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PUBLIC CONSULTATION CONTINUES Port Metro Vancouver, together with the City of North Vancouver, recently completed a comprehensive consultation process for the proposed Low Level Road project to receive feedback on the modified project design and options. Based on feedback received, Port Metro Vancouver is hosting information sessions to present the proposed preferred design for community review:

GREEN CAN PROGRAM HAS BEGUN Residents in the City of North Vancouver can now help reduce their landfill waste. Starting this month, residents on the City’s singlefamily garbage collection route may include food scraps with their yard trimmings for curbside recycling.

Saturday, May 12 from 10am - 2pm at John Braithwaite Community Centre Wednesday, May 16 from 4pm - 8pm at Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier Also, a City hosted Public Meeting is happening on May 23 at 6pm at City Hall. For more information, visit www.portmetrovancouver.com. Join the conversation at www.porttalk.ca. Information on the Low Level Road Project can be found at www.cnv.org/LowLevelRoad.

The Green Can Program supports the City’s waste reduction goals and reduces garbage collection costs. The City encourages participation in the Green Can Program as food scraps will soon be banned from the landfill by Metro Vancouver.

Grand Boulevard Trail Improvement Project

Learn more at www.cnv.org/GreenCan.

SECOND OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULED FOR MAY 15TH The City of North Vancouver is proposing improvements to the mid-block trail crossings at Grand Boulevard at 13th and 15th streets to enhance pedestrian safety. Design ideas were presented at an Open House on April 24th where feedback from the public was received. This information has shaped a design concept that will be presented to the public on: Tuesday, May 15th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at St. Agnes Church Meeting Hall Please join us to learn more about the project and offer your comments. For more information, visit www.cnv.org/GrandBoulevardTrail. 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604.985.7761 | Fax: 604.985.9417 | info@cnv.org

Thank You to City Volunteers! The City thanks the many dedicated community volunteers who contribute countless hours to serve on City committees, commissions and boards. The City celebrated and honoured our community volunteers at an appreciation event on May 2nd. Check out the photos on Facebook and www.cnv.org. www.cnv.org/Facebook


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WV councillor says too little consultation on new reserve land development law tation to attend the tabling in the BC legislature, Booth said — an S TA F F R E P O RT E R invitation she accepted. West Vancouver council“From the Metro perspective and lor and member of Metro from the West Van perspective, Vancouver’s aboriginal relawe’re always reaching out to have tions committee says her district an opportunity to consult on legislawas caught off guard by the timing tion that directly impacts us,� Booth of new legislation tabled told The Outlook in in Victoria Thursday that a phone interview would apply provincial Thursday. “That’s laws to new developments something we all — on federal First Nations representing taxpayreserves. ers — want to have that Once enacted, the legopportunity, and that islation would mean two didn’t really happen.� major economic projects, B.C. Aboriginal including the Squamish Relations and Nation’s four-tower condo Squamish reserve Reconciliation Minister and commercial developMary Polak responded land at the Park ment planned next to West to the criticism Friday Royal shopping Vancouver’s Park Royal telling The Outlook that centre site. shopping centre would be discussions on the legsubject to B.C.’s building islation did not involve code and environmental regulations. West Vancouver because ultimately The other project to be put under the deal is between Ottawa, Victoria the purview of the province is a and the Squamish Nation. planned liquefied natural gas facility “The consultation primarily on Haisla reserve land near Kitimat. occurred between the province, Currently, reserve lands are subthe federal government and the ject only to federal laws under the Squamish because the act is an Indian Act. agreement between those parties,� But West Vancouver councillor Polak said in a phone interview. Mary-Ann Booth said the district “But there’s actually been quite was only given two days’ notice of extensive conversations about it,� the new legislation which she had she added, “albeit maybe some of initially thought was not going forward until the end of May. That continued, PAGE 5 notice came in the form of an inviTODD COYNE

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www.northshoreoutlook.com continued from, PAGE 4 those haven’t percolated to a political level.” Over the weekend, the minister’s office sent The Outlook a schedule of past meetings between the province and either West Van officials or aboriginal relations committee members, that it says proves Booth should not have been taken aback by the timing of the new legislation. Minister Polak told reporters in Victoria on Thursday the new law was sought in part by the Squamish to create certainty for private investors to finance and build the Park Royal development. “This is really a historic opportunity to begin to regularize the types of developments that take place on reserve,” Polak said. At the event, Squamish Nation Chief Ian Campbell told reporters the new legislation would help the nation “compete on a level playing field in the marketplace.” But Booth’s fellow aboriginal relations committee member and councillor for the District of North Vancouver, Alan Nixon, echoed his Metro colleague’s concerns about what he called a disappointing lack of consultation between the province and West Vancouver to The Outlook. “These are negotiations that have been going on between the province and the Squamish Nation, as far as I’m aware, without any meaningful consultation between the province and West Vancouver,” Nixon said in a phone interview. And while the Squamish Nation is still a couple years away from breaking ground on the proposed 600-unit commercial condo complex, Booth said that all parties involved in this

