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An artist’s rendering of the new expansion to Park Royal South shows an open-air shopping complex similar in concept to The Village nearby. While the names of future stores aren’t being revealed yet, Park Royal vice-president Rick Amantea said there would be both international and local retailers. Submitted artwork

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onstruction has begun on a new open-air shopping complex at the Park Royal South shopping centre, containing sought-after European and American retailers, public gathering spaces and possibly a “state-of-the-art” movie theatre. While the exact names of the 15 to 20 new stores aren’t being released yet, Rick Amantea, vice-president of Park Royal, said many would be unique to Western Canada — and even Canada, overall. Construction on the project is underway now, and will be mostly finished by the fall of next year. A movie theatre with as many as 11 screens could be added but more community consultation needs to be done before the decision is made, Amantea said. “The [theatre screens] will be state-of-the art. In Metro Vancouver, there won’t be anything like them,” said Amantea in a phone interview with The Outlook. Park Royal hasn’t had a movie theatre for more than a decade after the original one was torn down to make way for The Village but Amantea said the public is eager to see a new one built. The new complex, which will be similar in design to The Village, will be built underneath 250 additional stalls on two levels. The Keg in front of Park Royal South will be moved to make room for two more buildings. Unlike The Village’s seaside theme, the new complex will have a classic and contemporary feel to match the high-end retailers moving in, Amantea said. But the open-air centre will have gathering spaces, public art and water features, similar to The Village. In the second phase of the project, which would be completed by the spring of 2014, apartments could be built where White Spot sits. Amantea said an application will be submitted this fall to rezone the area for residential development, which could be a mix of market and rental units. “For years we’ve always been a mixed-use environment,” he said, adding that residential, office, entertainment and retailers exist well side-byside at Park Royal. To add to the construction frenzy, crews are currently tearing out the meridian on Marine Drive between Park Royal North and South. Existing shrubs, trees and the chain-link fence will be replaced with new curbing and bus layovers. The overpass will be torn down to accommodate a new intersection to ease traveling between the two centres. “The Park Royal Village Retail Expansion is an exciting component in the continuing evolution of Park Royal,” Amantea said. “It not only creates an environment that allows us to attract high quality merchants and services, but it also provides entertaining and memorable shopping experiences that customers have told us they want to see more of at Park Royal.” mgarstin@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/MichaelaGarstin


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NS artist has a ‘bit of bite’ Two of Isabelle Proctor’s statues will be on display at the Harmony Showcase Exhibition in West Van MICHAELA GARSTIN S TA F F R E P O RT E R

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t first, Isabelle Proctor’s second-floor art studio seems like a small apartment, too clean and organized to be a source of inspiration for the North Shore “assemblage” artist. But the atmosphere suits both her personality and carefully created artwork. “My nature is to be tidy, but artists aren’t supposed to be like that. I need to be organized or else I’d get frustrated,” says Proctor, in a faint Scottish accent at her studio near the base of Pemberton Avenue in North Vancouver. She creates assemblage sculpture by putting together interesting objects found at thrift stores and garage sales. Her work, placed on stands strategically around the studio, is always bold, with clean, straight lines and few colours. Much of what Proctor does is inspired by an exhibition of Egyptian art her father took her to back in Scotland. She uses found items to add modern touches to miniature mummies, sphinxes and palm trees which, suitably, are painted in neutral and dark colours. “I like things to have a little bit of bite,” says Proctor, a statement which could seem contradictory for a woman who serves her guests cookies and tea with cream and sugar. But her artwork is a close expression of her personality, neat and organized with an obvious complicated side. Each piece has a unique story behind it — some lighthearted and others much more serious. “I feel they should have respectful burials because they’re often discarded in bad ways,” says Proctor about one of her signature forms of art — thrift store Barbie dolls wrapped as mummies. She is troubled by how quickly Barbies are forgotten and thrown away as soon as their young owners outgrow them. “I never really liked Barbie dolls, but came to respect them because of the enjoyment they give little girls and

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their mothers.” Now, thanks to Proctor, the dolls are given a final resting place on a long canoe, in a box wearing a Christian cross and eerily suspended over a bed of sharp nails. The bodies of the small-scale mummies are covered in beige and brown fabric, but Proctor has decided to let one show through for the first time. She is painting a Ken doll’s eyes in the black cat-eye design once donned by Egyptian royalty. After being tightly wrapped, he will be placed in his home, a brown woven boat FOUND ART - North Shore “assemblage” artist Isabelle Proctor she found at a thrift store. holds a discarded Barbie doll that she made into a mummy to give her Proctor, who once lived near Capilano a final resting place. To Proctor’s left is a “punk rock” Egyptian sphinx, College but now lives in West Van, gradcomplete with a studded necklace. Proctor’s work is being shown at uated from Emily Carr in sculpture, with the Ferry Building Gallery’s Harmony Showcase Exhibition in West Van a sideline in photography. Originally from Aug. 3 to 19. from Edinburgh, Scotland, the “found art” creator became a B.C. resident She also uses industrial material to create objects that when she and her husband drove their Volkswagen from are traditionally “women’s work,” like her needle-point Montreal for a new job. design using metal instead of thread. The word “No” creProctor quickly switched from weaving to sculpture ated by silver studs is placed in the centre, a commentary while taking courses at Capilano College in the 1970s, on the strong word that is used as an “easy way out, withbefore transferring to Emily Carr, because she found herout having to take responsibility.” self wanting to create statue-like figures. During school, She likes to use tiny doll-like figures in her art, dancing she discovered her inspiration — Joseph Cornell, a celin sardine cans, hatching out of eggs and carefully climbebrated pioneer of assemblage art who lived from 1903 to ing ladders. 1972. He is well known for his use of simple, interactive But Proctor hasn’t always been an assemblage artist. boxes to display photographs and Victorian ornaments, She started off restoring damaged First Nations masks. and was fascinated by fragments of once-beautiful objects She still enjoys looking at similar masks today because found at bookshops and thrift stores. each has a complicated story behind it, just like her art“I’d say I do things more precisely than him, which is work. my nature,” explains Proctor, who has her art supplies Proctor is displaying two Egyptian-inspired statues, organized into small boxes at one corner of the studio. including the Barbie suspended over a bed of nails, at the Not all her art is Egyptian-inspired, but it all has a com- Ferry Building Gallery’s Harmony Showcase Exhibition mon element — black, her favourite colour because of the in West Van from Aug. 3 to 19. boldness it brings to the sculptures.

