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Mike Prentice, 32, says he and his brother tried for years to show that his mother was spiralling “out of control” and that his half-sister was not receiving proper care. The teenage girl, 15, has Down Syndrome. She was found emaciated and malnourished in the Chilliwack trailer she shared with her mother on Sept. 14. Her mother’s body was also found in the trailer. It is estimated that she had been dead for nine days by the time a neighbour grew concerned and sounded the alarm. Prentice claims his mother was an alcoholic and addicted to the prescription painkiller Clonazepam. His sister had done what she could to help her mother. “(Mum’s) pills were all See Girl page 5

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AIR cadets from West Vancouver’s 525 Squadron stood guard at the West Vancouver Memorial Arch Thursday as the wreaths were placed honouring Canada’s fallen. Remembrance Day ceremonies also took place in North Vancouver. See page 3 for more photos and others at our website, www.nsnews.com.

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A rookie North Vancouver RCMP officer is recovering at home this week after being stabbed and seriously injured — then going on to single-handedly subdue and arrest the man who attacked him. The officer is upbeat and is expected to make a full recovery despite the 20 stitches required to close his wound, said Cpl. Peter DeVries, spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP. DeVries said the incident brings home the danger that police officers face on the job. “Around every corner while we’re working

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we could be faced with a life and death situation,” said DeVries. “It’s part of the job we accept.” The violent incident happened Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m. when someone reported a suspicious vehicle in the area of Emerson Drive in Seymour Heights. The officer who responded to the call soon found the car parked on the side of the road. But when he approached the driver, the man leapt out of the vehicle and lunged at the officer with a knife, striking

his body armor and cutting a large gash in his forearm. DeVries said the officer struggled with the man and ended up on the ground. Eventually the officer managed to get his Taser out, stun the man and put handcuffs on him, just moments before his back-up arrived on the scene. “By that time he was bleeding pretty badly from the wound on his arm,” said DeVries. He added if the gash had been just a couple of centimetres away, it could have severed a main artery. Both the officer and the suspect were taken to hospital by ambulance. DeVries said the incident has been a reminder of dangers faced

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HANNAH and Kaija Jussinoja present a thank-you message to Canada’s troops at the West Vancouver Remembrance Day ceremonies. More photos at www.nsnews.com.

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THE RCMP parade into the Victoria Park ceremony.

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DOUGLAS Macaulay conducts the West Vancouver Youth Band.

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by police officers. “It reminds us of our own mortality and our need to remain vigilant, even in a peaceful community like North Vancouver,” he said. “It shakes us up to know that this officer could easily have been killed.” But DeVries said the way the officer handled the attack despite having only six months on the job speaks highly of the kind of training police receive. DeVries said drugs and alcohol are not believed to have been involved in the attack. He refused to comment on whether the man may have had a mental illness. William Charles Roxborough, 61, of Vancouver, has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the attack. He remains in custody.

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over the ground, where my mum laid, where my sister tried to nurse her back to health.” The girl had been trying to feed her mother the drugs to revive her, likely for days after she had perished. Officials suspect she had stayed by her mother’s body and barely slept during the ordeal. “She was so traumatized, that after they brought her outside on the stretcher, she was swatting at flies that were not there,” said Prentice. Prentice said his younger brother Kevin, 29, took action during the summer to get their little sister to safety, bringing her back to North Vancouver with him. The Ministry of Children and Family Development was called in to investigate. “They said they would conduct a survey to see what was going on,” said Prentice. “They did that and told my brother, ‘You’ve got to

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you said it “They were kids. I was in my 20s. A lot of them were 17 or 18. They were kids out of school one day and the next day in uniform. The losses were terrible.” Second World War veteran Mel Smith remembers the horrific casualties borne by Royal Air Force bomber crews during missions over Germany. Smith flew 70 combat sorties as a tail gunner (from a Nov. 7 feature). ••• “I can recall teaching senior secondary school in the early ’70s and there were kids in that Grade 12 class who couldn’t read and we didn’t know why.” Geoff Jopson looks back at his 38 years in education, eight as West Van school district’s superintendent (from a Nov. 10 news story). ••• “They dangle this carrot, ‘Well you won’t get your funding if you don’t do this.’ They’ve done that before and, quite frankly, blackmail does not work with me.” City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto is angry that the TransLink board wants the region’s mayors to approve new property taxes next month to pay for the Evergreen Line and other transportation projects (from a Nov. 12 news story).

TransLink seems oblivious to this. The funding of transportation should be reconnected to the use of transportation, through some combination of gas tax, a vehicle levy, and yes, the tolling of some routes. Pillaging municipal budgets is not only unfair, it’s just not sustainable. More importantly though, the province needs to clean up its mess and reconnect the people who make the plans with the people who are going to pay for them. This means doing away with the TransLink cabal, who effectively hold the region’s mayors for ransom by producing a fait accompli plan and only giving them an up-or-down vote. The taxpayer’s interests should be in the minds of planners at every stage, not just at the very end. We elected our mayors and councillors to lead — let’s let them do it.

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BRITISH Columbia has had Canada’s toughest drinking-driving penalties for almost two months, and it is timely for the province to examine the new rules to ensure they are working effectively.

I think most British Columbians share the same objective — we want people to make good choices, and we want safer roads. We also want a fair system that the public supports, so we committed to look at the results of our approach. What has become increasingly clear is the need for more public education, so that British Columbians can make well-informed, responsible decisions, and for police to consider the discretion available to them around impounding vehicles. People need to know that they are able to legally drive their vehicles if they drink small amounts of alcohol over time. Most people can still enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a beer after work. This is entirely consistent with the 0.05 per cent blood-alcohol content (BAC) threshold, which has been in place in B.C. since 1977. Only the penalties have changed. Before Sept. 20, police were imposing 24-hour driver’s licence suspensions at the roadside on any driver tested with a 0.05 breath sample. The driver’s vehicle could also be impounded for 24 hours, at an officer’s discretion. Why did we get tougher on drivers at the 0.05

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threshold? One of the reasons was that police were handing out 30,000 to 40,000 of the 24-hour suspensions to those in the “warn” range each year. With those kinds of numbers, we knew that changes needed to be made. But one effect of those changes is that the new penalties are causing many responsible people — people who are not a threat to road safety — to err on the side of extreme caution. A number of tools, including online calculators and personal blood-alcohol readers, are available that help people make informed decisions about when they are safe and legal to drive. In the coming weeks, the province will be examining the value of these tools in supporting our efforts to improve road safety. We will also look into how more public education can continue to support responsible drivers in making safe decisions when they go out for a meal or celebrate with friends. Our educational efforts will extend to police officers at the roadside. The fact is, they have discretion over whether or not to impound the vehicle of someone who’s caught once or twice in the “warn” range of 0.05 to 0.08 per cent BAC. There’s still the option of parking a vehicle, if it is safe to do so, or allowing a sober passenger or friend to get a vehicle home. Still, I’m concerned about the number of tows, which is far higher than we anticipated. So, I’ve discussed with law enforcement leaders the need to reinforce the “discretion” message with officers, and committed to strengthening police training about the new rules.

We know the public supports our efforts to keep dangerous drivers from killing and injuring people on B.C.’s roads. What we’re committing to now is further education, consultation with the public, the hospitality industry, police and others, and a willingness to revisit the legislation next spring, if necessary. The law can’t work for our province if it’s based on widespread and unreasonable fear. The new rules, and their enforcement, must be understood and accepted by the public — and we intend to work quickly to ensure they are. Rich Coleman Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Don’t compromise regs Open letter to Minister Coleman: It is obvious that complaints from the big liquor sellers have prompted you to talk about re-examining the regulations regarding drinking and driving. Many members of the public are quite happy with the new restrictions, and some say it does not go far enough: that no drinking and driving at all should be tolerated. Before any concessions at all are contemplated, we need to know what has been the actual reduction of drinking-driving offences and accidents, compared to a like period before the lower tolerance was introduced. There has been far too much accent on lost revenue by publicans rather than on the harm to the public. Alcohol has not been a net benefit to society; any reduction in its consumption can only be good. Ellis Brayham, North Vancouver

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Dining adventures shake, don’t stir me POOR Stanley. In reality, my lovely, kind and funny husband isn’t a bit like TV’s finicky Niles or Frasier Crane, nor Ratatouille’s pompous food critic, Anton Ego. In eateries and drinkeries, however, Stanley has particular needs, and about 80 per cent of the time, they are not met. This might not matter if he didn’t travel so much on business, which requires him to eat in restaurants. At the end of a working day in some godforsaken oil town, Stanley likes to unwind with a properly made drink, his tipple of choice being the vodka martini. A vodka martini, in his view, consists of two ingredients: 2 ounces of pure half-decent vodka, and a twist of lemon. The latter is an elegant, pith-free strip of rind that is rubbed around the rim of the glass. Alternatively, it can be twisted, once, gently over the vodka, so the mildest

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the hot wings are thickly coated with bread-crumbs, or there’s been some other equally stupid gaffe. While chastened and sometimes chastised servers scurry to right these wrongs, Stanley’s companions, at his urging, begin eating without him. Recently, out solo in Fort McMurray, he had to send back three vodka martinis and his dinner. Usually the most patient of men, Stanley eventually snapped. He stormed out of the steakhouse, only to find himself dining sadly in his hotel room on cold Spam and smoked almonds, washed down with a six-dollar bottle of water. Feel his pain. To complicate matters further, when we dine in restaurants as a family, our children are also fastidious. So every order taken from us begins with Stanley explaining his issues, then the teenagers chiming in with their allergies to soy, peas and peanuts, and requesting, por favor, no yucky cranberries in the quesadillas. I alone appear to be the sane one, a total

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Artist loses appeal of sexual touching case

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A world-renowned artist and carver has lost a bid to overturn his conviction for touching a 13-yearold girl for a sexual purpose in B.C. Supreme Court. Simon James, 53, (also known as Simon Dick) — an internationally known artist — was convicted of the crime and handed the sentence a year ago after being found guilty following a trial in North Vancouver provincial court. James, who was living on Bowen Island when

the offence happened in April 2008, had shown up to the home of friends while they were out, let himself into their house and gave their teenaged daughter a back massage, unhooking her bra, while directing her to lie on the couch. As James massaged the girl, he asked her questions about school “and seemed to know her dad was away and what time her mom would be home,” according to the original trial judge’s decision. The girl told the judge she complied with James’ request to lie down but was scared. She added she found James’ actions “a little bit abnormal. Generally people who are three times your age do not come over and massage your

back,” said the teen. When he left, James told the girl not to tell her parents and added he’d come back if he got some lavender oil because it was “really good for taking out stress.” During the trial, James argued that he hadn’t touched any sexual areas of the girl’s body and maintained that the massage was for therapeutic purposes only. But the judge didn’t buy that, saying, “I reject the notion that there was any purpose other than a sexual one here,” especially given the absence of the girl’s parents and admonition not to tell them. James — who has two previous convictions for sexual offences in 1990 and 1992 — was handed

the mandatory minimum sentence of 14 days in jail and was placed on the national sex offender registry. In his appeal in B.C. Supreme Court, James’ defence lawyer argued his conviction should be overturned, saying there was insufficient evidence that James had a sexual intent in mind when he massaged the girl. He added that a 13 year-old can legally consent to a massage without a sexual purpose. The Crown urged the judge to uphold the decision, arguing the case turned on the “inherent plausibility” of James’ explanation for his actions. Supreme Court Justice Mark McEwan rejected James’ appeal.

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chose the fancier one, and ordered himself a respectable-sounding repast. It being Canada’s northern frontier in the 1970s, the menu likely didn’t represent the height of sophistication. Naturally, the dish this fellow ordered failed to meet his lofty standards, so he sent his plate back to the kitchen. I don’t recall his complaint — whether the steak was too well-done, the char too charred, or the duck had buckshot in it. Instead of the waiter arriving at the table with the standard obsequious apology and replacement plate, out of the kitchen charged a large, enraged chef, wielding his chopping knife. He chased the skinny, bespectacled complainer out of the restaurant and warned him never to darken its doors again. One restaurant down, one to go. For his next meal, the testy traveller ordered more modestly, choosing a sandwich. When it arrived, true to form, he peeled back the top piece of bread to inspect the contents heaped

under the iceberg lettuce cap. There, on top of the requested liverwurst, nestled a large, pink Band-Aid — used. The end result? This impossibly fussy eater provided a delicious story for schadenfreudian observers to dine out on for years to come. Meanwhile, Stanley is accumulating fables about martini triumphs and outrages all over the continent and beyond. He’s become a true fan, for instance, of what he calls “the Mexican pour” — the $12, six-ounce martinis he managed to gulp down at one restaurant in Puerto Vallarta last year. He’s an avowed opponent of the contrary experience, which he refers to as “the Mexican hose-down.” The three-ounce martini he was served at one posh beachfront bar in PV at sunset was prepared to his exact specifications — but when he got the bill for C$25, he was one hot tamale. For here’s the bottom line: Stanley asks for nothing less than perfection. But not universally, thank God — after all, he married me. kate@katezimmerman.ca

TRAFFIC ADVISORY Construction Work at Main Street & Cotton Road BEGINNING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15

The Lynn Creek bridge deck is in need of repair and will be resurfaced over the next few months. Through funding support from the Building Canada Fund, the bridge deck will be repaired in two phases, beginning with the eastbound travel lanes. During construction, traffic will be reduced to two lanes (one in each direction) and at times, may be further reduced to one single lane with alternating traffic. Construction is expected to be complete by February 2011. Drivers are advised to expect lengthy delays. Please plan an alternate route, where possible. Details at www.cnv.org. 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver BC V7M 1H9

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Hit-and-run witnesses sought Man hurt at NV McDonald’s Caitlin Dowling

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THE RCMP in North Vancouver are looking for witnesses to a hit-andrun incident that occurred at a North Vancouver restaurant. A car knocked down a 52-year-old North Vancouver man at the McDonald’s drive-through restaurant at 1219 Marine Dr., just after midnight on Saturday, Oct. 23. The victim sustained minor injuries following the incident, and got himself inside the restaurant to alert the authorities. Cpl. Peter DeVries, spokesman for the North Vancouver detachment, said the vehicle contained four passengers.

