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NV firefighter wins cup with Lions Neil McKinley comeback has storybook end Andy Prest aprest@nsnews.com

THE brass over at the District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services don’t normally condone their firefighters missing work to take on other jobs. “It’s frowned upon,” Fire Chief Victor Penman told the North Shore News. In the case of Neil McKinley, however, they were willing to make an exception for a firefighter who needed to swap a few shifts so that he could moonlight for a few weeks on another project: winning a Grey Cup. A former Winnipeg Blue Bomber who retired from the game in 2009 to take a job fighting fires in North Vancouver, McKinley got the itch to play again this summer. Through his old agent he put out some feelers and in midOctober the B.C. Lions bit, signing the SFU grad to play photo submitted special teams after injuries depleted their stock of non- DISTRICT of North Vancouver firefighter Neil McKinley hoists the Grey Cup at B.C. Place Sunday after the B.C. Lions beat the Winnipeg Blue import players. The Langley Bombers 34-23. McKinley, a former Bomber, came out of football retirement when the Lions ran into injury problems in the stretch drive. native suited up for the team’s final three regular season games and then again as the Lions topped Edmonton in the Western Conference final to book their ticket to the championship game. On Sunday, McKinley fulfilled a lifelong dream as he and the Lions battled to a Grey Cup win in front of hometown fans at BC Tessa Holloway She will serve her first term on the board. Place. “We have a good board. There’s seven of us and we all have tholloway@nsnews.com “It hasn’t been a bad six weeks, that’s for sure,” said McKinley different strengths and I believe the seven of us are all going to with a laugh after the News caught up with him following the SOMETIMES one vote can make a difference. do good work,” said Sacré. game. Dorais, while disappointed, said he was happy the recount In the case of the North Vancouver board of education, that’s McKinley’s father was a fire fighter for the City of North all that separated school trustee-elect Christie Sacré from Chris process worked. Vancouver and when McKinley left the Blue Bombers he followed Dorais following a judicial recount Tuesday. “I don’t agree with the judge’s determination on each of those in those footsteps. But after a year and a half fighting fires he felt that The two candidates were tied after the accepted ballots were ballots, but that’s her determination and you have to live with it,” something was missing. recounted at 2,178 votes apiece, with the judge still set to rule on said Dorais, who had argued two of the ballots should have been “The only thing I didn’t have was a Grey Cup ring,” he said. the admissibility of four ballots that scrutineers had objected to. marked as spoiled. In one case, the voter had drawn arrows below “I played in a Grey Cup with Winnipeg in 2007, I’ve kind of All four ballots were accepted by the judge, tipping the balance the names of candidates, while the other appeared to show more accomplished everything I’ve wanted to along they way. . . . I was for Sacré, who had been declared as elected to represent the City votes than allowed, said Dorais. just looking for that final puzzle piece and it just kind of happened. of North Vancouver when polls closed Nov. 19. The official tally “It’s agonizingly close, it is, but I’m happy that I went through It was great that I could do it at home in front of a bunch of people was 2,181 to 2,180. the process,” he added, thanking both the city and Sacré. “The playing for the B.C. Lions.” “Oh, relieved,” said Sacré, when asked how she felt shortly end result is still the same, but the votes were closely scrutinized after the final decision, adding the vote could have easily gone See Grey page 3 another way depending on the judge’s decision. See A draw page 5

Sacré wins trustee recount by one vote

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City coach house approval splits council Public consultation on final design contentious

Benjamin Alldritt balldritt@nsnews.com

PLANS for a new coach house in the City of North Vancouver sparked a testy debate during the final meeting of the outgoing council Monday night. Although coach houses have been a contentious issue for many years, all of the previous applications under the city’s 2010 guidelines have been approved without rancour. The proposed house would be in the rear of the lot at 943 Shavington St. Built on a slope, it would be 1.6 storeys tall and provide 1,000 square feet of floor space. The design is an unconventional one, with the bedrooms at ground level and the kitchen and dining room upstairs. These public rooms open onto a 453square-foot deck, designed to take advantage of the south-facing views and sunlight. The

city’s coach house guidelines suggest — but don’t require — a maximum deck size of 80 square feet. One nearby resident told council she was very concerned with both the size of the deck and the project’s public consultation process. Ann McKinnon acknowledged that she lived 10 houses down the street and likely would never see or hear from the new planned building. “I am really concerned about the precedent that this development will set for our neighbourhood,” she said. “I’m also concerned about the lack of transparency.” McKinnon said the oversize deck wasn’t mentioned on the lot’s public signage or in the documents she had received. “Somehow this deck grew from when the neighbours were consulted in May to when it was presented to council in October,” she said. “This brings the whole validity of this neighbourhood consultation into question. “How can this not set a precedent? If someone has a house on Heywood (Street), which backs onto this lane, of course they would want a large deck to take advantage of the view. . . . “This is neighbourhood busting, as far as I’m concerned, and exactly what we were trying

to avoid with these coach house guidelines.” Coun. Pam. Bookham criticized designer Innes Yates for not providing illustrations of how the deck would overlook neighbouring properties and asked why the neighbours had been shown an earlier design with a smaller deck. “It’s not a minor increase,” she said. “It’s huge — five times the allowable size of the deck. These guidelines might not be part of the bylaw, but they represent the wishes of the community and the council that approved them. “I don’t see how an applicant can present some vague notion of what he wants to build . . . and then say the design was fluid. That’s not honest dealing with the community.” Gary Penway, the city’s deputy director of community development, commented that it’s difficult to pick when to consult with the neighbours — early talks help shape the design but can lead to situations like this one, while later discussions can leave residents feeling ignored through much of the process. Coun. Guy Heywood, however, also felt the consultation process was “flawed.” “I would not be surprised if a fully fledged consultation around this coach house gave

rise to a positive result,” he said. “My issue is more that we need to consult on a design that is pretty much final and let the neighbours know the true impact of this structure on the neighbourhood.” Heywood described the house as potentially starting a “fundamental change” in the area. “That’s worth more than a casual discussion in principle,” he said. Coun. Rod Clark also agreed. “There’s one thing wrong with this coach house: the deck’s too big,” he said. However, outgoing Coun. Mary Trentadue noted that none of the immediate neighbours were in council to object, and added that most non-professional consultations were flawed. “What happens on that doorstep can be very different two weeks later. It’s unfair to expect any different,” she said. “It is a mess, but it’s a mess we created. We have to do the best we can with the evidence we have.” “I can’t deal with what might be an opinion out in the neighbourhood,” agreed Coun. Bob Fearnley, also attending his last meeting. “I can only deal with the opinions I see before me. None of the next-door neighbours came forward and that speak volumes to me.” The plans were approved by a 4-3 vote.

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The one sore point for McKinley was that he had to face his old team in the final, helping the Lions snatch the Cup away from some old friends. “It was a good feeling to win and it kind of solidified my football career, but at the same point you’ve got buddies on the other end and they came up a little short,” he said. “Obviously you feel a little bad for them too.” Chief Penman said he was happy to help McKinley realize his dream. “He’s a great guy, really hard worker and very humble,” he said. “We were really proud of him.” During his six-week stint with the Lions, McKinley continued to work as a firefighter, switching the odd shift to accommodate games and practices but for the most part fulfilling all of his duties with the department. He worked night shifts on both the Wednesday and Thursday before Grey Cup Sunday and is scheduled to be back at work today. McKinley said that he expects some congratulations when he returns to the fire hall but beyond that he fully expects to go back to the floor-mopping, dish-washing and toilet-cleaning duties that go along with being one of the least experienced members of the department. Penman confirmed that a Grey Cup ring does not get you a free pass. “The guys really enjoyed (watching McKinley win) but it definitely doesn’t grant him any sort of special status,” he said with a laugh. “I would say that he probably wants to keep his ring in a nice, safe place so he doesn’t accidentally flush it down the toilet or down the sink or something like that because while he might get a few moments of accolades, basically once the shifts start again he’ll be right back in there rolling up his sleeves and working hard as a junior member.”

Bomb scare evacuates Sentinel twice in 5 days

James Weldon and Benjamin Alldritt jweldon@nsnews.com

WEST Vancouver’s Sentinel secondary was evacuated for the second time in five days Tuesday when a threat was called into the school on the heels of another scare Friday.

Students and staff were ordered out of the building shortly after 12:45 p.m. West Vancouver police, assisted by dog teams, RCMP officers and Vancouver police, inspected the scene and ultimately concluded there was no danger. They reopened the school at 2:25 p.m. The incident followed the same pattern as a similar call Friday, when students and staff left the facility at about 10 a.m. in response to another unspecified threat. A two-and-a-half-hour investigation turned up nothing and police deemed the incident a hoax. Investigators have not revealed how either message was delivered or what particular threat was made. They are looking into whether the incidents are linked. Anyone with information should contact the WVPD at 604-925-7300. Two North Vancouver teens will appear in court for allegedly triggering a similar scare at Handsworth secondary last spring.

Ambleside Lake?

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

AMBLESIDE Park has had continual flooding and drainage problems in two areas. During heavy rainstorms a lake forms near the turf field adjacent to Ambleside Youth Centre and again at the entrance road to the beach and park.

Tune in for Park Royal parking spot James Weldon jweldon@nsnews.com

WEST Vancouver’s Park Royal Shopping Centre is launching a radio station that will cover just one topic: parking. The new low-wattage broadcast, due to go live Dec. 3, will direct drivers arriving at the mall to free spaces in the facility’s sprawling parking lots as part of a multifaceted attempt to clear up the maddening traffic snarls that appear around the centre during the frenzied Christmas holiday shopping period. “We know, as we hear from our customers, how sometimes it can be frustrating parking during these peak season,” said Park Royal vice-president Rick Amantea. “Like any prudent business, we want to enhance that experience.” Amantea said he believes the radio station, which will make use of real-time information relayed to a control centre from security cameras and employees on the ground, will be the first of its kind for a Canadian shopping mall. Park Royal will also introduce seven-day-a-week valet service near its main entrances starting next month and roaming “ambassadors”

who will update the control centre on traffic movement and help steer motorists to underused areas. The mall will also pay police to direct vehicles at the busy Marine Drive-Taylor Way intersection in the lead-up to Christmas. Amantea believes the $100,000 effort will pay off because it targets the central problem behind the seasonal snarls: Traffic doesn’t get jammed simply because of volume, he said — although the mall estimates the number of vehicles arriving on site roughly doubles in December compared to an average month — rather, drivers get bogged down because they flock to the same spots. “Everybody tries to migrate to those prime parking areas,” said Amantea. “But they’re the fullest.” The new system is designed spread motorists to parts less travelled, he said. Park Royal will retain the radio station and possibly other components of the new system as a long-planned major reconstruction gets underway in the spring. That project will undoubtedly impact traffic flow from time to time, he explained. Amantea said he believes the six-figure investment in traffic management will pay dividends in terms of community good will. “This is not just good for Park Royal; it’s good for other people who are passing through our property,” he said. “Anything we can do to facilitate better movement, we’re happy to invest in.”

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Work is underway at Navvy Jack Point to develop a sub-tidal reef off Ambleside. This will enhance natural habitats and protect the Seawalk from erosion and winter storms.

Construction Begins at the Westerleigh

Construction has begun on the Pacific Arbour Seniors’ Housing Project on Marine Drive, the Westerleigh Retirement Residence. The site has been fenced, and bulk excavation, which will include tree removal, will begin soon. For up-to-date information on the project visit thewesterleigh.ca and see the Construction Update.

