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MORE than a dozen seniors are about to lose their homes with the closure of 14 subsidized assisted living rooms in North Vancouver. North Shore Private Hospital, owners of the Lynn Valley Assisted Living centre at Lynn Valley Road and Fromme Avenue, are terminating their lease with Vancouver Coastal Health after just four years in order to convert the space to unsubsidized complex care beds. The news was a “bombshell” for Daniel Thompson, whose 85-year-old mother has been a resident for three years. He’s worried about what impact the move and stress will have on her health, and how long she’s going to have to wait to find a new home. His mother, June, calls him regularly, he said, and has been consistently worried about where she will go. “She’s anxious, I mean this is her home,” he said. “I don’t know what to do.” June suffers from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. All the other residents are older than she is, said Thompson. He feels the owners were putting the residents at risk for a little extra cash, and worries other privately run facilities might follow suit. Non-subsidized units can cost several thousands per month, and aside from Lynn Valley Assisted Living, there are only 111 publicly funded beds available on the North Shore, split between Cedar Garden and Churchill House in North Vancouver and Kiwanis Manor in West Vancouver. “(Vancouver Coastal Health) is trying to help everybody find a place and of course there isn’t a place to be found,” he said. “There’s a serious lack of subsidized assisted living on the North Shore.” Facility manager Mehdi Sherkat agreed the problem is money, but insisted they aren’t trying to be greedy. He said funding levels provided by Vancouver Coastal Health aren’t enough to cover increasing costs of assisted living care, in particular when paying for a new building. “Unfortunately, this leaves very few options for us,” he said in an email. “We can reduce staffing and sacrifice care standards, but those options are not acceptable to us.” Sherkat said the company has made a commitment to assist family members with costs of the move — something they’re not required to do — and won’t ask anyone to leave their home until they’ve found a new spot in their chosen building. “This is an issue care providers across B.C. . . . are facing,” he said. See Residents page 3

Iodide sells out on plant fears Manisha Krishnan

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NORTH Shore pharmacies are being bombarded with requests for potassium iodide, fuelled by public fear over leaking radiation at the damaged Fukushima power plant in Japan.

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DANIEL Thompson and his mother June are not sure what to do after June and 12 other residents of the Lynn Valley Assisted Living centre were told to find a new home.

Several explosions and fires that have broken out at the plant’s six nuclear reactors have resulted in dangerously high levels of radiation in the quaketorn nation. But British Columbians have no real cause for concern, as the radioactive material is not likely to make its way over here, according to Dr. Perry Kendall, the provincial health officer. “There’s currently no increased radiation in B.C. and the modeling that’s been done on a variety of scenarios doesn’t suggest that there would be any radiation of any concern to human health effects,” said Kendall. Potassium iodide, a compound known as K1, is used to protect the thyroid gland from radioactive iodine and is generally available in communities located near nuclear power plants in the event of a meltdown, he said. “It’s not generally stockpiled for broader nuclear responses.” But that hasn’t stopped customers from asking. West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Medical Centre ran out of both liquid and pill forms of potassium iodide earlier this week and it won’t be restocking any time soon. “It may do more harm than See Iodide page 5

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WV Evelyn project up for grabs

Troubled development went into receivership in December, records show

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WEST Vancouver’s troubled Evelyn development is up for sale.

A Supreme Court order to place the property into receivership was made in December after the developer, Millennium Evelyn Properties Ltd., defaulted on a $72 million mortgage. Now creditors are awiting its sale to collect their debts. That court decision had been sealed until earlier this week. The Sentinel Hill development has been appraised at $100 million, but David Bowra, president of the Bowra Group, the newly appointed receiver for the property, said he’s not sure how much it will actually sell for. “I have no idea what it’s worth; it’s worth what someone will pay for it,” said Bowra. “I mean, it’s a big chunk of real estate and it’s a lot of money. There are probably a fairly limited number of people who could acquire a piece of property like that. And it’s not just acquiring the property, it’s developing it as well.” The City of Vancouver, which is owed money from Millennium Development Corp.’s Olympic Village project, is listed as one of the charge holders against Evelyn, but Bowra couldn’t confirm whether or not the city will receive any money. “I don’t know if they’re actually owed money or if their mortgage has been assigned, but . . . there are a lot of other people who would have to get paid ahead of them,” he said. As for the buyers who have pre-purchased 31 of Evelyn’s 109 condominium units, their money is safe in a lawyers’ trust, according to Bowra. And while they’re free to get it back, most of them appear to want to see the project through, he said. “The vast majority . . . are still very interested in buying a unit in the development; I think the number I heard was 80 per cent,” he said. “I’d like to think in the next 30 to 60 days, we’ll have some definitive news for them, one way or another.” The District of West Vancouver is also eager to see the long-awaited project get rolling. “I think the receiver, his job will be to deal with the property very quickly, as quickly as possible. So that, I would say, bodes well for moving ahead,” said Geri Boyle, manager of community planning for the municipality. “The community worked hard to come up with an agreement working with a developer and I think they’ve been disappointed to see it sit as sort of a construction site for so long.” In response to Millennium’s claims that municipal approvals took longer to achieve than anticipated and “land lenders lost patience with the long process,” Boyle partially agreed. “It was a complicated process, certainly getting through the zoning probably took longer than they anticipated,” she said. No building permits have been issued to date, but if a new developer were to buy the property they could proceed under the approved master plan. Millennium Development Corp. is behind both the Evelyn Drive project and the Olympic Village development, which is also in receivership. The latter first ran into problems when its financial backer, Fortress Investment Group, pulled out in 2008 and was replaced by the City of Vancouver. The city has yet to recover its $740-million loan.

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THE unfinished Evelyn Drive development on Taylor Way in West Vancouver is up for sale. This was revealed earlier this week when a court decision was unsealed. A number of creditors are in line to collect.

That’s an assertion that Anna Marie D’Angelo, senior public affairs officer for Vancouver Coastal Health, describes as plain wrong. D’Angelo said they follow a standard template for funding for all facilities, and that each facility presents a business case before having their beds approved so they know the financing is sustainable. VCH hasn’t heard any concerns from any other facilities, she said. “We’re confident in this case that the operator’s financial costs, his challenges are not with the assisted living program, but perhaps were incurred with his construction program,” said D’Angelo. The new assisted living beds are in a new concrete building that was completed in 2009, halfway through their latest five-year contract. The contract had a termination clause that allowed the operators to opt out one year early. The health authority is assuring residents they will go to the top of the wait-list for any facility on the North Shore. One resident has already been placed, said Gavin Wilson, another spokesman for Vancouver Coastal Health. Several others will be placed over the next months, he said, while some may find they need a higher level of care as they age, which means they would be able to stay in their building. Wilson said the health authority will replace the beds on the North Shore as soon as a new operator can be found, but couldn’t say how long that would take.

Political names surface in Wilson court case

Lawyers point to possible web of intrigue around MP’s downfall Jane Seyd

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LAWYERS for both the Province newspaper and former West Vancouver Liberal MP Blair Wilson have pointed to a web of potential political intrigue around Wilson’s political downfall in 2007.

Both sides were in the Court of Appeal this week, arguing over whether Province reporter Elaine O’Connor should be forced to reveal the secret source who gave her an anonymous report in the fall of 2007 alleging Wilson breached Elections Act rules. The Province is appealing a Dec. 31 ruling by Supreme Court Justice Paul Williamson, who ordered O’Connor to give up the name of the source, known only as “a citizen in the riding,” prior to the start of defamation trial set for the fall. The allegations contained in the report — which was also sent anonymously to the Elections Act Commissioner, a political blogger and a Canadian Press journalist — became part of a story published by the Province in October 2007. That story also detailed allegations by Wilson’s father-in-law Bill Lougheed that Wilson had exaggerated his business successes, that Wilson and his wife owed Lougheed millions of dollars and that Lougheed felt Wilson was unfit for political office. At the time, Wilson’s wife Kelly was locked in an acrimonious battle with her father over her late mother Norma Lougheed’s estate.

The allegations in the front-page Province article essentially spelled the end of Wilson’s political career. After the story was published, Wilson was forced to resign from the Liberal caucus. Wilson was not charged following the Elections Act audit, but did enter into a “compliance agreement” after it was revealed he had made some minor errors in expense reporting. WilsonlatersuedO’Connor and the corporate owner of the Province newspaper — the company that also owns the North Shore News — for defamation. Wilson also named FORMER West ex-Liberal MLA Judy Tyabji Vancouver-Sunshine Wilson (no relation), her Coast-Sea to Sky MP company Tugboat Enterprises, Blair Wilson blogger Steve Janke and prominent federal Liberal Mark Marissen in the defamation suit, alleging they also played a role in either distributing or publishing the allegations that smeared his reputation. Those names — and those of other prominent political players — were repeated in court Wednesday as Burnett argued there were several people besides O’Connor whom Wilson could have pursued to find out who wrote the report, without demanding that a journalist turn over her source. Among them were several people referred to by Tyabji in pre-

trial statements as knowing about the allegations against Wilson before O’Connor’s article was published, according to Burnett. These included former Conservative MP John Reynolds, who Tyabji said told her husband — former politician Gordon Wilson — that the allegations were about to be made public. Other people mentioned by Tyabji as being possibly connected to the report were Neil McIver — election campaign manager for current West Vancouver Conservative MP John Weston, former police officer and blogger Leo Knight and several Liberal riding organizers who worked on Wilson’s campaign. Burnett told the three appeal court justices the anonymous report made up just a small part of the total article on Wilson. He said it’s also important to consider how O’Connor treated the information handed over by the source — including practicing due diligence by seeking out others to back up the allegations. But Jay Straith, Wilson’s lawyer, said Wednesday it’s unlikely the report’s author will be revealed by anyone other than O’Connor, as several people — including Tyabji, McIver and Knight — have already denied writing it. Straith added the allegations in the report handed over by the source weren’t just a small part of the story about Wilson. “This is the heart of the article,” he said. In his earlier ruling, Williamson said the source is crucial to the defamation case because it would address the question of whether the person who provided the report did so because it was in the public interest or whether they were motivated by personal or political “malice” towards Wilson. But Burnett argued Wednesday there’s no reason a source not motivated by “noble” purposes should get less protection under the law. He added if confidential sources aren’t protected, other people with information vital to the public interest won’t be willing to talk to journalists.


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Iodide poses health risks

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good to take something at this point,” said Cristina Alarcon, a pharmacist at Hollyburn. “If there were a real threat, the risk of getting sick would be outweighed by the benefits of protecting yourself. But if there is no real risk then . . . it can produce nausea, vomiting, stomach ache.” Goiters and irregular heartbeats are also a possibility, she said. Other pharmacies such as London Drugs and Shoppers Drug Mart in North Vancouver don’t even carry the compound. “A lot of people are asking about it and they’re panicking,” said Czarina Abude, a pharmacy assistant at Shoppers Drug Mart in Central Lonsdale. While small amounts are being sourced out for those with relatives overseas, John Tse, vice president of pharmacy for London Drugs, strongly discourages locals from ingesting it themselves. That’s because it can actually cause the thyroid glands to stop producing its own iodine, he said. “You can actually do your body harm by just turning it on and off artificially.”

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ewly minted B.C. Premier Christy Clark brought a long overdue change Wednesday when she announced an increase to B.C.’s minimum wage. It’s about time, and certainly no credit to the Liberal regime of the past decade that it’s taken a new leader to make good on the obvious. In a province where living costs are some of the highest in the country, the current minimum of $8 an hour is woefully inadequate. A person working a 40-hour week at that rate earns less than $17,000 a year. Any individual would have trouble supporting a household on such a meagre sum, let alone an individual with children. Clark’s plan goes some way to fixing the problem, by bumping up the base in stages — first to $8.75 per hour, then to

$9.50 on Nov. 1 and finally to $10.25 on May 1, 2012. This is certainly no panacea for the working poor, but it is a welcome step in the right direction. Businesses will be singing a different tune, however, faced as they are now with three painful jumps in their costs. That’s not Clark’s fault, of course. Had her predecessor raised the rate over the past decade by a modest, predictable sum annually, employers wouldn’t be forced to play catch-up over a few short months. Clark would do well now to take steps to avoid repeating that mistake. Her government should pass legislation, similar to a rule in the Yukon, that would ensure the wage keeps pace with inflation. It’s a simple change that could save a great deal of heartache down the road.

Monuments to folly threaten Ambleside

YO, West Vancouverites, ecstatic that four new towers are being planned for our supposedly unique, environmentally sensitive and extremely expensive town?

