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he oil pipeline company proposing to twin its pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby has paid $3,500 to be the official opening sponsor of an annual conference this week for municipal politicians. Kinder Morgan Canada’s sponsorship fee guarantees the company a five-minute address to delegates during Wednesday night’s opening of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association in Harrison Hot Springs. But Lexa Hobenshield, a spokesperson for Kinder Morgan, said the company has sponsored the conference for several years and the purpose is not to buy support for the pipeline expansion project. “That’s not what we’re there for,” Hobenshield said. “As a sponsor, we’re there as an organization that supports this event, and it’s an event of stakeholders that are important to us.” She said the delegates are important to Kinder Morgan because many are from municipalities where the pipeline traverses their communities. The company, she added, is in regular touch with municipalities and will be at the conference to answer questions from politicians. Barbara Steele, the president of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association, said there was “serious debate” by the association’s board about Kinder Morgan’s sponsorship this year. But Steele, who is a Surrey city councillor, said the public shouldn’t view Kinder Morgan’s participation as an endorsement of the company’s pipeline proposal. “We do have people on both sides and in the middle of this whole discussion,” she said. “It’s not meant to be an insult to anybody by having them. We think all people should be able to attend and hear all sides. We obviously don’t want anybody boycotting, or anything like that.” Steele pointed out Telus, B.C. Hydro and the B.C. Lottery Corporation are sponsoring other events at the conference. And, she said, some of those agency’s proposals for cell towers, smart meters and casinos have divided local governments over the years. See FREQUENT on page 4


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Complexissuescanleadtovoterapathy PROFESSOR SAYS VOTERS LOSE INTEREST WHEN DECISIONS ARE TOO COMPLICATED SANDRA THOMAS Staff writer

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hy should you vote? Perhaps that’s the wrong question, according to Michael Brydon, a Simon Fraser University academic who studies why people make decisions. A professor with the university’s Beedie School of Business, Brydon says the more important issue is why people should bother to vote. Brydon says voters lose interest when the issues are too complicated. “It has to be something they’re interested in, not pipelines,” he said. “A lot of people don’t feel confident enough or that they have a proper grip on the issues to vote.” Brydon, who is also the elected director of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, said faced with complexity many people simply have faith that betterinformed voters will do the right thing. They also believe their one vote won’t make a difference, so again leave it up to others. “I call it free-riding when people let everyone else do their homework and vote because they can’t be bothered,” said Brydon. “It’s like when people only buy best sellers or order the house wine or sort their purchases on Amazon by most popular.” Brydon describes their behav-

A voter goes to the polls in the 2009 provincial election. An SFU academic who studies decisions says many people assume their vote won’t make a difference and leave voting up to others. file photo Dan Toulgoet iour as “herding.” “People assume there’s no need to vote because they trust others will make rational decisions.” He noted many don’t vote because they see the outcome of an election as a foregone conclusion. “But if everyone in society did that our democratic process would

fall apart,” said Brydon who points to Australia as having high voter turnout. “But in Australia it’s a legal requirement so it’s more of a norm.” Elections B.C. spokesperson Don Main said only 51 per cent of eligible voters cast their ballot in the 2009 provincial election. The

highest voter turnout in B.C. was in 1983 with 70.5 per cent. “But this is not unique to B.C.,” said Main. In an effort to increase voter turnout, Main said Elections B.C. has ensured this province has the most accessible electoral process in the country. Eligible voters in

B.C. can vote at any electoral office in the province, though they have to vote for candidates in their home riding. “You could live in downtown Vancouver and cast your vote in Prince George with a write-in ballot,” said Main. Eligible voters can also vote by mail and at advanced polling stations. (Advance voting begins May 8.) To reach as many voters as possible and to update its voter registration list, Elections B.C. launched a massive campaign this spring where stations were set up at community and recreation centres, at First Nation band offices and on campuses across the province. Canvassers went door-to-door in new subdivisions and housing developments to add people to the voters list. Notices were also mailed to residents, bringing the total number of eligible voters on Elections B.C.’s registration list to 1.9 million. If you’ve moved, you can register at any polling station. Main said to get the word out, Elections B.C. launched a campaign using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as ads on TV, radio, online and in print. Notices were sent to every eligible voter in B.C. For more information on how or where to vote, visit elections. bc.ca. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

‘Frequent mention’ part of sponsorship fee CONTINUED from page 1 Kinder Morgan’s proposal calls for twinning its pipeline and almost tripling its current 300,000 barrels of oil per day capacity to 890,000, which is expected to lead to a dramatic increase in oil tanker traffic in Vancouver waters. NDP leader Adrian Dix, who could be elected premier next week, and Mayor Gregor Robertson have both said they don’t want Vancouver to become a major port for oil exports. Vision Vancouver Coun. Andrea Reimer, who supported the mayor’s motion in May 2012 to reject any “measures that lead to increased oil tanker traffic,” will join fellow Vision councillors Raymond Louie and Heather Deal at the conference. Reimer said Kinder Morgan has done business in Metro Vancouver for many years — the existing pipeline was built almost 60 years ago — and she doesn’t have a problem with

I don’t shy away from “ them being there or the

opportunity to debate the merits of their proposed expansion.

—Coun. Andrea Reimer the company’s presence at the conference. “I don’t shy away from them being there or the opportunity to debate the merits of their proposed expansion,” said

Reimer, noting she will put forward a motion at the conference to call on the B.C. government to develop a so-called greens job plan. “So, obviously, it speaks to where my aspirations are for the province and its economic future.” The opening of the conference will feature a welcoming from Chehalis First Nation band councillor Tim Felix, who said his council hadn’t met to discuss Kinder Morgan’s sponsorship at the conference. “I’ll have to talk to my fellow councillors as well as our elected chief and our community,” he said. “But I haven’t heard too much regarding [Kinder Morgan’s sponsorship].” The sponsorship fee also allows for “frequent mention” of Kinder Morgan during the session, inclusion of a onepage insert in delegate packages and the option of having an “exhibitor/information” table. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings


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Five years later, the news isn’t any better for the poor. Back in 2008, a group of researchers which included the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives published the inaugural “Working for a living wage” report. That report calculated the living wage for Metro Vancouver families at $16.74 an hour. (I’ll

get to the definition of a living wage in a few sentences.) Since then, family costs have continued to go up and changes to government taxes and transfers have meant what you probably already know: it costs more to live. The latest report released last week by the centre for policy alternatives, the child and youth advocacy coalition First Call and the Metro Vancouver Living Wage for Families Campaign concluded that $19.62 is the living wage for a Vancouver family. The living wage is calculated as the hourly rate at which a family with two fulltime earners and two young children can meet its basic expenses (rent, childcare, food and

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transportation) once government taxes, credits, deductions and subsidies have been taken into account. Forfamilieswhoworkforlowwages,theyface impossible choices, according to the report’s authors. Those choices? “Buy clothing or heat the house, feed the children or pay the rent,” the report said. “The result can be spiraling debt, constant anxiety and long-term health problems.” In many cases, the report continued, it means the adults in a family are working long hours, often at two or three jobs, to pay for basic needs. “They have little time to spend with their family, much less to help their children with school

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Sam Harrison is too young to vote in the May 14 provincial election, but that’s not stopping him from holding political candidates accountable about B.C.’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in half by the year 2020. Kids for Climate Action is putting all political parties on the hot seat on their climate policy. Their goal is to push party leaders to answer questions on pipelines, liquid natural gas or LNG development and the carbon tax. Kids for Climate Action is non-partisan but Harrison wants residents of B.C. to see climate as a voting issue when they go to the polls. “We are telling people to consider climate change when they vote because if candidates want to get elected they need to start listening to people,” said Harrison. Last Sunday Kids for Climate Action went knocking on doors in the Vancouver-Kingsway riding of NDP leader Adrian Dix. The group also brought a translator to speak with non-English residents in the neighbourhood. “We got 35 youth volunteers to knock on doors and we put

up signs in Dix’s riding. We want him to know that climate change is an important issue,” said Harrison. “The NDP doesn’t have a stance on coal expansion and exports and they are pro LNG. It’s incompatible with the 2020 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” Carol Lee, a representative from the Magee Secondary School Student Vote Initiative Team, said “students grow up with saving the environment messages so when a party supports something like fracking, this surprises students.” Student Vote has worked in schools for 10 years, collaborating with teachers and Elections B.C. Its mandate is to provide B.C.’s elementary and high schools with resources for educators to teach democracy and citizenship. Across B.C. on May 13, the day before the election, 760 schools — including more than 70 in Vancouver — will hold a parallel election for students under voting age. Students will cast their ballots on May 13 and the vote will be compared to the real thing happening the next day. “Students are excited because the whole school is involved, it kind of bonds us together,” Lee said. ttthill@hotmail.com

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ELECTION QUESTIONS The Riley Park South Cambie Community Visions Committee has sent candidates running in the Fairview, Langara and Vancouver-Kensington ridings in the B.C. election a list of questions it wants answered before May 14. Some of the questions put to the candidates in the survey include, would the candidates support of a full review of the 15-acre Little Mountain Housing development; would they support the inclusion of affordable housing for working families, both market and non-market; and would they support full disclosure of the price of the land and terms of the redevelopment, among others. The letter, signed by Allan Buium, chair of the Riley Park South Cambie steering committee, was copied to the Courier as well as to Christy Clark, Adrian Dix, John Cummins and Jane Sterk.

COMMISSIONER ON A MISSION Vision Vancouver commissioner Trevor Loke wants the park board to take the lead to ensure Vancouver becomes the “world’s most inclusive jurisdiction for trans and gendervariant communities…”

