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This soundwalk will explore the Still Creek region in East Vancouver to examine the area’s extensive underground waterways, both natural and engineered. Hear nature contained within the cement and metal networks of drains, gutters, storm pipes and sewers. Hadden Park Soundwalk (pictured) Sunday, September 29 | 2 – 3:30PM • Meet at Hadden Park Fieldhouse, 1015 Maple. The Hadden Park walk is a collaboration of two collectives — Vancouver Soundwalk Collective and Ten Fifteen Maple — that will combine different approaches to scout the confines of the Hadden Park area.

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Simplicity scores TKO Michael Edward Miller’s parents probably worried he was playing too many video games when he was a kid. Worry no more. Today, the young Vancouver artist has taken his passion for his Nintendo entertainment system and turned it into an escape into that less complicated time in his generation’s life. His new one-day pop-up exhibit, Punch Out!, based on the characters from the Mike Tyson game, is Sept. 21 at East Van Studio (870 E. Cordova) from 4 to 7pm. He admits to having to dig out his old video game collection to play a few games to enable him to get the images just right (who said research couldn’t be fun?). Creating each of the 25 brightly coloured pieces in the exhibit, however, required much patience. “It looks simple but simple has to be done perfectly,” he told Shaw TV. MichaelEdwardMiller.com

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Women celebrate their sense of self in burlesque By Martha Perkins

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icky Ninedoors remembers watching her first burlesque show. “[The dancer] was totally revered and put up on a pedestal,” she says, awed by the power exuding from a woman who was taking her clothes off in front of other people because she wanted to. Today, that sense of sensual power exudes from Ninedoors’ every look, every pose. “It’s the sense of here I am, it’s all of me, and no, you can’t have any of it — but for five minutes I made you think you can,” she says during an interview at the Roundhouse community centre, where she will join other Vancouver burlesque artists at Beerlesque, the Roundhouse’s major fundraiser, sponsored by Donnelly Group and Vancouver Craft Beer Week, on Sept. 20 from 6 to 10pm. At last year’s event, she did a reverse strip tease. The lights Burlesque is “incredcame up on her in an ibly liberating,” says imaginary boudoir. stylist and performer She was naked (except Kristi Johanson. for tassles, of course) and, as her husband played bass, she sang In a Sentimental Mood as she slowly put on her beautiful dress — which was her wedding dress — and left the stage.

She smiles at the thought of the performance she’s come up with this year. Sitting next to her is Kristi Johanson, a fellow burlesque performer who also owns East Vanity Parlour, a mecca for women who love the glamour of the up-do with a little pin-up girl thrown in. Johansen styled Nicki’s hair for the WE Vancouver cover photoshoot and is also performing, as Callio P. Cock, at Beerlesque. Women do burlesque, Johanson says, because “there’s something you need to get out for yourself. But you’re doing it in front of a crowd so they can understand how you’re feeling,” she says. “When I first started burlesque I was naturally insecure. It was incredible how liberating it was for me to expose myself and have people fall in love with you.” Imagine how you’d feel about your body, Nicky says, if every time you looked in a mirror, you got applause. That’s what it’s like to feel the audience’s response to your burlesque performance. A classically trained musician, Nicky gravitated to burlesque as a more creative way to express herself. With classical piano, there is a set repertoire you have to learn and practise, practise, practise. With burlesque, “I don’t have to learn Bach if I don’t want to. (I’m more of a Chopin girl.) Burlesque pulls from so many different times and styles. It can be political, it can be pretty for the sake of being pretty. Modern burlesque pulls inspiration from every era, which opens things up for me artistically. There’s lots for me to play with. And glamour? What’s not to like?”

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urlesque artists and craft beer makers are more alike than you might think. It is a natural fit when Vancouver Craft Beer Week and the burlesque community come together for Beerlesque, the Roundhouse community centre fundraiser. On Sept. 20 there will be two onehour sets of live performances as more than 15 breweries offer tastings from 6 to 10pm. It’s also a chance to dress up (and win prizes). Tickets are $55. “Beer has always been a bit more relaxed than wine,” says Vancouver Craft Beer Week’s events director Leah Heneghan, who helped convince three of the craft brewers to dress up in drag to add even more colour to the event. “The whole

craft beer community is a bit crazy and they like having fun.” James Walton of Storm Brewing is an event founder (and on the cover of this week’s WE.) “I dress up; I do fetish,” he says, and he knew many burlesque performers. “Burlesque itself is parody and satire and pokes fun at things. There’s art and costumes and it makes you think.” Craft beer makers want to take the same approach. “Molson Canadian does not make you think,” he says.

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The Roundhouse: an innovative place for body and mind perceptions of disabilities is in the Exhibit Hall overlooking the turntable plaza and you can hear someone practising his French horn. And this is just what’s going on in one hour on a Thursday morning. At night there’s volleyball and basketball, karate, woodworking, language classes, arts festival premieres... the booklet outlining all of this autumn’s programming needs 64 pages to list the activities. “It’s the mind and body coming together in one place,” says executive director Hanne Lene Dagleish. “It’s a wonderful reminder of how to live your live fully — it’s not just your body that is keeping healthy, it’s your mind.” Unlike any other community centre in the city, the Roundhouse doubles as a performance and arts space. It’s what gives the Roundhouse its slightly edgy feel. During Pride arts festivities, the Roundhouse set aside a bathroom for transgenderss. The crane in the turntable plaza is rigged so aerial artists, who teach classes at the Roundhouse, can perform. It’s also unlikely that any other community centre has women taking off their clothes as its major fundraiser. (See the story on Beerlesque.) And the gallery/performance space is not simply a room in the

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block away from Yaletown’s Hamilton Street, where posses of young women in stilettos navigate the cobblestone sidewalks, there’s a buggy brigade parked outside the gym at the Roundhouse Community Centre. When the neighbourhood’s former warehouses were transformed into one of Vancouver’s trendy restaurant districts after Expo 86, everyone thought that, as the young condo buyers aged, they’d forego the vibrant streetlife in exchange for a house in the suburbs. But, as the two dozen baby strollers at Roundhouse attest, that’s not what happened. The young residents see their children as an addition to their way of life, not a reason to leave it behind. The 2006 Census estimates that 3,000 children live in Yaletown and 420 of them are enrolled in Elsie Roy Elementary School, which uses David Lam Park as its outdoor playground and the Roundhouse as a recreational programming space. Down the hall from the parenttot playgroup, dozens of seniors are in the midst of their fitness class. An exhibit that explores our

“We want to create a space where your brain is alive,” say Roundhouse society president Craig Giles and executive director Hanne Lene Dagleish. Rob Newell photo building set aside for creative uses. It’s hosted world premieres and top artists. “It feels like a place you’d have a really great show at, no matter who you are,” says Dagleish. This arts focus is part of what makes the Roundhouse able to respond to the needs and aspirations of not only the neighbourhood but also arts groups throughout the city. “It’s about giving the community a place to have its voice heard and the arts is a great way to do that,” Dagleish says. Although it’s not one of the six community centres taking the Parks Board to court over its decision to put every centre under its One Card

system, the society that manages the Roundhouse does have concerns. Each community centre is currently run by its own society, which raises money through memberships, but the building is owned by the city, which also provides the staffing. “At the end of the day, they’re our landlords and we’re their tenants and they could kick us out and run it themselves,” says Craig Giles, a Crown Attorney who is the president of the Roundhouse’s society. (A case in point? The Parks Board says it will take control of the six “rogue” centres.) He says that the Parks Board’s

plan for universal access to all centres is laudable, but so too is allowing each society to respond to its community. Membership fees help give the society flexibility. Last year, Roundhouse memberships brought in $30,000, which the society has control over and can spend based on its priorities, not the city’s. One of the Roundhouse’s priorities? “Societies were created by local communities. We’ve been running these centres in a way that community gets to be involved. If it’s just the Parks Board, you’ll have cookie cutter community centres,” Giles says.