legislation are going to have to start engaging West Vancouver as the service provider municipality to the reserve for things like water, roads and sanitation. “You can pass this legislation which enables provincial laws to apply and allows First Nations to go forward, but the bottom line is it’s the in-the-trenches, on-the-ground, streetlevel politics that’s important, because we provide the actual services,” Booth said. “More dialogue would be a welcome change to how we do business.” Booth said a change is likely in order too for how West Vancouver does business with the Squamish Nation, as the new legislation includes a new framework for the Squamish Nation to contribute to the construction and upkeep of roads, sewers and other development on the reserve. The legislation would also create a parallel land title system for the province in order to deal with new condo and commercial lease agreements, as the federal Indian Act would still prohibit the sale of any reserve lands. But any extra administrative work would be shouldered by the province and would not increase the workload on service provider municipalities like West Vancouver, Polak said. “The land title registry we are establishing under this act is completely self-funded, so it’s on a costrecovery basis and won’t be of any cost to the taxpayer.” Polak also stressed the new legislation applies only to the Squamish Park Royal development and the Haisla natural gas facility and not to any other reserve lands held by those bands or any others. —With files from Tom Fletcher

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I am honoured to have been chosen by Premier Christy Clark to advance our government’s commitment to improving animal welfare in British Columbia by presenting my private member’s bill, Standards of Care for Breeders of Companion Animals, to the Legislature on April 23rd. This bill outlines the mandatory standards of care that dog and cat breeders in B.C. must meet to ensure the welfare of their animals. It will target puppy and kitty mills, while protecting legitimate breeders and future pet owners.

I have been tasked by the Minister of Education, George Abbott, to hold a series of roundtable meetings on improving the education experience of special needs children. I am now meeting with parents, teachers, administrators, and experts on special needs students to discuss improvements we can make to our education system. We will use our findings to develop a template that can be adapted to the individual needs of school districts across British Columbia. A report detailing the findings and recommendations of this roundtable will be provided to Minister Abbott.

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The District of West Vancouver Needs Your Input The District of West Vancouver is advancing planning for a post-disaster standard public safety building. This will ensure that in the event of a major earthquake our first responders will be able to serve the community quickly and reliably. A new public safety building would significantly improve our critical infrastructure as the current Police Station and Fire Hall No. 1 will likely fail (and possibly collapse) in the event of a major earthquake.

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The current project proposal is to co-locate Fire and Police Services in one post-disaster standard facility located on the south-end of the municipal hall site. The current cost estimate is $39.5 million. The only confirmed Council decision is to construct a new Police Station, constructed to a post-disaster standard and relocate the facility off the 1300 Block of Marine Drive.

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Thursday, May 17 Kay Meek Centre, Atrium Thursday, May 24 Gleneagles Community Centre, Seaview Room Thursday, May 31 West Vancouver Community Centre, Spirit Room

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All open houses will begin at 7 p.m. and will present the same materials. Staff and subject matter experts will be on-hand to provide information and answer questions at various information boards. There will be no formal presentation, so members of the public are encouraged to come anytime between 7 and 9 p.m.


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WVPD unveils new crest to commemorate its 100-year history TODD COYNE S TA F F R E P O RT E R

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ne hundred years to the day since West Vancouver hired without pay its very first police officer in John Teare — who, once the force was doubled eight weeks later with the addition of one F. H. Kettle, would go on to make chief — today’s West Vancouver chief came before district council to make the case for a new look for the force as it embarks on a new century. Chief Peter Lepine, joined by Mayor Michael Smith, proudly pulled back the veil on a new crest for the West Vancouver Police Department at Monday night’s district council meeting. Only the 12th chief in the department’s 100-year history, Lepine described the symbolism of the new crest. Still intact is the central imagery of a full-sailed ship at sea in a nod to the community’s marine identity. The ship is still separated by a single chevron from three dove-like birds which represent the partnership of the three distinct North Shore municipalities. What’s new to the badge is the phrase “Serving With Honour” where the former crest read “West Vancouver Police,” and the department name has been moved to a new blue ribbon at the logo’s base. Interestingly, the new insignia does away with the Tudor Crown that formerly topped it and replaces it with a St. Edward’s Crown, bringing the department’s logo in line with those adopted by most police forces in the Commonwealth since the 1950s.

