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I want to begin by personally thanking Gregor Robertson for almost 10 years of service and announcing in January that he will retire as mayor of Vancouver in the fall. Such sincerity, however, should not be translated as don’t-let-the-door-hityou-on-your-way-out type of sarcasm, or the opposite sentiment: well-wishing of the gushing variety for a mayor who served the citizens of this world-class city to the best of his ability. Nope G-man, it’s really about the chaos you caused. I’m confident I speak for all city hall news hounds when I say this has been a bountiful year for stories about the mayoral race. And the daily harvest — sometimes hourly — has us scrambling to gather all the fresh news and get it to market each day before the sun goes down. Frankly, I can’t keep up. I’m guessing neither can you. So what I’m going to

do here is bring you up to date on what I know — that’s as of Tuesday morning at 10:30, he said, knowing those messages he left yesterday and this morning could be returned and leave this summary wilted and ready for the green bin by afternoon. Let’s begin with the Vision Vancouver camp. Ian Campbell, a hereditary chief of the Squamish Nation, officially announced Monday he’s seeking the mayoral nomination with Vision. He’ll face Taleeb Noormohamed, a tech entrepreneur and one-time federal Liberal candidate in North Vancouver. Vision isn’t saying whether other candidates will compete for the job, but likely contender Coun. Raymond Louie took himself out of the race last Friday. Vision members will choose a winner June 24 in the party’s second mayoral nomination contest since its inception in 2005. A few days before news broke of Campbell’s run, Burnaby-South MP Kennedy Stewart made it official

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he will run as an independent for mayor. Stewart is counting on his experience as an MP, his years as an SFU political scientist, and his connections with progressive parties in Vancouver to give him an edge in the race. His entry into the race, coupled with Vision deciding to run a mayoral candidate, has made for a crowded centre-left circle of candidates. Shauna Sylvester of SFU’s Centre for Dia-

logue, who is also running as an independent, likely wasn’t expecting the company after having launched her campaign April 5. That circle could get even more crowded if Green Party Coun. Adriane Carr takes a run. Last time I spoke to Carr, she told me she was willing to wait until Vision chooses a candidate June 24 before deciding what she’ll do. Now to the NPA… Just when you thought

NPA Coun. Hector Bremner’s campaign to become his party’s mayoral candidate was looking like a possibility — according to him, he signed up 2,000 members — a news bomb exploded last week when the party’s board rejected the rookie councillor’s bid. We still don’t have the full details but Bremner has blamed a takeover of the board, a campaign to discredit him and racism — among other reasons — for his falling out with the NPA. Party president Gregory Baker has since sent Bremner a confidential letter explaining the board’s rationale for the decision. Some board members have resigned and potential candidates such as Adrian Crook, who aligned himself with Bremner, have left the party. Bremner told me he will be on the ballot in October but won’t say whether he’ll stick with his party as a council candidate or run as an independent mayoral or council candidate. In the meantime, park board commissioner John

Coupar, financial analyst Glen Chernen and businessman Ken Sim will battle it out May 29 for the right to be the NPA’s mayoral candidate this year. Wai Young, meanwhile, won’t call me back. Months ago, she was rumoured to be interested in a bid with the NPA. She has since set up a website and is being backed by a new organization called Coalition Vancouver. Finally, the Vancouver and District Labour Council continues to facilitate talks with Vision, the Greens, OneCity, COPE and TeamJean (who back anti-poverty activist Jean Swanson) in an effort to reach some common ground on issues to potentially run a unity campaign. It remains to be seen whether that common ground will see those parties eventually rally around one candidate for mayor. Meanwhile, the sun is still up and we’ve got six months to go. More abundance to come. Enjoy the feast. @Howellings


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A group called the Caring Citizens of Vancouver Society is continuing its battle against temporary modular housing for the homeless in Marpole. Its earlier lawsuit challenging the development permit process the city followed for temporary modular housing in was dismissed by both the B.C. Supreme Court and the B.C. Court of Appeal. In early May, the city received notice that the society would be seeking leave to appeal the case to the Supreme Court of Canada. The modular housing complexes are at 7430 and 7460 Heather St. and house 78 units. They opened for occupancy earlier this year. Opponents have questioned the consultation process, argued the location was wrong because it was too near schools and complained they weren’t told enough about the tenant mix. “The Caring Citizens Society’s application for leave to appeal to the Supreme

ous questions of due process and fundamental justice. The Society demands genuine public consultation and transparency.” Chris Qiu, vice-president of the society, said it would pursue every legal avenue available. “For months, we have been arguing, using available methods in the community as well as in the courts, that this project has been pushed through without due process and that the chosen location is inappropriate,” Qiu said. “We hope that the Supreme Court of Canada will hear this issue of great public significance, including on how our elected government officials should exercise the powers that the voters entrust to them.” The Supreme Court of Canada website says about 600 leave applications are submitted each year. Only about 80 are granted. “The possibility of succeeding in getting an appeal heard is in general remote. Each application for leave to appeal is considered carefully by the Court. The Court

Court of Canada is regrettable,” said deputy city manager Paul Mochrie in a statement to the Courier. “In the face of two clear rulings on the matter, the city is now compelled to spend additional public funds in responding to that application. Furthermore, the success of the modular housing operation in Marpole provides clear evidence to counter the misapprehensions that the society relies on as the basis for its opposition.” The society issued a press release May 10 indicating it remained committed to its cause. “The City of Vancouver and BC Housing officials have publicly alleged success of their TMH projects, ignoring numerous complaints and objections from the community and the serious consequences of their decisions,” the statement reads. “The Society is of the view that to willfully eliminate a public hearing process in the name of swiftness violates the principal [sic] of modern property laws and raises seri-

never gives reasons for its decisions. It is important to remember that the Court’s role is not to correct errors that may have been made in the courts below,” it states. The city is working on opening a total of 600 units of modular housing in Vancouver thanks to $66 million of funding from the provincial government. The buildings in Marpole have attracted the most opposition. Other complexes are in various stages of development. Tenanting is underway for 39 units at 1131 Franklin St., while another 39 units have been built at 525 Powell St. A 52-unit complex is under construction at 4480 Kaslo St. and construction on a 52-unit complex at 595 and 599 West Second Ave. is expected to start soon. A complex at Little Mountain at East 37th near Main Street is in the development permit stage, while the city announced May 9 that a seventh site is under consideration for temporary modular housing at 688 Cambie St. @naoibh

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A hereditary chief with the Squamish Nation and a technology entrepreneur from North Vancouver are — so far — the two mayoral contenders Vision Vancouver members will have to choose from at the party’s June 24 nomination contest. Ian Campbell kicked off his campaign Monday while Taleeb Noormohamed has yet to make a formal announcement about his bid, although Vision insiders confirmed to the Courier Monday that he filed his nomination papers with the party. The Courier left messages with Noormohamed but he could not be reached before deadline. Both candidates will compete to replace Mayor Gregor Robertson, who is retiring in the fall after having been Vision’s leader since he won the party’s 2008 nomination race. The party has not had a nomination race since then and has been searching for a new leader to run in the Oct. 20 election.

Ian Campbell, one of 16 hereditary chiefs of the Squamish Nation, kicked off his campaign for mayor Monday. PHOTO DAN TOULGOET

Coun. Raymond Louie announced May 11 that he will not seek the position. Campbell, 44, is a friend of Robertson’s and has surrounded himself with many of the people who worked to win three consecutive Vision majorities at city hall. Some were among the crowd of about 150 people who attended Campbell’s launch at the Waterview events centre under the Granville Street Bridge. They included Vision’s former executive director Stepan Vdovine, Robertson’s former chief of staff Mike Magee, Vision’s for-

mer co-chairperson Maria Dobrinskaya and longtime Vision campaign veteran Clay Suddaby. None, however, will be in charge of Campbell’s bid. That is being left to campaign manager Ginger Gosnell-Myers, who resigned from the city in March as aboriginal relations manager. Myers will work closely with Squamish member Michelle Nahanee, who is handling media relations, and Vision Coun. Andrea Reimer, who described her role as co-chairperson, a job she held when Robertson

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hard and play by the rules can afford to live in your Vancouver again.” In a scrum following his speech, Campbell acknowledged his ties to a corporation established by the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh nations to develop more than 120 acres of some of the most prized property in Vancouver, including the 90-acre Jericho Lands. The three-nation entity now has the most developable land in Vancouver. If Campbell were to be elected mayor, he said, he would have to distance himself from the MST Development Corporation as projects proceed through city hall. Asked whether any of the property should be developed into affordable housing, Campbell said: “The MST nations are very keen at looking at working with the city to follow the regulatory process to look at mixed composition, mixed-use of these developments so that we put a dent in rental and affordability, as well as density that allows people to

invest in properties and see a return on investment.” Campbell’s launch comes the week after BurnabySouth NDP MP Kennedy Stewart announced an independent bid for mayor, becoming the second independent mayoral candidate in the race; Shauna Sylvester of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue is the other. Meanwhile, the NonPartisan Association has park board commissioner John Coupar, financial analyst Glen Chernen and businessman Ken Sim vying for the party’s mayoral spot. The Green Party has yet to decide whether it will run Coun. Adriane Carr for mayor. “Many good people are considering a run for mayor, but my leadership goes well beyond the status quo,” said Campbell in closing his speech. “It is my intention to be the first Indigenous mayor of Vancouver. We all know the city needs a new kind of leadership that creates excitement, hope and optimism.” @Howellings

