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Berry defence alleges police manipulation of witnesses Jeremy Shepherd
FINAL arguments in the trial of alleged West Vancouver child molester Michael Berry ﬁnished this week, with Berry’s defence lawyer Ray Enright telling the judge his client was a victim of manipulation and viliﬁcation by police. Berry, 72, a former director and acting coach, is facing 10 charges related to sexually abusing six girls over several decades. Berry has pled guilty to one count of gross indecency. In his closing argument, Enright said police asked witnesses leading questions and told them Berry was a predator who had been hunting kids for years. “It’s clear there was real manipulation by police,” he said. Enright described a police interview where a witness was told there was “concrete evidence” of Berry’s guilt before she offered her recollection. He said police capitalized on that witnesses’s love of children to turn her against Berry. Enright also described an interview with police where one witness had trouble See Trial page 3
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ROSS Penhall is setting up shop in North Vancouver’s Artists for Kids Gallery for the next month. Penhall’s Studio, an interactive space installed in collaboration with the Smith Foundation, will be on display until May 11. See story page 16.
Tower plan would fund new gallery Tessa Holloway
A proposed tower at the former Shell gas station site at 13th and Lonsdale received a cautious endorsement from most of the speakers at a public meeting on Tuesday. The development, spearheaded by the North Shore Credit Union, would include 60,000 square feet of ofﬁce space for their new headquarters and a residential tower on the southeast corner that would rise 15 storeys above the ground. The total ﬂoor area is 138,964 square feet, just under double what the current ofﬁcial community plan allows on the site, and
Credit Union’s Lonsdale plans garner support at public meeting
the proposed tower is two storeys higher than when Wesgroup Properties ﬁrst unveiled the concept to the public at an open house in October. But the extra storeys mean the tower is now set back 25 feet from 13th Street, whereas the old design was ﬂush with the sidewalk, raising concerns about shadows. The change was seen as positive by many. “I’m very surprised, very pleased that you’ve addressed a lot of the things we were concerned about, one being the shadows,” said Ivan Leonard, a member of the Lonsdale Citizens Association.
Several speakers at the meeting, attended by close to 100 at the Legion Hall on 15th Street, supported the proposed amenity contributions that would see $1 million donated to Presentation House Gallery in exchange for added density. The money would kick off fundraising for a new gallery space at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue. The rest of the density bonus is proposed to come from a transfer of density from the existing North Shore Credit Union ofﬁces, which would be retained as commercial space, LEED silver equivalency design, a doubling of the units designed for those with disabilities, improvements to the public realm and the new commercial space. The gallery is eyeing the Cates building next to Lonsdale Quay, See Intersection page 3
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Fear and loathing in the election
Conservatives and Liberals are demonizing their opposition Jane Seyd
WHETHER it’s the prospect of a diabolical union with Quebec separatists or a Stephen Harper bent on ideologically driven rack and ruin, 20 11 both major parties in the federal election have a political bogeyman they’re hoping to use to shore up their support with voters.
The fear factor is a time-honoured tradition in political campaigns, said Doug McArthur, professor of public policy at Simon Fraser University. The idea, he said: “If you can create fear, you scare people from shifting their vote.” For Conservatives, the spectre of a coalition government between the Liberals, NDP and Bloc Québecois has been the favoured See Coalition page 5
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CENTRAL Lonsdale was the scene of a major police search Wednesday afternoon. North Vancouver RCMP ofﬁcers, squad cars and a police helicopter joined forces at around 1 p.m. to search for a man who is alleged to have robbed a Rogers Wireless store at 1442 Lonsdale Ave. While the North Vancouver RCMP have yet to make an ofﬁcial statement, ofﬁcers at the scene said they were looking for a man who had ﬂed from the store after allegedly producing a ﬁrearm.
Intersection crowding a concern Trial verdict is From page 1 currently owned by Washington Marine Group, but has not secured the site, said director and curator Reid Shier. Any gallery would likely cost between $7-10 million, he added. This is the second time Presentation House Gallery has tried to seek funds through a density-bonus scheme. A development next to the Quay proposed by Millennium Development Properties was shot down by the community over height concerns. “My organization has been very, very hesitant and careful (about involving) ourselves in another amenity-beneﬁt proposal,” Reid told the crowd, saying the gallery wanted to ensure there was more community consultation this time. He said he hoped the contribution and fundraising would help them renovate the building without any government support. Several concerns were raised with the proposal, in particular about what such a major intersection will look like after graphic submitted all four corners are developed, with towers crowding the street AN artist’s rendering depicts plans for the redevelopment of the former Shell gas and the extra trafﬁc. station at Lonsdale Avenue and 13th Street in North Vancouver. Leonard said he would like to have seen the street widened somewhat and worried about more possible under the OCP, said staff, with the overall neighbourhood towers crowding the street once the entire intersection is built out. plan available on the city’s website. “We’re going to have a West End on the hill; we need to think of Others raised concerns about the available parking, as developers how we’re going to accommodate it,” he said to a smattering of said the city is considering removing the street parking on Lonsdale, which is included in all the renderings, in order to make room for a applause. City staff said their goal is to have buildings set back from left-turn lane. The proposal also went before the city’s planning advisory Lonsdale, however the neighbouring Onni proposal for the Safeway site has towers fronting onto 13th Street. No applications have come committee on Wednesday and will go before council sometime in forward for the west side of Lonsdale, but towers up to 120 feet are the next few months.
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remembering dates, and police suggested she consult another alleged victim. “It’s clear the police are still doing things behind the scenes,” Enright said, arguing the police encouraged collusion. He added there was no evidence witnesses contacted each other. Crown counsel Elliot Poll disagreed with Enright’s conclusions, arguing it was “objectively improbable” the witnesses all fabricated similar evidence. Poll said Enright’s grievances about the police interviews were valid, but didn’t vindicate Berry. Berry kept his head bowed and eyes closed during much of the ﬁnal day of the trial, shaking his head at the assertion he promised fame to his alleged victims in exchange for sex. Poll said some of Berry’s victims viewed him as a father ﬁgure or a hero, sometimes calling him Uncle Mike, and accused Berry of trading on the downtrodden lives of the girls. “The gifts offered by Mr. Berry came with a sexual price tag,” Poll said. Poll said his case was strengthened by the credibility of the alleged victims, one of whom recalled meeting other girls at Berry’s house and another witness remembering details like the type of soap in Berry’s bathroom and the pornographic movie he showed her. Enright detailed inconsistencies in the testimony of several alleged victims. One witness said she was nine or 10 when she went to Berry’s house, and later said she was 13. Another witness offered a different version of the type of sexual contact she had with Berry when she testiﬁed in court than she had at two prior police interviews. Poll argued that accounts were bound to be inconsistent, given the nature of the alleged crimes. “What’s clear of every complainant is that they don’t want to talk about it,” he said. Enright took aim at the credibility of one witness who testiﬁed to having sex with Berry the ﬁrst time they met, when she was 11. “That just doesn’t have the air of reality,” Enright said. The defence lawyer argued a child molester wouldn’t risk getting caught by abusing a young girl before establishing trust. Regarding taking photos of the young girls, Enright said police implications and the passage of memory had turned something innocent into something ominous. “This was a job, there wasn’t any aspect of a sexual relationship,” he said of the pictures. Enright said Berry was contracted to take the photos because parents wanted their daughters to have a portfolio. Justice Paul Williamson — who is hearing the case without a jury — is scheduled to give his verdict on April 28.
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Rockfall catches motorist on Hwy. 99
A man escaped with minor injuries Thursday morning when a huge boulder tumbled onto Hwy. 99 just ahead of his car. The victim was driving north near Ocean Point Drive at about 5 a.m. when a 40- to 50-cubic-metre portion of the cliff face came loose and fell onto the roadway just ahead of him. The driver was apparently unable to stop before colliding with it. Emergency crews responded to the scene and administered ﬁrst aid before transporting the man to Lions Gate Hospital for treatment. His injuries are non-life-threatening. The vehicle was destroyed in the incident. Workers with the ministry of transportation were cleaning up the debris all day, forcing the closure of one northbound lane throughout the morning and afternoon. Ofﬁcials expected to reopen the thoroughfare fully by nightfall. Kurt Edmunds, district operations manager for the Ministry of Transportation, said highway improvements often open up new rock faces to the elements. — James Weldon
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Coalition spectre versus secret agenda
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scenario to scare voters into casting ballots for the Tories. Harper has used former Liberal leader Stéphane Dion’s attempt at forming a coalition with the other opposition parties to suggest current Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff also has a coalition plot up his sleeve, although Ignatieff has denied that. Conservatives have painted the idea of a coalition as “basically evil because (Bloc Québecois leader Gilles Duceppe) and the NDP are going to cause all sorts of evil things to be brought into the agenda” — from corporate tax hikes to special deals for Quebec, said Lindsay Meredith, a professor of business and political marketing at SFU. The idea is “a coalition can be blackmailed,” said Meredith, “because if their demands aren’t acquiesced to, they are going to bring down the house.” While informal alliances are common in Canadian minority governments and coalition governments function in other parliamentary democracies, real coalition governments — where more than one party forms the government and has cabinet seats — are rare in Canada. “The question is who are you in a coalition with,” said Greg Lyle, a political strategist and pollster with Innovative Research Group, who is polling for McLean’s magazine this election. “Among the Tory base, the term ‘coalition’ brings to mind a leader they didn’t like, with a party they hate, to rob them of their win,” he said. Currently, Harper is using the term “to shut down the Liberals within English Canada,” said Lyle, by appealing to fears of the Bloc
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and the NDP. “Right now, it’s mobilizing (the Conservative) base, which is probably the most important thing you can do in this election. Odds are, only half the public’s going to vote. If you have 38 per cent in the polls, you’ve got 19 per cent of your voters who are going to be sitting home on election day. If you can get them angry about something . . . then you can get more than half of your vote out.” Of course, the Conservatives aren’t the only ones wielding fear as a motivating force in the election. On the Liberal side of the fence, “the main thing they are attempting to do is suggest that Harper has a secret hidden agenda,” that will be unleashed on the unsuspecting public if he wins a majority, said McArthur. He said Liberals are implying serious cuts to health care or social services “driven by some kind of right-wing ideology” will be quick to follow a majority win by Harper. “The Opposition is saying, ‘Be afraid. Be very afraid,’” said Lyle. “The government is saying, ‘Hey, you’ve seen this guy for ﬁve years. There’s no surprises left.’” Lyle said to a large degree the election will be decided on whether voters in swing ridings believe “there’s no surprises, or believe the Opposition, that there’s some really scary surprises.” Playing into that, Liberals are also painting Harper as “totally undemocratic,” said Meredith. “They’re saying if you thought this guy threw some rules of democratic process out the window now, just wait until he’s got a majority.” Ultimately, both parties are counting on fears of the other to motivate voters, said Meredith.
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ITH a federal election looming, the Stanley Cup playoffs underway and several major stories on the world stage ﬁlling headlines this week, one lower-proﬁle event has been largely sidelined in the Canadian media. This week is Volunteer Week, and it warrants at least a little attention from all of us. The national celebration, founded almost 70 years ago, is intended to offer some much-deserved recognition to the more than 12 million people across the country who regularly give their time to causes they believe in. These individuals donate countless hours to efforts in every facet of life, from kindergarten classes to the most inaccessible reaches of the wilderness. In doing this, they look for no
reward other than to see someone else’s life made better. This army of unpaid workers goes about its business quietly and often out of view, meaning its contributions too frequently go unnoticed. They would very quickly come to our attention, however, if they weren’t there. Many things we take for granted in our day-to-day lives — from the functioning of our education system to the health of our communities to the beauty of our trails — rely heavily on the work of the unpaid. This week, offer a volunteer you know a word of thanks. Or, even better, ﬁnd a cause of your own that’s in need of a helping hand. There is perhaps no greater way to celebrate our volunteers’ efforts than to join them in their work.
The road to Calvary is unknown to many
GOOD Friday being ahead and this column dark, as journalists say, on the day itself, it seems fair weather to discuss what it’s all about.
It begins some 2,000 years ago with the birth in Bethlehem of a boy who grew up in Nazareth, which in Israel apparently was considered an unfashionable town for anyone of importance to hail from — a sort of Buffalo of its time. (I hope that isn’t too glib or too insulting to Buffalonians. I fear it’s both.) Nor were his antecedents impressive. He was born in a stable and, though 14 generations removed from the great Jewish King David, this probably wasn’t an unusually distinguished bond, considering that the Jews were a smallish population and could all claim kinship with notables. (It’s remarkable in our day that the ﬁance of a future
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Trevor Lautens king is happily discovered to be a descendant of George Washington.) His father was working class and almost nothing is known about his early days — again, no surprise. Until very recent times, history was entirely about kings, the upper class, their amours and their wars. Lesser people were invisible on history’s pages. Incidentally, this is why Shakespeare’s identity is fruitful ground for employment for literary scholars denying that a wool merchant’s son without
university education from (also unfashionable) Stratford could possibly have written Sonnet 29, let alone the rest of the astonishing words attributed to him, which led the critic A. L. Rowse to drily remark that their argument essentially was that Shakespeare’s works weren’t written by Shakespeare but by “someone else with the same name.” But I digress. At about age 30 the man began to preach, targeting sinners, not the pious, and allegedly to work miracles on the blind and even restore life to the dead — but most controversially, to claim to be the Son of God and the Messiah anticipated in Jewish scriptures. Religion was then taken extremely seriously, and he infuriated the priests and intellectuals of the day. Mobs were incited to demand his death. It is worth noting that an unlikely convert to Christianity, the acerbic and confessedly sinful journalist
Malcolm Muggeridge, declared that had he lived then he’d have been in those mobs. The man’s fate was left to the Roman governor of the province, Pontius Pilate, who, though viliﬁed through the ages, seems to this writer to have been remarkably fair and reluctant to pronounce the death sentence on a man he considered innocent. He also spoke words that remain penetratingly current: “What is truth?” That quest is not ﬁnished. Under pressure, Pilate shrugged and handed the man over to his accusers. Even his disciples, but not some women, including his mother, Mary, ﬂed from him. He was cruciﬁed. He rose three days later and ascended to Heaven. (Naturally, this is disputed. The Wikipedia entry is furiously multifootnoted.) Oh, you know this story? About Jesus, called by some Christ? Or maybe not. A few generations ago, a
huge majority of Canadians knew it by heart. For centuries, Christian culture produced great art, literature, music (still revered by the cognoscenti today — carefully stripped of Christianity). Shakespeare’s works aren’t understandable without their Christian context. Today the Christian church is almost everywhere in retreat. A paper recently presented to the American Physical Society — and God knows we can rely on experts in science, the academy, government, business and media — predicted a steady decline toward extinction in religious afﬁliation (the word “Christianity” does not appear in the news report) in most Western countries. Statistics Canada says between 1971 and 2001, Canadians reporting no religious afﬁliation rose from four to 16 per cent, and in 2004 almost half those aged 15 to 29 had none. West Vancouver soprano
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May’s exclusion sparks provincial debate View from the Ledge Keith Baldrey
THE kerfufﬂe over Green Party leader Elizabeth May’s exclusion from the federal leaders’ debate is a reminder there may be a controversy over the make-up of the next B.C. leaders’ debate.