Or is that the sort of density you fled from in lesser places, willing and able to pay super-premium prices for West Vancouver’s beauty, space, views, quietude? Marine Drive and 13th is up for redevelopment and the Ambleside Safeway site could soon see 10 or 15 storeys transforming — or trashing — the small-shops area. The old Wetmore Motors site — bought by the Ron Wood council for a canny $5.56 million, sold at what I’d call a ridiculous giveaway $14.5 million for an essentially forever 125-year lease — is a focus for furious opposition to a planned seven-storey building. And now on Park Royal’s south side, where a consultant is looking at more

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Trevor Lautens retail space and apartments, probably a 20-storey tower. More blocking of sky and sunset all around — and there’s more in the wings that Town Hall hasn’t revealed. If they’re built, today’s Lions Gate Bridge and Taylor Way-Marine Drive paralysis will look like a Saskatchewan back road in January, and the turtling reconstruction at this end of the bridge will be obsolete before it’s finished. Now throw in the City of North Vancouver’s massive Harbourside plan. Expect a

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re-start of the failed Third Crossing debate of the early 1980s, which sputtered out in argument over a tunnel — fortunately. Experienced municipal reporter Frances Bula told CKNW listeners that downtown developers stupidly (arrogantly?) think they can impose Yaletown style on Ambleside. The 250 West Vancouver citizens who turned out to view plans last week largely said otherwise. Election year!

••• Official Community Plan, definition: A set of inflexible municipal rules instantly dissolved by money. ••• There’s a guarded hint that former West Vancouver councillor Vivian Vaughan might run for the mayoralty. In 2008, Vaughan was only 600 votes behind Mayor Pam Goldsmith-Jones, who won re-election with just 40 per cent of votes cast in a

three-way race. Without John Clark’s late entry this time around, who knows?

••• Premier Christy (The Smile That Ate British Columbia) Clark has elevated the charming, savvy North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Naomi Yamamoto, previously Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations and more recently for building code renewal, to Minister of Advanced Education. Interesting times. B.C. members of Parliament Stockwell Day, Chuck Strahl and John Cummins are retiring from the federal Conservative government. What a coincidence. Cummins specifically is helping resuscitate the long-snoring provincial Conservatives, who claim a huge percentage rise in membership to about 2,000. If Strahl’s health allowed it, I’d peg him for a populist leader who could rally the many disgruntled, likely

removing the Clark smile to New Democrat faces.

••• Gregoz Gawronski of North Vancouver takes brisk issue with unfashionable gold denier Stephen Jarislowsky, quoted here, who dared anyone to “go into a grocery store with an ounce of gold in his hot little fist.” “Paper money is just an IOU, nothing more or less, paper that in real emergency will be instantly worthless,” Gawronski writes. “However, thanks to gold, many people survived the (second world) war. It has a universal value; it cannot be multiplied like the American dollars; it was used to bribe the Germans during the war. “They wouldn’t think of taking any ‘paper money’ no matter whose head was printed on the bills. My great-great-grandfather had a vase full of Russian golden Imperials; the whole family survived the war thanks to that. “I dare anyone to go into

a grocery store with a pocket full of paper money in his hot little fist . . . in a few years, it will be worthless! So I say, hold on to gold.”

••• Neil Thompson, who periodically vents his views in these pages, rudely slams MLA Ralph Sultan’s report citing poverty in rich West Vancouver — among single moms and some immigrants. Why the hell, says Thompson, are single moms and poor immigrants trying to live in the most expensive community in the country? ••• So there I was trundling through a fine review in the Times Literary Supplement of Norman Stone’s book on the Cold War when I snapped to full attention. Reviewer Charles King, musing on the Cold War triumph of the Atlantic (read: Western) nations, concluded that if the West is now to See In Praise page 8

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Ten uneasy steps to a genuinely New Era

JUST hours before Christy Clark was sworn in as this province’s 35th premier, a B.C. Liberal MLA joked to me that it was the dawn of another “New Era,” similar to the one that ushered in the Gordon Campbell government in 2001.

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“Sure glad I saved all those New Era signs!” said Ralph Sultan, the MLA from West Vancouver-Capilano. But how much of a New Era will it really be? The proof will be in how much Clark is willing to review or re-visit some key issues that began to wear on the Campbell administration. She has challenges in all kinds of areas. So what better time to offer her some advice on what to do first? Here are some of the things that should be topping the new premier’s to-do list: 1. Raise the minimum wage. Clark, to her credit, announced Wednesday she would be doing just that. It’s embarrassing that this province has the lowest minimum wage in the country. 2. Restore the independence of the B.C. Utilities Commission, reexamine the Green Energy Plan., the role of independent

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power production, and BC Hydro’s mammoth proposed 50 per cent increase in rates (over five years). 3. Conduct an independent review of the payment of the legal bills arising from the BC Rail trial. The whole episode cost taxpayers more than $12 million and raised serious questions about the effectiveness of the special prosecutor system, not to mention the payment of legal fees for defendants who pleaded guilty. 4. Stop fighting with the independent children’s representative, Mary-Ellen Turpel-Lafond. While the advocate may stretch her mandate a bit at times, the B.C. government needs to take significant steps to show it’s serious about implementing child protection reforms that she and others, such as Ted Hughes, have demanded.

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5. Re-instate all gaming revenues going to charities and non-profit organizations. Again, Clark has promised to do this and has the latitude for it in the current budget. The B.C. Liberals inflicted significant political damage on themselves by cutting these grants for relatively minor financial savings. 6. Find a way to fend off a looming contract showdown with the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation. This may prove impossible (the union is incapable of unrealistic negotiations) but before throwing in the towel, Clark would be well advised to try a conciliatory approach with a group she fought with when she was education minister. 7. Revisit the funding formula when it comes to financing the K-12 education system. Every year, we see school boards clashing with the government on this issue. Every year, the government argues the dollar-per-pupil amount is going up, and every year school boards scream it’s not enough money to prevent layoffs, larger classes and school closures. 8. Include rising Medical Service Plan premiums and an increased carbon tax when it comes to measuring the full impact of government policies on a family’s pocketbook. The MSP hikes, in particular, have been dropped on the public

with little or no debate, and they are bound to have a significant impact on middleclass families. 9. If the carbon tax does indeed stay, at least examine the merits of using the revenues from it to help fund public transit. TransLink will continue to face serious unfunded liabilities in the months and years ahead, and who knows? Maybe the carbon tax is the way to close the gap

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Grouse, Capilano promoted in China Major media group features North Shore

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ONE of the largest travel media companies in China has chosen three North Shore attractions as places to visit while on vacation. Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain and Arc’teryx Equipment’s factory store were among Lower Mainland locations featured in recent weeks in a 100-page story by the country’s World Traveller Media Group. Metro Vancouver is the first Canadian city to be highlighted by the company since China granted Canada approved destination status last June. That exposure is a big deal for North Shore businesses, said Stacy Chala, a spokeswoman for Capilano Suspension Bridge. “We hope (the magazine) will definitely bring out future visitors and increase the profile for Vancouver, so hopefully we’ll get more guests down the

line,” she said. According to Chala, the suspension bridge is already targeting Vancouver’s Chinese residents to get them familiar with the attraction — nearly 15 per cent of the bridge’s visitors last year were Chinese. But she’s hoping that the new advertising will drive that number up further, she said. Theregionisalsohighlighted on World Traveller’s website, the Shanghai TV Documentary Channel, 30 TV stations across China and in clips shown on subways and airports throughout the country. It’s estimated the package is worth $17 million in advertising for the city. Grouse Mountain doesn’t keep records of visitors’ nationalities; however, the

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Approved status raises visits to BC by 20% From page 9 The company will see a greater impact in sales overseas than at their local retailers, he said. World Traveller is also developing an iPhone app that will feature the magazine’s content and include itineraries to promote travel planning. “Vancouver is a city with a remarkable amount of tourism resources, which many other cities just can’t compete with. This, coupled with the fact that Canada just received Approved Destination Status, is the main reason we chose Vancouver as the first city in Canada to feature in the magazine,” said the company’s senior feature director, Maggie Xue. The granting of approved status means that, for the first time, Canadian tourism and experiences are allowed to be marketed within China. The agreement is expected to increase Chinese visitors to B.C. by 20 per cent this yer alone. More than 100 countries have been designated approved destintions so far. Last year, 118,481 visitors came to B.C. from China, an increase of almost 19 per cent

North Shore nears snowfall record

Ski resorts see base approach all-time high with weeks to go Diana Szpotowicz editor@nsnews.com

THE Lower Mainland’s recent spate of bad weather has created near-record snow depths on North Shore ski slopes.

At more than 700 centimetres to date and a month and a half still to go in the season, this could well end up being a record year, said William Mbaho, a spokesman for Grouse Mountain. The last decade saw two seasons break the 1,000 cm record at Grouse, with the highest at 1,057 cm recorded in the winter of 2007/2008. “Skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers are ecstatic. They’re telling us this is what they expect a winter to look and feel like,” said Mbaho. A representative for Cypress Mountain made similar comments. “You read about the snow on online social sites, and hear a loud buzz about it when you’re out and about on

the mountain,” said Joffrey Koeman, the resort’s director of sales and marketing. With 539 cm at the midmountain recorded by March 15, Koeman said Cypress has likely topped its 1998/1999 record season in the days since. “So we’re pretty much at a decade-long high,” he said. Last year, Cypress only saw around half this year’s snowfall. The snow began to cover the mountain in midNovember, and except for

a lull in January, it hasn’t stopped coming down since, said Koeman. The conditions have given visitors 100 per cent access to its runs and trails. Cypress expected to receive another two to three cm of snow this week. With approximately 45 days to go before the mountain closes for the summer, Koeman expects a lot more to come. Mbaho said that while the season usually wraps up in mid-April at Grouse, he sees no reason why the mountain won’t be closed closer to the end of May this year. “This gives us the best chance of seeing a new snowfall record this year,” he said.

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BRIGHT LIGHTS

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Fourth annual Spring Festival

Einaz Farahmand enjoys the festivities.

Rojina, Goya and Sally Sar Salari celebrate spring.

Bahar Sarbar performs with the Chichaklar Dance Group. The fourth annual Spring Festival, presented by the Canadian Iranian Foundation and the North Vancouver Recreation Commission, was held in the Mickey McDougall gymnasium Sunday. Music, dancing, children’s activities, door prizes, traditional food and more were showcased to celebrate the season and North Shore Multicultural Society’s Norouz. The foundation is presenting a Norouz Gala, a Persian New Year celebration, Sunday, March 20 Homa Soltani and Parvin Enferadi greet those in attendance. at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel at 6 p.m. Tickets and info: www.cif-bc.com.

Bank of Montreal’s Kim Lacey and Molly Hawes flank Abbas Esmaili.

Investors Group’s Kam Bagheri, Sheida Shahlapour, Ramak Ghavami and Ali Fadaie attend.

Ramesh Tehrani, Roya Payami, Alnaz Farhadi and Dinaz Kanga represent TD Bank.

Tala Florist’s Michelle Mohseni and Wendy Tran sell orchids and other flowers.

Feri Shapuri, Shabnam Vaghayenegar and Marcia Amaral display their wares from Westview Bakery.

Please direct requests for event coverage to: emcphee@nsnews.com. For more Bright Lights photos go to: www.nsnews.com/galleries.


Friday, March 18, 2011 - North Shore News - A13

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Spirit of the West set to play CelticFest

■ Spirit of the West, with The Starbirds, at Big St. Pat’s Night Out!, Saturday, March 19, at 8 p.m. at the Vogue Theatre, part of CelticFest Vancouver, running until Sunday, March 20. Tickets: $30/$35 visit www.celticfestvancouver.com.

Erin McPhee emcphee@nsnews.com

GEOFFREY Kelly didn’t want to go.

Travelling through Europe in the ‘70s on a year-long trip with a friend, one of their hosts urged them to accompany her to a Dougie MacLean concert. “This lady that we were staying with in Austria dragged us to go see him and neither one of us were too keen on going to a folk club,” says Kelly, a Deep Cove resident. “But something really happened for me that night. I saw Scottish music presented in a contemporary way.” That evening proved to be an important catalyst in Kelly’s life and career, seeing him go on to be a founding member of Spirit of the West, a beloved Canadian band with 13 albums under its belt. Born in Scotland to a father skilled on accordion and a mother with an exceptional voice, Kelly was always a fan of music. Moving to Canada at age nine, Kelly’s true passion emerged when he fell in love with FM radio as a teenager, recording broadcasted music onto an old reel-to-reel in his Lynn Valley home. Following his trip to Europe, he developed a strong interest in the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland and Brittany, consuming as much of it as possible. His newfound interest led him to volunteer at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival where he was introduced to a number of local and international musicians. “It was eventually through those local musicians that I actually started learning how to play flutes and whistles and that was kind of the beginning for me,” he says. Following that, Kelly and current member John Mann and former member J. Knutson, all North Shore residents at the time, formed Spirit of the West in 1983. The band has experienced tremendous success, earning a major fanbase, attracted to their upbeat, Celtic-flavoured, folk-rock offerings. See Spirit page 29

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THE Drive-By Truckers played their own brand of southern rock at the Commodore Ballroom March 11. For more photos from the concert go to www.nsnews.com.

