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Mayoral candidate OK with chickens Mike Howell Staff writer

In 2008, NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton was happy to see her election signs used in a chicken coop. submitted photo

Chicken coop thinking. That was the phrase NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton used during her mayoral campaign launch last Wednesday to criticize the ruling Vision Vancouver party’s decision to legalize backyard hens and coops. “Thinking big, thinking smart—no more of the chicken coop thinking that we’ve had for the past twoand-a-half years,” she told supporters May 18 at the Opus Hotel in Yaletown. Anton’s use of the phrase, she said in a later interview, was to point out there were more important issues in the city for council to deal with than creating an online registry for chicken

owners, a shelter for homeless chickens and allowing chicken coops. So then how to explain Anton posing in a photograph with a friend’s chicken coop—made partly with some of her old election signs—on a boulevard in Southlands? “It was a funny photo at the time,” Anton said. “It was use of my signage which I kind of actually appreciated because those signs are a little bit wasteful at the end of the day.” Anton said her friend and farmer Jordan Maynard made the coop almost three years ago and Anton posed with it. People shouldn’t assume by the photo, she said, that she supports Vision’s initiative to legalize backyard hens and coops. See MEETING on page 4

School board spotlights six district geographical areas Sectoral review includes available programs, childcare Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer The Vancouver School Board launched a review last week to analyze education programs across the city. The review is one of the recommendations the board adopted

following last year’s school closure consultations, which looked at shutting down five East Side elementary schools. The board also put a moratorium on school closings until March 2012. The sectoral review, budgeted at $300,000, will examine six

areas of the district—Central, Southeast, Kitsilano-Downtown, Southwest, Downtown-East and UBC-Vancouver West. Each area is allotted two months. “It’s going to be a very illuminating, useful process,” said Vision Vancouver trustee Mike Lombardi. “It will lead to some

very interesting ways of looking at what we’re doing for our school and community needs.” Lombardi said it will reveal information such as if particular schools offer an appropriate range of programs, whether new programs should be introduced or if new services such as childcare

should be considered. “It’ll give us some context for doing that… what we learned in the [school closure] process is you need to engage the community about what they want for their school and we heard that in spades,” he said. See OFFICIALS on page 4

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Continued from page 4 The VSB started the review with the central district last Tuesday. It encompasses Eric Hamber, Charles Tupper, John Oliver and Sir Winston Churchill secondary schools, along with their feeder elementary schools. Meetings have been held with the Vancouver District Students Council and the John Oliver parent advisory council. “Ultimately we wanted to complete the central sector by

June,” explained associate superintendent Jordan Tinney. “Clearly that timeline is very tight, so what we said is let’s get as much done as we can before the end of June and we’ll use the first one to clearly inform the fall process. If we need to come back to the central sector and do some more formal meetings, like a public forum, then we simply would.” The VSB wants to get a handle on issues such as why students

make particular decisions, according to Tinney. “The guiding question we’re going after is what programs and opportunities do we need to provide to meet the needs of our students now and in the future,” he said. “For example, when we talk to students we’re asking them why do you go to your neighbourhood school or why do your cross boundary? Is it a particular program that you’re after? Is it more convenient? Is it about

the social culture you want?” No meetings are planned over the summer. The VSB will use the time to build its sectoral review webpage, develop workbooks for the public and to design online surveys. Tinney doesn’t expect review recommendations to include school closures, which differentiates the new review from the VSB’s short-lived educational facilities review several years ago. “We don’t anticipate right now

that the sectoral review would make any specific recommendations on any schools to be considered for closure. We don’t think that will be part of the sectoral review… It’ll be a summary document that says here’s what we offer districtwide and then we’ll pas it over and leave it in the hands of the board and the rest of the senior tram about what we do from there.” noconnor@vancourier.com Twitter: @Naoibh

Meeting minutes incorrect, Anton non-committal on coops

Continued from page 4 But the council minutes tell a different story. In April 2010, Anton voted in favour of amending the Animal Control Bylaw to provide regulations for keeping backyard hens and allow the city to create and administer an online registry for chicken owners. One month later at a public hearing, Anton voted against allowing chicken coops, according to the minutes. Anton’s first response to her voting

pattern was that “everyone votes for referral” to public hearing. She subsequently contacted the Courier to say that, in fact, the minutes of the April meeting are wrong and that she voted to quash Vision’s chicken quest and didn’t refer the issue to public hearing. The Courier’s review of the videotape of the meeting indicates Anton was correct—the second time—and voted against all of Vision’s recommendations to make the city

more chicken friendly. She plans to correct the record at a council meeting next week. “I don’t care if people have chickens,” said Anton, noting people have illegally raised chickens in Vancouver for generations. “If people want to have chickens in their backyards and they do not bother the neighbours, I don’t mind if they have chickens in their backyards. But I do not support the city wasting a lot of time and effort figuring out a long and complicat-

Andrea Reimer ed procedure for it. It was completely unnecessary.” When the Courier asked Anton if by supporting the

non-bothering-your-neighbour-type-of-chicken she, in fact, supports chicken coops, she laughed. “Well if you have chickens, of course you’re going to have a chicken coop,” said Anton, without definitively explaining whether she supports chicken coops. Vision Coun. Andrea Reimer, who brought in the initial motion in 2009 to make the city more chicken friendly, said the new regulations make raising chickens legal and set guidelines for others

interested in the pastime. She agreed there are more important issues to deal with and council has done that since it got elected in 2008. Reimer pointed to the city’s Greenest Action Plan, reducing street homelessness and building affordable rental housing. “If [Anton] thinks that it’s been small thinking, she hasn’t been paying a lot of attention, although that might explain her voting record,” Reimer added. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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So NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton wants to be mayor. As was widely reported last week, the two-term councillor finally made it official that she will be the NPA’s mayoral candidate going into the November civic election. She’s up against some guy who likes juice, bikes and happens to enjoy enough popularity—according to a latest poll, anyway—to keep his job at city hall for another three years. So how does Anton beat Vision Vancouver’s Gregor Robertson? I put that question to the person Anton described at her press conference as her mentor. That would be former NPA mayor Sam Sullivan, who defeated Vision’s Jim Green to win the 2005 mayoral race. “Well, she truly is a principled person who listens well—I think she just needs to communicate who she is to the people,” said Sullivan after Anton fielded questions from your faithful scribe and others at the Opus Hotel in Yaletown. “Once people understand what she offers, they will respond.” Sullivan said he won’t have a role in Anton’s campaign but “I talk to her when she phones and I give her the best advice I can. But she’s doing a great job on her own. She’s got a tough, tough battle as the

NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton launched her mayoral campaign at the Opus Hotel photo Dan Toulgoet while former mayor Sam Sullivan (middle) looked on. lone opposition. No one can imagine how difficult that would be, especially in that environment.” Anton, however, won’t be getting that boost in profile that Sullivan did when he—some would say—surprisingly defeated Christy Clark in the NPA’s 2005 mayoral nomination race. Sullivan parlayed that victory into a win at the polls in November 2005. Anton will be acclaimed at the NPA’s nomination meeting June 4. Jennifer Clarke, in 2002, was the most recent NPA mayoral candi-

date to be acclaimed but was soundly defeated by COPE’s Larry Campbell. As the past decade of campaigns has shown, the NPA will likely have to raise more than $1 million to take on Vision and COPE, which are running a coordinated campaign for the second consecutive election. Anton wouldn’t say where the money will come from and added that she will leave that up to her fundraising team. You can bet that money will come from traditional supporters such as developer Rob Macdonald, Concord Pacific, Wall Finan-

cial and other big businesses in town. She held a fundraiser some time ago at the Sutton Hotel and promised me some time ago she would release how much money was raised and where the money came from. Still waiting for that information. A look at Anton’s financial disclosure documents from the 2008 campaign, where she placed eighth out of 10 councillor spots, shows she spent $128,402. Keep in mind, the NPA as a party spent $1 million and Anton benefited from that. Developers who gave Anton $2,000 or more in her 2008 re-election campaign included Westbank Project, Concord Pacific, Bastion Development, Rize Alliance Properties, Pacific Capital Properties Corp., Canadian Metropolitan Properties, Henderson Development Ltd. and Scott Construction Ltd. Anton, of course, would rather not know who gives her money. That’s what she told me several years ago when I asked about her relationship with her contributors. I wanted to know whether it made it difficult for her to vote in council on projects brought forward by contributors. She said it didn’t—just like Vision and COPE politicians have told me. And as I reported during the 2008 campaign, Anton and the rest of council also said freebies from developers including tickets to the Cirque du Soleil, Canucks Games and a Bruce Springsteen concert in a private box—Anton, apparently, is a fan of The Boss—didn’t influence their decisions at council. Only a cynic would think otherwise. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings Go

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Ardea Books and Art hoped to replace Duthie Books on Fourth Avenue

Bookshop’s final chapter blames high cost of rent The Fourth Avenue bookshop that aimed to replace Duthie Books has bitten the dust. Ardea Books and Art closed its doors the second weekend in May, just nine months after it opened. “We did not sell enough books to even come close to paying our rent,” said co-owner Karel Carnohan. Ria Bleumer, manager and buyer at Duthie Books who had worked there for 17 years, opened what she hoped would be a replacement for Duthie’s after the 53-year-old bookstore closed. She opened Sitka Books and Art two blocks east of Duthie’s, nine months after Duthie Books closed. Sharman King, president of Book Warehouse, offered Bleumer his 2025 West Fourth Ave. space, which cost the new shop $14,000 a month. It was less than what Duthie’s had been paying. But Carnohan says after a “decent Christmas,” which booksellers rely on to subsidize slower months, business “just died.” She faults a poor economy, lousy weather and American publishers not lowering their Cana-

“WE DID NOT SELL ENOUGH BOOKS TO EVEN COME CLOSE TO PAYING OUR RENT.” Karel Carnohan

dian prices. She said local authors and small publishers supported the store with readings, but large publishers did not. Carnohan concedes Sitka Books was hurt by having to change its name to Ardea Books right after Christmas because Sitka Surfboards two blocks east of the bookstore objected to their name. Carnohan, a vet with a background in business, says she was a customer of Duthie’s and believed in Bleumer’s expertise, which is why she invested, along with others, in the business. She noted the small publisher of the Giller Prize-winning book The Sentimentalists struggled to meet demand after author Johanna Skibsrud won the award. After Douglas and McIntyre started publishing the book, Bleumer acquired some of the first copies because of

Lousy weather, high prices from U.S. publishers and a poor photo Dan Toulgoet economy were fatal for Ardea Books. her longstanding relationship with the publishing company and immediately got them to customers, according to Carnohan. A short time later, Carnohan says she visited Chapters only to find The Sentimentalists marked down 40 per cent. “That’s our margin,” she said.

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Ardea launched with five employees, two from defunct Duthie’s and one from Once Upon a Huckleberry Bush children’s bookstore on Main Street, which closed in April 2010. Staff members wrote personal entries on Ardea’s website. Carnohan said they paid them more

