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t’s been a time of Olympic celebrations as Sochi 2014 celebrates the best in winter sports and achievement. Hard to believe that it was only four years ago that Vancouver was in the world spotlight showing off our city and its people. Reliving the moments was part of the theme at the recent XL Leadership Summit opening night reception event. Sponsored by the TwentyTen Group, the night was filled with the who’s who of Vancouver 2010 as everyone remembered the good times and laughed at the fun. The evening also marked the anniversary of the 2010 opening ceremonies as John Furlong took to the stage to share some rare behind-the-scenes stories. There was also a special announcement in store as TwentyTen Group founder Andrea Shaw took to the stage to say that the Olympic flame would Chris Hadfield is among the VIPs and be lit that night, and every other night, that holds the distinction of being the first Canadians won gold in Sochi. Go Canada! Canadian to walk in space. He also 1 TwentyTen Group founder and managing made history by taking some of the first partner Andrea Shaw and VANOC CEO twitter photos ever posted from space. John Furlong take to the stage to welcome 3 They’re both tough, gutsy Canadian guests and share great Olympic stories with champions. Olympic bronze medallists the audience. 2 Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Christine Sinclair (soccer) and

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Lonsdale waterfront grand vision unveiled, includes skating rink and ferris wheel and culture destination for tourists and locals alike. That involves helping existS tA f f R e p o Rt e R ing businesses become more successful he Lonsdale waterfront is while integrating new ones to compleembarking on a new era — one ment them — all in a strategic way. that could include a grand ferris “You know what, you will never go to wheel and a skating rink five times the a successful mall and find an architect’s size of Robson Square. office, a Salvation Army, a hodgepodge Renowned tourism marketing master mix — they orchestrate the business Roger Brooks delivered a high-octane mix,” said Brooks. “So there needs to be presentation — his $25-million vision for some of that in Lower Lonsdale where the Lonsdale waterfront — Tuesday night property owners work together on who that made city council’s head spin, and they recruit.” caused at least one councillor to remark: Ensuring businesses stay open late “Wow, can you start this tomorrow?” was a central theme in his presentation. In September, Brooks put together a Brooks said he always tells merchants brand development team that includes they are better off opening at 11 a.m. and representation from the city, stakeholder closing at 8 p.m. — than opening at 9 in businesses and the Lower Lonsdale comthe morning. munity at large. Shipyard Plaza, soon-to-be formally From those meetings emerged the known as Lot 5, will be the showcase name “The Shipyards” to be used as a piece in the waterfront puzzle, accordblanket brand for the waterfront area. ing to Brooks. Proposed highlights for The number one goal of the brand develthe integral “central gathering space” opment team, reveals Brooks, is to “slow include a 15,000-square-foot skating rink the leakage.” in a slightly lowered amphitheatre area “That is, if you have people that live that can be converted to concert space in the City of North Vancouver, heaven and a water park in the summer. The forbid they ever spend any money on the total retail and dining space, which could other side of the SeaBus...” include a microbrewery, would be 81,500 Another priority is developing Lower square feet. Lonsdale as a vibrant dining and arts The plaza would be cloaked by a tensile structure illuminated by LED lights, and intended to be seen across the in Vancouver. VALUE PRICED water Outside of The Shipyards, Brooks Mediterranean Grill is recommending a self-funding, rubber-wheel trolley system that would d i n e i n • ta k e o u t • d e l i v e r y 1356 Marine Drive • North Van • kypriaki.ca • 604.985.7955 run up and down Lonsdale every

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he question of a combined North Shore police force came up again after West Vancouver’s police chief retired this week amid accusations of a toxic work environment at the department. Currently North Van is part of the RCMP and West Van runs its own force. But, according to some, the departments could run more efficiently if they were combined. While he hasn’t made up his mind, West Van Mayor Michael Smith says amalgamation could be an option if there were financial and other advantages for the district. “I personally think there is merit in investigating sharing services… I would like to see that happen,” said Smith at a press conference about police chief Peter Lepine’s retirement. Lepine’s announcement came a day after media reports of an employee survey with complaints of alleged sexual harassment, racism, bullying and backlash against whistler-blowers.  Both Lepine and Mayor Smith, who is also chairman of the police board, said his retirement has nothing to do with the scathing allegations. After 35 years as a police officer, Lepine said he has long planned to leave when his contract ends this September. He also said that he did not know about any of the harassment allegations and, if he did, action would have been immediately taken to correct the situation.

West Van Mayor Michael Smith talks to reporters outside city hall on Monday. Michaela Garstin photo

But with the negative results of the employee survey completed in 2013, the topic of combining forces has again come to the forefront. The three North Shore municipalities hired consultancy firm Perivale + Taylor in 2009 to review policing services. A combined North Shore police force was identified as an option the municipalities could take. According to the report, there would be benefit in consolidating detention facilities, crime analysis and “24-7 uniform deployment.” Then there is the possible financial benefit of combining forces. Last year in West Van, $13.7 million was allocated for police services for roughly 43,000 people, while North Van’s budget was $15.7 million for 84,000 people. Protection of property is a main reason for the higher cost, according to the West Van police department.

Still, according to survey completed last year, 32 per cent of residents of West Van say they are “somewhat satisfied” with the service they receive from the force, while 61 per cent say they are “very satisfied.” In his last seven months on the job, police chief Lepine says he would support West Van’s mayor and council whether or not they want to combine police forces with North Van. “…The issue of a regional or an integrated police department is a council decision because they pay for policing. They pay for how much or how little policing they want,” he told The Outlook. “Wherever council wanted to go with that discussion, I was prepared to get them there, I would lead the way.” At his previous job in Halifax, Nova Scotia he saw the amalgamation of police departments and believes he could use this experience if council needed it. “I didn’t take the position that we needed to be the only police service in West Vancouver. My job for as long as we are the only police service, is to do the best job possible.” Allegations against senior management

Lepine says the announcement of his retirement came at an unfortunate time when allegations of harassment within the police force came to light. “When a police board goes to secure a new police chief that process takes anywhere from six to nine months. I have been having discussions with the board around the succession planning for the department...”

Lepine said he sent his letter of retirement to the board last week before the employee survey was reported by the media. “The announcement needed to happen now. It’s not like I could have waited until March or April, anytime sooner we were in the Christmas season,” he told The Outlook, adding that if he knew about any harassment allegations within the force immediate action would have been taken. The employee survey, obtained by The Province, says there is “a moderate-tostrong dissatisfaction and possibly serious disengagement because of some perceived behaviours of senior management...” The District of West Vancouver received the survey in December and Smith said steps are being taken to address the allegations. “.... We’ve asked our management team to come forward with an action plan to address the fact that the results are less than satisfactory,” said Smith at a press conference, adding there are no allegations against Lepine. He said the police department will see personnel changes and a shift in the “culture of the department.” “We will not tolerate inappropriate behaviour by anybody that’s trusted with a supervisory role in the District of West Vancouver,” he added. Lepine will end his service in September when his contract is up. The search for a new police chief will begin immediately.