Loke is bringing forward a motion May 13 asking that the park board establish the Trans and Gender-Variant Working Group with a mandate to achieve the goal of inclusion through signs and literature, public spaces (such as washrooms and change rooms), human resources training and staff policies, programming (including “all-bodies” events) and public and community partnerships. Loke believes it’s time to turn the board’s attention towards becoming the world’s most inclusive jurisdiction for trans and gender-variant communities. Loke says there are systematic barriers that exist for individuals whose gender identity doesn’t conform to traditional spaces and programs. He adds, the park board has already taken steps to increase universal access to public spaces, some of which are gender neutral. I would be delighted should Vancouver achieve this goal, but with park board resources maxed to the limit, some people might wonder why isn’t the city using its staff time and resources to create a working group, perhaps led by Loke whose intentions are obviously honourable. The park board has borne much of the brunt of the city’s recent policy to stop the duplication of services to save money, so wouldn’t it make sense to have its committee representing Vancouver’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities take the lead on this? sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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lanced at a campaign brochure this week from Oak Bay-Gordon Head. The candidate’s main pitch was the “lack of wholesome government, irresponsible promises and inaccurate and distasteful TV advertising which generates fear and mistrust.” Standard fare. Then I realized it was from 1983. Progressive Conservative Irvin K. Burbank also had some thoughts about the “lack of informed, courteous and productive debate in the legislature.” He didn’t make the cut back then, but his handout shows how little some things change. The Legislative Library has filing cabinets full of campaign brochures and ads going back decades. It’s a traipse down memory lane that shows the tried and true themes — “more strong leadership,” “throw the bums out” — never get old. There have been some changes, though. The Provincial Party devoted two pages of its 1923 platform to the “Oriental Menace.” It said B.C. is the “principal sufferer” from Oriental immigration increases and their resulting intrusion into the mercantile world. It demanded an end to “Oriental farmers’ control of the truck farming industry,” by barring them from owning or leasing land. They got 24 per cent of the vote and elected three MLAs. One 1950s brochure had a screamer about the “Port Mann Deal.” “The Liberal tirade of personal abuse regarding the Port Mann Deal is the raving of a baffled, beaten bunch of cornered political jugglers who see their end in sight.” Port Mann deals or bridges are always good for an argument. There are two separate troves in the file cabinets that mark historic electoral times. One drawer holds a wealth of B.C. Social Credit doorstep handouts through the 1960s that illustrates how that party managed to hang onto power for 20 years. “Social Credit Builds While Others Talk” is the header on one typical brochure. W.A.C Bennett’s profile is in the forefront of a picture of a dam under construction. Every page is jammed full of pictures of construction projects. There’s a vivid before-and-after set of pictures that shows where the phrase “blacktop politics” originated. “Before” is a drawing of a rutted wagon trail hugging the edge of a frontier canyon. “After” — meaning after the Socred highways ministry worked its miracles — it’s a new highway with gentle curves leading off to a brighter tomorrow. “The highway construction program of your province since 1952 has been the greatest per capita of any area in the free world. Your Social Credit government has taken the unfulfilled promises of past governments … and transformed them into solid realities of new highways and bridges.” The party kept a running tally of miles paved and rivers crossed. They boasted 250 new bridges by the mid-’60s, “most of them permanent steel and concrete structures.” But that progress was threatened. “Creeping socialism is going to take away many of our benefits, if we do not become more involved in political life.” And W.A.C. himself tells 1966 voters it’s the most clear-cut choice in B.C. history — “growth, development, jobs and social justice under competitive free enterprise, or stagnation and decay under state socialism.” Another drawer has many of the handouts hitting on the themes that worked for the New Democratic Party during its historic win in 1972. “Dave Barrett. Not a wily politician. Not a dictatorial boss. Just a man who cares about people. A man who cares enough to spend his life in the world of politics, fighting for people.” The pamphlet recounts how he wants “an end to poverty in this resource-rich province” and an “end to a government that has turned neighbour against neighbour, creating hostility and conflict for its own political advantage.” The NDP backhandedly acknowledged the growth during the ’50s and ’60s, but said it had fizzled out. “Life may be beautiful for B.C.’s jet set, but for most families it’s filled with problems that aren’t being solved by an old and tired government.” There’s also a 1975 NDP ad featuring endorsements from Susan Jacks, Arthur Erickson, Bruno Gerussi and David Suzuki — “It’s inconceivable that people would replace the Barrett government that so obviously cares about people with a party which is so clearly committed to profit and greed.” The hot-button issues change over the years, but the currents underneath remain the same. lleyne@timescolonist.com

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Consent to see Dissolve

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bout five years into performing her hit play Dissolve, playwright and actor Meghan Gardiner recalls a young man approaching her after the show to ask her questions about consent. It was an atypical moment. It’s usually emotionally distraught teenage girls and young women realizing that what had happened to Gardiner had happened to them and finally understanding that being in a drugged state in no way translates into consent. “He hadn’t realized that what he did might have been wrong,” Gardiner told me. “He asked me what consent was.” For Gardiner, it was just as traumatic and emotional a moment as when girls would cry in front of her after a show. “It was a powerful moment.... It was also a little overwhelming.” The man wanted to know that if he had sex with a girl who was too drunk to remember what had transpired, would that be considered assault. Gardiner thought long and hard before answering and decided to hold him accountable. “Yes,” she told him, “I think you did [assault her].” “I didn’t think less of him, but more of him for asking the question… This can be a very grey area and there are men and boys walking around not realizing they are rapists.” Gardiner wrote the play, which started as an assignment for her UBC theatre class, for her and other women. But the exchange with the young man made her realize Dissolve is also required viewing for men. That was at least five years ago. Gardiner has been touring Dissolve, which critics have called alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, to theatres and schools across the country to great acclaim. She last performed it when she was eight months pregnant. Dissolve will go on with a new actress (Emmelia Gordon, who performs the play and all of its 14 characters May 20 to 24 at CBC Studio 700), which is a thrill for Gardiner, who is ready to move onto other projects. The play’s success is bittersweet for Gardiner. While it has provided her with a good income, its continuing success means the crime of drugfacilitated sexual assault continues. The stats bear that out. Vancouver Rape Relief states that 25 per cent of the women who contact them for help were drugged by their attacker. About 40 per cent of women who contact SMART, the Surrey Mobile Assault Response Team, have been drugged. The majority of sexual assaults reported to police are by individuals between the ages 15-24, according to the Canadian Centre for Justice (CCJ). The date rape drugs — Rohypnol, GHB, Ketamine — are usually tasteless and odourless and one of them can be made at home. Their effects leave victims with confusion, delerium and memory loss, which is what happened to Gardiner after having one drink at a house party 13 years ago this week. She lost 13 hours and woke up next to someone she had known for years. (In a 2007 study by the CCJ, 82 per cent of cases reported to the police showed that the victim and the offender knew one another.) Because she didn’t know what had happened to her, Gardiner drove to a clinic, complaining of queasiness and had her blood tested, which confirmed that there was something other than alcohol in her system. When she confronted her perpetrator, he said, “I didn’t know you were drugged. I just thought you were drunk.” One lesson she’d like to impart to teenagers and young adults when they’re planning a night out is to have a game plan and stick with it. If you see a friend who’s acting out of character after only one drink, step in. Being a passive bystander can no longer cut it. Gardiner’s play has attracted the attention of the law. Wendy van Tongeren, a Crown prosecutor who specializes in the prosecution of crimes against vulnerable persons and sex crimes, bought 40 tickets to Dissolve to give to professionals who provide services to the public related to sex crimes. She wants them to “review the play as a possible training tool on the complexities integral to the crimes (related to eye witnesses and parties to the crimes),” she said in an email. “I anticipate the play will help caregivers, investigators and prosecutions understand the different perspectives…. In the case of at least two agencies attending the play, we have agreed to follow up with training sessions to discuss the law and practical forensic matters highlighted in the performance’s content.” In our digital world, photographic evidence is a double-edged sword as we have seen in the Rehtaeh Parsons’ case. Nobody knows that more than van Tongeren. “Ironically, the photos can be helpful to the police as images of the crime scene (a feature uncharacteristic of most crimes) but often they merely release unbearable harassment from SNS (Social Networking Site) enthusiasts, are misinterpreted, and raise false hope for victims and investigators alike,” van Tongeren said. “To investigate and prosecute the crimes committed within these scenarios is complicated.” If you have a child at home, go see Dissolve and if they’re a teenager, take them with you. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/345808 for tickets. fhughes@vancourier.com twitter.com/HughesFiona

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LAWN BOWLERS PAY THEIR OWN WAY

‘PRIVACY BREACH’ A LIGHT-HEARTED EMAIL EXCHANGE

Dr. John Aveline, Vancouver

To the editor: Re: “City worker alleges privacy breach,” May 1. I am one of the community association presidents engaged in facilitated negotiations toward renewal of the Joint Operating Agreement (“JOA”) with Park Board. I was not copied on the email in question but it appears to be a light-hearted and unguarded exchange between association presidents and it is not at all clear that a breach of privacy occurred. Prior to the schism between negotiating and non-negotiating associations, such an issue would likely have been discussed and probably resolved in discussion between the presidents – sadly, without prejudice, we now “lawyer-up.” The last two paragraphs of the article and associated emails imply that the negotiating community associations sympathize with “…the city’s plan to centralize control of the 23 community centres and redistribute revenues…” This statement is incorrect! Let me be crystal clear on this point — the negotiating associations are all against centralized control and redistribution or pooling of centres’ revenues. We recognize that the current JOA is some 40 years old and needs renewal. A lot has changed over 40 years, including; many aspects of the law and financial control, the expectations of various levels of government and the public, demographics, media and community engagement. The issues under negotiation are complexly interwoven and our various positions not easily resolved but progress is being made. Finally, the phrase “have-

To the editor: Re: “Lawn bowlers get sweet deal,” Letters, May 1. Mr. Brissette’s letter regarding the perceived drain on park board funds that the city’s Lawn Bowls clubs cause requires an informed response. Clubs do pay rent of $1 per year, but they require virtually no maintenance on the part of park board. The clubs originally owned their own property and decided in the 1950s to turn their land over to the city in exchange for that $1 rent. Clubs are completely responsible for the maintenance of their bowling greens, surrounds, gardens and clubhouses. On top of that, the Granville Park Club recently completed a quarter of a million dollars of repairs and upgrades and not a penny was paid by the Vancouver Park Board (the money, which represents about six years of operating budgets, was raised through the efforts and generosity of its members). All of Vancouver’s lawn bowls clubs are private clubs, but they all run as not-for-profit ventures and they welcome anyone who is interested in joining. Mr. Brissette mentions the rising costs to youth of sports such as soccer and baseball. As a father of two young daughters I well know these costs. For a 12 year old, it costs $280 to play recreational soccer, but only $50 to play the sport of bowls. In fact, bowls clubs offer the people of Vancouver one of the most economical recreations available. The value of the clubs is considerable and their cost to the city is negligible. I would invite Mr. Brissette to come out to my home club of Kerrisdale to see for himself all that the sport of bowls offers.

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not” is pejorative and deeply resented by communities such as Thunderbird. We have site restrictions and a catchment demographic that limit our community centre’s ability to generate revenue. Most of Thunderbird’s program offerings are subsidized by the Neighbourhood Association Board, to best serve our diverse community.

Mike Bradley, President, Thunderbird Community Association

MUSHY MIDDLE MIGHT SAVE US

To the editor:

Re: “Stuck in the middle with you,” April 24. A long time ago in the study of evolutionary biology, the concept of convergent evolution was put forward to explain the odd way in which a restrictive environment forces various relatively unrelated species toward a common, almost idealized design. Hence dolphins, tuna and ichthyosaurs and penguins all are nicely streamlined. The same is true in automobile design and even politics. Mr. Claxton shouldn’t be surprised by this phenomenon, however. Whether this political move to the centre by disparate parties of the Left or Right will “keep the middle class ticking along” remains to be seen. I would argue that having as many people (and governments) sitting in the “mushy middle” might be just the ticket for survival when the next crash occurs. At the moment, I wonder if the middle class and political middle ground will exist by the end of this decade, so increasingly determined (and violent) are the tribes of Man, be they ideologically driven in politics, religion or economics. Paul Baumann, Vancouver

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news B.C. parties grilled on poverty reduction plans NDP COMMITS TO LEGISLATION, LIBERALS ARGUE ECONOMY IS KEY MIKE HOWELL Staff writer

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or Adrienne Montani, the statistics on poverty in a province that boasts of its riches is staggering: more than half a million people are considered poor, with 87,000 of those children. “It’s actually quite a startling figure and I think it’s because it’s so hidden,” said Montani, the provincial coordinator of First Call, a child and youth advocacy coalition of more than 90 provincial organizations.

