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Dix to appear at riding debate CLARK A NO SHOW AT TWO ALL-CANDIDATES EVENTS ANDREW FLEMING Staff writer

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ollowing leadership debates broadcast on television Monday night and radio last Friday, only NDP leader Adrian Dix is scheduled to appear at an all-candidates debate in Vancouver during the provincial election campaign. Green Party leader Jane Sterk and B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins are both running in ridings outside

Vancouver. Liberal Premier Christy Clark, running for reelection in Vancouver-Point Grey, is opting to avoid all-candidates meetings altogether. Clark drew criticism last week for being a no-show at an all-candidates debate in her home riding. Former Liberal party president Andrew Wilkinson, the candidate for neighbouring Vancouver-Quilchena, instead represented the premier at the April 25 event hosted by UBC’s Alma Mater Society at Saint James Hall. See ALL on page 4

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he Vancouver School Board will hire a community engagement coordinator and maintain Continuing Education for another year. Those were two of the budget decisions reached late Monday night at the board’s final budget meeting. One of the most contentious items during budget consultations this year, the additional new communications worker would be tasked with marketing the public school system to try to increase enrolment. Its $120,000 annual cost was to be divided between $80,000 for salary and benefits and $40,000 for supplies. But Mike Lombardi, Vision Vancouver vice chair of the board, proposed that $20,000 of the supply budget be redirected to grants for programs that support vulnerable children on school closure days and his motion passed. The board also agreed to extend Continuing Education for another year to give the money-losing program more time to revamp and increase its revenue. Changes made to the program and its marketing last year appear to have improved its bottom line. The program’s projected budget shortfall for 2012-2013 is $196,155, an improvement from $366,505 in 2011-2012. In other moves, the board voted to cut four teachers instead of eight after an amendment proposed by Lombardi. NPA trustee Fraser Ballantyne’s motion to maintain all eight positions was supported only by his party colleagues, Ken Denike and Sophia Woo. The four lost teacher positions will be in addition to the 38 teachers the district expects to lay off as a result of declining enrolment. On the recommendation of Vision board chair Patti Bacchus, the district will make restoring more teachers a priority if the district finds itself in a better financial position in June. See PARENTS on page 4

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STATE OF THE ARTS: WHAT’S UP DOXA? BY CHERYL ROSSI Father Figures, April Butler’s documentary film about her elderly dad’s relationship with a 23-year-old Filipino he met online, premieres at the DOXA Film Documentary Festival.

ASTORINO’S PROJECTION BY CHERYL ROSSI Brittania community centre hopes its one-year lease of a doomed Commercial Drive ballroom will provide a stable community base.

12TH & CAMBIE: COP DROP

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An annual survey shows citizen and business faith in the Vancouver Police Department fell last year. Why it happened is not certain.

OPINION SO POLITICAL BY FIONA HUGHES In a political environment in which every personal gaffe or miscue can be dug up and publicized, would any of us survive as candidates?

ENTERTAINMENT BECAUSE THE BIBLE TOLD ME SO BY JO LEDINGHAM Pacific Theatre’s How to Write a New Book for the Bible explores the relationship between a mother and son, with biblical undertones.

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P26: KUDOS & KVETCHES: CANUCKS PLAYOFF HAIKU Videos of K&K’s annual Haiku Night in Canada Canucks playoff haiku series.

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All-candidatesdebatesheatingup He had previously been turned away as Clark’s fill-in at another all-candidates debate in April. Dix, meanwhile, is scheduled to appear at an all-candidates debate in his home riding, Vancouver-Kensington, on Thursday (May 2) beginning at 7 p.m. at Collingwood Neighbourhood House. Marjorie Cohen, a political science professor at Simon Fraser University, said it’s not unusual for incumbent premiers to skip debates in their ridings. She said Clark would have taken a risk taking on the NDP’s David Eby, whom she beat by only 564 votes in the 2011 byelection, and the other main party candidates. “Often a sitting premier will not debate anyone other than the leaders of the opposition, so in this she is following what many have done before her,” Cohen told the Courier. “The risk for her now is that the undecided voters may take offence and feel she is taking the riding for granted. I guess Christy Clark has determined that she has more to lose from the riding debate than she has to gain, and she may be right. She’s the seasoned politician and Eby is the novice — she’d have to demolish him to win anything much, and he’s not a pushover.” Dix, who won 16 per cent more votes than Liberal runner-up Liberal Bill Yuen in the last election, will face off against new Liberal challenger Gurjit Dhillon, a recruiting coordinator for the RCMP running for office for the first time, as well as Green party candidate and fellow political newcomer Gregory Esau. Derrick Harder, a volunteer for NDP candidate Gabriel Yiu’s campaign in VancouverFraserview, points out that riding debates, unlike party leader debates, depend largely on community groups to organize events and invite candidates to attend. “We don’t set them up ourselves,” said Harder. ”It’s really up to folks in the community to organize and put it together and if nobody does, there is simply no debate.

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An all-candidates debate held at Magee secondary Tuesday morning included (l-r) Damian Kettlewell of the Green Party, B.C. Conservative Bill Clarke, the NDP’s Matt Toner and B.C. Liberal Andrew Wilkinson. It’s up to us to make ourselves available or not, as the case may be. There’s only one so far that we’ve been invited to, so I’m hoping there will be more.” Yiu will debate Suzanne Anton (Liberal) and Stuart Mackinnon (Green) on seniors’ issues today at the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, 3076 East 49th Ave., starting at 7 p.m. Other upcoming candidates’ events include a multi-party forum on climate and

energy policies today (May 1) at the HiVE beginning at 7 p.m. at 128 W. Hastings St. Wilkinson will once again represent the ruling party at the debate, which will include NDP Vancouver-False Creek candidate Matt Toner, Vancouver-Mount Pleasant Green candidate Barinder Hans and VancouverPoint Grey Conservative hopeful Duane Nickull. An event is also scheduled for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant candidates tomorrow

tonight (May 2) starting at 7 p.m. at the Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre (920 East Hastings St.) starting at 6:30 p.m. A “meet the candidates” event for Vancouver-Fairview takes place May 2 at The Terraces, 1570 West Seventh Ave., with Liberal incumbent Margaret MacDiarmid, the NDP’s George Heyman and Green candidate Matthew Pedley at 2:30 p.m. afleming@vancourier.com twitter.com/flematic

Parents complain of partisan politics atVSB budget meeting CONTINUED from page 1 The board will reduce its facilities maintenance staff by two positions instead of four, an amendment recommended by COPE trustee Allan Wong. Trustees also decided to reduce the number of youth and family workers by two, rather than eight, as recommended by district management in the preliminary budget and six in the revised budget, as moved by Vision trustee Cherie Payne. Woo had wanted to retain six workers. Trustees also voted to fund two of four substance use prevention workers that were previously funded by the federal government. Denike favoured funding four positions. The Barn at John Oliver secondary will be shuttered to save $45,940 annually much to the chagrin of Denike who said this move would hurt the Digital Immersion Mini

School that operates out of the building. Ballantyne argued the board shouldn’t add a principal to the district’s International Education program, but additions to the program were approved. Parents were pleased with some of the decisions, according to District Parent Advisory Council chair Colin Redfern. “We gained teachers back, we gained trades back, we gained youth and family workers back,” he said. “The disappointment I have, beyond the cuts in general, is the partisan politics I saw at the board tonight.” Redfern said he favoured motions forwarded by NPA trustees about funding more SACY workers, retaining The Barn at JO and making International Education pay for its administrator out of its budget rather than the general kindergarten to Grade 12 budget.

“It appears to me that if you’re a parent or teacher and your recommendations are picked up by the NPA, they will not go ahead,” he said. The Vancouver School Board faces an estimated funding shortfall of more than $7 million and is required to submit a balanced budget to the province. Trustees passed a restoration budget Monday night that the board will submit to the province alongside the balanced budget. The restoration budget contends the district would need an additional $41 million to restore the same level of service that it offered students a decade ago. The board also forwarded plans to review the inner city schools program and to increase the number of child care spaces in elementary schools. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi


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news City worker alleges privacy breach COMMUNITY CENTRE ASSOCIATION REP DESCRIBES HERSELF AS ‘MOLE’ BOB MACKIN Contributing writer

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Vancouver civic worker is accusing city hall and the head of a group representing community centre associations with breaching his privacy. Milan Kljajic, who is also the president of the Kensington Community Centre Association, alleged in an April 25 letter by lawyer Dean Davison that Grandview Community Centre Association, its president Kate Perkins and the Association Presidents Group which she chairs breached the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Personal Information Protection Act. Kljajic is also questioning whose side Perkins is on. At issue is a Dec. 3, 2012 email exchange between Perkins and David Sexton, the Renfrew Community Centre Association president, under

the subject “Our friend Milan.” The email was copied to the “kccapresident@gmail.com” account of Stephen ElliottBuckley, Kljajic’s predecessor. A 1:27 p.m. message attributed to Perkins said: “I just saw (as I sit as Penny’s mole) that Milan also works for the City — must be in sanitation with Alex.” A 1:44 p.m. message attributed to Perkins listed Kljajic’s City of Vancouver email address and said “he’s a truck driver for the city.” Penny is believed to be city manager Penny Ballem. Neither Perkins nor Ballem have responded to requests for comment. The allegations are unproven. Davison’sletterclaimedthat Perkins accessed Kljajic’s personal information via her civic employment. The title column on the publicly available Quick Find directory reads “cart warehouse” on Kljajic’s entry. The internal staff directory, however, shows Kljajic’s title as “Truck Driver I.”

Perkins, Davison’s letter said, “appears to also be a city employee and was so at the relevant time, as her public, online profile indicates that she worked for the city in 2012. Additionally, Perkins was and is a member of the Board of Directors of Trout Lake and is the representative of the APG.” Perkins’ LinkedIn profile lists her as the “conduit between Park Board/COV and 23 Vancouver Community Centres.” She was the City of Vancouver coordinator for Pride 2012 and, for five months in 2011, community outreach coordinator for the civic election office. Davison demanded an immediateresponsefromthecity, Grandview (aka Trout Lake), Perkins and the APG “outlining their involvement, knowledge, and direction of the obvious breach of privacy.” Davison also wants to know what corrective actions will be taken to prevent a repeat breach.

