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NORTH Vancouver federal candidates Nick Jones (left), Michael Charrois, Greg Dowman, Andrew Saxton and Taleeb Noormohamed answer questions from constituents at an all-candidates meeting at Mount Seymour United Church Monday night.

North Van’s top cop leaving RCMP Supt. Tonia Enger goes back to school for a year and won’t be back James Weldon

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NORTH Vancouver’s police chief is leaving the detachment little more than two years after she took up the job. RCMP Supt. Tonia Enger broke the news to members of the force and the community’s SUPT. Enger: “. . . this two municipal councils last week. Enger, who particular opportunity is took over as chief in February 2009, will be only going to come once stepping down in mid-August to enroll in a in my career. . . .” year-long educational program based outside British Columbia. “It’s unfortunate that I am moving on as early as I am, but I do have to look after my career,” she said, in an interview with the North Shore News. “I think from a broader perspective, it’s an area that I have a gap in regards to education.” Enger didn’t name the program — like many police officers, she’s cautious

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about revealing exactly where and when she’ll be in her off hours — but described it as a graduate-level course at the Canadian Forces College that focuses on strategic issues in policy making and politics. Only a select few individuals are invited to join, she said. Enger, who has switched detachments more than a dozen times in a 24-year career, said on her arrival in North Vancouver that her assumption of command here would mark an end to an itinerant phase. In an interview with the North Shore News in May that year, she said she had “no intention of going anywhere.” That plan changed, however, when Enger was approached by the head of the Canadian Forces program about two months ago, she explained. She had been “exploring educational opportunities” for about a year, she said, and when this one came along, it was too good to pass up. “My intentions were to stay here,” said Enger. “I have been approached on a number of fronts to take other opportunities and moves beyond this one, and I’ve said ‘No.’ But . . . I know this particular opportunity is only going to come once in my career . . . I don’t think anyone would have turned down.” The response from her colleagues and employers has been positive on the whole, she said. “Some of the reaction is of course disappointed that I’m moving on, but it’s also very supportive that I’m trying to expand my horizons.” City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto admitted the move surprised him, but said on the whole it wouldn’t be disruptive for the detachment or the community.

But for Wyee — a Telus employee who drives across the Lower Mainland each day to install TVs, phones and Internet connections in homes — the region’s rising gas prices cut too deep into his paycheques. “It’s tough. I’m filling up about three times a week and it’s just too expensive,” said Wyee, who plans to move back

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NORTH VANCOUVER

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EElection

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Greg Dowman Green Party

Michael Charrois NDP

Nick Jones Independent

*Andrew Saxton Conservative

Taleeb Noormohamed Liberal

Your age?

48

44

43

34

47

Residence in riding?

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East Vancouver

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Yes. Born here too.

Which is more important, the party or the candidate?

The party. Collectively, the candidates tell the story of the party. We have professional artists and 40 per cent women among our candidates.

I would say party because of the national nature of the election. We have candidates in nearly every riding to clearly be a national party, one for which people can vote in their ridings. We need to be a good voice to present positions on the Green Party of Canada.

Candidate. I am running as an independent candidate because I believe the parties interfere with: 1) an MP’s ability to actually represent his/her riding and as a result, 2) the ability for our democracy to function properly, e.g. Parliament is effectively controlled by the leaders of the political parties.

The candidate. We rely on our MPs to represent our interests. For example, a significant amount of North Vancouver’s public infrastructure would not survive a major earthquake. Your MP should ensure both that there is sufficient budget for public infrastructure and that North Vancouver receives an appropriate share.

Politics is a team sport. In order to get things done in Ottawa, you need to be part of a party. That said, voters should support a candidate that reflects their values and priorities.

What do you promise to do for your riding if elected?

I would give 10 per cent of my salary, or $15,000, to North Vancouver arts groups.

Listen to the people, do what we say we will do with inputs and if unable to accomplish goals, explain why. As we have seen through this and many elections, promises are made and then not met. This leads to disengagement of the people.

I will regularly communicate with North Vancouver voters and gather direction on key issues. I will actively investigate and drive improvements to the dysfunctional political system. After one year, I will survey the riding and if 51 per cent of voters are unsatisfied with my performance, I will resign.

I would fight hard for North Vancouverites and the interests of North Vancouver. I will use technology and regular, frank dialogue with constituents to ensure I hear concerns in our community.

I will keep fighting for North Vancouver, and build on my record of delivering for North Vancouver. I will continue to ensure that North Vancouver has a seat at the table in Ottawa.

Long-form census: Keep it or scrap it?

We will restore the long-form census.

It should be kept since any organization needs good data to run effectively. Census data helps Canada’s leaders and policy makers to make informed decisions.

Canadian census data is worldrenowned and highly valuable to Canadian governments and businesses. We need to keep the long form to continue offering that data.

Keep it. Our community’s interests are paramount and the census helps to ensure our community receives an appropriate share.

The long-form census will be delivered to more households this year than any in Canadian history. I encourage all Canadians to fill out the census.

Long gun registry: Keep it or scrap it?

We have to register vehicles, dogs and other weapons— I say keep it.

Keep it, but make it less onerous and work better. For example, rural Canadians and First Nations may feel criminalized by owning a long gun.

We should ask Canada’s police forces about the long gun registry. If they see real value in it, we should keep it. Otherwise scrap it.

Keep it. It is important to protect individuals from gun crime and our police officers have said, time and again, they need it.

Scrap it. Criminals don’t register their guns in any case. We will focus more time and energy on tackling crime.

F-35 contract: Keep it or scrap it?

Scrap the F-35s and invest in ships to defend our coastline and assert arctic sovereignty.

There are reports that the cost as shown to taxpayers doesn’t actually include engines. There appears to be options for other proven aircraft for less money.

Replacing our CF-18s should be part of an overall Canadian Forces plan. We need to understand that plan before deciding on the F-35 contract.

Scrap it as it stands. Military families are relying on food banks. The first priority should be to ensure that frontline personnel are taken care of.

Keep it. It’s the best plane for the best price.

What is the role of Canada’s Armed Forces?

Currently we are a warmaking nation whereas most Canadians believe we should be peacekeeping.

The defence of Canada, the defence of North America in co-operation with the United States, and to contribute to international security.

Defend Canada against all aggressors. Support and help defend our allies against attack. Provide emergency aid both within Canada and internationally.

Canadian Forces help provide assistance after natural disasters in Canada and around the world. They also have an important role in building and keeping peace.

To defend Canadians, and Canada’s interests around the world.

Which is worse, a minority government or a coalition government?

You leave out the worst of the worst: a Conservative majority government. Coalition and minority governments are not illegitimate in our Parliamentary democracy; they force parties to work together to find consensus.

Both are good; neither are worse. Many countries operate their national assembles as coalitions and also with minority components. We are seeing the ongoing description and speculation of ‘coalition’ as a dysfunctional state of government we may experience after this election. Where is the effort towards consensus building.

A minority. Minority governments are unstable and ineffective, e.g. the last five years and three elections. Given the current division of votes in Canada, a majority government is unlikely, so a coalition government is our only hope for a period of political stability, e.g. Germany’s successful history of coalitions.

I think Canadians want their elected representatives to work together for their communities. So the worst option is a party unwilling to permit co-operation in Parliament.

A Liberal-NDP-Bloc coalition government would ruin Canada. A minority government with Michael Ignatieff as prime minister — made up of the three parties that lost the election — would be undemocratic and hopelessly unstable. Thankfully, we have third choice — a strong, stable Conservative majority government.

