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Divers find body trapped in 15 feet of water Benjamin Alldritt

A worker at North Vancouver’s Lynnterm dock was killed Wednesday afternoon when his forklift tumbled into the harbour and trapped him underwater.

Kevin Lowes, a 44-year-old Chilliwack man, was one of two men moving a pair of forklifts and some welding equipment onto a floating barge ramp when one of the pontoons supporting the ramp gave way. “One of the forklifts fell over the side with the operator inside,” said Cpl. Peter DeVries, spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP. “That went down to the bottom and he was trapped inside.” Canadian Coast Guard communications officer Dan Bate said four divers and a hovercraft were dispatched from Sea Island to try and rescue Lowes, who was under 15 feet of water. “It took them a bit of time to discover (the forklift) because of the debris and items in the water,” Bate said. Once they had freed him, the dive team lifted the man to a waiting Vancouver Police Department boat, which brought him to paramedics on the shore. “This was about an hour and a half after the fact. They made some attempts to revive him but they weren’t able to,” said DeVries. See Accident page 5

City council denies 3 a.m. liquor licence to Mosquito Creek bar Benjamin Alldritt

CITY of North Vancouver councillors have refused to allow the Mosquito Creek Bar and Grill to extend its serving hours from 1:30 a.m. to 3 a.m.

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DISTRICT of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton and City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto pile garbage atop a pickup truck parked at the Lonsdale Quay SeaBus Terminal Wednesday. The 156 garbage bags represent what the average Vancouver area resident throws in the regional garbage stream each year, according to Metro Vancouver staff who organized the publicity event. See story page 3.


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Dr. Peter honoured by his peers Parents continue North Van doctor’s AIDS awareness legacy

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GROWING up, Peter Jepson-Young was a typical North Shore kid. He was outgoing and athletic, a swimming instructor, lifeguard and an avid skier. And he had wanted to be a doctor for as long as anyone could remember.

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He achieved that goal, graduating from medical school at the University of British Columbia in 1985. But one year later the young doctor was an AIDS patient, one of the first documented cases in British Columbia at a time when paranoia and stigma about the disease were at their peak. Known simply as Dr. Peter, Jepson-Young bravely went public with his struggle with the disease four years later, appearing on CBC news 111 times in the two years prior to his death in 1992. Shortly before he died he established the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, which has continued his legacy campaigning for AIDS awareness and care for AIDS patients, a legacy that has been recognized by his peers nearly 20 years after his death. On May 8, Dr. Peter was posthumously awarded the UBC Medical Alumni Association’s Silver Anniversary Award. There to receive the award on his behalf was his mother, Shirley Young. “Oh, it was a wonderful award,” said Young on the phone from her Edgemont Village home. “It was the 25th medical alumni award, which means he was voted by his classmates, so that would mean a lot to him.” Along with her husband, Bob, Young now manages the Dr. Peter Foundation, which runs the Dr. Peter Centre in Vancouver’s West End, providing day therapy and residency programs to people living with AIDS. While medical treatment for the disease has come a long way since her son was living with AIDS, Young said brutal and demanding drug therapies are often beyond the reach of people already living in unstable environments. “We have so many people infected with HIV and AIDS who are living on the edge,” she said. “It’s very hard for them, and that’s where the centre comes in because they come there for help with their medicines and their other therapies and they get nutritious meals. It’s just wonderful.” While public fear around AIDS has lessened from the days when Young said the disease was regarded as a “modern-day leprosy,” ignorance and stigma are still rampant in some communities. “It has improved somewhat, thankfully — not completely,” she said. “At the Dr. Peter Centre, the participants who come there, still some of them haven’t told their families because they know that they’d be ostracized. It’s hard to believe that after all these years there’s still an element of ignorance of AIDS and the fact that they can’t catch it by being with them and hugging them, but it’s there.” Also hard to believe, Young said, is that nearly 25 years after her NEWS photo Paul McGrath son was diagnosed, there is still a lack of education around HIV and AIDS prevention. She said she’s carried on in the spirit of Peter, who SHIRLEY and Bob Jepson display the UBC Medical Alumni’s Silver Anniversary spoke frequently to high school and university students, medical Award given posthumously to their son, Dr. Peter Jepson-Young, last week. nprofessionals, church groups and even prisoners about safer sex and sure he’d become the victim of a gay bashing.” condom use, but the message still isn’t getting across to young people. “I’ve spoken at several schools . . . and when I tell the kids about promiscuous sexual But what happened was just the opposite. The support the CBC received after behaviour, that it just increases their exposure, they’re shocked,” she said, recalling a featuring Dr. Peter’s segments turned what was to be a one-week feature into a twoyoung UBC student who thought there was a pill on the market that could prevent year series that eventually became a documentary film that was nominated for an HIV transmission. No such pill exists, and although the survival rates for individuals Academy Award in 1994 — the same year actor Tom Hanks won the Oscar for his with HIV and AIDS are increasing, there is still no known cure for the disease. To portrayal of a gay man living with AIDS in Philadephia. Young noted Hanks is now an illustrate this point, Young notes nine participants in programs at the Dr. Peter Centre honourary patron of the Dr. Peter Foundation. The documentary, available at libraries, is also used in some nursing curricula in have already passed away this year. “The scary part is that it’s not being talked about,” Young said. “And young people the province. Although nothing can replace her son, Young takes heart in his legacy are coming into an age bracket where they’re becoming sexually active, they don’t which has lived through his TV appearances and charitable organizations. The Dr. Peter Centre is now an international model for offering AIDS treatment and comfort know that this could happen.” Young said her son realized early on that putting a human face on AIDS was the care and a destination for health-care providers the world over. And it’s all because of most effective way to get the message out about prevention, although going public the courageous young man who refused to stay silent. was nearly unheard of in the early ’90s. “Initally we were frightened for him, we thought it was very risky, we thought he “It was huge for him to go on TV,” she remembered. “Here he was losing his was putting himself in harm’s way,” said Young. “But he insisted. He said, ‘If I can vision, he didn’t even have his guide dog yet, and he was going to go on television and help one person it’s worth it.’ say ‘Hello, my name is Peter. I’m a doctor, I’m gay and I have AIDS.’ We thought for “Well, he ended up helping the world.”

WV property company backtracks on evictions Bethany Lindsay

THE West Vancouver property company under fire for evicting an 82-year-old ovarian cancer patient has offered her a new suite at the same rate, and says it will pay her moving expenses. Hollyburn Properties Ltd. has been criticized this month for an eviction notice issued to Lynne Stevens, a 41-year resident of Emerald Terrace in Vancouver’s West End. She and another tenant were told they had 60 days to leave their suites so that the company can convert them into managers’ apartments.

On Wednesday, Hollyburn announced that it had offered the two tenants newly renovated suites in the same building, both at the same monthly rent they are paying in their current suites. A press release described the new suites as offering “similar layouts” to their current apartments. “As part of the offer, Hollyburn will pay all of their moving and related expenses (i.e. utility connection fees), and we will work with each resident to come up with a flexible moving schedule over the next month and a half,” Hollyburn said in the release. Hollyburn General Manager Allan Wasel said Thursday that the company had yet to reach a deal with the two tenants. “I’m remaining positive,” he said. “It’s looking like we’re coming to an agreement with at least one of the parties.”

“This is on average what every single Metro Vancouver resident produces per year,” said District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton of the 156 garbage bags. Both Walton and City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto attended the Watch Your Waste campaign on behalf of Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Challenge. The initiative aims to reduce, reuse or recycle 70 per cent of Metro Vancouver’s landfill-bound garbage by 2015. About 55 per cent of Metro Vancouver’s 3.5 million tonnes of waste is currently diverted from landfills. An additional 600,000 tonnes of trash must be reduced for Metro Vancouver to achieve the 70-per-cent waste reduction target. While the region surpassed the 22-percent average waste diversion rate across Canada, Metro Vancouver councillors continue to press for a further reduction of waste. “We need to reduce before we even think about reusing and recycling,” Mussatto said. “The less we use, the less we need to take to the landfill and the less we need to consider how to dispose of other ways.” In addition to waste reduction, Metro Vancouver promotes other initiatives to lessen the amount of trash that enters landfills each year. Reusing and recycling more material is one suggested strategy to help reach the 2015 target. Metro Vancouver is also considering the use of waste-to-energy plants, a controversial method involving the burning of garbage to create heat and electricity. The push for new strategies stems from the large economic and environmental costs of waste management. Metro Vancouver spent approximately $100 million managing waste in 2007. The region’s draft waste management plan remains under consideration. A number of public consultation hearings took place across the region in recent weeks and Metro Vancouver continues to seek public input regarding the issue until July 14. Mussatto said Metro Vancouver citizens must take part in the Zero Waste Challenge’s push for reduced waste. The volume of solid waste entering landfills is simply not sustainable, he said. “We are one of the highest producers of garbage anywhere. We can’t keep producing so much waste because we will run out of space to put it.”

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NEWS photo Paul McGrath

COAST Guard personnel return an empty stretcher to their waiting hovercraft after recovering the body of Kevin Lowes, who was killed after his forklift fell off a Lynnterm barge ramp and sank in 15 feet of water.

Accident to be investigated From page 1

The coroner later pronounced Lowes dead at the scene. DeVries said there is no indication of foul play and police have released the scene to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, who will lead the accident investigation instead of WorkSafe B.C. because the dockside is under federal jurisdiction. The B.C. Coroners Service will also report on the man’s death. Tim Chapman, president of Western Stevedoring, said he hopes to have divers and a floating crane at the scene of the accident by Friday. “There is a lift truck on the ramp remaining, and we have

other equipment that appears to have come off the ramp. We need to confirm their whereabouts and conditions and we can only do that with divers. The structural integrity of the ramp needs to be investigated. In its current twisted state, we need to raise that with a fairly heavy crane to have it examined by qualified people,” he said. Chapman said the other man on the ramp, while not injured, is traumatized and not able to speak with investigators yet. “Our entire organization is in shock by the loss of him. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends and fellow workers,” Chapman said. Lowes had worked on the waterfront for 16 years.

Bar stayed open to 3 a.m. during Olympics

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public safety issues will be extended until 4 a.m. or 5 a.m.” During these hours the RCMP focus on patrolling for property crime and auto theft, said Enger. Neilson stressed that Mosquito Creek has a clean liquor licence record and attracts a “mature and responsible clientele.” His bar had been allowed to stay open until 3 a.m. during the Olympics, he said, without generating any complaints. “We have a train of cabs out front,” said Neilson. “I have walked

guests out to cabs myself and maybe I shouldn’t say this, but we’ve called the police ourselves when we know someone is driving when they shouldn’t.” But his argument fell short. Council voted 4-3 to deny his request. Couns. Rod Clark, Guy Heywood, Pam Bookham and Bob Fearnley voted against it. Liquor licensing is a provincial responsibility, but the province requires applicants to demonstrate the support of their local council before approaching Victoria for a change in their licence.

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HE back-room power brokers in the Liberal Party of Canada are likely running a cost/benefit analysis on the pros and cons of ditching Michael Ignatieff as party leader in the wake of more dismal polling news for the Liberals. Despite a year rife with opportunities to make political gains at the expense of the governing Conservative Party — Afghan detainees, the prorogation of Parliament, the muddy waters created by Helena Guergis and Rahim Jaffer and the G8 maternal health and abortion plan — Ignatieff’s polling numbers have increased by a paltry 1.2 per cent since February, according to a Nanos research survey. The biggest story in the polling numbers — other than the appalling news for the Liberals that their leader

trails the party in popularity — is the fact that one-third of the country couldn’t pick a leader that was trusted, competent and had a vision for the country. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s level of support remains entrenched at around 30 per cent — even after handing the Liberals a number of political bricks to toss back at them. Those are not huge numbers, but when Ignatieff is failing to resonate anywhere other than Ontario (and he trails Harper there too), they are more than sufficient. This week alone, Ignatieff has had two opportunities to make political hay: the budget bill’s decidedly undemocratic inclusion of major legislation not related to the budget, and MP expenses. Liberal supporters must be hoping he will eventually seize the day.


These invaders need incineration

Dear Editor: I took great interest in your April 30 story about Japanese knotweed and other invasive plants taking root in Lighthouse Park. These invasive plants are taking over everywhere. When I read the article I had a tarp and garbage bag full of newly cleared knotweed sitting in my van with nowhere to go. It was taken out of the school grounds by Cleveland elementary students gone wild during a Free The Trees invasive pull. This plant is almost like a science fiction story. The only true way to ensure it doesn’t spread further is incineration. But, there is nowhere that the general public can take it for incineration outside of their personal wood-burning fireplace. Unfortunately, due to a “green” reno on my house, we have a gas fireplace.

Far greater public and municipal awareness needs to occur for these plants to be kept from spreading. Knotweed should never be composted as many believe. In areas of Europe it is treated like toxic waste. It will grow from a small piece the size of a fingernail. I have had it now two weeks in a black garbage bag and the cut stems have new shoots that are up to 10 inches long. I am now trying to dry it out on my driveway and will eventually burn small amounts at a time in various fireplaces of families of the school. This is far from an efficient or effective way of knotweed disposal. Knotweed is everywhere. You can find it in Mackay Creek, Capilano Canyon, along Welch, along Fell, in a relatively newly planted streetscape on Sunset in North Vancouver. It is one of the top 10 worst invasive

plants here in British Columbia. Invasive plants are the second biggest threat in the world to biodiversity. The public needs to be more aware of what is growing in their garden and in their community. They need to learn how to remove and hopefully reverse the growth of these plants, otherwise our native plants will be completely displaced. More information on invasive plants can be found at In the meantime, the municipalities and Metro Vancouver need to find a way immediately for the public to remove and incinerate these plants and their seeds. Lea Carpenter, parent co-ordinator Cleveland elementary’s Free The Trees

Where’s Canada’s protection from U.S. hormones?

Open letter to Andrew Saxton, MP Could you please tell me what regulations are being used regarding the importation of dairy and meat products from outside Canada? I have seen several major food stores, including Loblaws, Safeway, Whole Foods and others, carrying U.S. food products made with dairy, cheese and various meat products. In the United States, there is massive use of milk modified by the use of BST (bovine somatotropine, a growth hormone) to


increase milk production. As you know this is not allowed in Canada, yet milk and milk products which contain this are freely used. Why is this allowed, and what steps is the government taking to prevent the proliferation of adulterants in products? What is being done to guarantee these products are not in our food supply? Are all foods imported subject to inspection and analysis prior to distribution to retail or

wholesale outlets? Aside from organic products which specify no hormones or genetically modified food, U.S. yogurts, cheeses, milk products and meat products can all be found without any label warning of hormones or chemicals used during the production. It will be interesting to see what if any safeguards are being used and the remedies to protect us. Jay Schumacher North Vancouver

Thanks to the angels of help Dear Editor: A huge thank you to all those who stopped to offer help to my husband on the evening of May 13, who was seen lying face down on the road in the 3900-block of Hoskins Road. A special thank you to the lady who stopped her car, sent her young daughter to our door, and before I arrived on the scene had contacted 9-11 to get help on the way. If this lady had not stopped, a much more serious accident could have occurred. Thank you also to the gentleman who consoled my husband and took care of him until the ambulance arrived, the lady who directed traffic, concerned neighbours, paramedics, the first-response team and Lions Gate Hospital staff. All of you were angels of help. Bless each of you. Shirley Thomas North Vancouver





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Campbell conjures the leadership genie

PREMIER Gordon Campbell let the leadership genie out of the bottle last week, and then quickly tried to put it back in — but I doubt he’s going to be successful. Campbell seemed to go out of his way in two separate media interviews — one with me, the other with my press gallery colleague Jim Beatty — to reference his advancing age as something he has to consider when deciding to run again in 2013. “To be candid about it, you know 2013 is a long way away and I’m 62 years old now, so I’ll make decisions as I get closer to 2013,” Campbell told me, and he made a similar comment to Beatty the same day. To put this in context, it’s important to remember that Campbell rarely — if ever — says something publicly that he hasn’t thought through very carefully. Whether it’s a case of “staying on message” or simply being exceedingly careful, Campbell is not known for slips of the tongue. That’s why interviews (or media scrums) with Campbell rarely generate news on their own. Ask him any question on any topic that you want, and his answer will stick to his script, not the questioner’s. Until now, whenever he’s