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Christie Lee Charles is many things to many people. First and foremost, she is a caretaker and an instructor. Her roots are from the sky and the sea. Charles is also a warrior whose previous life was filled with a duty to pass on knowledge considered sacrilegious at the time. In the here and now, Charles is once again tasked with communicating across cultures as Vancouver’s first Indigenous poet laureate. Charles was welcomed as the city’s fifth poet laureate in a brief ceremony Tuesday at city hall, as dignitaries from the city, park and school boards and the Musqueam First Nation welcomed Charles to her new post. “The way we tell our stories and share our words is a way that we can connect our experiences as First Nations people of the land through stories and poems and songs,” she said. “That’s what we’ve been doing since time immemorial, for thousands and thousands of years.” Charles is a member of the Musqueam First Nation, and has family ties to both the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations as well. She fills the laureate post until 2020 and will bring ancient stories spanning those cultures to life through poetry, music, storytelling and other avenues. She read two poems Tuesday, one written by her late father Andrew Charles and another of her own, which blended Indigenous

Christie Charles was welcomed as the city’s fifth poet laureate in a brief ceremony Tuesday at city hall. PHOTO DAN TOULGOET

dialects with English and the cadence and delivery of hip hop. “This is our way. My heart is the Earth and the Earth is my heart,” she read. “We sit and listen to all the little birds, the crickets, the frogs, the owls. They tell us when the time is right.” Fellow Musqueam First Nation member Jim Kew welcomed Charles to the new post and spoke to the kinship between him and Charles, and the kinship that links all who live on Musqueam land. He explained how Musqueam traditions adhere to the idea of reincarnation, and how Charles’s previous spirit inhabited his aunt. “Earlier in my life I had the honour of knowing the previous incarnation of [Charles], a great person who carried her knowledge of our language, customs and love through the darkness of the cultural genocide,” he said. “I now

have the honour to see the present incarnation of this revered and beloved name carry her knowledge of our language customs and love into the lives of our cultural renaissance.” The selection panel included a handful of Vancouver’s previous poet laureates, including outgoing laureate Rachel Rose, and cultural philanthropist Dr. Yosef Wosk, who created an endowment fund to create the laureate position. Other past laureates include Evelyn Lau, Brad Cran and George McWhirter. Arguably Charles’ biggest job will be a legacy project she creates over her two-year tenure, which will translate submitted writings from the Musqueam language into a compilation for future generations. “I’m so honoured to follow in the footstep of my ancestors, to walk alongside my people and to share these beautiful stories,” she said. @JohnKurucz

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Lifetime bans for weapons infractions at Granville Street bars John Kurucz

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A new code of conduct introduced Monday for bars along the Granville strip involves both yearlong and lifetime bans for those involved in the violent behaviour that has plagued the area for years. Bar Watch chair Curtis Robinson rolled out the parametres of the new code of conduct at the Republic Night Club, mere blocks away from where 23-yearold Kalwinder Thind was murdered in January. Fighting, verbal abuse, harassment, unwanted physical contact, drink tampering, theft or bringing concealed liquor into any of Bar Watch’s venues will result in a year-long ban. Those bringing weapons into venues will be barred for life. “If you get charged for a violent offence on Granville Street or elsewhere in Vancouver, particularly the Granville strip and you’re found to be in possession of a knife or a weapon, you have forfeited your right to enter a Bar Watch bar, nightclub, pub or any venue under our umbrella for life,” Robinson said. The code applies to both the interior and exterior of Bar Watch properties. If a patron leaves an establishment and starts a fight or engages in dangerous behaviour elsewhere on Granville, the same bans will apply. Robinson said his group will use court records to cross reference the identities and convictions in each case. Thirty establishments fall under the Bar Watch code, predominantly along Granville Street, Gastown and Yaletown. “The definition of stupid is not enough to apply to those individuals that decide to come downtown to Vancouver armed with a weapon or a knife or other items they feel they need to protect themselves. This is strictly not tolerable,” he said. Outside of introducing the code of conduct, Robinson doubled down on other issues that could help mitigate violence and disorder on Granville: extended

transit hours on weekends, allowing ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber and increasing fighting fines to $1,000. “I worked down here for years and it was a nightmare at 3:30 in the morning trying to get people to move along,” he said. Robinson also reiterated calls for security cameras, or CCTVs, to be installed along Granville. That move was rejected by council on May 2 based, in part, on a memo from deputy city manager Paul Mochrie. His recommendation to council was based on research questioning the effectiveness of cameras reducing violence and privacy concerns related to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Nineteen late-night bars and nightclubs have security cameras as a condition of their business licence. Those cameras are focused on the property, not the public realm. The estimated cost to install 25 cameras and two recorders along Granville from Drake to West Georgia streets is $398,475. Additional costs for administration, audits and data storage were mentioned in Mochrie’s memo, but no dollar figure was provided. “Anybody who thinks that they have privacy is dreaming… There isn’t a place you can go in Vancouver, or for that matter anywhere, where CCTV is not there. I go to the gym and you’re on CCTV,” Robinson said. Robinson was flanked by friends and family members of Thind, whose death remains unsolved. Thind’s sister, Jassicka Bhullar, made a tearful plea for council to reverse its course on installing CCTVs. “The death of my brother has torn our family into shreds,” she said. “Yesterday was Mother’s Day and we couldn’t celebrate without my brother. I don’t know how we’re ever going to celebrate anything ever again with such a gaping hole in our family and in our hearts.” Thind’s friends and coworkers applauded Monday’s announcement, but

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Bremner fiasco reveals NPA’s problematic power shift Allen Garr

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Moments after I spotted NPA president Gregory Baker’s email in my inbox Monday morning, I leapt into action. The email was to tell the world that Baker had sent a letter to Hector Bremner detailing the reasons the NPA Board did not approve his mayoral application. The email also noted Bremner was “within his rights” to share the contents of that letter. I immediately sent Bremner an email, which I feel I can share with you, although, given the sensitivity of the issue, not in its entirety. It read: “Could you please send me a copy of that letter?” Nothing. Bremner would later post a comment on his Facebook page saying there was nothing new in the letter and he would have a more fulsome response in the days ahead. Perhaps he would give us details on why his rejection was “racist” as he claimed, rather than a matter of his political incompetence on a number of scores including dealing with conflicts of interest at the council table. Meanwhile, nothing by my deadline.

As rumours and innuendo circulate around the NPA’s decision to not approve Hector Bremner’s mayoral application, one thing is clear, says columnist Allen Garr, the NPA is not the same party it once was. PHOTO DAN TOULGOET

It must indeed seem puzzling that a sitting councillor was not approved to at least take a run at the nomination, even though he had been on council only a matter of weeks when he announced his intentions; and his only political activity in the past was losing a bid to sit in the legislature as the Liberal MLA from New Westminster. Aside

from that, he most recently fetched coffee for a couple of cabinet ministers in Christy Clark’s Liberal government and became a vicepresident of the Pace Group — a favourite advocacy and advertising outfit for the centre-right in town. Pace Group’s client list includes developer Francesco Aquilini, which led to at least one conflict stumble

for councillor Bremner. (Amusingly, Aquilini has two horses in this race now that Squamish hereditary chief and developer Ian Campbell is being touted by Vision power-brokers as a possible mayor. Aquilini is partners with the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish nations in what will be the biggest development project in the

city’s recent history.) But back to the puzzle. Bremner is the guy who last fall won his party’s nomination to run in October’s byelection to fill a council seat vacated by Vision Councillor Geoff Meggs. Bremner won the seat, albeit with a rather modest 27 per cent of the vote, and proved the left in this town to be a shattered force. He soon announced he would seek the mayor’s spot only to be rebuffed by the very same party he had served so well. Or was it the same party? And did he serve them well? To answer these questions you first have to understand the puppet master pulling Bremner’s strings is Mark Marissen. He’s Christy Clark’s ex and a major West Coast federal Liberal operator who dabbles in provincial and municipal politics. In his last municipal outing in 2004, he failed calamitously when he tried to get Clark the NPA nomination but got snookered by Sam Sullivan. One way to ensure a shot at a nomination of your choice is to load up the party or riding executive at its annual general meeting. This, by the way, is how all democratic political parties

operate. Folks who fail to control the party hierarchy, not uncommonly, leave. That’s how OneCity came into being when it split from COPE. Marissen took enough control of the NPA to influence Bremner getting the nod for the byelection. But, at the most recent NPA AGM, there was a power shift. Marissen lost and Glen Chernen’s crowd gained influence. Bremner knew he was in trouble. This was no longer his puppet master’s NPA. That’s why he tried but failed to have his lawyer join him in the Green Light interview process. Chernen ran as a mayoral candidate in years past for his own Cedar Party. He is even more erratic and less qualified for the job than Bremner. Yet he was one of three to gain the NPA’s mayoral nomination nod. He will prove to be a bigger problem for the NPA should he win in the end. And the more sane members of the NPA know it. Meanwhile what we are watching is Marissen and Bremner seeking their revenge for past and present slights, hoping to destroy the NPA. @allengarr

