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of Vancouver. Now the district is waiting for Kinder Morgan to produce its Facilities Application to the NEB, which is expected this month, before commenting further. Echoing statements he made earlier, West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith said he wants more information on the pipeline project before he opposes it. In a 6-1 vote in July, he was the only council member not to immediately voice opposition. “Because I have a logical business mind, I don’t oppose things until I see what I’m opposing,” Smith told The Outlook today (Dec. 5). “…The people who are charged with the

responsibility of evaluating it — the National Energy Board — haven’t made a determination, so why would we comment on it without knowing the facts?” He said council could address the project once they hear the National Energy Board’s response to the Facilities Application, which covers route and construction plans. Hearings are expected to take place in the fall of next year. Kinder Morgan announced last spring that it will seek approval to twin its TransMountain pipeline and increase continued, PAGE 18


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re slot machines on the waterfront in the City of North Vancouver’s future? A B.C. gaming centre operator eyeing the coveted Lot 5 land parcel in Lower Lonsdale for its next location says it’s prepared a comprehensive development plan, but is being stonewalled by the city because of a long-standing “prohibition” on commercial gambling. Playtime Gaming business development coordinator Arthur Villa told council on Dec. 2 the company is not expecting an immediate resolution from the city with respect to gaming. “However, we are asking that we be given the same treatment that would be extended to any other developer approaching the city with a proposal,” said Villa. Playtime, the largest community gaming centre operator in the province, currently has seven locations, including two in the Fraser Valley and a few on Vancouver Island. A community with a gaming centre receives 10 per cent of the net proceeds, under rules set out by the B.C. Lottery Corporation, which is the governing body for gaming facilities. Last year each of those communities received close to $12.4 million, added Villa, citing figures from the B.C. Lottery Corporation’s annual report. Playtime now has its sights set on Lot 5, after researching a number of potential new locations for the past five years.

Playtime Gaming has its sights set on Lot 5. File photo Villa said Playtime’s proposal includes entertainment and retail elements identified in Colliers International’s Central Waterfront Retail Strategy report released in October. Those include: restaurant and retail space, hotel expansion, underground parking and public washrooms, as well as a public theatre and skating rink. “And we believe our proposal covers much of the wish list that council has with respect to the Lower Lonsdale area, with the added benefit of being able to make all of it economically feasible,” said Villa. “Our proposal for Lot 5 could be the engine that drives a large portion of the waterfront plan.” Following Villa’s presentation on Monday there was a council discussion prefaced by some historical background on the city’s commercial gaming policy. “A number of years ago there was a move towards commercial gaming in the region and municipalities were trying to determine how to respond,” Gary Penway, the city’s longtime director of planning

told council. “And this council at that time decided that they preferred to support the existing gaming facilities such as they were… the sort of non-profit bingos and such operations that were going on.” The potential social implications also factored into a former council’s decision to approve a zoning bylaw clause to prohibit large-scale commercial gaming in the city. Coun. Guy Heywood asked Villa if Playtime’s main gaming format is slot machines. Responding “Yes,” Villa also clarified the main difference between a gaming centre and a casino, saying the centre would not operate 24 hours a day. All of Playtime’s facilities open at 10 a.m. and close at 1 a.m. Coun. Don Bell questioned Villa on whether or not Playtime has gauged the social impacts, such as crime and addiction, on a community where a new gaming centre has gone in. “Those fears haven’t come to pass,” said Villa, adding that increased security around the centres has abated criminal activity. In terms of addiction, Villa confirmed numbers released in a gambling study report from provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall in October. A survey done in 2007 showed a total of 4.6 per cent of British Columbians were moderaterisk or problem gamblers, representing approximately 159,000 people. According to Villa, there’s a rewards card that players use that allows the BCLC to track where they come from and how much they are gambling. “It may interest you to know that more

than 50 per cent of people here on the North Shore frequent casino and gaming facilities across the water in Vancouver,” said Villa. Asked Mayor Darrell Mussatto: To what extent does the gaming centre have to be on Lot 5? “We really haven’t found a site in the city or the district that would work as well as that one, other than the Squamish First Nation land,” said Villa. Coun. Craig Keating moved that city staff bring forward a report on the social and economic impacts of gaming in other communities. “And I certainly think I would like to have that discussion before we begin to talk about a specific location for any kind of gaming facility in the city,” said Keating. Heywood further moved that staff engage with the BCLC directly, saying that social services agencies somewhat rely on gaming grants. “There’s a bit of a quid pro quo in terms of if we don’t enable them to produce the revenue that funds the gaming grants we are shirking a bit of our responsibility,” said Heywood. Coun. Pam Bookham appeared incensed by the suggestion of a gaming centre in the city. With all due respect to the stats, said Bookham, slot machines are not something the community wants to see. “I would have to feel a groundswell of support from our residents to even entertain the idea,” said Bookham. Keating’s motion passed 6-1, with Coun. Bookham opposed.

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Season's Greetings from the City of North Vancouver As 2013 draws to an end, we extend a warm invitation to join us as the City sparkles with holiday cheer! The City website has been wrapped in a holiday theme with seasonal info at your fingertips. Visit www.cnv.org/CelebrateTheSeason for festivities taking place throughout the community, sustainable holiday ideas, snow clearing and preparedness information, plus seasonal safety tips. City Hall will be closed from noon on December 24 to December 27, and on January 1. If you have an emergency regarding sewer, water drainage or roads during this time, contact the Operations Emergency Line at 604-988-2212. Enjoy a safe and happy holiday season!

Are You Prepared For Winter Weather? Snow season is here and we encourage everyone to be prepared. The City monitors road and weather conditions throughout the winter months and dispatches crews when snow and icy conditions are forecast. As a resident or business owner in the City, please clear snow/ice and salt sidewalks around your property as soon as possible after it snows. It's also helpful to ensure storm drains in front of your home are clear of leaves and other debris. More information at www.cnv.org/SnowReady

Start the Year as a Volunteer - Join a City Committee Volunteering is a great way for residents to get involved and provide input on important community issues. The City is accepting applications to fill vacancies on a number of committees. All applicants must be City of North Vancouver residents. Get the details at www.cnv.org/Committees or call 604-998-3296.

Business Licences Due January 2, 2014 All 2014 Business Licence invoices were mailed to business owners during the first week of December. If you do not receive your invoice by January 2, or if your business has had a change of ownership or location, please phone 604-983-7356.

