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SWEEPING changes being proposed for B.C.’s Family Relations Act will change the way separating couples are dealt with under the law. The changes — the first in more than 30 years — aim to make the court process less adversarial and deal with modern-day realities such as common-law and samesex couples and children born through reproductive technology including surrogates and donors. “It’s very modern and a very big step forward,” said Patricia Bond, a North Vancouver lawyer who has specialized in family law for the past 20 years. “On balance, most of it is very good.” One aim of the changes is to encourage divorcing couples to reach agreements through mediation and other out-ofcourt options, said Nicole Garton-Jones, a lawyer who works on mediating family law cases in West Vancouver. It also brings the law into step with social reality, she said. With 41 per cent of B.C. marriages ending in divorce, the changes being proposed to the Family Relations Act will affect a huge segment of the population. See Property page 3

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WV’s pilot housing program down to 1 James Weldon

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WEST Vancouver’s much-touted housing pilot program has run into a setback after one of the two final participating families withdrew over concerns the program was fraught with uncertainty. Rick Gruneau and Shelley Bentley pulled their proposal to build a small retirement house on their Whytecliff property in July after three of seven councillors voted against a bylaw amendment that

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Friday, August 6, 2010 - North Shore News - A3

Wicked weed hurts W. Van youth

Summer gardening chore leaves arm full of scars 1 month later Jennifer Luther

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SEUMAS Bates was just trying to do his mother a favour, but soon after clearing underbrush at the rear of their West Vancouver home, sap coated his arms and the kind deed turned nasty.

The next day, the 14-year-old Sentinel secondary student woke up with red spots on his skin. “I thought at first it was a reaction to food or something,” he said. What started out as minor, soon became worrisome. The next day the splotches reddened, and after two days they became large blisters of yellow puss, some three inches high. “It felt something like a chemical burn,” Seumas explained, “it was very painful. The pain seemed to get worse and worse throughout the day.” The culprit behind Seumas’s injuries was later identified as hogweed, a plant growing in the family’s British Properties backyard. Hogweed is usually relatively easy to identify, growing up to five metres tall, with dark green leaves and clustered heads of white flowers. The plant that injured Seumas, however, was a smaller, less mature plant. Nevertheless, it still carried the weed’s noxious properties. “It was actually very short, maybe ankle height. Not very tall at all. I didn’t think much of it. I thought it was a plant that we call in Britain cow parsley.” Seumas’s mother, Stephanie Marian, was the one who identified the hogweed. “I had done some research and gone on the Internet . . . so I put two and two together. I realized that maybe he had been in contact with something, and I went down to look.” Even when not fully mature, hogweed’s hollow stalks with purple spots can be a dead giveaway. Sadly, these stalks are also often picked up by children and used as telescopes and swords. When sap gets in contact with the eye, it can cause permanent blindness. Because of their sometimes dangerous properties, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have set up a website called weedinfo.ca where the public can upload pictures and have weeds identified by experts. The Invasive Plant Council of B.C. has a phone line where residents can report suspicious weeds at 1-888WEEDSBC. More information on invasive plants can be found at www.invasiveplantcouncilbc.ca. Residents in Toronto, where there has been a rash of hogweed sightings this summer, have been encouraged to take care in removing plants. Eye and hand protection is especially important, but if in doubt, hiring a lawn care professional is advisable. If untreated, hogweed burns can become black and cause permanent scars. Seumas found a North Shore homeopath, Susan Drury, who had experience with his unique injuries. Drury herself had suffered hogweed burns while travelling in Ireland a few years ago, and ended up in the hospital. “She was absolutely fantastic,” said Seumas’s mother. Drury was able to match Seumas’s symptoms with homeopathic remedies, which greatly reduced his pain. Seumas has been doing well. “The sensitivity has actually dulled on the scars,” he said, a month after the incident. “It doesn’t hurt anymore.” He is optimistic about his recovery, “I think the scars will disappear eventually.”

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SEAMAS Bates with one of the hogweed plants growing in his British Properties backyard. While clearing the underbrush, Seamas came in contact with the plant’s caustic sap. One month later he is still bearing the scars.

Property division laws could change

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The provincial act governs both division of property and child custody issues between divorcing couples. According to the province, about one-quarter of all court cases filed in both B.C. Supreme and provincial court currently are family cases — making up about 26,000 cases annually. One of the biggest changes being contemplated is that common-law couples who live together for two years will now be treated the same as married couples when it comes to dividing assets after a relationship ends. Many couples who live together currently assume they are subject to the same rules as married couples in the event they split up. But “that’s just not the case,” said Bond. Currently

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common-law spouses have a much more difficult time asserting any rights to “family” property when a couple splits up. Given the large number of couples who don’t get formally married that’s “a huge anomaly in the law,” said Garton-Jones. “People are shocked when they come in and find there’s no statutory entitlement (to property).” Under the new law, both types of couples will be treated the same way. On the other hand, said Bond, couples who live together and don’t wish to see assets acquired during the relationship up for grabs by their partners would have to sign an agreement specifically stating that. One of the other biggest changes, said Bond, is the way property would be split when couples break up.

Currently, anything that has been used by the family as a whole during the marriage is divided between spouses when they separate — even if it was paid for by one of the spouses or their extended family. Under the new rules, however, everything owned by the spouses prior to and after marriage and any inheritances and gifts made specifically to one partner during the marriage will not be considered family assets. When it comes to thorny issues of child custody, what’s in the child’s best interests will be the sole consideration. The court will also have the power to appoint special “parenting coordinators” to work out day-to-day issues between high-conflict couples. The new proposed rules also touch on some decidedly modern family arrangements, involving reproductive technology, surrogates and donors.

Under the rules, for instance, it would be possible for children to have more than two legal parents, if parties in certain circumstances agree to that. “That is unprecedented,” said Garton-Jones. “There’s nothing like it in Canada.” Both lawyers said they do have concerns about some of the proposed changes. For instance, restraining orders against ex-spouses may be more difficult to enforce under the proposed new rules, said Bond. Garton-Jones pointed to spousal support that is binding upon an ex’s estate after death as being another large change with potentially worrying consequences. The public has until Oct. 8 to comment on the proposed changes. It’s anticipated that the changes could take effect next year.

others to submit proposals for coach houses and other small, alternative residence types that would normally not be allowed under the Official Community Plan; invite council to choose up to three; make a special exemption to allow them to be built and then see how the prototypes fare. If the experiment goes well, the municipality would likely look at changing the rules to allow one or more of the housing types to be more widely built. In September last year, the municipality issued a call for expressions of interest, and 17 proposals were submitted by the Oct. 20 deadline. The working group (reconvened under a different name) asked seven to submit more detailed plans and later selected four of those they felt were the most promising. Those four were forwarded to municipal staff, who then cut the list down further to two due to time constraints. At a December council meeting, the mayor and all five councillors present voted unanimously to select the two proposals officially as pilot projects, and directed staff to “(work) with proponents . . . to initiate required development applications.” They also voted to ask staff when the other two of the top four might be undertaken. One of the two selected projects, at 2614 Ottawa Ave., called for the construction of a 1,000-square-foot infill home in the existing house’s backyard. The other was Gruneau and Bentley’s on Hycroft Road. The couple had enlisted the help of renowned architect Barry Downs — who also happened to be a neighbour — to design a modern, 1,500-square-foot house that would be built on an undersized remnant lot next to their residence, as an alternative to creating one big house. Gruneau, 62, a professor at SFU, and Bentley, a lawyer, planned to retire to the new house and sell their larger residence, raising funds and simplifying their lives at the same time. At first, things seemed to go well. The people in the planning department were enthusiastic about the project, Gruneau said, and when the couple talked to their neighbours they all appeared to be on board as well. “I think we were probably a bit naïve in our excitement,” said Gruneau. “We just assumed that what being picked as a pilot project meant was that the building was going to get built.” Things soon started to get complicated. Early this year, a neighbour who initially supported the idea changed his mind and said he hadn’t See Council page 5


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smoke on the Two sentenced for gun thefts There’s water, fire in the air

Plot to rob widow unravels Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

ONE man was sent to jail while another was sentenced to house arrest recently for their roles in stealing hunting rifles from an elderly widow’s home in West Vancouver in order to try to sell them.

Sepand Shakiba, 19, and Ian Vodnak, 20, both appeared in North Vancouver court July 22 before Judge Carol Baird Ellan after pleading guilty to gun offences and possessing stolen property. The two men hatched a plot to steal and sell the guns a year ago, after a widow whose husband had recently died called a local sporting goods store to discuss selling her late husband’s large collection of rifles. Shortly after, on the morning of July 2, 2009, Shakiba broke into the home and stole the guns. Shakiba then met Vodnak at

a nearby vacant lot where the two men unloaded two bags of guns from a truck and hid them in some nearby bushes. A construction worker later found one of the bags and called police, who arrived and took it away. A short time later, however, a neighbour in a nearby apartment building observed Vodnak return for the second bag of guns. While Vodnak was still on the lot with the guns, that person called police. When they realized what had happened, Shakiba made two false 9-1-1 calls to try to get police away from the area.

Baird Ellan handed Shakiba an 18-month conditional sentence with six months’ house arrest, plus two years of probation. The judge sentenced Vodnak to six months in jail, despite his more minimal role in the heist, because of his criminal record, which includes a robbery conviction where he used a baseball bat in 2008. Vodnak was still on probation for that crime when he got involved in the rifle heist. He also received three years’ probation. The Crown dropped charges against a third man.

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been adequately consulted and began to oppose the development energetically, said Gruneau. “He got really aggressive about it and said he wrote to council and said he was going to sue them,” said Gruneau. “The act of him starting to complain seemed to shift the ground under our feet. . . . We were having to spend more money to get together with professionals to deal with his concerns, to re-site the house, to shift it and so on.” That rattled others involved too, he said. “It was occurring to me that people were starting to talk like, ‘Well, wait a minute. This isn’t a done deal,’” said Gruneau. “We started getting more and more nervous and more and more frustrated.” In its call for expressions of interest, the municipality said the successful proponents would “be required to sign a memorandum of understanding with the district regarding implementation of the pilot project, including expectations for public engagement, and required development approvals.” That, said Gruneau, never happened. “We had a draft, but it never got completed,” he said. “We had this feeling people were making up what was going to be involved as they were going along.” The couple continued with the process until June, when they attended a council meeting. Up for debate was a bylaw amendment that would allow council, when certain strict conditions were met, to allow developments other than single-family homes in single-family neighbourhoods. The change was vital to the whole program, and it only just passed first reading 4-3. Gruneau and Bentley were stunned. They could not believe that eight months after approving the program in principal — and inviting homeowners to get so far into the process — three of seven councillors balked at making the change that would make the program possible in practice. “Three councillors start talking like they’ve never even read the working group report,” said Gruneau. “I was so frustrated and angry, I thought the top of my head was going to blow off. I felt we had been led down the garden path.” After squeaking through first reading and passing through a contentious public hearing, the amendment came back for second and third reading in early July, ultimately passing 6-1. It was eventually adopted unanimously. But that first close call was too much for Gruneau and Bentley. After talking it over for a few days, they decided to cut their losses and drop out of the program. Mayor Pam Goldsmith-Jones wrote to the couple, urging them to reconsider, said Gruneau. But while he appreciates the gesture, he feels it is not enough to put their minds at ease. “The fact of the matter is, however supportive she is, she’s not in

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ITH predictions the printed word is going the way of the dodo, it’s heartening to read that the public library in our small corner of the world is in fact booming. Recently, the District of North Vancouver library reported a surge of new readers — expanding from 72,000 to 100,000 in 2009 — who borrowed almost two million books from the library’s various branches. The library has also increased the number of books on its shelves by over 7,000. That’s something to celebrate. For most people, “summer reading” at the cabin still translates into a good book. For the young, reading books is a sensory experience that plugs into how we learn about the world. Not that libraries aren’t keeping

up with the times — they are. West Vancouver library patrons are now able to borrow their books electronically on a Kindle, while District of North Vancouver patrons can also read other readers’ reviews online. The technology may be changing but the function of the public library remains deeply important. In a world where knowledge and connectivity are valued, the library is still a great equalizer — where anyone can go to read the daily papers, rent a movie or browse the Internet. Increasingly, libraries are doing their work against a backdrop of provincial funding cuts and already squeezed municipal coffers. That they are managing to not only survive but offer more to the public is good summer reading indeed.

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“This will only take a minute,” said the pert Asian woman as she seized me by my metaphorical lapels. Right: Sixty seconds later I was $15 poorer. This occurred at a sidewalk sale near Capilano Mall’s food court. The woman expertly sized me up as an easy mark. In a trice, a very small amount of time, she was rubbing a dark substance on my hand — mud soap made from Israel’s Dead Sea. “It cleans more than other soaps and helps with sunburn,” she said. Why the Dead Sea should disgorge mud of special properties was and remains a mystery to me. A further mystery is how my feet carried me to the cash drawer. I don’t recall moving them. “That’ll be $20,” said Supersaleswoman, able to leap tall buyers’ resistance at a single bound, “but for seniors it’s $15.” Gee, I didn’t think it showed. It was worth $15 to watch

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Trevor Lautens a really slick operator at work. Not that I’ll be back. ••• West Van town hall’s proposal for a massive sevenstorey old folks’ home on the Wetmore site is surely headed for one hell of a fight. Residents of the pleasant houses across from the tiny park beside the site would yearn for the days when the Wetmore Volkswagen dealership was their only obstacle to sun and sea. The proposed edifice will nibble away at the park too — named John Richardson

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Park, who knew? The deal is for a 125-year lease. That’s essentially selling the land (and at a price sure to be seen as glass beads in years to come). By 2135 even Coun. Bill Soprovich could be weary of topping the polls and safely retired. Bob Sokol, West Vancouver’s director of planning, lands and permits, concedes that there is “some concern about the height of the building.” Yeah, there would be that. Town hall is collaborating in the old developers’ game of proposing the outrageous, retreating to the objectionable, and with the fall-back plan that they hide all along — probably a four-storey complex. “See, we listened to the public.” ••• The City of North Vancouver has let loose a grandiose plan to build new cultural edifices with money it hasn’t got. I didn’t think the summer has been that hot. Unless there’s another explanation for the lunacy.

