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Some of the cheapest digs in Vancouver can be found at Hostelling International’s Jericho Beach location managed by Stephen Campbell.

PERSONAL HISTORY BY CHERYL ROSSI The great-great granddaughter of Sir James Douglas visits the school named for him and remembers her own time there.

STADIUM SEAT SALE BY BOB MACKIN The NDP says if elected it would seriously consider selling moneylosing B.C. Place to the private sector.

OPINION THE ART OF THE DEAL BY ALLEN GARR Vague statements on funding by governments aside, a new site for the Vancouver Art Gallery is too important to fail.

ENTERTAINMENT SWEET SPOT: HAVE A CACAO BY EAGRANIE YUH East Van Roaster arrives in Gastown with a mandate of making chocolate delights and training disadvantaged women.

SPORTS WINDS OF FORTUNE BY MEGAN STEWART

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Sailors Zach Mesman and Daniel Franz-Hernandez hope the raucous weather of English Bay will aid them in their Olympic quest.

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tephen Codrington wants the Vancouver park board to set his people free this summer. The 42-year-old father of three is passionate about kitesurfing — a water sport that combines elements of windsurfing, wakeboarding and paragliding by harnessing the power of the wind using a large, inflatable kite — and he wants Vancouver to join other cities such as Toronto, Kingston, Chicago and San Francisco in allowing it beach access. Kitesurfing, also known as kiteboarding, is soaring in popularity, although participants who launch from Spanish Banks — which generally sees the most favourable wind conditions to access English Bay — are violating a park board bylaw that states: “No person shall use, carry or possess a surfboard, windsurfer, canoe or boat in a park or on a beach save in such areas as designated by the General Manager.” The bylaw is rarely enforced except when lifeguards are on duty during the summer and prevent kitesurfers from hitting the water. “The spot we have in mind is the westernmost part of the beach because it has a little thing that sticks out and we figure there are some natural barriers there to help say ‘this is the zone,’” said Codrington of a location to the northeast of the concession stand in West Point Grey. He added that kitesurfers rarely want to access English Bay during the summer months because wind conditions generally aren’t as good at that time of year compared to other nearby hot spots off Squamish and White Rock. “If you look at the actual wind statistics for the summer months when the lifeguards are there, it isn’t common to have good wind but it is so special when it happens and it is such a shame to miss,” he added. “Kitesurfing is a wonderful sport but the conditions that it needs, you either have a fair window [of opportunity] or you don’t. It’s not like you’re

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Kiteboarder Stephen Codrington at the launch point at Spanish Banks. He and local kiteboarders are hoping to get permission from the Vancouver Park Board to obtain beach access during the summer months. just floating in the water holding a piece of string waiting for the wind to pick up.” Vision Vancouver park board chair Sarah Blyth said creating a special launch zone for kitesurfing is worth looking into, especially since kitesurfers are unable to access the water the same way windsurfers and dinghy sailors do via the Jericho Sailing Centre. “We would be open to discussions on it,” said Blyth. “Sometimes the only way you know that a bylaw is outdated is when you start hearing that it is affecting people in a negative way. They made a good point that

when it is really, really windy out and they are at their happiest, not as many people are going to the beach anyway.” Codrington likens the situation to the days when snowboarding wasn’t allowed on ski hills. “The difference is that nothing changed with snowboarding except with people’s attitudes. What has changed with kitesurfing is the gear, because this truly was an extreme sport in the ’90s, but now it is much, much safer and easier to do.” The Squamish Windsports Society has sent a formal proposal to the board asking

permission to use the spot that has also been endorsed by both the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the B.C. Sailing Association. Shaun Healy, the supervisor of aquatics and the city’s head lifeguard, was not permitted to speak to the Courier because the proposal has yet to be officially included on a park board agenda. afleming@vancourier.com twitter.com/flematic To see more photos and web content, scan page using

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he president of the Point Grey Village BIA says the association talked to the riding’s two key candidates for the upcoming provincial election, Liberal Premier Christy Clark and NDP candidate David Eby. “[We] expressed our interests and concerns about a transit corridor,” said Michael McBride, owner of Michael McBride Menswear at 4426 West 10th Ave., which is in its 25th year. “We’re powerless in it anyway. If TransLink decides they’re going to do it and they get the funds, the city’s all for it because they hate cars and they could probably tag some bike lanes along up the hill.” McBride would prefer a tunnelled train along West 10th Avenue to the University of B.C. “They would be better served having one

from Richmond into here,” he added. “If you’ve ever been on Southwest Marine first thing in the morning or late in afternoon going home, it’s a parking lot.” Rose Concepcion, co-owner of MIX The Bakery at 4430 West 10th Ave. and a BIA board member, agrees a tunnelled train would be the least disruptive. “We definitely don’t want a repeat of what happened at Cambie,” said Concepcion, referring to the loss in business merchants suffered along that street during construction of the Canada Line. “Who can survive that?” Concepcion knows tunnelling would be more expensive than other options. “But it depends if you’re just looking at financial costs, or what the cost will be to the community and the surrounding businesses,” she said. TransLink released its UBC Rapid Transit Line Study in March which recommended

three options for rapid transit to UBC: streetlevel light rapid transit, akin to Calgary’s system or the streetcars that ran in Vancouver during the Olympics, from Commercial and Broadway along Broadway, West 10th Avenue and University Boulevard; a subway from VCC-Clark SkyTrain station to Arbutus Street combined with light rapid transit from the Main Street-Science World SkyTrain station to UBC, or a mainly tunnelled train from VCCClark to UBC via Great Northern Way, Broadway, West 10th and University Boulevard. A TransLink report states at-grade light rapid transit would cost $1.11 billion to construct, $1.38 billion to $1.84 billion for a partially tunnelled route, or $3.01 billion for a subway. TransLink spokesperson Jennifer Siddon said costs range from $2.2 billion to $5.5 billion. “Now the heavy lifting starts,” she said. “It’s the conversations about how do you fund it, what’s the best fit for the region and

prioritizing those kinds of projects.” The city and UBC report about the corridor that was prepared by KPMG and released in February recommended rail-based rapid transit, likely a subway, to UBC. McBride rejects surface rail that would eradicate at least one row of parking. “Small businesses can’t afford to lose that kind of accessibility for customers,” he said. “Business is tough enough for us and the city isn’t our friend by any sense of the imagination.” Siddon emphasized the potential line is just one part of the regional transportation plan. “I don’t expect to be in business by the time they ever get around to it. There’s just no money,” McBride said. “And if anyone deserves transit it’s east, getting out and getting people off the 401 [Trans-Canada Highway].” crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi


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Posh digs aplenty in Pt. Grey CHERYL ROSSI Staff writer

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he most expensive West Point Grey home on Realitylink.org is listed at a cool $17.5 million. The 2,900-foot-home on a 52,000square-foot lot overlooks the sea from Belmont Avenue and was designed by Geoff Massey, who worked with the late Arthur Erickson. Fifteen homes in the area that stretches from West 16th Avenue to English Bay, Alma Street to Blanca are listed at more than $5 million. “Over the years, it has held its value probably more than any other area,” said Sue Johnson, a resident of and realtor in West Point Grey for 24 years. “Markets always ebb and flow. They go up and down. That area goes down the least and goes up the most.” Johnson has visited spectacular homes, custom built with attention to detail, with even more spectacular views. “Where glass meets the ocean and it’s all open on the main floor,” said Johnson, a realtor with Dexter Realty. “It’s seamless, there’s no walls. You are in a space where you can cook, a chef’s kitchen, and entertain in a group setting and then turn around and be in front of a beautiful, cozy fireplace... all set at the ocean’s edge because the way the glass is seamless and transcends from the outside to the inside.” Prices in Point Grey range from $1.4 million for a lot to $17.5 million for the toppriced “piece of art,” as Johnson put it. That makes the average price of a home in West

Point Grey $3.8 million. Including only homes priced under $5 million puts the median at $2.7 million to $2.9 million. For that amount buyers can choose a new to one-year-old 2,800-squarefoot home on a 33-foot lot that doesn’t have a view, a dated character home on a 50-foot lot that has a view from a top floor or a “teardown” on a large lot on a busier street. Johnson says West Point Grey has historically attracted local and international buyers. “Nothing has changed,” she said. “Newsworthy has been the Chinese market, the Asian market, but also internationally from people all over the world.” She and her real estate partner, Sarah Thompson, have noticed buyers in West Point Grey tend to stay in West Point Grey. “They love the parks, they love being literally 12 minutes to downtown, close access to the airport, the topnotch schools,” Johnson said. “I’ve built, personally, three of my homes there.” The estimated sale price of a typical detached home on the West Side, according to March figures from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, was $2 million, down 9.1 per cent from the previous year, but up 28.2 per cent from five years ago. Johnson says the market is becoming more balanced for buyers and sellers, and that “accurately” priced homes are moving. The spring market just started to blossom last week and lately she’s even seen multiple offers and properties selling within a week. crossi@vancourier.com

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ir James Douglas elementary will celebrate its 100th anniversary May 11 with the help of its namesake’s great great-granddaughter. “It’s living history. It’s wonderful for the kids,” said Catherine Feniak, principal of the kindergarten to Grade 7 school on Victoria Drive in Victoria-Fraserview. “How rare to have a connection to the person that your school is named after.” Great great-granddaughter Cynthia Fleming attended Grade 7 at Sir James Douglas in 1951 and 1952. As for attending the institution named for her ancestor, Fleming told the Courier: “I never even thought about it because it really never entered in anyone’s conversation.” The 73-year-old resident of Surrey only took an interest in the man that governed the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia from 1858 to 1864 after she received a book about him, Old Square-Toes and His Lady, as a retirement gift in 2002. Fleming, nee Bushby Diaz, notes the book states “there are no descendants with the name Bushby left in British Columbia.” That inaccuracy impelled Fleming to contact its author and to read more about her great great-grandfather, who was born in British Guiana, now Guyana, in 1803, the son of a Scottish plantation owner and a Creole mother of mixed European and African ancestry. Educated in Britain, Douglas sailed to Canada to work in the fur trade, married a Cree-Irish woman, rose in the ranks of the Hudson’s Bay Company and was made governor of the Crown colony of Vancouver Island. “He seemed to be a let’s get the job done person. He wasn’t like the politicians now, they talk a lot and do nothing, and I think maybe he even got himself in a bit of trouble because of that,” Fleming said. “He did things in that era, because of the [United] States, there was a lot of black people that

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came across, and he started an army for them in Victoria, things like that.” Tuesday afternoon, Grade 6 students Agam Gill and Harleen Toor asked Fleming questions generated by their class. They wanted to know what her experience at Douglas was like. “I came from another country and that was a change in itself,” said Fleming, who was born in and spent the first 10 years of her life in Chile. “And I can honestly say that I really never felt like an outsider, I enjoyed myself, I got in trouble, it was great.” Fleming recalled the days where children weren’t tethered to technology, played in the street and chalk was thrown by fearsome teacher Mr. MacIntosh. Sir James Douglas elementary invites former students, parents, staff and teachers to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school May 11 and to bid farewell to the old structure. Its community will move to the new school under construction behind the old school over the summer. The open house will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7550 Victoria Dr. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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hat would you like to see in public open space on the rooftop of a redeveloped Oakridge Centre — how about a Zen garden, a wedding pavilion, bocce courts, a faux beach or a dog park? Those are among activities listed in the public amenities portion of an online City of Vancouver survey about the future of the mall site. Henriquez Partners Architects and Stantec applied to the city last October on behalf of Oakridge Centre owner Ivanhoe Cambridge and Westbank Development to amend the zoning on the 28-acre site. The proposal is for the mixed-use development, including buildings of varying heights — the highest would be 45 storeys — commercial and office space, 2,818 residential units and public amenities such as a community centre and park space. Open houses about the project were held in November and attracted 1,400 visitors while generating 300 comment forms. The online survey is part of public consultation about the rezoning. It quizzes participants on five subjects — public spaces, community amenities, housing, built forms and active transportation. The activities question asks users to pick five of 19 options provided or make suggestions.

