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Used car salesman jailed for 1 year Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

A used car salesman who scammed his boss out of $259,000 has been sent to jail for a year by a B.C. Supreme Court judge.

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Sock it to ’em

STEFAN Trifu and Landon Dix of Nood North Vancouver relax in a couple of pairs of red socks. Home and lifestyle retailer Nood has launched its second annual Red Socks Project in conjunction with the Salvation Army. Customers are encouraged to donate $2 towards the purchase of the red socks that will be distributed by the Salvation Army. Last year the Army distributed 10,662 pairs of socks from Nood in Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver. The campaign is on now until Dec. 24. Nood is located at 801 Marine Drive.

Alireza Toraj Zolnasr, 42, was sales manager of the used car lot for Pacific Honda in North Vancouver and lived in the British Properties when he began a convoluted scheme to defraud his employer in 2005. The scam involved creating phony paperwork, including falsifying purchase agreements, while buying and selling used cars from various wholesaler lots. In some cases cheques written by the wholesalers were never deposited with Pacific Honda. In others, Zolnasr sold cars while still recording them as inventory on the car lot. The ruse was only discovered after one of the wholesalers called Pacific Honda and tipped the company off to the fraud. When they checked, bosses found 30 vehicles unaccounted for. Crown counsel Kevin Marks told the judge the breach of trust was a shock to the business owners and See Fraudster page 11

Most council incumbents re-elected Fearnley, Evison lose seats; turnout up in NV, down in WV

Tessa Holloway tholloway@nsnews.com

THE mayoralty races drove voters to the polls in North Vancouver, but West Vancouver saw the lowest turnout in more than 30 years in Saturday’s election. Just 23.7 per cent of eligible voters bothered to cast a ballot for council in West Vancouver, where mayor-elect Michael Smith was

acclaimed without a vote. That was down from 32.56 per cent in 2008 and a high of nearly 56 per cent in 1988. That’s the lowest turnout since the 1980 election, the last for which there are statistics, when all mayor and council spots were filled by acclamation. The number of voters climbed in both the district and city of North Vancouver, however, to 21 per cent in the district and 21.6 per cent in the city. In 2008, those two races recorded 16.5 per cent and 17.6

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - North Shore News - A3

Girlfriend testifies in murder trial

Woman tells judge accused and victim were dealing crack, heroin

Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

AN ex-girlfriend of one of two men accused of killing a drug dealer with a hatchet on Feb. 23, 2009 testified about how he had a fight on the phone with Ronak “Ronny” Wagad, telling him he was going to “get it” in the week before Wagad disappeared. The woman also told the judge about how her thenboyfriend, Charles “Charlie” Anthony Leslie, returned to their apartment one night wearing a different set of clothes than he’d left in, telling her he had just “done somebody.” Alicia Kellogg, 29, testified Monday in the murder trial of Leslie, 31, and Babak “Tony” Najafi-Chaghabouri, 27, of North Vancouver, being heard in B.C. Supreme Court. Leslie and Najafi-Chaghabouri are accused of murdering Wagad, whose body was discovered in the bush near Chilliwack on July 8, 2009. Last month, Justice Barry Davies heard from key witness Travis Winterlik, who was with Leslie and Najafi-Chaghabouri on the day of the murder, although he told the judge he didn’t witness the actual killing taking place. Winterlik told Davies about how Wagad managed to escape from a car trunk and tried to run away before NajafiChaghabouri tackled him and shoved him back into the vehicle. He also described how after the killing, he and Leslie changed

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DISTRICT of West Vancouver work crews deposit boulders along the waterfront off Navvy Jack Point. The district hopes to create a new sub-tidal reef to attract marine wildlife and also to slow waterfront erosion as part of its ongoing foreshore protection project. This work is expected to continue until mid-December. their clothes and burned their old ones in an industrial area near the Fraser River. Later, they went to Wagad’s West End apartment and took drugs and money, he said. On Monday, Kellogg told the judge that Leslie, NajafiChaghabouri and Wagad were all dealing crack and heroin in the months before Wagad disappeared.

Leslie and Wagad were working together, doing shifts on a dial-a-dope drug line, said Kellogg. But Leslie also harboured a secret hatred for Wagad, because he thought one of his exgirlfriends had slept with Wagad while he was in jail, she said. See Victim’s page 11

Former North Van MP Bell tops polls in city From page 1 Michael Evison, who was defeated in this election after serving a single term on West Vancouver council, said he would enjoy semi-retirement but stay involved in local politics, in particular with regards to more housing diversity, the district’s relationship with the Squamish Nation and AmblesideNow. “Personally I’m disappointed,” said Evison, who finished seventh, noting that all the incumbents aside from Bill Soprovich received fewer votes than the three newcomers elected in West Vancouver. “I’m not quite sure what the message is there.” In the City of North Vancouver, Coun. Bob Fearnley was the only incumbent to lose his seat, finishing eighth and ending a fiveelection, 15-year council tenure. “I was a little surprised at my first reaction when I saw I hadn’t made it,” Fearnley said. “I was relieved. I don’t know why, but I felt relieved. “I was getting really fed up with things,” he said. “Of course I wanted to continue contributing, that goes without saying. But I really was getting fed up with all the nonsense and the stuff that goes on with politics. And I was getting rather tired of politicians too.” City Mayor Darrell Mussatto said he was excited to work with two new councillors, former school trustee Linda Buchanan and former district mayor Don Bell, and credited the city’s civic engagement task force with raising voter turnout. “I think that helped increase the turnout, and . . . having a mayor’s race helped as well,” he said.

Unofficial election results District of North Vancouver *incumbents elected in bold Mayor: Richard Walton: * Margie Goodman Councillor: Robin Hicks: * Mike Little: * Doug MacKay-Dunn: * Lisa Muri: * Roger Bassam: * Alan Nixon: *

Votes

%age of vote

9,897 2,241

81.54% 18.46%

7,565 7,401 7,197 7,173 6,034 5,780

12.28% 12.01% 11.68% 11.64% 9.79% 9.38%

Holly Back: John Gilmour: Kevin Macauley: Wendy Qureshi: Austin Park: Howard Dahl:

5,230 4,931 4,259 3,111 1,500 1,426

8.49% 8.00% 6.91% 5.05% 2.43% 2.31%

School trustee: Franci Stratton: * Barry Forward: * Cyndi Gerlach: Mike Mcgraw: Norm Binion: Turnout: 21%

7,420 7,273 7,049 5,954 5,090

22.63% 22.18% 21.50% 18.16% 15.52%

Mayor: Darrell Mussatto * Ron Polly George Pringle Chris J. Nichols Councillor: Don Bell Linda Buchanan Craig Keating * Rod Clark * Pam Bookham Guy Heywood * Cheryl Leia Bob Fearnley Juliana Buitenhuis Amanda Nichol Yashar Khalighi Elizabeth Fodor D.W. (Bill) Duncan Glen Miller Joe Heilman Michael Charrois John Hutchinson

272 250 239

0.8% 0.7% 0.7%

School trustee: Susan Skinner * Lisa Bayne Christie Sacré Chris Dorais Mary Tasi * John Harvey Ian T. Young Turnout: 21.6%

3123 2512 2180 2177 1931 1221 1239

21.7% 17.5% 15.2% 15.1% 13.4% 8.5% 8.6%

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City of North Vancouver *incumbents elected in bold

Ron Sostad Carson Reed Polly Behgam Rabbani

*incumbents elected in bold Votes

%age of vote

5037 758 546 487

73.8% 11.1% 8.0% 7.1%

3901 3790 3642 3106 2986 2792 2626 2397 1885 1723 1454 950 805 779 754 696 379

11.0% 10.7% 10.3% 8.8% 8.4% 7.9% 7.4% 6.8% 5.3% 4.9% 4.1% 2.7% 2.3% 2.2% 2.1% 2.0% 1.1%

Mayor: Michael Smith Councillor: Bill Soprovich: * Mary-Ann Booth: Craig Cameron Nora Gambioli: Trish Panz: * Michael Lewis: * Michael Evison: * Vivian Vaughan: Carolanne Reynolds: Gregg Henderson: David Jones: Max Nikpay: Damian Kettlewell School trustee: Jane Kellett * Carolyn Broady Cindy Dekker * Dave Stevenson * Reema Faris Christine Banham Turnout: 23.73%

Votes

%age of vote

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5,419 5,052 4,883 4,852 3,735 3,012

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - North Shore News - A5

19 Subarus stolen from North Vancouver Tessa Holloway tholloway@nsnews.com

THE RCMP want to know why 19 Subarus have been stolen from the streets of North Vancouver, only to reappear a few days later within a six-block radius of Kingsway and Edmonds in Burnaby.

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No ‘new’ overspending information Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

So far, 19 late-’90s or early-2000 model Subarus have gone missing — the latest overnight on Nov. 16 — and all but the most recent have been found undamaged in Burnaby. Other than that, there’s no apparent connection. “You got to wonder right?” said Corp. Richard De Jong, spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP. “It’s going to be interesting once we do catch this person.” The thefts began in January of this year, but police didn’t notice any pattern until several months later, said De Jong. The only damage to the cars is in the ignition area, stemming directly from the theft, and De Jong said the cars don’t appear to have been used in any other criminal activity, but simply abandoned a few days later. All areas of North Vancouver have seen cars go missing except for the Lonsdale corridor, and so far they haven’t found a connection with stolen cars in other municipalities. De Jong didn’t know why only those model year cars were stolen, but admitted that immobilizers on newer cars, which prevent the car from working without a key in the ignition, may be part of the reason. It’s especially puzzling because Subarus aren’t usually a target of thieves, he added. “The Subaru doesn’t even make the top 10 of the most stolen, so it’s unusual,” De Jong said. “There’s numerous Subarus throughout the North Shore. We have no idea if there’s going to be another targeted vehicle.” De Jong believes someone knows the answers to the riddle, however, and is appealing for help — as well as warning Subaru owners of the possible dangers. Police are also working with Burnaby RCMP and IMPACT, the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team. “I can only imagine someone has some bragging rights out there in terms of the number of Subarus they’ve stolen from the North Shore, and they’re sharing that with somebody.” As of last week, the latest stolen Subaru hadn’t been recovered yet, but at least De Jong said they know where to look. “We’ve already been out there,” he said. “It usually takes a day or so to show up.”

B.C.’S chief electoral officer has said he will not reopen an investigation into allegations of campaign spending irregularities by former solicitor general Kash Heed. Keith Archer, the chief electoral officer, issued a statement Thursday saying he has reviewed requests to reopen the case in light of allegations made last month by Heed’s former campaign manager Barinder Sall and concluded there’s no new information. “Consequently this is no basis for carrying out a further investigation by this office,” said Archer in the statement. Leonard Krog, NDP critic for attorney general, and candidate Gabriel Yu, who ran against Heed in the VancouverFraserview riding in the 2009 election, asked that the case be reopened Oct. 31 after Sall claimed in interviews Heed’s election overspending was closer to $40,000 than the $5,000 Heed had admitted to in court.

Heed was chief constable of the West Vancouver Police Department for 18 months before resigning in March 2009 to enter provincial politics. In September, Heed was fined $11,000 for violating the Elections Act. Heed argued in court that he acted in good faith, relying heavily on campaign staff members such as Sall to file paperwork — including accounting — properly. Last month, Sall was fined $15,000 after pleading guilty to campaign overspending and misleading election investigators. But following his sentencing on Friday, Sall told reporters he didn’t act alone in

any of the political dirty tricks and released emails pointing to Heed’s political ambitions while he was still in charge of the West Vancouver police force. Sall told Province columnist Mike Smyth that while he was police chief, Heed had a special phone with a secret number in his West Vancouver office that he referred to as the “Bat phone” on which he took political calls. Material released in January from an RCMP search warrant application had already pointed to Heed’s active courting of a political run during his tenure as police chief as well as his close relationship with Sall, who was involved in opening doors for Heed to enter the

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T’S all over but the recount — if there is one for the North Vancouver school trustees — and voters plumped for the status quo. That’s comforting news for almost all of the incumbent councillors and trustees across the North Shore. The numbers would seem to imply that voters think their councils are on the right track in terms of balancing density and affordability, taxes and services. At least, the numbers would say that if more voters had actually exercised their democratic right and also endorsed the incumbents. Almost 80 per cent of municipal voters in all three municipalities did nothing — which in political terms translates to unqualified support of what the other 20 per cent said. Way to let someone else think for you. Didn’t your parents ever ask you:

“If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?” If your councilby-default puts highrises you don’t like in Ambleside, Lynn Valley or near the auto mall, whose fault will it be? Like the district, the city vote came up a handful of percentage points from the abysmal low of three years ago. But the modest increase was more than offset by a drop in West Vancouver voting percentage to less than 24 per cent. The lack of a mayoralty race in West Vancouver or contenders in North Vancouver with council experience do not excuse this pathetic turnout. District of North Vancouver council has expressed some interest in looking at the possibility of Internet voting as a way of increasing participation. In the wake of this election, the Union of B.C. Municipalities and Victoria should make this a priority.

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Dear Editor: We are concerned at the direction that Prime Minister Stephen Harper seems intent on taking Canada with his war on crime. The Omnibus Crime Bill approach is a proven failure. Conservative Texans are warning us not to follow a failed fill-theprisons approach to justice, and the Canadian Bar Association, representing 37,000 Canadian legal professionals, has said the bill “would move Canada along a road that has failed in other countries, at great expense.” With regard to mandatory sentences: they backfire. They take precious resources from crime prevention programs and rehabilitation, and turn minor offenders into hardened criminals. The bill will make inequality worse. It’s not tough on crime, it’s tough on Canadians suffering from mental illness, addictions and poverty. It targets youth for harsher punishments, and it will put more aboriginal people in prison. Moreover, the crime bill threatens valuable programs.

Mandatory sentences will clog the justice system and fill prisons, forcing the provinces, who pay for most of our justice system, to raise taxes, increase debt, or cut spending on essential programs like health and education. Across the country, Canadians are speaking out. Prime Minister Harper claims that Canadians support tough-on-crime laws, but tens of thousands of Canadians are publicly demanding their provinces refuse to pay for the crime bill. Quebec and Ontario have already refused to pay for a strategy that has been tried, and failed. We need to make Canada safer, not meaner. To reduce crime we should focus on what’s already working — prevention and rehabilitation — and address the major causes of crime by reducing inequality and supporting people who need help. The Conservatives’ cruel crime bill will do none of this, and ultimately will make us meaner, and less safe. Peter and Hideko Miller West Vancouver

Nov. 11 crowd’s community spirit empowering Dear Editor: I am a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and for the past 17 years have been stationed in North Vancouver. Over the years it has been an honour for my colleagues and I to participate in the Remembrance Day ceremonies. This annual, well attended event truly represents the generous community spirit of North Vancouver. I wish to acknowledge the community’s support and appreciation for our veterans and Canadian military personnel on this memorial day.

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I was humbled by the noticeable show of appreciation the RCMP received as we marched up Lonsdale Avenue. It provided my colleagues and me with the inspiration and encouragement that our efforts to keep this community safe are appreciated. To the veterans and Canadian military personnel, thank you for our freedom and many privileges we enjoy in Canada. Paul Duffy (S/Sgt.) Community Policing Section, North Vancouver Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Keep Low Level plan on track Dear Editor: As a resident of Lower Lonsdale and keen follower of Port Metro Vancouver’s and the city’s movement on the proposed rail expansion project, I think it is time that we all get something straight: the name of this project. In March, when the design phase is completed, a project proposal will be brought forward and presented to the city, its council and the community at large. These design documents will be the blueprint for the expansion of the Port Metro Vancouver rail yard and services. It is not the Low Level Road Project as PMV keeps referring to it. It is the Port Metro Vancouver Rail Expansion Project, and these drawings will prove it. The fact that our Low Level Road impedes PMV’s ability to expand without consultation does not give PMV the right to mislead the public on the design outcome of this project. This is unfair to our community. PMV started this wayward project by initially launching the project as the Low Level Road Improvement Project, but we note the word “improvement” has since been removed from their documentation. A mistake that may have cost them dearly for it certainly set off alarm bells within a five-mile radius of the subject road. Let’s keep it clear and concise for our city and for our future generations, at the end of March when the design drawings and costs of the design are brought forward to city council, it will be for the expansion of Port Metro Vancouver’s rail yard and services, PMVREP. Any fool knows that a section of road the size of our Low Level Road would not cost upwards of $100 million dollars to improve and, no pun intended, the force of a community to keep it on track. Marianne Ketchen, North Vancouver

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - North Shore News - A7

CLBC needs more help than a flashlight

“A wait-list is a misleading term. What we have is that we track people that have requests for service and quite frankly the majority of the people that have requests in for services are receiving (some) services.” Harry Bloy, Minister of Social Development, North Shore News, July 24

IF the confusing words of former minister of social development Harry Bloy do not ring a bell, the subject of Drake Fenton’s North Shore News story will become clear as you read on. But first I have to ask you some questions. For the sake of argument, let’s suppose you agreed to pay a longtime acquaintance $5,000 in advance for three months of child-minding during the summer. What would you do when said acquaintance frequently failed to turn up but spent the money anyway in attempts to disguise that fact. Would your reaction change when you realized people throughout the province had fallen for the same scam? Would you keep silent — or would you come together, contact the authorities and call the miscreants to account? I ask because, on a much larger scale, that is what your provincial government has done to British Columbians not once, but twice — or at least twice that we can prove

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Elizabeth James beyond a reasonable doubt. To date, continuing where Gordon Campbell left off, Premier Christy Clark has refused to seek reimbursement for the $6 million dollars her government used to pay the bills Dave Basi and Bob Virk ran up with their lawyers during the B.C. Rail hearings. Emboldened by that, her government’s October $30million settlement to avert an embarrassing court-case with mining company Boss Power Corp. not only was five times greater, it also had its genesis inside the Campbell regime from which Clark tries in vain to distance herself. If it was an attempt at cover-up, the expensive ruse didn’t work — and the odour lingers on. Unfortunately, after more than a decade of CampbellClark BC Liberals, “stink” has become the word du jour in references to our provincial government, and nothing stinks more strongly than the distressing and expensive fiasco at Community Living B.C. When I saw CLBC board chairwoman Denise Turner tell media cameras the dismissal of former CEO Rick Mowles had

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Services. Relevant here is the irony that, a day earlier, the province announced $6 million in new, one-time funding for CLBC. Whether or not that was a pre-emptive strike against anticipated criticism from Dadson, and whether or not “adults” is a misnomer, her report shows that for the price of Basi-Virk legal fees we could have supported “123 adults with developmental disabilities for one year, based on CLBC’s average of ($48,883) in annual per person costs.” Worse still, the $30 million cover-up of ministry transgressions on the Boss Power file could have supported those same 123 adults for another five years. Most odorous of all is that Mowles��� $345,000 severance package, said to be equivalent to 18 months’

salary, plus an unknown amount in contractual benefits and pension contributions, could have provided a year of support services for another seven or eight CLBC clients. Denise Turner chairs an 11-member board of directors, most of whom appear to be heavy on financial expertise and light on compassion or any true understanding of the social services required for our developmentally challenged citizens. For his part, Mowles was CEO of a 10-member senior management team to which is added a provincially mandated advisory committee of around 19 representatives and staff from communities throughout British Columbia. So what now? In view of the mess at CLBC, should we ask what Mowles was doing for more

than $19,000 a month — or was he, like the 30-milliondollar man, scapegoated by orders from above? On Friday, Bloy’s successor, Stephanie Cadieux, held a press conference following release of the CLBC report. Flanked by interim CEO Doug Wollard and a suddenly-tightlipped Turner, Cadieux agreed the agency had “lost its way.” Lost its way!? As an all-party standing ovation confirmed in the legislature, the newlyreappointed Turpel-Lafond would understand the definition of wait-lists and does not need a flashlight to provide developmentally disabled British Columbians and their families with appropriate and compassionate care. How about we insist she be given the job? rimco@shaw.ca

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City council pledges $5K for Metro survey

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MIKE Harcourt, former mayor of Vancouver and former B.C. premier, came to City of North Vancouver council Nov.

