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Police charge man with assault on NV teen James Weldon

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A Vancouver man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted a North Vancouver teen he found through an iPhone application.

Brent Tynan, 54, was arrested in Vancouver April 13 after he reportedly arranged a rendezvous with the 15-yearold through a networking program called Grindr. The free software, designed for the iPhone and the iPod Touch, is intended to allow gay and bisexual men to find and socialize with other men in their neighbourhood. The application has the usual chat and photo posting functions found on higher traffic sites such as Facebook or Lavalife, but unlike those services, Grindr makes use of the mobile devices’ GPS locators to let users transmit their location on a map. The North Vancouver RCMP, who headed the investigation, declined to See Friendship page 3

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Investors out $10M sue WV tycoon Jane Seyd

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A West Vancouver businessman has been banned from the stock market in British Columbia and faces a hearing before the B.C. Securities Commission as well as lawsuits from former investors who claim he swindled them out of up to $10 million. The B.C. Securities Commission has already temporarily suspended Luc Castiglioni while it looks into claims that he took millions of dollars from 63 investors between 2008 and 2009 and

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siphoned the money off for his personal use while lying to investors about it. When investors complained to the security commission in the spring of 2009, commission staff allege Castiglioni lied to regulatory staff, claiming $7.5 million of the money was safely socked away in a Swiss bank account. Later checks by investigators revealed only $10,000 left in the account, which wasn’t held by Castiglioni’s

investment companies. They added statements given to the commission by Castiglioni “appear to be forged.” A hearing into those allegations takes place May 6. Castiglioni is also being sued in B.C. Supreme Court by former investors who have claimed he used their money for personal gain, including the purchase of a $2.5 million house at 2367 Nelson Avenue in West Vancouver. Investors have placed a notice on title of the property and are demanding to be paid back the millions of dollars they say Castiglioni duped them out of.

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Standing up for cleaner water Paddleboarder takes on Georgia Strait to highlight pollution James Weldon

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BY the time Markus Pukonen’s first attempt at crossing the Georgia Strait came to a disheartening end April 16, he and his paddleboard were moving at four kilometres an hour — backwards. The Deep Cove resident, pushing the oversized surfboard across the channel as part of an environmental campaign, had made it to just beyond the strait’s shipping lanes — about four hours and 15 kilometres into the planned 55-kilometre journey to Nanaimo — when a ferocious 20-knot headwind started driving him back to shore. Around noon, Pukonen admitted defeat, turned his board around and started paddling home. That wasn’t the worst of it, though. As he crossed the mouth of the Fraser River, the wind grew even stronger, joining forces with the river current to churn the surface into a frenzy. Already cold and exhausted, Pukonen toppled off his board. The experience was harrowing. “I’m sort of accustomed to the cold, but getting dumped right at the river mouth, which tends to be colder water, was quite chilling,” he said. By the time Pukonen dragged himself on to a sandbar at Jericho, he was completely drained. “I got to land and tried to lift my board up,” he said. “I was like, ‘Whoa, I really don’t have too much more energy.’” That was two weeks ago. Today, Pukonen is trying again. If all goes according to plan, the 27-year-old documentary film student will leave West Vancouver’s Whytecliff Park at 5:30 a.m. and reach the Island about nine and a half hours later. The idea is to raise awareness of pollution is the Georgia Strait. “I’m looking to get people interested more in cleaning up the water they play in,” said Pukonen. “It’s quite disgusting how dirty our waters are. A lot of people don’t know where the sewage goes when they flush it down the toilet.” He’s taking aim in particular at the Lions Gate and Iona wastewater treatment plants. The aging facilities treat sewage only to a primary level, meaning they settle out the solid component of effluent but eject the liquid portion into the ocean more or less untreated. That’s unacceptable, said Pukonen. “These are the waters we live in, that we play in,” he said. “If you can’t put your hand in the water and touch your face without getting E. coli bacteria in your mouth, there’s something wrong there.” Pukonen wants to see the plants upgraded ahead of the region’s current 20-year target date. To that end, he is using his journey to raise money for the Georgia Strait Alliance, an environmental organization that has been lobbying for treatment plant improvements for years. NEWS photo Cindy Goodman As of Tuesday, the weather was expected to be calm during DEEP Cove’s Markus Pukonen plans to take his paddleboard across Georgia Strait the crossing, with the possibility of a tail wind. The spring tide, however, might pose a challenge. With the today to raise awareness of pollution in the waterway. The 27-year-old film student water level projected to drop by close to 14 feet in the first six failed in his first attempt two weeks ago, but hopes for better weather this time. hours of the journey, Pukonen will likely be dragged a significant distance south before — with luck — being pushed north again. Pukonen is nonetheless optimistic. “I’m not going to be going in a straight line, so it’s definitely going to be more “I’m feeling super confident right now,” he said Tuesday. “If the weather stays like 60 — hopefully not 70 — kilometres,” he said. “It’s going to be an extreme as predicted, I think I can do this. . . . Obviously, I’m a little bit nervous, but not challenge.” as nervous as last time.”

Man pleads guilty to armed robbery of WV jeweler

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A 25-year-old Princeton man arrested three months ago following a dramatic heist from a West Vancouver jewelry store has pleaded guilty to armed robbery. Jeremy Winger pled guilty Thursday to using a Browning handgun to rob Gino Giragosian, owner of Absolute Star Design on Marine Drive on Jan. 19.

Winger also pleaded guilty to shooting the gun with reckless disregard for the life and safety of others. He remains in custody and will be sentenced June 7. Giragosian narrowly escaped with his life when three men, armed with a sledgehammer and a gun, walked into his store and ordered him on to the floor. One of the men allegedly put the gun to Giragosian’s head while others smashed display cases and scooped about $100,000 worth of diamonds into a bag. Giragosian chased the men down the street after they left the store. As he got close to their getaway car, one of the men shot

at him twice, missing him. West Vancouver police later locked down the area and found a car ditched by the suspects on Highway 1 near the Capilano River. They arrested the three suspected robbers and a fourth getaway driver nearby. Two of the other men arrested in the case — Joshua Chaif-Gust, 19, from New Westminster and Ryan Blore, 26, of Port Moody — also remain in custody, facing a variety of weapons and stolen property charges. They have not entered pleas to the charges. The fourth suspect is a 21-year-old Burnaby man.

Mobile dating app offers GPS trace by cellphone

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release details of the alleged meeting between Tynan and the teen, saying the matter is before the courts, but they maintained the encounter was criminal in nature. Tynan has been charged with sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault.

Suit alleges corporate cash used privately

The role of mobile technology in the case has prompted investigators to issue a warning to parents. “It’s not that particular application,” said Cpl. Marlene Morton, a spokeswoman for the North Vancouver RCMP. “People need to know who their children are talking with (on line).” Although Facebook and other networking sites can be misused by criminals, the GPS function available

through Grindr adds a new dimension, she said. “It’s an added concern,” said Morton. “It makes it so much easier to locate the person you’re speaking to. . . . If the person does not have the best intentions, that’s not good.” Tynan appeared in North Vancouver provincial court April 14. He is slated to make a second appearance today, April 28.

One of the biggest unwitting investors in Castiglioni’s alleged ponzi scheme was Red Deer businessman Garth Dushanek who decided to put money set aside for payment of corporate taxes into Castiglioni’s companies as a short-term investment. According to documents filed in B.C. Supreme Court, Dushanek decided to invest in CPLC Ltd. Partnership and CPLC Management Group Ltd., after talking to Castiglioni and another director Tom Badry. On May 31, 2008, Dushanek provided a certified cheque for $1 million that was paid into the CPLC corporate account at the Bank of Montreal in West Vancouver. The lawsuit alleges that soon after — unknown to Dushanek — Castiglioni transferred the money to personal accounts and on June 27, 2008 used $830,000 of that to buy the Nelson Avenue home. According to court documents, in July of 2008, Dushanek said he became concerned about his investment and was assured by Castiglioni that everything was fine. In January 2009, Dushanek asked to be paid out his investment. Castiglioni provided him with records indicating the securities had been sold and promised to pay Dushanek the money. But Dushanek said he was only ever provided one cheque for $150,000 that was returned for insufficient funds. The lawyer acting as trustee for CPLC Management and CPLC Ltd. Partnership, which investors forced into bankruptcy in an attempt to get back their money, is also suing Castiglioni and his wife. According to court documents, the trustee accessed records of corporate banks for the two companies and discovered hundreds of thousands of dollars appeared to have been paid from those accounts to personal bank accounts of the couple. In one instance, $493,000 was transferred from corporate to personal accounts. In another case, almost $400,000 from the corporate accounts was used to pay credit cards in the names of Castiglioni and his wife. The money-moving culminated on June 27, 2008 when the couple got two bank drafts totaling $833,746 — the same day they paidslightlymorethan$843,000 to complete the purchase of their West Vancouver home. In a statement of defence filed in one court case after a default judgment had already been awarded against him, Castiglioni insisted none of the investors’ money was used toward the purchase of his house in West Vancouver. He also stated the closing balance sheet for his company showed there was still almost $880,000 in the account.


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Internet sting nabs WV man for child porn

Judge sentences Shayne Baker to 10 months for distribution Jane Seyd

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A West Vancouver man who was nabbed over the Internet uploading child pornography has been sent to jail for 10 months by a provincial court judge. Shayne Baker, 27, was handed the sentence Thursday by provincial court Judge Carol Baird Ellan. Baird Ellan described the exploitation of children involved in pornography as “abhorrent,” adding easy distribution over the Internet has made child pornography “very hard to detect and deal with.” Baker pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography after he was caught by an international police investigation sharing sexual images of girls over an Internet file sharing system.

Most of the girls in the photos appeared to be between eight and 11 years old, according to lawyers involved in the case. Among the images Baker uploaded were pictures depicting sexual activity between girls and adults. He also uploaded a photograph of one half-naked girl that he had taken with a camera while the girl was sleeping over at a relative’s house. A psychological report described Baker — who has two children of his own under 10 years old — as likely being a pedophile and a “danger to children.” Left untreated, he poses a moderate to high risk to reoffend, according to the report. The police investigation into Baker’s online activities began in September 2008 when a police officer in Australia posing as a pedophile began chatting over the Internet with a man calling himself “bugz316 shayne” about sharing sexual

photographs of children. On Nov. 26, the police officer — still posing as the pedophile — began a twohour “chat” session with the man, who identified himself as Shayne Baker. During that conversation, Baker uploaded 71 photos, mostly images of girls, either naked, partially naked or involved in sexual activities with adults. He told the undercover officer that some of the images of a half-naked girl were pictures he had taken with his camera. Australian police forwarded the information to Canadian police, who traced Baker’s identity to a Shaw Internet account held by his mother in the home where Baker lives. West Vancouver police searched the home under warrant and seized a computer that contained numerous sexual depictions of children. Baker’s mother told police that her son often used the computer alone at night in one of the bedrooms. The girl in photos taken by Baker was identified by her mother who recognized

the shirt her daughter was wearing. Crown counsel Phil Sebellin added Baker had discussed taking other pictures of kids during his online chat with the undercover police officer, including photos he’d taken of children at the Vancouver Aquarium who he found sexually attractive and others of girls he knew. “I just don’t want them to be all over the Net, you know,” Baker wrote at one point in his chat session, adding girls in some of the photos were only eight or nine years old. The judge noted Baker was “well aware” of the ages of the children he was

photographing. Baker was previously convicted in 2002 of sexually assaulting an 11 year-old girl by touching her genitals when he was 18 years old. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 18 months probation, but did not complete a sexual offender treatment program as “he was in denial over the offence,” said Sebellin. Defence lawyer David Walsoff said Baker is deeply remorseful for his actions and has resolved to make changes in his life. He added Baker has the support of his mother, who was in court for the sentencing. Walsoff said the scheme to share child porn over the

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NE of the bigger problems facing Health Minister Kevin Falcon and the B.C. Liberals in winning public acceptance of patient-focused funding is the way the minister announced it. Unless — scarily — he means every word he said and understands the consequences. According to Falcon, hospitals will compete for patients, being rewarded financially for increasing the numbers of successful outcomes. Lions Gate Hospital staff say utilizing facilities and staff expertise to the maximum makes sense. Two 18month pilot programs did just that for spinal surgeries and cataract removal: spinal operations in a year more than doubled, while the waiting list for cataract surgery was chopped from 1,000 to 200.

It would seem there is little doubt that front-line experts can increase efficiencies dramatically given the funding. In these two tightly controlled studies, the artificial cap of imposed “block funding” was removed and the results speak for themselves. We presume that other hospitals will be equally successful in establishing centres for excellence in a variety of surgical fields if given the funding to do so. But we will have to trust that our health authorities continue to provide an adequate share of the pie to areas of the province with lower population. One area of concern in the minister’s vision of “competing” hospitals is the role private clinics or hospitals might playinthefuture.Wedon’tbelievepublic money should ever leave the public system in the name of “efficiencies.”

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Seymour highrise contradicts local area plan

Dear Editor: Thank you for recently raising the issue of the Parkgate highrise tower. Every District of North Vancouver taxpayer and voter should be concerned about this. Apparently, as early as May 18, the district is poised to begin the piecemeal dismantling of the Seymour Local Area Plan in favour of Metrotown-style highrises. All district communities and local area plans (LAPs) are similarly threatened by the issues at play here. Whose neighbourhood will be next? Our LAPs were established through an open and comprehensive community consultation process. They provide the legal basis for development in our communities. Perhaps the lack of public debate so far is because only residents within 350 metres — about two blocks — of the planned highrise were formally notified of this looming threat to the whole Seymour area and, indeed, to all district residents. The frightening precedent this council will set if this unpopular project is approved will establish “open season” for big developers in every district neighbourhood. How can council in future say no to the next big developer, if it is clear that our LAPs stand for nothing? First reading (expected May 3) and the public hearing (likely May 18) for this highrise project are imminent. There is no signage on the planned project site providing these dates nor have there been any announcements (yet) in the local papers. The Metrotown developer involved has styled their highrise apartment tower as a seniors’ residence. But it is not affordable seniors’ housing, nor is it a nursing care facility. With minimum rents of $3,500 a month for a 410-square-foot studio, the developer is building a “lifestyle choice” limited to wealthy seniors. And those requiring “in-home” nursing care have to move out. TheSeymourLAP,lastupdatedinFebruary2009,isdramatically

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at odds with the developer’s plan for the seven single-family-lot project site across from Parkgate Mall — being an 11-storey, 146unit, highrise tower with only 57 parking spaces (six for visitors) dramatically towering over and crowding onto Mount Seymour Parkway. Following the LAP for this site would provide for a much smaller — “recommended” is a three-storey, 25-unit — multifamily, lowrise complex, much like the nearby four-storey Nature’s Cove development that is nearing completion. Following district

parking rules (two spaces/unit) would require the developer to provide 292 parking spaces in total. Just try getting a similar break for your secondary suite or small business! All district taxpayers and voters should have a reasonable expectation that developers (and council) will follow our LAPs. Why can’t we simply have responsible development that follows our LAPs? Joseph Bowes, North Vancouver

Let’s work to keep seniors in our communities Dear Editor: Regarding Trevor Carolan’s April 18 guest column, Seymour Development Proposals Dismay: I want to express a different view about the proposal for more seniors housing in Seymour. I am a senior who lives in Deep Cove and I am in favour of more density in the Parkgate area. I believe that the only way it will be realistic for seniors like me to downsize and stay in my neighbourhood is for us to create more housing options around services on transportation corridors. That would mean that we need to look at our community plans and carefully consider where that development should occur in our neighbourhood. Parkgate seems like the ideal area to me in this regard. It has the services and it has the transportation. As a senior who talks a lot with other seniors in my neighbourhood, I’ve observed that most of us don’t add significantly to issues around traffic. When I’m in the Parkgate area it is primarily younger adults that I see leaping in and out of their cars in the parking lots. A lot of our local traffic is created by skiers, snowboarders, cyclists and hikers

taking advantage of the wonderful trails and back country areas that we offer. Much of the traffic in Deep Cove itself comes from people who live in other parts of Seymour and further afield who are enjoying the amenities in our neighbourhood. One senior friend of mine is quite upset that she needs to leave Seymour to find the type of supported living that will work for her. She has lived here many years and has a network of friends in the area, but it will not be possible for her to stay here. She doesn’t drive a car; she relies on public transportation. I don’t want her to leave the area either. We are a kinder and more caring society if we find ways to accommodate people like my friend who have contributed in so many ways to our community. To do that we’ll need to put density in places where it makes sense. Let’s work together to find ways that we can accommodate longtime residents who would like to stay connected to their community. Jane Osborne North Vancouver

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - North Shore News - A7

Sowing seeds of community

“Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant a garden they are saying, let’s stay here; and, by their connection to the land, they become connected to one another.” Anne Raver, writer, gardener, artist

WERE it not for a tip from an area dogwalker, it is unlikely I would have connected with 90-year-old Jerry MacPherson, or visited him to see the garden he is wresting out of a barren plot of weeds and gravel. But the children of Brooksbank elementary know him well because the plot sits next to a parking lot that serves the nearby soccer fields, close to the school and a BC Hydro right of way. They also know him because they nominated him for the BC Hydro Community Champion Award he received at the garden on April 16. Almost three years ago, one of MacPherson’s friends — a man who still comes by to help him with some of the heavier work — decided that

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Elizabeth James the overgrown brambles were in need of a severe haircut and thus began this story. . . . Working alone, the friend (who does not wish to be named) planted flowers and shrubs outside the classroom windows, and then the project simmered on the back burner until MacPherson came along to reignite the idea. Together, they decided that if they turned the larger area into a garden, they could kill two birds with one stone — improve the view from the classroom and, at the same time, create a park-like space where neighbours could bidea-while in the sunshine. Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? Easy, perhaps, if you’re half MacPherson’s age; but I’m

sure glad I wasn’t around to see him, wheelbarrow in hand, scrambling up and down the side-hill scrub in the early days of the project; the sight would have given me heart failure. As it is, rain or shine, this nonagenarian can be found digging and raking as he spreads the garden soil that just turns up courtesy of anonymous folk who understand exactly what “community” is all about. Young children, of course, understand how it happens — it’s magic. You see, as the design of the garden gradually took shape, people began to take notice, to smile at one another and stop for a chat. More than one, it became obvious, went on their way thinking, “I have some plants that might look nice there.” So little by little, with some grasses here and a few pansies there, passers-by dropped off their contributions. And it surely must have been one impressive giant who “happened by” with the feature boulders that hold pride of place in what has

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When they discovered that a small monetary prize was included — some of which might be used to buy more plants for the garden or a compost bin and wing-digger for the school, there was no containing their enthusiasm for the contest. In short, MacPherson was their man. As a “green” class, the students were already wasteaware, using the school’s recycling bins to separate out paper, plastic and other items of classroom waste. So it was only a short step from there for Reichert to explain how the compost they had learned

how to make could be put to good use in the garden. Along with their newlyacquired measurement and mapping skills, the students knew they could make a good case to Hydro to support their nominee, and 20 or so sat down to write their letters. They described their admiration that a man 90 years old could still do that work no matter the weather. They explained their school’s existing recycling efforts. They said they knew that compost helps to improve the soil and encourages plants to grow strong and healthy. A few made mention of what the money would mean to Mr. MacPherson and the school.

