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that income that many other municipalities around here — Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Langley and the City of Vancouver — they’re all bringing in that revenue to help stabilize their costs,” Coun. Mike Little said, referring specifically to casinos. “We’ve made a conscientious, and I think a good, TODD COYNE decision at this point and I don’t S Ta f f R e p O RT e R think the will of the community has changed to forgo that.” he North Vancouver District Citing some more macro-level government made public its costs from the District’s 2012 audited 2012 balance books financials, Nixon said the municiMonday. And while there was genpality’s total annual spend of eral agreement among council and $145.7 million in 2012 marks a staff that the District’s financial 46-per-cent increase over 2002. situation is sound today, one counSimilarly, the District’s net taxes cillor, Alan Nixon, sounded the grew by 52 per cent and property alarm about what he called the taxes rose by 47 per cent in the “totally unsustainable” spending same 10-year period, Nixon said. future at DNV hall. For recreation services, the While the 2012 statements don’t 2012 bill of $7.28 million showed offer much in the way of detailed a 49-per-cent spike over 2002. For line-item breakdowns, Nixon trotlibraries, the District spent 27 per ted out some specific comparicent more. And finally, District sons with 2002 numbers to make hall spent $66.6 million on staff an impassioned case for tax and salaries and benefits spending reform. last year; 51 per cent He took aim first at more than a decade compensation for District prior. employees. “These numbers “The number of employbeg the following ees paid over $75,000 in rhetorical ques2011 was 239. In 2002, tions,” Nixon said. that number was 58,” he “Is my quality of life, lamented. as resident in the “Sixty-two employees District, 52 per cent were reported to have been Coun. Nixon better than it was paid in excess of $100,000 in 2002? Are we and in 2011 [and] the 2012 numour region, includbers will soon be out,” he contining the school district, providing ued. “In 2002, that number was that many more services to our eight.” residents and taxpayers in 2012 Of course, inflation has had an in order to justify the 47-per-cent impact on everyone’s real earnincrease in the tax levies since ings over the past decade, but 2002? And are District residents these income hikes far outstrip the 48.6 per cent healthier in 2012 17.8-per-cent rise in Vancouver’s than they were in 2002 as a result consumer price index since 2002, of that increased investment in Nixon argued. recreation services?” “Most of the residents in the The District’s chief administraDistrict of North Vancouver have tive officer, David Stuart, however, seen their incomes drop in real cautioned Nixon against taking terms,” he said, referring to the the municipality’s 2012 finansame 10-year period. cials at face value. He said differ“My research indicates that the ing accounting practices and the average pre-tax earnings of the recent inclusion of costs for major 239 employees referred to — those Metro capital projects, like the earning $75,000 or more — places Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment them in the top 7.5 per cent of all Canadian income earners in 2012.” Plant replacement, keep moving the goal posts for the region’s chief Nixon went on to compare the financial officers. District’s reliance on taxes for the It’s worth noting too that Nixon bulk of its revenue with those U.S. was first elected to DNV council in communities that went broke in 2002, a point that wasn’t lost on recent years because, he said, of the four-term councillor. their governments’ beliefs they “In all of the comments I’ve could “continue to tax until there made, I’ve played a role in the were just no more homes left to decision-making of the past 11 pay those higher taxes, or half years that has led to where we those homes were empty.” The comments sparked some dis- are today,” Nixon said. “But at the same time, I don’t think we can cussion about other potential revcontinue. enue streams and the role of the “The current trend is totally public employees’ union in driving unsustainable by any measure up District labour costs every year. imaginable. Over the coming years Casinos, outdoor advertiswe are going to have to make some ing, mountainside development really tough decisions about how to and large-scale land sales were dramatically control expenditures all mentioned as potential revwhile maintaining a semblance of enue drivers that the District has the quality of life we have come to turned up its nose at in the past. cherish here in the District.” “We’ve made a decision to forgo

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nder overcast skies, Tim Jones stands in an empty skill hill parking lot and explains the potentially deadly scenario to a group of 60 or so emergency responders gathered around him. He’s sporting a toque, green vest and serious expression. It’s a ‘Code Alpha’ — “a response to reported subjects buried by an avalanche.” Over the past 48 hours, 60 centimetres of new snow has fallen at and below the tree-line on an icy crust, making for high-risk conditions. A dozen snowshoers in two groups of six have been hit by an avalanche while on Hollyburn Mountain. It’s 3 p.m. and rescuers only have about two hours of light to conduct their mission. Another storm is coming. One of the snowshoe groups is equipped with avalanche transceivers but the other isn’t. Some are injured, some are buried. Fortunately, this is just a drill. Snow Man 3 is the third annual multi-casualty response exercise put on by North Shore Rescue. Jones, NSR’s veteran leader and drill director, says the purpose of the annual training day is to revalidate NSR’s helicopter flight team and also to test their response plan to such a disaster. The scenario that will be played out today wasn’t chosen arbitrarily. “It’s our firm belief that this is going to happen on the North Shore,” says Jones. “The snowshoeing community has exploded and they are generally illtrained… We have observed large groups of snowshoers and we’ve done calls involving large groups of snowshoers operating in considerable to high avalanche hazard. So we’re actually quite worried.” Jones isn’t concerned about the snowshoers who head up to the local ski hills where snowshoe terrain parks are safely managed, groomed and patrolled.

His concern is for the “exponential number of snowshoers, often in large groups, who are going into provincial parks which are not managed in the winter and going into these backcountry areas not knowing there is an avalanche danger.” Many, he adds, will use summer trail hiking maps and not even realize they’re traversing avalanche terrain. Along with the avalanche concern comes the danger of steep falls. “It’s nowhere near the same trail in the winter because of the snow.” With the spectre of a multi-casualty incident looming, a new wrinkle was added to this year’s Snow Man training drill. Today, NSR will be joined by the AvALANcHE WArNiNg - NSR leader Tim Jones (green vest) has RCAF 442 Squadron and its hulksome last minute instructions prior to Sunday’s three-hour training ing Cormorant rescue helicopter so drill. Justin Beddall photo the two groups can practise working together in a joint air rescue, extraclanche dogs, 12 avalanche victims and lots of equiption and evacuation. ment — the three-hour drill was nearly flawless. During the pre-briefing, Jones, who was winched out “I put it as a nine out of 10,” says Jones. of a precarious mountain spot by the massive military “Our communications worked well, the air-ground bird during a rescue mission in January, warned parcoordination worked well, the ground teams, the actiticipating members about its daunting presence. vation of our plan.” “It’s such a huge powerful machine. You can’t hear Of course, not all of the victims in Sunday’s drill yourself; it’s a great air asset but changes the dynamscenario made it out alive. All six snowshoers with ic when you’re underneath it.” beacons were rescued quickly. But only five of the six Even hovering at 200 feet above, the “downwash” without transceivers were saved. makes it like being in a wind tunnel, Jones explains. “That’s typical of a real situation,” says Jones. “The Several other agencies joined NSR atop Cypress level of survival goes down dramatically after 30 minMountain on Sunday, including police and fire, the utes.” Coroners Service, Metro Vancouver, BC Parks and repAnd that underlines the importance of having the resentatives from North Shore mountains. proper avalanche training and equipment before Despite the number of moving parts in play on heading into the backcountry. Sunday — three helicopters, two ground teams, ava-

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One of the Lower Mainland's largest Youth Week events! Now in its 10th year, this festival is bigger and better than ever. A great line up of activities include a live band showcase, dance performances, a fashion show, photobooth, youth art, plus food booths, a free BBQ, live coverage from 102.7 The Peak, prizes and games. Don't miss the popular skateboard competition and the City's first ever longboard race. To find out about competing or for more event details, check out or

Green Can Program DO YOU RECYCLE YOUR FOOD SCRAPS? Curbside food scraps collection is here! Over the next month, the City will be visiting neighbourhoods receiving curbside collection to provide Green Can resources and answer any questions you may have about the program. Take advantage of the Green Can Program and recycle your food scraps in three easy steps: 1. Collect food scraps in a kitchen container of your choice 2. Empty your kitchen container into your green can or yard trimmings can 3. In the morning on collection day, place the can curbside Get the details at 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604.985.7761 | Fax: 604.985.9417 |

Sunday, May 5 from 10am - 3pm at North Shore Emergency Mgmt Office 147 East 14th Street, North Vancouver Learn about safe food and emergency water supplies, utilities, sanitation, how to respond during an earthquake and what to put in your emergency kit. A free gas shut off wrench for each participant! Register online at

Cemetery Advisory Board CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS City and District residents are invited to volunteer for the North Vancouver Cemetery Advisory Board. The Board advises on policies and activities related to the operation and management of the Cemetery. Applications are available at or by calling 604-988-3296.

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Connecting with you Watch for the District’s Community Report delivered this week to your mailbox. Inside is a glimpse of what has been keeping the District busy and some of our major achievements over the past year: the budget direction dialogue, OCP implementation, sustainability initiatives, infrastructure improvements, new recreational amenities, and more. To view a copy of the Community Report online visit our website, It’s Spring! Our talented gardeners have been hard at work throughout the District. Keep an eye out for their colourful flowerbed displays like this one outside of District Hall.

