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A North Vancouver father says he feels abandoned by the justice system after a case against the accused drunk driver who hit his daughter and her friend was tossed out by a judge on a technicality.

“You feel let down by the system and offended by the system,” said Andy Van Ruyven, who had expected to attend a trial this December for the Campbell River man accused of being drunk when he crashed into a car driven by Van Ruyven’s daughter three years ago on the Island Highway. Jessica Van Ruyven, then 21, and her friend Torie Gerard were injured in the crash, which destroyed their vehicle. Jessica Van Ruyven was saved from permanent physical injuries by the airbag that inflated on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Gerard was not so lucky. She was thrown into the windshield headfirst and suffered permanent brain damage. After the accident, Andy Van Ruyven said he expected the families of both young women to have their day in court and to have a judge rule on the actions of driver Todd McKinnon that irrevocably changed their lives. “I had an expectation it was going to be dealt with,” said Van Ruyven. But that didn’t happen. Instead, there were lengthy delays in both getting the charges laid and in See Mistakes page 5

B.C.’s tough speeding and drink and drive laws start Monday Jane Seyd

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POLICE are warning drivers that those who drink and get behind the wheel will face some of the toughest new drunk driving laws in the country come tomorrow.

New laws under the province’s Motor Vehicle Act that will give police greater power to ban drivers from road for longer and impose heavier fines against people caught drinking and driving come into effect Monday. Stiff new penalties start with a three-day driving ban and $200 fine for anyone caught with a blood alcohol concentration of more than .05 — up from the previous 24-hour suspension. More than 41,000 of those suspensions were handed out across the province last year. For a 120-pound woman, more than one drink could be enough to push her over that limit. Those who blow more than .08 face an immediate 90-day driving ban, a $500 fine and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device — on top of any criminal charges. Those who get subsequent tickets can expect even heavier See Speeders page 5

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BRITISH Columbia’s industry is arguably built on the back of hydroelectric power. Our generating capacity is poised to expand in both large and small run-of-the-river projects. Critics charge they will despoil pristine river systems like the Homathko River above to create electricity that will be sold to U.S. markets at a loss to BC Hydro.

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And if so, are North Shore residents and businesses, along with all other British Columbians, ready to have their hydro bills quadrupled over the next five or six years? If your reaction was “No way!” a review of the facts may change your mind. BC Hydro recently reported its net income for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 to be $447 million — $82 million higher than for the same period last year. That sounds healthy enough, and the trend appears to be in the right direction, so where is the need to worry? In short, there are three reasons to care: First: Collectively, we are the one and only shareholder of the corporation. As such, we have the right to know how well BC Hydro is carrying out its responsibility to provide good stewardship of our public assets. Second: As Hydro customers the need for future rate increases should interest us all. Third: As B.C. taxpayers, we have the right to know the full extent and likely impact of the enormous contractual liabilities BC Hydro is assuming in our name. As one might expect, the clues to what I believe to be disturbing developments at BC Hydro can be found by analyzing the way in which critical numbers are recorded and, sooner or later, reported to the public. Following, is my compressed version of what I see to be happening. The data shown have been gleaned from public sources that readers can use for verification. Chronologically, the first hint of trouble ahead is acknowledged by a simple phrase on page 66 of BC Hydro’s own 2010 report: “The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the transition to IFRS.” IFRS is an acronym for International Financial Reporting Standards and Hydro is well-advised to evaluate its impact. This is because, as B.C. Auditor-General John Doyle reported in August, the Public Sector Accounting Board had

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CURRENT and proposed private hydro electric projects in British Columbia according to www.ippwatch. already instructed Hydro on February 13 that, effective Jan. 1, 2011, the corporation would be required to undergo transition to that accounting method. At this point, to put the discussion in context from a shareholder’s perspective, it is instructive to examine global financial indicators — otherwise known as vectors. Prior to 2008, BC Hydro had functioned successfully with about $12.5 billion in assets and a little less than $11 billion of liabilities. A scant two years later, 2010 assets had soared to $18 billion and liabilities to about $15.4 billion. What is wrong with that, if there is a need for the power? Well, it seems that “need” has been significantly exaggerated. In fact, due to heightened environmental awareness, and to

significant technological advances in electronics coupled with the success of Hydro’s Power Smart and Energy Star initiatives, the demand for power within the province is declining, not growing. Hydro’s own reports show that, as measured in Gigawatthours [GWhrs], energy sales to provincial customers peaked in the period 2007/08 at 53,300 and then began a decline to 50,233 for the 2009/10 period. A concurrent diminishment in demand for B.C. power by Alberta and California resulted in revenues from “others” dropping by half from 2009 to 2010. All indices that have not been politically contaminated continue to reflect a weakening economy in B.C. and, by extension, a lessening of the demand for electrical energy. My invitations to other experts to explain or justify Hydro’s massive increase in borrowing, spending and productivity on the basis of domestic “need” have gone unanswered. There are, however, some crude indicators that provide insight into this “value for money” question, and they are not pretty. In 2006 and 2007, the value of assets used to produce and deliver one unit of electrical energy to B.C. customers was about $204,000. By March 2010, this productivity measure had deteriorated to $282,000 for the same energy unit. Coincidentally, for the year ending 2010, Hydro reported that about 16 per cent of the energy it had sold to B.C. customers had been purchased from Independent Power Producers (IPPs). So if you deduct that amount of energy from the total — i.e. 50,233 GWhrs less 8,037 — it can be seen that the increased $18 billion in BC Hydro assets supported the generation and delivery of only 42,196 GWhrs. In turn, that equates to an actual supportive asset-value of $428,785 per unit — an increase of more than 100 per cent over the asset-value required just three years ago. Next, we need to look at the issue from the perspective of See Cost page 10


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Mistakes and clogged court delay trial From page 1

setting a date for a trial, due to mislaid paperwork, technical problems and lack of available court time. Finally, on June 2 of this year — almost three years after the accident — provincial court Judge Brian Saunderson tossed out the case, calling the delays in bringing the case to trial “inordinate” and saying the accused has had to “put his life on hold for much longer than he ought to have.” Van Ruyven said he had no idea that could even happen. “It has nothing to do with the fact that this guy ran into and almost killed two girls,” he said. “The only person who has got any benefit out of this is the accused,” he said. “It’s disgusting.” Both the Crown prosecutor’s office and the RCMP concede significant mistakes were made

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Hulme, communications lawyer for the criminal justice branch. By the time the mistake was discovered, a new trial couldn’t be scheduled until December 2010 — thanks to a backlogged court schedule and not enough judges to clear it up. Saunderson ruled that was too long.

Corp. Darren Lagan, RCMP media spokesman for the Vancouver Island district, said both the police and the courts are to blame for the delays. “The system didn’t work in this case,” he said. “We take no pride in having to admit our failures.” Three years after the crash, Jessica Van Ruyven, now 24, has fully recovered from her physical injuries. But her friend Gerard “continues to suffer from debilitating injuries and will do so for the rest of her life,” said Andy Van Ruyven. That’s been hard on his daughter, he said. At the time of the accident, the two friends had just graduated from university and were hoping to travel Europe together. “(Jessica) won’t go until she’s able to go with Torie,” said Van Ruyven. “That may or may not happen.” The situation in North Vancouver provincial court

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HETHER or not to keep the long gun registry boils down to one policy question: Is it worth the money? Trying to paint it as a civil-rights issue is pure political posturing. We want people — even farmers and duck hunters — to register their vehicles because we expect them to be accountable for what they do with it. The Conservatives agree that people should still register handguns. What’s the difference? How is a shotgun less dangerous than a pistol? The police officers who sometimes find themselves facing one don’t see much of a difference. There’s no doubt that setting up Canada’s long gun registry was among the most mismanaged, wasteful projects in our history. And yes, we can lay that

you said it “Sometimes I think the parents are more nervous than the kids.” Carisbrooke elementary teacher Wendy Zubic welcomes four- and five-year olds to all-day kindergarten for the first time. Sixty per cent of incoming West Vancouver kids and 75 per cent of North Vancouver students went to all-day kindergarten this year (from a Sept. 12 news story). ••• “What are you going to replace it with? Raise income taxes? Bring back the PST?” Ralph Sultan, MLA for West Vancouver-Capilano, wonders how the provincial government will make up for lost revenue if a majority of voters say they want to scrap the HST in a referendum (from a Sept. 15 news story). ••• “This is the biggest shift since the light bulb was first invented. It’s like going from a typewriter to a PC. . . .” Dominica Babicki, energy manager for the District of North Vancouver, is excited to see all the light bulbs at Northlands Golf Course replaced with longlasting, energy-efficient LEDs (from a Sept. 17 news story).

at the Liberals’ feet. Estimates vary, but at least $1 billion was sunk into building a database that was supposed to cost $119 million. It is right to deplore this jaw-dropping bill. But that money is gone, and the $4 million Canadians pay each year to maintain the registry is small change in federal terms. Abandoning it altogether will mean every penny was a total loss. Police chiefs are adamant that the registry is worth keeping. If the police aren’t the authority on fighting crime, who is? Not politicians, and not pollsters either. Doctors and nurses — who live with the horrendous results of gunfire — also say keep it. Our elected leaders should listen to the folks on the front line. We have yet to see a compelling argument to scrap it.

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Dear Editor: I think the Sept. 12 headline North Shore Embraces All-day K is misleading. I was also disappointed to read: “The full-day program has proved popular with many North Shore parents.” I’m not sure what parents the North Shore News is referring to because from the conversations I’ve had with fellow parents, most are not happy, or in favour of all-day K. The sub-head that said 780 Out of 1,060 NV Kids in Full Program may also lead the reader to believe that 75 per cent of parents preferred the full-day option. However, this is skewed by the fact that if parents wanted another option, they would have to opt out of kindergarten or pursue a

half-day option outside their catchment area. As a parent of a Grade 1 student and two preschoolers, I was thrilled with the gradual transition for my eldest, from three two-hour days of preschool, to five half-days of kindergarten. He may have been “ready” for all-day K, but my big question is: Why? Why are we doing this? I realize some studies have shown academic and social advantages to students who have been in all-day K, but studies have also shown that these advantages have disappeared by Grade 3. Are we doing this so children can have more time exploring their interests with a teacher, where the ratio is often 20 students to one teacher? Doesn’t it

make more sense for the child to be exploring those same interests at home or in the community with a parent, grandparent, or childcare provider where the ratio is likely no more than three to one? With the recent cuts in education throughout the province why are we spending money on this? It is a huge expense and the money could be better spent reducing class size and hiring more education aides. There used to be three options for kindergarten: none, half-day and full-day. Unfortunately, a longstanding option (half-day) that provides a gradual transition has been eliminated. Christine Steunenberg North Vancouver

Punish the car as well as the speeder Dear Editor: As I read the tragic tale of the man who died to save his wife and child (NV Man Dies to Save Wife, Unborn Child, North Shore News, Sept. 8), I am again reminded that we need a different approach. As well as ticketing the drivers of speeding cars we should start ticketing the cars. The penalty for speeding should be the immediate requirement to have installed a governor which would prevent the car from becoming a repeat offender.

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This would apply to all cars ticketed and would apply whether or not the car was a first-time offender or whether it was being driven by its owner. The installation of the governor would be paid for by the driver and it would not be allowed on the road without such modification. A similar ticketing procedure should apply to those cars being driven while the driver is impaired. The car should be rendered immobile until such time as a device is installed which would insure it

could not be started while the driver was liquored up. Mommy and Daddy’s car? Well, they would still have the use of it — and they could deal with Junior. Rental cars — what’s wrong with having insurance? We have the technology now. Do we want to use it? Margaret Morgan, North Vancouver (Editor’s note: See page 1 for an update on drinking/driving regulations in B.C.)