Though homeless people are included in the statistics, Montani said the numbers crunched by Statistics Canada largely reflect the working poor and their families. “So it’s people really on the edge — getting evicted, having to move, looking for cheaper accommodation, being behind in their bills, being in debt,” added Montani, a former Vancouver school trustee. So what is government going to do about it? That’s a question First Call put to political parties running candidates in the May 14 provincial election. More specifically, First Call wants to know will a party, if elected to rule, implement a “comprehensive poverty

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reduction plan.” The Greens, the Liberals and the NDP all replied and First Call released the parties’ responses this week on the organization’s website. The B.C. Conservative Party didn’t respond. Only the NDP said they would commit to a plan to reduce poverty that would include legislated targets and timelines. The NDP promises to invest $210 million in a B.C. Family Bonus Program to provide up to $829 annually to low and modest income families. The party will also allow a child maintenance exemption for single parents with children on income assistance and double the earnings exemption for people who receive employable benefits. “We still want to see this legislated plan that would hold us all to account,” said Montani, noting the new premier or a cabinet minister should be tasked with overseeing the plan. The Liberals, as their leader Christy Clark has repeated many times in the campaign, believe the best way to lift children out of poverty is to ensure their parents have a job. “We do not believe that we can legislate away poverty,” according to the Liberals’ response. The Liberals say they have taken major steps to reduce child poverty, “including efforts to strengthen the economy and create jobs and targeting investments to better support low income families and those at risk of poverty.” TheLiberalscontendapproximately75,000childrenhavebeen lifted out of poverty since 2003 and B.C.’s child poverty rate is at its second lowest point in the past 20 years. But Montani pointed out a recent study showed B.C. has the second highest poverty rate in Canada and led the country in that category for eight consecutive years. Also, she said, from 2001 to 2003, the child poverty rate increased by 35 per cent in B.C. “We could have met a lot more progress if we hadn’t gone up so high,” Montani said. The Greens believe creating a “guaranteed livable income”, which would replace all existing income assistance programs, would remove “systemic barriers” that keep people poor, untrained, unemployed or underemployed. “When access to assistance is streamlined, the result is a more efficient system and a better quality of life,” said the Greens in their response. Montani said the cost of implementing a poverty reduction plan has been estimated at up to $4 billion per year over the $8 billion spent on emergency services, health care and the justice system. “It would save us half of that every year if we put in place some of these more preventative look-up-stream kind of measures,” she added. mhowell@vancourier.com FUTURE SHOP - CORRECTION NOTICE NEWSPAPER RETRACTION FOR THE FUTURE SHOP MAY 3 CORPORATE FLYER

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THE ISSUES

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ho to vote for on May 14. Maybe you’ve already made up your mind. Maybe you’re undecided. Or, maybe the daily barrage of media coverage and the dizzying array of promises and financial numbers rolled out by political parties has left you confused/exhausted/bitter and you’re more interested in tuning in to the NHL hockey playoffs. That’s understandable. But if your day involves taking transit, finding childcare or you’re saddened by the sight of the homeless guy in your neighbourhood, this provincial election could have an effect on how your day will look after a new government is sworn in. Same goes for those of you fed up with a city hall dominated by the voices of a few political parties that happen to be heavily funded by developers and unions. The need to implement a regional police force to prevent another missing and murdered women tragedy is another topic that is top of mind for residents. A potential increase in tanker traffic in Vancouver waters, calls for improvements in education and the dearth of mental health and drug treatment facilities are others. With so many issues facing voters, and to better understand what’s at stake for Vancouverites in this election, the Courier quizzed party leaders and candidates from the Liberals, NDP, Greens and Conservatives on five topics relevant to city dwellers. Three of those topics — transit, homelessness and electoral reform — are featured in these pages, with regional policing and childcare outlined in a longer online version of this story at vancourier.com.

TRANSIT As readers will know, Mayor Gregor Robertson is pushing for a $2.8 billion subway to run from Commercial Drive underneath the Broadway corridor to the University of B.C. His reason: The corridor is North America’s busiest bus route, with an estimated 500,000 transit riders passed up every year along that stretch because of the demand on the transit system. As well, studies show employment and population along the corridor is expected to grow by 150,000 in the

next 30 years and the completion of the Evergreen Line in the summer of 2016 will see a 25 per cent increase in passengers arriving at the Broadway/Commercial hub. “Our transportation system is not ready — it’s not even close,” said Robertson at a recent press conference. The Liberals say a referendum is the best way to gauge whether residents are willing to pay for a subway and other transit upgrades in the Lower Mainland, including in Surrey where mayor Dianne Watts wants a $1.8 billion light rail transit system. “We’ve always said that any transit plan for the Lower Mainland must be regionally sourced, it must be affordable and it must be supported,” said Liberal leader Christy Clark on the day her party unveiled its platform. “What better way to make sure it’s supported than to put it to a referendum.” The NDP’s Harry Bains, who was his party’s transportation critic in the previous term, said a referendum shirks the duties of politicians and further delays much-needed transit upgrades. “It’s a complete abrogation of your responsibility,” said Bains, who is seeking re-election in Surrey-Newton. “We politicians are elected to make decisions, regardless of how tough they are.” Bains said his party’s plan to tackle transit problems would first begin by reinstating an elected board of politicians at TransLink. Former Liberal transportation minister Kevin Falcon stripped municipal politicians of their powers in 2008, after he accused them of infighting and delaying projects. The current structure, where a mayors’ council reports to a non-elected board, isn’t working, said Bains, noting sustainable funding options for transit would be better reached by municipal leaders who also make land-use decisions. The NDP says it will take an estimated $200 million a year by rolling back tax breaks corporations received from the carbon tax fund and share some of that money with an elected TransLink board for transit projects. “It’s a better sustainable option than what we have now,” Bains said. Green Party leader Jane Sterk said her party “is not a mega-project kind of party in its thinking.” That said, the Liberals’ idea of a referendum has its merits, she added. “I do agree with the ability of citizens to have a say in

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

“We’ve always said that any plan for the Lower Mainland must be regionally sourced, it must be affordable and it must be supported. What better way to make sure it’s supported than to put it to a referendum.” — Christy Clark, Liberal leader

“[Banning union and corporate campaign contributions] would be one of the issues we would ask the legislative committee to address. I think the principles at the provincial level should be good to apply to the municipal level.” — Adrian Dix, NDP leader

“TransLink’s not accountable to anybody — that’s the problem. There has to be some accountability built into that system if you’re going to operate in a fiscally responsible way.” — John Cummins, Conservative leader

“If we had all of our police responsible to the people of British Columbia instead of a swath of them responsible to Ottawa, then you would have the ability to look at best practices for how you create a healthy police plan throughout the province.” — Jane Sterk, Green leader


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The issues that matter these large expenditures, which is what a referendum does,” Sterk said. But if a referendum was to take place, she wants to see more research on cheaper transit options such as light rail and ensure citizens have the details before they vote. The Greens, she said, favour transit that helps shape neighbourhoods rather than running kilometres and kilometres of SkyTrain track that contribute to sprawl. The Greens also want councils set up in neighbourhoods where citizens identify transit needs and bring their recommendations to decision makers. “Ultimately, we have to get people working and living close to each other,” Sterk said. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins said his party is opposed to a referendum because it doesn’t establish priorities for transit. Like Bains, Cummins advocates a better governance model at TransLink and he believes the mayors’ council is ineffective because final decisions are made by a nonelected board. “TransLink’s not accountable to anybody — that’s the problem,” he said. “There has to be some accountability built into that system if you’re going to operate in a fiscally responsible way.” While he recognizes Vancouver and Surrey are in need of transit upgrades, Cummins said there has to be a continued pursuit of more sustainable funding options to stabilize transit. Road pricing, a vehicle registration fee, gas, property and carbon taxes have all been debated by politicians as funding tools for transit. “We need more public discussion on these things and government has to take some action,” he added.

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HOMELESSNESS Despite its riches and its beauty, Vancouver still has a significant homeless problem. The City of Vancouver’s homeless count in 2012 found that 1,602 people were considered homeless, with the majority residing in some form of shelter. Preliminary statistics released in April from the 2013 count showed a slight decrease in the number of people sleeping on the streets but it’s unclear how many were residing in shelters. A full report is expected to go before city council sometime in May. The Liberals, led by Rich Coleman as housing minister, say they’ve made gains in reducing the number of people sleeping on the streets. They’ve done so, Coleman said, by buying and renovating more than 20 single-room-occupancy hotels, funding new housing and shelters and making a commitment to build 14 supportive housing buildings on city property. When all 14 buildings are completed, at least 1,500 new units will have been added to the city’s supportive housing stock. But what’s next — and are the Liberals committed to a second phase of funding more projects on city property?

“We’ll assess it as we come through,” Coleman said in February. “Obviously, the objective is to look at the [homeless] numbers and I think we’re pretty close in the numbers.” The Liberals say in their platform that they’ve invested $3.2 billion to provide affordable housing for low-income people, seniors and families in B.C. The party says 21,000 new housing units have been completed, are under development or have funding committed, including the Little Mountain development that will see the replacement of more than 200 social housing units. The NDP says it will build up to 1,500 units every year of affordable non-profit, co-operative and rental housing for low and moderate income families and seniors. The party isn’t clear how many units will be built in Vancouver. It will pay for it by leveraging the existing $250 million Housing Endowment Fund to secure money from local governments, the private sector and the non-profit and cooperative housing sectors. In addition, the NDP says it will increase access to mental health and addiction services and implement a poverty reduction strategy with legislated targets and timelines. The Greens’ Sterk said her party proposes putting one per cent of the provincial budget towards building more housing. The party has long touted a “guaranteed livable income” that would replace all income assistance programs and ensure people living below the poverty line would not be taxed. It would be paid for by reducing the number of ministries and bureaucrats in Victoria. “That’s the only way that we’re going to actually address poverty,” Sterk said. “Once you address that, then it gives

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Continued from page 13 people more choice about housing. There’s always going to be a need for some government-sponsored housing but if people had a guaranteed livable income, there is not as high a need for such sponsored housing.” Cummins and the Conservatives want to see more money directed at mental health and addictions to address homelessness. Cummins said there is no “magic bullet” to reduce homelessness but many people without a home are suffering from a mental illness, an addiction, or both. “At this point, I think it’s a matter of staying the course and trying to provide the accommodation necessary,” he said of the need for housing. “But when we talk about homelessness, we can’t separate it from the mental health component.”

ELECTORAL REFORM Electoral reform is a topic that might have you turn the page or search out another story to read. But consider this. There are many of you — we know who you are because you’ve called us to complain — who have attended a meeting of council, school board or park board and left thinking the ruling party had already made up its mind long before a vote was taken. Where’s the independent voice, you ask. As the history of civic politics in this city shows, getting elected as an independent is a rare event in Vancouver, unless your name is Carole Taylor. It’s a fact that unless a candidate hitches her or his wagon to a wellfunded party machine, the chances of getting elected are slim to none. But what if there was a ban on union and corporate donations to civic parties and there were limits on how much a candidate could spend on a campaign? All three of the city’s mainstream parties — Vision Vancouver, the NPA and COPE — want that to happen but are waiting for the provincial government to take some action. The Liberals have said they were going to make changes after the Local Government Elections Task Force report released in May 2010 recommended sweeping reforms for civic elections. Liberal Bill Bennett was the co-chair of the task force and minister responsible for local government. Until the campaign began in April, Bennett held the same cabinet post and said on the day the Liberals unveiled their platform that electoral reform should be in place for the 2014 municipal election. “You will see expense limits, you’ll see a dramatically different legislative framework for local government elections all across the province,” he said. But when the report was released in 2010, it was panned by Vancouver politicians who noted the task force didn’t recommend limits on contributions to campaigns. Nor did it

propose a ban on union and corporate donations or frequent disclosure of donations. Asked about exactly what would be implemented, Bennett said it will be based on recommendations in the report, which exclude the provisions requested by Vancouver city council. “I wouldn’t say to you that I could guarantee that it’s exactly what was recommended in the task force report but it is very, very consistent,” Bennett said of the legislation his party was working on prior to the campaign. NDP leader Adrian Dix came out early in his party’s campaign to call for a ban on union and corporate donations to candidates running in a provincial election. Dix told the Courier in a scrum during the campaign that he wants to see the same ban at the municipal level. “That would be one of the issues we would ask the legislative committee to address,” said Dix, noting the Liberals failed to implement changes recommended in the task force’s report. “I think the principles at the provincial level should be good to apply to the municipal level. But you want to work with municipal governments, as well, to see that that happens.” He didn’t elaborate on what other reforms would be implemented. Sterk said she doesn’t trust the Liberals to ever introduce any electoral reform measures at the municipal level. Sterk supports changes to municipal campaigns that take the big money out of civic politics and allow independents to have a better chance at winning a seat. The Greens are proponents of the single transferable vote system, or STV, designed to achieve proportional representation through ranked voting. It works this way: If a voter’s preferred candidate has no chance of being elected or has enough votes already, that citizen’s vote is then transferred to another candidate of a voter’s choice. Cummins said electoral reform at the municipal level is long overdue, especially in expensive campaigns run in Vancouver and Surrey. “Donors can be extremely generous to councillors, to mayors and I think at times they’re fully expecting that their best interest — which is not in the community’s best interest — is going to be addressed,” he said. Cummins pointed out that one of the first policies he announced upon becoming leader of his party was a ban on union and corporate donations for provincial campaigns. Like Dix, Cummins believes that same ban should be imposed at the municipal level to end the relationship between wealthy donors and politicians. mhowell@vancourier.com

It’s a fact that unless a candidate hitches his or her wagon to a well-funded party machine, the chances of being elected are slim to none.

