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>>Business Opportunities Start Here Welcome to the New Year and what I am sure will be an exciting 2013!

Gabrielle Loren President, West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

We have changes coming to our community in the form of new buildings and modifications to existing ones, we have changes coming to our government with elections on the horizon and we have changes to our tax system with a return to the PST & GST. The Chamber office will finally be moving to a permanent location and will thus be ready to help identify how all the anticipated changes will affect your business. With networking events, informative meetings and regular e-news updates, it will be easy to stay in the loop on all issues. There are steps that you can take to maximize the positive aspects of the changes when relating them to your business so be sure to contact our office for assistance in this area! The President’s Dinner and Business Excellence Awards has been moved to April 18th, 2013. For the first time the nomination finalists will be filmed by Mulgrave film students. The final cut, a one minute video, will be presented at the Awards Ceremony. Make sure you nominate a business and/or person for one or more of the following categories.  You can also nominate yourself.  • Citizen of the Year • Big Business of the Year (6-50 employees) • Small Business of the Year (5 and under employees) • New Business of the Year • Innovator of the Year • Young Entrepreneur of the Year Here’s to a great 2013!

UPCOMING EVENTS THE CHAMBER’S ANNUAL MAYOR’S RECEPTION Thursday, January 24th 6:00pm – 8:00pm Hollyburn Country Club 950 Cross Creek Road, West Vancouver Please join Mayor Michael Smith and Council for an update on proposed plans for our community. Members: $50 + HST Non-members: $60 + HST ________________________________

BREAKFAST MEETING Wednesday, February 20th 7:15am to 9:00am West Vancouver Yacht Club 5854 Marine Drive, West Vancouver “An Update on District Business Opportunities” Members: $30 + HST Non-members: $40 + HST ________________________________

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First. Locally, Joan isthe chair of the MLA Community Liaison Committee for the HOpe Centre formental health and addictions under construction at the Lions Gate Hospital

Joan was reappointed chair of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth and has also been reappointed to the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, which she previously served on as Deputy Chair. In addition, Joan also serves on the Cabinet Committee for Families

During her tenure she served on the Agenda and Priorities Cabinet Committee, as well as Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations from June 2008 to June 2009. Prior to politics in 1980, Joan co-founded the well-known BC polling firm of McIntyre

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NSR rescues another out-of-bounds snowboarder on Cypress Mountain Search costs spark debate over who should pay MICHAELA GARSTIN S tA f f R E p o Rt E R

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or the second time in a week, North Shore Rescue was called out to rescue an out-of-bounds snowboarder in “heinous terrain” on Cypress Mountain. Just two days before Christmas the rescue crew was alerted to the snowboarder after his friend, who apparently also ventured out of bounds, reported him missing. “Envision the worst terrain you’ve ever been in, and times it by a hundred. It’s exhausting,” NSR spokesman Tim Jones told The Outlook. Search crews initially made contact with the 30-year-old snowboarder, whose name has not been released, on his cellphone but his battery died while they were still searching. Around 8:15 p.m., five hours after the snowboarder was reported missing, NSR heard him call out. Due to the extremely difficult terrain, it took another two hours to reach him in Montizambert Creek, and another couple hours to hike together down the mountain. He was cold but uninjured. “We’ve changed our tactics a bit now,” said Jones, adding the team began searching from the bottom up, rather than their usual routine from

the top of the ski area down, after learning from their last rescue. NSR rescued Sebastien Boucher, a 33-year-old snowboarder who was lost for three days, in the same area the week before after using military, police and civilian search helicopters. Like the latest missing out-of-bounds snowboarder, Boucher wasn’t hurt. “In that terrain it takes hours to move a couple hundred metres,” said Jones, explaining why it took around two hours to reach the snowboarder when the team was close enough to hear him calling. But the day wasn’t finished for North Shore Search and Rescue once they found the snowboarder. A few hours later a small avalanche on the Grouse Grind sent rescue teams out again because hikers were using the trail even though signs warned it was closed. A ground search team and helicopter didn’t find anyone hurt. Despite warnings to stay within designated areas, these two snowboarders apparently went off-limits deliberately, sparking a debate over who should pay the cost for their rescue. Cypress Mountain is billing Boucher, the first rescued snowboarder, $10,000, but neither boarder will be getting a bill from North Shore Search and Rescue.

REScuE commAND - North Shore Rescue leader Tim Jones, pictured here in a file photo, says the team has a long-standing policy that they’re not in favour of fines or charges for those who are rescued. File photo “We have a long-standing policy that we’re not in favour of fines or charges for the exact reason that people evade rescue,” said Jones. “If they did evade

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The College of Pharmacists of British Columbia wants to block pharmacies such as Shopper’s Drug Mart and Canada Safeway from awarding points to their loyalty card holders out of concern the bonuses spur some patients to make poor decisions. The regulatory body argues loyalty points are a powerful lure for some customers, who may wait longer than they should to fill a prescription in order to get a bigger points bonus offered at a later date. “These delays could negatively impact on that patient’s health and cause serious shortand long-term effects,” according to the college. “Pharmacists have seen examples of patients making choices based on the inducement, contrary to what is best for their health.” It also says patients with third-party insurance who don’t pay out of pocket may keep refilling a prescription after they no longer need it in order to collect more points. The college calls it a drain on limited health care dollars and says drugs that are never used by the intended patient may be abused by others or diverted to the illegal drug trade. Privacy is also an issue – the pharmacists’ body argues data on a customer’s pharmacy spending frequency shouldn’t be used by company loyalty programs to build marketing profiles, even though data on actual medical conditions and drug purchases are kept confidential. Once the temptation of