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■ Drive-By Truckers, Commodore Ballroom, March 11. The Drive-By Truckers roared onto the stage at the Commodore on Friday and kept their foot on the gas for nearly two hours. The sold-out crowd were treated to an energetic performance by the six-piece band as they rolled out new songs from their recently released CD, Go Go Boots, and a broad selection of material from their 15-year career. With three guitars plus bass, keyboards and

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From page 15 and encouraged a sing-a-long on “Everybody Needs Love.” His performance is the fuel that drives the band. When the vocals are handed over to Mike Cooley the energy feels turned down, likewise for the two songs that bass player Shonna Tucker sang. The outstanding slide guitar playing by John Neff soars through most of their material and he smoothly moved from instrument to instrument throughout the concert. After a long set and thunderous applause, the band came back and began a 20 minute encore with brilliant new song, “Used to be a Cop.” The fans were able to leave satisfied that they had received a full dose of the DBT. — Terry Peters

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Kay Meek Centre Offstage: Talking Bach: An Illustrated discussion about Bach’s violin sonatas with Marc Destrubé West Vancouver Memorial Library Monday, March 28, 2010 at 10:30am

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Friday, March 18, 2011 - North Shore News - A17

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‘X-rated’ Paul made for sci-fi aficionados ■ Paul. Directed by Greg Mottola. Starring Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig. Rating: 7 (out of 10)

Julie Crawford Contributing Writer

AN alien on Earth or two wonks from England on American soil: who has the bigger cultural chasm to cross?

With Nick Frost and Simon Pegg as screenwriters, the answer is a foregone conclusion. The pair, whose fish-out-of-water antics have entertained us in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, co-wrote Paul, a smutty science fiction love letter directed by Superbad’s Greg Mottola. Frost and Pegg star as Graeme and Clive, two blokes from England who have always dreamed of coming to America and touring the south-

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western UFO hot spots. After meeting their idol at Comic-Con (a deadpan Jeffrey Tambor) they rent a battered Winnebago and head on a multi-state geek trek. At first, their only close encounter is with a pair of rednecks in camo, who mistake their British politeness for gayness. Graeme and Clive flee, but soon run into a real-life alien fugitive named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen). The U.S. government has kept him prisoner since the 1940s, and Paul is keen to get back before they splice his brain in the name of science. After assuring them that he has no plans for an anal probing (“why does everyone ask me that?” he wonders), Paul hitches a ride with the friends, planning on reconnoitering with the mothership in Wyoming. Paul certainly looks the part, with his oversized head and eyes and mossy pallor, but this wise-cracking alien wears shorts and likes his weed. Director Greg Mottola brings some of his Superbad ’tude along with him, giving Seth Rogen free reign to find his inner X-rated E.T. Paul’s slacker sensibility is a nice foil for the uptight Brits, whose collective sexual experience seems limited to a girl in a Wookie suit at their last comic convention. Somewhere along the line, the trio decide they must kidnap Ruth (Kristen Wiig), a fundamentalist Christian with one good eye who promptly claims that Paul is an agent of Satan. At first, Ruth

tries to pray him away. But after Paul illuminates the mysteries of the universe to her, she decides that if there’s no hell she might as well live it up: so starts a steady stream of ill-phrased expletives and a lusty grab for Graeme’s crotch. In hot pursuit are taciturn agent Zoil (Jason Bateman) and two bumbling newbie agents (SNL alum Bill Hader and Joe Lo Truglio) desperate to up their clearance level. Oh, and Ruth’s bible-totin’ papa is on their tail, too. It’s a road trip, it’s a chase movie, it’s a coming-of-age bromance. There are the requisite jokes about the U.K.-U.S. divide, as an American cop wonders how British bobbies get to shoot at anyone when they aren’t allowed to carry guns. But most of the humour consists of in-jokes corralled from other alien films: the Star Wars music playing in the country bar, the memorable five Close Encounters tones at the fireworks mart. We’ve got quotes from Alien (not to mention Sigourney Weaver herself), tributes aplenty to Steven Spielberg (with a bonus phone-call cameo from the director) and all sorts of science fiction references for the keen. The film is crafted with a sci-fi aficionado’s attention to detail, while acknowledging the ridiculousness of the genre. There is a surprising tender heart inside Paul (that tempers Ruth’s pottymouth somewhat), that shows what might have happened to E.T. had he stayed here on earth and been given access to cannabis and cable TV.

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Friday, March 18, 2011 - North Shore News - A21

YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to FASHION & STYLE

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Add a jolt of colour Dear Mattie: I am getting a lot of mixed messages. What’s new in colour for spring? Confused in Capilano

light, not heavy. There should be one piece that is lighter in colour than the other piece. Choose one predominant colour. Even though it is spring, the dominant colour should be the darker colour. There is also a minimalist trend of tone on tone, which is best applied with the colour white and sand. White on white is very popular this season. Gold trim is used to break it up with a luxury element. Sand is the new black and can go as dark or light as you prefer. I really like the sand tones because they range from taupe to moss to creamy hues. Beige is not boring. Sportswear has a lot of intensity going on. Three colours to an outfit are very common. Colour blocking has been introduced this season. This is where one piece has two or more colours on it. Black and grey will work with two other vibrant colours to give your outfit some balance. Colour blocking works best with no more than three colours. I find colour blocking very trendy and possibly short-lived, so don’t spend too much money on these pieces. A better alternative is to buy pieces, each with one bold colour and wear them together to create a

Dear Capilano: This season is one of those seasons when designers start to try new ideas and thus create a new direction of trends. There is a wide variety of colour being introduced and retailers are waiting it out to see what the fashionistas are going to buy. There is a lot of newness and experimentation in colour. If you look carefully, there are some trends developing this season. Most of your choices will depend on your personality and lifestyle. My only word of warning is: don’t jump on the colour bandwagon so fast. Since there is a wide variety of a colour, I suggest we divide them up into sections: professional, sportswear and accent colours. I am going to start with a professional attitude about colour because most ladies are going to sway this direction. The colours to look out for are neutral — sand, white, black, deep blue and pink. Professional clothes need to look

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colour block effect. Crazy colours to look out for are bright yellow, hot pink, and lime green. These colours should also look vibrant, slightly on the neon-punk side. There are many new colours that I would suggest as an accent at this time. These colours can be applied to both professional and sportswear. They haven’t made the status of trendy, but they are still fashionable. Orange, electric blue, red and purple are this year’s new neutrals for spring. Colour can be subtle, like in a headband, or statement-making, as with a glossy handbag. Colour has the tendency to create luxury without costing too much. My only rule this season is that professional clothes will differ from casual. There is a difference in presentation. I think this has happened because ladies like to dress up and enjoy their sportswear, but not at the same time. Adieu, Mattie Mattie à la Mode is a monthly fashion advice column. Mattie is a freelance writer and fashion expert. She can be reached by email at mattiealamode@ gmail.com. Visit her blog at mattiealamode.com.


A22 - North Shore News - Friday, March 18, 2011

LOOK books

A cultural icon

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ANNA Sui launched her career with a breakout runway show in 1991. Photographs from this and subsequent collections fill the pages of this book. Eighteen years worth of fabulous creations are presented and through them you can view the evolution of Sui’s designs. With an introduction by noted fashion photographer and friend Steven Meisel, we are given a glimpse into Sui’s world. He describes the designer as being “absolutely obsessed by music.” In fact, musician Jack White writes in his introduction to the book that he sees a con-

nection with Sui in that they are both influenced by other eras. “Anna’s work, however, transcends eras. She is an artist who is era-less.” With each set of photographs comes an analysis by fashion authority Andrew Bolton, who examines the current collection and its influences. Punk, hippie, goth, romanticism, Andy Warhol, Henri Mattise — all are touchstones of modern culture and all are aspects of Anna Sui. She embraces ideas from a wide range of art forms and then turns them into something completely fresh and bold. This book is a rare commodity in its ability to present such a complete look at a designer’s work. — Terry Peters

Market on the move

PORTOBELLO West kicks off spring at a new location, Creekside Community Centre in the Athletes Village.

Don’t get left in the cold.

On March 26-27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., everyone can explore the latest products of local merchants, including North Van’s Gina Cook of Lootz Design. Launched in 2006 at what was the Plaza of Nations, the fashion and art market moved to the Rocky Mountaineer Station four years ago. After the spring launch, the market will open the last Sunday of every month. For more information, visit www.portobellowest. com.

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Teen talent ALISHA Dagenais, 18, will compete for the title Miss Teen Canada World 2011 in Toronto this July. The Handsworth honour roll student won the provincial title March 6 in Vancouver. Dagenais, who trains with North Shore Academy of Dancing, has won several awards, including one for dance choreography. She plans to pursue a career in science and medicine. Follow her journey on Facebook at MissTeen2011.

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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 We are selling everything, Lease is up!!

All remaining product in Counterpoint Kitchen Systems showroom at

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All products have been reduced to below wholesale. • Slate Tile – from $1.99 sq.ft. • Ceramic Tile – from $0.99 sq. ft. (floors & walls – interior & exterior) • Kitchen Cabinets more than 50% off (Regular Retail Price from $2,500.00 to $13,000.00 • Bathroom Vanities from $1,500.00 • Faucets – Kitchen & Bathroom from $200.00 • Bath Soaker Tub - $2,200.00 • Sinks – from $100.00 • Toilets - $330.00 • Store Display Fixtures - $5,000.00

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A24 - North Shore News - Friday, March 18, 2011

THEATRE

Cap grads say goodbye with Cinderella ■ Cinderella, the Enchanted Edition. Directed by Gillian Barber. Capilano University Arts Theatre. March 17-26 Tickets $20/$14/$8.

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FOR anyone wearing glass slippers to Capilano University’s performance of Cinderella, the Enchanted Edition, there’s no need to worry — they’ll have you home by midnight. In their final show of the year, the students from the musical theatre diploma program are tackling Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical adaptation of the classical children’s fairytale. It’s a show that holds a special spot in the hearts of many of the cast, said director Gillian Barber. “We talk a lot in rehearsals for them to channel their inner four-year-old and find that magic,” she says, “but also to be aware that the audience will be made up of a lot of four- to tenyear-olds who just want to be dragged into that magical world.” It’s the same classic story that many will be familiar with thanks to the 1950 Disney movie, however Barber says that Rodgers and Hammerstein, who also wrote The Sound of Music and several other major Broadway hits, add

a special touch to the music of this version. “Rogers and Hammerstein were so good at, we call it clues in music,” says Barber. “What I mean by that is how the music and its largeness or smallness supports the journey of the characters. It’s very character driven.” Which is just what she’s looking for in a play, a chance to show off the strengths of her set of actors. Ranae Miller will perform as Cinderella and Cameron Dunster is Prince Christopher, with an assortment of actors playing every character right down to the cat and mice. Musical director Kevin Michael Cripps has put together a larger-than-usual orchestra to support the cast and fill every crevice of the theatre with sound. This is a big night for the 17 third-year students performing in the play, as this is their last performance at Capilano University. Since 2004, the school has been offering two theatre programs, one for musical theatre and the other for acting for stage and screen. The first graduates of that program came out in 2007, and among that class is Jennifer Neumann, who will play Tracey Turnblad in the upcoming Hairspray revue by the Arts Club Theatre Company. A number of other Capilano grads will grace the stage there, including Anna Kuman as Amber Von Tussle, who will be tussling on stage with her former classmate. That See Grad page 26

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MEGGIE Mckinnon (Joy), Stephanie Johannesen (Stepmother) and Erika Babins (Grace) are among the featured performers in Capilano University’s musical production Cinderella, the Enchanted Edition.

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CALENDAR From page 16 District Library Gallery: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: www.nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents an exhibition of paintings and drawings of libraries by Suzy Stroet until April 20. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-925-7266 or www.ferrybuildinggallery.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Big Ideas: A cross media student art exhibition until March 27. Gallery Jones: 1531 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2233. Gallery YoYo: 312 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-9832896. Graffiti Co. Art Studio: 171 East First St., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604980-1699 or www.graffiticoart.com. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info: www.kaymeekcentre.com or 604-913-3634. First Fridays: Paintings by artists from the North Shore Artists’ Guild will be displayed on the first Friday of every month, 6-8 p.m. Lynnmour Art Studio and Gallery: 1467 Crown St., North Vancouver. Info: www. lynnmourgallery.com or 604-929-4001. Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Contemporary and abstract paintings by Gordon Oliver, Robert Botlak and

Gary W. Eder. North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-998-3455 or www.nvcl.ca Presentation House Gallery: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday -Sunday, noon5 p.m. Info: 604-986-1351 or www. presentationhousegall.com. Ron Andrews Community Space: 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-7182. Two Person Show: Jean Taylor’s acrylic on canvas paintings depicting local forests and Colette Bennett’s photos showing doorways will be on display until April 3. Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Info: 604-924-1378 or www.seymourartgallery. com. Incredible Treadables: A display of hooked rugs by the Gone Hooking rug group until April 3. Demonstrations: March 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and April 3, noon-4 p.m. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7292 or www. silkpurse.ca. Simorgh: An exhibition of images by artist Ali Shahidi in conjunction with the celebration of Iranian New Year until March 20. Elemental Reflections: Acrylic and watercolour images of land, sea and sky by artist Lauraine Russell, March 22-April 3. Opening reception: Tuesday, March 22, 6-8 p.m.