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The Urban Futures project conducted its first survey in 1973, and again in 1990, said Harcourt, joined by CEO Colleen Hardwick and former

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The information gathered is the opinions of residents about what changes or directions they would like to see in the area over the coming two decades. “The technology and techniques were pretty straightforward — you talk to people, which you did in those

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social media. After their location is verified, they answer surveys, polls, and can use discussion forums. The questionnaires take about 22 minutes to complete. Although the self-selection is something of a concern for statisticians, Hardwick said she believes a far bigger sample size than previous editions will overcome that. Council unanimously approved a $5,000 contribution and urged other North Shore municipalities to follow suit.

Don’t make it easy for thieves WEST Vancouver police are hoping thieves walk away with no presents this Christmas, not even coal.

Between Nov. 10 and Nov 14, police received three reports of theft from autos and one report of a theft from a purse. All of the incidents were described as “crimes of opportunity” and preventable. In two incidents, purses were stolen out of vehicles, one of which wasn’t locked. The third saw a global positioning system stolen. In the fourth, the purse was stolen from a coffee shop patron who was sitting next to the bag at the time. Police are warning shoppers to be extra careful with holiday purchases in December and to keep purses and wallets with them at all times and not place them on a chair or in a shopping cart. Shoppers should also avoid carrying cash and make photocopies of all credit cards and record serial numbers, makes and models of personal property. To prevent theft from cars, drivers should ensure they lock their vehicle, don’t leave valuables inside, including in the trunk. Parking in a well-lit area, as well as using a vehicle alarm or anti-theft device can also discourage thieves. — Tessa Holloway

Grinders raise $130K for kids GROUSE Grind hikers raised more than $130,000 this year for B.C. Children’s Hospital.

Participants in the Grind For Kids fundraiser took pledges for completing the hike, with a total of 8,000 trips up the mountain being logged this summer, bringing the twoyear total of the program to more than $300,000 raised. Seventy-year-old Terry Byrne led the way with 352 hikes on the Grouse Grind this year — twice a day, seven days a week — but he said it wasn’t hard to find the motivation. “I take part in Grind For Kids in the hope my humble efforts will someday inspire children, when they are healed, to hike in the forest, to hear the myriad of sounds that can be soothing to the soul,” he said. — Tessa Holloway

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Fraudster still owes Pacific Honda $77,000 From page 1 other employees. Zolnasr’s defence lawyer Michael Tammen said Zolnasr only resorted to the fraud because he was under tremendous pressure to “move stock” on the used car lot and found himself unable to sell the cars at a profit. If he hadn’t inflated the figures, he would probably have been fired, said Tammen. “There’s a real pressure on a used car salesman to move those cars.” He asked the judge for a conditional sentence order, saying Zolnasr was more likely to pay back the money he owed if he could continue working. In handing down the jail sentence, however, Justice Peter Wilcock said he had to take into account the deliberate nature of the fraud. “It involved much deceit, was complicated and difficult to investigate.” The judge noted that although Zolnasr was fired from his job at Pacific Honda, he did go back to work at other used car businesses, most recently running his own oneman outfit. In addition to the jail sentence, the judge ordered Zolnasr to pay back $77,000 to Pacific Honda — the amount he still owes under a civil agreement with the company.

NVSD recount possible THERE’S the potential for a recount in the City of North Vancouver school trustee elections. Chris Dorais finished just three votes behind Christie Sacré in the election this year, with 2,177 votes to 2,180.

There is no automatic recount municipally as is often the case in provincial and federal elections, mainly because the ballots are counted by machine and thought to be highly accurate, according to city clerk Robyn Anderson. But Dorais has the option to request a recount if he

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11th annual Treasure Chest of Hope

Dennis and Gail Gatehouse enjoy the festivities.

City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto, Michelle Jancowich and Herschel and Marguerite Hardin share a laugh. Members of the Soroptimist International of North and West Vancouver presented the 11th annual Treasure Chest of Hope at West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Country Club Nov. 5. The event featured dinner and dancing and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will support the North Shore Youth Safe House, the North Shore Schizophrenia Society and other Soroptimist projects on the North Shore.

District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton, Celeste Pelc, Dorothy Walter and Ken Baxter show their support.

Hollyburn Family Services’ Nanette Taylor, Paul Butler and Janet Westcott have a chat.

Liz Watt, Fred Lee, Kathryn Gretsinger and Veronica Loat team up for a photo.

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North Shore Schizophrenia Society’s Cheryl Olney, Byron Giraud, Cheryl Zipper and Jessica Lilley flash their smiles.

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DIG DEEP Todd Major gets his roses ready for winter. page 18

YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to HOME & GARDEN

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Barb Lunter EVERY once in a while something special emerges on the North Shore. This may be of interest to you if you are in the redecorating mode or perhaps in search of that perfect piece of furniture to complete your room. Partners Pierre Renaud and Faramarz Farrokhi shared a common dream of one day opening their own woodworking shop. This dream was finally realized in 2006 when they opened their custom woodworking business here in North Vancouver on West 14th Street. “Listen, design and build” became the mission statement for their small business and today that remains the building block on which they base their business plan. The design duo came to realize that there were too many unsatisfied customers out in the field today that were frustrated with the process of custom woodworking. For Renaud and Farrokhi, the process should be as simple as designing exactly what the customer wants: transforming what is a dream in one’s mind into a concrete plan in hand. For Renaud, inspiration came early from many sources including science and technology and building model airplanes. After completing two years of graphic design at Cégep du

Vieux Montreal, Renaud went on to complete a three-year program in furniture making at l’Ecole du Meuble de Montreal. From there he honed his skills creating opera sets and museum displays. Farrokhi began his career early in life working with his father on their mutual woodworking hobbies and eventually starting his own company in Iran. Upon arriving in Canada he spent two years studying cabinetry and at Emery College. Farrokhi and Renaud knew they shared a common passion and made a commitment to build highquality, well-built furniture and millwork. All one has to see are a few examples of what this team has created for extremely satisfied clients to understand their passion for high-quality furniture. What sets Topnotch apart from other woodworking operations is their ability to really listen to the client’s needs. They specialize in giving life to everything from professionally drawn designs or just simple sketches and their shop hosts the latest in technological equipment, which allows them to build to the most precise specifications in the industry. Offering a one-stop shopping experience, the onsite, custom-built products built in the shop range widely in terms of style, material and price from concept to installation. Beautifully built bedside tables, kitchen cabinets and custom built-ins are just a few examples of past projects this duo has created. Their reputation is one of impeccable attention to detail and a high standard of business ethics. Topnotch Woodworking is located at 1143 West 14th St., North Vancouver. For more information check out www. topnotchwoodworking.ca. lunter@shaw.ca

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HOME green guide

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EDWARD Tahmazian removes garbage from the side of Indian River Drive. Tahmazian says garbage falling off of trucks headed for the transfer station is ruining a pristine part of North Vancouver. The Calgary resident who regularly visits the area has staged a number of cleanups with his grandson over the years.

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IT was my final project review in second-year architecture at McGill University and a guest critic commented on my nice use of parallax in my project. It’s always an uncomfortable moment

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when you’ve done something you had no intention of doing but, because it was evidently a good thing, I accepted the praise, feigned an understanding of the word and quickly directed the topic to something else. I went home that evening and looked up the definition of the word so the next time I employed parallax I knew I was doing it. Parallax is defined as “an apparent change in the position of an object resulting from a change in position of the observer.” Imagine sitting on a moving train and how objects in the foreground move across your field of vision much faster than those in the background, with distant mountains appearing

stationary while utility poles clip by in a blur. The relative movement of these disparate visual elements created by the movement of you on the train is parallax. Parallax is an interesting occurrence that may seem a little esoteric at first — in an architectural sense anyhow — but is a dynamic in design that if correctly used can bring a space to life. Older homes with lots of enclosed rooms connected by corridors don’t afford the observer much, if any, sense of parallax. Views are confined and opportunities are few. But in more open layouts where enclosing walls have been removed (partly or completely), where columns, stairs or millwork begin to

define living spaces, one will find that parallax becomes a discernible component of the design. Various elements within the plan will move relative to one another and their backgrounds, creating a sense of movement within the space. Frank Lloyd Wright intuitively understood the dynamic nature of parallax and enhanced its quality by incorporating a hexagonal grid in the layout of a number of his homes. The oblique angles of the walls and components provided wonderful opportunities for diagonal views through the homes and increased the sense of movement between elements. The concept of a diagonal view is important when

Kevin Vallely is a residential designer in North Vancouver. For more information, visit his website at www.vallely.ca.

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Todd Major THE snow on the mountains and frost at night means it’s time to get your roses ready for winter hibernation and it’s not hard to do if you apply some focus and follow a few simple tips. Keep in mind that our mild West Coast climate means that almost all roses grown in our region are hardy for our climate, so there is no big rush to get them ready nor is there any real concern that our roses will freeze and die over the winter, not including roses that have poor health to begin with. The first thing I

branches alone until spring. The next step in preparing your roses for winter is to remove all leaves from the plant and the soil. To prepare roses successfully for winter it’s important to remember that roses are one of the most pest- and disease-prone plants grown in our region and therefore to prevent disease infestation next spring you must prepare your roses well this winter. Rose leaves can be picked off by hand, which is necessary in most instances, or blown off with a blower. The purpose of removing all of the leaves is to remove disease spores that overwinter on the leaves. Leaf removal requires a meticulous effort to pick off and remove every single leaf, green or not, from the plant and the soil below the rose. By removing leaves infected with rose rust, powdery mildew and black spot, the amount of diseasecausing spores available to reinfect the rose next spring is dramatically reduced or eliminated completely, so your roses start spring growth clean. Most home composters do not generate enough heat

recommend to prepare your roses for winter is to lightly prune them back by no more than one third of their total height. This light winter pruning of roses prevents wind-rocking and snow damage and also removes some of the rose’s leaves, which is the next step in the process. Remember that when you cut your roses back, prune a quarter inch above a bud using a square cut and please, no sloping or angled cuts. I have spoken previously about making angled versus square cuts when pruning and the reality is that angled cuts do not prevent winter damage or stop the rain from sitting on the end of the stem, nor do the angled cuts look visually appealing. Cutting back roses by one third of their total height is recommended for all roses except miniatures, groundcover roses and dwarf shrub roses. All other roses, including climbing roses, should be pruned in the recommend manner. For climbing roses, prune back only the current year’s extension growth by one third, meaning those long new shoots jutting out into the air. Leave the structural

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EACH year, snow geese like this pair pass over the North Shore, travelling from their wintering grounds in the Fraser River delta to their breeding grounds on Wrangle Island, Russia.

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October saw the last of our summering neo-tropical species like vireos, warblers, tanagers and orioles leave the North Shore, or pass through on migration. Waterfowl arrive on the North Shore from distant places; some, like the longtailed duck, breed as far away as the Arctic. Snow geese, which winter on the Fraser Delta, pass over the North Shore from breeding grounds on Wrangle Island, Russia. Once in a while a few have dropped in to visit with us at Ambleside Park or Maplewood Consecration Area. Other wintering geese to watch for include whitefronted and cackling. The cackling goose was created by scientists splitting the Canada goose into two species, with the smaller darker races of the Canada called the cackler. Ducks divide themselves neatly into the “divers” and “dabblers.” Dabblers include the familiar mallard, along with the green-winged teal, northern pintail, and American wigeon. Birders are always on the lookout for rarities like the Eurasian wigeon and the Europeans race of the greenwinged teal (Common teal in Europe). Excellent spots of the North Shore to view dabbling ducks are Ambleside Park (including the pond) and Maplewood Conservation Area’s tidal flats and the west pond. Check here too for the resident rainbow-coloured wood duck. Divers, another major group of ducks, are usually

found in deeper water, including scoters, (three species), goldeneyes (two species), and mergansers (three species). Quiet ponds like Maplewood’s are places to look for the gorgeous hooded merganser, as well as the lesser scaup and ringnecked duck. The wonderful harlequin duck breeds on fast flowing mountain streams and winters in marine habitats like off Maplewood’s salt marsh where they feed on invertebrates like small crabs. November is a good month to watch for raptors like Cooper’s hawk, goshawk, red-tailed hawk, roughlegged hawk, and peregrine falcon (good recent sightings at Maplewood). Small birds to watch for include evening grosbeak, purple finch, and goldencrowned sparrow. A rare but apparently regular North Shore wintering bird is the whitethroated sparrow. It is usually seen with crowned sparrows, especially at bird feeders. And there was a wonderful report of western meadowlarks at Ambleside Park — a bird usually associated with grassy meadows. Al Grass is a naturalist with Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia, which sponsors free walks at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area on the second Saturday of every month. Meet at 10 a.m. at Maplewood Flats, 2645 Dollarton Highway (two kilometres east of the Iron Workers Second Narrows Memorial Crossing). Walks go rain or shine. Website: www. wildbirdtrust.org.

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Just jewels JEWELRY makers Martin Vseticka (left), Madeleine Chisholm and Vanessa Cunningham show off a few of the items available at the Just Jewels art show and sale. Featuring more than a dozen local artists’ work, the show runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this coming Saturday, Nov. 26, in the community room at Lynn Valley Village, next to the library.

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chemical fungicide because in our rainy climate, all rose fungicides are washed off the rose stems before they can do any good. And chemicals that wash off are leached into ground water and ultimately the ocean, creating dead zones and killing other life. If you follow the three simple rose winterization

tasks of prune lightly, pick off all leaves and mulch the soil, then you have done all that is needed to prepare your roses for winter. Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist, garden designer, writer, consultant and organic advocate. For advice, contact him at stmajor@shaw.ca.

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Community supports family Parenting Today Kathy Lynn

FIVE years ago, Caleb Macey was diagnosed with cancer.

His mother, Colleen, said that she had heard another oncology parent say, “You never get past your kid having cancer. You just get through it.” And on this, the fifth anniversary, she says this is absolutely true. Fortunately for the Macey family, Caleb is now a healthy, active child. When I spoke to Colleen she admitted that she can still tear up when she remembers that time in their life. And as she spoke, I found myself close to tears. What is it like to have a sick child? We have heard that when you get a personal cancer

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to accept it. They required the help to get through this time. She acknowledged that she was surprised by who stepped up to the plate and who didn’t. She said that the folks you expect you can count on sometimes let you down. In her case, the school and community rallied. At the time Caleb was eight years old, his sister Abby was six and young Gabe was a one-year-old. It was the school and community that really played a major role in Abby’s life. Parents from Abby’s school co-ordinated lunches so that

diagnosis it is devastating and the literature suggests that after the word “cancer,” you hear nothing. Colleen says that when it’s your child who is diagnosed you are shaken to your deepest core and you never totally get over it. One of the great challenges was accepting help. “You go from being a family that is surviving on their own like everyone else to becoming a family in need.” The help is heartwarming, she said, but also requires a real shift to seeing yourself as someone who needs the help and learning to accept it. People brought food and money and they needed

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Nativity Exhibit: Highlands United Church will have over 100 nativity scenes including traditional, contemporary, handmade and one-of-a-kind sets on display Nov. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. In addition to the exhibit there will be carolers, mulled cider, a children’s activity centre, seasonal craft fair, wreath making workshops, a Christmas cafe and kids-only shop. Donation proceeds from the event will got to Aunt Leah’s Place, which helps kids in foster care and teen mums. Candy-Land Christmas: Celebrate Santa’s arrival at Capilano Mall, North Vancouver Saturday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be face painting, balloon twisting, gingerbread men cookie decorating, candy crafts, a Play-Doh station, musical guests and performances by Pro Arte Centre’s sugar plum fairies.

Christmas Bazaar: Kiwanis Care Center will hold a sale of baking, crafts, gift items and poinsettias Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m.2 p.m. at 2444 Burr Pl., North Vancouver. There will also be a silent auction. All money raised goes directly to fund resident programs, events and equipment. Deck the Walls: 18 local artists will hold an original fine art exhibit and sale Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 195 Studios, 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. There will be refreshments, cookies, live music and door prizes. Info: www.195studios.ca. Dundarave Festival of Lights: This annual event will start at noon on Saturday, Nov. 26 with a Christmas fair and the official tree lighting at dusk. View a forest of decorated trees at Dundarave Beach in West Vancouver and make donations to support Lookout Emergency Aid Society’s See more page 29

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A stitch in time KIWANIS Care Centre’s “KCC Knitter Bugs” will be selling their creations at this weekend’s Christmas Bazaar, taking place Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2444 Burr Place, North Vancouver. Also for sale at the bazaar: baking, crafts, gift items and poinsettias; as well as a silent auction. Money raised will fund resident programs, events and equipment.

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From page 29 up freshly shucked oysters, canapés and unique desserts. Wine expert Kurtis Kolt will have wines from Park Royal’s Liberty Wine Merchants to help enjoy holiday cheer. Tickets are $69 and available at 604-926-3332. Starry Nights: Park Royal’s annual holiday shopping night will take place Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7:30-11 p.m. in the south mall. There will be entertainment, food, prizes and surprises. Tickets are $10 each or $15 for both nights and are available at guest services. Winter Gift Gallery: The Seymour Art Gallery will be selling a selection of holiday gifts by local artists from Nov. 29 to Jan. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Opening reception: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7-9 p.m. Info: 604924-1378 or www.seymourartgallery.com. How to Make and Keep a Meaningful New Year’s Resolution: A free lecture

about discovering ten proven approaches to make and keep resolutions Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Magical Family Fun: Mollie Nye House will hold their annual Bright Christmas event Thursday, Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. at 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. There will be a lantern parade, stortytime, craft activities, balloon twisting, carol singing and much more, including a visit from a very special guest. Info: Gillian, 604-987-5820 or www.mollienye.com. Holiday Bash: SOS Children’s Village will hold their annual fundraising party Thursday, Dec. 1, 7-10 p.m. at Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver. The evening will include wine, appetizers and music. Admission: $35. Tickets: www.sosbc. org. Canyon Lights: View hundreds of thousands of lights

■ Cottages to Community, by Francis Mansbridge.