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paSS thE SaLt pLEaSE - DNV manager of streets Erik Bayfield stands in front of 900 tonnes of rock salt imported from Mexico. Last year the district went through 1,300 tonnes of salt at a cost of around $109,000. Justin Beddall photo agencies valuable information on equipment, casting service. best practices and the latest innovations on He turns to his computer screen and notes, fighting winter. “It’s snowing in Portland.” Something new the DNV has implemented “We can spot weather approaching us and this year came from the conference: wetyou can see how much detail is in this map.” ting down the salt in the truck before it gets “This is your jet-stream,” he says using a spread on the streets. ruler to point to another map, while effort“It reduces our salt use by 30 per cent by lessly explaining what has “created this Arctic reducing the amount of scatter blast.” and allowing the salt to start “I’m the local weather working to de-ice the frozen man,” he jokes. pavement immediately on conOne of the most challengtact rather than waiting for ing parts of Bayfield’s job is the crystal to find moisture,” dealing with extreme winhe explains. ter weather episodes in the And soon, he explains, they most cost-effective manner. hope to add a handheld road “Timing is everything.” editor@northshoreoutlook.com salt measuring device that When they do need to will determine exactly when go into action the streets it’s time to re-salt — which will again help to department has a stockpile of 900 tonnes keep costs down. of salt piled at the DNV works yard and a So what’s Bayfield’s road forecast for this guaranteed supply of 2,000 to 7,000 more if winter? needed. He’s been told to expect a normal winter Last winter, which wasn’t particularly without any El Nino or La Nina influence. severe, the DNV purchased 1,300 tonnes at a That should mean around two significost of around $109,000. cant snow events and 100 or so ice days in To keep the streets clear, he’s got 14 snow Vancouver. plows, one brine truck and three excavators/ Of course being this close to the mountains loaders and a cohesive road crew that’s willing to hop out of bed in the wee hours to start may change things. But they’re prepared for that. salting or clearing. -To learn more about being prepared for To stay on top of the street fight against extreme winter conditions and the district’s snow and ice, Bayfield has attended the snow clearing policy go to dnv.org/snow or American Public Works Association (APWA) Twitter: @dnv_snow annual Snow Conference, which offers road

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or 74 years Van Tan Club members have basked in the sun, au naturel, on the lower slopes of Mount Fromme. With towels in tow, they unabashedly sprawl out in plastic chairs scattered throughout the rustic seven-acre lot. But on this foggy fall day, the grass is dewy underfoot and the temperature is dropping. “It’s too cold for us to be out here long,” says Dorothy S., shivering in the buff to get ready for her photo with The Outlook. She briskly walked from the club’s sauna wearing only a fleece sweater and sandals and strips down to join her husband on a bench overlooking the Burrard Inlet. The couple has traveled from their home in West Vancouver to the

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club for eight years. Dave S., her husband, is the club’s president and, like most Van Tanners, prefers to go by the first initial of his last name for privacy reasons. Overcast skies obstruct their view of North Vancouver and it begins to lightly rain. Time to get back to the outdoor hot tub or, better yet, the steamy sauna. Welcome to our Winter Palace At the top of Mountain Highway in Lynn Valley, an SUV guides the way up a dirt road to Canada’s oldest nudist club. A group of mountain bikers along the popular trail wave and give a thumbs-up. In a recreation area where most cars are banned, they know the party is driving to the Van Tan Club. As Tom D., a member at the club since 1976, gets out of his SUV, it’s clear he’s not your stereotypical hippy nudist. Like most other Van Tanners, he’s an everyday person with an ordinary job — although many keep their occupations hush-hush. During the fall and winter, when some members hibernate, the die-hards stay warm in the club’s “Winter Palace,” a cozy heated room strewn with magazines and decks of cards. In the summer, the area is used for movie nights, karaoke and to hold the much anticipated pig-roast. Since electricity lines don’t run up the mountain, the club uses a generator and solar lights. “There is a German theory where clothes cause problems. They believe in a more relaxed body culture,” says Tom, a stout man well versed in the club’s history, as he opens the door of the wood-fired sauna. It’s a small building, best described as “quaint-rustic.” For hygienic reasons, each of the club’s 50 members carries a towel to lay down. “We would love to see younger people join, we are getting older here,” laughs Tom, referring to the average member age of 50 to 60. “There aren’t a lot of kids here, we’re not attracting the younger families.” But he hopes the Van Tan Club’s facilities for volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, shuffleboard, croquet and kids’ activities will draw in more “new-dists.” To keep the membership dues low ($268 regular, $178 seniors/students) routine maintenance and improvements are done by members in the required 10 hours of work annually. Everything from cutting the lawn, to weeding the small vegetable garden, to cleaning the washroom is completed without outside help. “At this time of the year, when it’s getting cold, a couple of our members go down to Florida or Cuba,” says Tom. Some have gone on week-long cruises with Bare Necessities, including last year when the ship carried 3,000 nudists to a warmer climate. But the club’s “million dollar view” is an advantage for those brave enough to stay behind. It’s here that movies such as the 2005 drama Missing in America staring Danny Glover were filmed. Stop that leering “My wife said absolutely no way, but if you want to go fine,” says Tom recalling his early days as a Van Tanner. He was lucky: At that time, married men had to get permission from their wives to join. During the 1970s in his mid-20s, he went to Vancouver’s Wreck Beach with friends but was in search of a friendly, more private experience.

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In the buff - West Van residents Dorothy and Dave S. brave the frigid weather to take in the stunning view of Burrard Inlet from the grounds of the Van Tan Club. Michaela Garstin photo

Van Tan Club members have bared the winter for 74 years By MiChaela garsTin

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or 74 years Van Tan Club members have basked in the sun, au naturel, on the lower slopes of Mount Fromme. With towels in tow, they unabashedly sprawl out in plastic chairs scattered throughout the rustic seven-acre lot. But on this foggy fall day, the grass is dewy underfoot and the temperature is dropping. “It’s too cold for us to be out here long,” says Dorothy S., shivering in the buff to get ready for her photo with The Outlook. She briskly walked from the club’s sauna wearing only a fleece sweater and sandals and strips down to join her husband on a bench overlooking the Burrard Inlet. The couple has traveled from their home in West Vancouver to the