Actually, there’s a lot of it going around. There’s the Vancouver Art Gallery’s determination to quit its Georgia Street quarters for new digs across from the post office costing $350 million. Predictably, the “art community” rapturously supports this folly. “Communities” are always behind projects paid for by taxpayers. The VAG pleads it has no room to display 10,000 paintings in its crowded vaults. I challenge it to refute this: At least 9,000 aren’t worth showing. That’s why only the spiders see them. The truth is that art galleries are in show biz and desperate for money. We are so spoiled, certainly in “world-class” Vancouver and “centre of the world” Toronto, that only the artistic equivalent of a basesloaded home run in the last inning of the World Series is a draw. Merely competent or even very good paintings don’t cut it. Curators exist to package

paintings of themes or eras (Old Masters, impressionists, Group of Seven, American realists etc.) and export them, sprinkled with a few famous works that can be hyped. Leonardo da Vinci’s doodles are a sure sell anywhere. Back to the city’s fantasies. Under the clever head North Van Seeks Cultural Revolution, Benjamin Alldritt reports in this paper that the three occupants of “the elderly and quirky Presentation House complex” would get new, separate quarters. Cost: at least $43.5 million. The turn head, as we say in the newspaper biz, smartly lets the air out of this balloon: City Does not Have the Money for Plan’s Costs. City finance director Isabel Gordon acknowledges that it will “take a very long time to save up” for these entities. Extra, extra, read all about it! Governments are broke. Taxpayers are hammered. Personal debt is a mountain. We’ve lived beyond our means for decades. Make do!

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Oil spills change the landscape, Town Hall Meeting on the ground – and politically

THIS year’s bad timing award has to go to Enbridge Inc., the latest oil company to become enmeshed in a public relations nightmare caused by a leak in one of its pipelines.

I wrote in this space a couple of months back that Enbridge’s bid for approval of its northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta to Kitimat would be a hard sell, from both political and environmental perspectives. That hard sell has now become near impossible, as public outrage over the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and now Enbridge’s own spill in Michigan may be sounding the death knell of Enbridge’s plans. While its Gateway pipeline will still go through a federal environmental process, it’s almost impossible to believe the Harper government will give the final go-ahead. While there is some local support for the project, based on its job creation potential, the opposition is more organized and vocal. First Nations firmly oppose the pipeline, and the Michigan spill will heighten concerns about the same thing happening in this province. Enbridge has been criticized for its inadequate response to the spill of 3.1 million litres of oil into the Kalamazoo River,

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creating a 50-kilometre slick that threatens to drift into Lake Michigan. As well, it has been accused of ignoring concerns that its pipeline had seriously deteriorated. Not exactly the kind of publicity Enbridge needs as its pushes to build another such pipeline here. The spill in Michigan took place in a populated area that is relatively easy to get to for cleanup. But the proposed northern pipeline runs through remote, pristine wilderness where access is anything but easy, thus presenting a nightmarish scenario of a similar leak occurring in a place where a clean-up response may almost be impossible. But before all the antiGateway folks get too excited, remember this: Alberta’s dirty tar sands oil will still be shipped to Asia (notably China) and that means potentially even more oil being loaded and

shipped out of Vancouver. That could translate into even more tanker traffic through Burrard Inlet and the Juan de Fuca Strait. Tankers have been plying those waters for decades, and traffic is already up significantly the past few years. For now, the tankers have carried oil from the Kinder Morgan pipeline that extends from Alberta to Burnaby. One of the trickiest parts of the ocean voyage occurs early on: navigating through the Second Narrows in Burrard Inlet, which is just 121 metres wide and not very deep. The BP oil spill understandably has everyone concerned about oil drilling and has revived awful memories of the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska. Many people have called for a ban on tanker traffic, period. But those who want to kill all the pipelines and beach all the oil tankers are ignoring an essential part of the picture — we depend on oil for our state of living. To think otherwise is to ignore reality. That’s not to say we shouldn’t try to wean ourselves off of oil dependence, but that will take many, many years and require a huge shift in our social behaviour. There is a hypocritical streak embedded in many of the moral arguments against oil usage. (For example, how many people who attend anti-

oil protests take diesel-burning transit or gas-fuelled cars to get there?) The Alberta oil sands are an enormous financial investment for the companies involved up there. They are not going to walk away because a pipeline doesn’t get built to Kitimat. Rather, the dirty oil will find a way out of the province — and that still means cutting through B.C.— either through the existing pipeline or, more likely, via tanker rail cars, and likely into the Burnaby refinery. And that will mean more tankers cruising past Vancouver, the supposedly green capital of Canada. Kitimat’s loss is not necessarily Vancouver’s gain. Oil spills do happen. Let’s just hope and pray one doesn’t occur if a tanker runs aground or collides with something in Burrard Inlet or out in the waters surrounding the Gulf Islands. If it does, we’ll have a tough time continuing to brag about being the “best place on Earth.” Oil-soaked beaches along Stanley Park aren’t exactly the kind of image that goes with that claim. KBaldrey@globaltv.com Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.

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Dear Editor: Regarding smoking bylaws: I think Mayor Darrell Mussatto was right when he said, “Are you just pushing the problem somewhere else? Is it better to manage it in a different way?” This problem started to be addressed in the late 1990s. Basically it was being shepherded by the WCB. Their tack was that server workers should not be exposed to second-hand smoke. Smoking and non-smoking sections started appearing, and once the public saw that an administrative organization could wield more power than elected officials, the move was on for others to keep changing the rules. It became a political issue that grew to the point of singleminded mania. The rules changed with every passing year and then one came along which worked way too well. Bars and clubs were forced to install expensive filtration systems into separate smoking rooms and they worked so well that air-quality tests inside most of them proved to be better than the outdoor air. Problem solved, right? Most bar owners who spent hundreds of thousand of dollars creating these rooms thought so. No such luck! The rules were changed again, and this time all the smokers were pushed outside. Now they were on patios, most of which were specially created for the smoking customers. Now all the smoke normally filtered out inside special rooms was allowed to waft up to residents in condos and escape to passersby. Additionally

all the cigarette butts were littering the streets creating quite an unsightly mess. The problem was again pushed to an area to create more complaints. Again it was another political issue drawing many onto the bandwagon. The special patios were now being usurped by non-smokers and more complaints kept coming in. Most people who complain about smokers also applaud all the veterans that march in parades. Most of these veterans were issued free cigarettes by the government of Canada and they became addicted. They fought for our freedoms, are applauded for their efforts, and their addiction is treated with disdain. Most people don’t even know them or what they went through. Yet the politics will not allow them any space on this planet. Yes, Darrell Mussatto, you are correct. We are pushing the problem further and further away from the best solution already addressed. Can you ever imagine fighting for freedom, coming home, being respected for your efforts — and shot on sight for smoking. It is high time that thinking human beings stop pushing our elderly veterans into the ashcan. Thinking human beings have already created a space for them. And it’s not a cemetery. Smoking is not a good habit. Agreed! But we have pushed the problem into everybody’s noses. It was by design. The smoking rooms worked too well and bio-robots took it too far. Leo Vanderbyl North Vancouver

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And, of course, he didn’t have a camera at hand for what would have been one of the most stunning photos of his outstanding career. ••• Yurika Kimura will never perform again at West Vancouver’s Silk Purse. By common consent of a mesmerized audience, limp

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Brownies Abbey Gamache and Hannah Seaton enjoy the festivities.

A group heads for the finish line in a wild and wet wheelbarrow race. The Cedar Shadows Girl Guides held an Old Fashioned Sports Day at Princess Park in North Vancouver June 27. Families enjoyed piggyback, wheelbarrow and three-legged races, a host of other games and had a lunchtime barbecue. The girls were awarded ribbons and, despite the wet weather, a great time was had by all.

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IRISH singer/songwriter Declan de Barra will return to the final year of the Under the Volcano Festival, Sunday, Aug. 8, to perform tracks off his solo album Song of a Thousand Birds. De Barra’s first appearance at the festival was with his former band Clann Zu in 2004.

DECLAN DE BARRA TAKES THE STAGE AT UNDER THE VOLCANO

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■ Declan de Barra is one of more than 30 artists who will be performing live at the 20th annual Under the Volcano Festival, Sunday, Aug. 8 at Cates Park (Whey-ah-Wichen). Info: http:// volcano.resist.ca.

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IRISH musician Declan de Barra vividly remembers the first time he took the stage at North Vancouver’s Under the Volcano

festival in 2004.

“I was with the band Clann Zu at the time and I knew that was going to be our last show together,” he says. “I knew from those last notes on stage, that it was going to be the end of the band and I would be doing it for myself from then on.” This year — the noncorporate, volunteer-run festival’s 20th and final year running — de Barra will take the stage as an established solo artist, performing songs from his debut solo album, Song of a Thousand Birds.

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“I’m actually recording now and I wasn’t going to be doing more shows for the rest of year but I heard it was the last one and I couldn’t turn it down,” he says. “This is one of my favourite festivals that I ever got to play at.” And how times have changed since de Barra and the clan last graced the stage at the Under the Volcano Festival of Art & Social Change. In 2004, de Barra was wrapping up his career as lead singer for Clann Zu, an eclectic band that formed See Artist page 19

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High quality photographs she’s gathered from museums around the world depict artifacts that date as far back as 3,000 BC, she adds. The day will kick off with a contemporary fashion display by North Vancouver textile artist Fariba Mirzaie and an Iranian calligraphy demonstration by Saeed Zargari. Live performances will also be part of the festivities. A female trio known as the Chichaklar dance group will be presenting Iranian folk dance to the tune of Turkish melodies, while the Kereshmeh Ensemble will employ the use of traditional Persian instruments such as the tar and a version of the lute combined with percussion and singing. Persian tea and sweets will be provided. Price, who owns a publishing company that is releasing a series on Iran as well as Afghanistan and Iraq, hopes attendees will walk away having learnt something new about Persian culture. “I don’t know if they will be surprised but it basically will be refreshing. . . . They’ll be basically exposed to certain things that normally they would not be exposed to.”

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SOCIAL anthropologist Massoume Price will be discussing clothing and jewelry from ancient and medieval Iran at West Vancouver Museum tomorrow.

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The North Vancouver resident and owner of local business Hogan Wood began producing drying racks this year to provide homeowners with alternative ways of drying clothes. “It was basically my response to the environmental challenges that we face,” Hogan said. “I wanted to create a solution that would use our renewable resources and would also enable people to make a small step to change our behaviour.” At $150 each, the racks are produced in Lillooet and are made entirely from Douglas fir. The rack can hold up to four queen-sized bed sheets and can be mounted to either the ceiling or the wall. The rack is designed to rotate into an upper position to reduce the amount of space used. The drying rack’s versatility provides people living in condominiums with alternative ways of drying their clothes, Hogan said. According to Natural Resources Canada, dryers consume a total of 7.2 billion kilowatts of electricity per year. A 2010 Simon Fraser

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MILES Hogan’s new business is hoping to help people reduce their electricity consumption one drying rack at a time.

University report notes that one load of clothes in the dryer uses enough energy to toast 250 pieces of bread. For Hogan, the energy needed for one load of laundry is unnecessary and environmentally degrading when alternative, renewable resources like sun and wind can be used. “I remember being forced to use the dryer last year during the heat wave,” he said, “It’s totally insane and goes against everything we’re trying to achieve. We should be using the sun and wind to dry our clothes.” But strict leasing agreements and strata bylaws in many apartment buildings are proving a great challenge for Hogan’s newly launched drying rack. Many residences do not permit the use of drying racks on balconies but Hogan is pushing for a change in regulations to provide flexibility in the type of racks used. “We created an attractive, long-lasting product that can hopefully provide some middle ground for strata councils and landlords,” he said. “I’ve met so many people saying it’s a great idea so I’m hoping for some sort of compromise.” In 2009, the province of Ontario provided flexibility for apartment and condominium tenants by prohibiting bylaws or agreements that ban the use of clotheslines or drying racks. For more information, visit www. hoganwood.com.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to FASHION & STYLE

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NORTH Vancouver-based Catalyst Sport Massage is currently offering spa services including manicures, pedicures and massages on ferry routes between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay.

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FERRY travel will never be the same. You know how it usually goes: the snaking line-up for the Coastal Café, the search for unoccupied window seats, the dodging of small children who ricochet like ping pong balls around the passageways; it’s all part of it, and while it can be fun, it’s rarely relaxing. It is now. Earlier this year, North Vancouver-based Catalyst Sport Massage began offering spa services on the Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay ferry route. Available Thursday through Monday on the 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. sailings from Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, “C Spa” (located on Deck 6) is a comparatively tranquil escape from the rumpus on the lower passenger levels. “It is a bit of a different direction for us,” said Catalyst coowner Cindy Bonhage. She and partner Tania Thompson have been building their reputation as a mobile massage company, travelling to multi-day endurance events, like the BC Bike Race and the TransRockies Challenge, offering massage to athletes. It was during a conversation at last year’s BC Bike Race that the idea for C Spa was born. Bonhage and Thompson approached

B.C. Ferries with their idea and the company was receptive. Treatments are offered in two of four staterooms that weren’t getting much use on the Spirit-class vessels; so far, so successful. Passengers are lining up to get their nails done and backs massaged. The spa will continue to operate for the foreseeable future — in fact, Bonhage says demand is strong enough that C Spa could potentially take over more of the available space, and they would love to add services on other routes, like the Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo run. “I think the sky is the limit for the kinds of services we could offer,” she said. I decided on a pedicure during a recent trip to Victoria. During previous ferry trips, I had no idea the staterooms were even there. This time — after settling my own kids and hubby in a seating area furbished with flat-screen TVs — I navigated my way to the spa thanks to clever signage inviting “All hands on Deck 6.” Once there, I picked my shade (a soft and pretty peachy beige), sank back on the couch with a juicy tabloid magazine and dropped my feet into a bowl of warm water. See Spa page 18

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 to Aug. 25. The one-of-a-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. Half-price Sale: The thrift shop at Mount Seymour United Church, at 1200 Parkgate Ave. just off Mount Seymour Parkway, holds its half-price sale on Thursdays from 2 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 5, 12 and 19 (closed Aug. 26). New fall stock arrives Sept. 2. Reduce and ReUse Thrift Shop Fundraiser: St. Monica’s Church and the Western Residents Association operate a fundraising thrift shop the last Saturday of each month, noon to 4 p.m. at St. Monica Church Hall, 6404 Wellington Ave., West Vancouver. For more information call 604-921-1956. — Compiled by Layne Christensen Fashion File is a weekly column. Priority is given to North Shore events and organizations. If your business or charity is planning an event, send your information as early as possible to lchristensen@ nsnews.com.