SERVING WITH HONOUR - Chief Peter Lepine (at right) and Cpl. Jag Johal reveal the department’s new look. Submitted photo The new crest also boasts a Pacific dogwood — B.C.’s provincial flower— and 10 maple leaves garlanding each side to symbolize “the various provinces and territories of Canada,” Lepine said, albeit three leaves too short by today’s measure. The new crest is brighter too, sporting blue and gold where the former badge was mired in drab black and white. During the unveiling, Chief Lepine took the opportunity before council to weigh in on a soon-to-be-tabled motion to formally consult with the public on the location of a new public safety building for the district. Citing in his brief history lesson the 1954 opening of West Van’s current public safety building, which then

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sking an Italian to dip his bread in blended olive oil is like pouring a Scotsman something other than single malt. In other words, an insult. Just ask Orazio Scaldaferri and Enrico Sorrentino, a pair of Italian-born West Vancouverites, who insist on nothing but 100 per cent extra virgin olive oil. Today, the men are seated at a small dining table inside Scaldaferri’s character home with a selection of three olive oils and fresh bread for dipping. “Sample these ones,â€? says Scaldaferri, a bushymustached realtor who used to run the Scaldaferri been milled because there’s a particular pungent Deli and Pasta Shop in Dundarave. “[It’s] very smell when they crush it.â€? important to just have a feel for the oil itself. You When Scalaferri moved to Vancouver in the just dip and one, two and three.â€? 1970s it was hard to find the quality food he was After dipping, he enthuses: “Did you notice how accustomed to. “Bread, good bread was almost they are all very different — it’s unbelievable.â€? nonexistent. Same thing with coffee and of course “The second one is probably a bit lighter, this olive oil.â€? one has more kick. This is a small producer.â€? These days its much easier to find quality foods He then deconstructs the oil like a sommelier and ingredients. But there are still myths about might rate a glass of wine. olive oil, they believe. For instance, many think “Full body, with an extra kick at the end. It extra virgin olive oil should only be used for dipalmost stings your palate a little bit, the colour is ping and salads — and used sparingly. “OK, in realricher, it’s a little bit denser.â€? ity there’s only one olive oil and that should be the Scaldaferri and Sorrentino met through real extra virgin and it should be used for everything, estate — Sorrentino, a psychiatrist, was selling a says Scaldaferri. property in Umbria, Italy — but the pair bonded “Even for frying,â€? adds Sorrentino, “because for over food. frying the extra virgin olive oil has the highest point Since Sorrentino moved to Vancouver five years of smoke. For cooking everyday I couldn’t use any ago, they’ve teamed up to purchase several cases other.â€? of old world-produced olive oil for their personal There are other uses for the liquid gold: from moisconsumption — and expensive proposition because turizing your hair or skin to even helping with constithey have the oil flown in. pation. Sorrentino is currently working on launching “Olive oil is one of the most misunderstood a project between the University of British Columbia products that comes from the Mediterranean and University of Parma in Italy to collaborate on a region,â€? says Scaldaferri. “Olive oil is a very intercourse on the Mediterranean diet. esting subject because most of the olive oil that “The king of the Mediterranean diet is the extra comes to Canada is a blended olive oil.â€? virgin olive oil. [It’s] the base, together with pasta Real extra virgin olive oil can also be found on and tomato and veggie and cereals and so on.â€? store shelves here, but the price is “much, much He’s also keen on an educational-commercial higherâ€? because of production costs. For the average consumer not educated about olive oil, it’s hard project that would allow North Americans to adopt olive trees in Italy. “We have in Italy more than to fathom the difference between two bottles of 200 million olive trees that are currently in producolive oil, one $16 and the other $60. tion.â€? “At the end of the day the consumer is conThe goal, he says, is to create awareness and fused. It’s easier to be buying the cheaper one,â€? says develop relationships between consumers and Scaldaferri. producers and farmers which would help increase But it won’t taste the same or have the same consumption of extra virgin olive oil and help to properties. Pressed from fresh olives, extra virgin decrease the price per litre. olive oil is known for its low acidity. In Canada consumption per capita of olive oil is “You always have a choice of going cheap or around 1.5 litre per year, while in Italy that number really tasty — the real thing.â€? is closer to 50 litres, says Scaldaferri. He and his He knows the difference. Scalderri was born in family are doing their part to increase olive oil conCalabria one of the “big threeâ€? olive oil producing sumption here. “We will consume between 40 and regions — along with Puglia and Sicily — that pro50 litres a year, for sure.â€? duces most of the olive oil in Italy. His advice to those who haven’t experienced “Where I was born, there’s an olive grove that a real quality, extra virgin has 15,500 plants, some 400 olive oil? years old. I grew up in that editor@northshoreoutlook.com “I would say buy one litre twitter.com/justinbeddall area.â€? He smiles wistfully. “The of good extra virgin olive oil smell of milled olives during instead of two or three that the fall can travel for kilomeare lousy.â€? tres — you can smell that it’s JUSTIN BEDDALL Âť EDITOR

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CELEBRATING YOUTH - Student photographer Ryan Molag captures musician Eden Sterling performing at CityFest, an annual event put on by North Shore youth. The festival, which took place May 5 in the Centennial Theatre parking lot, included a skateboarding competition, music, art, live theatre and food. Ryan Molag photo