The Wetmore Site is now the Westerleigh Retirement Residence

As the project advances there will be changes to traffic patterns on Marine Drive. Please obey flag staff and be prepared for traffic pattern changes. Please visit westvancouver.ca/parking for information about traffic and parking. Thank you for your patience as we support construction of this important housing option in our community.

great holiday gifts... Give the Gift of Flexibility with a West Van Gift Card Purchase a recreation gift card with a minimum balance of $50 and you’ll receive a bonus gift. The gift cards can be used to purchase any pass, course, green fee, meal in the cafeteria at the Seniors’ Activity Centre, and so much more—the possibilities are endless! To purchase a card and receive your gift, please visit either the West Vancouver Community Centre at 2121 Marine Drive, or Gleneagles Community Centre at 6565 Marine Drive, and one of our front counter staff will be happy to assist you. Please visit westvancouverrec.ca for more information.

Give the Gift of Local Art Great Stuff returns to the Ferry Building Gallery just in time for Christmas. Over 35 local artisans, jewellers and craft artists…something for everyone. Runs until December 17. Please visit ferrybuildinggallery.com for more info.

Give the Gift of Life at the Community Centre Blood Clinic Canadian Blood Services’ Bloodmobile is coming to the West Vancouver Community Centre. Help us meet our target of 60 donors in two days. Date: Monday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 6 Time: 10 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Place: On the basketball court adjacent to the Aquatic Centre Make an appointment today: Call 1-888-2-Donate, (1-888-236-6283) or book online at blood.ca. It may be the most meaningful gift you give this holiday season.

FOOD FOR THE SOUL:

FOOD BANK DAY DECEMBER 2 Park Royal proudly partners with The Greater Vancouver Food Bank; help give back this holiday season. Bring a non-perishable food item and get your Santa photo on a CD for free, a savings of $10. Park Royal is launching a valet parking service for your convenience on December 1. Bring in three non-perishable food items and get a coupon for one FREE valet parking, valid until December 31.

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North Shore MPs’ expenses almost $1M Weston’s 10th highest in B.C. at $514K; Saxton’s 10th lowest Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

ANNUAL expenses for West Vancouver MP John Weston are again in the top one-third for B.C. MPs, according to a report recently released by the House of Commons’ Board of Internal Economy, despite having the second-to-lowest travel expenses for that group. Weston spent $514,000 on expenses including travel, staff salaries and office leases between April 2010 and March 2011, according to the report. That was the 10th highest expense recorded by B.C.’s 36 MPs last year.

But it was also down from the $604,000 Weston logged in expenses the previous year — which had pushed him into the third-highest spending spot. Much of the reduction came about because Weston’s spending was lower in the past year on the one-page, oftenpartisan leaflets known as “ten percenters.” In the previous year, Weston spent $87,000 on the leaflets. MPs were previously allowed to send up to 10 per cent of the flyers into other constituencies free of charge. Now those rules have changed. In the last year, Weston spent $33,600 on ten percenters — still in the top six amounts that B.C. MPs spent on the leaflets. He spent a further $26,000 on more traditional “householder” mail outs and $19,000 on advertising.

A draw would settle a tie From page 1

like they should be when it’s this close.” Had the recount resulted in a tie, the winner would have been decided by drawing lots, according to city bylaw. North Vancouver wasn’t the only election to feature a judicial recount this year in B.C., as the village of Pemberton will go to court to determine the winner after two candidates for council were tied at 308 votes on election night. That recount is scheduled to take place today in North Vancouver provincial court.

Weston defended those numbers, saying given the size of his riding — in terms of both population and geography — he has to communicate through a range of methods. The numbers also reflect the higher-than-average number of seniors in his riding, said Weston, who rely more heavily on print media than electronic communication. Many of those materials focused on “job creation and economic stimulus,” said Weston. One area where Weston had low expenses was travel. In the past year he spent only $53,000, despite logging almost-weekly trips back-andforth between Ottawa and his West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea-to-Sky-Countr y riding. Most B.C. MPs spent anywhere from $100,000 to $200,000 on travel. Weston wouldn’t say whether that’s because he flies economy when other MPs are flying first class. He said years of experience in international travel have taught him how to be a savvy shopper when it comes to airline fares. “I instruct my staff to be vigilant in finding the cheapest fares we can,” he said. Weston also spent just over $239,000 on office staff, including offices in Squamish, Whistler, Powell River and the Sunshine Coast. “I think it’s a bargain,” he said. Other expenses included just under $38,000 in office leases and expenses, just over $27,000

on telecommunications, just under $24,000 on accommodation and “per diem” expenses and just over $19,000 on “hospitality and events.” North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton had the tenth lowest expenses for B.C. MPs at just over $459,000. Saxton’s expenses included almost $187,000 for office staff, just over $112,000 in travel and $33,000 in office leases and expenses. It also included just under $26,000 in accommodation and per diem expenses, just over $21,000 for “householder” pamphlets and about $18,000 on ten percenters. Saxton spent only $6,500 on “hospitality and events.”

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N paper, the B.C. Lions were favourites to win the Grey Cup. But sports supporters in this province have had lots of practice watching their favourites implode, so they could be forgiven for their nervousness heading into Sunday’s final. Indeed, as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers scored twice in 97 seconds late in the fourth quarter, the new roof on B.C. Place was trembling along with the fans. In the end, the Lions roared, the fans celebrated with the hoped-for decorum and an improbable season came to a remarkable end. It was the sixth Grey Cup in the Lions’ history, but the road to it was never more difficult. Playing with some significant personnel changes on both offence and defence and with a quarterback in only

his second season, the Lions came out of the CFL’s ridiculous apology for a professional pre-season of only two exhibition games and promptly lost five straight while they tried to forge a team identity. But the key acquisition of wide receiver Arland Bruce by coach and general manager Wally Buono and a change in the defensive alignments saw the Lions scratch their way to a win. “One game at a time” has become a sports platitude, but the Lions persevered with doing just that and strung together an amazing streak that took them all the way: The first Grey Cup winner to start 0 and 5. If the Lions could bottle the secrets to their success and pass them across Griffins Way from B.C. Place to Rogers Arena, the Vancouver Canucks would be a shoe-in for the Stanley Cup.

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Let’s all get along out there

Dear Editor: As a commuter who heads to work via car and rides a bike home from downtown everyday, I get a unique perspective on the good, the bad and the ugly of the daily antics of some in the local bike commuter community. As the winter approaches, I feel compelled to try and broadcast some simple tips to help us all get along out there in the dark and wet months ahead. Roughly half of the riders I pass on my route home from work do not have lights or reflectors of any sort. Driving safely and sharing the road do not mean a thing if I can’t see you. Signal your intentions and do not expect that drivers understand that your next move is to cross two lanes of traffic blindly. It’s cool to signal. I will let you go and so will others if they know what you’re going to do. Wear appropriate clothing. Bulky scarves covering your cheeks may keep you toasty, but they prevent you from seeing anything when you turn your head. Use the designated bike lanes, they are there for a reason.

The other morning at 7:30 a.m. I witnessed a rider tuning right on a red light at Old Dollarton Road (southbound) onto Dollarton Highway (westbound). Although there is a very distinct bike lane running westwards on the north side of Dollarton Highway, the rider instead sailed through the red out into westbound traffic without stopping or even looking, making a wide right turn and ending up in the curb lane which is not part of the designated route. He then proceeded to ride along the exit ramp to Highway 1, then cut directly in front of me without warning to change lanes to continue on to Main Street. These lanes are extremely narrow and dangerous and on account of this the district has installed the bike-lane system. I’d suggest we all use it rather than risk increasing the burden on the critical care component of our health-care system. If being cold wet and miserable is affecting your riding and judgment, take transit. Winter riding is not for everyone. Be seen, broadcast your intentions and above all use your head before it ends up on someone’s windshield. Ride safe, everyone. Rob Stevenson, North Vancouver

City librarians stand vigilant for bed bugs

Dear Editor: I am writing to clarify further the quotation attributed to me in a Nov. 9 story in the North Shore News headlined, No Bed Bugs in N. Shore Books. The quote did not reflect my full answer to the reporter and indicated that the city library is currently only waiting, not acting. This is not the case. While there are currently no incidents of bed bugs, city residents can be assured that we have heightened

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our vigilance, especially in inspecting materials that are returned from other libraries. In addition we too have reviewed our current pest-control practices, updated our procedures if in fact bed bugs are found and reviewed the Coastal Health Authority’s excellent pamphlet on bed bug identification and control. We are at the ready, not just waiting. Jane Watkins, chief librarian North Vancouver City Library

West Van not pedestrian-friendly Dear Editor: I get so mad when I read about the “country lane character” of West Vancouver streets in Tom Bunting’s Nov. 16 letter, No I Don’t Want Fries With That Shelter. What we have everywhere in the district is overgrown vegetation and no pedestrian access! People grow their hedges and plant on their boulevards to the edge of the pavement. Property lines start nine feet from the pavement for a reason. I would think it would be for pedestrian access. In the rural country area where I grew up, there was not the traffic we have here in West Vancouver, and there was a place on the side of the road to walk. Mr. Bunting, I would like my community to be walkable, wouldn’t you? It does not have to be formal sidewalks, but either take back this public land for pedestrian use or redraw the property lines and tax residents for the public land they have claimed as their own. Miesje Taylor West Vancouver

Waiting for Taylor Way alternate Dear Editor: Fifty years ago, Third Street in the Cedardale area of West Vancouver was designated to be an approach to the Lions Gate Bridge. This would have allowed the traffic to be redistributed much more efficiently as compared to what we have today. With Third Street used as an alternate route, bridge traffic would bypass Taylor Way, Capilano Road and Marine Drive all together, alleviating the massive traffic congestion that we now suffer with on these routes. Fifty years is a long time to wait for a more efficient system. Rose Muise West Vancouver

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Questions abound on RCMP contract talks “Ottawa and Victoria have resolved financial disputes that prompted the federal government to threaten to withdraw the RCMP from its role [of] policing the province, but have yet to resolve issues around management.” Ian Bailey and Daniel LeBlanc, Globe and Mail, Nov. 3

BY the time you read this, we should know whether B.C. SolicitorGeneral Shirley Bond met the federal deadline for a decision on renewal of the RCMP contract with British Columbia. If she did not, and if the Harper government makes good on its threat to withdraw the force when the current contract expires on Mar. 31, 2012, what is the “Plan B” Premier Christy Clark has in her back pocket? Although the contract has been under negotiation since 2007, details have been kept from British Columbians — including those of the apparently resolved dispute over the cost implications of a new contract. What we do know is that

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Elizabeth James the RCMP in this province is in trouble. From the compromised investigation into the shooting of Ian Bush while in custody to the shooting deaths of Kevin St. Arnaud and Donald Dwayne Lewis, from the mishandled Pickton investigation into missing and murdered women — a case that is the subject of the ongoing Oppal inquiry — to the tasering death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver Airport, too many members of E-Division are under a cloud. Just as we thought we’d heard the worst of it, RCMP Cpl. Catherine Galliford went live with allegations of sexual and other harassments within the ranks. The good news for us is

that Galliford told me she enjoyed the time she spent with the North Vancouver detachment from 1992 to 1997. Not so for a female civilian employee who, as Jane Seyd reported in the North Shore News on Nov. 18, alleged at an RCMP Code of Conduct hearing that North Vancouver “Staff Sgt. Travis Pearson had forced her into a sexual relationship, stalked her and implied she would be harmed if she broke off her affair with him.” To those who ask why it has taken more than 10 years for these allegations to surface, Galliford said, “There is a code of silence at work. People who speak up become known as a problem. It affects their careers, their families and their relationships, so they put up with the abuse or move. Or, if they’re like me, they break.” Break she did in 2007. After enduring years of harassments, she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and remains on leave to this day. As a member of the missing women’s task force, Galliford is scheduled to testify at the Pickton inquiry in early

