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No jail for Whistler sled dog killer Crown agrees to probation, community service and $5K fine Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

A man who sparked international outrage by shooting dozens of Whistler sled dogs in a mass cull in 2010 will not go to jail.

Crown prosecutor Nicole Gregoire told North Vancouver provincial court Judge Steven Merrick on Thursday jail wasn’t needed for Robert Fawcett, a former employee of the sled dog tour company Outdoor Adventures, noting he has already become a pariah, suffered intense media scrutiny and feels extreme remorse for his actions. Instead, Gregoire asked for three years probation, combined with 200 hours of community work service and a $5,000 fine. Animal rights advocates sobbed and gasped in a packed North Vancouver courtroom Thursday morning as a Crown prosecutor described in graphic detail how about 50 Whistler sled dogs were killed. Fawcett was sentenced after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary pain and suffering to nine of the dogs that were culled in a two-day period after a slump in the business following the 2010 Whistler Olympics. The case set off an international media firestorm when details of the case became public after Fawcett filed a claim with WorkSafe BC for post-traumatic stress disorder connected to the dog cull. Fawcett later told another employee of the tour company, “‘Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong,’” said Gregoire. Reading from an agreed statement of facts, Gregoire outlined how Fawcett euthanized the dogs by shooting them with a .22 rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun, after he felt he had run out of options to either find them homes or continue to care for them. Fawcett decided to use a gun to kill the dogs after a veterinarian refused to euthanize that many dogs. Fawcett later said he never imagined the scene would be as “horrific” as it was. In court, Gregoire described graphic details of the dog cull, including Fawcett chasing panicked dogs and wrestling them to the ground, dogs biting him and See Gory page 3

NV trucker faces lengthy sentence for drug running

Brent Richter brichter@nsnews.com

A North Vancouver man with connections to the Hells Angels will face at least 10 years in prison for his role in smuggling drugs between Canada and the United States.

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ANIMAL rights protesters, some with dogs, were waiting outside the North Vancouver provincial courthouse Thursday morning for sled dog killer Robert Fawcett to appear for sentencing.

James Postlethwaite, 60, was convicted in a Washington state courtroom last week of conspiracy to distribute marijuana — a charge that carries a minimum 10-year sentence because of the large amount of drugs being transported. The group Postlethwaite was accused for working with was bringing in as much 450 to 900 kilograms of marijuana every month and returning to Canada with 100 to 200 kilograms of cocaine, according to a press release from U.S. attorney Jenny Durkan. Postlethwaite made as many as 95 trips carrying hundreds of pounds of drugs See more page 5

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Gory details of 9 dogs’ deaths rile observers From page 1

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CITY of North Vancouver firefighters Laine Nelson and Jeremy Broderick string lights at Park & Tilford Gardens in readiness for Nov. 30 when Mayor Darrell Mussatto will officially launch the shopping mall’s Christmas season. Entry to the gardens, which offers live entertainment every Friday till Dec. 28 is by donation with proceeds supporting the city and district firefighters’ charitable societies.

Police seek Victim Services volunteers Brent Richter brichter@nsnews.com

THE West Vancouver Police Department is looking for volunteers to provide the all-important human contact for victims in the wake of crime and trauma. The Victims Services unit and police are hosting an information session on Thursday Nov. 29 to orient potential new volunteers to the program and its responsibilities. “We’re available 24/7 for police and emergency responders,” said Bunny Brown, Victim Services program manager. “If there’s an incident where someone is experiencing any type of trauma, we’re there to respond and provide emotional support and practical information at the time,” she said. “Oftentimes, when someone is going through a particular trauma, they sometimes aren’t thinking clearly about what needs to be done.” Most commonly, volunteers are asked to assist police when notifying the next of kin in cases of sudden death. “It’s being able to help someone get through what in a lot of cases is the most difficult time in their life . . . but oftentimes, it’s just that immediate support that they need.” Volunteers accepted to the program will be provided with 60 hours of classroom and practical training in the new year. Victim Services is in particular need of volunteers who can speak Mandarin and Korean, Brown said. The information session runs Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Vancouver Police Department. For more information, email Brown at bunnybrown@wvpd.ca.

Real housewife of WV receives threats by text

Jody Claman hires bodyguard James Weldon jweldon@nsnews.com

ONE of West Vancouver’s real housewives has reportedly hired a bodyguard after she received a series of venomous text messages last month. Jody Claman, owner of the Glass House clothing store in Ambleside and a star of the Real Housewives of Vancouver reality series, received the rambling, typo-riddled threats in the second week of October from a sender who referred to herself as a “very close friend” of castmate and onscreen rival Mary Zilba. “Do some research on my past no one talks to my friends this way. Your done!” the person wrote in part, according to a transcript supplied by Claman’s lawyer. “Enjoy you deserve everything coming your way lolol Sweetie crack heads have nothing to lose and can’t wait to meet you . . . Good luck you couldn’t keep that trap of yours shut.” The writer went on to say she

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would encounter Claman in the near future, and appeared to imply Claman could get hurt in retribution for something she had said or done to Zilba during a recent shoot for the show’s second season. “Don’t worry soon sweetie very soon. . . Oh btw Its terrible what u hear on the news these days about plastic covered ball pin hammers mutilated humans who would do such a thing. . Tying people up beating them then dropping their carnage off at the hosp.. Wow, I’d hate to be involved in any of that. . What is the world coming to.” The writer later chided Claman for reporting the texts to producers, and warned her to stay away from Zilba.

“If you so much as say 1 thing to mary tomorrow you will regret it I promise,” she wrote. “The only thing you say to her is sorry for being such a disgusting disrespectful disgrace of a human being.” “My client was afraid for her personal safety,” said Claman’s lawyer, Brian MacKay. “These are the only credible threats,” she has received in relation to the show, he added. Claman reported the incident to the WVPD and hired a bodyguard, said MacKay. The force investigated, and the sender was reportedly identified as a “passing acquaintance” of Claman’s, he said. “The producer did talk to the person, who admitted she had sent the text messages and . . . said she shouldn’t have,” said MacKay. “I am informed by the West Vancouver police that unless there are further incidents, they will leave the (file) as is.” Claman could not immediately be reached for comment. A spokeswoman for the WVPD said they would not speak to the file for privacy reasons. The Canadian spinoff of the popular American Real Housewives series first aired in April this year. Production began for a second season over the summer.

several dogs that did not die after being shot the first time but suffered terrible, painful wounds. In those cases, experts who later examined the dogs’ bodies concluded nine of them had remained alive until Fawcett either shot them again, or in one case used a knife to slice a dog’s throat because he had no bullets left, said Gregoire. Experts concluded one dog probably lived as long as 20 minutes before succumbing to its injuries. As the details of how the nine dogs had suffered were read aloud, one woman shouted at Fawcett from the public gallery, “You could have stopped anytime,” prompting a warning from the judge. Later, outside the courtroom, Jan Carroll described Fawcett’s actions as “intolerable.” In court, however, Gregoire stressed Fawcett was being sentenced for causing nine dogs to suffer — “Not 100. Not 300.” Shooting the other sled dogs was a “lawful business decision . . . whether the public or the court likes it or not,” she said. In court Thursday, Gregoire described the dire financial situation of the sled dog company and its inability to care for its large pack of sled dogs leading up to the cull. The animal cruelty head of the SPCA later told investigators “It would have acted if it had known the dogs were going to be slaughtered,” said Gregoire. But defence lawyer Greg Diamond told Merrick that Fawcett knew the SPCA would not be able to adopt the dogs. He eventually agreed to shoot them himself because “he felt he could do it compassionately. He didn’t want that burden placed on anyone else,” said Diamond. “He clearly failed to recognize the potential for things going horribly wrong.” Since the cull, Diamond said Fawcett has suffered nightmares and flashbacks. Fawcett’s family has also been subject to “horrible, graphic death threats” and had to go into hiding for their own safety, said Diamond. Diamond said Fawcett has been treated for being suicidal and still has “dark and fearful times.” On Thursday, someone in the court hallway called him a “murderer,” said Diamond. “He already feels like a murderer,” said the lawyer. Diamond said Fawcett has told him “I will never stop feeling guilty” for the suffering experienced by the dogs that day, adding, “A part of me died with those dogs.”

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FIRE raced through a home under renovation in British Properties Sunday, drawing 30 or more firefighters from three services and stubbornly resisting efforts to extinguish it for more than two hours.

A worker involved in the refurbishment of the woodframe house near the corner of Craigmohr Drive and Kildonan Road saw flames erupt on the property at about 9:40 a.m. and called 9-1-1. By the time NEWS photo Cindy Goodman the first crew arrived at the site, which is right at the upper THIS British Properties Home near the corner of Craigmohr Drive and Kildonan limit of the community, flames Road was unoccupied and under renovation when gutted by fire Sunday. and thick smoke were pouring but it was not clear whether it was a teardown, according to from the structure. West Vancouver firefighters called for backup from North firefighters. “Everything in the house is pretty much ruined, (but) I’ve seen Vancouver, and soon crews from across the community were battling the blaze and hosing down neighbouring buildings in an insurance companies do amazing things,” said West Vancouver effort to prevent its spread. As the fire started to eat at the home’s assistant fire chief Martin Ernst. No one was injured in the incident, he said; the house was supports, firefighters were forced to retreat and continue to spray unfurnished and unoccupied at the time. it using water cannons mounted on the trucks. Investigators were still on scene Monday, and by Tuesday had The fire was under control by about noon, but firefighters not yet established a cause. Their efforts had been hampered in part stayed on site for 48 hours dealing with hot spots. The 1960s-era home was gutted, some of the roof was gone, by concerns about the integrity of the structure, Ernst noted. West Vancouver police do not consider the fire suspicious. and a portion of the structure appeared to be at risk of collapse,

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HE Ministry of Children and Family Development said Wednesday, “The B.C. child poverty rate is at its second-lowest level since 1980.” That sounds excellent, doesn’t it? But consider also the information First Call B.C. released not long before the ministry “fact sheet” hit the wire: that B.C.’s child poverty rate is the second highest in Canada. First Call went on to point out that this province had the highest childpoverty rates in all of Canada for the previous eight years. While it’s always fun to watch how government communications professionals can spin bad news into good, the truth is there is some wiggle room in the figures presented by First Call, a child advocacy coalition representing more than 100 B.C.

organizations and communities. Its figures are based on the latest Statistics Canada figures, but they apply to 2010 and therefore do not take into account the increase in the minimum wage to $10.25 per hour in B.C., an increase to some disability payments and new earnings exemptions for those on welfare. The numbers are also pre-tax. So, the B.C. Liberal government could well conclude that this province’s child poverty rate figures are less alarming than First Call is suggesting. But the fact is that a comparatively prosperous province like B.C. has recorded such shameful figures for close to a decade. The time is past due for Premier Christy Clark to consider an addendum to her Families First agenda that puts children first.

Wrong time, wrong place for WV gallery

CHRISTMAS is coming, the goose is getting fat, so I’d hate to disappoint Constant Reader by being hoho-ho in favour of something.

I stand by my proud record of rejection, most famously of the entire 20th century. (The 21st isn’t looking so hot either.) Turning to Greater Tiddlycove, a.k.a. West Vancouver, I’m foursquare opposed to the pitch for an art gallery. At Ambleside Beach. Or anywhere. Or for any unnecessary bauble that will stick it to taxpayers. We can’t afford it. We — the entire Western world, the eastern world too, even Tiddlycove — are hurtling toward bankruptcy. Haven’t you read the papers? Or heard Michael Campbell’s dystopian predictions on CKNW? Maybe not. Simple, trusting souls hold to a kind of implacable disbelief in financial talk. Too

This Just In

Trevor Lautens complicated. Boring. Even more, suspect. The fiscal cliff, sovereign debt, that’s just the governments, the banks and finance-page columnists jawing. Way above most people’s heads. Let the good times roll — back, back to where they were. Painlessly. But that subject will wait for another day. Here and now, this is no time — if ever — to build an art gallery in West Van. “A giant milestone for us,” Merla Beckerman said of the council’s supportive vote. No. A giant millstone.

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Around paragraph 93 of the news report, the ugly — nay, philistinic — matter of money was gently raised. There isn’t any. There is only hope: That donations and grants will pay the “estimated” $25 million construction costs. Don’t eat that, Elmer, as we used to say. In its earliest days, our glossy 21st Street community centre was estimated to cost $6 million. Completed, after blunders and delays, the final bill was north of $40 million, and it sucked town hall’s savings account dry. Then there are operating costs for the proposed threestory, 28,000-square-foot building. Brent Leigh, deputy chief administrative officer, projects “private funding models” with “minimal district (i.e., taxpayer) support to pay those bills.” A 12-month-a-year Santa Claus. May I interrupt? I am not indifferent to art. Last month I bought three paintings, and about 10 in the last year or so, most by West Van and Bowen

Island artists, including three by the under-recognized late Pam Scott, of Dundarave. One is by Tom Roberts, described as a member of the Group of Eight, if only there had been eight. Of course I’ve been to the usual galleries. The Uffizi in Milan. The Tate. The Jeu de Paume in Paris and the predictable Louvre. The Guggenheim. The Art Institute of Chicago. The Buffalo. The Toronto. The Honolulu . . . never mind. But those are trifles. I claim no expertise. In art, or anything. Only some familiarity with the art of spending other people’s money, i.e. taxpayers’, and the many petitioners of governments for their particular cause. The arts know no peer in this regard. OK, wouldn’t want to hurt the feelings of grasping sports team owners demanding free arenas or stadiums from grovelling city councils. Back to West Van’s proposed art edifice. Build it, and who will come? That is — come more than once or

twice a year? Because art galleries are like poker: You have to keep shuffling the deck. The enthusiasts are relatively few, and they won’t pay an eye-blinking entrance fee, like the Vancouver Art Gallery’s, unless the displays are vigorously changed. The VAG is a compelling example. The lobbyists for a new gallery in an inferior venue — the VAG enjoys a majestic building and a centre-of-town location that other galleries would drink linseed oil for — plead lack of wall space, that 9,500-odd paintings are stored unseen in its vaults. Of which, I’d guess, 9,000 are so-so, not especially worth seeing. Galleries, desperate for funds, count on imported shows of international drawing power to stay alive — something like restaurants sustained by Saturday nights and retailers praying for a good Christmas. Such VAG-level shows must appeal to those (like me) with marginal interest in and knowledge of art — who

have to be told, expensively and often, that a five-month display of 16th-century Volcanovian church art, or le dernier cri from Paris, is an absolute must-see. An art gallery in our little town, pop. 44,000, would be nowhere in that league, of course. No misunderstanding: Advocates like Ruth Payne, the widely experienced Merla Beckerman, Darrin Morrison and Michael Evison are good people in a nice cause. But I’d say wrong time — and wrong place. Town hall will clear the last few (and valuable, for night-time safety alone) beachfront houses on Ambleside Beach, while plonking down a view-limiting three-storey building on a parking lot, with drivers already screaming for space? Spare us. ••• So it wasn’t a misprint: The B.C. Property Assessment Appeal Board really did reduce the value of B.C. Ferries’ Horseshoe Bay terminal from $47.9 million to $20. I’ll take 10 of them. rtlautens@gmail.com

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NDP can learn from history

A new book on a pivotal time in B.C. history is an excellent guide for how a government can ensure it won’t survive, no matter how good its intentions.

Even though the book is about the NDP government of the 1970s, one assumes current NDP leader Adrian Dix realizes it contains lessons he won’t want to repeat if he forms government next spring. The book — The Art of the Impossible: Dave Barrett and the NDP in Power 19721975 — paints a picture of a government on a frantic rollercoaster ride, eager to fulfill ambitions that had lingered for decades and wanting to do so as quickly as possible. The authors, Rod Mickleburgh and Geoff Meggs, provide a sympathetic account of Barrett’s wild ride. While mindful of the historic legacy of his government, they don’t sugarcoat the sense of near-chaos, poor planning and lack of strategy that ultimately doomed Barrett’s administration. There’s no question the NDP government of the 1970s established a rich and enduring legacy of landmark legislation that changed B.C. for the better in so many areas of society. The list is a long one: protection of agricultural land, a modern and

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fair labour code, a provincial ambulance service, public auto insurance, community colleges, a legislature question period, neighbourhood pubs, and Pharmacare. The NDP also banned the strap in schools and abolished pay toilets. In all, they passed more than 350 bills in three years at a breathtaking average rate of two bills a week. But in their rush to do so much, they made many missteps. The Barrett government picked fights everywhere, including with their own supporters, many of whom were blind to the realities of government and what it took to get re-elected. Barrett also contributed in a great way to the polarization of B.C. politics, which ultimately worked against him and the NDP in the years following. After his defeat in 1975, Barrett fought two more elections

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the political arena. Back then, forestry was the dominant industry in this province and even talk of work stoppages in it were huge events. Union leaders like Jack Munro and Art Gruntman wielded considerable political power. Today, the industry has suffered thousands of job losses and simply doesn’t have the financial or political clout that played such a prominent role during Barrett’s time. Neither Dix nor Clark shows any signs of emulating Barrett’s approach to governing. Dix keeps stressing he has a “modest” agenda for government, and has repeatedly said he doesn’t intend to bring in a lot of legislation should he gain power. As for Clark, she seems genuinely disinterested (if not contemptuous) of the legislature and the legislated process itself. But given Barrett’s penchant for polarizing the electorate, it’s interesting that it’s not the current NDP leader who seeks to do that. Dix is trying to turn down the temperature and play less partisan politics. But Clark is the one trying to polarize everything, to make the choice next May a stark one between left and right with nothing in the middle. It is Clark who is behaving more like Barrett. Such are the ironies of B.C. politics! Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca

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W. Van council grants variances Jeremy Shepherd jshepherd@nsnews.com

TWO properties on the north end of Citrus Wynd in West Vancouver were granted permits Monday allowing for three-storey buildings along with a basement and a garage to be built on each lot. The project is one of several variance issues to come before council in recent months. “Shouldn’t we amend bylaws so this stuff doesn’t take up so much of council’s time?” asked Coun. Craig Cameron. Coun. Bill Soprovich, who cast the lone vote against granting the variance, said the basement should be included when calculating the total floor area ratio (FAR), which measures the total floor space against the size of the lot. Each building’s area will be approximately 464 square metres, not including the basement or garage. Both buildings will also have the opportunity to exceed the district-mandated building heights by one storey. The taller of the two homes could measure 12.2 metres, requiring a variance permit of 4.58 metres. Because tall trees isolate the lots within a low-density area, district staff recommended granting the permits. Construction is expected to include blasting to make room for a swimming pool, prompting Coun. Michael Lewis to suggest any rock taken out of the area be utilized for foreshore maintenance. A similar permit with several variances was issued to the properties in 2002, but expired before construction took place. In the District of North Vancouver, the basement is not included in the FAR if the first floor is fewer than four feet above grade level. Basements are included in FAR as calculated by the City of North Vancouver. Cellars at least five feet below the average grade level around the house can be excluded from the city’s measurements.