than minimum wage for their expertise. The last remaining employee, Emilie Dierking, has moved onto Kidsbooks, one of the handful of remaining independent bookstores left in the city. Sophia Books, a multilingual bookstore at 450 West Hastings, also closed its doors last spring. Carnohan noted another West Fourth Avenue business, Videomatica DVD sales and rentals, is also closing, partly because consumers can access their media for less online. “Unless people start to put their money where their mouth is and their intent about buying local and supporting local businesses instead of buying online at the cheapest price or the deal of the day, then all of those local businesses are going to fail,” she said. “When I did the study and I did the business plan for this thing, it seemed like Vancouver was a market that would support a Duthie’s,” she said. “We thought we would at least get a good chunk of the market, but it went away. It went away.” crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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Suzanne Anton called me twice in the past few days to make the same point. The lone NPA Vancouver city councillor is being dismissively referred to these days as “the flip-flop queen” and she doesn’t like it one bit. Not the image one would want when running for mayor. But in an election campaign, part of the game is to define your opponents before they can define themselves. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Tories spent tons of dough running successful attack ads, first against Stéphane Dion and then against Michael Ignatieff. And in the recent Vancouver-Point Grey byelection, we saw Premier Christy Clark go after her NDP opponent for being “out of touch and way too extreme.” Of course this tactic isn’t limited to the right wing. But they have been the most successful I would say. The flip-flop tag was applied to Anton and is regularly promoted by the mayor’s office. It also tumbles from the lips of media mavens, mostly because of Anton’s reversal in support of the Hornby Street bike lane and her political pirouette on the gambling casino. Just to recap on the casino: Anton and the rest of council voted unanimously to deny the casino expansion plans that would have tripled the number of slot machines Paragon was operating. But they approved all other aspects of the development being championed by the province’s crown corporation PavCo for the land adjacent to the stadium. Anton and her supporters argue that there never was a vote to deny the expansion. There

allengarr was simply a vote to keep the number of slots and gaming tables at the current level. Give me a break. Following the vote which, as I said, Anton supported, although she says she would have personally supported the expansion, she went on the attack. As a result of council’s actions, “many years of work, untold costs by the city and the applicants and an almost $1 billion investment has been put at risk,” she said in a news release before the ink was dry on the meeting’s minutes. Her point about the losses is debatable. PavCo is working on an alternative proposal. What is not debatable is the fact that if a $1 billion investment has been put at risk, Anton’s vote only contributed to that. She could have voted against the rest of council and made her point. Instead, she voted with them. Oddly, what we have here isn’t a “flip-flop” in the traditional sense. What we have is a

councillor who doesn’t understand the significance of her vote. And I would suggest that is far worse than someone changing her mind. Regardless, in the hands of the media and Anton’s opposition emanating from the mayor’s office, her actions have been boiled down to a flip-flop. Anton is well aware of the strategy where candidates attempt to frame their opponents. She can certainly dish it out. She kicked off her campaign with a little framing herself. She referred to Mayor Gregor Robertson’s “chicken coop thinking.” It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue or provoke the same simple image as flip-flop. She says she intends it to mean his thinking is “small.” More subtly, she went after Robertson with the line that Vancouver is “not just a city that tries to make it on good looks,” a double entendre doubtless referring to our GQ mayor who has little if any substance. And you can be sure we will hear references during the campaign about Robertson’s post public hearing comment when he thought the mikes were off about those “f***ing NPA hacks.” The fact that he never actually uttered that exact phrase is as irrelevant as whether Anton flip-flopped. So no matter how many times Anton says, “I have never changed my position on the casino” or “I support the project,” her opponents in the mayor’s office will gleefully continue to beat that flip-flop drum. It has become irrevocably woven into political tapestry of this election campaign. agarr@vancourier.com

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Changes to tree bylaw reveal ‘green’ agenda I dig trees. Or more accurately, I enjoy them. My job, to a dwindling degree, relies on them. In my younger days, before one-piece graphite, I crosschecked and slashed with tree products before contemplating my sins on a wooden bench. Trees offer shade for beer coolers. I pick my teeth with little sticks and light cigars with wooden matches. I owe my life, or at least my legs, to a small gathering of trees on a snowy slope near an 80-foot drop, out of bounds and out of sight. I once climbed a tall tree and wondered at the world’s curve. Then listened to my father who talked me down branch by branch. Trees emit oxygen and consume carbon dioxide. Without trees, there’d be no apples. No forbidden fruit. No Roman cross. No Newton’s law. From trees, we craft canoes and teepees and totem poles. And sailing ships and wagons and muskets. Robins nest and chickadees sing, Christmas trees brighten and tire swings swing. Joyce Kilmer said he’d never see, a poem lovely as a tree. But alas, he penned that famous ode in 1914 BG (Before Gore), long before reverence of nature morphed into fundamentalist religion. For hardcore environmentalists, trees embody the fragility of Earth. After assuming office in 2008, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson appointed Sadhu Johnston, former green guru to Chicago mayor Richard Daley, his deputy city manager and unofficial green czar. Johnston’s a true believer. During a 2007 interview with the Chicago Tribune, his wife Manda called environmentalism her family’s “religion.” While Robertson’s bike-lane scheme grabs headlines, Johnston operates under the radar at city hall, greening the bureaucracy at unknown costs, making “environmental concerns” the priority in many city matters. Before Robertson, Vancouver’s tree bylaw (est. 1994 BG) was sufficiently onerous. Simply put, you can’t cut trees on private property without a city permit. No exceptions. The cost of tree removal—again, on private property—is $61 for the first tree and $173 for each additional tree. In most cases, property owners may remove only one tree per year, and must replace that tree with a new one. But apparently all that wasn’t good enough for Robertson and his Vision majority, who amended the bylaw last Tuesday. Under the old rules, property owners could axe “hazardous” trees immediately and apply for retroactive permits within 14

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markhasiuk days of the axing. This clause allowed folks to remove trees quickly and avoid damage or injury incurred during the permit waiting period. Now, thanks to council’s vote last Tuesday, property owners must apply for a retroactive permit within 24 hours of tree removal. If, for whatever reason, property owners are unable to apply within 24 hours, they are forbidden from axing hazardous trees. Expect future images of angry homeowners pointing to fallen trees on family SUVs. But most importantly, the new rules allow city officials (cue Sadhu Johnston) to punish homeowners almost immediately (24 hours) after “illegal” tree-cuttings take place, despite protests of necessity. Penalties include fines up to $10,000. Robertson promised to make Vancouver “the greenest city on the planet,” individual freedoms be damned. During an interview last week with the Vancouver Sun, Coun. Andrea Reimer defended the bylaw while—intentionally or not—exploiting the exclusion of property rights from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. “Trees are a very emotional issue in Vancouver and they are viewed as public amenities by neighbours even when they sit on private property.” Reimer, a former Green Party school trustee, cut her teeth as a public speaker flogging copies of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. She spearheads the city’s Greenest City Action Team, which according to a recent city report, plans on “facilitating the planting of 54,000 new trees on private property.” How will they do that? Who knows. Eminent domain in 2011 AG. As an American soldier, Joyce Kilmer died from a German bullet in the Great War. Before his death, he wisely noted that “poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree.” Such humility seldom surfaces in the modern-day environmental movement. But to be fair, saving the world from the rest of us, in the public square or our own backyards, requires uncompromising vigilance. mhasiuk@vancouver.com Twitter: @MarkHasiuk