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club for eight years. Dave S., her husband, is the club’s president and, like most Van Tanners, prefers to go by the first initial of his last name for privacy reasons. Overcast skies obstruct their view of North Vancouver and it begins to lightly rain. Time to get back to the outdoor hot tub or, better yet, the steamy sauna. Welcome to our Winter Palace At the top of Mountain Highway in Lynn Valley, an SUV guides the way up a dirt road to Canada’s oldest nudist club. A group of mountain bikers along the popular trail wave and give a thumbs-up. In a recreation area where most cars are banned, they know the party is driving to the Van Tan Club. As Tom D., a member at the club since 1976, gets out of his SUV, it’s clear he’s not your stereotypical hippy nudist. Like most other Van Tanners, he’s an everyday person with an ordinary job — although many keep their occupations hush-hush. During the fall and winter, when some members hibernate, the die-hards stay warm in the club’s “Winter Palace,” a cozy heated room strewn with magazines and decks of cards. In the summer, the area is used for movie nights, karaoke and to hold the much anticipated pig-roast. Since electricity lines don’t run up the mountain, the club uses a generator and solar lights. “There is a German theory where clothes cause problems. They believe in a more relaxed body culture,” says Tom, a stout man well versed in the club’s history, as he opens the door of the wood-fired sauna. It’s a small building, best described as “quaint-rustic.” For hygienic reasons, each of the club’s 50 members carries a towel to lay down. “We would love to see younger people join, we are getting older here,” laughs Tom, referring to the average member age of 50 to 60. “There aren’t a lot of kids here, we’re not attracting the younger families.” But he hopes the Van Tan Club’s facilities for volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, shuffleboard, croquet and kids’ activities will draw in more “new-dists.” To keep the membership dues low ($268 regular, $178 seniors/students) routine maintenance and improvements are done by members in the required 10 hours of work annually. Everything from cutting the lawn, to weeding the small vegetable garden, to cleaning the washroom is completed without outside help. “At this time of the year, when it’s getting cold, a couple of our members go down to Florida or Cuba,” says Tom. Some have gone on week-long cruises with Bare Necessities, including last year when the ship carried 3,000 nudists to a warmer climate. But the club’s “million dollar view” is an advantage for those brave enough to stay behind. It’s here that movies such as the 2005 drama Missing in America staring Danny Glover were filmed. Stop that leering “My wife said absolutely no way, but if you want to go fine,” says Tom recalling his early days as a Van Tanner. He was lucky: At that time, married men had to get permission from their wives to join. During the 1970s in his mid-20s, he went to Vancouver’s Wreck Beach with friends but was in search of a friendly, more private experience.

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fIRSt StepS Two of Van Tan Club’s earliest members are honoured with plaques near the sauna. Although the pool is no longer in use, “Tiny” is fondly remembered. Current club members placed a leaf over Joan’s last name; she would like to have kept it private.

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He saw an ad for the Van Tan Club, minutes away from his home in North Van, and joined, although his wife never once set foot in the club. “There are two kinds of people: Those who are OK being nude with strangers and not with friends, and those who only like to be around friends and say ‘never in front of strangers.’” Both categories apply for members with close-knit friendships that span decades. The club was founded in 1939 by “The Father of Canadian Nudism,” Ray Connett, who was raised on a farm in Saskatchewan. After moving to Vancouver with his wife, Connett saw a nudist magazine for the first time on a trip to Bellingham. The alternative lifestyle where people removed their “cultural body armor” intrigued him and, after finding like-minded nudists in the Lower Mainland, he opened the club as a peaceful oasis right as the Second World War broke out. The goal of the club is for members to feel comfortable and confident with each other. “There is a misconception that all sorts of weird things go on here. Some people think we’re wacky but we have family values,” says Dorothy, coming out of the sauna, her husband standing nearby. The set of strict rules, she says, rarely need to be enforced. This includes: no lewd comments, no photos, no sexual-based touching and, the No. 1 decree, sit on a towel at all times. In the eight years she’s been a member, only two people have been asked to leave. One man was leering inappropriately and the other was there to “pick up women.” Unlike in mainstream society, body image including any perceived flaws, shouldn’t be a concern. “Not having clothes is freeing,” says Dorothy, obviously comfortable unclad in front of strangers. “You don’t have to worry about how this shirt fits or are these pants too tight?” Bashful new members often wear a bathing suit, she adds, and some veterans still wear thin wraps around their lower half. “We don’t pressure anyone to take anything off they don’t want to.” And the atmosphere isn’t erotic, she emphasizes. Instead members tout it as family-friendly where nudity is accepted. “It’s amazing how many people think it will be sexual here — it’s definitely not.” Unclad Christmas As the days get warmer, dozens of RVs as far away as Prince George, Lillooet and Alberta will drive up the windy dirt road to the Van Tan Club. But in the meantime there’s more to do than hastily jump out of the hot tub to make a snow angel (Yes, this is an annual winter ritual). There are a handful of festive events in the works. On Dec. 14, members will bring decorations to adorn a collective Christmas tree in the Winter Palace while hot chocolate and cookies are served. The club’s annual Christmas party and potluck is on Dec. 21, complete with a barbecue dinner and holiday carols. And then on Jan. 4, the Polar Bare Dare will draw a crowd as the Van Tanners celebrate the New Year and prepare for the annual meeting in April when the executive are elected. To become a member, call the Van Tan Club at 604-980-2400, email info@vantan.ca or check out vantan.ca. For indecisive guests, the club offers three trial visits. mgarstin@northshoreoutlook twitter.com/MichaelaGarstin

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Holiday wines and plenty of cheer

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approached some of the best and brightest wine pros around town and asked for their holiday wine recommendations to share in these pages. The only parameters given were to keep things under 30 bucks and holiday-savvy. Enjoy this week’s winter fare, there will be more coming next week.

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Lini 910 Labrusca Lambrusco Rosso NV | Italy | $19.99 | BC Liquor Stores Jess Bryans, the wine buyer for the Joey restaurant chain, has an adventurous palate that I’ve long admired. It comes as no shock to me that she shook things up a little bit by going with this gem of a sparkling red. “I chose this Lambrusco because to me it has all the makings of a treat for the holidays. It’s bubbly and festive, but also has that ripe berry character you’d find in a hearty red. Lively on the palate with refreshing acidity and flavours of raspberry, blueberry and black cherry, it’s perfect for sitting by the fire, snacking on charcuterie, cheese and rustic bread.” Valle dell’Acate 2011 Frappato Vittoria | Italy $24.99 | BC Liquor Stores Brooke Delves, wine director at Wildebeest, is also prone to venture off the beaten path to find wines that suit Wildebeest’s playful, carnivorous fare. “Whether you’re decorating the tree or needing something to pair with a traditional turkey feast, this light-bodied, gulpable red should suit any holiday occasion. Full of ripe strawberries, cherries, mint and orange blossom, it’s so delicious that this isn’t just a recommendation, but a wine that I’m really bringing to my family Christmas dinner!” Vale do Bomfim 2011 Reserva | Portugal $19.99 | BC Liquor Stores Emily Walker is currently on maternity leave from her position as the sommelier at the Four Seasons Hotel but, as someone who doesn’t idle well, she still comes in a couple days a week to run her wine program – now with baby in tow. “From the famed Port house of Dow’s, this tasty Portuguese red is packed with cozy and festive flavours of currants, baking spice and licorice, plus savoury notes of black olives and mineral. It will make for a worthy guest at your dinner table, pairing nicely with a variety of traditional holiday dishes such as baked ham, candied yams and Grandma’s famous stuffing!” Château Rousselle 2009 Côtes de Bourg | France $29.99 | Liberty Wine Merchants/Private Stores Tyler Dawson runs the Park Royal location of Liberty Wine Merchants while Tweeting a slew of deals, tasting notes and more, over at @TyTheWineGuy. In a nod to many Bordeaux wines being ultra-expensive and the fantastic values being tough to find, he shares that, “This blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc is a delicious reason this Christmas to believe (in Bordeaux) again. There’s supple fruit, plump plums, classic Bourgeois dirt, and the label even looks like Christmas!” Gonzalez Byass Pedro Ximenez Dulce Nectar | Spain $29.99 | BC Liquor Stores Bryant Mao, the Hawksworth Restaurant wine director, is ensuring that he’s saving room for dessert this year with a little something that should warm you up quite nicely. “This intensely sweet sherry is Christmas pudding in a glass! With plenty of warm flavours including raisins, dark chocolate and toffee with cinnamon and nutmeg, it’s great poured over ice cream, too!” As always, if you’re having trouble finding something or just want to say hi, find me via KurtisKolt.com or on Twitter @KurtisKolt