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THE transfer from idea to image in the world of fashion flows through the hand of the illustrator. This interpretation of the mind’s eye to reality can be brought about through a variety of media and techniques. For those interested in fashion illustration Bethan Morris has updated and expanded her earlier publication with this latest release. She begins with the inspiration and discusses the importance of keeping track of them through sketchbooks, inspirational items, word associations and a variety of other approaches. Transforming thoughts into an image means having an understanding of the human form.

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From page 13

in Australia in 1999. The five-member band — known for their funky fusion of Celtic music, electronics, punk and rock — released two albums on Winnipeg-based label G7 Welcoming Committee Records and toured worldwide before splitting. For de Barra, the years with Clann Zu were fun ones. “We got on like a house on fire,” he says. But years into the traveling, touring, and performing, de Barra and the others needed a change and decided to split. And with the band’s end came a new solo musical adventure for the Irishman. “I picked up an instrument for the first time at the end of Clann Zu,” he remembers of the days after the band’s career ended. “I never really played anything but I learned how to play the guitar . . . . I just wanted to be able to be in a situation where I could get up and go and there was no one else I had to be responsible for.” Moving back to Ireland from Australia in 2002, de Barra threw himself into recording a solo album. And like many other artists in the industry, he relies heavily on the Internet to organize shows and promote his new music. “I wouldn’t exist without the Internet,” the active blogger and social networker says. “It’s got me playing music all around the world . . . and nobody really buys CDs anymore.” And it also found him love. “Yes. . . . I met my wife on Twitter last September,” he laughs. “We had a Twitter romance that went on while I was on tour . . . worked out fine, though. We ended up getting married.” “It was great. I definitely can’t knock the Internet,” he adds. A newly married man, de Barra keeps himself busy not just writing and recording music, but also with filmmaking and script writing. He’s drawn animations that have been featured at past international film festivals and has written scripts for numerous episodes of Funky Fables, a children’s series for Children’s BBC. “Writing’s handy because I can do that on tour when I’m bored out of my brain,” he says. “I’m a very non-rock ’n’ roll guy. No throwing TVs out of the window and snorting coke off of endangered animals.” “For me, it’s sitting in a hotel room by myself with a glass of sparkling water if I’m feeling wild and writing scripts for children’s television.” Next week, de Barra will take a break from the studio when he travels to British Columbia for the Under the Volcano Festival held Aug. 8. at Cates Park in North Vancouver. Joining de Barra in the festival’s final lineup are Canadian singer-songwriter Veda Hille, world music group Delhi 2 Dublin, Lady Ra and a discussion with renowned author Naomi Klein and award-winning journalist Arthur Manuel.

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THEATRE PresentationHouseTheatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets and info: 604-990-3474 or www. phtheatre.org.

Calvary Chapel You are invited to join us, Sunday Mornings at 10:00 Teaching through the Bible, verse to verse chapter to chapter Currently in the book of John Sunday - 10:00am 144 E. 22nd Street, North Vancouver • www.ccnorthvan.com 604.250.2368

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. — Compiled by Pamela Stone and Debbie Caldwell E-mail information for your North Shore event to listings@ nsnews.com.

Experience Matters

Colin Lake is now at Origin and brings over 20 years experience in mortgage financing.

604 312 9669 • Colinlake@origingroup.ca

Dundarave Village Farmer’s Market Public Parking across the lane from IGA

Every Saturday 9am - 3pm Local Produce, Baked Goods, Crafts, Plants & More

www.dundaravevillage.ca we are interested in hearing stories from all seniors

call 604 985 2131

or e-mail editor@nsnews.com

THE HURDAL

5km Summer Shuffle Walk ● Run

For Prostate Cancer Research & Support

Look for our flyer in today’s paper! Only in selected areas. See in store for complete details.

Sunday August 08, 2010

8:30 am Dundarave Park, 25th St. Pier, West Vancouver

Sign up or donate online at RunningPoster.com

S P O N S O R S

"(&')! %#&')$ Real Estate Team 604.786.6131 Prudential Sussex Realty

Sunday August 22, 2010 Ambleside Park, West Vancouver 8:30 am - 1:30 pm Walk, run or roll out to the 2.5 km walk or 5 km run. Invite friends, family and co-workers to enjoy a fun-filled morning that will include: • Live entertainment • Pancake breakfast, BBQ lunch and Starbucks coffee • Face painting, silent auction and more • CIBC Raffle Draw - Chance to win an iPad and more Registration - 8:30 am The walk starts at - 10:00 am Sign up to Walk, Volunteer or Sponsor a Walker www.kidney.ca/bcwalk or call (604) 537-0233


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AMERICAN

The Bakehouse in Dundarave

Memphis Blues Barbeque House

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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 www.memphisbluesbbq.com

AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant

LEGEND Bargain Fare ($5-8) $ Inexpensive ($9-12) $ $ Moderate ($13-15) $ $ $ Fine Dining ($15-25) $ $ $ $ Live Music Open Mic/Karaoke DJ Big Screen Sports

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WiFi

$$$

Best Little Schnitzel House in Town 71 Lonsdale Ave, N. Van. 604-980-4316

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

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

BRITISH The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar

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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

FinestYum-Yum Restaurant

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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

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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

Fatburger

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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 www.marinagrill.com

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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. 1995 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-904-4430 www.fatburger.com

Chez Michel

JAPANESE $$$

A West Vancouver Favorite for 25 years. Daily specials. 1373 Marine Dr. (2nd flr) W. Van. 604-926-4913

Kypriaki Taverna

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Pantry N.Vancouver invites you to join us anytime between 6am to 10pm,7 days.We are at Holiday Inn,North Vancouver.For reservation or carryout orders, please call us at 604-985-4477. Also follow us on Twitter at PantryNorthVan Located at the Holiday Inn, N. Van. 604-985-4477 www.thepantry.ca

FINE DINING The Observatory

$$$$

The Salmon House

$$$$

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: www.salmonhouse.com or call 604-926-3212

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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

INDIAN Handi Cuisine of India

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Reader’s Choice 2006 Winner offering Authentic Indian Cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner,7 days a week.Weekend buffet,ocean view,free delivery. 1340 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-5262 www.handi-restaurant.com

Palki Best Indian Cuisine $ $

Where one spicy sauce does not fit all. Readers’ Choice award winning restaurant for 5 years! Open for Lunch & Dinner. 116 East 15th St, N. Van. 604-986-7555 www.palkirestaurant.com

Indian Fusion Restaurant

FAMILY The Pantry North Vancouver

FRENCH

GREEK

CHINESE

EAT-IN/TAKE-OUT

BISTRO Le Bistro Chez Michel

Drop in on your way to Whistler for amazing Home Cooked Meals and Farmhouse Baking.Exit #10 off the Sea to Sky.Mon-Sat 8-4 Sun 10-4 2453 Marine Drive W. Van 604 925-3031

Neighbourhood Noodles House

BAR & GRILL Hurricane Grill

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Mountain Sushi

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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 www.mountainsushi.ca

MALAYSIAN Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine

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

PUB The Black Bear Pub

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Summer is here! Enjoy the hottest patio on the North Shore. 20 plus ice cold beers on tap, large wine selection, daily food & drink specials. Free parking.The best staff on the planet. Reserve your party [15-30 ppl] today, excluding Fridays. 1177 Lynn Valley Road, N. Van. 604.990.8880 www.blackbearpub.com

The Bridge Between Pub $ $

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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 www.indianfusiononline.com

“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

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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

Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub

$$

Village Tap House

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

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 info@villagetaphouse.com

SEAFOOD C-Lovers Fish & Chips

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The best fish & chips on the North Shore! Marine Dr. @ Pemberton, N. Van. 604-980-9993

The Fish House In Stanley Park

$$$

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

Montgomery’s Fish & Chips$

The fastest growing Fish & Chips on the North Shore. International Food Court, Lonsdale Quay Market 604-929-8416

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 www.thaipudpong.com


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All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The North Shore News will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration.

For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

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Obituaries

COLLWYN HOPKIN After a short illness and with his family by his side in Lions Gate Hospital, Collwyn found rest on Sunday, August 1. Survived by his loving wife, Elaine, four beloved children, Conway (Shari), Corin (Jen), Fenella (Richard), Leila (James) the grandchildren, Kayl, Collwyn, Dexter, William, Hillary, Luke and by his sister Kathleen and family in New Zealand. Born in Wellington, New Zealand January 20, 1928, he came to Canada in 1953 where he worked as a mechanical engineer for E&B Cowan (Montreal), Sandwells, HA Simons and Peter Hipp in Vancouver. For many years (sigh) he redesigned and rebuilt their home on Rockland Rd. Collwyn was an outdoor enthusiast. He climbed many of the local mountains literally with his family on his back. He was also a fervent supporter of all sports and was very proud of all of his children’s achievements. He enjoyed watching his children excel in sports, including swimming, soccer, basketball and rugby. A service in his memory will be held at North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave. on Saturday, August 14th at 10:00 am No flowers, please.

DALY, Sharon Helen January 13, 1950 - July 24,2010 Sharon passed away peacefully on July 24th, 2010 with family by her side at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, B.C. Beloved mother to Jennifer Elizabeth and Catherine Margaret, wife to Bill Hughes, sister to Darleen (Eldon), Carolynn (Ivan), Barbara (Ross) daughter in law to Bill and Mary, sister in law to Brad, and extended family. Sharon was predeceased by her parents Evelyn and Alvin Daly. Sharon’s passions were her girls, her flowers, her extended family, cooking, music, reading, and her puppy Maggie May. Sharon loved her home, spending many hours on her decks, enjoying her gardens and the trees. She was enchanted by the power of words and was an avid composer. Born and raised in Langley, Sharon graduated for LSS and went on to become Miss Langley. She travelled to Europe for a couple of years and then worked in Vancouver where she was supervisor of one of the first Word Processing centers in Vancouver. She educated companies and conducted tours of the center to many downtown businesses. After her daughters were born she went into childcare until she retired. Sharon was a kind, loving, compassionate, patient, exuberant spirit with an exceptional love and understanding for all those she encountered. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed. We love you mummy and you will always be in or hearts. No service by request.

Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps them near.

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James Grant Allan of West Vancouver passed away at the age of 91 years. Jim was born in Staveley, Alberta. His family moved to Nelson, B.C. in 1931 where Jim went to high school and on to the University of British Columbia. His university studies were interrupted by World War II. Jimmy served with the BC Regiment as a Lieutenant overseas in Holland. He returned to Vancouver at the end of the war and completed his Bachelor of Commerce at UBC in 1946. Throughout his life, Jim was a passionate and competitive golfer, winning the club championship in Nelson for the first time at the age of 17. He was also a competitive baseball player, as the playing coach of the Goldbelt mine team. He continued his passion for golf in Vancouver, joining Capilano Golf & Country Club in 1962. He was intense as a competitor. At Capilano, he served a two-year term as club captain and then became Club President in 1972. He played golf well into his late 80s and continued to frequent the card room and the 19th hole at Capilano even after he could no longer golf. Jim was kind, generous and optimistic, he had a quick wit and a great sense of humour. He always had a smile on his face. He loved to be around people and had a way of getting to know complete strangers with ease. Jim had a successful career running his own business as an independent insurance adjuster. He worked in Nelson B.C. until 1957 when he moved to Vancouver to join a firm which eventually became known as Meredith, Allan & Robinson. Jimmy continued to work well into his 70s before turning over the company to his partners. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 61 years Ruth (Solloway) Allan, by his son Michael Allan (and wife Gloria) and daughter Rene Corbett (and husband Rick) (both of West Vancouver) and by his daughter Nancy Allan of Whitefish, Montana. He is also survived by eight grandchildren (Sean, Lisa, Nicole, Alexander, Claire, Vajra, Amy Grace and Nikolas) and one great granddaughter (Lorelei). He was predeceased by his older brother Blake of Victoria and is survived by his younger brother Alex of Toronto. A Celebration of Life will be held at Capilano Golf Club on August 10th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation. For those wishing to share a memory of Jim please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com – Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221

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Sept. 12, 1954 - July 30, 2010

Surrounded by her family and friends, Catherine passed away peacefully after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Always positive, she made the most of the little time she had and is to be admired for her incredible courage and dignity. Catherine is survived by her sisters - Gail (Dave) Owen, Bev (Bruce) McLean, Tricia (Doug) Adams, seven nieces and nephews and her great friends forever - Maureen, Margo and Heather. Raised in West Vancouver, she enjoyed travelling and spent time living in Toronto and Calgary before settling down in Vancouver’s False Creek. She had an insatiable love of life and the oceans and mountains were her playground and boating and skiing her passion. She was an active member of the business community and enjoyed successful careers with the Vancouver Board of Trade, the hospitality industry and recently property management. A compassionate person, Catherine gave generously to the underprivileged and participated for over 24 years with World Vision sponsoring children from Africa, India and Southeast Asia. Her caring nature translated into a love of animals and in addition to being a pet owner she supported animal shelters in her community. Catherine had a great gift of making and keeping friendships and to know her was to love her. She will be remembered forever for her warm and infectious personality and her genuine love of life. We will all sadly miss her adventurous spirit, her sparkle and the warmth of her smile. The Celebration of Life will be held at the Capilano Golf & Country Club, 420 Southborough Dr, West Vancouver, on Wednesday, August 11th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to BC Cancer Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research; visit www.bccancerfoundation. com for more information on how to donate.