Reader Al Arsenault, a retired VPD officer, says peer review in scientific journals has its limits when considering research support for Insite. file photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “Media mainlines Insite Kool-Aid during court case,” May 18. That was a super article Mark Hasiuk wrote on the supervised injection site. Richard Horton, editor of the British medical journal The Lancet, wrote that: “Editors and scientists alike insist on the pivotal importance of peer review. We portray peer review to the public as a quasi-sacred process that helps to make science our most objective truth teller. But we know

that the system of peer review is biased, unjust, unaccountable, incomplete, easily fixed, often insulting, usually ignorant, occasionally foolish, and frequently wrong.” The other built-in biases about the supervised injection site from proponents doing research who are entrenched in the junkie industry are fairly evident now thanks to Hasiuk’s great reporting. Al Arsenault, Vancouver

Canucks fans too serious, sometimes flaccid To the editor: Re: “Letter of the week,” May 13. I wanted to write in last week to Geoff Olson to tell him thank you and how refreshing it was to read about someone in this town who doesn’t reschedule their lives around Canucks playoff games. I wanted to write in to ask him if he was straight. I guess I got distracted. Because I have lived in a few large Cana-

dian cities in my life and have travelled Europe and the U.S., I have only felt actually afraid to cheer for another team in this city when the Canucks are playing a game. When I first moved here from Toronto I actually had to take my Maple Leaf key chain off because of harassment I received from total strangers in the street. That did not happen anywhere else I went. Obviously, Courier letter

writer Tom Beith lives in the same secluded area away from Rogers Arena and Granville Street where he cannot see the destruction that Canucks fans force upon the city when they win a game. I know women whose husbands/ boyfriends won’t even put out if the Canucks lose their game because they get so depressed. Sharon Marie, Vancouver

Let Vancouverites ‘practise’ their public drinking To the editor: Re: “Vancouver youth can’t drink booze like Europeans,” Letters, May 18. Courier letter writer Lynn Perry believes that we require police in Vancouver because “we cannot handle” our booze. However, this reasoning is based on a rather bizarre logical inference. It doesn’t make sense to denigrate someone’s ability to do something if they had never been allowed to practise. Europeans have had a lot of time to get comfortable with how much to drink in public, so logically they will perform better than someone imbibing for the first time. Joshua Hergesheimer, Vancouver

To the editor: Mature Europeans enjoy a civilized drink and get on with their life in no small part because in the past few years the penalty for drinking and driving has been very severe. Unfortunately, young Europeans aren’t as cautious as they once were, in the days when they sheepishly listened to any adult. Nowadays, they are more likely to attack any adults trying to police them. Binge drinking by young people is fast becoming a social disease in Europe, bringing a drastic increase in violence, car accidents, deaths, rapes and more. Jean-Louis Brussac, Coquitlam

Woodcock’s environmental stewardship will be missed To the editor: Re: “Veteran park board commissioner won’t run again,” May 18. I thought the day might come when Loretta Woodcock would decide not to run

for re-election to the Vancouver park board. I just hoped it wouldn’t be in my lifetime. Loretta has been an outstanding advocate for parks in Vancouver. In particular, her knowledge and insights on

remediation of Beaver Lake has been much appreciated. Thank you Loretta, for your energy, care and support for nature in our city. Cynthia Crampton, Vancouver

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news briefs Vandals sparked a fire at Laura Secord elementary over the Victoria Day long weekend. The blaze, which happened Saturday night, was lit outside one of the portables being used to house students while the school at 2500 Lakewood Dr. undergoes seismic upgrading. “There was damage to one half of the front face of the portable,” said associate superintendent Jordan Tinney, noting inside damage was limited to smoke and water damage. “It appears they put an accelerant on the side of the portable and it burned the sheet metal on the outside and it burned the deck on which maybe a garbage can sat.” Students were moved into another portable Monday that had been used as a staff room. The VSB expects repairs will cost less than $10,000. “Obviously it’s a huge deal when there’s vandalism, especially to the extent of fire, but the fire department must have reacted very quickly and we’re lucky to be able to accommodate the teacher on site so there’s minimal disruption to the school,” Tinney said.

Changing vision

One of the candidates for a Vision Vancouver nomination for the school board once had close ties with the NPA. Cherie Payne ran for the school board under the NPA in 2002, placing 15th, but she parted ways with the party and will seek a Vision nomination at its June 12 nomination meeting at Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre. Vision trustees Patti Bacchus, Mike Lombardi and Ken Clement are also seeking another nomination, along with trustee hopeful Ryan Clayton. COPE and Vision reached an agreement in principle in late April to run a common slate of candidates in next November’s civic election. Vision will run five candi-

dates for the nine-member school board, and COPE will run four. “Vancouver schools need trustees who are willing to stand up for students, stand up for teachers, and protect the role of education in equipping young people to become active community-builders,” Payne states on her Facebook campaign page.