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been asked about his reelection plans, he has given the expected enthusiastic thumbs-up to the possibility. Any sign of equivocation would immediately invite talk about a leadership succession, and that’s just what his comments did this past week. So his comments about his age suddenly being a factor set off alarm bells in both the B.C. Liberal and NDP camps. No sooner had his comments run on our newscasts than my cellphone starting ringing like crazy as both sides wondered what I thought his comments indicated. First of all, I don’t think Campbell has made up his mind about his leadership intentions. The next election is still three years away, and while his re-election prospects look bleak indeed, there’s no rush to make a call this early in the mandate. However, I think he

deliberately signalled to his own party that he is fully aware of the mess that has completely enveloped his government. And with that comes a realization of the obvious implication: that the pressure for a change at the top would become enormous — if the mess is still there as we approach the next election. It’s important that Campbell demonstrates that he is not in denial, and that he grasps the magnitude of his party’s problems. If he were to pretend that everything was fine, his credibility would suffer and the mutterings within his own party about needing a new leader would become increasingly louder. By opening the door ever so slightly to eventually stepping down, Campbell has bought himself some time. He’s nipped in the bud, for now anyways, any attempt to stir the leadership pot behind his back. Nevertheless, his comments have reminded his party that it may well have to confront a potentially messy leadership battle down the road. The usual names have surfaced — Mike de Jong, Rich Coleman, Kevin Falcon, even Blair Lekstrom — when talk turns to a possible successor (from outside caucus, two names are being bandied about: Carole Taylor

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City to require bike parking in new developments Benjamin Alldritt

NEW buildings in the City of North Vancouver will be required to provide bicycle parking as part of the city’s efforts to get people out of their cars. The city already asked builders to incorporate bike parking in their designs, but these requirements are now embedded in zoning bylaws. City councillors unanimously endorsed the new requirements at a meeting Monday. Under the new bylaws, multi-family residential buildings will have to provide space for 1.5 bicycles for each apartment unit in a secure, enclosed room near the building’s entrance. Developers will also have to provide six spots for visitors’ bikes, although they can use a conventional outdoor bike rack. Commercial, industrial and government buildings will have to include space for six visitors’ bikes for every 1,000 square metres of floor area and one secure spot for every 250 square metres. Non-residential buildings will also have to provide a locker room with a

shower and washbasin near the bike room. The good news for developers is that they can eliminate one car parking stall for every six secure bike stalls provided in a residential building, and every three bike stalls in a commercial building, although this trade-off doesn’t allow builders to forgo car parking entirely. “I’m particularly pleased by the reduction in parking requirements,” said Coun. Mary Trentadue. “I think that’s definitely the way for us to be going in.” Trentadue added that the city should build on the bylaws with more street infrastructure for bikes. “Having just ridden a bicycle through the city and not feeling so safe, I think we still have a ways to go,” she said. “It’s a very progressive thing,” agreed Mayor Darrell Mussatto. “Times have changed. Years ago, bicycles were for riding on a sunny Sunday or not at all. Now, 50 per cent of people who live in the Lonsdale corridor do not use their car to get to work. They walk, transit or cycle. That’s amazing.” Mussatto said increased bicycling would also lead to healthier residents.

Notice of Highway Closure & Disposition of Rodgers Creek Area 2 (Bylaw No. 4647, 2010)

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The District of West Vancouver (the“District”) gives notice of its intention to close to traffic certain unimproved road allowance between Chippendale Road and Cypress Bowl Road shown outlined in bold on the sketch attached and labelled as“Closed Road”(referred to in this notice as the“Unimproved Road”), and remove its dedication as a highway. The Unimproved Road has an area of 6725.6 square meters, more or less. The bylaw closing the Unimproved Road and removing its dedication will be considered by the Council at its regular meeting at the Municipal Hall, 750 – 17th Street, West Vancouver, on June 7th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Persons who consider they are affected by the bylaw will be provided an opportunity to make representations to Council at the meeting or by delivering a written submission prior to the meeting. The District further gives notice of its intention to transfer the Unimproved Road to British Pacific Properties Ltd. (BPP) for the purpose of consolidation with the immediately adjacent lands belonging to BPP . The consideration to be received by the District for this disposition is as follows: (1) construction and installation by BPP, at its sole cost and expense, of 331 linear meters, more or less, of new water main; and (2) the construction and installation by BPP, at its sole cost and expense, of a new sanitary sewer tie in of 29 linear meters, more or less; and (3) transfer to the District of a parcel of land within the Rodgers Creek Area 2 having an area of 90,339 square meters, more or less. All inquires regarding the closed road may be directed to Mr. Gordon Reid, Land Agent, District of West Vancouver, 750 – 17th Street, West Vancouver, B.C. V7V 3T3, telephone: (604) 925 7067, fax: (604) 925 6083. Copies of the proposed bylaw, an information package regarding the Closed Road and other related documents may be inspected from May 17, 2010 to June 7, 2010 at the Municipal Hall on regular business days (Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

For convenience only, some of the documents may also be available for viewing on the West Vancouver Municipal Website at or in the Reference Department of the West Vancouver Memorial Library at 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver BC (telephone: 604-925-7400 for current information on Library hours of operation). Submissions to Council will be included in the public information package for Council’s consideration.

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INQUIRING REPORTER CITY of North Vancouver council voiced its intent to become ever more bike-friendly at a meeting Monday evening. The council passed second and third reading of a bylaw that will require mandatory bike parking at new residential buildings and change room and shower facilities for cyclists at non-residential buildings. In return for building these cycling incentives, developers will not have to provide as many parking spaces. Meanwhile, progress on dedicated bike lanes on high-priority routes across the North Shore has been — Niamh Scallan slow.

Youhan Yadgari North Vancouver Yes, absolutely. There’s not enough provided for cyclists and I can see that on the streets.

Anne Neville North Vancouver Yes. We need better infrastructure for cyclists and it should’ve been done long ago. It’s too dangerous for cyclists. We need to be more progressive.

James gives Vander Zalm the spotlight From page 7 and Dianne Watts). In an odd way, the attention paid to Campbell’s musings also reminded New Democrats of their own challenge on that front. Although the party is cruising along with a double-digit lead in the polls over the B.C. Liberals, the whispers of doubts about Carole James’ leadership abilities simply won’t go away. James is taking a very low profile these days, preferring to let the anti-HST petition led by Bill Vander Zalm (her almost co-leader these days) takes all the limelight. (At last, the

latest joke goes, the NDP finally has a leader with charisma.) I’ve written here before that James and Campbell will not square off against each other in 2013. The betting is that it will be Campbell who leaves first, but don’t underestimate the New Democrats’ ability to feast upon their own leaders, even in good times. That leadership genie is going to be floating around for a long time yet, whether either leader likes it or not. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.

Should the North Shore continue to invest in dedicated bike lanes?

Brian Wood North Vancouver Yes. We need more of it. It’s a nice place, and we should make it easier to get around on a bike.

Carleen Leidal Whistler Yes. I come to visit North Vancouver a few times a week and it’s hard to get from here to West Vancouver on a bike. We need more routes.

Harry Kerstiens North Vancouver No. There are enough places for cyclists to ride already. We pay our taxes to drive on the roads. They shouldn’t take our driving space away for cyclists.

DNV redistributes tax-rate pain DISTRICT of North Vancouver council finalized the specific 2010 tax rates levied against each property class at a special meeting May 11.

Provincial legislation requires the tax bylaw to be passed before May 15. District council agreed to a three per cent overall tax increase in March. However, the burden is spread unevenly across the four tax classes: residential, major industrial, light industrial, and business. Like many Lower Mainland municipalities, the District of North Vancouver is slowly shifting taxation away from industrial landowners and onto residents in hopes

of retaining existing industries and attracting new ones. Homeowners will pay $2.60146 for every $1,000 of property vale, a $0.1481 uptick — or 3.24 per cent — from 2009. Major industries will see a 7.08 per cent drop in their tax bill, paying $44.39072 for every $1,000 of land value. Light industry received a bigger break with an 8.75 per cent drop, leaving the sector with $22.58143 payable for every $1,000 of land value. Lastly, businesses joined homeowners in getting a larger bill in the mail, three per cent higher at $5.95882 per $1,000 of land value. — Benjamin Alldritt

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WV cancer survivor tackles pilgrimage 79-year-old to hike over Pyrenees and fundraise for LGH chemo clinic Niamh Scallan

WEST Vancouver’s Kathleen Kaulback first heard about the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage at a church luncheon three years ago. “I remember when the woman speaking about it crossed her hands over her heart and said ‘This pilgrimage changed my life,’ and I thought, I have to do that.” After a year of training, Kaulback, 79, departs for southern France early next week to begin the two-month-long pilgrimage. The Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, also known as the Way of St. James, is a famous excursion with a number of different paths winding through the northern Spanish countryside. All routes lead to the Cathedral of Santiago, where it is believed that the remains of the apostle St. James are buried. The trek was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times more than 1,000 years ago. Some travellers and hikers walk the route for exercise or adventure but Kaulback decided to partake in the pilgrimage for spiritual reasons. A two-time breast cancer survivor whose husband died of colon cancer, she hopes to gain greater spiritual awareness from her experience. “It’s been a spiritual and emotional journey for many people,” she said, “and that’s what I hope to find.” Kaulback also plans to use the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage as a way of giving back to the community. “I have been looking to put something back into the

community for a long time,” she said. “Nothing ever seemed right before, until now.” Kaulback plans to use the pilgrimage to raise money for cancer research and treatment. She has received enormous support from fellow community members at Christ the Redeemer Church in West Vancouver so far, she said. Money raised will be donated to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s chemotherapy clinic. Kaulback’s arduous, 800-kilometre route begins in St. Jean Pied de Port in southern France, leads over the Pyrenees and completes at the Cathedral of Santiago in Spain. The trek will take roughly 42 days to complete, she said. “The Pyrenees is the hardest part,” she said. “It’s like going up Grouse but much longer. If I walk slowly and pace myself, then I will be fine. I know I can do it.” Kaulback has been busy training both mentally and physically for the pilgrimage across Spain. She planned to complete the trek in 2009 but was set back after injuring her knee during the 2008 Vancouver Sun Run. Over the last year, Kaulback walked eight kilometres every other day to prepare for the 800-kilometre hike. She also carried her five-kilogram backpack while training, the same sized pack she will carry during the pilgrimage. Kaulback plans to stay at pilgrim accommodations called refugios while travelling to the Cathedral of Santiago. Some hostellike lodgings located along the route are free, following the long tradition established by the church to honour pilgrims. Refugios provide bunk-style bedding, a shared kitchen and washrooms. “It’s going to be difficult,” she said. “I am somebody who has been used to staying at four- and five-star hotels all my life.” Whiled daunted by the length and difficulty of the pilgrimage, Kaulback intends to complete the entire 800-kilometre trek. “I would only give up if I got sick,” she said, “and I never get sick.”

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KATHLEEN Kaulback hikes the West Vancouver sea front in preparation for taking the 800-km Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. The 79-year-old has been hiking eight kilometres every other day for the last year.

A health and recreation program for new immigrants has won the North Vancouver Recreation Commission an award of excellence from the B.C. Recreation and Parks Association.

The Health and Wellness Project for Newcomers, launched last year, focused on reaching out to Persian, Chinese, Korean and Filipino

communities in North Vancouver. The project, funded through a grant from the Union of B.C. Municipalities, allowed promotional materials to be translated and resulted in a six-minute video about recreation on the North Shore, available at in English, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin and Tagalog. Volunteer hosts from each community are now on site at the Harry Jerome Recreation Centre to give tours to newcomers. — Bethany Lindsay

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Sinfonia’s Clyde Mitchell and Bard on the Beach’s Christopher Gaze MC the evening. Representatives of the North Vancouver City Library presented Librations, a gala fundraising evening May 1 at North Vancouver’s Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel. The theme of the inaugural fundraiser was The Great Gatsby: Books and Boas and the evening was co-hosted by Bard on the Beach’s Christopher Gaze and Sinfonia Orchestra of the North Shore’s Clyde Mitchell. Entertainment was provided by Sinfonia as well as the Hot Flash Hoofers. A number of Canadian authors were also in attendance. Proceeds from the event will be used to enhance library collections.

City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto and library board chairman Barry Chilibeck flank trustee Maureen Johnston.

Authors Blanche Howard, Mary Novik, Michael Slade and Eileen Cook show their support.

Staff Denise Holliday and Alejandra Johnson enjoy the festivities.

Authors Claudia Cornwall and Eve Lazarus mingle.

Staff Alice Vrtacic, Cindy Palmer, Karen Coyne and Loredana Altieri flash their smiles.

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BAKERSTREET SESSION: Bill Henderson, Claire Lawrence, Camille Henderson, Howie Vickers, Ed Henderson and (back to camera) Saffron Henderson rehearse at North Vancouver music studio for River Rock concerts.

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riot seemed inevitable. In October 1970, Greenpeace supporters and music lovers had gathered in Vancouver for the concert that launched the grassroots environmental movement. The show, Amchitka, was intended to raise funds to send a ship to an area of the Aleutians to protest United States nuclear weapons testing. James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Phil Ochs and the Lower Mainland’s own Chilliwack were among those on the bill. When Ochs took the stage, he referenced another political issue facing the nation — the October Crisis. Political unrest in Quebec led to the kidnapping of two government officials by the Front de Libération du Québec, resulting in then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau calling on the War Measures Act to deploy Canadian Forces members on the ground. “There was a dangerous kind of feeling happening, that things could erupt, that there could be violence,” says Bill Henderson, leader of Chilliwack, thinking back on the day. When his band took the stage, they had an idea. The rockers opted to improvise, playing long,

THE Collectors’ “Lydia Purple” was a big hit across Canada in 1968. beautiful notes, stretching them out, then gradually building the intensity of the music. “This possible riotous environment had been transformed to one where people were at peace and were having a great time,” he says. “And we didn’t do that by addressing it literally . . . we just played notes. And most of the time, it was that kind of thing. We’d pick up on the vibe that was in the room and that’s what we would do. That kind of approach

to music is very, very rare.” That special quality, connection to their fans, belief in the power of music as well as the strength of members’ relationships has contributed to Chilliwack celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. To mark the milestone, the band is playing two shows, tonight and tomorrow, at Richmond’s River Rock Show Theatre at 8 p.m. The two performances will be filmed for an upcoming CBC Television documentary that will also feature interviews and archival footage of the band over the course of its history. Henderson, a Salt Spring Island resident, has been with the band from Day One and views the reunion as a means of paying tribute to their supporters. “It’s definitely for the fans,” he says. “If you know Chilliwack songs, both “Raino” and “Fly at Night” quite directly talk about the audience and how much they mean to us. . . . And I don’t just mean because they come out and buy tickets and help us to earn a living. It’s got to do with their involvement in the music, in the show itself.” The band has gone through different “eras” over the years and the early 1970s is what Henderson refers to as the “first” era of Chilliwack, which at that time was primarily focused on improvisation and jamming. “The improvisation was always coming from not just our own thoughts and ideas, but also the room, how the room felt, what the vibe was out there, what See Chilliwack page 31

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CHARLES Rea presents a series of pen and ink drawings in a new exhibit at Winsor Gallery (3025 Granville St., Vancouver 604-681-4870) May 27 to June 30. Alan Wood is also showing recent paintings in a concurrent exhibit. Both artists will be in attendance at an opening reception on Thursday, May 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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From page 14 ca to find out where to pick up a brochure, with map. The Elliott Louis Gallery: 258 East First Ave., Vancouver. Gallery hours: TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-7363282. Evergreen House at Lions Gate Hospital: 231 East 15th St., North Vancouver. Seniors Art Show: View seniors art work, Wednesday, June 2 at 2:30 p.m. Feast in the Village: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Info: 778-3402223. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-925-7266 or www.ferrybuildinggallery. com. Gallery hours: TuesdaySunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays.






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Doyle finishes epic tale back in Ireland ■ The Dead Republic, Knopf Canada, 329 pages, $32.

FIFTEEN years ago, Roddy Doyle began writing A Star Called Henry, the first novel of his Last Roundup trilogy.

