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The questionnaire, circulated in 2009 and recently released following an Access to Information request, was completed by more than 2,500 officers in B.C. When asked if RCMP employees are treated fairly, 36 per cent said no, up from 27 per cent in the 2007 survey. When asked if RCMP employees are respected and trusted, 32 per cent said no, up from 21 per cent in 2007. A quarter said the RCMP does not take adequate steps to ensure members’ safety, and half said the RCMP fails to properly develop and prepare officers for leadership or managerial roles. On the positive side, 85 per cent said they were proud to work for the RCMP, although that number is a drop from the 91 per cent recorded in 2007. Supt. Tonia Enger, officer in charge of the North Vancouver RCMP detachment, said that while she didn’t think those numbers were reflected in the morale of her detachment, she wasn’t particularly surprised when she saw the survey results last year. “With the very public hearings and inquiries that have occurred, you are going to see a shift in the results of the surveys,” she said in an interview. “Of course the YVR incident has See Enger page 12

Offender caught by dye pack gets six years for bank robberies Jessica Barrett

A repeat bank robber who was apprehended after a dye pack exploded while he was fleeing the scene of a crime has been sentenced to six years in jail. On Wednesday, David Ostermann, 31, appeared in North Vancouver provincial court for sentencing after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery relating to two separate heists. On Jan. 7, Ostermann walked into a TD Canada Trust on West Esplanade and Chesterfield Avenue and threatened to produce a weapon if he did not receive a sum of money. Ostermann left the scene in a cab after being handed the cash, but didn’t get far. Minutes later, an explosive dye pack bank staff had inserted into a stack of bills detonated in the car. The driver of the cab quickly called North Vancouver RCMP to report the explosion, as did a passerby, who reported a presumably ink-covered Ostermann jumping out of the car See Robber page 12

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The Olga Effect

In the name of health, some North Shore seniors are inspiring their peers to take up sport — and win Andy Prest


he North Shore Sport Awards ceremony is held every year inside Park Royal Shopping Centre. It’s community spirit at its best, but it can be a tough crowd. Teenagers with short attention spans shift in their seats and crack wise as they wait for the show to end after their category has come and gone. Delicious food laid out at the back diverts attention from the stage up front. Jokes bounce off the quietly polite crowd, floating up the escalator and into the Gap. It’s a difficult atmosphere to control, but what else can you expect from a show held inside a mall? It’s difficult for everyone, that is, except the tiny nonagenarian who wowed the crowd to silence at last month’s show. West Vancouver’s Olga Kotelko, 91, had just been awarded a lifetime athletic achievement award for her exploits as a multiple world champion and world record-setting masters track-and-field athlete. But instead of heading off stage to have her picture taken, as all the other winners did that evening, Kotelko, unbidden, made straight for the microphone. A nervous hush descended as Kotelko began to describe a recent muscle biopsy she was subjected to, drawing in the crowd with her description of her meeting with the doctor. “You know what the doctor said?” she asked with a mischievous pause. “He’d never seen such a perfect muscle.” The crowd exhaled and laughed. Kotelko wrapped up a little pep talk. NEWS photo Mike Wakefield “It’s not how old you are; it’s how you get old,” she said. “Use WEST Vancouver 91-year-old Olga Kotelko shows off the form that has helped her become a masters world it or lose it.” That cliché is not getting any younger, but neither is Canada’s champion and world record holder many times over. Kotelko and other senior athletes are pointing the way population. As the tip of the baby boom prepares to smash down towards a fitter future for Canada’s aging population. the door of 65, getting them into old age in good health is a huge “If you exercise on a regular basis you dramatically reduce the risk of falling,” she says. “That is priority. Kotelko and others like her who have already conquered the golden years may hold the key. There’s no denying the importance of staying active mentally and physically. As the odometer ticks probably the No. 1 fear or risk as you get older. . . . But if you continue the exercise routines, you dramatically reduce your risk of falling. That’s huge.” past 60, 70, 80, 90 years of age, the stakes get higher and higher. The problem, however, can be in motivating seniors to get out and do it, says Crozier, an active 49This week emergency room doctors at North Vancouver’s Lions Gate Hospital went public with concerns that the ER was understaffed after yearly patient visits jumped 25 per cent — from 39,000 to year-old who along with working with seniors also runs boot camps for adults in their 20s and 30s. One of the main issues, according to Crozier, is that many in her parents’ generation — those in the 65 and 49,000 — from 2006 to 2009. The influx was attributed mainly to the region’s aging population. “They tend to be older people with heart, lung or kidney (problems), diabetes, asthma, strokes, heart older range — are lacking the proper fitness foundation because exercise was not a part of their lifestyle. “To me, I think (my grandparents’ generation) was much more active than (my parents’ generation). attack, cancer and complications of all those things,” Dr. Mike O’Neil told the North Shore News. “A The grandparents kind of did physical labour around the home or on a farm. There was much more lot of them are people in their 50s, 60s, 70s. It’s been predicted for years and it’s happening.” Deborah Crozier, a certified personal trainer who counts exercise for seniors as one of her of that activity; there weren’t as many modern conveniences. The last generation had all of those specializations, has worked with aging clients for the past nine years in her personal training business and conveniences plus they had . . . those careers where you didn’t have time to fit that into your life for with the North Vancouver Recreation Commission. Exercise, says Crozier, plays a crucial role in keeping leisure activities.” Crozier sees it in her own family. seniors healthy, which in turn helps keep the health care system healthy. “I always compare it to my Mom,” she says. “She’s pretty sedentary. She’s kind of an old-school “The independent living aspect is huge. People want to stay in their own homes; they want to be able to handle going up and down their stairs; they want to be able to dress themselves in the morning and Mom. . . . I always think, what is going to get her off the couch?” do all their personal care. They want to open jars and be able to cook their own meals,” she says, adding See Running page 5 that a fit, balanced body is by far the best way to combat the scourge of all seniors: falling.

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Running club has one rule: no complaints From page 3

The answer to that question varies from person to person, but here on the North Shore there are three huge factors that should help get seniors fit and keep them that way: weather, role models and opportunity. The weather is self-explanatory when you look at a temperature map for Canada on a winter day. The other two, though, could use some elaboration. ••• It’s 5:45 a.m. on a Thursday in early May. A group of women set out from North Vancouver’s William Griffin recreation centre on a run through the forested neighbourhoods surrounding Edgemont Village. Today there are five runners, but at times the group can swell to as many as 12. Talk this morning drifts to last night’s Canucks playoff game. “What did you think of that goal where they pushed Luongo into the net?” one woman says. “I don’t think that should have counted.” “My husband, he was just losing it at the guy — Beeks? Bieksa?” says another runner. “He’s yelling at the screen, ‘Get him off of the ice!’ I’m like, calm down; it’s just a hockey game.” Part way through the run a woman named Betty Jean stops and turns back — she can’t finish the day’s route. Three runners go on while one accompanies an apologetic Betty Jean back to the rec centre. Her decision to shut it down for the day is understandable. For one thing, she’s still battling a flu that has dogged her for more than a month. (“I call it the H1N2,” she says. “It feels like a combination of the swine one and the bird.”) She’s also just run a half marathon five days before. And she’s 82. The runner is North Vancouver’s Betty Jean McHugh, the sharp, down-to-earth namesake of the running group known as BJ’s Entourage. She’s also the holder of several age-group world records


at the marathon and half marathon distances. All of the runners in the Entourage — a group that trains together and attends distance races in places like Victoria and Honolulu — are younger than her, some almost half a lifetime so. Mysia Gruber, 43, is in her sixth year with the group. She’s known as one of the “newbies.” Some members have been running with McHugh for more than 20 years. It’s a rare thing to see McHugh felled by the flu; Gruber says she’s never seen McHugh call off a run in her six years in the group, and while some of the members attend sporadically, the eldest is at nearly every session. When she first started running with the Entourage, Gruber was told that the only rule they have is no complaining. Having McHugh along for the run makes it easy, Gruber says. See Masters page 10

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f nothing else, the massive spill slopping at the shores of Louisiana reminds us that oil drilling in sensitive areas isn’t worth it. The slick, which continues to gush from the destroyed oil well Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico — at an estimated rate of 5,000 barrels a day — is now so big it’s visible from space. Long-term estimates of clean-up costs and damage to the ecology and economies of Louisiana’s wetlands are escalating into the billions. It’s an event worth paying close attention to when it comes to B.C.’s own long simmering debate about off-shore oil drilling and whether the current moratorium should be lifted. British Petroleum, the company behind the current Louisiana disaster, is also keen to get at oil with offshore drilling

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“If you think my vote can be purchased, then you are wrong.” City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto disputes the suggestion that political donations influence elected officials’ decisions. A provincial task force is reviewing the regulations for financing municipal election campaigns (from a May 9 news story). ••• “The government intended to give out more information but . . . they were told to shut up.” West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan says Elections B.C. rules stopped the government from properly explaining the HST. By May 10, anti-HST petition campaigners had signatures from 10 per cent of all registered voters in all four North Shore ridings (from a May 12 news story). ••• “I was absolutely beside myself; I was overjoyed. You could have knocked me over with a feather.’” Tomahawk Restaurant owner Chuck Chamberlain on the return of seven First Nations artifacts his business 20 years afer they were stolen (from a May 14 news story).

under the Canadian Arctic. It’s worth noting that in the case of Louisiana, regulators overseeing the safety of the drilling largely left the inspections to the oil companies themselves. The same agency just happens to collect billions of dollars a year off leases and royalties from the oil industry it polices. All of which should be instructive for us. Driven by our oil-hungry economy, drilling has pushed the envelope of what’s technologically possible. When there’s big money to be made, both regulators and companies are willing to take big gambles. The results of such a gamble now threaten the south coast of the U.S. as far away as Florida. It’s a cautionary tale that spells out how potential losses from offshore drilling clearly outweigh the benefits.


WV seafood plan stinks

Dear Editor: The rezoning Bylaw amendment No. 4634 proposing to allow a summer season seafood shack between the beach and Marine Drive in West Vancouver is flawed (WV Enlarges Waterfront Park Access, April 18, North Shore News). Not for the operators, of course, who stand to make enormous profits, but for the year-round Marine Drive shop-keeps who will see dwindling street traffic. The retail landscape of Ambleside is already pockmarked with empty commercial store fronts. Just as the bustling success of some neighbourhoods nurtures growth, this blight is more conducive to business failure, job losses, youth crime and taxbase shrinkage. A rezoning proposal that will keep thousands of beach goers from coming up to Marine Drive and Bellevue Avenue for food, beverage and all manner of shopping is extremely poor civic planning. Ambleside is more than just a beach; it’s a village of charming shops and wonderful family-operated restaurants, coffee shops and cafes. Every effort must be made to protect the modest business traffic that comes their way and never allow such an obvious impediment as a beachside seafood shack. To be candid, I’m shocked that this proposal has gotten as far as it has: The reward is earmarked exclusively for one business entity that will have an


unacceptable advantage in terms of location and enviably low overhead while the risk is shared by dozens of existing businesses who struggle through winters depending on the traffic that summertime beach going produces. Removing or reducing this annual and sustainable economic stimulus from the existing year-round beachside businesses would be an egregious act of legislative mismanagement. I call upon members of council to take the time to consider the gravity of the impact this rezoning will have on our neighbourhood and deny the rezoning proposal. Patrick Malone General Manager, Fraîche Restaurant West Vancouver

Claim taxes credulity

Dear Editor: Let me see if I understand. According to the North Shore News, West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan believes people are signing the anti-HST petition in record numbers because they lack sufficient knowledge about the proposed tax and its benefits (HST Petition Hits North Shore Target, May 12). I suggest it is much more likely that people are doing so because they understand all too well that they have been lied to by the B.C. Liberals. As for the provincial government’s alleged intention to give out more information about the proposed change, they had ample time to do so before the petition drive began. Here’s a thought: They might have tried debating the idea during last year’s election campaign and let the people decide for themselves. David O. Marley West Vancouver

An even greater threat than rabbits Dear Editor: Thank you, thank you, District of North Vancouver councillors for taking care of a rampant problem by banning “sexually intact” rabbits (DNV’s Bunny Bylaw Will Ban Sale Of Reproductive Rabbits, May 7, North Shore News). You walk by street corners and see them hanging around, you just know they are up to no good. We clean up the next day after their parties in our

back yards, and have to admit some of the sounds coming out of the shrubs at night are just plain embarrassing. Now, if you can just do something about the “sexually intact” teenage boys hanging around the local malls and coffee shops, you will make this father one heck of a lot less nervous. Barry Miles North Vancouver





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I’m sorry, Mr. ex-Prime Minister, what was that? Yes, you can sit down now. Did you just ask, “What about reading?” What about it? Is the question whether I can read? Oh, I see, when may you read? Hmm. I guess you could squeeze it into the 15 minutes allotted to morning and afternoon “reflection and improvement,” but most people just take a potty break. You definitely cannot read during the sessions, and they start at 6 a.m. and end at 8 p.m. Attention must be paid, to quote Shakespeare. Nights are reserved for goat feasts where we enjoy spiritual counseling by Deepak Chopra, Demi Moore and whatnot. Sometimes Madonna drops by and gives campers a surprise self-actualization seminar. Please don’t look her in the eye or speak to her. You’ll turn into stone. LOL! Actually, I’m not kidding. You’ll fall into bed — alone — around midnight. If you want to enjoy a chapter of the latest Candace Bushnell at that point, Mr. ex-Prime Minister, I’ll

never tell. Unless the paparazzi ask! I’m sorry, Rahim, what was that? You’d like to sit closer to Lamar? Go right ahead. He looks kinda lonely back there, doesn’t he? Lamar, are you up for some great company. Rahim: no poking, no winking, no passing notes, got that? Lamar, please move your coffee cup to the other side of the — whoa! Never mind, the staff will get it. Rahim sure won’t. Did you know he was once voted “laziest Member of Parliament” by Canada’s Parliament Hill Times? Oh, suck it up, Buttercup. Rahim, big boys don’t cry! Class, get back in your seats! Stop taunting Rahim! Okey-dokey, then, jumping jacks! Mr. ex-Prime Minister, you lead. Give plenty of space to Lamar! Yes, you, too, Kash and Tiger. One, two, three. . . . Omigod, where are Bondo and Gandalf when you need them? Are they, like, walking here from Africa? Five . . . six . . . seven . . . —