2012 but she emphasizes the diagnosis had nothing to do with her work — not on the street, not on the Air India file and not on the Pickton case. “What I want to do now,” she said, “is use my knowledge and experience to help the families of the missing women; to let them know I support them; and then to get through my lawsuit and move on.” What an end to a fine career. Approached for his opinion on the imminent RCMP contract, District of North Vancouver Coun. Doug MacKay-Dunn confirmed his long-held opinion that, “If the RCMP will not subordinate itself to the community it serves, then, yes! I favour a provincial police force.” A day later, police psychologist Dr. Mike Webster, who until his contract was cancelled after he testified at the Braidwood Inquiry had worked with the RCMP since 1988, was even more outspoken: “The organization has been plagued with failed management for decades,” he wrote. He suggested that it was time for something different,

“perhaps a board of eminent and qualified Canadians to come in and clean house. Until that happens, if British Columbia signs that contract, [we] would be buying a pig in a poke.” Then, echoing two words from lawyer David Brown’s 2007 review of the RCMP pension scandal commissioned by the Harper government, Webster asked, “Would your readers buy a ‘horribly broken’ vehicle for full price?” No matter the decisions at the code of conduct hearing, the Oppal inquiry and in Galliford’s lawsuit, demands that the RCMP be made directly accountable to the communities they serve are justified. So while our solicitorgeneral and Public Safety Minister Vic Toews play poker to see who blinks first, we are left waiting to find out what the politicians plan to bind us to until 2032. Although references have always been to “the contract,” what that really means is a three-part agreement:

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NV binner’s assault conviction upheld Judge’s ‘liar’ comment dubbed ‘impatient’

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A B.C. Supreme Court justice has upheld an assault conviction against a North Vancouver binner, despite an outburst from a judge who called him a “terrible liar” partway through his trial. Kyu Moon Lee was found guilty of assault and handed a suspended sentence on June 29 for punching a woman who confronted him as he went through recycling bins in her North Vancouver townhouse complex. During the trial, the woman said she knew Lee because he had been around her townhouse before collecting bottles and cans from the recycling bins. She said he’d been warned not come on to private property to pick out the recyclables. On the night in question, Aug. 11, 2010, the woman said she confronted Lee after he started dumping out the bins and leaving what

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BIG changes are on the way for separating couples under a new Family Law Act that’s set to change the way family breakups are dealt with in British Columbia.

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The new law recently received royal assent and is expected to come into force over the next year to year and a half. But many couples aren’t waiting to find out what it means to them. “A lot of family lawyers are getting calls about it,” said Nicole Garton-Jones, a lawyer who works on mediating family law cases in West Vancouver. “I’m getting calls saying ‘Am I going to be better under the current legislation or the future legislation?’” The changes — the first in more than 30 years — aim to make the court process less adversarial and deal with modern-day realities such as common-law and same-sex couples. Children of separating couples are likely to be the biggest beneficiaries under the new law, said Garton-Jones. While the old laws said the interests of the children should be “paramount” in decisions concerning them, the new law makes it clear that is to be the only consideration, she said. The new law also puts an emphasis on encouraging couples to reach out-of-court decisions with mediators and parenting coordinators rather than funnelling all decisions

through the courts. Garton-Jones says that’s good news, not only for B.C.’s overburdened court system, but also for separating couples, who often aren’t served well by the adversarial nature of the court system, particularly when children are involved. One of the biggest changes under the new law is that common-law couples who live together for two years will now be treated the same as married couples when it comes to dividing assets after a relationship ends. Many couples who live together currently assume they are subject to the same rules as married couples in the event they split up. But that’s not the case. Currently common-law spouses have a much more difficult time asserting any rights to “family” property when a couple splits up. Under the new law, common-law and married couples will be treated the same when it comes to division of assets. One of the other biggest changes is the way property would be split when couples break up. Currently, anything that has been used by the family as a whole during the marriage is divided between spouses when they separate — even if it was paid for by one of the spouses or their extended family. Under the new rules, however, everything owned by the spouses prior to and after marriage and any inheritances and gifts made specifically to one partner during the marriage will not be considered family assets. Garton-Jones said if couples have questions or concerns about changes to the law, the best thing they can do is sit down with each other and talk about their expectations. “Hopefully a relationship is based on caring,” she said, “and not how you’re going to do under one regime or another.”

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ENGLISH as a Second Language is about to be stricken from the language. ESL programs will soon be known as English Language Learning, according to an announcement last week by Education Minister George Abbott, but one volunteer said the announcement probably won’t change things at the North Shore Multicultural Society. “I’m not sure that it affects us directly,” said Jenny GlickmanRynd, a team leader with NSMS. “We often talk about it as English as a second or other language. . . in order to acknowledge that it’s not necessarily a second language.” ELL programs will serve the same purpose as ESL programs, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Education. The NSMS runs classes throughout the day for approximately 150 students with 19 ESL teachers, many of whom learned English after arriving in Canada, according to Glickman-Rynd. “There have been a number of ways of trying to address this whole issue of it not just being a second language,” GlickmanRynd said. “The larger body in the States calls itself TESOL, Teachers of English as a Second or Other Language.” The NSMS teaches students from China, Iran, Russia and Romania, but Glickman-Rynd said there are still misnomers about learning English. “That it’s simply a question of exposure, or that anybody who speaks English is able to teach it,” she said when asked about misconceptions. The skills required to teach English are specialized, according to Glickman-Rynd. “It takes an insight into how language is learned, especially by adults, which has links to how we learn it as children, but is also different,” she said. “And a deeper knowledge of how the language is structured and how it works.” Abbott announced the name change at Youth Advisory Day, citing the many ESL youths who already speak three or four languages.

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BRIGHT LIGHTS

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Images of Architecture opening reception

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Featured photographer John Fulker displays the camera he used for many of his photographs. Representatives of the West Vancouver Museum hosted an opening reception for their latest exhibition, Images of Architecture, Nov. 15. The exhibition features a collection of photographs taken by John Fulker, whose architectural photographs first appeared in publications showcasing modern design in the early 1960s. The exhibition will remain on display until Jan. 14, 2012. A photographer’s talk is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1:30 p.m. Info: www.westvancouvermuseum.ca.

Museum summer student Allison Chambers and assistant curator Kiriko Watanabe greet guests.

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HOME IDEAS Barb Lunter dresses the fireplace mantle for Christmas. page 17

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Todd Major WITH most of the gardening work done for the year, there’s only one thing left to do and that is buy a gift for the gardener in your life. Choosing the correct gift is hard enough, but when you have to be selective and buy a gift that only a gardener would like, well that’s when things really get difficult. Gardeners can be a picky bunch, they don’t like that colour, don’t like that style or can’t use one of those. There are the easy gifts like gift certificates from garden centres, magazine subscriptions from the many gardening magazines or a membership to one of our region’s fabulous botanical gardens. If those ideas don’t suit your gardener I have researched a few unusual Christmas gifts for the gardener in your life. A good book is an invaluable resource for any gardener and contrary to what my kids believe, everything in life cannot be found on the Internet, so a good book is still worth having. If you know anything about horticulture, the name Michael Dirr will be familiar to you and he has come out with another excellent book entitled Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs. Dirr writes thoughtfully about trees, shrubs and vines for warm climates like ours and his book includes 3,500 colour photos with details for identification, planting, maintenance, photographs showing a tree’s

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side. It is used for planting and transplanting small plants, digging tap-rooted weeds or dividing perennials and it is also useful when digging while metal detecting. Made in Japan, it comes with a carbon-

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GARDENERS can be a picky bunch to shop for at Christmas, so do a little research to ensure that your gift is useful. winter habit, bark patterns, fall colour and more. Dirr’s 952-page hardcover book is available from www. timberpress.com for $79.95. For something completely different, how about giving a Hori Hori Knife? This is not a weapon, it is an unusual and

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read all phone screens, but the clerk can still manually enter your information. ■ HootSuite (www.hootsuite.com) A good Vancouver-based company, HootSuite is a social media dashboard. I have become more and more involved in social apps, (Twitter, LinkedIn). HootSuite combines all my social feeds into one area, allowing me to check and update all my feeds in one place. It’s a real time saver. ■ Vlingo (www.vlingo.com) We all can’t be lucky enough to have an iPhone 4S replete with Siri. For the rest of us, Vlingo is a very serviceable substitute. Vlingo does not have Siri’s terrific “virtual assistant” capabilities, but it does a fine job of voice command. Sending texts or even emails by voice alone, or making phone calls through voice commands are all things Vlingo excels at. All these apps have two things in common: they are all indispensable as far as I am concerned, and all are free. Steve Dotto is host of Dotto Tech, 6 p.m. Wednesdays on AM650. Email your questions and comments to questions@dottotech.com. Visit him online at www.dottotech.com or at www.facebook.com/dottotech. Place and My Favourite Wild View. Photos can be uploaded to flickr or emailed to photos@ naturetrust.bc.ca. Full contest rules are available at www. naturetrust.bc.ca. Info: 604924-9771. Cedar Lecture Series — Red Reverie, Plants and the Colour Red: Daniel Mosquin, research manager,

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Deck the mantle with boughs of cedar and fir I’VE always thought of the hearth as the heart of the home.

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noble fir and other evergreens on the mantle. Insert painted white twigs into the greens in a random fashion (GardenWorks has white plastic twigs). Carefully wind a string of green holiday mini lights through the greens, making sure to hide the wires as much as possible. Remove the tops of the white, glass ball ornaments and insert two to three mini lights in each ball. Have an extension handy to attach to the end of the light strand for easy plug in.

Add other small pine cones and vine balls (available at Michaels) for added effect. Complement your mantle with a similar arrangement of greens and white balls for your coffee table. A dusting of faux snow is wonderful to suggest a picturesque snow setting. Be sure to always be home when illuminating the glass ornaments and use a safe, low-voltage mini-light strand. Never leave indoor mini lights unattended. lunter@shaw.ca

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to be accessible for kids. To make matters worse, you are standing still waiting for your turn. How can you help Eldon counter all this temptation? Let’s acknowledge that this is not fair. Eldon has behaved beautifully through the entire shopping

expedition and now he’s subjected to all this candy and gum right where he could easily reach it. I believe all parents should join forces and ask the stores to change their policy and keep the candy on the regular shelves where you can keep moving, avoid the aisle all together or more easily distract your child. If a store complies, then encourage all parents to shop there. Meanwhile, you are in this lineup. What can you do? Have your child help prepare the shopping list so he knows what you are buying and if he can choose one treat, plan that ahead of time. When you are making the list, talk about his favourite meals and discuss

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Fund supports North Vancouver students NORTH Vancouver students were awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships and bursaries from the North Vancouver High School Education Foundation, a charity and non-profit society celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year.

