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April cold if not cruel – the third chilliest on record Jane Seyd

IF the seemingly endless cold wet weather’s got you down, feel free to blame La Nina.

“It didn’t really happen for winter,” said Environment Canada meteorologist David Jones. “But in the spring the impact suddenly seemed to kick in. The main thing has been the temperature.” A La Nina weather pattern happens when cool ocean temperatures in the Pacific bring colder temperatures to Canada’s West Coast. The result has been a decidedly cooler than normal spring. “The perception of a cold spring in Vancouver is totally true,” said Martin Belanger, meteorologist for The Weather Network. “The numbers are there to back up the feeling people have.” The mean temperature for April was two degrees colder than normal — 7.3 degrees Celsius instead of 9.2, according to Environment Canada. April was actually the third coldest on record, said Jones. “It’s been consistently cold.” May has also been cool, with a mean temperature of just over 10, compared to a normal of 12.5. Both daytime highs and overnight lows have been lower than usual. See Growing 5

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DISTRICT of North Vancouver residents will have their last chance Monday to reshape the municipality’s social, economic and cultural identity for decades to come. Town centres, neighbourhoods and transportation systems across the district could look dramatically different by 2030, courtesy of the district’s new official community plan. Planning staff hope the plan will help attract the North Shore’s missing generation — those aged 25 to 40 who have left the region en masse due to lack of economic opportunity,

community vibrancy and affordable housing. District officials said the 166-page OCP document, now in its third draft, is the result of two years of research and consultation with more than 5,000 residents, businesses and community associations. It covers every aspect of growth for the municipality, including residential densification, employment, expansion of green spaces, and more efficient transportation networks. With the local population expected to rise by 20,000 within

the next two decades, officials hope to tailor the district’s urban expansion in a sustainable manner. Acting Mayor Mike Little said the public hearing — set to begin at the unusually early time of 5 p.m. at district hall — offers an opportunity for the public to provide feedback before the plan is finalized by council. “We want to hear from anybody who has concerns about it,” Little said. “Hopefully, (the plan) is representative of most of the people in the community. Little said it’s been 20 years since the last community plan was written, and the new version is an essential defence against inefficient, uncontained urban sprawl. He said the goal is to


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SUNDAY FOCUS The second in a three-part look at homelessness on the North Shore

Shelter from the storm ‘A warm meal, a friendly face and someone who gives a damn’

Jane Seyd

IT’S Friday night at the North Shore emergency shelter, and this evening the place is hopping.

A steady stream of people stop by the front counter. They come to use the phone, to chat with staff, to ask for a sandwich or a pair of shoes. A young man appears, asking for socks and a towel. Staff members pull open a drawer and rummage around. Paul Harmon, an addictions and community service worker sporting a chain necklace, is one of those on shift tonight. “I’ve been on the other side of that counter,” he says. “I can understand where these guys are coming from.” Behind him on the wall, a cartoon caricature depicts Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen. Someone has written over them “Do not accept.” Everyone else is welcome here. There’s a girl with the telltale sores of a meth addict; a middle-aged woman with a thick accent who talks excitedly to staff about her plans to leave. The day before, a clean-cut young man with a backpack arrived, looking like he should be in college. He sat at a table, silent, looking at the floor while the staff figured out where they could put him. There’s “Ace” (not his real name) a man in his 40s whose family lives in North Vancouver. “My parents won’t let me stay there,” he says. “I sell drugs and I smoke drugs. “My friends . . . I don’t have any friends.” His voice trails off. Down the hall, people sit slumped in chairs in the lounge. Some read books and newspapers. Others watch TV. Above them, Alanis Morisette sings angrily over the radio, “It’s like rain, on your wedding day. It’s like the free advice, when you’ve already paid.” “We’re operating at about 103 per cent capacity,” says Derek Pace, supervisor for the 45 emergency-bed shelter. “We’re full, just about always.” ••• In 2009/2010, the Lookout shelter on West Second Street at Bewicke Avenue provided more than 15,300 “bed nights” to roughly 900 people. Average stays at the shelter last year were around 18 days, according to the society’s annual report. But that number has been rising. Jody Yurkowsky, site manager for the shelter, estimates stays are averaging around 30 days now, in large part because there’s nowhere for shelter clients to go on the North Shore if they leave. “Maybe it’s part of the economic climate right now. People are down on their luck,” she says. After years of stop-gap measures and operation of a temporary shelter, the permanent shelter opened here in the spring of 2005 on land donated by the City of North Vancouver and with more than $5.5 million in capital funds from the federal government. Money to run the shelter comes mainly from the province, which provides about $2 million in operating funding each year. The need for a shelter has been growing for years. David Foster, long-time advocate for the homeless and founder of the Harvest Project, remembers when he first opened the doors of the

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“FERGIE” smokes outside the North Shore Shelter facility for homeless where he is a resident. He’s tried transitional housing, but his drinking problem got him kicked out. He sees the shelter, operated by Lookout Emergency Aid Society, as home. Harvest on Esplanade almost 20 years ago. “The first homeless shelter was a bus we took the seats out of,” he says. “We housed people in that.” Most of today’s shelter clients are men, by a margin of three or four to one. The average age is 33 and “the demographic is getting older,” says site manger Yurkowsky. While they stay at the shelter, clients work with staff to try to overcome problems that have led to homelessness. “The goal is to find a safe living situation that’s sustainable,” says supervisor Pace. That isn’t easy, especially on the North Shore. “If we just warehouse people or send them out to apartments in the city, they’ll be back,” says Yurkowsky. Regionally, about 38 per cent of shelter users will return within six months. In most cases, “There are a lot of things to untangle,” says Yurkowsky. “There are so many things that have happened in a person’s life to get to a shelter.” The Lookout is run on a client-based model, which means staff support those staying at the shelter, but they don’t tell people what to do. “We meet people where they are at,” says Yurkowsky. “We don’t impose what we believe would make a difference for them.” Clients don’t have to be from the North Shore to stay in the shelter — the Lookout Aid Society has a co-operative policy among its four shelters in the Lower Mainland. According to 2009/10 statistics, about 38 per cent of the people in the shelter were from North or West Vancouver. As a “low-barrier” shelter, often the North Shore facility ends up taking people who have been kicked out of other places. People won’t be refused here if they’re drunk or high. They’re allowed to bring their pets.

“You’re going to hear choice language. People can be defiant. . . .We need to see past what the average person sees,” says Yurkowsky. Stay Positive, reads a sign on the tiny staff room wall. We Shall Overcome. “We deal more with challenging behaviours,” says Yurkowsky. “This isn’t the Holiday Inn.” ••• Sitting at a table in the shelter’s lounge, Andrew “Fergie” Ferguson watches the Friday night activity swirl around him. Fergie — as he’s known to everyone here — is 53 and has been on the North Shore for more than 30 years. Once upon a time, he worked at Horne Bros. Shingle Mill on the waterfront, “before they tore it up and closed it down.” He originally came from back east, where he played hockey as a kid until his parents were killed in a car accident when Fergie was just 15. When he first moved to British Columbia, he lived in towns up north, working in the sawmills, where he began to drink a lot. “Those are drinking towns,” he says. “There’s only two things to do. Work and drink.” He’s been homeless for years now, moving between the shelter, the drunk tank and the street. The police and the shelter staff all know him. He’s camped out under a nearby underpass on and off, and hung out in Mackay Park. “I used to live under a big tree,” he says. “That was a good spot.” Not too long ago, he made money dumpster diving and bottle picking and was even featured in a documentary about it, Carts of Darkness. Depending on the day, “You can make $85 in one run,” he says. “But there’s lots of people doing it these days.” He doesn’t do that so much since he got hit by

a car outside the shelter. Now he uses a walker to get around since the battery on his scooter bit the dust. “I’m a little bit jumbled up.” He tried to live in transitional housing but it didn’t work. “It took me exactly one year to get kicked out.” Fergie is matter of fact about the reasons he’s homeless. “I got problems drinking. That’s the number 1 factor.” Sherry is his drink of choice. “It’s cheap,” he says. “$6.10 for a bottle.” In the past he used to drink rice wine, but stopped. “You’re killing yourself drinking that,” he says. “Not that you’re not killing yourself drinking sherry.” He has siblings back east, and two adult children here — a son who lives in North Vancouver and a daughter who lives in Surrey. “I have at least one grandson. I’ve never met him,” he says. He doesn’t want to impose his problems on them. “I have regrets about things in life. But I’m not going to be pushy about it.” He has no interest in leaving the North Shore. “I’ve been here forever. I’m not going to the east end of Vancouver. That’s a war zone.” He’s been sent to shelters there before. “I didn’t know where I was,” he says. “I was just feeling lost.” The North Shore “feels like home; people are friendly.” But the dilemma is: “Who can afford to live in North Van?” Yet, “If you move anywhere else you’re a stranger in a strange land.” It’s an issue the shelter staff struggle with often. “The same reasons other people who have homes in the community want to be here are the reasons people in the shelter want to be here,” says Yukowsky. “It’s their home.” See Shelter page 4

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People in the shelter want what everyone else wants, she says: “a warm meal, a friendly face and someone who gives a damn.” For Rhea, a small, pretty woman with long blonde hair, the North Shore shelter has offered her a piece of stability as she tries to put her life back together. The shelter is a place with “positive energy,” she says. “You don’t walk out and see needle users and crack heads.” A self-described crack addict herself, Rhea says the shelter has offered her the best chance to get clean since she arrived in North Vancouver last summer. Since then she’s been in and out of the shelter a couple of times. She left once, she says, and got an apartment up at Chesterfield and 19th. It didn’t take too long to return to her old habits. “I went back downhill, using NEWS photo Paul McGrath every day. I’m 30. I started using NORTH Shore Shelter resource worker Teresa Picher talks with a client at the drugs when I was 19.” She has lost two children to West Second Street facility for the homeless. her addiction — one who she gave up through adoption and another who was taken by social “I have faith,” she says. “I’m a faithful person. I’m hoping I can learn services. to be continuously clean.” “They did the right thing,” she says, wiping away tears. “It’s ••• nothing to be proud of, but it’s where I’ve been.” People like Rhea and Fergie who are struggling with addictions Her parents live elsewhere in the province, but, “When I start — or mental illness — do make up a sizable portion of the shelter using I don’t talk to them. I don’t lie very well.” population. “It’s the first thing people think of,” says Yurkowsky. The shelter and its staff support — plus others at the Harvest “But it’s not everyone.” Project and Salvation Army — have been a refuge in her battle to get There are seniors in financial crisis who come through the door, off crack, she says, despite several relapses. “When you’re out there she says. There are people who’ve lost their jobs and “they didn’t have enough savings to look for a new job.” (on the street), you’re stuck.” Regardless of how or why they arrive, “They are our brothers Rhea says she’s now waiting to get into a residential treatment program. “I want it. Nobody forced me to do it.” See Be page 10 She’s hopeful this time will be the one that will make a difference.

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4 centres to take most projected growth protect the region’s natural identity by focusing on developing “network centres.” At the heart of the document is a plan to create compact, urban areas by drawing residents and newcomers into four key reinvigorated town and village centres: Lynn Valley, Lower Lynn, Maplewood and Lower Capilano/Marine Drive. The expectation is that 75 to 90 per cent of new residential units will be located within those targeted areas. Brian Bydwell, the district’s director of planning, permits and bylaws, said the North Shore’s aging population and lack of housing diversity are two of the more pressing issues that the new plan addresses. Bydwell said 70 per cent of the district is made up of singlefamily dwellings, and poor availability in the affordable rental market is pushing younger people out of the community. “We’ve got a missing generation,” he said. Susan Haid, the district’s manager of sustainable community development, said only 18 per cent of dwellings in the area are rentals, and more compact, dense centres would help inject some life. “We’ve heard a lot of young people say (the region) is lacking in vibrancy and places to go,” she said. The plan is not a slam dunk with all North Shore residents. Joseph Bowes, a resident in Seymour who has monitored

the process, said the new official plan is unnecessary and would lead to developer-driven planning similar to what is happening in his neighbourhood. An 11-storey highrise tower is currently under construction against the will of many of his neighbours, and Bowes said that Seymour’s current community plan — enacted by the previous district council in 2004 — was sufficient to prevent urban sprawl while protecting residents from overzealous development. Corrie Kost, another North Shore resident who has attended the majority of meetings throughout the past year, said the district “did about as good a job as they could have done” with the consultations. Kost said the district did well by soliciting public involvement, but he observed that the number of people who participated in the consultation process was probably about half of what the district reported. He said the number is closer to 2,500, as many participants were counted each time they attended a meeting. He encouraged everyone to attend on Monday. “What’s at stake is the future direction and vision of the municipality for the next 20 years,” Kost said. Other core targets in the plan include increasing square footage in “employment lands” by 33 per cent, and raising the total number of local jobs to 36,000 by 2030. The OCP also focuses on overall sustainability. Officials

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— essential for fertilizing fruits and vegetables. “My apple tree is in full bloom right now, and there’s not one bee out there,” said Zieber. That’s the bad news. The good news, said Jones, is that the influence of La Nina is starting to fade and temperatures are expected warm to normal levels by the end of the month. Summer is still anyone’s guess because summer weather isn’t impacted by large weather patterns in the same way that winter and spring can be.