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And, most of all, they told BC Hydro how the garden project was giving so much pleasure to everyone who walks over to see it. “One lady is Polish,” they said. “And she comes to sit on the bench for a little while, just to watch it grow bigger.” What these young people didn’t describe in so many words — only because they do not yet have the adult phrases to do so — is that the building of Jerry MacPherson’s garden is testament to everything a “community” should be. Generations absent the boundaries of age, each playing a part in the whole. A spontaneous garden creation that gives pleasure to all involved. And there are other benefits germinating here: BC Hydro gets its message across in the gentlest of ways while children learn more about the most important things in life — to be kind, to be happy and to give happiness — without even knowing they’re being taught.

Reichert says it so well, “The children, parents and Brooksbank staff have all been inspired by seeing Jerry and the other volunteers,” she wrote. “They’re out there in all kinds of weather to create such a beautiful community garden. Never wasteful, they often rescue plants that would otherwise have been destroyed by redevelopment in the area.” And for MacPherson, the most precious of gifts: the pleasure of reaching his 90th birthday, so busy he doesn’t have time to be old. Remembering the informal presentation a week later he laughed, “You know what the best of it was? When it was over, the kids rushed up to me and I had to high-five them all.” And so it is that, as Reichert says, “The garden continues to grow.” ••• There’s good news to report as Alexandra Morton walks her Get Out Migration: the Department of Justice has taken over her case against Marine Harvest and extended the charges to include illegal possession of wild salmon. And on the same day, the Pattison Group announced that the only farmed fish it will sell are those it obtains from on-land commercial fish-farms — albeit they’re located in Washington State. rimco@shaw.ca

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NV man drops own defence Weekly Specials Accused pleads to robbery, assault mid-trial

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A North Vancouver man accused of attacking his former roommate with a pool cue and threatening another man with a piece of lumber has pleaded guilty to several charges in B.C. Supreme Court. Sean Shields, 44, changed his pleas to guilty April 16 partway through his trial before Justice Miriam Maisonville following a bizarre exchange in the courtroom with Kevin Deveau — one of the men attacked by Shields who testified against him. Shields, who represented himself during the trial, accused Deveau during crossexamination of “drugging and raping” him, saying that was the motivation for his attacks on the two men. “Why did you drug and rape me? How about the summer of 2007?” Shields asked Deveau. Deveau told Shields he didn’t know what he was talking about. “It never happened,” he said. “You must have us confused

with another group of people.” Shields asked Deveau several similar questions, with Deveau answering that he didn’t know what Shields was referring to. Shortly after the exchange, Shields told the judge he wanted to change pleas on several counts to guilty, saying the rest of the trial didn’t matter to him. The judge ordered a psychological report prior to sentencing on charges including robbery, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm. The charges stem from a violent episode on Dec. 23, 2007, when Shields showed up at his former residence on Dovercourt Road and assaulted his former roommate, James Hickey. Later the same day, he came back to the house and assaulted Deveau, an acquaintance who used to work with Shields. Crown counsel Linda Ostry laid out the allegations against Shields in her opening statement before calling Hickey as the first witness. Ostry said Shields showed up at the home he once shared with Hickey, picked up a pool cue and struck Hickey several times across his hand, arm and shoulder area, breaking a bone in Hickey’s right arm. Hickey testified Shields struck him about 20 times with the cue. “After the swinging, he sort of calmed down and I remember trying to reason with him,” said Hickey. Shields then

told him to empty his pockets and took about $40 in cash, Hickey said. “I remember him saying something like ‘We’re good,’ or ‘We’re even,’ but I couldn’t understand why he’d say that when he just robbed me,” said Hickey. “He said he’d be back for Kevin (Deveau).” AfterShieldslefttheproperty, Hickey said he called Deveau, who had formerly worked with Shields, to warn him. Testifying on April 16, Deveau told the judge he got a call from Hickey at about 9:30 that morning, warning him to lock his doors. Hickey said “Shawn Shields was coming for me,” said Deveau. “That he’d just attacked (Hickey) with a pool cue.” Deveau said he phoned Shields right away. “He said, ‘Today is the day of atonement. I’m coming for you next.’ I asked him to give me one good reason why I shouldn’t phone the police on him. I asked him what he could possibly be thinking. He hung up.” Deveau told the judge at the time he considered Shields a friend. “I drove him to work and I drove him back home from work,” said Deveau. “We’d have beers together.” Deveau said after he spoke with Shields, he went to Hickey’s house where he found Hickey with a badly swollen arm. Neither he nor Hickey called police, said Deveau. “I

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was contemplating dealing with this matter myself,” said Deveau. “Perhaps the same way Shawn dealt with Mr. Hickey. An eye for an eye kind of thing.” Deveau said he stayed at Hickey’s house and other friends later joined the two men. That evening they were watching a hockey game when Shields appeared at the patio door around 10:30 p.m. Shields slid the patio door open and came inside. “He smiled and said ‘I’m glad to see everyone’s here,’” said Deveau. Deveau said Shields was brandishing a piece of construction lumber, but before anything could happen, “I launched out of my seat and body-checked him back through the door.” Deveau said following the scuffle, he chased Shields up the street. Police soon showed up and arrested Shields, he said. Deveau said four or five days later, Shields called his cellphone and left a message saying, “He was over it, that I wronged him and that we should just carry on like nothing ever happened.” Shields waived his right to a lawyer before the trial started last week in B.C. Supreme Court, opting to represent himself.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - North Shore News - A11

Improving Lower Lonsdale Business association lobbies for business improvement area status

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A group of North Vancouver business owners want to create a 13-block business improvement area in Lower Lonsdale similar to bodies in Yaletown, Gastown and other areas of the Lower Mainland. The Lower Lonsdale Business Association signalled its intention in a letter to City of North Vancouver council April 16. The plan would see the roughly 700 commercial operations in the area bounded by St. Andrews Avenue, Mahon Avenue, Fourth Street and the waterfront swept into a single organization. The members would pay an annual fee based on the value of their properties which would be collected along with their regular property tax. The money would go toward street beautification, crime initiatives, festivals, market research and other initiatives aimed at drumming up custom. But the business association needs the city to pass a bylaw allowing the collection of the levy in order to make the BIA a reality. Members of the association made a brief presentation to council aimed at selling them on the idea Monday night. “BIA designation would will provide the resources necessary for the LLBA to do even more . . . all with the goal of attracting more residents and visitors to create a more vibrant neighbourhood,” they wrote in their letter to council. By transforming itself from a business association to a business improvement area, the LLBA will perforce enlarge its membership substantially. That expansion, together with the ability legally to enforce payment of the levy, will swell its resources, allowing the organization to undertake large-scale improvement projects over the long term, according to proponents. The association has been researching the idea for the past 10 months, hiring a consultant and talking with the City of North Vancouver, the Business Improvement Areas of B.C. and other organizations with knowledge of the process. That research suggests the new levy would be significantly below those charged by BIAs in Vancouver, which average around 95 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value, according to the LLBA. At a March 28 meeting at the Pinnacle Hotel, attended by some

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Here are a few design ideas that can make for a more appealing and dramatic stair. ■ Place a skylight above a stair. A staircase is a vertical shaft that runs through your home. By placing a skylight above it, natural light will be drawn down into the home. ■ Having an open stair run down the side of a room will create a strong visual and physical dynamic between it and the room while increasing the perceived size of the room as well. ■ Locate a window seat on a landing. The simple elevation change and the separation of this space from other activity areas will make it the perfect “get away” spot.

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Rhododendron care is straightforward From page 13 macabeanum. We are fortunate to have large collections of some of the best temperate rhododendron species and hybrids from around the world on display at VanDusen, Park & Tilford, Stanley Park and the UBC Botanical Garden. Rhododendron culture and care is generally straight forward, but gardeners get into trouble growing rhodos when the plant is placed in the wrong location, planted too deep or fertility issues are over-managed. Most rhododendrons need good sunlight to flower well, with the general planting rule being the smaller the leaf the more sunlight they need and the larger the leaf the more NEWS photo Terry Peters shade they need. Large-leaved MOST rhododendrons need good sunlight to flower well. As a general rule, largerhodo varieties need protection from cold winter winds that can leaf rhodos require more shade than varieties with smaller leaves. burn the leaves, so placing these varieties away from north winds and under the protection of large coniferous trees is recommended. Rhodos like moisture, especially during our summer drought, but they do not like growing in poorly drained areas. Planting many of the larger leaved rhododendron hybrids in full sun can be effective as long as they are mulched well and they are not exposed to excessive reflected heat from hard surfaces like roads and pathways. One of the most common reasons that all plants, including rhodos, fail to establish is planting too deep, which results in root suffocation and trunk rot. So plant them higher than the surrounding soil elevation and mulch down to match the grade. Fertility management is probably one of the most over-managed culture issues related to growing rhododendron. As an example, I regularly hear from people that apply Epsom salts to address inter-veinal chlorosis (yellowing between the leaf veins) on their rhodies. While the Epsom salt does provide the magnesium needed to address the symptom, the underlying cultural problem is See Annual page 17

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Getting their hands dirty AL Price helps six-yearolds Alana Jungjohann (left), Lyla Mollard and Talia Davies plant flowers and shrubs in the gardens at Ashdown Park on April 18. The green space near 1203 West Keith Rd. was known as Zig Zag Park before it was renamed in honour of the Ashdowns, an elderly couple who first planted the garden. Plants and flowers were donated by the Pemberton Heights Mum’s Group.

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Annual rhodo sale at Park & Tilford May 1-2 From page 15 likely the soil pH being too low. So the proper prescription should be the application of dolomite lime to adjust the pH and supply magnesium. Yes, I know what you are thinking — rhodos do not like lime, true, but only to a point. It is true that rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and heather are all acid-loving plants but that means they grow best in a pH that is moderately acidic, not acutely acidic, which can happen when the soil’s pH drops below 5.0. And so the way to fix this problem is to add lime to raise the pH. On the issue of fertilizing rhododendrons, I have this to say: if you use rhodo booster, rhodo fertilizer or any other form of chemical fertilization on your rhodos on a regular basis, then you are setting your plant up for failure. Chemical fertilization induces soft tissue growth and inhibits the fixation of nitrogen in the soil;

both of the conditions predispose your plant to pest and disease problems. There is nothing wrong with judicious use of fertilizer for your rhodos, but not every year and definitely not twice a year. If you mulch, have reasonable soil and water during drought, then you need only fertilize once every two years, and then only if the plant’s leaves are showing signs of nutrient deficiency or growth is faltering. More fertilizer is not better, and acidification of the soil through the chronic use of rhodo soil conditioner or acidifier is not necessary or recommended. If you are looking for advice on growing your rhodos or you want to buy some unusual rhodos then you should attend the Vancouver Rhododendron Society’s annual Sale and Show at Park & Tilford Gardens on May 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions. stmajor@shaw.ca.

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THE North Shore gardening community lost a friend with the death last week of Roy Jonsson.

Jonsson, who wrote Sow it Grows for the North Shore News for 18 years, died April 19 after a two year battle with colon cancer. He was 73. Margaret, his wife of 50 years, said in an e-mail to the News that Jonsson died comfortably and peacefully at home in Edgemont Village, surrounded by his loving family. “It was a beautiful spring morning and

there was a vase of North Vancouver Roy’s tulips by his Continuing Edubed. We feel blessed cation, VanDusen that he was part of and UBC, and doour lives for so long,” ing consultations she wrote. for home gardenJonsson taught ers. He was also senior geography at a popular speaker Windsor secondary at garden clubs for 28 years before around the Lower turning his gardening Mainland. hobby into a profesIn 1995, ROY JONSSON sion when he left Jonsson joined teaching in 1991. In the Canadian his second career he became a Executive Service Organization certified landscape consultant, and shared his composting working in the commercial com- and horticulture expertise posting industry, instructing for with an international audience,

travelling abroad on volunteer assignments in Tanzania, Hungary, China, the Philippines and Honduras. In 2007 he published the book Garden Sense — Secrets of an Experienced Gardener. A gathering to honour Jonsson will be held this Friday, April 30, 2 p.m. at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver. As a gesture of remembrance, his family suggests a donation to LGH Foundation, marked for the garden at the North Shore Hospice, slated to open next fall.

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COMMUNITY garden plots are a hot commodity on the North Shore, with lengthy waitlists of up to 130 at Lower Lonsdale and more than 40 for the new Queen Mary community garden.

That’s why organizers at the Edible Garden Project are hoping to get the word out about Sharing Backyards — a program that’s connecting neighbours in hopes of giving them access to local, organic food. The program works by connecting people willing to share their gardening space with those who dwell in apartments, condos and shared housing. “Because many people looking for garden space are looking to grow food, this program can increase the amount of land being used for food production, and help to increase the food security

and sustainability of the region,” says Heather Johnstone, project co-ordinator from the Edible Garden Project. “It’s great socially as well — you can meet great people,” she adds. And it’s not only those without gardening space that benefit — those who share get help with managing their yards. Anyone interested can use an interactive online map to search for potential partners within their neighbourhoods at www. sharingbackyards.com. Currently there are no community gardens in the District of North Vancouver but a proposal for a new one at west Lillooet Park is on the table. However, public support is needed to get approval from district council, says Johnstone. Those interested can find out more at Jaycee House, Thursday, April 29, 5-7 p.m. at 1251 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver.

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fine. But actually, high injury rates also occur in restaurants, super markets and general retail industries. While this may be because this is where more of our kids get jobs, the point is that we just don’t consider those as dangerous places for our kids to work. They don’t have to be if we do our part to prepare them for the job. WorkSafe BC research has determined that there are three major themes that influence injury. The first is attitude. Young people believe they are invincible, they just will not be hurt; they’re inexperienced, are unaware of their rights on the job, lack confidence and are afraid to ask questions. Second, young workers are unprepared for the workplace. They lack the training they need to keep themselves safe. Workplace attitudes is the third theme. The new kid on the job is often given the most boring or physically demanding work. Bored

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IN honour of the recent Earth Day, here are five new titles that will help kids think about being earth-friendly without making them feel that the fate of the world rests on their six-year-old shoulders. For the youngest, there’s 10 Things I Can Do to Help My World (printed on 100 per cent recycled material, naturally). Simple, bright illustrations with flaps and cut-outs accompany an easy text to suggest such things as remembering to turn off the lights when you leave a room, turning off the water while you brush your teeth, and using both sides of the paper when you’re drawing. Each suggestion is followed by a one sentence explanation how or why this can help. Very simple stuff, but it might help to start developing life-long earthfriendly habits. Poetrees is Douglas Florian’s latest collection of themed poetry, this time about all different kinds of trees. His whimsical scribble-y illustrations, on pages that turn vertically instead of horizontally, are partnered with short poems about specific trees and parts of all trees. From the poem Giant Sequoias: “Gargantuan girth/ Anchored in earth/ Grow by degrees/ The world’s tallest trees/ Never destroy a/ Giant Sequoia.” It might inspire kids to write a poem about their favourite tree! If your child has expressed an interest in not eating meat, or you want to introduce the topic, That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals would be a good book to look for. Subtitled “a book about vegans, vegetarians and all living things,” it focuses on how animals live together in family units and what they need to grow and thrive. It then shows how animals like cows, pigs, and chickens raised for meat do not get what they need. It presents the topic quite gently, so there’s no graphic descriptions of life in a feed pen, but it does get the point across. As Jane Goodall says in her plug for the book: “it will not lead to nightmares, rather respect and compassion for the

creatures whose well-being is in our hands.” Ready Set Grow! is similar to another DK Publishing title, Grow It, Cook It. Ideas for planting flowers, fruits and vegetables are presented in stepby-step photographs. There are some fun projects, such as growing your own fairy ring or floral tepee, and lots of great suggestion for using recycled material as planters (grow

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Art Studio: Develop your artistic ability while working on our own projects or try something new. Youth ages 1317 can drop in to the studio, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $2.

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Crafts Funtastic: Children ages six to 12 can discover the wonderful world of art with creative activities including painting, sponging, drawing, collage and more on Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Drop-in:

British Columbia • May 1-7, 2010 WEEK EVENTS MAY 1

1:00 - 4:00pm

COVESTOCK

A Youth-for-Youth Benefit Concert at Cates Park Hosted by Seycove Secondary School Social Justice Students

FREE EVENT – for all ages

matthewvreugde@gmail.com dan_a_22@hotmail.com. Show up at Cates Park Donations accepted to help the African Children’s Choir

MAY 2

9:30 - 2:00pm

KIDS HELP LINE WALK

Participate in this Canada-wide walk to raise awareness for the Kids Help Line. For youth ages 11-24 years Transportation from Parkgate Community Centre at 9:30am to Langara Family YWCA Hosted by Parkgate Community Services Society Register by calling 604-983-6358 or drop-in to the Youth Centre and join one of Parkgate’s Teams (Team Seycove, Team Windsor or Team Preteen)

MAY 3

Lunch Time

POPSICLE GIVEAWAY

Hosted by Parkgate Community Services Society for Keith Lynn Students Be at school and find the Mr. Cool Ice-Cream Truck

MAY 3

Lunch Time

POPSICLE GIVEAWAY

MAY 1

5:00 - 8:00pm

EXPOSURE

Enjoy different foods from around the world, visit kiosks and enjoy a celebration show. Hosted by Adapting Changes Youth Group Located at and sponsored by North Shore Neighbourhood House 225 East 2nd Street Erika 604-984-8451

FREE EVENT for all ages,

particularly international/immigrant youth Sign up on website adapting.changes@gmail.com Bring food donation for the Harvest Project

Hosted by Parkgate Community Services Society for Seycove Secondary Students Be at school and find the Mr. Cool Ice-Cream Truck

MAY 3

Lunch Time

TUG-OF-WAR

Hosted by Capilano Community Services Society for Balmoral Junior Secondary Students Pejman 604-417-7095

FREE EVENT

Register in advance with a Youth Outreach Worker at the school

MAY 1

FREE Teen Swim Harry Jerome Rec Centre

MAY 1

8:00 - 11:00pm

PRETEEN (Grades 6 & 7)

Lunch Time

POPSICLE GIVEAWAY

Hosted by Parkgate Community Services Society for Tsleil-Waututh School Students Be at school and find the Mr. Cool Ice-Cream Truck

MAY 4

Lunch Time

POPSICLE GIVEAWAY

Hosted by Parkgate Community Services Society for Windsor Secondary Students Be at school and find the Mr. Cool Ice-Cream Truck

MAY 4

Lunch Time

TUG-OF-WAR GAMES & PRIZES

Hosted by Capilano Community Services Society for Carson Graham Senior Secondary Students

FREE EVENT – Registration not required

MAY 4

MAY 5

MAY 7

Lunch Time

FUN EVENTS ON THE PARKING LOT GAMES & PRIZES

Hosted by Capilano Community Services Society for Keith Lynn Alternate Secondary School

3:30 - 5:30pm

PRE-TEEN SPORTS DAY

for Grades 6-12

FREE EVENT – Drop in

FREE EVENT

MAY 7

MAY 5

YOUTH DODGE BALL TOURNAMENT

DRUMMING WORKSHOP & CIRCLE

(for Grades 6 -7)

for youth ages 10-24 years Play dodge ball against teams in your Located at Parkgate Community Centre own age group) (Youth Centre) Located at Parkgate Community Centre Hosted by Parkgate Community Services (Youth Centre) Society and Tsleil-Waututh Nation Hosted by Marc 604-983-6379 Parkgate Community Services Society & North Vancouver Boys & Girls Club FREE EVENT –Drop-in Call Brian to register 983-6358

MAY 5

MAY 7

5:00 - 6:30pm

4:00 - 5:00pm MARKETING YOU WORKSHOP THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & COMPOSITION for youth ages 12-17 years

Hosted by and located at North Vancouver City Library 120 West 14th Street 604-983-3624 Sign up on website www.nvcl.ca

5:30 - 7:30pm

CITY OF NORTH VANCOUVER

CIVIC YOUTH AWARDS

141 West 14th St Reception in Foyer and Ceremony in Council Chambers 604.983.7385

By Invitation Only

MAY 3

6:00 - 8:00pm

$8.50 each

District of North Vancouver 355 West Queens Road 604.990.2407 Reception by Invitation Only (6:00-7:00pm) Presentation (7:00-8:00pm) open to all in Council Chambers

CIVIC YOUTH AWARDS

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

Alya Parke, 8, Larson elementary Art teacher: Trish McMordie Favourite art: drawing, illustrating stories Favourite artists: Melanie Watt, Dave Pilkey Her teacher writes: Ayla illustrates her imaginative stories with creative ink or pencil drawings that often include a comical twist. Her remarkable attention to detail makes her artwork come alive. Ayla has a great future as an author/illustrator! Young Artists of the Week are selected from North Shore schools by Artists for Kids for displaying exceptional ability in their classroom artwork. For details, visit the website www.artists4kids.com.

