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Ticketed cyclistsnot payingtheir helmetfines ONLY 1,771 OF MORE THAN 13,000 CYCLISTS PAID $29 MIKE HOWELL

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SHIVER ME TIMBERS: Children with special needs and their families were treated to a day of

pirating adventure fun thanks to the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, volunteers and local skippers who donated their vessels for the 14th annual Boat for Hope, which was held June 8. Scan page with Layar to see more pirating pics.

City loosens red tape for small events PILOT PROJECT FOR UP TO 250 PEOPLE ANDREW FLEMING Staff writer

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new pilot project by the City of Vancouver is getting rid of some of the bureaucratic hassle required for people to put on cultural events and live shows. The arts and culture indoor event pilot program, recently approved by city council, is meant to make it cheaper and easier for gatherings to take place in nontraditional venues such as artist studios,

rehearsal spaces, warehouses, retail outlets and art galleries. Previously, the city’s building bylaw required organizers holding any kind of event to meet the strictest building safety standards, making it difficult to impossible for arts groups to hold small events or live performances legally and forcing many party-planners to go off the books and underground. The new regulations, which city council will review again in 2015, will allow gatherings up of up to 250 people in most non-residential spaces located on the first storey or basement level of buildings and where there is a fire sprinkler system, no hazardous industrial activity and the floor is either concrete

or professionally certified. Fire safety standards remain unchanged, and only two gathering per month are permitted at the same address. Events with 30 people or less don’t need a license. The city recommends applying at least two weeks beforehand or six weeks if booze is involved. Special separate permits are still required if food or alcohol will be served and are available from, respectively, Vancouver Coastal Health and the B.C. Liquor Control and Licensing Branch. Email indoor.events@vancouver.ca or call 604-873-7954 for more information. afleming@vancourier.com twitter.com/flematic

ore than 11,000 cyclists who were issued tickets in Vancouver over the past five years for not wearing a helmet refused to pay their $29 fine. A total of 11,097 cyclists did not pay or argue their ticket in court and simply let them expire, according to statistics from the Insurance Corporation of B.C. The statistics show only 1,771 cyclists of 13,154 paid their fines between 2008 and 2012. An additional 53 tickets were withdrawn and 95 were still in dispute. Of those who went to court, 63 were found guilty and another 75 found not guilty, The tickets were issued under two sections of the Motor Vehicle Act, one for not wearing a helmet and another for a parent allowing a child to ride a bicycle without a helmet, which accounted for about 100 of the overall tickets. Consequences for not paying a fine only affect those cyclists and parents who plan to renew or get a driver’s licence, or buy insurance for a vehicle. The insurance corporation will not issue or renew a driver’s licence until a fine is paid. Same goes for renewing or getting insurance for a vehicle, said Adam Grossman, a spokesman for ICBC. “Wearing a helmet is not only the law but, most importantly, is going to protect you hopefully from some type of serious head injury,” Grossman said. The statistics were released to the Courier the same week city council will consider a staff report recommending $2.9 million in improvements to the city’s cycling network. The goal of the improvements is to make the streets safer for cycling and encourage more people to ride a bike. The city’s goal is to have two-thirds of all trips by 2040 made by bike, foot or transit. Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs, a supporter of separated bike lanes and previous cycling upgrades, said the provincial government is responsible for encouraging cyclists to wear a helmet because it implemented the helmet law. See TICKETING on page 4


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OUR PROSPECTS BY MEGAN STEWART

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Liam Mahara (l) and Hunter Robinson, both students at Vancouver College, are the latest picks in Our Prospects sports futures.

CENTRE PURCHASED BY MIKE HOWELL Westside Church confirms the purchase of the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts and promises to keep arts alive at the theatre.

BRIDGING TOWERS BY NAOIBH O’CONNOR A unique development on Main Street will include a “skybridge” that will connect two mid-rise buildings.

OPINION COTTAGE LIFE BY JO LEDINGHAM Home and garden magazines like to advertise cottage living, but it’s a far cry from true cabin life where a log on a fire is how you turn up the heat.

ENTERTAINMENT SPACE IS THE PLACE BY CHERYL ROSSI Electric Company Theatre’s time-travelling You Are Very Star explores ideas of past, present and future at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

SPORTS GRIND AND BEAR IT BY DREW MCLACHLAN

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Amy Tso will enter the record books later this summer when she counts her 1,000th ascent of the Grouse Grind.

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SEE MORE WITH LAYAR Additional content in this issue available through the Layar app includes: P01: PIRATES FOR A DAY Look at a photo gallery of Variety Club volunteers hosting a party for children with special needs during the 14th annual Boat for Hope, which was held Saturday, June 8.

P04: HERITAGE GARDENS A link to Heritage Vancouver Society’s website and all the information you need for its second annual garden tour.

P27: IN FOCUS A video from the first instalment of our InFocus multimedia series, which looks at Vancouver’s burgeoning comedy scene.

Download the free Layar app to your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone or tablet. The Vancouver Courier, a division of LMP Publication Limited Partnership, respects your privacy. We collect, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Statement which is available at vancourier. com. For all delivery problems, please call 604-942-3081. To contact the Courier’s main office, call 604-7381411.

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omewhere in the city sits a circa-1640 barn, which was built in England and in the last decade imported to Vancouver, pieced back together and converted into a house. Penny Noble, a board member with the Heritage Vancouver Society, said the home is surrounded by a garden that includes a five-yearold sanctuary and pond, which also incorporates the owners’ love of everything English, including a Yorkstone walkway, and looks like it’s been in place for centuries. “The owners brought back old salvaged rubble and items from architectural discard yards in England for both the garden and the house,” said Noble. “The house is only five years old, but looks like it’s 500 years old. It’s very unique.” A rare tour of the property will be available to the fortunate few who participate in the second annual Heritage Vancouver Society’s Garden Tour, which takes place June 22 and 23. The self-guided tour will allow the public a glimpse into 14 eclectic gardens across much of the city’s west side, as well as several to the east. Tickets are $30 for both days and proceeds from the tour are in support of the society.

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Heritage Vancouver Society member Penny Noble (right) tours homeowner Kathy Thompson’s garden, which she shares with a neighbour. Both are part of the garden tour. Scan page with Layar to go to Heritage Vancouver Society’s website. Penny said other stops on the tour include a spectacular Japanese garden on a large estate in Shaughnessy, complete with an authentic Asian teahouse built with a mountain scene and moss. “It’s indescribable,” said Noble. “When I walked around the corner of the house I just stopped and said ‘Wow.’”

But Noble added not all of the gardens are of such a grand scale and many were chosen as examples of what an urban gardener could tackle on their own. In one example, the homeowner removed all the grass and replaced it with low-maintenance, Mediterraneanstyle plants, while another demonstrates how an environmentally

friendly, sustainable garden uses resources readily available, such as rainwater and mason bees. Even the plants in this garden were reclaimed, with some found on Craigslist. “There’s something for everyone on the tour,” said Noble. “It’s not just for accomplished gardeners, but also for people who just want

to get some ideas. It’s also just a fun day out.” Society president Don Luxton said the group realizes the city’s disappearing landscape as an issue so the garden tour also helps raise awareness of its preservation efforts. “As the city is moving towards densification, we’re losing that space between buildings,” said Luxton. “That’s having a serious impact on our historical resources. The more we talk to people, we realize they’re not only concerned about heritage but also about context.” That “context” not only includes character landscaping, said Luxton, but also public, semi-public and private spaces. Luxton said the society has long had a mandate to protect the city’s heritage and unique trees so raising awareness about these special gardens and green spaces is simply an extension of that. “But this tour is not so much about just heritage gardens,” said Luxton. “There are some of a time period typical to a heritage building, but some aren’t. We’re also looking at how some people have made use of their space to create urban gardens.” For more information, visit heritagevancouver.org. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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Cyclists, with and without helmets, make their way to work, school or play on the Ontario Street bike route.

“We haven’t plunged into that area,” he said. “We’re trying to make cycling safer and I think the city feels the best thing it can do is to create that safe infrastructure. It doesn’t mean that some day you’ll be able to throw away your helmet.” Meggs, who supports the helmet law, collided with a car in March 2010 while riding his bike. The inside of his helmet split in several pieces. He suffered ligament damage to his neck and cracked vertebrae in his lower back. “I understand all the arguments about [the helmet law] — both ways,” he said. “But it is the law and I’ve found helmets valuable in my personal experience.” Const. Brian Montague, a media liaison officer with the Vancouver

Police Department, said he couldn’t comment on whether ticketing cyclists who don’t pay fines was a good use of officers’ time. “Our officers do have discretion in whether or not to write a ticket, but our job is to enforce the laws that are there right now,” said Montague, noting abolishing the helmet law would have to be done by the provincial government. “If they did, then we’d stop enforcing it.” Montague said police responded last week to an accident involving a 10-year-old cyclist at Dundas and Lakewood streets. He was wearing a helmet and suffered minor injuries. “Had he not been wearing a helmet, could he have been injured even more?” he said. “We’d rather not have to speculate on something like that.” mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings


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o Suzanne Anton is the province’s minister of justice and attorney general… Wow! That’s not a comment on whether Anton deserves the post. But sheesh, I say, it was only 18 months ago that she lost the mayoral race to Gregor Robertson. Then, in February 2013, she resurfaces and loses the Liberal nomination race in VancouverQuilchena to Andrew Wilkinson. Surely, that defeat would have put an end to her political career. Apparently not. The former park board commissioner-turned-councillor-turned-mayoral candidate surfaced as the Liberal candidate for Vancouver-Fraserview. Anton, who lives in Dunbar, won the riding in the May 14 election and now has one of the most prestigious posts in the provincial government. So, yes — wow! But what skills, you ask, does she bring to the job? Well, she was a Crown prosecutor for 13 years. She has taught overseas and she proved to be popular at the polls during every civic election except the 2011 loss to Robertson, although she did collect 58,152 votes.

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Suzanne Anton was all nerves on the night of the May 14 election. Now she’s the AG. But where, you’re wondering, did she stand on justice-related issues in Vancouver now that she’s in charge of them for the provincial government? The Occupy Vancouver protest outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2011 is probably the best example of how Anton reacted to a high-profile justice issue while in government. As readers will recall, the decision on whether to shut down the camp became the main issue for Anton and Robertson in the waning days of the 2011 election campaign. Anton then: “These tents need to go now. Gregor needs to come up with a plan, he needs to come up with a timeline, he needs to come up with a plan and they need to be gone.” But, if you’re elected mayor and sworn in to

office in December and the tents are still there, what will you do? “Then I’ll give them a week’s notice and they’ll have to be gone.” Or, else? “I will make sure that they’re gone.” How? “Let’s wait and see.” As it turned out, a combination of court orders, firefighters communicating with protesters and police not resorting to riot gear led to a peaceful dismantling of the camp. Unfortunately/fortunately, we never got to find out what Anton would have done. But we did find out that she was a big supporter of then-mayor Sam Sullivan’s plan in the