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Budding literary star Author Eric Brown’s debut novel about B.C.’s pot industry has garnered rave reviews and a prestigious award nomination. Raymond Lum photo

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hen crime novelist Eric Brown called his wife to tell her he’d been shortlisted for an Edgar, she was genuinely excited for him. But, he admits, “I don’t think she really understood how big the Edgars are — most Canadians don’t.” For the uninitiated, the Edgars, named after horror-meister Edgar Allan Poe, are handed out by the Mystery Writers of America to honour the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television. Presented at a black-tie gala at the Grand Hyatt in New York atop Grand Central Station, the Edgars are considered the most prestigious awards in the genre. Past winners include best-selling authors Dennis Lehane, James Lee Burke, James Patterson and Raymond Chandler. Heavyweight wordsmiths Ian Rankin and Stephen King are among editor@northshoreoutlook.com this year’s nominees. Brown, who lived in North Van until recently, discovered his book Almost Criminal had been nominated for the award after reading a friend’s Facebook post. Even then, he was suspicious, so he visited the Edgar website and scrutinized the nominee list, where he found his name in the best paperback original category. He still couldn’t believe it. “Even then, it’s pretty amazing.” Almost Criminal is Brown’s debut novel. “It’s both a crime novel about B.C. Bud and a coming-of-age novel,” Brown explains, noting that the book’s young protagonist goes from trimming bud for a local compassion club to falling deeper inside B.C.’s often-dangerous billion-dollar pot industry.

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he glass beads from Jane’s Buddha necklace shattered on the pavement while she was being thrown to the ground and kicked in the head and side. She sustained a concussion, black eye and significant facial swelling in the blind-side attack that was triggered by a visual of Jane talking to the aggressor’s boyfriend. “It was a scary, scary experience. I was on the ground, and it was a lot of kicking,” recalls Jane, who, along with the offender, was a teenager at the time of the incident. The evidence plainly in front of her every time she looked in the mirror or painfully chewed her food, Jane, described by her mom as a pacifist, was more tortured by the thought of pressing charges. “There was a lot of pressure from people, from my family, who said: ‘She needs to get what’s coming to her.’” Jane (name has been changed) was told by the police officer assigned to the case that there would be a lot of paperwork, and that she probably wouldn’t hear back about a court date for half a year. “Just the whole process of going through the court system — it’s an intimidating thing,” says Jane. “It doesn’t leave a lot of opportunity for closure.” She spent a week lying in bed, vacillating with her feelings and labouring under the burden of social responsibility. In the end, Jane decided to take an alternate route on the path to justice — and, eventually, found a sense of peace that often eludes victims of crime. **** Jane put her trust in the provincially renowned North Shore Restorative Justice Society— a precharge, court diversion program where offenders and victims collectively decide on how to mend the emotional and material damage. In Jane’s case, and just like other files involving criminal offences that arrive at the NSRJS’s doorstep, it was the discretion of the police officer to decide whether or not the offender fit the criteria for the program. Both parties, the victim and the perpetrator, have to agree to take part in the process, with the offender also showing remorse from the outset. Equally as important to the outcome, the two versions of the incident need to line up — and the process has to be victim centred. “When you look at the formal criminal justice system, everyone naturally tends to focus on the offender because it’s about who did it, proving they did it and what punishment do they deserve,” says NSRJS executive director Teresa Canning. “The victim is really more, in my eyes, used as a witness to prove something happened.” In the often exhausting court process, adds Canning, the victim’s voice can become lost. At the same time, she is sensitive to the fact that restorative justice is not for every victim of crime. “It depends on the person’s values, how they were brought up, their past experiences — also, the type of crime, of course,” says Canning, who holds a degree in criminology. Along the restorative justice route a meeting is arranged between the victim and the offender, who, in some cases, haven’t come face-to-face since the incident. A lot of the times, the victim and the offender know each other. “We get a lot of fraud with youth and family, youth and grandparents, youth and parents,” explains Canning. “You do have a lot of crimes where people are connected. That’s one of the key reasons that people chose restorative justice, because they want to heal a relationship.” The non-profit NSRJS operates out of an “in-kind,” shoebox-sized space in the city, which means the faceto-face meetings are held off-site in a private room at one of the local recreation centres. Two volunteer facilitators, with backgrounds that range from sociologists to lawyers to youth workers, guide the session. Meanwhile, support people for both parties are also present. Jane’s parents and a friend were seated next to her when she faced her attacker for the first time. Her mom told The Outlook she was impressed by how

structured and methodically planned out the meeting was. “We later realized that we were requested to arrive 20 minutes earlier than the offender and her parents so that we would have time to settle ourselves and try to relax a bit,” said Jane’s mom. A circle of comfortable chairs with everyone’s name on them had been set up — but no table. This is intentional. Everything is laid out in the open. “I was nervous. It’s a lot of emotions coming together,” says Jane. At first she felt awkward sitting there with the offender and her parents. At the same time, Jane also wanted her to feel comfortable. Each of them was given an opportunity to tell their story — uninterrupted from start to finish. During one intense moment in the four-hour-long meeting, Jane showed the offender a picture of her badly bruised face. “She looked at it, and was like, ‘Wow,’” said Jane, who sensed her teenage peer was contrite. She also learned the offender had been dealing with some family problems on the night of the incident. “I got to see her perspective,” says Jane. They mutually decided what the atonement would be: Twenty hours of community service. When it was all said and done, the two young women hugged, and agreed that if they saw each other again the matter would not be mentioned. “It was really amazing — you felt this release,” said Jane of the restorative justice experience.