3:30 - 6:30pm

4:00 - 5:30pm

Noon - 4:00pm

CITYFEST

YOUTH FESTIVAL Largest festival for youth on the north shore celebrating youth and diversity

! Skate Comp ! ! Bands & Music Performers ! ! Dancers ! ! Give-A-Ways ! ! Free Food for Youth ! ! Arts and crafts !

Great Looks this Spring

Located at Centennial Theatre Skate Park & Parking Lot

FREE EVENT

Located at John Braithwaite Community Centre – Youth Centre Hosted by North Shore Neighbourhood House Debbie 604-868-7065

Hosted by and located at North Vancouver City Library 120 West 14th St 604-983-3624 Sign up on website www.nvcl.ca

MAY 8

Located at the Zone Youth Centre, Upstairs at the William Griffin Rec Centre Hosted by Capilano Community Services Society

POPSICLE PARTY

LIGHTING & COMPOSITION for youth ages 12-14 years

MAY 3

See more page 23

YOUTH WEEK BBQ

Featuring Local Comedian Reza Peyk & Local Hip 3:00 - 5:00pm Hop Artists. For youth & young adults ages 15-30 Located at John Braithwaite Community Centre Hosted by Capilano Community Hosted by Services Society for Grade 6 & 7 YWCA One Stop Career Shop Capilano Elementary School Students 604-988-3766 FREE EVENT Registration required at YWCA One Stop MAY 4 Career Shop, 15A Chesterfield Place, or register at event between 4:45-5:00pm 3:30 - 5:30pm

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

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Register in advance at any North Van Rec Centre or call 604-987-PLAY. Barcode: 238202

MAY 4

MAY 4

YOUTH WEEK DANCE

Located at Parkgate Community Centre Hosted by Parkgate Community Services Society Marc 604-983-6379

Pyjama Storytime: The last Wednesday of the month,

Sea Cadets offers youth ages 12-18 band, sailing, first aid, citizenship, seamanship, summer camp, high-school credits and friendships. Meetings are held Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. at 1555 Forbes Ave., North Vancouver. Info:

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4:00 - 5:30pm

MILLIONAIRE SHOW

8:30 - 10:00pm

Mount Seymour United Church Choir: Children ages five to 12 are invited to join the choir. Practices every Wednesday, 4 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-929-1336 or www. mtseymourunited.com.

Young artist of the week

Parent and Tot Gym: Dropin gym for ages one month to five years, 6-7:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $1.

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FREE EVENT – Drop-In

MAY 1

FREE EVENT – Drop-in

Family Storytime: A program of stories, songs, and action rhymes for the whole family, 1:30-2 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-9257408 or www.westvanlibrary. ca.

6:45 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: www. westvanlibrary.ca or 604-9257408.

Start at JBCC Youth Centre activities at JBCC and Waterfront Park

7:00 - 9:00pm

Game show to test knowledge of participants ages 10 - 18 years on cultural knowledge, pop culture and local history. Prizes will be awarded Located at Karen Magnussen Rec Centre Hosted by North Shore Neighbourhood House/North Vancouver Recreation Commission/North Shore Multicultural Society Josh 604-258-8765

$2. Info: 604-982-8311.

MAY 6

Lunch Time

FUN EVENTS ON THE FIELD GAMES & PRIZES

Hosted by Capilano Community Services Society for Handsworth Secondary School Students

MAY 7

7:30 - 11:30pm

FREE EVENT

THE ULTIMATE DROP-IN OF ULTIMATE DESTINY

MAY 6

City of North Vancouver North Shore Alliance Church North Shore Neighbourhood House Capilano Community Services Society Office of Cultural Affairs Vancouver Coastal Health North Vancouver Rec Commission Vancouver Coastal Health Salvation Army District of North Vancouver Nu-Trends Signs Lions Gate Rotary Province of BC NV Kiwanis Foundation North Shore Credit Union

www.cnv.org/youthweek Games room, movies on a huge screen, music and a BBQ for ages 13-21 years 604.983.7385 Located at Parkgate Community Centre All competitors for skate competition (Youth Centre) must complete a waiver, which is Hosted by Parkgate Community for youth ages 10-24 available online or at local skate shops Services Society’s Youth Week Located at Parkgate Community Centre Advisory Committee Hosted by Parkgate Community Services FREE EVENT – Youth and families Marc 604-983-6379 Society and Tsleil-Waututh Nation FREE EVENT – Concession available Marc 604-983-6379 4:00 - 5:30pm

DRUMMING WORKSHOP & CIRCLE

FREE EVENT – Drop-in

MAY 7

MAY 6

8:00 - 10:00pm

4:00 - 5:30pm

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP LIGHTING & COMPOSITION for youth ages 15-17 years

Hosted by and located at North Vancouver City Library 120 West 14th Street 604-983-3624 Sign up on website www.nvcl.ca

PURPLE BANANA CLUB SWIM PARTY

Located at William Griffin Rec Centre Hosted by Aspires Society Contact: Aspires@live.ca Youth with Asperger Syndrome / HFA and their families Registration required through the North Vancouver Rec Commission (604.987.7529)

For more information on events visit www.bcyouthweek.com Celebrating our community’s youth

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.

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PARENTING kids’ stuff

Mulgrave School

From page 22 105sea@cadets.net or 604988-8911 ext. 1. Storytales: Drop-in storytime for kids ages three to five, Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Free. Registration is not required. Info: www.nvdpl.ca. Teen-to-Teen Cultural Drop-in: If you’re new to Canada or you want to learn about other countries, drop in for a fun afternoon of games and activities. Newcomers get to practise their English, and everyone gets a chance to collect CAP hours. Meet Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Info: www. nvcl.ca. Terrific Twos: Drop in for storytime, Wednesdays, 1010:30 a.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Free. Registration is not required. Info: www. nvdpl.ca. Toddlers: Storytime for kids ages two to three, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. at North Vancouver City library, 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: See more page 24

Inspiring excellence in education and life from Pre-K through Grade 12. We are currently accepting applications for select grades starting this September. NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

From the heart

ROSS Road elementary students Jade Stringer, 10, and Sydney Conacher, 9, jumped rope for the Heart and Stroke Foundation this month. The students accepted pledges and donations prior to skipping for 35 minutes and learning more about heart health.

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From page 23 www.nvcl.ca. Drop-in. Tot and Me: Playtime for toddlers 16 months to three years old. Arts and crafts, singing, reading stories, and a half hour of gym time, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Fee: $2. Drop-in at Ron Andrews Recreation

Young Mothers’ Program: For mothers 24 years old and under, Wednesdays, 12:302:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver.

103 Air Cadet Squadron: Male and female youth, 12-19 years of age, meet Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 1513 Forbes Ave., North Vancouver. Register at any meeting. Info: 604-987-8818.

French Story Time and Craft: Drop-in storytime and crafts for kids ages six and up, Thursdays, 4 p.m. at North Vancouver City library, 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: www.nvcl.ca.

Babes Story Time: Drop in for toddlers 0-24 months, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: www.nvcl.ca.

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MAY 2010

A musical journey in May at Centennial

art in the garden

Visit Centennial Theatre in May and take a musical journey to distant places of romance and beauty... Fall in love all over again.

May is Art Month MUCH TO DO IN MAY... Art in the Garden; Art in the Gallery; Art in the Mall; Art in the Cinema...! Visual art, music, dance, film and workshops are all on our agenda for May. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council has packed something for everyone into this month. Check out the calendar for a full listing, however three events are special to this month and they are the result of unique community partnerships and collaborations. “May is Art Month” is a partnership with Capilano Mall. From May 4th to May 23rd the Grand Court at the Mall will feature a visual art exhibition of local artists and student artwork. On the weekends the Mall will be animated with lively music and dance performances which will get your toes a tapping and your fingers snapping! Free children’s workshops on the Sunday afternoons will be a great hands-on creative experience for the little ones.

IS A PUBLICATION OF THE ARTS OFFICE OUR PARTNERS Capilano Performing Arts Theatre Centennial Theatre Kay Meek Centre North Vancouver Museum & Archives North Vancouver Community Arts Council Presentation House Gallery Presentation House Theatre

Mid May features a great collaboration with Capilano U as we host the “Textile Grad Show” at CitySCape Community Art Space. On Thursday, May 13th we are proud to open this exciting exhibition of artwork that features a multitude of techniques as the students celebrate their incredible success. Free hands-on textile workshops will be on the weekends until June 5th. Make sure you check it out!

make it an ARTFUL month!!

Quartetto Gelato has captivated audiences around the world for over a decade with their exotic blend of artistic passion, wit, charm and musical genius. With a performance repertoire that includes classical masterworks, operatic arias, and the sizzling energy of tangos, an evening with Quartetto Gelato is a concert experience to remember. What is particularly unique about this quartet, besides their mastery of so many styles of music, is that all of their performances are played by memory. No sheet music at all. And since they are not bound by the bars of black notes, every performance has an additional essence of spontaneity and playfulness. Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk actually chose Quartetto Gelato for his listening pleasure while orbiting the earth for six months on the International Space Station. Classical in training and eclectic by nature, this is a group of multi-talented masters

We wrap up the month with our 11th annual “Art in the Garden Tour” on Saturday, May 29th and Sunday, May 30th. This extremely popular event is also a wonderful collaboration and partnership with North Shore gardeners, local garden centres and the North Shore News. For a fee of $1 per garden, the private paradises are opened to the public to enjoy along with remarkable art displays and an excellent array of live music. Check out our website, email or call for a free tour map at www.nvartscouncil.ca, nvartscouncil@telus.net or 604-988-6844.

something for everyone Make the most of May — make it an ARTFUL month!!

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of many instruments, including a four time world champion accordion player and a brilliant operatic tenor. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience their live performance on Wednesday May 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm. “If there were ever a group of musicians that could make anyone feel at home with classical music, Quartetto Gelato is it.” NEWSDAY (NY)

Subscription packages are now on sale for our 2010-2011 Censational Sundays Series. Watch for additional upcoming details of our exciting new season including season opener Classic Albums Live performing a note for note rendition of The Beatles’ Abbey Road on October 1st. Single tickets for many of our shows are on sale as of May 1st! For more information and tickets please contact the Centennial Theatre Box Office: 604.984.4484 www.centennialtheatre.com


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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - North Shore News - A27

CONTACT US INFO@ARTSOFFICE.CA 604 980 3559 WWW.ARTSOFFICE.CA

MAY 2010 MAY IS ART MONTH Capilano Mall Celebrations will include: Visual Art Show. Local artists display their work in the Grand Court, May 5-12. Student artwork on display May 13-28, 2010 Music and Dance Local bands, musicians, dance groups and dance schools perform in the Grand Court • Saturdays, Noon-4pm • Sundays, 1-5pm May 8, 9; 15, 16 & 22, 23 Free Children’s Art Workshops • Sundays: May 9, 16 & 23, 1pm-4pm Call North Vancouver Arts Council 604-988-6844 for more info

May 1 A BENCH IN THE SUN Closing night! Presented by Theatre West Van • Kay Meek Centre • 8pm • $18-$20

May 1 SEA TO SKY REGIONAL HERITAGE FAIR Student History Projects plus Entertaining Country Fair North Vancouver Museum & Archives • Community History Centre 11am-3pm • FREE • 604-990-3700 ext 8016

May 1-8 DEEP COVE ARTS FESTIVAL Stroll along Gallant to see artists at work en plein air, musicians and entertainers at various venues, craft projects for children, heritage tours and walks to Quarry Rock, water sports at Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak, “Dine Out Vancouver” at our local Bistros and Cafes and Deep Cove Heritage Society will be reminding us of the Cove’s May Day Celebrations of days gone by. www.deepcoveartsfestival.com • 604-924-1378

April 28-May 8

May 1-29 AS DREAMT, AS BUILT: MAPS AND PLANS OF NORTH VANCOUVER Unique documents from the North Vancouver Archives highlight the community’s development. North Vancouver Community History Centre • Tuesday-Saturday • Noon-5pm 604-990-3700 ext. 8016

May 1-30

May 3-8

May 15

FESTIVAL OF PLAYS

HEROES AND VILLAINS

A CAPELLA CHILDREN’S & YOUTH CHORUSES

Theatre BC North Shore Zone Festival Deep Cove Shaw Theatre • 8pm • WEEKLY PASS: $72-$90 • INDIVIDUAL PASSES: $15-$17

Presented by Pacific Spirit Choir • West Vancouver United Church • 7:30pm • $18-$20

Choral Concert St. Andrew’s United Church • 6:30 PM • Admission by Donation

May 4 ONE NIGHT FOR 1DAY

SKWXWÚ7MESH ÚXWUMIXW: THE SQUAMISH COMMUNITY: OUR PEOPLE AND PLACES Archival photographs selected by Elders of the Squamish Language Authority provide glimpses of local landscapes, the community and individuals. North Vancouver Museum Galleries • Tuesday-Sunday • Noon-5pm 604-990-3700 ext. 8016

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May 5-June 30

AUGUSTIN HADELICH & ROBERT KULEK, VIOLIN & PIANO Kay Meek Centre • 3pm • PRE CONCERT TALK: 2:15pm • $48

BILJANA ZECEVIC & XIN MENG 2D Paintings and 3D Sculptures • North Vancouver Community Arts Council District Foyer Gallery • OPENING RECEPTION: May 6 • 6:30pm-8:30pm

Presented by Greater Vancouver Gogos. A fundraiser in support of the Grandmother to Grandmother campaign for Africa • Centennial Theatre • $75 • 7:30pm

may 2

Celebrating the Year of Chopin • Centennial Theatre • 6pm • $20-$35

May 12

PIZZA & PICASSO Food, music & creative fun for kids! Ages 6-12 North Vancouver Community Arts Council • Maplewood House $25-$30 • REGISTER: 604-988-6844

DANCING WITH LOVE — SINGING FROM THE HEART Presented by Roma Gry International Gypsy Group Centennial Theatre • 8pm • $20-$25

May 8

Alexis Cawood, Kent Crawford, Sharon Christian & Mike Wakefield CityScape Community Art Space • Tuesday-Saturday • Noon-5pm

STUDIO CLOUD 30 SPRING CONCERT SERIES

May 1-23

Presentation House Theatre 2B Scene, 2pm • The TREND Set, 4pm • The .ME. Collective, 7pm • $12

THE EDWARD CURTIS PROJECT, PHOTOGRAPHS BY RITA LEISTNER

Sale, exhibit & community event Parkgate Community Centre 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver • 10am-1pm • For info call 604-983-6350

May 9

Leading a powerful group of master musicians Capilano Performing Arts Theatre • 8pm • $25-$28

C’mon Papa, Dispatches from a Dad in the Dark • Pacific Arbour Speaker Series Capilano Performing Arts Theatre • 7:30pm • $10-$12

2010 ACCORD CROSSTOUR Intoducing the best of both worlds.

Breaking Open May 4th to May 23rd, 2010

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www.SEYMOURARTGALLERY.com 4360 Gallant Ave. • NorthVancouver HOURS: 10:00am-5:00pm Seven Days aWeek

Phone: 604.924.1378

May 19 May 19-June 9

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LIFE DRAWING

Presented by Sea Theatre • Presentation House Theatre • Tuesday-Saturday, 8pm Saturday, May 29, 2pm matinee • $22-$28 • 2 for 1 Tuesdays

Non-Instructional 18+ • Maplewood House • Four Wednesdays, 6:30pm-9:30pm $48 • DROP IN: $15 • North Vancouver Community Arts Council for more info

May 13-June 5

May 21

CAPILANO UNIVERSITY TEXTILE ARTS GRAD SHOW

OPERA DUETS — A STORY OF HUMAN PASSION

CityScape Community Art Space • OPENING RECEPTION: May 13 • 7pm-9pm GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday • Noon-5pm INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY COMPONENT: May 15 & 29 • 2pm-4pm

Madeleine and Ionut Pascu and the Age of Enlightenment Orchestra Centennial Theatre • 8pm • $25-$45

May 22

604-984-0331

www.PacificHonda.ca

BROADWAY BOUND WITH BURSTIN’ WITH BROADWAY Kay Meek Centre • 2pm & 7:30pm • $20-$24

May 29

SPOTLIGHT ON DANCE 2010

Venetian Mosaic St. Andrew’s United Church • 8pm • $30-$35 • www.laudatesingers.com

May 15

May 27 FAMOUS OPERA DUETS WITH MADELEINE & IONUT PASCU

Presented by Sinfonia Orchestra & The Cascadia Society Centennial Theatre • 7:30pm • $10-$30

May 29 & 30 ART IN THE GARDEN TOUR A self-guided tour of 16 private gardens across the North Shore featuring the art of 32 artists. Tour maps available at North Vancouver Community Arts Council, local libraries and garden centres • Entrance fee $1 per garden Call North Vancouver Arts Council for more info