The housing section asks questions including what percentage of the total units should be dedicated to studios, one-bedroom, twobedroom or three-plus bedrooms. The survey can be found at vancouver.ca/ oakridge and is open until May 15. Therezoning,likemanydevelopmentprojects these days, also has an official Twitter account: @Oakridge2025 whose feed features historical information and details about the proposal, often using the hashtag #RethinkOakridge. I’m also interested in feedback about the project. If you live in the neighbourhood or have an opinion about the rezoning application send your thoughts to noconnor@vancourier.com and I’ll print some of them in an upcoming Developing Story column. ••• Whileit’snotstrictlyadevelopment,Ichecked into the status of the proposal to extend the seawall from Kits Beach to Jericho Park. Mel Lehan, a director with the Point Grey Natural Foreshore Protective Society, said he hadn’t heard anything official from the park board or city council. “Unofficially, we’ve heard that research is still ongoingbythem.Asofthemomentourgrouphas no action planned on the issue. But we’re ready at a moment’s notice to react, if anything does come up,” Lehan said in an email to the Courier. Jerry Dobrovolny, the city’s director of transportation, said there isn’t any progress to update as the city’s priority right now is the Point Grey Road-Cornwall cycling connection. Continued next page

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noted the time. It was 4:35 Wednesday afternoon. Vancouver’s council chamber erupted in giddy elation that was palpable even to those of us monitoring the proceeding by live video stream. People embraced, cheered, shook each other’s hands and wiped tears from their eyes. All this was in response to a unanimous vote by council that was in no doubt as to the outcome. After at least 10 years of debate and lobbying, then a supportive staff report along with a three-page motion, the Vancouver Art Gallery has been granted a 99-year lease for the use of two thirds of the land at Cambie and Georgia streets, Larwill Park, for their new building. There was not a naysayer in the joint. In the preceding two hours, 17 speakers frequently cast the new gallery and the decision to build it as a significant moment in Vancouver’s history. Hank Bull, co-founder of the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, compared the decision to the first ever made by a Vancouver city council, which was to set aside the land at the far end of the city’s downtown peninsula as Stanley Park. Then, in a reference to the enthusiasm and impact of the recent Olympic Games, Bull said: “We did the sports. Now we’re doing the arts. This is our future. This is who we are.” And if you doubt the effect one iconic art gallery can have on a city, the fellow from Tourism Vancouver reminded council of the impact that Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum has had on the once down-at-theheels steel town of Bilbao in northern Spain. So now that this hurdle has passed, and VAG director Kathleen Bartels, her board chair Bruce Wright and their friends and supporters have toasted their victory, there is the matter of the $350 million to be raised for the project, the strings attached to council’s approval. Earlier this week when the outcome at council seemed obvious once Mayor Gregor Robertson was publicly in support, the headline writers at the Globe and Mail declared the celebration by the folks at the VAG evidence of a “Pyrrhic victory;” the gallery leadership had expended so much energy winning this battle at council, they would not have the resources to win the war; raising the dough would defeat them. Indeed, the Courier reported a few days later that the federal government was “cool” to the idea that they should put in the $100 million that was part of the gallery’s financial plan. The province was equally chilly when questioned by reporters about adding another $50 million to the $50 million committed back when Gordon Campbell was premier. The remainder will be privately raised and $40 million is already committed. But I would not bet against VAG on this one. Instead, I’d look a bit more closely at what the politicians are actually saying and which politicians are saying it. Let’s start with Ottawa and Canada’s Heritage Minister James Moore, who also happens to be Stephen Harper’s lead political minister for B.C. (The dispenser of all the federal goodies in these parts.) It was telling that Moore did not make himself available. Instead, he sent out his press secretary to deliver some blah, blah, blah, which was hardly definitive. Although he did point out that the government had not been presented with any official proposal from the VAG. And note the VAG deadline and the next federal election are both about two years off. Consider that door still open. As for the province, the B.C. Liberals now plead poverty. Which is neither yes or no, but is consistent with its current spend thrift messaging. And who cares anyway? It’s likely the NDP who will form the next government. For now, its culture critic Spencer Chandra Herbert says the request would go into the pile along with a number of others. I’d call that a space holder until after May 14 and until the VAG comes up with a concrete plan. And then you will see Adrian Dix or, less likely, Christy Clark climb on board just as premiers have in support of their art galleries in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. Have I ever been wrong? agarr@vancourier.com

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n the 1987 film Someone to Love, Henry Jaglom plays a loose version of himself: a guy directing a play starring his real-life actor friends. In one scene, the house lights come up and reveal a portly figure watching from the back of the theatre. In response to Jaglom’s questions, the famed filmmaker Orson Welles launches into a long soliloquy on loneliness, singlehood, gender relations, slavery, and civilization. Welles cautions his director friend that he is “speaking from the cheap seats, not Mount Sinai,” before asserting that society is still coming to terms with “the great revolution of our time, the liberation of women. But by liberating women we are freeing the last of our slaves. And for fifteen, twenty thousand years, there has never been a civilization ever, including the great democracy of Pericles in Athens … that has not been maintained by slaves.” Welles adds that it has only been within the past 200 years that anyone thought slavery is wrong. “We have yet to see whether a civilization can be based on equality. It’s a brand new idea,” he observes, puffing on a cigar. A left-leaning thinker who rightly regarded women’s liberation as advancement, Welles wasn’t talking about what should be. He was dispassionately commenting on what was, is, and what might be, given humanity’s dark history of exploiting its own kind. The cultural anthropologist Marvin Harris once observed that the employment of women in the expanding, postwar information and service economy in the United States came at the expense of a prior class of slaves, men who migrated by the millions into cities looking for factory jobs after America’s industrialization had swallowed up many small farms. From the ’50s on, employers gave higher priority to white females with college educations over uneducated African-American males, who might prove to be more demanding of rights. The working parts of Harris’s socioeconomic model are complex, but suffice it to say that the corporate world made its peace with feminism once it figured out how to exploit it. “By the early 1960s the baby-boom parents were finding it increasingly difficult to achieve or hold on to middle-class standards of consumption for themselves and their children, and the wife’s job had begun to play a crucial role in family finances,” Harris wrote in his 1987 book Why Nothing Works: The Anthropology of Everyday Life. The massive productive forces of corporate capitalism demanded continuous consumption, and the long-term consequences for family life were as predictable as Newtonian ballistics. Today it’s virtually impossible for a middle-class couple to raise a family on one wage. This has meant a Pyrrhic victory for women and couples, especially those with children. But it’s nothing most of us would want to trade for the human rights deficit suffered by women across the developing world. Had he lived to the present day, Welles might have been surprised to learn there are still an estimated 26 million slaves across the globe, most of them women and children. Even the global trade in sugar, the devil’s candy that fuelled the African slave trade, still relies on indentured black workers in the Dominican Republic and elsewhere. Yes, the abolition movement ended serfdom, officially, across the industrialized democracies, followed by women’s emancipation in the U.S. and Europe. The world has advanced in terms of reducing slave levels relative to global population. Yet new forms of civilization’s toxic habit appear to be on the rise. Slavery has an odd resemblance to pornography in that we all think we can recognize it right away when we see it — but like pornography, slavery can assume forms that have a veneer of legality if not respectability. Thanks to the “world is flat” ethos of globalization, in which a race to the bottom smacks down on “level playing field” worthy of George Romero, we are starting to see the latest version of labour exploitation arrive on our shores. It is serfdom in all but name, disguised with the euphemism “temporary foreign workers program.” The recent uproar over RBC’s employee relations has drawn public attention to Canada’s temporary worker permits, which allows tens of thousands of foreign workers to work at wages less than those negotiated for Canadian labourers. This is hardly a progressive trend for women and men, whether foreign and domestic. More on this topic next week. www.geoffolson.com

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To the editor: Re: “Kerfuffle at Kits Community Centre,” April 24. The Vancouver Park Board and its allies are describing the annual general meeting last week at Kitsilano Community Centre as a “failed takeover” and unsuccessful “coup.” Yes, a group of local candidates came forward to run against the existing Kits board — a board that supports the park board plan to take effective control of all Vancouver community centres. And, yes, most but not all of those opposing the existing board were defeated. It is up to people in Kitsilano to decide whether their centre’s election was run fairly. But since when is a genuine, multi-candidate election an attempted “coup?” Are not contested elections an essential part of the democratic process? Is there, for example, anyone who would take seriously a claim that the provincial NDP is mounting a “coup” to take over the government in Victoria from the Liberals? The park board should know a takeover when it sees one. It is, itself, mounting an increasingly desperate effort to push through its planned takeover of the local community centres, and to do so

before most people notice. Park commissioners approved this plan after a one-night, nine-hour long marathon meeting. The board did not put its plan to a vote of the citizens of Vancouver. It has refused even to consult the public and refused to hold public hearings, until after it has made its final decision. All of this suggests some odd and dangerous ideas about local democracy. Don Munton, Vancouver

K&K HEADLINES MAKE THE GRADE To the editor: Re: “Kudos & Kvetches: Headline Hunters,” April 17. Thanks for K&K’s Headline Hunters wordplay. You know, even if the B.C. Liberals win the coming election they still lose to the inevitable headline, “Christy beats Dix.” Is the free world ready for that kind of honesty in politics? Cal Koat, Vancouver

