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Mayors want minimum wage hike Walton, Mussatto join 19 other mayors seeking a $10-an-hour minimum wage James Weldon

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NORTH Vancouver’s mayors are calling for a $2 hike in minimum wage.

District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton and City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto made the demand in an open letter to Premier Gordon Campbell on Oct. 5. The document was also signed by 19 other mayors from across the British Columbia as well as the B.C. Federation of Labour. At $8 an hour, the province’s minimum rate is the lowest in Canada, said the authors. It has been at that level for eight years, despite the fact that British Columbia’s poverty rate and cost of living are among the highest in Canada, they wrote. The mayors demanded that it be increased immediately to $10 per hour, that it be raised incrementally thereafter, and that B.C.’s controversial $6 training wage be eliminated. “(This) won’t solve all our problems, (but) it is a crucial step in the fight against poverty in our communities,” they wrote. The issue is especially pressing in North Vancouver, where the cost of living can be onerous, said the city’s Mussatto in an interview. “A $10 minimum wage at least gives people a chance to have housing,” See Yamamoto page 9

Stimulus money prompts Heywood Park upgrade Benjamin Alldritt

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THE City of North Vancouver’s Heywood Park will see a variety of changes and upgrades in the coming months now that city council has approved a $900,000 renovation plan. The first phase of work, to be completed by the end of March, 2011, includes replacement of the public bathrooms near the southern foot of the park, a new adventure playground and “tot lot,” and paths connecting the new play areas. A portion of this work will be paid for by $133,000 in federal stimulus money, hence the March deadline. The balance of the money comes from the city’s Marine Drive Amenity Fund, money that came from previous developer charges and sale of city land. Kevin Connery, a consultant hired by the city to help develop a plan for the park, told councillors that later in the spring work would begin on See City page 5

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Reporter and wife choose home birth to the astonishment of many

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MY wife is a reserved, polite woman and, as such, I was half expecting her to remain nearly silent during the birth of our first child for fear of upsetting anyone in earshot with any uncomfortable screaming.

After it was all over, she actually confirmed my suspicions: her plan was to keep it as quiet as possible. But in the heat of the moment that plan changed quickly. And noisily. The beauty of contractions, as far as I can tell, is that there are breaks between each one that allow the mother to rest, regroup and set herself for the next one. It was during one of these lulls — coming after an intense push that had her letting it all out — that my wife turned to me and said something that I found hilarious. “I guess we should have told the people upstairs that we were going to give birth down here,” she said. Well then. ••• The idea of having a home birth came fairly early on in the pregnancy. It was in the back of my mind but it probably would have stayed there because of our current living arrangements. Given the North Shore housing situation and our lack of a million dollars, we currently rent a garden suite — our fancy name for a basement. To me, the concept of home births normally conjures images of expansive country homes with claw-foot tubs, a four-post kingsized bed, the smell of patchouli hanging in the room and billowy white curtains tossed softly by a warm spring breeze. Nowhere in that image are there any six-foot-high ceilings, clanky furnaces or unsuspecting landlords sleeping upstairs. But it was my wife who first asked the question: Why not a home birth? I didn’t have a great answer to that question, aside from my hatred of patchouli and our lack of claw-foot tubs, so we looked into it. We had already chosen a midwifery practice to be our primary caregiver throughout the pregnancy, so that meant that a home birth was a possibility (the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia advises against planned home births and does not allow its physicians to attend them). Our midwives never pushed the idea on us — they simply supplied us with information about the pros and cons of home births and hospital births. A 2009 article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal examined every planned home birth attended by a midwife in British Columbia from 2000-2004 — 2,889 in total — and compared the outcomes to all hospital births meeting the same eligibility requirements attended by a midwife as well as a matching sample of physician-attended hospital births. The results put home births in a very good light. The study concluded that “planned home birth attended by a registered midwife was associated with very low and comparable rates of perinatal death and reduced rates of obstetric interventions and adverse maternal outcomes compared with planned hospital birth attended by a midwife or physician.” The B.C. government began regulating and publicly funding midwives in 1998 — the cost of midwifery care is now covered for all B.C. residents with a valid Carecard. There are approximately 145 practising midwives in the province, all registered with the College of Midwives of British Columbia. The University of British Columbia accepts 10 students per year into a four-year Midwifery Education Program within the Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine that leads to a bachelor of midwifery degree. It’s the only program of its kind in Western Canada. According to the Midwives Association of British Columbia, B.C. midwives deliver nearly 10 per cent of the province’s babies compared to two per cent in the rest of the country. Approximately 30 per cent of this province’s midwifery clients choose to give birth at home, meaning approximately three per cent of all babies in the province are born at home. Our midwives reported that home births generally resulted in shorter labours, lower infection rates for babies and moms, as well as greater client satisfaction due to the comfortable, familiar setting of the home as opposed to the sterile, unfamiliar hospital setting. ••• The information my wife and I uncovered about home births was very encouraging, but there was still that little nagging doubt about health and safety. What if something went wrong? What if we needed all those doctors and forceps and spinal taps and nurses and IV bags and drugs and wheelchairs and orderlies and little cups of Jell-O to keep mom and baby safe? Our final fears were allayed when we attended a home-birth information night put on by a midwifery clinic in Vancouver. The midwife giving the presentation fielded all of our questions about safety as she unloaded three huge duffel bags full of medical supplies

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BABY Lucas and his mother Joanne share a tender moment at the North Vancouver home that Lucas was born in. Approximately three per cent of all babies in British Columbia have planned home births attended by midwives. that every midwife takes to every home birth. It was like a magical travelling hospital; items such as a resuscitation bag and mask, oxygen tanks, suturing instruments and equipment for newborn intubation popping out. Midwife protocol dictates that there be two trained attendants at every home birth. Among other benefits, this means that in the case of emergency mom and baby can be looked after simultaneously. There were also clear guidelines spelled out about what situations would lead to a midwife suggesting or strongly advising that the birth be moved to a hospital. What wasn’t included in the home birth package, aside from the cups of Jell-O, were any options for pain reduction. If this thing was happening at home, it was happening au naturel. Knowing this, we chose home anyway with my wife leading the charge. She may be polite but, as we would soon find out, she’s one tough Mama. Once we decided that home was our No. 1 plan, we had to pass the strict criteria laid out for home births. Only low risk, normal pregnancies are eligible for home birth. Midwives assess the situation throughout the pregnancy and into labour to make sure that the guidelines are continually met. Mothers with serious medical conditions or who are giving birth to multiples are precluded from giving birth at home, as are women who go into labour very early or very late in their pregnancies. Factors such as the length of time required to travel to a hospital under current road and weather conditions are also considered in deciding on the suitability of a home birth. My wife and I were given the green light (actually more like a yield sign — proceed with caution) and then came the hard part: telling people our decision. On Day 1 of our pre-natal class — held in the shiny new West Vancouver Community Centre — all of the couples were asked what hospital they were going to give birth in. We were the only ones in the group to declare our home as our hospital of choice. Dropped jaws, nervous glances and even a few gasps greeted our announcement. It was a reaction we grew accustomed to over

the next few months. Many of our friends and family members seemed equally concerned for our sanity as our safety. One wellmeaning co-worker said he could not in good conscience hear about our home birth plans without relating the story of his own child’s birth several years ago. A wrapped cord and sluggish heartbeat threatened brain damage for his son and was thankfully overcome by immediate intervention available only in a hospital, he said. Another co-worker who recently gave birth offered some advice, not knowing we were planning on being at home. “Your job is to make sure your wife gets all the drugs she wants,” she told me. I responded with a nervous laugh and a quick change of subject. Then there was my wife’s visit with an old friend. He’s an obstetrician/gynecologist. He’s married to a labour and delivery nurse. He greeted my wife’s home-birth declaration with a look of sheer dumbfounded disapproval. “Why would you do that?” he said, his incredulousness completely unmasked as he began the uncomfortable process of trying to talk her out of her birth plan by relating the horrors he’s seen when childbirth goes wrong. His wife the nurse, also a new mother, was only slightly more diplomatic. “Obviously I would never do that, but it’s your choice,” she said as an awkward silence fell, an ideological chasm cleaving the room in two. If that figurative chasm had been an actual rocky cliff, I believe my wife would have seriously considered scaling down it to flee the scene. ••• The labour and birth were 19 of the most amazing, surreal, holyshit-did-that-just-happen hours of my life. I awoke at 5 a.m. to find my wife sitting in bed playing with her iPod. “Are you in labour?” I said. “Yes,” came the answer. See As page 10


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City to spend $900K in total

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realigning some of the trails within the park. “From a salmon point of view, this is arguably our most active creek,” Connery said. “You generally want to keep trails at least 15 metres away from the creek,” he said. “We are still going to have those points of contacts, but we want to limit them.” The realigned trails would be kept to a three per cent grade in order to maintain accessibility for seniors and people who use mobility aids. Several stretches of the existing trails were also vulnerable to erosion and minor landslides, Connery said. A new bridge over Mackay Creek, an improved entry plaza on Marine Drive, invasive species NEWS photo Mike Wakefield removal and an ethnobotanical garden featuring native and THE bland and neglected entrance to Heywood Park on Marine Drive in North European species will also be Vancouver will be getting an upgrade to the tune of $900,000. part of the work carrying on through 2011. Earlier in the meeting, city staff presented a general plan in Connery’s report also suggested a number of additions for future principle for upgrade of the city’s other parks. consideration, such as viewing platforms, heritage interpretation Consultant Catherine Berris said the city should work to acquire and more senior-focused areas. In total, the complete renovation is new parklands in hopes of maintaining an average of three hectares expected to cost $2.1 million. per thousand residents. The city currently boasts 3.14 hectares per Where the park meets Marine Drive, the report suggests some thousands residents, but that number will fall to 2.86 in the next form of public art to highlight the trail entrance. The example decade based on population growth estimates. offered was a forest of poles, an idea that fell flat with councillors. “You have an increasing, aging and diversifying population that “I’m not very impressed with the pole forest,” said Coun. Rod you need to take care of with parks in a very limited space,” Berris Clark at an Oct. 4 council meeting. “That is a very important said. “Higher density living is making it more important to have intersection . . . I think it behooves us to find a very nice treatment good access to parks.” of that space.” Addressing certain specific issues, Berries said the North Shore Clark suggested the space house an obelisk, an idea that drew should construct three new artificial turf sports fields, review the hoots of laughter and a series of wisecracks from his council scheduling for existing fields, and consider finding “second-tier, colleagues. community use” fields for casual users. Both City and District of Coun. Pam Bookham noted the protest against a piece of public North Vancouver councils have heard concerns from players of art planned for Deep Cove Park, and warned council that the public “pick-up” games that they can’t find a field they are allowed to use. “doesn’t want us to gild the lily. Nature has its own beauty to Berris also suggested the city designate two new areas as dog-offoffer.” leash, but acknowledged not all park users would be happy to hear But with the public art decision to made at a later date, council that. “It’s a huge controversial topic for the public to deal with,” unanimously endorsed the Heywood Park plan. she said.

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HE Chilean mining rescue played out before millions of TV viewers worldwide this week was a new kind of reality TV — human drama that’s actually real. Bigger dramas have unfolded both before and after Los 33 became trapped underground when the San Jose mine collapsed Aug. 5. But the world watched with breath held for the miners to emerge because their story touched something deeply human in us. The 33 men trapped underground have been to their darkest places, yet emerged again to embrace their loved ones and breathe the desert air. Along the way they managed to demonstrate the human spirit at its finest — ordinary, flawed people who overcame fears and disagreements to

you said it “Fire and the use of fire seems to occupy Ms. Mitchell’s thoughts more than a normal person.” Crown counsel Gillian Parson asks a provincial court judge to sentence Pamela Ruth Mitchell to jail time for setting two arson fires on New Year’s Day. Mitchell was given a 16-month conditional sentence (from an Oct. 10 news story). ••• “This is going to be fraught with controversy.” City of North Vancouver Coun. Guy Heywood looks ahead to the planning and design process for a new Harry Jerome recreation centre (from an Oct. 13 news story). ••• “I’m not doing anything wrong. I’m not putting anyone in danger.” District of North Vancouver resident Auri Petrina is going to B.C. Supreme Court after the district declared her English mastiff, Walter, an aggressive dog. Walter allegedly attacked a puppy training to be an assistance dog near Sowden Park (from an Oct. 15 news story).

pull together and survive. It helped, of course, that there was no expense and no technical expertise spared for the rescue. Almost anything is possible, given enough money. But that doesn’t take away from surviving a 69-day entombment through the combined forces of hope and discipline. Now all 33 miners have been pulled to safety, the qualities that helped them survive below will be sorely tested. Let’s hope in the weeks to follow, the glare of the TV cameras, the gifts and new celebrity status won’t degenerate into an orgy of exploitation. Let’s hope that both the miners and the rest of the world can hold on to something of that moment when the earth gave them up and returned them to life again.