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“The driver didn’t stop, and the car was described as a small white car, possibly a Toyota.” DeVries is urging the other passengers in the vehicle that night to identify the driver. “There’s also information that there were some witnesses in the parking lot at the time that this happened, and we’re asking that anyone who was there and saw this happen will come forward,” added DeVries. There may be some damage to the driver’s side of the white vehicle, and DeVries asks that any body shops that may have worked on a car matching this description recently call the RCMP. North Vancouver RCMP are asking anyone with any information about the vehicle or the driver to contact Const. Jana Jardine at 604-985-1311 and quote file number 2010-29612. To leave an anonymous tip, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or log on to www.bccrimestoppers. com.

stepping on it.” There was a sea of empty 40-ounce bottles of liquor and piles upon piles of hoarded unnecessary goods. And as their half-sister was unable to use the washroom by herself, Prentice said there was excrement all over the floors from her overly full diaper. Prentice says that he and his brother tried for decades to get the Children’s Ministry to investigate their mother, even talking to their elementary school about her behaviour in 1987. He states his mother was able to duck below the radar by appearing to be an excellent parent. “(She) ran a daycare, a licensed daycare. And had her kids in sports from an early age. Everything looked normal if you were looking far from the outside.” After years of feeling neglected by social services, he felt the media was his only option. “What it pretty much takes is going to the news I guess. I tried to get the story out for two months. “It took me going up to the back of a van the other day that was doing a live segment to finally get this out.”

publicnotice Finance Committee Meeting 2011 Preliminary Project Plan

Purpose:

Date:

Monday, November 22, 2010

Place:

Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street

The community is invited to attend and participate in the deliberation of the City’s 2011-2020 Project Plan. A review of major projects proposed for the next ten years will be presented. The meeting will also provide information on the proposed water, sewer, drainage, solid waste and recycling utility rates for 2011.

Time:

6:30 P.M.

The 2011-2020 Preliminary Project Plan and information on the 2011 Utility Rates will be available on Friday, November 19, 2010 after 4:00 p.m. at City Hall or visit www.cnv.org.

Public Meeting NOTICE is hereby given, under the provisions of the Local Government Act, that a Public Meeting will be held on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC.

Development Variance Permit No. 2010-00009 - 151 East Keith Road MICHAEL WALSH, DATA AND AUDIO-VISUAL ENTERPRISES WIRELESS INC., has applied for a Development Variance Permit with respect to properties legally described as Lot B, Block 114, D.L. 274, Plan 15049, located at 151 East Keith Road, as indicated on the sketch, to permit the provisions of the “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700” to be varied to allow cellular antenna equipment consisting of three panel antennas, three microwave antennas and an equipment cabinet to project beyond the maximum permitted height for this building but not to exceed 0.15 metres (6 inches) above the existing mechanical penthouse.

AGENDA Chair: Mayor Darrell R. Mussatto Staff Presentation Applicant’s Presentation Representations from the Public Questions and comments from Council Members Motion to conclude the Public Meeting

;AG !E#!#CG" /G=G:#!'G%@ 68E?8%$G BGE'?@ 2#, 7*9*.****- 8%" EG:G=8%@ 58$<DE#>%" '8@GE?8: '8& 5G ?%C!G$@G" 8@ @AG #F)$G #F @AG 1?@& 1:GE< 5G@(GG% 0+4* a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from November 8 to November 22, 2010. If you wish to view the material online please go to www.cnv.org and access City Hall/Council Meetings/Public Hearings and Meetings. Please direct inquiries to Barbara Westmacott, Community Development, at 604-990-4216 or bwestmacott@cnv.org Written submissions to the City Clerk will be accepted up to and including November 22, 2010 or by email to randerson@cnv.org.

Public Public Hearing Hearing

NOTICE is hereby given by the City of North Vancouver that a Public Hearing will be held on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. to receive representations in connection with the following proposed amendment to “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700”.

Bylaw No. 8120 - 420 West Keith Road To rezone Lot 15, Block 65, D.L. 271, Plan 750, as indicated on the sketch, located at 420 West Keith Road. The amendment to “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700” will have the effect of reclassifying the said property FROM:

CD-497 (Comprehensive Development 497) Zone

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to permit construction of two new duplex buildings, one in the front and one in the back, with the front building containing two accessory rental units. The two front units would each contain three bedrooms, roof top access and a cellar and the two rear units would each contain two bedrooms, roof top access and a cellar. Parking for four enclosed and two unenclosed stalls is provided, as well as eight enclosed, secured bicycle storage stalls. APPLICANT: BHUPINDER DUBB/AUGUSTINE HII, BILL CURTIS DESIGNERS The Public Hearing is held under the provisions of the Local Government Act. All persons who believe they may be affected by the above proposal will be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person and/or by written submission. Written submissions to the City Clerk will be accepted up to the conclusion of the Public Hearing to be held on Monday, November 22, 2010 or by email to randerson@cnv.org. Submissions received after the conclusion of the Public Hearing will not be considered by Council. ;AG !E#!#CG" 3&:8( 2#, 097* 8%" EG:G=8%@ 58$<DE#>%" '8@GE?8: '8& 5G ?%C!G$@G" 8@ @AG #F)$G #F @AG 1?@& 1:GE< 5G@(GG% 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from November 8 to November 22, 2010. If you wish to view the material online please go to www.cnv.org and access City Hall/Council Meetings/Public Hearings and Meetings. Please direct inquiries regarding Bylaw No. 8120 to Chris Wilkinson, Community Development at 604-990-4206 or cwilkinson@cnv.org. 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604-985-7761 | Fax: 604-985-9417

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 - North Shore News - A11

N. Van company cleans up Oil skimmer business still booming Caitlin Dowling

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WHILE the Deepwater Horizon spill was disastrous for industry along the southern coast of the U.S., one company in North Vancouver has experienced spectacular growth as a result. Aqua-Guard Spill Response on the North Shore makes oil-skimming devices for use in spills. Once the leak is contained in a boom, their machines sweep oily water out photo supplied of the ocean and into tanks. “We ended up shipping AQUA-GUARD tests its new oil skimmer at Vancouver Drydock. over 100 oil-skimming systems The Triton 600 is the biggest machine of its kind, weighing down to the Gulf of Mexico for the period, probably (from) mid-June until the day they capped the well,” said owner Nigel in at a staggering 41,000 pounds. It attaches to the side of an Bennett. The company provided manpower and training to the offshore vessel. When the device is activated by remote control, the skimmer head is then lowered into the slick via a crane. Once Gulf as well as the machinery itself. The sheer volume of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico got in the oily water, the skimmer head is driven into the centre of Bennett and his team thinking about ways to improve their the contained oil by two 14-inch propellers. The oil is separated from the water with large brushes, which move the murky sludge machinery. The larger oil companies in central and South America such into floating pipes and away into a containment unit. “It’s almost like a giant transformer toy,” said Bennett. as Pemex in Mexico and Petrobras in Brazil started offering This new model is being tested out at Vancouver dry dock feedback according to their needs, said Bennett. “So we’d reengineer and redesign what they needed, and . . . hand in hand before being shipped out to Brazil. Aqua-Guard is building with them, we came (up) with this hybrid system, which we more units to ship to Brazil, Venezuela and Korea in the coming think is fantastic. weeks.

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Caralynne McLean and her mother Claudia Lefebvre flash their smiles.

Doug Smith, vice-president of North Shore Credit Union, which presented the luncheon, chats with Diana Budden and Neil Alexander, parents of Jessie Alexander, the namesake of Jessie’s Legacy. Representatives of Family Services of the North Shore hosted a luncheon to launch Jessie’s Legacy, an eating disorders prevention program, Oct. 21 at West Vancouver’s Capilano Golf and Country Club. The afternoon got underway with a champagne reception followed by lunch and a presentation by guest speaker Gail McVey, a leading researcher in the field of eating disorders prevention. For more information on the program, whose namesake died of complications from a long-standing eating disorder, visit www.familyservices.bc.ca.

Family Services’ Laurie Kohl and Shelley Hine flank Kossar Khan of Safe Teen.

Balmoral secondary’s Jacqueline Kent models her awardwinning handmade dress.

Margaret MacLaren looks at the floral centre pieces created by Barb Lunter.

North Shore Credit Union’s Nayna Karmali and Micheline Cromar attend.

North Shore Education Committee for the Prevention of Disordered Eating’s Kathy Romses, Sue Maquignaz, Cindy Ross and Sue Foster team up for a photo.

Gary Brown, Sue Beauman, Janice O’Sullivan and Jason Soprovich show their support. Please direct requests for event coverage to Bright Lights c/o North Shore News. Email: emcphee@nsnews.com Fax: 604-985-2104

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Musicians band together Video project showcases the power of music in people’s lives

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A North Vancouver man is among those lending a hand to help create a level playing field when it comes to musical expression.

HEALTH NOTES page 14 USE IT OR LOSE IT Shaun Karp explains why in this week’s Personal Best column. page 15 ABUSE Miriam McClellan differentiates between healthy and unhealthy relationships. page 16 WINTER Dave Norona gets you ready for the season that’s fast approaching. page 18

Odds front man Craig Northey was called on for his skills, both at the mike and in the recording studio, for Music Saves II, a video intended to inspire by showcasing disabled and able-bodied musicians, illustrating the power of music and its potential positive impact on people’s lives. In addition, it’s intended to raise funds and awareness for the Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS), which supports and promotes musicians with physical disabilities, and the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund. “VAMS and music therapy, they are all things that give people a leg up,” says Northey. “You need music like you need food or water or anything to keep yourself alive. Those with physical challenges, this just makes it accessible,” he adds. This is the second edition of the project, presented by Vancouver’s Shore 104.3 FM, and saw a number of artists, including Jim Byrnes, Dan Mangan, John Mann, Dan Moxon, Kuba Oms, Adaline, Dustin and Barney Bentall, Wendy Bird, Kristina Shelden and Rolf Kempf, perform Dave Mason’s “Feelin’ Alright” in a variety of picturesque Vancouver locations. North Shore involvement in the project was strong, with a number of the performers, for example Byrnes, Bird and the Bentalls, and behind-the-scenes help, including Dave Meszaros and Paul Forgues, either currently or formerly calling it home. Northey got involved in Music Saves through his involvement in the local music scene and his familiarity with some of the creative people at the Shore, including program director Patrick Zulinov. “When they decided on this initiative, to work with VAMS and let people know about it, they asked me to get involved on the music end of things,” says Northey. He jumped at the opportunity and last year volunteered to record the basic track for the video, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released,” and helped with editing and mixing. The initiative received a number of awards and accolades, including a Community Service Award by the B.C. Association of Broadcasters and the Best Charity or Cause Related Event Award by the B.C. Events Award group. This year, Northey took on a bigger role as Odds was among the featured performers. He also served as musical director and helped co-ordinate what song was chosen, as well as the musicians and their role, the arrangement, and helped with recording, mixing and producing the work. “It’s a very complicated and strange undertaking what we did,” he says, of the overall process. See Radio page 20

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AS we age, our bodies change: we experience loss of muscle and bone strength. In many instances simple activities such as walking up a few stairs or getting out of a vehicle become difficult, and getting in or out of a bathtub can have a disastrous outcome. Our muscles and bones respond to the stresses that we put on them with our activities of daily living. As our lives become less vigorous, our muscles and bones lose strength. The best way to overcome this is to keep our leg muscles strong by performing some basic exercises each day. If you are inactive for an extended period of time and then you challenge your muscles by trying to perform a task that you have not done regularly your muscles may not be there for you. For example, if your main activity

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A16 - North Shore News - Sunday, November 14, 2010

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He filled in with the Richmond Farmers, a senior team, for two games that year. “It was quite a shock to be asked to play. I think I got a goal and an assist in the game against the New Westminster Salmonbellies,” he remembers, and going by Ken’s encyclopedic memory for games and dates, he remembered correctly. “I think our generation remembers differently,” says Ken, “because we had radio to listen to, not television to watch. I can remember playing in the Kerrisdale Arena and listening to the play-by-play that would be going out on the radio. I’d think, ‘What game are they talking about?’ They’d describe the teams racing up and down the floor, when really the other team, not ours, was plodding along. It’s amazing what comes back when you start thinking about it.” In 1943, Ken joined the Richmond Farmers and proved his star quality with a 33-goal season in his rookie year. “For a teenage buck, whom Mr. and Mrs. Webb named Kenny, jumped from

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juvenile A to senior lacrosse with the Richmond Farmers this year and went wild, woolly and wacky at Centre Park last night to the tune of eight goals and an assist,” reported The Sun in July 1943. Ken was 18 that year and working at the Boeing plant on Sea Island. He looked up one day at work and saw Pearl Blakeman, who was working as a riveter. The two married in 1949. In 1944, Ken was recruited by the Navy to play for the new HMCS Discovery squad. At war’s end, he returned to the Farmers, playing with them for six seasons until the team folded and he joined the Vancouver Burrards for another three years. Ken and Pearl moved to North Vancouver in 1956, where they raised their four children, Kerri, Denise, Brady and Scott. Ken coached the North Shore Reps lacrosse team, including son Scott, from 1970 to 1976 and son Brady in soccer from 1960 to 1972. The soccer team won the provincial championship See Player page 25

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KEN Webb reflects on his contribution to the game of lacrosse, both as a highly skilled player and coach of countless North Shore youth.

Player and coach’s legacy lives on From page 24 in the 1968-69 season, fourth division. As the McSween Highlanders and as the North Shore Legion 118, they won the North Shore championship that season in all seven divisions. Congratulations on your induction

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SENIORS what’s going on for seniors Aging — Changing — Creating: A conversation series on current realities and encouraging possibilities, Nov. 16, 23 and 30, 6:30-9 p.m., at HomeCare Assistance, 1546 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Topics include: Nov. 16 — What is in Your Toolbox?; Nov. 23 — Changes, Identity, Dreams; and Nov. 30 — Unlocking Creative Potential. Fee: $59 (includes a journal). Registration: 604-684-4132 or patsvision@uniserve.com. Honour Book Launch: A book that honours and celebrates Canada’s heroes will be launched Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2-4 p.m., at Churchill House, 150 West 29th St., North Vancouver. Honour commemorates Canada’s Second World War veterans. The book will be available for purchase with proceeds to Canadian veteran organizations. Info: 604-9041199.

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Canadian Federation of University Women — West Vancouver Branch: The CFUW is an organization committed to promoting education, cultural and social issues of women, as well as providing fellowship and professional contacts. Meetings are every third Monday, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. The guest speaker for Nov. 15 will be Nancy Lee, writer at the Joy Kagawa House in Vancouver. Info: 604- 9216587.

Espiritu: Sing with a dedicated group with a fabulous repertoire, Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mt. Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604922-2513. Previous choral experience and basic music reading required.

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Consider the downside to multiple advisors THROUGHOUT the years, many investors have arrived at my office looking for an overall review with a binder full of investment account statements from all different institutions.

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TINA Faulkner takes part in the Get Fit for Families boot camp fundraiser at Lynn Valley Square last month. Hosted by Equal Balance Fitness and Zazou Salon and Spa, the event raised money for Family Services of the North Shore.

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This wine is made for food

AFTER just a couple of days in Portugal, it’s readily apparent that in this country wine is as much about what’s on the plate as what’s in the glass.