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To the editor: Re: “Thatcher conjured up socialism for the rich,” April 19. Never in my life have I read a more biased and leftist column

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about Margaret Thatcher than the one written by Mr. Olson. In communist China, she is praised, Under her statue in the National Museum is a small inscription reading: “Margaret Thatcher — The greatest female prime minister of the 20th century.” Thatcher did not do everything right, no PM ever does. But it is without any doubt that she rescued the U.K. economy from the ruins caused by unions, also known in Europe as “British disease.” To accuse Thatcher of “wrecking the British manufacturing industry” is complete nonsense reminiscent of communist propaganda of 50 years ago. There is nothing wrong with privatizing government-owned industry. After all, the very word “Government” means to govern, not enterprise. To call it “smashing the public sector into privatized pieces” is a term communist governments of Eastern Europe used in school textbooks as propaganda to justify their own nationalizing program of private enterprise. World statesmen, from Mikhail Gorbachev to former U.K. Labour leader Tony Blair, have praised Thatcher for returning Britain to prosperity. The voters of Britain surely knew something Mr.Olson still does not know. They liked her. George Vytasek, Vancouver

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Kevin McCormick (centre) has made it his mission to reunite families and museums with war artifacts.

ing the freedom he says the soldiers helped preserve for Canadians today that he has no interest in regulating the fate of medals the soldiers received. But McCormick admitted he struggles when he sees sets of military medals for sale online advertised for their worth if melted down for the silver. “I’m not for regulation because I think it’s more important that people just get it,” said McCormick. He added it’s just as disturbing to see medals advertised as being the complete set of a soldier killed in action. Those ads make McCormick wonder if the family of the soldier has any idea their grandparent’s or greatgrandparent’s medals are being sold online. McCormick purchases as many as he can find to reunite the artifacts with a family member. “If I can’t find a family member I donate them to a museum with a verbal agreement that should a family member come forward, that they go to them.” McCormick added if anyone in Vancouver has questions about how to track down a family member’s military history or has artifacts they’d like to donate to a museum or return to loved ones, he’d be happy to help. McCormick can be reached by email at kmccormick@huntingtonu.ca. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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The Aberthau Potters Club hosts its annual spring show and sale May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Aberthau Mansion, 4397 West Second Ave. The potters will celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary and shared passion for clay, each other and the public next year. More than 50 ceramic artists work out of the studio in the converted coach house at Aberthau Mansion, which does double duty as the West Point Grey Community Centre where pottery classes are offered for children and adults. For more information about the group and a gallery of photos, visit aberthaupotters.com.

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It’s one of the biggest events of the year in Vancouver — just ask any plant lover. The annual plant sale at VanDusen Botanical Garden takes more than 400 volunteers to organize, a year to produce and generates a fan-frenzy line-up or more than 10,000 people over a six-hour period. This year’s sale offers up more than 40,000 plants. Organizers advise gardeners to bring a wheelbarrow and a friend.

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Members of the Aberthau Potters Club put the finishing touches on their work as they prepare for their annual spring show and sale May 4 at Aberthau Mansion. Scan this page with Layar for website information. Master gardeners will be on site to give advice. Visa, MasterCard, personal cheques and cash are accepted and admission to the garden is free during the event. The sale runs Sunday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. VanDusen is located at the corner of Oak Street and West 37th Avenue. Go to vancouver.ca/vandusen/ for more information.

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he said yes. That’s the answer many Courier readers and staff were waiting to hear after a marriage proposal in the form of a half page ad appeared in the newspaper Friday, April 19. The distinctive ad features a red background with the image of a prancing horse and the words “Yes, I’ll buy you a horse,” written in large letters. The ad also includes the question, “Will you marry me finally?” laid out in a smaller font below. Bride-to-be Noel Wray said after the shock of the surprise proposal had worn off the difference in font sizes gave her the biggest enjoyment. “Here in these big letters is ‘Yes, I’ll buy you a horse,’” a smiling Wray told the Courier the day after the proposal. “Then underneath is this little, ‘Will you marry me finally.’”

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Vacationing Washington, D.C. couple Noel Wray and Chris Kyle took a walk on the seawall after Kyle proposed to the bride-to-be with a half-page advertisement in the Courier. Wray, a Washington, D.C. consultant, was delighted at the lengths her new fiancé Chris Kyle, a nurse anesthesiologist also from Washington, D.C., went to make the engagement a special one. Kyle called the Courier from the U.S. almost two weeks ago to place the ad. The American couple had planned a road trip

to Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria and western Washington State, so the timing of the ad had to coincide with their arrival at the St. Regis Hotel downtown Tuesday. With hotel staff in on the secret, the plan was to have copies of the newspaper in their room as they checked in. Kyle planned to ask Wray to flip through the paper to find any local

events they might want to know about. “We always do that when we travel so there was nothing unusual about that,” explained Kyle. “But when we checked into our hotel room someone had placed the ad on top of the dresser.” A quick-thinking Kyle flipped the ad over and covered it with Wray’s purse before she got a look at it. After they got settled, Kyle offered his rehearsed line and Wray grabbed a copy of the newspaper. It took the brideto-be only a few seconds to spot the ad. “It immediately caught my eye because I’m always asking Chris to buy me a horse,” said Wray, who added she grew up with horses and rides most weekends. “Whenever I’m having a really bad day and feeling stressed, I always say to Chris, ‘Will you buy me a horse?’” When a shocked Wray turned around, Kyle had an engagement ring in his hand. With that promise of a horse now on the record in public, the logistics of becoming an actual owner will be a detail worked out once the couple returns home. For now, Wray and Kyle plan to enjoy their last few days in Canada — and break the news to family and friends. “We haven’t made an official announcement on Facebook,” said Wray laughing. “But we plan to make some calls soon.” sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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Maricris came to Canada in 2008 as a livein care-giver. After gaining her permanent residence status, she decided that she wanted to launch a new career in healthcare but had no idea where to begin. Seeking guidance, she visited the WorkBC Vancouver Midtown Employment Services Centre located on East 3rd Avenue. The Centre is operated by Pacific Community Resources, a non-profit society serving Lower Mainland communities since 1984. PCRS delivers more than 40 programs serving thousands of individuals from Vancouver to Chilliwack. Midtown Employment Service Centre works with several partner agencies to provide services to job seekers in the community.

the Canadian Red Cross to enhance her skills and knowledge of the healthcare system. “Doug did great work in connecting me with VGH; I couldn’t have done it without him” says Maricris. “I’m happy to say I was hired after my practicum on a casual basis and they have given me full time hours this past month!

Opening the door… Maricris teamed up with a WorkBC Case Manager and following an initial orientation session, a series of assessments, workshops and vocational and educational research, Maricris identified Medical Office Assistant as her career goal. With the assistance of WorkBC, Maricris was able to access tuition support and enrolled in a Medical Office Assistant program with a local college. She was accepted into the program and began the journey toward obtaining the credentials necessary to secure her employment goal. Throughout the training, her WorkBC Case Manager remained in contact with her, monitoring her progress and supporting her as needed. Maricris received coaching on how to address issues as they arose. Feedback from the College was consistently positive, stating her grades were “above average” and that she was “progressing wonderfully.” Toward the end of her training program, Maricris contacted Job Developer Doug S. and asked for support in securing a practicum, as she was unable to do so on her own. Doug spoke with the College and the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and was able to secure a practicum for Maricris with VGH. Maricris took on the role with gusto, working hard and even taking on additional volunteer hours with VGH and with

Maricris continues to receive ongoing support from the WorkBC program. “I know that Doug and the team are there if I need assistance” says Maricris. “I have nothing but gratitude to everyone there who helped me get where I am today. I’m now stress-free and looking forward to a bright future in Canada” she says. “I’ve already achieved so much but I understand that I need to continue to work hard so I can achieve even more success.” WorkBC Employment Services Centres offer integrated services and supports that are accessible to all British Columbians who are eligible to work. To get connected to your local WorkBC Employment Service Centre in Vancouver, call 604 660 2421 or visit www.workbccentres.ca.

Increased tuition funding for unemployed British Columbians Interested in accessing skills training through the Employment Program of BC? You could be eligible for up to $7,500 in tuition funding!

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WEST POINT GREY a journey through our city’s neighbourhoods Vancouver Special is a year-long journey through each of Vancouver’s unique neighbourhoods. Join us every two weeks in our weekend issue for another look at a different community in our city.

West Point Grey lawn bowlers get ready to roll

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AT A GLANCE Forty-odd years ago, Louise Weinberger and her husband bought a West Point Grey home for $16,000. Its value has since soared to $1.6 million. Weinberger said wages at the time were about $8,000 a year and the house needed a lot of work, but it’s clearly been a solid investment in what’s become one of Vancouver’s most affluent neighbourhoods, bounded by Blanca and Alma streets between West 16th and English Bay. Weinberger represents one segment of West Point Grey’s population — longtime middle class homeowners who don’t consider themselves rich, except in real estate, thanks to buying into the community before prices became prohibitive to anyone other than the rich. “I don’t think it’s a particularly wealthy area, not exclusively. Yes, there are a lot of very nice homes and probably high earners but there’s a mix — there are all kinds of people living in this area, I think. I certainly wasn’t in that category. I never was wealthy and I’m still not,” says Weinberger whose late husband worked at Carling Brewery. But the 73-year-old, who has no problem with the introduction of fourplexes or tasteful laneway homes into the neighbourhood, acknowledged her three children have been priced out of West Point Grey, a common problem faced across much of the city. The Musqueam people lived in the area in the ancient village of Ee’yullmough, according to the City of Vancouver. The neighbourhood earned its West Point Grey moniker in 1792. It’s named after English explorer Capt. George Vancouver’s friend Capt. George Grey. Its appeal is obvious — quiet, leafy residential streets and proximity to the University of B.C., the beach and downtown Vancouver. West 10th Avenue offers a popular shopping and restaurant district and residents celebrate the start of summer with the annual Point Grey Fiesta, which includes a parade along West 10th and activities at Trimble Park. The West Side neighbourhood is also home to Jericho Garrison, Jericho Arts Centre and the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. Schools include both private and public. “In my opinion, it’s one of the nicest places in the city to live,” Weinberger said.