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Dear Editor: I read with interest and concern your article by Jane Seyd in the Oct. 1 edition of the North Shore News entitled Owner Wins WV Foreshore Fight regarding a breakwater that is owned by a prominent lawyer and developer on the foreshore in front of his home on Pitcairn Place in West Vancouver — foreshore that apparently he successfully purchased from the provincial government recently. In 1969, the municipality was awarded a lease of the foreshore from high tide to 1,000 feet offshore, allowing it to preserve and protect this valuable asset of ours. Subsequently, council adopted a policy for dealing with any encroachments existing prior to that time, and has diligently restricted construction

of retaining walls, infill, etc. there. Apparently in the last 10 years, the provincial government has started selling off the foreshore to adjacent homeowners who have succeeded by various means in backfilling to create land. I am concerned that the province is setting a dangerous precedent because any “meddling” with the foreshore can restrict free access to the beach by adversely changing and affecting the shoreline down current. This is evident in all the construction that has taken place over the last few years at the foot of 27th Street, a public access where large equipment has been working the beach to the east, piling gigantic rocks, creating new washouts down-current, and making the beach inaccessible for recreation. Thanks to the foresight of the early settlers, West

Vancouver is dotted with little waterfront parks and municipally maintained steps to the beach so that residents can walk there with their children and dogs, swim and take their kayaks and windsurfers there. I think we should all support council and staff in their efforts to protect this gem that is our foreshore, and let the government know that we are opposed to any future sales. You have quoted Mr. John Laxton at the end of your article as saying that the municipality has spent a lot of money fighting an issue that nobody seems concerned about. I think Mr. Laxton is wrong. We are indeed concerned about our foreshore. Ann Gilbert West Vancouver

Dear Editor: Thank you for Kate Zimmerman’s Oct. 10 column regarding books on audio-books. As a librarian with the District of North Vancouver and a devotee of recorded books, I want to thank you for bringing attention to this format and for mentioning their availability through the library. We have hundreds of titles, both fiction and non-fiction, both for children and adults, that too often the public overlooks. We buy new titles in several formats so that best-sellers can be read

several ways. I have just finished listening to David Sedaris’s latest title, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, which is hilarious and disturbing at the same time. A modernday Aesop’s Fables of sorts, it is read by the author, assisted by others including the gravelly-voiced Elaine Stritch and the plummy English accent of Sian Phillips (Mrs. Peter O Toole). I agree that the reader/narrator can make or break the story. My personal favourite is American Barbara Rosenblat, whose ability with different

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Spa hotel teaches new dogs old tricks

DESIGNER Roberto Cavalli is selling leopardprint underpants for dogs, proof positive that our treatment of pets gets ever more lavish.

Some animal spas now feature flat-screen TVs, bedtime stories, swimming pools and even a soft tissue therapy called myofascial release. But is this what Rover really wants? Armed with a hidden microphone and a Japanese device that interprets dogs’ remarks, the North Shore News went undercover to investigate. Here’s the transcript. Reporter: (whispering) I’m hiding underneath a boardroom table surrounded by eight dogs and one woman. The border collie at the head of the table is called Rex. Rex: (barking gruffly) All right, gentledogs, I’m calling this meeting to order. We’re assembled today to discuss the details of our revolutionary new project, BFF Hotels. Pom-Pom, will you kindly sum up our plans? (Pom-Pom, a Shih Tsu wearing a black leather bustier and pearls, stands on her chair.) Pom-Pom: (in short, sharp barks) Thank-you, Rex. Our first spa hotel location launches in two weeks. Our human friend Brumhilda came up with

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No questions asked, Club Med style From page 7 chemical stench of skunk or squirrel that they bring to the party will simply add to the festive atmosphere. (A Doberman, Adolf, stretches ostentatiously.) Adolf: Vat about ze loners? How can magnificent beasts such as myself find peace in ze midst of zis BFF chaos? Pom-Pom: There’s always the meditation room, featuring a large bed covered with a down duvet. An artificial pool of light streams in when there isn’t enough sunlight to sleep in. There’s also a lot of Philip Glass music, or silence, if you prefer. Adolf: (agitated) I just zot of somezing! Are zer going to be cats in zis place? Pom-Pom: (shuddering) Of course not! BFF is all dogs, all the time. Adolf: (suddenly energized) Girl dogs and boy dogs, in ze same rooms? Rex: (cheerfully) Certainly, and even some who are undecided. As far as we’re concerned, BFF Hotels is our Club Med, where clients kick it old school. Meeting adjourned. Anyone for Snausages? (The Reporter wags her tail.) kate@katezimmerman.ca


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he said. Two-thirds of B.C.’s minimum wage earners are women — many of them single parents, said Mussatto. Even bumping them to $10 an hour may not be enough. “That’s $1,600 dollars a month less income tax and things like that,” said Mussatto. “If you’re trying to raise a child on that, it’s extremely difficult.” New Westminster recently pegged a living wage in that community at $17 an hour, he noted. The District of North Vancouver’s Walton took a similar view: “Even (for) young people working for minimum wage . . . trying to move out and move up in their lives, it’s a tremendous challenge given the rents even for basement suites.” But Naomi Yamamoto, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, said the province has no plans to bump the rate, as a $2 jump might hurt jobs. “For some businesses where labour is a huge component of their expenses, that’s a 25-percent increase,” she said. “Right now, I don’t know that many businesses . . . can handle that.” Mussatto rejected that argument, noting that other provinces, all of which have a higher wage than B.C., saw a minimal drop in employment, if any, when they pushed up their rates. Walton made a similar point, although he did not dismiss the concern entirely, saying his council had raised the possibility that the move might hurt small businesses that rely on casual labour. One way to blunt the impact might be to make the change in stages, he suggested.

The North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, which Yamamoto used to lead, has said that if an increase takes place, it should be phased in. Mussatto said the province should have been doing that over the past eight years. The wage, raised in tandem with the province’s consumer price index, would have grown to $9.21 by 2009, according to figures from BC Stats — although certain common expenses, such as rent, have grown significantly faster over that period. But even a raise at the rate of inflation might be problematic, said Yamamoto. “It sounds reasonable,” she said. “(But) I’m not sure that I would endorse that. It depends on where you start from and what your benchmark is. I would actually worry that . . . it would create this artificial depressing of wages.” Much better to cut taxes and increase the number of families receiving rental assistance — as her government has done — in order to increase take-home pay, she said. B.C.’s $213 annual HST credit also helps in that respect, she said. Yamamoto went on to point out that just 2.3 per cent of British Columbians make the $8 minimum, and that half of those live with their parents. Asked if the rate should ever be raised, Yamamoto said: “We shouldn’t be looking at the minimum wage. . . . If we’re allowing people, whether through lower taxes or rental assistance, to keep more money in their pockets, that’s what we should be looking at.” Asked if that meant no, Yamamoto said: “I think that depends on strength of our economy. . . . What you don’t want to do is reduce opportunities for young people to get into the work force at a reasonable wage. If they’re good, they’re not staying on it very long.”

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As the morning wore on we set up the room for the delivery — a relatively quick process involving duct tape, absorbent pads and a stack of towels — before visiting our local bakery and going for a walk around the neighbourhood. Back at home we ate our own food and lounged in our own comfortable surroundings. “I may regret saying this, but this isn’t so bad,” my wife said. By mid-afternoon it was pretty bad. When things got really intense my wife sat on the edge of our bed, wrapped her arms around me and buried her face in my belly. Stubborn even in pain, we strictly adhered to our midwife’s directives not to call until the contractions reached a certain length and frequency for a sustained period of time. They never did reach the exact criteria but by the time we finally made the call and the midwife arrived she informed us that we were well underway. Within an hour my wife moved into the pushing phase and the second midwife arrived. I will never forget the amazing things my wife did for our child over the next four hours. It was natural and raw and I spent the entire time perched on my bed inches away from my wife’s face, my only duties to whisper encouragement, offer water through a bendy straw and brush the tension and heat from her face with a damp cloth. The midwives quietly coached us, the repeated words “this is very safe” bringing me unimaginable peace and relief. We were prepared, but nothing can prepare you. My wife had no idea what to do and yet she did everything perfectly. Finally came the miracle moment. The head out. The first cry from our baby’s mouth. The body followed and, like magic, the thing that was a bump inside the belly was now lying on Mama’s chest, the dull grey hue of seconds-old skin turning pink before our eyes as our son took his first breaths. Wow. ••• “So how did it go?” It’s a question new mothers face that is almost always accompanied with a look of grimaced sympathy, the questioner bracing for a horror story of hours of pain and stress. “It was great,” my wife has replied on numerous occasions. “Well, as great as labour could be, I guess,” she adds when the jaws of those within earshot fall to the ground. Labour, great? Yes. When it was all over my wife said she would not have had it any other way. It’s a stance that has prompted a lot of interest, questions and curiosity — not to mention serious kudos to my wife for her all-natural delivery — from our friends as well as the other new parents we met through our pre-natal class. Even my co-worker with the brain damage warning was intrigued — he was the one who encouraged me to write about the home-birth experience. And shock of shocks, though they were home the whole time, Landlords page 11


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our upstairs neighbours did not realize that our baby was born at home in their rented basement suite. “When did you go in to the hospital?” our landlady asked when she dropped by to say a quick hello a few days later. Um, never. Surprise! ••• In the moments after the birth, the midwives discreetly attended to my wife while allowing plenty of time for family cuddling and bonding. Once we were all nicely acquainted they conducted a few basic measurements, tests and procedures. To weigh him, they wrapped him in a sling and suspended him from a scale, much like you would do to weigh a prize fish. It’s a favourite photo-op for home births, we were told. Soon he was back in Mama’s arms, alert and in search of his new favourite food source. As we stared at our new wonder the midwives cleaned up the suite, leaving no trace of NEWS photo Cindy Goodman a birth except for one garbage bag full of waste, another full THE Prest family enjoy an intimate moment. of dirty laundry and a placenta stored in a container in the freezer. With the house were tired, excited and scared. We were entering a cleaned and Dad, Mom and baby all settled in, the whole new world but we were entering it together midwives left. and it was the most amazing feeling in the world. Now it was just our little family. All three of us It felt like home.

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Andrea Eilers and Sue MacDonald prepare for their choral group Burstin’ with Broadway’s surprise performance.

North Shore Celtic Ensemble’s Jesse Kazemir and Lena Benwood perform. Culture Days, a national celebration of arts and culture from coast to coast, was marked at West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Centre Sept. 25. The large-scale showcase of the North Shore’s performing arts community saw more than 150 performers take the stage to the delight of audience members.

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like that and had been looking for it for myself for a long time,” McDonnell said on the phone from her day-job as a North Vancouver massage therapist. She stressed that the purpose of her blog is to unite all different groups of North Shore residents who may feel otherwise turned off by the perceived cliquishness of many athletic or outdoors clubs in the area. “I want to speak to the people who are already doing it, but more importantly, I want to speak to the people on the North Shore who might not be doing it but have always wanted to get out and just don’t know how,” she said. With posts about dog-friendly parks,

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Winners crowned at half marathon RUNNERS were out in full force Thanksgiving Monday for the fourth annual North Shore Credit Union Half Marathon.

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The value of the North Shore’s trails is significant From page 13

ence. Again, the mountains belong to everyone. First off, it doesn’t matter if you walk, jog, bike or horseback ride, every one of us destroys the trails. All trails start to erode at some point. On the North Shore, this is due to the soft terrain and the wicked rain we get that washes down the loose soil. So, the question is, should we build trails for hikers, bikers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and ski and snowboarders? In my opinion, the answer to this question is a resounding yes. Having trails throughout the

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THERE are different ways to be kind and in this well-written guide you will see how a diet that is good for you is also good for the planet. Alicia Silverstone is best known for her acting roles but her passion and commitment to conservation is what comes across so well throughout this book. She describes her own journey towards a plantbased diet and the lessons she learned along the way. Recognizing that individuals will make this transition at different paces, she discusses three different approaches. Starting with Flirting, where you are “simply sticking your toe in the Kind Diet.” The second plan is Vegan, “it’s for experienced Flirts and those of you who, after reading this book want to commit to a plant-based diet.”

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TOBIN Copley completes a leg of his Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser, a bike ride to the North Shore from East Vancouver, followed by a run up the Grouse Grind while shouldering his bike, then back to East Van, in honour of his good friend’s sister, who has breast cancer.

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QUESTION: I have several friends who got married a few years ago and are now having real problems. It makes me worry about making a commitment to my boyfriend even though I am very attracted to him. Why is it that many marriages go sour while others survive? Answer: People have written books on this one but here is a shot at a brief answer. To some degree, the success of a relationship depends upon the couple’s ability to deal with two major sets of stressors: first, the differences between them; and second, the challenges that life throws at them. Let’s look at both of these. People who are very similar to each other usually get along with few disruptions in the flow of their connection. In

general, similarities take care of themselves. It’s the differences between us that test the waters. At the same time, opposites attract, so it is probable that there will be differences and the more differences there are, the more energy required to accommodate them. Some couples do better with this accommodation than others. The emotional maturity of the individuals is a critical factor here. This maturity is a product of both genetic and environmental influences. Some of us are more fortunate in this department than others. One thing seems clear however, and that is that we tend to make a commitment to someone who is at about the same level of emotional maturity as we are. An immature person will have more difficulty with differences than a mature person will. The mature person is more solid in his/her self and therefore less agitated by the differences, more able to weigh and consider them and is less focused on the need to argue the superiority of their own position. Even the most mature individuals can get into trouble if life throws enough challenges at them. Whether it’s luck, karma or just plain misfortune, some couples are more tested than others. Job

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factors that influence the health of a relationship, not least of which is the support system that surrounds a couple. People who have solid connections with both friends and family are at an advantage when misfortune knocks at their door. Couples who are more isolated depend too heavily on each other for comfort and support, and in times of distress this may not be

forthcoming. All of this said, every relationship is a risk. For the most part, it is our own immaturity that we are up against. When we decide to commit ourselves to a relationship, we are taking on the challenge of living with and working on the immaturities that will surface in this particular engagement.

