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LOCAL ferry commuters are hoping the provincial government will ﬁnd a way to keep ferry fares affordable after B.C. Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom said Thursday he thinks proposed increases are too high. “It’s a positive sign he thinks the fares are getting too high,” said Alison Morse, a Bowen Island municipal councillor and representative of ferry users there. But she said the key question is whether the province will increase its ferry subsidy to bring fares down — without cutting service. Ferry travellers could see annual fare hikes ranging from four per cent on major routes — like the ones between West Vancouver and Nanaimo and the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale — and more than eight per cent on minor routes such as the sailing to Bowen Island. Those increases would work out to total increases of almost 18 per cent and more than 37 per cent over the next four years, after they are compounded. Ferry commissioner Martin Crilly released the numbers Thursday in a preliminary decision that sets the maximum ferry fare increases over the next four years. See NDP page 5
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NV police volunteers protest closures
VOLUNTEERS with the North Vancouver RCMP’s community policing program say a recent decision to close two of their ofﬁces will compromise public safety. In a letter sent to the North Shore News by about 30 members of the organization, the group claimed that the closure of the community policing centre at Edgemont Village in January and the more recent shuttering of the ofﬁce in Lynn Valley last month have hamstrung many of their programs, which aim to reduce crime, curb
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speeding, improve child safety and address other issues. The district has consolidated the two neighbourhood outlets into a single space at district hall on West Queens Road. That simply isn’t good enough, according to the group. “A lot of the people are very upset,” said George Wilkinson, a community policing volunteer who heads a committee formed by the organization to protest the change. “They were asked to return the keys to the policing centres, and that’s where it stands. . . . “How do you do your duties from a cubicle?”
The centres performed a variety of valuable functions, said Wilkinson. Last year, volunteers in the City and District of North Vancouver entered 10,000 children in their Child ID Program database, plastered 40,000 vehicles with notices aimed at curbing smash and grabs, urged more than 100,000 motorists to reduce their speed through the group’s Speed Watch program, helped clean up 600 incidents of grafﬁti and performed other functions, he said. The volunteers co-ordinated their efforts at those ofﬁces and used them to store equipment, said Wilkinson. Meanwhile, the centres also served as a contact point between law enforcement and the community at large, he added. People who
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Drag monster created by accident Underdog NV team wins Winternationals Ashley MacDonald
ROB Harrison and his team of mad mechanics in North Vancouver have created a monster — a blindingly fast monster that breaks drag racing speed records. His name is Igor, and he’s the crazy invention of Harrison and his team at Harrison Lougheed Racing, the ﬁrst Canadian team to win the National Hot Rod Association’s Winternationals drag racing competition in the competition eliminator category. It’s the Daytona 500 of drag racing and its winners are presented with a trophy called a Wally. Igor was born out of several terrifying and incredibly loud explosions. Harrison and his team, made up of his racing partner Al Lougheed and a crew of dedicated mechanics, were convinced they could ﬁgure out how to make an inline eight-cylinder engine NEWS photos Mike Wakeﬁeld that generated huge power. Most driving novices are ROB Harrison, his car Igor and his wife (left) and crew are the ﬁrst Canadian team to win a “Wally” at the National Hot Road Association’s familiar with the terms V-6 Winternationals. The Winternationals, held in February at Pomona, Calif., is the ﬁrst event of the drag-racing season. and V-8 — engines that have an equal number of cylinders on each side. For drag racers, it’s believed that “I always imagined winning, because it was our time. I felt good about it and having all cylinders inline with each other has speed advantages, but the problem I knew we had a good chance.” is nobody could ﬁgure out how to generate enough power to be competitive — at When Igor isn’t spinning his wheels, he is tucked neatly into an oversized least not until Harrison and his crew. custom-made trailer he calls home that’s hitched to the back of a pickup truck. Early on, Harrison and his team put one of these engines and let it run on a Igor is in Nevada this weekend for the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals. “dyno” or dynamometer — it measures engine power — which caused the engine Igor’s engine allows him to go from zero to 60 m.p.h. in less than one second. to explode and split in half. No one knew what to do with an engine in two pieces, At top speed, he is reaching 350 miles an hour. An engine that initially split in half until someone suggested bolting it back together. is now breaking drag racing speed records. Those bolts were a simple solution that changed everything as Igor revved to Harrison has always been interested in taking things apart, ﬁguring out how life. they work and then putting them back together. It makes sense as he was born The cluttered reception area at Harrison Performance Racing is papered with into a family of doctors. The only difference is he is more comfortable with a accomplishments and the distinctly sweet smell of high-performance gasoline and ratchet than he is with a scalpel. cigar smoke (he doesn’t inhale) hangs in the air. Harrison admits winning wasn’t in his mind, and even after winning it took It’s only now his team is realizing what winning the Wally means. him a while to let the accomplishment sink in. “We race against millionaires, that’s important to understand,” said Harrison, “Three and a half weeks later I was walking down the hall in my house and I given that Igor is all hand-constructed from scratch, unlike most of the other stopped, I turned around and looked back in the hall and I walked into the living engines that compete in his class of racing. room and said to my wife, ‘We won the Winternationals!’” “Winning Winternationals had a blanket of impossibility over it,” said Harrison isn’t a demon for speed, which makes sense because his races last less DECALS on Harrison’s car show all the races Harrison. than 10 seconds. that he has entered. But Lougheed felt differently. “I can tell you this – if you feel the speed then you are too late.”
A tachometer, used to measure Igor’s engine r.p.m., is more important to the driver than a speedometer.
ROB Harrison in the roll cage that protects Igor’s driver in the event of a crash.
IGOR does not look especially fast close up, but on the track, he’s a blurry beast.
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Tidings Update New Day, More Often
April 3, 2011
Council Expands Secondary Suites Program Legalizing secondary suites is a key recommendation of the Community Dialogue on Housing and Neighbourhood Character. Council has supported the secondary suite program to meet the community’s interest in greater housing options and to assist homeowners with the requirements necessary to register existing suites. On March 21, Council voted to expand the secondary suite program to allow for secondary suites in non-owner occupied homes. This change to the program was made to recognize the unique characteristics of West Vancouver’s housing supply. Many of the existing secondary suites in non-owner occupied homes have existed in West Vancouver for decades. Important Date – May 31, 2011 Since the beginning of the secondary suites program, the District has developed incentives to encourage owners to register the suites with the District. The goal of the District’s
registration program is to ensure the health and safety of both the resident of the suite and the principal dwelling by verifying that certain minimum life safety standards are achieved. Incentives that have been offered thus far included a reduced application fee for those who applied to register their suite by September 30, 2010. An additional incentive for early registration is the application of alternative life safety standards to existing suites. To qualify for this incentive, secondary suites must have an application filed with the District before May 31, 2011. For those who apply to register their suite after that date, the suite will need to comply with the full BC Building Code, which could result in significant expense. Non-registered secondary suites will be in in violation of the zoning bylaw, which may result in warnings, fines or other enforcement measures. For more information visit westvancouver.ca/secondarysuite
Celebrate Our Volunteers April 10 to 16 Every year, at this time, we recognize the thousands of volunteers in West Vancouver, and with good reason. So much of what happens in our community would not be possible without them. They serve on committees, help out at the museum, library, and Ferry Building Gallery. They play a significant role at the Seniors’ Centre, the Community Centres, and special events like Community Day and Harmony Arts Festival. They serve on committees and working groups, Emergency Social Services, and North Shore Search and Rescue, and many other not-forprofit organizations. No matter what their role, they all have one thing in common – they care about and contribute to our community.
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Family Carnival April 14 to 17 The West Vancouver Police Department and Park Royal invite you to a family carnival in support of youth from April 14 to 17. Ride your favourite midway rides at Park Royal South in the parking lot behind Extra Foods. Purchase all-day ride wristbands at Park Royal Guest Services for $20. Available for sale until April 13. Fair is open: Thursday, April 14, 3 - 10 p.m. Friday, April 15, 3 - 10 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Partial proceeds go to youth programs in West Vancouver. Visit www.shopparkroyal.com for details.
Inspired by music, Sylvia Tait has used vivid colour and form in her abstract paintings. The recipient of many awards, Tait has exhibited extensively both internationally and in Canada. Please join Sylvia Tait at the opening reception, April 12, 7 – 9 p.m. Show runs April 13 to May 21. Photo by Peter Owens, volunteer photographer
Transit Riders Give Blue Bus Top Ratings In TransLink’s most recent customer service survey, conducted to report on performance of buses, SkyTrain, and Seabus, West Vancouver’s Blue Bus rated first in nine and second in one of 11 quality measures.
Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, ridership went up and stayed up. Since the end of the Games, ridership numbers continue to be 12 per cent higher than the same period prior to the Games.
In addition to giving Blue Bus the highest overall service rating, West Vancouver transit riders gave particularly high ratings for courteous, professional operators, and for safe, crime-free buses and bus stops.
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These high scores come at the same time that Blue Bus was providing increased service with no additional funding. As a result of the high use of public transit during the 2010
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To all our volunteers, we thank you From front line volunteers to working group members, together, we have a wonderful place to live, and this is largely due to your committment and passion. We salute you and thank you!
Tidings will be undergoing a makeover soon. We are committed to providing you with timely, relevant information about West Vancouver, and that means that Tidings will be moving to the Wednesday edition of the North Shore News effective May 4. In addition, we’ll be publishing Tidings every two weeks rather than once a month.
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NDP calls for fare freeze
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The province has until June 30 to respond. Although the fare hikes set by Crilly were lower than those requested by B.C. Ferries, Lekstrom said Thursday, “It is still too high in my mind and we have to take a good look at this.” Lekstrom said people who rely on the ferries “can’t sustain these kinds of increases” and vowed to review the issue. But he stopped short of promising an increase to the annual ferry subsidy — currently $125 million annually — saying it was too early to decide that. Morse said even though the fare hikes are lower than those proposed by the ferry corporation, they still come on top of a series of increases that have driven fares sky high since the ferry system was privatized eight years ago. Back then, it was promised that any fare hikes would be “modest and predictable,” she said. “I guess they’ve been predictable. I don’t think anyone could consider them modest.”
Since 2003, round trip fares for an adult and vehicle leaving Horseshoe Bay have jumped to more than $58 from $37 for a trip to Langdale, and to more than $39 from $25 on the Bowen Island route. The latest fare hikes went into effect on Friday. The increases are already having a signiﬁcant impact on communities like Bowen Island and the Sunshine Coast, where many people regularly commute by ferry through Horseshoe Bay to work, said Morse. According to a recent study on Bowen, about 45 per cent of the people who work commute into Vancouver, she said. NDP ferries critic Gary Coons also weighed in on the proposed fare hikes Friday, calling them “outrageous.” “I agree with the minister. These proposed increases are too high,” he said. “The public can’t sustain them.” Coons called for a freeze on further fare hikes and a full review of ferry privatization. “B.C. Ferries is part of our public transportation network and needs to be funded as such,” he said.
RCMP say district will save $300,000
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didn’t want to go all the way to the RCMP detachment, or who felt uncomfortable at police stations, could report suspicious activity and get information there, said Wilkinson. A number of volunteers have already left the organization in response to the move, he said. But the North Vancouver RCMP defended the change as necessary in light of budget constraints, and potentially even beneﬁcial. The closure of the Edgemont and Lynn Valley ofﬁces will save the District of North Vancouver about $300,000 a year, said Cpl. Peter DeVries, a spokesman for the detachment. And all the major functions performed by the volunteers will be possible from the central base — which, he added, is not a cubicle. “We don’t really need four walls and a roof to deliver these
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services,” he said. “We may even be enhancing service delivery by the way we’re rolling it out.” The change was not made without consultation, said DeVries. Starting last summer, the force launched a review of community policing, hiring an outside consultant to examine every facet of the program and interview stakeholders, including many of the volunteers themselves, as to what was working, what wasn’t, and where improvements could be made. “We’ve really made a Herculean effort to consult,” he said. The Edgemont ofﬁce received an average of just seven walk-ins a day, and the Lynn Valley ofﬁce 15, a number that simply didn’t justify the cost, said DeVries. The role they played in providing a contact point will be ﬁlled to some degree by new foot patrols, similar to those begun recently in Lower Lonsdale, he added, which will be rolled out in those and other neighbourhoods this summer.
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Whistler owes Saxtons $1.3M
THE family of North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton has won a court battle forcing the Resort Municipality of Whistler to pay them $1.3 million for a property it expropriated from the family 34 years ago.
