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Two men in their 20s were home in the 2100-block of Old Dollarton Road in the early hours of Oct. 17 when a group of four to six men allegedly kicked in the door and stormed in. The invaders reportedly beat the occupants with a baton and a cooking pan before fleeing, leaving the victims bruised and bleeding. Police have released little other information, except to say that they believe the alleged attack arose out of a dispute over a woman. The two groups were not known to each other. “They’re still actively investigating,” said Cpl. Peter DeVries, a spokesman for the North Vancouver detachment. “We don’t want to get into the details about the relationship between See Fight page 5

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a seven-storey seniors’ residential complex proposed for the vacant wetmore Motors site inched closer to reality at a district of west Vancouver council meeting Monday evening. “This is the type of development that West Van is going to be proud of,” Coun. Michael Smith said. Councillors voted unanimously to move the proposal to build a 126-rental-unit seniors residence with 8,000 square feet of commercial space on the northwest corner of Marine Drive

seven-storey seniors’ complex will likely get February public hearing

and 22nd Street to a formal bylaw process. The Wetmore development proposal, fronted by Lower Mainland developer Pacific Arbour Residence Communities, requires four changes to district bylaws to begin. West Vancouver councillors must approve a lane closure, an amendment to the West Vancouver Official Community Plan, rezoning and the removal of a park dedication for John Richardson Park for Pacific Arbour to begin construction.

Councillors expressed enthusiasm for the prospects of the new seniors’ residence. “It’s still a work in progress, but I think it will be a great addition to the community and esthetically, it will turn out to be a very good building for Dundarave and Ambleside,” said Coun. Shannon Walker. “So I am very much in support of the project and the processes going forward.” According to Bob Sokol, the district’s director of planning lands and permits, a public consultation meeting held on Sept. 22 saw community support for the development proposal. “In general, I’d say there’s very broad support for the use of See Mayor page 5

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sockeye salmon swim literally nose to tail through the lower shuswap river in early october on their way to spawn. this year’s Fraser sockeye run was the largest recorded since 1914. sadly, the numbers are an anomaly compared to those of recent years.

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in a world of perfect storms, we in british columbia spent a late summer in awe of a perfect miracle.

Thirty-four million wild sockeye salmon swept in from the Pacific Ocean and gave us a $500-million fishery. Somehow, out in the open waters off our shores, everything had gone just right. Carrying millions of pounds of living energy through the rivers and streams of the Lower Mainland, the salmon are now distributing 50 million kilograms of nutrients deep throughout the interior of the province, from Alaska to the Alberta border. Tens of thousands of people stood beside them as they entered the Adams River; the people of Takla Lake wind-dried them; the people of Stellaquo stood guard over them as they spawned, and the people of Lumby are working to help them past the Wilsey dam. Produced free of charge to us, this natural phenomenon is igniting the economies of towns and villages province-wide. How could the Fraser sockeye have made such a dramatic comeback after years of equally dramatic collapse? Why has productivity that has been in decline for 18 years suddenly reversed? Productivity is the ratio of adult fish that return to spawn compared to the number of adults in the previous generation and I believe the cause of these fluctuations can be directly linked to salmon feedlot diseases — and this is why. ••• The miracle run of 2010 is the largest run since Hell’s Gate, a narrow canyon in the Fraser River, was blocked unintentionally by a Canadian Northern railway blast in 1914. While some rock was removed that winter, it was not until 1946 that salmon could

make their way through when the water level was low. No one knows for sure how large the salmon run was prior to European arrival, but it was more than 100 million fish in the heavy return years, when several large runs would arrive in the river in the same season. The Hell’s Gate fishway was completed in 1946 by a joint Canadian-American commission. At last, the Fraser salmon had reliable access to their river and they have tried to rebuild their numbers ever since. But although the runs did gradually rebuild, the productivity of Fraser sockeye again began to decline in 1992. In July of that year, a salmon farm in the narrowest marine corridor used by migrating Fraser sockeye was stocked with Atlantic salmon that were infected with the viral pathogen, infectious hematopoietic necrosis. IHN is lethal to sockeye. Government was secretive about this and allowed the infected salmon to stay in the ocean. Over the next three years, the disease spread to 13 salmon feedlots — nine million farm salmon — in a 20 kilometre radius. This exposed six generations of wild salmon to unnatural and extremely high levels of the virus. A second IHN epidemic raged for three years in the feedlots from Campbell River to Bella Bella, spread via the farms’ smolt transport vessels. Again, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans did nothing to protect our wild salmon, and the Fraser sockeye continued to decline. This did not need to happen. Salmon epidemics are extremely rare in the wild, because predators keep pathogens low by removing sick fish. Yet today, every wild salmon that swims between Vancouver Island and the mainland is condemned to pass feedlot effluent over its gills. If the fish do not die directly, they become carriers as they join other populations of salmon farther north, or enter the rivers.

Aquaculture corporations operating in this province are 92 per cent Norwegian-owned. The industry is highly secretive about disease; yet Norwegian scientists, who are tracking the spread of farmed salmon disease worldwide, have warned that British Columbia is “guaranteed” to get the Norwegian ISA virus (infectious salmon anemia), if the province continues to allow importation of eggs from the Atlantic. Despite the warnings, Gail Shea, Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, has been deaf to reason — even though scientists report that ISA from Norway is raging in the salmon feedlots of Chile. Furthermore, the DFO’s own research, underway since 2003, reports Fraser sockeye appear to be dying of a new virus. An unreleased paper by Kristi Miller refers to “a potentially novel disease, possibly viral in origin” affecting a high proportion of juvenile and adult Fraser sockeye salmon that may weaken fish and, “directly or indirectly, enhance mortality.” A “novel” virus could not have come from wild salmon, it had to be introduced. It was during this same time period that the decline of Fraser sockeye accelerated. Today, we are running blind with this precious resource. Scientists cannot tell if any given year will produce a boom or a bust. If there is an upside to all this, it is that, in the face of considerable odds, the Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) is the agency that manages the Fraser sockeye. They are very good at what they do, and we owe them thanks for what they have achieved so far. Unlike the DFO, which has no long-term plankton records for the Strait of Georgia — even though their Pacific Biological Research Station is on its shores — the PSC carefully monitors the Fraser sockeye returns. See Feedlot page 8















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the city of north Vancouver will be the first municipality in the province to give large new buildings a density “bonus” in return for energyefficient design.

The new zoning bylaws, approved unanimously by council Monday, do not increase the total allowable density on any given lot. Instead, they allow extra floor space, up to the official community plan maximums, if the developer can meet a certain standard — set by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in 2007. Currently, developers can earn these bonuses through additional parking and other features. The options would be replaced by the ASHRAE standard. This type of “bonusing” is handled by city staff and is distinct from when council approves extra density in return for specific community amenities. The new bylaws do not affect residential buildings with fewer than four storeys. For example, the owner of land in a Lower Lonsdale apartment zone is entitled to build a structure with floorspace 1.2 times the lot size. By demonstrating efficient heating and lighting design, that building could have as much as 2.3 times the lot area. The city is steering a careful legal line with the new bylaws. The province doesn’t allow municipalities to require higher standards than the B.C. Building Code. But the city’s lawyers believe that by rewarding rather than requiring green design, North Vancouver hasn’t overstepped the Local Government Act.

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The City of Vancouver is expected to make a similar move, and city planner Emilie Adin said the provincial government is considering changes to the building code some time around 2014. North Vancouver may well stay out in front though, as Adin said city staff would be returning to council in future years with increasingly aggressive standards for bonusing. Donald Yen, a practising architect and BCIT instructor, told council that he was “in full support” of the zoning amendments. “I believe it has been fairly reviewed and highly considered with regards to the consideration of architectural and building design practices,” he said. “I believe these are the correct policy tools to achieve the community’s (greenhouse gas) reduction targets.” The incentives will apply to 95 per cent of new construction in the city, said Adin, and could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 388 tonnes annually. Mechanical design consultant Tariq Amani said industry was already comfortable with the 2007 standard and the city’s move wouldn’t add to development costs. “A lot of the strategies we use to achieve these standards are passive, which means you reduce your mechanical needs. For instance, if you have better glazing, you need smaller fans, smaller pumps. So it becomes capital cost neutral and it has lower operational costs.” The new bylaws will take effect Jan. 1, 2011.

From page 1 the site for seniors housing,” Sokol told councillors. “But concerns have been expressed regarding the massing and height of the proposal, the amount of parking, some pedestrian safety issues and affordability of the units.” Mayor Pam Goldsmith-Jones reminded councillors and community members at the meeting that public consultation at council meetings and public hearings will play a major role in deciding the fate of the Wetmore site in the coming months. Sokol estimated that the Wetmore bylaws would go to council for first reading in early February 2011.

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HE North Shore secured a place in legal history this month. A driver pulled over in West Vancouver successfully argued in court she couldn’t have provided a breath sample to police because her face was frozen by Botox injections. Police fear this unlikely defence will set an awful precedent, but we’re concerned the floodgates have opened to all kinds of artful dodging. Let us know if any of the following work: “I just ate a really big bowl of ice cream.” — “I’d love to officer, but my breath is so bad right now I would be legally assaulting you.” — “My jaw has gone slack since I heard taxpayers paid for Basi’s and Virk’s lawyers.” — “My mother didn’t raise a mouth-breather, corporal.” — “I’m holding my breath until Luongo wins

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“A $10 minimum wage at least gives people a chance to have housing.” City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto, along with District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton and 19 other B.C. mayors, calls for an immediate hike to the minimum wage. At $8 per hour, B.C. has the lowest minimum in the country (from an Oct. 17 news story). ••• “I noticed some people chasing (him) . . . By process of elimination I figured he’s not the one in the right.” Ashley Russell-Taylor, 29, recalls what went through his head before he tackled a man fleeing from an alleged jewelry store heist in Capilano Mall (from an Oct. 20 news story). ••• “The absurdity is hard to fathom. If you can speak, you can exhale some kind of air from your mouth.” Cpl. Fred Harding of the West Vancouver Police Department is left speechless after a woman won in court arguing she couldn’t give a roadside breath sample because her face was frozen by Botox injections (from an Oct. 22 news story).

in a shootout.” — “My dog ate my lungs.” — “You know I’m the MLA for round here, right?” — “That’s right, my dentist could only fit me in at ten o’clock on a Saturday night.” — “I just got my tongue and lips pierced.” — “I’m too drunk.” — “But that would mean inhaling right above the sewage treatment plant.” — “No. I’m the premier.” — “Do you have any idea how many people have put their mouths on that thing?” — “I demand to blow in French.” — “My people believe breathalyzers steal the soul.” — “But sergeant, you poured me the drinks back at the station!” — “My iPhone says I’m fine.” Joking aside, impaired driving is a serious issue. A little bit of planning ahead of time can save you a lot of squirming in court — and a long walk home.

Will leadership or policy define NDP? YOU would think that I would be able to figure out what is going on with the New Democratic Party.