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t started with a requirement. Sara Eftekhar is Schools, explains 22-year-old North focused on Vancouver resident Sara Eftekhar, expect each completing her student to complete a certain amount of volunteer undergraduate time to graduate and that goal, not surprisingly, studies but was something Eftekhar wanted to do. still finds time That said, Eftekhar grew up in a family of activto volunteer. ists — her parents were both involved in the Iranian Sean Kolenko Revolution prior relocating the family to B.C. — photo and learned the value of community involvement as a youngster. “I was always told I had opportunity in Canada,” says Eftekhar, who was born in Tehran, the Iranian capital. “I was told by my parents and my grandparents, so I took that to heart. I had to give back to the country that gave me so much.” So, at 14 and armed with that perfect storm of influence and responsibility, Eftekhar started volunteering at the Lynn Valley Care Centre. “It was interesting,” she says. “To hear stories from seniors and how some of them have been treated really opened my eyes to some issues and questions about our health-care system. Mothers would say to us ‘This is where my child Volunteering, I realized then, is a first step that will live.’” leads to asking questions.” For her most recent overseas experience, Since that seminal experience, Eftekhar has lent Eftekhar spent three months representing B.C. livher to time to a slew of organizations across the ing onboard a vessel as part of the Ship for World North Shore, including Canadian Blood Services, Youth program, a joint initiative sponsored by John Braithwaite Community Centre, North Shore the Japanese government and the United Nations Neighbourhood House, North Shore Multicultural University in Tokyo. Youth from 12 countries took Society and the Canadian Cancer Society, to name part, as did some high-ranking politicians such as but a few. the president of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, And, like her first foray into volunteerism in who gave the students gifts. Lynn Valley, these experiences were once again The aim of the Ship for World Youth is to proformative. For instance, seeing the work done at mote understanding of different cultures and to the North Shore Neighbourhood House — a comengage each participant in a specific project or munity institution offering a myriad of programs topic of their choice. Eftekhar chose international and classes in cramped quarters — in particular relations. the classes offered to teen“It was so inspiring to age mothers highlighted meet the young people on another a segment of her skolenko@northshoreoutlook.com the ship. Egypt, a country community she wasn’t pretwitter.com/seankolenko struggling with democracy, viously aware of. was invited,” she says. “I never thought of it,” “Seeing and meetshe says, frankly. “But it SEAN KOLENKO » STAFF REPORTER ing people struggling for was, again, eye-opening.” democracy everyday is With such a busy voluninspiring. We can learn so teer schedule, one would much from young people.” understand if Eftekhar — a full-time high school And what’s next? student when she began volunteering, now a nursEftekhar says she’s focused on completing her ing student at the University of B.C. — chose to undergraduate studies and, hopefully, beginning keep her extra curricular activities close to home. post-graduate work. And in September, Eftekhar But she hasn’t. When she was 17, Eftekhar travwill begin working at BC Women’s and Children’s elled with a group of UBC students to Chunchi, a Hospital researching and developing a protocol for town in central Ecuador, to build houses. Unlike the World Health Organization for how to treat her work on the North Shore, this was a physically high blood pressure in pregnant women. demanding trip, one that saw Eftekhar dig holes Also in the works is an online project, currently and routinely tend to painful blisters on her feet. dubbed globalactivism.ca, through which Eftekhar “It was really hard. Every morning, we were up plans to write about people working to make their early and I had no experience building houses,” respective communities a better place. recalls Eftekhar, smiling. “It’s still in development,” says Eftekhar, “but I “I had back pain, there was no hot water, we hope to have that done by this time next year.” took cold showers and shared beds. I definitely By that time, one can only imagine what stories cried a few times. But we were working with local Eftekhar will have to tell. families who were going to be living in the homes.

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PARTY ON - Caribbean culture and style kicked-off the 25th annual Caribbean Days Festival with bright colours, elaborate costumes and pumped-up reggae music. A waterfront party at the foot of Lonsdale from July 28 to 29 was filled with food, vendors, dancing and performances. The festival is put on by the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Society every July, and is one of the largest cultural events in B.C. Michaela Garstin photos

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Olympic meltdown The sixth Olympic ring is schadenfreude. In the days leading up to last week’s opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Games in London, the international media have been gleefully chronicling the myriad gaffes and shortcomings that have organizers scrambling and issuing statements of reassurance that all will be well. First it was the weather, cold and rainy then suddenly so hot that power lines for a new rail service to the Olympic stadium were melting, resulting in delays and shutdowns. Ah yes, transportation, the eternal Achilles heel of every modern Olympics; if it’s not cabbies protesting on the Tower Bridge, it’s everyday commuters fretting through gridlock to allow Olympic officials free passage along exclusive traffic lanes. There are worries about security, as the private company contracted to make the Games safe underestimated the magnitude of the job, necessitating

the deployment of the military. Customs agents are threatening to strike. And nobody is sure how much it will all cost in the end. Sound familiar? Two years ago we were sweating many of those very same issues in the days preceding Vancouver’s Winter Olympics. And no one was more vocal in their criticism than the British media; one paper even girded their readers for “the worst Games ever.” But all of the problems were forgotten as soon as Wayne Gretzky lit the Olympic cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza. Just as they will be when the torch is set ablaze in London. And then we’ll all settle in for two weeks of dazzling athletic competition, compelling human interest stories and national pride. We’ll cheer everyone in red and white, but especially for our local heroes. —Guest editorial from the Burnaby Newsleader staff

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t was lights, camera, action on the North Shore recently as local celebs, actors, directors and more came out to the Whistler Film Festival’s “On Location” gala. Held at the North Shore Studios in North Vancouver, the evening included a glamorous red carpet arrival, food, cocktails and live entertainment by Cover Me Canada finalist and Whistler singer Ali Milner. But take out your calendars because you won’t want to miss the actual film festival which takes place in Follow entertainment / events columninst Catherine Barr on these social media outlets Whistler from Nov 28 to Dec 2. Check out all the detwails and Linkedin @CatherineBarr CatBarr come party with the stars at whistlerfilmfestival.com