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expect that more North Shore residents will be able to walk, cycle or take public transit for their commutes, and they hope to reduce overall community greenhouse gasses by 33 per cent nearing the final stages of the plan. Little said he expects that only minor amendments will have to be made based on the final public consultation. He said that council will be cautious moving ahead, but it’s willing to make minor adjustments to the “forward-thinking document,” depending on what they hear on Monday.

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HILE the Conservative government’s promise to cross-examine Big Oil over the price of gasoline may give some of us a fleeting sense of satisfaction, one hopes Canadians recognize the pronouncement for what it is: theatre. Industry Minister Tony Clement made the declaration on Thursday, saying his no-nonsense government would haul industry executives in front of a panel of righteously outraged MPs to answer some sticky questions about the current spike in fuel. The petroleum fat cats will be made to squirm, he vowed, as they struggled to explain the numbers at the pump that vary so wildly from day to day, from place to place, and in seeming independence from the price of crude. While this amusing little show might

you said it “Jim was such a fixture for youth athletics. He inspired so many people to coach and go on to be involved.” Former North Shore News sports reporter Jan Christian Sorensen reacts to news that popular coach and former director of the North Shore Secondary Schools Athletics Association Jim Martin is believed to have died in a fire at his home at 2211 Larson Rd. (from a May 11 news story). ••• “I think the applicant is getting ahead of himself and not listening . . . to council.” City of North Vancouver Coun. Pam Bookham had harsh words for Onni Group, developers of a proposed three-tower and commercial development at Lonsdale and 13th (from a May 13 news story). ••• “Everybody thinks the need is in the Downtown Eastside. They don’t know it’s in their own backyard.” Geoff Bodnarek, outreach workerfortheLookoutEmergency Aid Society, routinely checks up on homeless people living in camps in the parks on the North Shore to see how they’re doing (from a May 8 Sunday Focus story).

score political points for the actors, the process will ultimately do little to help the public fill up their tanks. Past experience has shown that there is nothing our leaders can do to force prices down without serious consequences for the market and the larger economy. Alltheycandoismaketheoiloligarchs sweat for a few hours on Parliament Hill before sending them back on their way to the bank, laughing. Ottawa could do a far greater service for motorists — and for Canadians in general — by ensuring we share in the petroleum windfall. A good start would be to cancel the billions of dollars in corporate tax cuts planned for coming years. If the Tories want to help us, they should drop the theatrics and do what’s right for Canadians.


Preserve industrial land base Dear Editor: Your April 29 story, MEC Co-op Store Goes to Hearing, is entirely incorrect about why those who object to this proposal oppose it. Our objections have always been about the policy, sustainability and level-playing-field issues around rezoning scarce industrial land to permit construction of a retail bigbox store. Indeed, Mountain Equipment Co-op has an unfair advantage, because it pays no tax on “member share” earnings which currently stand at more than $143 million. Yet, MEC now seeks another gift from taxpayers to have scarce industrial land rezoned in order to build a 27,700square-foot store. The City of North Vancouver spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer money to develop an official community plan and its Economic Development Strategy and 100 Year Sustainability Vision. Those policy documents, prepared with consultant and taxpayer input, say that industrial land is: ■ extremely scarce; ■ critical for a sustainable community, and that ■ the City MUST retain what little industrial land remains. Otherwise, valuable local jobs, local services and the goal of a compact, sustainable community are lost. There is no store of the size and type proposed on the entire North Shore that is not in a mall. Think about that. This stand-alone big-box MEC will be a first. Also, there has never been a conversion of industrial land for a stand-alone retail occupant. What makes MEC so special and why are planning staff, some councillors and the mayor bending over backwards to create this “one-off” that


disregards city policies? MEC pleads they had nowhere else to go. Yet, before MEC acquired the land, large retail spaces were available at a new mall nearby. Those spaces now house Bed, Bath and Beyond, Golf Town, Thrifty and other retailers that respect city zoning. This has all been pointed out to council. We exposed the fallacy of trading a “green” building for a less-sustainable community. Yet, the mayor told us early on, he will not change his vote. Instead, he and city staff continue to treat the OCP, other policy documents and widely accepted urban-planning principles as malleable guidelines for their own interpretation to advance pet projects. The bias is glaring. Different criteria have been applied to MEC’s project compared to another project a year ago on the same site for a different owner. The inequity for businesses that abide by the rules is a huge problem. When different rules are applied for different businesses and the OCP and planning decisions cannot be relied upon, the environment for business investment is unstable. Like a box of chocolate, “you never know what you are going to get.” MEC is confusing the issue by “green washing” the building and MEC’s image. Both the city and MEC purport to stand for sustainability and concern for the community, but it appears council may be putting the commercial interests of MEC ahead of the clearly defined environmental and sustainability objectives of the city. That must change. It’s not funny at all. Michael Theil Bicycle Sports Pacific North Vancouver

Save a life before preserving a hospital building Dear Editor: Regarding the letter you published May 6, VCH Must Preserve North Shore’s Heritage Hospital Building: Yes please, save the building — on video film only, including its demolition. Include a number of large pictures of the old building in the foyer of the new building. History should, in today’s electronic world, be saved online and shared online. Saving old buildings at taxpayers’ expense is as inappropriate as spending money on lavish corporate offices for hospital employees. When Vancouver Coastal Health has money stacked in the bank with no shortage of medical personnel and resources, then, maybe it will be OK to consider “saving” old buildings. Until then, want to save something? Save a life, by spending the few dollars Coastal Health has on patient-related requirements. Dave Brewer North Vancouver





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Paying interest on trouble before it’s due VAGUE, absentminded and, uh, “slapdash” in my habits, I’m rarely accused of being a worrywart — quite the opposite.

In our house, our daughter Petunia is the one whose concerns reflect the classic version of “common sense,” while I indulge in the interpretive dance version. Our finicky son barely trusts his ditzy mother to make breakfast, due to whimsical bagel-toasting and the mahogany tone of mummade bacon. Their dad is exasperated by my failure to follow official food safety rules. Raised eyebrows attend my driving style, my home improvement efforts and my suggestions that I might do something really daring one day, like ride a bike six blocks to Lynn Valley Centre. I am perceived as a bit of a nitwit, truth be told. “Lighten up,” I often say to them, testy at their tediously frequent corrections. “At least I can spell and make dessert.” In terms of being pestered by nail-biters, however, I’m a total punter compared to one Adam Chester, the author of a hilarious new book called S’Mother: The Story of a Man, His Mom, and the Thousands of Altogether Insane Letters She’s Mailed Him (Abrams Image). If you’re the type of person who does an idiotic amount of fretting aloud, S’Mother is just the

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Kate Zimmerman recriminatory slap you need before you lose it completely. If you’ve merely been subjected to constant agonizing by the Anxious Annies in your life, Chester’s sly mockery will bring you sweet relief. Frankly, is there anybody alive who doesn’t fit into one of those two categories? This book is also just what the jester ordered for a friend who’s down in the dumps. Author Chester is a happily married, professionally successful father of two young sons who decided a few years ago to sift through the letters his mother had sent him and start making fun of them online, which spawned this book. Don’t worry about him hurting her feelings — she appears with him as a coreader on the audio version. Ironically, Chester was likely trying to get a little distance from his sole parent when he wrote S’Mother, but now she’s appearing at book signings and on promotional TV appearances with him.

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There, she describes herself as “evolved.” He begs to differ, and won’t even give her his cell number lest she call him once again to remind him not to put dishes away without drying them. Adam, a musician whose dad died when he was young, has been Ma Chester’s unrelenting focus. She’s obsessed with preventing him from catching a cold or hurting himself — so much so that she once burst into the boys’ locker room at his Miami school while he and his pubescent peers were changing after Phys Ed. Her urgent mission? A special delivery. “You forgot to bring your sweater. It’s going to rain today,” announced Mrs. Chester, whose wake swept in a horde of other students, including Sarah, young Adam’s first crush. Things went rapidly downhill from there. In a recent interview alongside Adam in the magazine Mother Jones, the senior Chester described herself as “an overprotective Jewish mother — so sue me!” She doesn’t use a computer, so she can’t communicate by email — probably a blessing for her son, who would otherwise never get a moment’s peace. Instead, she has written

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Behind the HNIC scenes in Nashville

NV man responsible for CBC’s hockey broadcasts before the puck drops Manisha Krishnan

WHEN Hockey Night in Canada is on, it’s the highlight of the evening for many sports fans in the country. But for one local man who helps put the show together, it’s the day’s worth of work beforehand that really counts. Murray Wooding, 52, has been a technical producer at CBC Vancouver since 2005 and was a cameraman with the network for decades before that. Whether working in the studio or on something live, like breaking news or as of late, the Vancouver Canucks’ run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Wooding is the guy behind the scenes, handling all the nitty-gritty details pertaining to audio and video. It’s a big responsibility and one that’s not necessarily as glamorous as some might think. “I’m never dealing with players. . . . I’m paying attention to the cameras, especially if I know that there’s somebody on the show that’s new or in a new position, I will watch for that. I’m paying attention to the fact that the audio and video is always there, if there are any issues I’m the only one that should be dealing with it,” said the Seymour resident over the phone from the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel. On game days, he and his crew usually start setting up around 8 a.m., placing 19 cameras at

various spots around the arena. Then it’s a matter of testing to make sure everything is working and that the transmission path to Toronto is clear. “There is a lot of pressure at times, and then a lot of times, if things are going well, I am the least-working person on the show,” he said, explaining he normally hands over the reins to the director of the broadcast when the game starts. “Once we hit the drop of the puck, my work rates drop drastically.” Of course, there are always exceptions. The Game 3 broadcast from Nashville ran into its fair share of hiccups, which had Wooding on his feet for most of the night. The trouble started when the crew realized that the sound paths from Nashville to Toronto weren’t matching up. “We ended up doing our first few minutes of our broadcast by sending our audio down a phone line, which is so archaic it’s unbelievable,” said Wooding. The issue eventually got sorted out, only to be followed up with an on-ice collision between one of the CBC’s cameramen — who was filming the teams’ entrances — and a member of the Predators. “He got knocked over, the camera broke, he got cut. So during the first intermission I got the Canucks doctor to stitch him up, he got three stitches on his elbow.” While Wooding was filling out an accident report, another crew member, who was stationed in the mobile television truck, started feeling sick and had to be taken to the hospital on a stretcher. “Those are the things I’m dealing with during

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Be compassionate, don’t judge From page 4 and sisters and sons and daughters who have nothing. It doesn’t matter why they have nothing. They don’t.” Some days are hard, Yurkowsky admits. It’s hard when people despair that their lives won’t ever get better. It’s hard when they don’t know that’s even a possibility. “There are people who have been in ‘the system’ so long they don’t know how good it can be,” she says. “They don’t know what to aim for. “The only thing we can do is be compassionate and not judge and make people as comfortable as possible. If we’ve allowed someone to maintain dignity through hardships most of us will never understand, then we’ve succeeded. But they’re not our successes. They’re the successes of the people we serve. “We’re just a stop-gap measure,” she says. “If we were truly successful, we would be out of jobs.” Next week: Breaking the cycle.

Others see HNIC job as iconic From page 9 the game. That’s what makes some games more stressful than others,” he said. Originally from Liverpool, England, Wooding moved to North Vancouver with his parents in 1965. He attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology and started working with CBC at the age of 22. Considering that his repertoire of work includes the Calgary Stampede, the Olympics and, of course, NHL hockey, it’s somewhat surprising to learn that Wooding is not really that big on being a spectator. “I am a Canucks fan because it’s a home team, but I’m not a big sports watcher. I sometimes don’t know what the score is on the hockey games . . . but I really don’t watch the games from that point of view,” he said. Nonetheless, he’s aware of how much some would envy his position — which is sometimes literally a few feet from Roberto Luongo’s net. “I smile to myself sometimes, remembering that ‘Hey, I work on Hockey Night in Canada.’ To a lot of people that means so much.”

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Nature Trust of B.C. wants your Shell votes

North Van-based non-profit has a chance at $50,000 grant Loren Romei

A North Vancouver-based non-profit environmental organization has a shot at $50,000 from Shell Canada’s new FuellingChange social investment program launched on Wednesday. The Nature Trust of B.C. is the only non-profit organization from the North Shore of the 54 organizations across the country taking part in the FuellingChange program. Through online votes, Canadians can determine which nongovernment organization they would like to see win one of the many grants from the total $1-million program. For 40 years, the Nature Trust of B.C. has been a land conservation organization concerned with the management of fish and wildlife habitats all over the province, said Walker. If they win, Walker said the organization would use the money

to protect bird habitat. “What we are looking at with the FuellingChange program is really targeting species of birds that nest in tree cavities, and we are looking at this opportunity to educate the public about the importance of the wildlife trees,” said Doug Walker, president and CEO of the Nature Trust of B.C. He said he would like to get the community involved not just through education, but through hands on conservation efforts. “By voting for this project, we will be able to get more information out to the residents of North Vancouver to say this is what we are doing, here’s how they can participate. There will be certainly some opportunities for the public to engage and go out and actually hands-on put out some nesting boxes or to do more bird watching . . . ,” said Walker. All of the 54 organizations in the program have already received $10,000 from Shell and are still in the running for money at three different grant levels of $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000. People interested in voting for an organization can earn their votes by purchasing Shell products, which include items from the convenience store or gas, said Larry Lalonde, manager of planning, operations, and corporate communications at Shell Canada. Participants choose from the list of Canadian NGOs on the

Neighbour saves WV senior from phone fraud James Weldon

AN 83-year-old West Vancouver woman narrowly avoided falling prey to a scam artist last week thanks to the intervention of an alert neighbour, according to West Vancouver police.