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2005-2008 term to reduce homelessness, public disorder and the open drug market by 50 per cent by 2010. Remember Project Civil City? Though fewer people are sleeping on the street (Vision Vancouver will argue their work did that), there are still more than 1,200 people in shelters, public disorder in the Downtown Eastside is still an issue and the drug market, well… walk down a back alley off East Hastings and check it out for yourself. Anti-poverty activists saw Project Civil City as an attack on the poor and put an exclamation point on their accusations by dumping a jug of Coke over Sullivan’s head. Sullivan, in case you haven’t heard, also joined the Liberals and got elected in May. But he didn’t get a cabinet post. Was it payback for beating Christy Clark in the NPA’s 2005 mayoral nomination meeting? Who knows. As for other justice issues Anton has weighed in on: She isn’t opposed to more supervised injection sites for Vancouver, she lobbied to have a new pre-trial centre in Vancouver and is a big fan of Police Chief Jim Chu. That was then. A true test of her ability in her new post will come in how she implements the recommendations of the Report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. That is one challenge — many in this city will tell her — she can’t afford to lose. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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arly Shorter received a $10,000 scholarship to study hairdressing from Cynthia Skabar, owner of Future Hair Training Centre, after studying at Pinnacle, an alternative high school program. But Skabar dismissed Shorter in her second week. “I could see that she was partying. I could see that she was on her cellphone all the time,” Skabar said. But Shorter returned a year later, ready to work. Now, the 21-year-old is an instructorat the training centre on West Broadway near Cambie Street. “I love this. It’s so much fun” said Shorter, who’s considering studying nursing after she has a baby in the new year. “I don’t come to work and hate it every day.” Kaylee Dufresne was also referred to Pinnacle, a program of the Vancouver School Board and the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), by her probation officer. She suffered difficulties at home, dropped out of school in Grade 9 and became addicted to drugs and alcohol. She completed six months of rehab before starting Pinnacle. “I was having a rough time while I was there with my addictions and they were supportive,” Dufresne said. “I would come to school and just look like crap and they’d make sure that I was well fed and helped me when I was feeling really not healthy.” Pinnacle teacher Susan Downing encouraged the creative teen to enrol in hair styling school after Dufresne, now 19, started attending Pinnacle and appointments consistently. Pinnacle accommodates students aged 16 to 19 in Grades 11 and 12 in an MCFD Integrated

Youth Services building with access to probation officers, social workers, drug and alcohol counsellors and mental health workers. Downing and the program’s youth and family worker help students with educational, social and emotional needs. “[I] say to them, look, the world is very, very competitive… Make sure that you have some hands-on skills that set you apart,” said Downing, a former electrician. “Get yourself a hands-on skill and then if you would like to be an academic, use that hands-on skill to fund your academic pursuits… I don’t care what you want to do for the rest of your life, I’m glad you have goals, what I really do care about is what you’re going to do next.” Downing and Skabar met through the Cinderella Project, which provides underprivileged students with hairstyles, makeup and full outfits for their graduation festivities. Skabar has given half a dozen students scholarships to complete training at Future Hair and helps them find jobs. “Since I’ve been here [at Future Hair] I’ve been sober,” Dufresne said. “After I got out of treatment I was doing certain things, but since I’ve been here it’s like such an atmosphere where you have no time to make excuses or be late or be hung over… It’s made it a lot easier to stay away from that sort of life.” Current Pinnacle students include one who struggles with mental health and addiction problems, another with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and another who is gifted but was shipped off to school in another country where he didn’t speak the language. Pinnacle graduates have gone on to become a mortgage broker, study diesel mechanics, automotive collision repair and culinary arts, many with the help of scholarships from the local STAND, or Step Towards a New Direction, Foundation. Eleven Pinnacle students graduate June 13. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi


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church negotiating to buy the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts says it will finalize the deal in August and will consider continuing to rent the space for performances. Westside Church also confirmed the Goh Ballet’s annual performance of the Nutcracker will go ahead in December, despite owners of the Centre earlier cancelling the ballet company’s contract. “We are pleased that this worked out and wish them nothing but the best as they carry on this great Christmas tradition,” said lead pastor Norm Funk in an email to the Courier. Funk said the “due diligence period” of a sales agreement with the Centre has expired and he is looking forward to a more permanent home for the church once the deal closes in August. “We are investigating our ability to rent out the Centre in the future with many considerations being worked through now such as, but not limited to, ongoing weekly needs and the refurbishing of some interior space taking place in early fall,” Funk wrote. “However, we want all to know that we love Vancouver and the arts community in it and as part of this great city are

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The church negotiating to buy the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts says it will finalize the deal in August and consider continuing to rent the venue for performances. looking forward to seeing the Centre used in all manner of ways, including assisting with the performing and visual arts. More information will be forthcoming in the weeks and months ahead pertaining to this specific question.” Funk didn’t reveal the cost of the Centre at 777 Homer St., which was purchased for $7.5 million in 2001 by Four Brothers Entertainment. The total value of the land and building was assessed at $9.3 million this year. As the Courier reported May 7, three anonymous donors have contributed more than onethird towards the purchase price of the theatre, which opened in 1995 and cost more than $25

million to build. City council recently passed a motion to have city staff examine what it could do to keep the church from cancelling events scheduled this year at the venue. The motion, which was introduced by NPA Coun. Elizabeth Ball, also called for city staff to see whether it has any power to ensure the new owner continues to use the venue for arts and culture. When told of Funk’s promise to consider continuing to use the Centre for performances, Ball said it was “a great leap forward” and believes concerns raised from the arts community, council and an online petition to “save the Centre” were helpful in getting a message to the church.

“I think a whole lot of people recognized what was important here,” Ball said. Ball noted the church will likely apply for “a change of use” for the venue because churches don’t pay taxes. She said city staff could set certain requirements around the change of use agreement, including continued use of the Centre for arts and culture events. The Vancouver Film Festival was to open this year’s 16-day festival this fall at the Centre. But, like the Goh ballet, was told by the Centre’s owners that its contract was cancelled. Alan Franey, director of the film festival, said hewasencouragedWestsideChurchworkedout an agreement with the Goh Ballet. But, Franey said, the festival hasn’t secured a similar deal with the church. “We’re continuing our conversation,” he said. “It’s a very valuable opportunity for us — the quality of venue and its importance to the festival. So we haven’t given up.” Chan Hon Goh, director of the Goh Ballet, is out of the country and unavailable for comment. Westside Church, which began in 2005, has an office on Broadway and outgrew its service space on West Fifth Avenue in 2010. It now offers services at the Arts Club’s Granville Island Stage theatre and at the Park and Tilford Cineplex Odeon Theatre on the North Shore. Westside also started the Reality Church on the East Side in 2009 and will open Christ City Church in south Vancouver in the fall, according to Funk. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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Flowers spell out 125 in the garden near the Pavillion in Stanley Park. 2013 marks the city’s 125th anniversary. for the cost of a ticket. Visitors can down a pint while watching rugby and cricket demonstrations as well as traditional Coast Salish Slahal games. HMCS Discovery at Deadman’s Island will be open for public tours and Lost Lagoon will be the location for more musical performances, roving entertainers and ecological displays at the Nature House.

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Also in Stanley Park, but taking place this weekend, are the dogs and puppies of Pacific Assistance Dogs Society demonstrating their specialized skills during the first annual Sit Stay Sip wine-tasting fundraiser. Caber, Canada’s first trauma K9, joins PADS assistance dogs and a parade of puppies with winethemed names to entertain and inform attendees at the event June 13 at the Stanley Park Pavilion. Media personality and wine connoisseur Terry David Mulligan will guide participants through the evening’s activities, including samples

from eight wineries. The doggie demonstrations will take place from 4 to 4:15 p.m. and 6:15 to 6:45 outside the Pavilion or inside depending on the weather, and the Puppy Parade starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit pads.ca.

CYCLE SURVEY

The City of Vancouver is looking for a small group of people to participate in a one-hour conversation about what motivated them to try cycling or walking for transportation within the last few months. Anyone interested in participating should contact greenest.city@vancouver.ca by June 14.

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In honour of the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Club in B.C., the Vancouver Arbutus branch donated $13,000 to VanDusen Botanical Garden for the purchase of a new guide cart for the mobility impaired. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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Bill Bennett minister for cutting costs

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he sleeper in Premier Christy Clark’s new cabinet lineup is Bill Bennett, minister responsible for core review. There are senior bureaucrats who are twitching uneasily at all that that entails. It’s been 12 years since that phrase was invented, early in former premier Gordon Campbell’s first term. His first move on opening day was to cut income taxes by 25 per cent, which blew a large hole in the revenue picture. So the corresponding move was to whittle government down to size by going through every ministry, asking what the core mission was, and ditching everything that wasn’t directly related. As Campbell outlined it directly in a letter to cabinet, his core review was a “comprehensive, rigorous, urgent” process that would likely be “unsettling.” It was a wrenching experience for all involved, since it led to a host of program cuts and a large-scale exodus from the public service. But the first one was aimed at a government that had been run by the NDP for 10 years. This new one is aimed at an entirely B.C. Liberal operation, one that’s been in their hands for three terms. NDP Leader Adrian Dix said the need for a core review directly contradicts the government’s campaign message that they are running things efficiently. If they were, they wouldn’t need a core review. The first one was overseen by a large committee of ministers and MLAs, but was largely a technical exercise conducted mostly by deputy ministers. Core Review II at this point rests largely in the hands of the new minister, Bill Bennett. He’s got a track record as a blunt, straight-ahead operator with little time for niceties. Compare Bennett to the people who executed the first one and you get the impression there will be a lot less finesse involved this time around. There’s also a lot less time. The first-term Liberals declared themselves in deficit and gave themselves three years to balance the budget. So the full core review process stretched out over a period of about two years. Clark has already presented a balanced budget for the year ending next March and it’s essential that her government bring it in as such. That gives Bennett a very short timeline to conduct a core review and execute the resulting cuts in order to ensure the government meets its target. Creation of the new post confirms the impression that curbing spending in order to fulfil the promise is going to be tougher than people have been led to believe. Returning Finance Minister Mike de Jong said he is guardedly optimistic about B.C.’s fiscal picture. But he acknowledged that’s based mostly on anecdotal information from people relieved that the Liberals won the election. Budgeting was one of the clear differences in the campaign. Liberals promised to balance; the NDP said that was impossible, so it served up plans for more deficits. Since the election, Clark has been stressing the need to control spending. She feels the election promise was a winner for her, and she obviously got a mandate to fulfil it. Maybe de Jong is right and the economy will perform strongly enough to allow them to squeak through. But Bennett’s new job looks like they’re gearing up to make significant reductions in spending, just to make sure. The core review was promised in the Liberal election platform. But it was only one line and it didn’t get much attention. It may get a lot more in the months ahead. Just So You Know: Premier Clark obviously enjoyed the outdoor Vancouver harbourfront ceremony where she showed off her new cabinet last week. Later, she said she considers this her first term, since her last two years as premier were under the former mandate. “In the first year of your first mandate, a premier has the opportunity to create a cabinet that is based on qualifications only and that is what I have done.” She said sometimes new cabinets look like the result of a premier trying to satisfy interest groups. lleyne@timescolonist.com

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ummer is a-comin’ in and all the home and garden magazines are telling us how to turn our houses into cottages. White wicker furniture is de rigueur as is everything white. (These would-be cottagers don’t, obviously, have kids or dogs.) And then you simply have to add all the little cottage-y touches: smooth, round stones on windowsills; dried starfish on the bathroom vanity; dried-flower wreaths on the patio door. Well, let me tell you, white wicker and dried starfish do not a cottage make. I live in an eight hundred square foot, 80-yearold former summer cottage on Indian Arm and I’m not playing at being a cottager from June through August. I’m a cottager year-round. The woodstove is for real, as is the woodshed with the necessary four cords of seasoned firewood that has to be bucked, split and stacked in April if I want to be warm in November. Without central heating how do you stay cozy in winter? Put on another sweater and move closer to the stove. A recent full-page newspaper ad for “cottages” on a lake in the Okanagan caught my eye. There was an artist’s rendition: a row of tightlypacked, identical two-story houses in front of which is a turquoise, chlorine-treated pool full of kids. Good grief. Where do they build forts? Have a bonfire? Eat smores? Look for bears? And if there’s a lake, why aren’t those kids in it? But the impulse for cottage life — however brief the time spent in it might be — is not only Canadian, it’s probably universal. In all the hurlyburley of our urban lives, deep down we long for a slower pace and time to sit around a fire and tell tall tales. These days, almost all the original cottages that middle-class Lower Mainlanders fled to in the summer are gone or so completely renovated that they no longer qualify as cottages: White Rock, Crescent Beach, Cultus Lake, Beach Grove, Boundary Bay, Bowen Island and all up and down the Sunshine Coast. Now you have to be a millionaire— make that a billionaire — to buy waterfrontage. I was so lucky that my working-class parents had a place up Indian Arm in the ’40s. I learned almost everything I needed to know in those blessed summers in North Sunshine — where the sun seldom actually shone: how to catch cod and crabs, swim, row a boat, scrub my clothes on a washboard and play poker. All the really important stuff. The bad news is that my folks sold the place in the ’60s when we kids all got summer jobs. I lament those golden, olden days and view with skepticism what realtors gushingly advertise as “cottages.” One could be yours for anywhere from a quarter of a million dollars to many, many more. But it’s just not the same. Courier theatre critic Jo Ledingham lives in a cottage she has leased since 1964. She is currently working with her landlord to keep the bulldozer from the door.