According to a written statement, the foundation was formed in 1979 and was created when North Vancouver high school, situated on the corner of 23rd Street and St. Georges Avenue (where the provincial courthouse is now), closed. All donations and bequests go to helping students in North Vancouver. In 1980, the foundation distributed 11 awards to students in North Vancouver. Over the years, its capital has grown through donations from reunions of graduates, donations from past students,

teachers, and other interested parties, bequests, and special memorial funds. In 2011, 49 awards totalling more than $60,000 were presented to Grade 12 students. Most of the foundation’s scholarships and bursaries are named in honour of North Vancouver citizens. Other awards are made in the names of companies, corporations and special interest groups. For example, awards in the name of Jim Buchanan, Art Creelman, Norm Crute, John Enwright, Jeffrey Harbottle, Don Kay, Bill Lucas, Leo Marshall, Jim Martin, Warren Mayo, Mickey McDougall, Barry Sullivan and Nancy Wilson constitute a running history of North Vancouver and are testament to the amazing people who’ve lived in the community. Each year, board members (sometimes accompanied by family representatives) attend graduation ceremonies, presenting the awards to the recipient students together with biographies of the persons

for whom the scholarships and bursaries are named. It’s the board’s intention to ensure the history and legacy of these named individuals is passed on to the community’s younger generations. The foundation has approximately 40 members, including a board of 15, comprised of former students, and teachers (current and retired) with ties to North Vancouver high as well as various interested individuals. All are longtime North Vancouverites who volunteer their time with no financial remuneration of any kind. Current board members include Briar Ballou, Cheryl Bernier, Maureen Creelman, LaurenEvanow,JoanForrester, Tom Fox, Robert Hardy, Kate Lane, Barb McKinley, Cathy Bullock McNaughton, John Montgomery, Joe Parente, Pat Quan, Neil Salkus and George Saunders. Each September for the past 29 years, board members have hosted a garden party for the recipients and their

Time Traveller

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AN investment in good lighting helps workers draft accurate ship plans in the Burrard Dry Dock’s drawing office in this 1958 photo. For enthusiasts of local design history, the exhibit Made in B.C.: Home-grown Design, opened at Presentation House, 209 West Fourth St., Nov. 26. Info: www.northvanmuseum.ca. families, and those interested in their named scholarships and bursaries. At the party, recipients receive their cheques. Those interested in creating a scholarship or bursary can phone George Saunders at

604-985-5793 or Neil Salkus at 604-924-2060. General donations may be mailed directly to: North Vancouver High School Education Foundation, 101– 1485 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver, B.C., V7T 1H7.

For more information, visit www.nvhsef.org. Send details, along with your contact information, for our regular Noteworthy Neighbours section to emcphee@nsnews. com.

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SINGING Away the Dark resonated deeply with me as it brought back memories of my school days in Prince Rupert.

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wishes he can buy something with his own money. Bring a toy or game for him to play while you are waiting. This is a great time for him to play a game on your smart phone or bring along his Game Boy. Or you can play a game with him. Try a round of “I Spy.” It’s a great place for a game like that because there are lots of shapes and colours to see. Mind you, if that will simply get him more focused on the candy, it’s not such a good idea. Or just have a conversation. Talk about what he’s going to do when he gets home or ask him about his favourite book, video game or TV program. If he’s focused on a conversation with you, he will be less likely to be distracted by what’s happening around him.

what foods you need to buy so you can cook that. While you are shopping, involve him in choosing which cereal (from your accepted list) or canned vegetable you’re going to purchase. Tell him what you will be preparing from the products you are buying. The chocolate chips will become cookies and not only can he eat a cookie when they are baked, he can help prepare them. Discuss what’s going to happen at the checkout. It’s useless to simply hope he doesn’t notice all the goodies. Let him know that you will not be purchasing anything from the shelves by the checkout. And stick to that. When he asks for just one little candy bar you can remind him that you talked about this before you left home and the answer is no. If he asks a second time, try to just fix him with a steely glare and say nothing. He will get the message. You could allow him to bring his allowance and if he

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ERICA Mustard of Sweet Paws Dog Walkers is ready to hit the trail with a group of her clients.

Sweet Paws Dog Walkers, a North Vancouver based business, works closely with dogs every day. They know the power of a great human-dog relationship and how strong those bonds can be. Because of this, the company is a strong supporter of the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS), a registered charity that helps those facing disabilities by breeding, raising, training and placing life changing assistance dogs.

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PADS supports successfully matched teams of client and assistance dog throughout the dog’s working lives. Among the many volunteers the organization needs to run, PADS requires puppy raisers to look after the dogs in their first year. These volunteers work with the puppies seven days a week before they are put into an advanced program to make them into fully functioning service dogs. Sweet Paws’ campaign “Paws for PADS” is a challenge to everyone on the North Shore, their customers, friends and colleagues to give to PADS, with the goal of raising $3,500 so that Sweet

Paws can name a puppy and care for the puppy’s first year, and get it on its way to community placement. Sweet Paws has selected the name Baden for their future sponsored puppy, to honour their clients and North Shore surroundings and frequent hiking spot, the Baden Powell trail. To donate: 1. Go to www.pads.ca. See PAWS for PADS on the home page and donate online. 2. Mail a cheque to PADS: 9048 Stormont Ave, Burnaby, BC, V3N 4G6 (note PAWS for PADS in the subject line). —Deana Lancaster

holiday happenings Coats for Kids: The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) will hold its 16th annual campaign in support of the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau until Dec. 9. North Vancouver drop-off locations: Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies, 160 Hanes Ave., Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Alchemy Construction Ltd., 1537 Welch St., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Miccaro Designs, 3022 Markham Pl., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. West Vancouver drop-off location: G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd., 2405 Bellevue Ave., Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Great Stuff: Giftable art by 35 local artisans, jewellers and craft artists will be for sale Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. until Dec. 17 at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Late night shopping Fridays until 8 p.m. Charity Tree Lot: Aunt Leah’s will be selling Christmas trees at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 220 West Eighth St., North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 1-9 p.m. and FridaySunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Aunt Leah’s Place provides housing and support for aboriginal teen moms and foster kids. Seymour Scouts Annual Christmas Tree Fundraising Sale will take place until Dec. 23 at Parkgate Village shopping centre at the corner of Mount Seymour Parkway and Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.8 p.m. All proceeds benefit various scout programs. See more page 27

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holiday happenings From page 26 Christmas by the Sea — Parade of Trees: The North Vancouver Chamber will host an inaugural display of 30 decorated trees until Jan. 7 at Shipbuilders’ Square, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Harvest Project and Hollyburn Family Services — Youth Safe House.

West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Learn how to cultivate joyful living for the benefit of all beings. 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 throughout the park, across the bridge and treetops advenSee more page 31

Dundarave Festival of Lights: View a forest of decorated trees until Jan. 7 at Dundarave Beach in West Vancouver and make donations to support Lookout Emergency Aid Society’s North Shore shelter. On Saturday evenings there will be free family concerts. Info: www.dundaravefestival.com. Winter Gift Gallery: The Seymour Art Gallery will be selling a selection of holiday gifts by local artists until Jan. 8, 10 a.m.5 p.m. at 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Opening reception: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 79 p.m. Info: 604-924-1378 or www.seymourartgallery.com.

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Light Up the Dark MUSICAL director Kathryn Nicholson at the piano during rehearsal with some of the 60 members of the Universal Gospel Choir as they prepare for Light Up the Dark: Yule 2011. The concert takes place Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate in North Vancouver. One of the raffle prizes is a custom-composed singing telegram delivered anywhere in the Lower Mainland. For tickets, call 604-737-1545, ext. 1 or at www.ticketstonight.ca.

Christmas by the Sea — Parade of Trees: The North Vancouver Chamber will host a reception in conjunction with the parade of trees display Wednesday, Nov. 30, 5-8 p.m. at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver. The reception will include appetizers and entertainment. Guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy or game or an item suited to youth. The event is complimentary for chamber members and $40 for future members.

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Christmas comes around the globe Benjamin Alldritt balldritt@nsnews.com

AS either a Christian holiday or simply a reason to gather with family, Christmas has spread around the world from its European roots.

But of course traditions are often adapted to a new environment — Christmas itself owes its heritage to much older classical and druidical rituals. Here are some of the ways people celebrate the final weeks of the year: ■ Germany M u c h of what we recognize as Christmas traditions originated in Germany and nearby parts of Central Europe. The Christmas tree, for one, is believed to have been handed down from the region’s early Christians, who

saw it as a symbol of Paradise. And although it traditionally happens on Dec. 6, German children place footwear by the fire — a shoe — and go to bed in hopes finding it filled with gifts. St. Nicholas then recalls of their sins of the past year. Good kids get delicious food; not-so-good kids get twigs. Many traditional Western Christmas carols also originate in this region, such as Good King Wencelaus, who was a devout Bohemian duke whose good works for the poor eventually earned him sainthood. ■ Iran Iran is much closer than

Germany to the site of Jesus’ believed birthplace of Bethlehem and Persia is where the Three Wise men are thought have traveled from to witness the Nativity.

Although predominately a Muslim country, Iran is also home to many Christians. They begin their “Little Fast” Dec. 1, refraining from animal products until after the Dec. 25 church service. After mass they enjoy the “Little Feast,” which traditionally involves a chicken stew called harasa. Gift giving is not a widespread tradition but some mark the holiday with new clothes. The “Big Fast,” incidentally, is before Easter. ■ Japan There have been Christians in Japan since Portuguese missionaries reached the islands in 16th century. But in the modern era, Japan has embraced many aspects of Christmas as a secular holiday. Decorating one’s home, the exchange of gifts, Christmas trees and even turkey dinner are popular pastimes. There’s also a Japanese mythological figure called Hotei-osho, who bears more than a passing resemblance to Santa Claus — a portly fellow usually seen wearing red and carrying a large sack. Christmas is also part of the run-up to New Year’s Day, an important time to sweep out the house

and wish for the best in the coming year. ■ Venezuela As a predominately Catholic nation, Venezuela observes many of the same religious rituals as are seen elsewhere, and many attend daily masses from Dec. 16 to Dec. 24. In the capital city of Caracas, they have one of the more fun local Yuletime traditions — rollerskating to church on Christmas Eve. The night before, children tie a piece of string to their toes and dangle it out of the window. Passing roller-skaters

give them a tug as they pass. ■ Australia The first known celebration of Christmas Down Under was in 1788, when the continent was used as a British penal colony. As the story goes, Governor Arthur Phillips got in the festive spirit by reducing a convicted man’s lashes from 200 to 150. The holidays are a lot more upbeat these days, but Australia continues to import many of its Christmas traditions from Great Britain. The most striking difference

is, of course, that late December is the height of summer in Australia, and some concessions to the season have to be made. You’re more like to find a reveler on a surfboard than in a sleigh. While sitting down with the turkey and pudding remains popular, Christmas Dinner is just as likely to be a picnic or a barbecue. There aren’t a lot of fir trees to be found either, so Aussie kids look for their presents under a decorated gum tree branch. Of course, in every country and every community, families and individuals find their own particular way of marking the occasion: borrowing and mixing traditions from past and present, near and far.

North Pole contingency planning

WHERE will Santa live if the ice sheets on the North Pole melt?