“I can’t comment on the situation with the privacy breach or with my employer and/or my union but I can say that I am well represented with CUPE 1004 chief steward Alex Bruse and a high ranking steward,” Kljajic said in an emailed statement. “My union will be investigating this ongoing situation.” Kljajic opposes the city’s plan to centralize control of the 23 community centres

and redistribute revenues to so-called “have not” community centres. His attempt to speak at the Feb. 27 park board meeting was thwarted when he was warned by the city human resources department that he risked violating the code of conduct. The code allows employees to engage in political activity, “so long as it does not impair, or is not perceived as impairing, the

employee’s ability to perform his or her duties in a politically impartial manner.” Opponents of the centralization are crying foul over the April 18 Kitsilano Community Centre Association annual general meeting. They claim the meeting was hijacked by those sympathetic with the centralization plan. 2010goldrush@gmail.com twitter.com/bobmackin

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news Astorino’s gets some SASSy tenants SAFE AMPLIFICATION SITE SOCIETY MOVES INTO DEFUNCT EAST SIDE BALLROOM CHERYL ROSSI Staff writer

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he Safe Amplification Site Society celebrated its new part-time home Saturday night with a grand opening and fundraiser. The non-profit organization that promotes all-ages music events followed up the concert at the defunct Astorino’s Ballroom with an afternoon show Sunday. The shows were the latest in a series of arts and non-profit events occurring in past months at the venue, which is slated for redevelopment, and the start of what Britannia Community Services Centre and its partners hope will be a community site for at least a year. “We would like to have a one-year lease to be able to at least plan and provide some stability,” saidCynthiaLow,executivedirectorofBritannia communitycentre.BritanniaisoperatingAstorino’s with a month-to-month rental agreement and hopes to create a viable business model. Mere steps outside the Britannia community centre last week, the Courier spotted a boy wear-

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Astorino’s Ballroom, at the corner of Commercial Drive and Venables Street, will be the part-time home for a non-profit group that promotes all ages music events. ing a T-shirt that read “create not curate.” Low espoused the same vision. “At a time when the city is really investing in arts and culture infrastructure, particularly for large infrastructure, we recently heard the announcement about the [Vancouver] Art Gallery and the commitment that the city has made,” Low said. “We also need to remember not only are our citizens spectators and viewers and consumers of cultural industries, but we also have to be creators, players, movers and incubators of

local arts initiatives that complete the continuum of arts and culture in our city.” Britannia contacted Astorino’s landowner when it learned the venue on Venables at Commercial Drive that hosted weddings, baptisms and bingo for 29 years faced eventual demolition and asked if the community centre could use the space before it’s pulled down. “Britannia is a community centre that was built in the ’70s and we are really bursting at the seams,” Low said. “We don’t have room for

programming space so we were looking for opportunities to be able to provide a level of service that the community expected and needed.” She contends a community centre’s role extendsbeyondmereprogramming.“Ithasalways been Britannia’s philosophy and principle to really tap into the inspiration and the potential of our local citizens,” Low said. Britannia previously helped establish the East Van Kickstand volunteer-run community bike space in the basement of Astorino’s. The community centre put a call out for groups to operate at Astorino’s. It has tentatively lined up SASS, Calypso Hut B.C. Trinidad and Tobago cultural society, Groundswell, which promotes grassroots economic alternatives, and the Turkish Canadian Society to share use of the main floor and contribute to rent and “sweat equity.” Low said a committee worked with the city for five months to secure permits for the “popup community centre.” Shewantsthecitytoreviewitspermittingand land use policies to make it easier for non-profits and growing community groups to use unused spaces in their neighbourhoods. “We do have a lot of empty spaces in the city and really to be able to use those spaces for community good would be phenomenal for the vibrancy of the city,” Low said. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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popular homeless man found dead behind a Marpole dollar store in December 2012 died of “undetermined causes,” according to a coroner’s report obtained by the Courier. Claire Thompson of the B.C. Coroners Service said in her report that she couldn’t conclusively say how 49-year-old Rick Hofs died but suggested he may have suffered a seizure. Five days before his death, Hofs was admitted to hospital after suffering a seizure and was “managed with anti-seizure medication” before he subsequently left the hospital against medical advice. The report said Hofs had a known history of chronic alcohol abuse and was found next to an empty bottle of vodka. He was dressed in multiple layers of clothing and a hospital bracelet was on his wrist. A toxicology analysis, however, detected a “low concentration of alcohol” in Hofs’ body. No prescribed medications or illicit drugs were detected. “Due to Mr. Hofs known history of frequent alcohol withdrawal seizures, it is possible that an unwitnessed seizure event occurred resulting in death,” said Thompson, adding that an irregular heart beat and hypothermia remain possible causes of death. Thompson noted hypothermia is frequently complicated by drinking alcohol because booze increases blood flow to the body’s skin and extremities, making an individual feel warm while at the same time increasing heat loss. Temperatures in Vancouver were between 2.4 and 5.6 Celsius when Hofs was discovered Dec. 27 in a loading bay behind Amy’s LoonieToonie Town on the northeast corner of 70th

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Rick Hofs, seen here with his dog Bandit about four years ago, died of “undetermined causes” Dec. 27, 2012 behind a Marpole dollar store. and Granville. Vancouver police ruled out foul play after no obvious trauma or injury was observed. Video from a surveillance camera pointed in the general vicinity of where Hofs was sleeping revealed another person in the area. “There was one individual noted as coming and going in the early morning hours on Dec. 27, who had also reportedly been residing in close proximity to Mr. Hofs,” the report said. “Nothing suspicious was observed in the video regarding the individual or in the general area in the hours preceding Mr. Hofs’ death.” A postmortem exam of Hofs’ body revealed a fatty liver, a condition commonly associated with alcohol use, taking certain medications

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and obesity. After his death, friends of Hofs told the Courier Hofs was frail and relied on a walker to get around in the weeks before his death. Many believed Hofs’ decline was exacerbated by the loss of his pit bull cross, Bandit, four years ago. Somebody stole the dog and despite a search effort by friends the animal was never found. In January, Hofs’ sister Louise Wilson, with the help of her brother’s friends,hosteda memorial for Hofs at Marpole Place on 70th Avenue.

About 80 people attended, including Wilson’s two adult daughters, single moms, seniors, the homeless, young kids, the disabled, a letter carrier, a pastor and the owner of the dollar store. Friends paid tribute to Hofs in words and song. Wilson left the ceremony saying she felt humbled by the turnout and the warmth of her brother’s friends. She and her brother lost touch more than a decade ago after Hofs, who was a skilled carpenter, said he was going to Vancouver and he would call Wilson. He used to call her on her birthday but those calls stopped. The Courier contacted Wilson at her home Monday. She received a copy of the coroner’s report but said she hadn’t read it. “I haven’t opened it and I don’t think I’m quite ready for that yet,” she said. The B.C. Coroners Service released a report last fall showing 168 homeless people died in the province between 2007 and 2010. Of those 168 deaths, 45 occurred in Vancouver, the highest in the province, with Victoria (25) and Surrey (15) rounding out the top three cities. No statistics for 2011 and 2012 were available. A City of Vancouver homeless count conducted in 2012 found that more than 1,600 people were considered homeless in the city. Full details of a count done in March of this year will be put together in a report that will go before city council in May. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com\Howellings

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Apparently, some Vancouver businesses don’t like the service of the Vancouver Police Department as much as they used to. That’s according to an annual survey conducted by NRG Research Group for the department that found “business satisfaction” for 2012 was at 78 per cent. Which is not bad. But that satisfaction level is down from

90 per cent in 2011. Why? That’s a question one of the members of the research group attempted to provide insight into when she recently appeared before the Vancouver Police Board. “Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to why this has gone down,” said research consultant Kim Scott. The decline has left Police Chief Jim Chu and his deputy chiefs scratching their heads. So they’ve decided to get the VPD’s business liaison officer to investigate and supply more feedback. “You can’t hit 50 home runs every year,” said Chu, noting he suspects response times and more police presence could be reasons for the dissatisfaction. Chu was quick to point out that 85 per cent of residents

polled in the survey were satisfied with the level of service the VPD provided in 2012. Every year, the VPD contracts NRG research group to assess the satisfaction of businesses and residents with police. The sample size included 800 residents and 400 businesses. The survey asked residents to provide a single recommendation to the VPD to improve service. The most frequent suggestion, which has been consistent in previous surveys, was to increase the presence and visibility of police in neighbourhoods. Second to that was for the VPD to increase its “transparency,” meaning releasing more information to the public. As for how people get their news about the VPD, the hardworking crew at the Courier is happy to report 32 per cent of

respondents across the city say they read it in this paper. That was higher than The Westender, Globe and Mail and The Province. Note to readers: We also have vancourier.com where many stories — policerelated and others — that you don’t see in the print version of the paper are posted online on a daily basis.

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Police contacts with mentally ill persons continue to consume significant police resources. That’s a line right out of Police Chief Jim Chu’s intro to the Vancouver Police Depart-

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in the city. To that end, he said, the health agency’s Assertive Community Treatment program, which took in 21 people in 2012, will be expanded to have three full-time teams this year. And then there’s this: “The VPD will advocate for more mental health resources at the national level, to both the federal government and police leaders across Canada.” Chu, it would appear, might have more pull than other chiefsacrossthecountryonthis topic since he happens to be the president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings


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f B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix wins the May 14 election, there’s going to be a lot more arguments over the finer points. There’ll be a lot less grandiose visioning and a lot more restating of questions to terms more favourable to the person answering them. There’ll be a lot more citing of statistics to the second decimal point. And a lot more stern lectures about high-concept policies. He came off in the televised leaders’ debate as a detail guy, almost baffled at times by Premier Christy Clark’s propensity to wing it. Clark handled the 90-minute showdown with Dix, B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins and B.C. Green leader Jane Sterk fairly well. She took it to Dix wherever possible, and painted the “stark choice” with as broad a brush as possible. He’s a big-government, tax-loving debt hog who says no to everything and wants to take money from kids’ RESPs, by her reckoning. However accurate that cartoon outline is, it’s unlikely to change the outcome of the May 14 election by much. Midway through the evening, it started to look like a preview of how Opposition leader Christy Clark would be holding Premier Dix to account — on the uncertain assumption that she wins her Vancouver-Point Grey seat. Sterk, meanwhile, fared well by sticking to the mildest points of the Green manifesto and making only passing reference to the more outlandish elements — like jacking the carbon tax sky-high. Cummins, who looked surprisingly unsteady given his 19 years in the House of Commons meat grinder, blew most of his credibility by insisting that — despite jettisoning a string of nominees for an assortment of stupid, vulgar or inopportune remarks — “our candidate screening is second to none.” (Memo to the leader: When “the Google” shows results, there’s usually more than one page.) His best line was off the top. “Look, everyone knows the Liberals can’t win this election. So you’ve probably tuned in to see what Adrian Dix will look like as premier.” On that perfectly valid note, what Dix looked like was someone with a lot of negatives churning in the back of his mind when he thinks about Clark, who was grimly trying to stay positive. Asked about the NDP’s record of saying no to just about every major resource project that comes down the pike, he tried the old dodge of saying it’s not a choice between the economy and the environment. (Most of the time, yes, it is.) Then he cited his yes to liquefied natural gas, yes to forestry (but no to log exports), and yes to mining, film production and tourism (but not on Jumbo Glacier). It was Sterk who goaded him back to no, by quizzing him on his pipeline-tanker move. After ducking the issue for a year, Dix last week rejected the idea of turning Vancouver into an oil port, which means rejecting the Kinder Morgan pipeline plan in its present form. He told Sterk most people don’t want a nine-fold increase in tankers. “My clear position is that tanker traffic doesn’t make sense.” There were a few compelling moments when Dix tried, as gingerly as possible, to call BS on the premier. When Clark attacked him for not costing his platform, he protested “your claims are not true.” When she raised the RESP repudiation, he said Liberals are running Chinese-language ads accusing him of stealing money from kids. “Nothing could be further from the truth. Every penny of that money will be spent on kids.” When she cited varying NDP stands on LNG, he responded: “What the premier is saying is not true, and the premier knows it.” After she attacked the NDP’s curious Kinder Morgan stand, he said: “I know it’s in the script, but we’ve answered it twice already. I think it’s a little rich to talk about consistency here.” Later, he took her on directly: “Let’s discuss accountability in its most basic form. What bond-rating agency has confirmed … your repeated contention that you’re running a balanced budget?” Clark came up with a selective partial quote, which prompted Dix to dismiss her “fact-free campaign.” “None of the rating agencies, not a single one, says what you’ve repeatedly said they’ve said.” By that point, it was like watching your parents argue in the kitchen. lleyne@timescolonist.com

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Would your personal history pass muster in politics?