What’s in a name Dear Editor: If the HST had been applied only to those items and services that were already subject to both the PST and GST, I’m sure that the HST would have been accepted from the beginning. My understanding was that was what “harmonized” meant: a combination of the two taxes. Laurie Findlay West Vancouver

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LAST week, our house was abuzz with the feud between Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. It seems that their appearance in Vancouver on Thursday may have been their last time on the same stage. This will be a mixed blessing, as far as our 19year-old daughter Petunia is concerned. It’s sad, certainly, as nobody likes to see longtime collaborators part company, but at least she will have witnessed their final gasp so she can boast about it forevermore. And we, her parents, must be thankful for small mercies — she’s moved on from Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent. In her early teens, Petunia obsessed herself with the music of hip-hop artists whose extracurricular interests included crack-dealing and making pornography in their backyards. Just walking past her bedroom when music was playing would make me blanch; I blame threequarters of my grey hairs on lyrics overheard between 2004 and 2008. I once tried to explain to Petunia and her best pal why I couldn’t drive them around while listening to their hiphop favourites thundering from the radio. The tunes were tolerable, the voices adequate, the rhythms catchy, but my brain is verbally oriented, I said. What it detected and processed between the grunts, the moans and the “yeh-yeh’s” was so distractingly obscene that I felt sure I would pitch us all off an overpass at any minute. The girls just rolled their eyes at yet another example of my pitiful squareness. Then, oh joy, Petunia fell out of love with hip-hop. She and her friend now spend

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Andrews observed recently, “There is no free lunch.” I took his words to mean that all of this capital must be recovered somehow. Traditionally, that has meant from higher customer rates, or otherwise from B.C. taxpayers. Ontario customers have experienced electricity rate shocks sooner than British Columbians. Just published is a consultant’s projection that Ontarians will likely have to pay even higher rates over and above their already high rates — increasing at about five to six per cent annually over the next five years. Customers in Ontario’s manufacturing sector predict repercussions from the move that will be serious enough to put a freeze on their industry, or even drive it out of the province altogether. As British Columbians, we

have a collective responsibility to honour all debts and obligations entered into on our behalf. This means that whatever is done by BC Hydro ends up on our plates — either as taxpayers or as customers. The auditor-general’s August 2010 Report to the Government featured a number of points that touched on BC Hydro, one of which addressed the matter of rate-regulated accounting — a method that allows BCUC to ensure that proper accounting practices are in force. It is also a method that Hydro has relied on for many years as it reports on its financial condition. As mentioned earlier, however, PSAB has served notice that this is about to change; and under the new IFRS code, BC Hydro will be prevented from using the practice of deferring many of its expenses. This sounds

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a total loss of $1.739 billion. But we’re not done yet. The auditor general also specifically singled out “unamortized net regulatory assets of $1.713 billion.” So even if only a part of these staggering deferred expenses were written off right now, BC Hydro would be in, or close to a negative netequity condition; otherwise characterized as more liabilities than assets. Furthermore, the auditor general’s report notes that the provincial government needs to do more about the specific features of what he calls “contractual obligations.” Without including, or making specific mention of BC Hydro’s IPP contracts, he graphic www.ippwatch indicates the future financial obligations of the province AS of Sept. 1, 151 private power water licences had been granted in British are greater than $53 billion Columbia. There are 627 applications pending. for goods and services. My only hope is that some of you will be motivated, in If he were to add in the financial obligations that will arise whatever capacity, to search out some answers we could all from Hydro’s IPP contracts, the result could be eye-popping. A pattern of secrecy prevails as to the nature of IPP understand and accept. agreements. In fact, BCUC has categorically refused to comment on the details. It seems unlikely, therefore, that the agreements Erik Andersen is an independent economist experienced in private equity and venture capital. He has worked for both government are in the best interests of the public. What I find so hard to understand is how a monopoly which (Transport Canada) and private industry (Pacific Western delivers an essential service to the people of this province could Airlines). He lives on Gabriola Island and can be contacted at have been turned into an insolvent corporation by a group of eahanseatic@gmail.com. financially and economically literate people. Yet it appears that has, indeed, been the consequence of undertaking a massive borrow-and-spend plan that coincided with a well-anticipated financial reversal from 2006 on. So, is BC Hydro on the brink of insolvency? I’ll let you decide.

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Canuck Place’s Stephani Samridis, Bellevue Gallery’s Nicole MacDougall and Innovative Fitness’ Sarah Jamieson celebrate a successful evening. Representatives of Bellevue Gallery and Innovative Fitness hosted a one-night-only exhibition and art auction fundraiser at the West Vancouver gallery Sept. 9. The Embrace Life Art Auction raised funds for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Artists from around the Lower Mainland contributed pieces and dozens of community members were in attendance showing their support for Canuck Place, which provides pediatric palliative care for children with life-threatening illnesses as well as support for their families.

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The North Vancouver resident has been a staff member of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health Centre for more than 20 years. Her perspective has also been impacted by the fact that 15 years ago, her son, Imran, was born two months prematurely and was a patient of the unit for two months. To show her support and gratitude, Nazma will be among the participants in the 19th annual Ismaili Walk for Women, set for Sunday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. at Lumbermen’s Arch in Stanley Park. The walk was founded in 1992 by the Ismaili Muslim Community of B.C. and each year, funds raised support a local non-profit organization. Past beneficiaries include the Vancouver Public Library, Habitat for Humanity and the United Way. So far, the event has raised more than $2.5 million for area charities. For the last three years, walk organizers have partnered with the B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health Centre Foundation to raise awareness and funds for the Women’s Health Research

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A West Vancouver doctor will slay the beast so to speak — more accurately the stigma surrounding it — at a free public event intended to raise awareness of the realities of depression and its impact on individuals, families and communities. Dr. Allan Young, a psychiatrist and researcher with a specialization in mood disorders, and the director of the University of British Columbia’s Institute of Mental Health, will give a free talk entitled Depression . . . The Monster Disease, Thursday, Sept. 23 at Kay Meek Centre at 7 p.m. “I didn’t choose the title, ‘The Monster Disease,’ but thinking about it is quite apt because I guess a monster is something which is big and bad and scary and is sometimes unrecognized,” he says, adding it also has the ability to cause harm. “Depression is actually just a very common illness and it’s as common in Canada as anywhere else. So basically this talk is to illustrate some of the features.” The event is being presented by the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. According to Judy Savage, president, this is the first of a series of presentations on mental health issues in conjunction with a soon-to-be-launched fundraising campaign dedicated to building a new centre for mental health and addictions at Lions Gate Hospital. Further details of the campaign, including its goal, as well as a funding commitment from government, will be announced this fall, she says. Depression, a key feature of which can be described as a “loss of interest or pleasure in things that you normally enjoy” has been described since the time of Hippocrates, says Young. Based on his research, psychiatric disorders comprise approximately 20 per cent of all illness and depression accounts for about half of that, either major or bipolar. It’s twice as common in women than men and an estimated one in eight Canadians will be hospitalized because of a mental disorder in their lifetime. “Despite this a lot of people don’t take it seriously,” he says. This is problematic, as a depression diagnosis has a major impact on quality of life, specifically mortality; for example, studies have shown that patients with severe mental illness lose 25 years or more of life expectancy. With such widespread prevalence, the costs of depression, both indirect and direct, are great, tagged at $14.4 billion in Canada, says Allan. A quarter of the total costs of depression are attributed to direct treatment, with the remainder to lost social and

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on their parents to help them. This transformation is usually difficult for parents to navigate because while they don’t want to undermine their 17-year-old’s

confidence in themselves, they also don’t want them to make any mistakes that could impact their entire lives. I am first wondering if your daughter feels that she needs help in managing the pressure of Grade 12. One of the most important things to do as a parent is to determine whether the worries you are having are your own worries left over from your growing up years. Did you feel that you had enough support when you were 17 or are they truly your daughter’s worries? Do you feel like you made some decisions that you regretted at that age

and wish that someone had taken you by the hand during that time in your life? If your answer is yes, you will want to be careful not to transfer your own feelings onto your daughter’s current experience because this will keep you disconnected from what she really needs. Once you have your own motivations clear in your mind, you will want to determine whether your daughter is actually having a difficult time managing pressures in reality. Our children often surprise us with their ability to take on tough challenges and succeed at them. If she is worried about her grades

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working place,” she says. The next session of Sweet Peas gets underway Sept. 22 and will be held every subsequent Wednesday, from 3 to 5 p.m. at North Shore Neighbourhood House, until Nov. 24. Free child minding is also provided. To register, contact Rowson at 604-9617193 or maya@balance-nutrition.co.uk. For more information on Sweet Peas or other North Shore Neighbourhood House programs, visit www.nsnh.bc.ca.

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Laura Anderson carried their gas masks and identification bracelets with them everywhere. A change of clothes lay ready to take to their backyard air raid shelter, which Betty had helped her father build. Everything — food, clothing and coal — was rationed until well after the war’s end. “I remember we were given half a banana after the war,” she recalls. “My parents divided it into four pieces, one for each of us.” In 1947, Betty accompanied her aunt on a visit to Langley. There was

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BETTY Macmillan, diagnosed with Ménière’s syndrome, is grateful for the support of the B.C. Balance and Dizziness Disorders Society.

“It was a brand new town — no shops, no grocery stores and nothing for women to do,” she says. With a contribution of $15 towards the purchase of a volleyball, Betty and her friends started yoga classes, poetry readings, crafts and volleyball. While working as school secretary, Betty became the town’s community correspondent for the Victoria Daily Colonist and the Campbell River Courier. When the family returned to the mainland, living first at Brunswick Beach near Lions Bay and later in Ambleside in West Vancouver, Betty continued to work as a school secretary. Meditation, now an important part of Betty’s life, helped her get the job at Hillside secondary. When asked how she could cope with 800 teenagers after Lions Bay primary’s 60 young children, Betty replied, “I meditate.” Meditation, diet and a series of exercises, practised regularly, have contributed to keeping Betty’s chronic condition in remission. “Finding the B.C. Balance and Dizziness

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Search is on for Canada’s gutsiest citizens

REPRESENTATIVES of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada are raising awareness of their annual campaign in search of the country’s “Gutsiest.”

According to the organization, Canada has among the highest rates of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in the world. There are more than 200,000 Canadians personally affected by Crohn’s and colitis

and there is a much larger network of caregivers, friends, family and members of the medical community whose lives are dedicated to these diseases and who deserve to be recognized. As part of the campaign, seven outstanding Canadians will be honoured in November as the foundation marks Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two similar, yet distinct, conditions which directly affect the digestive system and cause

intestinal tissue to become inflamed, form sores and bleed easily. There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering, which inflammatory bowel disease patients cope with every day of their lives. If you know someone who bravely faces inflammatory bowel disease and is making a difference in their community or in the lives of others, or if you know someone who deserves recognition for their support of an individual with

the condition, nominate them by completing the form at getgutsymonth.com. Entries will be accepted until Oct. 1. For more information

on the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, which is a volunteer-based, notfor-profit, medical research foundation dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn’s

disease and ulcerative colitis as well as educating patients, their families, health professionals and the general public about the diseases, visit www.ccfc.ca.

Greater spending required given needs of mental health From page 15 sentation include recognition challenges, physical and psychological symptoms, treatment, overlap with other disorders and illnesses, risk factors and suicide. Young is excited about the foundation’s efforts to support a new mental health and addictions centre at Lions Gate Hospital.