The lengthy lawsuit involved a valuation of 108 acres of lakefront property next to Whistler’s Alta Lake, expropriated by the municipality from Rainbow Country Estates — a company owned by the Saxton family — in 1987. The property is now the site of Rainbow Park, a public park including 1,000 feet of sandy beach. The Saxtons were originally handed the award by a B.C. Supreme Court justice in March of last year. Whistler planned to appeal the decision, but didn’t ﬁle the required paperwork by a court deadline, despite repeated requests. On March 31, the B.C. Court of Appeal granted the family’s request to dismiss the appeal, noting the family matriarch Joan Saxton was in frail health. The $1.3 million represents the value of the property in 1987.
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RIME Minister Stephen Harper announced this week that if his party forms a majority government following May’s federal election, he will quickly take steps to undermine democracy. Harper made his plan clear in comments to a news conference in New Brunswick Friday when he committed to end per-vote subsidies to political parties. What the Prime Minister means is that he would like to repeal some of the world’s most progressive electionﬁnancing legislation and replace it, presumably, with a system more akin to that in the United States, which ensures wealthy individuals and organizations have a disproportionate inﬂuence on lawmakers. Currently, Canada’s regulations impose strict caps on the amount
you said it “By 2031, we’re almost doubling the kind of folks that we house.” West Vancouver Kiwanis Society president Bob Heaslip says the growing seniors population means they need to build more subsidized housing as he unveiled plans for a an expansion of the Kiwanis site in the 900-block of 21st Street (from a March 30 news story). ••• “It means voters in Ontario, Alberta and B.C. will have less effect (on the election result) than the voters in the rest of the country.” Duff Conacher, co-ordinator for Democracy Watch, said the vast differences in population between ridings in different parts of the country is unfair to voters (from an April 1 news story). ••• “In any one school, even an elementary school, these are multi-million dollar projects.” Ian Abercrombie, director of facilities and planning for the North Vancouver school districts, comments on the expense required to reinforce schools to withstand an earthquake (from a March 27 news story).
of money candidates can spend on election campaigns, and restricts donations from members of the public to modest sums, and ban donations of any kind from corporations and trade unions. The bulk of any given candidate’s campaign money comes from the public purse, in the form of a $2 subsidy for every vote their party garnered in the previous election times the number of years that have passed since. The effect is that it is more in the interests of a candidate to curry favour from voters than to do so from big business or labour. That will change if Harper is given an opportunity to put his plan into action. It is an idea with huge beneﬁts for private interests and the parties that favour them, and absolutely nothing for ordinary Canadians.
Hawaiian trip no doggone fun
Dear Editor: Like many families, the Schandors ﬂew south for spring break, secure in the knowledge that their beloved dog was being well cared for. But while they were in Hawaii, they received the call that Hurley was missing. Trapped in paradise, Tracie Schandor reactivated her Facebook proﬁle and crafted and urgent message for family and friends. Unable to get home for two more days, they were forced to watch helplessly as the search for Hurley commenced. The ground search for Hurley began on March 24; ﬂiers were made and distributed, and a community was called to action. By the time the Schandors returned to North Vancouver, their network of friends had been hard at work: every trailhead had a poster of Hurley, a reward had been raised and the word was spreading fast. It is now Friday, and Hurley is still not home. As the kids are back in school, and parents are back at work, it is harder to mobilize people to hit the trails during the day. Hurley is an 18-month-old Bernese mountain dog. He weighed 125 pounds when he went missing and is probably a little less by now. He has a big bark, but a friendly nature, and is a little people-shy. The best bet, if you see him, is to sit on the ground,
a treat nearby, with your back to him and let him come to you. If you see him, please contact Tracie at 778-994-6963 or Daryl at 604-868-9116 right away. Make note of the time of day, and exact location he was spotted. If you have a compass or GPS app on your phone, please use that so we can get a sense for his movement. If you hear a dog barking in the hills, or see large paw prints, please also let us know. He may even have come down off of the mountains. The Facebook page, Bring Hurley Home, has been set up as a place to share information about where we are searching and where possible sightings have been. There is a reward available, when Hurley is brought home to his family. Jennifer Bebb, Cloverdale
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Stuttering story reads like advertising Dear Editor: Thankfully, periods of non-ﬂuency are rare for me now, but I was left speechless by your March 27 story, Finding Their Voices. I’m sorry, but it read like an infomercial for Wendy Duke’s practice; the pitch for her Columbia Speech Service was about as subtle as guy in
checkerboard slacks, white shoes and a pink tie. What that did was dissipate the great intentions behind the piece. I cringe, but can tolerate when your paper puts a sales pitch in every auto review; but this, I couldn’t stay shut up about. Rick Lawrie North Vancouver
Radiation dangers downplayed
Dear Editor: I am disgusted with the mass media for the “comforting” of North Americans regarding the nuclear catastrophe in Japan (Viewpoint, Sour Pill, March 20). The radiation poses no risk to us? How do we know this? The type, amount and concentration of the most toxic materials known to man are being released into the atmosphere and the arrogant humans think they know what is safe. The downplay or outright dismissal of the risks are easy to understand. The nuclear industry is just getting started after previous PR setbacks and any bad press will not be tolerated. I thought the North Shore News editors might have had a more humanist approach in their Viewpoint. Instead, more patronizing rubbish. Robert Partridge North Vancouver
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Welcome to the no-phone zone
THE New York Times has declared that nobody telephones anybody any more.
Kate Zimmerman until we’re good and ready. The miracle of call display means “unavailable name and number” always meets “unavailable response” chez moi. As somebody who works at home, I’m a sitting duck for every service provider and charity with a gimmick or a cause to sell. Once I read who’s on the other end of the line, I’ll answer the calls of people I know — if it’s convenient. Otherwise, I’ll get back to them when I’m not tied up on Facebook. The arrogance of it! Yet I am unrepentant. And, obviously, so is everybody else. I’m not the only one who chooses to respond to a work-related message on my telephone with a conversationavoiding email; according to Paul, that’s the norm. Like me, everybody is reserving their emotional energy and true personality for some later time of their own choosing, or, perhaps, never. How strange this is. What brought it on? My cousin,
long-distance call. It was wonderful hearing her husky voice, remembering how talented she has always been, and realizing that she still has her magniﬁcent joie de vivre. I think it made us both want to see each other again much more than emails would, no matter how generously we larded them with exclamation points and emoticons. Ordinarily, however, my gregarious husband — who gives great phone call — describes me as a “bridge troll” because of my predilection for hiding out from society. With telephoning friends now ofﬁcially out of style continent-wide, it sounds to me like my disease has caught on. It’s probably time for mass bridge-troll rehab, a place where we, the standofﬁsh, will only gain our release the day we voluntarily memorize a telephone number, then place that ﬁrst, traumatic call “just to say ‘Hi.’” Join us, won’t you? That’s one ringy dingy, two ringy dingy. . . . email@example.com
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an actor, in her tribute to my mother at her memorial, chose to do a stellar imitation of her on the phone — Mum’s infectious enthusiasm and the heartfelt way she would respond to interesting news with “Rea-lly?! How terriﬁc!” It was an uncanny representation of a treasured aspect of my mother’s personality. It reminded me that as a little kid, I would imitate her on my toy phone, throwing every iota of my being into that imaginary dialogue. I craved whatever fun Mum seemed to be having. Maybe I got out of the habit of calling people because I couldn’t meet that standard of excellence. A good telephone call is a bit of a performance, an attempt at hospitality made from a distance. It’s no place to be aloof or prickly. Rather, it calls for good cheer, an empathetic spirit, and, of course, active listening. To my mind, anyway, you shouldn’t phone a friend to blather on about the minor problems in your day. You’re there to engage with and buoy your invisible companion, just as he or she ought to lift your spirits. That requires both of you to make an effort. Andy Warhol once called the telephone “the most intimate and exclusive of all media.” If so, why have we given up that closeness in favour of curt texts and charmless emails? I recently reconnected with an old friend, a singer, in an extended
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A 10-year-old North Vancouver girl is hoping her voice is the key to raising awareness about the threat of oil spills on the North Coast of B.C. Ta’Kaiya Blaney recorded a song she wrote last year with the help of her music teacher, which describes the coastal waters of British Columbia and her vision of what they might look like after a spill. The song, titled “Shallow Waters,” is in response to a proposal by Enbridge, an oil and gas company, to build a twin-pipeline to carry crude oil from the oil sands of Alberta to Kitimat on the coast of British Columbia, where supertankers will carry it to Asian markets. Condensate, a dilutant used in oil sands production, would be carried to Alberta. With the backing of Greenpeace, Ta’Kaiya released the song with a music video and plea to MPs and businesses that she doesn’t want to see TV images of an oil spill in B.C. like she saw after last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill. “It’s sad, because there’s a lot of people and animals there, and there’s people who are getting sick because of fumes and animals that were dying because of it,” said Ta’Kaiya, with her mother, Anne Blaney, by her side. “It’s called a risk, so there’s a good side and a bad side, but the bad side is bigger.” One of those animals is the sea otter — her favourite animal, she said — and it’s that concern
that inspired her to write the song. Ta’Kaiya is a member of the Sliammon First Nation, and the video mixes scenes of nature with her in traditional dress with shots around Vancouver and of pollution from various oil spills. The family hired a videographer to do the video, while Ta’Kaiya emailed Greenpeace to ask for help with distribution. It was released March 24, on the 22nd anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska and before the House of Commons was set to vote on a private member’s bill, now dead due to the election call, that would have banned oil tankers in northern B.C. waters. Ta’Kaiya led the way throughout the project, said her mother. “I’ve always tried to support her to have a voice and stand up for what she believes in,” said Anne. “She researched this and wanted to do something to make a difference.” Ta’Kaiya and Greenpeace sent her letter to the ofﬁces at Enbridge and also attempted to handdeliver a letter and DVD to the Enbridge ofﬁces in Vancouver, but the company wasn’t exactly humming her tune. When she was told she couldn’t visit their sixth-ﬂoor ofﬁce, she pulled out coloured cards and began a prepared speech in the lobby, but halfway through security demanded they leave, said her mom. Paul Stanway, a spokesman for Enbridge, said executives at the company had seen the letter and video and planned to respond. He said they weren’t informed that Ta’Kaiya was planning to deliver the video that day and so staff weren’t prepared to accept it. “We want to be respectful to the young lady’s See Enbridge page 10
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point of view,” he said. He said security staff at the building were alarmed by the presence of Greenpeace, as activists with the group had previously chained themselves to a door in the Enbridge ofﬁce during a protest. He admitted there will always be risk of a spill, whether in the pipeline or the oil tankers. Last summer, an Enbridge pipeline ruptured in
Michigan, releasing one million gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River. However, Stanway said the company is using the best available safety and environmental practices. “Risks are a part of everyday life. Our goal is to minimize them so they are not a signiﬁcant factor and be prepared for any eventuality,” he said. Ta’Kaiya’s video is online at www. takaiyablaney.com.
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CAPILANO University has its eyes set on another home in the City of North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale area — and city councillors seem ready to share that vision. “It’s what we always wanted at that site,” said Coun. Craig Keating during Monday’s council meeting. “I can’t think of a better option than having an educational institution like Capilano University there.” The proposal for another Capilano campus location has come forward as the city considers its Lower Lonsdale pier development site plan. The university is looking to lease roughly 10,000 square feet on the waterfront to build another campus site. According to Capilano president Kris Bulcroft, the new location would provide “an enhanced environment for community-based learning.”
Inherpresentationtocouncil,CindyTurner,Capilano’sdirector of continuing education, outlined the university’s ambitious plans for the waterfront location, including a “multifunctional” space for ﬁne art, music and continuing education programs. Turner said that Capilano staff is considering partnerships with the City of North Vancouver and community organizations to help fund and maintain a waterfront campus. But with funding still in question and planning still in the early stages, councillors are waiting for further details before throwing their full support behind the project. Mayor Darrell Mussatto thanked Capilano University for their interest in a Lonsdale location and expressed enthusiasm in seeing the project move forward. “I think it’s a great opportunity here for a win-win situation for the residents and for the university,” Mussatto said. “I’m excited about it.” Capilano’s proposal has been turned over to city staff and will return to council for further consideration.
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District Foyer Gallery art opening
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Exhibiting photographer Andy Mons chats with Krista Shewchuk. The opening reception for the latest show at the District Foyer Gallery at North Vancouver District Hall was held March 24. The show, presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council, features sculptures created from scrap metal and other discarded components and products by Carl Sean McMahon and wilderness photography by Andy Mons. The show will remain on display until May 18 at the gallery, located at 355 West Queens Rd. Info: www.nvartscouncil.ca.