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The Vancouver landfill holds its 11th annual open house June 4. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visitors can take a guided bus tour of the landfill, learn about its environmental protection systems, discover how landfill gas generates electricity and heat, see how Metro Vancouver biosolids can be used to create top soil at the landfill, watch bird control hawks and falcons in action and see information displays on sustainability and the environment. Activities for children include craft creations with a junkologist, a giant sandbox, face painting and a hands-on science display. The Vancouver landfill is at 5400 72nd St. in Delta. The landfill is offering free disposal and compost until May 31—excluding mattresses—for Vancouver residents, but you must have your vehicle registration ready to confirm Vancouver residency. Commercial or hazardous waste won’t be accepted. Vehicles larger than three quarter tonnes will only be allowed the first 500 kilograms free. The landfill and Vancouver South Transfer Station will also extend hours from May 1 to Sept. 30.

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long and healthy lives. In my interview with Dr. Edlund, he described many forms of rest, including physical, mental, social and spiritual rest. You can listen to our conversation on my Positive Potential Medicine radio show at pwrnradio.com. As an exercise in active rest, he recommended walking to the rhythm of a favourite song in the middle of the day when you find your energy waning. He gives a formula to follow throughout the day: FAR. Food should be followed by physical Activity before we Rest. This has helped many of his patients achieve a healthy weight and well-being by respecting our bodies natural rhythms. Dr. Davidicus Wong is a physician and writer. His column appears regularly in this paper, and his blog can be found at davidicuswong.wordpress.com.

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RIVIERE-DU-NORD, New Brunswick—The woman in the white cap and apron is withdrawing the 31st and final round loaf of bread from the outdoor clay oven. It’s past noon and she’s been here, in this forest-backed

clearing, since 6:30 this morning. She tears open the loaf and hands pieces to a couple of visitors. Its steaming aroma fills the air. The scene is modern of course, but it would have looked—and smelled—the same in the 1850s. This is the Mazerolle Farm, a small Acadian holding. There’s a barn

and a yard for the pigs, turkeys and hens, a square-timbered cabin for the family and a garden growing corn, potatoes, cabbages, savory, onions, peas and turnips. It’s probably tidier now than it was in the mid-19th century—the cabin’s plank floor is swept clean, the pots and pans neatly shelved—but otherwise the

Mazerolles would certainly recognize it, if they could find it. Originally located outside of Fredericton, it’s now part of the Village Historique Acadien, 290 kilometres northeast of the provincial capital. On its 32 hectares, the village presents dozens of examples of how Acadians lived and worked in New Bruns-

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A costumed interpreter with fresh bread at the Mazerolle Farm. photo John Masters the early 20th-century side of the village includes a reconstruction of the Château Albert, a 1907 hotel was rebuilt here in 2000. Visitors can rent a room for the night (and page through the 1897 Sears Roebuck catalogue by each bedside) or just have a drink in the bar. There’s also a general store selling everything from five-cent peppermints to Mason’s Ironstone Old Chelsea china ($400 a set). Or they could go back to the gift shop at the village entrance, which is where the round loaves of bread end up, and for $3 take a still-warm piece of history away with them. For more information, visit villagehistoriqueacadien.com. John Masters is a member Meridian Writers’ Group.

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3. Vancouver contemporary ballet company The Plastic Orchard Factory premieres its new punctuation-pushing work _post May 26 to 28 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. Choreographed by former Ballet B.C. principal dancer James Gnam, four classical dancers “investigate the ways in which a ballet dancer’s contemporary ‘self’ lives within North America’s lineage of spectacle ballet.” Heavy. For tickets and info, call 604-684-2787 or go to thedancecentre.ca. 4. Local psych rockers The Strange Music cast their trippy spell across the Railway Club May 26 in support of their latest album Spring Reverb. They’ll be joined by still-going-strong Cindperpop and Edmonton Block Heater. Tickets $8 at the door. More info at therailwayclub.com.

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The Arts Club’s production of Hairspray is big, bold and beautiful. of her daughter. Tracy persists, wins over Corny Collins (crazy-legged Matt Palmer) and gets on the show. Hairspray, however, isn’t just about singing, dancing and falling in love. The story takes place in Baltimore in the ’60s and there’s still a lot of racism in the air. Tracy thinks the show should be integrated and risks getting kicked off the show when she tries to get her “coloured” friends—who are into a whole new kind of dancing—on the show. J. Cameron Barnett, as Seaweed, looks like he���s put together with rubber bands. Knees, elbows, hips all gyrating and twisting—he’s got the moves. And he teaches them to Tracy. Meanwhile, Tracy’s friend Penny is falling for Seaweed’s African-American friend Gilbert (Ian Yuri Gardner). Supporting Tracy in her effort is bigand-proud-of-it, purple-spandexed Motormouth Maybelle (Alana Hibbert), who brings the Stanley house down with “I Know Where I’ve Been.” Her message to

embarrassed, stay-at-home Edna is, “You can be your own parade.” It works. Edna “comes out.” And wow, does she ever. Neumann opens the show with “Good Morning, Baltimore,” and she sets the tone of the show: big and bouncy with bouffant hairdos out to there. Cailin Stadnyk is skinny, nasty Velma Von Tussell, knocking our socks off with “Elma’s Revenge”; Adam Charles is Tracy’s heartthrob Link; Laurie Murdoch is Tracy’s father, a sweet-natured guy who runs a joke shop; Robyn Wallis is Penny who morphs from gum-chewing dork to hottie by the end of the show. It’s a blockbuster finale with Ken Cormier’s six-piece orchestra blazing away, and the entire cast of more than 20 dancing, singing “You Can’t Stop the Beat” and raising the temperature in the Stanley until it really feels like spring. It’s big, it’s bold, it’s beautiful— Hairspray brings super-sizing to the Stanley. joled@telus.net

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Previews for the fourth Disney Pirates of the Caribbean film show Jack Sparrow entangled with Penelope Cruz. Our campy captain with a love interest? Say it ain’t so, me hearties. Not to worry. Johnny Depp keeps his boots on and his sword safely in its scabbard: “I’m just as bent as ever,” Capt. Jack assures us, “hellishly so.” Gone are Keira Knightly, Orlando Bloom et al, but we hardly miss them. As Angelica, Cruz provides the girl power, and there are plenty of fiendish new characters to kick-start the franchise. It’s Depp we’re here to see, anyway. Director Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine) replaces Gore Verbinski in the directors’s chair, and change is a good thing. The last Pirates film, in 2007, was a flat, blatant bridge to a sequel, and the franchise was in dire need of fresh blood. We find it onboard Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship belonging to notorious pirate Blackbeard, with its blood-stained sails and “zombie-fied” quartermaster. Then Ian McShane appears as Blackbeard, literally smoking with evil and with several voodoo tricks up his sleeve. How’s that for new blood?