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Brassneck Brewery Brewmaster: Conrad Gmoser, pictured with co-founder Nigel Springthorpe. What: Brewery, plus growler shop with 50-seat tasting room. Where: 2148 Main Street at 6th. When: Hoping to be open before the month (of September) is out. In their words: Lots of rotating beer styles. If all goes according to plan, we should be opening with six to eight beers: Imperial Stout, not yet named; White IPA, not yet named; Passive Aggressive, single-hopped, dry-hopped Pale Ale; Brassneck Ale, no-nonsense pale ale; No Brainer, nicely hopped house lager with a little twist; Multiweizen, multi-grain weisse beer with oats, wheat, barley, corn and rye. We may have a couple more experimental nano batches to add to this list, but above are our planned opening choices. Brassneck.ca

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heesecake dates back to 776 BC in Ancient Greece, when it was fed to athletes at the Olympic Games. Generally considered a calorie-rich and indulgent dessert in modern North American contexts, the Greeks considered it a high energy food source. I like the way they think. Cheesecake has evolved and many cultures have their own versions, but one in particular is unique to Vancouver — the Stilton Cheesecake. While it is commonly considered the dessert for non-dessert lovers, this cheese plate and dessertin-one is embraced by sophisticated palates who enjoy sweet and savoury flavour combinations. In the mid-90s the idea of Stilton in a dessert was adventurous; the earliest trace I could find for it was in May 1990. Texas Monthly magazine published a recipe for Stilton Cheesecake with Walnut Crust by chef Jack Chaplin of Chaplin’s in Dallas. Its origin may not be officially documented, but the history of the Stilton Cheesecake has strong roots in Vancouver. It was arguably invented in, or at least introduced to, Vancouver at the 1996 opening of Diva at the Met. The creator was Michael Noble, who was the executive chef at the time, but is now chef and proprietor of NOtaBLE in Calgary. I had the pleasure of meeting chef Noble and trying the original Stilton Cheesecake, which has been on NOtaBLE’s menu since opening day in late 2010. The inspiration came to him as an epiphany... Cheesecake is a popular classic but he wanted to do something different for those who don’t have much of a sweet tooth. His colleagues had their doubts, but it was a hit and has been on the Diva menu since. Minor adjustments have been made, but the recipe is more or less the same with a shortbread crust, crispy bruleed top, and a port wine reduced rhubarb compote. The Caramelized Stilton Cheesecake is still on the current dessert menu at Diva but other restau-

Michael Noble created a Stilton Cheesecake at Diva at the Met. He now owns NOtaBLE in Calgary, where it’s a staple. rants and chefs have reinterpreted it by switching up the cheese, crust and fruit accompaniment. Whether or not it was inspired by the original is something you’ll have to ask chef. Here are other versions of the blue cheese cheesecake. They could be even better than the original, but the original is the original.

Thomas Haas A beloved patisserie led by a world class baker, Thomas Haas, needs no introduction. Part of the original Diva at the Met crew, Haas sticks to the British blue cheese and offers a Stilton Cheesecake with a shortbread crust and rhubarb compote. ThomasHaas.com

Don Francesco’s Being an Italian restaurant, their chef uses an Italian blue cheese and offers it only as a dessert special. The Gorgonzola cheesecake is covered in dark chocolate ganache and served with a poached pear. Call ahead to avoid disappointment. DonFrancesco.ca

Lure Restaurant, Delta Hotel I tried this version before the Stilton cheesecake original and it ranks high on my cheesecake list. It is not a blue cheese, but the idea is similar and worth trying. They offer a Goat Cheesecake brulee, lavender shortbread crust, pear trio, and honeyed pine nut buds. LureVictoria.com

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She can’t mention one part of a drink’s name without telling a story about its roots. For instance, here’s her background information on her Howitzer 105 cocktail to go with Chovancek’s raw Pacific oysters (with elderberry capers and balsamfir mignonette) and duck live parfait (with wild alder cone-hazelnut gremolata and quince marmalade.) “A spin on the classic French 75, aka 75 cocktail, aka Soixante-quinze (that is also named after a gun), this one saw a lot of action during the First and Second World Wars. The French 75 was popularized at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, around 1915. The classic French 75 does not include cognac, however the bar team at Arnaud’s in New Orleans would argue that principle — cognac is French, gin is not, Champagne is French, what gives? That one’s called the French 125.” Asked about the exceptionally tender braised pork shoulder that he served with a Cherry Heering glaze and wild mushroom polenta, Chovancek makes spending hours on one dish seem perfectly easy. “Chefs make braising to be complicated but you open up the foil, poke it with your finger and if it doesn’t feel like a baby’s bottom, it’s not ready.” At most Bittered Sling Bistros, they have a guest bartender who, using the products from that evening’s host, creates the cocktails. The long-table diners then rate the pairings and, at the end of the season, a winning bartender is declared. Bittered Sling Bistros are every two weeks; tickets are $60 each. For a schedule go to BitteredSling. com or LegacyLiquorStore.com.

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Now, I can fill every page in this paper he news has been shared and with my thoughts and recommendations, Cost:far $298.76 plus tax wide: the BC government is in the but there are a few select options/hopes/ Contact: midst of a full-scale liquor policy dreams that have always been at the top Amy Ennsno review and, to my knowledge, of my wish list. Amy@wevancouver.com option is off the table. None of them are about recent absurd This includes the once-preposterous headline-fodder options like possibly PO: getting 4700000486 concept of the BC government being permitted to drink on the beach; Account: CEWD43537 out of the liquor business altogether and things like that are probably around numshifting it to the private sector. Granted, Send invoice to: ber 857 on my list of priorities. this is the most unlikely scenario, but the Here goes the refrain of the biggest isAPCentral@vancouver.ca fact that absolutely all options are being sues I’ve long championed.... or considered is promising. City of Vancouver After canvassing those in the trade Offer wholesale discounts Accounts Payable (restaurants, breweries, etc.) and meeton alcohol PO Box 7757 ing with stakeholders (everyone from the When I travel anywhere in the world 349 West BC Wine Institute to the Victoria PoliceGeorgia and 0L5 share that BC restaurants do not get Vancouver, BC V6B Department), the pols are now turning any wholesale discounts on beer, wine or Phone: 604.673.8355 to you, the general public, to offer your spirits, people generally assume they’ve feedback and input on things. misunderstood what I’ve said. Ad Designer: Kristin Morawski Yup, that bottle of Riesling that you From their press release: pay $20 for on BCLDB shelves costs any kristin.morawski@vancouver.ca “Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor restaurant $20 to purchase as well. While 604-873-7496 Reform John Yap [has] launched the new private wine and beer stores (who must Liquor Policy Review website, ForGov.bc.ca/ City of Vancouver use only: also purchase from the BCLDB) get anyliquorpolicyreview. Steve Ahluwaila where from a 16 per cent to 30 per cent Yap is inviting British Columbians to discount, restaurants get nothing. Today’s get involved with the site — throughDate: blog All I’m looking for is a level playing September discussions, Twitter chats and feedback 5, 2013 field that would enable restaurants to pass forms — to better understand BC’s liquor along a better deal to diners. While we’re system and to offer vital input on ways to at it, and assuming we keep most of the improve it. current government model, let’s allow The goal of government’s review is to restaurants to purchase wine from private find changes to B.C.’s laws on the use and retailers, which would support indepensale of beer, wine and spirits that improve dent businesses while still putting money customer convenience and grow B.C.’s in government pockets.

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Increase options for Special Occasion Licences Basically, if you’re in any way a for-profit entity, it’s pretty much impossible to get a Special Occasion Licence for any event, even if you’re doing everything by the book. This includes wine education classes in cooking schools and colleges produced by world-renowned education bodies where, currently, there is no legal way of having your students taste wine.