Shirley Clarke

JAMES G. ALLAN

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Shirley Clarke (nee French) passed away peacefully at home on July 27, 2010 after a two year battle with ALS. Shirley was born in Toronto, Ontario on September 14, 1953 to Ron and Irene French and was older sister to brother Greg. She met her husband John in 1969 in the pickle aisle of the grocery store where he worked. They have been together ever since, having just celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary in June. Shirley attended the University of Toronto and graduated with a Political Science degree in 1976. After graduation Shirley was elected the first female president of the U of T Student Council in 1977. Shirley and John moved to Windsor, Ont. where daughter Laura was born (1978), and then onto London, Ont. where son Jordan (1982) and daughter Brooke (1984) were born. Shirley was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom to her three children. In 1988, Shirley and John moved their family out West to North Vancouver. Shirley quickly became an active member in her new community volunteering her time at the kids’ schools. Shirley was always so giving with her time and energy. In 1997 Shirley became a licensed Realtor. Her goal was to be the #1 Realtor in North Vancouver in five years, a goal she accomplished in three years. She held this position for four years before forming a team and becoming the #1 Team in North Vancouver for six years, a position Team Clarke still holds today – a true testament to Shirley’s hard work, and her mentoring of her children and her staff. Shirley was delighted to have her entire family working together in the family real estate business. She was truly gifted at selling real estate and was proud to serve the North Shore community that she loved so dearly. Shirley was diagnosed with ALS in October of 2008 and chose to battle this devastating disease in private, with her family. Over the last two years she had the joy of seeing each of her children marry. Shirley was a loving mother-in-law to Chris, Lauren and Rob. Shirley’s greatest joy was becoming a grandmother to Emerson and Charlotte. Shirley will be dearly missed by her family, friends and all who had the pleasure to know her. So beautiful in so many ways, Shirley was a living angel who loved to give and help others. She will forever be in our hearts. A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver on Monday, August 9th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to The ALS Society of B.C, 208-1600 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6J 1R3.

Announcements

CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian pardon seals record. American waiver allows legal entry. Why risk employment, business, travel, licensing, deportation? All CANADIAN / AMERICAN Work & Travel Visa’s. 604-282-6668 or 1-800-347-2540 HEISE, Donald Richard January 29, 1940 - July 28, 2010

It is with broken hearts we announce that Don passed away at home with his long time partner, Diana Charlton, by his side. Don conducted his year long battle with asbestos related lung cancer with dignity, determination and humour. He and Diana continued travelling and during the last couple of months he surrounded himself with his family and friends, and oversaw a few renovation projects that needed doing on the home. Don was an accomplished craftsman and his work was also his hobby. He will be deeply missed by Diana, his two children, Pamela (Dan) and Phillip (Liz), and his three step children, Christian (Rayan), Martin (Tordes) and Hazel (Adam). One of Don’s finest roles was that of grandfather. Life will not be the same for Caitlin, Joanna, Samantha, Riel, Luca, Jada, Jasmine and Cooper without their Grandpa Don to make them laugh and tease them. Don will also be missed his siblings, Herbert, Deanna, Judy, Charlotte, Sharon and Gordon. The family would like to thank all the health care professionals who helped Don during this difficult journey. Everyone who came into contact with him treated him with kindness and compassion and they, in turn, were amazed with his attitude and outlook. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Klimo, Dr. Richard Finley and Dr. John Corey. At Don’s request there will be no formal service. In lieu of flowers Don asked that donations be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation for the Dr. Paul Klimo Fund. Please visit: www.lghfoundation.com. for more information on Don’s fundraising campaign. Don, you will live in our hearts forever 'happy travels.'

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CAT LONG hair, tri-color & vry friendly, white paws & underbelly, adopted us in Queensbury area. Someone must be missing it! No Collar, soft meow 604-715-9366 FOUND PRESCRIPTION glasses July 17th on front lawn 130 East 17th St. Diane 604-980-6004 GLASS CASE on steps of NS News offices. Call to identify. 604-985-2131. MULTIPLE SET OF KEYS found at doggie park at Cates Park on Sunday evening. Call to identify. 604-929-3535 RING FOUND at Harmony Arts Festival Saturday, in ladies washroom. Call to ID. 604-985-2131.

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CAT, Black/white, long hair, lost L. Valley, 'Panda'. Reward $500. vpanda@shaw.ca 604-218-3326 CAT, ORANGE short-hair tabby lost Ambleside, ear tattoo. Reward offered.. 604-922-2644

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In Memoriam

Barbara Hansed

May 8, 1931 – August 5, 2009

Mom

Your hands leave loving imprints on us Reminders of the treasure of our togetherness A glowing fulfillment we hold close, its warmth wrapping around us. With you, we are always embraced And we will feel your touch forever.


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Personal Messages

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian pardon seals record. American waiver allows legal entry. Why risk employment, business, travel, licensing, deportation? All CANADIAN / AMERICAN Work & Travel Visa’s. 604-282-6668 or 1-800-347-2540 REMOVE YOUR RECORD: A CRIMINAL RECORD can follow you for life. Only PARDON SERVICES CANADA has 20 years experience GUARANTEEING RECORD REMOVAL. Call 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) www.pardonservicescanada.com

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ENJOY A GREAT SOCIAL LIFE *** TGIF SINGLES *** Things to do, places to go, friends to meet. Dinners, dances, walks, trips, tennis, golf, etc... with fun people. Info. evenings Thursdays Call 604-988-5231 www.tgifcanada.com

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Beauticians/ Barbers

BB SKIN Health Care Clinic moving to North Shore. Requires space, min. 125 sf, with sink, prefer Wellness Ctr. by Aug. 15th. Pls call 778-858-1488

The Coho Society of the North Shore needs

VOLUNTEERS

The Coho Festival is the largest environmental event on the North Shore and there are lots of ways to get involved and have fun at the same time. Bring a friend with you and help with the set up in the morning, the take down in the afternoon or one of the many events that make up the Festival. If you want to be involved in this year’s biggest ever Coho Festival, call the Coho office at 604-926-6956 or email us at: cohosociety@ westvanchamber.com. classified.van.net

Funeral Services

PRE-HST SAVINGS

EXTENDED

The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) came into effect on July 1st, increasing the cost of funerals by 7%. In many cases, this amounts to an increase of $500 or more. While we assisted hundreds of families with their pre-arrangements prior to the July 1st deadline, many others were unable to complete their plans before the HST became effective. By planning ahead you will: • Relieve your family of the emotional and financial burden an unplanned funeral can cause • Prevent emotional overspending • Lock in prices at today’s rates

We’re happy to announce we are extending the pre-HST savings – but only for a limited time. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME

1505 Lillooet Rd., North Van. 604-980-3451

HOLLYBURN FUNERAL HOME 1807 Marine Dr., West Van. 604-922-1221

FEATURED EMPLOYMENT SALES CONSULTANT Capilano Audi requires a motivated, positive, and enthusiastic professional to join our top-performing sales team at our new North Vancouver location. Previous automotive sales experience required and fluency in a second language preferred. A current BC Motor Vehicle Sales Person License, a valid BC Drivers License and a clean driver’s abstract are required. We provide an extremely competitive remuneration with six-figure income earning potential to top-performers and an opportunity for career growth within a highly established brand.

Please email your resume to: susan@capvwaudi.com No phone calls please

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Bowen Island Beauty Spa

a full service salon and spa are looking for f/t, p/t Esthetician and f/t Hair Stylist to join our professional fun & dynamic team. Please email your resume to bowenspa@gmail.com or apply in person at 303 - 566 Artisan Lane www.bowenbeautyspa.ca

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Drivers

Five Ton Owner/Operators with Sampers needed. Dynamex has immed. openings for 5 tons owner/operators with 2005 or newer vehicles with ptg & helper. Contract work in the Lower Mainland. Must have clean driver’s abstract, lift up to 75lbs & bondable. We offer optional driver’s health benefit plan & the use of fuel cards. Please Call 604-419-5253 Check us out on the web at: wwww.dynamex.com

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General Employment

2 MANUAL labour positions f/t for 1 - 3 mos. $15/hour. Contact David at 778-990-6054 or email 4064marine@telus.net

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Paladin Security is now recruiting an Integrated Security Technician. The successful candidate will install and service security systems and equipment; verifying system performance; maintaining records. We are seeking a TQ certified professional with a minimum of three years of installation, service and troubleshooting experience with access control and CCTV. Interested candidates must submit a resume to Human Resources at : recruit@ paladinsecurity.com

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Oasis Car Wash has openings for car wash attendants. Preference to applicants with drivers licence. Will train. No Nights. Apply in person at 671 Marine Drive. (at Bewicke) North Vancouver

Home Support

INDIVIDUAL to provide care/ companionship to 84 yr. old man who is sometimes confused and a bit frail. Duties include: drive for enjoyment and to appointments. Would suit someone more senior in years - fluent in English. Thurs or Friday 1 - 5 & Sat. 2 - 8. $14/hr. plus gas. Call 604-986-0060. WEST VANCOUVER F/T Live-in Only. Exp’d young lady needed as caregiver/housekeeper for a family of three. 6 days a week, 7:30am-10:30am & 2:30pm10:30p. $1800m. 604-721-4932.

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General Employment

Hotel Restaurant

LOT PERSON

Auto dealer has openings for full and part time lot attendants. Must be energetic and enjoy working in a team environment. Requires a valid B.C. drivers license and must be proficient driving manual transmission. Full medical and dental plan plus benefits. Submit resume with references. Contact: Service Manager, Pacific Honda, 816 Automall Drive, North Vancouver Fax: 604-982-3085

Trades/Technical

ROOFERS

F/T Employment Good Benefit Package Call Daryl: 604-433-4322 or Fax: 604-433-9741

UTILITY MAINTENANCE WORKERS The North Vancouver Recreation Commission invites applications for Utility Maintenance Workers For position details, visit www.northvanrec.com Employment Opportunity A179 Closing date: August 15, 2010 We thank all applicants, but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Please drop off resume: 1660 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver.

Music/Theatre/ Dance

IN HOME OR STUDIO LESSONS Piano, Theory & other instruments. Allegro Music School 604-327-7765

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Antiques

ANTIQUE SHOW Sat., Aug. 14th

COOK

Completion of High School. 3 or more years of exp. in cooking, $15 - $18/hr. 35 hrs/wk. Email: jennifer@theravenpub.com Fax: 604-987-2136

Office Personnel

is looking to fill the following permanent position:

NEED EXTRA INCOME?

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

778-968-4400

WEST VANCOUVER YACHT CLUB Night Watchman

required two nights per week (Fri, Sat), plus vacation and illness relief. References required. Please contact Martin Ph: 604 921 7575 ex 223 manager@wvyc.bc.ca

For Employment ads:

604-630-3300

Food Products

VANCOUVER FLEA MARKET

Appliances

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Cats

4 YR male choc pt SIAMESE needs home no other cats, indoor, dogs ok. Neg 604-644-7598

BEAUTIFUL KITTENS $40 email for pics at agent362636@hotmail.com or 604-392-6898

For Sale Miscellaneous

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca

SAVE OUR cats - transferred - 11 yr m/f tabbies, shots, neut/spaffectionate 778-773-6029

POOL HEATER, 175BTU, natural gas, $225. see it working. call 604-922-4478

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Furniture

DINING TABLE, round, bamboo, w/buffet, 4 chairs $150, 2 loveseats 5 ft. $75 ea, 604-926-8555 KING BED FRAME (sleep country). Original receipt incls. Used 3 months. $80. 604-309-2889

#1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse or storage building. 6 different colors available! 40 year warranty! FREE shipping for the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca #1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse or storage building. 6 different colors available! 40 year warranty! FREE shipping for the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

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Dogs

Lumber/Building Supplies ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $400+ 604 590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

APSO/ POODLE X, 6 mo F, Chihuahua/Yorkie X, 1 yr M, need good homes $350 604-847-3042 FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

Recycler

FREE FIREWOOD, call for pick up. 604-788-3882

ONE 4 drawr filing cabinet grey, also 2 drawer filer cabinet grey, 2 desks, 1 lrg, 1 medium, U PICK UP 604-988-1197

Tables: only $3000 703 Terminal Ave., Vancouver Info: 604-685-8843

POKER TABLE. Like new Free you pick up. 604-987-1780 SAIL BOAT 16 ft. needs outer shell, & own trailer to p/u, free 604-980-7661

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

GOLDEN DOODLES, Avail Sep 10, $1250. 778-737-0146. www.foxycharliepuppies.com

STOVE 30 inch white, micro wave, cupboards (fits corner nicely) 604-581-8494 TRAMPOLINE, ROUND, with mesh net, bought last year, used twice. For Pick up 778-338-4285

UNDER PRESSURE SYSTEMS INC.

We sell & service all hot & cold pressure washers 604.434.2188 upsi.ca #11 - 5850 Byrne Rd. Burnaby

Fridge $200 • Stove $150 Washer $175 • Dryer $150

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KUVASZ - Livestock Guardian pups for farm/acrage. Bear tested family pets $500. 250 355 2455

Wanted to Buy

FIREARMS

All types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed North Shore dealer. 604-960-0045

LAB PUPPIES 5 tan, 2 black, shots, dew claws, paper trained, family raised. $600, Ready Aug 12. 604-807-1765

604-306-5134 Warranty & Delivery Removal Available

★ Receptionist

Must have exceptional professional skills and committed to high customer service standards; possess great personality and excellent communication skills; capable of handling a busy switchboard and able to multitask; reliable, flexible and adaptable. We provide a competitive remuneration package, comprehensive benefit plan and a friendly working environment. Please send your resume to: Capilano VW AUDI 1151 Marine Drive North Vancouver, V7P 1T1 or email: susan@capvwaudi.com No phone calls please.

