. 2837 Kingsway, Vancouver. 604-603-9655

Find your perfect home at

househunting.ca

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

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

www.jimsmowing.ca

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

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

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

8140

Heating

Lorenzo & Son Plumbing & Heating (604) 312-6311 Local Licensed Plumbers & Gas Fitters

8150

Kitchens/Baths

BOOK A JOB AT

604-723-2468; T. TRAN, New lawns, grass cuts, p/raking, aerating, hedging, pruning. Reliable ASK ABOUT OUR $159 GARDEN CLEANUP SPECIAL 43 yrs exp. 604-277-6075 AVANTI GARDEN SERVICES Spring cleanup, new design, planting, etc. Laura 604-264-0775 EXPERT PRUNING Cert Arb Ornamental & fruit trees, shrubs,etc Colin Malcolm 604-618-9741 Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, West & Eastside & Rmd. Michael 604-240-2881 LAWNS CUT Mowing, trimming & small pruning jobs. Call Andrew 604-708-1152

Plywood Kitchen Cabinets & Refacing, Counter Tops • In business 50 years 604-879-9191

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

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

SASHA LANDSCAPING, Trimming, Grass Cut, Garden Maint. Free Est. Insured. 604-812-1298

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

8155 • • • •

Landscaping

NEW AIR CUSTOM DESIGN

Outdoor Kitchens Pizza Ovens • Gazebos Garden Houses Waterfalls Luxury You Can Afford!

604-671-9901

greenwavelandscapes.ca Garden Maintenance & Edible Solutions. 604-317-3037

★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Landscaping, gardening, power raking, lawncare, pruning, cedar fencing. Call Terry, 604-726-1931

& 8185 Moving Storage ADVANCE MOVING LTD MOVING & DELIVERY EXPERTS!! Licensed, Bonded & Insured Single item to full house moves We Guarantee the Cost of Every Move Flat Rates always available A+ (604) 861-8885 BBB www.advancemovingltd.com Rating

REAL ESTATE 6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

INSURANCE AGENCY Small insurance agency in the Fraser Valley specializing in travel medical insurance with sales premium over $850,000 in the past year. Pls reply to box 1312758 C/O Chilliwack Times 45951 Trethewey Ave. Chilliwack, BC V2P 1K4

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $94,900 597-8361 id4714 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 597-0616 id5234

Lawn & Garden

732-8453

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224

8160

310-JIMS (5467)

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

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

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

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

HANDYMAN; Reasonable rates. You name it - we DO it! Call Peder • 604-339-2419

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

Landscaping

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

AJK MOVING LTD.

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

garage, basement, backyard.

ANYTHING IN WOOD Hardwood flrs, install, refinishing. Non-toxic finishes. 604-782-8275

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

8155

Call Kristen today (604) 786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

www.bcforeclosures.com 6 BR home from $18,000 down $1,850/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-42

West Vancouver

GAMBIER ISLAND. Seasonal Cottage Sea Ranch for sale 1500sf 3 BR, 1 bath on Graves Bay. $400,000, 604-266-6191

6050

(604) 875-9072 873-5292

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~ • Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

604-708-8850

EZ GO MOVERS Quick & Reliable Movers from$48 per hour

604-580-2171 www.ezgomovers.com

MOVERS.CA 604.682.2232 $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 AMIGO'S MOVING. Delivery. Storage. No Job too Small or Big. Clean up, Garage, Basement. Call 604-782-9511

= MASTER MOVERS =

Insured, from $35/hour, 3 ton 604-319-4204 TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 • bc.moving@gmail.com •

Two Men And A Truck $68 /hr. 604-566-5541 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8193

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

For Free Estimates Call

Off: 604-266-2120 Cell: 604-290-8592

Serving West Side since 1987

Need a Plumber?

Out Of Town Property

LAND OF Orchards, Vineyards & Tides in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Bring Business! Free Brochure Website: www.kingsrda.ca Email: mmacdonald@kingsrda.ca Toll-free: 1-888-865-4647.

