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Part of North Van’s Outdoor School sits on Squamish land Jane Seyd email@example.com
THE North Vancouver school district was among property owners contacted by the province this week with news some of its land is actually part of the Squamish Nation’s Cheakamus Indian Reserve that has been incorrectly identiﬁed as private property. Only a small sliver of land — about two acres of the more than 400 acres that make up the North Vancouver Outdoor School near Squamish — is affected by the mix-up, said Irene Young, secretary treasurer for the school district. A staffer from the province called the school district this week and explained the mistake was due to an incorrectly placed survey pin — an error that went undetected for almost 100 years. The school district is one of about a dozen private property owners in the area affected by the century-old mistake. Pat Bell, minister of forests, mines and land, told reporters this week that as a result of a survey error made in 1917, 14 pieces of property are actually sitting on land rightfully owned by the Squamish Nation. See Province page 3
Ringing in 100 years
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SAINT Edmond’s school students Ashley Coupal (left), Vashrith Vinodh and Lauren Hannah will welcome current and former parishioners to the school and parish’s centennial open house March 4 and 6. There’s a special 9 a.m. mass Friday, March 4, followed by a tour and reception, then on Sunday tours will take place after each morning mass with a luncheon to follow.
End to NV school closures in sight Benjamin Alldritt
NORTH Vancouver school district’s long-term land strategy does not envision closing any more schools. The board of education unanimously approved a plan Tuesday to handle its estimated $100 million worth of surplus real estate. The plan divides the school district’s 12 unused properties into three classes for long-, medium- and short-term retention. District staff believe that the schools currently in operation
Land-use strategy looks at 12 unused properties worth $100M
will be sufﬁcient to accommodate growth in enrolment for the foreseeable future, noting in a report “the education delivery model of today that was built largely in the ’50s and ’60s requiring signiﬁcant tracts of land will look different in the future.” Nevertheless, the strategy calls for the district to hold onto Maplewood and Westover schools as they could serve the centres of growth envisioned in the District of North Vancouver’s new draft ofﬁcial community plan.
Balmoral secondary and Fromme and Plymouth elementary schools are listed as medium-term retention, meaning the buildings are currently providing a beneﬁt to the district but could be candidates for repurposing, leasing or sale. Balmoral is currently housing the Carson Graham student body during that school’s rebuilding. A private Francophone school will be moving into the Fromme building next month, while Plymouth remains unused for the time being. Staff are still looking a new tenant for that school. The schools classiﬁed as short-term retention are the most immediate candidates for sale or lease. These facilities will be See Ministry page 3
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Cold snap sets record lows
Shelter adds extra beds as mercury dips Jane Seyd
EXTRA sleeping mats were pulled out at the North Shore Emergency Lookout Shelter for three nights this past week as temperatures dipped to record lows for the end of February. Ten people made use of the emergency beds at the shelter Thursday night, the busiest — and coldest — night last week. The extra measures to help get the homeless out of the cold were expected to extend through the weekend. “We’ve had outreach workers going out into the bush and telling them it’s not safe to be out,” said Jodi Yurkowski, manager of the local shelter. Unlike some shelters, the North Shore shelter is also open during the day, so people have a chance to stay warm inside. One man who came to the shelter this week told Yurkowski it’s the ﬁrst time he’s really felt warm all winter. “Those quick snippets of warmth you get from a coffee shop aren’t enough,” she said. A record low temperature of -8 C was set in Vancouver at 7 a.m. Friday morning, breaking the previous low of -5.2 C set in 1993. With the wind chill factor, that felt more like -14 C. On Thursday morning, temperatures were only slightly warmer, measuring -4.7 C at 7 a.m. The high for the afternoon on Thursday was only two degrees. When temperatures dip below freezing, the shelter
APPROXIMATELY two acres of the North Vancouver Outdoor School property at the western edge of the Cheakamus Reserve sits on land that actually belongs to the Squamish Nation.
Province promises land or compensation From page 1
NEWS photo Paul McGrath
PARKAS and gloves are popular attire during a late winter cold snap with temperatures dropping down to record low levels for this time of year. is funded for 20 extra people a night, who are provided sleeping mats, on top of its regular 45-bed roster. This winter has been challenging, with far more extreme weather nights than usual. During February, between 40 and 50 extra people have bedded down at the shelter as
temperatures plummeted. Staff have also been handing out clothes for cold weather — everything from socks and hats to coats and shoes. A number of groups brought in handknitted toques and scarves over the Christmas holidays that are coming in handy now, said Yurkowski. Even in sub-zero
temperatures, some people choose not to come in to the shelter, she said. In those cases, outreach workers hand out blankets and make sure someone checks in on the person. “Everyone has their reasons,” said Yurkowski. “For some people, admitting they need a shelter is rock bottom.”
WV may ease secondary suite rules Absentee landlord amendment may get more suites registered
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A proposal to modify West Vancouver’s secondary suite zoning bylaw to allow non-owner occupied suites drew only a small crowd at a public hearing Monday evening.
Councillors heard from ﬁve residents who either spoke out against the proposed amendment or sought clariﬁcation of the proposed change to legalize non-owner-occupied suites in the district. “The secondary suite program was established to beneﬁt the owners living in the houses; to subsidize the cost of their mortgages, taxes, maintenance,” said Fulton Avenue resident Gordon Ward-Hall. “To modify the program to include rental houses run on a solely business basis will only dilute the intent of the secondary-suite program.” But for Bob Sokol, the district’s director of planning, lands and permits, the proposed zoning bylaw amendment would persuade homeowners to come forward and register their suites, and ultimately promote better safety standards in the district. “Secondary suites are an important source of relatively
affordable housing,” he said. “They provide signiﬁcant beneﬁts to the community.” According to Sokol, West Vancouver has 230 registered secondary suites. But he also said that unregistered suites remain a problem, estimating the number of suites to be high as 800 throughout the district. With many of the suites suspected to be non-owneroccupied suites, Sokol said he hoped a change in the bylaw would encourage secondary suite owners to come forward and register their properties. “It would enable staff to do inspections, and it would raise the quality of health and safety for the occupants,” he said. The current zoning bylaw approved in March 2010 allows homeowners to rent a suite in their occupied home for a $350 annual fee. A district council report states that the original owner-occupancy requirement was set “so that the owner of the property was present in order to ensure that the property could be maintained and that the property did not become a nuisance to the neighbourhood.” But according to Sokol, the proposed change would allow homeowners to rent out suites in homes without the requirement that homeowners are living in that house. Instead, homeowners would be required to pay a $450 annual fee for administration purposes. Homeowners would also be required to provide the district with a contact number for a property manager living on the North Shore. West Vancouver councillors will return to debate the proposed zoning bylaw amendment at a future council meeting.
Bell said he had only recently been made aware of the issue, after the band, which has territory in North Vancouver, Squamish, Kitsilano and Gibsons, pointed it out. There is about 10 acres of land affected, worth about $2 million. The federal government owns one of the properties. Others are made up of a mix of permanent residents and recreational property owners. Bell said no private property owners will lose their land because of the mistake. The province has now pledged to compensate the Squamish through either a land swap, money or some combination of both. “We’re talking to the Squamish First Nation and we’re willing to work with them either from the perspective of direct compensation or land swap. The early indications are the Squamish are interested in a land swap,” said Bell. Chief Gibby Jacob of the Squamish Nation said Friday chief and council have not yet decided what kind of compensation they’ll be seeking. Jacob said the mapping error was recently discovered by the band, which completed a survey of the area as part of a land management plan. Jacob said Friday affected property owners don’t have to worry they’ll be kicked off the land. “It’s happened to us enough times we know how it feels,” he said. “It doesn’t feel very good.” The province has pledged to pay the costs of any legal transfers to ensure property owners have proper title to their land and will buy out any landowners who wish to move at fair market value.
Ministry must approve purpose of land sales
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examined by ﬁve criteria: a minimum of 20 years since their last use by the school district, the condition of the building, capacity of fewer than 250 students, location and the likelihood of population growth in the area. Lonsdale Creek Annex and Keith Lynn Alternate schools meet all of these conditions. The Ministry of Transportation has expressed some interest in purchasing a portion of the Keith Lynn site for Highway 1 upgrades. Monteray, Ridgeway annex and Cloverley meet four of the ﬁve conditions. The Lucas Centre meets three of the criteria, but the plan calls for it to remain open for a least the next three to ﬁve years as the district decides where to house its consolidated alternate programs and a new works yard. Blueridge elementary has also been slated for closure, although that date will be affected by funding for a replacement of Seymour Heights. Any sale of school property must be approved by the Ministry of Education, which also gets the ﬁnal say on how to spend the proceeds. School districts are barred from using money from land sales to fund their operation budgets, but staff say North Vancouver has as much as $200 million in capital projects the money could be put towards. Another possibility would be to create an endowment fund and direct only the interest into smaller capital spending items such as new computers.
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Ansari’s brother out on bail
Conspiracy to murder Red Scorpions charges downgraded Jane Seyd email@example.com
A former West Vancouver man charged in connection with a gang shooting in 2009 has been let out on bail while he waits for his trial. Justice Sunni Stromberg-Stein of the B.C. Supreme Court allowed Soroush Ansari out of prison Jan. 31 on $250,000 bail. It’s the ﬁrst time Ansari has been allowed out of jail since his arrest two years ago. Ansari was denied bail twice before by two separate B.C. Supreme Court justices, once in July 2009 and again in September last year. Ansari, an alleged associate of the UN gang, was originally charged along with seven other men of conspiring to murder the Bacon brothers and their associates in the rival Red Scorpions gang between January 2008 and Feb. 17, 2009. Recently, however, that wide-ranging charge was stayed against Ansari. He is now charged with counselling another alleged gang member, Barzan Tilli-Choli, to shoot at someone with the intent to endanger that person’s life on Jan. 24, 2009. Ansari will now be tried separately from the other UN gang
members charged in the conspiracy case. A date for his trial has not yet been set. Charges against Ansari’s ex-girlfriend, former West Vancouver real estate agent Sarah Trebble, were also recently dropped in connection with a gang shooting a block away from a Surrey strip bar on Feb. 16, 2009. Trebble was charged along with three other people after being in a vehicle with Tilli-Choli when a targeted hit was attempted. Crown prosecutors agreed to drop the charge last month, saying there was no longer a substantial likelihood of proving Trebble knew what was planned when she got into the vehicle that day. Both Soroush Ansari and Trebble appeared as character witnesses in the 2008 second-degree murder trial of Soroush’s brother, Sasan Ansari of West Vancouver, who was convicted of manslaughter in the 2006 stabbing death of Joshua Goos outside the Hollyburn Country Club. Sasan Ansari was recently released from prison on day parole. Aram Ali, another North Vancouver man originally charged in the UN gang conspiracy case, will also face a separate trial in connection with the alleged UN gang shooting on Feb. 16, 2009. Ali is now charged with using a ﬁrearm to attempt to murder Fraser Sutherland and Tyler Willock on that date. He remains in jail.
RCMP arrest suspected Blueridge thief James Weldon firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTH Vancouver RCMP have caught the man they believe was behind a rash of thefts in the Blueridge area. Mark Lambert, 28, a North Vancouver resident, was arrested Feb. 2 after a two-week investigation by the detachment’s property crimes section. The alleged spree came to police attention in early January when members of the local Block Watch program reported that an unusually high number of cars had been broken into in the area. Investigators analyzed the trend, drew up a list of potential suspects and launched an operation aimed at snaring the culprit.
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Uniformed and plainclothes ofﬁcers undertook surveillance and other activities, while volunteers from the community went through the neighbourhood warning residents to lock their cars and take valuables with them when they parked. Investigators eventually caught a break when a credit card taken from one of the targeted vehicles was allegedly used to make a purchase. Police didn’t say how they used that information, but it’s not uncommon for investigators to collect surveillance footage from a store taken at the time of a speciﬁc transaction to help identify a suspect. The investigation ultimately led to Lambert, who has now been charged with seven counts of theft under $5,000, two counts of possession of stolen property and two counts of unauthorized use of a credit card. He has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance March 24.
