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Council nixes city mid-block proposals Benjamin Alldritt balldritt@nsnews.com

TWO proposals to densify lots in the City of North Vancouver’s mid-block area have been stopped in their tracks. At Monday night’s meeting, city councillors voted 4-3 to reject both applications at first reading without proceeding to a public hearing. Such an early defeat is rare; first reading votes are usually a formality and councillors often vote for holding a hearing even for a project they ultimately oppose. First reading for both applications was on council’s consent agenda, a list of routine items that are approved en masse without debate. Coun. Rod Clark requested they be removed from the consent agenda and voted on separately. See Split page 3

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The point of it all LISA Breuer (right) of Capilano Rugby Club’s premier women’s team gets an eyeful of elbow while tackling a United Rugby Club player in the provincial final held Sunday at Klahanie Park. Capilano cruised to a 52-8 victory. See story page 41.

Council sinks W. Van seafood stand Bethany Lindsay

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A proposed beachfront seafood stand in Ambleside Park was blocked Monday night when a deadlocked District of West Vancouver council voted down the necessary zoning amendment. The vote followed a public hearing during which speakers lashed out against blocking trailer access to the boat ramp beside Hollyburn Sailing Club, a decision that was approved more than a month ago. With Coun. Michael Smith absent from the meeting, Mayor Pam Goldsmith-Jones joined the opposition against the rezoning of 1366 Argyle Ave., tying the vote at 3-3 to defeat the motion. Goldsmith-Jones said she decided to vote against the amendment because of the strong connection many members of the public have

Public hearing solidly opposed to Argyle Ave. beachfront café

made between the seafood stand and the closure of the boat ramp. “It’s the message I’m worried about, not the activity itself,” she said, adding that she was surprised by how many people opposed allowing a venue to sip wine and have a snack along the waterfront. “I am disappointed that people have such little faith.” About 50 people attended the public hearing, and 21 spoke to council — some twice — unanimously in opposition to the rezoning plan. Although the topic wasn’t on the agenda for Monday’s debate or public hearing, the bulk of speakers attended the meeting to protest the decommissioning of the boat ramp when a new artificial

turf field is constructed in Ambleside Park. Car-toppers, kayaks and canoes would still have access to the ramp. Tony Ando, a resident of the British Properties, said that it would be “idiotic” to block access to the ramp while supporting a new café. “You don’t need a waterfront to have a restaurant, but you need a waterfront to have a boat launch,” he said. Ambleside resident John Martell said he takes his family down to the ramp several times each week for boating trips — a tradition that would end with closure of the ramp. “We wouldn’t drive 30 minutes to Deep Cove or crowded Horseshoe Bay.” Those who addressed the seafood stall plan directly said they resented the “commercialization” of the waterfront, and competition with existing Ambleside businesses. At least two speakers compared the proposal to kitschy Coney

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NV lawyer files suit over airline ‘taxes’ Jane Seyd

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A North Vancouver lawyer has launched a class action lawsuit against an international airline over its practice of charging hidden extra fees and describing them as “taxes.” Jim Poyner of North Vancouver’s Poyner Baxter filed the suit in B.C. Supreme Court against British Airways and is in the process of filing additional suits against Air Canada and Lufthansa. But Poyner said the legal issue extends to most airlines that fly to overseas destinations from Canadian cities. He said he expects to file suits against 10 more airlines very soon. With only one or two exceptions, the airlines charge their customers fees described on the ticket as “taxes”— which can sometimes amount to several hundred dollars. Poyner said most of the “taxes” aren’t taxes being charged by governments at all — but simply fuel surcharges or other fees added and pocketed by the airline. Poyner said that’s deceiving the public by hiding the true cost of the fare, and breaking the law under B.C.’s Consumer Protection Act.

Class action alleges some of the taxes on tickets are hidden fees

He said KLM and Northwest are among the few airlines that don’t charge the hidden fees. According to the legal suit filed by Poyner, one woman who flew from Vancouver to Turkey paid British Airways almost $970 for her ticket fare, plus $450 in “taxes.” But the portion of the “tax” that was simply an additional airline charge was $326, said Poyner. The fees aren’t charged to customers who fly internationally with the airlines out of the U.S., he said, because the American government “would not allow them to cover up their fees this way.” In Canada, “there are too many people who are prepared to just put up with it.” Ken Baxter, Poyner’s law partner, added it’s often difficult for travellers to unravel what they’re being charged for, as airport fees for both Vancouver International Airport and destination airports in foreign countries are usually lumped in with “taxes and charges.” “No one knows what they are,” he said of the legitimate airport

fees. “It really buries it from the consumer’s point of view.” Poyner said if the lawsuit gets certified as a class action suit and he is successful, it could mean the airlines would be forced to pay back their customers a significant chunk of money. “For people who do some travelling, it’s several hundred dollars they could stand to collect,” he said. Poyner said as far as he knows, the practice of charging extra fees and describing them as “taxes” is limited to tickets bought through travel agents — about 60 per cent of the total. People who buy their tickets online directly through the airlines don’t seem to be hit with the same hidden fees, he said. Poyner said his firm was first tipped off to the practice by a travel agent — now working as a consultant to the law company — who didn’t feel the practice was fair. He added there has already been one other court case in Australia that involved the practice of charging the hidden fees. “The court (in Australia) describes that . . . as being a deceiving and deceptive practice,” he said. “We feel that will be very instructive.” Poyner said he doesn’t know how long the practice of describing extra fees as “taxes” has been going on. The lawsuit goes back the last six years. British Airways did not respond to a request for comments.

Split vote denies subdivisions From page 1

The first application, for 302 East 12th St., proposed a 2,180square-foot duplex on the same lot as an existing 1,490-squarefoot house. The owner of the house already has a building permit to create a secondary suite in the existing basement. The second proposal, submitted by a different developer, was for 362 East 12th St. In this case, the plan was to demolish an existing house, subdivide the lot and build a house on each of the two resulting parcels of land. Each of the three-bedroom houses would also have a two-bedroom secondary suite and a garage. Both plans required rezoning and would have generated the maximum density allowable under the OCP. “We had a very extensive discussion about the kind of development that was going to take place in the midblock area,” said Coun. Pam Bookham. “Assurances were given to this community that they could expect duplexes. Duplexes. What we are seeing now is a movement afoot to try and subdivide lots in order to have four dwellings where now there is one. This is certainly not what was promised to them.” The mid-block area, a band of east 300-blocks running north from Keith Road, was the subject of a contentious debate in 2006, when council voted to change the official community plan and allow duplexes to be built in the single-family home neighbourhood. The decision followed a two-hour public meeting and dozens of presentations by residents, who were divided on the issue. Someofthespeakersreturned in July of 2009 to protest a plan to replace one large house with three small ones. That proposal was approved by a split vote over the angry objections of Clark, Bookham and Coun. Bob Fearnley. On Monday, however, Coun. Guy Heywood joined the trio to vote down both applications.

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N. Van’s top Mountie supports gun registry

Supt. Enger: ‘If you take it away, we lose something’ Benjamin Alldritt balldritt@nsnews.com

THE officer in charge of North Vancouver’s RCMP detachment is defending the usefulness of Canada’s Firearms Registry in response to efforts from a Conservative MP to abolish it.

In her capacity as vice-president of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police, Supt. Tonia Enger said the registry is used by the province’s police officers thousands of times each day. “It’s used in criminal investigations to determine the origin of firearms,” she said. “It gives us a headsup; we can determine if a residence that we might be going into may or may not have a licensed firearm and

also the number and type of firearms. We have a lot of domestic violence situations and a lot of disturbance calls when we don’t know why we’re getting called. If we have the names and addresses we can see if there’s any firearms.” Enger said the registry is also used to help return stolen firearms to their lawful owners. Candice Hoeppner, who represents the southern Manitoba riding of Portage-Lisgar, filed a private member’s bill that, if passed into law, would remove the requirement for gun owners to register their weapons, effectively abolishing the registry. The bill has enjoyed the support of rural MPs from several different parties. “For me, when I’m driving around listening to the radio,” Enger said, “I’m very alerted when dispatch tells a member ‘Just so you know, so-and-so is residing there and is believed to be in possession of four handguns and three rifles.’ I know on the North Shore it’s active all the time.” The Firearms Registry was first set up in 1995,

and the Liberal government of the day believed the program would cost taxpayers about $2 million. But in a scathing 2002 report, Auditor General Sheila Fraser said the registry’s bill would be closer to $1 billion. Abolishing the registry has been a popular topic for Canada’s centre-right parties ever since. “The estimated cost to operate the program currently is between $3.5 million and $4 million per year,” Enger said. “You may be able to say there were substantial costs to start it up, but we are now in a maintenance mode and it costs substantially less than it did initially.” Enger also turned aside criticism that the registry is an expensive hassle for law-abiding gun owners without helping to catch armed criminals. “It helps,” she said. “It’s one component and if you take it away, we lose something. B.C. chiefs of police are coming out to say they support the registry and there’s no question that it’s strongly supported by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police as well.”


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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - North Shore News - A5

Man charged with 3 robberies SOME quick thinking by a liquor store employee has led to the arrest of a man police believe is responsible for three armed robberies in North Vancouver. The man is accused of having held up Queens Cross liquor store on Jan. 5, Henry’s Grocery on Jan. 15, and Queens Cross liquor store again on May 3. All three robberies are alleged to have involved a knife. The man was arrested May 12 after an employee of the Queens Cross liquor store saw him approaching the store’s front door. Believing him to be the man who had previously robbed the store, the employee locked the front door and called the RCMP. Officers found a man matching the description a short distance away and arrested him without incident. Cpl. Marlene Morton, spokeswoman for the North Vancouver RCMP, said investigators believed the three crimes were linked because the robber wore distinctive clothing. Jason Randolph, 37, was charged with three counts of robbery in North Vancouver provincial court on Monday. Randolph has been held in custody and will return to court May 25. — Benjamin Alldritt

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THE Argyle Avenue public boat launch will be closed to trailers when the construction of a new playing field in Ambleside Park begins.

Public perception sways vote From page 1

Island in New York City, although rollercoasters and circus sideshows were not up for discussion in West Vancouver. Others dismissed the kiosk as a greasy “fish and chips stand,” despite a report to council stating it, “would serve among other things, grilled fish, fish tacos, fish and chips, sandwiches, soups and salads.” Gregg Henderson of Hollyburn wondered how the plan fits in with the modern drive for healthy living. “I think that this fish and chips stand is pretty lame,” Henderson said. “Boats in the water: healthy. Deep-fried foods: not so much.” Council also received a letter from CN Rail in opposition to

the plan, arguing that the kiosk would “generate increased pedestrian traffic within close vicinity to railway operations.” In her note, asset management co-ordinator Tessa Archimowitz wrote that CN would ask for fencing around the site. Despite the opposition to the zoning amendment, few members of the public actually stayed to see council vote on the motion. And resistance to the plan left some members of council unimpressed. “The arguments just didn’t hold water for me tonight,” Coun. Michael Lewis said. “I don’t think this has provided us with any new information we hadn’t heard before.” He described the seafood stand as, “a reflection of the

evolution of Ambleside,” and objected to characterizations of the project as a greasy fast food joint. Rather than serving up fatty fish and chips, Lewis said, the stand was meant to be a “high-end healthy seafood experience.” Coun. Shannon Walker said she saw the opposition as yet another roadblock in a 35-year struggle to overhaul the waterfront. The process began in 1975 with council approving a policy that would see a continuous walk built from Dundarave to the Cleveland Dam. “There’s been study after study after study,” she said. “Every time we try to take one small step forward, we end up taking two big steps back.”