points is eliminated, the college says, patients may be more likely to choose a pharmacy and pharmacist based on their own merits, not their ability to issue inducements. Air Miles and Shopper’s Optimum point collectors have been campaigning against the proposal, saying loyalty programs provide a small bonus on the thousands of dollars some patients with chronic diseases pay for medication each year. “We spend our money to pay for our prescriptions, therefore why can we not earn rewards for it?” Safeway shopper Jaime Kichok asked on Facebook. “What makes a prescription purchase any different than any other purchase? It’s really because the small independent pharmacies can’t compete. Why is that our problem and why are we being penalized for it?” Air Miles Canada calls the proposal “unfair to customers” and anti-competitive, while Safeway says it sees no evidence Air Miles collecting harms patients. People had until Dec. 28 to comment on the proposed ban on the college of pharmacists website (www.bcpharmacists. org) before the college’s board decides whether to push ahead. B.C.’s health minister Margaret MacDiarmid will have the final say on whether the ban is imposed. The proposed reform mirrors similar steps taken in Ontario and Quebec and it’s also under consideration in Alberta. B.C. already banned pharmacies from offering points or other inducements on the portion of prescriptions covered by PharmaCare since mid-2011.

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Labour unions and provincial New Democrats say TransLink’s decision to build new SeaBus offshore runs counter to the province’s BC Jobs Plan TODD COYNE

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he BC Liberal government won’t wade into the debate over TransLink’s awarding of the new SeaBus contract to a foreign company, despite continued attacks from labour groups and B.C. New Democrats who say the deal proves the government’s touted BC Jobs Plan is a sham.

Last week, Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands edged out North Vancouver’s Allied Shipbuilders by $2 million with their $25-million bid to build a replacement SeaBus slated for service on Burrard Inlet next year. The deal marks the first time in the ferry service’s 36-year history that one of its boats will be built off B.C. shores. Last week, the Canadian Auto Workers Union, which includes 80 SeaBus employees, joined the Shipyard General Workers Federation in accusing the government of turning its back on local industry while failing to account for significant economic spinoff benefits had Allied’s Dollarton yard been chosen over the Dutch company. “There is no reason that this ship could not have been built here in B.C. — allowing TransLink to make this thoughtless decision is a reflection of poor leadership from the provincial government,” CAW president Ken Lewenza said. “While the B.C. government is touting its BC Jobs Plan, it’s also sending public funds offshore — money that could have been used to support job creation here in the province.” But the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure insists the choice to go with an offshore company to replace the aging Burrard Beaver SeaBus was not a decision of the province, but of the TransLink board. “It’s their operational issue,” ministry spokeswoman Kate Trotter told The Outlook Friday. “It’s not a governance issue.”

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TransLink says awarding the bid to Damen was simple math and, with Allied and Damen being the only two qualified companies seeking the contract, the pickings from this province were slim. “We did not get participation other than the one bidder from British Columbia and they weren’t the low-cost bidder,” TransLink board chair Nancy Olewiler told The Outlook Friday. “Our job is to use the taxpayer money wisely and the Dutch company was the low-cost bidder.” Where possible, Damen will use locally sourced materials, Olewiler said. “We sought B.C. companies, we phoned and said ‘Can you bid?’ But they all said ‘I’m sorry we don’t have the capacity because we’re too busy.’” Allied president Chuck Ko said he was “aghast” to learn his yard had been passed over for the contract. He said Damen was able to undercut his bid by $2 million because the Dutch shipbuilder will take advantage of cheap Asian labour, likely building the vessel in China. “This would be [TransLink’s] fourth ship so they were very specific with what they wanted and they said you had to go to specific suppliers and get this specific equipment, that’s how tight the spec was,” Ko said. “So the only difference would be the labour costs. Our employees are high-wage earners, and they deserve it.” It was too important a contract for him to lose, Ko said, not only for the work it would have ensured his North Vancouver yard, but for the new training and infrastructure upgrades it might have heralded as well. “There’s only so many projects of this magnitude available to a facility like ourselves and when you lose one there usually isn’t one right behind it,” he said. “The opportunity to upgrade our facility and improve our capability is lost and you can’t put a dollar value on that. We’re going to lose the ability to undertake that sort of work in the future.” Despite the province’s collective “no comment” on SeaBus outsourcing, the issue was pre-election fodder for the B.C. NDP, with North Vancouver New Democrat candidate Craig Keating calling TransLink’s decision “disappointing” and calling the B.C. government’s avoidance of the issue “evidence of a lack of leadership” at the top. “The current TransLink structure is something the provincial government is 100% entirely responsible for,” Keating told The Outlook, accusing the government of “shifting the blame” onto the regional transit provider. “Here was a practical step to put some meat on the jobs plan and an opportunity to make the economy better on the North Shore, and what we find is the jobs plan is just a lot of photo ops and news releases rather than substance.” New Democrat transportation critic Harry Bains said import tariffs on an overseas-built SeaBus could well eclipse the $2 million savings TransLink says it will accrue by going Dutch. “There is generally a 25-per-cent tariff on ships less than 129 metres in length, and that could mean more than $6 million in additional costs for this vessel,” Bains said, noting the current SeaBus vessels are 35 metres long. Olewiler denied the federal import tax would bump up the final tally, but said it was the first she had heard of it on this project. “I’m not aware of anything of that order of magnitude,” Olewiler said, noting such taxes and general maintenance costs would have been considered by TransLink during the bid process. tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/toddcoyne


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ll year long they came to the rescue.