Should Canada move to some form of proportional representation?

Absolutely. Far too many Canadian voices are unrepresented in Parliament with our current first-pastthe-post system.

Yes, without a doubt. It is sincerely time for this.

Maybe. The current system is broken. Saxton won with only 27 per cent of votes in 2008. We must find and adopt a better electoral system.

It is clear that our current system is in need of democratic reform. How we achieve it will require compromise and significant debate.

Maybe. But such a change should be initiated by the people, not self-interested politicians.

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NV activist will take on Clark in byelection NV Fight HST campaigner Eddie Petrossian seeks Point Grey seat Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

FORMER North Vancouver Conservative candidate and antiHST campaigner Eddie Petrossian said he will submit papers this weekend to run in the Point Grey byelection, where Premier Christy Clark is seeking a seat.

Point Grey is the riding recently vacated by former premier Gordon Campbell.

Petrossian said he plans to run as an independent in the race because “I really feel the two choices in that riding are not enough.” Clark is facing off against civil liberties campaigner David Eby, who is running for the NDP, and Vancouver school board employee Francoise Raunet, representing the Green Party. Petrossian lives in North Vancouver, but said he doubts the fact he doesn’t live in the ridingisanissue.Petrossian,who is completing a master’s degree

Eddie Petrossian in leadership at Trinity Western, said he’ll be concentrating on issues like the impact of inflation on seniors, the Broadway transit

corridor and the inability of small businesses in the area to stay afloat. In the last provincial election, Petrossian ran for the B.C. Conservatives, garnering just 529 votes. Most recently, he was involved in the campaign against the HST. “I’m still opposed to the HST,” he said. Petrossian said he’d like to see the tax reduced by one or two percentage points. He’d also like to see the number of items taxed under the HST reduced. “It’s hurting a lot of middle- to low-income individuals,” he said. Most recently, Petrossian was a member of the B.C. First Party, started by some of the

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anti-HST campaigners. But he said he has “temporarily resigned” from the party in order to run as an independent in the byelection. Petrossian said he thinks it’s “highly presumptuous” for Clark to assume she’s a shoe-

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the concurrent 17 per cent drop in incidents in Lower Lonsdale and the improved co-ordination with the West Vancouver police, she acknowledged she would be leaving some things unfinished. “This wasn’t in my immediate plan; I had a vision for probably the next couple of years, rolling out the full crime reduction model,” said Enger. “My utopia would be a true integration with West Vancouver in all of our tactical responses.” The superintendent said she considers British Columbia her home, but whether or not she’ll be back is an open question. “I’m going to miss the people here from the detachment and from the community,” she said. “I can say for sure that if I come back to B.C., the North Shore will be in my sights to live.”

“I certainly understand her reasons; she’s being promoted, basically,” he said. “This is quite an honour to get this kind of training. We want to see people do the best they can; you want to encourage them to move forward.” Mussatto said he and District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton, together with other members of the policing committee, would be looking at their options in the coming weeks, initially focusing on the possibility of promoting from within the detachment to fill Enger’s spot. Already, the mayors had identified a “very talented male and very talented female” officer, either of whom might potentially be able take up the reins, said Mussatto. If those didn’t work out, however, the committee would expand its search to other areas of the national police force. Mussatto said he believed the detachment would be able to make the transition more or less seamlessly. “We have a good, stable group of officers,” he said. “I’m very confident we can find a successor.” While Enger said she was pleased with what she had accomplished in her two years here — particularly with the expansion of the detachment’s targeted crime reduction program,

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VIEWPOINT Published by North Shore News a division of Postmedia Network Inc., 100-126 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 2P9. Doug Foot, publisher. Canadian publications mail sales product agreement No. 40010186.

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HILE most people have likely been taking a merciful break from politics this Easter weekend, our federal candidates are gathering their strength for the final lap of the campaign before the election. A late surge in NDP support notwithstanding, this race has failed to excite. It has become clear politicians were much more interested in having an election than were voters. Sure, the Tories would prefer to rule with a majority. And the Liberals would settle for just about anything other than continuing to prop up Stephen Harper’s Conservatives. But voters haven’t been impressed that these are urgent national issues. That’s reflected in the fact that nobody’s minds are changing. Polls have been remarkably static. In an effort to change that, we’ll likely see an increase in the use of scare

you said it “I almost had three head-on collisions with trucks coming towards me because people didn’t pull in far enough.” Colin Jackson, a contractor who often works on the port lands in North Vancouver, explains why he wants to see upgrades to the Low Level Road (from an April 17 news story). ••• “Who knows what it’s worth, but I don’t think it’s going to sell for $115 million, let’s put it that way.” Receiver David Bowra lays out the market situation facing the troubled Evelyn project in West Vancouver. Previous assessments listed the property’s value as high as $115 million (from an April 20 news story). ••• “I have to say I find the impact on Stella Jo Dean Park unacceptable, completely unacceptable.” City of North Vancouver Coun. Pam Bookham blasts the design of a three-tower development planned for the Safeway site at 13th and Lonsdale, and the 50-foot wall it would build around the park on 14th Street (from an April 22 news story).

tactics. On the Tory side, the idea that one political party might co-operate with another will be presented as akin to making a deal with Darth Vader. Liberals, meanwhile, will continue to suggest that Harper would sooner throw ailing grannies to the curb than reign in plans to spend on fighter jets and prisons. So far, these tactics have failed to change much in the court of public opinion. It would seem that unless a lot changes in a few days — always a possibility in politics — those of us who bother to vote will likely vote in much the same way as we did in the last election, probably with the same result. Apparently we like our governments a little constrained and a little forced to compromise. There’s a message for our politicians there.

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Listen to constituents on oil tankers Dear Editor: The issue of oil tankers and the proposed Enbridge pipeline was addressed at a recent North Vancouver all-candidates meeting, and the audience, consisting mainly of people 40 and over, was very vocal in support of a tanker ban. As co-founder of SEA, a group dedicated to raising social and environmental awareness in North Vancouver, last October I delivered more than 1,000 postcards to Andrew Saxton, signed by North Vancouver constituents, demanding an oil tanker ban on the coast of British Columbia — such as had once been established by the Liberal government in 1972. The position of these citizens is consistent with that of 80 per cent of British Columbians. It takes only common sense to understand that oil tankers going up and down the coast could easily result in disaster, perhaps due to technical oversight, perhaps due to human error. Indeed the proposed route goes right past Gil Island where the Queen of the North sank in 2006 because errors were made by those in command. Nothing can ensure that human error will not occur with Enbridge’s proposed plan to build a pipeline transporting Alberta tar sand oil over the pristine North British Columbian wilderness and loading it onto tankers in Kitimat. Not only is the proposal to allow oil tankers to cruise the coast unacceptable, but Enbridge has a terrible track record with respect to pipeline spills. At the all-candidates meeting at Mount Seymour

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United Church, the candidates were asked whether they would support a tanker ban off the coast of British Columbia. While Liberal, NDP and the Green party candidates all supported a tanker ban, as coincides with public opinion, Mr. Saxton announced that the Enbridge proposal has just been sent for environmental study. In my opinion, such a study is a complete waste of taxpayers’ money, as no reasonable study could ever approve such an inherently risky proposition. Mr. Saxton also equated a tanker ban with shutting down the ports, an equation that is, in my opinion, ridiculous.