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Voting for Beginners British Columbia was the first province in Canada to establish fixed election dates and they now take place on the second Tuesday in May every four years. Only slightly more than half of eligible voters — 50.99 per cent — bothered to turn out for the last one, which saw the since-departed Gordon Campbell elected to a third straight term as premier. If you didn’t vote last time around and aren’t aware of just how simple a process it is to participate in the democratic process, here’s what you need to know: To cast a ballot in the province’s 40th general election May 14, you must be a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years old on Election Day, a B.C. resident for the past six months, registered in the electoral district where you reside and, last but not least, never have been found guilty of election fraud. Voter registration online or by phone is no longer available but can still be done in person. It makes things quicker if you bring the yellow “Where To Vote” card recently sent in the mail but you can also sign up on the spot. Elections B.C., the nonpartisan office of the legislature in charge of running the show, has also made changes to make the process easier

in an attempt to offset increasing voter apathy. The steps include allowing people to vote at any point 28 days before the election at any district electoral office in the province, not just at the polling station closest to their home, and loosening up the requirements for acceptable ID needed to cast a ballot. A government-issued document such as a B.C. driver’s licence, B.C. Identification Card (BCID), B.C. Services Card or Certificate of Indian Status is all you need to vote, otherwise two pieces of secondary ID are needed that can include a printed electronic bill statement or a medical prescription, including those listed on pill bottles or inhalers. At least one piece of ID must show your residential address. Advance voting at a variety of wheelchairaccessible locations is also available May 8 to 11 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. To find the nearest voting poll stations, visit elections.bc.ca or call 1-800-661-8683. Elections B.C. has also created an app that can be downloaded onto an iPhone or iPad showing the closest polling stations. The possibility of voting online in future elections remains a possibility and an interim report on the idea is expected to be ready by this summer.


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Ridings to Watch Vancouver False Creek

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This is only the second time this riding has been up for grabs after the former Vancouver-Burrard riding was dissolved to divvy up downtown. Liberal candidate Sam Sullivan, a former NPA mayor of Vancouver, is a relentless campaigner, although NDP candidate Matt Toner, a digital media producer and political newcomer, could possibly win the seat if enough False Creek residents decide they don’t want to be represented by a career politician whose mayoral term ended by defeat by his own party.

Premier Christy Clark barely squeaked past the NDP’s David Eby in a 2011 byelection triggered after Gordon Campbell stepped down. The riding is a traditional Liberal party stronghold and it’s possible some voters didn’t bother to vote because they assumed she would win it easily. If they all come out to the polls this time, the premier is likely to keep her seat, but if voters feel they’re being taken for granted by Clark — who refused riding debate invitations in both campaigns — Point Grey could find itself going orange.

Fairview is a quintessential swing riding, with close results in the last two elections as well as a 2008 byelection triggered after former NDP MLA Gregor Robertson decided he wanted to be mayor. Incumbent Liberal candidate Margaret MacDiarmid has sparked controversy through her portfolios as education minister and health minister and she faces a tough NDP opponent in George Heyman, a former president of the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union and executive director of the Sierra Club of B.C.

Liberal MLA Kash Heed defeated NDP candidate Gabriel Yiu by less than 750 votes in 2009 after a nasty campaign. Heed was later fined $8,000 for exceeding his campaign spending limit and he resigned as solicitor general. Yiu is once again running as the NDP candidate, this time against former NPA mayoral candidate Suzanne Anton and former Green party park board commissioner Stuart Mackinnon, both of whom have high profiles within the city.

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Option 1 A single document issued by the Government of BC or Canada that contains the voter’s name, photograph and residential address, such as a BC driver’s licence, BC Identification Card (BCID), or BC Services Card. Option 2 A Certificate of Indian Status as issued by the Government of Canada. Option 3 Two documents that together show the voter’s name and residential address. Both documents must show the voter’s name. At least one of the documents must also contain the voter’s residential address. Please note: Digital or electronic documents (e.g. e-bills) are acceptable. Hand-written information on a document, photocopies or electronic scans/photos of a paper document are not acceptable. The following are examples of the document types authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer for the purposes of voter identification (the list of documents is illustrative, not exhaustive). Other specific documents (not listed below) may be authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer. For questions about the acceptability of a specific document, please contact Elections BC. Government-issue identity document Examples: healthcare card, birth certificate, Social Insurance Card, passport, citizenship document/certificate, Old Age Security Identification Card, Canadian Forces identification, Firearm Acquisition Certificate, firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence, Veterans Affairs Canada Health Care Identification Card, Correctional Service Canada Offender Identification Card. Other government-issue document Examples: property tax assessment, income tax assessment notice, government cheque, government cheque stub, statement of employment insurance benefits paid, Canada Child Tax Benefit Statement, statement of Canada Pension Plan benefits, statement of Old Age Security. School/college/university-issue document Examples: admissions letter, report card, transcript, residence acceptance/confirmation, tuition/fees statement, student card.

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Vancouver-Langara 203-8268 Granville St Vancouver, BC (604) 713-0313

Vancouver-False Creek 202-1265 Howe St Vancouver, BC (604) 775-0529

Vancouver-Mount Pleasant 100-27 W Pender St Vancouver, BC (604) 660-2662

Vancouver-Fraserview 100-625 W Kent Ave N Vancouver, BC (604) 660-3444

Vancouver-Point Grey 2146 W Broadway Vancouver, BC (604) 775-0538

Vancouver-Hastings 1995 Boundary Rd Vancouver, BC (604) 664-7849

Vancouver-Quilchena 203-4255 Arbutus St Vancouver, BC (604) 660-2521

Vancouver-Kensington 205-5550 Fraser St Vancouver, BC (604) 660-3207

Vancouver-West End 602-1281 W Georgia St Vancouver, BC (604) 775-0064

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Vancouver Fairview INCUMBENT

Margaret MacDiarmid ●

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40, 680

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Kash Heed ●

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39, 015

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CANDIDATES

CANDIDATES

● SUZANNE ANTON

● GEORGE HEYMAN

George Heyman, a longtime union leader and environmentalist, was the unexpected winner in an October nomination battle against Vision Vancouver city councillor Geoff Meggs. A former president of the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union, Heyman recently stepped down from his position as executive director of the Sierra Club of B.C. to run for office.

● MATTHEW PEDLEY

A licensed pilot, Matthew Pedley earned an electrical engineering degree from UBC and now works for BC Hydro helping to develop more energy efficient equipment.

Vancouver False Creek INCUMBENT

Mary McNeil ●

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33, 570

2009 vote %

56 28 0 13 3

CANDIDATES

● SAM SULLIVAN

A former NPA mayor of Vancouver (2005-2008), Sam Sullivan narrowly beat former two-term Vancouver-Burrard MLA Lorne Mayencourt to represent the riding after incumbent Liberal MLA Mary McNeil chose not to run again. Sullivan is president of the Global Civic Policy Society and adjunct professor with the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

● MATT TONER

MattToner is the head of a digital production studio in Gastown, and has taught classes at the Vancouver Film School, SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology and the Centre for Digital Media. The rookie politician was considered the underdog in a November nomination race he won against Vision Vancouver park board commissioner Constance Barnes.

● DANIEL TSEGHAY

Daniel Tseghay is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Georgia Straight, the Tyee, rabble.ca, the Toronto Star and THIS Magazine.

● IAN TOOTILL

Civic affairs watchdog and motorcycle parking proponent Ian Tootill is running as an independent after being fired as the Conservative candidate over indelicate Twitter comments.

● SAL VETRO

Sal Vetro is the sole Vancouver candidate for the B.C. First party, a new party born out of the grassroots fight to get rid of the HST two years ago. Vetro also ran in the 2001 provincial election for the now-defunct Unity Party.

● JAMES FILIPPELLI

James Filippelli is the founder and president of Your Political Party, whose platform platform calls for more transparency and accountability in government. He also ran in Port Moody ridings in the 2005 and 2009 elections.

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● MARGARET MACDIARMID

Margaret MacDiarmid is the current Minister of Health, having previously served as Minister of Education and Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government. A family physician for more than two decades, she won her first seat in the legislature after defeating NDP MLA Jenn McGinn in 2009.

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West Side resident Suzanne Anton, who lost the nomination bid to Andrew Wilkinson to be the new Liberal candidate for Vancouver-Quilchena, is taking another shot in this riding after the incumbent MLA chose not to run again. A lawyer and former NPA mayoral candidate, she has nine years of service in Vancouver as a councillor and park board commissioner.

● GABRIEL YIU

Originally from Hong Kong, Gabriel Yiu is a small business owner and former journalist whose work has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, Business in Vancouver, World Journal and Ming Pao. Yiu ran unsuccessfully in the same riding in 2009 against Liberal Kash Heed, who was later fined $8,000 for overspending the Elections Act campaign limit and eventually resigned from his post as Solicitor General..

● RAJIV PANDEY

Rajiv Pandey is a realtor for Royal Pacific Realty. Pandey had previously intended to run as a B.C. Vision candidate before jumping to the Conservatives.

● STUART MACKINNON

Stuart Mackinnon is a former Vancouver Park Board commissioner who represented the Green Party from 2008 to 2011. Mackinnon is also a governor of the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association, a board member of Axis Theatre and a teacher at Killarney secondary.

Vancouver Hastings INCUMBENT

Shane Simpson ●

ELECTORATE

40, 360

2009 vote %

32 55 0 10 3

CANDIDATES

● FATIMA SIDDIQUI

Fatima Siddiqui is the director of communications and customer relations for a bioscience firm. She has an MBA from Simon Fraser University, is a former volunteer on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and, since moving to Vancouver four years ago, has become involved with Leave Out Violence BC, a non-profit youth violence prevention organization.

● SHANE SIMPSON

First elected in 2005, Shane Simpson served as the official opposition critic for the environment for four years, spent three years as the critic for housing, ICBC, the B.C. Lottery Corporation and the BC Liquor Distribution Branch, and is now both the critic for labour and the NDP caucus chair.

● BRENNAN WAUTERS

Brennan Wauters, a Green Party candidate for the West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky riding in the 2011 federal election, holds a masters degree in communications from McGill University. He is active in a variety of community and non-profit organizations, including Federation of B.C. Youth in Care Network, Rainforest Action Network, and the Vancouver Communal Housing Network.

● PHIL WEBB

Phil Webb is one of two B.C. Libertarian Party candidates running in Vancouver on a platform advocating civil liberties and private property rights, including drug legalization, ending government controls on economic activity and ending “coercive taxation.”