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T was surprising to some on Monday night to see Mayor Pam GoldsmithJones join with Couns. Michael Evison and Bill Soprovich to defeat the rezoning that would have cleared the way for a beachfront seafood stand on Argyle Avenue in West Vancouver. After all, this was a proposal that had been moved to public hearing with the unanimous consent of council. But public hearings in matters of zoning allow those who believe their interests are affected to have their say. And the opposition to the seafood stand was enough to sway the minds of three members of council. Well and good — to a point. It was quite apparent that many in the public gallery Monday believed the seafood concession was tied to the closure of the Argyle Avenue public

boat ramp. It isn’t. The concession required rezoning of land to accommodate its proposed use. Closing the boat ramp — or eliminating its use by trailers — is a decision of council; one that was made in conjunction with three other Ambleside planning initiatives on April 12. Monday night, Goldsmith-Jones worried publicly that a small misstep could undo decades of planning. We suggest the elimination of the only public boat launch between Dollarton and Horseshoe Bay is not a small misstep — it’s a big one. And we can only hope that the same council members who blocked the concession proposal will reconsider that decision or direct staff to plan a replacement, perhaps in conjunction with the Squamish Nation.

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Dear Editor: I write regarding the May 14 Trevor Lautens column Paving Our Waterfront With Bad Intentions about the Spirit Trail. I do wish the late, great cartoonist Len Norris were still sketching at the Vancouver Sun and could turn his talents to a portrait of my former colleague and trustworthy curmudgeon Trevor Lautens. I picture a Norris rendition of Rodney — I mean Trevor — rolled up umbrella in hand, up against the bulldozers creating the Spirit Trail, a scheme (or should we

say conspiracy) to open up trails and vistas along the entire North Shore, assisting pedestrians, cyclists, bladers, and even (egad!) skateboarders, and remind people that the shoreline of Burrard Inlet and the Salish Sea helps make where we live one of the blessed areas of this earth. I realize that with some justification the honourable elderly residents of Amblesnide and Tiddlycove — I mean West Vancouver — view development with suspicion, especially after that upstart premier W.A.C. (“Wacky”) Bennett ploughed his wretched P.G.E. through the neighbourhood a mere 57 years ago.

I too can view developments with alarm and miss the sandlot games and backyard rinks of old. (Ice rinks? Did it used to be that cold? I forget.) But the Spirit Trail, while perhaps slightly less bucolic, does seem to possess the potential to contribute to the public weal. I look forward to cycling along it, and promise to pedal at a snail’s pace if and when I come upon Mr. Lautens moseying along, hopefully not still fuming at “the interests” who have conspired to open up the waterfront. Neale Adams Vancouver

Dear Editor: After hearing about the proposed trial period for allowing on-leash, licensed dogs to walk on the Seawalk in West Vancouver and seeing the objections by a couple of your readers, I wish to rebut their statements. Firstly, I am a dog owner. My dogs are licensed and always on leash except for the odd occasion in the off-leash area of Ambleside. We train our dogs to stay close to us and not to stray. However,

the enclosed dog area of the Seawalk goes against all training. Our dogs are no longer under our control and are in danger of being hit by a train, “skunked” by the many black and white denizens of this area, or being frightened by larger more aggressive dogs. A quick online study shows no other Canadian municipality with such draconian bylaws regarding dogs. Our dogs may not vote, but there are many dog owners in West Vancouver who do vote.

Many seniors (myself included) are dog owners and need a safe, secure place to walk their dogs. Ambleside off-leash area does not provide this as it is native land and therefore not under the control of the bylaw officers. As in all other areas of Metro Vancouver, licensed, on-leash dogs should have the right to share any public sidewalk of the municipality. Moira O’Brian West Vancouver

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Trail has a long way to go Dear Editor: The Spirit Trail idealists need a reality check: Only the easy pieces have been picked so far, including: a few hundred feet from/to nowhere along the Mosquito Creek Marina; a couple of kilometres from/to nowhere along West First Street/Welch Street and through the neighbourhood Welch Park Strip, and a couple of kilometres from/to nowhere behind Park Royal Shopping Centre and the Ambleside sports fields. And that’s it, other than a lot of talk and planning going nowhere, ever. The substantial money spent courtesy of the provincial government under a “climate action” disguise together with the municipalities’ share is nothing but a make-work-project for use primarily by commuter cyclists to get to the Lions Gate Bridge and only secondarily for pedestrians and family outings. And what does “climate action” have to do with paving a black-top lane in a neighbourhood park? Black-top is improving the climate? Get real. And don’t believe that cyclists and pedestrians can co-exist on the same trail lane, or seawalls/walks. No. Never. Just check Stanley Park, West Vancouver, New Westminster. That is why pedestrians will use the Ambleside Seawalk while a separate lane is built besides the rail tracks for cyclists. The same separation needs to be provided for Welch: pedestrians and families use the existing paths in Welch Park Strip and the cyclists, boarders and bladers use Welch Street and/or West First Street. I’ll be pleasantly surprised, if all the other difficult, major pieces for this trail from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove will be found and become a reality. Allow cyclists on the West Van Seawalk anyone? K’nud Hille North Vancouver

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - North Shore News - A7

No ends in sight while middles expand “A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end . . . but not necessarily in that order.” French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard

TRIGGERED as they are by events around me, most of the stories I write begin somewhere beyond the beginning. But if readers have found them intriguing, I thought a few updates might be likewise, as the “middles” strive for resolution.

I first wrote about the plight of would-be Canadian citizen Mikhail Lennikov on Feb. 24 (Canada Gives New Arrival Frosty Welcome). At that time, Lennikov had been confined in sanctuary at Vancouver’s First Lutheran Church for nine months. He was there to avoid deportation to Russia, the country of his birth. After 12 years of exemplary behaviour while a student at the University of British Columbia, how had he ended up in this predicament? Answer: He is under virtual house arrest due to contradictions between application of the rules that allowed him to enter Canada and remain here as a student, and the almost identical rules that govern his application to become a Canadian citizen. In 1997, Lennikov met the following basic requirements: “You must not pose a threat to the health, safety or security of Canada. Any record of criminal activity could prevent you from being allowed to come to Canada. You must not provide false information or fraudulent documentation, or withhold information that could be related to your application.” Lennikov was granted his student visa. The rules also said, “You and your spouse . . . are allowed to work while you study and after graduation

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Elizabeth James through a number of work permit programs for international students. Working in Canada can provide a source of income while you study, give you valuable work experience, help you make business contacts for the future, and even allow you to immigrate after your graduation.” And further: “The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program allows

you to gain valuable Canadian work experience after you have completed your studies . . . this can help you apply to become a permanent resident. . . .” Encouraged by that and by information from his immigration lawyer, Lennikov and his wife and son decided to apply for citizenship. It soon became apparent that staff in a different division had no clue that “military service for the Committee for State Security of the USSR,” as stated on his applications for a student visa and for citizenship, meant that Lennikov had worked for the KGB — albeit as a 22-year-old under duress. Suddenly, after 12 years of good behaviour — and despite all evidence to the contrary on 5,000 documents gained under Freedom of Information regulations — Lennikov had become a threat to national security and must leave his wife

and son, to be deported to Russia. And that is when he sought the sanctuary of his church; and why he remains there to this day. My letter to the Prime Minister — copied to his ministers and others and which enclosed a copy of my column — has gone unanswered by anyone in the governing caucus. The single response came from NDP Leader Jack Layton, who agreed that the impeccable history of Lennikov and his family in this country warranted their release to become productive Canadian citizens. For my part, I am beginning to think that the Lennikovs would have been wiser to have chosen a different route. Had they paid $45,000 each for the captain of a rust-bucket freighter to dump them into B.C. coastal waters, they’d be

walking free among us today — supported by Canadian taxpayers. But now for two much happier stories. The February tale of Russ and Cathy Marooney, the trikeconversion-loving, wandering Okies, was updated out of the blue by some e-mails I received from them a few days ago.

Their return trip from Ireland was grounded at London’s Heathrow airport due to another ash storm from the un-spellable Icelandic volcano. But Russ was not about to let a mere volcano stop them in their tracks, so in his own words:

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“Well, the cloud has settled in and shut down most of the military flights. Saw a bunch of weary Marines and army boys heading home after long tours in the Afghan. Nothing looks like it will move out of here for the next two to five days,” he wrote. “Others are going to wait it out and grumble, but we have decided to take advantage of the situation and enjoy it. Instead of sitting on our hands, we are going to catch the Eurostar headed for Rota, Spain. And seeing as we’re in the neighborhood, we plan to stop in Paris for a few days and then maybe a stop or two in Spain along the route.” May 10-12: “Up early; took the shuttle into London and the underground across to the terminal. That took four and a half

hours; the Eurostar to Paris took two and a half! We got brave and figured out the French subway across town to our hotel; even had time and energy to walk down to the Arc de Triomphe. Ate near the Champs Elysees; good food but over-priced — had to eat there though. Took Cathy to a couple of famous shops — one for leather goods. Saw a man’s wallet like my Walmart special for 355 Euros, about $500 — not our kind of store.” And May 13: “Returned a little bit ago. Too much to see in Paris in the short time we have. One more day here and then we leave on a train to Spain. . . . “In answer to your question, Liz, our boat was caught in the May 10 tornado. From the looks of the news video, there’s not much hope of salvaging anything. Will have to deal with it when we get home; at least it’s insured.”

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absorbent, particularly with oil and it’s . . . completely safe for the environment, so you don’t cause any further damage.” Currently, both Park Royal salons have collected about a garbage bag full of hair, and are hoping to have at least two bags each to send down on May 31 along with submissions from Hennessey’s other B.C. locations. According to the Matter of Trust website, BP has officially declined donations at this time. But the charity is still collecting fur and hair from around the globe, just in case. “We are simply providing volunteers the opportunity to make hair booms and stockpile them all along the Gulf Coast, in case BP needs them. We’re calling it Plan H (H is for Hair),” they said in a media release.

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Congratulations Civic Youth Award Recipients!

The City recently presented Civic Youth Awards for outstanding supporters of youth and youth between the ages of 10 and 24 in six different categories. A total of 40 people received a Civic Youth Award for their outstanding contribution to the community and personal achievements. The City also presented five youth with a Youth Centennial Scholarship Award to assist in their pursuit of post-secondary education. To view the complete list of recipients, visit www.cnv.org/YouthAwards.

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The City is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the following Committees: Cemetery Advisory Board Museum & Archives Commission Social Planning Advisory Committee Joint Bicycle Advisory Committee

Canadian District Energy Association Conference & Exhibition

Detailed information, including application forms are available by calling 604-998-3296 and at www.cnv.org/committees.

The City is proud to sponsor and serve as the venue for the 15th Annual Canadian District Energy Association Conference & Exhibition. This year’s conference will highlight the potential for district energy to help achieve climate change reduction goals as a means of moving Canada towards a more sustainable energy future.

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City Launches New Online Video Feature

The City has expanded its offering of new media tools with the launch of a new video feature on its website and Facebook page. The inaugural video clip features Mayor Darrell Mussatto and encourages commuters to participate in Bike to Work Week. Watch for upcoming videos featuring sustainability tips, climate action updates, City events, projects and initiatives. Details at www.cnv.org. 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604.985.7761 | Fax: 604.985.9417 | info@cnv.org

Dinner and Dance Fundraiser Saturday, June 5 at 6pm J.P. Fell Armoury, 1513 Forbes Avenue Join the Canadian Forces 6 Engineering Squadron for a special fundraising event to help support their upcoming centennial celebrations in 2011. Enjoy a fabulous dinner followed by an evening of dancing. Formal dress required. Tickets are $100 per person, payable in advance. For more information, call 604-929-7993.


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VETERAN environmental activist Betty Krawczyk has lost her bid to have the Supreme Court of Canada consider her appeal over protests at West Vancouver’s Eagleridge Bluffs.

Krawczyk, 81, had hoped to appeal her conviction for criminal contempt of court, which was imposed after she took part in protesting new highway construction at Eagleridge Bluffs in 2006. Krawczyk has long maintained that a conviction for criminal contempt of court was unfair and that she should have been convicted of a less serious civil offence. But on May 13, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled it won’t hear her case. As usual, the court gave no reasons for its decision. Krawczyk said she wasn’t surprised by the decision.

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THE North Shore’s three municipalities are among 175 communities in B.C. to receive a 100 per cent rebate on their carbon tax bill.