What I found of particular interest was Mr. Saxton’s answer to the later question: Whether candidates, when faced with a conflict between party position and the position of their constituents, would support their constituents or their party. Mr. Saxton declared he would support his constituents. He has been visited by numerous delegations of citizens demanding a tanker ban. Eighty per cent of British Columbians want a tanker ban. Mr. Saxton is not supporting his constituents. Leslie Palleson North Vancouver

Leave regional park off-leash, says 79-year-old Dear Editor: Unfortunately I was unable to attend the information meeting about dog regulations in Capilano Regional Park last week. I am a 79 year old woman who has lived directly adjacent to the Capilano River trails and who has walked there with great pleasure for 45 years. Although I no longer have a dog I totally support those who walk with their dogs off leash. Almost two years ago I was dragged off my feet while walking my daughter’s large-ish dog. As a result, I fell over the side of the trail and severely broke my ankle. It took the combined effort of three paramedics and eight firemen to get me out to a waiting ambulance. Subsequently I had orthopedic surgery, spent six days in hospital and

three months of physiotherapy at Lions Gate Hospital. If the dog had not been on leash this would not have happened. Women who walk or run alone are vulnerable, to which I can also attest as about 15 years I was subjected to a stalker. After I notified the police, he was warned off, but it took me a long time to walk there again. In addition, the footpaths are very uneven and, particularly with runners, a dog on leash creates an added hazard. For the most part I have found people pretty conscientious about picking up after their dogs. The perceived threat to wildlife is overstated. I have never heard of any problem. Eileen Koochin, West Vancouver

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Sunday, April 24, 2011 - North Shore News - A7

Green dream and car fantasies hit the road

MY mother used to boast, tongue-in-cheek, that we were related to the great race-car driver Stirling Moss.

Moss had apparently been married to a distant relative of my dad’s, though we never met him or his wife. Our family’s close link to fabulous cars and their drivers continued when my parents rented out space in our garage to the owner of a gleaming MG. I also once dated somebody who drove an Alfa Romeo (it was his mother’s). Er, that’s it for my glamorous car stories. My husband Stanley’s devotion to cars has never amounted to much, either, though he cheerfully recalls his highschool sweetheart, a ’66 Corvair convertible. Beyond that, Stanley and I are not automotive people. It’s the upkeep that poses the problem. In the 1980s, we bought a vintage car from the mother of our friend John. A fastidious engineer, he’d preserved it in mint condition for her for years. We drove it into the ground within months. What can I say? We’re slobs. For some people, cars are a fetish. As you know, there are drivers who upgrade their

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Kate Zimmerman transport regularly. They can blather on about mileage, headroom, torque and whatnot, but I suspect that prestige is the key player in this scenario. The topic of car ownership zoomed into view lately at my house because it was time to return our solitary leased vehicle to the dealer. A couple of days before that, Stanley went down to the Northshore Auto Mall with visions of 2011 models doing victory laps around his cerebral cortex. He test-drove a few of the dowdier examples, then we concluded that even the lower end of new was beyond our price range. “I think we should just do without a car for a while, see how that works,” he said, the eternal optimist.

In the spirit of green-ness, I had to agree. Why couldn’t we be an ultra-virtuous family, whose members walk, bicycle or take public transit everywhere by choice? I pictured an entirely new routine in which the four of us would hop on a bus together and head to Lynn Valley Centre to pick up our daily servings of bean sprouts and bee pollen. Teenagers like nothing better than being seen in public doing wholesome things with their parents, I told myself. Stanley and Bart would sport beards to suit our new world view, and Petunia and I would let our armpit hair grow out to full braiding length. We’d only take off our bike helmets for Christmas dinner and Easter brunch. I imagined the pleasure I would suddenly take in the zany antics of squirrels. And all that exercise would surely make it easier for me to do up my pants. Honestly, I was all for it — or part of me was part for it, at least. It took me back to the days when I was a non-driver, in my early 20s. I had no kids then, and was able to organize my days around walking to and from work, stopping en route to do errands. I was slim, healthy

and didn’t have to spend money on gas. Millions of people live happily (and sadly) without cars. We could do it. Why not? Day 1: An appointment downtown necessitates my rising at 6:30 a.m. to board the bus for an 8 a.m. rendezvous. Getting there and back on public transit devours four hours. Later in the afternoon, another appointment eats up more than three hours because I go on foot. Meanwhile, Stanley rides his bike to his office. Upon arrival, he discovers he’s forgotten his keys, so he rides his bike back home, decides he might as well have an early lunch since he’s there, and blows an entire morning. Day 2: Stanley wakes up to discover that his bike has a flat tire. He takes it on the bus to get it repaired. That evening we call a cab to get to a concert downtown. Later, we use the GPS in his phone to find the right stop on our midnight bus-ride home, then walk six blocks in a thundering sleet storm. Day 3: Bart is going on a camping expedition after school so Stanley has to take the bus to the grocery store and cab it back with all the camping vittles. A friend’s

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Plan your parks in W. Van Jeremy Shepherd

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DOG walkers, kiteflyers and people who just enjoy a walk in the park are invited to participate in a series of meetings to discuss the future of West Vancouver parks.

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The public is encouraged to offer their perspectives on the problems and priorities of local parks in four meetings scheduled between April 28 and May 10. “We have everything from playgrounds to foreshore to beaches and trails . . . so we really want to hear from people about what’s important to them,” said Corinne Ambor, manager of parks planning and NEWS photo Mike Wakefield community stewardship for SOME of the West Vancouver parks master plan working group are (from left) Alan West Vancouver. Ambor said worries about Bardsley, Sue Rowan, Rod Day, Trent Walsh, Rebecca Buchannan and Lori Williams. invasive species are in the forefront for some people. “Knotweed is a concern for many The meetings of the working group are open to the public, people in our community,” she said. with the next one scheduled for April 26 at the West Vancouver With the help of the Lighthouse Parks Preservation Society, the municipal hall at 7 p.m. District of West Vancouver approved a plan to eradicate knotweed On the subject of off-leash areas for dogs, Ambor said those in Caulfeild Park after an outbreak last summer. The joint project decisions are subject to animal-control bylaws. involved injecting the knotweed stems with a herbicide called “We want to know what people love about their parks and glyphosate, more commonly known as Roundup. what they envision for the future,” she said. Knotweed, an invasive species, can reach heights of nine feet. Following these meetings, the next round of community The plant is known for its far-reaching root structure, as well as consultations will probably start in the fall, according to Ambor. The parks manager said she encourages all concerned residents growing fast, spreading quickly and eliminating native plants. West Vancouver is home to many invasive species, including to take part in the discussion, either with phone calls, emails or by attending the meetings. the potentially dangerous hogweed. The first of the four public meetings is scheduled for April 28 Ambor said the parks master plan is currently being developed in public meetings. “There’s a working group that’s been working at the West Vancouver Community Centre on Marine Drive at 7 p.m. behind the scenes for the last few months,” Ambor said.


