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It may seem easy to “recycle” garden debris in your neighbourhood park, but it actually introduces plants that can have a tremendous impact by choking out our native vegetation. Common garden plants such as English Ivy, Lamium, and Periwinkle spread quickly and can overtake the natural vegetation in our parks.
North Shore Stories is part of the nationwide celebration of Culture Days. The event will feature interesting stories about culture and heritage from a diverse range of storytellers, including Mayor Darrell Mussatto. Light refreshments will be served at this free event. Contact Heidi Schiller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-998-3474 for more information.
Discover the Spirit Trail The Spirit Trail is a unique waterfront-oriented, multi-use greenway that provides pedestrians, cyclists and people with wheeled mobility aids access across the North Shore. While some sections of the Spirit Trail are still being planned, many sections are complete and ready for you to explore. Visit www.cnv.org/SpiritTrail to view a map that shows completed sections of the Spirit Trail along with alternative cycling routes and suggested street connections.
Rivers Day Celebration Sunday, September 30 from 10am-2pm at Lynnmouth Park Join the City of North Vancouver, Evergreen and other community groups for a Rivers Day celebration at Lynnmouth Park. Rivers Day began in 1980 and is now celebrated by millions of people around the world. Come meet your neighbours, help remove invasive plants and plant local species in the park. Tools, plants and light refreshments will be provided and there are great prizes to be won! Learn more at www.cnv.org/RiversDay.
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ntering a period of existential crisis, North Vancouver’s neighbourhood associations are finding themselves at a crossroads. The soul-searching was precipitated by the District of North Vancouver’s decision this summer to end its official recognition of community groups. That move triggered a vote earlier this month by the umbrella Federation of North Vancouver Community Associations to launch a task force examining what communities actually want from their neighbourhood associations. The central questions the task force will be looking to answer when it delivers its report on how best to proceed with public consultations at the next FONVCA meeting on Oct. 17 are: What are community associations and should some have to meet specific criteria? At FONVCA’s annual general meeting at district hall Sept. 19, many different visions for the future of the DNV’s neighbourhood associations were presented. But the two opposing visions — of which all others were of varying shades — were those of status-quo stalwart Corrie Kost and relative newcomer Doug Curran, playing the young turk. Member of the Edgemont Community Association and one of FONVCA’s 1993 founders, Kost argued for the maintenance of the current, self-regulatory system
wherein no association big or small is necessarily required to keep meeting minutes nor a registry of membership, and for their troubles receives no external validation nor accreditation as a group. “We [FONVCA] have become the shining prototype for associations everywhere,” Kost told the meeting attendees, including the district’s corporate and planning services manager, Charlene Grant. “We don’t have anything that’s broken, in my opinion. What we have is some criticism of the organization which is unwarranted. It has worked very well for almost 20 years. We need to consider perhaps what we are doing to this organization by trying to tear it down and re-establish it.” Kost was not without support, including from Delbrook Community Association president and Save Our Shores Society member, Diana Belhouse, who argued that community associations should be allowed to remain dormant and their membership fluid, only coming to life and coalescing around issues as they affect a neighbourhood. But Curran, chair of the upstart Capilano Gateway Association, also had the support of a fellow FONVCA attendee in Lynn Valley Community Association president Eric Miura. Both argued for the establishment of a two-tiered community association model wherein small or issuebased associations like the Deep Cove Community Association could maintain a loose, amorphous membership while larger groups like the Lynn Valley Community Association
and others that sought some sort of official status — through either FONVCA or district hall — would be required to register their membership, submit meeting minutes and hold leadership elections among members. “If you can’t say you support annual elections and contact with the community — or that most fundamental core of democracy which is that the community gets to elect their officers for their associations — if you can’t say that you support that in its entirety and at its core, I don’t see that there’s any discussion to be brought,” Curran told the meeting. Miura agreed, advocating that the two-tiered approach should at least be explored. “When you’ve reached a certain criteria where you’ve engaged enough and held these elections, that should put you into another level,” Miura said. “When you’re at that level, you [still] cannot say that you’re representing the community, but when you’re asked by a district councillor or somebody… then because it is a structured organization that has gone through the process and registered, we feel that we can speak on our members’ behalf. And that’s where there should be some ground rules to those that can do that and those that can’t.” Both Kost and Curran were nominated to the four-member FONVCA task force “to recommend at the October meeting a process for consulting community associations and the public on what community associations should be.”