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BOB’S FRUIT STAND 3711 Delbrook. Open Daily 10-6. Local raspberries, OK fruit & veggies

VENDORS WANTED

LIKE NEW!

CAPILANO VOLKSWAGEN AUDI

Starting Saturday, July 31st. 604-261-9000, 6493 W. Blvd

FREE FIREWOOD, (maple) Call to pick up. 604-987-0669

PROFESSIONAL CHEF

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Fabulous Prices!! Up to 75% off

7:30-9:00 a.m. $10 Early Bird 9am-5pm $1.50 Reg. Admission

2010 Needed for North Vancouver restaurant. Salary $42K per/yr. 40 hrs/wk. 3 weeks holiday/yr. Duties; create new menu ideas, prepare and cook food and supervise other kitchen staff. Call 778-227-9006.

★Anniversary Sale★

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Consignment

HOME CONSIGNMENT CORNER

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C-LOVERS

We are looking for a P/T Server

Raven Pub Ltd. in North Van.

has a f/t service position open in our North Van Truck Centre. Current driver’s licence and abstract required. Competitive wages and benefits. Fax or email resume to: 604-986-7399 kelly_crouse@kaltire.com See www.kaltire.com

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Childcare Available

Exp. with excellent refs. avail 2-3 days/wk, Mon to Fri., flex. 1st aid cert. Call Melissa 604-980-7063 STOVE $300, fridge $250, dw $200, Kenmore, off white (cream color), like new, 604-929-2434 UPRIGHT KENMORE FREEZER 51'x25'x24', White, Never Been Used! $300; Call 604-922-7623 WE BUY/SELL fridges, stacking w/d, stove, d/w, freezers. Working or not. Almond/white. Please call Ilac Appliance 604-987-7330

2015

Art & Collectibles

ORIG. OIL & acrylic paintings & collectibles ranging price from $100 - $5000, 604-913-8965

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MASTIFF - Father p/b English Mastiff, 230 lbs, fawn w/black mask, Mom is Neapolitan Mastiff/ American Bulldog 130lbs, beige brindle, 6 males, 5 females, 4 looks like dad, other 6 are black brindle, ultimate family dog & good guard dogs, $1000, Chwk, 1-604-794-5579 or 701-2504

Childcare Wanted

FULL TIME Live in nanny req’d, West Vancouver req’d immed. 604-764-6085 or 604-762-7187

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Daycare

PITBULL PUPS, Males & females. Black, black & white, brindle. $550. 604-819-6006 info

Francophone Infant/Toddler Daycare 380 West Kings Road

Now accepting registration

778-340-1034

YORKIE PUPS

Vaccinated, $875. 778-237-2161


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Dogs

YORKIE-CHIHUAHUA, 3 mths, males, 2nd shots, up to 8-10lbs. $675. Sry. 604-582-8396

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Metaphysical

LOVE! MONEY! LIFE! #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 CreditCards/Deposit $3.19/min 18+ 1-900-783-3800 www.mysticalconnections.ca

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Vacation Spots

SUNNY SPRING Specials At Florida’s Best Beach New Smyrna Beach. Stay a week or longer. Plan a beach wedding or family reunion. www.NSBFLA.com or 1-800-541-9621.

Financial Services

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Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

Call 1-866-690-3328 www.4pillars.ca

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#1 IN PARDONS Remove your criminal record. Express Pardons offers the FASTEST pardons, LOWEST prices, and it’s GUARANTEED. BBB Accredited. FREE Consultation Toll-free: 1-866-416-6772 www.ExpressPardons.com

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others, having claim against the estate of Joanna Walton, formerly of 998-20th Street, West Vancouver, BC, Canada V7V 3Z1 Deceased, who died on June 28th 2008, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Mr. Ralph Wilton, 2038 Eldorado Place, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 5K4 on or before August 29th 2010, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Mr. Ralph Wilton

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of BEVERLEY JUNE GRAY, Deceased, who died on December 5, 2009, are hereby required to send them to the under¬signed c/o #205 - 2922 Glen Drive, Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3B 2P5, before September 17, 2010, after which date the Executrix will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which she has notice.

MAUREEN LYNNE FIELDHOUSE, Executrix of the Estate of Beverley June Gray, Deceased

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

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North Van Apt. Rentals

MOVE-IN BONUS INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

1 & 2 Bdrm. Suites

Furnished suites also avail. City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.

RENTALS 604-980-3606 rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

★ CENTRAL LONSDALE ★ Spacious 1 BR corner apt. featuring large kitchen, lots of storage, heat/hwater incl. no pets.$940 Avail Sept 1st. 604-983-0634 1 & 2 br large bright, Central Lonsdale $850 & up, newly updated. Immed. 604-720-2913 1 BDRM, new kitchen with d/w, central Lonsdale. Adult Bldg. $1000 Aug1. Ron 604-922-6336 1 BR, 120 West 19, approx 650sf, hardwood, heat/hw incl, view, 1yr lease, np $1000. 604-683-1089 1 BR, 4th & Lons. view, h/w flr, new reno, $1075, np, Sept1, incl prk ht/hw, storage, 604-809-4497 1 BR $950, 1 blk to Lonsdale, garden patio, reno, Sep 1, 140 W 17th. 604-990-8262/ 985-1658

1 BR $995. 2 br, ocean view, $1550 avail now, lower Lonsdale, dw, ns, cat ok 604-838-6101

1 BR as new Central Lonsdale, all appl, prkg, storage, priv entry, ns np, Sept 1 $1,050 604-986-3700

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GARAGE SALES

Legal Services

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR, + den, nr Seabus, balcony, wall to wall, heat, hw, sec ug prkg, ns, np, $925, 604-921-8088 1 BR, large, 16 & St. Georges, near hospital, incld heat & hw, no pets, ns, $820. 778-889-4719 1 BR large, $875, patio. Quiet, drapes, heat incl’d. Gated prkg, no pets, 1 year lease. 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802 1 Br, large bright corner $900, incl. hw, 2369 Lonsdale, hardwood, prkg, ns, np, 604-988-5501 1 BR large, Woodcroft, 9th flr Pemberton pool, gym, ns np,$975 incl, av now. Ref’s 604-340-2045 1 BR nr Lonsdale, reno hardwood balc. hw & heat ns, np, quiet adult bldg. $895, 604-904-9507 121 WEST 20th. Newly reno’d 1 BR suite, hardwood, heat & hw incl’d, 1 yr lease, np, $1000, avail now, 604-682-2932 1 BR $900 2 BR $1200 Heat & hw no pets, no smoking, 130 W 5th St. Sept 1, 604-987-2761

151 W. 2nd St. 908-7368. 2 BR, 2 baths, balcony, 2 prkg. N/P, lease, Available Aug 1st. $1700. 2 BR. $1180 Lonsdale & 21st. quiet bldg, Hardwood, np, hw, heat, prkg, Aug 1, 604-990-4088 2 BR, 1.5 ba, Lower Lonsdale, S. Facing, incl prkg/heat. NS NP, $1150. Sept 1, call 604-922-6139 2 BR, 2 bath, 800sf, Sky Bldg. 12th flr. part view, $1750 Mary S @ Re/Max 604-818-0563

2 bd 2 bth View Apt Carlton @ The Club

Pool, Gym, Over 55’ Building storage pkg View, big deck $1995 Diana 604-657-4508 Royal LePage NS

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Personals

Sun-Thur 10-Midnight, Fri/Sat 10am-1pm Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai

Meridien SPA LTD.

Relaxation Massage Special Rates meridienspa.com

604-985-4969 KITTENCLUB.CA 604-299-0872 near 2nd Narrows Bridge - $100 Special. ‘All we wear is lingerie’ LUXURY RELAXATION SPA 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van

SPASIA the art of asian body care. 101 - 1075 Marine Dr. North Van. 604-980-8809

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Escort Services

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

HOT SPOT FOR SALE

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Garage Sale North Vancouver

94- 30 PLUS years, please come & pick your bargains, China, Furniture and Sporting items. Sat Aug 7 9 to 3.- 5535 Huckleberry Lane 94- MULTI Family, 5553 Nancy Green Way/ Woodpecker Pl. Sat/ Sun., 8am-3pm. Lots of misc!! 94- AUG 8, 9 -2pm, kids clothes, toys, pedestal sink, toilet & household etc, 5296 Ranger Ave 94- FUNDRAISER Sale- Sat Aug 14 7am-3pm. 3569 Wellington Cres. All proceeds are Donated 94 - MOVING SALE Sat, Aug 7, 9-1. furniture, household items, 1055 Blue Grouse Way 94-GARAGE SALE SAT/SUN 9-12, household, furn, wall unit & misc. 677 West Queens Rd.

For information

604-630-3300

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Apartments & Condos

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North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR, 2 bath, 2 secured pkg. BEAUTIFUL courtyard, 3rd & Lonsdale, wd, dw, fp. Sept 1 or 15. Leave msg at 604-220-8073 2 BR. 2 bath, avail now. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, Please call 778-554-0537

2 BR, 2 bath, Edgemont Village, 1375sf, immac, ns, small pet neg. $2500incl, Aug 15, 604-306-6846

2 br a corner suite on top flr of very quiet bldg, E. 15th St. high vaulted ceilings, large private balcony, mtn view, new windows, renod bath/kitchen, dw, new carpet, venetian blinds, free laundry fac. ns, np $1250, Aug. 15 or Sept 1, 604-830-0857 Leave msg. 2 BR, large designer apt., view, lower Lonsdale, incl heat hw, ug prkg Sep 1, $1600, 604-985-8381

2 BR, nr Cap Univ. very spacious, incld heat & hw, 1 prkg, immed, ns, np, $1350, 604-921-4384 2 BR. Woodcroft, 15th flr corner unit view, pool, gym, ns np,$1320 incl Sept 1 Ref’s 604-340-2045

2 BR w/w carpets, ground flr. heat, hw, no pets, avail Aug. 1st, $1100, 225 E 12 604-986-5437 326 WEST 1st St. 1 bdrm $775 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916

Garage Sale

North Van Apt. Rentals

North Vancouver

777 W. Queens Rd. 2br or 3br units $1540 to $1895. Weekdays 604-990-2971 or Weekends 604-985-2876. ★ A QUIET BUILDING★ 1Br. ground & 2nd. flr. $890 - $910. 665 - 775sf. Immed or Sept 1. No dogs. Carpets, drapes, heat, hw. Gated prkg avail, ★604-986-7745★ BEAUTIFUL 1 BDRM in Norgate area. 1 small pet ok. Quiet and secure 55+ seniors bldg. On 3rd floor. d/w, ht/hw, underground parking, $1000/month, avail. Sep 15, call 983-6629 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 - $1,075 -$1,195 Spacious, pool, storage, heat & hw, dw, quiet, concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

North Vancouver

604-985-2926 (Family complex )

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

98-HUGE Moving Sale, Sat, Aug 7, 9-3, 369 Lynn Ave. (behind C. Tire), furn, sm app, housewares.

91- MOVING; books, furn, games, audio, workbench, & more! Sat 7th, 9-1, 6477 Bruce St 91-MOVING SALE! Mon - Fri 4 9pm Sat & Sun 12-8pm 5 min N of Horseshoe Bay on Hwy 99. 1st R past Ansell Pl @ Sclufield Crk

96-CHINA, 3 section china cab w/light, ceiling fixtures & household. Sat 8 - 12, 3438 Upton Rd. 97B-GARAGE SALE, Sat, Aug 7th, 8-2, 253 West 5th St. Back Lane, No junk, all in great cond.

91-SATURDAY, 10 to 3 pm, toys, games, books, household items, 5709 Bluebell Drive.

97B-LANE SALE -Sat 10-?, 358 E 17 (Back lane) Books, movies, music & household items.

91-SOCCER TEAM Fundraiser, 4328 Stearman ave. Sat, August 7, 9:30am-1:30pm. NO EARLIES

98-YARD SALE Sat 9am-4pm, Tools, dishes, misc. too much to list! 612 East 1st. St. in lane !!

92- SAT, 9 to 12. 1234 - 14th St,. Misc household item, TV’s, chandelier, furn, books, games, clothing. Too much stuff- All has to go

99-MULI FAMILY Sat 9 - noon, Lamps, furn, toys, sports, books, misc, etc. 3915 Blantyre Place.

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Apartments & Condos

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North Van Apt. Rentals

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Bach - $875, 1 BR - $1095, 2 BR - $1495 Avail now & Aug 1. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls.

Call 604-986-3356

HI RISE, Central Lonsdale, 1 BR. penthouse Sept 1, Incl heat & hw. no pet, $1050. 604-985-3650 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR now or Sept 1 3BR Sept 1. 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

MOVE IN ALLOWANCE, Lrg Bach & 1 BR avail Sep 1, Rent starts at $1100 Incls H & H/W. Cable/parking extra. N/S & N/P. To view call (604) 985-4272 NORTH VAN, close to all amens, large 1 br apt., Sept 1, suits 1 quiet adult, n/s, $740 incls heat & h/w. no pets, 604-294-4502 PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. Studio $960; 1Br+den $1195. Stunning views & lots of storage. NO PETS. 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com

www.blueridgeapartments.com

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

West Vancouver

96-AUG 7 & 8th 10 -3 Moving, household books, toys, clothes, china, etc. 2668 Tempe Glen Dr.

93-HUGE MULTI Family sale, 1596 Errigal Place. Sat, Aug 7. 9 to 3 pm Rain or Shine!

Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

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GARAGE SALE

M A K E I T A S U CC E S S ! Call 604-630-3300

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

1BR, h/wood, incl heat, hotwater, $860 ns/np. 15th & Lonsdale. Avail Sept 1st. 604-323-4467

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

Garage Sale

91 - Amazing Multi-Family Sale, furn / toys etc!, No earlies 4193 Amondel Crt Sat Aug 7, 9-3pm.