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Dear Editor: Regarding your April 15 story about the North Shore Credit Union tower at 13th and Lonsdale and its plan to fund a new gallery: Gee, what a surprise! It’s the usual “motherhood and apple pie” goodies from developers. Whenever developers want to devalue views of nearby homeowners and to abuse the allegedly “official” community plan, they try to fob off the council and uninvolved distant locals by giving money for an art gallery, daycare, seniors centre or a sculpture in a park, and then throw in some supposed benefit referring to the disabled, LEED certification and clean air. These tokens are stuff that would make any opponents of the project look like the bad guy. “Gee, if you don’t like my over-height, overly dense project, you must be against art, kids, old folks, parks and the disabled, etc., etc.” The simple fact of the matter is, it’s all about the money. You . . . want to take . . . some of mine. What you do not take into account is that the affected homes and condos of the regular folks are their major investments, a hedge against inflation and a form of pension fund. When the developers, with the collusion of the folks at city hall, take away the view, those uphill properties are discounted, lose value, become cheaper. So you are asking those existing condo owners to subsidize the new tower at no cost to the developer. That’s stealing. The developer is building the over-height tower on the backs and in the wallets of the existing property owners and the council is going right along with that plan. The existing property owners bought their condos based on the assurance from the official community plan that said their view would be at

a prescribed level. The seller charged extra saying “what a great view,” and the buyer paid a premium for that benefit. Everyone went into the deal “eyes wide open.” The council has been collecting taxes for 10-15 years based on the premium value of that view property. If you want to take that view away, no problem. Simply have council pay me the amount that owners overpaid in the past, and have the developer pay what I’m going to lose in the future when I try to sell. If you can’t do that, stay within the official community plan. Bruce Lindsay North Vancouver

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Dear Editor: I like to clarify some elements in your April 10 story, NSMBA Launches Trail Adoption Plan. The article incorrectly states that the North Shore Mountain Bike Association is launching “the North Shore’s first ever trail adoption plan.” In 1988, the Adopt-A-Trail program (for hiking trails), was started in Chilliwack, B.C. This program was then made promoted to the Outdoor Recreation Council and the Federation of Mountain Clubs of B.C. who took responsibility for the Adopt-A-Trail program province wide, including several trails on the North Shore. I wish the NSMBA success in their volunteer endeavours. Gabriel Mazoret North Vancouver

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BRIGHT LIGHTS

by Paul McGrath

40th annual North Shore Music Festival

Pianist Nadia Chignaroff rehearses.

Violinist Adrian To prepares to take the stage. The North Shore Registered Music Teachers Association presented the 40th annual North Shore Music Festival and Workshops at North Vancouver’s Gloria Dei Lutheran Church April 4-15. Capping off the festival were three final concerts April 13-15 featuring piano, vocals, winds and strings. A large audience was in attendance at the April 13 performance, interested in showing their support for the young musicians.

Pianists Emmanuel Zorzos and Leander Rost go over their musical selections.

Karen Mills warms up for her performance.

Nicky Delmotte (right) supports her daughter Grace, a pianist.

Singers Jenni Hughes and Dominique Foucault hang out backstage.

Music teachers Joann Primeau, Diana Marr, festival liaison, and Alice Rada celebrate their students’ achievements.

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A librarian-student duo at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley elementary are calling on families across the country to consider registering as organ donors.

School librarian Margaret Benson and Grade 7 student Jack Palmer — both organ donation recipients — told their personal stories to Lynn Valley

staff and students Tuesday, during a school presentation to raise awareness for National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, which took place April 17-24. “We really wanted to let students know that it’s important to talk to your family about organ donation. There are a lot of people waiting for transplants, not only in British Columbia, but all across Canada,” Benson said. It’s an important issue for Benson who, after being

diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at a young age, received a lifesaving double lung transplant when she was 40 years old. “Even though I had to have a transplant, I still never gave up. And now I live a vibrant, healthy life,” she said. These days, Benson is an active member in the province’s transplant community. Most recently, she organized the Transplant Trot Gift of Life Team, a Vancouver Sun Run team of 61 participants — 18 of whom were organ recipients.

North Vancouver student Jack Palmer — who will graduate from Lynn Valley elementary this year — received a heart transplant at seven weeks old. Since then, Palmer has won a fistful of medals from both the Canadian Transplant Games and World Transplant Games. He’s also participated at B.C. Transplant Society events, held to support recipients and to raise awareness for the need for organ donations. For Benson, the national awareness week — campaigned this year under the slogan “Live life. Pass it on.” — is an opportunity to raise awareness See Long page 17 ORGAN donation recipients Jack Palmer and Margaret Benson prepare for a school presentation during National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week.

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he needed to make a change. “You get a little fat and lazy with the expense accounts and all the other things that go with it,” he says. “It was only when I turned 44 that I realized that there was no longevity to this stuff. It wasn’t an epiphany, I just realized I had to get fit again.” Faulkner started training, did an Ironman competition, and the rest is history. He encourages others to not let selfdoubt, either in terms of their fitness potential — thinking they’re too old, or not strong or fit enough — or a perceived lack of time, get in their way. “You know what, you can do it,” he says. “You just take it easy in the beginning and you’ll do it in the end.” “I want other people on the Shore to understand that at 63, you can still do whatever you want,” he adds. That said, it takes a lot of dedication, something Faulkner is no stranger to. In his day job, vice-president of sales and marketing for Vancouver’s Metropolitan Fine Printers, he oversees 100 employees. That means long hours, seeing him consistently clock more than 40 hours per week. However, he still makes time to train. A devoted husband to an extremely supportive wife and father to two young children, 10 and 12-years-old, evenings aren’t available for training, so he gets up daily at 5 a.m. and trains for two to 2.5 hours on weekdays and on the weekends, puts in “the heavy time.” However, he’s not going it alone as a strong, supportive and close-knit commu-

nity of like-minded adventure racers exists on the North Shore, meaning there’s always someone willing to meet up for an early morning session. Name a local adventure athlete — for example, North Shore News columnist Dave Norona and B.C. Bike Race’s Andreas Hestler and Dean Payne — and Faulkner is grateful to count them as a friend and race mate, past or present.

“I want people on the Shore to understand that at 63, you can still do whatever you want.” — Bob Faulkner “I don’t put myself necessarily in this category, but you’ve got an awful lot of talented athletes over on the Shore and there’s some great energy flowing out of it,” he says. The camaraderie that exists is half the fun. For example, every week the “Gypsy Wagon,” a shared van, bought for $1,000 from a West Vancouver Vietnamese restaurant by a group of Faulkner’s friends, goes to a West Coast race or training session. “You get everybody in the van and you get the energy flowing and that’s what’s so fabulous,” says Faulkner. “We went to Squamish last weekend, riding, 11 of us, and we’re all in the Gypsy van talking and having fun. We’re like a bunch of kids.”

That’s not to say a certain level of competition doesn’t exist. “We all know our place, we know our pecking order,” Faulkner laughs. “They’re a very competitive bunch. When the gong goes, everybody goes, pardon the expression, ‘balls to the wall.’ You just go for it.” While Faulkner has fared well in many events over the years, coming in second in the European Adventure Racing Championships and making the top 20 in a number of world championships, winning isn’t the only reward. “I don’t really aspire to win, certainly not at 63,” he says. It’s more about being a member of the adventure community and the incredible experiences it has to offer. “I’ve got to see things and been to places that people can only imagine,” he says. Faulkner has also earned quite a reputation. Through his involvement with EcoChallenge: The Expedition Race, which was broadcast on the Discovery Channel, creator Burnett used to promote the show by referring to Faulkner as the “oldest adventure racer in the world,” like “I was some oddity,” says Faulkner. He’s also fared well in terms of personal wellness, only twice being unable to complete a race, once due to high altitude induced hypoxia during a 10-day adventure race in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and a second time due to a case of trenchfoot in a jungle race in Fiji. “Over the years I’ve been exposed to everything from flesh-eating disease to lep-

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Bathrooms, after kitchens, are among the most expensive rooms to renovate. There’s less cabinetry involved in a bathroom and you don’t have major appliances to add to the bill, but plumbing, tubs, tiles and taps aren’t cheap. While kitchen renovations can set you back $50,000 or more, for a new bathroom, you should budget $5,000 to $15,000, experts advise. If your bathroom is more than 10 years old, it is probably in need of a makeover. A quick spruce-up is easy — a colourful shower curtain and accessories such as matching towels, wastepaper basket and bath mat quickly change the mood of the room.