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Perfect Pairings:

Kurtis Kolt teams up with City Market Just in time for the holidays, Outlook wine columnist Kurtis Kolt is hunting the aisles of Loblaw’s City Market in North Vancouver in search of the perfect pairings to go along with his weekly wine picks. Now, let’s get pairing: With such a varied group of wines this week, there are lots of ways for us to play around with food. When you’re starting off an evening with a little sparkling, particularly with something with a big punch of flavour like the Lini 910 Labrusca Lambrusco Rosso, you can feel free to dive right into to something bold. Slicing up some baguette and then serving some Ermite blue cheese from Quebec would provide a worthy foe to the wine, with those ripe berry flavours acting like a fruity chutney to balance out the cheese’s salty flair. Or perhaps you’re giving that Valle dell’Acate 2011 Frappato Vittoria a whirl on a chilly night in. Don’t want to bother slaving over a hot stove for hours? I’m thinking popping one of those Farmer’s Market Creamy Chicken & Vegetable Pies in the oven would hit the spot. The wine itself has a cozy, soft character that should dovetail with many a warm, comfort food. You know, both the Vale do Bomfim 2011 Reserva and the Château Rousselle 2009 Côtes de Bourg are pretty big, bold and juicy with dark fruit and a smattering of savoury notes, as well. Again, it’s a hectic time of year and after a day of work, errands and shopping – you probably don’t want to fuss too much once you kick off those shoes. Toss a President’s Choice Spicy Italian Sausage and Pepperoni Wood-Fired Thin Crust Pizza in the oven and dinner will be served in no time. The richness of either wine will envelope some of that spice, while the juiciness of them will wash everything down well. Finally, for those with a sweet tooth, a couple ounces of Gonzalez Byass Pedro Ximenez Dulce Nectar will make any night a little merrier. It’ll be a fun pairing for Wendy Boys’ Cocolico Blueberry & Dark Chocolate Sauce, which goes great with cakes, pies or just a simple spoon!

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Chocolate mint cookies Flour Bakeshop is nestled in the heart of Horseshoe Bay and run by an energetic mother and daughter team. They bake everything from scratch, including these Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies.

SAfE dRiVERS - North Vancouver Rotarians, from left, David Spears, Jim Godey and Peter Hansen, gear up for another Operation Red Nose season. Maria Spitale-Leisk photo

Operation Red Nose offers a safe ride home alternative North Shore Rotarians will be operating the service for the next two weekends and on New Year’s Eve

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all Rudolph for a safe ride home this holiday party season. Operation Red Nose is a free, designated-driver service that offers the convenience of bringing people home in their own vehicles after they have been out drinking. The program is provided by the North Shore Rotary clubs, whose members, along with 250 total volunteers, donate their time over the five weekends in November and December that Red Nose is operational. During peak periods in December, sometimes it’s impossible to find a taxi late at night, according to North Vancouver-Lions Gate Rotarian Jim Godey, coordinator for North Shore Operation Red Nose. “This gives people the opportunity to take their own vehicle, and then we can bring them home in a safe manner,” said Godey. Patrons of the program are asked to call about half an hour before they want to be picked up. The North Shore Operation Red Nose rule is volunteer drivers will cross only one bridge. For example, clients can be picked up on the other side of the water and driven home to the

North Shore. There is no cost for the Operation Red Nose service, but donations are accepted. Last Christmas, program volunteers provided 305 safe rides, drove a total of 6,467 kilometres and raised over $18,000 to support youth programs on the North Shore. Artists For Kids and the North Shore Youth Safehouse are perennial recipients of Operation Red Nose donations. Godey said the program is always in need of volunteers. Operation Red Nose roles include being a designated driver or navigator. There are also opportunities to man the phones and dispatch new calls from Operation Red Nose headquarters at the ICBC Claim Centre on Lloyd Avenue. North Vancouver Rotarian and volunteer David Spears said it’s a great opportunity to meet people in the community. “And we’re insomniacs. We get to bed at 4 a.m., and we’re wired at that time because we’ve had too much coffee,” laughs Spears. Drivers are required to be a minimum of 19 years old with a Class 5 licence. A criminal record check is also done by the North Vancouver RCMP free of charge for Red Nose volunteers. Money for gas is provided to the driver, although most people donate it back to the program, said Godey. There is food and refreshments

available for volunteers at ORN headquarters. Peter Hansen, president of the North Van-Lions Gate Rotary club, said Operation Red Nose really brings home awareness of road safety and the dangers of drinking and driving. Hansen, who is also a District of North Vancouver fire fighter, has responded to the scene of several fatal car accidents that were caused by a drunk driver. “Normally it’s the person that hasn’t been drinking that gets killed,” says Hansen. Operation Red Nose will be in service for the next two weekends and on New Year’s Eve. For a safe ride home call 604-619-0942 between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. on the North Shore or Bowen Island. Anyone wanting to volunteer for the program can call Yazdi at 778288-8996 or email volunteer@nsorn. org.

“This gives people the opportunity to take their own vehicle, and then we can bring them home in a safe manner.” Jim Godey

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» BUY LOCAL The sugarplums dancing through children’s dreams at Christmas are said to have originally been sugar coated coriander, with small bits of fruit, including a rare and deliciously sweet golden plum which had first been preserved in simple syrup.  As the recipe has passed through many generations since, several versions of a similar confection have survived. Tom and Kathi at Cinnamon’s Chocolates (119 East 2nd St., North Van) have taken the best of those traditional recipes and put their own special touch to it, resulting in a unique Christmas confection.  They are available until Christmas, when the last batch will be sent back with Santa on the 24th for Mrs. Claus and the elves!


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When you want to give a real surprise For the reader on Some unique gift ideas for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list

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Pick up these locally-penned reads for the hockey lover or budding bibliophile on your Christmas list.