Balancing Vancouver School Board’s budget… it’s complicated Tracy Sherlock

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The Vancouver School Board’s budget for next year may be balanced, but the process so far has been confusing and opaque. Given the district has a new board of trustees, a new superintendent and a new secretary-treasurer, perhaps it’s not entirely surprising the first budget would be a bit challenging. First off, staff announced a new process for this year, as I outlined in an earlier column. Rather than starting with a deficit and suggesting cuts to balance it, the budget would be presented as balanced from the get-go. But it isn’t balanced in the sense that there just happened to be enough money to cover existing expenses. Rather, it uses the prior year’s surplus to balance the books. So far, district staff has presented two draft budgets — the first included management-recommended changes and used $2.3

million of surplus left over from 2016-17 to arrive at a net zero bottom line. The second draft removed those management-backed changes and added them and others as “proposals to be considered.” This draft relies on only $187,000 of prior-year surplus. The proposals, which total $3.2 million, include money for extra staffing for alternate programs, district resource teachers, hosting events and student forum and several other ideas. Adding them into the budget will require using surplus funds, a process VSB secretary-treasurer David Green says is not sustainable and will put cost pressures on future years. “We have to be very prudent on how we think about the future,” he said at the public meeting. Neither draft has been approved by trustees. Nobody is being laid off as a result of budget reductions, said David Green, the district’s secretary-treasurer. “We’re trying to do the best we can for students

Given the district has a new board of trustees, a new superintendent and a new secretary-treasurer, it’s not surprising the first budget would be a bit challenging.

and trying to keep any changes we make to the budget as far away from classrooms as possible,” Green said in an interview. Ideas that were raised by the public, but were not considered by staff include the reestablishment of a music program, increased staff at mini schools, learning resources for libraries and increased maintenance in schools. The VSB has a history of contentious budgets, with

most years forecasting massive cuts to services in initial projections, but often ending the year with a surplus. The 2016-17 audited statements show an unrestricted surplus of $2.5 million, which may sound like a lot of money, but is actually less than one per cent of the nearly $500-million budget. Then again, 2016-17 was the year the board was fired for refusing to pass a balanced budget that called for $21.8 million in cuts – so

it’s a tad unusual the district would end that particular year with a surplus. This year, teachers in Vancouver say thousands of hours of service to students with special needs have been lost because teachers who provide support have been pulled into regular classrooms to cover for teachers who are sick. The draft budget includes an $8.7-million increase for salaries, including about $3 million for teacher salaries. I hope that some of that money will go towards replacing teachers and other staff who are away sick, which was not always done this year, due to a teacher shortage. At the first public budget meeting, trustee Carrie Bercic asked about a “restoration budget,” something the VSB has been doing annually to show the positions lost since 2002. In the second public meeting, board chair Janet Fraser suggested that a “needs budget” be prepared, using past budgets and comments from district

groups such as teachers and support workers. Trustee Lisa Dominato spoke against both ideas, but a majority of trustees supported Fraser’s motion to go forward. The last restoration budget, prepared two years ago before the teachers’ court win, showed $79.4 million required annually to match the services provided in 2002 and 810 entry level teaching positions lost. It’s impossible to compare that to today because a restoration budget wasn’t made last year and a lot of new money has come into the system to restore the contract. But it sure would be interesting to see what has been regained, given the teachers’ win in court. Also bearing in mind that many faces around the table are new to the district, preparing either a restoration budget or a needs budget seems a small, but wise, nod to accountability. Tracy Sherlock writes about education and social issues. She can be reached at tracy.sherlock@gmail.com.


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Car owners aren’t getting the message Re: “Bikes taking over roads, parking,” Letters, May 10. It always makes me roll my eyes when drivers complain that cyclists are “taking over the city.” I’ve been cycling AND driving in Vancouver in equal measure for about 20 years and I would say cars outnumber cyclists on the roads by about 100 to 1. I find the increasing traffic congestion much more annoying than more bikes on the road (or lack of parking), no matter which mode of transportation I’m using. The city has gotten a bit aggressive in its push for bike lanes and bike sharing but the reason is glaring: our city is well on its way to widespread gridlock! And it appears to be a losing battle as car owners just aren’t getting the message. Charles Leduc, Vancouver

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Hector who? He has barely been on the job as a rookie member of council for a year and he wonders why the NPA don’t think he will be the best bet to win running the second largest city in Canada? Just sayin’. jsomm via online comments

Thems the break-ins “Couple on work visa stranded after their car stolen — along with passports, all their possessions,” online, May 14. This is really too bad and so embarrassing for our City. It simply impossible to leave a car loaded with gear anywhere in Vancouver without it either being broken into and all the contents stolen or, as happened here, the car and its contents stolen. I tell this to all my out of town visitors. They cannot leave anything in the car. They think I am exaggerating. As well, I must tell them they absolutely cannot leave the front door unlocked while they are in the back yard, or vice versa. Neighbours in my Mid-Main ’hood have had their homes burgled with exactly that scenario. Outside enjoying the fine weather and the crooks come in through the front door and steal you blind. Those snowboards and the car were probably gone 10 minutes after they parked. Sue Montgomery via Facebook Michelle Bhatti

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News Cone Zone campaign urges drivers to slow down Jessica Kerr

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Spring is here, road construction projects throughout the city are under way and WorkSafeBC is reminding motorists to slow down in construction zones. “B.C.’s roadside workers do important work improving and repairing infrastructure we all rely on and they deserve a safe work environment,” Labour Minister Harry Bains said in a press release. “I urge all drivers to be mindful of the hardworking people on our roads by slowing down and driving safely through any and all work zones.” This year’s Cone Zone campaign launched Monday, May 8 and runs throughout the spring and summer until the end of August. To kick off the campaign, police held an enforcement blitz in a construction zone on Fraser Street at East 29th Avenue where water and sewer upgrades have been ongoing for the last several months. “This is really about

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changing driving behaviour on cone zones,” said Mark Ordeman, manager of industry and labour services at WorkSafeBC. “The [police] are looking specifically for people who aren’t slowing down, as you should in a construction zone, insuring that people aren’t distracted… as well as any other kind of undue care and attention or poor

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Ever wonder who’s answering your angry tweets to BC Ferries? Social media team trained in communicating calmly with stressed-out travellers. Grant Lawrence

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You’ve probably been there as many times as I have: You’re in your car, angrily idling at the very back of a massive lineup for a ferry. The line is so long that you can’t even see the terminal let alone have any clue if you’re in for a two or three-sailing wait. I’ve been in that situation so many times I have my own personal hashtag for it: #ferrystress. If you’re like me, you may have reached for your phone to tap out an angry tweet to @bcferries to see why you’re not immediately being loaded onto the Queen of Surrey. Your frustration boils through your fingers as you type out your furious indignation at North America’s largest ferry fleet. “Whenever there’s heavy volume, mechanical problems, or weather issues, yes, we hear from people like you,” says Rhonda Daye, the cool, calm and collected manager of customer relations for BC Ferries. “We respond to those tweets usually within five minutes. Our team has all gone through a lot of training. When we respond, we try to remain calm and take the emotion out of it.” As someone who punishes my family by lining up for

The upcoming long weekend will be especially busy for travellers and those navigating BC Ferries’ social media accounts.

multiple BC Ferries every long weekend of the spring and summer, I’ve received plenty of those responses. I’ve always been amazed at how quickly my mean tweet is returned with a pleasant, personalized and informed answer. “I think people are generally surprised that they get a response as quickly as they do, and that there’s a real person at the other end,” Daye says. “That usually calms people down. Most people seem to appreciate it.” The respectful tweets

defusing stressed-out ferry customers have fascinated me for years. Who are these people behind the scenes in the BC Ferries war room, taking all that abuse and signing their pleasant responses with cute, lower case initials? In advance of the 2018 May long weekend, one of the busiest of the year, I decided to find out. “We have 12 to 14 different BC Ferries employees who are trained to manage our social accounts,” Daye explains over the phone

from their head office in downtown Victoria. “On most normal days, we separate the shifts into morning and afternoon, and it’s usually just one person managing Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, customer email bookings and phone calls. You have to be a pretty good at multitasking to work here.” Extra bodies, just like extra sailings, are added on long weekends. Daye has worked for BC Ferries since 2006. It was in 2010 when the corporation embraced Twitter as an ef-

fective means of direct communication with customers. “At first we were just observing the online conversation,” Daye remembers. “We figured out pretty quickly that we needed to start pushing out information, so we did. We realized that the conversation is going happen with or without us. Without us, there can be a lot of misinformation. We decided that we needed to be present.” BC Ferries currently has 79.3K Twitter followers.