Lost dogs, wayward snowboarders, hurt hikers and mountain bikers or ill-prepared backcountry enthusiasts — you name it. North Shore Rescue responded to a steady torrent of calls for help in 2012. And the specially trained crews did so 24/7, 365. There are no days off for this crew. Sometimes they must forsake birthdays, anniversary dinners and elementary school Christmas plays because they’ve been called out to save others. They don’t it for the accolades. Or the paycheque. This is a volunteer outfit that gives up countless hours on training exercises and rescue missions. It’s just what they do. And now, we have an opportunity to thank them for their selfless, risky and heroic work. The rescue team is moving into new digs this January — a $1.4-million facility funded by the three North Shore municipalities, the Charros Foundation and NSR — but

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they still need a few things. The list includes an Indoor Rescue Catwalk to use for training, some administrative stuff like computers and tables and an industrial washer to maintain their equipment. Total cost is around $70,000 and they’re offering tax receipts for donations over $20. In its long history, NSR has never charged for a rescue because they feel if people are concerned about possible charges they may put themselves in even greater danger. So, community donations can go a long way towards funding the team’s rescue efforts. So if you can help, go to their website (northshorerescue.com) to find out how to donate. At the very least, make a New Year’s resolution to stay in bounds and to be well prepared when you venture off into the mountains (for tips, go to the NSR website). They deserve your help. —The Outlook

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undreds of people gathered at Park Royal mall on Sunday as part of the ongoing Idle No More rallies by Aboriginal Canadians angry at their treatment by the government.

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the residents of our community,” he said. Police have so far recommended more than 1,000 charges against 315 riot suspects, while prosecutors have so far approved charges against 169 of them. Some have already pleaded guilty and been jailed. New suspects police want charged include a 27-year-old North Vancouver man accused of breaking into a business and trying to flip a marked police car. He tried to hide his face but investigators say they identified him by comparing video clips. Charges including aggravated assault and assault causing bodily harm are also sought against two Langley men aged 26 and 20 and a 20-year-old Calgary man. Police say the trio attacked two Good Samaritans who tried to keep rioters from damaging a business. One badly beaten victim suffered a collapsed lung

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ancouver Police are seeking charges against another 40 alleged Stanley Cup rioters.

Eight of the new suspects are from Vancouver, five are from Coquitlam, four from Burnaby and three each are from Calgary, Surrey and Langley. The investigation of other riot suspects continues, said VPD Insp. Laurence Rankin. “It’s been over 18 months, and we haven’t forgotten our commitment we made to the victims and

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Idle No More rally hits West Vancouver Hundreds gathered at Park Royal mall to voice concern about the treatment of aboriginal communities MICHAELA GARSTIN S tA f f R E p o Rt E R

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undreds of people gathered at Park Royal mall on Sunday as part of the ongoing Idle No More rallies by Aboriginal Canadians angry at their treatment by the government.

The crowd packed into an area near the food court to chant, drum and speak about the effects of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government on aboriginal communities. Other supporters looked down from the second floor to

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ampling balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil is as complex as tasting wine.

There’s grapefruit, cinnamon pear, tangerine and espresso vinegar; garlic, butter, wild mushroom and Tuscan herb oil. The list goes on and on at this shop in North Vancouver that deals exclusively with specialty balsamic vinegars and olive oils. How about a bottle of strawberry dark balsamic coupled with basil oil? This is what Andrew Cameron, owner of Olives On Tap, recommends as he walks through his showroom. He pours a sample of each into a small plastic cup and mixes them together. It’s the perfect pairing for chicken, fish or in a salad, he says. In round metal jugs with spouts, all 45 oil and vinegars are ready to be tasted before purchase. This is the only way that customers truly know what they’re buying, says Cameron. “One of the most popular over Christmas has been grapefruit balsamic with blood orange olive oil,” he says, pouring another sample onto a small spoon. The blood orange oil, which is pressed with ripe Tunisian olives, is exceedingly versatile, pairing well with seafood, chicken and fruit. And the flavours aren’t subtle. Ripe strawberry, for example, can’t be missed in the strawberry dark balsamic vinegar.

Cameron has already opened his second store since November, moving into his newest location at 928 West 16 St. near A&W on Marine Drive, while keeping his pop-up shop at Lonsdale Quay. The young entrepreneur was first introduced to the idea of a store exclusively for oil and vinegar when he saw an “oil bar” on a trip back home to Nova Scotia. After heading out West and earning a masters degree from UBC in forestry, Cameron decided it was time to move to North Van and set up shop. “Just like wine, you can start to pick up mild or robust flavours,” he explains. An expert will be able to tell which olive oils go well with different vinegars, so as to not overpower the taste. Opened less than a month ago, Olives on Tap on Marine Drive still has bare walls. Driving between his two stores, Cameron plans to buy artwork once the busy Christmas season is over. The rest of the store, however, is set up with vinegar along one wall and olive oil on varnished wooden tables Cameron built himself. Although his extra virgin olive oil must go through strict testing, it can still be tasted as early as three weeks from the farm. Shipped often from Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece — whichever areas are in season — these oils are chemically tested in California. They

must be free of defects while having appropriate fruity, bitter and pungent (peppery) flavours. Not all extra-virgin olive oil is as it seems, however. Around 30 to 50 per cent on U.S. shelves doesn’t meet the criteria for authentic extra-virgin olive oil, says Cameron, because the government doesn’t test to ensure quality. “There’s nothing wrong with seed or canola oils but olive oil has such great health benefits,” says Cameron. It’s an antioxidant, for example, and is high in omega-9 fatty acid, which prevents heart disease and lowers cholesterol. Unlike some wine that gets better with age, olive oil starts to lose its flavour and health benefits over time, adds Cameron, so it’s best to use a bottle one year from its crush date, even if it’s never opened. “There’s nothing like this in North Van,” says Cameron, referring to his new business. “I’m a big foodie and a big chef at home, so this all came naturally.” Olives on Tap is located at 928 W. 16 Street and in Lonsdale Quay. Small size bottles are $12, medium $20 and large $32. For a list of olive oils and balsamic vinegars available, visit olivesontap.com. mgarstin@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/MichaelaGarstin