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Y the time you get to read this page, you’ll have a new premier. And due to one of the quirks of our parliamentary system, that premier will have been chosen by a comparatively tiny slice of British Columbia’s population — those who are willing to identify themselves, for a few weeks at least, as Liberals. There’s almost always a certain amount of shenanigans in a leadership race. Phony memberships attributed to cats and hockey teams make for funny news stories, but they’re unlikely to affect the race’s actual outcome. What’s of far greater concern is the several thousand memberships the party threw out on the eve of the vote and the money alleged to be ﬂowing up from the United States to sign up faux-Liberals in order to back
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“I want to ensure that . . . ultimate control of the mountainside rests in our hands.” District of West Vancouver Coun. Michael Lewis and all six of his colleagues have reservations about Metro Vancouver’s regional development plan. The document describes an undeveloped portion of the district’s Upper Lands as “general urban” (from a Feb. 23 news story). ••• “He was always very smart, very quick, very creative, but he was also very private, which made talking to him really fun because it was this voyage of discovery.” Mat Burke, a member of Espiritu Vocal Ensemble, remembers his friend and fellow vocalist Brian Wood, killed in a car crash in Washington State last September. The choir is holding a concert today to honour Wood and raise money for his family (from a Feb. 23 news story). ••• “They may have told us a version. . . . We’re looking for the truthful version.” Cpl. Dale Carr, spokesman for the RCMP homicide team, on the reason for re-interviewing witnesses in the investigation of missing teen Joﬁ Henrickson, last seen on Bowen Island (from a Feb. 25 news story).
environmentally minded candidates. Whatever you may think about green causes, the green itself shouldn’t be coming from a foreign nation. It’s a short walk from there to a serious loss of sovereignty. The way that parties pick their leaders should be left to them to decide internally. But once those rules are set, the race should be overseen by Elections BC, not by the parties themselves, which are clearly vulnerable to abuse. The process may be different, but the outcome is the same as a general election: the handing over of the province’s government. This is serious business. Whoever our premier is this morning, we hope his or her election won’t be followed by an odour of deception. We’ve had quite enough of that already.
Liberal candidates strut their stuff
THE good people at Canada’s Library of Parliament tell me that no one is really sure why ﬁnance ministers like to show off their new shoes before tabling their budget.
Vancouver if an election is called? We won’t know for sure until the vote on March 5, but I dropped by the Liberals’ candidates’ meeting to hear four hopefuls make their pitch to the faithful. An interesting sidebar to this story is that the lead prosecutor in the Robert Pickton case, a man It’s an odd, inconsistent tradition named Geoff Baragar, seriously with no obvious founder and no considered seeking the North Van clear symbolism. Afﬂuence? Perhaps. nomination before discovering that Benjamin Alldritt The result of a lot of pavement Crown counsels are speciﬁcally pounding? Unlikely. prevented from running for Keeping It Simple Some ministers have made it Parliament by the Elections Act their own, though. Carole Taylor — something about a conﬂict of was shod in green Fluevogs as she interest. He’s heading to court handed down her — sigh — green budget in 2008. to try and overturn that rule, but isn’t expecting a When he was Alberta’s ﬁnance minister, Stockwell decision for at least a year. Day donned in-line skates to signal the “new Speaking of conﬂict of interest, there’s a pretty direction” the province was headed in. Hopefully the awkward side to this column that I might as well bring Tories have banned him from ever entering another up right away. One of the four people at the table that sporting goods store. Thursday night was Dee Dhaliwal, the director of But the question this March is if federal Finance sales and marketing at this very newspaper. Minister Jim Flaherty will show up in his football Some of you will shrug and keep reading. Some boots, ready to kick off a 2011 election with a budget of you will wonder just how candidly I can publicly none of the other parties can back. judge a senior manager at my place of employment. Certainly the Liberals expect him to. Michael Frankly, that’s a legitimate question. All I can do Ignatieff has been touring targeted ridings for much is give you my word that everything printed under of the past few months, including three stops on the my name is my honestly held opinion. If that’s not North Shore. A roll call of Chrétien- and Martin-era enough for you, and I really can’t blame you if it’s cabinet ministers have also dropped in for breakfasts not, then by all means ask others who were there what and lunches and “town halls” and whatever else they they thought. can think to call these things. The evening opened with the obligatory But who will carry the Liberal banner in North autobiographies. District of North Vancouver Coun.
Roger Bassam, on his feet, described his strong ties to the community, both through municipal work, community sports organizations and his time as former MP Don Bell’s executive assistant. Dhaliwal came out from behind the table and told the 100plus crowd that when she emigrated from Great Britain she could have gone anywhere, but in Joey Smallwoodian fashion, she chose Canada — and North Vancouver in particular. She listed off her achievements with the North Vancouver and B.C. Chambers of Commerce, the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, Artists for Kids and the Coho Festival. In her ﬁnal seconds, she exhorted the audience to consider who would be most capable to take on the “formidable” Conservative MP Andrew Saxton. The other two aspirants preferred to showcase a breadth of experience outside of North Vancouver. Kevin O’Brien, one of 14 children of a Cape Breton coal miner, studied in the United States and worked in various jobs across the country before winding up as an MLA in the Northwest Territories, later Nunavut. Ultimately he was elected speaker of the assembly in Canada’s youngest territory (in part because the previous speaker was charged with sexual assault, but that didn’t come up). Finally, Taleeb Noormohamed ﬂashed his highpowered education from Princeton and Oxford, his work at the Privy Council ofﬁce under two Prime Ministers, his directorship of the Air India review and his recent vice-presidency of VANOC. With the resumes buffed and polished, we moved to policy questions drawn from the audience. I didn’t have high hopes for this part, and I wasn’t
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Sunday, February 27, 2011 - North Shore News - A7
A decade in the same spot whizzes past
WELL, I didn’t expect to get diamonds — more likely, the traditional gift of tin or aluminum.
I thought maybe an empty soup can or two might have been quietly tied to the rear bumper of my car, or somebody could have ambushed me outside the dry cleaner’s to wrap me lavishly in foil. It turns out that, contrary to my delusions, a curmudgeonly columnist does not get mistaken for a bride celebrating her ﬁrst decade of wedded bliss. Rather, 10 years waft by on the job and nobody even notices. Poor, poor, typical me, as my son once put it. The Internet tells me that if this had been a genuine marriage and not just a professional shack-up between me and the North Shore News, I might have expected a commemorative gift. Experience as a journalist tells me, however, that writing is its own reward, and if you get a pay-cheque as well, you should be bloody grateful. I truly am grateful, and I do most sincerely thank the News and you, dear readers, for letting me churn out 1,000 words almost weekly since February 2001 with barely any blow-back. That’s 500-odd columns, some of them odder than others. I say “barely any blowback.” I have certainly heard from the less-than-impressed over the course of that decade. As a columnist, I’ve been called assorted names, some of them
Kate Zimmerman accurate. I’ve been accused of being prejudiced against cats, nerds, food bloggers, Christians and police ofﬁcers of the Lower Mainland. One U.S. reader chastised me for being immature, with “ingrained body shame” (untrue — I’ve carefully nurtured my body shame) because I ribbed the eager recruiting efforts of the American Association for Nude Recreation. I’ve been called “insane” and “smug and cocky” — though I prefer to take those as compliments — and have been taken to task for needling numerous celebrities. One column drawing attention to the ethical pitfalls of travel writing got me in trouble with my fellow travel writers and I had to defend my views on CBC Radio’s Early Edition. Once there, I stressed that, for the most part, Going Coastal is intended to be a humour column. That it may not always be humorous to everybody — or, indeed,
anybody — is one of its perils. Nevertheless, I don’t intend to post an “exaggeration advisory” on each column, because I feel it’s implied. Unfortunately, Google has made it impossible for snarky writers to ﬂy under the radar any more. Bigwigs and earwigs alike discover you’ve mentioned them and they track you down. Luckily, most people seem to understand that my tongue is lodged ﬁrmly in my cheek. I once received a surprisingly gentle rebuke from notoriously harsh radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger for making fun of her in a column. A few years ago, somebody in the ofﬁce of famous American Rabbi Shmuley Boteach pleasantly acknowledged they’d seen a piece I’d written suggesting that he use the Rejection Hotline to get rid of his would-be neighbour, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhaﬁ. Equally unexpectedly, a man wrote from the Greenland Art Review after one of my columns suggested that TV renovation expert Ty Pennington redecorate Vincent van Gogh’s bedroom. The Greenlander wanted to point out — I’m not sure why — that the way van Gogh set up that room suggested that he was left-handed. Did he think Pennington should leave it alone, in case van Gogh came back? Beats me. On the other hand, I heard from one reader that I got a mention in a Salvation Army church sermon that compared
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disappointed. Four Liberals talking to a room full of Liberals aren’t going to ﬁnd much to disagree on. On everything from First Nations issues to the economy to education to health to international policy, there was much applauding of the other hopefuls and several rounds of “I totally agree with the previous speaker.” Yawn. Except once, when Kevin O’Brien was asked about the importance of delivering services and education in French. After a quick query as to how many Francophones were in the room, he all but shrugged it off. “This is B.C.,” he said. “People have a right to learn another language, but I think that’s up to them. I think if they want to go to a special school or a special class that’s ﬁne, but I think language and culture begins at home. That’s where it should be taught. . . . I don’t think anyone should be forced to learn a language.” I’m guessing there are a fair number of people who would agree with that, but O’Brien wasn’t exactly wrapping himself in the mantle of Trudeau. Polite applause ensued. He was then totally upstaged by Noormohamed, who answered in ﬂuent French and then forceful English, arguing that a bilingual
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population not only created an economic advantage for Canada, but also held the country together by allowing Westerners to talk to their Québecois cousins about a uniﬁed Canada in, literally, a language they understand. During the boisterous applause that followed, I think O’Brien may have realized he missed his opening. It wasn’t a knockout punch — not even a jab. That’s not what these love-ins are for. But if there was a turning point in the evening, for me it was then. Because as Dhaliwal pointed out, when the policy positions are so interchangeable, the membership really should start thinking about who is best equipped to out-hustle, out-debate and out-charm their Tory rival. Bassam was just like I’ve always seen him at council: well informed, cautious and, occasionally, quite funny. Dhaliwal was forceful, strident even, but seemed a little thin on speciﬁc federal policy issues. The surprise for me was O’Brien, whose ads have been touting him as cabinet minister material. He never rose from his seat, and more than once described himself as “the elder at the table.” That’s a valid strategy if you know your policy inside and out. But his answers were too short, too folksy and too vague. If anything, he seemed under-prepared. Which brings me to Noormohamed, whom I hadn’t met before that night. He didn’t stand
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AN Eagle Island resident is going to great heights to empower women, girls and communities around the world to ﬁght poverty.
To help break the cycle of poverty, North Vancouver movement and performance coach Sarah Jamieson, 32, is leading the charge by committing to walking/running 100 kilometres Sunday, March 6, and encourages like-minded individuals to join her. Dubbed Walk in Her Shoes, the grassroots fundraising initiative is being held in honour of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, marked March 8. The event’s beneﬁciary is CARE Canada, a non-proﬁt organization dedicated to defending dignity and ﬁghting poverty by empowering women and girls around the world, viewing them as important agents of change. The inaugural Vancouver Walk in Her Shoes event will support the organization’s efforts to help females earn a living, and provide access to education, health care and clean drinking water. “The goal is really to raise awareness and to bring CARE
Stephanie La Porta, 58, is part of a group of 17 Canadians endeavouring to summit Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro on March 8, the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. “We’re all doing it for the same reason: raising money for women and girls,” she says. “Being the backbone of most communities, it’s important to help them out. . . . They have got obstacles that they have to overcome every day, so us raising money for them, it’s a very empowering feeling for me.” Climb for CARE Kilimanjaro is a fundraiser for CARE Canada, a nonproﬁt organization with a mission to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities of the world. To date, Climb for CARE Kilimanjaro events have raised more than $700,000 in support of CARE’s work. La Porta left the North Shore Wednesday and the climb is expected to get underway tomorrow and be completed March 11. La Porta ﬁrst heard of Climb for CARE via Facebook, seeing a call for volunteers. “I just thought it sounded
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SARAH Jamieson raises awareness of CARE Canada’s belief — “I Am Powerful” — that we all have the power to change our world. Community members are invited to join her at a fundraising walk starting and ending at Sutherland secondary March 6, timed with the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.
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People encouraged to walk or run all or a portion of route From page 11 Canada to the West Coast, because their ofﬁce is in Ottawa, and to raise awareness for women and girls’ education and the power that we have as women to focus on women in different countries,” says Jamieson. She’s been volunteering with CARE Canada in a variety of roles for the last ﬁve years. While Jamieson plans to complete the entire course herself, starting bright and early at Sutherland secondary and ending there later that day, she’s broken her route into ﬁve legs taking her through the North Shore and Vancouver. She encourages individuals to join her for as much as they’re comfortable with, at least committing to walking six kilometres in honour of impoverished women’s daily travails. Her goal is to raise between $5,000-$10,000. “The neat part about that is that CIDA, which is the Canadian International Development Agency, is going to be matching dollar for dollar,” says Jamieson. Individuals unable to attend the event on March 6 are encouraged to conduct their own walk, either alone or with others, during the week of International Women’s Day. “I think it’s extremely important for everyone in any community to look beyond themselves and look beyond the greater purpose,” says Jamieson. “For me, it really boils down to youth and education. CARE Canada is an amazing organization . . . and I’ve seen the power of what they can do. . . . Education, local capacity building and sustainable economic growth are really critical to ﬁghting poverty. It’s a proven fact and women and girls really hold that key. Walk in Her Shoes is really just a representation of the potential to unlocking the opportunity and the hope that these women have if they’re given a hand up, not a hand out.” For further information on Jamieson’s event, including times and route information, visit the Walk in Her Shoes Vancouver page on Facebook.