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e’ve all done it apparently. Purposely running a red light that is. I’m talking, of course, about B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark’s regrettable decision to run a red light very early one morning after being egged on by her 11-yearold son. The illegal manoeuvre was included in reporter Jonathan Fowlie’s lengthy profile piece in Saturday’s Vancouver Sun. Most everybody agrees Clark made a mistake, given she let an 11-year-old tell her what to do while having a reporter in the car to witness it all. For a smart person, that was a profoundly dumb move. What surprises me about this story, however, is the collective “we’ve all done it” reaction to running a red light when no one is around (albeit with no reporter and hopefully no children in the car). Not to be self-righteous, but I’ve never done that. It’s one of those things I just can’t do — at least not in my car. On my bike, sure. I have, however, done many other questionable things, which I’ll get to in a moment. Clark will struggle but get past the now infamous red light decision, but what if a first-time candidate had made the same boneheaded mistake with a reporter in the car? Given the recent spate of turfed candidates from the B.C. Conservatives, one from the B.C. NDP and an earlier resignation from a B.C. Liberal candidate in Surrey, would such an incident lead to a party firing a candidate? Yes. There are rules for wannabe politicians and a different set for incumbents. If I wanted to take a stab at politics, I wonder if there is anything in my digital past and present that could surface to haunt me. Few people are squeaky clean. Myself included. I’ve been inebriated in public, I’ve inhaled and injested questionable substances, I got behind the wheel once when I probably shouldn’t have, I’ve streaked in public (it was a beach on Pender Island and only my friends were present except for that large B.C. Ferry passing by), I’ve skinny dipped in a lake where public swimming is prohibited, I attended a Ted Nugent concert, I’ve let my kids hear me curse (“No, honey, I said duck.”), I’ve lied to my kids, I once voted for Brian Mulroney. I’ve long stopped doing such things (except for accidentally cursing in front of my kids) and wish my younger self could have been wiser and wasted fewer days suffering from hangovers. They’re just not worth it, kids. Trust me on this one. Facebook didn’t exist when I was in university or when I lived abroad for four years, but cameras did. I’ve been “tagged” in old pics that friends have scanned and posted to the social networking site. They’re all cringeworthy, but so far nothing too embarrassing except for some questionable hairstyles. Hardly political career killing. While I can’t control what I’ve done in the past, I can control what I write in the present. I like to employ what seems to be an underused technique called “self-editing.” Apparently, Rob Herbert, the turfed Conservative candidate for Vancouver-West End is clueless on this front and somehow missed the gazillion media stories about the viral impact of anything posted on the Internet. Herbert used the word “bitch” when talking about Clark and Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin on his Facebook page and Twitter account. In an interview with the Vancouver Sun during which he apologized, he said: “You think it’s like speaking to someone in your living room, but you don’t realize that there is a global audience.” Is he 12? Ian Toothill, also a recently turfed Conservative candidate in Vancouver, obviously didn’t realize he broke Godwin’s law when during a Twitter exchange, he tweeted, “Who’s really to blame? Hitler or the people who acted on his words?” Godwin’s Law, better known as the Rule of Nazi Analogies, is an assertion by American lawyer Mike Godwin that “given enough time in any online discussion — regardless of topic or scope — someone inevitably makes a comparison to Hitler or the Nazis.” The third tossed Tory is North Van’s Jeff Sprague who is in the midst of a drunk-driving investigation. Again, if you’re already in power these incidents would not lead to a dismissal. They would require a simple mea culpa. Is this fair? I have no idea. What I found more than strange were the narrow-minded comments former NDP Kelowna Mission candidate Dayleen van Ryswik made a few years ago about First Nations and French Canadians. Why was she even an NDPer to begin with is a mystery given she said: “Seems the only group of people universally hated around the world other than the Americans are the french and FRENCH CANADIANS…the bigots are the french and not us…. I’m getting so sick of having french stuffed down my throat…this isn’t Quebec…it’s western Canada…we speak english here….” Hardly touch feely, bleeding heart left winger stuff. More Tory-esque really. How did the NDP miss this one? Fhughes@vancourier.com Twitter.com/HughesFiona

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MORE FUNDING NEEDED FOR SOUTH VANSENIORSCENTRE

To the editor: Re: “$$ for seniors centre,” Central Park - April 17. The $1.3 million that the Liberals gave to the City of Vancouver for the long awaited seniors centre in South Vancouver may be worse than useless. The cost estimate for the centre three years ago was $500 per square foot. Labour and materials have not decreased and we now estimate costs between $7.5 and $8 million. Based on a 15-year campaign by seniors in South Vancouver, the city committed $2.5 million towards the centre’s construction as long as it is matched by the province and the federal governments. The $1.3 million province contribution, even if matched by the feds, will leave the funding $2.4 to $2.9 million short, a recipe for yet another lengthy delay. I am calling on the provincial government to increase its funding to an acceptable level. There are seven seniors centres on the West Side with none on the East Side. Keith Jacobson, Southeast Vancouver Seniors Centre Society

LAWN BOWLERS GET SWEET DEAL

To the editor: Re: “West Point Grey lawn bowlers get ready to roll,” April 26. While the story is all warm and fuzzy, it leaves out some very important facts like the sweetheart lease deal they have with the Vancouver Park Board. Individual lawn bowling clubs in Vancouver pay only $1 a year for the exclusive use of their clubhouses, lawn bowling greens, associated buildings

and grounds. While clubs are responsible for ongoing light maintenance the park board has spent millions on the buildings and grounds of these facilities with no hope of cost recovery. The park board and city have ensured clubs can sell alcohol and lease halls for profit, profits that are not returned as general revenue to the park board. With children now being subjected to increased fees for softball and soccer, I’m sure there are plenty of youth clubs and organizations that would embrace loonie a year rates for private use of parkspace in exchange for some painting, cutting the grass, cleaning the washrooms and emptying garbage cans. Most of the lawn bowling clubs are located on extremely valuable West Side real estate. With low membership levels there’s clearly more than needed. Reducing the number by one would bring millions of dollars that could go towards addressing greater needs city-wide such as keeping community centres open on holidays. George Brissette, Vancouver

CITY’S DECISIONS MOSTLY ABOUT REAL ESTATE To the editor:

Re: “Viaducts removal a done deal,” Letters, April 19. Letter writer Gayle Nesbit’s conclusion that removal of the Georgia viaduct is a done deal barks up the wrong tree as it were. The bikes lanes slash greenway excuse is just part of the bigger plan to develop the last remaining swath of real estate on false creek.

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The land adjacent to the viaduct belongs to developer Concord Pacific, and obviously the viaduct interferes with the full potential of the area. If there’s one thing I’ve observed in my 15 years as a Vancouverite is that all major city hall decisions involve the real estate puppet masters. From the Canada Line along Cambie, to rezoning for laneway housing to bailing out the Athletes Village, it’s always about real estate. Charles Leduc, Vancouver

OLSON RIGHT ON THATCHER

To the editor: Re: “Olson wrong on Thatcher,” Letters, April 26. I read George Vysatek’s perspective on Geoff Olson’s piece and wondered if we had read the same column. From 1985 to 1990, I lived and worked in various parts of Thatcher’s England and either personally witnessed and experienced every historical point Olson recounted, or saw them reported widely in the national media. Thatcher’s government was roundly despised by millions upon millions of voters, and with good reason. Even in the traditionally Tory belt of Berkshire where my elderly grandmother and great aunt lived, they and many of their generation were appalled at the way that Conservative government was stripping civility, compassion and community from the nation. I’m sure some voters liked Thatcher. But like Canada, under the first-past-the-post system, they were far from a majority. That nation may never recover from the particularly brutal brand of Tory social havoc they wove. Kari Hewett, Vancouver

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StanleyParkphotocontestwinners COMMUNITY CALENDAR with Sandra Thomas

STANLEY PARK When the Stanley Park Ecology Society launched a photography contest in April, more than 100 shutterbugs responded offering up photos of Douglas squirrels, skunk cabbage, cyclists on the seawall, towering totem poles and a whole lot more. The contest ran from April 6 to 14 and was open to both professional and amateur photographers. The judges included Vancouver-based wildlife photographer and National Geographic explorer Paul Colangelo, musician Ben Worcester of Said the Whale, and blogger Rebecca Bollwitt. Louise Pederson, communications specialist for the society, said more than 600 images were submitted, which made the selections that much more difficult. The winners are: In the youth category 13-year-old Zachary Fedder placed first for “Grooming goose,” followed by Iain Reid for “Beaver Lake in the evening.” Peter Robertson placed first in the nature category for his shot of a great blue heron, followed by Shannon O’Grady for her photo of a redwinged blackbird in flight. In the places category Chen-Yu Chen took first place for “Siwash Rock,” followed by Susan Marks for “Nine O’clock Gun.” In the people category, Francis Lai placed first for her photo of a young girl stretching in front of a sunset view, followed by Andy Luk for his shot of a spring day along the seawall. To see more photos from the contest, visit vancourier. com for an online gallery or scan this page with the Layar app on your phone.

CHINA CREEK

The Falsecreek Watershed Society is hosting an event next Friday including a ceremony to place a plaque at historical Gibby’s Field, a reception and Lost Stream Walk. Gibson Creek was the longest waterway in the China Creek system, which eventually drained a significant part of East Vancouver. Gibson Creek and Davey Creek met at Gibby’s Field in the 1400 block, east of East 18th Avenue at the dip between Knight and Dumfries streets. A ceremony will be held Friday May 3 at 2 p.m. to dedicate the his-

Photo finish: Chen-yu Chen’s Siwash Rock (top) won first place in Places while Peter-Robertson won first place in Nature (at right) for nest-building herons in the Stanley Park photo contest. Scan page with Layar for more winning photos. toric plaque, part of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s “Places That Matter,” initiative followed by a reception at Tyee elementary school. At 4 p.m. there will be a Jane’s Walk walking tour of the original creek routes. For more information on these events, visit vcn.bc.ca/gibbys/plaque.

KITSILANO It’s that time of year again. Yes, get ready for the annual General Gordon elementary school Spring Fling community fair and PAC fundraiser Saturday, May 4. It includes a soccer tournament, bouncy castle and slide, snow-cones, a cake walk, face painting, kids’ rummage sale, silent auction, plant sale, cakewalk, barbecue, Strike Zone and the Bicycle Obstacle Course — so make sure to ride your bike to the event. The Spring Fling runs from noon to 4 p.m. at General Gordon, 2896 West Sixth Ave.

COMMERCIAL DRIVE Queen Victoria Annex School is celebrating spring May 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with

a festival organized to celebrate the season. The annual Spring Festival includes a bouncy castle, kid-built carnival arcade, dunk tank, Origins Parkour demonstrations, gift basket raffle, cotton candy, Zumba class, Siddhartha’s Indian food stand, a multi-family garage sale, henna tattooing,

a cappuccino stand, bake sale, ice cream, wine raffle, bike trailer rides, face painting, live entertainment and much more. The school is located at 1850 East Third Ave. off Commercial Drive. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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she’d lived in since she was a child was torn down. “That was three years ago. No one has ever lived in [the new] house — it’s never been sold,” she said. “And, the people who looked after her lived next door in a beautifully restored 1926 house. They moved after she died and that house was torn down. It’s really so close to home.” Adderson began taking photographs to send to city council to make a point about what was being lost, then decided in January to create the Facebook page. She’s taken 120 photos — a random sample of houses she sees or are pointed out to her and spends four to five hours a week on the project, noting there were 1,082 demolitions last year according to city statistics. Many of her posts attract multiple comments and she’s been surprised to hear from people who grew up in the houses she features or from those who have connections to them.

