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TOUCH WOOD: That’s exactly what VanDusen Botanical Garden wants visitors to do at the Touch Wood Sculpture exhibit

that celebrates the “culture of wood.” It begins June 20 and runs through Sept. 20. See story on page 12. Pictured here is Nine Sentinels by Brent Comber. Scan this page with the Layar app for more exhibit information.

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ome West End residents don’t think it was a bright idea to install high-intensity streetlights along Comox Street. Tara Hansen lives near the intersection of Bute and Comox and says the new LED streetlights,

which were installed in early May as part of the first section of the $5.4-million Comox-Helmcken greenway project, are keeping her and her neighbours up at night. “People in my building are really pissed off because it is right on the corner and they’ve added lights as well as have them be excessively bright,” Hansen told the Courier. See LED on page 4

he political landscape leading up the 2014 civic election is shifting as a new party that includes community activists, former politicians and a retired judge is gearing up to take a run at city hall. The Electors’ Action Movement of the Lower Mainland Association, or TEAM, says it has almost 100 members and plans to run a mayoral candidate in the 2014 race as it battles the ruling Vision Vancouver, the NPA and COPE. “We’ve been forming since last November and meeting every couple of weeks,” said Bill McCreery, an organizer who ran unsuccessfully for a council seat with the NPA in the 2011 election. The party’s membership includes former NPA councillor Jonathan Baker, retired University of B.C. political science professor Paul Tennant and Ian Pitfield, a recently retired B.C. Supreme Court judge whose 2011 decision allowed the Insite supervised injection site to remain open indefinitely. Other members include Doreen Braverman, founder of the Flag Shop, Dunbar community activist Mike Andruff, film producer and one-time NPA candidate Colleen Hardwick and Dave Pasin, also a former NPA candidate. The TEAM name may be familiar to some, as it was the name the late mayor Art Phillips adopted in the 1970s to form an alternative to the NPA and COPE. See NEW on page 4

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LEDstreetlightsonComox drawcomplaints “The street resembles a soccer field or a mall parking lot or a film set… Many of us are having problems sleeping due to the light and our animals are staying up all night, as it appears as though it is daylight outside despite blinds being pulled.” The white LED lights, which are estimated to be 40 per cent more energy efficient than the old streetlight bulbs, are part of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan, and streetlights are being replaced on an as-needed basis while a large-scale replacement plan for the entire city is prepared for council. Green Party Coun. Adriane Carr agreed the new lights are an eyesore after a recent evening visit. “I’ve taken her issue to our engineering department because I believe that they are egregiously bright for people who live near them, and the engineering department realized that there is a justification in the complaint,” said Carr. “I actually just spoke with them and they said they are waiting for B.C. Hydro to install some technology that allows them to dim the lights. I’m hopeful that the solution will come quickly because in the meanwhile I think it is interrupting people’s sleep.” The city’s new director of streets, Taryn Scollard, said there shouldn’t be more problems down the road. “This is a project specific thing where the timing was a little bit off,” admitted Scollard. “The challenge is that the city installs the lights and the traffic signals, and the electricity for these dimmers is a separate system done by BC Hydro.”

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Scollard added that it’s a new pilot project and engineers misjudged a key factor in choosing brightness. “You get to choose, based on pedestrian volume, essentially high, medium or low power,” said Scollard. “Because we weren’t sure how many pedestrians would be using it, we automatically went to the high. The good news is that they are three-phase lights. Right now they are turned on nine but as soon as the dimmer gets in, we will be turning them down to seven and then continue to monitor it. They should notice a difference as soon as they are installed.” She added that the city welcomes comments from the public about the new project. afleming@vancourier.com twitter.com/flematic

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New LED streetlights were installed in early May as part of the first section of the $5.4-million Comox-Helmcken greenway project.

New version ofTEAM to compete against rebranded NPA CONTINUED from page 1 The name is not to be confused with a party called vcaTEAM, which ran 15 candidates, including mayoral candidate Valerie Maclean in the 2002 election. The party failed to win a seat in what was a COPE landslide. McCreery cited several reasons for leaving the NPA, including being “sidelined” from a bigger media profile during the 2011 campaign. He was also unhappy the party failed to attract more moderate voices like those of former councillors Peter Ladner and Gordon Price. When he was a party member, McCreery tried to change the NPA’s name to Vancouver First. At the time, he said the NPA needed to become “more inclusive, relevant and effective within the present day political reality.” NPA party members voted 36-6 to keep the name. The new version of TEAM wants more neighbourhood consultation on development and plans to distance itself from the perception that parties can be bought by developers. McCreery said the party will limit donations to $1,200 per person per year. Current laws governing civic campaigns are wide

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Former NPA council candidate Bill McCreery (pictured here with former NPA councillor Suzanne Anton) is behind a new civic party called TEAM that will take on the NPA and others in the 2014 election. open, with the NPA and Vision raising and spending several million dollars each in previous campaigns. The emergence of TEAM comes as the

NPA has rebranded itself, launching a new website over the weekend and dropping its traditional red and blue colours for purple and a new logo.

“In my mind, it was the red and blue coming together as purple,” said NPA board member Robert McDowell, when asked why the party changed its colours. “The whole idea is unification and unity and moving together as one.” Added McDowell: “The name is the same and it will stay the same. But I think the look is a lot more hip and interesting.” The rebranding stems from the NPA forming a “renewal committee” after the 2011 election, which left the party with a combined seven seats on council, school board and park board. McDowell noted the party is 76 years old and it was time to refresh the brand that once dominated civic politics until Vision Vancouver emerged almost a decade ago and won consecutive majorities in the 2008 and 2011 campaigns. McDowell said the NPA has between 600 and 700 members and expects to attract more people as the election in the fall of 2014 nears closer. As for his thoughts on McCreery’s new party: “We wish him well.” mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings


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If and when council approves removing the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts, the city’s director of transportation said it would take up to six years before demolition could occur. believed it would be going to council. I clarified that I don’t know that.” All right, be coy if you will, but let’s just say staff’s recommendation will be to take the suckers down. So if that happens, when will Mayor Gregor Robertson get the green light to call in an air strike on the foreboding monoliths? OK, maybe not an air strike. How about a careful, environmentally friendly harvesting of the once-important pillars of a neighbourhood that previously meant so much to the good people of this city?

Dobrovolny made it clear — and no doubt blew some minds as he did — that it would take up to six years before the structures could be demolished. Yes — six years! “There’s a number of discussions with property owners and moving property lines and looking at design issues and constructing new roads before tearing out the old roads,” he explained. Another big issue to consider will be what to do with … a whopping 43,000 cars per day that use the viaducts! Yes, people apparently drive in this city.

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o what’s up with the viaducts? Are they coming down, or what? Yes, I’m talking about the Dunsmuir and Georgia viaducts. Like many people I’ve heard from and listened to in council chambers, I would have thought by now we’d have an answer on the future of the hulking structures on the east side of downtown. Strathcona residents circulated a rumour in the council chambers at last Wednesday’s council meeting that a staff report on the viaducts would go before council June 26. Finally, I thought, some progress. But was it true? If there was one guy who could dispel or confirm that rumour, it was the city’s director of transportation, Jerry Dobrovolny, who happened to be in the council chambers. So take it away, Jerry D…. “I don’t have a scheduled council date for that. When I attended the Strathcona Residents’ Association meeting last Wednesday night, I saw that that was the date [June 26] that they