Unlike its much larger neighbour Spain, Portugal has been slower to join the headlong rush into emulating New World wine styles. However, not to be overlooked in its new role in recent years as a significant producer of table wines, the country has been turning its attention increasingly to export markets. While the urge to expand horizons is strong, it’s not one that comes easily. Portugal was a latecomer to the EU and this, combined with its relative isolation, has meant change comes slowly. To gain an understanding of Portuguese wine it helps to turn to the ingredients and recipes that characterize the country and its and regions. Right on the coast, not surprisingly — you will find great seafood, simply prepared. Down a sidestreet in Oporto, we find Abadia, a local favourite that serves fork-tender octopus (some suggest it’s boiled and plunged into cold water seven times to attain that tenderness), and small sardines known as Joaquinsinhos. It wouldn’t be hard to drink Vinho Verde with the sardines but we veer instead towards Borges 2009 Branco (White) Reserva, which has good structure and some

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clean citrus and mineral notes that go well with the relatively mild flavour of these small, crispy, strong-tasting fish. For the crab, which comes with perfectly oliveoil roasted, small Yukon Gold-like potatoes we opt for quite full-bodied Dao Casa de Santar ’07 (made mainly with Touriga National), which sports generous berry

and ripe black fruit flavours and plenty of acidity wrapped in solid tannins. It works well with the crab, onion and green peppers but also, especially with the delicious red bean rice “soup” that accompanies. Later we encounter specialties from the Beira interior region, close to the mountains near the Spanish border. Specialties here range from suckling lamb and goat, served baked or roasted. Here again, wines such as Almeida Garrett Touriga National, or Touriga and Tinto Roriz variations are a natural choice — even more so with the superb chouriço, blood sausage and other styles found here in abundance. Also a worthy discovery is Siria (from Quinta Currais, 2009), a gently flinty toned white. In a very small way, organic and biodynamic

winemaking is also on the rise. At Dao region’s Casa de Mouraz, António Lopes Ribeiro and Sara Dionísio have been making wines with organically grown grapes since 2006. The winery is situated off a narrow lane in the 1,000-year-old village of Mouraz, sourrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Sara says the couple were able to attract farmers to make the move to organic after the local co-op collapsed, although finding biodynamic partners is more challenging. However, the range of wines tasted here, including an earth-toned and well balanced ’09 rosé, and the quite Pinot-like, mineralstreaked ’07 Mouraz Private Selection, are among the best wines tasted all week. Hopefully, they’ll show up in B.C. sometime. More to come on Portugal next week.

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PORTUGUESE vintner Sara Dionisio makes wine with organically grown grapes at Casa Mouraz.

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CHERYL and Sander Heynemans take a smoggy stroll along the Great Wall of China.

TIM and Janice Stuart, Tanya Annicchiarico and Carl Jarrett make their way to Macchu Picchu, Peru.

HELIO Lopes Da Costa checks out the Fontana di Trevi in Rome, Italy.

CAROLYN Finlay attends the 16th International Chopin Piano Contest at the Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Poland. BRANDON, David and Cam McLeod visit John o’ Groats village along the North Sea in Scotland.

LYNNE and Devin Hewett get a view of Paris, France from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

JOANNE Waddington explores Masada, the legendary Roman mountain fortress compound in the South District of Israel.

NORTH Vancouver boys Devon Reeves (left), John Moir, Chris Bowles, Justin Kenning, Joe Hewlitt (with B.C. flag), Adam Burdett, Brad Jenni and Tristan Hansel take a three-day trek up to Ganung Rinjani volcano in Lombok, Indonesia led by their guide Dragon (at back).

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

ALEX and Anne Wood and Margaret and David Rolfe visit Hitler’s Eagle Nest Residence on Mount Kehlstein in Bavaria, Germany.


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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE WORLD OUTSIDE

THE refurbished hillside farm at La Vialla looks down onto the Tuscan plain.

photo submitted/ Horizon Writers’ Group

FARM VACATION IN TUNE WITH THE TIMES Arezzo, Italy: Described by Livy as one of the Capitae Etruriae (Etruscan capitals), Arezzo is believed to have been one of the 12 most important Etruscan cities — the so-called Dodecapolis. Conquered by the Romans in 311 B.C., Arretium became a military station on the via Cassia, the road to expansion by republican Rome into the basin of the Po. — Wikipedia

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AREZZO, ITALY— Life, when experienced from the top of an olive tree, is rather beautiful. When you are up on the sixth rung of a ladder, and surrounded by the grey-green branches, the grim concerns of the future seem rather distant compared to the ravishing presence of the here and now. The autumnal Tuscan sky is turquoise and cloudless, the atmosphere fresh rather than searing hot, and the plump olives are there, in their thousands, for the picking. In fact olive-picking on an Italian farm might be the perfect holiday for these frugal times. There is a sort of honest virtue about this activity, it’s the perfect credit-crunch accompaniment to the traditional Italian charms of culture, coffee, and cuisine, and quite a bit more interesting than getting sunburned on a beach. The family-run farm of La Vialla, in the village of Castiglion Fibocchi just 10 minutes’ drive from the Renaissance town of Arezzo and 60 minutes from Florence, welcomes visitors year-round. This is a part of Italy where you will be clicking as fast as you are picking, since almost every single landscape vista, bell tower, terracotta roof or cypress tree looks like it has been styled by Condé Nast. “Alore!” says Bandino lo Franco, the youngest of the three brothers who run La Vialla, “Who wants to pick the olives?” “Me! Me! Me!” yell my four children, aged five to 13 who are hardly ever allowed to climb anything at home, let alone when armed with giant plastic orange olive-picking combs. They can hardly believe their luck. They each grab a comb and swarm up ladders leaning against the trees, combing out olives as they go. They (the olives, that is, not the children) plop down onto netting carefully positioned beneath the trees. When the tree is considered empty, which takes a pro about 30 minutes but a five-year-old about two hours, the netting is simply lifted up and the fruit poured into a crate. There is no tiresome picking, pulling, or indeed carrying. Of anything. There are no nasty branches to cut, no prickles to avoid, or back-breaking weights

to juggle. Garnering olives must be the easiest form of fruit picking known to man, and makes the harvesting of hops, apples or blackberries look positively torturous by contrast. Amazingly, this enterprise keeps the children entertained all morning, and the next day too. Each tree provides about 24 kilograms worth of black and green olives, which will yield a single bottle of extra-virgin olive oil, pressed at La Vialla’s own ancient mill. From October to December, two giant circular stones press olives from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., every single day. As the farm runs on biodynamic principles, there is only one pressing, since a second would involve solvents. The residual paste left from this original pressing is recycled and used as fertilizer. Olive-picking jaunts have sprung up on farms all over Italy, and many people have a small grove of olives in their garden from which you can pick, but La Vialla is the one of the largest. Guests stay in one of around 20 restored 18th-century self-catering cottages which are surrounded by woodland on the tranquil 3,000acre estate. The cottages are furnished with vintage country-style antiques, and centrally-heated in winter while wholly shuttered in readiness for the blistering summer. They are also good value at as little as US$84 per cottage. Generous welcome baskets of food, oil, wine and eggs are provided free of charge in the modernised kitchens. This means you can cook your own supper on arrival if you wish, or if you prefer there is a formal dinner down at the main farmhouse available nightly for an extra charge. On our first morning, after a monumental feast of rustic Italian food and a perfect sleep between crisp linen sheets, we are ready to give our all to the hillside groves. After about three hours of olive picking, which included (for the children) games of putting olives down their necks, and (for us) games of lying down on the netting and intelligently looking at the sky, it was time for lunch, which suddenly appeared on trestle tables, al fresco, and consisted of a three-course menu of mouth-watering dishes entirely sourced from the farm. As well as the oil from more than 25,000 olive trees, La Vialla’s 3,000 acres produce free-range eggs from rare pedigree chickens, tomatoes bursting with flavour, flour for pasta, sheep milk for pecorino cheese and bushels of grapes which go into 13 different types of wine, including Spumante, Vin Santo and See Farm page 34


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Farm provides a different perspective From page 33

Grappa. The produce is all sold in the farm shop or crated up into hampers and mailed out to customers across Europe and beyond. If harvesting isn’t your thing, or you come out of season, you can go for long walks in the acres of protected woodland (in which there are hares, porcupines and wild boar) or visit the riding school on site. I trotted off into the hills on a rather large Tuscan horse, while the elder three children all learnt how to do rising trot on ponies in the riding school, and my husband took the youngest off for a juice in tiny Castiglion. And just discernible from the steep olive groves, glowing in the shimmering Tuscan light, is the bell tower of the Renaissance gem of Arezzo, where you can visit the monumental frescoes by Piero de la Francesca in the town church, listen to musicians playing historic trumpets and indulge in yet more delicious food. The houses are all a good distance away from one another, so there is no sense of being on a “holiday estate.” There is no television and there is no WiFi. Apparently this caused one person such trauma they had to check out straight away, but as far as we were concerned, it was a major attraction, since it allows families to escape en masse from the diverting claims of Facebook and email, and relax wholesale in the bosky bosom of Tuscany; reading, walking, and looking at the stars. “What we want to do,” says brother No. 2, Antonio, over a lunch of Chianti, garlic and tomato bruschetta, Tuscan bread soup, sausages and beans, “is offer people a way to understand Italian produce. Here, you can see it growing and witness it being picked and pressed. It gives people who work all year in a big city the chance to come and work with

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AN al fresco lunch is served to olive and pepper pickers alike in the groves of La Vialla. nature. Alore, let me help you.” He slurps a giant green slug of peppery, pungent olive oil onto my soup. “Our new oil. Pressed in the same way since the 16th century.” The brothers, Bandino, Antonio and the eldest, “El Capo,” Gianni, are bursting with pride about the viability of their wholly eco-friendly enterprise, which runs on solar power. It was founded by their father Piero lo Franco, a textile businessman who sold up and investedhismoneyintheTuscan countryside around 30 years ago, just at the time when the population was shifting towards the towns and abandoning

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From page 28 Society: Learn the basics and refinements of photography at weekly meetings held on Mondays from September to June at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 2347 Inglewood Ave., West Vancouver. Info: www.nsps.ca. North Shore Toastmasters: Learn through fun and friendship to get over your fear of public speaking or improve your skills. Meetings are held Mondays, 7–9 p.m. at the West Vancouver United Church Community Centre from Sep-

North Shore Women’s Centre Family Law Clinic: A family law specialist is available one Monday per month for a one hour free consultation. Info and registration: 604-984-6009. North Shore Writers’ Association meets on the third Monday of every month (except during December and summer months), 7-9 p.m. at the Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: free

for members, non-members by donation. Info: www.nswriters. bc.ca. North Vancouver Outdoors Club meets the last Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. at Harry Jerome Community Centre, 123 East 23rd St. and has ongoing trips and weekly events. Info: 604-983-6444, ext. 700 or www.northvanoutdoorsclub. ca. North Vancouver Rotary Club meets every Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Cheers Restaurant, 125 East Second St. Prospective members are welcome. Open Door: A support group for single mothers of preschool-

age children, with free child care and workshops, meets Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 870 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Lunch is served. Info: 985-1122, ext. 28 or www. singlemomsopendoor.com. Polynesian Dance Classes: Beginner classes for adults and children, Sundays and Mondays at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604982-8311. The ‘WayCup’ Cafe: Share views and have fun. Activities for ages 15-19. Movies, games, dancing, great food and a lot more. Every Monday, 7-9 p.m., Highlands United Church,

3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Info: 778-389-3357 or www.wayaware.com. Women’s Settlement English Classes: The North Shore Multicultural Society offers classes for immigrant and refugee women with children up to five years old, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15-11:45 a.m. at St. Andrews United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Daycare is provided. Register in person Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the North Shore Multicultural Society, 207-123 East 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604988-2931.

Museum: Almost 100 years of local military history is on display the first Monday of every month (except during holidays), 7-9 p.m. at 1513 Forbes Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-669-5852.

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what’s going on From page 36 Yacht Club, 5854 Marine Dr. West Vancouver. Info: Missy, 604-922-9659 or Jan, 604926-1661. Burstin’ with Broadway: Men, do you like singing? You can join this 120-member choir for people of all ages. Practices are held Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m. at the Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-924-1407 or www.burstinwithbroadway. com. Canadian Council for the Blind, North Shore White Cane Club, meets the first Tuesday of the month, 1 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 220 West Eighth St., North Vancouver. Info: Joan at 604-985-2293. Carousel Chorus meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. at Queen Mary Elementary, 230 West Keith Rd., North Vancouver. New members welcome. Info: June, 604-929-1405. Deep Cove Swing Band meets every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Seycove community school, 1204 Caledonia Ave., North Vancouver and is looking for an experienced bass player and saxophonist, preferably tenor. For more information call Bernie at 604-420-4085. District Dialoguers Toastmasters Club: Improve your speaking skills and gain confidence every Tuesday at noon at the North Vancouver District Hall, 355 West Queens Rd. Guests and new members are welcome. Info: 778-995-5953 or www. districtdialoguers.com. Duplicate Bridge: Every Tues-

day and Thursday, 12:45-4 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $2. Info: 604-987-7529.

8:30 p.m. at The Summerhill, 135 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Stamp donations are gratefully accepted. Info: John Thomson, 604-9843360.

Euchre: Card tournament, every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 118 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Everyone is welcome. Info: Glen at 604980-0462.

Quay Speakers Toastmasters meets every Tuesday, 5:157 p.m., in Room 280 at 145 Chadwick Court, (next to the SeaBus terminal) North Vancouver. Gain the skills and confidence to become a better communicator. Info: Joyce, 604-980-5644 or www. quayspeakers.com.

Formerly Married Club: A non-profit group who arrange a variety of social activities, is now seeking new members. Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month. Info: Joan, 604-987-5906 or David, 604-985-9404 or visit fm.shawwebspace.ca. Kiwanis Club of North Vancouver meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month, 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. at the Kiwanis Towers, 170 West Second St., North Vancouver. New members are always welcome. Info: Lyn Spicer, 604-3132594. North Shore Business Club, a non-profit group, meets for breakfast and networking every Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. at the White Spot restaurant at Park & Tilford shopping centre, North Vancouver. Info: 604921-8313 or www.northshore businessclub.com. North Shore Concert Band: A community based concert band, meets Tuesdays, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Windsor secondary music room, 931 Broadbent Dr., North Vancouver. New players welcome, some experience is necessary. Info: 604-929-9549 or www.nsbc.com. North Shore Stamp Club: Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-

Singspiration Singers with Julie Blue meet every Tuesday, 7-10 p.m., and welcome new members. Sing uplifting songs that fuse pop, soul and world. Info and location: 604-9293146 or www.julieblue.com. West Vancouver Rotary Club meets every Tuesday, 6:15 p.m., Taso’s Restaurant, 1337 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: Hanneke, 604-9221217. Prospective members welcome. Whist Card Game: A centuries old card game for men and women, the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the church basement of St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges St., North Vancouver. Refreshments served. Fee: $3. Info: 604-986-0990 or 604-984-4468. Word Whips: A creative writing workshop for people working on their writing skills, giving participants writing prompts while they compose a piece during a limited time, every second Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m. at Starbucks in Indigo Books, 1025 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Info: fbourassa@nvsd44.bc.ca or 778-835-6775. — Compiled by Debbie Caldwell and Tessa Holloway


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New library catalogue allows user reviews THE North Vancouver District Public Library’s new online library cataloguing system went live Tuesday, Nov. 9.