That’s the cheeky question the David Suzuki Foundation is posing to the country, as climate change threatens the frozen ice sheets that cover the area where Santa Claus purportedly lives and works, building toys for Christmas each year. “We’re asking Canadians to do something novel and give a gift to Santa this holiday season,” says David Suzuki in a release. “We have to help Santa, the elves and the reindeer evacuate the North Pole and find a suitable

temporary workshop in Canada.” The money raised on the campaign will go to the David Suzuki Foundation’s efforts to protect the Canadian environment and fight climate change. Although the group acknowledges the lighthearted nature of the campaign, it’s a serious message, said Suzuki, arguing climate change will impact more than just Santa, but Canadians across the country. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.wherewillsantalive.ca. — Tessa Holloway

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to EXCEPTIONAL CUISINE

Getting back in the kitchen

Deana Lancaster dlancaster@nsnews.com

LEAVING so soon November? But you’ve only just arrived.

Tomorrow (tomorrow!) December drops anchor, and though I love it, the month has an unsettling habit of showing up early. Or at least it seems that way. Take note, premature merrymakers, now is the time to string up those lights, to check off those lists, hit the party circuit and get in the kitchen. That last item on the agenda might not seem a natural “to-do” for the Christmas season, but there’s a move afoot — among Food Network chefs anyway — to make it so. In fact, both Michael Smith and Anna Olson would like it if you spent more time in your kitchen year-round, and they have each created a cookbook that will tempt you to actually do it. These books aren’t glossy, museum-quality tributes to the chefs who wrote the recipes, nor are they packed with dishes you can bang together in 20 minutes using five ingredients. (Not that I’m criticizing those, by the way. I couldn’t get by without them.) Both of these books are about the process as much as the result, about taking time in the kitchen to make food that is thoughtful, made with good ingredients, and delicious.

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CHEF and TV personality Michael Smith makes a delicious argument for making food yourself. It’s important because, as Smith pointed out in a recent interview, we’re in danger of losing our cooking traditions. “Many of us have lost a generation of cooks,” says Smith. “We’re about to lose another one.” Both he and Olson have the recipes to help prevent that from happening. ■ Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen: 100 of My Favourite Easy Recipes, by Michael Smith. Published by Penguin Canada, $32. Before he was a TV star and cookbook author, Smith was a chef’s chef — an honors graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York, with stints in a Michelin three-star restaurant in London, some of Manhattan’s finest kitchens, South America,

the Caribbean and throughout North America. “I was definitely a restaurant chef, making food for strangers, driven by a quest for flavour and creativity.” He was manning the burners at The Inn at Bay Fortune on Prince Edward Island when he published his first cookbook, Open Kitchen: A Chef’s Day at The Inn At Bay Fortune, in 1998. “It follows the prototypical day of a restaurant chef . . . It’s restaurant food. It’s wildly pretentious, very creative. I still stand by it,” he says. It was when his son was born nine years ago that his perspective on food and cooking began to change. “Becoming a dad changed everything. I realized the way I cook food for him is going to dramatically impact his health

and his life. I had to reinvent who I am as a chef, and I began to discover how broken our food system is.” In the years since, Smith has made it his mission to show people how easy it is to cook and eat real, wholesome, tasty food. “People are unfamiliar with cooking, so they say they ‘don’t know how to cook,’” he explained. “But not cooking is not the same thing as not knowing how to cook. Then they make ruinous decisions, like buying Kraft Dinner.” In Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen, he aims to give his readers the inspiration and empowerment to make their own food. Mouth-watering photos, clear instructions, kitchen tips and guidance will help them feel confident about what they’re doing, regardless of whether they follow his recipes to the letter. In a crowded cookbook market, his stands out for doing exactly what he hopes it will. It does inspire, it does draw you into the kitchen. In just the few weeks I’ve had it, mine is already dripped-on and dog-eared. “I want to give them the feeling that ‘I can actually do this.’ Failure is not lurking around the corner if you’re out of carrots or if you use cinnamon instead of nutmeg. It’s not a quest for perfection — that word has no place in our home kitchens. It leads to despair. “Instead, it’s about how cooking unfolds, what it takes to make it happen.” ■ Back to Baking: 200 Timeless Recipes to Bake, Share, and Enjoy, by Anna Olson. Published by Whitecap Books, $40. Olson champions a similar philosophy to Smith’s while talking about her just-released book, Back to Baking. As well as a nod to her See Enjoy page 35

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Christmas Appetizer Classes: Cooking instructor Maureen Goulet of Ambrosia Adventures will host a class on unique holiday appetizers for the festive season Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6:45-9:30 p.m. Classes are held at Y Franks store, 503 15th St., West Vancouver. Cost: $60. Info: www.ambrosiaadventures. com or 604-218-2084. Whole Hog Dinner: Refuel Restaurant & Bar will host this annual dinner Wednesday, Nov. 30 with seatings at 6, 8:30 and 11 p.m. The event is designed to connect diners to their food source. Guests will sit at communal tables and share in platters of nose to tail cuts of Sloping Hill Farm pork. Price: $59. Beer, wine and cocktail pairings will be available for an additional cost. Tickets: www. refuelwholehog.eventbrite. com. Refuel is located at 1944 West 4th Ave., Vancouver. Info: 604-288-7905 or www. refuelrestaurant.com. Japanese Cooking Classes: A sushi class on various rolls and cones, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2-4:15 p.m. and vegetarian dishes of gyoza and rice, Saturday, Dec., 10, 2-4:15 p.m. Both classes include hands-on teaching, recipes and all the ingredients and will be held in Edgemont Village, North Vancouver. Each class is $50 per person or $90 per couple. Exact location and info: Kimiko, 604-727-5331 or kimiko@kimikoskitchen. com. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

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garni. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer and cook, covered, for 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in centre. Add the reserved mushroom mixture and cook five minutes more. Transfer chicken and vegetables to a bowl with a slotted spoon; discard bouquet garni. Over high heat reduce the broth by half (this takes 12-15 minutes). In a small bowl dissolve cornstarch in one tablespoon cold water; add to broth and stir until incorporated. Cook one minute or until slightly thickened. Return chicken and mushrooms to pot and heat gently until chicken is warmed through. Chop parsley leaves and stir in. Serve with rice or buttered noodles. Serves six.

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own pastry chef roots, the title signals a return to the kitchen for consumers who rely too much on store-bought products. “In this day and age, we’re always in a hurry. We turn to processed foods and processed baked goods. They’re made to be shelf-stable, to last on your counter for weeks, so they’re full of hydrogenated fat and super-refined sugars. “When you bake it yourself, you control what you’re putting into it.” It’s a topic she’s passionate about, so the timing was good to put out this impressive compendium of recipes. It had been in the works for a decade, ever since she was co-authoring her first book, the Inn on the Twenty Cookbook. North Vancouver’s Whitecap Books

released that book as well, and former publisher Robert McCullough spent a day baking with her in the kitchen of the Ontario inn. “He was the one who said ‘One day you have got to put out a complete A to Z Canadian baking book.’” But it isn’t a compilation or collection of previously released recipes. They’re all original and it’s taken more than two years to create, taste-test, recipe test, revise and write all 200 of them. There are no breads or savoury baked goods; instead it focuses on the sweeter side of baking. It’s a book meant for everyone, says Olson. Like Smith’s, it includes far more than instructions; there are clear descriptions, photos, the “whys” of each recipe, which is especially important in baking, when the science is so important to success. Once a reader understands the reason behind a technique or step, they can put it into play when advancing on to their own creations. Again, it’s all about building confidence. “This is not a textbook, but in essence, you could start with the simpler recipes, like the cookies and bars and work your way up to those that take more work, like the Viennese Sacher Torte or the Dobos Torte; those are quite an exercise.”

with allergies and dietary restrictions: dairy-free, eggfree, gluten-free, low-fat and low-sugar. As she points out, baking is not usually something

There are even wedding cakes, for home bakers intent on making their own. And Olson has also included sections on baking for those

done in isolation, “You do it for other people. You want to make something that everyone can enjoy.” Baking does take time,

says Olson, so make time for it. Especially during a busy holiday season. “Enjoy that process, not just the end result. Christmas is a great time to give yourself time in the kitchen and bake with your family and friends. It’s so much fun.”

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IF you were to list every great thing that could happen to a young hockey player, North Vancouver’s Stefan Elliott would be able to tick off most of those options after one huge game played Saturday in Colorado. First NHL game? Check. National audience on Hockey Night in Canada? Check. Play a regular shift? Check. Play with poise and smarts, showing you belong? Check. Score a goal? Check. Win the game? Check. Game-winning goal? How about that? The 20-year-old North Shore Winter Club product did it all in a 5-2 win for the Colorado Avalanche over the Edmonton Oilers Nov. 26, his goal eight minutes into the third period standing up as the game winner. “Pure joy and excitement,” was how Elliott described what it felt like to score the goal. On the play Avalanche centre

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Ryan O’Reilly won an offensive zone faceoff straight back to Elliott on the point. The young defenceman skated the puck along the blue line from the left boards to the centre of the ice, making a quick move in front of an Oiler forward to clear some space before firing a low, hard wrist shot that beat screened goalie Devan Dubnyk cleanly to the blocker side. “It was definitely something special scoring my first goal, let alone it being my first game,” Elliott told the throng of reporters that crowded around his new locker stall after the game. “It was nice to get that win, that’s for sure. I was pretty anxious coming in here. It definitely feels good to get that first one under my belt, hopefully there’s a lot more to come now in my career.” Elliott finished the game with 19:36 in ice time, a plus-one rating and was named the first star of the contest. It was the end

of a hectic 24 hours for Elliott. One day earlier he was napping before a game for the American Hockey League’s Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland when he received the call from the Avalanche, who needed him to fill in for injured defenceman Erik Johnson. Elliott then had to scramble to get to the rink, collect his gear and race to the airport to catch a flight to Denver. After spending the night at a hotel he arrived at the Pepsi Center about three hours before game time on Saturday and was reunited with teammates he hadn’t seen since training camp. “Once I got in and got settled I tried to calm the nerves a little bit and just came in here and got ready to play,” he said. Elliott will likely stay as long as Johnson is out with a groin injury. When Johnson returns, the Colorado coaches will have a decision to make about who will be sent back down. Elliott, a second-round draft pick in 2009, was the last player cut from the Avalanche during training camp prior to this season. In 18 games with the Monsters Elliott notched two goals and seven assists and registered a plus-five rating.

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Last year Elliott played for the Western Hockey League’s Saskatoon Blades, scoring 31 goals and 51 assists to earn the league’s Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy as defenceman of the year. In four seasons with the Blades Elliott scored 241 points in 282 games, including 82 goals. In 2009 Elliott was selected as the Canadian Hockey League’s Subway Scholastic Player of the Year after earning a 93.3 per cent average at Marion Graham Collegiate in Saskatoon while taking a heavy course load of Grade 12 classes. ••• North Vancouver’s Ben Maxwell was claimed off NEWS photo Cindy Goodman waivers by the Anaheim Ducks, ending his short time with Canada’s feel-good team, the Winnipeg Jets. After sorting out some MEMBERS of the Handsworth and Argyle junior girls field hockey teams joust work visa issues, Maxwell was during the North Shore championship final played earlier this month at Rutledge in the lineup for the Ducks Field. Handsworth won 6-0, giving the school North Shore titles at the junior and against the Detroit Red Wings senior levels. Nov. 20, registering two shots on goal in 7:15 of ice time. Since coming over from Winnipeg the pre-season. In 40 NHL games Maxwell has one goal and one assist with Maxwell has played four games with Anaheim with no points and two penalty minutes. Maxwell was also held scoreless in four 19 penalty minutes. The former North Shore Winter Club games with the Jets before being placed on waivers. He began player was a second-round draft pick of the Montreal Canadiens the season on injured reserve after suffering a back injury during in 2006.