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» ARTS

Found in translation After moving back from Paris, this artist discovered her passion for painting in West Coast landscape MICHAELA GARSTIN S tA F F W r I t E r

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isa Wolfin has lived amongst Paris’s world-famous buildings, top high-fashion designers and classic cuisine, but it’s the views of West Vancouver she’s most drawn to. She didn’t always think this way, however. After leaving the Lower Mainland to study fashion in Los Angeles, Wolfin quickly set her eyes on The House of Dior in Paris. “I had tunnel vision. I didn’t even know how to speak French,” says Wolfin, sitting beside one of her stylized paintings. “My dad was worried I didn’t know anyone. I told him I’d just figure it out once I got there.” At just 25 years old, she secured an apprenticeship at Christian Dior, where she stayed for two years. “They didn’t realize I didn’t speak French,” says Wolfin, who is thankful a co-worker was willing to provide constant translation until she learnt enough to get by. beAuTIful b.c. - Painter Lisa Wolfin But the excitement of the hustle-and-bus- is inspired by the beauty of West Coast tle in La Ville-Lumière didn’t last forever. landscapes. Michaela Garstin photo Wolfin desperately missed the parks, forests and mountains near Vancouver. The bright blue and orange water on With this thought in mind, she flew back Ambleside beach, for example, meets deep red to Canada. After running Wear Wolfin, a women’s cloth- sand. As the person who chooses art to display at ing company that sold across Canada and the West Van’s Hollyburn Country Club, Wolfin U.S. for several years, she realized work was knows what people are looking for. taking away from raising her children. A club member herself, she noticed the “I had a friend whose mother was a fashion building’s empty cinderblock walls were designer and she was never there for her,” a waste of prime art space. She was later says Wolfin, explaining her decision to quit offered a job to find artists who wanted to disthe fast-paced world of fashion. play and sell their work. But her spark for creativity never went “Loose art with freer, more brighter colours away. sells. Not just natural colours,” she says. “I While her three children were in bed, she was used to realism in fashion design.”w started painting portraits, a skill she worked It was after taking courses that Wolfin on while at Dior. developed her own technique. “I always painted-in the face,” she says, “I love the forest,” she says about the influreferring to her fashion sketches. ence for her landscape art. “I have a greenbelt Painting West Coast landscapes, however, right behind my yard.” took a bit more practice. As it turns out, Wolfin’s passion for painting “I needed to loosen up,” Wolfin says about didn’t come from the bustling streets of Paris, her technique that reaches beyond realism. but from the tranquil nature of West Van. “The more you look around, the more colours Wolfin is exhibiting her new show Beautiful you see. “If you see dead seaweed, it’s dark burgundy. I B.C. at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver until mid-January. Her website is lidawolfin. take that colour and bump it up.” com. The colours in her paintings are enhanced.

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Paul Kariya and the world juniors Now it’s Griffin Reinhart’s and Morgan Rielly’s turn.

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he world junior hockey championships are a kind of right of passage for Canada’s future stars of the National Hockey League… and a staple over New Year’s each year for even the most casual of fans, although this year’s middle-of-the-night schedule of games from Ufa, Russia, has certainly been a challenge for those wanting to see the games as they happen.

Among the very youngest Canadians to ever play in the world junior tournament (for players under 20) was North Vancouver’s Paul Kariya who suited up at just 17 years of age plus two months in the 1992 tournament in Germany and then again in 1993 in Sweden. Others even younger when they played include some fellows by the name of Lindros, Gretzky and Crosby. Perhaps you’ve heard of them. Despite the offensive performance of Eric Lindros (by then 18) during the 1992 tourney and the all-star defensive play of Scott Niedermayer (both playing for their final time in the world juniors), Canada finished in an uncharacteristic sixth place. The world political scene during both the 1992 and 1993 tournaments was front-page news, creating interesting dilemmas for the hockey organizers. The Soviet Union was dissolved into 15 independent republics on Dec. 26, 1991, the opening day of the 1992 event. Tournament officials allowed the team to continue as though they were still one country and in the end they won it all, clinching the title on the final day by destroying Canada lencorben@yahoo.ca 7-2 on five unanswered goals after

Kariya had tied the game at 2-2 mid-way through the second period. A year later on Jan. 1, 1993, in the middle of the tournament, Czechoslovakia split into separate Czech and Slovakia republics. Again this team was permitted to play as one entity. It was Kariya, Martin Lapointe and Tyler Wright – the only returnees from 1992 – who were charged with righting the Canadian ship for the 1993 tournament, played exactly 20 years ago between Dec. 26, 1992, and Jan. 4, 1993. Previous to 1996 – at which point the competition’s schedule was changed and the eight teams were divided into two sections followed by playoffs to determine the medals – the order of finish was based on a seven-game, single-round-robin format. Losing one game could doom the chances for the gold medal. To win, Canada would have to beat the United States, Russia, Finland, Czechoslovakia and Sweden, not one of which they had beaten in 1992. Sweden was the favourite with a roster that included Peter Forsberg, Mats Lindgren, Markus Naslund, Niklas Sundstrom and others you just might also have heard of. Kariya rose to the occasion, belying his slight frame at 5’11” and 170 pounds, and earned tournament allstar honours (Forsberg and Naslund were the other forwards selected) by leading the Canucks with two goals and six assists in the first six games, all wins. One goal, plus an assist, came in a key 5-4 victory over Sweden. His second goal helped produce a 5-2 win over Germany. Two assists came as Canada won their