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Caroline Adderson wants the public to press city council to curtail demolitions and promote a greener option. She shoots the photos when she walks her dog or during bike rides around the neighbourhood. “And then people will tell me about a house and I’ll go over and take a picture,” she said, adding often she’ll go out for one photo and winds up with seven. For years, Adderson said

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online outlet. The West Side resident, who lives on the Kerrisale/ Mackenzie Heights border, launched a Facebook page in early January called Vancouver Vanishes to lament and celebrate the city’s vanishing character homes. As of early this week, it’s recorded 1,095 likes. Ultimately, the goal is to encourage Vancouverites to press city council to curtail demolitions and promote the green option — renova-

she couldn’t stomach looking at realty pages, but now she goes through them, cuts out ads of homes that have been sold and goes out and takes a photo of them. “Because, really, very few of these old houses that are sold will stand,” she said. Adderson maintains property owners should consider the environmental footprint of knocking down old homes and building new ones. She also thinks city council should make it much easier for people to renovate the homes and force them to justifying tearing down character homes. Adderson cites Winnipeg as a city that’s maintained many of its older homes. “It’s too late for us, but if you go to Winnipeg, you look down the street and every single house is original — whole neighbourhoods are intact,” she said. “They have the oldest intact housing stock in North America.” Adderson isn’t sure how much influence, if any, her Facebook page will have in Vancouver, although she’s met with Green Party Coun. Adriane Carr, the first councillor to like the page, who’s promised to prepare a motion on the issue. “What it’s done for me is I don’t feel so angry,” Adderson said. “At least I’m making a point — it’s on [council’s] conscience now. I think I have a point and I’m making it and that’s all I can do.” Adderson’s Vancouver Vanishes site is at facebook. com/VancouverVanishes noconnor@vancourier.com twitter.com/naoibh


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Show Your Support: SDM’s makeovers Janelle Sambrook, Beauty Boutique Manager at Shoppers Drug Mart’s Granville & 13th location, invites you to attend their “Fundraiser/Cosmetic Gala” on Saturday, May 4. Gala tickets are $10, with $5 to Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) in support of women with cancer, and $5 towards in-store purchase. Tickets are for makeovers (this secures your appointment with a specialist, and enters you to win a gift basket); however, everyone is welcome to visit the store, shop and take part in the event. Sambrook has lined up a pilates instructor and local health and wellness group representatives. Pharmacists will answer any questions, plus there will be food, refreshments, music, games and a photographer on hand. Buy a raffle ticket - all proceeds go to LGFB. With Mothers Day not far off, it’s a great event for women to attend. Call Janelle at 604-738-3107 Ext. 4,2, for more details.

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Weekend warriors Being tied to a desk all day combined with overdoing sports activities on the weekend has landed many a participant on the sidelines.

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CITY BOOK CONTEST

Think you’ve written a good book? Authors and publishers of books that contribute to the appreciation and understanding of Vancouver’s history, unique character or the achievements of its residents are invited to submit entries for the 25th annual City of Vancouver Book Award.

The winning book can be of any genre and will demonstrate excellence in content, illustration, design, and/or format. To be eligible, books must be published in 2012 or 2013 and meet the application criteria. All entries must include: four copies of the book, a $20 submission fee, and a completed entry form. Entry forms and

guidelines are available from the Cultural Services Department at the Woodward’s Heritage Building, 111 West Hastings St., Suite 501, or on the city’s website. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, May 15, 2013. An independent panel of judges will choose the winner of the 2013 City of Vancouver Book Award and the

$2,000 prize. The award will be presented in September by Mayor Gregor Robertson at the Mayor’s Arts Awards. Recent past winners include: W.H. New for YVR, Michael Christie for The Beggar’s Garden; Bruce Grenville and Scott Steedman for Visions of British Columbia; and Lee Henderson for The Man Game.

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GENERAL ELECTION Get ready to vote. In the 40 th Provincial General Election, British Columbia’s voters will vote for their Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. BC Has More Ways to Vote All voters can:

Identification Rules for Voting Voters must prove their identity and current residential address to get a ballot or register to vote at the time of voting. Any one of the following pieces of identification is acceptable: • • • •

Vote in any district electoral office from now until 4 p.m. (Pacific time) on General Voting Day, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Vote by Mail You can ask for a Vote by Mail package from your district electoral office or through the Elections BC website at elections.bc.ca Vote at advance voting Voters can attend any advance voting location in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (local time), Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11. All advance voting locations are wheelchair accessible. Vote on General Voting Day Voters can attend any general voting location in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time), Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

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The following persons have been nominated as candidates for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant for the 40th Provincial General Election.

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William Austin BC Marijuana Party

William Austin 307 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H6

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Jeremy Gustafson Independent

Jeremy Gustafson 512-774 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC, V5T 1E5

Barinder Hans Green Party of BC

Dilreet Hans 602-63 Keefer Pl, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6N6

Jenny Wai Ching Kwan BC NDP

Michael Blackman PO Box 88361 Rpo Chinatown, Vancouver, BC, V6A 4A6

Peter Marcus Communist Party of BC

Peter Marcus 706 Clark Dr, Vancouver, BC, V5L 3J1

Celyna Sia Sherst BC Liberal Party

Aman Janjua 10248 Gilmore Cres, Richmond, BC, V6X 1X2

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Preet Pandher 7-111 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1P4

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LITTERBUG HATERS UNITE

Are you someone who can’t stand litter? The City of Vancouver wants you. Spring has sprung and the City is looking for volunteers to join its annual city-wide cleanup campaign: Keep Vancouver Spectacular. Individuals, businesses and neighbourhood groups are encouraged to join. Last year,

16,400 volunteers came together to fill more than 6,000 bags with litter. The City wants to increase this number in 2013. All cleanup teams receive garbage bags, gloves and cleanup tools. The cleanup begins May 1 and runs until May 31. Call 604-871-6544 or search the city’s website(vancouver.ca) for more details.

COPS AUCTION OFF GOODS

The Vancouver Police Department’s annual auction of unclaimed recovered goods takes place May 4 beginning at 9 a.m. at Able Auctions’ warehouse at 1055 Vernon Dr. This year’s oddities include gold bars, a diamond ring, a bag of toothpaste, various sets of golf clubs, a violin, electric sitar, kayak and more

than 350 bicycles. Electronic goods up for grabs include new Apple MacBook Pros and iPads, flat-screen TVs, home and car stereos, digital cameras and DVD players. A public preview of all merchandise will be held May 2 and 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some items can also be viewed online at ableauctions.ca under the “General/Misc” category.

MAY 2013

GENERAL ELECTION The following persons have been nominated as candidates for Vancouver-Hastings for the 40th Provincial General Election.

Vancouver-Hastings Electoral District Candidate’s Name:

Financial Agent:

Official Agent:

Fatima Siddiqui BC Liberal Party

Pascal Leidekker 2163 3rd Ave E, Vancouver, BC, V5N 1H9

Shane Simpson BC NDP

Daniel Barbour c/o 460-425 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6E3

Brennan Wauters Green Party of BC

Brennan Wauters 2531 Graveley St, Vancouver, BC, V5K 3J5

Carrol B. Woolsey BC Social Credit Party

Carrol Woolsey 1182 Nootka St, Vancouver, BC, V5K 4E7

General Voting Places:

Advance Voting Places:

District Electoral Offices: 1995 Boundary Rd Vancouver, BC (604) 664-7849

A.R. Lord Elem School 555 Lillooet St, Vancouver, BC

Hastings Elem School 2625 Franklin St, Vancouver, BC

St. Francis Assisi Church 2025 Napier St, Vancouver, BC

Broadway Church 2700 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Broadway Church 2700 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Laura Secord Elem School 2500 Lakewood Dr, Vancouver, BC

Templeton Sec School 727 Templeton Dr, Vancouver, BC

Thunderbird Comm Centre 2311 Cassiar St, Vancouver, BC

Burrard View Park Comm Room 660 N Penticton St, Vancouver, BC

Lions Den Rec Centre 770 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC

Thunderbird Elem School 2325 Cassiar St, Vancouver, BC

Ward Memorial Baptist Church 465 Kamloops St, Vancouver, BC

Chief Maquinna Annex School 2882 E 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Lord Nelson Elem School 2235 Kitchener St, Vancouver, BC

Tillicum Elem School 2450 Cambridge St, Vancouver, BC

Chief Maquinna Elem School 2685 E 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC

Queen Victoria Elem School 1850 E 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC

Ward Memorial Baptist Church 465 Kamloops St, Vancouver, BC

Franklin Elem School 250 Skeena St, Vancouver, BC

Sir Matthew Begbie Elem School 1430 Lillooet St, Vancouver, BC

Garibaldi Elem School 1025 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC

Sir William MacDonald Elem School 1950 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

The following persons have been nominated as candidates for Vancouver-Kensington for the 40th Provincial General Election.

Vancouver-Kensington Electoral District Candidate’s Name:

Financial Agent:

Mable Elmore BC NDP

Armi Bless Pacis 279 62nd Ave E, Vancouver, BC, V5X 2E8

Official Agent:

Chris Fjell Green Party of BC

Christopher Fjell 1258 Shorepine Walk, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3T8

Raj Gupta BC Conservative Party

Rajendra Gupta 5936 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC, V5W 2Z7

Gabby Kalaw BC Liberal Party

Richard Earthy 2146 14th Ave W, Vancouver, BC, V6K 2V7

General Voting Places: Charles Dickens Elem Annex School 3877 Glen Dr, Vancouver, BC

Sir Alexander McKenzie Elem School 960 E 39th Ave, Vancouver, BC

South Hill Adult Education Centre 5995 Prince Albert St, Vancouver, BC

General Brock Elem School 4860 Main St, Vancouver, BC

Sir Charles Tupper Sec School 419 E 24th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Tecumseh Elem Annex School 1551 E 37th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Glad Tidings Church 3456 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC

Sir Richard McBride Annex 4750 St Catherines St, Vancouver, BC

Tecumseh Elem School 1850 E 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC

Holy Family Parish Church 1896 E 32nd Ave, Vancouver, BC

Sir Richard McBride Elem School 1300 E 29th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Total Education School 425 E 29th Ave, Vancouver, BC

John Oliver Sec School 530 E 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC

Sir Sanford Fleming Elem School 1401 E 49th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Victoria Drive Comm Hall 2026 E 43rd Ave, Vancouver, BC

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SHARING THE ROAD

What the city should be doing to ensure cyclists and pedestrians can travel safely from Burrard Bridge to Jericho Beach will be the topic of upcoming open houses. The city is starting its second phases of consultation about the Point Grey Road-Cornwall Ave-

nue Corridor Project this month with meetings: May 23, 7 to 9 p.m., with a city staff presentation at 7:45 p.m., Henry Hudson elementary (gym), 1551 Cypress St.; May 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with staff presentations at 10:45 and 12:45, Bayview elementary (gym), 2251 Collingwood St., and May

27, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a staff presentation at 4:45, Kitsilano Public Library, 2425 Macdonald St. Visitors will be able to see design proposals and talk to city staff. Feedback the city receives during this phase of consultation will be used to refine the recommended

design that will be presented to city council this summer. Staff will report back to council with the results of both phases of public consultation, data analysis, technical transportation reviews and cost estimates. For more information, see vancouver.ca/ pointgreycornwall.

