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DUE to fairness concerns following Monday’s marathon hearing on redevelopment bylaws for the Safeway site, Coun. Pam Bookham has called on the B.C. Ombudsperson to suspend a council vote scheduled for Nov. 26.
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By stacking the speaker’s list with interested employees and investors, Onni development group has interfered with the public process, according to Bookham. In response, Onni released a statement alleging bias on Bookham’s part due to her low opinion of the development. Though the meeting extended past midnight, seniors and people with family obligations were afforded a chance to speak ﬁrst by Mayor Darrell Mussatto. Onni is proposing to build 344 condo units in two towers measuring 180 and 240 feet See Hearing’s page 5
Ambleside plan to get public airing
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REJECTING a call to kill the project now, District of West Vancouver council has unanimously approved taking a controversial plan to redesign the 1300-block of Marine Drive to the public to gauge feedback over the coming months. A crowd of increasingly restless West Vancouverites packed council chambers Monday, waiting nearly two hours to express their thoughts on Grosvenor’s plan to develop the 1300-block of Marine Drive.
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The international property development company unveiled its plan to build tiered mid-rise buildings joined by a galleria last month. If council approves the $37-million project, Grosvenor would become owners of the block, which includes the West Vancouver police station. In its place, Grosvenor would erect a seven- and an eight-storey tower on either end of the street, each one sloping down from mid-block to two-storeys at the
lowest points. Grosvenor’s plans include 88 units, with approximately onethird of the suites measuring more than 2,500 square feet. The mixture of ground ﬂoor retail space and modern architecture with a covered community meeting area failed to win over Monday’s crowd, although there were a few supporters. Former real estate agent Stephanie La Porta said the design represented a break from the stagnancy that has characterized Ambleside for several decades. “I am sorry to say nothing of great signiﬁcance has changed
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Library 2.0: balancing books and bytes
North Shore libraries look to the future while building community ties Layne Christensen firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOK lover Heidi Woodley doesn’t have to go far to ﬁnd a good book. Just a few paces from her front door and before she steps off the curb, Woodley is at the library, where she can choose a well-worn book for herself or three-year-old son Mason. The North Vancouver resident is the custodian of a streetside library, a book kiosk built mostly from architectural salvage. It has cabinet doors to protect its literary treasures and an A-frame with deep overhang to encourage considered browsing. The streetside library — in the 700-block of West 20th St., off Fell Avenue, north of Capilano Mall — was built with funds from a Vancouver Foundation grant, its opening celebrated with a block party early this fall. Woodley enlisted the help of her father, Eric Peterson, a civil engineer and hobby carpenter, to construct the library. It holds 50 or so books, with children’s titles on a bottom shelf at toddler eye level where a candy jar attracts attention and helps to “raise early readers,” says Woodley, who curates the collection that changes daily as passersby add to or take from the selection. As its caretaker, “I sort it out and ﬂuff it up. The neighbours come by; it’s part of people’s routine,” says Woodley, who built a similar book shelter in Victoria’s Fernwood North Park neighbourhood before moving to North Vancouver a year and a half ago. The 42-year-old stay-at-home mom has not yet jumped on the e-reader bandwagon. “I’m a bit of a dinosaur,” she admits. “I like to hold a book in my hands. I like the whole physical experience.” People’s notions of a library are changing. And across the North Shore, our municipally funded public libraries are also changing the way they serve the community in order to better navigate the digital divide. ••• Ninety-four per cent of District of North Vancouver residents have a library card, according to Heather Scoular, director of library services for North Vancouver District Public Library. The main library at Lynn Valley and two branches, Parkgate and Capilano, together form the busiest mid-size library in Canada. As outlined in its 2011-2013 strategic plan, the library aims to be the community’s “third place,” a place beyond the home or the workplace — a centre of community life. A year of community consultation helped inform the strategic plan, which was put in place in mid-2011. Through that consultation process, Scoular says, the library board and staff learned more about the role of the public library in community life. “North Vancouver residents are so supportive of their libraries. They believe in that community hub, that sense of place, that local destination both virtual and physical that allows them to feel they are a community,” says Scoular. The current strategic plan identiﬁes library service improvements as its No. 1 priority. The library is working on identifying under-served regions and populations as well as exploring alternative delivery models. Not content to be one of the busiest libraries in the country, the library is looking at how it can best deliver its services in the community and, in effect, reach out to that other six per cent. “Going out into the community is extremely important,” says Scoular, who mentions the creation this past year of an outreach co-ordinator for children and teens. The new position is ﬁlled by Alison Campbell, former children’s librarian at Lynn Valley, the district’s main library. Scoular also lists a reading program partnership with the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Community-building partnerships are another
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HEIDI Woodley helps her son, Mason, choose a book from the streetside library she built in front of her home at 748 West 20th Street, North Vancouver. priority, such as the successful Capilano Universe program. The series of free presentations are cosponsored by Capilano University and take place at the district, City of North Vancouver and District of West Vancouver public libraries. Guest speaker presentations explore an array of topics, from a sociological look at the custom of honeymooning to advancements in stroke recovery. “We reach out. . . . We can’t wait for everyone to come to us,” says Scoular. In October, the library conducted a survey that was designed to reach those who tend not to use the library. The survey was open to those who have not been to a district library in the past year. It was open to both district residents and non-district residents. More than 1,300 community members completed the survey. Full survey results won’t be made public until early 2013, but preliminary ﬁndings are giving the library organization a snapshot of the future. One of the survey’s main goals was to identify and break down barriers that keep user groups like low-income families and the unemployed from accessing the library and its services. An important survey ﬁnding is the need for the library to increase the public’s awareness of its digital resources. “People still have a traditional book-type notion of their public library,” says Scoular. “(Digital information) is an important part of our future. The community’s future. We are a community resource for digital literacy.” One of the newest digital resources the
library is keen to promote is Ancestry Library Edition. The popular research tool offers the most comprehensive genealogical information available online, allowing users to access birth, marriage, death, immigration and military records, as well ships’ passenger lists, and images and indexes for Canadian, U.K. and U.S. census records — all for free from a library computer terminal. The resource is available on computers in all three branches of NVDPL. The library’s digital offerings are increasing in popularity, says Scoular. “Our print collection is still in demand, but our digital demands are also growing.” ••• In 2011, the West Vancouver Memorial Library had the highest circulation per hour open of any library in British Columbia. During peak times, all 288 chairs in the library are occupied and its users have given it a 98 per cent satisfaction rating, as noted in its 2011 annual report. Even with such favourable facts and ﬁgures, West Vancouver’s public library is rewriting its future. “We see our roles changing quite rapidly with the changing environment,” says Jenny Benedict, West Vancouver Memorial Library’s director of library services. The drivers of change are numerous. Firstly, the library is facing economic pressures to become more sustainable. “It’s more important than ever that we’re conscientious of the natural resources we’re using,” says Benedict.
The library at 1915 Marine Drive was originally constructed in 1950 and expanded ﬁve times, with additions completed in 1957, 1962, 1977, 1993 and 2005. The building had a patchwork structure of mechanical and electrical systems and a variety of rooﬁng styles. Green initiatives and facility upgrades contributed to measurable drops in electrical, gas and water consumption over the last ﬁve years and led to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certiﬁcation for existing buildings, the ﬁrst library in Canada to receive such an award. Technology is also driving change, and that’s leading the library to support 21st century learning at both ends of the spectrum. An inhouse survey used to help prepare the library’s 2011-2015 strategic plan revealed that 93 per cent of respondents reported having access to Internet at home, an MP3, smartphone or e-reader. “The school district provides a certain technological infrastructure for the students, but then there are assignments that are needed to complete outside of school. We cannot assume in our communities that every family is going to be able to provide technology at home or have the expertise in it to support our students. The library can ﬁll that gap in the digital divide.” The library is also looking at how it can best serve an aging population. West Vancouver was the ﬁrst library in Canada to have an e-reader lending program. A year on, the library sees an expanded role as a teacher of that technology, especially to its most senior patrons. “Using technological tools enables them to be more socially connected,” says Benedict. “We have a lot of seniors who come into the library seeking assistance. They want to know how to use an e-reader or how to set themselves up on Facebook.” This point is illustrated in the library’s most recent annual report, which contains visitor comments, including a quote attributed to West Vancouver senior Mrs. Laforme, who writes: “Because of macular degeneration, this library has been a lifesaver. I cannot read print anymore so I use the talking book MP3s and CDs every night to go to sleep. Much better than pharmaceuticals.” The library’s well-loved Bookmobile still services homebound West Vancouverites, visiting six assisted living care facilities in the area, but has been suitably downsized for the ages. A Honda Fit econo car replaces the gas-guzzling bus that used to take library resources out into the community. For those who rarely step through the library doors, Benedict would like to spread the word that the library is a public space — one of few indoor public spaces in the municipality, she notes — and that there is much to be enjoyed, even by those who don’t intend to check out a book. “Some people come for the quiet and the study space. We also have lots of nice nooks and crannies where people can put themselves in that space where they can be reﬂective,” says Benedict. “At the other end, we have spaces where people gather, whether it’s for informal conversation with a friend or meeting spaces for groups to get together.” There’s a growing interest in groups that gather to have an interactive experience. The West Van library is responding by offering an increase in this type of programming, says Benedict, who gives as an example a series of music talks on jazz. Visits to the library’s homepage have more than doubled in the last ﬁve years. Demands for staff assistance have also almost doubled with requests for reading recommendations, research and instruction. The West Van library’s youth department is particularly good at “app advisory,” evaluating new computer applications and making recommendationsonwhatisgoodandappropriate, says Benedict. Next spring, West Vancouver Memorial Library will relaunch its website with an improved catalogue search and new features to make it more accessible to smartphones and tabloid users. There will also be a new online research centre. ••• See Patrons page 11
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atop a commercial podium including a grocery store. The development’s density would represent an 88 per cent increase over what is generally permitted under the ofﬁcial community plan. In exchange for that bump in density, Onni would contribute 12 units of nonproﬁt housing, childcare space, and a $1-million contribution to the city’s amenity fund. Approximately 80 per cent of last Monday’s 93 speakers were in favour of the project, arguing the development would help revitalize the city while providing greatly needed social beneﬁts. Interested parties could sign up to speak at 4:30 p.m. According to North Vancouver resident Gail McGuire, the ﬁrst three pages of the sheet were ﬁlled by 4:40 p.m. “Onni’s marketing manager, Dionne DeLeSalle, was signing up numerous people,” McGuire wrote in a letter to the North See Hearing page 12
in Ambleside since my teenage days,” she said. La Porta praised the plans for incorporating West Coast architecture, wide sidewalks, and space for an art gallery, all without leaving a tax burden for residents. “The do-nothing option means further decline to the Ambleside area,” she said. “I can only hope that this project is the ﬁrst of many like it.” Along with trafﬁc and parking concerns, the proposed buildings’ shadowing effects were a hot topic at the meeting. The project received staunch opposition from Keith Pople, a director of the Ambleside Dundarave Ratepayers’ Association. The development would be a radical change for the neighbourhood, eroding the village feeling of Ambleside, according to Pople. In what became a recurring theme for the evening, residents rejected the project while pledging support for more modest development in the area. “I fully support the
redevelopment, in fact, I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t,” said Scenery Slater. Slater drew cheers from the capacity gallery when she called on council to kibosh the deal. “Please, council and mayor, save us all some time and money and reject this proposal now,” she said. In a brief presentation, the site’s chief architect explained the process that led to his design. “We went to the public with a blank piece of paper,” said James Cheng of Grosvenor. “The form that most people seemed to support was the convex one,” he said, explaining that the tiered approach should have the effect of making the towers seem less imposing. Cheng compared the view of the buildings to a “3D park.” “On every layer of the terrace there’s green garden,” he said. The development will bring more people to the area and revitalize business at Ambleside, according to West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce vice-president
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steer,” Gambioli said. The development is bulkier than anticipated, according to Gambioli, who suggested a 123-foot pole be erected on the building site to give residents a notion of relative shadowing effects. Mayor Michael Smith cautioned Gambioli to keep an open mind during this part of the process. Coun. Craig Cameron said council faced a conundrum giventhecurrent,unacceptable state of Ambleside. While he said he did not want to stop the new plan in its tracks, the use of public space, the impact on trafﬁc, and the mixture of housing at Ambleside would all need to be examined, said Cameron. “It can’t be purchased and occupied for two weeks a year by non-residents,” Cameron said, noting the Coal Harbour renters who use those apartments as vacation spots. Presenting one plan to
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lot of people won’t be happy that the man at the centre of a highproﬁle animal cruelty court case isn’t going to jail. Animal rights advocates have made their feelings known about the need for a stiff sentence throughout the court process. That doesn’t make the court’s decision wrong however. It’s not hard to see why the Whistler sled dog case inspired high emotion. The manner in which a number of dogs died at the hands of Robert Fawcett was horriﬁc and inhumane. That said, there was little to gain in sending Fawcett to jail. As those in court heard Thursday, Fawcett isn’t a monster. By all accounts, he loved the dogs. Faced with mounting pressure and bad choices, he made a terrible one. But
You said it “He already feels like a murderer.” Defence lawyer Greg Diamond describes Whistler sled dog killer Robert Fawcett’s state of mind during a sentencing hearing in North Vancouver provincial court Thursday (from a Nov. 23 news story). ••• “I promised myself 12 years ago I would not come back to council, but on Oct. 26 I opened the North Shore News and saw this monstrosity facing me. I was really angry and I thought I should come address it.” Former councillor John Braithwaite addresses City of North Vancouver council during Monday’s public hearing on the Onni proposal for the Lonsdale and 13th Safeway site (from a Nov. 21 news story). ••• “The performing arts are now well served with the Kay Meek and the visual arts are not.” Merla Beckerman, former chairwoman of West Van’s Arts Facilities Advisory Committee, on the need for an arts centre (from a Nov. 18 Sunday Focus story).
he was not motivated by cruelty. Ironically he had hoped to avoid seeing dogs that could not be cared for suffering continued neglect. The sled dog industry — now subject to greater regulation — has much to answer for about how dogs’ lives and deaths turn on bad business decisions. A change making corporate directors responsible for animals’ treatment was clearly overdue. Fawcett will be haunted forever by his actions. His mental health is fragile. Mindful of the emotion provoked by the case, the prosecutor in the case voiced the difference between vengeance and punishment. It’s a distinction that will likely continue to elude many people. But at the end of the day, the justice system did what it could on a sad case for which there was little hope of a happy ending.