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PARK BOARD MOVED TOO FAST ON HASTINGS PARK FISH POND

To the editor: Re: “Fish pond in sanctuary doesn’t fly with neighbours,” June 5. Sandra Thomas’ story about the sterilized trout public fishing program at Hastings Park is yet another demonstration of why we need strong community associations. The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation has implemented this program on a rushed timeline, in complete ignorance of community opposition and clear facts. While The Hastings Community Association endorses the park board in the governing of Hastings Park, we do so based on a collaborative working relationship that goes back 75 years. The recent shift by the park board towards a centralized service delivery model is quite a departure from the working relationship we’ve known in the past. The associations that once collaborated with the park board towards the betterment of the neighbourhoods are now being bullied into accepting changes that ultimately have negative effects in their communities. This is emblematic of the park board’s attempts to renegotiate the joint operating agreements with local community associations. As with the urban fishing program, the vast majority of communities across the city oppose the board’s attempt to fundamentally change the operating agreements with local volunteer community associations that built Vancouver’s community centre network. The negative impacts of the fishing program were clear almost instantly, as it is with

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the park board’s position on renegotiating the joint operating agreements. The public should expect the same if the park board continues to implement its will on the public and community associations without proper consultation. I encourage the public to take note of important stories such as this and speak out against these actions taken by the park board by writing to your commissioner, city councillor and the mayor. Massimo Rossetti, President Hastings Community Association

FUNDAMENTALISM, NOT EVANGELISM, TO BE FEARED To the editor: Re: “Church’s beliefs worse than loss of theatre space,” May 31. As a member of a reformed and enquiring Christian community I was surprised to read that Mr. Garr was particularly concerned about the growth of Westside Church. Two and a half lines of his last paragraph could well have been a description of a denomination that has been around for many hundreds of years : Roman Catholicism. “Women are not allowed to hold any ordained position in the church. Men run the show. Homosexuality is condemned as are divorce, a women’s right to choose and pre-marital sex.” The Roman Catholic Church is certainly not alone in these teachings. Many Lower Mainland fundamentalist churches share the same teachings. Check the websites for Willingdon Church, Broadway Tabernacle, Coastal Church and you will see Westside Church is nothing new. The Dalai Lama, too, has said that homosexuality

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is not the preferred way to live. Christian conservatives are not alone in their condemnation of LGBT citizens. All too often the media confuse the word “evangelical” when in fact it is fundamentalism they are scared of. I am too. Terry Love, Vancouver

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To the editor: Re: “Park structure is like a rock,” June 7. I was surprised when I read the article about the artificial boulder/climbing rock at Riley to discover that the people who were actually responsible for having it built 10 years ago were not mentioned. The person who was credited with being responsible was not in my memory a part of any consultation or its construction. The climbing boulder was featured in an article in the Courier by Sandra Thomas at the time it was built. It was built with in a partnership between the Riley Park Community Association, the Vancouver park board and an indoor climbing facility in North Vancouver. It was a test for the climbing company, to see if a climbing rock built in an outdoor venue could survive the elements. And it has. It was also built purposely to look natural, like a glacier boulder had been dropped there. The people mainly responsible for ensuring it was built were myself, the president at the time of the Riley Park Community Association, Kim Mullins from the park board staff and the staff and board at the Riley Park Community Centre at the time. Barbara Laird, Vancouver

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he mass of scaffolding stretching between two multi-storey buildings under construction at 1553 Main St. near Terminal Avenue is hard to miss. The scaffolding obscures eight, four-foot in diameter columns supporting an eight-storey “skybridge” under construction, which will connect the two mid-rise structures on the 70,000-square-foot site. The skybridge will house residential units, as will the 11-storey building positioned on Quebec Street, while the one on Main Street will be a seven-storey office building. (It’s fewer storeys than the residential one because of higher ceilings.)

Onni Group is behind the $110 million development, which it’s dubbed ‘Central.’ “We were looking to try something unique,” explained Beau Jarvis, Onni’s vice president of development. “It was a central site that was going to stand out. You drive by it, you see it and we wanted to do something outside of the box. There were a number of different iterations that were bantered about and we ultimately settled on this and I think the city was quite excited about it as well. Nobody’s seen anything like this in Vancouver and we’re really excited about it taking shape right now. It’s going to be pretty cool. Really cool, actually.” Jarvis expects construction will be completed in the summer of 2014. Martin Bruckner of IBI Group is handling the execution of the project, but Dialog’s Bruce Haden was behind the design concept and his firm took the project through the rezoning stage. Haden said there’s a certain degree of architectural similarity when you look across the downtown core in terms of the pattern, size, scale of residential towers built over the last 10 or 15 years. “So we were very interested in trying to test a slightly different model

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Onni Group’s “Central” project on Main Street near Terminal Avenue will have a skybridge connecting two mid-rise structures. — one that was a little bit more design ambitious and just distinctive in the skyline,” he said. “The other thing is we saw the site as a bit of a transitional zone. The historic Main Street corridor is mostly mid-rise buildings of a certain scale — like the brick building at Main and Broadway and then there are the older ones in the Downtown Eastside. The scale of the block on Quebec and the block on Main are really designed to reflect

that sort of scale and grain and street texture.” The skybridge actually aligns with the overall city grid and is intended to have “more of a kind of conversation with the skyline,” according to Haden. “Main and Quebec are slightly angled at that point, so what happens is the two lower parts align directly with the streetscape on the adjacent streets.”

A landscaped courtyard with public access is planned for between the two blocks underneath the skybridge. Jarvis said a public art piece is being included in the design called “The Ninth Column,” which will look like a Douglas fir. Bruckner said Central will be a unique addition to Vancouver’s skyline. “I think it’s a fantastic concept and it’s going to be a fantastic building when it’s finished. It’s a spectacular space,” he said. “It will bring something brand new [to the city] — something never seen before. Architecturally, it’s just unique.” Haden is curious about how the project will turn out. “What we’re hoping it will do, certainly, is encourage more experimentation and different ways of thinking about residential buildings’ relationships to the ground plane — all these kinds of things,” he said. “Much of the work that was done in the last 10 or 15 years is very, very high calibre. It’s just that we need to have more models that are a bit more adventuresome.” noconnor@vancourier.com twitter.com/naoibh

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RILEY PARK The Courier’s own sports reporter Megan Stewart and man-about-town Fred Lee are donning sports gear this Wednesday, June 12, for a charity/celebrity baseball game at Nat Bailey Stadium. (I’ll be curious to see just how Lee accessorizes this outfit.) The inaugural Strike Out Heart Disease Celebrity Softball Game at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium features two teams of local celebrities, which besides Stewart and Lee, also includes CBC TVs Shane Foxman, Bro Jake and Alece Anderson from Rock 101 and Miss604 blogger (Rebecca Bollwit), to name just a few. Watch for the dancing groundskeepers, a crowd favourite, and of course the two-foot hot dogs. Strike Out Heart Disease began in 2012, as a joint partnership with the Vancouver Canadians and St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation. Corporations, individuals and fans make donations based on the number of strikeouts recorded by Vancouver Canadians’ pitchers over the course of the season. In 2012, the Canadians threw 570 strikeouts and raised $14,250 for the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation. In 2013, Vancouver Canadians owner Jake Kerr will also match all funds up to $25,000 from his family’s foundation. Tickets to the Wednesday game are $2 with 100 per cent of proceeds going to the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation. The first pitch will be thrown at 7:05 p.m.

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Brian Jessel BMW’s eighth annual Cabriolet Charity Gala takes place June 15 from 6 to 12 p.m. at the East Side dealership located at 2311 Boundary Rd. This year’s entertainment includes headliner Colin James and Rossette Luve featuring DJ Kemo. The MCs for the evening are Kid Carson and Tammy Moyer. Tickets range from $200 to $650 for the VIP treatment, with proceeds going to

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Vancouver media personalities, including the Courier’s man about town Fred Lee and Courier sports writer Megan Stewart, will be participating in a charity/celebrity baseball game at Nat Bailey Stadium Wednesday night. the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information, visit cabrioletgala.com.

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The community group Take Back the Path is holding a work party Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the corner of Northeast Kent and Jellicoe streets. Much of the shared pedestrian and cycling path just south of Marine Drive is so overgrown with weeds it’s become a narrow strip of packed dirt hardly wide enough for a single jogger. Almost six years ago, longtime resident Gillian Lunde weeded a small section across from her home and since then has been joined by other volunteers ready to help. The focus of this work party is maintenance along the path that follows the rail line along Kent Street. Visit Fraserlands Community Gardening Group on Facebook

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The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will hold its annual public meeting in Vancouver June 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at CBC Vancouver, 700 Hamilton St. All are welcome. The national museum’s physical home is on the Halifax waterfront at Pier 21, the National Historic Site that served as the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. However, the museum’s reach extends well beyond its four walls to collect, share and pay tribute to the Canadian immigration story, past and present. The meeting will provide the public with the opportunity to hear about the past year’s highlights and learn about some of the museum’s future plans. Attendees will learn

The South Hill Neighbours Society is holding its annual Garage Sale Day and encourages everyone in the community to coordinate their yard sales to take place on the same day, June 22 starting at 10 a.m. The event is organized by the South Hill Neighbours Society, a non-profit group dedicated to initiating and supporting projects organized to make the community an active, attractive and welcoming place to visit or live. To get your sale on the list of participating households, drop the society an email at southhillneighbours@gmail. For more information, visit southhillcommunity.ca. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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oo Zhop, a record shop in the Downtown Eastside that also doubles as an underground concert venue, is working hard to keep its back doors open and hoping that a resolution can quickly be made with the city. The store, at 223 Main St., has been hosting all-ages concerts in its backroom studios since it opened in 2009, despite being unable to obtain a permit. All appeared to fine until May 30, when an inspector from the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Department cited the record store with 14 safety violations, including unsatisfactory exit signage, lack of outlet covers and a need for more electrical outlets. Owner David Mattatall said most of the violations were minor and all were fixed within three days, but the city is still not allowing him to host concerts inside his shop. He believes the city is trying to force him into purchasing a license he simply can’t afford. “We’re in Oppenheimer-Chinatown, if the fire department were dutiful, half of these buildings would be condemned,” Mattatall said. “We have sprinklers, we have alarms, we’re not a fire hazard. Look at some of the slums around us. It’s partly a political manoeuvre to try to get us to get a license… We’ve tried to get a license before but they’ve made the barrier [to entry] impossible. It would cost us nearly $30,000.” Mattatall has been working with Diana Leung, the new cultural planner for the city, for alternative options.

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David Mattatall in front of the stage at the Zoo Zhop, 223 Main St. Mattatall believes increased pressure from the city is indicative of a lack of support Vancouver has shown its arts community — The Waldorf Hotel, Rhizome Café and several other venues shut down earlier this year, while others such as VIVO have been renovicted. “If you just want to go to Granville Street and get drunk, then Vancouver is amazing. If you’re concerned with fostering local arts, then there’s a lot of room for improvement,” Mattatall said. “If you look at how many VPD officers are hired to patrol Granville at night, its obvious that Vancouver wants the city to be fun, and they’ve said when and where that’s OK.” Mattatall started an online petition in support of Zoo Zhop, which as of Monday had 2,362 signatures. While the petition is unlikely to sway city staff, Mattatall appreciates the support and feels it legitimizes his complaints.