District News We’re paving Mount Seymour Parkway! Paving on Mount Seymour Parkway, from Mount Seymour Road to Deep Cove Road, is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 6. Please be advised that lane closures are expected on Monday and Tuesday, and detours will be in effect. These closures are necessary to ensure the safety of our workers and timely completion of the project. Please follow all signs and flag person directions. Thank you for your patience as we carry out this important work. For up-to-date information on this project, including daily updates, please visit our website at, follow us on Twitter @NVanDistrict or like us on Facebook at

Stay safe this spring!

With summer-like weather upon us, residents are reminded to exercise caution around backyard pools. An important reminder that District Bylaw #7353 requires that when repairing or constructing a pool you must have a valid building permit. Outdoor pools as well as spas and hot tubs must be enclosed with a fence and self-closing, self-latching gate. In lieu of a fence, spas and hot tubs may have a locking cover to prevent unauthorized access to the water. Each property owner/property occupier is responsible for maintaining the fence, gate and/or locking cover in good working order. For more information on District Bylaw 7353, please contact our Building General Enquiries line at 604990-2480 or email Visit for links to the Health Canada and Red Cross websites for pool safety tips for you and your children.

Project Updates: Grant Connell Tennis Centre Expansion:

The past few weeks have seen lots of work happening behind the scenes and this work is now starting to show on-site. The final supports for the tennis court building are now in place, and the roof and walls will follow soon. Look for the tennis courts, and the Link building which houses the mezzanine viewing area, changing rooms, and a practice court, to start to take shape in early May. The Link building provides the connection between the current courts and the new three court expansion. Check out the Grant Connell Tennis Centre Expansion web page at for up-to-date pictures as construction progresses.

New William Griffin Community Recreation Centre: Thank you to everyone who attended the Lower Lynn Town Centre Open Houses on April 24 and April 27. If you were unable to attend, but would still like to have your say, please visit to review the display boards, presentation material, Lower Lynn Town Centre Draft Implementation Plan and to fill out a Feedback Form. Please submit your comments by May 6, 2013.

Happy Victoria Day! District Hall will be closed on Monday, May 20 for the Victoria Day holiday. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 21.

Stay up-to-date as this project moves forward by visiting our website, reviewing the updates posted at both William Griffin and Delbrook Rec Centres, emailing us at or by calling us at 604-990-2311.

Upcoming Meetings Following is a list of North Vancouver District Council meetings for the upcoming month. Please note that this list is subject to change and new agenda items/meetings may be added or revised during the month. Council Meetings:

Monday, May 6, 7:00p.m. Monday, May 27, 7:00p.m.

Public Hearings:

Tuesday, May 7, 7:00p.m.

Committee of the Whole:

Monday, May 13, 7:00p.m.

The 2013 Council meeting schedule, upcoming meetings, and minutes of past meetings are available online at You can have Council Agendas emailed directly to your inbox. Visit for more info. The Council Agenda is also available for viewing at all District libraries and on the District’s website, or you can call 604-990-2315 for a recorded listing of agenda items. Regular Council meetings are open to the public and are held in the Council Chamber at District Hall, 355 West Queens Rd., and start at 7:00 pm. District of North Vancouver 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4N5 Main Line 604-990-2311


our days after two pressure cooker bombs sent Boston into chaos, MP John Weston stood up in the House of Commons to demand MPs have the right to speak on any topic important to their constituents. “There was a direct attack on freedom,” said Weston, who is MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, referring to the Boston Marathon bombing that had recently killed three people and injured hundreds more. “Here we were standing in our Parliament and I felt I had to weighin on the importance of freedom for our constituents and for our members who represent them, not just now but in the future.” Following demands made by Weston and nine other MPs, Members of Parliament are no longer constrained by prepared caucus lists, which name who will speak in the chamber. The decision, announced by House of Commons speaker Andrew Scheer, means MPs can speak on any topic, regardless of the whip’s or party’s stance. “There’s a balance we have to achieve here between the control of the parties over their members and the freedom of individual members to speak on behalf of their constituents,” Weston, who went to university in Boston and ran in the marathon twice, told The Outlook. The topic of freedom was particularly important to Weston following the Boston bombings because the tragedy struck on Patriots’ Day, a civic holiday in Massachusetts that celebrates the first battles of the American Revolutionary War in the late 1700s. To honour the victims in Boston, Weston organized a march from Parliament to the U.S. embassy that week. “I felt steeped in the importance of freedom, democracy and peace and that it was important to take a stand,” he said. “It was something I felt people of the North Shore would want me to speak on.

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This is a message the District of West Vancouver wants residents to keep in mind as bi-weekly garbage collection begins. The week of April 29 to May 1 marks the first time residential trash won’t be picked up. To help reduce the number of bags left out, food scraps can be put into Green Cans, which are collected every week along with Blue Boxes. So far these recycling programs have helped divert 62 per cent of waste from landfills. By 2015, the district would like this number to rise by eight per cent. Data proves West Vancouverites are well on their way. For the first time, the amount of food waste and yard trimmings picked up has exceeded the amount of garbage collected. “The new data show that West Vancouver is moving closer to its overall diversion goal of 70 per cent; only one year after the Green Can Program began,” said West Van spokesman Jeff McDonald. Forty per cent of household garbage is compostable, according to the District. All food scraps can be put in Green Cans, including dairy and bones, along with food-soiled paper and small amounts of yard trimmings.

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1 The glam girls at the Clinique counter help with skin care tips and techniques at the beauty night soiree. From left: Andrea Greenalgh, Janis Lawrie, Charmaine Martinez and Tannaz Ahmadi. 2 Wearing colourful leis and getting into the spirit of the night are Ashley Durrant, left, Keith Tiede and Michelle Richardson. 3 Sales associate Troy B is Armani all the way. He helped organize the designer event which featured cocktails, special giveaways and demonstrations. 4 The Bay general manager Dave Wilkinson teams up with sales manager Kathryn Wall to put on this evening’s festive event. 5 Spinning beats with the girls over at the Mac cosmetics counter, DJs Ryan Leonard, left, and Dean Turner hit the groove with Leanna Hubert, left, Colleen Barber and Lilia Afsahi. 6 Showing off the best of Estee Lauder, sales rep Janine Fieldgate shows guest Jo Hailstone how to put on this spring’s prettiest shades.




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Meet the candidates With the provincial election fast-approaching, The Outlook profiles all the candidates in the North Shore’s four ridings

North Vancouver-Lonsdale B.C. Liberal: Naomi Yamamoto First elected as MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale in 2009, BC Liberal candidate Naomi Yamamoto has served in government as Minister of Advanced Education, Minister of Yamamoto State for Intergovernmental Relations and currently as Minister of State for Small Business. Locally, she is president and owner of a graphic design group and has worked extensively leading the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Yamamoto told The Outlook the most important issue facing her riding today is keeping life affordable for families. “That means keeping taxes low and creating an environment where British Columbians can raise their families and thrive in a vibrant economy,” Yamamoto said. “We live in a community that has a great balance of business, industry and residents. We are small business and we are big business.”

B.C. Green: Ryan Conroy The Green Party’s Ryan Conroy ran for MLA in the New Democrat stronghold of Vancouver-Hastings in 2009 before moving across the inlet to North Van in 2010. He’s a transit Conroy bus driver with the Coast Mountain Bus Company and a member of the Canadian Autoworkers Local 111. He describes issues of food security and the availability of healthy organics as central to his platform for improving the lives of North Vancouver residents, while limiting the reach of government into peoples’ lives. Conroy stands firmly opposed to any expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline to Burrard Inlet and says investment in green technology is the only way toward a secure energy future. “The biggest issues in North Vancouver-Lonsdale are the Port of Metro Vancouver development, which threatens the livability of the city,” Conroy told The Outlook, adding protecting the B.C. film industry and getting better transit service on the North Shore are also priorities. “Unlike the traditional parties, the Green Party does not believe in party whips and lets me put their needs first,” Conroy continued. “I will be a consultative MLA who listens to Lonsdale residents rather than ramming my party’s policies down their throat. I will be a problem-solver rather than a finger-pointer.”

B.C. NDP: Craig Keating For 12 years Craig Keating has served on City of North Vancouver council, championing issues like affordable housing and childcare. A history instructor at B.C. Conservative: Langara College, this Allan Molyneaux Keating is Keating’s first run at Allan Molyneaux has provincial politics. lived in North Vancou“The most important ver-Lonsdale since 1989, issues facing our community are healthworking as a property apcare, especially for seniors who deserve praiser for BC Assessment respect and dignity, affordable housing, for much of that time. Now protecting our environment, and supporting retired, Molyneaux was the economy with good, family supporting previously employed by the jobs, such as in the film industry,” Keating Molyneaux B.C. government in Dawson told The Outlook this week. “I’m asking for Creek and Prince George. your vote on May 14 so that I can represent In 2001, he left BC Assessthe citizens of North Vancouver-Lonsdale ment to open a private appraisal practice, to support our community with initiatives Molyneaux and Associates. He joined the B.C. such as an increase to the film tax credit to support the industry, improve healthcare for Conservatives in 2011 and has been active on the North Van-Lonsdale constituency associaour seniors, and invest in training to suption’s board of directors. port the workers of tomorrow.” Communist Party of B.C.: Kimball Cariou B.C. Communist Party candidate Kimball Cariou is the editor of the People’s Voice newspaper, a twice-monthly Communist Party publication documenting popular movements against militarism, war, racism and inequality of all stripes. Here at home, Cariou told The Outlook the most critical issues facing North Vancouver today include affordable housing, employment, fair wages and climate change. Cariou “By giving huge tax breaks for the wealthy and the corporations, the Liberal government has starved funding for public education, health care, and social programs,” Cariou said. “In this election, only the Communist Party of BC calls for reversing all the Liberal tax cuts. This would provide $2 billion annually to restore the cuts to public education and health care, to give a 50 per cent increase in social assistance rates, to build thousands of units of low-income housing, and to expand the public transit system.”