And don’t forget that about 2,000 cyclists per day, in the summer, use the separated bike lane on the Dunsmuir viaduct to get to and from downtown. Dobrovolny was at council to present a report that called for upgrades to the Adanac bikeway, a part of which runs along Union Street near the viaducts. Someresidentssuggestedcouncilshouldhold off on deciding on the upgrades, which include separated bike lanes and a road closure, until the viaducts come down. Council decided not to wait. City staff have suggested with the viaducts gone the area would open up to allow more park space, greenways, more room for housing and offices and a new roadway linking Georgia Street to Pacific Boulevard. Some of the land under the viaducts belongs to the city. Other parts are owned by developers, some of whom contribute big dollars to Vision Vancouver and the NPA. So far, it’s unclear whether the demolition of the viaducts would create more space to develop. Knocking down the viaducts, however, would not entirely open up the area because there happens to be another hulking structure along that stretch called a SkyTrain track. Last time I checked, there was no appetite to build a tunnel for the train. Nor was there a pile of cash lying around that would pay for such a project. Stay tuned. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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arold, as the star projector at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is nicknamed, is semi-retiring. Harold joined the Space Centre in March 1967 after being built at the Carl Zeiss Jena factory in East Germany. During the projector’s time at the Space Centre, Harold, named after a character from a popular cartoon Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, was used for the presentation of more than 75,000 shows. This summer, the planetarium will undergo the installation of a full-dome digital projection system adopted by other planetariums across Canada. And just like the dozens of seasoned reporters who left the Vancouver Sun and Province last week, Harold will be replaced by a Colorspace system with six video projectors. During the projector’s tenure at the Space Centre, Harold played host to a number of dignitaries and celebrities, including His Royal Highness Prince Philip in 1970, as well as Margaret Trudeau and her sons, and Star Trek’s William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Harold will take a mini-break when the plan-

The park board’s Trans and Gender-Variant Inclusion Working Group is looking for members to provide recommendations on parks and recreation facilities, programming, training, and policy in order to create safe, inclusive and welcoming spaces for transgender and gender-variant users. The working group will report their findings and final recommendations to the park board in April 2014. The group was the idea of Vision Vancouver commissioner Trevor Loke, who brought forward the motion in May. Loke says there are systematic barriers for individuals whose gender identity doesn’t conform to traditional spaces and programs. He notes the park board has already taken steps to increase universal access to public spaces, some of which are gender neutral. The group’s goal is to provide a report to the park board detailing how Vancouver can become the world’s most inclusive jurisdiction for transandgender-variantcommunities.Thefinal report will be shared with the Vancouver School Board and city council for information. Interested individuals must submit a resume and cover letter to: pbcommittee@ vancouver.ca. The deadline to apply is July 15 at 4 p.m. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10


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wo NPA commissioners are unhappy the Vision Vancouver-dominated park board has ruled against holding a special public meeting to discuss the new OneCard, which launched last week. The system-wide membership card being rolled out by the park board will allow users access to 22 community centres as well as the city’s pools, rinks and gyms. Until now, each centre had its own membership cards. The OneCard program is being introduced at some community centres July 8, and depending on whether it’s ratified, at the remaining facilities in September. In response to concerns about the card from several community centre associations, NPA park board commissioners Melissa De Genova sent formal notice to park board chair Sarah Blyth last week asking that a special public meeting be held June 19. The meeting was requested due to what the NPA commissioners perceive as the lack of public consultation concerning the OneCard and the new community centre model. The OneCard is just one component of a joint operating agreement under discussion with 12 of the city’s 20 community centre associations. The remaining associations have

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NPA park board commissioners have concerns with the new OneCard launched last week, which will replace memberships at community centres. refused to enter into those discussions due to disagreements over the proposed agreement. De Genova wanted to see more public consultation before the OneCard was launched. “Vision Vancouver delayed public consultation on this issue and have again launched a program without asking the public for feedback or understanding the cost,” said De Genova.

Coupar said he spoke with several association presidents involved in talks with the park board who told him the news release about the card was sent to media prior to staff being notified. “They were in such a hurry to get a win out they couldn’t wait,” said Coupar. “As we have learned from past experience major policy change demands public input. Far better to

shed light on the process at this preliminary stage rather than rolling out a completed agreement months from now negotiated behind closed doors.” Vision Vancouver commissioner and acting chair Aaron Jasper said the OneCard isn’t going to be official until it’s ratified in September, which leaves time for discussion. He added the reason De Genova’s request for a special meeting was refused was procedural. “I asked the GM [Malcolm Bromley] and he sought advice from the city clerk’s office,” said Jasper. “My concern was it contradicted the recommendation approved by the board June 10.” He said the city clerk’s office confirmed De Genova’s request for a special meeting was out of order and based on that advice, and as acting park board chair, Jasper denied it. “I don’t know why Melissa asked for a special meeting when she could have just brought forward a notice of motion,” said Jasper. “It’s nothing personal, it’s just procedural.” Jasper added he’s confused why the NPA commissioners would argue against the OneCard. “What part of replacing 22 cards with one card and reducing financial barriers do they find controversial?” said Jasper. “This is a good news story and I hope they’ll eventually start to promote it and get off the fence.” sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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he Vancouver School Board unanimously approved a trial of a student trustee for the 2013-14 school year Monday night. The Vancouver District Student Council will choose a member of its council as trustee in September. The student trustee won’t be able to vote, attend private or closed trustees’ meetings or move a motion but he or she could suggest a motion at a board or committee meeting.

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Parents in the West End want their elementary school grounds to be a dog-free zone. Representatives of Lord Roberts’s parent advisory council are to voice their concerns to the Vancouver School Board’s Planning and Facilities committee Wednesday at 5 p.m. Parents say their children face the risk of dog bites and disease when dogs are allowed on their school field. They say dog owners aren’t cleaning up after their dogs and are allowing their pets to run off-leash during school hours. The VSB could continue to allow on-leash dogs on Lord Roberts’s grounds and provide plastic bag dispensers with additional signs about the importance of owners cleaning up after their dogs and information about the off-leash dog area at nearby Nelson Park. The board could also highlight city and school

board rules and provide information about who to call at the city’s bylaw department. School board rules say dogs aren’t permitted within 15 metres of children’s playgrounds. A second options sees the VSB implement a temporary six-month ban, with the exception of guide dogs, on Lord Roberts’s grounds. The report on the topic acknowledges enforcement of this policy would be a challenge.

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Five of the top six secondary schools in the province are in Vancouver, according to the Fraser Institute. Private schools York House, Crofton House, St. George’s, West Point Grey and Little Flower Academy topped the list released June 17. The private Vancouver College ranked 15th out of 284 schools, public school University Hill and private King David ranked 18th. The Report Card on British Columbia’s Secondary Schools 2013 rates schools based on seven indicators, using data from provincial exams, graduation and grade-to-grade transi-

tion rates. The Report Card includes information about the percentage of English as a second language and special needs students in each school and parents’ average income. York and Crofton house are listed as having no ESL students. Parents’ average income was roughly $118,000. The lowest ranked Vancouver school was private school Century International at 1788 West Broadway, which is reported to have no ESL students. Parents’ average income was $61,000. The Fraser Institute reported 26 schools across the province have seen their academic performance improve over the past five years, including King David and Crofton House. “Of the 26 B.C. secondary schools showing significant academic improvement, 16 are public schools where the parental income is below average,” reads the Fraser Institute’s press release. “At two of those schools, special needs students account for nearly 20 per cent of school enrolment.” crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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estaurateurs are upset at what they say is the British Columbia Liquor Control and Licensing Branch’s (BCLCLB) heavy-handed approach to stamping out underage drinking. Under the initiative, the BCLCLB issues $7,500 fines when employed minors are sent in to establishments and successfully order alcohol without being asked for identification. The branch’s general manager Karen Ayers is scheduled to retire this summer, and the industry hopes the next general manager will focus less on punishment and more on working with industry. The BCLCLB generated $807,500 in revenue in the 2012-13 fiscal year from fines levied under a program dubbed “minors as agents.” That’s 115 per cent more than the $375,000 that the program generated the previous year. The amount collected is expected to rise this year given that 2013-14 is the first full fiscal year that the program is in effect for restaurants. “Let’s say a small independent restaurant owner makes $4,000 or $5,000 each month,” said Earls Restaurants CEO and owner Stan Fuller. “They’re whacking him with a $7,500 fine. [Ayers] is saying that a fine equivalent to one-and-a-half months’ profit is appropriate.” Individual servers in restaurants are also fined $575 each time they’re caught selling alcohol to a minor. Fuller, who also owns restaurants in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, said all other provinces are more successful at reducing underage drinking by working with industry instead of conducting sting operations and being punitive. His 65-restaurant chain has had only one fine for serving a minor: at the Guildford Town Centre location last year. Fuller said the server allegedly knew the BCLCLB agent was underage yet strayed from her training and served her anyway. He’s concerned that the BCLCLB is using the program as a cash cow and that the proceeds, which flow into the B.C. government’s general revenue fund, are likely to double again this year. White Spot president War-

ren Erhart and BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association CEO Ian Tostenson agree with Fuller. Both are urging the BCLCLB’s next general manager to issue warnings, lighten penalties and work more interactively with education.