May lost a court challenge of the decision by the television media consortium — made up of national networks such as Global, CBC, CTV, Radio-Canada and TVA — to not invite her to participate in either of the English of French language debate. May’s loss in court may have negative implications for B.C. Green Party leader Jane Sterk’s chances for being included in the next B.C. debate (I stress the word “may” because no decision will be made by the B.C. television consortium for some time yet). The Greens have had their leader in the provincial debate since the 2001 election. Former Green leader Adrianne Carr was given a place because,
at the time, the NDP was in free-fall in the polls and the spread between the NDP and the Greens had narrowed so much it was hard to argue that excluding the upstart Greens while including the fading NDP was somehow fair. Indeed, while Carr’s party didn’t elect an MLA in the election, it did pull in more than 12 per cent of the popular vote — more than half of what the NDP received that year. With that impressive showing, Carr was invited back to the 2005 vote. But the Green vote shrunk to just 9.2 per cent in that contest. Nevertheless, Carr’s successor as Green leader — Sterk — was invited to the 2009 debate. But the Green vote declined for the second straight election, down to just 8.2 per cent. So, a question naturally arises: Should the Green leader be part of the next televised debate of B.C. political leaders? As someone who has some degree of input into the decision by B.C. television stations about the debate structure (I’ve helped negotiate the last three election debates with the parties involved in each one), I think it’s a fair question. The NDP has long complained about including the Greens in the debate. The party feels the Greens “steal” more votes from the NDP than from the B.C. Liberals and so has the most to lose from the publicity a debate appearance brings a political party. As well, a number of
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environmentalists have become increasingly frustrated with the Green party’s inability to connect with the voters, and wonder whether it’s more effective to shape stronger environmental values in the other parties rather than support the Greens. Despite three debate appearances, the Greens have yet to elect anyone and in fact haven’t even come close to winning a seat. However, the Greens argue that electing an MP or MLA should not be the sole criterion for determining which party leader gets on the debate.
There is some validity to this argument. Our ﬁrst-pastthe-post electoral system favours large, established parties and makes it difﬁcult for newer, smaller parties to win seats. At the national level, the Green party received almost one million votes in the 2008 election but won no seats. Should those near-million voters have no representation in the debate? At the provincial level, the Greens won almost 135,000 votes in 2009. Is that enough to get on the stage at the debate? May has complained that
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Summer school suit likely
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SCHOOL districts on the North Shore could be on the hook to pay back more than a million dollars in previously-charged summer school fees if a class-action lawsuit against them goes ahead.
This week, a B.C. Supreme Court justice ruled a similar case launched by a North Vancouver couple against the Vancouver school district should go ahead as a class action, meaning other families who paid summer school fees can be included in the lawsuit to recover them. Jim Poyner, the North Vancouver lawyer who represents the couple, said similar class action suits are ready to go against 26 other school districts, including those in both North Vancouver and West Vancouver. The Vancouver case was launched by Sara and Ali Agha Riazi over $548 in summer school fees they paid for their son Kyvan Riazi to take science and English classes in the summer of 2004. Prior to 2007, many school districts charged fees for summer courses. They were ordered in 2007 by the minister of education not to charge for any summer classes required by students for graduation. But Poyner argues if the fees were illegal after 2007, they should also not have been charged prior to that. The class action lawsuits aim to force school districts to pay back fees between 2003 — the farthest back that can be claimed under the statute of limitations — and 2007, when school districts stopped charging them. “We’ve certainly had people complain to us about having to pay the money,” he said. Poyner said in the case of the two North Shore school districts, parents paid more than $3 million in summer school fees between 2003 and 2007. But Irene Young, secretary treasurer for the North Vancouver school district, said it’s unlikely local authorities would be on the hook for all of that, even if a case were successfully made against them. The North Vancouver school district hasn’t been served any legal papers yet, she said, so under the statute of limitations
a claim could only go back to 2005. North Vancouver collected about $1 million in summer school fees over the two years between 2005 and 2007 she said, adding some of the courses may not have been essential for graduation. “A million dollars is the absolute outside amount,” she said. “Financially it’s not going to be as traumatic for us as it is for Vancouver.” Young said prior to 2007, school districts had been offering and charging for summer school classes for more than 25 years. The province did not provide any funding for them and never told school districts they should not charge for classes, she said. “Anything offered in the summer was considered extra,” to the regular school year, she said, and was offered as a way for students to catch up. Since 2007, the ministry has provided funding for summer courses deemed essential to graduation, but “the course offerings and selection is not as broad as it used to be,” she said, and families can only enroll students in one course per summer. She said if the district is found liable for repaying the summer school fees, “We’d want to have a conversation with the province about that. It’s a bit of a joint problem.”
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INQUIRING REPORTER THREE weeks into the federal election campaign, the leaders’ debate has come and gone and polling day is getting closer, but so far there hasn’t been a lot of passion on the campaign trail, and several pundits have concluded that Tuesday’s debate didn’t change the status quo. We asked local residents if and how they’re getting engaged in the election and keeping up-to-date on the news. Find us on Facebook and tell us how closely you are following the federal election or add your comment to Inquiring Reporter at www.nsnews.com. — Tessa Holloway
Michelle Parkin North Vancouver I don’t really follow the election. I’ve just never been into politics. Growing up, my family was never into it.
How are you getting engaged in the federal election?
Phil LeGree North Vancouver I’m engaged, yes. . . . I keep up and watch to see what’s going on. I recorded the (leaders’) debate and I’m gong to watch it tonight when I get home.
Supriya Ryan North Vancouver Professionally (at the North Shore Women’s Centre), I’m trying to engage the community to vote, making sure they’re informed how to vote, where to vote.
Derrick Rockhill North Vancouver I’m involved. I watched the debate last night on TV I was unimpressed, it really didn’t tell me anything that would make me want to vote for anybody there.
Alina Gherghinoiu Vancouver I would say I’m more engaged in the federal election than the provincial election. I think it’s an exciting prospect to have a change in the Conservative government.
Ideas Fair set for Ambleside All-candidates meetings
WEST Vancouver residents are invited to participate in a second community meeting to discuss design and development options for the 1300-block of Marine Drive.
The Ideas Fair II: Bringing it Together event will be led by architect James Cheng, co-design facilitator Stanley King, and Grosvenor, an international development company that holds most of the private lands on the 1300-block. The event aims to involve the community in the discussion of development opportunities for the Ambleside Village land — part of the district’s ambitions for the revitalization of the Ambleside area. According to the district, the Ideas Fair event “will play an important role in visioning the future development of the 1300-
block of Marine Drive.” The district has identiﬁed the 1300-block area as a special site for redevelopment in its Ofﬁcial Community Plan and AmblesideNOW initiative. In 2008, district council implemented the Ambleside Village Centre Strategy, which called for the redevelopment of the 1300-block lands as a way of “creating vibrancy in Ambleside.” Residents interested in participating in the Ideas Fair, to be held Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., are required to register. No registration is necessary for the open house, set for Sunday, April 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. All events will take place in the West Vancouver Community Centre atrium. Register with Julie Reimer at 604-731-9053 ext. 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org . — Niamh Scallan
An All-Candidates Meeting for the West Vancouver — Sunshine Coast — Sea to Sky riding will take place Sunday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. at the Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. A moderator from the West Vancouver library will preside over the meeting which will include candidate speeches and a question and answer period. The event is co-hosted by the West Vancouver Memorial Library and Kay Meek Centre. An All-Candidates Meeting will take place Monday, April 18, 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. The event is hosted and sponsored by Mount Seymour United Church, Blueridge Community Association, Parkgate Community Services Society and Seymour Community Association.
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WV philanthropist donates $15M to UBC brain centre Tessa Holloway
DJAVAD Mowafaghian was already discussing a major donation to the UBC School of Medicine’s Brain Centre when he suffered a stroke last April.
Suddenly, the donation had a personal element, as the West Vancouver philanthropist was rushed to Lions Gate Hospital for brain treatment himself. “My story is a successful one, as I was very fortunate to have been taken to the hospital immediately and to have received such wonderful care from the staff and physicians at Lions Gate Hospital,” he said in an email, as he still has some difﬁculty speaking one year after the stroke. “I was in Lions Gate Hospital for two full months and experienced ﬁrsthand the impact a brain illness has on one’s life.” While still recovering, Mowafaghian quickly ﬁnished the negotiations and earlier this month announced a $15-million donation to the centre. The new 12,500-square-
metre facility is a partnership between UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health and is scheduled to open in 2013, bringing together researchers and clinicians from a range of disciplines. “Dr. Mowafaghian’s generous gift will unite research in neuroscience, mental health and addiction medicine, while bringing research and patient care under one roof,” said UBC president Stephen Toope, who joined Mowafaghian at the announcement at the UBC Vancouver campus. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 14,000 Canadians die from strokes every year, making it the leading cause of long-term disability in adults worldwide. Mowafaghian moved to Vancouver from his native Tehran, Iran, in 1987, establishing a commercial real estate ﬁrm and, in 2003, the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation, which aims to help children through health and education. The foundation has ofﬁces on Lonsdale Avenue and has helped build 26 schools in Iran, as well as donating to local organizations.
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Townhall Meeting with Michael Ignatieff Hosted by Taleeb Noormohamed, Candidate, North Vancouver and Dan Veniez, Candidate, West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast– Sea to Sky Country Sunday, April 17, 2010 • 1:00pm Pinnacle Hotel, 138 Victory Ship Way (Lonsdale Avenue at Esplanade) If you are an undecided voter, this is a perfect opportunity to learn ﬁrst-hand about the Liberal Party of Canada’s platform and an excellent opportunity to hear Michael Ignatieff in person.
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Capilano University Athletic Awards Banquet
by Paul McGrath
Capilano University board vice-chairwoman Jane Shackell and manager of athletics and recreation Joe Iacobellis ﬂash their smiles.
Photographer Paul Yates and Capilano University’s sports information director Milt Williams and athletic events and sport development co-ordinator Ryan Lenarduzzi enjoy the festivities. The Capilano University Athletic Awards Banquet was held April 7 at Seymour Golf and Country Club. There were approximately 150 guests in attendance, including featured guest speaker Rick Hansen, president and CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation. A variety of awards were bestowed (BCCAA, CCAA and Capilano Women’s basketball team member Gina Capilano University president Kris University honours), including athletes of the year — basketball player Jessica Franz and badminton player Peter Bulcroft and chancellor Peter Ufford Costantino congratulates teammate and multiaward recipient Jenna Ralston. ﬂank guest speaker Rick Hansen. Huang — and a special presentation to retiring Blues women’s soccer head coach Doug Abercrombie.
Women’s basketball assistant coach Carlee Babcock (right) congratulates head coach Paul Chiarenza on his Coaching Performance Award.
Men’s volleyball coaches Paul Tudor, Scott Weninger, Wesley Webb and Herb Sommerfeld team up for a photo.
Soccer teammates Mikela Bertelli and Katie Reilly ﬂank Scholar Athlete Certiﬁcate of Distinction recipient Jesse Lynch.
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to ARTS & CULTURE
Ross Penhall’s Studio explores creative process: Page 16 Vij’s at Home cuts right to the essentials: Page 33
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PUBLIC Frenemy’s Taral Reynolds-Podas stares down Delna Dasilma of the Riot Girls in a Terminal City Rollergirls match at Kerrisdale Arena April 9. The teams are in action again this weekend at the PNE Forum during the Westcoast Tattoo & Culture Show.
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CHERI Knutson has traded her steel-toe shoes for roller skates, coveralls for ﬁshnet stockings, at least three nights every week since September.
The North Vancouver welder and metal artist transforms into Adrenalyn Crush, a roller derby rookie making her debut on the ﬂat-track this season, but though she’s used to lighting things up at her job, nothing could have prepared her for 2,000 screaming fans at the season opener in Kerrisdale Arena last weekend. Though she was on the bench for that game, she said the crowd was infectious and opened her eyes to her new sport. “They were excited, they were fantastic. They’re so supportive,” says the blocker for the expansion team Public Frenemy after the game, part of the four-team Terminal City Rollergirls amateur league. See League page 40
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Let’s Buy Some Kids New Bikes This Year By Willie Cromack
Donating Bikes and Supporting Kids Being Brave We are playing a big game this year. A big bike game for the kids in our community. The weather is turning and the slopes are losing snow. Bike season is upon us. For many of us on the North Shore that’s our reminder to get the bikes out of the garage, pump up the tires and start turning the pedals. We are excited by the new season and all the adventures we can get up to. It’s like being a kid again: playing outside, pedaling away from our chores and having fun being healthy. But it’s not like that for every family and certainly not for every child on the North Shore. The North Shore is one of the world’s wealthiest municipalities yet unknown to many of us a vast number of North Shore families don’t have the same opportunities as most. They live in the best place on earth but live far less privileged lives than most of us do. In fact many struggle with the demands of providing basic security and nourishment. Sad but true. And quietly this happens right under our noses. Places like the Harvest Project and many churches see first hand the needs that some of our families have. In speaking with these non-profits we are shown a world where the new season means the same as the last. It means a struggle and hard work trying to support a family.
We see their children full of creativity and hope but no real access to opportunities that will support them building a future. In honour of the biking season and through the desire to support our North Shore youth growing up with confidence and the bravery to build a wonderful future, a new cycling team has been formed: Polartec Team John Henry Bikes powered by Ethical Bean. The goal: give 100 children a new bike and one full week of bike camps…and grow our communities full of Brave Kids! Follow the team as they share their stories of training, bike riding adventures and their event finishes all in support of raising awareness and donations for our disadvantaged youth. Check out the amazing stories of Polartec Team John Henry Bikes powered by Ethical Bean at www.johnhenrybikes.com. Riding never meant so much to so many. Live to ride.
