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Buying butter in Chinatown

I live in Chinatown and I have yet to discover this...does anyone know if any of the stores in Chinatown sell butter?? I've checked several over the years and can never find it...maybe you know?

Aug. 3rd, 2014

Is there any place to get a flat tire fixed on a Sunday? I already know if it's not done today it won't be done tomorrow either...

And, sidenote - where do people usually go here anyway? I don't suppose Vancouver has anything like the American Les Schwab chain where they fix flats for free do they?

Motorcycle restoration

Is there any place in Vancouver that can restore bikes like they do on that show American Restoration?

Freeganism/Extreme Couponers

Hi all!

I'm looking to connect with someone (or an entire family) in the Greater Vancouver area who lives by the "Freegan" lifestyle, but with a bit of a twist... I'd like to speak with people who attempt not to spend ANY money. So a combo of freeganism, couponing, bartering, etc.

If you know of anyone who fits this description, I'd hugely appreciate being pointed in their direction!

Just doing a bit of research for a potential article. Cheers!

Moving companies

I am moving next month and because I a) like my friends and b) have 14 bookcases worth of books, I'm looking for a moving company.  Anyone have any recommendations for or against a given moving company?

Seattle Hotels

I figure a lot of Vancouver peeps are somewhat familiar Seattle, so does anyone have any hotel recommendations for Downtown Seattle?

(I searched the memories but the Seattle posts were mostly about how to take the train/bus from Vancouver to Seattle)

I'm thinking about taking the ferry from Victoria to Seattle, and staying about 3 nights. Looking for recommendations for Downtown Seattle, close to attractions/shopping (as I'll be walking or taking transit). Mid-range budget, but my #1 priority is CLEAN. The Clipper offers ferry & hotel packages, but just thought I'd see if there are better hotels/deals than what's offered from Clipper.

Thanks

Also feel free to add in recommendations for things to do/see/eat :)
I've lived in my apartment in Kitsilano for nine years. A few years ago, people noticed a bad smell in the middle of the building, but nothing, as far as I could see, was done about it. A month ago, the building was sold, and the new owner started renovations. She got a building inspector down, and they started to search out the reason for the smell. It appears there is some kind of drainage leak, and there may be some contaminated water under the floor in my apartment.

Yesterday, the property manager told me that on Monday, people will be entering my apartment to cut holes in the floor. If they find a drainage issue under my floor I will have to move out. Permanently. She said she'd already given notice to the man in the apartment next to me, to move out. I stress, not to move out temporarily while they fix the problem, but permanently. If they find the same problem with my suite, I'll have to move out at the end of July. When I asked how I could possibly do this -- pack and find a new home and move, all by the end of July -- she told me that was my problem, not hers.

I've done some research at the Vancouver Rentals board site, and I don't think this is legal, but the apartment manager here has told me they can use the excuse of a 'frustrated contract', because of needed emergency repairs. However, if they're not going to do the repairs until August, how is it such an immediate emergency? Also, I don't understand why I can't just move out temporarily, and then move back in. I've tried talking to both managers about this, and gotten no clear answer.

Has anyone here any experience with such a situation? I was going to post at the Vancouver Rental LJ, but it doesn't appear to be active, and this LJ is.

Thanks. I'd be grateful for any kind of data that might help me if it does turn out they insist on me moving out by the end of July.

where to live

Hello, I want to ask you, where is a good place to live in Vancouver for a young family immigrated from European country with 2000 - 3000 $ salary? Thank you and sorry for written mistakes. I'm still learning english.

Where to buy small mirror?

I'm talking about a small round mirror about the size of a coin, sort of like a dental mirror.

dry cleaner

Can anyone recommend a good dry cleaner nearish (by transit only) to Commercial and Broadway? I've heard the one in the mall on Main near 13th is good. I'm thinking of trying that one or maybe Busy Bee on Commercial Drive. Does any one have any experiences with either of these places or any other dry cleaners in or near my neighbourhood?

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