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Representatives of West Bay elementary hosted a spring gala and fundraiser April 23. There were approximately 200 guests in attendance at the Track Suits, Tuxedos and Tiaras-themed evening. Jack FM’s Willy Percy, from the Larry and Willy show, was the evening’s MC and oversaw silent and live auctions. Entertainment was provided by Johnny and the Walkers and guests got to keep an eye on Game 5 of the Vancouver Canucks versus Los Angeles Kings series, courtesy of Shaw Cable. The event netted $60,000.

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Barb Lunter ONE of the latest decorative trends is to turn older pieces of furniture into new and exciting showpieces.

Your grandmother’s chair that she gave you 10 years ago can be given new life with some pretty fabric and a fresh coat of paint. Not only will you be left with a unique and custom piece of furniture but the results will astound you. Perhaps you have a favourite bench that is looking a little tired and tattered. Rather than tossing it to the garbage bin you may want to re-think your strategy and give it a new look instead. Dominique Primeau, of Dominique Primeau Decor here on the North Shore, is a specialist in design and restorative decor. It is clear that he has a keen eye for recognizing potential in worn-out furniture and can breathe new life into many decorative pieces. He studied design in Montreal at Lasalle College before moving to Victoria and then to Vancouver to set up his own business. Primeau believes that you really can make over an old couch or chair by simply redesigning its colour palette. Simple and economical changes can be made with a little imagination and creativity. Reupholstering a headboard will completely change the look of your bedroom. Add some custom draperies, an area rug and perhaps a bit of wallpaper and

ACCORDING to local lore, you should plant out your annuals on or after the May long weekend.

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DOMINIQUE Primeau displays candles and room sprays from the Barbara Barry home fragrance collection in his studio, Dominique Primeau Decor. you’re in business. The studio is special in its own way. Primeau offers a wide array of designer products from fabulous fabrics and unique lighting. You will also find European decorative hardware and most importantly the added benefit of a workroom behind the studio. The key behind reupholstering an old piece of furniture is to pay attention

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But I think your plant-out date depends on where you live, either above or below the Upper Levels Highway. If you live above the highway, then the May long weekend is a safe planting date to avoid frosted annuals. For those of you living way up at the top of the slope, you may have to wait longer. If you live below the highway, especially close to the water, then you can probably plant out earlier. Deciding when to plant out annuals depends on how late into the season we receive frost, what type of spring we are having, whether or not your garden is receiving hard or light frost and how much exposure or protection you have in the garden. This spring has been bright, relatively dry but a little chilly at night, so beware of frost. I love good annual plants. They are bright, cheerful and they work hard all season to provide great colour value in the garden. For the connoisseur, buying annuals from the garden centre is so gauche. But over the last ten years or so local garden centres have improved their selection See Annuals page 17

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of annuals for the garden. I do agree that to obtain the newest and coolest trinkets for the garden, seed grown annuals usually cannot be beaten. Lately I have been checking out garden centres across the Lower Mainland, looking for new annuals to try in my garden. Not many, but a few for pots, some to fill in the holes in the garden and some colour soldiers to line the front of my garden beds. I have a yard of two minds. The front yard receives full sun all day. There is no grass. Instead, there’s a small bluestone patio with pathways and plenty of garden space for plants I love, some tasty veggies and room for a few annuals for summer colour. The backyard is almost completely covered by two large cedar trees and one enormous Manitoba maple. So I need annuals for sun and shade. I always wanted to try growing zinnias when I was designing bedding plant displays, but never quite managed to plant them en masse because of concerns about length of flowering season, their need for heat and mildew problems. Today, there are new zinnia varieties available on the market that are resistant to mildew and bloom all summer until frost, so I will be giving them a try in my front yard. Three of these new zinnias are being recommended by the All-America Selections organization; a group that oversees a

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collaborative testing program involving horticulture professionals from across North America. Breeders submit new plants to the AAS for evaluation; the plants are then tested at more than 40 independent sites located in 24 states and five provinces. All three of the new zinnias are resistant to mildew and leaf spot disease, grow about 12 to 14 inches tall and 10 to 12 inches wide and flower from June until frost. The new zinnias are: zinnia double zahara cherry with symmetrical dark green foliage and double, cherry red, 2 ½ inch flowers. Zinnia double zahara fire has scarlet-orange flowers and is fully double. Zinnia zahara starlight rose produces rose and white bicolored flowers. All zinnias do best when planted in good soil to obtain the best blossoms. They love heat, are drought tolerant and they will lavish your garden with colour when bathing in full sunshine. To help these South American and Mexican natives obtain their full share of the heat they love, plant them in south facing positions anywhere near concrete, asphalt or other hard surfaces so they can bath in the reflected heat. They are ideal for pots, baskets and bedding. Not everything that blooms is grown for beauty, some things are grown to be beautiful and edible, so for those of you who love a good pepper plant, and I do, the AAS has introduced pepper cajun belle, a sweet and savory pepper with fruit that looks like a small bell pepper, with three or four lobes. These are early to mature into green peppers after 60 days from transplanting into to choose from. Presented by the Society of Organic Urban Landcare. Exchange: Friday, May 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sale: Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m.3 p.m. Both are at Harry Jerome recreation centre, 123 East 23rd St., North Vancouver. Celebrate The Day of the Honey Bee: Get an up close look at bees through an observation hive, see beekeeping equipment, and

your garden. When the peppers are left on the plant they will change colour from green to scarlet and finish red. Cajun belle is reported to produce a high yield of peppers due to excellent vigour and fruit set. The compact plants are two feet tall and wide and disease resistant, which I like. The selection of annuals is limitless, whether you grow from seed or buy from the garden centre; nothing brightens the garden like a happy little bedding plant, nothing, except for a tasty, plump, red tomato. stmajor@shaw.ca

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“At this time of year the health of your plants and lawns need to be maintained,” says Chris. “As the weather dries, your lawn and garden will start to become stressed if nutrients are not available or water is not applied. With discipline your lawn can still flourish while following the water restrictions, but it will suffer if the fertilizer and nutrients disappear. A healthy lawn will always beat out weeds and is the most effective ways of following the pesticide and herbicide ban on the North Shore.”

While herbicide and pesticide bans are understandable, most homeowners are left scrambling trying to find effective alternatives. “We are no longer able to apply Weed and Feed to eradicate weeds that have taken over a lot of North Shore lawns due to poor maintenance or cross

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Deep Cove Garden Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of Parkgate Community Centre. Meetings include speakers, workshops and more. Info: Elaine at 604-929-2928.

Thursday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. Cost: members $10/ non-members $15, trio pack, includes three tickets, members $25/non-members $40. Tickets are limited, and available in advance. VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Info: 604-257-8670 or www. vandusengarden.org.

Delbrook Garden Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at St. Catherines Church, 1058 Ridgewood Dr., North Vancouver. New members welcome. Guests: $5. Info: Linda @ 604-987-3896.

Bird Survey: All levels of birders welcome on the first Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area, 2645 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9875586.

Mahon Park Stewards: Help pull invasive plant species every fourth Saturday, in Mahon Park, North Vancouver, 9 a.m.-noon. Meet at the 15th and Forbes Street trailhead. Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided. Rain or shine, so prepare for the weather. Info: 604-689-0766, ext. 23. (May date change to Saturday May 29.)

Bird Walk: Join the Wild Bird Trust nature walks the second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. Meet in the parking lot at 2645 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver. Info: 604987-5586. Capilano Flower Arranging Club meets the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August), 7 p.m. at Delbrook recreation centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Demonstrations, guest speakers and workshops. New members and guests welcome. Info: Donna, 604-986-9360 or Heather, 604-987-5382.

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FAY Warren, seen here with an unidentified page and attendant, was crowned Queen of Lynn Valley Day in June 1950. This year’s Lynn Valley Day festivities are set for May 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Representatives of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives will be there to feature highlights of the exhibition North Vancouver Then and Now.

According to a written statement, annually, Canadian students go headto-head in contests presented by the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing run by the University of Waterloo. The Grade 9 contest is called Pascal, Grade 10 is called Cayley and Grade 11 is called Fermat. The overall result for a school is determined by adding the top three scores together. West Vancouver’s Grade 10s were the top scoring school in B.C. and in Canada. Their Grade 11s finished second in the province and sixth in Canada. All three grades finished at the top among all schools on the North Shore. The top three Grade 10 students in the Cayley competition were Eric Ahn, Raymond Cho and Andy Li. The top three Grade 11 students in the Fermat competition were Alice Hu, Sungwoo Jo and Susan Sun. Sun also earned the top score in B.C. in the American Math Contest. Info: www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca. •••

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - North Shore News - A33

A CHEF IN YOUR KITCHEN talks about cooking with kids. See story PAGE 34

YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to EXCEPTIONAL CUISINE

Sensational spot prawns

Artisan Farmer’s Market will run Saturdays until 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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IT’S the most wonderful time of year; it’s the hap-happiest season of all . . . if you’re a local seafood lover that is. It may be early in the morning as I write this column but that isn’t proving a deterrent to my salivary glands. Just thinking about zaftig, peachy-pink B.C. spot prawns makes me happy and hungry. The slippery, carrot-sized critters are the largest of the seven commercial species of shrimp found in Canada’s west coast waters. They are wild, trap-caught, and rank as a SeaChoice “Best Choice” option based on the sustainability criteria used for our fisheries assessments. According to SeaChoice, spot prawn fishermen along the B.C. coast use baited traps on long lines attached to buoys. The amount of other species that inadvertently end up in these prawn traps as by-catch is relatively low. This gear type is also associated with a relatively low amount of habitat damage. For years this succulent and sustainable harvest — pulled from the Pacific in May and June — has been frozen at sea and sent to Japan. It doesn’t make much sense, frankly. What is readily available here instead, frozen in bags in our grocery stores and served on menus around the Lower Mainland, are tiger prawns from Asia. Not only have they been flown halfway around the world to make it to your dinner plate but their harvest likely included deforestation, pesticides, feed enhancers, growth stimulants and antibiotics that pollute the water in parts of Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam; all to service an

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ROB Parrott, executive chef of Mangia e Bevi Ristorante, shows off a delivery of live spot prawns, ready for cooking. enormous demand in western countries like ours. Nor do they taste as good as our own spot prawns, which have a tender, almost lobster-like texture and flavour. In 2005, a group of local chefs and fishermen figured with a little work to raise the crustaceans’ prickly profile we could

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A Chef in Your Kitchen Julius Pokomandy

Get in the kitchen with your kids THERE has never been a greater need to involve our children in the purchasing and preparation of our daily food. There are several reasons for this. Perhaps the first and most significant reason is that our food supply is getting more and more complex, distant and a subject of

persistent controversy. There are several convergent issues like: sustainability, organic versus conventional, food safety, traceability, accuracy in labeling, fast food addiction, making our (and all consumers’) heads spin. There may be a simple and enjoyable remedy for at least some of these challenges: we must get the

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next generation involved and familiar with our primary food commodities. That means that children have the opportunity to work with raw materials: peeling and washing fruits and vegetables, handling and cooking raw meats and poultry, and learning measurements and portion control. Cooking and baking from scratch have a number of great benefits. To begin with, they are positive “hands on” activities with a positive reward: the serving and eating of the food items prepared. In the process the children (and adults) get to know and feel a range of raw, unprocessed flours, fresh local vegetables, meats, cheeses, poultry and seafood. While the preparation and cooking is going on, greater knowledge can be gained about the sources of the products and if available an accurate list of ingredients. Cooking and baking are true life skills. Generally speaking, one can make a food item for about half the cost of the processed product; not to mention the savings against restaurant meals, in order of 60-70 per cent.

In the case of homecooked foods you have the freedom, within reasonable bounds, to vary the salt, spice and herb amounts and some ingredient ratios. This is not advisable in baking formulas; they must to be exact. There are only a few simple rules to follow. Have everything well thought out in advance, and have a “lesson plan.” Have all ingredients available and ready to use. It is advisable to have all participants wear an apron, and maintain good hygienic practices. At the completion the clean-up is a natural followup to the preparation. This can happen while the cooking process is completed. This week we selected four very good recipes for your files. They are ideal to prepare with one or two children and fun to serve. We cook all four items in our home with my granddaughter.