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ou get robbed at gunpoint, you know you’re a victim of a crime. Your bank account is emptied by scammers, you know you’re a victim of a crime. A chocolate bar costs a nickel more every time you buy one for seven years, how can you tell you’re being ripped off? If revenge is dish best served cold, it seems that price fixing is best served sweet, with cocoa, sugar and milk. Canada’s Competition Bureau has charged Nestlé Canada, Mars Canada, and a distributor called Itwal with fixing prices between 2002 and 2008. Hershey Canada is expected to plead guilty for its role in the alleged scheme. It seems that Cadbury Adams was the initial whistleblower that tipped off the competition cops to the scheme. Nestlé and Mars are planning to defend themselves vigorously, they say. They had better prepare two layers of defense. First, they’ll have to hire some good lawyers, since if it is true that their former co-conspirators have turned on them, there should be evidence aplenty. Second, they should build themselves some high walls, maybe a moat, throw in some piranhas and a machine gun nest with interlocking fields of fire. It’s hard to get upset about an abstract crime like price fixing. It’s very easy to make that less abstract when you say “You were being robbed every time you got a Three Musketeers at the gas station.” I’m frankly amazed that an angry mob hasn’t descended on the headquarters of the key chocolate companies in question and torn the executives limb from limb. Perhaps it’s because Canadians are more or less civilized folk, and we’re waiting for a trial and a verdict. Frankly, for people keeping me from my junk food, I think death is too good. Five years in jail is certainly too good. So let us consider some special punishments that might be appropriate for people working in the chocolate industry, if that guilty verdict is handed down. First, we’re going to need some really big vats — the kind you usually see in action movies, where they’re filled with acid and the hero dangles above them, hanging by his fingernails from a catwalk while the villain tries to stomp on his fingers. (Note to self: If ever in an action movie, just don’t follow the villain into Acids, Molten Metals & Sharp Saw Blades Inc. Just burn the building down from the outside.) We’ll be filling these vats with chocolate. Not the good stuff, mind you, not the pure Belgian chocolate, carefully crafted into fine truffles by skilled chocolatiers. Nope, we’re going for the bottom-of-the-barrel stuff here, the kind of thing that’s reconstituted from old Easter bunnies that were left in the “50 per cent off” bin a month after the holiday was over. The stuff you find at the bottom of your kid’s Halloween bag after all the candy corn is gone. The stuff that’s 95 per cent wax. Any executive guilty of price fixing has three choices. First, they can go to jail and stay there until we get bored of watching them suffer. Second, they can be banned from eating anything other than unsweetened grey gruel for the remainder of their days. Or, third, we get a crew of oompa loompas to dip them head-first in the chocolate, pulling them up again only when they’re as thoroughly coated as a chocolate-dipped ice cream cone. This process will be repeated until the chocolate beings to harden. Then the executive will be propped up and left to dry. We may chip in some air holes if we’re feeling generous. Then the entire mess will be sold, at fair market value. mclaxton@langleyadvance.com

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Frankly, for people keeping me from my junk food, I think death is too good.

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To the editor: Re: “Church’s belief’s worse than loss of theatre space,” May 31. A huge hug of thanks to Allen Garr for examining Westside Church and their new property at The Centre across from the main branch of the Vancouver Public Library. If I could just add that as a church they will not be paying any property taxes for that valuable piece of real estate, which means everyone else will have to pay just that much more. Why is there no moral turpitude clause in all property sales in B.C.? Would/should we sell to anyone if they have the money? Openly anti-women organizations are typically shunned in our society now, and yet there is a glaring exemption. If you cloak yourself in the robe of religion you can get away with all manner of outrages and absurdities. Westside Church also adds anti-homosexual to its list of qualifications, along with sticking its nose into everyone’s bedroom for their pleasure, not ours. But they love us! In their own special faith-based way of course.

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ing information giving step by step directions on what to do with my unwanted stuff is also important. After all we do want Vancouver to be “the greenest city in the world.” Too bad it’s all a load of nonsense. What I would like to know is how many houses are going to the landfill along with their gardens and trees? How many residential demolitions permits have been issued in the past year? How about in the past five years? How many tons of debris do these demolitions represent? There was a time when a sizable, renovated older home that had been well cared for wouldn’t be at risk of demolition. But then the allowable square footage on any given lot was significantly increased. This change combined with many wealthy buyers entering the market has doomed every older home — certainly on Vancouver’s West Side. Incentives to retain and renovate would be much “greener” and much smarter than simply handing out demolition permits. My own recently sold and much loved home has been staked and is doomed, along with the garden I’ve worked on for 21 years. I try not to think about it as I sort my belongings to pack or recycle but it’s a very sad end for a house and garden that should have value in a city that talks so much about being green. Deanna Giles,

READER CALLS Vancouver CITY‘S GREEN GOALS HYPOCRITICAL OAKRIDGE TOWERS To the editor: OUT OF SCALE TO Re: “Are you a recycling AREA champion,” June 7.

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tioned in all the Oakridge articles: The height of the proposed buildings relative to the area. The existing parking lot at the south end of the property is some 89 meters above sea level, according to Google Earth. Queen Elizabeth Park’s reservoir and parking lot is about 124 meters. If we add the height of the proposed 45-storey buildings to the parking lot height we get a height of some 227 meters or more than 100 meters higher than Q.E. Park. To get a better idea of what the building would look like, go to the corner of 41st and Ash and look across the street at the existing six storey office building, then imagine a building next to it over seven times higher. It’s completely out of scale and character for the area. In addition, the shadow of the buildings will cover the houses almost up to West 39th Avenue if you take the sun altitude at noon in early January, which is only about 20 degrees above the horizon. The higher towers on the site, hopefully much less than 45 storeys, should be located nearer the south part of the site so their shadow is mainly over the site. The proposed mix of activities for the central area of the proposed site sounds like they took every suggestion made for additional facilities then chucked them onto the site. The developers have stated that the Canada Line can handle the increase in proposed density, but have they taken into account the future development of the former RCMP former headquarters on West 37th Avenue, and the development of the bus property nearby on 41st Avenue? Bob Martin, Vancouver

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Gardensproutswoodforalltotouch Development Society is holding a fundraising bazaar this Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church, 2733 West 41st Ave. Look for food, arts and crafts, music, fun, a raffle and silent auction. Funds raised at the bazaar will help support sustainable communities in Madagascar “one garden at a time.” For more information, visit madagascargarden.org.

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OAKRIDGE VanDusen Botanical Garden is celebrating the “culture of wood” with a new exhibit aptly titled Touch Wood. The show is a landmark exhibition of more than two-dozen wood sculptures and installations by 10 prominent B.C. artists, including Brent Comber, Michael Dennis, Alastair Heseltine and Martha Varcoe Sturdy. Following on the success of last year’s Earth Art exhibit, garden staff decided a larger show concentrating on local artists working in wood would be well received. As with many of the Earth Art installations, several of the pieces in Touch Wood are huge, including Michael Dennis’ Council of Elders, which consists of 11 figures each towering 12-feet tall. Another example is the 20-foot tall by 40-foot in diameter sculpture that will be created on site by Alastair Heseltine. As a reflection of VanDusen’s environmental mandate, all the pieces in the exhibit are constructed from wood that has been salvaged, recycled or scavenged. The show also contains many smaller pieces that will be on display in the Visitor Centre’s Discovery Room. Touch Wood opens June 20 and runs through the end of September.

