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ONE North Shore critic says any party that forms government after the May 14 provincial election will have to bring in a deficit budget about half a billion dollars in the red — if they’re using realistic numbers. “When you get to a real budget after the election, that’s the minimum I would expect any government’s looking at,” said political commentator and former North Vancouver NDP MLA David Schreck. Schreck said the $44-billion budget presented Tuesday has incredibly slim margins, with a buffer of less than half a percent — half to one third of previous years. “It takes very little fluctuation for it to be out of balance,” he said. Schreck also questioned using significant asset sales to balance the budget. “If you were a real estate speculator, you might not rush to dispose of those assets in today’s soft (real estate) market,” he said. Schreck added the 1.5 per cent increase in spending is the lowest estimate in the past decade and is unrealistic given the pressures on health care and education. “Either they are going to have to make some real cuts or it’s a phony budget,” he said. Kath-Ann Terrett, the union representative for registered nurses on the North See Nurses page 3

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DESPITE closing its doors two years ago, the assessed value of Plymouth elementary has increased by $1.18 million since 2011. The increase, which has pushed the value of the school to $9.99 million, is due primarily to a $742,000 hike in the value of the building, despite no improvements being made. “As far as we’re aware there have been no changes or improvements made to the property in the last two years,” said Victoria Miles, communications manager for the North Vancouver school district. While the school may be two years older, it’s not unusual for assessed value to increase despite physical degradation of the building. “It might be more expensive to build this year. Even though it’s a year older and See Replacement page 3

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Nurses, teachers unhappy From page 1

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THE builders of this new home at 1690 21st St. in West Vancouver will have to make adjustments to its deck after council refused a variance for an outside staircase connecting it to the ground.

Large homes vex WV council Jeremy Shepherd jshepherd@nsnews.com

THE prospect of adding an outdoor staircase to a West Vancouver mansion ignited a debate about monster houses in the municipality at a council meeting Monday.

The staircase, which would connect ground level to the deck, would extend about four feet past the district-mandated rear yard setback on the home, which is under construction on 21st Street. An unclear drawing led to a miscommunication between staff and the builder, ultimately leading to the variance request, according to director of planning and lands Bob Sokol. The request for an exception is symptomatic of a host of manipulations that take place in West Vancouver, according to Coun. Michael Lewis, who compared the situation with homeowners who dig out land on their lot in order to sneak in a basement that won’t be counted in the floor plan. “Would it have been absolutely impossible to redesign the deck to accommodate the stairs in a way that complied with the setbacks? I just am hard-pressed to have much sympathy at all with this application. If there was a safety concern; if there was some issue about egress in case of a fire; give me something — but honest to God,” Lewis said. The variance was protested by neighbour John Mahon. “We’ve got a monster home invasion happening,” he said. “I’m not really unemotional about this house that’s come along and blocked my view. It’s got windows facing into my kitchen, (my) bedroom.” Mahon’s request to deny the variance received support from Coun. Bill Soprovich. “When you max out on a property, on a speculation like this, going for an extra bit, it rubs everybody the wrong way, especially neighbours that have to be looking at it,” Soprovich said. The district currently has no bylaws to restrict giant homes that dwarf their neighbours, Soprovich added. Turning down the staircase could present a challenge for the homeowner, said Mayor Michael Smith. “If council does not approve this stairway how are

Variance refused; council requests fast-tracking of housing bulk amendments

people going to get off the deck onto the ground? Are they supposed to jump or put a rope ladder down?” he asked. “Let’s be quite clear: one can get onto the deck, out of the house. It’s not like you’re going to have a rope ladder to get on and off it,” Lewis responded. Addressing the hardship associated with refusing the variance, Lewis grilled district staff. “Are you telling me you cannot make the deck smaller and accommodate a stairwell?” he asked. “You’d have to demolish a portion of the building,” said Geri Boyle, the district’s manager of community planning. “You’d have to make a change to the deck?” Lewis said. “Fine. That’s hardly ‘demolish.’” Council voted unanimously to deny the variance, but the larger issues of monster houses, infill housing and coach houses proved more divisive later in the evening as council debated a housing action plan. Just who will live in coach houses and what effect their creation will have on the established character of distinct West Vancouver neighbourhoods was a concern for Soprovich. “Where specifically are we going to have these places? I’ve seen them. And I don’t like what I see in certain areas of Vancouver and North Vancouver,” Soprovich said, advising caution as council moves forward. The market for alternate housing in the district is clear, according to Coun. Trish Panz. “Coun. Soprovich, when you say for who, I would say that infill housing or coach housing is for most of the people in this community. Because that’s who’s coming to ask for it,” she said. Establishing a variety of housing options is necessary for ensuring diversity within the community, according to Panz. The district needs to quicken its pace when dealing with housing issues, according to Coun. Mary-Ann Booth. “We have a dialogue that was prepared in

2008. We’re now five years away from that already. We have 30 years of concerns about increasing size and perceived bulk of new houses,” she said. “Can any of these timelines be shortened so that we can move these forward without another lost year?” The district has made progress by legalizing secondary suites, said Sokol, adding that one bylaw allowing coach houses and another dealing with housing bulk should be in front of council by the end of the year. Booth’s call for urgency was echoed by Smith. “I think it should be a much higher priority than looking at it in 2014,” he said. The district’s current policies have been ineffective in preventing monster houses, according to Smith. “We don’t count the decks. We don’t seem to have a sensible policy for height, we don’t seem to have a sensible policy for basements, and we don’t seem to have enough pride as a community to say to the building community and the spec builders, ‘There’s a difference in building in West Vancouver than if you’re building in Newton.’ I don’t have any issue with saying we should be treated differently,” he said. Many of the homes are also out of touch with the community due to a lack of large families in the district, according to Smith. “The market doesn’t need what we’re building,” he said. “We’re building these monster houses with five, six, seven bedrooms and nobody in them.” Coun. Michael Lewis requested the planning department’s work plan on housing during the next two years be tabled for a few weeks to incorporate changes suggested by council, much to the chagrin of Coun. Craig Cameron. “We’re saying to staff, you need to make progress on these things more quickly, so what we want you to do is spend the next two weeks figuring out how to come back to us to get approval,” he said. “We’re making more work that is not to our objectives.” The tabling motion passed 4-3, leaving Sokol unsure of how to proceed. “Mr. Mayor, I do not know what I’m going to be reporting back on because I don’t think I received clear direction,” Sokol said. “You could theoretically come back with a change to your work plan, or you could not,” Smith told Sokol.

Man busted at WV grow-op sentenced to 1 year house arrest

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A Vancouver man who was arrested driving away from a British Properties home where police seized more than 600 marijuana plants in 2010 has been given a one-year conditional sentence, to be served at home.

Jian Neng Zhu, 37, was sentenced after being found guilty of two drug charges — production of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana for the purposes of trafficking — following a trial last year before B.C. Supreme Court Justice Sunni StrombergStein. Zhu was charged after he was nabbed driving away from a house on West Vancouver’s Laurie Crescent in June 2010 that police had been watching as part of an investigation into a suspected grow-op.

Police began investigating in the spring of 2010 after receiving a tip from a neighbour. Officers noted all the windows of the house were boarded up and a black Acura registered to Zhu was seen parked in the driveway. Zhu had just left the house on June 1, 2010 when police raided the home under a search warrant. Police found the grow-op in a series of basement rooms, including plants in various stages of growth. Authorities later confirmed a bypass of the Hydro meter.

Shore, said Tuesday’s budget — which provides only a 2.3 per cent increase to health spending — is “very alarming to us.” The skinny budget will mean a continuation of “hallway nursing,” said Terrett. “It’s just very frustrating to us.” Rob Millard, president of the West Vancouver Teachers Association, said the flat education budget also doesn’t hold good news for schools. A freeze on block funding doesn’t take into account any increases in costs, including wage settlements, he said. Even the four per cent increase in MSP premiums will cost school boards money they don’t have, he said. Not everyone slammed the budget. Louise Ranger, president of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, said overall the business community feels “returning to a balanced budget is good for investment and good for the province.” Everyone knew that would involve “tough choices,” she said. Ranger called the tax increases in Tuesday’s budget “measured, manageable and necessary.” The North Shore’s film industry found itself out of luck in Tuesday’s budget, with no new tax credits to help keep productions in B.C. Wayne Bennett of the Save B.C. Film coalition said the industryis“highlydisappointed” but will continue to lobby both the Liberals and the NDP. North Shore Liberal MLAs defended the budget this week as modest and prudent. “I think if you like sobriety, carefulplanningandnononsense this is a good workmanlike budget,” said West Vancouver Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan.

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depreciated a bit, its value may actually increase because it may cost more as a starting point to construct a school,” explained Paul Borgo, deputy assessor with B.C. Assessment’s Vancouver Sea-to-Sky office. “It’s shut, but it’s still there, obviously, and the building has value.” Schools are valued based on the value of the land and the depreciated replacement costs, according to Borgo. The change in value is probably reflective of some increased costs over time in the marketplace,” he said. The value of the land has increased by $444,000 since 2011, although that may change if the school’s zoning is changed. Plymouth elementary is one of 11 North Vancouver schools that may be sold or repurposed due to declining enrolment. Applications to turn Plymouth into duplexes, townhouses, a Christian academy or a skills school are currently being entertained by the district.

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Rental stores conned

Jeremy Shepherd jshepherd@nsnews.com

AN alleged credit card fraudster has swindled two North Vancouver rental companies over the last few months by renting equipment with a fake credit card, according to police.

After the suspect failed to return a rented pressure washer, workers at a company realized they had been scammed, according to police. The suspect is described as a blond-haired Caucasian male in his late teens, approximately 57. He is associated with a grey, 2010, four-door Toyota Matrix. “This speaks to the importance for business owners to be extra vigilant and thorough when processing a transaction with credit cards,” said North Vancouver RCMP spokesman Cpl. Richard De Jong in a release. Businesses should ask for photo identification before accepting a credit card, according to the RCMP. Police also advise examining the signature on the credit card to see if it’s smeared, which could be indicative of tampering. Calling for authorization of the credit card and comparing the signature on the card with the customer’s John Hancock can also help prevent fraud.

WV to cut water to 16 homes

Non-district homes must negotiate new deal with Metro and district Jeremy Shepherd jshepherd@nsnews.com

THE District of West Vancouver is turning off the tap on the residents of neighbouring Montizambert Wynd this August, barring intervention from Metro Vancouver. The 16 properties that constitute the neighbourhood north of West Vancouver have been receiving complimentary raw water from the district since the 1960s. Citing liability issues as well as the lack of a legal agreement, district council voted unanimously to let the relationship run dry at a Feb. 18 meeting. However, council’s decision does not preclude a new watersharing deal if an agreement can be reached between the district, the residents of Montizambert Wynd, and Metro Vancouver within the next six months, according to chief administrative officer Grant McRadu. Several Montizambert residents were on hand to requestcouncildelayitsdecision in the hopes an agreement could be reached to maintain the water pipe connection between communities.

Bill Fanagan, who served as spokesman for the community at the meeting, said he envisaged working with Metro Vancouver and West Vancouver to come up with a mutually acceptable supply. “We’re asking you to delay the vote for one month to see what kind of full court press we can put on this with Metro Vancouver.” The current setup should not leave the district vulnerable to action from the province, according to Fanagan. “We believethereisnocontravention of West Vancouver’s or Montizambert’s water licences by this arrangement,” he said. Montizambert residents have been using water that is intercepted before reaching a district treatment facility, which may breach West Vancouver’s

water licence with the province, according to district staff. Montizambert has been subject to a boil water advisory since 1996, although most residents said they had water filtration systems in their homes. “Vancouver Coastal Health is now looking at us as the water supplier which puts us at risk,” said Coun. Trish Panz. Setting the six-month deadline may hasten Metro Vancouver’s involvement, according to Panz. “If we support this tonight, we could look at it as putting pressure on Metro to now take the lead,” she said. “One of my concerns is that Metro has not come up to the table for quite some time.” What has been a long and thirst-quenching relationship should be preserved, according to Fanagan. “We share the water resources that come out of Montizambert Creek, and this goes back for about 47

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years,” he said. “Each home on Montizambert has a point of entry water system and we have no history of people being sick.” Fanagan said he would favour an agreement that left the district with no costs to shoulder or liability to risk. But that may not be practical, according to Coun. Nora Gambioli. “The residents of West Vancouver have effectively already paid thousands and thousands of dollars in staff time and legal fees on this issue and will continue to do so if we spend the next six months negotiating with you,” she said. “I don’t see how it’s no cost to the residents of West Vancouver.”

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HE B.C. Liberals delivered a “balanced” budget this week for the first time in four years — a hugely important hurdle to clear on the way to an election in which the party will portray itself as the one most capable of managing the province’s books. But the Balanced Budget and Ministerial Accountability Act itself needs some amendment when one considers the accounting sleight of hand that helped to create this year’s “balance.” For a start, the act should forbid hiding costs. While it might be a legal accounting practice to back-date costs to the previous year’s budget, such figures should not be used towards balancing a government’s budget. Likewise, income from sales of capital assets should not be “counted” unless

an offer to purchase has been made. And the legislation needs to define in what circumstances revenue in the form of “dividends” from Crown corporations like ICBC and BC Hydro can be used to bolster the government books. Perhaps the theft from future British Columbians would stop if there was no political capital to be made. Balanced-budget legislation has been an on-and-off commitment in British Columbia since the Socreds first introduced it in 1991. Both the NDP and the Liberals have repealed it when it didn’t work for them, or amended it to allow for deficits — as the Campbell government did in 2009 and 2011. Such moves invite scrutiny and potential criticism. We say keep the legislation and put some teeth in it. We all benefit when the cost of government is fully explained.

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Seymour changes benefit golfers, 2 courses Dear Editor: Seymour Golf and Country Club has followed a lengthy, open and transparent review process regarding a proposal to modify public play. This proposal has been developed over 19 months with input from Northlands, the District of North Vancouver staff and council, Seymour’s more than 1,000 members, most of whom live in the district, and the public. We have presented at “in camera” and wellattended public council meetings as well as at a well-advertised public information meeting. We have had dozens of individual meetings with district staff and council as well as members of the public. More than 2,000 emails have gone back and forth on this matter between all parties involved.