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KATAGAI - Sheryl Lynn (Nee Gilroy) April 2, 1943 – Nov. 24, 2011 With great sorry we announce the passing of Sheryl Lynn Katagai. Having been born to Ellen and “Gil” Gilroy in New Westminster, she attended school there and continued on to study Biology at U.B.C. She opened “Opulence Silks and Dyes” in North Vancouver in 1985. In 1996 she moved her household and business to Deep Cove. Her clients respected her expertise and artistic talent and loved her for her generosity of time and information. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. We invite friends and acquaintances to join us for an open house to share memories of her life. It will be held at her home on Sunday, December 4th, beginning at 2:00pm. We want to thank the nursing and extended staff as well as the many volunteers at the North Shore Hospice. They cared for Sheryl with kindness, respect and dignity allowing her to have a peaceful final journey. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to the Lions Gate Hospice Society. Condolences may be offered at www.myalternatives.ca

Thomson, Ian Lindsay-Young Oct 12, 1922 to Nov 14, 2011 In loving memory of Ian LindsayYoung Thomson who passed away peacefully at LGH Hospital on November 14th, 2011. Born in East Sheen, Surrey, England on October 12, 1922, he arrived in Canada in 1947 after serving with the Royal Airforce. He became a very well respected Senior Executive Officer for the Federal and Provincial Governments, Unemployment Insurance Commission and General Manager for the Pacific National Exhibition. He was also a loving father and husband to his recently passed wife Krystyna Zofia Thomson (Patkowska) who he married on December 19, 1961. Ian was a very charismatic and intelligent man who enjoyed telling riddles, singing and listening to opera music, and traveling the world. He will be truly missed as a caring and honourable man and true friend but will rest in peace beside his amazing wife of over 48 years who he cherished always. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday November 30th at 11:00 am at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Dr, West Vancouver. 604-922-1221.

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GATTER - Evelyn June 19, 1928 - Nov. 10, 2011 Lynne passed away peacefully at Langley Hospice at age 83. She will be greatly missed by her three children Sharie, Darrell and Michael, grandchildren Nicole, Jackson, Genoa, Deanna, Robert and Jackson II and great grandchildren Petro, Maximus, Orion, Cole and Wyatt. We are eternally grateful to her sisters Alice and Tula, and all her extended family and friends for their loving care and support. We would like to thank all of her caregivers for their kindnesses and dedication at Langley Hospital and Hospice. A celebration of Lynne’s life will be held at a future date. GRAY - Scott Clifford Jan 3, 1920 – Nov 21, 2011 Born in Los Angeles, Calif. and raised in Southern Calif. He served in the USA navy. He married Nell Love in 1944. He earned his B.S. from Purdue Univ. His MS from Claremont, Cal and his PhD from US Nat’l Univ. He joined the San Diego City Schools in 1951 as a school psychologist and retired as Assist. Superintendant in 1979. Predeceased by his daughter, Patricia G. Mowatt and is survived by his wife, Nell and granddaughter, Heather Mowatt and his son-in-law Ed Mowatt. By his choice, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Lions Gate Hospital (Hospice) Foundation, BC Cancer Foundation, Purdue University, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. FIRST MEMORIAL (604) 980-3451 www.firstmemorialfuneral.com

KERR - Robin Bruce 1939 – 2011 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Rob on November 15, 2011. He was predeceased by his life long partner Patti in 2010. He is survived by his brother Ralph (wife Doreen) nieces and nephews. Rob attended Kitsilano High School and during that time became an elite alpine ski racer. After his racing career he turned to coaching junior racers on Mt. Seymour. Rob and Patti left North Vancouver in the early 70’s and settled on the bank of the Fraser River in Ladner. Rob was a master at his professions, consultant and distributor in ski, golf and fishing equipment, commercial fisherman, logging/ shake splitter; long shore man and carpenter “touch wood”. Rob was a founding member of Streamer Steelheaders and avidly involved with Delta Waterfowl. He excelled at everything he wanted to do. Racquet sports, motor cross, golf, all the while fishing every river he could find and setting decoys whenever the tide would allow. Rob touched lives and will be dearly missed. McPHERSON - Carell Carell McPherson passed away on November 25, 2011 at 78 years old. She had resided at Lynn Valley Care Lodge for a number of years. Carell was predeceased by her husband Norman McPherson. Survived by Karen (Grant), Alan (Pauline) and grandchildren Athena, Scott, Anna and Brandon. At the request of the family, there will not be a memorial service.

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LOST LYNXPOINT CAT, Blue eyes, white chest, striped body. Last seen at 20th and Gordon. Any information. Substantial reward. Call (604)922-8875

LOST OMEGA WATCH, N. Park Royal H & M store, 10am, Sat, Nov 19. 20 yr Anniversary gift. Reward 604-985-3303

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FOUND AT 21st & Marine, West Van, Dell RD 1000 Data Cartridge (Harddrive Cassette) 604-926-7127

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A Time of Remembrance Christmas Memorial Service

Christmas is fast approaching and sometimes we forget this is the first year without our loved ones. With this in mind, we would like to invite you to a time of remembrance and celebration in the spirit of Christmas.

HOLLYBURN FUNERAL HOME 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Rodolphe-Rousseau, Francoise Feb 13,1924 - Nov 24,2011 Francoise Rodolphe-Rousseau (nee Brusset ) - Passed away at Victoria Hospice in Victoria, BC on November 24, 2011 in her 88th year. Born in Tarbes, France, on February 13, 1924, she was pre-deceased by her mother, Odette Brusset, in 1981 and her father Jean Brusset in 1982. She is survived by her sister Annick Rivollier, brothers Henry (Anne-Marie), Mike (Gwenn) and Jean-Louis. Francoise is fondly remembered by nephews Alain Rivollier and Paul Brusset and nieces Veronique Neustaedter, Jacqueline Brusset and Jennifer Sattler and many grand nephews and nieces. Many thanks to friends and relatives for their support, with special thanks to caregivers and staff at Victoria Hospice for their compassionate support and care. Funeral Mass will be held at the Franciscan Friars at 1076 Joan Crescent,Victoria, BC on Friday December 2, 2011 at 1:00pm. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

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

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ALL ARE WELCOME This is a non-denominational service. FREE of charge. For more information, please call 604-922-1221 www.hollyburnfunerals.com

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EXCLUSIVE FINNING/ CATERPILLAR Heavy Equipment Service Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. Grade 12 diploma required. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid work practicum with Finning. Potential apprenticeship opportunity. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. GET YOUR FOOT in the Garage Door. General Mechanic training. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. First step to Automotive/Heavy Duty Apprenticeship. GPRC Fairview College Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. GO TO YOUR Next Job Interview with 2nd Year Heavy Duty Mechanic Skills. GPRC, Fairview Campus. 34 week course. Heavy Equipment Certificate. Intense shop experience. Safety training. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882 www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. LOOKING FOR A Powerful Career? Great wages? Year round work? Power Engineering program. GPRC Fairview Campus. On-campus boiler lab, affordable residences. Study 4th Class and Part A 3rd Class in only 1 year. 1-888-999-7882 www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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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. PHARMACY TECH Trainees needed! Retail Pharmacies &Hospitals need certified techs & assistants. No experience? Need training? Local training & job placement is available. 1-888-778-0461. SKILLED WORKERS Always in Demand. Pre-employment Welder, Millwright/Machinist program. 16 weeks and write first year apprenticeship exam. Be ready for high paying, in demand trades jobs. Starts Jan. 3, 2012. GPRC Grande Prairie Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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FOODSAFE 1 Day Courses #1 in BC • $62 • 604-272-7213 www.advance-education.com 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. THE ECONOMY Is Heating Up! Welders Millwrights/Machinists will be in high demand. Be prepared. 16 week preemployment programs at GPRC. January classes. 1-888-999-7882 www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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CERTIFIED MATH TEACHER. Senior math, calculus, IB, AP, SAT programs. K-12. 604-929-6262 PROFESSIONAL MATH TUTOR Over 15 yrs exp K-12. Excellent Results. Shiva 604-729-5744

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MINK COAT, full length, black, designer, sheared mink coat with carved edging, contemporary classic, worn 5 times, from SNOWFLAKE. M-L, perfect for Xmas in Whistler $3500. FAUX MINK COAT, black, full length with draped hood, excellent imitation fur from Holt Renfrew, worn 6 times, M-L $500. 604-616-5344 NATIONAL BILLIARD table 5ftx9ft, classic style, new green felt, $500. 604-926-9167

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.

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CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. HOSPITAL BED, new condition, new $2600, offers 604-987-0429 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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MEDICAL OFFICE, Trainees Needed! Accelerated job training & Placement is available. No Experienced Needed! Call now for details! 1-888-834-2180

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DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program - student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. www.wonderdogs.bc.ca 1-800-961-6616.

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

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

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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SUNSHINE CABS 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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Furniture

BLACK LEATHER SOFA, overstuffed, like new $475. 778-889-7455 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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MOBILITY Scooter Legend Pride 2010 3 wheel scooter well maintained 1750 obo (new 3750) 604836-2181 v_hebden@hotmail.com SCOOTER $500, CHAIRLIFT $1000 obo, good condition, Call 604-985-5144 SILVER FOX jacket. For $4500 you can own a beautiful Lanvin Designed 3/4 jacket size Medium 604-980-8966

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

MOVING SALE, treadmill $100, lateral file cab $450, office desk/ chair + amp + chair $400, rosewood d/r table + 6 chr. $400, chart cab. $500, various Ikea shelving units $150. 604-921-8298

MOVING House - Must Sell! Gibberd Mahogany oval diningroom table with extra leaf and seven chairs. 1930's oak with mahogany veneer bedroom suite - 2 chests of drawers and dressing table with miror. 3seater sofa and chair. Mushroom broadloom carpet 14.6 x 10.6 ft. Small chest freezer. Stereo set Technics with 5 components. Panasonic microwave. Ikea 6-drawer chest of drawers. Light oak glass front display case. Teak veneer bookcase. Kenmore upright vacuum cleaner. Call: (604) 984-7671 email: jejan2011@gmail.com

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EXP’D CARE Aide needed for advanced MS lady with a mechanical ceiling lift. Must have car. $17/hr. Sundays and on call, between 4pm-10pm. Fax resume 604-925-9767.

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LOOKING FOR A GREAT FILING CLERK!

Busy North Van office is seeking a full time Filing Clerk. Successful applicant will be a detailed and organized person, with good communication skills, and have knowledge of Word/Excel. Duties include filing, telephones, photocopying, faxing and data entry. Please forward resumes to: receptionist777@gmail.com

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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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WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank m a nu f a ct u rin g e x pe ri en c e. 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.

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MOVING SALE, hardwood qu bed, night stand, sofas, patio furn, desk, lawn mower & edger, 10ft ladder & more 604-719-6156 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 SOFABED, BLUE leather, Q/S, (5) persian rugs. English rattan furn, and misc. 604-913-8923

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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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LEATHER SOFA, dark purple; 32' Sony TV. Both in good cond. Free. You Pick Up (NorthVan). 604-970-1280 after 5 pm only. TWIN BED FRAME, captians bed with 3 drawers, white. Free you pick up 604-929-5666

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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.