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THE B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a decision that ruled scrapping early parole for people who have already been sentenced was a violation of their rights. A panel of three appeal court justices agreed with a North Vancouver weapons dealer and two other inmates that a Conservative law abolishing early parole amounted to additional punishment after sentencing and shouldn’t be allowed. At the time he launched his constitutional challenge to the law, Christopher John Whaling, 42, was serving a sentence at the minimum security Ferndale Institution, after being convicted of three gun offences in September 2010. Whaling, who used to be a verifier for the Canadian Firearms Registry, was nabbed five years ago as part of a police investigation into a large-scale gun-trafficking ring in the Lower Mainland. When police searched Whaling’s North Vancouver home on East Keith Road under warrant, they found a large quantity of unregistered firearms, including two 45-calibre handguns — one of which was loaded — and a MAC-10 automatic pistol, as well as machine guns in various stages of completion. He also had a gun similar to an AK-47 that he had converted into a fully automatic weapon and stashed in a box in the woods near Squamish. In September 2010, Whaling was sentenced

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Executive director Alana Abramson and program manager Teresa Canning Members of the North Shore Restorative Justice Society held their annual fundraising gala at the Holiday Inn in North Vancouver Oct. 26. More than 100 guests were in attendance to celebrate the society’s 15th anniversary. Guest speakers, a silent auction and 50/50 draw were among the festivities. Funds raised will support the society, a non-profit group that advocates and supports restorative responses to crime and conflict. The society’s Restorative Response Program has been providing an effective alternative to the court system since 1997. Info: nsrj.ca.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to ARTS & CULTURE

Producer Peter Harvey returns home with entry in Whistler Film Festival: Page 20 Documentary explores the idea of north: Page 22 European Union Film Festival kicks off at Pacific Cinémathèque: Page 23

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■ Kelly Joe Phelps performs at Capilano University’s NSCU Centre for the Performing Arts, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at 8 p.m. as part of the Global Roots series. Tickets $30/$27.

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Standing on that cross, the bluesman sold his soul to the devil, walking away with an ability to play guitar like no one before him. Ever since the story of Tommy Johnson’s deal with the dark prince, the blues and Christianity have shared an uneasy relationship. Blues songs have often been about rebellion and lament, the hellhounds on your trail or the devil who’s got your woman. On first listen, Kelly Joe Phelps’ latest album, Brother Sinner and the Whale, is part of that tradition, soaked in whiskey and seasoned with sadness. But then the lyrics come in. “Why do I choose to suffer when I can live with God?” Phelps sings. There’s no mojo hand or backdoor man in these tunes, instead, Phelps has crafted songs about salvation and glory, each one connected to a different bible passage. “Christianity was a big part of my childhood years. I’ve done the fairly common thing over the course of time of kind of drifting in and out of it,” Phelps says, speaking slowly and in low tones. The album is spare and personal, recorded in three days at the Henhouse Studio in Vancouver with no background singers to soften his vocals and no accompanist to

round out the sound of his slide guitar. “It’s just me and the guitars. If I’m doing my job well then it’s going to go quickly and smoothly,” he says. “I always record the guitar and the voice at the same time. We might end up recording three or four versions of the same song, but we’ve still only spent a half an hour.” Phelps’ fingers move nimbly between the frets of his guitar, displaying a versatility that suggests he could play jazz if he wanted, but his voice sounds like it was designed as a blues instrument. His singing is understated and his mouth never opens wide. The album was produced by singer/songwriter Steve Dawson, who suggested Phelps record a solo album. “He knows me as a person and he knows my music,” Phelps says of Dawson. With an encyclopedic musical knowledge, particularly when it comes to blues, the two musicians deal in a shorthand, making their points with obscure musical reference points. “That’s another part of the thread that weaves us together,” Phelps says. “We always know what the other is talking about.” On “Down to the Praying Ground” Phelps vows to live for God, singing, “Lord have mercy, lord forgive me.” Forgiveness is the common thread throughout the album, something Phelps says was a conscious decision. In reading the works of the monks and hermits who chronicled their own struggles with faith in the solitude of the desert many centuries ago, Phelps was struck by the intimate relationship between forgiveness and salvation. See Religious page 39

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PUNCH Brothers perform tracks from their new Nonesuch Recording Who’s Feeling Young Now? at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. The New Yorker called the band’s progressive bluegrass “a mystical alchemy of old-time music and contemporary sensibilities.” For more information on the concert visit chancentre.com.

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CAPILANO University film studies grad Peter Harvey, born and raised in Whistler, produced Kate Melville’s debut feature, Picture Day, which will be in the running for the Borsos Award at this year’s Whistler Film Festival.

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Documentary explores the idea of north Julie Crawford Contributing Writer

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EOGHAN Mac Giolla Bhríde plays a soundman in Pat Collins’ Silence, Ireland’s submission in this year’s European Union Film Festival.

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PUBLIC MEETING WAIVED NOTICE is hereby given, under the provisions of the Local Government Act, that the Public Meeting concerning the following Development Variance Permit application has been WAIVED and it is the intention of the Council of the City of North Vancouver to consider issuance of DVP2012-00007 and DPA2012-00006 at the regular Council meeting to be held on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012 in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC. DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT NO. 2012-00007 JEFF AND BRENDA COKER have applied for a Development Variance Permit with respect to the property located at 862 Cumberland Crescent, legally described as Lot 5, Block 36, District Lot 552, Plan 3412, as indicated on the sketch. If issued, the variance will permit a 1,000 square foot single storey Level-B Accessory Coach House fronting West 19th Street, at the rear of the lot. The building height complies with the height envelope. DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 2012-00006 As part of the same application JEFF AND BRENDA COKER have applied for a Development Permit with respect to the property legally described above, located at 862 Cumberland Crescent. This Development Permit ensures the Level-B Accessory Coach House, described above, is constructed in compliance with the Level-B Accessory Coach House Development Permit Guidelines and all other applicable bylaws and guidelines of the City. APPLICANT: JEFF & BRENDA COKER The proposed Permits and any relevant background material may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from November 16, 2012. If you wish to view the material online please visit www.cnv.org/publichearings. Please direct inquiries to Mr. Christopher Wilkinson, Planner, at cwilkinson@cnv.org or at 604-990-4206. Written or electronic (email) submissions should be sent to the attention of the City Clerk at randerson@cnv.org or by mail to City Clerk, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9. Electronic submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2012.

PUBLIC HEARING WAIVED NOTICE is hereby given, under the provisions of the Local Government Act, that the Public Hearing concerning the following Zoning Text Amendment has been WAIVED and it is the intention of the Council of the City of North Vancouver to consider Bylaw No. 8272 at the regular Council meeting to be held on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012 in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC. ZONING BYLAW NO. 8272 BROOK POONI ASSOCIATES INC. have applied for a Zoning Text Amendment with respect to the property located at 949 West 3rd Street, legally described as Lot 9, Block X, District Lot 265, Plan 12454, as indicated on the sketch. This Bylaw will amend the existing Comprehensive Development 418 Zone to permit, within the definition of Accessory Retail Service Group 2, the retailing of art supplies and related services. The retailing of art supplies will be in conjunction with an industrial warehouse/distribution center. APPLICANT: BROOK POONI ASSOCIATES INC. The proposed Bylaw and any relevant background material may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from November 16, 2012. If you wish to view the material online please visit www.cnv.org/publichearings. Please direct inquiries to Ms. Barbara Westmacott, Planning Technician II, at bwestmacott@cnv.org or at 604-990-4216. Written or electronic (email) submissions should be sent to the attention of the City Clerk at randerson@cnv.org or by mail to City Clerk, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9. Electronic submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2012.

PUBLIC HEARING WAIVED NOTICE is hereby given, under the provisions of the Local Government Act, that the Public Hearing concerning the following Rezoning application has been WAIVED and it is the intention of Council of the City of North Vancouver to consider Bylaw No. 8267 at the regular Council meeting to be held on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012 in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. ZONING BYLAW NO. 8267 To amend “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700, Amendment Bylaw 2012, No. 8267” (Child Care Front Yard Fence Heights) to permit an increase to the maximum front yard fence height from four feet to five feet on any lot in a one-unit or two-unit residential zone when there is a child care use in order to facilitate outdoor play. APPLICANT: THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NORTH VANCOUVER The proposed Bylaw and relevant background material may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from November 16, 2012. If you wish to view the material online please go to www.cnv.org/publichearings. Please direct inquiries to Mr. Paul Penner, Community Planner, at ppenner@cnv.org or at 604-983-7381. Written or electronic (email) submissions should be sent to the attention of the City Clerk at randerson@cnv.org or by mail to City Clerk, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9. Electronic submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2012.

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Picture Day competing for Borsos award From page 20

World Ski and Snowboard Festival since he was a teenager and more recently at the Whistler Film Festival (WFF). This year, Harvey returns to the WFF, with the premiere of Picture Day, the debut feature from Canadian writer-director Kate Melville, which he produced. The road back home has been a long and productive one for the 28-year-old Harvey, who graduated from Whistler Secondary School in 2002 and soon after had to make the tough choice between his two childhood passions: filmmaking and hockey. Harvey was a successful junior hockey player, having played two years in the B.C. Interior when he was offered the chance to play for an American university. The offer came around the time he was accepted into Capilano University’s film program. “I realized I didn’t have a huge future with hockey and that film was where I wanted to go and was my passion, so I decided to jump on that,” he says. Having shot homemade films with his friends since his pre-teen days, Harvey’s first major recognition came when he was still in university, placing third in the 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown as part of the 2005 World Ski and Snowboard Festival. “As I was growing up, entering the 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown, I watched guys like Feet Banks and Chili Thom and those kind of guys make these films and it made me push the next year to make a better film,” he says. After graduating in 2007, another of Harvey’s works, Versus, helped to put him on the radar when it was selected as one of 10 shorts that would be featured at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Student Film Showcase. Harvey credits this time with helping him realize he needed to make the move to Toronto, where he met many of his current friends and mentors in the industry, in order to further his career. Just four months after his short debuted at Canada’s premiere film festival, Harvey packed his bags and headed for greener pastures in Ontario. “When I tell people I’m from Whistler, being out here in Ontario, everyone’s first reaction is ‘Why did you move?’ and I have to explain: for my industry and for what I do, I need to be here in Toronto,” he says. The move has paid dividends for Harvey, who has since served as production manager on a wide array of projects, eventually leading him to Melville and her refreshingly vibrant high school drama, Picture Day, which was chosen as one of eight WFF pictures vying for top honours in the Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature this year. While having his work appear at the fest is nothing new for Harvey — his aggressively local Growing Up Whistler short played at the WFF Closing Gala in 2009 — he’s honoured that Picture Day was not only added to the fest’s lineup, but is also up for its most coveted prize. “When, A: I heard it got accepted to the festival and, B: I heard it was in the Borsos Competition, I think I yelled and screamed for joy. It’s my hometown festival and to be in the Borsos Competition is one of the greatest honours, so I was pretty stoked on it,” he says. While he admits his dream job would be to “get paid to film snowboarding out of a helicopter every day of the year,” Harvey has worked extensively as a director and a producer — and likes it that way. “I consider myself a filmmaker. I don’t really like to say that I’m one thing or the other,” he says. “If I read the script and I fall in love with it and decide this is something that I need to tell and need to be a part of, I’m going to attach myself to the project in whatever role I can, whether it’s directing or producing. I’m going to find a role that best suits me for that project.” Besides producing Picture Day, a film Harvey called a “kind of rock and roll high school love triangle with a really good vibe,” he is working on several projects that should make him more familiar to Canadians across the country including a series about junior hockey

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PICTURE Day, screening at this year’s Whistler Film Festival, features rising star Tatiana Maslany as Claire Paxton, a teenage girl who has all the freedoms of adulthood but none of the responsibilities.

DIRECTOR Kate Melville working on the set of Picture Day. with Canadian producer Ben Murray, a film with Degrassi High alum Natty Zavitz called Talk Like a White Boy and writer-director (and former Green Power Ranger) Matt Sadowski-Austin’s The Next Morning. Whistler’s cinematic wunderkind grew up watching ski film pioneer Warren Miller’s downhill movies, and stole some of his words of wisdom for other local filmmakers looking to follow in Harvey’s footsteps: “When I talked to (Miller) about 10 years ago, his advice was to follow my dream and to get out there and shoot. He told me to shoot something every day; to write it, film it and edit it every day,” says Harvey. “This is somebody who’s been making ski films since 1949 so I thought I should listen to this guy, he’s obviously doing something right.” Picture Day will play in the Borsos competition at the Whistler Film Festival, which runs Nov. 28 to Dec. 2. Visit www. whistlerfilmfestival.com for more information. First screening is at the Whistler Conference Centre Screen B on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m.

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Leavitt documented trip with photos and sketches From page 22

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Elizabeth Leboe and Lenard Reid recently founded Jackets for Jasper: Heartwarming Down Jackets, a small company that sells lightweight jackets made in Nepal to support Nepali families. The couple’s goal is to put two Nepali children through school. They were inspired on a 2011 trip to the country where they developed a close bond with their trekking guide Kamal Adhikari. “You’re with someone night and day, trekking in these spectacular areas,” said Reid. “We got to know him extremely well.” After the expedition, they were invited to visit Adhikari’s family in a mountain village east of Kathmandu. There, they found their hosts to be warm and generous, in spite of them leading a very modest lifestyle. Adhikari and his wife live in a room the size of a kitchen with no running water. “The average wage is $100 a month, yet they will be the first ones to offer their food, their home, anything,” said Reid. Adhikari’s niece Resmi Nagarkoti, a charming fiveyear-old girl, is also from the village. Near the end of their visit, Leboe and Reid were asked to sponsor her so that she could get an education. After locating a private school that was equipped with a pool, gym, computer lab and, most importantly, excellent teachers, the pair agreed.

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NORTH Vancouver residents Lenard Reid and Elizabeth Leboe founded Jackets for Jasper, a small business through which they will sell down jackets made in Nepal to support Nepali families. The couple was inspired when they visited the nation last year. “The challenge in Nepal is there’s about a 66 per cent illiteracy amongst girls. Even if you attend public school there is a good chance you won’t actually be able to learn to read or write very well,” said Reid. “Everyone in the family knew they just needed to give an opportunity to these children to break the cycle of poverty.” When Leboe and Reid returned to Canada, Adhikari revealed that his wife was pregnant with their first-born — a boy that he later asked the couple to name. They settled on Jasper, a tribute to the Rocky Mountains, where they first met, and to Nepal’s See Coats page 29

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Rajan Dulal, a manufacturer working with Jackets for Jasper, sizes up material for the garments in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Great Stuff: Unique gifts by more than 40 local artisans, jewellers and craft artists will be on exhibit and for sale TuesdaysSundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. from Nov. 30 to Dec. 21 at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Late night shopping Fridays until 8 p.m. Opening reception: Friday, Nov. 30, 4-8 p.m. Info: ferrybuildinggallery.com. Thrifty chic: The Thrift Shop at Mount Seymour United Church (1200 Parkgate Ave., just off Mount Seymour Parkway) is open Thursdays, 28 p.m. North Shore Needle Arts Guild meets the second Thursday of the month and offers instruction in embroidery and beading at St. Martin’s Anglican Church hall in North Vancouver. Info: 604-9224032. — Compiled by Layne Christensen Fashion File is a weekly column. Priority is given to North Shore events and organizations. If your business or charity is planning an event, send your information as early as possible to lchristensen@ nsnews.com.

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mountainous climate. Knowing that Adhikari would likely have to leave the country to find work and support his family, they began brainstorming how they could help. “Rather that writing a cheque, was there any way we could work together where we get him involved in actively helping out his child and his niece?” they asked each other. The couple decided on Jackets for Jasper, recalling that every other shop in Nepal carries high quality GoreTex and down jackets that are suitable for climbing Mount Everest. Adhikari teamed up with a local manufacturer and recently sent over the first batch of jackets. Made with 100 per cent goose down, they are water-resistant

and ideal for cold, damp days in the city. Colours include black, teal and magenta; some are plain while others are embroidered. Currently, only adult sizes are available. The couple will be receiving more jackets soon and they’re hoping residents on the North Shore will consider grabbing one, especially because at $85-$95 they are 50 per cent less expensive than the competition. Reid said some businesses have even opted to buy the jackets and distribute them to those in need — a holiday donation that’s effectively doubled. “They get to see their donations on the backs of people who actually need them.” Those who are interested in purchasing jackets can go to jacketsforjasper.com. The company will be hosting open houses so that customers can see the garments first hand.

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Chad Brownlee stickhandles new career

Country star at one time was top Canucks hockey prospect ■ Chad Brownlee on Boys of Fall Tour with Dallas Smith, Commodore Ballroom, Nov. 29.

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THE decision to walk away from pro hockey wasn’t an easy one, but for former NHL draft pick and country musician Chad Brownlee it was the right one. “The NHL was first and foremost on my mind like a lot of Canadian hockey players growing up,” he says. After only a few years in the music industry, the Kelowna B.C., native is on the path to becoming a Canadian country music star. On Nov. 29, Brownlee will be performing in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver as part of his Boys of Fall Tour with Dallas Smith. “I am extremely excited. It’s going to be a hometown show for Dallas and I; being CHAD Brownlee performs at the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday, Nov. 29 on that we are both from B.C.,” Canada Boys of Fall Tour. For more information visit chadbrownlee.com. Brownlee says. nominated for best album at the BCCMA’s. He was also The month-long tour includes stops in Calgary, Edmonton, nominated for a CCMA, Male Artist of the Year earlier this year. Hamilton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Grand Prairie, Alta., Brownlee says there were plenty of things that inspired him Tweed, Ont., Portage La Prairie, Man., and Kamloops, B.C. to create Love Me or Leave Me. “It’s all been really positive,” he says. “I am fortunate to be “In one song I wrote about my grandfather who passed doing what I am doing right now, to be playing my music in away,” he says. “That’s a song that’s held really close to my front of lots of people.” heart. I really like to put my personal side into it because I think Brownlee was recently nominated for five BCCMA’s that’s when people can really relate to it.” including male vocalist of the year, entertainer of the year, Brownlee played two seasons of Junior A hockey with the and fan’s choice. His latest album, Love Me or Leave Me, was

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a double bill with Dallas Smith as part of their crossVernon Vipers in the BCHL and in 2003 he was drafted in the sixth round by his favourite team, the Vancouver Canucks. He then continued his playing career at Minnesota State University, Mankato and during the 2006-2007 season he was named team captain. Brownlee also received the Don Brose Leadership Award that same season. It was during his time as a freshman at MSU that Brownlee

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began songwriting. “I would sit in my dorm room and I decided to give writing a shot,” he says. “It was more of a musical journal. I would write songs about past or present girlfriends, or my parents or my sister. It was just songs for other people and I wasn’t thinking about pursuing it.” Brownlee received the NCAA Hockey Humanitarian Award after writing a song titled “The Hero I See,” in honour of a local boy named Anthony Ford who lost his battle with leukemia. “He was kind of like a little brother and very inspirational within the community,” Brownlee says. “When he passed away it was a pretty big hit. So I decided to write a song about him and carry on his legacy.” Proceeds from the song raised thousands of dollars for the Anthony Ford Foundation. However, it was during his playing days with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL that Brownlee really began to lose interest in hockey. “It wasn’t until after the Canucks camp and I was playing in a year in the ECHL is when I decided that I wanted a music career,” he says. “It really did change. For me it’s all about the time you spend every day and if you don’t enjoy that then you’re wasting your time.” “I enjoyed the game of hockey for 99 per cent of my career but it wasn’t until the last little bit that I completely lost the love and something else was growing very quickly. I just took the reckless decision to change paths,” he adds.

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Baroque ensemble loves to experiment Tafelmusik takes genre to new level with dynamic performances ■ Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra presents The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres, part of the Early Music Vancouver series, Friday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m. at Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver. Tickets: $42/ $37, visit kaymeekcentre.com.