May 31 VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH SPECIAL GUEST YEVGENY SUDBIN Centennial Theatre • 8pm • $25-$37 • TICKETS: 604-876-3434

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The Gallery of the Arts Dance Academy • Kay Meek Centre • 7pm • $17

VENUES

Kay Meek Centre • 8pm • $25-$45

Capilano Performing Arts Theatre 2055 Purcell Way North Vancouver • 604-990-7810 www.capilanou.ca/theatre Centennial Theatre 604-984-4484 www.centennialtheatre.com Cityscape Community Arts Space 335 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver • 604-988-6844 www.nvartscouncil.ca

AfK Alumni All Stars Jennifer Echols Leanne Hancheroff Michael Kim Roz MacLean Bronwen Payerle

Tyler Quarles Elisa Rathje Eleanor Rosenberg Sepideh Saii Matthew Schilling

Jeremy Shaw Bruce Sled Siobhan Smith Biliana Velkova Jerome Wilkinson

12 - 4 weekends ~ 10 - 5 daily

Artists for Kids Gallery 816 Automall Drive, North Vancouver

May 29

View the collection in our virtual gallery • North Vancouver Community Arts Council Noon-4pm • RENTAL PRICES: $10-$40 per month • Call 604-988-6844 for info

April 12 through May 8, 2010

Artist talk on Saturday, May 8th at 1pm

Presented by North Vancouver Community Players Theatre at Hendry Hall • 8pm • $14-$16

LAMONDANCE PRESENTS YOU, ME AND THEM

A concert experience to remember • Centennial Theatre • 7:30pm • $16-$32

Scott Baldwin Sara Brisdon Karin Buba! s Emma Campbell Theresa Carroll

Opening:Tuesday, May 4th, 6pm-8pm SOULA sculpture

THE FOURTH WALL

Kay Meek Centre • 8pm • $14-$20

Kay Meek Centre • 7pm • $10 • TICKETS: 604-542-1698

ANIMAL TALES

RYAN KNIGHTON

May 28 & 29, June 2-5, June 9-12

ART RENTAL WEEK

QUARTETTO GELATO

LAUDATE SINGERS

POTTERY, PLANTS AND PAINTINGS

MICHAEL BLAKE — HELLBENT

Benefit concert to support Sage Transition House • Hillside Baptist Church • 7pm Minimum donation $10 • All proceeds go towards NSCSS • www.vladamars.com

VANCOUVER KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL GALA SHOWCASE CONCERT

May 14

May 8

Photographs of five First Nations communities located in the Arctic, Haida Gwaii, Vancouver’s downtown eastside, Arizona, and Oklahoma. North Vancouver Museum Galleries • Tuesday-Sunday • Noon-5pm 604-990-3700 ext. 8016

VLADA MARS, PIANO “GOING PLACES”

May 13-29

May 7

THE WORLD GARDEN

May 17

May 28

May 18-22

LESZEK MOZDZER IN CONCERT

A theatrical Duet by Parviz Sayyad Kay Meek Centre • 8pm • TICKETS: 604-987-6766

May 7 & 21

AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN LEWIS

Live performances, displays and workshops Lynn Valley Village • Noon-4pm • www.nscelticensemble.com

May 9

HADI AND SAMAD

May 3

NORTH SHORE SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL

North Shore International Film Series North Vancouver Community Arts Council Films screened at Park & Tilford Cineplex Odeon • 7pm • $9 Call 604-988-6844 for info

May 7

May 2

May 15

COOKING WITH STELLA

All proceeds go towards imagine1day •Kay Meek Centre • 7:30pm • $20

Karin Bubaš, Late Winter, Lynn Creek, 2010

May 1-31

810 West 21st Street, North Vancouver, BC six blocks north of Capilano Mall admission by donation • www.artists4kids.com

Deep Cove Shaw Theatre 4360 Gallant Street, North Vancouver • 604-929-3200 www.deepcovestage.com District Foyer Gallery District Hall of North Vancouver 355 W. Queens Road North Vancouver www.nvartscouncil.ca Hillside Baptist Church 870 Lynn Valley Road North Vancouver Kay Meek Centre 1700 Mathers Avenue West Vancouver • 604-913-3634 www.kaymeekcentre.com Maplewood House 399 Seymour River Place North Vancouver • 604-988-6844 www.nvartscouncil.ca

North Vancouver Community Arts Council 335 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver • 604-988-6844 www.nvartscouncil.ca North Vancouver Community History Centre 3203 Institute Road North Vancouver • 604-990-3700 www.northvanmuseum.ca North Vancouver Museum Galleries 209 W. 4th Street North Vancouver • 604-987-5612 www.northvanmuseum.ca Park & Tilford Cineplex Odeon Theatre 200-333 Brooksbank Avenue North Vancouver • 604-988-6844 www.nvartscouncil.ca Presentation House Gallery 333 Chesterfield Avenue North Vancouver • 604-986-1351 www.presentationhousegall.com Presentation House Theatre 333 Chesterfield Avenue North Vancouver • 604-990-3474 www.phtheatre.org St. Andrew’s United Church 1044 St. Georges Avenue North Vancouver The Theatre at Hendry Hall 815 East 11th Street North Vancouver • 604-983-2633 www.northvanplayers.ca West Vancouver United Church 2062 Esquimalt Avenue West Vancouver • 604-922-9171


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CONTACT US INFO@ARTSOFFICE.CA 604 980 3559 WWW.ARTSOFFICE.CA

Spring in Venice Laudate Singers journey to the heart of a rich musical heritage Student portraying “suffragette” Nellie McClung. CDNV 1202839

Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair Celebrate Canadian History and Culture! Visit North Vancouver’s Community History Centre on Saturday May 1st to experience an afternoon of history and fun while enjoying the atmosphere of a country fair. Celebrate the achievements of students from the Sea to Sky Region who will gather to share their knowledge and interest in Canadian history. Student presenters will be joined by a host of local enthusiasts and entertainers who will give a hands-on view of traditional crafts and activities. From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., fair goers of all ages may try their hands at Maplewood Farm’s ‘cow milking’ demo, pan for gold with Yukon Dan, enjoy a fashion tableau assembled by historian Ivan Sayers and a host of other family fun. The North Vancouver Youth Band and the Celtic Ensemble will provide tunes for all. The North Vancouver Museum & Archives is proud to participate in the Heritage Fair Program, a nation-wide educational initiative designed to increase awareness and interest in Canadian history. Every spring, students use information and imagination to bring history to life in a public forum. We are excited to partner with local youth, schools, businesses and community groups in celebrating our shared traditions and heritage. Since 1993, the Heritage Fairs Program has grown to include more than 275,000 students across Canada annually. SEA TO SKY REGIONAL FAIR Saturday, May 1, 2010 • 11-3pm North Vancouver Community History Centre & Lynn Valley Elementary School 3203 Institute Road, Lynn Valley INFORMATION: 604-990-3700 ext 8013

Imagine: you have just stepped into a Venetian gondola. It glides away down a moonlit canal... transporting you back in time, four hundred years into the past. You alight close to the Piazza San Marco, walk across the square (avoiding the pigeons!), and pass through great bronze doors into the Chiesa d’oro (church of gold), St. Mark’s Basilica. Inside, vaulted ceilings curve into domes high overhead. Brightly coloured mosaics, edged in gold, glint in the candlelight. Shadowy choir lofts overlook the vast central space, and from them singers’ voices rise clear and pure, calling back and forth, weaving together in counterpoint. Even after they fall silent, the echo of the music still shimmers in the air. It may sound like a dream, but in fact, you can take this magical journey without ever leaving the North Shore. Acclaimed local chamber choir Laudate Singers and artistic director Lars Kaario will be your guides, along with some of Vancouver’s finest early music instrumentalists: Nancy DiNovo and Pat Armstrong (violins), Ariel Barnes (cello), Ray Nurse (theorbo) and Christopher Bagan (organ). On May 14th, this fine ensemble will perform a glorious mosaic of works by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Lotti and Caldara, composers who lived in Renaissance and Baroque-era Venice, and were closely associated with St. Mark’s Basilica. The sacred choral music they wrote for that unique space was some of the most innovative, expressive and colourful in all of Europe at the time. Its ability to transport and uplift audiences endures to this day. Laudate Singers are proud to bring this music to the North Shore community, and they look forward to seeing you at this, the grand finale of the choir’s 2009-2010 season. VENETIAN MOSAIC Friday, May 14, 2010 • 8pm St. Andrew’s United Church (10th & St. Georges), North Vancouver TICKETS: $35 Adults / $30 Seniors & Students Free <18 years • www.laudatesingers.com Melanie Thompson

Brand New Look The North Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs (NVOCA) changes its name to The Arts Office; introduces on!, a snazzy new cultural events calendar that replaces the monthly Arts Alive North Shore insert; and launches a dynamic new website with enhanced functionality and social networking capabilities for both creators and consumers of culture on Vancouver’s North Shore. The Arts Office is a bi-municipal agency of the City and District of North Vancouver that supports and promotes arts and cultural activities and provides cultural development services to the North Shore community at large. Becoming The Arts Office creates a compelling and easily recognizable name and website that artists, organizations, audiences, tourists, and municipal staff can go to when seeking out news, information and resources. And what’s on! all about? Building on the success of the Arts Alive North Shore promotion, the new on! events calendar will continue to feature stories about artists and focus on upcoming events presented at various North Shore venues. In addition, local artists and arts groups are invited to upload their event information free of charge to on! for inclusion in the monthly North Shore News insert as well as the online calendar on The Arts Office website. Commenting on the changes, Director Ian Forsyth says, “The Arts Office website is an interactive meeting place that will launch users on a journey of discovery to find out what’s happening, who’s performing, how to get tickets, apply for funding, explore public art and more!” For more information please visit: www.artsoffice.ca


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604-903-3290.

Movers and Shakers A Dancer’s Celebration: A culmination of a year’s work in dance by the students of Collingwood School, Thursday and Friday, April 29-30 at 8 p.m. at the Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. A benefit arts and crafts sale at 7 p.m. with all sales benefitting the Mully Children’s Family Mission. Tickets: $5/$15/$20. Info: www.kaymeekcentre.com. Bikini Car Wash Tour Fundraiser: To help send Stef Lang and her band on tour across Western Canada, Friday, April 30, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Mohawk Husky in Parkgate Mall, 3650 Mount Seymour Parkway. Pedal Power: Canyon Heights Elementary is hosting a used bike collection for Bicycles for Humanity until April 30. Adult sized mountain or touring bikes in workable condition can be dropped off at the school located at 4501 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver, between 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Info:

The Bridge Community Church Garage Sale/Bake Sale and Barbecue: Proceeds are going towards the 2010 Mission trip to the Christchurch Orphanage in Johannesburg, Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations of gently used items for the sale, except clothes, accepted 8 a.m.-3 p.m., week days at the church, 515 W. Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. Cap Services Community Festival will take place Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the North Building of Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. There will be arts and crafts, music, food and more. Funds raised in support of the Seniors’ Hub. Table rental: $40. Call 604-988-7115 or e-mail miki@ capservices.ca to reserve a table. The Ustlahan Social Society Gala Fundraiser: The Ustlahan Social Society, which runs a highly successful community kitchen program providing nutritional meals to members of the Squamish Nation community, will be hosting a Gala fundrasing event with dinner and entertainment by Inez and Murray Proter, on Saturday, May 8 at Chief Joe Mathias, 100 Capilano Rd., West Vancouver. Tickets: $75. Info: 778-338-4467. — Compiled by Pamela Stone and Debbie Caldwell E-mail information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@nsnews.com.

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

Oil and water DANA Irving and Friends of the Library chairwoman Meghan Radomske showcase the new mural painted by Irving on display in the children’s area at Lynn Valley library. The large oil on canvas was inspired by Lynn Creek.

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kids’ stuff From page 24 North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Drop-in. Info: 604-998-3480. Gleneagles Family Storytime: Enjoy puppetry, songs and stories, 10:30-11 a.m. Thursdays at Gleneagles Community Centre, 6262 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Mother Goose Program: Parents or caregivers with children up to four years old can learn oral rhymes, songs and stories, Thursdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. at Westcot elementary, 760 Westcot Rd.,

West Vancouver. Free. Info and registration: Christine, 604-985-7138 or Sara, 604990-1047.

p.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: www.nvcl.ca.

Mount Seymour United Church Choir: Youth in Grade 6 and older are invited to join the choir. Practices every Thursday from 4 to 5:50 p.m. at the church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-929-1336 or www. mtseymourunited.com.

Parent Child Mother Goose: Free storytime for newborns to 12 months old, Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration: 604-984-0286. Info: www.nvdpl.ca.

Neighbourhood House Drop-in: Movies, video games, out-trips, and other fun stuff. Knowing your North Shore Neighbourhood House youth worker has its benefits. Meet in The Room, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-5:30

St. Andrew’s United Church Choir: Angelic Voices, a program for age five to eight, practises Thursdays, 5-5:45 p.m. at the church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. For more information call 604-9850408.

St. Andrew’s United Church Choir: Saintly Singers, a program for ages nine to 16, practises every Thursday, 67 p.m. at the church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9850408. Storytales: Drop-in storytime for kids ages three to five, Thursdays, 10-10:30 a.m. at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Free. Registration is not required. Info: www. nvdpl.ca. — Compiled by Pamela Stone and Debbie Caldwell E-mail information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@ nsnews.com.

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

Write on AWARD winning children’s author Pamela Porter visited students at Capilano University to discuss the process of getting published.

what’s going on

The Ambleside Orchestra of West Vancouver rehearses Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. in the Community Music Hall at West Vancouver Recreation Centre. All strings welcome. Needed are french horns and double bass. Info: 604-9264814. Canadian Council for the Blind, North Shore chapter, meets the first Wednesday of the month, 1 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 220 West Eighth St., North Vancouver. Info: Joan at 604-985-2293.

FREE YOUR BASEMENT OF FREELOADERS. At some point, you need to clear your basement of all those things that are costing you. Like that 3rd or 4th TV set that’s collecting dust and drawing electricity on standby mode. By taking it to the nearest Return-It location, you can keep it off your bill and out of the landfill. So start there, and move on to other basement dwellers if you feel so inclined.

Find your nearest Return-It location at return-it.ca/electronics

Caroun Photo Club: Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Visitors are welcome. Info: www.CarounPhotoClub. com. Dare to be Heard, presented by the North Shore Writers Association, meets the first Wednesday of every month, 79 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The association invites writers of all genres,

fiction and non-fiction, to read their work in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and to listen to other writers share their work and talk about the writing process. Readers are invited to attend to get to know established and new local writers. Free. Deep Cove Ladies’ Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and last Wednesday of each month at LionsW Garey Ham Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Sally Scott at 604-9241923. Family of Origin Parenting: Westcoast Family Resources Society North Shore offers a free workshop on Wednesdays. Call Nancy at 604-417-3406 for information, time and p venue. Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Club: Experienced classes every Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Braemar elementary, 3600 Mahonv Ave., North Vancouver. Info:V May at 604-926-3174. International Training in Communication: Learn to speak with confidence and poise on the second and fourthp Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. at Cheers Restaurant, 125 East Second St., North Vancouver. Info: Doris Dungey at 604-926-3954. North Shore Chamber Orchestra meets Wednesdays,w 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Sutherland secondary, 1860 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver, and is looking for new string players.A See more page 37


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A CHEF IN YOUR KITCHEN makes dessert. See story PAGE 32

YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to EXCEPTIONAL CUISINE

How I failed winemaking

Deana Lancaster dlancaster@nsnews.com

TALK about a letdown.

It turns out I’m not the discerning oenophile I thought I was. Darn it. There goes my secret desire of becoming a Wine Spectatorrecognized vintner. Last week the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival rolled through town, filling the conference halls and ballrooms of the sparkling new convention centre with ranks of bottles, legions of winemakers, and hordes of consumers. The theme regions this year were Argentina and New Zealand; and they were intriguing counterpoints. I sipped many plush and inky Argentine Malbecs plus a few fresh and nicely balanced whites from the South American country, including Torrontés and Chardonnay. From the land of Kiwi fruit and lumberjacks it was largely about the crisp and racy Sauvignon Blancs that the country is famous for; but not entirely. I also sampled some charming Pinot Noirs and refined Syrahs. The refrain that seemed to be repeated time and again for both New World countries was “extreme” winemaking; winemaking “on the edge” . . . and when you’re talking about growing regions like windy, isolated Patagonia, those are appropriate descriptors. I learned much about both countries, discovered some new favourites from around

the world, and marked a few I want to watch out for. I met my wine fest objectives; which as wine writer, North Shore resident and this year’s Spirited Industry award winner Anthony Gismondi said are to “get better, drink smarter and buy smarter.” But my takedown — and probably the most fun I had — occurred at the Cinq Cepages blending seminar. Sonoma winery Chateau St. Jean has been making the iconic Cabernet Sauvignon for 15 years, explained assistant winemaker Bob Coleman. It’s a blend that includes all five Bordeaux red varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. While the measures vary from year to year, to “allow us to straighten out the curveballs that Mother Nature throws at us,” Coleman said the wine always contains at least 75 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon. Otherwise, it couldn’t legally be named as such. Plus it ensures continuity from vintage to vintage. Appropriately, the name Cinq Cepages is French for “five grape varieties.” The wine has been named to Wine Spectator’s Top 100 three times, and was ranked No. 1 in 1996. The current release sells for US $75 at the winery. Our task was to try and create a blend — using the Chateau St. Jean varietals provided to us — that matched a recent release of Cinq Cepages. First, Coleman ran us through each of the varietals and explained what they impart to the finished blend. Cabernet Sauvignon, “the king of red grapes,” is the backbone of the wine, making the greatest contribution to its structure, while capturing the dark and juicy fruit of the varietal. Merlot brings red to blue fruit and supple texture to the mid-palate; Cabernet Franc adds blueberry and See Cabernet page 33

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Baskin Robbins Supports the CFFF: Baskin Robbins has introduced a limitededition “Forget Me Not” Sundae for $2.99, available until April 30, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation. On April 28 from 5-10 p.m., they will feature 2.5 oz. scoops of ice cream and 3 oz. soft serve cones for only 31¢ each, plus tax, to support the cause. Located at 1327 Marine Dr., North Vancouver and 6336 Bay St., West Vancouver. For more information, visit www. baskinrobbins.ca. *Artisan Farmer’s Market will run Saturdays from May 1 to Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lonsdale Quay Market’s East Plaza, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. The market will feature local food products as well as handcrafted items from local artisans. Info: www.lonsdalequay.com.

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HARD at work blending wine (top). Above, a not-soprize-winning formula.

2010 Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes: A two month series of intimate threehour classes where local chefs share their passion for food and cooking, treating guests to anecdotes, hints, and tips of the trade, from April 28 to June 20 in private homes throughout the city. Tickets for each of these fundraising events for the Arts Club Theatre Company are $125 and include a $50 tax receipt or $100 each when booking more than one class, with a $25 tax receipt. Information, tickets and a full list of chefs and dates at 604-687-5315 or see www.artsclub.com. — Compiled by Pamela Stone and Debbie Caldwell

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Go for a sweet finish

Impress with homemade dessert

A Chef in Your Kitchen Julius Pokomandy NEWS photo Mike Wakefiled

SAVE some money: instead of splurging on store-bought pies and pastries, make your own at home with all-natural ingredients.