“If we look at the costs of psychiatric illnesses, it’s about 20 per cent. If you look at the health care spend on psychiatric illness, it’s probably under five per cent. So, this is an area that’s very under-invested in and a lot of that is due to stigma really,” he says. For example, the same level of respect isn’t given when saying you want to invest time in depression research compared

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Maternal health a key factor in healthy families though she has taken on a more intensive role in recent years in light of the partnership with the foundation, which supports the hospital and health centre in its mission to provide services for pregnant women, newborns and women with specialized health needs. Nazma is currently the hospital’s NICU equipment and supplies co-ordinator. At the time of her son’s premature birth, she was the unit’s clinical nurse leader. It was an incredible shock when her own child required care by her peers. “After working so many years in the NICU, seeing so many premature babies being born, I myself had a premature baby,” she says. Imran was born in 1995, coming two months early. “He only weighed two pounds,” says Nazma. Having seen both sides of the coin, the positive and devastating results of early and complicated births, it proved to be an incredibly emotional experience for her. “Being a nurse myself and having all the experience, it was very scary,” she says. However, at the same time, familiar with the level of expertise of the medical and support

staff, Nazma felt confident that her son would receive the best care possible. “Having him there made me feel better because I knew the doctors and the nurses and I know the wonderful care B.C. Women’s NICU provides to their neonatal population,” she says. After two months in hospital, Imran was eventually released without further complication and has grown into a healthy teenager. “We were very lucky,” says Nazma. Imran was born prematurely as a result of Nazma experiencing pregnancy-induced hypertension. “It was maternal health that caused prematurity in my case and that’s why I’m so interested in helping fundraise for B.C. Women’s health research,” she says. “Maternal health is so important, especially in raising healthy families because if the mother is healthy, the children will be healthy,” she adds. The three-year partnership between the Ismaili Walk and the foundation has meant a lot to the Women’s Health Research Institute, says Dr. Deborah Money, executive director of the institute. “It’s fantastic. The Ismaili community

From page 13 all high alpine scree and you could pick any line through the shale, rock and snow, and then you just had to hang on. It was a rush! The high alpine lakes reflected the mountain peaks off their crystal clear mirror surface. As we rode through this gorgeous backdrop, rusty artifacts littered the ground reminding us that 100 years ago miners and other adventurers played here. I found the coolest rusted out wheelbarrow and stopped for a few photos with it in hand. As we cruised into the lower meadows we met up with a tight dark ribbon of single track that led us down and out of the snow. The short alpine trees now greeted us and at every turn they tried to grab our handlebars. As the trail got steeper our speed increased and our excited yelps could be heard through the mountain meadows. Suddenly we were spat out of the dense forest and greeted by the most amazing lake. As we rounded the far side of the lake a rustic cabin appeared and provided us with the perfect place for lunch. This cabin was built in the early 1920s and since then has provided many people with some shelter and a warm place to rest. Once our bellies were full a short hike-a-bike led us to the most incredible descent. At first the trail meandered through a rocky meadow, and your attention could not help but wander off into the majestic backdrop; however as the trail got steeper your attention had to be focused on staying on your bike. Sharp turns, little drops and tight sections brought us to a viewpoint where we enjoyed a view of the whole Pemberton Valley. Continuing on we hit perfect loamy dirt all the way to the bottom. High fives and beers all around! Adventurer Dave Norona is always privileged to share such cool adventures with his awesome friends. His riding escapades are supported by PowerBar, Merrell, and Marin Bikes.

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7, 7-9:30 p.m. at the Family Support Centre, 205-1865 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Free. Presented by the North Shore Schizophrenia Society. Info: 604-926-0856 or www.northshoreschizophrenia.org. Hot Flushes are Estrogen Addiction: Dr. Jerilynn Prior will share her insights and experiences Wednesday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association. By donation. Info: 604-987-6959 or www.north-

westvancouver.cmha.bc.ca. Skills for Mindful Living Series — Tuning into Your Emotions: A workshop with counsellor Claire Sutton, Thursday, Sept. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Free. Information and registration: 604-987-6959, ext. 223. Patients as Partners: A free program to learn how to address health-related needs, Friday, Sept. 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Registration: 604-982-3320 or karyn.davies@nscr.bc.ca. — Email listings@nsnews.com

Funds raised from past walks have helped the Women’s Health Research Institute support small start-up groups and new research projects. This will continue following this year’s walk. Examples of focuses include reproductive health for women with HIV infection, H1N1 and pregnancy, and the prevention of cervical cancer both here and in Uganda. Funds will also support training and the development of research teams. “We’re a relatively new institute and the support of the Ismaili community has been really invaluable in allowing us to grow and develop over the past few years and allows us to actually leverage that money to actually get research grant funding for new projects through traditional granting agencies,” says Money. This year’s Ismaili Walk for Women features a seven-kilometre course as well as a 3.5-km children’s route. Following the walk, a number of festivities have been planned, including entertainment, a barbecue, children’s activities and a silent auction. For more information on the Women’s Health Research Institute, visit www.whri. org.

has been amazing, first of all recognizing the importance of women’s health in general and being hugely supportive of research as a way to improve women’s health,” she says. The Women’s Health Research Institute was formed in 2005 and is based at B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). “What we’re trying to do is develop and grow research programs to improve women’s health, to answer questions about women’s health issues that haven’t been answered to date and to start with we’ve really focused on some of the investigators that are local, around B.C. Women’s and in the PHSA in general,” says Money. Women’s health is an area that’s been forgotten almost, in the sense that there hasn’t been an appreciation of the uniqueness of health issues in women compared to men, she says. “There are many specific physiologic differences about women — hormonal differences, ways that they handle drugs differently, ways that they respond to infections differently. They have unique cancers, they have unique health problems and they have unique social and experiential differences that are important to understand,” says Money.

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Behaviour not an invitation to play I am going to take a few moments of your time and straighten out a canine behaviour that is often misunderstood and incorrectly labelled. That behaviour being . . . drum roll please . . . stalking! Stalking is a behaviour often exhibited by some dogs upon a greeting. One dog sees another in the distance and then crouches down and slowly slinks their body close to the approaching dog. Usually at the last moment the stalking dog then springs towards the

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reasons but to simplify it, it is a dog’s intention to control a situation, basically saying “I am in charge here — look how I can make you move or feel uncomfortable.” Sometimes the stalking behaviour turns into a play session when the stalking dog is met with another dog that doesn’t really get bothered by the inappropriate body language of stalking behaviour. But for the most part dogs are highly agitated by the approach of a dog who is stalking them as it is not part of a dog’s instinctual social greeting ritual. My dog Piper, for example, has no idea what to do when he is being stalked. He turns his head

from side to side, turns his behind towards the approaching dog, will even run behind me, all in an attempt to get the other dog to stop its behaviour and act like a normal dog upon approaching. On the other hand, Zumi is not so forgiving. If a dog attempts to stalk her she meets the inappropriate behaviour head-on with conflict. A dog views the approach of a stalking dog as if they are being hunted. No one, no animal or human enjoys being stalked and made to feel like they are prey. Dogs continue to stalk other dogs because their owners allow them to do so.

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As the dog matured, the dog continued the behaviour. It was rewarding itself with either an actual play session or the thrill of chasing another dog, regardless of whether the other dog enjoyed the chase (which is what usually happens). Or the dog got into fights and boosted its personal alpha status (in this case its ego). In any case the behaviour became a habit, albeit a bad one because the owner saw no need to stop it. So now what do you do? As the owner of a stalking dog you must stop the behaviour. This means that you may have to leash your dog upon the approach of other dogs to, first: show your dog that you are the boss of the situation, and second: to rewire your dogs brain to the greeting ritual which is to be calm, unintimidating and nose first. If you are being approached by a stalking dog and the owner is reluctant to intervene, step in between it and your dog, placing your dog behind you to literally stop the stalking dog in its tracks. Let’s all play nice out there, OK? joan@k9kinship.com

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Spirits high on Parkgate Day

KIRA Hutchinson (left) and Hanah Richmond show off their face paintings.

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THE sounds of The Acoustic Trio entertain the crowd at Parkgate Plaza.

FLOWRIDER Andrew Baker performs high-flying acrobatics on his mountain bike.

PARKGATE Community Centre’s Laura Kerr (left) and Sue Bowering set up a birthday cake for Parkgate Community Services Society.

JOY Gardiner (right) works on a hand-sewn card while Eunice Marosits holds a finished product. Proceeds from card sales will go towards the Parkgate seniors centre.

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ASK A COP Starting Wednesday, Oct. 22 and appearing every alternate Wednesday the North Shore News will run its new Ask a Cop column where readers will be given an opportunity to put questions to Cpl. Peter De Vries of the North Vancouver RCMP.

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JODY Antone (left) of Taylor’s Crossing and Murdo Fraser’s Ian Cruse get ready for the first annual Taylor’s Crossing Charity Caddy Shack Golf Tournament, Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Murdo Frazer Par 3 Golf Course. Net proceeds are going towards the SOS Children’s Village B.C. The $200 entry fee per group of four golfers includes golf shirts, T-shirts, beers and a salmon buffet dinner at Taylor’s Crossing as well as shuttle service from the restaurant to the course. Start times are noon, 1:45 and 3:45 p.m. A silent auction will be open 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE WORLD OUTSIDE

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THE picturesque Overlander Trail starts at Jasper’s Sixth Bridge picnic area and heads north, ending at the parking lot where Highway 16 crosses the Athabasca River by the Cold Sulphur Springs.

Hike Jasper: Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Jasper was named after Jasper Hawes, who operated a trading post in the region for the North West Company. Before this it was referred to as Fitzhugh. The park was established on Sept. 14, 1907 as Jasper Forest Park, and was granted national park status in 1930, with the passing of the National Parks Act. Jasper National Park appears in the new 3-D computer animated film Alpha and Omega which opens this weekend. In the film the park is the place where the two protagonists Kate and Humphrey are trying to return to. — Wikipedia

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JASPER, Alta.: Eight kilometres into Jasper’s Overlander Trail, my feet were becoming hot and cramped in my dusty shoes and my camera seemed to weigh heavier around my neck. My dad and I had just hiked along the east bank of the Maligne River, inadvertently terrified a family of wood ducks as we walked through marshland and admired a silver and green willow forest. Our path was now blocked by a small stream, which I doubt existed when the trail had been reviewed for the Hike Jasper National Park website. While we could easily have waded across, neither of us fancied attempting the rocky bottom in bare feet, or on the other hand, hiking another six hours in wet socks. Grabbing logs cut from felled trees, we rolled them into the running water to form a makeshift bridge. We inched across, grabbing onto thorny wild rose bushes for support. Somehow, my feet still got wet. Once safely on the other side, my dad was fascinated by a grotesque burl disfiguring the profile of a fir tree and I was trying to remember pictures of bear scat my natural-history professor had posted in PowerPoint presentations and decide whether they resembled a large pile of dung beside us on the trail. The Hike Jasper website warns that bears frequent the trail, and I had developed a crick in my neck from frequently looking over my shoulder to check for signs of movement. However, although deer tracks littered the trail, shed antlers poked out from the underbrush and we spotted an elk skeleton a short distance from the trail, our journey had been devoid of bear sightings. Instead, we gazed on vibrantly coloured wildflowers, transitioning forest and gorgeous mountain views. We even passed an old homestead — now little more than a pile of logs overgrown by weeds and wild grasses — that long ago housed a Metis family. I often became sidetracked, snapping photos of trees, mountain views and the life-and-death struggles of bugs on wild roses. The picturesque Overlander Trail starts at Jasper’s Sixth Bridge picnic area and heads north, ending at the parking lot where Highway 16 crosses the Athabasca River by the Cold Sulphur Springs. The trail is named for a group of 19th-century travellers, the Overlanders, who passed through the Athabasca Valley on their journey from Winnipeg to the goldfields of British Columbia. The well-defined trail rises gradually, with a few steep climbs and downward scrambles that make for varied hiking.

A red fox crosses the road near Maligne Lake in Jasper. It is 16 kilometres long. The Hike Jasper website recommends bringing two vehicles and parking one at each end of the trail, but my dad and I chose to overlook this recommendation. We had been looking forward to a full-day hike as part of our weekend getaway and wanted to hike the trail both ways. As we ascended through the forest, my feet began to dry as the day became warmer. The hike was silent except for the call of songbirds and the thud of our feet against the dusty ground. I found it pleasantly removed from some of Jasper’s more crowded tourist nature sites, such as Athabasca Falls, where large coaches bring dozens of excited travellers for brief photo opportunities. The hike was so secluded that we didn’t encounter another human being until a group of teenagers ran past us in the opposite direction as we navigated our See Vehicle page 30


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

MIKE Belfry and Lara Greguric spend their honeymoon in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.