The goal of the proposal is to reposition both Seymour and Northlands in order to correct a 10 year decline in public play at both facilities, which mirrors a similar overall decline in the golf industry. The proposal directs more public play to Northlands; makes Seymour more attractive to golfers who want a membership experience; and retains and enhances district resident access to Seymour. The proposal increases the usage, revenue, and long-term success of both of these neighbouring non-profit facilities, correcting the current competitive decline into a complementary win-win future. District residents will have more prime-time 18-hole reserved tee-times available to them and their guests than they currently use, enjoying a “resident member” golf and clubhouse experience. They’ll play alongside Seymour

members on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, with a four-hour-15-minute pace of play rather than the typical five-hour or more public experience. Access to the full practice facility including unlimited range balls, as well as the clubhouse are included in the green fee. District “resident members” can book these reserved tee-times for themselves and their guests up to six times per year, without paying any initiation fee or monthly dues. A three-year phased transition to this model is planned to allow Seymour, Northlands and the public time to adjust. Through the public review process we have received overwhelmingly positive support as well as some helpful suggestions that have been incorporated into the proposal. Existing public golfers at Seymour are excited about the “resident member” experience and the

weekend access, as well as the tee-times adjacent to Seymour’s existing Sunday juniors and Tuesday women’s programs. We have received some isolated negative feedback from a few individuals, including some who do not actively use our golf course, and some of the published feedback is incorrect: 1) Seymour’s financial forecasts and historical public play records have been independently audited and verified by Northlands and district staff, including the finance and lease departments. 2) There is currently no public play on statutory holidays at Seymour. The proposal removes this restriction. 3) The public information meeting was wellSee SGCC page 7

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Just saying ‘no’ not always the best policy

IT’S fashionable these days for folks to be opposed to all kinds of things, from pipelines to coal exports to extracting natural gas. Not a week seems to go by that doesn’t see a protest rally or online petition appear to denounce whatever industrial project happens to be in the crosshairs at that moment. Whether it’s the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, the Kinder Morgan pipeline, increased coal shipments through Vancouver or the controversial practice of “fracking,” a lot of people are lined up in opposition, ready to shout a loud “no” to all those proposals. But how realistic is it to think that shutting down all these things won’t have a negative impact on the economy? Do the same folks waving banners at rallies and shouting rhyming chants really think their standard of living won’t be affected if all kinds of

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industrial development simply disappears? I know some people think it’s unfair to point out that many people who demand the oil or coal industries cease to exist rely on those same industries in their daily lives. These same people demand that there be more rapid transit lines instead of more automobiles, and proudly ride a bicycle instead of the evil car. But they don’t seem to realize — or simply choose not to — that coal is used to make

steel, which in turn builds those rapid transit lines and those bikes (and wind turbines, and hybrid vehicles and all kinds of “green” alternatives). Unfortunately, the current debate over some of these controversial projects lacks coherence and a recognition there are very real consequences to saying “no” to everything. The question is, will the debate start becoming informed? The Kinder Morgan pipeline may prove to be the starting point. The Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline seems to be dead, as the environmental movement has effectively mobilized against it. Building it is likely politically toxic for any government supporting it. But the Kinder Morgan project is fundamentally different, and may spark a more reasoned conversation. The big difference, of course, is that there is already an existing pipeline along the proposed route and oil tankers have been filling up at the Burnaby refinery and plying the waters

of Burrard Inlet and the Strait of Georgia for decades. So, an activity is being proposed that has been going on for years, and it’s going to be located in exactly the same area in which it’s been occurring. That’s a lot different than building a pipeline through untouched pristine wilderness, and sending tankers through waters they’ve never travelled. The debate on the Kinder Morgan project is really just getting started. I suspect it will lack the emotions attached to the Northern Gateway pipeline, and the environmental movement will have a harder time marshalling widespread opposition to it. Nevertheless, there will be

opposition. Some local mayors — notably Burnaby’s Derek Corrigan and Vancouver’s Gregor Robertson — are adamantly against it, as are some First Nations. It will be fascinating to see how the NDP, should it win the election this May, handles this issue. The party was quick to denounce the Northern Gateway pipeline, taking a position that reflected a majority of public opinion. The Kinder Morgan project is a more sensitive one for the party, since its activist members no doubt oppose the project. But to last more than one term in government it must ensure it’s not seen as anti-business. The New Democrats also have to be wary of joining

with the anti-fracking crowd, since any moratorium on the controversial practice will have a dramatic and negative impact on government revenues (which could be used to satisfy at least part of the long wish list its constituents likely have). So it’s easy to say “no” all the time to all kinds of controversial developments. But whichever party wins the next election, it will find itself forced to say “yes” to a few of them. Protest rallies and demonstrations are easy to pull off. Governing without enough money coming in is not. Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.

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advertised multiple times in the local papers, on the district’s website, in Seymour’s clubhouse, was broadcast on Twitter multiple times from Jan. 12 onward by Northlands Golf Course to their 633 followers, and was deferred at one individual’s sole request an additional two months. Seymour is a proud community citizen whose more than 1,000 members have built and maintained the facility since 1953 at no cost to the district or public. Seymour’s annual

expenses including rent, taxes, operating budget and capital investment exceeds $6 million annually and provides more than 100 local jobs. For decades, Seymour’s junior, senior, women’s, charity and environmental programs have quietly provided a community service that is well recognized as a leader in the golf community. For more complete information on the proposal please visit Seymour and the district’s websites, or contact us directly. Greg Hope, president, David McNeilly, general manager, Seymour Golf and Country Club

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Friday, February 22, 2013 - North Shore News - A9

‘Sixteen’ Sinclair still scoring with fans

MY little two-year-old son wants to play soccer like a girl and I think that’s just wonderful. We’re potty training him these days and we’ve been using a big stack of old sports magazines to keep him occupied while he learns the business. I figure we’re giving him two life skills — hygienic waste disposal and strategic bathroom time-killing. Hopefully, 30-some years down the road he’ll be able to use the knowledge he’s acquiring now to gain a few moments of peace from his own squealing children. That is, assuming magazines and bathrooms still exist 30 years from now when people are living in their moon condos or ozone shields or whatever. For some strange reason — let’s call it a mixture of laziness and nostalgia — I’ve stockpiled a bunch of old Sports Illustrated magazines throughout the years, even moving them from city to city along with other important heirlooms like the notes from my Journalism Ethics class and my Big Lebowski bobblehead doll. The old magazines, however, have allowed me to give my son an education in the sporting landscape over the last decade. I’m a big proponent of sports brainwashing so of course magazines with stories about Steve Nash in them have featured prominently. Other stars who pop up frequently have also been added to his early vocabulary. Lebwon James, Kobe Bwyant, Dirk Novisky, Leonmess Messi, Ho Bautista — that’s Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays, in case this baby-babble game has gone too far. And of course there’s Drew Brees!, a name that my son always pronounces correctly, including the exclamation point.

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some interesting looks at the world that was. Hey, there’s a triumphant Barry Bonds. And what a glowing article on Lance Armstrong. My son can ID both of those guys by their pictures but he can’t quite get their names right. He usually nails their first and last names but for some strange reason he always adds “is a cheater” onto the end. Kids say the

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Last year Sportsnet came out with a Canadian national magazine that has allowed my son to meet some of the athletes mostly ignored by Sports Illustrated, folks like Sidney Cwosby and Alex Lovechkin. Even shot putter Dylan Armstwong was a favourite for a while after the Olympics. The process does pose some problems though. My son loves motorcycles and fire so he’s drawn to a certain flashy page that often appears at the beginning of the magazine. It’s awkward for me to continually explain that Old Spice is not a real team and that the man in a suit riding a flaming chopper with a girl in a bikini on the back of it is not a real athlete. Unless, maybe . . . is that Tiger Woods? Nah. It’s also tougher to drive home the “we don’t punch people” rule with Sports Illustrated continuing to believe that professional boxing is a sport that people care about. The Canadian version isn’t much better, what with Georges St-Pierre beating the crap out of someone on every fourth page. Ah well, it isn’t the magazine’s job to raise my kid. That task falls to my wife. And, in all likelihood, Google. Flipping through pages from the past also offers

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So where does playing soccer like a girl come in? Last week we were kicking the ball around the house when my son fired a shot into the net. “Gooooaaaaal,” we yelled, to which my son replied “Just like Christine Sinclair!” Actually he calls her “Sixteen Sinclair.” Close enough, and for a Canadian

heart to tell him that dinner with the Knicks forward would not work — the food would never make it around the table because Carmelo never passes anything. Congrats, by the way, to the handful of my readers who got that basketball joke. I know we’re a hockey country but my son really did say that one chair was reserved for Melo.

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INQUIRING REPORTER WITH a provincial election looming, the B.C. Liberals unveiled a polarizing 2013 budget on Tuesday. Critics faulted the budget for failing to insulate the province from global economic volatility and its optimistic forecasts on asset sales. Many Liberal stalwarts have praised the party for keeping tight limits on spending and committing to saving the province $1 billion in efficiencies over the next three years. Has the budget won you over? Find us on Facebook or Twitter and tell us what you think. —Jeremy Shepherd

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kid there really is no better proclamation. No offence to the men’s national team, but no one is yelling the name “Tosaint Ricketts!” after scoring a goal, even though that does sound like kind of a badass thing to yell. Pappa Google seems to agree. If you search for “canada soccer international goals,” 23 of the first 25 hits are about Christine Sinclair. My son watched some of her amazing Olympic highlights, saw her plastered all over Sportsnet Magazine and correctly deduced that she was awesome. I think that’s pretty cool. In an age where heroes can turn to villains like a glossy magazine disintegrating in a mud puddle, it’s nice to know there are still folks like Sixteen that we can count on to teach our kids how to play the game right. aprest@nsnews.com

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Stuart Lynch North Vancouver “No, I was never with them.”

Cam Duncan North Vancouver “I like the Liberals so they didn’t have to do anything to win me back. I like Christy Clark. I don’t think the NDP would do any better of a job.”

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THE West Vancouver Police Department has issued a plea for public information that might help them find a suspect wanted for an incident of shoplifting that allegedly escalated into an assault on a security guard in January. Police say the man was in a grocery store on the 900-block of

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Opium smuggling

Court acquits West Van man Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

A West Vancouver man has been found not guilty of trying to smuggle opium into Canada, more than two years after the drug was discovered in his luggage at Vancouver International Airport. Mohammadreza Haratisani, 24, was arrested at Vancouver International Airport on Sept. 5, 2010 after Canada Border Services officers became suspicious of declarations made by Haratisani and searched his luggage. Haratisani had arrived at the airport from Tehran via Amsterdam. Inside his luggage, officers found five kilograms of opium inside boxes of Iranian candy and packages of hookah pipe tobacco. Haratisani was charged with importing a controlled substance and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, but pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was acquitted last month following a trial in B.C. Supreme Court. Neither Crown counsel Margaret Loda nor defence lawyer Mark Jette returned calls about the case. Haratisani’s arrest wasn’t the first time North Shore residents have been arrested for alleged opium smuggling. In January 2010, two North Vancouver men in their 50s were among four people initially arrested in connection with the largest-ever opium seizure in the province. The shipment of 56.8 kilograms of the drug arrived hidden inside a tombstone in an air cargo delivery from Iran. No charges were ever laid. In a previous case, Reza Eshghabadi and his wife Ashraf Nabiloo, both North Vancouver residents, were handed twoyear jail sentences for importing 1.5 kilograms of opium hidden in picture frames that arrived with a shipment of glassware from Dubai in November of 2003. Another West Vancouver opium smuggler, Navid Pirouz, who smuggled more than three kilograms of the drug into Canada by mailing it to himself inside boxes of chocolate, was handed a conditional sentence in 2008.

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A12 - North Shore News - Friday, February 22, 2013

BRIGHT LIGHTS

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Chameleon at the Seymour Art Gallery

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Veronica Jeong and Alphabet Pendants — My Second Language An opening reception for the latest show at Deep Cove’s Seymour Art Gallery was held Feb. 10. Chameleon features works made from polymer clay, a modelling plastisol that hardens when heated, and celebrates it as a medium of expression. At the opening event, gallery goers were treated to artist demonstrations. Chameleon, which features works by Carolyn Joy Good, Rachel Gourley, Tina Holden, Gera Scott Chandler, Wanda Shum, Joan Tayler and members of the Vancouver and Vancouver Island Polymer Clay Guilds, will remain on display until March 2. Info: seymourartgallery.com.

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Friday, February 22, 2013 - North Shore News - A13

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Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, often referred to simply as Gwaii Haanas, is located in the southernmost Haida Gwaii (formerly known as Queen Charlotte Islands), 130 kilometres off the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Gwaii Haanas protects an archipelago of 138 islands, the largest being Moresby Island and the southernmost being Kunghit Island. Gwaii Haanas came first in a survey of U.S. and Canadian National Parks in National Geographic Traveler magazine, recognized for its pristine environment and sustainable management practices. The area is a remote location, accessible only by sea kayak, boat or chartered floatplane. — Wikipedia More online at nsnews.com/ entertainment twitter.com/ NSNPulse

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JAALEN Edenshaw (working with his assistant Tyler York) was chosen as the Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole carver by a six-person selection committee. He will speak about the project at West Vancouver Memorial Library on Sunday, March 3.

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■ Carving Connections: The Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole, a presentation by carver Jaalen Edenshaw, presented by Parks Canada’s Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and the Haida Nation, Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. Info: westvanlibrary.ca.

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A central design feature in the 42-foot monumental pole currently being carved by Haida artist Jaalen Edenshaw are five figures representing those who protested at Athlii Gwaii (Lyell Island) in 1985. While he was too young to participate in the historic anti-logging blockade, the event is deeply imbedded in his memory. “I must have been five years old or so and was too young to go down, but I definitely heard about it and it’s always been part of our story,” says Edenshaw, 32. The action paved the way for a successful partnership between the Haida

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Nation and the federal government, seeing the two groups come together 20 years ago to sign the Gwaii Haanas Agreement to co-operatively protect the area. The agreement established the Archipelago Management Board, which governs the planning and operations for Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site and has equal representation from both groups. When putting together his design for a pole to celebrate the milestone and the relationship between the Haida Nation and the Government of Canada, Edenshaw wanted to honour those who paved the way to the future. “It’s neat to be able to incorporate that and pay homage to those who stood on the line for us,” he says. “Over the years, we’ve gotten more and more control over our land and it’s good to have my work representing the beginning of that movement and knowing it will be up long after I’m dead,” he adds. The Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole will be the first raised in Gwaii Haanas in more than 130 years. Edenshaw has been hard at work on the project since September 2012 and expects the pole to be completed in July in advance of the See Keeping page 24

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A14 - North Shore News - Friday, February 22, 2013

CALENDAR

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Photographic Challenge

THE North Shore Photographic Society (including members Norah Corbet, Victoria Low, Gordon Cornwall, Terry Beaupre and Ray Rogers) will host the 29th annual Photographic Challenge at West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Centre on Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. The photography contest, featuring submissions from B.C. and Yukon clubs, has been called the “the premier competitive event in Western Canada.” Tickets are available by calling 604-981-6335. For more information visit nsps.ca/?p=6319.