1. This whimsical set of Christmas ornaments is made out of reclaimed vintage silver-plated spoons designed by Glyna Fitzgerald. Each ornament of the four is smashed, flattened, filed and buffed, then hand-stamped with phrases from ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Set of four is $50 from Glynda The Good Witch, Cards Canvas & Cool Things, 120-1425 Marine Dr., West Vancouver.

Witty CBC host and West Van native Grant Lawrence chronicles his love-hate relationship with Canada’s national pastime in The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie.

No wonder it’s become a local fave. Favourite gift store on the second floor at Lonsdale Quay is brimming with unique and locally crafted items. Here’s three we have our eyes on:

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B.C.-shaped charcuterie serving board made from bamboo by West Van-based Love My Local, $69. lovemylocal.ca

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he plan to divert waste from the landfill through bi-weekly garbage pick-up is working well in West Vancouver, and now the City of North Vancouver hopes to see similar results when it moves to the same schedule starting in January. Since scrapping weekly pickup in April, the District of West Vancouver has achieved a 25 per cent reduction in garbage tonnage, compared to the same period last year. Overall, garbage tonnage is down 40 per cent since the Green Can program was introduced in April of 2012. “So it’s working. We are getting there,” said West Van’s engineering outreach coordinator Emily Willobee of the district’s effort to reach Metro Vancouver’s regional target of diverting 70 per cent of garbage from landfills and incinerators by 2015. Under the Green Can program, which has been implemented in all three North Shore municipalities, food scraps and food-soiled paper are contained in a separate bin and picked up every week. It’s estimated that food scraps account for up to 40 per cent of household garbage in the city. The move to every-other-week garbage collection next month will encourage residents to put food scraps in their Green Can rather than the garbage, said city spokesperson Connie Rabold. The changes also support the city’s goal of a 15 per cent reduction in community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Blue Box recycling, Green Can food scraps and yard trimmings will continue to be collected every week under the new solid waste schedule. The first non-collection week for garbage will be Jan 13. Results from a pilot project on the Green Can program show that city-wide participation has increased more than two-fold, and is approaching a compliance rate of 40 per cent of all homes. The city has said there will be no layoffs as a continued from, PAGE 2

its current 300,000-barrelper-day capacity to as much as 850,000. The number of tankers filling up in Burnaby could hit 360 in 2016, five times more than the record 69 crude tankers in 2010. This would mean many more oil-filled ships would pass through West Van waters. If the application is successful, the pipeline would

result of the change in garbage collection. The drivers and swampers will be incorporated into the Streets and Utilities work programs during the off week.  Along with a reduction in vehicle and fuel costs, there is expected to be net salary savings associated with reduced garbage tipping fees at the Transfer Station. The city currently pays $107 per tonne for garbage disposal, compared to $71 per tonne for Green Can food scraps and yard trimmings processing. Meanwhile, the District of North Vancouver is mulling changes to their solid waste plan. In the summer, council was presented with a proposal from the district’s engineering operations department to supply residents with a locking cart equipped to handle either 140 or 240 litres of organic and food waste. In September, district engineering operations manager Len Jensen told The Outlook, that while the locking containers would discourage wildlife they would also divert garbage away from the landfill. “To slowly ratchet down the garbage limits,” said Jensen. He added, the concern of council is: Does that push the garbage service level too low? “In August, somebody’s got diapers in a garbage can for four weeks,” said Jensen, pointing out an example of what could happen with a change in garbage collection. Over in West Vancouver, most of the kinks with the new garbage schedule have been worked out. “What we found in West Van was people were concerned or worried when we first started the program, but it didn’t take that long for people to get used to the new schedule,” said Willobee. Last week, district spokesperson Jeanine Bratina said council and staff are reviewing recent provincial changes to recycling requirements, as well the incorporation of organic collection in the Green Can program, as they move forward with solid waste management discussions.

be twinned from Strathcona County, Alberta to Burnaby, B.C. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson tabled a motion on Dec. 4 asking for intervenor status after reading a report produced by the city on the potential impacts of increased oil tankers in the Port of Vancouver. Among other risks, the report said current response capacity to an oil spill would be inadequate.

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THE FIRST NOEL…WON’T BE YOUR LAST! not once you’ve tried the “Noel Nog” at All Day Cafe A North Vancouver Christmas tradition, the Noel Nog is a very special coffee drink and it’s perfect for these cold winter days. Come try one! And to start your day off right? We recommend our signature breakfast, The Eyeopener ~ steamed eggs on a buttery croissant. Yum. There are comforting bennies and bagels, ham & cheese sandwiches and tuna melts too. The coffee is always on, always fresh, and the second cup is always free! Feeling a little overwhelmed? A Chai Tea or a London Fog, hot chocolate or an espresso macchiato will pick you up and set you right. Bring on the festivities!

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menagerie of elves. “For example, he’s the only guy I know that owns a sleigh,” says Marriott of his friend Bill, who collects Christmas memorabilia. The show aptly opens in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen at the North Pole where Santa’s sprightly spouse is bustling around making her famous Christmas cookies. Then prepare for an unexpected plot twist as Santa is caught redhanded with a commercial cookie wrapper. Now, feeling unappreciated, Mrs. Claus figures the way to her husband’s heart is through his stomach. So she sets off for New York — in a sleigh, one can only assume — to the headquarters of Mega Bake cookies. With 1960s New York as the backdrop, Mrs. Claus,

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clutching her secret cookie recipe, meets with Mega Bake executives. Figuring this will free her up to spend more time with Mr. Claus, she agrees to farm out her Christmas baking to Mega Bake, which will mass produce the cookies for worldwide distribution. Will this move signal the shutdown of her fabled kitchen? Marriott says the audience can expect a heartwarming finale. The show is steeped in nostalgia from a time when modern Christmas came of age in the 1950s and ’60s. “What we really remember growing up in that time, when Christmas claus for celebration - Vancouver really got going, was all the lights TheatreSports veteran Elizabeth Bowen stars as Santa’s and the sparkly Christmas cards,” wife in the Christmas musical Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, recalls Marriott. “Our set reflects those showing at Presentation House Theatre until Dec. 21. Christmas cards that pop out and a Submitted photo primary green and red colour scheme.” The upbeat, festive tunes that complement the Christmas storyline were composed by Marriott himself. He draws parallels to the munchkins dance during Ding Dong the Witch is Dead from the Wizard of Oz, when describing Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen opening number in which two mischievous elves make their debut. The family-friendly show is being directed and choreographed by legendary Canadian stage actor Jeff Hyslop, a real treat for Marriott. “He was Mr. Musical in the ’80s and early ’90s,” says Marriott, of Hyslop, who played the lead in the Canadian production of The Phantom of the Opera. “It’s kind of exciting to have one’s musical recognized by someone of that caliber.” Meanwhile, the title character of Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen is played by Vancouver TheatreSports League veteran Elizabeth Bowen. Marriott, a fellow improv actor, characterizes Bowen as a fantastic singer and a wonderful improviser who is full of feistiness, fun and sparkle. “There’s so much sass. She gives it a whole spin,” says Marriott of Bowen’s performance as the portly Mrs. Claus. Bowen even brings her own life experience as a nanny to the role. “When she tells people off she gets this tone in her voice and you go, ‘That’s authentic,’” says Marriott. Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen runs until Dec. 21 at Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Ave. Tickets are available at the Presentation House box office or by calling 604-990-3474.