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Margaret Anne Speak, M.A., C.C.C., works with couples, individuals and families from a Bowen Family Systems perspective at Family Services of the North Shore. Questions? Write onthecouch@ familyservices.bc.ca or call 604-988-5281.

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have a good ear for music and we play the tunes I’ve listened to all my life — “Heart of Oak,” for example and my favourite, “The Maple Leaf Forever.’” Len’s personal naval museum, located next to the Haffenden dining room, features ship models, photographs and a collection of more than 100 cap ribbons or “tallies,” including four from the vessels on which Len served. At the back of the house is the library, bookcases on each wall, organized by subject. Len pulls out Boxing for Boys, the first book he purchased with his own money. It cost half a crown back in the ’40s. His copy of Sylva Sylvarum, a natural history by Sir Francis Bacon, printed in 1639, cost considerably more. His office across the hall is a shrine to

Sherlock Holmes. Here, Len conducts his research, composes articles and corresponds with fellow aficionados. Len does not simply amass items; he is an authority on his subjects and is in demand as a speaker. A parallel career as an appraiser and an arbitrator grew from Len’s interest in vintage and antique automobiles. Here are framed photographs of cars he and his friends purchased, restored, enjoyed and resold over the years — Morgans, MGs, a 1910 Cadillac, Studebakers — probably 30 in all. The count does not include the Rolls-Royces Len has owned, four in total. Two reside in the garage today, a 1954 Silver Dawn and a 1957 Silver Cloud, parked beside Len’s latest restoration, a 1923 Nash. Reminiscent of family adventures on the Matchless motorcycle, Len’s first new car was a 1966 Morgan four-seater into which

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COMMUNITY CONNEXIONS NEWSLETTER 1070 Roosevelt Crescent North Vancouver, BC V7P 1M3 T: 604 984 9321 F: 604 984 9882 www.nsconnexions.org

North Shore ConneXions Society (ConneXions) is a non-profit organization that supports families and serves children and adults living with a developmental disability. Our vision is a community where all people with disabilities have equal opportunities to lead active, fulfilling lives and are recognized as contributing members of the community.

October 2010 | ISSUE 10

A Brief History of Self Advocacy What is a Self Advocate? • Self advocacy means that individuals with disabilities speak out for themselves regarding issues that affect them • They assist others on how to advocate for themselves • They also act as an advocate for those who may not be able to speak for themselves • A self advocate is a leader • Self advocates work together to fight discrimination and break down barriers • Self advocates work hard to make a difference in their community • Self advocates are experts on their own lives The self advocate movement began when a Swedish parent’s organization for children with developmental disabilities held a meeting in Sweden in 1968. The individuals at the meeting decided they wanted to speak for themselves and created a list of changes they wanted made to their services. During the next five years meetings similar to this took place in England, Canada and the United States.

Larger organizations and groups were formed and became more prevalent in society. People First of Canada is a strong independent self advocacy group. In the late 1970’s the British Columbia chapter of People First Canada was started to provide adults with developmental disabilities and their communities with the support, training, and resources necessary for individuals to learn about and advocate for their own rights.

This movement has its roots in the broader civil rights movements of the 1960’s and 1970’s but is in many respects is still in its infancy. The goal of self advocacy is to provide the tools and experience to allow individuals to take greater control over their own lives. The focus is on reducing the isolation of people with disabilities.

The International Year of the Disabled proclaimed by the United Nations in 1981 gave a boost to the self advocacy movement across the country.

The self advocacy movement involves individuals from all over the world who are leaders on important issues that affect themselves or others. Self advocacy empowers people with disabilities to make their own decisions and to have the right to control their own life. Families, friends and advisors also have a role in supporting self advocacy. By 1976 in Canada, the first self advocates were being elected to their local Associations for Community Living. This gives them a voice on how services need to be delivered in a respectful way that meets their needs. During the late 1970’s and 1980’s self advocacy groups started to gain momentum.

BC Association of Community Living (BCACL) Self Advocacy Caucus was formed in 1987. The Caucus is made up of 14 self advocates from all over BC. They are elected every year at the BCACL Annual General Meeting by other self advocates. In the last decade we have seen many changes as a result of individuals speaking out for their rights. These changes include new regulations and policies, closing of institutions and real work for real pay. The powerful lessons we have learned from this movement go beyond the world of disabilities. The concepts of plain language, inclusion and community living are all borne out of the self advocacy movement. These individuals are committed to closing all segregated environments so that everyone is included in their community. Today these self advocates have a stronger voice for themselves and others who have similar disabilities. There are over 35 self advocacy groups around the province making BC the leader of the self advocacy movement in Canada.

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Community ConneXions Newsletter Edited by Melody Cherpaw Other contributors in this issue: Wendy Padwick Katie Fenn Carol Wainwright Lydia Canuel Sponsored by

ConneXions Self Advocacy Committee meets on the last Friday of the month from September to June (excluding December). The meeting takes place at The Summit between 4 and 5 p.m. and is open to all self advocates. A self advocate with the support of an advisor is responsible for chairing the meetings and all self advocates can add items to the agenda. The agenda includes updates from our self advocate board members, information on local self advocacy

initiatives as well as updates on provincial projects. Meeting participants suggest other topics for discussion as well as make requests for guest speakers. Last year the group had speakers from Translink, HandyDART and an Olympic Torch Bearer. Every year self advocates have an opportunity to nominate their peers for an Annual Special Recognition Award. Congratulations to Ashley who was this years’ award winner.

The Edgemont Project Edgemont House is a residential group home that supports 4 adult males in their daily living. The Edgemont residents wanted a place to relax and hang out within the comforts of their home. With that in mind, we began a transformation project to turn the garage into a recreation room that is filled with leisure items and vibrant colors. We were fortunate to have community support from Geoff Phillips and the staff at Cloverdale Paint in North Vancouver who donated almost all the paint and supplies needed for the project, as well as Lisa Mundy from Canadian Tire in North Vancouver who donated the remaining paint items needed

to complete the project. The support of these local community donations was appreciated and used to its fullest. Edgemont couldn’t have completed this project without support from its highly skilled team of employees, the North Shore ConneXions team, family members and the residents at Edgemont. Special thanks go out to both Johan Josefsson and Michael Campbell, as dedicated Edgemont House support workers. Johan is a graphic design artist who used his skills to turn the jungle theme idea into a reality. Michael generously donated considerable time on his day off along with his wife Angela Smith (another

committed ConneXions employee) to pressure wash the garage leaving it prepped and ready for the transformation. Michael and Johan went above and beyond. Their creative ideas included the use of real bamboo which completed the transformation of the garage from a dull storage room into a usable vibrant space. Thank you to all who supported our project, the residents at Edgemont house and manager Lydia Canuel are greatly appreciative. The recreation room not only is a fun inviting place to socialize but it is also a work of art that the residence can enjoy for years to come.

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The Edgemont House transformed

Self advocates gather to discuss their film project : A Conversation on Life and Work

Self advocates share their stories with each other during a meeting for the film project: A Conversation on Life and Work

A Conversation on Life and Work

A film project by North Shore ConneXions Society Self Advocates

We would like to tell you about the self advocates Seeding Innovation (SASI) grant and project that we are currently completing. At the beginning of 2010 we applied for a grant from the British Columbia Association for Community Living to start a project run by self advocates. The purpose of the grant was to bring

people together, strengthen self advocates’ networks, organize training and make positive changes in the community. The topics we chose to create a film about employment and independent living. Our goal is to make our community aware of how people with disabilities can live and work in the community.

The project was started in January 2010 and we are getting ready for the big debut of our film during Community Living Month on Wednesday, October 20th from 6-8 p.m. at the Eagles Club on west 3rd in North Vancouver. Food and drinks are provided and everyone from the community is invited to attend. We hope to see you there!

Melody has found her job match! Many of us believe in the richness of a diverse community. It is with this spirit that Sinclair Dental welcomed to their team one of the job seekers of our Customized Employment program. This program is run by North Shore ConneXions Society and is funded through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement and the Ministry of Housing and Social Development. This program works with job seekers to realize their skills and interests during a process called ‘Discovery’. Once the skills are identified, potentially suitable employers are approached and we inquire on the need for these skills in their company. It may be that an employer creates a role specifically for our job seeker or perhaps looks at augmenting their current staff positions. In this case, Melody’s skills were a perfect match for Sinclair Dental’s business needs. Rory Young, Director of Technical Services at Sinclair Dental was looking for someone to deal specifically with his department’s filing needs in order to free up other staff to concentrate more on customer

service. He worked with the Customized Employment team to identify his needs and subsequently met and hired Melody. Melody was thrilled when she was hired as a part time filing clerk and has since been promoted to full time due to her exemplary commitment and strong work ethic. The Customized Employment Specialist provided Melody with onthe-job coaching to assist her with learning the new job and become familiar with the office culture. The Sinclair team also received support to gain knowledge with workplace diversity as well as learn more about the Customized Employment program. If you are a company on the North Shore who could use a little help with sorting out some of your work load and you would like to find out more about how we can assist, don’t hesitate to contact Manon Gelinas, manager of ConneXions’ employment programs at 604.984.9321 extension 238. Melody hard at work

Congratulations to Sinclair Dental This year ConneXions Society proudly presented a special recognition award to Sinclair Dental for their example of how an employer can make a difference for individuals with a disability. Sinclair Dental has exemplified what the award embodies - value the contributions of each person, believe caring relationships enhance quality of life and believe in a community

where everyone belongs and sets an excellent example. Sinclair dental has provided a supportive environment where an individual with a disability has become part of a team and has the opportunity to prove their worth and value as a productive member of the work force.

Melody presents Rory Young of Sinclair Dental with the Employer award

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WEST Vancouver councillor Michael Evison and Joanne McKenna, chair of the children’s services working group, celebrate the opening of the Ambleside Park Child Care Centre as a group of children play. The renovated building and new playground are part of the West Vancouver Child and Family Hub. Bras Across the Bridge: Virgin Radio will broadcast live from Capilano Suspension Bridge, Oct. 22, 7-9 a.m. at 3735 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver. The station is asking the public to donate bras to be strung across the bridge and hope to beat last year’s total of seven times across the expanse. After the final tally, Virgin Radio will donate $1 from every bra collected (up to $5,000) to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Bras can be donated at

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Ricky’s Restaurants, Current Fashions and Virgin Radio. Together is Amazing: Shaw Cablesystems is holding a food drive until Nov. 15 and is asking for the community’s help with donations to fill the food bank. All North Shore efforts will be donated to the Harvest Project. Food donations boxes can be found at any Shaw location or See more page 29

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community bulletin board From page 28 Safeway stores. Book Sale: Friends of the North Vancouver District Public Library will hold a sale Sunday, Oct. 17, noon-4 p.m. at the Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. There will be fiction, non-fiction, teen books, children’s books, CDs and DVDs priced from 50 cents to $2. On Sunday everything will be half price. Proceeds from the sale go to the children’s Summer Reading Club program. Heritage and Harvest Celebration: The Girl Guides of Canada will celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary with the opening of a time capsule buried 25 years ago, Sunday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. All guiding members who were present the day the capsule was filled and buried are invited to this event. There will be activities for the whole family with the capsule being opened at 1:30 p.m.

1980 will hold their 30th grad reunion, Saturday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m. at Mosquito Creek Bar & Grill in Westview shopping centre, North Vancouver. No spouses due to the small size of the venue and large grad class. Admission: $25. Info: 604-9287560 or dc4326@gmail.com. Disaster First Aid Level Two: A workshop, Saturday, Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at North Shore Emergency Management Office, 147 East 14th St., North Vancouver. Learn how to use common household items such as tea towels and garbage bags to supplement regular first aid supplies in this non-certificate course. Fee: $20. Registration required: www.nsemo.org or 604-983-7440. Get Fit for Families: Equal Balance Fitness and Zazou Salon and Spa will host a benefit for North Shore Family Services, Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. at Lynn Valley Library Square, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. There will be a bootcamp class at 9 a.m. for a minimum donation See more page 30

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FILMMAKER Tyler Barnes and his girlfriend Alisha Smith will be screening their film Karaoke Kings at Mosquito Creek Bar and Grill, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. Barnes, who graduated from Capilano University’s documentary program, spent a year covering the lives of more than 50 North Shore residents.

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Handel House Museum: The Handel House Museum at 25 Brook Street was home to the baroque composer George Frideric Handel from 1723 until his death in 1759. The museum hosts frequent music rehearsals, weekly concerts and special musical events in addition to regular displays and exhibitions. For more information on the museum and their current exhibit, Hendrix in Britain, visit the museum’s website www.handelhouse.org.

JIMI Hendrix (right) in the bedroom of his flat at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair, on Jan. 4, 1969. The musician and his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham leased the top two floors of the building (at far left) for 18 months in 1968 and 1969.

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Hendrix in Britain opens up to the public the flat the musician lived in with his girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham, after he began to make a name for himself on the London club scene. Born in Seattle, and a frequent visitor to Vancouver, it took years for Hendrix to become an “overnight sensation.” After a brush with U.S. military duty in the early ’60s he spent much of the decade as a guitarist in touring bands including stints with the Isley Brothers and Little Richard among others.