GALLERIES Bellevue Gallery: 2475 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and outside gallery hours by appointment. Info: bellevuegallery.ca. A Feeler: A solo exhibition of Michiko Suzuki’s large-scale etching prints will run until March 16. Buckland Southerst Gallery: 2460 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-1915 or bucklandsoutherst.com. Café for Contemporary Art: 138-140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: MondayFriday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or cafeforcontemporaryart@gmail. com. Caroun Art Gallery: 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver. Info: caroun.net, 778-372-0765 or artgallery@ caroun.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Winter 2013 Group Exhibition: Various artists will display their work until Feb. 27. CityScape Community Art Space: 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604988-6844 or nvartscouncil. ca. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Exquisite Landscape: A massive collaborative panoramic painting that will wrap around the entire gallery by artists See more page 15

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CALENDAR From page 14 Sandrine Pelissier, Elspeth Hart, Sarah Hill, Mary Shaugnessy and Camille Sleeman will be displayed until March 9. District Library Gallery: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of Peterson Turgoose’s work of urban landscapes until March 26. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-925-7290 or ferrybuildinggallery.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Jurors’ Choice: A mixed media exhibition with various artists will run until March 3. Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art: 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday, from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Adult admission by donation/children free. Info: 604-903-3798. Tours will be offered on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Registration required: info@smithfoundation.ca. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info: kaymeekcentre.com or 604-9816335. On Our Walls: Works by mixed media artist Shakun Jhangiani will be on display until Feb. 25. North Shore Photographic Challenge: A presentation of the work of the best photographers in B.C. and the Yukon Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20/$18. Info: nsps. ca. North Shore: From Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay. North Shore Art Crawl: Galleries, studio artists and artisans are invited to register until March 15 to open their studios/galleries to the public for the third annual event which will take place April 20 and 21. Info and registration: nsartcrawl.ca or Norman Vipond, 604-209-1197. Presentation House Gallery: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday -Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Info: 604-986-1351 or presentationhousegall. com. An Exhibition with Anna Oppermann, Andrea Pinheiro and Marianne Wex will run until March 24. Presentation House Satellite Gallery: 560 Seymour St., Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Info: satellitegallery.ca. Ron Andrews Community Space: 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-7182. Pastel Memories and Ceramic Shapes: Pastel landscapes by Valerie Wilson, pottery by Donna Lee Dorosh and ceramic animals by Greg Kawczynski will be on display until Feb. 24. Dialogue of Inanimate Objects: Works on canvas by Frieda Ashworth and pottery by Patty Osborne and Elizabeth Nichols will be on display from Feb. 24 to April 14. Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Info: 604-924-1378 or seymourartgallery.com. Chameleon: A Polymer clay exhibition will run until March 2. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-7292 or silkpurse.ca. Looking From the Outside: Painter/printmaker Greg Allen will have his work on display until March 10. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or westvanlibrary.ca. Master Impressionist: A retrospective of Daniel J. Izzard’s work will be exhibited until Feb. 27. From Print to Digital: A display of some original West Vancouver Municipal Hall: 750 17th St., West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 p.m. Info: 604-925-7290. Art in the Hall: Paintings by Anne Gudrun will be on display until March 1. West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: TuesdaySaturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7295 or See more page 17

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Friendship ties new production together Veteran actors return to Shaw Theatre as Holmes and Watson

■ Holmes & Watson Save the Empire! starring Damon Calderwood and Gordon Roberts. Feb. 27-March 16, Wednesdays to Saturdays, 8 p.m. at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets $16/$18 at firstimpressionstheatre. com or 604-929-9456.

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THE players behind one of history’s most famous fictional duos are harnessing their reallife rapport to light up the stage in North Vancouver.

Longtime friends and theatrical collaborators Damon Calderwood and Gordon Roberts have been cast, respectively, as the crime-solving team of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in the First Impressions Theatre presentation of Holmes & Watson Save the Empire! The show runs Feb. 27 to March 16 at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre. In preparing for their roles, Calderwood and Roberts discovered a great deal in common between their personalities and those of the characters they play. “I can tell you right now that Gordon is a little bit like Watson in the sense that he’s a little more organized than I am,” says Calderwood, a former North NEWS photo Cindy Goodman Vancouver resident. Like Holmes, Calderwood says he is more “eccentric DAMON Calderwood and Gordon Roberts star in First Impressions Theatre’s production of Holmes and Watson Save the Empire! and discombobulated” in his day-to-day The musical comedy, written by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner, receives its Canadian premiere at the Deep Cove Shaw life. Theatre Feb. 27-March 16. As a friendly pre-rehearsal gesture, “At one point I pretend to be Queen Victoria pretending to be musical twist. Roberts presented Calderwood with a collection of the original a man in a gaiety music hall show,” Calderwood says. “At another In Holmes & Watson Save the Empire! the tenants of 221B Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories by Sir Arthur Conan point I’m playing a cockney gaiety music hall drunken performer in Baker Street sing, dance and play instruments. Set in Victorian Doyle. disguise.” “Both me and Gordon have read the books and have been fans, London, the fate of the British Empire lies in the hands of Holmes Calderwood grew up in North Vancouver, graduated from and Watson as they race to solve a puzzle and outsmart their arch and we share that in common with millions of people, so no big Carson Graham secondary, and now lives in Port Coquitlam where nemesis Moriarty. surprise there,” says Calderwood. Over the course of the show, Holmes, a master of disguise, The upcoming show is not an adaptation of one of Doyle’s assumes a number of outrageous identities to help crack the case. tales, however, but a brand new comedic mystery with a See Two actors page 23

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LUCY Rose, a rising star on the U.K. folk scene, will perform songs from her debut album, Like I Used To, at The Media Club April 3 as a part of her first North American tour. Tickets $16.50 go on sale today at 10 a.m. and can be reserved by calling 1-888222-6608. They are also available at Highlife, Red Cat Records and Ticketmaster.

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■ Tyson Naylor Trio at Granville Island’s Performance Works on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 12:45 and 1:30 p.m. as part of the three-day Winterruption Festival. Free admission. Visit coastaljazz.ca/series/winterruption_2013 for complete schedule.

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THE piano was doomed.

Battered out of tune, the blacks and whites had a date with demolition when fate, and a musical mother, intervened. “My mom rescued a piano from an alternate school where they were going to have official piano-trashing day,” recalls Tyson Naylor. After a few hammers were replaced, the parlour piano with the bright sound made a fine addition to the Naylor household, and eight-year-old Naylor discovered the instrument that would turn into a lifelong passion. “I played on that beater for probably five years,” Naylor says. The East Vancouver piano prodigy began with the building blocks of the blues before segueing into his favourite musical form. Jazz, that musical marriage of precision and improvisation, was beloved by the Naylors. As a child, Naylor remembers his father ensuring his vacation days coincided with the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Like a tourist trying to see all a city has to offer in a single day, father and son would rush from performance to performance, drinking in the stylings of avant-garde, European jazz musicians. “I was used to the sound of honks and squawks from a See Naylor page 22

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A relative unknown in English-speaking Canada, Montreal’s Ariane Moffatt is a big deal in the province of Quebec.

The Québécoise singersongwriter’s 2002 debut album, Aquanaute, went platinum in her home province, earning 11 nominations at the 2003 ADISQ Awards and winning three Félix awards (for Discovery of the Year, Album of the Year and Album Producer of the Year). In 2008 she collaborated with Franco-Israeli singersongwriter Yael Naim on Tous les sens (All the Senses), which was awarded Francophone Album of the Year at the 2009 Juno Awards and the Charles Cros Academy Award in Europe. Moffatt was born in Quebec City, the heart of francophone Canada and before she went on a long vacation at the age of nine she’d had little contact with the country’s other official language. “I started speaking English and listening to rap music,” Moffatt says. “I liked to be in the English world also. “I was always curious about anything that could produce a sound or a beat. It was natural for me. I started taking piano lessons early and began writing songs and decided to study music in college and university.” She studied jazz singing at Cégep de Saint-Laurent and then continued on to the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). “There was a program

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QUÉBÉCOISE singer-songwriter Ariane Moffatt mixes French and English material on her new album MA — a reflection of Mile End, the multicultural Montreal neighbourhood where she lives and works. called Pop Music,” she says. “I thought I could bring some of my own songs into the program and keep my work going on at the same time I was learning. I did two years but I didn’t finish as I was hired by Daniel Bélanger and he took me on tour with him as a keyboard player and backup singer.” Moffatt was forced to

make a quick transition from student to professional musician opening for Bélanger on guitar with her own material and then switching to keyboards to finish gigs as a member of his band. “I didn’t expect to be hired,” she says. “I knew I could play but he gave me so much confidence and a lot of

responsibility so that was a great way to start a career. It was a big learning process.” Over the past decade Moffatt has continued to grow as a musician, regularly releasing albums that extend her conceptual reach. In 2010, she recorded 12 tracks (all covers of Englishlanguage pop songs) for the Radio-Canada medical show

Trauma and released the collection as a soundtrack album. The disc, featuring mainly piano and voice reworkings of songs such as R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts,” Leonard Cohen’s “In My Secret Life,” and Cat Power’s “The Greatest,” gave Moffatt the opportunity to exercise her English chops. Her treatment

of Ellie Greenwich/Jeff Barry’s “Be My Baby” (made famous by Phil Spector and The Ronettes) is a soulful demo making a seamless connection between the art of French chanson and contemporary pop music. “The producer of the show contacted me and asked me to make little acoustic versions of some classic pop songs,” she says. “It was her idea and I was so happy I dove into the idea. It was my first chance to show the public that I was interested in singing in English and it inspired me to try and write songs in English. I knew I would do it someday but I wanted to be sure I was ready. I didn’t not want to translate songs from French to English but to think in English and that’s what happened when I created MA my latest album. I was going to the studio and some songs were coming out in English and others were in French and that’s when I knew I was ready to go on.” With MA Moffatt is moving outside of her comfort zone into new sonic territory with a 50/50 split between English and French songs. “It was natural for me,” she says. “My influences are bilingual and it seemed like a natural progression. It was something that I wanted to experience. If I wanted to break into the English market it might have been easier to go entirely in English but I thought it was a nice picture of the reality of Montreal and of my neighbourhood, Mile End, to go both ways. Mile End is multicultural and pretty much bilingual.” MA is not only a hybrid lyrically but musically as well. Moffatt, who early on played with the trip hop band Tenzen, mixes electronica in with her pop material. The two go hand in hand, in fact, she enlisted DJ Ghislain Poirier to create remixes of all the tracks and released those versions as a separate project. Usually Moffatt begins working on songs with lyrics but on MA it is all about the music building tracks with a hypnotic electronic feel. See Moffatt page 22

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DUSTIN Bentall and the Smokes perform at the Biltmore Cabaret tonight on an alt-country double bill with Lindi Ortega. Bentall’s band, featuring fiddler Kendel Carson, drummer Rich Knox and bassist Del Cowsill released the six-song EP Orion last October on Aporia Records.

“With this record I had no plans or deadlines of doing a record,” she says. “I wanted to rediscover the everyday act of creation. I went to my studio, which is a five-minute walk in my neighbourhood, and dug into the music. It was pretty much about starting with the music instinctively with no rational thinking. I was fascinated by the power of words like the first line you put on a melody. Why do you choose this word or that word? I wanted to dig deeper as to why I chose the words I did — that’s kind of how the lyrics started, sometimes with automatic improvisation on the melodies.” Writing in English gives Moffatt an entirely different approach to her music. ARIANE Moffatt performs Even her voice and vocal in English on her new mannerisms seem to operate album MA and the Trauma at a lower register than they covers soundtrack. would in French. “English was a way to escape from my own story,” she says. “Having less control of the language allowed me to go into fantasies and scenarios that weren’t about me. In a different language we have different things to say, different emotions come up.”

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pretty young age,” Naylor says. The Tyson Naylor Trio is scheduled to take the stage for two shows Saturday at Performance Works on Granville Island as part of Winterruption. While most children tend to reject the musical influences of their mothers and fathers, Naylor says he THE Tyson Naylor Trio’s was captivated by his parents’ Kosmonauten album music collection, unearthing came out in June 2012 Professor Longhair, Dr. on the Songlines label. John, and piano jazz legend Thelonious Monk. After graduating from high school, Naylor enrolled at Capilano University, back when it was a college, hoping something would grab him. “I was told numerous times, ‘You’ve got to have something to fall back on,’” he says. He took classes in English, history and economics, seeing if anything would grab him half as much as music. “It didn’t really,” Naylor says. Over one year at Capilano and another at UBC, music seemed to be calling. “If I have a song in my head or a rhythm, I’ll keep time by putting my teeth together,” he says. ”I think I’d be doing that more often than not in lectures, kind of tapping away, hopefully not annoying my neighbours.” Naylor decided to look for a school where everyone had a song in their head and enrolled in the music department at Vancouver Community College. He quickly went from being a B student to an A student. “I had very supportive parents so I wasn’t being pushed hard to get a real job,” he says. Now playing regular gigs with independent musicians like Dan Mangan as well as his own group, Naylor has a real job. The Tyson Naylor Trio released Kosmonauten last year. Having recently returned to Vancouver after spending an extended period in Berlin, the bulk of the album was recorded in a single day at the Warehouse Studio in Gastown.

The music is wild and experimental, featuring Skye Brooks on drums and Russell Sholberg on bass, as well as a few appearances from clarinetist Francois Houle. “Alee der Kosmonauten” is one of the album’s highlights. The tune incorporates a range of divergent tones and emotional improvisation bonded by a simple piano riff. “That’s sort of the easy part for me is finding a melody or a riff,” Naylor says, discussing his approach to songwriting. “Finding out what to do with it later is harder. I like to leave a lot of that up to improvisation.” Brooks’ playing is particularly strong on the up-tempo “Book It.” The piano and drums seem to swap roles at a certain point in the song, with snare and cymbals turning melodic and the ivories playing the part of percussion. “Adrift” features some of the album’s most peculiar sounds. Each member of the trio seems separate from the other two as the song begins, creating an effect like shards of a melody falling through space. Houle emerges at that point, along with a haunting melody. “I like to have melodic fragments that sort of re-introduce themselves at various times,” he explains. The trio sounds assured throughout the album, confident in their collaboration no matter where the song takes them. The recording process was nearly effortless, according to Naylor. “We had a day in the studio booked, and just tried to lay down as many things as we could,” he says. Asked about the costs of recording in a studio, Naylor laughs. “We weren’t about to book another day anytime soon. I’ll just leave it at that,” he says. When it comes to collaborators, Naylor looks for a specific physical quality. “Big ears,” he says. “The willingness to be very responsive in the moment.” Choosing personality over perfection, Naylor credits Sholberg and Brooks for putting their stamp on his music. The Winterruption show is scheduled to feature a more electric version of the trio, with Naylor planning to try his fingertips on the Wurlitzer. Despite an education in improvisation, Naylor prefers to rely on instinct when performing. ”I’m just trying to be there and react,” he says. “Anything where you have to perform, the more you’re thinking inside your head, the less successful you’re going to be.”

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CALENDAR From page 17 Early Music Vancouver — J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations: Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani will perform Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. Join Early Music Vancouver’s associate artistic director Mathew White for a pre-show discussion at 2:15 p.m. Tickets: $35/$32. Intermediate Orchestra Spring Concert: The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform Sunday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Tickets: vyso.com. Mount Seymour United Church: 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Through the Hourglass: Pianist and composer Vlada Mars will perform Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/$15/$10. Info: vladamars. com. photo supplied Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: phtheatre. org or 604-990-3474. Music for Life: A musical THE new Portside Pub, featuring 24 craft beers flowing through 48 taps on three event in support of prostate floors, opened its doors officially on Jan. 27 at 7 Alexander St. in Gastown. The cancer Friday, March 1 at 7 Good Music Fridays and Saturdays series kicks off with no cover before 10 p.m. p.m. Capilano University music and music contining to 3 a.m. Get latest info via twitter @ThePortsidePub. instructor Rueben Gurr will March 14 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. perform along with Rene Worst, Bill Coon and Jennifer Scott. St. Andrew’s United Church: 1044 St. Georges St., North VanThere will also be a silent auction. Tickets: $20. couver. Info: 604-985-0408 or st-andrews-united.ca. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info Mass Enlightenment: The Laudate Singers will perform Saturday, and reservations: 604-925-7292 or silkpurse.ca. March 2 at 8 p.m. Admission: $25/$20/$10. Tickets: laudatesingNot Four Pianos: Violinist Keith Lawrence and guests will perform ers.com or 604-729-6814. a concert highlighting piano quartets Thursday, Feb. 28 at 10:30 St. Monica’s Church: 6404 Wellington Ave., West Vancouver. a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Info: saintmonica@shaw.ca. Music for Art: Lions Gate Sinfonia will perform a concert inspired St. Patrick’s Celebration: Murphy’s Lagh with Damien Brennan by the current exhibition “Looking From the Outside” Thursday March 7 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Pianist Eugene Skovorodnikov will return for a concert Thursday, See more page 31

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HAIDA Gwaii Grade 5 students visit the carvers while they work at the Haida Heritage Centre.