WEST END The non-profit Friends for Life Society is hosting a bake sale this Saturday, June 22, at the Diamond Centre for Living, 1459 Barclay St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will also include a barbecue where participants can purchase a hot dog or hamburger and tours of the Friends for Life house. The society is still looking for donations of baked goods, homemade or store-bought. This is also the last day of the society’s Penny Drive, so this is a great opportunity to unload that spare change.

MARPOLE Marpole Place Neighbourhood House is hosting a National Aboriginal Day celebration Saturday June 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event was organized to honour aboriginal culture through food, storytelling, drum circles and dancing. The house is located at 1305 West 70th Avenue at Hudson, between Oak and Granville streets.

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COAL HARBOUR While a one-kilometre run sounds gruelling, the reward at the end of this charity marathon makes the physical effort all worthwhile. The PEAK’s 1-K To A Beer Garden begins at Jack Poole Plaza at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 23 and ends, surprising enough, back at Jack Poole Plaza at the Beerthirst Beer Garden where runners will be entertained by indie rock band the Zolas. Proceeds from the $35 registration fee will assist A Better Life Foundation, which provides meals, job training and employment opportunities to low-income or no-

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Shattered Sphere by Brent Comber is part of the VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Touch Wood Sculpture exhibit, which begins June 20. income residents of the city’s Downtown Eastside. The registration fee will also get you a 102.7 The PEAK sweatband, a free mug and enough beer to fill it. The registration deadline is this Thursday, June 20 at 5

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KERRISDALE The non-profit Madagascar Community

The Madskillz community festival, which supports local vaudeville artists, takes place June 20 to 23 mostly at CircusWest on the PNE grounds, but also at the Olympic Village and the Russian Hall, 600 Campbell St. The focus of the weekend is variety and vaudeville cabaret performances and workshops, which include juggling, spinning, flow arts, clowning, magicians, glass walkers, busking and more. A free Fire Gala takes place at the Olympic Village in partnership with the Dragon Boat Festival. For more information, visit madskillzvancouver.com. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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Optimum tooth replacement is achieved with implants. Implants are root replacements. Once implanted into your jaw, the bone and the implant body integrate into one cohesive member and provide a stable and reliable anchor on which a tooth may be fabricated. Implant bodies are also employed as retention abutments used in retaining full or partial dentures. In studies, dental implants are shown to preserve bone and reduce gum tissue loss. Eating, speech and laughter can now be performed with confidence. Patients feel better and gain a new found zest for life, as implants are the closest thing to natural teeth.

Historically, dental implants have a high clinical success rate. Patients who have opted for dental implants often remark how similar the implant feels to their own natural teeth. The patient can enjoy newfound confidence.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS: How long will my dentures last? There is not a removable prosthesis made for the mouth that is permanent. The mouth is constantly changing. On average a partial or a denture may be expected to last about five years.

Why are my dentures becoming loose? If your dentures are over five years old and if they have not been relined every two years you probably will have some problems with the fit of your dentures. Your gum tissue and jaw bone shrink with time. This causes the denture to become loose resulting in a poor fit. A visit to your denturist for an oral health examination will determine the cause of your ill-fitting dentures.

How long will the implants for my (dentures over implants) last? Reports show many implants lasting 20 years or a life time with proper care and regular yearly check ups at your dental professional. These are the factors which could reduce the

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life expectancy of your implants: your general health; oral hygiene; smoking; and grinding your teeth. Some parts of the implants may need replacing with time because of wear or deterioration. The dentures themselves should be replaced every five years and a relined every two years.

Why is there such a wide range in the cost of a denture? Cost equals quality. A quality, well fitting, and natural looking denture takes time to make and costs more.

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SUMMER TRANSIT CHANGES

Transit changes to adjust to street closures and increased summer usage will start on Monday, June 24. Granville Mall will once again close during summer weekends for the City of Vancouver’s Viva Vancouver program that turns streets into public spaces . The closure means weekend detours of all trolley buses to Howe and Seymour streets. Routes affected are the 4, 6, 7, 10, 14, 16, 17, 20 and 50. The 800-block of Robson Street will also see summer closures due to Viva Vancouver, prompting detours for the 5 and 6. Construction on Powell Street near Clark Drive will detour routes 4, 7, 209, 210, 211 and 214 for a year. There are also minor changes to some routes and bus bay assignments. The 19 will run every six minutes due to summer demand between downtown and Stanley Park. Until Labour Day, the SeaBus will increase service to every 15 minutes between 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

AL has partnered with Britannia Services Centre and Kickstand, a grassroots bike project, to offer Our Community Bike Camps. The 2013 program will include seven week-long summer bike camps for children aged six to 18 years led by certified instructors. Visit pedalpower.org/bikeclub for more information.

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today has been de-cocainized since the original recipe.) Locals usually chew the dried leaves, adding more leaves throughout the day to a wad tucked in their cheeks. It’s the way they’ve done it here for 5,000 years; indeed, if you look closely at the paintings in Cusco’s cathedral, you’ll notice that all the saints have a suspicious bulge in one cheek. Coca consumption also has a religious and cultural aspect. It was long a part of spiritual life among the Inca and, even today, locals bow to the mountain gods and offer a little incantation thanking them for this miraculous herb. Visitors, too, might find themselves thanking the native gods when they finally break down and indulge after a day of panting and gasping as they explore Cusco’s historic streets with their pre-Columbian ruins, bustling markets, magnificent cathedrals and elegant shopping arcades. Most hotels have urns in their lobbies dispensing coca tea. One sip and you’ll note that coca has a pleasant, delicately herbal flavour similar to green tea. A few more sips and your head clears, the throbbing subsides and you can breathe again. It really is a miracle drug, you think. Just don’t be tempted to tuck a baggie of it in your luggage. Joanne Sasvari is a member of the Meridian Writers’ Group.

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Vancouver’s “King of the Ukulele” RALPH SHAW is an entertaining showman, gifted musician, patient instructor and all-around ambassador for the little stringed-instrument-that-could. See and hear for yourself when SHAW performs at St. James Hall, June 20, in support of his two plucky new albums, LOVE and LAUGHTER, produced by Steve Dawson. Advance tickets at Highlife Records, Rufus’ Guitar Shop or roguefolk.bc.ca. Hosted by SARA BYNOE, SAY WHA?! READINGS OF DELICIOUSLY ROTTEN WRITING celebrates its third year of funny people reading excerpts from terrible books, June 19, 8 p.m. at Cottage Bistro (4468 Main St.) Participants in this month’s cringe-fest include Ivan Decker, Ian Boothby, Eric Fell, Lauren McGibbon and Ryan Steele. More info at sarabynoe.com.

The first Hollywood movie to be shot in Japan after the Second World War and the first be shot in CinemaScope in that country, 1955’s hardboiled, detective thriller HOUSE OF BAMBOO screens at Vancity Theatre June 19, 6:30 p.m. The film screens with Long Arm of the Law as part of the FOREIGN SPOILS/GANGSTERS ABROAD program curated by photographer Greg Girard. For more details, call 604-683-FILM (3456) or go to viff.org. Anacortes, Wash.-based musician PHIL ELVRUM used to release lo-fi indie-folk tunes under the moniker the Microphones. Now he calls himself MOUNT EERIE, which was the name of the Microphones’ last album. Is your mind blown yet? Expect a high plaid shirt count when MOUNT EERIE plays an all ages show at Astorino’s Hall (1739 Venables St.) June 19, 7:30 p.m. with guests Ashley Eriksson (Lake) and Nicholas Krgovich (P:ano, No Kids).