Daye understands customer frustration, especially during long weekends when everyone is travelling all at once. “They are depending on us to get them to where they want to go, and if they can’t get there, we hear about it.” Daye says traffic at the terminals is already up considerably in 2018, which is steering us towards another busy summer on the Salish Sea. Much of that is due to the weak Canadian dollar: we’re staying close to home and the Americans are headed north. That brings us to the impending long weekend, and Daye has advice to make your sailing smoother. “It almost goes without saying that on long weekends you should try and get a reservation. Show up early and be prepared to wait. Have things to do, things to eat and drink. One other important tip is to always check for current sailing conditions on our website before you leave home. That can save you a lot of stress if there’s any issues at the terminal.” Here’s wishing you all the best this Victoria Day long weekend, and may it be free of #ferrystress. See you at the back of the line. @grantlawrence

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They may not have the resources of the ACME Corporation behind them, but coyotes are still causing trouble for people, and their pets, in Vancouver. It’s currently birthing season for the canines, and that means coyote sightings are up as mothers venture out from their dens in order to seek food for their new pups. This in turn leads to increased encounters with humans, which can be dangerous for both us and our furry friends. Two incidents in the North Shore in April resulted in the deaths of a pair of dogs after they encountered coyotes while out for a walk with their owners. There have also been several cases of coyotes killing cats in the past few months. To reduce such incidents, the Stanley Park Ecology Society is advising residents

how to keep their pets safe, as well as how to handle a coyote encounter. “We say be big, be brave, and be loud,” says Greg Hart, the urban wildlife program coordinator for SPES. Hart explained this three step process in more detail: “Hold your arms out to make yourself big. Be brave, don’t run.” And finally, “Clap your hands, stomp your feet, take a step towards the animal and say, ‘Go away coyote!’” Coyotes are not especially large animals, weighing on average between 15 to 45 pounds and measuring about a metre in length. While they may not pose much threat to humans — as long as they are not in a pack — it’s a different story for small pets. Dogs and cats are prime targets for wandering coyotes. First and foremost,

Springtime is birthing season for coyotes, and that means increased sightings across the city as mothers venture out from their dens in order to seek food for their new pups. PHOTO DAN TOULGOET

keep yards clear of food and other attractants that could draw the attention of an inquisitive mother coyote. “Coyotes living in our city are viewing our homes, our yards, as habitats. They’re looking for food, water and shelter,” Hart says. “It’s

really easy for us to make sure that our garbage goes in the garbage can, that we harvest our fruits and vegetables, and we keep our compost secure.” SPES also recommends keeping your dog on a leash when going out for walks, especially at night.

Both dogs killed in the North Shore last month were off leash at the time of the attacks. Keeping cats safe can be more difficult due to their solitary nature and desire to wander. SPES strongly advises keeping cats indoors if possible. Barring that, keeping them inside during the night will reduce the chances of encounters with the largely nocturnal coyotes. Hart also says under no circumstances should people feed coyotes, no matter how friendly they may appear. Not only is it illegal to do so under the B.C. Wildlife Act, but it also causes coyotes to lose their fear of humans, which in turn leads to more unwanted encounters. One tool that SPES has deployed in order to help gather information about interactions with coyotes is the Co-Existing with

Coyotes program, which tracks various forms of coyote encounters in Metro Vancouver. The program relies on citizens who — after encountering a coyote — go to the SPES website and fill out a report detailing what they saw. The encounters are then displayed on an interactive map, which lists the date, time and location of the sighting. Sightings are also filtered by type, including attacks on pets, people feeding coyotes, or even if the coyote was aggressive towards people. Hart says keeping these rules in mind will benefit both species in the long run. “Help out, do site visits [on the Co-Existing with Coyotes website], scare away coyotes, and help reduce these conflicts so we can co-exist and people can be happy.” @akurial


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Child actor Lia Frankland plays alongside CharlizeTheron inTully SANDRA THOMAS sthomas@vancourier.com “Kiss, kiss.” Halfway through a telephone interview with child actor Lia Frankland, she put her love bird Twinkie on the line to send kisses. “I’m teaching Twinkie to be bilingual,” says Lia, who speaks English, Spanish, French and Greek.

The 10-year-old Kerrisdale native also chats excitedly about her love for her “cousin” Apollo, the same standard poodle that graced the Courier’s Year of the Dog cover this past February. It was Lia who supplied the crown Apollo wore for his photo session.

But at that time the Courier had no idea the crown’s owner was the same person who plays a major role in the Hollywood film Tully, starring Charlize Theron, directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody, who won an Academy Award in 2007 for her Juno screenplay. In Tully, which opened nationwide May 4, Lia plays“Sarah,” Theron’s eldest child. Tully follows the story of “Marlo,” who’s about to give birth to her third child. Seeing that his sister is feeling completely overwhelmed, Marlo’s wealthy brother hires a night-nanny named Tully to help out. Marlo soon learns to appreciate Tully and forms a special bond with her new, life-saving friend. Marlo’s husband“Drew”is played by Ron Livingston while her son“Jonah”is played by Asher Miles Fallica. Lia was happy to be reunited with her Hollywood family at the April 19 premiere of Tully in Los Angeles. The film was

Lia Frankland with Asher Miles Fallica in a scene from Tully.

shot in Vancouver in 2016, when Lia was just eight years old. “It was lots of fun and Charlize was super nice and looks exactly the same as she did before the movie,” says Lia of the starstudded premiere.“She had to gain like 50 pounds for the movie and it’s only been two years and she looks amazing.” At the event, Lia also had the chance to practise her Greek while chatting with Nia Vardalos, lead actor and screenwriter of the popular movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Lia’s favourite scene in the movie is the one during which she and Theron rock out while singing karaoke at a birthday party. “It was my dream to sing in a movie,” says Lia, who belongs to a local choir.

When asked if she has a favourite male actor she’d like to one day perform with, Lia immediately names Asher.

Lia adds that the hardest scene for her to play was the one with her onscreen little brother, who in the movie lives with autism spectrum disorder. “I had to yell at Asher and it was sad,” says Lia.“But he was really good.” Lia’s other film credits include playing the bullied outsider“Avery”in the Lifetime movie Betting on the Bride, for which she won best principal or supporting actress in a TV movie (age nine to 18) at the 2017 Joey Awards held in Vancouver. The Joey Awards recognize young Canadian performers through awards and also educate parents and caregivers on keeping young performers safe in the hectic world of show business. Lia has also appeared on the superhero TV series The Flash, as well as the supernatural series Dead of Summer.

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“But I’d also like to act with Jacob Tremblay who has done a lot of work in Vancouver,” Lia says of the award-winning child actor who starred as Jack Newsome in the 2015 movie Room, which was nominated for four Academy Awards. When it comes to a favourite female actor, Lia would like a chance to perform beside Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame or Anna Kendrick, whose many acting credits include starring in Jason Reitman’s comedy-drama Up in the Air. Lia says her friends, teachers and family are supportive of her acting career. “They’re very proud of me,” says Lia.“And so is my Aunt Vivian.”

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A curious case combining empathy, mystery and a bit of whodunit has been permeating the halls of Kitsilano secondary school for the better part of six months. It revolves around 100plus lives lost four generations ago on the other side of the Atlantic, and flowers widely available from any Vancouver florist today. The plotline begins in December in a somewhat obscure corner of the West Side school, near a plaque — referred to at the school as a war board — honouring the 141 former Kits students who died during the Second World War. It was installed in 1946 and based upon meticulous records kept by then-school librarian Helen Creelman. Newspaper clippings and correspondence with the soldiers helped Creelman place together where those soldiers lived in Kits, where they fought abroad and when they drew their last breaths. From out of nowhere and with little desire for recognition, flowers began showing up underneath the plaque on a weekly basis late last year. The flowers had school staff flummoxed. “The only thing that I could come up with was that it was an older person whose brother or father died in the war and they’re walking into the school and leaving some flowers,” said

Grade 8 Kitsilano secondary school student Sayako Leznoff. PHOTO DAN TOULGOET

Kits social studies teacher Craig Brumwell. There was the thought that perhaps some of Brumwell’s Grade 10 or 11 students were behind it. Since February, those students have been researching the war dead from the school and greater Kits community. In late April, the monthslong riddle was solved. It wasn’t Brumwell’s students, nor elderly Kits residents. Enter Grade 8 student Sayako Leznoff. “I was really sad that all these people died, but also really grateful that they fought for their country,” Leznoff, 13, said of her first experience walking by the war board last September. Leznoff’s knowledge of past world events crystallized two years ago when her family spent a year living in Strasbourg, France. Strasbourg is in Alsace-Lorraine, a region between France and Germany that was a flash point of political volatility for centuries prior to the Second World War. Allied forces

finally liberated the area from Nazi occupation in late 1944. It was Leznoff’s classmates in Strasbourg who made Canada’s wartime contributions clear to her. She travelled to Vimy Ridge and other Commonwealth cemeteries that mark the final resting place of countless Allied soldiers, many of whom were Canadian. “A couple of the kids always brought flowers to these memorials,” Leznoff said. “I thought it was really nice and wanted to do the same. I imagined all the people that sacrificed their lives for their country. It’s not like I knew any of them personally — it’s just really nice.” Brumwell learned of the flower campaign only within the last month. Other faculty knew something was up as well, and were surprised to see the gesture come from one of their own. “That means that somebody is keeping this alive. To find out that this is actually a 13-year-old is so impressive,” Brumwell said. Leznoff’s go-to keepsakes are daffodils and tulips, though she sometimes opts for gerbera daisies. Some are bought in the neighbourhood, others are picked from her garden. Her Kits home predates the First World War. “I think about those people’s families,” Leznoff said. “My house was built in 1912 so there’s a high possibility that one of them actually lived there, but I don’t know yet.”