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“How can you complain when you have BJ with you? You’re feeling sore or you’re tired or you’re bitching about your job or family or something, and you look over and there’s BJ ready to go. Maybe when I’m 83, then I can complain. I’ve got another 40 years to go.” Athletes like McHugh and Kotelko can provide great inspiration and motivation for their friends and even for complete strangers, says Crozier. “I think having the ‘super seniors,’ or the senior athletes as I call them, is a great motivating factor,” the personal trainer says. “I don’t think seniors are any different than us — they need their heroes and role models for their age also. . . . It’s a huge motivating (factor). It’s like: ‘If they can do it, I can do it too; if they can run a marathon and set a record, well I can walk around the block 10 times and not complain about it.’ ” ••• WestVancouver73-year-oldChristaBortignon, an active senior who needed a new form of exercise after wrist injuries slowed her tennis game, found her inspiration in a story in the North Shore News about Kotelko. Bortignon contacted her West Vancouver neighbour last year and got more than she bargained for. “I saw her picture in the paper, and since she lived in West Van, I called her up. She was very, very nice on the phone and told me she’d be at the track in half an hour.” Feeling Kotelko’s pull, Bortignon met her at West Van secondary and stepped onto a running track to train for the first time in 57 years. “We walked around the track a couple of times and she told me that I could do it,” says Bortignon. “Two days later, she called me up and (asked) if I had signed up for the Canadian track and field masters championships in Kamloops yet.” Bortignon eventually did sign up for Kamloops, where she competed in the long jump and 100 metres. She loved it. “When I went into the first competition, I had never really run 100 metres,” she says. “When I came in under 19 seconds, I was very surprised.” Last September, Bortignon went to the B.C. Seniors Games in Richmond where she upped her participation to five events, adding the triple

jump, high jump and shot put. She took home five medals in the 70-74 age category — including two golds — while setting provincial age-group records in the high jump and triple jump. She was shocked when she later found her name on a list of the top-10-ranked 70-year-old triple jumpers — in the world. It’s no surprise that it’s her favourite event. “It’s like flying,” she says. “You’re sort of ripping along and getting up into the air and it just makes you feel good.” Now that she has a taste for competition, Bortignon says she wants to keep at it. “I always did some kind of sports, but nothing really structured. Now I want to pursue this further, because I think I could still do better than what I’m doing now.” And Bortignon doesn’t just show up on race day and toe the starting line; she trains up to five days a week, practicing her techniques and upping her speed. It’s all thanks to Kotelko. “If I hadn’t heard of Olga, I probably would not have ventured into it,” she says. “She’s just an amazing lady, and I hope she inspires a lot more people. I just find it amazing the way she does what she does.” And Kotelko certainly isn’t shy about pushing and prodding people to follow in her fit footsteps. Last month, she presented a seminar at the Vancouver Wellness Show. As she left the stage, she was approached by a woman who had a strange request. “Olga, give me a hug because I want some of your energy,” the woman said. Kotelko laughs as she recalls the encounter. “I thought to myself, that was a very beautiful compliment.” ••• There are all kinds of different opportunities for seniors to get active, including classes at community rec centres, masters sports teams and private trainers. The path that Kotelko, Bortignon and an increasing number of seniors are following is the very inexpensive, highly social and moderately competitive world of the seniors games. There are a lot of competitions to choose from abroad and close to home. The B.C. Seniors See Benefits page 11


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Benefits far outweigh risks

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Games began with a multi-sport event in Vernon in 1988 that attracted 650 competitors. It’s now held annually, and it has grown in size each year, reaching a high of 3,865 participants last year in Richmond. “We bring people together from all over the province,” says Derek Francis, Lower Mainland director for the B.C. Seniors Games Society. “Many of them have been coming for years. We have some participants who have been involved in the Games right back to 1988 in Vernon and they see each other once a year at the Games. It’s a very festive, joyous event.” Bortignon says she was surprised by what she found when she made it to her first big event. “I didn’t realize that there’s a whole other world out there for masters athletics. Once I checked into it, I found that there are a lot of very nice people that you meet. It’s a whole new world out there.” While socializing is a huge part of the program, the athletes are out to do their best. The Games offer an incentive for seniors to continue to train and to work at improving their performances. “Everybody needs some sort of satisfactions or achievements in life. If you set yourself some goals and you reach them, it gives you a great deal of satisfaction,” says Bortignon. McHugh uses the races scheduled on her calendar as motivation. “It’s a matter of setting a goal and (training) for it,” she says. “If you don’t have that goal, you don’t have the same interest in training hard.” Of course, getting 70-, 80- and 90-year-olds to run marathons, throw javelins and do the high jump is not without risks. “My very first week of training, I injured myself, and then I knew that I can’t do it the way that I did when I was 15,” says Bortignon. “So I have to make sure I warm up properly and don’t overdo it; I limit myself. Even though I’d like to try more jumps at a time, I limit myself to a certain number. When it’s done, it’s done.” It’s important to listen to your body, says Crozier, adding that most seniors are pretty good at that. “At that age group, I find people are very wise,” she says. “There’s always risk in any physical activity, and you have to be smart about it. You have to make sure that your doctor is on board and you are working in a safe environment.” The benefits, however, far outweigh the risks, says Crozier. “If you eliminate the risks, you just get the benefits: lifestyle, balance, being more sure when you’re walking.” For McHugh, her morning runs provide another very important benefit: relief from life’s problems. Her husband Bob, formerly her biggest fan on race day, now has dementia. “He was a great supporter. I really miss that. Now he doesn’t even know if I’m running or where or why,” she says. They recently celebrated their 58th anniversary — well, BJ celebrated by reminding Bob what day it was. “I woke up and said, ‘Bob, this is a pretty special day.’ He said ‘What day is it? Do I have to go anywhere?’ He hates going



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AT 6:15 a.m. on a Thursday, 82-year-old marathoner Betty Jean McHugh (left) and running mate Mysia Gruber have already finished their run for the day. anywhere.” Running lets her leave her cares behind and concentrate on the road ahead of her and the friends beside her. “It’s a great release for that,” she says. “It sets the day up. That’s why I like running in the morning: I’m sort of set for the day to meet any problems. And there are lots.” The point, of course, is that you don’t have to set world records to enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle. “Don’t feel you have to run a marathon” says Crozier. “If you can, all the power to you, 10 out of 10. If that’s not your thing, just a small little difference can have a huge benefit.” ••• This year’s B.C. Seniors Games are scheduled for Sept. 15-18 in Comox Valley and Campbell River. For more information or to register, visit What’s driving the Real Estate market these days? As always, it’s the consumer! People are constantly moving, and need a place to live. Contact me when BUYING or SELLING. Complimentary Market Evaluation, anytime.



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and fleeing on foot. An RCMP constable doing a routine traffic stop in the area arrested Ostermann a short time later. Police discovered the man was a suspect in the November 2009 robbery of a TD branch in Burnaby. Ostermann had stolen $200 in that incident. Speaking in court, judge Jane Auxier described Ostermann’s offences as “planned and deliberate although unsophisticated.” She explained Ostermann is a heroin addict with a lengthy criminal record including other bank thefts. The judge said she took Ostermann’s guilty pleas and expression of remorse into consideration as mitigating factors. She also noted he was “broke, cold and homeless” at the time of the crimes. However, Auxier was unconvinced Ostermann would follow through on his promise to partake in addiction counselling. “If actions speak louder than words, I’d have to dismiss those promises,” she said, noting Ostermann had previously refused treatment programs while incarcerated and was quick to reoffend. Ostermann was credited with eight months, double the time he spent in custody awaiting trial.

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Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, founder and CEO of Afterglow, a physician-directed medi-spa, thanks her clients for their support at Mount Everest’s base camp (17,300 feet above sea level) in April. The North Vancouver doctor donated partial proceeds from her business over the last 18 months to the Central Asia Institute, which supports community-based education in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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WHEN North Vancouver Dr. Shehla Ebrahim found herself administering emergency medical care to a fallen climber during an expedition to Mount Everest’s base camp, she felt like she was exactly where she was meant to be.

The woman, who had been part of a separate expedition up the Himalayan peak, entered Ebrahim’s camp at 14,000 feet above sea level, staggering and short of breath. Her Sherpa guide had planned to take her down a thousand feet; however, Ebrahim intervened, believing the woman was suffering from high altitude cerebral edema (HACE). “When you develop HACE, you need to (be taken) down immediately to a really low altitude,” she says. Ebrahim told the Sherpa that the wom-




tous moment because if we were not there, honestly, she would have died.” As Ebrahim’s journey continued, three other members of her expedition also had to be helicoptered out, the result of exhaustion and altitude sickness. “There are some moments in your life which are unforgettable, which always live with you, and I think this is one of them,” she says. The 50-year-old owner and CEO of Westview’s Afterglow, a physician-directed medi-spa, as well as a family physician with a part-time practice, opted to embark on the Everest journey last month as a means of giving thanks to her clients for their support over the last year and a half. Since January 2009, Ebrahim has been setting aside partial proceeds from Afterglow with the intention of forwarding the funds to the Central Asia Institute, an American non-profit organization co-founded by Greg Mortenson. The institute supports community-based

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should be noted that restraining orders are not a protective measure if he does not respect the order. If she is working, she may want to speak with her employer about her concerns about safety so that they can come up with a safety plan while she is at work. This may include moving her to another location or allowing her to work at home for a period of time. In addition to plans for safety after she leaves, it is a very good idea for your sister to plan ahead for all the things she will need to take and have access to when she leaves. This may include cash, cheques, jewelry, birth certificates, passports, legal papers, children’s immunization records (in case she needs for them to change schools), address book, laptop, cell phone, and any other important documents. She may also want to take

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things that are sentimental to her like photographs, children’s toys or other irreplaceable items. She should be very careful about using any credit cards because her partner may be able to access her accounts and online statements and trace her use (i.e. hotel bills or gas purchases). There are many resources in the community that are available to help your sister stay safe if and when she decides to leave. We can help connect her to those resources, as well as to our programs and services that support women living in violence and abuse. Please have her give us a call. Julia Staub-French, M.A., R.C.C., is director of clinical programs at Family Services of the North Shore. Questions? Write or call 604-988-5281.

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Longtime West Van conductor set to retire Passing of the baton marked at May 25 show THIS summer, Anita Sleeman will step down as conductor of the Ambleside Orchestra. The close of an 18-year partnership will be marked by a May 25 concert at Kay Meek Centre and the premiere performance of her composition, Kaleidoscope. The work was composed to be performed by the Ambleside Orchestra and the West Vancouver Youth Band, reflecting Anita’s belief in the importance of a musical grounding for children. Music by itself stimulates brain function and cognitive ability. Learning a musical instrument, says Anita, teaches focus and concentration as well as the joy of mastery and performance. Anita joined the Ambleside Orchestra as conductor in 1992. “We started with 11 musicians, some of whom continue to perform with us,” she says. “Our musicians come from all walks of life and span all ages. We have three musicians in their 90s and one who is 13 years old.” Community orchestras and bands are vital conduits to the benefits and pleasures of music. “Proper musical training is declining and our awareness of the vast range of music is becoming increasingly narrow,” says Anita. “Local orchestras and bands expose us to the riches of the world of music, across all styles and periods.” Encouraged by her parents, Anita went from, “banging on the piano to my first recital at four years old at the local library — watered-down Beethoven,” she recalls. At school, she was keen to play clarinet, however all of the instruments were handed out to other students

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Laura Anderson before her turn came. She chose the trumpet and French horn and went on to play the bassoon and harpsichord. With her younger sister, Anna, Anita was raised in the richly multicultural Russian Hill area of San Francisco, Calif. Her father, a Spanish-born graphic artist and painter, made his way to the Bay City via Latin America and Cuba. Her Russian-born mother’s journey to San Francisco was by way of Uruguay and Ellis Island. Anita’s family heritage was an early musical influence. “I was eight years old at the funeral of my Russian grandmother,” she says. “The women started singing — old songs they knew — in their wonderful pure voices. But I think the Spanish influence was greater, the recordings of Spanish music on our old windup phonograph.” She enjoyed fiddling around with music and improvising and her first major composition, a processional march for band, was performed at her community college graduation. Since then, her music has been performed across Canada and internationally. Anita met her husband, Evan, at music school. They lived on the Sleeman family’s ranches — first in California, then Nevada, — where they started their family of six children. On the strength of Rich Hobson’s memoir of ranching in British Columbia, Grass Beyond the Mountains, the fam-

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ily, including Evan’s parents, moved north to a ranch in the Chilcotin. Anita taught music at the local one-room school, where five of the students were her own. The family relocated to Tsawwassen for the children’s high school years. Anita was a founding member of the Delta Youth Orchestra and taught at Capilano College. “Some days I would be on the road to teach at Capilano College, to study at (the University of British Columbia) and back home to Delta, with a stop to pick up a bale of hay for my daughter’s pony,” she says. Before long, the family was settled on the North Shore. Anita had joined the Ambleside Orchestra and was studying composition and orchestration, receiving her graduate degree from UBC and her doctorate from the University of Southern California. Over the years, the layers of influence included composers Messiaen, Stravinsky and Bartok, Ives and Ruggles, jazz inspirations and the work of Frank Zappa, particularly as he moved from rock to orchestral music. “Mathematics is another important influence,” she says. “I would say my music is very structured and very Mediterranean.” Following her retirement, Anita and Evan, married for 57 years, plan to travel and enjoy their 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. “I am working on an opera based on Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath’s Tale,” she says. “I haven’t found a librettist and I think I might try it myself. I haven’t written a libretto before.” Tickets ($10) for Kaleidoscope, which starts at 7:30 p.m., are available through 604-9133634 or www.kaymeekcentre. com. Laura Anderson works with and for seniors on the North Shore. Contact her at 604-346-0775 or e-mail her at

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ANITA Sleeman, longtime conductor of the Ambleside Orchestra (centre), rehearses with Harry Hoshowsky, Grace Leader, Ryan North and Jim McCulloch in the lead-up to her final gig with the group, set for May 25 at Kay Meek Centre. Kaleidoscope will also feature the West Vancouver Youth Band.