popular among teenagers. Essentially, young men, who are often intoxicated, bodycheck a fence and see how many panels they can knock down. “In this case they decided to do it on the street where they lived and, of course, got caught,” says Canning. “There was a huge amount of upset. The parents were ashamed because it was their neighbour’s fence.” In the restorative justice group meeting, it was decided the boys would rebuild the fence. “But 16-year-old boys don’t really know how to build a fence that would stay standing,” says Canning. So the male homeowner, who was the vandalism victim, and the boys and their fathers worked side-byside to mend the fence. The boys also paid for all the materials. “It allowed the boys to feel good and the parents to breathe a sigh of relief,” says Canning. “And everyone was so happy that they ended up having a barbecue lunch together when it was done.” Another area in the NSRJS’s repertoire of services is settling garden-variety neighbourhood disputes: dogs barking, trees encroaching on property lines, etc. “The neighborhood disputes, in all honesty, take way more time because there is so much history. People have lived together for long, there is so much backstory. They are a lot trickier than any criminal file we work on,” laughs Canning. The NSRJS also hosts community dialogues that are relevant to all sectors of the population. On the one-year anniversary of the Stanley Cup riot **** in Vancouver, the NSRJS put on a session where 30 people, ranging in age from 8 to 80, came to “You do have a lot of crimes where talk about the riot’s lingering after-effects. people are connected. That’s one of the “There were a lot key reasons that people chose restorative of seniors that were terrified of youth,” justice, because they want to heal a says Canning. “We had so many that lived relationship.” on Lonsdale say that Teresa Canning they would not leave their homes after dark NSRJS executive director because they were worried about youth.” Lindy Pfeil is the NSRJS’s coordinator of school programs, which launched last fall after a pattern Another NSRJS case reveals the emotional collater- was noticed: Many of the files the NSRJS was receival damage a crime can leave in its wake. ing had turned criminal after originating in the school A local loss prevention officer, who, for privacy yards. reasons will remain anonymous, spoke to The Outlook “A lot of files that come in, it seems like there is a about how apprehending a shoplifting suspect left a disconnect between the youths and their community,” negative impact on him. The loss prevention officer says Pfeil. was left with two options after the older man had The focus of program is to create a sense of belongbeen caught stealing several times: Press charges or ing through student sharing circles and work with take part in the restorative justice program. the school community to build a holistic approach to By sitting down with the man, he was able to help preventing conflict. him understand where he was coming from. Pfeil, who has a background in education and psy“I just wanted him to know it was nothing personal, chology, says it’s important the students learn more I was just doing my job,” said the loss prevention offiabout each other in a way that’s not perpetuating the cer, who today remains in contact with the older man. bully or the class clown. Those in the field say restorative justice helps reOn Pink Shirt Day, also known as anti-bullying day, store harmony to a community after a crime has been the NSRJS will host a youth dialogue at Mountaincommitted. side Secondary at 6 p.m. One of Canning’s favourite stories happened many The Feb. 26 event will focus on conversations years ago when an activity called “fence bowling” was around “Identity” as it relates to bullying.

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“Usually when people are bullied — whether youth or adult — it’s about how they look, what they sound like, the colour of their skin, so many things like that,” said NSRJS program manager and event organizer Christianne Paras. “So what we are hoping is that it’s going to be a conversation about who you are, and it’s going to be based on empowerment, inclusion and acceptance.” **** Arson, assault and mischief were the three most common offences, among a total of 84 files referred to the NSRJS last year from the North Vancouver RCMP, the West Vancouver Police Department, social services agencies and community members. Those cases touched on issues of mental health, drug addiction, anger issues and family history. Canning reports an increase in the seriousness of files the NSRJS receives. This isn’t necessarily to say that serious crime on the North Shore is on the rise, but rather that the 17-year-old local restorative justice program has gained credibility in the policing community. “We used to see cases of kids caught stealing a candy bar. We haven’t seen those lately,” says Canning. The NSRJS team works with police officers to educate them on the program, and encourages them to take their own informal measures when they come across a relatively innocuous crime. As WVPD spokesman Const. Jeff Palmer explains, depending on the circumstances, restorative justice is “another tool in the belt” that police officers can consider as a viable alternative to pressing charges. “Restorative justice offers a resolution much more quickly than the court system,” says Palmer. The NSRJS notes that close to 70 per cent of its files involve young offenders. Under Canada’s Youth Criminal Justice Act, it’s stated that serious interventions such as incarceration should be reserved for more serious crimes. “If you have apprehended, in particular, a young person it compels considerations of extrajudicial measures,” says Palmer. Those could include informal warnings, Crown cautions, police referrals to community programs or agencies and referrals to pre-charge screening programs. North Van RCMP spokesman Cpl. Richard De Jong spoke about the pluses of the restorative justice program. “They are extremely valued when it comes to assisting police and resolving issues that are better handled outside the traditional justice system,” says De Jong. “Often with young offenders it is a wake-up call to the justice system.” In terms of police discretion in each individual case, the officer will determine, in consultation with the young offender’s guardian, if poor judgment was exercised or if the crime was a one-off and therefore meets the criteria for an extrajudicial measure such as restorative justice. As for whether or not that young person is likely to reoffend, said De Jong: “Generally, we are hopeful that they have learned from their mistakes.” The realization that the offender is accountable to the victim can often instill a change of behaviour, he added. Historically, the police have always had discretion in how investigations move forward. According to De Jong, officers have been employing restorative justice measures for low-level offences, mainly property mischief, long before it was labeled as such. “We knew at the time that it would just tie up the justice system. That’s not a good use of taxpayers’ dollars.” **** One of the biggest misconceptions around restorative justice, says Dr. Brenda Morrison, an expert in the field, is that it’s soft on crime or a slap on the wrist. continued, PAGE 10

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he glass beads from Jane’s Buddha necklace shattered on the pavement while she was being thrown to the ground and kicked in the head and side. She sustained a concussion, black eye and significant facial swelling in the blind-side attack that was triggered by a visual of Jane talking to the aggressor’s boyfriend. “It was a scary, scary experience. I was on the ground, and it was a lot of kicking,” recalls Jane, who, along with the offender, was a teenager at the time of the incident. The evidence plainly in front of her every time she looked in the mirror or painfully chewed her food, Jane, described by her mom as a pacifist, was more tortured by the thought of pressing charges. “There was a lot of pressure from people, from my family, who said: ‘She needs to get what’s coming to her.’” Jane (name has been changed) was told by the police officer assigned to the case that there would be a lot of paperwork, and that she probably wouldn’t hear back about a court date for half a year. “Just the whole process of going through the court system — it’s an intimidating thing,” says Jane. “It doesn’t leave a lot of opportunity for closure.” She spent a week lying in bed, vacillating with her feelings and labouring under the burden of social responsibility. In the end, Jane decided to take an alternate route on the path to justice — and, eventually, found a sense of peace that often eludes victims of crime. **** Jane put her trust in the provincially renowned North Shore Restorative Justice Society— a precharge, court diversion program where offenders and victims collectively decide on how to mend the emotional and material damage. In Jane’s case, and just like other files involving criminal offences that arrive at the NSRJS’s doorstep, it was the discretion of the police officer to decide whether or not the offender fit the criteria for the program. Both parties, the victim and the perpetrator, have to agree to take part in the process, with the offender also showing remorse from the outset. Equally as important to the outcome, the two versions of the incident need to line up — and the process has to be victim centred. “When you look at the formal criminal justice system, everyone naturally tends to focus on the offender because it’s about who did it, proving they did it and what punishment do they deserve,” says NSRJS executive director Teresa Canning. “The victim is really more, in my eyes, used as a witness to prove something happened.” In the often exhausting court process, adds Canning, the victim’s voice can become lost. At the same time, she is sensitive to the fact that restorative justice is not for every victim of crime. “It depends on the person’s values, how they were brought up, their past experiences — also, the type of crime, of course,” says Canning, who holds a degree in criminology. Along the restorative justice route a meeting is arranged between the victim and the offender, who, in some cases, haven’t come face-to-face since the incident. A lot of the times, the victim and the offender know each other. “We get a lot of fraud with youth and family, youth and grandparents, youth and parents,” explains Canning. “You do have a lot of crimes where people are connected. That’s one of the key reasons that people chose restorative justice, because they want to heal a relationship.” The non-profit NSRJS operates out of an “in-kind,” shoebox-sized space in the city, which means the faceto-face meetings are held off-site in a private room at one of the local recreation centres. Two volunteer facilitators, with backgrounds that range from sociologists to lawyers to youth workers, guide the session. Meanwhile, support people for both parties are also present. Jane’s parents and a friend were seated next to her when she faced her attacker for the first time. Her mom told The Outlook she was impressed by how