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Alice Kwan delivers a bowl at the West Point Grey Lawn Bowling Club as Louise Weinberger waits her turn. NAOIBH O’CONNOR Staff writer

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athie Draeseke towels off a bowl while considering her first throw. Conditions are poor at West Point Grey Lawn Bowling Club — the mid-April day is drizzly and grey, and the wet green hasn’t been cut to competition-length yet. Taking on the lead role in the pre-season demonstration doubles game, Draeseke is partnered with skip and club president Cathleen Rowlette. The pair is matched against Alice Kwan and Louise Weinberger. Under dry conditions, Draeseke would aim the weighted bowl fairly wide so it curled right towards the previously thrown jack. Conscious of the too-deep damp grass, she cups the bowl in her hands, bends her knees and rolls it narrow. “That was good. It’s not short. It’s behind the jack,” she tells the Courier. “If it was short, it would be in my way next time, so you always want it behind the jack — and, it’s close to the jack.”

Draeseke is one of roughly 70 active female and male bowlers from the club, which serves as a social hub, mainly for the West Side’s well-established seniors community. Founded in 1921 at Sixth and Trimble, the one-storey clubhouse, flanked by two greens, sits behind the iconic red brick Queen Mary elementary school. Trimble Park borders it from the south and east sides, while streets of million-dollar single-family homes stretch westward. Grey clouds camouflage the view of the North Shore mountains today, two weeks before the club’s much-anticipated April 27 launch of lawn bowling season, followed by its annual open house April 28 to recruit new blood. Draeseke, who dropped by the clubhouse to help spring clean, took to lawn bowling almost instantly after joining about six years ago. The 68-year-old retired accountant is attracted to the game’s strategy and camaraderie between players and doesn’t hesitate when asked if she’s competitive. “Very,” she says with a laugh. “I’ve love playing and I love winning. We all do, but we play as teams so you’re always supporting each other.” Continued next page

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‘Curling on grass’ has long history in Vancouver Continued from previous page Rowlette, an enthusiastic ambassador of the sport, compares it to curling on grass. It actually belongs to the boules game family and is related to bocce. The goal is to roll bowls on well-manicured greens so they stop near a smaller white ball known as a jack. Bowls come in various sizes and are shaped unevenly so they don’t roll in a straight line. Singles, doubles, triples or fours can play. Matches last about two hours. Whites aren’t typically worn any longer except during tournaments and players can become good enough to play in games after a few coaching sessions, according to Rowlette. Lawn bowling struggles to attract younger players despite efforts to broaden its appeal. Like many clubs, West Point Grey’s membership consists mostly of retired seniors — one of its youngest players is 50. Stereotypes of aging lawn bowlers in white garb dog the sport, which disappoints Rowlette. “I love the game so much and my feeling is if you can get people to try it, they’ll love it. Because not too many people try it and don’t end up playing it, so I’m always trying to convert people,” she says. Bowls has been played in Vancouver for more than 100 years, according to John Ave-

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Bill Parker, a coach at the West Point Grey club, does some spring cleaning in the clubhouse. line, second vice president of the Vancouver and District Bowls Association. Metro Vancouver has 23 clubs, eight of which are in Vancouver. Richmond and North Vancouver have the largest clubs, each with more than

250 members. Interest was at its height in the 1930s, 1940s and into the 1950s. Membership numbers probably weren’t any higher, but the sport’s public profile was greater, explained 48-year-old Aveline. While he acknowledges

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Please join us on May 31 to honour West Point Grey Academy’s founding Headmaster Clive Austin and his 47 years in education. Friends, past colleagues, neighbours, photo Dan Toulgoet

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Hostelling International- Vancouver Jericho Hostel, 1515 Discovery St. Billed as the only beach retreat hostel in Vancouver surrounded by park land and sandy beaches, the hostel has been operating since 1971. The 33,000-square-foot former army barracks is leased from the park board. It features 253 beds, mostly in 13- to 18-bed shared dorms although there are 10 private rooms. The hostel is open to independent travellers from May until the end of September and for group business (primarily school groups or organizations such as Girl Guides) from October to April. Rates vary widely, depending on factors such as room type, season, and if you’re a member. They range from a low of $27 per night for a member from April 1 to May 31 in a shared dorm, to a high of $123.20 per night for a non-member from July 13 to July 15. Common areas include a 21-seat TV room, a library area where travellers take and leave books, kitchen and laundry facilities. An activity board features tours of Vancouver and surrounding area, as well as activities such as a Mad Hatter afternoon tea party. The North Shore Culinary School operates a licensed cafeteria in the building called the NSCS Discovery Café, which is open to travellers and the public. Winter hours until May. Full story and photo gallery at vancourier.com

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Then (top): The view looking southeast on the 3700 block of West 10th in 1939.

Then (top): Cunningham Drug Store at West 10th and Sasamat Street in 1950.

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Now (left): The view looking southeast on the 3700 block of West 10th in April 2013.

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You are invited to attend an Open House on Thursday, May 9 to view and comment on a new development proposal for the Aquatic Centre.

Date: Thursday,May9, 2013 Time: 4 - 6 PM Place: Concourse, Student Union Building, 6138 Student Union Blvd Plans will be displayed for a new 7,399 m2 Aquatic Centre that will incorporate a competition pool, leisure pool and change rooms. Representatives from the project team and Campus + Community Planning will be available to provide information and respond to inquiries about this project. For further information: Please direct questions to Karen Russell, Manager Development Services karen.russell@ubc.ca 604-822-1586 For more information on this project, please visit: www.planning.ubc.ca This event is wheelchair accessible.

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NO FINER DINER: Self-described “battle axe” Stella Shurety has been serving

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Republic Nightclub is now The Queen’s Republic, in the Granville entertainment district. Manager Curtis Budnarchuck welcomed Michelle Palikot to the opener.

Third generation barber, Montreal-native Martin Rivard runs three chairs at Killjoy Barbers in addition to his Gastown shops.

Hotel Georgia’s Reflections Lounge is an urban oasis in the city. Managers Shon Jones-Parry, left, and Derek Damon fronted the patio season opener.

Entrepreneur Peter Armstrong and his girlfriend, Suvina Lal, were the guests of honour at Variety’s Golden Hearts Award dinner that benefitted kids with special needs.

Project Empty Bowl organizers Andrew Porter and Gabriella Maio helped raise funds to support efforts to feed hungry children and families in Metro Vancouver.

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Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose” is a typical quote from Gertrude Stein, who was famous for her love of word play and experimental language. Stein was a mentor to Ernest Hemingway, who credited Stein with coining the term “Lost Generation,” which defined the generation of youth who lived through the devastation and aftermath of the First World War. Stein was known for her literary salons that attracted American expatriate writers to her home in the Left Bank in Paris during the first half of the 20th century. But Stein also produced an extraordinary amount of poetry, essays and books, including more than 80 plays. Her plays are considered unproducible due

Gertrude Stein’s For the Country Entirely. A Play in Letters takes place May 3 at the Western Front. to their absurdist nature, but UBC professor Adam Frank, composer Dorothy Chang and director Adam Henderson are attempting to produce the unproducible with a concert staging and interactive workshop of Stein’s For the Country Entirely. A Play in Letters, presented

by Western Front New Music on May 3. Frank has been fascinated with Stein for years and making recordings of her work as part of his Radio Free Stein project. “There is something about her prose style that lets me breath,” Frank said. “This writing seemed very interesting and had a tempo that interested me. I wanted to understand where this writing came from and how could someone come up with the idea to do a form of writing that didn’t make any narrative sense.” Henderson and Chang are working with four actors and four musicians in a way that serves Stein’s experimental writing, which turned 19th centurynarrativeandlinearliteraryconventions on its head by using language in an idiosyncratic, playful, repetitive and humorous way. “A lot of what she was doing was looking for different ways of communicating that are not on the surface. [In a way] she was making plays about relationships,” said Henderson. Frank describes the production as a “conversation play,” where the audience witnesses a conversation between several characters. “In the 18th century, a novel told in the form of letters was called an epistolary novel, so [Stein] thought why don’t we do an epistolary play? Which makes no sense — why

would you do a play in letters?” Frank said. However, letters played a significant role in Stein’s life, particularly during the First World War when she fled Paris for Majorca off the coast Spain. “While she is there, letter writing becomes important to stay in contact with friends,” Frank points out. “Letters, it turns out, are important for women writers at the time — they are one of the forms of writing that women can participate in in a public way.” For the Country Entirely: A Play in Letters is the first in the series of musical dramatic adaptations for Radio Free Stein and is part of A Biocultural Hinge: Theorizing Affect and Emotion Across the Disciplines, an international roundtable hosted by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Study at UBC. The production features actors Kurt Evans, Lucia Frangione, Cara McDowell and Alan Marriott, and musicians Mark Ferris and Domagov Ivanovic on violin, Marcus Takizawa on viola and Rebecca Wenham on cello. More information at front.bc.ca. ttthill@hotmail.com For web content, scan page with

Enterprise includes job training for disadvantaged women Continued from previous page While East Van Roasters will gladly sell you coffee, its focal point is chocolate. East Van Roasters’ chocolate, which is made directly from the cacao bean, is known as bean-to-bar chocolate. Since 2006, the number of bean-to-bar chocolate makers has exploded. And even still, the majority of them are in the U.S.; only a handful are in Canada. “Every origin is different,” says Bolton. Each new shipment of beans means test batches to get every step right. “It’s about

coaxing out the different nuances of each chocolate,” which can have the complexity of a fine wine. At East Van Roasters, you can enjoy chocolate in multiple forms. Try the drinking chocolate (the mint-infused version tastes like spring), a chocolate-laced pastry (made by Kerrisdale’s Faubourg Bakery) or a mendiant (a puddle of chocolate embellished with fruit, nuts or ginger), all made with inhouse chocolate. But my favourite is a tasting flight of three single-origin dark chocolates, cur-

rently from Peru, Madagascar and Dominican Republic. The chocolate from Peru is a purple-red hue and the most delicate of the three with honey and floral notes; Madagascar is a caramel brown with characteristic notes of red fruit (cherry and raspberry) and acidic juiciness; and Dominican Republic is black-brown, tasting of earth and spice. If that’s not enough reason to visit, here’s another: East Van Roasters is a social enterprise project for the Portland Hotel Society, designed to create jobs and

train the women who live upstairs in the Rainier Hotel. Bolton has hired eight women so far. She explains that the majority of jobs for women in transition are manual labour: housecleaning, laundromats and the like. “But here, they’ll learn to be a chocolatier in a supportive, caring and loving environment,” she says. “It’s something to connect [them] with the community and [help them] make income.” And, she adds, “Everyone loves chocolate.” twitter.com/eagranieyuh

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ith its squalls and still air, blustery winds and shifting tides, the erratic conditions of English Bay could be the competitive advantage two sailors need to reach the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. The sailing team of Zach Mesman and Daniel Franz-Hernandez train up to four days a week offshore from Spanish Banks in their 49er, a 16-foot double trapeze skiff that reaches exhilarating speeds and was crafted specifically for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Designed for speed and maneuverability, the 49er is responsive and its sailors must be alert. English Bay’s volatility tests Mesman and Franz-Hernandez thoroughly. “We get everything,” said Mesman listing gale-force winds, zero wind, 25-knot currents and slack water. “It can be really dead and all of the sudden, the wind picks up and it’s time to adjust our settings on the boat. It’s a great place to train. It’s a really good place to train if you’re trying to get to Rio, for example, because Rio is going to be relatively light and shifty.” “The easiest way is to say that you grip and pray,” said Franz-Hernandez playing up the breakneck velocity of the 49er. “You grab on and you just hope that you stay on the boat. Even on slow days when there is not a lot of wind, that boat absolutely flies. It’s unlike any other boat I have ever sailed because of how it responds to any movement or small adjustment. It can

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Sailors Zach Mesman (left) and Daniel Franz-Hernandez are setting a course for the 2016 Summer Olympics in the men’s 49er class. Scan page with Layar to see related video content. be the difference of being on the boat or in the water.” Mesman, 21, and Franz-Hernandez, 23, have set an ambitious course for the Olympics after a lifetime of sailing in B.C. and Ontario. They moor their boat at Jericho Sailing Club and both coach and teach at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.