That is where the similarities end. Schreck doesn’t mince words and his comments should win him the praise of James supporters. “I think the folks who are After all, I was, although a long questioning Carole’s leadership, time ago, a member of the NDP cannot read a calendar or the provincial election communication constitution. It is more than 2½ committee during three different years until the next election and elections: a spin doctor in other we are 25 points ahead of the words. Some say a good one, while Liberals,” Schreck explains. others had a name for me that can’t “The constitution also provides be printed in this family newspaper. Ringside Seat that the next leader will be elected The awful truth is that I don’t by a vote of the members, not by Bill Bell have a clue on how a political party the old-style leadership convention. In practical terms, 50 per cent that is so far ahead in the polls can plus one don’t cut it; there would start eating its own in such a public manner that they make the Donner Party look polite. probably be a leadership race if she received less than 70 per cent support in November 2011. That is what the NDP, from rank and file members “Those who are now questioning her leadership to the leader, are doing — serving up their own want to skip the confidence vote and move the in a good old political frying pan. The appetizer? A little seared NDP leader Carole James, followed leadership race up a year. That is politically stupid by a tossed MLA Bob Simpson, then the pièce de as it would put a new leader in the field, capable of resistance: flambéed caucus chair served in a thick making mistakes at least a year too early.” righteous sauce. It’s enough to give you a dreadful In Schreck’s mind, anyone who is concerned case of political indigestion. about James’ stewardship of the opposition and So to help me figure this one out I went to two wants a leadership race does not understand politics of the New Democrat’s most notable brain trusts or even a calendar. on the North Shore: former North Vancouver Still, even Schreck in defence of James can’t bring Lonsdale MLA David Schreck and Craig Keating, himself to say that she is a “great” or even “good” former NDP leadership candidate and current city leader; instead he makes excuses and comes up with councillor. what many would call back-handed praise. Like the current situation with the party, the two “I don’t think those who are trying to force her men did not agree on much, except one vital aspect out are in any way ‘chilled,’ but I do think their — now was not the time to change jockeys. Carole numbers are limited. We’d all like to see another James should stay. Tommy Douglas or Dave Barrett, but orators and


performers like that are rare. For all the attacks on Carole, how many right wing leaders can you name with charisma: Bill Bennett, no; WAC (William Bennett), no; Vander Zalm, questionable; Campbell, I don’t think so.” Great job! Here is Schreck comparing his leader’s level of charisma to a premier who has the lowest poll ratings in British Columbia’s history and all Schreck can say is “I don’t think so.” Yes we know James is not as bad as Campbell; no political leader at this moment is that bad. From a pure political spin perspective, it is time for her supporters to stop talking tactics and worrying about what other people are saying. They must start the conversation themselves: that James is a good politician and has earned the right to govern. If James’ people can’t do it, then no one is going to believe it. Keating on the other hand wants to talk about vision and making “a bigger, broader, and more effective party — and you don’t get that simply by changing leaders.” Keating’s approach is vastly different from Schreck and those who are holding the reins of power within the NDP. He also fears that any discussion around what the party is doing will now be curtailed. “Without getting into the merits or demerits of either Bob Simpson’s comments or Carole’s response, what I do find disturbing is the chill that is quickly spreading through the party. I can’t think of the number of times I’ve seen the phrase ‘Bob Simpson and his supporters’ being used by those who want to stigmatize anyone who wishes to talk See Keating page 10





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Fall 2010’s hot fashion picks revealed I can’t explain why, but when people aren’t begging me to hurry up and complete my Canadian Saint application form, they’re usually harassing me for tips on trends. For some reason, they see a middle-aged female accessorizing her flood pants and decrepit running shoes with large earphones and a dreamy look in her eye, and they say to themselves, “Fount of Wisdom.” All right, perhaps this is only “in my dreams,” but I’m a generous soul. Therefore, like Gwyneth Paltrow before me (see her website, goop. com), I shall share with you my latest insights regarding what to wear, buy and do for fall, 2010. Good news! If you’re Amish, you’ve got it goin’ on. That’s according to the French, who are apparently poised to go mad for homespun quilts. informs us that the French company A.P.C. has retrieved old fabrics from its archives. It’s using them to create quilts to festoon the apartments of the chic. This bedding will be handcrafted by women in India, rather than genuine Amish people, who are already quite busy. There will be 30 quilts made in each pattern, rather than kickin’ it Amish-school with one-ofa-kind masterpieces. Still, a

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Kate Zimmerman French craze for humble fruit pies and barn-raisings is sure to follow. What’s also following is overalls, another fashion item suitable for farmers or, really, anybody with manure splash issues. Despite the fact that the trendsetting Amish prefer to wear their pants with suspenders, “Haute Overalls” have hit the runway, probably inspired by something calls “agriculture’s new cool.” I can see this concept going places. If farming suddenly has cachet, restaurants may start feeding their customers in troughs, finally dispensing with the old-fashioned need for plates, glasses and cutlery. The most stylish joints might serve appetizers first by scattering them over the floor, chickenyard style. At bastions of this new “Oat Cuisine,” both breadstuffs and the cheeses that go with them could be made to order. Forget the 100-mile diet, where you only

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PSC scientists quickly process the DNA samples collected by its test boats, in order to determine the strength of the lineages as they come in. This allows PSC to manage catches so that, in every year so far, they have made sure that a viable number of sockeye reached the spawning grounds. Indeed, had the PSC not recognized the 2009 collapse while the fish were still in the ocean, the run would have been wiped out. In 2001, a bureaucrat with the provincial Ministry of Agriculture and Lands signed an understanding with the B.C. Salmon Farmers’ Association, agreeing that taxpayers would contribute $70,000 for the creation of a salmon feedlot-disease database. The information is kept so secret, however, that even provincial enforcement officers are not allowed to see it. In March 2010, the Freedom of Information Commission ruled that data on salmon feedlot disease was public information. How did the industry respond? On April 1, 2010, a notice on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands reported that the fish farmers would no longer allow provincial veterinarians to test for disease out on the feedlot sites. Meanwhile, on Nov. 5, 2009, the federal government had appointed the Hon. Bruce Cohen, a justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, to head up a Commission of Inquiry into the decline of sockeye salmon in the Fraser River. After a series of public forums earlier this year and a subsequent one-month postponement, the commission’s evidentiary hearings are due to get underway on Oct. 25.

As a participant in the Cohen Inquiry, I have requested the disease records of all salmon feedlots on the Fraser sockeye migration route, but the industry is stonewalling us. So let’s review the situation so far: Worldwide, disease has spread everywhere marine-based salmon feedlots have been allowed. The DFO has done nothing to remove diseased farm salmon from our largest wild salmon migration routes — even as exposed wild stocks began to collapse. Canada’s Minister of Fisheries has left the B.C. border open, even though Norwegian scientists say we are guaranteed to import lethal salmon disease, and the DFO’s own science says it looks as though a new virus is killing our wild salmon. These are the reasons why I believe salmon feedlot disease is driving the boom and bust cycles of Fraser sockeye. I think the fish farmers cleaned up temporarily in 2008, and that this explains why we saw so many sockeye return this year. The Fraser sockeye are like a rope of many strands. Today, that rope is almost severed, except for the single, amazing strand we have left — this year’s generation of the Adam’s River, Quesnel and Shuswap salmon. The 2010 sockeye are legendary. They have taken us back 100 years and we get to try again. They are a lifeline telling us something extremely important, and I hope we all will listen to their message. The only way we are going to prove the facts, one way or another, is for thousands of people to support Justice Cohen in his inquiry. We need to persuade him it is essential that the salmon See Salmon page 11

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Just about everyone probably dreams of getting knocked off their feet by a giant inflatable fist on national television. right? Well maybe not everyone, but one North Vancouver man will be doing just that during the series premiere of Wipeout Canada set to air early next year. Those familiar with the U.S. and Japanese versions of the game show know the deal: 24 contestants tough it out during three rounds of an extreme obstacle course designed to smack them down face-first into water, mud or disgusting green foam. Four finalists then move on to the even more difficult Wipeout Zone with the hopes of conquering it and claiming the $50,000 prize. It all sounds pretty sweet to Dennis Thomas. “I’ve seen it and I’ve laughed hysterically when I’ve watched it. And I thought ‘I can do this.’ I have a legitimate chance at doing this,” says Thomas, 28, explaining he plays football, soccer and softball on leagues around town. “I’m very athletic, and after watching those shows, some people aren’t the fittest.” See Wipeout page 10


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So when he heard the show was accepting applications, he didn’t let the chance pass him by. After sifting through the sevenpage questionnaire, Thomas was instructed to submit a video and photo of himself. He sent in something the judges probably weren’t expecting. “I decided to send in my opening ceremonies photo.” A member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Thomas was one of four Aboriginal speakers to represent the Four Host First Nations at the 2010 Winter Games opening ceremony. He was hoping the role would have some sway. “They phoned me back and said they wanted an interview,” says Thomas. “They were like ‘Come by, do your Wipeout shout-out, make something up, do something hilarious and stand out.’” So he showed up to the audition, held at River Rock Casino in Richmond, wearing his traditional wolf pelt from the Olympics. It seemed to do the trick because he received word that he would be competing on the show about a month later while on


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about how the party presents itself to the public and whether or not the party should begin presenting a positive vision of what it might do in power now rather than in a platform release just before the next election,” Keating warns. “I am a strong advocate of putting a vision out there now. But based on responses of some in the party, I should hesitate to reiterate that support for fear of being labelled (if only by distant association) a ‘supporter’ of Mr. Simpson, and thus a malcontent who wants to challenge Carole’s leadership.” Keating goes on to point out the flaws in the arguments that people like Schreck are putting out. “This gets down to the issue of whether or not we should begin to talk about ourselves, or whether we should get out of the way while the Libs busy themselves with falling apart. Nothing I’ve seen so far gives me any reason to think that we should simply follow the latter path. People like my good friend Dave Schreck point to polls that show us way out in front as evidence for this approach. Well, he who lives by the sword dies by the sword. The same polls that show us way in front also show, if you dig deeper, that the public has fundamental misgivings about the prospect of an NDP government,” Keating said. Keating believes that the NDP can articulate a vision. “The politics of this province are fundamentally broken. The current party system in the legislature breeds distrust, empowers the premier’s office way too much and ensures that ordinary citizens don’t get their voice heard. We will fix this system when we come to power, and over the next two years we want to talk to British Columbians about how they want politics fixed.” If the NDP really wants to win the hearts and minds of the B.C. voters it is times to stop shooting at their own leader and start listening to people like Keating.

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feedlot disease records are made available in their entirety. On Oct. 19, First Nations people and their chiefs from as far as 900 kilometres away; federal members of Parliament, provincial MLAs, the mayor of Vancouver, fishers — a crosssection of people from all walks of life began to paddle for six days down the Fraser River to demonstrate the importance of wild salmon to us, to our democracy and to our environment. Without them and without you, the fish farmers will continue to operate in secrecy — and to pour all their effluent into Pacific coastal waters and throughout our most valuable wild salmon migration routes. This cannot, must not, be allowed to happen. Please meet us when we land in Vanier Park at 10 a.m. on Monday. Walk with me to the opening of the Cohen Commission hearings, to deliver the message that we want the reign of corporate secrecy to end, and to tell Justice Cohen that people are watching and expect nothing less than the complete truth to be revealed. photo submitted For our itinerary please visit: alexandra Morton visits the northern end of Quesnel lake, near likely, B.c., to, Should you care to learn watch salmon spawn. more about British Columbia’s wild salmon, I will one of the hosts of the Wild Salmon Party at She received an honourary Doctorate of Science from Simon Fraser North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 28, at University in June 2010 for her research into impact of salmon 7:30 p.m. Great music from Holly Arntzen, Kevin Wright and the feedlots on wild salmon. She is the author of five books and has won Dream Band. Tickets: adults/seniors: $20; students: $10; children numerous awards for her scientific activism. under 12 free. If you would like to comment on this story, find it online at www. Alexandra Morton has lived 26 years in a remote B.C. archipelago.


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Harvest Project’s Sylvie Pather and Kay Furniss flash their smiles.

Linda Jacobson chats with Keryn Parish at the Reach Out to Africa info booth. eat, pray, love, Volunteer was the theme of a fall volunteer fair hosted by North Lonsdale United Church, Oct. 2. North Shore residents in attendance perused booths representing a variety of organizations and fundraising events, including the First United Out of the Cold program, the Harvest Project, Meals on Wheels and the Relay for Life.