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Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group: Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m. at Lions Gate Hospital, 231 East 15th St. Info: 604929-5183, 604-924-0776. Respiratory Disease Education: Lions Gate Hospital is offering sessions to help persons living with asthma, COPD or other chronic respiratory diseases develop management strategies to control their disease. Smoking cessation classes also
available Info: 604-988-3131 ext. 4954. Single Mom’s Support Group: Facilitated by the North Shore Women’s Centre. Discuss pertinent issues and network. Info: 604-984-6009 or www.northshorewomen.ca. Skin Cancer Support Group: Monthly meeting for individuals and families dealing with melanoma. Location varies. Everyone welcome. Info: 604-985-
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and they underestimated their risk of a heart attack. Why? I don’t know. Finally, the word from the federal ﬁnancial literacy task force is that tens of thousands of Canadian seniors are not receiving the government beneﬁts to which they are entitled. The study found that 160,000 eligible seniors don’t receive $1 billion worth of old age pension; 150,000 don’t get the guaranteed income supplement to the Old Age Security program; and 55,000 aren’t even getting the Canada Pension Plan. Why not? Again, I don’t know. The Canada Revenue Agency could easily notify Service Canada about citizens that qualify but have missed ﬁling for beneﬁts, but they don’t. It’s clear that something isn’t working here. We have too many seniors who are not accessing the services to which they are entitled. Why not? A part of the problem rests with seniors themselves. It’s not enough to be eligible for a service or to present yourself at the front door of an agency, like the health authority, and expect to receive services. It doesn’t work that way. You need to learn how to be an active participant and an
advocate for yourself whenever you’re engaged with an agency or a service provider. They can’t and won’t do that for you. And part of the problem rests with the service delivery systems themselves. They’ve become too large and the people who manage them have not done enough to reduce the complexity in their systems. Health care, for example has become confusing and difﬁcult to navigate even for health care professionals. Some organizations, like Vancouver Coastal Health, have patient navigators to help people access and navigate their way through their system. That’s useful but, in my opinion, we need to make our services more user-friendly. Our goal should be to have service delivery systems in place that people can navigate by themselves. Easier said than done obviously but the sooner we begin work to make that happen, the better.
Tom Carney is the co-ordinator of the Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society. Ideas for future columns are welcome. Contact him at 604-985-3852 or send an email to lions_view@telus. net.
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Water Flushing Did you know that the water that comes out of your tap first thing in the morning might contain higher amounts of lead? This is why you should always run your tap for at least one minute first thing in the morning or any other time water has been left standing for a long time. Conserving water is still important. Rather than just running the water down the drain, you could use the water for things such as watering your plants.
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• Cabbage will be more tender if you add half teaspoon of baking soda to the cooking water. • Sprinkle baking soda on the fat of pork chops to help make them crispy. • Pour half a box of baking soda into your dishwasher’s soap dispenser to give the dishwasher a good cleaning. • Deodorize the bathroom by mixing baking soda with bath salts. Leave the combination in an attractive open container on the toilet tank or counter. • Sprinkle baking soda on your dog and brush him/her to remove odours. • You can extend the life of fresh flowers by adding baking soda to the water in the vase. • Use baking soda instead of fabric softener in the rinse cycle.
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If you’ve spent these past few cold months planning how you will prettify your indoor and outdoor spaces once warmer weather arrives, the BC Home + Garden Show arrives to help at the Vancouver Convention Centre, March 2-6. This year, celebrity experts on hand to offer a host of ideas and tips include Bryan Baeumler, host of HGTV’s Disaster DIY, who is to share The Dos and Don’ts of Home Renovation. Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan of HGTV’s Home Heist will dish all the details on design trends for 2011.
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Those buds peeking though justdefrosted soil are often the first sign of spring around here.
One surefire way to bring the new season indoors is to add fresh flowers to any room, and it doesn’t have to involve complicated arrangements or an expensive vase, says Kristin Ames of Posy in Lynn Valley. Like home design, floral trends take their cues from fashion. After several years of neutral and muted, the Pantone color institute is predicting that vibrant color is making a comeback.
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• Customize plain glass vases with paper, fabric or ribbon, adding interest to monochromatic arrangements by adding different textures. Involve the kids by creating vases as a craft project, use repositionable glue that won’t damage the containers and change them up as often as you change your flowers.
faded plant them outside to enjoy in your garden the next year. • Cut spring branches in bud and let them flower inside • Use the same colour flowers throughout the various rooms of your house to create a more designed and harmonious look.
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ConneXions Participates in Province - wide Drill In January all ConneXions programs participated in the province-wide earthquake drill (Shake Out B.C.) Connexions Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Planning Committee coordinated the drill which was held at 10 am on Jan 26th. During the drill, all individuals and staff practiced the “Drop, Cover and Hold”
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Employment Success - Fit to work January 2011 is a month of celebration for Christie. Why? It has been exactly one year since she started working at Mountain Equipment Co-op in North Vancouver. Christie states, “It is a big thing-the chance and opportunity to learn to get work and still be working.” Christie currently works between 8-20 hours per week as part of the night stock team. Here she unpacks clothing items, hangs them accordingly to garment size and locates where hard goods are situated within the store. Christie feels that she has had to apply all of her previous experience to her new job at Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC). Christie tells us, “It has allowed me to be as successful as I am right now. I’ve been maturing and have applied that to this job.” Mountain Equipment Co-op focuses on the work life balance knowing full
well the importance of recreation and leisure in one’s life but also the importance of finding a job that fits someone’s skills, abilities and lifestyle. MEC strives for passion and integrity, something they expect from all their employees, of which Christie values in her own life. Christie is an athlete; she competes competitively in alpine skiing and enjoys many other sporting pursuits such as basketball, softball, track, soccer and karate. So it almost seemed like a natural fit when a job opportunity came up with Mountain Equipment Coop. “It takes the right employer and the right supports to be able to succeed. I understand this so well now.” Like anyone searching for and starting out in a new job, there are always a few hurdles to face along the way before you find success. This rings true for Christie. She has worked in the
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North Shore community for the past eleven years and now sees real value in ‘how hard it is to find a job and actually keep it and that is a very hard process, especially for those of us who have difficulties.’ In 2006, Christie re-established working with Employment ConneXions and has received supported employment services at varying intervals ever since. Employment ConneXions offers Person Centered employment services. This includes working closely with the job seeker’s support networks, home supports as well as employers and the business community. With the right supports, Christie has been able to move out of her family home to a shared living situation which has worked well for her. Christie has found that this change in her lifestyle greatly increased her independence, which assisted her in maintaining her job. Congratulations Christie on your one year anniversary at MEC!!! You are doing it!
Marisa, participant of Happy Hearts, learns how to do a bicep curl using an exercise band
Christie working with the store merchandise at Mountain Equipment Co-op
During the Shake Out B.C. Drill, ConneXions employees lead the participants in the “Drop, Cover and Hold”
ConneXions participants practicing the“Drop, Cover and Hold”
North Shore ConneXions Society Health and Safety Efforts At North Shore ConneXions Society matters of health and safety are taken seriously. Keeping a close watch on these are the ConneXions Occupational Health and Safety Committee and the Connexions Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Planning Committee. All staff are trained in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI). This program is considered the worldwide standard for crisis prevention and intervention training. First time
certification is one year and after that people are certified every two years. Another requirement is certification in Emergency First Aid CPR/AED Level A with recertification every three years. Available to all ConneXions staff is the WHMIS - Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. It is put into place to provide information to protect workers from potential exposures to hazardous products they may work with or in proximity
to. Further to the above safety training offered is the Food Safety program offered through Vancouver Coastal Health. It certainly doesn’t end there. To keep everyone on their toes, ConneXions head office employees and participants do a monthly fire drill exercise. At our group homes and within our programs we have a monthly safety inspection as well as rotated emergency drill schedules. This includes two to three extra
drills a month such as Violent/ Threatening Situation, Power Outage, Bomb Threat, Flood/Fire, Earthquake, Missing Person, and Medical Emergency. So as you can see we make it a priority to ensure the health and safety of all staff and program participants at ConneXions. Together with the commitment of staff and the committee members, all efforts are being made to keep everyone prepared.
Program Highlight: Happy Hearts February is “Happy Heart” month at The Summit. Members are learning how to be healthy emotionally, mentally, and physically. To do this, we have organized a number of initiatives and activities.
From the left: Tanya and Aaron work on their hand-eye coordination and core muscles
When you walk into The Summit you will see a display that allows any member to pick up a healthy recipe of the day. In all of our cooking and baking programs participants are learning to make recipes healthier, but still so tasty! This past week our different cooking
groups made Peach Melba Muffins, Chicken Spinach Salad, and Seafood Jambalaya. The participants also learn how to purchase ingredients that are affordable and within their budget. Our goal is that no home cooked meal should cost more then $5, should be very delicious, and nutrient dense. We continue to run our popular fitness programs, including Bootcamp, Steady Feet, Indojazz, Hawaiian Dance, Soccer, Floor Hockey, and Healthy Hikes.
However, this month we have added another to the mix- Fitness Skillz. During February our Skillz group is learning ways to get fit in a fun and easy way. It is targeted at individuals that normally don’t enjoy or participate in fitness programs. In terms of emotional and mental health we are running a workshop series on techniques to use for relaxing at home. We also continue to offer our very popular relaxation therapy program. Self Advocacy
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Committee members also completed a workshop on the meaning of respect at the end of January. We always encourage new members to come by and give our programs a try. If you or someone you know would be interested in attending a program, please contact Katie Fenn, Program Manager at 604.904.0842 or email@example.com.
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Trend watch 2011
Ten years ago, it was easy to get a handle on decorating trends. A little faux wenge wood, a set of sky blue and brown graphic bed sheets, and a whole lot of beige and you were in style. But whose house was that anyway? And where was the personal stamp? Admittedly, the many (sometimes conflicting) trends these days will make you dizzy. Plus, with websites and blogs reporting on the latest at warp speed, it’s hard to decipher what was last year, five years ago or even five minutes ago.
stylist and trendsetter Arren Williams. Shop for things that will last — items you can touch, hold and sit on — things that feel real. “Be inspired by the trends, not a slave to them,” he says. I love seeing what’s new. Trend stories were my editorial beat for a long time.
Patchwork Patchwork is popping up on chairs, carpets, and quilts. While today’s version features the hand-hewn details of yore, it’s completely fresh and modern — not old granny like in the movie How to Make an American Quilt.
‘A deliberate stirring of time periods’
No need to start from scratch. What I’m suggesting is that you add a couple of cushions, a new entryway bench, or perhaps wallpaper in the powder room. “But no theme room decorating and steer clear of blatant knock-offs or anything that looks cheap,” says
But take a look at all the fabulously eclectic homes in magazines for 2011 and you’ll see that this broad spectrum of trends is a good thing. We’ve come a long way in the past decade, and it’s simply pointless to worry about any one single trend trajectory: It’s all about the mix. More important, it’s how you play that mix in your home.
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So without further ado, here’s what we’ll be seeing in 2011.
Flooring goes green Ethical flooring choices are becoming more plentiful as many homeowners become more conscious of the environmental impact of certain products.
According to Shawn Gibson, co-owner of the often ahead-of-the-trend retailer Teatro Verde, we’re going to see a deliberate stirring of time periods, from antiquities, mid-century, ‘70s to postmodern.
“Each piece will read like an art piece,” Mr. Gibson explains. “Everything will have its own level of art, but it will have to breathe. The heavy art pieces will need to be balanced with light. We’re headed for some very self-expressive times — it’s all about making it your own,” he says. The great thing about these “selfexpressive times” is that anything you buy will stay in your style for years to come, especially if you love it.
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Pattern, pattern and more pattern Graphic, bold, floral, vintage, traditional re-interpreted with fresh colour: Yes, it’s all about pattern. In 2011, it will be all over everything from bowls and plates to pillows and towels, as well as large applications like furniture.
Big colour Hello bright, clear, cheery colours. Think of the saturated colours in the rainbow (just don’t use them all together!).
Belgian farmhouse linen On the flip-side of colour and pattern, the Belgian farmhouse or linen look is still going strong. It’s just become a little more gilded with elements such as gold lamp bases and metallic linen. The look is moody with deep sand-coloured walls, linen upholstery and unfinished and raw-looking woods. It’s easy to live with and ideal for anyone who wants a neutral backdrop for brightly coloured and patterned pillows, throws and accessories.
Vintage accessories and toys for kids’ rooms Parents are looking for toys and accessories that remind them of their childhood, so vintage-inspired and retro children’s accessories and toys are a big trend, such as Gary Taxali for Indigo’s line of inexpensive wooden toys. This look feels like a time capsule of my childhood playroom.
Wood has been a huge trend on the rise since Fall 2009. The relaxed look and ecological aspect of wood tempers the gloss of lacquered furniture and accessories.
Dark and moody We’ve started to see black and navy rooms featured on the covers of magazines and we’re going to see plenty more. In response to greige and pastel colours, navy, black and slate-grey paint is going up on walls. White, gold and colourful accessories (a mix of mod and trad) keep the look fresh.