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WE’VE all got a ton of photos, e-mails and other files hanging around on our computers but at the end of the day — what happens to it all? Well some of that stuff might not be important, but a lot of it provides an inside look at who we are, our families and the memories we’ve created — information that should be preserved and treasured. That’s where Arcalife comes in. The North Vancouver-based company provides an opportunity to make a digital estate that can be passed down from generation to generation within a family. By registering online, customers will have access to a private account that they can use to upload information, photos, a biography and even research their family history. “We wanted to create a place where people could do more than just exchange pleasantries with acquaintances like on Facebook,” says founder Paul Taylor. “One of the things we realized was we have a much greater opportunity to leave a rich legacy behind just because we live in this digital world and we capture all this stuff digitally.” Taylor had been toying with the idea of creating a website for a while, but he finally got the push he needed 18 moths ago, following

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Tony and Tina tie the knot one final time Niamh Scallan

AFTER tying the knot more than 60 times, North Vancouver’s Ashlee Asconi and Giovanni Tempesta will exchange vows for the very last time this summer.

Tempesta and Asconi, former stars of the offBroadway hit show Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, will marry in front of a small crowd of family and friends on July 16. The show was an interactive comedy that ran in downtown Vancouver three nights a week for 14 years, shutting its doors in 2009. The longest running production in Vancouver’s history, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding treated audience members as guests to the traditional Italian marriage of Tony and Tina. Asconi was introduced to Tempesta when she first joined the cast in 2006.

Tempesta, who had been on the show for more than nine years, played the role of Tony. Asconi was lined up to play Sister Maria, the shy and awkward bridesmaid. She remembers being introduced to Tempesta through a cast member during her first night on the show. “He was very friendly, very smiley,” Asconi said. “I was told almost immediately that he was single, which was pretty funny, but we didn’t really talk much after the first meeting.” One thing led to another and about two months after Asconi joined the Tony n’ Tina crew, they began dating. “We kept it secret from the rest of the cast when we started dating so that was always exciting,” Asconi said. About a week after their first date, Asconi was promoted to the role of Tina and the two were married every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night in front of large Vancouver crowds until they left the show together in December 2006.

Asked whether her upcoming wedding will bare any resemblance to her previous Tony n’ Tina weddings, Asconi laughed. “Well, I guess we are Italian,” she said. “But no, our wedding is going to be quite small for a typical Italian wedding. If some of the same music comes out, we’ll probably joke around to it.” These days, Asconi is pursuing a Communications degree at Simon Fraser University. While she’s moved on from her Tony n’ Tina role, Asconi remains involved in the local acting community. Tempesta is special needs teacher at a Vancouver high school. “I had such a great time doing the show and Giovanni loved it,” Asconi said. “It’s sad the show is over but we’re hoping they bring it back at some point and we’ll do a few more shows!” Until then, Asconi will be busy preparing for her July wedding, when she will say “I do” for the last time.

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First stop on the tour THE Okanagan is abuzz with activity.

This year’s Spring Wine Festival was one of the most successful yet — marked by a host of innovative events and new winery openings. However, some of those new happenings come courtesy of old favourites, such as Gray Monk. The Okanagan Centre winery established by George and Trudy Heiss in 1972 continues to be one of the region’s most consistent — and affordable — producers. Also, if you haven’t been to Gray Monk recently, you’ll be amazed by the expansion that now incorporates a tasteful hospitality centre (right at the parking lot level), with offices and extra cellar space below; and a glass-fronted elevator down to the Grapevine Restaurant, giant patio and catering facility under chef Willi Franz. All have stunning Lake Okanagan views, of course! We love the point of difference that Gray Monk offers, especially with its refusal to give up growing and making the likes of Ehrenfesler, Siegerrebe and Rotberger — all of which sell just as well as the more “mainstream” varieties, by the way. Wine is ultimately very

food calendar

A Spiritual Awakening with Georg Riedel of Riedel — the wine glass company, Wednesday, May 26, 2:154:15 at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, 1505 West Second Ave., Vancouver. Sample fine malt whiskey, cognac and tequila with Riedel using just the right spirits glass for each. Fee: $50 which includes a set of Riedel glasses.

Notable Potables Tim Pawsey

much about people and personality — which Gray Monk has in spades. We’re also really happy that the winery has heeded the cries of “When are you going screwcap?” from the Hired Belly and others, by putting all of its deserving whites (and even some reds) in Stelvin. And — in true Heiss style — has even created a T-shirt with a thoughtful quote to mark the event: “I used to Get Corked . . . Now I’m Screwed!” Here’s what to watch for in particular from the current release: ■ Gray Monk Rotberger ’09. A must-have dry rosé. Red berries and earthy notes on top with juicy acidity, cherry and raspberry and spice in the end. Perfect for (serious) picnics.

BCLS $15.99. ■ Gray Monk Latitude 50 Red ’08. The mainstay red blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir delivers layers of cherry, strawberry and spice, with good structure and peppery spice close. BCLS $13.99. ■ Gray Monk Merlot ’07. Lifted cherry and plum on the nose with good mouthfeel, easy tannins with mocha and toasty vanilla. From S. Okanagan Bremmer Vineyard. Think barbecued anything. $17.99 ■ Gray Monk Ehrenfelser 2009. While Pinot Blanc ’09 and Unwooded Chard ’09 are both keepers, we have a soft spot for this almost late-harvest, offdry white, with a burst of floral and citrus on top, followed by a luscious orange and stonefruit apricot palate through a rich but clean close. Think mild cheeses, fruit inclined salads — or goat cheese blended vanilla ice cream! BCLS $16.99. The new look Gray Monk is a don’t-miss taste ’n dine spot on any Okanagan tour!

THE newly expanded and renovated Gray Monk Estate Winery is a don’tmiss stop during your Okanagan wine tour this season. The new visitor centre includes a tasting room and a glass-fronted elevator down to the Grapevine Restaurant and patio, perfect for taking in the stunning Lake Okanagan views, naturally.

photo Tim Pawsey

Tickets: A Prestigious Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting: A stylish evening at Gastown’s Boneta restaurant featuring wines paired with chef Jérémie Bastien’s hors d’oeuvres. This is a fundraising event for Théâtre la Seizième, May 27, from 6-9 p.m. Located at 1 West Cordova, Vancouver. Tickets: $125. Call 604-71362616 or — Compiled by Pamela Stone and Debbie Caldwell

CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES LOCAL 389 (North Vancouver) would like to congratulate the following recipients of our ten annual $1,000 Scholarships:

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On behalf of the membership of CUPE Local 389, we extend our sincere congratulations to all graduates of the class of 2010!

ENTER TO WIN 2 TICKETS TO THE TOFINO FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL June 4-6, 2010 Tofino, BC Drop off your entry at the North Shore News for a chance to win! Winner will be contacted by phone.

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community bulletin board From page 23

of Lions Gate.

Author Visit with Jaqueline Windh: A writer, photographer and broadcaster, appearing in leading magazines and on radio programs around the world. Author of The Wild Edge and resident of Tofino, Thursday, May 20th, 7:30 p.m., at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. For more information call 604-9257402 or go to

Jewels For A Cause: Wine, appies and jewels from a variety of local designers in support of KidSport, Thursday, May 27, 7-10 p.m., at the Hollyburn Country Club, 950 Cross Creek Rd., West Vancouver. Cost: $10. Info: 604-671-5217.

The History and Construction of the Lions Gate Bridge: Author in architectual history Donald Luxton will give a lecture, Wednesday, May 26, 7 p.m. at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Luxton was co-author

Parkgate Community Services Annual General Meeting and Community and Volunteer Recognition will take place Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. There will be guest speakers, a chocolate fountain reception and music. All community members are invited. RSVP: 604-983-6350 by May 21.

Friends of the North Vancouver District Public Library Book Sale will take place Friday, May 28, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, May 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, May 30, noon-4 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. There will be bargains galore. Proceeds from the sale will go to the children’s summer reading program. Info: www.nvdpl. ca/about/friends.

Admission: $2 or early bird entry at 10 a.m. for $5. The swap supports important trail maintenance and sustainability on the North Shore by the North Shore Mountain Bike Association along with supporting vital youth cycling initiatives. Info:

Flea Market: The Kiwanis Club will be holding this fundraiser, Saturday, May 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kiwanis Court, 2151 Gordon Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-2280.

North Shore Community Drumming Circle: Enjoy one or two drumming sessions led by Milton Randall, Saturday, May 29 at 11:30 a.m., 12:15, 1 or 1:45 p.m. at Lynn Valley United Church, 3201 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver. Admission by donation. Reservations: 604-987-2114.

The North Shore Bike and Gear Swap will take place Saturday, May 29, 11 a.m. at Jaycee House, 1251 Old Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver.

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Messing around

TYLO Roberts tried his hand at throwing a pot at Parkgate community centre’s Pottery, Paints and Plants event, May 8.

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Rideau Canal: The Rideau Canal (French: Canal Rideau), also known as the Rideau Waterway, connects the city of Ottawa, Ont., Canada on the Ottawa River to the city of Kingston, Ont. on Lake Ontario. The canal was opened in 1832 as a precaution in case of war with the United States and is still in use today, with most of its original structures intact. The canal system uses sections of major rivers, including the Rideau and the Cataraqui, as well as some lakes. It is the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America, and in 2007, it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is operated today by Parks Canada as a recreational waterway. The locks on the system open for navigation in mid-May and close in mid-October. In winter, a section of the Rideau Canal passing through central Ottawa becomes officially the world’s largest skating rink. The cleared length is 7.8 kilometres and has the equivalent surface area of 90 Olympic hockey rinks. — Wikipedia

photo Rob Stimpson/Horizon Writers’ Group

A variety of vessels moor for a quiet evening at Westport on the Rideau Canal.


Lazy days on the Rideau

Peter Neville-Hadley

Contributing Writer


INGSTON, ONT. — The dawn quiet at Newboro Lock, partway between Kingston and Ottawa on the Rideau Canal, was broken by the irregular bark of distant gunfire, igniting the raucous cries of crows and competing with the chants of the chickadees and the creaking of the wooden pier. The waterway was built to counter an American invasion, and finally, 178 years after its completion, it seemed the fighting had started. But we thanked the distant explosions for waking us to stumble out on deck and appreciate the horizontal yellow early morning light pushing through the brilliant green of the trees as our cube-shaped houseboat wallowed gently in the wake of other passing early risers. In fact the only Canadian targets in American sights were geese, and the hunters were later seen happily consuming hearty maple-syrup-laden breakfasts at the Stirling Lodge Hotel, a short walk from the lock. At its completion in 1832 the Rideau Canal was the most expensive construction project the British Empire had ever undertaken in any of its colonies. lieutenantcolonel John By of the Royal Engineers arrived in 1826 to supervise construction, and 202 km of waterway, 47 locks, 52 dams, and six years later had managed a truly Olympic-scale overspend. At around £800,000, or roughly $90 million at today’s prices, the canal cost almost five times its original budget. Conceived to secure supply routes and bring troops rapidly in case of an American invasion, the canal also proved to be the Empire’s greatest white elephant. The invasion never came, and neither did a forecast boom to the Kingston economy. Today those with their own craft can sail the canal’s entire length, but we began a long weekend’s exploration in the middle at small and sleepy Portland, where at Big Rideau Lake Boat Rentals we hired what some in sleeker vessels later described dismissively as a Winnebago with floats, or a house on an ice tray. It was called the Santa Maria, which was probably also what some more experienced boaters said under their breath when watching our clumsy attempts to dock near their own craft. The Santa Maria boasted every convenience possible, including a variety of beds, a compact bathroom with a pleasingly hot shower, stove, microwave, CD

player, barbecue in the bow, and even a fly-swatter. After a detailed and careful introduction to navigation, safety, and the general operation of the vessel’s simple controls, we set out westwards along the south shore of Big Rideau Lake. Lt.-Col. By would have been used to the constricted arterial waterways of Britain, only navigable by specially-built pencil-shaped narrowboats. But here he linked together existing and man-made lakes, providing large stretches of open water. These give modern-day boaters plenty of room to manoeuvre, but also much more scope for getting lost, although out houseboat came laden with charts, and channel markers are numerous. But in surroundings of such beauty there was little need to hurry, and getting lost for a while was all part of the pleasure. Our route snaked round tiny islands bristling with pines and looking exactly like toothbrush heads. Kingfishers dived from waterside trees, and occasionally holiday cottages peered out from the greenery. Prettier still were the narrow winding passages of true canal leading to the locks, but whereas nothing seemed to happen very quickly out on open water, here mild alarm set in at the need to manoeuvre the boat more precisely into a lock and next to other craft. The flat sides of the Santa Maria acted like sails often leading to multiple failed approaches before the vessel was safely tied up. The locks themselves were slightly intimidating, with vast gates swinging ponderously on high towers of stone, the waters controlled by various mechanisms involving chains and pulleys and much cranking and clanking, luckily all managed by lock-keepers rather than boaters themselves. The keepers were also welcoming to those frankly reporting themselves as completely incompetent. They issued clear instructions and caught lines thrown to shore, helping to haul the boat snugly against the slimy walls of the broad lock basins. We looped lines fore and aft round rubber coated cables running vertically up the lock walls, and used them to keep the boat to its side of the lock as the waters filling it surged round the basin. The locks were the cause of some of Lt.-Col. By’s overspend. He saw that the originals planned were too small to cope with the then newly-invented steamboat, and his own construction was both on a far larger scale and of a very high quality, so that much of the stonework and mechanisms in use today are original. The canal’s route was through wild territory thinly populated even now, although at lock stations neatly-mown lawns, tubs of flowers, and park benches next to the well-maintained original lock-masters’ houses add an air of domesticity See British page 30

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British money well spent on building canal

From page 29

if under attack, the house was in fact far from comfortable. Loopholes for rifles had wooden blocks but no glass until one lock-master fitted it at his own expense. He’d brought his geraniums inside to protect them, but they’d frozen anyway. The site was sufficiently remote that a smithy was also constructed to help with maintenance of the locks’ metal parts. It was now open again with a working blacksmith demonstrating the traditional skills involved, producing regular clang of metal on metal that drifted across the water. The 19th century has bequeathed modern times an engineering marvel and watery playground that has now been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. And if the Rideau Canal now draws invaders in rather than helping to keep them out, everyone agrees the British money was well spent.

to spots that may still be a long drive down a dead-end track from any other habitation. We continued west along the north shore of the Upper Rideau Lake to Westport, a small grid of quiet streets lined with clapboard houses whose big porches were home to rocking chairs and scattered children’s toys. Here there was the opportunity either to shop for supplies or to take the easier option of pan-fried pickerel fillet at a water-view table at the Cove Country Inn, before doubling back and swinging south to Newboro for the night. The next day, gradually growing more confident in the operation of the boat, we worked south through Clear Lake, Indian Lake, and Opinicon Lake, to the prettiest point of all: the winding, narrow approach to the steeply dropping staircase of four locks at Jones Falls. We moored beneath a hammering woodpecker and scattered foraging squirrels as we walked down to the elegant, woody Hotel Kenney, originally opened in 1877 and operated by the same family ever since. We sat in front of a roaring log fire, dined well, and walked back through nearly complete darkness for a night of utter peace. Lock-masters’ houses were always built on the high points, partly to avoid the malaria which took a heavy toll of those labouring on the canal’s construction, and partly to make them more defensible. The squat stone house at Jones Falls is now a museum, having had later additions removed to return it more or less to its condition at construction in 1841. Kitchen, living room, and bedroom were all furnished with period items and seemed cosy and domestic. But with walls of locally quarried stone and roofs of metal to resist fire

If you go: For details of travel to Ontario see the official website of Ontario Tourism at www. The website has full details of the canal’s route between Kingston and Ottawa, as well as details of fishing opportunities, bicycling and hiking routes, and other ways to enjoy the canal. Big Rideau Lake Boat Rentals of Portland has comfortable vessels to suit parties of all sizes. See, or call 613-272-2580. Dining and accommodation options include Westport’s Cove Country Inn (www., the Stirling Lodge at Newboro Lock (, the Opinicon Resort Hotel at Chaffey’s Lock (www., and the Hotel Kenney at Jones Falls (

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NEWS AROUND THE WORLD Going on a trip? Then take the North Shore News with

you and we’ll try to publish your high-resolution photo in our News Around the World feature (there is no guarantee photos will be published). Due to the enormous response to News Around the World it may take several weeks before your photo will appear. Take a photo of yourself (keep close to the camera, but with the background still in view) in a location outside the province holding a copy of the News, with a scenic background, which distinguishes the location. Send it to us with the first and last name of everyone featured in the photo, along with your phone number, and a description of where the photo was taken. Send your submission to Manisha Krishnan by e-mail to Please note: We will only be accepting pictures that have been sent to us via e-mail.