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KAYLA Matzen and Arne Larsen are featured performers in the North Shore Light Opera’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Yeoman of the Guard on stage at Presentation House Theatre until April 30. The comic work originally premiered at the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End on Oct. 3, 1888, and ran for 423 performances.
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CALENDAR Art of an Ancient Era: A collection of twodimensional works from Africa, China, Egypt, Europe, India, Iran and Mexico will be on display from April 19 to 30. Casa Del Caffe: 116 East 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-983-2233. CityScape Community Art Space: 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9886844 or www.nvartscouncil.ca. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Man’s Best Friend: An exhibition of works that captures the ideal, peaceful cohabitation amongst creatures and the human species, April 29-May 28. Opening reception: Thursday, April 28, 7-9 p.m. Call for Artists: The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is seeking First Nations artists for a themed exhibition called Pushing Boundaries. Deadline for submissions: Saturday, April 30, 4 p.m. Call for Artisans and Craftspeople: The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will hold a jury for upcoming craft fairs Monday, May 2. To book an appointment call 604-988-6844 or email email@example.com. Big Ideas: A cross media student art exhibition until April 23. District Foyer Gallery: 355 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-988-6844 or www.nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents recycled steel sculptures by Carl Sean McMahon and photography by Andy Mons until May 18. 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. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents an exhibition of landscape paintings, entitled Waterworks, by artist Jennifer Harwood,
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GALLERIES Artists for Kids Gallery: 810 West 21st St., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends from noon to 4 p.m. Info: 604-903-3798 or www.artists4kidscom. Penhall’s Studio: An exhibition offering a rare glimpse of Ross Penhall’s workplace along with more than 50 photographs, drawings, paintings and prints, until May 11. Basic Inquiry Gallery: 1011 Main St., Vancouver. Gallery hours: Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. or by appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bellevue Gallery: 2475 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and outside gallery hours by appointment. Info: www. bellevuegallery.ca. Across the Jordan: Paintings by Rose-Marie Goodwin will be on display until May 7. BrushStrokes Gallery: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: www. nsartists.ca. Tea Party: View original art by the North Shore Artists’ Guild while having goodies and tea, Saturday, April 16, 1-3 p.m. Buckland Southerst Gallery: 2460 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-1915. www. bucklandsoutherst.com. Cafe for Contemporary Art: 140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: MondayFriday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or email@example.com. Counter-Revolution, Inside-Out: Human rights activist Shohreh Ghabary will exhibit a collection of recent paintings and a series of embroideries she secretly crafted during the years she was in Tehran’s Evin Prison, until April 25. Opening reception: Friday, April 15, 7-9 p.m. Caroun Art Gallery: 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.caroun.net, 778-372-0765 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
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Penhall’s Studio explores creative process
Artists for Kids Gallery will be painter’s home for the next month ■ Penhall’s Studio: An interactive exhibition of works by Ross Penhall, who is also setting up shop in the gallery, on until May 11 at North Vancouver’s Artists for Kids Gallery, in collaboration with the Smith Foundation. Info: www. artists4kids.com.
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WHEN Ross Penhall accompanied his son to the tattoo parlour for moral support, he walked away with more than he bargained for. The acclaimed West Vancouver artist opted to get inked himself, leaving with “shut up and paint” inscribed on his left forearm. The piece is telling of Penhall’s creative process and serves as a permanent reminder of the importance of uncluttering his mind with negative, unproductive thoughts and getting down to business. “The best thing for me is to just go to my studio and paint,” says Penhall. “Like many things in life, you have to shut up and just do it.” Penhall’s approach to art is currently being showcased, along See Penhall page 40 ROSS Penhall and Kay Meek board member Jan McCaffrey look at the painting, “Between Artist’s and Scholars Gate, NYC,” the artist has donated to the Kay Meek Centre to be auctioned off May 5 by Maynards as part of fundraising efforts for the West Vancouver arts centre. For more information on the work contact Kate Bellringer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CALENDAR registration: 604-990-3700, ext. 8016. As Dreamt, As Built — Maps and Plans of North Vancouver. An ongoing exhibit of documents that highlight the community’s development. 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. A Painter and a Potter: Paintings by Roy Geronimo and pottery by Margaret Scott will be on display until May 15. 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. 1001 Funny Things You Can Do With a Skirt: A showcase of stories in poetic form by writer Elizabeth Dancoes alongside related drawings, paintings, embroideries and digital art by Eleanor Hannan until April 26. Spring has Sprung: Artists are cleaning out their cupboards and their work will be on sale April 28-May 1. 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. A Textile Translation: Textile works by Fibre Essence, a Vancouver textile collective of 14 artists, celebrating the annual Cherry Blossom Festival will run until April 17. Donations will be accepted for Japanese relief. Blossoming: A celebration of ﬂoral beauty with photographic plant portraits by Jennifer Lamb and paintings on canvas by Maryam Vancouver, April 19 to May 1. Opening reception: Tuesday, April 19, 6-8 p.m. Starﬁre Studio: 6607 Royal Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-5510 or www.
From page 15 April 20-May 28. Opening reception: Saturday, April 23, 2-4 p.m. 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. Body and Soul: Mario Armitano’s sculptures and Georgina Farah’s oil on canvas will be on display until April 17. Reﬂections 2012: Original paintings and 2012 calendar launch from the students of Capilano University’s IDEA Program, April 19-May 1. Opening reception: Tuesday, April 19, 6-8 p.m. Artists in attendance: Saturday, April 23, 2-3 p.m. 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. North Shore Studios and Galleries: Various locations from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay. Info:www.nsartcrawl.ca. Inaugural North Shore Art Crawl: A free visual art festival featuring over 80 participants April 16 and 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-998-3455 or www.nvcl.ca. North Vancouver Community History Centre: 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Info and
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Two plays set high standard Martin Millerchip
IT’S competition time again in the community theatre world and local companies are gearing up for the annual Festival of Plays. This year’s competition will run May 2-7 at Presentation House, with the winning production going on to represent the North Shore at Theatre BC’s Mainstage competition in Kamloops, July 1-9. The North Shore competition will be adjudicated by Vancouver professional director John Cooper. If the two local productions I saw this past week are setting the standard, this year’s festival will be a memorably close-run competition and leave Cooper facing some exceedingly difﬁcult choices. I hadn’t thought about the fairly obvious contrast between the two productions I chose to preview this year until after I saw them. One is an all female cast and examines the relationship between mothers and daughters, the other includes two lovely female cameo roles, but is entirely driven by male testosterone. The juxtaposition makes for obvious critical comparisons, but I chose to go to North Vancouver Community Players and Deep Cove Stage because I didn’t preview their productions last year.
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KAREN Golden (left), Kristen Ross, Jennnifer Huva and Kathy Daniels are excellent in If We Are Women. McClelland Glass, A North Vancouver Community Players production at Hendry Hall to April 23. Tickets: 604-983-2633. I saw the premiere of this play at the Vancouver Playhouse in 1994. It was an excellent production featuring Diane D’Aquila and a young Ruth McIntosh. Setting aside quibbles about the North Van set and sound design, I was going to say that the local
production is just as good. But to be absolutely fair, 17 years is a long time and that wouldn’t be an apples-toapples comparison. What I can say for sure is that the NVCP actors, under the able direction of Stephen Torrence, moved me just as much the second time around. Glass’s title is based on a Virginia Woolf quote — “We think back through our mothers if we are women.” Neat endings and messages are
anathema to Glass. She gives us three conﬂicted characters connected by blood and marriage, and examining their lives and missed opportunities in the wake of the death of Jessica’s partner. Jessica’s uneducated but practical Saskatchewanfarmer mom, Ruth, is trying to understand intellectual Americans like Jessica’s Jewish mother-in-law, Rachel. The two are struggling to ﬁnd common ground. The fourth character, Polly, embodies the optimism the older women appear to have lost. She’s Jessica’s justgraduated daughter who has stayed out all night, leaving Jessica and the grandmothers convinced that “something sexual is afoot.” All four actors are excellent but Kathy Daniels’ Ruth and Jennifer Huva’s Polly are absolute standouts. Kristen Ross is a fabulous mother but a less-layered daughter. It may be the playwright’s fault for saddling Jessica with “literary” lines because she is an author. Lines like “I cannot de facto sit at a table and make chat with a feckless youth” suggest literary geekiness rather than literary ability. Karen Golden’s Rachel could use a little more bite on occasion, the soundtrack should run throughout the play and the functional set could use more decoration, but these are minor quibbles when weighed against the ensemble acting.
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CALENDAR 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. The Sylvia Hotel: 1154 Gilford St., Vancouver. Elemental Repetition: Artwork by Patti Smith and her daughter Renée Lee Smith-Rechtschaffner will be on display from April 28 to June 30. Opening reception: Thursday, April 28, 5-8 p.m. Tartooful: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 604-9240122 or www.tartooful.com. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9257407 or www.westvanlib.org. Imagining Sustainable Futures: An exhibition in honour of Earth Day will run until April 30 with paintings by Robi Smith and T-shirt designs by Shannon Harvey. West Vancouver Municipal Hall: 750 17th St., West Vancouver. Hours: MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 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. A Classical Spirit: Abstract painter Sylvia Tait’s work will be on display until May 21. Winsor Gallery: 3025 Granville St., Vancouver. Info: 604-681-4870 or www. winsorgallery.com CONCERTS Capilano University
Biloxi Blues poignant, funny From page 18 I’ve been told the other NVCP festival entry, Driving Miss Daisy, is a huge success. The competition will be tough. ■ Biloxi Blues by Neil Simon, a Deep Cove Stage Society production at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre to April 16. Tickets: 604-929-3200. I really didn’t want to go to a show on the ﬁrst night of the playoffs. I’m so glad I did. First off, I didn’t expect to laugh as much as I did. Nor did I expect to actually care about the characters. Poor Neil Simon — so readily, but wrongly, dismissed. Kudos to director Michael Coleman for his brilliant casting and drilling of his actors. They are all good, but Michael Adamthwaite deserves especial mention for creating the rock against which the others crash. It’s not all comedy. This cast is so good that, collectively, they remind us that we send our boys to be killed in war.
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NORTH Shore musical theatre talents Emily Fraser, Linzi Voth and Madeleine Suddaby are part of the cast performing in The Will Rogers Follies currently on stage at New Westminster’s Royal City Musical Theatre. The production runs until April 24. Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Box ofﬁce: 604990-7810 or www.capilanou. ca/theatre. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North
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CALENDAR Admission: $10. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church: 1110 Gladwin Dr., North Vancouver. North Shore Music Festival: On April 15 the trophy winners of piano and strings will perform at 7 p.m. Admission: $10/$5. Info: 604-987-1067 or 604-929-1592. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: www.kaymeekcentre.com or 604-913-3634. The Pro Nova Ensemble will perform Sunday, April 17 at 3 p.m.
From page 19 Dark Side of the Moon Sunday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $42/$40/$36. Deep Cove Coffee House: St. Clare-in-the-Cove, 1384 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: email@example.com or 604-9294019. The Keith Sinclair Trio will perform jazz Friday, April 15 at 9 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and warm-up acts begin at 7:30 p.m.
Admission by donation. Lucas Centre: 2132 Hamilton Ave., North Vancouver. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Mount Seymour United Church: 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Spring Bling: The North Shore Chamber Orchestra and the Ambleside Orchestra will join forces to perform a concert of musical See more page 21
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NORTH Vancouver’s April Telek stars in director Katrin Bowen’s Amazon Falls, which opens today at Denman Cinemas. Telek plays a B-movie actress making her way through Hollywood in a story partly based on Bowen’s experiences in Tinseltown. For an interview with Telek visit www.nsnews.com.
classics, Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Admission by a suggested donation of $10. Info: 604922-1035. Queen Elizabeth Theatre: West Georgia at Hamilton, Vancouver. Tickets: www. ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-9855000. Ganbare Japan: A beneﬁt concert featuring members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Kokoro Dance, Takeo Yamashiro, Jim Byrnes, Alcvin Ramos, The Sojourners, Bill and Saffron Henderson, Doug and the Slugs, Simon Kendall, 54-40, Mae Moore, John Ellis and Taiko for Tohoku — a collaboration of taiko players of the Lower Mainland, Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $75/$35/$25. Proceeds will beneﬁt earthquake relief in Japan. Rockridge Secondary School: 5350 Headland Dr., West Vancouver. Master Musicians Concert: The Troy University Symphony Band from Alabama will be joined by special guests Martin Berinbaum, Gene Ramsbotton and Malcom Aiken, Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. The West Vancouver Youth Band will join in playing of the national anthems. Admission by donation. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver.
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to FASHION & STYLE
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The blazer is back: suit up for spring Dear Mattie: Are suits in fashion for spring? Stylin’ in Seymour
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Dear Seymour: Yes, suits are back in style. The good news is that there is a variety of ways ladies can wear their suit, from casual to professional and everything in between. The main silhouette to look for when buying pieces is the suit should be body conscious and consist of soft, lightweight, layering pieces. The silhouette can either be straight, curvy and even angular. This ﬂexibility allows many body types to incorporate the suit into their wardrobe and still maintain a sense of style. Many different pieces can create the suit, but an important trend to keep in mind is that minimalism is in fashion. The style of the blazer needs to match the trousers. Also, the fewer the number of colours you are wearing, the more in fashion you are. The full two-piece matching suit is the trendy look. This look goes back to the nineties, when the power suit was the fashion item. The look is a blazer that is structured and not ﬁtted. The trouser is also tailored, but not skinny. The suit look is all about the
blazer matching the trouser. The blouse or top needs to be as simple and lightweight as possible, otherwise it will make the silhouette bulky. This minimalist look, with structure, opens the possibility of a great belt. The belt and shoes need to match. The suit is a coordinated look. There are many ways to pull off the suit without looking too serious. To create the illusion of a suit, the colours need to match. Taupe falls into the brown family and grey falls into the black family. Different tones of the same colour are considered one colour. Pants should look like trousers this season. They should be tailored with a loose ﬁt. Even if the fabric is lightweight, it should not cling to your leg. Narrow and wide-leg pants are in fashion and both are ﬂattering because they have a higher waistline. Narrow pants have pleats from the waistline but still maintain a narrow, yet slightly balloon leg with tapering at the ankle. Wide pants are straight from the hip down. This voluminous look is quite trendy right now, especially with a ﬁtted top. Blazers have become very popular and are the jacket of choice for professional and casual wear.