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August 15 raising at Hlk’yah GawGa (Windy Bay) on Lyell Island, followed by a community celebration Aug. 17. Next week, however, he’s scheduled to take a break from carving to pay a visit to the Lower Mainland to share the story at a number of sites, including the West Vancouver Memorial Library, Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. Edenshaw, an experienced carver and member of the Ts’aahl — Eagle Clan of the Haida Nation, was born in Masset. He was exposed to the art at a young age, following in the footsteps of his father and other extended family members. “It was happening around me and it was sort of a natural thing for me to start helping out when I was younger and I got into it that way,” he says. Providing further inspiration was a pole housed inside an old boat shed he lived in while growing up for a number of years. Now a married father of three, he’s glad his own children can likewise grow up with the art in their midst and as they get older, he increasingly encourages them to lend a hand on his projects. Keeping Haida traditions alive is important to Edenshaw and apart from his work on the legacy pole, he’s also currently working on animated Haida language videos for children, hoping the use of the modern medium will help preserve the language for future generations.

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“I’ve been trying to learn Haida all my life also and it’s pretty close to just a few speakers left really,” he says. “Once I had kids I wanted to have them interested and teach them as much as I can and it seemed like a good way, watching them watch Dora (the Explorer) and counting in Spanish, I figured we could do a little better than that.” While carving poles has long been a cultural practice within the nation, Edenshaw doesn’t view it solely as a traditional art. “It is contemporary as much as it is traditional because it is around and the stories that I’m telling through this pole in particular are sort of a mix between new and old stories. The art form does go back quite a ways into our history, but it still has contemporary meaning to us.” For the legacy pole, Edenshaw sourced a more than 500-year old red cedar he found on Graham Island. It’s currently housed at the Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay in Skidegate. “One of the really nice things about carving at the museum is that there’s some old poles inside that we can go and study as we’re carving,” he says. In addition, the site is accessible to community members who often stop in to see how things are coming along. Helping him with the project is his older brother Gwaai, a talented carver in his own right, and his nephew, Tyler York, 23. “He’s really gifted as an artist at figuring things out and you See Legacy page 25

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CULTURE

Legacy Pole will be raised in the summer From page 24

can put him on a job and he can do it without too much supervision,” says Edenshaw. In addition to the protesters, other design elements on the Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole include a grizzly bear holding a sculpin. Edenshaw has long heard Haida stories of grizzly bears formerly living in the area. In the last several years, archaeologists in Gwaii Haanas, the result of the federal government’s presence in the area, found grizzly bear remains dating back 13,000 years. “There’s no grizzlies here now, so it shows that our stories go back at least that far,” he says. “The science is catching up with our stories,” he adds. A recent addition to his design was the result of the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Haida Gwaii in late October 2012 and caused residents to fear a subsequent tsunami. “It shook everyone up pretty good and everyone was pretty happy that there was no injuries or anything, but then we found out the hot springs in Gwaii Haanas dried up so we wanted to bring that story into it,” says Edenshaw. There was one figure that he hadn’t fully developed on the pole yet, so following the quake, he turned it into “Sacred-One-Standing-And-Moving,” the supernatural being responsible for earthquakes on Haida Gwaii. “When he moves, that’s when the earthquakes happen,” says Edenshaw. Other figures include a raven and eagle, representing the two Haida clans, and Three Watchmen, representing those who do their part to protect the area, including the Haida watchmen and Parks Canada wardens. In addition to Edenshaw’s appearance at the West Vancouver library, he will also give public presentations at the main branch of the Richmond Public Library, March 2 at 3 p.m. and the Museum of Anthropology, March 5 at 7 p.m. He’s also scheduled to speak to students at Emily Carr University.

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A giant Sitka Spruce (estimated to be between 800 and 900 years old) in Hlk’yah GaawGa/Windy Bay, where the Legacy Pole will be raised this summer on Aug. 15. A feast will follow in Skidegate on Aug 17. All are welcome.

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TRAVEL

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STATUES of an Eagle and of Antiochus I Epiphanes (left photo) on the Western Terrace of the Mausoleum of Antiochus I, ruler of Commagene, Nemrut Dag , Adiyaman, Turkey; (right photo) Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) built in the middle of the Regnitz River in 1386, Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany.

Exploring Europe off the beaten path

AS the European travel season gets underway West Vancouver’s Ferry Building Gallery is set to feature some of the lesser-known European destinations in a new instalment of The Ultimate Traveller series hosted by Peter Langer.

The first show starts off with a trip from Budapest to Amsterdam by riverboat on the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers. Along the way Langer explores castles, medieval monasteries and UNESCO World Heritage sites (such as the Historic Centre of Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace and the Wachau Cultural Landscape in Austria; Regensburg Bamberg, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley and Cologne Cathedral in Germany).

The second week focuses on the former Yugoslavian countries that have been shaped by a rich but turbulent history. Against a backdrop of jagged mountain peaks and dramatic coastlines Langer will visit several UNESCO World Heritage cities and the influence of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires on Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania. Turkey, past and present, is featured in the third instalment of the series: cosmopolitan Istanbul, the ancient sites of Pergamum and white marble streets of Greco-Roman Ephesus, Cappadocia, the mausoleum of Antiochus on Mount Nemrut and breathtaking views of Lake Van and Mount Ararat are some of the cultural highlights discussed.

The final show in the European series explores the Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo featuring some of the most impressive and best preserved ancient sites in the Mediterranean, including the temple ruins of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra. ■ Feb. 27, 7 p.m.: Cruising through Central Europe ■ March 6, 7 p.m.: Impressions of the Balkans ■ March 13, 7 p.m.: Impressions of Turkey ■ March 20, 7 p.m.: Impressions of Malta The Ultimate Traveller shows take place Wednesday evenings at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue in West Vancouver, Telephone: 604-925-7290. Admission to each show is $15. For more information go to theultimatetraveller.com.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to FASHION & STYLE

Handbags bound for Hollywood Eco-designs to raise money for charities Christine Lyon clyon@nsnews.com

HER parents forced her to study Latin instead of home economics in high school, but that didn’t stop Donna Boys from sewing her way to Hollywood.

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The West Vancouver resident picked up a needle and thread while attending university in Ottawa. Being a “starving student,” she would salvage furniture that residents left at the curb on garbage day and revitalize the shabby pieces with fun fabrics. “I just taught myself how to upholster,” she says. “From there, people noticed what I was doing and started asking me to do work for them.” Many custom-made pillows, draperies, headboards and sofas followed. One day, while reupholstering a chair for a friend, Boys fell so in love with the funky upholstery fabric that she decided to sew the scraps into a handbag. That marked the beginning of her home-based pursemaking business Sew Donna Designs, which is getting some star-studded exposure in Los Angeles leading up Sunday’s The Oscars awards show. On Friday and Saturday, Boys will be selling her handbags at the Alive! Expo Green Pavilion as part of a benefit event for Project Green, raising money to protect green space for future generations. She is one of many eco-conscious designers who will be selling their products. “The idea of course is to have celebrities mill through the museum and buy the designs,” says Boys. “They bring so much attention for the charities involved and

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WEST Vancouver purse designer Donna Boys, pictured here in her home studio, is spending Oscar week in Los Angeles, where she hopes her handmade creations will catch the attention of the stars. Scan this photo with the Layar app to see more of her handbags. they spend their money.” It would be a dream for Boys to see one of her handmade creations on the arm of a fashionable actress like Emma Stone or Anne Hathaway. Though, the star Boys would be most excited to rub shoulders with in Tinseltown might not be interested in carrying a jewelstudded clutch. “All I can think about is Usher,” Boys says giddily. “I would really like to see Usher.” She got the opportunity to head south because she is friends with Marc Palmer, CEO of Fashion Hope, a

charity that raises funds within the fashion industry to rescue and rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking. The charity is part of the umbrella organizationFortunateAngels, which agreed to sponsor Boys’ attendance at the expo. Part of her proceeds from bag sales will support Fashion Hope. A single mother of two who works part-time as an ophthalmic technician (where her high school Latin comes in handy), Boys has been sewing purses for five years. She has since branched out from upholstery scraps and now incorporates thrift

store leather jackets, recycled bridesmaid dresses, old jewelry and more into her bohemian sack purses, wristlettes and bobble-clasp bags. Boys sells her creations for an average $200 a piece at craft fairs and through her website. The best part of the business, she says, is designing commissioned pieces. For example, she created the “Dana” for a friend whose father had recently passed away and incorporated pieces of his suede jacket into the final bag. The pre-Oscars expo is not Boys’ first brush with fame. Inspired by a contest

on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she created a purse in the talk show host’s likeness that appeared in an episode. Other than catching a glimpse of Usher, Boys says her ultimate goal while in Hollywood is to help raise money for charity. “I would like to have celebrities be able to buy my purses and, having bought them, be able to give back,” she says. But if her handbags find their way onto any red carpets, she would certainly welcome the exposure. For more information, visit sewdonnadesigns.com.

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TWO hair care brands, including one that got its start on the North Shore, are partnering up to bring education to children in Africa.

Lotte Davis started bottling hair care products in their North Vancouver basement, is teaming up with Chatters Canada to rebuild Patongo School in northern Uganda where an entire generation of children was left without access to education as a result of 22 years of war. “The key to ultimately

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AG Hair CEO and co-founder Lotte Davis discusses Patongo redevelopment plans with the school’s headmaster in northern Uganda. RSVP for one or all shows or schedule an appointment with a stylist, call 604-9254110 or email service@ marilynsofwestvancouver.com.

Custom fitted suit event: Enjoy a complimentary breakfast or lunch while being custom fitted for a suit on Friday, March 8, 7 p.m. at the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver. At 5 p.m. Fred Lee (The Province, Courier and CBC) and Steven Schelling (fashion stylist, Georgia Straight contributor and editor of PINQ.ca) will host cocktails and conversation. To book an appointment, call West Vancouver’s Baracos + Brand at 604-925-1812 or email info@ baracosandbrand.com. Spring Trunk Shows: Marilyn’s boutique will host a series of trunk shows featuring springcollections from popular labels including Luisa Cerano, March 7-10 with a fashion show and presentation noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, and Riani March 1-3 with a fashion show and presentation noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. All events take place at the boutique, 5363 Headland Dr., in West Vancouver’s Caulfeild Village. Space is limited. To

Cutie Pie Wax Bar, with locations in North Vancouver (223 Mountain Hwy.) and Ambleside (636 Clyde Ave.), is raising funds for the Heart & Stroke Foundation during the month of February. The waxing salon will donate $5 from every heart vajazzle and $1 from every Brazilian wax to the foundation, which recognizes February as Heart Month. Book online at cutiepiewaxbar. com. Fraser Valley Wedding Festival: Old traditions meet new additions with cake-offs, cupcakes, and colours galore at Fraser Valley’s longest running wedding show, March 4, 4-8 p.m. at the Cascades Casino Coast Hotel & Convention Centre, 20393 Fraser Hwy. in Langley. This year, event organizers have added wine sampling and a few other surprises. The show features a unique decor showcase that includes a multitude of entirely decorated one-of-a-kind rooms with floral arrangements, aisle ideas, and table dressings in the season’s hottest colours: mint green and yellow. Mingle with wedding experts, make a flipbook with girlfriends, and watch the interactive fashion show. Admission is $5, with $1 from every ticket sale to be donatedtotheCanadianCancer Society. Tickets at the door. fraservalleyweddingfestival. com.

West Vancouver’s Blush Bridal and Special Occasions, at 1403 Bellevue Ave., will host a trunk show featuring the fall 2013 bridal collection from Reem Acra of New York, March 8-10. Call 604-925-3218 or email bridal@blushoccasions.com to schedule an appointment. Thrifty chic: The Thrift Shop at Mount Seymour United Church (1200 Parkgate Ave., just off Mount Seymour Parkway) is open Thursdays, 2-8 p.m. Make way for spring fashions by clearing out unwanted clothing and accessories and donating them to the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clothesline program. Clothesline accepts gently used clothing, all cloth-based items, shoes, boots, books, toys and more. Visit diabetes.ca for dropoff locations. 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. For more information about the guild, call 604-922-4032. — 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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FILM

Snitch a career switch for The Rock

■ Snitch. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper and Rafi Gavron. Rating: 7 (out of 10)

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FOLLOWING the Arnold Schwarzenegger path to fame, Dwayne Johnson has gone from muscle-man to bonafide actor, dropping “The Rock” from his nameplate for good. Johnson started out in the WWE arena. He did time in mindless action flicks (Fast and Furious), but also punctuated his resume with child-friendly fare (The Tooth Fairy) in the same way Schwarzenegger ingratiated himself to families with the likes of Kindergarten Cop. But Snitch might just be a watershed film for Johnson, who proves that he has more to offer than just oiled-up muscle mass or thug-ina-tutu physical irony, as a father who goes way over his head in the criminal world in order to clear his son’s name. Businessman John See Thriller page 30

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FILM

Thriller builds its case with strong cast

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Matthews (Johnson) is devastated when he learns

that his 18-year-old son is being jailed for a decade for a stupid, first-time offence. (Rule number one: never carry a package for a friend.) Jason (Rafi Gavron) is offered a more tolerable jail stint if he will perjure himself on the witness stand. Instead, John works out a deal with ambitious U.S. Attorney Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sarandon), who is running for Senate and could use the P.R. boost of a big bust. I’ll give you a bad guy, you give me my son. Only problem? He’s just a regular guy and doesn’t know where to

start. He turns to one of his employees, Daniel (Jon Bernthal, Walking Dead), an ex-con trying to keep himself and his family on the straight and narrow. John exploits Daniel’s criminal past to gain entry into the cartel, putting himself and his friend in serious jeopardy. Keeping an eye out is DEA Agent Billy Cooper (Barry Pepper). Tattooed, fu Manchu-ed, Pepper emerges among the stronger characters in the film, an agent for whom the line between good guy and bad guy has been forever blurred. As John digs himself an

increasingly deeper hole, he encounters small players in the drug world (Michael K. Williams, great) and truly big fish (a cool and menacing Benjamin Bratt). Johnson is convincing in the dramatic scenes, particularly in the prison visitation scenes between father and son, during which Jason reveals some of the trauma of prison while John both girds for battle and falls apart. John is in construction, he’s no action hero: we believe that this is a man in way too deep, as conflicted and vulnerable as any parent in a messy situation.