Johnny Depp pairs up with Penelope Cruz for the latest installment of the profitable Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Alas for Blackbeard, eternal life is not one of his tricks, and a prophecy has declared that his number is almost up. He’s headed in search of the fabled Fountain of Youth, with Jack as his prisoner and guide. A Spanish Armada is sailing that way, too. So is Jack’s old rival, Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), a reformed pirate now in the service of His Majesty’s navy.

So Jack’s got a map but needs a ship; Angelica has a ship but needs directions; Barbossa has both but is out for revenge, not the fountain. Things get a bit convoluted in the quest for the Fountain, which requires two chalices mixed just so, a mermaid’s tear and some other hocus-pocus. Only if you’re an Archeology 101 nerd will you get bogged down by the Ponce de Leon

timeline and locale, the rest of us are all about the swordfights. It’s back to pirate-y good fun, and the film is never better than when the focus is on swashbuckling, swabbing and skulduggery. Less consistent are the big effects sequences: most are great, a few are as murky as Davy Jones’ locker. Locales are lush and varied, and the entire proceedings are given depth with 3D. The best sequence involves an early chase through London via bunting, funeral carriage, and finally, a fiery coal cart. But that’s not before Jack crashes a posh equipage and lands squarely in Judi Dench’s lap (after whispering naughty nothings in her ear, he departs, with Dench’s dowager lamenting “Is that all?”). Sam Claflin is great as the missionary whose soul is saved by a mermaid (Astrid Berges-Frisbey); McShane is fab; Cruz is fair as the convent-girl supposedly corrupted by Jack, but far from becoming an audience favourite. Supporting cast is uniformly good, including Keith Richards, who makes an appearance as Jack’s dad. Marshall has succeeded in making On Stranger Tides satisfying in its own right, but there’s plenty of room for a sequel or three: meaning that unless Depp himself stumbles on the fountain of youth, he may look like papa Richards before the franchise is through with him. jcrawfordfilm@gmail.com

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Teenage sports fans Ashley Adams (left) and Nazia Khan wait outside Rogers Arena for almost photo Dan Toulgoet every home game and practice to get autographs from their hockey heroes.

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“Hamhoff.” It’s catchy and it’s cute. For two die-hard, giddy and excitable Canucks fan, the name that merges Dan Hamhuis with Christian Ehrhoff is an inside joke, but one they take as seriously as is possible for teenage girls. “We try to be here every day,” says Ashley Adams. “We’re the biggest stalkers ever.” The stalking reference is a selfdeprecating slight aimed at the amount of time and money 16year-old Adams and fellow No. 1 fan Nazia Khan, 17, have spent getting close to the Canucks. More convincing is the girls’ claim they’ve each spent more than $1,000 buying tickets on Craigslist to attend home games, skip school and travel from Delta in their NHL jerseys and T-shirts. They scout out Gate 9, the low and downward sloping entrance to the player and personnel parking beneath Rogers Arena. They’re even here many days for morning skate and practice. “The players know us,” says Khan. “We go broke for this team,” adds Adams. Both wear autographed Canucks merchandise, personalized in each case by their favourite players. Khan sports a white, signed Ham-

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drops. “Tell her the truth,” one tells the other. “We’re here to see the prospects.” An explanation follows. “They’re the ones who get called up from Manitoba and who we might see play for the Canucks one day,” says one in a torrent of fast-speaking anticipation and desire. Andrew Alberts drives by in a steely grey Range Rover, and Khan is quick to note something is different about the vehicle. “He’s got new plates today,” she exclaims, pointing at the Minnesota state licence with the kind of thrill she might feel for a promising horoscope. “We love you, Alberts!” And, “It’s too bad he’s out tonight.” The 29-year-old Canucks defenceman at the wheel feigns cool restraint before he cracks a smile and drives into the underground parking. In their personal quest to interact with the players and boost their team through the playoffs, Adams and Khan wear their feelings in the unique and unabashed way of girls their age. Genuine hockey fans who know the game and their team, they salivate for the Stanley Cup like so many in Vancouver. “We’ve waited 17 years to get back to the finals. Even if I wasn’t born yet…” says Adams, trailing off. “We’re going all the way this year.” mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

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Late season surge puts Point Grey on top In the Senior Girls, Tier II category of senior girls high school soccer, the Eric Hamber Griffins will defend their undefeated record this week in hopes of reaching the city championships Monday.

But they first have to get past the Magee Lions, the only team to sully the Griffins’ record by previously holding them to a scoreless tie. Hamber won 10 games and tied only once, drawing against Magee on April 28 and finishing with no score after added minutes. The

Griffins played the Lions for the second time yesterday (results weren’t known before the Courier’s print deadline) in the semi-final of the city championships. The championship game begins 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Templeton secondary. To reach this point in the

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the AAA provincials. Point Grey, Kits and Churchill advanced past the opening round. Despite a solid season thus far, Kitsilano fell 0-1 to McMath secondary of Richmond. Once they finally got going, the Greyhounds couldn’t be stopped. They eliminated Churchill 3-2 in the semi-final round to meet McMath in the championship. Point Grey needed extra minutes, but won 2-1 in overtime in front of a home crowd. The Greyhounds reached the B.C. championship final once in the past decade. In 2005, they proved themselves the best senior girls soccer team in the province. The 2011 provincial tournament runs June 2 to 4 in Kamloops. mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

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Part time Concierge Night Shift (Vancouver)

High end Vancouver Strata complex has an opening for Part Time Concierge for the night shift on Friday and Saturday. Applicant must be able to interact with owner/ residents to provide the ultimate in service. Security experience an asset. Hours of work are two days per week from midnight to 8:00 am. Additional shifts may be available for vacation/stat holiday coverage. Please forward resume, stating experience and salary expectations to: Vancouver Condominium Services Shirley Starchuk Fax: (604) 687-0537 Email: SStarchuk@vancondo.com No phone calls please Criminal Record Check is required.