North Vancouver-Seymour B.C. Liberal: Jane Thornthwaite For sitting MLA Jane Thornthwaite, the May 14 election is about jobs and the economy. Ensuring that the province’s young people have jobs close to home, investing in local and provincial economic development and keeping personal taxes low are the benchmarks by which she says she measures her and her party’s success. “I have worked for North Vancouver’s residents in my time as a volunteer, school trustee and an MLA,” Thornthwaite told The Outlook. Thornthwaite After serving three years on the North Vancouver school board, Thornthwaite was elected to the Legislature in 2009, serving on the Legislative Review Cabinet Committee, standing committees on children and youth, finance and government and education, among others. “As a life-long North Shore resident, I have first-hand knowledge of our communities and their needs. If I am re-elected, I will continue to be a hard-working, accessible, transparent and accountable MLA.” B.C. NDP: Jim Hanson NDP newcomer Jim Hanson was born and raised in North Vancouver. He attended SFU, UBC law and Oxford, passing the bar of British Columbia in 1985. Today, he’s a founding partner of the HWM law firm in Surrey. He has two high school-age children with his wife, Ruth, a North Shore realtor. Jim’s parents still live on the North Shore. It’s these family values that largely drive his politics. Hanson “I remember the North Vancouver of my childhood. Our children and grandchildren deserve nothing less,” he told The Outlook. “We must find a way to maintain a North Vancouver that is naturally beautiful, while also being economically and fiscally sustainable. We need to offer appropriate skills training and employment opportunities to our youth, and provide adequate care for our seniors.” Environmental stewardship and fiscal prudence are also big political motivators, Hanson said. “My experience as a self-employed lawyer, businessman, husband and father has, I believe, equipped me to make a contribution in government.”     B.C. Conservative: Brian Wilson Owner and operator of Integra Tire Auto Centre in North Vancouver, B.C. Conservative Brian Wilson grew up on the North Shore attending Carson Graham high school. A member of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Brian belongs to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Lynn Valley Lions Club. He has served on directors’ boards for provincial and federal riding associations. Wilson and his wife have four grown children.

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Independent: Jaime Webbe McGill University grad and long-time North Vancouver-Seymour resident Jaime Webbe is pledging to bring accountability to the Legislature as an independent candidate. A former advisor to the U.N. in Washington, D.C and development manager at the World Bank, Webbe has worked for years in the realms of social justice and environmentalism. But here at home, Webbe said the most important issue facing her riding is securing a viable future for all constituents. Webbe “For seniors this means staying in their homes for as long as possible, for young families this means ensuring that their children have an education funded by the province, not by parent fundraisers,” Webbe said. “For disabled persons a secure future means the assurance of their rights, dignity and control over access to services and for youth this means knowing that there will be jobs available in a strong and innovacontinued, PAGE 14 tive economy.”

John Lawson Park playground is now under construction but the park is open for play! Pack a picnic and watch the construction from the new deck. Bring a ball, a kite or some bubbles and play on the grass, or search for treasures on the beach. There's information online on other fun places to go and things to do this summer. Construction should be completed by August 2013. When complete, the new and improved playground will be a significant upgrade, blending natural elements that reflect the setting together with pre-manufactured and custom equipment. It will offer improved accessibility, play opportunities and gathering space for the young and young-at-heart. Funding for this project is provided by: The Government of Canada | Independent School Society of West Vancouver | Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities | The District of West Vancouver For more information call 604-925-PARK (7275) or vis it westvancouver.c a/j l p.

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The rock-metal band was formed at Carson Graham secondary by Devon Webber (guitar, lead vocals), Adam Likness (drums, percussion), Aydn Graham (guitar) and Ali Nobari (bass). Inspired by Iron Maiden, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, the group’s music ranges from hard rock to psychedelic rock to metal. After receiving many online votes, the group performed live this weekend at the Electric Owl in Vancouver for their third-place finish in Youthink’s B.C.’s Best Teen Band Contest. “When we play our show, people are mak-

ing investments into our music so our goal is to put out a good product for them to enjoy,” Nobari told Youthink just before the final vote. “When we play live, first they get to hear our music, and then they can see it the way we intended. “That’s one of the big reasons that playing live shows is really exciting for us, because we can visually entertain as well.” While the teens are currently pursuing different paths (Graham goes to SFU, Webber is at Cap U, Nobari is away at UVic and Likness is working in the Lower Mainland), they are determined to keep the band together. For now, they practice in the garage at the back of Graham’s parent’s house. After winning the contest, The Flying Fishmongers walked away with $750 for artist development, gift certificates from Long & McQuade and the chance to record a single with Garth Richardson at Nimbus Recording Studio. The Racket, a folks-blues-rock trio from South Hazleton won first place and DaniElle, a country solo artist from Pitt Meadows, came in second.

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don’t think it’s a coincidence that the sun has been shining since I tasted the new releases from British Columbia’s JoieFarm winery — that annual tasting is always the first sign of spring in my world. Owned and operated by former Vancouverites Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn (with Robert Thielicke assisting in both the vineyards and winery), JoieFarm has been a critical and commercial darling around town for nine years now. Not only do the wines offer fantastic value and express the Okanagan’s sunny, mineral-rich “terroir” with crisp acidity and grace, but the whole line-up pairs well with the way we eat in this part of the world, from seafood and vegetable-centric dishes, to Asian cuisines and more. The 2012 vintage is now in the books as an excellent one overall in B.C., and JoieFarm’s wines share that long, bright summer just in time for this year’s warmer weather. All of the wines here can be ordered direct from the winery ( at the prices below, but tack on couple bucks when ping in local stores.

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JoieFarm 2012 Un-Oaked Chardonnay | $22.90

There’s a nice weight to this year’s edition, perhaps a wee bit heavier than those in the past. This isn’t a negative thing; it just adds a richness that will make the wine stand up to bolder flavours such as barbecued chicken, South Indian curries and more. Preserved lemon and mandarin orange with a few flecks of basil and sage.

JoieFarm 2012 A Noble Blend | $23.90

This is Heidi and Mike’s flagship wine, and aromatic blend of Alsatian varietals including riesling, gewürztraminer, pinot blanc and more. The ultra-fragrant nose is ridiculously pretty, with lychee, rose petal and perfumed citrus. On the palate, a bunch of kiwi and guava come tumbling in with a little splash of lemonade at the end. There’s a bit more richness in this year’s Noble Blend too, which makes it perfect for spicy Korean and Thai dishes.

JoieFarm 2012 Riesling | $22.90

Whenever I’m teaching a beginner’s wine seminar, I always like to clarify that the wines we’re talking about are made from 100 per cent grapes, that when we say a wine has notes of “peaches” or ‘“lime,” those fruits are not actually in the wine. It’s just that we’re talking about flavour characteristics that the particular grape carries. I bring this up now because there are so many ripe, juicy pears in this wine that you might think they’re an ingredient! This is certainly a dry and crisp Riesling, but we’re talking the most juicy and charming of Bosc, Bartlett and Asian pears around. Lovely.

JoieFarm 2012 Rosé | $20.90

It wouldn’t be summer in Vancouver unless copious amounts of JoieFarm Rosé were being enjoyed throughout the day and every day across the city. This year’s version is composed mainly of pinot noir and gamay, and don’t let that super-sweet strawberry shortcake nose fool you; sip after sip, it’s as refreshing, dry and crisp as you’re hoping for. An Okanagan harvest of plums, cherries, blackberries and peaches. Pairs with almost anything, particularly fish and poultry. Word to the wise: always keep a back-up bottle in the fridge, those opportunities come quite often on hot days.

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North Vancouver barbecue master Justin Kyllo and his Smoke & Bones team will be firing up the grill for the Fraser Valley’s first-ever Rib Fest, which is part of the second annual Cloverdale Cowboy Cookoff that takes place later this month. Kyllo will have some stiff competition at the slowcook showdown though. This year he will be cooking against his daughter Jessica’s Smokin Babes team (at right) and Prairie Smoke and Spice from Regina, which won the Cowboy Cookoff last year. The Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair takes place May 17-20. For barbecue competition dates and times, go to

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Looking for some exotic olives? West Vancouver’s Dundarave Olive Company offers a unique selection of stuffed, marinated and brined olives, olive oils, bread, dippers/vinaigrettes, black olive jam and spice rubs – all made locally. Dundarave Olive Company is located at 2454 Dundarave Lane. The products are also available at Whole Foods in West Vancouver, PriceSmart Capilano, Super Valu in Deep Cove, SaveOn-Foods North Vancouver Park & Tilford, Puccinis Deli on Lonsdale, Windsor Meats (North and West Vancouver) and Sebastian & Co. in West Van. For more info go to Do you have some tidbits from the North Shore food scene? Email newsroom@


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West Vancouver-Capilano B.C. Liberal: Ralph Sultan Elected to represent West Vancouver-Capilano in 2001, 2005 and 2009, Ralph Sultan has served on the Government Caucus Committee for the Economy and the Legislature’s Public Accounts Committee. He is also the caucus liaison for the Ministry of Finance, the Minister of State for Seniors and is a member of the Cabinet Committee on Families First. “One of the biggest issues is whether or not B.C. will have a government which fosters economic Sultan growth and improves health care and education, while maintaining financial discipline,” Sultan told The Outlook. “Top priorities for West Vancouver-Capilano are low taxes, strong seniors’ services and respect for the quality of our environment.” Sultan said his private sector experience, economic knowledge and time in the Legislature and cabinet have prepared him for this.