There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint on the walls to liven up a room at moderate expense. Other budget-friendly ways to change the look of a bathroom would be to install a curved shower rod, new towel bars, door pulls or toilet tank lever. These projects may be small, but still make a big impact on both the style and functionality of the bathroom. “We refer to it as the ‘remodellite’ trend,” says Tim McDonough, a spokesperson for Moen.

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With this system, people can change the style and finish of their faucets without having to replace the underlying faucet plumbing. “In our experience, most bathroom remodelling projects involve creating more space,” says Andrea Mills, design spokesperson for IKEA. “If you don’t have anywhere to keep your stuff, it will be impossible to maintain a clean, organized bathroom.” She says IKEA has lots of solutions, such as wall-mounted cabinets or open shelves for spaces where storage is an issue. Keeping the plumbing in the existing positions is the least expensive option in any bathroom renovation.

Fixture items such as bathtubs, sinks and toilets can be straightforward to replace as most replacement fixtures follow uniform industry standards. If fixtures need to be moved to use the space more efficiency, not all is lost. “A sink can be moved to a different spot along the same wall without much problem,” says Stew Millett, owner of Miles Plumbing. “Toilets can be moved about a metre — depending on what’s under the toilet — and bathtubs and showers can be moved side to side along a wall as well.

A remodelled bathroom adds value to a house, but the key is to make it appropriate to the price range of houses in the area, advise real estate agents. “Some people embark on a bathroom renovation just before they put a house on the market with a mistaken belief that it will help boost the value of the house,” says Niels Madsen of RE/MAX Alliance. But that’s not always a good idea. Many buyers would rather pay a few thousand dollars less for a house that needs a new bathroom, and choose their own design. And, Madsen stresses: “A new bathroom isn’t any help if the rest of the house needs to be upgraded as well.” PEDRO ARRAIS


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investment for men (23 per cent), they drop to sixth spot for women (14 per cent). Savings accounts rank third for women (23 per cent), fourth for men (19 per cent). Some 22 per cent of women admitted they didn’t know what investments they hold in their RRSPs or that their advisors handle these investments, compared to 15 per cent of men. Even after years of being together, partners who communicate well about most issues often aren’t on the same page when it comes to their finances: “But I thought you knew how I felt about. . .” So make the effort to talk regularly about money matters. mike@grenby.com. feminine hygiene products. But they’ve gone beyond just helping the environment. In 2000, the company partnered with customers and nongovernment organizations to launch Pads4Girls, a program that provides kits of Lunapads products to girls in Africa and Central America. The idea is to prevent the girls from unnecessarily missing school. “The problem goes far beyond missing a few days of school every month — it leads to earlier dropout rates, earlier age of marriage and childbirth, increased incidence of maternal mortality, reduced career choices and wages, and overall a See more page 30

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IT’S been a year since it became illegal to talk or text on a cell phone while driving, although people are still doing it.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011 - North Shore News - A31

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Uncork the sun in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country WHAT’S in a name?

Plenty, if you’re B.C.’s principal grape growing region. Over the last six months, the South Okanagan Wineries Association (SOWA) has been on the quest for a new identity. While organizations often rebrand, SOWA’s reasons are more complex. The challenge faced by the group, which includes 21 wineries — from giants like Vincor to small family-owned enterprises such as Castoro De Oro (formerly Golden Beaver) — was to find a real point of distinction (though maybe without being too precise). With 53 per cent of B.C. acreage under vine, the south grows the majority of grapes that go into B.C. wines, regardless of whether they’re made in Summerland or Saanich. That’s a fact not readily apparent on labels, which except in a couple of unofficial cases state only “Okanagan Valley.” In jurisdictional terms, the South Okanagan starts at Peachland and includes Penticton. However, many in the grape-growing community have long felt the real divide to be McIntyre Bluff. The

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soaring cliff face just north of Oliver is a natural weather barrier that marks a point where harvest times between the south and some parts of the central valley can differ by as much as two or more weeks. From a wine tourism point of view, SOWA’s new brand makes perfect sense. It’s also deliberately more specific than the recently discarded “Desert Wine Country.” “We’re proud to be here . . . and everyone has a sense of something very special. But we weren’t exactly sure of where ‘here’ is; or rather we haven’t done a very good job of telling consumers about it,” says SOWA president Tim

Martiniuk. He introduced the new brand logo — a red on yellow sunburst of bottles with the slogan “uncork the sun” and “Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country” prominently stated. Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country encompasses the area “from the bluff to the border,” says Martiniuk. It also effectively defines “a sense of place” that’s more appropriate for the province’s “pioneering region in grape growing and winemaking.” It’s a region of benches, that Martiniuk identifies as the “East Benches, (Black Sage); Osoyoos Lake Benches and West Benches (Golden Mile).” They are, says Martiniuk, “three very distinct areas in terms of the micro-climates they contain, the sun exposure they get and the temperatures

they experience.” By redefining and branding the “south” firmly as Oliver and Osoyoos, the association has effectively laid the groundwork for the next stage: dividing the south valley into sub-appellations, based on the benches that Martiniuk identifies. However, while commercial branding, and the tourism dollars it yields, has proved popular in recent years (see Naramata Bench), the more contentious process of identifying and formalizing sub-appellations — that actually tell the consumer about specific grape origin and terroir and identify it on the label — continues to be bogged down. Even though areaspecific names such as “South Okanagan,” “Black

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Second-ranked Eagles flying high this season CARSON Graham Eagles senior boys AAA rugby team lost to Oak Bay 24-5 last weekend but still moved up to second in provincial rankings behind Shawnigan Lake School Stags.

St. George’s School in Vancouver hosted the 19th annual B.C. Secondary Schools’ Rugby Union Invitational ‘Sevens’ Tournament last weekend featuring 18 of B.C.’s top AAA and AA teams. Three North Shore schools were part of the mix with 2008 tournament champions West Vancouver Highlanders and Argyle Pipers participating along with the Eagles. The Highlanders had the toughest assignment,

drawing eventual winners Shawnigan Lake and Robert Bateman in opening round pool play while the Argyle Pipers, who won the Peter Clarke Trophy for most sportsmanlike team, made it to the semifinals where they lost to Earl Marriott 26-7. Carson Graham won both games in pool play defeating Burnaby North 34-0 and Sir Charles Tupper 19-10. They eventually lost out to Oak Bay in the Bronze Medal game. The Stags defeated Courtenay’s G.P. Vanier 31-5 for the Gold. The Plate was lifted by Earl Marriott, the Bowl went to hosts St. George’s and the Shield was captured by Robert Bateman. For full results visit www.bcssru.com. — John Goodman