SHEILA Taday, Art Skidmore and Chero Vee Regalado stop for a picture at the Grand Canyon.

BILL Crow and Carol Crow celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary at the Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado Island, San Diego.

GEERITT Duntz and Alida Edwards climb to Macchu Picchu in Peru. MEMBERS of the North Shore Running Room Marathon clinic compete at the Boston Marathon.

KRISTA Johnson visits the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia.

MI-HYE and Mija Kim, Yukari Fujuwara, Grace Ostrowercha, Jasmine Choi, June Park and Jenny Kim have a blast in Holguin, Cuba.

ANDREA and Sara-Jane Eadie enjoy the beach in the Mayan Riviera.

CARSEN Teasdale and Nina Ferentinos catch up with NYPD officer Ramos in Times Square.

THE North Shore Girls Soccer Club’s U17 Snipers compete at the Clearwater International Soccer Tournament in Clearwater, Fla.

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Share the trails this summer

EVEN though I complain about the winter dampness and cold, for dog walking it’s a treasure. There are few people along the trails during the wet, cold winter months. But that can create something of a “the-world-revolves-aroundme” attitude that comes to a screeching halt in the warm weather when I run into a couple of off-leash dogs without an owner in sight. Like a bear coming out of hibernation I grumble to the woman as she walks 30 feet behind her dogs: “This is an on-leash trail you know.” “Oh I know,” she replies. “But it’s such a beautiful day and I don’t want to curb my dogs’ enthusiasm and enjoyment of the day.” With summer around the corner, many of us are itching to don the flip-flips and shorts. The arrival of warm weather

Canine Connection Joan Klucha

also means that there will be more traffic on local trails as the weekend warriors dust off their gear. It also means canineowning weekend warriors will move their walks from city blocks to mountain trails. So we’re all going to have to be courteous toward other trail users. Those of us who use the trails regularly would like to think they were created just for us, but they are public property. Both regular trail

users and “newbies” have the right to use local trails and it would be grand if people new to walking their dogs in an area take note of the regulations. Some local trails and walks are dog-free zones; that’s so that those people who are not comfortable with dogs can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors too. Those of us who do walk the trails in any weather condition get spoiled and, let’s be honest, we all cheat a bit and allow our dogs off-leash in on-leash areas when there is no one around. But as the weather warms up, that freedom and peaceful solitude will diminish rapidly; if you’re not prepared to share, you may find yourself getting angry on walks that used to be enjoyable. I like to set a formula in my head as to what I will do when I meet another person on the trail. If a person approaching has a dog on-leash I will get my dogs into a heel position

so that I am a barrier between my dogs and the approaching person and dog. That means if a person is approaching on my left, I get my dogs into a heel on the right, and vice versa. It would be great if we all walked the same direction or passed people right to right the way we drive our cars but the majority of people walk like chickens. They wander from one side of the trail to the other and when confronted with a decision about what side to take, they inevitably take the same side as you. So be firm and confident, pick a side with your dogs on the outside and the approaching person will choose the other side once they see you are walking a straight line. When a large group of people approaches, I put my dogs into a sit on the side of the trail. This allows my dogs to remain relaxed and simply observe the large group of people walking towards them. My shepherd, Zumi, invariably begins herding them all together if she is off-leash. I urge people to be aware of regulations on the trails you choose to walk, and abide by them. Set and follow a plan to minimize conflict and allow everyone to get out and enjoy this beautiful part of the world we call home.

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A clever Border Collie X stray who has a friendly temperament. He is an active one year old but also has calm moments. He weighs 57 lbs and is crate trained. He needs obedience training, a calm home and a fenced yard. No young children.

An energetic 1 1/2 N.M. Lab/Vizsla X who needs a family without young children, is dog savvy and can continue training him. He is sometimes overwhelmed by other dogs but patience and consistency will help him overcome his anxieties.

Beethoven is such a sweet boy! He is a wonderful family dog because he gets along with everyone. He walks fairly well on leash and is calm and dignified.

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THREE TO SEE THIS WEEK RUGBY Senior boys AAA HANDSWORTH vs. ST. GEORGE’S May 18, 4 p.m., Klahanie Park RUGBY Senior boys AAA ARGYLE vs. CARSON GRAHAM May 18, 5:30 p.m., Klahanie Park SOCCER Senior girls AA WINDSOR vs BURNABY QUALIFIER May 19, 3:30 p.m., Sutherland secondary

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NORTH Vancouver’s Spencer Watt hauls in a pass for SFU in his team’s win over UBC in last year’s Shrum Bowl. The Toronto Argonauts made Watt their third-round pick, 18th overall, in the CFL’s Canadian draft held last week.

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NORTH Vancouver’s Spencer Watt was drafted by the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts last week, going in the third round of the Canadian draft, 18th overall.

YoumightthinktheformerWindsorsecondary and Simon Fraser University wide receiver would be a little bummed out about being picked by a team that finished 3-15 last season, but that is far from the case. “I’m excited, really excited,” Watt told the North Shore News last week as he prepared for an Argonaut minicamp coming up in Florida that will precede the opening of the team’s rookie training camp in Toronto June 2. Part of the reason that he’s happy to be an Argo is that Watt has been in similar situations before — when he joined SFU in 2007 they were in the midst of a 25-game losing streak that spanned four season. In his first year the Clan went 0-8. The next season the Clan broke the streak in their first game and went on to post a 5-3 record and make a surprise run to the Canada West Conference championship final. “It’s way better to be part of something like that,” said Watt. “When we won that first game I don’t think I’ll ever have a feeling like that ever again.” Toronto could offer similar opportunities. “At SFU we had three years of losing seasons, so I’m not too worried. I’m excited to be part of a losing team so I can contribute, help out and

hopefully turn around their record this year,” he said. Watt finished the 2009 season with 231 receiving yards and two touchdowns, including a 91-yard reception in SFU’s win over UBC in the Shrum bowl. In 2008 Watt racked up 301 yards on 16 catches, scoring one touchdown. They’re not eye-popping stats, something SFU head coach Dave Johnson attributes to his team’s system, not the player. “Spencer is athletic as they come, and quite honestly he was probably a little underused in our system,” said Johnson in an SFU press release. “But he is a great character guy, an outstanding athlete and a legitimate career type of player.” With those modest numbers Watt said he was overlooked by some CFL teams, but the Argonauts liked what they saw from him at Canadian Football Scouting’s National Invitational Combine held in March. With CFL coaches and scouts looking on, Watt laid down the fastest 40-yard dash time (4.41 seconds) and longest broad jump (10 feet four inches) of any player at the combine while also scoring the second best vertical leap (39.5 inches) amongst the receivers. “If I didn’t go to that I’m pretty sure I would have been drafted late round or not even drafted at all,” said Watt. While going from being an underused receiver in a struggling university program to a professional player in Canada’s biggest market may seem like a tall order, Watt has already made similar leaps in his career. He didn’t play football at all until his Grade 12 year at Windsor. “I played basketball and all the other sports, hockey and whatnot, and then it was just in Grade 12 that I started playing football,” he said. “One of my teammates told me to come out

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SFU’S head coach says the fleet-footed Watt was underused in the team’s offensive system.


A36 - North Shore News - Sunday, May 16, 2010


Dukes making no mistakes in provincial chase Andy Prest

“That provided the motivation to have a good league season and win the championship,” said Greg Hockley, co-coach of the Dukes with THE Windsor Dukes senior girls Bob Donoghue. “We didn’t want to have any room for paperwork errors this year, we wanted soccer team are one step away to be the No. 1 so that we would have the best from a berth in the provincial AA chance possible to qualify.” championships and they’ll have a Making the plot even thicker is the fact that lot of motivation to win their final Burnaby’s St. Thomas More is expected to qualifier this Wednesday. be Windsor’s opponent on Wednesday (STM Last year Windsor’s season came to a plays Alpha secondary in the Burnaby final on crushing end as they won all of their qualification Monday). games and believed they had earned a spot in Last season it was STM that went to provincials only to learn that an administrative provincials while the Dukes stayed home. error by a league official meant there was no North Shore officials argued that STM and spot for them. The Dukes were forced to stay Windsor should have played a final playoff for at home after they’d already booked their hotel the spot after the error was discovered but STM and made their travel plans. refused. Most of the players are back this year and “They didn’t want to play us,” said Hockley, they don’t want to leave anything to chance. adding that his players have not forgotten about The Dukes stormed through the North Shore’s what went down last season. “That’s what we’ll Div. 1 league with an undefeated record before be talking about (before Wednesday’s game), knocking off St. Thomas Aquinas 2-0 in their that’s for sure.” first provincial qualifier. If the Dukes do manage to earn a spot in The Dukes will now face the winner of provincials, there’s a good chance that they will Burnaby’s playoffs on Wednesday with only be in the hunt for the medals. one provincial berth available. Win that game “The Lower Mainland league is a very and there’s no pen that could scratch out their strong league so quite often it’s harder to get season this time. to the provincials than to do well once you’re in them,” said Hockley. It took some scrapping for the Dukes to get past St. Thomas Aquinas in their opening qualifying game. The Saints played tough defence THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS: to hold the score to 0-0 at the North Shore Tennis Semi-Finals, half but second half goals from North Shore Track and Field Qualifiers, Hillary Hyland and Kendra Coaches’ League Soccer, 1st Division Soccer, Williams sealed the win with 1st Division Rugby and more. Hayley Boulier making a few key saves to record the COMING NEXT WEEK: shutout. PROVINCIAL AA AND AAA TENNIS QUALIFYING, “Our team played well,” LOWER MAINLAND AAA RUGBY QUARTER FINALS said Hockley. “Our centre AND MORE. midfield, I felt, controlled the GET THE SCORES AS THEY HAPPEN — game and we certainly had the FOLLOW SPORTSWEEK ON TWITTER. possession of the ball. We just couldn’t break through until the second half.” GOT A BIG GAME OR EVENT? The coach likes the way GIVE US A CALL! his team is playing now that 604-998-3508 or email us at



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WINDSOR’S Tori Uhl (left) makes a play in her team’s 2-0 provincial playdown win over St. Thomas Aquinas. One more win will earn Windsor at spot in provincials. the pressure-packed qualifiers have arrived. The team is lead by a trio of talented captains: attacking Grade 12 midfielder Lia Marining, Grade 12 sweeper Tasha Acaster and Grade 11 free kick specialist Talia Janzen. Everything the Dukes have done has been leading up to these games, said Hockley. “Our goal was always to qualify for



provincials, so we’re still working on that,” he said. “I feel very confident. We will be playing a very talented Burnaby No. 1 team but I feel confident that we have the players and the motivation this year to beat them.” Windsor will face Burnaby No. 1 Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Sutherland secondary.

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THE Handsworth Royals senior girls soccer team scored two overtime goals to top Sutherland 3-1 in AAA provincial playdowns Wednesday.

The Royals now move on to another must-win matchup against New Westminster Monday at 3 p.m. at Burnaby Lakes Sports Complex. The Argyle Pipers will also be in action at the same time and place as they battle Burnaby Central for a provincial spot. The loser of Argyle vs. Burnaby will play the winner of Handsworth vs. New West Wednesday at Burnaby Lakes at 3 p.m. with the district’s final provincial berth on the line.

Watt ready for CFL shot From page 35

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ROCKRIDGE captain Paul Irving (centre) puts the squeeze on a Collingwood runner as teammate Adrian Upward (left) gives chase. Rockridge won Thursday’s game 38-3 to earn a spot in the Lower Mainland final.

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in the third-place game. In AAA action Carson Graham, Argyle and Handsworth all picked up playoff wins last week to advance to the Lower Mainland semifinals. The semis will be played as a doubleheader Tuesday at Klahanie Park with Handsworth battling St. George’s at 4 p.m. followed by Carson Graham taking on Argyle at 5:30 p.m. The winners of these semifinal matchups will play for the AAA New Zealand Shield Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Brockton Oval. — Andy Prest

because they needed a receiver. He just said I was athletic so I could probably play or get some playing time and it started from there.” That year, Watt helped lead Windsor to the second of back-toback provincial AA titles. With only one season of high school ball under his belt Watt found himself thrown into the deep end when he went to Minot State in North Dakota to play alongside Windsor friend and teammate Gabe Ephard. A star running back for the Dukes, Ephard helped Watt score a spot in Minot. “We kind of went down as a package deal sort of thing — he said he wouldn’t come down unless I went down with him,” Watt said with a laugh. It was a daunting challenge for Watt. “It was a huge jump,” he said. “I’d never really played football. Even for a person who has consistently played football coming from high school and jumping to a university program is a huge jump.” Both Watt and Ephard soured on the experience of playing in small-town North Dakota and eventually they reunited at SFU. While the Minot experience was an eye opener, Watt said his jump to the pros will be even bigger. “I haven’t really set my goals too high,” he said. “I just want to show them what I can do and then just take it from there and see where they’ll put me.” Watt knows that in football there are no guarantees, even for third-round draft picks heading to last-place teams. “I’ve just got to catch every ball and come out every game, every practice and be consistent every time I step on the field,” he said. “If I’m constantly dropping balls they won’t hesitate to cut me, so if I can just catch every ball, run every route to my best ability, I don’t see why I wouldn’t make the team or have a long career in the CFL.”