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health notes halloween charity pumpkin workouts: Storm Fitness will host this annual fundraising event, Friday, Oct. 29, 6 and 7 p.m. at 117 East First St., North Vancouver. Fee: A $10 donation, which goes to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Register by Oct. 25 at or 778-340-0444. the Journey to a healthy existence: Dr. David Phillips will share how exercise and proper nutrition can affect quality of life and how to obtain maximum performance and recovery from workouts, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7:30-9 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Free. RSVP and info: 604-929-7846 or 604-9253003. Music therapy and Mental health: An interactive seminar with music therapist Joel Kroeber, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association. Admission by donation. Info: 604-987-6959.

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program leader Joanne Fevens plays a scarf game with tristan Gulston during a recent session of Fundamentals, a special olympics program for children ages seven to 11. see for more photos from the session.

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Building on the success of Active Start, a weekly program launched locally in 2008 for children ages two to six, FUNdamentals, for children ages seven to 11, was launched in September. “Families are quite excited because it’s a unique program that caters just to kids with intellectual disabilities,” says Shawn Fevens,


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new families wanted From page 13 and FUNdamentals is at 4 p.m. While sessions are currently underway, running until Christmas and then launching again in January, newcomers are always welcome. “We’re definitely looking for more participation from families for both the Active Start and the FUNdamentals programs,” says Fevens. There’s a minimal charge for participation, approximately $20 for a year-long membership, which includes a program T-shirt. Special Olympics B.C. is starting to pilot the third phase

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“The nice thing with our program is that we incorporate the boxing training into your custom tailored workout. Want to get fit? Check. Want to get toned? Check. Want to lose weight and feel great? Want to be able to at least know how to throw a punch for self defence reasons? Check and check. People are starting to discover that if you start using Griffins’ Personal Training as a compliment to your existing workout program or even adding personal training on a multi day or weekly schedule, you will start seeing amazing results, and you will start to feel like a true champ.”

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And it doesn’t stop there. training as well. We also offer a Bridal Bootcamp which is designed for brides and grooms looking to shed the pre-wedding weight.” While Griffins is known chiefly for boxing, most of the sport’s fundamental training is fitness-based and ideal for fitting in to a training program for any sport. “I built Griffins to help change the way people workout, but also to help change the way people think about boxing. It’s an amazing cross training, tone developing, fat burning and‘make you feel like a million dollars’type of workout. We train you for life, whether your goal is fitness and wellness, or whether it is to help you build the confidence and body that will help you succeed in life.” While the physical part of the workout is crucial, a Griffins workout also focuses on keeping you engaged and interested.

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“Look for architectural salvage pieces to incorporate into your designs with newer furniture for a very eclectic interior.” On a recent Dear Genevieve episode, Gorder “repurposed” an antique dresser for use as a bathroom sink.

“Accessories are very inexpensive and can give you instant impact with just a change of a wonderful piece of sculpture on a table or a $10 bouquet of fresh flowers in your kitchen or a few new throw pillows for your sofa. Accessories are like last-minute additions of jewelry to your outfit.”


Perhaps her most important home improvement tip of all? “Concentrate on making your home a beautiful place,” she says. “After all, it’s a refuge.”

“There are lots of things you can do to update your rooms,” Gorder says.


Then, she says, it’s time to get creative. “All it takes is a little time and more effort,” she says. “But you have to look past the home improvement stores and give your home your own personal touch. It needs to make you feel good and reflect the things you care about.”


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Both Gallop and redesigner Eleanor Hunter recommend starting with the largest piece of furniture when looking to change things up. In most cases that’s going to be the couch, which is also usually the most expensive piece of furniture in the room. Both advocate playing it a bit safer when it comes to the fabric and colour of the couch. Sticking with a neutral tone in a more durable fabric will give the piece a longer lifespan.

She does, however, warn people to stay away from putting a couch in front of a window as it tends to block natural light and is not the most aesthetically pleasing view from outside.

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“You want it to be longlasting,” Gallop says. “That makes more sense with the bigger piece.” It also makes the most sense to start with the couch when deciding the layout of furniture in the room. Hunter, who is also a home stager, recommends finding, or creating, a focal point in the room. That could be an architectural point, such as a fireplace or a window with a fabulous view, or one that you can create and move, such as a TV or a piece of art. The couch, she says, should be placed facing the focal point. From there, the other pieces - a loveseat, chairs or other seating elements - should be placed along diagonal lines throughout the room.

For those on a tight budget, you don’t have to shy away from change. Sometimes even just moving the furniture around can make a big difference. Adding new accent pieces, such as chairs, throws or cushions, to an existing couch can also make a big difference in a room.

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STAY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE Peter Simpson had never thought too much about where the plugs in his house were located until he had a hernia operation. “Just a simple thing like bending over to plug in my battery charger in my cell phone, I had to take my time doing it,” said Simpson. “If that power receptacle had only been about six inches or so higher, it wouldn’t have been nearly as challenging.” For Simpson, president and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association, it was a perfect example of why his organization is pushing to educate homebuilders on how to build houses where seniors can age in place. For Simpson the problem was temporary, but for many others, the location of electrical outlets can mean the difference between independence and relying on others.



“The only reason they’re at the height they are today is it’s the height of a hammer. It was easy for them just to get their hammer there and draw a line,” said Simpson. “Old habits die hard, I guess.”

Seniors’ accessibility is also a concern being raised more and more by customers, said John Friswell, owner of the North Vancouver-based CCI Renovations.

municipalities to investigate the idea of laneway homes in back yards, so seniors could live with family while maintaining their independence.

“A lot of (homeowners) have had homes for “I think more municipalities should jump on a long time and they’re now looking board with that, but of course we’ve at their house and saying ‘Wow, got some resistance to that,” I’ve got a two-storey house said Simpson. “I know my that’s 5,000 square feet, parents, if I could have had The location of how am I going to stay a coach house in my back electrical outlets here?’” yard where my parents can mean the could live, they might have Friswell took a four-day considered living there, difference between Certified Aging in Place but they sure as heck Specialist (CAPS) course independence and weren’t going to give up provided by the home their house for a nursing relying on others. builders’ association a home.” few years ago so he could advise clients, and said he Michael Geller, who is the incorporates many of the ideas into principal developer on a project every house he renovates. in West Vancouver that involves laneway houses – what he also calls “granny flats” That includes making sure wood backing is – said they also allow for much smaller installed behind shower walls so grab-bars homes that are just one-storey, and thus can be screwed in later, as well as lowering have no stairs. the height of light switches. He also can install contrasting materials so visually “To my mind the ideal solution is usually a impaired have an easier time navigating or single level unit, which can be at grade with wider doors and larger bathrooms for easier a private outdoor space, which is separate wheelchair access, among other changes. from the main space of the principal dwelling,” said Geller, who is also president He also said they try to install houses with of a company that builds laneway homes deep closets directly above one another and has advocated for them since 1974. in case homeowners decide to install a residential elevator when they’re unable to Still, he said they’re often too expensive for use the stairs. many seniors, which is a major stumbling block for some. Simpson said some seniors are also finding they want to live closer to family, BY TESSA HOLLOWAY which has prompted several North Shore


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They feed almost exclusively at night, make their best effort to hide during the day and prey on people when they’re least suspecting it. Their primary food source? Human blood. Taking all that into account, it’s fair to say bed bugs share a lot in common with your everyday vampire, but one Lower Mainland company is at the forefront of new technology to eradicate the household pests.


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Canadian Pest Control Ltd. is set to roll out a natural combatant in the war on bed bugs, called Cryonite.

the process can be completed quickly without masks, respirators or the use of any pesticides. In fact, those having their properties treated with Cryonite can remain in their homes while the process takes place.

“Cryonite is a freezing process. It turns CO2 in a gas canister, the same as you have in the back of a restaurant to turn pop into “The great thing about fizzy pop, into super cold Cryonite is that it’s “The great thing snow, which is blown immediate. With about Cryonite is that out under pressure,” the vast majority of it’s immediate. With said Brett Johnston, pesticides, it takes general manager of several minutes, if the vast majority of Canadian Pest Control. not hours,” Johnston pesticides, it takes “The super cold said. “The real kicker particles of snow hit with Cryonite is that it several minutes, the bug, shock the bug, kills eggs. Pesticides if not hours,” and they cannot adapt don’t kill eggs; eggs are to the massive drop in quite well protected from temperature — and they their environment, but the die from shock.” super cooling is something that penetrates the egg and kills the egg.” Though used in Europe and the U.S. for decades, Cryonite Bed bugs have enjoyed a worldwide was only recently given the resurgence since the late 1990s and regulatory green light by early 2000s and a number of theories the federal government. exist as to why that’s happened. In the Johnston’s company Metro Vancouver context, Johnston said will be the first in Metro the bug’s proliferation is likely due to the Vancouver to roll out the new multitude of cultures that use Vancouver technology, and he expects as their starting point before scattering to be offering it to customers across the region and province. this month. Given that bed bugs are human parasites, Other methods used to kill bed they have conditioned themselves to bugs have traditionally involved adapt to any situation. pesticides, heat treatments, BY JOHN KURUCz steamers and vacuums. Cryonite, however, is more efficient and

How to banish bed bugs In the world of bed bugs, cleanliness is next to godliness. Reducing clutter and keeping your home clean are two of the best ways to keep bed bugs out of your life. “Bed bugs love clutter; clutter really is the key. It doesn’t matter if you’re super loaded and have got a house in West Vancouver or if you’re down and out and you’ve got a unit in a private hostel in the Downtown Eastside — if your unit is full of clutter, the bed bugs have tons of places to hide,” said Brett Johnston, general manager of Canadian Pest Control. Awareness is also paramount. Check underneath mattresses, bed boards and box springs for dried blood spots or dark, pepperlike materials, which are often the bed bug’s entrails. “You need to be aware that bed bugs are an issue. Bed bugs can be an issue when someone comes to stay with you. People don’t just bring them home themselves; someone can bring them home for you,” he said, adding that those living in apartments and townhomes are more susceptible to infestations. Johnston also suggests that your bed and bed sheets not touch the floor. He added that encasements can be purchased for both mattresses and box springs — the two most preferred homes for bed bugs — that prevent the insects from getting into those spots. If you’ve already noticed the bugs in your bed or in your clothes, running them through the dryer should kill them off.

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poll. The top answer (28 per cent): “No advice.” The second most common answer (20 per cent): “Save as much as you can for the future.” Then (tied at nine per cent): “Don’t spend what you don’t have” and “Pay cash and avoid credit.” Only seven per cent were told to set a budget, and only four per cent to invest — yet 69 per cent of women have savings and investments in their own names. But hopefully this situation is improving, because the Canadian



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Bankers Association poll showed 92 per cent of parents and 81 per cent of teenagers said they discuss money and financial matters at home together. They said: n Teens have an excellent or good understanding of the value of saving money (according to parents, 68 per cent; according to teens, 84 per cent). n Teens are excellent or good at managing their money (parents, 59 per cent; teens, 73 per cent). n Teens are doing an excellent or good job at saving for their future (parents, 52 per cent; teens, 66 per cent). Areas for improvement include understanding credit ratings and personal credit history, borrowing and accessing credit, and investing. The TD poll, which surveyed 1,010 women across Canada aged 45-64 who share in planning the household finances, showed while half of women in B.C. are reasonably satisfied with their investments, only 30 per cent have a financial plan. Women who are in relationships but have not shared managing the family’s finances can expect to be on their own, whether through divorce or death, and should take steps now to learn about money management and their families’ savings, debts, investments, insurance policies and so on in particular.