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B.C. Conservative: David Jones Owner of a design/build firm that focuses primarily on commercial projects, David Jones has worked with the West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast Conservative Association for 17 years as volunteer and director. He has assisted candidates and campaign managers in five federal elections in this riding. “A strong, stable economy that allows the Province to operate without increasing debt and still provide services that all British Columbians Jones can count on,” Jones told The Outlook when asked about his riding’s most important issue. “The B.C. Liberals and NDP do not seem to have these issues on their radar.” The B.C. Conservatives, he said, have tabled a balanced budget starting 2012-13 and for the next three years after. “The liquidations of your/ B.C.’s assets, BC Hydro phantom income and resource windfalls are not included in these budgets,” he added.


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wo years since the District of North Vancouver signed its development-defining official community plan, the first neighbourhood to get the green light to begin its transformation into an official village centre is Lower Capilano. The neighbourhood, near the foot of the Lions Gate Bridge, is bisected by Capilano Road on the north side of Marine Drive. That means it’s one of the heaviest commuter-traffic communities on the North Shore, a reality its new village-centre designation won’t eliminate but try to do smarter. District council unanimously approved the Lower Capilano Marine Village Centre Plan on Monday, which will bring a village square, new park space, 100,00 square feet of new commercial-office space, pedestrian walkways, community amenities and about 1,200 new housing units to the neighbourhood over the next 20 years. Neighbourhood resident and Capilano Gateway Association chair Doug Curran was instrumental in organizing the community around the village-centre plan. He told The Outlook on Tuesday he’s just relieved to see that change is officially afoot. “Obviously, I’m very pleased the implementation plan was approved unanimously by council,” Curran said. “I’ve had a lot of people who when we began this were in opposition to everything we were trying to do, who have since come on board with the changes.” Most of those changes will happen in the heart Coun. Lisa Muri of the village centre, between Marine Drive, Belle Isle Place, Fullerton Avenue and Capilano Road. “We will see significant amenities delivered through the development process,” said the District’s manager of sustainable community development, Susan Haid. “There will be refinements from time to time. The design guidelines for the village centre are near completion and would be added to the OCP as an amendment and go through public process subsequently.” Promoting alternative transportation modes like walking, biking and transit will also be a big part of the village centre revitalization plan over the coming years as today very few trips are made in the area outside of cars, due to the neighbourhood’s thoroughfare-oriented infrastructure. In a worst-case study of additional car traffic likely to be brought about by the new Lower Capilano development, district staff predict about 10 new vehicle trips per minute travelling through the area. “We’ve heard from our traffic consultant that there’s nothing we can do with a lot of those traffic concerns regardless of what happens in Lower Cap because of the concerns of the Lions Gate Bridge,” Coun. Alan Nixon said. “This is not all going to happen, thankfully, in the next two to three

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o critics, the BC Liberals’ decade-plus in power has left a legacy of cuts to the court system and citizens waiting longer for justice, if they get it at all. Two dozen smaller courthouses were closed down in 2002. And by 2010, persistent budget restraint was causing long delays in getting cases to trial, prompting the B.C. Provincial Court to issue a “Justice Delayed” report that warned more than 2,000 criminal cases were at risk of being tossed out. Despite some more judges being appointed, provincial courts run with 12 fewer judges today than in 2005. Each year, dozens of accused criminals walk free because they can’t be tried fast enough. “The problem hasn’t gone away,” said Samiran Lakshman, president of the B.C. Crown Counsel Association. “The serious lack of investment is still wreaking havoc in our justice system.” A key source of inefficiency is too many people try to represent themselves in court – often in family law hearings – forcing provincial court judges to spend extra time on those matters, and often less on criminal ones. That should be no surprise, says NDP justice critic Leonard Krog, after the province chopped legal aid funding by 40 per cent. “What that did is cripple access to justice for the poor and vulnerable,” Krog said, adding it worsened delays because more people were left without legal advice to “stumble around in an arena where they’re simply not trained or able to fight.” An independent review two years ago recommended more legal aid funding. The NDP would modestly boost legal aid funding – from $70 million now to $80 million within three years. Krog said more than that is needed but can’t yet be promised, given budget constraints. Justice Minister Shirley Bond said the justice budget did rise slightly this year to $1.14 billion, including a

small increase in legal aid funding. “To suggest that by simply adding a judge or a few dollars here or there we’re going to solve the foundational problems I think is short-sighted,” Bond said in an interview. Bond contends progress has been made in reducing congestion and the worst delays in the system have eased. There were more than 100 criminal cases stayed by judges in 2011 due to excessive delay, she noted, but that number dropped to 66 last year. Nine new judges have been appointed recently and part of their time is dedicated to reducing the backlog. The province has been on a search for deep reforms since an independent review concluded a “culture of delay” is entrenched in the system. The Liberals would look for ways to increase court resources when possible and if necessary, she said, but the emphasis will be on spending smarter, not spending more. “We have fewer cases going to court rooms today yet they’re taking longer,” Bond said, adding the crime rate is at the lowest level in nearly four decades. Bond has unveiled a plan for a Justice and Public Safety Council to better oversee the courts and recommend ways to improve performance, with help from specialty advisory boards. But B.C.’s main success so far in relieving pressure has been the move to roadside impaired driving penalties, which result in instant policeadministered penalties and far fewer drunk driving cases going to court. The Liberals propose to also move traffic ticket disputes out of courtrooms to administrative tribunals. Crown prosecutors say that while the number of impaired charges has gone down, police are using the time they save on those complex investigations to crack other crimes, bringing more cases of other 604.980.0607 types before the courts. Lakshman said pervasive delays continue, especially in the worst courthouses, such as Surrey. He said delays resulted in charges recently being stayed Dr. A.C. Mahdaviani against two police officers in Dr. Karen Mudry Surrey accused of assaulting a • Comprehensive Eye Health and senior. Vision Examinations “These are the types of cases • Quality Glasses and Contacts the community demands be tried on their merits – not be • Laser Surgery Co-management defeated by a system that sim-

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There have been repeated demands over the years for a regional police force to unify the patchwork of municipal and RCMP forces in the Lower Mainland. The latest has come from Missing Women Commissioner Wally Oppal, who concluded last year serial killer Robert Pickton might have been caught sooner had a regional force been in place to better coordinate the disjointed response to vanishing sex trade workers. But there’s little sign B.C.’s next provincial government will act decisively. The NDP platform is entirely silent on the topic and justice critic Leonard Krog has said he would likely not pursue regional policing without broad support from local cities, most of which are opposed. The BC Liberals’ platform pledges to work with police departments and communities in Metro Vancouver and the Capital Regional District to see if a regional policing system can better meet local needs while being affordable to taxpayers. But Justice Minister Shirley Bond is also cautious on the concept, promising only a formal discussion of it. “There are mixed views on whether a regionalized police force actually solves the problem,” she said, noting B.C.’s integrated policing teams already provide highly regionalized service where justified but more may be possible. The B.C. Green party promises to establish a “provincial police service” but its platform provides no details. Several Metro Vancouver cities, some dissatisfied with the outcome of last year’s RCMP contract signing, are investigating their own options to merge police forces on a more limited basis.

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MAY 2013

GENERAL ELECTION Get ready to vote. In the 40 th Provincial General Election, British Columbia’s voters will vote for their Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. BC Has More Ways to Vote All voters can:

Identification Rules for Voting Voters must prove their identity and current residential address to get a ballot or register to vote at the time of voting. Any one of the following pieces of identification is acceptable: • • • •

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Or, contact your district electoral office. Hours of operation Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The following persons have been nominated as candidates for North Vancouver-Lonsdale for the 40th Provincial General Election.

