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Humble hero saves 2 from West Van fire Acetone-fuelled salon fire traps two behind wall of flame and smoke James Weldon

TWO people were lucky to escape alive from a West Vancouver beauty salon Monday when a tub of nail polish remover caught fire, rapidly triggering a larger blaze that blocked the only exit.

Firefighters say the two were saved by the quick actions of a passerby. The accident happened at about 2 p.m. when a worker at the salon in the 200-block of 17th Street opened a one-gallon tub of acetone and started pouring it into smaller containers. According to investigators, a nearby scented candle ignited the vapours and set the large container on fire, but because the chemical burns with a nearly invisible flame, the worker didn’t notice what had happened until the heat grew so intense she could feel it. The container melted abruptly, spilling the burning chemical across the countertop and floor, quickly igniting wooden doors, the paint on the walls and other flammables. Most of the half-dozen occupants immediately escaped the building, See Two page 5

Province gives LGH 2 new emergency doctors

DOCTORS at Lions Gate Hospital’s emergency room are still waiting to see if a recent $12-million funding boost from the province is the good news it appears to be.

“We don’t have a final word,” said Dr. Mike O’Neil, a 20-year veteran of emergency medicine. “We thought it was going to be very good news. We’re not certain at this time.” On Wednesday, the provincial Ministry of Health and the B.C. Medical Association announced a deal that will see the province provide more funding to pay for contracted emergency room physicians at 19 hospitals in British Columbia. The deal would see the number of full-time positions rise at Lions Gate Hospital’s ER to 16.29 from a current 14. O’Neil said at first glance the news looks promising. But he cautioned doctors are waiting to make sure other funding for the emergency department isn’t reduced at the same time. — Jane Seyd

Riveting history

BECKIE-ANNE Thain (left) and Camille MacDonald are the “shipyard gals” Val and Sal who will be giving historical tours of the North Vancouver waterfront in its Second World War shipbuilding heyday. The free tours start at the PGE station at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue Wednesday-Sunday at 1:30 and 3 p.m. until Aug. 29. See also story page 22.



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SS Master, last of B.C.’s steam tugs

Restored icon to visit city’s Party at the Pier Jane Seyd

IT takes two days to turn on the engine of the steam tug SS Master. Slow and steady is how the tugboat spent her working life along the B.C. coast. In retirement, 88 years after she was built by master shipwright Arthur Moscrop in False Creek, it’s no different. The ship’s triple expansion steam engine must be warmed up slowly and carefully these days to avoid damaging the boiler, which reaches operating steam at about 150 pounds of pressure — giving a speed of approximately eight knots on the water. Back when she was a working boat, hauling limestone in barges from Texada Island, rafts of logs to mills on the Fraser or coal from Union Bay to fuel the furnaces at Vancouver City Hall and Vancouver General Hospital, the steam tug rarely started cold. “They kept them running,” said Chris Croner, president of the SS Master Society. “That was the idea of them.” During its heyday — between the 1920s and the 1940s — the Master was one NEWS photos Cindy Goodman of about 200 steam tugs plying the B.C. coast, and her work CHRIS Croner, president of the SS Master Society, peers from the wheelhouse of the 88-year-old, steam-fired tugboat — the last of its kind. mirrored the life of the young The tug is now operated by a volunteer society that is looking for more members and support since losing provincial lottery funding. province. Today, the wooden-hulled steam tug is the only one of its kind now that’s been scuttled. Last month, the old tug received a welcome donation when left in North America, kept running by a group of volunteers North Vancouver’s Allied Shipbuilders did a refit on the boat for dedicated to preserving the tug and the history it represents. “Towboats are to the West Coast what the Bluenose was to the free to keep the vessel shipshape, a value Croner estimates at about $85,000. East Coast,” said Croner. The society has been turned down for heritage status once by “Usually we tear things down or burn them, sell them or throw Ottawa already, but Croner said volunteers are planning to try them away. These things are important.” The society, which will bring the Master to North Vancouver’s again. “We need volunteers and we need people to support it,” he Party on the Pier this Saturday, July 17, needs all the help it can said. get. The Master isn’t a working ship anymore, but she’s still in sound It costs about $50,000 a year to maintain the ship, which worked as a towboat until 1959. The society used to get between condition, he added, thanks to several major overhauls. “The hull $20,000 and $40,000 from the province in lottery funding. But is good for another 100 years,” he said. While modern tugs are built of steel and have a maximum crew of four, the Master runs with a crew of six — two in the wheelhouse, two on deck and two in the engine room. Communication between the wheelhouse and the engine room is done with bell signals. “If that fails, you start yelling down the voice box,” said Croner — a basic funnel that runs between the two. When the tug is underway, “There’s no noise,” said Croner. “It’s like being on a sailboat.” There have been some small concessions to modernity added over the years. The radar for instance, is kept discreetly under a wooden box in the wheelhouse, necessary because the tug is often moved at night. There’s also a marine radio, a diesel-powered generator kept strictly for emergencies and modern inflatable lifeboats on board. A hinge on the smoke stack means it can also be folded down when needed. The heart of the ship hasn’t changed, however — the Master still operates with her original steam engine, a surplus from a World War I minesweeper that was never built, and a twin Scotch Marine firetube boiler. “It gets 100 degrees in there when they’re steaming,” said Croner. “In the old days guys would have to take salt pills.” Croner’s had a “love affair” with the Master for the past 30 years, since the day he spotted black smoke coming out of the stack across the water of False Creek. “I raced over and said, ‘You got a fire on board?’ They said, ‘Yep.’” After that, “I didn’t leave,” he said. “People come in and say ‘I know that smell; oil and steam together,’ or, ‘I haven’t heard that sound since the ’50s.’” PRESSURE gauges in the SS Master’s engine room CRONER is grateful to North Van’s Allied Shipyards for “I really feel it’s an important part of our history,” he said. signal how much energy the boiler is generating. donating about $85,000-worth of work on the Master. “We’ve got to keep this girl going.”

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Small steps, big beliefs

Family charity aims to aid unwed mothers in Muslim Pakistan Lara Howsam

A North Shore family is taking their passion for music to another level with a charitable concert at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver on Sunday. The concert aims to bring awareness to the dire situation of unwed mothers and their babies in Northern Pakistan. The Karim family — father Amin, mother Nermin, daughter Safiya (16), son Zia (14), son Fillah (13) and son Jamil (8) — is a family of performers. They were seeking a way to blend their unique identity and they found it in creating music. “We felt, for the children, we needed them to be proud of who they were,” Amin said, “to be able to stand up and say, ‘I am proud to be an Ismaili, proud to be a Canadian.’”

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provides children with a high level of education while giving them the means to pay for their school fees. Each child is given a honeybee box to harvest and then sell the honey for profit. “Give them a bunch of bees and the next thing you know they can pay for their next year of school and they are feeling so proud of themselves,” Nermin said. Amin said the project has been so successful that the honeybee boxes are providing income that provides for things beyond school fees, such as health care and better living environments. The honeybee box is a good example of how a small mircoloan, of about $100, can give developing world families new NEWS photo Lisa King opportunities. “This is an interesting WEST Vancouver’s Karim family — Safiya (from left), Jamil, Amin, Nermin and Fillah (Zia project on its own, but really missing from photo) — make music together to promote their charity and beliefs. the motivation behind this is simply to gain community acceptance,” Nermin said. “So that adopted from Pakistan. “There is him, and there are many examples of children, they know we aren’t coming in as these foreign people that are trying to promote a culture they don’t accept. We have a face who I know would not have been around,” Amin said, referring to Jamil. “It is very clear what drives us. Little things make a that is acceptable to them and allows us a presence there.” Both Nermin and Amin said sustainability is one of the things difference. You can’t change the world, but you can at least try.” they look for when they embark on charitable endeavours. The family’s music is an illustration of how they balance “I think people, when they donate money, want to know that they don’t constantly have to be feeding it to keep it going,” their western ideals, their beliefs and their desire to make a Nermin said. “For a developing world project to be successful, difference. you need it to be sustainable and you need somebody there to “We have our original songs about who we are but we are also have bought in so you are not trying to push something on to ‘What a Wonderful World,’” Nermin said. “One of the songs we them that they don’t really want.” are going to do is The Beatles’ “Come Together” because that is The maternity health care centre, to be located near Chitral, who we are too. All of it is going to be a part of the show.” needs funds to get started, but once running it will be open The family hopes the concert touches people’s hearts. to the general public and hopefully require minimal financial “We might not be professional, but we do communicate a support. message,” Amin said. “People will understand the work that The project is well underway and the Karim’s are hoping to we’re doing, hopefully they will get some comfort with who we have it operating in the next few months. are, and have the confidence to know that their money is going The motivation behind the maternity health-care centre to make a big difference in many people’s lives.” is a personal one for the family. Their youngest son Jamil was For concert and charity information, go to

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but two people, a staff member and a customer who was receiving a treatment, were trapped in a back room, unable to get past the flames to the front door — the only exit. Thick black smoke was soon billowing from the storefront. A passerby, seeing the plume and hearing screams, ran into a nearby delicatessen and grabbed a fire extinguisher. The man ducked into the burning building and quickly got the fire under control, allowing the two victims to escape. West Vancouver firefighters arrived on scene a few minutes

later and finished the job. The man and one other person involved suffered minor smoke inhalation, but were otherwise unhurt. Investigators estimate damage to the building at about $10,000. A spokesman for the fire department praised the anonymous Good Samaritan, saying his quick thinking likely saved two lives. “He was one of those very, very humble heroes,” said division fire chief Martin Ernst. “He didn’t want to hang around too long; he wasn’t looking for anyone to pat him on the back. . . . We were quite impressed by him.”

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HEY say you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps, but it appears that hasn’t stopped our government from trying. As reported in the Globe and Mail this week, the Canada Revenue Agency is preparing to loosen the rules around voluntary disclosure for big-time tax dodgers. The new regulations will reportedly allow Canadians with secret offshore accounts to fess up at less expense, with only the past 10 years of undeclared earnings open to scrutiny by tax collectors. The move will bring Canada’s tax laws more in line with those in the United States — but it only goes half the distance. Unlike our southern neighbour, which has been turning the screws

on Swiss banks and other offshore havens, forcing them to turn in their tax-dodging clients, Canada is doing nothing to drive the errant well-to-do into the open. Without that component, the plan is of little value. Why would cheaters volunteer to pay a decade of back taxes when there is no greater risk of discovery now than there was when they started? The new rule simply means the few who are foolish enough to get caught won’t pay as stiff a penalty as they would have otherwise. If the federal government ever wants to see its lost revenue, it will have to produce a cane in addition to this new carrot. Freeloaders will only pay up if there is a downside to not doing so.


Lautens column based on misconceptions

Dear Editor: With regard to Trevor Lautens’ July 9 column Vancouver Mayor Should Stop Peddling Bicycles, I would like to thank Mr. Lautens for the opportunity to clear up several of the misperceptions some have regarding cycling. Riding a bike is a healthy form of transportation and recreation enjoyed by around half the population. Sure, due to the lack of a safe network of routes separated from traffic, relatively few people cycle every day. However, according to the 2006 census, in some of the neighbourhoods near Burrard Bridge around 10 per cent of people commute by bicycle. This percentage is likely even higher now due to the successful Burrard Bridge separated bike lanes. According to a survey by the city, 20 per cent of Vancouver residents cycled over Burrard Bridge in the month after the trial started. Due to the popularity of cycling and its potential to reduce congestion, pollution and health-care costs, governments all around the world are investing in cycling. The City of Vancouver is spending $25 million from the current three-year capital plan on improving cycling facilities so that people of all ages and abilities will feel safe cycling more often. While this is a good start on making up for the decades of underfunding of cycling, it is significantly less than in many other cities. Sydney is spending $76 million dollars over three years, while Brisbane is spending $100 million over four years. Portland is planning on investing $613 million over two decades. If Mr. Lautens had bothered doing any research or even reading the first part of his own article which mentioned Minister Kevin Falcon’s support for cycling, he would have realized that support for cycling comes from across the political spectrum and not just the “mostly ideologically left.” In fact, the conservative mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is implementing a bike-share program.


Closer to home, Seattle and Portland both have cycling mayors. President Barack Obama’s secretary of transportation, Republican Ray LaHood, has impressed advocates by his commitment to improve cycling. Mr. Lautens should be happy to learn that most shared bicycles have adjustable seats so they can be used by a wide range of people.

The hills of Metro Vancouver are not much of an issue due to electric bicycles. In China, 20 million electric bicycles are sold each year compared to only around 13 million cars. In a world of uncertain gas prices and dwindling supply, bicycles are likely to become a more essential part of our everyday lives. Richard Campbell, director British Columbia Cycling Coalition

Lautens should take aim at wasted sidewalks Dear Editor: Bravo for Trevor Lautens’ keen assessment on cycling in Vancouver and for taking Mayor Gregor Robertson and friends to task for destroying our fine city by taking away traffic lanes on the Burrard Bridge and Dunsmuir Street to create empty bike lanes. Unfortunately, he missed the much greater threat to public funds and to driving freedom — namely sidewalks. I did a rough calculation, and determined that more than 25 per cent of Vancouver’s street surfaces are already devoted to sidewalks compared to only 0.5 per cent being devoted exclusively to cycling. Unlike in some more sensible suburban jurisdictions, there has been a misguided attempt to put sidewalks along every street in Vancouver. These are put in at great expense and hardly anyone uses them! Maintenance costs are astronomical. On the street where I live, most residents cross the sidewalk to access their cars, but hardy anyone actually walks along the sidewalk. And we are

forced to clean the snow off the sidewalks every winter. Luckily, there are still some sidewalk-free streets in Vancouver, but Mayor Robertson and his gang at city hall are determined to waste our hard earned tax dollars on completing the sidewalk network. Our mayor could do some real good by removing sidewalks from arterials and creating more traffic lanes. The few people who insist on walking could simply walk on parallel streets or be forced to share the road by walking close to the curb. If this is considered to be unsafe, we could simply force all pedestrians to wear helmets. If more drive-thru businesses were encouraged, we wouldn’t have to walk at all. And I wish that Trevor would encourage our mayor to give us some freeways — Vancouver will never be the greenest city on earth with all those cars stuck in traffic jams every day. Arno Schortinghuis Vancouver





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Could it be Carole vs. Carole in 2013? THE legislature is a fairly quiet place these days, as our politicians are scattered far and wide for the summer. But their absence hasn’t ended the main political guessing game in this province. That game is about trying to figure out if there is any hope of a revival of B.C. Liberal fortunes, and if so, who is going to create it. A lot of names have been kicked around, but it would seem only one person has a realistic hope of breathing life into the party and returning it to competitive status come the 2013 election. That person’s name? Carole Taylor. Of all the potential heirs to Gordon Campbell’s leadership, only Taylor can separate herself from the current government, particularly over the issue of the HST. When she was finance minister, she opposed bringing the HST to this province. Among her reasons was a refusal to give up all kinds of exemptions to the tax, and reluctance to cede authority over the sales tax to the federal government. But her potential strengths go much deeper than that. As finance minister she racked up some hefty budget surpluses and gained a

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reputation as an able, pragmatic and non-ideological politician (although there are likely many people who never really viewed her as a politician in the traditional sense of a partisan combatant). Her public image is one built on achievement, likeability and even glamour. On all these fronts, she scores much better than any other potential leadership candidate. But a key strength is her ability to go to the voters with clean hands, to make the argument that she had nothing to do with the things that made the B.C. Liberals so unpopular over a relatively short period of time. Speculation abounds over Gordon Campbell’s future. Personally, I think he will announce sometime next year or early 2012 that he won’t be running again. Of course, if there’s a miracle turnaround in the polls

— an eventuality that appears extremely remote — he may well choose to stick around. But he once told me that he thought 10 years in the premier’s chair was a good benchmark of political success, and that means the due date is May 2011. His departure would theoretically mean a leadership race in the party. But there doesn’t have to be one. The NDP, for example, opted to let Mike Harcourt — fresh from Vancouver city hall — take over the party leadership unopposed in 1987. The New Democrats were mindful how much damage a messy leadership fight can do to a party, particularly when things don’t go as planned and a long-shot candidate whom no one really wanted as leader ends up being just that (remember Bob Skelly?). The B.C. Liberals, however, seem to have no end of people

whose ambition may lead them to reach for the leader’s position. Cabinet ministers such as Rich Coleman, Kevin Falcon, Mike de Jong, Shirley Bond, George Abbott, and even the beleaguered Colin Hansen all get mentioned when talk turns to a party leadership race. But they appear to all be hamstrung by the fallout over the HST, and even if the public grudgingly accepts the tax, I’m not sure they’re going to forgive the politicians responsible for it. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is also talked about as leadership material, and certainly the fact she’s not “one of them” puts her in good stead. But her inexperience at the provincial level may create enough doubts to nix a winning candidacy. This brings us back to Carole Taylor. She hasn’t actually said she’d even be interested in taking

the job, but that’s to be the expected response as long as Campbell is still the boss. And with Campbell likely to remain leader for another year or so, it is premature for the B.C. Liberals to allow any public speculation by their own people on the leadership issue. But privately, you know they’re all thinking about it. And if they want to survive, they had better have a game plan. It appears the best such

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Council calls for public meeting on Green Necklace expansion Benjamin Alldritt

THE City of North Vancouver is pushing to start work on an extension to the Green Necklace path system before the project’s federal funding expires, but nearby residents say the urgency has left their concerns unaddressed. The city hopes to build a three-metre wide asphalt pathway along the north side of Keith Road between St. Andrews Avenue and Grand Boulevard West. The project will be partly funded by the provincial and federal governments if it is completed by March of 2011. One of the issues to be decided is whether to narrow the road to accommodate the path, or to fit it within the existing curb. At a city council meeting July 5, John Staynor led a delegation of Keith Road residents who took issue with the city’s approach. “In general principle, we’re not against the greenway extension,” Staynor said. “There’s a number of issues we’d like to address with regards to it though and we’ve gone through a bit of a process that we’re not quite satisfied with.”