structured and methodically planned out the meeting was. “We later realized that we were requested to arrive 20 minutes earlier than the offender and her parents so that we would have time to settle ourselves and try to relax a bit,” said Jane’s mom. A circle of comfortable chairs with everyone’s name on them had been set up — but no table. This is intentional. Everything is laid out in the open. “I was nervous. It’s a lot of emotions coming together,” says Jane. At first she felt awkward sitting there with the offender and her parents. At the same time, Jane also wanted her to feel comfortable. Each of them was given an opportunity to tell their story — uninterrupted from start to finish. During one intense moment in the four-hour-long meeting, Jane showed the offender a picture of her badly bruised face. “She looked at it, and was like, ‘Wow,’” said Jane, who sensed her teenage peer was contrite. She also learned the offender had been dealing with some family problems on the night of the incident. “I got to see her perspective,” says Jane. They mutually decided what the atonement would be: Twenty hours of community service. When it was all said and done, the two young women hugged, and agreed that if they saw each other again the matter would not be mentioned. “It was really amazing — you felt this release,” said Jane of the restorative justice experience.

popular among teenagers. Essentially, young men, who are often intoxicated, bodycheck a fence and see how many panels they can knock down. “In this case they decided to do it on the street where they lived and, of course, got caught,” says Canning. “There was a huge amount of upset. The parents were ashamed because it was their neighbour’s fence.” In the restorative justice group meeting, it was decided the boys would rebuild the fence. “But 16-year-old boys don’t really know how to build a fence that would stay standing,” says Canning. So the male homeowner, who was the vandalism victim, and the boys and their fathers worked side-byside to mend the fence. The boys also paid for all the materials. “It allowed the boys to feel good and the parents to breathe a sigh of relief,” says Canning. “And everyone was so happy that they ended up having a barbecue lunch together when it was done.” Another area in the NSRJS’s repertoire of services is settling garden-variety neighbourhood disputes: dogs barking, trees encroaching on property lines, etc. “The neighborhood disputes, in all honesty, take way more time because there is so much history. People have lived together for long, there is so much backstory. They are a lot trickier than any criminal file we work on,” laughs Canning. The NSRJS also hosts community dialogues that are relevant to all sectors of the population. On the one-year anniversary of the Stanley Cup riot **** in Vancouver, the NSRJS put on a session where 30 people, ranging in age from 8 to 80, came to “You do have a lot of crimes where talk about the riot’s lingering after-effects. people are connected. That’s one of the “There were a lot key reasons that people chose restorative of seniors that were terrified of youth,” justice, because they want to heal a says Canning. “We had so many that lived relationship.” on Lonsdale say that Teresa Canning they would not leave their homes after dark NSRJS executive director because they were worried about youth.” Lindy Pfeil is the NSRJS’s coordinator of school programs, which launched last fall after a pattern Another NSRJS case reveals the emotional collater- was noticed: Many of the files the NSRJS was receival damage a crime can leave in its wake. ing had turned criminal after originating in the school A local loss prevention officer, who, for privacy yards. reasons will remain anonymous, spoke to The Outlook “A lot of files that come in, it seems like there is a about how apprehending a shoplifting suspect left a disconnect between the youths and their community,” negative impact on him. The loss prevention officer says Pfeil. was left with two options after the older man had The focus of program is to create a sense of belongbeen caught stealing several times: Press charges or ing through student sharing circles and work with take part in the restorative justice program. the school community to build a holistic approach to By sitting down with the man, he was able to help preventing conflict. him understand where he was coming from. Pfeil, who has a background in education and psy“I just wanted him to know it was nothing personal, chology, says it’s important the students learn more I was just doing my job,” said the loss prevention offiabout each other in a way that’s not perpetuating the cer, who today remains in contact with the older man. bully or the class clown. Those in the field say restorative justice helps reOn Pink Shirt Day, also known as anti-bullying day, store harmony to a community after a crime has been the NSRJS will host a youth dialogue at Mountaincommitted. side Secondary at 6 p.m. One of Canning’s favourite stories happened many The Feb. 26 event will focus on conversations years ago when an activity called “fence bowling” was around “Identity” as it relates to bullying.