99-2 FAMILY MOVING SALE, Sat, 9-2, 4106 Dollarton Hwy. (Cates prkg). HH misc, tools, kids

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99-RENO REMNANTS, home goods, golf bags + good stuff. Sat, Aug 7. 8 - 11. 2589 Panorama Dr.

95-MULTI-FAMILY SALE! Furn. bikes, kids toys, gas mini bikes, etc. Sat 10-2, 333 W 20th (Lane)

Apartments & Condos

Garage Sale

95-SAT 8-12 Noon, 2405 Weymouth Pl. Antiques & collectibles, small household items & more

99-MULIT FAMILY Sale Sat 9-1, Kids stuff, fitness, yard, camping, misc etc! 3878 Dollarton Hwy

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North Vancouver

95-SAT 9 am - noon, Family sale Rain or shine Kids, books, toys, household, 1388 Oakwood Cres.

BLUERIDGE APTS 2 BR Woodcroft, S.W. corner, updates, no pets Immed $1350. Vistarealty.net 604-925-8824

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THE QUAY New 1Br, View, w/d, d/w, a/c, fp, prkg, pool, $1400 VistaRealty.net 604-925-8824

TOP FLOOR PENTHOUSE 2 Br, 2 bath, corner unit, Featuring sweeping water & mtn views. Open plan kitchen, SS appl, granite, 2 decks. Newly painted, vry clean, 7yrs old, TIME building Lower Lonsdale. ns/np. $2300/mo, 604-925-3171 TUCKTON PLACE Bright & sunny 2 BR $1250. No Pets. Call 604-990-2971 or on Weekends: 778-340-7406.

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR, Ambleside, $950, parklike setting, adult oriented, np, Wes Lighthouse Realty 604-551-1409 1 BR large corner, nr all amens, pool, on bus route, util incl’d. $1200. Immed, 604-250-5256

2 BR+DEN Esplanade Pier 2 bath luxury,city view, 7 appl incl insuite w/d, ss/granite, gas stove, f/p. Sec prkg & storage. ns,np, Refs $1895. 604-980-4296 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

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Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 br Penthouse large deck, 1 BR & Bach pool rec. room, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

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

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

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

THE EDWARDIAN 1330 Clyde Ave. Avail Aug 1st, View. 2 bdrm $1490 util not incl. No pets, N/S. Call for appt. 604-926-3741

www.BaysideTowers.com Bach $995 1Br $1095 2Br $1895 np 604-999-2000..2085 Bellevue

BAYVIEW APTS

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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Houses - Rent

180° VIEW Brit Prop WV 4000sf 5br+den 3bath, deck, $3800 Sept1 shrt/lng term 604-812-1356 2 BR, 2.5 bath, Grand Blvd, 2 level, very priv., deck, own entry, jacuzzi , $1800, ns, 604-987-3308 3 BDRM, 1908 St Georges Ave, 1350sf, 1.5 bath, new kitchen, h/w floors, 5 appl, carport. Aug 15, $1800+utils, n/p, n/s. 987-9558

5 BR, 2.5 bath,Cent Lonsdale, 7 appl, 2 gas fp, newly reno’d, ns, np, Sept 1. $2900. 604-780-6431 CAULFEILD EXEC 3 br & loft + fam home. 4696 Clovelly Walk. 7 appl, 2.5 baths, dbl garage, water views, close to elem. school & trails. $3000. Avail. immed. or Sept. 15th. C 21 604-232-3039

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Furnished Accommodation

1 BR ste, brand new. Now, almost waterfront. ns np, garden, max 1, 1 yr lease, $1,050, 604-929-5336

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, long term. 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com CAULFIELD 5 BR Executive furn hse, 5604 Westhaven Court, 5000 sqft, 3 f/p’s, games rm, dble car garage, $6500. Sep 1. Call Joy at Advent Real Estate Services 604-812-4788 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com

180° VIEWS 4 br, upper Delbrook 3300 sf. cul de sac, garage. priv, city/ocean views, 2 f/p, Avail Now. $3100. Open House Mon August 2, 7:30pm - 8:30pm 518 Alpine Crt. Text or call 604-617-7383 2 BDRM COZY COTTAGE with bsmt, Gleneagles, West Van, f/p, $2250, Immed. 604-925-1728 2 BR, 1 bath, with 2 finished Sept. 1st, np, couple. $2150.

West Van home rms in bsmt avail ns, suit working 604-929-6236

Don’t Miss THIS! 2 BR upstairs + 1 br in finished bsmt, all reno’d, 2 baths, no pets, suits family. 605 E 7th, N. Van. Aug 15 or 30. Open By appt. only.. 604-987-1205..728-2480 3br+den Caulfeild Vlge 2.5bath, quiet, garage, cul-de-sac, $3950+ np, Lighthouse 604-551-1409 5 BR, 3 brand new Ba’s, new flooring & carpet, new dbl glass windows, 2 sets brand new w/d, fresh paint. Prime loc N. Van. nr Handsworth & Mt. Royal School, walk to Edgemont Village Grouse Mtn & transportation. n/s, n/p. Nice yards. 2 large new balconies. private patio. $3,650. Avail Aug 1. 604-618-4662 5 BR, 4 bath, view Grouse/ Handsworth oak flrs, garage, bsmt. Immed $3975 604-723-0721 5000SF EXEC, view, BP, 7 Br, 4 Ba, h/wd flrs, tea house, dble gar, Aug 23, $4500. 604-716-2256

AMBLESIDE, VIEW 4BR+, 2 Ba’s, semi-furn. fp, h/wd, ns, np, refs lease, $2300. 604-926-0053

Don’t Miss THIS! SHORT TERM FURNISHED Rooms-Suites-apts. grandmanor.net 604-988-6082

DEEP COVE $1300 incl utils, 1100 sf, 2 Br ste, 40’s +, tidy 1 or 2 persons. n/s, n/p, 604-929-5187

DEEP COVE, character home, view, 3 br + den, 2 bth, $2100 +util ns np. 604-929-4110 eves 7-9 CANYON HEIGHTS 4 Br, big deck, updated, 2 fp, Aug 1. $2750 Vistarealty.net 604-925-8824

Brooksbank/Sutherland 1641 Rufus, Grand Blvd 4 bd 2 bth recroom $2495/ Seymour Heights/Windsor 1417 Emerson Near Park Hwd, ss appls updated Fenced, Carport $3295/ Caulfeild/Rockridge Hi 4620 Keith Fenced south 6 bd 4 bth Garage $4495/ 4753 Pilot House Road Get Settled and Search! Fully furnished @ Beach Property with View! Lwr Caulfeild. 3 bd den $5000/ 4720 Willow Creek Rd Lovely lot fenced Tudor 5 bd 4 bth hwd ss $4995/ 5202 Marine Drive Stunning, Waterfront Contemporary Updated ss appls, granite 5 bd 4 bth studio $5995/ Irwin Park/ WV High 2535 Palmerston View 4 bd 3 bth hwd updated storage, garage $5295/ 2331 Jefferson 1 Yr Old Hwd, SS appls Sauna 5 bd den 5 bth Delicious Extended family? Garage Walk to Dundarave $6995/ Eagle Harbor/Gleneagle Delicious Contemporary Open Plan, hwd ss New! 5 bd 4 bth Ocean View Cul de sac Beach $9995/ West Bay School! View 3161 Westmount Place Cul de sac location. Kiss the kids/watch them go! 4 bd 3 bth Comfortable & mint condition. $3495/ Chartwell or Westcot! Sentinel School 830 Fairmile In B’P’s! 4 bd 3 bth 3000’ Garage Water View! $3295/ www.manderrealestate.com Royal LePage Northshore Kristin 604-671-6175 Diana 604-657-4508

REAL ESTATE 6005

Real Estate Services

6008

★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598

6008-22

North Vancouver

BY OWNER 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 5 appl, 2 patios, o/d pool/gym, near bus shops. 315k

Need a New Place? Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

6010

Condos/ Townhouses

778-919-6151

Duplexes - Sale

Be a landlord and own your space! Revenue property over $108,000/year. Vibrant, convenient lower Lonsdale. Amazing city/ocean/mountains views. Fully renovated side by side duplex. 9 bdrms, 7 bath, 4 kitchens. 4590 sq ft, 2000 sq ft. decks/patios. 4 car garage/extra spot, 6297 sq ft lot see tour at: http://movietours.ca/1244AS-WKeith By appointment only Call Arnold Shuchat, Multiple Realty Ltd. 778-227-7325 or email: ashuchat@shuchatgroup.com

6020-01

Houses - Sale / West Vancouver

PRICE REDUCED - SUCH A DEAL!!!! $324,000 # 401- East 4th St. NV. Penthouse level 2 br, 2 full bath, 1000 sf. apt. Reno’d ss appl & laminate flrs, pets ok

PRIME DUNDARAVE $1,525,000

2505 Nelson Ave., West Van. Waterview

Family home 4000 sf, 2 lvls. Room for both inlaws, 2 kitchens. Main lvl tastefully reno’d, . new kitchen & baths, h/wood flrs. Lot sz 65’ x 155’.

Call Jane Avall for private appt to view: 604-351-0404 janeavall.com Royal LePage Northshore.

Houses - Rent

6008

ESTATE LIKE SETTING 180 ft waterfront, hardwood, vaulted ceilings, french doors, modern kit, granite, 6 appl, 2200 sf, 3 wood burning f/p, attic storage, $2,785 incl gardening/ util 604-980-1503 OPEN HOUSE Sun Aug 8, 2-5. 1868 Larson Rd. NV. 5 BR, 1.5 bath, w/d, fp, cls to schools, bus, trails, shops. Fam pref. ns. Refs. $2200. 604-230-7492. PEMB HGHTS reno’d exec rancher, 3 br, 2 bath,fenced yrd, ns np $2850 Sept 604-229-0374 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

neighborhood, huge yard.. $1,688/M Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

WEST VAN 3/4bdrm 2bath 2 f/p, ocean view, decks, garage, n/s, n/p, $3100. 778-231-1048

http://classified.van.net

6020

West Vancouver

★ WE BUY HOUSES ★ Older home? Damaged home? Needs repairs? Quick Cash! Call us First! 604-657-9422

6020-06

Houses - Sale Real Estate

● DIFFICULTY SELLING? ●

Pymts Too High, Penalty, No Equity?

We Will Take Over Your Payment

Until The Property Is Sold. No Fees. www.GVCPS.ca / (604) 812-3718

6075

PROF. MATURE ns np female avail Sep. refs. in the N. Shore area, neat & tidy, 778-848-6051

6565

Office/Retail Rent

FULLY FURN self cont’d proffessional space. 350+sf, $750 +HST, a/c, hydro, elec 604 313-8817

6595

Shared Accommodation

GREAT LOCATION near Edgemont Village bus routes. Unfurnished private bedroom, share kitchen/bathroom. Ideal for college/university student. Female only. $450/mo. Avail Sept 1. Call 604.506.5169. ROOM AVAIL in house, $500. Pet ok. Seymour area, near Parkgate. $500 incl. Sept 1. 604-644-9648

6595-45

MID LONSDALE, furn br, private home, wd, cable, utils incl. $500 suits n/s male, np 604-980-8012

6595-47

West Vancouver

3 BR avail in 6 br ocean view new home, 20 min. to Vanc. $2800, ns, np, now/Sep 1, 604-913-8965

6600

Storage

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

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-26

North Vancouver

3 BR +1 br ste, priv patio, 1959 Deep Cove Rd. Gar., Nr beach, 20 min to VCR. $960k. OPEN HOUSE Sun 2pm. Jerry Raczowski 604-602-1111 Remax Cr.V829313

6020-34

Surrey

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR brand new ste, priv ent. w/d, $1000 all incl. radient heat, n/s, n/p. Upper Lynn. 604-727-6582

A BRIGHT 3 Br, huge garden/ patio, 6 appl, nr all amens, sm pet ok $1950. Sept 1. 604- 980-7175

1 BR clean new paint, fp, heat,hw, net cable incl, upper Lonsdale, $875, 604-985-0537..318-9252

BACHELOR STE, garden level, own entry,400 sf Upper Lonsdale, Sept 1, n/s n/p, for very quiet persons only. 604-617-6345

1 BR +den bsmt, lower Lonsdale, view, share wd, $975+utils, lease, ns, np, immed, 604-306-7187 1 BR+ den Edgemont, radiant flrs, w/d, i/net, satellite,ns, np, max 2, $1275 incl. Sept 1. 604-985-7267 1 BR garden lvl suite bright, 2 blks to Edgemont $1250 incl utils & cbl/net, ns. Aug 15 604-831-9749

1 BR ground flr. suite, Tempe Heights, spacious, view, np, ns immed, $900incls, 778-229-1022 1 BR ground level, 10 & Lonsdale, no smoking, no pets, $899, avail Sept 1, 604-987-9052 1 BR ground level, own wd central Lonsdale, full bath, fp, storage, yard, ns, np, $950, 604-816-7780 1 BR, upper Lonsdale, bright g/l ste, suits 1, ns np, own w/d, Sept 1, $840+1/3 utils. 604-838-1936 1 BR+DEN, nr Marine Dr. & Lions Gate, grd lvl, sep entry, wd, ns np Sept 1st $1,195. 604-837-0423 1BR BSMT Upper Lonsdale n/p n/s, d/w, w/d. $920 util incl., immed avail. 604-929-8716 2 BDRM 1100sf, newer, very bright bsmt. 7 appl., lrg storage, alarm, WI-FI, 2 parking, Caulfeild Village, 7 min. to Park Royal, n/s, n/p. $1400 + utils. 604-789-2375 2 BDRM suite avail. immed. Queensbury location. Bright and updated with separate w/d, d/w. $1400 utili. included. 604-562-5818 2 BR, 2 brand new baths, brand new w/d, new carpets, 2 lg balconies off liv & dining rm. Prime loc N.Van, walk to Mt Royal & Handswork schools, Edgemont village, Grouse Mtn & trans, n/s n/p. $2150. Aug 1. 604-618-4662 2 BR bsmt Lynn Valley walk out entry, 1000 sf, beautiful creekside patio, very tranquil & quiet, gas f/p, share w/d, nr bus, ns np, $1300 + 50% utils, incls cable & internet Sept 1st. 604-988-4173 2 BR bsmt ste, new home, Edgemont Blvd, $1400 incls hyd, w/d, Sept 15. 604-616-6443 2 BR, central Lonsdale, fp, ns, no pets, $1300 incl utils, avail now, 604-986-3065