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He took this idea to the Grizzly Den, North Vancouver’s version of CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Up against dozens of student teams from Cap U, BCIT, SFU and UBC, Purity Aquafarms won $2,000 in cash and in-kind services for first place overall. Aquaponics, the combination of hydroponics (growing plants in water without soil) and aquaculture (the farming of aquatic life), is taking hold throughout the U.S. and some parts of Canada. “Where I differ from everybody else is that I’m doing it with a smaller budget. I’m not hiring an engineering firm to come in and spend a million [dollars] to set it up,” Bailey, a North Vancouver native, tells The Outlook. “I’m trying to do it so it’s feasible for anyone anywhere in the world to set it up.” Eventually he would like to expand from his warehouse in East Vancouver to cities across Canada. In terms of production, it’s no small operation. A 3,700-square-foot greenhouse can produce 60,000 heads of lettuce and 11,000 pounds of fresh tilapia per year. He will be building a system than can grow twice to four-times more produce. “The United States has more regulations, but Mexico doesn’t have a lot — they can use pretty much whatever pesticides they want and can use fertilizers freely,” says Bailey. “I was getting tired of knowing food was coming up here that has no real safeguards. We don’t know what we’re eating.” With a background in construction, he decided to take the one-year BOSS Entrepreneurship Program from Cap U. Along with other student projects including MyMarkitplace, a smartphone app that will be designed to scan food to determine its origins, Bailey pitched to a panel of judges at Zen Launchpad, a hub for start-

up businesses on Lower Lonsdale. “Students had the chance to get feedback and see whether they can turn it into a real business,” says Cyri Jones, an instructor at Cap U and BCIT and co-founder of Zen Lauchpad. Bailey graduates at the end of December and is already ahead of the game. Since Canada has a short growing season, he began by searching for ways to increase local organic food production. Out of this came Purity AquaFarms. “While we raise the fish, the [manure] is used in a filtering system to change into nutrients for the plants. “We mimic nature. If you look at a stream where there are a lot of fish, you’ll notice there is a lot of vegetation around the edge.” Since he can’t process fish in the warehouse, Bailey sells them alive, mostly to Asian markets. The short travel distances reduce greenhouse gases. Tilapia is his current fish of choice because it grows quickly and can be stocked at a high density, not to mention mortality rates are low at one to two per cent. “It has a very light flavour so it’s easy to make it whatever flavor you’d like.” Right now he’s mainly growing basil and arugula, but plans to add heirloom tomatoes and cucumber. “Basil does not travel well, it doesn’t have a very long shelf life. As it dries it loses its flavour,” he explains. “This way is perfect. I can literally pick it that morning and have it to the restaurants within an hour or two.” Learn more about Bailey’s business at purityaquafarms.ca and the other Grizzly Den contestants at zenlaunchpad.com. mgarstin@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/MichaelaGarstin

PRESENTATION HOUSE THEATRE AN EXPERIENCE FOR EVERY GENERATION For over 35 years, Presentation House Theatre has been an important piece of the cultural fabric of the North Shore providing a home for professional theatre fans, young and old. Every performance at Presentation House Theatre will make you laugh, cry, think or learn – quite often all four. The intimate setting of the theatre provides a unique experience where the lines between the artists and the audience seem to blur. Driven by a strong sense of community, Presentation House Theatre is a place where people arrive as strangers, but leave as neighbours. Proud to call North Vancouver home, Presentation House Theatre productions have been performed across the country and around the world. Collaborative by nature, the facility regularly hosts productions, artists and performances from diverse places and backgrounds and across a variety of performing arts genres. We encourage our community to come for an unforgettable experience at Presentation House Theatre – there is something for everyone to enjoy. To learn more about the performances visit: www.phtheatre.org

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Most surprising is that the strong sales have established without having a vehicle to compete in the fastest growing segment, the compact SUV. Now, with the introduction of this all-new Jeep Cherokee, Chrysler has something to take on established players like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. The new Cherokee has only been for sale for about a month now but sales for the Jeep brand are up more than 34 percent over last year. In addition, the new Jeep Cherokee just won its category (best new SUV under $35,000) as judged by the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada (AJAC).

Looks Some might not remember the old boxy Cherokee that was sold in the 1990s; it was a very simple design that appealed to diehard Jeep enthusiasts. This new Cherokee is trying to win over new buyers, not just the Jeep faithful. It might look a bit odd at first but when you are in its presence, the design actually grows on you to a point that it has a futuristic, very modern twist on an iconic nameplate. What you don’t see is the Italian Alfa Romeo platform that this Cherokee shares with the Dodge Dart. This provides a solid basis that produces a wonderful on-road experience and ruggedness for off-road duty. There is a special Trailhawk version of this Cherokee that has been designed specifically for off-road, with higher front and rear bumpers to help it traverse ditches and climb mountains. The more practical base front wheel drive (FWD) model starts at $23,495 and is the lowest priced vehicle in the compact SUV class. The All Wheel Drive (AWD) model is also a value leader and starts at $25,695

Inside There are several things that set this Cherokee apart from the competition and a big difference is the level of interior fit and finish. Many of the vehicles that compete in this class are rather basic inside and come covered in hard plastic and feature simple designs. The Cherokee is covered in soft-touch materials, comfortable seats and a large touch screen in the centre of the dash for connectivity. The base screen is 5-inches but a larger 8.4-inch screen is available on the $29,995 Limited model. In addition, all models get a second 3.5-inch screen embedded in the instrument cluster that is fully programmable and provides custom readouts.

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The back seat isn’t huge but the seats again are contoured nicely and provide good comfort. They also slide forward to elongate the cargo area if larger objects need to be carried. The rest of the dash has a stylish design that is a good combination of the bigger Grand Cherokee and the functional Dodge Journey. Sweeping lines and attention to detail make this a class leader in terms of style and design.