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“Usually when people are bullied — whether youth or adult — it’s about how they look, what they sound like, the colour of their skin, so many things like that,” said NSRJS program manager and event organizer Christianne Paras. “So what we are hoping is that it’s going to be a conversation about who you are, and it’s going to be based on empowerment, inclusion and acceptance.” **** Arson, assault and mischief were the three most common offences, among a total of 84 files referred to the NSRJS last year from the North Vancouver RCMP, the West Vancouver Police Department, social services agencies and community members. Those cases touched on issues of mental health, drug addiction, anger issues and family history. Canning reports an increase in the seriousness of files the NSRJS receives. This isn’t necessarily to say that serious crime on the North Shore is on the rise, but rather that the 17-year-old local restorative justice program has gained credibility in the policing community. “We used to see cases of kids caught stealing a candy bar. We haven’t seen those lately,” says Canning. The NSRJS team works with police officers to educate them on the program, and encourages them to take their own informal measures when they come across a relatively innocuous crime. As WVPD spokesman Const. Jeff Palmer explains, depending on the circumstances, restorative justice is “another tool in the belt” that police officers can consider as a viable alternative to pressing charges. “Restorative justice offers a resolution much more quickly than the court system,” says Palmer. The NSRJS notes that close to 70 per cent of its files involve young offenders. Under Canada’s Youth Criminal Justice Act, it’s stated that serious interventions such as incarceration should be reserved for more serious crimes. “If you have apprehended, in particular, a young person it compels considerations of extrajudicial measures,” says Palmer. Those could include informal warnings, Crown cautions, police referrals to community programs or agencies and referrals to pre-charge screening programs. North Van RCMP spokesman Cpl. Richard De Jong spoke about the pluses of the restorative justice program. “They are extremely valued when it comes to assisting police and resolving issues that are better handled outside the traditional justice system,” says De Jong. “Often with young offenders it is a wake-up call to the justice system.” In terms of police discretion in each individual case, the officer will determine, in consultation with the young offender’s guardian, if poor judgment was exercised or if the crime was a one-off and therefore meets the criteria for an extrajudicial measure such as restorative justice. As for whether or not that young person is likely to reoffend, said De Jong: “Generally, we are hopeful that they have learned from their mistakes.” The realization that the offender is accountable to the victim can often instill a change of behaviour, he added. Historically, the police have always had discretion in how investigations move forward. According to De Jong, officers have been employing restorative justice measures for low-level offences, mainly property mischief, long before it was labeled as such. “We knew at the time that it would just tie up the justice system. That’s not a good use of taxpayers’ dollars.” **** One of the biggest misconceptions around restorative justice, says Dr. Brenda Morrison, an expert in the field, is that it’s soft on crime or a slap on the wrist. continued, PAGE 10

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“Things go from bad to worse for him.” While this may be his first novel, Brown’s been making a living with words for years as a copywriter and communications specialist. A few years ago he was lunching with a client who told him about a soccer mom who was clipping buds at a grow-op to support her family. And while that isn’t the premise of his book, it illustrated the pervasiveness of bud in B.C. culture and the shifting attitudes toward weed. “There’s a story in that,” he thought to himself. The first couple hundred pages of his manuscript took nearly two years to finish. Then, after a writing retreat at the Banff Centre, Brown returned home with a first draft. To create an authentic world of clandestine B.C. grow-ops and growers, Brown devoured books and newspaper articles on the subject; interviewed people who worked in grow-ops; and emailed the “Prince of Pot” Mark Emery, who is currently serving time in a U.S. prison for selling cannabis seeds, to read the early drafts of his novel. He also visited pot-growing hotspots in B.C. to clandestinely snap photos so he could better visualize the growers and the culture. Four years after he started the book, he had a completed manuscript, but no publisher. Eventually after contacting literary agents and doing some rewrites, his book was sold to Toronto-based publisher Dundurn. Almost Criminal was appropriately released on April 20, which coincided with “4/20,” an annual event where

www.northshoreoutlook.com pot legalization rallies are held across North America under a cloud of pot smoke. Most of Brown’s day-job work doesn’t get a byline, so it was a nice change to have his name on something, even if he did have to alter it slightly because a sci-fi writer of the same name already existed. To avoid any confusion, he’s gone with E.R. Brown for his fiction writing. With only one title on bookstore shelves, E.R. Brown isn’t planning on quitting his daytime job anytime soon but he already has another book that’s nearly finished. And so far, the reviews for his first have been gushing. The Globe and Mail, for example, had this to say about Almost Criminal: “Funny and twisted in the same vein as Breaking Bad. This is Brown’s debut and it’s an auspicious one.” Still, Brown knows that he’s in tough in the paperback category of the Edgars, up against Stephen King and some other strong nominees from big U.S. publishing houses. But the fact that this is his first book and he had limited distribution in the U.S. has him feeling like the nomination alone is a victory. On May 1, Brown will don a tux and attend the awards gala in New York, where he’ll be rubbing shoulders with the genre’s top writers. And you never know, there could be a surprise ending on awards night when they announce the winners. For more about Almost Criminal, visit erbrown.com On Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., Brown will be reading from his new book at the Welsh Hall West at the West Van Meghan McAloney Memorial Library.

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In her research, Morrison, a professor at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Restorative Justice, has found recidivism for certain crimes can be reduced when this practice is applied. While working at the Australian National University she co-conducted a randomized controlled trial that found the rate of reoffence for youth committing minor and serious assaults diminished by 25 per cent through the use of restorative justice. A May 2013 report from the Correctional Service of Canada, involving a preliminary examination of the impact of restorative justice opportunities, revealed the following conclusion: “Although the rates of reoffending are too low to detect a reliable difference, the trend suggests that after one year of release, offenders involved in face to face victim-offender mediation had fewer returns to custody with an offence than a matched comparison group…” Even those responsible for more serious felonies, including murder, can use restorative justice as an effective tool during the rehabilitation process. “If you can commit such a serious crime and you haven’t made amends, you carry that for the rest of your life,” says Morrison. She points to the case of Squamish resident Katy Hutchison, whose husband died after being assaulted by two young men in 1997. Ryan Aldridge, who later pleaded guilty to assault in the case and received a conditional discharge, insisted on meeting Hutchison on the evening of his arrest, after seeing her break down in a police videotape. Aldridge is now married with a child, and, alongside Hutchinson, speaks about his experience at schools and other events. “It was a huge gift to Ryan, and it helped him move on with his life,” says