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Pippa Hawley is the residency program director for the University of British Columbia division of palliative care, seeing her responsible for training residents to be palliative care physicians. As well, she works at the B.C. Cancer Agency as leader of the pain and symptom management team. To spread her message of getting the most out of life, as well as raise funds for supportive and palliative care research at the agency, she’s organized the Vancouver Bucket List Festival. Set for Saturday, April 9 at the B.C. Cancer Research Centre in Vancouver, the public forum will feature a variety of presentations focused on quality of life, with ample opportunities for those in attendance to engage directly with experts. Joining Hawley in presenting the Vancouver Bucket List Festival are members of Team Ride to the Very End — a group of primarily doctors and nurses involved with end-of-life care, and pain and symptom management — set to participate in the upcoming Ride to Conquer Cancer beneﬁtting B.C. Cancer Foundation. Hawley, who’s the team’s leader, says riders can decide where their money goes and Ride to the Very End has designated research in supportive and palliative care as its beneﬁciary. The festival is designed to provide information to patients living with a life-threatening illness as well as their families and caregivers. “A ‘bucket list’ is a list of things you want to do before you die,” says Hawley. To that end, it will feature a number of short presentations on topics including: cruising, taking into account the potential need for medical care and obtaining insurance; state-of-the-art symptom management; advanced care planning; community care options, i.e. hospice and palliative care units, and home care; living wakes; and legacy projects. “It’s to try to give people a little bit of an idea of how to prepare well, so that when you actually die, things have been as well-addressed as they possibly
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DR. Pippa Hawley invites those diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses and their families to the Vancouver Bucket List Festival, a fundraiser for supportive and palliative care research. can be,” says Hawley. Attendees will be eligible for a number of door prizes, including a ride on a Harley Davidson and a weekend in Whistler. While the topic is heavy, the Vancouver Bucket
List Festival has been designed to be an upbeat, positive experience for all. “It’s not about the dying, it’s about the living and it’s about how to make the most out of life at it’s most precious — when it’s limited,” says Hawley.
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Treatment of Spectrum Disorders: Dr. Cameron McIntyre will talk about the four key areas to consider in the treatment of ADHD, Asperger’s and autism, Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association. Admission by do-
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health notes From page 14 DART service will be providing a shuttle for those who wish to walk a portion of the route and return to Ambleside Park. The event site will have refreshments and entertainment. Cyclebetes Spin-a-thon: A fundraiser to raise awareness and
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ACTOR Charlie Bewley, who plays Volturi vampire Demetri in the Twilight Saga, will run an ultramarathon in Vancouver May 1 in memory of Jocelyn Clarke, a fellow actor who succumbed to cancer in February. character, Jane, in New Moon and Breaking Dawn before her diagnosis. Funds raised by Bewley’s ultramarathon will be donated to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, a charity that supports new medical equipment, facility improvements, staff education
and research at North Shore health-care facilities. The foundation has invested more than $50 million on the North Shore over the past six years. To encourage people to donate, Bewley has set up a draw for tickets to an advanced, private screening for Twilight
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Spokes men NORTH Shore Mountain Bike Association’s Rachid Nayel (left) and Mathew Bond invite community members to participate in their annual Bike and Gear Swap set for April 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Jaycee House, 1251 Lillooett Rd. in North Vancouver. Admission is $5 before 11 a.m. and $2 thereafter. Drop off used equipment at Jaycee House April 6, 7 and 8, between 5 and 10 p.m. Cost to sell is $2 per item with 15 per cent of the proceeds from the sale, up to $120, going to the association. Info: www.nsmba.ca.
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Sat Nam Yoga, 203-106 West First St., North Vancouver. By donation with proceeds going to the North Shore Women’s Centre. Everyone welcome. Info: 778-227-2445.
women held every month during a full moon at Sat Nam Yoga, 203-106 West First St., North Vancouver. Admission by donation. For more information, visit www.satnamyogacentre.ca or 604983-2300.
King’s Touch Healing Rooms: Receive healing prayer and encouragement, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. at Canyon Heights Church, 4840 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver. Free walk-in appointments. Info: 604-985-7131, ext. 2.
Guided Meditation: Quiet music and guided meditation to strengthen inner lives and wisdom, the ﬁrst and third Wednesdays of the month, 7:30 p.m. at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Free. Info: www. mtseymourunited.com or 604-929-1336.
Laughter Yoga: Saturdays, 11-noon and Sundays 1-2 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Free. Info: 604-618-9535 or www.laughteryoga.ca. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell
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FRIENDS of the West Vancouver Memorial Library Marvin Childs and Lindsey Lorence invite the public to the group’s semi-annual book sale, Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Welsh Hall. A pre-sale for members will go ahead Thursday, April 7, 6-8:30 p.m. Memberships, $10/$5, will be available at the door. The library is at 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver.
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As one of Canada’s oldest serving Chambers and as of one of only 40 founding members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce serves the needs of several hundred North Shore based businesses.
The ultimate goal of the Chamber of Commerce is to provide our members and future members with the tools and opportunities to grow their business while at the same time, play the advocate for your business with all levels of government those being municipal, provincial and national. If your business resides in either the City or District of North Vancouver, here
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The Chamber also organizes and hosts a number of activities and events to market your business... our gala Business Excellence Awards showcasing leading North Vancouver businesses; the “Take a Police Ofﬁcer Out to Lunch” BBQ; the Summer Soiree;
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The North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to keeping its members connected – face to face. Before email, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, The North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce model has, and continues to be, the original form of Social Networking. By deﬁnition: so•cial (soh-shuhl) net•work•ing (net-wur-king) is the practice of expanding the number of one’s business and/or social contacts by making connections through individuals.
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York and the Nu-Yorkers rock the room Band’s weekly gig at Eagles Club’s Starlight Room a hit
BOB York didn’t plan to become a musician. He wanted to be an archeologist. Seniors all over the Lower Mainland can thank Bob’s mother for deﬂecting him from that career path after ﬁnding stashes of bones and skulls. Even so, the road to music was a winding one. Born in 1943, Bob was raised by his grandmother and his mother, Lillian, their Chinese name anglicized to York. Despite a close encounter with a piano lid that nearly ended his musical career before it had even begun, Lillian recognized his interest. On wages of 10 cents an hour earned by waitressing, she purchased a piano and lessons for herself and for her son. Bob played classical music until rock ’n’ roll entered his life in 1954. “I traded Horowitz for Jerry Lee Lewis,” recalls Bob. By then, Lillian had purchased a house on Victoria Drive where she and her second husband, Gordon Sam, provided him with three brothers and two sisters. “Living on the Drive, I learned Italian music from playing at weddings and neighbourhood restaurants on weekends,” says Bob. “I fell in love with movie music, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and
Laura Anderson the MGM musicals, with the great composers of Tin Pan Alley.” Bob graduated from the Vancouver School of Art and got a job in the graphics department of CHAN-TV, now Global TV. Colour television did not exist back then, nor did the station have a music department until Bob began composing music for the news hour and for “bumps,” the station’s lead in to commercials. “I was the music department,” he laughs. Throughout his career in television and after he retired in 1992, Bob played piano all over the city. He was a regular at Rossini’s in Gastown until 2003, when he graduated to Linton Garner’s seat on the piano bench at Rossini’s in Kitsilano, following Garner’s death. On a day about 10 years ago, Bob’s musical journey took another turn. It began when he sat down at the piano in the lounge at North Vancouver’s Evergreen House to play a few tunes. The response
encouraged him to work up a solo act, performing show tunes and popular music interspersed with movie and music history to take on the road to seniors’ residences throughout the Lower Mainland. Soon after, Bob crossed paths with singer Kay Donson. They had known each other for years through the local music scene but learned they lived around the corner from each other in North Vancouver. Donson’s group, the Breakaways, had just lost their pianist. “How lucky could we be to get a piano player like Bob who is so in demand,” recalls Donson. “He’s an absolute genius when it comes to music and can play anything.” Singers Donson, Bob Wall and Fred Axam of the Breakaways reformed into Bob York and the Nu-Yorkers and have a busy schedule of performances at seniors’ residences around the Lower Mainland. Last fall, they were invited to play at a very different venue — the Starlight Room at the Eagles Club in North Vancouver. Manager Chris Bradley has established the recently renovated club as a local gathering place and venue for local bands. On Tuesday, people dance to the music of their time, or simply listen to great music, well-played, in a comfortable social setting. Tuesdays in the Starlight Room “is open mic night,” says Donson. “We never know who will show up to play. Musicians who want to join in are welcome. Our regulars
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BOB York and the Nu-Yorkers, Lynn McNamara (left), Bob York, Bob Wall, Fred Axam, Graham Milne and Kay Donson, appear Tuesday nights at the Eagles Club’s Starlight Room, offering guests an opportunity to enjoy dinner and then hit the dance ﬂoor. are a drummer, a saxophonist, a guitarist and another singer, Lynne McNamara. We perform music from the ’40s and ’50s, from the Big Band era and standards from Sinatra to Fitzgerald to Ellington.” Recently, Bradley added Dine and Dance to the Tuesday night lineup. At $12 for dinner and dancing, or $5 for just dancing, the Starlight Room with Bob York and the Nu-Yorkers onstage is the best musical value in town. For res-
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Pub crawl THE Londoners invite community members to two upcoming English pub nights. The ﬁrst is set for Thursday, April 7 at the Silk Purse at 7:30 p.m. For tickets — $10, which includes a glass of stout — phone 604-925-7292. The second pub night will be held April 14 at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and include a beer or glass of wine, and chips, and are available at the door.
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Aging Gracefully: Learn what you can do to increase longevity, enhance energy and slow down the cellular aging process at this free presentation with Dr. Sacha Elliott, Thursday, April 7, 7-
8:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Topics will include the best food choices for optimum functioning, beneﬁcial vitamins, seasonal detoxiﬁcation, a healthy mental attitude and more. Registration required: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. Your Healthy Brain: A presentation with Dr. Stephen Kiraly, Thursday, April 7, 3-5 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. There will also be additional information
on brain ﬁtness programs. Fee: $7 or by donation. Info: 604987-8138, ext. 211. Lawn Bowling: Learn about joining lawn bowling at an orientation day, Sunday, April 10, 1:30 p.m. at the North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club, 2160 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Art Cooke, 604-2613264. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonproﬁt, by donation or nominal fee event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Emergency Preparedness Begins With You: A workshop to learn about how to prepare for a disaster Wednesday, April 6, 7-9:30 p.m. at the North Shore Emergency Management Ofﬁce, 147 East 14th Street, North Vancouver. Free. Registration required at www.nsemo. org.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or www. nsmba.ca. English Pub Night: The Londoners singing group will hold a pub night Thursday April 7, 7:30 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission: $10, which includes a glass of stout. Tickets: 604-925-7292.
North Shore Business Trade Show: Take advantage of the largest business tradeshow on the North Shore with 75 exhibitors April 6, 1-7 p.m. at Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, 138 Victory Ship Way. No charge for admission. Info: www.nvchamber.ca.
Flea Market: The West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre will host a ﬂea market April 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to fundraise for their events at the West Vancouver Arena, 786 22nd St.
Raising a Happy Kid: Learn how to help your child/adolescent bounce back from sadness and depression at a free interactive evening with child and youth psychologist Dr. Carla Fry, Thursday, April 7, 7-8 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Registration: 604-925-2225.
*Team Finn Fundraiser: A wine tasting and silent auction will be held Wednesday, April 6 from 6-9 p.m. at Seymour’s Pub in North Vancouver to raise money for the B.C. Cancer Society and the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Tickets: $35. Info and tickets: http://bit.ly/fIjS1J.
From Many Languages: North Shore “Cric Crac” storytelling evenings the ﬁrst Sunday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. The April 3 evening will be hosted by Carolyn Sullivan and will include eight storytellers. Fee: $8/$6, includes tea and cookies.
Coffee with a Cop: A casual conversation with a neighbourhood RCMP ofﬁcer about children’s safety Saturday, April 9, 10-11 a.m. at North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East Second St., North Vancouver. Info: www.nsnh.bc.ca. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell
*Bike and Gear Swap: The North Shore Mountain Biking Association will hold its annual swap and sale Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Jaycee House, 1251 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver. Drop offs can be made from April 6 to 8 between 5 and 10 p.m. Admission: Early bird, $5, general, $2 after 11 a.m.