Drive Not content to use existing engines and transmission in this new Cherokee, Chrysler is showcasing brand new technology in this compact SUV, providing good fuel economy and value. All trim levels come standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission. That’s right, nine gears, the very first vehicle on the planet to come with this many cogs. Having a chance to drive it with the base 184hp 2.4L 4-cylinder through the canyons outside of Malibu, California, I can report that the transmission is so smooth and refined that the driver forgets there is so much at work. The upside is the Cherokee is capable of 9.6.L/100km in the city and 6.4L on the highway. The platform is a gem. There is very little road or wind noise, the suspension is very well dampened and the steering feel is better than many in this class. The 4-cylinder engine is a great choice for commuters and the handling is crisp and sure-footed, more like a sedan than an SUV. The

optional V6 engine is the first application of the 3.2L V6 Pentastar engine. The bigger 3.6L is used across the Chrysler family but this newly developed, smaller version is wonderful value as it is only $1,300 more to equip it on any Cherokee, from the least expensive FWD model to the most expensive AWD trim. For $1,300, you get 271hp and a lot more grunt for passing and highway runs. This would be the choice if you do a lot of highway driving to the cabin or skiing. The downside is the added weight of the V6 makes it less nimble compared to the 4-cylinder but both are excellent choices. In addition to carving though the mountains, I had a chance to drive over them in the Trailhawk off-road model. This really is the enthusiast version; it had no problem scampering up anything it came across from big boulders, to sand and mud. A lot of fun, but the reality is that most buyers will opt for the less extreme AWD models that have the ability to change their characteristics depending on which setting the driver chooses from snow, sport, mud/sand and low settings.

Verdict The starting price is the best on the market, the technology is second to none, and the ride is smoother and quieter than the competition and the interior class above. The styling does take a while to get used to but it does look better in person. Most people will equip the Cherokee with AWD and the middle North Edition that includes alloy wheels and added interior features for a reasonable $28,695. With the optional V6 engine, the price is $29,995. This is a lot of Jeep for the money and one that is a treat to drive. Now that Chrysler has a competent small SUV in their lineup, their position as the number two seller of vehicles looks strong for a while to come. zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca

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With their medieval trebuchet, onager and ballista ready to go, they quickly loaded water balloons and took turns bombarding a giant cardboard castle. Three teams of students in Grades 3 to 8 researched the origins of catapults and how they were designed during the Middle Ages. Using wood, hemp rope and doweling instead of screws, they tested different versions before the final products were given the OK. “The physics and the mathematics is at a higher level than Grade 3 to 8, so the goal was more experience with the design cycle,” said Alcuin College’s principal Stella Ablett. “When they were researching catapults they found out: What was the purpose? Who used them? And why the three different designs?” The combined history/science/technology lessons came about after eight-year-old Owen (red jacket in the photo above) brought a model catapult to class one day. He began building the contraptions with his father,

Nick Jones, after reading the Roman-era comic books Asterix and Obelix a couple years ago. “It’s such a relatively simple thing — you put an object in and it flings it. It struck a note,” Jones tells The Outlook after the catapult launch. “There are hundreds of thousands of videos on YouTube about different types. Some build modern ones and there are a couple guys in England who try to build them exactly as they were in the Middle Ages — huge ones that can throw a giant boulder.” He began researching the designs and brought his idea to staff at Alcuin College who thought it was a great out-of-the-box way to make academics more interesting. “We tried to build them the way they were once made. It didn’t work right away but we kept trying until we figured it out,” adds Jones. Catapults were particularly popular during medieval times to breach castles and fortified walled cities. The last time they were common, says Jones, was during trench warfare in First World War.

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To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com or Call 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889

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HELP WANTED

BUSY CONSTRUCTION Co. in Trail, B.C. is searching for an experienced Accounting clerk/ bookkeeper. Candidate is expected to be a self-starter and to be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of Conac Pivot System is an asset and the ability to take on multiple roles is looked at positively. Main responsibilities include: Accounts Payable - invoice transactions for goods received and prepare cheques when due; Payroll - collect payroll data daily and convert into daily tracking sheets, submittals and weekly payroll run. Please send resume to: johnwkm@shawcable.com or call (250)364-1541 for further details. Experienced parts person required immediately for James Western Star in Williams Lake. Full time, competitive wages, benefits and signing bonus. Fax resume to 250-398-6367 or email: nwejr@jamesws.com

GENERAL LABOURERS

OIL & GAS INDUSTRY GUARANTEED Job Placement

Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854 NIGHT TIME Restaurant Cleaners needed 7 nights/wk, lower mainland area. (604)572-0070

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A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

HOME CARE/SUPPORT

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

COOK, Genji Japanese Restaurant (North Vancouver). F/T, 1-2yrs exp. High School Grad. $15-18/hr Fax: 604-980-6886

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EDUCATION

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EDUCATION

hr@laurentiansales.ca

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE DRAIN Tiles, Sewer, Water Video Inspection, Jack Hammering, Hand Excavating CALL TOBIAS 604.782.4322

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS Always Done Right With Integrity.

Complete Dry-wall & Renovation services. Textured ceiling specialist. Phone Steve (604)613-4861

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LEGAL SERVICES

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.

MOVING & STORAGE

MOUNTAIN MOVERS- Your trusted choice for residential moving services. (778)378-6683 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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One visit will amaze you! CALL TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.

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ABBA CLEANING SVS.

Honest Professional Cleaning at Reas Price.Flat Rate.604-506-7576

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ELECTRICAL

Lic. Electrician A+, BBB member Expert trouble shooter, All types of Electrical work 24/7 604-617-1774

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FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Become a PLEA Family Caregiver. PLEA provides ongoing training and support. A young person is waiting for an open door...make it yyours.

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

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CLEANING SERVICES

EDUCATION

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EDUCATION

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EDUCATION

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION EAR Do you enjoy working with children? D

EXCITING NEW CANADIAN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Available in your area! Min inv req’d. For more info, call 866-945-6409

ORDER DESK

SOLVE ALL PROBLEMS OF LIFE.

Reunites Loved Ones

• Labourers • Tradesmen • Class 1 Drivers

F/T LIVE-IN CAREGIVER req for North Van elderly couple. Min wage. Email hanifmawji@shaw.ca

North Shore Flooring Distributor needs an experienced customer service/order desk rep for a very busy office. The ideal candidate will have previous order desk experience, a great phone manner, strong computer skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to multitask in an environment with competing priorities. Excellent written and spoken English skills and a passion for superior customer service are required. Experience with QuickBooks or Simply Accounting a plus! Email resume to:

DON’T LET TIME & DISTANCE STAND IN YOUR WAY.