Decrease the 123 per cent import tax on wine A guy can dream. We have some of the most expensive wine prices in the world and I’m tired of seeing tourists’ jaws drop when they see our shelf prices. I have many more, and you probably do as well. Head to Gov.BC.ca, click on ‘Liquor Policy Review’ and have your say. Opportunities like this are rare; let’s rise up to the challenge. Want to say hi? Find me via KurtisKolt. com or Tweet me @KurtisKolt

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Morningstar brings happiness to homeowners By Kerry Vital

Buying a home is one of the largest purchasing decisions most people will make in their lifetime. With so many things to consider like location, builder and price, to name a few, the process of finding the right home for you and your family can be stressful. However, when buying a new single family home from Morningstar Homes, a company whose promise is to create an oasis from today’s fast-paced life, you really can sit

back and enjoy the process. “We take the guess-work out, by providing show homes that are tangible examples of what your home will be like,” says Deborah Calahan, vice-president of sales and marketing at Morningstar. “Prospective purchasers can walk through the show homes and choose which floor plan is right for them!” Morningstar prides itself on its reputation for building gorgeous homes and having great customer service. Calahan notes that “word-of-mouth is our best form of advertising”, and

has noticed a marked increase in friends and family referrals over the past five years. She often gets people inquiring about the homes who know someone who has already purchased a Morningstar home. “There’s comfort knowing that you have an endorsement from someone you know,” she says. Add that to Morningstar’s brand recognition, reinforced by having seven successfully CONTINUED INSIDE

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Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain is rapidly becoming one of the most popular areas to live in the Lower Mainland. Gorgeous homes combine with amazing views and plenty of opportunities for leisure and recreation.

Taking some time out on Burke Mountain By Kerry Vital

In the northeast part of Coquitlam rises Burke Mountain, a new community of familyfriendly neighbourhoods that is perfect for people who love the great outdoors while still being connected to everyday amenities. With a park within five minutes of every home on the mountain and new homes and amenities such as schools and shopping going up every day, it comes as no surprise that Burke Mountain is rapidly becoming a very popular place to live. One of the biggest developers currently

building on Burke Mountain is Morningstar Homes. They recently started sales on their eighth project, and are one of the largest single-family home builders in the neighbourhood. Outdoor lovers will find plenty to enjoy on Burke Mountain, with its system of trails that connects everything else in the neighbourhood. This makes the area incredibly pedestrian-friendly. In fact, Coquitlam’s first green street was built on Burke Mountain, inside Morningstar’s Belmont development. You’ll also find playgrounds, parks and other outdoor spaces generously sprinkled around Burke Mountain. A community garden is also in the works, so you can exercise your green thumb. When the weather isn’t the best, you are within easy reach of shopping and dining opportunities at nearby Coquitlam Centre and the surrounding area. You’ll also find transit located here as well, making your commute just a bit easier. TransLink’s Evergreen Line is expected to open in 2016,

making it even more simple. You’re also within 30 minutes of downtown Vancouver by car, and within 40 minutes of the Vancouver International Airport. However, you may not need to leave Burke Mountain at all. Among the commercial space that is currently under construction is Meridian Crossing. Subway and 7-Eleven are already open there, with other tenants expected to open this fall. Among them are Hiraku Sushi and a dental clinic. A village centre is also in the works with coffee shops, light retail and a community centre in the plans. Burke Mountain is currently home to several schools, with more due to be built in the future. You’re also close to Douglas College’s Coquitlam campus, as well as Simon Fraser University in Burnaby. The sense of community on Burke Mountain is readily apparent. If you take a walk around, you hear children playing, neighbours chatting and birds chirping. That feeling will only continue as the area grows.

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sold-out neighborhoods on Burke Mountain alone, which gives purchasers the added comfort and peace of mind that they are dealing with a reputable builder who stands behind the homes they sell. Already, Calahan says that buyers at Partington are telling her how happy they are with their purchase. “They’re genuinely happy with the buying experience,” she says. And they’ll be extremely happy with their new home when it’s completed later this year. Among the gorgeous features at Partington is a huge kitchen with a granite island, stainless-steel appliances and tons of room to entertain. The entire home is built in an open-plan layout, which takes advantage of every inch of space available. With three floorplans available, all around 3,800 square feet and with three or four bedrooms, there’s no shortage of space. Each comes with an unfinished basement and a large private yard with a patio or deck. Other beautiful parts of the home include a floor-to-ceiling linear fireplace, oversized windows, hardwood floors and a 19-foot vaulted ceiling. “We always make the most of our windows,” Calahan says. “This time, they’re extra big.” When you combine all of the features, every home is simply spectacular. “These homes are very well laid out,” Calahan says. “There’s a sense of grandeur here. People are noting the ‘wow’ of the house; it takes your breath away.” The grandest part of Partington is the phenomenal views available from every home. Looking out over Burke Mountain and Coquitlam, you truly feel like you’re among the clouds. Partington is perfectly located for homeowners to live the Burke Mountain lifestyle. The neighbourhood has been growing over the years and now includes schools, parks and trails. Partington opened for sale in July, and already 15 of the 45 homes have been sold. “We’re really pleased with the response,” Calahan says. Morningstar has long been setting the standard for homes in the neighbourhood, and Calahan says that continues with Partington. “We are one of the largest single-family builders here,” she says, adding “It’s a real happy balance between a planned neighbourhood and a custom home. We’ve really found the secret recipe for making the homeowners happy.” Homes at Partington start at $898,900. For more information, visit www. morningstarhomes.bc.ca, call 604-942-6370 or visit the sales centre at 1508 Dayton Street in Coquitlam.

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Discover a modest local architect whose homes changed lives. September 16 marks the opening of Play House: The Architecture of Daniel White at the Museum of Vancouver — the first major retrospective of White, a remarkable innovator who created the ultimate West Coast modern structures amongst Vancouver’s rugged landscapes between 1960 and 2012. The exhibition will refresh your ideas of the typical house and its functions, with each featured project becoming a commentary on contemporary culture, innovation, risk, and the idea of play. Tickets are $15; includes light refreshments and entertainment. Cash bar. The exhibit runs until March 30.

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TH2-1001 RICHARDS ST 2701 – 909 MAINLAND ST

Mike Rooney

$759,000

NEW LISTING

$428,000

Fantastic T/H in the heart of Yaletown/ Downtown with 1190 sq ft, 2 bed and den, 2 bedrooms, with 3 patios including a 130 sq ft patio facing a quiet lush courtyard. Stainless appliances, granite counters, laminate floors and more. Great space for city living.

Yaletown Park II. One bedroom & den with great views. Close to all amenities. Rentals allowed.

John Pybus 604-263-1144

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305 – 2525 BLENHEIM ST

$409,000

214 – 1355 HARWOOD ST

OPEN SAT 2 – 4PM

$319,600

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1901 – 928 RICHARDS ST

$689,000

It doesn’t get any better than this! Custom designed, during construction, one of a kind suite with city, mountain and peek a boo water views. Luxuriously appointed throughout, with 9’ ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, slate w/granite inlaid floors. Gourmet kitchen with separate dining room. The master bedroom is truly a sanctuary with inlayed h/ w floors, fireplace, spacious walk in closet, and a decadent ensuite bath. Gas line for BBQ, full size w/d, 2 car private garage, and 2 storage lockers.

William Lew 604-263-1144

310 – 1435 NELSON ST

$369,000

NEW LISTING

OPEN SAT 2 – 3:30PM

Popular Kitsilano – Contemporary 1 bedroom + glass walled flex space large enough to be a 2nd bedroom or office. Modern finishes, double sided fireplace, parking & storage. Worry free building. Still covered by the New Home Warranty. Perfect for 1st time buyer or investor.