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CIRQUE du Soleil wowed Vancouver with a short run of Quidam at Rogers Arena last week. Those who missed out on the magic should check out Cavalia (produced by one of Cirque’s original founders Normand Latourelle) under the White Big Top in Olympic Village March 22-April 10. For details visit www.cavalia.net.

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Grad class to showcase their talent on stage From page 24

show runs May 12 to July 10 at the Stanley Industrial Theatre on Granville Street. Another 2008 grad, Elicia McKenzie, had her first professional gig as Maria in The Sound of Music after winning the TV competition How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? “You can’t promise them work — that’s not how the industry goes — but I am really gratified to notice that our grads are doing

well,” says Barber. The long-term plan for the school is to offer a four-year degree program instead of the three-year diploma, while still focusing heavily on training professionals ready for work, which would be in line with the school’s overall shift that came with university designation in 2008. Industry professionals will also get the chance to see this year’s grad class April 18th and 19th at the Stanley Industrial as each grad gets to showcase their talent on stage.

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CALENDAR From page 26 Starfire Studio: 6607 Royal Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-5510 or www. starfireattheferries.com. Studio Art Gallery at Capilano University: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Studio 195 Gallery: 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. Artists Call: An inaugural annual North Shore Art Crawl is being organized for April 16 and 17 and artists and artisans are invited to open their studios to the public. If you wish to

participate or assist in the planning, please contact Norman Vipond at 604-209-1197 or nvipond@yahoo.com. Tartooful: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 604-9240122 or www.tartooful.com. Occupations: The original art of Audra Ricketts will be on display until April 13. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9257407 or www.westvanlib.org. Artist Interpretations of Beautiful British Columbia: The North Shore Artists’ Guild will be selling a selection of B.C.

inspired scenes until Saturday, March 26. West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: TuesdaySaturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7295 or www. westvancouvermuseum.ca. Big Ideas: A cross media student art exhibition until March 27. Winsor Gallery: 3025 Granville St., Vancouver. Info: 604-681-4870 or www. winsorgallery.com CONCERTS Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North

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Vancouver. Box office: 604990-7810 or www.capilanou. ca/theatre. Cap Jazz Series: Jazz vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow will perform Sunday, March 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $32/$29. Cap Jazz Series: Saxophone player Ernie Watts will perform with “A” Band and NiteCap Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $32/$29. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www. centennialtheatre.com. Box office: 604-984-4484. Kombii a pop-rock band from Poland will perform Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets:

$50. A Hand Up: A musicians’ benefit for the Harvest Project featuring Asha Diaz, The Kate Morgan Band and Black Powder Toys Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15. Deep Cove Coffee House: St. Clare-in-the-Cove, 1384 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: lindabates@shaw.ca or 604-929-4019. Black Gardenia will play a mix of jazz, country, folk and blues Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: www.kaymeekcentre. com or 604-913-3634. Songs of Sinatra: Rick Valiant will perform Frank Sinatra hits in this tribute Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $29. The Next Generation Series: Pianist Martin Helmchen will perform Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m. There will be a preperformance talk at 2:15 p.m. Tickets: $52. To Honor and Remember: A free concert with the Clark College Concert Choir Friday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. Musically Speaking: The

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SHOWTIMES From page 18 6:30, 9:20; Sun 4:15, 6:30, 9:20; Thur 9:20 p.m. Lord of the Dance 3D (G) — Sun 1; Thur 7 p.m. PARK & TILFORD 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver 604-985-3911 Red Riding Hood (PG) — Fri-Thur 1:45, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45 p.m. The Adjustment Bureau (PG) — Fri-Thur 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:40 p.m. Paul (14A) — Fri-Wed 1, 3:40, 6:40, 9:20; Thur 3:40, 6:40, 9:20 p.m. Thur 1 p.m. The Lincoln Lawyer (14A) — Fri-Wed 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 9:55; Thur 4:30, 7:20, 9:55 p.m. Thur 1 p.m. Rango (PG) — Fri-Thur 1:20, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10 p.m. The King’s Speech (PG) — Fri, Sun-Tue,Thur 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:30; Sat 4, 6:50, 9:30; Wed 1:10, 4, 9:30 p.m. The Metropolitan Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor Sat 10 a.m.

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 Acts Sunday - 10:00am 144 E. 22nd Street, North Vancouver • www.ccnorthvan.com 604.250.2368

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CALENDAR From page 28

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CANADIAN guitar guru Cory “Les Robot” Melnychuk tries out one of the guitars in the new Musical Instruments department at Future Shop Park Royal South. Les Robot, winner of the 2006 North American Guitar Competition, was on hand to help launch Future Shop’s first Musical Instruments store in the Lower Mainland. The 2,000 square foot store-within-a-store concept offers a full range of instruments and professional music lessons.

Borealis String Quartet will perform Beethoven Friday, April 1 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $20. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Mount Seymour United Church: 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. North Shore Unitarian Church: 370 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-924-1378 or www. seymourartgallery.com. Music Series: Wendy Bird and her Band of Miscreants will perform an intimate concert Tuesday, March 29 at 8 p.m. Admission: $25/$22. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-9257292 or www.silkpurse.ca. Made for Movies: Pianist Karen Lee-Morlang will share her long-time fascination with the big screen themes Thursday, March 24, 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $12/$10. I Left my Heart in West Vancouver: Jazz singer Carman

Spirit of the West planning new album

From page 14

“I think we’re all shocked that it’s still such a huge part of our lives, considering the beginnings. I don’t think we ever really dreamed it would be something that we’d be doing all those years later,” says Kelly. The band started to take off after being invited to play the Edmonton Folk Music Festival in the mid-80s. “We realized that we were pretty different to the real established folk community at the time,” says Kelly, referencing talented Canadian artists like Roy Forbes, Valdy and Figgy Duff. “We really felt sort of like we were these upstarts. We’d kind of grown up as well with folk music; just as much so, we were interested in bands like The Smiths and all kinds of stuff that was going on in Britain and the whole punk scene. I think we just brought a whole different mind-set to it,” he says. Spirit of the West also appealed to the university music scene early on, getting play on campus radio stations. “Between the young campus crowd and the broader spectrum of the folk music crowd, we really were starting to appeal to quite a range of people and I think both of those things really helped us get going and establish ourselves,” he says. The band released Spirituality 1983-2008: The Consummate Compendium, a double disc collection of their best material as well as some new songs to mark their 25th anniversary in 2008 and have plans to release a new album timed with their 30th anniversary

in 2013. “We’ve got a couple years,” says Kelly. “John and I began some writing so in the back of our minds we have that goal set. It just seems like a good time to try and do that.” While members remain committed to the band, in recent years they’ve pursued a variety of side projects. For example, Mann has released two solo albums and has pursued acting in a number of film, television and theatre projects. Kelly is a fixture on the last few The Irish Rovers and The Paperboys’ albums. He’s also plugging away at a follow to his 2002 solo release. “Everybody is bringing different things to the table now that they’ve gained all these other experiences from playing in lots of different bands and musical situations. I think in many ways we’re as musically healthy as we’ve ever been.” Spirit of the West is among the performers at the annual CelticFest Vancouver, which kicked off Wednesday and runs until Sunday. The festival boasts more than 60 free and ticketed St. Paddy’s-themed performances at various venues around town, as well as the popular St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday at 11 a.m. in downtown Vancouver. Spirit of the West will take the stage Saturday at the Vogue Theatre, with The Starbirds — three members of The Paperboys —as a support act, at 8 p.m. For a complete CelticFest schedule, visit www. celticfestvancouver.com.

J. Price and guitarist Bill Coon join forces to perform a program of great standards Thursday, March 31, 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. St. Andrew’s United Church: 1044 St. Georges St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-0408 or www.st-andrews-united.ca. Generations Concert: The Ambleside Community Orchestra will perform light classical orchestral music Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. Admission by a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Info: 604-922-1035. St. Monica’s Church: 6404 Wellington Ave., West Vancouver. Murphy’s Lagh: This Irish music group will perform lively music with fiddles, vocal, guitar, tin whistles, bodhran drum and dancing Sunday, March 20 at 4:15 p.m. Admission: $20/$15/$5. Reservations:

604-921-9112, 604-922-6602 or stmonica@uniserve.com. St. Stephen’s Anglican Church: 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. Info: 604-731-5518 or www.pacifictheatre.org. Jazz Vespers: Jennifer Scott and her Brazilian music group will be the featured guests Sunday, March 27 at 4 p.m. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9257407 or www.westvanlib.org. West Vancouver United Church: 2062 Esquimalt Ave., West Vancouver. Spring — O Primavera: Elektra Women’s Choir joins the Pacific Baroque Orchestra in an exploration of an Italian spring Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m. Admission: $30/$25/$12. Tickets: 1-800-838-3006 or www. See more page 31

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Hollywood film production, Tuesdays- Saturdays until March 19, 8 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. Admission: $24-$28. CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9852326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. Brewster’s Coffee: 2436 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-9820. Bridge Between Pub: 1970 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-924-1834 or www. bridgebetween.com. The Eagles Club Starlight Room: 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. East Side Marios: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Jack Lonsdale’s Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9867333. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m.

La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-6556. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion with moderator Martin Hunt, Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. Topic: Doesn’t polarization mean that politics is only about winning power? Admission: $5. Fiesta Flamenco every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tapas and wine, 6:30 p.m., music, 8:30 p.m. Legion #118: 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-1115 or info@ legion118.com. The LW Club: 1515 Barrow St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-253-7141 or www. lynnwoodinn.com. Doors: 9 p.m. Open mic every Wednesday hosted by White Lies. Memphis Blues: 1629 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9293699. Live blues every weekend. Ocean Club Restaurant and Lounge: 105-100 Park Royal,

West Vancouver. Info: 604-9262326. Live jazz every Tuesday, 7 p.m.; live DJ Thursday to Sunday, 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www. queenscross.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Sunday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: www.theravenpub.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Thursday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Red Lion Bar & Grill: 2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-8838. Rusty Gull: 175 East First St., North Vancouver. Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Mostly Marley performs every Sunday, 7 p.m. Sailor Hagar’s Brew Pub: 235 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9843087. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. See more page 32

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CALENDAR From page 31 Saltaire Restaurant: 235 15th St., West Vancouver. Live local jazz every Thursday. Taylor’s Crossing: 1035 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Info: 604986-7899. Magician every Friday and Sunday, 5 p.m. Children are welcome. Waves Coffee House: 3050 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver.

The Celtic Medley String Player’s Showcase comes to Waves the first Saturday of every month, 8-10 p.m. Free. Anyone interested in performing can phone Doug Medley at 604-985-5646. OTHER EVENTS Capilano University, Library Building: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Info: astone@capilanou.ca. Prosetics Reading Series: A reading with author Renee Rodin Wednesday, March 23 at 11:30 a.m.

West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or www.westvanlib.org. SFU Philosophers’ Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion with moderator Randall MacKinnon, Friday, March 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Topic: What is the difference between being educated and being trained? Admission: $5. Offstage — Talking Bach: A free illustrated discussion with Marc Destrubé on Bach’s violin sonatas, Monday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell.

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horseback riding. “Funny enough, a lot of the characters that have been created for me are similar. I’m not afraid to take myself in that direction, I’m not afraid to be ugly.” From the stormy Queen of the Night in Mark Godden’s The Magic Flute and the undead Lucy Westenra in his Dracula, to the wicked stepmother in Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story, the roles she has danced in her 20 years with the RWB have often been fiery, surly, and tempestuous. “I’ve always considered myself a dance actress. It’s fun to be evil.” But putting it out there, getting into those characters every time is getting harder, says Birtwhistle. “You leave a bit of yourself on the stage every time you perform, and there are only so many times you can do that. I don’t want to give any more of myself.” She is ready to be Tara now, she says: “I’m ready to finish dance. My body is ready to finish.” It’s still emotional though. As well as rehearsing for the current eight-city tour of Western Canada, she is preparing to perform her farewell performance in Winnipeg in May: the heartrending ballet The Ecstasy of Rita Joe. She is also making the transition to full-time ballet mistress, a position rife with new challenges. “I’ll be dealing with other people’s careers. I want to pass on everything, to help everyone else with their journey.” In the meantime, there is Wonderland, a fantastical, darkly humorous take on the classic tale. “This isn’t the Disney version,” emphasizes Birtwhistle. “It’s very loosely based on the book; all the characters are there, but they’re quite different. It’s an examination of the realities and fantasies we create for ourselves — everyone has their own Wonderland.” The multimedia production includes music by Canadian composers John Estacio and Brian Current, a moving set by Guillaume Lord and video projections by Jimmy Lakotos. Wonderland runs March 24 to 27 at The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.ca.


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GIBSON - Michael James Jan. 8th, 1986 - Mar. 7th, 2011 North Vancouver, BC Michael’s life was taken too soon in a car accident on the way home from the family cabin. Michael was predeceased by his Oma, Helga Puetz. He will be lovingly missed and always remembered by his parents Bob and Vera, his sisters Stephanie and Kate, his brothers in law Brook Parker and Scott Miller, his grandparents Jim and Shirley Gibson, Siegfried Puetz, and his best friend Kaleb. His girlfriend and soul mate Kelly Pockett was severely injured, and our hopes and prayers are with her and her family. He also leaves behind his aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends and acquaintances. Mike touched many people’s lives with his charm, his incredible sense of humor, and his love. He passed with his buddy Diesel, the world’s best dog. Please join us for a Memorial Service to be held at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver on Friday March 18th, 2-5pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice or another charity of your choice.