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B It’s a great place to catch up on all the events! Cheering on our team from the fabulous lounge at the Cactus Club are servers Kyra Crookbain, left, Nicole Wei and Roxanna Rastan. C Drum leader Paul Bray warms up his rhythm before the big pep rally starts. D Paul Koehler, left, Sandy Dow and Kevin Murray are all members of the “Sambata” drum team. This night they hit the beat for all of our Team Canada athletes. E Park Royal’s Sara Park helps hand out Canada flags in preparation for the Go Canada Go pep rally and parade. F The girls at West Vancouver’s Tap House are cheering for Canada all the way. But this night they’re also helping raise money for the Dixon Transition Society as part of their Texas Tea fundraiser. From left: Jamie Pimlott, Rebeca Wheeler and Paige Taylor. G It’s a Texas Tea double celebration this night for Tap House men Brian Farnan, left, Colin Denton and Joel Chambers who are not only getting ready for all the Olympic action, but are also helping out the Dixon Transition Society with their outdoor party.

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arn-bombing trees, poles and statues in North Vancouver has met some criticism, but a group of guerrilla knitters has persisted, setting up in a small, often overlooked park on the corner of Lonsdale Avenue and 11th Street. They carefully knitted colourful covers for trees and a vest for a nearby bear statue that had been vandalized, in an attempt to soften the landscape and make people rushing through the park stop and notice their surroundings. “Yarn-bombing is empowering. It’s about bring-

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sweaters were made for sailors to identify them if they drowned at sea, she explains. However, Clark, who voted against council granting money for yarn-bombing, said he has done research on the movement and isn’t convinced. This, along with emails and phone calls from people he says also don’t support guerilla knitting, has helped him make up his mind. “If these people want to do it, I have no problem with letting our trees or benches be covered. But don’t come to the taxpayer and want [$7,500]. That’s a lot of money to a lot of people.” But Glesby urges people who are opposed to yarn-bombing to come in person to see what it’s about. “How can you be against community?” For more information, visit nvartscouncil.ca/tag-youre-knit.

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tant with the North Van Community Arts Council. People young and old met at the Lonsdale-area park, some experts and others just beginning. “Knitting can lower your heart rate 11 beats per minute. It helps students who can’t normally stay still to focus,” says Glesby as she helps a five-year-old girl cover the lower end of a small tree. Yes, the art is temporary, she says, but its affect on people in lasting. Although most yarn-bombers are women, men and boys are also involved. Glesby says she had very little resistance from male high school students when she introduced the knitting art, especially after showing them cars that had been hit by yarn-bombers. “Knitting has a whole history, it’s not just grandmas doing it.” Hard-working men used to sew their own fishing nets and different colour

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-ing people together as a community to create something that will make others question what art is,” says Jessica Glesby, who teaches yarn-bombing to high school students in North Van and is writing her masters thesis on her experience. But not everyone is a fan of the temporary art form. In February, a North Vancouver Community Arts Council request for $7,500 for yarn-bombing kits was met with scepticism. The request was originally denied, but later accepted in a 4-2 vote after North Van city council had a change of heart. Even though the application was approved, not every councillor thought it was a good idea. “I continue to believe it’s a complete waste of the taxpayers’ money,” said Coun. Rod Clark. “This is my understanding to be the first time a municipality was being

asked to spend the money, and quite honestly I didn’t think it was the right thing to do.” But it’s not just about the end product, Glesby says, it’s about the process to create it — one that brings together people of

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Yarn-bombers celebrate in the name of community after controversial decision to fund their art with taxpayer money

Guerrilla knitters take a stand

MICHAELA GARSTIN S TA F F R E P O RT E R

Y

arn-bombing trees, poles and statues in North Vancouver has met some criticism, but a group of guerrilla knitters has persisted, setting up in a small, often overlooked park on the corner of Lonsdale Avenue and 11th Street. They carefully knitted colourful covers for trees and a vest for a nearby bear statue that had been vandalized, in an attempt to soften the landscape and make people rushing through the park stop and notice their surroundings. “Yarn-bombing is empowering. It’s about bring-

YARN EXPLOSION - High school art teacher Jessica Glesby (left) yarn-bombs a tree in a park off Lonsdale with Lesley and her five-year-old daughter Isla. Michaela Garstin photo

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all ages who may otherwise never meet. Each of the 140 participants signed up receive a kit with instructions, knitting supplies and a history of yarn-bombing. Most of the money from city council has gone towards the kits and additional wool, said Laryn Van Dyk, program assis-

www.pacificviewdental.ca james@pacificviewdental.ca

• Brush your child’s teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste. • Your child will need your help with brushing and flossing until they are able to write, not print, their own name.

BLACK TUSK REALTY

Let us show you.

for every new patient exam

About Dr. James Tjorhom

When should I take my child to the dentist

• Daily cleaning with fluoride toothpaste is important because fluoride can prevent cavities and stop existing cavities from getting larger.

The Canadian Dental Association recommends that your child see the dentist at least once a year. The first visit should occur about 6 months after the first tooth erupts. Your dentist may recommend more frequent visits. If you notice something with your child’s mouth or teeth that concerns you, consult your dentist no matter when they last saw the dentist.

• When the teeth are touching and brushing is well established, floss daily. Ease the floss between the teeth. Curve the floss against each tooth, and gently scrape up and down.

Tooth decay can happen when a child sips or snacks frequently, or for prolonged periods of time. Snack at scheduled times, not less than two hours before mealtimes. Milk, fruit juice, any food or sweetened drinks all have sugars in them that can cause tooth decay. Decay can result if the teeth are in contact with any of these for long periods of time. Sticky foods are particularly troublesome because they remain on the teeth for a long time. Water is the best thirst quencher and will not contribute to decay.

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Look in your child’s mouth once a month. Check all sides of the teeth. The first signs of tooth decay are whitish lines on the teeth along the gumline or brown areas on the teeth. If you suspect a problem consult your dentist.