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The world-renowned Irish writer recently brought the epic tale of lead character Henry Smart to a close with the release of The Dead Republic, the third and final novel of the series. In The Dead Republic, Doyle continues the story of fictional character Henry Smart, an IRA assassin in 20th century Ireland. In the first two books, Smart grows up in Dublin’s slums, takes part in Ireland’s War of Independence of 1916, and moves to the United States to escape execution. The third novel begins in the United States in 1951. Smart meets filmmaker John Ford, who seeks to turn Smart’s story into the film The Quiet Man. For the first time since his escape in the early 20s, Smart returns to Ireland with Ford and his filming crew. Doyle was born in Dublin in 1957 and grew up in Kilbarrack, a working class suburb in the city’s north end. He spent his early years living in Kilbarrack and went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree at University College Dublin. He then became an English and geography teacher in the city. While teaching, Doyle was also writing and published four books, including the award-winning Barrytown Trilogy. He later decided to give up teaching to pursue a fulltime writing career. “I gave up the teaching because life was becoming too packed, it was also a bit too repetitive,” Doyle says “I didn’t want to give up teaching, but I became a father twice in less than two years so there was more to do and then being a parent is overwhelming — in a

such as domestic abuse, alcoholism, and immigration in his novels, screenplays and short stories. Doyle’s 1991 novel, The Van, reflects the challenges faced by Ireland’s working class during the recession in the 1980s. “I suppose I grew up in what, in retrospect, was called a recession,” he says. “One of my books is about an unemployed plaster in the early 1990s. Six years later, there was no such thing as an unemployed plaster. Twenty years later, there is such thing. In a way, the story has a resonance that might have been lost for a while, but has become current again.” For Doyle, issues in The Van have regained relevance in Ireland today. The country is currently experiencing one of the deepest recessions in the Europe Union since the global economic downturn in 2008. “The current recession feels a bit familiar... unwelcome really,” he says. “It’s not a very cheerful place to be living at the moment. Usually in the past, laughter was never too far away. That’s not the case now.” Aside from writing Doyle keeps himself busy at Fighting Words, a creative writing centre that he established in Dublin just over a year ago. The centre provides free creative writing tutoring to students of all ages. “It seems to be successful so far,” Doyle says. “The word is out, the people who’ve gone have been impressed by what they’ve seen so there’s a big demand for it. The next step is to try and guarantee our long-term funding.” Recently in Vancouver to promote The Dead Republic, Doyle will continue the North American leg of his book tour when he travels to Toronto this June. North Shr: May 21/10

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Summer lineup shows lots of promise

THE summer movie slate started with a bang with the release of Iron Man 2, which was still numberone at the box office to press time, edging out another hotly anticipated epic: Robin Hood. Iron Man 2 is one of many sequels peppering the release list, which is packed full to the brim until school goes back in. Here’s a sampling:

May 27 Sex and the City 2 The shoes are waaay cheaper in Abu Dhabi than in New York City: Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her fashionista posse are well pleased. In the sequel Miranda, Samantha, Charlotte and Carrie face baby, marital and sexual crises in the desert. May 28 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Jake Gyllenhaal gets buff for his role as a renegade prince who teams up with a lovely princess (Gemma Arterton) to save a powerful sword – known to reverse time – from falling into the wrong hands. June 4 Get Him To The Greek

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Julie Crawford A doughy intern (Jonah Hill) is tasked with getting an unruly pop star (Russell Brand) across the Atlantic for the start of his tour, but falls headfirst into rock-star hedonism and chaos. Killers Spy Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kucher) is happy to put intrigue behind him and settle down with Jen (Katherine Heigl). But three years later he and his clueless bride are dragged back into the world of espionage and murder, the ultimate test of marital happiness. Marmaduke Owen Wilson is the voice of the large, clumsy Great Dane of comic-strip fame. Here he’s See Eclipse page 22

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ROOTED in a cinematic tradition that questions everything (à la Georges Méliès and Orson Welles) what you see in Abbas Kiarostami’s Close-Up isn’t necessarily what you get. The Iranian filmmaker’s classic 1990 documentary plays with perceptions by using the very people who were involved in a petty fraud case to dramatize the story again for the camera. The victims and the accused relive the experience commenting on and analyzing their actions as they go. Reality is in the eye of the beholder. The facts are quite straight forward: An unemployed printer’s assistant, Hossein Sabzian, introduced himself to the Ahankhah family as film director Mohsen Makhmalbaf and took advantage of their hospitality by dining with them and hanging out in their upper-class Tehran home. Whether his intentions were criminal or harmless is left unanswered. Was he casing the joint or just happy to have found some new friends duped by his accessible celebrity? When asked why he used public transport Sabzian told them he was scouting the buses looking for interesting subjects for his films. Close-Up operates on many levels with a sophisticated mise-en-scène keeping the story as open-ended as possible. Impersonating Makhmalbaf was a serious criminal matter although relatively insignificant in the grand scheme of things. When Kiarostami makes a request to film court proceedings the judge wonders why he is interested in such a petty case. Other than the Ahankhah’s pride and Sabzian’s reputation little

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Fierce face off means big trouble for Bella From page 18

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August 6 The Other Guys There are top NYC cops (Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson), then there are the other guys, played by Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. When these paper-pushing desk cops are forced to get out on the streets things go comically wrong.

June 11 The A-Team Adapted from the hit 1980s TV show, Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Quinto Jackson and Sharlto Copley star as the new A-Team, former special forces soldiers set up for a crime they didn’t commit. June 18 Toy Story 3 Empty-nest syndrome sets in for Buzz and Woody as Andy leaves for college, and the toyroom residents worry about being consigned to the attic forever. A must-see for the kids in 3D and Imax 3D.

August 13 Eat Pray Love Based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir about a divorcee (Julia Roberts) who finds food in Italy, prayer in India, love in Bali, and healing in all three.

June 25 Knight and Day A blind date turns into a worldwide chase to protect the world’s most powerful energy source. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz star, James Mangold (3:10 To Yuma) directs. Grown Ups Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Rob Schneider and David Spade play childhood friends who are reunited after the death of their basketball coach, only to discover that growing older doesn’t necessarily mean growing up.

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The Expendables Sylvester Stallone directs, co-writes and co-stars in this action thriller about a group of mercenaries sent to overthrow a South American dictatorship, only to find that things aren’t as they seem. It’s an actionhero reunion of sorts, as Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Eric Roberts and Steve Austin co-star. August 20 The Lottery Ticket A kid from the projects (Bow Wow) holds a $370-million winning lottery ticket, but has to survive his neighbours and family over a holiday weekend until he can claim his winnings. The Switch A sperm-bank cautionary tale starring Jennifer Aniston as a single woman determined to have a baby and believing the sperm was donated by a handsome donor (Patrick Wilson). Surprise: it was actually her friend’s (Jason Bateman) swapped sperm. Nanny McPhee Returns Nanny McPhee and Emma Thompson are back, this time coming to the aid of a harassed young mother (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and her children, who trying to hold down the family farm while daddy is away at war.

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Spring style is in the bag DEAR Mattie:

What are the new trends in shoes and handbags this spring? Chic in Caulfeild

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Dear Caulfeild: In a season where classic styles are back in fashion, accessories certainly hold a different look. Shoes are funky with a quirky edge. Handbags have a classic style with exotic details. Think about practical pieces gone ultra trendy. Every spring, women are looking for the latest style of sandal. Sandals are fun as you can start wearing them pretty early in the season, with loose-fitting cropped pants, as long as the weather is dry. As the weather gets warmer, add a pretty sundress and you are good to go. The season’s newest sandals are flat, which will be refreshing for your feet. Sandals are chic with a provocative amount of detailing. Leather is popular, with straps that wrap around the ankle like one or many anklets. There are exotic patterns and textures of the leather adorned with buckles and hardware to give your sandal an edgy feel. Sandals are one of the hottest trends this season. If you want to wait for warmer weather to wear your sandals, then this season there is a new type of shoe that looks like a bootie with an open toe as well as an open heel — the best of both worlds. This is a pretty smart innovation where you can wear a spring boot. Many have openings on top of the foot, resembling wide straps, giving the bootie an airy feel and look. Retro looks are back in fashion. Clogs have a rounded toe with a medium-height wood heel. Many wedge heels can be found in a cork heel. In fact, if you don’t like flat sandals, then you can find a sandal style of shoe with the higher cork wedge heel. Now that’s a great example of a mixed up shoe! Bags are pretty cool this season as they have classic shapes with a modern twist. Handbags really mix it up this season. What I mean by mix it up is that a classic style will have trendy details. The handbags to look out for are carry-alls. Satchels, saddlebags and mailbags are very popular this season. They can be found in their traditional shape adorned with lizard skin, African beads and jewels. Another new trend in handbags is the leather treatment, which can be bright or have a perforated design. The fanny pack is also making a discreet appearance, but only with the trendiest details. Some fun bags to go with the trendy new shoes would be bags with wood handles, or straw weaves with flower embroidery. Although bags and shoes do not have to match, it is trendy if the details match. For the more traditional fashionista, a small-strap clutch carried on the wrist or a long-strap petite bag carried across the body, in a buttery natural leather, still has a flavour of fashion with sophistication. A brown crocodile vintage-style bag with brass turnkey fastenings is a more classic look. This season is more about what new trend you are willing to try rather than your personal style. Have fun mixing it up! Adieu, Mattie Mattie a la Mode is a monthly fashion advice column. Mattie is a fashion expert. She can be reached via e-mail: or visit her blog

Spring style: Marilyn’s of West Vancouver will host a spring fashion show featuring mothers and daughters on Sunday, May 30, at the Caulfeild Village boutique, 5363 Headland Drive, West Van. Have a mimosa with mom, view fabulous fashions, get delightful deals and with any purchase receive a gorgeous Riani gift bag. Doors open at noon. Show starts at 1 p.m. Proceeds from tickets, $20, to benefit Family Services of the North Shore. RSVP: 604-925-4110. Space is limited. Student Show: Students in Capilano University’s textile arts program show their wares at CityScape Arts Space, 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver, to June 5. The exhibition includes wall pieces, garments and costumes as well as hats, bags and shawls. Studio Sale: Capilano textile arts grad Katherine Soucie of Sans Soucie opens her studio to the public to celebrate its new location, 163 West Fourth Ave., Unit 3 (between Main and Cambie) in Vancouver. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, May 22 and May 29. Garments and accessories are for sale at wholesale prices. Jewelry designer Diane Farnsworth of Crowbooty designs (www.crowbooty. com) will have new work for show and sale. RSVP to info@ sanssoucie or call in advance of your visit, 604-716-1531. — Compiled by Layne Christensen

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Show and sell TERI-ANN Donaldson (left) and Jennifer Rainnie display some of the jewelry by local designers who will be at Jewels for a Cause, Thursday, May 27, 7-10 p.m. at Hollyburn Country Club. Part proceeds from the sale will go towards KidSport to help low-income families get involved in organized sports. Admission, $10, includes wine, appetizers and raffle ticket. Cash or cheque only.

Back to the basics

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MAKEUP artist Lise Kuhr has seen it all.

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Having worked on blockbusters like X-Men III and Twilight: Eclipse, Kuhr is an expert at transforming gorgeous actors into heroes, monsters and everything in between. But she also has some tips for keeping us nonHollywood types looking fab. The first step in Kuhr’s beauty first aid kit is to get the right tools — things like brushes, lash curlers and tweezers.

“Although that can be a bit scary and daunting at times to imagine putting on makeup with a brush rather than your finger or a little Qtip . . . it automatically forces you to pay more attention,” says Kuhr. “If you have so-so makeup, brushes and all those other things can take your makeup to looking really fantastic.” Her second tip is to resist collecting a rainbow of colours, and stick to neutrals, particularly for the eyes. “If people stick to a neutral palette of maybe four colours, they can actually create a lot of different looks,” says Kuhr. A lighter wash of colour is suitable for daytime, but you can turn up the drama by applying the same colours more intensely at night, she adds. “You can take basic makeup and actually make it look like glamour makeup.” But don’t be afraid to give cheeks an extra punch of colour at this time of year. “Not so much that they’re going to look like they’re

really bronzed up and sunned but just that they’ve got a little more rosiness to them and life,” says Kuhr. Her final piece of advice isn’t exactly makeup related, but it’s just important for feeling and looking good. Kuhr recommends using BioOil, a skincare treatment that uses PurCellin Oil to help improve the appearance of scars and imperfections. “A lot of people are walking around the world with scars and uneven skin tone and they’re very selfconscious about it, and so what that means is a lot of women will go out and they’ll be camouflaging with makeup — it’s becoming a mask,” says Kuhr. By fading those flaws, women can approach makeup with a different perspective, she adds. “You’re suddenly going to go back and be able to have fun with your makeup. It’s not like this process you have to go through every day. It can be a real confidence boost.”

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CALENDAR From page 16 Mount Seymour United Church: 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Making a Joyful Noise: MSUC Community Gospel Choir, Singspiration, North Shore Chorus and The Harmony Mountain Singers will perform, Friday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $15 or $40 for a family. Info: Celebration of Song: Julie Blue and the Singspiration Singers will perform, Saturday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20. Info: 604-929-3146 or Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Box office: 604-990-3474 or A Hot Night of Soulful Rhythm and Blues: At this fourth annual fundraiser the Sojouners and the Steve Dawson Band will perform gospel, blues, doo-wop, soul R&B and country, Friday, June 4 at 8 p.m. There will be a silent auction at 7 p.m. Tickets: $60 in advance and $70 at the door, includes a glass of wine and appetizers. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-925-7292 or Edith Piaf Tribute: Chanteuse Pauline Le Bel and jazz pianist Michael Creber will perform this tribute, Tuesday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Ella Fitzgerald/Etta James Tribute: Jennifer Scott and her band will perform this tribute, Tuesday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $17/$15. St. Stephen’s Anglican Church: 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. Info: 604-731-5518 or Jazz Vespers: Joani Taylor and the reVive Vocal Ensemble will perform, Sunday, May 30 at 4 p.m. West Vancouver United Church: 2062 Esquimalt Ave., West Vancouver. The Enchanted Lotus: An afternoon of music with the Pacific Rim String Quartet, Heidi Muendel, Andi Alexander, Frederik Robert, Erin Marks and David Boothroyd, Sunday, May 23, 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $20. Proceeds to benefit Tsar Tsar and Ashuk Village earthquake relief projects. Reservations: 604-788-1318 or THEATRE Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Box Office: 604-990-7810 or www. See more page 33

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String session MEMBERS of the North Shore Chamber Orchestra rehearse for their upcoming annual spring concert to be held Sunday, June 6 at 2 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Anglican Church (1058 Ridgewood Dr., North Vancouver). The concert will feature selections by Bach, Strauss, Scott Joplin and others. Call 604-988-6652 for tickets.


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Gospel Sojourners find their own niche

Trio performing in fundraiser at Presentation House Theatre

■ Presentation House Theatre fundraiser with The Sojourners and the Steve Dawson Band, Friday, June 4. Hosted by Gary Jones with a live auction at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $60 in advance, $70 at the door.

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WHEN Marcus Mosley, Will Sanders and Ron Small first got together in a recording studio four years ago, they knew they had something special. The men had been called in to do background vocals for blues legend Jim Byrnes’ album House of Refuge, when they became aware of their chemistry. “It went really, really well. In fact they were so pleased with the way things went that Jim was talking about taking us on the road with him to promote the CD. But there was just a certain kind of magic that was there,” explains Mosley. Byrnes ended up giving them their name, which means journeyer or traveller, and the singers recorded their first album Hold On, with local producer Steve Dawson. “The blend of his roots and folk strength and our gospel background created a wonderful kind of hybrid sound that you don’t hear a lot, it was like a great marriage,” says Mosley. The record featured songs that were as much about gospel as they were about social justice. “Gospel music was a strong part of the civil rights movement, politically. So we focus on that part as well, speaking out on social justice issues and human rights issues, those kinds of things,” says Mosley. All three group members bring a different perspective, tied into where they grew up in the U.S., he adds. Small, a Chicago native, began his professional singing career while in the U.S. Air Force while Mosley, who was born in a See Sojourners page 34

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

THE Sojourners (Marcus Mosely and Will Sanders, Ron Small not in picture) have created a classic gospel sound on their latest CD. The disc was produced by Steve Dawson and released on Black Hen Music in January.