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and took on the role of teacher. It was actually I who had to teach them at a young age not to steal the other’s toy when it was being played with My answer was no. peacefully, as that was They don’t fight bullying. Zumi was a with each other at all, consummate bully and about anything, actually. toy stealer. As Piper I know it sounds played peacefully, Zumi Canine Connection would walk right up to like I am always saying my dogs are perfect. him and yank his toy Joan Klucha They’re not — like all out of his mouth. He dogs they have their — being the peaceful moments when I stand Zen-like canine that he in frustration ready to is — simply looked at scream as they have done something her with an expression that seemed to totally dog-like (reading between the say “What did you do that for?” Then he lines you’ll know I mean stupid), when I lay his head between his paws as if he was wasn’t expecting it. For example, they’ll sulking. use the back of the leather couch as a That’s when I would take the toy launching pad to leap head first into the from Zumi, give it back to Piper and solid glass window in an attempt to chase tell her to go and lie down on her the neighbour’s cat as it sneaks through bed. She had to learn to be calm and the backyard. submissive when Piper played with his But they are, for most part, great toys. Yet when they were in the same dogs. space together all toys were out and Piper and Zumi were a perfect they where allowed to play with them match for each other since Day 1; they together. This took a bit of monitoring got along like peas and carrots. But on my part to keep things calm but even though they had an immediately within a few weeks they soon learned respectful friendship, they did have to to share toys and space peacefully. The learn that there were rules with which calm, interactive play with all the toys they had to live, especially when it came present prevented them from being to things like their toys and bones. possessive over one toy and having the Zumi has always been a confident, situation turn into jealous fighting or dominant female dog. When Piper came aggression over toys. along Zumi was a year and a half old This also transferred to bones. When

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NORTH Vancouver’s Jessica Smith earned her fourth win in as many races this season for the Simon Fraser University cross-country running team at the 2010 Biola University International held in Orange, Calif. Oct. 23.

THE Handsworth Royals senior girls volleyball team showed once again why they are labeled the best in the province as they knocked off Saint Thomas Aquinas to win the North Shore premier league championship in front of a raucous home crowd Nov. 8.

WHAT TO SEE THIS WEEK SOCCER North Shore senior boys championship STA vs. SENTINEL Nov. 15, 3:45 p.m., Sutherland turf FOOTBALL Junior AA playoffs BALLENAS vs. HANDSWORTH Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m., William Griffin Park

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The 3-0 win gave Handsworth, a AAAA team, their fourth straight North Shore title with the last three coming in wins over STA, a smaller AA school. “Even though we won 3-0, STA came out and played really well,” said Handsworth head coach Tom Oxland. “It was really good volleyball.” The match hinged on the second set after the Royals claimed the opener 25-20. STA was in command for much of the second but a late rally from Handsworth ended with the home team stealing a 25-23 victory in the set. “That was pretty huge, to win that one,” said Oxland. “That was clearly a set that they needed to win and we just eked it out right at the end.” Handsworth closed things NEWS photos Cindy Goodman out in the third to claim the North Shore banner with a 25- HANDSWORTH’S Natalie Glover (left) squares off against STA’s Amelia Sponza in the North Shore premier league final Nov. 8. Handsworth won 3-0. Visit www. 20, 25-23, 25-17 victory. The win came just two days nsnews.com for more photos of the action as well as video from the match. after Handsworth grabbed another impressive victory in the Red power hitter Shannon Hopkins was pegged Serge Classic tournament hosted by Port as an all-star. Oxland, MVP of the provincial Coquitlam’s Riverside secondary. The championships as a Grade 10 last year, is Royals, ranked No. 1 in the province, thriving in the team’s six-two formation, defeated the second, third, fourth, fifth and a strategy that allows her and fellow setter seventh-ranked teams in AAAA as well as the Danielle Curtis to hit from the right side second-ranked team in AAA to take the title. when they are in the front row. “(Emily) is hitting really well right now,” In the final they topped the host school 2-1 said coach Tom. “She’s hitting the ball in a tough best-of-three match. The Royals now head to the Lower hard and also to good spots. In the North Mainland playoffs with hopes of securing Shore final it was Emily and Danielle hitting a provincial berth so that they can go after from the right side who did a lot of damage their third-straight provincial title. Their against STA. . . . They’re both playing really performance at the Red Serge bodes well well right now. They both are setting well for a potential provincial three-peat, said and they both are attacking really well.” Oxland. That right side attack makes the Royals “It’s huge. We’ve seen all the top teams hard to defend as big hitters Hopkins and in the province now and we know that we Jenna Vaandering are also pounding away can not just play with them, but beat them. on the left side, said Oxland, adding that We know that we’re right there in terms of the key to the whole system is actually good heading into provincials.” defence and great passing. Grade 11 setter Emily Oxland, coach “We’re playing really good defence. ALL-STAR Emily Oxland sets the Tom’s daughter, was named tournament See Royals page 44 table for the Royals. MVP at the Red Serge while Grade 12

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The senior runner, an Argyle grad, posted a time of 17:39.0 to beat second-place finisher Kelsey Gasner of Biola University by more than 10 seconds. “(Jessica) just ran away from the field today, she looked great,” said head coach Brit Townsend in an SFU release. In the fifth race of the season Smith’s teammate and fellow North Shore racer Helen Crofts kept the SFU winning streak alive with a victory at the 2010 NAIA Association of Independent Institutions championships held Nov. 6 in San Diego. The West Vancouver secondary grad posted a time of 17:39 on the five-kilometre course, winning by three seconds after a strong final kick. Smith’s personal winning streak, however, is still alive as she was held out of the San Diego race with a slight injury. “We wanted to make sure thatJessicaisreadyforNationals, and she wasn’t going to be 100 per cent today, so rather than aggravating her injury we held her out,” said Townsend. “But our team really stepped up . . . Helen did a phenomenal job to earn a victory.” The two North Shore stars will both line up along with their SFU teammates for the NAIA National Championships scheduled for Nov. 20 in Vancouver, Wash. ••• North Vancouver’s Bryn Parry finished second at the Canadian PGA Assistants’ Championships held last month at Victoria’s Gorge Vale Golf Club. Parry shot a three round score of 12-under par 204 to finish two strokes behind Mississauga’s Brian McCann. Parry started the final round with a two-shot lead and played See Parry page 43

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GREGORY Pratt (left) Vince Choi and Eli Matsell of the Handsworth junior football team converge on Rick Hansen secondary ballcarrier Brandon Ho in a playoff game Nov. 10 at William Griffin turf field. Handsworth won 24-19, earning themselves a provincial AA quarterfinal matchup against Ballenas secondary Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m. at William Griffin. Windsor was knocked out with a 34-20 loss to Robert Bateman secondary.

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The scoop: Collingwood’s Grace Thompson took the competition by storm at the North Shore cross-country running zone meet held at Don Ross secondary in Squamish. Grace stayed with the pack for the first five kilometres of the race and broke away with one km to go to take first place. This was Grace’s first year competing in high school meets, and she is the first Grade 8 girl in 15 years to win the open division race. At the provincial championships held Nov. 6 in Vicotria Grace finished 97th out of 280 racers, competing against runners up to four years older than her.

The scoop: Devin has consistently improved every year throughout his five years running high school cross-country for Argyle and the Hershey Harriers Athletic Club. This season proved to be his most successful as he emerged as the leader on the North Shore, winning four out of five races, including a first place finish at the North Shore zone finals. Devin was the top North Shore finisher at the high school provincial championships, finishing 21st out of 269 runners. His coaches say Devin is a team player and leader on both his school and club team who strives to improve every year and every race.

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Turf title SENTINEL’S Zoe Richards (left) battles Emily Martin of the Handsworth Gold team in the North Shore junior championship field hockey game Nov. 8 at William Griffin. Handsworth overcame a stellar performance from Sentinel goalie Rachel Rafford with Nina Tajbakhsh scoring the game’s only goal to give the Royals a 1-0 win.

Royals ranked No. 1 in B.C. From page 42

Teams get frustrated — they think sometimes they have to do something special to get a point,” said Oxland. “If our serve reception is good, our setting is as good as anybody in the province. As long as we make the first pass well, we know that the second pass is going to be good. . . . In volleyball if you can be sure of making the first two passes crisp then you’re going to have a good attack. If you can just do that consistently over the length of a three- or five-set match, you’re going to do well.” Leading the way on defence is Grade 12 libero Emily Franklin, one of the team’s co-captains. “Emily Franklin has been just great,” said Oxland. “When one talks about our ball control and our defence being so good . . . it all starts with the libero. That’s the person who’s out there passing more balls and playing more defence against the other team than anybody. She’s sort of our general on defence.” With an undefeated season on the North Shore under their belts the Royals are now setting their sights on winning their third consecutive provincial title. While most sports don’t see those kinds of dynasties at the high school level, volleyball is a game that particularly favours experienced and confident teams, said Oxland. “The hardest one was the first one for us, for sure. It’s a very long tournament. It’s three days —

the first day is pool play, and then you have to win four straight best of five matches. It’s an endurance contest but it’s also mentally fatiguing, beyond just physically. There is this mental thing, especially in volleyball, we’re you need to continually stay positive and just try to step it up.” Before Handsworth won its first title Semiahmoo secondary claimed three straight championships. In 2008 the Royals actually ended Semiahmoo’s bid for a fourth title in the championship game. “Knowing what it takes to do it is what I think is the reason that you see some of those repeat champions. Having said that, you have to have the right makeup of a team, you have to have some good fortune along the way, you have to stay injury-free,” said Oxland. “The fact that many of our kids have been there before really bodes well for us. It’s not like they get all freaked out by having a big crowd — whenever we play STA we seem to have a big crowd.” The Royals aren’t the only North Shore team looking to repeat — STA, led by all-star hitter Katie Crawford, will be looking to claim their second straight provincial AA title. The Fighting Saints, currently ranked No. 2 in AA, also won the Catholic schools provincial championships in October. Lower Mainland playoffs begin next week with provincial championships at all levels scheduled for Dec. 1-4.


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HARPER - Robert (Bob) Aug. t 31 1941 - Nov. 7, 2010 Bob passed away peacefully on November 7 at Eden Care Home, Chilliwack, B.C. from Alzheimer Desease with his family by his side, and his favorite music playing. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jennifer (Jenny) of 45 years, son Paul (Sasa) grandsons Jacob and Eric, son Martin (Layla), and his many dear friends in B.C. and Ontario and relations overseas. Bob was a wonderful husband, dad, grand dad and friend. He loved soccer, golf, sailing, skiing and singing. The family would like to thank the staff at Eden Care who took care of Bob so well. Special thanks to dear friends, without whose support through the past two years, this would have been a lonely road. A celebration of Bob’s life is planned for the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer Research.

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ELLIS - Gladys Margaret June 15, 1927- October 29, 2010 Born in Vancouver to Lucy Kate and John Edward Bell, passed away peacefully in Evergreen Center (Lions Gate Hospital) at the age of 83. She is lovingly remembered by her 2 sons, Norman (Pat) and John (June) and her 3 grand children Jana, Mark and Scott. She was predeceased by her husband, confidant, partner and love of her life, Dr. John Ellis (SFU) in 2008. Glady graduated from Lord Bing High School in 1945 as a beautiful, spirited, musical and athletic young woman, ready for the challenges of the world. She taught primary grades until she married John (a principal) and devoted her life to creating a family. Her family was so precious to her. Gladys kept active in St Catherine’s Guild and established so many enduring friendships there. Upon meeting her, one would never know that Glady had been stricken with Crohn’s disease at the age of 25. Many of the experimental treatments that kept her alive, paved the way for more sophisticated and less invasive treatments of this devastating disease. A service will be held at St Catherine’s Church on Friday November 19 at 1:00 with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Glady’s name to the CH.I.L.D. foundation. Family and friends carry the memory of Gladys love and indomitable spirit. We miss you mom.

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INGO - Evelyn (nee Johnson) passed away peacefully on November 9th at Capilano Care Centre in West Vancouver. Evelyn was born in Kenora on April 2, 1910. She was predeceased by her husband Les, her parents, Lowry and Margaret Johnson, two brothers Jim and Larry Johnson and her daughter-in-law, Joan. She leaves to mourn her passing her sons: Ken, (Bev) of Vancouver, Brian, (Leanne) of Kenora, daughter Marilyn of Kenora; her sister: Merceline Pigott of Burnaby; her grandchildren:Steve (Julie) Ingo of Sydenham, Janet (Ralph) Stringer of North Vancouver, Heather Ingo of Vancouver and Karen Ingo of Victoria; her four great grandchildren: Cameron and Annie Ingo,Sadie and Sam Stringer; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, great,great nieces and nephews. Evelyn spent most of her life in Kenora. Over the years she was active in many local groups both as a participant and a volunteer. After graduating from the University of Manitoba, she taught High School in Kenora. She was a golfer and curler in her early years. She helped with Fun & Fitness at Pinecrest, worked at the hospital gift shop, sang in the G Clef choir and she especially enjoyed her years with the writing group and the duplicate bridge club. In 1989 Ev moved to Vancouver where she enjoyed going to live theatre and concerts and participating as a swimmer at the BC Senior Games, skating, lawnbowling and playing duplicate bridge. Her later years were spent at Lynn Manor, a seniors’ apartment residence, where she made many good friends and enjoyed a wide variety of activities. This past February, with eyesight and hearing failing, Ev moved to the Capilano Care Centre. A memorial service will take place in Kenora at a later date. If friends so desire memorial gifts to the Lake of the Woods Hospital Foundation, 21 Sylvan Street W., Kenora, Ontario,. P9N 3W7 would be appreciated. Flowers gratefully declined. Rest in peace. For those wishing to share a memory of Evelyn, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221