Blazers are also structured. They should be comfortable. The sleeves are shorter and ﬁtted and they are single breasted, with not too many buttons. The length ranges from the top of the hip to just below the hip line. For an edgier look, the shoulder can be pronounced, with a rounded curve or angular edge. Most styles have narrow lapels or are collarless. Mix and match the pieces and see which looks best on your body type. Blazers can be worn with everything this season. Jeans and casual pants are still in fashion. Jeans are medium to darker washes and the ﬁt of your pant should look like a trouser, not a faded, vintage pair of pants. Hoodies and yoga pants are out, unless you are hanging out at home or going to the gym. Ladies, fashion has stepped it up a notch! Adieu, Mattie Mattie à la Mode is a monthly fashion advice column. Mattie is a freelance writer and fashion expert. She can be reached via E-mail: mattiealamode@ gmail.com or visit her blog mattiealamode.com.
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SEVENTIES style icon and original rocker chick Patti Hansen is the face of this year’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign.
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Hansen, a cancer survivor and former model who is married to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, poses for the campaign with her two daughters, Theodora and Alexandra. To celebrate the campaign’s 10th year in Canada, charity Rethink Breast Cancer and the Joe Fresh brand have introduced 10 new apparel items to raise funds for breast cancer research,
education and support. The collection arrives in stores today and includes the white T-shirt with sequined bulls eye ($14) that Hansen models, six women’s coloured bulls-eye T-shirts ($12), two T-shirts for men ($12) and a black tote bag ($24). The sequined tees are limited in quantity and available in Vancouver at the stand-alone Joe Fresh store at 540 Granville St. All other items are available at Superstore in North Vancouver, starting today and throughout the month of May. — Layne Christensen
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Fashion As Art: The exhibition 1001 Funny Things You Can Do With a Skirt showcases original stories in poetic form by writer Elizabeth Dancoes alongside related drawings, paintings, embroideries, and digital art by Eleanor Hannan, to April 26 at Seymour Art Gallery. The stories and images are based on the ancient, mysterious gesture known as Ana Suromai, literally “to raise the skirt.” The gallery is at 4360 Gallant Ave., Deep Cove. Info at www.1001funnythings withaskirt.blogspot.com. A Spring Fling: The Rotary Women’s Association of Vancouver will present a fashion show and luncheon on Monday, April 18, 11:30 a.m. at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Rd. in Vancouver. Fashions will be provided by Kerrisdale boutique On the Go. Tickets are $50. Door prizes and silent auction. To purchase tickets, call Joyce Kerr at 604-9269197. Seating arrangements must be completed by April 13. Net proceeds will support women’s organizations. Get Dressed for Kids, a fashion show and gala event to beneﬁt Lions Gate Hospital’s pediatric ward, will take place Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m. at Seymour Golf & Country Club. CTV’s Rebecca Hall will MC the evening, which is sponsored by North Shore News, Fresh Air Fitness, Fresh Marketing, Techniks Hair Studio and Sanctuary Esthetic Salon. Tickets are available at Get Dressed at Westview Shopping Centre and Parkgate Village. Info: 604-924-2633 or 604-924-2600. Half-price Sale: The thrift shop at Mount Seymour United Church, at 1200 Parkgate Ave. just off Mount Seymour Parkway, holds its half-price sale on Thursdays from 2 to 8 p.m. North Shore Needle Arts Guild meets the second Thursday of the month and offers instruction in all types of embroidery and beading at St. Martin’s Anglican Church hall in North Vancouver. New members are welcome. For membership information, please call 604-922-4032. — Compiled by Layne Christensen Fashion File is a weekly column. Priority is given to North Shore events and organizations. If your business or charity is planning an event, send your information as early as possible
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Beach to chic
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LONG or short, dresses ruled the runway for spring. Banana Republic has introduced its most expansive summer dress collection to date, with 70 distinct styles for weekend, work and evening. Among the standouts in store now are the ﬂoor-sweeping Alicia silkprinted patio dress ($185), at left, and the leggy watercolour print wrap dress ($160).
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CALENDAR From page 21 Info and reservations: 604-9257292 or www.silkpurse.ca. The Camino: Follow along Katy Hadalen and Steven Charles on a sacred journey of stories, songs and images for Easter, Thursday, April 21 at
10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov: Russian pianist Elena Ulyanova will perform Thursday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. West Vancouver United Church: 2062 Esquimalt Ave., West Vancouver.
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2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www. centennialtheatre.com. Box ofﬁce: 604-984-4484. Little Shop of Horrors: Windsor secondary students will perform this musical until April 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/$15.
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CALENDAR From page 27 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, 7:3011:30 p.m. Red Lion Bar & Grill: 2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-8838. Jazz Vocalist Julie de la Pena will perform Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m. Pianist Randy Doherty will perform every Friday and
Saturday at 8 p.m. 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: 604-984-3087. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.1 a.m. Saltaire Restaurant: 235 15th St., West Vancouver. Live local jazz every Thursday. Taylor’s Crossing: 1035 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Info: 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 The Edge Bistro: 3135 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. B.C. Book Prize Finalists Tour: Meet authors Grant Lawrence, Sylvia Olsen and Meredith Quartermain, Tuesday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-0286. North Shore Writers’ Festival: Dianne Warren will read from her ﬁrst novel Cool Water Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m. For more details and a complete schedule of events visit www. northshorewritersfestival.ca. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion with moderator Mark Battersby, Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Topic: Are conspiracy theories credible and how can we assess them? Admission: $5. North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-998-3490. North Shore Writers’ Festival: Caroline Adderson will read from her novel The Sky is Falling Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. For more details and a complete schedule of events visit www. northshorewritersfestival.ca. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7400. North Shore Writers’ Festival: Meeru Dhalwal will discuss her latest cookbook Vij’s at Home: Relax Honey Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m. For more details and a complete schedule of events visit www. northshorewritersfestival.ca. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion with moderator Randall MacKinnon, Friday, April 15 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Topic: How will Earth sustain its ever growing population? Admission: $5. — Compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information for your North Shore event to email@example.com.
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Caught in the Net
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ALAN Blackwell, Heather Sharpe, Rosalyn Winther, Murray Price and Maighdlin Mahoney are featured in Caught in the Net, a comedy written by Ray Cooney, opening tomorrow night at Kay Meek Centre. The production, directed by Simon Drake, runs April 21-23, 28-30. For tickets and more information call 604-913-3634 or visit www.kaymeekcentre.com.
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Award winning authentic Southern BBQ, slow cooked until succulent & delicious! Extensive wine & bourbon bar available. Live blues Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.Two big screen TV’s to catch all the games. Big portions, great value, family friendly atmosphere, takeout & catering available. Come in for some ‘Q! 1629 Lonsdale Ave, N. Van. 604-929-3699 www.memphisbluesbbq.com
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Vij’s at Home cuts right to the essentials
■ Meeru Dhalwala speaks at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, Saturday, April 16, 2 p.m., as part of the North Shore Writers Festival.
John Goodman firstname.lastname@example.org Meeru Dhalwala doesn’t mince words. In the kitchen, Dhalwala, as a fulltime mom and restaurant owner, may do her share of mincing, but in conversation she speaks her mind, and that directness carries over into her new cookbook Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey: The Warmth and Ease of Indian Cooking. Written with her husband, master chef Vikram Vij, Dhalwala takes readers behind the scenes to give a taste of what two busy restaurateurs consider the essentials of home cooking. The book serves as a primer for families interested in making the most of mealtimes despite their hectic schedules. Dhalwala spoke to the North Shore News about the new book and her own busy schedule running two of Vancouver’s most popular Indian restaurants. North Shore News: Where did you develop your love of cooking? Meeru Dhalwala: Here in Vancouver. I had just moved here from Washington, D.C., and I did not have my working papers. I was hanging out at Vikram’s very ﬁrst restaurant on West Broadway because I had nothing else to do. The ﬁrst thing I ever made was the chai and that led to the ginger lemon drink and because I was working with ginger that led to a coconut curry vegetable dish. North Shore News: But up until then you were not involved with food preparation? Meeru Dhalwala: No, none whatsoever. My food preparation is what my mom taught me before I left home,
now. I’ve been working all day, let’s get into the home mode.” The girls are doing their homework, I’m cooking the dinner and as soon as I ﬁnish cooking I reemerge back into my mom/family mode. Other times it’s just something to do. I have a friend coming over and we’re just talking and cooking at the same time. I get friends to help out with the chopping and the stirring and stuff like that and it just adds more to that connection with people. The thing is expectations are so high now. I don’t know if it’s watching too much of the Food Network or if it’s just too many celebrity chefs doing their celebrity chef thing, but the expectations have become so high we just don’t pop by one another’s homes as much anymore. It’s got to be a production and if I had to put on a production every time I wouldn’t have dinner parties as much as I do. If I have to take out different silverware and different china and make the food look perfect, that’s not the same thing as popping open a beer and eating and drinking together and then helping with the cleanup and stuff.
which was to make a kidney bean curry, rajma chawal, which is in the cookbook, and then she taught me how to make a chickpea curry. So I knew how to make two different curries and rice. Basically what I was equipped with was the knowledge of how to cut onions, garlic and tomatoes. That was basically my repertoire if that’s even the word to use. That was my diving board from which I jumped. North Shore News: Who or what are your inspirations in the kitchen? Meeru Dhalwala: It’s kind of like loving your child. I just love it. I don’t really need an outside inspiration to tell you the truth. North Shore News: You and Vikram approach cooking in entirely different ways. In the book you describe both of you making a lamb stew but the results are strikingly different. Meeru Dhalwala: We make it very differently. We use the same spices, his is just way more robust than mine. His is more in-your-face tasting where as with mine you don’t start sweating until about three quarters of the way full. With Vikram it’s the ﬁrst bite. When I say spicy I don’t mean just in terms of the red cayenne pepper. He uses more spices than I do, but not unnecessarily — if he’s making a rice pilaf he’s not going to put in a lot of spices that don’t belong. The one thing I would say Vikram does do better than I do is he makes a way meaner basmati
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THE husband and wife team of Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij share family recipes in their new cookbook Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey: The Warmth and Ease of Indian Cooking published by Douglas & McIntyre. Dhalwala hosts a ‘Chai Chat’ at West Vancouver Memorial Library tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. rice pilaf than I do. He’s got the touch to make the basmati grains all ﬂaky and airy. Otherwise I give him credit for nothing (laughs). North Shore News: The recipes in Vij’s at Home are intended for families with busy schedules. Many families lead hectic lives except some eat better than others. Meeru Dhalwala: Those recipes in the cookbook were made very carefully with
the ingredients and I wrote everything down. On a daily basis if I went through that book making them I would have the same trial and error rate as every other family. North Shore News: That’s encouraging. Meeru Dhalwala: That’s the point. In the home, when we’ve got so much going on, a lot of times it’s the love and the effort that goes into cooking that compensates for,
let’s say, “restaurant ﬂavour.” North Shore News: You also focus on the social aspect of cooking. Meeru Dhalwala: It’s a crucial thing but it just depends (on the timing). I like to cook on my own with no music on in the background at the end of the day. That’s my downtime, my little half hour of just “OK Meeru, calm down, let’s get into the home mode
North Shore News: Up until recently, your dining room served as a playroom and ofﬁce. I’m sure many families can relate to that. Meeru Dhalwala: It was not a dining room. It was a TV room, it was a playroom, it had my desk and ﬁles. Everything was in that room and I am not kidding you — it was never clean. A TV series made a request to come and ﬁlm in our house in our dining room. They just made the assumption that Vikram would have a dining room and then Vikram (didn’t want) to tell the Anthony Bourdain people that he didn’t have a dining room. I take a different approach to it, I mean, so what? Everybody does things See Joy page 34
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Joy of Feeding event set for UBC Farm
From page 33
differently, Vikram. In a way that’s a key to our success — he’s more the Europeantrained professional and so I think I get on his nerves like crazy. North Shore News: You have two restaurants here in Vancouver. Do you ﬁnd you focus on one more than the other? Meeru Dhalwala: I focus on Vij’s when it’s time to focus on Vij’s and I focus on Rangoli when it’s time to focus on Rangoli. Sometimes Rangoli takes more attention away from me and sometimes Vij’s takes way more attention away from me. Even though Rangoli is a smaller restaurant it doesn’t translate into requiring less work. Everything always needs to be tweeked, right? Staff always need to be taken care of and I just enjoy both places as well. It’s pretty equal. North Shore News: Is it true you have an all-female kitchen staff from the Punjab? Meeru Dhalwala: It never started out that way on purpose, it just happened. We have had other people, nobody’s been let go. I think it’s a very high, calm female energy, and if you’re not a calm male it won’t really work for you in our kitchen. North Shore News: Are the restaurants similar in other respects as well or are there differences? Meeru Dhalwala: I say this all the time. I’ve got two daughters and you know how you parent each child in terms of how that child is. For lack of a better word, how I parent Vij’s and Rangoli is very reﬂective of the personalities as well. Vij’s is my older daughter and Rangoli is the younger daughter. Very different personalities — the younger one is spunky but sometimes very
high maintenance, whereas it’s the older one who feels more responsible.
North Shore News: If you experiment with a dish, would it ﬁrst go to one restaurant more than the other? Meeru Dhalwala: It goes to Vij’s only because Vij’s is closed during the day time. Rangoli is open for lunch and sometimes what happens is I’m riding my bike to the restaurant and I will see a colour on some woman and that colour will suggest a vision for a dish and then spices and then in the ﬁve minutes it takes to get there I have a recipe idea. What I prefer to do is as soon as I get an idea I say, “OK everybody stop, I’ve got an idea.” Everybody stops and we start doing it versus me writing it down. When I write it down I’m intellectualizing it, whereas if I hurry up and I use my hands and I actually make it, that’s me emotionalizing it. Because Vij’s is closed during the day time I’ve always got a stop person who is readily available. Vij’s in that way is more available for experimenting. North Shore News: Your restaurants focus on freshness and the use of local produce. Meeru Dhalwala: We’re not 100 per cent local produce, especially in the winter time, but that is a stated goal if we can buy local and we can buy sustainably farmed produce and it’s within our price point, or if its something special and we can charge more for, we go that route. I’m holding a local food event called the Joy of Feeding at UBC Farm on May 15. What I’m trying to do is to bring cooking and eating down to what it really is and that’s what I call “non-egotistical nourishment.” That is really what eating is. It’s not about eating out at restaurants — that’s a special event, at least it is for me. Cooking at home is the most important thing. The Joy of Feeding is that the joy doesn’t always come out in cooking. Cooking is a pain sometimes but it is a necessary work. It’s not a household chore like doing the laundry or doing the dishes. The Joy of Feeding is 15 moms from 15 different heritages and 15 different professions. They are going to be cooking and feeding all the guests a family-favourite meal that they make at home all the time for their kids. We’re going to
cook for 800 people. None of these moms are professional cooks, but no matter how busy they are and no matter what they do they make dinner. We may not clean our house but we come home and cook dinner for our families.