• Use a pea size amount of fluoride toothpaste on a small soft toothbrush. Massage gently at the gumline, and brush the outside, the inside and the chewing surface of all teeth.

sweaters were made for sailors to identify them if they drowned at sea, she explains. However, Clark, who voted against council granting money for yarn-bombing, said he has done research on the movement and isn’t convinced. This, along with emails and phone calls from people he says also don’t support guerilla knitting, has helped him make up his mind. “If these people want to do it, I have no problem with letting our trees or benches be covered. But don’t come to the taxpayer and want [$7,500]. That’s a lot of money to a lot of people.” But Glesby urges people who are opposed to yarn-bombing to come in person to see what it’s about. “How can you be against community?” For more information, visit nvartscouncil.ca/tag-youre-knit.

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tant with the North Van Community Arts Council. People young and old met at the Lonsdale-area park, some experts and others just beginning. “Knitting can lower your heart rate 11 beats per minute. It helps students who can’t normally stay still to focus,” says Glesby as she helps a five-year-old girl cover the lower end of a small tree. Yes, the art is temporary, she says, but its affect on people in lasting. Although most yarn-bombers are women, men and boys are also involved. Glesby says she had very little resistance from male high school students when she introduced the knitting art, especially after showing them cars that had been hit by yarn-bombers. “Knitting has a whole history, it’s not just grandmas doing it.” Hard-working men used to sew their own fishing nets and different colour

• Family & General Dentistry • Crowns and Bridges • Dental Implant Restoration • Whitening • Inlays / Onlays • Veneers • Early Orthodontics (straightening, for children) • Invisalign • Sedation Dentistry • Mobile Dentistry

Pacificview recognizes that you may be anxious about visiting the dentist, and we take pride in easing your anxiety. We operate our practice like a family and our philosophy is to treat you as part of our family. And with summer now in full effect it’s a good time to think about your children’s dental health. With school approaching we want to help our community start the school year fresh with healthy, happy smiles.

Sipping and snacking

1018 Pennylane Place

CNV councillor

Here at Pacificview Dental Centre we are committed to the best dental care for our community on the North Shore. At Pacificview Dental Centre we provide our clients with compassionate, convenient and comfortable dental care. You can expect the very best and we provide outstanding care using the technology and advanced technique. We will help you become a partner in your own dental health through clear and concise treatment plans. Our advice will always be based on your best interests.

Start healthy habits early

Talk to us today to determine how the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) could fit into your overall plan. Save for your goals faster and tax tree.

Rod Clark

Caring For Our Community

Yes,

Tax shelter more of your investment income and save for goals that benefit you and your family – a vacation, a big purchase, long term care, even your legacy.

“I continue to believe it’s a complete waste of taxpayers’ money”

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-ing people together as a community to create something that will make others question what art is,” says Jessica Glesby, who teaches yarn-bombing to high school students in North Van and is writing her masters thesis on her experience. But not everyone is a fan of the temporary art form. In February, a North Vancouver Community Arts Council request for $7,500 for yarn-bombing kits was met with scepticism. The request was originally denied, but later accepted in a 4-2 vote after North Van city council had a change of heart. Even though the application was approved, not every councillor thought it was a good idea. “I continue to believe it’s a complete waste of the taxpayers’ money,” said Coun. Rod Clark. “This is my understanding to be the first time a municipality was being

asked to spend the money, and quite honestly I didn’t think it was the right thing to do.” But it’s not just about the end product, Glesby says, it’s about the process to create it — one that brings together people of

Ask

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James grew up in Deep Cove and is a long time resident of North Vancouver. He graduated from UBC in 1998 with a B. Sc. in Microbiology/Immunology. He then graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. He has continued his dentistry eduction receiving certificates in Oral Sedation, Invisalign clear aligners and early treatment orthodontics (appliances and braces). As well as continued participation in dental study clubs. After practicing dentistry for 5 years on the North Shore, James purchased his own dental practice from respected general dentist Dr. Chad McIntosh. His calm and patient demeanor has made him a popular with his patients. He is married with 2 young daughters. In his spare time you will find James and his family skiing the slopes in Whistler or surfing the waves in Tofino.

Office hours: Mon: 10am -7pm • Tues-Thurs: 8am -5pm • Fri & Sat: by appointment

UV ALERT!

JUST AS THE SUN’S RAYS CAN DAMAGE YOUR SKIN WITH SUNBURN, IT CAN ALSO BE BAD FOR YOUR EYES. Growing evidence suggests that longterm exposure to UV rays can lead to macular degeneration and cataracts, serious eye conditions that can cause vision impairment or loss.

USE SUN SENSE FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN You can enjoy the sun and still protect your eyes from damage if you take a few simple precautions: • If possible, limit your time in the sun • Wear a wide-brimmed hat • Wear sunglasses that filter 99% of UV rays

STOP IN BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT We can help you have your day in the sun and do it safely. We offer quality sunglasses in styles to suit everyone, infants through adults. Call for an appointment.

Excellence in Full Service Eyecare

Dr. P. Avinashi Dr. K. Nounopoulos Dr. F. Mawani 2 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU: 661 Lonsdale Avenue, 1516 Marine Drive, North Vancouver West Vancouver

604.984.2020

CHALLENGING. CREATIVE. QUALITY CARE. Opening September 2012 Before and after school care and all day Early Learning Foundation 3 to 5 year old program

• Eating • Guiding adult teeth into place • Speaking clearly • Looking good

New nts patie e! m welco

Limited spaces!

to register call

604.908.6626

SUITE 300 • 125 EAST 13TH STREET • NORTH VANCOUVER Office hours: Mon: 10am -7pm • Tues-Thurs: 8am -5pm • Fri & Sat: by appointment

604.913.0135

www.hollyburneyeclinic.com

at Dorothy Lynas Elementary School

Baby teeth can last until the teens and are very important for: • Proper jaw development

Dr. James Tjorhom james@pacificviewdental.ca

WWW.PACIFICVIEWDENTAL.CA • 604.988.1330

Bee Haven Childcare Centres (VCH License pending)


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Simply the Best at Harmony Arts Fest From Manilla to Dubai to Vancouver, one Tina Turner impersonator takes the long road to the Harmony Arts Festival By Todd Coyne