The suspected fraudster called the senior from Eastern Canada May 6 claiming to be her grandson and allegedly asked for money, saying he needed it to get himself out of some financial hot water. The woman agreed, and was on her way to the bank to withdraw the cash when she encountered the neighbour. Hearing the story, the acquaintance warned the victim it sounded like a scam. This was confirmed when the senior phoned her real grandson, who told her he hadn’t been the one to place the original call. The woman reported the episode to the WVPD.

Police are using the incident to highlight the need for seniors and those close to them to be extremely suspicious of requests for cash made over the phone. The so-called “grandson scam” is an extremely common ruse used by con artists to swindle the elderly out of funds. A number of West Vancouver seniors have fallen prey to it in recent months, according to police. “This is not just a West Vancouver problem,” said Cpl. Jag Johal, a spokesman for the WVPD. “This is Canada-wide. . . . The elderly do get taken advantage of. It’s a constant message we have to send out to imprint it into our community.” The force issued a similar alert in January after two other West Vancouver seniors were targeted by men falsely claiming to be a grandson in need of cash and another was fleeced by a “nephew” in person. “It’s disgusting,” said Johal. “There’s no other word for it.” The WVPD advises any senior who receives a suspicious phone call to press *57 to record the number and then to alert police.

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Judy and Ken Rekrutiak, foundation chairman, greet guests. Representatives of Lions Gate Hospital Foundation hosted their 11th annual Wine and Culinary Gala at Capilano Golf and Country Club May 6. More than 200 guests were in attendance at the sold-out fundraising event. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner, and live music and dancing to Nearly Neil. The gala netted more than $1 million to support the foundation’s campaign to build a new centre for mental health and addictions.

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To pay or not to pay: that is the question QUESTION:

I’m a 32-year-old male and I’ve just started dating a very beautiful girl that I’m really nuts about. The problem is even though we earn about the same amount of money, she never offers to pay when we go out. I feel resentful but I’m afraid to bring this up and risk losing her. Can you help? Answer: This seems to be one of the stubborn holdovers from the years when women didn’t work outside the home, or if they did, their salaries were minimal. Men expected to be the providers and women expected to be provided for. We’ve had three generations of men and women shifting roles to accommodate the increase of women in the workforce that began during the Second World War. The shift has been gradual but today the general expectation is that men and women will work both in and out of the home — seeing women help with the finances and men help with the household chores. There have been pockets of resistance along the way. Women took to the workforce more readily than men took to vacuuming. Today, however, it seems men have embraced the female role of the ’40s more completely than women have embraced the male role. It’s more common to see a man in the park playing with his children than it is to see a woman under a car changing the oil.

The real concern is not so much about which jobs are done by whom, but about the sense of reciprocity within the relationship. When we see an attractive young woman on the arm of a much older man, we can venture a guess about who’s paying for dinner. This can work quite well as long as each feels the arrangement is balanced. The tensions develop when one person begins to feel the balance has shifted. I suspect from your resentment that you feel the scale of reciprocity has tipped in your girlfriend’s favor. There should be bigger concerns here than who is paying the bill. Who is this person you are dating and why are you with her? You haven’t mentioned what it is you are “nuts about.” Is the beauty you describe more than skin deep? Is she thoughtful and considerate in other aspects of the relationship? There remains a small percentage of women

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(often the young and the beautiful) who’ve not quite grasped the concept of equality between the sexes. They’re stuck somewhere between the ’40s and the ’60s: holding onto a sense of entitlement, yet expecting to be treated as equals. If this is the case with your girlfriend, you are best to address this sooner rather than later. Before you head off in that direction, you might consider what you may have contributed to the situation at hand. Is it possible that in the face of her beauty and your desire you may have given her the impression that you’re well-set and happy to pick up the tab? I suspect there is something of this at play. In any case, this is going to be awkward. I suggest addressing it by defining your predicament — that you’re crazy about her but fear you may have misrepresented yourself financially. This should open up a conversation. Stay calm and cool and see where she goes with it. You will know fairly quickly where she stands. Keep in mind resentment festers. You’ll need to do something with it before it becomes nasty.

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WINTER is finally behind us and the May long weekend is just around the corner, meaning the camping season has finally begun.

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Community to weigh in on OCP Monday Older & Wiser Tom Carney

I’M a bit of a history buff. Drop me off at, say, Kilchurn Castle in Scotland, with a backpack and a pair of hiking boots and I’m in heaven. Kilchurn Castle, situated on a remote island on Loch Awe, exudes a romantic and mystical aura. We may be short a few thousand castles in B.C., but just around the corner from where I live, the Deep Cove Heritage Society has mapped out a walking tour for those who want to experience the beauty and history of the area. If you take the tour, you’ll notice that some of the historical sites are still evident and some have come and gone. But what is unlikely to change is the landscape. The North Shore really does have it all, the ocean, the lush forest, the majestic mountains and occasionally even the sun. Now I hear regularly from people who think the natural beauty of the area is at risk. They believe the District of North Vancouver council wants to pave over paradise and turn our community into a Manhattan of the north. I don’t doubt that these callers care deeply about our community. They are unhappy with a lot of the decisions council and staff have made around development issues over the years. They like their community the way it is. And they want things to stay the same as they are. You can stop phoning, I get it. But when I hear that development or growth on the North Shore is out of control, or that all three North Shore

councils have a pro-development agenda, well, I’m sorry, but I haven’t seen a lot of evidence of that. My own view is that we are missing the big picture here. It’s not the landscape that’s changing, it’s us. We are an aging community and our numbers are shrinking. Our young people are leaving the North Shore in droves. We have a lack of housing diversity and affordability. Our schools are closing and we are losing jobs to other municipalities in the region. Our infrastructure is crumbling. We are too dependent on property taxes to fund municipal services, overly reliant on our automobiles and public transportation is likely to go where the growth is and that’s not here. The North Shore will always be green but given our rapidly changing demographics it may not remain vibrant and that is a real worry. We have neighbourhoods in the district, like Seymour, where year after year the population is actually declining. The real irony here, according to municipal planners, is that “changing nothing” means a lot will change — in ways we would not knowingly choose. The status quo is not an option. Our challenge is to develop a plan for a more sustainable future that we can all support, and then implement the plan. Almost two years ago, the District of North Vancouver began a consultation process with residents, asking them to share their ideas for the future. The result is Identity 2030, the district’s Official Community Plan (OCP). I’ve heard criticism about a lack of citizen involvement in the process. That’s complete nonsense. More than 5,000 people have shared their ideas for the future and while more public participation is always useful there have been numerous opportunities for the citizenry to comment and be involved in the OCP along the way. Early drafts of the OCP contained more platitudes than policies. It’s still not perfect, it seems a little heavy on aspira-

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THE style, the glamour, and the romance of the Royal Wedding, just over two weeks ago, charmed people all over the world.

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THE marriage of Kate Middleton and Prince William is expected to inspire a host of regal wedding trends.

Brides-to-be took notes of the décor, the floral arrangements, and of course, the now-Princess Kate Middleton’s dress. Not every girl will walk down the aisle with a sparking Cartier tiara from the Queen herself, but most every girl will want to feel just like a princess on her own wedding day. The brides of summer 2011 — all over the world and on the North Shore — will be looking to the royal wedding for inspiration for their very own princess wedding. “I can see people wanting

to recreate the feeling of their wedding,” says Alexandra Fischer, a bridal event planner at Hollyburn Country Club. “Everybody wants to be a princess for the day.” Fischer says for upcoming weddings, couples are going to be choosing similar floral arrangements and brides will be picking dresses like Duchess Catherine’s. She says the royal wedding’s green and white color scheme, from the trees in Westminster Abby to the bride’s bouquet, will be a new wedding trend. Fischer says we can expect to see more traditional weddings with a modern twist, just like the royal one. “Directly influenced by their wedding, (some couples might have) a wedding earlier in the day. It may be more budget friendly to have lunches instead of dinners,” Fischer says. She also says the statement-

making hats and fascinators worn by royal guests will be fashionable this year at weddings and showers. North Shore residents planning or attending a wedding can find royal essentials closer to home than England. Hats and fascinators covered in feathers, flowers, and bows, essential to any royal wedding, can be found at Jacques Vert in The Bay at Park Royal. The Jacques Vert line from the U.K. specializes in wedding attire, carrying similar clothing and accessories to those worn by royal wedding guests says Vaidehi Seth, area support manager for Jacques Vert at The Bay at Park Royal. Adding a regal accessory to an outfit is a growing trend here in Canada says Seth. “Since the wedding, we

have actually been selling the hats and fascinators at a lot faster rate than we were before. There is definitely a lot of impact on the accessories,” she says. The out-there fascinators, or headpieces, worn by the guests are making a big comeback she says. “I think a lot of people were under the impression that it is just too much . . . Now it seems that this is a great accessory to just make the outfit, so if you just had a plain black dress and put on a green fascinator you’re done,” she says. Of course the wedding day isn’t really about the guests’ attire. Brides hoping to feel like a princess on their big day can find their very own royal gown See A big page 25

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in Vancouver. Local designer Jason Matlo created a dress for his bridal line inspired by Kate’s. Matlo says he maintained the silhouette of the duchess’ dress and replicated similar qualities, like the elaborate lacing. He says similar gowns will be the choice of brides to be. “I have learned that all girls seem to get caught up in the fantasy of being a princess on their wedding day, so I think it will resonate with a lot of women and it will definitely influence a lot of bridal trends,” says Matlo. Some of the pieces from Matlo’s bridal line are available at La Novia Bridal in Vancouver and he says he also takes requests for custom designed wedding gowns. But before any princess gets her wedding gown she must have a royal engagement ring. North Shore residents can find their royally inspired ring at Stittgen Fine Jewelry in West Vancouver. The handcrafted ring exclusively available at Stittgen Fine Jewelry was inspired by Princess

Diana’s, now Kate’s, sapphire-and diamondengagement ring. The 14K white gold ring has a sapphire with a crown around it and diamonds to look similar to the Princess’ ring, but not identical says Vanoula Steinberg, a gemologist at the jewelry store. “Sapphires have always been one of the stones that the royals use as their engagement rings, it’s a traditional stone used in engagements in history before diamonds even became really popular,” says Steinberg. Steinberg says she predicts that people are going to want sapphires and diamonds in their engagement rings to be similar to Duchess Catherine. “Just a feeling that [the ring] is something they can share with the princess and princess culture is so big amongst little girls,” says Steinberg, calling the jewelry store’s ring “a big girl’s princess ring.” With the royal wedding influencing wedding trends, not just little girls want to be princesses, but brides-to-be, too. From attire to décor, expect to see royal elements in many weddings this year.

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Put a colourful spin on your celebration YOU’VE dreamed about your wedding day, but not about the price tag that comes along with it.

Luckily, you can have the wedding of your dreams on a realistic budget with a little creativity. Here are two inexpensive projects for a day that you — and your guests — will never forget. The Centre of It All When it comes to your reception décor, you want your guest tables to shine. However, lush floral centrepieces can quickly consume your budget. Sometimes the simplest centrepiece can be the most elegant. Try a glass container filled with coloured stones, water and floating candles or flowers. Another option is a wine bottle centrepiece. Collect empty bottles (be sure to enlist some help) for each table and spray paint each in your wedding colours. Add embellishments by stenciling or adding photos, quotes or graphics that represent your relationship. Who Doesn’t Love Candy? Give your guests a fun treat with an inviting (and inexpensive) candy buffet. First, select a variety of glass jars and containers in different sizes and shapes to hold

your treats. Don’t stop here though. There are a variety of ways to further embellish your candy jars. “For a wedding candy buffet, adding colours and embellishments adds depth to the glass,” says Katherine Merkle, Krylon brand manager. “This gives your table a more sophisticated look that doesn’t have to come with an expensive price tag.” Start by washing the containers and allowing them to dry thoroughly. Next, use stencils to spray the outside of your containers with anything from stripes and polka dots to glitter with a paint such as Krylon’s Indoor/Outdoor spray paint or Glitter spray. You can also use a leafing pen to add additional details. Other decorating options include glitter, decoupage or stencils. For set up, use a variety of sturdy boxes or books stacked at varied heights and then drape a tablecloth over the levels. Place your containers and fill each with your festively coloured and delicious treats. These projects are just two simple ways you can create the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank. Additional project ideas from Krylon can be found online at —

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IT can be a long walk from falling in love to standing at the altar and everyone does it in their own way. For graphic artist Adrian Tomine the journey was not without some strange moments; fortunately he was willing to share. This delightful little book provides the commentary on pivotal moments in the planning of the wedding. From arguments over guest lists to playlists for the reception, Tomine and his fiancée work through them all. Their comments and decisions can easily be lessons for anyone else embarking on their own wedding plans. Tomine has opened up his personal sketchbook and let us have a peek inside.