When dozens of trees fell in the forest, he’s seen trees illegally chopped down. didn’t anybody hear? Or see something? In one instance, the group involved In early January, 35 trees were “cut, came forward and admitted to their mislimbed or topped” in North Vancouver’s take and paid for a remediation of the Capilano River Regional Park. site, he said. Even though the area is bordered by The trees cut down in Capilano River several residences the rogue lumberRegional Park, were mostly cedar and jacking was not immediately reported to firs. Many were mature. authorities. “It’s appalling,” A concerned citiSokalski said. zen later called Metro “Fifty, sixty-yearVancouver. old trees were North Vancouver removed from RCMP arrived at the the park.” WWW.NORTHSHOREOUTLOOK.COM scene shortly after. As Sokalski A criminal investigation noted, parks are in now underway, but public assets, to date no charges or arrests have been something treasured throughout the made and an investigator is still taking region. And they need to be protected. statements and searching for witnesses, The illegal tree harvest in North Van according to North Vancouver RCMP cost more than $40,000 to clean up, spokesman Cpl. Richard De Jong. according to media reports. The tree If caught, the suspect or suspects could removal also threatens slope stability. face charges of mischief over $5,000. Sokalski commended RCMP’s diligent And while it’s not a homicide investiwork on the tree cuting case. gation, North Van police are taking the “We’ll just have to wait and see where file seriously. There’s been a lot of public that all ends up.” outrage over the case. De Jong says tips are being followedAs De Jong noted, it’s not the case of a up on. stop sign being knocked down. Trees are Like any unsolved file, it may only part of our environment, our community take one person to say something that and “aren’t easily replaced.” will change the trajectory of the invesMitch Sokalski, West Area parks mantigation. And now is not the time for ager for Metro Vancouver, has been sounds of silence. working in parks for more than 30 years. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time —The Outlook

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— LET TER OF T HE W EEK— killing of a high proportion of breedMistaken identity by ing age female grizzlies, especially if trophy hunters can it is already under threat from poachhabitat loss, hunter conflicts etc... seriously damage grizzly ing, There is also no evidence that sport population, says expert hunting of male bears is necessary as As an advocate for bear conservation I take issue with a false and misleading statement regarding grizzlies in the story “Minister Talks Tankers, Trophy Hunting in North Van,” Outlook, May 3. Wayne McCrory, a well-respected biologist, warns that “anyone promoting the hunting of male bears is automatically dooming a fair number of female bears in the population to death within the hunted population. Between a third to a half of all grizzlies killed in the BC trophy hunt (approximately 400/year) end up being female due to the fact that the hunters cannot tell the sex of a bear, especially if the bear has just left her young and in estrous. Mistaken identity by trophy hunters can have a devastating consequence on a grizzly bear population through the

a means to control male bears from occasionally killing younger bears. In fact, sport hunting does far more harm than good.” McCory goes on to say that “while it is also true that a male bear occasionally will kill a younger bear, it is very rare that a male bear will eat younger bears while still hibernating. To promote the idea of hunting male bears to stop the occasional but rare male bears killing younger bears is nonsense. The grizzly society got along well before trophy hunters came along and fabricated specious justifications to support their blood sport.” If anyone would like to know more please go to the online petition: gopetition.com/petitions/trophyhunt/sign.html Barbara Murray Nanoose Bay

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he Whytecliff Park project was deeper areas, cloud sponges, themselves home meant to set a national precto more rockfish, awaited divers at every turn. edent, the inaugural domino in In the 1960s, a total of 12 species of rockfish what would become a cross-Cancalled Whytecliff home. ada movement. Tucked near the What wasn’t known at the time, was that end of Marine Drive, just east of some of the fish being speared, the rockfish in Horseshoe Bay, the waters of Whytecliff Park particular, were upwards of 100 years old and would become the first marine protected area catching them meant wiping out generations of in the country that safeguarded marine life the fish. from consumptive use. The push to ban spearfishing in Whytecliff For those involved in the marine industry, began in earnest in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. academics and conservationists alike, it was Committees were struck, boards were erected perfect. and many a meeting So too was it for local was held about how bureaucrats and politicians. to best handle the High-fives, all around. issue but nothing But how did this collection official would come of like-minded people get the of it for decades. go-ahead for the work in the Fast forward to WWW.NORTHSHOREOUTLOOK.COM first place? And, what has it 1993 and Richard meant in the long run? Paisley, an adjunct professor of law Early days and the director of the Global Transboundary Since at least the early 1950s, Whytecliff Park International Waters Initiative at the University had been a destination spot for divers looking of B.C., is living in one of the now-demolished to spear the abundant lingcod, red snapper and caretaker’s cottages in Whytecliff. rockfish in the area. Back then, the rockfish There was a sense at that time, remembers caught by a diver in Whytecliff could be traded Paisley, that marine life protection was the next for a full meal in Chinatown. And they often step — the “flavour of the day,” he calls it — for were. those toiling in the sphere of marine conservaIn those days, Whytecliff’s shallow waters tion. were home to schools of black rockfish. In the “We really wanted to foster that feeling

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Oceans Canada. “We decided we needed Fisheries on our side. We talked to legal counsel in Ottawa and they said the easiest way is to have a series of closures [a simple ban on all types of fishing] under the Fisheries Act,” says Paisley. “We said ‘sure.’ And that became the legal mechanism by which we shut down the exploitation of living marine resources in the park.” As of July 24, 1993, Whytecliff Park was a marine protected area.