North Shore News: One ingredient stands out more than others in Vij’s at Home. Crickets. Meeru Dhalwala: They were on the menu for almost two years. The menu is limited and I rotate things off and it was just their turn to get off. The only thing I do not rotate off are the lamb popsicles and that’s to my dismay. Nothing would please me more than to take those damn popsicles off the menu. They are such a hit and because they’ve become the signature dish of the restaurant people are coming from all over just to try the popsicles. So I don’t change the popsicles and I don’t change the jackfruit anymore but everything else changes so the crickets were beyond their turn. I haven’t found another local organic insect but I am working with UBC and I’m trying to ﬁgure out a way to source and get a local organically-raised insect for the menu. North Shore News: Goat meat plays a big role in Indian cooking. Meeru Dhalwala: In India goat is a staple meat. If you say meat, it’s goat, if you say mutton, it’s goat. You say meat curry, it’s goat. It’s either goat or chicken. Technically mutton is sheep but in India it translates into goat. You don’t eat cow out of respect for the Hindus and you don’t eat pork out of respect for the Muslims. Lamb is just too expensive in India. If you go back to the time of Krishna it was probably venison or goat. North Shore News: You’re going to call your talk at the West Vancouver library Saturday a “Chai Chat.” Meeru Dhalwala: Yes, because we are going to be talking about Indian food and the cookbook and we’re all going to be tasting the chai. Drinking chai. When you walk into a place and the person who is hosting offers you something — gives you an offering — it changes the ambience between human beings and it makes it more enjoyable for everyone. For more information on the Joy of Feeding event at UBC Farm visit the joyoffeeding.com website.
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Stripped-down sound makes connection ■ Pete Yorn, Commodore Ballroom, April 2.
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IF there’s one thing that deﬁnes Pete Yorn’s brand of rock, it’s simplicity.
This was underscored in the encore to his April 2 show at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom when, after performing for an hour with a ﬁve-piece band, the 36-year-old New Jersey native came back out on stage by himself and played an acoustic cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.” Yorn was at his most relaxed of the night and at BEING THERE his most connected with the audience, and the power of the performance was reﬂected in the roaring response from the otherwise low-key crowd. The moment went to show that Yorn, who writes his songs alone on an acoustic guitar, is ﬁrst and foremost a one-man band. The other musicians, three or four of them at any one time on guitars themselves, are there more to amplify his performance than to compliment it. The result is a strippeddown sound that’s powerful in its simplicity. The artist, on tour to promote his self-titled ﬁfth solo album released last fall, played to a modestly sized but devoted audience after opener and tour mate Ben Kweller, who played his own solid set in front of what appeared to be a homemade “Ben Kweller” banner. Yorn opened with “Panic,” a Smiths’ cover from his debut album musicforthemorningafter, followed by last year’s Precious Stone and Velcro Shoes. Although Yorn had good energy on stage, it wasn’t until the ﬁfth song — hit single “Life on a Chain” from his debut album — that the West Coast audience showed any real verve See Yorn page 36
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Ice Cube had a good time in Vancouver ■ Ice Cube, Commodore Ballroom, April 11.
Alysa Lechner Contributing Writer
SOMETIMES journalists stare danger in the face in order to get a good story.
Anderson Cooper comes to mind in his coverage of myriad natural disasters around the globe. My turn to brave a storm for the sake of journalism came on Monday night at Ice Cube’s performance at the Commodore. As a 21year-old white girl in jeans and a plain T-shirt, this was clearly not my scene. I found myself surrounded by some of the biggest (literally and ﬁguratively) Ice Cube fans, girls who had clearly painted on their outﬁts and a whole lotta guys who looked like J-Roc from Trailer Park Boys. One thing the whole crowd could agree on though was the talent on the stage. Vancouver’s JayKin opened the evening up showcasing a laidback, chill, real West Coast vibe. JayKin rapped over a Washed Out track, which I was particularly fond of since his smooth ﬂow reconciled the gap between rap and “chillwave.” Deﬁnitely a chameleon, deﬁnitely a talent; JayKin is someone to keep on your radar. Once JayKin’s set ended, I stopped caring about not looking like anyone else in the crowd and realized that everyone was there just to have fun. DJ Seiko played tunes worthy of a house party, so the crowd would just keep dancing in between sets rather than troll around swilling drinks. To my surprise, Ice Cube came on when he was supposed to at 11:30 p.m., and despite the technical difﬁculties (the power cut out in his opening track, so they performed it again), it was quite the entrance. I always think it must be hard for rappers to keep the audience’s attention seeing as they have no instruments to work with, but backed up by WC (who, I must say, sure
can rock a goat beard) and DJ Skee, the energy emanating from the stage was colossal. Ice Cube and WC interacted with the audience throughout songs and even more in between. Oh yeah, and whenever Ice Cube said anything in between tracks, DJ Skee played gunshot sound effects. Amazing. Cube paid homage to his former NWA members as well as some of his close friends who had passed, namely Eazy-E and Nate Dogg. The whole show was a master blend of Ice Cube classics and some of his new songs. The set consisted of mostly well known tracks with a couple newer ones freckled in between. Despite it being off his newest record, I Am the West, “Drink the Kool-Aid” got the crowd just as hyped as “We Be Clubbin’” and “You Can Do It”. Obviously, the peak of the performance had to be “It Was A Good Day,” not just because it’s Cube’s most recognized song, but because of the way he set it up. Cube asked the audience if they were having a good time, and then mentioned that he can always tell if DJ Skee is having a good time, because when DJ Skee is having a good time he plays some “good ----,” and when he’s having a bad time he plays some “bull----.” Cube told the audience that at their show in Victoria the night before, DJ Skee played some “bull----,” to which the sold-out Vancouver crowd applauded wildly. Cube asked DJ Skee one last time, “Are you having a good time?” to which the turntablist responded by heaving into the track and the crowd rocked back and forth to the timeless beat like seaweed in a soft current. Ice Cube’s got nine studio albums and 26 ﬁlms under his belt and he still reps his set like a true OG. With all the 50 Cents, T.I.s and Nellys out there stripping rap of its intelligence and menace, it’s so necessary to have Ice Cube out there remind us of true, original gangsta rap.
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Saadiq sensational at Commodore Ballroom ■ Raphael Saadiq, Commodore Ballroom, April 12. When Raphael Saadiq asked the packed crowd at the Commodore on Tuesday night, ‘Do you love me tonight Vancouver?’, there was only one answer. The fans shouted out their love for this charismatic performer all night long. Saadiq took the stage in front of his ﬁve-piece band and two backup singers and gave everything to the audience for over two hours. Working through both new and old material, he held the crowd in the palm of his hand both ﬁguratively and literally. He worked the edge of the stage, singing directly to the fans, reaching out and shaking hands, pleading for them to sing along with him. — Terry Peters
itself. Most of the room belted out the lyrics and started picking up visibly, for the ﬁrst time going beyond nodding along to the music. The energy stayed up through the other big single that followed, “Strange Condition,” before Yorn deliberately slowed things down again for “Just Another.” Yorn was clearly in control of the show throughout, bringing the tempo up and down with ease. The performance didn’t take the roof off the building, but it wasn’t really intended to. He delivered the barebones rock the crowd had come for, conﬁrmed in the sustained applause that followed Yorn’s departure from stage following “On Your Side.” The roar stayed up for more than a minute before the artist ﬁnally conceded to an encore, coming back out for his solo cover of Neil Young before being joined by the rest of the band for “A Girl Like You” and “Crystal Village.” The ampliﬁed one-man band delivered exactly what had been promised. Yorn will be touring in the United States for the rest of April before heading to Europe in May and June.
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Scream 4 keeps scares coming ■ Scream 4. Directed by Wes Craven. Starring Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette.
Julie Crawford Contributing Writer
IT’S been a decade since the last Scream ﬁlm, and almost 15 years since the very ﬁrst one, a sly and scary horror ﬁlm that breathed life into a tired genre and propelled Wes Craven back into the spotlight. “What’s your favourite scary movie?” is the question that started it all, just before Drew Barrymore got offed in the ﬁrst scene, as stunned viewers realized that her star turn was actually a cameo. Poor Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), whose mother was murdered the year previous, becomes the main target for a masked killer who enjoys phoning his victims and quizzing them on movie trivia before he gets the bloody job done (not unlike several movietrivia bores I know). Deputy sheriff Dewey Riley (David Arquette) and keen reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) are alternately spectators and suspects to the whole mess. photo Alliance Films Two slightly less luminous Scream sequels followed, all with ERIK Knudsen, Rory Culkin, Marielle Jaffe and Hayden Panettiere in a scene from screenwriter Kevin Williamson’s trademark self-deprecating Wes Craven’s Scream 4. pokes at the genre, and references galore to such ﬁlms as When A Stranger Calls, Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween. among them two would-be ﬁlmmakers. The ﬁlm-within-a-ﬁlm concept allows for While this fourth ﬁlm was sure to be hotly anticipated among Scream fans, there was that key demographic that still had to be lured into theatres. In diapers when the onscreen discussion about how things should proceed, while some of the dialogue ﬁrst ﬁlm came out in 1996, today’s teens don’t even know who Neve Campbell is. acknowledges the way the genre has changed: “the unexpected is the new cliché… And let’s face it: horror demands nubile young victims, and Cox, cast as a past-prime and virgins can die now,” says one character. 40-something on Cougartown, hardly ﬁts the bill. And then there’s Stab, Scream’s other self-referencial ﬁlm-within-a-ﬁlm. Are Golden Girls by slasher standards, Cox and Campbell can only sit back and watch things sounding Inception-ish yet? This may be too much thinking for younger as high school girls make the cut, so to speak. Enter Emma Roberts as Sidney’s viewers, who’ve been raised on a steady, stupid diet of Saw gore. No one has been young cousin, a character with a posse of tank-topped BFFs just ripe for the picking. shy about the fact that longtime screenwriter Kevin Williamson jumped ship and Sidney reluctantly returns to Woodsboro as part of her book tour, which was replaced by Ehren Kruger (Scream 3, The Ring), but efforts at “rebooting” the coincides with the 10th anniversary of the massacres. On cue, the phone calls begin, franchise while keeping the scares coming seem to have paid off. a charming anachronism in this age of texting; Ghostface, it seems, is old-school, Purists should avoid searching the ﬁlm on the internet, since spoilers abound, and up to his old tricks again. listing everything from body count (higher than normal) to the killer’s identity. And Everyone is a self-baptized critic in this web-sodden culture in which we live, if you are that guy who just has to read the last page of a book ﬁrst, don’t sit next to so it isn’t unusual when characters in the ﬁlm start criticizing the story’s trajectory, me in the theatre.
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Funnily enough, Knutson had never heard of Roller Derby a year and a half ago before she saw the movie Whip It, starring Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore. She Googled it, found the Terminal City league, and immediately set out to join. The game sees two teams battle in a series of races, or jams, held on an oval track. One player from each team, called the jammer, attempts to score points by lapping four of the opposing team’s blockers, while blockers attempt to stop the other team’s jammer and help their own squeak through the crowd. Hip and shoulder checks are legal, and often send players soaring, but the game has strict rules for checks. The pop culture attention is just one aspect photo Todd Holbrook of the resurgence in the sport that had lain TERMINAL City Rollergirls team Public Frenemy get ready to do dormant since the 1980s, as women from all some damage at Kerrisdale Arena. For more photos go to www. backgrounds step out of their day jobs to don nsnews.com. eyeliner, tank tops, bright stockings and knee pads to crash around the track. “There are a couple of other girls who weld, we have a dog the previous ’70s era, including one coach sporting an afro fuller trainer, we have a dental assistant, we have a fashion designer, than most disco stars. architect, librarian, school teacher,” says Knutson. On top of But for the players, it’s much more important than a show. It’s that, the age ranges from 22 to 43, and aside from playing, the a chance to show how tough, physical and athletic an all-female commitment also includes community events and set-up and take sport can be. down. “It’s a great opportunity to be women and be aggressive and It was a similar experience for Teri Blair, a.k.a. Twisty athletic and strong and sexy and feminine at the same time, which Hurtzmore, who signed up in 2008 after a patron at her home is really appealing to not only the players but the audience,” says hairdressing studio walked in raving about the bout he saw the Andrea Fraser-Winsby, a.k.a. Andi Struction, who said the shows weekend before. draw many more women than men. She grew up watching roller derby on television back in the “I think women love to see other women throw down. It’s ’70s, but never imagined she’d have the chance to play. exciting.” “It was on right after stampede wrestling, and I just loved it. She’s played for the Faster Pussycats since the league’s ﬁrst I thought it was crazy,” she says. Before that, she was involved season in 2006. in mountain biking, but found what she’d been missing in the The next chance to see the derby girls live is this weekend at camaraderie that came with a team sport. the WestCoast Tattoo and Culture Show at the PNE Forum April Strangely enough, she thought she would also see fewer 15-17, where they will be doing several 30-minute demo matches, injuries — thinking back on that makes her chuckle now. but the next full game is May 7, also at the PNE Forum. “To lay somebody out and send her ﬂying off the track, and Most games feature the four local house teams competing hear the crowd roar because of what you just did, there’s nothing amongst each other, but the May 7 match will see the Terminal like it. It’s a high of its own,” she said, admitting she’s been on City All-Stars face off against a visiting team from another city, the receiving end for her share of hits, too, and comes home with though which team hasn’t been conﬁrmed yet. plenty of bruises. There’s a new game every month held in venues across the In her opening match Saturday, her team Faster Pussycats Lower Mainland, with season championships on Sept. 10. overcame the three-time defending champions Bad Reputations. A full schedule and info on the league is available at www. Much of the theatre-style spectacle remains in the game from terminalcityrollergirls.com.