Military hues “I think we’re going to see a lot of military colour influences,” says designer Tommy Smythe, whom you may have seen on the shows Design Inc. or Sarah’s House. “Khaki, army green, beige and battleship grey — mostly (from) off the runways, but also because after the global recession, people are gravitating to the relative safety of neutral palettes,” he says.
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Old cabinets, new look So you’ve fallen out of love with the country kitchen you were so smitten with in 2005, but you don’t have the funds to bankroll another complete kitchen reno so soon.
Changing or adding Turns out, a facelift is easier and less expensive than you might think. in a few architectural features, such as a wider According to North Van design and moulding to the top of renovation firm Action Interior, a cabinets or perhaps removing new look for your kitchen doesn’t have to sink your budget. a wall to open up the space, can make a more extreme “Although sometimes necessary, difference to the look. purchasing new cabinetry can be expensive and time consuming,” says Action Interior owner Suzanne Smith. She says it’s much easier to liven up a kitchen by spraying cabinets in a durable lacquer finish in any choice of colour. The move “will change the entire atmosphere of a kitchen from plain and boring to getting the wow factor you’ve always wanted, but for a fraction of the cost,” says Smith. It’s more friendly to the environment as well.
Smith says when it comes to choosing the right colour for your kitchen, white will make any room brighter and more spacious. Changing cabinet hardware and handles and a new backsplash or new granite counter tops can also change the look and feel of the room. If replacing the backsplash is not an option, consider having it primed and painted over.
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◗ Recover a chair. If you have an old armchair
that you love, but the fabric is looking tattered or doesn’t go with your trend-setting colour scheme, renew it. Pry off the staples holding the old fabric and layers in place and use them as a pattern when you start cutting the fantastic new (and durable) fabric you’ve chosen. Find instructions on your favourite home design website, or call in the professionals. Repaint the frame and voila! A chair that fits perfectly with your new décor.
◗ Recycle an old dresser. Paint can put
a new spin on a still usable set of drawers. It doesn’t take much to turn an ugly dresser into a stylish addition. Forget caustic strippers or heavy scraping — sand paper and paint will do the job. Finish by switching out old hardware for sleek new handles or knobs and you’ll love this functional piece of furniture once again.
◗ The dining room. Perhaps the biggest
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Replacing windows has become one of the most popular renovation projects home owners undertake. Whether you are replacing old energyinefﬁcient windows or sprucing up a newly purchased or soon to be sold home, there are things you need to know. There are many options available in today’s market and the choices begin with what the windows are made out of. Vinyl and ﬁberglass windows are popular choices for their low maintenance and longevity, while wood offers the warmth and character found in so many homes on the North Shore . There are also options for increasing energy efﬁciency, different operating styles, hardware choices and more. Put it all together and it can be an overwhelming amount of information to sort through. A local company like Northshore Windows, which specializes in window and door replacements, can help
Make sure every proposal includes installation details as the installation is the most important part of the project. There is no point in getting new energy efﬁcient windows if the window system allows for air leakage, or worse yet, water leakage.
“When discussing Having a your job with a contractor knowledgeable or salesperson professional help make sure guide you through the subject of installation the process can be is brought invaluable. up. Don’t let the whole discussion revolve around the windows. If installation is a detail completely left out of the sales process and proposal, this should set off alarm bells”, says Darrell of Northshore Windows.
Consider that on the average replacement job, the cost of the windows is more or less ﬁxed. Regardless of manufacturer, the price of the windows is really not going to vary that much. Price variance in quotations can generally be attributed to the differing installation methods and the corresponding labour costs. It quite simply takes longer to install a window correctly. Some companies use installation techniques that allow for very quick installations using lower skilled workers and usually result in an inferior window seal. It might keep water out for a while, but there’s a good chance there will be leakage down the road. Clearly this is not an area where you want to be cutting corners. For a full explanation of the different styles of installation, give the guys at Northshore Windows a call 604.839.0636. The more informed you are, the better your chances of making the right decision.
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Thinking of our Kiwi friends Notable Potables Tim Pawsey
NOT surprisingly, like many people, we’ve had Christchurch on our mind for much of this past week. It’s always hard to gauge from afar the impact of natural disasters such as this, but the devastation wrought on New Zealand’s second largest city (after Auckland) hits close to home. Noted for its mix of modern and heritage architecture, Christchurch’s population is 350,000 people, just slightly more than Greater Victoria’s. Looking at the footage of the collapsed cathedral spire and shattered late 19th century facades, we couldn’t help but think our capital would probably look not too different under similar circumstances, were such a catastrophe to occur. Another reason for our heightened empathy, we visited Christchurch just some 15 months ago, to take in the Air New Zealand Wine Awards, and were struck not only by its comfortable size but especially by the warmth and vibrance of its inhabitants. While much of that beautiful burgh now lies in ruins (including some of its modern, supposedly more seismic-resistant structures), if any people are resilient it’s the Kiwis, whose can-do attitude and unassailable good humour
kicked in the moment the shaking stopped. New Zealanders are no strangers to earthquakes as the country experiences several shocks a year. However the most serious prior to this past week’s (in terms of lives lost) occurred in Napier, in 1931. From a wine lover’s perspective, the irony is that the massive rearrangement of the surrounding region’s coastal geology yielded some of the characteristics that in part makes Hawkes Bay the rising star it is today. The famed Gimblett Gravels were formed in 1931 when the Ngaruroro River changed course as a result of that quake. There is no shortage of similarities between our part of the world and the two big islands that stretch some 1,200 kilometres from north to south, but we weren’t prepared for the striking resemblance that Gibbston Valley — also famed for its gold rush (and the ﬁrst commercial bungee jump in the world!) shows to Similkameen, and Central Otago to the Okanagan Valley. Here are a few wines with which to toast our far-ﬂung Cantabrian cousins (with whom many Canadians share a common heritage) and their efforts in rebuilding. ■ Mount Riley Savée. What more could you ask in a classic Kiwi salute than a zippy, crisp, gooseberry-toned and mouth-ﬁlling glass of sparkling Sauvignon Blanc? $29.99, BCLS, EW. ■ Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée. More bubbly Sauvignon Blanc, made with Hawke’s Bay grapes; quite fruit forward with apple and pear notes over refreshing natural acidity and citrus notes. $21.95, BCLS ■ Villa Maria Private Bin
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Wolf hybrids do not make family pets
Canine Connection Joan Klucha
JUST when I think I am stumped for a topic to write about, the forces of the universe drop a scene in front of me that begs for attention. After visiting my horse in the valley I pulled into a large chain grocery store to purchase some supplies. I noticed a woman standing in
the parking lot beside a rusty pick-up truck. Rusted pickups are nothing new in that end of town, but the woman’s full-length wolf fur coat made it unique . . . and extremely ironic. Upon further investigation I was speechless to see three puppies around four months of age snuggled in bales of straw in the open back of her pick-up. The big sign tacked
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to the bumper of her truck read “Wolf X puppies for sale.” Where do I begin trying to address this train wreck in the making? How about with this: selling a wolf-cross to anyone with a pocket full of money, who is fuelled by impulse and void of common sense, is like selling a loaded shotgun to an eight-year-old. Wolf-dog crosses are wild wolves that have been bred with domesticated dogs, typically huskies or German shepherds. It may sound romantic to have a little bit of wild in your dog, but trust me, it is not. I have never been a fan of wolf-crosses, otherwise known as wolf hybrids, as pets. Over my years and experience I have never seen or worked with a happy partnership between humans and wolf hybrids. Inevitably, hybrids live a short life in comparison to a domesticated dog or a pure wolf left in the wild. That’s not to say that happy unions don’t exist; there are many variables that determine a happy union. The ﬁrst is that the hybrid is with a person highly devoted to their wolf-cross and their special needs with regard to diet,
behavioural management and any speciﬁc by-laws that may be in place for owning a wolf hybrid (which I think there should be if there are not some currently in place). The human also understand that wolf hybrids are not really big dogs just looking for a ﬁreplace to snuggle in front of; they are part wild, with their hunting instincts still ﬁnely tuned, unlike the muted hunting instincts of our domesticated dogs. Wolf hybrids are not for the inexperienced dog owner, especially someone acting on impulse as they walk through a parking lot to look at the cute fuzzy creatures. Wolf hybrids are not really even for the experienced dog owner. Most people can’t handle the degree of dominance their domesticated dog displays, never mind the degree a wild wolf will display. Being part-wild, a wolf-cross will always be challenging for that alpha position, be it with their human or towards other dogs. With a dog, an experienced owner can master the alpha position of the most dominant dog, allowing the dog to accept a subordinate position. But a wolf-cross will not back down that easy, if at all. Unfortunately, this can
sometimes lead to dangerous displays of aggression. The end result is the wolf-cross lives a life of isolation in a backyard or fenced run. If they are lucky the hybrid will be given up to a wolf-dog speciﬁc rescue and if they are unlucky they are euthanized, usually before they reach their third birthday. If you are attracted to the idea of a wolf hybrid, consider a husky or huskycross that gives a similar appearance without the issues that wolf-hybrids have. If your heart is set on a hybrid, I implore you to do your homework. Research the breed thoroughly and educate yourself on everything wolf and wolf-cross to better equip yourself for the issues that will come up. Finally, purchase your hybrid from a reputable breeder. Reputable wolf-hybrid breeders will not be found in a parking lot of your local grocery store or any place other than their personal residence where you can view the parents and visit the pups before your purchase. They also will not sell one of their creations to the inexperienced. Non-reputable ones will sell to anyone with some cash, no questions asked.
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE WORLD OUTSIDE
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ANCIENT CADIZ: Cadiz is the most ancient city still standing in Western Europe. Traditionally, its founding is dated to 1104 B.C. although no archeological strata on the site can be dated earlier than the 9th century B.C. Under Moorish rule between 711 and 1262, the city was called Qadis, from which the modern Spanish name, Cadiz, was derived. The Moors were ousted by Alphonso X of Castile in 1262. — Wikipedia
BARS in the narrow streets of Cadiz old town such as La Cava offer nightly performances of passionate ﬂamenco dance and music.
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CADIZ, SPAIN: Southern Spain’s most plentiful and most reliable product is its sunshine, which annually draws hundreds of thousands of northern Europeans to the Mediterranean beaches of Andalucia, many of whom acquire apartments overlooking long stretches of pale sand.
Signs are often in English, and newspapers in German are widely available, along with the homelier styles of U.K. and German cuisines and matching beers. But southern Spain has experienced many other invasions over the centuries, each of which also left signs of its passing. As a little travel west towards the less touristy Atlantic coast quickly reveals, traces of the past can be found in everything from ancient art and architecture to place names, cuisine and music. Here coastal trade routes from Northern Europe
continually occupied settlement in Western Europe. Spectacularly located at the tip of a long peninsula at times barely wider than the highway it carries, the city guards the entrance to a tightly-enclosed perfect natural harbour. Its original rounded shape has been made into an irregular polygon by the fortiﬁcations of successive rulers, which enclose densely packed ancient low-rise brick and stone housing, rarely more then three or four storeys high. The old town is ﬁssured with narrow stone-paved alleys, all kinks and sharp turns, in which it is a pleasure to get lost. Much of the stonework has a rough and pitted texture, pleasant to ﬁnger, and on closer examination proves to be of a local limestone that was once sea ﬂoor and which contains petriﬁed seashells, known as “oyster rock”. Everywhere there’s evidence of overseas connections. The former mansions of wealthy traders, now converted to apartments for several families, have otherwise
and West Africa met those across the Mediterranean from Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Pioneering navigators to the New World set out from these Atlantic ports, eventually adding trade links that made the region the ﬁrst to receive new products from the Americas, as well as to beneﬁt from the wealth plundered there. The Province of Cadiz straddles the northern side of the narrow Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa, still a busy shipping lane linking the Atlantic with the calmer, land-locked Mediterranean. Africa is clearly visible from inland high points, many of which are forested with wind turbines whose ponderously turning arms are driven by the same reliable breezes that once brought trading ships and galleons to the province’s chief city, also called Cadiz. This sits on the Atlantic side of the strait, and was founded three thousand years ago as Gadir by the Phoenicians, seafaring traders from territory bordering the eastern end of the Meditteranean. Its citizens take considerable pride in the city’s claim to be the oldest
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changed little over centuries. The ﬁnest, painted in pinks, creams, and yellows, are in the city’s largest square, San Antonio, along with a church whose 18th-century baroque frontage owes something to South American sensibilities — a style exported, adapted, and then re-imported, and known as “go-and-return.” The mansions sport balconies with iron balustrades that bow outwards to accommodate ladies’ billowing skirts, a 19th century architectural fashion imported from then Spanish-owned Havana. Indeed parts of Cadiz so resemble the Cuban capital that the one city is sometimes a Hollywood stand-in for the other. Interior squares and parks on the city’s perimeter feature palms and other trees imported from Spain’s once vast empire, such as giant, densely-canopied dragon trees, natives of the Canary Islands.