GIBSON RINK OFF TO NATIONALS Amy Gibson and her Vancouver Curling Club women’s team put in their best performance of the season in the round robin of the B.C. Dominion Cup Challenge, but their effort didn’t deliver a win right away. Against the two-time defending champions from Comox on April 19, Gibson’s team scored three in the eighth end and they elevated their game significantly. They lost 6-5 but would meet Comox again in the championship final. “It was a turning point because we did have a slow start,” said Gibson on Wednesday. With the loss to Comox, the Vancouver rink fell 2-3 in the round robin and had to win each of their next games to advance. “They were such a strong group and we really felt we stepped up. We lost but we didn’t feel down because we felt we were outplayed but we really stepped up,” she said. They won their next two round robin games to force a tie-breaker against last year’s second-place finisher Beaver Valley. In a key shot against the Kootenay rink, Gibson, 28, threw a double peel, landing the shooter right on the button and nestled behind one of their own guards. “It was

They each have to maintain a weight of roughly 175 pounds and must be fit and strong to properly handle the lightweight but highperformance watercraft. “We’re probably eating three to four thousand calories a day,” said six-footone Franz-Hernandez, who is an inch taller than his teammate. “The 49er is a very physically

demanding boat,” he added. “We’re doing a nine-foot sprint every time we tack, every time we go from one side of the boat to the other. Either you get there or you go swimming.” Mesman and Franz-Hernandez are constantly refining their twohanded sailing techniques with the help of their coach Erik Stibbe, and top among the skills they must master is how they talk with each other. Over the phone in an interview with the Courier, the pair are chatty and comical. “They key to that one is functional communication,” said Franz-Hernandez. “I don’t usually stop talking so it was a question of getting me to talk about the right things.” He will call out the changing conditions to Mesman and together they decide how to adjust. In some cases, a sudden gust will demand their immediate attention. “A wind shift of three degrees makes a huge difference,” said Franz-Hernandez. “Increase, decrease, there is a constant discussion of what’s going to happen.” Added Mesman, “It’s very much a prediction. Most of the time we get it pretty close. Daniel calls most of the shifts on the water ...” “Thank you,” said Franz-Hernandez. Mesman continued: “And when that happens there are some pretty interesting results.” “You should hear our communication then,” said Franz-Hernandez. “You know the term, swear like a sailor…?” Before they came together a year ago, the pair had been competitors. At regattas held on the

fantastic,” she said. “I was joking afterward that I should retire on that shot. We played the best we had all season.” They met Golden Ears again in the semi-finals, winning 7-5, and prepared for a rematch against Comox. “We were on a roll at that point,” said Gibson. “We had had four hard, must-win situations under out belt. It was my first provincial final but I was trying really hard not to think about that. We wanted to play it clear, not get into trouble and keep playing the way we had been.” Skipper Gibson, lead thrower Michelle Dunn, second Carman Cheng and fourth Rebecca Turley defeated Comox 6-4. With the win, Team Gibson faced a rink from Washington for the Pacific International Cup on April 28 and won 7-5. The women qualify for club nationals in November in Thunder Bay, Ont. and Gibson is considering a much bigger picture. “We’d like to get more competitive,” she said. “We all have dreams of going to the Scotties [Tournament of Hearts] or the Olympics. We are so excited to quality for the PIC and to get that experience under out belt. We hope it will serve us well to go further.” — Megan Stewart

same waves they now chart as a team, Mesman and Franz-Hernandez were briefly opponents on competing crews. “It was short-lived,” said FranzHernandez, who grew up in Ontario and whose father’s company, Franz Environmental Inc., helped ship their 49er to Jericho. “But the most important thing is that I won.” Now that they’re competing for a shared goal, the friends and teammates can’t remember the last time they went a day without seeing each other. They’re on the water up to four days a week in their 49er, plus they’re tending to the skiff, coaching, teaching and hitting the gym almost every day. Mesman was training to sail in another Olympic event, but when windsurfing was almost cut from the summer cycle, he changed disciplines. He was in Victoria at a windsurfing regatta when he heard the Olympic future of the sport was not guaranteed. He called FranzHernandez from Cadboro Bay. “The first one I thought of to race with was Daniel. I phoned him, going, ‘Do you want to race the 49er and go to the Olympics?’ His response was, ‘Well, yeah.’” The summer season begins for Mesman and Franz-Hernandez in June at the Waves Regatta at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. The Pacific Coast Championships follows in July at the Gorge in Portland, Ore., and in August they will compete at the U.S. Nationals in New York. mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart

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n Monday April 15, 2013, a senseless attack hit the city of Boston and affected almost every runner and most athletes worldwide. Within only a few hours of hearing the news, athletes everywhere rallied to show their support and express their grief. Professional sports teams, local running clubs and groups of friends set up impromptu runs, hikes and rides to honour not only the victims but also all the runners whose marathon was marred. Metro Vancouver clubs such as The Running Room handed out blue and yellow ribbons at their regular weekly run and, of course, B.C. Place displayed the same colours during the Sun Run April 21. On Facebook, a group of my friends set up an impromptu hike which they dedicated to Boston and raised money for charity. I thought I understood the power of training groups and the importance they play in our lives. But the power and enormity of what these groups do for us in a crisis caught me by surprise. It is in a crisis that we see everyone’s true colours, and what I saw after the Boston tragedy was beautiful and wonderful. It made me think again about the importance of training groups and what they mean to each person, especially

in today’s often fragmented and disconnected society. We live in an age when human interaction is discouraged in exchange for speed, and immediate results are mistaken as the most efficient form of communication. Strava replaces racing side by side against actual cyclists. We have created a world of individuality and exclusion and isolation that goes against our human nature. I moved to Vancouver because of the geography and the people who pursue a lifestyle to enjoy it. Only in Vancouver can you find a club for every single sport and within each club you will find supportive, caring people who genuinely want you to succeed. It is these groups of people that make every day exciting and make Vancouver a place I always want to call home. It is these people who take the fear out of trying something new, who help you land the job you always wanted, who push you to be a better runner, cyclist or soccer player and in turn who push you to be a better lawyer, teacher or manager. More than 48,000 people ran together in the Vancouver Sun Run this past weekend. Why? The few in the front may hope to win or finish with a personal best. But 47,900 others ran because they desired to be part of something. They ran with corporate teams, family, friends or their local club. Together as a team they achieved something great. When tragedy strikes, it makes you reconsider everything you have. You either feel gratitude for those things or you realize you need to make a change. Kristina Bangma is a coach, personal trainer and writer with a love of riding and racing. Email questions to kristina@kitsenergy.com.

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Date: Wednesday,May1, 2013 Time: 4 - 6 PM Place: Commons Room, MBA House, 3385 Wesbrook Mall Representatives from the project team and Campus + Community Planning will be available to provide information and respond to inquiries about this project. The public is also invited to attend the Development Permit Board Meeting for this project on May 8. Check link below for details. For further information: Please direct questions to Karen Russell, Manager Development Services karen.russell@ubc.ca 604-822-1586 For more information on this project, please visit: www.planning.ubc.ca

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WOODWORKING TOOLS for sale Craftsman: 10in. Table Saw $135, 15 amp 1/2in Plunge Router $180, 14 amp 7 1/4in. Circular Saw w/ laser $45, LaserTrac 2/3hp Drill Press $90, Mitre Saw w/ laser $90, Router & R. Table $135. Rex-Cut grinder $55, 7 1/4in. Skil circular saw $35. Call 604-731-7928.

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Musical Instruments

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Education

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Cats

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $499 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

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PB RAG DOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, health guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-477-9961

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper

Pet Services

DOGS XING: Dog Walking and Boarding Services dogsxing@yahoo.ca

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Auctions

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Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Fleet Trucks & Trailers, Lumber, Boats, Tools

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EMPLOYMENT 1240

General Employment

dPoint Tech. (Vanc) seeks F/T MGF Clerks Superv. Must have: strong knowledge and exp. of ISO 9000 QMS ( or related) process control and Lean Mfg. Relevant post-sec. edu and min. 2 yrs related exp. in assembly mfg req’d. $21.75/hr e-res: recruiting@dpoint.ca HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT . Experience Not Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! www.MyShopperJobs.com

MAINTENANCE Handyman Assistant caretaker couple for seniors building. Janitorial and maintenance duties. No office duties. Plumbing, boiler, electrical, carpentry, knowledge. On call duties. dunwoodplace@telus.net

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BLOND WOOD CABINET (48 x 24 x 24), 2 dr w/ frosted glass & 2 shelves $50 obo 604-737-1313

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Social Services

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

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GARAGE SALES 2080

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THRIFT SALE Saturday, Apr. 27th 9am - 1pm

Oakridge Lutheran Church 585 West 41st

Bargains Galore!

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SPRING SALE

Fri. April 26th @ 5pm-8:30pm & Sat. Apr. 27th @ 10am-1pm

41st & Balaclava St. Vancouver

Boutique, books, plants, baking, furniture, household items, etc.

GO TO www.caninesolutions. Info To learn how to resolve your dogs behaviour problems today. 250-574-6155

Kerrisdale MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sunday Only! April 28th 9:00am-3:00pm 6455 West Boulevard @ 49th Ave. (in carport behind building) Furniture, household, etc.