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Another city-wide Car Free Day has come and gone and once again K&K is left to sort through its conflicted emotions. We attended Main Street’s Car Free Day this past Sunday, walking the 21-block gamut of vintage clothing, jewelry and arts and crafts stalls, roller derby demonstrations, live music, food stands, chicken coops and, for some reason, “foreskin awareness” booths. We casually strolled, trudged and then zigzagged through the hordes of people from Broadway to 33rd Avenue, taking it all in, and like every year, vowed never to return. Don’t get us wrong. We like Car Free Days in concept. Shutting down main thoroughfares and throwing a massive street party is something we can get behind. Why should cars have all the fun? And maybe a younger, untarnished version of our selves would have spent hours revelling with the lumpen masses, painting our faces, eating chicken skewers and gyrating our hips to Brazilian Carnival music. But to paraphrase Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon 1 through 4, “We’re getting too old for this s***.” First off, why does all the live music have to be amplified to ear-bleeding, jowl-rip-

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pling levels? We realize we’re entering Andy Rooney, cranky-old-man-territory with this kind of complaint, but most of the music we heard was unnecessarily and obnoxiously loud. And some of it was just plain bad. Secondly, why do people feel the need to shove pamphlets in our hands? If we wanted to be harassed by chuggers (charity muggers), we’d hang out at Cambie and Broadway with an “approach us, we really care” look on our face. Also, when an event bills itself as “free of boring corporate stuff,” why are people handing out free cans of Nestea and various “lending institutions” trying to sign us up as members? And lastly, for a supposed car-free day, we sure saw a lot of people from outside of the neighbourhood filling up residential parking spaces just to experience the glories of traffic-less streets. Maybe TransLink might want to think about making public transit free that day as well. Just a thought. That said, we want Car Free Day to continue and grow. To spread its idealistic tendrils like a yarn-bombed oak tree until every neighbourhood in Vancouver, from Marpole to Killarney, knows what it’s like to replace the smell of car exhaust with that of unbathed jugglers and gluten-free baked goods. And like a beaten down Danny Glover, we will return, momentarily forgetting everything that annoyed us about it in the first place. twitter.com/KudosKvetches

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ordon Grdina will play six of the 11 nights of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, June 21 to July 1, in four different groups. Qalandar plays at Electric Owl June 23, Haram plays the Vogue June 28, Sangha reunites for a show that isn’t listed in the Jazz Fest program at China Cloud and the Gord Grdina Trio performs three times, June 22 at Ironworks with bass saxophone player Colin Stetson who has played with Arcade Fire, Tom Waits and Bon Iver. “I’m pretty stoked about playing a show with Colin Stetson and playing Ironworks because it seems like it’s almost a series for the last four years or so of playing a concert there with someone that we love,” Grdina said from Thunder Bay on Monday, where he’d just arrived to play with drummer Kenton Loewen’s band the Crackling. “We recorded one and did a record with

[Swedish saxophone player] Mats Gustafsson and then last year we played with [trombonist] Samuel Blaser, which was really great” Grdina, an experimental guitarist and accomplished player of the pearshaped string instrument the oud, is also looking forward to leading nine of his favourite local musicians, including trumpeter JP Carter, violinist Jesse Zubot and clarinetist Francois Houle in Haram, which interprets Egyptian radio music from the 1940s to ’60s and Iraqi folk music. Things will get a little quieter and more introspective for Qalandar’s show. The newer group melds Persian and free improvisation performing traditional pieces and contemporary compositions with Loewen on drum set. “Which isn’t a typical Persian instrument,” Grdina said. “But it’s like we’re paying reverence to the Persian history.” Grdina, who grew up in Burnaby and attended school in East Vancouver, started playing piano when he was seven and guitar when he was nine. He played rock and roll and then immersed himself in the blues. Grdina discovered improvising and then jazz. At 13, his guitar teacher Marko Ferenc played him a CD with Simon

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Gordon Grdina (second from bottom left) performs with Haram among other bands at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Shaheem playing the oud. “I couldn’t figure out how the sound was being made. It blew my mind,” Grdina said. “So I just started listening to a lot of oud players.” He studied music at Capilano University, Western Washington University and then bought an oud online and started studying with Iraqi oud virtuoso, Serwan Yamokly. Grdina then started a band called Sangha, a Persian/Arabic/ Indian group. “We haven’t played in a while,” Grdina said.

One of Sangha’s members lives in New York and the tabla player lives in Los Angeles but they’re all in Vancouver during Jazz Fest so they’re reuniting for the one-off show. Grdina plays oud in many of his ensembles but plays both guitar and oud in his trio. “When I’m playing in the trio I can do anything that I want to do. And I’ve got these musicians who can also do that, so when we’re playing, we can go anywhere we need to go,” he said. “We can be

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playing really quiet introspective Arabic music and then the next moment be like raging loud punk rock and be screaming loud. “It’s my favourite band to play in,” Grdina added. “I’ve said that twice today for two different bands, but I love them all.” The 28th annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival includes 300 indoor and outdoor performances and 150 free concerts. Festival headliners include Herbie Hancock, the David Murray Infinity Quartet featuring Macy Gray and Nikki Yanofsky. For the second year in a row, free opening weekend concerts (June 22 and 23) will take place at the Vancouver Art Gallery and Robson Square. The festival closes with free concerts during David Lam Park Jazz Weekend (June 29 to 30) and on four stages during Canada Day on Granville Island starting at noon. For more information, see vanjazzfest.ca. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi To watch videos of Gordon Grdina, scan page with your smartphone using


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Oh, the humanity! DREW MCLACHLAN Contributing writer

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ancouver improv troupe the Fictionals are bringing their brand of irreverent comedy to the Rio Theatre with Improv Against Humanity. The show is based on the cult card game Cards Against Humanity, which has players pair subjects with descriptions, often resulting in bizarre or suggestive combinations — think Apples to Apples but raunchier. Daniel Chai, a member of the Fictionals and producer of Improv Against Humanity, describes the show as not just an improv act, but a “live, interactive game show.” There are even prizes to be won. the Fictionals invite audience members to go on stage and play a game of Cards Against Humanity, while The Fictionals perform improvised skits based on the winning hands.

The finalists go on to the final round, where audience members are asked to vote for the winner, who is then crowned “the most horrible person in Vancouver” for that month. “The most bizarre skit we performed was ‘What brought the orgy to a grinding halt?’” Chai said. “One of the players answered with ‘quiche,’ so the Fictionals tastefully acted out an orgy on stage, while another member walked around pretending to offer everybody quiche. The climax of the skit was one member American Pie-ing the quiche.” The Fictionals have been performing Improv Against Humanity at Commercial Drive’s Cafe Deux Soleils since November, and have sold out all seven shows. The smaller monthly shows will continue at the cafe while the Fictionals expand their act at the Rio Theatre beginning June 19, 8 p.m. and every third Wednesday of the month after that.

“We’ve fine-tuned [Improv Against Humanity] and built our audience in the fanbase, so I felt it was time to move to a bigger venue,” Chai said. Chai attributes the success oftheshowtoahealthyimprov community in Vancouver. The Fictionals host other monthly shows including Show Us Your Wits, Van Improv Fight Club and Pop-up Comedy Jam, while other local groups like Vancouver TheatreSports League and Second Storey Theatre have found similar success with pop culturethemed shows in the city. “I think that the state of improv in Vancouver is fantastic,” Chai said. “There’s still room to grow, but the quality is world-class, I think it’s up there with New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. The improv community is very collaborative and we’re not just working to entertain but to build up the artistic community. Live arts can be tricky to get an audience to, but Vancouverites want to find new ways to be enter-

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WHLbantamdraftbrings opportunityandoptions MEGAN STEWART Staff writer

C’S LOSE HOME OPENER, FALL TO 1-3 The Canadians started their first three-game home stand of the season in front of a sellout crowd of 5,157 at Nat Bailey but didn’t give the Vancouver crowd much to cheer about Monday night with a 10-1 loss to the visitors. The C’s allowed eight runs off 15 batters in the top of the fifth inning as their opponents, the Spokane Indians, took a commanding 9-0 lead. Vancouver’s only offence came in the eighth inning when outfielder Nico Taylor scored on a wild pitch after he hit a leadoff triple. The C’s hosted Spokane again Tuesday (results weren’t known before the Courier’s print deadline) and continue the three-game series Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. before heading on the road to visit Salem-Keizer and meet Spokane again. Vancouver, the defending 2011 and 2012 Northwest League champions, dropped the opening series 1-2 to the Tri-City Dust Devils. To learn more about the historical portraits that decorate Nat Bailey Stadium, visit vancourier.com/sports for a video interview by Michael Kissinger with Jennifer Ettinger, the artist who created the portraits of baseball legends such as Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle on the façade of the ball park exterior wall.