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THE story behind the District of West Vancouver is a fascinating tale of a community’s evolution. From an undeveloped section of shoreline it grew into the home for some of the most expensive real estate in the entire country. The lack of industrial development allowed West Vancouver to grow in its own way; unfettered by the need for a business base, it became a place for people to live and not work. Originally, access was extremely limited, with boat and horseback being the preferred travel methods. Later on, a few limited logging operations resulted in the start

throughout the park, across the bridge and treetops adventure at Capilano Suspension Bridge, 3735 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver from Dec. 2 to Jan. 1, 5-9 p.m. (except Christmas day). There will also be gingerbread cookie decorat-

of some additional roads. The restricted access didn’t deter some and gradually homesteads appeared. Author Francis Mansbridge, along with photo editor John Muir, have done an excellent job at telling the story of this unique community, but not without help. The West Vancouver Historical Society, led by past president Jim Carter, worked tirelessly on this project; their dedication has been rewarded by a job well done.

ing and sing-along carols with a Christmas band. Admission: $50 for a family (two adults, two children), $25 for adults and $5 for children ages six-12. Proceeds from admission will be donated to the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn

Starting with Ambleside — the eastern edge of the municipality — the various smaller communities are all individually recognized. Through an outstanding collection of archival photographs and historical anecdotes, we get a sense of each area’s flavour. The examination moves steadily westward all the way to the end of the road at Horseshoe Bay. Along with the beautifully reproduced photographs are a collection of paintings from some of West Vancouver’s most prestigious artists, such as Gordon Smith, Fred Varley and B.C. Binning. Mansbridge gives recognition to the First Nations with the opening chapter looking at their history. There is even an excellent addition at the end of the book that provides the source of many of the well-known place names in West Vancouver. This book is a perfect gift for anyone who lives in and loves this unique community.

Fund. Info: www.capbridge. com or 604-985-7474. Christmas Craft Fair: Ross Road elementary will hold a fair Friday, Dec. 2, 5-8 p.m. at 2875 Bushnell Pl., North Vancouver. There will be live

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Sparkle and shine for holiday 2011 Deana Lancaster dlancaster@nsnews.com

IT’S all about elegant sparkle for holiday 2011, says decorating and style expert Allison AndrewHarris. “I love Christmas,” says the co-owner of Country Furniture and its new contemporary counterpart in North Vancouver, The Other Room. “But let’s face it, it can be a little . . . much.” Rather than let it look like a red and green confetti cannon exploded in your living room, Andrew-Harris recommends the cool, organic look of foiled bark candleholders, glittered ornaments and nature-themed decorations, like owls and birds. “It adds sparkle in a classy way,” she says, as she points out some of the store’s bestsellers. Among them, gorgeous frosted tree votive candle holders that reflect the flickering flame and small pillar candles wrapped in bark; Reallite battery-powered wax candles, which have the appearance of the real thing without the fire risk (plus they last forever); for those who love the smells of the season, the Thymes Frasier Fir collection of candles and cleaners; felt-dressed ornaments and others made of New Zealand wool.

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WHITE Reindeer earthenware by Vietri, handmade in Tuscany (left), is perfect for holiday entertaining, $18$138. Above left, 12 Days of Christmas crackers are $27.95 for 12; above right, birch star candleholders are $9.95.

ALLISON Andrew-Harris, top left, has lots of ideas for pretty and polished home decor this holiday season. Frosted tree candleholders come in pillar and votive sizes, and make a perfect focal point for your Christmas table centrepiece. Above, Chandler hand-hooked pillows come in square and rectangular shapes, $119.

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IT’S hard to ask your dogs what they want for Christmas, but local trainer Jo Carroll says training beats treats. She sees Christmas time as an opportunity — a time when families are spending more time away from work and school, and have more time to teach a new pup. “In a dog’s eyes it’s much better to have pack order and clear boundaries set in a kind, fair way than reindeer ears and a treat-filled stocking,” says Carroll, originally from the UK, who specializes in treating dogs with behavioural issues at her West Vancouver-based dog training company, Dogsbgood. But there are also hazards through Christmas, especially for new puppies. “All dogs are inquisitive but puppies are like children,” says Carroll. “And when you’ve got your Christmas decorations up, that might lead to chewing and chewing might lead to pulling over the Christmas tree.” Not to mention the presents under See Practise page 33

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■ Woof I Love Dogs. Published by Chronicle Books, $16.95. Representing a wide range of breeds, the dogs in this book share a common trait: they are hams for the camera. From the cutest puppies to the enormous Great Dane, each one of them shows off their personality in the photographs. It doesn’t hurt, either, when behind the lens are four outstanding photographers with a shared love of animals. Elliott Erwitt, Rachael Hale McKenna, Catherine Ledner and Gandee Vasan all contribute to this collection. Complimenting the images are a selection of quotations that offer a nice interpretation of dogs and their roles. ■ Meow I Love Cats, published by Chronicle Books, $16.95. Serene in their indifference, confident in superiority, and assured of your devotion, cats hold a special place in the home. Felines of all shapes and sizes are beautifully photographed

in play and repose by photographers Rachael Hale McKenna, Catherine Ledner and Gandee Vasan. Whether they are relaxing on a sofa or investigating a hole in the wall, these cats are all elegance, even while sleeping. This collection of photographs will delight any cat lover and perhaps some dog lovers as well.

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anxious, that might be a difficult transition. Carroll says you can plan a backup by giving a favourite treat and putting him or her in the bedroom. Once they’re used to that, they can easily take a time out if they get overwhelmed while relatives are over for dinner. “You have to do it slowly. Don’t just put it in that one day because it will take it as punishment,” she says. Trouble can also happen when you’re back at work and the dog is used to daily company. It’s not a bad idea to give the

dog some alone time over the holidays so it doesn’t get too accustomed to you, she says. It’s also important not to let the training slip, and in fact, with people home she says you can do a lot more. Take a few extra walks to help shed the extra holiday pounds, and get the kids to help practise commands while they’re at home, she says. The commands “leave it” and “take it” will be particularly useful over the holidays. That doesn’t mean you can’t also indulge in a few treats, just keep it healthy, she says. There is special dog-friendly chocolate available, and a few carrots or pieces of meat, off the bone and without the skin, won’t do any harm.

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WINDSOR secondary student Nicholas Walsh has been selected for the 2012 American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.

According to a written statement, he will be a part of the Honors Orchestra as a trombone player. Walsh will join other performers from North America and select international schools for a special performance at the famed New York City venue. The series is intended to showcase accomplished individual high school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform on the Carnegie Hall stage. Walsh began piano lessons in Grade 2 and took up the trombone in Grade 5 in the Seymour Heights elementary band. He’s currently in two bands and two choirs at Windsor and has been a member of the Housetop Quintet jazz ensemble for the last year and a half. He plays four instruments and sings. He performed the role of Mr. Mushnik in Windsor’s production of the musical Little Shop of Horrors last year. Walsh is thrilled about the opportunity and grateful to all of the great music teachers he’s had over the years, including Anne Frame, his piano teacher, Kostas Romeliotis, his Seymour Heights band teacher, Brad Muirhead, his trombone teacher, and Deep Cove Music’s Tyler Pearson, his guitar teacher. Most of all, he is thankful to Risa McDonell and Adam Kozak, his music teachers at Windsor, who nominated him for the Honors Orchestra. Finalists will come together for five days in New York City with the Feb. 12, 2012 performance open to the public. Send details for Noteworthy Neighbours to emcphee@nsnews.com.

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While good causes are everywhere, there are some excellent organizations based right here on the North Shore doing great work. The latest in our “Connect” series is especially close to my heart as I have had the privilege of working with most if not all of the organizations and individuals that are presented in this special section. Most of us will acknowledge that giving is a personal choice; what we hope to do in the following pages is to introduce you to the causes; their priorities and some of their successes – I can share from first hand experience that each provides dedicated and much needed support. My hope is that this will help you and your family select a cause that resonates with you and encourage you to offer your assistance, participation and – if you are able – a donation. By supporting each other we can help keep the North Shore the greatest place in the world to live. Director, Sales and Marketing

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Family Services Of The North Shore 101 - 255 WEST 1ST STREET, NORTH VANCOUVER

Our focus

Family Services of the North Shore is an accredited, notfor-profit, community based organization that for 60 years has provided education, support and counselling to heal and connect the North Shore community. The agency serves three municipalities: the City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver and the District of West Vancouver, as well as the Village of Lions Bay and Bowen Island. We also lead the provincial work in the prevention of eating disorders.

Our people

60 staff and professionals + 289 volunteers + 2,214 donors = 6,500 people served in the community.

Testimonial

“I am always moved by a community of individuals who give so generously to people they’ve never met.” — a Family Services of the North Shore client.

contact us telephone 604 988 5281 email family@familyservices.bc.ca internet www.familyservices.bc.ca

Our work in the community Counselling — Individual, child, couple, and family counselling that supports family members who are going through divorce, separation, conflict, grief and other life-changing events. Safer Places for Youth and Children — A prevention program that keeps children and youth safe from sexual abuse, sexual assault, social exclusion and bullying. Stopping the Violence — Counselling for women who have experienced relationship abuse, sexual assault and/or physical, emotional or sexual abuse as a child. I hope family centre — A play-based program that helps parents and children connect in healthy and secure ways. Jessie’s Legacy — An eating-disorder prevention program for children and parents. Christmas Bureau — A program to ensure that everyone enjoys a healthy meal on Christmas morning.

Upcoming events The 2nd annual Family Services of the North Shore Christmas Bureau Toy Drive will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at the Northshore Auto Mall. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your unwrapped toys to Pacific Honda and share a treat and cup of hot cocoa courtesy of Louis Gervais Fine Foods and Catering. For more information call the Christmas Bureau office at 604984-9627 or e-mail Christmas@familyservices.bc.ca.

How you can get involved

The Gordon And Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists 810 WEST 21ST ST., NORTH VANCOUVER

Our focus

The Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists invests in the legacy of art. This legacy will become even more visible and accessible when we proudly open our new Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art in the fall of 2012 at 2121 Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver. As the only gallery in Canada dedicated solely to young audiences, it will be a defining, enriching and enduring part of our community.

Our people

The Smith foundation is comprised of a dynamic board of 11 committed directors who are community leaders with a background in education, art and legacy building. Through the support of artists such as Gordon Smith, the stories and insights of one generation are shared with the next.

Show us you care. Your generous gifts of time and money ensure that Family Services of the North Shore is able to serve the most vulnerable in our community. As an agency we strive to meet the needs of our community. We collaborate to ensure cost-effective use of our resources and we partner to ensure the best possible service for our clients. It is your strong support of our work that enables us to serve the community.

Core values Integrity: Our word is our bond. We act fairly, responsibly and consistently. Respect: We honour people, their differences and similarities. We act with compassion and openness towards others. Community: We work as a community to serve our community. To us community is about creating healthy environments that allow us to achieve balance in all aspects of our lives. Growth: We are committed to expanding our knowledge and wisdom. We are creative in ensuring our approaches meet the ever-changing needs of the people we serve.

Our work in the community We believe art changes lives, builds communities and touches souls, so we proudly support Artists for Kids. Their programs enrich the ability of our students to learn firsthand from those who have come before them. To continue our support of this work, we have embarked on an endowment campaign to raise $5 million to ensure the ongoing viability of Artists for Kids and to allow more children to discover their visual voice and be influenced by great Canadian art.

Testimonial “The programs that Artists for Kids offer enrich the lives of our youth. We reached 5,000 young people last year, and it’s through the work and support of the Smith Foundation that we’re able to provide such an exceptional quality of programs and education to our future artists and leaders. Thank you.” — AFK Director Yolande Martinello.

Events The Smith Foundation has been producing stellar community exhibitions for Artists for Kids in recent years. Our “Penhall’s Studio” show last spring brought the community face to face with one of the North Shore’s most endearing artists — Ross Penhall. Beginning in 2013 the Smith Foundation will produce an annual summer exhibition in the new Gordon Smith Gallery where we look forward to introducing the community to the acclaimed Artists for Kids Collection of Canadian Art. Each June we host a fundraising luncheon with Gordon Smith. At this entertaining and anticipated event, guests are invited to bid on items donated by Vancouver’s most prominent artists in silent and live auctions. Please visit our website for more information on how you can join us this June.

How you can get involved

contact us telephone 604 903 3796 email info@smithfoundation.ca internet www.smithfoundation.ca

Imagine walking through the doors of the Gordon Smith Gallery next fall, holding the hand of your child or grandchild. They look up at you in wonder as the space, filled with vibrant art, draws them in. Perhaps it’s the first time they’ve been to a gallery. Certainly it’s the first time they will have entered a gallery in our country solely dedicated to the young people of our community. This sense of delight that will be in their eyes is only possible through the support of people like you, who value art and art education. By making a donation to the Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation, a registered charitable organization, you too become part of our cultural legacy. And for that we thank you.

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Harvest Project

Lions Gate Hospital Foundation

1073 ROOSEVELT CRESCENT, NORTH VANCOUVER

231 EAST 15TH STREET, NORTH VANCOUVER

Gary Ansell, Executive Director

Our focus

“Extending a hand up — not a hand out” is the motto at Harvest Project, where we assist people who are experiencing challenging life circumstances. We channel community resources to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to clients so they can overcome challenges and move toward self-sufficiency.

Our people

Harvest Project is a collection of more than 130 volunteers who bring valuable time, effort and expertise to client care, fundraising, warehousing and food recovery and distribution. Business leaders, computer experts, cooks, counselors, truck drivers, retirees and students work together along with a small staff and our board to serve more than 500 North Shore clients.

Facts

This past year, Harvest Project provided 3,400 coaching and drop-in sessions, 9,000 food hampers and emergency bags and 10,000 clothing items. 14,000 volunteer-hours were contributed. We’ve moved to a flexible, more cost-effective facility.

contact us telephone 604 983 9488 email administration@harvestproject.org internet www.harvestproject.org

Our work in the community Despite the North Shore being home to some of the wealthiest communities in Canada, critical financial and family needs are often overlooked and services can be scarce for those who find themselves in desperate times. Clients are often single parents, newer residents or immigrants or individuals dealing with chronic health issues. On the North Shore, several thousand people spend more than fifty per cent of their incomes on housing, and many are forced to go without food, medicine or dental care just to remain in their apartments or homes. Most are only an unexpected bill, illness, family crisis or job loss away from being forced into the street.

A recent story Our client care workers provided counseling and groceries to a single parent who works two part-time jobs while attending university. We’re helping the family learn how to stand on its own feet. Her aim is to now return the favour and help out Harvest Project — in turn, giving back as she has received.

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Our Focus

For 25 years, Lions Gate Hospital Foundation has been raising funds to support the highest level of health care on the North Shore by purchasing medical equipment and technology, renovating patientcare areas and supporting staff education and research.

Our People

We have more than 10,000 individuals and organizations that support the Foundation through annual donations. A further 100 volunteers serve on committees and assist at various events. The Foundation board is made up of 20 North Shore residents, business and community leaders. There is a dynamic team of seven full-time staff.

- Children’s Christmas Party, Dec. 3: Children of Harvest Project clients are invited to breakfast and a visit with Santa himself.

- By supporting Harvest Project’s clothing thrift shop; donate and shop 1073 Roosevelt Crescent, North Vancouver, V7P 1M4.

Facts Since 2002, the Foundation has raised more than $70M. These funds have contributed toward the expansion and renovation of the ER department; building the North Shore’s first free-standing hospice; opening four minimally invasive surgical suites; and purchasing diagnostic equipment including CT scanners, an MRI and angiography suite.

Events LGH Foundation hosts two annual signature events: The Wine & Culinary Gala in May and the Golf Classic at the Capilano Golf and Country Club in June. We are always looking for volunteers and sponsors for these two great events!

You can support the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation by visiting lghfoundation.com to make a donation or by calling 604-984-5785. Better health care for the community is a special gift — and it is yours to give!

How you can get involved

- Through Matched Giving Programs: Your business can donate matching funds when employees contribute to Harvest Project. - By organizing Christmas food drives and fundraisers: local businesses, clubs and organizations can collect cash and non-perishable food for donation to Harvest Project.

In May 2011, the Foundation launched a $25-million campaign to build the Greta & Robert Ho Psychiatry and Education Centre (The HOpe Centre). The HOpe Centre will house the Lions Gate Hospital inpatient and outpatient psychiatry programs, the Djavad Mowafaghian UBC Medical Education Centre and a new home for BC Ambulance. Construction of The HOpe Centre is expected to be completed by late fall 2013.

How you can get involved

- Food Drive (ongoing): A special “Fill The Van” event is set for Save On Foods at Park and Tilford Dec. 3. However, donations can be made at any time at all North Shore locations of Save On Foods, Price Smart Foods, Safeway, Extra Foods, IGA and Whole Foods. - By making a one-time or monthly pre-authorized donation, or consider leaving a legacy in the local community through planned and estate giving. Contact Harvest Project at 604-983-9488 (ext. 313) for more details.

Current campaign

contact us telephone 604 984 5785 email info@lghfoundation.com internet www.lghfoundation.com

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North Shore Community Foundation 600 WEST QUEENS ROAD, NORTH VANCOUVER

Our focus

To accumulate permanent capital from donors in order to fund activities which improve the quality of life for residents of the North Shore from Deep Cove to Lions Bay.

Our people

The North Shore Community Foundation’s volunteer board of directors consists of: David Alsop, Jan Argent, Chern Heed, Elizabeth McLaren, Tanya Murray, Aaron Kuzik, Janet Morningstar, Chris Kalbfleisch, Lizette Bell, Jackie Morris, Sue Ridout, Andrew Hoffman and Melanie Clark.

Facts

The North Shore Community Foundation administers over $2 million in assets in 25 different funds and disburses nearly $150,000 from fundraising and investment earnings to worthy local agencies every year.

Our work in the community The NSCF strives to be the preferred vehicle for permanent giving — or contributions that will continue in perpetuity — on the North Shore. We maintain active contact with agencies that deliver services to residents in need

A recent story Last year seniors bus services in North Vancouver (Go Bus, operated by the Silver Harbour Centre Society) and West Vancouver (Seniors Shuttle Bus, operated by West Vancouver Seniors Centre) received $50,000 from the 4th annual Mayors’ Golf Tournament to allow them to continue providing this much-needed service. The remainder of the $126,000 that was raised at the 2011 event will go to the Mayors’ Trust Funds, managed by the North Shore Community Foundation and the West Vancouver Community Foundation

Testimonial “Thanks to the North Shore Mayors’ Golf Tournament, the Seniors Go Bus will be on the road well into the future. The Go Bus is an essential support for frail and isolated seniors in accessing community services like exercise classes, grocery shopping, medical appointments and much more. In providing this funding, the North Shore Community Foundation is truly recognizing the importance of transportation in keeping seniors healthy and living independently. We’re extremely grateful for this timely and significant funding — as are the seniors that rely on the Go Bus.” - Annwen Loverin, executive director, Silver Harbour Seniors Activity Centre.