LEGALS 5505

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Re: Henry Stanley Ballon, Deceased, also known as Henry S. Ballon and as Henry Ballon, formerly of 1302-388 Drake St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6A8 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Henry Stanley Ballon, Deceased, also known as Henry S. Ballon and as Henry Ballon, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Shelley Bentley, solicitor for the Executor, at #410-1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4C1 on or before May 21, 2013 after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public lien sale of the described personal property will be held at 11:00am on May 17th, 2013. All sales are cash only. The property is stored at Storage-Mart Self Storage, 1311 E. Kent Ave. N., Vancouver, BC The items to be sold are generally described as follows: Units were found to contain misc, pick up truck canopy, grandfather clock, golf clubs, dressers, mattress plastic totes, vaccum cleaners, chairs, cabinets, boxes & etc. NAME UNIT Daniel Moen 2182 Shoo Yee Tham 2156 James Michael Northcott 3108 Jeffrey Ellis 3052 Robert Holz 3120 Stanley William Paul 1211 Michael Samsone 1115

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that creditors and other having claims against the estate of BRENDA CUTHBERT, deceased, formerly of #2-6069 Tisdall St., Vancouver BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the Executor, Sharon Stevens, at 4191 Annapolis Place, Richmond, BC, V7E 5G4, on or before May 24, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of Frank Elliot Stewart, also known as Frank E. Stewart and Frank Stewart, deceased, formerly of #502 2050 Comox Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6G 1R8. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Frank Elliot Stewart are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor, Stephen D. Jewett, at PO Box 33801, Station D, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 4L6, on or before May 24, 2013, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: MAURICE MO WING SUN, otherwise known as MAURICE SUN, Deceased, formerly of 1727 South East Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of the Deceased, who died on August 13, 2012, at Vancouver, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Administrator at #2700 - 700 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V7Y 1B8, on or before May 27, 2013, after which the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Patrick Sun, Administrator. Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Barristers + Solicitors. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: PAI-TSUNG LIN, Deceased, formerly of No. 703 Meicun Road, Sec. 1, Neighborhood 27, Jilong Village, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan, Republic of China, and 3335 Mayfair Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of the Deceased, who died on November 14, 2012, at Taichung City, Taiwan, Republic of China, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor at #2700 - 700 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V7Y 1B8, on or before May 27, 2013, after which the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Cho-Yu Chen, Executor. Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Barristers + Solicitors.

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RENTALS 6508

1 BR’s - Kerrisdale, great location! Close to shops, transit & schools. $1010-$1165 Available Now. 604-677-3205 www.lougheedproperties.com 2-511 WEST 7th, off Cambie & 7th. 2 BR, 2 baths, 4 appl. 1 prkg, incl. hot water, N/P allowed, not incl. cable, internet, electrical. $1,600, June 1. 604-649-8909

AMBER LODGE

Oak & West 14th 1 BR’s (Avail now & May 1) 2 BR’s (Avail May 1) Studio (Avail May 1) Well maintained building close to all amenities and VGH. Some pets ok.

604-731-2714

Apt/Condos

VANCOUVER. Modern 1 & 2 BR. Collingwood Village. Steps to Joyce Skytrain. 1-888-830-4232

VANCOUVER - Modern suites at Fraser Pointe- Marine Drive. Great Views of Fraser River & Mtns. Studio, 1 & 2 BR in concrete high-rise. Pet Friendly (some conditions apply). 1-888-894-9452

6510

Managed by Dodwell Strata Management Ltd.

Reflexology: $33/50 Mins Acupressure: $38/55 Mins Fire Cupping: $38/40 Mins Acupuncture: $45/session * GST Included in Price * 7950 Granville St, Van

604-266-6080 604-558-3689

4060

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

6602

TRUE PSYCHICS For Answers CALL NOW 24/7 Toll FREE 1-877-342-3032

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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

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Real Estate Services

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6008

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM ste 12th & Fraser, small patio, grt transit, $780 incl heat/ hyrdo, avail May 1st, np, ns, 1 prkg, (Ref’s) 604-325-4671 BBY, 5420 Dominion St, lrg 2 BR with hrdwd flrs, 5 appls, 1300sf, $1100/mo + 50% utils, N/s, N/p, very cln. 604-317-7686 or 253-7686

BBY S 1 BR view suite in quiet area. W/D, all appls, g/flr, priv ent, off st pkng, n/s, n/p, n/d, nr bus, 6 blocks to Bay Metrotwn. $780 incls utils. Av imed. 604-970-3462

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6008

Condos/ Townhouses

New Westminster

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6008-02

Abbotsford

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

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

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

604.434.7744 • info@coverallbc.com

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7005

Body Work

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

RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584 PHOENIX MASSAGE CTR. Now Open - New Girls Chinese,

Japenese, Korean, Punjabi, Thai, Caucasian. Great Massage Now Hiring. 10am-Midnight every day.

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

6008-28

Richmond

Condos/ Townhouses

Business Opps/ Franchises

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

6008-14

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

6008-30

Surrey

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

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

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

6015

For Sale by Owner

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

2263 Kingsway at Nanaimo St. Van., 604.294.8038

PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE 604-500-3758

**RELIEVE ROAD RAGE**

604-739-3998

7015

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

Metaphysical

Co-ops

WIT’S END HOUSING CO-OP

LANGARA GARDENS #101 - 621 W. 57th Ave, Van Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments & Townhouses. Heat, hot water & lrg storage locker included. Many units have in-suite laundry and lrg patios/balconies with gorgeous views. Tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry, gated parking, plus shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School & more. Sorry no pets. www.langaragardens.com Call 604-327-1178 info@langaragardens.com

Acupuncture

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REAL ESTATE

Pet Services

Pet Services

KNOX CHURCH

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Escort Services

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

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

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

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-40

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Condos/ Townhouses

W.End/Down/Yaletown

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Chilliwack

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Houses - Sale

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Mobile Homes

8015

Appliance Repairs

VAN APPLIANCE SERVICES Repair home appl. Low rate guar. Permit/Lic. Tom 604-323-8063

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

HOME SERVICES

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

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

8030

Carpentry

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

6020-34

Surrey

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

6050

Out Of Town Property

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

6020-08

Coquitlam

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

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

6052 OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $375K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

Real Estate Investment

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

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

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

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

6020-38

6065

Recreation Property

LIVING ROOM Find it in the Real Estate Section.

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* HOUSE & HOME Cleaning * We are Licensed, Bonded & Insured. $25/hr. 604-700-9218

ENVIRO MAID INSURED and BONDED. Residential. Exc.refs. Free est. $25/hr. 604-685-1344 enviromaid.net

RELIABLE, RESPONSIBLE & Respectful. Refs avail. Non-Toxic products. Yolanda 778-228-8228 TWO LITTLE LADIES. For all your cleaning needs. Lic’d & Insured. Call 778-395-6671

8060

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

A 1 Retaining Walls, Foundation, Stairs, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free Est. Since 1977. Basile 604-617-5813

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588 LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

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

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

8080

Electrical

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

Contact us today for a free estimate. Licensed & Bonded

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

Drainage

RNC DRAINAGE

DAN ELECTRIC #89724 Trusted local electrician Reasonable price Fast service Big or small jobs • Free ests Satisfaction Guaranteed

604-765-3329

# 1167 LIC. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, jcbrownelectric.com 604-617-1774 A. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #19807 Semi-retired wants small jobs only. 604-689-1747, pgr 604-686-2319 A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/ Plumbing. Rotor Rooter and Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 778-998-9026 or 604-255-9026 Free Est / 24/7 All Types of Wiring & Re-wiring Data etc. Reas. Rates, Free Est. Lic #9039, 604-315-1950 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276

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

8087

Excavating

# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION

By hand, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

8090

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation Call 604-275-3158

KB METAL PRODUCTS LTD. FENCE & GATES : CHAIN LINK & ALUMINUM ORNAMENTAL. ✫Free Estimates: 604-619-8434

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

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

Drywall

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing PENDER ISLAND, level building lot (3819 Pirates Rd) 0.36 ac/ 15,681 sq ft with water sewer, hydro, cable at lot line. By owner only $109,900. 604-988-2653

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

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

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

604-771-8885

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations & refinishing. Quality work. Reas Rates. 604-293-0057 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8120

Glass Mirrors

Commercial/Residential

Store Fronts • Windows & Doors Broken Glass • Foggy Glass Patio Doors • Mirrors • Etc.

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

Landscaping

Need a Great New Lawn?

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

604-220-5296

www.englishlawns.com

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, pavers, ponds & walls, returfing, demos, drainage, jackhammering. Old pools filled in, decks, concrete 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 •

2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES

No More HST! BOOK NOW! • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189 ACCREDITED BUSINESS

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Professional Installations 10 Year Warranty Fully Insured/WCB Free Estimates

604-868-1373

www.citywidegutters.com TROY TEATHER GUTTERS 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

8130

Handyperson

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

8155

HENRY’S

HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES

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

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

8075

Flooring/ Refinishing

Lic. 22308

CONCRETE driveway, drainage, excavation, sidewalk, pavers, retaining walls landscape, backhoe & bobcat services 604-833-2103

8073

3418 Blueberry Drive, Whistler, BC. Bare Land approx 13,500 sq ft. Panoramic views from Whistler to Mt. Currie. - $1,747,000 - email: lsjoyce@tml1.com

Concrete

CONCRETE SPECIALIST

8065 GALIANO EXECUTIVE Home & Cabin on priv beach, completely furn’d, many extras, ready to move in. Reduced to $849,000! Global Force Rlty. 604-802-8711 www.yourlinktorealestate.ca

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

A QUALITY CLEANING exp res /comm. low rate’s senior’s disc 778.239.9609 or 778.998.9127

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

Lots & Acreage

Mike 604-789-5268

Cleaning

604-253-0049

1339 E. 41st Ave. 33X97 lot, 1670sf, Updated windows, floor, baths, appls. "Sold As-Is" OPEN Sat.2-4. $609,000.604-808-3339 Phil Heng Royal Pacific

Get MORE

8055

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

Vancouver East Side

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

Max: 604-341-6059

Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

BEST LAKE FRONT FROM VAN only 1 hr, nr Bellingham, 2,900 sft, 5 br, 4.5 bath, 18 yr old home. Beautiful low bank waterfront, $679,000. Call 604-734-1300

6030

MR. BUILD - Renos and Repairs. Est 1989. 9129 Shaughnessy St. Please call 604-732-8453

EXP’D & RELIABLE House Cleaner, also gardening. Westside. Refs avail. 604-771-2978

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

8105

Drywall

Wayne The Drywaller

CARPENTER 25 yrs exp., reliable, quality work. $41.50/hr, WCB 604-839-0256 AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

8075

A37

LAWNS • GARDENS • TREES • SHRUBS EST.1994

Residential, Strata, Commercial Gardens Designed, Installed, Maintained Trees/Hedges Installed, Removed, Power Rake, Aerate, Moss Control AVG $170 Retaining Walls, Patios, Pathways

604-737-0170

Certified • Insured • WCB

rakesandladders.com HEDGING GARDENING CLEAN-UPS PRUNING

DUNBAR LAWN & GARDENS Free Estimates

604-266-1681

WCB • FULLY INSURED

EST. 41 YEARS

HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

224-3669 TURF-GRASS MANAGEMENT

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

DUSTTIN’S HANDYMAN Service All jobs Large and Small. Competitive Rates 604-562-5711 Gary’s Reno’s & Repairs Electrical, Plumbing, Flrs, Tiles, Paint, etc Free Est. 604-813-2930

HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127 THE HANDYMAN CAN Professional Home Services Big or small - we do them all Free Est. Sr.Disc. 604-340-4633

8140

Heating

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

Have a Healthy Green Lawn Complete Lawn Restoration Residential/Commercial

*Spring Special*

Lawn Aeration + Fertilizing $79.95*

604-526-6305

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

West-side Lawn & Garden ● Lawn Cutting ● Gardening ● Landscaping

604-261-9697 Est 29 yrs

Lawn & Garden cont. on next page


A38

THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013

CALL THE EXPERTS HOME SERVICES 8200

RENOVATIONS & CUSTOM HOMES

Central Decking Co.