ANGUS, Nan and Libby Beaton visit the Hubbard Glacier in Alaska.

RAMONA Materi (holding the news), Tuksook (left), Wednesday, Goondeh, Satafur and Serapinindah journey to the Kharkhiraa Turgen Peaks in northwest Mongolia.

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 email to mkrishnan@nsnews.com. Please note: We will only be accepting pictures that have been sent to us via email.

EXCEL Soccer’s U13 travel team celebrates the closing ceremonies of the San Marino Cup in San Marino, Italy.

BOB Cleave and Dave Langmuir take a breather at the Banff Springs Hotel near Banff, Alta., during their 3,100-kilometre motorcycle tour through some of B.C. and Alberta’s top rated roads and highways. They note: “We live to ride and ride to live.”

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CARMELINA Cusano and Sherry Olson vacation in Monte Carlo.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

Sea to Sky cycling sensation

North Shore riders set the pace in well received new race Andy Prest aprest@nsnews.com

NORTH Shore riders led the way as 4,000 cyclists tackled the first-ever RBC GranFondo Whistler bike race that departed from downtown Vancouver, crossed the Lions Gate Bridge and then headed up the Sea to Sky Highway on Sept. 11.

THREE (+1) TO SEE THIS WEEK FIELD HOCKEY Senior girls AAA WEST VAN vs HANDSWORTH Sept. 20, 3:40 p.m., William Griffin turf SOCCER Senior boys AAA WEST VAN vs ARGYLE Sept. 24, 3:45 p.m., Boulevard Park (Kilmer if Boulevard rains out) FOOTBALL Senior boys AA RICK HANSEN vs WINDSOR Sept. 24, 3 p.m., William Griffin Park RUGBY Lower Mainland senior men’s rugby MERALOMA @ CAPILANO Sept. 25, Div. 1 at 1 p.m. Elite at 2:45 p.m. Klahanie Park

North Vancouver resident Andrew Pinfold came away as the first GranFondo champion, winning the elite men’s giro race in a sprint finish after completing the 122-kilometre course in three hours 14 minutes 25 seconds. “A lot of things make that victory special,” said Pinfold, a professional rider with the United Statesbased UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team. “It’s particularly exciting to win a race that attracts 4,000 people and it’s kind of in my backyard and goes from a downtown major centre along one of the most scenic roads in the province to Whistler.” Pinfold, known more as a sprinter than a mountain climber, said the course — which featured 2,400 metres of elevation gain — was just the right length to give him a shot at winning the race. “The hills just sort of separated the wheat from the chaff as we moved up. Every subsequent hill the group kind of got smaller and smaller,” he said. “Fortunately I was just cracking at the right time over the top and I was able to hold on for dear life in the last 200-300 metres of each of the climbs and make it over.” Pinfold also benefited from a great lead out at the finish by Morgan Schmitt, his teammate on UnitedHealthcare who ended up fifth after escorting Pinfold to the front of the pack for the final sprint. North Vancouver Karen Birkenhead also was a race leader, finishing first amongst all female riders in the mass start GranFondo race that followed the elite racers up the route. The North Shore Triathlon Club member actually posted the fastest time of any woman in the race, clocking 3:33:26 to top the time of the elite women’s winner by more than 10 minutes. Birkenhead said she benefited from riding in the main pack of male and female GranFondo riders while the elite women were forced to travel as a small pack. The front of the mass-start GranFondo pack actually caught up to and passed the small group of elite female racers that was given a head start from the departure point on Georgia Street in Vancouver. “I was riding with (the elite women) for a while and then just went by and decided to keep going,” said Birkenhead, adding that the elites were strategizing for a race against each other, not the GranFondo pack. “I’m sure that if they wanted to they could have caught me. I was on my own so I could go and do whatever I wanted at my own pace.” Other North Shore racers scored well with top finishes coming in many different age groups in the GranFondo. “We certainly have the advantage on the North Shore with the mountains and the hills,” said Birkenhead with a laugh. “It’s certainly prime training ground. You don’t have to go far for some hills.” Barbara Zimich, a North Vancouver rider, finished second in the female 50-59 age category less than a year after fracturing her femur in bicycle crash on Lions Gate Bridge. West Vancouver’s Erin McGann won the 50-59 women’s grouping while North Vancouver’s Lesley Tomlinson completed a North Shore sweep in the category with her third-place finish. Another inspiring result came from North

photo Rob Masefield

RACERS enjoy car-free lanes on Lions Gate Bridge in the inaugural running of the RBC GranFondo Whistler cycling race, an event modelled on successful European bike races. Vancouver’s Doug Querns who completed the course on a recumbent bicycle. Querns continues to amaze with his athletic feats accomplished since suffering a stroke in 2007. One lone negative of the GranFondo race was the plight of John Botelho of Victoria who crashed early in the competition on Highway 1 in West Vancouver and suffered a serious head injury. At last report Botelho was in an induced coma at North Vancouver’s Lions Gate Hospital. Despite the accident, both Pinfold and Birkenhead said the event was extremely well run and vowed to race again in the future. Birkenhead has already registered for the 2011 race. “It’s a scenic ride, it was hilly and on a bike — all my favourite things,” she said. “When I arrived downtown at about quarter to six (in the morning), just seeing what this had done to bring out so many like-minded people — it was wonderful.” Pinfold, who grew up in Woodbridge, Ont., said he didn’t have much time to check out the scenery as he steamed through the course but he was impressed See GranFondo page 34

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MASSIMO Pannozzo of the Capilano Blues men’s soccer team finds a seam between Sanj Mudaliar (left) and Nick Johansen from UBC Okanagan during the opening weekend of BCCAA play last Sunday at Capilano. The game ended in a 2-2 tie. Both the Blues men and women finished the weekend with one tie and one loss in games against UBCO and Thompson Rivers University. The Blues will be back in action at home on Saturday, Sept. 25 when Langara College comes visiting. The women will hit the field at noon while the men will follow at 2 p.m.


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HARKNESS, Janet (nee Hughes) Sept. 24, 1924- Sept.12, 2010 Predeceased by her brother, Lieut. James R. Hughes (1944) and sister, Anne Kathleen German (2006). Janet is survived by her husband of 61 years Allan Harkness, daughters Ruth (Gordon) Balfour and Kathleen Harkness also grandsons James and David Balfour. Born in Kelowna, Janet grew up in Queen’s Bay in the Kootenays. She had a long and successful career as a secretary and met her husband Allan while they were both working at Cominco in Trail B.C. During her life, Janet lived in Trail, Vancouver, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Millbrook New York and Saudi Arabia. Allan and Janet settled back in Vancouver in 1976 and in recent years lived in West Vancouver B.C. Janet was a gracious hostess who welcomed many to her home. She was a past member of the Georgian Club and a member of the Vancouver Club. A service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church at 1490 Nanton Ave. Vancouver B.C. on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will take place following the service at Capilano View Cemetery at 1490 third street, West Vancouver B.C. at 11:30a.m. A reception will be held at Amica West Vancouver, 659 Clyde St. at 2:00p.m. For those wishing to share a memory of Janet, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Patricia Ann Bell from pneumonia after a long battle with dementia. She died quietly, surrounded by family, on September 14, 2010, the 53rd anniversary of her marriage to her loving husband, Peter William Bell. She is also survived by her daughters Laura (Mike) of Comox BC and Elizabeth (Nancy) of North Vancouver and her son Richard (Diane) of Toronto, Ontario as well as her 11 grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her brothers Peter (Toronto ON), Alan (Parksville BC) and David (Kelowna BC), and many other friends and relatives spread across the whole of Canada. Pat was born in Winnipeg in 1934, the eldest child and only daughter of Nora Kerr (Sparling) Birchard and Ronald Elder Birchard. She graduated from Kelvin High School and obtained her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Manitoba before marrying Peter and moving to London, Ontario to further his education. They returned to Winnipeg and then moved to Toronto and finally to North Vancouver in 1968 where Pat raised their three children. In the midst of her commitment to family, she always found time to volunteer with the Junior Leagues of Winnipeg, Toronto and Vancouver, where she developed her interest in teaching children to read. With a desire to work with students in the schools, Pat returned to university to attain her teaching certificate through the Professional Development Program at Simon Fraser University. Pat was a gifted and respected full time-tutor of the Orton-Gillingham method for children with dyslexia. She supported hundreds of students in the North Vancouver school system through her commitment to, and passion for, literacy. Pat remained an active member of the International Dyslexia Association (the “Orton Society”) for many years. When she retired from tutoring, Pat’s time was dedicated to volunteering with, and eventually leading, the Capilano Community Services Society (Seniors HUB) in North Vancouver. Her vision of community development and her organizational abilities were appreciated and recognized by many with whom she worked. Pat was a lifelong member of the United Church of Canada. In North Vancouver, she was a very faithful and active member of Highlands United Church where she skilfully chaired several committees, including the Board. She adored the gift of music, loved the liturgy of worship and found a spiritual home that supported her through her many stages of life. To all of her activities, Patricia brought her intellect, her reflective opinions, her consideration for people and a deep devotion to making the world a better place. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Kiwanis Care Center for the compassionate care they provided to Patricia over the past number of years. Thank you also to the Lions Gate Hospital medical team for creating an atmosphere of support and dignity in her final hours. A special thank you to Leslie and Ellie for walking this final journey with us. Pat will be remembered at a Memorial Service at Highlands United Church on September 22nd at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the Highlands United Church Foundation or the International Dyslexia Association.

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JUKES, John Andrew July 26, 1957- July 15, 2010 Son to Margaret and Arthur (deceased) and dear brother to Ann Gillard, Ian Jukes and Cathy (Grant) Smith, John was a super uncle to six nephews, three great nieces and one great nephew. Born in Vancouver, John lived his entire life on the North Shore. He loved all sports and was involved with soccer from an early age, later working with Metro Women’s Soccer Association. An avid reader and science fiction fan, John was a scholar of 20th Century Military history and passionate about army models of this era. John had an eclectic taste in music and could engage anyone in stimulating conversation on just about anything. Kind, thoughtful, gentle, always fair and a good friend to all: he was loved and will be so missed. Love you forever. A memorial is planned for September 25, 2010. For further information contact Ann at anngillard@shaw.ca

WILSON - Herbert Edward Born in Merritt, BC on February 8, 1925. Passed away on September 5, 2010. Herbert served overseas on the H.M.C.S. “Kirkland Lake” from 1942-1945, worked at the C.N.R. Telegraphs, Alta and North Vancouver B.C. Telephone. Herbert was a founding member of the N.S.W.C., an avid curler who also loved to play golf. Predeceased by son John Charles in 1989. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Kay, and siblings Clarence (Hazel), Cecil (Kathleen), Jean(Jim). Many thanks to Dr. Village, the palliative care nurses, and the staff at Lions Gate Hospital for your kind and considerate assistance and to the caregivers of North Shore Home Support and Vancouver Coastal Health. A Celebration of Life will be held at the North Shore Winter Club on September 24 at 11:00am. A Graveside service has taken place at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Edmonton, Alberta. In lieu of flowers a contribution to the Lions Gate Foundation would be appreciated.

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Part-Time/Full-Time Class 5/7 Driving Instructor Position Available Apply with resume in person North Shore Driving School 1821 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, B.C. TEL (604) 988-1138

required for National financial planning office on the North Shore. Industry experience is an asset. Mon. to Fri. Mornings. Email your resume to john.nicholson@ investorsgroup.com No phone calls please

1278 Shipper / Receiver / Light Warehouse

We are a bike parts distributor located in N.Van, looking to fill a junior warehouse position on a permanent, fulltime, (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) basis. Applicants should have the desire and maturity to work efficiently under minimal supervision. Experience in the bike industry is an asset. Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@orangesport supply.com WESTBURNE ELECTRIC Supply is seeking an experienced WAREHOUSE PERSON to be based out of our North Vancouver operations. Duties would include a combination of product shelving, order picking, shipping, receiving and forklift operation. Previous electrical experience is a definite asset and knowledge of electrical products would be preferred. The person we are seeking will have a minimum of Grade 12, be self motivated & organized. Westburne offers an excellent career opportunity & a good benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants, please submit your resume to hr@westburne.ca.