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$45/Hr

Discover the power of Energy Readings by Angela

FLAGGERS NEEDED. No Certification? Get Certified, 604-575-3944

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

GET FREE VENDING MACHINES Can Earn $100,000.00 + Per Year. All Cash-Retire in Just 3 Years. Protected Territories. Full Details CALL NOW 1-866-668-6629. Website WWW.TCVEND.COM.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

TIMESHARE

A PERFECT P/T Home Business. People Choice Award Winner 11 yrs in a row. 2 hours/day earns you financial freedom. 24 hour mess. 1-888-571-2381

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TRAVEL

• Annual Starting Revenue of $12,000 - $120,000 • Guaranteed Cleaning Contracts • Professional Training Provided • Financing Available • Ongoing Support • Low Down Payment required A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning. Coverall of BC 604.434.7744 info@coverallbc.com www.coverallbc.com

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES

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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO Risk Program STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248

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EXCAVATOR Operator with experience in Residential Exc. for Lower Mainland job sites. Good wages, benefits. E-mail: wmader@telus.net or fax 604-460-7853. GPRC, Fairview Campus, Alberta needs Power Engineering Instructors. No teaching experience, no problem. Please contact Brian Carreau at 780-835-6631 and/or visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca. HD MECHANIC. Noble Tractor & Equip. is seeking a Journeyman or 4th year apprentice Service Technician for our Armstrong location. A self-starter with Ag tech background is desired. Interested candidates send resume to: nobletractor@telus.net, or mail: Noble Tractor & Equip, 4193 Noble Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4, fax: 250-546-3165 JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrysler.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

The most effective way to reach an incredible number of BC Sportsmen & women. Two year edition- terrific presence for your business.

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

START IN DECEMBER & WE’LL WAIVE YOUR REGISTRATION FEE* *conditions apply

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

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• Tree Trimming • Christmas Lights Installation • Snow Removal

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

604-787-5915

www.treeworksonline.ca

PETS

JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

PLUMBING

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Ray Johnson Plumbing, Heating, Gas & HVAC. Serving North Shore Since 1940. 24/7. 604-988-4121

PETS

Blue Italian Mastiff & Matiff/Boxer X pups, ready for good homes, view parents, vet checked/1st shots, $500. Text to view (604)819-2697

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

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

• Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560 Brad’s Bin Service 604.220.5865

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

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

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

CHIHUAHUAS, tiny tea cups, ready to go now, 2 males. $650. Call 604794-7347 DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it 6 - 50 Yard Bins Starting from $99.00 604.586.5865

bradsjunkremoval.com

LAB GERMAN Shepherd Rottie pup, male, 12 wks old, vet check, $495; Call 604-864-1004.

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

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

604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

PATTAR ROOFING LTD. All types of Roofing. Over 35 years in business. 604.588.0833

GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 604-240-5362. info@glroofing.ca

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

Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!!

PETS

TREE PRUNING

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

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YELLOW LAB PUPS. 1 female. Ready to go. Vet checked. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbotsford.

Best done in Dec. or Jan. while dormant for optimal health!

Running this ad for 8yrs

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TREE SERVICES

PETS

P/B GERMAN ROTTWEILERS 3 female pups. Vet ✓. Ready to go. $500/each. 778-899-3326 TOY POODLE PUP 7 weeks old. Male, white with black markings $700. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602

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TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

BURIAL PLOTS

2007 MERCEDES. A luxury car like no other. This fully loaded Mercedes S550 4-Matic S class. Premium and comfort package includes - navigation, voice command, heated and cooled seats, power rear shades and blinds, premium sound system, panoramic roofs both front and rear. Absolutely has it all. Very clean inside and out. No accidents. 150,000 km. Asking $29,500 OBO. Contact me via email for further information at:

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

BRADNER FARMS Certified Organic Pork Raised on our Ashcroft ranch. Ready for pick up in Abbotsford Dec. 21. Sold by the side, approx 100 lb/side @ $2.50/lb + cut, wrapping & smoking.

For enquiries please email pat@bradnerfarms.ca or call 778-808-6070

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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 STEEL BUILDING...”THE BIG YEAR END CLEAR OUT!” 20X22 $4,259. 25X24 $4,684. 30X34 $6,895. 35X36 $9,190. 40X48 $12,526. 47X70 $17,200. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca VIAGRA 100mg or CIALIS 20mg. Generic. 40 tabs + 10 FREE all for $99 including FREE SHIPPING. Discreet, Fast Shipping. 888-8360780 or metromeds.net

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE. My Piano accordion collection of 16 piano accordions. Priced from $190. to $1500. (604)853-7773

REAL ESTATE 627

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! 604-657-9422

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES • DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Penalty? Expired Listing? We Buy Homes! No Fees! No Risk! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

RENTALS 736

jsarowa@shaw.ca or 604-897-1546

MISC. FOR SALE

HOMES FOR RENT

POINT GREY 3 bdrm & den, 2 lvl home, avail now. 4426 West 9th. $3200 + utils. NP/NS 604-649-3028

SOUTH SURREY Short Term or Long term

Sold Your House? Downsizing? Renovating? Just bring Your Clothes.

Fully Furnished & Equipped Like New Townhouse. Only 3 years old. Immaculate Deluxe, 2 bdrm. + Rec. Room/Office + 2 Full Bath T/House. Flr. to ceiling storage + storage rm. in garage. 6 s/s appli. d/w, w/d, Garburator. Crown Mouldings, 9ft. ceilings, H/W laminate flooring and slate tile. Gas F/P & Alarm. 1 car garage parking. Covered patio lower & outdoor patio upper. Amenities room incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. Walk to Morgan Heights shopping. NO Smoking inside & NO Pets! $2350/month. Available March 1.

604.488.9161

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

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TRANSPORTATION

CARS - DOMESTIC

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

FOOD PRODUCTS

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

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1989 STERLING 827 SLi made by Rover with engine and drive train by Acura - 6 cyl 2.8 L. Thery were never imported into Canada and I bought this new in Seattle. It is probably the only one in Canada. The car has only 83000 miles (134000K) and has been well maintained. It is black with t5an leather The reason it’ sfor sale is because I’m giving up driving. It’s located in West Van. Contact Stuart wiltree@aol.com 604-925-3372 cell, 604-369-3372

FOREST Lawn, West summit. $16,000. Selling 1 Dbl depth Ground Burial Plot, (holds 2 coffins & 2 urns) Includes 1 Open/close fee ($1600) 604-789-3999 hounds21@shaw.ca

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TRANSPORTATION

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

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL CASH FOR X-MAS

CASH for all Vehicles FREE Towing QUICK Service ALWAYS Available 778-865-5454 The Scrapper


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Korean Mandarins are now available!

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Fifty Percent of Proceeds Support $3 Only the Canadian Cancer Society. + applicable taxes

Prices effective: December 11th to 15th, 2013 *While Quantities Last Fresh & Nutritious

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Broccoli Crowns

Roma Tomatoes

99¢/lb

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Capilano Mall

Lynn Valley Centre

Park Royal

496 Park Royal South Behind White Spot 604.922.8926

Lonsdale Quay

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

OPEN Same as mall hours

OPEN Same as mall hours

OPEN 9 am to 6 pm everyday

*FREE 2 HR PARKING*

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Visit website for store hours


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