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WHEN the members of Tafelmusik turn their eyes upwards to scan the night sky, they’re doing more than stargazing; rather, they’re hoping to catch a glimpse of their baroque orchestra’s namesake. The Toronto, Ont.-based ensemble was honoured by the International Astronomical Union by having an asteroid, 197856 Tafelmusik, named after them in light of their efforts to bring history alive in The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres. “That was very exciting,” says Alison Mackay, who conceived, scripted and programmed the work. “It’s brought us in contact with a whole world of wonderful astronomers that we otherwise might not have had a chance to have contact with,” she adds. The Galileo Project, a co-production with The Banff Centre, was created to mark the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s development and use of the astronomical telescope and celebrates his and fellow classic astronomers’ ingenuity through a combination of musical performance, science, storytelling and high-definition cosmic imagery. The orchestra is currently touring The Galileo Project in Western Canada from now until Dec. 1 with a stop in West Vancouver tonight at Kay Meek Centre at 8 p.m. The orchestra will then perform the production in Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Saskatoon, Regina and Calgary. Mackay, who’s based in Toronto, has been a member of See Performance page 34

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Tafelmusik for more than 30 years. “It’s a real experience of chamber music,” she says. “It’s a smaller core of musicians, there are 17 of us. Most of the people in the orchestra have been in it a long time. There hasn’t been any turnover in a number of years. You’re able really to build on a shared understanding of the music and the style.” What differentiates Tafelmusik from some other orchestras are the instruments used by players. Wherever possible, members play historical or period instruments, or those set up in the baroque style with gut strings and slightly different fittings. They also use different bows than those used by modern string players, all in an effort to make the kind of sound they believe the composers whose music they’re performing would have had in mind. Mackay, for instance, plays two early forms of double bass, including the violone. “We’re always going back in time a little bit, searching for a vibrant sense of style to make the music sound as if people were

hearing it for the first time, the way they would have been in Bach or in Handel’s time,” she says. Mackay has created a number of diverse works for Tafelmusik, including The Four Seasons: A Cycle of the Sun and House of Dreams, which will tour the United States this spring. She’s currently working on a project relating to Mozart’s Vienna. “We have been experimenting over the last dozen years or so with different formats of concerts, putting our music into more of a multicultural context or into a slightly different historical context, perhaps by having a narrator and a scripted aspect to the program,” she says. Prior to her creation of The Galileo Project, Mackay had been interested in experimenting with lighting design and a theatrical set. To accommodate those aspects, she wondered about the possibility of having the orchestra memorize their parts, uncommon in orchestral performances, with the exception of soloists. “Because we’ve played together for so long, I thought that playing without music and without music stands might really

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bump us up to a new level,” she says. She decided to finally test the innovative approach in the lead up to the International Year of Astronomy, marked in 2009 by the United Nations, after Tafelmusik was asked to come on board for a Canadian celebration related to the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s discovery. Two of the members on the Canadian event committee approached Tafelmusik wondering about the prospect of a related cultural performance. “They approached us to see if I might be interested in creating a program that somehow combined our music with the world in which Galileo and Newton and Kepler made their discoveries,” says Mackay. She agreed and the orchestra had the opportunity to workshop The Galileo Project at The Banff Centre. The work premiered in 2009 and has since been performed internationally, including in the United States, China, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia. The show features a full program of music by Bach, Handel, Monteverdi, Vivaldi and other baroque composers, performed by the Tafelmusik orchestra. “The music is chosen to illustrate the world from which astronomers came,” says Mackay. The most direct contact between music and astronomy lies with Galileo himself, who was a very accomplished lute player. His father composed lute music and his nephews and brothers were professional lutenists in a number of European cities. “One of my colleagues has said that it’s kind of an accident that Galileo himself didn’t become a musician,” says Mackay. At one point in the program, the orchestra’s lutenist, Lucas Harris, takes on the persona of Galileo and plays music written by the astronomer’s younger brother. In addition, narration is provided, drawn from letters and writings from the books of Galileo, and other materials and events from the 17th and 18th centuries linked to astronomy, throughout the performance 80 astronomical images are projected. Mackay is extremely pleased with the success of The Galileo Project, both in the eyes of astronomers, audiences and her fellow musicians. “For the musicians, it places our music in a new and fresh context and allows us to turn a fresh new lens on it,” she says. “The fact that we were able to learn it from memory was just artistically very, very bonding and allowed us to interact with each other with a new excitement.” Prior to tonight’s performance at Kay Meek Centre, Mackay and Tafelmusik’s music director, Jeanne Lamon, will participate in a pre-show discussion with Early Music Vancouver’s associate artistic director Mathew White at 7:15 p.m. in the main theatre.

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THEATRE

Dickens’ Women full of mischief and charm

Miriam Margolyes takes on the writer and the man at The Cultch ■ Dickens’ Women at The Cultch until Dec. 1. Tickets: 604-251-1363, thecultch.com.

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The star of Dickens’ Women, Miriam Margolyes is a little gnome of a woman, barely five feet tall, bosomy and with a froth of silvery white curls framing a merry, almost cherubic, face. At just over 70, she has more sparkle in her eyes than a warehouse full of Waterford crystal, more mischief in her smile than a kid with a pocketful of firecrackers. And, wow, does she know her Dickens. I may never have read a Dickens novel cover to cover; a half-page description of a wart probably did me in. But I might just give Dickens another try after spending an evening with this British actress whose impressive bio includes the Order of the British Empire in 2002 for her services to drama. Margolyes makes a clear distinction: Dickens, the writer, was brilliant; Dickens, the man, was not very nice — a misogynist, amongst other faults. She mocks his oft-repeated glorification of young women with bright eyes, bouncing curls, blushing complexions and sweet natures — all of whom turn out to be 17. “I find them all rather icky,” she says, twinkling all over. Don’t worry if you’re not up on your Dickens. Solo performer and co-writer (with director Sonia Fraser), Margolyes provides context for each of the characters that she so lovingly crafts and she connects many of them to Dickens’ own history. The highlight of the evening is an extended scene from Oliver Twist. Margolyes, as Mr. Bumble, looks like a fat toad with a lecherous leer as he woos simpering, giddy Mrs. Corney. “Oh, Mr. Bumble, I shall scream,” Mrs. Corney cries in feigned outrage as Mr. Bumble attempts a kiss. “I love doing this scene,” Margolyes confesses, “because it combines sexual and economic greed in the same scene.” Still bubbling over with merriment at 70-odd years, just imagine Margolyes at 17. Dickens would have been enraptured.

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MIRIAM Margolyes holds court in the one-woman show Dickens’ Women at the Cultch until Dec. 1.

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BOOKS

Wade Davis winner of major U.K. award 2012 Samuel Johnson Award honours West Van author’s study of 1924 Everest expedition

WADE Davis, born and raised in West Vancouver, won the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction on Monday for Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest, a study of British mountaineer George Mallory’s fatal 1924 climbing expedition on Mt. Everest. Davis, an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., specializes in anthropology and ethnobotany. He has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” In recent years his work has taken him to East Africa, Borneo, Nepal, Peru, Polynesia, Tibet, Mali, Benin, Togo, New Guinea, Australia, Colombia, Vanuatu, Mongolia and the high Arctic of Nunavut and Greenland. His analysis of Haitian Vodou culture and the process of making zombies, The Serpent and

the Rainbow (1985), became an international bestseller and was made into a Hollywood horror movie by director Wes Craven. Some of Davis’ other books include Rainforest (1998), Light at the Edge of the World (2001), The Lost Amazon (2004), Grand Canyon (2008) and One River (1996), which was nominated for the 1997 Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction. The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction is the richest non-fiction prize in the UK, worth £20,000 ($32,000) to the winner. The prestigious award is open to authors of all non-fiction books in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts. The prize money comes from an anonymous sponsor. The six titles on this year’s shortlist were: — Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum by Katherine Boo (Portobello Books) — Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis (The Bodley Head) — The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane (Hamish Hamilton) — The Better Angels of our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity by Steven Pinker (Allen Lane) — The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and

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REVIEW with Nabors became suspect but there was never any proof of a secret arrangement between them. The wealth that George Lucas received from making Star Wars was only partially

from the films because in what was likely one of the shrewdest deals ever made, Lucas retained the rights to the merchandise and ultimately made millions and millions of dollars from toys. Stars from Hollywood’s early days like Charlie Chaplin and Rudolph Valentino are included alongside John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Woody Allen and Tom Cruise. Williams divides his subjects into five categories: Legendary stars, Odd Couples, the Final Curtain, Mythic Movies, and the Movie Industry. He settles on 56 subjects and provides detailed background information as well as examining the myth in his search for the truth. — Terry Peters

Trees are a significant cause of power interruptions. Contact between trees and power lines can also create a severe danger. Over the next few months we will be pruning and removing trees in the British Properties area. Boundaries: North: Millstream Road East: Glenmore Drive South: Highway 99 West: Eyremont Drive Trees are pruned using the best arboriculture (tree care) practices. Skilled workers employed by BC Hydro are trained in both electrical safety and tree care. Only correct and proper techniques are used to eliminate any safety hazards. For more information about our current work or other vegetation management practices, please call Jeff Hill, your area coordinator of Vegetation Maintenance, at 604 983 8293.

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CALENDAR From page 16

Story time

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MEGAN Brady and her three-year-old son James McCandless read together in the children’s section of the Lynn Valley Main branch of the North Vancouver District Library. Visit nvdpl.ca/children, cnv.org/nvcl// Childrens/index.asp and westvanlibrary.ca/index.php?page=3 for a schedule of children’s reading programs available in the North Shore library system.

Natural Elements: Ceramic works by Steve McGroty, fibre by Fariba Mirzaie, tar and watercolour on canvas by Einoddin Sadeghzadek and plaster and porcelain by Russell Hackney. The exhibition will run until Nov. 25. The Gallery at Artisan Square: 587 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island. Info: 604-947-2454 or www.biac.ca. Hours: Friday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Gallery Jones: 1725 West Third Ave., Vancouver. Info: 604-7142216 or galleryjones.com. Exhibition: New paintings by Ross Penhall will be on display until Nov. 24. Gallery YoYo: 312 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-983-2896. Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art: 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday, from noon to 5 p.m. Adult admission by donation/children free. Info: 604-9033798. Graffiti Co. Art Studio: 171 East First St., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-980-1699 or www.gcartstudio@shaw.ca. Shaking the Tree: A mixed media exhibition by mother and daughter artists Reyhaneh Bakhtiari and Afra Jashnivand will run until Dec. 21. Artist reception: Saturday, Dec. 15, 5-8 p.m. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info: www.kaymeekcentre.com or 604-981-6335. On Our Walls: Acrylic paintings by Riitta Peirone will be on display until Nov. 28. Loutet Farm: East 14th Street and Rufus Ave., North Vancouver. Exhibition: Conceptual artist Iain Baxter& (pronounced Baxterand) will have his work on display until Dec. 30. Lynnmour Art Studio and Gallery: 301-1467 Crown St., North Vancouver. Info: www.nsartists.ca/garyeder or 604-9294001. Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Contemporary and abstract paintings by Gordon Oliver, Robert Botlak and Gary W. Eder. The Music Box: 1564 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Mystic Mask Art Studio: 319 West 28th St., North Vancouver. North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-998-3455 or www.nvcl.ca. Exhibition: Conceptual artist Iain Baxter& (pronounced Baxterand) will have his work on display until Dec. 30. North Vancouver Community History Centre: 3203 Institute See more page 39

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CALENDAR From page 38

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

Theatrical reading

ACTRESS and author Cathie Borrie will present It Wasn’t Crazy Until You Got Here as a theatrical reading with musical accompaniment at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church in Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 1:30 p.m. as a fundraiser for seniors’ programs at the church. For more information visit standrewswesleychurch.bc.ca.

Rd., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-990-3700, ext. 8016 or www.northvanmuseum.ca. Wallpaper — Posters and the Art of Persuasion: A selection of posters from the archive’s ephemera collection will run until Dec. 22. Exhibition: Conceptual artist Iain Baxter& (pronounced Baxterand) will have his work on display until Dec. 30. North Vancouver Museum: 209 West Fourth St., North Vancouver. Hours: TuesdaySunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-987-5612 or www. northvanmuseum.ca. Exhibition: Conceptual artist Iain Baxter& (pronounced Baxterand) will have his work on display until Dec. 30. North Vancouver Experience, an ongoing exhibit defining life in North Vancouver. Presentation House Gallery: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday -Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-986-1351 or www. presentationhousegall.com. Frank Horvat, a pioneer in fashion photography, will have his work displayed until Dec. 23. Presentation House Satellite Gallery: 560 Seymour St., Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Info: www.satellitegallery. ca. Ron Andrews Community Space: 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9807182. Pottery, Prints and Paintings:

Religious aspect part of Phelps’s musical evolution From page 13 “We are sinners and the way that we receive the grace and light is through forgiveness. Those are the stones that start to form a foundation of the house one would build,” he says. While his recent journey to Christianity didn’t begin in shame or despair, Phelps did have a sense of a ticking clock. “I realized that I was slowly running out of time to figure it out,” he says, discussing his attempt to untangle his feelings about God and the internal workings of his soul and psyche. The album’s title refers to the biblical story of Jonah’s escape from the belly of a great fish, an important story for Phelps. “It also has close significance for me because of the imagery of turning one’s back to God, and not wanting to do the work, maybe, that was being asked. Being swallowed by the whale, being in complete darkness and having the choice of remaining there or admitting this nugget of truth which was: I actually do want to do this thing. . . . I’m here in the worst place in the world and I still believe and trust. That’s what it is, and getting spit back out and then going back to do the work and not always being completely content and comfortable in doing it, but realizing not to do it would be to deny the truth,” he says. “Also it’s a really short book, so if you or anyone hasn’t read it and would like to, it only takes about 15 minutes.” Growing up in Sumner, Wash., Phelps grew up around music. “Most every day there was some music being played in the evening at home, so it was always around and it was great for me because it made

it appear as though it was the most natural thing for anyone to do,” he says. With about a dozen guitar lessons to help get him started, Phelps is mostly self-taught. Carrying literary influences ranging from John Steinbeck to Ray Bradbury, the vagabond musician’s words are meant to stand outside popular music. Phelps’s songs tend to have idiosyncratic structures, rarely relying on a chorus or a rhyme scheme. “It’s a safe bet that wordplay probably predates song lyrics,” he says. “I’m equal parts guitar player to songwriter, and because of that I’ve had to spend time trying to figure out how to write songs in such a way that both of them have equal place and equal balance. That’s an unusual thing, it’s not unique but it’s unusual,” he says. “So I realized then I wasn’t going to get much help by looking at songwriters. I also realized then that if I wasn’t going to look at songwriters, who was I going to look at for example and inspiration in terms of what to do with words and the answer was fairly obvious, that was the poets.” The religious aspect of the new album may seem jarring, but for Phelps, it’s part of his evolution as a musician and a person. “It’s done a lot of good for me,” he says of his return to church. “Before Christ, after Christ, during Christ, it’s so old. There’s so much to study and so much to learn. . . . Nothing on the outside of what I’ve been doing has ever been something that needed changed or fixed. I fully and firmly believe and have always believed in the arts in general, music specifically. It’s the way that I move through the world.”

Pottery by Jack Ploesser and a collection of original silkscreens, etchings and paintings from North West B.C., China and Egypt will be on display until Dec. 2. Playful Stuff and Abstracts: Mixed media works, primarily in wood, by Graham Eagle and acrylic on canvas, primarily abstracts, by Roxanna Tayebi will be on display from Dec. 2 to Jan. 13. Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Info: 604-924-1378 or www.seymourartgallery.com. Shelton Art /Studios Gallery: 3540 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Studio visits by appointment. Info: 604-9225356 or www.sheltonart.com. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to

Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Info: 604925-7292 or www.silkpurse.ca. An Open Trail: An exhibit of watercolour scenes by Mong Yen will run until Nov. 25. Reflections Vancouver Silent Auction: Capilano University IDEA (Illustration/Design Elements and Applications) students will hold an auction of work from their calendar series Nov. 27-Dec. 2. Bidding will close Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. Opening reception: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6-8 p.m. Gifted: A variety of art work done by volunteers at the Silk Purse will be on display from Dec. 4 to 16. Opening reception: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m. Space Emmarts Studio: 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-375-0694 or www.emmarts.ca. Show and Sale: The first

Saturday of each month noon-5 p.m. Starfire Studio: 6607 Royal Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-5510 or www. starfireattheferries.com. Studio Art Gallery at Capilano University: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 604-9861911, local 2053. Studio 195 Gallery: 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: WednesdayFriday, 2-5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointment. Info: 604-2091197 or www.195studios.ca. First Saturdays: Community artists will open their studios the first Saturday of every month, noon-5 p.m. Tartooful: 3183 Edgemont See more page 40

Call for nominations

2013 Vancity Board of Directors election Notice to members

The Nominations and Election Committee is seeking to fill three director positions in 2013, each for a three-year term. A mandatory information session for all prospective candidates will be held at 6 pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Vancity’s head office at 183 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver. If you do not attend this session, you may not be eligible to run as a candidate in the 2013 election. Potential candidates are required to submit confirmation of their intention to run for the Board by no later than 12 noon on Monday, January, 14, 2013. Interviews with the Nominations and Election Committee will be scheduled and held prior to Wednesday, February 6, 2013. For more details about the call for nominations, please carefully review the candidates information package available online at vancity.com. If you have any questions, please call Vancity’s Governance Department at 604.877.7595.

Returning officers

We are looking for returning officers to assist in branches between Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 20, 2013. To apply for a position, please send a letter, fax or email with your name, address and phone number and indicate which branches would be most convenient for you. Past experience as a returning officer does not guarantee re-employment. Submit your letter by Friday, January 18, 2013 to: Governance Department, Reference RO Vancity PO Box 2120, Station Terminal Vancouver BC V6B 5R8 Email: election@vancity.com Fax: 604.877.7993

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Blvd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 604-924-0122 or www.tartooful.com. Teck Gallery: SFU Vancouver Campus, 515 West Hastings. Open during campus hours. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or www.westvanlibrary.ca. Changing Time — West Vancouver Then and Now: An exhibition of photographs from the library’s digital collection will juxtapose historical images with modern renditions will run until Jan. 4. West Vancouver Municipal Hall: 750 17th St., West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-925-7290. Art in the Hall: Mixed media works by Eric Goldstein will be on display until Jan. 4. West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7295 or www. westvancouvermuseum.ca. Photographing Mid-Century West Coast Modernism: The launch of a book dedicated to photographs by Selwyn Pullan will run until Dec. 15. Admission by donation. There will be an Open House in conjunction with the Pullan exhibition and book on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2-4 p.m. at the Staples Residence. Free. RSVP and find the location of this house: Kiriko Watanabe, 604-925-7179 or kwatanabe@westvancouver.ca.