Staynor said when he and his neighbours went to the city’s first public meeting, on May 12, “everyone was surprised.” “We really expected that we were going to have some sort of consultation, but what we were presented with was almost a fait accompli,” he said. Staynor said city staff didn’t respond to residents’ questions, and raised new issues at later meetings without answering the earlier queries. He also told council that a proposed crosswalk at Keith Road and St. David’s Avenue was unsafe and a “crosswalk to nowhere,” given that northbound traffic would have to detour to Ridgeway or St. Andrew’s avenues anyway. Coun. Guy Heywood asked the project leader, landscape architect Dimitri Samaridis, if the federal grant application had pushed staff to “overplan.” “Did we have to present a fully fledged project in order to access federal funding, and did that create this appearance of not consulting thoroughly?” he asked. “In order to obtain the funding, we needed a plan,” Samaridis said, “but as far as public process goes, this is the best we have.” “If the residents’ concerns were not addressed to their satisfaction, that’s a different story, but they have been addressed,” he said. Michael Hunter, city parks and environment manager, said further consultation would take place as the path’s details take shape. He also said it was challenging to fit in exhaustive consultation and still make Ottawa’s deadline. Council voted unanimously to hold an informal public meeting to further discuss the project with residents and staff.

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INQUIRING REPORTER A B.C. finance ministry report released July 9 has people talking Olympics again. The report says spending was more than originally thought. While that may not come as any surprise to most, the gross jump in cost might. Costs skyrocketed from the $600 million promised to $925 million. The report indicates there was an extra $165 million spent on security. Hosting programs and advertising accounted for some of the increase. The costs cited do not include infrastructure costs such as rebuilding the Sea to Sky Highway, the RAV line or the convention centre. — Lara Howsam

Kevin Hampton North Vancouver Yes, I think it was great for tourism in Vancouver.

Were the 2010 Olympics worth it despite the huge budget overrun?

Todd Gordon North Vancouver I haven’t been here long enough to have a valid opinion, but I do think it was good to have an international event here.

Hannah Lai Burnaby Yes I still think it was worth it. The crowds that we got in the city and how everyone was so into the spirit, the Canadian spirit, I think it had a good effect on the community.

Karen Russell North Vancouver In a way, I don’t think it was. There are a lot of problems in places like East Vancouver, and I feel like they should take care of the people before they do a big event like that.

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DISTRICT of North Vancouver council granted a popular North Shore watering hole permission to keep its doors open one hour later on weekends at a council meeting Monday evening.

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Councillors unanimously decided that Seymour’s Pub on Old Lillooet Road be permitted to extend their closing times to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights for a one-year trial period. “I’m going to support this,” Coun. Doug MacKay-Dunn said. “Seymour’s is a well-run business and a well-run bar, and West Vancouver Baptist Church believe me, I know bars . . . I’ve seen some of the good ones and 450 Mathers Avenue • West Vancouver a lot of the bad ones.” • 604-922-0911 Councillors also applauded Seymour’s Pub owners for providing extra staffing and security to monitor streets and parking lots to accommodate the later closing time. your favourite read brings it home on Wednesdays your favourite read brings it home on Wednesdays “My initial response to this is that these pubs, drinking establishments and clubs present some real issues to neighbouring residential communities,” Coun. Alan Nixon said, “but I am glad to hear you are taking the steps that you are in regards to the increase in security.” Seymour Pub’s extended operating hours on Friday and Saturday nights will run for the next year. Council will reconsider the pub’s extended hours following the one-year trial period. SonTrek Day Camp • July 26-30 • August 3-6


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City council gets photo and Canadian navy history lesson Benjamin Alldritt

THE City of North Vancouver now has a framed commemoration of HMCS Capilano, the Second World War-era warship named after the North Shore community. Alex Rueben, a Canadian Forces navy captain and former North Vancouver resident, made the presentation Monday in front of representatives from several veterans’ organizations, cadets, and reservists. “I grew up in North Vancouver,” Rueben told council, “so when the chance came up I went to the admiral and said ‘This is one I have to make.’”

As part of the Canadian navy’s centenary celebrations, officers across the country are “bringing the navy to Canadians” by delivering photographs and written histories to municipalities that lent their names to vessels, said Rueben, who is the navy’s chief of staff for the Pacific coast. “Naming ships for communities serves to create a bond between the namesake city and the ship’s company. Our current ships have all benefited from the generosity of their namesake city with amenities that were presented on the occasion of their commissioning. The main passageways in our ships are named for the main thoroughfare in the companion city,” he said. NorthVancouver’snamesake was christened HMCS Capilano to avoid confusion with another

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ship, HMCS Vancouver. Commissioned in Victoria in the summer of 1944, Capilano was a 1,445-tonne River Class frigate. It reached a top speed of 19 knots and was home to 141 sailors. Designed to defend merchant vessels from submarine attack, Capilano escorted convoys across the North Atlantic until the end of the war. The 300-foot ship was sold into private hands in 1947 and renamed before sinking off the Cuban coast while being towed to Miami in 1953. Rueben also stressed the importance of Canada’s navy. “This display will be a permanent reminder to the citizens of North Vancouver that Canada is a maritime nation, dependent upon the oceans for national prosperity.”

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CAPT. Alex Reuben (centre) presents City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto with a commemorative plaque of the city’s namesake ship, the HMCS Capilano. The commemoration, which includes a photo of the Capilano, the ship’s badge and a short written history, can be viewed by the public at city hall.

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David and Elaine Peterson dine with Brian and Diane Radomske.

Director of library services Heather Scoular and vice-chairwoman of the library board Lucy Cayuela attend. Make Friends With Your Library, an evening of food, fun and a silent auction, intended to raise funds for the North Vancouver District Library, was held June 15 at Cedar Grove Restaurant in Lynn Valley. Entertainment was provided by Robbie Burns and festivities also included a 50/50 draw and door prizes. Proceeds from the event, which was organized by Friends of the Library, will benefit projects for patrons at the library’s three locations. Info:

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SINGER/SONGWRITER Sarah Harmer performs on the mainstage at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival Saturday night.


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FINDING themselves grounded in a motel in Queen Charlotte City due to inclement weather, Sarah Harmer and her expedition mates opted to throw a little party. The acclaimed singer/songwriter was in the area as a result of her participation in the National Parks Project, a collaborative film, music, television and new media initiative. Inspired by the Group of Seven and Margaret Atwood’s Survival, the project sees groups of filmmakers and musicians visit Canada’s national parks and create a short film that’s telling of their exploration, both physical and emotional. The 13 resulting mini-documentaries will be posted online, as well, will air on Discovery HD in spring 2011. Harmer’s team, in the midst of a six-day journey

in May through B.C.’s Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, included fellow musicians Jim Guthrie and the Constantines’ Bry Webb, and director Scott Smith. They’d been exploring the area mainly by boat and floatplane so the night’s poor conditions had forced them to seek shelter. More than just a ruckus, beer-fuelled night-in, the resulting festivities proved to yield the musicians’ signature contribution, a song entitled “Long Time Before This.” Harmer penned the words while Guthrie and Webb wrote the music and the trio, quieting the revelers, recorded the work on the spot, making use of the only instruments they brought along for the ride — a mandolin, some guitars and a little Casio keyboard. “It reflects, lyrically, the landscape but, hopefully in a suggestive and kind of evocative way,” says Harmer. Harmer’s connection to the natural world and her interest in protecting it is a fundamental part of who she is. Following the completion of her last major tour, in support of 2005’s I’m A Mountain, a Polaris Music Prize-nominated work, she continued to perform and record, though focused mainly on advocating against a proposed quarry on the Niagara Escarpment, near her native Burlington, Ont. Now a

Kingston area resident, Harmer’s roots remain deeply imbedded in the landscape of her home, seeing her join like-minded residents and take a major stand. Harmer co-founded PERL (Protecting Escarpment Rural Land), a non-profit conservation organization focused on defeating the quarry proposal. While the campaign to protect the escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, continues, Harmer has made a triumphant return to the music scene, having just released a new album, Oh Little Fire, that’s continuing to garner positive accolades. She’s currently touring Europe and North America, performing at a number of major festivals between now and when the tour wraps up in November, including October’s Austin City Limits Festival and this weekend’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Harmer has fully been enjoying being back on the road. “My band mates are all wonderful and easy going and we’ve had good luck as far as just managing to pull off a tight schedule and have fun shows. We feel like we’re really starting to work something up on stage,” says Harmer Monday, from her home on a rare night off. She was set to play the Ottawa Bluesfest the See Harmer page 31

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CALENDAR GALLERIES Ambleside Landing: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Harmony Arts Festival — Craft Market: One of a kind pottery, jewellery, textiles, paintings, photography, gifts, woodwork and more by B.C. artists, July 30-Aug. 2 and Aug. 6-8, Fridays, 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays and B.C. Day Monday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Info: Art in Public Places: District of North Vancouver Municipal Hall, 355 West Queens Rd. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-988-6844 or Paintings by Lori Sokoluk and custom designed handbags by Monica Alfreds will be on display until Aug. 25. Artists for Kids Gallery: 810 West 21st St., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends from noon to 4 p.m. Info: 604-903-3798 or www.artists4kidscom. The Bakehouse: 2453 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Bakehouse in Edgemont Village: 1050 Queens Rd., North Vancouver. B.C. Mills Museum at Lynn Headwater Park: 4900 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-224-5739. Bellevue Gallery: 2475 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.5 p.m. and outside gallery hours by appointment. Info: www. Binkley Sculpture Studios: 535 East First St., North Vancouver. Info: or 604-984-8574. 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. Buckland Southerst Gallery: 2460 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-1915. Cafe´ for contemporary art: 140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Info: 778-340-3379 or cafeforcontemporaryart@ Capilano University: Maple Building, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Caroun Art Gallery: 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver. Info:, 778-372-0765 or artgallery@caroun. com. Cedarview Lodge: 1200 Cedar Village Close, North Vancouver. Chernoff Fine Art: 265 East Second Ave., Vancouver. Info: See more page 15

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CALENDAR From page 14 604-681-8042 or Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.5 p.m., Thursday until 8 p.m. and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. CityScape Community Art Space: 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604988-6844 or Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Call for Exhibition Proposals: The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is currently accepting submissions for their winter/spring exhibition schedule. Deadline for submissions: Saturday, Aug. 21, 4:30 p.m. Info: 604-988-6844 or Rusty Guts: A collection of images from 14 local photographers of North Vancouver’s once booming shipbuilding site in its rusty demise, July 16-Aug. 28. The work will be accompanied by historical shipyard artifacts. Community History Centre: 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. As Dreamt, As Built: An exhibit of archival maps and plans of North Vancouver will be on display until July 31. Delany’s Coffee House: 2424 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-921-4466. Harmony Arts Festival —Juried Group Show: A diverse mixed media show featuring work by renowned local artists. Works will also be shown at the West Vancouver library, West Vancouver Community Centre and Delany’s Park Royal. These exhibitions will open at 6 p.m. on July 30 and run until Aug. 8, 10 a.m-8 p.m. daily. Info: Delany’s Coffee House: Park Royal Village, West Vancouver. Harmony Arts Festival — Juried Group Show: A diverse mixed media show featuring work by renowned local artists. Works will also be shown at the West Vancouver library, West Vancouver Community Centre and Delany’s Dundarave. These exhibitions will open at 6

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p.m. on July 30 and run until Aug. 8, 10 a.m-8 p.m. daily. Info: The Elliott Louis Gallery: 258 East First Ave., Vancouver. Gallery hours: TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-736-3282. Feast in the Village: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Info: 778-340-2223. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-925-7266 or www. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Paints: A mixed media exhibition until July 25. Artists in attendance: Saturday, July 17, 2 p.m. Harmony Arts Festival — Showcase Exhibition: Works of ArtSpeaks artists and invited alumni artists will be on display. This exhibition will open at 6 p.m. on July 30 and run until Aug. 8, 10 a.m-8 p.m. daily. Info: www. Harmony Arts Festival — ArtsSpeaks and ArtDemos: Talks, demonstrations, workshops, hands-on classes and slide presentations. Dates, times, events and cost: July 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Plein Air Painters, free; July 31 and Aug. 1, noon-4 p.m., Art for the Planet, make eco-art from found and recycled objects, drop-in fee: $6; July 31, noon-2 p.m., Courting the Muse, a workshop which explores the sources of inspiration and creative energies, free; July 31, 2 p.m., Travel Photography Tips, free; Aug. 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ikebana by Design, free; Aug. 1, 2-6 p.m., Painting the Harmony Canvas, free; Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Squamish Nation Carving Demo, free; Aug. 2, noon-2 p.m., Love on a Summer’s Day, poetry and songs, free; Aug. 2, 2 p.m., painter Michael Tickner will share the evolution of style, free; Aug. 2, 3-4 p.m., How to Prepare for an Art Jury, free; Aug. 3, noon, Creating a Social Media Marketing Plan, free; Aug. 4, noon, To Giclee or Not Giclee?, how to See more page 16

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CHAN Hon Goh, a former prima ballerina with The National Ballet of Canada, has been appointed Director of the Goh Ballet Academy and Goh Ballet Youth Company, effective September 1. Goh, whose parents Choo Chiat Goh and Lin Yee Goh, founded the dance school in Vancouver in 1978, has performed in lead roles in ballets such as Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Onegin and the title roles in Giselle, Madame Butterfly and La Sylphide with ballet companies throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Plans for the fall include the establishment of the Chan Hon Goh Scholarship Fund, which will award $100,000 to promising Goh Ballet students each academic year. Visit www.gohballet. com for more information on the dance school.