The side plot about dirty politics and Keeghan’s keenness to make a deal elevates the plot from standard action movie to dramatic action/thriller. The screenplay was co-written by Waugh and Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road), and inspired by true events chronicled in a PBS Frontline documentary about how mandatory sentencing laws were reduced when people ratted on bigger players. The laws, filmmakers suggest, fill the system with addicts and first-time offenders rather than the

people at the top. But never fear: there are car chases, too, including a doozy involving an 18wheeler. Waugh’s pedigree, after all, is as a stuntman who is the child of a famous stuntman, and action sequences are fairly realistic for a film in this genre. Buoyed by strong supporting characters and a believable plot, Johnson finds himself a candidate for something Schwarzenegger never really laid claim to: dramatic roles. Let’s just hope that a gubernatorial run isn’t in the actor’s immediate future.

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Chef Hung Taiwanese Noodle

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The Observatory

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BIG SCREEN SPORTS $$$$

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

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GREEK $$

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INDIAN Handi Cuisine of India

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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

PUB The Black Bear Neighbhourhood Pub

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NHL, Super Bowl 47 & Valentine’s Day all coming up in the next month.Award winning neighbourhood 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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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

Village Tap House

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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

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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

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Classic French cuisine served in an elegant and graceful setting. For over 34 years, Chez Michel has treated guests to only the best. Traditional seafood and meat entrees, dressed in rich, tempting sauces, are specially featured alongside a superb selection of wines and a decadent dessert list. Superior service with a waterfront view helps complete your lunch or dinner experience.

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CALENDAR From page 23 on drums and Jennie Bice on the fiddle will perform Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Admission: $20, which includes snacks. Reservations appreciated: 604-921-9112. St. Stephen’s Anglican Church: 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-4381. Traditional Teahouse: 1552 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 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. West Vancouver Community Centre: 2121 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7446 or westvanlibrary.ca. Music at the Library — Friday Night Concert Series: The Vancouver Chamber Choir will perform a varied programme Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. THEATRE Anne MacDonald Studio: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Grand Theft Impro: An improv sketch show that uses audiences suggestions to create 90 minutes of stories, scenes, songs and comedic chaos, the last Saturday of every month at 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $12. Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or capilanou.ca/ nscucentre. Cap Theatre Series — The 39 Steps: Four actors will play over 150 zany characters in a Monty Python flavoured Hitchcock spoof Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $39/$35. Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Info and tickets: 604-929-9456 or firstimpressionstheatre.com. Holmes and Watson Save the Empire: A musical mystery Wednesdays to Saturdays, Feb. 27-March

16 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $18/$16. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Marvellous Magical Mix-Ups and The Letter, the Lovers and the Lucky Sardines will be performed by students from West Vancouver secondary Feb. 27-March 2 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee March 2 at 2 p.m. Admission: $12. Tickets: 604-981-1100. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: phtheatre.org or 604-990-3474. Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris: A musical review reflecting on war and peace, life and death and the divisions between the young and old, the rich and the poor will run until March 2, evenings at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets: $14-$28. Will Shakespeare’s ImproMusical: A completely improvised theatrical musical based on the plots and language of William Shakespeare March 14 and 16, 8 p.m., March 15, 9 p.m. and March 17, 2 p.m. Tickets: $23-28. DANCE Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: kaymeekcentre.com or 604981-6335. Pro Arte Centre Showcase: Students of preprofessional training programs will be featured performing classical ballet, jazz and contemporary Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25/$17. CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-2326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. The Eagles Club Starlight Room: 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. East Side Marios: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. 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: 604-986-6556. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join a discussion with moderator Martin Hunt Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Topic: Will brain scans ever tell us whether art is “really” good or bad? Info: 778-782-8000 or philosopherscafe.net. Legion #118: 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-1115 or info@ legion118.com. Narrows Pub: 1979 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Mist Ultra Bar: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2326. DJs spin classic dance music from the 80s, 90s and today. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 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: theravenpub.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Thursday, 7:30-11:30 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 the first Saturday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Anyone interested in performing can phone Doug Medley at 604-985-5646. OTHER EVENTS Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or capilanou.ca/ nscucentre. EarthWorks: Biologist and author Dick Cannings will give a free presentation on the status of Canada’s birds and climate change Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info and tickets: kaymeekcentre.com or 604-981-6335. Movies at the Meek — Headhunters: The story of a successful headhunter who needs extra See more page 32

Calvary Chapel You are invited to join us, Sunday Mornings at 10:00 Teaching through the Bible, verse to verse chapter to chapter with Pastor Ken Scheel Meeting at Silver Harbour Centre 144 E. 22nd Street, North Vancouver • www.ccnorthvan.com 604.250.2368

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CALENDAR From page 29 cash to keep his wife happy so he moonlights stealing rare artworks Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. Norwegian with English subtitles. Two short films from Silver Harbour Shorts will also be shown. Tickets: $12. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9840286, ext. 8144 or nvdpl.ca. Cultural Plan 2013-2023 — Creative Spirit North

Vancouver: The Arts Office invites the public, the arts and cultural community and creative industries to an information and input session Thursday, Feb. 28, 4-6 p.m. Registration: info@ artsoffice.ca. Info: artsoffice.ca. North Vancouver Community History Centre: 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. How to Research the History of Your Home: Learn how to find and use archival records as well as get personal assistance with searches Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-2:30 (lecture) and 2:30-4

p.m. (tour). There will also be a guided tour of the North Vancouver archives and the story of a 1912 hunting lodge. RSVP: 604-926-6096. Info: northshoreheritage.org. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9257407 or westvanlibrary.ca. Movie Matinees: Celebrate Oscar winners Saturdays, 2:30-5 p.m. Schedule: Feb. 23, Shakespeare in Love. What Makes a Great Film: Capilano University’s Michael

Thoma will discuss the merits of award winners Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-2 p.m. Chamber Music Companion: Keith Lawrence will explore piano quartets by Brahms, Mozart and Schumann Monday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Music Appreciation Talks: Jazz specialist Neil Ritchie will discuss the music and life of George Gershwin Tuesdays, Feb. 26, March 5 and 12, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell.

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WEST Vancouver Youth Band members Connor Stanton (left) on bass drum and Aiden Dougherty on bass saxophone will be taking part in the WVYB symphonic and concert band’s presentation of Around The World in 80 Minutes, a musical journey of the different cultures of the band members. The show takes place at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, students $12 and children under 12 free. Go to centennialtheatre.com for tickets.

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BAKER, Nathan ‘Rambo’ Ronald Sunrise: December 23, 1962 - Sunset: February 18, 2013 It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Nathan Ronald Baker affectionately known everywhere on the North Shore as ‘Rambo’. He will be dearly missed by his grandmother Emily Baker (nee: Rivers), his loving mother Marlene (nee: Romeril) and father Ronald ‘Red’ Baker. He is also survived by his special love Anita ‘Rose Bud’ Lau and daughters Jaeda Baker, Caitlynn Salsman and Anna ‘Azaria’ Ned-Baker; brothers Todd Jason Baker and Jesse Jay Chad Baker; nephews and nieces Kyle, Beau, Jessica, Madison, Skyler, Devlin and Conner; grand nephews Kasen and Simon; and aunts and uncles Marylen Wattum (Arnold), Linda Dubick (Don), Priscilla Padlosky (Bill), Kenny Baker (Gail), Pauline Spence, Nancy Nightingale, Faye Halls (Billy), Charlie Baker, and Eugeanie Lorraine Baker (nee: Lingley); and many loving relatives and dear friends. A Funeral service in Nathan’s memory will be held on February 23, 2013 (Saturday), 11:00 am at the Chief Joe Mathias Centre, 100 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, BC. On line condolences can be found at

DOERFERT, Renate

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Renate Doerfert who passed away on February 15th, 2013. During her final days she was surrounded by the people that she loved and who loved her. There will be a memorial service at the West Vancouver Seniors Activity Centre located at 695 21st Street at 2pm on Wednesday February 27th, 2013. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the B.C. Cancer Research Society.

FRASER, Douglas 1929 - 2013

On February 14th, 2013, an incredible man moved on from this world. Doug is lovingly remembered by wife, Beverley; children: Jake (Martha) and Pat; step-children: Colette and Caroline (Mike); grandchildren: Alison (Karl), Brooke (Kevin), Erin, Ryan, Lyndsey, Sophie and Jacintha; and niece: Kathy. Doug lived a full, rewarding and actionpacked life overflowing with family, friends, many hobbies and a keen business sense. Born and raised on the North Shore, Doug spent the first 76 years of his life in the area before mo re re ce n tly mo v i n g t o Qualicum Beach. The early part of his career was spent in the logging and trucking industries. Later he opened a small chainsaw business out of a garage on west 20th which quickly flourished and he moved the business to 207 Pemberton Ave where it expanding into renting, operating and selling cranes & other heavy equipment, as well as building boats. Doug was always on the go and loved boating, fishing, skiing, motorcycle racing, exploring and was an avid reader. Doug will be fondly remembered by friends and family. A memorial service will be held at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. on February 23rd, 2013 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lion’s Gate Hospital Foundation – Pallative Program or North Shore Hospice would be appreciated. For those wishing to share a memory of Doug, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com

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MACGREGOR, David Apr 26, 1990 - Feb 15, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved son, brother and friend. Donations are being accepted in trust by North Shore Alliance Church. Memorial Service will be held Monday, February 25 at 1P at North Shore Alliance Church 201 East 23rd Street.

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DE JONG, Susan (nee Spencer) Feb. 8, 1949 - Feb. 18, 2013 After a courageous 8 year battle with ovarian cancer, Susan succumbed to its ravages and died peacefully at home in the presence of her loving husband of 40 years John, daughter Lauren and son-in-law Ryan. Susan also leaves behind her parents Geoffrey and Elizabeth, sister Janet (David), brother Kim (Cathie), grandchildren Jackson, Brandon, and Nick as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members. Also sharing our grief are many, many wonderful friends. We would like to thank Dr. Peter Edmunds and the palliative care team as well as the Oncology staff at Lions Gate Hospital. A reception to remember Susan’s Life will be held at Hollyburn Country Club, 950 Crosscreek Road in West Vancouver on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Susan’s name to Ovarian Cancer Canada.

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1929 - 2013 It is with sadness and shock that we announce the sudden passing of our father often referred to as Ted. Dad was a very fit 84 year old man who loved walking his dog Luke on many North Vancouver streets and trails. Dad was born in Wales and grew up in a quaint character filled town called Monmouth. He served in the British Army and was trained as a Medic. After Military Service he worked as an Orderly at St. Lawrence Hospital in Chepstow where he met his beloved wife Doris. They married in 1952 and later immigrated to Canada in 1953. Dad moved to Vancouver after reading a book by the great Cricketer Sir Donald Bradman who wrote, “Brocton Oval is the most beautiful Cricket Ground in the world!” Dad worked on IDH4 at VGH Hospital and was also an avid Cricketer. He enjoyed serving as a President of the Vancouver Mainland Cricket league. He also trained as a Professional Watchmaker and repaired many clocks and watches in the Vancouver region and surrounding areas. In his later years Dad enjoyed William Griffin Swimming Pool and socializing with the many people who frequented the facility. He was predeceased by his wife and is fondly remembered by his son Gwyn (June) and grandson Owen, and daughters Dorothy and Katherine. We would like to thank the staff of Lions Gate Hospital for the care they showed Dad during his brief stay there. When Dad passed he was in his garden walking his dog so he was in the midst of doing what he enjoyed. Thank you to all his friends and family for their care and support during this time. By request Dad will be cremated and his ashes will be spread by a gathering of family and friends at a later date.

JOHNSTON, Jo-Ann February 18, 2013 Jo-Ann passed away peacefully at the North Shore Hospice, close to their home in North Vancouver. Jo-Ann is survived by her husband Garry; daughters Heather and Karen (Paul); two grandaughters Lauren and Caelyn; two brothers Rodney (Marg) and Paul (Linda); and sister Mary-Lee. A private family gathering is planned to celebrate Jo-Ann’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made out to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation supporting the North Shore Hospice: 604-984-5785 or www.lghfoundation.com. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to both Dr. Smiljanic and Dr. Sugar.

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Jan. 17, 1926 – Feb. 15, 2013 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Newt Hopkins. He passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital on February 15, 2013. Newt is survived by his loving wife Anne, his sister Reta Woodley (Kelowna), sisters-inl a w H e l e n - Ma r y H o p k i ns (Kelowna) and Elizabeth Munn. Nieces and nephews Rod (Niki) Hopkins, Brian (Marie-Claude) Hopkins and M.L. (Trish) Hopkins, Scott Woodley, Richard (Brenda) Woodley, Janice (Bruce) Furiak, Cammy Nielsen, Robyn (Robert) Hall, Jonathan (Pamela) Munn, and Susan (Paul) Munn Milelli. Pre deceased by his brother Norman Hopkins, and brothersin-law Doug Woodley and Robert Munn. Newt was born in Vancouver, B.C., attended Kitsilano High School and graduated from UBC, Chemical Engineering, class of 1949. He was a long time employee of Hooker Chemicals/ Canadian Occidental, in engineering and management at facilities in North Vancouver, Nanaimo and Niagara Falls N.Y., retiring in July 1984. Newt was an avid golfer, and a former Vancouver Rotary Club Member who had years of enjoyment in his association with Rotary International Youth Exchange students. He was a participant in many groups including Parkgate Hearts in Motion Walking Group, Aqua Turtles, Probus Club, and Seniors Curling. The family would like to thank the staff of the 7th floor, Lions Gate Hospital, for the kindness and care Newt received. Heartfelt thanks to all the many friends that have given freely of their time over the past few weeks. A Celebration of his Life will be held at Seymour Golf and Country Club, 3723 Mount Seymour Parkway, N. Van. B.C., on Saturday March 2, 2013, between 2 & 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C., Rotary Club of Vancouver, Youth Exchange Program, or the charity of your choice. Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268

KNORR, Maria February 16, 2013 On Feb. 16, 2013, at the age of 84, Maria went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. She died at Evergreen House (at Lions Gate Hospital) from pneumonia and complications of various health problems including sarcoma. She is loved and missed by family and friends. A memorial service is planned for Sat, Feb 23 at 2 pm at Johnston Heights Church, 9612 152nd Street in Surrey, BC.

MERCER, Robert Gordon Sept. 11, 1928 - Dec. 22, 2012

Bob passed away on December 22, 2012 after a long struggle with COPD. He is survived by his best friend, loving partner and caregiver Jeanette Davis, brother Neil Mercer, sisters Johnny (Jack) Hossie and Lynne Cleland, sons Brian (Donna) Hamilton, Alan (Cathy) Hamilton, Michael Mercer, daughters Tammy and Michelle Mercer, Jeanette’s sons Ed and Dean (Jessica) Davis. Grandchildren Jackie & Nikole Davis, Tim (Vanessa) Hamilton, Shawna, Lexine & Jody Hamilton, Shelley (Chris) Leatherdale, Jaime (Jennifer) Hamilton, Cody Mercer, and 6 great grandchildren. Bob worked at BC Electric/BC Hydro for 40 years retiring at 55. He loved summers at Salt Spring Island, traveled to England, Portugal, North Africa, California and Costa Rica. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2pm, Monday February 25th at North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale, North Vancouver BC. Donations can be made to Lions Gate hospital or the charity of your choice.