Renovations & Custom Homes

• Build & Rebuild – waterproof decks • Specialize in seamless polyurethane membrane deck coatings • Sundecks – Balconies – Patios

www.rjrrenovator.com www.rjrconstruction.ca

604-618-0631

604.254.1760

centraldecking@gmail.com www.centraldecking.ca

8205

Place your ad online: classifieds.vancourier.com or call 604-630-3300

HOME SERVICES cont. from previous page

8160

Lawn & Garden

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

Driveway, Walkway & Parking Lot

Garage Apron / Speed Bump / Pot Hole Commercial & Residential

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

ALLQUEST PAINTING Insured/WCB

Edge and Trim

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

Wes 604-266-5912

Seniors Discount

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

FREE ESTIMATES

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

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

JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

Licensed & Insured • Seniors Discount

JUST LAWNCUTS

604-787-8061

Cameron 604-709-6230

TCP MOVING 1 to 3 men from $40

LAWNS CUT, power raking, hedge trim, pruning, gardening, fertilizing, yard clean-up. (604) 773-0075.

• Licensed & Insured. • Local & storage. • Ca & US long distance.

Ny Ton Gardening Power racking, Trimming, Shrubs, Pruning, Yard Cleanup, 604-782-5288

604-505-1386 604-505-9166

★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Lawncare, power raking, landscaping, pruning, clean-up, cedar fencing. Terry, 604-726-1931

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

ENGLISH LAWNS, new lawn installs, replace old, drainage, landscaping, pavers, etc. Any size job. Nick, 604-929-7732

8175

Masonry

MASONRY and REPAIRS •Stone Walls •Bricks •Chimneys •Slate •Fireplaces •Pavers •Landscaping •Concrete. George • 778-998-3689

Local & long distance Call 604-720-0931 bc.moving@gmail.com TLL MOVING Local & Long Distance. Good Rates. Licensed & Insured. Call 778-389-6357

8193

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp. No job to small.. Please Call Will 604-805-1582

8180

Home Services

ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329

Oil Tank Removal

@

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

STORMWORKS OIL Tank Removal. Certified, Insured, Reasonable Rates. A+ BBB. 604-724-3670

classifieds. vancourier.com

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

8240

Plumbing

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME A RENOVATIONS Since 1983

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

EGP

RENOS & REPAIRS

NO JOB TOO SMALL! • Finishing Carpentry • Suites • Repairs • Basements • Bathrooms • Kitchens • Doors • Decks • Stairs • Electrical • Plumbing • Windows • Designing

Over 25 Years Experience Quality Work - Insured • References Available

D&M PAINTING

AaronR CONST

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

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

MCR Mastercraft Roofing Right the 1st time! Repairs, reroofing, garage, decks. Hart 322-5517

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582 ★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030 ★ COMPLETE RENOS ★ If you need a helping hand call Frank the Handyman! 604-327-8070 C 604-802-3109

High United Construction New build, renos, drywall, tile, stucco, plumbing, patio cover. Big/small. Randy 604-250-1385 BATH/KITCHEN Renos, decks, fencing, home repairs. Home Improvment Centre. 604-240-9081

ELITE PAINTING ★ DECORATING

In / Ext Comm / Res Drywall & taping Professional Quality 20 yrs. exp. Free estimates NO JOB TOO SMALL

David 778-882-6498

FAIRWAY PAINTING

Fully Insured 20 yrs. exp. • Free Est. Call 604INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS 10% OFF

7291234

PAUL’S PAINTING • PAINTING Painting & • RENOVATION Restoration • HANDYMAN

778-865-0370 ACCURATE PAINTING - Int & ext, new const. Good prices. 15+ yrs exp. Henry cell 604-754-9661 DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300 RONALDO PAINTING (1981) Master in Quality , fully insured, Free estimate, 778-881-6478 ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-221-4900 THOMAS Painting. Int & ext, new construction. Good prices, 18+ yrs exp. Thomas 604-724-8648

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

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 Actual Plumbing & Heating, Boilers, Furnaces, Tankless, Hotwater tanks, 24/7, Seniors Disc. Lic. BBB, 604-874-4808 SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. Insured, BBB member 604-721-6075 Samy

8225

Power Washing

Alliance

Power Washing • Residential • Commercial • Strata • Walkways, Vinyl Siding, Patios, etc. • High End Interior Painting • Moss Removal • Fully Insured

604-723-2526 Ken’s Power Washing Plus SPRING SPECIALS • Pressure Washing • Gutter & Window Cleaning • Painting • Free Estimates • Insured

Serving West Side since 1987

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

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

Interior / Exterior • New construction/Renovations/ Additions • Drywall hanging/ taping • Foundations/ Framing • Flooring: laminates/ tiles •Licensed & Insured • Free Estimates Call 604-220-7422

Mario 778-558-6161

604.220.JUNK (5865)

Home & Yard Clean Ups Residential/Commercial No Job Too Small Free Estimates- 7 Days/Wk Call Tony 604-834-2597 www.bulldogdisposal.ca

CEDARWORKS

SUNDECKS FENCES • STAIRS

30 years exp.

731-7709

drytech.ca RENOVATIONS 22-BUILD (222-8453) Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave.

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

8250

Roofing

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES

No More HST! BOOK NOW! • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189 ACCREDITED BUSINESS

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

drytech.ca

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

ROOFING/ RE-ROOFING Leak Repairs & Chimney Repairs

www.RenoRite.com

Save Your Dollars

✓ RenoRite 604 451 0225

Bath Kitchen Suites & More

SAVE $ 604-222-8453 Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave.

troy teather roofing 604.722.1105

15% OFF TODAY! 604.722.1105

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

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

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

AMG ROOFING & SIDING

10% Discount. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721 ALL JOBS WELCOME! •Kitchen & Bath • Crown Moldings •Drywall •Painting •Flooring 604-771-2201 or 604-771-5197

Trips start at

$49

B i n s f ro m 5 - 3 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

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

Student Works

Disposal & Recycling

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

Since 1989

Pressure Washing Get Ready for Summer! ★ Grime Buster - removal of slimy Green & Black Algae ★ Gutter Cleaning (vacuum out) ★ Deck, Stairs, Railing ★ Fences , Sidewalks, Patios ★ Residential/Commercial ★ Power Washing: RV’s, HD equip, store fronts, awnings, prkg lots, strata & co-op housing etc.

WE LOAD OR YOU LOAD

“Haul Anything ... but Dead Bodies”

Renovations • Repairs

Call Ken 604-716-7468 $20 LOW COST

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE NOW !

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

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

Honest Service Lic - Ins - Bonded

• 95% Recycle Rate • No Landfills EVER

Bulldog Disposal Co

WE CAN FIX IT

604-551-8531

bradsjunkremoval.com

FAIRWAY PAINTING 604 729-1234

604-724-3832

Plumbing Ltd Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

Rubbish Removal

Serving the Lower Mainland since 1988

QUALITY RENO’S, res. & comm. kitchen, bath & bsmt specialists. refs avail call Greg 604-771-6615

WESTMOR

8255

D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

aaronrconstruction.com

604-318-4390

Roofing

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

Repairs & Renos, general contracting. Insured, WCB, Licensed

Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

8250

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

Interior/Exterior Specialist

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

place ads online @

PRESSURE WASHING Windows/Gutters /Pigeon Control Com/Res Lic/Ins Free Est. Call Dean 604-839-8856

Emil: 778-836-6466

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

8220

Power Washing

778-997-9582

604-708-8850

JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126

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

Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

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

604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. Lawns, aeration, power raking, cutting, trimming, cleanups. 604-723-2468

8225

604-618-2949

Quality Work You Can Trust!

$22 and up

Paving/Seal Coating

ASPHALT PAVING

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

LAWNS CUT

Patios/Decks/ Railings

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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

John 778-288-8009

10% OFF with this ad w w w.student worksdisposal.com

bradsjunkremoval.com

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

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

EASTSIDE RUBBISH Removal. Best Rate, 12 Years Straight! Friendly & Cheap. 604-266-4444 JACK’S RUBBISH Removal. Household Junk Specialist! Fast, Friendly & Cheap. 604-266-4444

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

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

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com

8309

Tiling

A & Wes Tile top European quality Tile install custom bath-kitch 604-657-0343 AandWesTile.com

PTV TILE INSTALLATIONS Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, Slate, 20 Yrs Exp. Santo 778-235-1772

8315

Tree Services

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

8335

Window Cleaning

WHITE ROSE Window Cleaning. Inside and out. Gutters cleared and cleaned too! 604-274-0285 Waters Home Maintenance Window Cleaning, also Gutters. Free Est. 604-738-6606


FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

AUTOMOTIVE 9125

Domestic

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9160

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

2002 LINCOLN Town Car, 'L' 54kms! As New! Luxury @ its Finest! Local & Loaded! Don’t miss this! D10578Auto Depot604-727-3111

FREE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

2005 FORD Escape XLT 1yr warr, alloys, sale $7,750 fold flat seats, #10578 Auto Depot 64-727-31111397 Welch NVan

2002 KIA RioWagon; 4cyl 5-sp &

only 95kms! Clean/Safe affordable 1-yr Warr incl $4650. D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, NVan.