A fortuitous stand with his own band at the Cheetah Club in New York City earned him a plane ticket to England where his original take on rock music would be more appreciated. The Animals’ bass player Chas Chandler thought he knew how to package an explosive talent like Hendrix and as his manager alerted the local cognescenti that a star was about to be born. Hendrix arrived in London on Sept. 24, 1966 and a couple of days later began auditioning musicians for a new band to be called The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Up until he died, almost exactly four years later, on Sept. 18, 1970, Hendrix lived the rest of his life in rock star mode. Everything we know about him and his music is from this short period and for 18 of those months Hendrix leased two upper floors in a five-storey building at 23 Brook Street. “Kathy Etchingham actually found the flat,” says Martin Wyatt, deputy director of Handel House Museum. “They’d lived together in a couple of hotels

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before they moved here and also they briefly shared a flat in Montagu Square which is not very far from here. There is a basement flat that belonged to Ringo Starr and in the ground floor Chas Chandler, who was Hendrix’s manager, lived with his girlfriend and Jimi and Kathy lived in the basement. There are various stories as to why they moved out of there. The most common one was it was just too noisy for the neighbours.” 23 Brook Street and the adjacent building at 25 are now owned by the Handel House Trust named after GermanBritish baroque composer George Frideric Handel, the original owner and first occupant of the building in the 18th century. “It was a new building when he moved in in 1723,” says Wyatt. “It was a new up and coming area and very middle class. Handel was very middle class. It was a convenient location for him — easy walking distance to the part of London at that time where music instrument makers were and not far from the two or three main theatres he worked in. Just north of here at that time was pretty much countryside which is slightly mind-blowing to think about today.” Handel lived at 25 Brook photo Handel House Museum Street for the rest of his life and SHUK Kwan Liu of London’s Handel House Museum works in Hendrix’s former flat. The top floors now serve as the administrative offices of the wrote most of his masterworks museum which owns all of 25 Brook Street and everything except the ground floor of 23 Brook Street. See more photos at www.nsnews.com. there from Julius Caesar onward, including all the oratorios and about 30 operas. “He HANDEL HENDRIX was unmarried and didn’t have any children,” says Wyatt. “It was just him and two or three domestic staff. He was considerably — George Frideric Handel, — James Marshall “Jimi” better off than Hendrix was.” Hendrix, Born in Seattle. By the time Hendrix and Etchingham moved into the Born in Halle. neighbourhood 200 years later things had changed. “This end Feb. 23, 1685 - April 14, 1759. Nov. 27, 1942 - Sept. 18, 1970. of Brook Street wasn’t the best part of London,” says Wyatt. — Rock star famous for a “It’s in Mayfair, which is one of the most expensive areas of — Baroque composer famous Fender Stratocaster sound that London, right in the centre, but Brook Street itself has had for his operas, oratorios and favoured use of wah-wah pedal mixed fortunes. We know the courtyard at the back here, which concertos. Works included and overdriven amplifiers with now has some rather fine restaurants, at the time was almost Messiah, Water Music and tenement in a way. There were a couple of slightly sleazy clubs Music for the Royal Fireworks. high gain and treble. Hendrix was influenced by the electric down there and apparently right next door, just behind their flat, Born in Germany in the same blues styles (Muddy Waters, there was a prostitute living and working. It wasn’t a particularly year as Johann Sebastian Bach B.B. King) and popular rock of classy area. Having said that the rent was still 30 pounds a week and Domenico Scarlatti, he which at that time was really quite expensive. Now it is quite a was strongly influenced by the the ’50s (Elvis Presley, Chuck great composers of the Italian glamorous upbeat area but at that time not so much.” Berry). Early on he played Hendrix and Etchingham only occupied the top two floors Baroque and the middlegigs with bands in Seattle as of 23 Brook Street. On the ground floor was a cafe called Mr. German polyphonic choral well as across the border in Love, actually run by somebody named Love who owned the tradition. Vancouver. entire building. On the floors between the cafe and Hendrix’s flat was a photographic studio with darkroom and offices for a — Original owner of 25 — Leased top two floors at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair, London. Brook Street, Mayfair, London, photographer. “It’s not a very big flat,” says Wyatt. “We’re not talking New Lived at address from 1723 for 18 months in 1968-69 with York loft apartment here. It’s an 18th century house. Basically until his death in 1759. At girlfriend Kathy Etchingham. two rooms on one floor and then on the floor above there was the time Mayfair was a newly By the time Hendrix moved in, a kitchen and bathroom and then one other room as well which developed middle-class suburb Brook Street had seen better they tended to use as a storage room. There was a spare bed in on the northern edge of days and the rent was high but there and there’s a whole roster of famous musicians who stayed London. his flat was centrally located. there — Ringo stayed there for awhile and John Lennon crashed there. Eric Clapton crashed there. Everyone who was anyone in the musical world seems to have crashed there at some point or shopping areas, and they spent an afternoon in the furniture another.” department of John Lewis selecting drapes, throw cushions and Although Hendrix was quoted as saying 23 Brook Street was other household items. the only home he ever considered his own the nomadic musician “Not quite the Jimi Hendrix image that we’re accustomed actually spent very little time there. “He was touring a lot,” says to,” says Wyatt. “And then it was suppers at home and watching Wyatt. “The only consistent period of time he spent here was TV together and stuff like that. It didn’t last very long. His January, February and then into early March 1969. He first managers had him back on the road as soon as they possibly returned to the States in December ’67 and while he was away could. For a couple of months there he did have a nice quiet life. Kathy found the flat for when he got back.” It was about a 10 or 15 minute walk from most of the clubs he photo Handel House Museum For a couple of months they settled down into a domestic life. was regularly visiting — The Speakeasy and Bag O’Nails. They Hendrix and Etchingham put a lot of effort into furnishing and usually had their dinner at the Speakeasy in the evenings. And THE staircase at 23 Brook Street leading down from the attic and bathroom to the living room. decorating it. Nearby is Oxford Street, one of London’s main after that he was back to the States and touring again.”


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organizations, made available through Volunteer North Shore, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society. Reading group leader: A volunteer is needed to lead a reading group in a seniors’ facility. Volunteer should be able to provide assistance to those who are in wheelchairs, be willing to accept direction from staff and able to create a positive and fun atmosphere.

THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities from various community

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Environment: Volunteers will help Mahon Park stewards working with a group of students in pulling out some of the invasive plants in a small plot of land on their property, which lies beside the park. Board member: Board member is needed for an organization dedicated to starting a forest learning program for young children. If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-985-7138. The society is a partner agency of the United Way.

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PETS

Fido is just not feeling it

IT’S that time of year when your in-box is bombarded with photos of dogs dressed up for Halloween.

Canine Connection Joan Klucha

There are the stand-bys: a dachshund dressed up as a hotdog, or a bulldog dressed up as a bullfrog and of course a Jack Russell dressed up as

Do you love your pet? Their fur, feathers, even scales delight us. The North Shore is a great spot for pet owners and we would like to provide a place to share your pet with the whole community. Starting today you can send in your pet photos and we will post them to our website nsnews.com. Please send us your photo and information, which should include your name, the 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.

the devil. It’s wonderful that people include their dogs in holiday traditions. There was a time when dogs were sent to boarding facilities or locked in the basement for the night due to noise on the streets, fireworks and constant knocking at the front door. Now we can see Fido proudly strutting along side his or her owners as the family goes door to door with their children for goodies. In my neighbourhood last year we all agreed to include our dogs. When four-legged trick-or-treaters came to the door — complete with their own bag tied around their leash — they got their own goodies. It sure was fun, and since I don’t have children it gave me an extra giggle to see the dogs. But sometimes I worry about what we are doing to our dogs. Dressing them in costume is fun, I’m not suggesting that we stop. But the humanization of dogs, that is what concerns me. The more we treat a dog like a human member of the family, the more we tend to attach human emotions to them. We ascribe emotions to our dogs such as guilt, sadness, even depression; all of them related to negative past experiences on our part. Dogs are creatures of the present

moment, not the past or future like we humans tend to be. They don’t relate to the present moment with emotions from past experiences. Every time they open their eyes it is a blank slate living in the moment. When we put those kinds of “feelings” onto our dogs we are actually projecting negative emotions from deep-rooted beliefs about ourselves onto our dogs, and thus assume our dogs have those kinds of feelings. We can run into trouble with these anthropomorphized dogs. Dogs who are handled with silk gloves to protect their “feelings” can become so confused as to their place within the pack that behaviours get worse. The owner believes the dog is feeling worse emotionally — much like they are for not being able to understand what is wrong with their dog. A never-ending cycle of emotional drama begins. So what to do? Remember: they are dogs, a different species of animal than us. They are not four-legged hairy humans. Dogs are capable of affection, call it love if you wish, but they don’t let those emotions rule their lives like we do. Love your dog like a child but do not treat him like one. Dress him up for Halloween, buy them gifts for Christmas but remember they don’t care if they don’t a gift. They won’t get depressed if you forget, even though you might because that is how you would feel if someone you loved forgot about you.

pet pause NEWS photo Lisa King

Human’s name: Cathy Crawford. Pets: Juanita and Rosita, four-year-old chihuahuas. Favourite activity: The chihuahuas love to go for walks at King’s Mill Walk near Harbourside Business Park. If you would like to appear in Pet Pause with your pet, please send information to tpeters@nsnews.com. Be sure to include name, breed and the age of your pet as well as your phone number.

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SPORT

YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

Sentinel’s soccer solution Coach’s ban on running spurs big turnaround

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The Spartans finished last in the North Shore AAA league, winning only three games. The problem, says coach Rob Inman, was that several of his best players were also on the cross-country running team and they missed every Wednesday game because they were hitting the trails at running meets. The numbers back up Inman’s claim — Sentinel was 0-4-1 in Wednesday games and 3-4 on all other days. This year things are different. “We told them that you play soccer, you don’t do cross-country,” says Inman. The results have been impressive. After losing their first game in an overtime shootout to Carson Graham, Sentinel has run off a string of five straight wins, including impressive shutouts of West Van, Argyle and the twotime defending North Shore champions Handsworth. While cutting cross-country from the team is one reason for Sentinel’s success, Inman also points to the chemistry See Team page 38

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North Vancouver’s Steven Shott set a Canadian Junior Football League record Oct. 3, booting a 57-yard field goal to cap off an awesome performance for the Okanagan Sun as they beat the Victoria Rebels 50-15. The previous record for longest field goal was 55 yards, held by three players. Shott, a 20-year-old Carson Graham grad, also caught six passes for 214 yards, including touchdowns of 27 and 88 yards. The win helped the Sun clinch the regular season title in the British Columbia Football Conference. For his efforts Shott was named the BCFC’s player of the week in two categories: offensive player and special teams. The touchdown catches were great but it was the booming field goal that had spectators buzzing. “The crowd went crazy,” Shott told the North Shore News. “I knew I had the leg for it because I’ve kicked from that far in practice but it’s always so much different in a game, everything is so much faster. Right when I kicked it I knew it had a chance and then it actually went off the crossbar and in. It was pretty exciting.” One official initially waved off the kick but he was See Kicker page 38

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SPORTSWEEK SPORT

Kicker also snares two TD passes

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS:

Sr. Soccer: Windsor vs Bodwell, Argyle vs Carson Graham; Jr Football: Eric Hamber vs Carson Graham; Sr. Football: Windsor vs Handsworth;Sr. Field Hockey: Rockridge vs Collingwood Plus highlights from the 2010 NSGSC Soccer Tournament.

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overruled and the points were awarded. “I knew it went in right away,” said Shott. “I’ve hit one in off the side post but that’s the first time it’s gone in off the crossbar.” Shott said he was surprised when his coach summoned the field goal unit to attempt the record-setting kick. On the previous play Okanagan’s quarterback was sacked, pushing the team back. “I thought we were going to punt for sure but our coaches just decided to give it a shot because we were up by so much,” he said. “I decided I had nothing to lose so I wasn’t nervous at all. I gave it everything I had and it went in.” A lifelong soccer player, Shott took up the kicking game while in Grade 9 at Carson. By Grade 10 he was kicking for the senior team. “That’s when I realized that I could potentially do something with this,” he said. “I’m still just trying to achieve my goal of becoming a professional football player.” After this season Shott said he will weigh his options and hopefully find a university team to play for. Before that, however, there’s the little matter of the junior football championships. Last weekend Okanagan beat Victoria again 30-20 in Kelowna in the provincial semifinal. They’ll play the Vancouver Island Raiders today in Kelowna for the BCFC’s Cullen Cup. The winner of the Cullen Cup will host the CJFL’s Intergold game versus the champions of the Ontario Football Conference on either Oct. 30 or 31. The winner of that game will advance to the national championship facing the champion of the Prairie Football Conference Nov. 13.

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Musical Instruments

DIGITAL KORG Piano, 88 keys model EC150 piano, with bench, paid $2060, receipt, as new $900, 604-913-2173

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Medical Office

Tutoring 1-888-748-4126 1420 Services

Q/S MATTRESS/BOXPRING & frame, Sealy Posturpedic. exc cond, $125. call 604-929-4911

Recycler

LOVESEAT, RECLINER, drawers, Canon photocopier & fax machine and more. free for pickup. 604-904-8786

Wanted to Buy

FIREARMS

Education 1410Trainees

Needed! Medical Office Trainees Needed!

Furniture

MOVING SALE! Must sell! bdrm & dining room suite, living room furn. sofa bed, 604-612-4249

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Education

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

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Fuel

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

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HEALTH 4035

Homecare Available

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

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Seminars/ Education

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Q. A.