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CALENDAR From page 15 create mixed media artwork using digital printing on canvas, free; Aug. 4, 2 p.m., Drawing as the Foundation of Painting, free; Aug. 5, noon, Learn to Paint with Watercolour, free; Aug. 5, 3-5 p.m., Paper Scupture, free; Aug. 6, noon-2 p.m., Working with What Gets in the Way, a workshop about what blocks creativity, free; Aug. 6, 2-4 p.m., Painting Light, free; Aug. 7, 3-5 p.m. Still Life in Acrylics, free; Aug. 7 and 8, noon-4 p.m., Hands-on Mosaics, drop-in fee: $6; Aug. 8, noon-2 p.m., Chinese Brush Painting Workshop, fee: $6, registration is required at the Ferry Building Gallery office; Aug. 8, 2 p.m., What’s New in Digital

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DOUGLAS Coupland can now add fashion designer to his list of job titles, which includes author, visual artist, sculptor, furniture designer and filmmaker. Canadian clothing store Roots has partnered with the artistic national icon to produce a limited edition clothing line, Roots X Douglas Coupland. The collection made its debut at Roots stores and online on July 8. It features items for women, men and children and includes several accessories. Coupland, a West Vancouver resident, is best known for his work as an author writing internationally acclaimed books such as Generation X and JPod. Roots was established in 1973 in Toronto. The brand prides itself on being Canadian, featuring classic Canadian red and Canada’s native animal, the beaver on many of its items. The partnership with Coupland marks the first time Roots has allowed an outside designer to contribute to the brand. The theme for the Roots X Douglas Coupland collection is “Canada Goes Electric.” Coupland said that exploring his own Canadian roots is something that came out in the design process. “For more than 10 years I’ve been intimately exploring what it means to be Canadian,” he said in a press release. “This partnership with Roots is an amazing opportunity to keep that dialogue going with an even wider, more diverse audience.” The colourful line combines Roots’ traditional Canadian symbolism with Coupland’s futurist artistic vision. The Roots beaver gets an ultramodern update on women’s, men’s and children’s T-shirts. A couple of interesting pieces for women are the leggings and tube skirt, which have a black and grey motherboard pattern. Many of the pieces in the collection have a variation of a television colour bar. The most expensive item in the collection, at $1,973, is the limited edition 100th Anniversary Award jacket. The silver leather bomber features many of the symbols of the line and is signed by the artist himself. If the jacket is out of your price range the line features many affordable items such as a crest notebook for $3.99, tee’s starting at $40 and hoodies starting at $98. The line even has art-deco side tables, colourful skateboard decks and sleek laptop bags. Coupland was involved in every aspect of the collaboration from design to advertising. Roots co-founder Don Green said Roots stepped back and let Coupland take the lead. “Visually the collection is strong,” Green said in a press release. “But beyond that, Douglas Coupland has once again shown his trademark humour and brilliance in exploring a new medium, in this case fashion. He has put forth a hopeful and positive message about this great country of ours and the results are impressive.”

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WEST Vancouver author and visual artist Douglas Coupland has teamed up with Roots to design the Roots X Douglas Coupland clothing line for women, men and children. The theme for the collection, which features bright and flashy colours, is “Canada Goes Electric.”


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Jewelry launches at Lilith FORMER Deep Cove resident Susan Fiedler has partnered with West Vancouver songstress Sarah McLachlan to create a jewelry line that is being sold at Lilith concerts across North America.

The line, designed by McLachlan, consists of a sterling silver necklace ($100) and earrings ($90) in a flowing design. The items can be purchased as a set for a discounted price. They’re for sale online as well as at concert venues and at Y Yoga. “I have always had a great love for jewelry,” McLachlan said in a press release. “I wanted to create something beautiful that people could treasure as a memento of this event. I chose the leaf motif as it holds all the elements of nature’s creation, the seasons and the passing of time, change and renewal.” Fiedler and McLachlan have been making jewelry together for her tours since McLachlan’s first Lilith Fair in 2006. MacLachlan has been a longtime supporter and wearer of Fiedler’s Soul Flower jewelry. “Sarah is great to work with,” Fiedler said in a press

release. “She really understands how to design jewelry, and we share the same values when it comes to making socially and environmentally responsible product from eco-friendly reclaimed sterling silver right here in Canada.” Fiedler started her jewelry business in Vancouver in 1991. She has designed jewelry for other musicians’ tours such as the Rolling Stones and the Barenaked Ladies. She designed the spirited F* Cancer Embrace Life bracelet after her own experience with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The bracelet has raised more then $50,000 in support of InspireHealth, an integrated cancer clinic in Vancouver. Fiedler recently sold Soul

Flower to her longtime general manager, according to her website, and now works on creative projects with missionbased businesses and social enterprises. Lilith Fair, a festival that

celebrates women in music, made a stop in Vancouver’s Ambleside Park on July 1 and will be visiting several North American cities over the course of the summer. — Lara Howsam

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through Aug. 25. The one-ofa-kind handbags are made from vintage, rescued and recycled materials. These “wearable art” pieces are fun, ethical, unique and luxurious. Money used to buy source materials supports local charities. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. — Compiled by Layne Christensen

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SARAH McLachlan, shown wearing jewelry designer Susan Fiedler’s F*Cancer bracelet, has partnered with Fiedler to create Lilith jewelry, at left.

Wearable art show: North Vancouver’s Monica Alfreds of Drama Queen Designs is displaying her custom designed handbags, alongside paintings by Lori Sokoluk, in the District Foyer Gallery at North Vancouver District Hall, 355 West Queens Rd., now

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CALENDAR From page 16 Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1-6 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-980-1699 or Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Klee Wyck: 200 Keith Rd., West Vancouver. Info: www. First Fridays: Paintings by artists from the North Shore Artists’

Guild will be displayed on the first Friday of every month, 6-8 p.m. Leighdon Studio Gallery: 190 West Third Ave., Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 604875-0029 or July Exhibition: Photography by William P. Stock and paintings by David Jamieson, Rachael Peters, Gigi Hoeller and Jane Armstong will be on display until July 30. Lynnmour Art Studio and Gallery: 1467 Crown St., North

Vancouver. Info: or 604-929-4001. Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Contemporary and abstract paintings by Gordon Oliver, Robert Botlak and Gary W. Eder. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Art in the Community: Watercolour portraits by Sandrine Pelissier will be on display until July 28. See more page 23

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NICOLAS Cage and Jay Baruchel star in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice now on screen at Empire Esplanade 6.

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■ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Directed by Jon Turtletaub. Starring Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel and Alfred Molina. Rating: 6 (out of 10) Under which kind of spell would you most like to fall? If CG wizardry is your thing, then Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice won’t disappoint. If, however, you were looking to be mesmerized for a couple of hours by a fantastical story, then you’re in for a rude awakening. Jerry Bruckheimer produced this live-action flick, featuring an homage to Mickey’s famous scene, so you know it’ll be loud before you even take your seat. There is whimsy, too — as when our young character draws a King Kong on the school bus window, waiting for the Empire State Building to come perfectly into view – but there’s just not enough of it. The film opens with the history of Merlin (James A. Stephens) and his three apprentices. After the trio get stuck in a love triangle, one goes rogue and joins forces with the evil Morgana (Alice Krige), who has been plotting for centuries to raise an army of the undead and destroy mankind. Why? We’re not really sure, only that the fate of the planet rests with finding the one child, “the Prime Merlinian,”who will

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Julie Crawford grow up to defeat her once and for all. Enter Dave Stutler, who first encounters sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) as a 10year-old, but quickly writes it off as a nervous breakdown. A decade later Balthazar is back, convinced that Dave (now a NYU physics whiz, and played by Canadian Jay Baruchel) is the chosen one. “I just want to be normal,” protests Dave, who objects as much to the old-man shoes he has to wear (sneakers block the energy from the ground, don’t you know) as he does to the tedious learning of spells. Not to mention that he is on the verge of pursuing Becky (Teresa Palmer), his crush since fourth grade. But once Dave masters a

trick or two, he’s keen to help. Powerful evil sorcerers over the centuries have been defeated and captured — layer by layer — in a kind of a big, bad, Russian nesting doll. First out is Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina), Balthazar’s nemesis. (Molina has great fun with the role, even though it doesn’t require much more than pointing a fancy walking stick around while wearing a bowler hat.) The film’s most iconic scene is the nod to the Mickey Mouse piece in 1940’s Fantasia: it features Dave being attacked by mops as his spell goes awry and his workshop goes underwater. But my favourite is the fracas in the middle of a Chinatown celebration, where the huge puppet carried in a Dragon Dance comes to fire-breathing life. It’s helter-skelter storytelling with a heavy dose of CG flooding every frame. That’s not to say that the tricks aren’t impressive: people manifest from a cluster of cockroaches and disappear into dust, cars and people jump through mirrors, and there is plasmaorb throwing a-go-go. It’s just that the rapport between actors Baruchel and Cage seems genuine, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice would’ve been far more hypnotic had we seen more of it.

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FILM SHOWTIMES EMPIRE ESPLANADE 6 200 West Esplanade, North Vancouver 604-983-2762 Inception (PG) — 12:30, 1, 3:40, 4:20, 7, 8:, 10:10 p.m. Grown Ups (PG) — Fri-Thur 1:30, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45 p.m. Toy Story 3 3D (G) — FriThur 1:50, 4:20, 7, 9:40 p.m. The Last Airbender (PG) — Fri-Thur 12:50, 3:45, 6:50, 9:40 p.m. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG) — Fri-Thur 12:45, 3:30, 7:15, 9:50 p.m.. PARK & TILFORD 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver 604-985-3911 Despicable Me 3D (G) — Fri-Thur 12, 2:30, 4:40, 6:55, 9:20 p.m. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (PG) — Fri-Wed 1, 3:50, 7, 9:50; THURS 3:50, 7, 9:50 p.m. Thur 1 p.m. Cyrus (PG) — Fri-Thur 12:10, 3:10, 6:30, 9:30 p.m. Knight and Day (PG) — FriThur 12:30, 3:20, 6:50, 9:45 p.m. Predators (18A) — Fri-Thur 12:50, 3:30, 7:10, 10 p.m.

The Karate Kid (PG) — FriThur 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40 p.m. PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE 1131 Howe St., 604-688-FILM 8½ (Otto e mezzo) Italy 1963. Director: Federico Fellini Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Claudia Cardinale, Barbara Steele Screening July 16-18 at 6:30 and 9:05 p.m. Kurosawa Centennial 19102010 (Until Aug. 10) To commemorate the centennial of the birth of Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), Pacific Cinémathèque presents a comprehensive retrospective on this important and influential Japanese filmmaker. This exhibition includes all 30 films by the master — from 1943’s Sanshiro Sugata to 1993’s Madadayo — and features rare prints (courtesy The Japan Foundation) of early works, a

number of newly struck 35mm prints, and recent restorations (from Janus Films in New York) of his major masterpieces and mature films. VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM CENTRE 1181 Seymour St. (at Davie), Brazilian Film Festival Films screening untill July 18. Leonard Cohen Live at The Isle of Wight (1970) (1970, 64 mins) Directed By: Murray Lerner Screening July 19-21. Motion Picture Act Regulations define six unique rating categories for films shown in B.C. Visit for more information about B.C.’s film classification system.

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JOHN C. Reilly and Jonah Hill star in Cyprus opening today at Park & Tilford Cineplex. The film (“the summer’s best, most original and crazily inventive comedy,” says Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers) also stars Marisa Tomei.

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Exhibit pays tribute to shipyard history

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SHIPBUILDING was once the beating heart of North Vancouver’s economy, employing thousands of people and supporting a huge array of related businesses.

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Today, the North Shore’s maritime industries are far more modest, but the dilapidated remains of the shipyards are the focus of a North Vancouver Community Arts Council exhibition, Rusty Guts – Glimpses of a Historic Shipyard. Showing from July 16 to Aug. 28, Rusty Guts features images captured by 14 local photographers, including the North Shore News’ Mike Wakefield. Artifacts and stories from the shipyard will also be available for sharing. Shipbuilding on the North Shore dates back to the age of sail, when the area’s abundant timber provided a ready supply of masts and spars. “There was so much wood here, and you could cut one 200 feet high without any branches or anything on it,” Interior of Wallace Shipyard, Machine Shop A/photo Mike Wakefield said Francis Mansbridge, former archivist for the CITYSCAPE Community Art Space features the work of 14 photographers in Rusty Guts — Glimpses of a Historic Shipyard. The exhibit North Vancouver Museum opens today and runs until Aug. 28. and Archives and author of even old-fashioned techniques to build ships,” Mansbridge a book on the Burrard Dry Dock. The Archives are one of the the Atlantic through the Northwest Passage. exhibition’s sponsors. said. “The Americans were experimenting with mass-produced Wallace continued to enjoy steady business after the war, “This was the best place in the world for getting ships’ masts. welded ships. The results were pretty mixed. Some of them even helped in part by the lack of undamaged yards in Europe. But The lumber was as good or better than anywhere in the world, broke apart in the middle of the ocean, whereas the quality of by the 1970s, demand for ships was slackening, and Clarence and the expertise developed here. A lot of it came originally the Wallace ships was excellent. They were a bit heavier because Wallace decided to sell off the yard. After an ugly family dispute, from Britain, which was the premier shipbuilder at the time.” of all the riveting and a bit slower, but they were efficient for he sold the business to Cornat Industries. Many of the ships that would help open up the coast of their job.” “The problem was they weren’t really interested in British Columbia to settlers were built in North Vancouver. The stern of one of the Second World War Victory ships, shipbuilding,” explained Mansbridge. “As one fellow said to During both world wars, the Wallace Shipyard churned out Flamborough Head, was salvaged by the City of North me, ‘We’re interested in making money for our shareholders. scores of freighters to carry vital material across the Atlantic. Vancouver and today sits on the waterfront as a reminder of the If we can do it building ships, we’ll build ships. If we can do it “One thing that contributed to Wallace’s success was that massive maritime war effort in North Vancouver. It was also building stoves, we’ll build stoves.’ As the shipyard became less they didn’t get into any fancy, high-tech — for the times — during the war that a famous North Vancouver-built ship, the viable they tried to switch to other things but it didn’t really development. They relied mostly on riveting and other standard, St. Roch, became the first vessel to transit from the Pacific to work.” The world was changing, and so was the Lower Mainland. North Vancouver was becoming an increasingly tough place to • GARAGE ORGANIZERS • STORAGE ROOMS • build modern ships, said Mansbridge. “It’s a bad place for a shipyard. It’s right in the middle of an urban area, and shipyards are dirty places. It didn’t really fit with the way North Vancouver was going. And it was too small. In the 1980s and 1990s, you’re talking about building ships of 200,000 tonnes or more. There’s no possible way they could ,/117> build a ship of that size there. 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CALENDAR From page 19 North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604998-3455 or North Vancouver Museum Gallery: 209 West Fourth St., North Vancouver. Info: 604990-3700, ext. 8016. Our People and Places: Archival photographs of local landscapes, the community and individuals, selected by Elders of the Squamish Community, will be on display until July 31. North Vancouver — Then and Now: An exhibit of historic photographs and modern photos of the same sites from Lonsdale Avenue to Deep Cove will be on display until Dec. 31. North Vancouver Experience, an ongoing exhibit defining life in North Vancouver. Pera Art Gallery: 413 West Hastings St., Vancouver. Info: 604-689-7372 or 604-6897370. Presentation House Gallery: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday -Sunday, noon-5 p.m., Thursday, noon-8 p.m. Info: 604-986-1351 or www. Ron Andrews Community Space: 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9807182. See more page 24

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CALENDAR From page 23 Dog Days in the Mediterranean: Scott MacKenzie’s photos of dogs by will be on display until July 18. Imagenes de mi Pueblo — Images of my Home Town: Ana Pedrero’s black and white photos depicting Michoacan, Mexico will be on display, July 18-Aug. 15 Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-924-1378. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Info: Viewpoints: Recent works on paper and canvas by Ross Munro will be on display, until July 18. Persona: A brother and sister collaboration by Tina and Jochen Schliessler will be showing from July 20 to Aug. 22. Opening reception: Tuesday, July 20, 7-9 p.m. Shelton Art /Studios Gallery: 3540 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-5356. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-9257292 or Harmony Arts Festival: The West Vancouver Senior Potters Club will be selling their wares on the back porch of the Silk Purse, July 31, Aug. 1, 7 and 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: www. Starfire Studio: 6607 Royal Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604922-5510 or Tartooful: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 604-924-0122 or West Vancouver Community Centre: 2121 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7270. Harmony Arts Festival —Juried Group Show: A diverse mixed media show featuring work by renowned local artists. Works will also be shown at the West Vancouver library, Delany’s Park Royal See more page 26

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World Rivers Day: A call for local groups to plan an event or activity to celebrate the world’s waterways, which will take place Sunday, Sept. 26. This day seeks to increase public awareness and encourage improved stewardship of rivers around the world. Info and registration: www. — Compiled by Pamela Stone and Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to

See Where Your Water Comes From: Metro Vancouver hosts free bus and walking tours in the Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam Watersheds from now until September. These four-hour tours provide natural and cultural history insights into the evolution of the region’s water supply. For more information or to register, phone 604-4326430 or visit www.toursreg@

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CALENDAR From page 24 and Delany’s Dundarave. These exhibitions will open at 6 p.m. on July 30 and run until Aug. 8, 10 a.m-8 p.m. daily. Info: www. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or Harmony Arts Festival —Juried Group Show: A diverse mixed media show featuring work by renowned local artists. Works will also be shown at the West Vancouver Community Centre, Delany’s Park Royal and Delany’s Dundarave. These exhibitions will open at 6 p.m. on July 30 and run until Aug. 8, 10 a.m-8 p.m. daily. Info: West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604925-7295 or Master of the Instant: The works of photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson will be on display until Aug. 28. Abstractions: Paintings by Lionel Thomas (1915-2005) will be on display until Aug. 28.