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BIG BUILDING SALE... “CLEARANCE SALE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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MOUSSI MONTESSORI (Squamish) hiring F/T Early Childhood Educator. BA in Education or related field/AMI/1st Aid Cert. Req’d. Fluency in a 2nd language an asset but not mandatory. CAD $15/hr. E-res: anissa@moussimontessori.com

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READY TO WORK AND PLAY in a four season recreational paradise? Parts and service advisor required immediately at Jacobson Ford – Revelstoke, BC.Successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills, have Ford experience, be eager to advance within the company and want to work in a young and growing market. This is the best opportunity you’ll ever have to work in a great multi Presidents Award Winning dealership. Interested? Email your resume to mike@jacobsonford.com right now!

FEATURED EMPLOYMENT Can You Lead a Pet Food Retail Team?

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TIGER & REAS - We have immediate openings for the following positions at our Slave Lake Manufacturing Plant and Wabacsa Operations in ALBERTA. REAS Industries Ltd. - immediate opening for: FIELD TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR responsible for monitoring the transportation processes and ensuring compliance. TIGER & REAS 1) Journeyman Boom Truck Operators 2) Vacuum Truck Mechanics 3) 3rd Year Apprentice Mechanics 4) Journeyman Mechanics 5) Pressure Truck Operators 6) Hydro -Vac Truck Operators 7) Combo/Vacuum Truck Operators 8) Millwrights 9) Finishing Carpenters 10) Class 1 Drivers Competitive wages, benefit package, Camp live-in. Interested parties submit the following: A) An up to date resume for position applying for B) A current 5 year driver’s abstract for driving position To: HR@Tigercalcium.com or by fax to HR @ 780-464-0829 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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LANGELY DOUBLE wide 2 BR mobile, park like setting, quiet nr all amens. Air cond, completee reno, f/s, w/d, lge deck, lge storage. $49,500. 604-534-2997

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GIFT of Health and Wellness Your Outdoor Fitness Friend is a new North Shore business aimed at women between 40-70 years of age.See www.youroutdoorfitnessfriend.com Consider for Christmas or as an answer to your New year's resolution. Call: (604) 454-8641 email: kim@youroutdoorfitnessfriend.com

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PAPILLON, 3 reg male puppies, 2 shots, microchip, avail Dec 10. $1100. 604-987-9516 PITBULL, 9 & 10wks, M/F, blue/ red nose, vet chk, dontrol, shots, trained, $500+up. 778-990-7327

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Dogs

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Fairs/Bazaars

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Financial Services

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of HAZEL MINCH, also known as, HAZEL WRIGHT MINCH, also known as HAZEL W. MINCH, formerly of 322 – 980 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 4W2, Deceased, who died on the 16th day of March, 2011 are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Felicia S. Folk, Barrister and Solicitor, #1400 – 1125 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2K8, on or before January 5, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. ALAN E. FARBER, Executor.

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RENTALS Apartments & Condos

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The Fox Den at Metrotown out-call Escorts Vancouver

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Bach from $830 1 Bdrm from $1130 2 Bdrm from $1630

2 BR exceptional ste in quiet well kept bldg. extra lrg west facing private balcony across entire apt. 1.5 bath, 2 prkg, suite exec couple ns np, 1240 St, Georges, $1450 604-317-8811

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1 Bach, east facing, 3rd flr, $800 incl heat & h/w, ns, np. Available Dec. 15th. 604-983-9469

TIME BUILDING, 155 W 1st St, stunning views, Designer colours make this very large 2 br & 2 bath, Lower Lonsdale top flr condo ideal. Granite counter & SS appls, np ns, $2300. 1 prkg + storage. Tim 604-925-3171

WHITE CHOCOLATE SOUP Ingredients: 14 oz can of light coconut milk, 3/4 C passion fruit nectar, 7 oz (200 gms) white chocolate, garnish of choice: candy cane crumbs, cookie crumbs, nutmeg, cinnamon, chocolate syrup. Procedure: In a large bowl, break chocolate into small cubes. Cook coconut milk and nectar in a saucepan until hot. Pour over chocolate and let stand for 4 minutes before stirring, then serve while warm. Serves four.

1 BR avail. Dec. 15th $1200/month, 740sq.ft., DW, NW view, Carpet & Tile. 1 BR avail. Jan 1st, $1300/month 12th floor, 700sq.ft. panoramic city view, extra large balcony, south facing. Professionally managed building close to all amenities where you can watch the sunset. No pets. Call 604-983-6920 to view.

continued on next page

(Family complex )

Clean Sweep?

2 BR. avail Dec 1/Jan 1, new reno’s, new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628 www.blueridgeapartments.com

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

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

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

2 BR $1050, quiet bldg, heat, hw, hardwood, no pet, NS, nr bus/ shops/amens, 778-889-4719

AT

Rentals & Automotive

BLUERIDGE APTS

144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER

Information provided by: North Shore Child Care Resource Program, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society: 604-985-7138

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

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

1 BR, view, top flr, quiet, hardwood, cat ok, Lonsdale & 23, Dec 1, or 15, $850, ns, 604-986-4927 1 BR, W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, avail Dec. 1, refs req’d. 604-960-0452

L E S S

WOODCROFT: 1 bdrm, one 2 bdrm, one Studio. 1 year lease. ns, np. Utils. incld. COLLIERS - 604-926-2012

1 BR. new kitchen/bath, 650sf, central Lonsdale, incl heat/hw 1 yr lease, np, $1030, 604-681-2521

North Van Apt. Rentals

GIVE YOURSELF THE BEST! 1 BR & Den large & bright condo in sought after E. 3rd St & Lonsdale. Water views, newly reno’d, insuite laundry, d/w, prkg & storage, fireplace (furnished optional). $1450. Avail now. Call Julia 778-996-2917 or kakloros16@yahoo.com

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

1 BR $950. large, bright, garden level, carpet, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. 604-618-8338

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1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

THREE INGREDIENT CHOCOLATE MOUSSE PIE Ingredients: 1 prepared pie crust (any variety), 14 oz can of light coconut milk, 12 oz (350 gms) semisweet chocolate chips. Procedure: Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Warm coconut milk slightly and blend with chocolate in a blender until very smooth. Pour into crust and refrigerate at least four hours.

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Mortgages

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7015

BUSTY BLONDE Playmate 35yr Sweet & sexy girl next door 19 yr At Park Royal 778-960-4774 Monday - Friday 11am-8pm

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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.

LUXURY 2BR 2 bath, VISTA s/w crnr, 950 sf, wd,fp, prkg, storage, Feb 1st. $1900 778-989-2765

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Apartments & Condos

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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

THE IONA 1370 Clyde Ave Available Jan 1

1BR suites avail. $1450/month. Beautifully renovated units with ocean views, 620sq.ft. hardwood floors, granite counters etc. Quiet building steps from all amenities & Ambleside Beach. Sorry, no pets. Call 604-922-4724 to View

Luxury Over The Seawall! 2BR. pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287 PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s avail Dec. 5th. By appt. 604-921-7800

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West Van Apt. Rentals

AMBLESIDE TOWER

Studio & 1 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

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

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

6505

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6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

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. 1 BR $1,025. Available. 604-990-2971 WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt Ave. Studio Apt $895. Available. 604-990-2971

604-630-3300

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

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

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9105

Auto Miscellaneous

PORSCHE SNOW tires, set of 4 michelin 235/40R18, 255/40R18, $600 exc cond. 604-649-5361

9125

Domestic

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BCAA INSPECTED

9130

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

6540

Houses - Rent

3 BR 1bath W. VAN furnished, $2500 including utils, ns/np, avail now. 778-839-8305 4 BR city view, Upper Lonsdale, 2 levels, sunny deck, new dbl car garage. $2900 neg 604-961-6048

9135

Parts & Accessories

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

Scrap Car Removal

9145

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

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program, GPRC Fairview College Campus. Hands-on training - street, offroad, dual sport bikes. Challenge 1st year Apprenticeship exam. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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CENTRAL LYNN VALLEY, very clean 4 bdrm, 2.5 baths, large fenced yard, near bus & shops. n/s n/p, $2475/mo, Available Now 604-980-0035 or 778-772-3189 DEEP COVE semi waterfront 1 br $1875, 2 br $2675, 3 br $4550, ns, fantastic view 604-929-5191

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

6545

Housesitting

MATURE RN from Vcr Island would like to kitty/housesit in West Van 3-6mth Jan 2012. W Van ref’s Lauren 250-338-6693

6565

RETAIL STORE, approx 750 sf, Ambleside Marine Dr, W Van. $2650/mth gross. 604-240-4723

6590

Rooms

1 ROOM in bsmt, own bth, nr bus, suits student, Handsworth & Cap Rd, $500 incl utils, cable, internet, ns np avail now 604-980-0621

9160

2000 FORD Ranger XLT Sport, 4x2 p/u. 6 cyl, 3.0L, 5 spd, black, 124K, $4200, 604-255-5453 (in Vancouver)

1996 Cheyenne Chevrolet Pickup 190,000 kms, 4x4 with bench seat, gasoline, manual trans, 5L V8 Vortec engine, All offers con− sidered! $3300 Call: (778) 808−1848

Sports & Imports

2008 VW Touareg V6 Sport 4x4, Grey w/ tan Leather, Sport Pkg, Nav, Tow, 19” Alloys, VW Certified $39,995 Stk# CV381 2007 Touareg V6 Grey with Grey Lthr, Bi Xenon lights, Tow package, VW Certified $28,995 Stk #CV428 2008 Rabbit 2Dr 5spd Manual Sunroof, Alloys, A/C, Only 36k, VW Certified $17,995 Stk CV348 2006 Jetta TDI Auto Grey w/ Anthracite Leather, Sunroof, HS Alloys, VW Certified Reduced $18,995 Stk# B5590A

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

Capilano Volkswagen

1151 Marine Drive, North Van

604-985-0694 www.capilanovw.ca

Certified Series Pre-Owned

2007 Volkswagen GTI

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

Internet Sale Price $15,988

Internet Sale Price $27,988

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

2008 Jeep Compass

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8

Internet Sale Price $13,988

Internet Sale Price $36,988

Only 35,000kms, light Khaki, pwr group, BCAA inspected, stk#P5683

2008 Jeep Commander 4x4 7 pass, leather, sunroofs, 59,800kms, BCAA inspected

Internet Sale Price $23,988 CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE Northshore

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

2005 Subaru Outback

AWD, only 65,000kms, green, keyless entry, BCAA inspected, stk#11206A

Internet Sale Price $15,995

1600 MARINE DR., N.V. 604.980.8501

www.destinationchrysler.ca

2008 BMW X3 3.0si

2008 BMW X3 3.0si

$36,900

$34,900

Only 39,423kms, AWD, alloys, leather, sunroof, AWD, alloys, leather, sunroof, luggage rack, pwr keyless entry, B11231 group, B11236

2008 BMW X5 3.0si

AWD, running boards, sunroof, leather, wood inserts, keyless entry, B10275

$44,900

2007 BMW X5 4.8i

Only 50,148kms, AWD, leather, sunroof, tinted glass, Steptronic, B10247

$43,900

Park Shore BMW

2008 BMW X5 3.0si

AWD, alloys, leather heated seats, pwr group, sunroof, Xenon lights, B11117

$41,900

2008 BMW X3 3.0si

White, AWD, alloys, leather, sunroof, tinted glass, Xenon lights, B11234

$37,600

Northshore Auto Mall www.parkshorebmw.com | 604.985.9344

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $550 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Avail Dec 1. Call 778-846-5275