CONCERTS Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or www.capilanou. ca/nscucentre. Cap Global Roots Series: Vocalist and guitarist Kelly Joe Phelps will perform Thursday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30/$27. Cap Classical and Choral Series — Harp and Voices: Capilano University Festival Chorus and Capilano University Singers will perform with harpist Heidi Krutzen Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $25/$20/$10. Colours: The Capilano University Wind Ensemble will perform traditional holiday favourites Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15/$10/$5. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.centennialtheatre.com. Box office: 604-984-4484. Electric Evenings: Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Myles will perform Friday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30/$27. Troubadours: The North Shore Celtic Ensemble will perform a wide range of music Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/$10. Electric Owl: 928 Main St., Vancouver. Info: 604-558-0928. A Concert Series that brings together Steve Dawson’s Black Hen House Band with special guest artists each month. Jill Barber will be the guest Sunday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. and will perform Hank Williams and other classics. Admission: See more page 41

Davis book ‘historically significant’ From page 37 Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain by Paul Preston (HarperPress) — Strindberg: A Life by Sue Prideaux (Yale University Press) David Willetts, a British Conservative

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CALENDAR From page 40 $27/$25. Tickets: www.capilanou.ca/nscucentre. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: www.kaymeekcentre.com or 604-981-6335. The Galileo Project — Music of the Spheres: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra will perform a multimedia programme with a mix of music, words and images of space Friday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $42/$37. Concert: Mystical Persian Sufi music will be performed Thursday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $40. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or www.nvdpl.ca. Tangos and All that Jazz: The Saxalamode Sax Quartet will perform a concert featuring tangos and jazz standards Friday, Nov. 30, 7-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. Lynn Valley United Church: 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Info: www.lynnvalleychurch.com. Friday Night Live: A weekly series with improv actors AddLibretto playing hosts to musical guests Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Actors Andrew Wheeler and Kerry Sandomirsky will perform Nov. 23. Admission by suggested donation of $10. The third Friday of each month, youth are invited for dinner and the show for $15 with tickets purchased by 5 p.m. Mount Seymour United Church: 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: www.phtheatre.org or 604-990-3474. Jazz at Presentation House Studio: A weekly series embracing the full spectrum of jazz and improvised music Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 at the door. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-925-7292 or www.silkpurse.ca. Pianist Wayne Weng will perform Thursday, Nov. 29 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Music for Art: Lions Gate Sinfonia will perform a concert inspired by the current exhibition “Gifted” Thursday, Dec. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. St. Andrew’s Wesley Church: 1012 Nelson St., Vancouver. Joy: Celebrate a gospel Christmas with the Marcus Mosley Chorale and guests The Delisle Vocal Project Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $25/$20. Tickets: themarcusmosleychorale.ca or 604-971-5227. Traditional Teahouse: 1552 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. See more page 42

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AT the Kay Meek Centre on Sunday, Nov. 18 goalkeeper Erin McLeod (left) and striker Melissa Tancredi shared their personal journeys in reaching the London 2012 Olympics and winning the Bronze Medal this summer as members of Canada’s national women’s soccer team. West Vancouver Soccer Club players, coaches and parents learned how the athletes and their teammates were able to elevate themselves to a level of success unprecedented in Canadian team sports. Members of the women’s Olympic soccer team are coaching the West Vancouver club’s players in special sessions this fall. Visit westvansoccer.com for more information.

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CALENDAR From page 41 Info: 604-551-1642. Talent Show: All with talent are invited to participate and watch a live local show every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission: $5. Performance application fee: $10. THEATRE Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or www.capilanou. ca/nscucentre. Cap Theatre Series — Twelfth Night: A comedy about love, deception and mistaken identity will run until Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. with a matinee Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $22/$15/$10. Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-929-9456 or firstimpressionstheatre.com. Shooting Star: A romantic comedy about a couple who previously had a relationship and meet unexpectedly in an airport Wednesdays to Saturdays until Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $18/$16. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info and tickets: www.kaymeekcentre.com or 604-981-6335. Hansel and Gretal: Members of the Cascadia Society and students of the Vancouver Waldorf school will present this fairytale in eurythymy (gentle movement) Thursday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m., 1:30

p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets: $20/$15/$10. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: www.phtheatre.org or 604-990-3474. One Man In His Time: Antony Holland was called into His Majesty’s Armed Forces as a signalman at the onset of the Second World War. In this one-man show, he recounts his experiences during the North African campaign. Nov. 24, 8 p.m., and Nov. 25, 2 p.m. Tickets: $23/28. CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-2326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. Brewster’s Coffee: 2436 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604925-9820. Jack Lonsdale’s Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-7333. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9866556. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join a discussion with moderator Martin Hunt Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. Topic: What is the effect of multiculturalism on our sense of community? See more page 43

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Helps to activate naturally millions of stem cells from our own bone marrow. The increase in stem cells released from the bone marrow into the blood stream have the potential to become other types of tissue cells with specialized function. Stem cells will multiply and are able to become heart cells, liver cells or any other organ. Located everywhere in our body, stem cells are #63 even under our skin layered between the epidermis and dermis. This is why an increase in stem cells under our skin may help to create a more youthful cell that would replenish elastin and collagen and thus may make us look younger. If our bone marrow does not produce enough stem cells this can result in many illnesses, especially a weak heart, kidneys, liver, pancreas, in fact all healthy functions of our body are decreased. Sufficient stem cells in our body have a great potential of self-repair and the ability to rejuvenate tissues. It does not contain live human stem cells as these can only be transplanted by surgery and are subject to immunosuppressant drugs to avoid graft rejection. Naturopathic Doctor summarized his experience in writing after using this Stem Cell Activator: Used for all organ and tissue damage, heart attack damage, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic brain injury, muscular dystrophy, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, lupus, spinal injuries, and other diseases and tissue damage. The results have been very satisfactory to us and to the patients and the time varies with different patients depending on the extremity of the damage. Women witnessing the effects of Bell Stem Cell Activator:!Women looking for anti-aging help! We all want to slow down aging. After using a bottle of Bell Stem Cell Activator #63 my skin seemed smoother and brighter. My hair looked healthier. It seems to have a cleansing effect. I’m delighted. Leona McCormick, 50, Clgary, AB ! All around healing effect! The first thing I noticed after starting Bell Stem Cell Activator #63 was that my skin feels firmer and stronger. My friends commented that my skin looks more vibrant. My doctor at my yearly physical told me that my blood pressure is significantly lower. Many good things are happening. Joy Davison, 55, Calgary, AB

JACKIE Brock and Sarah Taylor display some of the handmade wares available (including pottery, furniture, candles, baked goods and more) at the third annual Makers Market scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Monica’s Church Hall, 6404 Wellington Ave., West Vancouver (at the roundabout on Marine Dr. above Horseshoe Bay).

SHOWTIMES From page 21 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 (14A) — Fri 6:45, 7:30, 10:20; Sat-Sun 12:30, 1:50, 4:40, 6:45, 7:30, 10:20; Mon-Thur 6:45, 7:10, 10 p.m. Thur 1 p.m. Skyfall (PG) — Fri 7, 9:35, 10:15; Sat-Sun 12:20, 3:15, 3:45, 7, 9:35, 10:15; Mon-Thur 7, 9:45, 10:15 p.m. Life of Pi 3D (G) — Fri, Mon-Thur 7:05, 10:10; Sat-Sun 1, 4, 7:05, 10:10 p.m. Rise of the Guardians 3D (G) — Fri 7:15, 9:45; Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45; Mon-Thur 7:15, 9:40 p.m. Rise of the Guardians (G) — Sat 11:40; Thur 1 p.m. Argo (PG) — Fri 7:10, 10; Sat-Sun 1:10, 3:50, 7:10, 10; MonThur 6:50, 9:50 p.m. Metropolitan Opera: Otello Encore — Sat 9:55 a.m. PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE 1131 Howe St., 604-688-FILM www.cinematheque.bc.ca. 15th Annual European Union Film Festival Nov. 23-Dec. 6. 26 Films, 26 Countries, 14 Nights. For complete schedule visit eufilmfestival.com.

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CALENDAR From page 42 Info: 778-782-8000 or www.philosopherscafe.net. Memphis Blues: 1629 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-929-3699. Live blues every weekend. Narrows Pub: 1979 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Mist Ultra Bar: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604926-2326. DJs spin classic dance music from the 80’s, 90’s and today. Pat’s Pub at The Patricia Hotel: 403 East Hastings St., Vancouver. Soul to Soul: Joani Taylor will peform with the Henry Young Quartet Sunday, Nov. 25, 1-4 p.m. No cover charge. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.queenscross.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Sunday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: www.theravenpub.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Thursday, 7:3011:30 p.m. Red Lion Bar & Grill: 2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-8838. Jazz Pianist Randy Doherty will perform every Thursday, Friday

and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. Rusty Gull: 175 East First St., North Vancouver. Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Mostly Marley performs every Sunday, 7 p.m. Sailor Hagar’s Brew Pub: 235 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-3087. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.1 a.m. The Village Taphouse: Park Royal Village, West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-8882. Waves Coffee House: 3050 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. The Celtic Medley Song and String Player’s Showcase comes to Waves Saturday, Dec. 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Anyone interested in performing can phone Doug Medley at 604-985-5646. OTHER EVENTS Café for Contemporary Art: 138-140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or cafeforcontemporaryart@gmail.com. Book Launch: Victoria Miles will read from her children’s book Mimi Power and the I-don’t-know-what Thursday, Dec. 6, 7-9 p.m. Treats will be served inspired by the story. Open Mic: Actors, musicians, poets and spoken word artists are invited to take the microphone every second and last Friday of the

month from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: www.centennialtheatre.com or 604-984-4484. Banff Mountain Film Festival: A world tour of mountain adventure films Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $18. North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-998-3474 or www.nvcl.ca. Young Multimedia Artists Today: Artists Damla Tamer, Kevin Murphy and Kevin Day share their insights on today’s information society, its global transformations and their own experimental modes of communication Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: www.phtheatre.org or 604-990-3474. The Movie Recyclers: A series of lost treasures in film followed by a discussion, the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Free. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7292 or www.silkpurse.ca. North Shore Cric Crac Storytelling Evenings presented by the Vancouver Society of Storytelling take place the first Sunday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Admission: $7/$5. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or www.westvanlibrary.ca. Opera Series with Nicolas Krusek: A series on the life and operas of Richard Wagner Wednesday, Dec. 5, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

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AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant

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Best Little Schnitzel House in Town 71 Lonsdale Ave, N. Van. 604-980-4316

BISTRO Blue Eyed Marys

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Blue Eyed Marys has come ashore! After 13 years of you coming to us on Bowen Island,we’ve come to you at 1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver.We serve the same regional food in a beautiful new room.Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday 1735 Marine Drive, W. Van. 604 921 2583 www.blueeyedmarys.com

BRITISH The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar

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Excellent seafood and British dishes on the Waterfront. Friday and Saturday, Prime Rib Dinner. Sunday,Turkey Dinner.Weekends and Holidays, our acclaimed Eggs Benny. Open for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week. 2nd Floor Lonsdale Quay Market, N. Van. 604-987-3322

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North Shore’s best variety & quality Chinese food.Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week.Eat in,10% off takeout.Free delivery min.$20.00 order within 3 kms. 1352 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-988-9885

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An epicurean experience 3700’ above the twinkling lights of Vancouver. Grouse Mtn, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, N. Van. 604-998-4403

The Salmon House

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Serving spectacular views and fine, indigenous west coast cuisine for over 30 years. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Live entertainment in Coho Lounge on weekend evenings. 2229 Folkestone Way, W. Van. Reservations: www.salmonhouse.com or call 604-926-3212

FRENCH Chez Michel

BIG SCREEN SPORTS

GREEK

Neighbourhood Noodles House

The Observatory

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A West Vancouver Favorite for 25 years. Daily specials. 1373 Marine Dr. (2nd flr) W. Van. 604-926-4913

Kypriaki Taverna

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Win a FREE dinner during our “Dinners On Us” giveaway. 1 in 6 wins. 1000s of dinners will be given away. Now featuring Live Music every Friday @ 8pm. Open everyday @ Noon for lunch.Voted one of the top 5 Greek restaurants in the Lower Mainland.With our outstanding food, reasonable prices, friendly service and candle-lit charm you will see why so many people call it their favourite restaurant. Call for delivery/take out tonight or come in for a relaxing Mediterranean experience. 1356 Marine Dr, N. Van. 604-985-7955

INDIAN Handi Cuisine of India

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Reader’s Choice 2006 Winner offering Authentic Indian Cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner,7 days a week.Weekend buffet,ocean view,free delivery. 1340 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-5262 www.handi-restaurant.com

Palki Best Indian Cuisine $ $

Where one spicy sauce does not fit all.Readers’Choice award winning restaurant for 5 years! Open for Lunch & Dinner.Lunch Buffet $10.95. 116 East 15th St, N. Van. 604-986-7555 www.palkirestaurant.com

The Black Bear Neighbhourhood Pub

Village Tap House $$

RESERVE YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY AT THE BEAR WHILE SPACE IS AVAILABLE. Black Bear – An award winning pub that offers weekly and daily food specials, featured drinks, prizes plus a full, kid friendly Take-Out menu. Free parking & close to public transit. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 1177 Lynn Valley Road, N. Van www.blackbearpub.com 604.990.8880

The Rusty Gull

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A Lower Lonsdale legend for 23 years. Home to the best in live music Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun nights. Great food selection that surpasses the norm.The best weekend breakfasts ‘til 2pm. Great selection of import draft.All Canucks PPV games on the big screens. 175 East 1st St., N. Van. 604-988-5585

Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub

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Offers an excellent menu, the best craft brewed ales & lagers in Vancouver, live music, satellite sports, pool table, dart boards & heated patio with a spectacular city view. 86 Semisch Ave., N. Van. 604-984-3087

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Damn good pub! We try to take everything that’s good about a pub, and leave out what’s not, then add lots more good… Start with a comfortable room around a giant fireplace, add 20 ice cold brews on tap, really damn good food, some awesome events, and pretty much the most personable group of folks you’ll ever meet… and welcome to the Village Tap House! Come in for dinner, to catch the game on our dozens of high-def flat screens, or check the events page to see what’s happening this week. 1C - 900 Main Street, Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver 604-922-8882 info@villagetaphouse.com

SEAFOOD C-Lovers Fish & Chips

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The best fish & chips on the North Shore! Marine Dr. @ Pemberton, N. Van. 604-980-9993 & OUR NEW LOCATION: 6640 Royal Ave., Horseshoe Bay, W. Van. 604-913-0994

Montgomery’s Fish & Chips$

The fastest growing Fish & Chips on the North Shore. International Food Court, Lonsdale Quay Market 604-929-8416

THAI Thai PudPong Restaurant

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West Vancouver’s original Thai Restaurant. Serving authentic Thai cuisine. Open Monday-Friday for lunch. 7 days a week for dinner. 1474 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-921-1069 www.thaipudpong.com

WEST COAST The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel

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Inspired by BC’s natural abundance of fabulous seafood and the freshest of ingredients, dishes are prepared to reflect west coast cuisine. Open 7-days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night lounge. 138 Victory Ship Way, N. Van. 604-973-8000 www.pinnaclepierhotel.com

WATERFRONT DINING The MarinaSide Grill

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Enjoy your Waterfront dining experience with our extensive menu.From eggs benny to juicy burgers during our popular brunches to our famous prime rib, hot scallop salad,clam chowder, king crab,steaks,seafood style cordon bleu.Rooms available for private parties and free parking. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner seven days a week.View full menu www.marinasidegrill.com. 1653 Columbia St, N. Van. (2 blks South of Main & Mtn Hwy under the bridge) 604-988-0038 www.marinagrill.com

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CHARLTON, Evelyn Gladys Louise July 1, 1918 - Nov 16, 2012 Mom passed into the light about 9:30 AM Friday. A femur fracture in late September began a downhill path from which she wasn’t able to recover though she battled valiantly, as always. Daughters Carroll ’Holly’ (Bill) and Melody ’Dea’, Grandchildren Joey, Abby and Graham, Great Grandchildren Corbin and Braden will all miss Nana dearly but can only be grateful that she is once again with those she loves on the other side and at peace. As she wished, we will hold a small Celebration of Life in Spring 2013. As the CNIB was significant in making her latter years enjoyable, if you wish, donations to the CNIB in her memory would be appreciated. Be at peace sweet soul.

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ROGERS, Giuseppina (Pina) July 7, 1957 - Nov. 17, 2012 It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Pina on November 17, 2012 at Lions Gate Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Pina passed away surrounded by her family; she is survived by her husband of 33 years Ron, daughters Laura (Rob) and Kathleen (Kye), grandchildren Adam and Emily, brother John (Ruth), sister Teresa (Tom), mother-in-law Mary, sister-in-law Jeanette (Lorenz), many nieces and nephews and a large extended family in Italy. She is predeceased by her parents Giuseppe and Rosa Lena Colombina. Pina was an amazing wife, mother and gramma who always put family first. She was caring and compassionate to all who knew her and always willing to help in any time of need. Whether it was through travelling, holidaying at the cabin, helping with Adam and Emily, socializing with her friends or cheering on her Giants, Pina was an example of how to enjoy life to the fullest. In her final weeks, Ron showed what true love means by caring for Pina with the utmost compassion. A special thanks to Dr. Klimo, Dr. Smiljanic, Dr. Sugar and all the oncology nurses at the LGH chemo clinic especially Julie and Gabby, who helped care for Pina these last 5 years. A celebration of life will be held at the Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lions Gate Hospital Chemotherapy Clinic. For those wishing to share a memory of Pina, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com

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LAIRD, James William (Jim) Nov 1, 1955 - Nov 16, 2012 Jim sadly passed away following a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. He is survived by his sons, Chris and Brendan, fiance Debbie Brandon, siblings Bob Laird (Irene), Joanne Laird (Andrew), Kathryn Quon, Leslie MacFarlane-Varga (Don) John MacFarlane, Marian J. MacFarlane-Smith (Terry), Donna Turenne (Donald) plus many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Jim was a brilliant prospector and an awesome dad who enjoyed outdoor life to the fullest. Special thanks to Jim’s Doctors and nurses at Lion’s Gate Hospital and the ICU and transplant teams at VGH. Donations in lieu of flowers to Lion’s Gate Hospital appreciated. Service Saturday November 24, 11:00 am at Devlins Funeral Home, 579 Seaview Rd, Gibsons, burial to follow at Seaview Cemetery, Celebration of Life at 1:00 pm Cedar’s Inn Convention Center, 895 Gibsons Way.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donna Siska (ne´e Matthews) on November 18, 2012. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Tom (2011). Donna will be forever remembered by her children Rozanne (Marc) and Jason, grandchildren Luc and Sophie, and other family members and friends. Donna grew up in Vancouver, and worked as a nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital. She moved to North Vancouver after her wedding in 1965. Donna spent the past 12 years at Evergreen House after suffering from a stroke. Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral mass this Saturday on November 24 at 11:00 at Holy Trinity Parish, 2725 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver.

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April 2nd, 1943 – November 24th, 2011 It’s been one year since you passed on and so many good friends miss you and share memories of your generous spirit, gentle humour and loving ways. You added such richness to our lives.

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MONTAGUE, Barbara Diane Nov 16, 2012 With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our Barbie on November 16th. Carrying on is her husband of 50 years Vic, who cared for her with so much love, and her boys Brent with his wife Lisa and daughter Kate, and Brian with his wife Vivian and daughters Jordyn and Sydney. Her granddaughters loved "Dabumm" so very much and they were truly her pride and joy. Barb is also survived by her loving sister Elaine (Jim), and brothers Brent (Jill) and Les; Melanie, Brian, Sean, Kate, Travis and Nicole will miss their very special aunt. Barb’s life was also rich with wonderful friends and experiences from her city life and summers spent at Boundary Bay, Osoyoos and Wood Lake where she became a rowing icon in her boat Clementine. Many happy times were spent at the lake where Barb always made you feel so very welcome. Everyone else came first with Barb, and just about the only thing she ever did for herself was bravely going back to school (after raising her family) and graduating from Emily Carr School of Art to become a successful painter; her art lives on and graces the walls of corporate Vancouver. Barb lived with great love for all her family and friends, and always celebrated the specialness in each one of us. Her world came to revolve around Jordyn, Sydney, and baby Kate. They were the lights of her life and made every day for her a joy beyond measure. Dabumm was always ready with a smile, a hug, and often a chocolate chip cookie. Barb requested that there be no service but that her family and friends gather and have a party, which we will do on what would have been her 70th birthday next summer - time and place to be advised at a later date. Please, in lieu of flowers, a donation to either the Children’s Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society would be something she would have appreciated.