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How your parents tell their stories shapes your family’s shared narrative. They imprint core beliefs about life and human nature and they contribute to your personal life story — how you come to see the world and yourself in it. We can inherit prejudices and resentments from our parents and grandparents. We can assume a lineage of disempowerment and resignation. On the other hand, we can adopt the values of integrity, perseverance and charity.

My dad was born on Vancouver Island in Cumberland, near Courtenay and Comox. When Cumberland had a coalmine, it was one of the largest Chinatowns on the West Coast. My dad lost his father in early childhood. His mother was left with six children to raise on her own.

But my grandmother’s life was difficult from the start. She was sold at age nine to a wealthy Chinese family.

She worked throughout her childhood and was not taught English. She was married and had her first child at age 14. But my dad remembers her as being very good with her hands, a skilled chef and seamstress. She managed to make ends meet and raise each of her children to be independent.

My dad worked throughout his childhood to support his family, finished school,

studied auto mechanics and worked at Vancouver Motors downtown. He saved enough to study science at UBC and dentistry at McGill. When he talks about his childhood, he never complains about the prejudice he endured or the hardship his family suffered. He talks about wonderful life experiences, his lifelong friends and the kindness of so many people along the way.

By reflecting on these stories — our parents’ and our own stories — we can uncover deeply held beliefs that, from a broader perspective, no longer fit or serve us well. Conversely, recognizing our deepest connections, resilience and values can empower us to be agents of positive change in our own lives and in our world. What are your parents’ stories and how do they influence your telling of your own life story?

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My mom was born in the Strathcona neighbourhood of Vancouver. When my mom was nine years old, she and her seven siblings were orphaned. Her oldest sisters were teenagers and her youngest brother was still in diapers. They received no help from their aunts and uncles in town. To keep the family together, the oldest sisters decided that they would all work to raise the rest of the family until the youngest finished school. My mom always taught me the value of a good family in which each is responsible for one another, and, eight decades later, my surviving aunts, uncles and cousins continue to meet at our annual Boxing Day party. My parents’ stories could have been told with sadness or bitterness but, instead, they are stories of courage, resilience, gratitude and love. My mother’s love for me was unconditional. She saw the best and expected the best of me. At first, I thought I had to be a top

student and athlete to earn my parents’ love, but I eventually realized their love came with no conditions. I would always be loved and accepted just as I was.

On the other hand, we can adopt the values of integrity, perseverance and charity. My mom’s circle of concern continued to expand throughout her life. She had many friends and was involved in helping others in her United Church and community. She would go out of her way to make a positive difference in the lives of other people with not-so-random everyday acts of kindness. When she died unexpectedly from a cardiac arrest 15 years ago, I was overwhelmed with grief yet, with time, I realized that my mother’s greatest gift was still with

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me. It was her love — her compassion and kindness. I could never give back all the love that my mom had given me, but I was already giving it out and giving it forward. She had taught me how. I realized that what I feel towards my own children is the same love my parents gave to me, and if I teach them well, that same love will be given to others beyond my own lifetime. It is the same love I give to each of my patients who I treat as I would want my own family treated. It is the love and goodwill I send to each of my readers. My parents’ legacy is love, and the legacy of love belongs to each of us. Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician. His Healthwise Column appears regularly in this paper. For more on achieving your positive potential in life, see his website at davidicuswong. wordpress.com

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Heritage Vancouver releases top 10 watch list Naoibh O’Connor

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The discussion around heritage is becoming increasingly complicated and perhaps nowhere is that better reflected than among some of the top finishers on Heritage Vancouver Society’s annual watch list that was released this week. Heather Street Lands and the Fairmont Academy, a historic building that sits on the 21-acre property, earned the No. 1 spot, followed by Chinatown in second place. Neighbourhood businesses, meanwhile, landed in fifth position. All three represent heritage values beyond buildings. Bill Yuen, the society’s executive director, says the organization wants to encourage the wider public to think beyond the traditional definition of heritage, which at one point focused largely on architecturally significant buildings, and to consider a fuller vision of heritage that includes aspects such as social and cultural history – areas that may have been under-

The Heather Street Lands and the Fairmont Academy landed in the number one spot on Heritage Vancouver’s annual watch list. PHOTO DAN TOULGOET

represented in the past. “For some sites, maybe it’s not just the architecture or history that is important, maybe it’s something else. Some of the higher ranking ones on the list this year — Chinatown, Heather Street Lands, neighbourhood businesses — fall quite well into that [idea] where the places are very complicated and it’s

not just architecture or history that is important.” In the case of the Heather lands, the complexity involves a wide range of values, including cultural, social (healing and reconciliation), historical, architectural, natural and economic, according to Heritage Vancouver. Three First Nations —

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the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh — and Canada Lands Company are redeveloping the property, which is between West 33rd and 37th at Heather Street. The site was an important hunting ground for First Nations, and adjacent to a travel route for First Nations people. The 28,000-square-foot

Fairmont Academy on the site was designed by Vancouver architect Samuel Maclure and has Heritage ‘A’ designation. It opened as a school, then briefly operated as a military hospital before the RCMP took it over for its e-division headquarters in 1920, which lasted until 2012. Council approved, on

May 15, a policy statement to guide the redevelopment, which includes plans to remove the Fairmont Academy from the property as “a measure of reconciliation.” The building could be moved to another location, assuming a receiver site is found, or be demolished. The plan is to replace it with a cultural centre. Heritage Vancouver says the Heather Street Lands offer a prime example of the importance of adopting a values-based approach to heritage conservation. Moving forward, the organization says it’s important to figure out “how to integrate the key values of this contested site into the new development and/or a new site so that present and future generations can understand and experience them.” No. 2 on the list, Chinatown, is another complex neighbourhood. It’s been the subject of ongoing debate in recent years, with development pressures sparking fears about the future of the historic area and its unique culture and social life.

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Idea of heritage is expanding Heritage Vancouver says even when developers attempt to respond to the heritage context, they often fail to go beyond “what makes a building look like it fits into Chinatown,” ignoring other important aspects of heritage such as unique neighbourhood character, and community and cultural activities. “Weaknesses in the Chinatown policy framework have become obvious during recent community conflicts,” according to Heritage Vancouver. “These failures in policy administration are coupled with a lack of incentives, with disastrous results.” Yuen points out that Chinatown has been on several watch lists because of ongoing development pressure. While he says the neighbourhood’s significant buildings and their facades are important, so too are its residents, including seniors, the working class and lowincome people, as well as their social and cultural traditions, and how they live their lives — visiting the small shops, services and public spaces that activate the streets. “You have a [situation] where traditional thinking on heritage is not helping the goal of what heritage is now, which is how do you manage change in living communities,” says Yuen, adding people have relationships with places and buildings and that needs to be addressed. “That’s where [the idea of] heritage has moved. It used to be more static and controlled… It’s expanded to something that’s more dynamic when you’re trying to deal with people and living human beings,” he says “The question is,

when you have new development — it’s not like don’t have it — how does that fit into the context of the neighbourhood so that people can feel they’re together.” The impact of development is also highlighted in No. 5 on the list — neighbourhood businesses. When they close, Heritage Vancouver says it can contribute to the erosion of the city’s character because small businesses are often considered significant social spaces in neighbourhoods. A values-based approach to heritage can uncover the different reasons they’re important to a community — it may relate to the style of the building, its age, who operated it or the role it played in sustaining the daily lives of residents in the community. Yuen cites the recent shuttering of Pronto restaurant in Cambie Village as an example. “Pronto, it’s like seven years old, so it’s not very old but it’s old enough for people in that neighbourhood, and in Vancouver, to have developed a very strong connection to it. The business is really tied to that Cambie Village business network… It’s a significant part of the history of the commercial street there. It’s also really

important to the health of that neighbourhood.” Yuen believes Heritage Vancouver’s watch list, which is in its 18th year, is having an impact on the conversation around heritage in Vancouver, although its focus has evolved since it emerged in 2001. “What we have put on the list has changed over time. In the very beginning, it [was] focused on the preservation of certain very iconic buildings and structures, which are very important. Now, we have a mix of that, of areas, and [the idea that] maybe conservation of heritage is not necessarily only taking the form of saving a building,” he says. “It’s been effective because what we’re trying to do is make people feel that these places are relevant to them for a number of different reasons. In that respect, it’s helping, particularly increasing our understanding of what heritage is and how we go about conserving it.” ••• To see the complete Top 10 list, which includes recommendations about what the public can do to address heritage concerns, as well as to find details about the upcoming bus tour of the Top 10 sites, go to heritagevancouver.org. The bus tour is June 9.