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Taylor’s Crossing is a proud participant of the inaugural Vancouver Craft Beer Week, May 10-16, 2010. For this entire week, our kitchen will showcase a delicious tasting menu, paired with our house craft brewed ales and lagers. Do not miss this unique opportunity at the North Shore’s only brewpub. Please ask your server or manager, or contact us for reservations. Phone: (604) 986-7899

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Grilled Chilled Portabello Herb goat cheese, steamed asparagus, vine-ripened fresh cut salsa, sweet balsamic reduction, basil oil Paired with: Two Lions Pale Ale BEEF CARPACCIO Pepper crusted tenderloin, grated parmesan, fried capers, fresh basil, black pepper dijon mustard, arugula, served with warm herb focaccia bread Paired with: Red Truck Lager GRILLED ROSEMARY LAMB LOIN CHOPS Roast garlic buttermilk mashed, hand-cut beer battered onion rings, blueberry compote Paired with: Red Truck Ale FRASER VALLEY HICKORY SMOKED DUCK SAUSAGE Grilled duck sausage, sun-dried blueberries, toasted walnuts, goat cheese, citrus ale vinaigrette dressed arugula, Chipotle Shichimi Toragashi grainy mustard Paired with: Box Car Wheat (Hefeweizen) ASSORTED PREMIUM CHEESES & SPECIALTY MEATS Only from the ‘Cheese Man’ himself, you will enjoy a tasting of three premium cheeses matched best with an assortment of two specialty meats and paired with brewer Dave Varga’s own “IPA”, served with seedless grapes, apples and olive oil crostini Paired with: Indian Arm IPA

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ON restaurant menus desserts are a good moneymaker for the establishment. Even in family eateries you can expect to pay $5 or more for a slice of pie, cake or a crumble. These popular desserts are purchased in a “thaw and serve” or in a “ready to bake” form and earn the restaurant a nice profit. The quality of these desserts are good. There have been dramatic improvements in freezing technologies and formulas, resulting in a wide selection of good quality frozen desserts. Éclairs, pies, loaves, cheesecakes are purchasable from retail and wholesale food service sources. Also improved are the yeast goods because of great dough conditioners and instant yeasts. It is common knowledge that dinner rolls and baguettes coming warm

and “freshly baked” to your table in most restaurants are from frozen dough products. The motivation behind these innovations were the relative shortage of well qualified baking and pastry professionals, and a strong desire from management for consistent quality products at the most reasonable and predictable costs. For homemakers, desserts can be an easy means to culinary success. There is nothing like a suitable dessert to complete a meal at home or in a restaurant. There a few simple rules to follow. When selecting a dessert take into consideration the main course; the heavier the dinner the lighter the dessert should be. As well, consider the time of the year: in colder months a more robust dessert is welcomed by most. But in the summer and fall, fresh fruit and lighter desserts are perfect. Preparing homemade desserts simply means that you are making and serving a particular item for about half the cost of a store-bought item. A special bonus is the precise knowledge of what went into producing the dish. This factor seems to be increasingly important for many consumers. In this column we have four great dessert recipes for

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Lemon-Apple Cake Crust: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 ⁄3 cup butter, melted ½ cup very finely chopped walnuts Filling: 12⁄3 cup evaporated milk, chilled 2½ tbsp unflavored gelatin ¾ cup boiling water ½ lb cream cheese 2 cups apple sauce 1½ tsp vanilla Measure and line up all ingredients. Combine crumbs, brown sugar, melted butter, and the chopped walnuts. Firmly press the mixture onto the bottom and sides of a sprayed eight-inch springform pan. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Gently mix together the gelatin and the hot water. Whisk until smooth, allow to cool. Combine the cream cheese and sugar. Mix until smooth and creamy. Stir in the apple sauce, vanilla and the cooled gelatin mixture, Mix well. Chill until the mixture begins to thicken. Gradually add the chilled evaporated milk and whisk vigorously. Pour into the springform pan and garnish with extra walnuts. Chill until firm, at least five to seven hours.

Pineapple-Banana Cake ½ cup butter (1) ¾ cup sugar 1 large egg, well beaten 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt or to taste ¾ cup milk 1 ripe banana mashed 1 ⁄3 cup butter (2) See Let page 24


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Let the seasons Cabernet blend not an identical match guide you when menu planning From page 31

From page 32

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cup brown sugar 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained ½ cup chopped pecans Cream butter (1) and sugar. Add the beaten egg and mix well. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Add gradually with the milk to the butter and sugar mixture. Fold in the mashed banana. Melt the butter (2) and sprinkle on the bottom of a cake pan which has been well buttered. Carefully place the crushed pineapple and the crushed pecans on the surface. Pour the batter over this mixture and bake in a preheated 350F oven for 25-35 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

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enough of the single varietal wines from the same year. So our varietals were from 2006, while the Cinq Cepages we were comparing it to was 2005. But still, we might get something similar. I was soon dribbling expensive Merlot all over my tasting mat. I decided to ignore convention — newly enamoured with Malbec (and taking to heart Coleman’s repeated claims of affection for it) — I decided to up the percentage for extra juiciness in my blend. And when I tasted mine against the 2005 Cinq Cepages, I thought “Hmm. Pretty close.” All around me, the cork dorks’ excitement levels were cranked to 11. “When you up the PV by even one per cent, it really punches it up,” said the guy on my right. Seriously? By one per cent? “I did a third blend using Cab Franc as the base, and I actually prefer it,” said the guy on my left.

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HSBC Bank Canada has renewed its support for wild Pacific salmon conservation in the Lower Mainland with a $10,000 charitable donation and two North Shore organizations are among those benefitting.

According to a written statement, this marks the second year that the bank has supported salmon conservation through the HSBC River Stewardship Program, which is managed by the Pacific Salmon Foundation. The contribution will be used to support the activities of three Greater Vancouver volunteer groups: the North Shore Streamkeepers, West Vancouver Shoreline Preservation Society and the Langley Environmental Partners Society. The groups plan to use the donation to recruit community and business volunteers, train volunteers to restore streamside vegetation, and produce a documentary film to educate the public about salmon conservation. ••• Sean Brown, a Grade 12 student at Seycove secondary won the Optimist Clubs Communication Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students held April 1 at Burnaby South secondary school. According to the contest website, it provides an opportunity for children who are deaf or hearing impaired to present their thoughts to the community. This year’s topic was Cyber Communication: Progress or Problem? Brown has a high frequency sensorineural hearing loss that occurred due to chemotherapy treatment following his diagnosis with liver cancer at age three. He’s competed in the contest a total of four times and has placed second twice. This year Brown was up against 27 competitors from around the province. He was awarded $2,500 and an iPod Touch. Please send details, along with your contact information, for our regular Noteworthy Neighbours section to emcphee@nsnews.com.

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Doreen Houlden Doreen Houlden (née Cliffe) was born in Revelstoke, B.C. in April 1910. Doreen’s parents, originally from England, moved from Revelstoke to North Vancouver in 1911 but were unable to find housing. Upon invitation, they moved to the local Burrard Reservation where they lived in a tent. Doreen went to Ridgeway school and met the love of her life Stan Houlden. Together Doreen and Stan started the Houlden Trucking company and raised three children. Doreen has lived in North Vancouver for 99 years making her North Vancouver’s longest living resident!

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From page 30 Info: squires@shaw.ca or 604988-6652. North Shore Chorus meets Wednesdays, 7:15-9:45 p.m. at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver, and is looking for new members. Info: 604-985-2559 or www.nschorus.com or audreyowen@shaw. ca.

Bingo: Every Thursday, 6-10 p.m. at the North Shore Alano Club, 176 East Second St., North Vancouver. Info: 604987-4141. Canadian Federation of University Women: The North Vancouver chapter of this national organization committed to improving women’s status and human rights meets on the second Thursday of every month, September to May, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604985-0352 or www.vcn.bc.ca/ cfuwns. Community Lunch: Come and enjoy lunch with other people in the neighbourhood, Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. Hosted by the Sharing Abundance Association at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges. Free, but donations

are gratefully accepted. Info: www.st-andrewsunited.ca or 604-985-0709. Dads Parenting: Westcoast Family Resources Society offers a free workshop on Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m. Call Nancy at 604-417-3406 for information, time and venue.

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Host Program Orientation: Make a newcomer feel more welcome in the community. Orientation sessions are the second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. at the North Shore Multicultural Society, 207-123 East 15th St., North Vancouver. To RSVP or for more information contact Virginia at 604-988-2931 or virginiac@nsms.ca.

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A38 - North Shore News - Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Daughters tell us why your mom is the best and why your relationship with mom is so special. Submit a photo of you and your mom and a short story of 100 words or less to Phoenix in Park Royal South or the North Shore News by Friday, May 7. Two grand prize winners and four runners up will share prize packages totalling $3,000!

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Monday, May 10th, 4-6pm Phoenix, Park Royal South Winners will be announced at the event. For more information call 604.925.1660

Please join us! By dropping off your entry at Phoenix or the North Shore News, you agree to the rules and regulations of this contest which can be picked up at Phoenix at Park Royal South.

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MEMBERS of North Shore Chorus rehearse for their upcoming concert tour Vancouver to Vienna, a musical road trip that will stop at cities around the world and finish in Vienna, Austria with Mozart’s Coronation Mass. A concert will be held at Mount Seymour United Church, Saturday May 8, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15/$12/$5 are available at www.nschorus.com.

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North Shore Scrabble Club meets every Thursday from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the St. David’s United Church at 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. All levels are welcome. — Compiled by Pamela Stone and Debbie Caldwell E-mail information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@nsnews.com.


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A40 - North Shore News - Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

Setting up for future success

Boys volleyball returns to North Shore schools with Grade 8 league Andy Prest

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A group of volleyball-loving parents who started a pilot project bringing a short spring-league volleyball season to Grade 8 boys on the North Shore is hoping that their effort will help bring the sport back into play.

NORTH SHORE SCORES SOCCER Senior girls premier April 26 Sentinel - 0 Handsworth - 1 Sutherland - 0 Carson Graham - 1 RUGBY Senior boys April 22, 24 Collingwood - 0 Rockridge - 58 Oak Bay - 17 Carson Graham - 34

High school-aged boys in most districts throughout the province play competitive volleyball but not on the North Shore. According to the North Shore Secondary Schools Athletics Association’s records, the last time boys played in a North Shore league was 1996-97 when four teams participated in a junior league and two senior teams played in a Burnaby league. In the mid-1970s the volleyball scene was thriving with senior, junior, juvenile and two bantam leagues but by the ’80s there were only junior and senior divisions. By the early-’90s there was only a small senior league and an on-again, offagain junior circuit before the sport died off completely for boys before the turn of the century. But a three-team league involving Grade 8 boys from Sutherland, Rockridge and Windsor may be the start of a change — at least that’s what parents like Sandra Starrett, head coach of the Sutherland team, are hoping for. Starrett ran volleyball clinics for elementary-age boys in previous years and when one of her sons hit Grade 8 this year she wanted him to have a chance to play some more. She and a few other keen volunteers took their idea to their schools and the NSSSAA and received the go-ahead to try to start something up. What emerged was a six-game, threeteam league that wraps up on Monday with Sutherland visiting Rockridge. Following that, the two top teams will play a final game with the winner earning the right to enter the Vancouver and District Championships. With only three teams competing it wasn’t NEWS photo Cindy Goodman an elaborate league but it was a start, and Starrett is hoping it will turn into something ROCKRIDGE Grade 8 student Ian Winkler makes a set during an April 12 match against Sutherland. A new Grade 8 league is the first for boys on the North Shore for more than 10 years. bigger. “It would be great to see it going on the North Shore — I think there’s more interest than There are, however, barriers to be overcome if to make a team. With the sport off the radar at the just the Grade 8 boys,” she said. “The kids like this small project is to grow into something bigger. high school level for more than 10 years, it’s hard to volleyball. . . . I’ve had some Grade 10 boys walk Even at this modest size there were a few glitches get the ball flying again, said Starrett, adding that into the gym and say, ‘Oh, I wish there was volleyball — it was meant to be a four-team league but Sentinel See Parents page 42 for us.’” had to pull out because not enough boys showed up

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THE beginning of spring means it’s time for Little League opening days on the North Shore. Highlands Little Leaguers, above, play the popular “pop fly” game while Forest Hills Little Leaguer Thomas Her, at left, takes some pitching practice.

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Parents hoping to expand league From page 40

ROSS Road’s Kendra Finch attacks the ball during an elementary tournament last month. While girls volleyball thrives on the North Shore, the sport has been mostly abandoned for boys.

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younger kids may not have had much of an introduction to the sport. “I think some of the kids didn’t bother playing in elementary because they say, ‘Well, we can’t play in high school so why bother.’” There’s also some resistance from the high school sports community to adding another boys sport on the North Shore when soccer, basketball, football and rugby are already thriving, said Starrett. “You also get some athletic directors who are kind of macho guys who say, ‘Oh well, it’s a girls sport,’” she said. “(But) not every boy wants to play football or rugby. . . . Not every boy likes contact sports. It’s nice to play a sport that is physically demanding, requires skill and challenge, but it’s not contact.” And even without the tackling of football or rugby, NEWS photos Cindy Goodman volleyball is still a high-impact ROCKRIDGE’S Brett Noseworthy makes a return during a recent Grade 8 league game, said Starrett. “You watch Olympic game. The winner of the new North Shore league will earn a spot in the Vancouver volleyball and it’s all about ball and District playoff tournament. handling and skill and speed and power. I wouldn’t want to be on the finding volunteer coaches and taking it unless people are willing to volunteer,” other side of the net when one of those forward. It’s always at that grassroots she said. “You kind of have to be willing guys hits the ball — you take cover.” level — you’ve got to talk to people. to step outside of your comfort zone.” But even if the sport gets OK’d on the Do I really have time for this? No. But ••• North Shore and schools are open to its the way I look at it is 20 years from now The North Shore’s BCO Volleyball Club return, it’s going to take a lot of noise I’m not going to say, ‘Wow, I’m so glad also added boys volleyball to its roster this from players asking for it and a lot of work I worked more.’ I’m going to say, ‘I’m year with a team of Grade 7 and 8 players from parents getting involved in it, said glad I took the time out, even though representing the club with a 10th-place Starrett. Even starting this small league I was busy, to coach with my kids and finish at provincials. took more than a year of planning. connect with them and other kids in the Next season the club plans to field “I had to go to parent-teacher community trying to make a difference in under 14 and under 16 boys teams. For interviews and do my sales pitch to get their lives.” more information on the BCO program myself a sponsor teacher,” she said. “If And it’s going to take that kind of or to get involved with the school people want to play at the Grade 10, 11, commitment from parents and other volleyball league contact Teresa Laser by phone at 604-986-5051 or by e-mail at 12 level it’s really about them stepping volunteers to get it going, said Starrett. forward, speaking out, networking, “The sport will basically die again laserta@shaw.ca.


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Premier playoffs start Saturday for Cap Rugby THE Capilano Rugby Club’s premier men’s team solidified third place and locked up a home playoff game after knocking off the Castaway Wanderers in their final regular season game of the B.C. premier league season.

Capilano was in tough in their game played last Saturday in Victoria as CW needed a win to make it into the playoffs and they were battling for longtime national team player John Graf who is retiring from the team after the season. CW took the early lead with a try but Capilano battled back with Tim Rhone and Gord Sawers touching down, according to Capilano’s game report. CW retook the lead with two penalty kicks before Capilano took the lead for good with a Craig McLaren try to go up 17-13. CW made it close, pulling within one point, but a late penalty solidified a 20-16 win for Capilano. The Capilanos finished the regular season with a 9-2 record, six points back of league-leaders James Bay and three points behind Meraloma. Capilano will now take on Bayside, sixth-place finishers in the league, this Saturday at 2:45 p.m. at Klahanie Park. In first division action Capilano toppled the Castaway Wanderers 28-12 on Saturday, clinching top spot in the league with a 10-1 record. They’ll get a bye in the first round of the playoffs before getting back in action May 8 at 1 p.m. at Klahanie Park where they will take on the winner of the fourth vs. fifth game.

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THREE members of the North Shore/Burnaby-based Vancouver North West Giants were recently named to the B.C. Major Midget League all-star team for the 2009-10 season.

West Vancouver’s Griffin Reinhart, North Vancouver’s Curtis Loik and Burnaby’s Steven Iacobellis all received the honour after helping the Giants win the league title for the second straight season. Reinhart, a defenceman, anchored the team’s blueline while also contributing 34 points in 32 games. He was named MVP of the Pacific Midget Regional that the Giants lost to the Spruce Grove Saints. Loik racked up 61 points in 33 games during the season and his 11 points in five games led the league in playoff scoring. Iacobellis, the team’s captain, registered 59 points in 38 games. •••

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ADAMS, Robert (Bob) Orville Dec. 7, 1926 - April 23, 2010 We are saddened to announce that Bob passed away peacefully after a short illness at Lions Gate Hospital with his family at his side. Predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Goldie, sister Dorothy and brothers Harold and Burt. Bob will be sadly missed by his family, son Bob (Dixie) and daughter Lynn (Steve), sisters Yvonne and Marion, grandchildren Bob, Darlene, Brad, Meredith and Brooke and 8 great-grandchildren. Bob had a passion for trains, leaving home at 15 to work on the railroad and enjoyed 45 years of service with CP Rail. He will always be remembered for his wonderful smile, beautiful eyes and his love for the game of crib. Many thanks to Dr. Edmunds and the wonderful nurses, staff and volunteers at LGH, Palliative Care. No Service by request. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Lions Gate Hospital Palliative Care in Bob’s memory. For those wishing to share a condolence, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com

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GILBERTSON, Gerald (Jerry) May 12, 1929 to April 26, 2010 Born in Fresno, CA, he leaves his loving family: wife Iara and children Charles and Tina. Jerry had a life in the diplomatic service, with postings in Central & South America. He first came to Vancouver in the 1960s and fell in love with it. His next posting took him to Brazil, where he met & married Iara. After returning with his young family in 1972, he resided in North Van for 38 yrs. He was an avid golfer and loved lawn bowling with his favorite club in West Van. He had a great sense of humor, was a kind & gentle man, and a wonderful father to his children. No service by request.