North Vancouver-Lonsdale Electoral District Candidate’s Name:

Financial Agent:

Official Agent:

Kimball Cariou Communist Party of BC

Kimball Cariou 706 Clark Dr, Vancouver, BC, V5L 3J1

Gabriel Au 706 Clark Dr, Vancouver, BC, V5L 3J1

Ryan Conroy Green Party of BC

Rian O Maol Chonaire 301 Sasamat Lane, North Vancouver, BC, V7G 2S4

Carra-Lynn Hodgson British Columbia Party

Gordon Milne 882 Citadel Dr, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 5Y1

Craig Keating BC NDP

Lisa Stuible 1404 Mill St, North Vancouver, BC, V7K 1V4

Allan John Molyneaux BC Conservative Party

Gregory Shannan 309-999 Berkley Rd, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 1Y3

Laurence Watt Libertarian

Laurence Watt 1266 Bracknell Pl, North Vancouver, BC, V7R 1V5

Naomi Yamamoto BC Liberal Party

Richard Buchols 4065 Brockton Cres, North Vancouver, BC, V7G 1E5

General Voting Places:

Advance Voting Places:

District Electoral Offices: 104-267 W Esplanade North Vancouver, BC (604) 981-0166

Ann MacDonald Studio-Presentation House 333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver, BC

Kiwanis Towers 170 W 2nd St, North Vancouver, BC

Seylynn Comm Rec Centre 625 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver, BC

Holy Trinity Catholic Church 2725 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC

Brooksbank Elem School 980 E 13th St, North Vancouver, BC

Larson Elem School 2605 Larson Rd, North Vancouver, BC

St. Agnes Anglican Church 530 E 12th St, North Vancouver, BC

North Shore Neighbourhood House 225 E 2nd St, North Vancouver, BC

Carson Graham Sec School 2145 Jones Ave, North Vancouver, BC

Lucas Centre for Cont Educ 2132 Hamilton Ave, North Vancouver, BC

St. Andrew’s United Church 1044 St Georges Ave, North Vancouver, BC

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church 220 W 8th St, North Vancouver, BC

Chief Joe Mathias Centre 100 Capilano Rd, West Vancouver, BC

Norgate Comm Elem School 1295 Sowden St, North Vancouver, BC

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church 220 W 8th St, North Vancouver, BC

Eastview Elem School 1801 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver, BC

North Shore Neighbourhood House 225 E 2nd St, North Vancouver, BC

St. Thomas Aquinas High School 541 W Keith Rd, North Vancouver, BC

Harry Jerome Comm Rec Centre 123 E 23rd St, North Vancouver, BC

Queen Mary Elem School at Cloverley Site 440 Hendry Ave, North Vancouver, BC

Sutherland Sec School 1860 Sutherland Ave, North Vancouver, BC

Holy Trinity Catholic Church 2725 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC

Ridgeway Elem School 420 E 8th St, North Vancouver, BC

Westview Elem School 641 W 17th St, North Vancouver, BC

John Braithwaite Comm Centre 145 W 1st St, North Vancouver, BC

Royal Canadian Legion 118 123 W 15th St, North Vancouver, BC / 1 - 8 0 0 - 6 6 1 - 8 6 8 3

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MAY 2013

GENERAL ELECTION The following persons have been nominated as candidates for North Vancouver-Seymour for the 40th Provincial General Election.

North Vancouver-Seymour Electoral District Candidate’s Name:

Financial Agent:

Official Agent:

Jim Hanson BC NDP

Sarah Silvester 307-256 2nd Ave E, Vancouver, BC, V5T 0A7

Steve Stringfellow 2125 Hill Dr, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 2N1

Daniel Scott Smith Green Party of BC

Gregory Cross 4219 Goodchild St, Abbotsford, BC, V3G 1L5

Victoria Cross 601-2310 2nd Ave W, Vancouver, BC, V6K 1J1

Jane Thornthwaite BC Liberal Party

Christopher Doll 815 Ruckle Crt, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 2P6

Jaime Alexandra Webbe Independent

Jaime Webbe 320 Sasamat Lane, North Vancouver, BC, V7G 2S4

Brian R. Wilson BC Conservative Party

Gregory Shannan 823 3rd St W, North Vancouver, BC, V7P 3K7

General Voting Places:

Gregory Shannan 823 3rd St W, North Vancouver, BC, V7P 3K7

Advance Voting Places:

District Electoral Offices: 126-1133 Mt Seymour Rd North Vancouver, BC (604) 903-4480

Argyle Sec School 1131 Frederick Rd, North Vancouver, BC

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School 420 Seymour River Pl, North Vancouver, BC

Ron Andrews Rec Centre 931 Lytton St, North Vancouver, BC

Karen Magnussen Comm Rec Centre 2300 Kirkstone Rd, North Vancouver, BC

Blueridge Elem School 2650 Bronte Dr, North Vancouver, BC

Kiwanis Lynn Manor 2555 Whiteley Crt, North Vancouver, BC

Ross Road Elem School 2875 Bushnell Pl, North Vancouver, BC

North Lonsdale United Church 3380 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC

Boundary Elem School 750 E 26th St, North Vancouver, BC

Lynn Valley Rec Centre 3590 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver, BC

Seycove Sec School 1204 Caledonia Ave, North Vancouver, BC

Parkgate Comm Centre 3625 Banff Crt, North Vancouver, BC

Carisbrooke Elem School 510 E Carisbrooke Rd, North Vancouver, BC

Mt. Seymour United Church 1200 Parkgate Ave, North Vancouver, BC

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Comm Centre 3010 Sleil-Waututh Rd, North Vancouver, BC

Cove Cliff Elem School 1818 Banbury Rd, North Vancouver, BC

North Lonsdale United Church 3380 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC

Upper Lynn Elem School 1540 Coleman St, North Vancouver, BC

Holiday Inn Hotel 700 Old Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver, BC

Parkgate Comm Centre 3625 Banff Crt, North Vancouver, BC

The following persons have been nominated as candidates for West Vancouver-Capilano for the 40th Provincial General Election.

West Vancouver-Capilano Electoral District Candidate’s Name:

Financial Agent:

Official Agent:

Tunya Audain Libertarian

Tunya Audain 2267 Kings Ave, West Vancouver, BC, V7V 2C1

David Jones BC Conservative Party

M. Frances Jones PO Box 91525, West Vancouver, BC, V7V 3P2

Michael Markwick Independent

Timothy Lack PO Box 91766, West Vancouver, BC, V7V 4S1

Terry Platt BC NDP

Carolyn Coutts 5659 Westhaven Rd, West Vancouver, BC, V7W 1T7

Ralph Sultan BC Liberal Party

Craig Thomas 300-576 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3K1

General Voting Places:

Timothy Lack PO Box 91766, West Vancouver, BC, V7V 4S1

Craig Thomas 300-576 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3K1

Advance Voting Places:

District Electoral Offices: 701 Park Royal North West Vancouver, BC (604) 981-0165

Braemar Elem School 3600 Mahon Ave, North Vancouver, BC

Highlands Elem School 3150 Colwood Dr, North Vancouver, BC

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60 580 18th St, West Vancouver, BC

Delbrook Comm Centre-North Bldg 600 W Queens Rd, North Vancouver, BC

Canyon Heights Elem School 4501 Highland Blvd, North Vancouver, BC

Hollyburn Elem School 1329 Duchess Ave, West Vancouver, BC

Sentinel Sec School 1250 Chartwell Dr, West Vancouver, BC

St. David’s United Church 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver, BC

Capilano Elem School 1230 W 20th St, North Vancouver, BC

Irwin Park Elem School 2455 Haywood Ave, West Vancouver, BC

St. David’s United Church 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver, BC

West Vancouver Sr Activity Centre 695 21st St, West Vancouver, BC

Cleveland Elem School 1255 Eldon Rd, North Vancouver, BC

Montroyal Elem School 5310 Sonora Dr, North Vancouver, BC

West Vanc Sec School-South Campus 1735 Inglewood Ave, West Vancouver, BC

Collingwood Elem School 2605 Wentworth Ave, West Vancouver, BC

Mountainside Sec School 3365 Mahon Ave, North Vancouver, BC

Woodcroft-Capilano Tower 2024 Fullerton Ave, North Vancouver, BC

Ecole Cedardale Elem School 595 Burley Dr, West Vancouver, BC

Pauline Johnson Elem School 1150 22nd St, West Vancouver, BC

Handsworth Sec School 1044 Edgewood Rd, North Vancouver, BC

Ridgeview Elem School 1250 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver, BC / 1 - 8 0 0 - 6 6 1 - 8 6 8 3

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Crosswalk sting nets scores of drivers The West Vancouver Police Department wrapped up its vulnerable road user awareness month last week with an undercover operation targeting a Dundarave walkway TODD COYNE S Ta f f R e p O RT e R


istracted drivers and scofflaw cyclists beware! That stooped-over citizen halfway through the crosswalk you just blew through might be one of West Vancouver’s finest. Dozens and dozens of inattentive commuters learned that lesson the expensive way last month — and learned a thing or two about pedestrian safety to boot. Before wrapping its Vulnerable Road Users Awareness Month on Tuesday, the West Van Police Department let The Outlook in on one of its crosswalk sting campaigns on Marine Drive in Dundarave. There, in the span of about half an hour, more than a dozen motorists and a cyclist were each handed $167 fines for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The pedestrian was Const. Jamie Bartlett, a traffic cop wearing a heavy brown coat and ball cap on over his flak jacket and two-way radio earpiece. Up and down Marine in

either direction were Bartlett’s uniformed colleagues, semiobscured by the traffic island greenery. And they had constant company. Rarely were there fewer than two to three drivers at a time getting written up for cutting off the cop midway through the pedestrian walkway. And, as always, the traffic section was also on the lookout for cellphone users behind the wheel. Those phone calls also cost several drivers $167 on Friday. “We’re fully into spring, heading into summer and there are more pedestrians out, more cyclists out and more motorcyclists out, and that increases the concern about vulnerable road users,” said WVPD spokesman Jeff Palmer at the scene. “They’re vulnerable because they’re using the road in a way that, say if you’re in a car or a bus, you’ve got a lot of metal around you, you got seat belts and airbags and protective stuff — motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians simply don’t have all that protective equipment.”

TICKET TO RIDE - Above, Cpl. Grant Gottgetreu with the WVPD traffic section keeps watch over Marine Drive last week. Left, Const. Jamie Bartlett of the WVPD traffic section goes undercover as a pedestrian to catch drivers who speed through occupied crosswalks.

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MAY 2013

GENERAL ELECTION The following persons have been nominated as candidates for West Vancouver-Sea to Sky for the 40th Provincial General Election.