Upcoming events

contact us telephone 604 998 4460 email info@nscommunityfoundation.com internet www.nscommunityfoundation.com

Each year the North Shore Community Foundation presents the Mayors’ Golf Tournament. The 2012 edition of the tourney will be held at the Seymour Golf and Country Club on May 25. The designated cause for 2012 is to support the creation of a complementary health and wellness clinic by the North Shore Women’s Centre. Visit www.mayorsgolf.ca for more information.

How you can get involved There are various ways to contribute to the North Shore Community Foundation, all of which are eligible for a tax receipt. Check our website for more information or call to set up a meeting. The NSCF also welcomes volunteers and corporate sponsors to help assist with the Mayors’ Golf Tournament or to serve on the foundation’s board of directors.

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North Shore COMMUNITY RESOURCES SOCIETY SUITE 201, CAPILANO MALL, 935 MARINE DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER

Our focus

Our work in the community

Connecting people to local services for almost 30 years, North Shore Community Resources Society is where the North Shore goes for help.

NSCR oversees a number of vital programs for North Shore residents:

Our people

- Child Care Resource and Referral Program

NSCR is run by a volunteer board of directors, has 28 staff and more than 85 wonderful volunteers who help to deliver our programs and services during the year. Everyone is dedicated to helping those who live or work in our North Shore communities. Staff and volunteers understand the importance of providing accurate information, fulfilling requests for information and assisting people with forms and applications. Being accessible in person, by phone or electronically provides the North Shore with great access to information on programs and services.

Testimonial

“We are very lucky to have NSCR and the wonderful people who work there to support our community and its citizens.”

contact us telephone 604 985 7138 email nscr@nscr.bc.ca internet www.nscr.bc.ca

- Information North Shore: our community’s information and referral program - Volunteer North Shore - Professional development opportunities and workshops for child care providers and parents - Seniors’ One Stop Information Program - Caregiver Support Programs - Legal Information and Advocacy Program - Housing Information and Community Housing Action Committee - Early and Middle Years Childhood Planning Tables - WHEELS Early Childhood Community Outreach.

Upcoming events - Volunteer for three-hour shifts at our Capilano Mall Charity Gift Wrap Booth from Dec. 9-24. All funds raised go to support NSCR programs. Free training, lots of fun and maybe a visit from Santa himself! Call 604-985-7138 for more information. - We still have a few print copies available of the updated 2011 Green Book: Directory of Agencies and Organization on the North Shore. Call the NSCR office today to reserve your copy. - National Volunteer Week is April 15-21, 2012 — a time to celebrate local volunteers. If you know of someone who makes a difference through their volunteer efforts, nominate them for a Community Volunteer Spirit Award at www.nscr.bc.ca/volunteer/volunteer.html

How you can get involved NSCR depends upon community donations — all of which stay on the North Shore. As a local federally registered charity with the ability to issue tax receipts, more than ninety per cent of all donations goes to direct service in this community. Wondering about charitable gift planning? Regardless of your choice of beneficiary organizations, we can help you with a strategy. Contact Li Boesen, Executive Director at 604-982-3305 for more information.

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North Shore Neighbourhood House

North Shore Rescue

225 EAST 2ND ST., NORTH VANCOUVER

147 EAST 14TH STREET, NORTH VANCOUVER

Our focus

Our focus

For more than 70 years North Shore Neighbourhood House has provided programs and services designed to meet the needs of individuals as well as the larger community. We believe working together to meet the grassroots needs of our neighbours — especially our most vulnerable residents — is essential to shaping a safe, healthy and strong community.

Our people

North Shore Neighbourhood House relies on a team of more than 400 volunteers that donates thousands of hours each year to keep programs and initiatives running smoothly for local seniors, children and youth. The North Shore Neighbourhood House also collaborates with more than 120 partner organizations within the North Shore community to ensure that precious resources are leveraged effectively and service duplication avoided.

contact us telephone 604 987 8138 email frontdesk@nsnh.bc.ca internet www.nsnh.bc.ca

Our work in the community North Shore Neighbourhood House offers a wide variety of health and wellness programs, family support and childcare services as well as educational workshops and recreational activities for all ages. For those who want to grow their own fresh fruit and vegetables, the community garden adjacent to our building and our Edible Garden Project offer residents opportunities to mulch, hoe and grow your own healthy, fresh food — as well as donate locally grown produce to those in need. The Neighbourhood House Program Guides are updated four times a year. For our latest program guide go to www.nsnh.bc.ca

Facts In 2011: - Nearly 3,000 lbs. of produce was collected both from generous produce donors and our Edible Garden Project sites and distributed both to the Harvest Project and directly to residents of local social housing complexes. - 208 youth received one-to-one support from an outreach youth worker. - 3,500 subsidized lunches were served to local seniors. - 12,676 parent/caregiver and children visits were made to our Family Resource Centre. - 26,300 participations in our recreation programs

How you can get involved To volunteer your time, contact volunteer services coordinator Kelly Hardman at 604-982-8314 or khardman@jbcc.ca. The North Shore Neighbourhood House also welcomes tax-deductible donations and gifts-in-kind from the community. Your gift can make a meaningful contribution toward a safe, healthy and strong community both today and in the future. For more information or to donate, contact Leslie Konantz at 604-987-8138 or lkonantz@nsnh.bc.ca.

Our vision To build a North Shore community that supports residents of all ages, abilities and cultures — a place where everyone has access to support, everyone is included and where everyone matters.

To ensure that North Shore Rescue (NSR) is ready to respond at any time — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year — to search for and rescue persons in distress.

Our people

NSR’s team is made up of a diverse collection of volunteers, each of whom brings with them different strengths and skill sets. As expected, we have paramedics, firemen and a doctor on the team, but also accountants, entrepreneurs, carpenters, engineers, students and more. All go through extensive training to ensure NSR is ready to respond to calls.

Facts

NSR performs approximately 100 rescues a year. The team trains every Tuesday night and at least one weekend a month. On average, each volunteer donates 500 hours a year to the team, which equates to tens of thousands of man hours donated to the local community.

contact us telephone 604 983 7441 email nsr@northshorerescue.com internet www.northshorerescue.com

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Our work in the community NSR’s main priority is to respond to medical rescues and to search for persons lost in the North Shore mountains. However, we also lend assistance to other Lower Mainland search and rescue teams and provide “long-line” rescues to SAR teams without this capability. We also conduct educational talks, support community initiatives, provide first-aid services for events and are equipped to respond to urban disasters and/or local emergencies. NSR also assists the RCMP with evidence searches when required.

Testimonial “The response from your rescue team was instrumental in saving the life of our daughter. She was snowshoeing on Cypress Mountain when she fell over the edge of a cliff. We are eternally grateful to everyone who was involved in getting her off the mountain and into hospital.” — parent of a woman rescued by NSR.

Upcoming events North Shore Rescue will be conducting its annual regional all-agency Avalanche Preparedness Season, which involves the local mountains and helicopter operators, searchand-rescue teams, local police agencies and the Canadian Avalanche Centre. Our Avalanche Safety and Response Plan will be outlined along with interactive group Case CODE ALPHA scenarios.

Future plans NSR is in the planning stages with the City of North Vancouver for the establishment of a new rescue base at their future operations yard. This is a major step in planning for the future of NSR operations as this new base will be a key equipment, training, communications and logistics hub.

How you can get involved NSR is always looking for volunteers who are experienced with the outdoors. We provide extensive training including first aid training to all successful applicants. New members must complete a two-year training program, with a written and practical exam each year. NSR also depends heavily on public and corporate donations. For more information on volunteer and donor opportunities, go to www. northshorerescue.com.

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North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre INMAN ROOM, NS NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE, 225 EAST 2ND ST., NORTH VANCOUVER

Our focus

The North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre’s mission is to assist stroke survivors and their families to recover to the best of their abilities in all aspects of their life.

Our people

With only four part-time employees and four part-time therapists, NSSRC is able to provide more than 30 hours of group and one-to-one therapy services every week. This service is only possible because of the 95 hours per week of support received from dedicated North Shore volunteers. We thank the community for this ongoing and much appreciated support!

Facts

Every year, more than 400 North Shore residents are affected by stroke — many of whom are left with debilitating conditions. The services provided at the North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre give stroke survivors the strong peer support and continued therapy that they need to help them recover as best they can.

contact us telephone 778 340 5803 email info@nssrc.org internet www.nssrc.org

Our work in the community Since 1974 the NSSRC has been the North Shore’s main service provider of stroke recovery and community reintegration services for individuals no longer receiving outpatient rehabilitation. The Centre operates in two locations — North Shore Neighborhood House in North Vancouver and St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in West Vancouver — and our services have expanded to include almost 1,400 hours of speech, music and exercise therapy per year. Increased therapy improves the outcome for stroke survivors after a brain attack and as a result reduces the burden on the medical community for these patients.

Testimonial

“I am a senior who suffered speech and mobility challenges after a stroke and have been attending the North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre for the past five years. At the centre I receive speech, music and exercise therapy as well as the chance to socialize with fellow survivors. I am able to take handyDART transit to and from the centre and attend the program without my full-time caregiver. Without the friends I have made at the centre I would be very lonely and there would not have been a focus to my life. The understanding and encouragement I receive from the therapists, volunteers and friends at the centre have meant the world to me. There are no other programs that offer this type of environment on the North Shore and I would be devastated if the program were not able to continue.”

West Vancouver Community Foundation 1538 FULTON AVENUE, WEST VANCOUVER

Our focus

Through the growth and stewardship of donated and managed funds and by awarding grants to a broad range of recipients within the community, the West Vancouver Community Foundation provides leadership and philanthropic services that enrich the quality of life both for present and future residents of West Vancouver. Priority is given to projects where the emphasis is on health, education, the arts, social services and the improvement of West Vancouver’s physical environment.

Our people

The West Vancouver Community Foundation was founded in 1979 by then-mayor Derrick Humphreys. Today, thirteen people sit on the volunteer board of directors, including chair Gerry Humphries.

A recent story

In September a survivor — who suffered a stroke seven years ago that severely limited her ability to speak — came to us with an iPad. A volunteer with computer training worked with this member to learn a speech translation application that was installed on the iPad. Within a few hours the member — with guidance from the volunteer — was able to formulate questions she wanted the computer to read aloud. She is continuing to learn how to successfully communicate her needs, feelings and opinions with family and friends.

Upcoming events

Christmas Concert at Capilano Mall December 8, 2011 at 1 p.m.

How you can get involved

Without the support of North Shore residents we would be unable to continue providing valuable services to our residents. To volunteer or to make a donation, please go to www.nssrc.org.

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Our work in the community Since its inception the West Vancouver Community Foundation has accumulated net assets in excess of $4 million, has more than 42 funds, has granted more than $1 million to support local projects and organizations and awarded more than $160,000 in scholarships to students in West Vancouver.

The “three pillars” of the WVCF 1.Building endowment funds by attracting new donors; 2.Awarding annual grants to charitable organizations in West Vancouver; 3.Determining the unique needs of the community and how to best help meet those needs. “The income we earn from our funds we give back to the community to make West Vancouver a vital, healthy and sustainable community, through the power of belonging and giving” says executive director Delaina Bell.

A recent story The West Vancouver Community Foundation helped shepherd the development of the newly opened Rutledge Field artificial turf project at Ambleside Park, working in concert with the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club, West Vancouver Soccer Club and the District of West Vancouver to provide a new top-tier training facility for both the West Vancouver Field Hockey and Soccer Clubs.

Upcoming events February 15, 2012: annual deadline for grant applications. Applications are available on the foundation’s website.

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April 3, 2012: entitled Maintaining vitality in your senior years. The foundation presents its annual speaker series at the Kay Meek Centre, moderated by Dr. Art Hister. May 25, 2012: the foundation teams with the North Shore Community Foundation to present the 5th annual North Shore Mayors Golf Tournament at the Seymour Golf and Country Club.

How you can get involved The WVCF is always looking for potential board and committee members and community volunteers to be involved in the grant and scholarship process. Contact executive director Delaina Bell at the West Vancouver Community Foundation for more information.

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IT’S called a spare, but for many an extra tire is an essential part of any new car. Increasingly, though, the spare tire is on the road to extinction, to be replaced by a shoebox-sized tire inflator kit. In the U.S., there’s been an increase of 30 models that have inflator kits as standard instead

of a spare tire, usually with the option of buying a spare tire for extra money. That adds up to 14 per cent of vehicles — cars like the Hyundai Elantra and several General Motors sedans or smaller cars. Canadian automakers are taking a much more cautious approach and in many cases opting to keep the spare, but even here there is a trend towards inflator kits. The change is largely in response to pressure to make cars

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more fuel efficient, prompting automakers to put their designs on a diet in the hopes of shedding any excess pounds. The spare tire was an easy fix that could also increase the trunk space, said Ron Montoya, consumer advice associate for the car website Edmunds.com. “There’s a lot of fuel economy requirements placed on automakers these days and in order for them to improve their fuel economy they need to reduce weight on the car,” he said. “And everybody wants to advertise they have the biggest trunk.” The inflator kit consists of an air compressor and a bottle of thick sealant. In the event of a flat tire, the sealant can be injected into the tire to plug the hole and the tire re-inflated. Like a temporary spare tire, they can only be driven 90 kilometres per hour for a short distance, and in about 15 per cent of cases they won’t work at all — if the tire falls off the rim or if the puncture is on the side of the tire, it’s time to call the tow truck. There are benefits, said Montoya — there’s no grease, no grime, and no physical strength is required to use the jack and unbolt the tire. The alternative most people are used to is the so-called

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CHANGING your tire on the side of the road could become a thing of the past if auto manufacturers follow the trend south of the border of providing owners with inflator kits instead of spare tires. “donut spare,” a temporary tire, that comes on most cars. Those can replace almost any flat tire, as long as the driver has the know-how and strength to change it. Trucks and sometimes larger SUVs might come with a fullsize spare, which can be driven at any speed, while some luxury or sport cars, especially BMW, have run-flat tires that allow

Canada . . . some of the tire inflation kits might not be able to perform as well as they do in some of the warmer climates in the U.S.,” he said. He said they’re not actively studying the issue, but rather will keep an eye on new information and re-evaluate the decision over time.

drivers to make it to the gas station before changing. While Hyundai chose to sell the Elantra sedan with a repair kit south of the border, their Canadian division stuck with a spare tire, and will continue to do so for at least the near future, said spokesman Chad Heard. “From an environmental perspective we weren’t sure about the colder climates in

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The same is true for General Motors, which offers the inflator kit as an option on most cars in Canada, but kept the spare tire as standard. The exceptions are cars where the tire size is too big to fit a spare, such as the Camero SS, the Cadillac CTSV, and the Buick LaCrosse with eAssist, said Geof Bailey of GM. “We just looked at our consumers and what our consumers want, and it comes down to it that the majority want a spare tire,” he said. He also stressed that the GM warranty includes on-theroad assistance in the event of a flat. But what concerns Montoya is that many people may not know what’s in their trunk until they get home or, worse yet, when they find

themselves stuck with a flat. Dave Chapman, manager of BCAA road assist fleet operations, said that hasn’t been a problem with that yet. More commonly, people who do have spare tires phone them without knowing they have it, he said. Either way, he recommended drivers practice what they will do with a flat tire, and familiarize themselves with the equipment beforehand. As well, he said regular checking of tire pressure can prevent a flat in the first place. “You don’t want to be looking for that sort of thing when you’re in a dark highway in the pouring rain and have to figure it out then when you can do it on the safety of your own driveway,” he said. He said it doesn’t hurt to peek in the trunk next time you’re buying a car.

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Technology grads enter repair industry From page 46 avoidance technology, more automation and more electric components replacing gas, but he expects it to be an evolutionary rather than revolutionary process.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - North Shore News - A49

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BMO opens in new neighbourhood Since BMO’s inception in 1817 as Canada’s first bank, BMO and its employees have been deeply committed to serving the communities in which they work and play. “Locally, BMO is the title sponsor of the BMO Grouse Grind Mountain Run,” says James Kitamura, personal banking area manager for the North Shore. “The employees have been active volunteers with the North Shore Bike Trail organization repairing the trail on Mount Seymour.”

Last month, BMO unveiled its new North Shore branch on Marine Drive in Lower Capilano. The new branch offers innovation in banking and a place to connect with the community to both businesses and its residents. The branch offers an urban look and feel, in a decidedly intimate setting. Understanding that while people are more adept at online banking they still want to have face-to-face conversations at their bank. This place is a warm, welcoming one dedicated to its customers’ financial and personal well being. Over the past few years, this thriving community of Lower Capilano has

attracted young urban professionals, new businesses, international restaurants and housing developments. BMO recognised that to better meet the needs of its customers, it had to grow with the neighbourhood, says its branch manager James Burris.

In addition, the bank has provided corporate donations to many worthy local charities, including Lion’s Gate Hospital and Capilano University. On October 21, the bank took part in the BMO Boo-la-thon, raising money for Kids Help Phone. “The whole team here is committed to community involvement because it’s incredibly rewarding,” says Burris. “It’s about being a good neighbour.”

BMO also acknowledges that small business is the backbone of this revitalized neighbourhood.

In the spirit of giving, the branch is also running a customer driven promotion called “Give a Gift” to benefit the Family Services of North Shore, adds Burris.

Therefore, the branch has hired a dedicated in-house small business professional to help small business owners find ways to grow their business, adds Burris.

Customers are asked to bring in a new, unwrapped toy in return for a ballot to win one of three $50 Indigo gift cards as prizes. This fundraiser runs now until December 16.

BMO takes great pride in giving back to the community.

James Burris and his friendly staff look forward to welcoming its existing customers, as well as its new neighbours, to its new location at 1120 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. For more information, call 604-668-1243 Note the new hours: BMO is now open Monday to Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Here are some of the benefits you can expect from your new Lower Capilano BMO branch: • Employees speak five languages – English, Farsi, Punjabi, Frenchand Korean • Dedicated small business banker for more personalized service • Greeter at the entrance to help people find the right financial expert – especially helpful for its senior clientele • Extended banking hours • Two Instabank automated banking machines (ATM); • Parking behind the branch • Barrier-free access.

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1 This promotion is available at the BMO Bank of Montreal Lower Capilano Branch located at 1120 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, BC V7P 1S8 and runs from October 24 to November 30, 2011 inclusive. A deposit of $25 will be made into the lead account in the Kids discounted program within 60 days of the first deposit, and only one $25 bonus will be awarded per bank program. The first deposit must be a minimum of $25 and made on or before November 30, 2011 to qualify. A balance of at least $25 must be maintained in the account for a minimum of 60 days. A “Kid” is defined as under the age of 13. One $25 bonus per Kid. Current Kid discounted plan customers are not eligible for this promotion. US Dollar accounts are not eligible for this promotion. Bonus will be awarded to the first 150 customers only. ®Registered trade-marks of Bank of Montreal.

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FOOD CALENDAR PICK Ambrosia Adventures’ Maureen Goulet will host two classes on unique holiday appetizers for the festive season, Nov. 23 and 30, 6:45-9:30 p.m. Classes are held at Y Franks store, 503 15th St., West Vancouver. Cost: $60 each. Info: www. ambrosiaadventures.com or 604-218-2084.

YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to EXCEPTIONAL CUISINE

Roar you Lions roar! Romancing the Stove Angela Shellard

I’LL be the first to admit that I’m not a big football fan (sorry, the Canucks have my heart), but when we’re vying for the Grey Cup you have to be a loyal B.C. supporter.

Gather a bunch of friends around the TV this weekend and cheer on our team with a selection of delicious snacks at hand. Here are three great guy-approved snacks that will fuel the gang to root for victory and provide comfort in the (unlikely) event of defeat. The only other thing you’ll need is a lot of ice-cold beer. Blue Bombers, booooo!!

Buffalo Chicken Fingers You can make these ahead of time and bake them when guests arrive. ½ cup crushed corn flakes ½ cup Panko Japanese bread crumbs 1 tablespoon finely snipped parsley ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt Freshly ground pepper 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 ⁄3 cup bottled blue cheese dressing (I like the refrigerated ones, usually found in the produce section) 2 teaspoons water 1-2 teaspoons bottled hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco) Celery sticks

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pecans Assorted crackers and/or toasted baguette slices In a large bowl combine cheddar and cream cheese; let stand to come to room temperature (about 45 minutes). Add pimientos, red pepper jelly, milk, Worcestershire, hot pepper sauce and about two thirds of the cooked bacon. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until almost smooth. Cover and chill mixture for two hours or firm enough to handle (remaining bacon should also be refrigerated). Divide into two portions and shape each into a ball; cover and chill. About half an hour before serving, roll balls in remaining crumbled bacon and chopped pecans; keep at room temperature until serving to allow cheese balls to soften slightly. Serve each ball on a platter surrounded with crackers. Makes about 18 servings (a quarter cup each).

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MAKE Buffalo Chicken Fingers ahead of game day and bake them when your guests arrive. Additional blue cheese dressing (add some crumbled blue cheese to beef this up) Combine crushed corn flakes, Panko, parsley, seasoned salt and freshly ground pepper to taste in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Cut chicken breasts into strips about three-quarterinch wide and three inches long. Combine the dressing, water and hot pepper sauce in a large mixing bowl. Add chicken strips and stir until covered, then roll each piece individually in crumb mixture to coat. Place strips on a foillined baking sheet and freeze until firm, about two hours. To serve, heat oven to 425 degrees. Place frozen chicken strips in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes or

until meat is no longer pink inside and crumbs are golden. Serve warm with celery sticks and additional blue cheese dressing for dipping. Makes 12 servings.

Bacon Cheddar Cheeseballs 1 lb extra old cheddar cheese, finely shredded 1 8-oz package cream cheese 1 2-oz jar sliced pimiento, drained, patted dry, and chopped (you can find this in the pickle section of your supermarket) ¼ cup red pepper jelly 2 Tbsp milk 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce ¼ tsp hot pepper sauce, or more to taste 8-10 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled 1 ⁄3 cup chopped toasted

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Browns arrives in the Valley

Deana Lancaster dlancaster@nsnews.com

FOR reasons that can only be guessed at, the capacious, glass-walled space on the northwest side of the Lynn Valley Town Centre triangle has become the spot where restaurants go to die.

I don’t know why — I thought both of the previous tenants had plenty of potential. The Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company was family friendly, made fresh food daily using organic and locally sourced ingredients, and took pride in running a green operation. But sustainability costs money, and families don’t drink much alcohol, which offers the biggest profit in an industry that has notoriously small margins. Cedar Grove Restaurant seemed to address those issues, eliminating the kids’ play area and offering an expanded selection of drinks. It had a roomy patio and decent food, but it didn’t have much personality. It didn’t immediately jump to the forefront when considering options for dining out. See Restaurant page 52

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Which brings us to the latest leaseholder, Browns Socialhouse. Could this finally be the winning formula? I dropped in early on a Sunday night to beat the crowds that have been reportedly storming the place since it opened just over a month ago.

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It looks sharp: brown leather booths and banquets warm the space, subtle wood screens add privacy, the stylish script suggesting you “socialize” adds punch. This room is sexy — something that Lynn Valley doesn’t have loads of — and boasts personality in spades. There’s a great drinks list for grownups, with cocktail, beer and wine options, — including the house beer and wine for $4 a glass. Each day between 3 and 6 p.m. the restaurant sells wings and dry ribs for $6. (Deals! Something we also don’t see enough of.) The rest of the menu is appealing as well — lots of classics: nachos and calamari, French onion soup, pizzas, burgers, chicken, ribs and steak. But there are also the Asian-spun bowls and stir-fries that set Browns apart; plus its signature Cowboy and Cowgirl salads: the first a toss of blackened chicken, feta, house greens, walnuts, dates, black beans and honey lime vinaigrette, and the second

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DEREK Archer and CJ Kerr oversee the action at the new Browns Socialhouse in Lynn Valley. a more subtle mix dressed in apple-miso vinaigrette. Our cheap wings were just as tasty as the ones sold fullprice after 6 p.m. — plump and juicy with a lick of tangy hot sauce sided by blue cheese — while our cheap dry ribs were sizzling and extra salty. Granville Island lager was just the thing to wash it all down, and with the Canucks game broadcasting on several giant screens throughout the restaurant, it’s clear Browns has the sports market nailed. We moved on to our mains. Blazing Cashew Curry proved to be the only mild disappointment. It wasn’t blazing — it wasn’t even hot, actually. But the creamy curry was loaded with crisp peppers, nuts and generous mouthfuls of chicken. The #28 Dragon Bowl was delicious — chock

full of teriyaki chicken, fragrant coconut rice and crunchy veggies, all littered with red cabbage and drizzled in spicy yogurt sauce. On paper, it sounds healthy, but I don’t believe it. This toneperfect dish tastes decadent. Our server was helpful and just the right amount of attentive — though a word of warning: I suspect staff must get challenged during busier times. Patience is key with buzzy new restaurants. The bill for two of us, including two beer each, was $66.64, including HST. So to recap: great room, drink and appetizer deals, Canucks (and no doubt Lions this Sunday), tasty food, solid service. This time, it’s a winning formula —I’m sure of it. Browns is at 1255 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver; 604-971-5299.

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NOTICE is hereby given, under the provisions of the Local Government Act, that a Public Meeting will be held on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011 AT 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. to receive representations in connection with the following proposed amendment to “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700”. DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT NO. 2011-00005 INNES YATES #D: D>>P!)+ '?< D 5)4)P?>A)@8 /D<!D@-) 2)<A!8 O!8# <):>)-8 8? 8#) ><?>)<8L P)%DPPL +):-<!B)+ D: J?8 *$G 9P?-R SG 5!:8<!-8 J?8 ,",G 2PD@ *T"&G P?-D8)+ D8 943 Shavington Street, as indicated on the sketch, to permit the provisions of the “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700” to be varied to permit a Level B Accessory Coach House at the rear of this property. The Coach House will be 1,000 sq. ft. and within a 22 ft. height envelope. DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 2011-00007 As part of the same application, INNES YATES has applied for a Development Permit with respect to the property legally described above, located at 943 Shavington Street. This Development Permit ensures the Level-B Accessory Coach K?6:) !@-P6+!@% D (&* :=6D<) '??8 +)-RG +):-<!B)+ DB?4)G !: -?@:8<6-8)+ !@ -?A>P!D@-) O!8# 8#) J)4)PF9 ;--)::?<L 7?D-# House Development Permit Guidelines and all other applicable bylaws and guidelines of the City. Buildings and Structures O!PP B) +)4)P?>)+ !@ D--?<+D@-) O!8# 8#) >PD@: :8DA>)+ <)-)!4)+ 3-8?B)< .*G ,C..E APPLICANT: INNES YATES The proposed Development Variance Permit 2011-00005 and Development Permit 2011-00007 and any relevant BD-R%<?6@+ AD8)<!DP ADL B) !@:>)-8)+ D8 8#) ?'1-) ?' 8#) 7!8L 7P)<R B)8O))@ TQ*C DEAE D@+ &QCC >EAEG I?@+DL 8? N<!+DLG )M-)>8 08D868?<L K?P!+DL:G '<?A H?4)AB)< .TG ,C..E If you wish to view the material online please go to www.cnv.org/publichearings. Please direct inquiries to Christopher Wilkinson, Planning Technician II, Community Development, at 604-990-4206 or cwilkinson@cnv.org. Written or electronic (email) submissions should be sent to the attention of the City Clerk at randerson@cnv.org or by mail to City Clerk, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9. Electronic submissions must be received no later 8#D@ (QCC >EAE ?@ I?@+DLG H?4)AB)< ,TG ,C..G 8? )@:6<) 8#)!< D4D!PDB!P!8L 8? 7?6@-!P D8 8#) 26BP!- I))8!@%E 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604-985-7761 | Fax: 604-985-9417 - www.cnv.org

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Kaye Miller

Longtime North Vancouver resident Kaye Miller marked her 100th birthday on Oct. 24. Happy birthday from her daughter DellJean and grandchildren Ben and Carmella and great-grandson Dylan.

John Hadrill

Congratulations to John Hadrill, who turns 80 today. Love and Best wishes from Julia, Lisa, Mark, Nicola, Rowan, Mark, Madelyn, Evan and Liam.

Pearl “Swanny” Wickberg

Pearl Wickberg turns 90 years old on Nov. 27. She is excited to be celebrating with her two daughters Karen and Cheri, her son-in-law Gordon, her five grandchildren Jamie, Julie, Kristen, Jessica and Rosaline . . . and her six great grandchildren Ava, Karis, Olivia, Noah, Bronwyn and Connor, as well as other extended family.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

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New-look Blues hope to keep on winning

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VANCOUVER used to be Rob Sacre’s kingdom.

A philosophical question: if a championship basketball team returns the next season without most of it’s starting lineup, does it still carry with it that unmistakable aura of a typical defending champion?

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Paul Chiarenza, head coach of the Capilano University women’s team, doesn’t really know how to answer that question. “You want to and you don’t,” he says. But one thing he’s sure about is that no one is taking away that banner hanging in the Capilano Sportsplex declaring them the 2010-11 provincial champions. And he’s not going to stop feeling like a defending champion until someone else has a shiny new banner in hand. “It’s something that I was so thrilled about that I don’t want to let it go until it’s officially over,” he says. “I like to consider us the champs.” The only problem is that only one of Capilano’s fulltime starters is back this year, giving the Blues a very different look than they had when they won it all last year. But if the Blues are lamenting their lost NEWS photo Kevin Hill stars, they sure aren’t acting like it — they’re already 3-0 CAPILANO’S Hayley Boulier (centre) gets physical in a 69-61 win over Kwantlen in league play this season and Friday night. The defending champion Blues are 3-0 to start the season. Visit the ranked No. 9 in the country. Photo Gallery section at www.nsnews.com for more pics from the game. One of the big reasons for that fast start is Capilano’s one link to last the University of Manitoba, is the team’s coaching overall including high school and college and I’ve never had a leader year’s starting five. Jenna Ralston earned undisputed leader and captain this year. “She’s the heart and soul of this like her and I never will. She’s the best a place in Blues history last season when she hit the game-winning three pointer team,” says Chiarenza. “She’s so good at leader I’ve ever had on a basketball team. with three seconds left in the provincial so many things — she blocks shots, she On any given night she could score 30 final to give the Blues the title. The fifth- defends, she’s so calm, she’s a dead-eye year forward, a former CIS player with shooter. . . . This is year No. 19 for me See Windsor page 62

A giant high school basketball player with a personality to match, Sacre helped lead the Handsworth Royals to a provincial AAA title in his junior season. After graduation Sacre took his many talents to Spokane, Wash., choosing the University of Gonzaga and their NCAA March Madnessdarling of a basketball team as his new kingdom. On Saturday he returned to Vancouver and one thing was clear — Sacre is still the king. With more than 9,500 hoops fans looking on, Sacre, now a fifth-year senior, led the Bulldogs to a 73-54 preseason victory over the University of Hawaii in a game dubbed the B.C. Basketball Classic. The seven-foot centre led his team in points with 16 and rebounds with 10, registering his third straight doubledouble to start his final college season. His massive block of a Hawaii player’s jump shot midway through second half earned the biggest cheer of the night and as Sacre left the game with 48 seconds left the crowd gave him a standing ovation. After the game it was really time for Sacre to shine. Long after the final whistle he was on the Rogers Arena floor signing autographs, taking pictures with fans and getting reacquainted some of his old Handsworth buddies. “I love Vancouver,” Sacre said with a big grin as fans called his name, demonstrating that Vancouver definitely loves him back. But what also became clear after the game is See Gonzaga page 64

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but she’s so comfortable facilitating and realizes the big picture. She’s a coach on the floor. I could fall asleep and she’d be just fine taking things over. In fact we might even be better off.” Jenn Bodnar, Jessica Daigneault, and Jennafer Palma were also all key members of the team last season and they’re fighting alongside Ralston to defend their crowns. “All those players, they’re our nucleus and they consider themselves defending champs,” says Chiarenza. Monica Starczynowski, a guard entering her fifth year with Capilano, was also a member of last year’s squad but blew out a knee midway through the season. Chiarenza said the former allstar will hopefully be back near full speed by the New Year. The biggest question hanging over the Blues entering this season was how were they going to make up for the loss of Jessica Franz, the departed all-Canadian centre who led the team in points and rebounds and was runner-up for national player of the year last season. The answer to that question is that no one player will replace her. Two, however, will do just fine. The

combination of second-year forward Amber Pederson and firstyear forward Hayley Boulier has provided the same numbers that Franz did — or even better — while splitting her minutes. Boulier, a 6-1 Windsor grad who grew up playing as a soccer goalie, has been a revelation, says Chiarenza. “She’s been unbelievable,” he says. “I’m reluctant to say that she’s way better than I thought she was going to be, because I knew she was a very skilled player, but she’s a rookie. You know that rookies are going to make mistakes, and obviously she’s not perfect out there but she’s so aggressive, and what she does on the glass is so invaluable. At the rate she’s going she’ll be a walk-away for rookie of the year in this league. She’s made us so dynamic because she’s such a tough player to guard, she’s so quick, so athletic — soccer goalie, right? She can jump and move.” The Blues are deep, says Chiarenza, getting contributions from other rookies as well as veterans who have stepped up their games. He calls Palma one of the premier point guards in the league and says that Bodnar is flying high after her strong playoff performance last year earned her an all-star nod.

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Valli, a Windsor secondary product, is on the offensive line as the starting right guard. The Simon Fraser University grad is in his sixth year with the team. The line will be tested against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, league leaders in sacks. In two meetings against the Lions, including a 30-17 win at Empire Field Aug. 13, the Bombers racked up 10 sacks. That loss dropped the Lions to 1-6 to start the year and spurred a stretch where they went 11-1 to finish first in the west. Jackson, a Carson Graham grad, is in his ninth year as a receiver with the team. It’s been a tough year for the veteran, who was injured early on and took a long time to get back into coach Wally Buono’s lineup. Jackson came on at the end of the year, catching two passes in each of the last three regular season games, including a 51-yard touchdown — his only score of the year — against Edmonton Oct. 29. Jackson also blocked a punt Sept. 17 against Calgary, a key play in a 32-19 win over Calgary. The Grey Cup kicks off Sunday at 3 p.m.

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THE Handsworth Royals senior football team took part in one heck of football game at B.C. Place Nov. 12, eventually losing to the Abbotsford Panthers on a long touchdown pass on the last play of the game.

Heading into the fourth quarter of their first-round AA playoff game with the score tied 8-8, the teams combined to score 52 points in the final frame with Abbotsford winning the shootout 37-31. Handsworth quarterback Alex Lemoine hooked up with receiver Alex Little to open the scoring in the first quarter. Abbotsford responded on their next drive to tie it up but then both teams were held scoreless until that incredible fourth quarter. A Cam Alexander touchdown run for Handsworth started the fun in the fourth but Abbotsford answered back again and again.

Lemoine raised the stakes for the Royals, scoring rushing majors of his own of 54 and 45 yards, the latter coming with less than 90 seconds left to tie the score at 31 after a two-point convert from Lemoine to Little. With overtime looming Abbotsford quarterback Carter Williams threw his fourth touchdown pass on the final play off the game with receiver Jesse Neufeld hauling in the 54yard bomb for his third major of the quarter. Handsworth was the only North Shore senior team to make it to postseason play. Visit www.nsnews.com to find video highlights of the game. ••• At the junior level the Carson Graham Eagles are flying high, coming off a 35-0 shutout win over Ballenas Nov. 17. Carson is back in action today, taking on Mission in the provincial junior AA semifinal at 2 p.m. at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. — Andy Prest

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Gonzaga loves Sacre’s big game and even bigger personality From page 61 that Gonzaga loves him too. A lot. “He’s got a heart of gold,” said head coach Mark Few after the game. Few and the Gonzaga staff made the Vancouver game happen as a reward to Sacre for his years of work and, just as importantly it seems, play. “I’m telling you, if you cut him open he would bleed Gonzaga blue,” said Few. Kevin Pangos, a freshman guard from Newmarket, Ont. who has already earned a starting role with the Bulldogs, raved about his new teammate and captain. “I love Rob, he’s a great guy,” he said. “I love to be around him. He’s really supportive as well and helps us freshmen get into the rhythm of the season.” When asked if Sacre was being treated like a rock star in Vancouver, Pangos laughed. “Rob’s always a big rock star,” he said. “He’s a big personality, he’s a great guy, everybody on the team loves him and really values his presence.” Sacre said he tried not to get too caught up in squeezing every ounce out of his trip home,

but the nerves did show early in the game. By the end, however, he was relishing every moment. “I tried to keep it low-key as much as possible,” he said. “I’m not trying to do too much, I’m just trying to treat it like another game but it’s amazing to see all the crowd, all the people out here.” The Bulldogs are now ranked in the top 20 in the NCAA and this season they’ll be fighting to win their 12th consecutive West Coast Conference regular season title while booking their annual ticket to the March Madness tournament. If the NBA returns in time for the 2012 draft, Sacre is currently projected as a second round pick. On the academic side he already has a degree from Gonzaga and is now pursuing a masters in sports management. In the Gonzaga team photo all of the players are standing in a row, smiling the forced smiles of a posed athlete. In the middle, though, is Sacre with a huge grin on his face. He’s not standing either. He’s riding a giant statue of a bulldog. Vancouver used to be Rob Sacre’s kingdom. Now it’s obvious he rules a new land.