My wife has dementia. Our family is really struggling to know just how to communicate with her. Knowing how to communicate with people with dementia is challenging. Join JoAnn Perry, PhD Nursing, for Exploring Care and Communication When a Relative Has Dementia. Dr. Perry will examine the issues that arise when family members care for a relative with dementia. She will discuss a range of options for caregivers, particularly in relation to communication challenges on a day-to-day basis as well as when facility care is being considered. Saturday October 30, 2010 at West Vancouver Memorial Library 1:00- 4:00 pm. Free. No registration required. NS Family Caregiver Support Program.

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

MATURE WOMAN wanting full time work with car.Call 604-985-7235 or 604-817-9779 PRIVATE DUTY RN experienced in home care, palliative care, avail for days or evening shifts. 604-986-2931 * 778-868-1767

Job Listings From A-Z

For Sale Miscellaneous

TRANSPORT WHEEL chair, w/2 cushions $250; Dolomite walker, w/basket $250; Invacare bath w/bench $100; 604-922-2572

Work Wanted

ACCENTUS MEDICAL Transcription Services requires Canadian MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONISTS to work from home. Expertise in Operative Reports needed. Health Benefits now available! Please apply online www.accentus.ca/ employment.html

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Sunday, October 17, 2010 – North Shore News – A43

3540 Childcare Available

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Daycare Centres

New Toddler Program Sept 2010. Register now. Also 30mos - 5 yrs ★604-929-5799★

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

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

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Cats

RAGDOLL & Russian Blue Kittens, raised underfoot & post trained. $250 up. 604-581-2544

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

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR airport because your pet deserves a vacation too! 604-238-Pets (7387)

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Travel Destinations

WHISTLER, Gorgeous 5 BR exec view home in Alpine. Winter Lease. $5000/mo. 604-649-2777

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

BOOKKEEPING

Dogs

BLACK LAB puppies, males & females, very cute, ready to go $450 604-793-9369

MOVING?

BC REPTILE Club Show & Sale Sat Oct 30 • 10 am to 5 pm and Sun Oct 31 • 10 am to 4pm Abbotsford Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Drive, Cadet Building Abbotsford B.C Admission : Adults $4 , Kids $2 , Children under 5 Free ; Family Pass $10.00 (2 adults up to 3 kids) For more info visit us at www.bcreptileclub.com 1-604-392-5715

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

110-445 Mountain Hwy, N. Van

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Computer/ Internet

Onsite Computer Repair FREE ESTIMATES Visa & M/card Call Chris 604-613-8738 BLUENOSE PITBULL 5 F pups avail now, taking appt, wormed, vet chkd call/text 604-701-7195 BOXERS, CKC, show champion lines, 9 flashy brindle males, ready Nov 12, 604-987-0020

COCKER SPANIEL p/b pups with papers vet. shots, ready now, Vanc. $650 neg. 604-708-1752 FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

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GOLDEN RETRIVER pups & Golden Doodle pups, book now $650 & $850.. 1-250-674-0091

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.

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you will be very painful. 2. Give me time to understand what you want from me. 3. Place your trust in me – it's crucial for my well-being. 4. Don't be angry with me for long, and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, friends, entertainment. I HAVE ONLY YOU! 5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice. 6. Be aware that however you treat me, I'll NEVER forget it.

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DO YOU LOVE YOUR PET?

7. Before you hit me, remember I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite you. 8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, or my heart may be getting old and weak. 9. Take care of me when I get old. You, too, will grow old. 10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Everything is easier for ME if you are there. Remember, I love you.

★A 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

6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

Beer & Wine Brewery, $139,000 great hrs. income & lots of potential, N Van. 17 yrs in bus. Sutton tonyfakhari.com 604-618-0224

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

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Condos/ Townhouses

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PENTHOUSE

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NEED CASH AND OWN A VEHICLE?

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

5040 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.

REAL ESTATE 6005

Financial Services

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Pet Commandments

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Houses - Sale

6020-01

Business Opps/ Franchises

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

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Lots & Acreage

Real Estate

● DIFFICULTY SELLING?●

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We Will Take Over Your Payment Until We Sell Your Property. No Fees. Call Kristen today (604) 786 - 4663

BUILDING LOT, New West. 33’ x 130’. $75,000 in services paid! No HST! 4,240 total sq. feet. Priced to sell! $321,000. 604-726-0677

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6050

Out Of Town Property

FOR SALE Country Retirement Home on 1.68 acres, Chilcotin Propertyguys.com ID#68108 1-250-394-4245

Recreation Property

VANCOUVER ISLAND CABIN FOR SALE

2 BR, 2 bath, Argyle Ave. over 400sf sundeck, spacious, room for pool table, spectular water & mountain views, 3 storage lockers, 2 parking. Steps to Seawalk. Reduced to: $1,050,000. Peter Birrell Re/Max 604-250-3301

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Personals

ATTRACTIVE mature European lady on North Shore for delightful bodysage. ANITA, 604-808-5589 KITTENCLUB.CA 604-299-0872 near 2nd Narrows Bridge - $100 Special. ‘All we wear is lingerie’

Pets - Other

604-724-7652

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LEGALS

Pet Services

Turn-key Vacation Property, 2 br, 1 bath, 730 sq.ft. $239,000.

778-835-8339 info@cabinbythesea.ca

LUXURY RELAXATION SPA 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van

Lily’s Relaxation Centre Nice Oriental Massage

604-986-8650 1050 Marine Dr., North Van (by McKay) parking at rear

5505

Legal/Public Notices

Development Information Open House: Early Public Input Opportunity – Rezoning Application for 663 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver The City of North Vancouver has received an application requesting to rezone the property to permit two dwelling units on the second storey of the existing commercial building. Parking stalls would be provided off-site on a neighbouring property as secured by a License to Use Agreement. Interested members of the public are invited to attend a Development Information Meeting with the applicant for an early opportunity to review the proposal and offer comments. Location:

Nova Heating & Sheet Metal @ 663 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver Date & Time: Thursday, October 21st, 6:00-8:00pm

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Escort Services

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A44 – North Shore News – Sunday, October 17, 2010

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

MOVE-IN BONUS INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

Bach, 1 & 2 Bdrms

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

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

1 & 2 & 3 br large bright, Central Lonsdale $850 & up, newly updated. Immed. 604-720-2913 1 & 2 BR, Central Lonsdale, $850 - $1175, balcony heat cable hw. ns, np. Nov 1-15. 604-913-6727 1 BR Avail Nov 1, 140 E 15th St. on bus route, np, $950+utils 604-618-9259, 604-988-1956 1 BR fully renod, upper Lonsdale, $915: large, heat hw & cable, ns, np, now, lease, 604-987-8807 1 BR, large corner, $850 incl heat, cable & prkg, balcony, St.George/ 15th, n/s no pets, Nov 1st 604-921-1572 or 604-828-9917 2 br $1160.. avail Nov 1. Heat & hw, no pet, no smoking, 130 W 5th St. 604-987-2761

162 VICTORY SHIP Way @The Pier: Brand New. Stunning view, 7 appl, air/cond,1 br $1550; 2 br $2700 Anson Rlty 604-671-7263 2 BR. 1 & 2 bath, avail now or Nov 1. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, Please call 778-554-0537 2 BR, 2 bath, Vista Place 1320 Chesterfield 12th Flr. N.E. views, top line stainless appls, hardwood flrs, fp, balc. ug prkg, storage, ns, np, $1900, Nov 1, 604-904-0490

2 bdrm, 2 bath 1225’ plus deck! Available shorter term Dec 1- April 30, 2011 a Possibility. Furnished or unfurnished. $1995 Diana Royal LePage NS 604-657-4508

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR 2 full bath, new kitchen & appl. inste ldry. 2 prkg. 4 blks to sea bus, N. Van. sm pet ok $1600 778-340-0657 2 BR avail now, 831 sq ft, $1450 incls h/w, heat, prkg. Close to Seabus, Quay 604-308-1361

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

Chesterfield/W15, 1br, fp, incld heat hw, cable, 1 yr lease, no pets, $850up, 604-987-9899 DELBROOK GARDENS 2 BR $1540 Wdays 604-990-2971 Weekends 604-985-2876

2 br bright, central Lonsdale, parking available, heat, cable & hot water, cat ok 604-988-1346

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

2 BR corner unit, bright, spacious, hardwood, new reno, central Lonsdale, ns, np, avail Nov 1, $1136 & $1178, 604-904-7545

Avail now. South facing. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls.

2 BR, Nr Cap Univ. very spacious, incld heat & hw, 1 prkg, immed, ns, np, $1350, 604-921-4384 2 BRMS, newly reno’d, upper Lonsdale, h/w fl, dw, s facing. $1290. 604-725-5194 3 BR, 120 West 19 Nov 1. approx 1200sf, hardwood, heat/hw incl, 1 yr lease, np $1900. 604-687-1686 326 WEST 1st St. 1 bdrm $775 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916

1 BR - Starting at $995

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

MARK LOMA APTS - 144 E. 19th St. - 2 bdrm $1350 Weekdays 604-990-2971 778-340-7406 Wkends

THE OXFORD - 165 East 6th St. 1 BR, corner ste, 3rd flr, Heat & h/w incl. Gated prkg. Sorry no pets. n/s. Nov 1. 604-987-5844

AVAIL NOW, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, gorgeous Apt, stunning views, all appl, sec prkg, new bldg, pets ok, N/S, $2000. call 604-222-9229

TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield Rd. NV –2 bdrm $1375. No Pets. Wkdays 990-2971/Wkends 778-340-7406

Bachs, newer reno, $700-$750, central Lonsdale, incl hw, prkg, hardwood, ns, np. 604-988-5501

TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield Rd. NV –2 bdrm $1280. No Pets. Call 604 990-2971/Weekends 778-340-7406

Beautiful Large Suites 1 br $925: 2 Bdrms from $1310. Avail now or Nov 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-986-3866

VICTORIA PARK PLACE 615 St. Georges Ave @ E 6th St. 1 BR avail, bright, clean quiet bldg, n/p, n/s 604-980-9057 WOODCROFT, 1 bdrm Apt, 17th flr, Lillooett Bldg, n/s, refs, $900, avail Nov. 1, call 604-985-4636

CENTRAL LONSDALE, bright corner 1 br, d/w, Nov 1. $985. 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

Beautiful Views

1 bdrm- $1,025-$1250 Spacious, pool, storage, heat & hw, dw, quiet,

concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

North Vancouver

604-985-2926

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

1 & 2 BR, 2109 Bellevue. hardwood, hw heat incl’d, Nov 1, np, $1000 & $1500, 604-986-1294

1 BR +den, new, spacious, wd, dw, ug prkg, storage, $1700. ns, now/Nov. 1, 778-968-0815

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

1 BDRM $1400, great location in heart of Ambleside. n/s, no pets. Available Nov. 1st . 604-926-1010 Bonavista Mgt.

West Van Apt. Rentals

Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach now, 1, 2, & 3 BR avail Dec 1. pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave. 604-926-6287

6515

Duplexes - Rent

WATERFRONT LUXURY 1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA 2 BR - Avail Nov 1 Fully Renovated, granite countertops, Breathtaking Mnt & partial ocean view, new appls, d/w, new kitchen & bath rm cabinets, 2 balc, 1.5 baths, HW floors, Walk to shops & restaurants. Steps from Seawall, transit & beaches. Sorry, no pets. 1 year lease. Call 604-922-4724 to view.

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

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

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

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

THE IONA 1370 Clyde Avenue Available November 1st

Near Ambleside beach, restaurants, shops, amenities and transit. Bright & Spac. 2 BR apts., breathtaking ocean view. Newly Reno’d, h/w flrs., granite countertops and new cabinets. Prof managed, 24 hr. laundry facility, prkg. avail. Incls heat & hot water. Sorry no pets. 1 year lease.

Call Resident Manager to View

(604) 922-4724 rentersguide.com

Cancer June 21-July 22: This week, add one last brick to your security edifice. E.g., make a retirement fund contribution, repair the house, adjust a child’s direction, or simply get the winter larder stocked. (Apologies to southern hemi readers.) Next week, October’s slowly, quietly swelling romantic, creative, and pleasure trend will break into full bloom. Put your house in order before then. Sunday’s for mysteries, intimacies, finances. Wisdom, empathy arrive Monday/Tuesday. Be ambitious Wednesday to Friday, but be careful also: opposition lurks. Happiness and social delights arrive Friday night, Saturday! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The emphasis continues on communications, details, paperwork, errands, and casual acquaintances. Perform necessary tasks here quickly, now – Saturday will bring a month of domestic interests, and a sluggish ‘hibernation’ mood. You’ve already had a good taste of these domestic, homeoriented themes during September/October, but next week they will burgeon into full-fledged concerns, projects. Meanwhile, Sunday’s for relationships. Mysteries, successful intimate and financial actions fill Monday/Tuesday. Do your research: lucky discoveries await! Be wise Wednesday-Friday: dishonesty loses! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Continue to chase money, pay bills, search for viable smaller purchases. (Beware investments.) Enjoy and use the relative calm of this week – Saturday will begin a month of hectic (though happy) rushing. Tackle chores Sunday morning. Exciting meetings, lucky relationships and very valid opportunities arise Sunday night through Tuesday. Your investment, debt, intimate, sexual, lifestyle, health and subconscious zones come to the fore Wednesday to Friday. Take care here. Impulse might reward you Wednesday, but it sure won’t Thursday. Wisdom, gentle, mental love, travel Saturday.