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B.C.’s Solar Days shines a light North Shore families and municipal efforts showcased

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AN inaugural event being marked in communities throughout the province, including those on the North Shore, will give participants an opportunity to celebrate solar hot water as well as learn about the realities of adopting the technology both at home and at public facilities. “Solar energy is good clean energy,” says Nitya Harris, executive director of SolarBC, which is presenting Solar Days, May 28-29. “It’s here today and it will be here for a long time. . . . To help us get to a zero carbon footprint, solar energy can play a very important role. By using solar energy, not only do we have energy savings and cost savings, but we also reduce the greenhouse gases.” SolarBC is a program of

the non-profit B.C. Sustainable Energy Association, and is funded by both the province and the federal government. “Our new tagline is ‘join the solar revolution,’” says Harris. Focused on making solar hot water systems accessible, representatives work with residential homeowners, local governments, builders and developers, schools, social housing projects, First Nations groups as well as offer a Solar Communities program. The District of North Vancouver is one of nine communities currently registered with the program. A municipality with the Solar Community designation works with SolarBC to be a model for others by engaging in activities like changing bylaws and regulations, advocacy and demonstration efforts, staff training, installing systems on public buildings and working with schools. “The District of North Vancouver joined us right at the beginning of our Solar Communities program,” says Harris, adding one of their initiatives is their green building strategy and an interest in including alternate energy systems, like solar hot water. The district is also installing a solar hot water system on

their Northlands Golf Course clubhouse. “If you look at the building, it looks like it was built for solar,” says Dominica Babicki, the district’s energy manager. She’s played a strong role in seeing the project come into fruition, as well as the district’s overall interest in solar energy. As part of Solar Days, the district will hold a public ribbon-cutting ceremony at Northlands with Mayor Richard Walton, Friday, May 28 at 4 p.m. Staff will also showcase a new software system that helps individuals see the solar potential of their homes as well as a mobile demonstration unit displaying how solar hot water systems work. Approximately 34 households throughout the province have agreed to open their doors to the public to show off their systems, including three on the North Shore. “I saw it as a way to improve the energy efficiency of my house in a way that makes sense,” says participating West Vancouver homeowner Andreas Huster, on why he opted to install the system. “There are many things you can do to improve efficiency but not all of them are cost-effective. . . . It requires a long-term view, so it’s not for everyone, but in my mind it’s a very good

way to improve efficiency and to reduce reliance on gas and electricity.” His installation was made possible through grants from SolarBC. Babicki and her husband Alastair Moore (the community energy manager for Richmond) will also be showcasing their home’s solar hot water system during Solar Days. They’ll be showing off their Fred Hollingsworth home, which they’ve made a number of environmentallyfriendly improvements to (for example they used green building materials and installed a high efficiency wood stove), while maintaining its heritage character. The house received an award for its sustainability and heritage-focus and the couple has offered many tours in the past. The schedule of North Shore Solar Days open houses are as follows: The Huster family, 2081 Gordon Ave., West Vancouver, May 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Dominica Babicki and Alastair Moore, 2800 Colwood Dr., North Vancouver, May 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m; and David Thomson, 3623 Emerald Dr., North Vancouver, May 28-29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information on SolarBC and Solar Days, visit

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WEST Vancouver’s Huster family, Sofia (left), Eileen, Andreas and Mateo, will open their doors to the public next week as part of SolarBC’s Solar Days. The Husters are among three North Shore families hosting open houses to show off their homes’ solar hot water systems.

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Chilliwack set for busy summer schedule From page 13

was going on,” he says. “We would feed that into the music. Sometimes very literally and sometimes more subtly.” While Amchitka was a more subtle example of this approach, 1970’s Winnipeg, Man., Man-Pop Festival, headlined by Led Zeppelin, is telling of their more direct approach. When they took the stage, they noticed a group of people using a blanket as a make-shift trampoline, bouncing people up and down. “Most of the audience was turning around, looking at them and here we were up there playing music. . . . So we started singing about ‘Hey, over here’ and we made up a tune. . . . They all realized that the band up there wasn’t just playing a set list, the band up there was playing with their minds,” he laughs. “The band up there was aware of what was going on with those people and wanted to be involved. We inserted ourselves into their afternoon and they responded. They came back to us.” The positive relationships among band members over the years has also helped with Chilliwack’s longevity, despite inevitable lineup changes. “We were good friends at the time and when we did part we didn’t part on bad terms,” says Henderson. “We basically kept pretty civilized about it.” There have been 26 members of Chilliwack over the years and many will be taking the stage for the performance, including Claire Lawrence and Howie Vickers from The Collectors, the 1960s band that ultimately gave rise to Chilliwack. Also taking the stage will be Roy Forbes, who plays with Henderson and Shari Ulrich in UHF and who was a member of Chilliwack for a year;

and bassist Ab Bryant. Former members who’ve passed away will be honoured at the performance as well. Howard Froese’s son Tyson will fill in for him on the acoustic solo he made famous on “Baby Blue.” Henderson is particularly excited about the successful end to a search for Brian MacLeod’s old guitar. After MacLeod died, his fender strat with a cherry sunburst finish, Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut, exchanged hands a number of times. The band issued a public outcry for anyone knowing of its whereabouts and Wednesday, got word that it was safe with a man in Calgary. Alta., who funnily enough, is a big fan of the band. The current owner attended his first Chilliwack concert at age 14. The guitar is en route to Vancouver and will be incorporated into tonight’s show.Some new faces are also on the reunion show bill, including Henderson’s two talented daughters Saffron and Camille. Both singers, Saffron, focuses on voiceover work and Camille is a former member of the West End Girls and at one time sang backup for Sarah McLachlan. Henderson is incredibly excited to take the stage tonight. “It’s a very unique thing, it’s not going to happen again. This is, I’m sure, the last time. I doubt that the 50th will happen. I think this is the time, you know, it’s kind of like you better get out and see this because it’s not going to happen again.” That said, Chilliwack has a packed summer tour schedule and Henderson’s work with UHF and solo projects are still on the go. He’s also working on a book with Martin Melhuish, tracing the history of West Coast music. “I love to play music in front of people, to have a show and play for people and with people, and that’s about as good as it gets for me,” he says.


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Kypriaki Taverna


Now Open for Lunch, MondaySaturday @ noon! Voted one of the top 5 Greek restaurants in the Lower Mainland. Our two new highly-trained chefs are also serving up fresh gourmet Mediterranean-inspired specials. With our outstanding food, reasonable prices, friendly service, candle-lit charm and daily food/ drink specials, you will see why so many people call it their favourite restaurant.Free parking at rear of building.Call for delivery/take out tonight or come in for a relaxing Mediterranean experience. 1356 Marine Dr, N. Van. 604-985-7955

Traditional homemade Greek cuisine emphasizing Greek Islands with a village style atmosphere. May Specials — Chicken Souvlaki or Shank of Lamb, Lunch: $12.95, Dinner: $14.95. For the best Greek cuisine has to offer, visit Symposio today! Closed Mondays. 10% off takeout. For reservations call (604) 980-1564. 1564 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-980-1564

INDIAN Handi Cuisine of India


Reader’s Choice 2006 Winner offering Authentic Indian Cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner,7 days a week.Weekend buffet,ocean view,free delivery.

FAMILY The Pantry North Vancouver


Open for breakfast at 6:00am. We serve breakfast until 4:00pm. Monday is Seniors night starting at $8.99.Family night on Wednesday – kids eat for $2.99. Located at the Holiday Inn, N. Van. 604-985-4477


1340 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-5262

Palki Best Indian Cuisine $ $

Where one spicy sauce does not fit all. Readers’ Choice award winning restaurant for 5 years! Open for Lunch & Dinner.


Grouse Mtn, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, N. Van. 604-998-4403


Serving spectacular views and fine, indigenous west coast cuisine for over 30 years. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Live entertainment in Coho Lounge on weekend evenings. 2229 Folkestone Way, W. Van. Reservations: or call 604-926-3212


Indian Fusion represents Traditional Indian Cuisine with a fresh vibrant twist! Exotic spices, fresh ingredients, then slow cooked, infusing our food with unique Indian flavours. Submerge your senses in the world of Indian Fusion and enjoy the ultimate fine dining experience. Open daily for lunch & dinner 7 days a week. Lunch specials starting at $3.95-$8.95. Pick-up orders receive 10% off. Fully licensed. 2045 Lonsdale Avenue, N. Van. 604-984-9977

Mountain Sushi

Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub


Lynn Valley Town Center’s newest sushi restaurant! Daily sushi and box specials. Licensed premises. Free delivery for orders over $20. 10% off 1 day advance orders. Ample parking–underground and mall. 125-1233 Lynn Valley Rd, N. Van. 604-988-7868

MALAYSIAN Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine


The pinnacle of Malaysian Cuisine. We are open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner. Hours of operation are Monday-Sunday 11:30am3:00pm for lunch,Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:30pm for dinner and Friday/Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm for dinner. 10% discount for take out with min. $25 order. 1440 Lonsdale Avenue, N. Van. 604 990 0111


Are you BEAR AWARE? Who knows more about good food and drink a Black Bear customer or a non-Black Bear customer? Which has leaner meat: a Bear beef or ostrich burger? Which beer is made with wheat: Grasshopper or Canadian? What is the best place to sit: the veranda or the zoo? You know the answers... for now. But without coming back to the Bear your knowledge is getting rusty. Learn why the Black Bear was voted Runner Up for Best Pub Food in 2010 Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards. Make your party reserve [15-30 ppl] today excluding Fridays. Come and watch all 64 FIFA World Cup games in June & July. 1177 Lynn Valley Road, N. Van. 604.990.8880

1970 Spicer Road, N. Van. 604-924-1834 A Tom & Binnie Production


A Lower Lonsdale legend for 23 years. Home to the best in live music Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun nights. Great food selection that surpasses the norm.The best weekend breakfasts ‘til 2pm. Great selection of import draft.All Canucks PPV games on the big screens. 175 East 1st St., N. Van. 604-988-5585


Damn good pub! We try to take everything that’s good about a pub, and leave out what’s not, then add lots more good… Start with a comfortable room around a giant fireplace, add 20 ice cold brews on tap, really damn good food, some awesome events, and pretty much the most personable group of folks you’ll ever meet… and welcome to the Village Tap House! Come in for dinner, to catch the game on our dozens of high-def flat screens, or check the events page to see what’s happening this week.

SEAFOOD C-Lovers Fish & Chips $$ The best fish & chips on the North Shore! Marine Dr. @ Pemberton, N. Van. 604-980-9993

The Fish House In Stanley Park


While strolling in the park,enjoy exceptional seafood in one of our unique dining rooms,patios,or oyster bar. Weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Afternoon tea,daily from 2 4 p.m. Come and join us... we are just a bridge away! 8901 Stanley Park Drive, Van (Where the west end meets Stanley Park) 604-681-7275

Montgomery’s Fish & Chips$

The fastest growing Fish & Chips on the North Shore.

Intl. Food Court, Lonsdale Quay Market 604-929-8416

The perfect room for private parties up to 150 ppl. Perfect for fundraisers, birthdays, anniversaries and retirement parties.Watch all Canucks pay per view & sporting events on our big screen & flat screen TV’s.The best brunches ever!

The Rusty Gull

86 Semisch Ave., N. Van. 604-984-3087

1C - 900 Main Street, Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver 604-922-8882

PUB The Black Bear Pub


Offers an excellent menu, the best craft brewed ales & lagers in Vancouver, live music, satellite sports, pool table, dart boards & heated patio with a spectacular city view.

Village Tap House

The Bridge Between Pub $ $

116 East 15th St, N. Van. 604-986-7555

Indian Fusion Restaurant

An epicurean experience 3700’ above the twinkling lights of Vancouver.

The Salmon House

Chez Michel


Symposio Greek Taverna $ $

This iconic burger joint has paired up with B.C.’s own famous Breakfast Legend, Ricky’s All Day Grill to bring you the best of both worlds: hand-cut Home Style Onion Rings, hand-scooped real Ice Cream Shakes, and the juiciest burgers in town, made with 100% AAA Alberta beef as well as Ricky’s Famous Big Breakfasts, beautiful Bennies and All Day Breakfast selections.

The Observatory





The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar

2453 Marine Drive W. Van 604 925-3031


999 Marine Drive, N. Van. 604-983-9444

Le Bistro Chez Michel

Drop in on your way to Whistler for amazing Home Cooked Meals and Farmhouse Baking.Exit #10 off the Sea to Sky.Mon-Sat 8-4 Sun 10-4

Neighbourhood Noodles House

71 Lonsdale Ave, N. Van. 604-980-4316

Hurricane Grill


THAI Thai PudPong Restaurant


West Vancouver’s original Thai Restaurant. Serving authentic Thai cuisine. Open Monday-Friday for lunch. 7 days a week for dinner.

1474 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-921-1069

Friday, May 21, 2010 - North Shore News - A33

CALENDAR From page 25 Little Voices: A SEVA Canada fundraiser, written an preformed by Lucas Foss, directed by Scott Swan, Thursday, May 27, 8 p.m. Admission by donation. Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Info and tickets: 604-929-3200 or Storm Warning: A comedy set in 1953 about a damaged Second World War vet and the free-spirited woman who attempts to change his outlook on life, Wednesdays-Saturdays, May 27-June 12 at 8 p.m. Admission: $16/$14. Tickets: www. or 604-929-9456. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets and info: 604-990-3474 or Plan B: Sea Theatre in association with Third Street Theatre Series. A comedy about meetings to negotiate the departure of Quebec from Canada, until May 29 at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $22/28, Tuesdays, are two for one. Grand Theft Improv: An improv sketch show that uses audiences suggestions to create 90 minutes of stories, scenes, songs and comedic chaos, every Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. St. Martin’s Church Hall: 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. Hamlet: An SMP Youth production, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. and May 29 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10/$5. Tickets: 604-7670665 or All proceeds go to a North Shore charity. Theatre at Hendry Hall: 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. Reservations: 604-983-2633. Info: The Fourth Wall: A madcap comedy about the tale of a stressed out middle age wife who rebels, May 27 (preview), May 28 and 29, June 2-5 and June 9-12 at 8 p.m. Admission: $16/$14. DANCE Kay Meek Performing Arts Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Box office: 604-913-3634 or Pro Arte Gala: Intermediate and advanced dancers will perform, Sunday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. There will be guest appearances from the Ballet Conservatory of Salt Lake City, Fairfield Music and North Shore Celtic Ensemble. Admission: $12. Scotiabank Dance Centre: 677 Davie St., Vancouver. Open Auditions: The Goh Ballet will be taking auditions Sunday, See more page 34

Cedar vision

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

CARVER Rosa Jafari is creating a bench from a large cedar log at Capilano University. She uses a chain saw, axe and an array of other tools to shape the log into her vision.




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CALENDAR From page 33

or wiredbeanshowcase. Live acoustic music Saturdays at 8 p.m. Admission by donation.

May 30, 1:30-8:30 p.m. for The Nutcracker to be held Dec. 16-19. Info: www.gohballet. com, 604-872-4014, ext. 217 or Variety Theatre: 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver. Dancing Our Stories: The First Nations ensemble, Dancers of Damelahamid, based in West Vancouver will be performing May 23 at 3:30 p.m. during the Vancouver International Children’s Festival. CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9852326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. Brewster’s Coffee: 2436 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-9820. The Bridge Between Pub: 1970 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9241834. Live music every night. The Eagles Club Starlight Room: 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. Jack Lonsdale’s Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9867333. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. Joe Fortes Restaurant: 777 Thurlow St., Vancouver. Adam Woodall plays every Saturday and Sunday, 1-3 p.m. La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-6556. SFU Philosophers’ Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join

Broadway Bound

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BURSTIN’ With Broadway presents Broadway Bound at West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Centre in two performances Saturday, May 29 at 2 and and 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $24/$20, are available by calling the box office at 604-913-3634. For more information on the ensemble visit this discussion, Wednesday, May 26, 7 p.m. Topic: What is the significance of the difference between boys and girls? Admission: $5. Info: 778782-5215. Fiesta Flamenco every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tapas and wine, 6:30 p.m., music, 8:30 p.m. Legion #118: 123 West 15th

St., North Vancouver. The LW Club: 1515 Barrow St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-253-7141 or www. Doors: 9 p.m. Open mic every Wednesday hosted by White Lies. Memphis Blues: 1629 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9293699. Live blues every weekend. Ocean Club Restaurant and Lounge: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604926-2326. Live jazz every Tuesday, 7 p.m.; live DJ Thursday to Sunday, 11 p.m.-3 a.m. The Adam

Woodall Band performs every Wednesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www. Rusty Gull: 175 East First St., North Vancouver. Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Mostly Marley performs every Sunday, 7 p.m. Sailor Hagar’s Brew Pub: 235 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9843087. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saltaire Restaurant: 235 15th St., West Vancouver.