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Osborne, Wanda

October 11, 1924 - November 12, 2011

Wanda Marguerite Osborne (née Baldock) died on Saturday the 12th of November at her home with her family at her side. She was 87. She is survived by her sister Maxine, six children, 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was born the third of four children in 1924 in Brandon, MB. Her family soon moved to Winnipeg where, at an early age, Wanda was enrolled in ballet classes by her mother, who hoped that ballet would help Wanda grow taller. In high school she continued with dancing, she played violin in the school orchestra, and she was a member of the speed skating team. After high school Wanda enrolled in Sciences at the University of Manitoba because she was good at figures and because that was the only course her father would pay for (he was an engineer), but after her second year she landed a job at the Wheat Pool where she made “real money” so she chose to continue working instead of returning to school. During WWII Wanda was a member of the Victory Dance Troupe, a group of dancers who entertained the troops in Winnipeg, as well as being featured at other events such as the Undertakers Convention. She often volunteered to attend dances put on by the USO and it was here that she met Jim Osborne, a young doctor-in-training. Wanda and Jim married in 1945 and when Jim graduated in 1946 the couple went to Pangnirtung on Baffin Island, where Jim was the medical officer, coroner and justice of the peace while Wanda figured out what to do with the 700 lbs. of flour that was part of their year’s worth of SPACE groceries. In Pangnirtung, Wanda gave birth to the first two of their BOOKING children and it was reported that the births went well, despite the For: PATRICIA fact that her husband was the attending OSBORNE obstetrician. Rep: After three years in the north, TAgrios Wanda and her husband moved to Ad#: 1339803 Edmonton where Wanda gave birth to two more children and in her “spare” time, took modeling jobs, one of which was for ESSO. In 1956 Wanda and her family moved to Kamloops, where she gave birth to two more children and continued her modeling career. She also became an enthusiastic skier who apparently skied right up to that day in February when she gave birth to twins. In 1958 the family moved to North Vancouver and later to West Vancouver, where Wanda, as well as raising her children, worked at Bonnie’s in Edgemont Village. When she became an empty-nester Wanda, who was now single, stayed connected to the younger generations by looking after children of travelling parents, as well as being, in the words of one of her granddaughters, a “kick-ass grandma.” She also spent years realizing her dream of travelling throughout the world. For many years Wanda was a member of the “pit crew” that organized the annual fundraising book sale at the West Vancouver Library and she volunteered as a cashier at the cafeteria of the West Vancouver Seniors’ Centre. For forty years Wanda was one of the regular walkers on the West Van seawall and she also enjoyed playing bridge, going to live theatre, doing the Saturday crossword puzzle and just staying home in her much-loved condo. Throughout her adult life, Wanda depended on a diverse group of girlfriends who supported her as she raised her children and then ventured out on her own. Wanda is remembered by her children Stephen, Tom, Judith, Patty, Jane, Jill, and their spouses; her grandchildren: Caitlin and Delaney Osborne Blewett; Robin, Cassia and Travis Osborne Streb; Manuel Osborne-Paradis; Adam, Miranda and Garette Osborne; Alana Diebel; Skylar Osborne; Kory, Mark, and Brian Hansen and her great-grandchildren: Julia Perroni, Nya and Paige Streb, Casey Schendlinger and Aubri Coehlo. Friends and family are invited to drop in to Wanda’s apartment on Sunday, November 27 from 2 to 6 pm to celebrate Wanda’s life. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation and direct them to the Home Care section of the Palliative Care Fund. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die. – Thomas Campbell

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BLOUDOFF - Paul (Grandpa Farley) Born Kamsask, Saskatchewan 1921. Died November 11, 2011. Predeceased by Grace, (Nana Farley) loving wife for nearly 60 years. Survived by sons, Sam, Alex and grandson Paul. During WWII, served on Allied and Canadian Merchant Ships. Member, League of Merchant Mariner Veteran’s of Canada. Prior to retirement, he was for many years a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 882. There will be no funeral or memorial service. Paul’s ashes and those of his beloved Grace, together, will be committed to the deep. Theirs was a good voyage. FINISHED WITH ENGINES

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FRANKLIN, Josephine (Joan) 1915-2011

With sorrow we share the passing of Mom. She died suddenly from a stroke on November 21, 2011 at Lions Gate Hospital. In 1925 Joan was born in Winnipeg to Katherine and Joseph Wlazlo. She was the youngest of her sisters, Phyllis, Bert, and Marie. Leaving behind her beloved sister Marie, son Gregory, daughter-in-law Sylvie, grandson Jean-Luc , a large extended family, and friends. She will meet her husband John in heaven on their November 22 wedding anniversary. A celebration of Joan’s life will be held at West Vancouver Baptist Church, 450 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver on Friday November 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. nsnews.com

Lara Thordarson

December 5, 1917 to November 15, 2011 Lara was born in Selkirk, Manitoba, the first of five children of Sigridur and Theodore Thordarson. Icelandic was her first language and thus began her lifelong interest in preserving the language and culture of Iceland in Canada. Lara’s early education took place in Selkirk followed by admission to the St. Boniface School of Nursing in 1937 where she topped her class. This was only the first of many educational successes. After nursing in Selkirk for two years, Lara received a bursary to study nursing education at the University of Toronto. She achieved a graduate degree and spent a number of years on the faculty of nursing there. Lara’s later quest for knowledge led her to attain Bachelor of Arts, Master of Social Work and Master of Education degrees. In 1948 Lara moved to Vancouver to take a position as a public health nurse, followed by promotion to Assistant Superintendent of Public Health and mental health consultant. In 1952 she accepted a two year appointment by the World Health Organization to set up a degree program in nursing at the University of Alexandria in Egypt. She traveled extensively during this period, and for the rest of her life she loved to explore the world, often choosing to pursue an educational theme in her travels. After resuming her public health career in Vancouver, Lara went to Winnipeg to set up a program to educate and licence practical nurses. She returned to Vancouver in 1966 and took up the position of Director of Nursing for the City of Vancouver from which she retired in 1982. Lara’s retirement was almost as busy as her working life, as she embraced volunteerism and traveled extensively. Lara enjoyed a large circle of friends with whom she traveled, played bridge, and read the Icelandic sagas. Throughout her life Lara was deeply involved with her family. She and her siblings established the beloved family summer cottage, “Toad Hall,” in the late ‘50s as a place where all the generations would spend time together. Lara faithfully spent three weeks there every summer, catching up on her reading and dispensing sensible advice to the large and ever growing brood of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was very happy with the addition of a great-great niece to the throng. Lara was predeceased by her beloved sisters, Helga and Freida, sisterin-law Nancy Thordarson and brother-in-law Robert Christopher, and is survived by brothers Ted and Roy, brother-in-law Ross Henderson, sister-in-law Maxine Thordarson, nieces and nephews Carol (Doug) Botting, Helen (Doug) Bing, Nancy Henderson, Ted Jr Thordarson, Helga (Mark) Thordarson, David (Arlene) Thordarson, Ian (Susan) Thordarson, and Dana (Peter) Thordarson, sixteen great nieces and great nephews and one great-great niece. Lara’s life was long and productive. Her influence was felt by those with whom she worked, her many friends, and most importantly her large and loyal extended family. The family extends deep thanks to her wonderful caregivers, Venus, Neng, Connie and Honie. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. A service in honour of her memory will be held on Friday, November 25 at 11 a.m. in Oakridge Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Salvation Army, Covenant House, or Oakridge Lutheran Church in Lara’s memory.

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COX - Anthony (Tony) MacKenzie Sep 17, 1951 – Nov 18, 2011 Tony died peacefully in the North Shore Hospice with Judy and Samantha at his side. Born in Scunthorpe England, he moved to South Africa in the late sixties. After their wedding, Tony and Judy immigrated to Canada, settling first in Prince Rupert where their daughter Samantha was born and then made North Vancouver their home. Tony lived life to the fullest, always eager for new adventures and experiences. Family and friends will especially remember Tony for his amazing gift of the gab, avid love of camping, cycling, running, karate, and anything with an engine. He was also the Past Master of Burrard Lodge #50 and served as Grand Steward of Grand Lodge of BC & Yukon AF&AM. Tony will be deeply missed by a huge number of friends and family from all around the world. Judy and Samantha wish to thank the staff in the oncology department and on the palliative ward at Lions Gate Hospital, for their excellent care and attention. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Pancreatic Cancer Foundation at www.bccancerfoundation.com or call 604-877-6040. A memorial service will be held at the North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver on Sunday, November 27th at 2:00 p.m. Tony touched everyone he met in a very particular way - he was unforgettable! We are blessed to have had him in our lives.

Van Dyke, Ulbe March 18, 1931 - Oct. 26, 2011 Ulbe Van Dyke, surrounded by family, passed away suddenly near his home in London, Ont. North Shore families may remember the acclaimed Van Dyke Studio, located in Park Royal Mall. His studio opened in the South Mall when it was first built and remained there for three decades. "Van" was a national award-winning photographer, but it was the invitation to capture his client's most personal moments that mattered most to him. For many families, he photographed three generations of memories and today, his beautiful photos still hang in countless North Shore homes. His family, though, will remember a fun-loving character and a gifted artist that went beyond the art of photography. In earlier years he loved to sail with his family in Deep Cove, and later in life, enjoyed swimming and travelling with Pat, his present wife of more than 29 years. Van visited family in Holland regularly and enjoyed skating the dikes and lakes. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Pat, his three brothers, his children, Jacqueline, Peter, Anita and David, his stepchildren, Michael, John, and Beth, and his many grandchildren. At Van's request, no service will be held, but the family welcomes contact at vandykefamily@telus.net. Help us celebrate 80 years of beautiful living.

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GRAY - Lillian August 1913 – November 2011 Lillian died peacefully at Inglewood Care Home after a long and happy life the age of 98. Lillian loved her family and many friends and will be remembered as a warm hearted beautiful lady with a wonderful smile. Predeceased by her beloved husband Stan and son Martin and Robert Gray (husband). Left to mourn are her son John (Eileen) and daughter Jennifer (Peter), 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Memorial Service 2:00pm, November 29, 2011, First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. “Those we love don’t go away They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard but always near Still loved, still missed and very dear.”

MACDONALD, Jacquelyn Ruth, 85 years, passed away peacefully on November 17th. Jacquie is survived by Harry, her husband of 65 years; daughters, Dianne, Karen, Marion, Nancy and Valerie; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many long-time, close friends from Queen Mary, Lord Byng, Kits, UBC and the Alpha Gams. She was loving and generous and always had a setting at the table for a stranger. Jacquie will be dearly missed by all. Many thanks to Tareheh for her love and care these last few months. A family gathering will be held at a later date. If you desire, please make a donation to Covenant House in Vancouver - she had a special place in her heart for youth. For those wishing to share a memory of Jacquelyn, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com

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WHITE, Russell Graham Davis Feb. 28, 1930 – Nov. 11, 2011 Russell lost his valiant stuggle with COPD and numerous other serious health challenges, passing away in the Lions Gate Hospital with his family by is side. He leaves behind his loving wife Georgie, children Allen (Bonnie), Gordon (Anna) Christine (Bob), grandchildren Jeremy (Tasha) Graham, Russell, Kastle, Krystofer and great grandchildren Dominic and Hana. Russell leaves behind a legacy of accomplisments that are too numerous to mention but his passion for model railroading and art were closest to his heart. Russell spent most of his working life in the lumber industry, starting with East Kootenay Lumber in Fernie, B.C., finishing his working career with Canfor in Vancouver B.C. A memorial service will be held at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC on November 25, 2011 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation in Russell’s memory. Condolences may also be sent through First Memorial at the following web address; http:/ /www.firstmemorialfuneral.com/ northvan/nv-serviceopt.html

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MADIUK - Deborah Louise(Reid ) Born in Vancouver March 31 1948 aged 63 , passed away in her home Nov 10 2011 surrounded by love with her family at her side. She is survived by her brother Donald Reid ( Shauna McCool),her daughter Kyla Madiuk ( Chris Prentice), son Reid Madiuk (Stacy McSherry), her adored grandchildren, Savannah & Jacob Prentice, Chase Madiuk, and many other family & friends. Deborah came here to love, and more than love she did. She touched the lives of so many, holding a very special place in our hearts. She will be remembered for her unconditional love, generousity, welcoming and open arms, and beautiful heart& soul. We will miss her so dearly as she joins other angels, taking her place in Heaven. We love you Deborah, we love you Mum, we love you Nana. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lion’s Gate Hospital Foundation or the BC Cancer Foundation. Service to be held at St.David’s United Church in West Vancouver, Friday Nov. 25, 2011 at 12:00 noon.

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Announcements

GET PAID - GROW MARIJUANA Legally. Educational seminar, Victoria. December 3 & 4 th. Legal/medical/cultivation MMj. Tickets - greenlineacademy.com or 250 870-1882.

Coming Events Caregiver Support Project Presents:

MEDICATIONS AND THE DEMENTIAS Free Event No Registration Required

Learn about different types of medication used in treatment. Engage in an Q&A with Dr. Stephen Kiraly, psychiatrist. Bring your questions!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Welsh Hall, West Vancouver Memorial Library 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

For more information contact: Helen Wait, 604-982-3313 • helen.wait@nscr.bc.ca This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program.

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Lost & Found

Ambleside Orchestra

New Horizons Concert Conducted by Nicholas Krusek Sat, Nov 25th 7:30 pm West Van United Church 2062 Esquimalt Ave West Van Admission by donation ($15) Information 604 922 1035

LOST BENGAL CAT Please help me find my brown marble Bengal cat. Desperate. Any information please Call: (604) 842-4474

Accounting

EARN UP TO $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. Experience Not Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! www.MyShopperJobs.com

Career Services/ Job Search

GET PAID DAILY! NOW ACCEPTING: Simple P/T & F/T Online Computer Related Work. No experience is needed. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.BCWOC.com

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MEDICAL OFFICE, Trainees Needed! Accelerated job training & Placement is available. No Experienced Needed! Call now for details! 1-888-834-2180

General Employment

Annual X-MAS SALE Brand Name SKI, BOARD & SKATE

Excellent Gifts & Prices

Sat Sun, Nov 26th, 27th, 9-5 Sat/Sun. Dec 3rd & 4th 9-5 1453 Lonsdale (Downstairs) BUY brand name outerwear, goggles, hoodies,snowboard boots, gloves, pants, skate shoes, skis, boards & more!

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CHLOE IS still missing. She is a small grey and white cat with no tail. Last seen on Premier St. in North Van. Please call 604-725-0287. FOUND WOMANS ATHLETIC BAG, Upper Lynn Valley. Call identify 604-998-3532

LOST LYNXPOINT CAT, Blue eyes, white chest, striped body. Last seen at 20th and Gordon. Any information. Substantial reward. Call (604)922-8875 LOST SET of KEYS in Central North Van, Lonsdale area, Pls call 604-981-9668 LOST WALLET, mans gray & black leather, Fri night Nov 18th, betwn 17th St & Braemar Pl, N Van. Reward offered if returned in tack. 604-984-6021

LOST KEYS Pink spiril wrist attachment Canada key, Nov.15, Westmount/ South Ridge Call: (604) 922-8194

LOST Large Silver Necklace Large Silver necklace, lost perhaps around Boundry Road School. Please contact Karin at 604 988-6962. Call: (604) 988-6962 LOST Labradoodle Dog Ginger Female Labradoodle, lost @ Garden Ave/Capilano Road Sun 20th NOV. much loved and missed family pet. Please Call: (778) 230-3862

Lost? LABRADOODLE, FEMALE, Ginger color, curly coat, 22' high, her name is 'Lily', lost Garden Avenue, North Vancouver at 5.30am today (Sunday). Much loved, REWARD! 604-355-9881

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General Employment

ACCOUNTING & Payroll Trainees needed. Large & small firms seeking certified A&P staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-424-9417.

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Up to 80% off

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Our Accounting Department is looking to fill a F/T permanent

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

position to start immediately. The successful candidate must have the basic accounting knowledge; excellent computer skills with the ability to learn new systems easily and accurately; possess strong administrative and organization skills as well as attention to detail; good communications and timemanagement skills; ability to work independently with minimal or no supervision and to handle multiple tasks; strong work ethic and proactive attitude is essential. We provide a competitive remuneration package, comprehensive benefit plan and a friendly working environment. Please send resume attention to: SUSAN MABANTA CAPILANO VOLKSWAGEN INC. 1151 Marine Drive North Vancouver, BC or by email: susan@capvwaudi.com No phone calls please and only those shortlisted will be notified

HOUSE CLEANER required for North Shore Co. P/T to start could lead to F/T. $15/hr. Call after 5pm 604-315-8810

Sales associates/Dog Groomer "Woof!, Meow" The Bone and Biscuit Company is opening in Deep Cove ft/ pt. Full time groomer needed (opportunity for your own business). Email resume to dandsconrad@shaw.ca

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Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca

NEED EXTRA INCOME

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

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requires an Experienced Driver Coordinator/ Supervisor and an Experienced Sales Person for new business development (own car required) please send resumes to gm@sunshinecabs.ca or fax 604 929-8644

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS installed. www. affordahomeservices.ca Reas rates. 778-386-3783

Annual Arts & Crafts Fair Free Admission

Nov. 26th 11am - 3pm 150 West 29th Street North Vancouver

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With Christmas on its way, here’s your chance to find something special!

U Cut & Fresh Cut 9AM - 8PM DAILY Family fun in a festive atmosphere. Carols and complimentary candy canes. Saws provided.

9th ANNUAL COMMUNITY

CRAFT FAIR

Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 am - 3:30 pm Renfrew Park Community Centre 2929 E. 22nd Ave., Van.

604-257-8388

It is a place to find unique gifts & if you are a crafty sort, come & sell your handmade items.

Silver Harbour Christmas Bazaar Sat. Nov 26 10am - 3pm

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

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Medical/Dental

MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126. POST RN CERTIFICATE in Perioperative Nursing. Online theory, hands-on skills lab, clinical practicum. January / September intakes. ORNAC Approved. GPRC Grande Prairie, Alberta; www.gprc.ab.ca. 1-888-539-4772.

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Free Admission

Churchill House Retirement Community

Home Support

LIVE IN CAREGIVER req’d, for 70 yr old suffering from Spondylosis. Must be strong but lively. $8/hr. 604-928-0958 evenings

Christmas Corner

Decorations/ Trees

General Employment

SUNSHINE CABS

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Fairs/Bazaars

Christmas Craft Fair

Chief Joe Mathias Recreation Centre Sat. & Sun. Nov. 26th & 27th 9am - 5pm Over 65 Tables!

FREE ADMISSION

144 E. 22nd St., N. Van

100 Capilano Road North Vancouver 604-980-6338

9th Annual

(cash or cheque only)

24488 52 Ave. Langley West off 248 St.

ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

604-856-4889

Saturday, Dec. 3 • 10am-5pm Sunday, Dec. 4 • 10am-4pm

Nativity Exhibit & Craft Fair

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Gym 3010 Tsleil-Waututh Rd., North Van. 60 vender tables available $ 35/day or $60 for both days

Saturday, Nov. 26th • 10:00am-3:30pm

For more information please contact

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❄ Friday, Nov. 25th • 6:30pm-8:30pm

Nativity Exhibits, Craft Fair, GardenWorks Workshops, Carollers & Seasonal Music, Children's Space, Kids Only Shop, Christmas Café & refreshments.

HIGHLANDS UNITED CHURCH 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver 604-980-6071 www.highlandsunited.org

Concession Open daily

Jen Thomas @ 604-924-4667 or email: jthomas@twnation.ca Everyone Welcome, come share your gifts, or buy a little.