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PASTOR Thomas Niditause and his wife Mary outside the little Presbyterian church where he ministers in Lenakel, the chief town on the island of Tanna in the South Pacific. The cleric preaches in Bislama, the pidgin language of Tanna and the other islands that make up the republic of Vanuatu.


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TANNA ISLAND, Vanuatu — The breeze drifting in through the open windows did little to alleviate the stifling heat, so most of the congregation were fanning themselves with their hymn books. In the rafters of the tiny Presbyterian church, mynahs and kingfishers played tag, swooping down now and then just above the heads of the clergymen and the elders. But the playful birds weren’t the only things that set this service apart from what we in North America would consider normal. For a start, the average clergyman doesn’t begin by asking the outsider (in this case me), “Yu stap wea?” That’s pidgin English, here called Bislama. It’s the official language of Vanuatu, and Pastor Thomas Niditause was asking where I came from. (“You stop where?”) There would be a lot more Bislama in the one-hour service, including a sermon about two brata (brothers), one of whom spent his mane (money) on nogud gel (loose women) and grog (strong drink). Picking out these phrases, I recognized the

parable of the prodigal son. And I knew that the congregation was praising the Lord when they called out, every so often, “Jisus, yu numba wan.” They sang to the accompaniment of a piano, or as they call it, “Bigfala bokis blong waetman, tut blong em sam I blak, sam I waet; taem yu killim emi singaot.” (“Big white man’s box with some white and some black teeth; when you strike it, it cries out.” This was Sunday morning in Lenakel, the chief town on Tanna, one of the most southerly islands in the republic of Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides), an archipelago of about 350 islands and keys, 74 of them inhabited, about 1,500 kilometres north of New Zealand. Eighty-five per cent of Vanuatu’s population is Christian, with Presbyterianism predominant. Pasta (pastor) Niditause began the service with a salutation to the local bigman (chief) and included a prayer for Prince Charles — “Numba wan pikinini blong Kwin” — meaning Queen Elizabeth’s eldest child. (Vanuatu was once part of the far-flung British Empire and there’s still tremendous respect for the royals). See Islanders page 35


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BUDAPEST, Hungary —The temperature is cool in the all-but-empty tunnels of the Hospital in the Rock, making them a pleasant place to be in Budapest’s hot summer. The monastic tranquillity makes it difficult to imagine

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Groups of 3-7 need homes with rabbit-experienced caregivers. Young, sterilized and vet checked.

Mara is a 5 year old spayed female American Bulldog. She is the happiest girl in the world to meet all the people she does in one day. She will steal your heart. Mara needs a walking buddy, do you ?

Akita is a beautiful, active, 7 yr old German Shepherd. Akita is true to her breed and needs a home who understands German Shepherds. Akita is healthy and loves to chase her ball. She is currently in foster care on the North Shore.

Bandit is a young, playful and loving Siberian Husky. Bandit loves life and everything in it. He is great with other dogs and wonderful with people. Bandit was a chained, neglected dog that we transferred here from up North.

Bigglesworth was found on the street covered in cement dust. He needed a total new hair cut to get the drying cement off his fur. He is a very sweet guy who needs a loving home & someone who will watch him as he becomes the beautiful kittie he once was.

Cooper is a big boy who longs for a dog savvy guardian. Cooper can be insecure in new situations but looks to his leader for direction and is easy to work with. Cooper is a neutered, Golden Ret/Labrador cross about 18 mths old. We are looking for an adult home with no young children.





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Our sweet Lucy is still looking for that special family to show her the way. Lucy is a 3 to 4 yr old Husky/ Shepherd cross who loves to go for long walks. Lucy needs an experienced owner who knows dogs. Lucy is completely house-trained and gets along well with most dogs and is fine with dog savvy cats.

Mona Lisa is an extremely quiet, gentle cat that hardly makes a sound. She is very soft. Mona Lisa is young (maybe a year old) and was a good mom to her kittens. She would prefer a home with no kids or other cats.

Roamer is a 4 year old Domestic Short Haired neutered male Black and White. He has a cute little stumpy tail. He is mellow and very easy going. Perfect for almost any home.

A home with Doberman experience is preferred with this young guy. A new home will have to be willing to work extra hard at making sure Stryder has lots of controlled, positive experiences with strangers to overcome his reservations

This spring marks Tash’s two year anniversary at the Animal Shelter. While we enjoy the bent ear wonder’s quirky look and personality we know that she’d be much better off in a home of her own.



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Sunday, May 15, 2011 - North Shore News - A33


Find the right method of leashing your dog

Canine Connection Joan Klucha

Long gone are the days of simple choices for a dog collar: a flat leather collar or a choke collar. Now, the flat leather or the nylon buckle collars are just the basic collar choices. Their main use is to secure your dog to a leash and attach ID tags. They are not designed as a training aid. Both leather and nylon collars have their pros and cons. Leather collars can be as plain as you like or covered in as many blingy jewels as you like. Because they are a natural material they tend to not hold odour and are least likely to cause irritation when in constant contact with your dog’s neck. Leather does tend to stretch, especially if it gets wet often, something to consider in our climate, and needs to be maintained. Leather needs to be cleaned

you control the head, you control the dog. Designed after a horse’s bridle, a leash is attached under the chin strap of the face halter and when used properly can significantly manage a dog that pulls heavily. Some dogs readily accept a head halter, while others react quite negatively when they are on. If a dog behaves in a distressed manner, such as violently scratching at their face or continually dragging their head against the ground

or other objects in an attempt to get the halter off, then consider something else. Another such training aid is the walking harness. Again, there are a whole bunch of styles on the market but the ones that seem to achieve the greatest success are the ones that have a ring that attaches a leash to the breast collar of the harness rather than one that attaches to the back. When used properly and consistently, a dog can walk quite pleasantly beside its

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to remove the accumulation of body oils and dirt and should be protected with some sort of product to ensure it does not dry out and get brittle. Properly maintained, leather collars can last the life of your dog. Nylon collars come in a plethora of colours, everything from camouflage to princess pink. Nylon collars need to be washed often as they hold on to odours and some dogs do react to the synthetic fibers against their skin. The only real downside to the flat buckle-type collar is that a dog can slip out of these collars fairly easily, unless they are super tight, which I do not recommend. Another form of collar is called the Martingale. These nylon collars have a chain or additional nylon loop that encloses the two ends of a collar. They are designed as a training collar and when used properly the intention is to be able to add a gentle correction to a dog. Personally, the Martingale is my collar of choice because even if I do not use the collar as a correction tool, it is virtually impossible for a dog to slip out due to its construction. If you have a dog whose head is smaller than its neck or who is a collar Houdini, this may be your best choice. Next we have the head halters. There are a number of different styles on the market and they all work under the same premise: if

tale that a dog automatically understands the chinking noise the choke collar makes as an indication of an impending correction and does not behave inappropriately. That’s a bunch of hogwash and is as intelligent as saying that humans automatically know how to drive a car because they see them on the roads every day. The choices of collars and harnesses are as varied as dog personalities, so if you are working with a trainer, ask them for advice on choosing a collar that best suits your training needs.

A34 - North Shore News - Sunday, May 15, 2011

SPORT Calendar

West Van FC going for all the marbles THE Aldergrove United Soccer Club is hosting a tournament of Provincial Cup finals this weekend including the North Shore’s own West Van FC taking on the Peace Arch Dragons in the Men’s Masters on Sunday.

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STUDENTS from Quebec City’s Ecole St.-Pierre and Lynn Valley’s Ross Road elementary prepare to launch kayaks into the waters of Deep Cove April 8, as part of a week-long visit. Twenty eight Ross Road Grade 7 French immersion students travelled to Quebec in early February. Airfare was paid for by a grant through the federal initiative Exchanges Canada.

There are a total of eight finals matches taking place over two days with Canadian Club championship berths on the line. The Men’s and Women’s Premier Cup winners will go on to represent B.C. in Quebec this October. Surrey United Women, hoping for an unprecedented eighth straight Women’s Premier Cup, take on Westside FC while ICST Pegasus meet Columbus FC in the Premier Men’s Cup final. Both games are scheduled for today. Yesterday’s matches included a U21 Women’s final pitting NCUSC Fusion against Dasmesh United followed by SBAA Ajax Selects hoping to repeat last year’s win against Richmond FC Selects in the Women’s B Cup. The afternoon matches featured a U21 Men’s final between Island representatives Victoria Highlanders and Coquitlam Metro-Ford Junior Wolves, with the latter hoping to win their second cup in a row. Last night had the Men’s B Cup final between GEU Inter and Shaheen FC. Today West Van FC meet the Peace Arch Dragons in the Men’s Masters at 10:30 a.m. and Gorge FC plays last year’s winner Semiahmoo Supra in the Women’s Classics. The winners of both Sunday matches will represent B.C. in the Western Canada Championships. For a full schedule and results visit — John Goodman

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Facility converted into a nuclear attack shelter From page 30

40 years, until 2002, it was a top-secret facility. Fuel trucks kept its generators running by pretending to water flower beds above the complex; its power plant emissions were pumped out of a fake house near the Chain Bridge, a wellknown Budapest landmark. The Hospital in the Rock wasn’t where Hungary’s Communist leaders would have spent a third world war. “There are many other bunkers under Budapest,” says Vegh. This facility was intended to house 200 doctors and nurses for three weeks after a nuclear attack, then to treat survivors, who would be allowed in from above. In reality, only a caretaker and his wife ever used the place, changing the sheets on the beds every two weeks and keeping the equipment in working order. On his tour, Vegh shows a room still filled with medicines and anti-radiation kits. There’s also Russian spyware from the 1960s, looking very large and clunky to the modern eye. Plenty more material left over from the 1960s is scattered around, including crates of gas masks piled by the hospital entrance. These, it turns out, aren’t just for display: they’re the real things and visitors can buy them. In fact, besides “full head gas mask set,” a list of items for sale in the souvenir

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NS springs into action

DESPITE the drizzly weather, people on the North Shore have been out and about, trying to make a difference in the community.

Over the past few months, organizations, clubs and individuals have held events and fundraisers to try to raise money for various worthwhile causes. Please join us in celebrating the hard work and dedication of the people of North and West Vancouver who made this all possible and will no doubt continue to do so in the future. CHUCK Chamberlain, owner of the Tomahawk Restaurant, and Bob Benson of the Vancouver Porsche Club presenting a cheque for $300 to Dan Mellor, president of the North Shore Shrine Club. The money will be used to help transport children in need to the 22 Shriners hospitals around North America.

Judy Savage (second from left), president of the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, accepts a cheque for $4,000 from Janice Bosley (left), Jason Bowman and Brian Kerr of West Vancouver Sunrise. The money will go towards a new Centre for Mental Health and Addictions.

NORTH Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite attends a Windsor secondary PAC meeting to present a cheque for $4,080. The Windsor Secondary School PAC has received more than $20,000 in provincial funding since September 2010.

BRIANNA Carlson (left), a young magician, and East Side Mario’s owner, Antonio Simoes, present a cheque for $1,650 to Rebecca James of Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. The funds were raised at a special Magic fundraiser held at the restaurant in March and will be going towards the Foundation’s campaign to build a new centre for mental health and addictions at Lions Gate Hospital.

PETER Zednik, director of Beauty and the Beast at the Hendry Hall Theatre, hands over cheque for $6,000 to Kevin Lee, development officer of The Harvest Project.

CST. Jasvir Dosanjh and Cst. Brett Hakonson of the North Vancouver RCMP were two of 92 police officers from Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley who were honoured by the BCAA Road Safety Foundation as members of “Alexa’s Team” in recognition for their diligence in removing impaired drivers from the roads of our community.

STAFF and students of Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School in North Vancouver received a $20,000 grant from Telus. Back row: Head of school John Wilson, Telus representative Jill Schnarr, parent board member Geoffrey Hair, and Rosita Tam, of the Board of Education present Mac laptops to Grade 5 and 6 students at the school. The computers, as well as a lockable changing console, were purchased with the grant.

THRIFTY Foods store manager Al Gagnon (second from right), presents a cheque for $500 to Bill Reid (second from left), principal of Queen Mary elementary, to purchase books from 2011 B.C. Book Prize finalists including Sylvia Olsen (left) and Grant Lawrence (right), winner of the Bill Duthie Bookseller’s Choice Award.

David Spears (left) and Brian Kerr (right), co-chairs of the North Shore Rotary Wine and Food Festival, present Nanette Taylor and Paul Butler of Hollyburn Family Services with a cheque for $11,200 to go towards their Youth Safe House.

Neptune Terminals president James Belsheim (right) presents the cheque for $3,000 to Derek Mayson, executive director of Athletics for Kids. The money will help put disadvantaged youth into swimming programs and other sports.

MANGIA E Bevi Ristorante owners Doug Grisdale (left) and Antonio Sauro present Dr. Paul Klimo with a cheque for $15,350 in support of the Oncology Clinic at Lions Gate Hospital. The money was raised through the annual Because A Cure Is Obtainable fundraiser.

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WEBB - Jessie Marion (nee (Hetherington) 1930-2011 Peacefully at the North Shore Hospice in North Vancouver, BC on Thursday, April 21st. Beloved mother of Adrienne Brown (David), and the very proud grandmother to Natalie, Daria, Madeleine and Leslie Brown. She is survived by her brother, Hugh Hetherington of West Vancouver, and sister, Barbara Shore of Campbell River. Jessie lived her life in Vancouver from beginning to end, engaged in a self-directed life that revolved around art. She retained an impressive amount of curiosity about the world throughout her life, and brought a truly unique and creative point of view to everything she considered, taking little for granted. Thank you to all the caregivers and volunteers at the North Shore Hospice. Donations to the North Shore Palliative Care Program would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.