Join Jane: North VancouverSeymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite will be available to speak to residents 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court. No appointment necessary.
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victim support programs. Committee members are needed to be a part of a team that is responsible for planning and staging the Investors Group Walk for Memories. Opportunities include promotion and publicity, volunteer co-ordination, securing sponsorship, and recruiting team and individual walkers. Committees are supported by Alzheimer Society of B.C. Orientation training is provided. Dog walker: Volunteer needs to be physically ﬁt. Most dogs are full grown and strong (they are not dangerous) and need to be handled ﬁrmly. Experience around dogs is useful. If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-9857138. The society is a partner agency of the United Way.
Sunday, April 3, 2011 - North Shore News - A27
YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE WORLD OUTSIDE
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SCARBOROUGH, on Yorkshire’s east coast, was a spa town in Anne Brontë’s day. She loved the blustery weather the North Sea brought it.
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HAWORTH, ENGLAND — The Yorkshire village where the Brontë children grew up could scarcely seem more charming. Its crooked Main Street, paved by ancient ﬂagstones, climbs a hill overlooking the broad Worth Valley. The humble buildings crowding its sidewalks are largely what Charlotte, Emily, Anne and brother Branwell would have passed in the 1830s and ’40s, many built of the local sandstone, called millstone grit. Then, these would have been the homes of weavers and wool combers. Today, they are tea shops and gift boutiques. At the top of the street is the Black Bull Pub and across from it a shop that says “apothecary,” and nearby are two old coaching inns and these, likewise, were all here when the family knew Haworth.
At the Black Bull, a lane to the left leads higher still, to St. Michael and All Angels, the church where the family’s patriarch, the Reverend Patrick Brontë, preached. Next to the church is its small cemetery, shaded and grim in all but the sunniest weather. Beyond its back wall, ﬁrst glimpsed through tombstones and tree branches, stands the Parsonage, where the Brontë children resided. “Resided” rather than “lived” because although the house kept a roof over their heads, all four siblings spent a great deal of time inhabiting worlds of their own creation. The Parsonage is now the Brontë museum or, really, shrine. Anywhere from 70,000 to over 200,000 people a year visit it, depending on whether modern-day interest in the Brontës is peaking or ebbing. In 2011, with a new Jane Eyre movie out (starring Alice in Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska), the numbers are likely to rise. Portions of the Georgian building’s interior are done up as they would have been in the Brontës’ day, most notably the parlour/dining room, where Charlotte’s Jane Eyre,
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Four children created a ﬁctional world From page 27
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AT Top Withens, possibly the inspiration for Wuthering Heights, visitors are greeted by two sycamore trees… and quite possibly by two sheep.
Emily’s Wuthering Heights and Anne’s Agnes Gray all were written. The grandfather clock on the stairs to the second ﬂoor is the one Patrick Brontë stopped to wind every night on his way to bed. Upstairs, the children’s study, although narrower now due to a subsequent alteration made by Charlotte, is much as it would have been when the children wrote their earliest stories in it. The Brontë juvenilia is remarkable on two counts. From a young age, the four created a ﬁctional world called the Glass Town Confederacy. In it, battles were fought, love was won and lost, treachery vied with nobility and real people interacted with imagined ones. Later, Anne and Emily created Gondal, while Charlotte and Branwell went on telling tales of Glass Town, now called Angria. The adventures were illustrated by their authors, all four of them decent artists. But the drawings were very small, and the words nigh on inﬁnitesimal. They were written on thumb-sized pages and bound neatly into “published” volumes. The Brontës continued to write these books into adulthood. The Parsonage has
several examples of the Angria tales (alas, little survives of Gondal), and a magnifying glass is needed to have even a chance of reading them. Thanks to Gondal and Angria, by the time the three sisters had their ﬁrst novels published, in 1847, they’d already been writing stories for 20 years. Down the hall from the children’s study is the servant’s room, which recalls the women who cared for the children after their mother died in 1821 (Charlotte was 5, Branwell 4, Emily 3, Anne less than a year). More importantly, it documents the insalubrious living conditions in Haworth in those days. “The sanitary state of the township,” visitors learn, “was appalling. In some instances, one privy was shared by the inhabitants of 24 houses.” One of the coaching inns had a slaughterhouse behind it and offal was dumped into Main Street, the town’s main sewer, to run downhill when it rained along with the rest of the refuse and night soil. In the cemetery, bodies were buried 10 deep. The water leaching through the graveyard, plus that already contaminated by the foul street runoff, entered many of the wells that supplied the town.
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MADE of the local sandstone, called millstone grit, this would have been a Haworth weaver’s or a wool comber’s modest home in the 1800s. An 1850 survey of Haworth conducted by an inspector from the General Board of Health in London found that the average life expectancy here was 25.8 years (“which corresponds to some of the most unhealthy of the London districts”), and that 41.6 per cent of babies born didn’t live to be six. When the damning report became public, there should have been a move to ﬁx the sanitary conditions. But, “sadly, the wealthier parishioners, who in most cases had their own water supply, resisted paying an increased rate which would beneﬁt everyone and it was many years before any real improvements were made.” The Brontës had their own two-seater outhouse and a private well, but it wasn’t enough. Branwell, whose life had gone badly astray after a promising start as an artist, spending his days at the Black Bull and buying laudanum from the apothecary across the street, died of tuberculosis in September 1848, aged 31. Emily and Anne followed him to the grave from the same cause, Emily that December, at 30; Anne the following May, at 29. A grieving Charlotte wrote, “a year ago — had a prophet warned me how I should stand in June 1849 — how stripped
and bereaved . . . I should have thought — this can never be endured.” She did endure it, living long enough to marry and see two more novels published, Shirley and Villette. She died in 1855, in the early stages of pregnancy, at 38. The back windows of the Parsonage look out onto the moors. Sombre and forbidding to some, these wind-whipped, stony hills are what Charlotte and Emily, especially, drew their inspiration from. The town and the Parsonage are important Brontë sites, but to understand Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, and their creators, it’s necessary to walk on the moors. The ideal day for it isn’t when it’s unremittingly sunny, but when the weather is, by turns, bright, cloudy, threatening, a windy downpour, and cheerful again. This is the landscape, these are the conditions that were given form by Charlotte and Emily as the tempestuous Rochester and even more elemental Heathcliff. If you go: For more information on the Brontë Parsonage visit www. bronte.info. For more information on Haworth and the moors visit www.haworth-village.org.uk.
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Bottles across borders: breaking the law Notable Potables Tim Pawsey
THEY’VE taken out the empties (some 30,000!) from the Playhouse Wine Festival, edition No. 33. But you might be surprised to learn that it’s not only about swirlin’, snifﬁn’, spittin’ ’n’ spittin’.
For the last three years, organizers have convened The Canadian Wine Summit, which brings wine industry players together from across Canada and from around the world to address issues of common interest. This year the topic was perhaps more valid than usual, because it affects all of us, and not just “insiders.” Breaking Down Barriers examined the fact that it’s a crime in Canada for wineries (and individuals like you and me) to ship wine across provincial borders. Yes, that’s right. If you sent Aunt Sally in Halifax a bottle of your favourite B.C. Marechal Foch Pinot Meunier Icewine, you have broken Canadian Federal law — and
could be liable to prosecution and possible jail time. It is, as most agreed, an embarrassment at least — though more a disgrace. And it has serious implications for wineries across the country who increasingly depend on tourism to help build their business (and, therefore, our own Canadian food and wine culture). Ontario’s Charles Pilliterri (who owns Pillitteri Estates Winery) says he doesn’t sell a lot of wine to B.C. — but he does sell to 32 countries, including China and Japan. You know why? Because it’s just way less hassle. The good news? Thanks to this forum (which included some of the best legal minds in the country), there now seems to be some momentum to get things changed. But as a starting point, if you happen to be chatting to any aspiring candidates (or better still, reigning ministers of the crown) during this election campaign, why not ask them when the last time they smuggled wine — and what they’re going to do about their “criminal” behaviour. Much more on this later. And for more info check: www.freemygrapes.ca.
The Nichols toiled long and hard to establish their winery, which produced what many felt at the time to be the best red wine ever to come out of B.C.: Nichol ’94 Syrah (the ﬁrst to be planted), grown on a hotspot high above the bench, shut down once and for all the mutterings of those who swore B.C. could not and would not ever make drinkable reds — and kick-started an avalanche of
plantings. When Ross Hackworth bought the winery in 2006, he had already worked with the Nichols for a while to gain both a slice of valuable experience and to absorb their philosophy. Five years on, Nichol has once again emerged as a contender, crafting terroir driven — and relatively affordable — premium wines that include a killer ’08 Syrah, among others.
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The story of an ancient bond “INSIDE of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog ﬁghts the good dog all of the time.”
When asked which dog wins, he reﬂected for a moment and replied, “The one I feed the most.” This is not a parable about my dogs Piper and Zumi ﬁghting, but an old First Nations legend of an elder’s inner struggle between his ego and himself. It is but one of many First
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There is an old, old legend, Of how it came to be, That dog forsook the wild to dwell, With folks like you and me. Now man and beast they lived on, A common bit of earth. Each species thought the other, Of very little worth. One day there was a rumble, The earth began to quake,
It gave a mighty shudder, And then began to break. A crack began to widen, Between the beasts and man. Some watched the crevasse deepen, But most just turned and ran. Now the dog surveyed the distance, And Man beheld it too. Between them sprang a yearning, A feeling strange and new. Then each one begged the other To make the fateful leap, Yet each one dreaded jumping A crack so wide and deep. So Dog compelled his courage And told Man he would try.
He eyed the fatal distance, For if he failed, he’d die. Then Dog prepared to jump across His courage had decided. That if he could but make the jump, They’d no more be divided. His muscles bunched beneath him; His body left the ground. The wind raced past his muzzle; His heart began to pound. His senses sought the purchase Of land beneath his feet. At last his forepaws met the ground. His mission was complete! NO! His hind feet have slipped and He’s falling off the side! His gallant farewell look said,
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“At least, New Friend, I tried.” With disbelieving glance, Man Beheld his falling friend. He wouldn’t let it happen; It couldn’t be the end! Then ﬂesh smote air in searching, And hand met paw and fur. Then Man pulled Dog to safety As heart to heart they were. Man called and Dog responded, And though the gulf was wide, Man gained the loyal canine Forever by his side. Stories, legends or simply old wives tales, dogs have been in our lives for thousands of years and there is no sign of that ever coming to an end. As long as we need to learn, dogs will always be with us as our teachers.
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SPORT News briefs HOCKEY West Vancouver’s Midget A team won the Tier 3 Provincial Championship for the second year in a row in Cranbrook last week. The WVMHA squad played six games in a round-robin tournament and outscored their opponents 46 to 14 to take the gold. North Shore Winter Club’s Pee Wee AAA boys’ team won the silver medal at the provincial championships in Prince George Feb. 20-23. Burnaby, Langley, Kelowna and Prince George also had teams in the tournament, with the Burnaby Winter Club defeating NSWC 3-2 in the ﬁnal. TRACK & FIELD Piling up the honours this year, West Vancouver middle-distance runner Helen Crofts has been named Simon Fraser University’s Female Athlete of the Year. Crofts, in her junior season with the Clan’s track and ﬁeld team, recently broke the NAIA Indoor 800-metre record with a blistering time of 2:04.94, three seconds faster than the previous mark, to earn an NAIA title. She also took home 2011 NAIA Championships in the distance medley relay as well as the 4x800-metre relay, and won the 2010 NAIA 800-metre Outdoor Championship. The Biological Sciences major posted a grade point average of 4.08, and also was named both an NAIA All-American in cross country and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Indoor Female Athlete of the Year. BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU North Vancouver Brazilian Jiu Jitsu came home with eight medals at the Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championships in Irvine, California March 25 and 26. Winning gold in their divisions were North Vancouver residents Alex Boldizar, who won ﬁrst place in the senior-1 white belt super heavyweight division, and Brodie Dabb, a 15-year-old green belt in jiu jitsu. Dabb won a gold medal in the juvenile blue belt division after going up both an age and a belt class to face 16- and 17-yearolds. The other gold medalists on the team were Hector Wong and Milo Hilario. Coach Marc Marins won a bronze medal in the black belt masters middleweight division. Also winning a bronze were Roey Kestelman, who fought in the blue belt senior-2 heavyweight class, and Bill Jones, who won bronze in the purple belt, senior-1 lightweight class. Marci Hilario, who runs Apex Martial Arts in Richmond with her husband Milo, won a bronze medal in the women’s blue belt category.