LEAVACK - Michael Daniel (Dan) Dan passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital on March 10, 2011 at the age of 91. He is survived by his loving wife Marie, daughter Karen Proctor, son John (Donna), and 4 grandchildren, Mike, Greg, Katrina and Karson. Dan was born in Alberta, moving to Vancouver in his late teenage years, where he joined the Army. He was stationed in Jamaica during WW2, where he developed his taste For his favorite beverage. He married Marie Jorgensen on June 30, 1951 and settled in North Vancouver. Dan retired at the age of 63 and enjoyed a great long life. He was a kind, gentle, loving husband, father and Papa. He will be sorely missed. No service by request. 'Gone Fishing'

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HILLMAN- Ruth Audrey (nee Page) 8th January 1919 - 5th March 2011 Ruth was born in Vancouver and moved to North Vancouver in 1950. Predeceased by the love of her life, Bob, in 1988. Survived by her brother, Dick (Sylvia), sons Bob (Jean) and Russ (Jill), daughter Lesley (Troy Vassos) and grandchildren Russell (Giny), Graeme (Kristy), Rob, Christian, and Paige, and great grandchildren Sabrina and Brandon. Ruth was cherished by family and friends alike. Always a lady, she was imbued with a strong sense of purpose and valued dearly her family, faith, country, and British heritage. Cheerful and lots of fun, she was the perfect Mother and Grandmother. Her home was full of love, laughter, great baking, cooking and a happy quirkiness. Ruth’s family was blessed with her warmth, caring, and wealth of stories. Mom had a deep abiding faith and in her own words; 'I’m off to see your Dad’. She will be deeply and fondly missed. Please contact the family for funeral service details.

POCKETT - Kelly Nicole Dec.11,1987 - Mar. 15, 2011 North Vancouver, BC Kelly passed away peacefully March 15, 2011 after a courageously fought eight days following a car accident in the Okanagan. Kelly was predeceased by her mother Elaine, and will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her father Ken, and her brothers Jeff, Kevin and Kyle. It is a comfort to the family to know she departed this world with her soul mate Mike Gibson, and our prayers and condolences are with the Gibson family. The outpouring of support for Kelly serves as a visceral reminder of how lucky we all were to know such a beautiful person, and how sorrowfully she will be missed. Kelly’s unique charm, her passion for life, her deep blue eyes and unforgettable smile will live on in our memories and our hearts forever and always. Please join us in remembering Kelly at Highland United Church at 3255 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver on Tuesday March 22, 2011 starting at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice at www.canuckplace.org.

SIGMUND, Terrance (‘Terry’) R. CGA Jan. 23, 1946 to Feb. 26, 2011 With great sadness we announce Terry’s passing, all too soon. He was predeceased by his father, Richard; survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Joanna, daughters Sharla (Craig), Teri Anne (Sean), son Dylan (Annie), cherished grandchildren, Benjamin, James, Kaylie, JeanBaptiste and Alice. Also survived by his mother Irene, sister Judy (Tom) and extended family Susann and Nancy. Terry operated a successful accounting practice on the North Shore for 40 years. He was a long time member of the Britannia Lions Rugby Club where he played and coached for several years and through the rugby community made many longtime friendships. Saturdays in winter were spent watching rugby matches and summers brought thoughts of the cool waters of the West Coast and fishing for the big one, a great passion. All who knew Terry will fondly remember him for his keen sense of humour, his generosity and his deep love for his family and friends. A celebration of Terry’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please forward a donation to the charity of one’s choice.

TEICHMAN - Theodore (Ted) June 27, 1928 - March 13, 2011 Passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospice. Survived by his sister Allie (Tony) Lepin, daughters Christine (Keith) Tennant, Cindy Bate, grandchildren Nicole (T.J.), Daryl, Drew, Mitchell and Todd; great grandchildren Kristen, Maddison, Gavin and Hayden. Celebration of life service to be held at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 1700 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver, BC, Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to World Vision Canada would be appreciated.

Lost & Found

BROOCH LOST nr Cleveland dam?, Aug 29th. Spider with gold legs and pearl body, 2' wide.. call 604-461-3664 CAR KEY, Mazda found Ambleside dog beach 778-882-7816 DOG LOST, 12 yr old Keeshond (Haley), Mar 10th @ Brothers Creek Millstream W. Van. She needs medication, tattooed, Reward, 604-922-7893 FOUND SWIM BAG, pink mesh, March14/15, 300 blk W 15th St, North Van. Call 604-986-1857 LOST BROWN wallet with I.D’s. in N. Van. .' Reward. call 604- 247-0345 or 604-761-3718 LOST MANS WALLET, black. Lost Fri, March 11 at Park Royal or Cap Mall. Call 604-987-0221

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Singles Clubs

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

Ready to Tie the Knot? Announce your engagement to family, friends & neighbours in one easy step!

Call to advertise

604-630-3300

May the Sunshine of Comfort Dispel the Clouds of Despair


A34 – North Shore News – Friday, March 18, 2011

ANNOUNCEMENTS EMPLOYMENT 1010

FREE

Announcements

Welcome Wagon Vancouver Spring 2011 Bridal Showcase

Door Prizes Gift Bag for Brides Fashion Show Special Displays Sandman Inn 180 West Georgia St Date: April 10th Doors Open: 3:30 pm Reserve Your Seat Call Jane at 604-922-0612 or Register Online at www.welcomewagon.ca Sponsor tables still available call Bonnie 604-612-1096

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EXPERIENCED BOOKKEEPER Req for growing North Van Bookkeeping Firm; F/T; familiar w/ MS Office, Simply & Quickbooks; MUST be able to work with minimal supervision; compensation commensurate w/ exp; email resume & salary expectation to: anne_advantage@shawbiz.ca. No phone calls please. We will only contact short listed candidates.

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LOGGING COMPANY looking for Owner Operator Logging Truck Contractors. Short/long log for Mackenzie area. Fax 250-714-0525 Phone 250-714-1191 ext 225, ben@bcland.com include references and capabilities. Twigs Landscaping seeking F/T landscaper. Must have sev. yrs of exp. and High School dipl. $23/hr. E-Res: career.twigs@yahoo.ca

Beauticians/ Barbers

CHAIRS & room for rent in high end salon in Lower Lonsdale. Parking avail. Call 604-551-3038

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General Employment

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Accounting

General Employment

BUSY NORTH shore catering co req’s driver, weekday hours, valid BCDL, car an asset. email resume: amfcatering@telus.net

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

Now Hiring

FLAGPERSONS & LANE CLOSURE TECHS

• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene@valleytraffic.ca LANDSCAPE CREW POSITION Energetic, experience an asset. Resumes dtearth@telus.net or fax 604 985 5686

FEATURED EMPLOYMENT Intermediate / Advanced Word Processor

WorleyParsons Canada Services Ltd. - BC Business Unit provides worldwide engineering and consulting solutions. We require an individual with a minimum of three years office experience and minimum typing speed of 65 wpm to join our Word Processing Department. Responsibilities include formatting and proofreading a variety of documents and ensuring documents follow company standards. Requirements include an intermediate to advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat and excellent attention to detail and accuracy. Flexibility to work overtime to meet project deadlines is required. Interested applicants should direct their resumes to http://www.worleyparsons.com/Careers

Giftware Manager Our busy West Vancouver store located in the beautiful Caulfeild Village shopping centre is looking for an experienced team leader for our well established Giftware Department. This is a full time position that will require some traveling. Qualifications ● Superior leadership, organizational & interpersonal skills ● Strong buying skills in giftware industry essential ● Use & interpret Point of Sales software & reports ● Exceptional merchandising & display skills ● Planning & budgeting experience We offer a competitive wage based on experience, excellent benefits and a great work environment. If you have the qualifications to lead our department please submit your resume in confidence to:

pharmasavecaulfeildvillage@yahoo.ca

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General Employment

LABORATORY ASSISTANT

Acme Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver), a premier BC mining laboratory, is looking to fill various Laboratory Assistant positions in Vancouver. Must be able to handle up to 40 lbs as some heavy manual labor may be required. Experience in a lab environment an asset but training will be provided. Starting wage of approximately $12 (combination of base hourly rate and daily production bonus). Detailed descriptions of the various positions are available on Acme’s website:

www.acmelab.com

Interested parties should submit resume and cover letter by email as instructed on the website. LAWN & Garden Co. seeking a full time person, (no students) for lawn mowing, weedeating, blowing, hedge trimming and basic gardening. $10-$12/hr. Can increase with experience. Valid Drivers License and able to drive a standard a must. Reply: lawnhoppers@live.ca NORTH SHORE Interior tropical plant company requires a f/t mon-fri interior plant maintenance person. Must have reliable transportation. Mileage paid. Salary depends on individual. Fax resume to 604-980-3187 or email to clp@shawbiz.ca SITE GRADING SUPERVISOR/FOREMAN Experienced site Grading Supervisor/Foreman position available immediately. candidate Must possess the following: •Min. 5 years field experience •Perform basic construction survey and layout •Read and follow civil drawings •Work with client representatives •Possess good communication skills •Ability to solve problems •Complete job tasks on schedule •Knowledge of road and parking lot construction •Operate grading equipment an asset. Serious inquiries only. Resume to: gblltd@telus.net

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Home Support

North Shore Neighbourhood House is currently recruiting for an Executive Director due to impending retirement. We are looking for a star with a great attitude and a desire to keep the House going for another 75 years. The ideal candidate will have at minimum: • A minimum of five to ten years experience in a senior leadership position with a not-for-profit or social services agency. • Considerable familiarity with financial management, budget development and monitoring, and program evaluation with a not-for-profit or social services agency. • Experience in program development, planning and implementation within a community non-profit context. • Demonstrated experience in developing working relationships with a wide range of professionals, government personnel and members of government (local and provincial), funders and potential funders, donors, members of the community and staff. If you believe that you have what it takes to lead this organization we want to hear from you. Please submit a resume and covering letter including your salary expectations by March 31, 2011 to: Lisa Hubbard Director of Child Care Services North Shore Neighbourhood House lhubbard@nsnh.bc.ca

Capilano Audi requires a motivated, positive and enthusiastic professional to join our top-performing sales team at our new North Vancouver location. We are in particular seeking an Audi Brand Specialist to help address the needs of our ever-growing clientele. Therefore, previous sales experience and fluency in Mandarin are strong assets. Also required: • A valid BC Drivers License • A clean driver’s abstract 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

Required Immediately

RCA’s

who are willing to work with live-in clients on the North Shore. Car preferred We offer competitive wages, benefits and a great team environment Please send your resume to Fax: 604 980-6351 or Email: pcambell1@ wecarecanada.com

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Hotel Restaurant

COUNTER PERSON

Where do you want to work this spring?

Hotel Restaurant

FRONT DESK/COFFEE SHOP Part Time becoming Full Time May 1st. Front desk experience and or basic bookkeeping/coffee shop server. Part weekends & day and evening shifts. Start @ $11.91/hr to $15.88 + benefits. Pls email resume + references to: chris@lynnwoodinn.com

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Office Personnel

A busy Italian deli in Edgemont Village hiring P/T counter person. Customer service & cash experience preferred + full command of English. Apply in person 3055 Highland Blvd, North Vancouver

C-LOVERS

We are looking for a ★ F/T & P/T Kitchen Help ★ P/T Server Please drop off resume: 1660 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver.

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Music/Theatre/ Dance

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

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Tutoring Services

QUALIFIED ENGLISH TUTOR, high school/college level. Essays, grammar, S.A.T., Grov. Prov. test, remedial Eng. 604-983-6201 TUTOR (BC Certified Teacher) Math, French, Calculus, Physics and Chemistry. 604-836-3496

Capilano VW is looking to fill the following permanent part-time position:

TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100 ajonescox@tutordoctor.com www.tutordoctor.com

★ Receptionist

Required for weekends and evening shifts. 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 multi-task. Reliable, flexible, adaptable, detail oriented and accuracy essential. We provide a competitive remuneration package, comprehensive benefit plan and a friendly working environment. Please send your resume to: CAPILANO VW INC. 1151 Marine Drive North Vancouver, V7P 1T1 or email: susan@capvwaudi.com No phone calls please.

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Retail Vitamin Sales Clerk with experience required for flexible Part Time 1 to 3 days per week incl. Sat. $17-$20/hr depending on experience. Must be fluent in English. Drop resume at 2470 Marine Dr. West Van or Fax to 604-922-1464

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2005

Antiques

ANTIQUE SHOW Sat., Apr. 2nd

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

Tables: $3500 703 Terminal Ave., Info: 604-685-8843

VANCOUVER FLEA MARKET

2010

Appliances

LIKE NEW. Full size white fridge and stove. $500 OBO. 604-290-7059.

ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS

1825 Lonsdale Ave

604-987-7330

Retail Sales

Trades/Technical

APT. & FULL SIZE

All Like New! Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer, Stacker

100 & up

$

Delivery/Warranty avail.

604.306.5134 2060

LIVE-IN CAREGIVER needed for elderly man. housechores, split shift, min wage. 604-926-5797

AUDI BRAND SPECIALIST

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Procon Equipment is currently looking for full-time permanent Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics and Journeyman Electricians for our Nisku, Alberta facility. Must have certification. Preference will be given to any with underground experience. Excellent work atmosphere and benefits. Work schedule is 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off. Will also consider relocation of qualified individuals to the Edmonton area from within Canada. Please fax resume to (780) 955-2411.

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

For Sale Miscellaneous

4 WHEEL walker, with seat & basket $125; 21 spd bike $140; blender $8. 604-986-7038 FREE CATALOGUE 1-800-353-7864 HALFORD’S butcher equipment and supplies, leather, beads, craft kits, animal control equipment + trapping supplies. Order from our new web store and get free shipping until August 31, 2011. www.halfordsmailorder.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca

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Furniture

COUCH AND loveseat, beige pub back style, micro suede, asking $475, 10 mos old. 604-868-1004

COUCH, BLUE converts to a queen bed excellent condition $200 obo. 604 808 6223

Floor lamp, old world style, $250 obo. 602 808 6223 LOVESEAT, CREAM leather, excellent condition. $250 obo. call 604-980-8050


Friday, March 18, 2011 – North Shore News – A35

3508 Childcare Wanted

3020

4007

L/O NANNY req’d f/t in Squamish to care for two children. Duties: 90% childcare 10% light house duties. Must drive. Contact: zuzanaotto@hotmail.com

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Dogs

Daycare Centres

Licensed Group Daycare 20 years experience 12 mos - 5 yrs. ★604-929-5799★

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com

*CONNECT WITH YOUR FUTURE* Learn from the past, Master the present! Call A True Psychic NOW! $3.19min 1-877-478-4410 (18+) 1-900-783-3800 Answers to all your questions!

Beauty Services

★HAPPY FACE ESTHETICS★ 50% off all services. 1332 Main St. North Vanc... 604-354-0933

Clean Sweep?

Homecare Available

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CERTIFIED CARE Aide, experienced, reliable, reasonable rates. 604-925-0929.

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Metaphysical

GARAGE SALES North Vancouver

21ST CENTURY FLEA MARKET 175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! SUN MAR 20 16 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Drive, 604-980-3159 Adm: $4 Introducing the

NEW

Buying or Renting, find a great place to call home.

Metaphysical

West Vancouver

91-MOVING SALE! Sat. 12- 5pm, 6850 Copper Cove Rd. Household & too much to mention 92- ALL PROFIT to CHARITY GARAGE SALE TO HELP Cambodian Orphanage, new stuff, children's, toys, something for everyone, ABSOLUTELY NO EARLIES 1808 St. Denis Rd. West Van, Upper Ambleside, Mar 19th Sat 9-noon.

Gadry Consultation

3507

GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, 3 Fem, 2 males. CKC Reg. shots & vet check. $1000. 604-512-3310 www.veinottehorsefarm.ca

Cats

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652 PB ENGLISH Springer Spaniel puppies. 13 weeks old...black and white, liver and white. to 'good' family homes only!!! $750.00 604-505-1620

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

PUG PUPS fawn m/f, & parents $400 ea. Ph 604-792-6277

Spiritual Healer, Medium & Life Coach, Psychic Advice you can trust! Family issues, Happy Marriage, Reuniting loved ones, Immigration and Court matters, Business Success, Stress, Relationship, Depression. Quick Results. Natural gift! 100% GUARANTEED ★ Mr. Gadry 604-872-7952 ★ 30% off, www.gadry.ca

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

604

630.3300

TAX TIME 5005

Accounting/Bookkeeping

AVE ON YOUR TAXE$ $NORTH SHORE ACCOUNTING 604.929.7279

• Personal • Self Employed • Corporate Tax Prep • Monthly & Quarterly Bookkeeping • Payroll • HST Reports ROTTWEILER PUPPIES Claws/ tails done. 1st shots incl. $650. Ready Mar22nd. 604-649-3787 SHELTIE PUPS, Reg’d, shots, tatoo, fam raised. Ready for spring break $800. 604-526-9943

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Pet Services

AQUARIUM SERVICES Custom Aquariums & Maintenance. Residential & Com. 604-999-9949 aquaticescapes.ca

MINIMUM AD AD SIZE SIZE IS IS 11 COL COL XX 1” 1” — — UNTIL UNTIL MARCH MARCH 31, 31, 2011 2011 MINIMUM

604-630-3300 604-630-3300

REAL ESTATE 6008

Sell it in the Classifieds!

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

6020

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Houses - Sale Vancouver East Side

6020-38

Real Estate

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

CONDO 2 yrs, 2 BR, 2 baths, facing quiet street. Asking $259K. TOWNHOME 3 yrs, 3BR, 2 ba, nr amens. No HST. Asking $332k. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

6008-34

Vancouver East Side

SUN MAR 20, 2-4pm, Unit #205 3638 Rae Ave, Van. 2 BR, 2 full bath, close to amens. $334,000. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

GARAGE SALE

Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

uSELLaHOME.com

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $98,500 597-8361 id4714 New Westminster Price Reduced, 555sf 1br condo, view, $164,900 525-8577 id5081 Sry Sullivan Mews ground lvl 1200sf 2br 2ba tnhse, 55+complex $220K 834-6935 id5136 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 306-931-3939 id5234 Sry Royal Hts river & Mtn view 3900sf 8br 6ba on 5500sf lot $759,900 537-5952 id5290 Sry Clayton 2yr old beauty 3000sf 6br 3.5ba w/2br bsmt suite $610K 612-9594 id5312 Sry Open House Sat/Sun 2-4 12173-59 ave, immaculate owner built 3139sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite $689K 590-0981 id5335 Sry Guildford resort like living 610sf 1br+den condo, 2 pools $189,900 790-0590 id5336

Call Kristen today (604) 786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6020-24

● DIFFICULTY SELLING?●

Facing Bankruptcy or Pre Foreclosure? Expired Listing, No Equity, High Pymts?

We Will Take Over Your Payment! No Fees!

www.GVCPS.ca / (604) 812-3718

Agents

1/2 DUPLEX centrl loc 4 BR, 3 baths, approx 1,700sf, kept well, nr transit/shops/schools. $665k Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

North Delta

6030 3 BR RANCHER, lge 66x115 lot, quiet area, rec room, cls to schls/ amens/transit. 11460-95A Ave. $424,900. For appt 604-581-6110

Sell it in the Classifieds

MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-630-3300

6002

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

604-630-3300

6008

BUILDER LOOKING for double lot or tear down in North or West Van. 778-891-1474

6065

Recreation Property

MISSION - LAKE FRONT starting from $78,800. 60 mins from Vancouver. Park Georgia Rlty Lisa Hughes • 604-931-7227

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-22

Lots & Acreage

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

North Vancouver

Whistler-like Style Townhouse

Minimize Your Mortgage, Maximize Your Future!

Jackie Bowen Mortgage Broker

(604) 839-1803

www.jackiebowen.ca

EACH VERICO BROKER IS AN INDEPENDENT OWNER OPERATOR

3 bdrm, 2.5 bath w/double garage, well kept, only 4 yrs old, advanced heating & cooling system, hardwood floors and upgraded appliances. Quiet & close to everything! Don’t miss it, call now! NEW LISTING! #7-3175 Baird Road Lynn Valley, N. Vancouver

$

689,000

Yoko Chen 778-688-7478

Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds for a comprehensive listing of garage sales in your area!

Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad

Spring Garage Sales


A36 – North Shore News – Friday, March 18, 2011

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

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

2 BR Large, balc. prkg, laundry on site, hardwood, 124 W 20th, nr Lonsdale $1150. 604-328-4104.

1 BR 21/Lonsdale, bright reno incl heat hw hardwood, ns, np, quiet adult bldg. $900. 604-904-9507

326 WEST 1st St. 1 bdrm $865 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916

1 BR, 3rd top flr. Apr. 1, 17th & Lonsdale, hardwood, ns, no pets $880 incl heat, 604-984-9367 412 - 560 Raven Woods Dr. 2 br, 1 bath, 761sf, balc. new carpets, 1 lease, np, ns, now, Eric Royal Pacific Prop. Mngt. 604-723-7368 1 BR $930 incl h/h/w, quiet bldg, sec prkg, central Lonsdale. 140 West 17th. 990-8262/985-1658 1 BR, bsmt, Edgemont, suits 1 quiet, n/s, n/p, $750 incl heat/ light, laundry, 604-986-6235 1 BR +den, renod, Woodcroft, view, $1165 incld all utils, gym & pool, ns, np, 604-925-6290 1 BR fully renod, upper Lonsdale, view, large, incl heat hw & cable, ns, np, avail now, 604-987-8807 1 BR. large, $870. mountain view, now or Apr. 1. Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802 1 Br. large, new carpet, brick patio, $865 1 Br. large, Panoramic view, $925. heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg, no pets, 1 yr lease. 310 East 2nd, 604-904-0956 1 BR VIEW f/p, d/w, secure u/g prkg, Lease. 2nd/Lonsdale, N/P, $1050. Apr 1st, 604-669-3950

144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER

Spacious Studios from $1050 & 1 BR from $1300 w/ balconies & spectacular views, well maintained, clean, quiet concrete highrise. Fabulous Central Lonsdale location, next to library, transit, shops & cls to schools. Sorry, no pets. Heat & hot water incls. Call 604-983-6920 to view.

A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN.. in Lynn Valley, heat & hw incl’d, ug prkg, (3 mos free) some reno’d units, 1 br, $945... 2 br, 1 bath $1200.. 2 br, 2 bath, $1275... 3 br, 2 bath.. $1475, coin wd, quiet area, 1 cat ok, No dogs, ns, 604-980-9219 BACHELOR SUITE: 365 East 2nd St, N Van: Bright, south facing suite in quiet building. Private entrance: $720/mo, incl heat, h/w & hydro avl March 15th/ April 1st, phone 604-726-4884 Beautiful Large Suites 1 BR $915, avail now. 2 BR from $1340, Mar 15 or later. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease $300 move in allowance for 2 BR suite. 604-986-3866 1 Brs $925 - $985 incl heat/hw& cable, 250 E 2nd. ns, np. now 1 yr lease large balc. 778-886-3250 BRIARS 126 E 12 St. 1 BR for April 1st. Heat & hw incl. Prkg avail, np, ns. 604-983-2086

CENTRAL LONSDALE, large updated 1 BR, cat ok $975, 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net CENTRAL & LOWER Lonsdale renov’d & bright w/view, 1 br from $850, 2 br from $1100, 3 br + from $1800. Immed 604-725-4873

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR Avail Now. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls.

Call 604-986-3356 1520 CHESTERFIELD Rd. 1 br $935 No pets. 604- 990-2971 or Wkends 778-340-7406

Call 604-922-8815 to view.

2 BDRM, $1150 & $1225 Central Lons, nice quiet bldg, carpet, h/w floors, n/p, NOW, 604-988-3227 2 BIG Bdrm, by Lynn Valley Mall, incl prkg, fp, d/w, h/w. Cat ok. + heat, $1375, Apr 1. 604-780-7149 2 BR, 149 W. 20 St., $1050, new paint & carpet, prkg, close to Lonsdale, ns, np 604-328-4104

2 BR 2 bath, exquisite new reno upper Lonsdale, hardwood, ns, np, Apr. 1, $1320, 604-469-1148

2 br a corner suite, 2nd flr of very quiet 3 story walk up, E. 15th St. large private balcony, sunny, south facing, new windows, dw, new carpet, venetian blinds, free laundry fac. no smoking & no pets, $1100 604-830-0857 msg.

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR North facing view suite, avail now, quiet bldg, located on Bellevue Ave. Rent incld heat, hw, basic cable & prkg, 604-926-1691

2 bd 2 bth (2nd bd loft)! Prkg, Swank with View! Pet OK Updated, 2 decks! 1250’, 2242 Folkstone $2295

6515

Duplexes - Rent

2 lrg brs + den, extra large living rm with f/p. ns np #2-518 West Keith Rd. Apr 1. 604-719-8263.

6522

Furnished Accommodation

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, 1, 2 br p/house 604-987-2691

www.vancouvershortstay.com

Royal LePage Northshore Diana 604-657-4508 AMBLESIDE TOWER Studio. 1 BR & 2 BR’s avail. Move in Bonus. 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

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

BAYVIEW APTS

SHORT TERM FURN. ACCOM Daily - Weekly - Monthly grandmanor.net 604-988-6082

6540

Houses - Rent

1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322

3 BR+DEN, contemporary, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas f/p, new reno, nr schools/shops, Seymour area, np ns, May 1 $2100. Ref’s 604-220-0595 after 3pm

IMMACULATE 1BR concrete building steps to Marine drive shopping. New lights, paint, glorious oak hardwood floors, BRIGHT. Heat, hot wtr, window coverings incl, no pets, no smoking, 1 yr lease. Call Maryanne 604-926-0594

4/5 BR exec view home rec room, 4 baths, fp, B. Prop W. Van, dbl garage $3500. 604-720-2913

4 BR, Blueridge, 1800sf, 4 appls, fp, 1.5 bath, nr school, $1900/mo, avail Apr. 604-987-0638

LGE 1 BDRM apt. in Dundarave Village. South facing deck. New paint & carpet. N/S N/P $1200 plus util. Call 604-922-0181 or email info@pr-insurance.ca for more info.