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ATRILL - Gladys May Passed away peacefully on the morning of May 4, 2011. She had been ill for some time and spent her last days at home with her husband, Al, at her side. Gladys was a very private lady who would go out of her way to make welcome both her friends and her family. Always gracious and with such a beautiful smile. She loved all creatures, big and small and especially all the family cats in her life. She loved swimming and never refused a chance to travel be it be car, train, boat or plane, she had her suitcase ready. She loved her car and the freedom it provided. She enjoyed the game of bingo and spent many a good time with family or friends at the local halls. Sadly missed by her husband, Al, her two daughters, Doreen Paulson and Marjorie McDonald. Grandchildren Lynda (Murray), Larry, Gary (Lois), Greg (Brenda), Darrel (Kim) and her great grandchildren. Predeceased by her mother, father and sister Flawrence (Linn). A special thanks to our family physician, Dr. Dana Haaf and three very understanding, compassionate nurses, Mandy, Jeanette and Irene. No service is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Glady’s memory to a charity of your choice.

BARTLETT - Margaret March 21, 1927 - May 13, 2011 Margaret passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with Melanoma cancer. She is predeceased by her loving husband Geoffrey Bartlett. She is survived and will be dearly missed by her daughters Diana, Winnie and Elizabeth, her son-inlaws Tom, Alan and Ian, her grandchildren Brad, Kathryn, Geoff, Robyn, Sammy, Devin, Colin, Sheldon and Jacob; her loving partner Ted and extended family and close friends. Margaret was born in Powell River, B.C. After marrying Geoff, lived in Toronto, Regina and then settled on the North Shore to raise our family. Margaret had a passion for opera, gardening and travel. It was during mom’s travels that she met Ted; a relationship that brought her so much joy and happiness again. Special thanks to Dr. Mike Davidson for his exceptional care of our mother. To Dr. Klimo for his heroic efforts and to mom’s health care nurses, Julie, Eleanor and Linda and the palliative care ward at Lions Gate Hospital. A memorial service will be held on May 19th, 2011 at Hollyburn Funeral Home at 11:00 AM. Reception to follow at the Cowden’s residence. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Family Services of the North Shore or Lions Gate Hospital Foundation Oncology Department in Margaret’s name would be greatly appreciated.

In Memoriam

ADAM C. WILSON Jan. 21, 1920 – May 15, 2009

This year we are all having our Christmas drink at Dukes on Kalakaua, remembering the many times spent in Hawaii and re-telling our stay at the Kahala. We’ve spread your ashes in Glasgow, now will spread some in the Aloha State. As you were in life, you’ll be in death. Well travelled!

Karen Isabell Bernice Turowski August 13, 1926 – May 16, 2009

He Only Takes the Best God saw that she was getting tired, A cure was not to be. So He put His arms around her and whispered, “Come with Me.” With tearful eyes, we watched her suffer, And saw her fade away. Although we loved her dearly, We could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes “the best”.

REYNOLDS - Alan P Eng. Born in Beckenham Kent October 25, 1926 and passed away West Vancouver April 21, 2011. Before immigrating to Canada in 1955, he served with the second Gurkha Rifles in India for three years. Alan was active in several sports, mountaineering (Life Member of ACC) skier, sailer and traveller. In the 1960’s he started his own mechanical engineing firm in West Vancouver. On retirement, he took up painting and was a member and President of the West Van. Sketch Club and had several shows on the North Shore. Survived by Elizabeth, his wife of 55 years, daughter Gwen Inouye, son Geoff (Samporn) and granddaughter Sara Inouye. Many thanks to Heather, Binder and all the staff at the West Vancouver Care Centre who looked after Alan for four years. A celebration of life will be held at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver on May 28th, at 10am. Donations may be made to the Parkinson or Alzheimer Society.

TEAROE - John Lawrence August 4, 1923 – April 26, 2011 Early this morning at 2:10a.m. John L Tearoe (Bud) peacefully passed on, ending his courageous battle with cancer through the last 10 months. He retained his humor through to his last days. When asked by Rose, his devoted companion, caregiver and friend, if he was religious, he thought for a few moments than replied “Yes I Am. You see Rose, every time I hurt myself, the first person I call out is JESUS CHRIST”. Bud was 87 and was a true Canadian to heart. He would have loved to see the Canucks win game 7; was a gallant soldier who over reported his age just so he can serve his country in the last world war; a caring father who was there for his children and his grandchildren, he was a wonderful loving grandfather. Kirsten, Kaelen and Colin had the privilege of seeing their grandfather before he passed. Lovingly survived by sons; Bert, Brian (Marium), Bruce (Pam), Brent (Angela), grandchildren; Shelby, Stephanie, Kirstin, Kaelen and Colin as well as sister; Joy Cripps and Family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Society. Take care you all and enjoy life as Bud had, smile and keep the cheers on! Brian, Marium, Kirstin, and Kealen Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221

TOROK - Daniel Frederick July 4, 1947 – May 11, 2011 Peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. British Columbia. Dear father of Linda (Peter) Lang of Hope, British Columbia, Daniel (Jessica) Torok of Scotland, Kelsey Torok, Nathaniel Torok and Michael Torok of North Vancouver, British Columbia. Also survived by his children’s mother, Patricia Torok of North Vancouver. Grandfather of Kirk and Nicholas Lang of Hope, British Columbia and Penelope Torok of Scotland. Predeceased by his parents, (Walter) Phil Sturdy (July 2008) and his mother, Betty (nee Bell) (February 1986). Will be sadly missed by his sisters, Elizabeth (Wayne) Hodgson of Niagara Falls, Ontario and Nancy Paone of Thorold, Ontario. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews: Tania (Ron) Badr, Joseph (Laura) Grifa, Dina (Sean) Paone Hannaway and Patrick (Brianne) Paone and their children, Genevieve and Griffin Badr and Tyler, Tucker and Ridley Paone. Dan worked for many years for Cambridge Lease Hold and managed several Shopping Malls in Ontario and British Columbia. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Lynn Valley Branch and the North Shore Winter Club. According to Dan’s wishes, he will be cremated. Memorial service on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 2 p.m.. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7J 2J1. Family would appreciate donations to Heart and Stroke.

CAT, Black/white, lost May 2010 Lynn Valley, Reward $500. 778-800-9727 leave message VENSKE - Maureen Margaret On May 2, 2011 Maureen Margaret Venske passed away at North Shore Hospice at the age of 75. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Larry, daughters Karen and Lee, son in law Izak and daughter in law Lori; grandchildren - Jacques & Tanya, Quinn, Michelle & Travis, Nicholas & Heather; her great grandchildren Katelyn, Emma, Brian and Jason; her sisters Patty and Lolly; family in South Africa; her friends at West Vancouver Senior Centre and Kiwanis Manor. Maureen was born in Elsburg, South Africa and immigrated to Canada on August 5, 1998. This was a great adventure for her and she was very proud when she became a Canadian Citizen on August 8, 2002. Maureen’s greatest pride and joy were her children. Many thanks to Dr. Sugar, the nurses, care givers and volunteers at North Shore Hospice for their compassionate care given to our mother. In keeping with Maureen’s wishes no service will be held. If so desired, memorial donations in Maureen’s name may be directed to the North Shore Hospice, 319 East 14th Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7L 2L7.


1964-1968 COURTENAY HIGH SCHOOL Reunion planned for July 1-3, 2011. It is time to plan your summer trip to visit OLD friends. July 1-3 in Courtenay, BC. Contact Diane (250) 941-1912. Email: for information and register: Facebook Courtenay High School.

Attention 'Sexy, Healthy, Wealthy, Women'; join 7 female powerhouse speakers on Sunday, May 29th at the Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver. www.sexyhealthy

LOST-FEMALE GREY short haired kitty with a pink collar in Lynn Valley. Any info Pls call 778-828-0471 thx.


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FOUND BIRTH announcement card with family ’PERCIVAL' photos etc. around Easter in shop on Lonsdale Call to id. Ask for Sasha or Lyn 604-984-8782 LOVE BIRD Found. peach face green + blue tail feathers, 15th and marine drive. 778-340-4117

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LOST 2 Kayaks, one red and one yellow in Deep Cove, Indian Arm. Left on the beach by mistake and were carried away by the tide. 604 377-7095

FISHBONE is an adult orange short haired tabby cat he has been missing from the Glenmore BP’s area since Apr 30/11. If found pls call 604-926-4808

Applicants must be experienced, self-motivated with good driving record. We provide opportunity for growth, a competitive salary with benefits package. Please send resume identifying position in the subject line (copy of your drivers abstract required for Driver positions) to: Attn Len, email:


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FLORAL DESIGNER Required for North Van florist shop. Full & Part time positions, must be professional & experienced. Call 604-729-1745

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Position requires a valid BC drivers license & a clean drivers abstract. Work schedule of 5 days/ week. Experience an asset but not required. We provide a competitive remuneration package, comprehensive benefit plan and a friendly working environment. Please send your resume to: Capilano AUDI 813 Automall Drive North Vancouver, V7P 3R8 or email: No phone calls please.

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Requires F/T Food Service Supervisor. Min. 3 yr exp in cafe/restaurant. Completion of HS. Food Safe Certificate req. Barista/counter attendant/supervisor exp req. College in food area asset. Early morning & weekend shifts. $13/hr, 40hrs/wk. CV: or mail to 1495 Bellevue, West Vancouver V7T 1C3



We are a downtown CA firm that has been providing quality services for over 50 years. We are looking for an experienced AA to provide admin support to the Managing Partner. Duties include diary management, preparing documentation, liaising with clients and local CRA office and other admin duties. Candidates must have strong English language skills, able to type at 60 wpm, transcribe dictation, have attention to detail, able to multi-task, meet deadlines and have excellent presentation. To be considered please email your resume to: Roz Eyre, HR Manager, Rolfe Benson LLP, Chartered Accountants.


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Ratcliff and Company is the North Shore’s oldest and largest law firm providing legal services to clients, in business and in life. The work environment offers challenging and rewarding opportunities in a professional yet informal and friendly atmosphere, where every team member counts. We are currently recruiting for a Senior Legal Administrative Assistant to join the firm’s busy Family Law practice. This opportunity is targeted to a qualified legal administrative assistant with ten or more years of progressive experience,with significant expertise in Family Law. In this senior role,you will provide support to a senior Family Law practitioner, including document management, liaising with clients, drafting summaries and correspondence, and assisting with Chambers and trial preparation. Your ability to proactively manage files, including keeping the lawyer informed on the status of files will be key to success. Given the diversity of the role, flexibility and adaptability are essential, as is the ability to make sound decisions,communicate in a timely manner,and be relied upon to maintain utmost confidentiality of information. Attention-to-detail, strong computer skills, the ability to remain composed under pressure and able to work independently are essential. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is strongly self-managed, communicates effectively in all mediums, and enjoys taking initiative. Working knowledge of the Supreme Court Family Rules. This is a full time position with long-term career potential, competitive salary and benefits.

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Hydrovane International Marine Inc. ( and Karen Curry Design ( are seeking a full-time bookkeeper/administrator. Duties include accounting and perhaps materials sourcing for the design business. Preference to candidate living on the North Shore. We offer flexible hours. Please email John at:

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V A N C O U VE R ’ S L A R G E S T Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120-$360 DAILY for outdoor Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic individuals to fill our various 2011 positions. Apply online @


Highlands Preschool, a highly respected non-profit preschool is seeking two outstanding individuals to complete our teaching team this Fall.


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North Vancouver lumber company, is seeking to hire a full time Logistics and Administrative Support person Prefer someone with a working knowledge of the Lumber Business. Along with Experience: ❏ Logistics, Set up/track the shipment of Lumber ❏ Knowledge of US & Overseas shipping documentation ❏ General Administrative duties ❏ Multi-task ❏ Meet tight deadlines ❏ Superb Organizational skills Please forward your resume to northshorelumbercompany



LOVE GOLF Honest hardworking social person required for part time sales work at local golf course. Flex hours. 1-250-308-1163



EXPERIENCED P/T RETAIL TRAVEL AGENT with existing client base required for our West Vancouver location. No weekends, no evenings and great benefits package. Sabre experience necessary. Reply to email: jmukerji@

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Technical Marketing Engineer B.C.’s most innovative pre-cast concrete products manufacturer requires a highly motivated individual to expand our success and provide an elevated level of engineering support to our customers and the engineering community throughout our market. With over 60 years history in pre-cast concrete products, The Langley Concrete Group, a family owned enterprise, prides itself in being customer orientated and quality driven. The successful applicant must have the ability to understand the technical aspects of pre-cast concrete products and with confidence present innovative and proven applications to engineers, and other product specifiers.