MAY 2013

GENERAL ELECTION The following persons have been nominated as candidates for Vancouver-Kingsway for the 40th Provincial General Election.

Vancouver-Kingsway Electoral District Candidate’s Name:

Financial Agent:

Official Agent:

Gurjit Dhillon BC Liberal Party

Aman Janjua 10248 Gilmore Cres, Richmond, BC, V6X 1X2

Adrian Dix BC NDP

Rosanne So 2910 42nd Ave E, Vancouver, BC, V5R 2Y5

Gregory Dale Esau Green Party of BC

Alana Nokony 1101-488 Helmcken St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6E4

General Voting Places:

Advance Voting Places:

District Electoral Offices: 185-3665 Kingsway Vancouver, BC (604) 660-2980

Collingwood Neighbourhood House 5288 Joyce St, Vancouver, BC

Italian Cultural Centre 3075 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC

Sir Guy Carleton Elem School 3250 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC

Renfrew Park Comm Centre 2929 E 22nd Ave, Vancouver, BC

George Cunningham Elem School 2330 E 37th Ave, Vancouver, BC

John Norquay Elem School 4710 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC

Sir Wilfred Grenfell School 3323 Wellington Ave, Vancouver, BC

Trout Lake Comm Centre 3360 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC

Gladstone Sec School 4105 Gladstone St, Vancouver, BC

Lord Beaconsfield Elem School 3663 Penticton St, Vancouver, BC

Windermere Sec School 3155 E 27th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Graham Bruce Elem School 3633 Tanner St, Vancouver, BC

Renfrew Elem School 3315 E 22nd Ave, Vancouver, BC

The following persons have been nominated as candidates for Vancouver-Langara for the 40th Provincial General Election.

Vancouver-Langara Electoral District Candidate’s Name:

Financial Agent:

Official Agent:

Gurjinder Bains BC Conservative Party

Laura Moffat PO Box 42037 Rpo Champlain Mall, Vancouver, BC, V5S 4R5

George Chow BC NDP

Anita Romaniuk 797 24th Ave W, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 2B9

Anita Romaniuk 797 24th Ave W, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 2B9

Espavo Sozo The Platinum Party

Espavo Sozo 29146-1535 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6A 0A6

Espavo Sozo 29146-1535 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6A 0A6

Moira Stilwell BC Liberal Party

Brian Hanna PO Box 10426 Van Lcd Pacific Centre, Vancouver, BC, V7Y 1K3

Kimanda Jarzebiak 3322 Deering Island Pl, Vancouver, BC, V6N 4H9

Regan-Heng Zhang Green Party of BC

Jianing Li 3370 41st Ave W, Vancouver, BC, V6N 3E4

General Voting Places:

Advance Voting Places:

District Electoral Offices: 203-8268 Granville St Vancouver, BC (604) 713-0313

Annie B. Jamieson Elem School 6350 Tisdall St, Vancouver, BC

Oakridge Seventh Day Adventist Church 5350 Baillie St, Vancouver, BC

Sir William Osler Elem School 5970 Selkirk St, Vancouver, BC

Langara College 100 W 49th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel 1041 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC

Oakridge United Church 305 W 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC

Sir William Van Horne Elem School 5855 Ontario St, Vancouver, BC

Marpole Place for Seniors 1305 W 70th Ave, Vancouver, BC

David Lloyd George Elem School 8370 Cartier St, Vancouver, BC

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elem School 449 E 62nd Ave, Vancouver, BC

Sir Winston Churchill School 7055 Heather St, Vancouver, BC

Sunset Comm Centre 6810 Main St, Vancouver, BC

John Henderson Elem School 451 E 53rd Ave, Vancouver, BC

Sexsmith Comm Elem School 7455 Ontario St, Vancouver, BC

St. Augustine Anglican Church 8680 Hudson St, Vancouver, BC

Langara College 100 W 49th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Sir Wilfred Laurier Annex School 590 W 65th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Hebrew Academy 1545 W 62nd Ave, Vancouver, BC

Marpole Place for Seniors 1305 W 70th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Sir Wilfred Laurier Elem School 7350 Laurel St, Vancouver, BC

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Repot orchids every two years and we are left with five flowers and very long stems and roots. Should this be repotted and cut back with new soil? Can it be taken out to a sheltered patio with partial sun and much light? David Chia

ANNE MARRISON Q: The flowers on our Phalenopsis orchid are mostly gone

A: Orchids are usually kept in the same pot for two years before repotting. Normally phalenopsis has surface roots. But if there are many roots and they’re wandering down the side of the pot, it should be repotted.

Repotting should be every two years because the old bark begins rotting. The main element in the potting mix is orchid bark. You can buy this in garden centres. A little spaghnum moss is sometimes added to the bark but isn’t really necessary. Orchid bark is used because Phalenopsis orchids need exceptionally good drainage. But they also need daily watering and misting because their roots are used to humid conditions in their native tropical forests

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cony is facing. Partial sun is okay if it’s the gentle morning sun. But sun from the west or south can be far too hot in summer for such a shade-loving orchid. Your fertilizer should be diluted to one-quarter of the recommended strength. Phalenopsis roots are very sensitive to salts and don’t demand heavy nutriments. It’s also best to fertilize only once every two waterings. Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden questions. Send them to amarrison@shaw.ca.

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MAY 2013

GENERAL ELECTION The following persons have been nominated as candidates for Vancouver-Fraserview for the 40th Provincial General Election.

Vancouver-Fraserview Electoral District Candidate’s Name:

Financial Agent:

Official Agent:

Suzanne Anton BC Liberal Party

Jeremy Pierce 1050-777 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1S4

Brent Rein 1011-1010 Howe St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1P5

Stuart Mackinnon Green Party of BC

John Mackinnon 1-8580 Lighthouse Way, Vancouver, BC, V5S 4T6

Rajiv Pandey BC Conservative Party

Rajiva Pandey 1748 35th Ave E, Vancouver, BC, V5P 1B4

Gabriel Yiu BC NDP

Ian Mass 7361 Kokanee Pl, Vancouver, BC, V5S 3Y9

General Voting Places:

Andrew Walker 2828 43rd Ave E, Vancouver, BC, V5R 2Z2

Advance Voting Places:

District Electoral Offices: 100-625 W Kent Ave N Vancouver, BC (604) 660-3444

Captain James Cook Elem School 3340 E 54th Ave, Vancouver, BC

David Thompson Sec School 1755 E 55th Ave, Vancouver, BC

MacCorkindale Elem School 6100 Battison St, Vancouver, BC

Khalsa Diwan Society 8000 Ross St, Vancouver, BC

Champlain Heights Annex Elem School 7835 Champlain Cres, Vancouver, BC

Dr. George Weir Elem School 2900 E 44th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre 7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver, BC

Killarney Comm Centre 6260 Killarney St, Vancouver, BC

Champlain Heights Elem School 6955 Frontenac St, Vancouver, BC

John Henderson Annex Elem School 801 E 54th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith Elem School 6901 Elliott St, Vancouver, BC

Champlain Heights Rec Centre 3350 Maquinna Dr, Vancouver, BC

Khalsa Diwan Society 8000 Ross St, Vancouver, BC

Sir James Douglas Elem School 7550 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC

David Oppenheimer Elem School 2421 Scarboro Ave, Vancouver, BC

Killarney Sec School 6454 Killarney St, Vancouver, BC

Waverley Elem School 6111 Elliott St, Vancouver, BC

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The eighth annual VANCOUVER BURLESQUE FESTIVAL twirls its tassels, shakes its pasties and flings its feather boas across the city May 2 to 4. The annual showcase of local and international performers, including Australia’s current reigning “Queen of Burlesque” IMOGEN KELLY, takes place at the Vogue and Rio Theatres. Tickets and info at vanburlesquefest.com.

Previously seen playing air guitar and banging her head to heavy metal tunes in her one-woman dance piece Banger, TARA CHEYENNE FRIEDENBERG goes goth for her latest, HIGHGATE. Billed as “a morbid romp through Victorian funerary culture… [and a] fascinating gothic dance of death, physical oddity, humour and horror,” it also marks the debut Tara Cheyenne Performance’s first ensemble piece for five performers. It runs May 1 to 4 at the Cultch. For tickets and more details, go to thecultch.com or call 604-251-1363. Blending traditional folk and country music with vintage and modern electronics, West Coast singer-songwriter T. NILE plays the Biltmore with Fields of Green, May 2, 8:30 p.m. Dirty Spells and Colour the Wild open. Advance tickets at Neptoon, Red Cat, Zulu Records and Gastown Tattoo Parlour. More info at biltmorecabaret.com. If THE CAVE SINGERS had their own cologne it would be a “musk” and it would smell woodsy, with a hint of moss, a splash of mountain stream and a whiff of old taxidermy shop. Smell for yourself when the bearded Seattle folk-rock trio paints the Commodore plaid, May 2. Bleeding Rainbow opens. Tickets at Red Cat Records or ticketweb.ca.


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don’t know that the Bible needs a new book, but Jesuit priest and playwright Bill Cain has some ideas about what that book should look like. He suggests that every family adds its own story to the end of the Bible. The central character in Cain’s play — a Jesuit priest and playwright called Bill Cain — tells us he sees the Bible as a family story with Jesus, the much-loved son of Mary, leaving home at 17 and never going back to visit his mother. The play actually resonates more strongly with the story of the prodigal son and the jealousy between the dutiful son and his profligate brother. Of Jesus, Bill (Anthony F. Ingram) pronounces, “He was a lousy son.” Not so Bill. When his mother Mary is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he moves in to care for her. His younger brother Paul remains in El Paso leaving all the caregiving to his mother’s favourite. Irreverence is this play’s strong suit along with director Morris Ertman’s light touch. Mary (Erla Faye Forsyth) is a stoical, church-going Catholic mother of two whose favourite expression, when frustrated, is “Go shit in your hat.” She disses Biblical mothers, saying, “They float their babies down the river in baskets,” and scornfully, “They have babies in their 80s.” Her irreverence for everything with the exception of the New York Knicks and TV talk shows are what provide levity to an otherwise sombre story. Far from preaching to us, Bill has doubts and asks, “Does God answer prayers?” Clearly he doesn’t because right off the top we know that Bill’s mother has just died a long and agonizing death. How To Write A New Book For The Bible is autobiographical and it’s told in flashbacks and flashforwards from the point-of-view of Cain. It documents the indignities of dying in all its ferocious minutiae. The strength of this play lies not in plot points but in the relationship between Bill

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Daniel Arnold and Anthony F. Ingram star in How to Write a New Book for the Bible. and Mary and all the emotions — positive and negative — that are the characteristics of love. It is a great pleasure to see Ingram and Forsyth working together. The story moves back and forth in time so we see Mary as a young, energetic mother of two bickering boys and later, an aging Mary gripped with pain. Forsyth is the mistress of dry, withering sarcasm: “You don’t have a job,” Mary says to Bill. “You’re a writer.” There’s plenty of this kind of acidic repartee and Forsyth and Ingram do it so well. Ingram is both the main character and the narrator. The fourth wall is down and, much of the time, Bill addresses us directly with self-effacing candour. Ingram offers a man full of the contradictions we have with those we love: frustration, affection, anger, irritation and compassion. Daniel Arnold, as Bill’s brother Paul, is appropriately strung out and tense. Arnold makes us painfully aware of the longing Paul has for Mary’s love and approval. She’s one hard mother to please. Bryan Noble, as Bill’s deceased father Pete, is a ghostly character that flows in and out of the play. He and Arnold also take on various other roles throughout. Without really fine performances, How To Write—albeititwittyandfunny—wouldbejust another story of the death of someone’s mother. Fortunately, this quartet of excellent performers makes this production very satisfying and, if not actually uplifting, at least not tear-jerkingly sad. —reviewed by Jo Ledingham For more reviews go to joledingham.ca.