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Backyard chickens increase bear attack risk, says expert North Vancouver black bear advocate says the city’s decision to allow backyard chickens could increase bear incursions into the city TODD COYNE S Ta f f R e p O RT e R
he City of North Vancouver’s decision to allow backyard chickens may be just the latest North Shore municipal policy to run a-fowl of proper bear-safety practice, says a local bear behaviour expert. Tony Webb of the North Shore Black Bear Society said the Sept. 17 city council decision to allow some city residents to keep hens for personal use could — like similar bee-keeping bylaws in North Vancouver city and district — attract bears to residential neighbourhoods, endangering residents and their pets. “Absolutely chicken coops are an attractant,” Webb told The Outlook in a phone interview last week. “Even if the intention is to keep their chickens spotless, it’s the chicken that Hen House - Some CNV will attract the bear — the smell of residents living in singlethe chicken — not necessarily their unit dwellings will now be manure but the chicken itself.” permitted to keep up to Webb said he has seen first-hand the eight hens in their yards. damage caused by a bear attack on an File photo illegal chicken coop in West Vancouver where hen-keeping is not allowed, as well as bear attacks on other enclosures housing rabbits and even pigeons on the North Shore. “It’s really a moral problem because these bears are really very sentient beings,” he said. The newly amended bylaw is the latest North Van urban agriculture initiative with the potential to affect local bear populations since North Van district council voted last spring to allow residents of multi-unit dwellings to keep up to 100,000 honey bees at home. “We had one fellow last year who kept calling conservation officers saying, ‘I’ve got a bear and I had my beehive out and he’s broken it all up and I got another one and now he’s come again,’” Webb said. “He didn’t realize that he was the problem.” The chicken bylaw change applies only to those residents of single-unit dwellings surrounding the city’s downtown core. Approved 5-2 with councillors Don Bell and Guy Heywood voting against, the bylaw allows those residents to keep up to eight hens while prohibiting the keeping of roosters due to their noise. Slaughtering the hens at home is still prohibited. The change will likely bring between 20 and 30 chicken coops to city backyards, according to city staff estimates based on a similar initiative in Vancouver. Staff also said they expect the risk of increased bear incursions into the city to be minimal. But Coun. Bell disagreed. “I still have concerns about the potential for predators accessing these pens,” Bell said, adding that it’s not only bears he’s concerned about attracting but coyotes and raccoons as well. “The areas that we’re talking about keeping them are the single-family residential areas, which are the areas that very often are associated with the wildlife corridors — the natural corridors.” Coun. Heywood urged council to wait to approve backyard hens until city staff could study how Vancouver and other B.C. municipalities fare in their own recent forays into urban fowl farming. Coun. Rod Clark said he is less concerned about backyard chickens than he is about bee-keeping, which the city first approved in May 2009, but not for the same reasons Webb is concerned. “I don’t know that we’re going to attract a lot of bears,” Clark told council. “I’d be more worried quite honestly that I’d get stung by a bee with someone bee-keeping next door and now we allow that.” But Webb insists cultivating urban agriculture — even fruitbearing trees — can be dangerous to both people and bears if certain precautions aren’t taken. “If you keep chickens, you should go and get an electric fence; likewise with beehives,” Webb said, adding that black bears will climb as high as three storeys up the side of a building to reach a beehive and eat its honey. “And if people have fruit trees and want to keep them, they should put an electric fence around it. If they don’t want to do that, cut the trees down, it’s as simple as that.” So far in 2012, 10 black bears have been destroyed by police and conservation officers on the North Shore due to potentially dangerous incursions into residential areas. In four cases, bears have brazenly entered North Shore homes, Webb said. email@example.com twitter.com/toddcoyne