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Management

STORE MANAGER required for a new innovative business idea in Gift Fruit Baskets (replacement for flower bouquets). Must have a business degree, Managerial exp. in similar business, computer skills, own car. Wage $26-$28/hr, Fax resume to: 604-925-6789

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Retail Sales

LOVE BOOKS? Like people? Black Bond Books, Lynn Valley Centre requires a mature, computer-literate person. Approximately 18 - 20 hours per week. Apply in person, with resume.

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Trades/Technical

THE KDL GROUP is seeking an experienced LOG TRUCK DRIVER for work in the Fort St. James area. Full time winter work is currently available. Successful applicants will be offered competitive wages and an attractive benefit package. Please forward your resume with references via fax to: (250) 996-8742.

Health Care

COORDINATOR OF RESIDENT CARE SUPPORT Relief F/T Position Mon - Fri

Performs variety of duties to support dept. Requires: Med. Term., MOA cert, & recent related exp; competent in Microsoft Office; excellent written and spoken English. Apply: apply-crcs@ blenheimlodge.org or Fax to 604-732-7316

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Hotel Restaurant

THE URBAN TEA MERCHANT Cook

Food planning and preparation for unique afternoon teas, light savouries and sweets. Upscale food presentation. Line experience with pastry plating and Garde Manger skills. Catering experience an asset. Drop in to see Taura at 1070 W. Georgia. www.urbantea.com

Looking for a New Career Direction? Discover a World of Possibilities in the Classifieds! Call

604.630.3300 to Advertise


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Education

FOODSAFE 1 Day Courses #1 in BC • $62 • 604-272-7213 www.advance-education.com FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES Guaranteed best value! Six Metro Vancouver Locations: Vancouver • Burnaby • Surrey • Richmond • Coquitlam • Maple Ridge All our Instructors are also working local Health Inspectors! Classes held each week & weekend! Course materials available in 6 languages. Same-day Certification. Visit our website at www.foodsafe-courses.com or call 604-272-7213 ADVANCE Hospitality Education – B.C.’s #1 Choice for Foodsafe & WorldHost Training.

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL

Train on Full-Size Excavators, Dozers, Graders, Loaders. Oil Field Tickets. Provincially Certified Instructors. Government Accredited. Job Placement assistance. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

MEDICAL OFFFICE 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

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Music/Theatre/ Dance

PIANO LESSONS, your home. Beginners to Gr. 6 RCM. Adults welcome. Call 604-980-9708.

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Tutoring Services

15 YEARS EXP in Math & Stats tutoring with proven results. Tia 604-603-9612, 604-929-9612 ENGLISH LESSONS- Kids English and Math, ESL, College SA’s. All levels. Call 778-867-7808 QUALIFIED TUTORS in your home $32/hr. All subjects. All levels. www.pdplustutors.com or call Angela at 604-421-6101

Tutoring Services

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

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Furniture

BACK REST Obus, like new $50, 604-982-1584 BREAKFAST TBL, drk wood, round $85. D/R suite, wood, old English, 6 chairs $250. 2 sofa’s, ivory brocade, $50/ea. Brand new meat slicer $40. 604-987-3815.

Appliances

ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS

1825 Lonsdale Ave

604-987-7330

LIKE NEW!

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

604-306-5134

Sub-Zero fridge/freezer, Dacor oven & Bosch dishwasher, $300 the lot, u remove 604-218-6811, chrisnelson49@shaw.ca WIDE FRIDGE, STOVE, SS D/W, Good condition, SAM 604-329-7266

For Sale Miscellaneous

BATHROOM SINK & faucet, by KOHLER, white porcelain, 17'x20' oval shape, $90. 604-926-6155 BRITISH INDIA rug, 9’x7’, light centre with border, excellent condition ($225). Wall unit & matching china unit ($75 & $125). 604-988-9521 TIRES, (4) 15 in. summer Michelin very good cond. $150 all, 604-922-7367 or 778-867-7637

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DRESSER $80, dining table & 6 chairs $150, kitchen table $150, coffee tables, misc 604-924-1511 SIMMONS 5 zone design natural support back care dbl bed. AS NEW $200. 604-922-9664

Warranty & Delivery Removal Available

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Dresser $100, vintage rocking baby cradle $55, custom oak floor mirror $45, oak tv/stereo stand $20. Pics avail. 604-929-2115

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Lumber/Building Supplies

STEEL BUILDINGS Buy NowSave Thousands Factory Blowout on seconds Ask about first call specials www.scg-grp.com Source#1G8 800-964-8335

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Recycler

BROWN/BEIGE HIDE-A-BED good cond. Free for pickup 604-986-7801 PINE TWIN bed w bookshelf & 2 drawers w mattress. Twin mattress & box spring on metal frame w whls. U pick up. 604-990-6689

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Wanted to Buy

FIREARMS

Fuel

A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H ALDER, APPLE, Birch, Maple Firewood. Split, Seasoned, Delivered. 778-552-2969/613-7301 TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Pick up or delivered. Rod 604-985-7193

All types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed North Shore dealer. 604-960-0045 Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530 OLD STYLE (Bicycle wheel type) exercise bike, in good working condition. Call 604-787-6250

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AMADEUS MUSIC ACADEMY Classic & Jazz - Piano - Theory Vocal - Violin. Services incl recording studio, Piano tuning, Music Programs for Daycare. www.amadeusacademy.org 604-710-0937 PIANO & DIGITAL Keyboard Lessons taught by exp’d performer and teacher. Classical, Jazz, Rock & Blues. Dynamic, Exciting & Fun! Exam/Festival Prep, Theory, etc. Call Lesley, 604-985-5975 PIANO, THEORY, accompaniment. Beginner - A.R.C.T. 778-881-0329 www.vancouverpiano.ca

Childcare Available

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* * BOOK NOW!! * * An overseas live-in Nanny for 2010 placement. 604-682-4688 LICS’D FAMILY Daycare, transportation, lunch, ft/pt/drop-in Exc Ref’s, Flexible Hrs, 604-980-4678

Childcare Wanted

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SEEKING A f/t live-in Nanny. Suit male or female spanish speaking, able to work a flexible schedule. Valid drivers license a must. Grouse Mtn area, $8/hr, 1+ yr exp req & completion of Secondary School. Private Residence. Call Gissel before 8pm 604-762-0360. F/T LIVE-IN EXP’d Caregiver required for 2 1/2 yr old and 8 year old active children. Dundarave. Competitive wages. Start ASAP, 604-649-7575

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Daycare Centres

New Toddler Program Sept 2010. Register now. Also 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

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Work, drudgery and intensified health concerns end mid-week. (You’ll still feel a bit down, overburdened, Monday to Wednesday.) You face a month of fresh opportunities, new horizons and exciting meetings – and challenges, opposition, possible refusals. To succeed, be diplomatic, flexible, seek to join, accent other’s desires, seek permission. (You hate to do that last thing; but others hold the power now.) The extremes occur Monday to Wednesday, when great opportunities and great obstacles arise. Join/bond; if you fight, then refusal comes Thursday, and a challenge, a test, Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: September’s pleasure, romance, risk and creativity yield mid-week to a month of practical interests: jobs, health, machinery, schedules, etc. Think ahead Sunday, to career prospects, potential meetings with higher-ups. Fill out an application or “design” a future meeting. Pleasure still calls Monday afternoon to Wednesday eve – it’s social, flirty, entertaining. Your hopes and happiness are high! (And you’ll meet some unusual people.) Buckle down to chores, duties Thursday onward.You’ll see how giant the task is! Be quiet, contemplative. You’ll have enough energy, as Saturday night proves. Gemini May 21-June 20: September featured seclusion, domesticity, tiredness and re-examination of your basic direction in life. But midweek starts a month of romance (a co-worker?) pleasure, creative urges, risk and reward – you’ll ride a winning streak! You began to doubt your plans, hopes in recent weeks: soon you’ll see that some hopes were justified! Tackle career demands Monday to Wednesday: obstacles and opportunities mingle, might result in a career rebirth. Employment’s lucky to January. Thursday casts love in a sober light, yet raises your hopes: Friday, too. Deep sexual, financial changes brew.

Music/Dance Instruction

Cancer June 21-July 22: The fluff exits, the serious arrives. Sunday/Monday you meet mysteries and financial considerations– and possible intimacy, sex, commitment to a lifestyle with someone compatible. Monday eve to Wednesday brings dilemmas about love, ethics and the law. Tuesday features confrontation, intriguing meetings, attraction or dispute; Wednesday brings bonding, rebirth. Yes, it could be love –or arch-enmity! You enter a month of children, home, security, food and soul Wednesday night. Thursday to Saturday can brew competing interests, cause deep undercurrents in these same zones (kids, home, etc.). Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Domestic friction grows to late October. Remember the benefits of a light touch! Also to late October, a legal, international, higher education, religious, publishing or similar involvement can end. (It might have already begun to cease last week.) This is neither good nor bad, just a natural end, so you can begin anew somewhere/somehow else. The month ahead is NOT a good time to begin a legal (or love) affair, to wed, nor to move into a new home. Careful with sex, money Tuesday, with paperwork, travel, and communications Thursday onward. Sexy attraction (and investment luck) Wednesday! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Monetary and sensual urges grow through late October – you’ll feel restless about these, want to travel, talk, exchange paperwork or emails. This is more curiosity than consequence – you don’t have to commit yourself irrevocably to person or a project, purchase or investment. (Though you might. If you haven’t by December, you won’t.) Life is changing rapidly, but these are late-stage changes, so are weak or without a big future. The ones to build on will appear (or re-appear) in 2011. It’s wise to wait! Separations and meetings, Tuesday. Knitting together, “birth,” Wednesday.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Sept. 19 - Sept. 25

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A month of weariness, burdens, seclusion (and delays) ends Wednesday night. The weeks ahead bring increased energy, charisma and effectiveness. You’ll have a winner’s timing! (First timing hint: start new and/or important projects Sept. 26 p.m. onward, not immediately.) This week tests your mettle. Tuesday brings work/ health dilemmas; Wednesday brings the “birth of the new” in these. Others oppose you (almost on principle – warped principle?) Thursday to Saturday – be sober, steady, diplomatic, firm. Money “swells” to late October: steer it to you, not from you. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Wednesday begins a month of quietude, contemplation, planning, government contacts, charitable actions and associations. Your energy levels decline. Take “power naps.” Despite an atmosphere of rest and recuperation, your reserves will be tapped, perhaps strained, by larger work demands, and heightened romantic/sexual charisma. The “love magnetism” lasts into January 2011 – a major affair lures singles! (Perhaps a burdensome one if it starts before November.) Your duties change this week. Embrace a creative/romantic “rebirth” Tuesday/ Wednesday. A lucky meeting surprises you! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Pressures will ease soon. Wednesday starts a month of entertainment, social delights, flirtation and light romance, optimism and plans for your future. Over the past six weeks, you’ve been intrigued by a sense that wishes were or would come true – now the “reality” comes – and it’s a good one! However, your life plans, goals and wishes are changing deeply, mostly due to money factors. This is clear Thursday to Saturday. (If it isn’t clear, examine clues.) Earlier, Monday to Wednesday accent security, family: differing views are an opportunity to grow new common ground.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Two big things start now. One is quite usual, a month of ambition, pressure, career and prestige involvements. All these are undergoing a sea change now to 2024, as Thursday to Saturday will show. The other big thing is quite unusual in its duration: an upsurge in social joys, a mild but sweet upswing in popularity and optimism into January 2011. It could trigger sweet romance! You can use this social upswing to aid your career (schmooze with VIPs, etc.). Now through October a wish can come true about re-establishing home or property. Contact people Wednesday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Midweek, you move from mystery to a month of enlightenment, from research to broadcasting what you’ve learned. (Broadcasting = writing the term paper, giving advice, discussions, media appearances, etc.) Now through October, higher-ups, parents and VIPs will be temperamental, impatient (mostly due to work pressures) – step lightly, be diplomatic, smile – a promotion looms! The weeks ahead feature love, understanding, far travel, legal matters, higher education, publishing, a philosophical outlook. All these are changing “at base,” as late week shows. Start a money project Wednesday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Open dealings become more private, hidden. Overt attraction moves toward intimacy. Negotiations move toward funding. Whatever was an opportunity in the last few weeks now demands commitment and serious action. Life in general takes a deep turn, into mystery, revelation, subconscious urges, sexual desires, investments and debt, change and consequence. Avoid legal involvements, lawsuits now to Oct. 28. Legal matters will also reward you, a bit in October but strongly November/December. Your charisma, energy surge Monday-Wednesday – re-tackle an ambitious administrative project. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Dogs