Red tape The trouble facing Paisley, however, was twofold: the lack of any official guidelines to establish a marine protected area and the often confusing web of jurisdiction present in Canadian waters. For instance, Ottawa has jurisdiction over the sea coast and inland fisheries under the Constitution. But they only have jurisdiction over certain parts of the sea bed, while B.C. has authority over others parts. The sea bed of the Strait of Georgia, for instance, belongs to the province. First Nations jurisdiction, provided under Section 35 of the Constitution, further complicates the mix. So, Paisley, who by this point was working with people from the Vancouver Aquarium, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society as well as concerned citizens and West Van municipal staff, decided to seek the approval of the community first. Unfortunately, Paisley says they were met with some resistance, as a handful folks in the neighbourhood were reluctant to attract any extra attention to the area. The group then turned to Fisheries and

Semantics “Everything is counted as a marine protected area now, but they are not,” says West Van’s Bernie Hanby, famed underwater photographer and crusader for Whytecliff. “There are even places reserved for people to anchor their boats at night, but there’s no protection whatsoever. And the public thinks that if you say ‘park’ it is protected. It’s a total misnomer. Fish get no respect.” A former insurance adjuster, Hanby, 78, was an avid fisherman in his younger days. In fact, it was the fishing in B.C. that brought him here from England in 1960. But then Hanby

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Left out Four years later, Canada adopted the Oceans Act, then a world-leading piece of legislation aimed at providing a comprehensive framework for oceans management. Part of that framework included guidelines to establish marine protected areas. But since the Whytecliff project preceded the Oceans Act, it wasn’t included in the new rules. According to John Nightingale, president and CEO of the Vancouver Aquarium and a member of the group that worked on Whytecliff in 1993, calls to recognize the area under the Oceans Act were quickly made but ultimately rejected. “The government said no, it [Whytecliff] wasn’t big enough or important enough. So, they didn’t do it,” says Nightingale. “It actually lacks official designation. Whytecliff Park, technically, isn’t a marine protected area.” With the new regulations came new definitions of what a marine protected area could be. In the context of Whytecliff, a marine protected area meant a fishing closure. Now marine protected areas can be defined in numerous ways such as zones where no oil or gas drilling can occur, but people can fish. In 2002, the National Marine Conservation Act came into being, but that measure is attached to national parks or national parks reserves. It gives Parks Canada the ability to protect conservation areas in places such as Haida Gwaii and the southern Gulf Islands, where a national marine conservation area is currently in development. Such a designation, however, doesn’t inherently mean these areas are no-take zones either.

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OPENING DAY - Bernie Hanby is interviewed at Whytecliff in 1993. Photo supplied by Bernie Hanby

Hanby was in Pender Harbour, where he owns a second home. He’d been going there for years and knew of the area’s reputation as a hot spot for spearing lingcod. But awareness of a reputation and seeing the results of it, however, are two different things. “Divers would have these meets to scout who could spear more fish and where. And I came upon it and never took a photo, which I regret to this day. There was 2000 pounds of dead fish from one of those events,” he says, angered still. “There’s no sport in that.” Something had to be done. In 1985, he helped set up the Marine Life Sanctuary Society, which, eventually came two work with Paisley, Nightingale and others on Whytecliff after failing to establish a marine protected area in Gabriola Pass a few years earlier. Since 1993, the society has had its ups and downs, suffering from fluctuating membership numbers. People like to see results, Hanby says, and after their attempts to work in Gabriola Pass, members walked away frustrated from the failure. But a resurgence is in the works, Hanby adds with a proud smile, as new blood has begun to join again. “The key for me has always been to get support for marine protected areas. And rockfish are the indicative species of why it’s important. We have vacuumed the Georgia Strait and all up the coast. But most people are not exercised by the loss of these fish,” says Hanby. For me, it’s absolutely dramatic.”

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Storyweaving success Squamish Nation’s Renae Morriseau part of the creative force behind a multidisciplinary performance called Storyweaving MARTHA PERKINS BLACK PRESS

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enae Morriseau could describe herself in many ways, with each one speaking to an essential part of who she is — woman, Peguis First Nation, artist, singer, storyteller, actress (she played Ellen Kinesi in North of 60), grandmother, urban dweller. And while she embraces all of those things, what she loves is how they can all come together to create a sense of excitement about the future. “I am honoured and grateful for the life I live,” she says in a telephone interview from her home on the Squamish Nation reserve. While she was exposed to all the traditions of her ancestors, including her English great-grandmother, she was allowed to find her own way. “Nothing was told to me about how I should look at the world. Yes, I had traditions, and went to Anglican church with grandmother, but I was never told I had to be a certain way other than to be a good person.” So when she questioned why women weren’t allowed to join the singing around the drum at traditional ceremonies, she formed her own singing group, M’Girl, with other Aboriginal women. When she wanted to tell stories in her own way, she became a writer.