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t was meant to be a documentary about her 73-yearold father’s relationship with his 23-year-old Filipino girlfriend he met online. Instead, April Butler’s journey detoured into an exploration of her own relationship with her dad. Father Figures, which Butler made with filmmaker Gillian Hrankowski, premieres May 11 at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival, which runs May 3 to 12. “The story, the older man, younger woman, it’s been done,” Butler said. “But no one’s ever had this access. It’s my father, my future stepmother... We stayed at their house. We got to really see their relationship, which I haven’t seen in other documentaries. That was really appealing... just to be able to really get into the depth of story.” It took Butler a while to decide to focus her lens on her father’s relationship. But reactions she received

when she told others her father was dating a woman 50 years his junior motivated her to dive in. “It was surprising to me because a lot of men would go, ‘Good for him!’ And I thought, really? That just seems wrong,” she said. Best friends Butler and Hrankowski, who met in 2008 when they made the Leo-nominated documentary The BrothelProject,travelledfromVancouver to the Philippines in 2011. Butler was nervous to meet what could be her future stepmother who was half her age and cynical but hopeful she’d see their irregular relationship was based on love and made sense. Early on, Butler interviews her 73-year-old father from Kamloops, Dale, about the relationship. She also interviews his girlfriend, Girlie, visits her family home and discusses the relationship with Girlie’s mother. But having learned her father has lied to Girlie and told her he’s been a successful businessman and a millionaire, on the eve of their wedding Butler has to decide what to do. Little does she know something even more shocking awaits her. Whentheviewer’snotseeingButler pointing her camera at Dale or Girlie,

In her documentary Father Figures, April Butler explores her 73-year-old father’s relationship with his 23-year-old Filipino girlfriend he met online. they’re seeing her trying to process her feelings, speaking directly to it. “A lot of the times I’m talking very comfortably to the camera, but that’s because I’m talking to Gillian,” Butler said. “When things became really, really hard it was still because of our relationship. That’s what makes the film so raw and open.” Being behind the camera freed Butler to ask questions she would have never otherwise dreamt of asking her father. “There was that balance of being his daughter and doing my job and being a responsible filmmaker and asking the questions that peo-

ple are going to want to know [the answers to],” Butler said. But none of it was easy. “It was a horrible time in my life and it’s hard to have that shown to everybody,” Butler said. She ultimately decided finishing the film was worth it because she believed she had a story to tell that was bigger than her relationship with Dale. She and Hrankowski hope audience members will leave thinking about the entitlement Western men feel to have relationships with much younger women who feel these older men are their only

avenue out of poverty. “The other part of this is that everybody goes along with their lives and says, ‘Oh yeah, everything’s cool,’ and they put on this happy, shiny face and everybody looks great on Facebook and nobody really talks about the shit that goes down in our lives,” Butler said. “If people were a lot more honest about what’s going on, we could support each other better and we wouldn’t be trying for this utopia life that is not attainable.” People who’ve learned about Father Figures have told Butler they too struggle with their fathers and they wish they could talk to their dads more directly. But she anticipates some won’t appreciate the frank look at her father. “My openness I hope doesn’t come and bite me in the ass,” she said. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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St. George’s Peter Stockton is taken down by a Shawnigan Lake tackle in the senior boys high school rugby sevens championship final April 28 at UBC.

ST. GEORGE’S SAINTS CLAIM B.C. RUGBY SEVENS TITLE The St. George’s Saints shut out the two-time defending champions from Shawnigan Lake to win the 2013 high school boys rugby sevens provincial title April 28 at UBC’s Wolfson Field. The Saints blanked their archrivals 21-0 after dismantling all opponents through the round robin and elimination stages on their way to the championship. St. George’s captain Harjun Gill and a relentless physical and defensive style proved unbeatable. Against Shawnigan Lake, the U18 provincial sevens player added a try to punctuate a 50-metre sprint assisted on a field chip from fellow B.C. teammate Karsten Leitner. Winger Theo Sauder, also a provincial player, scored two tries. Magee and Lord Byng were both eliminated in the semifinals. The Magee Lions were the only team to count points against St. George’s but lost 17-31 to Elgin Park in a Plate Semifinal. In a Bowl Semifinal, the Lord Byng Grey Ghosts fell 12-19 to Robert Bateman. To reach the championship, St. George’s posted 171 points and allowed only 14 to Magee when the Lions tested the Saints in a quarterfinal.

LIAU KENT SHOOTS FOR SPOT ON CANADIAN VOLLEYBALL ROSTER

UBC libero and Hamber graduate Briana Liau Kent is competing for a spot on Canada’s national volleyball roster this week at an open selection camp. The fourth-year five-footsix defensive specialist was invited to national team tryout, which continues until Thursday at the University of Manitoba. Liau Kent had 208 digs for UBC this season and led the Thunderbirds with an average 2.77 digs per set as UBC won its sixth consecutive Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s volleyball championship. Thunderbirds Shanice Marcelle, a power hitter twice named the most valuable player in CIS women’s volleyball, as well as outside hitter Lisa Barclay were also invited to try out. The roster will be determined on or around May 23, according to Volleyball Canada. The first competition of the year will be in June at the Pan American Cup hosted by Peru. – Megan Stewart

errisdale Little League opened its 55th season Saturday, three months before the community club hosts the best in B.C. for the Little League Championships. Six hundred young athletes marked opening day by marching in the annual Kerrisdale Village Carnival Day parade down 41st Avenue to the baseball diamonds at Elm Park. “The atmosphere was fantastic,” said past president Jenny Pearson. “We are lucky that we’re in the middle of a great community. The kids set the tone of the day and, for them, it’s the best of the year. It’s the day kids wait for for 12 months when they can parade in their uniform and feel proud.” Players aged four to 12 paraded in step with 58 teams, each carrying the name of their sponsors on a placard, like nations entering the Opening Ceremony to commence the Olympics. Merchants and businesses in the

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Kerrisdale Little League players march down West 41st Avenue to Elm Park during the league’s official opening parade Saturday. immediate community commit to sponsoring teams, said Pearson. “Most of the sponsors you see on kids’ uniforms are [from businesses] up and down 41st Avenue,” she said. The businesses with the longest-standing commitments include Kerrisdale Lumber and Hills, while businesses to recently support teams include The Secret Tea Garden and Provident Security. For the first time in club history, Kerrisdale Little League

was asked to host the 2013 B.C. Little League Championships. From July 20 to 28 at Elm Park, it will host eight teams from each of the province’s regional districts, which will compete for the chance to represent B.C. at the Canadian Little League Championships set for August in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. “It’s an honour,” said Pearson, who anticipates daily crowds numbering up to 500 people. “A large part will be from

our community,” she said, noting games will be well attended by the families of visiting players and spectators from across Vancouver and the suburbs. “Three games in one day on a gorgeous, sunny summer day — I think people will come down to the park to watch baseball.” Kerrisdale’s all-star team will earn an automatic berth to the tournament while the other Little Leagues in District 1, including Dunbar, Jericho and past B.C. champions from Little Mountain, will each compete for a second berth. The 2012 hosts in Trail, B.C., described an extremely positive tournament and experienced a net benefit to the community, said Pearson. She said Kerrisdale will recreate a similar vibe. “We’re really going to tie it into our community and get everyone involved so it feels like a small town in a big city,” she said. “We want the 120 kids playing in this tournament to never forget it and give them a really great Little League experience.” mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart

Nighthawks fly in pro ultimate league MEGAN STEWART Staff writer

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he Vancouver Nighthawks are the first Canadian franchise in the new, professional, continent-wide Major League Ultimate. At their home opener Saturday night at UBC Thunderbird Stadium, the Nighthawks hosted the San Francisco Dogfish in front of a crowd of 925. The home team Hawks built a slim lead early on but lost by a single point, falling 17-18 in the fast, intense and exciting action typical of the best ultimate games. With overtime all but promised, the visitors drew a foul and with six sec-

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onds remaining, scored their winning point as the clock ran out. The game ended with a standing ovation from fans. Nighthawks President Brian Gisel said the continuous growth of the sport since its earliest days in the late 1970s is good and getting better. “I was happy with the crowd and the excitement,” he said. “Playing in front of a crowd as an ultimate player is a rare thing. The ultimate community came out in great force to support us.” The Nighthawks are 1-2 and play their next game at UBC May 5 when they host the Portland Stags. For tickets, visit mlultimate.com. mstewart@vancourier.com

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his Friday Guy Smeeth will return to Scotland for a seventh time to challenge himself, his Gas Gas 280 Pro, and the Highland terrain at the 89th riding of the Scottish Six Days Trial. The motorcycle trial, a legendary test of rider endurance and machine reliability, dates to 1911 when the first contestants went on a six-day motorcycle tour of Scotland to John O’Groats at the country’s extreme northern coastline before returning to Edinburgh. Now the oldest motorcycle trial in the world, the Scottish Six Days Trial still aims to be the most testing event of its kind. Contestants like Smeeth, a 51-year-old rider from the East Side, cover up to 100 miles each day over potholed moorland, water-logged bogs, creeks, forest, and trail-thin public roads. The sun will shine, it will almost certainly rain and even on the eve of summer, it may snow. Smeeth likens his passion for the race to an addiction. And like any drug, he remembers his greatest hit. “It was a day in 2002,” he said of his second attempt at the Scottish Six Day Trial. “I had a really good final day and it made me realize, based on that day, that my riding ability is potentially good enough to win a first class award. It got me to go back the next year and I haven’t repeated that day.” On his best day, Smeeth scored 50 points. Like another individually testing sport of Scottish origin, the Six Day Trial rewards low scores. Mistakes are punished by points, meaning the score closest to zero is the best, “kind of like golf,” Smeeth said. Each observed section is closely monitored by officials with the Edinburgh and District Motor Club who track errors and demerits. The top flight of 50 riders are deemed “special first class,” such as six-time champion Dougie Lampkin. Smeeth explained: “these guys are the world champions or the really young stars.” The next 80 riders are considered “first class” and usually score 320 points over the course of six days. “This is contested by some of the best riders in the world or by average guys like me who just want to get through it,” he said.

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Guy Smeeth will ride a Gas Gas 280 Pro at the Scottish Six Days Trial.