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Gurdeep Stephens

SHOP AROUND… then save the BEST for last. BUY w/ confidence in a well established bldg. w/ a stellar maintenance record. Quiet, tree-lined street in most desirable pocket of the West. 1 ½ blks from the beach in one direction + restaurants, shops, transit in the other. SPACIOUS 1 bdrm (665 sq.ft) w/ 1 parking & NO RENTALS. But bring your PETS. Adult bldg.

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Enjoy Life in one of the Best Buildings in the West End. The Westport is centrally located between Robson & Davie Street. Walk to all your favorite restaurants, coffee shops & shopping stores. Stroll down to the seawall & Stanly Park. Move in condition for this extra large 1 bedroom w/ walk in closet. 2 person soaker tub, enclosed solarium for either a home office or lounge area. 1 parking stall & storage locker. You will fall in love with this suite location. Pet & rental friendly building.

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THE KEEFER

30-133 Keefer Street $1,699,500 2,420 sq. ft.

KEEFER BUILDING – ULTRA LUXE full floor loft with natural light illuminating three sides of the home. Private elevator access ushers you to your own floor. High style design features include wide plank Oak floors, over-height ceilings, original timber beams & glazed brick, double hung wood sash windows transform this heritage building into a statement of timeless living. The Bulthaup kitchen with SubZero dual fridges and wine fridge, Miele appliances, wet bar & huge counters are perfect for entertaining. Spacious dining & living space features a custom audio/visual system with surround sound. The luxury master bath with its oversized travertine shower, deep soaker tub, Blu bath fixtures is sumptuous. A super functional indoor/outdoor heater loggia is a visual & unique focal point for this home. 1 secured in-building parking with storage. The KEEFER is a heritage building that has been fully re-built & has a property abatement program where the owner will benefit for 6-10 more years.

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1878 Robson St, 2 bdrm, $479,000, 19 Sun 2-4 214-1355 Harwood St, 1 bdrm, $319,600, 18 Sat 2-3:30 1816 Haro St #405, 1 bdrm + solarium, $329,000, 19 Sun 2-3

KITSILANO 305-2525 Blenheim St, 1 bdrm, $409,000, Sat 2-4 2438 West 8th Ave, 3 bdrm, $1,138,000, Sat/Sun 2-4

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New Listing 1816 Haro #405 OPEN: SUN. 2:00 - 3:00. Renovated West facing 1 bdrm + encl. solarium at Huntington Place. $329,000.

1928 Nelson #402 English Bay Pets OK High end redesign, a den & large patio and one of the best kitchens in the West End. $484,000.

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1924 Comox #205 West of Denman Pet friendly deluxe strata near the park. Gas f/p, 9 ‘ ceilings, high end renos. 737 sf. $434,900.

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New Listing 1995 Beach #201 View! View! View!

A unique opportunity on English Bay to own a sought-after front to back suite with classic first quality renovations and water views to the beach. The best layout in the building with a whisper quiet bedroom on the Pendrell side, an amazing rooftop deck and $100,000 in upgrades. $579,900.

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1850 Comox #302 West of Denman SE corner 651 sf suite at The El Cid. $234,900.

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1879 Barclay #203 Studio West of Denman bright heritage suite with parking. $179,900.

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faShION week SPeCIal You’ll feel like a model & your cocktail parties will be the talk of the town when you entertain in chic one bedroom patio home overlooking lush garden, pond & waterfall. Interesting split level design, laminate floors, front loading w/d, gas f/p, great storage & partially covered southern deck. Parking & locker incl. Pet & rental friendly. SOlD $365,000 FASHION FOR THE AGES Never out of style, always classic & comfortable. Spacious 1140sf NE corner home on second level of 14 unit character building welcomes all tastes. Amazing space with mahogany inlaid h/w floors & extra large rooms to accommodate any lifestyle. Impeccably maintained building steps to Stanley Park. $479,000

OPeN SUN 2-4, 1878 RObSON CASUAL CORNER First time buyer, investor, retiree, student, vacation home or city pad this smart one bedroom in super convenient central location bordering Downtown, West End offers new carpet, paint, s/s appliances & more in concrete strata with locker & balcony. City view. Sorry no pets. $249,000

OPeN SUN 2-4, 950 DRake fROM CaTwalk TO fIRewORkS Upper floor corner suite overlooking English Bay & North Shore mountains, spacious one bedroom with balcony has been redesigned with style to accent comfort, view & maximize storage & airy open plan. Parking & locker included. Perfect rental, vacation home or city pad steps to all amenities! $289,000

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liz.carney@century21.ca • www.vancouvercondo.com Century 21 In Town Realty • 421 Pacific • 1030 Denman

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nlok.com Anger notification near Barclay and Denman are m Medallion Club Award Member Residents now forced to schlep to Alberni Street or to Member p |rresales e s a |l investments e s I a s sspecialist i g n m e n t s I r e s a l e s I i n v e s t m eRobson n t s sand p eCardero c i a l i stot pick up parcels from presales | assignments Canada Post. Prior to this, we walked a block Sutton West Coast Realty | 301-1508 West Broadway

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901-1501 HOWE ST. OCEAN TOWER @ 888 BEACH: $4,567,890

2201-1500 HOWE STREET THE DISCOVERY: $849,000

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Sprawling 1311sf NW corner 2 bdrm + 2bath in a waterfront seaside highly desirable location • Right on seawall, aquabus to Granville Island, mins. to beaches & parks • Generous rooms thruout, perfect for entertaining & house size furniture! • Reno’d kitchen w/ new S/S Fisher Paykel, Miele & Bosch appliances, lovely kitchen island & windows in kitch., h/w flrs, gas f/p, king size bdrms, Master has 5pc. bath w/ sep. shower, jetted tub & W/I closet • Outdoor covered balcony for bbqs, real laundry room, 2 parking & storage locker • This is a jewel in the sky. Clubhouse, guest suite, sauna, hottub & gym • Exterior paint & sealant completed 2011.

Unrivaled splendor. Vancouver’s premiere waterfront residences combining two suites and conceived over 2 years of design & construction • 270 degree views flr-ceiling views of marinas, False Crk, Granville Island & cityscapes • House size 3255 sqft complimented by a 360 degree elliptical flrplan centered around a glass wine room, 4 bdrms, 4 bathrms, 5 parking & 2 storage lckrs • Featuring: 12 piece Miele & Thermador S/S appliances, Capolavaro granite, Zebrano book-matched cabinetry, 2 home theatre systems, surround audio thruout, marble & onyx flooring thruout, T5 wired, video security system, Lutron one touch light & shades control, all rooms are a unique design & statement, Swarovski chandeliers, 6 piece master bath with 273 spray & steam shower, air jet tub, his/hers sinks; W/I closet, a ‘pink mosaic Bisazza’ bathroom, family room, great room, formal & informal dining areas, formal living room, dual entry, two balconies, two gas f/p, nanny quarters & much more • Simply spectacular!

542 SMITHE ST – THE MODE TOWNHOME: $588,000

1201-8280 LANDSDOWNE RD. VERSANTE, RICHMOND: $599,000

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POMARIA: $509,000 false creek north I yaletown I coalHighlyharbour I sought after – Pomaria,

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Beautiful 1126 sqft 2 level Townhome boasts 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, large kitchen island, granite countertops, electric fireplace, outdoor patio & more. Just steps to Robson retail district, Granville street entertainment district, entertainment venues & just mins to the seawall & marine recreation. 2-5-10 warranty, Rainscreened – Completed 2008. Ultra modern, sleek & feels like a home in the city! 1 parking, Rentals & pets allowed. Great investment property too!

SUBPENTHOUSE – 270 degree views of N. Shore Mtns. as far as you can see • 3 bdrms/2bathrms, 1179sf, open & modern floorplan w/ flr to ceiling windows, only 3 years old • Oversized bedrooms, dream master bedroom w/ its own balcony, den , walk-in closet & 5pc. ensuite bath, granite countertops, S/S appliances, laminate flooring throughout, 100sqft+ outdoor balcony for bbqs w/ views, NE corner unit with sweeping views • Location Location Location – steps to Canada Line to YVR, downtown, across from Lansdowne Mall (new Target store), Kwantlen University & more • Guest suite, clubhouse, media rm.