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beaver ponds and marshland. “I’m not here to scare people. And S tA f f R e P o Rt e R I’m not trying to give people doom and sleil-Waututh Nation heredigloom,” says Laboucan-Massimo, whose tary Chief Ernie George solmain message was to encourage the emnly recalls a time when life Tsleil-Waututh, whose territory is at the was simpler. terminus of the Trans Mountain pipeline, Before there was TV. And when plant- to not give up their fight. ing a stick in the ground and batting it Fellow environmentalist Ben West with another stick could satiate him on shared some of the research that he has an idle summer afternoon. done on the oil sands industry. Diving into the Burrard Inlet every The Tar Sands Campaign Director with morning before breakfast and the daily ForestEthics Advocacy says, with the chores was routine. pipeline expansion, the smallest tanker “So our entertainment was the water, it to ply these waters would be 150 metres was the beach,” says George. “And we had long, with the largest stretching out 300 to catch our own lunch.” metres. To put it in perspective, West says That entailed digging for clams or fishthe larger tanker is one-and-a-half times ing. A common saying amongst the Tsleil- the height of the Shangri-La Hotel in Waututh was: “When the tide went out, Vancouver, the tallest building in the city. the table was set.” The twinning of Kinder Morgan’s But now industrialization has TransMountain pipeline would increase encroached upon the area and polluted oil traffic in the Burrard Inlet from the waters east of Maplewood Flats. 300,000 to 890,000 barrels of diluted Crab fishing is the only sustainable food bitumen a day. resource left for “The People of the Inlet.” “The biggest problem we’ve got is people There have been other environmental don’t think there’s an alternative,” says changes as well. George estimates that West, who added one viable alternative is he has lost 35 feet off the west side of his encouraging the government to invest in oceanfront property, as the water creeps renewable energy sources. closer and closer. He concluded his presentation by encour“High tide in my day was 12 to 13 feet. aging non-natives to “stand shoulder-toWe are getting to 16 foot 7 (inches) now. shoulder with First Nations in this fight.” That’s a lot of water,” says George. “It really is at the grassroots that projThe elder was speaking to a group of ects like this are stopped,” says West. mainly Tsleil-Waututh members and a The Tsleil-Waututh have added their handful of Deep Cove residents gathered name to the long list of governments at the Burrard Band’s community centre and environmental and citizens’ groups on Feb. 10 for a roundtable discussion on that have applied for intervenor status the implications of Kinder Morgan’s pipe- in National Energy Board’s review of the line expansion proposal. pipeline expansion proposal. Melina Laboucan-Massimo, member of Carleen Thomas, Tsleil-Waututh’s the Lubicon Cree First Nation in Alberta, project manager of intergovernmental was on hand to offer the Tsleil-Waututh relations, said, to this point, they have a cautionary tale. In 2011, her village, refused any kind of dialogue with Kinder which is located 30 kilometres outside of Morgan because the NEB doesn’t fulfill Peace River, was hit by one of the biggest the obligation of the federal government. oil spills in Alberta’s history. “We have constitutionally-protected Close to 28,000 barrels of crude oil con- rights that Kinder Morgan doesn’t have taminated more than three hectares of the power to work on with us as a First Nations,” Thomas told The Outlook last week. “They are saying, basicalthat we do have to follow the proVALUE PRICED ly, cess, so that’s why we made the deciMediterranean Grill sion to apply for intervenor status.” The Tsleil-Waututh has implored d i n e i n • ta k e o u t • d e l i v e r y 1356 Marine Drive • North Van • kypriaki.ca • 604.985.7955 Minister of Natural Resources Joe

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Casa Lapostolle 2011 ‘Casa’ Chardonnay | Casablanca, Chile | $25-ish | Private Wine Stores The breezy, coastal region is as dreamy as it sounds, notable for bright and well-structured Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs, Rosés and Pinot Noirs. When you’re close to the ocean, you’re probably eating a lot of fish, and this Chardonnay will certainly treat fish well.

Coldstream Hills 2011 Pinot Noir | Yarra Valley, Australia | $35ish | Private Wine Stores The cool-climate Yarra Valley in Victoria is turning a lot of heads for good reason lately. Breezes flowing up from Antarctica over the Great Southern Ocean moderate temperatures well, providing lovely acidity in the area’s wines. This splendid Pinot has oodles of truffles on the nose, as perfumed cherries and raspberries swarm the palate. Fresh, clean and lovely.

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Perfect Pairings: Kurtis Kolt teams up with Loblaw’s City Market It’s a new year and Outlook wine columnist Kurtis Kolt is hunting the aisles of North Van’s Loblaw’s City Market in search of the perfect pairings to go along with his weekly wine picks. Now, let’s get pairing: You know, I just can’t pass by that wall of cheese in the store without taking advantage of its breadth. Fortunately, the first couple of wines mentioned in this week’s column, the La Chablisienne 2011 1er Cru Fourchaume or Casa Lapostolle 2011 ‘Casa’ Chardonnay, are tailor-made for enjoying with cheese. Moonstruck Organic Cheese’s Tomme d’Or is a raw cow’s milk cheese that has some nutty notes and a slightly buttery texture; fantastic with the creamy, custardy aspects of the Chablis. The Alexis de Portneuf Caprano, a rich goat milk cheese, has a depth of citrus flavor and none of the bitterness some may associate with goat cheese. With our Chilean Chardonnay, it’s as if you’re adding a tropical fruit compote, giving things a nice contrast. Coldstream Hills 2011 Pinot Noir, with its abundant berry fruit, truffle and mushroom characteristics and cheery quaffability will lap up something like President’s Choice Easy Cook Porchetta with ease. The salty, juiciness of the pork along with the spice will be perfectly balanced out. Finally, with big reds like Rothschild Mouton Cadet 2010 Réserve Médoc or the Costes du Chateau FéretLambert 2010, I always get a hankering for red meat. AAA Beef Tenderloin Roast, anyone? Feel free to do it peppercorncrusted, the minerality of the wines will latch onto those peppery notes well.

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Eco version of world’s top seller stingy on gas Th TToyota C The Corolla ll is i the h bbest hi ddesign. i The Th eye-catching lower stance, standard LED selling car of all time, worldprojector headlamps and wide, selling 1.3 million units sleeker bodywork now make in Canada alone since it was this a car people would be introduced in 1966. proud to own. To say the Corolla is a big deal for Toyota is an underInside statement as it represents The dash is wide and flat 47 per cent of all passenger with easy to see, and use, For those that sales for Toyota Canada. But radio and heat controls, place fuel economy the Corolla is also a big deal but the look is fresh and for Canada as it is made in over everything, the contemporary. The seats now Ontario and the Cambridge sit lower in the car to make Corolla Eco might just assembly plant. Cambridge room for the slightly lower was selected as the lead plant be worth a look as it roofline, but I found getting for vehicle development, as takes an already thrifty in and out no problem. it makes cars for all of North car and squeezes even The seats provide excellent America, the Corolla’s biggest and comfort. more out of each litre support market. The back seat has a lot of fuel. This new 2014 Corolla has more legroom because been on sale here since the the wheelbase of this new Zack Spencer fall of 2013 and by the nummodel has been stretched ber I see on the road, it looks by 10 cms. The car is also to be a hit already. slightly wider, making hip room impressive. For those that place fuel economy over Overall the cabin is large and airy and everything, the Corolla Eco might just be nicely put together, considering the price. worth a look as it takes an already thrifty Since the S, LE or Eco models will be the car and squeezes even more out of each sales leaders, Toyota has kitted all three litre of fuel. out with a 6.1-inch touch-screen radio that includes Bluetooth streaming audio, phone Looks connectivity and a backup camera. Faux One major criticism of Toyota as a brand, leather seats are available on the S and LE and the Corolla, in particular, has been drab but not the Eco. The good news is that all styling. Toyota recently has been walking models come with heated front seats. a nice line between updating their lineup

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Drive All but the Eco model come with a 132hp version of the 1.8L 4-cylinder engine carried over from the last car. The Eco gets a 140hp version that comes with Toyota’s Valevematic technology that helps to pump out the extra 8hp, yet improves fuel economy. The base CE is sold with either a 6-speed manual or the 4-speed automatic found in the last model. The only other model to be offered with a manual is the S trim. That leaves the LE and Eco with a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT),