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Just how severely the restaurant industry has been affected is too early to say, although some insiders suggest alcohol — and specifically bottled wine — sales are off by as much as 20 per cent. We’re not surprised: at one mid-sized Vancouver restaurant on a recent Friday night we looked around to see not a single 750-millilitre bottle of wine in evidence — just one half-bottle at the next table. Whether this new regime is genuinely working for all concerned remains to be seen. In the meantime, here are some ideas that might help you to keep frequenting your favourite haunts: n Order wines by the glass. Vancouver has always been a trailblazer when it comes to wine-by-the-glass selections.

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We can thank Raincity Grill for that, who pioneered the idea of offering a substantial portion of their wine list by the glass. Downside? Yes, you’ll pay slightly more for your wine. Upside? You’ll probably appreciate it more. A knowledgable host will pick the right wine that really does match your dish. Moreover, you can easily mix different wine styles (and colours) at the table. We were recently impressed by Lupo’s Michael Mameli, who did just that — and kept everyone happy. n Drink more Riesling! No, seriously . . . While we don’t expect restaurants to rush out and revamp their wine lists (although Cactus Club just launched a low/no alcohol option), sipping a German Riesling such as Selbach S QBA (11 per cent alcohol by volume), or Balthasar Ress Hattenheimer Schutzenhaus (9.5 per cent) can make a difference to your intake — as well as being just downright delicious and, often as not, a seriously friendly food wine. n Check out the half-bottle section of the wine list. It’ll be bigger by next month, that’s for sure. Of course, you’ll pay more. Again. But hey, it’s all good tax revenue. n Take the bottle with you. All too often overlooked is that other change in the legislation, made some years ago, which makes it legal to transport a re-sealed bottle of wine. Why worry about finishing that bottle at the restaurant when you can take it home? Speaking of which, we’re puzzled by the little-talked-about B.C. Liquor Control & Licensing Branch Policy Directive 10-04 (April 27, 2010) which states:

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DON’T want to finish that bottle you bought to pair with your meal? You can always have your server recork it, then take it home to enjoy. “Wine may also be served by the standard 750 ml bottle if it is to be consumed by at least two people and with food.” So if you’re alone but like to indulge in a decent bottle of wine when you travel — and maybe take it back to your room for later, or even for the next day? Good luck. The nanny state says “no way.” But it’s fine if you want to pound a few beers — and at least appear to stay sober. Go figure. n The obvious: Plan ahead. Take transit where possible

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donations to fill the food bank. All North Shore efforts will be donated to the Harvest Project. Food donation boxes can be found at any Shaw location or Safeway stores.

good souls gather books at capilano university: The United Way of the Lower Mainland’s annual book sale will come to Capilano University, Thursday, Oct. 28, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Birch Building Cafeteria, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Book donations are being accepted for various genres of books until the sale, which can be dropped off at one of the many bins located around the North Vancouver campus. together is amazing: Shaw Cablesystems is holding a food drive until Nov. 15 and is asking for the community’s help with

hawaiian ceremony: Open to all families of Hawaiian decent, featuring the raising of the tiki pole and other ceremonies, Sunday, Oct. 24 from 3 to 10 p.m. at Chief Joe Mathias Centre, 100 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver. There will be a potluck. Free. Info: queenaloha@shaw. ca. Monster garage in your trunk: Capilano University students will host a car boot sale, Sunday, Oct. 24, noon-2 p.m. at Windsor secondary parking lot, 931 Broadview Dr., North Vancouver. Load up your trunks with used items you no longer need and stake your claim in the parking lot for a $10 fee or just come and shop. Vendors are to arrive at 11 a.m. for set up. Proceeds from vendor fees will support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Info: 778-886-



author reading: Join author Treasa O’Driscoll as she reads from her new book Celtic Woman: A Memoir of Life’s Poetic Journey, Monday, Oct. 25, 7-8:30 p.m. at Parkgate library, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Free. Registration: 604929-3727.

the north shore news is asking its readers for help in finding the best decorated halloween homes in north and west Vancouver.

If your family is planning something spooktacular for Oct. 31, or if you have seen a ghosty garden that impressed you, please let us know. We will publish a selection of photos in our Sunday, Oct. 31 issue as well as addresses of displays that might be worth taking the family to see. Please send your tips to

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inter-river community association (previously the Lynnmour Community Association) will hold their first general meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. at Jaycee House, 1251 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver. The group plans to assess the needs of the neighbourhood in order to improve services and amenities. Info: 604-987-4023.

effective parenting — discipline that doesn’t divide: Family counsellors Colleen and Patti Drobot will present the seven principles of discipline, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7-9:30 p.m. at Hollyburn elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Fee: $15 per couple (parenting in the same family) or $10 per person. Reservations:

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elevator row: In Canada the term elevator row refers to a row of four or more wood-crib Prairie grain elevators. Because so many grain elevators have been torn down, Canada has only two surviving elevator rows, one located in Warner, Alta, and the other in Inglis, Man. The Inglis elevator row has been protected as a National Historic Site of Canada, while the Warner elevator row remains unprotected. — Wikipedia

While wooden grain elevators dominated the prairie skyline for decades, they have been disappearing rapidly in the last quarter century, especially in alberta. Fewer than 250 elevators remain of the 1,800 that were built across the province.

historic grain elevators an indelible link to alberta’s pioneer roots

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paradise Valley, alta. — the prospect of a visit to the past leaves us thinking of how we can possibly step back in time. wouldn’t it be fun, if only for an afternoon? A grain elevator near Alberta’s eastern border invites visitors to take a different perspective on time-travelling with its Climb Thru Time Museum. The historical journey takes visitors past a variety of scenes from Prairie life, ranging from the farmyard to an early school room to horse-drawn implements. Bill Dobson of the Paradise Valley and District Museum Society says the intention was to present a view of pioneer life in Western Canada, not just in Paradise Valley and area. The community is located 220 kilometres east of Edmonton, between Lloydminster and Wainwright. After 15 years of operation, the museum attracts a steady flow of school and seniors

groups as well as the general public — about 3,000 people a year. The visitors are not only Albertans, Dobson says, pointing out that one year the museum attracted guests from nine provinces, one territory and 30 countries. That demonstrates “how tourism is possible, even in a little place,” he says. Comments from visitors show that they appreciate the approach taken by the museum. “I don’t even like going to museums, but I really liked this place,” was one visitor’s reaction. The Paradise Valley museum includes the grain elevator, the annex where the Climb Thru Time is located, and a tiny railway station. While wooden grain elevators dominated the Prairie skyline for decades, they have been disappearing rapidly in the last quarter century, especially in Alberta. Fewer than 250 elevators remain of the 1,800 that were built across the province. To visitors from other parts of the country, grain elevators serve as the quintessential

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For those who like something warm and dry as a reward at the end of their mountain hike, the teahouse that concludes the two-hour hike from chateau lake louise to lake agnes is ideal.

taking tea in the rockies John Masters

Contributing Writer

lake louise, alta. — the canadian wilderness is magnificent, to be sure. sometimes when you’re out in it, it seems to go on forever, unbroken by the slightest trace of civilization. This can be a good thing — or not. For those who prefer that their wilderness hikes offer something by way of reward beyond just a spectacular view or a fine place to pitch a tent, let me recommend the trek to the Lake Agnes Teahouse. More in keeping with the kind of mountain hiking you find in the European Alps, this two-hour ascent in the

Canadian Rockies begins on the terrace of the Chateau Lake Louise,climbsabout400metres through Engelmann spruce and golden larch, provides excellent views of emerald Lake Louise and the massive glaciers that feed it, and deposits you at the top of a waterfall. Here a pretty tarn, Lake Agnes, awaits your inspection, which you can do from the comfort of the teahouse. If you’re so inclined you can continue around the lake and gain further elevation, ending atop a giant jutting thumb of rock called the Big Beehive, for even more panoramic views. Or you can watch, over a cup of hot tea, the tiny figures of others do it. There’s been a teahouse here since 1901 — part of the plan by Canadian Pacific Railway, which built Château Lake

Louise, to Swiss-ify this part of the Rocky Mountains. The hike from the chateau was already popular back then: Lady Agnes, the gung-ho wife of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, had done it back in 1886. (The same year that she rode for 1,000 kilometres through the Rockies in a chair attached to the cowcatcher of a CPR steam engine.) On the mid-September day I made the climb a steady drizzle was coming down and the mountains were swaddled in clouds. The teahouse was a warm and welcome sight. When I entered, its windows were misted over and Leonard Cohen’s “So Long, Marianne” was playing. Despite the weather, the place was almost full. A chalkboard listed the dozens of teas available by the pot;


another rhymed off the food menu: soup, sandwiches and baked treats, all made on the premises. The current teahouse was built in 1981, a spacious log cabin atop a stone cellar. Its season runs from late May to mid-October. Provisions arrive by helicopter each spring; fresh produce is brought in by backpack by the staff as needed. The staff sleeps on the premises. On my way down, as so often happens in the Rockies, the weather quickly changed. The rain stopped, the clouds parted. The sun shone. Whisky jacks and nutcracker jays flitted through the drying trees. Lake Louise glittered. It was almost as good a reward as the teahouse. if you go: For more information visit the Banff Lake Louise Tourism website at www. For information on travel in Alberta visit the Travel Alberta website at www.travelalberta. com.

symbol of Western Canada. As wooden elevators have disappeared, their role has been usurped by much larger inland grain terminals. Not only have the elevators disappeared, but the rail lines that served them have also been abandoned and the tracks removed. Faced with the rapid disappearance of these landmarks, Alberta supporters banded together to save a few of those that remain. Communities such as Andrew, St. Albert, Paradise Valley, Acadia Valley and Nanton are among those who have saved their elevators and converted them to museums. A Leduc group is in the process of turning its elevator into an interpretive centre. The experiences at the elevators vary from a visit to the grainunloading area and office to a demonstration of the workings of an elevator at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin. Some museums include tea rooms or snack bars, while others are located close to restaurants. The Climb Thru Time Museum fills the annex, which is larger than most, standing nearly as tall as the elevator. This annex, used to provide extra capacity for grain storage, consists of vertical bins like a series of elevator shafts. Volunteers spent many hours cutting through the sides of the grain bins and building a walkway and display spaces inside the annex. The floors and walkway create a safe environment for visitors. The gently sloping walkway takes visitors past a series of dioramas — scenes that depict pioneer life in Western Canada. Dobson says the group purchased the elevator, the last of six that once stood in the village, in 1989. The society bought the structure from Alberta Wheat Pool, and CP Rail donated the land. Several years were spent in cleaning and construction before the museum opened to the public in 1995. But Dobson knew he had to rally community support behind the project. The society held an open house in early 1995 to show the community the partly completed museum. The open house attracted 125 people, creating “a positive turning point” and enthusiasm for the facility, Dobson said. After the open house, the society was able to push ahead with completion of the museum. Ironically, the museum that provides a good demonstration of how elevators operate is not one of these preserved buildings — it’s a large display at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum. The display not only shows how a truck unloads grain, but also reveals a part of the elevator — the area with grain handling chutes — that most museums can’t show since it’s off-limits at the top of the building. The display also includes the manlift — a small platform pulled up by a counterweighted rope that allowed an elevator worker to reach the chutes and other equipment at the top of the building. So, this museum offers the opportunity to see how parts of the elevator work that aren’t visible in other museums. “Our visitors do find the grain elevator to be quite interesting,” said Kerry Atkinson, educator at the museum. “With many visitors coming from other parts of the country or the world, they find the workings to be a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Prairies.” if you go: For more information about Alberta’s wooden grain elevators, visit, click on the arrow in the Alberta Register of Historic Places box and search grain elevators. Before heading out to visit a grain elevator, it’s best to check for operating hours. Some are open daily, but it’s necessary to make an appointment to visit others. For more information on the Climb Thru Time Museum, call 1-780-745-2150. Information on the Reynolds-Alberta Museum is available by phone at 1-800-661-4726 or online at

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

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caMeron digby and Marina Van driel stand atop Michelangelo’s piazza in Florence, italy. roB and Val pellatt enjoy a visit to the atlantis resort in nassau, Bahamas.