½ cup granulated sugar or brown sugar 2 egg yolks 2 egg whites whipped to a soft peak 1 cup crushed walnuts Jam or jelly as needed Measure and line up all ingredients. Preheat oven to 325F. Stir the flour and the sugar together. Cream the butter in a separate bowl and add the sugar gradually, beating between additions. Add the egg yolks mix well. Blend in the dry ingredients gradually. Shape the dough into one-inch balls. Roll each into the egg whites and then roll into the chopped nuts. Place an indentation with your thumb in the center of each cookie. Place the cookies on a sprayed baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool. Fill the center indentations with your child’s favourite jam or jelly.

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Cooking: a key life skill From page 34 to do. 1 pound lean ground beef, if possible not frozen before 1 pound ground pork, if possible not frozen before 2 eggs lightly beaten 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese ½ cup dry bread crumbs ¼ cup very finely chopped onion 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 1 tbsp ketchup 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp dried basil Salt and pepper to taste Suggested sauce: 1½ cups ketchup 2 tbsp cornstarch ¾ cup apple jelly ¾ cup currant jelly Measure and line up all ingredients. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Shape into one-inch balls. If too firm, add a little water. Preheat oven to 350F. Place balls onto a sprayed cookie sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove from pan and drain. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to boil. Add in the baked meatballs

and simmer for a minute or two. Present with rice or noodles.

Buttermilk Scones This is another fine formula to introduce children to the pleasures of baking. 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tbsp baking powder 1 ⁄8 tsp salt or to taste 1 ⁄3 cup soft butter 1¼ cups buttermilk Preheat oven to 400F. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add butter and buttermilk until a soft dough is formed. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and fold once or twice. Roll or press out to a rectangle shape about one inch thick. Cut into desired shapes and place onto a sprayed baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Present with cheddar cheese slices or homemade jams.

Homemade Chicken Strips If possible use chicken breasts not previously frozen. This recipe is a good introduction into working

with raw meats. 4-5 skinless boneless chicken breasts ¾ cup melted margarine 1 cup Panko-style breadcrumbs 2 ⁄3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tsp garlic powder Salt to taste Cut the chicken breasts into 1½ inch thick strips. Brush the strips with the melted margarine. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Bread the chicken strips by pressing them into the crumb mixture. Place the breaded strips onto cooling racks on baking sheets. Bake in a preheated 400F oven for 10-15 minutes, or until they are golden and cooked. Do not overcook. By placing the strips on racks they bake nice and evenly crisp. Present with homemade honey mustard dipping sauce. The sauce is made by combining ¾ cup B.C. liquid honey, 1⁄3 cup mustard, three tablespoons of mayonnaise. Mix well. Send your questions on any culinary topic to A Chef in Your Kitchen, P.O. Box 18627, Delta, B.C. V4K 4V7. Or send an e-mail to pokochef@telus. net.

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Mangia e Bevi for spot prawns on the weekend Japan, but if we show our enthusiasm, local fishermen might be convinced to sell their catch here at home. The season kicked off on May 8. As well as being able to buy your own bag of prawns at local seafood stores (a quick call to Screaming Mimi’s confirmed that they can be found at Lonsdale Quay, for example), many local chefs are featuring them on their restaurant menus until the end of the season.

Chef Rob Parrott at Mangia e Bevi Ristorante in West Vancouver gets a fresh supply each weekend. He agreed to cook me a selection of dishes using spot prawns to showcase their versatility, and to demonstrate a few of the ways he could be serving them in the coming weeks. “It’s fun for me,” said Parrott, who said he has been making use of this harvest for years, even when they were harder to come by for local chefs. An avid boater and

fisherman, he also likes to catch them for his personal use. For home cooks, Parrot suggests buying your prawns alive, or as soon after killing as possible (with their heads removed). An enzyme found in the prawns’ heads quickly begins to turn their flesh mushy after they die. Parrott’s dishes suffered from none of that. Spring-green leaves of butter lettuce, laced with orange-basil vinaigrette and laid in a circular mosaic,

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community bulletin board will take place Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. There will be guest speakers, a chocolate fountain reception and music. All community members are invited. RSVP: 604-983-6350 by May 21. Friends of the North Vancouver District Public Library Book Sale will take place Friday, May 28, 10 a.m.7 p.m., Saturday, May 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, May 30, noon to 4 p.m. at the Lynn Valley library. There will be bargains galore. Proceeds from the sale will got to the children’s summer reading program. Info: www.nvdpl. ca/about/friends. Flea Market: The Kiwanis Club will be holding a fundraiser on Saturday, May 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kiwanis Court, 2151 Gordon Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-2280. North Shore Bike and Gear Swap will take place Saturday, May 29, 11 a.m. at Jaycee House, 1251 Old Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver. Admission: $2 or early bird entry at 10 a.m. for $5. The swap supports important trail maintenance and sustainability on the North Shore by the North Shore Mountain Bike Association along with supporting vital youth cycling

initiatives. Info: www.northshorebikeswap.com. North Shore Community Drumming Circle: Enjoy one or two drumming sessions led by Milton Randall, Saturday, May 29, 11:30 a.m., 12:15, 1 or 1:45 p.m. at Lynn Valley United Church, 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Admission by donation. Reservations: 604987-2114. Canucks Jersey for Canuck Place: A Canucks jersey autographed by Trevor Linden is being auctioned off at the Mensroom, 1411 Bellevue Ave., in West Vancouver. Participants will be given a ballot and amount of the highest bidder. Deadline is May 30. Proceeds will go to help provide care for children with lifethreatening illnesses and their families. Open House at the BC SPCA West Vancouver branch: An animal-themed day of fun with shelter tours, refreshments and a dog wash. Meet the animals available for adoption and learn more about how to help animals in the community, Sunday, May 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1020 Marine Dr. Info: 604-922-4622. — 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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Car collage images share gentle environmental message From page 26 on the next page all go go going with exhaust fumes growing until “Uh Oh! Stop!” Once the cars screech to a halt, fold-out pages refrain a popular song with quotes like “Take a hike, Spike.” “Think Green, Irene,” “Share, Claire,” and “Ride a bike, Mike.” Succinct but effective.

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Choruses will perform on May 28, 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Admission by donation. Family Storytime: Stories and fun for the whole family on Fridays, 10:30 a.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7422 or www. westvanlibrary.ca. Farsi/English Storytime and Craft: Stories and songs, plus small crafts to make and take home. Drop-in for ages three-five, Fridays, at 10:30 a.m. at North Vancouver City library, 120 West 14th St., North Van. Info: 604-9983496 or www.nvcl.ca. Kids Night Out: Offered by the District of North Vancouver. Kids can have fun doing arts and crafts, playing in the gym and/or watching a movie at Lynn Valley Community Centre, 3590 Mountain Hwy., 6:459:30 p.m. For ages three to 12. Fee: $9.50 for the first child and $4.50 for additional children. Registration: 604987-7529. The Mixed Bag: Drop in for movies, board games, and Rock Band domination on a casual afternoon, Fridays, 3:305 p.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th

Parent and Tot Art: Dropin art for children ages two to five, 9:30-11 a.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $5/$2 for an additional child. Storytime Fun: A program of stories, songs and puppets with a focus on pre-reading skills, for ages three to five, 10:30-11 a.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. For more information call 604-9257408 or www.westvanlibrary. ca. Table Tennis: Drop-in program for all ages, Fridays, 45:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $2. Treetop Tales: A program designed for two- and threeyear-olds on the first and third Friday of every month, 1111:30 a.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Siblings are welcome. Dropin by donation. . Family Art, Play and Swim: For kids 18 months to six years old. Play and create art in the first hour, then meet the leader in the pool for water fun, Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-

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■ The Great Kapok Tree: A tale of the Amazon Rain Forest by Lynne Cherry ■ Ladybug Garden by Celia Godkin ■ Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney ■ A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Aston and Sylvia Long ■ Solomon’s Tree by Andrea Spalding ■ A Tree in the Forest by Jan Thornhill

■ Who’s in Maxine’s Tree? by Diane Carmel Leger Allison Taylor McBryde is the co-ordinator of children’s and young adult services at the North Vancouver District Public Library. She has a 100year-old ginko tree in her front yard. For more library information, check out www.nvdpl.ca.


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CELEBRATIONS

Sharon and Joe Torres

Mark Hansford and Cristina Bittante

After tying the knot on May 18, 1985 in Vancouver, Sharon and Joe Torres moved to the North Shore, where they continue to live today with their daughter Amanda and son Jeffrey. Happy 25th anniversary!

Paul and Gail Bittante of North Vancouver are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter Cristina Bittante to Mark Hansford, son of Mike and Sandy Hansford of Kelowna, BC. A destination wedding is planned for Spring 2011.

Wilson Kedda Wilson Kedda celebrated his 90th birthday on May 11. Dorothy, Leighanne, Gord, Devlyn, Allison and Emily send their love to their Dad and Papa.

Matti Schroderus and Melanie Black Matti Schroderus and Melanie Black were married on May 23, 2009 at Eagle Harbour Yacht Club. Their families congratulate them on their first anniversary.

Bob and Joy Paulson Bob and Joy Paulson were married May 6, 1960 in Vancouver. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.

Jennifer and Dino Pascoa Jennifer (née Sharpe) and Dino Pascoa were married one year ago, on May 24, 2009. Lynda and Ray Sharpe send congratulations on the couple’s first anniversary.

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Neil Carlson celebrates 80 years on May 23. A longtime North Shore resident, he keeps young with golf, downhill skiing, Kiwanis Club and church. His wife Joy, David, Chris, Karin and grandchildren send their love.

Maria Rosa Maglieri celebrated her 95th birthday on May 5. A celebration dinner was held on the weekend with her daughter, grandchildren and great children, nieces, nephews and close friends. Happy birthday!

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Caps run away with B.C. title Premier women win final 52-8

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THE Capilano Rugby Club’s premier women’s team stomped Coquitlam’s United Rugby 52-8 to win the provincial championship title in front of an appreciative home crowd Sunday at Klahanie Park.

NORTH SHORE SCORES RUGBY May 15-16 provincial finals Women’s premier Capilano - 52 United - 8 Div. 1 men Capilano - 12 James Bay - 29 Div. 3 men Kats - 19 Capilano - 22

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CAPILANO Rugby Club’s Lorraine New (right) tracks down the ball in the final of the B.C. women’s premier league Sunday at Klahanie Park. The Caps took the title with a 52-8 win over United.

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Not bad for a team that finished the regular season with a 3-3 record and came in as the fourth seed in the playoffs. “(It was) a shellacking, mate,” head coach Steve Bennett told the North Shore News after the win. “Spectacular, really. We didn’t put a foot wrong. . . . (We) didn’t give them a chance to breathe. From a coaching standpoint it was beautiful to watch because everything you dream of happening did.” Hilary Leith opened the scoring with a try for Capilano and by the 20-minute mark the score was 19-0. By half the lead was 33-3 and the romp continued in the second even as Capilano brought in several second-team subs. Leith, Andrea Burk and Erika Smortchevsky scored two tries apiece while Darcy Patterson and Heather Jaques each scored one. “We literally dominated them from start to finish,” said Bennett. “We played with a lot of passion, a lot of heart. . . . Both teams played with huge heart — United didn’t give up for a second.” But they were no match for Capilano. It was a shocking result considering that United finished with a 5-1 record in league play, including a 30-12 dispatching of Capilano on April 10. That, however, was the last game that Capilano lost this season. In their next game the Caps routed Cowichan 51-0 before closing out the regular season with a 24-17 win over Meraloma. Next came a 21-0 shutout of the formerly undefeated Burnaby Lake team in semifinal action before Sunday’s championship win. The change in fortune, said Bennett, was directly related to the return to the team of several star players who missed a lot of action throughout the year. Burk, Patterson, Jaques and Mandy Marchak all were away due to commitments with the national team while Beth McNeill, See National page 42

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a member of Canada’s under-20 national team, missed a lot of time with a shoulder injury. All of them except for Marchak made it back for Capilano’s romp through the playoffs. “Up until the last few weeks we’ve been running at 50 per cent strength,” said Bennett. “We never actually put the same team out on the field two weeks running until there were three weeks left in the season.” The late-season all-star additions meant that the team on the field in the final was vastly different from the team that began league play in March. “We finally got a team together that we could work with for about the last month and they managed to gel quick enough that we could peak at the right time,” said Bennett. “It’s almost like we were playing possum during the regular season. The goal was just to get into the playoffs, we didn’t care where. We knew that if we got our best players back we’d take anyone on. And that’s what happened.”