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DOUBLE TAKE Tina Turner impersonator Luisa Marshall Rob Newell photo

t was while entertaining a party of wealthy Wall Street bankers and Manhattan's mega-rich that Luisa Marshall knew she had to change her act. It was all going too well. "Never in my wildest dreams..." the petite Vancouver-based Tina Turner impersonator was maybe singing and definitely thinking. Cutting her set short of an encore, Marshall climbed down off the stage, scared and on the verge of tears. Her security detail — there only to heighten the realism of the act — surrounded the big-wigged, sequined singer but were fast overwhelmed by a frenzied swarm of suits. "I thought, 'This is great,'" Steve Marshall, Luisa's manager-drummer-husband, tells The Outlook in a sitdown interview at the Burnaby film studio where Luisa tapes her Shaw cable access TV show, Simply the Best. "I thought, 'I'll be able to hand out some business cards after." Luisa scowls. "I started screaming at him, 'We have to go! We have to go now!' I knew then that if they find out I'm not Tina Turner, they're going to beat me up." Apparently Chaka Khan had played the same party the year before, and the crowd, it seems, were used to getting the real deal. They hadn't been told this year's act was a tribute. "It was creepy," Luisa says, using the word that comes up more than any other during our interview. "It was very, very scary," her husband concurs. "I pulled off the wig and ran to the dressing room. I did not feel good," the 2003 World Rock and Roll Tribute Artist champion says. "I used to be known as Tiny Tina but I stopped right then and put my own name on the show as Luisa Marshall's Tina Turner Tribute," she explains. It's helped quell some of the zeal of her fans during her performances, but off-stage, while still in costume, it doesn't make much difference. "People will see me in elevators and they start to well up," Luisa says. "I say, 'Save your tears, I'm not really Tina.'"

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www.northshoreoutlook.com 'Dead arms' and Dubai It was a question first posed in 1995 that would prove a fateful one, even some 17 years later: "Where the hell do you find a Tina Turner wig in the Middle East?" The answer — an exceptionally upscale Dubai shopping mall — is important only so far as the mall was reachable by car from where Luisa and her band were then doing a fourmonth stint as the house band at a private members club in a new five-star hotel. Tina Turner's 1970 hit "Proud Mary" — itself a Creedence Clearwater Revival cover — had been a staple in the band's repertoire for some time, but so were dozens of other rock standards by dozens of other artists. "Then this guy — this British guy — kept begging me to get a wig and do the makeup and everything when we do 'Proud Mary,'" Luisa says. So, the next night, with 10 fewer dollars in her pocket and one certifiably Turner-esque wig on her head, Luisa found her calling. Or rather, it found her. "Tina Turner chose me. It was never actually my choice. I really didn't want to do it — the hair, the high heels — it wasn't me," Luisa says, noting that the whole Tina Turner transformation is a gruelling two-hour process. "I'm more of a jeans and rock-and-roll kind of person." But on that first night, the 500 or so people in the audience — mostly expats from Britain, the U.S. and Canada who'd watched Luisa and her band play most nights with half-attentive applause — erupted in adulation. "Then it was four Tina songs," Luisa says. "And then four songs became six, then seven, then eight." It would become the genesis of Tina: A Rock N Roll Journey, a live musical revue Luisa would eventually write and tour across North America, learning all the soul singer's signature moves along the way. "Tina is known for her dead arms," Luisa says, showing off some fancy legwork while keeping her forearms rigid at her sides. "I didn't even know I danced with dead arms but apparently I already had that naturally. And

the whole bowlegged thing," she adds, leaning back with legs astride. The moves are immediately recognizable and it's little wonder Luisa's been able to fashion a career from their emulation, but they've also opened a window for her onto an unlikely community of copy-cat artists.

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North America, I love "If I was still in Manilla, I don't think I'd be doing Tina Turner," the 55-year-old Filipina says. "When you're dark-skinned in the Philippines and you have big lips, you're looked down on by other people. But here, all these features turned to gold. North America, I love." And from Vancouver to Vegas, a certain segment of North America loves her right back. Using her fingers, Luisa counts two Neil Diamonds, a Michael Jackson, the members of ABBA and "quite a few" Elvises among her "dear friends" in the impersonation industry. And that's just locally. On the road, there's a whole circuit of crooning, costumed chameleons we rarely, if ever, get to see out of character. And many, like Luisa, have at some point been able to parlay their mimicry into an inthe-flesh encounter with their idol. Luisa did, twice. And not just with the leggy Queen of Rock but with the reigning Queen of Talk, Oprah Winfrey, too. In 2003 and again in 2008, Luisa sang on The Oprah Winfrey Show before the real Tina Turner performed, kicking off two out-ofretirement world tours. But for a tribute artist, your namesake's return to the limelight can spell death for your own career, at least temporarily. "We had a whole European tour all booked for that year [2008]," Luisa says, half sneeringly. "We were all set to start and then she came out of retirement and ruined everything." Catch Luisa Marshall's Tina Turner Tribute this Saturday at the Harmony Arts Festival. tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/toddcoyne

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ships brought passengers by the thousands to Bowen’s beaches. Companies and unions would treat workers to a carefree picnic on its shores or, if you were lucky, you’d stay in the resort or one of the dozens of tourists cabins that dotted the island. Then came automobiles, a war, and the hippies. Artists, retirees, university professors and commuters with young families settled in next, revelling in the small-town atmosphere while appreciating such close proximity to Vancouver. Today there’s a permanent population of about 3,500 souls. The ferry ride: As soon as you turn off Hwy 99 to Horseshoe Bay, you’re treated to a spectacular view of harbour and mountains. Walk-on traffic is recommended but if you drive on, make sure you don’t stay in your car for the 20-minute journey. The passenger deck is Bowen’s equivalent of a community centre while the outdoor observation deck lets you pretend you’re having a Celine Dion/Titanic moment. If you plan to visit frequently, get the BC Ferries experience card (minimum purchase $95) for discounted fares. (BCFerries.com) USSC Marina: One of the most beautiful marinas along the coast, its state-of-the-art floating clubhouse, chandlery filled with nautically inspired gifts and clothing, and rental cabins around the garden make it a popular destination for Vancouver sailors and those who wander its docks dream of sailing one day. (USSC.ca) Snug Café: In a small cabin just steps from the ferry you can have the best breakfast in the Lower Mainland. Eggs snuggled in Snugwich continued, PAGE 15

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the Olympics, the leaders of the powerful Soviet Union had sent its army into little Czechoslovakia to show just who was boss of Eastern Bloc communism. The world didn’t like this strong-arm tactic. Everyone loves an underdog and Czechoslovakia and Milena exemplified the very word. “The crowd was really cheering for us, 100 percent,” she remembers now. Of the 24 entrants in the platform diving competition, seven had competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, including defending champion Lesley Bush of the United States, the winning country in this event in eight of 11 previous Olympics. Czechoslovakia had never won a medal in women’s platform diving and in fact had never even finished in the top eight in any of the men’s or women’s diving events or for that matter had never had a medal in any aquatics event period.