Live local jazz every Thursday. Taylor’s Crossing: 1035 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-7899. Magician every Friday and Sunday, 5 p.m. Children are welcome. Waves Coffee House: 3050 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver. The Celtic Medley String Player’s Showcase comes to Waves the first Saturday of every month, 8-10 p.m. Free. Anyone interested in performing can phone Doug Medley at 604-985-5646. Wired Bean: 102-200 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. Info: 604-904-1319

OTHER EVENTS Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Box office: 604-984-4484 or www. Maz Jobrani Live: Iranian stand up comedian Maz Jobrani will perform, Friday, June 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35-$50. The show is suitable for ages 13 and over and will be performed in English. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info and tickets: www. or 604913-3634. Fundraising Gala for Kay Meek Centre: Join comic Rick Mercer and celebrity host Vicki Gabereau for an evening of entertainment, Thursday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments and food will be served. Tickets: $159. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604925-7407 or www.westvanlib. org. SFU Philosophers’ Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion with Franci Louann, Friday, May 21, 10:30 a.m. Topic: Thoughts about poetry and the life of a poet. Admission: $5. Info: 778-7825215. May Music Talks: Former CBC radio producer and SFU lecturer Neil Ritchie will be presenting profiles of Oscar Peterseon and Diana Krall, Wednesday, May 26, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Author Visit: William Liberty will talk about his new book The Path of the Pure Creature, Wednesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. The book is a compilation of offbeat real life stories. — Compiled by Pamela Stone and Debbie Caldwell. E-mail information for your North Shore event to

Sojourners keep their focus on gospel music From page 26 small town in Texas, did missionary work for 10 years. Sanders’ family actually founded a church in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he grew up. “So we have various connections to the church. . . . But we’re not evangelists,” stresses Mosley. “We’re more about the form, the musical form. . . . We’re not out to convert folks, that’s the thing.” Their latest self-titled album features some songs about social issues, including “Neighbourhood,” which talks about inner city struggles including alcoholism and child abuse. But by and large, the focus is on traditional gospel music. Feedback has been positive from North America and Europe, according to Mosley. But it was praise from his friend, local jazz, blues and gospel artist Dee Daniels, that really struck a chord. “I saw her a month ago and she said ‘Marcus, this album is

definitive. This album you guys have found your voice, you’ve found your niche and it’s a great album and you guys should just keep on doing what you’re doing.’ Coming from her that’s a major compliment.” Most recently the group was touring in Holland for 10 days — a pleasure and a pain at the same time. “Touring is hard, when you have three old men . . . travelling together, it can have its moments,” he laughs. They’re glad to be back home and performing for local fans at Presentation House Theatre’s annual fundraiser concert, Friday, June 4. “It’ll be basically gospel with some of the civil rights stuff. We might even throw a little R&B in there,” says Mosley. The event will also include live and silent auctions, appetizers and wine. For tickets, $60 in advance/$70 at the door go to

Streisand live at the Village Vanguard

One Night Only: Barbra Streisand and Quartet at the Village Vanguard is the only live club performance ever released by the legendary singer. The show was staged in September 2009 to commemorate the release of her latest studio album, Love Is The Answer. For a chance to win a copy of the DVD/CD package ... tell us who produced Love is the Answer.

E-mail your contest entry to Barbra Streisand Contest at Deadline for the contest is Friday, May 28, 5 p.m. Only residents living in the Lower Mainland/Greater Vancouver area are eligible to enter. Winners will be chosen in a random draw. Discs courtesy Sony Music.

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BROOKS - Joan Eileen Nov 16, 1919- May 9th-2010 It is with deep sadness, I announce the passing of our dear Mother and Grandmother, Joan Brooks on Mothers day 2010. Mum left us peacefully on that special day basked in glorious sunshine at L.G.H, myself and Andrea her Granddaughter at her side.Thank you to Don Pamplin for his prayers and concern, and thank you to the wonderful nurses and doctor at L.G.H. on 7E, who dealt with Mums passing with care and compassion. She leaves two great grandchildren, Chase & Ashlyn. Mum will always be missed for her unique personality, smile and love by all her family and friends.There will be a celebration of Mums life May 25th 2-3pm at Cedar Gardens, 1250 Cedar Village Close, N. Van. 778-340-5561. Those who would like to make a donation in Mums name, please do so to Cedar Gardens Lodge. With Appreciation


Bray, Lloyd Stanley passed peacefully in his sleep on May 12, 2010 at Lions Gate Hospital. Lloyd was born September 11, 1926 in Rotorua, New Zealand. He left New Zealand at 21 travelling by ship as cabin boy. After settling in Vancouver, Lloyd started his career in the car business and eventually becoming dealer principal at Middlegate Honda. Lloyd was also well known in the broadcasting and advertising industries and was a prominent business man in Vancouver. Survived by his family Anne, April, Tammi (Frank ), Michelle (Peter) , his grandchildren, Kaaren, Bailey, and Campbell and his sister Audrey in New Zealand and family around the world. We thank the doctors and nurses at Lions Gate Hospital for their care. A private family memorial has been held. In lieu of flowers a donation to the United Ostomy Association would be gratefully accepted.

RASMUSSEN - Ketty (nee Ljungdalh). September 24, 1920 - May 17, 2010. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom and Grandmother, Ketty Rasmussen. She is survived by her loving daughter Sonja (Lorne) Robson, sons Jack (Tracy) Rasmussen and Bjarne (Paula) Rasmussen. Ketty will be greatly missed by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband Verner, sons John and Fred, daughter in-law Gloria, and granddaughter Mindy. Viewing will take place on Monday, May 24, 2010 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver. A Celebration of Ketty’s life will take place at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Following the service, Ketty will be laid to rest in the North Vancouver Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577. Condolences may be emailed to the family from

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CREIGHTON, Joan Bruce (nee Ritchie). September 29th, 1929May 13th, 2010. My dear wife, Joanie, died peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of the Lions Gate Hospital on May 13th, 2010, after a long battle with Leukemia. She leaves her loving husband, Denis, numerous cousins across Canada, her faithful 'Yorkie' terrier, Fala and many caring and supportive friends. Joan attended York House School for 8 years, graduating in 1946 as Head Girl. She would return some years later to serve for 9 years as a Governor of the Board of Directors and for five years as Chair of the School’s Foundation. Joan graduated from UBC with a BA in English which started her on a life-long but losing battle against its (no, not it’s) misuse and dangling participles. Joan and Denis met in San Francisco in 1960 and were married in October of that year. For the next 45 years, or so, Joan served on a number of non-profit and Civic Boards, including the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, the Western Gold Theatre, the E. Fry Society, and the Vancouver Museum and Planetarium. She was President of the Junior League of Vancouver, Governor, Chair and Honorary Governor of the Leon & Thea Koerner Foundation. She also served as a Director of the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation and Director and Chair of the West Vancouver Memorial Library Board. Joan was a long time member of Capilano Golf and Country Club, and served as Women’s Captain. She was always a better golfer than her husband and threatened him with bodily harm if he ever had a hole in one before she did. He didn’t, but she managed to do it twice - same day, same hole, same tournament, one year apart. After a successful battle with breast cancer in 1999, Joan took up dragon boat racing with the Abreast in a Boat Society. In 2007, at the age of 78, she participated in an International Regatta celebrating Australia’s 10th Anniversary of Australians’ Abreast Society. Joan’s crew, now called the North Shore Dragon Busters finished 4th out of the 77 crews, missing third place by seconds. No words can express Denis’s heartfelt thanks to Dr. Paul Klimo, and to our longtime doctor and friend, Dr. Paul Sugar, to the caring staff of the Chemo Unit, and the loving and caring men and women of the nursing and volunteer staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Lions Gate Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation Palliative Care Program would be appreciated. A reception celebrating Joanie’s life, will occur at the Capilano Golf and Country Club at a later date.

HODDINOTT - Lucille Gertrude (nee Hicks) Lucille Gertrude Hoddinott, mostly known as “Lou”, was born in Grayson, Kentucky. She was known for her deep southern accent and quick wit. Born to Archie Edward and Mary Ann (Rice) Hicks, Lou immigrated to Canada in 1961. She spent the last 25 years of her life on the North Shore, her “favourite place on Earth”. All who knew Lou knew she was special. She made friends wherever she went. Lou began her career as a MOA, after a new doctor recognized her people skills while standing in line where Lou worked as a cashier. He knew she was the “right person for the job”. She spent 35 years in the medical field and will be remembered for her warm smile and caring spirit. Lou’s wit remained razor sharp throughout her lifetime. She never failed to catch you off guard with a clever wisecrack. Lou loved life to the end. An absolute loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Lou is survived by her children Ed, Ginger and Bev; her grandchildren Shelly, Robin, Sherry, Jaymie and Brett; and her great grandchildren Justice, Chelsea and Joey. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 19th at 10:00 am at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. Donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Lion’s Gate Hospital.


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Tutoring Services


Beauticians/ Barbers

CERTIFIED MATH TEACHER. Exp with senior math & calculus. Tutors all levels. 604-929-6262

CHAIR RENTAL in busy salon in North Vancouver excellent location Call 604 990-1076

It’s not too late to bring your marks up in physics, calculus & math with an exp. tutor who is a 4th yr Engineering student. Refs avail. Thomas 604-929-7784

HEAD QUARTERS in Edgemont Village seeks independent Esthetician and Chair Renters. Please call 778-839-7864

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Canwest Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email and they will investigate.


Career Opportunities

Thinking of a Career in Real Estate? Information Session Tues., May 25 • 7pm - 9pm

Call Alison to register 604-408-9311

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 71 (Comox Valley)

DISTRICT PRINCIPAL ABORIGINAL EDUCATION The school district enrolls approximately 8,200 students (including 890 students of A b o r i g i n al an c e s t r y ) f r o m Kindergarten to Grade 12 and is located 100 km north of Nanaimo on the East Coast of Vancouver Island. We are currently searching for a District Principal Aboriginal Education. The position is effective August 1, 2010. For more details about this career opportunity and how to apply, please visit our website A complete application package must be received at the School Board Office no later than by 4:00 p.m. (Pacific time) on Monday, April 31, 2010. Late re´sume´s will not be accepted.


HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in West Van, one day per week, Mon. Tues. or Wed. Laundry and cleaning. Position available now. Call Neil, 604-926-4140.



General Employment


The North Shore’s oldest and largest law firm requires a conveyancer for its Real Estate department.

Flex sched. $16.25 base-appt, cust. sales/service, conditions apply, no exp needed, will train. Call 604-676-0446 or

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BE A GOLDEN GIRL P/T North Shore. Senior’s Home Helper. Car & vac req’d. 604-984-6999 ★ CASUAL COOK ★ with experience and certificate req’d. for long term care facility. Fax resume to 604-988-0814.





is looking to fill the following permanent position:

★ F/T Lot Attendant

Position requires a valid BC drivers license & a clean drivers abstract. Work schedule of 5 days/ week. Experience an asset but not requited. We provide a competitive remuneration package, comprehensive benefit plan and a friendly working environment. Please send your resume to: Capilano VW AUDI 1151 Marine Drive North Vancouver, V7P 1T1 or email: No phone calls please.

for busy walk-in clinic on North Shore. Must be able to work days, evenings and weekends. Needs to be able to work independently but also part of a team concept. Fluent English essential. Position to start immediately. Please fax resume to 604-929-3256


Office Personnel


for busy North Shore pharmacy. Permanent f/t position with excellent wage & benefits for an organized & efficient individual. Hours: Mon to Fri, 10am -6pm. Please email resumes to:





Positions available at a busy North Shore equipment rental company. We require mechanically minded persons that have basic computer knowledge and posses above average customer service skills. Experience is not necessary but would be an asset. Great work environment, competitive wage plus benefits. Please send resume to: Fax 604-987-8176, 105 Fell Ave., North Van Seanlehmann@

Earn extra cash to supplement your current income or pay off your bills. Now hiring delivery contractors for the Sun, Province & National Post in the West Vancouver area. Must have reliable winterized vehicle and be available from 2am to 6am daily. Earn up to $900/mo. Call to find the route closest to you.



International marketing company expanding locally. High tech health products. Fulltime or part time. Background in sales and marketing preferred. Call 1-866-926-5548 Fax resume to: 604-924-3821 Email: hightechhealthproducts


Teachers/ Instructors

ECE / DAY CARE MANAGER HAPPY FACE DAYCARE in North Vancouver seeks a f/t ECE certified Manager to operate a daycare center. Min 5 years experience in daycare, highly motivated & fluent in English. F/t position, excellent salary. Management exp a definite asset. Please call 604-721-5749 or email PARK PLACE DAYCARE requires a F/T Early Childhood Educator w/B.A or college diploma in ECE. $14/hr. E-resume:



Home Support

WEST VAN. Needed f/t live-in Homemaker, suit young female, 6 days/wk $1300/m. 604-721-4932

1250 with large client base and separate area designated for grooming is looking for an experienced dog and cat Groomer. F/T or P/T excellent remuneration. Call 604-913-8387


EXP HOUSECLEANER for North Van cleaning co 1-2 days/wk, no weekends. Start $15/hr. Drivers lic reqd. Call 604-985-0511


Real Estate Department Full-time

If you have considerable conveyancing experience please e-mail your resume to or fax 604-988-1452 attn. D. Ausman, by June 4, 4:30pm

From advertising executive or banker to x-ray technician or zookeeper, you'll find it in the Employment Section.



The position requires good computer and interpersonal skills, contributing as a member of a team handling multiple property transactions with tight time deadlines, dependability, organizational skills, and attention to detail and accuracy. Long-term career potential. Very competitive compensation and excellent working environment.

Job Listings From A-Z

Hotel Restaurant

THE HURRICANE GRILL Hiring Experienced Line Cooks, Servers, & Bartenders Excellent wages & tips. Will train. Apply in person with resume to 999 Marine Dr., North Van.

PARTS MANAGER required for busy Ford Dealership. Previous management/ADP experience required. Exceptional Remuneration/Commission. Pension/company benefits. Email resume to: or fax (867) 920-9209 Yellowknife, NT

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LIKE NEW! Fridge $300, stove $250, washer $299, dryer $200. Warranty & deliv. 604-306-5134 WE BUY/SELL fridges, stacking w/d, stove, d/w, freezers. Working or not. Almond/white. Please call Ilac Appliance 604-987-7330


Auctions CAN-AM


NEXT AUCTION Saturday, May 29, 9am

Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Crane Trucks, Trailers, Lumber, Boats and etc. Cars & Trucks 9 a.m. Start!!! FEAT: Civil Construction Equip. – Trailers, Negative Air Fans, Tools, etc. + Woodworking Shop. Located in Langley just 30 minutes from Vancouver


6780 Glover Rd., Langley, BC ph: 604-534-0901


For Sale Miscellaneous

AQUARIUM, 55 US gallon, Fluval 205, black wooden cabinet, all accessories + beautiful selection of fish $500. 604-929-3503 BATHTUB, CLAWFOOT - white cast iron, original cond. luxurious, no flaws. $700. 604-921-1152 CANOE GOOD cond $800, Dishwasher like new $250, Hospital bed table $100, Queen Sz Foam Mattress $100 604-929-3535 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 MASTER CHEF 60,000 BGU, w/ Cover, Side burner, Tank & Propane, 2wks old, paid $408, Sale $300. Call Rob 604-345-1835 QUILTERS, SEWERS, Knitters Bernina, Artista 200 sewing machine & all accessories + all quilting, crochet & knitting supplies. 604-929-3503



4 DINING room chairs, solid wood, $60 for all, large desk, 6 drawers $150; 604-984-9227 BDRM SUITE & dining suite, Santa Fe style. Kids bdrm furn. All very good cond 604-921-4581 BROWN SOFA 83 inch, 4mos old never used, cost $650 sell $300 incl 5 yr warranty 604-986-5746


LAZY BOY rocker recliner, like new; brown $349. loveseat, small apt sz perfect, Retro-European side arms lift to fit 3. Rose/velvet, $229. Dresser, nite stand, headboard, white colonial w/gold trim $139. All must go, open to offers. 604-929-6061


MEXICAN PINE entertainment armoire (78'x50'X29') and matching bookcase (74'x43'x16') $550 OBO. 604-926-3678 QN BDRM set w/mattress, King bed & mattress, single mattress, sofa, love seat, 604-922-3499 RELOCATING - Top quality queen mattress, boxspring & frame, headboard, s/tables & bedding $450. 4 chair dining suite $120, coffee table $30, desk $15, stereo/cd $20. 604-926-9980 SOFA 3 seat & large over stuffed chair, top grade leather, chocolate brown, exc cond, paid $8000 now $3000. 604-785-6829 SOFA, loveseat, chair, black fabric. Matching coffee table & end tables. Armoire. 604-983-0303 SOFA, PRETTY floral 2 seater, $120. 30' round coffee table on casters, rosewood veneer $60 Call 604-925-0062


Health Products & Equipment

WHEEL CHAIR, Orion 2 tilt, triad cushion, H-strap. excellent cond. $1600. 604-926-7313


Plants & Trees

OVER ZEALOUS husband ordered far two many emerald green cedar shrubs for our yard & we have run out of room. We have 9 extra - each is 6 to 7 foot tall with wrapped burlap roots. Just picked up from nursery in Langley a few days ago. Local North Shore pricing in range of $35 for 4 to 5ft, will sell ours for $25 each or $200 for all 9. Call ticked off wife in North Van 604-219-8879



Garage Sale North Vancouver

Coffee Table, 45' long, 23.5 'wide, 16' tall, glass, slides & horizontal. $45. Danish style table, 4ft 7 ' long, 30.5' wide, 29' high, 2 x 13inch leaves, tile design in the middle. $195 Mt Pleasant area, Van, 604-875-8055 COUCH. PERFECT condition. Trendy green/gold, $500 obo. Call 604-987-7899 LOVESEAT BLUE/GREEN pattern $100. Two occasional chairs $150/pair. 604-988-5458


Garage Sale


North Vancouver

96 - Plant & Garage Sale SAT 9-1pm 4270 Nottingham Rd (off Dempsey Rd) 97A - Huge Moving Sale, Sat & Sun 9am - 2pm. Furn, toys, tools, household. 268 E 26th St in lane

94-MOVING! SUN 9am - 2pm, 5636 Covey Place. Furn, books, clothes, some tools etc etc

94-GARAGE SALE, Sat, May 22, 9-1, 689 St. Ives Cresent. Furniture, toys, kitchen/hshold misc.