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

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Hotel Restaurant

F/T COOK, with 3 years experience in Carribean-style cooking + completion of high school req’d. $17/hour. Email resume to: sam@calabashbistro.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

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OVERINTERACTIVE MEDIA Inc. (Downtown) hiring F/T Unity Programmer. Must have extensive exp. in 3D game dev. & web tech. Degree or College Dipl. an asset, but not mandatory. Exp. is the key. $29/hr. Send resumes to: jobs@overinteractive.com

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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.

1270 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.

Information Technology

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Office Technology

PREPRESS FOREMAN - THE DAILY COURIER (KELOWNA) Qualifications: • Working knowledge of prepress equipment /software. • Knowledge of CTP, image setters and negative output preferred • Computer experience on Mac / PC • Exceptional knowledge of graphic design and ad production.• Able to work with little or no supervision. Responsibilities: •Assist in the analysis of existing business practices and workflows. •Design and implement tools to both automate and improve these existing operations. •Ability to lead, direct and manage Prepress/Composing department personnel. •Be a team player, self -motivated with strong work ethics. Previous newspaper experience an asset. Wages as per union contract.. Submit resumes by May 30, 2011 to: Okanagan Valley Newspaper Group Email: humanresources@ok.bc.ca

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BUSY AUTOMOTIVE DEALER expanding operations seeking competent people to fill the following positions: Service Adviser, Service Technician, Shop Foreman, Parts Technician, Sales Consultant. If you have a proven track record in the automotive industry then we want to add you to our winning team. Email resume to: alberta.autodealer@gmail.com FINNING/CATERPILLAR MECHANIC Training. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma/mechanical aptitude required. Hands-on training, on-campus residences. GPRC, Fairview, Alberta, 1-888-999-7882 gprc.ab.ca/fairview PUT POWER in your career as a Power Engineer! On campus boiler lab. Affordable residences. Study 4th Class and Part A 3rd Class. GPRC Fairview, Alberta. 1-888-999-7882 gprc.ab.ca/fairview 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

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Management

BRABY MOTORS SALMON ARM has two great employment opportunities. Business Manager and Controller. Long term stability with career advancement opportunities. Work with a dynamic management team with a 46 year established client base. Email resume derrick@brabymotors.com, fax 1-250-832-4545 or apply in person 1250 TCH. Salmon Arm.

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Dogs

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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

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Lumber/Building Supplies

BUILDING SALE... “Rock Bottom Prices!”. 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995. 40x80 $22,600. 47x100 $35,690. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 1-800-668-5422

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Garage Sale

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

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

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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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

8125

Gutters

Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-420-4800

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

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

8130

Sell it in the Classifieds!

604

630.3300

Handyperson

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

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

BEST PRICE! Bath, kitchen, plumbing, flooring, painting, etc. Call Mic, 604-725-3127 DUSTTIN’S HANDYMAN Service All jobs Large and Small. Competitive Rates 604-873-5990

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

8140

Heating

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

8150 Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

Flooring/ Refinishing

Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

KERRISDALE, 48TH & Yew, cozy 1 br, suit 1 quiet person, ns all appls, own laundry, alarm, priv yard, immed $975. 604-250-1522

1BDRM/1BTH BSMT SUITE Renovated & shared laundry. Near BCIT, transit, shopping, parks. N/P, N/S. $750+utils/month. 604-435-4969.

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158

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

Clean Sweep?

3 BR main flr, nice clean house, close to bus & skytrain, Killarney & Vaness Ave, $1385 share utils, np ns 604-782-4987

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

VANCOUVER @ YOUR HOME GUTTERS. Installs, cleaning, repairs WCB Insured 604-340-7189

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

2 BDRM high level bsmt $1,000 incl utils+ cbl, i/net, w/d ns, no pets, June 1st. 41st Rhodes St. Van. Pls call 604-879-2439

Fencing/Gates

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

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

Suites/Partial Houses

8090

Concrete

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

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

6602

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Recreation Property

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5070

5070

Legal Services

IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161

Call Kristen today (604) 786-4663

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

5060

www.4pillars.ca

Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk! New Mayne Is. Craftsman! 1300 sf 4 min to beach level south exp lot $369,000 more pics; theborsos@shaw.ca 250.539.3124

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6BDRM/4BTH 4737 VICTORY ST Huge Character/Heritage Home, in sought after Metrotown Area near Crystal Mall, Large 1800+ SQFT Suite Major Revenue Potential, fully updated up to code plumbing and electrical new kitchen with S/S appliances, granite counters, GOTO: randyrinaldo.com for more info, pictures, videos OPEN HOUSE MAY: 21, 22 2-4PM $1,188,000 Call: (604) 781-4995 email: ranrin82@shaw.ca

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SWEDISH BODY MASSAGE & WAXING

4060

Business Opps/ Franchises

Kitchens/Baths

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

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby


HOME SERVICES 8155

Landscaping

Greenscape Design

8185

Moving & Storage

AJK MOVING LTD.

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

COMPLETE LANDSCAPING beauty • value • innovation View work on

604-808-0370

(604) 875-9072 873-5292

778-997-9582

B&Y MOVING

FAIRWAY PAINTING

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

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

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www.jimsmowing.ca 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 604-723-2468; T. TRAN, New lawns, grass cuts, p/raking, aerating, hedging, pruning. Reliable

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

garage, basement, backyard.