From Mumbai murk: enlightenment
In searching out the truth be ready for the unexpected, for it is difﬁcult to ﬁnd and puzzling when you ﬁnd it. Herakleitos
JUST returned from a long journey to Mumbai, India. I’ve headed out to Asia at different times for nearly 40 years now and it’s always a life-changer. It’s impossible to overlook the contrasts between here and there. North Vancouver’s air, if chilly and damp in November, is breathable and doesn’t cause a raw throat daily. If it’s hazy, that’s sea mist and cloud, not smog so thick it’s fog by midday Mumbai? Think outside the box; think smog of unprecedented magnitude, like a one-time gigantic conﬂuence of all the various contaminants — a tropical super-soup of acrid, biospheric junk. Breathe deep, babu-ji. Feel the enlightenment! From a small ferry out to the Lord Shiva caves at
Trevor Carolan Elephanta Island you look across the harbour and the skyline is bigger than you expect. Vast highrise towers loom above the murk. It’s not Manhattan with a population somewhere between 13 and 18 million people, Mumbai is way bigger. Neat to think that if you’re a fan of overbuilt construction projects like the huge tower proposals at Seylynn and Lynn Valley Town Centre in the District of North Vancouver, you’d feel right at home here! Ditto the maxed-out Onni Group
proposal for the Safeway site at 13th Street and Lonsdale Avenue in the city. Ain’t it great to know that with their combined populations of less than 200,000 the two North Vancouvers can play way up in the world big leagues like this? Maybe, as a human rights issue, it’s time we sent the area’s ridiculous double sets of mayors, councillors and extremely well-paid bureaucrats some Little Napolean T-shirts to warn local residents when they’re coming to our neighbourhoods: “Stand back! I’m gonna do urban planning!” Or maybe a dance routine for them too, like that nutty Kangnam Psy guy from Korea: “Up Up Up! Reach Reach Reach! That’s North Van Style!” Mumbai style you arrive middle of the night in sultry weather. Lines of palm trees guide you past South Asia’s unmistakable shopfronts and, here and there at nexus points, past weary souls sleeping on the pavement. Deeper into the city along
quiet streets people walk in ones and twos toward early hour puja worship at the Ganesha Temple, Lord Shiva’s elephant-headed son, another beloved god. It’s a good feeling seeing people walking out in the stillness to pray. For a town that frequently feels on the brink of ecocide, Mumbai still works. The people are great and adore their city. There’s a rough and tumble order to things and plenty of big money here. Rolex shops stand beside budget clothing boutiques and coconut-wallahs chop you a cooling drink in the shade. Everywhere it’s a hodgepodge of crowded alleys, trafﬁc ﬂyovers and markets. Yet a colonialera 18 hole golf club sits oasis-like amid the sprawl of this second-largest city on earth, and there is always the proximity to the Arabian seafront. Car horns blare continually day and night. It’s T.S. Eliot’s “unreal city,” and a visiting Canuck can only giggle at a headline
in The Times of India announcing Get Out the Woollies! Temperatures Fall as Winter Looms; 19.9 C. Last Night.” Meanwhile, conﬁrming that wintery times have arrived on the North Shore, mobs of busy juncoes have descended from the snowy higher slopes and ﬂit around compost heaps with blue jays, winter wrens and voracious squirrels. I’m back, for sure. Oddly, I only learned that Prime Minister Harper would be visiting India from the gentleman heading a delegation of Apex Leaders who’d meet him in India’s progressive south. Several days later in The Times on about page 16, I saw a photograph that the Canadian P.M. had indeed arrived in New Delhi. As he worked his way south, where India’s booming high tech, auto and Bollywood industries are located, media coverage grew and he became front-page news. I remembered that farmers See Indian page 8
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Sunday, November 25, 2012 - North Shore News - A7
Kelley-Allen: The truth behind the headlines
NEWS outlets are abuzz with the “inappropriate” relationship between Florida socialite Jill Kelley and U.S. General John Allen.
Apparently it’s inconceivable that any two people could exchange 20,000-30,000 emails and not be sexually involved — though a lot of married couples might beg to differ (badump-bump!). In my ongoing effort to correct and improve other journalists, for which I deserve a Pulitzer Prize, I’ve dug up some of the perfectly innocent emails Kelley and Allen exchanged before this scandal broke. I must remind my fellow hacks that socialites and generals need friends, too — there are only so many charity functions and nighttime raids you can plan in a day. Jill Kelley: Howareya, Gen. Johnny? I can’t go outside this week because I have a wart on my pinky. I guess in Afghanistan u always have to show up for work, even if u have dandruff or zits, but as a socialite u’d have to be crazy. We use our pinkies for everything here — drugs, dangling our sunglasses, drying our bikinis. . . . Now I have to stay on my property until next Monday. It’s insanity! Gen. John Allen: Sweetheart, my sympathies on your wart, but I’m kind-of busy here. Best, Gen. John Allen.
Kate Zimmerman Kelley: U were doing naked cannonballs in my pool just last month! Woo hoo — “incoming” indeed! Anyhoo, I’m bored almost wartless here in Tampa. My sister Natalie dared me to write u 10,000 emails in seven days without detection by the U.S. Army or the Tallyban. I know I can do it. Resist me if u can! How many Florida socialites does it take to change a light-bulb? Allen: I don’t know, sweetheart. How many? Kelley: What’s a light-bulb? (Laughing emoticon.) Allen: I’m not following you. Kelley: And u call yourself a FOUR-STAR general — LOL! I’m forwarding u this thing that my aunt Lil sent me. I guarantee it will make u cry — a soldier petting his cat before he ships out. Have u ever seen a cuter kitty or a hotter soldier? Support our troops! O say can u see— Allen: Sweetheart, I may have
to be ofﬂine for an extended period to deal with something we’re calling Operation S--storm. Stand by— Kelley: . . . by the dawn’s early light! Kidding! Oh, Gen. Johnny, I’m going to my hairdresser in 10 minutes and I don’t know whether to go with blonde streaks (so 2011, see Lindsay Lohan’s MOTHER, ha ha!) or a thick swath of platinum white! If u R my TRU friend, HELP! Allen: Blonde. You don’t want to be mistaken for Bonnie Raitt. Gotta go. . . . Kelley: Wow. Thanks for comparing me with a 110-yearold singer from Grand Forks. Allen: What? I have all her albums! She’s the bomb! Not literally (chuckle). Sorry, General joke. FYI: Bonnie Raitt was born in Burbank, CA. Kelley: Whatevskis! Now I’m going ofﬂine for an important reason, too — my haircut, or, as I call it, Operation Honey Boo Boo! LOL! (Later that same day. . . .) Allen: I usually write (chuckle) when I’m laughing online, but I understand that if I want to be modern I should use LOL. Is that current protocol? Kelley: U slay me, Gen. Johnny, but not literally! Sorry, Socialite joke. Allen: You shouldn’t capitalize the “S” in socialite. It’s not a profession. Kelley: Well, I never! (Ha ha!) Easy for u to say, Johnny. U don’t have to organize MacDill Air Force Base gatherings,
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like I do. Or raise money for all the Tampa teenagers who, because of the Obama-caused recession, aren’t going to get cars from their parents when they turn 16. That used to be an American RIGHT. U know what my former billionaire neighbors are giving their son for his 16th birthday? Movie passes to the opening night of Lincoln!!! (Sad face emoticon.) Allen: Lincoln was a good president. Kelley: A million years ago. I am SO over the Civil War! If
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Spielberg wants to open THAT can of worms, hire a smokin’ hot cast! Channing Tatum as a super-ﬁt Lincoln, Emma Stone as a sexy Mary Todd. But Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field? It’s like that Ken Burns Dust Bowl show — EW! I had to shower for HOURS. Allen: Speaking of dust bowls, we’ve had no rain in Kabul for three months. Kelley: We used to have a great lifestyle here in the U.S.A. but then along came Obama with his Muslim ways and ruined
everything. Allen: Uh . . . you do realize that, as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces, President Obama is my boss? Kelley: Not for long! Mitt Romney for Emperor! LOL! Allen: You seem worked up. When my children were young I used to get them to go to sleep by reciting military secrets. Would you like me to call you and do that for you? Kelley: Sure, honey. But just until my wart dries up. email@example.com
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Indian tractors work Fraser Valley ﬁelds From page 6
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in the Fraser Valley are buying Mahindra tractors these days, imported from Mother India. At a reception I was introduced to Rahul Bose, a popular Indian actor in quality artistic ﬁlms. Someone mentioned that Rahul is rugby-mad and for some years was captain of India’s national team — an honour among tough men. He asked about rugby here and I said, yes, we’ve a couple of ferocious teams in North Van and a thriving ﬁlm industry too. A businessman interjected that ﬁlm is better these days, and the actor smiled. His nose has been broken ﬁve times. Standing there on a terrace looking out to the sea, I thought about the rugby pitch back in Lower Capilano and how Larco looks like it’s ﬁnally going to get the big residential development nearby it’s wanted all these years. Isn’t there even a newish, development-friendly “Gateway” community association encouraging it all on? The event’s guest of honour, Nobel Laureate in Literature Sir V.S. Naipaul, didn’t stay long. It’s always a privilege to meet such cantankerous ﬁgures though: individuals who’ve challenged the comfortable orthodoxies of their times and still managed to live as free men. “Socrates must have been a bit like him,”
the business leader I’d met earlier said as Sir Vidya and Lady Naipaul departed. “But you’re our Canadian,” he added. “Tell me about your country.” I expected the usual inquiries about Quebec, oil pipelines, or Alberta’s tar sands. But no, the gentleman I’d read about in Forbes magazine on my return ﬂight — see India’s 100 Richest — wanted to know about Canada and Latin America. We were at his club at the Taj Hotel, the Anglo-Saracen architectural jewel horriﬁcally bombed by terrorists several years ago, and from where we stood its view of Bombay’s famous India Gate was unparalleled. Latin America? My druid radar clicked on then and I knew I was hearing something important in this ancient country that gave us the game of chess, and where a daily “Sacred Space” feature runs in its establishment newspaper. “How are Canadian relations with South America? With Mexico? Are we prepared for our next wave of new immigrants, Latins?” Then, a few days ago I saw this headline: Canada Wins Observer Status in Latin American Bloc; May Also Ease the Way to Improved Ties with Asia.” Synchronicity? What you hear on the road is remarkable. What you see is amazing too, but hopefully not prophetic. When the towers rise, is the murk far behind? PoeticLicence.NS@gmail.com
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Onni story off on its numbers
Dear Editor: Regarding the Nov. 21 story by Brent Richter, Packed Onni Hearing Goes 6 Hours: While there would appear to be a fouror ﬁve-to-one ratio in favour of this project, Richter did not mention that at least one petition was presented opposing the project with a 100 and more names on it. I guess he forgot to mention “the silent majority” that some councillors always talk about. Richter has to get some facts straight. He mentions that Onni are offering 44,000 square feet for non-proﬁt housing. This is simply not correct. Onni is only offering 10,000 square feet of space for which the city is giving them a “bonus” of 42,500 square feet. Also, for giving 6,100 square feet for child care, Onni is getting a “bonus” of 44,177 square feet. In addition, Onni are
getting a 47,000 square foot “bonus” for providing employment generating ofﬁce use. But what is not made clear by Onni is that they are going to keep this ofﬁce space for themselves for “future” use. When the numbers (dollars) are crunched, Onni are getting huge proﬁts from this project, and the city is really getting back not so much. Very few at the meeting actually spoke against the project. Who does not support child care and affordable housing? The concern of most of those opposed was the process used by the city and the total demolition of the ofﬁcial community plan. Also the nagging concern that a number of councillors got election contributions from this very developer. Ken Hawthorne North Vancouver
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Grosvenor plan would look good elsewhere Dear Editor: I attended the District of West Vancouver council meeting Monday evening for the discussion of the plans for the 1300block of Marine Drive and the site of the police station. Grosvenor’s design looks like a giant cement cruise ship (eight storeys plus elevator shaft) sitting on the waterfront with plants hanging off of it. Goodbye quaint old Ambleside with a beach atmosphere. Hello Rodeo Drive with contrived shoppingland complete with entertainment centre in blue lights at the foot of 14th Street so we can have festivals galore but no room for parking at all for old folks or cars full of kids going to the beach. Shops and restaurants are the priority. Business interests reign supreme. What are we thinking? What do we value? This is a crisis in this neighbourhood. Do we sell out to those who would exploit for proﬁts? Or do we take control and preserve what is of real value and manage to design a plan that brings meaningful and proﬁtable businesses into the area without making it ugly and changing its unique character forever to look like anywhere in North America. Working within the existing OCP would
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Patrons to create, share content From page 3
The North Vancouver City Library boasts award-winning architectural design, automated checkout stations, solar heating, aBrazzacafe,anoutdoorreading room with views of Lions Gate Bridge and a teen room equipped with study tables, game gear and a 52-inch TV. It’s been four years since the library opened at its new location at the 14th Street civic plaza, staff have settled in and the library’s vision is to strengthen its community connections, says chief librarian Jane Watkins. “We’re at the place now where we’re comfortable in our new container. We want to be involved in community activity.” Watkins says the library’s 2013 strategic plan is aligned with the city’s ofﬁcial community plan. The city has a high proportion of youth at risk NEWS photo Paul McGrath and new Canadians. The library can play a role in making them THE annual City of North Vancouver Library Wii Tournament for teens in grades feel welcome in the community. 6-10 attracted keen competitors Nov. 17 who vied for prizes. Results of a recent survey show that library patrons see their local library as more than a lender shown at international ﬁlm festivals like Sundance and Cannes. The of books. When asked what they’d like to see at their library, residents’ library is also greatly expanding its collection of e-book titles. Also in development is a community creativity centre, where comments included a tool loan service to support the community garden program, a dialogue centre, continuous computer learning library users could potentially make their own pod cast, music or movie. The library will take next year to plan and consult and 2014 and a production space. In the future, “we won’t just be about circulating books or to implement the initiative, says Christopher Koth, digital services getting that DVD but supporting those trends. That’s a big change librarian. Koth is also tasked with revamping the city library’s website, which will go live in the new year. for this library,” says Watkins. “Our patrons are not just passive receivers of information,” Watkins talks about the challenge of balancing books and bytes. Digital resources ﬁll a need “but there’s also a desire to still be able says Koth. “People today are creators of information and content. to have that lovely conversation with a staff member when you come The library of the future, which we are fully embracing — makes in,” she says. “Personal interaction is still a really important part of that content that they’ve produced known. Just like the Internet transitioned from something we used to something we interact with, library service.” Soon, the library will be a test site for IndieFlix, which will allow libraries are becoming places people go to create their content and patrons free unlimited streaming of high-quality independent ﬁlms distribute. It’s almost like Library 2.0.”