West Vancouver-Sea to Sky Electoral District Candidate’s Name:

Financial Agent:

Jon Johnson Independent

Jon Johnson 2-1225 Keith Rd E, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 1J3

Official Agent:

Ian McLeod BC Conservative Party

Ryan Warawa 103-1030 Robson St, Vancouver, BC, V6E 1A7

Ryan Warawa 103-1030 Robson St, Vancouver, BC, V6E 1A7

Ana Santos BC NDP

Sally Nichol PO Box 5832 Stn Main, Squamish, BC, V8B 0C2

Sally Nichol PO Box 5832 Stn Main, Squamish, BC, V8B 0C2

Jordan Sturdy BC Liberal Party

Nathan Geiger 2-1076 Denman St, Vancouver, BC, V6G 2M8

Lisa Ames 1888 Sea To Sky Hwy PO Box 165, Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0

Richard Warrington Green Party of BC

Richard Warrington 6421 Douglas St, West Vancouver, BC, V7W 2G3

General Voting Places:

Advance Voting Places:

District Electoral Offices: 38192 Cleveland Ave Squamish, BC (604) 815-2030

Bowen Island Comm School 1041 Mt Gardner Rd, Bowen Island, BC

Gleneagles Comm Centre 6262 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC

Telus Whistler Conf Centre 4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC

Brennan Park Rec Centre 1009 Centennial Way, Squamish, BC

Brennan Park Rec Centre 1009 Centennial Way, Squamish, BC

Lions Bay Comm Hall 400 Centre Rd, Lions Bay, BC

Ts-Zil Learning Centre 367 Ir 10 Rd, Mount Currie, BC

Gleneagles Comm Centre 6262 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC

Caulfield Elem School 4685 Keith Rd, West Vancouver, BC

N’Quatqua Comm Hall 21 Lakeshore Dr, D’Arcy, BC

West Bay Elem School 3175 Thompson Pl, West Vancouver, BC

Pemberton Comm Centre 7390 Cottonwood St, Pemberton, BC

Cypress Park Primary School 4355 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC

Pemberton Comm Centre 7390 Cottonwood St, Pemberton, BC / 1 - 8 0 0 - 6 6 1 - 8 6 8 3

5775 Marine Dr West Vancouver, BC (604) 923-1110

Telus Whistler Conf Centre 4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC

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1. GanG members likely to die before aGe 30: In B.C., if you are 30, a male and have a violent criminal past, your probability of becoming a victim of a gang-related murder increases substantially. 2. GanG numbers have increased: In 1980, law enforcement listed just a handful of gangs and organized crime groups. Today, that number is closer to 188. 3. GanGs and orGanized crime Groups are evolvinG: In the late 1990s – 2000s multi-ethnic gangs were common. Today, new business alliances are forming and groups that were in conflict are now working together.

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A 46-year-old woman stands charged with impaired driving after she crashed into a fully marked police vehicle in North Vancouver Friday morning. At approximately 2:30 a.m., the RCMP vehicle was heading westbound on East 13th Street in North Vancouver. While proceeding on a green light through the intersection at Lonsdale Avenue, an eastbound Pontiac Sunfire made what police called an unsafe left turn in front of the RCMP vehicle, ending in a crash. Crediting deployment of the vehicles airbags, the lone driver of the Pontiac Sunfire was not seriously

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injured, police said. The Chilliwack woman was subsequently charged with impaired driving and with refusing to supply breath samples. The police officer was not injured in the collision which resulted in over $8,000 damage to both vehicles. “Our officers are driving on the streets of North Vancouver 24 hours a day,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, spokesperson for the North Vancouver RCMP. “This is a sober reminder for all motorists that even police officers can become a victim of someone’s poor choice to drink and drive.” -The Outlook

With the May 14th election just weeks away, the push will be on by all parties to articulate their platforms and get their supporters out to vote. In North Vancouver we have three MLAs in the ridings of West VancouverCapilano, North Vancouver-Lonsdale and North Vancouver-Seymour.

years,” he said, adding some changes will take as long as seven years to reach fruition. Coun. Lisa Muri said that while she initially struggled to get onside with changes of this order during the official community plan process, she feels she has now “evolved from my initial opposition to development.” The Maplewood neighbourhood is poised to be the next to gain approval of its village-centre plan, as are the two larger “town centres” of Lynn Valley and Lower Lynn. “Not everybody is, or will be, happy with the direction we’ve taken,” Mayor Richard Walton said. “[But] there’ll be ample opportunity every time a piece of property is going to be zoned or developed; there’ll be public hearings, and opportunity after opportunity after opportunity. These are living documents. This is like a roadmap and roadmaps are changed all the time.”

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cases, such as the discovery of an audacious crossborder drug-smuggling tunnel in Aldergrove and the unraveling of a massive international moneylaundering ring. The CFSEU is now out to capture a bigger pubMarcus Mosely Chorale JEFF NAGEL lic profile with the pubspecial guests Black PrEss lication of its first-ever The Sojourners Community Report. .C.’s anti-gang The report can be read police unit is takonline at bc-anti-gang. ing a step out of Friday, May 3, 8 pm com. the shadows and into the Mount Seymour United Sgt. Lindsey spotlight. 1200 Parkgate Avenue, Houghton said the The North Vancouver aim is to make Combined more people aware Forces Special of the CFSEU and Enforcement Tickets available online at: what it does. Unit (CFSEU) The initiative is the inteor call 778 340 1818 comes as the antigrated team of $25/adult $20/seniors & students gang force chalks 400 officers and 10 seniors/students $180 up a major win civilians from Group Rates: 10 adults $220 – the arrest in 14 different 10 Seniors/students $180 February of three agencies, includ- Sgt. Houghton men in the murder ing RCMP and Marcus Mosely of notorious gangmunicipal police Artistic Director ster Jonathan Bacon, who forces, that disrupt and was shot with four assosuppress organized crime Lonnie Delisle, Bill Sample ciates in 2011 outside a around the province. Musical Directors Kelowna casino. Their “Some people never tions have cracked big thought that day would ever come,” Houghton said. “Or that the police would ever take something like that seriously. Voting is That was one of the ON NOW! watershed moments in the history of Kelowna.” Houghton said the report pulls together a broader picture of the CFSEU’s work than people see in daily news VOTING HAS ALREADY STARTED! media coverage. “It seems like every Register now to VOTE for the best entry couple of weeks or month we’ve got an interesting in our “Colour Your Mom” contest. story to tell and this was SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS. one way for us to tell it,” he said. We have asked our readers to vote for their favourite. Based on The report includes the top number of votes, we will choose two winners – one from stories of officers trackNorth Vancouver and one from West Vancouver. ing members of the Dhak/ TO VOTE visit Duhre crime group who make up one side of the The two winning entries will be featured on the front ongoing bloody gang conpage of our May 9th editions – just in time flict in B.C. And it also releases for Mother’s Day! intriguing findings on VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE NOW! who is most likely to end up a victim of the gang violence that occasionally erupts in B.C. CFSEU researchers found the vast majority of gang-related murder victims over a four-year period had previous drug charges or convictions, and often violent criminal pasts. Most were gang members, not just associates or minor players in the drug trade, and a few were girlfriends or an innocent victim, like a man who



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was shot in Burnaby after picking up a Bacon brother vehicle to install a car stereo in it. B.C. gang-related killings peaked at 36 in 2009 before dropping to 18 last year. Victims are overwhelmingly men and their average age is 30, according to CFSEU stats. Three-quarters of bodies are found near the victims’ homes or vehicles. Most (85 per cent) were shot, but eight per cent were viciously beaten, six per cent were stabbed and one victim was burned to death. Also included are key risk factors for ending up in a gang and tips for parents on spotting potential signs of gang involvement. Carrying multiple cellphones, having unexplained cash and making

frequent brief trips out of the home are among the red flags. The report details how police try to keep gangsters out of bars and restaurants to keep them from recruiting new blood, as well as to prevent gang violence. This month the CFSEU said it will publicly identify suspected gangsters where possible as a new tactic to make it more difficult for organized crime to operate. After a gang-related shooting outside a gym in South Surrey, senior officers are also pledging backup for businesses that make gangsters feel unwelcome in their premises. For more on the CFSEU, check out their website at

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etro Vancouver may cut costs by turning some of its regional parks over to local municipalities to stop inefficiently duplicating their efforts. The regional district is embarking on a wide-ranging service review of its regional parks system that will report back with a draft report by summer and final recommendations by fall. Regional directors increasingly question Metro’s role at some parks, saying it makes little sense for regional district and municipal parks crews to work in close proximity. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts said Surrey crews could probably easily take over the maintenance of Tynehead Regional Park in the midst of her city. In some parts of North Vancouver, where regional, provincial and municipal parks abut each other, three separate sets of workers and managers are responsible. “It just doesn’t make sense to have three different land agencies monitoring the same trail within 300 metres,” North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton said at an April 18 Metro committee. Also to be probed is why Metro still runs regional parks like Sumas Mountain and Matsqui Trail in the Abbotsford area, even though that city is in the separate Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD). “They’re grown up now, they’re a big city,” Delta Mayor Lois Jackson said of Abbotsford. “I wonder if the same reasoning applies now.” Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie also questioned whether Metro’s responsibility for regional parks east of its borders also leaves it on the hook for buying more parkland there. Directors suggested the FVRD might take on the Metro parks there. Metro needs to either find more revenue or cut costs to free up millions of dollars

it estimates are needed to upgrade aging facilities and infrastructure at existing parks, as well as bankroll an ambitious program of acquiring more parkland. Regional planners want to add 5,500 hectares of land to the park system at an estimated cost of $1.1 billion over 30 years. Tremendous investment is also needed to make the proposed Experience the Fraser trail network a reality instead of mainly a plan on paper. Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said he wants a “real hard look” at the role Metro plays in running parks and whether it makes more sense for local cities to take them on. He noted Metro couldn’t afford to dredge Burnaby Lake Regional Park so his city had to cover the cost. “If you can’t service a park, you can’t invest in a park, why would you keep acquiring parks?” Corrigan asked. The review will examine the parks function’s relevance and look at potential different operating models. Parks deemed regionally or ecologically significant are unlikely to be offloaded. Corrigan was skeptical as to whether Metro staff will deliver “dispassionate” findings that might result in them losing jurisdiction over some parks. Metro has more than 14,500 hectares of parkland in 22 regional parks, five greenways, two ecological conservancy areas and four regional reserves. Lynn Headwaters, Belcarra, Pacific Spirit, Campbell Valley, Colony Farm and Surrey Bend are among the larger Metro regional parks.