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with a 25-year survey of his work, in a solo exhibition on now at North Vancouver’s Artists for Kids Gallery. “There’s a million ways to do art and people will see one way and that’s my way,” he says. Discovering art at a young age, the Hillside secondary grad went on to attend both Capilano College and Emily Carr College of Art. Over the years, Penhall has led a sort of double life, pursuing his passion for landscape painting while simultaneously working for 29 years as a ﬁreﬁghter. A year ago January, he retired from his job as a captain in the West Vancouver Fire Department and ever since, has been asked whether he’s been afforded more time for his creative pursuits. “With my career as a ﬁreﬁghter, I took it very seriously and I always want to stress that point . . . and I was very present when I was there,” he says. “But when I wasn’t, I was painting and I took that very seriously as well. So as far as me doubling my output now that I’m not a ﬁreﬁghter: no. In fact I’m probably spending more time with pieces and pondering more and thinking about things and happy to make mistakes and start over.” Penhall credits his style as having been inspired by a variety of artists, including the Group of Seven, Grant
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HENDERSON, James Bo Miller In loving memory of James Bo Miller Henderson - Born February 17, 1921, predeceased by his beloved wife Elise, he passed on peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital, April 3rd, 2011. Jim was a very proud World War Two Veteran who will be sadly missed by his family and many friends; he will always be remembered for his gentle, loving nature,his amazing smile and his love of life. A reception will be held in Jim’s honour on: April 25, 11:30 AM @ 1188 Parkgate Ave. North Vancouver BC.
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ROWAT - Leslie June 3, 1964 – April 9, 2011 It is with extreme sadness we announce the passing of our beautiful Leslie. After a 2 ½ year battle against leukemia, she left peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. Leslie is survived by her father Lyle Rowat, mother Shirley Rowat and husband Cameron McMillen, son Christopher Rowat (Amanda), daughter Robyn McMillen; her brothers Rob (Jan), Rick (Donna), Brad (Cindy), along with many loving aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and one great niece; the McMillen family and many close friends. Leslie was predeceased by close friend Lynn Duggan in 1993 and remained close to the Duggan family. (Thank Cheryl and Kim). Leslie was born on the North Shore and raised in Lynn Valley. She developed and enduring love for the care and handling of horses and was happiest working and caring for her “Trooper”, her and Robyn’s quarterhorse. He sadly passed in 2010. Leslie worked for London Drugs Photo department for 25 years and was very fond of all of her co-workers. A very special thanks to the nurses and doctors at VGH staff at 7West. Also a huge thank you to the volunteer drivers from the Masons. A celebration of Leslie’s life will be held at Lynn Valley Legion, 1630 Lynn Valley Road at 10:00am, Sunday, April 17, 2011.
MATKOVICH - Doreen Beverley October 13, 1941 - April 11, 2011 After a courageous six year battle with breast cancer a very special angel passed from this world to her rightful place in heaven on April 11, 2011. Doreen (nee Wagner) was born to Walter and Jean Wagner on October 13, 1941 in Central Butte, Saskatchewan. Doreen is survived by her husband of 46 years and best friend John, son David, daughter Leanne, her mother Jean (age 95), brother Gary/Diane, sister Shirley/Frank, brother/sister in law George/ Irene, sister in law Mary, nephews, nieces and many friends. Her father Walter passed away in 2010 at the age of 92. Doreen graduated from nursing school in Saskatoon in 1962. She moved to Vancouver in 1963 with plans to go to San Francisco to work as a nurse. She was intercepted by John and on May 22, 1965 they were married. Doreen leaves behind many great friends. They will all miss her great smile, kind words and willingness to help at any time. The service will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 10:30am at Gloria Dei Church, 1110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver. We would like to thank the staff at Lions Gate Hospital especially Dr. Klimo’s Oncology clinic. We would also like to thank Dr. Parmar and his Naturopathic clinic in Fort Langley. Donations can be made in Doreen’s name to the Oncology clinic at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver.
PIERRE, Henry ‘Richard’ (aka Batt) The Real ‘Batt Man’ Nov. 5, 1952 - April 9, 2011 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Richard. Richard was born in on November 5, 1952 and died peacefully in North Vancouver on April 9, 2011. Richard would most be remembered for his sincerity in honouring his aboriginal culture and beliefs. He is survived by his son Fredrick Simon Batt and daughter Christianne Alicia Batt, granddaughter Mackenzie Destiny Alicia Batt-Newman; and dear friend Daphne Alice Edwards. He will be fondly remembers by his loving Aunties Dora (Larry), Cora & Dolly Batt; brother Robert Pierre; sister Doreen Grace Sanders (Glenn); brother in-law Art George; nephew and nieces Willie George, Artie George (Made), Jamie Bruce, Candy (Brent), Adriana (Sean), Ericka (Prentice) and Mary-Anne Sanders; and great grand nephews and nieces Delamare George, Anika George, Samantha Bathurst, Audrey Gary and Joshua Maybroda. A viewing was held on April 14, 2011 (Thursday) at 6:00 pm; a Prayer Service on April 14, 2011 (Thursday) at 7:00 pm and a Funeral Service on April 15, 2011 (Friday) at 10:00 am all at our Chief Joe Mathias Centre, 100 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, BC
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SCHWAB - Valarie Nina Delores Passed away March 31, 2011. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our mom. Valarie Schwab passed away on March 31, 2011 at 11:55pm at St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver with her four children, Bob, Roy, Leigh and Beau by her side. She was a passionate, caring and loving mother who was also our friend. She will be missed greatly. It was our mother’s request that no service be held, however a wake in her honor will take place on May 1st. in North Vancouver. For details, please call 604-809-2328. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Red Cross or The Heart and Stroke foundation in her name. Thank you.
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One of the great souls to grace the earth left us far too soon on Wednesday April 6th. After surviving an ongoing battle with congestive heart failure from the age of 24, he died without struggle from a heart attack while snowboarding on Cypress Mountain, a place that brought him much joy and peace. He brought smiles and laughter to so many people, cultivating many beautiful memories we can now hold onto. When he walked into a room, he brought warmth, generosity and cheer to everyone’s hearts. He was the proud owner of Cork-It Winemaking, and was delighted to serve his customers over the past 10 years. He was also a pillar of the skate board community and found refuge on the pavement. Although he left us at the age of 34, he found his true love and lived everyday to the fullest doing exactly as he wished and was destined to do. He will be deeply missed by his wife Melanie, grandmother Frances, brother Chris and sister in law Maggie, foster parents Andrew and Wendy, brother in law Andrew and sister in law Jessica, his mother in law Lorraine “molaw”, aunt and uncle Bob and Betty, cousins Willow, Ron and David, and his huge community of friends and family that were honoured to have known him. He has made his journey back to his mother Florence whom he lost to cancer at a young age. Thank you to everyone for showing up to his celebration of life on Sunday April 10th. There will also be a gathering at Cork-It Winemaking Saturday April 16th 10am-5pm for the public. As wished by David, there will be no formal service as his life was an act of worship of life in all its dimensions. David’s life was extended by 10 years through the efforts of the cardiac specialists at both Lion’s Gate and St.Paul’s Hospitals. Donations in his memory to these facilities and the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation are greatly appreciated. Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without affect, without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same that it ever was. There is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well. We still hope to see you all at Cork-It. Business as usual...
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SCHOOL BUS COMPANY Looking for Class 2 drivers. Airbrakes a plus, benefits available (Medical/Dental). For more information, Call: 604-439-0842 or fax resumes and abstracts: 604-439-1941
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needs Full Time Cooks with wide range of health conscious Euro/International specialty cuisine knowledge & skills. Responsible to prepare all menu items & daily specials. Must be able to function well in off site catering for variety of functions up to 500 guests. Must adhere to all health requirements. Weekends, night & closing shift. Must have min 3 years experience & fluent English. Salary $17.00/hr. If qualified, mail resume to Bistro Royal, 2002 Park Royal South, Suite FC14, West Vancouver V7T 2W4 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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NURSING & HOME HEALTHCARE
Shylo Nursing and Home Healthcare is looking for enthusiastic Resident Care Attendants who live on the North Shore and have their own vehicle. Good verbal and written English skills required. Please send a detailed resume with cover letter to Fax: 604-987-4027 or Email: Shylo@telus.net
WEST VAN lady with MS requires exp’d on-call Care Aide. car a must. Fax resume 604-925-9767.
Experienced cook (western and oriental food) for North Vancouver school cafeteria. Hours: 10 am to 6:30 pm. Apply before April 22, with resume & two references to
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THE TOMAHAWK Vancouver’s oldest restaurant, voted best breakfast 18 years in a row, seeks.
F/T & P/T Day & Evening Shifts Please apply in person at 1550 Phillip Ave., North Vancouver before 11am or after 2pm. www.tomahawkrestaurant.com
NORTH SHORE CDA Friendly, caring, competent individual for general practice in mosly prostho office. Not a ‘rinse and suction’ position. Join this team dedicated to quality care. Prostho module, invisalign, perio and implant surgery. $25-$30/hr dependent on skill level. Email Williamliebenberg@shaw.ca.
BILINGUAL ADMIN ASSISTANT Russian & English required. At least 5 years work experience. Half time to start in May 2011 and full-time in Sept. Apply before April 25 with resume & two professional references to: email@example.com or fax to 604-924-5058
OFFICE HIRING MATERNITY LEAVE REPLACEMENT
Full-time Office Assistant position. Great phone manner and ability to multi task is necessary. Please fax a cover letter and resume to 604-986-2552
6268595 CANADA Inc o/a Gratiae is seeking 5 Retail Sales Reps. selling skin care in Capilano Mall, $12.55/hr. Please email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org
INSIDE SALES Well established North Vancouver company is looked for seasoned sales professional to follow up on leads do B2B telephone sales and on line sales presentations. Good base salary and commission structure. Email email@example.com
FULL - TIME Certified HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PART/TIME BOOKKEEPER/ ADMINISTRATOR
wanted for a small North Shore based construction company. One person office, wide variety of tasks, fully responsible for all bookkeeping duties up to year end. Couple of days a week preferably Thursday and/or Friday. Please send resume to email@example.com with why you want part-time work and why you want to work for a small company, as well as salary expectations. RECEPTION/OFFICE ADMIN. Work close to home with this growing North Van Construction company. We are looking for someone to handle the front desk who likes to multi-task. Strong MS Word, Excel and file management skills required. You bring to this position an upbeat personality, 3 5 years office experience, prefer working in a smaller office environment where flexibility is key. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. If this sounds like a position for you, email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Come Grow your Career with Lusso .. We are seeking Part-time & Full-time Retail Sales Associates to join our fantastic team for weekend and weekday shifts at our Marine Drive store. Lusso Baby is the Lower Mainland’s onestop-shop for parents & parents-to-be. At Lusso Baby, we strive to connect our customers to the best in eco-friendly products. We love style too, regularly adding unique and distinctive items from other local businesses. Your Role: As part of a passionate team, you deliver more than just customer service; you offer knowledgeable, thoughtful assistance. You love learning about products for parents and babies. Previous sales experience and basic computer knowledge required. Start a new career working for a company that rewards hard work with real career progression opportunities. We offer above average wages and a full benefits package. Please send resume and cover letter to: email@example.com Please identify Retail Sales Associate in the subject line.
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94-LEAVING COUNTRY SALE Sat 9-12, shelving, clothes, misc. 4756 Ranger Ave. 94-MULTI-RESIDENCE GARAGE Sale, Sat. April 16, 10am4pm. Canyon Lane Townhouses, 4650-4664 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver. No driveway parking pls park on street and walk in. No early birds please. Rain or Shine! 95-DOWNSIZING SAT 9-2, Furn, Antiques Garden tools, houshold goods.1123 Cortell St. 96 - BIG GARAGE SALE, Sat/Sun, Apr 16th & 17th, 10am 2pm. Lots of Treasures. Childrens games, toys, books clothes, shoes, furn & much more. 3125 Allan Rd. NO EARLY BIRDS!
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98-2 FAMILY Sale, Sun, Apr. 17, 9am-2pm. 1055 Strathaven Drive. household misc and more!! 98-HUGE MOVINGOUT Sale! Sat Apr 16 & Sun Apr 17th 9-3 ALSO, Apr 30 & May 1st 9-3 PM 539 E 20 (in Lane),
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99-MOVING OUT SALE Sat Sun 11-4pm, Books, (Harry Potter, Dr. Phil, cookbooks + much more!) King size bed with all access, antiques (wardrobes, sideboards, dressers), dishes, collectibles, #2 -331 Riverside Drive.N.Van prkg on Old Dollarton Rd +Riverside Drive. Rain or Shine!
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93 - MOVING SALE Downsizing Sat, April 16th, 9am-2pm. Furn, gardening tools, building supplies, home decor, housewares & more! 760 Eyremount Dr 93-MULTI FAMILY Sat 16th 10-2, Sun 17th 11-3. Rain or Shine. No Earlies. Ton’s of Kid’s Stuff! All money will be donated to the Japan Red Cross. 1520 Taylor Way, W.V.
92-MOVING SALE Fri Apr 15, 5pm-9pm, Sun Apr 17 12-5pm, Apt & patio furn, dining rm, bdrm, den. living room.ALL exc cond, 2440-A Haywood Lower Mezz. Dundarave, West Van 92-GARAGE SALE Sat 9-1, Great stuff, Large selection of like new kids and adults books, clothing, toys,sports equip, some unique items like scarves & fabric from India. Rain or Shine! 1233- 11th Street back Lane btwn Jefferson & Kings. 93-NORTH SHORE Mothers of Multiples Kids Swap Sale, Saturday, April 16, 9:30-noon at St. David’s United Church, West Van
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PLEASE ADOPT Cleo! She is a wonderful 3 year old female tortoise shell cat. She seems to be good with other laid back cats, and would be fine with a cat friendly dog. Cleo would do well in a adult oriented home or home with older children. She has been here for too long and we would really like to find this special girl her forever home. Please contact u s f o r m o r e i n f o @ the Tsawwassen Animal Hospital 604-943-9385
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DINING STE $950, kitchen tbl $ 75, King bed w/mattress $200 2 bookshelves $25 604-980-2066 HIGH END new, modern leather sofa & loveseat. Value $3500 sell $999. 604-418-6308 SOFABED, QUEENSIZE, blue patterned, $150. call 604-922-2116
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YORKIES PB Reg. microchip, 1st shot, fam. Raised $1200.00 604-857-0722 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautiful 1 Year Old Neutered Male Pitbull
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BUSINESSES FOR SALE
KELOWNA - Upscale Adult Resort, 4 Jacuzzi Stes., 6 ½ baths. Salt pool, media room & sauna. Lake, mtn & city views. Private 2 bdrm. res. Fabulous semi-retired lifestyle. Turn key. $1,549,000. 1-877-762-7831 ClassAct@shaw.ca
MOUNTAINVIEW VILLAGE in quiet end location. Family oriented complex in East Abby. Has outdoor pool, club house, playground, pets allowed. This UPDATED 3 BR, 3 bath feels like a home. Spacious mn flr offering eating area/computer space off the remodeled kitchen w/new modern cabinet fronts & hardware, counters, tile floor & appls. Nice dining rm w/slider to private yard & patio. Good size living rm w/gas fireplace w/lam flrs. 3 BR up master has ensuite & walk in closet. Double side by side garage. Painted in trendy colours & close to visitor parking. Great place to call home! Easy access to Hwy 1, shopping, parks, and all levels of schools. $284,900. Call Pamela Stadnik, Remax Treeland Realty, 604-533-3491
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1 BR VIEW f/p, d/w, secure u/g prkg, Lease. 2nd/Lonsdale, N/P, $1100. immed. 604-669-3950 1 BR view, incld heat hw & cable, now, fully renod, upper Lonsdale, large, ns, np, 604-987-8807
1 BR+DEN, view, quiet bldg, ns np, $1,150 incl heat incl heat/hw 120 E. Keith Rd. 604-985-9852 1 BRs, $925 & $975 + utils, reno’d, new hardwood, 240 St. Andrews, Immed. 604-551-0890
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North Van Apt. Rentals
INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER
Bach, 1 Bdrms & 2 Bdrms, 2 Baths Starting from $815
Furnished suites also avail. City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.