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Hearing became an endurance test: Bookham From page 5
Shore News. “These people were not present at that time.” McGuire said she spoke on the issue at approximately 10 p.m. “If you look at the sign-up sheet you will see the same handwriting,” Bookham said. “The developer in this case was extremely proactive in bringing out support for his project and he is perfectly entitled to do that, but I have real concerns about him taking charge of the sign-up sheet.” City spokeswoman Connie Rabold said she was unaware of anyone taking charge of the sign-up sheet. Many of the speakers did not include their address, as is the norm. “Council weighs the impact of the development on those who live in immediate proximity,” Bookham said, explaining the importance of including an address. Six proponents of the project said they were employed by, or otherwise connected to, Onni. “We have a lot of concerns about employers putting pressure on employees,” Bookham said. “They’re in a position where their job may depend on their showing up and speaking in support.” The meeting stretched until well after midnight, providing a test of endurance that may have overwhelmed many concerned residents, according to Bookham. “I do not think one o’clock in the morning is the time to receive public input,” she said. “These are problems that I have never seen in all my time as a councillor.” Bookham is hopeful her letter to B.C. Ombdusperson Kim Carter will result in a reversal of the process and a second round of public discussion. “I hope that she will advise that because of the irregularities around our public hearing, that we rescind second reading,” Bookham said. “I think that would go a long way to resolving some of the problems that were evident at this public hearing.” As things stand now, councillors are not allowed to accept any comment on the issue prior to voting on the bylaws Nov. 26. Despite misgivings about the process, Bookham said her vote on the development is still up in the air. “There is absolute agreement that redevelopment on this site needs to take place,” Bookham said. “I have not formed a ﬁnal opinion on this (proposal).”
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Court backs DNV’s right to deny off-grid shed North Van man loses $100K, 3-year ﬁght Jane Seyd firstname.lastname@example.org
NO. Nope. And no way. The answer hasn’t changed for a North Vancouver man who wants to have a building on a remote lot in the middle of the forest, despite a lengthy court ﬁght. Bill Guest has been ﬁghting the District of North Vancouver for three years for the chance to have any kind of a structure on his residentially zoned lot in the Mount Seymour forest. But for almost as long, the municipality has told him no permanent structures are allowed. This month, a judicial review backed up those earlier decisions, saying the district was within its rights to refuse permits because of ﬁre concerns. The decision means Guest will have to dismantle a shed on the property that a judge earlier ordered taken down. For Guest, the ruling is a disappointing end to a venture that has cost him more than $100,000. Guest bought the property on the side of Mount Seymour for $90,000 four years ago after seeing it listed on the real estate Multiple Listing Service. Three years ago, he hired a local company to build a10-foot-by-10-foot shed to store his tools, books, bottles of water and even a ﬁre extinguisher where they would stay dry. Because the shed is small and isn’t being lived in, Guest said he didn’t think he needed
a permit. He said that’s also what he was told when he checked with the municipality. But less than 10 days after the shed was built, the District of North Vancouver came calling to tell Guest that’s not the case. The forested property is one of about 65 isolated private lots in the municipality’s forest or alpine areas. Most of those were drawn up on maps many decades ago and were essentially speculative. Staff said although the property is residentially zoned, because there is no road access or water supply, it’s illegal to build on it. Chief among the municipal concerns is the potential for some kind of human-caused ﬁre that could quickly spread to the surrounding forest, particularly from a lot with no water supply. In March 2011, the district took Guest to court, asking a judge for an injunction to get rid of the shed. The judge agreed with the municipality. But this spring, Guest approached the district one more time, submitting a building permit application for a house with an alternate ﬁresuppression system, approved by engineers. He was rejected again. Guest went back to court, arguing that the staffer who rejected his plans isn’t an engineer and has no specialized training in ﬁre suppression systems for “off the grid” homes. But B.C. Justice David Masuhara ruled this month the municipality is still entitled to turn down the application. “This is not a case of delayed ﬁre response because of awkward or inadequate access roads; this is a case where ﬁre vehicles would not be able to reach the property at all in the event of a ﬁre,” Masuhara wrote.
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A14 - North Shore News - Sunday, November 25, 2012
Passport to Spain
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Volunteers Tess Johnston, Andrea Barber and Annalies Camfferman The West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation fundraising gala Passport to Spain drew 200 guests to the library Nov. 2. Guests enjoyed a Spanish-themed evening complete with wine, appetizers and ﬂamenco dancing, as well as a fashion show featuring clothing from Park Royal merchants and modelled by local media personalities. The evening also capped off A Passport to Art, a month-long art auction in support of the foundation. More than $85,000 was raised in support of library programs, services and enhancements.
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VANCOUVER Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi (left) and Capilano University’s Ryan Lenarduzzi (right) team up for a photo with Covenant House Vancouver’s Marty Staniforth. The North Vancouver father and son duo were among the executives, local celebrities and donors who spent the night in a downtown Vancouver parking garage Nov. 15 in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Covenant House, which serves homeless youth through a variety of programs.
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Ryan was among the participants in the ﬁrst Covenant House Vancouver Sleep Out. An international campaign, Sleep Out was started by Covenant House New York. The inaugural local event was held Nov. 15 and saw a group of 19 high-level executives, local celebrities, donors and other community members agree to spend a night in a Vancouver alley. Funds raised supported Covenant House, which helps young people, ages 16-24 with nowhere to go, who have potentially experienced
physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, been forced from their homes or who have aged out of foster care, through a 54-bed crisis shelter. Covenant House also conducts street outreach and runs a long-term housing program. The experience was eye-opening to say the least, says Ryan, who works as an athletic events, marketing and sport development ofﬁcer in Capilano University’s department of athletics and recreation. He participated in the event with his father, Bob Lenarduzzi, a fellow North Vancouver resident, and Vancouver Whitecaps FC president. Sleepers included Save On Meat’s Mark Brand, Breakfast Television’s Riaz Meghji, TV personality Jillian Harris and her boyfriend, professional snowboarder Justin Pasutto, Elaine “Lainey” Lui, and other executives, including those representing BCIT, Impark and Bootlegger. Upon their arrival at Covenant House, the group was treated as if they were See Night page 16
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youths seeking support, seeing them sit down to dinner in the centre’s common area. They were given information on Covenant House’s mission and programming and were taken on a site tour. They also engaged in a roundtable discussion with youths currently being served by Covenant House’s shelter and Rights of Passage life skills and transitional housing programs. The youths spoke openly about their respective homelessness journeys and how they had come to Covenant House, and answered questions. “That was probably the most impactful part of the night because obviously we all hear about homelessness in Vancouver consistently on the news and how it’s an issue,” says Ryan. “But I don’t know why, but for some reason when you hear it so much it almost numbs you out to the fact that they’re real people, and not street people, like kids. And when you’re hearing them talk about having to sleep in Stanley Park for nights on end or trying to scrape together enough clothing so that they don’t freeze in the night, just things like that, it really hits home that we live in two separate worlds. There’s the world of the non-homeless and the world of the homeless, but they’re both in the same world. It’s just that we don’t really see it as much as we should.” Ryan was moved when he heard the youths speak about how they’ve gone from a dark place to a new, healthier situation. Having found their inner passion, they’re now being supported to actively pursue their personal goals. The strong message of hope they carried was truly an inspiration and also drove home the importance of helping other youths still struggling and not being supported, he says. The group then headed outside, having been armed with advice from the youth speakers about how to stay warm — like to crumple up newspaper and stuff it into their clothes as insulation. The group spent the night in a back alley near Covenant House, each allotted a sleeping bag and a piece of cardboard. “That was it, no pillows, no nothing,” says Ryan. “It sounds like a bad thing, but once again, some of the stories the kids told us, that’s what made this really easy was because we just were told all that stuff, so we go out there and
there was no room to bitch and complain.” It proved to be a sleepless night due to the area noises, low temperature, discomfort and the sensation of being exposed. “Not to mention my father was snoring all night, so that didn’t help,” laughs Ryan. Nonetheless, he was glad he was able to share the experience with his dad. “Lately our family has been trying to do a little more to give back,” says Ryan. “My dad has always done a lot of it just though the Whitecaps, but we’ve been trying to do some things with our bonding time, with our family time. Instead of just getting together, we try and do things that are helpful to the community . . . . It was bonding time, guy time, and then above that it was an eye-opening experience for both of us to be able to share that experience and think of other ways now after that bug bit us of how we can utilize my dad’s celebrity and ﬁnd ways to use that to help out a little more. That’s the plan moving forward if we can,” he says.
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Having played the Brazilian team twice at the international tournament held in San Marino, Italy in July, the Canadians were interested in swapping jerseys with the Brazilian boys as a memento. Unfortunately, the bronze ﬁnishers were unable to do so as the jerseys they were wearing were the only ones they had for the rest of the year. The Brazilians were members of a club based in Sao Paulo, using soccer as a tool to help homeless youth get into a better situation. Touched by their story, Wagorn’s Excel Soccer team gave their Brazilian counterparts their practice jerseys anyhow. When Wagorn returned home from his two-and-a-half week Italian soccer tour, he couldn’t shake the memory of the contrasts between the opposing team and his North Shore life. “We both like soccer and NEWS photo Cindy Goodman it’s a really big passion of mine. I felt bad because it’s so FOOTBALL for Brazil founder Lucas Wagorn, 13, (left), gets some help packing boxes hard for them to play soccer of soccer clothing and equipment from Julien Curlier, 13, to send to youth in need. and it’s so easy for me to play Having collected nine boxes of soccer-related clothing and soccer because they don’t have any equipment,” says the North Vancouver resident, who plays on a number of local teams — St. equipment, the Grade 8 student faced a new challenge, shipping fees, as the jerseys, socks, shorts, balls and cleats weighed Thomas Aquinas and North Van Metro included. Interested in ﬁlling a need for the club, Wagorn issued a call approximately 400 pounds. Again, he reached out to community for new or gently used football gear to ship south. The response members for donations and once again was surprised by the was overwhelming. See Soccer page 20
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Ryan and Bob plan to continue to participate in Sleep Out in future years. Marty Staniforth, development ofﬁcer for Covenant House Vancouver, says the inaugural local Sleep Out event surpassed organizers’ expectations. He recognized the powerful effect it had on the sleepers, as well as the youths who shared their stories with the group. “When we ﬁrst came up with this idea, we were a little bit apprehensive, just in terms of ﬁrst and foremost we’re always thinking about how our youth are going to perceive everything that we do,” he says. “Just as we want the community to receive what we’re doing well, we want our youth to view it in the same light. We went to the youth with this idea because we didn’t know for sure if doing something where we would be asking people to sleep out on the street was kind of like tokenism or whatnot. We went to our youth, we asked, we had discussions about it with the staff. Everybody, especially the youth were like, ‘This is so cool.’”
They decided to move forward with the initiative and went one step further, asking some of their youths whether they’d be interested in participating in the event and speaking directly with the sleepers in the round table. “Sometimes it’s a bit difﬁcult to get youth to step forward and do something where they’re telling their story and we frankly don’t ask them to do it much,” says Staniforth. “Because of the intimacy of this event, we thought it would be a good ﬁt. Youth threw themselves at it.” They asked to have two or three people show up and upwards of 10 volunteered. While the event was a resounding success in terms of awareness and fundraising — Sleep Out garnered a lot of media attention and raised $240,000 (through donations and a matching funds component), enough to provide almost one month of shelter care for youth at the centre — a strong need continues to exist on both fronts. “We’re a residential and non-residential continuum of care. . . . We basically are
providing services to some of Vancouver’s hardest to serve, young people who are looking to ﬁnd wellness and exit the street life once and for all. Regardless of where that young person is in terms of their capacity for change, we can work with them,” says Staniforth. They help youths from all communities in the Lower Mainland, including the North Shore, and beyond. The holidays are particularly challenging for their young people, and by extension the Covenant House staff trying to best serve them, says Staniforth. “It’s truly the most overwhelming time of year for us at Covenant House,” he says. “Every time of year is an emotional time of year for a young person who doesn’t have anybody, but especially during the holidays we’re overwhelmed with higher than average demand for having needs met. We just ask people to think of our young people when they’re planning their holiday and family time, to think of those that don’t have family and offer some support to us to help them.” Community members are
encouraged to make monetary donations throughout the months of November and December as Covenant House Vancouver is running a matching funds campaign. They’re also running a Christmas Backpack Program and are seeking a variety of items, like blankets, toiletries and clothing items that are further outlined on their website, to be given to 275 homeless youth at their annual holiday party. Items are required by Dec. 9. To make a donation or for more information on Covenant House Vancouver, visit covenanthousebc.org.
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NORTH Shore News columnist Tom Carney (left), is joined by Steven Mah and Jim Kellett on board the water taxi at Lund.
Days busy with chores
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later. This is man’s work and we have left our wives behind. They don’t seem to mind. We roll off the ferry at Langdale and head to Egmont, passing through a dozen different communities along the way. It seems that every second house is for sale. It’s either the economy or that country living isn’t all it’s made out to be — I suspect it’s a bit of both. The next ferry ride from Egmont to Saltery Bay features some spectacular scenery and is my favourite part of the trip. We stop in Powell River to buy some supplies and then it’s on to the tiny ﬁshing village of Lund, known for the historic Lund Hotel and Nancy’s Bakery, home of the world’s best cinnamon buns. Lund marks the end of the Paciﬁc Coastal Highway. Keep driving and you’re in the drink. We’ll catch the 4 p.m. water taxi across to the island. Savary is about ﬁve miles long and averages about half a mile wide. Dubbed ‘Hawaii of the North,’ Savary is almost completely surrounded by beaches and they are stunning. The current year-round population
is less than 100 growing to more than 2,000 in the summer months. As we approach the island in the water taxi the cottages at Keefer Bay come into view. The cottages along the water are old, stately, expensive and, judging by one of the signs posted on a gate — dogs welcome, children on leashes please — their owners don’t like to be disturbed. Some cottagers have been returning for several generations but it’s fall now and the island is eerily quiet. There’s no electricity on the island and very few cars. I wouldn’t call the island remote but if you want to get away from it all you’ve come to the right place. The land taxi, a ﬂatbed truck that has seen better days, picks us up at the dock and delivers us to the cottage. Once we turn on the water and the propane, ﬁre up the woodstove and light the lamps, we can ﬁnally begin to relax. Our ﬁrst full day on Savary Island is Saturday and we spend most of the day exploring. On Sunday we ﬁre up the chainsaw
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and chop and stack a little wood. We team up making the dinners and after the dishes are cleared away we gather around the ﬁre and contemplate the state of the world. What’s the biggest problem facing us today? Income inequality. The lawyer helped us with that one. The gap between the rich and the poor is growing and none of us think that story is going to end well. Gee, that was easy. Moving on, how
WHAT’S GOING ON FOR SENIORS A Fraud Awareness Seminar will be presented by the B.C. Securities Commission Tuesday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Free. The Elders Council for Parks in British Columbia will host a free presentation with nature photographer John Lowman Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. at the Heritage Centre, 1620 Mount Seymour Rd., North Vancouver. A walk will follow if weather permits. Registration required:
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are a bunch of geniuses like us going to make enough money to retire wealthy? Analytics, says our computer expert. Analytics? Yep. Our problem isn’t that we have too little information: it’s that we have too much. What does it all mean? Figure that out and we’ll all be rich. “Who’s in?” he asks. Not me. I can’t ﬁgure out my cell phone bill. Anything else? Ah yes, I almost forgot why we came. On our last day we rise early and close the
cottage. Then we head for home. I’m back at my house just in time for dinner. “How was your trip?” asks my wife. “Great,” I said. “What did you do?” “Nothing,” I replied and really, that’s the whole point.