West Vancouver Recreation Centre: 2121 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Winsor Gallery: 3025 Granville St., Vancouver. Info: 604-6814870 or CONCERTS Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Box office: 604-984-4484. The Karim Family and Friends will perform a musical concert to raise funds to save the lives of abandoned newborns, Sunday, July 25, 2-4:30 p.m. Admission: $20 which includes a lunch at 1 p.m. Tickets: Edgemont Village: Highland and Edgemont Boulevards, North Vancouver. Evenings in Edgemont: An outdoor music concert series, Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. Dates and performers: July 16, The Paper Boys; July 23, Fab Fourever; July 30, Gary Comeau & the Voodoo Allstars; Aug. 6, Headwater; Aug. 13, The Bobcats; Aug. 20, The Dynamics and Aug. 27, California Calling. Info: www.

Fountain Stage at Ambleside Landing: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Harmony Arts Festival: The opening reception will take place Friday, July 30 at 6 p.m. featuring the gypsy jazz music of the Redboot Trio. Info: Harmony Arts Festival — Late Night Concerts: Evening concert performances at 9 p.m. Dates and performers: Aug. 4, Keith Bennett and David Sinclair and Aug. 5, Tangent featuring Linda Kidder and Rae Armour. Info: Garden Stage: Argyle Avenue and 15th Street, West Vancouver. Harmony Arts Festival — Late Night Series: Evening weekend concert performances at 9 p.m. Sip beverages from the wine garden while viewing the show. Dates and performers: July 31, Jonas Shandel; Aug. 1, Shari Ulrich; Aug. 2, Babe Gurr; Aug. 6, Adam Woodall Band and Aug. 7, Jazz Divas featuring Jennifer Scott, Karin Plato and Kate Hammett-Vaughan. Info: www. Harmony Arts Festival — World Music: Music from around the globe, Aug. 7. Performers and times: Doug Towle, 1 p.m.; Shona Le Mottée and Tim Readman, 2 p.m.; Mariachi Los Dorados, 3 p.m. and Kow Kanda, 4 p.m. Info: www.harmonyarts. ca. John Lawson Park: 750 17th St., West Vancouver. Concerts by the Sea: A series of free concerts at 7 p.m. on select Fridays throughout the summer. Dates and performers: July 16, The Milleraires; July 23, The Adam Woodall Band; Aug. 13, Rosco; Aug. 20, Metropolitan Concert Band and Aug. 27, Wednesday Night At Ernies. Info: Harmony Arts Festival — Sunset Concert Series: Nightly performances at 7:30 p.m. Dates and performers: July 30, Clumsy Lovers; July 31, La Candela; Aug. 1, Andrew Allen; Aug. 2, Redgy Blackout; Aug. 3, Just Singin’ Round featuring Yvonne McSkimming, Mark James Fortin and Beverley Elliott; Aug. 4, Valdy; Aug. 5, Paul Pigat Boxcar Campfire; Aug. 6, Jaydee Bixby; Aug. 7, Dal Hothi & The Headlines and Aug. 8, Tambura Rasa. Info: Harmony Arts Festival — Youth Rock: Eight up-and -coming bands will perform, July 31 and Aug. 1, 1-5 p.m. Info: www. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: or 604-913-3634. Lonsdale Quay Market: 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Info. Summerfest 2010: A concert series, every Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Dates and performers: July 18, Headwater; July 25, VOC Soul Gospel Choir; Aug. 1, Familia; Aug. 8 Andrew Allen; Aug. 8, Willie & the Poor Boys; Aug. 15, Fandango ZZ; Aug. 22, Dr. Strangelove; Aug. 29, Ben Sigston and Sept. 5, Luisa Marshall as Tina Turner with the Hotlegz Dancers. Donations to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation will be accepted on site. Lynn Valley Village Plaza: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Live in Lynn Valley Concert Series 2010: Free outdoor concerts on Fridays at 7 p.m. Dates and performers: July 16, Smith & Jones; July 23, Sweetpea Swing Band; July 30, The Dynamics; Aug. 6, Jake and Elwood’s Blues Brothers Revue; Aug. 13, Angela Kelman and the Polyester Philharmonic and Aug. 20, Fab Fourever. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Box office: 604-990-3474 or Concert for Elusha: A benefit concert, Saturday, July 24, 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Funds raised will go towards sending Elizabeth May to the Autism Treatment Centre of America. Admission: $20 for two tickets or $15 for one. Queen Elizabeth Theatre Playhouse: Hamilton at Georgia, Vancouver. Tickets: Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444 or www. Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-924-1378. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-925-7292 or London Lady: Pianist Grace Mo will perform a tribute to Chopin, Tuesday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $12/$10. Three Generations of Jazz: Members of the Arntzen family will perform a night of jazz, Tuesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $17/$15. Immortal Beethoven: Violinist Yuel Yawney and pianist Karen Lee Morlang will perform a tribute to Beethoven, Thursday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. St. Andrew’s United Church: 1044 St. Georges St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-0408 or Concert for Elusha: A benefit concert, Saturday, Aug. 7, 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Funds raised will go towards sending Elizabeth May to the Autism Treatment Centre of America. Admission: $20 for two tickets or $15 for one. St. John’s Anglican Church: 220 West Eighth St., North Vancouver. Viva La Bella: A 28-voice youth choir from Czech Republic will be performing Saturday, July 17 at 7 p.m. Admission: $10. Tickets: 604-986-1151, or at the door. THEATRE Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. See more page 33

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A28 - North Shore News - Friday, July 16, 2010


Atlas brings Arabic groove to folk fest

World music icon gives rare North American performance

■ Natacha Atlas, Sunday, July 18, 5 p.m. Jericho Beach Park main stage, Vancouver Folk Music Festival. For more information visit

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ANGLO-EGYPTIAN musician Natacha Atlas developed her worldly perspective at an early age.

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SINCE the early ’90s Natacha Atlas has been exploring different aspects of traditional and contemporary Arabic music on a series of sublime albums.

Born in 1964 in Brussels, Belgium, her father had Egyptian, Moroccan and Palestinian roots (the family name was originally El Atlasi) while her mother hailed from England. After her parents divorced Atlas moved with her mom to the U.K. and spent her teenage years in Northhampton, England. Knowing she is fluent in several languages it still comes as a bit of a surprise when one of the world’s great contemporary Arabic musicians speaks to you with a Midlands accent. The North Shore News talked to Atlas by phone earlier this week while she was on tour in Zagreb, Croatia. It was World Cup final day, as a matter of fact, which seemed appropriate considering her involvement in the world music scene. “We spoke a mixture of different languages (at home),” she says. “It really depended on the mood of everyone. French was probably the dominant language for awhile but then it kind of switched.” Atlas grew up in a musical household filled with sounds from different corners of the world. “I listened to a lot of classical music and folk music,” she says. “When I was about 16 I also got into David Bowie for a short period. And then I kind of went back to my old favourites — Fairuz and Halim Hafez and stuff like that. I was listening to a lot of Bollywood music too from the age of 10 to 16 because the films were on See Atlas page 33

Friday, July 16, 2010 - North Shore News - A29


Ten good reasons to go to Jericho Beach

■ Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens Deep soul from Brooklyn, New York. Sixty-six-year-old Shelton released her debut album last year on Daptone Records, What Have You Done?, and it is a stunner. The band sounds like they were all born in a Memphis studio fully formed with the Gospel Queens adding a subtle, sustained power. Track after track of immaculate gospel soul like the way they did it back in the day. Think Sam Cooke, Arthur Conley, Denise LaSalle’s Westbound Records sessions, Stax Central. You can’t fake this — this is essential stuff. ■ The Avett Brothers The Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop, folk, rock’n’roll, honky tonk and ragtime to produce a sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the “heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones.” ■ Elisapie Isaac Born of an Inuk mother and a Newfoundland father, up-and-coming Canadian singer-songwriter Elisapie Isaac was adopted at birth by an Inuit family and grew up in the community of Salluit, Nunavik. Her fine first solo album, There Will Be Stars, came out earlier this year. ■ Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba The first-ever group built around four ngoni players (an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa) is much more than just a novelty act. The group’s repertoire, from the Sega region in the heart of Bambara culture, is as close to the blues as you can get in Africa. Brilliant. ■ Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Project You heard it on the North Shore first at Capilano University. Steve Dawson brings his labour of love to the folk fest with Jim Byrnes, Bob Brozman and Alvin Youngblood Hart sharing the stage. Byrnes both acts and sings with the band in a must-see reincarnation of the Mississippi Sheiks vibe. ■ Janusz Prusinowski Trio The Janusz Prusinowski Trio formed in 2007 to continue the musical traditions of Central Poland, particularly the heritage of the village musicians. The band plays fiery mazurkas, triple beat Polish folk dance tunes on fiddle, hammer dulcimer, hurdy gurdy, Polish accordion, folk bass, wind instruments and drums. ■ Finley Quaye Fascinating U.K. performer

burst out in 1997 with his debut album, Maverick A Strike, that mixed rock and reggae in new ways. Never predictable Quaye should be worth checking out live on Sunday.

■ Calexico Named for the border town of Calexico, California, the group shares a sun-drenched border with a number of musical styles. They’re influenced by traditional Latin sounds of mariachi, conjunto, cumbia and tejano, as well as the country music of the southwest, 50’s and 60’s jazz, rock, and more ambient electronic sounds. ■ Al-Andalus Ensemble Led by oud-player Tarik Banzi, the group draws inspiration from the eight century-long tradition of Andalusian Spain (711-1492 AD) combining jazz, classical and contemporary music with the musical traditions of the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. ■ Debashish Bhattacharya Born and raised in Calcutta Bhattacharya plays his selfdesigned “Trinity of Guitars”: the 22-string Chaturangui, the 14-string Gandharvi and a tiny slide ukulele called Anandi. He plays a fascinating fusion of sitar-inspired music with Hawaiian lap steel technique to mine a deep seam of spirituality within a 1,000-year-old tradition.

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NAOMI Shelton and the Gospel Queens are scheduled to perform on the main stage at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival Sunday night at 7 p.m.

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A30 - North Shore News - Friday, July 16, 2010


The Bakehouse in Dundarave

Memphis Blues Barbeque House


Award winning authentic Southern BBQ, slow cooked until succulent & delicious! Extensive wine & bourbon bar available. Live blues Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.Two big screen TV’s to catch all the games. Big portions, great value, family friendly atmosphere, takeout & catering available. Come in for some ‘Q! 1629 Lonsdale Ave, N. Van. 604-929-3699

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Food and service that will blow you away.Tons of TVs for all your sports action. Steak & Prawn Thursday. Prime Rib Fridays. Weekend brunch.


French classic bistro with attitudefree dining. 224 West Esplanade N. Van. 604-924-4913


Excellent seafood and British dishes on the Waterfront. Friday and Saturday, Prime Rib Dinner. Sunday,Turkey Dinner.Weekends and Holidays, our acclaimed Eggs Benny. Open for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week.

2nd Floor Lonsdale Quay Market, N. Van. 604-987-3322

CASUAL DINING The MarinaSide Grill


Enjoy your waterfront dining experience with our extensive menus.From eggs bennie and big juicy burgers during our popular brunches to our famous prime rib, scallop salad,clam chowder,king crab,steaks,lamb,seafood style cordon bleu.Room’s available for private parties and a large free parking lot. 1653 Columbia St, N. Van. 2 blks South of Main & Mtn Hwy under bridge 604-988-0038

CHINESE FinestYum-Yum Restaurant


Mom is the cook in the kitchen! Authentic Chinese fusion. Open for lunch & dinner, 6 days a week. Closed Wednesdays. Over 20 lunch specials to choose from. Open 11:30-9:30. Delivery starts at 4:30. 1615 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-980-2328


North Shore’s best variety & quality Chinese food.Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week.Eat in,10% off takeout.Free delivery min.$20.00 order within 3 kms. 1352 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-988-9885


1995 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-904-4430


A West Vancouver Favorite for 25 years. Daily specials.

1373 Marine Dr. (2nd flr) W. Van. 604-926-4913

Kypriaki Taverna


Now Open everyday @ noon for Lunch! Voted one of the top 5 Greek restaurants in the Lower Mainland. Our two new highlytrained chefs are also serving up fresh gourmet Mediterraneaninspired specials. With our outstanding food, reasonable prices, friendly service, candlelit 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

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.

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Palki Best Indian Cuisine $ $

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

Indian Fusion Restaurant

The Pantry North Vancouver


Invites you to join us anytime between 6am to 10pm, 7 days a week. KIDS EAT FREE, all day Monday through Friday (One free kid meal per adult entrée). For reservations or carryout orders call 604-985-4477.Also follow us on Twitter at PantryNorthVan. Located at the Holiday Inn, N. Van. 604-985-4477


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

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


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.


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The Bridge Between Pub $ $


“Perfect room for private parties up to 200 ppl. Fundraisers, birthdays,anniversaries,retirement, or let us cater your party and clean up the mess!”All sporting events, including PPV on our flat screens and big screens. Daily wings and beverage specials. Excellent seasonal menu, daily specials and brunch. 1970 Spicer Road, N. Van. 604-924-1834 A Tom & Binnie Production

The Rusty Gull


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

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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. 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

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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

1440 Lonsdale Avenue, N. Van. 604 990 0111

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


The Salmon House

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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.