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 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

Westwind Apartments

1 bedroom apt Nice ocean view cat friendly Great West Van location

604-913-0734

WHITEHALL APT’S1640 Esquimalt. 2 bdrm $1400, Weekdays 604-562-7097 Weekends 604-985-2876 WHITEHALL APT’S - 1640 Esquimalt Ave - 1 BR $970 M-F 990-2971 wkends 604-985-2876

6540

Houses - Rent

★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

6540

Houses - Rent

567 WEST 28th ST.

Very compact 2 bedroom, 4 appliances. Nice residential area. Avail. Nov 1. N/S. $1395. Lease & perfect refs a must. Al Dodimead, ACD Realty 604 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Try to seal any deals, sign agreements, bid for opportunities, schedule/plan a first meeting, or bump into that attractive stranger. Remain diplomatic, accent the needs and desires of others. Your secret, intimate side has been ‘awake’ for some weeks now; a powerful sexual liaison could occur – be honest, ethical. Make sure both parties are free to love. In practical or business links, profit awaits – and you have ‘the edge.’ Be social, flirty Sunday. Retreat, plan and deal with agencies Monday/Tuesday: lucky results!t You shine, energy rises Wednesday onward: step lightly, carefully! Taurus April 20-May 20: Relationship, relocation, contract, negotiation and similar opportunities continue. So far, every opportunity has contained a flaw, restriction or ‘attached burden.’ But from October 28 onward (into early next January) opportunities will tend not to have a ‘catch.’ Contemplate this before you jump on anything this week or early next. Waiting could be lucky! Use this week to clean up chores. Sunday accents your duties, prestige. Happiness, friends, optimism shine on you Monday/Tuesday. Rest, plan WednesdayFriday. Your energy returns Saturday: so does fresh air, new excitement! Gemini May 21-June 20: It’s your last week of romance, creative urges and speculative success, so pursue these. Pleasure is necessary: it re-invigorates us so we can face, succeed in, chores and drudgery (which will return this Saturday onward). Yes, your ‘romantic month’ so far hasn’t been free of health and work frustrations, and I can’t promise these are over. To some degree, it will be 2011 before your wishes can comettrue, or unalloyed happiness revisit. Before this ‘happiness period’ starts, there is one last duty, career effort or ‘status change’ you must engage in – these shine with luck Monday/Tuesday!

6505

West Van Apt. Rentals

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

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 4 BR avail Nov 1. 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

★ A QUIET BUILDING★ 1Br. top (3rd flr.) north east corner approx 650sf. avail Nov 1. $935. Carpets, drapes, heat, hw. Gated prkg avail. ★ No dogs ★1 cat ok ★ Pet Policy ★604-986-7745★

6505

6522

Furnished Accommodation

1 BR, self contained fully furn, lower Lonsdale, incl phone, utils cable/net fp, prkg, now, $500/wk or $1500/mo 604-986-6253

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, long term. 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com BACH SUITE i/net included, n/p, n/s, Nov 1. Larson Rd. $720 for 1, $950 for 2 . 778-317-5227 GOOD RATES, Executive Suites & Houses. Short-term. EAGLES NEST - Eve 604-763-1748 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com LOVELY 1 bdm apt in fully reno Heritage House prv ent & patio gas f/p w/d d/w fully outfitted, modern furn close to shops, restaurants & Seabus $1500/mth 604-987-6824

1490 Mathers Av view 5br, 2 bath new laminate flr., 3000sf, huge living rm, lease ns np $2950, now, Eric 604-723-7368 Prop Mngt 3 BDRM+DEN, Beautiful Rancher, 2 Bath. Cul-De-Sac. Mt. Symr Prkwy. Avail Dec 1st. $2600/Mth. Call Ryan @604-925-9326.

5 BR 3 bath British Prop. home, like new home,1/2 acre lot, Nov 15, $5000. Audry 778-986-6229 6 BR 3 up 3 down inlaw- suite, 2 bath, 2322sf Lonsdale/29, renod, ns, np $2300+utils, 604-988-4692

CENTINEL HILL, updated 4br 2 bath, 2 kitch, 2 fp, hw, $3400 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 DEEP COVE waterfront, cozy 2 Br+den, priv. fp, prof couple, np, ns Nov $2100+util, 604-929-4773

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

LYNN VALLEY updated 4 BR, 2 bath, 2 fp, large yard $2500. 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

UPPER DUNDARAVE, furn 1 bdrm ground level, 1 blk to bus, awesome view, priv outside area, w/d, np, ns, built-in vac, in-flr heat, $1200 incl util & hi-spd internet. Avail Immed. Call 604-913-3144

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M VANCOUVER - 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place & Costco…$1,288/M

WATERFRONT 1BR, HOT TUB Nov to March in Deep Cove Only 25 min to Downtown Van www.lockehaven.ca/winter $1995

6525

Garages

CAR STORAGE Central Lonsdale, $150/mth, avail now. Safe & well lit. 604-987-2691

6540

Houses - Rent

3br+den Caulfeild Vlge 2.5bath, quiet, garage, cul-de-sac, $3500+ np, Lighthouse 604-551-1409 4 BR 4 ba, newer Lynn Valley, 2100sf, dbl garage, nr Mall & schools np $2850. 604-720-9483

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high. Your money/earnings luck is also good, through early January. Plan ahead – from next week through November you can capitalize on an old (or build a new) earnings project, especially if a partner is involved. (An old project/idea is better than a new.) Sunday morning’s for romance or a creative, sports, speculative or pleasure venture. Tackle chores this night to Tuesday – luck’s high, you could expand your employment or find another way to increase your income. Relationships excite yet have built-in obstacles Wednesday-Friday. Saturday’s sexy. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: It’s your last week of weariness, Scorpio. Saturday will bring a month of rising energy,charisma and effectiveness.Meanwhile, rest deeply (especially Sunday) contemplate and plan your future actions. Wrap up your dealings with government agencies or institutions. Expect creative, romantic or speculative luck Monday/Tuesday. But tackle chores Wednesday to Friday – carefully, and loyally. (Harmless ‘time off’ or a sensual temptation can dent your reputation.) Relationships, exciting meetings arrive Friday night, Saturday, just as a month of success and new starts arrives! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Enjoy this last week of celebration, wish fulfillment (and new wishes) optimism, popularity, flirtations and social delights – Saturday will bring a month of quietude and retreat. Run errands Sunday morning. Luck aids your efforts on domestic, real estate, security and ‘mother nature’ (e.g., gardening) fronts Monday/ Tuesday. Family members say/do things that bring you a glow of quiet joy. Chase romance, a gamble, sports or pleasure Wednesday to Friday – but carefully: illusion’s on one side, hard reality on the other. Tackle important chores Saturday.

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Accommodating Rancher Close to Edgemont Village 3 bdrm, 2 bath, den, h/wood update. Drive by only 3076 Paisley. Occupied call for appt $2795 Ambleside 3 Level Exec Pool, 4 brm, 4 bath, h/wood. Like a showhome. Close to West Van High. Dble garage, quiet street. $5995 Your house maybe here now! www.manderrealestate.com Diana Royal LePage NS 604-657-4508.

Oct. 17 - Oct. 23 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Remain ambitious. Work hard, show your talents to VIPs, push projects ahead. But sense a subtle change: future weeks will shunt your most effective efforts from straight-ahead work, to the social level. Schmoozing, networking, will reward.That starts Saturday. Before then, Sunday morning brings money luck (more valuably, money dreams/ideas). Run errands, communicate, handle details and paperwork Monday/Tuesday. Security, home, business foundations grab your attention Wednesday to Friday – proceed steadily, cautiously. Romance, pleasure surge Friday night, Saturday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your sweet, understanding mood continues. You’re dreamy, inspired – and charismatic – Sunday morning. Your money luck shines this night through Tuesday. Chase it, buy/sell, seek agreements, ask for a raise, etc. Affections might ‘build’ with a business or career contact. The future draws you Wednesday to Friday – your popularity and optimism soar! Seek entertainment, join a group, have fun. But take care, too: if you enjoy yourself too much, a boss or parent grows suspicious. A friend who flirts might have a cruel game in mind. Be a home-body Saturday: rest, putter, repair. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This is your last week of mystery and secrecy, Pisces. Saturday will bring a month of enlightenment,understanding and compatible minds. You’ll tell the world what you know. But first, this week: Research, rest, remain in the background Sunday. This night through Tuesday raises your energy, charisma and effectiveness – jump into a lucky investment, debt-reduction, health, lifestyle, research, or intimate project. (Intimate project? Pregnancy, for instance.) Anything that will effect a beneficial (and the deeper the better) change in your life. Money caution Wednesday-Friday! Errands Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


RENTALS 6565

Office/Retail Rent

# 104-814 W. 15th @Fell Hot Spot! Fab Showroom. Offices ground floor, 2 pkg 960’ hi ceiling, a/c. $1995 www.manderrealestate.com Royal LePage Diana LOWER CAULFEILD, approx 2000 sf retail, high visibility, excellent rates, 604-922-4138 MARINE & CAPILANO Private office in full office space. Call for details: 604-220-0505 WEST VAN - RETAIL Marine Dr - sunny side Ambleside stores. 604-274-2494

6595

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

North Vancouver

2 BR suite, large, 1100sf, newly decorated, fp, NS. cls to schools, small pet ok, off St. prkg for 2 cars, Upper Lynn Valley. Nov 1, $1250 + 1/3 utils. 604-924-4864 2 ROOM ste, 1 br, priv ent, full bath, fridge, ldry, priv home, prkg, ns, np, $625.Now 778-865-7455 2BR+den reno’d, wd, fp, nr Handsworth ns/np, $1150incls. Nov

1, 604-987-6059, 604-376-9932

3 BR, 2 bath, lwr Pemberton, new reno, 1500sf, ns np $1500 + 50% utils. Now, Nina 604-925-8824

3BR BSMT ste, Central Lonsdale, nr shops/school,np, Inc web, cable. $1500 604-780-8501

1 BR in spacious home for n/s female, internet, w/d, $495, bath enste $595 incl. 604-980-2106

NEW 2 bdrm bsmt ste, inste ldry, lrg, micro, d/w, patio, n/p, n/s, Immed. $1500+util604-802-1242

1 ROOM, male pref. nr Save-on/ Marine Dr. w/d, Nov 1, $500, 604-988-0624 or 778-688-4846

UPPER LONSDALE, 2 Bdrm avail Nov. 1, $1,250/mth incl heat/ hydro f/p & 5 appls n/s n/p call after 6pm 604-897-7771

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 FURN ROOM, Central Lonsdale, character home, ns, $560, avail Nov 1, 604-922-4085 MID LONSDALE, furn br, private home, wd, cable, utils incl. $470 suits n/s male, np 604-980-8012 ROOM MATE to share 2 bdrm ste, shared laundry, near shops, bus, NOW, $500, 604-929-9667

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

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, $875 Lynn Valley, nr bus, suits 1 Only prkg, garden entry, fp, ns, np, Nov 1, 604-988-3392 1 BR Deep Cove VIEW DECK new reno above grd, $850+% util ns np Avail now 604-929-2435

1 BR + DEN bright spacious bsmt suite, w/d, ns, Grouse Woods nr bus, $1100, Now 604-924-9910

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

9160

Sports & Imports

1 br GRAND BLVD NEW House bsmt ste, ss appl, radiant flr heat, w/d, priv entry, $975 no pets no smoking. Ralph 604-961-9255 1 BR ground level, own wd central Lonsdale, full bath, fp, storage, yard, ns, np, $920, 604-816-7780 2 BDRM, 900sf, Dundarave, shrd w/d, h/w flrs, N/S, Nov 1, $1000 + % utils/cbl. Refs, 604-925-9030

6605

Townhouses Rent

2 BDRM, $1600, w/d, dw, lrg. yard, some pets ok. Near CapU & InterRiver Parks-604-250-2724 3 BR, 1.5bath, wd hook up only Lynn Valley, no cats no dogs, $1400 incl basic cable, not utils. call Lee Anne604-984-6331 3 BR 2.5 bath, 5 appl, 2 patios, o/d pool/gym, nr bus shops, n/p, $1850. Karen 604-988-6151

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

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9125

Domestic

1999 CHRYSLER Neon, auto, aircared, 170 K, $4000 spent on it. $2150 obo. 604-946-2885 2002 CHEV Malibu, 4 dr, exc cond, 109,000 km, lady driven, all records $3000. 604-809-7097

TWIN LAKES ESTATES newly renovated, repiped, spacious 3bdrm townhomes, avail Oct/Nov. You will enjoy the finest townhomes set in a 10 acre park, with 2 lakes, and open area to relax, in a quiet setting, fresh air and a running creek. Short drive to Lonsdale shopping and schools. 2.5 baths, nook , computer room, modern kitchen and appliances, w/d, f/p, $2200 ($2,250 with pet), heat, h/water, cable, 2 prkg stalls included. Please call 604-988-1838

1990 TOYOTA Corolla stationwagon, 184,220 kms, 4 cylinder, air conditioning, new automatic transmission, 4 new winter tires. Call 604-985-9407 to inquire.