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health notes From page 20 offer diabetes risk assessments. during the month of November at 333 Mount Seymour Blvd., North Vancouver. Info: drugstorepharmacy.ca. BioIdentical Hormone Replacement: Options for Optimal Menopause: Naturopathic doctors will discuss healthy options for hormone balancing during menopause, Wednesday Nov. 28, 7-8 p.m., Park Royal Shopping Centre, south mall community room (entrance by the Bank of Montreal). Learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes for a more vibrant you. Pharmacist Roberto Conte from the Village at Park Royal Pharmasave will also be on hand to answer questions. To register, phone 604-925-2560. Cost: $5 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
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ROSS ROAD ELEMENTARY CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Julia Naiberg (left) and Sabrina and Juliette Simmons show off some of the items that will be on sale at the Ross Road elementary Christmas craft fair on Friday, Nov. 30, 5-8 p.m., at 2875 Bushnell Pl., North Vancouver. The event will feature food, crafts, activities, visits with Santa, and a rafﬂe.
or nearly 20 years, the Harvest Project has been offering food, clothing, and counselling for North Shore residents. “We are pretty much a volunteerdriven organization,” says Kevin Lee, development officer with Harvest Project. “There’s a staff of five in total: three full-time and two part-time and at any given time about 150 volunteers.” The volunteers work in shifts throughout the week, cumulatively contributing thousands of hours of raising funds, marketing the organization, driving trucks, and operating the till and stocking shelves in the Harvest Project’s thrift store. “When you look at who is needing to avail themselves of our offerings right now it’s largely single parents . . . another 40 per cent are new residents, be they immigrants or other folks coming from across the country who wind up here and they’re engaged in the community and yet they’re finding it’s a bit of a rugged environment,” Lee said. “The volunteer element is absolutely crucial to what we do.” Volunteers at Clothes for Change Boutique, located on Roosevelt Crescent in North Vancouver, provide clients with three outfits for each season. Volunteers outfitted more than 750 clients with clothes last year, according to representatives from Harvest Project. Generally, Harvest Project requests volunteers commit to fours a week, hopefully staying on for six months or longer. “We’ve got a really broad range of skills and age groups and ethnic groups, it’s a good mirror of the North Shore,” Lee said of the volunteers. continued on page 26
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Programs like the Harvest Project are crucial in an era of diminishing government programs, according to Lee. “Need, and dare we say it, poverty, on the North Shore is somewhat hidden, it doesn’t look like it looks on the Downtown Eastside, mercifully enough, and yet it’s real and it’s extremely pressing on thousands of people across North and West Vancouver.” For more information go to harvestproject.org.
In addition to providing counselling for children of divorce, kids being bullied, and teens with eating disorders, Family Services of the North Shore also offers Christmas hampers for many families in need. The organization is scheduled to run a toy shop on West First Street from Dec. 3 to 8, allowing families who have applied for Christmas hampers to choose presents for their children. Because 20 families are expected to bustle through the shop’s doors every hour,
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personal shoppers are required to help keep each shopping trip brisk and efficient. Each volunteer must be at least 16. The hamper exchange is set for Dec. 12, 13, and 14, but instead of the Lucas Centre, the site of this year’s exchange is a warehouse on Welch Street. Janet Sanderson, Christmas bureau manager with Family Services, said they’ll need volunteers to set up tables and chairs, and to decorate. “We just came back from working at the warehouse and we’re going to need more people,” she said. “I think this year we’ve got our work cut out for us not being at the Lucas Centre.” About 150 volunteers including drivers, labourers, and organizers are all required to make the season go smoothly for Family Services, according to Sanderson. “We need people that can kind of take the bull by the horns,” Sanderson said. This is also the first year Family Services has undertaken computerized communication, Sanderson said. “We only have two computers and it’s going a little slow, so we do need people with computer experience,” she added. Interested volunteers can email Family Services at Christmas@familyservices.bc.ca.
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by a mug of sweet and creamy hot vanilla, as given to him by the White Witch. Another recipe recreates Lucy’s tea with Mr. Tumnus in his cozy cave, laying out a menu of tender soft-boiled eggs, sardines on toast, buttered toast, toast with honey and sugar-dusted sponge tea cake. Readers can pack their own road food like Prince Caspian when he’s awoken in the night by Doctor Cornelius and forced to flee for his life. Bucholz suggests Mediterranean cold sliced chicken, cold roast venison, homemade sandwich bread, apples and wine would have been appropriate provisions. Full dish preparation is described as well as substitutions for young readers in this amusing hardcover book paying tribute to an enduring classic. ERIN MCPHEE
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Western Canadian Premiere 2012 | Canada | 102 minutes
Michael McGowan returns to Whistler with his latest slice of Canadiana and opens the festival for his second time (One Week). A true story follows an 88-year-old man who took on local government authorities when they objected to him building his own home as a gift to his aging wife. James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold give career best performances in this moving tale. Wed Nov. 28 | 8pm | WCC
PROGRAMMER’S SUPRISE Friday Nov. 30 | 9:30pm Millennium Place
Western Canadian Premiere 2012 | USA | 92 minutes
Western Canadian Premiere 2012 | UK | 130 minutes
World Premiere 2012 | Canada | 85 minutes
CELESTE & JESSE FOREVER
English Canadian Premiere 2012 | Canada | 147 minutes
Canadian Premiere 2011 | China | 188 minutes
The Sheepdogs were the ﬁrst band in the world to ever grace the cover of Rolling Stone without being signed to a major record label. This movie follows that heady experience for the Saskatoon-based rockers, and the pressure to live up to the hype with their ﬁrst major label album release. Sun Dec. 2 | 8pm | WCC
Celeste and Jesse are happily divorced and remain best of pals, which drives their friends insane. A rom-com original, with a truly indie sensitivity, and a great, fresh script. Thur Nov. 29 | 7pm | WCC Fri Nov. 30 | 3pm | WCC
Keira Knightley gives a career-best performance as the famed Russian mother and wife who scandalizes Russian aristocrats by carrying on a passionate affair with a young ofﬁcer. Director Joe Wright brings a wildly inventive and artiﬁcial design to the ﬁlm that will remind audiences of Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge. Thur Nov. 29 | 9:30pm | WCC
The second highest grossing Canadian ﬁlm of the year. A thrilling undercover sting on a mob plot to smuggle fake gold bullion into central banks, the ﬁlm stars two of Quebec’s biggest stars Patrick Huard and Michel Cote, with Rachelle Lefevre as a former secret agent assigned to inﬁltrate the mob (Subtitled). Sat Dec. 1 | 9.30pm | WCC
This beautifully shot Chinese epic depicts 26 years in the life of a small village at the beginning of the 20th century, as various political regimes keep rolling in to exploit the wheat farmers. The story focuses on the broken romance between two young people who are forced to separate due to politics (Subtitled). Thur Nov. 29 | 9.30pm | MP
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MY AWKWARD SEXUAL ADVENTURE
Western Canadian Premiere 2012 | Canada | 98 minutes
The funniest Canadian sex comedy ever made, director Sean Garrity chronicles the hapless adventures of one of the world’s worst lovers, taken in by a stripper with a heart of gold, charmingly played by Emily Hampshire. More laughs per minute than anything ever made on the subject of lovemaking. Thur Nov. 29 | 8pm | WCC Sun Dec. 2 | 5.30pm | RT
North American Premiere 2012 | Canada | 94 minutes
Western Canadian Premiere 2012 | Canada | 91 minutes
ALL THAT YOU POSSESS
English Canadian Premiere 2012 | Canada | 88 minutes
Western Canadian Premiere 2012 | Canada | 101 minutes
And now for something completely different, the director/writer team from My Awkward Sexual Adventure returns with a noirish thriller with more twists and turns than a mountain road. An unhappy married woman starts getting anonymous letters that set her off on a voyeuristic adventure involving a mysterious stranger. Fri Nov. 30 | 7pm | WCC Sat Dec. 1 | 12.30pm | WCC
Director Bernard Emond, in this latest acclaimed ﬁlm, focuses on an alienated academic whose detachment from social interaction is challenged when he encounters a daughter he rejected years earlier and learns that his millionaire father is about to die and wants him to inherit the family construction business. (Subtitled) Thur Nov. 29 | 9.15pm | RT Fri Nov. 30 | 11.45am | WCC
This poetic envisioning follows the truelife story of a Scandinavian immigrant who built a large boat in the middle of the depression-era prairie dustbowl, hundreds of miles away from any major body of water. A moving Sisyphean tale from ﬁrst-time feature ﬁlmmaker David Mortin shot in Manitoba. Fri Nov. 30 | 9pm | WCC Sat Dec. 1 | 3.15pm | WCC
A faux doc that starts off as an innocuous diary of a summer job spent with traveling carnies, then becomes something far more substantial when dark secrets from the past are revealed, leading to a lengthy and searingly honest lovemaking scene between a man in his 50s and an African-Quebecoise half his age. Not soon forgotten. (Subtitled) Sat Dec. 1 | 7.30pm | RT Sun Dec. 2 | 7:30pm | RT
This trio of tales follows Jamaicans who have been deported back to Jamaica after committing crimes in Canada, the US and the UK. Many of these landed immigrants left Jamaica when they were very young, and they arrive ill equipped to cope with the local attitudes towards deportees. A moving expose of stories that need to be told. Sat Dec. 1 | 6pm | WCC Sun Dec. 2 | 1pm | WCC
BEAUTY & THE BREAST
BRUCE COCKBURN PACING THE CAGE
World Premiere 2012 | Canada | 93 minutes
DRIVING TO THE EDGE MEET THE FOKKENS
English Canadian Premiere 2012 | Canada | 94 minutes
Western Canadian Premiere 2012 | Netherlands | 80 minutes
World Premiere 2012 | Canada | 87 minutes
English Canadian Premiere 2012 | Canada | 86 minutes
Highest grossing Canadian documentary of the year takes a very slick and frightening look at the issue of young people’s bad driving habits and addiction to speeding: from drinking to adrenaline-rush seeking, to emulating bad parental role models, this is an eye-opening shocker. (Subtitled) Thur Nov. 29 | 7pm | SLCC Fri Nov. 30 | 4.45pm | SLCC
A cinema verite study of two aging twin sisters, who have plied their trade in the world’s oldest profession in Amsterdam’s Red Light district for over 40 years. One of them still plies her trade, and the ﬁlm features a few brief and very businesslike sequences of sex acts with clients. A fairly amusing and light-hearted story. (Subtitled) Thur Nov. 29 | 9.30pm | SLCC Fri Nov. 30 | 3pm | SLCC
In 1971, the government published the ﬁrst ever Royal Commission on the Status of Women, and this ﬁlm by Karen Cho updates the ﬁle to the present day, measuring the advances and setbacks in such areas as reproductive freedoms, childcare, spousal and workplace abuse, etc. Another provocative NFB social issue doc. Fri Nov. 30 | 9.45pm | SLCC
Polish-Canadian actress/writer Liliana Komorowska spent four years researching this moving study of a number of women diagnosed with breast cancer. Selected from a variety of backgrounds, and at various stages of the disease, their personal stories are moving and all too real. Fri Nov. 30 | 7.15pm | SLCC Sat Dec. 1 | 12pm | MP
HIT ‘N STRUM
Western Canadian Premiere 2012 | Canada | 96 minutes
Vancouver based Kirk Caouette wrote, directed, stars in and performs his own songs in this charming story of a street musician who refuses the help of a beautiful rich woman who hits him with her car in Vancouver’s east end. Reminiscent of the Irish hit Once, this one pursues its own story arc to an unexpected conclusion. Sat Dec. 1 | 10pm | RT
World Premiere of the Director’s Cut 2012 | Canada | 65 minutes
This is the full-length director’s cut of a documentary commissioned by Vision TV on the iconic singer-songwriter famous for If I Had a Rocket-Launcher, amongst many other classic songs. The ﬁlm focuses on political activism and spirituality, and Bruce Cockburn himself will be in attendance. Sat Dec. 1 | 7pm | SLCC
Canadian Premiere 2012 | UK | 141 minutes
Michael Apted directs this eighth entry in the series that follows a group of British school children throughout their lives, revisiting them every seven years to see how they turned out. Do the personalities and behaviours of children serve as accurate predictors of the types of adults they will become? Thur Nov. 29 | 3.30pm | SLCC
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Festival Premiere 2010 | Canada | 103 minutes
Canadian Premiere 2012 | USA | 104 minutes
Western Canadian Premiere 2012 | Canada | 103 minutes
A young man starts a correspondence with the famed convicted serial killer on death row. When the latter sends him a free ticket to come for a visit, the student does not realize that he has lost the upper hand. William Forsythe is mesmerizing as Gacy. Sat Dec. 1 | 4.45pm | RT
Karen is a hotshot attorney at a prestigious conservative Washington DC law ﬁrm. She is drawn into the plight of a Mexican family when ICE raids her family’s fruit farm. Forced to choose between her ascendant career and the immigrants, she opts to represent them versus the U.S. government; while doing so, she morally resurrects herself and regains the love of her estranged father. Sat Dec. 1 | 9pm | WCC
Vancouver’s Soska sisters’ second feature is a stylish and deeply disturbing tale of a medical student who drops out of school after being raped by one of her professors, and starts performing underground surgeries on body modiﬁcation enthusiasts. Her newly honed skills will soon be applied to the prof who abused her. Wed Nov. 28 | 11pm | WCC
IN CONVERSATION & TRAILBLAZER AWARD
This is the movie they say was the inspiration for The Hunger Games. Unlike its American studio counterpart, this one pulls no punches as it follows a group of students ordered by the Japanese government to go to an island and kill off each other until only one is left standing. Violent social satire. (Subtitled) Thur Nov. 29 | 11pm | WCC
Alejandro Jodorowski’s blood-soaked Mexican spaghetti western serves as a metaphorical allegory, and was discovered by John Lennon during a six-month midnight only run in New York in 1970. He convinced the Beatles’ then manager Allen B. Klein to buy the rights, and the midnight movie phenomenon was born. (Subtitled) Fri Nov. 30 | 11pm | WCC
2000 | Japan | 114 minutes
TRAILBLAZER IN ANIMATION AWARD
Thursday, November 29 Doors 6:30PM | Event 7:00PM I WCC Join us for an informal conversation followed by Whistler premiere of Celeste & Jesse Forever. Co-writer/actor Will McCormack in attendance.
Friday, November 30 Doors 8:30PM I Event 9:00PM I MP Join us for an intimate evening conversation with one of the industry’s brightest stars.
Saturday, December 1 4:00PM I WCC Join us to the award presentation at GKIDS Animation Showcase screening of The Painting.
1970 | Mexico | 125 minutes
Saturday, December 1 | 4:00PM | MP Join this year’s honored screenwriters in an entertaining and informative discussion.