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BARTON - Thomas Glenn Glenn passed away very peacefully at Evergreen House on March 28th, 2011. Survived by his loving wife Gail, his five children and three step children and seven grandchildren. Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, April 5th 11am Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2725 Lonsdale Ave. North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lung Assoc. of BC.
POWER, Peter J.G. Born in London England on April 4th 1921, died just shy of his 90th birthday, on March 30, 2011. British Deep-Sea Master Mariner Certificate, Canadian Private Aircraft Pilot’s License, Past President BC Aviation Council, an original Director of the Abbotsford International Airshow Society 1967, are a few of the many achievements of his working career. In retirement Peter obtained a Class 4 driver’s license to enable him to drive busses for the West Vancouver Senior’s Centre. He was proud of the fact that he was qualified to operate in all three modes of transport - Sea, Air and Land. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Pat, sons James (Marlene), David (Cyndy), grandchildren Stephanie (Glenn), Scott, Shenise, Sean, Josh and Carson. Great grand-children Grace, Olivia and Huxley, as well as his nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Cedarview Lodge for their kind and professional care that they showed Peter while he was a resident. If friends so desire, donations can be made to Cedarview Lodge in North Vancouver. For information regarding the Memorial Service and for family and friends whom would like to share a memory of Peter, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com
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BURTWELL - Dorothy Lyal October 28,1926 – March 26, 2011. Dorothy passed away peacefully on March 26, 2011 at Evergreen House in North Vancouver. She is lovingly remembered by her three sons Brian (Freda), Jeff (Donna), and Marty; her two grandchildren Sara and Kyle that she loved very much. She will be missed by her brother Glen (Audrey) Stewart and their family as well her cousin Kathleen (Sam) Newman and their family in Mukilteo, Washington. Dorothy was born and raised in the Dunbar area of Vancouver and attended Lord Byng High School. She moved to the North Shore in 1955 where she raised her family and has lived there ever since. It is with our deepest gratitude that we send our many thanks to Dr. Hayley Broker and the wonderful, caring and compassionate nurses and staff at Evergreen House and Cedar View Lodge. They all took such great care of our Mom during her stay there. Service will be held Friday, April 8 at 2pm at Boal Chapel - 1505 Lillooet Road North Vancouver, with reception to follow. If friends so desire, donations can be made in Dorothy’s name to Alzheimer’s Society of British Columbia. www.alzheimerbc.org Condolences may be sent to email@example.com
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DAVIDSON - Alan Thomas Oct. 29th, 1933 – March 28th, 2011 It is with great sadness that we share with you the peaceful passing of Alan Thomas Davidson with family and friends by his side. Alan a Vancouver native was a long-time employee of BC Tel. For the past 24 years Alan called Bowen Island home, a place where he formed many strong friendships in his youth that continued throughout his life. Alan is survived by his wife Marilyn, her family Bruce, Scott, Sandra, Geordie, and granddaughter Paige. Special thanks to the many health professionals involved with Alan over the years and to the North Shore Hospice which allowed Alan and those close to him to mark his passing with the dignity and respect he so richly deserved. A memorial service will be held at the Bowen Island United Church 1120 Miller Rd. on April 16th, 2011 at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation or charity of choice.
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KIRK, Georgina Elizabeth (Betty) 15 April 1918 - 26 March 2011 Betty Kirk peacefully passed away in her sleep after a short period of hospitalization. Is survived by her children, George (Lynn) and Marion, granddaughters, Michelle and Christine. And her grand dogs Sadie Ann and Ginger. Betty was a long time resident of teh North Shore and a RN graduate of St Paul’s Hospital. She will be remembered for her unwavering love for her children, grandchildren, her extended family, the animals she had over the years, her sense of humour and her sociability with all that she met. And her uncanny ability to be late!! Betty loved dancing of all kinds: Scottish Country, Line and Square Dancing; and belonged to a number of dancing groups since her retirement. A Tea will be held in her memory at a later date and time. In lieu of flowers Betty would have preferred memorial donations go to a local SPCA or animal shelter of your choice. She will be missed very much.
FUNG, Benny Shun Boon Oct. 14, 1930 - March 24, 2011 Benny passed away peacefully at the age of 80. Born in Hong Kong, he moved to Canada in 1968 and made his home in West Vancouver. Owner of 'Benny’s Shoe Repair' in Dundarave, his great workmanship earned him many loyal customers. Benny was also known for his interest in photography and enjoyed the many expeditions with his photo buddies. Benny is survived by his wife Audrey, children Raymond (Reyla), Joyce (Shoichi), grandchildren Aaron, Naomi, Matthew, and Noelle, and brothers, nieces and nephews in Hong Kong. Many thanks to the staff at VGH and UBC Hospital for their compassionate care during the last year. No service by request. He will be greatly missed by his family and good friends.
With great sadness, we announce her passing on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the age of 70. Predeceased by her loving husband Michael, sisters Elaine, Lynn and Shawn and brother Dennis. She is survived by her loving son Dave (Ali) and daughter Lisa (Blair); 4 grandchildren: Matthew, Jesse, Aidan and Liam. She is also survived by her brother Len (Wendy), brothers-in-law Don and Ron; sistersin-law Kathy and Pat; many nephews and nieces and many friends and relatives. A special thanks to her friends Chris and Keith for all their love and support as well as to all the staff at Central Okanagan Hospice in Kelowna and the Laurel Place Hospice in Surrey. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 2pm at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660-72nd Ave., Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Society will be appreciated.
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WEBSTER - Josephine 'Jo' Dec. 10, 1922 – Feb. 21, 2011 There will be a celebration of Jo’s life on Wednesday, April 6th at 11:00am to be held at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver (604)922-9171. Reception to directly follow service.
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George Adamson George Adamson passed away at home with his loved ones around him on March 26, 2011. George was born near Carmen, Manitoba on Dec. 19, 1915. His early years were spent on the farms in the area. During WW2 he was in the Air Force and was an airplane mechanic. His service was rewarded by an opportunity to go to university and he graduated relatively late in life as an electrical engineer.
CAMERON - Dennis Neil Jan. 15, 1936 – Mar. 13, 2011 It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Dennis Cameron. Dennis passed away after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. He is survived and fondly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Marlene and sons Jim (Rachelle), Terry (Heather) and Rick (Arceli) and grandkids Jae and Eric; Ryan, Tyler, Keighan, Keisha and Makaela; Aylwin, Nathan and Jorden. Dennis was born in Estan, Saskatchewan, raised in Moose Jaw and after brief stops in Regina and Calgary, moved to West Vancouver/Port Moody – his home. Dennis was best remembered for his love of good wine, bad jokes and Benny Hill. He was a veracious reader with a generous nature and good humour. Dennis was predeceased by his brother Colin by 3 weeks. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the Vancouver Sun Raise-A-Reader Foundation or the Port Moody Library. We will miss you dearly Dennis, Dad and Grandpa. No service by request.
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STRINGER – Harold Barker August 20, 1918 – March 21, 2011. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Harold Stringer. Harold was quietly and gently reunited with his wife of 67 years, Cicely. Harold leaves his son, Michael and daughter-in-law, Judy; grandsons Daniel (Jennifer) and Peter (Kim); and great grandchildren, Delaney, Ryder, Brynn and Mitchell. Harold was born and raised in Winnipeg and graduated in Commerce from the University of Manitoba. He was injured in Europe while serving in the Army Service Corps during World War II. He married Cicely, his childhood sweetheart, in 1942 and after the war they established a life-long home in North Vancouver. Harold was a CGA and held financial and management positions with a number of companies before settling into a career as a management consultant. Harold had a strong sense of duty and service to the community and devoted time, effort and resources to many organizations including CGA, North Vancouver Rotary, North Shore Neighbourhood House, the North Vancouver Foundation, and Little League Baseball. Harold remained active and interested in life - loved a party, swapping stories and “doing lunch”. The family would like to thank Harold’s many friends, neighbours and relatives for their support and kindness over the last few years and to acknowledge the wonderful staff at Sunrise of Lynn Valley where he lived for the last 3 years. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Martin’s Anglican Church – 195 East Windsor Road, North Vancouver.
LINKLATER - Phyllis Marie Sept 14, 1915 – March 25, 2011 Predeceased by her husband Ced, she will be sadly missed by her daughters Lorraine (Jim Kean) and Sharon (Dave Houghton), her grandsons Patrick and Todd and her great grandson Gage. Phyllis and Ced moved to North Vancouver from Willmar, Saskatchewan in 1965 and enjoyed many happy years on the North Shore where they managed The Old Colony Apartments and Phyllis worked at Lions Gate Hospital and made many friends. No service by request.
With his wife Jessie and only daughter Debbie, he moved to BC where he worked for BC Hydro as a distribution engineer until his retirement. George loved to play the violin and spent many happy hours practicing and playing for various amateur orchestras on the North Shore. George enjoyed many years with his son-in-law, Sal Demare and doted on his grandchildren, Dan and Cara, now grown. He was excited to welcome Sheila, Dan’s wife to our family and couldn’t stop smiling when he learned there was a great grandchild on the way. George was a man of great energy, very good health and optimistic disposition. George looked after Jessie for a number of years, without complaint, while she struggled with dementia and predeceased him in 2007. He used these same qualities as he battled pancreatic cancer in the last year of his life and surprised the health professionals and family alike with his ability to rebound and enjoy life. Our family would like to thank Julie Dunn and the Community Care team of nurses, Living Well Home Care and their community health workers, particularly Blanca and Cynthia, and the end-of-life nurse Shirley, for assisting us to take this journey with George at home. The journey was not for the faint of heart but our goal was achieved thanks to the knowledgeable and compassionate care of these health professionals. A special thank you and deepest respect to granddaughter Cara who moved in with George and loved, kissed, hugged, teased and advocated for him in the last 5 months. His last days were full of joy because of her!
PATERSON - Kathleen June 7, 1915 – March 25, 2011 Passed away peacefully on March 25th at the Lynn Valley Care Centre, North Vancouver. Predeceased by her husband John, sister Eleanor and brother Billy. She was surrounded by her loving family and leaves behind her son John (Myrna), daughter Marnie (Brian Cox), Grandchildren Richard (Corey), Doug (Monique), John (Shannon), Jim and Susan. She was blessed with her great grandchildren Seth, Sabrina, Danielle, Michaela, Ashley, Lucas, Andrew, Holly, Zoe and Cole. Our special thanks to all the wonderful 2nd Manor floor staff at the Lynn Valley Care Centre. A family gathering was held on March 30th. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice.
Our family especially wishes that you take the time to sign the guest book and donate to http://donate.bccancerfoundation.com/goto/georgeadamson There will be no service held by George’s request.
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1870 BEAUTIFUL mahogany dining table, 2 large leaves, 6 chairs, $1200 obo. 604-986-1774
ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE 18th Annual SHOW & SALE Hosted by Fraser Valley Antique & Collectible Club Saturday ★ April 9 ★ 9 - 4 Sunday ★ April 10 ★ 10 - 3 •200 plus Tables •Admission Only $4.00 Early Bird Admission $20 QUEENS PARK ARENA (by McBride Blvd & 6th Ave) NEW WESTMINSTER www.fvacc.com ANTIQUE WALNUT wardrobe $425, Oak nightstand $275, Oak dining or occaisional tbl $350 604-913-1327
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MONFROTTO TRIPAD $100. Sears ellipitical trainer $300, hidea-bed $350, 64in mirror $100, 4 pce patio set $100 604-904-1397
WASHER & dryer, Frigidaire Gallery stacking, extra large, heavy duty, $300 both, 604-985-4421
EXC COND!!!! must see! acer computer with 3 yr warranty. 10 mnths old. call for details. 500 obo 604-983-2844
EXC COND!!!!! twin bed. pillow top mattress,frame,box spring. 250 obo.must see! 604-983-2844
TREADMILL, Weslo Cadence 927, electric ( plugs in), folds up for easy storage $250. 604-986-1437
Granite Floor lamp, old world style, used in hotel lobby.$250 obo. Pls call 604.808.6223.