When his squad blanked first-place Burnaby in last week’s semifinal, Bennett knew there was no one who could stop them from claiming the title. “From there on in the confidence in the camp was so high that there was no way these girls were going to lose this game.” Not that they needed it, but the players also had extra motivation after losing the last two provincial championships, each by a mere two points. This was also the last season of play for several of the team’s veteran players. “It was now or never for them,” said Bennett. “They brought their A-game.” It was the first provincial championship win for the premier women since 2004. ••• In men’s action Capilano sent two teams to provincial finals, winning one. The club’s Division 3 team claimed the provincial title with a 22-19 win over Kats Rugby Club Saturday at Klahanie. In Division 1 Capilano lost 29-12 to James Bay Saturday at the University of Victoria’s Wallace Field.

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ALL four of the North Shore players on Canada’s under-20 men’s rugby team saw action as the national squad opened play at the Junior World Rugby Trophy tournament with a convincing 226 win over Zimbabwe yesterday in Moscow.

Victoria’s Connor Braid did most of the damage for Canada with his foot, kicking in five penalties and a conversion as Cowichan’s Pat Fraser scored the team’s lone try. Liam Murray and Jeff McKinnon, both North Vancouver forwards, started the contest for the Canadians while Adam Zaruba came in as a sub to start the second half and scrum-half Matt Yanagiya replaced Fraser in the game’s final minutes. Zimbabwe got on the board first in the game, pushing Canada back before knocking in a penalty to take a 3-0 lead. Braid responded quickly, notching a penalty two minutes later to tie the score. Solid kicking from Braid combined with four missed penalties for Zimbabwe made the score 9-3 at halftime. Canada took control in the second half, pulling away to lead 22-3 before a late drop goal from Zimbabwe made it 22-6. “Obviously (Zimbabwe) were very unfortunate in the first half not to come away with some of the points,” said Canadian head coach Tim Murdy, another North Shore link, in a Rugby Canada press release. “It’s a difficult things sometimes for kickers in international rugby and lucky for us Zimbabwe’s kicker had an off day. I was very proud of the way our boys played. They were able to scramble back on defence several times and ensure that Zimbabwe weren’t able to cross the line.” Canada’s next game will be against hosts Russia on Saturday at 4 p.m. local time (5 a.m. PST). The Canadians finish round robin play against Japan May 26. The eight-team Junior World Trophy tournament is one step down from the Junior World Championships. Last year Canada played in the world championships but were relegated after a 14th-place finish.

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Argyle star Jeffers takes his game to TWU Andy Prest

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ARGYLE secondary basketball star Jesse Jeffers will attend Trinity Western University next year and play CIS hoops for the Spartans.

Jeffers led Argyle to a North Shore title this season and scored some fame when he bucketed 50 points, including the gamewinning basket at the buzzer, in a 79-77 win over Sir Charles Tupper in the provincial AAA championships. Argyle lost the rest of their games but Jeffers ended the tournament as the leading scorer and was named to the third all-star team. Langley-based TWU was a good fit for a number of reasons, including its Christian affiliation, its human kinetics program, its new training facility at the Langley Event Centre and it’s strong basketball program which is currently fronted by CIS player of the year Jacob Doerkson, said Jeffers. “I went for some practices and it felt right,” Jeffers told the North Shore News. “They’ve got a really strong basketball team and program and I felt like I fit in.” TWU is thrilled to have the six-foot-six forward, said Spartans head coach Scott Allen in a press release. “Jesse is a vital addition to Spartans basketball,” he said. “Jesse has excellent touch and has an innate ability to score, which was witnessed many times in the past year. Jesse is a great slasher and scorer and will most likely play the wing where he can use his athleticism and strong leaping ability.” Jeffers will be groomed to take over at the forward spot after current stars Doerkson and Tyrell Mara graduate after next season, said Allen. “Jesse will fit into our model of being a well-balanced student athlete,” Allen said. “(He) understands that the classroom, community involvement and life experiences run parallel with our basketball success.” Jeffers was named MVP of the Howe Sound championships this season and has played on provincial teams at the under-15, under16 and under-17 levels.

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Judie Catherine (nee Thurman)

BRIGHTON, Richard ' Dick' Passed away peacefully at the age of 58 with a smile on his face, surrounded by family and friends. He is pre-deceased by his parents Mary and Leonard. Forever loved by his wife Cathy, daughters Cara and Laura, son Ben, sister Jenny, his dog Nelly, and the rest of his loving family and friends. He was born in Peterborough England and immigrated to Canada in 1973. He was known for his constant smile, eternal optimism and high E.Q. Over the past two years he showed us how the human spirit could defy medical expectations and despite his declining health and everyone’s disbelief, last September he did the Bowron Lakes trip with Cathy and good friends. He could always find humour in any situation and had an unwillingness to quit. As a professional engineer, he worked for BC Hydro for 35 years where he earned the respect of many colleagues and friends. Over the years, Dick enjoyed sailing, sheep dog trialling, family trips, running, camping and watching sports, especially Premier English soccer. We are blessed to have had him in our lives. When you think of Dick, smile. The service will take place on Saturday May 22nd at 2pm at the Boal Chapel. 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lion’s Gate Foundation, Parkinson’s Society or a charity of your choice.

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Damon Rayan

December 1, 1985 - May 19, 2003 It is your memory that holds my spirit, A procession of distant days, A face that bids my eyelids not to sleep, A voice that lingers in my ears, A hand that touches my hand. ~ Khalil Gibran

Always remembered with love, Mom, Dad, Alia, & Nathan

Katharine Elizabeth Young July 31, 1986 - May 20, 2003

Our darling Katharine Safe in heaven Always remembered Always loved Always missed by Mom, Paul, Jason & Colleen

Passed away suddenly on May 5, 2010 at RCH with her loving husband by her side. She will be forever missed by her husband Pat, son Brett daughter-in-law Megan, daughter Dawne son-in-law Rob, daughter Lee and grandchildren Terra, Brant, Jack and Madison. Judie was a talented artist and had a passion for gardening which was expressed in her home and garden. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. No funeral by request. In leau of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the North Shore Bonzai Society. DAWSON, John B., of West Vancouver and Edmonton, died after a long struggle with Alzheimers on Friday, March 14, 2010. A dedicated family man. John is survived by Delores, his wife of 57 years, his children John, Gordon and Cheryl and eight grandchildren. A true romantic, John was generous, passionate and shared his lifelong love of nature and recreation with his children. John will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

de Wit, Afra Johanna - 94, North Vancouver, BC passed away peacefully on Sunday, 16 May 2010 at Evergreen House, Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver. Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands she was the second born and first daughter of Jan and Afra Nijland. She immigrated with her late husband Leo J.J. de Wit (1977) and 5 children to North Vancouver in 1956. Afra was a homemaker, an active member of the Catholic Women’s League, an avid knitter and a needle-point artisan. Afra is survived by her sons John (Halina) and Frank (Pam) of North Vancouver, Tony (Stella) of Cultus Lake and her daughter Anne (Peter) of Maple Ridge. Her son Leo W. (Helen) of Bedford, NS pre-deceased her in 2001. 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Jim Comey at 10:30 hrs on Friday, May 21 in Holy Trinity Church, North Vancouver with cremation following the church service. A reception will follow afterwards in the church hall. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, Evergreen House, 2 North, in memory of Afra J. de Wit. Funeral Arrangements by First Memorial - 604-980-3451

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CREIGHTON, Joan Bruce (nee Ritchie). September 29th, 1929May 13th, 2010. My dear wife, Joanie, died peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of the Lions Gate Hospital on May 13th, 2010, after a long battle with Leukemia. She leaves her loving husband, Denis, numerous cousins across Canada, her faithful 'Yorkie' terrier, Fala and many caring and supportive friends. Joan attended York House School for 8 years, graduating in 1946 as Head Girl. She would return some years later to serve for 9 years as a Governor of the Board of Directors and for five years as Chair of the School’s Foundation. Joan graduated from UBC with a BA in English which started her on a life-long but losing battle against its (no, not it’s) misuse and dangling participles. Joan and Denis met in San Francisco in 1960 and were married in October of that year. For the next 45 years, or so, Joan served on a number of non-profit and Civic Boards, including the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, the Western Gold Theatre, the E. Fry Society, and the Vancouver Museum and Planetarium. She was President of the Junior League of Vancouver, Governor, Chair and Honorary Governor of the Leon & Thea Koerner Foundation. She also served as a Director of the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation and Director and Chair of the West Vancouver Memorial Library Board. Joan was a long time member of Capilano Golf and Country Club, and served as Women’s Captain. She was always a better golfer than her husband and threatened him with bodily harm if he ever had a hole in one before she did. He didn’t, but she managed to do it twice - same day, same hole, same tournament, one year apart. After a successful battle with breast cancer in 1999, Joan took up dragon boat racing with the Abreast in a Boat Society. In 2007, at the age of 78, she participated in an International Regatta celebrating Australia’s 10th Anniversary of Australians’ Abreast Society. Joan’s crew, now called the North Shore Dragon Busters finished 4th out of the 77 crews, missing third place by seconds. No words can express Denis’s heartfelt thanks to Dr. Paul Klimo, and to our longtime doctor and friend, Dr. Paul Sugar, to the caring staff of the Chemo Unit, and the loving and caring men and women of the nursing and volunteer staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Lions Gate Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation Palliative Care Program would be appreciated. A reception celebrating Joanie’s life, will occur at the Capilano Golf and Country Club at a later date.

HODDINOTT - Lucille Gertrude (nee Hicks) Lucille Gertrude Hoddinott, mostly known as “Lou”, was born in Grayson, Kentucky. She was known for her deep southern accent and quick wit. Born to Archie Edward and Mary Ann (Rice) Hicks, Lou immigrated to Canada in 1961. She spent the last 25 years of her life on the North Shore, her “favourite place on Earth”. All who knew Lou knew she was special. She made friends wherever she went. Lou began her career as a MOA, after a new doctor recognized her people skills while standing in line where Lou worked as a cashier. He knew she was the “right person for the job”. She spent 35 years in the medical field and will be remembered for her warm smile and caring spirit. Lou’s wit remained razor sharp throughout her lifetime. She never failed to catch you off guard with a clever wisecrack. Lou loved life to the end. An absolute loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Lou is survived by her children Ed, Ginger and Bev; her grandchildren Shelly, Robin, Sherry, Jaymie and Brett; and her great grandchildren Justice, Chelsea and Joey. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 19th at 10:00 am at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. Donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Lion’s Gate Hospital.

KERESZTESI, Charlotte (Sarolta),1916-2010, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, died on May 8th. Born in Budapest, Hungary and settled in North Vancouver in 1958 as a refugee. She was a long-time resident of Kiwanis Lynn Valley and involved in the social life of that community. Predeceased by husband Julius and son Andrew Keres, survived by son Julius (Margaret) and daughter Mary Crombie, grandchildren Julian & Catherine Keresztesi, Elizabeth (Quentin) Baker, Jessica Crombie & Jennifer Keres plus greatgranddaughter Arabella Charlotte Keresztesi. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm on Thursday, May 20th in the penthouse of Kiwanis Lynn Valley, 2555 Whiteley Court, North Vancouver. Special thanks to VCH home care nurses, LGH palliative care staff & Dr. D. Janzen for Mom’s care. Donations in her memory may be given to the CNIBC or Arthritis Society.