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A feast for the eyes and ears, a sci-ﬁ take on musicality in the universe, directed by Cirque du Soleil alumnus Martin Villeneuve. Caroline Dhavernas stars as a muse who inspires both a musical instrument maker and an aging composer in this completely unique and unforgettable sci-ﬁ opus. (Subtitled) Sat Dec 1. 29 | 7pm | WCC
Julia Stiles heads an ensemble cast, as two couples meet after years of estrangement and resentments based on status and success bubble up to the surface. Based on an off-Broadway play, this ﬁlm crackles with explosive tension, reminiscent of Roman Polanski’s Carnage.
Another Julia Stiles ensemble piece about couples meeting for brunch for the umpteenth time, only on this particular Sunday, terrorists have detonated a smart bomb in the downtown core, and our argumentative couples must seal themselves in their house while awaiting what may be imminent death. A dark satirical comedy. Fri Nov. 30 | 6.15pm | MP Sun Dec. 2 | 2:45pm | RT
A nerdy guy gets upset when his girlfriend starts secretly dating his superhero alterego, without realizing that they are the same guy. With the government having lost conﬁdence in the superheroes’ ability to ﬁght crime and protect the public, it’s enough to make any man of special powers feel insecure. Fri Nov. 30 | 6.30pm | RT
Written by an ex-advisor to the White House, this is a searing expose of the behind the scenes dirty dealings that go into winning an election campaign. Rob Lowe plays the cynical spin-doctor, taken aback when a bonaﬁde altruist confronts him, a doctor who wants to become a gubernatorial candidate in order to make the world a better place.
BC Premiere 2012 | Canada | 90 minutes
Canadian Premiere 2012 | USA | 90 minutes
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BC Premiere 2012 | USA | 88 minutes
BC Premiere 2012 | USA | 80 minutes
Canadian Premiere 2012 | USA | 99 minutes
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Western Canadian Picture 2012 | Canada | 93 minutes
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Tatiana Maslany shines as a young girl, held back in high school, torn between a 33-year-old lover in a rock band and the young autistic admirer she used to babysit. This coming of age story is a ﬁrst feature from director Kate Melville. Thur Nov. 29 | 5pm | WCC Fri Nov. 30 | 12.30pm | WCC
A documentary about the ﬁrst major mountain race, which occurred in Bellingham Washington in 1911. Using a steam engine and a model T Ford, this was a major 30mile competition, performed not by athletes, but by local lumberjacks and labourers. A surprise outcome makes the whole amazing story all the harder to believe. Sat Dec. 1 | 2pm | SLCC
The doc tells the story of ski jumper Lindsey Van and her ﬁght as reluctant spokesperson for gender equality in Olympic sports. To keep her dream alive she and fellow ski jumpers took VANOC to court in an attempt to compete on the international stage at the 2010 Winter Olympics, in the only discipline that doesn’t allow women. Sun Dec. 2 | 2.30pm | WCC
The Canadian premiere of world-renowned pro skier Candide Thovex’s ﬁrst feature length ﬁlm submerges us into Candide’s life; competing for world titles and potentially suffering life-threatening injuries for the sport he loves. Its awesome imagery and pure action will leave you wanting more. Candide will be in attendance. Sun Dec. 2 | 5pm | WCC
THE MOUNTAIN RUNNERS
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Canadian Premiere 2012 | France | 58 min
World Premiere 2012 | Canada | 90 minutes
A buddy comedy set again the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. The reunion of three lifetime friends leads to an adventure of mountainous proportions complete with a cameo by Whistler actor, Angie Nolan. Fri Nov. 30 | 8pm | WCC
Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature
Mountain Culture WORLD NOW
I AM NASRINE
Canadian Premiere 2012 | UK/Iran | 88 minutes
Western Canadian Premiere 2012 | France | 105 minutes
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A recently discovered cache of personal letters and diary entries are read on camera by a large variety of actors (from Glenn Close to Lindsay Lohan), intercut with new archival footage of the icon who continues to haunt our collective consciousness years after her untimely death. Sat Dec. 1 | 9.30pm | SLCC
Shot underground in Tehran, the ﬁrst part of this ﬁlm almost landed the ﬁlmmaker in jail, as it depicts a cop raping a young woman for traveling on a motorcycle at night without a husband. She and her brother seek asylum in the English countryside, and adjust to a brand new culture. Fri Nov. 30 | 4.30pm | MP
Francois Ozon’s latest is a brilliantly structured tale of obsession and the creative impulse, as a literature professor becomes increasingly intrigued by the stories written by a student, purportedly true, about insinuating himself into a classmate’s family home. Winner of the Critics Award at TIFF. (Subtitled) Thur Nov. 29 | 6.30pm | RT
Claude Gagnon lived in Japan for ten years, so he brings an outsider’s inside knowledge of the cultural clash between East and West. A retired man in his 60s, played by Gabriel Arcand, ﬁnds a love that he was not expecting, when he meets a runaway wife in her 40s while on a holiday in Okinawa. Sat Dec. 1 | 6.30pm | MP
A ﬁrst ﬁlm from graduates of the Whistler short ﬁlm programme, this is a very funny story of two Vancouver based entrepreneurs who travel to India to ﬁnd investors and launch a new advertising company, based on the innovative but controversial idea of using birds to carry advertising messages. Sat Dec. 1 | 4pm | SLCC
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A spooky mix of haunted house and creature feature, this ﬁrst ﬁlm from the co-founder of Rue Morgue magazine tells the story of a young man who inherits his aunt’s antique shop, only to discover that she, along with her neighbours, was a worshipper of’ ‘angels’. Sat Dec. 1 | 11pm | WCC
THE RABBI’S CAT
Western Canadian Premiere 2011 | France | 100 minutes
Based on Joann Sfar’s comic book series of the same name and named Best Animated Film at the Césars, France’s equivalent to the Oscars, The Rabbi’s Cat tells the story of a cat in 1920’s Algeria, who after swallowing the family parrot gains the ability to speak. His ﬁrst request? To convert to Judaism. (Subtitled) Fri Nov. 30 | 4pm | RT
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Western Canadian Premiere 2012 | Japan | 91 minutes
The latest production from award-winning Ghibli Studios, this colorful tale features an infectious 60s soundtrack, as it tells the tale of a group of Japanese teens who try to save their school’s clubhouse, slated to be demolished to make room for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Sun Dec. 2 | 4pm | WCC
A charming ﬁlm that takes us from the Sudan to Paris via the Alps, this is the story of 10-year-old boy who befriends an orphaned giraffe named Zarafa. When he learns the giraffe is supposed to be a gift to the King of France, our young hero embarks on a wild adventure to save the giraffe from his fate. (Subtitled) Thur Nov. 29 | 4pm | RT
Wildly imaginative tale introduces an artist’s three-cast system: the Alldunns who live in a rich castle; the Halﬁes, drawings that aren’t quite completed; and the Sketchies, charcoal line drawings who live in the forest. When a Halﬁe runs to the forest past the beautiful Death Flowers, they all fall off the canvas into the studio, looking for clues to their own existence. (Subtitled) Sat Dec. 1 | 4pm | WCC
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Western Canadian Premiere 2011| France | 76 minutes
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Buying gifts for teens A shley English doesn’t answer right away. Instead, she takes a thoughtful pause and checks with her twin sister Rachel before responding to the question. “Rachel and I have the same answer because we like and are interested in the same things,” she says. Their favourite Christmas present: a net book (small, portable laptop) they got last year. “Since we have the same hobbies we can share presents,” she adds. At 16, Rachel and Ashley are busy with school and soccer like many teenagers on the North Shore. They are both “really keen” on arts and enjoy spending time with their friends. Born at just 27 weeks and weighing in at just 1,100 grams (about two pounds) each, the sisters spent one month at Lions Gate Hospital and three months at B.C. Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit before going home. Despite their difficult start, their dad describes them as “happy, healthy young ladies.” Both Ashley and Rachel say their favourite thing about Christmas is being able to take a break from their regular schedule. “I like how you can relax with your friends,” says Rachel, noting Christmas is a time to enjoy the winter scene. Although she and her sister don’t ski or snowboard, they do enjoy skating and the occasional snowball fight.
Ashley agrees that Christmas is a time to connect. “I like it when we get together as a family,” she adds. It’s great to be able to catch up with family members they don’t get to chat with as much during the year, she says. Another activity the sisters enjoy that has become a sort of tradition in the family: shopping with their mom on Boxing Day. They can pick up items on Boxing Day that they may have wanted for Christmas but didn’t get, they note. Choosing gifts for teens can be difficult, they admit, and each year Ashley and Rachel give each other wish lists so each sister knows what the other wants. But what about those of us who don’t have a list to follow? What can we get for teens this year? PHOTO CINDY GOODMAN
Rachel and Ashley have some advice: 1. Gift cards or prepaid credit cards are a safe bet.
Sisters say keep it simple
Starbucks, Apple store, Indigo and popular clothing stores are top choices. Gift cards for makeup may be a good option for teens who wear makeup, but buying specific makeup items should be left to parents or close friends. 2. Stay away from specific music. Justin
Bieber may be the top-grossing young artist in North America right now, but he’s not everybody’s cup of tea. Ashley and Rachel suggest giving iTunes gift cards for the musicloving teens in your life, so they can download the music they like.
3. Electronics are always popular. Video games, game
systems, smart phones and tablets are big-ticket items that teens love. But Rachel and Ashley warn these are gifts that may be best left to parents since you may not know the specific type of phone or game system a teen wants or already has. 4. Teenagers love to go to the movies. Despite easy access to movies online these days, teens still enjoy fun outings with friends, say the sisters. Gift certificates for movies are a good idea for film fans. 5. Sports equipment is another popular option, but, again, you need to know the specific sport your teens enjoy. A gift certificate to a sporting goods store may be a better idea. 6. Teen artists, such as Ashley and Rachel, appreciate sketchbooks, pencils and other art supplies, which can be expensive. Finding
out if teens have a particular hobby, such as astronomy or bird watching, might help to narrow your gift search. 7. The main message about buying gifts for teens: Keep it simple. Unless you are a parent
or close friend or relative and know a teen’s particular tastes, don’t purchase extravagant items they may not want or can’t use.
TEEN TALK Rachel (left) and Ashley English have some suggestions for shopping for teens this holiday season.
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holiday happenings POINSETTIA SALE: Sentinel secondary’s Interact Club is holding a poinsettia sale to raise money for ShelterBox, a disaster relief charity which provides shelter for survivors in need. The plants come in red, pink or white and cost $12.95. Order online at sentinel. plants4nonprofit.com. Pickup will be Dec. 6 and 7 at Hollyburn Country Club, 950 Crosscreek Rd., West Vancouver.
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COATS FOR KIDS: The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association will hold its 17th annual campaign in support of the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau until Dec. 7. North Vancouver drop-off locations: Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies, 160 Hanes Ave., Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Alchemy Construction Ltd., 1537 Welch St., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. West Vancouver drop-off location: G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd., 2405 Bellevue Ave., Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. WINTER GIFT GALLERY: The Seymour Art Gallery will be selling a selection of holiday gifts
by local artists from Nov. 20 to Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Meet the artists and enjoy homemade holiday baking at a reception Sunday, Nov. 25, 2-4 p.m. Info: 604-924-1378 or seymourartgallery.com. NATIVITY EXHIBIT: Highlands United Church will have more than 100 nativity scenes, including traditional, contemporary, handmade and one-of-a-kind sets, on display Nov. 30, 6-9 p.m., Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Dec. 2, 1-4 p.m. at 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. There will also be a craft fair on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Donations at this event will be given to Spectrum, a local charity supporting young mothers. CANYON LIGHTS: View hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge, Dec. 1-Jan. 5, 4-9 p.m. (except Christmas day), with kids’ activities, demonstrations and sing-a-long carols with a holiday band. Proceeds from admission will go to the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.
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HOLLYBURN elementary’s senior choir sings a historical musical retrospective at the school’s 100th anniversary celebration. November is National Novel Writing Month: Want to write a novel? Come to West Vancouver Memorial Library and write like the wind, with the goal of completing 50,000 words by Nov. 30. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays in November, 1-5 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: westvanlibrary. ca. National Reading Week: Au-
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Sun. Dec. 2 at 7 pm. We enter and leave in silence at this contemplative prayer service from the community of Taizé in France. We sing simple Taizé melodies repeatedly to instrumental accompaniment, sit in meditative silence, listen to sacred texts and enter together in the mystery of God’s presence.
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Canadian Federation of University Women — West Vancouver Branch: The CFUW is an organization committed to promoting education, improving women’s status and human rights as well as offering fellowship and professional contacts. Meetings are every third Monday, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. New members welcome. Info: 604-925-8445 or cfuwnvwv.vcn.bc.ca. Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12:303 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-987-7529. English Conversation Corner: Drop in to the Lynn
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Single malt makes nice pair
Notable Potables Tim Pawsey
AS a young adult, I was lucky to work in London, England, for my late uncle at his ﬁne art gallery and appraisal business.
Our neighbours in St. James just happened to be Berry Brothers & Rudd (purveyors of wine and spirits since 1698) who had a warehouse right next door. We shared the same underpavement (sidewalk) loading chute. My uncle and the Berry family had an eminently sensible barter arrangement for their occasional business dealings. Filthy lucre rarely changed hands — so it was quite normal to arrive on a Monday morning to discover a case of Cutty Sark or Beaujolais — “jollyboys” as my late uncle nicknamed it — sitting on the shared dock, and sometimes the odd brace of pheasant! Scotch was in play before or, more usually, after the meal (as well as for unspeciﬁed medical emergencies), but never consumed during dinner. All that’s changed with our preoccupation for pairing food and wine. Or beer. Or single malt — as in last week’s excellent exploration of The Balvenie Single Malts, paired with a highly inventive lineup of dishes by Four Seasons executive chef Ned Bell at Yew Restaurant + Bar. A couple of the night’s many successful matches came with the smokiness of the 15-year-old Single Barrel, picked up by smoky bacon bits with celery root on grilled sableﬁsh and enhanced by the earthiness of de puy
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Learn to live on less, save more
PRACTISE living on the expected lower income while you still have the higher income.