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Creeks and rivers support an interdependent web of life and we damage them at our peril. For much of the last century, we have done everything imaginable to destroy these critical waterways — covering them over, altering their course, polluting them, diminishing their capacity to support life. It’s a wonder we still have functioning creeks and rivers and to which exhausted salmon still return to spawn. Nature’s resilience can, in large part, explain why our creeks and rivers still teem with life. But there have been efforts made over the years to improve things and some humans deserve credit. Thanks to streamkeepers and other stewards, there are more kilometres of life-supporting habitat along these waterways and more fish in the once sterile creeks. Thanks to wise lawmakers, there are more regulations requiring industry to minimize the impact of development and resource extraction on waterways, and cities are taking more responsibility and using best practices to protect waterways in their jurisdictions, too. Even the public is getting involved by cleaning up garbage during shoreline cleanups, removing invasive species, planting native species and raising cain when problems arise. Such was the case last week when an alert neighbour spotted a white substance in a Coquitlam creek and contacted authorities. It turned out a contractor had washed residue from a new aggregate driveway down a storm drain, which clogged the pipe — but not before killing a number of coho salmon fry and poisoning what little water there was in the stream. It just goes to show you that nothing can be taken for granted. All it takes is one dumb or thoughtless move or a change in government or social attitudes, and all that hard work protecting our waterways can disappear. This week, as World Rivers Day approaches, we should make time to learn about our nearest creeks and rivers and take a walk along them, observing how they still bear life despite their proximity to industry and development. True, they are under threat day by day, but if each of us becomes a responsible steward, they have a greater chance of surviving into the next century. —Black Press
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Dear Editor, The Aug. 30 article “Inside the North Shore’s community associations” paints an inaccurate picture. Having said that, we sympathize with your reporter, since the Federation of North Vancouver Community Associations (FONVCA) had no full-time chair, staff or spokesperson to respond officially to his questions. The issue described in your article arose because DNV had for many years a set of criteria for Community Associations (CAs) to obtain official recognition by DNV. While FONVCA’s documents referenced the criteria as both for FONVCA and DNV, FONVCA has no authority, mandate, jurisdiction or resources to police the criteria and never agreed to do so. In fact, FONVCA’s written mandate makes clear that FONVCA has no authority over CAs. FONVCA is mainly an information-sharing forum. DNV council decided in-camera in July to cease its oversight of CAs. We believe that it was mainly infighting between two community associations that caused council’s action. The unattributed claim that FONVCA has inserted itself into politics between CAs and DNV has no basis in fact and ignores both FONVCA’s actual practices and lack of authority over CAs. As to some unidentified group trying to “unseat” FONVCA, this is news to us, but in any event it would have to have a seat first – some role with both recognition and authority – to be unseated from. To suggest that present day FONVCA acts as “an unelected shadow council” is,
in our opinion, ridiculous, and as with all these accusations, lacks evidence. FONVCA has no such authority, mandate or legislative powers, nor does it seek such. The accusation completely misrepresents FONVCA’s role. All its meetings are open to the public and councillors sometimes attend. The minutes of every meeting are on the FONVCA website. Some “shadow council.” The statement that FONVCA meets in “district hall chambers” (i.e. council chambers) is false, and would hardly be evidence of a “shadow council,” even were it true. FONVCA, like some 15 other community groups (year-to-date), meets in various District hall meeting rooms, because it is convenient, cost effective and facilitates DNV staff attendance. Comments attributed to a member of the Capilano Gateway Association that FONVCA is “dangerous” and “dysfunctional” are inaccurate, and arise, in our view, due to a misunderstanding of the mandate of FONVCA and CAs. We encourage those dissatisfied with FONVCA or CA processes to formally present their proposals for improvement to their CA (or FONVCA if about FONVCA) for a vote by the respective organization’s members, before complaining to newspapers or elected officials. Such a co-operative and democratic process will, we believe, prove more effective. For more information about FONVCA, visit fonvca.org. Brian Platts, John Hunter, Corrie Kost, Lorraine Harvey, Bill Tracey, Eric Anderson, Peter Thompson, Diana Belhouse, David Knee, FONVCA participants