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LAST week I wrote about including the family dog in Halloween festivities by dressing him or her in a costume.

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I even suggested that Fido come along for trick-ortreating and that families have cookies or other dog treats for the four-legged visitor,

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especially if they are able to do a trick! But what do you do if you have a dog that wants no part of Halloween? For those with reluctant canine trick-or-treaters, Halloween can still offer a good training opportunity. If your dog shows aggression towards people at the door, it isn’t wise to use the visiting children as a way to help your dog get over this issue. That requires some one-on-one time with a professional trainer. These training tips would be more for those dogs who get excited at the doorbell ringing, people entering the home or if they are slightly fearful of unusual looking people. It is best that a training partner be available to help, as assisting the children at your front door and teaching Fido how to be calm and relaxed at the same time may be a bit much to handle on your own. If yours is a dog that barks incessantly at the sound of the doorbell, don’t get bent out of shape about it. Instead, when the doorbell rings calmly walk to the door, step between the door and Fido (so your back is to the door and you are facing your dog) and assertively put spatial pressure on your dog by walking towards them

and expecting them to back away from you. Your helper can greet the trick-or-treating children. Once your dog stops barking and takes a few steps backwards away from the door, gently guide him by the collar to his bed with the command, “Go to your bed.” He can then be lured into a down with a treat. Do this every time someone comes to the door. Eventually your dog can be expected to bark a few times, then back away from the door on his own, allowing you to open it. If you are really lucky he will place himself on his bed as he awaits his treat . . . for his trick. For dogs that are uncertain

of strangers at the door, have Fido on-leash. Again, if Fido shows aggression in any way, do not attempt this. Get a professional in to help. When the door bell rings lure Fido to the door with the leash and have a bag of dog treats at the front door. As the door is opening begin giving Fido a treat for remaining in a calm sit at your side. As the children make an appearance ask them to give Fido a treat by placing the treat into the children’s hands and allowing them to give it to your dog. All the while Fido should remain in a sit. If she backs away out of insecurity about the situation, let her. Don’t let go of the leash

though, she is only allowed to back away to the end of the leash. Your job at that point is to ignore her completely. If she makes an attempt to come close to the children you can reward her with a treat, but don’t let the child give the treat at this point as she is still unsure of children or the strange costumes. It is only when she calmly approaches with a low wagging tail and will take direction such as being told to sit and responds respectfully, that the child can give a treat. Finally, teach your dog a trick of his own such as shake a paw, high-five or take a bow. That way he can entertain the children who come for treats.

Fireworks: keep calm and carry on MANY dogs experience fear and anxiety with fireworks.

When dogs are in an anxious state from the startling noise of fireworks, they may attempt to flee to escape the noise or become destructive thru digging, chewing or other negative behaviours. Dogtime founder Michelle Sevigny remembers her childhood pet burying herself under piles of blankets and comforters in the laundry room during fireworks. A few of her tips to manage your dog’s fear this Halloween include: 1. Make sure your dog wears an ID tag and has a micro-chip in case she flees in attempt to escape the noise.

2. Exercise your dog. If your dog is exhausted, she has less energy to react to the noise. 3. Muffle the fireworks. Close outside doors to reduce sound and close curtains or blinds to reduce any flashing light show. 4. Try natural calming products such as Dog Appeasing Pheromones (DAP) or Rescue Remedy, which can help your dog feel more at ease. 5. Set the scene yourself by being calm, relaxed and not fussing over your dog. Never become angry at your dog or use punishment; your dog is afraid and is not being disobedient. These tips will not eliminate your dog’s fear of fireworks, but may help you get through them. For more information, see

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capilano university has undergone an almost complete men’s volleyball transplant in the past year.

three to see this week Field hockey Senior girls Div. 1 North Shore championship SENTINEL vs. COLLINGWOOD Oct. 26, 3 p.m., William Griffin turf Volleyball Capilano Blues season openers COTR @ CAPILANO Oct. 29, women at 6 p.m., men at 7:45 p.m. and Oct. 30, women at 1 p.m. and men at 2:45 p.m. rugby Lower Mainland elite senior women MERALOMA vs. CAPILANO Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m. Klahanie Park

The procedure started at the end of last season when new head coach Scott Weninger took over for the departed Marcelo Paz, becoming the team’s fourth coach in four years. Capilano missed the playoffs last season for the second time in a row. The transplant was completed this fall when the Blues came together with 14 roster players, only two of whom played for the team last year. If it wasn’t for the uniforms, opposing teams could be forgiven for wondering if they are in the right gymnasium when these Blues take the floor. Not only is Weninger new to the Blues, he’s also new to this whole coaching thing. Two years ago he was a player in this league, suiting up for powerhouse squads at Vancouver Island University. Last year he played professionally in Belgium and now he’s on the Capilano sidelines facing an awful big task — making a program out of almost nothing. neWs photos cindy Goodman This isn’t minor surgery. neW capilano volleyball coach scott Weninger runs a recruit through drills at an This is the creation of life. “It’s a big change, a lot of id camp held earlier this year. the new-look Blues start their season saturday. young guys,” said Weninger. The coach, however, is not about to back down from any opponent. Some of the league’s top teams that boast fourthand fifth-year players will be tough to take down, he said, but Capilano shouldn’t be taken lightly either. “There’s going to be those top teams with more experience. I think right now if we can get into provincials and play well throughout the season and continue improving, as we have been, we’ll turn out to surprise some teams.” It’s going to take a lot of team bonding and commitment from a group of brand new teammates to get there, said Weninger. “Our team (needs) to become a team on and off the court together and keep our minds focused on our goals,” he said. “We need to put trust in each other and commit to our team goals as a unit. . . . If we can do that and do the little extra things — stay on top of school work so that’s not stressful for us, stay on top of their weight training programs and physio stuff — and then work hard in practice, I think we’ll be able to get to our only two players from last year’s Blues team are back this season, forcing new coach scott Weninger to goals. It’s a whole process.” And don’t forget those two returning players — they’re no search high and low for players to fill out the roster. slouches. Outside hitter Dan Caverly was the BCCAA rookie of the year last season and setter Ben Ricketts has been named team University of Hawaii, has battled injuries recently but he has also played in the national team system for his native Paraguay, said captain after playing last season as Capilano’s starting libero. Though they are the only returning Blues, they’re not the Weninger. “He’ll be a big, big key to our program if he stays only players with college experience. Right side hitter Alex healthy.” The team’s rookies who are right out of high school will have Turner played a year for SAIT and outside hitter Kyle Sam suited up for UBC Okanagan for a season. See Blues page 42 Matias Brizuela, a player with two years experience at the


smith racing to win after win north Vancouver’s Jessica smith is running away from the competition this year for the simon Fraser university crosscountry running team, winning all three of the races the team has entered this season.

Jessica smith The domination started Sept. 18 when Smith, an Argyle grad, won the seasonopening Sundodger Open in Seattle, racing the 6,000metre course in a time of 21:51.94. The win earned her two separate awards: the NAIA Association of Independent Institution’s Female Athlete of the Week award and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Female CrossCountry Athlete of the Week. Next up for the senior runner was the Western Washington University Preview held Oct. 9 in Bellingham, Wash. Her time of 17:46 for the 5,000-m course put her 20 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. Helen Crofts, another SFU runner and a West Van secondary grad, finished third. For the win Smith earned her second GNAC Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week award. One week later Smith was back in the winner’s circle, this time taking top spot in the Concordia Classic held Oct. 16 in Portland. Smith raced the 5,000-m course in 17:25.6. “Jessica has been See SFU page 43

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put up your dukes is a funny, oldtimey phrase that means there’s a spot of trouble brewing. The Simon Fraser University Clan football team put up their Dukes for the annual Shrum Bowl battle against the University of British Columbia earlier this month and it meant a whole lot of trouble for Thunderbirds. That would be running backs Gabe Ephard and Bo Palmer, both former Windsor Dukes who ran roughshod over UBC as SFU claimed a 2720 victory to earn their first win of the season. The pair combined for 239 rushing yards and two touchdowns, helping the Clan improve to 17-15-1 all-time in the Shrum Bowl series. Ephard, a junior who has been on fire all season for SFU, racked up 112 yards — including a 12-yard touchdown run — in just the first half before an ankle injury sidelined him for the rest of the game. Palmer, a sophomore who had already scored

a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter, took the lead role in the second half, rushing for 101 yards in the third quarter alone. He ended the game with 128 yards and a touchdown and was later named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. SFU joined the NCAA Div. 2 GNAC this season after seven years as UBC league rivals in the CIS. With UBC hosting the game it was played under Canadian football, three-down rules. Ephard and Palmer weren’t the only North Shore players to boost the SFU offence. Quarterback Ryan Schwartz, a Seycove grad, put together a six-play, 86-yard drive in the third quarter that was capped off by a 30-yard touchdown pass to Mathis Baumbach. Schwartz completed six of 14 passes for 120 yards and one touchdown for the game. SFU is back in action this weekend, visiting Dixie State, before playing their final home game of the season Oct. 30 against Humboldt State. With four GNAC games left on the schedule the Clan is hoping to get their first win at the NCAA Div. 2 level.

Jump for the ages

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West Van’s christa Bortignon jumps at the north, central and caribbean american World Masters athletics regional championships held recently in Mayaguez, puerto rico. in six masters meets this summer Bortignon won 33 medals, including 28 golds, in the 70-74 age group while setting three canadian records.

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to contribute a lot as well. Sean Miller from Balzac, Alta., has already shown enough leadership to be named a team co-captain, said Weninger. “He came in as a left side recruit but now we’ve had to

transfer him to the middle and he’s taken that in stride, which is really nice to see,” he said. “He’s really undersized but he has good jumping ability and he’s very athletic.” It’s a hodgepodge, far-flung group that speaks to the fractured nature of the program in recent years. It also speaks to a challenge that has dogged the program for a number of years — recruiting is tough for the Blues men because the North Shore does not have senior high school volleyball for boys. But the team has already shown flashes of strong play in the pre-season. They were the only BCCAA team to take a set off of CIS school Trinity Western at the Douglas College tournament and have already won some matches against other college-level

opponents. It’s been a huge learning process for the players and the coach. “Every day I learn something new about just my coaching style or our players on our team. Adapting has been pretty big — not just doing what other coaches have done for me, it’s kind of adapt and do what I’d like to do with my own coaching philosophy,” he said. “It’s been surprising just the way some guys will take some input and other guys won’t take the same input in the same way. It’s been difficult to figure out who you can push, how hard you can push each guy.” The Blues open the regular season at home next weekend with a pair of matches against College of the Rockies. On Friday, Oct. 29, the action starts with the women’s game at 6 p.m. followed immediately by the men’s match. On Saturday the women take the court at 1 p.m. with the men to follow. Two years removed from playing in the league, Weninger can’t wait to try things out on the other side of the clipboard. “I’ll be excited to finally get it going. It’ll be different, especially not playing in that game, but it will be exciting. I’m looking forward to it. It should be good.”