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Cyclists dressed down and undressed completely June 15 for a spin around downtown Vancouver with the annual World Naked Bike Ride, an international protest against the extensive use of oil and reliance on motor vehicles. Also known in parts of the world as Ciclonudista, the ride was started independently in Canada and Spain. — Megan Stewart

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pencer Hunter was sitting through an English class lecture at Prince of Wales secondary in early May, his eyes narrowed on his iPhone, when he started getting texts from friends: “Atta boy!” “Congratulations!” He madly scrolled the Twitter feed of the Western Hockey League but the page was slow to refresh. Nonetheless, he said with a smile, “I knew what the messages were about.” Hunter, 15, was selected in the seventh round of the WHL bantam draft by the Seattle Thunderbirds. Picked halfway through the pack at 147th overall, he leapt out of his desk chair and cheered, surprising his teacher at the front of the classroom. Not too far away at St. George’s, Jordan Deyrmenjian was writing a science exam. He didn’t have time to put pen to paper before friends threw open the class door to tell him he was drafted in the 10th round by the Kamloops Blazers. “They opened the door and all yelled, right in the middle of class,” he said. “It’s a pretty cool feeling. I was too out of it, so I actually had to write the test later.” Vancouverite Jake Kryski, who skates for the Burnaby Winter Club, was also selected in the WHL bantam draft. Picked 13th overall, he was drafted in the opening round by the Prince Albert Raiders after he was named the 2012 minor hockey player of the year and last season netted 59 goals and 59 assists in 58 games. Over the next two years, the teams that drafted Hunter, Deyrmenjian, Kryski and more than 200 other bantam players, will watch closely to see how their abilities develop and will want to see the prospects continue to progress, said Burnaby Winter Club general manager Len McNeely. “It’s always very uncertain for kids and parents to go through this period of time,” he said. “You’ve got choices.” Both Hunter and Deyrmenjian played Bantam A1 with the Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey Association and won the B.C. Cup. Neither will stay with their minor club next year and both face important decisions regarding their future. Bantam players drafted at this point of their hockey careers are protected by the WHL

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Vancouver Thunderbird bantam players Spencer Hunter (left) and Jordan Deyrmenjian were drafted into the Western Hockey League last month and have two years’ work ahead of them if they hope to make the roster of their junior club. Scan page with Layar for more information. team that picks them, but the teens can’t sign until they are 17. In the meantime, the players attend summer camp, play on elite regional teams or attend hockey academies, and strive to establish their value when they do become eligible for a WHL rosterspot.Theymaygetotheroffers,such as a post-secondary athletic scholarship. Hunter, the tallest on his T-birds bantam team who led all players with 37 goals, has already decided to enroll in a new hockey academy at Burnaby Central secondary, a program that will partner with the Burnaby Winter Club and play in the Canadian Sports School Hockey League against other school academies in B.C. and Alberta. His focus on the ice will be hockey skills development, but away from the rink he’ll also establish skills to support an athletic lifestyle. And he won’t compete against bigger boys in major midget who can drive themselves to games, he said. Deyrmenjian, 15, is still undecided but said he will try out for a spot on the Greater Vancouver Canadians, a major midget team that draws players from Vancouver, Richmond and Delta. Compared to an age-specific U16 team, Skills Camps for boys and girls U-6 to U-13. Register today, space is limited. whitecapsfc.com/camps or 778.330.1354

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major midget heaps 15-, 16- and 17-yearold players on the ice together, a style of play that appeals to Deyrmenjian. “It’s more of a competitive game, plying against older players. You’re fighting to play and it’s more of a junior atmosphere,” said the five-foot-11, 175-pound power forward. McNeelysaidoneofthemost significant choices has yet to be presented to these young prospects. “The biggest decision is whether they want to go the NCAA route or the WHL route. The WHL draft sort of targets them and gets them hooked earlier, but as soon as they play a game, the rules make them ineligible for NCAA.” Still three years from high school graduation, bantam players drafted to the WHL may have options but only if they continue to develop their skills and as long as their ambitions remain in hockey. Deyrmenjian,whostartedskating atthe Arbutus Club, said he’ll make each decision as it comes, and will being by training this summer in preparation for the Blazers camp in August. mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart

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175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode!

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LOST PRESCRIPTION Sunglasses, black, Versace, in large white case, May 30th , 18th & Manitoba 604-219-7200

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Home Support

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SZECHUAN CHONGQING Seafood Restaurant, #205 – 1668 West Broadway, Van, BC, V6J 1X6 requires 2 Positions: ■ Restaurant Manager to plan and control restaurant operations, help in hiring and training staff, schedule work, negotiate and plan banquets/parties, control inventory and monitor revenues. Must be able to effectively handle customers and ensure compliance with health and safety requirements. Applicants should have three years experience in food service and effective supervisory experience. Salary: $15.85/hr. ■ Kitchen Helpers to wash & chop vegetables, do prep work & wash dishes. Previous Chinese kitchen experience helpful but not necessary. Must be able to work shifts and weekends. Salary $10.50/hour. Please apply by mail to above address or fax resume to: 604- 734-8018

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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

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INVESTMENT SALES REPS wanted. Prefer Canadian Securities Course accreditation, or will provide training to experienced sales professionals. Call Pangaea Asset Management Inc. 1-800-668-3990 or email bfraser@emrcapital.ca

EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON required for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: hr@sapphireinc.net.

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EXPERIENCED TECHNICIAN required to repair appliances. Also looking for apprentices to train. Positions available in Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Pentiction. moe.andersons@shaw.ca

1 DAY COURSES BEST VALUE GUARANTEED Downtown & Broadway locations Every Saturday, Sunday & Monday Public Health Inspector Instructors ADVANCE Continuing Education BC’s #1 FoodSafe Choice since 2003!

GPRC IS now hiring Instructors for the following positions: Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Fairview Campus); Welding Instructor (Fairview Campus); Power Engineering Instructor (Fairview/ Grande Prairie Campus). No teaching experience? No problem because we train you to become an Instructor! For more information on these positions visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca/careers. NEEDED. HEAVY Equipment Technicians and Maintenance personnel for expanding pipeline company in Olds, Alberta for work in shop and jobsites throughout Western Canada. Fax resume to 403-556-7582 or email: pdunn@parklandpipeline.com.

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RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR 175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode! SUN JUN 23 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Dr, 604-980-3159 Admission: $5

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STEEL BUILDING - DIY SUMMER SALE! - BONUS DAYS EXTRA 5% OFF. 20X22 $3,998. 25X24 $4,620. 30X34 $6,656. 32X42 $8,488. 40X54 $13,385. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca 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

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Recycler

RCA 52' projection TV, not HD, free for pick up. Call 604-924-1459

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Wanted to Buy

SPORTS CARDS Serious buyer will pay $$ for pre 1970 sports cards in good condition. Paul 604-514-3844

BUYING ANTIQUES & Vintage COLLECTIBLES, WW1 / WW2 Items Buying Antiques and Vintage Collectibles, Sterling Flatware, Ivory, Old Toys, Pocket Watches, Moorcroft, Old Coins, Estate Fine Jewelry, Gold Jewelry, Vintage Posters, Vintage Signs, Vintage Postcards, Mantle Clocks, etc etc. Also Buying WW1 and WW2 medals, knives, swords, daggers, etc. $$ CASH PAID $$ CALL: 604-401-3553

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE ESTATE OF TOMMASO PAULETIG ALSO KNOWN AS THOMAS PAULETIG DECEASED, LATE, OF VANCOUVER WHO DIED MARCH 16, 2013 TAKE NOTICE that all persons having claims upon the estate of the above named must file with the undersigned Executrix by the 15th day of July 2013 a full statement of their claims and securities held by them. OLGA PAULETIG EXECUTRIX 3361 Queens Avenue VANCOUVER, B.C. V5R 4T9 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.