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sixth straight by overwhelming Japan 8-1 and, though it was disappointing to lose their last game 7-4 to the combined Czech and Slovakia team, the championship had already been decided in Canada’s favour. Paul Kariya was born in Vancouver on Oct. 16, 1974, to T.K. Kariya – a teacher and coach at Windsor in the 1960s who was by then on staff at Hamilton Jr. Secondary – and Sharon Kariya, who had been teaching Grade 3 at Eastview Elementary until starting a family. And Paul was into all sports while growing up in the Seymour area. There was golf at Seymour Golf and Country Club where he played regularly with Windsor’s Steve Roberts and Sean Foley (now Tiger Woods’ swing coach) both of whom won golf scholarships to U.S. universities and became club teaching pros. Though the Kariyas lived in the Seymour area, Paul attended Argyle and played rugby. His dad, who had starred in rugby at UBC and for Canada, was a teacher at Argyle from 1978 until retirement in 2001 and coached rugby and golf teams there. Lacrosse and hockey, both coached by Les Wilson – another Argyle teacher – and T.K., were among other sports Paul played outside of school. At 15, Paul chose to pursue his hockey in earnest by leaving home in 1990 to attend school in Penticton and play for the Penticton Panthers of the BC Junior Hockey League. Despite his age, he amassed 45 goals and 67 assists for 112 points (and a paltry eight minutes in penalties) over 54 games during the 1990-91 season, earning rookie of the year, most sportsmanlike player and MVP for the league’s Interior Conference. continued, NEXT PAGE

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The next season was even better as he accumulated 46 goals and 86 assists for 132 points in only 40 games. (He missed a handful of league games while playing in his first world juniors and was out for a dozen more contests later with mononucleosis.) Once more he was awarded the conference’s most sportsmanlike and most valuable player honours which was topped off with his selection as Canada’s Junior “A” player of the year. Starting with the gold medal, the year 1993 was full of career memories: Rookie of the year, first team all-star and player of the year in the Hockey East Association in his first season with the University of Maine; the winner of the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in the NCAA and

the school’s first NCAA championship. Of course there were even more honours during his 15-year NHL career, but the importance of that 1993 world juniors title is summed up by his quote at the time: “I will take away the team, the camaraderie that we built,” he said. “It’s sort of sad we will never be together again.” Kariya was one of the first North Vancouver players in the world juniors. This year the first from West Vancouver – Griffin Reinhart and Morgan Rielly – are wearing the red and white. You see, the thrill of the world juniors never gets old. This is episode 473 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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» WINTER ESCAPE

How about a ski-cation?

School’s out and many people have the week off work. Why not go skiing? If you don’t have a favourite slope, here are a few ideas of where to go, both in our backyard and farther afield, and why.

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Revelstoke Getting there: It’s 562 km from Vancouver, so a good six-hour trek by car. Or you can fly to Kelowna and then take the Revelstoke Connection, with multiple departures daily. There’s also a Greyhound bus service. Once you’re there, there’s a city bus service and a ski shuttle that runs a loop to and from the ski resort.

Distance from Vancouver: One of the best two-hour drives in Canada along the Sea to Sky highway. Pacific Coach Lines and Greyhound buses also offer transportation, as do operators such as Land Sea Tours.

Claim to fame: It might have officially been called the Vancouver Olympics, but Whistler played a starring role in the 2010 Winter Games.

Claim to fame: It’s the only resort in the world to offer lift, Cat, heli and backcountry skiing/ snowboarding from one village.

Who you’ll meet on the chairlift: Whistler’s festive atmosphere at night makes it particularly popular with the younger party-going crowd.

Price range: Christmas holiday stay-and-ski packages start at 7 nights/5 days from $175 per person/per night (based on two adults sharing a hotel room from Dec. 22 – Jan. 4. Visit Whistler.com/winter_packages#offer_01.) It’s strongly recommended that you pre-purchase an Edge card online for the biggest savings on lift tickets, which are $98 a day plus taxes.

Who you’ll meet on the chairlift: Almost half Sarah Windsor photo the terrain is classed as intermediate, and the area gets an average of 30 to 45 feet of snow, so Revelstoke tends to attract advanced skiers and snowboarders. Most range in age from 25 to 40. Disposable income helps, too, if you want to take advantage of the Cat and heliskiing. Price range: Ski-and-stay packages starting from $275 per person, based on double occupancy at The Sutton Place Hotel (the signature, luxury ski-in/ski-out property) and from $139 per person, based on double occupancy at the downtown Sandman Hotel from Dec. 25 – Jan. 6.

One more reason to visit: Many foodies drive to Whistler just for dinner at Araxi. Another option: every Sunday night, the ski and snowboard school puts on a show of tricks, fire spinners and fireworks.

A non-skiing reason to visit: Revelstoke has more than 100 years of history so it’s got an authentic, real-town charm. Natural hot springs are a plus, as is the aquatic centre with waterslide.

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Apex Mountain Resort

Sun Peaks Resort

Distance from Vancouver: 405 km, 4.5 hours east of Vancouver; 33 km west of Penticton.

Distance from Vancouver: 400 km/5 hours, primarily along Hwy 5.

Claim to fame: Wine lovers may flock to the Okanagan in the summer, but skiers love the appeal of a 2,000 foot drop, 67 trails (48 per cent intermediate and 36 per cent advanced) and an average snowfall of 19 feet. They even call it “dry” powder. You know, dry powder — it’s not as cold as wet powder.

Claim to fame: Third biggest ski area in Canada (after Whistler and Mont Tremblant); the longest green run (8 km from top to village); an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine a year (hence the name).

Who you’ll meet on the chairlift: People who know the Okanagan doesn’t just mean “wine country.”

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Who you’ll meet on the chairlift: Sun Peaks is family friendly, with more emphasis on things that appeal to all ages and skill levels. (You don’t have to be a skier to enjoy your time there.) There’s dogsledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and lift access to the Nordic trails.

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Price range: Day lift passes are $65. Over the holidays there are two-night accommodation packages for $229, which include a $50 meal voucher and a family tubing pass. There are also group lodge and condo packages.