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Mary passed away at Inglewood Care Centre just short of her 100th birthday where she had resided for the last five years. She grew up on the North Shore the youngest of four children. Mary worked at the B.C. Telephone Co. and the North Vancouver school board. She enjoyed many holidays with her husband Bill especially Hawaii. Mary was a strong and independent lady and we will miss her. You’ve had a heck of a journey mom! Survived by her loving family …son John, Daughter Anne (Warren) Whyte, Grandchildren Shelley (Scott) Drummond, Lori (Pontus) Brandstrom, Steven & Kyle White and four great grandchildren. Predeceased by husband Bill (1989) and son Bruce (2008). We would also like to thank all of the wonderful staff at Inglewood Care Centre. Private Funeral to be held at a later date.

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TU TOR D OC TOR NO R T H SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100 ajonescox@tutordoctor.com

2010

Appliances

ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS

Sales • Service • We buy

604-987-7330

2015

Art & Collectibles

SNOW SHOES $60.00 Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th St. North Van. Open: Mon. to Sat. 10:00-4:00 Phone: (604) 987-5938

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Obituaries

GAUTHIER, Ann Helen (nee Senior)

August 4, 1965 - February 8, 2013

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved Ann. She is survived by her loving daughter Angelina, Angelina's father Ronald Gauthier, her brother Mike Senior (Alice), sister Christine Kramer (Darren), nephews and nieces: Matthew, Brendan, Stephen, Conrad, Nathan, Adam, Anna, and Julia. She will also be remembered by family members Uncle John, Auntie Sheila, Auntie Dorothy, and cousins. She was predeceased by her loving parents, Frank and Lona Senior and her brother David Senior. Her partner Bruce Conner, Reggie Paull and her friends of the Squamish Nation community were compassionate and caring until the end and it was greatly appreciated. A funeral service will be held Friday, February 22nd at 11am at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 424 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to B.C. Children's Hospital. Ann was a kind, loving and generous person, who will be deeply missed.

Walkey & Company Funeral Directors 604-738-0006

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GARAGE SALES West Vancouver

Moving Sale

Sat/Sun, Feb 23 & 24, 9-3 925 Fairmile Rd

Downsizing: ladders, kitchenalia, garden tools, prints, china, brass & copper, records etc. North Van

HUGE MOVING WAREHOUSE MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat & Sun. Feb 24 & 24 8:00am-5:00pm 1561 Barrow Street Tools, big art frames, toys, books, furniture.

MOVING SALE

NORTH VANCOUVER, Moving Sale, 4381 Cheviot Rd, Edgemont Village area Saturday Feb 23, 10am 12pm. Antique coffee tables, old bedside tables, metal filing cabinet, lamps, small cabinets, bookshelves, kids sporting equipment, kid bike, adult bike, rugs, desk, microwave, other household items. Rain or Shine.

DEMO SALE

Saturday 10-2 2500 block, Marine, see signs White galley kitchen, granite countertops, ss fan, glasstop stove, d/w, hardwood flrs, etc, 604-664-7707

Sunday, Feb 24 9am-11am 136 East 5thStreet Buzzer #112 Womens clothes, shoes, accessories, household & miscellaneous items. Everything must go!!

2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

BUTCHER SUPPLIES, Leather + Craft Supplies and Animal Control Products. Get your Halfords 128 page FREE CATALOG 1-800-353-7864 or Email: order@halfordhide.com Visit our Web Store: www.halfordsmailorder.com Collectible Farsi manual typewriter $75, men’s navy suit size 36, $70, men’s tweed coat $35, ladies blk coat $50, 604-985-1968 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 STAIR CLIMBER Immaculate chair. 12’8" Control + Remote $2000. (Paid $4000) Up to 300lbs. 604-980-8800

SLIDING DOUBLE glazed doors, white, like new, $150. QS bed, box/Matt, rails, almost new. $150. Call 604-924-1872

2070 cont. from previous page

2015

Art & Collectibles

HEINRICH Germany 26pc.$200. Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th St. North Van. Open: Mon. to Sat. 10:00 to 4:00 Phone: (604) 987-5938

2035

Burial Plots

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

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 SINGLE PLOT in section 1 in Valley View Gardens cemetery. $4000. Double plot $9000. Both in Garden of Prophets. Call evenings.. 604-985-9860

HEREND Porcelain Dish $100. Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th St. North Van. Open: Mon. to Sat. 10:00 to 4:00 Phone: (604) 987-5938

nsnews.com

2060

2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES, Art Work, all High end items, 604-922-5557

For Sale - Miscellaneous

RENOVATION/ DOWNSIZE SALE - Not a 'Garage Sale' PFAFF Industrial Sew machine, NATUZZI Leather Sofa, BOOKCASES, RUGS, RUNNING MACH, OAK BANKERS DESK, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, ALL TO GO, BEST OFFER TAKES. SAT FEB 23 - 10-2:00pm SUN 11-2:00pm RAIN or SHNE. NO EARLY BIRDS. Inside Home 4122 Saint PAULS, N VAN.

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

Career Fairs

CAREER Fair Brewing at BDL February 28th, 10am-2pm, 1711 Kingsway Avenue, Poco. Hiring Robotic (ACLP) Operators. Check it out at www.bdl.ca

1240

General Employment

F/T Truck Tire Technician for local tire company, valid BC DL. Will train, experience an asset. Good benefit package. Please fax or email resume & Driver’s Abstract to: 604-986-7399 kelly_crouse@kaltire.com

North Shore Acura

PRODUCT SPECIALIST

With the new 2014 MDX coming in early summer and the all new 2014 RLX launch this spring. We are in need of one experienced and committed, VSA licensed Product Specialist. Above-average customer satisfaction skills required. The ideal candidate will have previous Import sales experience. Preference will be given to those with luxury experience. We offer above-average compensation and benefits, with the most up-to-date facility in western Canada. Our inventory selection is the best it has ever been, with ample supply on its way. Please forward your resume in confidence to gevans@northshoreacura.com

Job Listings, From A-Z

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

To advertise in Employment call 604-630-3300

2118

Recycler

FREE COUCH AND CHAIR, u pick up, in good condition, pls call 604-986-3938

SOFA & loveseat, in good condition, needs cleaning. 604988-0175

2120

4060

Metaphysical

www.gadryconsultation.com

Spiritual Healer, Medium & Life Coach, Psychic Advice you can trust! Quick Results. Natural gift! 100% GUARANTEED ★ Mr. Gadry 604-872-7952 ★

Sports Equipment

5040 2010 GEO E-Cycle, ok in bike lanes, DC motor, storage & safety pkg, 48 Volt recharge battery. Valued at $1,899, selling for $1,199 obo. 604-990-7703

2135

REAL ESTATE

Furniture

$500- $20K PER SALE 100% PROFIT- Leads Supplied www. gforcecoop.com

5070

* DANISH * style teak furn & items. Ok if refinishing & repair needed. 604-773-5218 Thank You very much. Cash Paid !

Money to Loan

2075

Furniture

BAKERS RACK $125, 2 wrought iron stools $40 ea, harvest tbl $125, freplace bench $50, ornate mirror $80, older reclining chair $50, framed pic $20 -$100 ea., meile 10 spd bike $200, euro city bike never used $900, o/door lounge chair $45. 604-921-1061

Borrow Up To $25,000

No Credit Checks! Cash same day, local office

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

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 MOVING MUST SELL, 5 seater sectional sofa with pull out bed, very good cond $350 obo. Coffee &2 side tables $50. 604-329-3857 TRUNDLE BED, metal frame. Converts to 2 singles, $200 obo, 604-922-4189 Walnut dining tbl, 4chrs $750, 2pc wall unit $350, mahognay desk $490, etc, 604-926-0333

1240

Cats

FAMILY RAISED kitten, fem, 1 left, to nice home only; prefer with children, $80. 1-604-794-5972

RESCUES FROM Overseas need home. Offers/Fosters 778-297-4470 glauris@yahoo.ca

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

Agents

2BDRM/1BTH 148 E Kings Road Cottage style, private patio/gardens. New furnace, H/ W tank, kitchen/bath reno, Cedar roof w/ skylights. Public Open Feb 23, 1-4 pm. $899,000 email: mike@kimmins.ca

6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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

NEED EXTRA INCOME

Earn extra cash to supplement your current income or pay off your bills. Now hiring delivery contractors for the Sun, Province & National Post in the West Vancouver area. Must have reliable vehicle and be available from 2am to 6am daily. Earn up to $900/mo. Call to find the route closest to you.

@

778-968-4400

place ads online @

NSNews.com

1266

Medical/Dental

P/T experienced Dental Receptionist req’d. for West Van. Must be friendly and people oriented. Fax resume to: 604-925-5819.

1270

Office Personnel

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Cascadia Society for Social Working (a Camphill community) is seeking an Admin Assistant, approx 13 hours per week. Skills/experience needed: general office, organizational, bookkeeping, Word/ Excel, and proficient spoken/written English. Please send resume to leslie@cascadiasociety.org. Only those shortlisted for the position will receive a reply.

Jim Pattison Toyota Northshore has a very rare opening for for a experienced parts person. The ideal candidate will have minimum 5 years experience, and know the Reynolds operating system. If you would like to join Western Canada’s #1 retailer, with opportunity to grow, we want to hear from you! Please apply in confidence directly to Roger Rapske at rrapske@jptoyota.com

6008-28

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

Abbotsford

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

Legal/Public Notices

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let your past limit your career plans! Since 1989 Confidential, Fast Affordable - A+ BBB Rating EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM Call for FREE INFO BOOKLET 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) www.RemoveYourRecord.com

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

6008-04

Burnaby

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

7005

Body Work

The Art of Asian Bodycare 7days, 10am-8pm, 604-980-8809 101-1075 Marine Dr, North Van

7010

6008-06

Chilliwack

MERIDIEN SPA

1293

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

www.plea.ca caregiving@plea.bc.ca

1310

Coquitlam

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

1325

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

Personals

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

GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $210,888 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Penthouse, 1400sf, 2bdrm, 2 decks, new appl, $239,900. Call 604-768-8879

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

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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

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

6015

For Sale by Owner

Trades/Technical

JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN res/comm. NS/VAN. Basic tools. Fax resume 604 987-4803 www.coastmountainelectric.com

Assistant Parts Manager

Condos/ Townhouses

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

6008-08 General Employment

6008

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

5505

3507

6002

Need Cash Today? Own a Vehicle?

Wanted to Buy

CASH PAID! TEAK FURN. All 1940’s - 70’s retro look Household items & antiques Derek 604-442-2099 Thanks

Business Opps/ Franchises

TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Stored under cover. Rod 604-985-7193

EMPLOYMENT 1213

Fuel

2075

LA-Z-BOY SOFA-BED Queen, light beige, $250. Flexsteel sofa, $200. 2 upholstered chairs $50. White seat sweater chest $25. 604-922-9598 W.Van

Work Wanted

MY SISTER in the Phillipines exp’d & hardworking looking for job to look after kids or seniors. Ready to work 18 mths. Small salary is ok. Lyn 604-526-3350

nsnews.com

RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.

Need a New Place? Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $722,000.

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REAL ESTATE For Sale by Owner

6015

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-14 PALM DESERT: 4BDRM/3BTH 73860 White Stone Lane 4 Bdrm, 3 full baths, Pool, Spa, outdoor Grill, in center of Shadow Mountain Golf Course, large yard, 8 citrus trees, great views North & South, all amenities, remodeled with all high end appliances & high quality fixtures, 2 high efficient furnaces & air conditioners, on dead end short street with little traffic & fairways on both sides of home, selling furnished. $795,000. email: amlarson77@gmail.com

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Chilliwack

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

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

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

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

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

6020-08

Coquitlam

OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $400K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

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

6020-24

Tsawwas.

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

North Delta

6020-38

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.

NORTH DELTA near new 2583 sf 5br 4.5ba with 1br side suite, warranty $698,888 604-765-4211 see uSELLaHOME.com id5622

6020-52

Port Moody

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

6020-34

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $520,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599

6025

GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $565K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

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

CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $638K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563

GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

6030

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

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

dbrock@me.com

Lots & Acreage

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536

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

MACDONALD REALTY LTD 1575 MARINE DRIVE, WEST VANCOUVER

Industrial/ Commercial

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

Surrey

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $509K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

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

6052

Real Estate Investment

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

Okanagan/ Interior

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

6065

Recreation Property

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

North Vancouver

David Brock

778.996.3098

Sat Feb. 23, 2-4 339 22nd St

NORTH VANCOUVER 3 BR, 1 bath, 1,242sf, completely renovated, hardwood floors. Fully fenced yard is perfect for a family. Great alternative to condo living! $819,900

davidbrockrealestate.com

6050

Out Of Town Property

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other Areas BC

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611

HOUSE

Ladner/ South Delta

Mobile Homes

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

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $5,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

OPEN

6020-12

6035

6040

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

6020-26 REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

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

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

6020-36

6020-30 CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

Lots & Acreage

Surrey

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617 CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561

6030

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

FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577 AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Surrey

Real Estate

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

6020-06

Langley/ Aldergrove

6020

THE BUY T SELL T FIND T INCLASSIFIEDS I I I

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HOME SERVICES 8010

Alarm/Security

Computer Services

8058

ADT 24/7 MONITORING FREE Home Security System, $850 value! Only $99 Install Fee! Low monthly rates. Call now! 877-249-1741 ADT Auth Co.

Appliance Repairs

8015

8030

Carpentry

FINISHING CARPENTER $41.50/hr .... WCB Call Randy 604-839-0256 Home & Yard Carpentry. Small jobs. Bsmt, floors, concrete form, tiles. Francisco 604-710-9837 www.chulavistalandscaping.ca

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 EXP RELIABLE thorough Cleaning Lady. Excellent long term ref’s. Call Helen 604-616-2189

Concrete

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

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276 ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, big/small jobs, free est Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332

8090

Fencing/Gates

CEDAR FENCES - best price 604-862-5545 superscapes.ca

Drainage

GREENWORX ★ Drainage Sewer & Water, video inspecions & jack hammer 604.782.4322

WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 WEST VAN DRAINAGE Drain Tile Cleaning - Water Line Excavation 604-340-8989

8075

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

NORTH SHORE FENCES

Quality work by professionals Repairs and construction 604-230-3559

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

Drywall

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

Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344

AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

Looking to do some

Home Improvement?

Refer to the Home Services section for all your needs.

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

Bach from $845 1 Bdrm from $1105 2 Bdrm from $1425 City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.