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $350+. 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

BEAUTIFUL BLUENOSE pitbull puppies. 5 males 4 females $1500. Ph 604-316-1457 or 604-751-3114

CHOCOLATE LAB pups, PB both mother /father come from a bird dog lineage father ckc reg 1st shots vet checked,dewormed. 5 left. $600 604-768-7130

GOLDEN DOODLES, Avail Sep 24th, $1250. 778-737-0146. www.foxycharliepuppies.com

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR airport because your pet deserves a vacation too! 604-238-Pets (2387)

REG CKC ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS, 2 males/2 fem, 1st shots, eyes tested, 604-521-2855

Financial Services

You keep your keys and drive away with cash. Call Got Keys? Got Cash! (604) 760-9629

http://www.gotkeysgotcash.com

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

Business Opps/ Franchises

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

BARISTA be your own boss run YOUR Cappuccino Bar in North Vancouver. No start up capital required. Landlord wants you to be successful. Financial terms will be set accordingly. Send statement of background & why you are right for this opportunity to: joel@covewatersports.com

YOUR HOME. YOUR COMPUTER YOUR INCOME! Learn to operate your own minioffice outlet. Flex. hrs, FREE evaluation www.born2shine.net

DO YOU LOVE YOUR PET?

Send in your pet photos to the NORTH SHORE NEWS and we’ll post them to our website, nsnews.com. Include your photo and name plus your pet’s name, age, breed and any other details you’d like featured. Send your email to photo@nsnews.com or submit it via our website.

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STOP FORCLOSURES 1st and 2nd Mortgages 604-629-8628 www.Mazuma.ca

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Personals

BUTTERFLY MASSAGE, Asian lovely girls, 4536 Hastings St, Bby. 10am-1am, 604-299-1514.

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Travel Destinations

PALM DESERT lovely 2 br 2 bath Villa on golf course with tennis & pools. KAUAI 1 br beach house on Poipu Beach with tennis, pool, surf & shop. Book early for great rates! $135 a night 604-987-3762

Lily’s Relaxation Centre Nice Oriental Massage

604-986-8650 1050 Marine Dr., North Van (by McKay) parking at rear LUXURY RELAXATION SPA 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van

Meridien SPA LTD.

TNT SHARPEI Rescue urgently requires foster/adoptive homes, visit www.tntsharpeirescue.com or call Lauren @ 1.604.847-0204

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

BOOKKEEPING

Payroll, HST, SR&ED Corporate & Personal Tax H&R TAX & ACCOUNTING SERVICES

YORKIE OR Yorkie X Maltese Toy size, local, 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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604-980-9668

Relaxation Massage Special Rates meridienspa.com

604-985-4969 SPASIA the art of asian body care. 101 - 1075 Marine Dr. North Van. 604-980-8809

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HEALTH

Escort Services

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

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Homecare Available

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Metaphysical

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Medical/Dental

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

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

Health Products & Services

Q.

My husband has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. I’d like to learn more about the disease, how we can help him and how our family can adjust. You may wish to participate in free telelearning sessions being presented by the Alzheimer Society of BC. The sessions will take place on Thursdays: September 23rd at 7pm the topic will be “Understanding Dementia”; October 28th at noon “Living Safely with Dementia”; November 18th at 7pm “Celebrating the Holidays”; December 16th at noon “Understanding Communication”. If you would like more info you may call 1-866-396-2433. Seniors’ One-Stop Information Line 604-983-3303 or 604-925-7474 North Shore Community Resources

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Mortgages

ATTRACTIVE mature European lady on North Shore for delightful bodysage. ANITA, 604-808-5589

LAB PUPPIES ready to go vet ✔ dewormed & vac. yellow & Choc males/ females $475. 604-701-1587

POMERANIAN X-CHIHUAHUA. And: Tiny Pomeranian. Females. $1,000/each. Call 604-607-7433

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NEED CASH AND OWN A VEHICLE?

Cats

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

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Pet Services

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REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services

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

Houses - Sale

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Houses - Sale

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We Will Take Over Your Payment

Until Your Property Is Sold. No Fees. Call Kristen today (604) 786-4663

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Real Estate

Condos/ Townhouses

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To advertise call

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Lots & Acreage

Real Estate

Expired Listing, No Equity, High Pymts?

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North Vancouver

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT, New Westminster. $75,000 in services paid! 33’ x 130’. No HST! $324,888. Call 604-726-0677.

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Out Of Town Property

ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS! Full acres & more! Guaranteed Financing! NO CREDIT CHECK! $0 Down, $0 Interest. Starting @ just $89/month USD! Close to Tucson Int’l Airport. FREE Recording at 1-800-631-8164 code 4040 or www.SunsitesLandRush.com

To advertise in the North Shore News Classified

REAL ESTATE section, call

604-630-3300

Why RENT WHEN YOU CAN BUY?

Own any of these great apartments for as little as $1200/month plus maintenance fees:

*728 Westview CR (Upper Lonsdale) -2 Bdrm, 2 Bath $274,000 *734 Westview CR (Upper Lonsdale) -2Bdrm,2 Bath $285,500 *116-131 W 4TH ST (Lower Lonsdale) - 2 Bdrm, 1 Bath. $292,000

Call Natalie your first time home Buyer specialist @ 604-318-3332 to find out how you too can be a home owner! Sutton Group West Coast Rlty.

CLASSI FI ED

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

The North Shore News Classifieds Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad

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Apartments & Condos

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North Van Apt. Rentals

1 & 2 br large bright, Central Lonsdale $850 & up, newly updated. Immed. 604-720-2913 1 BDRM Lower Lonsdale. Top floor. h/w floors. Incl. Heat, h/w. N/S. N/P. 1yr lease. $925/mth. Avail 1st Oct. (604) 980-3889 1 BR $1095. 2 br, ocean view, $1595 avail now, lower Lonsdale, dw, ns, cat ok 604-838-6101 1 BR, 140 E 4, $850, new exterior coin wd, balc. ns, ug prkg, Oct 1, Lighthouse.. Wes 604-551-1409 1 BR, $900, 149 W 19th walk up, incl heat hw, prkg, hardwood, ns, np. avail Oct. 1, 604-988-5501 1 BR $920, large, new carpet incl heat/hw balc, prkg, np, ns, central Lonsdale, Oct. 1, 604-908-5426 1 BR, bsmt, Edgemont, suits 1 quiet, n/s, n/p, $800 incl heat/ light, laundry, 604-986-6235 1 BR large, $855, immed or Oct 1, patio. quiet, drapes, heat incl’d. Gated prkg, no pets, 1 year lease. 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802 1 BR, large Lower Lonsdale, hardwood, blinds, prkg, $900 incl heat, ns np, Oct 1, 604-986-1235 1 BR Time Bldg, insuite w/d, d/w, microwave, new carpet & paint $1300 avail immed 604-790-0094 1 BR’s avail Oct 1, South facing 274 W2nd. reno’d, From $985. incls heat, hw, u/g prkg, locker, ns/np, Call 604-779-3541 1 BR/studio. THE HILLRIDGE 170 E. Keith Rd clean, quiet, concrete Heat h/w incl. np ns 985-8405 1 BR $880 up Heat & hw no pets, no smoking, 130 W 5th St avail now & Oct. 1, 604-987-2761

162 VICTORY SHIP Way @The Pier: Brand New. Stunning view, 7 appl, air/cond,1 br $1550; 2 br $2750 Anson Rlty 604-783-7623

Apartments & Condos

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North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BRS - Large from $1095, patios, Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. from 921sf, drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl., Lynn Valley 604- 987- 4922 316 LWR West 13th, 2 br + den, 1ba, w/d, storage, Sept 15, $1250 604-986-7712, Mark 618-9270 326 WEST 1st St. 1 bdrm $775 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916 Beautiful Large Suites 2 Bdrms from $1310. Avail now or Oct 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-986-3866

BLUERIDGE APTS (Family complex )

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

Chesterfield/W15, 1br, fp, incld heat hw, cable, 1 yr lease, no pets, $850up, 604-987-9899 DELBROOK GARDENS Spacious 2 BR for $1540 Call 604-990-2971 / Weekends: 778-340-7406 DELBROOK GARDENS Spacious 3 BR for $2000 Call 604-990-2971 / Weekends: 778-340-7406 DELUXE, TOTALLY remodelled 1 bdrm in Woodcroft Hollyburn, Fab view, $1150incl prkg, heat, hydro, hot water. Oct 1. Call Dirk 604-294-9263 or 604-612-9032 LARGE BRIGHT 1BR, balcony, $870 incl heat, hotwater, Oct. 1st, n/s, n/p. 15th & Lonsdale. 604-323-4467

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

1 BR - $1130, 2 BR - $1500 Avail now. South facing. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls.

Call 604-986-3356 KENMORE MANOR 140 East 17th St. A bright 1 bdrm Available. Heat & h/w incl. N/S, No Pets. 604-980-4554

2 BED 2 full bath. New kitchen & appliances. Insuite laundry. 2 parking stalls. 4 blks. to sea bus in N. Van. pets ok $1600 Oct. 1 778-340-0657

LE CHATEAU, 1110 E 27th, Lynn Valley 1, 2 & 3 Br large starting @ $950. np, ns, 604-980-9219

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

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR avail now & Oct 1, 3 BR avail Oct 1.. 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

2 br a corner suite, top flr of very quiet 3 story walk up, E. 15th St. high vaulted ceilings, large private balcony, mtn view, new windows, renod bath/kitchen, dw, new carpet, venetian blinds, free laundry facilities. ns, np $1200, 604-830-0857 Leave msg. 2 br bright, central Lonsdale, parking available, heat, cable & hot water, cat ok 604-988-1346

NORTHGATE MANOR 149 W. 6th St. A 1 bdrm ste, nice clean quiet bldg. Gated prkg, n/p, n/s. 604-983-0011 PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. Studio w/den $940; 1 br +den $1095; 2 Br $1450 views, storage. NO PETS. 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com

Parkview Manor

2 BR bright efficient floor plan, ns, np, prkg, storage,(pool, gym, etc) $1250 incl Oct. 1st 604-351-1962 2 BR corner unit, bright, spacious, hardwood, new reno, central Lonsdale, ns, np, avail Oct 15, $1136, 604-904-7545

2 BR + den 1500sf Ventana bldg lower Lonsdale. 360° view from 600sf rooftop deck. In-suite wd. Gas fp. Pets ok. Gym, social room & 2 prkg, $3400. 604-617-1212 2 BR + den, 2 bath, insuite w/d, 29th & Lonsdale. 55 +. No pets, $1350, Oct 1 604-813-8496 2 BR lrg, incl heat, wd, dw, fenced yrd, ns, nr Cap U, buses, store $1400 1yr lse. Oct. 604-505-4957 2 BR, south west corner, large balc. QUIET well kept bldg, on E. 10th, $1045 incl heat/cable/hw, refs ns. np, Oct 1, 604-983-2453

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

460 W. 15th St. Quiet, spacious & bright suites. Top floor, city view. 1 br $880: Immediately Incl heat, h/w, prkg, storage. No Pets 604-921-1097 Cell (604-813-1097)

The Atrium @Victory Ship 2 bd 2 bth New 1035’ Hwd, ss, hi ceiling. Quality! Pinnacle Amenities incl. Gym, pool, steam...$2495 Diana 604-657-4508 Royal LePage Northshore

TOP FLOOR CORNER UNIT 2 Br, 2 bath, Featuring sweeping water & mtn views. Open plan kitchen, SS appl, granite, 2 decks. Newly painted, very clean, 7 yrs old, TIME building Lower Lonsdale. ns, np. $2300. Avail now Tim 604-925-3171 TUCKTON PLACE Spacious 2 BR $1320. No Pets. Call 604-990-2971 / Weekends: 778-340-7406 VICTORIA PARK PLACE 615 St. Georges Ave @ E 6th St. 1 BR avail, bright, clean quiet bldg, n/p, n/s 604-980-9057

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

6522

Furnished Accommodation

1 BR Luxury Hi-rise nr seabus, view, 750 sf, $1580 incl utils, net, prkg, Oct 1, np, ns. 604-649-5396 AMBLESIDE 1 br, tastefully furn, nr beach,$1,295, incl ht/hw, cable n/p, Sept. 15. 604-230-2846

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER Studio, & 1 BR Avail Oct 1 & Nov 1

Prestigious building next to seawall. Completely renovated, granite c/tops, new appls, d/w, new kitchen & bath rm cabinets, indoor pool. Stunning ocean, city & mnt view. Steps to community ctr, shops, transit & restaurants. Sorry, no pets. 1 yr lse.