The best view of the city is from the Torre Tavira, a tower that upon its completion in 1778 was the highest point, 45 metres above sea level, and designated the city’s ofﬁcial watchtower. Also known as the “First Watchman” it is one of an original 160 towers from which a look-out might be kept for enemies, or from which both local traders and a large population of assorted ex-patriot merchants might keep an eye on their ships. It’s a stiff climb to the top, but worth the effort. From here the old city looks more North African than European, a tight uneven jumble of ﬂat roofs concentrated on a balloon of land almost completely surrounded by sea, at the end of a string-like isthmus occupied by the modern city. The modern construction tapers away either side of a broad boulevard down the narrow strip See Moorish page 35
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of land to the south, spiky with piers for the vast ocean-going vessels of modern trade. The tower also offers a more intimate point of view with the assistance of what was Spain’s earliest camera obscura. A pinhole camera, lens and mirror combination projects live images of the city onto a large concave surface, revealing rooftop sunbathers, washing swinging in the breeze, and other domesticity hidden from the street. The operator points out others of the 126 remaining towers and other historic links to maritime trade: an old tabacco factory, shipbuilding facilities, the vast yellow dome and white stone towers of the Cathedral, funded by trade, and 116 years in the building. The Spanish image of people from Cadiz is that they are goodhumoured and very sociable, which is also put down to the comings and goings of foreign rulers, the historic presence of foreign trading communities, and the port’s global web of seafaring trade and traders. Over the centuries Carthaginians, Romans and Visigoths conquered Cadiz, the latter largely destroying the city. Moorish forces arrived from Africa in 711, and remained until 1262 when driven out in the Spanish reconquest, although other nearby parts of southern Spain remained under Moorish control until 1492. Whether friendly or hostile, there’s been a constant coming and going of
people, customs, and ideas. England attacked or blockaded the port several times in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, causing the construction of vast defensive walls and a fortress that left Cadiz almost the only part of Spain to withstand French emperor Napoleon’s 19th century invasion, and which made the city Spain’s temporary capital from 1810 to 1812. Traces of the founders of Cadiz and their immediate successors can be found in the city’s splendid museum, originally opened to house the plump stone sarcophagus of a Phoenician male, discovered in 1887, and later joined by that of a female companion. The 2500-year-old caskets’ owners are visible, since each is strikingly carved in relief on the lid possibly by Greek artists, the man holding a knife and the woman a perfume bottle. Other cases contain statuary and lively terracotta ﬁgurines of Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans, along with their jewellery, toys, and household implements. Today Spain welcomes invaders, but those who arrive on its Mediterranean beaches with every intention of going no further than into the water for a swim should think again. The rewards of a short journey round the coast can be great indeed. If you go: Budget airlines make Cadiz an easy and affordable side-trip from many other European destinations. Ryanair (www.
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CADIZ’S jumbled roofscape pierced by watchtowers, as seen from the top of the Torre Tavira, the highest of them.
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Book Sale: The Friends of the North Vancouver District Public Library will hold a sale to raise funds for library improvements until Feb. 27, noon-4 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. A variety of ﬁction, non-ﬁc-
Drop in, Log in, Learn: North Vancouver City library will offer free one-to-one tutorials for adult beginners in computer and related technologies, Feb. 27, March 27, April 24, May 29 and June 26, 1:152:15 p.m. at 120 West 14th St. Technology savvy members of the library’s Teen Advisory Council will help with questions about computers, mobile phones, PDAs and other hightech devices. There is limited space and the sessions are on
a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis. Info: www.nvcl.ca. Snowshoe Tours and Burgers: In Celebration of Heritage Week there will be a family snowshoe tour for kids, Sunday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and a regular tour, 1-3 p.m. on Hollyburn Ridge at Cypress Mountain’s nordic area. Check in at the cross country ticket ofﬁce. Fee: $10. Reservations required: 604-913-2573. How to Start Your Own Book Club: North Vancouver City Library will present a free session on the ins and outs of starting your own book club, Monday, Feb. 28, 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Dr. G. Paul Singh Study Hall, 120 West 14th St.
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INTERNATIONAL speaker Phillip McKernan addresses the theme Fast Forward to Success at an event hosted by The Fast Forward Business Group, a North Shorebased mentoring group of business professionals, at Carter GM Northshore.
Be ﬁnancially literate SHE is a brilliant MDPhD, but she dreads meeting her ﬁnancial advisor at this RRSP/ income tax time each year.
“I probably understand only about half of what he is telling me — but I’m too embarrassed to admit it,” she told me. She is not alone. Canada’s Task Force on Financial Literacy has just released its report, and concludes that while there is no shortage of ﬁnancial education available to Canadians, uptake of these offerings remains low. The report recommends the federal government provide a single-source website, which would include self-assessment tools and retirement calculators — all written in “plain language.” The report notes the importance of dealing with psychology and behaviour as related to making ﬁnancial decisions, so even people who are ﬁnancially literate can apply their knowledge effectively. I also like the suggestion of “nudging interventions”
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
Best result in 23 years for Cap U Benjamin Alldritt
IT’S been close to a quarter of a century since the Capilano University women’s basketball team enjoyed the success it’s seen in the 2010-2011 season, dominating the BCCAA league with a 16-2 record over 18 games.
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The men’s squad wasn’t far behind, with 13 wins and ﬁve losses for a third-place ﬁnish. With 128 wins over 210 games to his credit, women’s coach Paul Chiarenza is now the winningest coach in Capilano’s history. His 61 per cent win rate edges out Greg Sharpe, who held the title after coaching the Blues from 1976 to 1990. This season is Chiarenza’s ﬁrst league title and he’ll be hungry for a
provincial tournament victory after second-place results in 2003 and 2005. But the litany of successful statistics doesn’t stop there. Much of the Blues’ success has been driven by the phenomenal play of third-year forward Jessica Franz. The sixfoot-one number 12 has set more than a half-dozen school records over the past season, including highest average points per game, most points in a season, most career points and top scorer in the league — her second BCCAA scoring title in a row. Men’s coach Jordan Yu is only in his second year of coaching, but guided the Blues to their best defensive performance since 1986, conceding an average of only 69 points per game. The provincial championships start Thursday at Columbia Bible College.
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CAPILANO Blues forward Jessica Franz in action against Langara College last week during another pair of wins for the North Vancouver school. Franz set several school points records this season.
There’s a fourth key ingredient — passion — that holds everything together. North Vancouverite Liam Firus and his training partner Bela Papp understand the importance of that mix. The two have put in the time, toil and dedication in pursuit of national and international success, and are eager to push it that next step. That next step starts Monday at the World Junior Figure Skating championships in Korea. It has brought them to the Coquitlam Skating Club, See Friendly page 39
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GIGLING - Benno H. A. December 1930 – February 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Benno H.A. Gigling, beloved husband of Traudel and father to Dirk (Ines) also his brother Kurt in Germany as well as his nephew Michael and niece Cornelia and their families and friends. A gentle sweet man suffering with a long standing illness, he died peacefully at home. Benno was born in Germany and came to Canada as a young man to find new challenges and adventure. He established his own company in the trade he loved and as a talented, creative landscapegardener as many of his loyal clients will attribute to. He was a reserved man, always kind, considerate and honest in his dealings with people. He will be deeply missed by his family. A celebration for Benno’s life will be held at a later date. Time to say goodbye to you my love – for now – because, all hope lies with God. In my heart you will stay.
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Marie Bruce and the family of George Bruce wish to thank very sincerely all the friends who supported them at the time of George’s sudden and early death. We received food, flowers, letters and cards and we felt part of a community of caring people. George died doing what he loved, hiking on the North Shore trails, he left a deep void in our lives. We the family will hold him close within our hearts for the rest of our lives. Thank you dear friends.
KRAUSHAAR - Ron Ron passed away with his family by his bedside and his twin brother holding his hand. He faced his illness as he always had faced adversity, with courage. Ron is survived by his wife Jean, children Brenda (Karl) and Bryan (Nellie) and former wife Donna, stepson Scott (Brooke), grandchildren Leo, Kayla and Isobel, siblings Clayton, Vern, Richard, Don and Carol, and many nieces and nephews. Above all else, Ron loved his family and he showed us his love every day with his words, actions and affection. We will miss him terribly. Service will be held at Burquitlam Funeral Home on March 2, 2011 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads Hospice.
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It is with great sadness we announce that our mother Helen passed away peacefully in North Vancouver with family by her side. Mom was born in Struan, Saskatchewan, moved to Vancouver in 1947 where she married dad (Alphonse) and raised their three daughters. Her life was filled with family first, work and play. Mom was a very feisty and active person who did everything with flair. She was very proud of her business “Helen’s Bed and Breakfast” where she was able to meet people from all over the world and show them her hospitality for over 25 years commencing with Expo 86. World travel or any new adventure were always welcome and met with an abundance of positive energy. Cruise ship travel and Las Vegas have been her highlights over the past decade. A trip to any casino would always put a smile on her face. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Marlene (Charles), Pat (Mark) and Cindy (Derek); her grandchildren Matthew (Betka), Tamara, Britney, Daniel, Adam and Hannah; her great grandchildren Robbie and Veronika; her sisters Nora (Gordon), Jean; and many other family and friends. Mom has gone to be with Dad, her parents George and Nellie and sister Mary. The family would like to sincerely thank mom’s many doctors and the excellent caregivers at Lions Gate Hospital and North Shore Hospice.
FORMAN, Diane Margot (ne´e Thomson) Nov. 10, 1952 - Feb. 10, 2011 MBA - Simon Fraser University 1992 Marg passed away peacefully the morning of February 10, 2011, at home in West Vancouver, in her 59th year, giving her family and many friends no time to say goodbye. Marg, born in Ottawa, Ontario, was predeceased by her cherished husband of 31 years, Greg (October 2005); her father James Gifford Thomson (April 2006); and her mother Janet (ne´e McLean-Bell, November 2008). She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her brother Michael Thomson and his wife Tracy (Mississauga, Ontario); brother-in-law Bryan Forman and his wife Enid (Vancouver, BC); and her sister-in-law Barbara Naisbitt and husband Ian (Windsor, Ontario). Auntie Marg will be fondly remembered by her niece Kandice and nephew Anthony (Mississauga, Ontario) and nieces Victoria, Stephanie and Allison (Windsor, Ontario). Marg will also be remembered affectionately by her cousins Bryan, Margaret and Douglas. Throughout her work life Margot was devoted to making a difference in the lives of injured workers. Her most recent role at WorkSafeBC found her providing support to the most vulnerable clients. She successfully developed a program that reached out to clients with severe injuries, both physically and psychologically. Her counselling and organizational skills, life experience, knowledge, and compassion will be sorely missed by her clients and colleagues alike. Margot will always be remembered lovingly by her many friends for her warmth, integrity, sincerity and quick humour. School friends from her days at University of Toronto and Riverside High in Windsor will miss her conviviality and crosscountry e-mail. She was never happier than when driving 'topless' in her 'merlot' coloured 2-seater; or attending a live arts production with friends - anything from a choral concert or a symphony performance to the Shaw Festival, Stratford Theatre, Bard on the Beach, the ballet or an opera; or simply enjoying a glass of wine - preferably merlot. Books, crosswords and strong coffee (or else ...) in the morning, were constants over the years. Margot would have been pleased with donations in her memory made to the Charity of your choice, or simply attend a live arts performance, drink some good red wine, or wear the colours plum or blue, in her honour. A gathering to celebrate Margot’s life will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Please contact family for additional details.
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WARREN - Mae Arvilla (nee Jenkin) May 1, 1918 – February 19, 2011 Mae passed away peacefully at Evergreen House, North Vancouver, on February 19, 2011 in her 93rd year. She was born and raised in North Vancouver and after a thirty year career in Merritt BC, where her husband was working, they returned to North Vancouver to spend their retirement years. Mae was predeceased by her husband Tom and her sister Iris Tomlin. She is survived by her sister Bernice Wright (Harold), brother Herbert Jenkin, nieces Valerie Wright, Beverley Korness, Geri Tomlin, nephews Leslie Tomlin, Keith Wright and many Warren nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the nurses and staff of 6 west, Lions Gate Hospital and the nurses and staff at Evergreen House third floor. At Mae’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Mae may be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, 231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7L 2L7 or to a charity of your choice. First Memorial, Boal Chapel in charge of arrangements.
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THE URBAN TEA MERCHANT in West Vancouver now has openings for management positions. Candidates require both hospitality and/or retail experience. We are a unique and fast growing tea concept and are looking for people who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit. Our management team are keepers of ‘the great tea experience’. If you enjoy being ‘hands-on’ and want to belong to a company that values a culture of personal and professional leadership, there may be a position for you. Roles in management include store sales objectives, people development, marketing & merchandising, and store operations.
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AUDI BRAND SPECIALIST Capilano Audi requires a motivated, positive and enthusiastic professional to join our top-performing sales team at our new North Vancouver location. We are in particular seeking an Audi Brand Specialist to help address the needs of our ever-growing clientele. Therefore, previous sales experience and ﬂuency in Mandarin are strong assets. Also required: • A valid BC Drivers License • A clean driver’s abstract We provide an extremely competitive remuneration with six-figure income earning potential to top-performers and an opportunity for career growth within a highly established brand.