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SPRAY, Jean Annie Oct 08, 1927 - Nov 05, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Spray on November 5, 2012. She was predeceased by her cherished husband, Edward Spray and beloved daughter Debora. Jean will be dearly missed by her loving and devoted son Grant Spray, his wife Cathy, her son-in-law Shawn Martin, her grandchildren, Jacqueline, Garrett, Damian and Mikayla and her great granddaughter Hadley. Mom grew up in upper Lonsdale, North Vancouver, and spent many years raising her family in Edgemont Village and West Vancouver. She and Dad enjoyed much of their retirement at their cabin on Deka Lake in the Cariboo, which became a joyful family gathering place for many years. Mom was a kind, caring and wonderful wife, mother and Nanna, and will always be in our hearts. She touched many lives with her kindness and we are all better people for knowing her. We would like to thank all of the staff at the Kamloops Seniors Village for their great care and love. We miss you Mom, Nanna. There will be no service by request.

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SMALL Coin Collection. FOUND in Walmart parking lot North Van, November 18th Provide details for identification purposes. Phone 778-828-4495 RING found in Lighthouse Park. Nov 19, 2012 If this unique ring belongs to you, email me a description. email: bertstargazer@hotmail.com LOST Cell Phone Lynn Valley Mall Saturday Nov.17th. LG Android Cell Phone in brown case. Call: (604) 988-6510 FOUND CAT - short haired greyish tortoise shell. Lower lonsdale, N. Van. email: dhucal2011@gmail.com FOUND - Black /White Young CAT nr Edgemont 18 Nov, off Paisley. White paws. Call: (778) 994-7011

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WILSON - Robert (Rob) John Age 52 years, passed away suddenly at Lions Gate Hospital. Beloved son of Lorne (December) and Noreen, father of Samantha Paris (mother, Andrea), brother of Tricia (Richard) and Chris (Karen), and uncle of Taylor. Gone too soon. We love you dearly and will miss you forever. Rest in peace, Rob.

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Utility Maintenance Worker (Auxiliary) The North Vancouver Recreation Commission invites applications for a Utility Maintenance Worker. For position details and to apply visit: www.northvanrec.com/ employment Competition #A236 Closing Date: Dec.2, 2012

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LIVE-IN CAREGIVER Full-time Live-in Caregiver position available to provide companionship to a lady stroke survivor. Client is ambulatory, young-at-heart and social but requires assistance with day-to-day activities. Applicant will prepare meals, perform light housekeeping, must be qualified and have good spoken English. Wage schedule and time off is negotiable. Location is Vancouver/Kitsilano area. Please send full resume to email: caregiver@telus.net or fax: 604-876-6623.

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Busy North Van Insurance Agency requires an entry level person. Level 1 license preferred but willing to train right person. Top Wages! Email: ibiresume@shawbiz.ca Junior person Level 1 license preferred but willing to train right person. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Email: ibiresume@shawbiz.ca

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Social Services

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

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Antiques

RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR 175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode! SUN DEC 2 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Dr, 604-980-3159 Admission: $5

2010

Appliances

ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS

Sales • Service • We buy

604-987-7330

2015

Art & Collectibles

Trades/Technical

Belair Fabrication Ltd. requires 2 ft welders – fitters with at least 3 years of experience and some vocational certificate. Salary is $ 26.50 / hr, 40 hrs / week. Apply by fax: 604-924-0846 or email: info@belairfabrication.com

STATIONARY ENGINEERS - Vancouver -

Furniture

ASSORTED FURN, Desk, chest of drawers 2 Windsor chairs, 2 single box springs, bed frame, plant, and 10x8 carpet, best offers Tony 604-922-1795 FURNITURE: LIVING & dining room, cabinet with glass doors, closet organizers. Upright piano, Young Chang. Reasable prices. Call 604-980-0078 Lots of living room & bdrm ste furniture in good condition. Call 604-987-2770 MOVING, MAHOGANY drop leaf table 73’’L x 45’’W $200, 6 oak dining chairs $450, oak buffet $550, Sklar-Peppler buffet server $60, antique coffee table $130, end table $60, fire screen $40, teak stereo system $200, 2 large speakers with stereo cabinet $200, queen bed & frame $175, headboard $50, 2 chests of drawers $100 & $30, misc items. Phone 604-986-7207

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OLDER DELTA 10' radio arm saw, blade & stand, must pickup, 604-817-4724

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Burial Plots

A dynamic manufacturing and processing company is currently accepting applications for the position of Chief Steam Engineer at its 1st Class Steam Plant located on the Vancouver waterfront. Strong leadership skills and supervisory experience will be an asset to blend into thie position. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please email resumes to rpretorius@wcrl.com

Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423

Job Listings From A-Z

8 SELANGER pewter wine goblets (1970s) $20 each. 6 Selanger pewter & teak beer mugs $20 each. 604-921-6747

FOREST LAWN SideXside plots, WHISPERING PINE, LOT #114, GRAVES #7 & 8. $30,000 or best offer. Call: 604-298-0459 FOREST LAWN CEMETERY PLOT, Ascension section $7900 obo. Call 604-987-2948

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For Sale Miscellaneous

Arabic port new typewriter $100, singer sewing electric $125, canvas extend chairs $35, mens new suits $100 604-985-1968

ELNA XPRESSIVE software for elna sewing maching never used $900 778-788-4338 FRIDGE, LIKE new $275, Whirlpool SXS fridge $475, Italian 2 pce china cab $850, TV cabinet w/TV $60, record player/cass/cd cab w/glass door $75, BBQ to go fire & ice $125. canopy swing, w/covers and pillows $275. 604-980-2285

Sports Equipment

OPTION SNOWBOARDS $50

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Daycare Centres

Licensed Group Daycare Spaces Avail Now , 12mo - 5 yrs. 22 Yrs Exp. ★604-929-5799★

Sat, Nov 24, 10am - 5pm Bottom of the Barrel Snowboard Sale!

Scratched, defects & demos. Otherwise awesome! $50. Loads of Merino, Movement Skis, Diamir, Packs, Gloves, Organic Apparel.

153 East 1st St, North Van. Reg hours Tues-Fri 11-6

Call

604-630-3300 to place your ad!

GARAGE SALES 2080

MINK & Fox Fur Coat More selection at the shop. Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th St. North Van. Call: (604) 987-5938

Recycler

Garage Sale

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Garage Sale

North Van

NEW Teak patio furniture. Folding chair $79, Folding table $299, Ext. table $750. 604-834-1399 ROCHE BOBOIS off white leather sofa, love seat and arm chair $3000 obo 604-987-6276

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Recycler

1962 Handcrafted sofa & chair. Quality Manufacturer, apt size, sold frame, needs slip cover/ upholstery, must pickup, investment piece, 604-921-8351

West Van Antique Sale 20+ tables Sat Nov 24, 10-3pm WV Lawn Bowling Club 650 20th St Art, jewelry, art glass, pottery, clothing, linens,ecords, books, toys, decor & furniture Part proceeds to SPCA

OPTION SNOWBOARDS $50

Sat, Nov 24, 10am - 5pm Bottom of the Barrel Snowboard Sale!

Scratched, defects & demos. Otherwise awesome! $50. Loads of Merino, Movement Skis, Diamir, Packs, Gloves, Organic Apparel.

153 East 1st St, North Van. North Van ESTATE SALE Sat, Nov 24, 9am-5pm #6 - 245 East 5th St Complete household including many collectibles, HO railroad equipment, military books & memorabilia, tools & lots, lots more No Early birds!

Reg hours Tues-Fri 11-6 NORTH VAN

GARAGE SALE Sat, Nov 24, 9am - 2pm 868 Drayton St Off Hendry

Kitchen, antiques, collectibles, books, clothing & much more. Surprise Draw!

AUCTION CALENDAR 2020

Auctions

ANTIQUE AUCTION

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH @ 3:00 PM Antiques, Collectibles, Estates & Jewellery

Viewing Times: Tuesday, November 27th; 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Wednesday, November 28th; 9:00 am ’Til Auction Time

SENIOR’S SCOOTER. New, electric, below retail, Shoprider Marquis 888SLN, used less than 6x, was $4500, will sell $2000. Call for info, 604-230-3086

From advertising executive or banker to x-ray technician or zookeeper, you'll find it in the Employment Section.

COMMUNITY INTEGRATION SERVICES SOCIETY Casual Life Skills Workers Needed Community Integration Services Society (CISS) is looking for Casual Life Skills Workers to work at their day program in N. Vancouver. Minimum availability of 3 days/week required. The programs are only open during the daytime, M - F (no w/e’s, evenings, or stats). The programs focus on employment, volunteer, recreation, leisure support to adults with developmental disabilities of varying ages. Qualifications include grade 12, related education (degree, diploma, certificate) in the human services/community support field, past work/volunteer experience with individuals with developmental disabilities, current CPR/FA certificate, a drivers license that permits you to transport more than one passenger, a reliable vehicle with business insurance and 2 million dollar liability coverage, a good command of the English language and computer skills. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and trustworthy people who meet these qualifications. Only short listed applicants will be contacted and the successful applicant(s) must undergo a criminal records check. Please fax your resume to Pam Galt at 778-285-5520, email to employment@gociss.org or mail to 2175 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam B.C., V3C 3A2.

HP COLOUR laser printer $75, Illuminite speakers 3 way, 150 watt 2 sets $50, samsung printer cartridge new $20, antique safe $950, handpainted wood art + more home decor onyx & brass handcarved articles indoor/ garden items. 604-922-8141 Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477 Mink Coat very long small. Matching hat, Harrods London, worn 5 times, $5000 obo. Long evening dress, backless size 10/12, worn once, gold pure silk jersey, $500 obo. 604-913-2455

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• Antiques & Collectibles • Gold & Sterling Silver Jewellery • Victorian & Edwardian Furnishings • Oriental & Inuit Soapstone Carvings • Ivory & Jade Carvings • Sterling Silver Flatware Sets & More • Several Dinner Sets • Royal Doulton, Hummel & Dresden Figurines • Oriental Porcelain • Several Persian Carpets • Bronzed Figures & Statues • Mantle Clocks, Wall Clocks & Vintage Lighting • Stained Glass Panels • Artwork (Oil Paintings, Watercolours & Limited Edition Prints) • 2 Gramaphones • Contents Of Several Estates & More…

Open to the General Public – Everyone is Welcome!

Fuel

A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H

FIREWOOD

604-726-3024 or 604-760-0255 TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Pick up or delivered. Rod 604-985-7193

NOTE: Furniture Auctions Held Every Wednesday @ 6:00 PM & Restaurant /Food Equipment Auctions Held Monthly FOR MORE DETAILS & PHOTOS VISIT: www.lovesauctions.com

LOVE’S AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS LTD. 2720 No. 5 Road, Richmond, B.C.

604-244-9350

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Decorations/ Trees

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Christmas Corner 1655

Fairs/Bazaars

Eagles Starlight Room

U Cut & Fresh Cut

SALE: Douglas Fir trees $30 Nov.

Cash or Cheque only

Fairs/Bazaars

Christmas Craft Fair

Family Christmas Tree Farm.COM Family Fun, Carols, Free Candy Canes, Saws Provided

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30th

- Dec.

21st

9AM - 8PM Daily 24488 52 Ave. Langley West off 248 St.

SUNDAY, NOV. 25 LLED ETH NC3pm A C T 10am VEN

EOver 30 Tables Available $ 40 ea. 170 West 3rd Street North Vancouver To Book a Table:

604-856-4889

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Fairs/Bazaars

Saturday, November 24 10:00am til 3:00pm At the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 118 @ 123 West 15th Street North Vancouver

1655

3508 3507

Cats RAT TERRIER, 2.5yr, choc/tan, spay, AKC Reg, micro, shots, trained, looks like MinPin, money back guar $1275. 604 941-2494

Fairs/Bazaars

CRAFT FAIR

St. Stephen’s Hall

ARABIAN-PERSIAN , sibs, 3 yr imprtd rscu, indoor/safe outdoor, nutrd, chip, go together. best offer/ hm. 778-297-4470 glauirs@yahoo.ca

24th & Mountain Hwy

Many tables with beautiful hand made items! Bake Sale Table! Competition Table! Raffles!

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

Crafts, Baking, Lunch, Raffle.

Christmas Craft Fair & Bazaar Kiwanis Care Centre Sat., Nov. 24 • 10am - 2pm

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 10AM-4PM DECEMBER 1 & 2

$2.00 Children 12 & under FREE

• 103 CRAFTERS & ARTISANS • CONCESSION • FREE CHILD CARE • DOOR PRIZES

2444 Burr Place Crafts, jewellery, baking, knitting, gift baskets, and silent auction. Proceeds support programs & equipment for residents of KCC.

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Sat., Nov. Nov.27 24••10am 10am-5pm Sat., - 5pm Over 140 Vendors

Admission: $3 Under 12 Free Snack Bar • •Child-Minding Refreshments Child-Minding • Entertainment ��� Prizes

Dogs

4 P/BRED European, German Shepherd puppies, CKC+shots Classic colors/lrg parents. from $1000. 604-538-4883

DUNBAR COMMUNITY CENTRE 4747 Dunbar St. (at West 31st)

Capilano United Church

ALL SMALL BREED PUPS Local and non-shedding. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

2260 Philip Ave., N.Van.

Saturday, November 24 9am - 2pm

• RETRO DESIGN & •

ANTIQUES FAIR

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

Saturday December 01 2012 10 am to 5pm Sunday December 02 2012 10am to 4pm

Sunday • DEC 2 • 10am-3pm Croatian Cultural Centre

Friday November 30th, Noon - 7:00pm Saturday December 1st, 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday December 2nd, 10:00am - 4:00pm

SHRINE CENTRE

3550 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby Free Admission Tarot Card Readings Available Chance to win a

$150 Shopping Spree!

Vendor Tables Available. $50 one day or $80 for both days For more information: Jen Thomas @ 778 378 5113 or email @ jthomas@twnation.ca

Promote your Craft Fairs, Christmas Events ❄ and Services ❄

ANNUAL

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR! Saturday, Nov. 24th Sunday, Nov. 25th 9am - 5pm

Chief Joe Mathias Centre 100 Capilano Road, North Vancouver

604-980-6338

on Christmas Corner ads until Dec. 25

Call 604-630-3300 and book today.

3250 Commercial Drive, Van. 604-980-3159 • Adm. $5

SUGAR PLUM TEA Sat, Nov 24th 11am - 3pm

St. John’s Church Lounge 13th & Chesterfield, North Vancouver Home Baking, Arts & Crafts, Gift Baskets, Prizes, Lunch $8

Saturday, Nov 24 10am - 3pm

Christmas whimsies, fine traditional crafts, bake sale, refeshments, raffles & much more!

FREE ADMISSION

144 East 22nd St., N. Van

GERMAN SHORT haired Pointer pups born Sept 1/12 Excl hunting & family dog, shots $650 ea 604-824-7917

Sat., Nov. 24 10am - 2pm

Donations for the Food Bank as well as Socks, Underwear, Toques and Mittens will be accepted at this event.

Silver Harbour Christmas Bazaar

BERNESE Mountain dog puppies famiily raised, shots and vet checked 604-940-2218

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Holiday Helper

Christmas Light Installations cyhomeservices.com 604-816-6192 Santa’s Little Helpers want to Install Your Christmas Light this Season! Serving the North Shore. Competitive rates. 604-841-7074

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

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

Financial Services

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

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1200 CedarVillage Close,NV 604-904-6400

... and because we like Christmas as much as you do we are offering a

25% discount

MASTIFF Pit Shepherd Puppies - 9 Weeks Old! Beautiful & healthy, 1st vet visit. Need to go! $350. 604-819-5766

Business Services

HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Contact Allison Schmidt at: 1-877-793-3222 www.dcac.ca

5035

Artisans, Hot Lunch, Famous Bake Sale & More!

Metaphysical

TRUE PSYCHICS 4 Answers CALL NOW 24/7 Toll FREE 1-877-342-3032 Mobile: #4486 www.truepsychics.ca

5017

604-222-6060

CRAFT FAIR & TEA

Tsleil-Waututh Nation 10th Annual Christmas Craft Fair

STAIN/PET URINE TREATMENT Specialist in carpet, sofa, mattress cleaning. 604-536-7627 www.emerald.chemdry.ca

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Kris Kringle 24th Annual

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre 600 West Queens North Van 987-PLAY

Pet Services

604-724-7652

604.987.8815

Annual

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Saturday, Nov 24th, 9:30am - 2:00pm

aerie2638office@shawbiz.ca

26 th

Dogs

Legal Services

REMOVE YOUR Criminal Record 100,000+ have used our services since 1989. BBB A+ rating. US Waiver allows you to travel to the US, or apply for a Record Suspension (Pardon) professional & affordable. Call 1-8-NOW PARDON (1-866-972-7366) www.RemoveYourRecord.com

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF JAMES MONTGOMERY BRICKLEY, also known as JAMES M. BRICKLEY and JAMES BRICKLEY late of 2341 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7V 1K9 (the “Estate”) NOTICE is given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate are required to send them to the executrix, Elizabeth Anne Kirkwood, at P.O. Box 11130, #3000 – 1055 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 3R3, on or before December 31, 2012, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received. EXECUTRIX: ELIZABETH ANNE KIRKWOOD SOLICITOR: Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP

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Body Work

The Art of Asian Bodycare 604-980-8809 101-1075 Marine Dr, North Van

7010

Personals

MERIDIEN SPA

604-985-4969 www.meridienspa.com NEW STAFF ADDITIONS

Friday, November 23, 2012 - North Shore News - A47

REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services

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6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-08

Coquitlam

$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see uSELLaHOME.com id5633

Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information. PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Abbotsford

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $124,900 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

6008-04

HUGE 1200SF 2br 2ba condo Kids, pets ok, 2nd fl with own side yard $285K 604-818-6080 see uSELLaHOME.com id5471

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see uSELLaHOME.com id5549

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512

RENO’D 770SF 1 BR 2nd fl with new appls insuite laundry, pets kids ok $171,500 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

6008-26

Port Moody

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

Richmond

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

6008-30

Surrey

$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $103,900 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see uSELLaHOME.com id5616

6008-36

HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550

NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571

6008-14

Vancouver West Side

Chilliwack

New Westminster

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Penthouse, 1400sf, 2bdrm, 2 decks, new appl, $239,900. Call 604-768-8879 TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see uSELLaHOME.com id5578

6008-22

North Vancouver

GREAT 2 bedroom condo in heart of Lynn Valley backing onto a serene green belt and creek.Efficient floor plan and ample storage. Only minutes from Lynn Valley Centre and trails. $358,000. 604-671-1301

@

Place ads online @ NSNews.com

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

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320

NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609

For Sale by Owner

6015

For Sale by Owner

3225 CAPILANO Cres. North Van.

Enjoy entertaining perched above the Capilano river 20,000+ sq ft lot, this home has over 2400 sq ft of living. Wonderful open main floor plan w/vaulted ceilings and wall to wall windows. 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2 f/p and 1000 sq feet of sundecks & patios to capture the essence of West Coast Living at the water’s edge.

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349 THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $399,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

capilanocrescent@hotmail.com

'FIXER UPPER in MARPOLE. 2 bdrm 857sf $340K, park view. 201-1414 73rd. Pat Ginn SuttonWestCoast 604 220-9188

6008-40

W.End/Down/ Yaletown

Dreaming of a New Home?

FORECLOSURE SALE Distress sale. Receive free list w/Pics $2 Mill and up. www.VancouverLuxury CondosForeclosure.com

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552

HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room $649,500 604-560-4109 see uSELLaHOME.com id5555

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $404,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

6008-18

GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593

6015

6015

For Sale by Owner

Surrey

Burnaby WALNUT GROVE quiet 1311sf 3br 1.5ba with private back yard SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see uSELLaHOME.com id5539

6008-06

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-28

Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★ ■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

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PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270 sf. 2 br + den 2 ba in a +45 building $295,000. 778-809-0769 see uSELLaHOME.com id5574

Check the Real estate section.