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Lions Gate Hospital Foundation would like to thank everyone who helped to make our 10th Annual Wine and Culinary Gala our most successful to date! This unique event, which was held on Friday, May 7 at The Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, raised more than $560,000 in support of a new Mental Health and Addictions Centre at Lions Gate Hospital. Special thanks to our Gala committee, sponsors, auction donors and guests, without whom this successful fundraiser would not have been possible.

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DENNIS, MAY In loving memory of my dear wife, May Dennis. Who passed away on May 21 2007, To be forever with the Lord. Sadly missed by her Loving husband Lorne. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. - Revelation 21:4 I know there is a land of beautiful flowers, Where we will meet again when life is o’er, Where we will while away the endless hours, On Heaven’s bright eternal shore. On Heaven’s golden strand there’ll be no more dying, No chilling winds or tempest e’er will blow, It is a land of love and wondrous beauty, Where the fragrant flowers ever grow. I want to meet you by that beautiful river, On that eternal morning in the sky, Where we will live in peace through endless ages, Where we will never say good bye.

BRIGHTON, Richard ' Dick' Passed away peacefully at the age of 58 with a smile on his face, surrounded by family and friends. He is pre-deceased by his parents Mary and Leonard. Forever loved by his wife Cathy, daughters Cara and Laura, son Ben, sister Jenny, his dog Nelly, and the rest of his loving family and friends. He was born in Peterborough England and immigrated to Canada in 1973. He was known for his constant smile, eternal optimism and high E.Q. Over the past two years he showed us how the human spirit could defy medical expectations and despite his declining health and everyone’s disbelief, last September he did the Bowron Lakes trip with Cathy and good friends. He could always find humour in any situation and had an unwillingness to quit. As a professional engineer, he worked for BC Hydro for 35 years where he earned the respect of many colleagues and friends. Over the years, Dick enjoyed sailing, sheep dog trialling, family trips, running, camping and watching sports, especially Premier English soccer. We are blessed to have had him in our lives. When you think of Dick, smile. The service will take place on Saturday May 22nd at 2pm at the Boal Chapel. 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lion’s Gate Foundation, Parkinson’s Society or a charity of your choice.

When we are sad and lonely And everything goes wrong, We seem to hear you whisper, “Cheer up and carry on.” Each time we see your photo You seem to smile and say, “Don’t cry I’m only sleeping We’ll meet again someday.”

BROOKS - Joan Eileen Nov 16, 1919- May 9th-2010 It is with deep sadness, I announce the passing of our dear Mother and Grandmother, Joan Brooks on Mothers day 2010. Mum left us peacefully on that special day basked in glorious sunshine at L.G.H, myself and Andrea her Granddaughter at her side.Thank you to Don Pamplin for his prayers and concern, and thank you to the wonderful nurses and doctor at L.G.H. on 7E, who dealt with Mums passing with care and compassion. She leaves two great grandchildren, Chase & Ashlyn. Mum will always be missed for her unique personality, smile and love by all her family and friends.There will be a celebration of Mums life May 25th 2-3pm at Cedar Gardens, 1250 Cedar Village Close, N. Van. 778-340-5561. Those who would like to make a donation in Mums name, please do so to Cedar Gardens Lodge. With Appreciation ENNIST, Margaret Effie (White) Born on January 29th 1921, gently passed away on May 5th 2010. Margaret will always be alive in the happy memories of her family and friends. She will be remembered for her contagious smile and laughter. Predeceased by her loving son, Michael. Survived by her 2 daughters, Susan (Rusty), Maggie (Don), daughter in law, Violet, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to celebrate her life on Wednesday, May 19th 2010 at 2:00 at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver.

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


February 21, 1921 - May 8, 2010

Karen Isabell Bernice Turowski August 13, 1926 – May 16, 2009

One year has passed since that sad day when God took you home. It was his will that you suffer no more and within our hearts you live still, peacefully sleeping, resting at last. We will always love you and miss you. Love, your girls

November 3, 1925 - May 14, 2010

Mary Ellen Henrietta aged 84 years, passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital on Friday, May 14, 2010 with her children and family by her side. Born in Vancouver and predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Arthur. Survived by her children Martin (Candace Lind Bloomquist) of Sebastopol, CA; Stephen (Marianne) of Toronto, ON; and Paddy (Jim Rushton) of Prince Rupert, BC; her grandchildren Ellen and Robert Rushton, Cameron Jones and Diana Jones, her sisters Pat Sadler and Bettye Mills and by many nieces and nephews all of whom loved her dearly. Mary will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. She was predeceased by her daughter-in-law Janice Jones. Prayers will be held at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church at 599 Keith Rd. West Vancouver on Tuesday May 18th at 6:30pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the same church on Wednesday May 19th, 2010 at 11:00am, followed by a reception. Internment at Capilano View Cemetery at 2:00pm. Msgr. Gregory Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation Palliative Care Those wishing to forward their condolences by e-mail may send them from Hollyburn Funeral Home (604) 922-1221.

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Beauticians/ Barbers

Call 604-984-7630

ESTHETICIANS & HAIR STYLISTS Spa Utopia & Salon is now hiring Estheticians and Hair Stylists for our three locations. We offer commission plus hourly rates on services and retail commission. In addition, we offer performance based increases, advanced educational support and extended health care benefits. Please submit your resume to your choice of location; NORTH VANCOUVER FAX 604-980-3922 PAN PACIFIC FAX 604-641-1381 beverly.loewen@ LANGLEY FAX 604-533-8472


Career Opportunities

for financial

consultants. Make your mark at Churchill House Retirement Community in North Vancouver and enjoy the growth of a company committed to providing the best possible housing services for seniors. We are currently recruiting a motivated, enthusiastic and dependable individual to fill the following positions: Dining Room Supervisor: The ideal candidate will be able to lead a team of servers, possess great communication skills, and able to multitask. Food Safe Certification is required. Casual Kitchen Aides/Cooks/Servers: The ideal candidate will be personable, have a good work ethic and have the ability to follow department regulations and standards. Food Safe Certification, WHMIS, and a post-secondary cooking diploma are required. Interested candidates are requested to forward their cover letter and resume to: Sasha Stefanovic, Food Services Manager email: fax: 604 904-1191 We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those invited to an interview will be contacted.


Career Services/ Job Search

Medical Office Trainees Needed

Doctors & Hospitals need Medical Administrative & Medical Office Staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Training & Job Placement is also available. 1-888-748-4126



BECOME AN EVENT PLANNER with the IEWP (TM) online course. Start your own successful business. You’ll receive full-colour texts, DVD’s, assignments, and personal tutoring. FREE BROCHURE! 1-800-267-1829

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FOODSAFE 1 Day Courses #1 in BC • $66 • 604-272-7213 INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Train on Full-Size Excavators, Dozers, Graders, Loaders. Oil Field Tickets. Provincially Certified Instructors. Government Accredited. Job Placement assistance. 1-866-399-3853


Tutoring Services

15 YEARS EXP in Math & Stats tutoring with proven results. Tia 604-603-9612, 604-929-9612 CERTIFIED MATH TEACHER. Exp with senior math & calculus. Tutors all levels. 604-929-6262 PROVINCIAL EXAM PREP Higher mark guaranteed! Math/ Science. $55 / 2 hr. 604-375-7761 QUALIFIED TUTORS in your home $32/hr. All subjects. All levels. or call Angela at 604-421-6101 TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100

General Employment






Canada's largest financial planning firm is looking

113 – 255 West 1st Street North Vancouver, BC, V7M 3G8



Intensive paid training program and field development. Lauren Smylie: 604-986-1200 email resume: lauren.smylie


General Employment


F/t & p/t shifts available. Retirees Welcome No experience necessary! Starting Wages $9 +up! Please apply at the Shell Station, 13th & Marine Dr., West Van, Mon- Fri, 8am-6pm

Molly Maid

North & West Vancouver Mature f/t housecleaners required Mon to Fri, days. $11 to $16/hr. Valid BC drivers licence required. For interview. Call 604-987-4112


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


is looking to fill the following permanent position:

★ F/T Lot Attendant

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

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


Office Personnel

PERMANENT P/T MOA Needed for female GP’s office in West Van. Fax resume to 604-922-6535 before May 21st.


Teachers/ Instructors

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

Skip Tracers

required ( locating debtors in the USA). Must be good on the telephone & internet . Our Tracers earn $ 13.70 hr to start + bonus + benefits, Earn 35-50K/yr. No exp. Necessary. Will train suitable candidates. Email resume and cover letter to or call 604-484-6900 Detailed job info at THRIFT SHOP req. p/t employee to sort and price donations. Apply with resume & refs. to Box N1, c/o North Shore News, #100 - 126 E 15th St. North Van, BC V7L 2P9


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


Commercial Project Managers A medium sized BC based Mechanical company is accepting applications for Commercial Project Managers. The candidate will have 5 or more years managing full mechanical projects in the $1-5M range. Preference is given to candidates with Gold Seal Project Management Certification in the plumbing/mechanical field. Wages and benefits negotiated based on experience. Fax applications to 604-892-3070

Health Care

Resident Care Attendants

required to join Shylo Nursing and Home Healthcare’s enthusiastic team serving seniors on the North Shore. Good verbal and written English skills required; BCDL an asset. Please send a detailed resume with cover letter to Fax: 604-987-4027 or Email:



Hotel Restaurant


looking for Daytime / Night Time Cooks. Apprenticeships and benefits available. Competitive wages. Kind, intelligent and efficient are the qualities that we are looking for! Please apply in person at the Bistro, 4390 Gallant Ave. Deep Cove

Field Superintendents

A medium sized BC based Mechanical company is accepting applications for Field Superintendents. The candidates will have 7 or more yrs managing mechanical projects in the $1-5M range with a variety of technical applications. The applicant must have Red Seal journeyman ticket and B fitters license with preference given to Gold Seal certification. Wages and benefits negotiated based on experience. Fax applications to 604-892-3070 N. SHORE Plumbing Co. req Journeyman Plumber/Gas Fitter (4 year apprentice min). Great pay/benefits. Call 604-219-0257. PARTS MANAGER REQUIRED for busy Ford dealership. Previous management/ADP experience required. Exceptional remuneration/commission. Pension/company benefits. Email resume to: or Fax (867) 920-9202. Yellowknife


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





Interwest Restaurants Operating as Wendy’s Restaurants 1488 Main St, North Van


FULL TIME / SHIFT WORK 10 Positions Available $10.31 per hour + benefits Fax: 604-986-1769 Email: Or apply in person.

WATER SERVICE TECHNICIAN Full Time positions available. Customer Service Skills, knowledge of commercial and residential water filtration, knowledge of Lower Mainland road system, clean Drivers License and Bondable, ability to drive standard vehicle. Salary will vary as per skills. Fax resume: 604-986-3969


Work Wanted

ESTATE MANAGER for hire. Live-in. I do everything including Caregiving! 1-541-252-1732.

4 DINING room chairs, solid wood, $60 for all, large desk, 6 drawers $150; 604-984-9227 BROWN SOFA 83 inch, 4mos old never used, cost $650 sell $300 incl 5 yr warranty 604-986-5746 KRUG CHAIRS (5), exc cond, $450/all. Armchair, antique, newly upholstered, wood detail, $350. Ladies Victorian chair, blue velvet $350. English brass chandelier $50. All circa 1920’s. Pedestal table, $100. Call 604-926-3603 LAZY BOY rocker recliner, like new; brown $349. loveseat, small apt sz perfect, Retro-European side arms lift to fit 3. Rose/velvet, $229. Dresser, nite stand, headboard, white colonial w/gold trim $139. All must go, open to offers. 604-929-6061

Check us out!

LEATHER SOFA wht $200, wood kitchen table 4 chairs $300, blk leather recliner/ottoman $250, flexsteel chaise $500. 778-862-8902

1825 Lonsdale Ave., N.Van


LOVESEAT BLUE/GREEN pattern $100. Two occasional chairs $150/pair. 604-988-5458

LIKE NEW! Fridge $300, stove $250, washer $299, dryer $200. Warranty & deliv. 604-306-5134

LOVESEAT + COUCH. Perfect condition. Trendy green/gold, $1200 . Call 604-987-7899

MICROWAVE ABOVE the range confection oven, good cond. $90, black, 604-980-4457

MUST MOVE! lovely teak furniture & 2 teak wall units, open to any reasonable offers. Peter 604-786-9897

✔ Top quality rebuilt appliances ✔ 1 year warranty/all appliances ✔ Sales, parts, repairs & bags


For Sale Miscellaneous

AQUARIUM, 55 US gallon, Fluval 205, black wooden cabinet, all accessories + beautiful selection of fish $500. 604-929-3503 BATHTUB, CLAWFOOT - white cast iron, original cond. luxurious, no flaws. $700. 604-921-1152 CANOE GOOD cond $800, Dishwasher like new $250, Hospital bed table $100, Queen Sz Foam Mattress $100 604-929-3535 MY MUSIC LIBRARY of 1500 cassette tapes $5200. Some rare tapes included 778-868-9235 QUILTERS, SEWERS, Knitters Bernina, Artista 200 sewing machine & all accessories + all quilting, crochet & knitting supplies. 604-929-3503

QN BDRM set w/mattress, King bed & mattress, single mattress, sofa, love seat, 604-922-3499 RELOCATING - Top quality queen mattress, boxspring & frame, headboard, s/tables & bedding $450. 4 chair dining suite $120, coffee table $30, desk $15, stereo/cd $20. 604-926-9980 ROCHE BOBOIS blk lacquer bdrm ste 2 end tbls, 1 lrg armoir, 1 lrg 6 dwr dresser w/mirror, a bargain at $1500, solid sq marble coffee table $500, patio set 1 lrg oval tbl, 6 chairs w/cushions, 2 chaise lounges + side tbl, take it away for $500. All high end furn, must be sold. 604-925-4634 RUBBERWOOD (SOLID) buffet server, drk brown, flawless, wine rack, 2drwrs, $300 604-988-2374 SOFA, loveseat, chair, black fabric. Matching coffee table & end tables. Armoire. 604-983-0303

CHILDREN Childcare Available


* * BOOK NOW!! * * An overseas live-in Nanny for 2010 placement. 604-682-4688


Daycare Centres

ELLA CHILDRENS CENTRE Licensed toddler program FT space available 604-985-3552 ★Mountains of Fun Daycare★ 1 space avail ★ 604-728-7757


Daycare Centres

New Toddler Program Sept 2010. Spaces avail now for 30mos - 5 yrs ★604-929-5799★ TEMPE TOTS DAYCARE Opened in 1987. All day Preschool offering swimming, music, snacks, full or part time. 2.5 yrs - 6 yrs. In Tempe Heights, Off 29th, between Lonsdale/William. Jane & Pam 604-985-3783


Beauty Services

SHADES BRIGHTER Teeth Whitening In your home or Our Salon 20 mins

Guaranteed 2 shades whiter

604-928-6769 A busy Italian deli in Edgemont Village hiring P/T counter person, hours 11:00am - 3:00pm, Tues. to Sat. Customer service & cash experience preferred + full command of English. Please drop off resume at 3055 Highland Blvd.