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Sunshine Coast

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Business Opportunity

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Lessons/Training

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REAL ESTATE

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Beauty Services

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Elder Services

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GARAGE SALE

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Business Services

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Financial Services

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Agents

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S. Surrey/ White Rock

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Houses - Sale

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Lots & Acreage

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Real Estate

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Houses - Sale

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Personals

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Condos/ Townhouses

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$529,000

Call Wayne 604-787-1532 Vista Realty Ltd

7010

Personals

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604-985-4969

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Escort Services

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RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

1 & 2 br, large, bright, Central Lonsdale, $900 & up, heat h/w, incl. updated. Now 604-986-6266

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

2BR 1,550/M Corner Hollyburn Woodcroft 2bath Heat H/W incld. Available May 15, 604-767-1419

1 BACHELOR, $875 lower Lonsdale, newly reno, d/w, ns, cat ok Avail. June 1st 604-988-1939 1 BDRM, $900 Central Lonsdale 800sf, n/p 604-988-3227 1 BDRM, Central Lonsdale, 3rd floor, north facing, h/w flrs, heat and hot water incl, no pets, $950, avail now. Dodwell Strata Mgt. 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264 1 BR, 120 W19, approx 650sf, hardwood, heat/hw incl, new reno 1yr lease, np $960. 604-683-1089 1 BR 2/St Andrews, reno, large quiet, $895 incl heat hw & prkg, np, avail June 1, 604-984-2148 1 BR $950, Jun 1/July 1, reno’d, quiet bldg secure prkg, 140 W 17th. 604-990-8262/ 985-1658 1 BR , Deep Cove, Exec, 2 level, top floor, insuite w/d, ug prkg. N/s, n/p. June 1, $1350. 604-985-9184 1 Br June 1, large corner, $865, 2 Br June 1, large corner $1010. Quiet, drapes, heat incl, gated prkg. no pets. Walk to seabus. 1 yr lease, 163 W 5. 604-980-7501 1 BR, June 1st, 15, 274 W2nd. reno’d, $965 incls heat, hw, ug prkg, locker, ns/np, 604-779-3541 1 BR, large, 16 & St. Georges, nr hospital, incld heat & hw, no pets, ns, June 1, $840. 778-889-4719 1 BR large central Londsale, heat & hw incld, np, ns, $865, suit quiet person(s), June 1, 604-320-9238 1 BR, Lower Lonsdale, 4th & St Georges, 600+ sf, hardwood/tiles, suit 1, ns np, $900 incl utils & ldry. June 1 or earlier 604-986-1235 1 Brs, Large, $815 & $865. Quiet. drapes. heat incl. gated or free prkg, no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E 2, 604-904-0956 1 studio. THE HILLRIDGE 170 E. Keith Rd clean, quiet, concrete Heat h/w incl. np ns 985-8405

1320 CHESTERFIELD AVE. 908-7368, 1 BR, 7 appls, balc, prkg, pet ok, lease, $1300 1730 Chesterfield 1br, top flr. skylights, Jun 1, balc. dw, hw incl, ug prkg avail, 604-987-5841 2 BDRM condo, NEW, 2 ba, main flr, beside L.Valley Mall, great yd, granite, SS appl, w/d,fp, u/g prkg/ stor avail, fitness ctr, guest ste, n/s, $1699, June 1, 604-834-2993 2 BR, 2 bath bright, spac, Touchstone Bldg, 3rd flr, view, wd, prkg, gym, storage, ns, np, immed, 1 yr lease, $1750+utils, 604-985-5778 2 BR. 2 bath, wd, Garden Ave & Marine Dr. prkg, np, $1600, now 778-862-4729..778-227-4729

2 BR a corner suite on top flr of very quiet bldg, E. 15th, high vaulted ceilings, mtn view, large balc. new carpet, dw, free laundry, new energy smart windows, venetian blinds, now, $1200, Cat ok, pet deposit req’d 604-830-0857 Leave msg. 2 BR + den/storage, Woodcroft, corner unit, mtn & parital Lions Gate view, $1600 incl util + 1 prkg avail now, ns np 778-829-5504

2 BR, family complex, 1 bath, rec fac. pool, wd, Westview, 2 prkg, ns np $1380 Jun 1, 604-921-4384 2 BR, h/w flrs, Central Lonsdale. balcs, adult bldg, June 1. Incl heat/h/w. $1200 Ron 604-922-6336 2 BR Large $1280, bright corner top flr. balc incl heat, prkg storage np ns 118 W 18, 604-788-4349

2 BR Woodcroft, S.W. corner, updates, no pets July 1. $1375. Vistarealty.net 604-925-8824 2 BR+DEN, 2 bath, Vista d/t view free i/net/hdtv 1 yr, gym, nr shops, $2100, ns, np. 604-986-6167

3 BR, 1 mile E 2nd Narrows, now, hardwood, incl heat/hw, pool, np, $1200. 604-929-0632.. 929-1389

3 BR, Lynn Valley, updated, deck, hardwood, cat ok, $1500. June 1. Vistarealty.net 604-925-8824

777 W. Queens Rd. 1, 2, & 3 BR units $1150 to $2000. Weekdays 604-990-2971 or Weekends 604-985-2876. ★ A QUIET BUILDING★ 2 br. 2 full bath, 1200sf, ground flr. (no cat, no dog) immed/June 1. $1425. 1 br 3rd(top) flr. faces north, 775sf, (cat ok) $935. Carpets, drapes, heat, hw. Gated prkg avail Pet policy ★604-986-7745★ Bach, 1 & 2 br some newly reno, w/hardwood & blinds, balc. storage, heat, hw prkg, cat ok, Jun 1, 15 or Jul 1, $800 - $1200, (161 W4) 604-729-2420 778-855-2420 (280 E2) 778-863-3098 (328 E 3) Beautiful Large Suites 2 Bdrms from $1310 avail now & June 1. 3 Bdrms, d/w $1675, June 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. 1 yr lease 604-986-3866

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

CENTRAL LONSDALE - 1BR $925. Heat, hot water & laundry included. 1yr lease, no dogs. 604-990-2971. 1 JR 1 BR $780 incl heat/hw west balcony, bright clean, 15th & Lonsdale, ns np. 604-323-4467

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Bach - $875, 1 BR - $1150 Avail now. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls.

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Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. 2br. $1450; Stunning views & lots of storage. NO PETS. 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com

RAVENWOODS 2 br,2 bath, 4th flr crnr, as new, best view, lrg deck, smdog ok, no cat,Jun 1st/ 15 $1,800inc refs 604-929-2188 VICTORIA PARK PLACE 615 St. Georges Ave @ E 6th St. 1 BR avail, bright, clean quiet bldg, n/p, n/s 604-980-9057 WOODCROFT- STUDIO PATIO, newer paint & carpet, rec facil, n/s prkg, n/p, $740 incl 778-865-7455

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

1BR $1100 beaut. new ste, 9ft ceilings, w/d, in flr heat in bath, 5 min walk to shops/comm. ctr, single occup. June 1. 925-9234

2 BR Ambleside, spacious, insuite w/d, np ns, prkg, avail now, 1 yr lease neg 604-922-4138 2025 BELLEVUE AVE. 2br unit, mountain view, cats ok, senior discounts. 604-913-0734. AMBLESIDE TOWER Studio & 1 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

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

Houses - Rent

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 3br+den Caulfeild Vlge 2.5bath, quiet, garage, cul-de-sac, $3950+ np, Lighthouse 604-551-1409

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

604-922-3246

4 BR 1.5 bath, Lynn Valley area, newer appls & paint, $2000+ utils, small pet ok, ns. Short or long term, avail now, 604-728-1782 AWESOME VIEWS toward Bowen Isl. 5-6 BR. new home, 5 mins north of Horseshoe Bay, furn or unfurn, top quality throughout, mega private, avail now, $5985 neg. 604-913-1115

6515

Duplexes - Rent

BAYVIEW APTS

2 BR bright upper duplex, all newly decorated, sundeck, fp, view, large kitchen, all appls, no pets $1325 incl utils. Lower Lonsdale, June 1, 604-926-9965 2br Stunning view Deep Cove, fully furn. 2 level suite, 2 baths, 2 gas fp, 7 appls, hot tub, pool, net, ns, $2300 all incls. avail immed, 604-929-6976. 778-836-6976

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Furnished Accommodation

1 BR, furn. suite, Lynn Valley, newly reno’d, modern, own entry, garden view, wd, gas fp, tv, cable, ns, np, $350/wk, 778-836-0330

BRIT. PROP, city view, updated 4 br, 5 ba, 2 kitchen, pool $5500. Vistarealty.net 604-925-8824

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

Please call 604-922-4322

Furnished 2 br suite

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Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach pool rec room, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287 PARK TERRACE 1766 Duchess Ave. 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, hardwood floors, d/w. July 1st, $1,360. No pets. Call for appt. 604-926-3493 PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, np, ns Avail now. By appt. 604-921-7800

GOOD CHOICES executive furnished suites/houses. Eagles Nest Eve - 604-763-1748 Grand Manor Guest House/Apt daily★weekly★monthly rates grandmanor.net 604-988-6082

6525

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

6565

CAUFIELD CHARACTER house quiet cul de sac, ocean view 5 min to beach, Lighthouse Pk updated 2 Br, 2 Ba, den/3rd Br, 2000sqft, 2 flrs, lg master, sunny deck & open flr plan on main, new countertops, paint, carpet, flooring, n/s, pet considered, Ref’s req’d, Avail June 1. $2800 + utils. rloochie@yahoo.ca

1 BR $845 +1/3 utilities Central Lonsdale, bsmt apt, 800 sq ft, own w/d, wifi, cable, n/p 604-986-9523

Office/Retail Rent

1 BR bsmt, share wd, own prkg, bright, upper Lonsdale, suit 1 ns, np, $1000 incls all. 604-202-1713

1500 SQFT offices in Lonsdale Bay. High ceilings, eco/forested/ ocean view, FN land. 778-233-6764 salishproperties@gmail.com

1 BR +den garden suite, 1000sf, lower Lonsdale, priv. entry & yard, full kitchen, bath, dw, wd, gas fp, ns np, 1200 incl utils, avail now or June 1, 604-990-6730

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

6595

1 BR garden level, 900sf, semi furn, brick patio, incld utils, cable, net, new appls, hd tv, avail now, ns, pet ?, $1250, 604-988-9234

Shared Accommodation

2 ROOMS new home $550, $575, use of kitchen n/s, w/d, June 1, Lynn Valley 604-314-0649

1 BR garden suite, W. Van, Lower B.P. $825 incl.utils n/s n/p, Available Immediately 604-922-7345 1 BR suite, 2nd flr of house, view, garden, laundry, quiet street. June 1, short term rental (month) $950. 604-980-0451

North Vancouver

BRIGHT, lg clean quiet, furn rm, w/d, 7 min drive to Cap College, $600 incls. N/S. 604-929-5036

1 BR suite, grd flr, bright, Central Lonsdale, full bath, laundry, $800 incl utils, ns np, suits only 1 person, avail now 604-986-8059

ROOM, PRIV. entry near Saveon/Marine Dr, $450, w/d, Avail Jun 1, suit prof ns male. 604-988-0624 or 778-688-4846

6600

1 BRD, garden suite, suit 1mature person, non smoker, n/p, Seymor area, $800 incl’s utils & cable, nr bus. 604-722-8978

Storage

1 BR+DEN bright spacious bsmt suite, w/d, ns, Grouse Woods nr bus, $1200, Now 604-924-9910

STORAGE SPACE 150sf, Heated, Fully Reno’d, Edgemont Village, call Laura 604-785-1000

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR+DEN, Edgemont, 1100sf, gas fp, ns, np, $1100 incls. Suit quiet couple Jun 1, 604-985-3289

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR+DEN, new, 1.5 bath, central Lonsdale, wd, ns, np, now, $1250 incl cable/net, 604-649-6416

1 BDRM brand new suite, Canyon Heights, 4 new appls, n/p, n/s, inclds heat/light, $1100 avail. now. 604-830-7734 1 BDRM bsmt, like new, bright, Central Lonsdale, suits 1, n/s, n/p, $850/mo. incl utils. avail June 1, 604-987-8658 or 604-841-5756

1BR UPPER LONSDALE Grnd Level, w/ appl, w/d, $1100 incl utils, Cable, NS, NP 604 984 6680

1 BDRM large, bright, w/d, $980 incl util & cable (hi-spd net avail), June 1, n/p, n/p, 604-985-7769

2 BDRM bsmt ste, w/d, d/w, priv entry, Dundarave, NS NP, Avail Now, $1200 Call 604-616-9674

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6602

Houses - Rent

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CANYON HEIGHTS 4 Br, big deck, updated, 2 fp, Aug 1. $2750 Vistarealty.net 604-925-8824

CHELSEA CRT, W. Van newer 6 br, 6 bath, dbl garage $5600. Aug 1. Vistarealty.net 604-925-8824 2 BR bright, phone/hi-spd/cable, hardwood, ns cat ok, nr seabus, quiet bldg. $1600, 604-983-4321

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935 Marine Drive

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.