To advertise call 604-630-3300

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on http://propertyguys.com/propert y/index/id/69236

WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

REAL DEPARTURE Bay-No steep stairs on cliff front. Just 2 blks to sandy, usable beach. 8 min to ferry, shopping closer. 2,600 sq ft, 2 bdrm suite, active views, 3 full baths, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot w/ access to RV pad behind house. $439,000. Drive by 2895 Fairbanks (cnr Bay St.) Nanaimo. View by appointment. 250-585-1111, 250-729-7420

West Van DUNDARAVE HOUSE 2 stories, 4 BR, 4bath, office, lrg kitchen/fam rm, 3 car heated garage, nr shops/schls, beach, 4100sf, lot 8119sf, great value, $2,388,000. 604-730-9912

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A48 - North Shore News - Friday, November 23, 2012

REAL ESTATE cont. from previous page

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Houses - Sale

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Houses - Sale

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Chilliwack

Houses - Sale

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North Delta

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Houses - Sale

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Surrey

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Houses - Sale

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PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511

6020-08

Coquitlam

OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

★ WE BUY HOMES ★ Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Any Condition! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

●DIFFICULTY SELLING?●

Difficulty Making Payments?

No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees!

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

Abbotsford

AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 seeuSELLaHOME.com id5618

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,800 604-498-2616 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

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6020-26

Langley/ Aldergrove

CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551

QUEEN MARY large 3700sf 7br+ den 5ba on 7869sf lot, 2br side suite $739,000 778-688-3621 see uSELLaHOME.com id5615

North Vancouver

2490 CALEDONIA, North Van OPEN Sat 1-4pm, Sun 1-3:30pm or by appointment. One of the Best Views in Deep Cove - $1,390,000 Beautiful 3 bedroom cedar home with stunning, pristine 240 degree views over Deep Cove and 2 marinas. 3 floors on rare, landscaped 10,000 sq ft lot with stream. 350 sq ft deck. $2,100 mth luxury suite to help pay the mortgage. Steps to the forest trail, Deep Cove and just 20 mins to Downtown. Lovingly renovated www.deepcovehome.com Call Deanna 778-829-6993

Ladner/ South Delta

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599

6020-14

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350

6020-36 CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

6020-30

Port Moody

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628

6020-06

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

Chilliwack

11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561

6020-34 FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

WILLOUGHBY NEW 3034sf 6br 5ba w/legal 2br basement suite quiet cr, $599,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607

6020-22

New Westminster

528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

6020-24

Vancouver East Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

6020-52

Other Areas BC

FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

6025

Industrial/ Commercial

Surrey

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

BOLIVAR HTS beautifully updated 1600sf 3br rancher, 7830 sf view lot $399K 778-394-0228 see uSELLaHOME.com id5562

BOLIVAR HTS beautifully updated 1600sf 3br rancher, 7830 sf view lot SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see uSELLaHOME.com id5562

GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

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

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-4 7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $599,000 Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker

Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

www.realestatehomes.net

PENDER ISLAND, level building lot (3819 Pirates Rd) 0.36 ac/ 15,681 sq ft with water sewer, hydro, cable at lot line. By owner only $109,900. 604-988-2653

CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

Out Of Town Property

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509

Lots & Acreage

1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592 ARIZONA- EXCHANGE for property in Canada. As new 2 SXS duplex’s in Fountain Hills. Valued $188k per unit, or $360k for both. Call 604-926-2785

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

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566

6035

Mobile Homes

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site $6K 604-850-6498 see uSELLaHOME.com id5315

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

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

6030

6050

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see uSELLaHOME.com id5556

NORTH VAN Prime area, corner of Lonsdale/Esplanade, 2199sf, + mezzanine, zone retail/comm, 3 parking stalls, fixtured luxury office. $2.5M, 604-984-0836

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515 alanweeks@comcast.net

6052

Real Estate Investment

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/ 90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536 MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

North Delta

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

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

OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606

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

Tsawwas.

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611 EAST, STUNNING Mt Baker view 2850 sf 5br 3ba bungalow, mn flr Master, $454,900 250-656-0549 see uSELLaHOME.com id5456

Lots & Acreage

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

6020-38 2-4pm, Sat/Sun, 1979 Glenaire Dr (by Capilano River), great cozy 4 BR home, lrg lot, next to approved Village Centre, including community cntre, retail plaza, seniors housing & high density residential. Re-zoning potential, land value increase. Great Price $798,000, hurry! Paul Murphy, Sutton, 604-986-1586

6030

Surrey

Real Estate

Canada’s largest For Sale by Owner Company offering: • Local and National exposure of your property • Personal “For Sale by Owner” Coaching • Local MLS access onto Realtor.ca • Property Valuation and Legal Support “$499.00 Year-End-Listing Special” gives you a PropertyGuys.com listing with MLS onto Realtor.ca included. Call your nearest PropertyGuys.com representative now: Coquitlam - Sheila Vessey 604-897-4034 Maple Ridge - Karen Murray 604-762-1901 604-762-1909 Langley - Rod Gehl 604-626-6027 Abbotsford - Ken Talyor 604-768-8857 www.PropertyGuys.com

6020-02

6020

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597

GUILDFORD NEW 4889sf 9br 6½ ba, main fl br, 2 suites river +mtn vu $899,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5610

INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613

CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591

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

6050

Out Of Town Property

Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000 www.bcoceanfronthomes.com

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592

REAL ESTATE RENTALS 6065

Recreation Property

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Large Bach upper Lonsdale, $770 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, Dec 1, 604-202-3458

Bach from $845 1 Bdrm from $1105 2 Bdrm from $1425

RENTALS 604-980-3606 rentals@caprent.com www.caprent.com

2 BR, $1215, Dec 1, nr Hospital & Safeway, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 1 yr lease 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922

1 BDRM updated, view concrete , 4th & Lonsdale, $1100 ns/np, avail Dec 1st 604-761-4457 1 BR, 18 & Lonsdale, incl heat & hw, drapes, balc, elevator, ns, np, $960, Dec 1st, 604-220-6817 1 BR, 2 BR’s, view, avail Now. 1 year lse, 125 West 19th, N/S, No Pets, coin w/d, 778-554-0537

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

1 BR $900, south balcony, new hardwood floors, heat/hotwater, N/S N/P, 604-904-9507

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

LE CHATEAU

Bright clean apts - Lynn Valley 1 BR carpet or laminate $970 Heat hw incld, Avail now. Coin laundry, NS, 1 cat ok, u/g prkg extra, on site Manager, Call Diana 604-980-9219 LYNN VALLEY 2 BR, hardwood, cat/sm dog ok, avail now $1150. 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

MOUNTAIN COURT APTS, Lynn Valley, 1 Br $1000, 2BR $1300, 3 BR $1550. Hardwood, f/p, incls heat, hw, prkg & cable. Pool, cat ok 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2 BR, avail Now/Dec 1st 3 BR, avail Dec 1st, Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar 145 West Keith Road.

1 BR avail immed or Dec 1 Studios & 2 BR avail Dec 1 Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok. 604-986-3356

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

BAYVIEW APTS

1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322 Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 BR & 2 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

MOVE IN BONUS AMBLESIDE TOWER

1 BR (Avail Now & Dec 1) & 2 BR (Avail Now & Dec 1), Mnt/ Ocean views, incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms. Walk to beach & shops. Small pet ok. 604-922-8443 PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bach, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s avail now. By appt. 604-921-7800

1 BR, top flr 3rd & Mahon, n/s, n/p, $985 incl heat/hw/ 1 prkg, lease 604-985-1930 1730 Chesterfield 1 br, faces east, dw, hw flrs, patio, prkg avail, pet neg. Dec 1. 604-987-5841

1BDRM + den Raven Woods Dr, NVan 770sq ft. 6 appl. NS/ NP. Avail Jan 1. $1,350/mo. Annual lease. 604-341-5206 1BR, 2BR & 3BR lrge bright, mtn /waterview, 300 blk W 4th/17th, $900+ incls ht/hw 604-725-4873

North Vancouver 144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER

2 BR, suites $1800. Available Dec 1. Well maint ste with d/w. Professionally managed building close to all amenities with new fitness centre. No pets, 1 yr lease. Call 604-983-6920

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

WESTWIND APTS - 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR mnt view, Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734

PARK TERRACE 1766 Duchess Ave. 2 bdrm - hardwood fl d/w. $1435/mth, no pets. Dec 1st. Call for appt. 604-926-3493

Park Royal Towers

Completely Renovated

1, 2 & 3 Bdrm. Suites 1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.) 3 BR (1370 sq. ft.) Penthouse (1650 sq. ft.)

Spectacular City & Ocean Views! Huge Balconies Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

WATERFRONT LUXURY The Pink Palace on the Seawall

3 Bdrm

Indoor/outdoor pools. Fitness centre & billiard room, no smoking 2222 Bellevue Ave. To view: 604-926-0627

1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Dec 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452 2 BDRM, 1 bath, avail Jan 1 for 1 yr, nr edgemont ns/np, $1100 + util 604-926-4466 PALM SPRINGS Vacation Home 55+ Gated Park, $119K, 1800sf, BR 2.5 BA. Call 604-737-7756

2 BDRM in woodcroft, crnr ste, pool, gym, game rm, Dec 1 $1750 all util/elec inc 604-761-7879

RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1450 604-921-4384

WHISTLER CREEKSIDE 1/4 share condo in Evolution 1 Br 3rd flr, open flr plan, pet friendly & amazing amenities. Steps to Gondola, shops, Starbucks. $76,900 neg. 778-996-3565

HOT SPOT FOR SALE

For information

604-630-3300

2 BR garden apt, pool, balc, heat, cble, prkg, fp, family cplex, upr Lons np, $1040, 604-987-8814 2 BR, Lynn Valley, large $1195, Nov 15 or Dec 1. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922

2BR - Just Listed! 124 W 20th St Large unit w/balc in desirable Lonsdale area, cls to shops & transport. On-site ldry, prkg, lots of amens, h/w flrs. 604-837-5008 DEEP COVE Furn 1 Br apt in Ravenwoods complex. Incls queen size bed, full kitchen, flat screen tv, internet, enste w/d & sectional couch. Quiet area, Dogs welcome. $1600. Avail Now. 604-339-4099 Esplande West at the Pier Lrg 1 BR + den, partial waterview. Lower Lons, 9’ ceilings, flr to ceiling windows, f/p, inste w/d, storage, a/c,$1650 incl utils, ns, avail Now, 604-831-6850

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

WWW.EASYRENT.CA, id#1157, 2548 Lawson Ave 1 BR, 2 bath, side ste, 880sf, 6 appls, patio, hw flrs, great view, $1675/mo, No Pets, now Immed, 604-662-3279

6515

Duplexes - Rent

2 BDRM 1800sf, adult 4-plex, hardwood flrs, patio, nr SeaBus, Dec 1 $1690: Chad 604-328-5545

6522

Furnished Accommodation

1 & 2 bdrm furn ste, 1000sf, 1 bdrm $1350, 2 bdrm $1450 604-987-2691 1 BR & den, quiet, clean, bright fully equipped kitchen, incl bedding, towels, hydro, cable, w/d, priv. entr., nr bus, delightful suite, East 4th, $1150/m. 604-644-8590 1 BR furnished classy apt, view, E 4th & Lonsdale, own entry, deck, d/w, 1 u/g prkg, Dec 1, $1200, long term, ns np 604-219-0286

PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, dw, n/p, n/s avail Dec 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800

All Utilities Included

1 BR AVAILABLE. Move-in allowance, Rent start $1175, well maintained building. To view call 604-985-4272

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

North Van Apt. Rentals

1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

1 BDRM $975, quiet bldg, 17th/ Lonsdale, sec prkg, reno’d, incl heat h/w. Cat ok. 990-8262 / 985-1658

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

6505-11

CENTRAL LONSDALE 1 BR patio, d/w, Immed, cat ok $1050. 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route. CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $250K by owner, 604-795-3663

Apartments & Condos

MOVE-IN BONUS

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

6505

Friday, November 23, 2012 - North Shore News - A49

A SHORT STAY North Shore & Kitsilano 1 & 2 br + p/house. Renos, families, execs 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com

Dec 15th, Short Term, 2-6mos, $1550-$1650 inclusive, ns/np grandmanor.ca 604-988-6082 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com

6540

Houses - Rent

3 BR + DEN, contemporary, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas f/p, new reno, nr schools/shops, Seymour area, np ns, Dec 1. $2100. Ref’s 604-220-0595

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 BR - $1600 710 sqft plus balcony with an amazing view of the mountains and ocean. Fully renovated with hardwood floors, granite countertops, mirror sliding closet doors, contemporary light fixtures and vertical blinds.

Call 604-922-8815 to view.

2 BR 1 bath, Ambleside, $1535 incls heat, basic cable & prkg, avail now, no pet, 1 yr lease 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

LIVING ROOM Find it in the Real Estate Section. To advertise call

604.630.3300

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call 604-RTO-HOME/604-786-4663 www.ReadySetOwn.ca

6565

Office/Retail Rent

150sf - 600sf Prime Office Space Avail for Lease. Excellent Rates! Call Jeff or Ross 604-980-3003 300SF OFFICE/STUDIO, 2nd flr, quiet bldg, $500/m, incl hst/hydro. 604-986-6682 or 604-250-4328

6590

Rooms

FURN Room, central Lonsdale, Dec 1st, $350 incls utils, prefer female. 604-983-2135r aft 12pm

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

1 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495, ensuite bth $595 incl. 604-329-7449

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR bsmt ste, Tempe area, suits 1 person, $880, np ns, avail now 604281-0178, 604-512-8028 2 BDRM w/ gas fp, laundry 1000sf, in new hm $1500+util, cls to river/trails Dec 1 604-929-4824 2 BR bsmt suite above ground, 1100sf, own wd, fp, Dollarton area, cov’d prkg, ns, $1300, Dec 1st. 604-728-6962

Carpentry

WOOD WORK REPAIRS

& Finishing Carpentry • Fix furniture & cabinetry • Shelving, baseboards, mouldings • Upholstery and more

604-506-3839 A TICKETED CARPENTER Windows, doors, int. finishing, WCB. Sean 604-290-5994 FINISH CARPENTRY Renovatons Call Roger 604-817-7672 *STRUCTURAL CHANGES*, framing, finishing, repairs. Professional & precise, 778-233-0559

8055

Cleaning

$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com ✫✫A CLEAN SWEEP ✫✫ Reliable Housecleaning service. 778 836-9970 ✫✫ 604 987-9970 GET HELP with your holiday cleaning. Exc. Refs. Non-Toxic products. Yolanda 778-228-8228 Housekeeping, Caregiver, Nanny: Live In/Out, Driver, 24/7, Asian Domestic ★ 778-330-6210

8060

Concrete

N.C.B. CONCRETE LTD. Specializing in residential concrete. Repair, removal and new installation. Patio specialists. 604-988-9523, 604-988-9495

8073

Drainage

AQUADRAIN EXCAV Drainage/ Water/Sewer. Debris & Concrete removal, lrg/sm jobs 604-418-1446

WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 NORTH SHORE DRAINAGE Drain cleaning, repairs, 24 hr. All types of drainage 778-552-2050

3 BR Norgate, suits small family, refs, fenced yard, n/pets, ns, $2200. Avail now, 604-272-1938 4 BDRM 1.5 bath, $2400 inc util, ns, pet ok w/ restrictions, Lynn Valley 604-728-1782

2 BR g/l ste, new, Dundarave, nr amens, granite, inste w/d, priv ent, n/s n/p, $1700. 604-340-4429

PARK ROYAL DRAINAGE Call 604-987-7663

WWW.EASYRENT.CA, id#1187, 4795 Marineview Cresc. 6 bdrm, 4 baths, 2600sf, 7 appls, balc, f/p, hw flrs, great view, $3995/mo, N/P, avail Immed, 604-662-3279

2BDRM BSMT SUITE Upper Lonsdale, $1,295 includes hydro & hot water, n/s, n/p. (604) 3132160, email: sonyap@telus.net 3 BR, den, office, Cntrl Lonsdale, cov’d decks back & front, h/wd, w/d, bright $1950, 604-725-4873

ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321

8 BR, 5 ensuite, new executive, upper Londsdale, 4600sf, 2 F/P, double garage, $4000, 604-716-2256

Central Lonsdale, N Van, 2 BR cozy newly reno’d, new appls, 1 yr lease, $1500/mo, avail Now, ns/ np, 604-925-4340, 604-551-6101

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DUNDRAVE, 3 bdrm, ocean view, own w/d, pets ok, $2950 & utils, nr Rec Centre, bus, school, Avail NOW, call 778-279-1221

8030

2 BR, Dundarave, W Van in new home, nr Seawall, shops, ss appls, own w/d, gas fp, alarm, ns np, unfurnished $1800 incl utils or furnished $2200. 604-551-0039

Caulfeild View,2000sf open plan, 2BR +den, 1.5 bath, updated, clean, quiet, Dec 1, ns, pet negot. $2700+utils, 604-926-3630

2 BR suites available Now. Starting at $1900. Beautifully renovated units with ocean or mountain views, 900sq.ft., hardwood floors & DW. Prestigious building steps from all amenities & Ambleside Beach. Sorry, No Pets. Call 604-922-4724 to view.

Houses - Rent

Large, clean, private, furnished room in apt, $595 incls internet, utils, laundry. 604-603-3533

AMBLESIDE 3 bdrm + den, 3 ba, quiet, view, pet ok, N/s pref. $2850+ut. Dec 1 604-317-1553

1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA

6540

HOMESERVICES

BRAND NEW Dundarave 1 BR + flex room, 2 full baths, insuite laundry, 912 sq ft garden suite, on bus route, $1400/mth, np ns. 604-926-3478 before 8pm

6605

Townhouses Rent

2 BDRM, Newly reno’d 5 appl, f/p, lam flrs, patio, backyrd, $1650. Rufus Dr, ns/np. 604-980-6250

2BR near CapU $1600/m 940sf W/D, dshwshr, covered prking, storage, vanccan@yahoo.com

GRAND BLVD-EXEC 2 bdrm rancher recent reno’d, 6 app, f/p, h/w flrs, granite cntr top, lrg yrd, fully finished garage w/bath, Inlaw suite/office. $2250 604-779-7974

3 BDRM, 3 bath, fp, decks, and more! n/s, nr parks/trails, lease $2600+util Call 604-987-6856

2 BR/3BR Avail. Move-in allowance. 5 appls., 1 bath, variable lease term. NP/NS. Rent starts at $1450/mo. Call, 604-986-0511

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

WEST VAN, Dundarave, Exec home, 3bdrm + den, 3 bath, gas stove, sub zero freezer, h/w flrs, f/p’s, n/pets, $4600 604-922-9772

8075

Drywall

AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 Boarding & Taping, Small Jobs Welcome! Free Est.Reliable! Call Gurprit ★ 604-710-7769 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

8080

Electrical

A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319

DEEP COVE seaside cottage, 2 br, fp, hardwood, lrg deck , garage ns $2325. 604-929-5191

2-4pm, Sat/Sun, 1901 Glenaire Dr (by Capilano River), great cozy 4 BR home, lrg lot, next to approved Village Centre, including community cntre, retail plaza, seniors housing & high density residential. Re-zoning potential, land value increase. Great Price $798,000, hurry! Paul Murphy, Sutton, 604-986-1586

★★POINT GREY★★ DRAINAGE Call 604-379-2641

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276 ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332 LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 For All Your Electrical Needs 604-988-7232

8090

Fencing/Gates

PAUL’S AFFORDABLE FENCING & DECKING. 24.yrs. exp. Free est. Call 604-210-4202 Affordable Fencing & Decking Quality workmanship for 25 yrs. on the N. Shore, 604-929-6669

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

BEAUTIFUL Cedar Fences. Custom/pre-made. 778-322-8645 johngormleycontracting.com

604-630-3300

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HOME SERVICES cont. from previous page

8100

Fireplaces

PRO GAS - North Shore Gas fireplaces. Repair & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

Golden Hardwood & Laminate & Tiles. Prof install, refinishing, sanding & repairs. 778-858-7263 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8125

Gutters

NORTH SHORE

(max. $400)

• Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca ACCREDITED BUSINESS

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

604-876-4604 WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105

North Shore Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-988-5294

8130

Landscaping

CONSTRUCTIVE LANDSCAPING

★ Stonework.paving stones ★ Cedar decks/fencing ★ Pergola’s ★ 30 yrs exp Call Danny 604-250-7824 www.constructivelandscaping.com

Y.K. Landscaping Co. Ltd.