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Arts & Entertainment

Western Canada’s largest band rehearsal space is now open Jamnasium is now home to hundreds of musicians from across Metro Vancouver John Kurucz

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It’s taken what seems like a bureaucratic eternity, but Rob Stewart has built it and they are coming. Stewart is the head honcho behind western Canada’s largest rehearsal space, the Jamnasium, on Clark Drive. It opened May 10, with minimal advertising or hype, and the uptick suggests none is needed. The 12,000-square-foot facility was 90 per cent full on opening day, and will likely reach capacity by month’s end. It’s now home to hundreds of musicians from across Metro Vancouver, spanning every conceivable type of music under the sun. “People are super jazzed about this,” Stewart said. “You can see on Facebook, shots of guys in their new jamspace who are so stoked and that’s super pleasing.” Located near the intersection of Clark Drive and William Street, the Jam-

Suna Entertainment Group partners Rob Stewart and Amrit Maharaj in one of the rehearsal spaces at Jamnasium. PHOTO DAN TOULGOET

nasium houses about 50 rooms — seven are hourly, while the rest are rented monthly. The rooms vary

in size between 150 and 300 square feet, enough space for two or three bands to call home. Bands

pay $4.50 per square foot for their rooms. The Jamnasium is the largest dedicated music

rehearsal space in Canada west of Toronto. The property formerly housed a dim sum factory, and has been completely overhauled to the point of making it one of the more functional and modern rehearsal facilities in the country. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, alarms, wireless internet access and Roxul soundproofing material that’s both breathable and almost airtight. With Roxul, 120 decibels in one room sounds like 20 decibels in the room next to it. “This is going to revolutionize their experience of jamspaces because to date their experiences with jam spaces have been subpar,” Stewart said. “That’s something all musicians can relate to and I think we deserve better.” Stewart’s company, Suna Entertainment Group, now operates four rehearsal spaces across the region, three of which are clustered towards the north end of Clark Drive. The other facility is in New Westminster. Between the four, 84 monthly rooms house more than 1,000 musicians from across Metro Vancouver. He’s effectively got a marketplace coup doesn’t look at his contemporaries — Pandora’s Box, Renegade Productions or SoundHouse Studios — as competitors. “We’re all servicing the same demographic and with everything set against

us — the city trying to tear us apart, people in condos complaining about noise, there’s no need for any of us to tear each other apart,” he said. “If we can work together, then we should.” In that spirit of solidarity, the Jamnasium obtained about $35,000 worth of gear from Sanctuary Studios after its closure last summer: amps, cabinets, drums, cymbals, thousands of guitar strings and other nuts and bolts. That kind of teamwork making the dream work is central to the Suna story. Having operated jam spaces for close to a decade, Stewart surrounds himself with developers, realtors, architects, event planners and financial types. He’s able to uncover deals and negotiate long-term leases — 17 years in the case of the Jamnasium — in a landscape that’s seeing countless other arts groups flounder. “I never wanted to do this for any other reason other than this needed to happen,” he said. “I’m a musician and I started doing this because I wanted to play more gigs and I wanted to be able to rehearse more and I couldn’t.” Getting the doors open and the volume set to 11 has not come without challenges. The lease was signed in June 2017, though his architectural drawings and other specs took four months to be approved by the city. About $500,000 was spent on the facility before it opened. The final weeks leading up to opening day saw city inspectors interpreting building code specs differently — one inspector would approve the electrical, while another would return within days and poo poo what had already been signed off on. “I don’t begrudge the city, but bureaucracy drives me f***ing insane, there’s no question,” Stewart said. “I think that’s just the nature of doing business here in the city. This has taken a tremendous amount of energy and personal sacrifice from my life. But we’re starting to turn the corner now. This is the big one.” The Jamnasium is at 1140 Clark Dr. Information is available online at facebook.com/ SunaStudiosInc.


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Arts & Entertainment

Live music, comedy return to Vancouver’s legendary Penthouse Nightclub Tyrant Studios takes over upstairs space once frequented by the likes of Sinatra and Sting John Kurucz

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Frank Sinatra, Sting, Slow, a steakhouse and even a few inquests. No, they’re not a mishmash of elements behind a Jeopardy question. Instead, they are disparate parts of the ever-evolving story of the Penthouse Nightclub, which once again transforms itself this Friday, May 18 with the return of live entertainment of the non-exotic dancing variety for the first time in at least two decades. Independent theatre company Seven Tyrants Theatre has taken over the roughly 5,000 square feet of space above the nightclub, and will play host to weekly music, comedy and theatre nights starting this week. The new digs will be called Tyrant Studios. “We’re after anyone who is looking for really excellent content when it comes to live theatre, live music and professional comedy in Vancouver — that, I think, is a pretty large umbrella,” said Seven Tyrants Theatre co-artistic director David Thomas Newham. The studio will start off with thematic, weekend-only entertainment: Fridays are for jazz, Saturdays feature live comedy and Sundays will include stripped-down sets of unplugged tunes. This weekend’s offerings include comedic bits by Juno award-winner Ivan Decker, Sophie Buddle and Myles Anderson, while the music comes by way of the Tim Sars Trio, Two Apple Tobacco, Jess Me, Celine Chandro and Brian Africa. The space is spread across two rooms,

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26 Take a Walk on the Art Side David Thomas Newham is co-artistic director of the Seven Tyrants Theatre, which begins live entertainment programming May 18 above the Penthouse Nightclub in a space called Tyrants Studios. PHOTO DAN TOULGOET

with a capacity of roughly 50 seats each. Save for a recent 10-day residency by reformed Vancouver underground legends Slow, the space has been relatively vacant over the last 20 years. Some film and TV projects were filmed there, including Da Vinci’s Inquest, and the rooms were a steakhouse in the 1970s. The ’50s and ’60s saw the space used as a quasi afterhours club that attracted the likes of Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. An antique piano in the room has been played by Sting and Oscar Peterson. The venue’s history could be looked at as both a blessing and a curse, given patrons enter the joint through the same doors that lead to the exotic dancing portion of the building. But a dry run of theatre shows used in a test case in February and March suggested otherwise. “I was so surprised by

that,” Newham said. “I assumed the cliché would be that people wouldn’t want to come in, but I actually think many people want to come in and check this out. They just need a reason to come down here.” Established in 2007, Seven Tyrants Theatre has been a bit nomadic prior to this year. Newham and company had rented theatre spaces across the city before arriving at inevitable cost pressures that ate up too much of the company’s bottom line. A member of the company’s board of directors knows the Penthouse owners, the Filippone family, and the plan was hatched earlier this year. While shows are slated for weekends only throughout the summer, Newham’s expansion plans include five nights’ worth of weekly theatre programming on top of tunes and comedy.

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Doc gives Japanese pop artist her due

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No, you aren’t randomly seeing spots. Polka dots just happen to be Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s motif of choice. Documentary Kusama - Infinity explores Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s (grabbing headlines much like pop artist Andy Warhol at the time) and concludes with the international fame she has finally achieved within the art world. Now in her 80s, Kusama has spent the last 30 years living in a mental institution in Japan. The film explores Kusama’s fierce determination to become a world-renowned artist. May 18 to 23. Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. viff.org

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Expressions Theatre Festival

Granville Island’s Arts Umbrella celebrates gifted young artists with its annual Expressions Theatre Festival. From the whimsical fun of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the frontier hijinks of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, this year’s festival boasts a bevy of beloved theatre classics, re-imaginings and an original new work that highlight such topical themes as self-image, family dynamics and gender roles. Also on deck: Outside In, an original studentcreated work, coupled with the daring Greek tragedy The Phoenician Women, and Missing, a modern interpretation of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. May 17 to 26 The Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St. (Granville Island) artsumbrella.com/events/ expressionstheatre

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Bells and Whistles: Dip Into Summer Patio Party

The team at Bells and Whistles invites friends, neighbours and beer lovers to join them for their Dip into Summer patio party to kick off the restaurant/bar’s first official summer season. The Fraser Street spot will need your help to christen its new heated, wrap-around patio and B&W will be serving up plenty of food and drink specials — including largeformat punchbowls of Pink Sangria — while special guest DJs the Super Amigos provide live entertainment. May 20, 2 to 7 p.m. Bells and Whistles, 3296 Fraser St. bellsandwhistlesyvr.ca

David Byrne – American Utopia Tour

Catch the Vancouver stop on veteran alt-poprocker David Byrne’s tour. The Talking Heads’ frontman continues his prolific solo career with his current album, American Utopia. He’ll play songs from the new album, plus his own back catalogue, as well as some Talking Heads’ hits. A 12-piece band will also join Byrne on stage for a choreographed concert that he has called “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.” May 23, 8 p.m. Queen Elizabeth Theatre. 630 Hamilton St. vancouvercivictheatres.com/events/ david-byrne-may-23-2018/ For more events, go to

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Local YouTubers attract audience of millions Sabrina Furminger

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Some of the most popular entertainers in the world create their work with little more than a laptop and a webcam — and many do so without ever leaving their bedrooms. No, not amateur porn stars — YouTubers, those DIY entertainers who create all manner of videos for YouTube, including makeup tutorials, social commentaries, travel diaries, and narrated game-play. While a certain ilk of viewer might scoff at YouTubers being lumped in with entertainers who have the backing of major studios and broadcasters, the fact remains that YouTubers are an increasingly influential force, especially among millennials. The three YouTubers with the most subscribers account for more than 27 billion views: controversial gamer PewDiePie has garnered 17,765,087,403; comedian and musician Germán Garmendia has logged 3,492,585,815; and

another gamer, ElRubiusOMG, has 6,565,312,000 views, and counting. In 2016, investment bank Piper Jaffrey released its annual survey of 10,000 teens and showed that, for the first time since YouTube’s launch in 2005, youth were consuming more YouTube than cable on a daily basis. For top YouTubers, popularity can translate into an income derived from a combination of ad revenue, branded merchandise, sponsorships, live tours, and book deals (kidfriendly gamer DanTDM is estimated to earn $16.5 million USD per year; Toronto-based YouTuber Lilly “Superwoman” Singh parlayed her superstar status into a sold-out live tour, a documentary and a bestselling book, 2017’s How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life — all from a YouTube channel that began in a bedroom in her parents’ suburban home). YouTubers are influential, which is fine when you’re talking about kid-