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KENNEDY - Donald Joseph passed away peacefully on November 8th, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 3, 1927, he is predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Noreen, and infant son Edward. Survived by their six sons; John, Jim (Grace), Don (Susan), Rod (Paige), Michael (Janet), David, and ten grandchildren. Also survived by his brother Bill (Toronto), sister Mary (Stratford), brothers-in-law Gordon Gillespie (Winnipeg), Leo Leydon (Weyburn), and sister-in-law Dulcie Hampshire (Montreal). Don mercifully brought his family to Vancouver from Winnipeg in 1966! After retiring from the printing industry in 1990, he was able to enjoy many a day at the Seymour Golf Club, where he was a member since 1967. Don will always be remembered for his sense of humour, fatherly guidance, welcoming nature, gentleness and patience. These traits were exemplified in his loving care of his wife during her final years. Second to being with the family, he loved golfing and spending time playing cards with friends. The family would like to thank the volunteers and staff at Lions Gate Hospital and the North Shore Hospice for providing gentle and warm care for him and his family during his final days. In lieu of flowers, his family would appreciate donations to the North Shore Hospice, or another charity of your choosing. Mass will be held Saturday, November 20th at 11:00am, St. Pius X Church, 1150 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver. Reception will follow at Seymour Golf Club. SUTHERN - Kenneth George Passed away on October 29th, 2010 at the age of 49 years. Ken immigrated to Canada with his family in 1965. He grew up in Ontario and moved to Vancouver when he was 14. Ken graduated from West Vancouver Secondary following which he apprenticed in automotive mechanics. He moved back to Ontario for a short time and became the proud father of his daughter Natalie in 1987. Ken married his wife Barb in 1994 and they returned to Vancouver, BC. In 2007 Ken and Barb relocated to Creston, BC where Ken realized his childhood dream of becoming a truck driver and has worked at Craig Redi-Mix since then. Ken is survived by his wife Barb, daughter Natalie, mother Barbara, father Fred, brother Nigel, sisters Anne, Ruth and Paula and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Ken’s life took place on Wednesday November 3rd, 2010 at his home with family and friends. Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so in Ken’s name to P.A.W.S – 2805 Lower Wynndel Rd, Creston BC, V0B 1G8. Or to the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area – Box 640 Creston, BC V0B 1G0 KING - John David Died peacefully on November 9, 2010, at Lions Gate Hospital with his wife Sally at his side. He is survived by his wife, three daughters Kirsti, Liz and Mary, his two son in-laws Jim and Rick, six grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. No service by request and no flowers please. We will miss 'The Kinger' Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-662-7700

KURUCZ - Elizabeth Dear mom has sadly lost her battle with cancer after fighting stoically for 23 years. She was a strong, brave woman who rarely complained during the long struggle. Born November 11, 1931 in Sopron, Hungary, she escaped the 1957 revolution with her husband Frank who she met when they were just 15 and their young son Frank Jr. The family moved to West Vancouver in 1972. Mom is survived by her loving husband Frank, son Tom (Dana) and her cherished grandchildren Ty and Taylor. She is predeceased by son Frank who died in 2003. Family was always mom’s number 1 priority. Ty and Taylor will treasure their weekly visits and wonderful memories over the many years. Mom was a tireless supporter of dad. She never complained about the long days and constant interruptions into their personal lives, due to his busy and high profile life. Dad has always said she was the best companion he could ever ask for, and he was so proud to have her at his side. Mom was an avid and accomplished painter. She loved nature and the outdoors. Yew Lake in Cypress Bowl was a favorite spot. The family thanks Dr. Klimo for his many years of care, the staff of Lions Gate Hospital and the North Shore Hospice where mom spent her final days in peace and comfort. We couldn’t have asked for a more compassionate and thoughtful medical team. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the BC Cancer Society, Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, or charity of your choice. A celebration of mom’s life will be held at the West Van Seniors Centre from 1:30-3:00pm on Sunday November 28. Please reply to Sandy Jamieson at sanjak@telus.net if you would like to attend.

Park Shore BMW has a position available for a fulltime Accounting Assistant. The position features working in a modern, stateof-the art dealership and a competitive compensation package. The ideal candidate will have strong accounting and payroll skills and be able to multi-task within a fast paced working environment. If you are interested in a progressive and friendly dealership, please submit resume to: Park Shore BMW Email: kirsten@ parkshorebmw.com Fax: 604 985 9114

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Beauticians/ Barbers

HAIRSTYLIST - Req’d with clientele req’d full time or part time. Salary + commission. 122 East 3rd St. 604-983-8108

Information Session Wednesday, Nov. 17 – West Vancouver – Call Alison to register

604-408-9311

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Domestics

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in West Van, one day per week, Mon. Tues. or Wed. Laundry and cleaning. Position available now. Call Neil, 604-926-4140.

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General Employment

COSTA LANDSCAPING seeking Landscapers. Must have several yrs of exp. and compl. of high school. $18.20/hr. 40 hr wk. E-resume: aguiar@shaw.ca

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General Employment

Canada's largest financial planning firm is looking for financial consultants. Intensive paid training program and field development. Lauren Smylie: 604-986-1200 email resume: lauren.smylie @investorsgroup.com

North Shore Auto Parts

requires ★ Experienced Inside Sales/ Counter Person for full-time position Jobber experience an asset. We offer a competitive salary. Please email resume to: johnd@northshoreparts.com

EXP F/T PET GROOMER for mobile business, valid drivers license, customer service oriented a must. Send resume to: michelle.berg@aussiepetmobile.ca

Molly Maid

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

SPA ON THE ROCKS is now hiring for the following position Part Time Receptionist Please email resumes to: info@spaontherocks.ca

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Tutoring Services

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General Employment

LABORATORY ASSISTANT

Acme Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver), a premier BC mining laboratory, is looking to fill various Laboratory Assistant positions in Vancouver. Must be able to handle up to 40 lbs as some heavy manual labor may be required. Experience in a lab environment an asset but training will be provided. Starting wage of approximately $12 (combination of base hourly rate and daily production bonus). Detailed descriptions of the various positions are available on Acme’s website:

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Interested parties should submit resume and cover letter by email as instructed on the website. NORTH SHORE Training Company seeks Operations Assistant. Responsibilities include assembling, packing and shipping training materials, as well as researching, ordering, and managing supplies and inventory. Occasional heavy lifting required. Must have driver’s license, good communication skills, and experience with Windows and MS Office. Must be willing to occasionally perform errands and cleaning tasks. Punctuality and meeting deadlines together with positive and friendly attitude are essential. Start date early to midDecember. Reply to hr232@shaw.ca with resume and salary expectations.

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Hotel Restaurant

Funded through the Canada – B.C. Labour Market Development Agreement.

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

Park Royal Shopping Centre is currently seeking an Executive Assistant to support the Vice President, Shopping Centres. As a senior administrative professional, you will perform administrative, research, planning, management and public relations tasks required to assist the VP and other senior management staff. Given the diversity of the role, flexibility and adaptability are essential, as is the ability to make sound decisions, communicate in a timely manner, and be relied upon to maintain utmost confidentiality of information. As a senior administrator, you will mentor the support team and manage the planning of meetings, events and respond to requests and situations as they arise. Entrepreneurial by nature, you thrive in a constantly changing environment, have strong communication and organizational skills, and have. With a minimum seven years of experience in a similar role, supporting the activities of senior management, you are highly skilled with all PC applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the Internet. Experience in property management would be an asset. For more information, please call Dawn Bergot at 604.985.5072. Please apply online at www.centrepointcareer.com ; click on Centrepoint Search, then Career Opportunities. Applications will be considered as they are received, and we will acknowledge all those who express interest.

ONE STOP CAREER SHOP

Earls Tin Palace is hiring enthusiastic energetic staff for all positions. Please apply at 303 Marine Drive West Vancouver between 2 and 4:30pm

LUNCH SUPERVISOR The Salmon House West Vancouver

The Salmon House is a world renowned premier seafood restaurant looking for a qualified Lunch Floor Supervisor 5 shifts per week (includes Saturday & Sunday Brunch). This key position will be responsible for staffing, customer service and developing and maintaining strong customer relations and building our Lunch/Brunch business. We have a strong dedicated team at The Salmon House and we invite you to join us. Email or fax RESUME market@canadatoseki.com (604) 540-1949

VANCOUVER

Home Support

FULL-TIME LIVE-IN assistance required for single senior lady. Previous experience and valid BC driver’s license are a plus. Good English and communications skills are an asset. Light house keeping, cooking and planning activities required. Salary $1600 a month, plus room and board. Please forward resumes to kbalagno@gmail.com

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Appliances

ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS

1825 Lonsdale Ave

604-987-7330

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For Sale Miscellaneous

48' ROUND Oak dining table & Matching oak china cabinet $400. Antique pine wash stand $100. Ikea pine microwave stand $30, 22' Ceiling light fixture $30. 778-279-8667 or 604-379-8947

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Fuel

Trades/Technical

MARITIME DRILLING SCHOOLS

A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H

entry-level training for land and offshore oilrigs. Excellent wages, benefits and opportunities to travel the world. Nov 29th-Dec 18th and Jan 3rd-Jan 22, 2011. Contact: 1-866-807-3960 www.mdslimited.ca

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

Furniture

LOVE SEAT, denim blue & white stripe $85 & sofa $125, both exc. cond. 604-921-8440

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Appliances

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604.306.5134

MOVING soon MUST sell! Thomasville Mystique Dining Ste, 6ft table x 45in & 2 inserts, Hutch w/glass & lights 6ft x 19in, 8 chairs, $2500. Sony Trinitron TV 36in & cabinet $100. Sony TV 12x12in, $50. 4 Drawer black filing cabinet $30. All OBO. 778-552-5557

To advertise call

604-630-3300

HEALTH Homecare Available

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

604-983-8407

Reduce Reuse Recycle The classifieds can help! 604.795.4417 604.630.3300

Am I too late for the flu clinics for Q. seniors? The flu clinics will be running until A. Monday, November 29th. You don’t need to make an appointment but do take

your Care Card with you. North Vancouver: Parkgate Community Centre, November 15, 1:30-4:00pm; John Braithwaite Community Centre, Thursday, November 18, 1:00-4:00pm West Vancouver: West Vancouver Community Centre, Monday, November 29, 1:30-4:00pm Seniors’ One-Stop Information Line 604-983-3303 or 604-925-7474 North Shore Community Resources

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Recycler

SOFA & LOVESEAT green matching, good cond. U pick up. 604-987-8030

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Wanted to Buy

FIREARMS

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

FIREWOOD, DRY seasonsed. fir, maple, alder, full cords, split and delivered. 1-604-993-0094

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Call 604-984-7630 www.ywcajobseeker.org

Great Opportunity for a Senior EA on the NORTH SHORE!!

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2010

Medical/Dental

Childcare Available

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An overseas live-in Nanny for 2010 placement. 604-682-4688

Childcare Wanted

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F/T Live-In Nanny, exp & refs reqd for 2 infants under 1 yr. N Van/Capilano, start Feb/Mar. Email CV: auav9@hotmail.com HOUSEKEEPER, driver, nanny cooking & ldry, 5 days/wk 2-6pm, Ambleside, 2 kids 7 & 12. Car & cell phone req’d. 604-921-4867 NANNY NEEDED NVan family seeking PT or FT live out nanny for 3 children. FT would require light housework. Must have DL, we will supply a car. French speaking would be an asset. Email resume to: jenrainnie@shaw.ca

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RESUME WRITING Daily (Monday to Friday) Call us to book an appointment CAREER EXPLORATION SERIES November 16th 2:00pm to 4:00pm

TEMPE TOTS DAYCARE Opened in 1987. All day Preschool offering swimming, music, snacks, full or part time. 2.5 yrs - 6 yrs. In Tempe Heights, Off 29th, between Lonsdale/William. Jane & Pam 604-985-3783

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If you are 15-30 years old, call to register 604 988 3766

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Real Estate Services

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Houses - Sale Real Estate

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Dogs

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

BLUE HEELER / Staffordshire Terrier puppies. Born Sep 1. 4 left. Farm / family raised - very friendly. $400.00. 604-798-9577 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. abetterlifedogrescue.com GOLDEN LAB x Husky pups, 8 wks old, green eyes, parents onsite. $650. Al 604-834-4300

LAB PUPS CKC Reg’d Yellows & Blacks Good Temp. Shots & Tattooed. $750. 604-377-0820

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OPEN SUN, 2 - 4 MLS# V856870 #101-123 E. 19th St. North Van. S/S appls, Hardwd flrs. $274,500. RLP Northshore. 604-725-9179

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Lots & Acreage

BUILDING LOT, New West. 33’ x 130’. $75,000 in services paid! No HST! 4,240 total sq. feet. Priced to sell! $318,888. 604-726-0677

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Out Of Town Property

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Recreation Property

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Pet Services

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

Business Opps/ Franchises

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BOOKKEEPING

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Real Car Cash Loans

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Personals

ATTRACTIVE mature European lady on North Shore for delightful bodysage. ANITA, 604-808-5589 LUXURY RELAXATION SPA 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van

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Legal/Public Notices

ECONO MOVING & STORAGE The following accounts are in delinquency and will be sold by Econo Moving & Storage to recover monies owing under the ‘‘ Warehouse Lien Act’’ Jamie Spittel Tatsuro Yabu Vince Macri Yuji Asai Perry Lusher Dave Leoppky Travis McDonald Delia Leon Jesse Whitworth Marshall Cable Laura Sloot Robert Jakubik

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Escort Services

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Decorations/ Trees

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X-MAS LIGHT INSTALLATION Friendly, prompt, let us light up your home!... 778-233-0559

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604-630-3300

Fairs/Bazaars

NORTH SHORE ALANO 176 East 2nd St. Tables $15

St. Stephen’s Hall

$1.00 ADMISSION

Early Public Input Opportunity – Rezoning Application 356 East 19th Street, City of North Vancouver

CRAFT FAIR Sat. Nov 20th, 11am - 3pm.. Churchhill House, 150 West 29th St. 604-904-1199

Xmas Craft Fair

Crafts, Baking, Lunch, Raffle.

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In Gym and Main Floor Hallway

FREE ADMISSION

Children’s

Christmas Fair &Marketplace

Vancouver Waldorf School Sat Nov 20

10am-3pm Info: www.vws.ca (604) 985-7435 reception@vws.ca

2725 St Christophers Road, North Vancouver

Christmas Craft Fair

Silver Harbour Christmas Bazaar Sat. Nov 27 10am - 3pm

Chief Joe Mathias Recreation Centre

Christmas whimsies, fine traditional crafts, bake sale, refeshments, raffles & much more!

Sat. & Sun. Nov. 27th & 28th 9am - 5pm Over 65 Tables!