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KETTYLS - George Donald Morison, B.Sc., MD., FRCP© Sept 1, 1926- March 21, 2011 Born in Edmonton, Don grew up in Alberta with sisters Alva and Cathy and brother Ross, children of Rev. George And Mrs. Catherine Kettyls. Don served with the Royal Canadian Engineers in W.W. II and upon discharge entered the U of Alberta to study medicine. Following graduation, Don spent two years as a general practitioner of medicine in B.C. Don’s interest in infectious diseases was advanced when he accepted a position to establish and direct a diagnostic laboratory for the provincial government. The purpose was to isolate and identify viruses causing disease and to investigate and implement methods of prevention and control of such diseases. In his distinguished career in public health, Dr. Kettyls left a significant legacy, advancing knowledge of viruses and by helping establish a number of community health facilities throughout the province of BC, including the Williams Lake Health Centre. As a Clinical Associate Professor at U.B.C., Don was involved in teaching medical students, residents, laboratory scientists and nurses. As principal author or contributor, Dr. Kettyls was involved in the publication of several scientific papers, which are still referenced in textbooks used in medical schools today. Don married his loving wife Barbara (Bird) in 1952. Together they raised three sons, Kim, Sean and Roger. When they became 'empty nesters,' Barbara and Don travelled together to scientific meetings or vacation to Europe, the Middle East and North America. Don’s passions included his membership in the Winston Churchill Society, walks on the Dundarave Seawall and hot chocolate at Brazza on Lonsdale. Family, friends and colleagues alike will sorely miss Don’s brilliant investigative mind, keen wit, gentle nature and love of history, limericks and storytelling. Predeceased by Mother and Father and sisters Alva and Inez, and wife Barbara, Don leaves to mourn his passing, brother Ross, sister Cathy Pringle, Niece and Nephew, Beth and Ross Pringle, sons Kim (Debbie) and grandchildren Harrison and Trinity; Sean (Liberty) and grandchildren Kieran and Brandon, and son Roger (predeceased fiance´e Sandra). Services will be held Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. at First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Meals on Wheels North Shore.

NIXON, Jennifer 'Jenny' Mavis Leedham (Hobbs) July 3, 1922 - April 14, 2011 Jenny will be fondly remembered by her friends and family at a Memorial Service to be held 2:00 pm, May 27 at St. Francis in the Woods, West Vancouver. Born in Peace River, Alberta she lived in Edmonton, Victoria, Montreal, and happily spent the last 50 years in West Vancouver. She was a Vancouver Arts School graduate and enjoyed sharing her artistic enthusiasm with others. She belonged to many volunteer organizations including the Vancouver Playhouse Guild, the Francescans, the Engineers Wives Association, and St. Margaret’s School Old Girls. Jenny was an avid treasure hunter and never missed a good rummage sale. She loved sprucing up her garden with floral arrangements that lasted all year round. Jenny was always delighted to meet new people and had many friends throughout her life. A dear friend once said 'If Jenny was ever marooned on a desert island she would surely know the cannibal king’s aunt!' She is survived by her husband George, daughters Kate (David) Onyschuk and Betsy (Michael) Davies and grandchildren Thomas, Jennifer, Isabel and Benjamin. SCHEER, Roger 1938 - 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our very dear husband, dad, grandpa, brother and uncle, Roger Scheer. Roger is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Nancy, daughter Maria (Tim), son Scott (Rhonda), adored grandchildren Rachael and Sean, sister Darleen (Elie), brother Don (Kelly) and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. “The Rog” as he was affectionately known, was an owner of a Budget Brake and Muffler franchise for over 30 years. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and loyal customers. Join us for a celebration of life at Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Avenue, North Vancouver on Friday April 29th, 2011 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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with some issues, couch potato want to be. Required experienced adult dog handler, no children, fenced yard. Looking for love after a year of mistreatment. Fur and Feathers Rescue 604 719-7848

BRUSSELS GRIFFON pups, non shedding, monkey faced, small home raised, can view parents $900. 604-463-5316

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

3508

Dogs

CKC CHOC lab puppies, vet checked micro chipped. Ready to go $650. Phone 604-997-5504

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

Mortgages

Computer/Internet

5070

Licensed Group Daycare 20 years experience 12 mos - 5 yrs. ★604-929-5799★

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

5020

Need Cash Today?

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Business Opps/ Franchises

5060

Money to Loan

Dogs

Daycare Centres

Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530

Vancouver

5040

3040

FREE, DOWNSIZING. sofa, 2 chairs, tall oak cabinet, oak bed and 2 dressers, exc cond. you pick up. 604-922-6648

Garage Sale

5005

3508

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Money to Loan

Could you use $30k or even $300k? If you own a home, we can help. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. Independent lenders since 1969.

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

MIN PIN, F, red, 8 wk, dewclawed & tails, vet ✔, incls pup pack, friendly. $650. 604-719-4404 BERNESE MTN. Dog pups, 2 males available, 1st shots, vet checked, $1000, 604-823-0097

REAL ESTATE 6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Abbotsford

MOUNTAINVIEW VILLAGE in quiet end location. Family oriented complex in East Abby. Has outdoor pool, club house, playground, pets allowed. This UPDATED 3 BR, 3 bath feels like a home. Spacious mn flr offering eating area/computer space off the remodeled kitchen w/new modern cabinet fronts & hardware, counters, tile floor & appls. Nice dining rm w/slider to private yard & patio. Good size living rm w/gas fireplace w/lam flrs. 3 BR up master has ensuite & walk in closet. Double side by side garage. Painted in trendy colours & close to visitor parking. Great place to call home! Easy access to Hwy 1, shopping, parks, and all levels of schools. $284,900. Call Pamela Stadnik, Remax Treeland Realty, 604-533-3491

6008-30

Surrey

Q.

My husband died a couple months ago and I feel I would benefit from some information and support to help me deal with my grief. Is there a North Shore program I could attend?

A.

The North Shore Grief Recovery program offers sessions throughout the year to help people come to term with their loss. The next session will begin on May 3rd in Edgemont Village and will run for six consecutive Tuesdays from 7-9pm. Each evening includes information about normal, healthy grieving, plus opportunities for discussion and peer support. Program fee is $120 (fee may be reduced in case of financial hardship). For information and registration call 604-979-1600, or visit www.lmgr.ca

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

6020

GUILDFORD, SRY, Brand New. The Max. 900sf, 2 BR & Den, 7 appls, 2 sec prkg. $308,000. By Owner, Albert 604-250-3395

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3508

Dogs

BOSTON TERRIER Pups, CKC reg, vet chk’d, reputable breeder & exc pedigree. 1-604-794-3786 PROVEN CHOCOLATE Lab for Stud. He is our family dog. Dad was a service dog, mom a hunter. Big bodied, block head. $500 604-309-6506

SHELTIE PUPS, Reg’d, shots, tatoo, dewormed, 4 fem, sable, fam raised. $695. 604-526-9943

SHIH TZU BIJON pups, 1st shots, dewormed, ready, family raised, non shed, $575 firm. 588-5195 YORKIE X CHIHAUHAU, 8 wks old, paper trained, 1st shots, vet checked, $600. 604-931-1164

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR, 3rd top flr May 15, 17th & Lonsdale, hardwood, ns, no pets $880 incl heat, 604-984-9367 1 br $890, Lonsdale & 21st, hardwood, quiet bldg, np, hw, heat, prkg May. 1, 604-990-4088 1 BR avail May 1, $865 central Lonsdale, suit quiet person(s), np, ns, 604-320-9238 1 BR, large. 16 & St. Georges, near hospital, incld heat & hw, no pets, n/s $840. 778-889-4719 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, 604-837-0956 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

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR large 1st flr E. 10th, nr Lons. $1040incl heat/cable, ns, np, refs well kept quiet bldgMay 1, suit quiet tenant(s) 604-317-7425 2BD 1.5BATH Large $1200 1549 Chesterfield Inc Heat, H/W, No Pet & Smoke May 1-15, 604-319-9865 2BR, Manager Special, $1045, Central Lons, patio, carpet, n/p, 160 E 20th. NOW, 604-988-3227 326 WEST 1st St. 1 bdrm $775 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916

A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN..