DEEP COVE seaside cottage 2 br f/p, new hardwood, large sundeck garage, ns $2375 604-929-5191

Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 BR. pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave. 604-926-6287

Abbotsford- 3262 Clearbrook Rd. HOUSE with 5 bedrooms, 2 baths. Mortgage helper. Only $1,598/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 or (604) 657-9422 www.wesellhomesbc.com

PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bachelor, 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s now or Apr 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated 1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.)

LYNN VALLEY, 3 BR top flr, hardwood, cat ok, $1400, May 1 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR, Apr 1, 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

935 Marine Drive

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 3 BR, Apr 1, 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

MOVE IN ALLOWANCE Bach/ Lrg 1 BR, Apr 1, quiet/clean bldng. Rent Starts/$850. Incls Ht/ Hw. N/P, N/S, 1 yr lse, Cable/Park extra. Call 604-985-4272

604-922-3246

STUDIO SHALIMAR 1785 Esquimalt W.Van $1050 −470 sq.ft adult orientated Cul-de-Sac/5th floor mountain view concrete highrise elevator-Includes heat hotwater Cable TV storage carstall. Shared laundry Workshop Garden. No pet/smoking W/W carpet senior discount Yearly lease Refs. 604-926-4601

VICTORIA PARK PLACE 615 St. Georges Ave @ E 6th St. 1 BR, bright South facing, clean quiet bldg, np, ns. 604-980-9057

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm

HOUSE w/1 bdrm suite, very central location, close to skytrain..$1,188/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

WESTHILL LUXURIOUS Executive 4 BR 5 bath, pool $5995 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net Whitby Estates, Gleneagles, B’P’s, Caulfeild, Cypress Estates, Bayridge, Lynn Valley, Furry Creek New listings Sunday NSN www.manderealestate.com Royal LePage Northshore Diana / Kristin 604-926-6011

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

1 BR IN spacious home for n/s female. Furn or unfurn, internet, w/d, $495 incl. 604-980-2106

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM bsmt suite on Grand Blvd. Shared w/d, n/s, no pets. Avail Apr 1. $850 incl util. 604 733-9794, eves 604 904-7610 1 BR garden level, share wd, ns, np but must love them, now/Apr 1, suit 1, $700incl util. 604-839-9062 1 BR grd flr ste, ns, np, need ref's, $900/mth. Dollarton area. Avail Apr 1st. 604-929-3059 1 BR, W Van, beautifully furn’d, garden level, private outside area, prkg, cable internet, utils, N/S. monthly $1300. 604-921-1935

2 BDRM suite in new house. Ground level with patio, 10’ ceilings, fireplace, 1000 sq ft, insuite laundry, $1500 per mo + util. avail immed, no pets, 604-929-4824 2 BR, fully reno’d, spacious garden suite, wd, dw, laminate flrs, large back yard, , Brtish Prop. ns, np, $1800+utils, incl net & cable, immed, 604-723-8050 2 BR garden level, Lynn Valley, 1200sf, wd, gas fp, $1200 + % utils, ns, np, now, 604-982-8642 2 BR grnd lvl, bright, recent reno, share wd, ns, np Grand Blvd ref’s, $1250 incl Now 604-340-5116

2 BR ground level 1000 sq/ft in L.Valley near shopping, schools, parks + bus. Incls WD, Sat, Wifi + parking. $1100 w/50% util, ns, np 604.988.7546

2 BR, upper British Properties, W.Van priv yard, stainless appls. garage, ns, $1900, sm pet ok. Avail now. 604-999-0454

★★★★★★★★★★ 2 BR, Westlynn furn tv, kit & i/net. cbl, np$1350incl util 604-987-2691

6605

Townhouses Rent

3 BR, 2.5 baths, Westview, fp, 5 appls, rec. facilities, prkg, np, ns, Apr 1. $1850. 604-921-4384 3 Br. large $1720. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, playground, private yard, 1300sf, drapes, heat & prkg incld. dw, 1.5 baths, 1 yr lease. no pets, #1228 Emery Pl. Lynn Valley 604-987- 4922 3BR 2.5 baths, 2 lvl, fp, 6 appl. pool/gym, 2 prkg Westview, Apr 1, $1725 heat incl 604-924-4625

MOVE IN ALLOWANCE (1/2 mnth move in, 1/2 mnth renewal). 2 BR & 3 BR’s, 5 appls, 1.5 bath, variable lse term, NP/NS, Rent start/$1435. To view call 604-986-0511

Noma 728 W.14th St, 908-7368. 3 level, 3 BR, 2.5bth, roof deck, Apr 1, lease, $2200

5035

TWIN LAKES ESTATES

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! Call Today 604-630-3300 http://classified.van.net

Private and luxurious 3 bdrm t/h, set amidst 10 acres of abundant evergreen woods and mountains, with 2 lakes & a stream, only 20 mins to d/town. A beautiful balance of unspoiled nature with the convenience of a fully modern t/home. $2,200.00 ($2,250 with pet) incl heat, hot water,cable, 2 prkg stalls. Pls call Daniel &Gloria btwn 11am-7pm at 604- 988-1838

6615

Wanted To Rent

FAMILY OF four needs house to rent for June/July/August 2011. Prefer 3 - 4 bdrms. North Shore west of Lonsdale. 604-988-0882 SEEKING SECURE garage any where in North Van. for storage, 604-988-4336

Financial Services

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5505

Legal/Public Notices

5505

NOTICE Is hereby given that on March 27th, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at 219 Mackay Rd. North Vancouver, B.C., the undersigned, Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned. Name........................Unit Alannah Alden...... # 0695 John McSwiney.....# 0478

Legal Services

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of Dennis Roy Case, also known as Dennis R. Case, Dennis Case, formerly of 6011 Eagleridge Drive, West Vancouver, BC, deceased, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executors, c/o Hara & Company, Barristers & Solicitors, Suite 301 - 460 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 4W3 on or before April 30, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Margaret Ann Ferries and The Royal Trust Corporation of Canada NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF GUNNAR ORN EGGERTSON late of 995 - 15th Street, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 2T3 (the 'Estate') NOTICE is given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate are required to send them to the executors, Mary Eggertson and Eric Arni Eggertson, at P.O. Box 11130, #3000 – 1055 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 3R3, on or before April 13, 2011, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received. EXECUTORS: Mary Eggertson and Eric Arni Eggertson SOLICITOR: Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of ZOLTAN JOSEPH KOKAI-KUUN formerly of 1095 WEST 21ST ST. NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C., Deceased, who died on JANUARY 21, 2010, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Administrator, c/o MARJON HOLLANDER, 300 - 145 WEST 17TH STREET, NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C., on or before APRIL 5, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. ANTHONY THOMAS KOKAIKUUN, Executor.

5505

From the City to the Valley

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

6602

*RENT TO OWN*

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. ★ Bach $925. ★ 1 Br $1095 ★ 1 Br+den $1125. ★2 Br $1395 up views storage NO PETS. 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com THE OXFORD - 165 East 6th St. Studio, Heat & h/w incl. Gated prkg. Sorry no pets. n/s. 604-987-5844

6600

Storage

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

GARDEN BACH. $840 W. Van, bright clean private, kitchenette, suit 1 ns, np, need car, Hwy 1 & Cypress, immed, 604-922-3004

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

2 BR, approx 1100sf, Nr Cap Univ reno, incld heat & hw, 1 prkg, ns, np, now, $1350, 604-921-4384 2 BR bright, hi-spd/cable, hardwood, ns, np, nr seabus, quiet bldg. $1300, 604-618-8338

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1 & 2 Bdrm Suites LYNN VALLEY, 2 BR, top flr, d/w, cat ok, avail now $1275, 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 Bedroom $1450 Avail Apr 1 Prestigious bldg next to seawall. Beautifully renovated, granite c/tops, h/w flrs, new appls, d/w new kitchen & bath rm cabinets, indoor pool. Facing NW w/ ocean views. Steps to community ctr, shops, transit & restaurants. Sorry, No Pets.

ADS

7010

Personals

ATTRACTIVE mature European lady on North Shore for delightful bodysage. ANITA, 604-808-5589 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 LUXURY RELAXATION SPA 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van

full body rub sauna & steam Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai

Sun-Thur 10-Midnight Fri/Sat 10am-1pm

Angel Massage 604-294-8038

402-3701 Hastings St., Burnaby

Meridien SPA LTD.

Relaxation Massage Special Rates meridienspa.com

604-985-4969

7015

Escort Services

Carman & Fox friends

604.669.9475

The Fox Den at Metrotown out-call Escorts Vancouver

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

HOME SERVICES Find the professionals you need to create the perfect renovation.

to advertise call

604-630-3300

Legal/Public Notices

Public Input Opportunity • Rezoning Application

1420 Grand Boulevard

Interested members of the public are invited to attend a Development Information Meeting with the applicant and designer for an early opportunity to review the proposal. The rezoning application proposes to subdivide the subject property into two equal lots to accommodate the construction of a new single residential dwelling plus secondary suite on each new lot. Parking would be provided in the rear for both lots and accessed from the lane.

Date: March 22, 2011 Place: 623 East 11th Street, N.Vancouver, 6-8pm

Applicant Contact Mahmoud Ahamed, Realtor Sutton Group 604-551-6779 mahmoudahamed@shaw.ca City of North Vancouver Barb Westmacott Planning Community Development 141 West 14th St., North Van., BC 604-990-4216 bwestmacott@cnv.org


HOME SERVICES 8020

Blinds & Draperies

BLACKOUT DRAPES. Cut light 100%. Save energy. Dampen sound. Innovative fabric in 42 colors. Free est. 604-506-6230

8030

Carpentry

Keen Projects Ltd, Doors to floors, framing to trim. Lic, insured, refs Landon 604-307-5628

8075

Drywall

*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

8080

FRIENDLY, Professional, Crown mouldings, baseboard, casings rough framing. 778-233-0559

FCE ELECTRIC

8035

Carpet Cleaning

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, Upholstery, Auto (Int), walls & windows 604-765-8054

8055

Cleaning

Confident Cleaning Co. • Office, Strata & House Cleaning Specialists • Residential Moving Clean-ups

Fully insured, excellent refs

Sara/Jeff 604-839-9633 $18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com ✫✫A CLEAN SWEEP ✫ Reliable Housecleaning service. Low rates 778 836-9970 ✫✫ 604 987-9970 DEPENDABLE, METICULOUS, cleaning 3 spots open for NEW CLIENTS Home/Office, reasonable rates, Inquire 604.984.9829 HOUSE CLEANING, Home Care. Excellent rates, exc. experience & exc. job. Darlene. 604-724-5661 HOUSE CLEANING, Honest and Reliable, Detailed, Reasonable Rates, 8+yrs exp. 604-722-9954 TRES-GREENTECH Cleaning Move in Move Out, Res/Com, Post constuction cleanups, Ref’s & Ins. 604-648-9002 ext 101

8058

Computer Services

COMPUTER REPAIR

~ Free Estimates ~

• Virus Removal • Onsite Service

Laptop and Desktop Repair Specialist

Call Chris • 604.998.2273 www.technologyadventures.com

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE FORMING & framing, concrete work & retaining walls. Small/big job 604-360-2082 ECO-MIX CONCRETE Ltd. specialize in delivering any amount. 604.961.6184 or ecomix@telus N.C.B. CONCRETE LTD. Specializing in residential concrete. Repair, removal and new installation. Patio specialists. 604-988-9523, 604-988-9495

8073

Electrical

Residential & Comm. Wiring Renos & Panel Changes Service Upgrade Laneway House Specialists

604-861-2647 A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 A & P ELECTRIC Lic. Electrical Contractor, EC Lic. 103364. Alex 604-600-4441 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332 LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687

8090

Fencing/Gates

Affordable Fencing & Decking Quality workmanship for 25 yrs. on the N. Shore, 604-929-6669 HITECH ALUMINUM Railing & Fencing. 5 colors 4 designs. 604-983-3210

Renovate & Repair

Carpentry, Flooring, Drywall Painting, Exterios & more!