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1900-1960’S CLOTHING & Acc., OLD Jewellery, Wind up Watches/Clocks, Silver & Linen for Tea Room, Buying As-Is... 604-448-1325. COLLECTOR PURCHASING Pre 1950 toys, postcards, antiques collectible smalls, military items, sterling anything of interest, Ron. 604-313-5479 Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530
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8WK PRBD Bluenose female Pitbull pups. First Shot, vetchek & Deworming. Good with kids. $1,000 o.b.o 778-388-4462
RENO SALE: Formal dining room set mahogany colour in good condition ($5000 obo) includes: 10 chairs, table with two leaves to sit 10, large buffet with lighted glass display. call 778-288-4714 RENO SALE: queen size sleigh bedroom set mahogany colour in good condition ($1,000 obo) includes 6 drawer chest with mirror, 5 drawer tall boy and two night tables, call 778-288-4714
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PINE ARMOIRE $500. 3 removable shelves, 2 pull out drawers, 6 ft x 4 ft x 2 ft. 778-866-8731
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CHILD CARE services avail your home or my home. Child care cert & exp. Farideh 778-340-8308.
ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, each. ready now! 604-817-5957
Licensed Group Daycare 20 years experience 12 mos - 5 yrs. ★604-929-5799★ TEMPE TOTS DAYCARE Opened in 1987. All day Preschool offering swimming, music, snacks, full or part time. 2.5 yrs - 6 yrs. In Tempe Heights, Off 29th, between Lonsdale/William. Jane & Pam 604-985-3783
GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, 3 Fem, 2 males. CKC Reg. Ready to go Apr 1. $1000. 604-512-3310 www.veinottehorsefarm.ca
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OSOYOOS WATERFRONT house avail June, July, Aug & Sept. 3 br, 2 full bath, large living & dinning rm, linens, fully equip’d kitchen, huge deck, fp, canoes, priv. dock. $1,500/wk (1 family). 604-922-6101 or 604-788-6944.
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North Van Apt. Rentals
Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
1 BEDROOM, spacious luxury, view suites. 5 Appliances, large covered balcony. No Pets. From $1450/mo. To view, Please call 604-988-1509 www.ottmann-properties.com
1 BR from $865. W. 5th @ Lonsdale heat & h/w incl, n/s, n/p. avail May 1st. 604-983-9469
1 BR $1050 May 1 1 BR, $1175 large deck, avail now. both new kitchen/bath & carpet, dw, ns, cat ok lower Lonsdale, 604-988-1939
1 BR. large, $870. mountain view, now or May 1st. Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802
1 Br. large, $825 1 Br. large, new carpet, $865, both: brick patio, now or May heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg, no pets, 1 yr lease. 310 East 2nd, 604-904-0956
1 BR. 2 BR. 1 or 2 bath, fp, avail now. 1 yr lease, 125 W 19th, no pets, coin wd, 778-554-0537 1 BR 21/Lonsdale, bright reno incl heat hw hardwood, ns, np, quiet adult bldg. $900. 604-904-9507 1 br 312 E 1st. Balc. $900, 604-729-2420. Bach $800, hardwood, patio, 280 E 2nd. May 1, 778-855-2420.. prkg avail 1 BR, $829. large incld heat, laundry, np, ns, Lonsdale & Keith, May. 1, 604-929-5101 leave msg. 1 br $890, Lonsdale & 21st, hardwood, quiet bldg, np, hw, heat, prkg May. 1, 604-990-4088 1 BR, bsmt, Edgemont, suits 1 quiet, n/s, n/p, $750 incl heat/ light, laundry, 604-986-6235
1 BR lrg, MOVE IN ALLOWANCE, Apr 1, quiet/clean blding. Rent Starts/$975. Incls Ht/ Hw. N/P, N/S, 1 yr lse, Cable/Park extra. Call 604-985-4272 1 BR, newly reno’d, Whitecliffe, Woodcroft, avail May 1, pool, gym, ns, np, $880, 604-228-1618 1 BR VIEW f/p, d/w, secure u/g prkg, Lease. 2nd/Lonsdale, N/P, $1100. immed. 604-669-3950 1 BR view, incld heat hw & cable, now, fully renod, upper Lonsdale, large, ns, np, 604-987-8807
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Spacious 2-bedroom + den suite, $2,900 per month. Contemporary open plan, large balcony, 5 appliances. Magnificent panoramic ocean & city views from 12th floor. Highly maintained, well managed building on Victoria Park with beautiful landscaping. Pet-free. Suitable for discerning executives or empty nesters wanting to trade the responsibilities of home ownership for freedom to travel and quality residence without encumbrances. To view, please call 604 988 1509 OTTMANN PROPERTIES LTD. www.ottmann-properties.com
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Can you tell me how to get discount coupons Q. for taxi rides? A book of Taxi Saver coupons with a face value A. of $50 can be purchased by a HandyCard holder for $25. Two books may be purchased each month.
Eligibility for a HandyCard is defined as a physical or cognitive disability (temporary or permanent) that is sufficiently severe that you are unable, without assistance, to use conventional transit service. Verification of eligibility is required, so you must submit a form to Access Transit that has been completed by your doctor. Your doctor’s office may have these forms or you can call Seniors’ One-Stop for a copy. After you have your HandyCard, you may purchase the Taxi Savers from Access Transit by sending a money order or cheque made out to: Access Transit, 13401 - 108th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3T 5T4. Mark “Taxi Savers” on the envelope. Seniors’ One-Stop Information Line 604-983-3303 or 604-925-7474 North Shore Community Resources
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Apartments & Condos
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100 E. ESPLANADE 1 bdrm air con, 9 ft ceiling, 7 appl, $1400; Anson Rlty 604-783-7623 1 BR $950 incl h/h/w, quiet bldg, sec prkg, central Lonsdale. 140 West 17th. 990-8262/985-1658
121 W 20th 1BR, main flr. hardwood, heat & hw incl’d, 1 yr lease np, $1000, now, 604-681-2521
144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER
Spacious Studios from $1050 & 1 BR from $1300 w/ balconies & spectacular views, well maintained, clean, quiet concrete highrise. Fabulous Central Lonsdale location, next to library, transit, shops & cls to schools. Sorry, no pets. Heat & hot water incls. Call 604-983-6920 to view.
1520 CHESTERFIELD Rd. 1 br $935 No pets. 604- 990-2971 or Wkends 778-340-7406
195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 Bedroom $1425 Avail Apr 1 Prestigious bldg next to seawall. Beautifully renovated, granite c/tops, h/w flrs, new appls, d/w new kitchen & bath rm cabinets, indoor pool. Facing NW w/ ocean views. Steps to community ctr, shops, transit & restaurants. Sorry, No Pets.
Call 604-922-8815 to view.
2 BDRM, $1225 Central Lons, granite, , h/w flrs, balc, f/p, n/p, 160 E 20th. NOW, 604-988-3227 2 BEDROOM: 365 East 2nd St., N Vancouver: Bright unit w/ balcony, SW facing in quiet building, h/w & d/w. $1150/mo incl heat & h/w avl May 1st ph 604-726-4884
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2 BEDROOM: 365 East 2nd St., N Vancouver: Bright unit in quiet building w/ large storage area in unit, h/w & d/w. $1125/mo incl heat & h/w avl May 1st ph 604-726-4884 2 BR, 2 ba, city, ocean, mtn view, brand new, Central Lonsdale, ns np $1850. Apr 1st 604-715-6391 2 BR 2 bath, exquisite new reno upper Lonsdale, hardwood, ns, np, immed, $1320, 604-904-7545 2 BR, 2 bath, nr NS Winter Club, excellent amens, ns np, 55+, May 1st. $1500. 604-929-5459 2 BR, approx 1100sf, Nr Cap Univ reno, incld heat & hw, 1 prkg, ns, np, now, $1350, 604-921-4384 2 BR bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. $1300, 604-618-8338 2 BR, Central Lonsdale, 2nd floor, bright corner suite facing south west, , h/w floors, heat & hotwater incl. no pets, $1200. Dodwell Strata Management. 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264
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★ A QUIET BUILDING★ 1Br. top 3rd flr. south view $960; 1 Br 1st flr, not ground. $925. now - May 1 Carpets, drapes, heat, hw. Gated prkg avail. ★ No dogs ★1 cat ok ★ Pet Policy ★604-986-7745★
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2 BR, lrg, bright, new paint, new carpet, 15th & Lonsdale, $1150 incl
heat h/water ns np 604-323-4467
LYNN VALLEY, 2 BR, top flr, d/w, cat ok, avail now $1250, 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
BACH w/separate br. in character bldg, hardwood, heat, hw, cat ok! $825, immed 604-983-0423 BACHELOR SUITE: 365 East 2nd St, N Van: Bright, south facing suite in quiet building. Private entrance: $720/mo, incl heat, h/w & hydro avl April 15th/ May 1st, phone 604-726-4884 Beautiful Large Suites 2 BR from $1325, avail now or May 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease $300 move in allowance for 2 BR suite. 604-986-3866
1 bdrm- $1,025-$1250 Spacious, pool, storage, heat & hw, dw, quiet,
LYNN VALLEY, 3 BR top flr, hardwood, cat ok, $1400, May 1 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 & 3 BR, 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. ★ Bach $895. Views, Storage. Parking avail. NO PETS. 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com
concrete, by shops, Cat Ok
2 BR Garden Suite
Opening onto manicured gardens. In high-end rental building, overlooking Victoria Park. No Pets. $1975/mo. To view, Please call 604-988-1509 www.ottmann-properties.com 2 BR highrise exc view, 5th flr h/wd flr, 2 bath, W. 16th Lonsdale ns np, $1850 1 May 604-904-8599 2 BR Large $1125, Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. 920 sf, drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl., Lynn Valley 604- 987- 4922 2BR, Manager Special, $1045, Central Lons, patio, carpet, n/p, 160 E 20th. NOW, 604-988-3227
1 BRS $925 - $985 incl heat/hw& cable, 250 E 2nd. ns, np. now 1 yr lease large balc. 778-886-3250
CENTRAL LONSDALE, large updated 1 BR, cat ok $975, 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net CENTRAL & LOWER Lonsdale renov’d & bright w/view, 1 br from $850, 2 br from $1200, 3 br + from $1800. Immed 604-725-4873
412 - 560 Raven Woods Dr. 2 br, 1 bath, 761sf, balc. new carpets, 1yr lease, np, ns, now, $1450 Eric Royal Pacific Prop. 604-723-7368
A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN..
GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.
in Lynn Valley, heat & hot water incl’d, ug prkg, some apts. are reno’d, near bus, shops & parks. 1 & 2 brs, quiet area, 1 cat ok, No dogs, No smoking 604-980-9219
TIME BUILDING, 155 W 1st St, Great views, Designer colours make this 2 br & 2 bath, 1150 sq ft Lower Lonsdale top flr condo ideal. Granite counter & SS appls, np ns, $2300. 1 prkg + storage. Avail May 1. Tim 604-925-3171 WOODCROFT: 1, 2 BR 1 year lease. ns, np. Utils. incld. COLLIERS - 604-926-2012
EXEC 2 br & den condo. 152 East 12th St near Lonsdale. 1100 sqft, 7 appl, 2 baths, gas f/p, sec prkg, wood floors, large patio. $2100 Immed or May 1. Century 21 Prudential. 604-232-3039
WOODCROFT 1 Br enclosed bancony, incl all utils, prkg, security, gym/pool $895 604-813-7312 WOODCROFT - Whitecliff Bldg, 16th flr, 2 BDRM, North facing, mtn view, rec ctre, pool. May 15. n/s n/p 604-988-6227, 318-0800
Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR Avail Now. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls.