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The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar

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Le Bistro Chez Michel

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Montgomery’s Fish & Chips$

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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

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Harmer appearing at fest for second time

following evening. Oh Little Fire, more rockinfused than her last album, a roots offering, was created with the road in mind, a reflection of Harmer’s interest in crafting songs that would be danceable for audiences. “It just seemed time to play the electric guitar again and delve back into more complex sounds and more electronic instruments,” she says. Harmer co-produced the album with friend Gavin Brown, a musician and producer who’s worked with a range of artists, from Metric to Billy Talent. The pair met during the recording of her solo debut, 2000’s You Were Here after he was brought in as a drummer. Oh Little Fire was produced in Gavin’s Toronto, Ont. studio as well, some work was done in Chris Brown’s studio on Wolfe Island, near Kingston. Recording near her home base meant Harmer was able to incorporate some of her local buddies, including Chris on the organ and keyboard, Spencer Evans, who played clarinet, and Trevor Henderson on lap steel. Henderson also contributed a song, “Silverado,” that Harmer covered with the help of Neko Case, an accomplished solo artist and member of The New Pornographers. Harmer provided backing vocals on Case’s 2009 record, Middle Cyclone. “For her to return the favour was really, really great,” says Harmer. The session was completed in a hotel room on a laptop during a mini-tour the women had embarked on. “We narrowly squeezed it in between sound check and show one day,” says Harmer. For Oh Little Fire, Harmer attests she didn’t set out with any particular idea in mind, though some recurring themes definitely surfaced — for example, vulnerability, humility, hope, gratitude, loss and disillusionment. “Oh Little Fire, it’s kind of like ‘note to self,’ the heart, the fire, the thing that you’ve got to really keep, at least kindled and glowing to some heat or else ‘lights out’ kind-of-thing. It’s more of a comment on soul I think,” she says of the title she chose. Harmer’s performance at this weekend’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival marks her second appearance, having played it six years ago. In addition to performing on the mainstage Saturday evening, earlier in the day, at 11 a.m., she’s scheduled to perform in a workshop entitled Troubadours. She’ll be playing with Ladies of the Canyon,

Matt Epp, Luluc and Po’ Girl. “I love Po’ Girl,” says Harmer. “I played with them at Canso last year out in Nova Scotia at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival. I was playing solo so they learned a handful of my songs and backed me up on the mainstage for a bunch of my set. So, I love those wonderful people and I’m looking forward to seeing them and I’m sure between us we’ll all be able to be ‘troubadours.’” While Harmer’s tour and promotion of her new album is keeping her busy, she remains focused on continuing to use her voice, not just for creative expression but also for advocacy, something she feels a certain responsibility for as an artist. She’s keeping close tabs on PERL ( as the fall is a big time for the organization. “Every level of government has turned down the quarry proposal but the company still is pushing to go to what’s called a joint board hearing,” says Harmer. Getting underway in October, she estimates the hearing will take more than a year. “We’re really hoping that the province of Ontario, who has the ultimate authority here, recognizes the will of all the levels of government. . . . The province just has to outrightly protect this area,” she says. Harmer has also recently joined a movement focused on saving the nation-wide federal prison farm program, which has shown to be restorative and rehabilitating for offenders, as well as positively influence host cities, she says. Other well-known Canadian artists have joined the movement (, including author Margaret Atwood. While this sort of work is relatively new territory for Harmer, she’s continuing to give it her all, despite the difficulty of the work. “It feels good to be in the thick of something that needs our attention and also can really set an important precedent in Ontario,” she says. Other like-minded artists also serve as inspiration. For example, Sunday night, she was among the headliners at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, following Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles, who are touring in support of their new album The Grand Bounce. “I’ve been such a fan of him and the Hip for years,” says Harmer. “His in-between song banter was so great . . . He was really fired up.” Downie opted to introduce

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

Info and tickets: www. or 604913-3634. Summer School Musical Theatre: A final wrap-up performance for School District 45 kids’ program, Friday, July 16, 1 p.m. Free. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets and info: 604-9903474 or 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. DANCE Kay Meek Performing Arts Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Box office: 604-913-3634 or www. Tap, Hip Hop: A final wrapup performance for School District 45 kids’ program, Friday, July 23, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Free. CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9852326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. The Bowen Island Pub: 479 Trunk Rd., Bowen Island. Dino Dinicolo will perform a jazz show with Uno Mas, Friday, July 30 at 9 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: 604-9259820. 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:

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JACQUIE Manning has contributed her piece African Landscape for inclusion in a new show, Paints, at West Vancouver’s Ferry Building Gallery. Members of the North Shore Artists’ Guild are displaying their work in the mixed-media exhibit until July 25. The artists will be in attendance at the gallery tomorrow from 2 to 3 p.m. 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. 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

OTHER EVENTS Ambleside Park: Marine Drive and Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver. SFU Philosophers’ Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion, Wednesday, July 28, 7 p.m. Topic: Context and perception. Admission: $5. Meet at the concession stand and if it is raining the meeting will be moved to a nearby café. John Lawson Park: 750 17th St., West Vancouver. Harmony Arts Festival — Cinema in the Park: An outdoor movie experience at 9 p.m. Dates and movies: July 30, Everything’s Coming Up Rosie (short film) and Shall We Dansu (feature film) and Aug. 6, Midnight Ballet and Circle Maker (short films) and Coraline (feature film). Info: Harmony Arts Festival — Portraits by the Sea: Professional photographers will be taking pictures in an outdoor studio, July 30-Aug. 8. Fee: $150. Advanced booking and details: 604-925-7268. Info: Harmony Arts Festival — Studio Tours: Be your own guide and grab a tour map and watch some of the North Shore’s artists at work, up close and personal, in their own studios, Aug. 1-8, noon5 p.m. Maps are available at any festival information area or on the website. Info: www. — Compiled by Pamela Stone and Debbie Caldwell E-mail information for your North Shore event to listings@

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the TV in the U.K. every Sunday.” As a teenager Atlas began making regular trips to Egypt to visit relatives during summer and winter vacations and took what she heard musically back with her to Europe. When she began performing in bands she became known not only for her singing but also as a belly dancer — a go-to girl for all things Arabic. Nation Records introduced her to Jah Wobble (formerly John Lydon’s partner in Public Image Ltd.) who was interested in starting a band with non-Western elements. “They were looking for somebody to do the Eastern side of things,” says Atlas. “In French it’s called ‘Orientale.’ I introduced the dancing which sort of stuck. Jah Wobble got a belly dancer, an Arabic dancer, even when I wasn’t with them anymore.” Atlas recorded and toured with Wobble’s band Invaders of the Heart during the early ’90s and composed five songs on the seminal ethnic fusion album Rising Above Bedlam — a project that was way ahead of its time combining ideas from different musical cultures with Western pop production. Purists might balk at messing with tradition but nothing essential was lost in the grooves and Atlas was an integral part of the process. “It seems so long ago now,” she says. “It was an adventure

and it was the very beginning of everything for me. The very beginning of doing this as a profession and I wasn’t sure then whether that was really what I was going to end up doing. In the very beginning of things like that you are very naive about it all but also very excited. It was just a complete adventure and a learning experience. We were in at the very beginning of when it was all happening.” Moving on Atlas continued exploring Eastern and Western fusion as a singer and dancer with the U.K.’s Transglobal Underground. “They were a real collective,” she says. “They didn’t believe in having a leader of the band it was more of a collective thing so you were very free to express your ideas and stuff like that. A wonderful act Transglobal was you know because it allowed for so many personalities. It was a very liberating experience.” Members of the group worked with Atlas on her first solo disc, 1995’s Diaspora, and have continued their association with her on various projects ever since. “We have a long-term connection really,” she says. “I think that will always be so because we kind of grew together you know.” Since establishing herself as a solo artist Atlas has recorded several albums that focus on various aspects of Arabic music including 1997’s Halim which pays tribute to one of her favourite cultural figures, Egyptian actor/singer Abdel Halim Hafez. “His music meant practically everything to me,” says Atlas. “He was such an important figure in Egypt. He was a very sensitive male

star. He didn’t have a machismo like some of them did. He had a fragility in a way because he was ill all his life and he died quite young. He was sort of a heart throb as well in films. He was a great musician and an inspiring artist — when I released Halim it was actually 20 years since the anniversary of his death.” Atlas has just completed a new album, Mounqualiba, that is scheduled to be released in September. She worked with U.K. violinist/string arranger Samy Bishai on the project. “We wrote it together,” she says. “He’s also half-English, half-Egyptian so we were kind of pooling our collective experiences. We basically worked for two weeks in one studio and wrote the music together. Sometimes we’d start with the piano other times we’d start with something else.” Most of the recording is made up of new material but it will feature a couple of covers (Nick Drake’s “River Man” and Françoise Hardy’s “La nuit est sur la ville”) as well as a 400-yearold traditional tune. Atlas has covered Hardy, a favourite of her mother’s, before — “Mon amie la rose” (off the 1999 album Gedida) made a big impact on listeners with the French lyrics filtered through an Arabic soundscape. Atlas is performing on the Vancouver Folk Music Festival’s main stage at Jericho Beach Park Sunday night at 5 p.m. She is also scheduled to participate in several workshops during the weekend with the first, Gathering of the Clans, set for Saturday morning at 10 a.m. on Stage 4 with Watcha Clan and Les Boukakes.

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94-GARAGE SALE: Sat. July 17 8-1pm. Household, decor, 100s of CDs, books. 552 Palisade Dr.

98-MULTI FAMILY Sat 9-2pm, 457 East 8th Street / Lyons Place. Something for everyone! 98-SAT, 7-2, 864 & 868 E. 17th St. fishing lures, household items, ladies X to XL. LOTS OF STUFF 98- SAT 9am. Out of storage & on to your collectible shelf. Vintage fabric, collectibles, jewelery, art books. 528 E Keith Rd No earlies 98-FURN. BOOKS, pictures, household, lots of great quality stuff. Sat. & Sun 8am - 11am, 860 East 12th (Garage in back lane)

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LINC’S SPECIMEN TREES Fruit trees, Japanese Maples Cedar Hedging $20 ea. Minature Boxwood $12.50 ea. Beautiful specimens! Corner Welch St & Cap Rd. Fri, Sat & Sun 9am - 4pm Call to order 604-202-7735 Linc

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95-SAT 9AM - 12 noon, 1533 Graveley St. clothes, kids stuff & household items, lp’s etc. etc.


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96 - MOVING SALE SAT 10-3. Toys, quality girls clothing & more 2722 Tempe Glen. No earlies


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GOLDEN RETRIEVERS $695 (BD> Registered, 1 left!)

96-BLOCK SALE! Sat. 9am 1pm. 2500 Block Fromme Rd. Turn off 27th. Too much to list. 96-HOUSE HOLD sale, dishes, furn, misc. 4 piece br set, Sat 9am - 4pm, 1449 Kilmer Rd.

98-MOVING SALE Sat, 9 to 1 pm household items, furniture & more Rain or Shine! 1641 Rufus Ave. 99 - SAT 8-2. Toys, household items, books, kids clothes, small furn & more! 1708 Emerson Crt 99 - SAT 9am-1pm. Sports equip, household items, tools & much more! 743 Roslyn Blvd 99- 2071DEEP Cove Rd; Please enter backyard from Badger Rd. Sat. 9-4 Furn. & Misc Household

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96 - SAT & SUN 9-4. Furn, clothes, hockey gear, household, 95 F150 truck for parts, electronics, doors, beds. 1386 E 24th St

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97-FINAL 2 DAY SALE Warehouse Clearance We need space Skate & Surf Branded Clothing Saleboard shorts, shirts, t-shirts, skate shoes +++ @1453 Lonsdale (Downstairs) Sat & Sun Jul 17 & 18th 9am - 5

94- SAT & SUN 8am-2pm, 1051 Marigold Ave. Bar fridge, toys, garden stuff, camping, sporting goods, clothes, household, more!

TORTOISE SHELL cat, 5 yrs old, free to a good home. 778-239-7087


MOVING. 48' TOSHIBA TV, DVD, bookcase, cabinet, desk, childs books, toys, books, beds, leather sofa, dining table., Yamaha piano, gd quality $1500 HDTV, gd cond $150. Motorola shaw cable DCT 6200/6208 HD receiver $130. 604-263-5460

North Vancouver 96-MOVING! SUN 9-3, Furn, tons of household items, books, toys & clothes etc. 3615 Mountain Hwy.

94- GARAGE SALE, July 17, Sat, 10-2, everything you need at the

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3 GOOD Yr Wrangler 65R18 Tires; 100$/ea, White Aluminum grdn gate, $150, 604-980-8168 FINAL 2 DAY SALE Warehouse Clearance We need space Skate & Surf Branded Clothing Saleboard shorts, shirts, t-shirts, skate shoes +++ @1453 Lonsdale (Downstairs) Sat & Sun Jul 17 & 18th 9am - 5

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West Vancouver 91 - SUNDAY 10-1. Lots of boys toys, furniture & lots more! 5408 Greentree Rd. No earlies 92-1365 KINGS Ave, July 17, 9 to 1 pm, kayaks, toys, books, beds, coffe makers & much more! 92-HOUSEHOLD CLEANOUT, 1860 Palmerston Ave. off 19th & Mathers/Queens. Sat 8-12 92 - MULTI FAMILY SALE 2337 Nelson Ave Sat 10am - 2pm Furniture, lamps, kitchen items, linens & bedding. Youth clothing, books & games. Adult clothing, shoes & jewelry All items great quality & condition

West Vancouver 92-MULTI FAMILY Sat 9-4, Kitchen complete maple + blk range, antiques, brass bed w/mattress, 1,000 + books, tvs, crystal, china, firestone over size tires, out door furn, household, new designer clothing + many more items too

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93-RENO SALE! Sat. 11am - 3pm, 1427 Chartwell Dr. Cabinets, dw, furn, bath chair, wheelchairs, safety poles etc. etc.


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A36 – North Shore News – Friday, July 16, 2010








GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS, p/b ready now, dewormed & vet checked, $700. 604-924-8014

BERNESE BLK lab, fam raised, dewormed, vet✔ 1st shots, $600. 604-795-7662 No Sunday calls

ENGLISH MASTIFF lg. p/b pups. Rare, apricot color & fawn. Shots, declawed. Ready Aug. 2. F-$900; M-$1100. Call 604-769-1234

3550 GERMAN SHEPHERD pups for sale, born May 5th. CKC Reg. shots and vet check micro chip. Great family pet or for show. $1000. M/Ridge 604-465-0728


BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Puppies. Vet checked and ready for good homes. $850. Langley 778-241-5504

GUINEA PIG 3 1/2 yrs F tri colour +access. Needs good home. 604-222-2060 * 778-788-2060

NON SHED small pets, credit card ok $400 up. 604-542-8892 pics @

The North Shore News has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit


Condos/ Townhouses



Absolutely Best Deal on Market! Condo’s below $100,000, easy qualifying. Ronald Keith, MacDonald Realty 604-590-2444


Houses - Sale


Real Estate


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We Will Take Over Your Payment

SRY CLOVERDALE Brand new St. Andrews Condo − 2 BR + Den, 2 baths, 1685sf, open flr plan, all ss appls, granite, 2nd flr, north west patio view, 2 prkg, storage. gym, pool, gamesrm, accomodation ste. $675,000. MUST SEE ! Ask for Kathy 604 574-3099


Houses - Sale


Real Estate


North Vancouver

Open Sun 3-5pm. 1061 Marigold Pl. $1,099,000 'Handsworth Catchment' Lynda McDonald



Out Of Town Property

Sunshine Coast

GIBSONS - new post & beam under construction, Awesome view, 1/2 acre, 4000 sf + 1800 sf bsmt + loft, $50 per sf + lot. Room for 2 dwellings 604-720-1445

POINT ROBERTS Wash, US. Nr Tsawwassen. RANCHER 2200sf, reno’d, beautiful 70ft Waterfront Ocean! By Owner. 604-690-4979


Real Estate Investment

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Mobile Homes

#34 - 7850 King George Blvd. 2 BR. 55+ years old. 1 pet ok! $36,900. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

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$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford Reduced 1800sf 4br 2ba w/suite, quiet cul-de-sac $339K 859-4048 id5174 Coquitlam 10,000sf lot w/1000sf 3br 2ba home, outbuilding $440K 778-859-0717 id4272 Coquitlam Open House Daily 2-4 511, 3132 Dayanee Springs Bv NEW top fl 650sf 1br condo, view $299,900 778-285-9449 id5170 Langley Price Reduced 1280sf 3br 2ba rancher, 7200sf lot, $470K 514-0608 id5129 Langley renovated top floor 1161sf 2br 2ba condo, view $293K 778-996-3444 id5179 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Maple Ridge immaculate 1200sf 4br log home .37ac lot $539,900 778-240-1196 id5118 Maple Ridge Open House Sat/Sun 2-4, #27 11355-236st extra large 2757sf 4br 2.5ba tnhse, furnished, $394,950 778-229-0890 id5180 Mission, Owner Retiring, profitable framing store & gallery $47,000 826-7993 id5176 Mission, Hatzic Lake waterfront lot w/2007 Class A motorhome $248K 826-2711 id5177 Sry Cloverdale Open House Sat 1-4, #40, 16995-64ave Gated 3247sf 4br w/master on main 4ba, media room $509K 575-1277 id5181

Sunshine Coast



Lots & Acreage

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Houses - Sale


West Vancouver


Houses - Sale


West Vancouver

Lyn Watson (Edwards) 604-947-9214

604-765-7983 OPEN SAT. & SUN. • 2-4 PM

Sutton Centre Realty


Sun Cottage, as charming as its name. Fall in love as you walk through the garden gate. 3 bdrms, or 2 with 1 bdrm suite. Walk to beach, ferry, park and shops. Lovely fenced garden. Ocean view, quiet, private and so much more.