Money Matters Mike Grenby
This allows you to see what changes you will have to make – and at the same time, allows you to put the extra money into a reserve fund to help you cope after your
income drops. The sooner you start living on your projected lower income, the easier the transition will be, and the more money you will have in your reserve fund. If you don’t plan ahead — and sometimes you can’t — you have two choices: 1. Borrow to make up the
shortfall. Just make sure you have set up the loan or line of credit ahead of time. Consider this approach only if you expect to return to your former income level reasonably soon and will then be able to pay down the debt. Otherwise, you could face bankruptcy. 2. Be prepared to make
lifestyle changes, especially if your lower income situation is likely to persist. This could involve many small spending cuts or more major steps like selling a second car or even moving into less expensive housing. If you expect to have problems with debt repayments after your income goes down, see if you can rearrange the debts to lower your payments — ideally through borrowing at today’s relatively low rates to pay off the most expensive debts. Contact your creditors to see what arrangements you can make to lower or possibly defer your weekly or monthly payments, although this is likely to increase the total cost of your loan. On the other hand, if you are fortunate enough to have your income increase,
consider continuing to live at the pre-increase level and using the extra after-tax income to pay down debt faster or build investments. Before your income drops: ■ Practise living on less ■ Cut spending, save surplus ■ Be careful if you borrow Learning to live on less is easiest while you are still living on more. This typically applies: ■ While a spouse takes time off work to have a child. ■ After losing a job or taking a lower-paid position. ■ Temporarily during illness or permanently after retirement.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012 - North Shore News - A37
YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE WORLD OUTSIDE
Université de Montpellier: The university is considerably older than its formal founding date, associated with a bull issued by Pope Nicholas IV in 1289, combining all the long-existing schools into a university. It is not known exactly when the schools of liberal arts were founded that developed into the Montpellier faculty of arts; it may be that they were a direct continuation of the Gallo-Roman schools that gathered around masters of rhetoric. The school of law was founded by Placentinus, from the school of law at Bologna, who came to Montpellier in 1160, taught there during two different periods, and died there in 1192. The famous school of medicine was founded perhaps by people trained in the Spanish medical schools; it is certain that, as early as 1137, there were excellent physicians at Montpellier. — Wikipedia
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THE impressive Pont Du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge, crosses the Gardon River in Vers-Pont-du-Gard near Remoulins. Begun in 20 BC, the structure was part of a massive 50-kilometre aqueduct system that delivered 20,000 cubic metres of water daily.
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odging skateboards and street artists, we step across the egg-shaped, yellow marble outline of Montpellier’s Place de la Comédie and step back in time.
Sipping café au lait we survey the elegant architecture of theatres and hotels around the large oval area nicknamed “the egg.”I t’s easy to imagine the 18th century elite who came here to stroll, chat, ﬂirt, people watch and simply hang out beneath the town’s statue of the Three Graces — an activity known for centuries as faire l’oeuf, “doing the egg.” Today, an eclectic mix of university students, young families, elderly couples and tourists still “do the egg” here in the sunny capital of France’s Bas-Languedoc. We pull ourselves away from the egg to explore cobbled alleyways and tree ﬂanked promenades, meandering past historic monuments and Gothic vaulted cellars. We suffer Parisian déjà-vu because so much of the architecture and statuary here mimic the capital: the elaborate opera house, a miniature replica of the one in Paris; the classical Chateau d’Eau (water tower); the Palais de Justice, and streets like Rue Foch, a mirror image of the one in the capital. Our guide’s weighty antique key gives us access to the Arc de Triomphe, yet another copy of a Parisian original. From its top, we overlook the St. Clement aqueduct and the Promenade du Peyrou before moving on to the old town, or “Écusson,” so named because its layout resembles the shape of a medieval shield. This ancient rabbit warren of crooked passageways is crammed with expensive boutiques, tiny cafés and homely apartments with balconies gaudy with scarlet geraniums. We amble to the unique Romantic-Gothic Cathédrale Saint Pierre — unique because it is shared with the university’s Faculty of Medicine and home (on the ﬁrst ﬂoor) to a bizarre Museum of Anatomy. The medical university was huge even in the 13th century: the cathedral is a mere upstart, dating from the 14th. Food is, of course, a passion here and Écusson is a perfect place to have lunch. We relax in the dappled sunshine, enjoying a local specialty: galettes, hearty crêpes stuffed with exotic ﬁllings like “Galette Francois 1er,” a whole wheat crêpe bursting with shrimp, mushrooms and béchamel sauce. We sit, somnolent in the sun, sipping the local wine and entertained by strolling musicians. For dinner tonight, there’s the Bistro Du Théatre, a lively, noisy place offering a hearty seafood soup, with classic aioli and grated cheese. Tomorrow, we’ll treat ourselves to the splendid L’Estrale waterfront restaurant in nearby Palavas Les Flots, a harbour town garlanded with lights where we can sit beneath the stars, warmed by a See Montpellier page 38
CATHÉDRALE Saint-Pierre de Montpellier dates from the 14th century.
A38 - North Shore News - Sunday, November 25, 2012
Montpellier fastest growing city in France
From page 37 light summer breeze. From our base in Montpellier, we tear ourselves
away from food long enough to drive out along the curve of the Mediterranean coast towards Aigues Mortes, the wind ﬂufﬁng the water into
playful whitecaps. Passing the resort town of La Grande Motte we traverse a ﬂat, sandy landscape of inland lagoons dotted with ﬂamingos and oyster cultivation. It’s a land full of history, with places that have been home to great cruelties over the centuries. Aigues Mortes, for example, is a walled town, still protected by massive ramparts and fortiﬁed gates, which once held France’s only women’s prison and which saw the mass emigration of persecuted Huguenots. We drive to the hugely impressive Roman aqueduct at nearby Pont Du Gard. Begun in 20 BC, it’s stunning in its sheer size — nearly 60 metres high — but all the more amazing because of the engineering feat it represents. Designed to carry water across the small Gardon river valley, it was part of a nearly 50-kilometre aqueduct that had a gradient of just 0.034%, descending only 17 metres vertically in its entire length and delivering 20,000 cubic meters (44 million gallons) of water daily. Small wonder it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site today. Nearby slumbers the small town of Uzès, dominated by the cathedral and its campanile tower. This Tour Fenestrelle is supposedly the only one of its kind in France, resembling a Leaning Tower of Pisa without the slant. We wander deep into the old town, shuttered and ghost-town empty in the intense midday sun. We choose a homely café full of local families and lunch on “down home” cassoulet — chunks of duck, thick country sausage and white beans that have never known the inside of a can. Montpellier is growing fast, expanding across the 13 kilometres separating it from the Mediterranean, and ﬁlling up with shopping malls, apartment blocks, a rugby stadium and other modern necessities. With 21 per cent of its population students, it’s the perfect place to host the annual International Festival of Extreme Sports each May. But for those with gentler tastes, it lies amidst fertile, rolling farmland, home to hot mistral winds but also home to orchards of peaches and bowers of grapes. In spring, the region wears pink and white skirts of apple and cherry blossom. In sun-drenched summer, it’s embroidered with the rich purple of lavender ﬁelds.
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UZÈS’ Tour Fenestrelle — an Italianstyle tower standing 42 metres high. Montpellier was named as the New York Times’ French Place to Visit in 2012 but it was “discovered” centuries before. Nostradamus, Rabelais and Petrarch all chose to study and live here in this ancient university city, delightfully nick-named the Oxford of France. We too came here for its beauty, history and gastronomy. Just as visitors have done over the centuries, we came to “do the egg” and left more than satisﬁed.
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NEWS AROUND THE WORLD
DONNA and Kelsey Todosychuk visit Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland Paris.
JIM Harrison shows the view of the Gateway Arch from his hotel in St. Louis, while attending a steel guitar convention in Missouri.
RADEK, Matthew and Bozena Kielar take the North Shore News to the Gate of Apollo in Naxos while visiting Greece.
CARLA Reddy and her daughter Melissa take the News across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.
MARNY and John Peirson take their 1965 classic car on a tour of Crater Lake in Oregon.
WHILE visiting Chicago, Diane Karn stops in front of Cloud Gate, a sculpture in Millenium Park that locals call “the bean.”
PENNY Zuk visits Edinburgh, Scotland, while on a trip through the U.K. (Edinburgh Castle is in the background).
VAL and Rob Pellatt take the North Shore News to Stockholm, Sweden, while on a Baltic cruise.
LUCAS and Oscar Price visit Marjorie Glacier in Glacier Bay, while on a cruise to Alaska.
BOB and Barb Zeidler visit the festivities for Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012 - North Shore News - A41
MARY McLaughlin, William Skuse and Aiden Fisher-Lang play Gretel, Father and Hansel in the Waldorf School and Cascadia Society’s production of Hansel and Gretel, Thursday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Kay Meek Centre. For tickets, $10/$20, call the society at 604-987-3407 or the school at 604-9854-7435.
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Joan Klucha The love you have for your dog makes you put on the rubber gloves, get the bucket and towels and do what needs to be done. It also goes without saying that we all would prefer that these incidents didn’t happen at all but dogs being dogs, you can expect at least one surprise attack of the trots during your dog’s lifetime. Dogs get diarrhea for a variety of reasons. They consume a rotting seal carcass washed up on the beach or are given one too many carrots or sliced apples or get into the holiday goodies. Most of our experiences regarding diarrhea revolves around some substance the dog has ingested which causes an irritation on its way out. The way a dog owner chooses to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome depends on his or her view of veterinary care, be it conventional allopathic methods or alternative holistic methods. And since we all assume that it is something a dog ate that is causing the problem, treatments typically revolve around easing the irritated intestinal tract. But there is another often overlooked reason for diarrhea and if it tends to be spontaneously recurring in a dog, without any obvious known reason, it could be caused by too much exercise! But how could that be, you ask. Dogs are exercise machines! True enough, they enjoy physical activity far more than most humans but sometimes too much of a good thing is not
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a good thing at all. Overexertion during repetitive activities, such as playing Frisbee places great strain and eventual tightness on the muscles of the lumbar spine. Being a Pilates instructor as well as a dog trainer, I see this far too often in my clients, so it does not surprise me at all that dogs can suffer from this as well. How this all correlates to diarrhea is because the spine supplies energy to the different organs in the body. The lumbar spine, in particular, supplies the energy ﬂow to the intestines. How many of you have injured your lower back only to ﬁnd yourself with intestinal problems as well? When a portion of the spine gets injured and the muscles around that injury get tight, it shuts off the energy ﬂow to the underlying organ. The organ doesn’t get fed properly and becomes dysfunctional. In the case of dogs with recurring undiagnosable diarrhea they could very well have a lumbar spine injury. According to Dr. Dobias, more than 70 per cent of all dogs suffering from diarrhea have a lumbar spine issue. The main cause is repetitive ball retrieving, jumping to catch a Frisbee or a misstep during some activity causing their hind feet to slip out from under them. If your dog does suffer from mysterious recurring bouts of diarrhea consider doing a little investigation and observation of your own and see if it tends to happen after exercise. If this is the case, it is recommended that an alternative low impact form of exercise be implemented to prevent the dog from re-injuring the spine. Then a trip to the chiropractor, physio or massage therapy or acupuncturist may be what is required for the dog to recover from the problem. As with all issues of your dogs health, it is always best to consult with your veterinarian. If you are not pleased with their diagnosis, seek another opinion. For the complete article by Dr. Dobias on the topic of exercise induced diarrhea visit peterdobias.com/ community/2012/04/diarrhea-may-be-caused-by-backinjury-and-too-much-exercise. Joan Klucha has been working with dogs for more than 15 years in obedience, tracking and behavioural rehabilitation. Contact her at k9kinship.com.
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Shore Community Resources Society. Gift Wrapper: Volunteers are needed to wrap gifts during a holiday fundraiser for a local charity. Training is provided and shifts are available throughout the holiday season until Dec. 24. Come and meet new people, support a local nonproﬁt and enjoy in the festive season.
THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities from various community organizations, made available through Volunteer North Shore, a service of North
Fundraising Coordinator: Special Olympics BC is looking for volunteers to assist the fundraising co-ordinator with planning and administering the annual fundraising budget and also developing, co-ordinating and managing the execution of fundraising activities. Volunteer must attend
monthly board meetings. Volunteer: Volunteer is needed to promote Aunt Leah’s Society through sales of Christmas trees, offering customer service and contributing to the overall success of this fundraising venture. This position reports to the site manager or general manager on shift. Duties include customer service, general tree lot maintenance, promotion of Aunt Leah’s, practicing good safety with tools and equipment, and cashier and administration tasks. If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-9857138. The society is a partner agency of the United Way.
what’s going on From page 34 Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Info: westvanband.ca, Mike, 604-984-0115 or John 604-980-6857. North Shore Photographic Society: Learn the basics and reﬁnements of photography at weekly meetings held on Mondays from September to June at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 2347 Inglewood Ave., West Vancouver. Info: www. nsps.ca. North Shore Stamp Club meets every other Monday, 7-9 p.m. at The Summerhill, 135 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Collectors of all levels are welcome and particularly beginners. Info: John Thomson, 604-984-3360. North Shore Toastmasters: Learn through fun and friendship to get over your fear of public speaking or improve your leadership
skills. Meetings are held Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the West Vancouver United Church Community Centre, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Info: 604-657-1371, firstname.lastname@example.org or www. toastmastersnorthshore.org. North Shore Women’s Centre Family Law Clinic: A family law specialist is available one Monday per month for a one hour free consultation. Info and registration: 604-9846009. North Shore Writers’ Association meets on the third Monday of every month (except during December and summer months) 7-9 p.m. at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: free for members, nonmembers $5. Info: www.nswriters.bc.ca. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-proﬁt, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@nsnews. com. For our online listings, go to www.nsnews. com, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.
Sunday, November 25, 2012 - North Shore News - A45
YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
HANDSWORTH’S Sophie Plasteras goes all out to take a shot in a provincial quarterﬁnal matchup against Kelowna Nov. 15 in Coquitlam. Plasteras and the Royals went on to win the tournament, claiming their second consecutive provincial title.
THREE TO SEE THIS WEEK FOOTBALL Grade 8 Tier 2 championship HANDSWORTH vs. VAN COLLEGE Nov. 29, 6 p.m. Burnaby Lake West Sports Complex BASKETBALL Div. 1 girls SUTHERLAND @ SEYCOVE Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m. HOCKEY PIJHL DELTA @ NORTH VAN WOLF PACK Dec. 1, 7 p.m. Harry Jerome arena
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THIS could be some bad news for the rest of the AAA ﬁeld hockey teams in British Columbia — the Handsworth Royals have ﬁgured out how to win titles. The Royals claimed their second consecutive provincial AAA ﬁeld hockey banner last weekend — also the second in school history — scrapping to the top in a tough tournament in Coquitlam Nov. 14-16 to prove that they’re still the team to beat. For nearly a decade Handsworth head coach Paul Winstanley guided his team to the provincial championships without ever making it to the medal round. The Royals were good but never championship good. That all changed last year when a quartet of university-bound Grade 12 superstars led the team to an undefeated season to ﬁnally claim the crown. Hannah Haughn, already a senior national team player while still in high school, was the catalyst. This fall the diminutive dynamo earned MVP honours while leading the University of British Columbia to a CIS national title as a rookie. “The four Grade 12s last year were just so good that I wasn’t able to screw it up,” said Winstanley with a laugh. “They were just too good to not win. . . . They were just such great leaders and such great players, we just weren’t going to be denied.” This year was a little different. The Royals still had
Handsworth ﬁeld hockey builds on its winning tradition
excellent players to call upon but they now had a new weapon to wield when the games got tough: a winning tradition. Fourteen players from last year’s team were back for more this season and with all that championship experience to rely on, Handsworth was the coolest team on turf in this year’s tournament. “It was critical because they knew how tough it is to win provincials,” Winstanley said of the importance of having championship-winning veterans. “They were just determined not to lose. They have enough technical skill and we have enough depth through the whole 18 to win so it became more a matter about the mental side and being willing to put in the work. They did that, they just decided on their own that they weren’t going to be denied. . . . Even when it was 0-0 in a game with 15-20 minutes left they never panicked, they just got on with it. It was just high work rate, determination, taking care of their own responsibilities — it was a really mature performance.” Things did get tough in this year’s provincials. The Royals were tested in the opening round by their
tough North Shore rivals from West Van secondary. The game remained scoreless late into the second half before Handsworth super sniper Steph Norlander potted a pair of goals off of short corners to give the Royals a 2-0 win. Next came the do-or-die playoffs and the Royals again were able to pull out wins after being pressed to the edge. First came a 1-0 quarterﬁnal win over Kelowna with Norlander’s penalty stroke standing up as the game’s only goal. The semiﬁnals saw Handsworth score another 1-0 win, this time over South Delta. “That was intense,” said Winstanley. “They have a junior national goalie and I think their strategy was to try and get to a shootout and then run their luck at the shootout.” The ﬁnal against a tough young Cowichan team also started out close with Handsworth holding a slim 1-0 lead at halftime. Finally the ﬂood gates opened for the Royals in the second half as they poured in three more goals to claim the title with a 4-0 win. “It always felt like we were going to score goals at some point — we had a lot of missed chances in those games and short corners and a lot of possession without scoring,” said Winstanley. “It sort of all came together. . . . When we got the third goal with 15 minutes or so there was a big relief.” The ﬁnal whistle blew and the jubilant Royals collected their hardware. The team may not have had the transcendent talent of last year’s squad but there See NCAA page 46
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HANDSWORTH’S Steph Norlander weaves through a pack of Cowichan defenders in the provincial AAA championship ﬁnal.