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In Memoriam

Neate, John Wallace

Jan.1, 1933 – Oct. 25, 2006

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(nee: Gentile) 1913 - 2010

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Antonietta Brini, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Antonietta passed away peacefully at Evergreen House at the age of 97 on October 20, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. Antonietta was born in San Giuliano, Italy on January 13, 1913. She immigrated to North Vancouver, B.C. in 1957 where she resided for 53 years. Antonietta’s memory will be cherished by daughters Nikki (Joe) Ficocelli and Maria (Luigi) Maglieri. She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Ralph (Brylie), Frank (Jennifer), Louie (Kim) and Annette (Mike), greatgrandchildren Brianna, Joey, Olivia, Ella, Sophie, Bronwynn and Michael. Antonietta was predeceased by her father Nicola, mother Marianicola, her first husband Giovanni and first daughter Nicolina, sister Maria, brother Fellipo and her beloved husband Luigi. She was happiest when she was surrounded by her family and friends. A heartfelt thank-you to the staff at 2 South at Evergreen House and a special thank you to Jennifer, our rock at Evergreen House and Mom’s special angel Kathy also of Evergreen House and our gratitude, love and thank you to uncle Carmine who was at her side during this journey. Prayers will be offered at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 24th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church 2725 Lonsdale Street, North Vancouver, B.C. where Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 25th. Entombment to follow at the Ocean View Burial Park in the Abbey, Burnaby, B.C. In lieu of flowers donations to the Lions Gate Evergreen House would be appreciated.


DUBOIS, NELSON (Nels) Born 1912 in Estevan Saskatchewan, passed away Friday October 15th, 2010 in North Vancouver. Predeceased by the love of his life Ann, he is survived by his loving daughter Nancy (Rob), grandchildren Sarah (Larry) and Scott (Erin), great grandchildren Dexter, Griffin, and Sadie. Nelson was a long time resident of North Vancouver. He touched the hearts of all who knew him. Nelson had a smile for everyone and was always willing to help others. Many thanks to the staff of Evergreen House who treated Nelson with compassion, dignity and respect. A celebration of Nelson’s life was held on Saturday, October 23rd at his former residence on Arborlynn Drive.

GIBBS - Reginald Reg passed away peacefully on October 4th, 2010, at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, British Columbia, at the age of 100 years. Born in Brandon, Manitoba, on February 12th, 1910, and raised in Winnipeg, he was married to his wife Ann in 1933, who predeceased him in 1973. Following Ann’s passing, Reg moved to North Vancouver where he lived on his own, unassisted, until the time of his passing. Throughout his life he was a dedicated father and grandfather, generous and caring. He was alert and always active, regularly out early in the morning for a walk about. Reg enjoyed watching televised sports, especially hockey and CFL football. He will be deeply missed by his son Dennis of North Vancouver and his grandsons, Kelly and Patrick. He will also be remembered by his niece Valerie Klym of Arborg, Manitoba. A family graveside service was held on October 13th, 2010, at Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia, where Reg was laid to rest beside his beloved wife Ann.



WILLIAMS - Mary Elizabeth ‘Bette’ (nee Armstrong) Aug 4, 1922 - Oct 19, 2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend on October 19, 2010. Bette leaves behind her adoring husband of 66 years, Lloyd Williams, her children Jane, Dai & Martha Williams, her grandchildren Evan Williams, Kyle Williams, Paul Steffes and her great-grandson, Jayden Williams. She is predeceased by her brother, Rae Alden (Syd Armstrong). Bette was born in Anyox, BC and raised in Vancouver where she attended Kitsilano High School. There she excelled in sports, especially field hockey. She met Lloyd in high school and they eloped during WWII in October 1944 when Lloyd was home on leave from the Navy. Bette lived in West Vancouver for the past 45 years where she played badminton, was an original member of the Ambleside Waterfront Ratepayers Association, loved to paint and for many years was a member of the West Vancouver Sketch Club. Her greatest love apart from family was playing bridge. Bette loved her home and surroundings and not a day went by when she didn’t express to friends and family how lucky and fortunate she felt to live where she did and to have had such a long and fulfilling life. All who knew her looked to her for her wisdom and inner strength and loved her for her truthfulness and loyalty. Bette’s wishes were that her family celebrate her life privately. Flowers graciously declined; however, friends wishing to honour Bette’s memory, please do so with an association of your choice.'


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1 STROLLER, 2 exer saucers, good condition. U Pick Up! 604-833-7745 2 AQUARIUM, 1 dishwasher, 1 stove, lawnmower in working cond. U Pick Up 604-980-6050 FREE DIRT - Delivered for free. North & West Van. Minimum 5 yards. 604-985-4211 OLDER WHITE GE Pot Scrubber Dishwaser. U pick up. 604-990-0903

CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591

FREE CATALOGUE HALFORD’S LEATHER, Beads, Tanned Furs, Craft Kits. Butcher Supplies & Equipment, Animal Control Products, Free Shipping (some restrictions) / 800-353-7864/ KITCHEN CABS, 15 x 10ft, $650; fridge sub zero, micro & dw $650, good cond. 604-999-9695 MATTRESS/BOXSPRING, SINGLE Beautyrest, exc cond. $150. call 604-922-7468. Titlelist, T-made, Adams, Ping API’s, R9135, blacks, G-15’s, all 2010. All must go. 604-986-9390. Also 10’ kayak, all gear $250



Wanted to Buy


All types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed North Shore dealer. 604-960-0045 Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530

For Sale Miscellaneous

DINING TABLE & 6 chairs, only 6 mths old $500, cost $725. Other items avail 604-925-0012


TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Pick up or delivered. Rod 604-985-7193

WHITE LOVE seat, cushions, nice size, slightly curved, you pick up. 604-984-6509.

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A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H FIREWOOD, DRY seasonsed. fir, maple, alder, full cords, split and delivered. 1-604-993-0094


Childcare Available

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


Daycare Centres

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


Preschools/ Kindergarten

Mamalina’s Montessori

Preschool & Child Care Centre 4317 Gallant Ave., Deep Cove Music, Spanish & French incld. A.M./P.M. Classes, Kindercare Call for more info



Academic Programs, Yoga, Cooking, Daily French, Music Before & After School 5 - 12 years 530 East 12th St, North Van


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


GOLDEN RETRIEVERS born Aug 31 family raised 1 shots, dewormed, vet ✔ $600. Ph 604-701-1587



2 AKC registered Yorkie terriers, contact

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $350+. 604-590-3727 BLACK LAB puppies 4 males 1 female 8 wks old both parents reg. Excl hunting capability. $600 No Sunday calls 604-819-1729 BOXERS, CKC reg. show champion lines, 9 flashy brindle males, 2 reverse, chip, wormed & shots, ready Nov 12. 604-987-0020

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

D’ARCY A 6 yr old giant schauzer/ poodle very healthy & quiet dog is looking for a good home. Likes kids, his ball & new friends. Perfect family pet. 778-991-2117

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

ABSOLUTE CARE SERVICES ★ Professionally screened Nannies & Caregivers. ★ Full & part time available



YORKIE OR Yorkie X Maltese Toy size, local, 604-590-3727

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


Accounting/ Bookkeeping


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

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Email: 604-980-9668

Pet Services

PET HOTEL @YVR FREE daycare or Overnight stay for first time clients! Call now 604-238-PETS


Real Estate Services


PRIVATE DUTY RN experienced in home care, palliative care, avail for days or evening shifts. 604-986-2931 * 778-868-1767

I’d like my aunt to receive a Q. congratulatory message for her 90th birthday; how do I arrange this? There are a number of milestones which A. may lead to a congratulatory message – e.g. from the Governor General for birthdays

after 90. A greeting from the Queen can be arranged for 100th birthdays and 60th anniversaries. A full listing of available messages and the application form can be found at or call the BC Protocol and Events Branch (Enquiry BC 1-800-663-7867) for more information. A minimum of eight weeks’ notice is required. Seniors’ One-Stop Information Line 604-983-3303 or 604-925-7474 North Shore Community Resources

Business Opps/ Franchises

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. 604-434-7744


Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Raymond Gooch, deceased, formerly of 2166 Lloyd Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C.,V7P 2P2. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Raymond Gooch are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor, c/o Colleen Butts at 30-888 16th Street North Vancouver, BC V7P 1R3 on or before November 22nd 2010, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.


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Houses - Sale



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


Out Of Town Property

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


Real Estate

Condos/ Townhouses


Lots & Acreage

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THE *9% RRSP...or resp, riff, lira, tfsa etc. Federally Regulated Audited Annually. If you are not getting a steady *9% plus return paid monthly now you can! Call or e-mail to find out how you can. or call Jarome (778) 388-9820 (*Historical performance does not guarantee future returns)

REAL ESTATE ★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



MT. BAKER SKI AREA - 2 cabins, 1 property. Rent one, use one. Gated community with amenities. 35 minutes from border $399,500 U.S. Maryann Angus 360-224-6704

HEALTH Homecare Available

Financial Services

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


Travel Destinations

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


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

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 1-604-392-5715

MIN PIN, F, red, 8 wk, dewclawed & tails, vet ✔, incls pup pack, friendly. $650. 604-719-4404




Pets - Other


DOBERMAN PUPS. Female/ Male. Tails/ears/dew claws done. Black/tan. $1,500. 604-607-7433



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Condos/ Townhouses

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Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals


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

1 BR Avail Nov 1, 140 E 15th St. on bus route, np, $950+utils 604-618-9259, 604-988-1956


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

326 WEST 1st St. 1 bdrm $775 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916


Esplanade St. North Van 2 bdrm, 2 full bath, 1100 sqft, balcony. $1800 incl h/w, heat, air cond, storage, 2 u/g prkg. Access to swimming pool & gym at the Pinnacle Hotel. No pets. Available December 1st.


1 BR, quiet bldg, X from LGH, hyd/cbl, prkg incl, N/S, sm. pet ok, Dec 1. $1100/mo, 604-929-6793

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

Beautiful Views

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

concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

North Vancouver

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, $1150-$1225, central Lonsdale panoramic view, balc. heat, cable, Nov 1-15, ns, np, 913-6727

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

2 BR corner unit, bright, spacious, refinished hardwood, newly renod & paint, central Lonsdale, ns, np, avail Nov 1, $1136, 604-904-7545 2 BR, Nr Cap Univ. very spacious, incld heat & hw, 1 prkg, immed, ns, np, $1350, 604-921-4384 3 BR, 120 West 19 Nov 1. approx 1200sf, hardwood, heat/hw incl, 1 yr lease, np $1900. 604-687-1686


North Van Apt. Rentals

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 4 BR avail Nov 1. 604-988-3828 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 TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield Rd. NV 2 bdrm $1280 No pets. Call 604-

990-2971 or Wkends 778-340-7406

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


West Van Apt. Rentals

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

Apartments & Condos


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

EXCEPTIONAL WELL Kept spacious bright, 2BR central Lonsdale main flr w/patio, $1175 incl hardwood, heat hw & hydro ns, np, Nov 1, 604-904-7545 KENMORE MANOR 140 East 17th St. A bright 1 bdrm Available. Heat & h/w incl. N/S, No Pets. 604-980-4554

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road. 1 BR - Starting at $995

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

West Van Apt. Rentals

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.

Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

WHITEHALL APT’S - 1640 Esquimalt Ave - 1 BR $970 M-F 604-990-2971 wkends 985-2876

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 BR Avail Nov 1 & 15

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

Call 604-922-8815 to view.