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 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576. AMIGO'S MOVING. Delivery. Storage. No Job too Small or Big. Clean up, Garage, Basement. Call 604-782-9511

= MASTER MOVERS =

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

Insured, from $35/hour, 3 ton 604-319-4204

EXPERT PRUNING Cert Arb Ornamental & fruit trees, shrubs,etc Colin Malcolm 604-618-9741

TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 • bc.moving@gmail.com •

PLUMBERS

Insured/WCB

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

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

7291234

30% OFF all painting. Goodwood Painting Services. 20 years experience. Call 604-723-1643 AAA Professional int/ext painter & wall paperer. Guar work. Free est. John 604-318-2059 (Kits)

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

LAWNS CUT, yard clean-up, hedges pruned, trees trimmed, gutters, rubbish. 604-773-0075 SASHA LANDSCAPING, Trimming, Grass Cut, Garden Maint. Free Est. Insured. 604-812-1298 ★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Landscaping, gardening, power raking, lawncare, pruning, cedar fencing. Call Terry, 604-726-1931 WILDHORSEGARDENS.CA ✫Eco Garden Care✫ Free Consultation & Estimates. Call Today! 604-328-4498

8175

Masonry

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

8195

CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD Int/Ext Specialist 20 yr exp. Reas rates, quality. Licensed, Ins, WCB Jean-Guy 604-626-1975 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 URBAN PAINTING ...High quality, material discounts, warranty. & great refs. 604-836-9675

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

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

8205

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

8220

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

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

604-730-1566

www.carefulpainting.ca derek@carefulpainting.ca

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

Kitchens & Bathroom Carpentry & Tiling Small job welcome

References - Guaranteed Vancouver West

3J Contracting Renovations / New Homes Int. / Ext. Painting Landscaping Drywall, Electrical Flooring, Tiling etc. Comm. & Res. Ins’d / WCB

778-320-5471

Save Money on Manufacturer Direct! Quality Custom Kitchens & Baths New • Renos • Refacing • Closets Entertainment Units & more! Free Estimates 604-328-0611

RENOVATIONS 22-BUILD (222-8453)

Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave.

Plumbing

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

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

Licensed, Insured & Bonded Lic. Plumbers & Gas Fitters Over 20 years Experience Custom Renovations to Small Repairs

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

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

Tel: 604-931-7575

Cell: 604-612-4347

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

8250

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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

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

8309

Roofing

Tiling

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

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

Spring Special WE PAY THE HST!*

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

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty

8310

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

CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

8315

#1 Roofing Company in BC

Tree Services

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

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

604-263-2530

Screens

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

8335

Window Cleaning

White Rose Window Cleaning Windows Cleaned Inside & Outside Gutters Cleared & Cleaned FREE ESTIMATES

604-274-0285

Top Soil

Waters Home Maintenance Window Cleaning, also gutters. Free est. 604-738-6606 WINDOW Cleaning, soft wash, pressure wash, all gutter repairs. Blue Sky Windows, 736-1979

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604-588-0833

To advertise call 604-630-3300

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Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

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drytech.ca

AUTOMOTIVE 9105

ROOFING/ RE-ROOFING Leak Repairs & Chimney Repairs

SAVE $ 604-228-ROOF (7663) Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave.

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

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

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

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 WANT A VEHICLE But Stressed About Your Credit? We Fund Your Future Not Your Past. Want a Visa? Any Credit, All Accepted. 1-888-593-6095

9125

9160

Sports & Imports

1998 VOLVO XC70, wagon, blue, 210kms, 7 seats, rare, auto, loaded, $5500.. 604-926-5677 2003 VW Jetta TDI, 5 spd, ac, $5450. D9921 car in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522

2005 VOLVO V70 Wagon Sport edition. 112,000kms, well maintained, exc condition, no issues. $17,800. 604-987-4051

Domestic

JORGENSEN ROOFING 3 Generations since 1945! Specializing in Residential Roofs REECE • 604-518-7278 VANCOUVER @ YOUR HOME ROOFING. New roofs & repairs WCB Insured 604-340-7189

8255

Rubbish Removal

Residential & Commercial Free Estimates Large or small jobs Nobody beats our prices $ 15 OFF with this ad

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604-537-8523

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

THE SCRAPPER

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256

’99 SAAB Hatchback, good cond. 178000km, new brakes, 9 tires $5900 OBO 604.762.4237

9505

Boat Parts & Service

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

9515

Boats

17’ LONG runabout with a reliable Yamaha 40 hp engine & a galvanized trailer $3500. 604-328-6933, 604-313-2180

9522

RV’s/Trailers

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

GET OUT YOUR LIST! We do all the fussy little jobs no one else wants to do. Workmanship & Satisfaction Guaranteed. Est 1983. Ralph 682-8256

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

Scrap Car Removal

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

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

BATH/KITCHEN Renos, decks, fencing, home repairs. Home Improvment Centre. 604-240-9081

9145

ALL JUNK? s r

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

1999 FORD Taurus, red, good cond, 1 owner, no accidents, full papers. NEW front tires, radiator, hoses, brakes. $3500. 604-767-9305

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

$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

9160

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Sports & Imports

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com 10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

8270

ETNA CERAMIC Tile & Remodelling. Kitchen & Bath Specialists. 30 years exp., Call 778-829-3368.

“We Keep you Dry”

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8300

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

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

Renovations & Home Improvement

EW31

778 - 319-2120

Since 1989

604-312-6311

For Free Estimate Please Call:

Renovations & Home Improvement

732-8453

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AFFORDABLE MOVING

8240

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

Interior and Exterior Painting

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

8240

drytech.ca

Paving/Seal Coating

A+A+A+A+A+A+

8185

Power Washing

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

Serving West Side since 1987

Vancouver’s West Side Painting Company

8225

CANWEST CABINETRY

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

Moving & Storage

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

Barwick Painting Prof. painters, exp. painters, in partnership with Benjamin Moore. 604-263-2530

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

Plumbing

★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com

CANSTAR PAINTING

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

www.greenscapedesign.ca

8220

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

1985 MERCEDES 500 SEL, 4 dr sedan, sunroof, heated seats, fully loaded, good cond. Collector plates $6000. 604-980-6487

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


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