Elder Services

ABSOLUTE CARE SERVICES Professionally screened Nannies & Caregivers. pt/ft 604-983-8407

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Q. A.

As adult children of aging parents, how can we find out what our financial obligations are to our parents? The NS Caregiver Support Program is offering a workshop with Clarissa P. Green called “Mid-life Siblings and Money Dynamics”. Examine common dilemmas among midlife siblings and explore ways to have healthy conversations about money with parents, brothers and sisters. Workshop will be held Saturday, June 5th 10am to 4pm with a follow up class Wednesday, June 16th from 7:30 – 9:30pm. Cost is $45. Call Helen at 604-982-3313 for more information or to register.

Seniors’ One-Stop Information Line 604-983-3303 or 604-925-7474 North Shore Community Resources

Sunday, May 16, 2010 – North Shore News – A41


North Vancouver 99- MOVING Garage & Moving Sale, 9am-1pm Sunday 16th, 2595 Panorama Dr

West Vancouver 91- SALE SUNDAY May 16 10-4 Many Personal & Household items 5220/ 5215 Keith Rd



Garage Sale


27'TV, CITIZEN, VCR, black stand, 4 yrs old. You pick up. 604-913-1542




LAB X Golden Retriever vet checked 1st chots 8 wks, ready to go, yellow $450. 604-997-5504


ADORABLE KITTENS, orange tabby M, calico F, only 4 left ready to go! $75 1-604-823-2183 CATS. Fixed - male and female rescued cats. Free to good, n/s indoor homes only. 604-513-9310



AUSSIE PUPS. Ten to choose from. Ready to go the first weekend in June. Tails & claws done. Both parents available to view. $700 - $1000/ea. 604-607-7372

COLOURED 6' & smaller Landscaped rocks/ Pebbles. Also have Bubble Wrap; lots to go. Call for details 604-929-5977

LAB X PUPPIES Purebred lab mother. Adorable mix of 12 males/females ready to go home! DOB 03/21. 3 black/ brown, 9 all black. Excellent with children; farm raised. $450. Langley: Call 604-807-3653 SHARPEI IN Coquitlam is looking for good home, very healthy and great with people. Must go through Sharpei rescue for an application.

LABS YELLOW PB vet chkd, 1st shots, dewormed, fam raised, May 30. $550. 604-537-5063

DW, MAYTAG good cond. free you p/u, 604-341-7520 UPRIGHT FREEZER, excellent condition. Free You pick-up 604-926-0642 WHITE shower enclosure comes with round door, excellent cond. you pick-up. 604-925-0661



SHAW MOTOROLA HD PVR digital terminal with 160 GB hard drive. Can record 2 programs at the same time. $250. For more info 604-988-4995


AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE Pups Non-shedding mediums, parents 27lbs, spayed/neutered, 1st shots, reg. w/ ALAA, $2500 1-250-494-3107 Summerland

Wanted to Buy

Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530 WANTED: PRE 1950’s railroad, steamship- line items. Toys, tools, post cards, antique fire arms, Militaria, automoblia, anything collectibles. 604-313-5479


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

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

LAB PUPS, yellow, m/f, 1st shots, dewormed, vet checked, $500. Call 604-701-1587

SHIH TZU BIJON pups, 1st shots, dewormed, ready, family raised, non shed, $575 firm. 588-5195

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From the City to the Valley Call Today

DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy profitable career as a professional certified dog trainer. PCTIA Government registered program in Vancouver DogStars Professional Dog Trainers School now accepting registration for Fall 2010 & Spring 2011. Phone: 604-878-STAR (7827)Web:


Pet Services

PET SITTER &/or dog walker, Bonded, passionate about animals, exp’d, refs 604-984-7373

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

Registered (Female $695 - Male $795)

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! 604-630-3300



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

SHEPHERD X Rotti x Bernese Mnt sheep dog x Arctic Wolf, 6 females 2 males. Some with blue eye, shots & dewormed $500 ea. Ready June 4. Ph 604-309-2966


RARE! CHOCOLATE, Blue, red, cream & brindle. French Bulldogs, Reserve now! 604-802-6934






Okanagan/ Interior

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


Sunshine Coast

WATERFRONT CABIN 3 BR on Sakinaw Lake, Pender Harbor. Large deck, dock, use of canoe, June, July , Aug. 1-604-859-0292

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Aries March 21 - April 19: Settle into a few days of rest Sunday to noon Tuesday. Soon, you’re going to be very busy. Woo no one Sunday/Monday – love affairs started then would be short and disappointing, or long and disappointing. Romance is the main theme Tuesday eve to Thursday – and it’s complex! Illusion runs everywhere, almost like an elf; but clear, sober sight alternates. Stick with the latter. The same applies to creative and speculative ventures. Thursday night begins four weeks of travel, paperwork, details, calls, casual contacts and siblings. It starts with a major decision about work, duties.

Cancer June 21-July 22: This is a week of choices, of opposite extremes, and an attempt to reconcile or bring together competing people or ideas. The “poles” involve communications, relationships, ethics, ideas and philosophical (or religious) convictions, law, education or travel. E.g., do you travel to the next town, or to Africa? Attend college or night school? Remain “just friends” or get married? Both choices are valid. But: don’t fall in love before Tuesday dawn, and don’t fall for sexual illusion mid-week. The “casual” breeds partnership; the long, elevated, legal, international point to work luck.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Mysteries & dark attractions give way to understanding and the light of love Thursday night onward. Don’t chase love Sunday to Wednesday: a long-term disappointment lurks. If you break up Wednesday, consider yourself lucky. Despite these dire words, mid-week finds you actually happy, flirtatious, optimistic and social! (Just forget infatuation.) Sink into rest, solitude and contemplation Thursday night to Saturday: a month of mental expansion, travel, new love and intellectual joy is just beginning. You attract attention, glances Saturday night. But hesitate about love, two more days.

Taurus April 20-May 20: Travel, paperwork, details and casual communications are slated Sunday to Tuesday. Speak carefully – beware of promising something that you have doubts about. Your money interests meet two barriers: one relates to romance, kids, home and family; the other to outside interests, friends, social factors. As the week ages, you might discern that the real problem is not money, but home versus the outside world, kids versus friends, romance versus flirtations, career. Success is yours if you combine them. Rest mid-week. Romance, pleasure bless you Friday/Saturday. A money phase begins!

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Keep working hard through Thursday –you could take one last big step in ambitious regions Tuesday to Thursday. (Before Tuesday, work quietly, with naps.) You’ve been somewhat suspicious of others, particularly of potential (or actual) partners for over a decade. This trend will fade away after 2011, but for now – this week – be neither suspicious nor gullible, especially Wednesday. All week, financial decisions and choices face you. Choose a long-term outlook, investing, net worth, over “quick money” or mere spending. A month of flirtations, popularity and fun begins Friday!

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: What had been opportunity turns, late week, into a month of commitment. You’ll either grab an opportunity in a way that binds you, or walk away to seek change. Either works, so follow your instincts. This entire week (and May 23) is filled with choices between competing roads, people, forces. Until Wednesday eve, much of this involves sex, finances, health or commitment. Thursday onward, the choices are “lighter” – friends or a lover, a present indulgence or plan for the future? A casual relationship or a profound one? Lover, indulgence, profundity are lucky – to a degree.

Gemini May 21-June 20: Through Thursday, you remain sequestered, tired, contemplative, quiet. But a month of such is ending. Thursday eve into the weekend you can courageously end a situation, relationship or task/burden. This will be followed by a true surge of energy, optimism and effectiveness. This upsurge might not arrive until May 23, because you struggle all this week, right into Saturday night, with a tug-o-war between home-domestic-property-securitykid-related urges and demands, and those calling you away from home, to career, prestige and ambition projects. Maybe this relates to ending something!

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Mellow times draw to a close. Still, you’ll like this week. Sunday to noon Tuesday brings popularity, entertainment, flirtations, optimism about your future (and it’s justified!). Retreat, rest, contemplate and plan mid-week. Scan the horizon to study barriers and how to overcome them. Your energy and charisma rise Thursday night, just as a month of career, ambition, prestige relations and status situations enters. (VIPs favour you to Wednesday.) This week holds both opportunities and challenges in relationships, negotiations and dealings with strangers. You meet someone cheerful.

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: At last, a month of hard work, boredom and health concerns ends (well, by Thursday night) – the fresh breeze of opportunity enters! Expect relationship excitement, new vistas & people, contracts & agreements, the possibility of relocation. But this week confronts you with a series of serious choices. Though others have treated you affectionately for the last few weeks, now you have to choose (Sunday/Monday) between affection (relationships generally) and ambition. Then, Tuesday/Wednesday, between affection and security or family. Then, late week, between ambition and home. Ah, well.

May 16 - 22 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A romantic, creative, pleasurable, sports-filled or beauty-oriented phase yields to a month of hard work and health concerns by Thursday night. But a streak of those good things will last into mid-June. (Best if romance, as the planet causing it is Venus.) Relationships, opportunities and fresh vistas confront you Sunday to Tuesday, but results are mixed. Romance with someone you met (or meet) in a group can succeed, so do casual Starbuckstype friendships and intellectual or legal affairs. But forget co-worker romance, and money’s deceptive. Mysteries mid-week. Gentle love late week! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: You’re still “confined” to home, domestic and security concerns until Thursday night. Then a month of pleasure, romance, creativity and “winning” arrives! But somehow it comes about through a deep change you make, or it accompanies this change. The smaller the change, perhaps the less of a bang this lucky month ahead will make. (I could be wrong.) The whole week presents a series of challenges or choices. Romance won’t partner with sex, creativity won’t co-operate with money, Sunday to Wednesday. DO NOT begin a love these few days. Late week, money choices. But happiness looms! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Though the weeks ahead bring a slow-down, that’s actually good news, because it ends a rather wasteful spinning of your wheels. A travel, paperwork and errand-filled trend ends Thursday night, and a quiet, deep, meaningful few weeks begin. This week presents many choices. You might face the prospect of ending or deepening a relationship early week: the outcomes are, oddly, so similar that I have no advice except this: don’t start a new love (or any) relationship before Thursday. This night to Saturday brings relationship excitement, new horizons: quiet, sober, secure ones. Hmmm. • Reading: 416-686-5014

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Mobile Homes

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Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

1 & 2 br, large, bright, Central Lonsdale, $900 & up, heat h/w, incl. updated. Now 604-986-6266 1 BDRM, $900 Central Lonsdale 800sf, n/p 604-988-3227 1 BDRM, Central Lonsdale, 3rd floor, north facing, h/w flrs, heat and hot water incl, no pets, $950, avail now. Dodwell Strata Mgt. 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264 1 BR, 120 W19, approx 650sf, hardwood, heat/hw incl, new reno 1yr lease, np $960. 604-683-1089 1 BR 2/St Andrews, reno, large quiet, $895 incl heat hw & prkg, np, avail June 1, 604-984-2148 1 BR $950, Jun 1/July 1, reno’d, quiet bldg secure prkg, 140 W 17th. 604-990-8262/ 985-1658 1 BR , Deep Cove, Exec, 2 level, top floor, insuite w/d, ug prkg. N/s, n/p. June 1, $1350. 604-985-9184 1 BR + Den, 735sf,The Pier, prkg, ss appl, w/d heat, ac, incl’d $1495 n/p, n/s, Refs 604-984-9394

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North Van Apt. Rentals


1320 CHESTERFIELD AVE. 908-7368, 1 BR, 7 appls, balc, prkg, pet ok, lease, $1300

2 BR + den/storage, Woodcroft, corner unit, mtn & parital Lions Gate view, $1650 incl util + 1 prkg avail now, ns np 778-829-5504

1730 Chesterfield 1br, top flr. skylights, Jun 1, balc. dw, hw incl, ug prkg avail, 604-987-5841 2 BDRM condo, NEW, 2 ba, main flr, beside L.Valley Mall, great yd, granite, SS appl, w/d,fp, u/g prkg/ stor avail, fitness ctr, guest ste, n/s, $1699, June 1, 604-834-2993

1 BR, Lower Lonsdale, 4th & St Georges, 600+ sf, hardwood/tiles, suit 1, ns np, $900 incl utils & ldry. June 1 or earlier 604-986-1235

3 BR, Lynn Valley, updated, deck, hardwood, cat ok, $1500. June 1. 604-925-8824

777 W. Queens Rd. 1, 2, & 3 BR units $1150 to $2000. Weekdays 604-990-2971 or Weekends 604-985-2876.

2 BR, W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pets, Avail Now, refs req. 604-738-7430,

2 br 2 bath Touchstone South west corner deck Evening Sun! Some View SS appls, carpet$1795 2 bd 2 bath updates Time Building, flat screens built in’s computer desk, extra closets, white cabinetry light maple hdwd floor. A wonderful view! $1850 Diana Royal LePage NS 604-657-4508/926-6011

2BR 1,550/M Corner Hollyburn Woodcroft 2bath Heat H/W incld. Available May 15, 604-767-1419

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Public Information Meeting A development is being proposed for 2110 Old Dollarton Road. You are invited to a meeting to discuss the project. Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010 Time: 6.30 PM Location: Lions Gate Christian Academy, 420 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver The applicant (Dollarton Holdings Inc.) proposes to develop a site located at 2110 Old Dollarton Rd to create 18 residential and two commercial units.15 residential units will be one bedroom plus den and 3 residential units will be one bedroom. One commercial space is intended for a convenience store and the smaller commercial unit will be designated for public oriented service.