Several concerts at the Zoo Zhop were cancelled, but a show was held last Friday. Mattatall said that a fire marshall showed up partway through the band’s set, and Mattatall showed him the repairs they had made. Afterwards, the marshall left and the show resumed. “If we’re allowed to do shows, I’ll work with the city,” Mattatall said. “If we’re not allowed, it’s going to be hard to bite my lip and work with the city again. I’m sure Vancouver will recover [if we close]. Aside from being an allages venue, we’ve always tried to be accessible. Anyone can book a show with us, we don’t look at who’s cool or popular, and we don’t take money up front. There are not many places where kids can book their own shows – that’s what Vancouver is losing, and I think that would suck. Drew_McLachlan@hotmail.com twitter.com/NotDrowzyD

The Development Permit Board and Advisory Panel will meet: Monday, June 17 at 3 pm City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue First Floor, Town Hall Meeting Room to consider the following development permit application: 1121 Seymour Street: To construct a nine-storey, multiple-dwelling building containing 40 units with one detached three-storey townhouse at grade, all above two levels of underground parking accessed from the lane west of Seymour Street. A Heritage Density Transfer from a donor site at 53 West Hastings Street is proposed to permit a height increase to 28.2 metres (92.5 feet). Please contact City Hall Security (1st floor) if your vehicle may be parked at City Hall for more than two hours. TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM: 604-873-7469 or lorna.harvey@vancouver.ca

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Green Thumb Theatre artistic director Patrick McDonald (centre) and actors Scott Button and Agnes Tong mug for the camera in front of a retrofitted Carleton Hall, Vancouver’s oldest schoolhouse, which now houses two modern rehearsal studios.

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ancouver’s oldest schoolhouse was one meeting away from demolition. The province had already committed $75,000 to flatten its charred remains. Then the artistic director of Green Thumb Theatre’s wife, actress Leslie Jones, read an article about the building in the Renfrew-Collingwood Community News and told her husband, Patrick McDonald, she’d found the company that produces educational plays for elementary and high school students a home. McDonald phoned Carleton teacher Scott MacDonald who’d worked to delay the old schoolhouse’s demolition and 10 days later McDonald pitched restoring two adjacent Carleton buildings for Green Thumb to the Vancouver School Board.

Green Thumb launched a capital campaign in 2011 to raise $1 million for the project. The historic Carleton Hall reopened after an environmentally friendly retrofit, a restoration of its exterior heritage character and with two large modern rehearsal studios inside last week. “It’s not very often in this day and age where a new facility is opened,” said McDonald. “And so to have two new buildings, a 1908 building and the 1986, the oldest schoolhouse in Vancouver that was charred beyond ruins, restored for community use and for arts use, it’s a huge addition to the arts scene in Vancouver in terms of smaller groups, in particular, having accessible, wonderful space, not accessible basements somewhere.” The nearly 40-year-old award-winning theatre company holds a 20-year lease on the space. McDonald said a local choir is interested to rent the small hall every Sunday for the next year and professional theatre companies have already rented rehearsal space for their upcoming seasons. Green Thumb intends to offer classes to youth in dance, acting, playwriting, directing, set and costume design in a year. The project cost $1.5 million and was aided with money from the federal, provincial and city governments. Green Thumb needs to raise $200,000 to see its debt disappear. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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he took down an alleged shoplifter while on his day off in Vancouver. A watchful citizen recorded the fiveminute affair and the video is now racking up thousands of views online. Const. Tom Cichon, a four-year North Vancouver

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a police officer regardless of his days on or days off, which is refreshing to see.” By Monday, the video of the citizen’s arrest had been seen more than 25,000 times on YouTube, though the officer isn’t seeking any wider attention. “He’s declining to give personal interviews. Everyone from Global to CNN wanted to talk to him,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, North Vancouver RCMP spokesman. Regular folks can detain someone who has committed a crime, so long as they’re sure they can do it safely and only detain the person while police are on their way, De Jong said. Anyone making a citizen’s arrest needs to be wary of the risk involved. “There always is (risk). That’s why first and foremost is your own personal safety and the safety of those around you. If in doubt, call 9-1-1,” he said. brichter@nsnews.com

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olfing and arthritis? You bet! Perfectly manicured fairways, a bright blue sky, a slight breeze that lifts your golf ball toward the green. Many people enjoy hours of leisure time on the links. But what if you have arthritis? With a few adjustments golf can continue to be an enjoyable activity without putting additional stress on your joints. Golf is an adaptable activity that increases strength, mobility, and range of motion. It also improves balance and coordination as well as helping to maintain a healthy weight and heart and it is fun! Try these helpful tips: • Always warm up before playing a round, mimic golfing motions to warm up muscles and joints prior to play. A thorough warm up only takes five to ten minutes.

• Use lightweight clubs with graphite shafts to help absorb shock better. • Build up the grip size of your clubs with tape or look for larger grips to help hold them more easily. Consider having grips custom made. • Use gloves to provide a better grip. • Wrist splints or thumb splints provide support and can reduce pain.

• Use tees to avoid striking the ground and jarring your joints. • Try a softer ball with a higher spin rate. • Wear comfortable walking shoes or golf shoes without spikes. Consider adding more cushioning or orthotic supports in shoes. • Take only the clubs you need and use a wheeled cart to push rather than pull or carry your clubs. Look for self-propelled golf carts. • Stretch after the game. Even long-time golfers can benefit from advice from a golf pro, sometimes a simple swing adjustment can make the game more comfortable and enjoyable. Golf equipment is always changing and improving; from club design to arthritis friendly gloves to longer tees and other handy gadgets to make the game easier to play. Another useful tip is to educate yourself about your type of arthritis (there are more than 100 different types.) Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent kind of arthritis. It occurs when cartilage begins to wear away. Cartilage is an essential part of the joint; it acts as a shock absorber and enables the joint to move smoothly. As the cartilage erodes it results in pain, stiffness, and swelling.

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis and an autoimmune disease. Rheumatoid arthritis attacks the lining of the joints and causes swelling, pain, inflammation and joint destruction. While there is no cure for arthritis, there are effective treatments to help manage the symptoms of the disease.

Need more information about arthritis? Contact The Arthritis Society at arthritis.ca or call 1-800-321-1433 to speak to a trained volunteer. Joan Vyner is Director of Education and Service for The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon division.

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Falls among seniors is a major health care issue. Approximately 1 in 3 older adults experience one or more falls per year. Although falls are commonly thought to be a consequence of physical problems, such as poor balance, research now suggests that brain function also plays a role in one’s risk of falling. University of BC researchers are inviting senior volunteers aged 70 to 80 years old to participate in a research study that aims to examine the effect of brain function on falls. To be eligible for this study, individuals must be: 1) Right Handed 2) Aged 70-80 years old 3) Willing to participate in one MRI scan For more information, please contact Michelle Munkacsy (Research Assistant) at 604-875-4111 Ext. 69056

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But, did you know that many pain and immobility issues can be significantly helped by the practice of Pilates with a Pilates Specialist? Yvonne Bray of Pacific Pilates in South Granville says many people are not aware that Pilates is truly for all bodies and ages. “The media has created a Pilates stereotype as thin, young celebrities doing difficult exercises. And many men still think Pilates is for women,” say Bray. “People need to know what an amazing method Pilates is for rehabilitation and for keeping you moving pain-free into your golden years.” Bray says her mission is to make Pilates accessible to the baby boomer and senior population (although she does work with all ages and levels of fitness.) “I work with clients with a variety of physical painful issues as well as for strength training. “Many can barely make it in the door with back pain, arthritis, sciatica, shoulder, knee and foot issues, etc. All clients complete medical forms, and I work closely with

health care professionals to ensure safety and the best possible outcome,” she says. A posture and gait analysis is completed along with muscle testing as needed. Exercises are modified and programs are designed to specifically suit the needs of each client. After addressing physical issues privately, some clients wish to do small group mat classes. Most classes have only three or four clients. “One thing I like to tell my clients is that ‘motion is lotion’ for the joints,” says Bray. “A client of mine, Janet Sinclair, would like others to know how Pilates has helped her with osteoarthritis: “When I first came to Pacific Spirit Pilates, I was limping and in pain. I was taking painkillers to sleep

because of osteoarthritis. After about six weeks of Pilates private equipment sessions, I have no pain and I don’t limp,” says Sinclair. “I have not taken painkillers in a long time, and I sleep all night without awakening!” Sinclair enjoys walking now because it doesn’t hurt anymore, and she is able to walk further. “My daughter tells me I am taller (because my knees are no longer bent.) I can now sit without my knees aching. This is especially nice on a long airline flight,” says Sinclair.

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Heat illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, fainting, heat edema (swelling of hands, feet and ankles,) heat rash and heat cramps (muscle cramps). These illnesses can affect you quickly and are mainly caused by overexposure to heat, or over-exertion in the heat. At highest risk are older adults with extenuating medical conditions. Fortunately, heat illnesses are preventable. Keeping hydrated by drinking plenty of liquids is just one of the many things you can do to minimize your risks. Here are some others:

Talk to your care provider. If you are taking medication or have a health condition, ask your doctor or pharmacist if it increases your health risk in the heat and follow their recommendations. Avoid exposure to extreme heat. Plan outdoor activities during cooler parts of the day and avoid sun exposure by wearing a widebrimmed, breathable hat. Use an umbrella or spend time in tree-shaded areas or air-conditioned buildings such as libraries and community centres. Prepare for the heat. Make sure your air conditioning unit is working before the warmer season starts. Pay attention to local weather forecasts and heat alerts. If available, check the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) regularly at airhealth.ca, as air pollution levels tend to be higher on very hot days. Arrange regular visits. Neighbours, friends and family should check on older adults regularly

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Arbutus Manor invites all seniors to the sixth annual “A Taste of Amica,” taking place Wednesday, June 12. Amica Mature Lifestyles’ Wellness & Vitality communities across Canada will be opening their doors to celebrate and showcase the very best of retirement living and one of their true passions - the culinary excellence of Amica chefs and staff.

Arbutus Manor will host a complimentary afternoon for seniors to satisfy their curiosity and their taste buds. Seniors are invited to drop by this prestigious West Side retirement residence to sample, savour and see the chefs in action as they prepare and present Gourmet Picnic specialties using fresh seasonal ingredients and, of course, Amica flair! Visitors can also arrange for a guided tour on another date. It all takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Amica at Arbutus Manor - 2125 Eddington Drive, just off Arbutus. Call 604-736-8936 or visit the website: amica.ca.

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EW ORLEANS, La.— On our first night in New Orleans, my father, brother and I were in the French Quarter on a street lined with storefronts offering suits of armour and antique guns in the windows. (Vancouverites who’ve never been to the French District can imagine it like this: all the charm of 200-year-old Spanish colonial buildings offset by the tackiness of the Gastown tourist strip and the seediness of the Granville Street Entertainment District). Two women were screaming behind us: “You have just missed a show.” We turned to see one of them yanking down her tank top and breaking out in delirious giggles. I began to worry that New Orleans was a city I should have visited a decade ago, when the dive bars on Bourbon Street and live music might have held more appeal. This trip would be different. For one thing, my father is unable to walk any great distance; we required cab rides to get even half a mile from our 119-room hotel, International House, in the Central Business District. Our trip would need to be more planned-out

Tourists line up for beignet doughnuts in New Orleans than I might have wished. My dad had wanted to visit mainly because of the seafood and, in New Orleans, the oysters didn’t disappoint. At $13 a dozen at Felix’s, an establishment in the French Quarter with no-frills decor, they were “better than happy hour prices” in Vancouver, my brother enthused. We had oysters cooked Rockefeller-style (i.e. fried in parsley, herbs and butter) the night before, but preferred them raw. These appetizers were followed by fried catfish, soft-shelled crab and an oyster po’ boy. On a culinary tour led by former high school teacher Judy Majoie, we

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learned that New Orleans cuisine comes from both Creole (descendants of the city’s original French and Spanish settlers, who later mixed with African-American and Native populations) and Cajun (Acadians expelled from Canada in 1755). Creole cooking is classical; Cajun food is more rustic, “one pot”-style. Both have their own versions of gumbo. The soupier Creole version features a base made from tomato (an ingredient which isn’t found in the more bare-bones Cajun cooking); the stew-like Cajun version is made from a roux made from flour and lard (and not the traditional butter).