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B.C. Conservative leader takes step toward pot reform Marijuana users shouldn’t be criminals, Cummins says JEFF NAGEL Black PrEss


.C. Conservative Party leader John Cummins spoke out in support of marijuana decriminalization Tuesday, but won’t yet commit his party to change provincial policy on the issue. During Monday’s televised leaders debate, Cummins gave the first sign of supporting pot law reform, saying the idea deserves debate and should be discussed with U.S. officials. “I don’t see making a criminal out of somebody who has a small quantity of marijuana,” Cummins told Black Press in a post-debate interview. “I just don’t see that as reasonable. It’s in widespread use. And I don’t see the people who are using it as criminals. I don’t see that they should be prosecuted or persecuted for it.” Cummins said he still has concerns about marijuana reform, including whether minors might gain easier access, how drivers impaired by the drug would be caught and whether users are more prone to abuse other drugs or suffer health problems. “Government has to have all the facts on the table before you move ahead,” he said. The comments shift the former Conservative MP sharply away from the anti-reform stance of his former federal Tory colleagues and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who has always ruled out changing Canada’s marijuana laws. The issue is expected to get more attention this fall when the group Sensible BC will try to gather enough signatures across B.C. to trigger a provincial referendum on pot reform. Its aim is to force through legislation directing police to stop spending money and officers’ time enforcing the law against simple cannabis possession. Asked if he supports that campaign for de facto

decriminalization, Cummins said he’s taking a wait-andsee approach. “It’s not a big issue for me,” Cummins said. “I understand fully where these people are coming from and I share many of their concerns. I’d be quite happy to stand back and see where the public debate is going on it.” He said he doubts police spend much time on the “harassment of recreational drug users” but if that happens, there are “a lot better ways their resources could be deployed.” Cummins also cautioned against viewing marijuana as a possible cash cow for government. “If government thinks it can sell this stuff through a storefront and put a tax on it and make money on it, I think that they’re dreaming,” he said. “The underworld, the gangs are still going to be able to put product on the market cheaper than the government’s going to be able to sell it.” Sensible BC director Dana Larsen welcomed Cummins’ statement and said it’s not that surprising because recent polling shows a majority of Conservativeleaning voters in B.C. back decriminalization or legalization of marijuana. “It really shows what broad support this has,” Larsen said. “He’s in line with the majority of Conservatives in B.C. Voters from every political party in B.C. still want to see these laws changed.” NDP leader Adrian Dix said during Monday’s debate he favours decriminalization of marijuana but called it an issue for the next federal election. Liberal leader Christy Clark steered clear of the issue Monday, saying it’s not a priority for her. Green Party leader Jane Sterk strongly backs legalization of marijuana and other controlled substances, with the government in charge of sale and distribution. The issue has gained a higher profile in B.C. with a parade of high-profile policy leaders endorsing reform through the Stop the Violence coalition. Last fall’s vote of Washington State voters to legalize and tax small amounts of marijuana at the state level also gave reformers here more optimism.

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Transportation, housing top list at annual West Van Youth Council Seven high school students took over a regular district council MICHAELA GARSTIN S TA f f R E p o RT E R


hat happens when a group of high school students replaces regular city council for a day? They pointedly get their word across.

Seven high achieving teens — one acting as mayor and six councillors — held their own meeting on Monday in front of a packed house, including the district’s real council members. On the agenda was a report that emphasized youth perspective on transportation and social housing. To share this group’s often overlooked views, they spoke to 100 of their peers to produce an informative PowerPoint presentation. “About 91 per cent of respondents reported using a transport bus to get around,” Youth Coun. Su Ji An told the audience. “And 84 per cent rate the bus as one of their top four choices, making transit buses the third most

often used form of transportation by youth in West Vancouver.” The majority of survey respondents said they would be more likely to hop on if there were additional buses running in West Van. Driving, biking and walking also topped the teens’ transportation choices. Most students don’t predict money stopping them from living in West Vancouver in the future. “Interestingly,” said Youth Mayor Julia Tikhonova, “25 per cent of respondents said that they do not think they will encounter any reason to not move to, or to continue to live in, West Vancouver.” Only 12 per cent of respondents said lack of apartments, condos and basement suites will lead them to stray from West Van. In addition to transportation and housing options, the group also looked at youth perspective on social media, including usage levels and safety, as well as civic engagement. The six youth council members hope the complete report, which was provided to all council members, will be valuable in planning for the future of the district.

Youth Appreciation Awards Proud parents and students gathered at West Van’s Seniors Activity Centre for the 12th annual Youth Appreciation Awards ceremony on Monday. The awards honoured leadership, community involvement and volunteering. Youth Recognition Award · Nathan Slater · Wesley Strong · Christian Fenn · Parker Wieck · Celine Chen · Jolee Tung · Heather Corbett · Rose Gallo · Vanessa Quimpo · Yasmine Johnson · Darien Nahanee · Brock Morford · Hao Yan Youth Community Enhancement Award · Margaret Berton · Sabrina Wang · Andrew Rowntree · Dorothy Rhee · Chae Ri Lee · Cherry Zhi · Anna Yamaoka · Sara Choi · Minah Seo · Alexandra Fraser · Jonas Kwok · Briana Dunlop · Junbeom Yoo · Hweedong Yoo · Celine Jeon · Julie Jeon

Outstanding Youth Team Service Award · Nicole Compagna, Ryley Dewar, Anna Gouthro, Mary Heale, Samuel Ives, Zoe Leonard, Ryan McKenzie, Ben MorleySenkler, Wesley Strong · Emma Allan, Megan Allan, Sarah Moignard, Stefany Schulhof · Sam Gray, Natasha Heavyside, Ryley Dewar, Arek Shredski, Alex Kyriazis, Emily Fedusiak, Duncan Lewis, Frannie Bradford, Kendall Lewis, Tara Tyab, Jillian Trach, Scott Panther, Blake Hendersen · Adam Mitha, Justin Wong, Sailesh Suri, Jun Jeagal · Babek Khorsand, Dikran Karakas, Sam Shahrokhi, Tiam Koukpari, Celine Chen, Samiya Hassan · Alex Son, Ashley Kim, Celine Chen, Celine Jeon, Grace Geng, Hannah Robinovitch, Jenny Diemer, Jillian Trach, Julia Tikhonova, Julie Jeon, Samiya Hassan, Su Ji An · Laura Essery, Kenya Chung, Eva Cai, Sara Choi, Emma Gallello, Celine Jeon, Faranak Ghorbaniz, Jackson Lees, Joshua Larsen, Julie Jeon, Kevin Hunt, Lara Sophie Boleslawsky, Madeleine Maler, Rhys Mann, Sean Larsen, Kimberly Harrison, Jasmine Marshall, Blake Merilees, Ryan Ritson, Nicolette Tsavdaris · Banfsheh Dereyat, Renee Sun, Kiana Ziafat, Kimia Ziafat, Yasaman Dereyat · Jin Chun, Su Ji An, Stephanie Chang, Eric Wei

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tions and defending his ideas and did not make any major mistakes. The vast majority of those polled say the debate only confirmed their existing choice or solidified who they were leaning towards. Just 11 per cent said they changed their voting intention as a result. Insights West president Steve Mossop said the close debate outcome appears to have sparked some momentum for Clark and the B.C. Liberals, who have consistently trailed by a wide margin in earlier polls. “Usually underdogs have the most to gain in leaders’ debates, and in this sense, Christy Clark delivered,” Mossop said. “Sterk did as well as expected – which doesn’t impact voter outcomes, while Cummins completely flopped, which could help the right-of-centre vote if a few points get delivered to the Liberals as an outcome.” He said early polling numbers after the debate suggest the NDP continue to hold a considerable lead with about 37 per cent of decided voters, versus 27 per cent for the Liberals, 12 per cent for the Greens and seven per cent for the Conservatives.

he televised leaders’ debate Monday night ended in a near-tie between NDP leader Adrian Dix and B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark, according to a new poll. The News1130/ Insights West online poll found more than two-thirds of B.C. residents watched at least some of the debate. Thirty-one per cent said Dix won it, 28 per cent said Clark was the winner, 13 per cent picked B.C. Green party leader Jane Sterk, while three per cent chose B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins. Twenty-six per cent said there was no clear winner. Those polled who picked Clark as winner said she appeared most confident, was the best speaker or provided the clearest vision for B.C., while those who said Dix won said he was best at answering ques-

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bagel bucks - On April 5, Rosemary Rocksalt held the grand opening celebration of its new North Vancouver location on Lonsdale and 100 per cent of profits were donated to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation (LGHF). Pictured (left to right) Parise Siegel and Ken Sim of Rosemary Rocksalt with LGHF president Judy Savage.