6595-45

North Vancouver

1 BR $525 inclusive in shared house, mid Lonsdale, renovated, ns np, avail now. 604-990-4257 1 BR IN spacious home for n/s female. Furn or unfurn, internet, w/d, $495 incl. 604-980-2106

SHARE LARGE house with 3 great guys. Great view. Dec 1 $525. 604-986-6808

6595-47

West Vancouver

ROOM FOR rent, Dundarave, on bus route, female only, suits Nanny or student 604-290-1243

Central Auto 4x4 / AWD SALE ALL VEHICLES ARE:

• Local BC & Reconditioned to Central Autos Standards 2007 BMW X3 AWD, only 37,000kms, 3.0i, sport, moon roof, alloys, BMW serviced, very clean. SALE PRICE $26,200 2007 Infiniti G35x AWD, only 59,000kms, sporty sedan, moon roof, leather, alloys, Factory Warranty SALE PRICE $22,350 2006 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD, only 68,000kms, leather, moon roof, alloys, Volvo serviced, excellent cond. SALE PRICE $18,900 2007 Jaguar X Type 3.0 AWD, leather, moon roof, alloys, 1 owner, dealer serviced, only 69,500kms, very nice SALE PRICE $22,500 2004 Mercedes Benz ML350 4matic AWD, only 89,000kms, moon roof, alloys, leather, very clean SALE PRICE $19,700 2002 Audi TT-S Line Quattro AWD, 6 speed, leather, alloys, only 97,000k, exceptional cond. SALE PRICE $16,600 2005 Mercedes Benz C240 4matic AWD, only 34,000kms, moon roof, auto, Xenon headlights, immaculate SALE PRICE $17,900

www.centralautonorthshore.ca 2006 BMW 330i Sport. Blue/ blk. 82k. Local. FSH. $20,500 Call: (604) 365-9682

2dr, 6spd, red, 62,600kms, sunroof, BCAA inspected, stk#11227A

6595

Office/Retail Rent

2005 Audi A8L Black with caramel Nappa leather, heater wood steering wheel ... Loaded. Local one owner full service at Cap Audi. $23995

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

THE ONE - The Only - The Only One in Canada! Only authorized Harley-Davidson Technician Program at GPRC’s Fairview Campus. Fairview, Alberta. Oncampus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

Houses - Rent

www.vancouvershortstay.com

2003 CHEVY Cavalier, auto, blue, gd cond, 97km, aircared, $4000. L. Valley, 604-987-4229 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

6540

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

BRITISH PROP, nr school, panoramic view, 4000sf, 4br+den ns np, Jan 1, $3998. 604-922-6789

935 Marine Drive

Auto Miscellaneous

1 BR + small den, main level in Duplex, bright, fully reno’d throughout, furnished/equipped, inlc’d wd, hydro & cable, private entry, ns, np, East 4th, $1200, 604-644-8590 or 604-990-0981

BOWEN ISLAND 3 BD house, F/P, W/D, N/S. Pet Near bus stop. Dec 1 $1250/mth 604.837.1700

1-877-273-8716

9105

Furnished Accommodation

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.

AUTOMOTIVE cont. from previous page

6522

9515

Boats

BELLBOY Boat 17’ 6" Reliable Fishing Boat in excellent condition. Now $4500 ono 604-924-3976

WATERCRAFT IN SUMMER, Snowmobiles in Winter, ATV’s in Between! Become an Outdoor Power Equipment Technician. GPRC’s Fairview College Campus. Apprenticeship opportunity. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

To advertise call

604-630-3300

2004 Mercedes Benz C320 4matic AWD, sport sedan, moon roof, alloys, very well serviced, 120,000kms, exceptional cond. SALE PRICE $13,200 2003 Jaguar XType 2.5 AWD, only 65,000kms, auto, moon roof, very clean. SALE PRICE $13,500 2001 Mercedes Benz ML320 4matic AWD, 110,000kms. 2001 Mercedes Benz ML320 4matic AWD, 94,000kms. 2000 Mercedes Benz ML320 4matic AWD, 93,000kms, moon roof, alloys, very nice cond,. Your Choice SALE PRICE $11,200 2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 AWD, moon roof, alloys, auto, only 130,000kms, timing belt & water pump replaced, a must see. SALE PRICE $12,800 1998 Audi A4 1.8 Quattro AWD, only 97,000kms, auto, moon roof, alloys, extra clean. SALE PRICE $8,250 2000 Jeep TJ AWD, 4cyl, 5speed, alloys, hard & soft top, great shape. SALE PRICE $7,250

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM garden level, Ambleside, inste w/d, cable, utils incl. Dec 1, $1100, n/s, sm pet, 604-925-6383 1 BR Dundarave deluxe ste new home, 9’ ceiling, f/p w/d, priv entry & patio, np $1350. 778-996-9011 1 BR, ground level, $825 + utils, nr Seabus, off St. prkg, ns np, suits 1, 604-987-6629 1 BR newer bsmt ste, spacious, own w/d, ns np N. Van, near bus, $1100 incl utils. 604-983-9137 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 2 BR beautiful garden level, W.Van, 4 appl, f/p, Dec 1, ns, $1290 + 1/2 util. 604-921-7281. 2 BR, garden ste, Lower Lonsdale, 1,000 sf, new appl, full bath, w/d, f/p, N/S N/P, $1325 utils incl, 604-990-6730 2 BR, Grand Blvd, area view, deck, suits mature single/couple $1300, ns Jan 1. 604-836-4135

2 BR, LARGE, BRIGHT, VERY QUIET, garden level, Delbrook area close to Edgemont, private entry, french doors to patio. Living room with f/p, dining area, great kitchen with 5 appl, bath with soaker tub & shower, own laundry room with lots of storage, ns np. Avail Jan 1. $1600 incl utils. 604-773-9815 3 BR, 2 bath, upper,new paint, fp, 2 lrg decks, ldry, lower Pemberton $2000 incl utils/net 604-926-3999 3 BR grnd flr ste, 1500 sf, Grand Blvd area, d/w, f/p, $1650 incls cable, net, ns np 604-626-1626 EDGEMONT 1br+den, radiant flrs, wd, Net, satellite, ns np, max 2, $1250incls Jan1 604-985-7267 SPACIOUS BRIGHT grnd lvl, 2 br +den, wd, gas fp, np, ns, Delbrook $1500 Jan 1st. 604-904-5197 North Vancouver

2034 MOUNTAIN HWY

Compact 2 bedroom lower suite, 4 appls. Great residents live upstairs. $1150 incls utils. N/P, N/S. Flexible possession. Lease & excellent refs a must. Al Dodimead, ACD Realty 604 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

6605

Townhouses Rent

2 BR & 3 BR large quiet, nr Edgemont, 1.5 bth, 5 appls, deck by stream, fp, ns 604-922-9400 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

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

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

You Want It We’ve Got It Find What You’re Looking for in the Classifieds.

For more information call

604.984.7714

Serving the North Shore for over 36 years st

843 West 1 St. N.Van Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

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HOME SERVICES 8030

Carpentry

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 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 'KULAGA' European Cleaning Service Reliable & quality service. 604-618-3424 or 604-971-2574 MAUREEN’S MAID SERVICE 1 time/reg/move outs $25/hr. 2 hr min. incl all supplies. 604-681-1337 egrecht@telus.net 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 DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER video inspections & jack hammer Call Tobias 604.782.4322

8080

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

Drywall

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

8105

Fireplaces

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

8125

8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN 40 years construction experience North Shore Call: (604) 626-3699

8135

Hauling

ABSOLUTE PROFICIENCY DD Haul & Delivery. Loads from $30 each. David 604-512-7471 CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101

8140

Heating

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

8150

Kitchens/Baths

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

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

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

Gutters

Alliance Windows &

Power Washing

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

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

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

ALLIANCE GUTTER cleaning, windows by hand/power washing 15 yrs exp. Steven 604-723-2526

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

AT YOUR HOME GUTTERS North Van division. Installs, cleaning, repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189

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

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

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

8080

Electrical

Bringing You a BRIGHT Future! Please visit us at

www.TCAelectric.ca 778-229-9480

A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332

8130

Handyperson

Odd Job Services - Home & Garden - Rain or Shine

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

ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677 NEED a MAN around the house? Quality workmanship no job to big or small. George 604-805-0054 NORTH SHORE RES, many skills. Free estimates, Wally 604-700-6360

Patios/Decks/ Railings

T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117

8180

Home Services

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

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

8220

Plumbing

1 to 3 Men

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

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

PLUMBING & HEATING NO JOB TOO SMALL NO OVERTIME BEST RATES Call Today for Your Free Quote

604-889-6409 JOHNSON MECHANICAL • Plumbing • Heating & Gas • Residential • 24/7

Best West Moving fast, 7 days/ week, short notice moves, great mid-month rates. 604-319-1010 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

Al Isaac (former owner of West Van Shell) & son Colin Fall Yard Clean Ups Power Washing (Decks, Fences, Sidewalks) 604-986-0003 Office 604-561-9100 Colin 604-218-7644 Al greenclipper@shaw.ca

604-925-0234

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com $60/HR. Specializing in Plumbing, Gas, Hot Water Tanks. 24/7. CJ’s Plumbing 604-440-6016

604-729-6695

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

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

A-1

PAINT CO. Christmas We do Flooring & Special Interior Finishing

604-723-8434

A.A. BEST PRO

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

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

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Renovations & Home Improvement

PCM Construction & Maintenance Water Ingress/Mould? Home Inspection, Repair Estimates, Full-scale Remediation Call 604-294-6700 www.pomeroyconstruction.com CHS INC. Custom Home Specialists. New builds, renos 604-990-1434 www.customhomeswestvan.com

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

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

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

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

Rubbish Removal

ABSOLUTE PROFICIENCY DD HAUL & DELIVERY meeting all your needs, ‘quality workmanship delivered with pride’. Loads from $30 each Please call David

604-512-7471

DALTON TRUCKING LTD. BINS & DISPOSAL

Dirt Fill, Concrete, Asphalt Brush, Demo, Const. Waste

SINGLE AXLE DELIVERIES

NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION. Additions & renos. Quality work. 25+ years exp. 604-936-0404

#1 TRAILER TRASH BOYS

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

Top Soil, Sand, Gravel, Dumpsites and more.

604-986-6944

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

Roofing

LIONS GATE ROOFING

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 • RoofMaintenance Maintenance

#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

PLOWING as low as $50 www.TCAplowing.ca

778-229-9480

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

8309

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 A.ALL AREA TREE SERVICE Topping, pruning & stump grinding. 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

www.crownroofgutters.ca AMBLESIDE ROOFING

All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 778-288-8357 AT YOUR HOME ROOFING North Van division. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189 CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913

WESTCOAST ROOFING SYSTEMS

604-987-7325

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

8255

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

604-973-0290 604-929-7133

Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

LANDSCAPING LTD.

8240

BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca

PLUMBERS

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

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

310-JIMS (5467) GREEN CLIPPER LAWN SERVICE

• Gutter cleaning/repairs • Power washing • Window cleaning • WCB insured • Free estimates

8200

DELBROOK

windowmansteve @gmail.com A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE

Masonry

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE

Book a job at: www.jimsmowing.ca

604-723-2526

8175

Free Estimates

Fully Insured

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

8075

Electrical

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8325

Upholstery

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

Find your perfect home at

househunting.ca

❅ To advertise ❄ ❆

in Classifieds ❅ call

604-630-3300 ❅

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