But New Orleans’ rich eating and drinking history, combined with its sizeable tourism industry, can also create an environment where “cultural history is commodified,” says mixologist Kirk Estiponal and co-owner of Bellocq, in the business district. The city’s watering holes — birthplace of the sazerac, the world’s oldest cocktail — leveraged that drinking pedigree and started offering cocktails that are, in Estiponal’s words, made from “Kool-Aid packs.” By contrast, the cocktails in Bellocq are adventurous but cognizant of tippling history. On my visit, I had a Bonal Gentiane Quinine cobbler. Cobblers are a type of cocktail first mixed in the 1830s when manufactured ice and straws were innovations. In this refreshing rendition, the aperitif is mixed with grapefruit zest in a metal goblet packed with crushed ice. In Cochon, a casual fine dining establishment in the Warehouse district, the place is packed with locals and tourists aiming for a taste of one of America’s “twenty most important restaurants” (as named by Bon Appetit). Chef and co-owner Stephen Steyjewski says he wanted to “do food that people do in their homes in western Louisiana.”

While overly familiar dishes like jambalaya are avoided, the meathappy eatery offers their takes on the B-sides of this down-home cuisine: boudin, a cajun sausage stuffed with rice, is fried in a crisp ball while fried alligator is given a tangy twist with a chili garlic aioli. Asmuchaswe wanted to eat our way through “Nola,” we slowed down after our first couple ofdays.Ononefeedingbreak,weended up by accident one night at Yuki, an izakaya restaurant that projects Astro Boy cartoons on Frenchmen Street — theneighbourhoodwherelocalsgofor music. The izakaya pub was hosting Kanako Fuwa’s Moshi Moshi, which played both Okinawa “gypsy” songs and English-language classics like “When the Saints Go Marching In” (the latter sung tunefully but perhaps phonetically, with scant inflection in any of the lyrics). In between songs, Fuwa explained that she was a music therapist who had come to New Orleans from Japan: “I literally threw a dart at a map.” Her charming performance revealed to us that this city, which packages its rich traditions so tidily for tourists, was still capable of surprising fun. Metaquiche@hotmail.com

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A: If they haven’t bloomed for years, they’re not likely to bloom now. The easiest thing to do is green-waste them and start over this fall with fresh bulbs planted in a sunnier and better-drained place. But if some of the bulbs are very large and obviously healthy, you might select out these and try them in the better location for two years. Healthy bulbs that never bloom need at least two years of sun, good food and excellent drainage before they can form embryo flowers within the bulb. These embryo flowers mature about 12 months after forming and then bloom. Q: When a package of vegetable seeds lists a number of days, what does that refer to? Is it days from planting the seed to when you can eat it? Is it days from transplant to when you can eat it? Is it something else? Joni Rabinowitz

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A: This figure estimates the numberdaysfromplantingthe seed to when you can eat it. But this is a ballpark figure, especially with warmweather vegetables such as tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and corn. That’s because the time vegetables need to mature and fruit depends on the weather. A cold, wet spring means many things will take

The number of days from seed planting to eating listed on most packages is a ballpark figure that isn’t always reliable. longer than the seed packet states. As well, figures stated for maturity of warm-weather vegetables grown on the prairies or back east aren’t reliable at all for B.C. That’s because summers are often hotter in those places. These estimates can be useful in giving you a rough idea what to expect. But they’re not set in stone. Q. I have a large clump of Siberian iris that should be divided. Should I do it now or wait till the fall? How do I divide them? Marie-Ann

A: You can divide Siberian irises in spring or fall. But this year, fall division would be better since we have a long-range forecast for a hot, dry summer. Because Siberian irises love moisture and hate heat and drought, you may need to do a lot of watering this summer to make sure they settle in well. In fall, your irises will grow more slowly, but nature should do much of the watering for you. Just check them now and then in winter in case they have a problem with frost heaves.

My favourite way of dividing solid, matted clumps of Siberian iris roots is to use a serrated bread or freezer knife and saw my way through the clump. This is time consuming, but useful for people whose muscles aren’t up to tearing tough roots apart. A more strenuous alternative is plunging two garden forks, back to back into the centre of the clump and forcing them apart. Hopefully, the roots will rip apart before you do. Once you’ve done that, just discard the aged bare centre, break up the young vigorous outside layer and replant the pieces. Q: How can I propagate Vietnamese coriander? Mi Vuong, Vancouver

Vietnamese coriander cuttings can be put into water until they make roots. Then you can plant them up in soil that is kept constantly moist. It’s a tropical plant that should be kept inside. Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden questions. Send them to amarrison@ shaw.ca.


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While some consider the solstice the official kick-off to summer, we’ve always hitched our sunscreen-soaked wagon to the opening of BARD OF THE BEACH. This year’s edition of the outdoor Shakespeare love-in at Vanier Park begins previews June 12 with the mistaken identityfilled romantic comedy Twelfth Night. Other productions include Hamlet, Measure for Measure and Timothy Findley’s ELIZABETH REX. The festival runs until Sept. 14. For tickets and more information, go to bardonthebeach.org or call 604-739-055. Dream a dream of days gone by when the North American touring production of LES MISERABLES comes to town. Cameron Mackintosh’s 25th anniversary musical production brings Victor Hugo’s famed novel to the Queen Elizabeth stage June 12 to 23. Best of all, no Russell Crowe. Tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.ca or call 1-855-985-5000.

GENERATIONALS is not your average New Orleans band. The indie-pop duo of Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer is decidedly trombone-free and delivers sugary sweet delights that evoke the hazy days of summer. The band should have the dance floor buzzing when it drops by the Biltmore June 13, 9:30 p.m. in support of its latest album Heza. Young Empires open. Tickets at Red Cat and Zulu Records. Rodney Ascher’s mind-scrambling documentary ROOM 237 explores the numerous theories about hidden messages found within Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1980 psychological horror film THE SHINING. Was the film a metaphor for Native American genocide, as one theorist contends? Or was it Kubrick’s cinematic confession that he faked the moon landing? Theoryprone thinking man Chuck Klosterman goes so far as calling ROOM 237 the best non-fiction film he’s seen all year. See for yourself when the Rio Theatre screens the heady doc June 13 and then as a double with THE SHINING June 14. More details at riotheatre.ca.


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It’s only been a month and half since K&K’s Team Gloom wrote about a survey by CareerCast.com that crowned “newspaper reporter” as the worst job to have in 2013, beating out lumberjack, bus driver and the child actor who plays Premier Christy Clark’s son. And already there’s a new study by Bankrate.com that claims that the worst “return on investment” for a four-year degree is a job in journalism. Wait a second, there are jobs in journalism? According to the uplifting report, based on the average cost of a degree, tuition, room and board and other fees over four years, coupled with the median pay, it would take approximately 31.83 years for a fresh-faced journalist to repay his or her education investment. And that doesn’t even factor in the price of chinos, plaid shirts and alcohol. Suspiciously absent from the survey was the average repayment time for a Liberal Arts degree or Philosophy degree — but what is time, really, but pure intuitions of our faculty of sensibility, just as concepts of physics such as causation and inertia are pure intuitions of our faculty of understanding? According to the same study, an occupation in advertising, marketing and/or promotions has the best return on one’s educational investment, which we’re guessing also includes working for

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IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER With Father’s Day around the corner, K&K is breathing a sigh of relief this year because our diligent dad saw fit to do most of the heavy lifting for us. Last year, we wrote about our father’s desire for a metal detector and subsequent disappointment when we bought him the wrong model of metal detector. Since then he bought himself the tricked-out Bounty Hunter 2200 he wanted in the first place and has found some sweet-ass pocket change, rusty nails and discarded gum wrappers, so all is forgiven. This year, however, he wanted an underwater camera. Why underwater? We have no idea. In fact, we can’t remember the last time he went swimming or took a bath. (The dude is a shower man, through and through.) And since we had missed his birthday, which took place while he was away on a cruise, and he didn’t forget this fact as we had originally hoped, he recently informed us that he kindly combined the approximate cost of a birthday gift and the approximate cost of a Father’s Day gift and determined that a waterproof camera (on sale at London Drugs, he might add) would be an appropriate gift. So that’s what we got him. Plus, if he ever loses the camera in the sand or under a pile of his cut-off dress slacks and what could best be described as “hobo clown pants” that he somehow finds at Value Village year after year, he has a wicked metal detector to help him find it. twitter.com/KudosKvetches

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here were roughly 700 people parked in the seats of the Vogue Theatre last Friday night. It was an impressive turnout for the first Simply Dope Summer Comedy Extravaganza, considering the night’s talent: L.A.based comic Brent Morin, Toronto’s Dave Merheje and two local acts, Ivan Decker and Dino Archie, who organized and emceed the night’s proceedings. Never heard of them? Few people outside comedy circles have. Archie, a California native who moved to Vancouver three years ago, readily admits, “Nobody knows us. We’re not draws yet.” It certainly helped that the Donnelly Group, who partnered with Archie on the event, had the marketing muscle to attract a larger audience. But marketing isn’t everything, and the crowded house made clear what Archie has known all along: Vancouver is hungry for quality standup comedy, whether the comics are established names or not. “There’s no reason that comedy shouldn’t be booming here,” Archie says. “This is a great market to tap into. People are looking for something to do — and they like comedy — but they just don’t know there’s a scene here.” The city is brimming with talented comics who, without the prospect of ever landing a sitcom or HBO special while living here, perform purely for the love of the craft. Compared to New York, L.A. or even Toronto, Vancouver is a minor blip on the comedy circuit. Canadian comedy industry insiders rarely trek out west to see what’s happening, and industry types in major U.S. markets have too much in their own front yards to even consider thinking about a mid-size Canadian city. “Part of what makes us unique is we’re isolated from everywhere else, so we’ve created our own supportive vibe,” says Dan Quinn, a 19-year standup veteran and founder of the successful Snowed in Comedy Tour, which sold out the Vogue in February. “It becomes so much more about the art because the ability to make a living is so much harder that they’re not just going to gig to gig doing the same show all the time. You’re playing all these little rooms trying to be as funny as you can.” These little rooms, such as Kitsilano’s Corduroy, Displace Hashary (also in Kits), Kino Cafe on Cambie and Havana Theatre on Commercial Drive, among others, allow comics to develop their craft and experiment because HBO executives aren’t sitting in the audience. “It’s a great town if you want to work on the craft of standup,” says comic Graham Clark,

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host of the long-running Laugh Gallery comedy room at Havana, frequent contributor to CBC’s The Debaters and co-host of the popular comedy podcast Stop Podcasting Yourself. “It’s not a town where there’re agents in the audience. No one’s going to get ‘discovered’ in Vancouver. You have to go to other cities for that to happen. The strength here is you can get up all the time, as much stage time as you want, in front of a variety of audiences. It’s a great training ground.” Archie left L.A. for this very reason. He’s 30 years old, ambitious and lacking the pained awkwardness and introversion that plagues so many of his peers. Still, he found it difficult to get decent stage time back home. In Vancouver, he’s able to perform two or three times a night, every night of the week. After Archie’s big night at the Vogue, a few hundred more people now know his name. It’s not enough to land him a sitcom deal, but that was never the point anyway. The night was designed to get his adopted city excited about comedy again. “I wanted to bring that to the city,” he says. “There’s great writers and great comics [here] but I wanted to bring that fire that can bring people outside the comedy world excited about it.”