● CARROL WOOLSEY

Carrol Woolsey is the sole Vancouver candidate for the B.C. Social Credit Party, a party that once dominated the province for nearly four decades..

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Vancouver-Fraserview narrowly went to the Liberals in the 2009 election.

Vancouver Kensington INCUMBENT

Mable Elmore ●

ELECTORATE

38, 165

2009 vote %

41 52 0 7 0

CANDIDATES

● GABBY KALAW

Political newcomer Gabby Kalaw holds a BA in political science from Acadia University and has worked in West Africa with the Canadian charity Journalists for Human Rights. Kalaw ran unsuccessfully for the Vancouver park board under the NPA banner in 2011.

● MABLE ELMORE

A former Coast Mountain bus driver and the province’s first MLA of Filipino descent, Mable Elmore was first elected in 2009 and is the current deputy finance critic and ICBC critic. She previously acted as the deputy critic for multiculturalism, child care and early learning.

● RAJ GUPTA

Raj Gupta, a realtor, earned a diploma in mechanical engineering from India’s Chandauli Polytechnic before becoming a Canadian citizen in 1979. Gupta had previously intended to run as a B.C. Vision candidate before jumping to the Conservatives.

● CHRIS FJELL

Chris Fjell has a doctorate in experimental medicine focused on computational approaches in immunology, infectious disease and drug discovery. Fjell currently works as a research scientist at UBC studying a group of critically ill patients.

Vancouver Kingsway INCUMBENT

Adrian Dix ●

ELECTORATE

38, 860

2009 vote %

39 55 0 4 2

CANDIDATES

● GURJIT DHILLON

Political newcomer Gurjit Dhillon, a recruitment coordinator for the RCMP, is the Liberal candidate taking on the leader of the NDP in his home riding. Dhillon is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi, and is a volunteer with SUCCESS and Vancouver Arts Umbrella.

● ADRIAN DIX

After being first elected to the legislature in 2005, Adrian Dix served as the opposition critic for Children and Families and then served as the Health critic. He was voted in as the new party leader after Carole James was forced out in 2010. Dix served as chief of staff to former premier Glen Clark, a position he left after admitting falsifying documents to protect Clark from conflict-of-interest charges.

● GREGORY ESSAU

Downtown resident Gregory Esau, a carpenter specializing in custome homes, was asked personally by Green leader Jane Sterk to represent the party in the NDP leader’s home riding.


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Moira Stilwell ●

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2009 vote %

● MOIRA STILWELL

Moira Stilwell, a radiologist by trade, is the current the Minister of Social Development and a former Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development and Minister of Regional Economic and Skills Development.

● REGAN-HENG ZHANG

Regan-Heng Zhang is pursuing a PhD in medical research at the University of B.C. Fluent in Mandarian, Zhang is a founding member of UBC’s Green Party club.

● ESPAVO SOZO

Espavo Sozo is the president of the Platinum Party, a single-issue party that wants the government to have more authority over the commercial sector.

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Born and raised in Abbotsford, Barinder Hans has a computer science degree from UBC and runs a company that provides IT support to small businesses.

● GEORGE CHOW

Gurjinder Bains, the director of a security guard company, has lived in B.C. for 41 years after emigrating from India.

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A former COPE city councilor, Jenny Kwan won her first seat in the legislature in 1996 and served as Minister of Municipal Affairs, Minister of Women’s Equality and finally Minister of Community Development, Cooperatives and Volunteers under former premier Glen Clark. In 2001, she and Joy MacPhail were the sole NDP MLAs to keep their seats after the Liberals swept into power.

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George Chow, a former two-term Vision Vancouver city councillor originally from Hong Kong, lost the NDP nomination for Vancouver-Fraserview to Gabriel Yiu in 2011. Chow was acclaimed the NDP candidate in this new riding where nearly half of residents are of Chinese descent.

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Vancouver Mount Pleasant INCUMBENT

Jenny Kwan ●

ELECTORATE

39, 760

2009 vote %

21 64 0 14 1

CANDIDATES

● CELYNA SHERST

Celyna Sherst was born in the Philippines and moved to Canada in 1981. Sherst is a travel consultant and administrative management specialist with a BA in business administration. Volunteer experience includes past involvement with the Immigrant Services Society, the 411 Seniors Society and the Filipino Seniors Club of B.C.

STRONG LEADERSHIP

● WILLIAM AUSTIN

William Austin is the sole Vancouver candidate for the B.C. Marijuana Party. Founded by pot activist Marc Emery in 2000, the party announced it would exclusively endorse Green Party candidates after the 2009 election although it would still run two people in order to keep its official party status.

● PETER MARCUS

Peter Marcus is running for a third time as the B.C. Communist Party’s candidate for this riding. Marcus has also run four times for the Vancouver park board, including once as an NDP candidate.

● JEREMY GUSTAFSON

Jeremy Gustafson on is a former casino pit boss who now works as a grip in the film industry and is a regular contributor to Vancouver Co-op Radio CFRO 102.7. FM.

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Weak Leadership Means a Weak Economy

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Vancouver Quilchena INCUMBENT

Colin Hansen ●

ELECTORATE

38, 295

2009 vote %

70 21 0 9 0

CANDIDATES

● ANDREW WILKINSON

A former president of both the B.C. Liberal Party and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, Andrew Wilkinson defeated former NPA councilor Suzanne Anton to replace retiring MLA Colin Hansen in this longtime Liberal stronghold riding. WIlkinson is both a licensed doctor and practising lawyer.

● NICHOLAS SCAPILLATI

Nicholas Scapillati is the executive director of sustainable food non-profit group FarmFolk CityFolk and a former researcher for the David Suzuki Foundation. He has nearly two decades of experience of community engagement in the neighbourhood, primarily involving stream-cleaning efforts with the Musqueam First Nation.

● BILL CLARKE

Bill Clarke is a former four-term Progressive Conservative party MP for the federal Vancouver Quadra riding. Clarke, 79, lost his seat in 1984 to John Turner and ran again in 1988 and 2000.

● DAMIAN KETTLEWELL

Damian Kettlewell is a two-time former Green Party candidate and a former deputy leader. He is also a member of the Burnaby Board of Trade Environmental Sustainability Committee, a former chair of the Rivershed Society of British Columbia and the founder of B.C. EcoEvents.

Vancouver West End INCUMBENT

Spencer Chandra Herbert ●

ELECTORATE

35, 610

2009 vote %

33 57 0 9 1

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Vancouver-Point Grey voters narrowly elected Christy Clark over NDP candidate David Eby in a 2011 riding byelection after former premier Gordon Campbell resigned. The premier sent Vancouver-Quilchena candidate Andrew Wilkinson to represent her at two separate all-candidate debates in April.

Vancouver Point Grey INCUMBENT

Christy Clark ●

ELECTORATE

39, 210

2011 vote %

49 45 0 3 3

CANDIDATES

● CHRISTY CLARK

British Columbia’s 35th premier, Christy Clark was sworn in nearly two years ago after winning the leadership race to replace Gordon Campbell. First elected to the legislature in 1996 as the MLA for Port Moody-Westwood, Clark served as deputy premier under Campbell from 2001 to 2005 before leaving provincial politics. She narrowly lost to Sam Sullivan to run as the NPA mayoral candidate in the 2005 civic election and went on to host a talk show on CKNW 980 AM. Clark returned to the legislature after winning a 2011 byelection in Campbell’s former riding.

● DAVID EBY

A human rights activist, lawyer and former executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, David Eby is running against Clark for a second time after narrowly losing the byelection to fill Gordon Campbell’s seat two years ago. Eby is an adjunct professor of law at UBC and is the author of The Arrest Handbook: A Guide to Your Rights.

● DUANE NICKULL

Duane Nickull is a computer software expert and technical writer who previously spent several years working for Adobe Systems. Volunteer work in the Point Grey community includes involvement with the Rotary Club’s Bike-a-Thon,

the Pacific Midwifery Practice Association and the Red Cross.

● FRANCOISE RAUNET

Francoise Raunet is a founding member of UBC’s Green Party club. She holds a BA in psychology from Reed College, an MA in international studies from SFU and is studying to become a French immersion teacher at UBC.

● HOLLIS LINSCHOTEN

Hollis Linschoten is one of two Vancouver Work Less Party candidates running on a platform of shortening the work week to 32 hours, reducing the province’s carbon footprint and promoting more cultural events

● MARISA PALMER

Marisa Palmer is one of two B.C. Libertarian Party candidates running in Vancouver on a platform advocating civil liberties and private property rights, including drug legalization, ending government controls on economic activity and ending “coercive taxation.”

● BERNARD YANKSON

Bernard Yankson is a B.C. Platinum Party candidate running on a platform that the government should have more authority over the commercial sector.

● WILLIAM GIBBENS

William Gibbens, an interdisciplinary artist with a BA in anthropology from UBC, is running as an independent candidate. Gibbens also ran in the riding’s 2011 byelection.

● SCOTT HARRISON

Scott Harrison is the co-founder of a home renovation design company and has served as the party’s riding president. He is currently on leave from his position as executive assistant to minister of forests, lands and natural resource operations Steve Thomson.

● SPENCER CHANDRA HERBERT

At age 27, Spencer Chandra Herbert became the youngest MLA in the province’s history after winning a 2008 byelection in the now-dissolved riding of Vancouver Burrard. A former COPE park board commissioner, Chandra Herbert is the NDP’s critic on tourism, arts and culture.

● JODIE EMERY

A Green Party candidate for Vancouver-Fraserview in the 2009 provincial election, Jodie Emery runs the downtown Cannabis Culture Headquarters store and the online magazine cannabisculture.com. She is married to pot reform activist Marc Emery, who is currently serving a fiveyear prison sentence in the U.S. for selling marijuana seeds over the Internet.

● MATHEW KAGIS

Mathew Kagis is one of two Work Less Party candidates running on a platform of shortening the work week to 32 hours, reducing the province’s carbon footprint and promoting cultural events.

● JOHN CLARKE

John Clarke is one of two B.C. Libertarian Party candidates running in Vancouver on a platform advocating civil liberties and private property rights.

● RON HERBERT

Ron Herbert is running as an independent after being fired from the Conservative party over ill-advised Twitter comments about Christy Clark.


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GRANDVIEW WOODLAND This event is a great example of the power of one. Nine years ago, street nurse Suzy Coulter came up with the idea to sell sunflower seedlings on Mother’s Day in Vancouver to help mothers and grandmothers living in Kenya, Africa. Today, all proceeds from the annual Turn to the Sun sunflower seedling sale support HIV/AIDS-related projects in sub-Saharan Africa, via the Stephen Lewis Foundation. More than 20 sunflower varieties started by Vancouver nurses and supporters concerned about the plight of families infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic will be for sale. The flowers will be sold by donation Saturday May 11, at 2133 East Seventh Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information visit turntothesun.org.