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Apartments & Condos
#48-15020-66A AVE, SURREY Senior Strata Complex, 55+, 2 BR Cottage, 2 bth, new appls, all reno’d, new roof, storage, $195 maint. per mo. incls elect & heat, $225,000 obo. 604-572-0036
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INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER
1 BR Woodcroft (Whytecliff) South facing, city view, 13th flr, $925 avail Apr 1st 604-762-2809
Bach, 1 Bdrms & 2 Bdrms, 2 Baths Starting from $815
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.
100 E. ESPLANADE 1 bdrm air con, 9 ft ceiling, 7 appl, $1400; Anson Rlty 604-783-7623 144 E. 19th St. N.Van lrg, bright 2 Br $1,300. Balc, Ldry, Prkg & Storage Available 604.787.1187
1 & 2 BR. 1 & 2 baths, avail now. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, coin wd, call 778-554-0537 1 BDRM Apt, reno’d, Woodcroft, large kitchen, bright, all incls March 1, 778-840-6373
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North Van Apt. Rentals
144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER
Spacious 2 BR starting from $1650 with balconies, spectacular views, well maint, clean, quiet concrete highrise. Fabulous Central Londsale location, next to library, transit, shops & cls to schools. Sorry, no pets. Heat & Hot water incls. Call 604-983-6920 to view.
3125 Capilano Cres., 908-7368, 2 BR, 2 bth, 2 prkg, N/P, Mar 1. $2000 BACHELOR SUITE: 365 East 2nd St, N Van: Bright, south facing suite in quiet building. Private entrance: $750/mo, incl heat, h/w & hydro avl March 1st, ph 604-726-4884 Beautiful Large Suites 1 BR $915, now or Mar 1. 1 BR $995 reno’d & 2 BR $1360, Mar 15 or later. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-986-3866 A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN.. in Lynn Valley, heat & hw incl’d, ug prkg, (3 mos free) some reno’d units, 1 br, $945... 2 br, 1 bath $1200.. 2 br, 2 bath, $1275... 3 br, 2 bath.. $1475, coin wd, quiet area, 1 cat ok, No dogs, ns, 604-980-9219
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1 Br, $845, corner unit, brick patio, now or Mar. 1st. heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg, no pets, 1 yr lease. 310 East 2nd, 604-904-0956 1 BR $960 incl h/h/w, quiet bldg, sec prkg, central Lonsdale. 140 West 17th. 990-8262/985-1658 1 BR Apr. 1, 274 W2nd. reno’d, $985, incls heat, hw, u/g prkg, locker, ns/np, Call 604-779-3541 1 Br corner, $860. Gated prkg. quiet, drapes no pets, heat incl. walk to seabus, 1 yr lease, 163 W 5th. 604-980-7501 1 BR fully renod, upper Lonsdale, view, large, $945 incl heat hw & cable, ns, np, now, 604-987-8807 1 BR garden level, share wd, ns, np but must love them, now/Apr 1, suit 1, $750incl util. 604-839-9062 1 BR. large, $870. mountain view. Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802 1 BR now 2 BR, Apr 1, new reno. dw, ns bldg, upper Lonsdale, $950 up. 604-725-5194
Cancer June 21-July 22: March – and especially Thursday to Saturday this week – emphasizes gentle love and understanding, legal affairs, far travel, intellectual,cultural and educational matters.Because this is a time of love (and legalities) relationships loom signiﬁcantly Sunday (unsuccessful, say no) and Monday (successful, say yes). Life’s depths, ﬁnances, mutually owned resources, intimacy, research, dreams, sexual urges – any or all glide in midweek through March. All’s smooth here, minor progress is easy. You might start a new travel, legal, publishing, or educational project Thursday onward. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The accent lies, all March, on mysteries, research, detective work, dreams, hidden meanings, and the “unseen” connections between people, intimacy, sexual urges, on ﬁnances, investments, settlements, funding, lifestyle changes, health factors and diagnosis. A lot to think about, but let your thinking be intuitive, let your subconscious take over, especially Thursday to Saturday, when these deep things are highlighted.A legal, educational or travel matter might take an unexpected turn. Tackle chores Sunday/Monday. Agreements favoured Tuesday/Wednesday – affectionate meetings loom! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The weeks ahead feature exciting meetings, relationships, relocation possibilities, agreements and arguments, challenges and opportunities – this Thursday to Saturday highlights these, and might trigger a new bond or open a new door. (Yes, step through!) Romance, beauty, pleasure and exciting risk call Sunday (poor results) and Monday (good results). Take a chance, approach someone who attracts you. Tackle chores and health concerns Tuesday/Wednesday – good luck and grace affect this area now to late March. You might be inexplicably excited by someone Thursday – or by an investment.
1 BR, view, top flr, quiet, hardwood, cat ok, Lonsdale & 23, avail Mar 1, $825. ns, 604-986-4927
1 BDRM, Central Lonsdale, 2nd floor, h/w flrs, heat and hot water incl, no pets, $950, Dodwell Strata Mgt. 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Be ambitious Sunday/ Monday – but don’t seek co-operation before Sunday eve. Happiness, friends, ﬂirtations and entertainment, hopes and wishes (especially about money and partnership) ﬁll Tuesday/Wednesday – or they would, if you weren’t so tired. But the glimmers of all these are true, and they’ll grow as March progresses. Soon, very soon, an “explosion” of gratifying and intriguing events will occur in this area of friends and hopes. Retreat, rest, contemplate, plan and interact with government, institutions and “head ofﬁce” – all is smooth, successful. A new plan emerges. Taurus April 20-May 20: These weeks hold happiness – especially this Thursday to Saturday. A dream comes true, friends gather ‘round, optimism ﬁlls you, and the horizon lifts to exciting new prospects! (Don’t expect huge popularity before June: the friends you gather will tend to be old faithful ones, especially males.) Wisdom, gentle love, legal affairs, far travel, intellectual and cultural involvements draw you Sunday (caution) and Monday (sweet luck). Get ambitious Tuesday/Wednesday: these days offer a good, productive start to a weeks-long phase that can promote you, or bring praise from higher-ups. Gemini May 21-June 20: Be ambitious these weeks, especially Thursday-Saturday. Higher-ups are impatient, critical – yet they might make a wish come true! Until June, you’re blessed with general good fortune, especially with friends, light romance, and in progressing toward a bright future. This is the time to wish and hope, Gemini! (A wish now gets answered in 16-28 months.) Mysteries, ﬁnances, sexual longings arise unluckily Sunday, luckily Monday. Intellectual, legal and travel affairs, gentle love, understanding and cultural involvements ﬂow nicely Tuesday/Wednesday – they’ll be lucky all March.
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2 BDRM, $1150 & $1225 Central Lons, nice quiet bldg, carpet, h/w floors, n/p, NOW, 604-988-3227 2 BR $1495 ocean view, avail now; 1BR $1150 spacious patio (350sf) Mar 1. reno’d, dw, ns, cat ok lower Lonsdale, 604-988-1939 2 BR, 990sf, nr L.Valley Mall, incl prkg, fp, dw, hw. Cat ok. + heat, $1400, Apr 1. 604-780-7149 2 BR bright, hi-spd/cable, hardwood, ns, np, nr seabus, quiet bldg. $1300, 604-618-8338 2 BR, Central Lonsdale, south facing, sunny corner suite, hw flrs, heat & hot water incl, no pets, $1200, Dodwell Strata Management. 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264
2 BR, lower Lonsdale, water view, 900sf, 2 prkg, heat/hw incl. Mar 15, ns np, $1300, 604-782-0077
BLUERIDGE APTS (Family complex )
2 BR. Mar. 1, new reno’s, new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628 www.blueridgeapartments.com
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North Van Apt. Rentals
KENMORE MANOR 140 East 17th St. A bright 1 bdrm Available. Heat & h/w incl. N/S, No Pets. 604-980-4554 LIONS APTS, 1 BR $1100. Insuite w/d, d/w, courtyard. Mar 15 or later. 1 yr lease 604-986-3866
LYNN VALLEY, 2 BR, hardwood, f/p, d/w, cat ok, $1275, immed 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
LYNN VALLEY, 3 BR top flr, hardwood, cat ok, $1400, May 1 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
LYNN VALLEY, updated 1 BR, hardwood, cat ok $1010. May 1 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net MOVE IN ALLOWANCE Lrg 1 BR, Avail Mar 1, quiet, clean building, Rent Starts $1000. Incls Ht & H/W. N/P, N/S, 1 yr lease, Cable/park extra, 604-985-4272 PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. 2 Br. $1395 up views, storage. NO PETS. 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com VICTORIA PARK PLACE 615 St. Georges Ave @ E 6th St. 1 BR, bright South facing, clean quiet bldg, np, ns. 604-980-9057
BRIARS 126 E 12 St. 1 BR for March 1st. Heat & hw incl. Prkg avail, np, ns. 604-983-2086
WOODCROFT: 1, 2 BR 1 year lease. ns, np. Utils. incld. COLLIERS - 604-926-2012
Chesterfield/W15, Bach & 1br, incld heat hw, cable, ns, no pet. 1 yr lease, $750up, 604-987-9899
WOODCROFT 1 BR new carpet, paint. incl all utils, prkg, security, gym + pool $925 778-865-7455
Delbrook Gardens 777 W. Queens Rd 1 & 2 br from $1,170. M-F 604 990-2971 or Wkends 985-2876
GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.
Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR Avail Now. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The emphasis lies on work, health, machinery, “necessity,” and the wellbeing of your dependents, all March, but especially this Thursday to Saturday, when a new project or duty might begin. A “help-mate” relationship might also start – if you want to settle for this rather than wait for or risk chasing a more romantic, passionate link, OK; just be aware – and honest. Focus on home, security Sunday/Monday. Romance, pleasure, speculation and a wee winning streak Tuesday/ Wednesday! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Romance, joy, pleasure, charming children, creative surges and risk-taking urges, sports and games – these ﬁll the weeks ahead, especially this Thursday to Saturday, when a new love (with a co-worker?) creative work or school program could begin. Do errands, communicate, handle paperwork and busy little tasks Sunday (careful, proceed slowly) and Monday (all’s well). Retreat from the bustling crowd Tuesday/ Wednesday – you need a bit of down-home time, nature, gardening, etc. – this area will be ﬁlled with sweetness for a few weeks. A love relationship will “get domestic” or end. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your home, children, property, security and business foundations are emphasized over the three weeks ahead, especially this Thursday to Saturday, when a semi-important project could begin in these areas. (Semi-important because it might have an effect on future love/ romance, or aid your “creative space” or – at the very least, it will soak up the energy that’s making you a bit temperamental on the home front.) However, do NOT buy (or move into) a new home now through April 1. (Long-term friction – and obstacles to love – would result.) Money caution Sunday – spend Monday.
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Feb. 27 - Mar. 5 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The weeks ahead are not supremely important, so you can hang up the stress hat for awhile. Keep busy, do errands, paperwork, communicate, but just glide. Sunday presents you with the same combination of career obstacles and determination that will be around for almost two more years. Monday offers ambitious success. Money’s featured Tuesday/Wednesday – your luck rises in this area until late March. You can splurge on a luxury or two. Begin communicating about or (lightly) researching property now – you might act soon (late April best for the new, earlier for the old.) Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Chase money, buy/sell, seek new lucrative clients, deal with possessions for the few weeks ahead, especially this Thursday to Saturday, when a new project might begin in these areas. Memory, rote learning and sensual attractions are also favoured. Retreat, rest, contemplate what is permitted and what is not, Sunday/Monday. Applies to the law, ethics, etc. Your energy, charm and effectiveness bounce back late Monday night through Wednesday – start signiﬁcant projects, seek favours, show yourself off. A subtle grace and attractiveness enters you now to late March. Others will notice! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: You’re the star of the show this month – especially Thursday to Saturday, when your energy, charisma, effectiveness, leadership qualities and decisiveness make you a winner! Don’t waste this time – use it to start important projects, to impress important people, and to tackle problems you’ve found daunting in the past. Your will power is at a two-year height, especially about money-making and possessions. Your sex appeal soars also, all month! Gee, what could go wrong? Well, investments for one, sexual explorations, research, power-plays, collusion, secret actions – avoid these. email@example.com • Reading: 416-686-5014
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GARDEN BACH. $850 furnished, bright clean private, kitchenette, suit 1 ns, np, need car, Hwy 1 & Cypress, Mar 1, 604-922-3004 GORGEOUS 2BR/2BT condo by Park Royal. View, beach, transit. 2 prkg. $2800. 604.809.2508. PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bachelor, 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s Feb 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800 WATERS EDGE luxury 2 bed 2 bath in 4 yr new bldg. Steps to mall/bus. $2500 604-812-7683
WESTWIND APTS. 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van Rare 2 Br Oceanview Penthouse, 1 Br Oceanview Suites, heated outdoor pool, cat OK, Senior discount. Close to Seniors Centre, Library, Shops, Seawall. 604-913-0734
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AMBLESIDE TOWER Studio. 1 BR & 2 BR’s avail. Move in Bonus. Excellent views, rents incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms on premises. Walk to beach & shops. 1552 Esquimalt . 604-922-8443
1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322
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Pine Ridge Housing Co-op has opened its wait list for 2 BR & 3 BR Townhouses, $913 & $1072 with a $2,800 and $3,300 share purchase. Located in quiet forest setting on Burnaby Mnt. Close to SFU, schools, transit & shopping. Enjoy the feel of country living within minutes of the city. Sorry, no subsidies available. Community involvement expected. Download our appl form @ www.pineridgeco-op.bc.ca or send SASE to: #89, 8763 Ash Grove Cres., Burnaby, BC, V5A 4B8 Attn: Membership Ctee. LYNN VALLEY CO OP 3 br avail, family oriented, share purchase req’d. info: firstname.lastname@example.org
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AMBLESIDE 3BR, 2 baths, family room, 1800 sf, f/p, 2 prkg, ns, $3000. Mar 1. 604-818-7427
1 BDRM, Ambleside, long term $1200/mo, short term $400/wk, ns, np. Avail Mar. 1 604-922-5158
A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, 1, 2 br p/house 604-987-2691
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 WEST VAN furn bed sitting room, priv. entry w/deck, own bath. incl cable/net suit 1 ns, 604-921-7385
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1 & 2 Bdrm Suites 1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.)