2 BR+DEN, 2 bath, Vista d/t view free i/net/hdtv 1 yr, gym, nr shops, $2100, ns, np. 604-986-6167

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

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★ A QUIET BUILDING★ 2 br. 2 full bath, 1200sf, ground flr. (no cat, no dog) immed/June 1. $1425. 1 br 3rd(top) flr. faces north, 775sf, (cat ok) $935. Carpets, drapes, heat, hw. Gated prkg avail Pet policy ★604-986-7745★

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North Van Apt. Rentals

3 BR, 1 mile E 2nd Narrows, now, hardwood, incl heat/hw, pool, np, $1200. 604-929-0632.. 929-1389

2 BR, h/w flrs, Central Lonsdale. balcs, adult bldg, June 1. Incl heat/h/w. $1200 Ron 604-922-6336

2 BR. 2 bath, wd, Garden Ave & Marine Dr. prkg, np, $1600, now 778-862-4729..778-227-4729

Apartments & Condos


2 BR, family complex, 1 bath, rec fac. pool, wd, Westview, 2 prkg, ns np $1380 Jun 1, 604-921-4384

2 BR, 2 bath bright, spac, Touchstone Bldg, 3rd flr, view, wd, prkg, gym, storage, ns, np, immed, 1 yr lease, $1750+utils, 604-985-5778

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


North Van Apt. Rentals

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

1 studio. THE HILLRIDGE 170 E. Keith Rd clean, quiet, concrete Heat h/w incl. np ns 985-8405

1 Br June 1, large corner, $865, 2 Br June 1, large corner $1010. Quiet, drapes, heat incl, gated prkg. no pets. Walk to seabus. 1 yr lease, 163 W 5. 604-980-7501

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1 Brs, Large, $815 & $865. Quiet. drapes. heat incl. gated or free prkg, no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E 2, 604-904-0956

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The meeting is held by the Dollarton Holdings Inc. in compliance with District of North Vancouver Council policy. The applicant will present details of the proposal and will discuss any concerns residents may have. Information packages have been distributed to residents in the vicinity of the site. If you would like to receive a copy or would like more information, contact Timothy Motyka at or Doug Allan of the District Planning Department at 604 990 2357, or bring your questions and comments to the meeting. THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC HEARING. Council will receive a report from staff on issues raised at the meeting and will formally consider the proposal at a later date.

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North Van Apt. Rentals

Bach, 1 & 2 br some newly reno, w/hardwood & blinds, balc. storage, heat, hw prkg, cat ok, June 1, $800 - $1200, 604-729-2420 (312 E 1 & 161 W ) 778-855-2420 (280 E 2) 778-863-3098 (328 E 3)

BACH $770, 2 BR Large $1280, bright corner units, quiet bldg. incl heat, prkg/storage, balc, np, ns, 118 W 18, 604-788-4349 BACHELOR STE, 18th flr, view, new h/w floors, Marine/Cap Dr., heat, ht/wtr, prkg, stor incl, pet ok, now/June 1, $869. 604-928-5234 Beautiful Large Suites 2 Bdrms from $1310 avail now & June 1. 3 Bdrms, d/w $1700, June 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. Balcony. 1 yr lease 604-986-3866

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

CENTRAL LONSDALE - 1BR $925. Heat, hot water & laundry included. 1yr lease, no dogs. 604-990-2971. 1 JR 1 BR $780 incl heat/hw west balcony, bright clean, 15th & Lonsdale, ns np. 604-323-4467

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Bach - $875, 1 BR - $1150 Avail now. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls. Call 604-986-3356 LE CHATEAU, 1110 E 27th, Lynn Valley 2 Br large $1300up, 1br $995, np, ns, 604-980-9219 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 3 BR, 2 BR June 1, 1 br May 15 or June 1. . Near Lynn Valley Mall... 604-988-3828


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West Van Apt. Rentals

NORTH VAN, close to all amens, large 1 br apt., June 1, suit 1 quiet adult ns, $740 incls heat & h/w. no pets, 604-294-4502 PARKRIDGE PLACE June 1 2 Br $1260 incl heat/hw, ns/np. yr lease. 120 E Keith. 604-984-7513

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

RAVENWOODS, 1 br +den, all appls, ns, np, 1prkg/storage, avail immed. $1280, 604-351-7275

RAVENWOODS 2 br,2 bath, 4th flr crnr, as new, best view, lrg deck, smdog ok, no cat,Jun 1st/ 15 $1,800inc refs 604-929-2188 WOODCROFT- STUDIO PATIO, newer paint & carpet, rec facil, n/s prkg, n/p, $740 incl 778-865-7455


West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR+den, New Condo 1 ba, Horseshoe Bay h/wd, ac, own wd, quiet, ns, pet neg. 604-925-5105 2 BDRM garden suite in home nr Caulfeild, 6 appls, ns np $1095 all inclusive avail now 604-980-4296

2 BR Ambleside, spacious, insuite w/d, np ns, prkg, avail now, 1 yr lease neg 604-922-4138


Duplexes - Rent

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

2025 BELLEVUE AVE. 2br unit, mountain view, cats ok, senior discounts. 604-913-0734. A WATERFRONT 'SEASTRAND' 1 Br, $1300 incl prkg, heat, laundry, cable, pool, n/s, no pets. Avail July 1st. 604-921-9983 DUNDARAVE WATERFRONT, studio + solarium, 180° ocean view, $1850 incl, 604-721-7484 Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach pool rec room, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287 PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, np, ns Avail now. By appt. 604-921-7800 AMBLESIDE TOWER Studio & 1 BR avail. Excellent views, rents incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms on premises. Walk to beach & shops. 1552 Esquimalt 604-922-8443

2 BR bright upper duplex, all newly decorated, sundeck, fp, view, large kitchen, all appls, no pets $1325 incl utils. Lower Lonsdale, June 1, 604-926-9965 HORSESHOE BAY, 3 BR, newly painted, 2½ bath, rec room plus granny suite, $2500. N/S Avail Immed. ★604-921-8696★


Furnished Accommodation

1 BR apt, big living & bath room, equip’d, hi-spd/cable, ns cat ok, nr seabus, $1100. 604-724-7585 2 BR, 2 bath, 1,000 sf, furn incl linens, hotel alternative brand new, VISTA, no one below, cbl, i/net $3,000 lease short/long term, pet neg, n/s 604-417-5348


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

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

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

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MOVE IN ALLOWANCE, Lrg Bach avail June 1, Rent $950 Move In Allowance, Incls H & HW. Cable/prking extra. NS & NP To view call (604) 985-4272

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A SHORT STAY. Renos, relatives, execs, etc. 604-987-2691

Furnished 2 br suite $1700 inclusive of everything ns, no pets, 604-988-6082 QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites



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Houses - Rent

2 BR, 1 bath Westview area, workshop, basment, f/p, w/d, fenced, $2150, n/s, pet neg, 604-813-7048 3 BR Central Lonsdale, main flr, clean, bright, 4 appls, 2 prkgs, ns np $1325 + utils. 604-813-7312


Houses - Rent

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

3 BR up, 1 down, 3 level W. Van. 3.5 bath, view, 3 fp, decks, $5300, ns, pet ? 604-921-5933.603-4033

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

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

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

4 BR 1.5 bath, Lynn Valley area, newer appls & paint, $2000+ utils, small pet ok, ns. Short or long term, avail now, 604-728-1782 4 BR, 3 ba, 2520sf, 600sf deck, nr Princess Park, all appl, n/s n/p, immed $3350. Joe 604-720-8386 AWESOME VIEWS toward Bowen Isl. 5-6 BR. new home, 5 mins north of Horseshoe Bay, furn or unfurn, top quality throughout, mega private, avail now, $5985 neg. 604-913-1115 DEEP COVE, character home, view, 3 br + den, 2 bth, $2200 +util ns np. 604-929-4110 eves 7-9 A 1 Sea View Bungalow in WV cul de sac, suit couple. Work from home! 1 level, 2 bd 2 bth dble carport, low maint. $2595/ Grand Blvd Hwd, Fresh Paint Ensuite bth Master Bedroom Large deck lane access with fenced yard. 3 bd 3 bth rec room, good storage $2795/ Lovely Updated Calverhall 3 bd den, 2 bth, Waterfall! Lots of light, hwd, beautiful kitchen Solarium family area ss appls Single garage, fenced $2995/ 11 Beach Drive Furry Creek End Unit, Waterfront, Olivers Landing Townhome 2300’ Adult Orientated but kids welcome! 3 bd 3 bth den VIEWS $2995/ Furnished Glenmore Digs 1 year lease Close to Collingwood School. Plan now and take your summer holidays. Available Sept. 3 bd den/recroom, 3 bth $3495/ Love Architecture! Arthur Erickson, New hwd, updated bths kitchen, Open plan Hi ceilings 3 bd den, Shows beautifully. Eagles Soar Sea views! Sunsets! $4495/ Walk to Caulfeild Elementary from 5 bd 4 bth 2 level Old English Style Property. South facing back, fenced, family room on main flr, hwd $4495/ Lovely Tudor Lower Caulfeild Fenced backs on Greenbelt Very private yard. Hwd, Updates thru, 5 bd 4 bth kitchen/baths! 3 level, recroom, good storage $4995/ Furnished & All Decked Out! West Bay. Pet ok Invisible Fencing, SS appls, granite, superb spaces, 3 bd den/ recroom, hot tub wineroom, garage, Updated! All in $5495/ A 1 Accommodation 7 bd 5 bth, granite, ss appls, 5 fps, Designer kitchen with island deluxe bths 5400’, Eagle Harbour / Rockridge Schools, South facing back. Fenced, Koi Pond, beautiful landscape! $5495/ Kristin Mander 604-671-6175 Diana Mander 604-657-4508 Royal LePage Northshore

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CHELSEA CRT, W. Van newer 6 br, 6 bath, dbl garage $5600. Aug 1. 604-925-8824 FURN EXEC house, Cedardale, 4 BR, 3.5 ba, l/r, d/r, kitch/fam, TV room, ns, tennis & pool, 1 yr lease, July 1, $4800. 604-926-6031



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


Office/Retail Rent

1500 SQFT Eco/office, view, Lonsdale area FN LAND/2 prv office/sec/yard 778-233-6764 North Van Business Centre Private offices, business services 604-986-1500



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


OFFICE SPACE in an excellent location. Next to Park Royal. W. Van. 450 or 900 sqft. 604-926-7542



JUNE 1, large bright furnished bed sitting room in home near Lynn Valley Centre, Private bath, share kitchen & laundry, suit quiet n/s female. $525 incl’s cable/net. Call 604-986-5023 SMALL ROOM in bsmt, all incl’d, nr bus lower Lonsdale, student only, $500. ns, np, 604-988-4026


Shared Accommodation

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


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1 BR in spacious home for n/s female. Furn or unfurn, internet, w/d, $495 incl. 604-980-2106 WESTLYNN FURN bdrm, tv, lounge, kit & i/net, np ns working male or student $795 604-987-2691

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Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM bsmt, like new, bright, Central Lonsdale, suits 1, n/s, n/p, $850/mo. incl utils. avail June 1, 604-987-8658 or 604-841-5756 1 BDRM large, bright, w/d, $980 incl util & cable (hi-spd net avail), June 1, n/p, n/p, 604-985-7769 1 BDRM Upper Lonsdale, lrge bsmt ste in new home, prvte entry, full bath, f/p, utils, n/s, n/p, $900, 604-980-9725 1 BR $845 +1/3 utilities Central Lonsdale, bsmt apt, 800 sq ft, own w/d, wifi, cable, n/p 604-986-9523

1 BR bsmt, share wd, own prkg, bright, upper Lonsdale, suit 1 ns, np, $1000 incls all. 604-202-1713 1 BR +den garden suite, 1000sf, lower Lonsdale, priv. entry & yard, full kitchen, bath, dw, wd, gas fp, ns np, 1200 incl utils, avail now or June 1, 604-990-6730 1 BR garden level, 900sf, semi furn, brick patio, incld utils, cable, net, new appls, hd tv, avail now, ns, pet ?, $1250, 604-988-9234 1 BR garden suite, W. Van, Lower B.P. $825 incl.utils n/s n/p, Available Immediately 604-922-7345 1 BR, large & new, bright, featuring lots of stone work, gas stove, gas f/p, w/d, lg landscaped & fenced rear yard, located on a quiet cresent in Lynn Valley, $1600 inclds utils. 604-306-2732 1 BR, Seymour, Bright above ground, fire place, bath, prkg, nr bus, np, ns, $825, 604-913-3109 1 BR suite, 2nd flr of house, view, garden, laundry, quiet street. June 1, short term rental (month) $950. 604-980-0451 1 BRD, garden suite, suit 1mature person, non smoker, n/p, Seymor area, $800 incl’s utils & cable, nr bus. 604-722-8978 1 BR+DEN bright spacious bsmt suite, w/d, ns, Grouse Woods nr bus, $1200, Now 604-924-9910 1 BR+DEN, Edgemont, 1100sf, gas fp, ns, np, $1100 incls. Suit quiet couple Jun 1, 604-985-3289 1 BR+DEN, new, 1.5 bath, central Lonsdale, wd, ns, np, now, $1250 incl cable/net, 604-649-6416

1BR UPPER LONSDALE Grnd Level, w/ appl, w/d, $1100 incl utils, Cable, NS, NP 604 984 6680 2 BDRM bsmt ste, w/d, d/w, priv entry, Dundarave, NS NP, Avail Now, $1200 Call 604-616-9674


Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR ground level upper Lynn Valley, 6 appls. now, $1050+30% hydro. np, ns. 604-988-0451 2 BR groung level, share wd, new reno, quiet, prkg, fp, np, ns $1200+util. Now. 604-980-9630

2006 LEXUS IS 250 AWD. Reg price $32,980/ SALE PRICE $30,980

3 BR, central Lonsdale, alarm, own entry, 2 bath, $2000 + utils, Main Floor, Avail now. Near Ammends 604-720-7649

2009 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID Only 45,000kms, factory warranty remaining. Reg price $22,980. SALE PRICE $20,500