West Vancouver School District #45 A Plumber position is available, 37.5 hrs/week; salary starts at $25.25/hr plus a Dual Certification Allowance of $1.08/hr, if applicable. The Plumber is responsible for the provision of plumbing and gasfitting services for the district including fire sprinkler and hot water HVAC systems. Required qualifications and experience include Grade 12 Graduation, Certification as a Journeyman Plumber, Min 2 yrs related experience at the journeyman level, Valid BC Gasfitters 'Class B' License, Valid BC Drivers Licence and Asbestos Awareness Course. Desirable qualifications and experience include Certification as a Journeyman Sprinklerfitter and Vacuum Breaker Course. For complete details on the posting and our application procedures, visit the Job Opportunities page on our web site: Closing date is 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday May 24th, 2011. Please note that fax and email applications will not be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those individuals under consideration will be contacted.

Auto Mechanics

Whistler Resort Cabs. a Cab service located at 225 – 2063 Lake Placid Road, Whistler, B.C. requires a fully qualified Auto Mechanic. Main duties include: inspect, diagnose faults, repair or replace parts of automobile engine including diesel. General maintenance and s e r v i c e o f a u t o m o t i ve systems i.e. brakes, steering, cooling etc. 4 years experience. Knowledge of Hindi or Punjabi is an asset. Salary $26.00/hr. Fax resume to 604-938-1518


Are you looking for a new challenge and a company that puts your needs first? Speedy Glass® is looking for Automotive Glass Technicians who possess superior customer service skills, have a great attitude and a passion for cars. Speedy® offers competitive wages, a flexible benefits plan, pension plan, technical training and much more! Join our team today by submitting your resume to: or by fax to: (604) 415-8313.

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Responsible for QA and documentation on steel pipe lining, concrete backfill and backside welding. Requires 3 yrs experience with similar project engineering or management. Must have Degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related field. $1,490 weekly + benefits, depending on exp. North Van project, Temp, for 18 months or duration of project. FCFGtJDC-KDmEDC CFGstCIctFCs ulC AHH CDEHJDs tF jFbs@fCFGtJDCkDmEDC.cFm oC Fax tF 604-988-3633

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Working with our staff that has over 200 years of experience in this industry, the Technical Marketing Engineer will help develop and present effective marketing strategies to further the use of pre-cast concrete products in all aspects of underground civil infrastructure construction. The position entails working with established industry associations and public organizations with the goal of expounding our success in providing practical, long term solutions at the overall least cost for the construction of roads, storm and sanitary sewers, culverts and storm water treatment. You must enjoy working in a casual environment where teamwork is mandatory and support is provided at every opportunity to make you the best you can be at this position. Our team welcomes new ideas, fresh input and works by consultation, involvement and feedback giving you the opportunity to learn and grow bringing projects to completion. Minimum Requirements; 1) Registered P.Eng in British Columbia for minimum three years. 2) Experience in technical marketing to engineers, municipalities and governmental agencies. 3) Training or certification in AutoCad applications. 4) Experience in structural engineering of civil construction products or projects. 5) Excellent written and verbal skills with ability to effectively communicate to individuals or groups. 6) Positive attitude with outgoing personality and willingness to learn and grow. Our progressive Company offers; 1) Attractive salary and benefits including extended health, life insurance, critical illness insurance, employee assistance program, etc. 2) Future personal growth and development program. 3) Ability to travel, network with other professionals and attend industry training events. 4) Supportive, engaged atmosphere with change minded management group. Please send cover letter and resume to our Human Resources

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GE SIDE x side fridge, white, with water & ice, excellent cond $350. Kenmore dishwasher, white, builtin $100. 604-971-0151



CATAHOULA X. 6 weeks. Shots, dewormed. Family raised. Parents to view. $400. 604-583-6123

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604.306.5134 WHIRLPOOL FRIDGE, French Doors, Bottom Freezer,Mdl GX5FHDXVQ. Paid $1650, will sell for only $1000, 10 mos old. 604-988-6462

Art & Collectibles


SWAROVSKI collection 23 pcs, 17 orig boxes $600 + 2001 (Harlequin) mint $300 obo 604-986-1189


For Sale Miscellaneous

BILLIARDS TABLE. 4 x 8 feet. Cherrywood/ mahogany. Vintage quality. $2995 obo. 778-883-2441 BRIGGS-RILEY 6 suit garment bag w/multiple pockets. Never used. Originally $649, now $350. 604-926-2176 PARROT CAGE, 7’ hight x 2' x 2’, 4 doors, Wheels. Cost $500 new, asking $250 or best offer, 604 980-6050



1 ELECTRICAL BED, single, adjustable, good condition $50 . 1 single bed box spring & frame new $50. 604-922-8194


Wanted to Buy

COLLECTOR BUYING Pre 1960 toys, postcards, militaria, automobilia, antiques, collectibles, antique fire arms, advertising items 604-313-5479

LEATHER SOFA, loveseat, chair & ottoman, Italian, beige, like new $795 for 4 pieces. Serta sofabed, queen size, thick mattress, sand color, like new $750. Sony TV 36’’ $350. Downsizing 604-926-9803 MOVING, Damask 90 inch custom sofa, as new $200 obo, 2 matching chairs $75ea obo 604-922-7077

LAB PUPS yellow , male/ female, vet checked $500. Phone 604-701-1587


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I’m going away for a couple of weeks; who can I phone to order some meals to be delivered to my father? Meals on Wheels delivers hot meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The volunteer driver will deliver the meal between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm at a cost of $6.35 per meal. It might be nice for your father to have contact with someone while you are away (call 604-922-3414). Another option would be to order from “Eat Good Do Good.” The North Shore Salvation Army’s Chef Training Program prepares gourmet meals. The frozen meals cost $3.00 each and free delivery is available if you purchase five meals (call 604-988-7225). Seniors’ One-Stop Information Line 604-983-3303 or 604-925-7474 North Shore Community Resources


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GAMBRIER ISLAND. Seasonal Cottage Sea ranch for sale 1500sf 3 BR, 1 bath on Graves Bay. $400,000, 604-266-6191

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BLACK GRANITE dining table, lazy susan, granite pedestal, side table, $2000, 604-982-0894 HIGH END new, modern leather sofa, loveseat & chair. Value $3500 sell $999. 604-418-6308



SOFA BED, double Serta mattress, like new $100 obo. 604-929-7569

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★ A QUIET BUILDING★ 1 Br. Jun 1; top flr. north $940. 2nd flr. north west corner $920. Incl’d heat, hw, drapes, carpets. Gated prkg avail. 604-986-7745


1 BR $1250 (Avail Now & July 1), 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 included. Call 604-983-6920 to view.

Avail July 1, 2 Br large corner, $1050 Gated prkg. quiet, drapes no pets, heat incl. walk to seabus, 1 yr lease, 163 W 5th. 604-980-7501 BACH, S. facing, $900, June 1 274 W2nd. incls heat, hw, u/g prkg, locker, ns/np, 604-779-3541

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1 BR. $900 Bach $800 incl hw heat reno, hardwood, balc. 280 E 2. Jun 1, prkg avail 778-855-2420 1 BR $935, Jun. 1, patio, elevator, drapes, hardwood, 18/Lonsdale ns np, incl heat/hw. 604-220-6817 1 BR $950, large, Lonsdale & 21 hardwood, quiet bldg, np, hw, heat, prkg Jun 1, 604-990-4088 1 Br. brick patio, $855. June 1. Heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg, no pets, 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2nd, 604-904-0956 1 BR, bsmt, Edgemont, suits 1 quiet, n/s, n/p, $750 incl heat/ light, laundry, 604-986-6235

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 BR $1500 Avail Now & July 1. 2 BR $2150. Avail July 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 bd 2 bth Lwr Lonsdale! Newish bldgs from $1795 to $2995 Hwd, ss appls Views, Victory Ship, Pier & The Sky Kristin - Royal LePage 604-671-6175 2 bdrm, $1200, Large & clean, bright,130 W 5th, heat hw, np, ns, refs, lease, 604-987-2761 2 BDRM, $1225 Central Lons, h/w flrs, balc, new granite, n/p, 160 E 20th. NOW, 604-988-3227

1 BR. large, $870. mountain view, now or June 1st. Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802

2 BR $1200. 1 BR $1000. bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. 604-618-8338

1 BR, quiet bldg, ns np, $975 incl heat & hw. onsite manager. 120 E. Keith Rd. 604-985-9852

2 BR, hardwood flrs, $1160 np, ns, avail May 1, 225 East 12th 604-786-3405

1 BR/studio. THE HILLRIDGE 170 E. Keith Rd clean, quiet, concrete Heat h/w incl. np ns 985-8405

2 BR Large $1125, avail now or June 1. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. 920 sf, drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl., Lynn Valley. 604- 987- 4922

1320 Chesterfield Ave. 908-7368, 1 BR, 7 appls, prkg, gym, pet ok, lease, Jun 1, $1250.

2 BR large 1st flr Lonsdale & E. 10th $1040incl heat/cable, ns, np refs. well kept quiet bldg. immed suit quiet tenant(s) 604-317-7425 2BR, Manager Special, $995, Central Lons, patio, carpet, n/p, 160 E 20th. NOW, 604-988-3227 850.00$/MTH - 1 bedroom. Upper Lonsdale. Incl. Heat, h/w. N/S. N/P. 1yr lease Avail may. 15 (604) 980-3889

BLUERIDGE APTS (Family complex )

2 BR. immed, new reno’s, new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628

Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals


1 BR $945.. 2 BR. $1175 heat & hot water included, close to bus and shopping. Clean & Quiet, u/g prkg. on site laundry. 1 cat ok, No smoking 604-980-9219

Beautiful Views

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

North Vancouver


Studio, large, updated, separate bed area, quiet bldg, np, ns, 1240 St. Georges. $850, 604-317-8811 TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield 1 BR $940, Wkdays 990-2971 Wkends 778-340-7406 VICTORIA PARK PLACE 615 St. Georges Ave @ E 6th St. 1 BR, bright South view, clean quiet bldg, np, ns. 604-980-9057

WOODCROFT 1 Br enclosed balcony, ns np, prkg, security, rec, $895 incl utils. 604-813-7312

CENTRAL & LOWER Lonsdale renov’d & bright w/view, 1 br $800 up, 2 br $1050 up, 3 br penthouse $1600 up. Now 604-725-4873

WOODCROFT, big 2 br, 1 1/2 ba, 2 balconies, bright, security, rec facility, n/s, n/p. $1375 incl utils. 604-813-7312.

Delbrook Gardens 777 W. Queens Rd 2 br from $1,565.Wdays 604 990-2971 Wkends 985-2876


West Van Apt. Rentals

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

ns np May 15th also 2 br h/wd flrs, $1,080 June 1st 604-323-4467

EVERGREEN - 161 East 17th St. A 1 br spacious, clean well maint, np, ns. June 1st 604-990-8907 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 3 BR. Now. 1 & 2 BRS. June 1. 604-988-3828

Noma 728 W.14th St . 908-7368, 3 level, 2 BR, 2.5 baths, 2 prkg, roof deck, Jun 1. lse. $2300.

THE IONA 1370 Clyde Ave Available Jun 1 1 BR Starting at $1275, Nr Ambleside beach, restaurants, shops, amenities and transit, ocean & mnt view. Bright & Spac. Newly Reno’d, h/w flrs, granite countertops and new cabinets. quiet bldg, laundry facility, prkg avail. Incls heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Call 604-922-4724 to View

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.


Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

Call 604-986-3356 PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. w Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. ★ 2 BR. $1420 & $1440. Views, Storage. Parking avail. NO PETS. 604-988-7379

1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA 2 BR - Avail June 1 From $2050/mo. Fully Reno’d, granite countertops, Breathtaking ocean view, new appls, d/w, new kitchen & bath rm cabinets, 2 balc, 1.5 baths, HW floors, Walk to shops & restaurants. Steps to Seawall, transit & beaches. Sorry, no pets. Call 604-922-4724 to view.


Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR. reno’d, granite, south facing, heat hw cable pool, $1225 1740 Esquimalt. 604-922-1043

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

2 BR south facing, renod, now avail in quiet bldg. located on Bellevue Ave. incld heat, hw, basic cable & prkg, 604-926-1691

AMBLESIDE STUDIO, updated, bright, nr Seawall $995 incl util. 604-925-8824

2 bd 2bth Waterfront Seastrand 24th & Bellevue, Dundarave, Neutral Pallette! Cat ok! Immediate $2195

Diana 604 657-4508 Royal LePage Northshore 2 BDRM Recently reno’d 800sf, available in quiet waterfront building, partial ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment AMBLESIDE TOWER Studio & 1 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


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 June 1st. By appt. 604-922-8741 PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s now or June 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

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

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Money matters heat up – strive to meet schedules, deadlines. There are profit or good earnings here, but even more, present efforts, money accomplishments and new money directions can lead to a whole year of grand financial results, beginning next month! Often, the best actions are preceded by planning, preparation. Do these now, while your mood and optimism, wisdom and view, are high and accurate. This week is mostly successful, but avoid self-deception Wednesday morning, electricity Thursday eve, and “partnership finances” before 9 a.m. Friday. Sex, finances good Monday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Your energy and charisma climb higher, as Mars entered your sign last Wednesday, and Venus and Mercury enter Sunday. These are the three planets involved in 90 per cent of all romance, socializing and popularity – so expect yours to climb! (And in 21days Jupiter also enters Taurus, bringing big luck, the kind that sparks life-changing events.) Use this week to press forward with new or significant projects. Sunday/Monday bring opportunities, but demand co-operation, diplomacy. Finances, intimacy, bonding and commitment draw you mid-week. Wisdom, gentle love Thursday onward. Gemini May 21-June 20: This is your last week of weariness, quietude and solitude, and of being ignored. Endure it with good humour. We all have our surges and our ebbing. Starting Saturday (end of this week) your energy will increase, and you’ll have a few weeks to take things “over the hump” – to succeed, impress and solve. The best time will be May 21 to June 3, so be prepared to act quickly and fortunately to make a major wish come true. Use this week to plan your late-May actions. Prepare, get paperwork or government or bank records in order. Be charitable. Fulfill obligations. Rest, eat sensibly.