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Medical/Dental

WORK FROM HOME. Find out why over 1,285 CanScribe Career College Medical Transcription graduates, aged 18–72, can’t be wrong. FREE INFORMATION. 1-800-466-1535. www.canscribe.com. admissions@canscribe.com

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Postmedia Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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Management

SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

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MASTER carpenter / renovation general contractor All round renovation specialist for complete renovation, maintenenace and construction projects for our one principal client who owns residential rental properties. Master carpenter with working and practical skills in all other trades related to the renovation and construction industry. Own your own vehicle and all required tools. $45 per Hour Email to avertone@shaw.ca WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. - $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call for appointment or send resume to: Joe Bowser 780-846-2231 office, joe@autotanks.ca or Jamie Flicek 780-846-2241 fax; cindy@autotanks.ca.

FEATURED EMPLOYMENT STRONGSTART PROGRAM Facilitator Contract Posting CON-2011-01 Part-time position (8 hours/week) January 2012 to June 2012

West Vancouver School District is seeking an experienced parent participation preschool facilitator to coordinate and deliver the StrongStart program at Hollyburn Elementary School in School District 45 (West Vancouver). The program operates from 12pm to 2:50pm, and the working hours would be 11:30am to 3:30pm, two days a week. StrongStart’s centres are suitable for preschool-aged children of any age. The facilitator will be responsible for coordinating teaching plans with the primary Facilitator in charge, concentrating on literacy and numeracy skills, providing information on parent education, community resources and interacting with adults and children in an atmosphere of trust and respect. Required qualifications include an ECE certificate, a Community Care Facilities Branch B.C. License to Practice, a valid Child Safe First Aid Certificate, a clear Criminal Record Review, and a class 5 driver’s license and access to own vehicle. Please email applications directly to ltomlinson@sd45.bc.ca, quoting CON 2011-01. Closing date for the receipt of the applications is 1:00 p.m. on December 2, 2011.

PARKING LOT AMBASSADORS Park Royal will be hiring 8-10 people to assist with directing the heavy traffic flow that our parking lots will experience over the Holiday season. Parking Attendants will be primarily responsible for the immediate communication (via a two-way radio), to designated individuals at Park Royal, up.to.the.minute observations and information regarding the status of Park Royal’s parking lots, (i.e. main areas of congestion, points of parking availability, and any other parking concerns observed). This information will be delivered to an individual who will broadcast the information over the Park Royal FM radio station and other social media outlets - twitter, facebook, etc. Park Royal is offering this new Customer Service program for the first time and it is important that our Attendants are committed to the success of this service. REQUIREMENTS (Must Have) · ability to work independently · ability to remain calm, observant, and productive under pressure · ability to comfortably interact and communicate with customers who may be very frustrated with the parking situation · excellent conversational English.....radio communication will require the ability to speak clearly, with authority, and be clearly understood on the receiving radio · will be working mainly outside in the cold, rain, snow ....so must have the appropriate winter clothing (footwear, hat, gloves, jacket) . Will be supplied with safety gear (appropriate reflective lighting and radios) · Punctual and dependable DETAILS · shifts will likely be 6 hours (still be determined) · hours 1pm to 8pm, daily December 1 – 31, 2011 · Wage is $12/hour Please, submit your resume to nsmall@parkroyal.ca

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For Sale Miscellaneous

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HOSPITAL BED, new condition, new $2600, offers 604-987-0429 MOVING SALE - Everything in excellent, contents of whole house - all must go! Call for appt 604-922-3366, 604-836-3146 NATIONAL BILLIARD table 5ftx9ft, classic style, new green felt, $500. 604-926-9167 NATIONAL POOL TABLE 9x5 1' slate 1st $200 take. 9 drawer dresser , mirror $80. Dining table, 6 oak chairs $200. 604-988-1506

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Antiques

RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR 175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode! SUN DEC 4 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Dr, 604-980-3159 Admission: $5

Art & Collectibles

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Pen Delfin

Collection of 196 different Pen Delfin pieces. Would like to sell all together for $20,000 but will sell individual pieces. Most pieces come with original box. Please phone 604-467-8914.

Fuel

A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Pick up or delivered. Rod 604-985-7193

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Furniture

CDN MAHOGANY bookcases, persian rugs. English rattan furn, rosewood chairs. 604-913-8923 JAYCEE Oak s/board $200, 2 nite tbls $75ea, dresser $100, cheval mirror $150 604-926-9167 MOVING SALE, hardwood qu bed, night stand, sofas, patio furn, desk, lawn mower & edger, 10ft ladder & more 604-719-6156

Apartments & Condos

2BDRM/1BTH Edgemont Village Luxury Seniors Condo 55+ building. Online: http://bit.ly/sI6m5h; $1,850 Monthly Call: (604) 986-1953

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

Bach from $830 1 Bdrm from $1130 2 Bdrm from $1630 City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.

RENTALS 778-727-0159 rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

1 BR $950. large, bright, garden level, carpet, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. 604-618-8338 1 BR, W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, avail Dec. 1, refs req’d. 604-960-0452 130 EAST 17th ST. N.V. 1 Bdrm Apt in quiet adult bldg. Walk-up. Avail Dec 1. Incl H/HW, Lge. Locker & Parking. $780 Al 604-266-1364 Coldwell Bank Premier Realty 2 BR 2 baths, hardwood, central Lonsdale, patio, prkg, wd, NS, NP $1950+util Dec 15, 604-926-5929 2 BR bright spacious, top flr, central Lonsdale, quiet well kept bldg. ns, np, avail now. $1189 incl heat/hw, prkg. 604-904-7545 7TH FLR Penthouse unit, 2 br, 2 bath, 1 prkg, 1 storage, short or long term, 160 3rd St, N Van, Envy bldg, $2500 incls heat, hw & gas, avail now 778-773-4276 1 BEDROOM: 365 East 2nd Street, N.Van, bright corner suite w LARGE south facing deck, top floor, h/w & d/w. $1250 incl heat & h/w Dec 15/Jan1st 604.726.4884

KIDS furniture quality pine bed/ desk/night table set, gray stain /pink trim. $ 280 Call: (604) 728-4847 email: fleur975@hotmail.ca OAK FILE CABINET, 2 drawers $100. 2 British India rugs, off white with floral design, 7x9, excellent cond, just cleaned $250 ea. 604-922-3874

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Garage Sale

NORTH VANCOUVER, Moving Sale, 619 East 16th Grand Blvd.: Saturday November 19, 10 AM - 1 PM, Household items and tools. Rain or Shine.

West Vancouver 92-HUGE INDOOR MOVING SALE Sat & Sun, Nov 26 & 27 10am-3pm. 1975 Russet Way Furniture, beds, dressers, etc, office furniture, tools, garden tools, lots of household items, Everything must go.

Lumber/Building Supplies

BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

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Musical Instruments

PETROF PIANO 45 inch upright, in exc condition, $1200 604-926-9167

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Apartments & Condos

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West Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR Large $1150, Dec. 1st Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

Furniture

DBL BED, Ikea frame $125. Dbl bed, brass style headboard $50, Ikea Niklas storage unit $50, two 21’’ reg TVs $10 ea. all good cond 604-985-9872

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RENTALS 6505

2075

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Bachelor $895 & 1 BR $1095 Avail Now. Ocean view. Indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls.

2 BR suites available December 1st starting at $1800/M. 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.

Call 604-986-3356 MOVE IN BONUS!! 1 BR Great Location

avail Dec 1st starting from $1,125 - $1300 Seasonal swimming pool & 1 cat ok. Quick commute to Seabus! Concrete bldg, storage, heat & h/water included. Nr all ammens.

604-985-2926

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking avail. ★2 BR. $1365 ★ Updated 1 BR. $1040 No pets, 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com WOODCROFT: 1 bdrm, one 2 bdrm, one Studio. 1 year lease. ns, np. Utils. incld. COLLIERS - 604-926-2012

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West Van Apt. Rentals

WESTWIND APTS. 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van 2 BR, ocean views, cat OK, Senior discount. Parking/Storage. 604-913-0734

Recycler

24’’ TV, working. You pick-up 604-926-7087 CAR RAMPS (2), 1 manual typewriter. all free for pickup, call 604-921-6301

FREE DIRT - Delivered for free. North & West Van. Minimum 5 yards. 604-985-4211 LOVESEAT, VELVET taupe, high back, good cond, you pickup 778-882-7816

PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s avail Dec. 5th. By appt. 604-921-7800

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

1 & 2 Bdrm Suites 1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.)

Spectacular Views, Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Pool Rent includes all utilities.

1-877-273-8716 935 Marine Drive

Dogs

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Dogs

ADORABLE PUPS, small breeds great family pets, non shed, credit card ok $400 & up. 604-542-8892

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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ROI ANNUAL MASSIVE WAREHOUSE SALE Nov 24, 25, 26 3058 Beta Ave., Burnaby

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $400 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

Livestock/ Poultry

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Sports Equipment

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CHOC LAB puppies, vet checked, reg parents, ready to go. $550. 1-604-701-1587

Snow Board & Ski Blow Out. Option Snow Boards $99 +, Movement Skis $199 +, Packs, Merino, Gloves & Apparrel. For details: www.roirecreation.com

LAYING BROWN HENS. Tame. Laying well. $8.00 each. Cloverdale. ★ 604-541-0007

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Cats

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

LABRADOODLE PUPS, black & chocolate, 1st shots, dewormed, $750, Abbts. 1-604-751-4048

PUG Puppies Fawn, 8 wks. avail. Dec 3. vet checked, dewormed, 1st. shots. $750 Call: (604) 888-5679 email: pchoj@shaw.ca PB English Springer Spaniel Puppies 16 weeks old We have four male, black and white Springer Spaniel puppies $750 Call: (604) 505-1620 email: c.j.f@telus.net

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PIT BULL pups (Razor Edge) dewormed, 1st shots, view parents $400. Ph 604-845-6444

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier X German Shepard pup, female 11 wk 1st shots $250. 604-983-8025

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

Studio & 2 BR avail. Excellent views, rents incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms on premises. Walk to beach & shops. No Pets. 1552 Esquimalt. 604-922-8443

BAYVIEW APTS

1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br 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

WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt Ave. Studio Apt. Available. 604-990-2971

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Furnished Accommodation

1 BR + small den, bright, fully renovated throughout, furnished & equipped, inlc’d wd, hydro & cable, private entry on garden level, ns, np, East 4th, $1250, 604-644-8590 or 604-990-0981 4 BR + 1 den, EXECUTIVE furnished, beautiful newer house, nice large yards, Grand Blvd. $4800. Dec 1. 778-322-1688

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Houses - Rent

3 BR 1bath W. VAN furnished, $2500 including utils, ns/np, avail now. 778-839-8305

Call: (778) 960-7529 or E-mail: fun@playfurpaws.ca www.playfurpaws.ca

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6590

5BR, 3 bath beautiful, N. Van, f/p, 3br 2 ba up, 2 br 1 ba ste 1st floor, all appl, $2850. 604-921-7281. BOWEN ISLAND 3 br upper fp, wd, ns. Pet ok. Ideal for families, nr bus. $1250 avail now 604.837.1700 BRITISH PROP, Chartwell, panoramic view, 4000sf, 4br+den ns np, Jan 1, $3998. 604-922-6789 DEEP COVE semi waterfront 1 br $1875, 2 br $2675, 3 br $4550, ns, fantastic view 604-929-5191

LEAVENWORTH DAY TRIP Christmas Lighting Festival DECEMBER 17TH From St. James School, Townline Rd. Parking lot 7AM. From West Vancouver Park Royal south mall 6AM with pick up locations in Coquitlam and Surrey. Call Dora at 604-984-3020 or 1-866-984-3020

5505

DIAL-A-LAW: ACCESS free information on BC law. 604-687-4680; 1.800.565.5297; ww.dialalaw.org (audio available). LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE: need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1.800.663.1919

1 BR, furn, own bath, Upper Lonsdale, 1 blk to bus, $750 incl TV, dinner, w/d, suit 1 person/ student. 604-987-2839

Shared Accommodation North Vancouver

1 BR $525 inclusive in shared house, mid Lonsdale, renovated, ns np, avail now. 604-990-4257 1 BR in house, female only, $595 all incl, dinner included, priv entry. Jones & 18th. 604-904-5183 SHARE 3 BR furnished house, near bus stop, Cap U & shops, avail now $450, 604-929-9667

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR bsmt, like new, Upper Lonsdale own entry, Dec 15 np ns suit 1, $875 all incl 604-984-7010 1 BR bsmt ste, Upper Lynn Valley, own entry, suits 1, np $700 incl utils & cable 604-988-2561 1 BR Dundarave deluxe ste new home, 9’ ceiling, f/p w/d, priv entry & patio, np $1350. 778-996-9011 1 BR spacious bsmt ste, Northlands area, N Van, insuite laundry, np $1050. 604-644-9621 2 BDRM, $1275 + utils, g/l, great garden, f/p, reno, quiet upper Lynn, n/s, Dec 1. 604-614-9854

6602

4BDRM/2.5BTH Upper Caulfeild 4BR dramatic exec and family home, Caulfeild/Rockridge schools, fab deck and view. Small Pets OK $3,900 Monthly Call: (778) 863-3908 1028 Canyon Blvd. N.Vancouver $3,500 Monthly Call: (778) 863-0088 email: cfmbeiwen@gmail.com

2 BR beautiful garden level, W.Van, 4 appl, f/p, Dec 1, ns, $1290 + 1/2 util. 604-921-7281.

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR, Edgemont, 1200sf, private, quiet, w/d, d/w, n/s, cat ok, $1400 incl utils, 2 adults 604-725-5832 2 BR, West Van, 5 appl, nr bus, $1100 incl utils/cable, N/S, N/P, Avail Dec 1. 604-926-4653 3 BR grnd flr ste, recently renovated, 1500 sf, Grand Blvd area, d/w, f/p, $1800 incls cable, net, ns np 604-626-1626

2BDRM/1BTH BRAND NEW SUITE Beautiful suite with private entrance and alarm system. The suite has marble and hardwood floors with radiant in floor heating. Full kitchen and bathroom with granite counter top and private in suite Laundry. Ample street parking available. Located on bus route. Utilities, cable and wi-fi included. Available December 1st. No Pets/No Smoking $1,350 Monthly Call: (604) 218-3200 1BDRM/1BTH Grand Blvd Area dream location, near parks, transit, shopping & more. 1000 s ft 1br, 1 bath legal bsmnt suite, lots of storage. in suite laundry. gas/hydro included. suited to a professional couple or single. street parking only. please n/s, n/p. references required. No Pets $1,100 Monthly janicejeff@shaw.ca

6605

Townhouses Rent

LARGE 2 BR, 1 bath, nr Cap Suspension Bridge, quiet bldg, private rear court yard. NOW, n/s, n/p Ref’s, $1400, 604-250-1522

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Avail Dec - June furn room ns np, heritage home, share kitchen/bth. grandmanor.net 604-988-6082

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4 BR Canyon Heights, bright, 2 lvls, 2800 sf, hardwood, solarium, pool, jacuzzi, a/c, Handsworth catchment, $3400, avail now. Call Masie 604-780-8064

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HIGHLAND DR. 908-7368, 3 BR, 2.5 baths, garage, pet ok, lease $2700.

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

PLAY FUR PAWS DOG DAYCARE...NOW OPEN!!! Play Fur Paws facility is a brand new, spacious, fun-filled indoor and outdoor play area for your beloved canine companions. With its seperate small dog areas, this 11,000 square foot property offers the socialisation, exercise and fun that your dog deserves and needs... $27 per day (See website for discount packages)

3 BR, Ambleside, W Van, 2 baths, big garden level rec room, 2300sf, newly renovated, deck, dbl garage $3500. Dec 1. 778-322-1688

A SHORT STAY North Shore & Kitsilano 1 & 2 br + p/house. 4-6 mth Renos, families, execs 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com

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Boarding

HORSE self board 2 acre pasture, secure fencing, barn with 2 stalls complete w/water electricity. Storage for hay/tack. $50 per horse per mth. Agassiz area. Avail now. Gord 604-796-9623

Health Products & Services

Pet Services

IF YOU like the Bernese but not the up keep these pups are for you. Call for more info on these Entlebuchers. Ph 604-795-7662

WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt Ave. 1 BR Oceanview. Available. 604-990-2971 Luxury Over The Seawall! 3Br. pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

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COFFEE TABLE, light oak, bottom shelf, 16'H x 50' W x 20'deep. free for pick up. 604-988-0286

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Beautiful Large Suites 230 E 16th St. 2 BR $1295. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease. Viewing 12-1pm & 7-7:30 pm 604-618-5403

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Warehouse/ Commercial

705 WEST 15th North Van. 4,000 sq ft up and down office warehouse. Call 604-684-5133

2 BR + Den, $2000. Dundarave W Van, new, garden level, own nice yard, gourmet kitchen, d/w, w/d. Avail now. 778-322-1688 2 BR & den Dec.1, recent reno garden suite, Lower Lonsdale, 1,000 sf, priv entry/yard, wd, fp, NS NP, $1325 incl 604-990-6730

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Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD, 31,400kms, C6074

$16,999

$13,499

4cyl, auto, well equipped, C7476

From $17,999

2010 Smart Car

Passion model, only 23,000kms, red, C7521

$11,499

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan

Stow ‘N Go, auto, 50,400kms, front and rear A/C, C4631

$14,499

*Plus $199 doc fee on all vehicles

Sales • Leasing • Rentals

9125

Domestic

Capilano Volkswagen

2011 Mazda 2

1151 Marine Drive, North Van

4 dr hatch, auto, a/c, 22,300kms, pwr windows & locks, CD, C6827

604-985-0694 www.capilanovw.ca

From $13,499

2007 Infiniti G35 Sport

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8

Internet Sale Price $22,988

Internet Sale Price $36,988

Auto, 67,000kms, loaded, Bluetooth, BCAA inspected, St#11208a

2011 Hyundai Sonata

2003 Audi A4 Cabrio Silver black leather. Local one owner car. Timeless classic. $14995

CONVERTIBLE 1979 Fiat Spider 2000 72,533 kms, $4,950, (778) 772-6975

4dr, auto, pwr group, 45, 000kms, remote start, BCAA inspected, St#12023A

6.1L V8, navigation, completely equipped, BCAA inspected, stk#11293A

1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE purple, 5 speed, 4 cyl, 180K, whole car great cond $1400. 604-818-7315 2003 Pontiac Grand Am clean inside and out excellent run cond air cared new hankooks tire $800 funfit55@gmail.com sell$2750 cant insure 2 cars 604.728 8867

2010 Jeep Commander

AWD, fully equipped, leather, nav, 7 pass, 24,000kms, T4620

$26,999

2008 Jeep Commander 4x4

2005 Chev Colorado Reg Cab 4x2

Internet Sale Price $23,988

Internet Sale Price $9,988

7 pass, leather, sunroofs, 59,800kms, BCAA inspected

711B West 14th Street, North Vancouver 604-924-1080 NEW LOCATION ON THE SPOT FINANCING View More Fleet at www.nationalcarsales.ca

CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE Northshore

D#30625

1 owner, 57,350kms, red, auto, 5 cyl, BCAA inspected, #11283A

1600 MARINE DR., N.V. 604.980.8501

9135

C O S T

1976 CAMARO LT silver, body by Fisher, 350hp, 78,000 miles, 1 owner, air cared. $5000 604-986-1004

Parts & Accessories

2009 VW Beetle, 20km, local 1 owner, loaded, no accidents, n/s, price reduced. $18,995. 604-980-9519 or 604-968-9519

SNOW TIRES, as new, 2 steel belted radials Toyo 215/70R15. Both for $230. 604-985-6255

www.destinationchrysler.ca

Search. Research. Compare. C A R S

Sports & Imports

2008 VW Touareg V6 Sport 4x4, Grey w/ tan Leather, Sport Pkg, Nav, Tow, 19” Alloys, VW Certified $39,995 Stk# CV381

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in November, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095

9110

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Adrenalin AWD, SYNC, Nav,ABS, FULLY LOADED Call: (604) 808-7409

Auto Miscellaneous

SNOW TIRES, (4) BF Goodrich 195-60R14, used 1 winter only, $300 obo. Call 604-924-3637

Ask us for details

2WD & AWD, auto, pwr windows & locks, a/c, CD, C5943

9155

cont. from previous page

9145

Accelerate your car buying

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4x4, leather, loaded

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11 CADILLAC CTS SEDAN

09 PONTIAC VIBE

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Hatchback, auto, air, pwr grp

Roof, leather, loaded

OPTIMUM

9493200

Pwr group, low kms, air

OPTIMUM

V6, leather, roof

OPTIMUM

948650

851211

OPTIMUM

11 GMC YUKON SLE

03 CHEVY S10 CREW CAB LT

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09 NISSAN VERSA

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - North Shore News - A71

HOME SERVICES 8030

Carpentry

8080

Electrical

A RELIABLE carpenter. Doors, windows, finishing carp, decks, baths, cabinets, bsmt, flrs, repairs 25 yrs exp. Marc 604-789-7289 CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270 TRIM RITE INTERIORS. Base, Doors, Cabinetry, Stairs, Closets, Etc. Lloyd S. Tel: (604) 788-0947 STRUCTURAL CHANGES, framing, finishing, repairs. Professional & precise, 778-233-0559

8050

Chimney Services

SANTA’S CHIMNEY SERVICES Lifetime Guar. 778-340-0324 www.santaschimneyservices.com

8055

Cleaning

$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com METICULOUS CLEANING lady, excellent refs. 25 yrs exp. Mon to Fri spaces avail 604-788-7112 TOP NOTCH HOUSECLEANING Since 1972. Our customers & staff stay with us for years. For a free, inhome consultation call 604-329-5562 TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671 WE CLEAN TO DETAILS. Environmentally friendly, Exc refs. Sat guar. 778-668-6624 WITH ALL life throws at you, who has time to clean? Call Merry Maids. 604-980-6100

8060

Concrete

MORRISON CONCRETE Design, excavate, form & place all concrete. 604-988-2840

8073

Drainage

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000 DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER Call Tobias 604 782-4322

LIONS GATE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-973-0290

8075

Drywall

ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

Need a Plumber?

Bringing You a BRIGHT Future! Please visit us at

www.TCAelectric.ca 778-229-9480

- Indoor/Outdoor - Clean up, removal, etc. North Shore Do All Services. Michael 778-868-5079

# 1167 LIC. $25 service charge. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter. 617-1774

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

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

NORTH SHORE RES, many skills. Free estimates, Wally 604-700-6360

DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332 LICENSED ELECTRICIAN (#15232) Reas. rates. Small jobs ok 604-985-6654, 604-377-2200 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 604.649.1213 CEL 604.984.2313 Res/comm, Excavating, Bobcat, Trucking, Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Drainage, Landscaping. Hrly/Contract. Free Estimates.

8090

Fencing/Gates

Affordable Fencing & Decking Quality workmanship for 25 yrs. on the N. Shore, 604-929-6669

8100

Fireplaces

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

8125

Gutters

Alliance Windows &

• Professional Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning done by hand • Contract Pricing • Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate Work Done by Professionals

Fully Insured

604-723-2526

windowmansteve @gmail.com A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE • Gutter cleaning/repairs • Power washing • Window cleaning • WCB insured • Free estimates

604-984-4147 A CLEAR CHOICE WINDOW CLEANING! Gutters, Insured. Cell 604-328-0865

Find one in the Home Services section

Handyperson

Odd Job Services - Home & Garden - Rain or Shine

Power Washing

A PLUS TAPING & DRYWALL High quality, reasonable rates. Free estimates. 604-715-0400

8130

ALLIANCE GUTTER cleaning, windows by hand/power washing 15 yrs exp. Steven 604-723-2526 AT YOUR HOME GUTTERS North Van division. Installs, cleaning, repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189 North Shore Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-988-5294

flooring, drywall, painting 761-7745

8135

Hauling

CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101

8140

Heating

8175

Masonry

8200

27 YRS exp, new retaining walls & repair, cultured stone, facings & fireplaces. Call 604-780-7819

Patios/Decks/ Railings

8180

Home Services

NORTH SHORE Home Services Windows, gutters, power washing 604-988-5294

Moving & Storage

8185

AFFORDABLE MOVING

45

• Sunrooms • Aluminum patio/deck covers • Aluminum roof • Glass railings • Aluminum fencing • Auto gates Free Estimates 604-521-2688

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

8220

Plumbing

JOHNSON MECHANICAL • Plumbing • Heating & Gas • Residential • 24/7

604-925-0234

FREE ESTIMATES

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

Kitchens/Baths

604-537-4140

$60/HR. Specializing in Plumbing, Gas, Hot Water Tanks. 24/7. CJ’s Plumbing 604-440-6016

Plywood Kitchen Cabinets & Refacing, Counter Tops • In business 50 years 604-879-9191

10x10 STORAGE LOCKER $135 MOVING EVERYWHERE BEST PRICES ANYWHERE 604-710-2008 MOVERS.CA

BUDGET PLUMBING, No travel charge, No hidden fees. Free Estimate. $60/hour 604-726-0474

Local Movers big/small moves deliveries, rubbish removal $25 off. 604-928-1527, 604-925-3186

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Seniors Discount

8150

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby ON SITE Reno’s. Bathrooms remodelling. Mike 604-351-9316 www.onsiterenovations.com

8160

Lawn & Garden

Fall Services

SAME DAY SERVICE “More than just mowing!”

Yard Clean-ups • Hedges Pruning • Gutters • Aeration Lawn Mowing Christmas Lights Rubbish Removal

www.affordablemoversbc.com

DELBROOK 604-729-6695

TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8193

Oil Tank Removal

ALL-PRO

OIL TANK REMOVAL

Oil Tank Detection Oil Tank Removal Soil Remediation FREE ESTIMATES BEST PRICE GUARANTEED

778-223-8265

ALL-PRO TANK REMOVAL & Detection Best Price Guaranteed Free Est 778-223-8265

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000 GLOBAL PLUMBING Lic. Plumber/Gas fitter, $70/hr,

24/7. 604-987-7473, 604-721-6075,

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 Norvan Plumbing Heating&Gas Service -renos - construction. Lic. Bonded Ins. Matt 604-988-4644 SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

8225

Power Washing

A-1

PAINT CO.

Free Estimates

310-JIMS (5467) Book a job at: www.jimsmowing.ca

A.A. BEST PRO

LANDSCAPING LTD.

Lawn Maintenance, General Clean-Up, Tree Service, Trimming, Pruning. Free Est.

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

A.All Area Gardening Service • New Lawns • Maintenance • Pruning • Trimming • Topping • General Clean up Binder:

604-726-9153 604-926-1526 DHALIWAL GARDENING & LANDSCAPING Full yard maintenance, trimming, pruning, new & re-landscaping Residential • Commercial

604-889-0263

Cert. horticulturists 604-518-5661 Scott H. Design & Maintenance KatsuraLandscaping.ca

Christmas We do Flooring & Special Interior Finishing Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

604-723-8434 BGG PAINTING SERVICES

20 yrs interior painting Great quality for great price! References Available 604-722-6133 email: grz_gol@yahoo.ca

GALLERY PAINTING & Consultant LTD

Professional Painting Services Interior • Exterior Commercial• Residential Consulting • Advices 604.716.9527 mail@gallerypainting.net

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $108. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 QUALITY painting & wallpapering. Experienced & professional, Call Arlene at 604-910-3270.

ENGLISH LANDSCAPER gardener, 30 yrs exp, complete garden maint. Les 604-209-8853

SAM’S PAINTING Quick & Affordable, Int/ext North Shore Co. 778-319-2690

Ny Ton Gardening clean up trimming, shrubs, hedging, pruning & topping, 604-782-5288

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ WINTER RATES! Interior/Ext. Top quality work. 604-809-3842

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Rubbish Removal

DALTON TRUCKING LTD. BINS & DISPOSAL

Dirt Fill, Concrete, Asphalt Brush, Demo, Const. Waste Top Soil, Sand, Gravel, Dumpsites and more.

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

PRO GAS - North Shore Furnaces, boilers, gas fitting, heat pumps. Service & installation. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca

8255

SINGLE AXLE DELIVERIES

1 to 3 Men

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From

Renovations & Home Improvement

Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567 www.vanderloorenovations.ca

ARCADIA STONEWORK bricks, blocks, natural, cultured & paving stones. Alex - 778-895-6170 T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117

8240

POWERWASHING. GUTTERS & Christmas Lights, etc. Awnings, Best rates. Free estimates. Doug 985-4604

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

WE CAN FIX IT

Interior / Exterior • New construction/Renovations/ Additions • Drywall hanging/ taping • Foundations/ Framing • Flooring: laminates/ tiles •Licensed & Insured • Free Estimates Call 604-220-7422 or 778-960-4004

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256 RENOVATIONS: FROM Rendering to Reality. Visit ccirenos.com and look for our listing on Sundays. 604-980-8384 STRAIGHT EDGE VENTURES Leaky Homes & Condos Int/Ext Water damage etc. Repairs. 35 yrs N. Shore Co. 604-763-6423 Supreme 1 Home Renovations Quality reno’s done right. Kitchens/ baths, tiles/hardwood, additions, bsmt stes. Carlo 604-818-5919

8250

Roofing

LIONS GATE ROOFING

- Home Inspection - Repair Estimates - Full-scale Remediation 6 0 4 2 9 4 6 7 0 0 www.pomeroyconstruction.com

BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca PCM Construction & Maintenance Water Ingress/Mould? Home Inspection, Repair Estimates, Full-scale Remediation Call 604-294-6700 www.pomeroyconstruction.com CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270 CHS INC. Custom Home Specialists. New builds, renos 604-990-1434 www.customhomeswestvan.com NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION. Additions & renos. Quality work. 25+ years exp. 604-936-0404

We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable. DISPOSAL BIN RENTALS 7 days a wk. Fast service 604-985-4211 orangebins.com DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com North Shore Do all Services Local man for rubbish removal etc. Michael 778-868-5079

8295

Snow Removal

604-973-0290 Don’t Miss This One! FREE LIFETIMEOFF WARRANTY 15% (if bookedPLUS before Feb. 15/10)

15% OFF 20 YEARS IN BUSINESS

604-929-7133 Flat Roofing Roofing • •Flat • Cedar Shingles Shakes • Asphalt • Asphalt Shingles • Roof Maintenance • Roof Maintenance

604-973-0290 604-929-7133 AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

“We Keep you Dry”

Don’t get caught by the rain! We also provide professional ‘Blown in Insulation’ FREE EST. NO HST!

ROOF NOW!

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty A

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

#1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

604-588-0833

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

All Season Roofing

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available

604-591-3500

Tried & True Since 1902

WAT E R I N G R E S S / MOULD

604-986-6944

#1 TRAILER TRASH BOYS

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

www.crownroofgutters.ca AMBLESIDE ROOFING

PLOWING as low as $50 www.TCAplowing.ca

778-229-9480

8300

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

8309

CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913

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

WESTCOAST ROOFING SYSTEMS

604-987-7325

Tiling

★All Tiling, Repairs, Remodels Bathrooms, kitchens, patios. Free est. Call Mike 604-761-4448 or members.shaw.ca/msot Quality Home Improvements Install tiles, marble, granite, mosiac & stone. Guar. 604-725-8925

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) A. A. Best Pro Tree Service Trimming, pruning, tree service, stump grinding, cleanup, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-726-9152 or 604-984-1988 ★AAA★ TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500

8325

Upholstery SUNRISE

CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

Reupholstery furniture & antiques. Steve 778-859-6648 40 yrs exp

EUROPEAN QUALITY REASONABLE RATES Furniture, outdoor patio cushions & covers. Boat tops, etc. 604-790-3474

8335

Window Cleaning

NORTH SHORE Home Services Gutter & window cleaning, Power Washing Est 1963. 604-988-5294

All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 778-288-8357 AT YOUR HOME ROOFING North Van division. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Promote your

Craft Fai Fairs, rs, ❄ Christmas Events and Services

We’re offering a

25% discount

on Christmas Corner ads Call 604-630-3300 and book today. ❅

A72 - North Shore News - Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Don’t take our word for it...

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Exterior Design

5 Star Crash Test Frontal, Side and Rollover

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Five-Star Crash Safety in All Four Categories

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Best “SUV/CUV (under $40,000)” and overall Car of the Year.

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Offer(s) available on all new 2011 and 2012 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by November 30, 2011. Dealers may sell for less. Some conditions apply. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Offers are subject to change and may be extended without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicle images shown may include optional accessories and upgrades. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes, down payment and dealer administration fees. Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Prices subject to change without notice. Certain restrictions may apply. ! Model shown includes optional accessories and may not appear exactly as shown. #Every eligible contestant automatically wins a prize of $500 up to $10,000 towards the purchase or lease of any new 2011 or 2012 Kia vehicle, plus one lucky winner will be randomly selected to win $25,000 at the conclusion of the contest. Contest ends January 3, 2012. No purchase necessary to enter. Contest open to Canadian residents with a valid driver’s licence, who have reached the age of majority in the province of their residence. Odds of winning vary per prize. Potential prize recipients must correctly answer a skill-testing question. Other restrictions apply, please see your participating Kia dealer for complete contest rules. **0% purchase financing is available on all 2011 and 2012 Kia models on approved credit (OAC). Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for details. Representative financing example based on 2012 Sorento (SR75BC) with a selling price of $28,245, financed at 0% APR for 60 months. Includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650. Monthly payments equal $471 with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $28,245. Financing example includes a $1,250 loan credit (includes $500 loan credit and $750 loyalty bonus¥). Other taxes, registration, insurance, licensing, PPSA ($79) and dealer fees are excluded. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. !“Don’t Pay For 90 Days” on select models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2011 and 2012 models on approved credit (OAC) (Sportage/Sorento/Sedona/Borrego excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. ††FlexChoice Financing for 36-, 48- and 60-month terms on approved credit through TD Financing Services is available at participating dealerships to qualified retail customers on select new 2011 and 2012 Kia vehicles. Taxes on the full negotiated purchase price are payable at the beginning of the contract term, resulting in higher payments than payments taxed on a periodic basis, and are not reflected in advertised payments. The following terms apply to TD Financing Services contracts. Vehicles are financed over a 36-, 48- or 60-month term with payments amortized over a term of up to 96 months and the pre-determined residual balance payable at the end of the contract. At contract’s end, customers have the choice of: (i) returning their vehicle through a Kia dealership with no further obligations (except payment of a $199 return fee and excess wear and tear, mileage and similar charges if exceeding 24,000 km per year allowance); (ii) financing the remaining balance for the rest of the amortization period at then-current standard rates; or (iii) paying the residual balance indicated on the bill of sale in full. Some conditions apply. FlexChoice Financing offered by TD in Quebec is subject to different terms and conditions. All advertised FlexChoice Financing offers are TD offers. Delivery and destination fees (up to $1,650) are included. Taxes, licence, insurance, registration, excess mileage, wear and tear charges, any retailer administration fees and other applicable fees and charges are not included. FlexChoice Financing is provided on approved credit through TD Financing Services. Your Option Date is set out on your TD Financing Services Payment Advantage Loan Certificate (the "Certificate"), which contains the terms and conditions governing your Return Value Option. If you exercise your Return Value Option, a return fee of $199 must be paid by you (not applicable in the province of Quebec) and you will be responsible for excess kilometre charges, excess wear and tear, and any other amounts as specified in your Certificate. The remaining loan balance will be subject to then-applicable TD Financing Services rates and fees. Retailers may sell for less. See participating retailers for complete details. Representative example based on 2012 Sportage (SP551C)/2012 Rio5 (RO551C) with a purchase price of $23,645/$15,550, financed at 2.49%/2.9% APR over 48 months with $0 down, bi-weekly payments of $152/$113 for a cost of borrowing of $1,616/$1,209 and a total obligation of $24,761/$16,759, including delivery and destination fees ($1,650/$1,455) and a $500 FlexChoice credit (2012 Sportage). Taxes, licence, insurance, registration, excess mileage, wear and tear charges, any administration or other applicable fees or charges are not included. Dealer may sell for less. See dealer for details. ! Cash purchase price for 2011 Optima (OP541B) is $22,450 and includes a cash credit of $1,000 based on an MSRP of $23,450. Includes delivery and destination fees of $1,455. Other taxes, registration, insurance, licensing, PPSA ($79) and dealer fees are excluded. Available at participating dealers. ‡Loan credit for 2012 Kia Sorento LX AT (SR75BC) is $1,250 (includes $500 loan credit and $750 loyalty bonus¥), and is available on purchase financing only on approved credit (OAC). Loan credit varies by model and trim. ¥Loyalty Bonus offer available on 2012 Kia Sorento/2011 Optima Hybrid at a value of $750/$1,250 for any current Kia owners towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012MY Sorento/2011MY Optima Hybrid. Loyalty Bonus offer applicable to cash purchase, lease and purchase financing only before November 30, 2011. Offer is transferrable within same household only (must provide proof of address). Limit of one bonus per customer or household. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. ±Competitive Bonus offer available on the purchase or lease of new 2011 Optima Hybrid models at a value of $1,000 (deducted before tax) for owners of any current competitive hybrid vehicle with proof of ownership. See dealer for eligibility of competitive vehicles and full program details. Certain restrictions apply. Offer is transferrable within same household (must provide proof of address). Limit of one bonus per customer or household. Offer not combinable with any other loyalty/conquest offers. Offer ends November 30, 2011. >ECO-Credit for 2011 Optima Hybrid is $1,000 and is applicable to the purchase or lease of a new 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid. Available at participating dealers. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. »2011 Optima Hybrid awarded the Guinness Book of World Records for the Lowest Fuel Consumption in a hybrid gasoline vehicle while driving through all 48 adjoining U.S. states. !Highway/city fuel consumption of these vehicles may vary. These estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada publication EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. °The Bluetooth® word mark and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Some conditions apply to the $500 Grad Rebate Program and $750 Kia Mobility Program. See dealer for details. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of print. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia Canada is the official automotive sponsor of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada). KIA and FlexChoice are trademarks of Kia Motors Corporation.

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North Shore News November 23 2011