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s this North Vancouver or Monte Carlo? It was hard to tell the difference as the sun beamed down on 2,000-plus feet of luxury sailboats and power yachts at the opening night of the sixth annual Boat Show at the Creek. “The end of the summer is a perfect time for a new boat,”proclaimed Mosquito Creek GM Donny Mekilok as he welcomed guests and VIPs to the opening night celebration party. Held aboard Paul Cheung’s stunning Celebration on Water converted ferry boat, the venue was yet another glamorous addition to the already popular event. Canapes, wine and live music helped kick-off a full weekend of boating fun and congratulations goes out to all the people who helped make this event possible. 1 Squamish Nation Chief Gibby Jacob, left, whose ancestral name is Kákeltn siyám, and businessman Ivano DeCotiis are among the VIPs in attendance at the opening night party. 2 Manager Suzanne Bidinost and owner Paul Cheung graciously welcome everyone aboard the Celebration on Water vessel. Formerly a B.C. ferry named Queen of the Islands, the boat is now permanently docked at Mosquito Creek and is a magnificent
venue for a party or wedding. 3 Guest Linda Aylesworth poses with Mosquito Creek GM Donny Mekilok for a quick party pic. Both have worked so hard behind the scenes to make this event a big success. 4 Global TV’s North Vancouver gals Anne Drewa, left, and Wesla Wong celebrate in the sunset as the boat show kicks off in style. 5 Yacht brokers Don Young, left, David Campbell and Mike Claxton know
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riving by on the Low Level Road in North Vancouver, it’s difficult to tell exactly what happens at Neptune Terminals. Past the busy train tracks, all that can be seen are pyramids of coal piled high beside long warehouses and towering industrial machinery. Like many other bulk terminals in North Van, however, the action takes place on the waterfront, where ships are loaded with potash, steel-making coal and canola oil, primarily destined for Asia and Brazil. “We handle over five per cent of Canada’s offshore export goods, around 12 million tonnes,” Bill Booker, Neptune’s vice-president of operations, tells The Outlook. Wearing the orange vest, safety goggles and hardhat that are required on site, Booker stands at the door of a warehouse filled with a huge mound of potash which, at first glance, looks like orange sand. Saskatchewan is the world’s largest producer of potash, Booker notes. It is a major ingredient in fertilizer and imported by 100 countries, mainly Brazil, China, India and Indonesia. The image of soot-covered men painstakingly digging coal into ships is a thing of the past, though. Now big machines do most of the heavy work, easily loading tonnes of coal in a single day. Unlike potash, coal can be stored outside before it’s packed onto ships after being carried on trains from Fernie, a mining town in southeast B.C. In the end, the coal will fuel steel mill furnaces in Korea, Japan and China. “It can take three days to load it up,” says Booker, standing in front of a ship that is waiting to be filled with coal. This crew is from the Philippines but, more often, they arrive from Bangladesh or India.
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Police release details on suspected homicide victim Body found dumped off a gravel footpath in North Vancouver on Aug. 18 is the North Shore’s first murder investigation of 2012 TODD COYNE S Ta f f R e p O RT e R
omicide investigators say the body found dumped last month in a North Vancouver neighbourhood is that of a young woman they hope the public can identify. On Sept. 19, the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team released a photo of the victim’s teeth, details of the clothing she wore, as well as a sketch of what the B.C. Coroners Service believes she would have looked like. Initially, the advanced decomposition of the victim’s body left investigators in the dark as to the approximate age and gender of the victim. But police now believe the body is that of a smallframed woman in her mid-twenties to early-forties, ranging in height from five-feet two-inches to five-feet six-inches tall with shoulder-length wavy black hair. A photo of the victim’s teeth shows some visible dental caps on her upper front teeth, which police say would have appeared as disclourations noticeable to anyone who got close to her. The mystery woman also appears to have sustained a broken back in the months, if not years, before her death. Police said two of her mid-back vertebrae were broken and could have required an emergency room visit, several days of bed rest, non-surgical care or a brace. Investigators also revealed that when found, the victim was wearing black VS Miss brand skinny jeans and brown Adidas slip-on shoes, items that police say appear to be sold exclusively in Europe or on the Internet. “Somewhere out there is a family waiting for this