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CKC 3 MALE black lab puppies, 8 weeks. Exc pets. 1st shots/ tattoo done. $800. 604-454-8643

900 blk of E 30th Saturday June 22 9am - 12pm

KILLARNEY ESTATE ART SALE Sat Sun June 22th & 23rd Sat & Su June 29th & 30th 10 am - 4pm 6693 Dolman St. Oil & Watercolours, Landscapes & Florals.

Cats

3 indoor cats, 5 - 7 years old, require homes immed. Owner has passed away. Fur and Feathers Rescue 604 719-7848

BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $460. Mission 1-604-814-1235

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10am - 4pm June 22 AND June 23 Multi Family! Tools, Toys, Books, Sports Equipment, Household Goods, and much much more. !NO EARLY PREVIEWERS!

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HIMALAYAN Show Cats 5-6 Yr M/F $250.00 home w/no dog/cat Kittens $500.00 up + alter Port Moody Day 604 939-1231

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Birds

YOUNG CANARIES breed 5, $35 per bird. Baby Budgies $20 per bird. Call 604-939-5666

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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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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. English monk (Olde English) 5. Computer music standard 9. South African prime minister 1948-54 10. A column of vertebrae 12. Noisy kisses 14. Pairing 17. Taxi drivers 18. Jason’s princess consort 19. Amu Darya river’s old name

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1. Fronts opposite 2. Am. moose 3. Cony 4. Article 5. Manuscript (abbr.) 6. Inches per minute (abbr.) 7. Circle width (abbr.) 8. Entangle 9. Wet or dry eye degeneration 11. Best duck for down 12. Chase away 13. Saying or motto 15. Bird beak 16. 4th US state 20. Cry made by sheep

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20. Founder of Babism 23. Confederate soldier 24. Lubricate 25. A woman of refinement 27. Mister 28. Make up something untrue 32. Mountainous region of Morocco 33. Mutual savings bank 35. Where angels fear to tread 42. Distance to top (abbr.) 43. Roman poet

44. Hebrew unit = 10 ephahs 46. Tai (var. sp.) 47. Bishop (abbr.) 48. Tropical Asian starlings 49. Performance of an action 51. Animal neck hairs 52. Manufacturers 54. Repeat a poem aloud 55. Consumers of services 57. Supernatural forces 58. Gulp from a bottle 59. Root of taro plant

21. General’s assistant (abbr.) 22. Ball striking club 25. Parkinson’s spokesperson’s initials 26. 12th Greek letter 29. A bang-up quality 30. Unidentified flying object 31. Root mean square (abbr.) 34. Small swimsuits 36. Sacred Hindu syllable 37. Workplace for scientific research 38. Schenectady County Airport 39. Fabric w/corded surface

40. Biblical Sumerian city 41. Composition for nine 42. 3 line Japanese verse 45. Tear down 46. Arrived extinct 48. Former Portuguese seaport in China 49. 1/10 meter (abbr.) 50. Increased in size 51. Sewing repair of a garment 53. ___ Lanka: island country 54. Radioactivity unit 56. Hollywood’s Lone Wolf initials 57. Of I


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New Westminster

RARE CUSTOM built 2146 sq ft rancher in very desirable Sardis Park neighbourhood. 3 large bedrooms plus den, 2 1/2 baths. Master bedroom boasting 2 large walk-in closets, ensuite with walkin tub. Rec Room with gas fp. New furnace, A/C, HWT, elec air filter. and new thermal windows and wooden blinds. Huge garage, lots of storage, crawlspace. Workshop. Rear yard access, RV parking. 12 x 24 covered patio in back yard. .23 acre. Asking $479,900. Call 604-858-8354.

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

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6020-01 TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

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

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Chilliwack

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Lots & Acreage

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

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Carpentry

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

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

HOUSE CLEANER needed Kitsilano area, prefer university student; $20 per hour. Call: (604) 736-9343

8060

604.434.7744 • info@coverallbc.com

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let your past limit your career plans!Since 1989 Confidential, Fast Affordable - A+ BBB Rating employment & travel freedom. all for free info booklet 1-8-now-pardon (1-866-972-7366) www.RemoveYourRecord.com

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

Real Estate Investment

Concrete

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

6065 LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

6040

Recreation Property

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call us NOW. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248

Okanagan/ Interior

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

WESTSIDE HOME in 'Vancouver Heights'. Open House Sun June 23rd 2-4pm Brand New Custom 4200sf Residence, incredible views, 5 patios, roof top deck, 800sf legal ste, 3 car gar w/bath, 18ft folding glass walls expands the main flr. Exotic Italian Marble & Caesarstone countertops! Call: Marla @ Sutton 778-896-5972

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

6050

Out Of Town Property

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

Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

Lic. 22308

#1 A-CERTIFIED Lic. Electrician. New or old wiring. Reasonable rates. Lic #11967. 604-879-9394 A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/ Plumbing. Rotor Rooter and Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 778-998-9026 or 604-255-9026 Free Est / 24/7 All Types of Wiring & Re-wiring Data etc. Reas. Rates, Free Est. Lic #9039, 604-315-1950

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

CONCRETE Removal / Replace Small jobs okay ● Fence repair Free est. Mario, 604-254-0148 CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas. rate. Call Mario @ 604-764-2726

8068

Demolition

DEMOLITION

604-716-8528

8073

Drainage

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

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

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

RENTALS Apartments & Condos

ROCHE POINT Tower, nice clean, view ,1 bdrm+den, 2 bath, patio, ugrnd prk, 5 app, 1000sf, close to shop/bus/library $1180/mnth 604-460-1125 Ann

6508

Apt/Condos

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

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

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

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

A Concrete Specialist sidewalks, bsmts, paving stones, patios. Santino 778-892-5559

6505

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-240-5400 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

Electrical

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

Old garage, carport, house, pool, repair main waterline, break concrete & removal. Licensed • Insured • WCB LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

8080

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

Excavating - Drain Tile

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

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

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Money to Loan

Surrey

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

IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: Its That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

5070

Langley/ Aldergrove

For Sale by Owner

6015

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

$

Financial Services

5035

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

REAL ESTATE 6005

33/50 Mins 38/55 Mins $ 38/40 Mins $ 45/session

$

604-266-6080 8179 Granville St., Van 604-558-3689

5035 4060

2011 PERCH/TB Filly, 16HH+, NH, quiet, respectful and willing. $5000. Call 604-994-1775

Professional Therapists Traditional Techniques Unbeatable Pricing

* GST Included in Price * 7950 Granville St., Van

PB KANE Corso ready, m/f, dew claws/tails, 1st/2nd shots, deworm, $1300, 604-802-8480

6008

Acupuncture

6508

Apt/Condos

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

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)

6535

Homestay

HOMESTAY FAMILIES needed for long & short term students. 778-232-1003 or online: www.harmonyhomestay.com

6540

Houses - Rent

2BDRM/1BTH CENTRAL Lons. Coachhouse w/d, f/s, dw, on de -mand hw,fp,strge,pkg.Aug1 N/P 2495+Ref sec dep.604.349.2083 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

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

GARAGE SALE

MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-630-3300

6602 LANGARA GARDENS #101 - 621 W. 57th Ave, Van

Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments & Townhouses. Heat, hot water & lrg storage locker included. Many units have in-suite laundry and lrg patios/balconies with gorgeous views. Tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry, gated parking, plus shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School & more. Sorry no pets. www.langaragardens.com

Call 604-327-1178

info@langaragardens.com Managed by Dodwell Strata Management Ltd.