Apartments & Condos
West Van Apt. Rentals
2025 BELLEVUE Ave W.V. Oceanview 1 Br, cat OK, Senior Discount. 604-913-0734 1 BDRM Recently reno’d 800sf, available in quiet waterfront building, exceptional ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment
2 bd 2 bth & Super Views! 2 bd is a ’lofted area’ good size could be office/den too! Updated, feels like a house! 2 decks pool , gym, sauna hot tub, tennis courts $2295 www.manderrealestate.com Royal LePage 604-926-6011 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 DUCHESS 590 - 17th St 1 Br d/w, n/p, n/s. Avail May1st. By appt. 604-926-1010 GARDEN BACH. furnished $790 bright clean private, kitchenette, suit 1 ns, np, need car, Hwy 1 & Cypress, Immed. 604-922-3004 LG 1 BR, NE corner, Ambleside, quiet adult concrete bldg, ns/np, no elev, now/Apr 1. 604.808.1029 Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach, 1 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Av 604-926-6287 PARK TERRACE 1766 Duchess Ave. Penthouse - beautiful view, 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, d/w. May 1st, $2,405/mth, no pets. Call for appt. 604-926-3493
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your energy, charisma and clout reach a yearly high. I didn’t add “effectiveness” because we’re in the middle of a Mercury retro period, a bad time to start anything new (lasting to April 23). Even so, your luck is strongly buoyant, and the “payoff” for past efforts or good deeds could arrive now (or anytime to early June). If you’re single, someone is attracted! Your charisma and energy are doubly strong Sunday/ Monday – “lightning strikes!” Realize that you have to co-operate with a powerful, somewhat sluggish, but perhaps elevated individual. Grab the money Tuesday. A lucky week! Taurus April 20-May 20: Government agencies or “head ofﬁce” steer your possibilities Sunday/Monday. Go with the ﬂow. New circumstances, new trends are entering your private world – now to 2019. You might soon be working with or attending a large corporation or institution. Don’t be fazed by this – you have the skills required. If stress builds, learn to relax, play golf, yoga, whatever. Fifteen years of career worry ends; 15 years of “wide friendships” begins. Rest, lie low Sunday/Monday. Something lucky brews beneath the surface or behind the scenes before Thursday. Chase money Thursday onward. Gemini May 21-June 20: Wishes come true, especially Sunday, especially old wishes. Romance, or a ﬂirty friendship, or happiness of another sort seems imminent – so does fulﬁlment around a legal, far travel, international or intellectual matter. But be realistic, cautious also – a “go slow” signal exists. Could mean “watch what you wish for,” or it might hint that wishes are fulﬁlled, but in a quiet or sober way. Your popularity is rising, friendly romance occurs, new friends come, especially Thursday onward. Optimism soars! (Retreat, rest Monday eve to midweek.) Fifteen years of “true career” begins.
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Cancer June 21-July 22: Be ambitious, this week and the next two. You could grab a promotion, or elevate your worth in the eyes of higher-ups (or cultivate a VIP and gain a prestigious new client, contract or business opening, etc.). This week starts with a jolt (of luck or nerves or ambition) Sunday. You’ll have to combine or merge competing situations to succeed – probably a need to reconcile home with career, gain your spouse’s or kids’ co-operation, etc. The potential for success is tremendous, so make every effort! This week begins 15 years of true understanding, spiritual recognition, and, resulting, true love. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: You’ve suffered 15 years of gullibility, deception, disillusionment and suspicion. (On the positive side, 15 years of spiritual awakening.) This week marks the end of that – though such long trends tend to dissolve slowly, now is the turn-around time. Think, contemplate the broad picture, and you should sense some clues to this change. The next 15 years bring a heightened sense of poetic mystery and nuance, sexual longing, deep spiritual intuition and subtle glamour – a better inﬂuence! The next eight years also feature mental awareness, and true love – wedded love. Sunday reveals! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Sunday’s the centre point of a huge life change. The actual events can have occurred in March, or can happen over the weeks ahead. But they centre on this day, and this week. The events: a ﬁnancial rearrangement or debt, a sexual lust or liaison, a commitment, a lifestyle change, a health diagnosis or surgery, a piece of detective work or research project. It’s destined to change your life. You’ll have to overcome ﬁnancial “slowness” or caution. Believe in your luck! Be ambitious late week. Fifteen years of unhealthy relationships end: 15 years of “true relationship” begins.
PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s now or Apr 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800
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West Van Apt. Rentals
Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated
1 & 2 Bdrm Suites 1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.)
Spectacular Views, Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Pool Rent includes all utilities.
604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive
THE BOULDERS, $4200/mo, 2 br, 2.5 bath, 2 very large patios, hardwood, Miele appls. granite counters, flr to ceiling windows, 180° views, ns, np, Brit. Prop. appt. Pat. 604-916-0098
1 BR Furnished condo, Ravenwoods, avail May 1st. 6 mths or 1 yr. $1400, ns np. 604-924-8177
2 BR, Westlynn furn tv, kit & i/net. cbl, np$1350incl util 604-987-2691
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 LOVELY 1 bdr apt in fully reno Heritage House, 850 sq ft, prv ent & patio, gas f/p, insuite w/d, d/w, fully outfitted, modern furn, walk to shops, restau, Seabus, n/s Avail April 1, $1600, 604-987-6824 QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites www.lionsgatesuites.com
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Start nothing new before April 23. Look to the past or to ongoing ventures, relationships. Your success is inextricably tied to relationships, and/or to opportunities, relocation, litigation, negotiation, fame or the public. Sunday can bring a jolt in these – e.g., love at ﬁrst sight – but without the infatuation, gooey-eyed stuff – this is alert, exciting, alive, realistic. Downplay your conservative, reluctant, skeptical or cautious side. (If someone says, “You look sad,” it’s a clue to brighten up!) Love “elevates” late week. Your employment picture changes now to 2025. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Something unexpected happens at work this week, especially Sunday. Follow safety procedures, don’t work while tired, be patient, careful with electricity, machines and computers, or avoid them if you can. I’ve emphasized the dangers, but there’s also luck here: you might be called into work because someone didn’t show, or you’re the trouble-shooter in an emergency, etc., which can set you up for praise, promotion now or soon. Be good-natured! Fifteen years of love’s obsessive puzzlement ends; 15 years of love’s good sweetness begins. You’ll believe me, come June/July and 2012! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Sunday could provide a love shock. It’s illuminating. But it will only be lucky if you can balance impulse with caution (without letting caution win) and money or earnings considerations (or possessions) with your need to express yourself, to be yourself. (Sartre said we’re the slave of our possessions.) All that said, this is a hugely lucky week (and month, and quarter) for romance, children, creativity, school, travel, beauty, art and speculation! Opportunities arise Thursday/ Friday. Fifteen years of indecision, rootlessness end; 15 years of “deep home” begin.
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4/5 BR exec view home rec room, 4 baths, 2 fp, B. Prop W. Van, dbl garage $3500. 604-720-2913
5 BR, 2.5 bath, 2 level, Ballantree Rd. W. Van. 3385 sf, new reno’d, hardwood, 2 fp, avail Apr 15, ns, np, $3650, 604-469-1148 AMBLESIDE, WEST VAN 3/4 br, 2.5 bath, finished bsmt, 5 appl, South View, lane. N/S. Open Sun Apr. 3rd 1-2 pm @ 1465 Ottawa. $2,750. Ruth 604-970-7957 DEEP COVE, view, 2500sf, 4 br +den, 2 bath, $2500+utils, ns, np, 604-929-4110 evenings 7-9
DEEP COVE waterfront cottage 2 br f/p, new hardwood, lrg sundeck garage, ns $2375 604-929-5191 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm
HOUSE w/1 bdrm suite, very central location, close to skytrain..$1,188/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca
Betwixt & Between? Why not? Furry Creek ’Escape City (20 mins) Rural Life, golf, recreation bonus, 3 bd den, ss appls. Huge Views, Dble Garage, price wow $2995/ Beauty in Bayridge 4 bd 3 bth two level. Never before rented Home Pride evident! Updated ss appls some hwd Everything Top Notch In cul de sac $3995/ Cypress Estate Rocks! Views! Rockridge & Private Schools! 4 bd 4 bth Contemporary Classic, hwd open plan hwd river rock fp Huge entry, skylights! $4495/ Unbeatable West Coast Sunsets! Stunning ss marble flooring, hwd, new carpet, studio, plus4 bd with loft, 4 bth Tram ride to waterfront! Contemporary $5995/ Street of Dreams Huge View Hollyburn Country Club Close by and private/public schools! 5 bd den hwd ss appls ball court, pool, two huge family rooms, 2 laundrys, Dble Garage $6195/ Skyscraper Views, Whitby Estate. Concrete, tile, wide plank hwd, gym, wine room, 5 bd 6 bth, den, media. Architecturally Stunning! Garage, Avail 4 yrs! $9995/ www.manderrealestate.com Royal LePage Northshore Diana 604-7657-4508
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1 BR IN spacious home for n/s female. Furn or unfurn, internet, w/d, $495 incl. 604-980-2106 1 LARGE room in 2 br apt. NVan Lonsdale incl utils, female r/mate nr all amens $650. 604-307-8654 LOVELY PRIVATE room, suits ns female, kitchen, dining & living rms, $575 incl heat/light, furn. cable, net, computer, May 1st, 2 blks to Lonsdale, 778-885-8864
1 BDRM bsmt suite, large, np, ns, $885+utils, Nr. bus, L Valley & Lonsdale, Apr 1, 604-807-5531 1 BR bsmt suite, new, $650. Upper Lynn Valley, avail now, ns np 604-980-6653, 604-985-8736 1 BR grd flr ste, ns, np, need ref's, $900/mth. Dollarton area. Avail May 1st. 604-929-3059 1 BR upper Lonsdale, sunny, own entry, prkg, wd, incld utils, ns, np, suit 1 $930, May 1, 604-929-5368
2 BDRM suite in new house. Ground level with patio, 10’ ceilings, fireplace, 1000 sq ft, insuite laundry, $1500 per mo + util. avail immed, no pets, 604-929-4824
2 BDRM upper $1750+util. Chesterfield/24th. d/w, f/p, shared w/d, n/s, May 1 604-617-5083 2 BR bsmt bright, small, Grand Blvd area, share wd, suit 1 quiet ns, np, Apr 15th, 604-983-2324 2 BR bsmt suite above ground, 1100sf, own wd, fp, Dollarton area, cov’d prkg, ns, np, $1350, avail May 1, 604-728-6962 2 BR, fully reno’d, spacious garden suite, wd, dw, laminate flrs, large back yard, Brtish Prop. ns, np, $1500+utils, incl net & cable, immed, 604-723-8050 2 BR, ground floor. reno’d, view Grand Blvd area. 5 appls, ns, np, $1450+utils, now, 604-715-2084
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1998 DODGE Neon $2750 Very Clean AC, PS, PB, good tires, 604-802-2344
2001 JAGUAR S-Type 3.0 Auto, Black on white, 139km. Perf. cond. $6,188. Tel: 778-322-3598
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2 BR, quiet, near Edgemont Village, 4 appl, patio, $1300/mth, no pets. May 1st. 604-980-2885
2 BR’S MOVE IN ALLOWANCE (1/2 mnth move in, 1/2 mnth renewal). 5 appls, 1.5 bath, variable lse term, NP/NS, Rent s t a r t / $ 1 4 35 . T o v i e w c a l l 604-986-0511
3 Br. large $1720. now or May 1, Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, playground, private yard, 1300sf, drapes, heat & prkg incld. dw, 1.5 baths, 1 yr lease. no pets, #1228 Emery Pl. Lynn Valley 604-987- 4922
3 BR grnd lvl, G Blvd close to all ammens, ns, small pet ok Apr 15 $1600+50%util, OR 2 br upper $1400+50% utils. 604-762-5308
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2007 Acura MDX SH AWD, Only 26k, Technology pkg, silver/black, balance of factory warranty, immaculate.$34,850 2005 Toyota 4 Runner Sport Edition, V8, AWD, side steps, auto, alloys, moon roof, 97k, immaculate. $23,850 2003 BMW X5 3.0 AWD, Only 70k, just serviced, new Michelin tires, exceptional condition. $19,850 2004 Mercedes Benz E320 Luxury Sedan, Local, one owner, full Mercedes service history, brilliant silver/black, extra clean. $18,850 2002 Toyota 4 Runner SR5, 4x4, 123k, auto, a/c, pwr windows, local, alloys, hard to ﬁnd. $13,850 Only 57,000kms 2004 Mercedes Benz C240 Classic, Auto, alloys, a/c, local, one owner, excellent value. $14,850 Only 40,000kms 2004 Jeep Liberty Ltd, 6 cyl, auto, alloys, moon roof, “trail rated,” hard to ﬁnd in this condition. $13,850 Only 81,000kms 1998 BMW Z3 Convertible, 6 cyl, 5 spd, alloys, very well serviced, a must see. $12,850 Only 73,000kms 2005 Toyota Corolla, 4dr, auto, a/c, local, well serviced. Only $8,850 Only 67,000kms 2007 Hyundai Accent GL, Auto, pwr windows, a/c, new tires, balance of factory warranty, excellent value. $8,850
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3 BR, w/d, d/w, hardwood, unfinished bsmt, near 2nd Narrows bridge, 2 prkg, $1700 + utils, now 604-433-0365, 604-319-0362
3 BR, 2 bath, top flr. deck, fp, 5 appl, lower Mtn. Hwy ns, np, now/ May 1, $1500+util, 604-929-2919 3 BR, central Lonsdale, own entry, w/d, i/net, 2 bath, $2000incl utils, main flr, April 1, Nr Amens. 604-720-7649 / 715-2466
3 BR, 2.5 baths, Westview, fp, 5 appls, rec. facilities, prkg, np, ns, Apr 1. $1850. 604-921-4384
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HOME SERVICES 8030
CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270 DECKS BY DALE Specializing in cedar decks, new, repair & reno. 30 yrs exp. WCB 604-984-6997
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FRIENDLY, Professional, Crown mouldings, baseboard, casings rough framing. 778-233-0559
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ABSOLUTE PROFICIENCY DD Haul & Delivery. Loads from $30 each. David 604-512-7471 CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101
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PRO GAS - North Shore Furnaces, boilers, gas fitting. Service & installation. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca
NO HST! til Apr. 30
A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319
EXP’D RELIABLE cleaner, earth friendly cleaning products, $18/hr, Refs avail. 604-924-4549
A & P ELECTRIC Lic. Electrical Contractor, EC Lic. 103364. Alex 604-600-4441
Plywood Kitchen Cabinets & Refacing, Counter Tops • In business 50 years 604-879-9191
GEMINI CLEANING for 1 time & regular cleaning service. Insured. Free est. Refs. 604-988-4634
ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276
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QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522
GREAT RATES, fast service. Rouz Electric #89724 Free est. Satisfaction guar. 604-765-3329
EXP’D CLEANER uses non-toxic products. References available. Call Yolanda, 778-228-8228
LICENSED ELECTRICIAN (#15232) Reas. rates. Small jobs ok 604-985-6654, 604-377-2200
Onsite Computer Repair FREE ESTIMATES Visa & M/card Call Chris 604-998-2273
CONCRETE by Floors • Patios Garage Pads Stairs • Driveways Sidewalks Exposed Aggregate Specialists Serving the North Shore for 50 years Free Estimates Aldo 604-834-8643 Todd 778-867-7349 Off. 604-291-6167 ANY CEMENT Repairs rock walls patios, sidewalks, drainage. 30 + yrs exp. Exc Ref’s 604-354-9178
CONCRETE FORMING & framing, concrete work & retaining walls. Small/big job 604-360-2082 ECO-MIX CONCRETE Ltd. specialize in delivering any amount. 604.961.6184 or ecomix@telus EXP’D CEMENT Finisher. I can form, place & finish any concrete job. Peter 604-988-8856 anytime
EXP FRAMING CREW looking for work on NORTH SHORE. Avail Immed, call 604-831-5525
DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000
A PLUS TAPING & DRYWALL High quality, reasonable rates. Free estimates. 604-715-0400 ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321
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604-716-1662 DHALIWAL GARDENING & LANDSCAPING Full yard maintenance, trimming, pruning, new & re-landscaping Residential • Commercial
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Lawn Mowing - $25 Aerating Power Raking Fertilizing General Clean-ups Fully insured WCB covered Res/Comm Service
604-984-4433 Contact Cari
Cert. horticulturists 604-518-5661 Scott H. Design & Maintenance KatsuraLandscaping.ca
We also Prune, Top and do General Garden Clean-up
★CNN Landscaping ★ Weeding ★pruning ★ all your garden needs Free est. Nick 778-840-6573
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one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865
TEEPEE CONSTRUCTION Ultra Mini Excavator Can access areas as narrow as 2’ 3’’ Concrete breaking, underpinning, trenching, stump removal, rock placement, landscaping 604-802-1156 604.649.1213 CEL 604.984.2313 Res/comm, Excavating, Bobcat, Trucking, Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Drainage, Landscaping. Hrly/Contract. Free Estimates.