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Driving topless in the Valley of Fire Las Vegas, Nevada – Took the all-new BMW 4 Series Cabriolet on one of those leisurely and slow drives typical of a Sunday through Nevada’s stunningly beautiful Valley of Fire National Park. Problem was that it was a Tuesday and the only other car on the road seemed to be the somewhat inappropriately named pace car ahead that kept our speed to a fraction below the posted 30 mph speed limit (which is 48.280 km/h to be precise). Apparently, the overzealous state troopers, you know the guys with the mirrored sunglasses, had warned the Bavarian hosts that they would hold them responsible for any outrageous road behaviour, hence the socalled pace cars ahead of each group of pearl white 435i cabriolets. This topless edition joins its coupe sibling in the new 4 series classification which is really a new name for 3 Series two-door models. Just like the 2 Series, coupes are actually two-door 1 Series models. Oh, never mind. Anyway, this is a tourer for those with the cash rather than the sports-minded — $67,400 for the test car — so perhaps the afternoon stroll was more appropriate than a blast on the nearby freeway. (A base 428i version starts at $56,600, and comes with a 2.0-litre, 241 hp, turbocharged four-cylinder engine.) If you are looking for feedback through the steering, you are not going to get much but there is no argument that it offers a smooth ride and cornering is effortless at 32 mph – devils aren’t we? Once out of the park, the Smokey bears joined the press pack as impromptu pace cars! One ahead of us pulled off at a donut shop as we hit the highway. Here was our chance to open up. A bit. The 300-hp turbo inline-six swiftly moved through eight-speed auto tranny to 100 klicks in a smidgen under six seconds then I chickened out. (Sixspeed manual transmissions will be available in Canada, which should increase sportiness in performance.) Rumours circulated at the evening dinner that a member of the Russian press corps had secured a $1,000 fine on that same stretch of road at about the time my co-driver and I had taken turns to punch the pedal and play briefly with steering-wheel mounted paddle gear changers. Oh, and that’s when he

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CHILDREN ........................................80-98 EMPLOYMENT .............................102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES...................203-387

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

PETS & LIVESTOCK ......................453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE...........503-587

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REAL ESTATE ...............................603-696 RENTALS ......................................703-757 AUTOMOTIVE ..............................804-862 MARINE .......................................903-920

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108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 134

BC Cancer Foundation Legacies accepted. 604.877.6040 or visit: bccancerfoundation.com

TRAVEL.............................................61-76

It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event of failure to publish an advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes for typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Landscaping Sales & Service Opportunities Up To $400 CASH Daily

F/T & P/T Outdoors. Spring / Summer Work. Seeking Honest, Hard Working Staff. www.PropertyStarsJobs.com UP TO $400 CASH daily. FT & PT Outdoors, Spring/Summer work. Seeking honest, hard-working staff. PropertyStarsJobs.com. WANTED: OPERATIONS FORESTER required to lead team in Alberta. Permanent full-time opportunity for qualified experienced forester with supervisory experience. Email resume to: njb_ins@telus.net

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COMING EVENTS

INFORMATION ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2014-2016 BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis

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

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca

Denied Long-Term Disability Benefits or Other Insurance? If YES, call or email for your

FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION

and protect your right to compensation. 778.588.7049 Toll Free: 1.888.988.7052 Julie@LawyersWest.ca www.LawyersWest.ca

BRIGHTON COLLEGE - Train to be a Health Care Aide in 26 weeks. 604.901.5120

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

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BRANCH MANAGER & Counter Parts Person required for automotive parts, HD parts and body shop supply business in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Parts experience required. Email: radirect@telus.net.

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TIMESHARE

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

• Annual Starting Revenue of $24,000 - $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 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.

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

COUNTER ATTENDANTS 457795 BC Ltd dba Subway restaurant loc’d at 6610 Royal Ave., West Vancouver, BC, requires F/T Food Service Counter Attendants. Duties include; taking orders, serving customers at counter, accepting payments, preparing foods items, wrapping and packing food for dine-in or take-out, receiving supplies & filling refrigerators. Min 1/yr exp. Salary $13/hr. Fax resumes: 604-597-4470 or email: shiraz.dossa@gmail.com

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

EDUCATION

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

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EDUCATION

PERSONAL SERVICES 182

FINANCIAL SERVICES

MECHANIC

Required F/T for Vancouver Outboard. Primary duties will include maintenance troubleshooting and repair of diesel & gas marine engines. Knowledgeable in vessel electrical systems is an asset. Must have own tools and a valid drivers license. Exc. Compensation Based On Experience. Please forward resume: vancouveroutboard@ telus.net

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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.

PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

SUTCO requires a dispatcher for flat deck division, position is based in Salmon Arm BC. Working knowledge of highway logistics is a must. Experience with Qualcomm and Tailwinds Programs would be definite asset. Sutco is an equal opportunity employer and offers employees great pay, extended health benefits, and a pension plan. Submit resumes on line www.sutco.ca / fax to 250 357 2009 or email brandon@sutco.ca

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HELP WANTED

TRAVEL 74

Vancouver family requires fulltime live-in caregiver. Duties include light housekeeping, transportation for children to and from school and other outings, meal preparation and other personal tasks as needed. Seeking compassionate, confident and dependable candidates only. Valid BC driver’s license and references required. Previous experience caring for children desired. Work will be fulltime, 40 hours per week with flexible hours. CAD $10.33 per hour. Please fax resumes to: (604) 682-6183

TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/ Condominium Manager ONLINE! Graduates get access to all jobs posted with us. 33 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

MOTHERS OF 6-10 YEAR OLDS needed for internet study about parenting. Receive $15. Call the UBC Parenting Lab, Psychology Department toll-free: 1-866-558-5581.

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COUNTER ATTENDANTS - The owner of two companies; 457795 BC Ltd and 0802304 BC Ltd dba as 1 Subway restaurant located at 6610 Royal Ave., West Vancouver, BC, & a 2nd Subway at 2920 Lonsdale, North Vancouver, BC, requires several F/T Food Service Counter Attendants for the restaurants. Duties include taking orders, serving customers at the counter, accepting pymts, preparing food items, wrapping & packing food for dine-in or take-out, receiving supplies & filling refrigerators. Starting salary $11/hr. Fax resume to: 604-597-4470 or email: shiraz.dossa@gmail.com

HOME CARE/SUPPORT

LIVE-IN CAREGIVER

Quality Assurance Course for Health Canada’s COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM. February 22 & 23 Best Western Hotel, Kelowna, BC. Tickets: www.greenlineacademy.com or 1-855-860-8611 or 250-870-1882.