Call 604-922-8815 to view.

Avail - Unique Furnished 2 BR $1700/mo incls. Lonsdale area grandmanor.net 604-988-6082 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com Opportunities Exist Upscale Properties WV All inclusive Short Terms or longer $2994< Diana 604-657-4508 / 671-6175 Royal LePage Northshore

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

BAYVIEW APTS

1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br Move-in Bonus, Fitness rm, out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall, 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322 Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 BR & Bach pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Av 604-926-6287

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

1 & 2 Bdrm Suites

QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites www.lionsgatesuites.com

6540

Houses - Rent

180° VIEWS 4 br, upper Delbrook 3300 sf. cul de sac, garage. priv, city/ocean views, 2 f/p, Avail Now. $2900. 518 Alpine Crt. Text or call 604-761-8529 or 604-617-7383 2 BDRM COZY COTTAGE with bsmt, Gleneagles, West Van, f/p, $2150, Immed. 604-925-1728 2 BR, 1 bath, 1yr new, garden servc’s incl, nr transit & shopping, Nov 1, $1600 604-891-6180

2 LEVEL home, 2 Br, 1 bath, 4 appls, Highland, walk to schools, yard, np, $1900, Oct 1, 960 Leovista Ave. 778-898-3088 3 BR Central Lonsdale, rec rm carport, 2 appls, drapes, wall to wall, np ns Prof $1550. 813-7312

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

Warm Cozy for Fall? Ready? 2 bd 1 bth Updated FP DW All appls, great room pet ok Dundarave Village! $1295/ Tiddley Cove, End Unit Top! A bit suburban on bus route! Shops! Walk Park/Beach 2 bd fp, storage pkg $1595/ Diana 604-657-4508 / 671-6175 Royal LePage Northshore

3 or 4 BR, Dundarave, 2 bath, 2 fp, 5 appls, quiet St. Lovely View, avail Oct 1. $2800 604-926-9394

WHITEHALL APT’S Large/renovated 1 BR for $1100. Call 604-990-2971 / Weekends: 778-340-7406 WHITEHALL APT’S Great layout 1 BR $905 Call 604-990-2971 / Weekends: 778-340-7406

6515

Duplexes - Rent

2 BR, 1.5 bath, new, Delbrook own back yard, $1800, NS NP Oct 1, 604-988-1374..778-838-8426 3 BR, 2.5 bath, VIEW, 5 appl, f/p, garage, Lower Lonsdale, ns, np, $2100, Avail Oct 1 or 15, 604-987-4067 or 778-229-3414 3 BR Horseshoe Bay, 2 bath, fp, radiant heat, garage, small pet ok! ns, $1650 Oct 1st 604-926-5850

6522

Furnished Accommodation

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

6565

Office/Retail Rent

LOWER CAULFEILD, approx 2000 sf retail, high visibility, excellent rates, 604-922-4138

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

1 BR in spacious home for n/s female, internet, w/d, $495, bath enste $595 incl. 604-980-2106 DINNER, prep/clean up & maintain kitchen for International students, exchange for furn’d room in beautiful heritage home. Suit mature individual/couple. 987-6566 jk6578@msn.com NICE PRIVATE room, suits female, n/s, Central Lonsdale. Access kitchen, dining & living rms, dw, computer. $575 incl furn, utils/net. 778-885-8864 OCT 1st Share house with good people, large comfortable room $635 incl utils, wifi. 604-986-6808

6595-47

West Vancouver

800 SQ ft furnished room in beautiful new home nr Park Royal. $975. 604-925-0368

6600

Storage

AVAIL NOW! Lower Lonsdale storage space, 600sf, electricity $450, also 900sf. with large loading doors, high ceilings, lane access. $900. 604-983-9493

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDR, bright, own entry, new renos, w/d, n/s, n/p, wifi/utilities inc., $900, avail immediately 604.990.1003 1 BEDROOM & small den garden suite level. Ranger & Mt Royal. Includes Wifi, heat/hydro, N/S $875. Oct 1st 604-929-9880

4 BR, architecturally designed in British Prop. W Van. responsible pet welcome. steps to Sentinel School & Hollyburn Club. Avail Oct 1, ns, $3,200, 604-926-5850

5 BR, 3 bath, 2 level, Ballantree Rd W Van, 3385sf, hardwood, fp Oct. ns/np, $3100 604-469-1148 6 BR, 2 bath, 2322sf Lonsdale & 29th, 2 kitchens, renod, big yard, ns, np $2500+utils, 604-988-4692

WATERFRONT LUXURY The Pink Palace on the Seawall 2 & 3 br, 2 bath spacious Indoor/outdoor pools. Fitness centre & billiard room, small pets allowed, no smoking 2222 Bellevue Ave. To view: 604-926-0627

Housesitting

CENTINEL HILL, updated 4br 2 bath, 2 kitch, 2 fp, hw, $3600 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net DEEP COVE water view 1 BR f/p, hardwood flrs, patio, shed, lrg lot, quiet area $1475. 604-929-5191

Dressy Heritage Home Central Lonsdale Easy On and Off Highway NV River rock, ss appls etc. Extended family $2495/ Westhill, 6000’ Views! 5 bd 5 bth Den 3 level Get the kids in Schools Collingwood/Mulgrave Sentinel/Chartwell close by. 3 car garage $5995/ Did you see Friday’s Ad? More Homes Available!!! www.manderrealestate.com Kristin 604-671-6175 / 657-4508

373 TEMPE CRESCENT

Cute, compact 2 BR up, 1 down, 2 full baths, den/rec room down. N/S, Pet possible. Avail Oct 1, $1950. Lease and perfect references a must.

Al Dodimead, ACD Realty 604 521-0311

view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR, Lynn Valley, 2 prkg spaces $1100, Immed. Call after 5pm 604-562-2710, 604-987-1844

1 BR garden level, Grand Blvd. 1000sf, own wd, storage, bright $1075+util, ns, np, 604-904-8982

2 BR, Lynn Valley, own entry & w/d, new appl, d/w $1200 incl utils ns, np, Avail now 604-603-9612

1 BR ground level, own wd central Lonsdale, full bath, fp, storage, yard, ns, np, $950, 604-816-7780

2 BR new, Lynn Valley, d/w, insuite w/d, fenced yard, nr amen $1550. Oct 1 np ns 604-990-9539

1 BR Lrg, Bright. Upr. Lonsdale, $1150 incl. Patio, gas f/p, w/d, n/s, n/p, Avail Oct.1 (604) 862-4124

2 ROOM ste, 1 br, priv ent, full bath, fridge, ldry, priv home, prkg, ns, np, $575.Now 778-865-7455

1 BR ste, new. Deep Cove, Now, almost waterfront. n/s n/p, garden, $1000 incl utils, 604-929-5336

2BR+den reno’d, w/d, f/p, nr Grouse Mtn, ns/np, $1300 incls.

1 BR ste Waterfront, Deep Cove, own w/d, priv entry, np $1250 incl util, internet, Oct 1. 604-929-1676

3BR BSMT ste, Central Lonsdale, nr shops/school,np, Oct. 1 $1550+utils. 604-780-8501

2 BDRM above grnd, Lynn Valley, Large, patio, fp, ns, np, Oct. 1, $1200+1/2util. 604-990-5124

900 SF Bachelor ste, above grd, Oct 1. Upper Lonsdale, new bath & kitchen $900+util 604-984-9526

2 BDRM Legal Suite 1100sf, newer, very bright bsmt. 7 appl., lrg storage, alarm, WI-FI, 2 parking, Caulfeild Village, n/s, n/p. $1350 + utils. 604-789-2375 2 BDRM, Lynn Valley, $950 incls utils, n/s, n/p, own entry, reno’d. avail now. 604-984-9912 2 BR, 2 Bath, Dundarave West Van, large garden level, very quiet & private, wd, dw, no pets, ns, nr ammens, avail Oct 1, $1550 incls 604-617-4796 or 922-8777 2 Br $950 Central Lonsdale, fenced garden, fp, full bath, wd, ns np, clean quiet area 913-6727 2 BR big, new reno, garden level, 6 appls, near Cap Univ. $1350 +utils, now, ns, np, 604-980-6644 2 BR brand new WVan, 5 appl, quiet, priv, bus,nr elem/high schools, wd, wifi, n/s, n/p, $1400 incl 778-279-3001 pics @ craigslist.

NOW 604-987-6059, 604-376-9932

Have you registered your suite? Did you know that if you own a property in West Vancouver that contains secondary accommodation, you are required to have a business licence prior to renting it out. Register by Sept 30 & pay the discounted fee. To apply call 604-925-7152

6605

Townhouses Rent

4 Br Large $1950 Townhouse Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, playground, priv. yard, 1950sf, drapes, heat & prkg, incld. dw, 2 full & 2 1/2 baths 1 year lease. no pets, 1228 Emery Pl., near Lynn Valley Mall , 604-987- 4922

2 BR bsmt, bright, wd, dw, ns, Ambleside, Park Royal, Bus, Cats OK, $1395.. 778-848-2747

2 BR, Edgemont Village, house on lovely quiet St, 1 bath, mins to village, sundrenched deck & back yard, storage, ns, avail Oct 1, $1750. Call Keith 778-991-0924

2 BR grd lvl, bright, recent reno, share w/d, n.s, n/p Grd Blvd ref’s, $1275incl.immed 604-340-5116

1 BR+ den Edgemont, radiant flrs, w/d, i/net, satellite,ns, np, max 2, $1275 incl. Oct. 1st 604-985-7267

2 BR Ground Level, Dundarave, legal, quiet & new, ns, np. Oct 1 or Nov 1. $1400. 604-922-3093

HOME SERVICES Carpentry

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR +den, Pemberton Heights, 5 appls incl wd, 850sf new, ns, np, $1150 incl utils. 604-825-7433

1 BR+ den Ambleside, above ground, priv patio, np, suit prof. ns couple, Oct $1600. 604-926-7296 angie@cottagestyleinteriors.com

8030

6602

2 BR legal grnd level in new home nr Lynn Canyon, insuite w/d, new appls, ns $1100. 604-644-0859

2 BR garden level, wd, upper Lonsdale, fp, carport, $1295+1/3 utils, ns, np, Oct 1, 604-925-1036

8055

Cleaning

A JOURNEYMAN Carpenter. 30 yrs exp. Small renos. mouldings. Refs. (WCB) Dale 604-984-6997

MOVE IN ALLOWANCE 3 BR’S, 5 appls, 1.5 bath, Avail, 1 year lease, NP/NS. Rent starts at $1675. For viewing call 604-986-0511

Noma 728 W.14th St, 908-7368. 3 level, 3 BR, 2.5 baths, 2 prkg, roof deck, lease, $2300.