She is part of the creative force behind a multi-disciplinary performance called Storyweaving. In it, the cast of aboriginal artists, elders and Downtown Eastside community members reach out to help an man — The Old One — “open up to his life’s journey, his regrets and hopes, through the teachings of the medicine wheel. His journey home gives voice to experiences of the urban aboriginal community, to voices not heard, to lives left behind.” For Morriseau it’s a way of both acknowledging the woundedness of her people while also celebrating what she sees as a renaissance of First Nations culture. “We combine voices in this play to demonstrate we’re alive and well and kicking,” she says. “It is a beautiful thing. Working with people who have had devastating experiences is pretty profound.” Art gives voice to these messages but creates a new dialogue about future possibilities, such as the Vancouver Opera’s Salish Coastinfluenced production of The Magic Flute next March. “I love this amazing city,” she says. Storyweaving runs May 11 to 13 and May 18 to 20 at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 1607 E. Hastings. Pay at the door with a sliding scale of $0 to $20.

stagewrite Time to tango North Vancouver’s Claude and Hazel Esposito are helping stage the 3rd annual Vantangofest from May 17-20 at the Croatian Cultural Centre. To find out more about this exciting tribute to tango, visit vantangofest.com.

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W. Van student collecting books for remote area in China Mulgrave’s Carol Wu says father helped inspire her SEAN KOLENKO S TA F F R E P O RT E R

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ulgrave student Carol Wu balances a pretty busy schedule — homework, membership in her school’s photography and Photoshop club and volunteering at the West Vancouver Memorial Library are but a few of the items on the

Grade 10 student’s plate. With only so much productive time in a day, one would understand if Wu opted to keep her dance card as it is. But that isn’t her style. This year, Wu decided to take on a project with an international focus. Since January, she’s been working with the Chinabased charity iFund — the second largest charity in the country, next to the national Red Cross Society — to send books to Guizhou, a province in southwestern China that doesn’t have regular access to English texts. The idea came to her while talking with members of the photography club, all of whom were expressing an interest in expanding the breadth of their arts-focused group, and Wu’s father who often spoke of growing up in a Chinese town deprived of books. “His family comes from a tiny town, and he still has family there,” she says, noting her father is in China routinely on business. “And they had to travel several hours to school. He

Grade 10 student Carol Wu. Sean Kolenko photo remembers what it was like but because he still knows people there, he still sees how tough it is.” So far, Wu has only been collecting books at school through her club and at the West Van Memorial Library. Next year, however, she plans to coordinate a fundraising event at Mulgrave to get the attention of the entire student body. By doing so, Wu hopes to not only collect more books, but potentially raise some money through donations to help with shipping costs. To date, Wu has been sending the books she’s collected in the suitcases of friends and family trav-

elling to and from China. Once she’s able to make larger book shipments, Wu says iFund has told her she’ll only have to send them to Qingdao, a city in eastern China, and they will get the books to Guizhou from there. At the moment, Wu says she has been focusing on collecting children’s books because the pictures are helpful for those just learning English. Anyone interested in donating used books can email Wu at goldsunsilvermoon@hotmail.com. A donation box will also be set up at the Memorial Library, Wu says.

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Because she always makes you feel like the coolest kid in town…

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When you turn on your tap asks you to “Get to know and clean, safe water comes your H2O.” Think about the out, do you ever wonder how impact of your everyday acit got there or what happens tions and how a few simple when it goes down the drain? changes really can make a Or why you should care? difference. “It is often said that the Have you thought about ability to provide clean how much water you can drinking wasave by ter and treat limiting sewage is the your shower greatest contime to five tribution to minutes, or public health by turning off our world has the tap while seen,” says brushing Daisy Foster, your teeth? CEO of BC How about Water & by reducing Waste Assolawn waterciation. “Yet, drinkingwaterweek.org ing or raising in our part of the level of the world, we your lawn take for granted that we can mower blade to cut down on simply turn on the tap and evaporation? clean water gushes out. We Did you know that what we forget that we use that same put down our sink or toilet treated water to hose down can have a serious impact our driveways and water our on fish and the aquatic lawns. We flush our toilets environment? Detergents, and away it goes along with medications, and many other whatever we put down there.” household products end She adds, “We make the up at wastewater treatment effort to turn out lights to plants where special processconserve energy, yet we es are required to minimize don’t make the connection the impact on the receiving between energy and water waters. Fats, oils and grease use. Many of us are unaware that we put down our drains of the energy that is used to can often cause blockages in treat and distribute water.” sewer lines resulting in costly During Drinking Water repairs. During Drinking Week, May 13 – 19, 2012, BC Water Week, take the time to Water & Waste Association find out about safer disposal

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N26% of British Columbians have no idea where the water that flows from their tap comes from.* NThe average Canadian uses 329 litres of water per day. However, the average Canadian thinks they only use 132 litres per day.* NWe use up to 50% more water in the summertime when people are watering their lawns and gardens.** *2011 Canadian Water Attitudes Study, commissioned by RBC and Unilever Canada **BC Stats 2009

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GET IN THE GAME! Up to $20/hr 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.