Garage Sale

96- MON. 12 - 4pm, 1282 Emery Pl. Follow the signs from 27 St & Safeway. Quality baby/kids stuff

94-MULTI FAMILY, SAT 9 - 2pm. 1137 Linnae Ave, LOTS! toys, carseats, beds, appl, household

94- GARAGE sale, mostly childrens toys & things. Sat 10-3pm. 522 Montroyal Place behind Mosquito Creek Firehall


North Vancouver

94-BLOCK LONG, Multi home Garage/Moving sale. Wentworth Ave (off Highland Blvd) Sun May 30. 9 to 3. Don’t miss this one!

97B- A MOVING SALE, May 23, 8:30? asst’d furniture household goods etc 2205 St. Andrew’s Ave.

LINC’S SPECIMEN TREES Fruit trees, Japanese Maples Cedar Hedging material from 5-6 ft, $20 each. Beautiful specimens! Corner Welch St & Cap Rd. Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon 9am - 4pm Call to order 604-202-7735 Linc

97B- APARTMENT MOVNG sale Sat. May 22, 10-2. 144 East 19th St. Apt. 308... Everything must go

97B-YARD SALE! Sat 9-1, 273 E 8th, Samples, paper products, household items, jewellery etc.


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98 - BIG PLANT SALE Sunday 10am Mrs Lums Garden Centre Keith Rd & Moody All must go to make way for the City’s new Green Necklace walkway. Bedding plants, & flowers, very rare Raymond Evison Clematis. 98-ESTATE SALE, Sun May 23, 1078 Lillooet Rd/Place, 12- 4 pm, car, furniture, TV, computer etc. 99-DOWNSIZING SALE! Furn., yard tools, sports equip, quality clothes, household items, art, books. Sat 10-2, 2584 Byron Rd. 99-YARD SALE! Sat 9-1, 948 Roche Point, kids toys, furniture, household items, books etc

97C - MULTI FAMILY Yard Sale. 203 - 237 W 2nd St. Sat 9am-2pm BBQ, patio table, computers, clothes, toys, etc. Rain or shine

FREE FIREWOOD, pick up at 1400 Kilmer Road..

OFFICE DESK, 3 drawers down the side, good for student, free for pickup. Call 604-988-1728 OFFICE DESK, oak veneer 24X50 inches, Free you pick up. 604-980-7080

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BORDER COLLIE X Sheltie pups 4 males. Gorgeous! Ready Jun18 Blue Merels $700. Blk & White $400. Aldergrove. 604-856-3291



FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

ADORABLE POMERANIAN pups. Parti colour & extra small. 1st shots. $550 +. 778-316-8561

COCKER SPANIEL p/b pups with papers vet. shots, ready now, Vanc. $550 neg. 604-708-1752 ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $400+ 604 590-3727

91 - AWESOME GARAGE SALE! Sat. May 21, 8 am. start. Furniture, sports, collectibles, books, treasures galore! 3910 Bayridge Ave. (off Sharon Drive) West Van 91 - Gleneagles Community Centre Garage Sale Sat May 29th, .. 9am-1pm Free Admission Over 40 Tables of Treasures. 6262 Marine Drive, West Van ★ 604-921-2100 ★ Table Rental $30

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds 778-688-6340

92 - MOVING SALE: Furn, gdn equip. & shed, beds, bedding, sm appls, carpet, toys, books, kitchenware. 2328 Mathers. Sat 9-2.

GOLDEN DOODLE Pups Beautiful, intelligent Email pics available. $850 1-877-563-4259

It’s time for bargain hunting! Browse our Garage Sale section to find deals near you.

93 - HUGE SALE. Sat 8:30 - 2:00. 1115 Chartwell Cres. Antiques, pictures, tools, household & more 93- MOVING Sale, Sat/Sun, 9-2, 1626 Pinecrest Drive, household, office, lamps, HD box & more! 93-Huge Multi-Family garage & Moving Sale! Sat. 10am - 4pm. All must go. Household items, furn & much more. Free items! 1412 Sandhurst Pl. 93-MOVING, DOWNSIZE, May 22, 9 to 3. May 23, 10 to 2, 1195 Renton Pl., furn, electronics etc

LABS YELLOW PB Vet checked, 1st shots dewormed. 3 female. May 30. $550. 604 537-5063 PB BLUENOSE Pit Bull pup’s for sale. 4 left - $1000 - $2000. Ph Tim 604-557-8359

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* DANISH * style teak furn & items. Ok if refinishing & repair needed. 604-773-5218 Thank You very much. Cash Paid !

West Vancouver 91- 4613 CAULFEILD Dr, Sat, May 22, 9 to 1, books, household items, kids, collectibles etc.

91-DOWNSIZING SALE, Sat & Sun, 10-2, No early bird, furn, paintings, baby items, HH, books, misc, 6018 Gleneagles Place.

CHIHUAHUA, 3 pups (3 1/2 mo old/1st shots/dewormed) & the mom, $100 each. 604 581-6902


PATIO TABLE, white, metal & glass, round, free you p/u, 604-983-9355 SOFA & chair, free you pu, 604-986-9670

Garage Sale

91 - MOVING SALE, Sat 9-3. Tons of clothes, shoes sz 8, large potted plants, sofabed & matching... 5827 Falcon Rd. No earlies!

ELECTROLUX VACUUM cleaner. Singer sewing machine with attachements, needs some fixing. Free U pick 604-987-9547 FREE- COMPUTER Table, Bicycle, 3x6 Mirror, Call 604-761-2842


91 - MOVING / GARAGE SALE Sat 9-3. Furniture & household items. 5241 Timberfeild Pl

2 CUSTOM made doors 3x8 ft, Anagry Fiddleback Veneered Wood, No hardware. 604-921-9992

KITCHEN CABINETS, good solid material. Also wood wall panelling 604-929-2466

BROYHILL DINING set. Large table w/ two leaves, 6 upholsterd side chairs + two arm chairs. $2,400. Like new. 604 926-0561

Friday, May 21, 2010 – North Shore News – A37

COCKER SPANIEL p/b pups with papers vet. shots, ready now, Vanc. $550 neg. 604-708-1752

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SHARPEI IN Coquitlam is looking for good home, very healthy and great with people. Must go through Sharpei rescue for an application.

LAB X PUPPIES Purebred lab mother. Adorable mix of 12 males/females ready to go home! DOB 03/21. 3 black/ brown, 9 all black. Excellent with children; farm raised. $450. Langley: Call 604-807-3653

LAB/RETREIVER X, Young, adult female, Nellie needs a loving home! Shy around new people/situations, best suited adult-only, cat/dog free home, Loves long leashed walks or a rural home. Vanc. Animal Shelter 1280 Raymur Ave, 604-871-6885

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Okanagan/ Interior

OSOYOOS WATERFRONT 3br, 2bath, fully equipped & furn large deck, BBQ, ac, canoes, priv. dock, Avail June to Sept. $1500 /wk, 604-922-6103...551-3014



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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of FRANCES MARY RITCHEY also know as FRANCES MARY DENCH, Deceased, who died on the 17th day of April, 2010, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor, c/o Toews & Company, P.O. Box 130, Squamish, British Columbia, V8B 0A1, before the 3rd day of June, 2010, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which he has notice. Richard N. Toews, Barrister and Solicitor on behalf of the Executor, Ronnie James Ritchey NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of HENDRIKA MARIA BON also known as HENDRIKA BON, deceased, formerly of 204 - 1750 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Hendrika Maria Bon are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix, Marijke Blakely, at Apt C518, 11818 - 97th Lane N.E, Kirkland, Wash. 98034, U.S.A. on or before June 28, 2010, after which date the Executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice. Louise M. Johnston, B.A. LL.B Barrister & Solicitor

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S. Surrey/ White Rock

2 BR, 1 bath, top flr condo, part renod. Quick Sale! $215,000. 305 - 1720 Southmere Cr. Karen C. Sutton Westcoast 604-538-8888

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$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford beautifully updated end unit 1250sf 3br 2ba thse $239,900 504-1551 id5107 Delta Kennedy Hts updated 920sf 2br condo, laundry, pool, $172,900 306-0406 id5121 Port Moody Suter Brook Village top floor 710sf 1br condo $359,900 313-1480 id5083 Surrey Newton completely reno’d 1100sf 2 br townhouse $172,900 562-2977 id4773 Sry Fleetwood 3260sf 3or4br 2.5ba, 17192sf lot, triple garage $725K 599-7009 id5093 Sry Cedar Hills 2235sf 4/5br 2ba home w/suite, Fab views $459K 951-9104 id5119 Sry Cloverdale spotless 1462sf 3br+den 2.5ba Tnhse $339,900 778-571-0757 id5120


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Langley/ Aldergrove

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North Vancouver

3 bdrm 2 bath N. Van view home, 3 car garage 25 x 25 with furnace, heavy power + 6 ton commercial lift. $759,000. Open Sat & Sun 2 - 4pm 836 E 4th St Robert Jennings, Sutton Realty 604-377-8762 OPEN HOUSE Sat- Sun May 22 & 23, 3BR Townhouse, Stunning Downtown Views MLS#V831756 Call Paul Cameron, Prudential Sussex Realty 604-307-9527


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Lots & Acreage

N. WEST. All services paid, inclds u/grd electrical, DCC’s, survey & eng’ng report. 33’ x 130’ lot. No GST. $339,000. 604-726-0677. ● ID # 4711


Okanagen/ Interior

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000 also: 1 panoramic 3 - acre parcel. Owner Financing, 250-307-2558

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NANAIMO, 7YR old home w/2 sep suites. 5 bdrm, 5 min to dwntwn, 2x6 const, 9appl, lots of prkg, priced to sell $349,000. Call 250-716-2171 or 250-741-1950 ★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Pat 778-783-0872 ★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Pat 778-782-0872


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North Van Apt. Rentals

1 BACHELOR, $875 lower Lonsdale, newly reno, d/w, ns, cat ok Avail. June 1st 604-988-1939 1 BDRM, $900 Central Lonsdale 800sf, n/p 604-988-3227 1 BR, 120 W19, approx 650sf, hardwood, heat/hw incl, new reno 1yr lease, np $960. 604-683-1089 1 BR 2/St Andrews, reno, large quiet, $895 incl heat hw & prkg, np, avail June 1, 604-984-2148 1 BR $950, Jun 1/July 1, reno’d, quiet bldg secure prkg, 140 W 17th. 604-990-8262/ 985-1658 1 BR , Deep Cove, Exec, 2 level, top floor, insuite w/d, ug prkg. N/s, n/p. June 1, $1350. 604-985-9184

1 BR + den, new, radiant heat, gourmet kitchen, gas stove, ns, np, insuite wd, balc, secure prkg. 160 W 3, $1500, 604-315-8491 1 Br June 1, large corner, $865, 2 Br June 1, large corner $1010. Quiet, drapes, heat incl, gated prkg. no pets. Walk to seabus. 1 yr lease, 163 W 5. 604-980-7501 1 BR, June 1st, 15, 274 W2nd. reno’d, $965 incls heat, hw, ug prkg, locker, ns/np, 604-779-3541 1 BR large central Londsale, heat & hw incld, np, ns, $865, suit quiet person(s), June 1, 604-320-9238 1 BR, Lower Lonsdale, 4th & St Georges, 600+ sf, hardwood/tiles, suit 1, ns np, $900 incl utils & ldry. June 1 or earlier 604-986-1235 1 BR, mtn view. sunny faces west $900 incl heat/cable new hardwood & paint, coin wd, cat ok, 116 E. 18th avail Jun 1. 604-922-3908 1 brs balc. storage, prkg, cat ok, hw, blinds, heat, Jun 1, (161 W4) $900, newly reno’d, hardwood 604-729-2420.. 1 br $875 carpet, carport & kids friendly, near park, (328 E 3rd) 778-863-3098 1 Brs, Large, $815 & $865. Quiet. drapes. heat incl. gated or free prkg, no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E 2, 604-904-0956 1 studio. THE HILLRIDGE 170 E. Keith Rd clean, quiet, concrete Heat h/w incl. np ns 985-8405

1320 CHESTERFIELD AVE. 908-7368, 1 BR, 7 appls, balc, prkg, pet ok, lease, $1300 1730 Chesterfield 1br, top flr. skylights, Jun 1, balc. dw, hw incl, ug prkg avail, 604-987-5841 2 BDRM condo, NEW, 2 ba, main flr, beside L.Valley Mall, great yd, granite, SS appl, w/d,fp, u/g prkg/ stor avail, fitness ctr, guest ste, n/s, $1699, June 1, 604-834-2993 2 BR. 2 bath, avail now. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, Please call 778-554-0537 2 BR, 2 bath bright, spac, Touchstone Bldg, 3rd flr, view, wd, prkg, gym, storage, ns, np, immed, 1 yr lease, $1750+utils, 604-985-5778

2 BR a corner suite on top flr of very quiet bldg, E. 15th, high vaulted ceilings, mtn view, large balc. new carpet, dw, free laundry, new energy smart windows, venetian blinds, now, $1200, Cat ok, pet deposit req’d 604-830-0857 Leave msg.


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

777 W. Queens Rd. 1, 2, & 3 BR units $1150 to $2000. Weekdays 604-990-2971 or Weekends 604-985-2876. AVAILABLE JULY 1ST 2BR, 2BA, deluxe NEW Vista Pl. 13th/Lons, quiet NE crnr, lrg balc, stunning Mtn views. SS appl, f/p, h/w & carpet, granite, insuite w/d, gym, party room, parking, locker. $2010 incl heat & hotwater. Call 604-985-1624, Beautiful Large Suites 2 Bdrms from $1310 avail now & June 1. 3 Bdrms, d/w $1675, June 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. 1 yr lease 604-986-3866

BLUERIDGE APTS (Call us for details)

2 BR new reno’s with new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage incl heat & hw (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628

CENTRAL LONSDALE - 1BR $925. Heat, hot water & laundry included. 1yr lease, no dogs. 604-990-2971. Chesterfield/West 15, 1br, view, incld heat hw, cable, no pets, 1 yr lease, $870, 604-987-9899 2 BR hw flr, $1080; 1 BR $895 incl heat/hw, balcony, bright, 15th & Lonsdale, ns/np. 604-323-4467

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Bach - $875, 1 BR - $1150 Avail now. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls. Call 604-986-3356 KENMORE MANOR 140 East 17th St. A bright 1 bdrm Available. Heat & h/w incl. N/S, No Pets. 604-980-4554 LE CHATEAU, 1110 E 27th, Lynn Valley 2 Br large $1300up, 1br $995, np, ns, 604-980-9219 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 3 BR, 2 BR June 1, 1 br May 15 or June 1. . Near Lynn Valley Mall... 604-988-3828

MOVE IN ALLOWANCE, Lrg Bach avail June 1, Rent $900 Incls H & H/W. Cable/parking extra. N/S & N/P. To view call (604) 985-4272


Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR, 2109 Bellevue. good cond, hardwood, hw heat incl’d, avail now, np, $1025. 604-986-1294 1BR $1100 beaut. new ste, 9ft ceilings, w/d, in flr heat in bath, 5 min walk to shops/comm. ctr, single occup. June 1. 925-9234 2025 BELLEVUE AVE. 2br unit, mountain view, cats ok, senior discounts. 604-913-0734. AMBLESIDE TOWER Studio & 1 BR avail. Excellent views, rents incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms on premises. Walk to beach & shops. 1552 Esquimalt 604-922-8443


1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br Move-in Bonus, Fitness room, o/d pool, close to shops, transit & Seawall, 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, H/W incl’d.

110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. 2br. $1450; Stunning views & lots of storage. NO PETS. 604-988-7379

PENTHOUSE STUDIO, lower Lonsdale, concrete bldg, view, lg balcony, gym, sauna, new paint/ carpet, $795 including heat/hw, lease, n/s, n/p. 604-218-3135 RAVENWOODS, 1 br +den, all appls, ns, np, 1prkg/storage, avail immed. $1280, 604-351-7275 VICTORIA PARK PLACE 615 St. Georges Ave @ E 6th St. 1 BR avail, bright, clean quiet bldg, n/p, n/s 604-980-9057


20X20 secure separate garage, lane access, Available Now, Call Pam @ 604-980-0098.