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Live-in Caregiver for elderly male is needed. North Van area. Min wage. Email, wandgo@yahoo.ca

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Civil Engineering Technologist II (re-Advertisement) District of Kitimat, full time permanent, wage range $37.94 - $45.90, over two years. Civil Technologist diploma required. Duties include infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipality’s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proficient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D. and MS Office. Valid BC driver’s license required. Submit resumes by February 27, 2014, 4:40 pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Fax (250) 632-4995, or email dok@kitimat.ca. Further information can be obtained from our website at www.kitimat.ca

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES PERSONAL SERVICES 182

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COMPUTER SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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EDUCATION .Curve communications 1.855.615.4208

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT Our HCA program is for students with strong wills and warm hearts. Learn how to work with a team of health care professionals to identify and address the unique needs of each unique client. Career Opportunities: Community Health Worker O Care Aide Home Support O Acute & Complex Care

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 257

DRYWALL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING

WHITE WALL DRYWALL INC. SteelStud*Boarding*Taping*Texture Free Estimates. 604-936-9601.

260

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

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

GARDENING

338

BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com

F Grass cutting - 1-4 x month F Hedge Trimming & Pruning F Spring Cleanup

10% off with this ad

Call Joe 604-220-4442.

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Gutter & Roof Cleaning since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

LUNN CONSTRUCTION *FOUNDATION *FRAMING *FINISHING

PLUMBING

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

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PRESSURE WASHING

POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627

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

All Aspects of Construction

Renovations Welcome FULLY INSURED

Call 778-686-5866

Brad’s Bin Service 604.220.5865

PETS 477

PETS

BERNESE CKC PUPPIES, ready now! $1500 Call 778240-1860 or 604-897-0485 whitecrosskennel.ca CANE CORSO MASTIFF - pure bred pups, shots, dewormed, vet checked. $1000: Call 604-826-7634 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 Lab X pups, extremely social, possible Newfoundland genetics, 45lbs max, all black, ready now $500, super smart Call/text (604)845-3972

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 Save-More Roofing - Specializing in New Roofs, Re-Roofs & Repairs. 778-892-1266

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MOVING & STORAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVING www.affordablemoversbc.com

$45/Hr

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

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

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SAWMILLS from only $4,897 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

Pekingese P/B female pup, Reg’d Micro-chipped, Cert of Pedigree. 1Year Guar. $895. 604-353-8750 charlesfoyers@gmail.com

Pomeranian P/B male pup, Reg’d Micro-chipped, Cert of Pedigree. 1Year Guar. $895. 604-353-8750 charlesfoyers@gmail.com

Call 604-720-0931

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LEGAL

Farid Vandehzad is indebted to Mitchell’s Towing Ltd. for storage on a 1998 Chrysler Intrepid with VIN: 2C3HH46RXWH209943

RENTALS RENT TO OWN

A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $5,403.81 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 14th day of March, 2014 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The Vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Ave, Langley, BC V3A 4L8. The Vehicle was placed in storage on July 16th, 2013.

STOP RENTING! RENT TO OWN! No Qualifications! Flexible Terms! CLOVERDALE - 60th and 176th Spacious 1 Bedroom Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Req’d 604-657-9422

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SOUTH SURREY EXECUTIVE

For more info. call Elite Bailiff

Fully Furnished & Equipped

Services at 604-539-9900 WWW.REPOBC.COM

Short Term or Long term! Hotel Living

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! $2250/mo. Avail. Now

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT Whereas;

Steven Thomas Royer is indebted to Mitchell’s Towing Ltd. for storage on a 1998 Chevrolet Metro with VIN: 2C1MR2262W6726380 A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $6,481.70 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 14th day of March, 2014 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The Vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Ave, Langley, BC V3A 4L8. The Vehicle was placed in storage on August 31st, 2013.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

604.488.9161

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

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

HOMES WANTED

For more info. call Elite Bailiff

Services at 604-539-9900

We Buy Homes BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-657-9422

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Local & long distance Movers

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT Whereas;

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1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.

BROTHERS MOVING & DELIVERY

AUTO FINANCING

The Scrapper

But Dead Bodies!!

Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

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Restless Leg Syndrome & Leg Cramps? Fast Relief In One Hour. Sleep At Night. Proven For Over 32 Years. www.allcalm.com Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.

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Hauling Anything..

TRANSPORTATION

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

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

REAL ESTATE

bradsjunkremoval.com

604.220.JUNK(5865)

MISC. FOR SALE

1/4”, 3/8” Plate. Var sizes & widths available. 7 truck loads of Plate still available. Call for lists of loads. 400,000 lbs 1/2” X 4’ wide, Coils Mild Steel 4½” ODx.337 wall & 7” ODx.317 wall x 44’ Pipe. Sea Container - 20’ $1,999 & 40’ $2,199. Call or email for further information or prices. TARGET STEEL & SEA CONTAINER SALES targetterry5@gmail.com 604-792-3434

RUBBISH REMOVAL

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

REAL ESTATE

FEBRUARY STEEL OF A DEAL

MINI DACHSHUND puppies - born Dec.11, 2 females, unique smooth coat silver dapple, raised by 12 yr old girl in 4H dog obediance, well socialized. 1st shots and deworming, $800 (will go toward education fund) 604-820-4827 Mission

CUSTOM DESIGN AVAILABLE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call National Teleconnect Today! 1-866-443-4408. www.nationalteleconnect.com.

Running this ad for 10yrs

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

Comm/Res, Free Estimates.

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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ELECTRICAL

DHALIWAL GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING

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604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

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

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District

NOTICE Section 187 of the Local Government Act (RSBC). Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District will permanently dedicate approximately 14.2 square meters to District of North Vancouver as road from PID 012-557-871 Block J District Lot 266 Plan 22028, located in District of North Vancouver at 1st Street and Philip Avenue, in exchange for other land under the terms of a Land Exchange Agreement.

Lace up for someone you love

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

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North Shore living at its best THE MOST ANTICIPATED NEW COMMUNITY COMING SOON TO CENTRAL LONSDALE

Live at the heart of it all This spring, Onni will unveil the newest and largest mixed-use community in North Vancouver. At the gateway to Central Lonsdale, enjoy first-class amenities with over 90,000 sq. ft. of retail space including a premier full service grocery store, coffee shop, restaurant, and more just steps from your front door. CentreView’s two towers showcase superbly appointed 1 to 2 bedroom homes with unparalleled interiors and breathtaking views.

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This is not an offering for sale. Any such offering can only be made by way of disclosure. Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Renderings are artist’s interpretation only. E. & O.E.


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