6615

Wanted To Rent

NEED FURNISHED Accom, sublet, mature woman & gentle quiet older dog, Oct 1st 604-929-6619

8058

Computer Services

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8060

Affordable Quality Finishing Doors, trim, small renos, baths, kitchens. John 604-980-5454

Concrete

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8035

REPAIR JOBS

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Carpet Cleaning

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8055 DUNDRAVE 4BR, 3bath, updated, 180° view, hw, gourmet kitch 925-8824 Vistarealty.net

6602

HONEST, RELIABLE, mature adult would like to house sit. Long term pref. Gerard 604-719-4674

6602

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

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

6545

Cleaning

Capilano

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8073

Drainage

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Glass Mirrors

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8130

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8175

Masonry

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Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000 ENTERPRISE MECHANICAL Systems. Plumbing, heating, gas fitting 19 yr exp cell 604-612-4347

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Serving the North Shore since 1963

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1986 ROLLS-ROYCE, 1-owner, only 56,000 km, as new. $30,000. 604-987-3876. D24627

9125

Domestic

’06 CHEVY Aveo 5. Only 38Kkms. “Total Plus” plan (60/60)till 07/11/11. $7,500. 604-765-4252. 1997 TOYOTA Camry 109K km, no acc, 4dr, auto, pwr everything, ac, air cared $5500 778-322-3314 2003 CHEV Malibu, 84K, auto, ac, dark green, 2 owners, $6500 obo, no accidents, 604-929-8834

9145

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9160

Sports & Imports

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The North Shore’s Best 2005 Infiniti G35 Sports Coupe 4 seater, auto/Tiptronic, local, leather, sunroof, pwr front seats, 18” Infiniti wheels, new tires, only 72k, immaculate. $21,850 2000 Mercedes Benz CL 500 Luxury Coupe, auto/Tiptronic, local, hands free phone system, GPS Navigation system, pulse & heated seats, pwr rear blind, only 117k from new, spotless. $19,850 2007 Volvo C30 2.4i Coupe, auto, local, power moonroof, a/c, pwr group, only 39k from new, spotlessly kept. $19,850 2003 BMW X5 4.4 auto, local sunroof, only 86k from new, spotless. $19,850 2003 BMW 330xi 4 Dr All Wheel Drive Sports Sedan, auto/Steptronic, local, sunroof, pwr heated leather sports seats, climate control, cd, only 77k from new, spotless. $19,850 2003 Mercedes Benz SLK 230 pwr steel top convertible, auto/Tiptronic, local, only 85k, immaculate. $18,850 2001 BMW 325i Cabriolet Pwr Top Convertible, auto/Steptronic, local, Sports Pkg, Harmon Kardon sound system, leather pwr heated sport seats, only 45k from new & spotlessly kept. $17,850

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1992 TOYOTA Landcruiser, 4x4, right hand drive, 196K km, seats 7, diesel / biodiesel, new tires & shocks, great shape, North Vancouver. $9,500 nego. 778-838-1637

2000 Mercedes Benz E320 4 Matic Sedan, All Wheel Drive, auto, local, only 46k from new, an exceptional example of this model. $14,850 2002 Mercedes Benz CLK 320 Coupe auto, local, sunroof, only 76k, exceptional $13,850 1997 BMW 528i 4Dr Sedan auto, local, only 129k, sunroof, walnut dash, spotlessly kept. $11,850

2005 NISSAN Xterra SE 4wd, 1 owner 122 k, no accid, winter tires, $19,950. 604-880-0542

9160

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1993 NISSAN 240, black, low km 1 owner, 5 spd, sr, power pack, mint cond., $6800, 604-505-4957

2006 Mazda 3 4Dr Sedan DX, auto, local, pwr group, a/c, only $10,850 34k, immaculate 2004 Hyundai Sonata GLX V6, 4dr, auto/Tiptronic, local, sunroof, leather pwr seats, climate control a/c, heated seats, only 39K from new, spotless. $9,850 1995 BMW 320i 4Dr Economy Sedan, auto, local, sunroof, alloy wheels, only 163k, exceptionally well kept. $5,850

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2006 CHEV COBALT SS 2007 HYUNDAI ACCENT SR 2009 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID Sporty & clean, Pwr group, a/c, subwoofer, Leather, sunroof, pwr windows & locks, only 58,630kms, gold U5491. Was $23,995. U4484 only 35,000kms MGRS SPECIAL $22,995 PRICED TO SELL $22,999 NOW $13,900 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA XRS Silver, auto, only 54,000kms, one owner, U5535 $19,995

2010 LEXUS RX 350 Only 27,000kms, silver on black leather $45,990

2007 FORD F150 XLT New leather, heated seats, all pwr options $21,731

2007 VOLVO XC90 Sunroof, leather, AWD, low kms, U4563 $27,999

2009 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GL Auto, low kms, a/c, pwr group $14,808

2009 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID Leather, sunroof, pwr windows & locks, only 47,378kms, U5490. Was $24,995 MGRS SPECIAL $23,995

2010 LEXUS LX570 Grey, fully loaded, only 6,800kms, save $10,000 $93,990

2007 BMW 525I Alloys, I-Drive, sunroof $28,909

2007 VOLVO S60 2.5T Auto, leather, navigation, AWD U4558 $22,999

2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL Hatchback, only 32,000kms, a/c, 3 to choose. ONLY $12,900

2008 LEXUS IS 350 One owner, immaculate, sport pkg, pearl white, only 27,000kms, U10893A SALE $38,995

2009 LEXUS IS 350 Fully loaded, black on black, only 30,000kms $46,990

2007 MERCEDES BENZ B200 Leather, low kms $20,534

2007 VOLVO C30 T5 M Sunroof, turbo, 5spd, low kms, U4562 $24,888

2008 HYUNDAI TUCSON LTD Low kms, loaded. ONLY $22,500

SOLD

2007 TOYOTA YARIS 5dr hatchback, pwr wind & locks, keyless entry, only 58,921kms, U5554 $14,995

2009 LEXUS ISF Silver on black $61,990

2007 AUDI A4 3.2 QUATTRO S-Line pack, Xenon lights, only 36,000kms $32,768

2007 VOLVO C70 CONVERTIBLE Auto, low kms, top model, loaded, U4584. Was $35,999. NOW $32,888

2007 TOYOTA YARIS 5dr hatchback, a/c, pwr group, only 62,000kms. Was $14,900 NOW $14,530

2007 TOYOTA YARIS Sedan, red, auto, only 37,700kms, U5555 $13,995

2008 LEXUS IS 250 AWD, fully loaded, only 11,800kms, Lexus Certified $43,990

2007 VW RABBIT 2.5 New rims and tires, tinted windows, manual $13,788

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

2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GL 3.3L V6, AWD, pwr group, 125,400kms NOW $17,995

2007 TOYOTA CAMRY LE V6 Pwr seat, cruise, a/c, grey, very comfortable, U11014A $18,995

2008 MERCEDES BENZ ML 550 White on tan, only 30,000kms $49,990

2006 MAZDA 3 Leather, pwr options, premium audio, 2.3L $14,907

NO PAYMENTS FOR 90 DAYS O.A.C

2007 MAZDA 3 GS SPORT Low kms, a/c, pwr group. Was $18,900. NOW ONLY $18,530

2007 TOYOTA RAV4 SPORT White, alloys, V6, pwr windows & locks, keyless entry, U5548 $23,495

2006 LEXUS RX 400H Savanagh on tan, fully loaded, Lexus Certified $34,990

2006 VW TOUAREG V6, only 40,000kms, sunroof, new tires, leather $29,872

2007 LEXUS IS250 Pearl white, auto, a/c, low kms, U4565. Was $28,999 NOW $23,999

2007 HYUNDAI ACCENT L Manual ONLY $8,808

2007 NISSAN 350Z CONVERT Black on black, 6spd manual, only 47,000kms, don’t miss this beauty, U5526 $31,995

2006 INFINITI G35 COUPE White on grey, fully loaded, low kms $27,990

2006 MERCEDES BENZ ML350 Navigation, pwr trunk, park assist $29,422

2002 MERCEDES BENZ CLK 430 Convertible, auto, low kms, U4573 NOW $22,999

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

2007 TOYOTA YARIS 3dr hatchback, auto, only 72,000kms, very clean, U5503. Was $10,995. SALE PRICE $9,995

2003 TOYOTA RAV4 AWD, great condition, silver on grey, auto $15,990

2006 AUDI TT QUATTRO 1.8 TURBO AWD, 6 spd manual, leather, Xenon lights $26,818

1999 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4WD, auto, a/c, U00107 $9,999

2003 HYUNDAI ELANTRA VE Low kms, a/c, pwr group ONLY $6,300

2003 PONTIAC VIBE 128,000kms, black, hatchback, a/c, pwr windows & locks, very clean, U10893C SALE PRICE $8,995

2004 PORSCHE CAYANNE S Grey on grey, 22” wheels, great looking SUV $28,990

2004 MAZDA RX8 Premium audio, manual, must see! $16,887

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9173

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2008 FORD F350 SUPER DUTY XLT Leather, turbo diesel, must see! $38,000

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Red Reishi Mushroom Capsules – The ONE Mushroom Mikei Red Reishi Mushroom Capsules Boosts energy naturally, enhances your immune system and helps you react better to stress. Manufactured in Japan to exacting standards of purity. ave

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Back to School with Mini Vits SISU Mini Vits is a delicious tasting, high-quality multivitamin and mineral for children. They will love the way it tastes, and you will love that it contains only natural ingredients with no artificial colours or flavours. It contains extra calcium and Ester-C® brand vitamin C to ensure adequate dietary levels essential for growing children. Your children will think that Mini Vits are a tasty treat, not the healthy supplement that they actually are! $

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Teens Multi

Bowel problems cause a lot of stress for more people than you’d think.A proper supply of friendly gut bacteria can help rebalance digestion and elimination, but not just any acidophilus will do. Udo’s Choice Hi-Potency Bowel Probiotic is specially formulated to address chronic lower bowel conditions. It is high in bifidobacteria balanced with lactobacilli, with 49 billion viable cells up to the date of expiry. Only probiotic strains that are naturally resistant to stomach acid have been selected, to ensure maximum results. $ Save 5

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Total Body Rapid Cleanse

• Potent pain relief, helps to halt damage • Accelerates and improves healing • Modulates inflammation and spasm throughout the body

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It’s no secret that teenagers’ diets often leave something to be desired. Unfortunately, that ‘something’ is usually essential nutrients. Our newest multivitamin and mineral supplement is a great tasting wild cherry flavoured chewable tablet and is designed for teens with added Ester-C® Vitamin C and 275 mg of calcium per tablet. It would also be ideal for adults who do not wish to swallow tablets or capsules.The suggested dosage for teens is three tablets daily with $ meals and the suggested dosage for adults is four tablets daily with meals.

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Ester-C® Chewable Star Tabs SISU Kids™ Ester-C® 250 mg chewable star tabs are tasty vitamin C treats with 250 mg of powerful Ester-C® brand vitamin C. Kids will love this antioxidant in mouth-watering citrus punch, wildberry and orange flavours. Ester-C® chewables contain all-natural ingredients and are sweetened naturally with fructose, dextrose and stevia. Ester-C® is less acidic than regular vitamin C, making it easier $ on little stomachs and tooth enamel.

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North Shore News - September 19, 2010  

North Shore News - September 19, 2010 printed edition