MCHUGH, Michael Lawrence Nov. 29, 1936 - April 22, 2010 Michael passed peacefully in the hospital surrounded by his loving family after a sudden, unexpected illness. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and emigrated to Canada with his family in May, 1966. He was an officer in the Merchant Marines and worked for Finning Tractor before retiring at age 62. Michael was a longtime member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Michael was predeceased by his first wife Roseanne, his mother Winifred, father Owen and brother Danny. He is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife, Anne, daughter Kerrie (Scott), sons, Michael, Sean (Melissa) and Peter, sister Winnie (Fred) and brothers Owen, John and Joe. Michael adored his grandchildren Ryan, Cameron, Aaron, Eileen, Mikka and Lucy Rose. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, stepchildren and their families. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM Thursday April 29 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church 27th & Lonsdale Ave. North Vancouver. Interment will be at Gardens of Gethsemane Cemetery - South Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations to Make A Wish Foundation in Michael’s name would be appreciated. For those wishing to share a condolence with the family, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com

INGLIS - Norman Douglas January 6, 1962 - April 23, 2010 It is with much sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved son and brother. Norman passed away peacefully at St. Paul’s Hospital surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving mother, Joan Inglis and father William Inglis, sister Sharann Roxburgh and family, brother Bradley Inglis and family, sister Heather Rogers and family, companion Trish Wallace and cat Ten Bucks. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Paul’s Hospital for their kindness and dedication. Norman always had a strong passion for cars and boats and worked many years in the automotive industry. Services will be held at Boal Chapel and Memorial Gardens, 1505 Lillooet, North Vancouver 604-980-3451, Friday, April 30, 2010 at 10:00am. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation.

SHAKOUR, Korneliske (nee Eekma), Corry, as she was known to all, died peacefully on April 22, 2010. Born in Holland in 1928, she lived in Teheran, Iran, and Munich, Germany, before moving to West Vancouver in 1976. She spent the last years of her life in Campbell River. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Hassan Shakour, in 1978. She is survived by her loving children and grandchildren: Robert Shakour and his wife Moira; Marina Shakour Haber and her husband Lenny and their children Celine and Darius; John Shakour and his wife Elise and their children Arielle and Isabella, and Richard Shakour and his wife Karen and their children Jacqueline, Larissa and Rebecca. Corry had a brilliant mind and a fascinating personality that matched her great beauty. She was fluent in 5 languages and was the author of a spiritual book. We will love and miss her forever, her smile, her wisdom and her strength. She will be remembered at 1 PM on April 30th, 2010, at the Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Dr., West Vancouver.

SIEMENS, Peter Aaron, Born in Hague Saskatchewan on September 19th, 1924. Peter went to be with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on April 21st, 2010. Husband of Sophie until her passing in May 2009. Peter served as a Trooper in WW II with The Fort Garry Horse Regiment and was wounded in action on April 12, 1945. He was discharged from the Army in March, 1946. After the War Peter became a Baker and married Sophie. He retired in 1985. He then became a Minister with Global Missions Inc. Peter is survived by his three children, daughter Donna, and sons Ken and Laverne, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, B.C. on Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Haaf for his wonderful care and compassion, the Nursing staff at Lions Gate Hospital, Evergreen Care Home, and the Staff at Sunrise and Summerhill Seniors Homes.

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HAIR STYLISTS Spa Utopia & Salon is now hiring experienced Hair Stylists for our three locations. We offer commission plus hourly rates on services and retail commission. In addition, we offer performance based increases, gratuities, advanced educational support and extended health care benefits. Please submit your resume to your choice of location; NORTH VANCOUVER FAX 604-980-3922 diane@spautopia.ca PAN PACIFIC FAX 604-641-1381 beverly.loewen@ spautopia.ca LANGLEY FAX 604-533-8472 amya@spautopia.ca

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Career Opportunities

GROUP COORDINATOR

(Permanent Full-Time Position) MLI is looking for a Group Coordinator for our North Shore office. MLI is a company that specializes in bringing international students to Canada for study/touristic experiences. Responsibilities will include organizing programs, quoting programs, and liaising with clients and suppliers to ensure successful programme operations while the students are in Canada. Excellent English skills are required as well as a thorough understanding of the Canadian school system (public and private). Candidate must be detail oriented, have people skills and computer skills. Additional languages are an asset. Driver’s license is required. 33-35K salary plus benefits. Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume as soon as possible to cdoornekamp@mliesl.com

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Domestics

EXP NANNY/CAREGIVER COMPANION for elderly. Avail Now. We assist overseas. Whyte Domestic. 604-432-6890

hotels/restaurants retail sales

general

accounting

careers

trades/technical farm workers

health care

To advertise in Employment call 604-630-3300

CADENCE & CASCADE hiring Tri-lingual (Spanish/English/ Portuguese) Translator. 25.00 hr/ 35 hr wk. Comp. Sec. School + min. five yrs of exp. as F/T translator working in three lang. Fluency in the three lang. is req. as he/she will be working in international context. E-Resume: yuko.t@me.com

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Home Support

LIVE-IN NANNIES available for Child & Elder care, 604-668-5929 email: info@platinum-care.com www.platinum-care.com

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Hotel Restaurant

ARMS REACH BISTRO

looking for Daytime / Night Time Cooks. Apprenticeships and benefits available. Competitive wages. Kind, intelligent and efficient are the qualities that we are looking for! Please apply in person at the Bistro, 4390 Gallant Ave. Deep Cove F/T SUSHI Cook, PINE SUSHI SQUARE 18-935 Marine Dr, North Van, min 3 yrs work exp, must understand English & Korean. $3000/mo + benefits Email: sukwooc@gmail.com OR apply in person

CAPILANO VOLKSWAGEN AUDI

is looking to fill the following permanent position:

★ F/T Lot Attendant

Position requires a valid BC drivers license & a clean drivers abstract. Work schedule of 5 days/ week. Experience an asset but not requited. We provide a competitive remuneration package, comprehensive benefit plan and a friendly working environment. Please send your resume to: Capilano VW AUDI 1151 Marine Drive North Vancouver, V7P 1T1 or email: susan@capvwaudi.com No phone calls please.

CHANGE A LIFE! World Vision Canada is a Christian, humanitarian relief and development organization working in over 90 countries. On behalf of Word Vision Canada donorworx Inc. is looking for enthusiastic fundraisers for a mall campaign in malls like the Lougheed TC, Brentwood TC in Burnaby and Capilano Mall in North Vancouver to promote child sponsorship. The ultimate fundraiser is outgoing, possesses excellent communication skills and has fundraising/ sales experience. World Vision sponsors are encouraged to apply. This contract position goes from May 25 - June 27. $17.00/ hr, 20-25 hrs a week. E-mail your resume and cover letter to bc@donorworx.com Please outline in your cover letter which malls you are interested in working at. For more information visit www.donorworx.com.

THAI COOK- KRUA THAI REST + 5 yrs exp. $3,000/mth, 40hrs/wk 1445 Lonsdale Ave 604-990-9349

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Medical/Dental

Medical Assistants Needed Now

Doctor’s & Hospitals need Medical Assistants, Medical Lab Assistants, Medical Office & Administration. No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Assistance is also available. 1-888-748-4126

Pharmacy Tech Trainees Needed!

Retail Pharmacies & Hospitals need trained Techs & Assistants. No Experience? Need Training? Local Training & Job Placement is also available. 1-888-748-4130

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Sales

ENTREPRENEURS WANTED

International marketing company in the health and wellness industry looking for entrepreneurs, who are ambitious business professionals. Call: 1-866-926-5548 or email resume to: theresidualgroup@gmail.com

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Trades/Technical

LARGE WESTERN Canadian open shop reinforcing steel fabrication & installation company looking for experienced reinforcing ironworkers to work in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg. Competitive rates & benefits offered. Apply to lmsplacers@gmail.com

Molly Maid

North & West Vancouver Mature f/t housecleaners required Mon to Fri, days. $11 to $16/hr. Valid BC drivers licence required. For interview. Call 604-987-4112 MONARCH BAKERY. Now hiring F/T & P/T Cashiers for bakery. Apply in person with resume to 1823 Lonsdale Ave.

NEED EXTRA INCOME?

Earn extra cash to supplement your current income or pay off your bills. Now hiring delivery contractors for the Sun, Province & National Post in the West Vancouver area. Must have reliable winterized vehicle and be available from 2am to 6am daily. Earn up to $900/mo. Call to find the route closest to you.

778-968-4400

NWI HIRING Painters. $18.50 hr/ 40 hr wk. Compl. sec. sch + min. 3 yrs of exp. req. E-resume: enrique@nwicontracting.com

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Canwest Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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Trades/Technical

Canadian Mining Contractor is seeking dedicated, hardworking and self-motivated individuals for the following positions:

PRODUCTION MINERS:

Job Description: The individuals selected for these positions shall be required to provide all facets of underground production services. They will be responsible for the completion of various production tasks with an emphasis on the operation of a range of LHD equipment, truck haulage, “In The Hole” (ITH) drilling and blasting. Other support duties such as mechanical installation(s) (installation and maintenance of air, water and ventilation) and ground support will also be required. These individuals will be expected to receive daily safety and work line-up from their immediate supervisor(s) and complete the daily line-up safely and on time. Job Qualifications: ● Must have Full Underground Hard Rock Mining Service Type Common Core (U0000 to U0012), or equivalent provincial designation ● Must have a minimum of 3 years underground production experience ● Must have modules U0068A/B, U0071, U0091 or U0092 depending on specific task.

DEVELOPMENT MINERS:

Job Description: The individuals selected for these positions will be expected to provide all facets of underground mining development. They will be responsible for all development tasks and shall have sufficient experience with daily activities such as a range of LHD operation, jumbo operators, and mechanized bolting. Other support duties such as mechanical installation(s) (installation and maintenance of air, water and ventilation) and ground support will also be required. These individuals will be expected to receive daily safety and work line-up from their immediate supervisor(s) and complete the daily line-up safely and on time. Job Qualifications: ● Must possess their Full Common Core for Underground Hard Rock Miner (U0000 to U0012), or equivalent provincial designation ● Must have a minimum of 3 years work experience ● Must have U0018, U0089 or U0092 depending on equipment or specific task ● Experience with either MacLean Series bolters or Atlas Copco Boltec are will be given top consideration

GENERAL:

● All applicants must meet the stated Job Qualifications ● Please provide any/all references with resume ● Remuneration shall be based on experience and qualifications ● Positions available immediately for long term contract. We will only receive resumes via fax: 705-692-4310 or by e-mail: info@technicagroup.com , any drop in will not be accepted. Please note that we will only consider individuals who meet or exceed the above qualifications AND experience requirements.

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Work Wanted

PROJECT/SITE MANAGER AVAILABLE My name is Werner Buehner, I am a German Citizen & would like to work in Canada. I am a professional, with Master & Technical Degrees, in the area of corrosion protecting coatings, i.e. coatings for storage tanks, paint application, fire proofing, floor linings, wallpapering, texture & plastering, painting, insulation against sound & heat etc, crown moulding installation. I calculate costs, staff, accounting & prepare estimates. I would like to work in Vancouver or Fort McMurrary as a Site Manager or Project Leader for a good company. References available (www.wbuehner.com ) Please contact me by Fax 0049 711 840034 or email: Werner-Buehner@web.de

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Municipal Office Manager, Village of Lions Bay, BC The successful candidate will be strongly oriented to customer service and have proven experience in a Municipal environment in a managing and/or supervisory role of a productive workforce and working effectively within a regulatory environment. Please send applications with salary expectation to the Village Office, Attention Village Manager, P.O. Box 141, 400 Centre Road, Lions Bay, B.C. V0N 2E0 Email address: admin@lionsbay.ca For further details on the scope of the position please see www.lionsbay.ca Posting closing date is end of business day, Friday, May 7, 2010. Please no telephone calls, and only those candidates being considered will be contacted.

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Career Services/ Job Search

ARE YOU READY TO CHOOSE... how much you earn? When you want to work? Who you work with? Where you work? We train you online. Go to: www.liveyourdreamtoo.com EXCLUSIVE FINNING/CATERPILLAR Heavy Equipment Service Training at GPRC Fairview Campus. Grade 12 diploma and mechanical aptitude required. $1000. bonus on first day of school. Write all 4 years apprenticeship exam. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. QUIT LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK. Operate your own Mini-Office Outlet using your home computer. Extra income, flexible hours www.yoursuccess 123.com.Education

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Career Services/ Job Search

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS and BYOB (be your own boss). Make huge $’s. Will train you. $515. start-up investment required; www.works4me.me/byob. TRAIN TO be a MEDICAL LAB ASSISTANT. The Healthcare industry needs YOU! MTI Community College www.mticc.com, 604-310-2684. LOVE YOUR JOB!

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Education

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Special Classes

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN Men and Boys? Men fix their toys! Become an Outdoor Power Equipment Technician. Work on watercraft, ATV’s, snowmobiles, etc. Credit towards apprenticeship. GPRC Fairview College Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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Tutoring Services

CERTIFIED MATH TEACHER. Exp with senior math & calculus. Tutors all levels. 604-929-6262 TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100 ajonescox@tutordoctor.com www.tutordoctor.com

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GARAGE SALES 2080

Garage Sale

E - KNOX CHURCH SPRING SALE

Fri. April 30th @ 5pm-8:30pm & Sat. May 1st @ 10am-1pm

41st & Balaclava St. Vancouver

Boutique, books, baking, furniture, household items, etc.

North Vancouver

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Appliances

94 - GARAGE SALE/BBQ/BAKE SALE, Sat, May 1, 9am-1pm, 515 West Windsor St, North Van

LIKE NEW! Fridge $300, stove $250, washer $299, dryer $200. Warranty & deliv. 604-306-5134

97C - SPRING SALE & Baking Sat.May 1, 9am - 2 pm at Kiwanis Towers, 170 W. 2nd St. @ Chesterfield Lunch served

MOVING LIKE new, must sell GE black fridge, 20 cu ft bottom mount, best offer near $1000. also Maytag deluxe washer & dryer, $500 obo. 604-842-1651

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Childcare Available

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Preschools/ Kindergarten

* * BOOK NOW!! * * An overseas live-in Nanny for 2010 placement. 604-682-4688

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Daycare Centres

★Mountains of Fun Daycare★ 1 space avail ★ 604-728-7757 www.mountainsoffundaycare.com

New Toddler Program Sept 2010. Spaces avail now for 30mos - 5 yrs ★604-929-5799★

Fully certified High/Scope® Preschool Where learning has been child’s play for over 40 years.

Now accepting registrations for 2010/11 Located in Edgemont Village - Highlands Church

604-987-7330

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For Sale Miscellaneous

BATH LIFT, excellent cond $500. COCKATIELS, breeding pair, lrg cage, $200 for all. 604-986-6712

Ingredients: Four chicken breasts, 1/3 C apricot preserves, 1/3 C Italian dressing, 2 T powdered ginger. Procedure: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in an airtight container and store in fridge for two hours or overnight. Place chicken in pan and bake for 45 minutes.

Apple Pork Chops:

Ingredients: Four thick pork chops, 2 apples (cored, peeled and chopped), 2T melted margarine, 2T brown sugar. Procedure: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake pork chops for 30 minutes in a covered casserole. Combine apples, margarine and brown sugar and pour over pork chops. Bake uncovered for an additional 30 minutes. Information provided by: North Shore Child Care Resource Program, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society: 604-985-7138

3503 SHOPRIDER SPRINTER XL3 SCOOTER. Priced to sell at $999. Near new. Power, comfort, stable. Will deliver. Jan/Peter 604-929-9871. WINE MAKING Equip. incls, electric filter, all necessary accessories & bottles $200. 604-988-9539

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Furniture

AS NEW, Ikea double bed, night table, desk & office chair $300 obo. 604-926-9980 CHESTERFIELD 6 yrs old, neutral colours. exc cond $150. eves 604-926-4197 days 922-0456 Coffee Table, 45' long, 23.5 'wide, 16' tall, glass, slides & horizontal. $45. Danish style table, 4ft 7 ' long, 30.5' wide, 29' high, 2 x 13inch leaves, tile design in the middle. $195 Mt Pleasant area, Van, 604-875-8055 ESTATE SALE WEST VAN 2 armoirs from Chintz, persian rugs, Lexington king, dressers, huge 1860’s english pine dining table, sofa’s, chairs, book cases, antique desk. BY APPT. 604-922-8863 FOAM MATTRESS, 3 ft by 6ft, unused, $150. 604-929-5820

MOVING SALE, Furniture, electronics, grdn tools. 604-961-0987, Open Sat 9-4. 3382 Gaspe Pl

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The North Shore News Classifieds Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad

SPRING GARAGE SALES

Birds

COCKATEIL & LOVE BIRD, Free to good home. 7 yrs old hand raised. Females need mate. Come with cage. 604-809-3598

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Cats

BEAUTIFUL KITTENS Siemese X, tabby, solids $40. Call 604-392-6898 Chilliwack HIMALAYAN KITTENS, 3 f/2 m, vet ✔, 1st shots, family raised, ready. $200. Aldgr 604-626-4650

1 BR bach ste All furniture must Go!! Beds, sofas, mirrors, lamps, etc. $800. 604-980-0051

MATTRESS & BOXSPRING, dbl, Spring Air Back Supporter w/comforter & skirt $200 obo. Wardrobe $40 obo. 604-929-6061

Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds for a comprehensive listing of garage sales in your area!

4530 PUPPY PARADISE Golden Retriever Awesome Family Dog! (PB, Reg’d) F $795 M $895 778-552-0822

Dogs

ROTTWEILER PUPS Purebreds. D.O.B. 03/04/10. 3 females & 1 male. Full tails; dew claws removed; dewormed & vet checked. Ready now! $800 firm. (1)-604-794-3953, Chilliwack SHARPEI IN Coquitlam is looking for good home, very healthy and great with people. Must go through Sharpei rescue for an application. www.tntsharpeirescue.com please contact freesharpei@hotmail.com

BARE NAKED BABIES, Rare True Hairless Chinese Cresteds, family raised, vet checked, 14 weeks, $1000 604-723-1963

SOFA, loveseat, chair, black fabric. Matching coffee table & end tables. Armoire. 604-983-0303

CHIHUAHUA PUP, purebred, family raised, male, ready to go. Vancouver. $390. 778-239-6252

Lumber/Building Supplies

#1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206. www.crownsteelbuildings.ca. FUTURE STEEL BUILDINGS CLEARANCE - Pre-engineered and custom-sized to your requirements. Factory-direct pricing. Some models discounted to halfprice to clear. CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE AND QUOTE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. NEW NORWOOD SAWMILLS LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cyclesawing increases efficiency up to 40%. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT - FREE Information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

YORKSHIRE TERRIERS fem 2yrs, housebroken, all shots, non shed. to good home $350 ea 604-724-4314

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Lessons/Training

DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy profitable career as a professional dog trainer. DogStars Professional Dog Trainers School in Vancouver now accepting registration for Spring 2010 Government registered program student loans and grants. Phone: 604-878-STAR (7827) Web: www.DogStars.ca

Poultry

KATISSA POULTRY Non medicated, all vegetable feed, no animal by products, grown and sold on the farm. Fully Processed, Flash Frozen Ready for roasting. For prices & details see www.specialtychicken.com Cloverdale area, 604 541-0007

OSOYOOS WATERFRONT 3br, 2bath, fully equipped & furn large deck, BBQ, ac, canoes, priv. dock, Avail June to Sept. $1500 /wk, 604-922-6103...551-3014

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Beauty Services

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds 778-688-6340 abetterlifedogrescue.com

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Elder Services

ABSOLUTE CARE SERVICES Professionally screened Nannies & Caregivers. pt/ft 604-983-8407

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Metaphysical

LOVE! MONEY! LIFE! #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 CreditCards/Deposit $3.19/min 18+ 1-900-783-3800 www.mysticalconnections.ca

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Nutrition/Diet

SPRING SAVINGS!!! First 8 weeks for $88. Look great. Feel Great. Lose weight. Guaranteed. Call Herbal Magic 1-800-926-4363 for more information. Limited time offer. JACK RUSSELL pups male, female smooth coat, tails docked, dewormed, 1st shots $450. 604-701-1587

POMERANIAN PUPPIES 2 males, ready to go. $500 ea, mom & dad also avail. 604-858-7606 SHIH TZU & Lhasa Apso pups, home raised, vet ✔ 1st shot, dewormed, ready to view, $495. Chwk 604-702-1960 or 794-3197

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Business Services

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Computer/ Internet

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Financial Services

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WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 11 out of 17 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. www.coastlineautocredit.com or 1-888-208-3205.