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CLEANING SUPERVISOR (Janitorial / Weekends) Five Star Building Maintenance has an immediate F/T opening for an experienced and enthusiastic Supervisor with superior leadership skills to manage cleaning staff on a day to day basis. Position is for day-time only and includes weekends. You have a sense of urgency and are passionate about your team and client services. Duties include training and scheduling of staff, quality assurance, ordering and handling supplies, communication between staff and management, responding to clients’ requirements. Must have a valid class 5 BC driver’s license and experience with MS Office applications. We Offer Room For Advancement, Attractive Wages & Comprehensive Benefits.

Please email your resume to NIGHT TIME Restaurant Cleaners needed 7 nights/wk, lower mainland area. (604)572-0070

GUARANTEED Job Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209 Need Dough?

Call us for an exciting opportunity to explore your future in advertising. Our expanding firm is looking for 10 motivated people to learn multiple aspects of marketing, earn a great income, and travel! No exp. necessary. Will train.

Call Candice: 604-777-2195 SUNRISE FORD 100 Mile House Requires Ford trained technicians & apprentices. Well equipped 11 bay shop, competitive wages & benefits E-mail Resume to Att; Helmut Loewen




PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR We are looking for a self-motivated Production Supervisor for our busy wood post manufacturing and treating facility in Princeton, BC. The successful candidate will be responsible for employee training and development, quality and cost control, production scheduling and safety. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years supervisory experience in an industrial production operation, a post mill or wood production facility preferred. Must have a high degree of resourcefulness, flexibility and adaptability; and the ability to plan, organize, develop and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc. Good leadership skills, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a proven track record are required. Please email your resume to For further information about our company visit our website at Only those selected for interviews with be contacted.



ARETE MECHANICAL is hiring Journeyman Plumbers 10 Yrs of Supervisory Industrial/ Commercial/ Institutional mechanical projects. Competitive salary and benefits. Wage: TBD fax: 604-421-6324 or email: CONCRETE FINISHERS & Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Fax 780-444-9165.

Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position. Required immediately. Must have inspectors ticket and Red seal. Will have hydraulic experience and must be able to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.



MEAT MANAGER, Jasper Super A. Jasper Super A is looking for an experienced Retail Meat Manager. As Meat Manager you will be responsible for all aspects of the managing the department, including cutting meat. You must have working knowledge of gross margins, expense controls and human resources management. The successful candidate must have Grade 12 (or equivalent) and be able to provide a “clear” security clearance. If you have the skills and abilities please forward your resume to our Head Office, The Grocery People Ltd. (TGP) in confidence to: Human Resources, The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. Email:

BENEFIT PACKAGE! Please contact Mike e-mail: or fax 604.599.5250


COOK, F/T - Genji Japanese Rest. (N.Van) 3-5 Yrs exp. English/Korean is beneficial. High School grad. $16-$19/hr. Fax: 604-980-6886 J , N & Z Deli 1729 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A4 Pastry Baker 1 vacancy (NOC 6252) Temp, F/T 40 hr per week, Night shift (2AM to 10AM),$17.50 hourly, CPP, WCB, EI, ASAP. Three years of work experience as a Eastern European Pastry Baker required. Basic English, Serbian an asset. Prepare and bake mixed dough (according to recipes or special customer orders) for Eastern European pastry specialties such as: Hungarian buns (croissant, kifli, pogacsa), Hungarian multigrain organic bread, Serbian home made bread, Serbian pita (cheese, meat, potato, spinach), Serbian Flat Pita with cheese Gibanica, Salt Croissant – slane kiflice, Serbian Flat Bread – Lepinje, pogace, etc... Operate machinery. Email at: Sandwich Artist req’d F/T for 4 Subway locations $10.25/hr. Take customer orders. Portion, assemble, wrap food. Present bills. Contact: Dave: Fax: 604-324-4907 Location: Downtown BC THE Kitchen in Vancouver looking for full time Cook can handle Korean food. Required: 3 yrs. exp. complete high school. Wage: $2,900./mth. 40hrs/wk. resume:

OPEN call for Supermom Parties for superheroes for children’s birthday parties on Sunday 5 May 2013 from 12-4 at RM 1535, SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC. Contact

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142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS INTEGRA Law Group ( requires a full time/part time conveyancing secretary. Preference will be given to applicants with legal training and experience working in a law office. Must be proficient in MS Word, work well as a team player and be capable of dealing with the public in a positive and confident manner. Competitive salary based on skills and experience. Please apply by email to

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TRADES, TECHNICAL Novax Tile Ltd. #M3 – 4769 Hazel Street, Burnaby, BC, V5H 1S7

Tile Setter 2 vacancies, (NOC7283), Temp, F/T 40 hr per week, $25,00 hourly, CPP, WCB, EI,ASAP. Location Greater Vancouver. At least five years of work experience required. Specific skills: Set tiles in position and apply pressure to affix tiles to base. Cut and fit tiles around obstacles and openings using hand and power cutting tools. Install tile strips. Lay and set mosaic tiles to create decorative wall, mural and floor designs. Cut, polish and install marble and granite. Remove and replace cracked or damaged tiles. Email:



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C & C Electrical Mechanical • ELECTRICAL • FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • HVAC GAS FITTING *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service


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Call Spencer

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P/B blues. Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN $1000 604-308-5665





OKANAGAN From $140,000. No time limit to build. Near by lake access. ALSO: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel at $390,000 owner wants to retire and will carry financing. 1-250-558-7888

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

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977

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

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Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. Waterfront Lots for Sale Excellent Climate Near the Atlantic Ocean. Three Bedroom House for Sale or Rent 1-902-522-2343 1-902-328-4338.




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


MULTI-POO Miniature, brown 4-5lb Hypo aller, non-shed, family raised, vet cert $1250. 604-341-1445. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or Pomeranian pups. Ready/Vet chkd. M&F. 778-838-2700, 604-504-1559. PUG AVAILABLE for stud service. He is a rare silver male, purebred but not registered. ALSO GOLDEN RETRIEVER (not reg.) available for stud (OFA hips and cert eyes). Mission 604-820-4827


STOP RENTING! RENT TO OWN! No Qualification Required! FLEXIBLE TERMS! Cloverdale 60th &176th Spacious 708sf. 1 bdrm. Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Req. 604-626-9647



AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

PURE MASTIFF X AFRICAN BORBAL puppies, have first shots, $400 each. Call (604)869-5502 SHELTIES: 6/mo male, 4/yr male, 3/yr fem, 2/yr fem. Sable,ready now Shots / dewormed. 604-826-6311.



WE PAY $$ ON THE HAND • Scrap Cars • Trucks • SUV’S • Vans • Buses • Tractors etc. Fast & Friendly Service! • 24/7 • FREE TOWING


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100% Heating & Plumbing 24/7 Certified, Insured & Bonded RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE

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TREE & STUMP removal done RIGHT! FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

C & C Electrical Mechanical


• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778 10% OFF with this AD


353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS Mainland Roofing Ltd.



25 yrs in roofing industry

Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626


Land Parcel Sale By Tender SW 17-28-29W1 RM of Shell River, MB. 80 acres. Hay/Pasture/Bush For Farm/Recreation/Acreage. Highest or any Tender not necessarily accepted. Closes 05/17/2013 204937-7054 (Roy).

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-782-9108



The Scrapper

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT CLEARANCE SALE! 20X22 $4,188. 25X26 $4,799. 30X34 $6,860. 32X44 $8,795. 40X50 $12,760. 47X74 $17,888. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS, bred at Diesel Kennel, last 2, males, $1000. each. (604)869-5073


CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866


GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161.

TOWNHOME @ 152 and 20 Avenue South Surrey / White Rock. Details: WWW.TRAVELPICS.CA


Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

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She always made sure you ate your veggies. Return the favour by buying her a Kin’s fruit basket! Prices effective: May 1st to May 5th, 2013 *While * Quantities Last Sweet & Nutritious

Fresh & Flavourful



Fresh & Flavourful

Sweet & Flavourful

Driscoll Strawberries (1lb)



California Grown

HotHouse Strawberry Tomatoes (255g)



Locally Grown

Jumbo Haden Mangoes

Large Navel Oranges

Mexico Grown

California Grown


Locally Grown

Capilano Mall

Lynn Valley Centre

Lonsdale Quay

Park Royal

OPEN Same as mall hours

OPEN Same as mall hours


OPEN 9am to 8pm everyday

20 - 935 Marine Dr. Across from Walmart 604.904.0257

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

Sweet & Juicy

123 Carrie Cates Court North-east of First floor 604.988.6969

OPEN 9am to 7pm everyday

496 Park Royal South Behind White Spot 604.922.8926


Outlook North Vancouver, May 02, 2013  
Outlook North Vancouver, May 02, 2013  

May 02, 2013 edition of the Outlook North Vancouver