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lectric Company Theatre is lighting up the planetarium with its latest production, You Are Very Star, June 12 to 29. The time-travelling piece includes two stories. Part One: Orbiting the Cusp of Greatness, set in 1968, the year the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre was built, will be performed in the centre’s vintage-feeling basement auditorium, and Part Two: Transcendence, set in 2048, will play out, replete with projections, in the Star Theatre. “[You Are Very Star] evolved over a question about our relationship to time, to memory and projection, or anticipation,” said Kevin Kerr, co-creator of You Are Very Star and a founding member of the 17-year-old Electric Company. “And the flipside of those two things, which is regret or dread.” The venue inspired the award-winning theatre company’s latest work. The Electric Company’s former managing producer, Nathan Medd, proposed a show there after attending a panel discussion about arts venues in the city at the Space Centre half a dozen years ago. “I’ve always loved this place,” Kerr said from the Space Centre last Thursday. “This building has always been such a big part of my psychic terrain, memories of childhood visits here, and it was exciting to come back and when I did, it was this real wash of, a blend of nostalgia mixed with dreams of the future.” Orbiting the Cusp of Greatness, written by Craig Erickson with story development with Kerr, focuses on a disillusioned poetry professor who decides to reinvent himself as a guru

at a time of revolution and ride the wave of change, battling his ego along the way. Transcendence, written by Kerr with story development by Sarah Sharkey, explores a world where we live inside technology and are able to create conscious copies of ourselves. “The ideas in it feel kind of ancient in the sense that there’s a promise of immortality, you know upload your consciousness to the Cloud and live forever and a universal kind of consciousness that will expand,” Kerr said. “If feels very akin to the promises of certain spiritual quests, as well.” You Are Very Star includes interactive elements. The Prologue, a social media component, allows audience members to interact with characters before the performance. The Interlude, a scavenger hunt connected the characters and themes of the show, happens instead of an intermission between the parts one and two. You Are Very Star travels from the height of the space race to the dawn of a new, augmented humanity, according to its press bumph, and the characters in each story look forward or back to 2013. The audiences are the players in this present in The Interlude. The Electric Company wants to examine the idea that the past is fixed and the present is unfolding by exploring the idea that the choices we make now are influenced by shifting perceptions of the past. “Maybe there’s a future that’s present now waiting for us and choices are being made that are giving us opportunities to move forward in a way that’s empowering and positive,” Kerr said. For more information, see electriccompanytheatre.com. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi To watch an Electric Company video and to access web content, scan page with smartphone using

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‘Queen’endsreignwitheyesonrecord AMY TSO IS ON TRACK FOR 1,000 ASCENTS OF GROUSE GRIND DREW MCLACHLAN

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n 2005 Amy Tso climbed Grouse Mountain for the first time. Huffing and puffing, she marched to the summit, filled with elation as she looked down upon Vancouver. She soon found herself returning for another Grind once a month, then twice a month, then she was grinding every week. By 2009, she had set a new goal for herself: match fellow female hiker Vicki Mann’s record of 13 climbs in a single day. Although Tso had to stop at 10 climbs when she sought the record two years ago, her determination and endurance earned her the nickname “Queen of the Grind.” Since Grouse Mountain opened May 11, the queen has returned and is determined to become the first woman to reach 1,000 grinds before she ends her reign. Tso, 31, currently stands at 812 climbs, and she hopes to finish the remaining 188 by the first week of October and, in the process, beat her record 10 grinds in a single day. Tso has been climbing Grouse’s 2,830 steps multiple times a day in order to meet her goal and often drives to the mountain from Surrey at 6 a.m. to polish off a few more ascents before work. She has even slept in her BMW. Tso, who attended Templeton secondary, has watched as her numbers climb the rankings. So have the other Grouse regulars. Climber’s

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Amy Tso climbs the last leg of the Grouse Grind on the day the iconic and punishing hike opened for summer May 11. Scan this page with Layar for more info on the Grind. times, total ascents and rankings are posted on the Grouse Mountain website, and competition between hikers can reach remarkable peaks. “There is some rivalry,” Tso said, “and there’s some jealousy, but you can also get a lot of inspiration [from other hikers.] But in the end it’s just another number.” However fierce the competition becomes for

reign of the Grind, Tso has always received encouragement from Terry Byrne. The 72-yearold retiree acts as a mentor to Tso and many other hikers since he completed 1,090 grinds in the seven seasons 2007, making him No. 2 on the overall ranking list. He’s known as “Grandfather on the Grind” or “Dad on the GG” and shares what he’s learned with other hikers, in-

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Most athletes love to train, live for the pain of muscles straining and time clocks ticking as one rep turns into hundreds and the determination of days, weeks and years at work turns into results. Muhammad Ali said he wasn’t one of those athletes. He hated every minute of training but knew what waited if he pushed a little more, sparred a little longer. “Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion,” he said. Athletes don’t just play, they work. They go to work on basketball courts at the Round House community centre, at gravel soccer pitches at Carnarvon Park and on wrestling mats laid down in high school gyms at

Tupper secondary. They run the bases for Little Mountain Little League, play the links at the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club and chase birdies at the Vancouver Lawn, Tennis and Badminton Club. For our inaugural feature series on the most distinguished graduating athletes in Vancouver, the Courier is celebrating individual achievements and recognizing the future potential of the elite athletic class of 2013. We bring you Our Prospects and also pay tribute to the places these athletes went to work as they came of age in Vancouver. In our first installment June 7, we profiled Rachel Shi. The golfer practises nearly every day at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club where she plays two to three rounds a week. Today we profile two Vancouver College football players, Liam Mahara and Hunter Robinson, who appreciate the privileges available to them and cherish the legacy of O’Hagan Field. Each week for the next six weeks, the

Courier will present Our Prospects and show you the places these accomplished young men and women went to train and play, working at becoming the athletes they are today. We can all be very proud of their achievements.

CANADIANS HOST CHARITY GAME FOR ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL At Nat Bailey Stadium, a C’s strikeout means more than a strong arm and good defence. A strikeout means money for St. Paul’s Hospital. Strike Out Heart Disease began in 2012 when the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and Vancouver Canadians partnered to raise money to fund research and purchase enhanced, cutting-edge technology for the hospital. Corporate and individual fans pledged money for each strikeout thrown by a Canadians’ pitcher and last year raised $14,250 when 570 batters were sent packing. The campaign continues this year, and Canadians chairman Jake Kerr will match all

cluding Tso, who he describes as “a very determined young lady.” “She has a goal,” he said. “I think she really has a tremendous innate ability to hang in there and reach her goals, too.” Achieving the 1,000 mark, he said, “Is going to be very easily reachable for Amy. She just has to find the time for it.” Tso is also motivated in her charity work. In 2011, she raised close to $13,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society, a cause close to her heart since her mother passed away from breast cancer when Tso was only nine. Because of her Grouse ambitions and previous fundraising history, Tso was selected as a Grind for Kids ambassador this season. For the annual fundraiser, hikers ask donors to pledge money for each ascent they complete between June and October. Sponsor’s money goes towards B.C. Children’s Hospital and since 2010 has totaled more than $460,000. Tso has built her legacy on Grouse Mountain for four years but at the end of the season the Queen of the Grind will be relinquishing her throne. “[Grouse] will always be there,” Tso said in an email to the Courier. “I have achieved a lot on the trail and met some amazing people on the Grind. Who knows, maybe when I retire from work I’ll be like Terry Byrne and hike the Grind again. At least I can look back on how much time I have spent on the Grind, how many amazing memories and experiences I’ve encountered, [the] great friends I’ve met that inspire me to climb. I will miss it.” Before she packs up her boots, Tso has another goal in mind for the Grouse snowshoe grind this winter, but she’s keeping it a secret for now. Afterwards, she says, she wants to give marathons a shot. Hail to the queen. Drew_ McLachlan@hotmail.com twitter.com/NotDrowzyD

donations up to $25,000. All proceeds will benefit the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation. The C’s start their season on the road Friday against Tri-City and return to Nat Bailey June 17 for a three-game homestand against Spokane. To launch the 2013 campaign, the baseball club is hosting a charity slow pitch game — they call it a celebrity game — this Wednesday, June 12, at 7:05 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $2. The concession will be open. I’ll be playing, so come cheer for me when I hit an infield single and steal second on a wild pitch from Matt Sekeres of Team 1040. The Courier’s social columnist Fred Lee, blogger “Miss 604” Rebecca Bolwitt, CBC sportscaster Shane Foxman and a grab bag of Vancouver reporters and broadcasters like Scott Rintoul, Dawn Chubai, Drew Savage and Barry Macdonald will be playing. I have tickets to give away. Please email me at mstewart@vancourier.com before 3 p.m. Wednesday.


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The Courier presentsVancouver’s Elite Graduating Athletes of 2013

Liam Mahara

Hunter Robinson

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n his senior year, Liam Mahara assaulted the record books of the country’s most acclaimed high school football program. The Vancouver College running back broke new ground in every rushing category possible. The 32 touchdowns he scored in his final year catapulted him over the three alumni tied for the season record with 20 TDs each, and put Mahara in the books with the most career touchdowns. He has 40. He set a new benchmark for career points (241) and points in a single season (198) and is in a three-way tie for the most points scored in a single game (30). His 3,324 career rushing yards (also a record) were built on the singlegame achievements of 314, 334 and 358 yards, each one an historic gain that set a new school record in 2012 and helped the Fighting Irish reach the AAA B.C. championship in December. His 2,786 single-season rushing yards (also a record) surpassed the 17-year-old mark by nearly 1,000 yards. “I really had to work to get where I am today,” he said. “I’m pretty proud of myself for doing what I did.” He was named the Fighting Irish MVP for 2012. Mahara built his success on so-called “little things,” the daily drills, extra reps and summer camps that make the biggest difference and helped him recover from injury. The reward is an historic achievement at a school celebrated for its football pedigree. And he feels something more, said 18-year-old Mahara: “Satisfaction and fulfillment, knowing you went the extra mile and it paid off in the game.” Mahara’s consistency most impressed the head coach of UBC’s football team, and Shawn Olson envisions the running back as one of the best in Canada by his third year of CIS competition. “In our opinion, Liam was one of the best players in the province and exemplifies what we are looking for in a recruit,” said the coach. “I am very excited to see what he can do.” ● — MEGAN STEWART

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unter Robinson doesn’t scream for attention. The quiet quarterback draws the eyes and ears of the Fighting Irish because he’s careful not to waste his words. Under his cool surface, Robinson runs deep. He will lighten the mood before he raises his voice. “I like to keep things light with the guys, especially in the huddle,” he said. “You have to stay positive, you don’t want guys getting down on themselves. I want to make sure they’re always having fun.” Robinson, 18, set a new school record with his 3,358 career passing yards and will play for the University of Ottawa next year as the Gee-Gees rebuild under new coach, Jamie Barresi. A former Midget AAA baseball player, Robinson is adjusting his mechanics from the NFL ball used in Canadian high school to the CFL ball used at CIS universities. Shortening his elongated throw, a technical holdout from his years as a catcher and first baseman, is a constant focus. “A quick release is a huge advantage. It’s something that I think about constantly,” he said. In 2012, Robinson threw for 21 touchdowns and marshalled the Fighting Irish to the AAA B.C. championship game at B.C. Place. Vancouver College head coach Todd Bernett said the coachable pivot earns respect because his quiet leadership is genuine. “He is calm and composed. This quality served him well as the head of our offense for two seasons.” Robinson knows his reputation as a reserved, thoughtful athlete. “I like to work in solitude, I guess you can say. I keep to myself,” he said. He’s more outspoken during a game but doesn’t waste his breath. He directs his words with purpose. “Mr. Bernett probably wouldn’t like to hear this, but I like to get everyone to laugh and lighten up in the huddle. “You don’t have to be a vocal leader all the time,” he said. “It comes with getting to know the guys and how they operate. You don’t always have to be that rah rah, pump up guy, you can lead by class.” Robinson’s is an act to follow. ● — MEGAN STEWART

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca caregiving@plea.bc.ca

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Trades/Technical

BUSY VANCOUVER ISLAND Body Shop has an immediate opening for Journeyman Painter and/or Journeyman Body Tech. Flat rate plus benefits. Apply to: R101 c/o Courier-Islander, Box 310, Campbell River, BC, V9W 5B5 or email: jobs@courierislander.com

WORKWITHUS &GROWACAREER Glacier Media Group is growing. Check our job board regularly for the latest openings. www.glaciermedia.ca/careers

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Cats

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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Musical Instruments

B-FLAT TENOR saxaphone, Super Grange Boosay & Hawkes, like new $800; B-flat soprano, Buescher, Elcarte Ind., 90 yrs old, exc cond, $2500. 604-534-2997

BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $500. Mission 1-604-814-1235

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

YAMAHA C2 Grand Piano Beautiful, like new condition, tuned regularly, brilliant action and gorgeous tone. New in 2002, price reduced to $14,000. Please call 604 721-0315. email: janicegirard@me.com

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Wanted to Buy

Trades/Technical

PARTS PERSON. Join BC’s Largest Volume Outdoor Power Equipment Sales and Service Center with over 20 employees serving BC since 1986. We require immediately, one FullTime(Year-round) experienced Parts Person to join our Parts Department. Duties include Counter Sales, Telephone inquiries and Sales, Parts Lookup(Both Computer and Manual), Inventory stocking and merchandising. This F/T position requires applicant to have knowledge f the outdoor power equipment industry, superior customer service skills, and excellent communicative and organizational skills. Medical and Dental plan. Salary is commensurate with experience. Mail resume to: Fraser Valley Equipment Ltd., 13399 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W-2N5, Fax: 604-599-8840, Email:

SMALL ENGINE TECHNICIAN. Join BC’s Largest Volume Outdoor Power Equipment Sales and Service Center with over 20 employees serving BC since 1986. We require immediately, one FullTime(Year-round) experienced Service Technician to join our extremely busy service centre. This F/T position requires the applicant to have extensive knowledge of 2cycle and 4cycle engines, all lawn and garden equipment and related power equipment. Industry certification is definitely an asset. Medical and Dental plan. Salary is commensurate with experience. Mail resume to: Fraser Valley Equipment Ltd., 13399 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W-2N5, Fax: 604-599-8840, Email:

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3508

Dogs

CKC BLACK lab 3 male puppies, 7 weeks. Exc pets. 1st shots/ tattoo. $1000. 604-454-8643

GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups CKC reg, vet ck’d, ch parents, health tested. Ph 604-794-3786

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Boarding

HORSE BOARDING available in Port Coquitlam. Westside Stables. Full/Semi/Self Board. For more information call Sandy 604-941-5434 cel 778-388-5434

PB KANE Corso ready, m/f, dew claws/tails, 1st/2nd shots, deworm, $1500, 604-802-8480

Cares! The Vancouver Courier has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

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

YORKIE PUPS born Apr 23. Ready to go after June 18. Dewormed, first shots. Raised at home with love. Ph 604-824-9749

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Pet Services

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5070 PET’S STAIN, ODOUR, SCRATCH on THE FLOORS? Call FIN 778-889-7106, member BBB A+. WoodStoneTile.ca One Stop Floors Care Solutions

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Acupuncture

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Metaphysical

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Business Services

ARE YOU applying for or have you been denied Canada Pension Plan disability benefits? Do not proceed alone. Call Allison Schmidt 1-877-793-3222 www.dcac.ca

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Financial Services

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LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: BERTHA MARGARET MATHISEN, Deceased, formerly of 3989 Angus Drive, Vancouver, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of BERTHA MARGARET MATHISEN who died on November 1, 2011, at Vancouver, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor at #2700 - 700 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V7Y 1B8, on or before July 15, 2013, after which the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. William John Mathisen, Executor. Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Barristers + Solicitors.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

RE: The Estate of Thomas Andrew Hood also known as Thomas A. Hood and Thomas Hood, deceased, formerly of 415 West 29th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2L1 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Thomas Andrew Hood are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claim should be sent to the Executor at: 510 - 650 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 4N7 on or before July 12, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company, Executor Attention: Karen Peterson, Trust Officer

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Douglas Mackenzie Walker, formerly of 717- 900 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, are required to send particulars of those claims to the Executrix, Donna Murdina Dougan, c/o 202 5501, Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2G3, Attn: Stephen Miller, on or before July 3, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed giving regard only to those claims which have been received.

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Marion Helen Walker, formerly of 7285 Quatsino Drive, Vancouver, BC, are required to send particulars of those claims to the Executrix, Donna Murdina Dougan, c/o 202 - 5501, Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2G3, Attn: Stephen Miller, on or before July 3, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed giving regard only to those claims which have been received.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

RE: The Estate of Noel Joyce Taylor, otherwise known as Noel J. Taylor, Noel Taylor and Joyce Taylor, deceased, formerly of Broadway Pentecostal Lodge, 1377 Lamey’s Mill Road, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3S9 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Noel Joyce Taylor, deceased, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Executor c/o Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP, Lawyers & Notaries, Suite 208 - 4940 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 3A5, on or before July 15, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. DATED at Richmond, BC, this 4th day of June, 2013. K. BRUCE PANTON COHEN BUCHAN EDWARDS LLP, Solicitors for Royal Trust Corporation of Canada, Executor

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Kane v Kane: Notice of Civil Claim Notification

An Action has been started in the Supreme Court of British Columbia; Crystal Kane, an infant by her litigation guardian, Candice Marko, and the said Candice Marko VS. Veronica Kane (Vancouver Registry No. M-123294). The claim is against the Defendant Veronica Kane for damages for injuries sustained by the Claimant Crystal Kane in a motor vehicle accident which occurred on or about the 21st day of February, 1997. It is asserted that the accident and injuries sustained by the Claimant Crystal Kane were caused by the negligence of the Defendant Veronica Kane. A full copy of the Notice of Civil Claim can be obtained at the Vancouver Registry of the Supreme Court at 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver BC. On application by the Plaintiff on May 21, 2013 the Court Orders: 1. The Plaintiff shall be at liberty to serve the Defendant, Veronica Kane, by an alternative method; namely, substituted service, by publishing the Notice of Civil Claim, together with the terms of this order, in the Vancouver Courier newspaper for eight (8) weeks (two 28-day notice peariods) and that such service is deemed to be good service upon the Defendant; and 2. The time within which the Defendant may enter a Response to Civil Claim is 28 days following the expiry of the two 28-day notice periods, the two 28 day notice periods to commence running from the date of the first publication of the notice. The Defendant begun notification onWednesday June 12th,2013,giving the Defendant, VERONICA KANE until Wednesday, September 4th to enter a Response to Civil Claim.

On June 29, 2013 All Tech Transport Ltd dba Busters Towing located at 435 Industrial Ave Vancouver, BC will claim possession of the following vehicles under the Warehouse Lien Act. Any person(s) with claim to these vehicles should contact Megan Brummitt at 604-871-9452 Unclaimed vehicles will be sold by sealed bid:

08 Dodge Grand Caravan s/n 2D8HN44H68R624836, r/o Calder Clyde Johnson/Bank of Nova Scotia to recvr $4699.35; 00 Chevy Silverado s/n 2GCEK19T9Y1348074, r/o Vogrig Corey Douglas to recvr $7556.84; 00 Chevy Monte Carlo s/n 2G1WX12K9Y9364597, r/o Bezanson Richard Lawrence Jr to recvr $8970.56; 12 Kia Optima s/n KNAGR4A67C5255859, r/o Bates Micheal John/TD Auto Finance Inc to recvr $8317.43; 05 Chrysler 300 s/n 2C3AA63H25H148406, r/o Van Beest Frank/TD Financing Services to recvr $8184.84; 08 Ford Mustang s/n 1ZVHT85H885131034, r/o Logan Neil Graham to recvr $13928.67; 10 Ford Mustang s/n 1ZVBP8CH2A5108559, r/o Servant Joseph Mario/TD Financing Services to recvr $16744.81; 01 Audi A6 s/n WAUZL54B81N129998, r/o Peterson Graham Charles to recvr $16024.87; 08 Mercedes C300 s/n WDDGF54X08F061512, r/o Chen Chien Hung to recvr $15372.17; 78 VW Van s/n 2382118936, r/o Branscombe Paul Alexander to recvr $13887.77; 11 Dodge Challenger s/n 2B3CJ4DGXBH563744, r/o Alshehrey Osama Abdullah D to recvr $13487.59; 04 Subaru Impreza s/n JF1GG65534H807627, r/o Lian Yue Xian to recvr $13339.36; 99 Ford F150 s/n 2FTRX18L5XCA01476, r/o Cooke Timothy John to recvr $8313.27; 06 Toyota Corolla s/n 2T1BR32E26C681253, r/o Masney Mary Ann/Toyota Credit Canada Inc to recvr $12804.29; 84 Merecedes 300TD s/n WDBAB93A9EF005627, r/o Taillon Andre to recvr $12568.67; 98 Nissan Maxima s/n JN1CA21D7WT503770, r/o Campbell Glen Paul to recvr $11908.94; 08 Chevy Cobalt s/n 1G1AL15F587254300, r/o Sawatsky Jared Keith to recvr $7548.87; 92 Honda Civic s/n JHMEG8645NS806579, r/o McIntosh Simon Mark to recvr $10802.29; 98 Acura Integra s/n JH4DC4377WS801125, r/o Procknow Samantha Lauren to recvr $9812.68; 04 Ford Ranger s/n 1FTZR45E74PA45250, r/o Crosby Sidney Thomas Jr to recvr $8964.45; 06 Honda Odyssey s/n 5FNRL38456B500205, r/o Nguyen Duc-Hung to recvr $7362.24; 10 Nissan Versa s/n 3N1BC1CP2AL452991, r/o Miller Jana Michelle to recvr $4770.57; 87 Jeep Grand Cherokee s/n 1JCNJ15N4HT071191, r/o Harris William Jess to recvr $4638.27; 03 Toyota Corolla s/n 2T1BR32E63C718123, r/o Schissel Matthew Gerald to recvr $4579.47; 01 Chrysler Sebring s/n 1C3EL46X71N535957, r/o Aloshaiwan Ahmed Hamad to recvr $6820.31; 99 Honda Accord s/n 1HGCG2255XA801347, r/o Roberts-Taylor Brit Adrian to recvr $6466.88; 03 Chevy Malibu s/n 1G1ND52J43M594630, r/o Lubavitch Foundation of BC to recvr $4109.07; 03 Honda Civic s/n 1HGEM21503L811429, r/o Miller Clinton John to recvr $5642.21

ACROSS

1. Hiking path 6. Swiss river 10. Amorphous mass 14. Eastern spindle tree 15. A cheap rundown hotel 17. Oath of office day 19. The bill in a restaurant 20. Religious transgression 21. More lucid 22. Vietnamese offensive 23. Chief magistrate of Venice 24. Turfs

DOWN

1. Foolishly annoying person 2. Type of genus of the Ranidae 3. Whale ship captain 4. An informal debt instrument 5. Piece of a felled tree 6. Arabic demon (var. sp.) 7. Actor Ladd 8. Decay 9. Programmes 10. Hat tied under the chin 11. Methaqualone pill (slang) 12. Ocean Search and Rescue 13. Turkish title of respect 16. Submarine sandwich 18. An objects functions

June 11/13

26. Copyread 29. Game using 32 cards 31. Largest society for tech advanc. 32. Mrs. Nixon 34. Drunken bum (slang) 35. Times assigned to serve 37. Labor organizer Eugene 38. Come into the possession of 39. Carbamide 40. Affirmative! (slang) 41. Feudal bondman 43. Without (French)

45. Emits cont. droning sound 46. Use diligently 47. A moving crowd 49. Extinct flightless bird of NZ 50. Sirius Satellite Radio (abbr.) 53. Mailing packet 57. Female shopping assistant 58. Dog & wolf genus 59. Opposite of beginnings 60. South by east 61. This language died with Tevfik Esenc

22. Touchdown 23. Judge or consider 24. __ Claus 25. Word element meaning ear 27. Fencing swords 28. Song: Aba __ Honeymoon 29. Standard wire gauge 30. Capital of Ukraine 31. George Gershwin’s brother 33. Thyroid-stimulating hormone 35. Horse trainer’s shackle 36. Soft-finned fishes 37. Internet infrastructure 39. Sieze without right 42. Dishonors

43. Speaks a slavonic language 44. Egyptian pharaoh 46. Small breed of horse 47. “__ the Man” Musical 48. Forest land (British) 49. Italian municipality 50. Japanese entertainment firm 51. Slovenian mountain 52. 20th Hebrew letter 53. Point midway between S and SE 54. Tap gently 55. European money 56. Research workplace