2 BDRM VIEW 3 bath, 2 lvl executive, 2 ug prkg, w/d, n/s, Nov 1st. $3800. 604-374-4544 2 BR, 2109 Bellevue. view, hardwood, hw & heat incl’d, Nov 1, np, $1500, 604-986-1294

2 BR faces south, now, quiet bldg Bellevue Ave. Rent incl heat, hw, basic cable & prkg, 604-926-1691 Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach now, pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Av. 604-926-6287

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


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

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: A month of mystery, of psychological, financial and sexual depths awaits you. You might be “tied to” another’s finances, might invest, or take on a mortgage or other large debt. The end result will be a change in your lifestyle. This change might occur through other avenues also: health adjustments, sexual involvements (or pregnancy) etc. It’s a time of commitment and consequence. It’s also, to some degree, a time of karma – I hope you’ve been good! Research, intuition and subconscious promptings aid you. Chase money, shop early Sunday. Thursday to Saturday are sexy, romantic! Taurus April 20-May 20: The weeks ahead feature relationships – of all stripes, from marriage and business partnerships, to agreements, contracts, negotiations, dealings with the public, and the bevy of new relationships that relocation would entail. You are no longer (as in recent weeks) meeting friction and challenge from others. Now forward (to January) most dealings and links become unusually affectionate and gracious. Everyone wants to please – you included! It’s likely that a former bond, an “ex” or a former opportunity (relocation, business, public dealings, etc.) will loom large. Talk it up, Thursday. Gemini May 21-June 20: The next few weeks bring drudgery, chores, health concerns, machinery repairs/purchases and increased dependents’ needs. All these detracted from the pleasures of the last few weeks. So now the cosmos balances: during this “drudgery month” your chores will tend to be light and enjoyable, co-workers will be affectionate (or at least nice), dependents reward you and your health will improve...unless you have a sugar-related problem – e.g., diabetes. (If so, be vigilant through January.) Relationships grow fiery yet hopeful. Love could arise from an argument (and vice versa).



1 BR Dundarave, 1 blk to village & Seawall, bus at door. Quiet, suits 1, ns, np $950 incl cable & utils. Avail now 604-603-7010

Call 604-986-3356


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

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

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

2 BR, 2 ba, view, VISTA PLACE $1900/mth incls FREE digital TV, 88 channels & hi spd internet for 12 mths 604-904-0490

Apartments & Condos

LOWER LONSDALE, Immaculate 1 BR, top flr, South view, balc, secure, concrete, n/s, 6 ss appls, 1 park & storage, ht, h/s, gas incls, pets ok, Avail Oct 25, Lease, $1440 + hydro, cable, phone. 604-922-1674

★ 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★

1 BR fully renod, upper Lonsdale, large, $930 incl heat hw & cable, ns, np, now, lease, 604-987-8807

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


Cancer June 21-July 22: The month ahead features romance, pleasure, speculation, creativity, beauty and charming kids. You’ll ride a winning streak! These enjoyable matters were sprinkled through September and October, but now they flower more fully. A contentious, intense tone yields to a softer, affectionate “dalliance” atmosphere. An old flame might appear, if he/she has not already done so in the last two weeks. Sunday’s for fun, social delights. Retreat to rest, plan Monday/Tuesday. Your energy, magnetism and effectiveness soar Wednesday p.m. to Friday – go out, NOT within! Money caution Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The weeks ahead revolve around home, kids, property, security, soul, nutrition and Mother Nature. The friction that sandpapered these areas in recent weeks will fade – for two years. Now to January, affection fills your home. You’ll be charmed and charming! It’s a splendid time to decorate, vacation, take the kids to the pumpkin patch, etc. If you’re single, a romantic streak begins to wind through your days. If married, the boudoir brightens. If parenting, be gentle – you might push sports, adventure, too hard. Be ambitious Sunday. Happiness, hopes, plans and popularity Monday/ Tuesday! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Communications, paperwork, details, errands, short trips, siblings and casual acquaintances fill the weeks ahead. Much of this continues September/October’s trends, but in bigger, luckier ways. The focus of communications changes from sex, finances, mutual property, big changes, power plays, secrets, to something lighter, more gracious: affection/sensuality, earnings instead of assets, compromise instead of power plays, etc. Less is at stake, and that buoys your heart! Still, you’ll be short-tempered on the home front to early December: make peace! Social joys Wednesday-Friday!

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

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

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

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive


Duplexes - Rent

CENTRAL LONSDALE, great views, 3 br, 3 decks, 1 1/2 baths, 1400 sf, 2 flrs, $1725. Cats ok, ns. Pls call Shirley 604-986-7712


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 5 BR+. Upper Brit. Prop, spectac 180° view, large decks, pool, gym hottub, fully furnished $5900 neg 604-889-6002.778-926-7711

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, long term. 604-987-2691 GOOD RATES, Executive Suites & Houses. Short-term. EAGLES NEST - Eve 604-763-1748 Grand Manor Guest House/ Apt Furn. rooms/suites/apartments daily weekly monthy rates, ns, np, 604-812-2715 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit

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 Westwind Apartments

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


WHITEHALL APT’S1640 Esquimalt. 2 bdrm $1400, Weekdays 604-562-7097 Weekends 604-985-2876

QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites



CAR STORAGE Central Lonsdale, $75/mth, avail now. Safe & well lit. 604-987-2691


Houses - Rent

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


Houses - Rent

3 or 4 BR, Dundarave, 2 bath, 2 fp, 5 appls, quiet St. Lovely View, avail Nov 1. $2750 604-926-9394

4 BR, 2 full bath, 2 level, Upper Lons. fncd yd, carport, SS appl, $2500 +ut, Now. 604-338-1858 4 BR, 2bath, 20 St. W. Van. large bsmt, character, rec. reno’s, deck view, garage, large corner, ns, np Nov 1, $3000, 1-604-485-5598 4BR UPSCALE house 2 bath Upper Lonsdale $3300 +util, Nov 1, ns np 604-644-7804

5 BR, 2 bath, all reno, new appls & LCD tvs, lease, beautiful fenced garden, central Lonsdale, ns, np, refs, $3400, now, 604-988-5969

5 BR 3 bath British Prop. home, like new home,1/2 acre lot, Nov 15, $5000. Audry 778-986-6229 890 Wildwood lane, West Van. 5BR 3 bath, lrg lot & deck, nw flrs, paint & appl $3100 604-813-9838 CANYON HEIGHTS Highland Blvd, 5 br, 2.5 bath, hardwood, 2600sf, $2700 neg. + utils. avail Immed, ns, np 604-926-5273msg DEEP COVE water view 1 BR f/p, hardwood flrs, patio, shed, lrg lot, quiet area $1450. 604-929-5191 ★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 WEST VAN, Caulfeild: 5 BR, 3000sf, 2.5 baths, gas f/p, carport, lots of prkg, lrg sundeck with great view, nr schl/bus, $2900/mo + utils, avail Now , 778-688-2594

2 BDRM COZY COTTAGE with bsmt, Gleneagles, West Van, f/p, $1990, Immed. 604-925-1728 3 BDRM, Executive VIEW West Van 1bath, wd, fp, prkg. N/S, N/P Nov 1st. $3800. 604-374-4544 3 BR +den, 1 Ba, Norgate rancher lg lot, dbl carport, $2050. 1526 Sowden St. Nov 1. 604-725-6462 3br+den Caulfeild Vlge 2.5bath, quiet, garage, cul-de-sac, $3500+ np, Lighthouse 604-551-1409

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Chase money during the weeks ahead. Buy/sell, cultivate new clients, seek a pay raise, etc. Also focus on, and complete, major tasks or health fixes. Putting them off would interfere with the lucky opportunities and relationship potentials of 2011. To late January, your work scene features intensity, longer hours and creativity – it’s one of the more interesting things in your life, until 2011.“Heavy” money issues enter Sunday (mortgage, investment, etc.) – be calm, even passive. Wisdom, gentle love early week. Ambitious wishes furthered Thursday/Friday, not before. A happy weekend! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Weariness ends – your energy, charisma and effectiveness rise – especially in money areas. For the next six weeks, increased money will come from work or health events, perhaps from overtime hours, sales. Though more money comes, strictly beware a simultaneous, unconscious need to overspend. You could purchase machinery or repairs – haggle, go slow, don’t “spend automatically.” A relationship puzzles you Sunday (perhaps because it’s going to end soon). Mysteries, hidden “treasure,” sexual lures fill Monday/Tuesday. Sweet, gentle love Wednesday-Friday. Be ambitious Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Rest through late November. Contemplate, plan, be charitable and spiritual, connect with institutions, government agencies. All these proceed splendidly, but other, more hectic pursuits meet headwinds, mainly because your energy and charisma are low. People don’t want to follow your lead right now. This could be a problem, because you’re feeling more determined, assertive and impatient than usual. Dicey combination! Turn that drive into creative pursuits. Indulge yourself with a little pleasure to defuse your ferocity. Valuable secrets surface Wednesday-Friday – pounce Thursday p.m.!

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Oct. 24 - Oct. 30 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A month of happiness stretches before you! Your popularity will rise. Social delights, optimism, bright future plans and group activities await. A light flirtation could occur – it could be more than that if you meet in a group. Sunday accents romance.Tackle chores Monday to Wednesday morning. Relationships loom large Wednesday noon to Friday eve. There’s a disappointment or obstacle here Thursday morning, but otherwise these few days offer success in negotiations, agreements, love, partnerships, meeting or serving the public. Be open, other-oriented and eager! Mysteries, Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The weeks ahead luckily feature ambition, career, prestige relationships and your reputation. Climb the ladder, boost your position in the world! Bosses, parents and higher-ups will (by Thursday onward) drop the impatience and temperament of the last two months.They will strongly favour you now into next January: you’ll be surprised at how graciously you and your proposals are received. Travel and socializing issue a siren song for six weeks – enjoy, but don’t be overly distracted. Romance, creative urges and pleasure call you Monday/Tuesday. Tackle work after Thursday morning, not before. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Understanding replaces mystery, light replaces dark, a philosophical attitude supplants lust.You grow more calm and compassionate. You see your future more clearly, making this and the next few weeks a splendid time to make life-affecting decisions. You might wed, or meet an important love, in the few months ahead. Travel, read, communicate Sunday. Be near home or in contact with family – or pursue security, property goals – Monday/Tuesday. Romance, a creative surge or speculative urge comes Wednesday to Friday – it’s a trap to Thursday morning, succeeds after. Chores Saturday! • Reading: 416-686-5014


Office/Retail Rent


Suites/Partial Houses

WEST VAN - RETAIL Marine Dr - sunny side Ambleside stores. 604-836-2494


Shared Accommodation


North Vancouver

1 BR in spacious home for n/s female, internet, w/d, $495, bath enste $595 incl. 604-980-2106 DINNER, prep/clean up & maintain kitchen for International students, exchange for furn’d room in beautiful heritage home. Suit mature individual/couple. 987-6566



AVAIL NOW! Lower Lonsdale storage space, 600sf, electricity $450, also 900sf. with large loading doors, high ceilings, lane access. $900. 604-983-9493 LARGE STORAGE ONLY 15 x 20 x 15 high. Dry & secure, Lower Lonsdale $450. 604-987-2691


2 BR + den, 2 ba bright bsmt ste, w/d, master w/ensuite, ample prkg, Central Lonsdale, nr bus/ seabus $1650+util 604-617-3196

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDR, bright, own entry, new renos, w/d, n/s, n/p, wifi/utils inc., $900, avail Now. 604-990-1003 1 BDRM g/l bsmt ste. Windsor Park, nr bus, incl util & cable, shared laundry, n/s, no pets, $825, Call 604-612-7146 1 BR, $875 Lynn Valley, nr bus, suits 1 Only prkg, garden entry, fp, ns, np, Nov 1, 604-988-3392