CONCORDIA II: $659,000

LOT VALUE ONLY: $729,000

harbour I downtown 9E-139 DRAKE ST. 2916 E. 41ST AVE, KILLARNEY FER G OF DIN N PE

SUB P/H: 1603-189 DAVIE ST. AQUARIUS III: $608,000

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Beautiful floorplan N, E & S corner 1079sf 2 bdrm + 2bath + real den • Across the street from Elsie Roy Elementary, seawall, David Lam Park, Roundhouse Comm. Centre, Urban Fare, Canada Line & Yaletown • Generous rooms, master fits king bed, granite counters, window in kitchen, marble in bathrooms, H/W flrs & new carpet in bdrms, views of False Creek, city & courtyard, Iarge insuite storage, excellent for entertaining w/ spacious living/dining, den w/ windows. Solid building, best managed in Yaletown w/ onsite Mgr. I/D pool, hot tub, gym, bike room.

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Due to construction downtown, the #16 and other buses are experiencing major delays. Not only that, but after a half-hour to onehour wait (usually heading southbound), the buses arrive in groupings of two to three. Several of us have contacted the City and downtown Translink. The fact that nothing has been done tells me they have no concern for public transit riders. They may feel differently if they were the ones waiting for an hour at a bus stop next to a disabled 80-year-old man. Demanding change

Light assault Dear City ‘managers’: Our sophisticated, resourceful civilization can no longer use the excuse that unsettling noise from any road vehicle is acceptable, nor does bright flashing

RARELY ON THE MARKET • Affordable 2 bdrms + 2 bath in the waterfront master planned Marinaside neighborhood • Everything at your doorstep: Urban Fare, seawall, Roundhouse Centre, Yaletown & marinas • NE Corner 787 sqft 2bdrm + 2 full baths w/ ensuite in master, beautiful views of marina from living /dining, overlooking lagoon & city views too • Fabulous floorplan, new stainless gas stove, granite countertops, marble in bathrooms, full 4pc. guest bathroom, large insuite storage, hardwood flrs throughout, balcony for bbq’s, 1 prkg, excellent condition! • 24/7 concierge, I/D pool, hot tub, sauna, lagoon, club house, theatre, gym & more • Don’t miss this one!

Cycle-illogical As both a cyclist and car driver, if the police ticketed cyclists for breaking the laws of the road as much as they do motorists, we might see cyclists start take their responsibilities as road-users seriously and maybe even respect other road users. Surely we need some action to balance out all the taxpayers’ dollars being invested in cycle lanes and city-funded cycle hire schemes. Roger

We provide a full range of interior and exterior renovations:

$399,000

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$388,000

5999 OAK STREET $1,018,000

802-4333 CENTRAL BLVD PRESIDIA BY BOSA: $409,900

SW corner w/ sweeping unobstructed views overlooking Yaletown & city • Nothing to block your views • 2 bdrm /2bath, 745sf, balcony, 1 parking & storage locker • Open floorplan w/ S/S appliances, granite counters, opposite bedrooms for max. privacy • True Yaletown location steps to the best amenities downtown–seawall, Yaletown, Robson St., Rogers Arena & more.

I am a regular rider on the seawall between Olympic Village and Prospect Point and cannot believe the bike riders out there that come flying by on the left as if in a race. Some do not follow the signage posted to dismount and walk your bikes and yield to pedestrians. When passing on the left at a high rate of speed, a light bell ring might be in order to warn a slower traveller. As for riders going through the heavy traffic under the Burrard Bridge, slow down!! You have baby buggies, joggers, elderly with walkers and infants in this very congested area. What gives you the right to come racing through? Safe cycling is our responsibility. Bill Mooney

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2609-977 MAINLAND ST. YALETOWN PARK 3

Waterfront seawall & marina location – a private peaceful seaside enclave of downtown • Steps to Aquabus to Granville Island Market, miles of seawall, 1st class restaurants & miles of beaches • SW corner with views of False Creek & Granville Island sprawling 771 sqft 1 bdrm recent renos & in MINT CONDITION – show suite quality • Gas f/p, granite counters, S/S appl, front loading W/D, marble tiled entrance, new light fixtures & paint thruout, beautiful floorplan w/ generous rooms for king size bed and house sized furniture • Ultimate quiet and tranquil home • British inspired gardens, 24/7 concierge, I/D pool & gym • 1 prkg & storage • James Cheng Award winning design & solid concrete construction.

Listening, Translink?

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Ideal corner 33x122 level lot in prime Killarney area – steps to schools & parks! • South facing back yard, dual lane access perfect for a garage, quiet bedrooms, N. Shore Mountain views, manicured yard • Don’t miss this opportunity – Start building before summer starts. • 3,960 Sqft lot – build over 2400+ sqft brand new home with garage and mortgage helper!

611-1500 HORNBY STREET 888 BEACH TOWERS: $438,000

sleek European design by Robert Ledingham and developed by Qualek Landmark • Ultra modern high end luxury with open floorplan for the most discerning buyer, 703 sqft, 1 bdrm + den (windows) featuring high ceilings, Bosch Stainless Steel appliances w/ gas stove, black granite countertops, insuite storage (pantry), corner NE city views, balcony for bbq’s, 1 locker & prkg • Steps to seawall, Granville Island market aquabus, tranquil marine culture, marinas and parks • Geothermal heating / cooling (Air conditioning) • Guest suite, gym, concierge • Don’t miss this one!

to the Shopper’s outlet on Denman. As I hurl myself head first into my dotage, I feel for my more elderly neighbours. Surely, such an arbitrary decision should be reviewed. Vicki

eyesight-assaulting bicycle lighting show any consideration and respect for our fellow citizens. Less easy-to-see road travellers need visible ‘add-ons’ to get others’ attention to see them, not issuing ear-splitting, upsetting, decibel-soaring noise and vibration. And eyesight-assaulting flashing lights at night? It’s barbaric. I know it’s an all-aboutme society but doesn’t a green city includes decent quality of life in all aspects? Anonymous

1105-1500 HOWE STREET

THE DISCOVERY: $699,000 - SOLD IN 2 DAYS!

UPCOMING If you are looking for this, give me a call. 1138 sqft, 2bdrm + den, 2 bath, in Beach Crescent neighborhood, amazing views of English Bay, False Creek & George Wainborn. BONUS: TWO parking & storage locker!

Contact us today to get started

www.thordesign.ca 604-836-7102 • h-griffiths@shaw.ca

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Cyclists need testing Re: “With all due respect,” Rants. Sept. 12. Thank you, Sivak, for your thoughtful and tempered letter. As both a driver and cyclist, I am ashamed, angered, frustrated by fellow cyclists who feel entitled. Last week a woman cyclist on Beatty at Georgia decided, when the light turned green, to immediately dart out from the bike lane and go left in front of my vehicle, with millimetres to spare. If my reflexes were slower, I would have hit her as I started into the intersection. As a pedestrian I watch out for cyclists and cars. As a driver I watch out for pedestrians and cyclists and other drivers. I believe all cyclists should be given mandatory traffic tests. A septuagenarian

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• Stunning 670 1 BR waterfront concrete strata • English Bay beach and Seawall at your door • 3rd floor suite w/just 2 suties on the floor • Lovely Southwest outlook from every room • Parking, storage, cable, heat & hot water incl.