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. 604-322-0639 1BDRM GROUND level, 51st & Fraser, bus stop in front, n/s, n/p, ref’s. $750 plus util. Avail Now. Call after 6pm 604-708-0589 2 BR glvl ste, 1 bath, Poplar St/ Marine Dr, nr bus/Superstore, very clean, quiet area, no pets, avail Now, 604-324-7475

2BDRM/2BTH 1328 Camridge Place West Van Kitchen, patio $2800/mth. No pets/non-smoke. Utilities included. 604-446-8466.


HOME SERVICES Glass Mirrors

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

8125

Gutters

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES. Installs, cleaning, repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189 DIRTY WINDOWS? DIRTY GUTTERS? Black Bear Window Cleaning does windows, gutters & siding. Insured & Guaranteed. Commercial & Residential. Call: 778 892-2327

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

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

8130

Handyperson

AaronR CONST Repairs & Renos, small repairs welcome. Insured, WCB, Licensed. 604-318-4390 aaronrconstruction.com GET OUT YOUR LIST! We do all the fussy little jobs no one else wants to do. Complete home repairs. Workmanship and your Satisfaction Guaranteed. Est 1983. Ralph 682-8256 Vcr West & East D/Town

8160

Lawn & Garden Services

Lawn Mowing • Yard Clean-up Aeration • Fertilizing • Hedges Pruning • Gutters Fences • Decks Rubbish Removal Odd Jobs

3 Rooms $250

310-JIMS (5467)

www.jimsmowing.ca 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 GB GARDENING - lawn cut, trim, prune, clean up, power wash, free est. 778-847-9412 604-322-9412 Ny Ton Gardening Trimming, Shrubs, Pruning, Yard Cleanup, 604-782-5288 ★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Lawncare, power raking, landscaping, pruning, clean-up, cedar fencing. Terry, 604-726-1931

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

732-8453

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

HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127 R’s Vinyl Windows Flooring, Entrance Drs, Pressure Washing, Welding, Free Est. 778-863-1944 THE HANDYMAN CAN Professional Home Services Big or small - we do them all Free Est. Sr.Disc. 604-340-4633

8135

Hauling

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

8155

Landscaping

Need a Great New Lawn?

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

604-220-5296

www.englishlawns.com

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, pavers, ponds & walls, returfing, demos, drainage, jackhammering. Old pools filled in, decks, concrete 604.782.4322

HEDGES, SHRUBS, TREE REMOVAL

INSURED, FREE EST.

224-3669

8160

Lawn & Garden

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

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

8225

Power Washing

POWER WASHING GUTTER & WINDOW CLEANING

THE REAL DEAL

45

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

Painting/ Wallpaper

SAME DAY SERVICE

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Since 1989

8195

“More than just mowing”

JIMM218

8120

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

Exterior Special on NOW

Give us a Call We’re Tough to Beat

Free Estimates

604-771-7052

ALLQUEST PAINTING

Prompt Professional Service 30 years experience

Simon 604-230-0627

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

Insured/WCB

D&M PAINTING

We specialize in Home Renovations, Kitchens, Baths, Decks, Fencing, etc.

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

778-997-9582

Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

604-724-3832

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

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS 10% OFF

Call 604-

7291234

ROMAN’S PAINTING

•Interior/Exterior •Reasonable Rates •Warranty •Free Estimate 604-339-4541 www.romanpaint.com

FAIRWAY PAINTING, Int/ ext. Fully Insured, 20 yrs exp. Call 604-729-1234

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Roofing

FRASERVIEW COAST TO COAST ROOFING LTD. ROOFING 15 Years Experience RE-ROOF & REPAIR SPECIALIST ~ No Job Too Small ~

Licensed & Insured • Seniors Discount

604-787-8061 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45/hr, 24/7, 26 yrs 604-506-7576 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

Low Budget Moving.com

Licensed & Insured, local & storage. Ca & US long distance 604-505-1386 * 604-505-9166

604.240.9081

hansv@shaw.ca

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

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

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

2001 YUKON 'XL' 7-pass 4x4, small V8, Tow & Go! lthr 1-owner! $5450. incl 1Yr Warr All options! D10578 Auto Depot, 604-727-3111

604-946-4333

10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721

9160

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

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

9110

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

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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

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

9125 Canam Roofing 778-881-1417 Residential roofing, new, reroofing & repairs. Peace of mind warranty. www.canamroofing.ca

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

Domestic

Rubbish Removal

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

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

EASTSIDE RUBBISH Removal. Best Rate, 12 Years Straight! Friendly & Cheap. 604-266-4444

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

JACK’S RUBBISH Removal. Household Junk Specialist! Fast, Friendly & Cheap. 604-266-4444

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

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

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

Paving/Seal Coating

ASPHALT PAVING

604-618-2949

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

8220

Plumbing

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

YOUR WAY

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

www.RenoRite.com Bath, Kitchens, Suites & More Save Your Dollars! 604-451-0225 ★RENOVATIONS - Over 25 yrs exp. Drywall, Painting, Kitchen, Bath, Tenant Improvement that meets code. Call 604-722-4411

Renovations • Repairs

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

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

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

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

Hot Water Tank Special Electric 50 gal $550. Gas 40 gal $650. Insured WCB 604-839-3537

ROMAN’S PAINTING Interior/Exterior 604-339-4541 www.romanpaint.com

Vans

2005 CHEV Astro Cargo Van, Ladder rails, 68k, a/c, $13,900 Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900 2005 PONTIAC WAVE, 104k, rebuilt engine, black, a/c, auto, sunroof, $4695 obo. 778-846-5275

9515

Boats

bradsjunkremoval.com

732-8453

8205

9173

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

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

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

OVER 11 CARS UNDER $5000. Auto Depot 604-727-3111

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

★ MCNABB ROOFING ★ ALL TYPES OF ROOFING 40 years exp. Call 604-839-7881

8255

Sports & Imports

Collectibles & Classics

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

Plumbing & Renovations

8193

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

Liability Insurance, WCB, BBB, Free Estimates

604-220•JUNK(5865)

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Bros. Roofing Ltd.

Since 1989

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

9155

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.

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

★ 604-652-1660 ★

TCP MOVING 1 to 3 men from $40

Auto Finance

Gary, 604-897-3614

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

9102

Vcr West & East D/Town

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

BEST RATE MOVING

AUTOMOTIVE

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

HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTRE Construction Services

Quality Work You Can Trust!

8250

A35

20 YARD BINS Avail Now ! We Load or You Load

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

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

8315

Tree Services

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

8335

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

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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

9522

RV’s/Trailers

Removal FREEScrap/Car No Wheels No Problem

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026

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

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

Accelerate your car buying

THE SCRAPPER

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

Window Cleaning

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

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

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

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Your Original

Food Store

Non-Medicated

C h i c ke n Thighs

3

Red or Green Grapes

2

/lb $6.98/kg

Lean Beef Stew

/lb $6.59/kg

Fresh

Non-Medicated

Lean Ground Buffalo

Sockeye Fillets

Lean Ground Beef

From The Deli

$599 California Grown

Washington Grown

Cervelat Salami

Black Plums

Russet Potatoes

/lb $15.41/kg

/lb $13.21/kg

/lb $15.41/kg

Fresh

$699 Boneless

6

$ 99 $ 99

Organic

Blade Steaks

T-Bone Steaks

Seedless • Mexican Grown

$ 17 Organic

Canadian

Fairtrade

$7 71

/lb $16.99/kg

Family Pack

$997

$498 Family Pack

/lb $21.99/kg

California Grown

/lb $10.98/kg

Certified Organic California Grown

Yellow Peaches

Strawberries

$199

$199

$299 Alter Eco

$199

Non-Dairy Beverage

$299

California Grown

Fruit Blast Whey Protein Juice Powder

Chocolate Bars

Rice Dream

Bread Flour

100g

Certified Organic

White Corn on the Cob

99

¢

each

/lb $4.39/kg

4EverFit

10lb bag

1lb clamshell

/lb $6.59/kg

Non-Organic

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Assorted

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each 946ml

case of 12

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$449 - $499 76g

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