Price range: A day’s lift pass is $76; there are value packages. Accommodation ranges from $89 a night in low season and $229 in high season.

One more reason to visit: If there’s a non-skier in your group, try the one-kilometre adventure ice skating loop or take the lift up to the tube park.

One more reason to visit: Winter Festival of Wine, Jan. 12 to 20. Packages include two nights’ accommodation and three events starting from $295 per person.

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Cypress Mountain

Grouse Mountain

Mount Seymour

Getting there: There’s no public transportation to Cypress but there is a contracted express bus: CypressCoachlines.com.

Getting there: There’s regular public transit to and from the base of Grouse Mountain every half hour. Catch Bus 232 - Phibbs Exchange or Bus 236 - Lonsdale Quay.

Getting there: Public transportation reaches the bottom of the hill and there’s a shuttle bus service from Parkgate Community Centre for $6 one way, making it convenient for parents who want to drop off their kids.

Claim to fame: Some of the toughest black runs on the North Shore (Purgatory and Hades are particularly challenging); Terrain Parks voted some of the best in Western Canada; and on a clear day The Cut is everyone’s favourite run with breathtaking views stretching all the way to Washington State and Vancouver Island.

Claim to fame: The first local mountain to allow snowboarders, Mt. Seymour was recently awarded a top-three spot in the West (behind Whistler and Olympic Park in Alberta) by Snowboard Canada Magazine. It hosts many high-calibre national events from the Canadian Shield to Vancouver’s Hi-Standard.

Who you’ll meet on the chairlift: Any Vancouverite who looks with yearning at the twinkling lights of Cypress at night.

Who you’ll meet on the chairlift: All ages and abilities with a strong emphasis on families.

Who you’ll meet on the chairlift: Not surprisingly there are a lot of young freestyle skiers and snowboarders, although families also love it.

Price range: A day lift pass is $60 but also check out the $67 Gold Medal Card which gives you 20 per cent savings.

Price range: Ski & Board lift tickets (9 a.m. to 10 p.m.) $58. Night lift tickets (4 p.m. to 10 p.m.) $48. Plus snow packs for five to 10 days a season.

Price range: $51 lift pass from opening to 10 p.m. and $39 from 4 to 10 p.m.

Claim to fame: Who can forget the look of sheer joy on Alexandre Bilodeau’s face when the freestyle skier from Montreal became the first Canadian to win a gold medal at an Olympic Games in Canada. He won the hearts of a nation atop Cypress in February 2010. For non-Olympians the mountain offers the largest night skiing and riding operations in Western Canada.

One more reason to visit: Cypress offers Vancouver’s only cross country ski area, not to mention a snow tubing park and night snowshoeing tours. CypressMountain.com

One more reason to visit: A fun way to enjoy the view on the way up — the Skyride is North America’s largest aerial tramway.

One more reason to visit: Families can ring in the New Year at Family First Night in the tubing and tobogganing area with a child-friendly countdown at 9 p.m.

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» TEST DRIVE

Ford’s newest CUV Escapes its trucky past

JIM ROBINSON ContrIbutor

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ince 2001 when it debuted, the Ford Escape was the top-selling compact SUV, picking up on the winning formula begat by the original Explorer. Times have changed and truck-based compact SUVs have been swamped by a deluge of carbased crossovers, or CUVs, available today in seemingly every price range. Ford already has the Edge CUV, but the company realized that not only was the brand name Escape golden but consumers might also want something a little smaller and using less fuel. Not that the Edge is all that much bigger at about six inches longer with 45 more horses from a 3.5-litre V6, but the Escape is also 400 pounds lighter. Passenger volume of the Escape is 98.1 cu. ft., while the Edge is 108.4 cu. ft. – not much difference as I see it. When I picked up the Escape I honestly thought it was a mid-size CUV when I looked at it. It’s all part of the trend of cars and trucks growing in size. But as they get bigger, the cost of operation is decreasing at the same time, resulting in the consumer getting more for less. Thus we have the truly all-new Escape for 2013 that shares literally nothing with the out-going model except an engine on the base model and the Ford badge on the grille. While there is one transmission, a six-speed automatic with SelectShift sequential manual shift, there are no less than three engines starting with a 2.5-litre inline four-cylinder on the base S producing 168 hp and 170 lb/ ft of torque. The S is only sold in front-wheeldrive. The SE features the 1.6-litre EcoBoost inline four-cylinder engine making 178 hp and 184 lb/ft of torque in either FWD or allwheel-drive (AWD). EcoBoost is Ford’s use of turbocharging and leading-edge technology such as variable valve timing and direct fuel injection for reduced fuel consumption but with the power of a larger displacement normally aspirated engine. On the SEL and Titanium (as tested) the EcoBoost four-cylinder is a 2.0-litre unit with 240 hp and 270 lb/ft of torque. The SEL is available in FWD and AWD while the Titanium is fitted with AWD only. In terms of fuel consumption, the Titanium in FWD format gets 9.5/6.7L/100 km (30/42 mpg) city/highway, while the AWD scores 9.8/6.9L/100 km (29/41 mpg) city/highway. Interestingly, the federal environmental stewardship tax on the Titanium is $30 when it is usually about $100. Although the engine may be small in terms of size, EcoBoost gives it the equivalent power of a V6, thus the tow rating in up to 1,588 kg (3,500 lb). In terms of cargo volume, there are 971 litres (34.3 cu. ft.) behind the second row split/fold rear seat and 1,920 litres (67.8 cu. ft.) behind the front seats. Tested here is the top-of-the-line Titanium which leaves no Ford option unplumbed and part of the $37,499 base price which included the Kodiak Brown Metallic paint. Along with strides made in fuel consumption, electronics and materials, paint is often overlooked. But on this Escape the deep, rich brown was, as far as I could tell, free of imperfections. Hard to believe it was a mass production paint job, but the proof was literally right before my eyes. Speaking of electronics, the tester came with the MyFord Touch infotainment system with satellite radio and navigation that is an optional ($700) part of the Ford SYNC suite of driver/passenger aids.