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

RAVENWOODS, 1 br +den, all appls, ns, np, 1prkg/storage, avail immed. $1280, 604-351-7275

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

6540

1 BR, 2109 Bellevue. good cond, hardwood, hw heat incl’d, avail now, np, $1025. 604-986-1294

DUNDARAVE WATERFRONT, studio + solarium, 180° ocean view, $1850 incl, 604-721-7484

MOVE IN ALLOWANCE, Lrg Bach avail June 1, Rent $900 Move In Allowance, Incls H & HW. Cable/prking extra. NS & NP To view call (604) 985-4272

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Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM ste, Lynn Valley nr bus, mall, park, w/d, prkg, yard, deck n/s, n/p $1,000 incl utils, cable/ net, June 1. Call 778-231-0078 2 BR, 1150 sf WVan, bright ocean view, wood f/p, ns, np, w/d, $1300 incl. avail July 1st. 604-719-4634

2 BR bright bsmt, Blueridge, 950 sf, reno’d, hardwood, own entry & w/d, $1350 incl cable + hi spd, ns cat ok, avail now 604-723-2476

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

3 BR, 2 bath, view, hardwood, bright, updated kitchen, separate laundry, deck & yard. 2100 and/or 2000 sq ft, WEST VAN. $3000 for the upper level/or $2600 for lower level. % Utils, 1 yr lease, June 1 778-859-2327 9am-7pm 4 BR British Properties main flr, 2500 sq ft, 2 bath, f/p, 5 appl, nr Sentinal school, prkg, storage, no pets. $2280 604-922-3499

6605

Townhouses Rent

2 BR Cap U, completely reno’d, hardwood, stainless, deck $1650 Vistarealty.net 604-925-8824

2 BR cozy bsmt, Central Lonsdale, w/d, prkg, patio, N/S N/P, $895 + 1/3 utils, Avail June 15 or July 1, Call 604-984-8413

3 BR 2.5 bath, 5 appl, 2 patios, o/d pool/gym, nr bus shops, n/p, $1850. Karen 778-919-6151

2 BR garden ste, lower Lonsdale 1000sf, new reno, bright, prkg utils incl’d, $1495. 778-889-4190 2 BR groung level, share wd, new reno, quiet, prkg, fp, np, ns $1200+util. Now. 604-980-9630 2 BR, upper Lynn Valley, wd, gas fp, bus route, ns, np, Jun 1, $1280 incl hydro & gas, 604-986-6264

2BDRM GRAND Blvd ste. Bright, quiet garden level, −1000 sq ft, 6 appl., storage, prvte entry, newly reno’d. Suits prof couple. n/s, n/p. $1400 + util. June 15. 604-984-2331

3 BR t/house in quiet complex, 1.5 baths, fenced patio, pool, playground, near bus & shops, $1620 + utils, Dollarton & Seymour. V7H 1A4 604-929-6024 3 BR, w/d, d/w, carpet, unfinished bsmt, near 2nd Narrows bridge, 2 prkg, $1750 + util, avail now 604-433-0365, 604-319-0362

6615

LOCKED REHERSAL SPACE for 2 peice band wanted on North Shore. Will share w/ another band; Doesn’t need to be huge, just affordable for 2 people. 604-818-5191

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

AUTOMOTIVE $0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 8 out of 11 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. www.coastlineautocredit.com or 1-888-208-3205.

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1992 HARLEY Daytona Dynaglide, fully serviced, exc cond $9500. 604-980-7250

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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1999 FORD Taurus SE red sedan. Automatic transmission, 24 valve DOHC engine, 152,600 kms, exc cond, $2,750, 604-984-9066. 2003 CHEVY Cavalier. silver, auto only 47K, orig. owner, immac in & out, $5900, 604-929-8489

9129

Luxury Cars

1999 BMW 740IL, auto, black, 149000km, halo xenon, perfect condition, $8888. 778-322-3598 2003 CADILLAC CTS, mint condition, 75kms, auto, $30,000 obo. 604-926-2360 2006 MERCEDES E500 wagon 41K, silver, black int. Mint cond. $43,000 604-889-1069 eves

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

Sports & Imports

9160

9522

Motorhomes/RVs

1990 HONDA Accord, 4 dr, auto, 246 K, good cond $1500 obo. 604-924-9621 after 5pm or lv msg 1990 VW JETTA standard, cd, stereo, a/c’d, exc mileage.clean, runs well $1000. 778-895-1424

2000 MAZDA PROTEGE. silver. 142,000 kms. auto, electric mirrors, windows, sunroof, ABS, Alloy wheels, Cruise Control. No accidents. Full service history avail. $4500. 778-991-8676

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $11,999. Auto, PWR Locks & Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes, Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, many extras. Coq. Call ★ 604-868-3128

2003 BWM X5 3.0 V6 AWD, grey / grey leather, loaded, navigation system, heated power/telescopic steering, heated front & rear seats $17,000. 150 K. 604-657-4451

2006 TOYOTA Matrix XR 36.7 k, exc cond, std, 4 dr, 1 owner no accid. $13,500. 604-787-2193

2008 TOYOTA Yaris 4 dr sedan auto, pwr pkg, 31 k, 4 snows, like new. $11,500 604-990-0851

Trailers/Tents/ Campers

9540

1993 BMW 740i, black, auto 231K, exc cond. 2 owner car, fully loaded, $3900. 604-671-4133

2000 INFINITY G20 80,000km silver, auto, loaded, fully serviced since new $8900. 604-786-7114

1996 RUSTLER 5th Wheel Bunkhouse, sleeps 8, A/C, awning, ext shower, bunks, tons of storage. $8450. Langley. 604-881-4566 2001 SCAMPER tent trailer, 8’ box. sleeps 6. like new condition. a/c d/c fridge. indoor/outdoor stove. furnace. sink with water hookup. $5000. 604-839-8043

2005 HONDA Civic SE automatic 75,500 kms new Michelin tires $10,400 - obo. 604-761-1352

2006 CEDAR Creek, 5th Wheel, 30ft. Rear living, br. slide). Fully loaded. 21ft add a room under the awning & enclosed storage area under the pin. Central vac. w/kick plate. A ns & np unit. Slide out pantry & 2 way fridge (Electrical/ Propane), 10 gal water heater ( e l e ct r i c / pr o p an e ) , o u t si d e shower, Thermostat fantastic breeze control fans in br & living, thermopane windows & tinted. 4 holding tanks; fresh water, black water & 2 grey water (large 1 for toilet & shower & 20 gal for kitchen. tanks can be heated during winter/late fall operations. $34,900 obo Vernon Call Jerry 1-250-558-7836

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Auto Miscellaneous

Sports & Imports

3 BR fp $1700. renod, 1.5 baths, 6 appls, storage, patio, ns, np, Jun 15, Rufus Dr, 604-925-3631

2BR NEWLY Reno’d Bsmt Suite, hw floor, Furn or Unfurn, Alarm, Lrg Yard, $1250 604-218-3309

3 BR, central Lonsdale, alarm, own entry, 2 bath, $2000 + utils, Main Floor, Avail now. Near Ammends 604-720-7649

9160

BACH, Lynn Valley, grnd level, bright quiet, suits single, n/s, n/p. $700 incl utils. 604-988-8422

2 BR bright garden level, large 1450 sf, Grousewoods, 5 appls, $1350+1/3 utils, ns 604-986-2829

2 BR fully reno’d bsmt, Lynn Valley. Bright, own w/d, avail June 1, no pets. 604-983-2407

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9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2001 INFINITI QX4, fully loaded $10,250 ONO, 148,000 KM, Gold, Bose Stereo, sunroof, tanned leather seats(all heated), mud/ snow tires, Automatic, Hi-intensity headlights. Lovely smooth, reliable ride. Rebuild 2003. Call Tommy 778-960-5308 2002 DODGE Durango SLT 4X4. Great truck to drive, have all the service records. Asking $9,500. Open to offers. 604.657.1845

2006 LEXUS IS 250 AWD. Reg price $32,980/ SALE PRICE $30,980 2009 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID Only 45,000kms, factory warranty remaining. Reg price $22,980. SALE PRICE $20,500 2008 HONDA CIVIC 2DR COUPE Nice rims, low kms $16,980 2008 TOYOTA YARIS $11,980 2008 LEXUS RX350 Ultra premium pkg, navigation, DVD, back up camera. Reg price $45,980. SALE PRICE $39,980

SOLD SOLD

2007 VW CITY GOLF Only 44,000kms $12,980 2007 FORD F150 LARIAT 4x4 $25,980 2007 BMW X3 Black on black with premium pkg. Reg price $31,980. SALE PRICE $28,980 2007 BMW 525I Premium pkg, arctic grey, 19” rims! $35,980 2007 LEXUS RX350 Ultra premium pkg. Reg price $42,980. SALE PRICE $38,980 2006 HONDA S2000 Very rare! Local, low kms. A must see, in perfect condition! $31,980 1765 Marine Drive, North Vancouver

604.924.4542

2005 PORSCHE BOXSTER Manual, black with black leather, one owner, only 42,700kms, U10857R $36,995

2008 DODGE AVENGER S Auto, a/c, clean U4495 $12,999

2007 INFINITI G35 COUPE Leather, a/c, manual ONLY $30,988

2009 VOLVO XC70 Auto, AWD, sunroof, U4503. Was $38,999 NOW $36,999

2009 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GL Auto, a/c, pwr group, only 41,000kms ONLY $14,808

2009 TOYOTA COROLLA CE 5 spd, priced right! U4497. Was $14,999 NOW $12,999

2009 CHEV COBALT LT 4dr, only 28,000kms, was $14,995 NOW $12,990

2007 VOLVO C70 Get ready for summer, U4534 NOW $38,888

2009 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GL Auto, a/c, pwr group, only 41,000kms ONLY $14,808

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

2007 BMW X5 Fully equipped, only 34,000kms, U4519 NOW $50,999

2008 HYUNDAI SANTA FE LIMITED Leather, sunroof, low kms ONLY $26,900

2007 TOYOTA YARIS HB 3 dr, blue, auto, one owner, local, only 18,464kms, U5372 SALE PRICE $12,495

2007 VOLVO XC90 V8 AWD, 7 pass, rear entertainment, U4449. Was $45,999 NOW $44,999

2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE Pwr group, a/c, Stow ‘N’ Go seats, only 47,501kms, was $16,780 NOW $16,330

2006 VOLVO S60 AWD, turbo, leather, sunroof, U4523 NOW $25,999 2006 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE Auto, sunroof, leather, U0026A. Was $21,999 NOW $19,999 2006 AUDI A4 AVANT 2.0T QUATTRO U4510 NOW $25,999 2005 VOLVO V50 T5 Auto, sunroof, alloys, U4515 $20,999 2004 SUBARU OUTBACK AWD, sunroof, leather, U4536 $18,999 2004 MINI COOPER Sunroof, 5 spd, priced to go! U4485A NOW $14,999 2001 HONDA CIVIC SI 5spd, a/c, one owner, only 35,000kms, U91036A $9,999