The trial takes place only in daylight, meaning riders must meet time requirements on terrain at the same latitude as northern B.C. More than 400 people from around the world apply for entry, but a random ballot limits contestants to 275. The best result for a Canadian was recorded in 1984 when Stan Bakgaard finished 13th overall. Smeeth, Bakgaard and a third rider will contest the course together. The advantage lies in sharing tools, as well as motivation. The demands of the motorcycle trial are simple. Don’t stop, don’t put your foot down and don’t move anywhere but forward. Each mistake brings a demerit — but riders are dinged one point each for only the first five foot faults —and stopping is a failure, which can result in disqualification. “It’s not a dangerous sport but when you’re going up slippery, steep rocks with slime and water running down, your override mechanics are preventing you from giving you a full effort, you end up being cautious and you fail as a result,” said Smeeth. “You have to go at this stuff with absolute confidence.” Precision, determination and guts are rewarded. Unlike in

motor racing, speed is not king. “It’s not just about winging it and hoping for the best,” he said. Before the personal accomplishment of his 50-point Saturday a decade ago, Smeeth attempted the trial in 2000 and afterward vowed he’d never be back. “It was my first time and it was so difficult, so hard, as I was finishing, I said quite out loud, ‘Expletive — What was I thinking? I’ll never do that again,’” he said. He met fellow competitors at the finish line and, in his posttrials exhaustion, promised none of them would see him next year. The promise of doing better lured him back. “After about a week of warming myself in Spain, I started to read through my journal and started to realized I was infected. I realized it was really awesome, so challenging and such memories. I thought I’d do it again. Every time is supposed to be the last. I guess always feeling I can do better than I have,” he said. “I always know I can do better that I have.” Smeeth, who has two daughters who show a passion for riding even though they’re not yet teens, will purchase his bike in Scotland and will opt for a 150-pound light and maneuverable Gas Gas that can’t legally be ridden on the street in Canada. A member of the Canadian Pacific Trials Association, Smeeth says one of the few areas sanctioned for off-road riding is in the surrounding rain forest near their clubhouse in Ioco. “It’s not that well known but people are always welcome,” he said. “We’re very fortunate in Vancouver for the sport of observed trials. It’s rare to be in a metropolitan area and have an area so close at hand. Most people ride motorcycles off-road have to go to Hope or beyond to ride.” Although he once attempted the trial — and finished — with a feverish flu in 2007 and a crippling torn shoulder tendon in 2011, Smeeth will tackle the Six Days Trial healthy this year. But he knows better than to set a specific goal. “It’s kind of important not to have expectations less you be disappointed,” he said. “If I had to put a number to it, I want to finish in the top 200, maybe inside top 175, that’s a realistic goal. I want to put in good rides each day.” The Scottish Six Days Trial runs May 3 to 11. Follow live results at ssdt.org. mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart

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Canucks end season with embarrassing losses TEAM HOSTS SHARKS IN GAME 1 OF THE WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINAL JIM MORRIS Contributing writer

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rying to decipher the Vancouver Canucks playoffs chances is a bit like unravelling the clues in a Dan Brown novel. Vancouver’s crusade to finally win a Stanley Cup won’t challenge the standard religious beliefs like Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, but the faith of local fans has already been shaken by the Canucks’ performance down the stretch of this abbreviated NHL season. Vancouver had nothing to prove in the last week of the season, but there still is a difference between losing games that don’t matter and being beaten, badly in some cases. After playing maybe their best game of the year in a 3-1 win over the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Chicago Blackhawks, the Canucks were beaten 3-1 by an Anaheim Ducks team that rested several stars and were embarrassed 7-2 by an Edmonton Oiler club that missed the playoffs. You can place an asterisk beside the Edmonton loss. Veterans like Daniel Sedin, Alex Burrows, Alex Edler, Dan Hamhuis and Jason Garrison didn’t dress. Henrik Sedin played just 22 seconds to keep his 629-game Ironman streak alive. But giving up seven goals is never good, especially when the goaltender is Roberto Luongo, who could be in net when the playoffs begin if Cory Schneider hasn’t recovered from whatever his injury is. “Not the ideal way to finish the season but we will have to put this one behind us and get ready for the playoffs,” defenceman Kevin Bieksa told reporters in Edmonton. So what can fans expect when the Canucks face the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the playoffs Wednesday night at Rogers Arena? The Canucks, who finished the season with a 26-15-7 record and 59 points for the third seed in the Western Conference, take a different perspective into this year’s Stanley Cup tournament. Players realize the sands of time are trickling out of Vancouver’s hourglass. “Obviously, the window is closing,” agreed Burrows. “Maybe it feels a little bit different, but we know that our expectations in this locker-room are the same.” The Canucks had the best record in the NHL the two previous seasons. They rolled into the playoffs picked as Cup favourites. This year six other teams, three in the West, have better records than Vancouver. “We shouldn’t be afraid of any team,” said Henrik Sedin. “We’re confident in our group. But I think you have seven other teams that are feeling the same way.” San Jose and Vancouver have met just once before in the playoffs. The Canucks beat the Sharks in five games to advance to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. This season, the Sharks finished sixth in the West with a 25-16-7 record for 57 points but have just one win in their last four games. Vancouver struggled against the Sharks during the regular season, managing just one

CANUCKS FIRST ROUND SCHEDULE The 2013 Stanley Cup Western Conference Quarterfinal begins 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at Rogers Arena where the Vancouver Canucks host the San Jose Sharks in a best-of-seven series. All games will be televised on TSN (not CBC, sorry public airwave watchers) and broadcast on the TEAM 1040. Wednesday, May 1: 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver Friday, May 3: 7 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver Sunday, May 5: 7 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose Tuesday, May 7: 7 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose *Thursday, May 9: 7 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver *Saturday, May 11: TBD Vancouver at San Jose *Monday, May 13: TBD San Jose at Vancouver * If needed

point in three games. The Sharks beat the Canucks 4-1 and 3-2 in San Jose and won a 3-2 shootout at Rogers Arena. San Jose is still a better matchup up for Vancouver than the Los Angeles Kings or St. Louis Blues would have been, two very physical teams that would have tested the Canucks’ endurance. To beat the Sharks, the Canucks will have to cool off San Jose’s hot goaltender Antti Niemi. “He’s the reason we’re in the post-season,” said Sharks captain Joe Thornton. “When you’ve got a great goaltender like that, you can ride him a long time.” The Sharks have three players who have scored 15 or

more goals this shortened season: Logan Couture (21), Patrick Marleau (17) and Joe Pavelski (16). Daniel Sedin leads the Canucks with 12 goals. The Canucks want to avoid a repeat of last year when they were beaten in the first round by the eighth-seeded Kings. A healthy Ryan Kesler has improved the Vancouver power play and added some toughness. Vancouver will beat the Sharks, probably in six games. Whether the Canucks have the ability to win a second round of the playoffs is another story. Jim Morris is a veteran reporter who has covered sports for 30 years. Reach him at morrisejim@gmail.com

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Dear Friend I’m about to make you a deal that’s hard to refuse if you’ve got an “older” (and probably less than optimally efficient) furnace. I’ll replace your old furnace AND heat pump as a “package deal” for at least $3136.00 less than you would pay any other time of the year. Sound too good to be true? It’s not and here’s why. I’m making you what sounds like an unbelievable offer because it actually makes good sense for my business. And you come out a winner, as well! You see, I know from experience that in my slowest months I actually end up losing money ... then I have to spend the rest of the year trying to make up for it. Right now, I have no reason to believe 2013 will be any different. That’s why I’ve decided to give up trying to make a profit during these months and minimize my losses ... so I can come out ahead the rest of the year. So here’s how I can make the incredible offer at the top of this letter. Every year the biggie furnace manufacturers guesstimate how many furnaces to produce. Since there’s no way of knowing what the weather will be like and other factors that affect sales, these guys always have leftover inventory they have to hold onto until the next heating season. I saw a great business opportunity in this and went to one of these biggie companies (they won’t allow me to use their name in this letter) and contracted for the purchase of these furnaces that were going to just be sitting around. Plus, I bought 23 heat pumps all in the 3 most popular sizes used in Lower Mainland homes. Because of the number I bought and the time of year I purchased them, I got an unbelievable deal ... rock-bottom prices. Don’t get me wrong - these are brandnew, top quality, 2013 models. Not “seconds.” Not “blems.” Not builder-grade. These are premium furnaces and heat pumps fresh from a name-brand factory with a full factory warranty. How to Get Your Name Brand Furnace for Virtually Nothing By putting together this furnace-plusheat pump package (I call it the “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century”), going through some heavy negotiations with the

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manufacturer, and then committing to buying 23 systems outright, I got BOTH the furnace AND the heat pump at a price that would have made Sam Walton proud. This means when you buy one of these 23 new, premiumquality heat pumps I will “give” you the furnace and ask you to pay only the $1181 in labor it costs to install your furnace. Pick up your phone right now Simply call me at 946-1000 at anytime so I can come out and measure your home (to see if I’ve got the proper size unit). Remember ... I’ve got only 23 matched systems in 3 sizes so you’ll want to let me know VERY SOON that you’re interested. When these 23 systems are gone, they’re gone, and this offer is null and void. Call me right now so we can get the ball rolling! As part of the deal, I’ll show you how much the heat pump costs ... how much the furnace WOULD have cost ... and your savings when you buy your new heat pump and furnace as part of this special offer. The price I show you will include all installation materials and labor. There’s no fine print, nothing left out. Earlier I said that making you this amazing offer is also good business for me The way I look at it, by letting YOU win big now, I’ll win at the end of the year. And I won’t have to “make up” for the lost sales during my slowest months. I figure if I make you an absolutely irresistible offer .. if your furnace is pushing 8 years or more ... and if I barely mark up the price I paid, I’ll accomplish 2 major objectives that will allow me to reduce my losses the rest of the year. I’ll be able to ... • Pay my overhead (rent, utilities, insurance and taxes) during the slow period • Keep my service & installation technicians busy enough to pay them to work instead of sit at home. As you can see, when you take me up on my “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century,” EVERYONE IS A WINNER! And by the way, there’s no obligation when you have me come out to measure your house and explain the installation If you decide you don’t want to take advantage of this incredible deal (although I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to save this kind of money), it’s no problem. You’re not obligated in any way. In fact, just for taking time to read this letter and having me out to survey your house ... I’ll give you a

Very Special Free Gift Coupon ($50 value). Why? Even if we don’t do business together now, I want you to remember us in the future. If you’re thinking a new furnace (& heat pump) isn’t in your budget - don’t worry! You don’t have to pay me right now Because I’ve tried to think of every reason possible why you WOULDN’T take me up on this spectacular offer, I’ve even made arrangements for a super bank rate financing plan. And I’m not “marking up” the interest rate like so many other companies do. While I can’t promise you this, it’s possible that with this financing plan your monthly investments in a new system could be more than paid for by the savings you see on your monthly utility bills. My Disappointment-Proof Guarantee Talking about lower utility bills, I’m so sure you’ll see at least a 25% cut in your heating and cooling bills (in reality, it may be more like 35%+), if you don’t I’ll pay you twice the difference for 2 years. Not only are you getting a new, firstquality furnace virtually free, plus a firstquality heat pump at a great price, I guarantee you’ll lower your heating and cooling bills by at least 25% or I’ll pay you double your savings for 2 years. (This alone should convince you that these systems are some of the very best quality and most efficient available). But you’ve got to act fast ... call me at 9461000 right now! This offer ends April 30th no matter what Don’t wait to call me. Here’s why. I have only 8 of each of the 3 sizes. When all of the air conditioners are sold and all the furnaces “given away” in a certain size, the “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century” is over. And if I still have any of the 23 systems left on April 30th, this offer still ends. The reason is that my business only slows down for a short time. Since these furnaces cost me so little, if I’ve got any left, I’ll sell them next winter at last year’s prices and still come out ahead. So call me right now at 946-1000 Thanking you in advance, Scott Campbell Owner P.S. Remember, there’s no obligation and even if you change your mind once I measure your house and give you the estimate - you still get that Free Gift Coupon worth $50.