young woman to come home,” said IHIT spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Pound in a press release last Wednesday. “We need the public to help us identify her and assist investigators in moving this investigation forward.” IHIT was first called to an area just off a gravel footpath in the 2000-block of Curling Road on Aug. 19 after the North Vancouver RCMP confirmed human remains were found there the night before. IHIT investigators believe foul play was involved in the woman’s death because her body was intentionally hidden from view when it was discovered. “It looks as though someone attempted to conceal the body, so it appears more suspicious than just finding human remains in the bush,” Pound told The Outlook on Aug. 19. Police at the scene would not reveal whether the remains were buried in the ground or concealed in some other manner. An autopsy was performed on the woman later that week but so far no details on its findings including a cause of death have been released. Neighbours in the 2000-block of Curling Road told reporters at the scene that the area behind the Travelodge motel on Marine Drive where the body was found is frequented by transient people and drug users. This case is the first murder investigation on the North Shore in 2012, although police are not yet saying definitively whether the woman was murdered and, if she was, where the killing may have occurred. IHIT is asking anyone who may have information about this case to come forward and speak to investigators. email@example.com twitter.com/toddcoyne
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parency and does not make specific findings or binding recommendations. But Carter does suggest councils try to give more detail on why meetings are moved in camera, rather than just listing the section of the Community Charter that allows closed-door meetings on grounds such as legal advice or negotiations. One concern is that there are the situations when the public never even hears a closed door meeting took place. Councils are supposed to give 24 hours notice of an in-camera special meeting, but notice can be waived on a unanimous vote. Carter’s report suggests that power be used very sparingly and one good policy is to let citizens sign up for email alerts when any special meeting is declared.
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is nothing if not unconventional. But, according to director Amiel Gladstone, it’s the portrayal of the anonymous but real characters that proves most compelling about the Craigslist cantata. “It’s not like we follow a specific boy and girl and then them falling in love and out of love. It isn’t meant to be like that,” Gladstone told The Outlook in a phone interview Monday. “There are some characters that occur throughout and there is sort of an emotional arc about peoples’ search for connection… and putting their ads out there as a method to try and find other humans.” And finding other humans — a whole community of them — is what had the most impact on Hille in researching the show, the Vancouver singer-songwriter said. That the humanity of anonymous and often crazyseeming ad posters shines through is the show’s triumph. “I was just so genuinely moved by so many things on Craigslist,” Hille said. “At first sometimes it seems like a sort of shallow emotional response where you think ‘Ha ha, isn’t that funny?’ but I find the deeper you get into the community, the more you see it’s real people and you get a sense of who they are.” And while in the three years since the show was born, it’s become commonplace for fake ads to appear on Craigslist purely for comedic effect, Hille said for an ad to make the show, it still has to have that intangible human-ness. “We look for things that feel real,” she said. “You try to not just go for the funny as well. You look for the one where someone is really telling you something that has happened. There’s a quality of truthfulness as well as the cleverness.” Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata shows Oct. 1 at the North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University and then Oct. 4, 5 and 6 at West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Centre. firstname.lastname@example.org twitter.com/toddcoyne
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LAB/SHEPHERD/ROTTI x pups, 11 weeks, shots/deworm, 2 females, Reduced $425. (604)864-1004
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GERMAN Short Hair Pointer pups, exc hunting & family dogs, champion bloodlines, AKC & CKC reg’s parents, CKC reg litter, 3 F & 5 M avail. $650. (604)703-5744
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DALMATIANS, 2M, born july 9, ckc reg., shots, dewormed, $1000-$1500. (604)793-5130, (604)723-2232
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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.
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(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
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COOK ~ SUPERVISOR ~ KITCHEN HELPER ~ ATTENDANT ~ DISHWASHER Day Jay Enterprises Ltd. dba Panago Pizza (North Vancouver, BC) hiring for Pizza Cook ($12.00/hr), Food Service Supervisor ($12.00/hr), Kitchen Helper ($10.25/hr), Food Counter Attendant ($10.25/hr), Dishwasher ($10.25/hr) all for 40hrs/wk+ben. Apply by Fax: (604) 501-7924
ABBA MOVERS & DEL Res/comm 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25yrs Exp. 24hrs/7days 604-506-7576
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SURREY: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hardwood ﬂoors throughout and new roof. $549,000. 604-575-5555.