Need a New Place? Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

Find one in the Home Services section


HOME SERVICES Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

8220

8240

Plumbing

Renovations & Home Improvement

Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567

Vancouver’s West Side Painting Company

• • • •

Interior and Exterior Painting

BATH/KITCHEN Renos, decks, fencing, home repairs. Home Improvment Centre. 604-240-9081 Licensed, Insured & Bonded Lic. Plumbers & Gas Fitters Over 20 years Experience Custom Renovations to Small Repairs

8255

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Rubbish Removal

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QUALITY RENO’S, res. & comm. kitchen, bath & bsmt specialists. refs avail. call Greg 604-889-6055

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604-537-8523

AAA

PRECISION PAINTING

• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Professional Crew of Ticketed Painters

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

778.881.6096

ENTERPRISE Mechanical Systems • PLUMBING • HEATING • GAS FITTING • RESTORATION

Tel: 604-931-7575

Cell: 604-612-4347

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

604-731-2443

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256 REPAIRS & RENOVATIONS Electrical, plumbing, carpentry, all work to code. 27 yrs on West Side Call Greg 604-644-4554

8250

Roofing

POINT GREY ROOFING

LTD.

Established 1946

BARWICK PAINTING Professional Painters with Guaranteed Results – in partnership with –

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com

604-263-2530 Alma Painting your local university painters - Experienced painting team - Free Estimates - Fully Insured References - 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed almapainting.ca Call 778.991.4276

FAIRWAY PAINTING

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

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AAA Professional int/ext painter & wall paperer. Guar work. Free est. John 604-318-2059 (Kits) Barwick Painting Prof. painters, exp. painters, in partnership with Benjamin Moore. 604-263-2530 Exterior / Interior Painting Pressure Washing PETER 604 812 8900 NEAT PROF. PAINTING Room special $230. Int or ext. 10 yrs exp. Luis 604-339-3839 ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-221-4900 URBAN PAINTING ...High quality, material discounts, warranty. & great refs. 604-836-9675

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

PLUMBERS

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

FREE ESTIMATES

604-379-2641

Power Washing

POWERWASHING AT 20% off Affordahomeservices.ca Call Tyler 778-386-3783

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

Kitchens & Bathroom Carpentry & Tiling Small job welcome

References - Guaranteed Vancouver West

778 - 319-2120

drytech.ca RENOVATIONS 22-BUILD (222-8453)

604-880-6407

#1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

604-588-0833

Commercial • Strata Small Business Painting • Drywall • Flooring Pressure Washing. Hourly or by Contract Free Estimates. Call Richard:

732-8453

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 A.J.K. MOVING Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job Lic#32839 604-875-9072 DISCOUNT DISPOSAL ✫Best Price Guaranteed✫ We Recycle! 604-266-4444 DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

8309

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309

9125

Domestic

2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr cpe, White/grey int, auto, aluminum mags, spoiler, cd plyr, exc cond, n/s, female driven, no accid, 75,000 k, $5,000. 604-916-5590

9129

Luxury Cars

Tried & True Since 1902

Windows Cleaned Inside & Outside Gutters Cleared & Cleaned FREE ESTIMATES

604-274-0285

WINDOW Cleaning, soft wash, pressure wash, all gutter repairs. Blue Sky Windows, 736-1979

HOME SERVICES Find the professionals you need to create the perfect renovation. To advertise call 604-630-3300

Tiling

8310

Top Soil

HIGH QUALITY top soil for gardening/landscaping. Gov’t approved. P-up/Del. 604-657-9936

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9155

Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

Visit our website @ www.surreyscrap.com Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

604 628 9044

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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9172

2003 CHEV 3/4 ton p/u with 6 ft tall aluminum canopy 160,000kms, ideal for deliveries. $8500. 604-999-1591 2008.5 NISSAN Titan Ext cab, unique 8 ft bed, loaded, Flex fuel. well maintained & serviced, some warranty remaining. $25,750 Firm 604-328-0070.