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 ROOM ste, 1 br, priv ent, full bath, fridge, ldry, priv home, prkg, ns, np, $625.Now 778-865-7455 3 BR, 2 bath, lwr Pemberton, new reno, 1500sf, ns np $1500 + 50% utils. Now, Nina 604-925-8824 BACH FURN i/net included, n/p, n/s, Nov 1. $720 for 1, $950 for 2 W. 23rd area. 778-317-5227 CENTRAL LONSDALE, 3 BR main flr, 1 bath, shr w/d, immac., n/s, Nov 1. 604-984-6847 LYNN VALLEY View, lrg, bright, reno’d bach, sep kitchen, fp, patio,priv entry, prkg, fenced yrd, dog ok, 1 or 2 n/s 604-988-4068 WEST VAN Senior Dream, $1390. Cozy suite, Bellevue Ave. Quiet, 1 BR, 1 bath, w/d, 900sf, ns, np, NOW, Tina 604-551-3142


Townhouses Rent

3 BR 2.5 bath, 5 appl, 2 patios, o/d pool/gym, nr bus shops, n/p, $1850. Karen 604-988-6151 3 BR, large, nr Edgemont, 2 level, deck, by stream, 1.5bath, 5 appls, fp, ns, np $1955, 604-922-9400

1 BR Deep Cove VIEW DECK new reno above grd, $850+% util ns np also 2 br, 2 bath, executive ste, view, $1650 604-929-2435 1 BR gnd lvl in Eagle Harbour. $1250 incl. util, cble, wi-fi, ns, cat OK, shrd wd, Nov 1 778 279 8087

1 BR reg furn,, sep entry, prkg, bus, ns, np, Fishermans Cove $800 incl, Nov 1. 604-921-7008 2 BR 1.5 bath, main flr, Upper Lons, nr shops/ bus, bright, view, 4appl, lrg deck $1250 928-5350 2 BR above grd ste, Westlynn, np, ns, shar’d wd, Nov 1st $1250 +40% utils. Call 778-885-8428 2 BR bsmt, bright, wd, dw, ns, Ambleside, Park Royal, Bus, Cat OK, $1295incl utils 778-848-2747 2 BR large bsmt suite, storage, pets ok, ns, Grand Blvd area, immed, $1100, 604-626-6501 AVAIL DEC. 1, newly renovated upper floor of house, all appl, inste w/d, Westlynn. 1400sf, 2br, 2 full bath, 2 sundecks, N/S N/P, $1700 incl utils, 604-551-4252

Collectibles & Classics

1990 BMW M5, only 48,000 km, all original, like new. $18,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

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EXEC SPECIAL Deep Cove 2 BR & den, exc view, 2 baths, inste ldry, $1650. n/p, 604-929-2435

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

Noma 728 W.14th St, 908-7368. 3 level, 3 BR, 2.5 baths, 2 prkg, roof deck, lease, $2250.


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2001 Mercedes Benz S500 Luxury Sedan, auto/Tiptronic, navigation system, only 58k from new, spotless. $22,850 2007 Volvo C30 2.4i Coupe, auto, local, power moonroof, a/c, pwr group, only 39k from new, spotlessly kept. $18,850 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

2003 Mercedes Benz CL230K Sports Coupe auto/tiptronic, local, panorama sunroof, only 53k, spotlessly kept $13,850 2002 Mercedes Benz C240 4dr sedan auto/Tiptronic, local, sunroof, $12,850 only 55k, spotless. 2002 Mercedes Benz C240 4dr Sedan local, auto/tiptronic, only 59k, $12,850 spotless.

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1995 BMW 320i 4Dr Economy Sedan, auto, local, sunroof, alloy wheels, only 163k, exceptionally well kept. $4,850



2002 CHEV Malibu, 4 dr, exc cond, 109,000 km, lady driven, all records $3000. 604-809-7907


Pre-Owned Vehicle Showrooms

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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

2008 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT Supercharged, C1156 $65,999

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 $18,695

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


2009 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID Leather, fully equipped, C1132 $21,999

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

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

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

2009 INFINITI G37S C1143 $42,999

2010 VOLVO S40 Leather, sunroof, only 24,000kms ONLY $27,930

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

2009 LEXUS ISF Silver on black $59,990

2008 LAND ROVER LR2 C1139 $33,999

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

2007 MERCEDES BENZ B200 White, leather, a/c, fully loaded, only 50,400kms, priced for a quick sale, U5578 SALE PRICE $19,995

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

2007 RANGE ROVER SPORT HSE Fully equipped $41,999

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

2007 NISSAN 350Z CONVERT Black on black, 6spd manual, only 47,000kms, beauty, U5526. Was $32,995 CLEARANCE PRICE $29,995

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

2007 LEXUS RX400H C1140 $33,999

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

2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 4WD, V6, silver, one owner, local, 105,000kms, U5593 SALE PRICE $19,995

2007 LEXUS RX 350 White on black leather, premium pkg, only 53,700kms, one owner, very clean $35,990

2007 HONDA ACCORD C1151 $20,999

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 $8,995

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

2007 VW GTI C1163 $28,999

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

2004 SUZUKI SWIFT Silver, 4dr, only 86,700kms, U101177A SALE PRICE $6,995

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

2006 INFINITI G35 Fully equipped, C1170 $21,999

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

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

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

2006 MERCEDES BENZ ML350 C1144 $31,999

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 $24,995

2004 PORSCHE CAYANNE S Grey on grey, 22” wheels, great looking SUV $27,990

2005 BMW X5 C1134A $27,999

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North Shore’s Finest

2005 Mercedes Benz E320 4Matic Sedan, auto/Tiptronic, local, navigation system, only 87k, new tires, spotless. $24,850

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


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1 BR Gousewoods area, self cont’d, w/d, exc loc, np, ns, Avail Now $1150 incl util 604-961-3664 1 BR new bsmt ste, nr Lonsdale, own w/d, cable + utils incl, $950, ns, np, Nov 1, 778-998-9291


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1991 ACURA Integra RS, 2 dr h/b, red, well maintained, a/cared, fun to drive $1650 604-709-0701

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2006 VOLVO V70, 103K, fully loaded, blk heater, Volvo service warr 2 yrs $18,850, 604-986-5427 2002 PORSCHE Boxster S, only 78,000km, 6-speed, immac. $19,800 D24627 604-987-3876

• 6-year / 120,000km transferable Powertrain warranty coverage, with options to upgrade to comprehensive extended warranty.


1998 HONDA CIVIC EX 149 km, silver honda serviced exc cond. 1 owner $3800. 604-275-7968

Pays $150 minimum for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas

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

2007 TOYOTA Camry, red, auto, 6 cyl, exc cond, like new, 24,000 kms, $20,000. 604-464-4172

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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





ALLGONE DRAINAGE Fast response, drain tile video inspection, cleaning, install & repair. 24 hr emergency service 604-990-GONE (4663)

604.649.1213 CEL 604.984.2313 Res/comm, Excavating, Bobcat, Trucking, Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Drainage, Landscaping. Hrly/Contract. Free Estimates.

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GOOD NEIGHBOUR FENCING Same Day Repairs. Reasonable Rates 604-987-4522

R.C.K. CONSTRUCTION Alterations, Renos & Decks. Licensed, insured 604-970-8110

HITECH ALUMINUM Railing & Fencing. 5 colors 4 designs. 604-983-3210


Chimney Services

A PLUS TAPING & DRYWALL High quality, reasonable rates. Free estimates. 604-715-0400

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

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

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VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208



Automated Home Lighting Control

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

Call: 604-788-3864 Web:

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




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

LMD Ltd. 604-540-6567

EXP’D CEMENT Finisher. I can form, place & finish any concrete job. Peter 604-988-8856 anytime


Drafting/Design & Decorating

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



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


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

#1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774. #24473 Coast Mountain Electric A top quality job & great service guaranteed. 604-987-4872 A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 A & P ELECTRIC #89724 Low prices. Small jobs okay. Satisfaction guar. 604-765-3329 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276 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




one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865


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


Flooring/ Refinishing

THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations Refinishing & Repairs Dust Free. Affordable Rates! Free Estimates.




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

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

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

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GUTTER CLEANING & REPAIRS Exterior Cleaning • 20 yr exp Free Estimates • Warranty Call Now 778-885-5334



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

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


Century Hardwood Floors

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


Doug Robinson 604-985-4604 Glass Guys Window & Gutter Cleaning Services Professional Service Fully Insured Best Rates in Town! Call us today for a free estimate 604-315-9000 - Or Visit

ALL FLOOR COVERINGS Repair & Replace. Material Sales Dwight, 604-980-6048 I’ll show you the inexpensive route ALL NEW FLOORS. Hardwood, Laminate. Professional Installation and Refinishing.. 604-715-8455 INSTALLING, REFINISHING Hardwood, 35 yrs exp. Doug 604-985-5632, 604-737-1876


Glass Mirrors

Commercial/Residential 2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-603-9655

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

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

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired



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


established 1963

(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


CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101



Store Fronts • Windows & Doors Broken Glass • Foggy Glass Patio Doors • Mirrors • Etc.

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

Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224



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



Custom Landscape Installs

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604-879-9191 Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

RITS GUTTER CLEANING & repairs, window cleaning & light installations Call 604-897-7487


604-376-7224 - 604-551-8237

Garden Services

GOLDCON CONSTRUCTION, Kitchen & bath remodel. 20 yrs exp. N. Shore Co. 778-558-5051

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

20 15 yrs of Service on the North Shore!

• In business 50 years

Lawn & Garden

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

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)986-4026/805-8463

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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


#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds Renos Carpentry cabinet, drs, lam-




Call: 604-240-3344


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

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


Chimney Sweep Repair Specialists. WETT cert. 604-771-4772



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

604-839-1225 CONSTRUCTIVE decking, stone masonry, paving stones, bricks & blocks 604-250-7824... 980-8224


Lawn & Garden


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


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GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220 IRRIGATION WINTERIZATION Get your sprinklers winterized before the cold arrives. 10% off for early bookings. 778-840-9321 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 STEMS & Seeds, yard cleanups, pruning etc, res/com, WCB, insured, 25yrs exp. 604-925-0464 T. TRAN -604-723-2468, Tree Pruning, hedging, weeding, leaf cleanup, gutters, etc. Reliable.




Natural & Cultured Stone New & Repairs North Shore based


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


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

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...and because we like Christmas as much as you do we are offering in Christmas Corner till December 25.

ENGLISH LANDSCAPER gardener, 30 yrs exp, complete garden maint. Les 604-209-8853

Promote your Craft Fairs, Christmas Events and Services

6 ads for the price of 3

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


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

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

To advertise call

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

Call Sukh:

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


Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

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Renovations & Home Improvement


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Renovations & Home Improvement



1 to 3 Men

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POPEYE’S MOVING Scott 604-377-2503


Oil Tank Removal


Painting/ Wallpaper

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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

Have an old oil tank you need gone? Call All Gone for a free estimate! (604)-990-GONE (4663)


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Painting/ Wallpaper


Paving/Seal Coating

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



Larter’s No HST cond.


Call for details: 604-727-6197

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

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

604-773-4549 MARK GRIFFITHS Painting Co. Affordable Quality. Locally Owned & Operated. References • Insured

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


PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 604-729-6695




LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956


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

Interior & Exterior

No Hassle Quick Work Insured /WCB


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


Vema Plumbing & Heating , Gas fitting, hot water tanks, Reliable, 24 hrs. Free Est. 604-779-2305

since 1975


Cell 604-657-6465 or 604-987-6560 A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451


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

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

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