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Furniture

WING CHAIRS (2), matching, swag Tiffany lamp, patio set, household items. 604-327-7006

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For Sale Miscellaneous

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Tools & Equipment

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Cats

HIMALAYAN Show Cats CFA Retired M/F $250.00 Exp homes with no cats Kitten wait list $500.00+ Port Moody( 604) 939-1231

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Dogs

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Drivers

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General Employment

MEAT MANAGER, Jasper Super A. Jasper Super A is looking for an experienced Retail Meat Manager. As Meat Manager you will be responsible for all aspects of the managing the department, including cutting meat. You must have working knowledge of gross margins, expense controls and human resources management. The successful candidate must have Grade 12 (or equivalent) and be able to provide a “clear” security clearance. If you have the skills and abilities please forward your resume to our Head Office, The Grocery People Ltd. (TGP) in confidence to: Human Resources, The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. Email: humanresources@tgp.ca

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General Employment

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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Home Support

F/T LIVE-IN Caregiver needed for elderly couple. Cooking, fuent in English, Tagalog & Pampango req’d . Call 604-620-8284

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

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Financial Services

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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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Trades/Technical

CONCRETE FINISHERS & Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Jobs@RaidersConcrete.com. Fax 780-444-9165.

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ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Full-Time

The North Shore News has an immediate opening for a full-time Advertising Account Executive to focus on new business development. Utilizing your strong outside sales experience you will be responsible for: • Achieving monthly, quarterly and annual revenue targets • Prospect new clients, develop and maintain sales opportunities • Conceptualize and execute print and online advertising strategies to address client challenges • Develop and maintain new client relationships through exceptional customer service • Become an expert by developing and maintaining a strong understanding of the company’s products, new marketing technologies and the competitive landscape. This position requires great attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, prioritize work, and the personality to excel in our deadline driven environment. Strong communication skills are essential to your success. The ideal candidate will possess: • A proven track record in new business development • Previous media sales experience • Passion for community involvement • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Willingness to work as part of a winning sales team • Valid B.C. drivers license and reliable vehicle • Self-motivation and a desire to WIN

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RENTALS

HOME SERVICES

1 BR’s - Kerrisdale, great location! Close to shops, transit & schools. $1010-$1165 Available Now. 604-677-3205 www.lougheedproperties.com

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

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Apt/Condos

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

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

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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 2 BR glvl ste, 1 bath, Poplar St/ Marine Dr, nr bus/Superstore, very clean, quiet area, no pets, avail Now, 604-324-7475

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Carpentry

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Cleaning

5725 HOLLAND St. 3 bdrm, 2 ba, w/d, parking, Avail now, no pets, n/s, $2400 nr UBC 778-706-2595 * HOUSE & HOME Cleaning * We are Licensed, Bonded & Insured. $25/hr. 604-700-9218

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 FURN ROOM, Character House, City Hall/Canada line/B-Line, n/s, n/p, shr bath, fem, balcony, ref’s. $525 incl util.879-6072 evenings

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LEGALS 5505

Legal/Public Notices

ALLAN EDMUND DOWD deceased, formerly of 102 -

1551 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1L7, are required to send full particulars of such claims c/o Bell Alliance Lawyers & Notaries Public, Attention: Richard Bell, 201 - 1367 West Broadway, British Columbia, V6H 4A7, on or before May 31, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. – Bell Alliance, Lawyers & Notaries Public, Solicitors.

HELEN PINCOMBE deceased, formerly of 301 -

1412 West 14th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 1R3, are required to send full particulars of such claims c/o Bell Alliance Lawyers & Notaries Public, Attention: Richard Bell, 201 - 1367 West Broadway, British Columbia, V6H 4A7, on or before May 31, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. – Bell Alliance, Lawyers & Notaries Public, 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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EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.puma-cleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376

Legal/Public Notices

LAND PARCEL Sale By Tender SW 17-28-29W1 RM of Shell River, MB. 80 acres. Hay/ Pasture/Bush For Farm/ Recreation/Acreage. Highest or any Tender not necessarily accepted. Closes 05/17/2013 204-937-7054 (Roy). 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 Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Marion Patricia Zaleski, deceased, formerly of 2485 East 51st Ave., Vancouver, BC V5S 1P7, are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor at #24-16760 61 Ave., Surrey, BC V3S 3V3 before Saturday June 1, 2013, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims of which it has notice. Sharon McGregor Executor

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.

TWO LITTLE LADIES. For all your cleaning needs. Lic’d & Insured. Call 778-395-6671

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Concrete

A 1 Retaining Walls, Foundation, Stairs, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free Est. Since 1977. Basile 604-617-5813 CONCRETE Removal / Replace Small jobs okay ● Fence repair Free est. Mario, 604-254-0148 CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas. rate. Call Mario @ 604-764-2726

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Contracting

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

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Drainage

RNC DRAINAGE

−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

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* Hydro Flushing * Perimeter Drainage * Field/Yard Drainage * Sumps/Catch Basins * Foundation Crack Repairs * Compact Excavtor Services Vancouver 604-879-1415 Richmond 604-244-0220 info@hillcrestplumbing.com

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

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Drywall

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

Mike 604-789-5268

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Electrical

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

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Real Estate Services

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Self Employed? Can’t show income? No Down Payment? No Problem? 2.60% 5 year Variable 2.79% 5 year Fixed Martinique Walker, AMP Verico Assent Mortgage Corp Call: 604-984-9159

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Richmond

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

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Surrey

New Westminster

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

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

Need help with your Home Renovation? Find it in the Classifieds!

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

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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

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Condos/ Townhouses

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

For Sale by Owner

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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.

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Houses - Sale

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

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

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Glass Mirrors

ANGEL GLASS, Comm/Res, windows & doors, store fronts,patio doors, mirrors etc. 2837 Kingsway, Van 604-603-9655

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Gutters

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES. Installs, cleaning, repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189

CITYWIDE GUTTERS Continuous gutter installs, leaf protection, new & renos. BBB, Ins.WCB. 604-868-1373 citywidegutters.com

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

Handyperson

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

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

Any project,

BIG

or small...

Find all the help you need in the Home Services section

TROY TEATHER GUTTERS 15% OFF - 604-722-1105

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

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

6020-38

Vancouver East Side

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

6030

6035

Mobile Homes

Surrey

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

6050

Out Of Town Property

NOVA SCOTIA’S Eastern Shore. Waterfront Lots for Sale Excellent Climate Near the Atlantic Ocean. Three Bedroom House for Sale or Rent www.sawmilllanding.com. waterfront@bellaliant.net 1-902-522-2343 1-902-328-4338.

6065

Recreation Property

Lots & Acreage

Real Estate

Chilliwack

8130

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

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6020-01

TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-18

8090

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

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Electrical

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

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

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

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

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

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


HOME SERVICES 8155

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

Akasha Turf Grass Mngt complete lawn restoration, aeration & fert. Res/Comm. $79. 526-6305 HEDGES, SHRUBS, TREE REMOVAL

INSURED, FREE EST.

224-3669

8175

Masonry

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

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

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

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

Auto Finance

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

8160

Spring Services

Driveway, Walkway & Parking Lot

Garage Apron / Speed Bump / Pot Hole Commercial & Residential

604-618-2949

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

8220

Plumbing

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

P-WAT CONSTRUCTION Custom Homes, New Framing, Renos, Additions, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Sundeck, Fences. Great ref, 20+ years experience, Free Estimate. 604 506 7062 email: pwatcon@gmail.com

9160

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

604-537-4140 B&Y MOVING

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

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

FREE ESTIMATES

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

BOOK A JOB AT

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

STAND UP GARDEN SERVICE HEDGES•SHRUBS•TREES Fully Insured • WCB Covered 604-803-7324

8250

604-708-8850

TLL MOVING Local & Long Distance. Good Rates. Licensed & Insured. Call 778-389-6357

8193

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

Off: 604-266-2120 Cell: 604-290-8592 Serving West Side since 1987

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

Exterior • Interior Residential • Comm. • Strata WCB Insured • BBB

604-681-0222

FAIRWAY PAINTING

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

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SADAKA PAINTING Int/Ext, power washing. Call Zoran (604) 723-0502

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 Actual Plumbing & Heating, Boilers, Furnaces, Tankless, Hotwater tanks, 24/7, Seniors Disc. Lic. BBB, 604-874-4808 Heating, Plumbing & Drainage. Insured, WCB. All types of heating & plumbing. 604-839-3537 SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. Insured, BBB member 604-721-6075 Samy

8225 Power Washing Sunshine Pressure Washing WILL BEAT ANY PREVIOUS ESTIMATE

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

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

AMG ROOFING & SIDING

10% Discount. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 778-288-8357 AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189

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

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

604-220•JUNK(5865)

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

9145

Scrap Car Removal

#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 SCRAP CAR PICK UP $$$ 604-700-8241

THE SCRAPPER

20 YARD BINS Avail Now ! We Load or You Load

If you had NOT listed with Craig. No matter what you have to DUPP Q MXHEHGYUUV WPHDDRNUV HVD TUY YSU job done. Just list it and sell it for one low price.

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

732-8453

STUDENT WORKS Disposal & Recycling. Trips start at $49. John 778-288-8009 www.studentworksdisposal.com

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

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(Adele)

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

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

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

CONCRETE FORMING & framing crew specialist available 604-218-3064

2006 MINI Cooper, Grey, 58k, loaded, $16,988. Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900

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

Accelerate your car buying

2H

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

Boats

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9515

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

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

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2006 CHEV Cobalt LT, White, 69k, alloys, power group $6,495. Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

WE CAN FIX IT

High United Construction New build, renos, drywall, tile, stucco, plumbing, patio cover. Big/small. Randy 604-250-1385

WATERPROOF Decking Extreme lasting Membrane, beautiful finishes. 604.600.2747

Domestic

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

Renovations & Home Improvement

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-221-4900

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Roofing

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

8240

Rakes & Ladders.. Lawns, trees, gardens, shrubs. Certified, Ins. & WCB, 604-737-0170 ★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Lawncare, power raking, landscaping, pruning, clean-up, cedar fencing. Terry, 604-726-1931

Renovations • Repairs

9125

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

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

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

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Sports & Imports

FREE ESTIMATES

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

Vans

ASPHALT PAVING

Seniors Discount

Lawn & Garden

9173

A35

8309

Tiling

A to Z CERAMIC TILES Installation, Repairs, Free Est. 604 444-4715 cel 604 805-4319

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Tree Services

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


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Rib Steaks

/lb $ 14.98/kg

Organic

Lean Stew Beef

4lb bag

Non-Medicated

Centre Cut Pork Chops

$1269 $599 $399 /lb $27.98kg

From the Deli

Black Forest Ham

$109 /100g

Certified Organic

Fairtrade Peruvian Yellow

Passion Fruit

$199 each

/lb $13.21kg

Mexican Grown

Baby Seedless Watermelon

$248 each

Bragg

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/lb $8.80kg

Mexican Grown

Roma Tomatoes

98

¢

/lb $2.16kg

Certified Organic

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Striploin Steaks

$499 /lb $10.98kg

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