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 Beautiful Large Suites 2 BR from $1295, avail now or May 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-986-3866

7010

Personals

ATTRACTIVE mature European lady on North Shore for delightful bodysage. ANITA, 604-808-5589

Lily’s Relaxation Centre Nice Oriental Massage

604-986-8650

1 BR lrg, MOVE IN ALLOWANCE, Avail now, quiet/ clean blding. Rent Starts $1025. Incls Ht/Hw. N/P, N/S, 1 yr lse, Cable/Park extra. 604-985-4272 1 BR+DEN, view, quiet bldg, ns np, $1,150 incl heat incl heat/hw 120 E. Keith Rd. 604-985-9852 1 BRs, $900 & $950 + utils, reno’d, new hardwood, 240 St. Andrews, Immed. 604-551-0890 1 BR/studio. THE HILLRIDGE 170 E. Keith Rd clean, quiet, concrete Heat h/w incl. np ns 985-8405

1050 Marine Dr., North Van (by McKay) parking at rear LUXURY RELAXATION SPA 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van

Relaxation Massage Special Rates meridienspa.com

604-985-4969

7015

Escort Services

GENTLEMEN! Attractive discreet European lady is available for company. 604 451-0175

121 W 20th 1BR, main flr. hardwood, heat & hw incl’d, 1 yr lease np, $1000, now, 604-681-2521

6505

6505-11

144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER

Spacious Studios from $1125, 1 BR from $1250 & Penthouse from $1700 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.

1730 Chesterfield 1br, patio suite, dish washer, hot water incld, ug prkg avail, 604-987-5841

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

Bach, 1 Bdrms & 2 Bdrms, 2 Baths Starting from $815

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

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 BR $1800, 2 BR $2100 Avail May 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.

RENTALS 604-980-3606

2 BDRM, $1145 Central Lons, h/w flrs, balc, n/p, 160 E 20th. NOW, 604-988-3227

★ CENTRAL LONSDALE ★ Spacious 1 BR corner ste. Featuring large kitchen, lots of storage, heat/hot water incl. N/s, no pets.$980 May 1. 604-983-0634

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

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1 BR - 111 W 5th St, large bright, corner ste, quiet bldg, sec. prkg, storage insuite laundry, walk-in closet, new paint, fridge & w/d. $1150 incl heat/hw 604-984-6151

1 BR $1175 May 1 large deck, avail now. both new kitchen/bath & carpet, dw, ns, cat ok lower Lonsdale, 604-988-1939 1 BR 21/Lonsdale, bright reno incl heat hw hardwood, ns, np, quiet adult bldg. $900. 604-904-9507

2 BR, 1 bath, fp, avail now. 1 yr lease, 125 W 19th, no pets, coin wd, 778-554-0537 2 BR bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. $1300, 604-618-8338 2 BR, hardwood flrs, $1180 np, ns, avail May 1, 225 East 12th 604-786-3405 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

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

WOODCROFT. Large, updated 1 BR. $1,025/mo incl heat, h/w, u/g prkg, gated security. Pemberton bldg. Avail May 1. 604-671-2049 WOODCROFT- STUDIO PATIO, newer paint & carpet, rec facil, n/s prkg, n/p, $740 incl 778-865-7455

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

2025 BELLEVUE Ave W.V. Oceanview 1 Br, cat OK, Senior Discount. 604-913-0734

2 bd 2 bth Seastrand South faces Ocean! Pool, sea wall walk area Dundarave $2295 Royal LePage Northshore Diana 604-657-4508

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. No Pets. 1552 Esquimalt . 604-922-8443

BAYVIEW APTS

2 BRS $1250 incl heat/hw& cable, 250 E 2nd. ns, np. now 1 yr lease large balc. 778-886-3250

BLUERIDGE APTS

BACHELOR, 2109 Bellevue. hardwood, hw & heat incl’d, May 1, no pets $880, 604-986-1294

2 & 3 BR. May. 1, new reno’s, new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628 BRIARS 126 E 12 St. 1 BR top flr, South facing. Heat & hw incl. np, ns. Prkg avail, 604-983-2086

6522

Furnished Accommodation

DUCHESS 590 - 17th St 1 Br d/w, n/p, n/s. Avail May1st. By appt. 604-926-1010 Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287 PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s now or Apr 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800

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

2 BR above ground ste, Lynn Valley, bright, shared wd, dog ok, $1200 +util May 1, 604-720-2421

6540

Houses - Rent

2 BR $1600 Lynn Valley Rd, 2 car gar-alley access, larg front fenced lawn, near bus stop, w/d, no pet, n/s. Avail May 1... 604-321-4864 3 BR, 3 bath, bright, Dundarave, walk to ocean & village, hardwood np ns, $3800. 604-506-6719 4 BR & den, 3 baths, Dundarave/ Ambleside, ocean view, bright, walk to Rec Centre, library & Seawall, dogs ok, $5200 + utils. avail June 15th. 604-771-5300 5 BDRM, 2 bath, 2 kitchen, 21st & Chesterfield, ns, np, ref’s, $2,200 May 1st. 604-904-9507

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

DEEP COVE waterfront cottage 2 br f/p, new hardwood, lrg sundeck garage, ns $2375 604-929-5191 FULLY RENOVATED Horseshoe Bay village cottage,1 br + loft, 1 bath, May 1. $1550 604-925-9562 Garrow Bay Retreat! Hwd hi ceilings huge beams, water views! 3 bd den 3 bth $4495/ Bayridge Beauty Never before rented 3 bd 3 bth Recroom, hwd ss appls skylights updated $4495/ Caulfeild Low Main. Lot, Garage, office on main 3 bd up 3 bth ss appls gas stove hi ceilings! $4595/ www.manderrealestate.com Royal LePage Northshore Kristin 604-671-6175 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale Cr, HOUSE, 3bd w/ 2bd suite, quiet neigh., hot tub & pool.......$2,188/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

Park Royal Towers

1 BR, h/wood flrs, clean, 15th & Lonsdale, $840incl heat h/water

Completely Renovated

W. VAN, Dundarave (26th & Ottawa) 3 br, 2 bath, renovated $2850, June 1st. 604-762-2809

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

W Van, Dundarave 4 Br, 2 bath/ $3600/mth, 4 br, 3 bath/ $4600/mth details 604-319-7674

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. $1850 Immed or May 1. Century 21 Prudential. 604-232-3039

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Call 604-986-3356 KENMORE MANOR 140 East 17th St. A bright 1 bdrm Available. Heat & h/w incl. N/S, No Pets. 604-980-4554

LYNN VALLEY, 2 BR, top flr, d/w, cat ok, avail now $1250, 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

LYNN VALLEY, 3 BR top flr, hardwood, cat ok, $1400, May 1 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 & 3 BR, Avail Now & May1 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca ST GEORGES PLACE, Quiet bldg, 1 BR Avail Now & May 1, Studio May 1, Carpets, drapes & h/w, gated prkg, N/P. $200 Signing Bonus. 604-987-9145 VICTORIA PARK PLACE 615 St. Georges Ave @ E 6th St. 1 BR, bright, spacious, clean quiet bldg, np, ns. 604-980-9057 WOODCROFT 1 Br enclosed bancony, incl all utils, prkg, security, gym/pool $895 604-813-7312 WOODCROFT, big 2 br, 1 1/2 ba, 2 balconies, bright, security, rec facility. $1375 incl 604-813-7312

1 & 2 Bdrm Suites Spectacular Views, Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Pool Rent includes all utilities.