Houses - Rent

2 BR + sunroom, Lynn Valley. Charming country cottage, fully renovated , fenced yard, sunny deck, near Froome Mtn biking, Lynn Valley Village, buses, 1517 Draycott Rd, $2000, avail July 1. 604-904-0397 3 BR, 2.5 bath, 2 lvl, Lynn Valley, Avail June 19, 1 yr lease, ns np, $2500. Drive by 1572 Coleman St, call to view 604-731-8804. 3br+den Caulfeild Vlge 2.5bath, quiet, garage, cul-de-sac, $3950+ np, Lighthouse 604-551-1409

4 BR 1.5 bath, Lynn Valley area, newer appls & paint, $2000+ utils, small pet ok, ns. Short or long term, avail now, 604-728-1782

DUNDARAVE WATERFRONT, studio + solarium, 180° ocean view, $1850 incl. 604-721-7484

AWESOME OCEAN VIEWS W. Van. 5 BR new home, 5 mins N. of Horseshoe Bay, mega private, top quality throughout, $5985 neg 604-913-1115 ..778-317-6212

Please call 604-922-4322

Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach pool rec room, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287 PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, np, ns Avail now. By appt. 604-921-7800

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

1 & 2 Bdrm Suites 1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.)

Spectacular Views, Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Pool Rent includes all utilities.

BRIT. PROP, city view, updated 4 br, 5 ba, 2 kitchen, pool $5500. 604-925-8824


Duplexes - Rent

2 BR bright upper duplex, all newly decorated, sundeck, fp, view, large kitchen, all appls, no pets $1325 incl utils. Lower Lonsdale, June 1, 604-926-9965 2br Stunning view Deep Cove, fully furn. 2 level suite, 2 baths, 2 gas fp, 7 appls, hot tub, pool, net, ns, $2300 all incls. avail immed, 604-929-6976. 778-836-6976


Furnished Accommodation

1 BR, furn. suite, Lynn Valley, newly reno’d, modern, own entry, garden view, wd, gas fp, tv, cable, ns, np, $350/wk, 778-836-0330

A SHORT STAY. Renos, relatives, execs, etc. 604-987-2691 Grand Manor Guest House/Apt daily★weekly★monthly rates 604-988-6082

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1 BDRM bsmt, like new, bright, Central Lonsdale, suits 1, n/s, n/p, $850/mo. incl utils. avail June 1, 604-987-8658 or 604-841-5756 1 BDRM bsmt, like new, Upper Lonsdale, N/S, furn, 6mos lease. June 15, $1000, 604-839-9057

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR bright bsmt, Blueridge, 950 sf, reno’d, hardwood, own entry & w/d, $1350 incl cable + hi spd, ns cat ok, avail now 604-723-2476 2 BR bright bsmt, lower Lonsdale, reno’d, wd, ns, np $1125+% utils, lease, immed. 604-306-7187.

1 BDRM large, bright, w/d, $980 incl util & cable (hi-spd net avail), June 1, n/p, n/p, 604-985-7769

2 BR bsmt suite, large, bright, Lower Lonsdale, 500 blk E 1st St. n/s, n/p. Avail now. 604-985-3728

1 BR, bright bsmt suite in new home, walk to Edgemont Village, private entry, full height ceilings, radiant heat, 5 appls, tile & carpet. N/S, some dogs ok, near bus, $1200 incl heat & hydro, AVAIL June 1, call 604-218-0939

2 BR cozy bsmt, Central Lonsdale, w/d, prkg, patio, N/S N/P, $895 + 1/3 utils, Avail June 15 or July 1, Call 604-984-8413

1 BR +den garden suite, 1000sf, lower Lonsdale, priv. entry & yard, full kitchen, bath, dw, wd, gas fp, ns np, 1200 incl utils, avail now or June 1, 604-990-6730

2 BR fully reno’d bsmt, Lynn Valley. Bright, own w/d, avail June 1, no pets. 604-983-2407 2 BR garden ste, lower Lonsdale 1000sf, new reno, bright, prkg utils incl’d, $1495. 778-889-4190 2 BR groung level, share wd, new reno, quiet, prkg, fp, np, ns $1200+util. Now. 604-980-9630

1 BR & study, view, all appl, reno, hardwood, $1025 incl utils, ns np, now, Deep Cove 604-739-8434 1 BR suite, 2nd flr of house, view, garden, laundry, quiet street. June 1, short term rental (months) $950. 604-980-0451 1 BR suite, grd flr, bright, Central Lonsdale, full bath, laundry, $800 incl utils, ns np, suits only 1 person, avail now 604-986-8059

2/3 BR Penthouse, upper Lonsdale, 1500 + sf, open plan Heritage home full of charm. 16X8 balcony with absoultely stunning unobstructed 360° view, n/p, n/s, Ref’s. prefer couple $1985/mo. Funky, renovated and vacant. 604-889-9338 2BR NEWLY Reno’d Bsmt Suite, hw floor, Furn or Unfurn, Alarm, Lrg Yard, $1250 604-218-3309 3 BDRM, 1.5 bath, top floor, Central Lonsdale, f/p, w/d, $1700 incl utils np June 1, 604-984-6128

1 BR+DEN, Edgemont, 1100sf, gas fp, ns, np, $1100 incls. Suit quiet couple Jun 1, 604-985-3289

4 BR British Properties main flr, 2500 sq ft, 2 bath, f/p, 5 appl, nr Sentinal school, prkg, storage, no pets. $2280 604-922-3499

CANYON HEIGHTS executive house. 4 br+den, 3 bath, $5000 avail July 1. no pet, 604-986-0629

2 BDRM bsmt ste, w/d, d/w, priv entry, Dundarave, NS NP, Avail now $1200 incl util 604-616-9674

BACH, Lynn Valley, grnd level, bright quiet, suits single, n/s, n/p. $700 incl utils. 604-988-8422

CAUFIELD CHARACTER house quiet cul de sac, ocean view 5 min to beach, Lighthouse Pk updated 2 Br, 2 Ba, den/3rd Br, 2000sqft, 2 flrs, lg master, sunny deck & open flr plan on main, new countertops, paint, carpet, flooring, n/s, pet considered, Ref’s req’d, Avail June 1. $2800 + utils.



A QUICK CONSTRUCTION Carpentry, Siding, Deck, Paint, all repair North Shore 604-418-6020 CHELSEA CRT, W. Van newer 6 br, 6 bath, dbl garage $5600. Aug 1. 604-925-8824 DEEP COVE, character home, view, 3 br + den, 2 bth, $2200 +util ns np. 604-929-4110 eves 7-9 FURN EXEC house, Cedardale, 4/5Br, 3.5ba, l/r, d/r, kitch/fam, TV room, ns, tennis/pool, yr lease, July 1, $4500. call 604-926-6031


Office/Retail Rent

1500 SQFT offices in Lonsdale Bay. High ceilings, eco/forested/ ocean view, FN land. 778-233-6764


Shared Accommodation

2 ROOMS new home $550, $575, use of kitchen n/s, w/d, June 1, Lynn Valley 604-314-0649


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FRIENDLY, Professional, Crown mouldings, baseboard, casings rough framing. 778-233-0559 QUALITY CARPENTRY Handyman new reno home studio shed deck Affordable 604-928-5350


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15 YRS Professional cleaner has openings. Excellent references, Please call 604-980-1495 $18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 ✫✫A CLEAN SWEEP ✫ Reliable Housecleaning service. Low rates 778 836-9970 ✫✫ 604 987-9970 A DEPENDABLE Cleaning Co. $18/hr. 604-505-8658 Licensed Insured Reliable

BRIGHT, lg clean quiet, furn rm, w/d, 7 min drive to Cap College, $600 incls. N/S. 604-929-5036

FILIPINO COUPLES CLEANING SERVICE. Free est. 604-780-1444 or 778-867-8502

ROOM, PRIV. entry near Saveon/Marine Dr, $450, w/d, Avail Jun 1, suit prof ns male. 604-988-0624 or 778-688-4846

HOUSE CLEANING, Home Care. Excellent rates, exc. experience & exc. job. Darlene. 604-724-5661



HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit UPPER CAPILANO/ GROUSE WOODS furn. Large 1br garden entry, $1000 all incls & internet/ laundry, suits 1, 750sf 604-765-2279

1 BDRM brand new suite, Canyon Heights, 4 new appls, n/p, n/s, inclds heat/light, $1100 avail. now. 604-830-7734


CANYON HEIGHTS 4 Br, big deck, updated, 2 fp, Aug 1. $2750 604-925-8824

STORAGE SPACE 150sf, Heated, Fully Reno’d, Edgemont Village, call Laura 604-785-1000

3 BR, Lynn Valley, updated, deck, hardwood, cat ok, $1450. June 1. 604-925-8824

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR suite, N. Vanc, great location, utils & cable incl, own wd, bright, open to garden, nr bus, ns, $900. immed. 604-990-4041

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive


1 BR +den bsmt, lower Lonsdale, view, wd, $995+ %utils, lease, ns, np, immed, 604-306-7187

AMBLESIDE, VIEW, 4 bdrm+, 2 baths, semi-furn. n/s, n/p, ref/ lease, $2300. 604-926-0053

2 BR bright, phone/hi-spd/cable, hardwood, ns cat ok, nr seabus, quiet bldg. $1600, 604-983-4321

2 BR Woodcroft, S.W. corner, updates, no pets July 1. $1375. 604-925-8824


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2 BR + den/storage, Woodcroft, corner unit, mtn & parital Lions Gate view, $1600 incl util + 1 prkg avail now, ns np 778-829-5504

387 E. 5th St. 908-7368 Bachelor suite in heritage home, utils. incls. N/p, lease, $800.

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2 BR Cap U, completely reno’d, hardwood, stainless, deck $1650 604-925-8824 3 BR, 1.5 bath, storage, prkg, balc., complete reno, pool, playgrnd nr amen, heat & hw, $1750 July 1, 604-839-2825, 929-1094 3 BR 2.5 bath, 5 appl, 2 patios, o/d pool/gym, nr bus shops, n/p, $1850. Karen 778-919-6151 3 BR fp $1700. renod, 1.5 baths, 6 appls, storage, patio, ns, np, Jun 15, Rufus Dr, 604-925-3631 3 BR t/house in quiet complex, 1.5 baths, fenced patio, pool, playground, near bus & shops, $1620 + utils, Dollarton & Seymour. V7H 1A4 604-929-6024 3 BR, w/d, d/w, carpet, unfinished bsmt, near 2nd Narrows bridge, 2 prkg, $1750 + util, avail now 604-433-0365, 604-319-0362


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Luxury Cars

2006 MERCEDES E500 wagon 41K, silver, black int. Mint cond. $43,000 604-889-1069 eves

1999 FORD Taurus SE red sedan. Automatic transmission, 24 valve DOHC engine, 152,600 kms, exc cond, $2,750, 604-984-9066.


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2009 MAZDA MIATA GT Convertible, auto, only 7,000kms ONLY $33,980

2007 VOLVO C70 Get ready for summer, U4534 GREAT PRICE $37,999

2009 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GL Auto, a/c, pwr group, only 41,000kms ONLY $14,808

2007 BMW X5 Fully equipped, only 34,000kms, U4519 NOW $49,999

2009 CHEV COBALT LT 4dr, only 28,000kms, was $14,995 NOW $12,990

2007 VOLVO XC90 V8 AWD, 7 pass, rear entertainment, U4449. Was $45,999 NOW $42,999

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2007 TOYOTA 4RUNNER LIMITED V8, navigation, silver, grey leather, only 39,700kms, local, U5383. Was $36,995 SALE PRICE $35,995 2007 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER Auto, a/c, roof rack, running boards, black, local, 85,000kms, U5370. Was $26,995 NOW $25,995 2007 TOYOTA YARIS HB 3 dr, blue, auto, one owner, local, only 18,464kms, U5372. Was $12,995 NOW $11,995 2006 BMW X3 Premium & Activity packages, AWD, park assist, leather, loaded, U5314. Was $28,995 CLEARANCE $25,995

2008 HYUNDAI SANTA FE LIMITED Leather, sunroof, low kms ONLY $26,900

2006 TOYOTA MATRIX Auto, a/c, keyless entry, one owner, local, silver, 82,000kms, U5375. Was $15,995 NOW $13,995

2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE Pwr group, a/c, Stow ‘N’ Go seats, only 47,501kms, was $16,780 NOW $16,330

2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID Black, leather, fully loaded, one owner, local, 102,000kms, U5364. Was 26,995 NOW $25,995

2007 HYUNDAI AZERA LTD Leather, low kms ONLY $21,530

2005 VOLVO V50 T5 Auto, sunroof, alloys, U4515 $20,999

2005 PORSCHE BOXSTER Manual, black with black leather, one owner, only 42,700kms, U10857R $36,995

2007 HYUNDAI TUCSON GL Manual, a/c, only 65,000kms, 2.0L, fwd ONLY $14,930

2006 LEXUS SC430 CONVERTIBLE Black beauty, just in time for spring, loaded, only 29,530kms, U5319. Was $51,995 CLEARANCE $48,995

2008 LEXUS RX 400H Lexus Certified $49,990 2008 LEXUS LS 600HL Smokey granite on black leather, 19” wheels, navigation, back up camera, bluetooth, beautiful. SAVE HUGE $80,990 2008 LEXUS RX 350 Fully loaded, silver on tan. $45,990 2008 LEXUS ES350 White on tan, local, one owner, spoiler, low kms. $33,990 2007 LEXUS GX470 Only 32,000kms, ash blue on grey leather, fully loaded, local, Lexus Certified. $49,990

2007 TOYOTA TACOMA Yamaha Edition, red on gray, only 15,000 kms. $32,990 2007 LEXUS ES 350 Grey on grey, premium package. $29,990 2006 LEXUS RX 400H Only 58,000kms, local $36,990

2002 HONDA CIVIC LX Grey, 5 spd manual, 143,000kms, excellent condition, U5282. Was $8,695 CLEARANCE $6,995

2006 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE Only 72,000kms $17,990

2002 GMC SONOMA Auto, low kms, was $9,995 NOW $7,890

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1996 JEEP Orvis, local SUV, very clean, way low 135 kms 5.2L V-8, auto, full leather, full towing package. $4750 obo. 604-987-5466. 2002 DODGE Durango SLT 4X4. Great truck to drive, have all the service records. Asking $9,500. Open to offers. 604.657.1845

2001 INFINITI QX4, fully loaded $10,250 ONO, 148,000 KM, Gold, Bose Stereo, sunroof, tanned leather seats(all heated), mud/ snow tires, Automatic, Hi-intensity headlights. Lovely smooth, reliable ride. Rebuild 2003. Call Tommy 778-960-5308 2005 CHEVROLET 3500 LS 4X4 Diesel Crew Cab, 150K km’s, Exc Cond, $22,400obo 604-892-4553


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2004 Mercedes Benz CLK 320 Coupe (newer shape), auto, local, only 52k, spotless $22,850

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2003 Mercredes Benz E320 (newer shape), auto, local, only 47K, spotless. $21,850

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2004 Mercedes Benz ML350 auto, local, only 75k, spotlessly kept $19,850

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2003 Mercedes Benz ML350 SUV auto, local, only 90k, immaculate $16,850

4X4,V6,auto,blue,alloys,pwr group, BCAA inspected,P5421 Pre-Loved Special $33,988

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2004 Toyota Rav 4 auto, local, a/c, pwr group, only 60K, spotless $15,850

2007 BMW X3 Black on black with premium pkg. Reg price $31,980. SALE PRICE $28,980

2007 Jeep Compass

2007 BMW 525I Premium pkg, arctic grey, 19” rims! $35,980 2007 LEXUS RX350 Ultra premium pkg. Reg price $42,980. SALE PRICE $38,980 2006 HONDA S2000 Very rare! Local, low kms. A must see, in perfect condition! $31,980

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2004 Mercedes Benz CLK 500 Sports Coupe auto, local, only 82k, sunroof, leather, heated seats, spotlessly kept. $24,850

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2007 LEXUS IS250 AWD, blue on tan, only 43,000kms, Lexus Certified $34,990

2002 VW BEETLE GLS One owner, local, ony 78,000kms , 5 spd manual, very clean U10815A $10,995

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2006 - 22FT double axel, white Jayco trailor, used for 5 short trips exc. cond. sleeps 5, full load. ac, etc. $15,000 OBO. 604-940-1953

2000 MAZDA PROTEGE. silver. 142,000 kms. auto, electric mirrors, windows, sunroof, ABS, Alloy wheels, Cruise Control. No accidents. Full service history avail. $4500. 778-991-8676 1993 BMW 740i, black, auto 231K, exc cond. 2 owner car, fully loaded, $3900. 604-671-4133

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1990 HONDA Accord, 4 dr, auto, 246 K, good cond $1500 obo. 604-924-9621 after 5pm or lv msg