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During the four qualification dives in 1968, Milena had moved up from a low of fifth place overall to third, scoring a total of 51.61 points. Nataliya Lobanova was first with 53.80. Ann Peterson of the U.S. was second at 52.14. Now came the final three dives for the top 12 entrants. Milena’s 18.46 on her next dive brought her total score into second place only .75 behind the Russian (70.82 to 70.07) and within striking distance of the gold medal. Who was the pressure on now? Was it little Milena from a land-locked country unrecognized in the diving and aquatics world? Or was it Nataliya – five years older at 21 and an Olympic veteran, having finished seventh in this event in 1964 – from the mighty USSR? “No pressure [on me],” recalls Milena, “just the opposite.” Milena nailed her second-to-last dive with a 19.24 score (while Nataliya managed only 15.36) and then topped that on her final dive with a 20.28 (Nataliya had a very good 18.96), giving the Czech lass the gold medal by a significant margin of 109.59 to 105.14. But there’s more to this story. Roaring up from way back in 11th spot after the preliminary rounds to fourth overall was Canadian Bev Boys. Miss Boys scored 22.04 on the first of her final-round dives, by far the highest score for any dive by any of the competitors. It was at these Olympics that Milena and Bev first met; the beginning of a life-long friendship and a world of changes for Milena. The pair also competed in the springboard event with Bev taking seventh and Milena 10th, the only two divers to earn top-10 finishes in both disciplines. The two met again at the 1972 Munich Olympics where Milena won the silver medal in platform and took 10th again in springboard while Bev captured fifth in springboard and 14th in platform. They also met in Montreal for the 1976 Olympics. Shoulder surgery a few weeks previous hampered Milena and she placed 22nd in platform. Bev took ninth in springboard. It was because of Boys and other Canadian friends made through diving that Milena eventually wanted to move to Canada. Married to Petr Neveklovska, a volleyball player and a Czech national volleyball administer with the country’s men’s eighth-place team at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, Milena took a short-term consulting position with the Canadian diving team (moving to Montreal with their one-year-old daughter Michelle in January 1980) and a year-long job coaching diving in Newfoundland. Petr joined her in August that year and they eventually got their citizenship papers and became full-fledged Canadians. Milena, who took dental training in Czechoslovakia, completed her Canadian dental degree at the University of Manitoba and the family moved to North Van in 1983 where Milena soon joined a dental practice in Lynn Valley, eventually buying the business, while Petr coached volleyball at UBC, SFU and Capilano College. By now, in addition to Michelle, the family included

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son Martin and daughter Monica, all of whom went to Ross Road Elementary and then – when the Neveklovskas moved to West Van – to Sentinel Secondary, graduating in 1997, 2001 and 2005 respectively. Michelle and Monica both played for Coach Rika Luttin’s senior tennis team at Sentinel from Grade 8-12, the Spartans winning B.C. “AAA” titles in 1996 and ’97 while Michelle was captain. Michelle twice earned North Shore Secondary Schools’ Athletic Association athlete-of-the-week honours while going undefeated in school competition all five years. She took a scholarship to Syracuse University where her 149 wins ranks her sixth all-time in school history. She was captain there as well. Monica also captained Sentinel and the team won B.C. championships in 2002, ’03 and ’04 as she went unbeaten in league play for four years. Ranked #1 in B.C. in singles in U16 and U18, she went on to play at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, captaining the team in her final two years and sporting a 23-3 record in singles and doubles in 2009, her grad year.. Martin now works for Ironclad Games, a PC strategy game developer based in Burnaby. And, no, tennis is not one of its games. The whole family was in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend celebrating Michelle’s PhD in neuroscience at the University of Virginia. And Milena now heads to London where she has been invited by the Czech Republic to attend the Olympic Games as a former gold medallist. But the day before leaving, she was still on the job at her dental practice; her list of patients that day including none other than Bev Boys, now living in White Rock, whose whole family gets their teeth looked at by Milena. If they ever need gold fillings, I can think of no one better than Milena to be the perfect one to accommodate them. This is episode 465 from Len Corben’s treasure chest of stories – the great events and the quirky – that bring to life the North Shore’s rich sports history.


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Build Your Career With us MACHAM, John Charles (Mache) November 9th, 1933 July 13, 2012 Passed away at Bradley Care Centre, Chilliwack, after several years of declining health and dementia problems. Survived by his wife Joyce, daughter Helen, son Allan (Debbie), granddaughter Laura and sister Eileen (Brian). John was born in Derby, England, emigrating to Canada in 1966 working at Hooker Chemicals in North Vancouver for 28 years. John was actively involved with the Seymour Soccer Association in the 1970’s and 1980’s both coaching and refereeing. John and Joyce spent many happy years boating Indian Arm and Howe Sound and spending winters as “Snow Birds” in Arizona. Retired to Chilliwack in the late 90’s. He will be missed by family and friends. The family thanks the staff at Bradley Care Centre for their wonderful support and care.

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TIMESHARE

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AUTOMOTIVE

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HELP WANTED Attention Toyota Product Advisors

Alpine Toyota has an immediate opening for a Toyota Product Advisor. Our dealership is situated in Cranbrook B.C., the major business and recreation hub for the entire East Kootenay. We are currently looking for a Product Advisor with a track-record of success who is interested in working in a positive team environment. We offer ongoing training, a generous compensation plan and an engaged group of Team Leaders to help our Product Advisors achieve their goals. For the right applicant, relocation expenses and a guaranteed income will be considered. If you love selling Toyota products and the quality of life that can be found in the East Kootenay’s sounds interesting, please forward your resume in confidence to our Sales Team Leader by email: kdunsire@alpinetoyota or by phone at (250)4894010. If you present the qualities and values we are looking for, we will contact successful applicants for an interview.