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

6510

Co-ops

NORTH BURNABY:

Pine Ridge Housing Co-op has opened its wait list for 2 BR & 3 BR Townhouses, $913 & $1072 with a $2,800 and $3,300 share purchase. Located in quiet forest setting on Burnaby Mnt. Close to SFU, schools, transit & shopping. Enjoy the feel of country living within minutes of the city. Sorry, no subsidies available. Community involvement expected. Download our appl form @ www.pineridgeco-op.bc.ca or send SASE to: #89, 8763 Ash Grove Cres., Burnaby, BC, V5A 4B8 Attn: Membership Ctee.

6522

Furnished Accommodation

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, 1, 2 br p/house 604-987-2691

www.vancouvershortstay.com

AVAIL IMMED. $850 gets pool, parks and wireless/HD TV. Clean, non-partier, ok with a dog. Shortterm ok! dlee @ 604.971.1111 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM + den. Newly reno’d. Larson Rd. Parking, backyard, shared laundry. ht/hw/elec inc. $1250. Call 778-233-3151

CENTRAL LONSDALE, large updated 1 BR, cat ok $975, 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

ns np May 1st. 604-323-4467

6602

HORSESHOE BAY May 1st, bright,furn studio ste, quiet street. $850 incl utils, ns ref’s, np, Pls call Karen or Glen 604-922-2700

www.manderrealestate.com

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

1 BR Starting at $1050 Avail Now. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls.

North Van Apt. Rentals

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1520 CHESTERFIELD Rd. 2 BR $1,250 No pets. 604- 990-2971 or Wkends 778-340-7406

Apartments & Condos

concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

(Family complex )

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

6505

WESTHILL LUXURIOUS Executive 4 BR 5 bath, pool $5995 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

6590

Rooms

1 BDRM, furn, own bath, Upper Lonsdale, 1 blk to bus, $750 incl TV, DVD, phone, laundry, Female nonsmoker. May 1, 604-987-2839

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

LYNN VALLEY 1 br furn, share accom, 2 pce bath, suits mature n/s male $140/wk, 604-780-1977

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM LIKE new suite in new house, 5 new appls, nr Edgemont Village, n/p, n/s, inclds heat/light, $1000 avail now. 604-830-7734 1 BR, 27th & Lonsdale, $800 incls utils, ns np, avail now 604-985-2464, 604-908-3895 1 BR, bright, great view, Cent Lonsdale, ns np, May 1, $950inc Hydro, cable extra, 778-834-1801 1 BR + DEN, off Marine Dr, N. Van, grd lvl, sep entry, w/d, ns np $975 + util 604-837-0423 1 BR gnd lev suite. $1,250 Ambleside, Keith Rd & 11th. 820 sq ft, renos, TV & util incl. Mature tenant preferred. 604-762-6295 1 BR walk-in garden ste, Lions Bay, ocean view, May 15, cat ok, $850 incl util/cable 604-726-2274

2 BR beautiful garden level, Eagle Harbour, W.Van, 4 appl, f/p, May 1, ns, np, $1180 + 1/2 util. 604-921-7281, 604-921-9667

2 BR bright garden lvl, 1450sf, Grousewoods, ns np 5 appl June 1st $1350+1/3util 604-986-2829 2 BR bright ground level, fp, dw, share wd, Lynn Valley, new paint clean, June 1st. 778-846-0070 2 BR bright view Calverhall & Keith 5 appl, deck, prkg, wd, ns np $1100+util June1. 604-987-7791 2 BR bsmt suite above ground, 1100sf, own wd, fp, Dollarton area, cov’d prkg, ns, np, $1300, avail May 1, 604-728-6962

8058

Computer Services

Onsite Computer Repair FREE ESTIMATES Visa & M/card Call Chris 604-998-2273

8060

Concrete

ANY CEMENT Repairs rock walls patios, sidewalks, drainage. 30 + yrs exp. Exc Ref’s 604-354-9178

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

8073

Drainage

BAJ MINI EXCAVATING Sewer/storm, drains, oil tanks, paving, retain wall. 604-779-7816

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000

8075

Drywall

2 BR garden ste, Grd Blvd, bright, quiet, shared wd, nr bus, ns np $1180incl hydro, Refs, May 1. 604-990-9610, 2 BR grd lvl ste, new kitchen, near amens, avail now, ns np, $1000 incl utils. 778-227-7944 2 BR, main flr, 1300 sf, fp, wd, nr bus/school, garage, np, ns, $1320 40%util. June 1. 604-721-4431

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

DEEP COVE 3 bdrm grnd flr, gas fp, share w/d, n/s n/p, $1325 incl utils. Immed. 604-924-9473

ACME DRYWALL. Board, tape, mud. N. Shore 20 yr, avail immed Spraytext removal a specialty. Kent 604-984-7171, 753-1116

LRG 1 bdrm, 9’ ceilings, private entrance, s/s appliances, newly reno’d, lrg bath, f/p, quiet neighbourhood, close to amenities, n/p, n/s, $1250 + % of utilities, 604-924-2477 avail. immed.

6605

Townhouses Rent

sthis 3 BR t/house in quiet complex, 1.5 baths, fenced patio, pool, playground, near bus & shops, $1650+utils, Dollarton & Seymour. immed. 604-929-6024

6615

Wanted To Rent

PROF FAMILY seeks green built Leeds cert pref’d 2 BR June 1st. N.Shore ns, np. 604-929-3020

8030

Carpentry

CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270 FRIENDLY, Professional, Crown mouldings, baseboard, casings rough framing. 778-233-0559

8035

Carpet Cleaning

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, Upholstery, Auto (Int), walls & windows 604-765-8054

8055

Cleaning

With everything life throws at you, who has time to clean?

Call Merry Maids.

It’s one less thing to worry about.

604-980-6100 www.merrymaids.ca

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

AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

8080

Electrical

HOMEFIX ELECTRICAL DIVISION

Contract # 102055 200 Amp Service Upgrades Spring Special $1800 Free est. Ins. 25 yrs exp. For All Your Reno Needs!

604-725-5371

Small Jobs to rewires, lighting control, new houses, repairs. Insured & bonded. Knob & tube replacement specialist. Lic. #23726. Call Chris, 604-788-3864 A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 A & P ELECTRIC Lic. Electrical Contractor, EC Lic. 103364. Alex 604-600-4441 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276 ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332 LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687

PUPIN ELECTRIC. Comm/Res. Bonded. Reas Rates. (#102091). Professional Work. 604-719-8603 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

DEPENDABLE, METICULOUS clean with attention to detail, 2 spots open for a personal touch, Call 604.984.9829

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

GEMINI CLEANING for 1 time & regular cleaning service. Insured. Free est. Refs. 604-988-4634

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

QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522

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8090

Fencing/Gates

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POWERWASHING AT 20% off Affordahomeservices.ca Call Tyler 778-386-3783

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Renovations & Home Improvement

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