While it does all the things you’d expect from a navi/sound/info system, it also recognizes thousands of voice commands. For instance, you can tell it to change the radio station, get someone on the phone, or set the climate control. At $1,500, another option was the Parking Technology Package, again with things you might expect such as Blind Spot Detection and rear backup camera. But it also includes the Auto Park System which does just that. Pull up to a parallel parking spot and activate the system and it sizes the space up, and if big enough, works the steering and brakes to tuck you in. Lastly on the amenities side, I think the sensor under the rear bumper that detects when you swipe your foot beneath it and automatically opens the rear liftgate is pure genius. No more fumbling for the keys with two arm loads of groceries. I covered close to 600 km in the Escape on mostly major highways, but there were a lot of back roads as well. Ford’s AdvanceTrac stability/traction control system comes with Curve Control that can slow you down as much as 16 km/h in one second if it senses you are entering a bend going too fast. Also part of the system is Roll Stability Control and optionally available is a trailer towing package included sway control that reduces engine speed and starts putting on the brakes when it senses trouble. Because you sit slightly higher, the driver’s view forward and to the side is good but it is greatly aided by the blind spot system. When you pass another vehicle, it flashes until you are well ahead and then you can pull back into a slower lane and see what you are doing all the time. As for the AWD system fitted, I couldn’t tell you when and where grip was going because it is that seamless. As noted, “base” price for the Titanium Escape was $37,499. With the above mentioned options and a few more such as leather seating ($750) and the power panorama sunroof ($1,759) total options were $4,830 bringing the all-in cost to $42,329, not including the $1,500 shipping fee. Considering all the amenities, the price is highly attractive compared to some of the import luxury compact CUVs and I would definitely include the Titanium in the luxury class. I could never have said that about the previous generation Escape, but it shows how Ford, despite being more than a century old, has not let itself lag. Have you driven a Ford lately? You just might want to try the 2013 Escape.

Ford Escape Titanium 2013 at a glance BODY STYLE: Compact crossover vehicle (CuV). DRIVE METHOD: front-engine, front-/all-wheel-drive. ENGINE: 2.5-litre inline four-cylinder (168 hp, 170 lb/ ft); 1.6-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder (178 hp, 184 lb/ft); as tested, 2.0-litre turbocharged inline fourcylinder (240 hp, 270 lb ft) FUEL CONSUMPTION: titanium AWD, 9.8/6.9L/100 km (29/41 mpg) city/highway CARGO VOLUME: 971 litres (34.3 cu ft) behind rear seat; 1,920 litres (67.8 cu ft) behind front seats TOW RATING: 1,588 kg (3,500 lb) PrICE: titanium base $37,499, as tested $42,329 not including $1,500 destination fee WEB SITE: www.ford.ca

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GREaT EScapE - The 2013 Ford Escape (Titanium model shown) bears the same name as the previous generation but thatπs about all. It features leadingedge technologies and engineering, yet does not scrimp on utility. Jim Robinson photo

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920

OBITUARIES

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Advertise across Advertise across the the Advertise across the Lower Mainland Lower Mainland in in lower mainland in the 18 18 best-read the best-read thecommunity 17 best-read community communityand newspapers newspapers and newspapers. dailies. 53 dailies. ON THE WEB: ON THE WEB:

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

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TIMESHARE

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TRAVEL

Condominium Hotel. 1-2-3 BR Condominiums. 825 - 1850 sq. ft. Convenient Beach Access, Heated Pool/Hot Tub, In-room Washer /Dryer, Flat Screen TV’s, Free Wi-Fi Private Balconies, Daily Housekeeping, Handicapped Rooms Available. Weekly / Monthly Rates. Free Local Calls. Free Local Beach Transportation. Conveniently Located to Shops and Restaurants. www.crystalpalmsbeachresort.com 1-888-360-0037, 11605 Gulf Blvd. Treasure Island FL 33706 HAWAII ON THE MAINLAND, healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “friendliest country on earth�! 1-780-952-0709; www.CanTico.ca.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Help Wanted!!! Make $1000 a week mailing brochures from home! FREE Supplies! Helping HomeWorkers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! www.mailing-ca.com

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 caregiving@plea.bc.ca www.plea.bc.ca

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HELP WANTED

An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

PLUMBING

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

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Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANTS & KITCHEN HELPERS

No Credit Checks!

PSYCHIC READER and advisor. 10 min free by phone for the New Year. Find out about your love, money and future. Not a 900 line. 21+. Call 1888-559-5207.

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

GET 50% OFF - Join Herbal Magic this week and get 50% Off. Lose weight quickly, safely and keep it off, proven results! Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.

EDUCATION

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

www.paintspecial.com Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

LEGAL SERVICES

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

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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HELP WANTED

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HELP WANTED

DRYWALL

2 GUYS-A-MUDDIN, We board & l tape it. Over 20 yrs exp. David 778-317-3065 2guysamuddin.com

ELECTRICAL

Advertising Representative Burnaby NewsLeader New Westminster NewsLeader

• ELECTRICAL • FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • HVAC GAS FITTING *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

604-475-7077

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GARDENING

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Additions, Home Improvements Restorations, Renovations, & New Construction. Specializing in Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. 604-218-3064

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MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $40/hr Licensed & Insured Senior Discount 778-773-3737 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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604-475-7077

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS 188

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

172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS

C & C Electrical Mechanical

Cash same day, local office.