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5020 Shades Brighter 20 minutes Teeth Whitening Guaranteed - 2 shades whiter. Your home Or ?? 604-928-6769

BORDERNESE X puppies, born Mar 13 have both parents grt family & camping dog. $300. 604-792-3280

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ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $400+ 604 590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com AUSSIE PUPS. Ten to choose from. Ready to go the first weekend in June. Tails & claws done. Both parents available to view. $700 - $1000/ea. 604-607-7372

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PERSIAN KITTEN spayed female 6 mth CFA reg health gaur gentle $600 firm 604-939-1231 www.dreamhimicattery.com

MOVING SALE, white/maple round table, extra leaf, buffet, 4 chairs $500. Sklar-Peppler table, 2 leaves, china cabinet, buffet, 6 chairs $1100. Broyhill sofa, loveseat, chair & ottoman $1500. Excellent condition 604-984-9942

TWIN BEDS (2), $50 for both, very good cond. Call 604-922-1172

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Destinations

Rentals. 3 br villas, pool, priv pier, boat moorage. $1600 week & up.

MY MUSCIAL LIBRARY of 1425 cassette tapes $5200. Some rare tapes included 778-868-9235

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WHIRLPOOL DISHWASHER, Hot Point Electric self-cleaning stove, both in good working condition. Free to take away - first come, first serve. 604-986-1457 after 6:00 p.m.

5035

Dogs

MOVING: SINGLE bed, dressing table, bed sofa, wooden chair and 2 book cases, Free you pick up. 604-929-3230

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3508

2 MTHS old box spring for mattresses, sz single. Light blue from Ikea. U Pick Up. 604-736-2922

SOFA, 7 ft long, dark green, Ikea chair and footstool, letter size file cabinet, metal CD stand, burgundy lamp. Free for pick up. Call 604-921-6043

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF MARGARET MARY FORSYTH, DECEASED NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Margaret Mary Forsyth, late of #12-111 18th Street, West Vancouver, British Columbia who died on November 6, 2009 are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executors c/o 700- 401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5A1, on or before May 20, 2010 after which date the Executors will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which they have notice. Alison Margaret Bourgeault, Bruce Alexander Forsyth and Sarah Tutton Frost Executors By: Richards Buell Sutton LLP Attention: Silvana M. Facchin

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Personals

ATTRACTIVE mature European lady on North Shore for delightful bodysage. ANITA, 604-808-5589 KITTENCLUB.CA 604-299-0872 near 2nd Narrows Bridge ‘All we wear is lingerie’

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RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

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North Van Apt. Rentals

1 & 2 br, large, bright, Central Lonsdale, $850 & up, heat h/w, incl. updated. Now 604-720-2913 1 BDRM & DEN, $1,400, south facing, view, WD, DW, FP, PRKNG, AVAIL Now 604-980-9048. 1 BR, 120 W19st, approx 650sf, hardwood, heat & HW incl, 1yr lease, np $960 604-683-1089 1 BR +den, Raven Woods, $1375 annual lease, avail mid June, ns, np, 5 appls, refs. 604-941-7780 1 BR + den, SKY, New, SS appl, f/p, w/d, u/g prkg, stor. $1450 incl utils, May 1 or 15, 604-715-4403 1 BR, Lower Lonsdale, hardwood floor/tiles, n/s, n/p, $900 incl utils. May1. 604-986-1235 1 br, split level, 2015 Old Dollarton Rd. Fully renod, dw, 2 balc. fp, cat ok, pet deposit. ns, avail May 1 $925+utils, 604-339-1274

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North Van Apt. Rentals

Beautiful Views

1 br’s - $1,050- $1,250 Spacious, pool, storage, heat & hw, dw, quiet, concrete, by shops, Cat Ok MOVE IN BONUS!

North Vancouver

604-985-2926

BLUERIDGE APTS (Call us for details)

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

KENMORE MANOR 140 East 17th St. A bright 1 bdrm Available. Heat & h/w incl. N/S, No Pets. 604-980-4554 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 3 BR, May 1, 2 BR , June 1, Near Lynn Valley Mall 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

1 studio. THE HILLRIDGE 170 E. Keith Rd clean, quiet, concrete Heat h/w incl. np ns 985-8405 1050SQFT JUNE 1st 2BR lower suite. priv ent, 3/4 above grnd. Safe area on cul-de-sac, Shr w/d, Big LR & Mst bdrm, NP NS sec sys $1400 incl util. 604-329-3520 1BR 17 & Lonsdale, May 15, $860 incl Heat & hot water, ns, np, 604-984-9367 1br $890, Lonsdale & 21, quiet bldg, np, hardwood, hw, heat prkg storage, now, 604-990-4088 2 BR $1040 large corner, new carpets, June 15 or July 1. Quiet, drapes, heat incl, gated prkg. no pets. Walk to seabus. 1 yr lease, 163 W 5th. 604-980-7501 2 BR, 2 bath, 1 lvl, top flr, 1,100 sf penthouse townhouse, ldry, f/p, np, ns. Avail Immed $1650. 604-988-9883 leave message pls 2 BR. 2 bath, avail now. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, Please call 778-554-0537

N. VAN, Nature’s Cove. 1 BR, 5 appl, bamboo h/wd flrs, granite, gas f/p, balc, u/g prkg, storage. Near Parkgate. Peaceful view of golf course & church. $1,375/mo. Ns/np. June 1st. 604-916-8548 NEW 1 bdrm + den 620 sq.ft 9/F 133 E. Esplanade, prkg/storage, no s/p. $1,650 immed 604-307-9307

PARKRIDGE TERRACE

110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. 1br. $1095; 1 br + den $1135 Stunning views & lots of storage. NO PETS. 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com RAVENWOODS, 1 br +den, all appls, ns, np, 1prkg storage, immed. $1280, 604-351-7275

2 BR, 2 bath bright, spac, Touchstone Bldg, 3rd flr, view, wd, prkg, gym, storage, ns, np immed, $1775+util 1 yr lse. 604-985-5778

VICTORIA PARK PLACE 615 St. Georges Ave @ E 6th St. Studio & 1 BR avail, bright, quiet bldg, n/p, n/s 604-980-9057

2 BR 2 bath, exquisite new reno upper Lonsdale, hardwood, ns, np, Jun 1, $1325, 604-469-1148

WOODCROFT 2 br lrg, 1.5 ba, partial d/t view, reno’d crnr ste, storage, util/prkg, 604-986-3765

2 BR. 2 bath, wd, Garden Ave & Marine Dr. prkg, np, $1600, now 778-862-4729..778-227-4729

WOODCROFT- STUDIO PATIO, newer paint & carpet, rec facil, n/s prkg, n/p, $740 incl 778-865-7455

2 BR, beautiful, large, Central Lonsdale, patio, 5 appls, f/p, carport, sat TV, $1300 + utils, n/p, n/s please. June 1. 604-986-6444 2 BR large, $1025 new carpets, paint, May 15 or June 1. Quiet, drapes, heat incl, gated prkg. no pets. Walk to seabus. 1 yr lease, 163 W 5th. 604-980-7501

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West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR, 2109 Bellevue. good cond, hardwood, hw heat incl’d, May 3, np, $1025/$1075. 604-986-1294

2 BR, May 1, 274 W2nd. new appl, reno’d, $1325 incls heat, hw, ug prkg, ns/np, 604-779-3541 2 BR new reno, water view, hardwood, approx 1000 sf, Deep Cove, ns np, secure prkg, May 15/June 1. $1600. 604-473-2187

1665 DUCHESS.. 1 BR, May 1 Quiet concrete bldg. Updated, hardwood, heat, hw, 1 yr lease, ns np, g/level, $875 604-926-0594

2 BR, W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pets, Avail May 1, refs req. 604-738-7430, 960-0452

2025 BELLEVUE AVE. 2br unit, ocean view, cats ok, senior discounts. 604-913-0734.

3 BR, 1 mile E 2nd Narrows, new hardwood, incl heat/hw, pool, np, $1225 604-929-0632 or 929-1389 365 EAST 2nd St, N Van : 1 Bedroom, bright, spacious bsmt suite, $815/mo, incl ht, h/w & Hydro. Av May 1st 604-726-6240.

777 W. Queens Rd - 1BR $1175. Weekdays 604-990-2971 or Weekends 604-985-2876. BACHELOR SUITE: 365 East 2nd St, N Van : Bright, south facing in quiet bldg. Private ent: $804, incl heat, h/w & hydro avl May 1st, 604-726-6240 Beautiful Large Suites 2 Bdrms from $1310 avail now & May 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. Balcony. 1 yr lease 604-986-3866 CAPILANO UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE 2 or 3 Bdrms, W/D, FSD, Immed. $1295 604-953-0952 ESPLANADE @ The Pier, 2 BR, 2 baths, great NS views, incls hrat, ac, prkg & locker, $2200. Call Joy at Advent Real Estate Services 604-812-4788

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

AMBLESIDE TOWER 1 BR & 2 BR avail. Excellent views, rents incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms on premises. Walk to beach & shops. 1552 Esquimalt 604-922-8443

BAYVIEW APTS

1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br Move-in Bonus, Fitness room, o/d pool, close to shops, transit & Seawall, 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, H/W incl’d.

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BRAND NEW 1 BR ste, 6688 Royal Ave, incls heat, a/c & gas, $1775. Now. Joy at Advent Real Estate Services 604-812-4788 Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 Br, pool, rec room, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287 PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, np, ns Avail now. By appt. 604-921-7800

West Van Apt. Rentals

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

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

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

6515

Duplexes - Rent

3 BDRM, Central Lonsdale, gas f/p,1350sf, 1.5 bath, 5 appl, hardwood floors, carport. July 1. $1800+utils, n/p, n/s. 987-9558

UPPER DUNDRAVE, furn 1 bdrm ground level, 1 blk to bus, awesome view, priv outside area, w/d, np, ns, built-in vac, in-flr heat, $1200 incl util & hi-spd internet. Avail May 1. Call 604-913-3144

3 BR den W.Van 2700 sf 3 lvl, 2 f/p, mod kitch, 3 decks, 1 patio, rad. ht, w/d, pets ok. 1 grg 1 pkrg, June 1, $2600. 604-908-8383

6522

A SHORT STAY. Renos, relatives, execs, etc. 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com

Other Areas Apt. Rentals

ALL INCLUSIVE furn studio for 1 in Lower Lonsdale, W/D, $700, ns, avail May 1st. 604-838-8692

WHISTLER, ALTA LAKE, waterfront, 1 br, share wd, prkg, fully furn, fp, ns, np, $1300 incl. utils, May 15 or June 1, 604-929-2188 macdunn@uniserve.com

CHARMING UNIQUE West Bay home water & mtn view, 3 br, 2 bath, furn w/antiques, sep office+ bath & studio +1/2 bath, 2 car garage, Lovely gardens. May 1st. Term neg, n/s, pets ok $5500. 604-926-8030 * 1-928-581-1218

REAL ESTATE 6002

Agents

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6020

Houses - Sale Real Estate

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-22

NW/BBY Border. New, spac 6 BR + Den, 4 baths. 2,600 sf. Granite, SS appl, legal suite, river view. Call now-beat the HST! $749,000, & no tax! Kelly Bhatti, Century 21 Coastal Realty, 604-808-0221

6020-26

$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $468,888 722-3996 id4694 Port Moody Suter Brook Village top floor 710sf 1br condo $359,900 313-1480 id5083 Sry Cloverdale 1910 Heritage Home 3082sf 7br 3.5ba w/suite $649K 576-3191id5054 Sry Fleetwood 1655sf 2 or 3br 2.5ba tnhse, gated, dbl garage $379K 951-0405id5078 Sry Fleetwood 3260sf 3or4br 2.5ba, 17192sf lot, triple garage $739K 599-7009 id5093 Sry/Langley border beautifully updated 850sf 2br condo $259,900 514-3374 id5098 Sry Sullivan Hts magnificent 3651sf 7br 6ba, 5285sf lot $736,999 778-892-2143 id5100

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North Vancouver

BY OWNER 10,000sf, level S. facing sundrenched lot, prime Edgemont/Handsworth catchment. Lot value only. 604-988-6230

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West Vancouver

CYPRESS PARK ESTATES, Hide-away for 2 on 0.54 ac. view lot, $1.24 m, 604-926-6571

6030

Lots & Acreage

LANGLEY LOT. $284,000. Fully serviced. 3,800 sq ft. Prime location in new area of Willoughby Heights. Can build three level house with bsmnt and double garage, with lane access. Close to Hwy 1 & amen. 604-618-3244

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6065

Recreation Property

COZY COTTAGE Home on .82 acres Lake Front, less than 1 hour fr Vancouver. Just $525K. Park Georgia Rlty, Lisa 778 882-7275

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6535

Garages

20X20 2 CAR separate garage, lane access, $350 incl elec, 604-980-0098

Homestay

AMBLESIDE, ocean view, furn female student, internet, close to Park Royal, 604-374-6754

RENTAL ADS

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SUDOKU

1 BR deluxe bsmt ste, beautifully furnished 535 sf Mt Seymour Pkwy area, everything brand, np, June 1. $1100. 604-980-6969

2 BR bright, fully furn, tel. hi-spd/ cable, hardwood, ns cat ok, nr seabus, quiet bldg. 604-724-7585

6505-13

6525

Furnished Accommodation

BRITISH PROPERTIES THE HOLLYRIDGE 200-2239 Folkstone Way. 1 & 2 br, h/w & prkg incl. N/S, No pets. 604-926-4412 THE EDWARDIAN 1330 Clyde Ave. Avail May 1, 2 Bdrm $1435, View. N/S No pets Util. not incl. For appt. 604-926-3741

Furnished Accommodation

Grand Manor Guest House/Apt. daily★weekly★monthly rates, grandmanor.net 604-988-6082

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

6522

2 BR lower Lonsdale View home large deck, fence yard, 5appls, 1 bath, $1900 Ali@604-980-7274

2 B/R all-in furn near new bsmt ste in great neighborhood, nr Parkgate, Seymour hiking/biking/ skiing/golfcourse and Deep Cove. N/S, in-ste w/d/dishwasher, util/ cbl/internet+int lcl phn # all inc $1600/mo 604-904-9428

6020-01 1 BR+den, New Condo 1 ba, Horseshoe Bay h/wd, ac, own wd, quiet, ns, pet neg. 604-925-5105

2 BR+DEN, 2 bath, brand new Vista, h/wd, stainless, free i/net/ hdtv 1 yr, gym, nr shops, $2100, n/s, n/p immed. 604-986-6167

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RENTALS 6540

Houses - Rent

2 BDRM Grand Blvd home, h/w flrs, granite, f/p, +den w/gas stove, lrg deck, $1950 + 1/2 utils, N/S, cat ok June 1. 778-340-2227 2 BR, 1 bath Westview area, workshop, basment, f/p, w/d, fenced, $2150, n/s, pet neg, 604-813-7048 3 BR Central Lonsdale, main flr, clean, bright, 4 appls, 2 prkgs, ns np $1325 + utils. 604-813-7312

4 BR, 1365 Crestwell Rd. 3 bath, huge deck, double garage, 1yr lease, 2800sf, np ns, $3800, now Eric 604-723-7368 Prop. Mngt

6540

Houses - Rent

6565

Office/Retail Rent

DEEP COVE semi waterfront 1 br ground level, fp, wd, 2 car garage, storage, $1775, ns 604-929-5191

1429 Dominion Street N.V. 655’ office 1516’ warehouse, clean $9.50’ nnn Polished Updates, Slanted Shelving workspace. New bath, workbenches. $2500 Royal LePage Northshore 604-657-4508 Diana Mander

FURN EXEC house, Cedardale, 4 BR, 3.5 ba, l/r, d/r, kitch/fam, TV room, ns, tennis & pool, 1 yr lease, July 1, $4800. 604-926-6031

380 SQ. ft office/studio space, Lower Lonsdale, ocean view, shower. $550. 604-505-4597

WEST VAN 3BR home hardwood floors, updated, nr ammens, N/S $2500. June 1, 604-626-7444

OFFICE SPACE in an excellent location. Next to Park Royal. W. Van. 450 or 900 sqft. 604-926-7542

5 BR 2 lvls, rec room, 4 baths, fp, B.Prop, W. Van, exec view, $3850. Immed. 604-720-2913

6590

6602

Rooms

$475 Furnished share shower, kitchen, Non-smoker, Male, Blueridge, North Van. 604-929-2220

6595

Shared Accommodation

1BR IN 2BR apt. $840, June1, Cap Univ, pet ok, ns, d/w, Laundry 604-986-3841, or 604-990-9944

6595-45

North Vancouver

1 BDRM, bath ensuite in spacious home, w/d, internet, n/s female $575 604-980-2106 1 BR in 2 br suite, avail immed, all incls, Deep Cove, ns, pet neg. Tina 604-929-7279

4 BR, 3 ba, 2520sf, 600sf deck, nr Princess Park, all appl, n/s n/p, immed $3500. Joe 604-720-8386

1 BR in large 2 br Lonsdale/15th, students $550 incl utils, w/d, tv, net. May 1, ns np 604-780-6555

4 BR Blueridge, 2.5 bath, 2 gas fp, 7 appl, new carpet down,h/wd up, nr schools, ns, np, May 1st, $3000+utils. 604-929-6412

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6602

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6595-47

West Vancouver

1 BR apt large, view, 15th & Marine to share with senior, ns np May 1. $550 incl 778-892-3655

AUTOMOTIVE

D L O S

1 FURN Br, Central Lonsdale, character home, ns, $460 & $550, avail immed, 604-922-4085

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM bsmt, like new, bright, Central Lonsdale, suits 1, n/s, n/p, $850/mo. incl utils. Avail May 1st. 604-987-8658 or 604-802-5946 1 BDRM Upper Lonsdale, lge bsmt suite in new home, prvte entry, f/p, utils, full bath, n/s, n/p $900 immed 604-980-9725 1 BR above grd suite, view, deck, Deep Cove, quiet area, prkg ns np $1150 incl. June 1. 604-929-2435