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Join our Marketing/ Advertising team now Busiest time of the year! Hiring 12 f/t CSR reps Must be outgoing and motivated!

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The award-winning Outlook newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The Outlook is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent print media company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers across Canada and the United States. The successful candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service. The winning candidate will be a team player and will be called upon to grow an existing account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in an extremely fastpaced environment with a positive attitude is a must. The candidate will have two years of sales experience, preferably in the advertising industry. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary, commission plan and strong benefits package. Please submit your resume with cover letter by Friday, May 18, 2012. To: Publisher, The Outlook publisher@northshoreoutlook.com fax: 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4 Only selected applications will be contacted.

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CALL 604-558-2278 SALES Representative / Transportation Specialist needed for well established BC based Flatbed Trucking / Logistics Company. No Relocation required. Must Have Experience in Transportation field. Email Resume to accts@lakeenterprisestrucking.com Ph:250-3982299 WELDERS WANTED. Journeymen 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km west of Lloydminster, is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journey wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca or production@autotanks.ca. 780-8462231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax). WHOLESALE Craft Manufacturer looking for people to make our handmade native crafts. Must be reliable and eager to work. Work from home. Free Training provided at our location in Mission. Great earning potential, ideal for stay at home Moms, semi-retired or anyone looking to supplement their income. Call 604-826-4651 to schedule your spot in one of our training sessions.

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Retail or wholesale (NOC: 6251) required for Donald’s Fine Foods. Immediate openings at our Richmond locations for 15 qualified / exp. Meat Cutters. Duties; Cut, trim and prepare cuts of meat, supervise other workers and provide training. Must speak English. Permanent / Full-time – 40 hours per week. Full Benefits after completion of probation.

Wages: $16.04 per/hour E-mail: careers@ donaldsfinefoods.com or fax: 604.875.6031

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VOLUNTEER AT THE SCOTIABANK CANADIAN OPEN FASTPITCH!

Be part of our exciting, worldclass softball tournament, which takes place from June 30 - July 9 in Surrey, BC. We are looking for volunteers in areas such as: scorekeeping, security & parking, tickets & gates, announcers, transportation, batgirls and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours. In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive: • FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked! For more information, visit our website at: www.canadian openfastpitch.com or contact our office at 604.536.9287 or info@canadianopen fastpitch.com And don’t forget to like us on Facebook at: http://www. facebook.com/Canadian OpenFastpitch and follow us on Twitter @CdnOpen!

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APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

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1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

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1997 WILDWOOD 26’ 5th wheel, great cond., stored inside, new tires & fridge, A/C, micro, incl. hitch, only $7,900. Phone 604-858-2949.

AUTO FINANCING

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

1999 FORD 350 BPlus Motorhome with V10 motor, fully equip., exc. cond. $15,000 obo 604-462-1499

2004 ITASCA SPIRIT 29.4 ft. Class C motorhome, 50,000km. 2 slide outs, awnings, generator & ext. warranty. Exc. cond. $42,900. 604856-8177 / 604-308-5489(Aldergrv) 2011 WINDRIVER 230 RKS, loaded, total length 28’9”. Asking $26,000/obo. Will take small trade & cash. Don (778)344-8047. BIG FOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-6670024 www.rosmanrv.com

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SUNDECKS

MOTORCYCLE HAULER, single/ dble/trpl large lockable utility box for all your gear. Wide easy load alum. ramp incl. $1250. 778-888-6805.

TRANSPORTATION STND POODLE pups 8 wks, vac, dewormed, CKC reg, parents on site, apricot $1500. 604-496-1180

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ONE BDRM suite in Aldergrove @ $650/mo includes hydro, heat, cable w/access to HD channels. Call (604)607-0481.

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1998 VW Fox 4dr H/B, 5sp, 178K, exc cond. no aircare, silver w/black int. $1250. 604-996-8734 2005 HONDA CIVIC SI, silver, 4 dr, 5 sp, fully loaded, 90 K, s.roof, $6,600. Call 604-551-1377. 2011 HONDA CRV 4 wd, Auto, silver. Loaded. Local car. $21,500: 10000k. Call 604-551-1377.

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DELUXE SUITE BURNABY HEIGHTS. Bright 2 bdrm, 2 FULL bath suite, kitchen dining, separate living rm, above ground 1150 sq ft; appliances, utilities, cable incl $1350 PM; parking, view, shared laundry, private entrance; amenities. N/S, N/P, References. For Lease 1 year. Avail NOW. Call 604 340 4548

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Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread

GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

Moon Construction Building Services. Your Specialists in; • Concrete Forming • Framing • Siding 604.218.3064

Swimming Pool & Sauna.

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AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

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Newly Renovated, 650sq.ft. Great Location. Heat, Hot Water & TV Cable (basic) Included.