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STEEL BUILDINGS - REDUCED PRICES NOW! 20x22 $4,455. 25x26 $4,995. 30x38 $7,275. 32x50 $9,800. 40x54 $13,995. 47x80 $19,600. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca
YORKIE PUPS. P/B no papers. Shots, vet checked, female, born June 20 $700. 604-702-8338 Chwk
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639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES BUY LAND IN BELIZE - English Commonwealth country in Central America. Large land tracts, seafront properties, Caribbean lots - all types available. For information call Patrick Snyder (778-403-1365.)
CHERYL MANOR 210 East 2nd Street North Vancouver 1 bdrmHeat/hot water incl. Sorry no pets
REAL ESTATE 603
2 BDRM Abtsfrd/Aldergrove border,w/d and utils incl, sep entry and parking. NP/NS. $900. 604-3282654.
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A New Pillowtop Mattress Set Still in Packaging! Can Deliver! $100 - Call: 604-484-0379
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MISC. FOR SALE
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If you would consider selling your property of 3 Acres or more and want maximum value, send the details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1996 VW JETTA, 4 door, p/b, p/w, sunroof, a/c, cruise, heated seats, etc. Mech. good, clean inside. Must be seen. $5,499. 604-746-7559
1996 22’ SLUMBER QUEEN 5th wheel. Interior like new, has to be seen to appreciate. New stereo, back up camera, flat screen TV, new HD antenna, m/w, a/c. Incl. hitch. $7,000. 604-625-7761 Aldergrove
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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On June 28, 2012, at East 12th Street and Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the North Vancouver RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $2,480 CAD, on or about 03:02 Hours, and a 2001 Nissan Sentra; BCL: 942RVF, VIN: 3N1CB51DX1L425514, on or about 03:02 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-1164, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to
the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/ civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.
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1, 2 & 3 Bedroom
north shore view residences STARTING FROM $299,900
GRAND OPENING THIS WeeKeNd!
Imagine opening your blinds every single day to those densely forested North Shore mountains or that sparkling Pacific Ocean. That’s Orizon in a nutshell: five floors of residences designed to maximize the West Coast you love. From here, the SeaBus, Lonsdale Quay Market and the cafes and restaurants of Lower Lonsdale are just a short walk away. Or socialize at home — with generous balconies, plus an incredibly breath-taking rooftop lounge, Orizon’s modern aesthetic perfectly reflects your taste.
GRAND OPENING PRIZE GIVEAWAY ENTER TO WIN OUR GRAND OPENING PRIZE Experience the charm of Lower Lonsdale – the food, the shopping plus enjoy the activities in the North Shore’s back yard.
sTAycATION PAcKAGE! VALUED AT
Bring this ballot to ORIZON on THIRD sales centre on Grand Opening weekend: Saturday, September 29th + Sunday, September 30th, for a chance to win.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS Entrants must be at least 19 years old and a resident of Canada. • Prize package includes: hotel accommodation includes one-night stay in a mountain view room at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver, gift cards to Cafe for Contemporary Arts, Spa Utopia, The District, Gusto di Quattro and a day pass to the Capilano Suspension Bridge valued at over $1,000.00. Valid October 1st, 2012 – June 1st, 2013. • A draw may be held at such time and place as Intracorp determines. • Intracorp may, in its sole discretion, substitute any prize for (i) the cash equivalent to Intracorp’s cost of such a prize. • No purchase necessary to enter. To enter without purchase, entrants must bring in a completed Orizon on Third Contest entry ballot on the Grand Opening Weekend (September 29th and September 30th, 2012) to the Orizon on Third Sales Centre located at 21 Lonsdale Ave in North Vancouver. By entering the contest, you are giving your authorization to Intracorp Projects Ltd. to broadcast, publish and otherwise use the entrant’s name, photograph, image, statements regarding the contest or any prize, place of residence and/or voice for publicity purposes, without any form of notice of remuneration.
SALES CENTRE 21 LONSDALE AVENUE (at Esplanade) NORTH VANCOUVER Open noon-6pm daily except fridays
Contact sales team for details. Price ranges, completion date and strata fees are subject to change without notice. All Living areas quoted are in square feet. All square footage and dimensions shown are approximate and should not be relied upon. The developer reserves the right to make changes and modifications. E.&O.E. Pictures, drawings and digital renderings are for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon. E. & O.E.
Intracorp Third Street Limited Partnership Sales and Marketing by Intracorp Realty Ltd.