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Professional Business Broker Want to be independent? Are you self driven with sales & business or legal, accounting or financial knowledge? Pacific Business Brokers is growing and looking to add a professional business broker in this area. If you think you would like to explore this opportunity in the business brokerage profession. Please note this is a commission only position. Please forward your resume in confidence to pbacinello@ pacificbusinessbrokers.ca

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

CLASS 1 DRIVERS WANTED! Sign bonus $2000 for Owner/op ph: 604-598-3498/fax: 604-598-3497 EXPERIENCED highway drivers needed for Super B Canada Only runs. Dedicated tractor, E-Logs, Blanaced Home Time, extended benefits. Experience with strapping and tarping required, clean abstract and references required. Sutco is a Drug Free workplace with pre-employment testing required. Please forward resume to: 1-250-3572009. For further information call 1888-357-2612 Ext: 230 or: www.sutco.ca

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

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HELP WANTED

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

Dawat Restaurant Ltd. dba Palki Restaurant (North Vancouver, BC) is hiring of Food Service Supervisor (12.00/hr) & Kitchen Helpers ($10.31/hr) both 40 hrs week. Apply by Fax to:

604-986-5955

DISPATCHERS WANTED Surrey Location

KITCHEN HELPER Ras Restaurants Ltd. dba Boston Pizza, North Vancouver is looking for Kitchen Helper. wages $10.31/hr for 40 hrs/week + benefits. Apply by fax 604-984-0455.

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MEDICAL/DENTAL

Certified Heavy Duty Mechanics Wanted For Surrey, Kamloops & Vernon.

Fast Paced, Dynamic Shops

Duties include: • Maintenance & Repairs • Diagnostics of Trucks, Trailers, Forklifts and Hydraulics • Reporting • Inventory control

Qualifications: THE Cascades in Chilliwack is seeking a Palliative Care Coordinator for their Hospice. M-F 4hrs/day. Resume & Cover letter to cheryl.little@balticproperties.ca

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EXCEL Homes is an established Calgary new home builder building in Calgary and the surrounding community. As one of Calgary’s leading builders, we provide our customers with high quality, innovative, and sustainable home solutions. Excel is looking for Framing Contractors for single family homes as well as all construction positions within the company. Make the move and build your career with Excel Homes! Contact careers@excelhomes.ca for more information or visit our website: www.excelhomes.ca.

10 Customer Service positions available! Up to $20.00/hr paid weekly Must be outgoing and motivated!!!! Call Erica 604 777 2195

WE OFFER Competitive Wages & Full Benefits Please e-mail resumes: amanda@supersave.ca or Fax: 604.534.3811 Super Save is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity.

Land Use Forester Job & application details can be viewed at: http://www.westernforest.com /building-value/our-people -employment/careers

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Grapple Yarder Operator • Hooktender • Line Machine Operator • Chaser • 2nd Loader Buckerman • Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers • Excavator Operator with Logging Road Construction Experience • Certified Driller/Blaster • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to: office@lemare.ca.

WAREHOUSE WORKERS Required for NRI, one of Canada’s leading distribution services located in Surrey. We provide manpower & facilities to distribute product across Canada. • Casual & fulltime opp. $10.75/hr • Great shift(s) with 3 days off! • Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri, 5:00 am -- 3:30 pm OR Mon -- Thurs, 3:30 pm -- 2:00 am TRAINING PROVIDED • Fairly physical environment (walking, climbing and lifting up to 50 lbs.) • Regular performance and wage reviews & other unique perks *Reliable transportation is needed* Apply by sending a resume to: jobs@nri-distribution.com or by filling out an online application form: www.nri-distribution.com

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Qualifications; • Dispatch experience in a demanding environment • Excellent communication skills • Strong analytical and problem solving skills • Good map reading and computer skills WE OFFER Competitive Wages & Full Benefits.

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

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FOOD SUPERVISORS & HELPERS

Western Forest Products Inc.

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.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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Please e-mail resumes: amanda@supersave.ca or Fax: 604.534.3811 Super Save is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity.

WELDERS. AUTOMATED TANK MANUFACTURING INC. is looking for welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd year apprentices or journey person welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd yr apprentice $28-$30/hr, journey person $32-$35/hr, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at; (office)780-846-2231; (fax)780-8462241 or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca production@autotanks.ca Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

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EDUCATION

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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PRESSURE WASHING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 372

SUNDECKS

Always!pressure washing, window cleaning, Gutter, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627

Keen Projects Ltd. Renos, Design, Build, Finish, Paint

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Licensed, Guaranteed. References

Landon 604.307.5628 MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

HOMES WANTED

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Crown Moulding Specialist

OPEN HOUSE

FOR SALE BY OWNER OF Home (604)501-9290

usellahome.com ID #5574. 2 bdrm., 2 bath, plus den, 1270 sq. ft. corner suite, grnd. level, south facing patio and windows. Open floor plan, very bright unit, peeka-boo west ocean view. 5 min. walk to beach and all amens. H/W, ceramic tile floors, crown moulding, gas f/p, insuite ldry., sec. u/g prkg., strg., workshop, N/P. Age restriction 45 yrs. Owner is motivated to sell. 104-15080 Prospect Ave., White Rock. $295,000. Sat., Sun., Mon. Aug. 4 5 & 6, 2-4pm (604)531-1113

Improvements,

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GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

TRANSPORTATION 851

TRUCKS & VANS

1995 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL 25.ft, slide out, fully contained, with shed, large deck and holding tank at Lakeview RV site at Nicola Lake in Merrit BC $10,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill 2009- Super Lite- 26 FT Grey Wolf Trailer - 1 slide out, sleeps 6, a/c, 3 piece bath, full kitchen. 15 ft awning. $16,000: (604)532-0726

2003 CHEV SUBURBAN Z71, black, rebuilt trans. w/warranty, used eng. new B.J. & brakes. Inspected $7995obo 604-826-0519

CROSSROADS Seville 38’ 5th wheel. Fiberglass ext., 4 slide-outs, fireplace, Corian counters, 17 cu.ft. double door fridge, oak cabinets, Queen size bed, 9’ ceiling, lots of heated storage. Luxury year round living! $43,800. 604-870-4799

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE 374

TREE SERVICES

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

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NUTRITION/DIET • 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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604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

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COMPLETE JANITORIAL SERVICE BONDED & INSURED

We’ve Made Things Sparkle & Shine Since 1999 SERVICES : • Office Cleaning • Carpet Cleaning • Window Cleaning • Power Scrubbing,Stripping & Waxing www. sparkbuildingmaintenance.com

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Rubbish Removal, Caring for the Earth. Professional Quality Service at Great Rates. 604-787-8782

RECYCLE-IT!