Specializing in Small Jobs

Quality Work, Professional Service

778.233.0559

Complete Home Maint./Repairs Certified Trained Pros. For that small job. Rates you can afford. RJR Small Projects Division Part of RJR group

604-202-6118 ABLE BODIED for gardening & household needs - 604-649-5536 or email gawoco@uniserve.com AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT Renovations, carpentry, painting & home repairs. Ikea kitchen installs. Michael 604.619.1126

8135

Hauling

ABSOLUTE PROFICIENCY DD Haul & Delivery. Loads from $30 each. David 604-512-7471

8140

Heating

PRO GAS - North Shore Furnaces, boilers, gas fitting. Service & installation. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca

Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205

Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, power raking etc. 604-782-5288

Interior painting, wallpaper Quality service, with a smile! Call Arlene...604-910-3270

PRUNING & YARD CLEAN-UP, maintenance, power washing, & hedges. Russel, 604-761-0830

MIKES PAINTING Prof & Reliable WCB • 30 yrs Exp. 778-833-4771

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hardscaping & Landscaping. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. 604 782-4322

SEYMOUR LAWN MAINTENANCE Aeration, $45; Lawn cutting, $22.; Spring Package, $109.99(based on 2000 sq ft lawn) We

MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

Lee Gardener: Lawn maint. Free est. Spring clean-up, power raking, trim, Hedges 604-720-6578

www.seymourlawnmaint.ca

GREAT CANADIAN LAWNS New lawns & repairs, lawn mtce, landscaping, lighting, patios 604-924-LAWN (5296)

TREES • HEDGES • SHRUBS Pruning.Shaping.Removal. Fruit Topiary. Wolfgang 604-738-4016

8160

Lawn & Garden

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

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Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988 A.All Area Gardening Service

Flooring/ Refinishing

• Specialty in Moss Control • Aeration • Liming and Lawn Maint. • Pruning • Topping • General Cleaning

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Binder:

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

604-926-1526 604-726-9153

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

Garden Services

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

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

Furniture Repairs/ Refinishing

Antique restoration & custom reproductions. 604-984-8313 Donald Graham Antiques

8125

Gutters

Drywall

AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476

MOWING, hedge trimming, yard clean up / removal, odd jobs & gutter cleaning 604-726-4685

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

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

PRO GAS - North Shore Gas fireplaces. Repair & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca

604-518-5661

Performance Garden Service

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

604-630-3300 604-998-0218

Painting/ Wallpaper

AFFORDABLE QUALITY PAINTING. Tidy, honest. 19 yrs North Shore. John 604-980-5454

GARDEN SERVICES LTD.

Fireplaces

8195

Lorne’s Lawn Maintenance Cutting, pruning, hedge trimming, yard clean up 778-230-7657

A.A. BEST PRO

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

8115

Lawn & Garden

offer many other services & packages.

604-990-1252

8175

LAWNCUTS Free Estimates

Graig 604-986-3463 ★Call Jungle George ■ Hedges & Trees ■ Pruning ■ Dumping & yrd cleanup George’s cell 604-317-3552

Serafina Garden Services Maintenance, design, organic reassonable rates. 604-984-4433

604-876-4604

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

★ COMPLETE DRYWALL ★ By certified tradesman. Small jobs pref. 604-762-4024

ADANAC GUTTERS- Installation of continuous gutters, cleaning & repairs. Call ....604-676-1085

IT’S SPRING!! David and Sons. Gardening, power wash, etc 778-837-6667 No waiting!

COMPLETE DRYWALL Service, steel stud framing, t-bar ceiling, textured. Sunny 778-891-5466

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

Lionslandscaping.com Certified hort/designer exp wtih maintainance/installing. 604.762.8575

8220

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

Specialties Include: Kitchen & Bath Improvements We Also Do: • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

Call Bill

604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds

Moe 604-988-1011

P&G MASONRY. Retaining walls, stone facing, landscape designs 20+ yr exp 604-345-3300

★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com

Moving & Storage

604.980.MOVE (6683) 1 OR 2 Men with big or small truck affordable moving, rubbish removal, Pls. Call 604-925-3186 ON TIME, careful, free estimates & firm price. John 778-233-7329 or www.pointmoving.com TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

Oil Tank Removal

ALL-PRO TANK REMOVAL Detection & Removal of Oil Tanks * BEST PRICE GUARANTEED

778-223-8265 FREE EST.

8195

Renovations & Home Improvement

Plumbing

MASTER STONEMASON, Local, Experienced, fireplaces, facing, walls, stairs. Ivan 604-649-2271

8193

8240

Masonry

MOVERS.CA

Drainage

ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321

A. A. Allwest Garden Service Lawn maint, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-726-9213 or 604-984-1988

8160

PRECISION TOOLS, Handyman Service. Fix those nagging problems. Call Mike - 604-925-6381

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

8105

Landscaping

8185

NORTH SHORE FENCES

8100

8155

ALL HOME REPAIRS semiretired master carpenter. Kitchen, stairs, sundecks, etc. All work guar. Karl 604-985-5144

EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY

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

8075

Handyperson

COMPLETE DRYWALL Services, Insured & bonded. 604-671-9724or 604-418-3171

CARPENTER. 30 yrs exp. Renos int finishing, cedar decks, etc. Refs. (WCB) Dale 604-984-6997

Home & Yard Carpentry. Small jobs. Bsmt, floors, concrete form, tiles. Francisco 604-710-9837 www.chulavistalandscaping.ca

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COMPLETE PLUMBING, heating and gas services, new & old, hot water tanks, lic’d, ins. Quick response; friendly. 604-720-8805

DELBROOK

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 604-729-6695

CANSTAR PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ EXCELLENT PRICES ★ Free Est./Written Guarantee

2 OLD GUYS 2 YOUNG TO RETIRE WE DO IT ALL!

H 604-986-3986 C 604-537-9452

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)986-4026/805-8463 BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567

DIMAN DEVELOPMENTS.

PLUMBERS

Renovations & Construction. Mano, 604-990-1671/230-7970 www.dimandevelopments.com

Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000

EAMS DESIGN & BUILD Local contractor. Renos, extensions, carpentry. You name it we do it! Free estimate. 604-657-7157

HOT WATER TANKS & PLUMBING Max 604-506-6544

Fortif Construction: North Shore home reno specialists. 604-202-1264 www.fortif.ca

LARTER PLUMBING Heating & Gas. $70 hourly. Richard Larter 604-984-7814 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 NORVAN PLUMBING, Heating & Gas. Retrofits/Upgrades, Renos & Construction Tankless hw Heaters - Gas & Electric hw Tanks - Condensing & Atmospheric Boilers - Forced Air Furnaces. Fixture Repair or Replace. North Shore based. Efficiency Expert. Lic. Bonded & Ins. CALL MATT 604.516.9344

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

Pryce Contracting Ltd. (North Shore Based) Complete home makeover, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, suites, decks/patios, doors, windows & trim. Peter 604-988-7526 QUADRO CONSTRUCTION •Int & Ext RENO’S •Concrete •Landscaping ★ 604-323-6193

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 604-781-7695

PACIFIC RIM PLUMBING & HEATING. A North Shore Co. 604-240-1942 Get 10% off with this ad

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

RICKY DEWAN PAINTING Interior - Exterior - Strata • Pressure Washing • Small Repairs

8225

Power Washing

NORTH SHORE HOME SERVICES LTD

604-299-5831 – Cell 604-833-7529

•Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $145. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700

Serving the North Shore since 1963

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE ROAD

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

New model a game changer

FOR the past two decades, the story on the Jetta has been the same thing: “good car, too expensive.”

Jetta owners loved their German-engineered compact sedans dearly, but in comparison to less-expensive Honda Civics and Toyota Corollas, it was difficult to compete directly on price alone. As a result, the Jetta settled into something of a niche role, with a loyal fan base and a host of admirers, while the Civic and Corolla dominated sales. For its part, Volkswagen seemed fine with that. Preferring to position the Jetta as a premium alternative, the automaker decided to sell it alongside the City Jetta, which was essentially the previous model at a lower price. However, that strategy — while intriguing — could only go so far in a segment that has gotten increasingly competitive in recent years. With a new crop of value-priced compacts arriving for 2011, headlined by exciting

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SPRING BREAK E V E N T

Behind The Wheel David Chao

new entries such as the Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen had to reconsider the Jetta sales model. The result is a brand new, 2011 Volkswagen Jetta that sells for just $15,875, which is a significant drop from the 2010 model’s $22,000 starting price. And while the redesigned, sixth-generation sedan is an excellent car, that price reduction is what makes it a potential game changer. Though the Jetta still has upmarket appeal, it’s now priced like the mass-

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

THE 2011 Volkswagen Jetta’s sale price is significantly lower than the 2010 model, thanks to its 2.0-litre inline-four engine option. It’s available at Capilano Volkswagen at 1151 Marine Dr., in North Vancouver. market compacts to which it’s been compared. There’s only one major

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© 2011 Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. Savings calculated on MSRP of the Special Edition Package options less dealer discount. Total list price of a new 2011 C 250 Special Edition is $38,800 which includes base MSRP $35,900. *Lease and finance offers based on a new 2011 C 250 Special Edition/GLK 350 available only through Mercedes-Benz Financial Services on approved credit for a limited time. First, second and third months’ payment waivers are capped (up to a total of $1,350/$1,650 including tax) for lease and finance programs. Payment waivers are only applicable on new 2011 B/C/E (wagon/sedan only), ML and GLK models. Not applicable to AMG models. 27 month lease term available only on B/C/GLK and SLK models. Lease example based on $388/$468 per month for 27/39 months. Down payment or equivalent trade of $6,440/$6,815 plus security deposit of $400/$500 and applicable taxes due at lease inception. First, second and third months’ payment waivers are capped (up to a total of $1,350/$1,650 including tax) for lease and finance programs. MSRP starting at $38,800/$41,300. A.P.R. of 3.9%/4.9% applies. Total obligation is $15,974/$23,926. 18,000 km/year allowance ($0.20 per km for excess kilometres applies). Finance examples are all based on 60 month terms at an annual rate of 2.4%/3.4% and an MSRP of $38,800/$41,300. Total obligation is $41,465/$45,466. **Freight/PDI of $1,995, Dealer Admin fee of $395, air-conditioning levy of $100, and a $25.00 fee covering EHF tires, filters and batteries are now included in the down payment. Licence, insurance, registration, taxes, “green” levy taxes (if applicable) and fees levied on the manufacturer (if charged by the dealer) and PPSA are extra. Additional provincial specific fees, taxes and charges may be extra. Dealer may lease or finance for less. Offers may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers. See your authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer for details or call the Mercedes-Benz Customer Relations Centre at 1-800-387-0100. GLK 350 model with AMG Sport Package shown. Offers end March 31, 2011 and are subject to vehicle availability. 1


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Jettas with its decades-old 2.0-litre inline-four, which produces a subcompact-like 115 horsepower and 125 footpounds of torque. To get the excellent 2.5-litre inline-five that served as the base engine in last year’s model, you have to spend $21,000. Mind you, consumers who have always wanted a Jetta (but ended up with something else) can finally justify the purchase — and that’s really the point. Volkswagen has taken the Jetta closer to what it once was, without compromising what it has become. That alone will turn window shoppers into Jetta owners. Design The best overall descriptor for the Jetta is “simple,” and with that goal in mind, the designers have done a fantastic job. It’s a very elegant car, with See The page 41

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

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Performance The base 2.0-litre inlinefour generates 115 h.p. and 125 foot-pounds of torque, while the 2.5-litre inline-five pushes 170 h.p. and 177 foot-pounds of torque. Both engines get a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. Down the line, the turbocharged 2.0litre from the previous model will return (good for 200 h.p.), along with a 1.4-litre hybrid powertrain with 150 h.p. and a seven-speed, direct-shift gearbox. Of course, what many people really want in their Jetta is Volkswagen’s turbocharged TDI 2.0-litre diesel, producing 140 h.p. and 236 foot-pounds of torque and connected to a six-speed manual or direct-shift gearbox. Handling is reasonably good, but the steering is a tad light for my taste and doesn’t provide much road feedback. In combination with the 2.0-litre engine, that makes for a very relaxed base model when it comes to performance, though the prospects are improved by the more-responsive 2.5-litre. On the bright side, the Jetta retains the German feel that separates it from its American and Asian counterparts, with the firm-but-comfortable ride that we’ve come to expect from Volkswagen vehicles.

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Jetta positioned to be comeback car of the year From page 41 Controls are logically placed and easy to use, but it would have been nice to see the stereo display located at the top of the dashboard in plain view, instead of the two large vents taking up space.

As interesting as the base Trendline trim might be for under $16,000, it’s hard to recommend a car that doesn’t include air conditioning or remote keyless entry. The Trendline+ adds these features, while cruise control shows up on the Comfortline.

Features The Jetta ranges in price from $15,875 to $26,655, and is available in Trendline, Trendline+, Comfortline, Sportline, and Highline trims. Standard equipment on the Spartan Trendline includes ABS, traction control, tilt/tele-

scope steering, four-speaker CD/MP3 stereo and six airbags. Notable features available as options or on higher trims include air conditioning, fog lamps, cruise control, remote keyless entry, heated front seats, Bluetooth, six-speaker audio,

and a sunroof. Fuel efficiency for the 2.0litre gasoline engine is rated at 9.1 l/100 kilometres in the city and 6.0 l/100 km on the highway, while the TDI diesel is rated at 6.7 l/100 km and 4.6 l/100 km, respectively.

Thumbs up Lower price, sleek styling and huge trunk. Thumbs down Mediocre base engine, limited features on base models. See New page 43

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