Business Opportunity

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Business Services

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Financial Services

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90 mins from Vancouver, Zoned for 48 units, 8 townhomes sold Land serviced, 5 minutes from Ocean, Marina, Golf, Hospital 604-987-6064

4.75-acres, drop-dead ocean view, ready to build—only $369K on the Sunshine Coast. Thatʼs less money than a condo in Greater Vancouver.

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North Van Apt. Rentals

Legal Services

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1 BDRM, $900 Central Lonsdale 800sf, n/p 604-988-3227 1 BDRM, Central Lonsdale, 3rd floor, north facing, h/w flrs, heat and hot water incl, no pets, $925, avail now. Dodwell Strata Mgt. 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264


GENTLEMEN! Attractive discreet European lady is available for company. 604 451-0175

2 BR, 13 & Lonsdale, 3 story walk up, faces south, hardwood, ns, np $1050 incl heat, 604-984-9367 1 BR, $1075 now, 2 br, ocean view, $1550 Aug 1.lower Lonsdale, newly reno, d/w, ns, cat ok Avail. now, 604-838-6101

2 BR. 2 bath, avail now. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, Please call 778-554-0537

1 BR, 120 West 19, approx 650sf, hardwood, heat/hw incl, view, 1yr lease, np $1000. 604-683-1089

2 BR, 2 bath, new reno, part city & mtn. views. gas fp, ensuite wd, Lonsdale/14, pet neg. incld gas, hw, ug prkg $1900, 604-970-2533

1 BR Aug 1, SW bright, ss appl, In ste w/d, heat, u/g prkg incl. 1633 MacKay $1395. 604-562-0101.

1 BR, avail Aug 1, mtn. view, 15th & Lonsdale, $995, updated, 1 yr lease, ns, np, 604-929-7541

1 BR Central Lonsdale, $900, balc, hardood, heat, hw, np, prkg Adult bldg. July 1, 604-985-6935

2 BR, Westview family complex, nr amens, rec fac. pool, wd, prkg, ns np $1380 now, 604-921-4384

2 BR Woodcroft, S.W. corner, updates, no pets Immed $1350. 604-925-8824 2 BR w/w carpets, ground flr. heat, hw, no pets, avail Aug. 1st, $1100, 225 E 12 604-986-5437

3 BR, Lynn Valley, top flr, updates balcony, cat ok, $1350. Now. 604-925-8824

777 W. Queens Rd. 2br or 3br units $1540 to $2000. Weekdays 604-990-2971 or Weekends 604-985-2876.

1 BR, large, 16 & St. Georges, near hospital, incld heat & hw, no pets, ns, $820. 778-889-4719

BACH, LARGE, $700, balc. lower Lonsdale, heat hw ns, np, prkg, coin wd, Aug 1, 604-765-8774

1 BR, lrge, $925. on greenspace, nice clean, balcony, d/w, prkg, nr Cap U, Aug 1, 604-505-4957

Beautiful Large Suites 1 Bdrm $925, avail now. 2 Bdrms from $1315. 3 Bdrms, d/w $1625. Avail now or Aug 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-986-3866

Beautiful Views

1 br’s - $1,050 -$1,225 Spacious, pool, storage, heat & hw, dw, quiet, concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

604-985-2926 151 W. 2nd St. 908-7368. 2 BR, 2 baths, balcony, 2 prkg. N/P, lease, Available Aug 1st. $1800.


17TH FLOOR 1BR condo, great view, w/d, dw, furnished $2200, unfurnished $1700. Sept 1st. Lonsdale & Esplanade. 5 mins. away from the seabus, plz contact sean @ 604-723-2559

2 & 3 BR new reno’s with new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628

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for Seniors

2 BR + den, 2 bath, ground flr, corner suite, large patio, 23 & Chesterfield ug prkg, hw incl’d, wd, ns, np, $1700. 604-561-6945

1 BR, July 15, 274 W2nd. reno’d, $965 incls heat, hw, ug prkg, locker, ns/np, 604-779-3541


2 BR $1100, quiet bldg, top flr. 3 story walkup, heat, hw, view, hardwood, no pet, 778-889-4719

North Vancouver

Escort Services

2 BR, 1070 sf, brand new h/wood flrs & slate tile being installed. 3rd flr end unit, part water view.$1450 Ready Aug. 1st. 604-984-2030

1 BDRM, new kitchen with d/w, central Lonsdale. Adult Bldg. $1000 Now. Ron 604-922-6336

121 WEST 20th. Newly reno’d 1 BR suite, hardwood, heat & hw incl’d, 1 yr lease, np, $1000, avail Aug 1, 604-682-2932


North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BDRM, 2 bath, 170 West 1st, Aug 1, unfurn $1600, furn $1800. incl h/w, gas & f/p 604-985-4836

1 BR nr Lonsdale, reno hardwood balc. hw & heat ns, np, quiet adult bldg. $895, 604-904-9507



1 BD @ Touchstone, incls prkg, great layout & great location, gym. 1633 McKay Ave. $1450. Call Joy at Advent Real Estate Services 604-812-4788

1 BR, bsmt, Edgemont, suits 1 quiet, n/s, n/p, $800 incl heat/ light, laundry, 604-986-6235


Apartments & Condos

1br large $890, 2 Br $1180 Lonsdale/21 quiet bldg, np, h/wd, hw, heat prkg 604-990-4088

1 BR Avail Aug 15, 140 E 15 St. on bus route, reno, np, $950+ utils 604-618-9259, 604-988-1956



1 & 2 br lrg bright, Central Lonsdale $850 & up, newly updated. Immed 604-720-2913

1 BR $850, large, new carpet, central Lonsdale, incl heat/hw, ns, np adult quiet bldg. 604-988-4030

care. 101 - 1075 Marine Dr. North Van. 604-980-8809


Apartments & Condos

1 BR, $845 incld heat, hot water, prkg, coin wd, ns, np, Lonsdale & 20 th, Aug 1, 604-980-9525 msg.

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OPEN SUNDAY 1-4pm 3772 Mount Seymour Pkwy $575,000 Detached home, 1200 sq ft, 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 baths, lovely renos throughout incl new appls. 33 x 121 ft lot. Ingrid Maruska 604-619-5346 Tradewinds Realty 604-980-1177

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BROILER CHICKENS for sale in Abbotsford. call Rex or Jean after 5pm, 604-856-0349



JET PET RESORT because your pet deserves a vacation too! Next to Park’n Fly

GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups healthy socialized. exc temp vet check deworm $575 604-819-8083


P/B LABS, family raised, vet checked, 1st shots, $600 - $800 604-795-7662 No Sunday calls



Pets - Other

Call Paula today for a free consultation


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Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

CEDAR MANOR- 257 E. 12th St. A 1 bdrm avail. Great location, nr hospital, shops, well maint bldg. N/P, N/S please. 604-988-7771 CENTRAL LONSDALE- 2BR $1325 incl. Heat, hot water & ldry, 1yr lease, no dogs. 604-990-2971.

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. SUITES AVAIL July/Aug, Near Lynn Valley Mall. 604-988-3828

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Bach - $925, 1 BR - $1095 Avail now. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls. Call 604-986-3356

Carlton at the Club (1327 East Keith Rd)

Great sub penthouse, 2 BR condo. Note: age restriction 55+. Aug 1. $1750. N/S. N/P. Lease & perfect refs a must.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty

(604) 521-0311

view this & other properties @

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. BACH. $870; Stunning views & lots of storage. NO PETS. 604-988-7379

PENTHOUSE $1975/MTH, 3371 Chesterfield Ave, 1500+ sqft, 16 x 8 deck unobstructed, city/water mtn view, living, dining kitchen, h/wood, 2 bath, inste ldry, 2 br+ lots of work space, ns. np, Ref’s. prefer couple. 604-889-9338 THE OXFORD - 165 East 6th St. 1 BR, 2nd flr, north, Heat & h/w incl. Gated prkg. Sorry no pets. n/s. Avail Aug 1. 604-987-5844 TUCKTON PLACE Bright & sunny 2 BR $1250. No Pets. Call 604-990-2971 or on Weekends: 778-340-7406. VICTORIA PARK PLACE 615 St. Georges Ave @ E 6th St. 1 BR avail, bright, clean quiet bldg, n/p, n/s 604-980-9057

WOODCROFT 2 BR, W. facing updated, d/w. Now. np $1350. 604-925-8824 WOODCROFT - Whitecliff Bldg, 16th flr, 2 BDRM, North facing, mtn view, rec centre, pool. Aug 1. N/s n/p 604-988-6227, 318-0800


West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR, Ambleside, $950, parklike setting, adult oriented, np, Wes Lighthouse Realty 604-551-1409 $1200 INC.UTIL. AUG/SEPT 1 new suite, 5 appl. carport walk/out patio, safe neighbhood, cats/dogs ok, great trails, close to beach, 1 or 2 pers. NS 604-644-6303


Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals


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.

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Please call 604-922-4322

Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 br Penthouse large deck, 1 BR & Bach pool rec. room, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287 LUXURY WATERFRONT Studio overlooking Seawalk. Suit single person $1650. 604-721-7484 PARK TERRACE 1766 Duchess Ave. 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, d/w. August 1st, $1,360. No pets. Call for appt. 604-926-3493

Park Royal Towers

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

2 BDRM COZY COTTAGE with bsmt, Gleneagles, West Van, f/p, $2300, Immed. 604-925-1728 2 BR +sunroom, Lynn Valley, charming country cottage, quiet cul d sac fully reno’d, large sunny fenced yard, trails & Lynn Valley Village at doorstep.. $1850. 604-904-0397

2 BR upstairs + 1 br in finished bsmt, all reno’d, 2 baths, no pets, $2000, suits family. 605 E 7th, N. Van. avail Aug 1 or 15. By appt. 604-987-1205 or 604-728-2440 2 Levels, West Van 5 br, 2 bath, 2500sf, sundeck, patio, ns, np, $2700+util, Aug 1, 604-581-8494

Houses - Rent

LYNN VALLEY, clean home, 2 full baths, 3br up, 2br down, 2 f/ps, rec rm, cls to transit, shops. Alarm, $2350/mo, 604-988-5469

VERY LARGE PROPERTY, 180 ft waterfront, h/wd flrs, vaulted ceilings, french doors, estate like setting, modern kit, granite, 6 appl, 2200 sf, solariam, attic/ storage, 5 min to shops, $3,150 all inclusive, n/s, pet neg Refs. 604-980-1503



VETERINARIAN ASST avail for housesitting & professional care of pets. Exp’d, N/S, drug-free, tidy. Refs. Call Esh 778-223-6544


Office/Retail Rent

DUNDARAVE OFFICE SPACE, Ocean view 280sq ft, $900 mth, Aug. 1st Pls call: 604-926-1010

Completely Renovated


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

4 BR 2 levels, rec room, 4 baths, fp, B. Prop, W. Van, ste optional view $2800. now 604-720-2913

1 & 2 Bdrm Suites Spectacular Views, Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Pool Rent includes all utilities.

4 BR house, 2 bath, wd, fp, priv. back yard, nr Lynn Valley Mall, Aug 1, $1975, np, 604-987-4996 4 BR, newer home, $3200, nr Lonsdale, 2 car garage, with ste optional Aug. 1st, 604-720-2913

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

Seastrand Out door Pool! NE corner with seaviews Fresh paint, new floor appls Sunshades, pkg in $1495/ Tiddley Cove Apt above store! 2 bd semi ensuite bth. Open Plan 2 decks Pkg and storage Pet ok? Close to Caulfeild? $1995/ Kristin 604-671-6175 / 604-926-6011 Royal LePage Northshore


Duplexes - Rent

3 BR, 2 bath, kids ok, fp, wd, np, ns, upper flr with patio, $1550. E 3rd. 604-987-7006 CAULFEILD EXEC 3 br & loft + fam home. 4696 Clovelly Walk. 7 appl, 2.5 baths, dbl garage, water views, near schools & trails. $3200. Aug 1. Century 21 Prudental 604-232-3039


Furnished Accommodation

1BR GORGEOUS suite, Sep entry, f/p, Ambleside, 6appl, suits 1, long term, ns/np, $1200 avail Aug 1.\ 604-922-1545

AMBLESIDE, 4BDRM+, 2 baths, semi-furn. fp, hardwood, ns, np, refs lease, $2250. 604-926-0053 BRITISH PROP, 4000sf, 180° view, 4br+den 2.5 bath, nr school, Aug 1, $3980. 604-922-6789



Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR. bsmt Lynn Valley, share wd, $875 incl utils, ns, np, Aug 1, 778-840-6573 or 778-835-6573

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools............... $888/M SOUTH SURREY/WHITE ROCK – 15532 Madrona Dr., 3 bdrm, HOUSE, on Cul-de-Sac in quiet family neighborhood, huge yard,

1 BR lovely ste Upper Lynn exec home incl ldry, utils, cbl, cat ok, $900 avail Aug 1st. 604-929-9386

Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

1 BR, upper Lonsdale garden suite, fp, wd, np, suit ONE mature ns adult, $850 incld heat, hw & cable, fully reno’d, 604-980-0494

1 BR lrge grnd lvl ste, Dundarave new reno, yrd, ldry, prkg, 1/3 util 1 yr lse. $1,000 Aug. 778-882-8040

new roof, double garage.. $1,688/M

UPPER HORSESHOE BAY sunny bright, character home, 4 br, 2 bath, h/wood flrs, ceramic tiles, fp, skylight, lovely enclosed garden, ns, pets kids ok Aug. 15th. $2975. 778-239-6030

Furry Creek. $ per sq foot ’Price Differential’ Warrants Drive! 3 bd 3 bth hwd ss appls, panoramic Views! Double garage! New $2495/ Snug as a bug in a Rug! Moyne Dr Rancher All In Furnished 4 bd 2 bth den Good home offices $2495/ 1600 block of Rufus NV 4 bd 2 bth On Ball Park Sutherland/Brooksbank Schools, Carport $2595/ Glenmore, Updated SS Hwd Near Collingwood Campus!!! Recroom, 3 bd 3 bth $2995/ Fulton in Ambleside Hwd Bright, View, 4 bd 2 bth Recroom 4 car pkg $2995/ Spacious 5 bd 4 bth Lower Caufeild Elementary close! Garage fenced yard, Hwd Great room concept $4495/ Waterfront Pasco Road Show Home! Suit Couple Furnished all inclusive with Hot tub, High Bank VIEW Updated, open plan $4995/ Furn Luxury Phenomenal View! Top End Completely remodelled by Design Team Walk to Rockridge/Caulfeild Shops, Express Bus $6495< Upscale Terrific 5 Star In Dundarave! Walk to Shop! Restaurants. Furnished or not, prefer Sept/Oct Dates Over 4200’ 5 bd 5 bth ’Two’ Kitchens In Laws? $6995< Kristin 604-671-6175/926-6011 Royal LePage Northshore