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REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services

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Houses - Sale

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6040

Okanagan/ Interior

Chilliwack

HOME SERVICES 8030

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

8055 Rates are going Up! Call Now. 2.60% 5 year Variable 2.79% 5 year Fixed Self Employed, Credit Damage OK, Commercial & Residential Martinique Walker, AMP Verico Assent Mortgage Corp Call: 604-984-9159

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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

Langley/ Aldergrove

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Abbotsford

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3100mo rent $529,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

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

6008-18

New Westminster

6020-34

Richmond

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $529,000. 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

6020-54 STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

Out of Province

3BDRM/2BTH HOUSE for sale large home on 1.25 acres in tucson az. ideal winter home. could come furnished $415,000 email: ezpoolratz@aol.com

6030

6052

Real Estate Investment

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,300 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

6065

Recreation Property

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6020-01

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

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

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

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

8060

Concrete

A 1 Retaining Walls, Foundation, Stairs, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free Est. Since 1977. Basile 604-617-5813 A Concrete Specialist sidewalks, bsmts, paving stones, patios. Santino 778-892-5559

CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas. rate. Call Mario @ 604-764-2726 RESIDENTIAL CONCRETE "For all your concrete needs" UTS Concrete 604 209 9843

6035

HATZIC LAKE – Everglades Resort - in Mission, 1 hr. from Vancouver. 2 married lots for RV’s, one waterfront. Only $57,000 for both for quick sale. 604.603-8539 or 604.836-6476

Mobile Homes

LOG CABINS new 1 bd for sale 10’ x 20’ (portable) only $149/mo oac. Delivery all BC, Cheaper than storage. Various sizes. 604-791-1865 Chwk

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

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

Demolition

DEMOLITION

Excavating - Drain Tile Old garage, carport, house, pool, repair main waterline, break concrete & removal. Licensed • Insured • WCB

604-716-8528

8073

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

8080

Electrical

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8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 ** HARDWOOD FLOORS ** Installed, Repaired, Refinished Free Est. Peter 604-329-4498 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8120

Glass Mirrors

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

8125

Gutters

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

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HEDGES, SHRUBS, TREE REMOVAL

DIRTY WINDOWS? DIRTY GUTTERS? Black Bear Window Cleaning does windows, gutters & siding. Insured & Guaranteed. Commercial & Residential. Call: 778 892-2327

8160

Gutter & window cleaning, power washing. Prompt, professional. 30 yrs exp. Simon 604-230-0627

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOES, BOBCATS, EXCAVATORS & DUMP TRUCKS Drainage, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & demos, dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs. Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

Excavating - Drain Tile Demolitions. Fully insured • WCB 604-716-8528

8090

Fencing/Gates

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

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8130

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For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

6508

Apt/Condos

7th & Clark, East Van. Lrg 2 BR, hardwood, reno’d. VIEW. Av July 1. $1100 + utls. 604-218-7660

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

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

FREE ESTIMATES

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

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Clean Up Lawn Restoration. Planter Box, Garden Installation. Comm/Strata/Res Free Estimates. 604-893-5745 604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. Lawns, cutting, weeding, trimming, cleanups. Reliable. 604-723-2468 DUNBAR LAWN and GardenHedging, Gardening, cleanups, pruning. WCB. Est 41 yrs 604-266-1681 Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, West & Eastside & Rmd. Michael 604-240-2881

HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127

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

THE HANDYMAN CAN Professional Home Services Big or small - we do them all Free Est. Sr.Disc. 604-340-4633

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

6508

Apt/Condos

COAL HARBOUR, 3 BR + den, 3 ba, 3000 sf Penthouse, 3 levels, 2 prkg, insuite laundry, 1 yr lease July 1. $5500. 778-881-0673

6880 Balmoral Street

2 BR $1100/month 3 BR $1375/month

Close to skytrain, incls heat & h/w. Newly reno’d large suites with balonies.

Call Dan 604-728-2086

TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS

224-3669

GARDENS ONLY Weeding, planting, pruning, etc. Gail 604-251-8012

S. BBY- Highgate Area 2801-950 CAMBIE St, Van (Penthouse 2 level), 1,777 sf, 3 BR, 2 bath, Den, lam. flr, balc, 2 prkg, lease, n/pet, n/s, $3,300, July 1, Call Eric 604-723-7368 (Royal Pacific Realty)

INSURED, FREE EST.

Handyperson

6535

Homestay

HOMESTAY FAMILIES needed for long & short term students. Please apply on-line » www.harmonyhomestay.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

8155

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

AMBER LODGE

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

Hauling

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

RENTALS Apt/Condos

8135

604-RUBBISH - ’’ We do all the loading & cleanup and we remove almost anything'' 604-782-2474

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276

Drainage

# 1 BACKHOES, BOBCATS, EXCAVATORS & DUMP TRUCKS

6508

Real Estate

At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

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

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

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 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

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

8068

For Sale by Owner

6015

6020

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

Surrey

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

6008-28

6050

Out Of Town Property

Cleaning

CONCRETE Removal / Replace Small jobs okay ● Fence repair Free est. Mario, 604-254-0148

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

10 ACRES OF OKANAGAN VIEW PROPERTY FOR SALE Located 6 km from Penticton Hospital on the eastern hillsides above the city. Numerous building sites with view to the north up Okanagan Lake. One of the few remaining 10 acre country residential parcels that has not been developed. On paved road with power to the lot line. For sale by owner at only $289,000. Contact donaclair11@gmail.com or 250-493-5737

Carpentry

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6540

Houses - Rent

40TH/ROSS ST, Main flr 3 BR, 2 bths, lrg livg rm, patio, W/D, D/W, $1750 + 1/2 utils. NS/NP. July 1. 604-879-1454 or 778-389-9925

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR bsmt ste, near Killarney & 29th Station, $680 incld utils, np, ns 604-569-4491, 778-883-1692 1 BR rear bsmt ste, priv entry, patio, Langara area, nr amen., no w/d, np ns, suits 1 person, lease, $660. July 1. 604-322-0420 2 BR glvl ste, 1 bath, Poplar St/ Marine Dr, nr bus/Superstore, very clean, quiet area, no pets, avail Now, 604-324-7475 2 BR ste, grd level, E. Van, close schools, skytrain & bus, $1050 incls utils, cable, wifi. July 1st, np, share laundry 604-709-9025 KERRISDALE, 1 bdrm ste, ground flr, priv entr, fully furn, Nr transit and shops, $750, n/s, n/p, Avail Now, Call 604-266-7604


HOME SERVICES 8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

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

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

FAIRWAY PAINTING Fully Insured 20 yrs. exp. • Free Est.

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS 10% OFF

Call 604-

7291234

FAIRWAY PAINTING, Int/ ext. Fully Insured, 20 yrs exp. Call 604-729-1234 ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-221-4900

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

WE CAN FIX IT •Interior / Exterior •New Construction/ Renovations/ Additions Drywall • Plumbing Electrical • Foundations/ Framing • Flooring • Lic. & Insured • Free Estimates Call 604-220-7422

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring

604-787-8061 ABE MOVING & Delivery and Rubbish Removal $35/HR per Person • 24/7 604-999-6020 EXP PROF movers fully equip, piano specialist. Evening moves available. George 778-875-8202 KIM’S MOVING & DELIVERY Painting & yard clean-up. 24/7 days. Call 604-565-6110

Low Budget Moving.com

★ 604-652-1660 ★

TCP MOVING 1 to 3 men from $40 Licensed & Insured, local & storage. Ca & US long distance 604-505-1386 * 604-505-9166

8193

Oil Tank Removal

Since 1989

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

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com ★TUFFDECK.CA★

Water Proofing, Railings & Gates

Call 604-600-2747

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

ASPHALT PAVING

Driveway, Walkway & Parking Lot Garage Apron / Speed Bump / Pot Hole / Patch Commercial & Residential www.jaconbrospaving.com

604-618-2949

732-8453

AALL EXT REPAIRS/REPLACE Rebuild, new build, fencing, decks & stairs. 604-325-4674 ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

For Free Estimates Call

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

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

AAA PRECISION PAINTING

• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Residential Specialists

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

778.881.6096

9102

Auto Finance

3 Rooms $250

Exterior Special on NOW

Give us a Call We’re Tough to Beat

Free Estimates

604-771-7052

8220

Insured/WCB

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

Place your ad online:

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9129

Luxury Cars

9145

Bros. Roofing Ltd. Over 40 Years in Business SPECIALIZING IN CEDAR, FIBERGLASS LAMINATES AND TORCH ON.

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

Liability Insurance, WCB, BBB, Free Estimates

604-946-4333

TROY TEATHER ROOFING 604-722-1105

15% OFF TODAY!

604-722-1105

BCROOFER.CA ROOF |GUTTER |SUNDECK TEL: 604-240-1850 BCROOFER.CA ROOFING-GUTTER-SUNDECK PH: 604-240-1850

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9155

Scrap Car Removal

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

bradsjunkremoval.com

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

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

9160

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Full Kitchen & Bath Reno’s • Plumbing Service - all types • H/W tanks • Plugged drains No job too small!

‘Old Home Specialist’

Steve ✔

604-830-8555

THE SCRAPPER

9110

Collectibles & Classics

Actual Plumbing & Heating, Boilers, Furnaces, Tankless, Hotwater tanks, 24/7, Seniors Disc. Lic. BBB, 604-874-4808 Heating, Plumbing & Drainage. Insured, WCB. All types of heating & plumbing. 604-839-3537

8225

1989 Bentley Turbo R V8 LWB, impressive 37K kms. Service records, A/C Certified. $24,500. Call: (604) 802-2203

9125

Domestic

1992 CHRYSLER Lebaron, V6, convertible, new engine, gd cond, $2750 ONO, 604-500-1480

Power Washing

Prompt Professional Service 30 years experience

Sports & Imports

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

For information classifieds.

604-630-3300 vancourier.com

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

To advertise call

604-630-3300

Tree Services

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

8335

Window Cleaning

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9173

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES No accident, Factory Warranty, 101 K, Exc condition, CD, automatic, $5,450. 604-875-6052 marco@provisa.ca Great Deal!

Sports & Imports

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

2006 BMW 325i great condition. No accidents. Gray. 133,000 km. $14,000. 778-323-8619. email: zoranjungic@gmail.com

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES E

Search. Research. Compare.

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

9173

Vans

Vans

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

9515

Boats

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $6,975. 604-837-7564

9522

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

RV’s/Trailers

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $4,950. 778-737-3890

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

TIME FOR 304 PLJ RENEWAL! Beautiful British Columbia

JUNE 2013

Simon 604-230-0627

HOT SPOT FOR SALE

9160

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2H

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

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

(604) 209-2026

YOUR WAY

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

Waters Home Maintenance Window Cleaning, also Gutters. Free Est. 604-738-6606

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

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

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

8315

FREE

Plumbing & Renovations

Rubbish Removal

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

Scrap/Car Removal No Wheels No Problem

ALLQUEST PAINTING

778-997-9582

8255

Roofing

Renovations • Repairs

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

1987 ROLLS Royce S.Spur Mint condition, as new 56K $27500 obo. 604-644-6061

Plumbing

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

Moon Construction Building Services Additons, Renovations, New Construction, Specializing in Concrete Forming, Framing & Siding. 604-218-3064

A1 AUTO LOANS. Good, Bad or No Credit - No problem. We help with rebuilding credit & also offer a first time buyer program. Call 1-855-957-7755.

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

POWER WASHING GUTTER & WINDOW CLEANING

THE REAL DEAL

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

8250

Roofing

A35

RUBBISH REMOVAL

AUTOMOTIVE

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

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

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

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

8250

At Your Home Services Group High quality Home Improvements WCB Insured 604-340-7189

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

BEST RATE MOVING Licensed & Insured • Seniors Discount

Renovations & Home Improvement

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604-708-8850 Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates! Starting $40/ hour FLAT RATE also available

8240

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