06 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Auto,black, only 53,245kms,pwr group,keyless entry,alloys,premium audio,leather,sunroof $14,995

2004 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander LS AWD, Manual,silver,alloys,spoiler,a/c,CD auto,grey,pwr group,roof rack,alloys,keyless $9,995 entry,CD,a/c $16,995

Suites/Partial Houses

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR fully reno’d bsmt, Lynn Valley. Bright, own w/d, avail June 1, no pets. 778-833-2407

1 BR bsmt ste, Grand Blvd, f/p, bright, own w/d, utils incl, $800, pet neg, May 1, 778-998-9291

2 BR, Londsdale & E.29 (N.Van) cozy garden lev, share w/d $1140. May 1st. 604-562-2472

1 BR + den, new, ocean view, all appl, patio, n/s, n/p, nr amenns & West Van High, $1200 + 1/3 utils May 1, 604-925-9144, 329-0008

1 BR, Lynn Valley, lg reno’d sep. entr., gas fp, shrd laundry, suit 1 NS NP. $1000 (incl.util. cbl, internet) June 1 604-980-0638 1 BR, upper Capilano, all appls, own wd, dw, ns, np, $975incl utils cable & net, now, 604-985-4034 1 BR upper Lonsdale, sunny, own entry, prkg, wd, incld utils, ns, np, suit 1 $900, May 1, 604-929-5368

2 BDRM, Lynn Valley, large, bright, quiet, prkg, near transit, inste w/d, n/s, $1350 incl util. Avail. May 1. Call 604-990-9540. 2 BR 1000sf, garden level, newer reno, 5 appls, bright, clean, storage, private, small view, garden+patio. N/s, N/p, $1600. incl utils/ net, avail June 1, 604-970-3483 2 BR $1300 &1 BR $850 as new, bright, E. 12th St, own entry/wd, prkg ns, np +1/3util 778-322-1688 2 BR bright ground level, 1450 sf, Grousewoods, 5 appls, $1400 + 1/3 utils, ns 604-986-2829

2 BR, quiet, Skyline Dr,1 bath, w/d, d/w, ns, np, own entry, cable, i/net, $1300 incl 604-788-8847

2 BR upper Lonsdale, garden level, all newly reno. Insuite wd. ns np. Refs req’d. $1400 +%utils. Avail. now, 604-339-6488 2 BR Upper Lonsdale garden ste, deck, full bath, w/d, fp, free wood, nr bus stop, school & park, ns, sm pet neg $1350 incl. 604-984-2152 2 BR Upper Lonsdale suite, new reno’d, grnd lev. own ent, n/s, n/p. avail now 778-386-1571 3 BR, 2 bath, Lwr Pemberton, new reno, 1500 sqft, 2 prkg, 50% utils. Avail now, 604-671-5649

3 BR bsmt Lynn Valley nr bus/ school, ns np washer only. $1250+util. Ref’s, 604-924-9761 3 BR main flr bungalow, Central Lonsdale, 1200 sf, 1 bth, 2 blks to LGH, gas fp, wd, lge fenced yard, suit couple or sm family, ns np $1850 + 1/2 utils 604-340-2824

2 BR bsmt, Lynn Valley, recently renovated, w/d d/w own entry, incls cable, $1200+ util ns, cat ok, May 1. 604-984-9258

DEEP COVE cottage 600 sf, priv yard & entry, suit 1 quiet ns, $900 incl hydro, immed. 604-505-0543

1 BR Apt ste, Canyon Heights, utils & cable incl, own w/d, bright, open to garden, nr bus, n/s, $900. Available immed. 604-990-4041

2 BR bsmt ste, kit w/patio on grnd lev. New appl, all clean & painted. n/p, n/s, $1200+ 30%utils, 604-929-3868 or 778-858-1846

1 BR bsmt, Lynn Valley cable, int, util incl, NS, NP, Suit 1, avail May 1 $700 604-985-0051/ 551-3028

2 BR gnrd lev, share w/d, new reno, quiet, prkg, f/p, n/p, n/s $1200+util. Now. 604-980-9630

Close to Parkgate & Cap College Great Suite for Single! All appls, own w/d & bath tub! Bright, quiet, clean fresh like new 1 bd $895 utilities in! Diana 604-657-4508 Royal LePage Northshore

AUTOMOTIVE

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$15,995

2007 Nissan Versa S Auto,white,only 40,000kms,pwr windows and $16,995 locks,CD,a/c $12,995

2007 Toyota Camry LE 2001 VW Golf GLS Turbo Auto,gold,only 58,982kms,alloys,pwr group, Auto,silver,a/c,pwr group,alloys,sunroof,CD, a/c,CD,premium audio,sunroof $18,995 keyless entry $8,995

2007 Ford Ranger Super Cab Short Bed 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid White,auto,only 72,552kms,alloys,a/c,CD 4x4,silver,only 14,350kms,tow pkg,pwr $12,995 group,roof rack,alloys $35,995 725 MARINE DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER

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HERITAGE HOUSE Character apt. 10ft ceilings, hardwood, radiant heat, very bright, ns, 6 suites avail 1 br $1000 - $1200, 2 br $1400. View Sat 10-6. Sun 9-12. 10th & Ridgeway. 604-980-4884

6605

Townhouses Rent

3 BR 2.5 bath, 5 appl, 2 patios, o/d pool/gym, nr bus shops, n/p, $1850. Karen 778-919-6151 3 BR, 3 ba T/H, new reno, Cap Mall area, $2199 + utils. NS NP, inste w/d, May 15, 604-771-2674

LRG BACH avail June 1, Rent $950 Move In Allowance, Incls H & HW. Cable/prking extra. NS & NP To view call (604) 968-8288

6615

Wanted To Rent

URGENT. SR. lady. unfurn small suite, W Van home, nr shops, bus. 987-4461, rm 108 or lv msg

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

1429 Dominion Street N.V. 655’ office 1516’ warehouse, clean $9.50’ nnn Polished Updates, Slanted Shelving workspace. New bath, workbenches. $2500 Royal LePage Northshore 604-657-4508 Diana Mander

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Suites/Partial Houses

GRAND BLVD 1 bdrm Garden Suite avail May 1. $975 inc util. W/D, N/S, 1 cat OK. Quiet single person. 604-340-0419

1 BR bright bsmt suite, ns np, Grand Blvd area, $925 incl utils, refs req’d, June 1, 604-982-0747

1 BR garden level modern suite, nr lower Capilano River, suits single person, $750 incl utils, ns np, ref reqd. 604-984-0786

6602

$15,995 3.9%

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 – North Shore News – A49

AUTOMOTIVE 9110

Collectibles & Classics

1991 BENTLEY Turbo R, Rare, only 62K km, new tires, stereo, battery, style & performance. $32,500, 604 987-0633

9125

Domestic

1993 MERCURY Grand Marquis, White with Blue Leather Interior, 4 DR Sedan, Power Windows, Power Locks, 4.6 Litre OHC Engine. Pristine Condition, only two owners. Air Cared and ready to drive away. $2495 Firm. Call 780-202-4222 or 780-542-9876

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1991 FORD F150 rwd long box, grt work truck, exc tires, brakes/ trans. $2300. 604-988-2657

1994 FORD RANGER XLT, ext cab, 4X4, 6 cyl, 5 spd, not air cared, $999, 604-255-5453

9160

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

Central Auto

2004 Mercedes Benz CLK 500 Sports Coupe auto, local, only 82k, sunroof, leather, heated seats, spotlessly kept. $25,850 2003 Mercedes Benz E500 4dr Sedan auto/Tiptronic, local, panorama roof, only 73k, spotless. $24,850 2000 Porsche Boxster “S” Convertible 6 spd manual, local, only 80k, well serviced & spotlessly kept. $23,850 2005 Audi A4 1.8t Quattro Station Wagon auto/Tiptronic, local, leather, sunroof, only 65k, immaculate. $21,850 2001 Mercedes Benz ML320 AWD SUV, auto, local, only 57K, includes navigation system, immaculate. $16,850 2004 Jeep YJ Rubicon, 5spd manual, 4x4, 6cyl, local, detachable hard top, soft top & bimini top, alloy wheels, CD, only 46K, spotless. $15,850

OPEN

Wed to Sat 9am - 5pm

2001 Lexus RX300 4x4 auto, local, leather, sunroof, alloy wheels, only 160k, exceptioonally well cared for. $15,850 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 auto, alloy wheels, roof rack, trailer hitch, only 83k, immaculate. $14,850 2002 Mercedes Benz C240 4Dr Elegance Model auto/Tiptronic, sunroof, leather, local, alloy wheels, only 73k, spotless. $13,850 1999 Toyota 4Runner 4x4 auto, local, only 108k, extremely well kept. $12,850

1997 TOYOTA Corolla. 221K, auto, gold ext, beige int. Well maintained, great on gas! Add’l 4 winter tires on rims. $3,400. 604-719-4439

2003 Honda Civic, 4 dr, auto, local, pwr group, a/c, only 66k, spotless. $8,850 2000 Acura Integra GS 2dr Coupe 5spd manual, local, leather, sunroof, CD, a/c, pwr windows & locks, only 67k, spotlessly kept. $8,850

2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT Manual, only 97,000kms. Was $9,995 NOW $7,890 2009 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GL Auto, a/c, pwr group, only 41,000kms ONLY $14,808 2009 CHEV COBALT LT 4dr, only 28,000kms, was $14,995 NOW $13,860 2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE Pwr group, a/c, Stow ‘N’ Go seats, only 47,501kms, was $16,780 NOW $16,330 2008 MAZDA 6 4dr, a/c, low kms, was $15,900 NOW $14,390 2007 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA UNLIMITED EDITION Auto, pwr group, only 40,000 kms ONLY $26,800 2007 NISSAN VERSA SL CVT Auto, low kms, a/c, great condition, was $12,900 NOW $11,360 2006 INFINITI M45 SPORT Fully loaded, only 45,000kms, was $32,900 NOW $31,430

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2009 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE 4x4, silver, 52,000kms, save big, mrg’s special, U5280 $28,995

2009 HONDA ACCORD EXL Only 7,500kms, mint, local, very clean $25,990 2008 LEXUS RX 400H Lexus Certified $49,990

2008 TOYOTA CAMRY LE White, very clean, auto, pwr windows & locks, keyless entry, U5262. Was $22,995 NOW $20,995

2008 LEXUS RX 350 Fully loaded, silver on tan.

2007 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER Auto, a/c, roof rack, running boards, black, local, 85,000kms, U5370. Was $26,995 NOW $25,995

2008 LEXUS ES350 White on tan, local, one owner, spoiler, low kms. $33,990

2007 TOYOTA YARIS HB 3 dr, blue, auto, one owner, local, only 18,464kms, U5372 $12,995

2007 LEXUS GX470 Fully loaded $47,990

2006 TOYOTA MATRIX Auto, a/c, keyless entry, one owner, local, silver, 82,000kms, U5375. Was $15,995 NOW $14,995

2007 TOYOTA TACOMA Yamaha Edition, red on gray, only 15,000 kms. $32,990

2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID Black, leather, fully loaded, one owner, local, 102,000kms, U5364 $26,995

2007 LEXUS ES 350 Grey on grey, premium package. $29,990

2005 HYUNDAI SONATA GL Auto, only 87,520kms, was $9,995 NOW $8,930 2005 HYUNDAI TUCSON GL 4cyl, FWD, a/c, keyless entry, only 51,000kms, was $14,595 NOW $12,260

2004 KIA MAGENTIS Pearl white, pwr windows, only 89,000kms, great value for your money, U5184A. Was. $8,995 CLEARANCE $7,495

2005 HYUNDAI TUCSON GLS Fully loaded, low kms, AWD, was $19,900 NOW $18,590

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$45,990

2006 LEXUS RX 400H Only 58,000kms, local $36,990 2006 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE Only 72,000kms $18,990

2009 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID Only 45,000kms, factory warranty remaining $22,980

2009 TOYOTA COROLLA CE 5 spd, priced right! U4497 $14,999

2008 TOYOTA YARIS $11,980 2008 VW CITY GOLF Only 49,000kms $15,980 2008 LEXUS RX350 Ultra premium pkg, navigation, DVD, back up camera $45,980 2007 FORD F150 LARIAT 4x4 $25,980 2007 BMW X3 Black on black with premium pkg $31,980 2007 BMW 525I Premium pkg, arctic grey $35,980 2007 LEXUS RX350 Ultra premium pkg. $42,980

2007 VOLVO S40 Auto, sunroof, alloys, U4483. Was $20,999 NOW $17,999 2007 VOLVO C70 CONVERTIBLE Get ready for summer, U4521 $38,888 2007 BMW X5 Fully equipped, only 34,000kms, U4519 $53,999 2007 VOLVO XC90 V8 AWD, 7 pass, rear entertainment, U4449. Was $45,999 NOW $44,999 2006 VOLVO S80 AWD, sunroof, leather, top of the line, U4490 $24,999 2006 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE Auto, sunroof, leather, U0026A. Was $22,999 $21,999 2006 SMART CAR Auto, sunroof, U1010085A. Was $10,999 NOW $9,999 2006 HONDA CRV SE EDITION AWD, U4494. Was $21,888 NOW $18,999 2006 VOLVO XC90 2.5T AWD, only 50,000kms, 7 pass, U4500. Was $37,800 NOW $33,999

2002 HONDA CIVIC LX Grey, 5 spd manual, 143,000kms, excellent condition, U5282. Was $8,695 CLEARANCE $6,995

2004 ACURA EL Fully loaded, Aero kit, silver on black $13,990

1998 LEXUS LS400 Perfect condition $16,980

2004 MINI COOPER Sunroof, 5 spd, priced to go! U4485A $15,999

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Motorhomes/RVs

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2006 2 BR, 39 ft, 2 slides, queen bed, front bunks, $28,000 obo. 604-522-5213

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2007 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 4x4, auto, sunroof, U4492. Was $25,999 NOW$24,999

2002 AUDI ALLROAD Local car in showroom condition! ON SALE @ $16,980

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2006 LEXUS IS 250 AWD $32,980

2005 LEXUS RX 330 Bamboo on tan, great deal. $24,990

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2006 BMW X3 Premium & Activity packages, AWD, park assist, leather, loaded, U5314. Was $29,995 NOW $27,995

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2004 Mercedes Benz S430V Luxury Sedan auto/tiptronic, local, only 62k, many features including GPS navigation, spotlessly kept. $26,850

2002 Acura 1.7EL 4dr, auto, local, leather, sunroof, 141k, spotlessly kept. $9,850

2002 AUDI A4 1.8T Quattro. Sport pkg. orig. owner, dealer serviced; no accidents. Exc. cond. 90,000 kms. $11,090. 604.988.5662.

Pre-Owned Vehicle Showrooms

The North Shore’s Best 2007 Lexus ES350 Sedan auto, local, leather, sunroof, heated seats, factory warranty, only 17k, spotless. $29,850

1989 CORVETTE Roadster conv, view at www.corvette4sale.co.nr $14,000 obo 604-701-2257

2001 TOYOTA Solara SLE conv. V6, loaded, 1 owner, well kept, 198K, $9950, 604-506-7585

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HOME SERVICES 8030

Carpentry

8080

Electrical

8130

Handyperson

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

8040

Carpet/Flooring Installation

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

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QUALITY CLEANING. Excellent references. Res/Comm. $25/hour per cleaner. Call 778-895-3522 TOP NOTCH HOUSECLEANING Our customers have been with us for years. Call 604-329-5562 EXP HOUSE CLEANER $20/hr, no min. hrs.You supply the cleaning products. I DO THE WORK! 604-785-0500. Pls lve message.

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Concrete

CREATING BACKYARD ENVY Hardscape specialist for all your concrete needs. Retaining walls, patios, stairs etc. Demo to finish Christopher Shaver 604-980-3232, 604-725-2812 treesandconcrete.com MORRISON CONCRETE Design, excavate, form & place all concrete. 604-988-2840

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Drainage

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Drywall

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Excavating

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Fencing/Gates

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8110

Floor Refinishing

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8125

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AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476

North Shore Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-988-5294

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

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ALL IN ONE Home Makeover Power Washing, Roof moss removal, etc. 778-554-7550

THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000

Landscaping

8160

Lawn & Garden

PACIFIC LANDSCAPING lawn installations, retaining walls, pavers drainage etc 839-1225

Cleaning

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8155

COVE RENO’S/REPAIRS flooring, tile, drywall, painting, finishing, fencing. Cell: 604-454-7978 HANDYMAN FOR ANY JOB plus kitchen & bath reno’s, flooring, drywall ... 604-505-4597

8135

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8160

A.A. BEST PRO

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8150

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20

$

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LAWN CUTTING

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Oil Tank Removal

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Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

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Kitchens/Baths

Counter Tops, Custom Cabinets & Refacing

Lawn & Garden

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8193

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8175

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8180

Home Services

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8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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8220 BBM

Plumbing Big Boss Mechanical

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Masonry

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8195

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A52 - North Shore News - Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A beautiful

Mother’s Day

gift!

“My friends say I look more refreshed.” – Iolanda

a

before

30s

after

Iolanda’s Soft Lift treatment – First her smile lines and marionette lines were smoothed, her jaw contoured and lips enhanced with Juvéderm™. Then, a cosmetic injectable was used to relax and smooth lines around her eyes and forehead. ™

Aging is a natural process and every stage of life has its rewards.

Why not make the most of whatever age you’re at? Dr. Bieg can help you look your best with a personalized Soft Lift™ makeover.

The Soft Lift™ combines the use of Juvéderm™ dermal filler with a cosmetic injectable to instantly refresh your look in a single treatment. As you age, your body’s rate of cell renewal slows down. With

less collagen and elastin to support it, the skin thins out and wrinkles

“It’s made me more vibrant and healthy looking.” – Kathy

40s

before

after

Kathy’s Soft Lift™ treatment – Juvéderm™ filled in her smile lines and marionette lines, replaced lost lip and cheek volume and firmed up her jawline. To relax Kathy’s forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet, she was treated with a cosmetic injectable.

and volume loss occurs. Juvéderm™ is a dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid, a sugar that occurs naturally in the body, to smooth

“I love the way my face looks now!” – Janet

wrinkles and bring back lost fullness. A cosmetic injectable softens and relaxes lines, such as crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines between the brows. Here’s how a customized Soft Lift™ makeover helped these three women look their best. Imagine what a Soft Lift™ could do for you!

after

before

50s

Janet’s Soft Lift treatment – Juvéderm was used to soften the lines around her mouth area, to plump up her cheeks and add contour to her jawline. A cosmetic injectable was used to relax and smooth the lines and wrinkles in the upper part of her face. ™

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North Shore News - April 28, 2010