C & C Electrical Mechanical

TRADES, TECHNICAL

• Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

RAS Restaurants Ltd. dba Boston Pizza, North Vancouver is hiring for Food Counter Attendants & Kitchen helpers. Both $10.31/hr for 40 hours/week + ben. Apply by fax 604-984-0455.

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FULL PLUMBING SERVICES

604-537-4140

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Up to $800/wk

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

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$45/Hr

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.

Entry level promoters needed.

PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE.

TRAVEL

MOVING & STORAGE

From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

www.topdogloans.com 604.503.BARK (2275)

NOW HIRING!

EDUCATION

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SIGN UP ONLINE! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

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Local & Long Distance

Borrow against your car!

Brandi, 604-777-2195 CLASS 1 DRIVERS B.C/AB

FINANCIAL SERVICES

AFFORDABLE MOVING

INFORMATION

DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION

COPYRIGHT

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BC CANCER

bcclassified.com reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisment and to retain any answers directed to the bcclassified.com Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisment and box rental.

Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.

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EDUCATION

BECOME AN OPTICIAN IN ONLY 6 MONTHS Optical Dispensing is a high-growth industry with good pay and job security. Train for a “Career With Vision�. START YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!

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The Burnaby NewsLeader & New Westminster NewsLeader are divisions of Black Press Ltd., Canada’s largest independent newspaper company, with more than 180 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing. We are seeking a highly creative individual with an ability to multi-task in a fast paced team environment plus have good interpersonal and sales skills. The successful applicant will have a university or college education or two years of sales experience, preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player and will also be called upon to grow the account list with an aggressive new business growth mandate. There is plenty of advancement opportunities within the company and much room for growth. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary plus commissions coupled with a strong benefit package. Vehicle is required. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to: Jean Hincks, Publisher 7438 Fraser Park Drive Burnaby, BC V5J 5B9 Email: publisher@burnabynewsleader.com publisher@newwestnewsleader.com Deadline for applications is: January 11, 2013

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604.581.0101

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

PETS 477

PETS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560

MISC. FOR SALE

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

TRANSPORTATION 810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969

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 PITBULL puppies. 9 males, 6 females. 6 wks old. White & brown. $350. each obo. 604-300-0807 PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fawn Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 604-302-2357 TOY POODLE. 6 weeks old, black, male. $700. Call 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

BIG BUILDING SALE... “”THIS IS A CLEARANCE SALE. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!”” 20x20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422. www.pioneersteel.ca. GREAT GIFT IDEA!! ChillSpot is The COOLEST Dog Bed-A new and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months. Use promo code COOLGIFT For 10 % off! www.chillspot.biz STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

JUNK REMOVAL

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

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SUNDECKS

ACREAGE

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

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

REAL ESTATE

220.JUNK(5865)

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Recycled Earth Friendly

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 548

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES starting at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331 *NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ 604-484-0379

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MISC. FOR SALE

AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Sine 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; www.bigirondrilling.com. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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DEVELOPMENT LAND WANTED

LOOKING FOR A DEAL ON A NEW VEHICLE? Save up to 40% OFF your next new vehicle... No games or gimmicks, deal direct with local dealerships. www.newcarselloff.com

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

No qr code reader? Text info: 778.786.8271

If you would consider selling your property of 3 Acres or more and want maximum value, send the details to: randyd@portraithomes.ca

There will be no pressure and no obligation, but let’s discuss possibilities.

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DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

TOOLS

RENTALS

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HOUSES FOR SALE

626

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CARS - DOMESTIC

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CREDITORS having claims against the estate of Janet Mae Swinton formerly of apt 407-4250 Fraser St, Vancouver BC V5V 4G2 Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor Jon Evans Suite 1374-111 Lake Louise Dr Lake Louise Alberta T0L 1E0 on or before Jan 24th 2013 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received

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CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 SURREY: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hardwood floors throughout and new roof. $549,000. 604-575-5555.

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KUVASZ-MAREMMA X puppies. 11 wks old. Vet-checked, 1st shots, dewormed. $600. Photos www.facebook.com/RiverstoneQH ; email rstranch@gmail.com.

FURNITURE

BUY & SELL USED STUFF ONLINE, FREE!™ 548

FURNITURE

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FURNITURE

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2010 VENZA: Like new, only 20,000 kms, fully loaded, automatic, 6 cylinder, dvd system. $22,800. 604-575-5555.

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PETS

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

CARS - DOMESTIC

Sell your Home! Sell your Car!

PETS

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

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HOMES WANTED

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

CARS - DOMESTIC

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What’s your New Year’s resolution? How about eating more fruits and veggies?

FACT: By simply

incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet, you can drastically decrease your chances of getting cancer.

Visit our website to find out more information. www.kinsfarmmarket.com/greenfighters

GREENFIGHTERS H E A LT H C H A L L E N G E

Prices effective: January 2nd to January 6th, 2013 Sweet, Juicy & Seedless

Juicy, Flavourful & Seedless

Baby Sugar Mandarins

Korean Mandarins

China Grown

Korea Grown

99¢/lb

Sweet & Juicy

Large Navel Oranges

49¢/lb California Grown

Capilano Mall 20 - 935 Marine Dr. Across from Walmart 604.904.0257

OPEN Same as mall hours

99¢/lb

Seasonal & Fresh

Fresh & Nutritious

Green Beans

Green Zucchini

Mexico Grown

Mexico Grown

99¢/lb

79¢/lb

Lynn Valley Centre

Lonsdale Quay

Park Royal

OPEN Same as mall hours

*FREE 2 HR PARKING* OPEN 9am to 7pm everyday

OPEN 9am to 7pm everyday

122 - 1199 Lynn Valley Rd. Near Save-On-Foods 604.986.1382

123 Carrie Cates Court North-east of First floor 604.988.6969

496 Park Royal South Behind White Spot 604.922.8926

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January 03, 2013 edition of the Outlook West Vancouver

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