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

Apartments & Condos

BACH, UPPER Lonsdale, adult oriented bldg., incl heat/hot water, $750, avail now, 778-996-1263

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1 BR $1095 2 BR $1495. ocean view, now. new kitchen/bath & carpet, dw, ns cat ok lower Lonsdale, 604-988-1939


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

THE EDWARDIAN 1330 Clyde Ave. Avail June 1. 1 bdrm $1290. View. N/S No pets. For appt 604-926-3741


Duplexes - Rent

SUITS EXECUTIVE COUPLE 1800sf, 3 Bdrs, master, ensuite w/dbl jetted tub, Vancouver city & water view, walk-in closet, back yard with huge deck & huge trees, $2850/mth. Refs reqd. 406 E. 4th St. By Appt only. 604-984-2030 avail June 22. Request pictures @


Furnished Accommodation

1 BR Furn, sep entry, prkg, bus, ns, np, W. Van. Fishermans Cove $800 incls, Jun 1. 604-921-7008


2 BR, Westlynn furn tv, kit & i/net. cbl, $1550 incl utils 604-987-2691

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

Grand Manor Guest House/Apt. Furn. Accom - day/week, ns, np 604-988-6082 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites



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Houses - Rent

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

DEEP COVE 604-929-5191 ns - 2 br, 2 levels water view $1975 - 2 br, waterfront cottage $2375

935 Marine Drive

W Van, Dundarave 4 Br, 3 bath, bright clean new paint, h/wd, garage, np, $4600 604-319-7674


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Cancer June 21-July 22: Romance calls Sunday/Monday! Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A huge wave of luck is just around So do pleasure, arts, creativity, sports, speculation. But work the corner in investments, debt reduction, lifestyle change, arrives Tuesday to Thursday noon. Plunge in, you’ll get it done health/diagnosis, research, intimacy and sexual bonding, easily. Thursday noon to Saturday is both the most important pregnancy and similar life-changing zones. These things have and the luckiest part of this week. Opportunities, exciting already impacted your life, pressing on you like a grey velvet meetings, new horizons, success with the public and in hand, for the last three years in an upheaval way, for 18 months contract negotiations, even love can appear. But you need to be in a sober, “let me be secure” way, for the last three weeks in a co-operative, diplomatic and eager, as others hold the winning hopeful way; and now to June 4 in a focused, event-triggering cards. Handle irritations Thursday twilight, Friday morning, and way. On June 4, a whole year of “big luck” starts here. Get ready mid-afternoon Saturday. Dreams can come true this week! to invest, change, commit! Fortune might lie at a distance. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Continue to strive ambitiously. Show Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Relationships, previously lively, higher-ups what you’re capable of, finish projects and duties grow serious, focused. Issues become clear. You could fall in without slacking. Your performance is being watched closely. love, note someone’s looks, or renew sparks with your mate. Over the weeks ahead, if anything, your career heats up. Within Opportunities arise in work, machinery, finances and social life. less than a month, a great current of luck enters this area These are the precursors, or wee beginnings, of really major (status, prestige, ambitions) to stay for a year. Start ramping opportunities that arrive June 2011 to June 2012. Right now (in up – big things lie ahead for those who are eager and hardMay) these are “pure chemistry” attractions/opportunities, but working! But first, take a rest Sunday/Monday; prepare your June onward they will tend to be connected to money, earnings, foundations, give your family support and attention. Romance, possessions. You could hop on the wagon to the mint! Propose, pleasure call mid-week. Tackle chores Thursday onward. seize the day, Sunday/Monday and Friday! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Your gentle, compassionate mood Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The work is starting to come. continues. It has begun to generate an important idea, project The past few weeks have just been “ordinary work.” Now, the or situation (or relationship). This important thing will grow chores become clearer, more significant. From June 2011 to smaller yet more focused and concentrated over the next few June to 2012, your luck will grow in this area, but your duties weeks – then, like a sponge in water, swell to absorb more will expand, too. (It’s not “get out of work” luck.) You’ll be lucky, and more of your life and attention, from June to June 2011also (June onward) in machinery, so this will be a good time to 12. Important thing = higher education, international travel or buy a car/computer, to learn tooling skills, etc. You will almost dealings, a major cultural ritual (wedding, etc.) a lawsuit or certainly earn more money (unless you’re in school, etc.).Watch legal dealing, communication, media or publishing, religion, your health, especially thighs and hips. Rest Sunday/Monday. Ads orcontinued finding a life philosophy...and, love. Romance, late week.on next page You shine mid-week. Money late week!

May 15 - 21, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The general emphasis lies on romance, pleasure, beauty, creativity, charming kids, speculation. Take a risk, express yourself! All these pleasurable things shrink but grow more “intense” over the next few weeks; then they will swell larger and larger for 12 months. Hopefully you’ve done all you can for your security by now: if not, tie up any loose ends (e.g., property deals, retirement plans, investments, family issues). The future year will not reward caution! Optimism, social joys early week, rest mid-week. Your energy and charisma shine late week – approach someone! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The security, domestic, real estate, family, restful, contemplative, nature-oriented, soul and nutrition themes that have run through recent weeks continue: but they tend to produce events now through June 2012, lucky events. The best will come after early June. This can be huge luck: a home of your own, or additional real estate, a new family, a new child, the resolution of old problems, dissolution of old skeletons (yes, therapy will be productive). You can leave behind a life of constriction and worry, for a new, bright one! Saturday begins a month of pleasure! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Travel, communications, paperwork, details, casual friends and siblings – these fill the days, even more so now. In the 13 months ahead, you might take two or more significant trips. You’ll do a lot of talking about your career or ambitions, but you won’t do much about them. (It’s as though you sense something deeper, bigger, “fuller” is coming by 2012/13...could be! Could be pregnancy if you’re the right age.) Sunday/Monday feature far travel, rituals, gentle love, wisdom. Ambition, higher-ups demand your attention midweek. Wish fulfillment, social joys Thursday-Saturday! • Reading: 416-686-5014


Houses - Rent

W. VAN FURN’D 3 BR, 1 bath, TV, wifi, Jun 1. $2500 incls utls, 6-12 term. NS/NP. 778-839-8305


Office/Retail Rent

NEXT TO PARK ROYAL, West Van, 440 sqft, newly renovated Call 604-926-7542


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM ste, Canyon Heights, garden level, h/w flrs, 5 appl, new w/d, all utils/cable/internet incl, ns np, June 1, $1080. 604-537-4453 1 BR bright clean garden suite, nr Horseshoe Bay, new laminate, nr beach & bus, ns, cat ok, $1050 incls heat/hw. 604-897-6919 1 BR bright new Upper Lonsdale near bus, cable, suits 1 quiet ns, np. June 1, $890. 604-721-4973 1 BR garden level, Upper Lonsdale, furn or unfurn, $800, June 1, ns 604-984-8242


Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM Legal basement suite, Lynn Valley, new home, private entrance, insuite laundry, private alarm, $1350, 1 block from transit, available June 1st. 604 805 3374

2 BR bsmt, hidden gem in Lynn Valley, walk out entry, 1000 sf, beautiful creekside private patio, very tranquil & quiet, gas fp, share wd, near bus, ns np, $1300 + 50% utils, incls cable & internet. Avail June 1, 604-988-4173 2 BR bsmt ste, 1000sf, Edgemont Village area, in new home, priv entry, insuite laundry, d/w, $1400. ns np, avail now 604-988-8894 2 BR garden ste, Grand Blvd area, bright, quiet, shared w/d, nr bus, n/s n/p $1180 incl hydro, Refs, 604-990-9610 2 BR, main flr, 1300 sf, fp, wd, nr bus/school, garage, np, ns, $1280 40%util. June 1. 604-721-4431 2 BR Pemberton Hghts, 1,000 sf, priv garden, cable included $1,100 per mth 604-924-1410 2 BR ste above ground, own wd, fp, Dollarton cov’d prkg, ns, np, $1300, immed. 604-728-6962

1 BR, Lynn Valley, priv entry, 4 appls, gas f/p, $800, ns np June 1. 604-220-2255

2 BR upper Capilano nr bus/ Handsworth, reno main flr, Jun 1, np, ns $1250+util 778-323-4586

1 BR new large suite, Deep Cove. lovely, bright, steps to beach/bus. Front loading w/d, wifi, telus tv incl. $1280/mo. 604-809-1754

3 BR very lrg ste, quiet, Lonsdale area, fp, ldry, prkg, ns, nr Seabus June 1st $1500. 604-728-6962

2 BDRM a spacious suite, Seymour River, recent paint, fenced yard, patio, pantry, d/w, stone f/p, ns np $1280. 604-913-3109 2 BDRM + den ground suite, 6 appls, fr doors, f/p, covered patio onto garden, near bus, Mt. Seymour area, ns, np, 604-924-9641, avail immed, $1,450 incl. util.

BACH BSMT ste, Upper Lonsdale, bus, w/d, cable, np ns, $550 incl, June 1. 604-980-2950 BACH, garden level, view, sunny lower Lonsdale, wd, ns, np, June 1, $700incl utils, 604-981-9668 BACH GROUND Flr suite, Upper Lonsdale, $650 incls. N/P, N/S. Avail now, 604-986-7894 aft 6pm

Sunday, May 15, 2011 – North Shore News – A41


Suites/Partial Houses

DEEP COVE 1 bdrm bsmt suite, bright w/view, w/d, n/p, n/s. $850 includes utilities. 604-762-6818 FURN BACH, walk to Cap U, $620 incls util, cable, internet, w/d. Jun 1, ns, np. 604-984-0702

LRG 1 BR, 9’ ceilings, private entrance, s/s appliances, newly reno’d, lrg bath, gas f/p, quiet area, close to all amenities, on bus route, N/P, N/S $1250 + % utilities to view 604-924-2477


Townhouses Rent

1/2 Duplex in Lower Lonsdale Huge View, laminate floors elevator and ramp for special needs. 3 bd 2 bath laundry up Great opportunity home office large deck, garage, $2395 Diana Mander Royal LePage 604-657-4508

Don’t Miss THIS! 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

Central Auto The North Shore’s Best for 35 Years

Call Ted (anytime)

604-984-7714 2009 Infiniti EX35, moonroof, leather, alloys, only 10k, exceptional condition. $34,850 Special $33,850 2007 BMW X3 3.0Si, Park Assist, panorama roof, alloys, only 27,500kms, Alpine White on black, immaculate. $28,850 2007 BMW 328xi, only 53K, fully loaded includig Navigation, beautiful car. $27,850 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited, AWD, auto, a/c, leather, moonroof, factory warranty, only 27,000kms, immaculate. $25,850 2007 Acura RDX Turbo SH AWD, local, only 50k, balance of factory warranty, exceptional condition. $25,850 Special $24,850


2010 Toyota Rav4, 4x4, auto, pwr windows, a/c, only 10,300kms. $22,850 2002 Ford T-Bird Convertible, hard & soft top, black on black, exceptional. $19,850





2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr cpe, White/grey int, auto, aluminum mags, spoiler, cd plyr, exc cond, n/s, female driven, no accid, 75,000 k, $5,000. 604-916-5590


Luxury Cars

7-Quality Volvos from $4850.

2003 CHEV 3/4 ton p/u with 6 ft tall aluminum canopy 160,000kms, ideal for deliveries. $8500. 604-999-1591

2008.5 NISSAN Titan Ext cab, unique 8 ft bed, loaded, Flex fuel. well maintained & serviced, some warranty remaining. $25,750 Firm 604-328-0070.

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2006 MERCEDES 230 auto, 43K, as new, no accident, warranty till 08/12, silver, black int, sunroof. $19,500. 604-929-3311 2007 MERCEDES 350 CLK, convertible, 2 dr, auto, 34,000 kms, dark blue, fully loaded. very cond, $45,000 obo. Must go 778-999-3654 VW TDI Golf L 5speed Hatch 277k km 4L/100 Indigo $4700 Timing Belt done one owner Richard 604 763 4315


Boat Parts & Service

1999 BAYLINER, 32.5ft, complete canvass set, perfect condition. $2750 obo, 604-506-5416

2001 JAGUAR S-Type 3.0 V6, Auto, White on Black, 142,000km, $6,588. Call: 778-322-3598


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Sports & Imports


1998 VOLVO XC70, wagon, blue, 210kms, 7 seats, rare, auto, loaded, $5500.. 604-926-5677

2007 CHEVY Avalanche SS, excellent cond, champagne colour, fully loaded, 2 monitors, DVD, $32,000 obo. 778-999-3654

Rare Diesel 1999 Mercedes Benz E300 Turbo Diesel, only 126k, local, one owner, complete MB service history, truly exceptional. $17,850


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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A42 – North Shore News – Sunday, May 15, 2011


Blinds & Draperies



Small Jobs to rewires, lighting control, new houses, repairs. Insured & bonded. Knob & tube replacement specialist. Lic. #23726. Call Chris, 604-788-3864



DECKS BY DALE Specializing in cedar decks, new, repair & reno. 30 yrs exp. WCB 604-984-6997



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Call Merry Maids.