Miri Lee’s YouTube channel has garnered more than 54 million views.

friendly YouTubers such as DanTDM and Singh, but it becomes problematic when content creators actively court controversy to attract young viewers. Consider PewDiePie, the world’s most subscribed YouTuber (62 million), who earlier this year visited Japan’s “suicide forest,” Aokigahara, and posted footage of a man who had died by suicide. Closer to home, there’s the still-developing story of Lil Tay, an aggressive, foul-mouthed nine-year-old whose videos find her spew-

ing obscenities, flashing wads of cash and purporting to live like a Kardashian in the Hollywood Hills, but who — according to a flurry of recent media reports — is actually the daughter of Vancouver real estate agent Angela Tian. Lil Tay’s reach? 165,000 subscribers and more than 4.5 million views. And even when they’re popular and producing positive content, YouTubers must contend with misconceptions about their work, according to Miri Lee, the Vancouver-based YouTuber

behind Sylphilharmonic. Lee’s channel has garnered more than 54 million views and 326,000 subscribers. More than 1,000 people launch YouTube channels every day, but few are able to stay the course because making and posting videos on a regular basis is more difficult than they believed it would be, says Lee. “You can lose your motivation,” notes Lee. “I see YouTubers come and go. They’re passionate at some point, and then their passion fizzles down and they don’t do anything for a year, and then they come back and they post a lot. There’s a cycle, and it’s sometimes hard to overcome the cycle. “They should love what they do,” adds Lee. “They have to be crazy about it, or otherwise don’t even go there.” Lee is an award-winning concert pianist. Her channel — which she launched in 2007 and populated with classical music performance videos in order to promote her wedding business —

kicked into high gear in 2011 when she began posting videos wherein she performed her own interpretations of Top 40 hits. Lee’s fans are located all over the world. Her most popular videos have logged more than one million views apiece. Says Lee: “Some classically trained musicians look down on pop songs and have asked me why I’m doing it, and they’ll say it’s a waste of time, but I see them later trying to do what I do, and they’ll ask me, ‘Why is it so hard to get viewers?’” Lee considers her YouTube channel a passion project as opposed to a career (the latter of which she uses to describe her work as an accompanist, teacher, and performer). “I love it when people say, ‘This video really made me feel something,’” says Lee. “Even if I touch just one person and they say, ‘Your video inspired me to pursue piano,’ or, ‘Your video has inspired me to continue with my lessons,’ that’s when I feel most appreciated.”

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Pass It to Bulis

Oh captain, my captain: Four things Canucks could do with the ‘C’ next season Canucks have options with Henrik Sedin’s retirement

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Stick-taps & Glove-drops • I’m dropping the gloves with Elias Pettersson’s left thumb. Pettersson fractured his thumb, ending his World Hockey Championship tournament just as he was starting to get comfortable and contribute. Pettersson will undergo surgery, but shouldn’t miss much, if any, training time this summer.

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When Henrik Sedin retired, the Canucks didn’t just lose their franchise leader in points — they lost their captain. The Canucks need to replace not only Henrik and Daniel Sedin’s point production, but their leadership as well. Neither will be easy. Not only are the twins the best two players in franchise history, they’re two of the best people, whose commitment to the community is just as impressive as their commitment to consistently improving on the ice. In one sense, the captaincy itself doesn’t matter. The players in the room know who the leaders are and a letter on a sweater doesn’t change that. “You don’t need a letter to lead,” said Canucks head coach Travis Green. “For me, you lead in your own way, whether you’re a rookie or 15-year veteran... It comes out in how you practise, how you train in the offseason and how you treat your teammates and how you react in a game where you personally didn’t play that well.” Instead, the captaincy is more of an outward-facing role. The captain is the player who speaks to the referees, talks to the media — even after tough losses when no one wants to face the music — and is a representative of the team in the community. In essence, the captain is a combination of in-the-room leadership and a number of duties that have nothing to do with actually leading a hockey team. So who will be the next captain of the Canucks?

1. Give it to an experienced veteran

Whether it’s a temporary role — think of Roberto Luongo being named captain after Markus Naslund and before Henrik took up the “C” — or a more permanent position, the Canucks could name one of their veterans captain. The longest-serving Canuck is now Alex Edler, and he’s worn an “A” for a few years. He commands a lot of respect in the room, but the issue is that he’s a little too quiet and reserved for an

• A tap of the stick to Mark Scheifele, who has been unreal for the Winnipeg Jets in his first playoff run. As I’m writing this, Scheifele leads the postseason in goal scoring with 12 goals in 14 games. Ever since he was drafted, Bo Horvat has been pegged as the next captain of the Canucks, and for good reason. PHOTO DAN TOULGOET

outward-facing role like the captaincy. Other options would be Brandon Sutter and Erik Gudbranson, both signed for the next three years. Gudbranson was slated to be a future captain in Florida before he was traded to the Canucks.

2. Rotate the captaincy between several players

For their first nine seasons, the Minnesota Wild rotated the captaincy every month among four or five players. The Canucks could take the same approach for a season or two while their young players develop. This would allow both veterans and youth to take on the captaincy at different times. And think of the extra jerseys you could sell with multiple captains! OK, maybe that’s less of a concern.

3. No captain, just alternates

This isn’t that unusual, particularly for younger teams. The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t had a captain since Dion Phaneuf was traded in 2016. The Vegas Golden Knights didn’t need a captain for their impressive inaugural season. The Arizona Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres also went without captains.

The upside is that no one player gets all the pressure of the captaincy on their shoulders, but you don’t have the gimmicky aspect of a rotating captaincy. The Canucks would just need to name a group of alternate captains — a mix of youth and veterans — as their leadership group.

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4. Just give it to Bo Horvat already

Ever since he was drafted, Horvat has been pegged as the next captain of the Canucks, and for good reason. He’s a born leader. He trains hard, leads by example with his effort on the ice, is calm and poised with the media, and never gets either too high or too low. He has the right temperament and maturity to be a captain, even at a young age. Really, he’s not that young. Horvat is 23, much older than when Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews were named captains of their teams. Horvat is ready. Name him the captain.

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Aston Martin dives into submarine business Brendan McAleer

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As a company that’s been underwater for much of its existence — periodically sinking entirely — it is perfectly in character for Aston Martin to build a really fancy submersible. Announced as a partnership with Triton Submarines, a builder of commercial craft, the new luxury machine will be called Project Neptune. As you’d expect, Project Neptune looks like something that could be driven by either James Bond or Ernst Blofeld. Or, alternatively, stolen from Ernst Blofeld by James Bond. It’s got leather seating for three, is finished with carbon-fibre construction, and can dive to 500 metres. Top speed is around six knots, or slower than a really out-of-shape grouper.

Kia Niro EV released with 450 km range

If efficiency seems to be going out of fashion, not to worry. While crossovers are probably the immediate future of motoring, their very construction allows for the extra space needed to haul batteries around. Perhaps the average vehicle is going to get larger and bulkier, but it’s also slightly more likely to be electric. Thus the Kia Niro EV arrives at just the right time. Already available as a hybrid vehicle, the Niro looks nimble enough, and should handle city traffic nicely. The electric version will have plenty of torque, around 200 h.p., and an entirely useful range of 400 kilometres. With an electric version of the Hyundai Kona on the way, Korean manufacturers are poised to hit the sweet spot in the market at just the right time.

Tesla posts losses, celebrates

Covering Tesla as a company is like trying to report on Willy Wonka’s factory for Chocolate Bar Industry Weekly. You’re aware of what normally works for a company — sell stuff, make profits — but a certain amount of wacky nonsense always seems to be pushing things along. This quarter, Tesla reported a $710 million loss, which would normally be bad. If I lost $710 million dollars, I’d be a bit sad. However, because Tesla analysts had been expecting even more of a loss, and because production of the Model 3 hit 2,270 in the last week of April, no one seemed particularly bothered. Then, during a conference call a week ago Wednesday, Elon Musk refused to answer a couple of questions on the company’s capital requirements, calling them “boring.” The stock price promptly dropped, and again there seemed to be plenty of otherwise rational people who didn’t see a problem. At this point, we are about two months away from Oompa Loompas showing up to build the Model 3. Or something weirder.

Royal couple gifted with 3,000 pound baby

According to the interwebs, all the tabloids are obsessed with the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Your humble author adds his congratulations, and advises that neither expect to become King and Queen any time soon, as Elizabeth II looks set to live into her late 300s at least. Mini, being a sort of British company with German roots (cough House of Ha-

nover cough), has prepared a lovely gift for the happy couple in the form of a car neither one of them would ever drive: a Mini Cooper with a blended Union Jack and U.S. Flag on the roof. It also projects “Just Married” onto the ground when you open the doors which is a bit... Essex. Anyway, the Mini will be auctioned off immediately after the royal

wedding, with the proceeds going to a children’s charity. Nobby obliged or however you say it. I’m faintly reminded that Princess Di was given a basic Ford Escort by ol’ Big Ears (to make her relatable to the commoners, you know), but then she swapped it for an Escort RS Turbo. Handbrake turns on Buckingham’s front lawn, innit?