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

2 BR available March 1, $1180. nr Hospital & Safeway, 1 year lease, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922

1 BR, $950/mo, Available March 1 Gated prkg, south facing, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets. 1 yr lease, walk to seabus 170 W 4th. 604-987-0558

1 BR, 2 BR’s, view, avail Now. 1 year lse, 125 West 19th, N/S, No Pets, coin w/d, 778-554-0537 1 BR $925, Mar 1, central Lonsdale, hw flrs, incls heat & hot water, no pets, 604-986-6418 1 BR suite Lonsdale/18th, ns/np, avail March 1st, $975 inc heat & hot water, 604-988-4692

100 E. Esplanade St. NVan,1 br $1500; 2 br 2 bath NE crnr ste $2000. Mar 1, min 1yr lse. Call Paul 778-861-1449 for showing. 1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Mar 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

8125

Gutters

North Van Apt. Rentals

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR $1200 h/wood, St. Georges & 12th, 1 yr lse, prkg, np, ns, avail Now, incls ht/hw. 604-988-4692 2 BR central Lonsdale, 850sf, suits quiet ns, np, $1350 incls ht/ hw, Mar 1st, 604-320-9238 2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384 2 BR large, $1200, Mar 1st, ht, h/water, carpet, storage, np, 215 E 12th 604-971-2456 2BR $1030, March 1 Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

3 BR $1450 Mar 1, , hardwood flrs, incls heat, hw, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. NP, refs, 778-320-1554 326 W. 1st St south facing1bdrm $875 Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail NOW. 604-983-6916

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2 & 3 BR Avail March 1 Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar

145 West Keith Road. 1 BR (Avail Now & Mar 1) 2 BR (Avail Now) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok.

604-986-3356

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★ Large 2 BR $1375 No pets, 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com

110 W 4th St Penthouse, 2 BR, great view, 800sf, locker, prkg, $1595, N/P, Now 604-662-3279

★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1BR top flr North face, reno’d $960. 1BR glvl, North face $920, avail Now/Mar1, Carpets, drapes, heat, hotwater, gated prkg avail, no cats/no dogs 604-986-7745 DELBROOK GARDENS 777 W.Queens, 2 bdrm townhome, $1595 604-990-2971, weekends 778 227-5042 Large 2 BR garden apts, upr Lonsdale, $1250 incl heat/hotwater, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, April 1, 604-202-3458

LYNN VALLEY 2 BR, updated, cat/sm dog ok, avail now $1175 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

TOP FLOOR VIEW CONDO, 155 W 1st St, enjoy stunning views from very large 2 br & 2 bath, 1150 sf. Lower Lonsdale top flr condo. Granite counter & SS appls, np ns, $2500. 1 prkg + storage. nr all amens, Tim 604-925-3171

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach, pool, rec. room, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

1 BDRM

Recently reno’d 800sf, available in quiet waterfront building, exceptional ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment

8125

Gutters

8150

Kitchens/Baths

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES

20% OFF til Mar.15(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

WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

Alliance

Windows & Power Washing Time To Clean Your Gutters

• Gutter Cleaning • Moss Removal • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Contract Pricing • Strata Work • Property Managers Welcome Work Done by Professionals Fully Insured

604-723-2526

8130

Handyperson

8155

Landscaping

A-1 JOB by Arms & Minds Renos Carpentry cabinets, doors, finishing, floors, drywall, paint Mark 604-761-7745

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)805-8463/ 986-4026

Lawn Installs Landscaping Garden Beds Retaining Walls Paving Stones Walkways Cedar Fences and more...

★HUSBAND FOR HIRE★ Int/ext jobs. Glenn 604-328-1059

husbandforhirehandymanservices.ca

INDOOR/OUTDOOR JOBS, painting, yard clean, gutter, pwr wash. GRAHAM 778-874-2153.

8140

Heating

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

604-876-4604

Apartments & Condos West Van Apt. Rentals

WESTWIND APTS 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR mnt view, 2 bdrm ocean view pnthse, rare, reno’d Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734

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

AMBLESIDE TOWER MOVE IN BONUS

GRANITE COUNTERTOPS COMPETITIVE $. 778-886-4555 SEATOSKYCREATIONS.COM

6515

Duplexes - Rent

3 BDRM, 2 bath, 1800sf, new kitchen / bath upgrades. H/w fl. Near seabus. nr seaBus, N/p, n/s. Call Chad, $1695 604-328-5545

6522

604.862.5545

Furnished Accommodation

A SHORT STAY North Shore 1 & 2 bdrm + penthouse. Renos, families, pets allowed, Execs. 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com

Studio (Avail Mar 1), 1 BR’s (Avail Now & Mar 1) & 2 BR (Avail Now & Mar 1), Mnt/Ocean views, incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms. Walk to beach &

1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail Fitness facility, Key less entry, Move-In Bonus, outdoor pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free MultiHousing Program 604-922-4322

Park Royal Towers

1BDRM/1BTH, 2012 Fullerton Ave, close to Grouse Mtn and downtown, furnished, kitchenware, linens, internet, cable $1,350 all incl. globaltarget@shaw.ca

6540

Completely Renovated

1, 2 & 3 Bdrm. Suites All Utilities Included

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

5BR, 2.5 ba, 2 lvl, City/Mnt views, Ballantree Rd, W Van, 3385sf, newly reno, hw flrs, 2 fp, Mar 1, ns/np, $3750/mo, 604-469-1148

A.A. BEST PRO

GARDEN SERVICES LTD.

604-518-5661

Y.K. Landscaping Co. Ltd.

604-518-5623

20 Years Experience Retaining Walls, Paving Stones, Rock Garden, Fences Water Sprinklers SPECIAL WINTER CLEAN-UP (Garden)

Call Sukh

A.All Area Gardening Service Lawn Maintenance • Aerating Moss Control • Power Raking Trim • Prune • Top • Gen. Clean-up

604-726-9153 604-926-1526 2013 Special Aeration, moss control $95. Lawn maintenance 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526

Garden Care Excellence Design Install • Renovation • Maint

604-802-5272

6540

Houses - Rent

British Prpty, 6BR, 3.5 ba, 2 kitch, 4000sf, full mtn/waterview/ downtn, lrg decks, hw flrs, $3500 + utils, avail Now 604-725-4873

All West Garden Services Lawn maint, p/raking, moss control, aerating, trim, prune top, general cleanups... CALL SUKH 604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

SHARE 3 BR furnished house, near bus stop, Cap U & shops, professional or student, avail now, $480, 604-929-9667 CANYON HEIGHTS 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, 2300sf. Architect designed. All hardwood floors. Fully fenced, low maintenance yard. Near bus, stores, schools. Available now. $2800. 604-685-1900, 604-922-3060 EXEC. EDGEMONT VILLAGE Newer- Luxurious, 3300sq ft, 3 large bdrms, 3.5 baths, large patio, & lawn, no maintenance. 2 car main level garage, state of Art appls. 15 mins to downtown, Avail immed, ns/np, $4600+ utils. 604-512-8830

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM, Ambleside, Avail now, n/s, no pets, insUIte w/d, $1350 incl utils. Call 778-688-2568 1 BR furn or unfurn, large spacious, nr WV Rec Centre, Avail Now, small pet ok, ns, $1300/mo incl utils/wd, 604-926-7075 2 BR, 2 ba, jacuzzi, sun rm, own entry, w/d & patio, storage. 6 appls, granite island, heat under marble/tile flr, cntral vacuum, secure windows, fp, ns np $1850 furn? Up Lonsdale 604-916-0760

HIGHLAND DR. 604-908-7368 3 BR, 2.5 bth, 1/2 acre lot, garage, pet ok, lease, $2500.

2 BR 26/Lonsdale, incl heat & hw, drapes,storage, prkg, ns np $900, March 1, 604-220-6817

WEST VAN, Dundarave, 4 bdrm, h/w flrs, $4600/m, 3 bdrm, walk to seawall, $3600/m, 604-319-7674

2 BR Brand New, bright, 6 appl, heated flrs, h/wd/stone, np, ns, nr Handsworth $1600. 604-537-1884

6565

Office/Retail Rent

150sf - 600sf Prime Office Space Avail for Lease. Excellent Rates! Call Jeff or Ross 604-980-3003

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

1 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495 incl, furn or unfurn 604-329-7449

BEAUTIFUL 6 bdrm home Chartwell Cres, walk to Sentinel & Chartwell schools. 3 car garage, pool & million dollar view. $6000. Call Afsane 604-762-1926

greenclipperlawnservices@gmail.com

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

Houses - Rent

4 BR, 2 bath, 2 level lg back yard/ alley access, f/mnt view, 2700sf, very quiet/priv, Ambleside, avail Now, $2950 + util, 604-725-4873

604.986.0003 Office 604.561.9100 Colin 604.218.7644 Al

Garden Services

Certified Horticulturists Design • Planting • Maintenance Spring Clean-ups. Call Scott. www.KatsuraLandscaping.ca

shops. Small pet ok. 604-922-8443

BAYVIEW APTS

Al Isaac & son Colin

Aeration, fertilization and yard clean-ups. Get Ready for Spring!

Lawn Maintenance, Power Raking, Moss Control, Aerating, Trim, Top, Prune, etc.

Kitchens/Baths

BATHROOMS & much more. 30 yrs on the North Shore. Working within your budget. 778-387-3626

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

Best Prices!

superscapes.ca

ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677

8150

6505-12

Lawn & Garden

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

604-340-7189

*Must be mentioned at time of booking estimate to receive 20% off

6505

8160

Gutters, Windows, Pressure Washing, roof cleaning, etc. Free Est. Chris 604-377 -6104

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

NEW CONSTRUCTION Concrete Work, Framing & Forming. John 604-562-1122

8073

Electrical

#18405 Electrician Best Rates, Local, Reliable, 24-7, All jobs 100% satisfaction. 604-765-8439 Adam

IN-HOME COMPUTER & TABLET TRAINING. Friendly, patient, knowledgeable. North & West Van. 604-616-1809

8060 SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925

8080

FURNISHED ROOM nr Grand Blvd/15th, friendly house, immed, $525 incl, ns/np 604-990-4257 MID LONS. furn bdrm in private home, w/d, cable, utils incl. $500/mo, no pets 604-980-8012

2 BR bsmt, shr’d w/d, Lower Lonsdale, ns, np $1175 + % utils, lease, March 1, 604-306-7187. 2 BR Deep Cove, large bsmt ste, big yard, clean, ns, $1150 share wd & util. Mar 1st. 604-593-0234

6605

Townhouses Rent

3 BDRM, 4 appl, f/p, carpet/lam flrs, back yd, $1950. Rufus Dr, ns/ np, avail Now, 604-980-6250 NR CAP Mall, for family, 1200sf, 3 br, 2.5 ba, 6appl, np ns , $2000, Mar 1, 604-926-8338 778-883-6613

6615

Wanted To Rent

GARAGE WANTED to stuff newspapers in Lonsdale area. Call Shamel 604-377-6591

HOME SERVICES 8160

Lawn & Garden

Serafina Garden Services Maintenance, Design, Organic References Avail , 604-984-4433

8220

Plumbing

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CALL THE EXPERTS PLUMBING & HEATING

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

RICHARD SAUNDERS West Vancouver: 604.908.1469 Vancouver: 604.874.4808 richard@actualplumbing.ca

ACTUAL PLUMBING & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-908-1469 Garden Care Excellence - Design Install Reno’s Maint 604-802-5272

* MUSHROOM MANURE *

P/U or delivery. Covered storage. (604) 644-1878 TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667 ENGLISH LAWNS, new lawn installs, replace old, drainage, landscaping, pavers, etc. Any size job. Nick, 604-929-7732 Winter Clean up, debris removal, gutter cleaning, hedge trimming, odd jobs. Darren 604-657-7532

8175

DELBROOK Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

www.actualplumbing.ca

SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. Insured, BBB member 604-987-7473, 604-721-6075 Samy

To place your ad in Call the Experts call 604-630-3300

Renovations & Home Improvement

Masonry

8180

20% OFF til Mar.15 (max. 400*) $

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

Glenex Home Services

● Renovations ● Plumbing ● Electrical

604-351-5952 ★Free Estimates Gladly Given★

Moving & Storage

8185

LOCAL MOVERS big/small truck. Hauling, rubbish removal. Good rates. 604-603-3533, 770-0229

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

27 Years of Service on the North Shore! 100% Customer Guarantee! Fully Licenced & Insured Always Exceeding Expectations, Always!!!

604-922-9777

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $137. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 ★ An Interior Specialist ★ PRO PROPERTY PAINTING Small or Big Jobs, Quick & Clean Quality Craftsmanship, Insured, Free Est. Carter 604-790-4554 DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300 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 ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-809-3842

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

SUNDECKS & RENOS Vinyl & cedar treated decks. 604 376 3192 www.olmani.ca

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936

Roofing

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES

Home Services

Serving North Shore Since 1985

HOME SERVICES 8250

NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp. No job to small.. Please Call Will 604-805-1582

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS A

604-340-7189

*Must be mentioned at time of booking estimate to receive 20% off

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

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

ALL RENOS Bathrooms Included

25 yrs exp. Great Prices, Excellent Workmanship, Working within your budget

Call Hummingbird 778-387-3626

OLMANI ‘‘Good to the Last Nail' Bath & Kitchen Renovations, Additions Interior & Exterior Home Repair, Sundecks 604-376-3192 www.olmani.ca 2 OLD GUYS 2 YOUNG TO RETIRE WE DO IT ALL!

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

BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renovations. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca FENCES, DECKS, Concrete Form Work, Retaining Walls, Garages. Larry • 604-338-9272 Qualified Carpenter, 25 yrs exp, renovations, repairs, insured. WCB, good rates, references. Call James 604-788-8863 Quality Home Renovation Int/Ext Kitchen & Bath www.OnSiteRenovations.com Call Mike Getzlaf 604 351 9316 STRUCTURAL REPAIRS! Renos, New Constr. WCB & Ins 604.925.0661 or 604.861.8145

8250

Roofing

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

A-1 Contracting & Roofing ReRoofing & Repair. WCB. 25% Discount. Jag, 778-892-1530 AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING All types. BBB, insured, references. www.affordablequalityroofing.com 604-984-6560

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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

Call for FREE ESTIMATE & WINTER PROMOTION

A+

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

WEST SIDE ROOFING

604-722-1105 FF 15% O TODAY!

604-722-1105

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

A RESPONSIBLE NORTH VAN MAN with truck ONLY $25 + dump charges 604-377-3175 ACKER’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Quick. 7 days. Fast & reliable. Spencer 604-924-1511 BIN SERVICES for your Dirt Fill, Rock, Concrete or Asphalt Jobs. ● Load up to 8 c/yd-Demo 20 c/yd Dalton Trucking 604-986-6944

8309

Tiling

ALL TILING Kitchen • Bathroom • Flooring MIKE ★ 604-999-1562

Collectibles & Classics

9110

Collectibles & Classics

From the City to the Valley

604-630-3300

Top Soil

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

WAS $46,900

STK 951721 WAS $42,900

09 CHEV HHR SS

11 CHEV SILVERADO LT Z71

NOW $43,654

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

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $5,850. 604-591-8566

1967 Jaguar E-TYPE 39,000 Km, Mint coupe, Stunning. $65,000. 604-926-5262

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

Headwater Management TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery 175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver

604-985-6667

8315

NOW $12,998

AWD, leather, navigation, loaded.

NOW $38,888

5.3l V8, 4x4, loaded.