FREE ADMISSION

100 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver 604-980-6338

144 E. 22nd St., N. Van

24 th 20th

Annual Annual

DELBROOK CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Date: Wed Nov. 17/10 • Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM • Place: 356 East 19th Street

SATURDAY 10AM-4PM SATURDAY & & SUNDAY, SUNDAY, 10 AM-4PM NOV 20 18& &21 19,• DEC NOV. DEC. 24 & 35

Applicant Contact K&J Stobbs (Current Owners) Paul Warburton – Noort Homes 7857 6th St., Burnaby, BC V3N 3N4 Tel: 604-526-3604 pwarburton@noorthomes.com

ADMISSION $1.00

City of North Vancouver Chris Wikinson, Planning Technician Community Development Department 141 W. 14th Street North Vancouver, BC V7M 1H9 Tel: 604-990-4206 CWilkinson@cnv.org

Aries March 21 - April 19: Your last week of mystery, Aries – and of chances to benefit from others’ largesse or deep pockets. Here are some keywords for action within this arena: Invest, capitulate, confess, fix health, rest Sunday to Tuesday dawn. Ignore an acquaintance’s advice! Pay, buy, sell, “stamp” agreements, embrace or make peace with someone, inventory your possessions Friday/Saturday. Governments, courts, institutions, lawyers, travel matters, publishers, head office, partners, antagonists, mate, public, opportunities, agreements – all these, indecisive or inactive in recent months, finally march forward. Taurus April 20-May 20: Relationships remain important. Study opportunities, agreements, relocation prospects, competition and whether you should join ‘em or fight ‘em. But don’t study too long – act soon – or immediately (Monday daytime, Wednesday eve, dawn Thursday right through Saturday). Recent delays in work, employment, machinery and health zones end Thursday. Longer delays (since July) also end, in social, planning, sexual, investment, financial and lifestyle zones. Get going – reach out! Happiness, flirtation, social delights, even love arrive Sunday/Monday. Rest midweek. You shine Friday/Saturday! Gemini May 21-June 20: Your last week of work and drudgery, Gemini. Soon, new horizons will arrive! Meanwhile, tackle chores. Buy or repair machinery, vehicles. Adjust diet, nutrition, health regimens. Your career is highlighted Sunday to Tuesday dawn. Be ambitious – you could net a promotion; VIPs, bosses or parents will approve of or aid your projects, proposals. Optimism, friendship, entertainment enter Tuesday p.m. through Thursday: avoid intellectual or ethical disputes at work. Rest, retreat Friday/Saturday. Four months of delays end in negotiations, partnerships, relocation, career and “judgment.”

6540 Thomas Street (off Kensington), Burnaby, BC Coffee, Drinks, Sandwiches & Pastries

2121 Marine Dr.

Friday, Nov. 19 9:00am - 4:00pm

You are warmly invited to our annual

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections

SCANDINAVIAN COMMUNITY CENTER

A West Vancouver tradition! At the West Vancouver Community Centre & Seniors’ Activity Centre

Current owners K & J Stobbs and Noort Homes invites interested members of the public to attend the Development Information Open House for an early opportunity to review the proposal and offer comments. The application requests to rezone & subdivide the lot into two equal lots to accommodate one new single unit dwelling with accessory secondary suite per lot. Two enclosed and one unenclosed parking stall would be provided for a total of three parking stalls per lot.

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Saturday & Sunday NOVEMBER 15 20 21 18 & 16 19 11 am to 4 pm

Sunday, November 14th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lions Gate Hospital 20TH ANNUAL

24th & Mountain Hwy

* 2 FULL DAYS *

Craft Market

Raffle & Concession

Saturday, Nov 20th, 10am - 3pm Sunday, Nov 21st, 9:30am -12:30pm

Fairs/Bazaars

Swedish Christmas Swedish Christmas Market Market

Call 778-989-7670 to BOOK or Email preferred@shaw.ca

at the

Development Information Open House

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Fairs/Bazaars

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Nov 21st, 11 am - 4:30 pm Dec. 5th,11 AM - 4:30 pm

CRAFT FAIR

Legal/Public Notices

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CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALES

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Fairs/Bazaars

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Cancer June 21-July 22: You start this romantic week Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Continue to chase money, earn it, with mellow wisdom, Cancer. After this, romance dies down use it, spend it. Machinery, tools, vehicles are a great buy briefly, then will return again by month’s end, into January Monday (AFTER dawn). In Seymour Narrows, B.C., there – but in that next phase it will be more volatile, demand used to be a huge underwater hazard called “Ripple Rock” more critical choices. So enjoy this pleasure-filled, non- that caused wrecks for 250 years, and prevented efficient pressure week! (You might be dealing with creative projects, ferry traffic. Finally, in 1958, the government blew it up. Your vacation, charming kids, beauty, hobbies, sports, rather relationships might hold such a deep, hidden rock. Pluto’s than romance.) A legal, media, educational or travel solution down there now (2008 to 2024) trying to eradicate it. It’s arrives Monday, especially if you chase it. Buy tickets. Be “there” Tuesday night – but not Wednesday/Thursday, when ambitious Wednesday/Thursday. Happiness, wish fulfilment love and partnership opportunities soar! Work, financial, arrive Friday/Saturday! sexual and intimate delays end. Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your energy, charisma and Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Four-month delays in big financial Scorpio areas (investments, debts, mortgages, other people’s money, effectiveness remain high – and this lucky week speeds you business funding) and in sex, intimate commitments, lifestyle toward your goals! Start major projects, seek attention, ask changes, research and deep health (e.g., surgery) end now. favours, display your talents. Delays that have frustrated you Shorter and less important delays in mail, communications, for months in creative, speculative, romantic zones – and telephone installation, career projects, travel and paperwork shorter delays in partnership, relocation and/or government(especially re: property) end now. Push forward to end things related zones – all end now. You ride a winning streak Sunday and to plant a new life. Seek funding, suggest settlements, to Tuesday – romance, speculation, creativity, all reward. Take let go of one lifestyle and grasp another, especially Monday. a risk! Tackle work mid-week. You’ll succeed. Relationships Legal, travel, love and intellectual affairs succeed Wednesday/ confront you Friday/Saturday – smooth co-operation, money Thursday. agreements prevail. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: An easy, enjoyable week, Virgo. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: This is your last week of The general accent lies on communications, paperwork, seclusion, Sage. Rest deeply, as next week you’ll burst into travel, errands and details. Long delays end in relationships new projects, situations and hopes. The more you rest now, and opportunities – the best, luckiest, appear Monday to pre- the more energy you’ll have then – and the more chores and dawn Tuesday, and Thursday. (If they don’t appear, create obligations you clear away now, the lighter and more free and chase them!) One opportunity might entail abandoning you’ll be – when it counts. This is a great week, considering. a job. Life’s depths flow in Tuesday p.m. through Thursday: Everything revolves around your domestic situation Sunday a relationship becomes intimate, you follow opportunity with to Tuesday: Monday holds property, security luck. Romantic commitment, money or a promise. Revealing facts surface. notions tease and please mid-week. You might make a (Especially if you turn over a rock or two.) Wisdom,Ads gentle “backyard” friend. Work, health Friday/Saturday. Personal, continued love arrive Friday/Saturday. on next domestic page and social delays end.

Nov. 14 - 20 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The accent remains on wish fulfilment, popularity, social delights, light romance and entertainment. You feel optimistic about your future; this is a great week to make plans. Do errands, paperwork, communicate and travel Sunday to Monday. Monday to Thursday favours communications about money – and money information. Read, ask questions, follow your curiosity. Past frustrating delays end in all these areas (especially in obtaining information, especially from government and large corporations). Home, midweek. Romance, pleasure, creative surges Friday/Saturday – take a chance! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: You’re still in a general ambition cycle, for another eight days. Act early – Sunday to Tuesday favour chasing money, seeking a pay raise, cultivating new clients, etc. Monday’s best. Communications, errands, details, travel, casual acquaintances stymie you Tuesday, but they bring interest, happy social interludes (Wednesday) and some intriguing money ideas (Thursday). This week ends a four-month delay in earnings, purchasing power, and dealing with possessions. Beware a bit of deception from higher-ups midweek. Head home Friday/Saturday for a rejuvenating rest – excitement’s coming! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Love, understanding, higher learning, far travel, publishing, religion, cultural involvements – these are still your main theme. Your energy and magnetism surge upward Sunday to Tuesday – and your luck soars Monday. Take advantage, get something done, propose, impress someone! Chase money Tuesday eve to Thursday – your idea factory might be a little wobbly, but your practical instincts are right, especially Wednesday. This week ends four months of delay in your ambitions. A lot of that delay emerged from your own indecision: that ends too. Light friends, heavy info, Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


A48 – North Shore News – Sunday, November 14, 2010

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

MOVE-IN BONUS INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

Bach, 1 Bdrm & 2 Bdrm, 2 Baths

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

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Bach $925, 1 BR $1115, 2 BR $1500 Avail Now & Dec 1. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls.

Call 604-986-3356

LE CHATEAU, 1110 E 27th, Lynn Valley 1, 2 Br large starting @ $950. np, ns, 604-980-9219 LIONS APTS, 2 BR w/d, d/w, patio, $1600. Dec 1, lease $300 Move-in Allowance 604-986-3866

rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

1 BR, 560sf, lower Lonsdale, gas fp, wd, granite, stainless appls, gas stove, new hardwood, ac, ug prkg, balc. pool & gym, $1250, ns, np, avail Dec 1, 778-928-0839

LOWER LONSDALE, 1 BR at Sky, w/d, f/p, avail now $1350 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

1 BR $950, Dec 1st, top fl, 1 blk to Lonsdale, incl heat/hw. Reno’d. 140 W.17th. 990-8262/ 985-1658

LOWER LONSDALE, 4plex, city view, fp, covered prkg, share wd, hydro incl, 2 BR lower $1050, Dec 1, 604-764-2612, 604-649-3123

1 BR, large, $890, hardwood, hot water heat, Adult oriented, ns, np, avail Dec 1. 604-202-3458

MARK LOMA APTS - 144 E. 19th St. - 2 bdrm $1325 Weekdays 604-990-2971

1 Br, Large, from $850 heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg, no pets, 1 yr lease. 310 E 2nd, 604-904-0956

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR avail Dec 1, 4 BR, 2 bath, Nov 15 or Dec 1... 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

1 BR, large Lower Lonsdale, hardwood, prkg, $950 incl utils, ns np, Dec 1 or later, 604-986-1235

138 EAST ESPLANADE

1 BR, W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pets, avail Dec. refs req 604-738-7430..604-960-0452 1 Br $980 2 Br $1180 Heat & hw incl. no pets, no smoking, 130 W 5th St. av. Dec. 1, 604-987-2761

158 W. 13th St. 908-7368. 2 BR, 2 bth, prkg, small pet ok, lease, heat, h/w incls. $1800. 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 a corner suite, top flr of very quiet 3 story walk up, E. 15th St. high vaulted ceilings, large private balcony, sunny, south facing, new windows, dw, new carpet, venetian blinds, free laundry facilities. ns, np Dec. 1, $1200, 604-830-0857 Leave msg.

As new 1 BR. Will be available long term. Air conditioned. Lease and excellent references a must. Al Dodimead, ACD Realty 604 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com PENTHOUSE 175 West 2 St, N. Van 1481 sq ft with floor to ceiling windows. Master br w en suite 4 piece bath & walk-in closet. Guest Br w 3 peice bath. Separate den. Designer kitch w S/S appl. H/wd flrs & gas fireplace in living & dining areas. Laundry & storage en suite. Priv 12x17 roof-top patio w fireplace. 2 Dbl Secured prkg stalls next to elevator. Private gym. Fantastic views. Walk to Sea Bus. Avail now for 1-3 yrs. To view call 604-319-3333 or view online at www.obeo.com/636708

2 BR, approx 1100sf, Nr Cap Univ incld heat & hw, 1 prkg, immed, ns, np, $1300, 604-921-4384

Parkridge PLace..604-984-7513 1 Br mtn view, $930 incl heat/hw, ns, np. yr lease. 120 E Keith Rd.

2 BR central Lonsdale, quiet bldg. suit quiet person(s), np, ns, avail Dec 1, $1300, 604-320-9238

TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield Rd. NV 2 bdrm $1375 No pets. Call 604-

2BD+DEN/2BA, VISTA Place, Over 1000 sq ft. SW facing fabulous view, soaker tub, stainless steel appl, huge balcony, 1 parking and storage. Pet ok w/deposit. December 1st. 778-968-4464 2Br large, south view $1025, new carpets, gated prkg. quiet, drapes no pets, heat incl. nr seabus, 1 yr lease, 163 W 5th. 604-980-7501 3 BR, 120 West 19 Nov 1. approx 1200sf, hardwood, heat/hw incl, 1 yr lease, np $1800. 604-687-1686 BACH $675, Dec. 1, reno balc 18/Lonsdale carpet, incl heat/ hw, 1 yr lease. np, ns, 604-988-4692 BACH avail Dec 1, $875, 1 BR $1095. avail Nov 15, 2 BR $1595 avail Dec 1; all ocean view, renovated, dw, ns, cat ok, lower Lonsdale, 604-988-1939 BACH central Lonsdale, ground flr. hardwood, patio, bright, ns, np, $731, avail now, 604-971-2534 Beautiful Large Suites 1 BR $925, Dec 1. 2 BR from $1295, now or Dec 1. $300 Movein Allowance 2 BR only. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-986-3866

990-2971 or Wkends 778-340-7406

WOODCROFT: 1 & 2 BR. avail 1 year. lease. ns, np. Utils. incld. COLLIERS - 604-926-2012 WOODCROFT 1 BR new carpet, paint. incl all utils, prkg, security, gym + pool $950 604-813-7312

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

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

1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA 2 BR - Avail Now & Dec 1 Starting at $1750. Fully Reno’d, granite countertops, Breathtaking Mnt & ocean view, new appls, d/w, new kitchen & bath rm cabinets, 2 balc, 1.5 baths, HW floors, Walk to shops & restaurants. Steps to Seawall, transit & beaches. Sorry, no pets. 1 yr lse. Call 604-922-4724 to view.