2 BR +den, Ambleside, garden suite, $1500 w/views of city & water. Totally reno’d, laminate, storage, wd, covered porch ns, np Avail now. 604-341-8164

Edgemont Sub Terrain! Single gal up! Pet ok fence back 2 bd 1 bth own wd dw Off street pkg ’all in’ $1495 Easy Access Cap College 1 bd 1 bth all appls all in Bsmt ste Couple Up! Bus Shops close by, all in $895 Diana Mander Royal LePage 604-657-4508 LOWER LONSDALE, Available Now, sm pet ok, 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, brand new kitchen. walk-in closets, insuite laundry, garden floor, backyard, all utilities included except phone. $1750/mo. Call 778-889-6995 LYNNMOUR 1 bdrm, n/p, n/s n/p, n/s $840 incl utils, w/d, nr Phibbs. Avail Now 604-987-4964

SPACIOUS MODERN 2 Br suite in Pemberton Heights, w/d, stove, fridge, d/w, sec system, $1500 includes utils. 604-971-1911

6605

Townhouses Rent

2 & 3 BR’s, 5 appls, 1.5 bath, Avail Aug/Sep, 1 year lease, NP/ NS. Rent starts at $1425. For viewing call 604-986-0511 2 BR + large Den, 2.5 Bath, family & living room. Private backyard. Secure u/g prkg. Near Cap Mall, School & Bus stop. Sept 1, $1895 604-913-1811..778-893-0550

2 BR Vista Place, exec, f/p, w/d, hardwood, stainless, deck $2500 Vistarealty.net 604-925-8824

230 W. 13th Street 908-7368, Large 3 level, 3 BR, 2 bth, prkg, lease, small pet ok, $1900 3 BR, 1.5bath, wd hook up only Lynn Valley, no cats no dogs, $1400 incl basic cable, not utils. Lee Anne 604-984-6331 3 BR fp $1875. reno’d, 1.5 baths, 5 appls, storage, patio, ns, np, immed., Rufus Dr, 604-980-6250

Chilliwack

CHWK FAMILY home, multi zone lot can be divided into 2, 2 levels, updated, 2 br up, w/3br bsmt suite down $360,000. 1-604-929-3868

6020-08

North Vancouver

1 BR in 2 br, own bath, gym, pool, etc. suit ns female student or prof, np, refs. checked, $600 neg. damage deposit. 604-721-5865

❏ WE BUY HOMES ❏

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

Call to view 1730 Duchess. Shelley Williams, Remax Crest Realty. 604-803-4280

I BUY HOUSES FAST Any location. Any condition. Call Raynah, 778-960-0265

6020-01

Real Estate

(604) 435-5555 OR (604) 786-4663

2 Br, 1.5 Ba., sw corner, views from Mt. Baker to UBC. 1 blk from shopping. 2 prkng. 1 cat ok. Quality concrete building. $585,000.

6020-01

Houses - Sale

Any Price, Any Condition Any Location. No Fees! No Risk !

PANORAMIC VIEWS IN AMBLESIDE

6020

Housesitting

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place your ad online@

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-38

DEEP COVE Executive 2 BR & Den (3rd BR). waterview home, 2600 sqft, fully reno’d, Sep 1. $4500. Call Joy at Advent Real Estate Services 604-812-4788

6545

SURREY, WHALLEY. 3 bedroom rancher, 850 sf. 1.5 baths, 4 appl., garage, fully fenced. 50 x 120 sf lot. $215,000. Call 604-580-3127

6020-38

Vancouver East Side

Coquitlam

ATTN: BUILDERS $650K 1421 SMITH AVE. COQ 2500 SF. Close to Como Lake 63’ x 125’ Flat Lot Call Chris ★ 604-307-0123

Sunshine Coast

DUTCH AUCTION

SUNSHINE COAST - SECHELT

SUN, Aug 8, 2-4, Quick Sale, motivated, 5 BR w/morgt helper, reno’s, nr skytn/schls, $640K, Mala @ Sutton, 604-710-9030

6020-52

Other Areas BC

NORTH NANAIMO 12 yr old, 2 Br rancher, 1760 sf, bonus rm, gazebo view, bi vac, landscaped, irrigation, quiet culdesac $390,000 appt. 1-250-758-1584

6030

Lots & Acreage

Call Patrick Hobbs 1-888- 385-3295 Pathobbs@sunshine.net

PRICE REDUCED WEEKLY

2 BR, ground level, 1200sf, Tempe Hghts, 5 appls, fp, ns, np, $1300 incl utils, 604-649-6623

Don’t Miss THIS! 2 BR large & sunny, Seymour, bath, fp, dw, patio, shed, ns, np, $1300, Sept. 1st. 604-913-3109 2 BR, Lynn Canyon, own entry, private, patio, n/s, w/d, refs, cat ok, $995 incl. Sept. 1. 985-3906 2 BR, Lynn Valley, 2 prkg spaces $1100 Sept 1. Call after 5pm 604-760-3274, 604-987-1844 2 BR, main flr, 1 Ba, w/d, large nice priv patio. back yd safe for kids, new kit cabinets, flooring, carpet & paint. Prime loc N. Van, Nr Mt. Royal, Handsworth Schools, Edgemont Village, Grouse Mtn. transo. n/s, n/p. $1650. Aug 15. 604-618-4662 2 BR Parkgate area, bright, dw, share wd, incld utils, avail Sept 1, $1300, ns, cat ok, 604-924-0606

Spectacular Views / Close to Town

Fully Serviced Lot

2 BR+ Den Large Quality bright view garden suite , w/d, ns np, ref, $1500 + % hydro 604-929-8540

N. WEST. All services paid, inclds u/grd electrical, DCC’s, survey & eng’ng report. 33’ x 130’ lot. No HST. $325,888. 604-726-0677. usellahome.com ● ID # 4711

To advertise call

604-630-3300

3 BR, $1650 + 1/2 utils, 5 appls, close to Capilano U & transit. Avail immed. 604-767-9389 3 BR Upper flr, Central Lonsdale, ns/np, shrd ldry, fenced yard, $1550+2/3 utils. 604-988-9934 3 BR. West Van, view, hardwood reno, carport own wd, ns, np suit 1/couple, $1100, 604-926-2433

Noma 728 W.14th St, 908-7368. 3 level, 2 BR, 2.5 baths, 2 prkg, roof deck, lease, $2200. PRESTIGIOUS PROPERTIES, 2 BR & Den, executive, loaded w/views, T/H, 2000 sqft, $4500. Avail Immed. Call Joy at Advent Real Estate at 604-812-4788

6615

Wanted To Rent

BB Skin Health Care Clinic moving to North Shore. Requires space, min. 125 sf, with sink, prefer Wellness Ctr. by Aug. 15th. Pls call 778-858-1488 SENIOR LADY req 1br ste/ appt, w/ prkg, in W. Van, 48yr resident, ns/np, exc refs 604-926-4256

TEMP HOUSING needed (6-7 mo) Sept 1st exec. homeowners doing renos. Need 3 BR or 2 BR + Den on the North Shore. N/S Excellent references. MailPJ@Shaw.ca

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

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, www.westrockproperty.com


HOME SERVICES 8030

Carpentry

8080

Electrical

A JOURNEYMAN Carpenter. 30 yrs exp. Small renos. mouldings. Refs. (WCB) Dale 604-984-6997 FRIENDLY, Professional, Crown mouldings, baseboard, casings rough framing. 778-233-0559

8050

Chimney Services

TheChimneyGuys.ca 604-725-2551 ★Free Repair Estimates★ NO MESS chimney sweeping!

8055

Cleaning

#1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774. A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319

QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522

8058

Computer Services

Computer Problems? We can help! Call for a FREE est. Wise Dogs Services Inc. 604-998-8049

8060

Concrete

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

8087

Excavating

8090

SIMPLY ROOFING

Basic Roofing: What you need, when you need it, at an affordable price. Free inspections Free Estimates

• FORMING TO FINISH • FOUNDATIONS • STAIRS • SIDEWALKS • DRIVEWAYS • ALL TYPES

drainage, patios, walls, etc. 100% Satisfaction Exc. Ref’s 604-379-2640 Creating Backyard Envy. For all your concrete needs. Chris 604-980-3232, 725-2812 treesandconcrete.com 100% Financing O.A.C.

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

NORTH SHORE FENCES

8100

Drainage

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

Floor Covering

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

604.568.TILE (8453) leveltileandflooring.com

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

8110

Floor Refinishing

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

Gutters

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000

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, tape, mud, spraytext. N. Shore for 20 yrs. Cell 604-753-1116

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

604-439-9417

Handyperson

TRUSTED HOME IMPROVEMENTS

8155

Landscaping

“The Grass is Greener”

• New Lawn Installs • Replace Old Lawn • Lawn Drainage • Landscaping • Paving

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

604-876-4604

8160

Lawn & Garden

A.A. BEST PRO

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:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988 ENGLISH LAWNS

www.EnglishLawns.com

SINCE 1997

PACIFIC LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION LTD.

Custom Landscape Installs

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

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

604-619-6968

604-839-1225

Call Ibrahim

COASTAL STONE MASONRY LTD

Basalt, dry stack retaining walls, flagstone patios, fireplaces, stairs, small repairs.

778-887-0020 (cell)

www.coastal-stonescapes.com

Renovate & Repair

Carpentry, Flooring, Drywall Painting, Exterios & more!

Specializing in Small Jobs

Quality Work, Professional Service

778.233.0559

• Design & Consultation • Lawns & Hedges • Water Features • Patios & Pathways • Retaining Walls • Irrigation & Lighting www.katsuraLandscaping.ca

604-518-5661

A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds

Renos Carpentry cabinet, drs, laminate, tiles, drywall, paint 761-7745

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 ONE PERSON Op., take on small jobs. Fences, plumbing, paint, carpentry, more. Wally 984-6309

Hauling

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

8150

Kitchens/Baths

Thinking of Renovating your home? Call Bob 778-387-3626 From bathrooms to ensuites, to additions. We do it all and we do it within your budget

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

Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107 Design - Consultation- Installation 604-518-5661 KatsuraLandscaping.ca MANDALAY LANDSCAPING 604-786-5743 www.mandalaylandscaping.com Pressuring Washing, Tree Prunning, Shrub & Hedge Trimming, Fence & Deck Repair/Install, Rubbish Removal, 604-291-9799

8157

Lawn Equipment Repair

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

A.All Area Gardening Service Lawn Treatment • Maint. • Power Raking Pruning • Trimming • General Clean-Up Topping Trees • Free Estimates

Binder:

604-926-1526 604-726-9153 LAWNS Jungle George Your North Shore Resident Lawns Garden & Yard Cleanups Hedges & Trees * George’s cell 604-317-3552

Lawn & Garden

MANDALAY LANDSCAPING

For All Your Gardening Needs

604-786-5743

www.mandalaylandscaping.com 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 Cert. horticulturists 604-518-5661 Scott H. Design & Maintenance KatsuraLandscaping.ca ★CNN Landscaping ★Weeding ★ yard maintenance ★ low rates Free est Nick 778-840-6573 Serafina Garden Services Maint. & design, cleanups, organic food reas rates 604-984-4433

Total Landscaping Call 604-929-7732 www.englishlawns.com

GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220

NEED A GREAT NEW LAWN?

Garden Services

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

604-518-5661

604-878-5232

8160

Award Of Excellence

~ Any size job ~

Nick 929-7732

BATHROOMS & much more. 40 yrs on the North Shore. Working within your budget. 778-387-3626

*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

8130

8135

Drywall

A PLUS TAPING & DRYWALL High quality, reasonable rates. Free estimates. 604-715-0400

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

Fireplaces

* Level Tile & Flooring *

8125

8075

604-736-8791

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

8105

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

www.guttershutter.com

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

Tile - Hardwood - Carpet - Vinyl

8073

Clog Free Gutters, Guaranteed! Free Labour till Sept-15-2010

604-618-3145

EUROPEAN CRAFTSMANSHIP Prof. cedar fence install & repair. Call Erwin & John 778-322-8645

604.970.9885

Kitchens/Baths

Fencing/Gates

CONCRETE

ALL CEMENT REPAIR JOBSStairs,

8150

RENOVATIONS Kitchens, Baths, Painting, Drywall, Water Damage! Free Est. Trevor 604 626-1670

ALLGONE EXCAVATING Free est, great rates & service 604-990-GONE (4663) www.allgonedisposal.ca

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

HENRY UNGER & SONS

(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

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

POSITRON SERVICES Ltd. Will not only light the way, but will provide you with excellent professional performance. Guaranteed. George 778-859-4154

✫✫A CLEAN SWEEP ✫ Reliable Housecleaning service. Low rates 778 836-9970 ✫✫ 604 987-9970

Gutters

RAIN CENTRE LTD.

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

$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com

8125

Friday, August 6, 2010 – North Shore News – A25

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

PACIFIC LANDSCAPING lawn installations, retaining walls, pavers drainage etc 839-1225 PEAK Yard Maint & Powerwash Lawn Care, Hedge Trim, Window Cleaning. Doug • 604-837-9417 PROFESSIONAL YARD WORK 20 yrs, www.yardsurgeons.ca, Ref’s avail. Todd 604-351-3147 T. TRAN-604-723-2468, new lawn & garden bed maint, pruning, weeding, cleanup .. Reliable.