2055 PENDRELL $550,000

• Chapters, designer shops, art galleries, live theatre • 2 BR 2 Bath 1303 sf 2 balconies + 2 SxS parking • Windows 3 sides, great X-breeze-feels like a house • Comp. stone & laquer sub-zero kitchen w/island • Fresh paint throughout & new bleached oak HW floors

1995 BEACH $520,000 1633 W. 10TH $780,000

KITS PENTHOUSE • West End bachelor w/sep sleep area • Leasehold to 2073 Rent for $900 • Green outlook over park & gardens • Steps to Bay, shops & Davie Village • Live in/Rent out. Balc+indoor pool. NP

• Fully furnished 625 sq. ft. designer apt • Rent for $2000+per month no restriction • New bath, vanity, sink, rainforest shower • Lacquer kitch, Caesarstone, stainless steel • Close to Davie Village & Sunset Beach

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1251 CARDERO $189,000 1250 BURNABY $320,000 1516 LARCH 20

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• 2 BR 2 Bath 1246 sf of luxe living • Grand 30’ WATERFRONT LR/DR • Dazzling city lights & Beach in your view • HW floors, granite bar facing sandy Bay Beach • New kitch w/SS appls, granite counters • Complete reno incl gourmet granite & wood kitchen • Granite FP, custom lighting, max storage • 2 king-size BR, tons of closets+locker • Loft style open plan 1 BR + sundrenched balcony • Adjacent to Stanley Park, pool, common roofdeck • Prestigious Beach Townhouse Apt. • Seawall, Beach, golf, tennis courts at your door • Commercial glass doors thruout, spa bath

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$995,000 2055 PENDRELL $599,888

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Middle-earth finds middle-ground Unlike many unique properties in Vancouver, beloved Hobbit House saved by a developer

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“An initial enquiry has been made,” he explained in an email, “and we are discussing the level of intervention as well as the proposed density for the site.” Constructed by builder Brenton Lea in 1930, the house was conceived by architect Ross Lort, who also designed Casa Mia on SW Marine Drive. Dr. Arn Pentland and his wife Mabel bought the house in 1976. On her blog, Lazarus quotes from a 2004 story about the couple: “Like everyone else my wife and I were in love with it.” More history at EveLazarus.com.

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ton, who was involved with the restoration of the other Hobbit House at 3979 W. Broadway, was then retained to oversee plans for restoring the house. In June, Luxton told reporters that the intent was to edge the house forward a couple of feet, take out some renovations (such as an elevator to the roof) that were done in the ‘70s, and keep it as a separate home in front of the townhouse complex. Repairs will also be made to the iconic roof. When reached for an update, Luxton was unable to comment on planning progress, as negotiations are still going with the City.

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Cambie area’s landmark Hobbit House sees up to 10 busloads of tourists per day. It was purchased by Vancouver townhouse developer David Mooney in June. Rob Newell photo

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hen At Home with History author Eve Lazarus suggested on her blog that, instead of tearing down the Hobbit House, the new owner should move it, the new owner called her in a panic. “All these people on my Facebook page [were getting] really into it, and he called up and said, No! We’re not going to move it! We’re going to build this townhouse development, and here’s how we’re going to do it.” The 83-year-old faux-thatched-roof home at King Edward and Cambie made headlines in May when it was listed for sale for $2.86 million.

But, instead of being bought by the Dark Lord of Mordor, the Hobbit House was purchased by David Mooney, the man responsible for the Boxwood Green and Viridian Green townhouse complexes on W. 6th and W.4th respectively. “What [Mooney] told me is he bought the three [houses to the west] for a townhouse development of 18 units — a lowrise. Apparently, the City came to him after he had bought the three blocks and said, ‘How about considering the Hobbit House? It’s now for sale. Would you consider adding that, and incorporating it into a townhouse development? In return, we’ll help you have [more units].’ So they’re relaxing the zoning, and, in return, he has to designate the property. Which I is bril1 think liant.” Heritage consultant Donald Lux-

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Drive its flavour, but in making the neighbourhood such an appealing destination, it’s also made it a more expensive place to live and have a business. “Every cost is rising and it’s incongruent with the way we live,” she says. She loves the neighbourhood as a “be-yourself place where you can run around naked and not be judged and live the way you want to live.” But how can you do that when the price of real estate and rent keeps climbing as demand for housing pushes the downtown boundaries. “Call me a communist but I think the government should be stepping in [with real estate price controls.]” Since she can’t imagine living anywhere else in Vancouver, she, and others like her, have to make it work. “There’s nothing comparable,” she says. “There’s no other neighbourhood that makes me feel like I can do this. There’s very little religion any more for people to follow, apart from what Miley Cyrus is doing, and you need a community that makes you feel you can carry on like this. “For now it’s working. I fight for it. I do what I can to affect and change and my store is part of this.” As she gets up to help a customer, she tidies up an errant pair of shoes. She gives that little smile and says, “I will always have nothing, but it’s okay. I’ll have lots of shoes.”

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ora Burnette sweeps shoes off the plush red couch inside the door of Little Miss Vintage, her treasure-trove of clothes and accessories that span the decades from the Great Depression to Great Recession. Her two kids — an eight-year-old daughter and soon-to-be-five-year-old son — had dropped by the store after school the previous afternoon. They’d played dressup with the shoes until it was time for Burnette to lock up and walk home with them. It’s mid-afternoon on a hot, tiring day and Burnette’s glad for the chance to sit down. Before she indulges in such a luxury, she puts a suitcase in front of her. It’s full of items that a woman who often supplies her with clothes wants to sell her; Burnette pulls them out as she talks, giving each piece a critical once-over as she mentally prices them. She had spent part of the morning on a similar search for one-of-a-kind finds on a movie set and the frenetic pace of day is starting to wear on her. Customers drift in and out of the store’s open door, including a young woman celebrating her 32nd birthday by going shopping with a friend. Burnette prices a vintage silk dress for the friend — not in her budget — and a wool hat for the birthday girl, who takes it home. A woman shopping with her teenaged daughter asks if she can try on a pair of sunglasses outside. Sure, says Burnette, who instinctively switches into mother hen mode, reminding the older woman not to look directly into the sun. “I worry about everything,” she says after her visitor remarks that she sounded like a vintage teacher giving dire warnings about how to watch the eclipse of the sun. “I mother everything and everyone because it’s all a big disaster and it will likely kill us.” She says this with such droll delivery that even the most serious subjects can sound funny. It happens so often that when she later describes herself as “kind of crazy,” you can’t help but think it’s the type of thoughtful craziness that comes from feeling like the only sane person in a world run amuck. (When she talks about how she and her husband Chris, who by night are a folk/rock group called The Burnettes, absorbed the responsibilities of parenthood by simply bringing their kids to gigs, she says “I don’t trust anyone else to raise them as I see fit. If anyone’s going to corrupt them, it’s going to be me, damn it.”) It’s this dark sense of humour that got her into the vintage clothing business in the first place. She does comedy improv at corporate shows and constantly needs costume changes. She believes in shopping second-hand as an ideology as well as a passion. Eventually, however, her husband gently suggested that perhaps she had just a bit too many clothes filling their Commercial Drive home. At first she tried selling the clothing on eBay. “I hated it,” she says. “Living online is pretty yucky.” Then she found a retail space on the Drive’s 900 block. It was less than 300 square feet and suited her perfectly until she got pregnant with her second child; morning sickness plus the food smells coming from the donair shop next door were not a happy combination. She approached the owner of the store where the shop is currently located and they switched spaces. “Being a second-hand store on the Drive, it’s... tricky,” she says. Her type of store is exactly what helps give the

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The furniture whisperer Meet Vern, a piece of furniture that can talk, thanks to Straight Line Designs’ Judson Beaumont By Martha Perkins

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The ethos of space Design of Homer Street Café is a testament to Craig Stanghetta’s innate understanding of where we want to be By Martha Perkins