SPRING TIME - Springer cross pups, 6 mos, 1st shots, $450. 604823-6739, afternoons/evenings.

• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

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CRIMINAL RECORD?

One bedroom $950/mo.

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups. Family/farm raised. Vet ✓, shots, short hair, parents exc temper. F$695.M $595. 604-835-0305.

RECYCLE-IT!

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

APARTMENT/CONDO

CARS - DOMESTIC

2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3300 firm. 604-538-9257.

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PUGS pure bred. 5M 1F, no papers 1st shots, dewormed, 8 wks old fawn & red $800 (604)826-1037

Hardwood Floor Specialist •Installation•Sanding•Refinishing Express your unique & individual style with a custom stain. Dust free sanding. 778-995-Wood (9663). View our picture gallery at www.visionexotik.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

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LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

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RENTALS

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627

PETS

MD ROOFING. ALL TYPES OF ROOFING. Servicing since 1986. New & reroof. 604-725-1315

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PAINT SPECIAL

Interior / Exterior Small / Big Jobs Comm/Res. Fully Insured.

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• Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

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STAN’S PAINTING Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB. Kitchen Reno’s & Cabinets

Seniors Discount Book by end of May - 10% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857

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1 $38/hour. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains. Big & small jobs. Local & license. Call 604-510-2155

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Senior’s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

JJ ROOFING SPECIALIZING IN RE-ROOFING. WCB Insured., 3rd Party Liability, BBB member. Jas 604-726-6345

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BLUE NOSE STAFFORDSHIRE puppies, 7 wks. old, black, brown, gray colours $350. (604)723-4501 BORDER COLLIE pups born Mar 6, 2012. Registered. Strong trialing & working pedigree. Vet checked. 1st shots. $500. 604-854-6637 Abbts CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. Over 20 years of referrals. 604-807-5204, 604-592-5442 or 604-854-1978 CANE CORSO MASTIFF pure bred male, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet ✓ Call 604-826-7634. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 CHIHUAHUA male, black & tan, vaccinated, dewormed and vet checked, $700. 604-504-5438.

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT SALE! 20X26 $5,199. 25X28 $5,799. 30X42 $8,390. 32X56 $11,700. 40X50 $14,480. 47X76 $20,325. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

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Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

FOR SALE BY OWNER

www.greatcanadianautocredit.com Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

ALDERGROVE 7 bdrm, 4 bath, 9 yrs old, 2 a/g stes on 1st floor, 4 bdrms up, open concept kitchen with island, crown moldings, south backyrd. $579,900. (604)856-4721

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2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6450 firm. Call 604-538-4883

HOMES WANTED

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WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-626-9647

TRUCKS & VANS

1998 TOYOTA TACOMA 4X4 new shocks, alarm, hwy kms, good condition. $12,000 obo. 778-891-4501

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

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OTHER AREAS 2001 Windstar loaded, black, dark tinted windows. Runs Nice. 233K. No aircare. $950. 604-9968734

CORTES ISLAND BC. Tranquility is yours for $309,500. 3 bedroom on 1.3 acres at Smelt Bay. Attached workshop. Sun deck. Fenced garden. Ocean peek. 604-789-2492 Need A Ride, Drive Today. Take $500 to $5000 Cash Home. Carter Credit 1.888.688.1837

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WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in May, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

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2007 FORD F150 XLT 4 X 4, only 70 km, new tires & brakes, dark blue, excellent cond. $19,900. Phone 604-858-2949 2009 DODGE 150 HEMI PICK UP with canopy, rhino lined, loaded, 8000 original km’s, show room condition. 26,000 OBO. (604)613-3727

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CARS - DOMESTIC

ENGLISH BULLIES 2 m. 12 wks. Vet ✔, stable temp., 50 lbs. at most. $1200 (604)725-7191 after 5

210 East 2nd Street North Vancouver 1 bdrmHeat/hot water incl. Sorry no pets

1193 Taurus, 4dr 130Km. Just like new. Aircared. $650. 604-996-8734

HORSE

Call 604-985-2639

2001 CAVALIER 142K, 4 cyl, auto, 4 door, drives great, Perelli tires, just AirCared, $1900. 778-893-4866

15 Year old 14-3 Bay Andalusian mare. Sensitive horse for confident tactful rider. Owner retired. $8500 obo TO A GOOD HOME. Call 604-534-6152 (Langley).

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

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REAL ESTATE

Tree removal done RIGHT!

~ Crown Molding Installation ~ Staining & Custom Painting Laminate flrs ~ H/W Refinishing Mention this ad for $200. off on minimum $1000 job.

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TREE SERVICES

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

MISC. FOR SALE

**HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

BESTWAY PAINTING & DECORATING

FURNITURE

• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING, silver, convertible, 84,000 kms. Auto. Aircared. $5,995. obo. 604-826-0519

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2011 Custom weld Jetboat 20ft, c/w 9.9 Suzuki Kickin, depthe sounder, windless anchor system, Stainless steel BBQ, & much more. $49,900. Contact Rich 778-988-9302


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