13th & Ottawa Ave 908-7368, 6 BR, 4 bth, post & beam, 4500 sqft, view, pool, lease $5000.
Spectacular Views, Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Pool Rent includes all utilities.
2 BDR 2 Bth 1400 sqft, dishwasher, own laundry, Grousewoods, util included, pet ok with deposit, $1600/mth, Avail Mar 14 or Apr 1, Call 778-223-7844
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4 BR, upper British Prty, sweeping view of bridge, city & mtn.Fully reno’d, $4350. 778-865-2885
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4 BR, 2.5 ba, Central Lonsdale, 3 levels, 3 br up + 1 br ste down, new appls, storage, 2 prkg, ns np avail Mar 1. $2500. 604-617-6908 1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA 2 BR - Avail Now From $1600/mo. Fully Reno’d, granite countertops, Breathtaking 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. Call 604-922-4724 to view.
2 BR with In-Law Suite, Dundarave, 1816 sq ft, h/w floors, wood fp, City/ocean views, carport. NS. Mar 1. $3500+util. 604-986-1500
5 BDRM Brtish Prpty city view, full reno new bath,kitchen &appl, flrs deck, $3500 ns. 604-435-3080
DELBROOK 5 BR 4 ba, 2 kitchen 4 f/p, hardwood, decks $3000 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
WESTHILL LUXURIOUS Executive 4 BR 5 bath, pool $5995 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net Folkestone High End Big View Town home, 2 level 2 bth fp 1 bd, den, den/loft great office space, Flex floorplan could be 2nd bd (Central Top 22nd) ! $2495/ Furry Creek Golf Course Serenity Whistler ’ish’ Residence. Newer feel to smallish couples home. 3 bd den hwd ss appls $2795/ Great Deal Gleneagles School Move in and continue to search for Purchase or settle in Long Term Furnished 3 bd den 3 bth. Fenced yard quiet street $2995/ Dundarave, View 3 bd 2 bth Playroom, storage, Huge deck South facing Bright $3795/ Deluxe Duplex, Bellevue View, 3 bd 4 bth New Renovation Could have separate suite. Sharing or extended family ? Brazilian hwd Granite SS appls Wine Room! Garage $4995/ Could it be True? Lions Bay Waterfront Private beach hot tub. Watch the sun fall from the sky! View sea life, marine traffic from stunning two level bungalow hwd ss appls, 3 bd den 4 bth $5495/ King George Way Gated Home. 4 bd den 5 bth cherry hwd ss appls, 2 laundries, pool. $6495/ www.manderrealerstate.com Royal LePage Northshore Kristin 604-671-6175 Cell Diana 604-657-4508 Cell
DUNDARAVE OFFICE SPACE, Prime 417sq ft, $900 mth, avail May1st Pls call: 604-926-1010
Fell Avenue Business Ctre 15th & Fell 960’ showroom 2 office/ a/c / alarm/ laminate 2 prkg, washroom, partial kitchen. Immediate $1995 Royal LePage Diana 604-657-4508 OFFICE FOR LEASE Avail now Furn, for 1 person. $455/mo, 1500marine.com 604-986-1500
1 BR IN spacious home for n/s female. Furn or unfurn, internet, w/d, $495 incl. 604-980-2106
AVAIL NOW! Lower Lonsdale storage space, 600sf, electricity $450, 604-983-9493
1 BDRM, Ambleside 1000 sf, completely reno’d, wd, steps to W. Van. Community Centre, NS, NP, 1 covered prkg spot. $1200 incl utils, Avail immed.
Call Paul 604-250-1333
AMBLESIDE CHARACTER updated, 3 br 3 ba, hardwood $2900 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
1 BDRM bsmt ste, DEEP COVE, $800+$50.00 utils, suit quiet mature, ns, np, 604-929-6041.
2 BDRM bsmt, 1.5 baths, newer, off Fullerton, no pets, n/s, $990 + utils. immed. Call 604-985-5283 2 BDRM g/l ste, near amen, March 1, no smoking, no pets, $1000 incl utils. 778-227-7944 2 BR above ground, 1100 sf, Lynn Valley, own w/d, d/w, $1300, ns, pet ok, Mar 1. 604-984-2017 2 BR+ den priv garden ste, Mt Seymour 5 appl, prkg $1,375+1/3 util Mar 1, ns np, 604-904-9305 2 BR, ground floor ocean view On Grand Boulevard area. 5 appls, ns, np, $1450+utils 604-715-2084 2 BR+DEN DEEP COVE, New modern g/l ste. 750 sf. Own entry & w/d. Nr Cates Park, Mt Seymour, Cap U, bus. n/s n/p, $1200 util incl 604-341-2697 3 BDRM ste, bright, part furn, priv Seymour River estate, nature paradise, pet ok $1690+util. avail immediately. 778 239-7416.
1 BR garden suite, priv. entry, Bright, sunny, fp, share wd, West Van, near bus & shops, $880 incl utils, ns, pet neg. 604-922-5880 1 BR large 1400 sq ft. bsmt ste Upper Lonsdale, own entry, 1 1/2 ba, new appls, d/w, own laundry, $1000 incl cable, hydro & net. ns np 778-889-2949, 604-988-0329
Sports & Imports
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Sports & Imports
4 BR British Properties main flr, 2 bath, f/p, 5 appl, nr Sentinal school, prkg, storage, no pets. $2600 604-922-3499
LYNN VALLEY. 2 bdrm bsmt suite. 1000sq.ft. In suite laund, new and bright. Level entry. $1300. call Ken 604-230-1377 NORTH VAN. 2 BR, garden level, ½ house, new renos. Own ldry, new appl. 1,500 sf. N/s, n/p. $1,500/mo incl util. 778-773-0569
2 BDRM large, 5 appl, balcony pool gym, nr bus, shops, n/p, $1275. 604-998-2259 3BR 2.5 baths, 2 lvl, fp, 6 appl. pool/gym, Westview Apr 1, $1725 heat incl np, ns, 604-924-4625
MOVE IN ALLOWANCE (1/2 mnth move in, 1/2 mnth renewal). 2 BR & 3 BR’s, 5 appls, 1.5 bath, variable lse term, NP/NS, Rent start/$1435. To view call 604-986-0511
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
ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! From the City to the Valley Call Today
1997 GRAND Voyager LE, 7 seats, purple, auto, great cond. 298K, $1500 obo, 604-922-7367.
2007 NISSAN Sentra 2.0, reg and snow tires, dealer serv, 53000mi $8995 604 616 7256
cont. on next page
2003 VW Jetta 1.8L turbo, 4 dr, auto, well maintained, exc shape, gray, $6800. 604-980-7872
Hideway Peace/ Quiet, 1 bd 1 bth, Studying @ Capilano College? Bright, Spotless Bus Shops $795 Diana Royal LePage Northshore 604-657-4508
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200
3 BR, main flr. 2 baths, Plymouth Dr. new kitchen, share wd, deck, fp, back yard w/fruit trees, close to shops & schools, $1750, ns, np, now, 604-563-1778 or 365-5898
GREAT OPPORTUNITY! Large 2 bedroom basement suite. Each room has its own washroom, own washer and dryer, exclusive use of the back yard. 3 min. to Grouse Mountain. $1450 Call 604-839-5169
2008 GRAND Caravan, red, stow & go, 43K, auto, 7 seats, $15,800, 604-922-7367..778-867-7367
Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!
2002 MAZDA Prote´ge´, 154K, 4dr, auto, A/C, AM/FM/CD. Only $3,900. 604-351-8448
Large, immaculate, 3 level home. 3 baths and shows as new. $2995. N/S, N/Pets. Lease & excellent references a must. (note: there is a small 2 BR suite on ground floor) Al Dodimead, ACD Realty 604 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com
Scrap Car Removal
3 BR, Exec home, 2 Ba. 5 appl, 1800sf. 2 decks. parkg & storage, n/s, n/p. $2100. 604-644-2514
1 BR bsmt ste, Lynn Valley, priv entry, 4 appls, f/p, $850 + cable, Mar 1. 604-220-2255 after 6pm
2034 MOUNTIAN HWY
1 BR, large garden level, $925. 2 BR, top $1050, share wd, ns, np gas fp, incl hydro/cable, L. Valley, Mar 15 or Apr. 1. 604-986-6784
1 BDRM Clean 2nd FLR suite/ Own Entry/Nr Superstore/NP/NS/ suits 1 adult/$850 778-887-0540 DEEP COVE seaside cottage 2 br f/p, new hardwood, large sundeck garage, ns $2375 604-929-5191
2006 HONDA Civic 2 dr coupe, 5 spd, ac, pw, pl, exc cond 114K, serviced. $8900 604-760-3667
• 6-year / 120,000km transferable Powertrain warranty coverage, with options to upgrade to comprehensive extended warranty.
• 7 days / 1000km exchange privilege • 100 point inspection • Carproof Vehicle History Report (carproof.com)
Rates From As Low As
Ask us for details Offer may change without notice.
816 AUTOMALL DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER Toll free: 1-888-602-9258 604-984-0331 www.paciﬁchonda.ca
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AUTOMOTIVE HOME SERVICES cont. from previous page
Sports & Imports
The North Shore’s Best 2005 Chevrolet 3500 Crew Cab 4x4 Duramax Diesel, box liner, tonneau cover, side steps, new tires, only 79,500km, one owner, immaculate. $32,850
D SOL D SOL D L O S
2005 Acura 3.5RL Luxury Sedan, auto, local, only 29k, spotless. $24,850 2006 Jaguary XJ8 4dr, luxury sedan, auto, local, sunroof, only 26k, virtually as new. $28,850 2004 Mercedes Benz E500 4 Matic Station Wagon Wagon,, auto/ Tiptronic, AWD, pwr tailgate, sunroof, leather heated seats, local, only 77k & spotlessly kept. $25,850
2004 Audi TT Quattro Coupe local, 6spd manual, Recaro type sport seats, a/c, pwr group, All Wheel Drive, heated seats, only 27K from new, spotless. $19,850 2004 Mercedes Benz E320 4Dr Luxury Sedan (newer shape), auto, local, only 80k, spotlessly kept. $18,850 2004 Volvo XC70 Cross Country All Wheel Drive Station Wagon, auto, local, sunroof, leather heated seats, only 59k, spotless. $18,850
D SOL D SOL
2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible auto, local, only 89K from new, very well maintained and exceptionally kept. $15,850
Marshall 604-312-4937 A JOURNEYMAN Carpenter. 30 yrs exp. Small renos. mouldings. Refs. (WCB) Dale 604-984-6997 FRIENDLY, Professional, Crown mouldings, baseboard, casings rough framing. 778-233-0559
CHIMNEY REPAIRS GOV CERT MASON Stonework
• Residential/Commercial • Post Renovation Clean-up • References, Insurance, WCB
D SOL D SOL
2002 Inﬁ niti QX4 Luxury Inﬁniti SUV, auto, local, leather pwr heated seats, sunroof, 3.5L V6 engine, All Wheel Drive, very well kept. $13,850 2002 Jaguar “X Type” 2.5 All Wheel Drive 4dr Sedan, auto, local, leather, sunroof, heated seats, only 49K, spotlessly kept. $12,850 2002 BMW 320i Sports Sedan, auto, local, sunroof, only 87k, spotless. $11,850 1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 AWD SUV auto, local, sunroof, only 168k, extremely well kept. $9,850
Serving the North Shore for over 30 years!