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

Beautiful Views

Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach Dec 1, pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Av. 604-926-6287

North Vancouver

WESTWIND APTS, 2025 Bellevue, 1 Br, ocean view, cat OK, senior discount. 604-913-0734

604-985-2926

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

AMBLESIDE TOWER Studio & 1 BR avail. Excellent views, rents incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms on premises. Walk to beach & shops. 1552 Esquimalt 604-922-8443

BAYVIEW APTS

1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br Move-in Bonus, Fitness rm, out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall, 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322

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

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

Waterfront - Seawalk Dundarave Seastrand bldg, Large bach, new bath & kitchen, 180° view, glass in solar, nr shops & all amen, immed. $1200 incl pool, heat, cable. 604-727-4567 WHITEHALL APT’S - 1640 Esquimalt Ave - 1 BR $985M-F 604-990-2971 wkends 985-2876

6515

Duplexes - Rent

3 BR, in duplex, bright, 1.5 bath, 2 levels, 16 & St. Andrews. $1650 incl utils, fp, wd, prkg, ns, np, avail Nov 15 or Dec 1, 604-222-4778

6522

6540

Houses - Rent

6 BR+. Upper Brit. Prop, spectac 180° view, large decks, pool, gym hottub, fully furnished $5900 neg 604-913-1115..778-926-7711

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, long term. 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com GOOD RATES, Executive Suites & Houses. Short-term. EAGLES NEST - call Eve 604-921-8174 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites www.lionsgatesuites.com

Office/Retail Rent

DUNDARAVE seaview office, 2nd flr, by IGA, $450/mth. 604-327-4293 or 604-714-4797

2 BDRM COZY COTTAGE with bsmt, Gleneagles, West Van, f/p, $1990, Immed. 604-925-1728

N. VAN 100 sf 2nd flr office, 1000 Roosevelt Cres, $445 incl hydro, gas & hst Mike 604-929-4188

2 BR +den up, 2 br+ mud room down, 2 bath, 1.5 kitchen, 2322sf, 29th & Lonsdale, renod, ns, np now. $1900+utils, 604-728-7437

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

2 BR up, 2 br down, 2 bath, w/d, garage, nr hospice/shops. $2100. Avail Dec 1st. 604-987-4996

6595

3 BR , 2 bath, fp + 1br & living rm, bath, family rm $2,600 +utils np.Upper Lonsdale 604-986-7452

6595-47

3 BR +den, 1 Ba, Norgate rancher large lot, dbl carport, $1975. 1526 Sowden St. now, 604-725-6462 3 BR +den, W. Van. cottage style, 2.5 baths, garage, 1 yr lease.avail Dec 1, ns, np, $2600, To view Barb Phillips Ascent Real Estate Mngt. 604-780-9334 3 BR, new reno, Central Lonsdale 2 bth, quiet area, lrg deck & yard $2500 avail now 604-922-4344 3br+den Caulfeild Vlge 2.5bath, quiet, garage, cul-de-sac, $3500+ np, Lighthouse 604-551-1409 7 BR, 5 bath (), upper Lonsdale, executive 4500sf, $4000, avail immed, 604-716-2256 CANYON HEIGHTS, 3 bdrm, 2 ½ baths, 2300 sq. ft., modern, attractive, architect designed w/solarium, skylights, all new appliances, fireplace, all new hardwood, fully fenced low maintenance yard. Near parks, bus, schools, stores. $2,500. Avail Dec. 604-685-1900 (weekdays) 604-922-3060 (eves/ weekends).

CAPILANO HIGHLANDS area 3 bdrm, 2 baths, 1400 sq. ft., attractive, all hardwood, granite countertops throughout, new appliances, fully fenced, near parks, bus, schools, stores. $2100 Avail Dec. 604-685-1900 (weekdays) 604-922-3060 (eves/ weekends).

CAPILANO RIVER 3 BR, 3 bath, new reno, dbl garage, 2 fp $2750 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net CAULFEILD EXEC 3 br & family & den. 4992 Pinetree Cres. Incl gourmet kitchen, 1 br inlaw, dbl garage, fab views, Dec 1. $4500 unfurn or $5000 furn. C21 Prudential. 604-232-3039 DEC 1 Newly renovated 4bdrm 11/2 bath uppr flr,5 appl, garage, deck, $2250/mth+60%util. n/s. pets considered. 604-880-0161

DEEP COVE view 604-929-5191 - 1 BR f/p, lrg lot, hardwood $1450 - 3 BR f/p, carport, shed $2050

Furnished Accommodation

1 BR +den, new reno, garden apt N Van. utils/cable incl, $1250, short or long term. 604-990-0903

6565

3 BR, 2 bath, Upper Lonsdale, panoramic view, 2 lvl, Dec 1st ns np, $3750 1 yr lse. 604-351-4121

EDGEMONT, RANCHER 3 BR, 1 bath, fp, hardwood w/d $2200. 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net ★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 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M SURREY- 6297 134 St. Solid 7 Bdrm HOUSE w/3 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre lot with views... $1,688/M

WHITE ROCK - 15532 Madrona Dr 3 bdrm, HOUSE, quiet st, huge yard, dble garage, 2 yr old roof....$1,388/M Call (604)812-3718 or (604)786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

WEST VAN, Caulfeild: 5 BR, 3000sf, 2.5 baths, gas f/p, carport, lots of prkg, lrg sundeck with great view, nr schl/bus, $2700/mo + utils, avail Now , 778-688-2594

2 BR faces south, now, quiet bldg Bellevue Ave. Rent incl heat, hw, basic cable & prkg, 604-926-1691

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

concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

6505

604-630-3300 • www.househunting.ca Call or visit us online today to discover the latest listings in your favorite neighbourhoods!

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM, Ambleside 900 sf, completely reno’d, w/d, steps to W.V. comm ctr, N/S, 1 covered parking spot. $1500 incl utils, Avail immed.

Call Paul 604-250-1333

1 BR, $875 Lynn Valley, nr bus, suits 1 Only, prkg, garden entry, fp, ns, np, Immed. 604-988-3392

West Vancouver

1 BR bsmt, funky in gorgeous heritage house, 2 blks from Lynn Valley Mall, ns $800, Dec 1, Deb 1-780-820-0163 or 780-883-0858

Storage

AMBLESIDE LOCATION approx 700 sqft, ideal for dry storage, monthly $500/mth 604-725-2280 AVAIL NOW! Lower Lonsdale storage space, 600sf, electricity $450, also 900sf. with large loading doors, high ceilings, lane access. $900. 604-983-9493

apts/condos

office/retail suites & partial houses

warehouses

townhouses

1 BR bsmt ste Central Lonsdale, 4 appls, Dec 1. $650 np 604-561-8727 1 BR bsmt suite. Comfortable, furnished, w/private bath, f/p, and plenty of storage. Shrd kitchen. Great Neighbourhood, near the water. $750/mo. utilities included. Free cable/ internet. Arlene 604-910-3270 Don’t miss out! 1 BR+, cute, large, exc location Garden & Marine, $750 all incls. cat ok, Dec. 1, 604-984-7168 1 BR, garden level, polished & stamp heated concrete flrs. own alarm & wd, $999. 604-338-2402 1 BR LRG grnd flr Upper Lynn Valley priv entry, very clean, bright, nr trails, bus route, gas f/p, own ldry, d/w, n/p, n/s, $900 +% utils. Nov 15/Dec 1 778-772-9355

homestay

shared accommodation

To advertise in Rentals call 604-630-3300

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR suite new Deep Cove, now, almost waterfront. ns np, garden, $950incl utils, 604-929-5336

Shared Accommodation

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

6600

6602

1 BR Private Garden Level Suite, Lower Delbrook $1100 all included Dec 1st call 604 329 0696

1BR + lrg Den & deck, 2 lvl, nr Lynn Valley mall, ns, sm pet ok, $1125+ util, 604-986-6062 2 BR 1.5 bath, main flr, off Lons, near Queens, bright, new paint, 4appl, deck $1150 n/p 928-5350 2 br, 2 bath, executive ste, view, $1650 ALSO 1 BR $850 Deep Cove VIEW deck new reno character grd lvl, ns np 604-929-2435 2 BR, bright, clean, wd & priv entr Lynn Valley, $1300 incl utils,cbl, ns, np,immed. 604-340-9893 2 BR bright ground level, fp, dw, share wd, Lynn Valley, new paint & clean, Dec 1. 778-846-0070 2 BR bsmt, bright, wd, dw, ns, Ambleside, Park Royal, Bus, Cat OK, $1295incl utils 778-848-2747 2 BR bsmt ste, Lynn Valley, wd, np, ns, suit 1 or 2 prof. Dec 1. $1350 incl utils/cbl 778-338-3230 2 BR, grnd lvl, Lynn Valley, n/s, n/p. w/d, nr amens, avail now $1,000 + 40% utils. 778-737-9965 2 BR main level, Lynn Valley, bright large, new reno, f/p, wood flrs, insuite w/d, d/w, storage, yard, 2 private entrances, on bus route, ns, pet neg, Dec 1. $1550 incl utils. Chris 604-657-6446 2 ROOM ste, 1 br, priv ent, full bath, fridge, ldry, priv home, prkg, ns, np, $625.Now 604-813-7312 2BR BSMT, garden, new reno h/w flr, Alarm, Lrg Yard, $1200. Pet ok. ns 778-999-9087


Sunday, November 14, 2010 – North Shore News – A49

RENTALS AUTOMOTIVE 6602

Suites/Partial Houses

3 BR, main fl, hw, dw, Lynn Valley close to school, bus, shopping, $1600 + 2/3 Utils Avail Dec 1st Call Jake 604-808-1879

9125

Domestic

2007 CHEV Aveo, only 14,000 kms, 4 dr 5 spd, fully warranted, 1 older driver $6300. 604-926-8400

3 BR, main flr. 1500sf, upper Lonsdale, yards, avail Dec 15 or Jan. 1, $1900+60%utils, ns, np, 604-984-8145 or 778-229-1817 3 BR Seymour, bright main flr, 1.5 bath, hardwood, fp, dw, carport, deck, shed, $1880, 604-913-3109 3 BR top flr. 1.5 bath, dw, 1200sf upper Lonsdale, bright, garage ns np, $1950 Dec 15. 604-723-3313 3 BR Upper flr, Central Lonsdale, ns/np, shrd ldry, fenced yard, $1550+2/3 utils. 604-988-9934

Townhouses Rent

3 BDRM townhome, 1600 sf, gas f/p, all appls incld. 2 1/2 bath; carport. Large kitchen, family room. Living & dining room. Convenient access to schools, transp, shops, Rec Center. $2,150 plus 2/3 utils, avail now. 604-787-0505

2008 CHEVY IMPALA LS 26K kms, Show rm cond, metallic coffee ext $16,500. 604.220.4144

9129

Luxury Cars

2000 CADILLAC Catera Sport, auto, full load, 155k, runs excellent, $4700 604-868-2149

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2000 BUELL LIGHTNING 1200 by Harley Davidson

3 Br $1750, 1314sf. Townhouse Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, playground, priv. yard, drapes, heat & prkg, incld. dw, 1 year lease. no pets, 1228 Emery Pl., nr Lynn Valley Mall. 604-987- 4922 3 BR, 2.5 bath, double garage, gas f/p, near LGH, n/p, $1925, avail Dec 1, 604-987-9667 3 BR, large, nr Edgemont, 2 level, deck by stream, 1.5bath, 5appl, fp ns, cat ok $1895, 604-922-9400

FURNISHED ONE BDRM townhouse on SEASIDE walk, False Creek, Granville Isld. $1500/mon Dec 1st. Min rental period 2 mon. max 6 months. 604-736-7291

MOVE IN ALLOWANCE 1915 Cedar Village Cres, 2 BR & 3 BR, 5 appls, 1.5 bath, 1 year lease, NP/NS. Rent starts at $1435. For viewing call 604-986-0511

All black. Perfect running condition. Only 10,500 original km. One of the last motors built by John Andres of JARZ Performance. Super fast and super fun! $6000 obo. Call 604.316.4342.

9145

Scrap Car Removal

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

Pays $150 minimum Noma 728 W.14th St, 908-7368. 3 level, 3 BR, 2.5 baths, 2 prkg, roof deck, lease, $2250.

TWIN LAKES ESTATES Private and luxurious 3 bdrm t/h, set amidst 10 acres of abundant evergreen woods and mountains, with 2 lakes & a stream, only 20 mins to d/town. A beautiful balance of unspoiled nature with the convenience of a fully modern t/home. $2,200.00 ($2,250 with pet) incl heat, hot water,cable, 2 prkg stalls. Pls call Daniel &Gloria btwn 11am-7pm at 604- 988-1838

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

NVAN 103-130 Pemberton Ave, 3700sf, W/H with a/c office, lrg O/H door, 200 amp, 3 phase, fenced yd, great exposure, avail soon, 604 929-9493, www.westrockproperty.com

Sports & Imports

Central Auto

30 DAY POWERTRAIN WARRANTY

LIEN FREE GUARANTEE

North Shore’s Finest

Pre-Owned Vehicle Showrooms

The North Shore’s Best

EDGEMONT AREA, Bach suite, own balcony entry, w/d, $725incl utils, n/s n/p 604-985-1024

6605

9160

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

Call 778-316-3217

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1998 TOYOTA 4Runner Limited. Fully loaded. Excellent shape. Lady driven. All service right up to date. Call Sandy 604-988-2752.

9160

Sports & Imports

1992 MAZDA PROTEGE 4Dr, Sun rf, Air Cared, fair cond, $650 obo, call Daivd 604-512-7471 2005 MAZDA 3 GS, auto, sedan, gray, great cond a/c, loaded $11,000. Call 604-990-5687

Accelerate your car buying

2003 Mercedes Benz ML500 SUV, auto/Tiptronic, local, sunroof, CD, only 48k from new, spotless. $19,850 2003 Lexus RX300 SUV, auto, local, leather, sunroof, CD, new tires, only 58k, spotless. $19,850 2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible, auto, local, only 57k, spotless. $19,850

22008 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT Supercharged, C1156 $63,999

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

2010 VOLVO C30 C1121 $23,799

2010 HYUNDAI GENISIS 3.8 GT COUPE 5spd, leather, sunroof. Was $37,956 NOW $32,900

2009 TOYOTA TUNDRA White, double cab, SR5, 4x4, only 26,100km, U5603 SALE PRICE $34,995

2009 LEXUS IS 250 Only 9,800kms, smokey granite on black leather, auto, great price $34,990

2005 Mercedes Benz C230 4Dr Kompressor auto, local, alloy wheels, only 70k, spotless $16,850 2004 Mercedes Benz C240 4dr Sedan, auto/tiptronic, local, sunroof, alloy wheels, only 63k, immaculate $15,850

2009 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID Leather, fully equipped, C1132 $20,900

2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA SPORT 5spd, sunroof, a/c. Was $22,555 NOW $18,588 OR $149.66 BI-WKLY

2008 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE SPYDER Convertible, black, leather, clean and year round fun, U5576. Was $19,995 MUST GO $17,995!