NCAA-bound buds lead Royals From page 45
was no shortage of stars. Norlander continued her goal-scoring glut in the ﬁnal, notching two more to give her 28 for the season. Sophie Plasteras, Norlander’s best friend who will join her next season playing NCAA ﬁeld hockey at the University of Iowa, controlled the midﬁeld for the Royals. “Sophie had an incredible tournament in centre mid,” said Winstanley. “She just logged miles and miles. Huge heart, just working so hard, combined with her skill. She was huge. . . . (And) of course Steph in terms of leadership up front and her scoring ability — those two were strong.” Sweeper Mia Watson, centre back Lexy Dong and goalie Lena Benwood — all Grade 11 players — teamed up to play shut down defence.
Winstanley also highlighted the exceptional depth of his team — 14 of the 16 non-goalies on his roster scored at least once this season as the Royals notched a total of 70 goals while giving up just eight. With seven Grade 11s expected to be back next year along with a talented crop of youngsters coming off of another North Shore junior title, the Royals are hoping to keep the winning tradition rolling. “It’ll be a strong team next year,” said Winstanley, adding that even with the wins starting to pile up there are never any guarantees. “That’s the interesting thing about high school sports — there’s so much turnover, it’s a challenge every year.” North Vancouver’s Argyle secondary ﬁnished the provincial tournament in sixth spot while West Van placed eighth.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012 - North Shore News - A47
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BERUBE Joseph Lucien Lionel Vernon, B.C. Oct. 14, 1927 - Nov. 21, 2012 Age 85 Lou was born in St. Alexandre , Quebec, the eighth child in the family of Leta and Ovide Berube. During WWII, Lou served his country as a Merchant Mariner, joining with his older brother’s identification, when he was only 14 years of age. He served on convoys that plied the treacherous waters of the North Atlantic. During Lou’s lifetime he tried his hand at many occupations, but spent most of his working life as a logger on the West Coast of BC. He retired to Vernon and enjoyed scouting out all the best lakes for his greatest hobby of fishing. He loved animals and was especially fond of the many cats that he cared for over the years. Lou struggled with increasing disability in his last years, but during this time and through his short, final battle with cancer, he was lovingly cared for by his wife of 22 years, Carolyn. He will by missed by daughters Lisa Berube of Qualicum, BC and Tracey Berube of North Vancouver, step children Jody North of Armstrong, BC and Tim Bellingham of Vernon, BC. He is also survived by four stepgrandchildren Stephen, David, Brody & Alyssa. Also left to mourn are three sisters and one brother, all of Quebec, along with many nieces and nephews. Lou was predeceased by his parents and twelve siblings. Abiding by Lou’s wishes, there will be no service. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Cremation.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. Gone But Not Forgotten
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CHAPELAS, Thomas Frank “Tom” June 3, 1936 to Nov. 13, 2012. Predeceased by his mother Maria and Father Harry. Survived by his sister Tessie and brother George as well as other family and friends. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Boal Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Vancouver Community Services Society, #500 – 1212 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V1 (604) 737-4900
de Jesus, Joao 'Johnny' Born July 17, 1937, passed away peacefully at North Shore Hospice, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, Nov. 18. 2012 surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his Mother Ana, Father Jose and Brother Manuel in Cape Town, South Africa and survived by his wife Luanne, son Raul, daughter Miranda (Vit), and grandchildren Angelo, Cristan and Montague, niece Kelly, nephew Juan and many relatives in South Africa, Portugal, Ontario and New York. Thanks to Dr. McWhinney, home support staff, LGH & hospice staff. Service to be held at First Memorial Funeral Home, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver, BC on Nov. 29, 2012 at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society, or Heart & Stroke Foundation greatly appreciated. www.firstmemorialfuneral.com MATSELL, SIDNEY A. 1928 - 2012 Sid’s funny, enjoyable romp through life ended November 18, 2012. He leaves behind his wife, Margaret (Kim) after 56 years of true happiness. Additionally, he leaves to mourn his sister-in-law, Lena and her husband, Stanley Rublowsky; niece, Katrina and grandnephew, Henry; nephew, Alexander and wife Susanne; grandnephew, Casper; and grandniece, Maya. A celebration of Sid’s life will be held Monday, December 3, 2012 from 3:00 5:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 580-18 Street, West Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lionsgate Hospital Hospice would be appreciated.
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MCLENEHAN, Dorothy Nov 16, 2012 Dorothy passed away peacefully November 16th at the age of 87 in North Vancouver. A longtime resident of Manitoba and later of Victoria, she was predeceased by her husband "Doc"and brothers Bill and Bob Woods. Her family especially appreciates the wonderful care Dorothy received at the Lynn Valley Care Centre Lodge during her last few years. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at a later date. Those who wish to commemorate her may make a donation to the Alzheimer Society of BC, or a charity of their choice.
MONTAGUE, Barbara Diane Nov 16, 2012 With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our Barbie on November 16th. Carrying on is her husband of 50 years Vic, who cared for her with so much love, and her boys Brent with his wife Lisa and daughter Kate, and Brian with his wife Vivian and daughters Jordyn and Sydney. Her granddaughters loved "Dabumm" so very much and they were truly her pride and joy. Barb is also survived by her loving sister Elaine (Jim), and brothers Brent (Jill) and Les; Melanie, Brian, Sean, Kate, Travis and Nicole will miss their very special aunt. Barb’s life was also rich with wonderful friends and experiences from her city life and summers spent at Boundary Bay, Osoyoos and Wood Lake where she became a rowing icon in her boat Clementine. Many happy times were spent at the lake where Barb always made you feel so very welcome. Everyone else came first with Barb, and just about the only thing she ever did for herself was bravely going back to school (after raising her family) and graduating from Emily Carr School of Art to become a successful painter; her art lives on and graces the walls of corporate Vancouver. Barb lived with great love for all her family and friends, and always celebrated the specialness in each one of us. Her world came to revolve around Jordyn, Sydney, and baby Kate. They were the lights of her life and made every day for her a joy beyond measure. Dabumm was always ready with a smile, a hug, and often a chocolate chip cookie. Barb requested that there be no service but that her family and friends gather and have a party, which we will do on what would have been her 70th birthday next summer - time and place to be advised at a later date. Please, in lieu of flowers, a donation to either the Children’s Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society would be something she would have appreciated.
McKELVIE - Jean It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother, nana, sister-inlaw and friend, Jean McKelvie in her 89th year. No service was requested as per her wishes. Instead we invite you to visit our online memoriam at www.mem.com to share your condolences, memories & stories. Jean will be so very missed, but is in our hearts and minds forever... love you Mom, Nana, Jeanie, Jean!
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KIFF HOLLAND original 8.5x12.5, $995. John Horton 12x16 oil, ‘Fishing Boats at Sunset’ $1295. Luke Raffin ‘Wood Duck Egg Tempera/Gouache’ framed approx 32x36, price upon request. 604-908-3825 LADIES SWISS 18K watch/ braclet, art deco, appraised $6000 sell $2450. 604-908-3825
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Many barriers, disruptions and sudden new conditions have assaulted you over the last several years. The weeks ahead bring a gentle, wise view of these “assaults of fortune.” You’ll understand, you’ll see society and its ways and your place in it. You’ll see your journey thus far, and the potential forward directions. By late December you’ll be mentally and spiritually refreshed, ready to charge the ramparts of ambition once again. Meanwhile, love, travel, learning and culture ﬁll your days. Monday ends sexual, ﬁnancial delays. Protect reputation Tuesday. Home succeeds Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Recent delays end Monday – you can conﬁdently make new plans and/or start new projects. The weeks ahead emphasize depths, mysteries, intimacy, “treasures,” commitment and consequence. You might march into a more signiﬁcant bonding with someone you met in late October (or someone who returned to your life in November) – this can involve love or business, friends or “your audience.” Pursue money these weeks (Wednesday important) – you face a very lucky potential here. Your energy and charisma soar early week – start something! Trips, communications hard Friday, easy Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: Recent delays end Monday afternoon, so step forward, start projects, or make relationship overtures (in love and business). The weeks ahead feature many meetings, new people, fresh horizons and new opportunities. You might relocate, sign or negotiate a contract (most likely, a work/service agreement) or meet a new attractive person who challenges, unsettles you, but could be your “right partner.” Rest, lie low Sunday to Tuesday eve. A ﬁnancial, health or sexual matter reaches a hopeful (but lucky?) climax Tuesday. Your energy, charisma climb midweek. Good money moves Saturday.
Cancer June 21-July 22: The weeks ahead feature work, though some “heart memory” of an attraction remains to relieve any drudgery. (It’s might be more than relief: a relationship could blossom into romantic intensity.) Recent delays end Monday, so you can move forward, start new projects and relationships, and give promises, especially in the zones of work, machinery, health and dependents. Your optimism, popularity and happiness rise Sunday to Tuesday. Retreat, rest midweek. Your energy and charisma move upward Friday (challenges) and Saturday (success!). Be wary of an ambitious partnership early week. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: A month of increased romance, (good) risk, lucky speculation, creativity and self-expression, pleasure and beauty has just begun. Threaded through all this pleasure will be various chores (legal, intellectual, writing chores?) and domestic demands. Don’t neglect these, as they might, oddly enough, prove supportive to your romantic, creative (etc.) interests. Avoid new starts through Tuesday afternoon. This day needs care with machinery, work, exertion. Happiness strikes midweek! Social joys, romance, popularity arrive; wishes come true. Retreat, rest and plan, Friday/ Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The weekly accent lies on home, kids, real estate, security, sales territory, retirement, nutrition, garden/farm, basement, landscape, and your foundations in career and love. Recent delays end Monday, though indecision lingers for a week or two. By Wednesday you can start mildly signiﬁcant projects in career or more signiﬁcant ones in home areas, real estate, etc. Your career project might be in real estate (etc.) or you might end one job/career, to make room for a new one. If you are in a romance, the weeks ahead intensify it – and your courage. The physical side grows hot.
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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Be gentle on the home front, reduce temper and impatience, until late December. A young child might be colicky. This interval will strain a weak love, marriage or business alliance. It can also bring a real estate oriented “partnership.” Monday ends November’s delays, but DON’T invest nor make a commitment before Tuesday night. Love, wisdom, travel, higher learning and culture draw you midweek – act Wednesday. Friday frustrates career initiatives; Saturday helps you succeed (in career, status, dealings with authorities). The weeks ahead emphasize travel, communications, friends. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Recent delays end Monday – but wait until Tuesday night, Wednesday to initiate any important action. Midweek favours investments, ﬁnancial rearrangements, research, lifestyle changes and physical intimacy. Friday/ Saturday bring a broad, gentle outlook, possible love, certainly mellowness, wisdom. You’ll meet barriers and opposite opinions Friday, sweet congress and success Saturday. This week and the next few present you with money opportunities – seek new clients and/or a pay raise, buy/sell items, and chase a sensual person. December features more talk than action at workplace. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness will ride a year-high wave, until late December. Recent hold-backs dissolve. (Still, start nothing new – especially at work – before Tuesday night.) Early week brings health, work concerns. Chase relationships, make your claim, seize opportunities, advance toward a fresh new horizon – all Wednesday. You might start something which will have a big ending. Be diplomatic, as the lucky “other person” might be argumentative, cheeky. Take care with investments, health, secrets and sexual urges Friday – these matters succeed Saturday.
Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Retreat during the weeks ahead. Rest, study, plan, rejuvenate your health, dress and eat sensibly. Be charitable, spiritual. Approach civil servants, institutions and corporate head ofﬁces – they favour you to late December. Your management and executive skills will be obvious. Sunday/Monday are romantic, but don’t start a new relationship. A major development might occur in home or real estate Sunday to Tuesday: reject cruelty. Tackle chores midweek – new or difﬁcult ones Wednesday, routine ones Thursday. Exciting relationships irk you Friday, please you Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Recent delays end Monday – but start nothing before Tuesday night. Be restful Sunday through Tuesday daytime: be at home, sleep, eat well, do domestic chores – in general, prepare yourself for imminent action. Which arrives Wednesday, as major romance, friendship, a creative surge or an adventurous or speculative streak propels you to reward. Tackle chores safely (and drive safely) Friday/Saturday. Save your harder chores for Saturday – don’t even start them Friday. The weeks ahead feature social delights, optimism, wish fulﬁllment, light romance – avoid belligerent people. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Recent delays end Monday, Pisces, but don’t start anything new before Tuesday night. The weeks ahead feature ambition, career, prestige relations – make a mark in the world! Now to late December, money wishes will come true. You might deal with an assertive friend (if you’re female, with a testosterone-laden male). Sunday/Monday bring errands, casual friends and communications. You can lay an excellent “floor” under your projects Wednesday, or make great strides in home, garden, with kids. What’s started this day will grow. Passion’s frustrated Friday, rewarded Saturday. email@example.com
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528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043
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LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764
PALM SPRINGS Vacation Home 55+ Gated Park, $119K, 1800sf, BR 2.5 BA. Call 604-737-7756 RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785
A52 - North Shore News - Sunday, November 25, 2012
Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
1 BR $900, south balcony, new hardwood floors, heat/hotwater, N/S N/P, 604-904-9507
City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.