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painter has to start with a blank canvas. A writer has to start with a blank computer screen. Craig Stanghetta has to start with blank walls, ceilings and floors. As the creative force behind Ste. Marie Art + Design — the name is a nod to his home town of Sault Ste. Marie — he’s come up with the concepts behind such places as Meat & Bread, Revolver, Pidgin and, most recently, Homer Street Café. “I feel my role is not to design a space but to curate an ethos, an atmosphere,” he says, sitting in the Cockpit Room (named for the paintings of chickens), one of the quiet retreats he created at the café. Since opening in June, the café has become hugely popular thanks, in part, to the way his understanding of that ethos draws you in and keeps you there. When owner Lilliana De Cotiis asked him to help transform the 100-year-old space into a new Yaletown destination, the first thing he did was “feel the space to see where it wants to go.” Working with Denise Liu and Linus Lam of Bespoke by Edison and

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Encorp Pacific (Canada) is one of North America’s leading not-for-profit product stewardship corporations. With a mandate to develop and manage a consumerfriendly, cost-effective system to recover end-of-life products and packaging for recycling, Encorp’s recycling network is extensive, and stretches across the province. Probably best known for the ReturnIt™ System, Encorp’s recycling network includes over 170 Return-It™ Depots in BC. Each depot is independently owned, often family-operated, and pro vides business and employment opportunities for communities across the province. As the cornerstones of the Return-It™ System, these depots are known by 85% of BC residents, and are the most common way that a beverage container is returned for recycling into the system. Conveniently, many Return-It™ Depots also accept a variety of other stewardship products, including electronics, small appliances, paint and more. More information about what’s accepted where can be found at return-it.ca/locations. To ensure customers get the best possible recycling experience, Encorp has taken steps to modernize depots by creating 3 & 5 Star Depot Programs. Depots certied in the program must meet specic standards for service, cleanliness, design and convenience. Today’s depots are clean, bright and open, with large sorting tables. Nearly every customer (94%) who’s re-

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CONTAINERS GET A SECOND LIFE Used aluminum cans are crushed and baled. The bales are sold and the aluminum is melted down and reformed into new aluminum cans. It takes 95% less energy to manufacture a recycled can than it does to make a new one. Drink boxes and cartons are mashed into a paper pulp that is used to make cardboard boxes and tissue paper. Every tonne of recycled paper pulp saves approximately 17 trees. Plastic bottles are washed, shredded and formed into pellets. From there, the material is sold to companies who turn those pellets into new plastic containers. Used glass bottles are crushed into a fine material called cullet. Cullet is used in the manufacturing of a variety of things such as new bottles, sandblasting material and fiberglass insulation.

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puppets are able to carry 170-pound riders. Based on the 1982 novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse explores the relationship between a young man and his horse, set largely amidst the carnage and chaos of the First World War. “It’s such an important story,” said Babb. “I still get chills when I think about how two

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when, in 2011, she was cast in War Horse’s Toronto production — and that’s precisely how producers like it, she says. “They want everyone to start from scratch and end up with the same aesthetic and approach,” said Babb on the phone from Edmonton, where the touring company was setting up. “Learning the language of puppetry has been one of the most challenging and rewarding things I’ve ever done.” Babb is one of three puppeteers who bring the foal version of the titular horse to life on stage each night. Together, the trio maneuvers the puppet’s hind, heart, and head, all the while dressed in costumes representative of the early 20th century. “They try to blend us into the puppet, but they don’t try to hide us,” said Babb. “Their idea is that eventually we’ll just disappear anyway, so they don’t need to put us in black body suits.” Even after two years in the role, Babb said she’s still in awe of the horse puppets, the brainchildren of South Africa’s Handspring Theatre Company. Constructed from leather, steel, and aircraft cables, many of the puppets weigh in excess of 120 pounds; the larger

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LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22): “The most important thing is to find out what the most important thing is,” wrote Shunryu Suzuki in his book Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. That’s your assignment for the next three weeks. Do whatever it takes to find out beyond any doubt what the most important thing is. Meditate naked an hour a day. Convene intense conversations about yourself with the people who know you best. Create and sign a contract with yourself in which you vow to identify the experience you want more than any other experience on earth. No waffling allowed, Libra.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19): “If Taylor Swift is going to have six breakups a year,” observed comedian Bill Maher, “she needs to write a new song entitled ‘Maybe It’s Me.’” He was referring to Swift’s habit of using her romantic misadventures to stimulate her lyric-writing creativity. With that as your prompt, Aries, I’ll ask you to do some soul-searching about your own intimacy issues. How have you contributed to the problems you’ve had in getting the love and care you want? What unconscious behavior have undermined your romantic satisfaction, and what could you do to transform them? The next eight weeks will be prime time to revolutionize your approach to relationships. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20): Philosopher Alan Watts used to talk about how the whole world is wiggling all the time — clouds, trees, sky, water, human beings. One of our problems, Watts said, is that we’re “always trying to straighten things out.” We feel nagging urges to deny or cover up or eliminate the wiggling. “Be orderly,” we command reality. “Be neat and composed and predictable.” But reality never obeys. It’s forever doing what it does best: flickering and fluctuating and flowing. In accordance with astrological omens, Taurus, I encourage you to rebel against any natural tendencies you might have to fight the eternal wiggle. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20): Author Elaine Scarry defines “the basic impulse underlying education” as follows: the “willingness to continually revise one’s own location in order to place oneself in the path of beauty.” Consider making this your modus operandi in the coming weeks, Gemini. Do research to find out where beauty might be hiding and where beauty is ripening. Learn all you can about what kinds of conditions attract beauty, and then create those conditions. Finally, hang around people who are often surrounded by beauty. This will be an excellent way to further your education. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22): “Life is either always a tight-rope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.” So declared writer Edith Wharton. But she was an Aquarius, and more temperamentally suited to the tight-rope. Many of you Cancerians, on the other hand, prefer the feather-bed mode. I suspect that in the next nine months, however, you will be willing and even eager to spend more time on the tight-rope than is customary for you. To get primed for the excitement, I suggest you revel in some intense feather-bed action in the coming weeks. Charge up your internal batteries with an extraspecial deluxe regimen of sweet self-care.

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VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22): A Chinese entrepreneur named Nin Nan dreamed up a unique way to generate capital: He sold dead mosquitoes online for a dollar apiece, advertising them as useful for scientific research and decoration. Within two days, he received 10,000 orders. Let’s make him your patron saint for the next few weeks, Virgo. May he inspire you to come up with novel ways to stimulate your

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): Sometime in the next nine months you may feel moved to embark on an adventure that will transform the way you understand reality. Maybe you will choose to make a pilgrimage to a sacred sanctuary or wander further away from your familiar comforts than ever before. Right now is an excellent time to brainstorm about the possibilities. If you don’t feel ready to actually begin your quest, at least formulate a master plan for the magic moment when you will be ripe. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21): In the indigenous culture of Hawaii, “mana” refers to a spiritual power that may abide in people, objects, and natural locations. You can acquire more of it by acting with integrity and excellence, but you might lose some of it if your actions are careless or unfocused. For instance, a healer who does a mediocre job of curing her patients could lose the mana that made her a healer in the first place. All of us have an ever-shifting relationship with the primal life force. What’s the current state of your own personal supply, Sagittarius? It’s time to make sure you’re taking full advantage of the mana you have been blessed with. Your motto: “Use it or lose it.” CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): Have you been getting enough? I doubt it. I think you should sneak a peek into the hiding place where your insatiable cravings are stored. If you’re brave enough, also take a look at your impossible demands, your unruly obsessions and your suppressed miracles. Please note: I’m not suggesting that you immediately unleash them all; I don’t mean you should impulsively instigate an adventure that could possibly quench your ravenous yearnings. But I do believe you will benefit from becoming better acquainted with them. You could develop a more honest relationship, which would ultimately make them more trustworthy. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): Don’t tape your thumbs to your hands and stalk around pretending to be a dinosaur. Don’t use a felt-tip marker to draw corporate logos on your face to show everyone what brands of consumer goods you love. To be clear: I would love you to be extravagantly creative. I hope you will use your imagination in novel ways as you have fun playing with experimental scenarios. But please exercise a modicum of discernment as you wander way outside the box. Be at least 20 per cent practical. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20): “Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic,” says the poet Marty McConnell. That’s good advice, Pisces — not just in regards to your intimate relationships, but about all your other alliances, too. If you’re seeking a friend or consultant or business partner or jogging companion or new pet, show a preference for those creatures who look at you like maybe you are magic. You always need to be appreciated for the sweet mystery and catalytic mojo you bring to your partnerships, but you especially need that acknowledgment now.