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR, newer, West Van, newer appls, own wd, priv entry, np, ns, $1595 + 1/3 utils. 604-916-0428 2 BR Upper Lonsdale suite, new reno’d, grnd lev. own ent, n/s, n/p. avail now 778-386-1571 2BR LRG Reno’d bsmnt, nr Lonsdale Quay, 5app. f/p, Carport, np/ns, $1100+ util 980-7981

3 BR, 2 bath, lower Pemberton, new reno, 1500 sqft, ns np $1700 + 50% utils. Immed 604-671-5649 3 BR, 2 bath, mn flr of house, Seymour Parkway, Cap U, avail now, short term, 1 month @ $800 or wkly at $500. including utils, 5 appl. Basic furnishing can provided upon request. 604-522-8683 viewing anytime. AMBLESIDE $1450, nice 2 br garden ste, big sunny priv patio. Quiet. Beautiful kitchen new appl. w/d, ns np Jul/Aug 604-926-1430 BRIGHT 1 BDR grnd lev suite, newly decorated, quiet home, incl’ds utils, parkg, cable. Nr bus non smoker, n/p, pref 1 older person only, Ref’s req’d $800 lve msg. 604-722-8978 DEEP COVE, 1 br, bright, quiet, nr beach, patio, garden entry, ns, cat ok, $1000 incl, 604-929-7056

AVAIL NOW! Lower Lonsdale storage space, 600sf, electricity $450, 604-983-9493

1 BR garden level large, upper Capilano, unfurn $850 or furn. $950 all incls, 604-765-2279



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


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1 BR + DEN spacious, bsmt suite, gas f/p, w/d, n/p, n/s, $1080. Now, Northlands 604-924-9910


HOST FAMILY wanted. Please call us Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm at 778-227-1668 or E-mail:

Shared Accommodation

1BR, PRIV entry nr Save-on/ Marine Dr, $440, w/d, suit 1 prof, 604-988-0624 or 778-688-4846


A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, long term. 604-987-2691

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit


180° VIEWS 4 br, upper Delbrook 3300 sf. cul de sac, garage. priv, city/ocean views, Aug 1. $3100. Text or call 604-617-7383


3br+den Caulfeild Vlge 2.5bath, quiet, garage, cul-de-sac, $3950+ np, Lighthouse 604-551-1409

2 BR, $1475 view & large Studio, $900up, incl hw, heat, cable, pool 1740 Esquimalt. 604-922-1043

Cats ok. Senior discounts.

Houses - Rent


Grand Manor Guest House/Apt ★ Daily ★ Weekly ★Monthly★ 604-988-6082

2025 BELLEVUE AVENUE Fantastic location, pool. Renovated 1 & 2 br suites. Beautiful ocean views.


$3500 - 2 BR, 2 bath 6th flr, $8500 - 4 Br luxury home, pool, both hardwood 604-290-5789

1665 DUCHESS. 2 BR, Aug 1. Quiet concrete bldg. Updated, hardwood, heat, hw, 1 yr lease, ns np, $1650, 604-926-0594

LARGE LUXURY studio suite, Dundarave, granite, stainless appls, Like New, n/p, n/s, Sept 1, $1350 incl prkg, 604-209-1416

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1 BR+DEN, nr Marine Dr. & Lions Gate, grd lvl, sep entry, wd, ns np Sept 1st $1,195. 604-837-0423 2 BDRM large, newer, very bright bsmt. 7 appl., large storage, alarm, WI-FI, 2 parking, Caulfeild Village, 7 min. to Park Royal, n/s, n/p. $1400 + utils. 604-789-2375 2 BEDROOM+PATIO Garden Suite in lower Dundarave - near buses, shopping and rec centre. Quiet residence, 2 people max– n/s. In-suite w/d. Available August 1. 604.926.6901 2 BR, above ground suite Lynn Valley. D/W, own W/D, own entrance, internet, close to shops/ bus. $1200 + 1/3 utils. Aug 1. 604.764.0199

2 BR bsmt, 800 sf, own entry & laundry, d/w Lynn Valley, $1200 incl utils. np, Aug 1 604-980-2125 2 BR Central Lonsdale, insuite w/d, f/p, $1100 incl utils, ns, no pet, avail Aug 1. 604-984-7132 2 BR garden apt, Central Lonsdale, radiant heat & f/p, 6 appls, n/s cat ok. Suit quiet couple max 2 persons. $1200+40% util. Aug 1. 778-340-0150

2 BR large grnd flr, 2 full bath, nr Larson school, bus, shops & rec centre, Garage, ns np. Aug 1 $1200+50% utils 604-904-0964 2 BR, Lynn Valley, 2 prkg spaces $1100 Aug 1. Call after 5pm 604-760-3274, 604-987-1844

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad



Suites/Partial Houses


Available August 1st CAT WELCOME 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, brand new kitchen. walk-in closets, insuite laundry, garden floor, all utilities included except phone. Families only please. $2000/month.


Townhouses Rent

2 BR Vista Place, exec, f/p, w/d, hardwood, stainless, deck $2500 604-925-8824 2 BR, w/d, d/w, covered prkg, storage locker, lrg fenced yard, nr Cap U, Lynnmour Elem, parks & trails $1600. 604-250-2724 3 BR, 2.5 bath, New Kitchen 5 appl, gas f/p, garage, storage, np/ ns, $2300 Avail Aug 1; 604-926-0462 or 604-720-2515

Call 778-889-6995

AVAILABLE AUGUST 15 Gorgeous GRAND BLVD Ground Level Suite Over 800 sp. ft. Completely renovated, two bedroom suite on ground floor of house in a quiet residential neighbourhood. Everything is brand new. French doors open to a private sunny south facing terrace and garden. Huge kitchen with all new appliances, including dishwasher, oven, fridge, and microwave. Great kitchen island for entertaining. New washer and dryer. Dark hardwood floor throughout. Electric heat and fire place, own thermostat. State-ofthe-art soundproofing. Nearby bus stops, schools and Lions Gate Hospital. Utilities are included. Private entrance and Parking. $1600. 604 985-7779 or email

W.VAN 2 BR, garden lev ste, lrg patio, shared w/d, d/w. Available Aug 1. $1250 + 1/2 utils. Walk to Dunderave Beach. N/S & cat ok. Call 604 926-9336

West Van Apt. Rentals

3 BR, 5 appls, 1.5 bath, Avail Aug 1, 1 year lease, NP/NS. Rent $1725. For viewing call 604-986-0511 3 BR fp $1875. reno’d, 1.5 baths, 5 appls, storage, patio, ns, np, July 1, Rufus Dr, 604-980-6250 3 BR. Tobruck Ave. 2.5 bath, new paint, wd, gas fp, prkg, patio, ns, $1850 + utils, 604-983-2053

Noma 728 W.14th St, 908-7368. 3 level, 2 BR, 2.5 baths, 2 prkg, roof deck, lease, $2200.


Warehouse/ Commercial

600SF OFFICE, 3rd flr. w/view, stair access, E. Esplanade N. Van $750/mo, 604-922-6456

NVAN 103-130 Pemberton Ave, 3700sf, W/H with a/c office, lrg O/H door, 200 amp, 3 phase, fenced yd, great exposure, avail soon, 604 929-9493,

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Keen Projects Ltd Trim, doors, floors, windows, paint, drywall. Lic, refs Landon 604-307-5628 FRIENDLY, Professional, Crown mouldings, baseboard, casings rough framing. 778-233-0559


Carpet/Flooring Installation



The current choice serving the Lower Mainland for more than 15 years. All Kinds of Work and Reasonable Rates.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

Lic. 22308


#1167 LIC Bonded. Expert trouble shooter, sm job specialist, reno’s, panel changes. 617-1774. 604-725-2551 ★Free Repair Estimates★ NO MESS chimney sweeping!

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276


DNE ELECTRIC All Electrical Needs Lic #89267, Panel Upgrading. Reasonable & Free Estimate. 604-999-2332


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 CLEANER AVAIL, house or offices or home, 8 +years exp. refs avail, Free est. 778-862-1546 HOUSE CLEANING, Home Care. Excellent rates, exc. experience & exc. job. Darlene. 604-724-5661 QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522 SEA CLEANING: Specializing in residential/commercial services, environmentally friendly products. Contact: Andrea 604-790-1657


N.C.B. CONCRETE LTD. Specializing in residential concrete. Repair, removal and new installation. Patio specialists. 604-988-9523, 604-988-9495



DRAIN TILES, sewer lines, water lines & sumps. Mini excavation 604-230-1472 or 604-327-0885 ALLGONE DRAINAGE Fast response, drain tile video inspection, cleaning, install & repair. 24 hr emergency service 604-990-GONE (4663) BAJ MINI EXCAVATING Sewer/storm, drains, oil tanks, paving, retain wall. 604-779-7816 Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Drainage installation & repair. 604-327-3086



A PLUS TAPING & DRYWALL High quality, reasonable rates. Free estimates. 604-715-0400 ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 DONE RIGHT Drywall, Board, taping, mud, spraytext, 25 yrs exp No job too small 604-753-1116 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208




Alliance • Professional Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning done by hand

Work Done by Professionals

Call Steve

604-723-2526 References Available


ALLGONE EXCAVATING Free est, great rates & service 604-990-GONE (4663) Aussie Excavations. Backhoe & mini excav. hire fast reliable same day quote Tim 778-322-3002 The Earth Moves - Mini Excavating, bobcat service & landscape contruction. 604-753-8533


Full Seamless Gutter Installation/Repairs Soffits All jobs Guaranteed. Fully insured/WCB covered Will beat any competitors price



Installed • Cleaned • Repaired Fences & Decks Pergolas & Arbors Handrails & Benches

Cedar and Treated Wood Specialists

778-838-DECK (3325) DIRECT FROM THE MILL 6x8 Fence Panels from $27, Siding, Decking, Roofing, Shed, Split Rail, etc... We Install Chain Link & Cedar Fencing. Free Est. 7753 Edmonds St, Burnaby Call 604 520-7792

VINYL FENCE & RAILINGS ★NEVER ROTS★ Lifetime Warranty 604-618-3145

604-876-4604 RAIN CENTRE LTD.

(since 1968) 4", 5" & 6 " continuous gutters Vinyl & aluminium siding soffits Install repairs & cleaning. Free Estimates 604 874-8158 Check us out with the BBB

Cedar Fences & Decks affordable rate. Not Like any other - artistic. Jeff 778-928-9201, 604-415-0920

NORTH SHORE FENCES Quality work by professionals Repairs and construction Call 604-230-3559

Summer Sale! cedar fence & gates, install, repair removal Euro craft Erwin&John 778-322-8645



GAS FIREPLACE tune-ups & service. RM Construction Ltd. 604-988-1011



AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT Renovations, carpentry, painting & home repairs. Ikea kitchen installs. Michael 604.619.1126

ALL HOME REPAIRS semiretired master carpenter. Kitchen, stairs, sundecks, etc. All work guar. Karl 604-985-5144 HANDY DANDY all types of renos, bath, kitchen, tiles, painting - in side & out Free Est. Ibrahim 604-619-6968 SUNRISE PAINTING Drywall repair, textured ceiling & mouldings. Cell 604-657-6465



DD HAUL & DELIVERY Service delivered with pride. Loads from $30 each. David 604-512-7471





INTERIOR RENOVATIONS Specializing in: ✫Bathrooms ✫Kitchens ✫ ✫ Basements ✫ plus Framing, Drywall, Painting, Tiling, Mouldings North Shore Resident North Shore References Tim Gleason 604-926-5440

SINCE 1997


No job too big or small , my husband does it all. New construction/renos, concrete/foundations, drywall, painting, general clean-up, yard maintenance, pressure washing and all around house cleanup.... 25 years experience Doug 1-604-212-2125 or Toll Free 1-877-885-0770


HEDGE NEED A TRIM? quality work at a low cost, always assured. Troy. 604-729-6975 MANDALAY LANDSCAPING CUT-REPAIR-REPLACE 604-786-5743 NAGLA LANDSCAPING Ltd. All areas of landscaping, Construction to regular maintenance. Bob cat + other equip. Guar’d work. Paul 778-998-5939

ONE CALL Landscapes it all Free estimates! 604-985-2545


Lawn Equipment Repair

CLYDE SMALL MOTORS Lawn & garden equipment. Sales, serivice & rentals. 604-926-2120


Lawn & Garden


“The Grass is Greener”

• New Lawn Installs • Replace Old Lawn • Lawn Drainage • Landscaping • Paving ~ Any size job ~

Nick 929-7732


Custom Landscape Installs Paving Stones & Walls Drainage & Grading Irrigation & Lighting New Lawn Installs Outdoor Kitchens


INC. Landscaping, Excavation & Demos turf, ponds, irrigation, retaining walls, paver patios, pool excavation/fill, stump grinding, walkways, jack hammering, concrete cutting, delivery/hauls, drainage/sewer/water, complete yard redevelopments and strata contracts


.*'% $ #*"!;% 8*6%4;%*%2; 0";; -"+%6%( &;!(; 0"6??6%( #*"!;% =:;*% 75 #*"3*(; 1;?/,*: ):: A/+" #*"!;% @?;"(;%26;> $ 8/";


GARDEN SERVICES LTD. Lawn Maintenance, General Clean-Up, Power Raking, Moss Control, Aerating. Trim, Top, Prune. All types of lawn & garden applications. Free Est.

Call Sukh:

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GREAT CANADIAN LAWNS New lawns & repairs, lawn mtce, landscaping, lighting, patios 778-888-LAWN (5296) GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220 J.B. GRASS Cutting. Weeding, Trimming, Pruning, hedging, cleanup. Terry 604-723-3582

LAWNS Jungle George Your North Shore Resident Lawns Garden & Yard Cleanups Hedges & Trees * George’s cell 604-317-3552 Lorne’s Lawn Maintenance Cutting, pruning, hedge trimming, Excavating 778-230-7657 PACIFIC LANDSCAPING lawn installations, retaining walls, pavers drainage etc 839-1225



EMPEY LOCK & KEY Better safe than sorry! Mobile Service 778-855-5625 (855-LOCK)



ALLCASTLE MASONRY LTD Natural & cultured stonework. 20 yrs exp. 604-551-2212 SCOTTISH STONEMASON Reliable & fair with exceptional skills. Any masonry projects, stone, brick, & block pavers. Large or small. (Also repairs) 604-913-6804


Home Services

BE COOL! Talk to Someone You Trust.


604-985-7722 ext 213

24 HOURS 1-800-4-MY-HOME • (1-800-469-4663) North Shore Lawn Cuts. Power washing exp. Reas. rates. Dirt & mulch Del. Dave: 778-846-7974


Moving & Storage

AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885 NAHANEE MOVING.COM Family Owned North Shore Co.Evening moves available. Bonded, Insured. Free Est. 604-782-3973

POPEYE’S MOVING Scott 604-377-2503 Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK


Oil Tank Removal

Have an old oil tank you need gone? Call All Gone for a free estimate! (604)-990-GONE (4663)


● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates


Advantage Waste Spec. Inc. u/g storage tank locates & removal. Free est. Neil 604-825-8824

Buying? Hiring? Selling? Renting?

BEST GRASS CUTS & MORE Lawn & home maintenance Power wash, window clean Reliable, insured & WCB

Jim 778 232 4063


Call Ibrahim

A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds Renos Carpentry cabinet, drs, laminate, tiles, drywall, paint 761-7745

Design - Consultation- Installation 604-518-5661

Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof intall, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263

HANDYMAN FOR ANY JOB plus kitchen & bath reno’s, flooring, drywall ... 604-505-4597

GARDEN ER, lawn & garden, mtce, pruning, hedge trimming, garden clean up.... 778-378-8911

604.568.TILE (8453)

★CNN Landscaping ★Weeding ★ yard maintenance ★ low rates Free est Nick 778-840-6573

PROFFESSIONAL YARD WORK 20 yrs,, Todd 604-351-3147

Certified Horticulturists Design • Planting • Maintenance Yard Clean-ups. Call Scott.