9135

Parts & Accessories

4 NEW unused winter tires, P275/55 R20, $800 obo & 4 winter tires approx 10,000 km 195/70R14$400 obo 604.985.6470 SNOW TIRES 4 Michelin Pilot Alpin, 205/60R16H on rims with wheel covers $450. 604-649-7115

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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6615

Wanted To Rent

2 OR 3 Br independant ste or house for rent asap. 3 tennants, responsible, employed, $1200/mo max. Near transit. Please call after 5 604-818-5191 DOWNSIZING, RETIRED movie technician and son seeking 2 br ste in West Van B.P. private home for Nov 1 or Dec 1. 604-926-6381 RETIRED BUS Driver & wife with small mature dog want to rent 1 br on North Shore 778-867-6482

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

2 br. garden level, immed, upper Lonsdale, carport, ns, np, wd, fp, $1295+40%utils 604-925-1036 2 BR grd lvl, bright, recent reno, share w/d, n.s, n/p Grd Blvd ref’s, $1275 incl Immed 604-340-5116 2 BR Queensbury bsmt suite. Sep. w/d, d/w, f/p huge stor. room. pet ok, $1400. 604-562-5818

2 BR suite 1089 Ruthina, nr Handsworth, own w/d, ns np $1500 avail now, Call afternoon 778-859-9289, 604-971-3316

NVAN 103-130 Pemberton Ave, 3700sf, W/H with a/c office, lrg O/H door, 200 amp, 3 phase, fenced yd, great exposure, avail soon, 604 929-9493, www.westrockproperty.com Warehouse, dressy Offices! Light Industrial, a/c, Grade Loading, 14’ ceilings. Work stations improvements $2495 www.manderrealestate.com

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2005 TOYOTA Echo, 40mpg city/ 60mpg hwy. 4-door hatchback, a/c, cruise, keyless entry, CD player, split rear seat, more room than you’d think! 90k km, regularly maintained by Toyota service only, front brakes recently rebuilt. 1 owner. Accident/smoker free. Great condition. $5,900. 604-219-5508.

1996 AUDI Quattro, A6QU, grey, 4 door sedan, low kms, best offer, W. Van. 604-926-3974

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2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $11,900. Auto, dark blue, PWR Locks/Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes. Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, +extras. Coq. ★ 604-868-3128

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9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1988 MAZDA P/UP B2200, metallic blue, well maint, $1100 obo. 604-943-1582 Noma 728 W.14th St, 908-7368. 3 level, 3 BR, 2.5 baths, 2 prkg, roof deck, lease, $2250.

1987 TOYOTA MR2 blue, aircared until 2011, new tires, $2,000. Runs well 604-980-5817

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2008 LEXUS LS 600HL V8, only 59,000kms, hybrid, black on black, Bluetooth, rear backup camera, fully loaded, C1104 2007 VOLVO XC90 V8, AWD, only 70,000kms, rear entertainment system, leather, 5 seater, C1107 2007 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CONVERTIBLE Fwd, 4cyl, premium audio, C1142 2007 BMW 525XI AWD, leather, CD, pwr group, Xenon headlights, premium audio, C1087 2007 RANGE ROVER SPORT HSE V8, pwr group, Navigation, sunroof, air

2007 NISSAN 350Z COUPE Rwd, 3.5L V6, Bose audio, Xenon headlights, traction control, C1101 2007 BMW 335I Manual, 6cyl bi-turbo, rwd, pwr group, Xenon headlights, C1111 2006 BMW Z4 CONVERTIBLE 3.0SI Rwd, Xenon headlights, leather bucket seats, pwr sunroof, C1091 2006 MAZDA MIATA MX-5 Only 38,700kms, rwd, leather bucket seats, pwr group, C1105

2 BR +den, wood fp, all appls w/wd, Delbrook area, bright, new windows, ns, np, $1300+%utils, avail Nov 1, 778-227-3616

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suspension, C1094 1 BR + DEN spacious, bsmt suite, gas f/p, w/d, n/p, n/s, $1080. Avail now. Northlands 604-924-9910

9160

1998 HONDA Civic LX, all records, 2 owners, new tires. 183K, 5 spd, $3500 obo, 778-241-5610

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2010 KIA SOUL Pwr group, a/c, only 23,000kms, was $20,995 NOW $20,530

2008 TOYOTA SEQUOIA Platinum Edition, local, silver, leather, navigation, loaded, only 61,566kms, U5581AA SALE PRICE $54,995

2010 LEXUS LX570 Grey, fully loaded, only 6,800kms, save $10,000 $88,990

2010 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GL V6, AWD, pwr group, a/c, black on grey $26,900

2009 TOYOTA COROLLA XRS Silver, auto, only 54,000kms, one owner, U5535. Was $19,995 MGRS SPECIAL $18,995

2009 LEXUS IS 250 AWD Smokey granite on black leather $37,990

2010 NISSAN CUBE S Cloth, a/c, low kms ONLY $18,530

2008 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE SPYDER Convertible, black, leather, clean and fun, U5576 SALE PRICE $19,995

2009 LEXUS IS 350 Fully loaded, black on black, only 30,000kms $44,990

2010 VOLVO S40 Leather, sunroof, only 24,000kms

2008 LEXUS IS 350 One owner, sport pkg, pearl white, only 27,000kms, U10893A. Was $38,995 NOW $36,995

2009 LEXUS ISF Silver on black $59,990

2010 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ LTD Demo, bluetooth, DVD, only 14,000kms ONLY $42,300

2007 TOYOTA YARIS SEDAN Grey, auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, only 42,798kms, U5580 SALE PRICE $13,995

2008 LEXUS RX350 Premium pkg, only 48,000kms $37,990

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

2007 MERCEDES BENZ B200 White, leather, a/c, fully loaded, only 50,400kms, U5578 $21,995

2008 LAND ROVER LR2 Fully loaded, low kms $33,990

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2008 HYUNDAI ACCENT SPORT Auto, sunroof, alloys, a/c, low kms ONLY $11,950

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2007 LEXUS RX 350 2007 NISSAN 350Z CONVERT White on black leather, premium pkg, only Black on black, 6spd manual, only 53,700kms, one owner, very clean 47,000kms, beauty, U5526. Was $32,995 $35,990 NOW $30,995

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

2006 SMART FOR TWO Grey, one owner, 138,096kms, fully maintained, U101199A SALE PRICE $9,495

2007 AUDI A3 Wagon, white on black, nice car! $26,990

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

2004 MAZDA RX8 Black, leather, only 50,300kms, U5579 SALE PRICE $16,995

2006 MAZDA MIATA MX5 Convertible, low kms, red, 5spd $21,990

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

22004 AUDI A4 QUATTRO AVANT WAGON Blue, immaculate, only 84,000kms, U10989A SALE PRICE $19,995

2006 INFINITI G35 COUPE White on grey, fully loaded, low kms $26,990

2006 HONDA RIDGELINE Leather, a/c, low kms ONLY $27,930

2003 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER Silver, V8, 4x4, loaded, leather, sunroof, auto, climate control, only 108,000kms, clean, U5572 $23,995

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Sports & Imports

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The North Shore’s Best 2007 Volvo C30 2.4i Coupe, auto, local, power moonroof, a/c, pwr group, only 39k from new, spotlessly kept. $19,850 2003 Mercedes Benz SLK 230 pwr steel top convertible, auto/Tiptronic, local, only 85k, immaculate. $17,850

2005 Mercedes Benz C230 4Dr Kompressor auto, local, alloy wheels, only $17,850 70k, spotless 2004 Mercedes Benz C240 4dr Sedan auto/tiptronic, local, sunroof, alloy wheels, only 63k, immaculate $16,850 2004 Mercedes Benz C240 4Dr Sedan auto/Tiptronic, local, $16,850 only 56k, spotless. 2005 Mercedes Benz C230 Kompressor Sports Hatch Coupe, 6spd manual, panorama sunroof, only 59k, spotless. $15,850

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8030

Carpentry

TRIM RITE INTERIORS We supply & install a complete range of interior mouldings, new construction to renovations. Over 35 years experience. Guaranteed installations. References upon request. Lloyd 604-788-0947 A JOURNEYMAN Carpenter. 30 yrs exp. Small renos. mouldings. Refs. (WCB) Dale 604-984-6997 CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270 EAGLE TREE Finishing Specialty Crown moldings, base, window,door trim. Call Rob 604-690-9339

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8050

Chimney Services

Chimney Sweep Repair Specialists. WETT cert. 604-771-4772 www.TheHomePros.tv

8055

8071

Drafting/Design & Decorating

Custom Home Design Specialist 25 yrs exp N. Shore. Free consultation Low rates 604-779-5084

8073

Drainage

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604-929-7133 604-973-0290 ALLGONE DRAINAGE Fast response, drain tile video inspection, cleaning, install & repair. 24 hr emergency service 604-990-GONE (4663) Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086 DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000

8075

Drywall

Cleaning

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2002 Jaguar “X Type” 3.0 AWD Sedan, auto, local, sunroof, heated seats, Parktronic, only 130k & exceptionally well $11,850 cared for.

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2001 Volvo S40 1.9 Turbo 4Dr Sedan, auto, local, only 141k, extremely well kept. $8,850

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Fencing/Gates

FRIENDLY FENCE 778-386-3201.

Tidy operator, exc.craftsmanship. Fences, decks, arbors, stairs..... www.friendlycarpenter.com

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

8100

Fireplaces

PRO GAS LTD Gas fireplaces. Service & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca THE ROCK DOCTOR Custom stone fireplaces. North Shore based 604-312-7643

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

604-987-4112

$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com ✫✫A CLEAN SWEEP ✫ Reliable Housecleaning service. Low rates 778 836-9970 ✫✫ 604 987-9970 CAPILANO MAID SERVICE Eco-Friendly or Traditional, Low Rates, Quality service, Refs, Insured, WCB. Call 778-895-1919 GEMINI CLEANING for 1 time & regular cleaning service. Insured. Free est. Refs. 604-988-4634 MAJESTIC CLEANERS Experienced & Honest 604-564-8484 QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522

ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 ACME DRYWALL. Board, tape, mud. N. Shore 20 yr, avail immed Spraytext removal a specialty. Kent Cell 604-753-1116 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

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Electrical

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Leviton Vizia RF+ certified installers. Small jobs to rewires, repairs, new houses. Lic #23726. Insured/bonded.

Call: 604-788-3864 Web: o-hservices.ca

EXP’D CLEANER using non toxic products. References available. Call Yolanda 778-228-8228

A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319

CLEANING Shopping, petsitting & Playtime doggie walks. Home Support. Refs. 604-984-8054

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

8058

Computer Services

COMPUTER REPAIR

~ Free Estimates ~

• Virus Removal • Onsite Service • New & Refurbished

Computers for Sale Laptop and Desktop Repair Specialist

Call Chris • 604.613.8738

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE & ASPHALT

• Removal & Replace • Free Disposal • Free Estimates • Quality Guaranteed • Fully Insured • Commercial / Residential

LMD Ltd. 604-540-6567

CONCRETE FORMING, concrete work & retaining walls. Small/big job John 604-782-5229 EXP’D CEMENT Finisher. I can form, place & finish any concrete job. Peter 604-988-8856 anytime

DNE ELECTRIC All Electrical Needs Lic #89267, Panel Upgrading. Reasonable & Free Estimate. 604-999-2332 LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 604.649.1213 CEL 604.984.2313 Res/comm, Excavating, Bobcat, Trucking, Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Drainage, Landscaping. Hrly/Contract. Free Estimates. ALLGONE EXCAVATING Free est, great rates & service 604-990-GONE (4663) www.allgonedisposal.ca

8125

Gutters

CLEARVIEW MAINTENANCE SERVICE 20 15 yrs of Service on the North Shore! • Gutters Cleaned • Power Washing • Roof Restoration • Skylights Window Cleaning • Awnings Awnings Cleaned Cleaned Free Estimates & Quality Service

8135

Hauling

DALTON TRUCKING LTD. BINS & DISPOSAL

Dirt Fill, Concrete, Asphalt Brush, Demo, Const. Waste

SINGLE AXLE DELIVERIES Top Soil, Sand, Gravel, Dumpsites and more.

Doug Robinson 604-985-4604

604-986-6944

GENTLEMEN WINDOW CLEANING

CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101

Pressure Washing, Tile Roofs, Gutters, Vinyl Siding, Driveways & Walkways.

Call Micah for Free Estimate

604-230-0429

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

8140

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

Member BC Floor Covering Assoc.

Laminate incl u/lay/install * 8.3 mm$2.89/sf *12.3 mm $3.89/sf Hardwood - $3.99 & up Professional refinishing

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

604-876-4604

778-772-6067

NORTH SHORE GUTTERS

ALL FLOOR COVERINGS Repair & Replace. Material Sales Dwight, 604-980-6048 I’ll show you the inexpensive route www.fccarpets.shawwebspace.ca

★ Sales & installation of 5’’ continuous gutter ★ Minor repairs ★ Cleaning

ALL NEW FLOORS. Hardwood, Laminate. Professional Installation and Refinishing.. 604-715-8455

established 1963

8120

Glass Mirrors

Commercial/Residential

Store Fronts • Windows & Doors Broken Glass • Foggy Glass Patio Doors • Mirrors • Etc. 2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

Alliance

Windows & Gutter Cleaning • Professional Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning done by hand • Contract Pricing • Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate Work Done by Professionals

Call Steve

604-723-2526 References Available

604-988-5294

RAIN CENTRE LTD.

(since 1968) 4", 5" & 6 " continuous gutters Vinyl & aluminium siding soffits Install repairs and cleaning. Free Estimates! 604-874-8158 Check us out with the BBB

SQUEAKY’S POWER W A S H

Home Owners!