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Marpole Oakridge Family Place celebrates 35 years of supporting families with young children with a party this Thursday, May 9, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Dueck GM dealership at 400 Southwest Marine Dr. The “Under the Big Top” party will include prizes, entertainment, food, drinks and a keynote speaker guaranteed to inspire. Proceeds from the event are in support of the non-profit family place. Tickets

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SUNSET Something Collective invites the public for a community-mapping project celebration

STANLEY PARK The Native Education College Student Council is hosting a celebration in honour of Mother’s Day, May 12, in Stanley Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Honouring Our Mothers event takes place on the grassy lawn between the Vancouver Aquarium and the water park near Lumberman’s Arch with food, entertainment, crafts and a raffle every hour on the hour. A 50-50 draw will be held at the end of the day. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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rade 10 student Alice Yin moved to Vancouver from China in March and she’s already visited the Musqueam reserve and learned how to paint in Coast Salish style. “At first Janet invited me, I refused,” said Yin, a 16-year-

old who attends Sir Charles Tupper secondary. “Because it’s a new environment for me and I’m a little bit a shy so I don’t want to talk to other people. [But] when I join this I think it’s very fun and I make many friends here.” Her connection was made possible by Janet Chung, a settlement worker who works in Vancouver schools. Like the City of Vancouver Dia-

logues Project that inspired her, Chung wants to increase understanding and strengthen relations between new immigrants and aboriginal people. “If you go to someone’s home you need to understand the host, who they are,” she said. Chung linked the newest residents of the city with its first people two years ago. This year’s Harmony in Action proj-

ect is her second initiative. Chung participated in Dialogues Projects roundtable talks in 2010 and subsequent cultural exchange tours to the Jewish Temple Sholom, the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby, Chinatown and aboriginal sites and communities that included the Musqueam reserve. Wade Grant, co-chair of the Dialogues Project and Musqueam spokesperson for Har-

mony in Action, recalls the 40 spots on the tour to his community were reserved within a couple of days. “Because there’s so many people that want to come down to Musqueam, want to tour, want to learn about Musqueam, but they don’t feel like they are welcome down here because of this artificial boundary that’s around our reserve because of so many years of non interaction,” he said. Yin knew very little about aboriginal people in Canada before she moved to Vancouver. Chung notes this is common among immigrant students and their parents. “And some of them have very negative imagery about aboriginal people because they hear it from the media,” she said. But with the help of Musqueam cultural ambassador and mentor Christie Lee Charles, the students have created art based on aboriginal themes. Yin painted a salmon. “[I’ve learned about] First Natives art and practise my English,” Yin said. She is one of seven students from Tupper, Lord Byng and Magee that have been painting in the Musqueam’s airy hatshaped pavilion that faces the Fraser River under the tutelage of 29-year-old Charles and Truman Chiu, an artist mentor from the Chinese community, since mid April. Charles, an MC who raps in the aboriginal dialect Halkomelem, has also been overseeing hip-hop sessions attended by seven other new immigrant students. The dancers will incorporate movements of eagles and whales into their hip-hop routine. Dialogues Project materials note that according to 2006 census data, close to half of

Vancouver’s population was born outside of Canada and the two fastest growing demographic groups in Vancouver are immigrants and aboriginal people. Both noted that members of the Chinese community used to farm on Musqueam land and Chung noted both groups faced oppression, with the Chinese having to pay a head tax to enter the country. The work of the secondary students and their multiple mentors will culminate May 10 after a guided visit of the reserve and in the Harmony in Action gala in the pavilion. Chung expects up to 75 students, parents, English language teachers and school board staff members to participate in the tour. The gala will include Musqueam drumming, Hindi song and dance, an immigrant parents’ choral ensemble, a Chinese ethnic costumes parade and hip-hop and rap performances. The art created by Yin and the other students will serve as the backdrop. “I’m told by the Musqueam nation that they would like to have the seven paintings later on to be reorganized as an art work to be hung in the community centre to commemorate this event,” Chung said. Her initiative two years ago consisted of sessions on aboriginal and Chinese immigrant history in B.C. as well as a tour. This year’s artistic activities and gala are meant to make the experience more memorable. “Performance will be a nice thing to connect the students to this place,” Chung said. “They will remember it, for sure, for a long, long time.” crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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Student Alice Yin (left) works with Musqueam cultural ambassador and mentor Christie Lee Charles.


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he Forest Education Centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden tops Heritage Vancouver’s annual list of endangered sites this year, but even heritage advocate Donald Luxton wasn’t always aware of its existence. “I had to hike into the garden and go and look at it. I was blown away by it — it’s a beautiful, beautiful building, so the potential to do something spectacular there is amazing,” he said. Designed by Paul Merrick, the centre was built in 1976 and originally christened MacMillan-Bloedel Place for its donor. MacMillan-Bloedel donated it to the park board in 1986, which offered educational programs inside it until its new centre opened in October 2011. The vacant building now sits in an untended section of the garden, according to Heritage Vancouver. Luxton calls it a beautiful piece of modernist architecture that’s won major architectural awards. “It’s slowly but surely been forgotten and neglected and they’re not monitoring it. We feel it has a lot of value within the context of VanDusen,” he said. “It’s significant for its architecture, it’s significant for the people involved — Paul Merrick design, MacMillan-Bloedel personally funded it and the company helped with everything from selecting the timber to paying for it and it was a gift to the city, so it’s not dissimilar to the Bloedel Conservatory controversy we had a couple of years ago.” The downtown Post Office, which opened in 1958, landed in third place on the top 10 list — it doesn’t have

heritage protection and it’s not listed on the City of Vancouver Heritage Register. It marked the beginning of Vancouver’s development as a regional centre in the post-Second World War era, according to Heritage Vancouver, which noted it was recently sold but no plans have been announced about its future. Luxton said Vancouver is “very progressive” in what can be considered heritage. “We can consider anything over 20 years old heritage, although it would have to be exceptional circumstances — the city has that in place as policy,” he said. Luxton added he’s quite fond of the Post Office building even though some people consider it a “big, ugly box.” “I think it’s very refined and handsome in its articulation and materials. I think it has value as a symbolic landmark, so I’m hopeful that something can happen there.” Other top 10 entries include the East Hastings Corridor — Vancouver’s “Historic High Street”; Vancouver schools; Delmont Park — a collection of 22 city-owned pre-First World War houses, as well as privately owned residences that form Kitsilano’s oldest predominately intact neighbourhood; St. Paul’s Hospital; The Waldorf Hotel; West End heritage; Shaughnessy; and downtown Granville Street (800-1200 blocks). Luxton noted this year there are fewer individual sites and more entire planning areas. “What were finding is the city’s heritage program looks after individual sites but what happens is decisions are getting made more at the policy level and these have broader ranging impacts downstream,” he said. Several items are repeats from earlier lists since Heritage Vancouver tries to illustrate issues as much as individual sites. Schools, for instance are in the number four position and make the list every year. One is usually highlighted as the “poster child” for concerns about the

loss of heritage school buildings — in this case Ecole Bilingue, which is being replaced by a new school. Luxton insists Heritage Vancouver is not anti-development, but “pro sym-

pathetic development,” arguing heritage should be considered in responsible development. “We try very hard to make sure that we’re not seen [as anti-development]. Certainly

in the programming, lectures, and talks that we have, we invite developers to present their point of view. We like developers who invest in heritage properties,” he said. Heritage Vancouver is al-

ready thinking about next year’s top 10 endangered sites list — items on the watch list include churches and farm houses. noconnor@vancourier.com twitter.com/naoibh

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few weeks ago, a harassed gardener asked me if there are any maintenance-free plants. Apparently “weeds” was not the answer she was seeking. Anyone who wants a non-weed garden will be faced with some maintenance at some stage. But some plants are certainly less needy than others — and choosing those can easily reduce maintenance. For instance, gardeners who focus on native plants as habitat and a food supply for wildlife can enjoy a much more relaxed type of garden. Many native plants such as salmon berries, thimbleberries, Indian Plum and salal have beautiful flowers and nutritious berries. But they’re only maintenance-free for a while. Later, because they’re so well adapted to our soil and climate they cover more and more space as roots expand and seeds find good spots to sprout. At some point the gardener must pick up a spade and establish firm boundaries for paths, driveway and other valued areas. This can become a yearly task. Native ferns are much closer to being truly maintenance-free. One of the easiest is the native Sword Fern. It’s an evergreen that does best in a moist, shady situation and the old fronds form a thick, mulching carpet that surrounds the plant and suppresses weeds. Ground-covers are generally thought to be maintenance-free also. But in the early stages diligent weeding is essential. It’s not difficult to end up with weeds that a ground-cover will ac-

tually hide until they’re difficult to uproot. As well all ground-covers are invasive to some degree. The more invasive they are, the more successfully they cover ground. That’s why groundcovers such as Vinca minor and Vinca major, Ajuga species, Cerastium tomentosum (Summer Snow), Lamium galeobdolon (Yellow Archangel) can turn into unstoppable monsters in mild climates. Many are on invasive plant lists. With these and others, sooner or later gardeners must resort to stopping a ground-cover’s headlong rush for more living room. It’s worth noting a few ground-covers such as Kenilworth Ivy and some lamiums can also climb. Some sprawling shrubby groundcovers such as Cotoneaster dammeri and junipers can grow into a dense cover where weeds won’t germinate. But there is still the initial weeding as one gets them established. In our West Coast climate, rhododendrons demand less attention than most other plants. But it’s important to know that no matter how small a rhododendron seems in the garden centre, many are destined to become big shrubs and some become trees. A crucial point is planting them where they have room to expand. A spot under windows or close to doors will lead to major pruning as the rhododendron matures. It’s the smaller rhododendrons that fit best into city-lot size gardens. This includes purplishpink-flowered PJM rhododendrons and the pink or white-flowered Rhodo yakusimanum and its hybrids. amarrison@shaw.ca

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and join Jeremy Gordon for a guided birding exploration in the Garden, rain or shine. It’s free for members or with Garden admission. For more info call 604-718-5898. www.vandusengarden. org. Also, starting around May 13, watch for the Laburnum Alert. VanDusen’s famed Laburnum Walk blooms only for three weeks of the year - depending on the weather, this is generally the last two weeks of May and the first week of June. However, if May is warm and sunny, Laburnum Walk could start and end earlier so watch the web site! PERENNIAL PLANTS Also Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit A Growing Affair, the evolution of the UBC Botanical Garden’s popular and long-running annual Perennial Plant Sale. Designed to inform and empower plant lovers of all ages and to engage the local community with a deeper appreciation for all things growing, the event combines informative displays and fun demonstrations for both new and experienced gardeners with an unparalleled selection of plants available for purchase. Location: UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research: 6804 SW Marine Drive; go to botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/shop-in-the-garden for details.

FREQUENT FLYERS Saturday, May 11 at VanDusen Botanical Garden, experience Bird Walk. At 10 a.m., meet in the Visitor Centre Atrium,

FEATHERY FRIENDS World Migratory Bird Day Bird Walks take place in several locations on Saturday, May 11. Meet at the specific locations and times to join some of the best birders in Vancouver, to learn more about birds. All levels and ages of birders are invited to attend and guides will help you use binoculars and bird guides to locate the birds. Note: Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The bird walks are open and free for all, but come early to reserve a

spot in case they fill up. Visit http://stanleyparkecology.ca/ for further details. Locations across the city include: • Stanley Park • Queen Elizabeth Park • Hastings Park Sanctuary • Everett Crowley Park • Jericho Park • Pacific Spirit Park

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And don’t forget the Italian Cultural Centre is putting on a feast for the senses - Mama Mia! (See ad in this feature for details.) Here are some other ideas, at various price points: Rosewood Hotel Georgia – 801 West Georgia St. If a brunch befit for a queen is your mother’s cup of tea, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia is offering a fine dining brunch buffet with a special gift! On the table is an Eggs Benedict station, carving station, seafood bar and other options. Feature dishes include Brioche French Toast with Lemon Mascarpone or Seared Sockeye Salmon. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and costs $80 for adults, $60 for seniors and $35 for children 4-12. Reservations required, call 604-6737031.