3BR, 1.5 bath top flr, views, Upper Lonsdale, wd, dw, huge deck, immac, quiet owner lives downstairs. ns, np, $1850 incl Avail July 1st. 604-760-6806

2008 HONDA CIVIC 2DR COUPE Nice rims, low kms $16,980

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

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2008 DODGE AVENGER S Auto, a/c, clean U4495 $12,999

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2009 TOYOTA COROLLA CE 5 spd, priced right! U4497. Was $14,999 NOW $12,999

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

2007 VOLVO C70 Get ready for summer, U4534 NOW $38,888

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

2007 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER Auto, a/c, roof rack, running boards, black, local, 85,000kms, U5370. Was $26,995 NOW $25,995

2007 BMW X5 Fully equipped, only 34,000kms, U4519 NOW $50,999

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2007 TOYOTA YARIS HB 3 dr, blue, auto, one owner, local, only 18,464kms, U5372 SALE PRICE $12,495

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

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2006 LEXUS RX 400H Only 58,000kms, local $36,990

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

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

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2004 ACURA EL Fully loaded, Aero kit, silver on black $12,990

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Sports & Imports


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Painting and Wallpaper Interior/Exterior • Fully Insured

Prune. Free Est. 604-765-4922


& 8185 Moving Storage AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

1, 3, 5 or 7 Ton



From Been in business for over 10 years Packing, Office & Piano moving specialist


Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Moves Seniors Discount

High end workmanship Award winning homes Call Anthony, 604-836-9847

Colourwise ™

Professional Painting Bldg & Deck Repair & Maint 30 yrs exp. Insured & bonded Visa, Mastercard, Interac Jim 778-232-4063


Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS


JB’s PAINTING • From $99 per room • Professional • Reliable • Licensed & Insured • North Shore co. est. 2001


EAGLE EYE Soar with the best It’s your move 778-883-2538

POINT GREY PAINTING LTD Int/Ext - Quality Guaranteed - WCB Free Est * Insured Early Bird Discounts 604-725-0908

MOVING? Local • Long Distance Free estimates 604-318-7799



POPEYE’S MOVING Scott 604-377-2503


Oil Tank Removal



Garden Services

No Hassle Quick Work Insured/WCB


M. GILL Gardening - Lawn care. Com & Residential, Power raking, Fertilize, Weed Hedge Trims,

604-926-1526 604-726-9153


The Quality You Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ EXCELLENT PRICES ★ Free Est./Written Guarantee


10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005

T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117

Call Jungle George




“The Grass is Greener”

Painting/ Wallpaper



BILLY’S STONEWORK specializing in retaining walls, staircasing & paving stones. 778-866-8569

CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101 DD HAUL & DELIVERY Service delivered with pride. Loads from $30 each. David 604-512-7471


S & W GARDENING SERVICE Comm/res maint, clean-up. Japanese Gardener 604.986.0059

Call Sukh

ALL IN ONE Home Makeover Power Washing, Roof moss removal, etc. 778-554-7550

8142 Full Seamless Gutter Installation/Repairs Soffits All jobs Guaranteed. Fully insured/WCB covered Will beat any competitors price

No Job Too Small or Big For Our Boots


Experienced, Professional Detection & Removal of Underground Oil Tanks. Quality Guaranteed. Competitive Prices.

778-223-8265 STORMWORKS Oil Tank Removal Recommended Insured Reasonable Rates 604-724-3670

WESTCOAST TANK RECOVERY Underground Oil Tank Detection, Removal & Site Remediations. 15% off May & June 604-628-8786 TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Specialists Tanks - pumped, filled, removed res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234

★Residential/ Commercial/ Strata ★Interior and Exterior ★Competative Rates ★Free Estimate 778-316-9939; 604-715-9551

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room $167. Int-ext, full WCB. 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451 AFFORDABLE QUALITY PAINTING. Tidy, honest. 19 yrs North Shore. John 604-980-5454 ALL-WAYS PAINTING Professional quality with competitive pricing 604-985-0402 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 GOOD NEIGHBOUR Fencing & Decking Gates, arbours, repairs. We have reclaimed cedar 604-987-4522 PAINTING BY BENJAMIN, Interior & Exterior. 25 yrs exp. For Estimate. Call 604-618-4288 T&H PAINTING. Int/Ext, Res/ Comm, Free Estimates, Quality Work, Guaranteed 778-316-7709


Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187 TERRY’S Driveway Sealing. 604 980-7507 Free Est. Bus lic # 0018328


PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 604-729-6695


Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000 LARTER A working mans company 604-984-7814 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956

PHD PLUMBING & HEATING Drainage, renos, bsmt specials. 10% seniors’ disc. 604-897-0503 PLUMBING BY BILL Installation, repairs Honest & reliable 604-980-0993 VEMA PLUMBING & Heating gas fitting, hot water, & tanks Reliable, Free Est. 604-779-2305

How to write a classified ad that works. Writing an effective classified ad is easy when you know how. What follows is a step-by-step guide focusing on the time-tested principles of a successful ad. • Use a keyword. Start your ad with the item for sale, service offered or the job title. • Be descriptive. Give customers a reason to respond. Advertisers have found that the more information you provide, the better the response. • Limit abbreviations. Use only standard abbreviations to avoid confusion and misinterpretations. • Include price. Always include price of the item for sale. • How to respond. Always include a phone number (with area code) and/or street and email address.

To place your ad call:



Renovations & Home Improvement

■ 604.980.8384


Power Washing

A Guaranteed Lowest Price • Power washing • Window cleaning • Gutter cleaning/repairs • WCB insured • Free Estimates

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•Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning


Award-Winning Renovations ■ Rendering to Reality ■


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Why try the rest ... Go with the BEST Highest quality workmanship at most competitive cost



ALL-WAYS Pressure Washing Driveways, sidewalks, patios & houses. Free est 604-985-0402 BLUE WATER MAINTENANCE Prof window cleaning, gutters & pressure washing. 778-822-5456 Hire a husband No job too big or small from pressure washing to renos to yard 1-877-885-0770


Renovations & Home Improvement

Call today 604-328-5554

Three time Georgie Award Finalist National Sam Award Finalist Georgie Award for Best Renovation “Why Trust Your Renovation To Anyone Else”

MATCO DESIGN Renovations Additions

Quality Work * Ref’s avail


POWER WASHING sidewalks, garages, houses, driveways. Low rates, refs 778-686-7027


Renovations & Home Improvement

Winner of Gold & Silver Georgie Awards

– Renovator Member of the Year

Winner of the National SAM Award

– Best Renovated Kitchen in Canada


Aluminum Modular Railing Perfect for Sundecks & Stairs Do it yourself or we can install 5 Colors and 4 Designs

604-983-3210 COMPLETE

When your house is great except… ❏ The kitchen’s too

small ❏ You need another bedroom ❏ The carport could be a two-car garage ❏ One bathroom just isn’t enough anymore

We Fix The “EXCEPTS…”


from concept to occupancy

Since 1978


RENOVATIONS + REPAIRS Basement Suites Bathrooms • Sundecks Fencing • Carpentry 35+ Years Experience Licensed, Insured, References

R.C.K. CONSTRUCTION 604-970-8110


Renovations & Home Improvement

SMALL JOBS WELCOME RENOVATION Crown Mouldings · Drywall · Painting · Flooring, ★ Call 604-771-2201, 771-5197




DLR CARPENTRY Framing Renovations Additions New Construction CALL 604-728-5685 FORTIF CONSTRUCTION INC Custom Renovations North Shore Company BBB, Reno Stefan@604-202-1264 free estimates 2 OLD GUYS 2 YOUNG TO RETIRE WE DO IT ALL! 604-986-3986 * 604-537-9452


Custom Interiors Kitchens & Bathrooms Additions Call Mike Getzlaf 604-351-9316 Save Your Dollars

RenoRite 604-781-7695 KEEN PROJECTS LTD

Renos, Design, Build, Finish Paint . Floors to doors. Walls to windows. Crown Moulding Specialist Licensed, Guaranteed, Refs

Landon: 604-307-5628

BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 BATHROOMS & more. 40 yrs on the North Shore. Working within your budget. 778-387-3626 BEARING WALLS removed, floors leveled, cathedral ceilings, garage leveled, door and window openings. 604-787-7484



Quality Home Reno’s We do it right. kitchen, baths, additions, bsmts, licensed & insured. 25 yrs exp. 604-690-6456

Roof Maintenance


Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available

604-591-3500 HOMEFIX

All Roofs New & Repairs WCB Quality Guaranteed Free Est * Insured Early Bird Discounts


★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153


Sun Decks


DALTON TRUCKING LTD. Dirt Fill, Concrete, Asphalt Brush, Demo, Const. Waste


Call 604.787.0437

ROOFING & INSULATION LTD. “IF IT’S ROOFING, WE DO IT!” Residential • Commercial Industrial • Apartments


A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

Alin Maintenance Services •Roof •Chimney •Skylight; Repairs •All Leak Problems! 604-319-2229


EXP TRADESMAN, tiles, granite, stone, brick & glass blocks. Reas. Zak 604-982-0234 778-773-3537 EXPERT TILING - 25 YRS. EXP. Free estimates, int/ext. Ceramic, porcelain, glass, marble & slate. Call Mike 604-761-4448


Top Soil



– Pick up or delivered – No order is too large or small

Call 604.986.7624 six days a week

Bulk orders available

1600 Barrow Street N.V.


Student Works Disposal & Recycling

Trips to the dumps start at


Call anytime


We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195 ACKER’S Rubbish Removal pick-up & deliveries. Quick. 7 day Fast / reliable. Spencer 924-1511 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable. BIN THERE DISPOSAL Bin rentals. U load. Same day 604-980-7600, 729-BINS (2467) 7 days -

(down the block from the Lynnwood Hotel)

Now Accepting Green Waste


SOILS & BARK MULCHES Garden Blend – Turf Blend – Lawn Top Dressing. Variety of Mulches. Picked up or delivered Mon.-Fri. 8-5; Sat./Sun. 8-6

Fraser Richmond Soil & Fibre Ltd. 20 Riverside Dr., North Van Beside Transfer Stn. 604-924-0261


$ BEST RATES $ Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585



ABERDEEN TREE SERVICES Give our prices a look !! Call 604-986-3206 NORTH SHORE TREE & Hedge Certified arborist. Fully Insured Call Daryl at: 604-988-4479

Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745


TV/Home Theatre

YOUR HOME TECHNOLOGY PARTNER • One Touch Home Media Systems • Custom Home Theatre Installations • House-Wide Audio and Video • Home Automation and Security • Lighting Control/Energy Management • Experts in Low Voltage Wiring • Custom Home & Renovation Retrofits • Affordable Solutions for all Budgets • Working with North Shore Builders and Home Owners for Over 10 Years • 50 Years Plus of Combined Experience

KUL Sales • 604.484.1855


Window Cleaning


Professional window cleaning, gutters & pressure washing. Call for a free estimate



•Window Cleaning • Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning


Serving the North Shore since 1963

GENTLEMEN WINDOW CLEANING- Windows Pressure wash roofs, driveways, siding/ gutters. Micah 604-230-0429

Clean Sweep?

SNOW-DAMAGED Tree & Stump Removal TREES Pruning&&SHRUBS? Shaping Tree & Stump Removal Hedge Trimming Pruning & Shaping


Fully Insured • WCB Fully Insured • WCB 604-987-8500 604-987-8500


DISPOSAL BINS 10 - 40 yard bins. Lowest rates! 604-306-8599

ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193

Tree Services

Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

BLACKBIRD DISPOSAL. Affordable, reliable & friendly.10% off for N. Shore res. 604-561-5637

GOT JUNK! We remove-same day service, bsmts, apts. etc. no job to small or big, 604-728-6290

A. A. BESTPRO Tree Service LTD. Tree top trim, Hedge Trimming, Pruning, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988


The North Shore’s only Yardworks Compost Pro Soil Dealer.

John 778-288-8009 *Green Earth-Friendly Products* Moss, Dirt, Grime, Mold, Alga Homeowners Stratas Comm. & Res. Prop. Mgmt. Save $$$



Proficient service, meeting all your needs, providing ‘quality workmanship’ Delivered with pride. Loads from $30 each Please call David

Tree Services

Expert Tree Care - Cert. Arborist. 25 yrs exp. Fully Ins.

Top Soil, Sand, Gravel, Dumpsites and more.



ROBIN’S 604-986-4091 -

'WE DO FENCES AND DECKS' Repairs, Replacements & Vinyl Decking Free Est 778-989-3301

With 17 cubic yard trucks


Rubbish Removal

Rubbish Removal



Carpenter, Fencing, decks, concrete, form work, retaining walls, garages, windows. 604-338-9272 JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. HOME RENOVATIONS

CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913

Full Service Junk Removal • Demolition • Tree Work • Odd Jobs • Recycling

All Season Roofing


CROWN ROOFING & Drainage Residential. Your One-Stop Renovation Ctre. 604.327.3086


Right roofs Right price Right here



ABSOLUTE BEST All roof restoration, moss removal & repairs. 604-783-9240





Right roofs Right price Right here


Standard & Custom Sheds Insulated Office or Studio Reno’s & Home Repairs

• Drain Cleaning • Hot Water Radiation • Gas Fireplaces • Water Piping • Duct alterations

Repair Service 24 Hours



Built for Quality • Builder • General Construction • All Types of Reno

• Warm Air Furnaces • Heating Boilers • Water Heaters

To place your ad in “Call the Experts,” call 604-630-3300

★ ABSOLUTE BEST ★ Tile roof restoration Roof moss removal & repairs Power washing Window cleaning by hand Gutter cleaning & repairs Call for best price in town

Providing Excellent Service on the North Shore for the past 12 years!

• Over 25 years experience in consulting and restorations

cel. 604 307-8433 ph. 604 913-2228 fax. 604-913-2232

• General Contracting • Project Management • Consulting & Design • New Construction • Large or small Residential Renovations & Repairs

Serving the North Shore since 1963

• Complete wall envelope, flashing, siding, rain screen, decking, windows

555 Craigmohr Dr. West Vancouver

Multiple Awards Winner Over 40 years experience

Walters Plumbing & Heating Co.

• Restore your Home

Renovations & Home Improvement

Renovations & Custom Homes


★ ★ ★ ★


15 Years Experience Tree & Stump Removal Prunning & Trimming View Work Call 604 291-7778 or 604 787-5915

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North Shore News - May 16th 2010  

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North Shore News - May 16th 2010  

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