2006 Smart 'DIESEL' auto 74MPG

or 3.8L per100kms! $6950. with 1-yr warr incl! Sale D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, NVan.

No Wheels, No Problem

9160

Sports & Imports

9173

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

9173

Vans

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

9515

Vans

A39

Boats

CASH FOR ALL COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS 2006 CHEV Cobalt LT, White, 69k, alloys, power group $6,495. Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900

MIKE: 604-872-0109

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 JORDANI’S FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. Top $$ for complete cars. 7 days/wk, 604-720-0067

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

2009 Ford Escape XLT 4cyl, pwr

windows & locks; FWD manual; local $12,850. Lease or Buy? D10578 Auto Depot 604-727-3111 NVan

2003 Beetle Convertible! ’GLS’ lthr& pwr top! Local, low kms & 1 yr warr $7750. Lease or Buy! #10578 Auto Depot 604-727-3111

9129

Luxury Cars

2010 FORD Lariat F-150 SuperCrew NAVI 18km, $37,500 Loaded Lease of buy? D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, NVan

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9160

Sports & Imports

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

Craig Can’t Do That.

2003 Passat Wagon ’GLS’ 4-cyl 5-spd, local VW Serviced! $6880. 1yr Warr, lthr & roof rack! D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, NVan.

Why? Trusted Sellers You know the sellers and so do we. No scams. No concerns. YVJ LPXQ UEFKTSFUSH

2009 TOYOTA Matrix Hatchback 1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 lancebright@hotmail.com

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc cond. $5,100 obo 604-786-6495

1988 Jaguar XJ6 luxury 6-cyl $3880. 1- yr warr, local, auto #10578 Auto Depot 604-727-3111 NVan

4cyl auto; A/C No Accidents! p/w; $9999. 1yr Warr Roomy & D10578 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, NVan.

Local Buyers You know your community and you can trust the folks you know.

2003 TOYOTA Camry LE 94km! no accid, v6, reliable 1 yr warr. #10578 Auto Depot 604-727-3111 1397 Welch NVan

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

2001 Yukon 'XL' 7-pass 4x4, small V8, Tow & Go! lthr 1-owner! $5880. incl 1Yr Warr All options! $4,850 D10578 Auto Depot, 604-727-3111

local Lease or Buy? No Accid, loaded; Bal BMW Warr; D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

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2002 F-150 Ford Super Cab 4x4 'XTR', 1 yr warr, $7850 D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

2006 HONDA Accord, 106,000 kms, 4 dr, auto, leather, very good cond $11,500. 604-889-4961

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HUGE FLEET SALE! 27 TO CHOO FROMSE

The decal on your license plate is telling you ...

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Wagon, lthr, dual sunroofs; alloys; 1yr Warr , $7850. Lux/#10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, NVan.

New! NAVI, lease or Buy? $45888. Bal 6-yr&110km. Lexus Warranty D10578 AutoDepot 604-727-3111

WCGPR UGFDX TE XQGXH

DOWNTOWN

2005 NISSAN Sentra SE, Sporty, 1

2001 SUBARU AWD Outback LTD

2011 Lexus IS350c V6 Better than

$69 buys you a print and online ad in 1 market until sold*!

* if you reduce the cost of your item by 10% each month. Private party only.

2010 BMW 328XI AWD 59km, 1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1800 obo. 604-433-3039

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564

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$295 bi-weekly at 0%** APR for 36 months with $0 DOWN PAYMENT. Offer includes delivery, destination, fees and $750 LOAN SAVINGS §. Offer based on 2013 Sportage LX MT FWD with a purchase price of $23,767.

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

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2013

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bi-weekly for 60 months, amortized over 84 months with $0 DOWN PAYMENT. Offer includes delivery, destination and fees. Offer based on 2013 Soul 2.0L 2u MT with a purchase price of $20,967.

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*5-year/100,000 km worry-free comprehensive warranty. Offer(s) available on select new 2013 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by April 30, 2013. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. All offers are subject to change without notice. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All pricing includes delivery andthrough destination fees up todealers $1,650,toother fees and certainwho levies (including $100 A/C charge (where applicable) excludes licensing, other taxes,Allvariable dealer administration fees (upnotice. to $699) and down (if applicable unless otherwise specified). Offer(s) available on select new 2013 models participating qualified customers take deliverytire by levies) April 30,and2013. Dealers may sell or lease for less.and Some conditions apply.registration, See dealer insurance, for complete details. offers are subject to change without Vehicles shownpayment may include optionaland accessories and upgrades available Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. **0% purchase financing is available on select new 2013 Kia models O.A.C. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. Representative financing example based on 2013 Sportage LX MT FWD (SP551D) with a selling at extra cost. All financed pricing includes delivery destination fees up payments to $1,650, equal other fees levies tire levies) and $100trade A/C charge excludes licensing,payment registration, insurance, taxes, variable (up toNo$699) andwill down payment applicable specified). price of $23,767, at 0% APR for 36and months. 78 bi-weekly $295and per certain payment with(including a down payment/equivalent of $0. "(where “Don’t applicable) Pay For 90 and Days” offer (90-day deferral) appliesother to purchase financingdealer on alladministration new 2012/2013fees models. interest accrue during(ifthe first 60 and daysunless of theotherwise finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. ¤“Don’t Pay Until Fall” offer is available O.A.C. to eligible retail customers who finance or lease a new 2013 Sorento from a participating dealer between April 2-30, 2013. No interest will accrue during the first 150 days of the finance contract. After 180 days, interest accrues and the purchaser will repay both the principal and interest monthly over the contract’s term. Offer cannot be combined with “Don’t Pay For 90 Days” offer. !“$3,000 loan savings” offer is available on approved credit to eligible retail customers who finance a new 2013 Sorento 3.5L LX (SR75ED) trim only from a participating dealer between April 2-30, 2013. $3,000 loan savings will be applied as a reduction from the selling price before taxes. See your dealer for complete details. Offer ends April 30, 2013. #Bi-weekly finance payment O.A.C. for new 2013 Sorento LX (SR75ED)/2013 Soul 2.0L 2u MT (SO553D) based on a selling price of $31,267/$20,967 is $217/$121 with an APR of 0%/1.49% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $0/$6,215 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. §Loan savings for 2013 Sportage LX MT FWD (SP551D) is $750 and is available on purchase financing only O.A.C. Loan savings vary by model and are deducted from the selling price before taxes. Some conditions apply. ‡Up to $2,500/$1,500 cash savings on the cash purchase of select new 2013 Sportage/2013 Soul models from a participating dealer between April 2–30, 2013, is deducted from the selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers. Some conditions apply. 1Sorento LX 2,052L vs. CR-V LX 2,007L, with second-row seats folded. 260 months/100,000km vs. 36 months/60,000km. 3Sorento LX 191hp vs. RAV4 LE 176hp. 4Sportage LX 740L vs. Compass Sport/North 643L. 5Sportage LX 176hp vs. CX-5 GS 155hp. 660 months/100,000km vs. 36 months/60,000km. 760 months/100,000km vs. 36 months/60,000km. 8Soul 2.0U 164hp vs. Scion xB 158hp. 9Soul 1.6L 2,897L vs. Cube S 2,766L. !Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2013 Sorento 3.5L SX AWD 7-seater (SR75XD)/2013 Sportage 2.0T SX Navigation (SP759D)/2013 Soul 2.0L 4u Luxury AT (SO759D) is $43,045/$39,145/$27,345 and includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650 and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). Licence, insurance, applicable taxes, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies), variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. Available at participating dealers. See dealer for full details. !Highway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2013 Sorento 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Sportage 2.4L MPI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Soul 2.0L MPI 4-cyl (M/T). These updated estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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Grocery Department

Meat Department

Wedderspoon Organic Honey select varieties

assorted varieties

2/5.00

from 9.99

Ocean Wise Cod Fillets

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

2/5.00

500ml product of Canada

47%

Inspired Choices! Choices’ Own Roasted Scallion and Black Pepper Tofu

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

3.29

113-180g product of USA

from 4.39

Spyru Protein Energy Beverages

Que Pasa Tortilla Chips made with organic corn, assorted varieties

assorted varieties

3/6.99

2/4.00

SAVE

32%

225-398ml

product of USA

Attitude Laundry Detergent HE 2X

6.99

4.49

269-284g product of USA

3.99

Sourdough Multiseed Bread Mountain Pride Ice Cream assorted varieties

3/6.99

5.49

150g • product of Australia

3.49

Casbah Vegetarian Side Dishes

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

2/4.00

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145-340g

product of USA

47%

.98

each

product of Canada

20% off regular retail price

Health Care Department Natren Healthy Start System Products

20% off

regular retail price

12.99

20ml

Stay a step ahead with Rescue Remedy. Rescue Remedy is formulated to help you stress less and keep up with life's demands.

Inno-Vite INNO-OSTEO™

31.49

Sourdough Rice Bread

Glee All Natural Chewing Gum 18 pack • product of USA

600g

Rice Bakery

1.89L • product of Canada

PRICING

Nelson Bach Rescue Remedy

260-280g

170g • product of Asia

assorted varieties

2.00 off

WOW! PRICING regular retail price 625g

180 softgels

Contains calcium and all other key bone health nutrients in research backed doses and forms to promote collagen formation for flexibility, and the minerals for strength and density.

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regular retail price

PRICING

product of Canada

Real Foods Corn Thins

B.C. Grown

WOW!

Large Slice Carrot or Ganache Cake

2/4.00

1.8L

Long English Cucumbers

bags or bins

.50 off

WOW!

4lb bag

Anita’s Organic Split Green and Yellow Peas

1.00 off

Bakery Department

Gold Seal Solid or Flaked White Tuna

assorted varieties

36%

half

assorted varieties

3.98

product of USA

Bulk Department

regular retail price

Amy's Frozen Indian Meals

assorted varieties

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whole

425g • product of Canada

Lindsay Black Olives

PRICING

California Grown

reg 2.29

Roasted Specialty Chickens

2/6.00

500ml • +deposit +eco fee product of USA

2/3.00

product of USA

WOW!

1.49/100g

! New

400-700g • product of Canada

WOW!

PRICING

Organic Navel Oranges

Deli Department

Neal Brothers Organic Popcorn

O’Doughs Frozen Buns, Cakes, or Loafs Gluten-Free

California Grown

9.99lb/ 22.02kg

3.99

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750g

product of Canada

3/2.49

WOW!

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Liberté Yogurt

Red, Green and Rainbow Chard

22.99lb/ 50.68kg

PRICING

150g • product of UK

500g • product of New Zealand

Produce Department

Spring Creek Beef Tenderloin

Tyrrell’s Potato Chips

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