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Tableau Bar Bistro – 1181 Melville St. For the mom who knows exactly what she wants, Tableau Bar Bistro is serving from Chef Marc-Andre Choquette’s exclusive Mother’s Day brunch menu. Entrees feature a variety of Eggs Benedict, waffles and Poached Egg and Duck, as well as Steelhead Trout and Croque Monsieur. Prices vary from $12 to $18 per main, with a special $26 slow roasted aged prime

rib roast for Mother’s Day only. Brunch is available 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 604-639-8692 to reserve. Le Gavroche – 1616 Alberni St. If this Mother’s Day is truly a celebration, treat mom to a Champagne Brunch! An all-you-can drink champagne bar features Bellini, Mimosa and Champagne for $39. The special Mother’s Day brunch menu includes dishes such as Nutella grilled Apple Crepes, Lilloet Honey French Toast, or Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict each around $16. Call 604-685-3924 to reserve and avoid disappointment. This all-afternoon affair begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 4 or 5 p.m.

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Brock House Restaurant – 3875 Point Grey Road. This fine buffet brunch option has one of the best views you could ask for, overlooking the ocean and North Shore Mountains from Jericho Beach. Mom has her choice of an assortment of hot entrees, a carving station and omelettes prepared to order. There are two seatings: the first at 10:30-11 a.m., and the second at 1 p.m. for the mother who likes to sleep in. The price for adults is $39.95 and $19.95 for kids between 6-12. Reservations can be made by calling 604-224-3317.

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iving with arthritis makes that old saying “necessity is the mother of invention” ring true. Joint pain often causes difficulty with daily activities and one has to be creative and inventive to overcome these challenges. And while there are many things that may help reduce pain, manage fatigue and improve the function of our joints, too often there can be an emotional barrier to trying helpful devices - like canes, walkers, braces and medical aids. These items can be perceived as defeat, making one feel old or disabled.

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It’s time to rethink this perception! Consider eye glasses – without them, many would not be able to see. Yet, we don’t think of glasses as a device or aid. Glasses are not only a necessity for many, but are now a fashion statement. For arthritis, using good joint protection principles will help to reduce the force on those achy joints, reduce pain, flare ups, and potentially help preserve or even regain the function in our joints. By changing our perception, these helpful tools can easily become part of daily life. There is a wonderful range of “accessories” available these days. To help you get around, look into brightly

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Montreal filmmaker Albert Nerenberg tackles the paradoxically fascinating topic of boredom in his new documentary called, what else, BOREDOM. It screens May 8, 4 p.m. at Vancity Theatre as part of the DOXA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL. For tickets and more details, go to doxafestival.ca. Yawn. Next to Carole King’s Tapestry and Zamfir’s The Lonely Shepherd, our mother played an obscene amount of JUDY COLLINS while we were growing up. We still wet our bed whenever we hear Collins’ version of “Both Sides Now.” Test out your own bladder when ol’ “Judy Blue Eyes” drops by the Chan Centre for The Performing Arts, May 9, 8 p.m.. Tickets at ticketmaster.ca.

We would go out tonight, but we haven’t got a stitch to wear… Plus we’re going to be out of town. But if we weren’t, you can bet we’d be dragging our moping Morrissey and Johnny Marr-loving carcasses to the Biltmore May 9, 8 p.m. for its TRIBUTE TO THE SMITHS. Performers include Easy Meat, Louise Burns, In Medias Res, Christopher Smith, Pleasure Cruise, Devon Lougheed of Beekeeper and Dead Soft taking on the impressive back catalogue of Manchester’s finest contribution to the 1980s. Tickets $5 at the door. The 19th instalment of BRIEF ENCOUNTERS once again pairs 10 unlikely artistic collaborators from an array of genres — including Butoh dancer CAROLYN CHAN teaming up with performance artist Nita Bowerman — to create and perform an “interdisciplinary mash-up” May 9 to 11 at Performance Works on Granville Island. For tickets or more information, go to briefencounters.ca.


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Seasonal Affective Disorder, a fancy name for the winter blues also known by the apt acronym SAD, is a well-known phenomenon here in Canada, although it is less of a thing here in Vancouver where the winters aren’t nearly as brutally depressing. Our springs, however, are a different story, a time of year when hockey fans traditionally are left feeling down in the dumps after their beloved hockey team is once again dispatched from the Stanley Cup playoffs. Game 4 against the Sharks came after the Courier’s print deadline, so we don’t yet know if the Canucks were unceremoniously swept from the series last night or if they will manage to delay the inevitable first round exit for a few more days. Rather than turning to the bottle, the Whitecaps or the cold comfort of the Spengler Cup, the meditative members of K&K prefer a more Zen-like approach to

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or most of his artistic career, sculptor Parviz Tanavoli has drawn inspiration from nothing. From a ring-sized ornament to a towering landmark, he has created dozens of statues in the likeness of Heech — the Persian word for nothingness. Tanavoli’s three-dimensional renderings of the traditional nasta’liq calligraphic symbol, with its delicately looped head and long, sweeping tail, have found their way into public and private art collections around the world. His work is currently on display at the Museum of Anthropology as part of Safar/ Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian and Turkish Artists, which runs until Sept. 15. “I was thinking, since everybody makes things, I’d like to make nothing,” Tanavoli says. “This turned out to be very responsive and people liked it and it’s kept me busy for nearly 40 years now.” Curated by Middle Eastern art expert Dr. Fereshteh Daftari, the exhibit features 16 artists whose work speaks to the theme of voyage (a translation of the Persian “safar”) expressed in painting, sculpture, video installation, performance and a carpet. This is the first major exhibition of contemporary art from these regions to be shown in Vancouver and aims to open up dialogue between Canada and the Middle East. Considered one of the foremost modern Iranian sculptors, the 76-year-old splits his time between West Vancouver, where he has lived since 1989, and his birth city, Tehran, where he produces the bulk of his work. His bronze, fibreglass and ceramic creations have fetched millions of dollars at auction, been exhibited in major galleries and are in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, London’s British Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary

Art in Tehran, to name just a few. As with his Heech series, Tanavoli draws inspiration for his other sculptures from traditional Persian culture and history. Tanavoli’s Oh Persepolis II stands over six feet tall and weighs one-and-a-half tons. Honouring the ancient Persian city for which it is named, now a UNESCO world heritage site, the polished bronze monolith is covered in hieroglyphic-like symbols. He started making the piece in Iran in 1975, “but due to several reasons, including the (Iranian) Revolution and the wars, I couldn’t finish it,” he says, explaining he completed the sculpture in 2008. Outside the studio, Tanavoli has long collected Persian padlocks and estimates he has accumulated more than 1,000 of the intricate devices. His collection has been shown at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and elsewhere in Europe and Iran. “That was my greatest passion, the Persian locks, because they are made so artistically and I love them,” he says, explaining the ornate contraptions inspired much of his early sculptural work. Tanavoli began sculpting as a teenager with the support of his family. He graduated from the Tehran School of Arts in 1956, and later studied in Carrara and Milan, Italy. He taught sculpture at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in the early 1960s and was head of the sculpture department at Tehran University from 1964 to 1979. In the 1960s, Tanavoli became a central figure in the Saqqakhaneh artistic movement, which sought to incorporate Shi’a symbols and culture in art. “I am known for having based my art on Persian culture, Persian poetry, Persian architecture,” he says. “My inspiration goes back to the culture where I come from. That is a very profound culture, I mean, I couldn’t explain it in a few words.” clyon@nsnews.com

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ucci & Cabana is a clown show in the style of Mump & Smoot but, rather than speaking in gobbledygook as Smoot and Mump do, Cabana and Cucci speak French which, I’m ashamed to say, I understand only marginally better than those other two clowns. Thank goodness for surtitle in English. Created by performers Emilie Leclerc and Joey Lespérance with the help of director Alison Kelly, Cucci & Cabana makes completely ridiculous our culture’s love affair with youth, beauty and perfection. Alia Stephen’s set is bright and colourful: two “cut-out” painted houses side by side. Cabana (Leclerc) lives stage right; Cucci (Lespérance), left. Each has a tiny front yard and an imaginary gate. It’s bright, cute and cartoony and Kate de Lorme’s jazzy, upbeat sound design fits perfectly. When we first meet Cucci and Ca-

Cucci & Cabana runs at Studio 16 until May 11. bana they’re naked. Well, not exactly naked; the actors both wear tight fitting flesh-coloured body stockings that leave nothing to the imagination. We understand that Cabana and Cucci are, like Adam and Eve, unclothed. And we see right away as they share a big rainbow lollipop that they are happy. Adam and Eve before the fall; Eve and Adam before they discover their nakedness. On with the fig leaves. But not Cucci and Cabana. After

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ple — as it should be. Here’s the problem: who’s the target audience? Cucci and Cabana is too much of a skit to hold interest — for long — for adults. And we’ve either already rejected the beauty quest or it’s too late to change our minds. And I suspect the show is not sophisticated enough to appeal to the real victims of the pursuit of physical perfection: girls from, say, the age of eleven and on up. Really little kids might get it and, who knows, maybe it would have an impact. But with the ever-present, billion-dollar budget ad campaigns, a show like Cucci & Cabana doesn’t have a chance. So where does Cucci and Cabana fit? It’s a bit dark at the end for kiddies and not persuasive enough for adolescents and teenagers. If the creative trio wants to take Cucci & Cabana further, perhaps with a re-worked ending — where, say, Cucci and Cabana realize how silly they’ve been — it could fit into the Vancouver Children’s Festival. — reviewed by Jo Ledingham joledingham.ca

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SPORT SHORTS VANCOUVER PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL SPORT LEAGUES NOT FORCED TO INTEGRATE Vancouver private school sport teams will not play in the same leagues or compete for the same city championships as Vancouver’s 18 public schools, meaning St. George’s and Vancouver College will still compete against each other for one berth to the Lower Mainland senior boys basketball tournament. The membership of B.C. School Sports defeated a resolution May 4 at Burnaby Central secondary that would have obliged the Vancouver Secondary School Athletic Association (VSSAA) to include private schools in its seasonal leagues. The resolution was put forward by Bill Lang, a Rutland teacher and governor with the B.C. High School Boys Basketball Association, after AAA coaches around the province voted to uphold the 12-team format at the Lower Mainland tournament. VSSAA President and Van Tech teacher Mike Allina as well as R.C. Palmer secondary teacher and basketball coach Paul Eberhardt spoke against the resolution. A public school teacher from Burnaby’s Cariboo Hill secondary spoke in favour of the motion. Allina described a “two-tiered” education system based on differences in resources, philosophies, hiring practices and mandates.

This motion is fundamentally wrong and will cause more division between schools.