2008 BMW X5 4.8 Black on black, only 37,000kms $56,990

2009 INFINITI G37S C1143 $39,900

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

2007 TOYOTA YARIS SEDAN Grey, auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, only 42,798kms, U5580. Was $13,995 NOW $12,995

2008 BMW X5 4.8 Black on black, only 38,000kms, local, no accidents $56,990

OPEN

2007 BMW X3 C1119 $30,999

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

2007 MERCEDES BENZ B200 White, leather, a/c, fully loaded, only 50,400kms, U5578. Was $21,995 NOW $19,995

2007 NISSAN MURANO SE Only 73,500kms, one owner, local $26,990

2007 BMW 750I Only 60,000kms, C1127 $41,499

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

2007 NISSAN 350Z CONVERT Black on black, 6spd manual, only 47,000kms, beauty, U5526. Was $32,995 CLEARANCE PRICE $28,995

2006 LEXUS GX 470 Black on grey, fully loaded, full service history, great condition $34,990

2007 LEXUS RX400H C1140 $33,999

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

2006 SMART FOR TWO Grey, one owner, 138,096kms, fully maintained, U101199A. Was 8,995 NOW $6,995

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

2007 HONDA ACCORD C1151 $20,999

2007 NISSAN MAXIMA Loaded, only 30,000kms PRICED TO SELL $18,500

2004 MAZDA RX8 Black, leather, only 50,300kms, U5579. Was $17,995 NOW $15,995

2004 VOLVO XC90 T6 Very clean, one owner, local, all service history $22,990

2007 VW GTI C1163 $26,999

2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GL 3.3L V6, AWD, pwr group, 125,400kms. Was $17,995 NOW $14,990

2003 TOYOTA ECHO AERO EDITION Silver, pwr windows, auto, a/c, only 66,130kms, U101271A SALE PRICE $9,995

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

2006 INFINITI G35 Fully equipped, C1170 $18,999

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

2003 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER Silver, V8, 4x4, loaded, leather, sunroof, auto, climate control, only 108,000kms, clean, U5572 $24,995

2003 MERCEDES BENZ E320 Only 58,500kms, black on tan, very nice $18,990

2006 MERCEDES BENZ ML350 C1144 $30,499

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

2000 TOYOTA RAV4 4X4 White, one owner, only 65,000kms, a/c, pwr windows & locks, like new, U101278A SALE PRICE $12,995

2002 CHEV TRAILBLAZER LTZ Fully loaded, one owner, local, no accidents, great condition $13,990

2005 Volvo S60 2.5t All Wheel Drive Sedan, auto, local, leather pwr heated seats, sunroof, only 33k from new, spotless. $19,850 2003 Mercedes Benz SLK 230, pwr steel top convertible, auto/Tiptronic, local, only 85k, immaculate. $16,850

Wed to Sat 9am - 5pm 2004 Mercedes Benz C240 4Dr Sedan, auto/Tiptronic, local, only $15,850 56k, spotless. 2002 Infiniti QX4 Luxury SUV, auto, local, leather pwr heated seats, sunroof, 3.5L V6 engine, All Wheel Drive, very well kept. $14,850 2003 Audi A4 1.8t Quattro, 4dr, auto/Tiptronic, leather heated pwr seats, sunroof, local, only 51k & spotlessly kept. $14,850 2005 Mercedes Benz C230 Kompressor Sports Hatch Coupe, 6spd manual, panorama sunroof, only 59k, spotless. $14,850 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, only 55k, spotless. $12,850 2001 Volvo S40 1.9 Turbo 4Dr Sedan, auto, local, only 141k, extremely well kept. $8,850 1997 Saab 900SE 2.0 Turbo Convertible, 5spd manual, local, leather pwr heated seats, only 71k from new, exceptionally well cared for. $6,850

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2009 TOYOTA COROLLA XRS 2009 LEXUS IS 350 Silver, auto, only 54,000kms, Fully loaded, black on black, one owner, U5535. Was $19,995 only 30,000kms MGRS SPECIAL $17,995 MUST GO! $42,990

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A50 – North Shore News – Sunday, November 14, 2010

HOME SERVICES 8030

Carpentry

CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270 CERTIFIED CARPENTER for all your home repair and renovation projects. No job too small. Seniors discounts. Call Rob at 778 998-6225 TRIM RITE INTERIORS Renos, wood trim install. Over 35 yrs exp. Lloyd 604-788-0947

8055

Cleaning

Capilano

MAID SERVICES

• Eco-Friendly or Traditional • Low Rates, Quality Service • References, Insurance, WCB

778-895-1919

8073

Drainage

DNE ELECTRIC All Electrical Needs Lic #89267, Panel Upgrading. Reasonable & Free Estimate. 604-999-2332

EMERGENCY SERVICE 24/7

LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687

DRAINAGE & SEWER

• Drain Tiles • Wet Basements • Sump & Sewer Lowest Prices in Town

604-929-7133 604-973-0290

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 RESIDENTAL CLEANING $20/hr fully licensed/reliable/ins 604-210-0895 maelan@telus.net

8058

Computer Services

ROUZ ELECTRIC #89724 Great rates, fast service, free est. Satisfaction guar. 604-765-3329 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

AQUA- Sewers & Drainage

● Concrete waterproofing Wet bsmts. ● Water supply lines Repair & install ● Drains cleaned/replaced Res/Commercial ★ 24 hr service ★ 604-727-1541

8087

Excavating

ALLGONE DRAINAGE Fast response, drain tile video inspection, cleaning, install & repair. 24 hr emergency service 604-990-GONE (4663) Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000 DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER ASPHALT & CONCRETE REM. Call Tobias 604 782-4322 LONSDALE DRAINAGE & SEWER. 24/7 Emergency Drain Tiles, Wet Basements, Sump & Sewer (604) 973-0290

8075

Drywall

COMPUTER REPAIR

604.649.1213 CEL 604.984.2313 Res/comm, Excavating, Bobcat, Trucking, Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Drainage, Landscaping. Hrly/Contract. Free Estimates. ALLGONE EXCAVATING Free est, great rates & service 604-990-GONE (4663) www.allgonedisposal.ca MINI-EXCAVATOR: Lot grading and levelling, concrete removal and demolition. 604-306-8599

8100

Fireplaces

PRO GAS LTD Gas fireplaces. Service & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

~ Free Estimates ~

Call: 604-240-3344

Computers for Sale Laptop and Desktop Repair Specialist

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

• Virus Removal • Onsite Service • New & Refurbished

Call Chris • 604.613.8738

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE & ASPHALT

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

LMD Ltd. 604-540-6567

ASPHALT & CONCRETE REMOVAL /JACK HAMMERING Call Tobias 604 782-4322 EXP’D CEMENT Finisher. I can form, place & finish any concrete job. Peter 604-988-8856 anytime

8071

Drafting/Design & Decorating

HEATHER FOWLER INTERIORS For a Free Consultation

Call 778.549.8664

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

8080

Electrical

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

8090

Fencing/Gates

FRIENDLY FENCE 778-386-3201.

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

8125

Gutters

Alliance

Automated Home Lighting Control

Windows & Gutter Cleaning

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

• Professional Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning done by hand • Contract Pricing • Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate

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

8125

Gutters

Glass Guys Window & Gutter Cleaning Professional Service Fully Insured Call us today to arrange your free estimate

604-315-9000

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

www.hfinteriors.com

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

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

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

Looking to do some

Home Improvement? Refer to the Service Directory for all of your home improvement, decorating and gardening needs.

established 1963

RAIN CENTRE LTD.

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

SQUEAKY’S POWER W A S H

Home Owners!

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

squeakyspowerwash@yahoo.ca ALL IN ONE Home Makeover

FALL SPECIAL 10% OFF

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ROOF DE-MOSS - GUTTER CLEANING POWER WASH - WINDOWS

allinonehomemakeover.com

778-554-7550

ALLIANCE GUTTER cleaning, windows by hand/power washing 15 yrs exp. Call Steven

604-723-2526

GUTTER SHUTTER 100% Clog Free, Guaranteed! No Hst till Dec 15. Free Est. 604-736-8791 RITS GUTTER CLEANING & repairs, window cleaning & light installations Call 604-897-7487 True Gutters & Exteriors Cleaning, Repairs & Installs Insured • Warranty • 20 yrs exp Free Estimates 604-544-5080

8130

Handyperson

COVE RENO’S/REPAIRS ❍ flooring ❍ tile ❍ drywall ❍ painting ❍ finishing Guaranteed Work 604-454-7978 www.cove-renos.com

Renovate & Repair

Carpentry, Flooring, Drywall Painting, Exterios & more!

Specializing in Small Jobs

Quality Work, Professional Service

778.233.0559

604-439-9417

ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677

NORTH SHORE GUTTERS

604-988-5294

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

604-202-6118 A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds

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

Lawn & Garden

Local North Shore TOTAL YARD MAINT ★ FALL CLEANUPS ★ ■ HEDGES & TREES ■ PRUNING ■ Dumping & Yrd Clean

George’s cell 604-317-3552

8193

Oil Tank Removal

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

8135

Hauling

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

8140

Heating

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

8150

Kitchens/Baths

Counter Tops, Custom Cabinets & Refacing NO HST til end of Dec • In business 50 years

604-879-9191 Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets #3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby BATHROOMS PLUS. Kitchen & Bath renos. Visit our Showroom at: #103-828 Harbourside Dr, North Van 604-983-8766

8155

Landscaping

BLUE WATER LANDSCAPING Gardening, stone work, excav., drainage, hardscape, design, lot clearing, odd jobs. 778-686-0575 CONSTRUCTIVE landscaping.com decking, stone masonry, paving stones, bricks & blocks 604-250-7824... 980-8224 HEDGE REMOVAL, stump grinding, excavator, concrete removal, etc Steve 604-724-3670

8160

Lawn & Garden

A.A. BEST PRO

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

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates

Binder:

604-926-1526 604-726-9153 T. TRAN -604-723-2468, Tree Pruning, hedging, weeding, leaf cleanup, gutters, etc. Reliable.

604-724-3670

Garden Services

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

Advantage Waste Spec. Inc. u/g storage tank locates & removal. Free est. Neil 604-825-8824

604-518-5661

Serafina Garden Services

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

MS & SYardTEcleanups, SEE

Call Chris @ 604-925-0464 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 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

FALL GARDEN CLEANUP & TRIMMING. 604-603-2235 GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220 JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126

Masonry

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

8180

Painting/ Wallpaper

BESTWAY PAINTING & DECORATING

Interior / Exterior • Small / Big Jobs Comm./Res. • Fully Insured AURA Stone Countertops Crown molding installation. Faux finish, staining & custom painting. $150 Off (certain restrictions apply)

John 778-881-6737

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

8175

8195

DS

Home Services

NOV. – 3 ROOM SPECIAL $ 495.00 incl. 3 gallons of Benjamin Moore paint Fully insured, Master Painter

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

604-925-4330

PRIMO PAINTING Interior & Exterior

* EXCELLENT PRICES * Free Est./Written Guarantee

No Hassle Quick Work Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

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

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

8185

Moving & Storage

A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451 AFFORDABLE QUALITY PAINTING. Tidy, honest. 19 yrs North Shore. John 604-980-5454 ALL-WAYS PAINTING Modern Interiors to Traditional 604-985-0402

AFFORDABLE MOVING

BEST PAINTING, Int/Ext, Repaint Specialist, Repair Drywall, Free Estimates. 604-724-9953

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

Best Value Painters Ltd. Discounts on all interior painting & power washing. Fully insured. call Chris 778-321-8900

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205

Seniors Discount

MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

1 to 3 Men

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

FREE ESTIMATES

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 day honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.

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

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

STORMWORKS

Res: 604-987-3959

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

HOME REPAIRS, Structural repairs, weekend fixes, Call us! 604-925-0661 or 604-861-8145

604-723-2526

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

**$55 POWERWASHING, windows, gutters, roof leakes and Christmas lights. Best rates. Free est. Doug 604-985-4604

604-876-4604 ★ Sales & installation of 5’’ continuous gutter ★ Minor repairs ★ Cleaning

8160

Call Jungle George

ALL HOME REPAIRS semiretired master carpenter. Kitchen, stairs, sundecks, etc. All work guar. Karl 604-985-5144

Call Steve

References Available

Handyperson

AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT Renovations, carpentry, painting & home repairs. Ikea kitchen installs. Michael 604.619.1126

Work Done by Professionals #1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774.

8130

★ GUTTER Cleaning ★ Roof Repair ★ Fall Clean up North Shore based Dean’s Home Service cell 604-313-3546

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

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

North Shore Resident 604-354-9178

CUSTOMIZED HOUSE & office cleaning. High quality & flexible timing. $20/hr 604-565-6438

Electrical

LIONS GATE LONSDALE

ALL DRAINAGE All Cement Fully Exp. 100% satisfaction.

$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com

8080

FLYING SCOTSMAN

MOVING Formerly known as Popeyes Moving

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

One call does it all...

604-377-2503

www.popeyesmovingbc.com TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

604-630-3300


Sunday, November 14, 2010 – North Shore News – A51

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8240

Plumbing

Renovations & Home Improvement

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

Call ThE Experts

North Shore Co.

RESTORATIONS

GLOBAL

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

Heating & Gas Fitting Licensed Plumber

604-987-7473 604-721-6075 Larter’s Plumbing.com No HST.

604-984-7814 10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com COMPLETE PLUMBING, heating and gas services, new & old, hot water tanks, lic’d, ins. Quick response; friendly. 604-720-8805

DELBROOK

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 604-729-6695

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 PLUMBING BY BILL Installation, repairs Honest & reliable 604-980-0993

Renovations

from concept to occupancy

Winner of Gold & Silver Georgie Awards

– Renovator Member of the Year

Winner of the National SAM Award

– Best Renovated Kitchen in Canada

When your house is great except… small ❏ You need another bedroom ❏ The carport could be a two-car garage ❏ One bathroom just isn’t enough anymore

We Fix The “EXCEPTS…” Since 1978

604-987-5438

www.rjrrenovator.com

SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $65/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

- Home Inspection - Repair Estimates - Full-scale Remediation

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

6 0 4 2 9 4 6 7 0 0 www.pomeroyconstruction.com

8240

BCIT CARPENTRY GRADUATES

Int./Ext. Renovations Home Repair & Maintenance

604-816-6192

cyhomeservices@gmail.com FORTIF CONSTRUCTION INC Custom Renovations North Shore Company BBB, Reno Mark.ca. GVHBA.org Stefan@604-202-1264 free estimates www.fortif.ca

Specializing in renovations, new home construction and building maintenance.

We do it right the first time guaranteed Carpenters rate $30/hr.

K.WALKER CONSTRUCTION

604-781-7785

RENOVATING? Up to 30% OFF ENTIRE STORE BATHROOMS PLUS

Visit our Showroom at: 103 - 828 Harbourside Dr, North Van, 604-983-8766

604.980.8384

Lloyd Schofield

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

604-728-3009

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

604-788-0947

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

555 Craigmohr Dr. West Vancouver

• Over 25 years experience in consulting and restorations

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

Award-Winning Renovations ■ Rendering to Reality ■ ccirenos.com

TRIM RITE INTERIORS WEST VANCOUVER, BC Supply & installation of Crown mouldings - Baseboards - Window casings Doors - Stairs - Mantels - Wood Floors - Etc. Over 35 years exp - Workmanship guaranteed

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

HOME SERVICES 8250

Roofing

8255

Rubbish Removal

JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. HOME RENOVATIONS

604-728-3009 jkbconstruction.com

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

8250

RBG Contracting Ltd. All Kinds of Renovations • Roofing • Forming • Framing

Call 604.721.8743 STRAIGHT EDGE VENTURES LTD. We Repair Leaky Homes & Condos • Int/Ext Water damage repair • Sundeck repair/replacement • 35yrs Exp. / North Shore Co.

John Pratt: 604-763-6423

MOULD

Power Washing

Renovations & Home Improvement

❏ The kitchen’s too

WAT E R I N G R E S S /

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

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

HARDWOOD • LAMINATE • VINYL • CARPET • CORK

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