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Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
1 BR AVAILABLE. Move-in allowance, Rent start $1175, well maintained building. To view call 604-985-4272
2 BR garden apt, pool, balc, heat, cble, prkg, fp, family cplex, upr Lons np, $1040, 604-987-8814
1 BR, top flr 3rd & Mahon, n/s, n/p, $985 incl heat/hw/ 1 prkg, lease 604-985-1930
2 BR, Lynn Valley, large $1195, Nov 15 or Dec 1. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922
1730 Chesterfield 1 br, faces east, dw, hw flrs, patio, prkg avail, pet neg. Dec 1. 604-987-5841
2 BR, $1215, Dec 1, nr Hospital & Safeway, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 1 yr lease 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922
1 BDRM $975, quiet bldg, 17th/ Lonsdale, sec prkg, reno’d, incl heat h/w. Cat ok. 990-8262 / 985-1658
1BDRM + den Raven Woods Dr, NVan 770sq ft. 6 appl. NS/ NP. Avail Jan 1. $1,350/mo. Annual lease. 604-341-5206
1 BDRM updated, view concrete , 4th & Lonsdale, $1100 ns/np, avail Dec 1st 604-761-4457
1BR $860 16/St George, large, incld heat & hotwater, nr bus/ shops, no pets, ns, 778-889-4719
1 BR, 18 & Lonsdale, incl heat & hw, drapes, balc, elevator, ns, np, $960, Dec 1st, 604-220-6817
1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Dec 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452
1 BR, 2 BR’s, view, avail Now. 1 year lse, 125 West 19th, N/S, No Pets, coin w/d, 778-554-0537
2 BDRM, 1 bath, avail Jan 1 for 1 yr, nr edgemont ns/np, $1100 + util 604-926-4466
★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1BR 3rd (Top) flr, South view, Immed/Dec 1, $950. Carpets, drapes, heat, hotwater, gated prkg avail, no dogs 604-986-7745
CENTRAL LONSDALE 1 BR patio, d/w, Immed, cat ok $1050. 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net DEEP COVE Furn 1 Br apt in Ravenwoods complex. Incls queen size bed, full kitchen, flat screen tv, internet, enste w/d & sectional couch. Quiet area, Dogs welcome. $1600. Avail Now. 604-339-4099 Esplande West at the Pier Lrg 1 BR + den, partial waterview. Lower Lons, 9’ ceilings, flr to ceiling windows, f/p, inste w/d, storage, a/c,$1650 incl utils, ns, avail Now, 604-831-6850
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Bright clean apts - Lynn Valley 1 BR carpet or laminate $970 Heat hw incld, Avail now. Coin laundry, NS, 1 cat ok, u/g prkg extra, on site Manager, Call Diana 604-980-9219
LYNN VALLEY 2 BR, hardwood, cat/sm dog ok, avail now $1150. 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
MOUNTAIN COURT APTS, Lynn Valley, 1 Br $1000, 2BR $1300, 3 BR $1550. Hardwood, f/p, incls heat, hw, prkg & cable. Pool, cat ok 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2 BR, avail Now/Dec 1st 3 BR, avail Dec 1st, Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca
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Apartments & Condos
West Van Apt. Rentals
West Van Apt. Rentals
WESTWIND APTS - 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR mnt view, Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734
1 & 2 bdrm furn ste, 1000sf, 1 bdrm $1350, 2 bdrm $1450 604-987-2691 1 BR & den, quiet, clean, bright fully equipped kitchen, incl bedding, towels, hydro, cable, w/d, priv. entr., nr bus, delightful suite, East 4th, $1150/m. 604-644-8590
2 BR 2 bath nr seabus, patio, gas fp, w/d, gym, u/g secure prkg, $1550 ns np Jan 1st 604-984-8261 2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1450 604-921-4384
1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER
Bach from $845 1 Bdrm from $1105 2 Bdrm from $1425
1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA
2 BR suites available Now. Starting at $1900. Beautifully renovated units with ocean or mountain views, 900sq.ft., hardwood floors & DW. Prestigious building steps from all amenities & Ambleside Beach. Sorry, No Pets. Call 604-922-4724 to view.
195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 BR - $1600 710 sqft plus balcony with an amazing view of the mountains and ocean. Fully renovated with hardwood floors, granite countertops, mirror sliding closet doors, contemporary light fixtures and vertical blinds.
Call 604-922-8815 to view.
2 BR 1 bath, Ambleside, $1535 incls heat, basic cable & prkg, avail now, no pet, 1 yr lease 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322 Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 BR & 2 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287
MOVE IN BONUS AMBLESIDE TOWER
1 BR (Avail Now & Dec 1) & 2 BR (Avail Now & Dec 1), Mnt/ Ocean views, incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms. Walk to beach & shops. Small pet ok. 604-922-8443 PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bach, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s avail now. By appt. 604-921-7800 PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, dw, n/p, n/s avail Dec 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800
Park Royal Towers
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.)
1 BR furnished classy apt, view, E 4th & Lonsdale, own entry, deck, d/w, 1 u/g prkg, Dec 1, $1200, long term, ns np 604-219-0286
A SHORT STAY North Shore & Kitsilano 1 & 2 br + p/house. Renos, families, execs 604-987-2691
935 Marine Drive
Houses - Rent
Central Lonsdale, N Van, 2 BR cozy newly reno’d, new appls, 1 yr lease, $1500/mo, avail Now, ns/ np, 604-925-4340, 604-551-6101
DEEP COVE seaside cottage, 2 br, fp, hardwood, lrg deck , garage ns $2325. 604-929-5191 DUNDRAVE, 3 bdrm, ocean view, own w/d, pets ok, $2950 & utils, nr Rec Centre, bus, school, Avail NOW, call 778-279-1221
GRAND BLVD-EXEC 2 bdrm rancher recent reno’d, 6 app, f/p, h/w flrs, granite cntr top, lrg yrd, fully finished garage w/bath, Inlaw suite/office. $2250 604-779-7974
Dec 15th, Short Term, 2-6mos, $1550-$1650 inclusive, ns/np grandmanor.ca 604-988-6082
STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M
HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites www.lionsgatesuites.com
Houses - Rent
4 BDRM 1.5 bath, $2400 inc util, ns, pet ok w/ restrictions, Lynn Valley 604-728-1782
OFFICE SPACE avail Dundarave prime location, water view, south facing 195 sqft office. Please call: 604-926-1010
Caulfeild View,2000sf open plan, 2BR +den, 1.5 bath, updated, clean, quiet, Dec 1, ns, pet negot. $2700+utils, 604-926-3630
Large, clean, private, furnished room in apt, $595 incls internet, utils, laundry. 604-603-3533
Collectibles & Classics
2 BDRM 1800sf, adult 4-plex, hardwood flrs, patio, nr SeaBus, Dec 1 $1690: Chad 604-328-5545
2 BR, Dundarave, W Van in new home, nr Seawall, shops, ss appls, own w/d, gas fp, alarm, ns np, unfurnished $1800 incl utils or furnished $2200. 604-551-0039 2 BR g/l ste, new, Dundarave, nr amens, granite, inste w/d, priv ent, n/s n/p, $1700. 604-340-4429
2 BDRM, Newly reno’d 5 appl, f/p, lam flrs, patio, backyrd, $1650. Rufus Dr, ns/np. 604-980-6250
2BR near CapU $1600/m 940sf W/D, dshwshr, covered prking, storage, email@example.com
3 BDRM, 3 bath, fp, decks, and more! n/s, nr parks/trails, lease $2600+util Call 604-987-6856
2 BR/3BR Avail. Move-in allowance. 5 appls., 1 bath, variable lease term. NP/NS. Rent starts at $1450/mo. Call, 604-986-0511
Collectibles & Classics
YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE? Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!
Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?
1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654
1987 PONTIAC FIERO auto, collectors plates, 4 cyl, new brakes, garage kept 169km $3100 604-987-0926
1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566
1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516
1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220
1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945
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Collectibles & Classics
1967 AUSTIN Healey BJ8 Mk 3, completely restored. 75K mi, all org. Red Ribbon at All Brit. Field meet. $45,000. 604-987-3993
Duplexes - Rent
2 BR bsmt suite above ground, 1100sf, own wd, fp, Dollarton area, cov’d prkg, ns, $1300, Dec 1st. 604-728-6962
2 BDRM w/ gas fp, laundry 1000sf, in new hm $1500+util, cls to river/trails Dec 1 604-929-4824
1 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495, ensuite bth $595 incl. 604-329-7449
The Pink Palace on the Seawall Indoor/outdoor pools. Fitness centre & billiard room, no smoking 2222 Bellevue Ave. To view: 604-926-0627
1 BR & office, garden lvl, bright S. exp. Sentinel Hill, W Van, ns/np, suit 1, now $1250 incl, 604-925-1250
BRAND NEW Dundarave 1 BR + flex room, 2 full baths, insuite laundry, 912 sq ft garden suite, on bus route, $1400/mth, np ns. 604-926-3478 before 8pm
300SF OFFICE/STUDIO, 2nd flr, quiet bldg, $500/m, incl hst/hydro. 604-986-6682 or 604-250-4328
AMBLESIDE 3 bdrm + den, 3 ba, quiet, view, pet ok, N/s pref. $2850+ut. Dec 1 604-317-1553
1 BR + den, bright garden lvl, Deep Cove area, nr beach, insuite w/d, d/w, shared storage shed, backyard + deck. Immed. $1200 incl heat & hydro 604-929-9348
WEST VAN, Dundarave, Exec home, 3bdrm + den, 3 bath, gas stove, sub zero freezer, h/w flrs, f/p’s, n/pets, $4600 604-922-9772
3 BR Norgate, suits small family, refs, fenced yard, n/pets, ns, $2200. Avail now, 604-272-1938
8 BR, 5 ensuite, new executive, upper Londsdale, 4600sf, 2 F/P, double garage, $4000, 604-716-2256
2BDRM BSMT SUITE Upper Lonsdale, $1,295 includes hydro & hot water, n/s, n/p. (604) 3132160, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
150sf - 600sf Prime Office Space Avail for Lease. Excellent Rates! Call Jeff or Ross 604-980-3003
4 BDRM, 2 baths, rec room, hardwood, SS kitchen West Van, Dec 1, $3300/m. 604-925-1728
3 BR + DEN, contemporary, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas f/p, new reno, nr schools/shops, Seymour area, np ns, Dec 1. $2100. Ref’s 604-220-0595
Spectacular City & Ocean Views! Huge Balconies Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool
9125 1967 DODGE Cornet 500, beautifully restored, $25,500 obo, 604-946-2932, 604-916-9249 1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at www.photobucket.com/69falcon Call 604-307-0201
1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367
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MASSIVE YEAR END CLEARANCE 08 FORD RANGER SPORT
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STK 245121 WAS $19,900
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1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $44,900. Call 604-889-2525
2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538
2002 Nissan Frontier 4x4 auto V6, 4x4, ext. box, 291,000 km $6,500. Call Gord (604)418-5394
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2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
Leather, nav, auto
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2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: email@example.com
1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012
11 MAZDA 3 WAGON
10 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL
STK950770 WAS $20,900
10 NISSAN ALTIMA
Auto, fully loaded Stk 950660.
08 CHEV COBALT
11 BUICK REGAL CXL
STK 950500 WAS $10,900
STK 951300 WAS $28,900
4dr, auto, 4cyl, only 74,000kms
Leather, sunroof, loaded
1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525
1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553
1995 JAGUAR XJR-S, 4 door, luxury sedan. Safe, solid, sensuous, reliable. 21-24mpg, $12,000 Firm. Dr. Nomm 604-924-5442
09 DODGE JOURNEY SE
07 CHEV HHR
Auto, loaded. Stk OR18301
Loaded, only 57,000kms. STK 868022
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1996 CHEVY Silverado 2500, extended cab, bed liner, cloth int, ps pb pw, incls tow kit, exc cond $2500 firm. Don 604-988-0170
09 HYUNDAI ACCENT
V6, auto, loaded. Stk 950230.
4dr, auto, CD, only 44,000kms. Stk 878332
1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 firstname.lastname@example.org
2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136 1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car
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2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: email@example.com 2006 JEEP Commander, drk blue ltd edt, 90000km fully loaded, 18in alloy rims + more, mint cond $18500 778-839-9762 778-859-9937
Sports & Imports
1991 Volvo 740 Turbo air cared, 180K, auto, leather seats, sun roof, some new spare parts $1,400obo msg.604- 987-6573 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583
Sports & Imports
1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $7000. Call 604-518-3166 2001 JEEP Grand Cheroke, silver 250,000 km, new engine, good cond $5000 obo. 604-971-3435 2005 XTERRA 79,000 kms Manual, 4wd, new tires & brakes, exc cond, drk grey, all receipts, detailed, $16,500 604-761-7507
Sports & Imports
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2007 FORD ESCAPE, V6 XLT 4WD 3L, 64k, Exc.Cond. $12,900 obo. Must sell! 604-522-6877
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2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384
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STK 950750 WAS $18,995
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2010-2011 Dodge Ram 1500, 2011-2012 Nissan Maxima 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 7 pass, pwr group, a/c, Stow N Go, Leather, sunroof, C7446 2500 & 3500 Quad Cab SLT 4x4 35,000kms, 7118 $24,999 From $25,999 From $17,999
2011 Suzuki SX4
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2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata GL & GLS
Every option, 4x4, only 25,000kms. Stk 87278
2012 Subaru Forester
2011 Mazda 3 Sport
2010-2011 Mazda 3 Sedan
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Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD
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2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS Grey, only 422kms, alloys, sunroof, pwr group, #DGO11779A. Was $24,995
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2011 Nissan Sentra
Auto, pwr group, a/c, CD
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2007 Hyundai Azera Limited 2dr, silver, only 57,378kms, a/c, pwr group. Black, only 65,617kms, moonroof, leather. St#1172. Was $10,995 St#1179. Was $15,995
2011 Nissan Versa 1.8S Hatchback, Silver, only 45,045kms, pwr group. #1175. Was $14,995
2010 Toyota Corolla CE Beige, only 29,000kms, local, MP3/CD. #1178. Was $ 14,995
2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, dark green, AWD, 4dr, a/c, pwr group. #DUO35143A. Was $22,995
2007 Mazda RX-8 GT Coupe Silver, manual, only 20,932kms, local, leather, pwr group. #1181. Was $17,995
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Sports & Imports
1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557
Sports & Imports
2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357 2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912
2000 AUDI S4 2.7T, 6sp, 4wd. Blk with blk leather int. Upgraded exhaust, turbos & more. 219,000 km $9800 778-229-0283 2000 MAZDA 626 XL, 98,500km, exc cond., auto, 4 cyl, $3500. 1 lady owner, Call 604-980-4918
2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235
2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010
2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051
2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292 2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548
2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister
2008 Honda Civic Coupe, FSBO, black. Well maint. very good cond, 1 owner, 2dr, almost new tires, only 48000 kms. Dealer serviced $12,900. 1 minor accident. (604) 603-1149 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739
2010 BMW 328XI, AWD, loaded, metallic black sapphire with black interior colour, never smoked in, no accidents, auto steptronic $29,900. 604-821-0440, 778-242-5503 Serviced at Brian Jessel BMW
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