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

604-537-4140

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ELECTRICAL

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

275

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

GET THE BEST FOR YOUR MOVING From $40/Hr Licensed - Insured, 1 to 3 men. Free estimate/Senior discount. Residential & Commercial. 778-773-3737

MIGHTY MOVERS

✶ Repairs & Staining ✶ Installation ✶ Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwoodfloors .com

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GARDENING

DISPOSAL BINS Residential & Commercial Services

Big or Small Moves. 604-809-9041 www.themightymovers.com SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HARDWOOD FLOOR REFINISHING

• Portable Toilets • Fencing • Containers • Waste Management • Storage

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

We Recycle! GO GREEN! www.EconPro.com 604-882-2733

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

ACKER’S RUBBISH REMOVAL. Quick. 7 days. Fast/reliable. Call Spencer 604-924-1511.

Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393

(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

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.

604.

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $180 or Well Rotted 10 yds - $200. 604-856-8877

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

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PLUMBING

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

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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BOXER PUPS, family raised, declaws, tails, vaccinated, health cert exc quality. $975. 604-341-1445 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, 5 years old, needs new home, good with kids, $200. Call (604)791-0728 JACK RUSSELL pups 1F 1M. 9wks old Short legs, smooth coat. Dew claws done. $500. 778-883-6049

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HOMES FOR RENT

MISSION. BEAUTIFUL 2 Bdr. & 1.5 Bth. Heritage home fully modernized to a high executive standard for rent. Two minutes from West Coast express, downtown shopping and dining. Energy efficient, minimal utilities. Grt. storage. Wsh/dyr., dshwr. Covered patio, fully fenced yard, wind. cov., parking, sm. pet ok, no smk. $1400/mth. email: wgswan2@hotmail.com Avail. Sept. 1/12.

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PITBULL, female, 6 mth old, vet checked, 1st 3 shots done. Phone (604)864-2795

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AUTO FINANCING

PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fawn Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 778-552-1525. SHELTIES SABLE COLOUR full white collars, selecting and caring for loveable precious puppies. Take pups home Aug 11 (604)826-6311

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

CHERRY JUBILEE Sour Cherries 2017 - 272nd St., Aldergrove. Opening Sat. Aug. 4th - Fri. Aug. 10 8:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. Call to Order: 604-856-5844

FURNITURE

A NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET Still in Original Plastic! Must Sell! Only $125 - CALL: 604-484-0379

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

MATTRESSES starting at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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

REAL ESTATE 603

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

ACREAGE

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Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

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Notice To Creditors & Others Notice is hereby given that creditors & others having claims against the estate of Beverley Bristol deceased, formerly of North Vancouver are req. to send full particulars of such claims to R. Clark, 416, 3600 Windcrest Drive, North Vancouver, V3G 3S5 on or before August 30, 2012 after which date the executor will distribute the assets having regard only to claims that have been received.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES U-Haul Moving Center North Vancouver Claims Landlords Contractual Lien against the following persons goods in storage at: 1410 Main Street, North Vancouver , B.C. 1997 Toyota 4Runner: Great family 4x4, 3.4 litre V6 with 260,331 km. Running boards, tow package, sunroof and windscreen add flexibility for hauling and holidaying. Air conditioning, power windows, cruise control, alloy wheels, dual front air bags/ABS brakes, newer timing belt, tires and service history. $6,000 OBO. Call 604-521-4932 and leave message.

102 Ethan Seward 303-130 West 17th St., North Vancouver 125 Elsie dupuis 555 Homer Street, Vancouver 133 Erin Harrington 742 14th Ave. East., Vancouver A sale will take place at the storage location on Friday, August 10, 2012. Viewing 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sealed bids will be opened at 12:30 p.m. Room contents are personal / household goods unless noted otherwise. Bids will be for entire contents of each locker unit.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

560

Scotty 604-313-1887

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1974 VW BEETLE COVERTIBLE,4 spd. Looks & runs good. May trade. $3,800 obo. 778-908-5164.

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We Pay CA$H For •Auto •Scrap Metals •Batteries •Machinery •Lead

TRANSPORTATION

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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Metal Recycling Ltd.

Call 604-985-2639

BOXER puppies ready Aug 12. Choose early. Vet ✓ tails/dewclaws, 1st shots. $875. 604-882-7477.

STEEL BUILDING - HUGE CLEARANCE SALE! 20X24 $4,658. 25X28 $5,295. 30X40 $7,790. 32X54 $10,600. 40X58 $14,895. 47X78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

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

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

PETS

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. Crews available for new construction & additions Patrick 604-218-3064

CHERYL MANOR

PETS

RECYCLE YOUR JUNK!

MOVING & STORAGE

APARTMENT/CONDO

NORTH VANCOUVER

RUBBISH REMOVAL

www.recycleitcanada.ca E-mail: sparkbldg@yahoo.ca

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www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

CLEANING SERVICES

SPARK BUILDING MAINTENANCE

RENTALS

Tree removal done RIGHT!

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1996 Sebring Conv. 118 Km, LADY dr, purple, $5500 in upgrades, exc. cond, $4695. 604-258-8852 2003 Buick Century loaded, aircared private, perfect condition. $5900 obo. 778-565-4334 2009 Saturn Astra XE, 4 dr h/b. Automatic. Options. Silver. 18,000 kms. $7800/firm. 604-538-4883

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1994 Cadillac Sedan Deville 188,000k. Aircared til Aug. 2013. New tires. Good cond. $3450. 604607-5281. 2005 HONDA CIVIC SE 4 dr auto a/c, c/w 4 new winter tires on rims, 2yr ext warr. $8000. 604-531-3562 2006 JETTA 2.0T 73,000 kms. fully loaded, org owner. s/rf hid hd/lights, dsg auto. $14,900. 604-307-9159. 2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $8800/firm. 604-538-9257.


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