9160

THE SCRAPPER

2006 MERCEDES 230 auto, 43K, as new, no accident, warranty till 08/12, silver, black int, sunroof. $19,500. 604-929-3311

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

2007 MERCEDES 350 CLK, convertible, 2 dr, auto, 34,000 kms, dark blue, fully loaded. very cond, $45,000 obo. Must go 778-999-3654

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2007 CHEVY Avalanche SS, excellent cond, champagne colour, fully loaded, 2 monitors, DVD, $32,000 obo. 778-999-3654

9505

Boat Parts & Service

1999 BAYLINER, 32.5ft, complete canvass set, perfect condition. $2750 obo, 604-506-5416

9522

RV’s/Trailers

Sports & Imports

1998 VOLVO XC70, wagon, blue, 210kms, 7 seats, rare, auto, loaded, $5500.. 604-926-5677

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

Utility Trailers

HEAVY DUTY utility trlr steel, 2 ft sides, tie rails & 4 stake pockets. As New $995 obo 778-552-5171

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

9155 2001 JAGUAR S-Type 3.0 V6, Auto, White on Black, 142,000km, $6,588. Call: 778-322-3598

White Rose Window Cleaning

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

2H

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

Window Cleaning

Waters Home Maintenance Window Cleaning, also gutters. Free est. 604-738-6606

MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-630-3300

AUTOMOTIVE

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

’99 SAAB Hatchback, good cond. 178000km, new brakes, 9 tires $7000 OBO 604.762.4237

2007, 18’ Pioneer Spirit in immaculate condition. Sleeps 7, full kitchen with stove, fridge, freezer. Full bath with tub & shower. $12,250 obo. Ph 604-794-7986

2007 JAYCO Travel Trailer, 25 ft, like new, sleeps 6, walk around queen bed, slide, a/c, BBQ, spare + lots of extras. $17,900. George 604-576-7476 eves. Private sale 2008 COUGAR, 30 ft 5th wheel trailer with 2 slides. Complete with full extended warranty until 2014 for worry free camping. Asking $27,500 obo. Call 604-576-4040

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

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drytech.ca ROOFING/ RE-ROOFING Leak Repairs & Chimney Repairs

SAVE $ 604-228-ROOF (7663) Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave. A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

Serving Vancouver for over 25 years

Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave.

NEW AIR MAINTENANCE

8300

INSTANT AUTO CREDIT Buying a used car is hard enough without having to worry about financing! Get APPROVED for your car loan in minutes: www.NanaimoCars.com

Lorenzo & Son Plumbing & Heating (604) 312-6311 Local Licensed Plumbers & Gas Fitters

604-671-9901

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

All Types of Roofing, Re-Roofing & Repairs

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

8225

Screens

Omnifine Retractable Screen Door & Window, Awning, Blind www.omnifine.com 604-340-1136

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8270

8335

Tree Services

GARAGE SALE

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

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8315

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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Rubbish Removal

JACK’S RUBBISH Removal Friendly, Fast & Cheap 604-266-4444

For Free Estimate Please Call:

604-730-1566

8255

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Advantage Building Maintenance: •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •FREE Estimate 604-802-1918

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Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086

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

JORGENSEN ROOFING 3 Generations since 1945! Specializing in Residential Roofs REECE • 604-518-7278

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BATHROOMS • Basement suites sewer line, drainage & tiling. All renos. John: 604-617-5054

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Fresh California

Prime Rib Strawberries Chicken Drumsticks Steaks

6

1

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/lb. $14.98kg.

$ 67

1 lb clamshell

/lb. $5.89kg.

We carry a Huge Selection of Organic Products Sirloin Tip Roast AAA

2

$

Cheese Smokies

99 /lb. $6.59kg.

B.C. Grown

Hot House Tomatoes

1

Turkey, Beef, Chicken & Buffalo

$

5

ea.

On The Vine

Green Beans

1

Authentic

Smoked House Bacon

1

ea

2

/lb. $3.26kg.

Organic

Montreal Sunflower Smoked Meat Seeds

Star Ruby Grapefruit

¢ 88 ea.

Lundberg

ea. / 500gr.

Valencia Oranges

¢ 98

/lb. $2.16kg.

Oven Roasts

4

/lb. $9.99kg.

Certified Organic California White or Bi Colour

Corn on the Cob

¢ 98 ea.

All Natural

Mexi Snacks Rice Chips Cheese Puff’s Corn Tortilla Chips 4 Flavours Assorted Barbara’s

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Natural Beef

89 $ 53

Certified Organic/Mexican Grown Certified Organic/Mexican Grown

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Chicken Weiners

$ 79 $

99

Fresh California

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455gr.

ea. 170gr.

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Organic

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8

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