40% OFF ALL OVERSTOCK ITEMS FREE grout on all tile work

Chau Le Gardening Tree cutting & topping, shrubs, yard cleanup, trimming, hedging, 604-782-5288


Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107

Tile - Hardwood - Carpet - Vinyl

Cert. horticulturists 604-518-5661 Scott H. Design & Maintenance

PEAK Yard Maint & Powerwash Lawn Care, Hedge Trim, Window Cleaning. Doug • 604-837-9417

Total Landscaping Call 604-929-7732

* Level Tile & Flooring *

North Shore Lawn Cuts. ★Power washing ★Garbage removal ★Reas. rates. ★Dirt & mulch Deliveries Call Dave: 778-846-7974

##! %#! !$""

• Design & Consultation • Lawns & Hedges • Water Features • Patios & Pathways • Retaining Walls • Irrigation & Lighting

Floor Covering

Lawn & Garden

LANDSCAPE TO MAINT. All year nice garden Award of Excellence. 604-980-8237 or 603-2235

STL Contracting; Renovations Kitchens, Baths, Tiles, Painting, Drywall plus More! 604-626-1670



NORTH SHORE ARBORIST SERVICE. Exceptional work at low rates. 25 yr exp 604-721-4065

ON SITE Reno’s. Bathrooms remodelling. Mike 604-351-9316





North Shore Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-988-5294

Cedar Fences & Decks affordable rate. Not Like any other - artistic. Jeff 778-928-9201, 604-415-0920


Find an electrician under Home Services

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687


Creating Backyard Envy. For all your concrete needs. Chris 604-980-3232, 725-2812

Floor Refinishing

Windows & Gutter Cleaning

CARPET REPAIR, replace & restretching. Installation carpet, lino & laminate 604-313-9717

Chimney Services



Inside or out & around the house. Kitchen, bathrooms, tiles, painting & drywall and more. – No job too small –


Garden Services


A. A. Allwest Garden Service Lawn maint, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988


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Sun Decks

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Braking News

Brendan McAleer

Zombies still not dead after car crash

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

THE Mazda MX-5, the benchmark for fun-to-drive roadsters, is built and priced to bring owners maximum happiness with minimal regret. It is available at Morrey Mazda in the Northshore Auto Mall.

retractable hard top arrived in 2007, Mazda made it an option across the range so that owners had their choice of trim level and roof — a loaded GT was still $34,500 and the hard top added $2,200. Today, the hard top is standard on the GT, optional on the mid-level GS, and unavailable for the base GX — and that GT model sells for a heady $39,995. At $40,000 the MX-5 GT isn’t quite as satisfying to own as it once was, but we’re not complaining. Even if there were more direct competitors in the market, the MX-5 would still beat them all. Design The MX-5 received a facelift last year, gaining a revised front end with new headlamps and a larger grille similar to that found on newer Mazda vehicles, as well as new side skirts, rear bumper and tail lights. The designers have done a great

Zombies crash car in Portland Being a police officer has its moments, I’m sure, but occasionally you’ve just got to deal with the weird stuff. Sometimes that means the undead show up. Okay, so it wasn’t really the undead, just a group of people dressed up for a party who had the misfortune to roll their car on the I-84 in Portland, Ore. But pity the poor officer who was first on the scene, running up to the window of the flipped car and peering inside to ask, “Is everyone all right in th—argh! Zombies!” Luckily, no one was seriously injured in the crash, although all the fake blood and torn clothes had ambulance attendants worried that the car’s occupants were worse off than they actually were. No word as to the cause of the crash, as there were no other vehicles involved, but perhaps the driver was distracted by a billboard showing Bill Gates with his big, juicy, delicious braaiiiiiinnn. NHSTA says driver error caused majority of Toyota crashes The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration is an independent body that

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2010 Mazda MX-5

MX-5 a zoom with a view

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Columnist DAVID CHAO reviews the 2010 Toyota 4Runner next week in REV

Honda retired the aging S2000 last fall, and the disappointing Chrysler Crossfire, Pontiac Solstice, and Saturn Skye roadsters are long gone. In the $30,000 range there’s the Ford Mustang, Mini Cooper, Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder and Volkswagen’s Eos and New Beetle convertibles, all of which are four-seat vehicles. If you want a twoseater there’s the BMW Z4, Infiniti G37, Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, Nissan 370Z and Porsche Boxster convertibles . . . but none of those can be considered “affordable.” So it’s a very good thing that we have the Mazda MX-5. Now in its 21st year and third generation, the MX-5 is the best-selling roadster in history, with well over one million units produced since

Behind The Wheel David Chao

1989. It’s the benchmark for a fun-to-drive roadster — the aforementioned Chrysler and GM products all fell short when held up next to it — and, with the optional hard-top roof, is capable of taking on more-expensive counterparts at a fraction of their prices. There are, in short, few cars as satisfying to own and drive as an MX-5 — and there’s an excellent reason for that. Mazda is considered by many to be the most

performance-oriented Japanese automaker, because its vehicles tend to emphasize driving prowess over ride quality. However, it’s more accurate to say that Mazda is the “sportiest” of automakers, favouring sharp handling and quick reflexes over big, powerful engines. This is what the “Zoom Zoom” philosophy is all about, and no car embodies that better than the MX-5. As a result, the little roadster is a joy to drive whether you’re heading to the office or to the cottage. It’s designed, built and priced with the sole purpose of bringing owners maximum happiness and minimal regret. And in 21 years, Mazda has never lost sight of that simple goal. There’s really only one thing to be concerned about with the 2010 MX-5, and that’s the pricing strategy. When Mazda introduced the current model in 2006, it maxed out at $34,500. When the fantastic, power-

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Sharp steering, balance make MX-5 fun to drive From page 41

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job, keeping the smooth and rounded shape while lessening the pill-shaped profile of the 2008 model. The manual-folding top remains a strength of the MX-5. It’s exceptionally easy to raise and lower, and does away with the annoying tonneau cover. When the top is down, it folds in on itself quite stylishly, looking very finished and minimizing drag. The power hardtop looks great when stowed, folding in on itself to give the car a clean and finished appearance, but the unusual bulge of the rear deck (a necessity to fit the roof) looks a bit odd both when the roof is raised and lowered. If top-up style is important to you, the cloth roof might be more desirable. There’s nothing too fancy about the cockpit, which wraps around you the way a roadster should. GX and GS models feature a plain, black interior, while the GT can be had with a choice of black, beige, or brown leather. Overall, it’s a pleasing interior that’s simple, straightforward, and well executed. Performance Every MX-5 comes with a 2.0-litre inlinefour generating 167 horsepower and 140 foot-pounds of torque, attached to a fivespeed (GX) or six-speed manual transmission (a six-speed automatic is optional across the line). The engine is just right for this car — it’s as happy to cruise as it is to accelerate. As with most Mazda transmissions, the sixspeed manual is absolutely fantastic. It’s quick and accurate, with a nice, light clutch that

invites gear changes. With excellent steering and balanced weight distribution, handling is exceptional. The speed-sensitive steering is sharp, but not so much that it’s awkward to drive — this is a truly fun-to-drive car. Interestingly, the extra weight added by the power-retractable hardtop improves the balance, adding weight just aft of the car’s centre. Whereas the GX is more relaxed, the GS and GT add a limited-slip differential, dynamic stability control with traction control, front strut tower bar and a sport suspension. Drivers looking to toss the MX-5 around should definitely opt for one of the upper trims. As you would expect in a roadster, ride quality is quite stiff and solid. Still, the MX-5 remains surprisingly comfortable to drive over long periods of time, and is a decent car for the daily commute. Environment The dash is simple and functional — dials and buttons are big, easy to find, and offer good tactile feel. The steering-mounted audio controls seem a bit superfluous, considering that the dashboard is so close, but prevent drivers from having to hunt for buttons. Storage space is as good as it’s going to get in a roadster, with the usual spaces in the glove box, centre console, and behind the seats, as well as four cupholders. The trunk is impressive in that it will just fit a set of golf clubs, but it’s still a tight fit for larger luggage. There’s no question that the hardtop MX5 is quieter and feels sturdier than the soft-top

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version; it feels just like a regular coupe until you throw the latch and press the button to lower the lid. The hardtop’s operation is flawless, but it takes about 12 seconds to raise and lower the top — about twice the time that the soft top requires. Also, the excellent storage bins behind the seats are lost, though that’s an acceptable trade off. Features A bare-bones GX model starts at $28,995, and the only option (aside from an automatic transmission) is air conditioning. The $33,495 GS offers the choice of a soft top or the $2,295 hard top, and the $39,995 GT comes with everything. Standard features on the mid-level GS include ABS, automatic A/C, four-speaker CD/MP3 stereo, cruise control, tilt steering, remote keyless entry, limited-slip differential, Dynamic Stability Control with traction control, front strut tower bar, sport suspension and front/side airbags. The top-end GT adds Xenon headlamps, leather interior accents, BOSE seven-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, keyless entry and

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THE Mini Convertible Cooper is the closest you can get to the Mazda MX-5 in terms of price and fun-to-drive performance.

with 118 h.p. and 114 foot-pounds of torque, or a turbocharged version pushing 172 h.p. and 177 footpounds of torque, or 208 h.p. and 192 foot-pounds of torque. Take out the rear seat (which barely holds two children, let alone adults), and the Mini is the closest you can get to an MX-5 in terms of price and fun-todrive performance. Volkswagen Eos Starting at $36,575, the Eos is powered by a 2.0-litre inline-four with 200 h.p. and 207 foot-pounds of torque. Alternatively, you can get

a New Beetle Convertible for $29,175 with a 2.5-litre inline-four generating 150 h.p. and 170 foot-pounds of torque.

The Eos’s hard-top roof is an impressive feat of engineering, giving the stylish convertible an air of sophistication and class.

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unique style and even made the 2001 Car and Driver Ten Best List. By 2008, it was the IIHS’s Most Dangerous Small Car in America. Quite simply, the PT Cruiser should have been re-engineered twice by now, keeping it fresh and keeping it competitive. As it stands, it coulda been a contender, but now it wouldn’t voom if you put ten million volts through it.

“Just another hypercar for the mega-rich.” Well, you’d only be half-right, as the 918 is actually a hybrid. With two electric motors producing 218 additional h.p., the Spyder does 0-100 km/h in a scant 3.2 seconds, and but only consumes 3 litres/100 kilometres. So, faster than a Ferrari, less thirsty than a Prius, what’s not to like? Will you be able to get one? Well, no, unless you’re currently reading this newspaper whilst wearing diamond-encrusted underpants and seated on your own personal elephant butler. The cost is reported to be a staggering $660,000, making this the most expensive Porsche ever built. Um . . . you’ll save on fuel bills? GM to let you build your # own Corvette Plenty of companies will let you customize your car. ## Just head over to the Porsche website and spend a happy hour designing your own personal 911 — and watch the price of the car double due to the options list. Here’s a new 9'=' 45$.5 one though: General Motors will actually let you build your &27SI,4O BG>,>SG>K@ ),4I &27SI,4O &7GSO 8O,4O B7<A own Corvette. 00 W 0 ;O7 A3I W V Well, not the whole thing M<7 M<7 A3I4 A3I4 obviously. The last thing GM W+ 4OS27G3" QO;<4G3- L-TLV DO,4O 7,3O'> BG>,>SO &7GSO WP/L++ Q<%> ;,"AO>3B7<A WTH/PE+ needs is a bunch of potential =>SD2QO4 M7OGKI3 U &(=- !,$O4 O$37,customers wandering around the assembly line floor and 7':' 0A=; /A4 accidentally getting welded into 5( 1/)'4 +!/#0. =1233 -2? &,/1 8%9."2* a Malibu’s door panel. What B<7 (#).O92G;;OQ A<QOD4! 8/+A? (7:,''' the General is letting enthusiast customers do is build the beating heart of their firebreathing ‘Vette: a thumping 9'=' 45$.5 @!"B> V-8. &27SI,4O BG>,>SG>K@ ),4I &27SI,4O &7GSO 8O,4O B7<A Personally, I’m a little 00 0 W W V ;O7 A3I nervous about sitting in M<7 M<7 A3I4 A3I4 this rickety Ikea chair I put '> BG>,>SO &7GSO W+ 4OS27G3" QO;<4G3- L-TLV DO,4O 7,3Otogether, let alone having to B7<A WTF/PE+ WP/N++ Q<%> ;,"AO>3=>SD2QO4 M7OGKI3 U &(=- !,$O4 O$37,rely on a car that I’d been allowed to build. However, 5( 1/)'4 +!/#0. the production line for the 7':' 0A=; /A4 &,/1 8%7."2* =1233 -2? Z06 and ZR-1 Corvettes ! B<7 (#).O92G;;OQ A<QOD4 "6A? (7:,''' already has a single technician building their engines from bare aluminium block up, so it lends itself well to having a new 9'=' 45$.5 owner involved in the process. The totally-unimaginatively&27SI,4O BG>,>SG>K@ ),4I &27SI,4O &7GSO 8O,4O B7<A named “Corvette Engine Build 00 0 W W V ;O7 A3I Experience” will cost around M<7 M<7 A3I4 A3I4 six grand, not including having '> BG>,>SO &7GSO W+ 4OS27G3" QO;<4G3- L-TLV DO,4O 7,3Oto fly to Detroit, and is the B7<A WRR/+E+ WN/+++ Q<%> ;,"AO>3=>SD2QO4 M7OGKI3 U &(=- !,$O4 O$37,cleverest way to save on labour I’ve ever seen. 7':' $&.A/A?>% 6A<9-3A 242?+ -2/2+2)= 1"=; Bugatti vs. Shelby Supercars: 5( 1/)'4 +!/#0. 7':' 49//A? "@ -2/2+92/ 032-5 0""5)= @8A3*A@@9-9A/; 6A<9-3A Who builds the fastest car in 9/ 9;= -32=="" 0A=; ?A;29/A+ 6238A 242?+ # -"1!2-; -2?! &,/1 8%7.32* the world? Spoiler alert: it’s Bugatti. Once again, the mighty Bugatti Veyron sits atop its Recaro throne as the fastest 9'=' >B<2;>E production car money can buy, with a new Super Sport version &27SI,4O BG>,>SG>K@ 8O,4O B7<A ),4I &27SI,4O &7GSO having dashed off a 430 km/h 0;O7 A3I 00 W W V run. That’s fast, even for a car M<7 M<7 A3I4 A3I4 with a 16-litre engine and four W+ 4OS27G3" QO;<4G3- L-TLV DO,4O 7,3O'> BG>,>SO &7GSO turbochargers. WP/EHL Q<%> ;,"AO>3B7<A WRL/TNL =>SD2QO4 M7OGKI3 U &(=- !,$O4 O$37,By comparison the previous champ, Shelby Supercars’ 5(-$6 1/)'4 +!/#0. &,/1 8"6.62* Ultimate Aero TT, only went RD 412 km/h, which is, you know, only slightly faster than +# a Honda Civic can go. If you drop one out of an airplane. EXPERIENCE EMOTION IN MOTION AT YOUR BRITISH COLUMBIA MAZDA DEALER. Now, of course, Shelby 8<@<> &";B 6"/56 .E56EB "B 45$.5*/5 C"B /"4!6E>E .E>5<6@* $""4-$""4* C"BE8EB* is rattling the sabre and predicting a return to AUTO MALL 604.984.9211 :*58''&# 5*1(* 6 RLEL C-NORTHSHORE !7,>4 ),>,Q, ?%" 6 RL+.FRF.THHH



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