“What is this motion really about? Is it about basketball or is it about two schools wanting two berths into a zone basketball tournament? To us at VSSAA it seems just another way for these non-public schools to get their way,” said Allina, who held up a newspaper advertisement for Shawnigan Lake school, a private boarding school on Vancouver Island, that offers scholarship money for athletic opportunities. “This motion is fundamentally wrong and will cause more division between the public and non-public schools. We must defeat this and continue to find a way to work together while respecting each others’ constitutions, philosophies and autonomy.” No independent school representative spoke to the motion. Vancouver College principal John McFarland expressed disappointment in the decision. In a statement to the Courier, he said, “Vancouver College will continue to work towards a sports model that provides fair, inclusive competition where all students should be afforded as equal and equitable an opportunity as possible. “Vancouver College supports any motion that would allow more student-athletes to participate in athletics; in particular, allowing schools located in the same geographical zone to play in the same sports league. We are therefore very disappointed that the motion was defeated at the recent BCSS AGM. We remain grateful for the many hours that coaches throughout the province of British Columbia provide to ensure that students have the opportunity to experience competition at all levels.” Messages to St. George’s director of athletics and headmaster were not returned. — Megan Stewart

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or the 10th time in 11 years, the Greyhounds are again top dog. Point Grey blanked the Kitsilano Blue Demons 1-0 to reclaim the senior girls soccer city championship May 2 at Memorial South Park after relinquishing the title last year in a shootout loss to Kitsilano. Fifteen minutes into the second half, Megan Chan scored the winning goal off a crafty lob from midfield. From 10 yards out, the striker sent her shot across the net to the top right corner to give Point Grey the 1-0 lead they wouldn’t relinquish. “It was a footrace between me and the goalie and I sprinted to chip it in and I got there first,” said Chan. The Grade 12 student remembers last season when Point Grey gave up their champion streak to Kitsilano in the city final. The rivals went to extra minutes but the added time didn’t break open the 1-1 stalemate, and the Blue Demons won in a shootout. “Before last year, we had won city’s for nine years in a row,” said Chan. “It was a really hard game last year. It was a bittersweet ending. So this year it was like we really wanted to get it, we wanted to uphold our streak and uphold Point Grey’s legacy. It was an amazing feeling when we did win.” Kitsilano had their best chance late in the second half when Hannah Ker was sent into the box on a well-placed lead pass from O’Malley. But Ker was tackled by Beth Anne Helgason who took out the forward cleanly and sent the ball wide. Point Grey finished fifth in B.C. last year and Kitsilano came eighth. Coach Marc Carmichael said the Grey Hounds have a determined work ethic, instilled in part by former coach Mike Allina who now teaches and coaches at Van Tech. “Ouruniformshaveneverchangedsimply because the girls love what the jerseys represent: work hard,” said Carmichael in an email. “Play with passion, head, heart and for the love of the game.” In regular season action April 16, Kitislano beat Point Grey 1-0. Blue Demons coach Dave Sabourin said the Grey Hounds “have our number” in title games of consequence. “One thing we got away from was our game plan of keeping the ball on the carpet and moving it around using our skill,” he said. “We beat them last year, but they usually have our number. I don’t know what it is — most of these girls play club together.” Eleven Kitsilano players also dress for a Fusion club team coached by Marc Rizzardo, a physiotherapist and longtime soccer leader who also coaches the Point

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Point Grey’s Olivia “Shelaghli” O’Malley heads the ball away from Kitsilano’s Sophie Burgoyne in the senior girls soccer city championship May 2 at Memorial South Park. Point Grey won 1-0. Grey Greyhounds. Kitsilano’s defensive line was unbeatable through the first half but the Demons reduced the backline from four to three in the second half to generate more offence. “Their holding midfielder played very well and actually their whole backline did,” said Sabourin. “Their strategy was basically kick the ball out and hopefully get a break and they did get a break. Our centre mids usually take control of the

game and they didn’t take control of this game.” Point Grey enters the Lower Mainland zone tournament as the No. 1 Vancouver team, followed by Point Grey, Winston Churchill, Van Tech and Magee. Three Richmond teams join the fray. Two Lower Mainland teams advance to provincials May 30 to June 1 at Argyle secondary in North Vancouver. mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Janella Mary Theresa Fleming, also known as Janella Carruthers, formerly of 4607 Blenheim Street, Vancouver, BC, Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, James R. Fowler, 201-2377 Bevan Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 4M9, on or before June 7, 2013 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. James R. Fowler, Executor

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HELEN PINCOMBE deceased, formerly of 301 -

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REAL ESTATE 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

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

New Westminster

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

6008-28

Richmond

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

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

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

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

6008-30

Surrey

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

6008-42

For Sale by Owner

6015

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

SMALL PEACEFUL farm set up for horses right beside South Langley riding trail. Bright & comfortable older 2 bd home, f/p, barn, riding rings, pastures. $849,900. Call 604-323-4788 See Propertyguys.com ID: 76788

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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6020-06

RENTALS 6508

6508

Apt/Condos

Apt/Condos

1 BDRM Apt, 2nd Flr, Main/50th. Avail now, $650 + utils. For more information. Call 604-889-1512

AMBER LODGE

Oak & West 14th Studios (Avail. Now) 1 BR’s (Avail Now & June 1) 2 BR’s (Avail. Now) Well maintained building close to all amenities and VGH. Some pets ok. 604-731-2714

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

6540

Houses - Rent

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR glvl ste, Fraser/54th, clean, new paint, spacious, nr bus/ shops,NS/NP, June 1, $650 incl utils, no cble/wd, 604-325-0744

5725 HOLLAND St. 3 bdrm, 2 ba, w/d, parking, Avail now, no pets, n/s, $2400 nr UBC 778-706-2595 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

6615

Any project,

BIG

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8055

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

6065

Recreation Property

EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.puma-cleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376

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

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

CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas. rate. Call Mario @ 604-764-2726

8065

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

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

Contracting

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

8073

Drainage

RNC DRAINAGE

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

6030

Lots & Acreage

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

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

6075

Sunshine Coast

3BDRM/2BTH NEWER Manufactured Home in Quiet Powell River Park Metal roof, vinyl siding, storage, office, deck, wkshop, gas furnace, new fridge & stove, incl. d/w & jetted tub. New paint, carpets & curtains. $75,000. 1-604-483-3688, cecileandvic@ gmail.com Agents 48-hr listing.

Clean Sweep?

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

6035

# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION

8090

# 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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Electrical

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Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation

Call 604-275-3158 West Coast Cedar Installations New, repaired or rebuilt ★ Fences & Decks ★ 604-435-5755 or 604-788-6458

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

Glass Mirrors

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

8125

Gutters

A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667

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8130

Handyperson

604-210-2172 Faucets, Toilets, Hardware, Misc lic/insured fixit@reparrot.com

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

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

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Lic. 22308

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

Mobile Homes

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

−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

8080

Excavating

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

Cleaning

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

8060

8087

8120

Wanted To Rent

or small...

Place your ad online

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

Carpentry

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

Surrey

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

WHOLE HOUSE for family of 3 adults in any East Van neighborhood, East of Nanaimo St. $1300-$1600/mo. Must be clean, have 2 baths, d/w & stove. We own other appls. 604-297-0870

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SM 1 BDRM ste 12th & Fraser, small patio, grt transit, $780 incl heat/hyrdo, avail now, np, ns, 1 prkg, (Ref’s) 604-325-4671

RENT

6050

8030

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

Chilliwack

2645 MCBAIN Ave, renovated kitchen, 4 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, 1840sf, lease, no pet, no smoking, rent $3,400, Avail now. Call Eric (604)723-7368 (Royal Pacific Realty)

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

Okanagan/ Interior

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

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

6020-34

6040

Chilliwack

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

6020-14

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

Houses - Sale

6020-06

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603 IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $405,000, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

6020

HOME SERVICES

HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127 Senior looking for P/T Work, 50 yrs exp in home construction & maint. Call Gerry 604 729-8687

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630.3300

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HOME SERVICES 8140

Heating

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

8155

Landscaping

8185

Moving & Storage

Low Budget Moving.com

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8160

Lawn & Garden

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8193

Oil Tank Removal

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8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

Garage Apron / Speed Bump / Pot Hole Commercial & Residential

REPAIRS & RENOVATIONS Electrical, plumbing, carpentry, all work to code. 28 yrs on West Side Call Greg 604-644-4554

604-618-2949

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

8220

Plumbing

9102

Auto Finance

8250

Roofing

Troy Teather Roofing 604-722-1105

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

604-722-1105

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

9125

Domestic

BOOK A JOB AT

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8175

Masonry

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

8185

Serving West Side since 1987

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

GLOBAL PLUMBING Licenced Plumber & Gas Fitter

• $69/hr • 24/7 • Insured

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AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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8200

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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B&Y MOVING

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

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

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

SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. Insured, BBB member 604-721-6075 Samy

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

Seniors Discount

604-708-8850

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

Patios/Decks/ Railings

FREE ESTIMATES

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

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

8255

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

To advertise in Real Estate call

604-630-3300

www.RenoRite.com Bath, Kitchens, Suites & More Save Your Dollars! 604-451-0225

Boats

2007 FORD FOCUS, fully loaded, a/c, 28K, white, auto, 4 door, 1 owner, exc condition, $12,500 obo, call 604-435-7438

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

9145 $ BEST PRICE $ 604-754-8559 Res & Comm Rubbish Removal. Senior’s discount. Free metal p/u.

20 YARD BINS Avail Now ! We Load or You Load

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

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Scrap Car Removal

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 SCRAP CAR PICK UP $$$ 604-700-8241

bradsjunkremoval.com

604-220•JUNK(5865)

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

2005 CHEV Astro Cargo Van, Ladder rails, 68k, a/c, $13,900 Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890

GMC Eleganza II Class A Motorhome 162,543 kms 26’. Custom rebuilt motor, brakes, etc. Over $50K invested in it. Extra parts. $36,500 OBO. In Powell River. Call 1-604-483-3688. Email: cecileandvic@gmail.com

Accelerate your car buying

Rubbish Removal

Heating, Plumbing & Drainage. Insured, WCB. All types of heating & plumbing. 604-839-3537

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

Vans

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

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

THE REAL DEAL

Moving & Storage 1 to 3 Men

9173

For Free Estimates Call

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

9515

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

604.721.6075 310-JIMS (5467)

Sports & Imports

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

15% OFF TODAY!

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

9160

Renovations • Repairs

ASPHALT PAVING Driveway, Walkway & Parking Lot

AUTOMOTIVE

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

“You could’ve had it all!” (Adele)

THE SCRAPPER

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

STUDENT WORKS Disposal & Recycling. Trips start at $49. John 778-288-8009 www.studentworksdisposal.com WESTSIDE RUBBISH Removal. Household Junk Specialist! Friendly & Cheap. 604-266-4444

8309

Tiling

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

8315

Tree Services

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

8335

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

You Want It We’ve Got It Find What You’re Looking for in the Classifieds.

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

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

Book online now!

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Window Cleaning

GUTTER CLEANING. moss removal, roof cleans, Strata work, property managers welcome. Steven 604-723-2526 DIRTY WINDOWS? DIRTY GUTTERS? Black Bear Window Cleaning does windows, gutters & siding. Insured & Guaranteed. Commercial & Residential. Call: 778 892-2327

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013

Your Original

Food Store

Non-Medicated

s g e L n e k c i Ch

Cantaloupe

$ 71 Non-Medicated

Pork Side Ribs

Top Sirloin Steaks

Fairtrade Mexican Grown

Family Pack

2

Certified Organ ic

Certified Organic

1

9

$ 97

$ 29

/lb $ 5.98/kg

Certified Organic

Stir fry Beef

/lb $2.84/kg

Certified Organic

Striploin Steaks

Frozen

Sockeye Salmon Fillets

$399

$699 $11 79 $861

Old Fashioned Ham

BC Grown

Mexican Grown

Long English Cucumbers

Ataulfo Mangoes

/lb $8.80kg

From the Deli

(Excluding Nitrite Free)

$129 /100g

Certified Organic Mexican Grown

Cilantro

$139 Bunch

/lb $15.41kg

98

¢ each

Organic • Assorted

Santa Cruz Lemonades

$189 946ml

+ eco + dep

/lb $25.99kg

$119 each

Que Pasa

Carnival Chips

$329 454g

/lb $18.99kg

BC Grown

Extra Fancy

Gala Apples

98

¢

/lb $2.16kg

Endangered Species Assorted

Chocolate Bars

$259 85g

Taste Nirvana Coconut Water

$359

700ml + eco + dep

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Sale Dates: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 – Tuesday, May 14, 2013

/lb $21.99/kg

Extra Lean

Ground Beef

$271

/lb $5.98kg

Certified Organic Tommy Atrin Mexican Grown

Mangoes

$159 each

Organic

Sugar

$399 1kg

Organic

Quinoa

$799

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Vancouver Courier May 8 2013  

Vancouver Courier May 8 2013

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