604-518-5623

20 Years Experience Retaining Walls, Paving Stones, Rock Garden, Fences Water Sprinklers SPECIAL FALL CLEAN-UP (Garden) Design - Consultation- Installation 604-518-5661 KatsuraLandscaping.ca GARDEN ER, lawn & garden, mtce, pruning, hedge trimming, garden clean up.... 778-378-8911

AT YOUR HOME GUTTERS

NO HST! til Dec.15

8155

Handyperson

CAPILANO HANDYMAN Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting, Demolition, Gardening and more

Tel: 604-219-0666

www.capilanohandyman.com

8160

Lawn & Garden

garden

ER+

Lawn & Garden Maintenance Tree Pruning Hedge Trimming Garden Clean Up Garbage Removal All Your Garden Emergencies & More www.garden-er.com

778 378 8911

A.A. BEST PRO

GARDEN SERVICES LTD. Lawn Maintenance, General Clean-Up, Moss Control, Trim, Top, Prune. Free Est.

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. New lawns, trimming, weeding, gutters, fall cleanups 604-723-2468 Serafina Garden Services Maintenance, Design, Organic References Avail , 604-984-4433 Fall Clean up, power wash, debris removal, gutter clean, odd jobs, hedge trim 604-657-7532

A-1 JOB by Arms & Minds Renos Carpentry cabinets, doors, finishing,

Ny Ton Gardening Yard Clean Up, Prunning, Shrubs, Hedging, Trimming, etc. 604-782-5288

AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT Home Maintenance & Repairs. Experienced, Reliable Service, Reasonable Rates Call Michael – 604 619-1126

TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667

floors, drywall, paint Mark 604-761-7745

Single Father Handyman Proficient in all Facets, Int/Ext Home Improvements ★ Fall Discounts ★ Dave 778-987-7180

8140

Heating

Pro Gas NORTH SHORE Furnaces • Boilers • Gas fitting • Heat Pumps • Service & Installation 604-925-1341 • www.progas.ca

Clean Sweep?

Sell it in the Classifieds!

604

630.3300

8175

Masonry

8185

Moving & Storage

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

MOVING & STORAGE

1175 W.15 St. North Van

Garbage Removal • Deliveries

MOVING

Licensed & Insured

Give us an estimate and we will beat it!

Call 778.994.5403

Movers.ca

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

RENOVATIONS FINISH CARPENTRY Call Roger 604-817-7672 2 OLD GUYS 2 YOUNG TO RETIRE WE DO IT ALL!

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700

H 604-986-3986 C 604-537-9452

ACCURATE PAINTING - Int & ext, new const. Good prices. 15+ yrs exp. Henry cell 604-754-9661

Actual Plumbing & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-908-1469

★ An Interior Specialist ★ SEA TO SKY PAINTING Small or Big Jobs, Quick & Clean Quality Craftsmanship, Insured, Free Est. Carter 604-790-4554

Carpentry, flooring, electrical, plumbing, pressure washing. Insured, WCB, 25 yrs exp. 604-785-9770

BRUSH, ROLL, SPRAY. Serving the North Shore 28 years. Shoreline Painters 604-986-2453 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 OSZVALD’S PAINTING (1974) Int & ext painting, pressure washing, papering, taping, texturing. Res & comm 604-980-4249 PAINTING AND WALLPAPER Free Estimate Tel: 604-219-0666 ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-809-3842

8220

Plumbing

Actual Plumbing Heating & Gas

★ 24 / 7★

❏ Senior’s Discount ❏ Military Discount ❏ Same Day Hotwater Tank ❏ No Job Too Small ❏ Licensed & Insured ❏ BBB

actualplumbing.ca

604-908-1469 We accept Visa, MC, Amex

CYHOME SERVICES.COM Int/Ext Renovations Home Repairs • 604-816-6192

WEST SIDE ROOFING

604-722-1105 FF 15% O TODAY!

604-722-1105

THE ROOFER (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. WCB, insured 604-985-1913

8255

DELBROOK Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

604 710-2008

Lic - Ins - Bonded

WESTMOR Plumbing Ltd Res/Com, Professional Service flat rate 7 days/wk 604-551-8531

8225

Power Washing

★ Pars Pro Painters★ Powerwashing, gutter/window cleaning int/ext, 604-868-9440

Rubbish Removal

WAS $29,995

08 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT

11 BMW 328i xDRIVE

STK 245121 WAS $19,900

STK 951310 WAS $38,900

AWD, 7 pass, loaded. Stk 949560

NOW $12,998

ON SITE Reno’s. Interiors Kitchens, Baths. Mike 604-986-4358 www.onsiterenovations.com RETIRED ARCHITECT Home Design • Renovations •City Permit Problems etc. Call Bill 604-916-3340 or email: billmccreery1@gmail.com

8250

Roofing

NORTH SHORE AT YOUR HOME ROOFING

NO HST til Dec. 15 (max. $400)

• Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

500 CREDIT

26 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty FREE ESTIMATES

A+

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

PARK ROYAL

ROOFING & DRAINS We’ve got you covered

Cedar Shakes Shakes •• Cedar Flat Roofing Roofing •• Flat •• Asphalt Asphalt Shingles Shingles •• Roof Roof Maintenance Maintenance

604-987-ROOF (7663) ABOVE ALL ROOFING Roofing, repairs, chimneys, skylights & gutters.over 30yrs exp. Brian Gale 604-985-9214 AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING All types. BBB, insured, references. www.affordablequalityroofing.com 604-984-6560

NOW $24,811

Leather, nav, auto

NOW $35,900

11 MAZDA 3 WAGON

10 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL

STK950770 WAS $20,900

WAS $33,900

Auto, loaded.

AWD, nav, leather, loaded STK BV14501.

NOW $17,303

NOW $28,888

Student Works

Disposal & Recycling Trips start at

$49

B i n s f ro m 5 - 3 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

John 778-288-8009

10% OFF with this ad w w w.student worksdisposal.com

ACKER’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Quick. 7 days. Fast & reliable. Spencer 604-924-1511

$

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE

STK 950700 WAS $16,900

NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530

10 NISSAN ALTIMA

09 HONDA CIVIC SPORT

STK 950750 WAS $18,995

NOW $14,998

WAS $19,900

08 CHEV COBALT

11 BUICK REGAL CXL

STK 950500 WAS $10,900

STK 951300 WAS $28,900

4cyl, auto, pwr group, loaded.

Auto, fully loaded Stk 950660.

4dr, auto, 4cyl, only 74,000kms

NOW $16,838

Leather, sunroof, loaded

NOW $26,480

NOW $6,888

BIN SERVICES for your Dirt Fill, Rock, Concrete or Asphalt Jobs. ● Load up to 8 c/yd-Demo 20 c/yd Sand, Gravel, Soil, Rock Deliveries

Dalton Trucking 604-986-6944

09 DODGE JOURNEY SE

07 CHEV HHR

8309

Tiling

A & Wes Tile top European quality Tile install custom bath-kitch 604-657-0343 AandWesTile.com

★All Tiling, Repairs, Remodels Bathrooms, kitchens, patios. Free est. Call Mike 604-761-4448 or www.members.shaw.ca/msot PTV TILE RENOVATIONS Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, Slate, Bath reno’s. Santo 778-235-1772

8310

Top Soil

DALTON TRUCKING LTD.

Top Soil, Garden Soil, Fill Soil, Sand, Gravel, and More. Small and Large Deliveries. - Or you can pick up Dump Site for Dirt, Concrete, Asphalt. Dirt,Rock,Demo Bins, U-Load. Recycled Products, Blast Rock, Round Rock, Sorted Rocks

604-986-6944

87 Mountain Hwy, N.Van.

FALL SALE

★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com

11 CHEV TRAVERSE LT

NOW $15,898

Qualified Carpenter, 25 yrs exp, renovations, repairs, insured. WCB, good rates, references. Call James 604-788-8863

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

08 FORD RANGER SPORT

Auto, a/c, V6.

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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

A RESPONSIBLE NORTH VAN MAN with truck ONLY $25 + dump charges 604-377-3175

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

MATT 604-988-4644

Roofing

Colin@CYHomeServices.com

604-340-7189

GREAT WORK, FAIR PRICE No job is too small! Call 24/7 for your estimate!

8250

4x4, V6, 6 spd.

★ PARS PRO PAINTER ★ ■ Home Installation Services ■ High Quality Wrk ■ WCB/Ins ■ Re-Paint ■ 10 yrs exp ■ Team Work ■ Comm & Res. ■ New Construction ■ Powerwashing ■ Ref’s North Shore Co. Free Est. 604-868-9440

Get a fast no hassle quote Local, long distance & storage Flat rates & discounts avail We work 7 days including eves and holidays

BC COASTAL MOVING reasonable hourly rates / quotes available Call: (604) 770-0024 email: bccoastal@gmail.com

Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

Painting/ Wallpaper

www.constructivelandscaping.com

Moving & Storage

Since 1983

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

NORTH VAN MOVER Local & long distance. 778-340-6678 www.northvanmover.com

8195

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS

LOCAL MOVERS big/small deliveries, rubbish, recyling, good service. Offer inside furn. rearrangement. 604-603-3533, 925-3186

Constructive Landscaping Stonework.paving stones, Cedar decks/fences, Pergola’s. 30 yrs exp. Call Danny 604-250-7824

8185

8240

MASSIVE YEAR END CLEARANCE

Headwater Management TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery

Loaded, only 57,000kms. STK 868022 SPACE WAS $18,995 NOW $8,644BOOKING NOW $16,800 For: CARTER CHEV Rep: LVerigin Ad#: 1390770 Auto, loaded. Stk OR18301 WAS $11,900

10 CHEV IMPALA LT

09 HYUNDAI ACCENT

WAS $16,900

WAS $11,900

V6, auto, loaded. Stk 950230.

4dr, auto, CD, only 44,000kms. Stk 878332

NOW $12,998

08 PONTIAC MONTANA V6, auto, loaded WAS $13,995

NOW $9,900

12 FORD FUSION SEL

Leather, sunroof, only 6,000kms. Stk 950670

NOW $9,688

WAS $23,900

10 CHEV AVEO

11 CHEVY AVALANCHE LTZ

WAS $11,900

WAS $49,900

5spd, one owner, only 3,000kms.

NOW $9,900

NOW $19,900

Every option, 4x4, only 25,000kms. Stk 87278

NOW $43,599

Bad Credit • No Credit • Bankruptcy Proposal • Collections

NO PROBLEM GUARANTEED APPROVAL

Call Greg 604-987-5231 ~ Approval Canada

175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver

604-985-6667

8315

Tree Services

A. A. Best Pro Tree Service Trimming, pruning, tree service, stump grinding, cleanup, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-726-9152 or 604-984-1988

• Manufacturer’s warranty • 30-day/2500 km no-hassle exchange privilege • 150 + point inspection • 24-hour roadside assistance

ROBIN’S 604-986-4091

Expert Tree Care - Cert. Arborist (lapsed), 25yrs exp. Fully Ins.

8335

Window Cleaning

North Shore Home Services. Window & Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing. 604-988-5294

Northshore

1-877-212-0735 Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van www.carternorthshore.ca

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

Auto Finance

9110

Collectibles & Classics

9129

Luxury Cars

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Scrap Car Removal

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

9160

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE? Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

We Loan Our Own $$$$ Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1967 AUSTIN Healey BJ8 Mk 3, completely restored. 75K mi, all org. Red Ribbon at All Brit. Field meet. $45,000. 604-987-3993

1967 DODGE Cornet 500, beautifully restored, $25,500 obo, 604-946-2932, 604-916-9249 1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at www.photobucket.com/69falcon Call 604-307-0201

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2995.604-899-6119

9125

Domestic

2005 SUNFIRE 'SE' sedan; 90kms; p/windows; p/door locks; A/Cond; NO Accidents; local & Clean car! Warranty included $4888. Safe & Affordable car! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384

1991 Volvo 740 Turbo air cared, 180K, auto, leather seats, sun roof, some new spare parts $1,400obo msg.604- 987-6573

2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: jthomson0621@gmail.com

1994 AUDI Cabrio A4 convertible; V6; Style & Comfort in a compact ’Open Car’ Xlint records & service history; One Year Powertrain Warranty Inc $8888. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2009 Audi Q7 3.6 Automatic 80,000 kms, silver ext, black leather int, sunroof, tow hitch, nav, bluetooth. $40,000. Call: (604) 913-9221

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

E

2005 XTERRA 79,000 kms Manual, 4wd, new tires & brakes, exc cond, drk grey, all receipts, detailed, $16,500 604-761-7507

2000 MAZDA 626 XL, 98,500km, exc cond., auto, 4 cyl, $3500. 1 lady owner, Call 604-980-4918

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

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2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235. 1991 TOYOTA 'Diesel' Hi-Ace 4wheel Drive Travel Van; RHS; Go Anywhere! Fold-flat sofa-bed seating; 1-yr Warranty! $6,450. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

• 6-year / 120,000km transferable Powertrain warranty coverage, with options to upgrade to comprehensive extended warranty.

2006 JEEP Commander, drk blue ltd edt, 90000km fully loaded, 18in alloy rims + more, mint cond $18500 778-839-9762 778-859-9937

• 7 days / 1000km exchange privilege • 100 point inspection • Carproof Vehicle History Report (carproof.com)

Rates From As Low As

9129

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525 1995 JAGUAR XJR-S, 4 door, luxury sedan. Safe, solid, sensuous, reliable. 21-24mpg, $12,000 Firm. Dr. Nomm 604-924-5442

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

OAC

1996 CHEVY Silverado 2500, extended cab, bed liner, cloth int, ps pb pw, incls tow kit, exc cond $2500 firm. Don 604-988-0170

Luxury Cars

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $44,900. Call 604-889-2525

Ask us for details Accord & Civic Qualify Offer may change without notice.

816 AUTOMALL DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER

To advertise call

604-984-0331

604-630-3300 2003 HONDA ST1300 4-cyl ’Sport-Touring’ performance M/cycle; 1-Owner; Power Windscreen; Sale $8888. All Records! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136

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

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $7000. Call 604-518-3166 2001 JEEP Grand Cheroke, silver 250,000 km, new engine, good cond $5000 obo. 604-971-3435

2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 cu.in 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm

www.pacifichonda.ca

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2010-2011 Dodge Ram 1500, 2011-2012 Nissan Maxima 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Leather, sunroof, C7446 7 pass, pwr group, a/c, Stow N Go, 2500 & 3500 Quad Cab SLT 4x4 35,000kms, 7118 $24,999 From $25,999 From $17,999

2011 Suzuki SX4

Auto, pwr windows & locks, a/c, CD

From $11,999

Financin As Low Asg 4.99% ON APPROVED

CREDIT

2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata GL & GLS Auto, well equipped

From $15,499

2012 Subaru Forester

2011 Mazda 3 Sport

2010-2011 Mazda 3 Sedan

$26,499

from $14,999

From $11,999

Pwr group, sunroof, alloys, only 11,500kms, T5138

Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD

Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD, mags

2002 ACURA MDX AWD; 7 Pass! local, 1 Owner; every option; 1-yr warranty; $13,888. leather; Tow package; roof rails/rack; V6, only 130km! Spotless, No Accidents Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2010 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer

2010 Mitsubishi RVR

From $30,499 2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C,new trans. 202,000kms Clean Good Cond. $5200. (778) 772-5513

2010 Smart Car

Passion model, C7521

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

1.49%

2007 FORD ESCAPE, V6 XLT 4WD 3L, 64k, Exc.Cond. $12,900 obo. Must sell! 604-522-6877

$10,499

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

2000 AUDI S4 2.7T, 6sp, 4wd. Blk with blk leather int. Upgraded exhaust, turbos & more. 219,000 km $9800 778-229-0283

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

AWD, nav, loaded

1987 PONTIAC FIERO auto, collectors plates, 4 cyl, new brakes, garage kept 169km $3100 604-987-0926

1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557

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

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353

www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995. 1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654

2011 LEXUS IS350c V6 Convertible; NAVI; demo; Bal 6-yr 110,000kms Lexus Warranty; Park Assist; Lease or Buy! $46,888. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2002 FORD F-150 'XTR' SuperCab; 4x4; New Tires; Boxcover; alloys; Top-model; $8888. One Year Warranty! 6-pass! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2006 Hyundai Sonata

Pwr group, sunroof, V6, excellent condition, C7509A

$8,499

2010-2011 Ford Escape AWD

2011 Nissan Sentra

$20,499

From $22,999

From $12,499

2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring Wagon

2011 Ford Flex SEL & LTD

2011 Mazda 2

AWD, pwr group, auto, a/c, CD, T5211

Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD

From $11,999

2008 - 2010 GM & Ford 3/4 Ton Cargo Vans From $15,999

Leather, sunroof

Leather, sunroof, C5198

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From $26,499

4 dr hatch, auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks

2011-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD

4dr, freedom top, Sahara/Sports, AWD

Sunroof, mags

From $22,999

From $11,999

2011-2012 Jeep Wrangler From $24,999

*Plus $199 doc fee on all vehicles. Vehicles not exactly as shown.