8170

Locksmiths

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

8175

Masonry

COASTAL STONE MASONRY Retaining walls. 778-887-0020 www.coastal-stonescapes.com

8180

Home Services

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2007 VOLVO C70 CONVERTIBLE Auto, low kms, U4584 $35,999

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2007 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID Grey on grey, only 48,000kms, local, one owner. $22,990

2008 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 4x4, a/c, water resistant interior, C1040 $24,999

2007 LEXUS IS250 Pearl white, auto, a/c, low kms, U4565. $28,995

2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GL AWD Pwr group, a/c, low kms ONLY $20,960

2007 TOYOTA 4RUNNER V6 SPORT Grey, one owner,immaculate, U5352A SALE PRICE $28,995

2007 MERCEDES BENZ AMG $66,990

2007 FORD F150 Leather, pwr windows, 4x4, 4dr, V8, C1056 $24,999

2007 VOLVO S60 2.5T Auto, leather, sunroof, U4530. Was $25,995 NOW $23,999

2007 HYUNDAI ACCENT SR Pwr group, a/c, subwoofer, only 35,000kms $13,900

2007 VW RABBIT 2.7L, auto, a/c, cruise, cloth, keyless entry, only 34,000kms, U5455 SALE PRICE $14,995

2007 AUDI Q7 Fully loaded, gold on tan, beautiful condition $37,990

2007 INFINITI FX35 Backup camera, leather, Xenon, pwr group, C1049A $27,999

2007 VOLVO XC90 V8 AWD, 7 pass, rear entertainment, U4449. Was $45,999 NOW $41,999

2007 HONDA CRV LX Auto, 4WD, low kms $23,900

2006 Toyota Matrix TRD Sport 5 spd manual, local, alloy wheels, a/c, pwr locks, only 56k, spotless. $9,850

2007 AUDI A4 S LINE 3.2 QUATTRO Sunroof, Bose audio, C1027 $35,999

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2005 TOYOTA ECHO HB 5dr, silver, auto, only 72,600kms, 51mpg, warranty, U5470 SALE PRICE $7,995

2007 LEXUS IS250 AWD, blue on tan, only 43,000kms, Lexus Certified $32,990

1995 BMW 530i Station Wagon auto, sunroof, leather, only 145k, a very attractive, rare and well $TBA kept vehicle

2006 VOLVO XC90 7 pass, DVD & nav, U4505 SUMMER SPECIAL $28,999

2007 LEXUS IS250 Leather, a/c, push button start, low kms. $31,900

1997 Mercedes Benz E320 4Dr Sedan auto, local, leather, sunroof, only 117k, sold by us previously & just traded in, exceptionally well kept. $8,850

2006 AUDI A3 Leather, 5dr, tinted windows, 2L turbo, C1012 $24,599

2004 TOYOTA SIENNA LE AWD, silver, cloth, 125,000kms, 7 pass, U5352A $17,995

2006 TOYOTA SEQUOIA SR5 Great condition, DVD entertainment pkg $25,990

2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 7 pass, leather, pwr group, AWD, C1023 $23,999

2006 HUMMER H3 Low kms, sunroof, a/c U4547. Was $25,999 NOW $24,999

2005 HYUNDAI TUCSON GL Manual, only 55,000kms, a/c, pwr group $12,900

2003 GMC SIERRA 1500 4WD, 112,000kms, silver, very clean, U101084A SALE PRICE $17,995

2004 LEXUS SC430 CONVERT. Only 62,000kms, silver on black, one owner, local, beautiful $34,990

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2004 FORD F350 S/C DIESEL XLT Canopy, box liner, custom audio, security alarm, C0986A $22,999

2004 VOLVO V70R WAGON Loaded, rare car, U4579 $23,999

2004 CHEV OPTRA 4dr, manual, only 60,000kms $7,409

2000 HONDA ODYSSEY Gold, auto, very clean, only 101,000kms, U11037B SALE PRICE $12,995

2002 VOLVO S60 Beautiful car, full service history & ICBC report. $10,990

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A28 - North Shore News - Friday, August 6, 2010

REV

YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE ROAD

Columnist DAVID CHAO reviews the 2011 Toyota Avalon next week in REV

Grinding Gears

Brendan McAleer

New ideas for old drivers

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

THE 2011 Mustang is bulked up on the outside and under the hood, giving it a ride that is more powerful but less easy-going than last year’s model. It is available at Cam Clark Ford in the Northshore Auto Mall.

2011 Ford Mustang

Mustang adds muscle The first annual B.C. All Sevens Meet will take place Aug. 14 starting at 2 p.m. at 2298 Chapman Way, North Vancouver. If you are interested in a group ride with your Lotus Seven, contact Ron Payne at ronpayne@telus.net or 604-929-4444.

Behind The Wheel David Chao

LET’S talk about the V-6-powered 2011 Ford Mustang — specifically, the one that recently completed 1,457 laps at Bristol Motor Speedway (1,250 kilometres) on a single tank of gas. Ford accomplished this as part of the Mustang 1,000 Lap Challenge (www. mustang1000lapchallenge. com), seeking to prove that the new, 3.7-litre V-6 qualifies

the 2011 Mustang as a fuelefficient sports car. There’s no doubt that the new V-6 — which produces 70 per cent more horsepower than last year’s 4.0-litre block with lower fuel consumption — is an impressive feat of engineering, and Ford should be commended for it. But the 1,000 Lap Challenge was a marketing move of questionable value, because it doesn’t reflect the Mustang’s actual performance. Rounding the track at an average speed of 70 km/h, Challenge drivers encouraged fuel efficiency by “minimizing the use of air conditioning, steady and consistent driving, avoiding sudden stops/ starts and by keeping the r.p.m. low.” That’s great in controlled track conditions, but it’s setting owners up for disappointment when they take the car into the real world, due simply to the demands of daily driving. The slightest acceleration will send the economy gauge skyward, and stop-and-go

traffic neutralizes any savings from highway mileage. So, while a 2011 Mustang V-6 is technically more efficient than the 2010 version, it feels like you have to put in far more effort and restraint when driving to make that happen. But the new V-6 is powerful, maybe too powerful for its own good. The beauty of the old V-6, with its 210 horsepower and 240 footpounds of torque, was that it was big and easy-going. With reasonable horsepower and plenty of torque it was a very relaxed and smooth engine, and the right choice for those prizing Mustang style over pure speed. In contrast, the new V-6 feels like it’s trying too hard to use its 305 h.p. and 280 foot-pounds of torque. It’s not interested in cruising, but it doesn’t have the acceleration of the V-8powered Mustang GT (which also gains a new engine for 2011). It’s somewhere inbetween, and maybe that’s OK, maybe not. You’ll need to drive one yourself to make

that judgement. This being said, the Mustang remains a great value and an excellent car. It’s a bit unfortunate that the recent changes — the drivetrains this year and the revised exterior styling last year — have been done to remain competitive with the returning Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, because the Mustang was already far better than either of its newer competitors. Design This generation of Mustang looked clean and classic when it debuted but the mid-cycle refresh turned it into something that’s aggressive and overly muscular. It’s as if it pumped too much iron in the gym, going from sprinter to bodybuilder overnight. With a bulging hood and arched brow over the headlamps, the Mustang has a predatory look — especially when done up in the GT

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California Special Edition package, which adds a chrome billetstyle grille and side air scoops behind the doors. The dashboard centres on two top-mounted, rectangular vents set in a brushed aluminum panel that runs the width of the car and pinches in the middle. The aesthetic is quite pleasing, but ergonomics could be improved by moving those vents and placing the controls higher up. Compared to newer Fords, the Mustang’s materials are beginning to feel a bit dated. That’s not a big surprise, as it’s one of the older vehicles in Ford’s portfolio and suffers in comparison to the materials in the fantastic Fusion and Taurus sedans. Performance In addition to the new V-6, the Mustang gains a 5.0-litre V-8 generating 412 h.p. and 390 foot-pounds of torque, compared to the 315 h.p. and 325 foot-pounds of torque of last year’s 4.6-litre engine. It’s also more efficient than its predecessor, and both engines share six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. If you like acceleration, the V-8 is a better choice. The V-6 struggles through the 3,000-4,000 r.p.m. range, then surges when it hits maximum horsepower at 6,500. There is, however, a ton of torque at the low end. With a large turning radius, the Mustang requires wide

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goes on the back of Mom’s minivan, Junior thinks that driving around at Warp 10 and doing e-brake turns is going to impress all the girls so much that their clothes will fall off. As such, these youths tend to drive into trees, embankments and each other, which you would think would cause a handy Darwinian thinning of the herd and result in a brighter humanity with only the best and smartest surviving, but I’ve been to Best Buy recently, and I can assure you that such is not the case. Not to be sexist either: girls are nearly as bad, and surveys show that they’re more prone to engage in distracted driving (such as texting while driving) than boys. Or perhaps they’re just less likely to lie on a survey. Either way, if you see a spotty face behind that steering wheel, immediately leap behind the nearest available wall. Someone’s crash rate is the chance of having an accident per kilometre travelled. With Billy Hormone setting the benchmark at Death on Wheels, you’d think dear old Ed and Betty Nice would be safe to be around. Well, you’d be correct for the most part. Statistics show that the safest drivers out there are between the ages of 65 and 70. Retirees in this age category still have sharp

reflexes and excellent decision-making power, as well as being equipped with 50-plus years of driving experience. They also excel at nagging, but that doesn’t seem to help with the driving aspect of things. However, and it’s a big one, as you climb up in years past the age of 80, the crash rate begins to equal or exceed those zany teens. This particular statistic might be one of those cases where, as Homer Simpson best said it, “People can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. Fourteen per cent of people know that.” First of all, not only are those seniors on the road driving less per year than the teenagers, they’re also doing the bulk of their driving in built-up areas, where fender-benders are most likely to occur. Still, if you’ve ever watched someone totter across the Safeway Parking lot, load their walking frame into the back of a continentsized Crown Victoria, and then painfully fold themselves into the seat before lurching off like a bucking bronco, you can’t help but be a little concerned about, say, riding a bicycle whilst sharing a road with that person. Worse still, consider this: the baby boomers, the generation that ruined the environment, put us all in insurmountable debt,

and made country and western music popular, are all becoming senior drivers. That’s fine for the moment, as most of them will be coming into their safe-driving salad days first, but once the crest of the population swells into a wave of octogenarians out there, what will the roads be like? Certainly, there is cause for concern, and perhaps for betterstructured government driver-assessment and retraining programs for those who are 75-plus — even if every time I mention the word “government” I get a pinching sensation in the seat of my pants as a gentleman from Canada Revenue attempts to remove my wallet with a large pair of tongs. There are many out there ready to simply take the keys away from their parents, aunts and uncles once they’ve reached a certain age. “You’re no longer allowed to drive,” is something that I’m sure every senior fears hearing, as it marks the closing off of a gateway to independence. Certainly, were I to try something like that on my Dad, I would probably find myself the recipient of a Belfast Handshake, which is a quick knee-jab to the gentleman’s area. These past few weeks, I have gained a little extra insight into the freedom that having a car around provides. The only way I could talk my wife into a ridiculous 300-plus horsepower wagon that only runs on 94 octane gas was by agreeing to have just one car in the family and share the driving and ride my bicycle more to reduce our carbon footprint and blah blah rainforest granola hemp-pants Kumbaya. Now though, she’s been out of town for more than a month, which has meant that all travel has been either by foot, bicycle or transit. I’d like to think of myself as more-or-less able-bodied, with the footnote that I could probably spend a little less time in front of the laptop, and quaff a few less pints of beer. Still, it’s been a right pain in the ass not to be able to hop in the car to, for instance, meet a friend out of town for fishing. Run out of milk? Oh well, can’t pop down to the store, you have to plan a half-hour trip with plenty of hills to climb. What must it be like, then, for a senior with limited mobility to lose the right to drive (and it is both a right and a privilege), to become essentially a prisoner in their home? Again, I’m planning to be buried with my keys. If I can find them. So is there a solution? Well, several, really, along with better driver retraining. The first is planned retirement from driving, with a view to exploring the alternatives to owning a car in a person’s neighbourhood. This may involve relocating from a rural area into a more centralized, urban place that’s better served by transit. Secondly, senior-specific transit services, perhaps based on the ZipCar model, whereby a senior could have access to individualized transportation for a few hours each week, could remove the confusion of trying to make various bus and train connections to get across town. Lastly, and this is probably the best bit, car companies have recognized what we’ve known all along: all drivers, young, old, male or female, are idiots most of the time (hands up, I’m one too!). Therefore, they’ve been hard at work developing technologies such as pedestrian-avoidance systems, lane-departure warnings, blind-spot detectors, laser-guided emergency braking, and drowsiness alarms. Some of these technologies are already in place on high-end luxury cars, but within the next 10 to 15 years you can expect them to be as prevalent as, say, airbags and anti-lock brakes. Good news for us all, as, if I’m inevitably to be run over by dear old gran, it would be lovely if she had a kinder, gentler car that didn’t hurt so much. Now, if we could just find a way to keep those kids off the dang lawn. Brendan McAleer is a freelance writer and automotive enthusiast. If you have a suggestion for a column please contact him at mcaleer. nsnews@gmail.com.

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THE Dodge Challenger is a potent machine but also trails the Mustang in day-to-day usability.

for the V-8 with automatic. Thumbs up Impressive power gains; sharp handling; excellent convertible and glass roofs. Thumbs down Tough competition from Dodge and Chevy; cheap interior materials. The bottom line Still one of the most interesting vehicles on the road. Competitors Chevrolet Camaro The Camaro sells for $26,995 with a 3.6-litre V-6 producing 304 h.p. and 273 foot-pounds of torque, or a 6.2-litre V-8 tuned for either 400 h.p. and 410 foot-pounds of torque or 426 h.p. and 420 foot-pounds of torque. There’s no doubt that the Camaro is cool, but the Mustang is a much better car for daily usage, and bests the Chevy with its convertible and glass roofs. Dodge Challenger Starting at $25,995, the Challenger is equipped with a 3.5-litre V-6 producing 250 h.p. and 250 foot-pounds of torque, a 5.7-litre Hemi V-8 with 372 h.p. and 400 footpounds of torque, or a 6.1litre V-8 with 425 h.p. and 420 foot-pounds of torque. It’s no surprise that the

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