RENTALS 604-980-3606 firstname.lastname@example.org www.caprent.com
★ CENTRAL LONSDALE ★ Spacious 1 BR corner ste. Featuring large kitchen, lots of storage, heat/hot water incl. N/s, no pets.$980 May 1. 604-983-0634
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355 E 12th St, North Van $849,000 - Duplex potential. 40 x 147 lot. 4 bdrm, 2 baths, 2 kitchens. 751 Plymouth Dr, North Van $779,000 - 69 x 127 lot. West facing, 5 bdrm, 2 baths, 2 kitchens. See pictures & floor plans at www.takrealtor.com Richard Tak, Prudential Sussex 604-880-3556
Pender Harbour 4635 Gerrans Bay Rd. 2000 sq.ft. immaculate rancher on a level, private, treed, landscaped lot only 250 ft. from Gerrans Bay access and view. Moorage, marine parks within walking distance. Home has many recent updates incl. heat pump, roof and flooring. Property is park like, fenced, rockeries providing a calm ambiance. Price $425,000.00 Contact Bill Hunsche 604-740-1411, Teresa Sladey 604-740-7535, 1-800-416-6646 or view at penderharbourliving.com Prudential Sussex Realty Ltd
1 BR $1175 May 1 large deck, avail now. both new kitchen/bath & carpet, dw, ns, cat ok lower Lonsdale, 604-988-1939 1 BR 21/Lonsdale, bright reno incl heat hw hardwood, ns, np, quiet adult bldg. $900. 604-904-9507 1 BR 2nd flr south view, $880, ns, np, ug prkg, W. 5th @ Lonsdale h/hw incl, May 1 604-983-9469 1 BR, 3rd top flr May 15, 17th & Lonsdale, hardwood, ns, no pets $880 incl heat, 604-984-9367 1 br $890, Lonsdale & 21st, hardwood, quiet bldg, np, hw, heat, prkg May. 1, 604-990-4088 1 BR avail May 1, $865 central Lonsdale, suit quiet person(s), np, ns, 604-320-9238 1 BR, bsmt, Edgemont, suits 1 quiet, n/s, n/p, $750 incl heat/ light, laundry, 604-986-6235 1 Br. large, $825 1 Br. large, new carpet, $865, both: brick patio, now or May heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg, no pets, 1 yr lease. 310 East 2nd, 604-837-0956 1 BR, large, $850. avail May 1, Near Hospital & Safeway, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 1 yr lease 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922 1 BR. large, $870. mountain view, now or May 1st. Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802
1 BR lrg, MOVE IN ALLOWANCE, Avail now, quiet/ clean blding. Rent Starts $1025. Incls Ht/Hw. N/P, N/S, 1 yr lse, Cable/Park extra. 604-985-4272
Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER
Spacious Studios from $1050, 1 BR from $1250 & 2 BR from $2000 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.
1520 CHESTERFIELD Rd. 1 br $940, 2 BR $1,250 No pets. 604990-2971 or Wkends 778-340-7406
155 E 19th St. @ Lonsdale 'A cut above the rest' 604-725-5194 ★ Total Bldg Reno ★New Kitchens & Baths ★Non Smoking Bldg. 1 Br. dw, hardwood flrs, faces south. $965 1730 Chesterfield 1br, patio suite, dish washer, hot water incld, ug prkg avail, 604-987-5841
2 BR Large $1125, Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. 920 sf, drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl., Lynn Valley 604- 987- 4922 2 BR large 1st flr E. 10th, nr Lons. $1040incl heat/cable, ns, np, refs well kept quiet bldgMay 1, suit quiet tenant(s) 604-317-7425 2 BR quiet adult bldg, May 1st. Reno’d bath, kitchen, carpet, paint. Gated prkg ug, np, ref’s, applications for 1 yr lse. $1180 Lower Lonsdale. 604-985-3374 2 BR ste, full reno, incl d/w, w/d, 1 prkg, n/s, min 1 yr lse. $1,350/mth Immed 604-904-9461 2BDRM 1.5BATH $1200 n/p n/s heat/hot water included May 1st 15th&Chesterfield 604-319-9865
326 WEST 1st St. 1 bdrm $775 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916
in Lynn Valley, heat & hot water incl’d, ug prkg, some apts. are reno’d, near bus, shops & parks. 1 & 2 brs, quiet area, 1 cat ok, No dogs, No smoking 604-980-9219 AVAIL APRIL 15 - MAY 30 Furnished studio, Lower Lonsdale grandmanor.net 604-812-2715 BACHELOR SUITE: 365 East 2nd St, N Van: Bright, south facing suite in quiet building. Private entrance: $690/mo, incl heat, h/w & hydro avl May 1st, phone 604-726-4884 Beautiful Large Suites 2 BR from $1315, avail now or May 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease $300 move in allowance for 2 BR suite. 604-986-3866
Call 604-922-8815 to view.
concrete, by shops, Cat Ok
BRIARS 126 E 12 St. 1 BR top flr, South facing. Heat & hw incl. np, ns. Prkg avail, 604-983-2086
CENTRAL LONSDALE, large updated 1 BR, cat ok $975, 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
ns np May 1st. 604-323-4467
2 BDRM, $1145 Central Lons, h/w flrs, balc, n/p, 160 E 20th. NOW, 604-988-3227
2 BR, lrg, bright, new paint, new carpet, 15th & Lonsdale, $1130 incl
2 BEDROOM: 365 East 2nd St., N Vancouver: Bright unit in quiet building w/ large storage area in unit, h/w & d/w. $1125/mo incl heat & h/w avl May 1st ph 604-726-4884
EXEC 2 br & den condo. 152 East 12th St near Lonsdale. 1100 sqft, 7 appl, 2 baths, gas f/p, sec prkg, wood floors, large patio. $1900 Immed or May 1. Century 21 Prudential. 604-232-3039
2 BR, 2 bath, fp, avail now. 1 yr lease, 125 W 19th, no pets, coin wd, 778-554-0537
GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.
2 BR bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. $1300, 604-618-8338 2 BR, Central Lonsdale, Newly Renovated, 2nd floor, h/w floors, new appliances, heat & hotwater included. No pets, $1400. Dodwell Strata Management. 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264
heat h/water ns np 604-323-4467
1 BR Starting at $1050 Avail Now. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls.
LRG 1 bdrm, 9’ ceilings, private entrance, s/s appliances, newly reno’d, lrg bath, f/p, quiet neighbourhood, close to amenities, n/p, n/s, $1250 + % of utilities, 604-924-2477 avail. immed.
2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat May 1st. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384 2 BR, hardwood flrs, $1180 np, ns, avail May 1, 225 East 12th 604-786-3405
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LYNN VALLEY, 3 BR top flr, hardwood, cat ok, $1400, May 1 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 & 3 BR, Avail Now & May1 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca ST GEORGES PLACE, Quiet bldg, 1 BR Avail Now & May 1, Studio May 1, Carpets, drapes & h/w, gated prkg, N/P. $200 Signing Bonus. 604-987-9145
TIME BUILDING, 155 W 1st St, Great views, Designer colours make this 2 br & 2 bath, 1150 sq ft Lower Lonsdale top flr condo ideal. Granite counter & SS appls, np ns, $2300. 1 prkg + storage. Avail May 1. Tim 604-925-3171 VICTORIA PARK PLACE 615 St. Georges Ave @ E 6th St. 1 BR, bright, spacious, clean quiet bldg, np, ns. 604-980-9057
WOODCROFT 1 BR spacious E. facing, balcony, $1050 incls utils, avail now 604-351-1962
LYNN VALLEY, 2 BR, top flr, d/w, cat ok, avail now $1250, 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
WOODCROFT. Large, updated 1 BR. $1,025/mo incl heat, h/w, u/g prkg, gated security. Pemberton bldg. Avail May 1. 604-953-0952 WOODCROFT - Whitecliff Bldg, 16th flr, 2 BDRM, North facing, mtn view, rec ctre, pool. May 15. n/s n/p 604-988-6227, 318-0800
West Van Apt. Rentals
2025 BELLEVUE Ave W.V. Oceanview 1 Br, cat OK, Senior Discount. 604-913-0734
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West Van Apt. Rentals
Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated
1 & 2 Bdrm Suites 1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.)
Spectacular Views, Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Pool Rent includes all utilities.
604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive
Duplexes - Rent
3 BR, nice, large, 2 bath, central Lonsdale, garage, yard, ns, np, $2300, 604-983-8502 SXS LOWER Lonsdale, 2 br, rec rm 2 bath, dw, yard, carport, w/d June1st $1375/mo, 369 East 4th St. 604-929-2431
1 BR, h/wood flrs, clean, 15th & Lonsdale, $840incl heat h/water
2 BR, 2 bath, nr NS Winter Club, excellent amens, ns np, 55+, May 1st. $1500. 604-929-5459
Apartments & Condos
1 BR, $1,200 Central Lonsdale Super fully furn May 1st 1 prkg, small pet ok, n/s. Call Soffia Remax Crest. 604-720-8324
2 BR, Westlynn furn tv, kit & i/net. cbl, np$1190 incl util 604-987-2691
A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, 1, 2 br p/house 604-987-2691
Grand Manor Guest House/Apt. Accom - day ★ week ★ month Furn rooms & apts, ns np grandmanor.net 604-988-6082
1 bdrm- $1,025-$1250 Spacious, pool, storage, heat & hw, dw, quiet,
1 BRS $925 - $985 incl heat/hw& cable, 250 E 2nd. ns, np. now 1 yr lease large balc. 778-886-3250 195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 BR $1600, 2 BR $2400 Avail May 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.
2 BR. large, $1095 corner, f/p, Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, May 15 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802
A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN..
West Vancouver Equity Coop for active seniors (60+)
2BR, Manager Special, $1045, Central Lons, patio, carpet, n/p, 160 E 20th. NOW, 604-988-3227 121 W 20th 1BR, main flr. hardwood, heat & hw incl’d, 1 yr lease np, $1000, now, 604-681-2521
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PANORAMA RIDGE. Sun. 2 4pm, at #113 - 6363 121st St. Spac 2 BR. 2 f/baths, gas f/p, inste w/d, priv patio, 2 u/g prkg, lots of storage. 1072 sf. Near bus, parks & shops. $247,500. Call Sean Thompson, Re/Max Colonial Pacific Realty. 604-862-5370
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1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA 2 BR - Avail May 15 From $2050/mo. Fully Reno’s, granite countertops, Breathtaking ocean view, new appls, d/w, ne kitchen & bath rm cabinets, 2 balc, 1.5 baths, HW floors, Walk to shops & restaurants. Steps to Seawall, transit & beaches. Sorry, no pets. Call 604-922-4724 to view.
HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com
Houses - Rent
5 BDRM, 2 bath, 2 kitchen, 21st & Chesterfield, ns, np, ref’s, $2,200 May 1st. 604-904-9507 5 BDRM Exec home, Upper Lons, nice view, quiet st, all appl, NS, NP, June 1, $3900 604-317-1727
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
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 BACHELOR, 2109 Bellevue. hardwood, hw & heat incl’d, May 1, no pets $880, 604-986-1294 DUCHESS 590 - 17th St 1 Br d/w, n/p, n/s. Avail May1st. By appt. 604-926-1010 GARDEN BACH. furnished $790 bright clean private, kitchenette, suit 1 ns, np, need car, Hwy 1 & Cypress, Immed. 604-922-3004
5 BR, 2.5 bath, 2 level, Ballantree Rd. W. Van. 3385 sf, new reno’d, hardwood, 2 fp, avail Apr 15, ns, np, $3650, 604-469-1148 5-6 BDRM, 2 full baths, deck, large fenced yard, all appl, Centennial Hill area, N/S N/P, $3500+ util, May 1. 604-721-2176
DEEP COVE waterfront cottage 2 br f/p, new hardwood, lrg sundeck garage, ns $2375 604-929-5191 FULLY RENOVATED Horseshoe Bay village cottage,1 br + loft, 1 bath, May 1. $1550 604-925-9562 *RENT TO OWN*
Abbotsford- 3262 Clearbrook Rd. HOUSE with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. Mortgage helper. Walk to all Schools and other amenities. Only $1,598/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 or (604) 657-9422 www.wesellhomesbc.com
PARK TERRACE 1766 Duchess Ave. Penthouse - beautiful view, 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, d/w. May 1st, $2,405/mth, no pets. Call for appt. 604-926-3493
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PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s now or Apr 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800
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Poet’s Corner, Fenced Lot! Cubbies for Kids! Updated Heritage feel. Hi Ceilings Gas fp, master on main adjacent to 2nd bth. 3 other bdrms! Playroom/ rec room $2850/ Bayridge Cul de Sac 3 bd den, never before for rent! SS appls Updates Storage Garage, $4250/ Caulfeild Plateau! Newish Plans Hi Ceilings ss appls gas stove eating island family room 3 bd 3 bth Garden in! Turn key $4495/ Caulfeild Plateau! Workshop double garage, 4 bd 3 bth Ocean Views ss appls gas stove, cul de sac Alternate to townhome living $4595/ Gleneagles semi water front Unobstructed views! Ship Deck flooring... hi ceilings Huge Beams, Atmosphere! 3 bd den 2 bth Huge Deck Wkshp/ Garage $4495/ Skyscraper Views! Whitby! Concrete/tile/hwd deluxe ensuite baths off all bdrms 4 bds up office, rec room gym media, infinity pool $9995/ www.manderrealestate.com Royal LePage Northshore Kristin 604-671-6175 Diana 604-657-4508 W Van, Dundarave 4 Br, 2 bath/ $3600/mth, 4 br, 3 bath/ $4600/mth details 604-319-7674
1 BDRM ste, Canyon Heights, garden level, h/w flrs, 5 appl, new w/d, all utils/cable/internet incl, ns np, May 1, $975. 604-537-4453 1 BR, approx 900sf, new suite w/new appls & wd, np, ns, upper Lonsdale, $1300 incl cable & hydro, Immed, 778-558-7653 1 BR suite, Norgate, 6 appls, own entry, quiet, $950/mo & 1/3 utils, avail immed. 604-985-0913 1 BR view ste, Lynn Valley, priv entry, 4 appls, f/p, $850 + cable/ hydro ns np May 1. 604-220-2255 2 BR beautiful garden level, Eagle Harbour, W.Van, 4 appl, f/p, May 1, ns, np, $1180 + 1/2 util. 604-921-7281, 604-921-9667 2 BR bsmt suite above ground, 1100sf, own wd, fp, Dollarton area, cov’d prkg, ns, np, $1300, avail May 1, 604-727-8148
2 BR garden ste, Grd Blvd, bright, quiet, shared wd, nr bus, ns np $1180 May 1. 604-990-9610, View Sat/Sun 12-2pm 823 E 12th 2 BR, main flr, 1300 sf, fp, wd, nr bus/school, garage, np, ns, $1350 40%util. June 1. 604-721-4431
WESTHILL LUXURIOUS Executive 4 BR 5 bath, pool $5995 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
FURNISHED ROOM, own bath, quiet, N/S, no drinking, no pets, $600 inclusive. 604-700-6361
1 BR IN spacious home for n/s female. Furn or unfurn, internet, w/d, $495 incl. 604-980-2106 1 ROOM, nr Save-on/Marine Dr. own entry, wd, May 1, $440, 604-988-0624 or 778-688-4846 LYNN VALLEY 1 br furn, share accom, 2 pce bath, suits mature n/s male $140/wk, 604-780-1977 ROOM, in house. Shr kitchen/ bath w/male, n/s, $500 incl cbl & heat. Week $200. 604-980-0647 SHARE ACCOM. All inclusive. North Shore. Suits Fem Student. Imm. $460/mo 604-889-3597
1 BDRM LIKE new suite in new house, 5 new appls, nr Edgemont Village, n/p, n/s, inclds heat/light, $1000 avail now. 604-830-7734 1 BR bsmt ste, $825 + % util. Upper Lonsdale, nr bus, shared w/d, ns np, Immed. 778-989-7739
FRIENDLY, Professional, Crown mouldings, baseboard, casings rough framing. 778-233-0559
$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com RAINBOW CLEANING! Exc references! Eva 604-925-6676 EXP’D CLEANER uses non-toxic products. References available. Call Yolanda, 778-228-8228
2 BR Pemberton Hghts, 1,000 sf, priv garden, cable included $1,250 per mth 604-924-1410
2 BR spacious suite, Seymour River, recent paint, fenced yard, patio, pantry, d/w, stone f/p, ns np $1280. 604-913-3109
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EXP FRAMING CREW looking for work on NORTH SHORE. Avail Immed, call 604-831-5525 2 BR suite in new house. Riverside Dr, Ground level with patio, 10’ ceilings, f/p, 1000 sq ft, insuite laundry, $1500 per mo + util. avail immed, no dogs, 604-929-4824 DEEP COVE 3 bdrm grnd flr, gas fp, share w/d, n/s n/p, $1325 incl utils. Immed. 604-924-9473 DUNDARAVE, BRIGHT, clean, 3 bdrm bsmt, nr seawalk, w/d, no pets, Now. $1400, 604-922-1614
sthis 3 BR t/house in quiet complex, 1.5 baths, fenced patio, pool, playground, near bus & shops, $1650+utils, Dollarton & Seymour. immed. 604-929-6024
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MARINE DR exposure, approx 2500 sf, suits auto service, $16/sf triple net, avail now 604-889-4551
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE ROAD
Toyota’s ‘fun car’ now available in Canada
Scion xB designed for young adults
YOU can’t understate the importance of brand loyalty.
Columnist DAVID CHAO reviews the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan in next week’s Rev section.
A consumer’s ﬁrst impression of a brand — whether it’s good or bad — plays a major role in his or her future ﬁnancial decisions, and nowhere is this more evident than in the automotive world. When it comes to major purchases, it’s human nature to go with what you know. And that’s a problem for Toyota, or rather, that was a problem for Toyota. In 2003, the Japanese automaker was at the top of its game, increasing sales steadily and producing the world’s best-built vehicles. However, its vehicle line-up had taken a decidedly conservative turn over the years, leading consumers to view Toyota as the ﬁrst place you’d go for a family car, and the last place you’d go for a fun car. While Honda, Mazda, and Nissan were attracting the
TOYOTA developed the Scion brand, including the xB shown above, to bring new customers to the maker — and it worked. Following its success south of the border, the Scion is now available in Canada, including at Jim Pattison Toyota Northshore, located at 849 Automall Dr., in North Vancouver.
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Buyers able to customize their vehicle From page 49 young adults who would drive future sales, Toyota couldn’t get them through the door. Recognizing that it was losing out on a key demographic, Toyota went on the offensive. However, rather than tampering with its strong identity and well-established values, Toyota instead created Scion: a new automotive brand focused entirely on young adults. The idea behind Scion was to offer a completely different purchasing experience and vehicle selection, bringing new consumers to the Toyota family and generating the oh-so-important brand loyalty. Based on the results to date, the solution works: in the United States, 70 per cent of Scion sales are to new customers, and 50 per cent of Scion owners go on to buy Toyotas.
From a Canadian standpoint, the only issue is that you couldn’t get a Scion north of the border — until now. After a carefully staged rollout across the United States, Scion has ﬁnally come to Canada with three current cars, the xD, xB, and tC, and soon the upcoming iQ. Without a doubt, the xB is the most important of these vehicles, effectively serving as Scion’s ﬂagship vehicle. Redesigned in 2007, the boxy xB embodies the Scion philosophy, with a single trim level and an endless list of optional features from which owners can choose. While you could simply pick a colour and drive an xB off the lot, the fun comes from customizing the vehicle to create something that’s uniquely yours. That devotion to personal expression is what differentiates
THE Scion xB’s minimalist interior is spartan and functional, with large dials, a centre-mounted gauge cluster and a console-mounted shifter. Scion from Toyota, enabling the brand to build its own reputation. And that reputation will play a major role in the future success of the entire company. Design The second-generation xB has a very clean and simple design, serving as a blank canvas for the many personalization items available to it. There’s a deﬁnite family resemblance amongst the three current Scion vehicles, which bear similarities to Toyota styling, but with more angular proﬁles
and harder lines. With a bigger footprint and softer edges than the original xB, the current model would seem almost back-heavy due to the large and windowless rear pillars, if not for the meaty front grille and bumper to balance it out. The minimalist interior is spartan and functional, with large dials, a centre-mounted gauge cluster and a consolemounted shifter. As with the exterior, the intention is for buyers to dress the xB up with accessories, but the cabin might
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be a little too simple for those who just want a stock Scion. Perhaps the biggest issue is that the xB’s interior feels a tad cheap relative to the competition, due mostly to an abundance of hard and unforgiving plastic. Given how it’s marketed, you’d expect a bit more from Scion. Performance With a 2.4-litre inline-four producing 158 horsepower and 162 foot-pounds of torque, the xB has sufﬁcient power to get around when fully loaded. Its ﬁve-speed manual transmission is ﬂuid and delivers power well, but the four-speed automatic is dated by today’s standards. For the most part, the xB
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drives like a small Toyota. However, it’s a lot more interesting than a Corolla or a Matrix, with a fun-loving attitude that’s mindful of the original RAV4 from the ’90s. Handling is decent enough, with good road feedback from the steering. There’s nothing complicated about the xB, which demonstrates great balance and quickness without feeling the need to go fast. Scion offers a number of Toyota Racing Development parts for improved performance, including a rear-sway bar for better handling, a brake kit, lowering springs, a strut
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Japanese disaster to impact demand IF you’ve been thinking about buying a new car over the last few weeks, doing a little brochure-hoarding and maybe even going so far as to venture out on a test-drive or two, I suggest you fold up this newspaper right now, tuck it under your arm and head down to the dealership immediately. Don’t hesitate: this is going to be the best time to buy a car for months. Now, obviously all the various manufacturers have advertisements screaming about what a good time it is to buy a car. “Hey! It’s truck week! Or minivan month! Or compact car third-quarter!” Mostly, it’s just noise and nonsense. The best time to buy a car is when rates are lowest (if you’re ﬁnancing or leasing) or at the beginning of fall when all the cash rebates are greatest (assuming you aren’t fussy about colour). This time, though, I can
even so, tens of thousands of people are dead or missing and their factories and infrastructure lie in ruins. And then there’s that leaking nuclear reactor. The Japanese people have reacted to the disaster with courage, patience and a quiet dignity that’s near-unfathomable to the self-centred Western mind. Cameras show people waiting in long lines for buses, emergency supplies and potable water, all exhibiting a polite acceptance of the way things are. There have been no riots, no looting and no unseemly selﬁshness. It just shows you how unprepared we are for an earthquake. Try telling a Kitsilano yummy mummy that Starbucks has run out of soy milk and she’ll come over that counter with her inch-long Frenchmanicured nails and claw your eyes out like a velociraptor. Very shortly, some poor salesperson is going to have to tell that same yummy mummy that the Lexus RX 400h she ordered in white isn’t available and ask whether she would consider a silver one instead.
Brendan McAleer assure you there’s no marketing ploy involved: everyone’s going to start running out of new cars, and it’s all because of Japan. Of course, automotive shortages were the furthest thing from anyone’s minds when it comes to the aftermath of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that shook the densely populated island nation. We watched, awestruck, as roiling water surged across ﬁelds with unstoppable force. Jaws dropped upon seeing the footage of boats, cars and trucks tumbling along and houses being swept right off their foundations. As the waters receded, we wept at the loss of human life and suffering experienced. Japan is probably the bestprepared nation in the world to weather an earthquake, but
He is then going to kicked in the face by a lady in yoga pants. Here’s the state of the Japanese car industry right now: Honda should have restarted Japanese domestic production early this week, running at halfpower; Nissan’s plants were least hard-hit; and Toyota has restarted an older factory that was due for decommissioning, and is only producing Prius and the Lexus CT variants at its other factories. Anywhere from one to ﬁve million vehicles that would have normally been produced
this year will either not be built or were destroyed at ports. It’s hard to get a ﬁrm ﬁgure on numbers because we’re not just talking the Japanese makes here. Naturally, you might expect an all-Japanese-assembled car like the Prius to start being short in supply. What you might not expect is for a Paciﬁc Rim earthquake to affect your ability to buy a made-in-Kentucky Ford F350 Super Duty pickup. However, Ford has already idled its Kentucky plant in
expectation of parts shortages. Mind you, they planned on closing the factory down for a few weeks anyway based on reduced demand for big trucks like the Lincoln Navigator. But the bumped-up date on idling the Ford plant is just the ﬁrst sign of an impending problem. Japan makes more than 40 per cent of the world’s ﬂash memory drives and nearly a quarter of our semi-conductors. As such, when a company like Renesas, which controls
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ﬁnding a one- or two-year-old car is already a bit tricky. Add increased demand to the mix and watch the prices on good used cars shoot up. There’s no MSRP to govern the ceiling here, and on the West Coast, dealers already use Canadian Black Book values only as a general guide: a 10-yearold Vancouver car is generally in a lot better shape than the same vehicle would be had it lived through a decade of Quebec winters. If you were planning on selling your car this summer, then it’ll be welcome news that you’ll be able to ask a little more for it. If you’re going to trade your vehicle in, demand the highest value for it. But, if you wanted a new car, in a speciﬁc colour, with speciﬁc features, and you wanted the best possible deal, you’d be best to do your research and get on the phone right now. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to stock up on soy milk, either. Brendan McAleer is a freelance writer and automotive enthusiast. His column appears every Friday in the North Shore News Rev section. If you have a suggestion for a column, or would be interested in having your car club featured, please contact him at email@example.com.
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APR per Month for 48 Months
With $2,160 down payment on approved credit. Includes freight and PDI.
*Limited time ﬁnance offer based on a new 2011 Civic DX 5MT/Accord SE MT/CR-V LX 2WD, model FA1E2BEX/CP2E6BE/RE3H3BEY and a 60/24/60 month ﬁnance term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C. Finance example: $16,385/$26,340/$27,880 at 0.9%/0.9%/0.9% per annum equals $279.38/$1107.82/$475.37 per month for 60/24/60 months. Freight and PDI of $1,395/$1,550/$1,590 included. Cost of borrowing is $377.80/$247.68/$642.20, for a total obligation of $16,762.80/$26,587.68/$28,552.20. **MSRP is $16,385/$26,340/$27,880 including freight and PDI of $1,395/$1,550/$1,590. For all offers license, insurance, applicable taxes and registration are extra. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. #Limited time lease offers based on a new 2011 Civic DX 5MT/Accord SE MT/CR-V LX 2WD, model FA1E2BEX/CP2E6BE/RE3H3BEY. Lease example based on new 2011 Civic DX 5MT/Accord SE MT/CR-V LX 2WD, model FA1E2BEX/CP2E6BE/RE3H3BEY available through Honda Canada Finance Inc. £0.9%/3.9%/0.9% lease APR for 48/48/48 months O.A.C. Monthly payment, including freight and PDI, is $188/$298/$298. Down payment of $722/$3,526/$2,160, ﬁrst monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $9,745.84/$17,830.16/ $16,463.09. * 0.9% lease APR for up to 24 months on 2011 Accord models. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 96,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. Retailer may lease for less. Dealer trade may be required. ¥$750 gas card offer applies only to retail customer purchase, lease or ﬁnance agreements on all new 2011 Civic models. Gas card offer includes HST/GST where applicable. Valid only on purchase, lease or ﬁnance agreements concluded at participating Honda retailers. Dealer participation required. */**/#/£/¥ Offers valid from April 1st through April 30th, 2011 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.
With $722 down payment on approved credit. Includes freight and PDI.