711B West 14th Street, North Vancouver 1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com

604-924-1080 2002 Nissan Frontier 4x4 auto V6, 4x4, ext. box, 291,000 km $6,500. Call Gord (604)418-5394

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AUTOMOTIVE cont. from previous page

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Sports & Imports

2000 MERCEDES Benz C230 ’Elegance’ luxury compact 4-cyl; leather; Sale Priced $5,888. One Year Warranty; 128KMS! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

2001 VOLVO S60 ’Sport’ 5-sp; manual; P/W; leather; One Year Warranty; Sale Priced $6,450. Power roof; Xtra set Winters! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

9160

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

9515

Boats

Central Auto 2001 VW Jetta 1.8 Turbo, auto, leather, sunroof, AC. 123,500 km $5,800. 604-729-4129

2001 VW Passat 'GLX' Special car! 90kms! Every option! V6; leather; One Year Warranty; 1-owner! Special $9999. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2003 BMW 320i ’Sport sedan’ 6cyl; auto; sunroof; 1-owner local car! 1-yr Warranty incl; Sale $8888. Quality & Comfort in a compact car! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

North Shores Best

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2009 Mercedes Benz C300 4Matic, only 46,500kms, premium pkg, navigation, sport pkg, glass sunroof, factory warranty until Mar 2013, iridium silver, black leather twinned, immaculate.$28,850

2006 Mercedes Benz ML350 4Matic, auto, only 74,000kms, local, MB serviced, nav, glass roof, alloys, Capri blue/cashmere beige leather, immaculate. $24,850 2005 Mercedes Benz ML350 4 Matic, 102,000 Original K’s, auto, glass roof, heated seats, alloys, new tires, well serviced, dark blue/black, immaculate. $17,850 For more information on these cars & others call Ted

2007 PROWLER 5th wheel, 32 ft, grt family rv, fibreglass, slideout, bunkbeds, air/cond, sleeps 8 $19,900. 604-824-1426

9160

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010

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604.984.7714 or visit:

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2003 TOYOTA Camry 'LE' only 94kms! V6; alloys; ABS; 2nd owner! NO Accidents! One year warranty; $9999. Perfect Cond! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2003 VW new Beetle Cabrio; 5-sp manual; leather; alloys; new tires; $9999. Lease or Buy? All features; One Year Warranty. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051

2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

2007 HONDA Accord ’EX-L’ coupe; Top model; leather; 4-cyl; 160 HP; 5-sp; Only 83Kms! Warranty inc; $11,888. 1-Owner Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2006 Toyota 78,000 Original K’s Camry 4 Cyl LE, auto, alloys, glass roof, exceptional condition. $12,850 2003 Honda 90,000 Original K’s Accord Coupe, V6, auto, glass roof, leather, heated seats, new tires, $10,850 immaculate. 2003 Audi A4 1.8T 76,000 Original K’s, FWD, auto, glass roof, alloys, black/black leatherette, immaculate. $10,850

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2004 NISSAN Maxima 'SE' Top Luxury; Sale Priced $8888. One Year Warranty; leather; sunroof; 18' alloys; V6; 1-owner! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2012 LEXUS RX350; demo; 6kms! NAVI; Bal Lexus 6-yr or 110,000kms Warranty! Park assist; Top-model; Sale $49,950. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 2007 TOYOTA Corolla ’SE’ sedan; 70kms! Sunroof; alloys; p/windows; remote lock/entry; NEW Pirelli tires; local car; NO Accidents! Waranty incl $9999. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

2008 Honda Civic Coupe, FSBO, black. Well maint. very good cond, 1 owner, 2dr, almost new tires, only 48000 kms. Dealer serviced North Van.1 minor accident. (604) 603-1149 email: massoume@hotmail.com

2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS Grey, only 422kms, alloys, sunroof, pwr group, #DGO11779A. Was $24,995

Now $23,960

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REDUCED MUST SELL!! $15,800 2009 Volkswagen BEETLE/BUG. light blue ext. black int. 38,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr. warranty. call 604-836-1014

2008 LEXUS AWD luxury V6 model; IS250; NAVI & Camera; 1-owner; Bal Lexus 6-yr 110,000km Warranty! Lease or Buy! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

Now $13,930

*some conditions apply

Now $13,497

2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, dark green, AWD, 4dr, a/c, pwr group. #DUO35143A. Was $22,995

Now $18,260

2010 Toyota Corolla CE Beige, only 29,000kms, local, MP3/CD. #1178. Was $ 14,995

Now $13,460

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1974 MOPAR 24’ custom cabana, 65K org miles, 440 V8, 4 kw. genset, oak cabinets, Cadilac head lights. New $1100 furnace, CD stereo, SS microwave, inverter, 3 batteries + more. $9400 obo. 778-889-3459

TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866 2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

2004 TITANIUM model 32E 37DS, 2 slides, mint cond, 1 owner, $27,900. 604 535-8688 2000 MAZDA MPV LX, gold, 4 cyl, 195000km, auto, airbags, pw, ps, Scratches on exterior, $2,100 604-986-7533

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 rgprojectmanager@yahoo.com

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

2008 MAZDA 3 'Sport' hatch; 5sp; new tires; 2.3 litre; One Year Warranty; Alloys; p/w; Sale Priced $10,950. Best-Buy! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486 2008 DODGE GRAND Caravan, 54K, like new, Michelan tires, $13,900. 604-922-7367

9515 2011 Nissan Versa 1.8S Hatchback, Silver, only 45,045kms, pwr group. #1175. Was $14,995

1989 Prowler/Cooper 19’, 4.3 Merc. inboard, dry-storage kept, loaded, like new, $18,000 obo Call: (604) 921-9433

Vans

Now $12,860

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2007 Hyundai Azera Limited 2dr, silver, only 57,378kms, a/c, pwr group. Black, only 65,617kms, moonroof, leather. St#1172. Was $10,995 St#1179. Was $15,995

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2004 Honda CRV EX-L Silver, 4WD, a/c, pwr group, leather, sunroof. #CG132976A. Was $13,995

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

Pre-Owned Specials

24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961

CASH FOR LATE MODEL MERCEDES, low miles, no accidents, No Dealers. 604-926-2785

9173

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357 2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $46,500, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044

2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518

Financing & Leasing Available

2004 BMW 52,000 Original K’s 325i Sedan, auto, alloys, glass roof, heated $14,850 seats, grey/black.

2010 BMW 328XI, AWD, loaded, metallic black sapphire with black interior colour, never smoked in, no accidents, auto steptronic $29,900. 604-821-0440, 778-242-5503 Serviced at Brian Jessel BMW

2009 TOYOTA Matrix; hatch; auto; PW; P-locks; Warranty; new tires; Sale Priced $10,950. Foldflat seats; Toyota Quality! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

Boats

1980 SAN JUAN, 7.7, 5 good Sails, good motor furling, good condition, $5800, 604-568-2050

40’ MOUNTAIN Aire, Dsl pusher Like new. incl tow jeep. $69,000. Ph 604 795-9967

2007 Mazda RX-8 GT Coupe Silver, manual, only 20,932kms, local, leather, pwr group. #1181. Was $17,995

Now $14,990

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

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2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

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Friday, November 23, 2012 - North Shore News - A53

REV

YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE ROAD

Grinding Gears

Brendan McAleer

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

THE Acura RDX is redesigned for 2013 with top-to-bottom refinements that make it a much softer, smoother, more comfortable and elegant ride. It is available at North Shore Acura in the Northshore Auto Mall.

2013 Acura RDX

The maturation of the RDX

Columnist Brendan McAleer reviews the 2013 Volkswagen CC in next week’s Rev.

THE Acura RDX was always a different kind of a car.

Designed to provide great performance and superb handling, the previous generation RDX was perhaps a bit too aggressive in its approach to maximize performance while somewhat compromising comfort and luxury. The turbocharged engine and European-like handling provided immense driving pleasure for an SUV but this dynamic package did not deliver as much “luxury

Behind The Wheel David Chao

value” to traditional, upscale SUV customers who were more drawn to softer,

smoother riding vehicles such as the Lexus RX 350. For 2013, Acura decided that it was time for the RDX to become more mature. The redesigned 2013 RDX features refinements to every aspect to the vehicle. The exterior lines are softer, the interior is more plush, the drivetrain is smoother and the engine is more powerful yet more efficient. Most important of all, the new RDX looks and feels much more expensive. Acura hopes these refinements will welcome a whole new generation of

young customers into its comfy yet stylish mode of transportation. Design As already mentioned, the 2013 RDX’s image is more mature with understated elegance. The smoother exterior lines are partnered with traditionally sensible colours. The design in general is much more upscale and gives that luxurious feel that was lacking in the 2012 version. The design is unmistakably similar to the popular MDX model.

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Robots are (gulp) better drivers than humans IN the future, your car will drive itself. And thank goodness for that. Forget electric vehicles, forget hydrogen fuel-cell experiments, forget about F1-style Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems adapted from spidery racecars and affixed to the ol’ family crossover. The Next Big Thing isn’t going to be a radical change to the internal combustion engine — that will come, but at a glacial creep. Instead, the next revolution to hit the automobile will be autonomy: flying cars are out of the question, but autopilot is on the way. In fact, it’s pretty much already here. Witness the success of Google Streetview’s fleet of See Google’s page 56

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REV

Updated interior feels much more upscale From page 53

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

THE hard plastics that used to dominate the interior of the RDX have mostly been replaced with softer, more elegant materials that give the cabin a much richer feel.

Inside, the grown-up design continues with a pleasant combination of curvy lines and flowing elements. The hard plastics that dominated the cabin of the previous model have been mostly replaced by softer, more elegant materials. This is probably the single most noticeable aspect of the RDX’s maturation process. The cabin now feels like it came from a car that costs twice as much. Performance The revamped 2013 RDX did away with the 240 horsepower, 2.3-litre turbocharged inline four and replaced it with a 273 h.p., 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V6 that’s already widely used in the Acura lineup. It’s mated to a new six-speed automatic transmission which gets 10.7-litres/100 kilometres in the city and 7.3 l/100 km on the highway, which is a vast improvement over the 2012 number; 12.4 l/100 km city, 9.8 l/100 km highway. This is also done with a new all-wheel drive system which is lighter to help aid the fuel economy numbers. The new V-6 is much more refined cruising around town and handles the highway curves comfortably, though it

does not have the sportiness of the previous model. Also on that note, the suspension is softer and smoother, again moving away from the more aggressive nature of its predecessor. The only disappointment is the steering feel, which — while accurate in its ability to track the road — is light and somewhat artificial. It will likely please the average Lexus-type SUV drivers (which is Acura’s targeted competitor anyways) but it will not steal sales away from BMW or Audi owners who are used to more road feel. Environment Even though the actual amount of added interior space is not that much, the interior feels more spacious. Looking about the cabin, the Acura meets all the prerequisites for an entrylevel luxury vehicle with no overwhelmingly unusual features. All five seats are plush while providing adequate support and comfort. The spacy feel is consistent throughout as legroom and headroom are plentiful for the average adult in the rear seats. Acura also refined the RDX’s technology interface. Many features such as

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Fall Sale Event Continues! Great selection of vehicles still available!

3 Waived

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0.9%

*

2009 2010 2011 2011 2011 2009 2010 2011 2010 2010 2009 2010 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011

B200 B200 B200 B200 B200 B200 Turbo B200 Turbo B200 Turbo C300W C350W C230 4Matic C250 4Matic C300 4Matic C300 4Matic C300 4Matic C300 4Matic C300 4Matic C300 4Matic C300 4Matic C350 4Matic C350 4Matic C350 4Matic C350 4Matic C350 4Matic

M387994

Polar Silver

M424260

Night Black

N156526

Polar Silver

N156559

Cosmos Black

N156566

Calcite White

M378569

Cosmos Black

M396381

Night Black

N156561

Mountain Grey

M380499

Steel Grey

B437475

Obsidian Black

R1279633A

Calcite White

M447039

Black

M403737

Iridium Silver

M428133A

Calcite White

B420496

Obsidian Black

M383974

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M434192

Iridium Silver

B426651

Calcite White

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M421851

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M431339

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B401070

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M421856

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$19,900 SOLD $16,900 $23,800 $22,900 $23,800 SOLD $22,900 $23,800 $22,900 $23,800 $22,900 $23,800 SOLD $18,900 $24,900 $20,900 $25,900 $24,900 $33,800 $29,900 $38,800 $37,900 $26,800 $25,900 $30,900 $29,900 $33,800 $29,900 $33,800 $31,900 $33,800 $31,900 $36,800 $33,800 $36,800 $34,900 $40,800 $37,900 $41,900 $39,900 $36,800 $33,800 $36,800 $34,900 $40,800 $37,900 $41,900 $40,900 $44,900 $43,800

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M381440

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$39,900 $37,900 2009 ML320 BlueTec $46,800 $41,900 2009 ML320 BlueTec $49,900 $42,800 2009 ML320 BlueTec $49,900 $42,800 2009 ML320 BlueTec $48,800 $46,800 2009 ML320 BlueTec $56,800 $53,800 2009 ML320 BlueTec $56,800 $51,900 2009 ML320 BlueTec $56,800 $53,800 2010 ML350 BlueTec $64,900 $58,800 2009 ML350 $50,800 $49,900 2010 ML350 $53,800 $51,900 2010 ML350 $64,900 SOLD $58,800 2010 ML350 $73,800 SOLD $65,900 2010 ML350 $70,800 $66,800 2010 ML350 $73,800 $67,900 2010 ML550 $83,800 $75,900 2010 ML550 $86,800 $79,900 2009 GL320 BlueTec $96,800 $93,800 2009 GL320 BlueTec $35,900 SOLD $29,900 2009 GL320 BlueTec $34,900 $31,900 2009 GL320 BlueTec $35,900 $33,800 2009 GL320 BlueTec $38,800 $35,900 2010 GL450 $37,900 $35,900 2010 R350 $39,900 $36,900 2010 R350 BlueTec

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M395290

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M418322

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M410628

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M423122

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M400758

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M447223

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M431874

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M422819

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M447330

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M429992

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Pewter Silver

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© 2012 Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. 2011 model shown. *0.9% financing only available through Mercedes-Benz Financial Services on approved credit for a limited time. Only available for finance for up to 36 months and only applicable to MY 2008-2011 Certified Mercedes-Benz (less than 140,000 km) and MY 2008-2011 Certified smart models (less than 100,000 km). Finance example based on a 2008 model: $20,000 at 0.9% per annum equals $563.30 per month for 36 months. Cost of borrowing is $279 for a total obligation of $20,279. Down payment may be required. **First, second and third month payment are waived for finance programs only on 2008-2011 Certified pre-owned vehicles. The payment waivers are capped up to a total of $500/month including tax. Licence, insurance, taxes and PPSA are extra. Additional provincial-specific fees, taxes and charges may be extra. Dealer may lease or finance for less. Offer ends November 30th, 2012.

Friday, November 23, 2012 - North Shore News - A55

MASSIVE 2012 MODEL YEAR END EVENT

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MSRP $21,800 Year End Discount $2,112

MSRP $28,235 Year End Discount $7,247

MSRP $16,755 Year End Discount $2,203 CARTER NORTHSHORE PRICE

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Auto, a/c, OnStar, power group & much more. Stk#OR83590

MSRP $36,160 Year End Discount $7,260

MSRP $26,780 Year End Discount $7,932

28,900

$

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18,888

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CARTER NORTHSHORE PRICE

3.99%

FINANCING 72 MOS.

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Drawing board 2014 Subaru Forester: Heading to dealer showrooms next spring is the latest generation of Subaru’s all-wheel-drive wagon. Although the Forester’s 170 horsepower four-cylinder carries over, a new optional engine will be a turbocharged version of the 200 h.p. 2.0-litre four-cylinder from the BRZ sports coupe. Output is rated at 250 h.p. and 258 foot-pounds of torque. This appears to indicate that the turbo could be available for the BRZ at some point. Auto trivia ■ Although the Duryea brothers, Charles and Frank, are credited with creating the first American automobile in 1893, it was Ransom E. Olds who made the world’s first mass-produced car eight years later. ■ After Henry Ford’s first car company failed in 1902, he went on to make automobiles under the Cadillac brand.

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SUBARU’S all-wheel-drive Forester is due for a redesign and the new 2014 model, photo above, should be in showrooms by next spring. If you’re looking for something a little more eccentric, a nicely restored 1966 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, photo above left, recently sold on eBay for less than US$10,000.

What’s up, auto doc? Many manufacturers are now beginning to equip their vehicles — usually, but not limited to, hybrids — with low-rolling-resistance tires. Instead of filling the tires to the desired 32 or 34 pounds per square inch, the new strain of tires can take up to 100 p.s.i. (check your owner’s manual for specifics). The extra pressure makes them easier to roll since the sidewalls don’t compress as much under the weight of the vehicle. In a regular car, that would also mean a harsher ride and possibly unpredictably handling, but cars designed for low-rolling-resistance tires have suspension that are designed around a harder tire. And although you might have heard of your neighbour overinflating his tires to achieve a similar effect, keep in mind that tires that are not designed for added pressure could become unstable — and dangerous — and will most likely wear out sooner, completely obliterating any fuel savings you might think you’re realizing. Still, tires are developing all the time and many manufacturers have low-rolling-resistance tires that can be retrofitted to cars that never came with them. * Aside from the air pressure, tread compound and pattern can be modified to provide less rolling resistance. Share your tips with the Unbeatable prices on top name brands like Michelin, BF Goodrich, Firestone, Toyo and more. Auto Doc at shiftweekly.com using the contact form. eBay watch 1966 Volkswagen Convertible, sold, US$9,100: This ragtop bug is literally a classic example of an affordable way to get involved in the collector-car hobby. Most of the expensive restoration work — a refresh of the air-cooled engine and the installation of a new convertible top — has already been completed. The rust-free body and interior also seem more than acceptable. All that the new owner needs to do is to go out and have fun with his or her new toy. Visit ebaymotors.com. Top gear Sportubes, US$170 and up, sportube.com: Hitting the slopes on vacation means taking your gear with you, but how? Sportube’s hard-shell containers are made from high-density polyethylene and are capable of absorbing plenty of punishBURNABY NORTH RICHMOND VANCOUVER VANCOUVER LANGLEY PORT MOODY/ ABBOTSFORD HAPPY HONDA RICHMOND HONDA VANCOUVER HONDA CARTER HONDA JONKER HONDA COQUITLAM THE HONDA WAY ment, whether strapped to the 604-294-2111 D5692 604-207-1888 D5597A 604-324-6666 D8185 604-736-2821 D7713 604-530-6281 D8825 WESTWOOD HONDA 604-857-1430 D8292 roof rack of your vehicle or be604-461-0633 D5933 NORTH & WEST BURNABY SOUTH/ SURREY VANCOUVER MAPLE RIDGE/ CHILLIWACK ing jostled about in cargo class. VANCOUVER NEW WEST SURREY HONDA KINGSWAY HONDA PITT MEADOWS WHITE ROCK MURRAY HONDA PACIFIC HONDA OPENROAD HONDA 604-583-7421 D10482 604-873-3676 D8508 MARV JONES HONDA WHITE ROCK HONDA 604-792-2724 D8441 Built-in wheels and a detachable 604-984-0331 D5583 604-525-4667 D7825 604-465-5464 D5108 604-536-2111 D6911 tow handle are included, as is a combination cable that’s apbchonda.com proved for airline cargo. — Wheelbase Media bHo/Qj QejIer hiII 0jtcM j/f co0,etitorDs ,rice o/ j/ iQe/ticjI tire. TMe co0,etitorDs Ioher tire ,rice 0'st be veri%jbIe djQvertiseQ ,ricea $fera ,Mo/e cjIIa etc.c. 3MetMer j tire is HiQe/ticjIG hiII be Qeter0i/eQ bf IooJi/N jt; ,roQ'ct Oejt'resa brj/Q^0j/'Ojct'rera 0oQeI^siee^voI'0e - hjrrj/tf. #/f +'estio/s hMetMer j tire is HiQe/ticjIG hiII be resoIveQ o/ j cjse-bf-cjse bjsis bf tMe DejIer Who am I? To guess his secret identity, read the following clues! 1) As a racing driver, he triumphed in many disciplines, from Formula 1 to Nascar, to Trans Am. 2) In 1965, he combined forces with Carroll Shelby, creator of the Cobra. 3) His team, the All American Racers (AAR), built its own Eagle brand of race cars. 4) With it, he became the first driver to win a race in a car that he had designed and constructed. Still stumped? Dan Gurney is one of the most versatile racing figures in the history of auto racing: from driver to engineer.

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looking to settle into a luxury small SUV. Infiniti EX35 Starting at $39,900, the EX is cheaper but is also a little smaller (especially in the rear legroom area). It is, however, more posh than the RDX and it boasts slightly better handling. The 3.5-litre V-6 produces 297 h.p. while using 12.3 l/100 km in the city and 8.5 l/100 km on the highway. If cargo space is less of a concern and you desire a more exhilarating commute, then the Infiniti is a notable alternative. Volvo XC60 For those needing more cargo space the XC60 comes up trumps with 873 litres of cargo capacity. At $38,950, the Volvo’s starting price is also lower than the RDX, however the base 3.2-litre inline six-cylinder trades a little horsepower with only 240 h.p. Also, the added weight hurts the fuel economy numbers: 11.2 l/100 km city and 7.8 l/100 km highway. The only issue is the Volvo brand no longer represents the same level of luxury or performance as other brands such as BMW and Lexus.

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