Affordable Fencing & Decking Quality workmanship for 25 yrs. on the N. Shore, 604-929-6669 FRIENDLY FENCE 778-386-3201.
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
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Mark 604.603.7133 COVE RENOVATIONS ❍ flooring ❍ tile ❍ finishing ❍ painting
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CARPET, VINYL & HARDWOOD Repair & Replace. Material sales Dwight, 778-322-6048 I’ll show you the inexpensive route www.fccarpets.shawwebspace.ca
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604-202-6118 A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds Renos Carpentry cabinet, drs, lam-
inate, tiles, drywall, paint. 761-7745
ABLE BODIED for gardening & household needs - 604-649-5536 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677
ALL HOME REPAIRS semiretired master carpenter. Kitchen, stairs, sundecks, etc. All work guar. Karl 604-985-5144
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• New Lawn Installs • Replace Old Lawn • Lawn Drainage • Landscaping • Paving
PRO GAS - North Shore Gas fireplaces. Repair & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca
RITS GUTTER CLEANING & repairs, power washing. Quick & affordable No HST 604-897-7487
• Design & Consultation • Lawns & Hedges • Water Features • Patios & Pathways • Retaining Walls • Irrigation & Lighting www.katsuraLandscaping.ca
DHALIWAL GARDENING & Landscaping. Full yard mtce, trimming, pruning 604-889-0263 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hardscaping & Landscaping. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. 604 782-4322
Lee Gardener: Lawn maint. Free est. Spring clean-up, power raking, trim, Hedges 604-720-6578 NORTH VAN LANDSCAPING Aerating, power raking, fertilizing, lawn mowing, garden cleanups. 778-340-LAWN
AVAIL FOR SMALL JOBS. Tiles-Painting-Renos. Only North Shore area. Doug 604-351-1313
Paul Sato Gardening, Lawn Cut, Power Rake, Aerating, Fertilzer, Hedge Trim, Pruning, Weeding, Yard Cleanup. 604-298-5597
PRECISION TOOLS, Handyman Service. Fix those nagging problems. Call Mike - 604-925-6381
TREES • HEDGES • SHRUBS Pruning.Shaping.Removal. Fruit Topiary. Wolfgang 604-738-4016
SEYMOUR LAWN MAINTENANCE • Gardening • Spring Clean-Up • Hedge Trimming • Lawn Installation • Weeding • & More!
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Aeration, Lime, Fertilizer, Moss Control
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GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220 GREEN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Hedge trimming, tree pruning, yard maintenance, removal, Mike 983-3586 J & R Lawncare Cut & trim $25 & up• hedges • power washing • trash removal. John 778 988 5296 JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126
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M. GILL Gardening - Lawn care. Com & Residential, Power raking, Fertilize, Weed Hedge Trims, Prune. Free Est. 778-898-4922
PRUNING & YARD CLEAN-UP, mtnce, power rake, power wash hedges. Russel, 604-761-0830
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604.980.MOVE (6683) 1 OR 2 Men with big or small truck affordable moving, rubbish removal, Pls. Call 604-925-3186
TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 • firstname.lastname@example.org • TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK
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LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. Spring clean-up, all your gardening needs. 604-788-9687
Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance
• Pruning, weeding etc. • Design & advice • Organic veg. garden • Professional & experienced • Reasonable rates
2011 Special $95 for Aeration, Moss Control & Fertilizer
We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac
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Gutters, Windows, Pressure Washing, small repairs, etc. Free Est. Chris 604-377 -6104
Moving & Storage
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117
ADVANTAGE LANDSCAPING Lawn, garden install+maint. moss control, power rake, aerate, remove rubbish John 604-988-9636
DESIGN INSTALL MAINTAIN
NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp on the N. Shore. No job to small.. Will 604-805-1582
Performance Garden Service
ADANAC GUTTERS- Installation of continuous gutters, cleaning & repairs. Call ....604-676-1085
1 to 3 Men
★ Sales & installation of 5’’ continuous gutter ★ Minor repairs ★ Cleaning
CUSTOM STONEWORK & LANDSCAPES For over 50 years! 604-834-8643 604-291-6167
1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From
LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687
2011 Special incl aeration, moss control & fertilizer - all for $95 All Area Gardening 604-926-1526 /604-726-9153
Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets
Installed • Cleaned • Repaired
DESIGN INSTALL MAINTAIN
$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com
Lawn & Garden
Donald Graham Antiques AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476
SEASONAL LAWN MAINTENANCE
SUNRISE PAINTING Drywall repair, textured ceiling & mouldings. Cell 604-657-6465
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Fancy Decks made with quality material. See our work at www.metrods.com call Paul 604-787-7484
Small Jobs to rewires, lighting control, new houses, repairs. Insured & bonded. Knob & tube replacement specialist. Lic. #23726. Call Chris, 604-788-3864
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Natural & Cultured Stone New & Repairs North Shore based
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604-258-7300 cell: 604-417-5917
ARCADIA STONEWORK bricks, blocks, natural, cultured & paving stones. Alex - 778-895-6170
A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700
MASTER STONEMASON, Local, Experienced, fireplaces, facing, walls, stairs. Ivan 604-649-2271
A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451
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HOME SERVICES Call ThE Experts 8220
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WINDOWS & DOORS
With Silverfern, You’re in Good Hands
JB’s PAINTING • 99/room – Int/Exterior $
•Professional, Reliable • Licensed & Insured • North Shore co. est. 2001
RICKY DEWAN PAINTING Interior - Exterior - Strata • Pressure Washing • Small Repairs
604-299-5831 – Cell 604-833-7529
Cell 604-657-6465 or 604-987-6560 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 QUICK RESPONSE Painting & Pressure Washing. 25 yrs exp. 604-551-4267 or 604-987-8159
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WALTER’S PLUMBING & HEATING Providing Excellent Service on the North Shore for the Past 12 Years
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604.985.0567 #1 BARGAIN rate on plumbing & drainage. No job too small.Ken 604-987-2890 cell 604-328-7439 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.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
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SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $65/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy
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Power Washing A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE
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• 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
Serving the North Shore since 1963
Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More
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Winner of Gold & Silver Georgie Awards
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FORTIF CONSTRUCTION INC Custom Renovations North Shore Company BBB, Reno Mark.ca. GVHBA.org Stefan@604-202-1264 free estimates www.fortif.ca
HOT WATER TANKS & PLUMBING Max 604-506-6544
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ALLWAYS Pressure Washing Comm/res. Driveways, sidewalks Spring Special 604-985-0402
Renovations & Home Improvement
John Pratt: 604-763-6423 ALLAN CONSTRUCTION Reno’s, kitchens, baths, electric #36953 tiling, carpentry 987-8453
small ❏ You need another bedroom ❏ The carport could be a two-car garage ❏ One bathroom just isn’t enough anymore
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We Fix The “EXCEPTS…”
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Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567 NORTH SHORE WINDOWS LTD Windows, doors & finishing carpentry. 604-839-0636
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ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)986-4026/805-8463
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EVOLVE CONSTRUCTION Ltd Renos, Restoration, Extensions, kitch/bath. Est 10 yrs North Shore Gavin 604-329-3725
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Vancouver Division Since 1985
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SPRING SPECIALS WCB – Fully Insured
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604-773-4549 Spring Cleanups - Driveways, walkways, etc. Get rid of that moss & mess around your home or work.
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#145 - 4631 Shell Road Richmond, B.C. V6X 3M4
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20 15 yrs of Service on the North Shore!
MANUFACTURER REBATES ON NOW!
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PLUMBING BY BILL Installation, repairs Honest & reliable 604-980-0993
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All types of Rooﬁng Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates
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WESTCOAST ROOFING SYSTEMS
ABSOLUTE PROFICIENCY DD HAUL & DELIVERY meeting all your needs, ‘quality workmanship delivered with pride’. Loads from $30 each Please call David
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Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs
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Re-Rooﬁng & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available
604-591-3500 NEW CANADIAN ROOFING LTD. Over 15 yrs experience All types of Rooﬁng Reasonable Rates WCB Insured
604-716-8528 Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086 CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913
Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925
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$ BEST RATES $
Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB
Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585
A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) ★ ★ ★ ★
15 Years Experience Tree & Stump Removal Prunning & Trimming View Work
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★AAA★ TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500
We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195
MORRIS THE TREE MAN LTD Removals, trimming, thinning. 5m insurance, WCB 604-985-2828
ACKER’S Rubbish Removal pick-up & deliveries. Quick. 7 day Fast / reliable. Spencer 924-1511
NORTH SHORE TREE & Hedge Certified arborist. Fully Insured Call Daryl 604-988-4479
BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable.
ROBIN’S 604-986-4091 Expert Tree Care - Cert. Arborist. 25 yrs exp. Fully Ins.
Roof, Chimney & Skylight Repairs WCB Licensed
J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079
★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days 604-727-6153
NORTH SHORE HOME SERVICES LTD
•Window Cleaning • Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning
DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193
Serving the North Shore since 1963
Spring Cleaning? Spring Garage Sale Special Tu r n c lu t t e ry o u r 10 LINES c a s h w in t o
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