Fall Time Spring Time Roof & & Gutter Gutter Cleaning Cleaning 778.809.5327

squeakyspowerwash@yahoo.ca THE GUTTER GOD. Gutter cleaning & repairs. All ext cleaning Reas rate Brian 778-837-0410

8130

Floors, Mouldings, Stairs, Renovations, Tiles, Drywall, Fences, Decks, Railings & Concrete Forms ★ Small jobs ok ★ Excellent references avail chulavistalandscaping.ca Francisco 604-710-9837

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

604-202-6118

604-439-9417 A Guaranteed Lowest Price • Gutter cleaning/repairs • Window cleaning • Power washing • WCB insured • Free Estimates

West Coast

Home Services.ca

Kitchens/Baths

Counter Tops, Custom Cabinets & Refacing NO HST til end of Dec

A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds

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

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)986-4026/805-8463 ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677 AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT Renovations, carpentry, painting & home repairs. Ikea kitchen installs. Michael 604.619.1126

ALL HOME REPAIRS semiretired master carpenter. Kitchen, stairs, sundecks, etc. All work guar. Karl 604-985-5144 HANDY DANDY all types of renos, bath, kitchen, tiles, painting - in side & out Free Est. Ibrahim 604-619-6968

604-984-4147

NORTH SHORE RES, many skills. Free estimates, Wally 604-984-6309, 778-995-7193

GENTLEMEN WINDOW CLEANING - Pressure washing, tile roofs, vinyl siding, driveways & walkways Micah 604-230-0429

QUALITY PLUS, Kitchen, bath, sm / large renos, carpentry, tiles, electrical. Victor.. 604-889-2508

RITS GUTTER CLEANING & repairs, power washing. Quick & affordable 604-897-7487

SUNRISE PAINTING Drywall repair, textured ceiling & mouldings. Cell 604-657-6465

Lawn & Garden

SEYMOUR LAWN MAINTENANCE

• Gardening • Tree Removal • Fall Clean-Up • Leaf Removal • Hedge Trimming • Lawn Installation • Weeding

General Garden Work & Winterizing

LAWN CUTS

22*

$

(*based on 2000 sq.ft. + hst)

Junk Removal

604-990-1252

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

Binder:

604-926-1526 604-726-9153

• In business 50 years

604-879-9191 Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets #3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby GOLDCON CONSTRUCTION, Kitchen & bath remodel. 20 yrs exp. N. Shore Co. 778-558-5051

8155

Landscaping

• Residential and Commercial Lawn Maintenance • Yard Clean-up • Lawn Repairs • Gardening • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning

Free Est 604-779-6978

Garden Services

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

604-518-5661

PACIFIC LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION LTD.

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

604-839-1225

Handyperson

RJR Small Projects Division

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

8150

8160

www.seymourlawnmaint.ca

Heating

FORTUNE FLOORING LTD

INSTALLING, REFINISHING Hardwood, 35 yrs exp. Doug 604-985-5632, 604-737-1876

2003 Mercedes Benz CL230K Sports Coupe auto/tiptronic, local, panorama sunroof, only 53k, spotlessly kept $13,850 2002 Mercedes Benz C240 4dr sedan local, auto/tiptronic, only 59k, $12,850 spotless.

8090

Serafina Garden Services

★ Full maintenance & design ★ Seasonal cleanups ★ Organic garden practises. ★ Professional & exp. ★ Reasonable rates, No hst. 604-984-4433 contact Cari

MS & SYardTEcleanups, SEE

DS

leaf blowing, hedges, pruning, small tree removal, rubbish removal, res/comm, 25yr exp on North Shore, fully insured, WCB covered

Call Chris @ 604-925-0464

• Landscape Design • Retaining Walls • Delta Lok Green Walls • Paving Stones • Hedge Planting • New Lawns

A. A. Allwest Garden Service Lawn maint, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988 ENGLISH LANDSCAPER gardener, 30 yrs exp, complete garden maint. Les 604-209-8853

Visit our website to imagine the possibilties for your landscape!

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

604.671.1389

IRRIGATION WINTERIZATION Get your sprinklers winterized before the cold arrives. 10% off for early bookings. 778-840-9321

www.shangri-lalandscapes.com GREATER VANCOUVER PAVING STONE GUYS Specialize in paving stone installation & retaining walls. 20 years exp. Fully insured. Certified ICPI installer. Andrew 778-991-6535 or Kurt 778-233-5262

CONSTRUCTIVE landscaping.com decking, stone masonry, paving stones, bricks & blocks 604-250-7824... 980-8224 Shangri-La Landscaping Design, walls, delta lok, patios, plant hedges, Tim 604-671-1389

8160

PACIFIC LANDSCAPING lawn installations, retaining walls, pavers drainage etc 839-1225 S & W GARDENING SERVICE Comm/res maint, clean-up. Japanese Gardener 604.986.0059 T. TRAN-604-723-2468, Pruning, trimming, topping, gardening, leaf and fall cleanup. Reliable.

Clean Sweep?

Lawn & Garden

A.A. BEST PRO

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

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

Sell it in the Classifieds!

604

630.3300


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HOME SERVICES 8175

Masonry

THE ROCK DOCTOR

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

PRIMO PAINTING Free Est./Written Guarantee

No Hassle Quick Work Insured /WCB Natural & Cultured Stone New & Repairs North Shore based

604-312-7643

NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp on the N. Shore. No job to small.. Will 604-805-1582 T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117

8180

Home Services

SEASONAL EXTERIOR HOME MAINTENANCE

Inspection, cleaning & repair: - Roofs, gutters, windows, decks, patios, and more 6 0 4 2 9 4 6 7 0 0 www.pomeroyconstruction.com

Moving & Storage

8185

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES

604-723-8434

www.affordablemoversbc.com

Scott 604-377-2503

www.popeyesmovingbc.com

8193

Oil Tank Removal

Cell 604-657-6465 or 604-987-6560

STORMWORKS

● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates

604-724-3670

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

FAIRWAY PAINTING

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

7291234

JB’s PAINTING • 99/room – Int/Exterior $

•Professional, Reliable • Licensed & Insured • North Shore co. est. 2001

Best Value Painters Ltd. Discounts on all interior painting & power washing. Fully insured. call Chris 778-321-8900 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 MASTER MATCH PAINTING Int & Ext. . GOOD PRICES, 18 yrs exp.Thomas 604-724-8648

8200

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

8220

Plumbing

Larter’s Plumbing.com

604-984-7814 #1 BARGAIN rate on plumbing & drainage. No job too small.Ken 604-987-2890 cell 604-328-7439

Renovations

from concept to occupancy

Winner of Gold & Silver Georgie Awards

– Renovator Member of the Year

GOLDCON

CONSTRUCTION North Shore Co. 20 Yrs Exp ■ Bath & Kitchen Remodel ■ Carpentry, Flooring, Tiling ■ Paint Interior & Exterior Licensed - Insured - WCB

778-558-5051

Winner of the National SAM Award

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

604-728-3009

www.jkbconstruction.com

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

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

We Fix The “EXCEPTS…” Since 1978

604-987-5438

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10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com COMPLETE PLUMBING, heating and gas services, new & old, hot water tanks, lic’d, ins. Quick response; friendly. 604-720-8805

DELBROOK

CORAZZA CONTRACTING

Quality European Craftsmanship • renovations • custom homes • kitchens and baths • over 20 yrs experience

Carlo @ 604-818-5919

RENOVATIONS

BATHROOMS KITCHENS

INTERIOR FINISHING

www.onsiterenovations.com

604-729-6695

WAT E R I N G R E S S / MOULD

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956

PROBLEM SOLVED Plumbing Ltd. ALL jobs!! - res/comm. 604-839-0116

8225

- Home Inspection - Repair Estimates - Full-scale Remediation 6 0 4 2 9 4 6 7 0 0 www.pomeroyconstruction.com

COMPLETE

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

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

Power Washing

604-773-4549 Fall Cleanups Driveways, walkways, etc. Get rid of that moss & mess around your home or work.

Int./Ext. Renovations Home Repair & Maintenance Colin Yarrow cyhomeservices@gmail.com

8250

Roofing

LIONS LONSDALE GATE ROOFING ROOFING

Don’t Miss This One!

15% OFF

(if bookedbefore before Nov. Feb. 15/10) (if booked 1, 2010)

8255

Rubbish Removal

U Load / We Load 7-80yd bin rentals. Same day service, fast pickup times! (604)-990-GONE (4663) www.allgonedisposal.ca

604-929-7133 604-973-0290

DD HAUL & DELIVERY

604-929-7133 604-973-0290

604-512-7471

• Flat Roofing • Cedar Shakes • Asphalt Shingles • Roof Maintenance

#1 All Season Roofing Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

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

Green Monster Waste We Remove & Recycle All Waste Eco-Friendly Disposal of Your Unwanted Clutter

Final Chance to Save ½ the HST Please Book by October 31

604-562-9960

RBG Contracting Ltd.

20 year Labour Warranty available

#1 TRAILER TRASH BOYS

All Kinds of Renovations • Roofing • Forming • Framing

Call 604.721.8743 KEEN PROJECTS LTD Doors to Floors, Baseboards to Crown Mouldings Book ahead for Fall / Winter Licensed, Insured, Refs

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

604-591-3500

FALL SPECIAL SAVE THE HST Have Your Roof Done Between Now & Oct 31

Call AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. A+

604-984-9004

#1 Roofing Company in BC

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

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)986-4026/805-8463 BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca

CONCRETE FORMING, wood & steel stud framing specialist. Call Patrick 604-218-3064 EXPERT RENO’S Direct Trades, no middleman. Complete renos, additions, decks, painting etc 604-700-6111

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now & we pay ½ the HST

604-588-0833

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable.

★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153 ONSITE DISPOSAL SERVICE Const/ House/ Yard Waste Quality Service at Great Price 7 Days/ Week 604-727-6153 ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

8309

Tiling

8310

CROWN ROOFING & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086

SOILS & BARK MULCHES

604-728-3009 jkbconstruction.com

Maklin Construction Services. Project Management & small jobs. Call Quincy 778-340-3407

LOCAL ROOFER 30 yrs exp. Free estimate. 778-737-9869, cell 604-600-2570 Peter - Thank you

TRIM RITE INTERIORS Renos & new construction. Over 35 yrs exp. Lloyd 604-788-0947

Best Rates & Service

10% off ALIN Maintenance •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •All Leak Problems! 604-319-2229

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

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

Tree Services

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

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) ★ ★ ★ ★

TREEWORKS

15 Years Experience Tree & Stump Removal Prunning & Trimming View Work

www.treeworksonline.ca Call 604 291-7778 or 604 787-5915

A. A. BESTPRO Tree Service LTD. Tree top trim, Hedge Trimming, Pruning, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-726-9152 or 604-984-1988 ★AAA★ TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500 A.ALL AREA TREE SERVICE Topping, pruning & stump grinding. 604-926-1526 & 604-726-9153 ABERDEEN TREE SERVICES Give our prices a look !! Call 604-986-3206 DYNAMIC STUMP grinding, Specializing stump removal, prof affordable removals 778-840-9321 NORTH SHORE TREE & Hedge Certified arborist. Fully Insured Call Daryl 604-988-4479

ROBIN’S 604-986-4091 Expert Tree Care - Cert. Arborist. 25 yrs exp. Fully Ins.

8335

Window Cleaning

NORTH SHORE HOME SERVICES LTD

•Window Cleaning • Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning

604-988-5294

Serving the North Shore since 1963

WINDOW & Gutter cleaning, pressure washing, Free estimates. Call Mike... 604-328-0865

T.G. TILES Marble, Slate, Granite Entry, kitchen, bath, patio, stairs. Prof Installation 604-760-7991

JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. HOME RENOVATIONS

#1 EXCLUSIVE CARPENTRY Interior finishing; bath & kitchen remodelling, tile & stone setting. Stephen, 604-888-1285

8315

$ BEST RATES $

Call Mike Getzlaf 604 986 4358

COASTAL RESTORATION Residential & Commercial Building Envelope Specialists (604) 913-2228 / Cell: (604) 307-8433

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE

HOME SERVICES 20 YEARS IN BUSINESS

– Best Renovated Kitchen in Canada

Landon: 604-307-5628

MARK GRIFFITHS Painting Co.

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700

Design Build Renovations! New Kitchen or Bathroom? New Fireplace? New Flooring? Give us a call now! 2 year Warranty, exceptional service, references. West Van, North Shore, West Side, Downtown, House and Condo Specialists. Call 604-418-7691 www.showcase-interiors.com

Decks/Patios/ Railings

Aluminum Improves Homes Railings, Covers, Canopies Clear or Solid, Alu-Wood Combos LSA Products Inc 604-618-3145

• Over 25 years experience in consulting and restorations

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

#145 - 4631 Shell Road Richmond, B.C. V6X 3M4

HARDWOOD • LAMINATE • VINYL • CARPET • CORK

ANDY’S PAINTING - 24 yrs exp. & on the North Shore. Top quality interior painting. 778-838-8066

PLUMBING BY BILL Installation, repairs Honest & reliable 604-980-0993

604-925-4330

555 Craigmohr Dr. West Vancouver

We Care Tel: 604.278.3838 Fax: 604.278.3086 Email: ernie@ultimatefloorings.com

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

604-773-4549 Affordable Quality. Locally Owned & Operated. References • Insured

• Restore your Home • Complete wall envelope, flashing, siding, rain screen, decking, windows

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

A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451

No HST cond. Have an old oil tank you need gone? Call All Gone for a free estimate! (604)-990-GONE (4663) www.allgonedisposal.ca

604.980.8384

since 1975

FALL SPECIAL

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

POPEYE’S MOVING

SUNRISE PAINTING & DECORATING

Seniors Discount

604-537-4140

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Call ThE Experts

Top Soil

Compost-Based

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

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

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