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▲0% APR Purchase Financing is available on select new 2017, 2018 Mazda models. Excluded on 2017 MX-5 RF, 2018 MX-5 and CX-9, 2019 CX-3 models. Based on a representative agreement using an offered pricing of $17,695 for the new 2018 Mazda3 GX (D4XK68AA00), with a financed amount of $18,000 the cost of borrowing for a 72-month term is $0, monthly payment is $250, total finance obligation is $18,000. Offer includes freight and P.D.E. of $1,695 and $100 air conditioning charge (where applicable). Offer excludes PST/GST/HST. ▼Signing Bonus is available to qualifying retail customers who cash purchase/finance/lease a new, in-stock 2017, 2018, 2019 Mazda model from an authorized Mazda dealer in BC, AB, SK, MB between May 1 – 31, 2018. Signing Bonus offer value of $350 for 2018 Mazda3, Mazda3 Sport, 2018 & 2019 CX-3; $425 for 2017 Mazda5, 2017 & 2018 CX-5; $750 for 2017 & 2018 Mazda6, 2018 CX-9; $1,000 on 2017 & 2018 MX-5, MX-5 RF. Customer can substitute for an equivalent cash discount. Cash discount substitute applied before taxes. Signing Bonus will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. †Based on a representative example using a finance price of $38,420/$22,815/$27,920/$17,220 for the 2018 CX-9 GS (QVSM88AA00)/2019 CX-3 GX (HVXK69AA00)/2018 CX-5 GX (NVXK68AA00)/2018 Mazda3 GX (D4XK68AA00) at a rate of 3.5%/3.49%/3.35%/0.99% APR, the cost of borrowing for an 84-month term is $4,954/$2,933/$3,440/$611 weekly payment is $119/$71/$86/$49, total finance obligation is $43,374/$25,748/$31,360/$17,831. Taxes are extra and required at the time of purchase. All prices include $25 new tire charge, $100 a/c charge where applicable, freight & PDI of $1,695/$1,895 for Mazda3/CX-3, CX-5, CX-9. As shown, price for 2018 Mazda3 GT (D4TL68AA00)/2019 CX-3 GT (HVTK89AA00)/2018 CX-5 GT (NXTL88AA00)/2018 CX-9 GT (QXTM88AA00) is $26,220/$33,115/ $37,420/$49,620. PPSA, licence, insurance, taxes, down payment (or equivalent trade-in) are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Lease and Finance on approved credit for qualified customers only. Unless otherwise stated herein, offers valid May 1 – 31, 2018 while supplies last. Prices and rates subject to change without notice. Visit mazda.ca or see your dealer for complete details. *To learn more about the Mazda Unlimited Warranty, go to mazdaunlimited.ca.


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VANCOUVER 2727 E 12TH AVENUE

DOOR CRASHER ITEMS ARE OFFERED FOR ONE DAY ONLY. WHILE QUANTITIES LAST. LIMIT OF 1 PER CUSTOMER.

THURSDAY

mers* First 50 custo

69

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99

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was $79.99

Komelon 25' Self-Lock Tape Measure, 2-Pack

834039

20

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*Limit of 1 Savings Card per customer.

SAVIN

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Bear Chair – Pine Muskoka Kit

773096

*Limit of 2 Chairs per customer.

Plus save the tax§

20

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Greenworks 24-Volt String Trimmer and Axial Blower Combo Kit PLUS GET A

876162

*Limit of 1 Savings Card per customer.

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100

$

SAVIN

$ 99

$ 99

15Kg BioMax Manure Compost 664190 15Kg Cattle/Steer Manure 664185

1-Quart Rio Dipladenia

*Limit of 1 Savings Card per customer.

With the purc GS CARD hase of item 876162

PLUS, GIVEAWAYS ALL WEEKEND! Local News, Local Matters

PLUS GET A

25

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278680

*Limit of 1 Savings Card per customer.

SAVING

S CARD When you spend 664190 or $25 on items 664185

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SAVIN

SEE ONLINE FOR STORE HOURS ^Limit 1 per household. Proof of address required.

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

14KG. STA-GREEN LAWN FERTILIZER

SYLVANIA A19 LED 60-WATT LIGHT BULB

LOWE'S $25 GIFT CARD

LOWE’S WATER BOTTLE

FREE

FREE Value $4.99 First 1,000 customers

FREE

First 150 customers

20

PLUS GET A

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GS CA When you buy 5 of item RD 278680

THURSDAY

Value $24.99 First 150 customers

Local News, Local Matters

5

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169

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mers* First 200 custo

mers* First 75 custo

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MONDAY

SUNDAY

mers* First 50 custo

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SATURDAY

FRIDAY

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7 DAYS!

ON THOUSANDS OF ITEMS Excludes Major Appliances, Weber, Broil King, Traeger, Kamado Joe, Napoleon, Nest, Ring, Lutron Caseta, Clearance, gift cards, all services, all previous sales and price match guarantee. Other exclusions apply. See in-store for details.

See online for Holiday Garden Centre hours

SAVE 10%

PLUS, GIVEAWAYS ALL WEEKEND!

Plus save the tax§

ON ALL IN-STOCK CLASSIC ALUMINUM RAIL

SAVE $500 Plus save the tax§

1999

$

Prescott 6-Piece Conversation Dining Set with Sunbrella Fabric 697558 Set includes 2 chairs, sofa, 2 ottomans and table. Toss pillows sold separately.

399

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was $799

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BATTERY

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WARRANTY ASSEMBLY

mulching and rear bagging capabilities; 13" trimmer; Axial blower: air flow speeds up to 100 MPH 350 CFM 876366

SAVE 1

1

$ 99

15 ON ALL INSTALL SAVE

per sq. ft.

was $2.99

Stainmaster 4mm/6" x 36" Driftwood Oak Locking Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring Sold in 22.79 sq. ft. cartons 473512

was $1499

Premier 25L Triple Mix

Heartland 12' x 8' Stratford Wood Storage Building

Ideal for gardens and lawns 266611

5'4"W x 5'10-1⁄4 H door 437509

Content not included.

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Plus save the tax§

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was $3.99

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$ 99

VOLT

16"

Kobalt 16" 40-Volt Lawn Mower, String Trimmer and Axial Blower Combo Kit Mower: 2-in-1

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SAVE 42%

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229

$

was $279

American Standard Edgemere Dual-Flush Elongated Toilet 1026069

Plus save the tax§

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$ 99 SAVE

15%

ON ALL INSTALL

was $13.79

Miracle-Gro® 60.5L All-Purpose Potting Mix

For indoor and outdoor use 68468

^

SEE ONLINE FOR STORE HOURS

^Limit 1 per household. Proof of address required.

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

14KG. STA-GREEN LAWN FERTILIZER

SYLVANIA A19 LED-60-WATT LIGHT BULB

FREE

was $2499

SAVE $400

GRAND OPENING!

IN-STORE AND ONLINE

MAY LONG WEEKEND

FREE

Value $24.99 First 150 customers

Value $4.99 First 1,000 customers

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

LOWE’S $25 GIFT CARD

LOWE’S WATER BOTTLE

FREE

First 150 customers

FREE First 100 customers


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GRAND OPENING! PLUS, LOTS MORE! SATURDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY MAY 19 10AM

MAY 19 9AM -1 PM

MAY 18 3PM - 7PM

HOST : ARRAN HENN

HOST : CHRIS PALLISER & FLIPOUT

FILL OUT A BALLOT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $250 LOWE’S GIFT CARD OR A SMALL APPLIANCE.

FILL OUT A BALLOT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $250 LOWE’S GIFT CARD OR A SMALL APPLIANCE.

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP SEE DETAILS IN-STORE

ALL WEEKEND, FILL OUT A BALLOT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN 1 OF 4 GREAT PRIZES.

CHAR-BROIL TRU-INFRAREDTM 3-BURNER PROPANE GAS GRILL (#606680) Approx. value $599

DYSON BALL ANIMAL UPRIGHT VACUUM (#852703) Approx. value $599

NEST SECURITY CAMERA (#673315) Approx. value $249

NEST THERMOSTAT

(#696264) Approx. value $329

MONDAY

MAY 28 12PM - 2PM

VIP CONTRACTOR EVENT

ENTER TO WIN 1 OF 3 $250 LOWE’S GIFT CARDS. DRAW WILL BE HELD DURING THE EVENT. PLUS, FILL OUT A BALLOT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN 1 OF 4 TOOLS

ASK FOR

WHEN YOU USE YOUR LOWE’S BUSINESS CREDIT CARD† OR CONTRACTOR REWARDS PROGRAM CARD††

VALID IN VANCOUVER STORE ONLY. MAY 24 - MAY 30, 2018. † The use of Lowe’s Business Account or Lowe’s Accounts Receivable are subject to credit approval by Synchrony Financial Canada. †† Must present a valid Lowe’s Contractor Rewards Program Card. Exclusions apply. See in-store for details.

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