NOW $10,900

STK F92361 WAS $27,900

NOW $25,900

04 CHEV COLORADO CREW CAB

12 FORD ESCAPE XLT

STK R85571 WAS $10,000

Stk 951710 WAS $24,900

A/C, auto

NOW $8,998

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

V6, Loaded.

NOW $20,800

05 CHEV SILVERADO CREW CAB

12 FORD EXPEDITION LTD

STK 951750 WAS $19,900

STK 951680 WAS $47,900

4x4, 5.3l V8.

NOW $16,900

Nav sync, leather, 12,000kms.

NOW $44,900

12 CHEV ORLANDO LT

10 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE

STK 951810 WAS $19,900

STK 951860 WAS $19,900

Loaded, only 8,000kms.

Stow’N’Go, loaded.

NOW $17,900

NOW $16,900

Tree Services

TREE WORKS

Tree & Stump Removal Done Right! Trimming & Pruning. Fully Ins. Best rates.

12 VW PASSAT TDI

12 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE

STK 951800 WAS $33,900

STK 951241 WAS $30,900

Leather, navigation, loaded.

Fully loaded.

NOW $30,800

NOW $27,900

604-787-5915 604-291-7778 treeworksonline.ca

10% discount with this ad

8335

Window Cleaning

GUTTER CLEANING. moss removal, roof cleans, Strata work, property managers welcome. Steven 604-723-2526

To advertise call

604-630-3300

9110

10 MERCEDES BENZ GLK 350

10 BMW X5 XDRIVE

STK 951840 WAS $36,900

Stk 951700 WAS $47,900

09 CHEV MALIBU 2LT

12 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GL

STK 62061 WAS $15,900

STK 931461 WAS $19,900

AWD, auto, nav, panorama roof.

NOW $33,900

V6, auto, loaded, only 42,000kms.

NOW $12,998

Collectibles & Classics

1985 BUICK Le Sabre Ltd collector edition, collector plates, 71,000 kms, all orginal, mint cond $5000. 604-671-7853

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

nsnews.com 1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $3900. 604-723-3654

Loaded, one owner, 59,000kms.

604-986-6944

87 Mountain Hwy, N.Van.

Roofing

BLACK Tusk Roofing & Sheet Metal. Natural Slate & Metal Roofing 778-987-4054

09 VW TOUAREG TDI

STK 951350

AWD, fully loaded, only 12,000kms.

cont. on next page

Leather, Nav, mint.

NOW $43,900

Fully loaded, auto.

NOW $16,900

10 CHEV SILVERADO LTZ

13 CHEV EXPRESS 2500 CARGO VAN

STK 951820 WAS $36,900

Stk 951770 WAS $29,900

4x4, rare, 6.2L V8, loaded.

V8, auto, a/c.

NOW $34,800

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

8310

AUTOMOTIVE 9110

11 BUICK CXL

STK 258471 WAS $13,900

Sand, Gravel, Soil, Rock Deliveries

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

A Eastcan Roofing & Reno’s Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

STK 868022 WAS $15,900

Supercharged, rare car.

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

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. Trusted since 1986! A+ Rating - BBB Residential/Commercial 25 Years workmanship warranty

STK 951380 WAS $67,900

DALTON TRUCKING LTD.

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

Since 1983

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

8250

09 DODGE JOURNEY SE

NOW $61,828

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956

8240

11 CADILLAC ESCALADE

Nav, DVD, AWD, only 21,000kms.

Actual Plumbing & Heating, Ltd., Suite #302-1489 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE

WEST VAN PLUMBING Water Line Installation 604-729-3663

SERIOUS SAVINGS

NOW $25,900

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

Northshore

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

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AUTOMOTIVE 9129

cont. from previous page

9110

2001 JAGUAR XJR, fully serviced, new tires/brakes, exc cond, $13,500, low kms local car. 604-644-4440

9155

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sales from the higher end brands while flattering their loyal customers. Design Honda claims that this car is “more luxurious, more sophisticated, better performing and better equipped than any other model in the Accord’s 37-year history.” The goal for 2013 was apparently to “advance the sense of luxury and craftsmanship . . . to the highest levels in their class.” Well, that’s a tall promise, but we are happy to report that — for the most part — Honda has achieved its goals and objectives.

A machine unlike any other, springing fully-formed from the forehead of its creator — a brilliant, relentlessly driven entrepreneur. Beleaguered by companies fighting to maintain the status quo, battling negative press at every turn, seemingly beset on all sides by those who would rather see it fail. Oh, you think I’m talking about the Tesla Model S? Sorry, no: I was speaking of the Tucker Torpedo. Certainly, there are parallels to be drawn between the negativity surrounding Elon Musk’s current all-electric wondercar, and the doomed Tucker 48. The latter is one of the great tragic romances of American capitalism, and one wonders if, had Preston Tucker succeeded, whether we all might be driving around in cars with wild safety innovations and rear-mounted helicopter engines. Sadly, an imbroglio with the Securities and Exchange Commission, stock fraud trial and other well-publicized woes

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THE Honda Accord begins its ninth generation in 2013 and the redesigned version is the best ever, boasting outstanding design and sharp styling that come with a slight increase in price.

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THE new Accord looks leaner and with good reason — for the first time in the car’s nine generations the new model is actually smaller than the outgoing one.

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THE Accord’s dash is made of high quality soft-touch materials, helping to give the cabin the solid feel that is characteristic of Honda cars.

Car shrinks but leg and trunk room expand

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The new Accord certainly looks leaner and more athletic. This is partly because for the first time ever, the 2013 model is actually smaller than its predecessor, with an overall length 3.6 inches shorter than before. While the exterior is not flashy by any standard, the new look is more dynamic and passionate.

This is especially noticeable up front, where a larger grille and lower air inlets give it a brawny edge. However, down the sides, familiar body lines cut across the shoulders and sills. With the sedan’s smaller exterior, total passenger volume is just slightly less, but Honda has made the cabin more inviting with its higher class ideals. Head and hip

room has decreased a little, but shoulder room is up and leg room remains the same in the front. In the back seat, leg room has been increased by more than an inch, and that’s with a larger trunk that now holds 15.8 cubic feet of luggage. The overall feel is roomy and spacious. Performance Both available powertrains feature Honda’s new Earth

Dreams technology. The all-new 2.4-litre inline four boasts direct-injection for the first time in North America. It rates at 185 horsepower and 181 foot-pounds of torque and is available with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission. Also available is a heavily revised 3.5-litre V-6 with variable cylinder management that pushes 278

h.p. and 252 foot-pounds of torque through its six-speed automatic transmission. Whether driving the coupe or sedan, both cars have that smooth, solid feel that millions of Accord owners have come to appreciate. Paddle shifters appear on the steering wheel for CVT models and there’s a new camera-based blind spot display option which expands

the rear view along the passenger side, improving safety. I was surprised how effective this safety feature was during my drive, and quickly learned to appreciate the “extra” measure of vision it provided throughout my daily commute. As before, the 2013 Accord is a good long

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drive the new Accord day-today? The best way to sum it up is that the Accord offers a totally relaxing environment. This is because the engines work effortlessly, the gear boxes are amongst the smoothest in the business, the seats are highly comfortable, the driving position is spot on and all-around visibility is perfect. Unlike some other cars in this range, the dash is made of high quality, soft-touch materials. Everything within the cabin has that beautiful Honda feeling of solidity. And it has decent practicality too, thanks to a large central storage space which is chilled by the air conditioning and also includes the USB input for your MP3 player. As for safety, you can get the Accord with a lane departure warning system, forward collision warning system, and cruise control that will apply the brakes in an emergency. These are features that are typically only offered on high-end luxury vehicles. The 2013 Accord also showcases the new HondaLink system. This enables owners to keep in touch with their car and others by using an ever expanding suite of smart phone apps. Located high in the centre of the vastly improved dash is a large eight-inch interactive display. Navigation equipped models add a separate touchscreen for the audio controls to reduce button clutter. Dual automatic climate controls and rearview camera are now standard on all Accord models. These high tech devices work well for the most part, but the menu is busy and it is not always easy to figure out how to navigate through the system. Features While Honda moved the Accord a little up-market, competition has allowed only

a slight increase in base price. The sedan starts at $23,990 and the coupe begins at $26,290. The added dollars bring standard features like a power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, rearview camera, eight-inch LED backlit display, Bluetooth, USB audio interface with text message and email capability, vehicle stability assist with traction control, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. Additional features, available as options or on higher trims, include HondaLink with audio touch screen, satellite navigation with 3D map display, LaneWatch blind spot display, forward collision warning system, lane departure warning system, multi-angle rearview camera, Eco Assist, and keyless entry. Fuel efficiency ratings for four-cylinder models equipped with a manual transmission are 8.7 litres/100 kilometres city, 5.7 l/100 km highway and 7.4 l/100 km combined. The same engine with the CVT could see 7.8 l/100 km in the city, 5.5 l/100 km on the highway for 6.7 l/100 km combined. Models with the 3.5-litre V-6 (only available with a sixspeed automatic transmission) should experience fuel economy numbers of 9.7 l/100 km city, 5.7 l/100 km highway and 7.9 l/100 km combined. Thumbs up The Honda Accord remains a great all-around family car. The new version feels upscale and drives like a car that costs twice as much. Thumbs down Everything comes at a price and the Accord’s new upscale appointments make it more expensive than some See Heavy page 45

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OVERALL space is decreased in the new Accord’s cabin but the trunk is actually larger.

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Heavy hitters in family sedan class From page 44

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THE popular Toyota Camry will forever go toe-to-toe with the Accord.

THE striking Ford Fusion is a bold new vehicle that is affordable and offers all-wheel drive.

of its competitors. Not much else, really. The bottom line The 2013 Accord will please its loyal customers while creating interests for those who have traditionally looked for more luxury. Competitors Toyota Camry With a base price of $23,700, the Camry and the Accord are very similarly priced. However, those searching for a V-6 can get one cheaper from Toyota, starting at $29,740. Honda and Toyota will forever be competitors in North America, and there’s little separating the Accord and the Camry from the basic driveability perspective. Honda does drive with a sportier character. Ford Fusion The new Fusion enters the market with a strikingly bold look. That’s not the only thing going for it as its starting price is also less at $22,499.

The Fusion doesn’t offer a V-6 option but AWD may be enough to sway some customers. Nissan Altima Nissan’s new Altima has a base price of $23,698. The 2013 Altima also boasts a pretty impressive standard equipment list as well. Nissan often provides a sportier alternative and the new Altima is no different.

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Motoring mysteries revealed in new book ■ History’s Greatest Automotive Mysteries, by Preston Lerner and Matt Stone, Motorbooks, 256 pages, $29.95.

PLENTY of stories circulate the car world, from tales of racetrack exploits to unusual inventions that never became popular.

Authors Lerner and Stone have investigated many of the popular myths and mysteries and created an entertaining book from what they discovered. Did Steve McQueen really do the famous driving sequence in Bullitt? There is some truth to that myth in that McQueen was behind the wheel when they started filming but after nearly crashing the Mustang into a camera setup the director pulled him out and put stunt driver Bud Ekins in. The live action chase scene through the steep San Francisco streets is still considered to be one of the best car chase segments in a movie. A letter in the Henry Ford museum simply states that Fords are the best cars to outrun other cars. What makes the letter so fascinating is it was written by Clyde Barrows of Bonnie and Clyde fame and is referring to the bank robber’s ability to out run pursuing law officers. Historical and handwriting analysis has determined that the letter is genuine while another letter in the museum, reportedly from another gangster, John Dillinger, also praising the performance of Fords, has been proven to be a fake. Stories of urban legends, crime, film, racing, and the auto industry are all examined with the authors sharing their discoveries. — Terry Peters

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Model S has its problems but remains a unique alternative From page 41 torpedoed Tucker’s hopes and dreams. The media moguls of the time flexed their mighty broadsheets and gave him both ink-barrels: doom soon followed. Was it a conspiracy? Did Tucker really sail a little close to the wind? The record’s a little fuzzy here, but the case can certainly be made that Preston Tucker flew too high, too fast, and the major auto manufacturers of the time clipped his wings. When John Broder of the New York Times — the unassailable Grey Lady of journalism — wrote up his recent critique of Tesla’s East Coast supercharger network, well, here we went again. The new technology failed, leaving Mr. Broder stranded. Moreover, the entire trip was a nerve-wracking affair of trying to eke out maximum range with the constant spectre of getting stranded on the highway shoulder hovering in the background. It’s a nice car, sure, but not ready for prime time. Nail in coffin. But these are different days. Media empires aren’t what they once were, and the old Mark Twain adage, “Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel,” has fallen by the wayside somewhat. Ink might be hard to come by; electrons are not. And so, Elon Musk took to Twitter and his own blog, pointing out discrepancies in Mr. Broder’s story. The Model S, you see, can be set up to track every mile driven, every flex of the throttle, every iota of telemetry. The car tattled, and Musk laid out the (admittedly selectively enhanced) facts. What’s more, the troops were rallied. A group of Tesla owners set out to prove that the trip could be done with ease, and off they went, in formation. As should be no surprise, the owner’s group made the trip almost without incident. Mr. Broder fired back with handwritten notes as to his experiences, but the damage was done. Public opinion, far from lining up behind the cherished institution, swayed towards the upstart EV company. The Times ombudsman issued an article that put so much distance between the paper and the wayward reporter that they might as well have loaded Mr. Broder onto Elon’s SpaceX private rocket and fired him into the sun. The battle for the truth was over, or so it seemed. Mr. Musk wrote, “The bottom line is that the Model S combined

with Supercharging works well for a long road trip, even in cold, snowy weather.” Unfortunately, that’s not the bottom line. Not by a long shot. The bottom line is that a reporter set up on a tightly controlled and monitored test that was suggested to him by Tesla in the first place managed to run his Model S out of electricity. Is that a problem with the car, or the network? No, it was inexperience or misuse on the part of the driver. But it’s certainly something that could have happened to any early adopter that didn’t fully understand the technology. If you buy a Tesla over something like a Porsche Panamera, range isn’t something you can afford to just ignore. There are other issues too. In my own brief drive of the Model S, the car itself was excellent, but one of the rear door-handles was broken. And it’s not like they threw the keys at my head and told me not to crash it, as normally happens with everything from the Ford Focus EV to a RollsRoyce Phantom. No, I had a handler riding along, partly to explain the technology, partly, one assumes, to keep an eye on things. I still loved the car. It’s an amazing machine, outstandingly powerful, beautiful, nimble, and better-realized than many new releases from other automakers. It’s not without its warts, including problems with the Supercharging stations. One Tesla owner reported running across the Model S group that was charging for their New-YorkTimes-disproving road-trip and noting that two (later, reportedly three out of the four) of the Supercharger bays were apparently not charging. The fact is, choosing to buy a Tesla Model S isn’t just choosing to buy a car. You’re buying into a large-scale experiment, what software developers would call a beta test. There will be issues, updates and software upgrades that might make things work better, but might make things worse. Remember the iPhone 5 and the mapping issues it had? Tesla isn’t of the same era as Tucker. A segment of the public wants a car like this; they want to believe in a hightech solution to the internal combustion engine. For the rest of us, the humble gasoline engine will continue to be durable, reliable, more efficient with every passing update, and quick and easy to refuel. However, if you’re willing

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