2000 INFINITY G20 80,000km silver, auto, loaded, fully serviced since new $8900. 604-786-7114

1990 VW JETTA standard, cd, stereo, a/c’d, exc mileage.clean, runs well $1000. 778-895-1424

2003 INFINITI G35 sedan, 66 K, auto, fully loaded, no accidents exc cond $14,600. 604-725-0947

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2005 HONDA Civic SE automatic 75,500 kms new Michelin tires $10,400 - obo. 604-761-1352

2003 BWM X5 3.0 V6 AWD, grey / grey leather, loaded, navigation system, heated power/telescopic steering, heated front & rear seats $17,000. 150 K. 604-657-4451


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2001 SCAMPER tent trailer, 8’ box. sleeps 6. like new condition. a/c d/c fridge. indoor/outdoor stove. furnace. sink with water hookup. $5000. 604-839-8043

2006 CEDAR Creek, 5th Wheel, 30ft. Rear living, br. slide). Fully loaded. 21ft add a room under the awning & enclosed storage area under the pin. Central vac. w/kick plate. A ns & np unit. Slide out pantry & 2 way fridge (Electrical/ Propane), 10 gal water heater (electric/propane), outside shower, Thermostat fantastic breeze control fans in br & living, thermopane windows & tinted. 4 holding tanks; fresh water, black water & 2 grey water (large 1 for toilet & shower & 20 gal for kitchen. tanks can be heated during winter/late fall operations. $34,900 obo Vernon Call Jerry 1-250-558-7836

Friday, May 21, 2010 - North Shore News - A43



Braking News

Brendan McAleer

Deceptive dealership pays for its tricks

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and continuously variable transmissions — making this the one area in which Acura is far behind the competition. Where features are concerned, the revised model gains a variety of advanced technologies, including an adaptive cruise-control system, auto-levelling headlamps, and blind-spot detection. Unfortunately, you have to spring for the highend Elite Package to get these features. While two out of the three are understandable as options, it would have been nice for blind-spot detection to be standard on such a large vehicle. And that brings us to the one thing that the MDX,

Mazda Canada cuts off gouging Ontario dealer When Madeline Leonard headed to her Orangeville, Ont., Mazda dealership to have the transmission checked on her 2004 Mazda, she probably figured there’d be a bill to pay. What she didn’t expect was to be pressured and tricked into buying a brand new Mazda6 for thousands over its value, and being locked into an eight-year loan at 7.4 per cent interest. Leonard, who is taking medication for fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, depression and anxiety, was allegedly coerced into buying the new car — which turns out to have been a demonstrator model with nearly six thousand kilometres on the clock — for $45,000, which with interest would come to a total of $66,000. It’s the sort of stereotypical thing you’d expect from a used car salesman who looks like Herb Tarlek from WKRP in Cincinnati. Not to worry though, because karma just opened up a can of whoop-ass on

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IN 2000 the Acura MDX was the first luxury crossover to offer seven seats and now, 10 years later, it’s still a class leader that offers great value. it is available at North Shore Acura in the Northshore Auto Mall.

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MDX offers full-size value

IT’S been 10 years since the MDX debuted, during which the midsize SUV has become one of Acura’s bestselling vehicles. When it arrived in 2000, the MDX was the first luxury crossover SUV to offer seven seats, enabling families to move upscale without having to go to a truck-based SUV such as the Cadillac Escalade. Of course, being the “first” has never guaranteed success, and the intelligent MDX didn’t just rely on its thirdrow bench to generate sales. With decent performance, a solid feature set, pleasant styling and a very good price, it was a complete package and a very interesting vehicle.

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A decade later, all of that is still true. The original MDX remained a best-in-class vehicle until 2006, when a redesigned 2007 model was released to favourable reviews. For 2010, the MDX gets a number of modifications

aimed at keeping it fresh and attractive. The basic infrastructure hasn’t changed, but the various improvements ensure that the MDX remains at the top of its game. Mechanically, the 2010 MDX has a revised 3.7-litre V-6 engine with improved power delivery, along with the brand’s first six-speed automatic transmission. While Acura and Honda’s purposeful avoidance of V-8 engines is well known (a decision that has won respect from many consumers), it’s surprising to realize that the automaker has been stuck on five-speed automatics until now. In the meantime, others are moving on to seven- and eight-speed automatics — as well as clutch-less manual

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on every new Acura. It’s softer and more subtle than the inyour-face shield-like grille from recent years, but isn’t exactly oddly enough, hasn’t gained: the keyless entry system found attractive. in the TL, RL, and upcoming ZDX hatchback. While some With the exception of the bumpers, the rest of the MDX’s of these systems are more annoying than helpful, Acura’s is styling remains unchanged and that’s a good thing. In general, very intelligent, unlocking when a person carrying the key fob the SUV’s strong lines are very pleasing to the eye, giving it a merely touches the door handle. It’s not a big deal, but you strong profile. have to wonder why Acura left keyless entry off of such an The interior is also a strong point, with wood trim spanning important vehicle. the width of the cabin and a compact — though busy — tower Regardless, the MDX is still one of the vehicles to beat, with of controls at the base of the dashboard. There’s a relaxed flow a well-designed interior and great price that deliver excellent to the console that’s very comfortable and welcoming. overall value. And hey, it’s even built in Canada, at the assembly Build quality is among the best you’ll find in the MDX’s plant in Alliston, Ont. price range. It feels very solid and well-constructed, and the Design buttons, switches and materials are all high calibre. The most obvious styling change is the revised front end, Performance which features a new version of the trapezoidal grille found The retuned 3.7-litre V-6 produces 300 h.p. and 270 footpounds of torque, coupled to the aforementioned six• CAM CLARK FORD LINCOLN • CAM CLARK FORD LINCOLN • CAM CLARK • speed automatic and Acura’s standout Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive system. It’s an exceptional engine offering great response and more than enough power for most owners’ needs. The transmission includes standard paddle shifters that are a nice touch, but somewhat pointless. That aside, the six-speed is a welcome addition, delivering smooth and quick shifts, and downshifting smartly when necessary. An improved powersteering system avoids the over-assisted feel of many luxury cars in recent years (including last year’s MDX),






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A large glove box, centre console and map pockets make for plenty of useful incabin storage in the MDX.

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providing excellent feedback to the driver. While the big MDX isn’t exactly spry, its overall handling and performance rival similar vehicles costing far more. The ride is firm but comfortable, and strikes the right balance. Environment There’s lots of space

inside, though the third-row seats are as tight as most seven-seaters are. The cargo space is a reasonable size with all of the seats up, and becomes cavernous when the 50/50 third-row and 60/40 second-row seatbacks are folded flat. Acura makes some of the best seats in the business. They’re very comfortable,

balancing between the softer seats found in Infiniti and Lexus vehicles and the firm seats common to European cars. With respect to convenience features, incabin storage includes a large glove box and centre console, as well as good-sized

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Some MDX options should be standard From page 45 map pockets and numerous cupholders. Both front seats are powered, and drivers benefit from a memory system that adjusts the seat, steering, mirrors, climate control, and even audio settings. While keyless entry is missing, the MDX has gained a backup camera display built into the rearview mirror, which we’ve seen on some American vehicles. The Technology Package one-ups this with a multi-view system that employs three different cameras to show a variety of views. Features The MDX starts at a reasonable $51,990, rising to $57,290 with the Technology Package and $61,990 for the fully-equipped Elite trim. Standard equipment includes ABS, vehicle stability assist, traction control, fog lamps, Xenon headlamps, moonroof, Bluetooth, power tailgate, power tilt/telescope steering, heater front seats, driver’s seat memory, rearview mirror camera, automatic tri-zone A/C, eight-speaker audio system with six-disc CD changer, tire-pressure

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A backup camera is standard but a blind-spot detection system comes only with the Elite Package. monitoring system and front/ side/side-curtain airbags. The Technology Package adds a navigation system with voice recognition and multi-view rear camera, along with a high-end 10-speaker system, DVD-Audio playback, and 15 Gb hard drive. The Elite Package includes all of the Technology items along with features such as adaptive cruise control, auto-levelling headlamps and blind-spot detection. Fuel efficiency is rated at 13.2 l/100 km in the city and

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at $58,800, and the soon-to-arrive 2011 model will offer significant mechanical improvements, including a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six with 300 h.p. and 300 foot-pounds of torque, a 3.5-litre diesel inline-six with 265 h.p. and 425 footpounds of torque, or a turbocharged 4.4-litre V-8 with 350 h.p. and 350 foot-pounds of torque While the 2011 model comes with major modifications under the hood, the styling has been merely tweaked — at a glance, it’s hard to tell what’s actually changed. Lincoln MKT The brand-new MKT costs $49,950, powered by a 3.7litre V-6 with 268 h.p. and 267 foot-pounds of torque, or a smaller 3.5-litre V-6 boasting Ford’s new EcoBoost technology, enabling it to reach 355 h.p. and 350 foot-pounds of torque with exceptional fuel efficiency There are a lot of things to like about the MKT — which shares its platform with the Ford Flex — but styling isn’t one of them. Featuring a giant chrome grille and bland curves, the MKT catches the eye for all the wrong reasons. Mazda CX-9 The fully loaded CX-9 GT is priced at $47,450, with a 3.7litre V-6 generating 273 h.p. and 270 foot-pounds of torque. It’s not a luxury vehicle, but is close enough to present an interesting alternative. Beyond its great value, the CX-9 is one of the best-looking seven-seaters you can get, mimicking the athletic looks of the smaller CX-7 to hide its considerable bulk.

THERE’S a lot to like about the fuel-efficient Lincoln MKT, although the styling could use a makeover.

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the offending dealer. First, the bad publicity pressured the dealer into firing both employees involved in the sale, and into making an offer to buy back the car. Secondly, the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council is investigating, with plans for a $250,000 dollar fine and possible jail time. Lastly, Mazda Canada stepped in and said, “No more ZoomZoom for you,” revoking the dealer’s franchise. Google Streetview accidentally captures Wi-Fi data Everyone was all excited to see Google’s Streetview cars roll into town, with quirky camera boxes perched atop their roofs, and everybody scurried to their laptops to see if they’d been captured on film for posterity. As it turns out, it wasn’t just imagery that the Streetview cars were recording, but information on Wi-Fi networks and usage loads. Now it would appear that a certain amount of data was also accidentally recorded from any unsecured wireless networks that may have been left open. During an audit, it was discovered that an experimental piece of code was accidentally added to the Streetview software. This program sampled payload data from open Wi-Fi networks, meaning that any of that data, including file transfers or passwords, could have been snapped up and

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Aston-Martins ever built. The cars would have a total price tag of more than $17 million (plus delivery charges), and would comprise 84 cylinders, 51.1 litres of displacement (7.3 litres each), and a whopping 4,900 horsepower. The bulk buy is 13 per cent of all the One-77s intended for production ever, and certainly shows that someone is a very, very big fan of Aston-Martin. Either that, or they’re starting a driving school for sultans. Lamborghini opens fashion store in Vancouver Should you visit the Lamborghini store in the Aberdeen centre, don’t expect to pick up a Gallardo or test drive a Murcielago. Instead, why not try on a nice Lamborghini-branded shirt? You know, the sort of thing that ensures that every single person you talk to will be fully informed as to what you’re currently driving: a Geo Metro. It’s the third store of its kind in the world, following successful launches in Beijing and Los Angeles, and if either of those places have anything to do with good taste, then I will eat my non-supercarmanufacturer-branded hat.


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Survey: Canadians can’t kick the car culture

Misty Harris

Canwest News Service

OUR nation’s environmental footprint is looking a lot like a tire tread, with a new survey finding just one per cent of Canadians are willing to give up their cars. Nearly eight in 10 people (78 per cent) claim to be concerned about the environmental impact of their wheels, as transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in this country.

But even when walking, biking or public transit are viable options for them, three-quarters of Canadians (75 per cent) will still choose to drive. “It’s a much bigger problem than any one of us can tackle,” says Josh Laughren, director of communications for WWF-Canada, which commissioned the 2,002-person survey. “But it’s the kind of problem we can solve if we all tackle it.” If every Canadian left their vehicle at home just one day a week, for example, an estimated 4.86 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions would be saved. That’s the equivalent of yanking some 800,000 cars off the road for an entire year.

With that in mind, WWF-Canada will next week launch an awareness campaign that aims to curb Canadians’ dependency on their wheels and encourage sustainable, active transport. Participants are asked to register their intentions on the organization’s website, which will help measure the collective difference made by people across the country. “It often just takes a nudge to change people’s behaviour,” says Laughren, pointing to the paradigm shift seen with smoking in recent years. “Once they make that kind of change in their lives, they rarely slip back.” But the combined forces of urban sprawl, inconvenient public transit, and lifestyles that have been organized around — and dominated by — cars means this may be easier said than done, according to a Canadian expert on automobile culture. “To ask people to give up their cars out of a sense of environmental responsibility will only get you so far,” says Jim Conley, a professor of sociology at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont. “If they find that they’re making a personal sacrifice that, by itself, will have only a small environmental impact while others continue to use their cars, they may feel virtuous but they may also feel taken advantage of.” In fact, Canadians tell WWF-Canada they’d sooner surrender junk food, credit cards, cellphones, coffee, Internet access and even sex before kissing their car keys goodbye. Conley, co-editor of the book Car Troubles, believes breaking the national habit will require incentives — whether financial or social — or disincentives, such as road tolls and taxation. “The challenge is to convince car owners that reduced-car use, if not abandoning car ownership altogether, is something that ‘people like them’ do,” says Conley. “You don’t have to dress in spandex . . . to cycle to work.” Practicality, of course, remains a huge concern. Bruce Heringa, for instance, says poor plowing of residential streets in the winter forced him to swap his small, fuel-efficient car for a larger sedan that creates more emissions but better negotiates drifts. “I certainly am a proponent of being environmentally friendly,” says Heringa, who plans to use public transit more often this summer. “But I found myself in a situation where I either had to have larger tires or get stuck. It was just a fact of life.” The WWF-Canada survey, conducted by Research House, was carried out April 16-21 and is considered accurate within 2.19 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.






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Road Safety Week highlights new rules

CANADA Road Safety Week kicked off on Tuesday and in British Columbia the Ministry of Public Safety took the opportunity to highlight some of the steps the province has taken over the past year to increase safety on B.C roads.

Since Canada’s Road Safety Week in May of last year the province has: ■ Introduced Canada’s toughest roadside penalties for impaired driving. Under the new rules, drivers who provide a breath sample in the “fail” range (with blood-alcohol content of 0.08 per cent or higher) will face an immediate 90-day driving ban and $3,750 in administrative penalties, as well as possible criminal charges. Drivers who provide a breath sample in the “warn” range (with blood-alcohol content between 0.05 and 0.08 per cent) will face escalating penalties, ranging from a $200 fine and a three-day driving ban the first time within a five-year period, to $400 and a 30-day ban the third time. ■ Expanded use of automated licence plate readers — dashboardmounted scanners that alert officers when dangerous, unlicensed and prohibited drivers are illegally on B.C. roads. The number of these cameras has risen from nine to 30, with coverage expanding beyond the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley to Greater Victoria, Prince George, Kelowna, Kamloops, Nanaimo, Courtenay/Comox and high-traffic corridors throughout B.C. Police now have the capacity to scan up to 18,000 licence plates an hour. ■ Introduced new motorcycle helmet standards for all riders as well as power restrictions for new riders. ■ Launched distracted driving laws that limit drivers’ use of cellphones and other electronic devices. In the first two months after fines kicked in, police issued more than 4,800 tickets related to the new Motor Vehicle Act offences. Of nearly 3,000 lives lost on Canada’s roadways each year, most are in crashes related to alcohol — including more than 100 deaths in B.C. The implementation of new impaired driving penalties this fall will help the province reach its goal of a 35 per cent reduction in alcohol-related crash deaths by the end of 2013. That effort is in honour of Alexa Middelaer, a fouryear-old who was killed by an alleged impaired driver in Delta in 2008. Canada Road Safety Week is a national, police-enforcementdriven effort to increase safe driving and save lives. This year it runs May 18 to 24 with enforcement focused on impaired driving, seatbelt use, aggressive driving and intersection safety.

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Limited time lease offer on a new 2010 Acura MDX (Model YD2H2AJN) available through Honda Financial Services Inc. on approved credit. Representative lease example: 1.9% lease rate for 36 months. Monthly payment is $598 (includes $1895 freight and pdi), with $7895 down payment. First monthly payment and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $29,423. Option to purchase at lease end for $26,514.90 plus taxes. 72,000-kilometre allowance; charge of $0.15/km for excess kilometres. Taxes, license, and insurance registration are extra. Offers only valid for BC residents at BC Acura dealers until May 31, 2010. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. See North Shore Acura for full details.

North Shore News May 21 2010  

North Shore News

North Shore News May 21 2010  

North Shore News