It’s one less thing to worry about.


$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 GEMINI CLEANING for 1 time & regular cleaning service. Insured. Free est. Refs. 604-988-4634 MAUREEN’S MAID SERVICE 1 time/reg/move outs $25/hr. 2 hr min. incl all supplies. 604-681-1337 QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522 TOP NOTCH HOUSECLEANING Since 1972. Our customers & staff stay with us for years. For a free, inhome consultation call 604-329-5562 WE CLEAN TO DETAILS. Environmentally friendly, Exc refs. Sat guar. 778-668-6624



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



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



A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276 ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329

LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899




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

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Quality & Price Fences • Deck Repairs Serving the North Shore since 1978 Call Mike 604-783-9558 FRIENDLY FENCE 778-386-3201. Professional quality workmanship Fences, decks, arbors, stairs...



ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 ACME DRYWALL. Board, tape, mud. N. Shore 20 yr, avail immed Spraytext removal a specialty. Kent 604-984-7171, 753-1116 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


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

• • • •


Outdoor Kitchens Pizza Ovens • Gazebos Garden Houses Waterfalls Luxury You Can Afford!


Part of RJR group

604-202-6118 A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds Renos Carpentry cabinet, drs, laminate, tiles, drywall, paint. 761-7745

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)986-4026/805-8463 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 ALL TYPES of repairs including masonry. Hard working & honest. Call Jamie at 604-805-1582 ★CARLYLE HOME REPAIR★ Bath/kitchens, tiling, wiring & decks. Ref’s. Lou 604-562-2415 PRECISION TOOLS, Handyman Service. Fix those nagging problems. Call Mike - 604-925-6381




• Design & Consultation • Lawns & Hedges • Water Features • Patios & Pathways • Retaining Walls • Irrigation & Lighting


PACIFIC LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION LTD. Custom Landscape Installs Paving Stones & Walls, Drainage & Grading, Irrigation & Lighting, New Lawn Installs, Outdoor Kitchens


DHALIWAL GARDENING & Landscaping. Full yard mtce, trimming, pruning 604-889-0263 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Old Pools Filled in 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 PAVING STONES, RETAINING WALLS, FENCES, DECKS. Call Paul 604-625-7611 or James @ 604-613-8630


Lawn & Garden

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

Book Your 2011 Lawn & Garden Maintenance Program Now!

Lawn & Garden

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

JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

A. ALL AREA Gardening Service

$95 for Aeration, Moss Control & Fertilizer We also Prune, Top and do General Garden Clean-up — Binder —

604.926.1526 604.726.9153 Call

Jungle George

O’GRADY’S ★ 604-985-7977

Lawn ★ Garden ★ Tree Care Cert★ Lic ★Insured ★ since 1988

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DHALIWAL GARDENING & LANDSCAPING Full yard maintenance, trimming, pruning, new & re-landscaping Residential • Commercial




ARCADIA STONEWORK bricks, blocks, natural, cultured & paving stones. Alex - 778-895-6170 T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117


Home Services

GOING AWAY FOR A FEW DAYS? Will take care of home, yard, and pets. Responsible University student. Call: 778-897-0553


utter, Deck, & Roof Cleaning Inspection, cleaning & repair: ower washing and window washing - Roofs, gutters, windows, decks, epair estimates & quality construcpatios, and more on services.

6 0 4 2 9 4 6 7 0 0


Moving & Storage

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

For All Your Moving Needs!

778-872-7696 778-87CROWN

Ask for Jo

LAWNCUTS Free Estimates

Graig 604-986-3463

• Pruning, weeding etc. • Design & advice • Organic veg. garden • Professional & experienced • Reasonable rates

604-984-4433 Contact Cari

2011 Special incl aeration, moss control & fertilizer - all for $95 All Area Gardening 604-926-1526 /604-726-9153 Alive & Well Organic Gardening Maintenance, installation, ISA certified arborist. 604-215-0232.

Painting/ Wallpaper



• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Professional Crew of Ticketed Painters



A Classical Painting

Strong Work Ethics, 30 yrs exp. Complete prep. & repairs ON TIME COMPLETIONS References. Fully Equipped, Liability & WCB -

Thomas 1.604.989.5222

Colourwise ®

Professional Painting Bldg & Deck Repair & Maint 30 yrs exp. Insured & bonded Visa, Mastercard, Interac

Professional Painting Services Interior • Exterior Commercial• Residential Consulting • Advices 604.716.9527


• Prof & Reliable • 30 Yrs. Exp. W.C.B. NORTH SHORE

778-833-4771 A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $117. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700


Performance Garden Service



1 to 3 Men


Free Estimate


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


• Lawn & Garden Maintenance • Aeration • Power Raking • Hedge Trimming

Oil Tank Detection Oil Tank Removal Soil Remediation FREE ESTIMATES BEST PRICE GUARANTEED Jim 778-232-4063







Oil Tank Removal

WE ARE reliable, hardworking, avail for yard cleanup, soil transplant, digging etc. 604-418-5588

Local North Shore



Pressure Wash, Trimming, Yard cleanup, Top Soil Delivery, Rubbish Removal, 604-690-4772

★ Spring Yard Cleanup ★

Garden Services



A. A. Allwest Garden Service Lawn maint, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-716-8479604-726-9152



Plywood Kitchen Cabinets & Refacing, Counter Tops • In business 50 years 604-879-9191

Lawn & Garden

2011 Special • New Lawn Installs • Replace Old Lawn • Lawn Drainage • Landscaping • Paving

CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101

Donald Graham Antiques

Book Your 2011 Landscape Renovation Project Now!


DUST-FREE REFINISHING M & L Floors. BBB member. 778-988-4231

EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY Antique restoration Custom reproductions. 604-984-8313


Installed • Cleaned • Repaired




ABSOLUTE PROFICIENCY DD Haul & Delivery. Loads from $30 each. David 604-512-7471



NO HST! til May 31

CARPET, VINYL & HARDWOOD Repair & Replace. Material sales Dwight, 778-322-6048 I’ll show you the inexpensive route

Furniture Repairs/ Refinishing



DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332

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

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



A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451

Call 604-710-5253

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

Ask about our Spring Specials!


604.980.MOVE (6683)

1 OR 2 Men with big or small truck affordable moving, rubbish removal, Pls. Call 604-925-3186 CROWN MOUNTAIN MOVERS For All Your Moving Needs! 778-872-7696.. 778-87CROWN NORTH VAN MOVER Local & long distance. 778-340-6678 TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 • • 604.924.LAWN (5296)

★CNN prof. 10 yrs exp. Weeding ★pruning ★ all your garden needs Free est. Nick 778-840-6573

All your gardening needs. LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. Spring clean-up 604-788-9687

GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220

Two Men And A Truck $68 /hr. 604-566-5541

Cert. horticulturists 604-518-5661 Scott H. Design & Maintenance

GREEN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Hedge trimming, tree pruning, yard maintenance, removal, Mike 983-3586 Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 FLYING COLORS PAINTING Drywall repairs, wall covering, WCB. Reliable, quality & clean work. Henry 604-780-3183 G.E.PAINTING 604-839-3458 Specialize interiors, 25 yrs exp. Water & Drywall repairs., insured. LIVINGSTONE PAINTING 20 yrs North Shore. Robert 604-366-7270 PAINTING - NO HST! Call Tyler, 778-386-3783 • SEA TO SKY PAINTING • Guaranteed quality craftsmanship, insured Int/ext refs. Free estimates Carter 604-790-4554 ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-221-4900 STORYBOOK PAINTERS - The Children’s Room Specialists Murals, Faux Finishes, Mables, Granites, Complete Design services, Colour Experts, Free Initial Consultation. 604-945-7740 or Email

HOME SERVICES Paving/Seal Coating



Renovations & Home Improvement

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

Award-Winning Renovations ■ Rendering to Reality ■

drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187



North Shore Co.

■ 604.980.8384


604-987-7473 604-721-6075 #1 BARGAIN rate on plumbing & drainage. No job too small.Ken 604-987-2890 cell 604-328-7439

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617


Dishwashers, Gas Ranges, etc 604-729-9758 BUDGET PLUMBING, No travel charge, No hidden fees. Guaranteed. Reasonable. 604-726-0474


PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 604-729-6695

We Care Tel: 604.278.3838 Fax: 604.278.3086 Email:

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



Power Washing


A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE • Gutter cleaning/repairs • Window cleaning • Power washing • WCB insured • Free estimates



Winner of Gold & Silver Georgie Awards

20 15 yrs of Service on the North Shore! • Gutters Cleaned • Power Washing Roof Restoration • Small Roof Repairs • Skylights Window Cleaning • Awnings Awnings Cleaned Cleaned Free Estimates Quality Service Quality&Service

– Renovator Member of the Year

Winner of the National SAM Award

– Best Renovated Kitchen in Canada

Doug Robinson 604-985-4604

Serving the North Shore since 1963

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

FATHER & SON Power washing, Free estimate. Affordable 604-299-4791

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

GOTHAM CONTRACTING LTD Power washing, maintenance. Insured. WCB. 604-544-5080

Celebrate all your family occasions in the


POWERWASHING AT 20% off Call Tyler 778-386-3783


Renovations & Home Improvement

- Home Inspection - Repair Estimates - Full-scale Remediation 6 0 4 2 9 4 6 7 0 0

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Tel: 604-329-3725


• Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee



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When your house is great except…


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All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates




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B-Cheema Roofing

All Types of Roofing & Repairs Free Estimates



Save Your Dollars!

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778-317-1256•604-451-0225 Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More STRAIGHT EDGE VENTURES LTD. We Repair Leaky Homes & Condos • Int/Ext Water damage repair • Sundeck repair/replacement • 35yrs Exp. / North Shore Co.


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


Rubbish Removal

ABSOLUTE PROFICIENCY DD HAUL & DELIVERY meeting all your needs, ‘quality workmanship delivered with pride’. Loads from $30 each Please call David


604-RUBBISH 782-2474

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs


1 A STUDENT JUNK REMOVAL Best prices! Friendly service. Free est. Jamie 604-961-0466


Stucco/Siding/ Exterior


J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925


30 YRS EXP. Tile, marble, granite, glass blocks & renovations. Excellent refs. Cell 604-729-8079 PROFESSIONAL CERAMIC tile, marble, granite,slate installation. Call John 604.916.2305 RENEW KITCHEN & Baths. Tile, slate, marble, granite, pools. 15 yr exp. Free ests 604-773-2264


Top Soil

We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable. DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599

Headwater Management TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery

ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193


175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver


Looking to do some

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

Tree Services


Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585





Mike Getzlaf 604 351 9316 •

20 year Labour Warranty available

★ ★ ★ ★


15 Years Experience Tree & Stump Removal Prunning & Trimming View Work Call 604 291-7778 or 604 787-5915

★AAA★ TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500 NORTH SHORE TREE & Hedge Certified arborist. Fully Insured Call Daryl 604-988-4479

ROBIN’S 604-986-4091 Expert Tree Care - Cert. Arborist. 25 yrs exp. Fully Ins.


Window Cleaning


•Window Cleaning • Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning


Serving the North Shore since 1963

GOTHAM CONTRACTING LTD Window & gutter cleaning, power washing. Licensed, fully insured WCB. Over 25 yrs exp Free Estimates 604-544-5080 UNIVERSITY STUDENT has own Window Cleaning Co. Fully WCB ins. Free est. Rory 778-989-4419 Window cleaning 20% off. Call Tyler, 778-386-3783

Licenced & Insured. Refs.

15% Discount with ad!

604-317-4729 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

Spring Cleaning?

John Pratt: 604-763-6423

Advantage Building Maintenance: •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •FREE Estimate 604-802-1918


Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086

Spring Garage Sale Special 10 LINES

CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913

*Includes a Garage Sale Kit & FREE Marketplace Ad

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Love, All our san, Rick, SuBrian Kate &


25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty

Since 1978


Trim Rite Interiors Home Reno’s 35 yrs exp. ‘‘We do it all for you’’ Lloyd 604-788-0947 North Shore

*A discount equivalent to the HST will be given, call for details.


LARTER PLUMBING Heating & Gas. $70 hourly. Richard Larter 604-984-7814 (Hearing impaired)

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

Call ThE Experts

Pryce Contracting Ltd. (North Shore Based) Complete home makeover, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, suites, decks/patios, doors, windows & trim. Peter 604-988-7526

NO HST! til May 31

from concept to occupancy

•Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

RAY & CHRIS JOHNSON Call 24/7 • 604-925-0234

NORTH SHORE WINDOWS LTD Windows, doors & finishing carpentry. 604-839-0636



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


Renovations & Home Improvement

Renovations & Home Improvement



TEEPEE CONSTRUCTION. Forming, framing & underpinning. 35 yrs exp. 604-604-802-1156

PLUMBING LTD Heating & Gas Fitting Licensed Plumber

Sunday, May 15, 2011 – North Shore News – A43

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