Movie Review: Cult hero sinks lower THE ART OF THE STEAL

Starring Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Jay Baruchel Directed by Jonathan Sobol Fresh out of prison, getaway-driver-turned-sideshow-stuntman Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell) sits atop a ramp, preparing to defy death for the umpteenth time. In this moment, he recognizes precisely what appeal he holds for the bloodthirsty audience: They’ve seen him succeed before. Now they’re hoping to watch him crash and burn. This serves as the most striking scene in Jonathan Sobol’s slapdash caper comedy, largely due to its potent subtext. Having seemingly been liberated from career limbo by Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof in 2007, Russell has since discovered that he’s been condemned to toiling in knockoffs

like this. There’ll never be another Big Trouble in Little China for the cult action hero. But, there’ll always be a paycheque waiting if he’s willing to sully his reputation. The specifics of the film prove a little too elaborate and not intriguing enough to recap. In short, it involves Crunch and his cohorts, including his duplicitous brother (Matt Dillon) and fawning protege (Jay Baruchel) playing a convoluted shell game with a stolen piece of art. “Action defines character,” goes the old screenwriting adage. Here, an early high-speed/zeroreward motorcycle chase through a subway train is indicative of the ineffective scripting that’s to follow. By the time it’s lecturing us on the importance of trust, The Art of the Steal has long since since exhausted any faith we may’ve placed in it. — Curtis Woloschuk

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PETS

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356

JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins.

477

SIAMESE X kittens beautiful Flame Point $100/ea. 2 Tabby Kittens $35/ea. family raised 604-794-5972

GARDENING

ALWAYS! GUTTER Cleaning & Roof Blowing, Moss Control,30 yrs exp., Reliable! Simon 604-230-0627

DRYWALL

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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

THREE STAR DRYWALL LTD Boarding, Taping, & texture. Small jobs welcome! Kam 604-551-8047

260

MOVING & STORAGE

PETS

2guyswithatruck.ca Moving & Storage Visa OK. 604-628-7136

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $180 or Well Rotted 10 yds - $200. 604-856-8877

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 257

320

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

BAJ EXCAVATING DEMO, Sewer, storm, drainage, remove concrete & blacktop, old house drainage. Call 604-779-7816.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Residental & Commercial Service

Starting from

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AUTO FINANCING

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851

TRUCKS & VANS

VEHICLE Auction - Sept 21 @ 10:30 am- 60 Cars, Trucks, SUV’s, RVs - www.allcityauctioneers.com

MARINE 912

BOATS

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ISMAILI100% WALK BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective September 19 to September 25, 2013. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department

Meat Department

assorted varieties

+12 or +16

4.99

SAVE

34%

Kicking Horse Organic Fair Trade Coffee

21.99

from

500g product of New Zealand

25%

31% 10.99

39%

454g • product of Canada

Luc Bergeron Organic Maple Syrup Jug

Crofter's Organic Premium Fruit Spreads

SAVE from

11%

383ml • product of Canada

O’Doughs Frozen Glulten-Free Loafs

Vij’s Frozen Indian Meals

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

from

24%

Echoclean All Purpose Cleaners

30%

from

40%

SAVE

700-950ml product of Canada

from

30%

assorted varieties

3/4.98

product of USA

1.29/100g

Tiger Tiger Sauces

assorted varieties

420g product of Thailand

reg 2.49

Bakery Department

from

4.69

PRICING

bags or bins

20% off regular retail price

Health Care Department Omega Nutrition Organic Essential Balance® 3-6-9

12.99

3.99

2/5.00 145-340g product of USA

600g

Banana Chocolate Chip or Hearty Bran Raisin Muffins

Vega One Nutritional Powder Shake

54.99

mini or regular

WOW!

PRICING

827-876g

Made from natural, plant-based, whole food ingredients, vega one nutritional shake is a convenient, all-in-one supplement.

1.00

off regular retail price package of 6

Progressive Vitamin C Complex Adult Formula

Rice Bakery Sourdough Rice or Rice Foccacia Bread or Cheddar and Herb Rice Buns

4.99

355ml

Essential Balance® 3-6-9 is a specially formulated blend of organic oils that provides a balance of polyunsaturated fats in the "one to one" ratio of omega-3 to omega-6.

reg 4.99

from

2/1.98

product of Canada

Bulk Department

Sourdough Multiseed Bread

300g product of Canada

50g

Life Choices Organic Macaroni & Cheese

4/9.00

2.99

assorted varieties 30g

Grimm’s Black Forest or Honey Hams

product of Canada

Asian Home Gourmet Sauce Paste or Soup Mix

WOW!

Organic Thompson Raisins

assorted varieties

2/5.00

Nonuttin Granola Bars

4/5.00

regular retail price reg 5.29

Casbah Vegetarian Prepared Mixes

assorted varieties

SAVE

off

from

SAVE

4.99

400-700g product of Canada

B.C. Grown

1.00/100g

5 pack product of USA

Astro Yogurt

36% 2/7.00

from

Long English Cucumbers

assorted varieties, assorted sizes

strawberry or raspberry

SAVE

4.99

from

29%

2/3.00

product of Canada

PRICING

Swiss Cheese Emmental Regular or Organic, Gruyere Regular or Organic, Cave Aged Gruyere, Raclette or Appenzeller

from

SAVE

PRICING

WOW!

Deli Department

assorted varieties

500ml product of Canada

SAVE

140-270g product of Canada

Atkins Bars

10.99

30%

4.99lb/ 11.00kg

2/6.00

SAVE

4.98

2L pkg product of Canada

WOW!

Organic Rainbow Chard from Myers Organic Farm in Abbotsford, BC

value pack

assorted varieties

from

SAVE

Spring Creek Lean Ground Beef

Leclerc Brand Cookies or Bars Celebration, Praeventia or Go Pure

assorted varieties

SAVE

4.99lb/ 11.00kg

from

SAVE

500g product of UK

Organic Sweet White Seedless Himrod Grapes from Covert Farm in Oliver, BC

Whole Organic Chickens

Wedderspoon Manuka Honey

Jordan’s Cereal

Produce Department

1.00 off regular

23.99

120 vegetable capsules

The use of multiple vitamin C sources greatly increases the overall efficacy and harmony of this product, as each component contributes its own unique nutritional properties.

retail price

170-216g • product of Canada

WOW!

Ismaili Walk for YWCA Cause We Care House

PRICING

Sunday, September 22, 2013 Join us for the 2013 Ismaili Walk at Lumbermen’s Arch, Stanley Park. The Ismaili Walk is a non-competitive, family-friendly 5 kilometre walk around the Stanley Park Seawall. With live music, delicious food and festive atmosphere, the Ismaili Walk has become one of the city’s most visible events. To learn more about the Ismaili Walk and the YWCA Cause We Care House please visit www.ismailiwalk.org. 2010 - 2013 Awards. Your loyalty has helped Choices achieve these awards. Thank you!

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2010-2012

www.choicesmarkets.com Kitsilano 2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

Cambie

Kerrisdale

Yaletown

Rice Bakery

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

South Surrey 3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Burnaby Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna

Floral Shop

1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864

2615 W. 16th Vancouver 603-736-7522

September 19, 2013