• Trades Welcome • Leasing & Finance Available • Select Import Purchases • Open Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm
843 West 1st St. N. Van
Accelerate your car buying
A PLUS TAPING & DRYWALL High quality, reasonable rates. Free estimates. 604-715-0400
$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com CONFIDENT CLEANING CO. Office, strata & house cleaning specialists. Excellent refs. Call Sara/Jeff 604-839-9633 GEMINI CLEANING for 1 time & regular cleaning service. Insured. Free est. Refs. 604-988-4634 QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522 TOP NOTCH HOUSECLEANING Since 1972. Our customers & staff stay with us for years. For a free, inhome consultation call 604-329-5562
Onsite Computer Repair FREE ESTIMATES Visa & M/card Call Chris 604-998-2273 PC COMPUTER EXPERT 30 Yrs Exp • Reasonable $$ Call John 604-839-2941
ACME DRYWALL. Board, tape, mud. N. Shore 20 yr, avail immed Spraytext removal a specialty. Kent 604-984-7171, 753-1116 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476
EXP’D CEMENT Finisher. I can form, place & finish any concrete job. Peter 604-988-8856 anytime
LONSDALE DRAINAGE & SEWER
15% OFF • Drain Tiles • Wet Basements • Sump & Sewer
604-973-0290 BASEMENT FLOODED? Call us to pump it out. Drainage repairs. 24/7 service 778-709-8265 DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000
Gutters A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE
• Gutter cleaning/repairs • Window cleaning • Power washing • WCB insured • Free estimates
*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208
# 1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774. A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332
LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687 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
Installed • Cleaned • Repaired
604-876-4604 ★ Sales & installation of 5’’ continuous gutter ★ Minor repairs ★ Cleaning
ADANAC GUTTERS- Installation of continuous gutters, cleaning & repairs. Call ....604-676-1085
Floors, Mouldings, Stairs, Renovations, Tiles, Drywall, Fences, Decks, Railings & Concrete Forms ★ Small jobs ok ★ Excellent references avail chulavistalandscaping.ca Francisco 604-710-9837
COVE RENOVATIONS ❍ flooring ❍ tile ❍ finishing ❍ painting
General Restoration Services
Professional quality workmanship Fences, decks, arbors, stairs... www.friendlycarpenter.com GOOD NEIGHBOUR Fencing & Decking Cedar, Chain link, Repairs Reasonable rates. 604-987-4522
NORTH SHORE FENCES Quality work by professionals Repairs and construction Call 604-230-3559
SERVICE MAGIC Affordable. Serving North Shore since 1978. Mike 604-783-9558
PRO GAS - North Shore Gas fireplaces. Repair & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca
To advertise call
Lawn & Garden
AVAIL FOR SMALL JOBS. Tiles-Painting-Renos. Only North Shore area. Doug 604-351-1313
1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From
HANDYMAN SERVICES: European trained carpenter. Call Chase, 778-828-0285
ABSOLUTE PROFICIENCY DD Haul & Delivery. Loads from $30 each. David 604-512-7471 CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101
GAS FITTER FOR BOILER & FURNACE WORK. 778-773-5705
Plywood Kitchen Cabinets & Refacing, Counter Tops • In business 50 years 604-879-9191
Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets
#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby GOLDCON CONSTRUCTION, Kitchen & bath remodel. 20 yrs exp. N. Shore Co. 778-558-5051
1 to 3 Men
We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac
DESIGN INSTALL MAINTAIN Book Your 2011 Lawn & Garden Maintenance Project Now!
A.All Area Gardening Service • Specialty in Moss Control • Aeration • Liming and Lawn Maint. • Pruning • Topping • General Cleaning
Book Your 2011 Landscape Renovation Project Now!
Part of RJR group
604-202-6118 A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds Renos Carpentry cabinet, drs, lam-
inate, tiles, drywall, paint. 761-7745
2 EXP / reliable guys ready to help with your handyman / renovation needs. 778-840-4137 **$55 POWERWASHING, windows, gutters, roof leaks.Best rates. Free est. Doug 604-985-4604 ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677 AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT Renovations, carpentry, painting & home repairs. Ikea kitchen installs. Michael 604.619.1126
ALL HOME REPAIRS semiretired master carpenter. Kitchen, stairs, sundecks, etc. All work guar. Karl 604-985-5144
CONCRETE CONCRETE DESIGN DESIGN HARDSCAPES HARDSCAPES SOFTSCAPES SOFTSCAPES WOODWORK WOODWORK MASONRY MASONRY WCB INSURED WCB Insured FREE ESTIMATES Free Estimates
COASTAL STONE MASONRY Retaining walls. Flagstone paths & patios, stairs. 778-887-0020 www.coastal-stonescapes.com
FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount
MONTY J’S MOVING
A.A. BEST PRO GARDEN SERVICES LTD.
Trim, Top, Prune. All types of lawn & garden applications. General Clean-Up. Call Sukh: Free Est.
• Pruning, weeding etc. • Design & advice • Organic gardening • Professional & experienced • Reasonable rates, No HST
A. A. Allwest Garden Service Lawn maint, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-726-9213 or 604-984-1988
DESIGN INSTALL MAINTAIN
Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance
Ask us about our
greatcanadianlawns.com 604.924.LAWN (5296)
604-984-4433 Contact Cari
604 549 549 0084 604
RJR Small Projects Division
Moving & Storage
GREENWEST LANDSCAPE GROUP
Complete Home Maint./Repairs Certiﬁed Trained Pros. For that small job. Rates you can afford.
ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)986-4026/805-8463
Cert. horticulturists 604-518-5661 Scott H. Design & Maintenance KatsuraLandscaping.ca GREEN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Hedge trimming, tree pruning, yard maintenance, removal, Mike 983-3586 JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126
604.682.1122 1 OR 2 Men with truck for moving, rubbish removal, deliveries, etc. Please call 604-925-3186 ON TIME, careful, free estimates & firm price. John 778-233-7329 or www.pointmoving.com TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 • firstname.lastname@example.org • TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK
Oil Tank Removal
OIL TANK REMOVAL
Oil Tank Detection Oil Tank Removal Soil Remediation FREE ESTIMATES BEST PRICE GUARANTEED
one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865
# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT
604.649.1213 CEL 604.984.2313 Res/comm, Excavating, Bobcat, Trucking, Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Drainage, Landscaping. Hrly/Contract. Free Estimates.
PRO GAS - North Shore Furnaces, boilers, gas fitting. Service & installation. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca
NORTH SHORE GUTTERS
FRIENDLY FENCE 778-386-3201.
ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321
Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604 727-2306
DUST-FREE REFINISHING M & L Floors www.mlfloors.ca 778-988-4231
Perfect Fitz Renos
• Carpentry • Handyman Repairs • Renos • Paint • Decks • Minor Plumbing/Electrical
Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224
Wed to Sat 9am - 5pm
1998 BMW Z3 Convertible, 5spd manual, 6cyl, local, previously sold by us, only 81k from new, truly exceptional. $13,850
NORTH SHORE Appliance Services At your place! Call 604-307-2010
2004 Mercedes Benz C240 4dr Sedan, auto/tiptronic, local, sunroof, alloy wheels, only 63k, immaculate $14,850
2004 Mercedes Benz C240 4Dr Sedan, auto/Tiptronic, local, only $13,850 56k, spotless.
● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates • Stone Retaining Walls • Dry-Stack Retaining Walls • Flagstone Patios • Fireplaces • Stairs • Repairs
778-887-0020 www.coastal-stonescapes.com MASTER STONEMASON, Local, Experienced, fireplaces, facing, walls, stairs. Ivan 604-649-2271 P&G MASONRY. Retaining walls, stone facing, landscape designs 20+ yr exp 604-345-3300 T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117
TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234
Need a Plumber?
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.
SEASONAL EXTERIOR HOME MAINTENANCE
Inspection, cleaning & repair: - Roofs, gutters, windows, decks, patios, and more 6 0 4 2 9 4 6 7 0 0 www.pomeroyconstruction.com
Moving & Storage
20% OFF All Moving
Services until Feb 28th 604-377-2503 www.popeyesmovingbc.com
Find one in the Home Services section
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HOME SERVICES 8240
Oil Tank Removal
Award-Winning Renovations ■ Rendering to Reality ■ ccirenos.com
ATTENTION WEST VAN HOME OWNERS Did you receive your letter yet?
- Enclosed with the letter you are told you have to pay a levy for having an oil tank on your property. Did you know the data on ﬁle was compiled by summer students in 1989 - 1991!!! - Why should you have to pay a levy charge for something you never put in the ground or used. - A North Shore News article dated January 12, 2011 shows West Vancouver District’s attempt at cleaning up these messes.
778-709-8265 (TANK) • 604-227-1318
We Care Tel: 604.278.3838 Fax: 604.278.3086 Email: ernie@ultimateﬂoorings.com
#145 - 4631 Shell Road Richmond, B.C. V6X 3M4
HARDWOOD • LAMINATE • VINYL • CARPET • CORK
PLUMBING & DRAINAGE
All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work
30 yrs exp. email@example.com
Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000
EDGEMONT & DELBROOK Plumbing, Gas fitting, Drainage 604-721-6075 or 604-987-4445
JB’s PAINTING • 99/room – Int/Exterior $
•Professional, Reliable • Licensed & Insured • North Shore co. est. 2001
• Prof & Reliable • 30 Yrs. Exp. W.C.B. NORTH SHORE
778-833-4771 RICKY DEWAN PAINTING Interior - Exterior - Strata • Pressure Washing • Small Repairs
604-299-5831 – Cell 604-833-7529 A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451 A WINTER SPECIAL 30% OFF Owner/operator. Quality & comp rates. Int/ext. Rick 604-928-7284 Complete HOME Renovations Commercial & Residential Greg • 604-818-0165 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 Interior painting, wallpaper Quality service, with a smile! Call Arlene...604-910-3270 LIVE/WORK on the North Shore Less travel = Customer Saving $$ Paint int/ext. Refs 778-323-0995
ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
#1 BARGAIN rate on plumbing & drainage. No job too small.Ken 604-987-2890 cell 604-328-7439
HOT WATER TANKS & PLUMBING Max 604-506-6544 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956
★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com LARTER PLUMBING Heating & Gas. Richard Larter 604-984-7814 Lic Plumber & Gas Fitter avail plumbing, heating, gas fitting res/ com repair Daryl 778-995-4045
from concept to occupancy
Winner of Gold & Silver Georgie Awards
– Renovator Member of the Year
Winner of the National SAM Award
PLUMBING BY BILL Installation, repairs Honest & reliable 604-980-0993 SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $65/HR. Same
day service. 604-987-7473 Samy
econo pool andspa.com Call Vince 604-760-7229
CLEARVIEW MAINTENANCE SERVICE 20 15 yrs of Service on the North Shore! • Gutters Cleaned • Power Washing Roof Restoration • Small Roof Repairs • Skylights Window Cleaning • Awnings Awnings Cleaned Cleaned Free Estimates Quality Service Quality&Service
Doug Robinson 604-985-4604 604-773-4549 Winter Cleanups Driveways, walkways, etc. Get rid of that moss & mess around your home or work.
Renovations & Home Improvement
HITECH ALUMINUM RAILING & FENCING
Aluminum Modular Railing Perfect for Sundecks & Stairs Do it yourself or we can install 5 Colors and 4 Designs
6 0 4 2 9 4 6 7 0 0 www.pomeroyconstruction.com
Int./Ext. Renovations Home Repair & Maintenance
Save Your Dollars!
✓ RenoRite 604-781-7695
Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More STRAIGHT EDGE VENTURES LTD. We Repair Leaky Homes & Condos • Int/Ext Water damage repair • Sundeck repair/replacement • 35yrs Exp. / North Shore Co.
When your house is great except… ❏ The kitchen’s too
small ❏ You need another bedroom ❏ The carport could be a two-car garage ❏ One bathroom just isn’t enough anymore
We Fix The “EXCEPTS…” Since 1978
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RENOVATIONS + REPAIRS Basement Suites Bathrooms • Sundecks Fencing • Carpentry 35+ Years Experience Licensed, Insured, References
R.C.K. CONSTRUCTION 604-970-8110 FORTIF CONSTRUCTION INC Custom Renovations North Shore Company BBB, Reno Mark.ca. GVHBA.org Stefan@604-202-1264 free estimates www.fortif.ca
- Home Inspection - Repair Estimates - Full-scale Remediation
– Best Renovated Kitchen in Canada
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10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005
Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Drainage $68/HR 604-987-7473 Norvan Plumbing Heating&Gas Service -renos - construction. Lic. Bonded Ins. Matt 604-516-9344
Window and Door Specialists • Sales and Installations Owned and Operated on the North Shore
www.northshorewindows.com • firstname.lastname@example.org MANUFACTURER REBATES ON NOW!
If you do indeed have a tank save yourself ﬁnancially – call us to pump it.
SPECIAL WASTE SERVICES
WINDOWS & DOORS
Renovations & Home Improvement
CONSTRUCTION North Shore Co. 20 Yrs Exp ■ Bath & Kitchen Remodel ■ Carpentry, Flooring, Tiling ■ Paint Interior & Exterior Licensed - Insured - WCB
John Pratt: 604-763-6423
KEEN PROJECTS LTD Doors to Floors, Baseboards to Crown Mouldings Book ahead for Spring Licensed, Insured, Refs
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