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2006 BMW X3 Premium & Activity packages, AWD, park assist, leather, loaded, U5314. Was $29,995 MANAGER’S SPECIAL $26,995

2008 LEXUS LS 600HL Smokey granite on black leather, 19” wheels, navigation, back up camera, bluetooth, beautiful. SAVE HUGE $80,990 2008 LEXUS RX 350 Fully loaded, silver on tan. $45,990 2008 LEXUS ES350 White on tan, local, one owner, spoiler, low kms. $33,990 2007 LEXUS GX470 Only 32,000kms, ash blue on grey leather, fully loaded, local, Lexus Certified. $49,990

2007 ACURA LTD Leather, a/c, sunroof, low kms ONLY $21,530

2006 TOYOTA MATRIX Auto, a/c, keyless entry, one owner, local, silver, 82,000kms, U5375. Was $15,995 NOW $13,995

2007 HYUNDAI TUCSON GL Manual, a/c, only 65,000kms, 2.0L, fwd ONLY $14,930

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

2007 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA UNLIMITED EDITION Auto, pwr group, only 40,000 kms ONLY $26,800

2006 LEXUS SC430 CONVERTIBLE Black beauty, just in time for spring, loaded, only 29,530kms, U5319 MANAGERS SPECIAL $43,495

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

2002 VW BEETLE GLS One owner, local, ony 78,000kms , 5 spd manual, very clean U10815A $10,995

2006 LEXUS RX 400H Only 58,000kms, local $36,990

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

2006 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE Only 72,000kms $17,990

2002 ACURA EL Only 80,000kms, a/c, auto, 4dr, very clean SALE PRICE $9,995

2004 ACURA EL Fully loaded, Aero kit, silver on black $12,990

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2006 INFINITI M45 SPORT Fully loaded, only 45,000kms, was $32,900 NOW $31,430

SOLD SOLD

2005 HYUNDAI SONATA GL Auto, only 87,520kms, was $9,995 NOW $8,930 2002 GMC SONOMA Auto, low kms, was $9,995 NOW $7,890

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2007 TOYOTA 4RUNNER LIMITED V8, navigation, silver, grey leather, only 39,700kms, local, U5383 SALE PRICE $36,995

2008 LEXUS RX 400H Lexus Certified $49,990

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2007 LEXUS IS250 AWD, blue on tan, only 43,000kms, Lexus Certified $34,990 2007 TOYOTA TACOMA Yamaha Edition, red on gray, only 15,000 kms. $32,990

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A50 – North Shore News – Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Quality Pre-Loved Inventory 2009 Dodge Journey SXT

7pass,V6,only 33,000kms,silver,one owner,local,dual exhaust,19”wheels, BCAA inspected,P5437 Pre-Loved Special $22,900

The North Shore’s Best 2004 Mercedes Benz CLK 500 Sports Coupe auto, local, only 82k, sunroof, leather, heated seats, spotlessly kept. $24,850

2003 Mercedes Benz E500 4dr Sedan auto/Tiptronic, local, panorama roof, only 73k, spotless. $23,850

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Stow‘N’Go

2000 Porsche Boxster “S” Convertible 6 spd manual, local, only 80k, well serviced & spotlessly kept. $23,850

2008 JeepWrangler

2003 Mercredes Benz E320 (newer shape), auto, local, only 47K, spotless. $21,850

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4x4,6spd,black,soft top,local,one owner, warranty,BCAAinspected,P5425 Pre-Loved Special $16,988

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

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2002 Mercedes Benz CLK 320 Coupe auto, local, sunroof, only 76k, exceptional $16,850 2004 Toyota Rav 4 auto, local, a/c, pwr group, only 60K, spotless $15,850

2008ToyotaTacomaTRD Crew Cab 4X4,V6,auto,blue,alloys,pwr group, BCAA inspected,P5421 Pre-Loved Special $33,988

2008 Jeep Patriot 4x4 Limited white,leather,sunroof,heated seats,auto, 4cyl,39,000kms,BCAA,P5412 Pre-Loved Special $20,988

2008 Chrysler 300Touring Grey,power windows & locks,V6, automatic,alloys,43,000kms,P5442 Pre-Loved Special $16,988

2008 Jeep Patriot 4x4

Alloys,25,000kms,power group,jeep green, warranty,automatic,P5378A Pre-Loved Special $18,988

2007 Jeep Compass

4x4,pwr options,auto,silver, only 23,200kms,one owner,local, BCAA inspected,P5427 Pre-Loved Special $16,900

2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4,navigation,trailer tow,sunroof, leather heated seats,one owner,local, fully appointed,P5412 Pre-Loved Special $19,988

2005Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 5spd,yellow,alloys,power group,sunroof, 57,000kms,st#10062A Pre-Loved Special $14,988

2004 Chrysler Pacifica

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2003 BMW 325i 4dr, auto/ Steptronic, local, sunroof, only 52K, immaculate $14,850 2005 Ford Escape XLT 4x4, auto, local, leather, pwr seats, alloy wheels, pwr group, only 85K, spotless $13,850 2002 Acura 1.7EL 4dr, auto, local, leather, sunroof, 141k, spotlessly kept. $8,850 1999 Volvo V70 T5 Station Wagon auto, local, leather/suede upholstery, sunroof, CD changer, 155k, sold previous by us and very well kept $8,850 2003 Honda Civic, 4 dr, auto, local, pwr group, a/c, only 66k, spotless. $7,850 2000 Acura Integra GS 2dr Coupe 5spd manual, local, leather, sunroof, CD, a/c, pwr windows & locks, only 67k, spotlessly kept. $7,850

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Carpentry

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8073

Drainage

Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Drainage installation & repair. 604-327-3086

FRIENDLY, Professional, Crown mouldings, baseboard, casings rough framing. 778-233-0559 HOME & Yard Carpentry. Small jobs. Bsmt, floors, concrete form, drywall. Francisco 604-710-9837 www.chulavistalandscaping.ca PERFECT FITZ RENOS Home Services. repairs, decks, plumbing/electrical. Paint, renos. Marshall 604-312-4937

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8075

Drywall

8050

Chimney Services

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8055

Cleaning

$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com A DEPENDABLE Cleaning Co. $18/hr. 604-505-8658 Licensed Insured Reliable A PASSION FOR CLEANINGIndependent, Professional, over 20 years cleaning exp, Also avail in personal assistant capacity for shopping and errands. Mature, Reliable & Efficient. $25/hr. Call Susan @ 604-255-9692 HOUSEKEEPER BLDGS, houses, hotel, office or retail cleaning 8yrs exp. 604-982-0075 QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522 TOP NOTCH HOUSECLEANING Our customers have been with us for years. Call 604-329-5562

8060

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

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Fencing/Gates

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

Spring Discounts cedar fence & gates, install, repair removal Euro craft Erwin&John 778-322-8645

8110

Floor Refinishing

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8125

Gutters

ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321

Electrical

The current choice serving the Lower Mainland for more than 15 years. All Kinds of Work and Reasonable Rates.

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8130

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SPRING GARAGE SALES

CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101 DD HAUL & DELIVERY Service delivered with pride. Loads from $30 each. David 604-512-7471

8150

Kitchens/Baths

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#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

8155

Landscaping

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Hauling

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8135

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Carpet/Flooring Installation

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Excavating

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QUALITY CARPENTRY Handyman new reno home studio shed deck Affordable 604-928-5350

8040

8087

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

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Part of RJR group

604-202-6118

8160

Lee Gardener: Lawn maint. Free est. Spring clean-up, power raking, trim, Hedges 778-986-6662 NORTH SHORE ARBORIST SERVICE. Exceptional work at low rates. 25 yr exp 604-721-4065 PACIFIC LANDSCAPING lawn installations, retaining walls, pavers drainage etc 839-1225 PAVING STONES www.iterways.ca ★604-657-3614★ WESTCOAST HOME & Property Service. New landscapes, patios, lawns, any style of wall & painting free est•great rates 604-628-8786

604-926-1526 604-726-9153 DHALIWAL GARDENING & LANDSCAPING Full yard maintenance, trimming, pruning, new & re-landscaping Residential • Commercial

604-889-0263

A. A. BESTPRO Garden Service Lawn maint, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988 Cert. horticulturists 604-518-5661 Scott H. Design & Maintenance KatsuraLandscaping.ca ★CNN Specialize in ★Weeding, maintenance, Garden Work etc ★ Free est. Nick 778-840-6573 Eagleview Landscaping.. Res. & Comm. Paving stone install & repair. Free quotes 604-929-7279 Serafina Garden Services Maint. & design, cleanups, organic food reas rates 604-984-4433 ENGLISH LANDSCAPER gardener, 30 yrs exp, complete garden maint. Les 604-209-8853 GREEN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Hedge trimming, tree pruning, yard maint, powerwashing. Mike 983-3586 LAWNS Jungle George Your North Shore Resident Lawns Garden & Yard Cleanups Hedges & Trees * George’s cell 604-317-3552

M. GILL Gardening - Lawn care. Com & Residential, Power raking, Fertilize, Weed Hedge Trims,

Prune. Free Est. 604-765-4922

ROOTS OF CHANGE Garden Specialists Weeding Pruning Cleanup Pearce 778-928-9336 S & W GARDENING SERVICE Comm/res maint, clean-up. Japanese Gardener 604.986.0059

8175

Masonry

BILLY’S STONEWORK specializing in retaining walls, staircasing & paving stones. 778-866-8569 STONE WORK Retaining walls, facing, cultured stone. 604-603-2576 tymerstonework.com

T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117


HOME SERVICES 8180

Home Services

NORTH SHORE Home Services Windows, gutters, power washing 604-988-5294

Moving & Storage

8185 AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

1, 3, 5 or 7 Ton

45

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

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Call ThE Experts TAILORING

AFFORDABLE QUALITY PAINTING. Tidy, honest. 19 yrs North Shore. John 604-980-5454

IVY PRO STITCH

ALL-WAYS PAINTING Professional quality with competitive pricing 604-985-0402

Alterations, Tailoring, Making Wedding Dresses, Men's Suits, Leather Jackets, Hems

FREE ESTIMATES

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Moves Seniors Discount www.affordablemoversbc.com

604-537-4140

AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885 EAGLE EYE Soar with the best It’s your move 778-883-2538 MODERN MOVING - 1,3,5 Ton Truck local & long distance moves - competetive prices778-991-0229 or 778-317-6908 MOVING? Local • Long Distance Free estimates 604-318-7799

8193

Oil Tank Removal

ALL-PRO

OIL TANK REMOVAL

Experienced, Professional Detection & Removal of Underground Oil Tanks. Quality Guaranteed. Competitive Prices.

778-223-8265 TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Specialists Tanks - pumped, filled, removed res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

CANSTAR PAINTING The Quality You Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ EXCELLENT PRICES ★ Free Est./Written Guarantee

No Hassle Quick Work Insured/WCB

778-997-9582 AAA PRECISION PAINTING Interior/Exterior Excellent Prices

Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. PAINTING BY BENJAMIN, Interior & Exterior. 25 yrs exp. For Estimate. Call 604-618-4288

PROFESSIONAL PAINT JOB Int/ext, top quality paint, free est. 778-773-0474

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220 BBM

Plumbing Big Boss Mechanical

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE Renovations Big or Small. Water Lines without Digging Broken Water Mains & Sewer Mains. Hot water Tanks, Plugged Drains, Toilets, Tubs, Leaky Faucets & Broken Pipes.

★ Good Quality Service ★ Fully Licenced & WCB.

604 729-3864 778 928-9839

Colourwise ™ www.Colourwise.ca Jim 778-232-4063

FAIRWAY PAINTING

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

7291234

JB’s PAINTING • From $99 per room • Professional • Reliable • Licensed & Insured • North Shore co. est. 2001

8220

Plumbing

8240

SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $65/HR. Same

Renovations & Home Improvement

8225

A Guaranteed Lowest Price • Power washing • Window cleaning • Gutter cleaning/repairs • WCB insured • Free Estimates

West Coast

Home Services.ca

604-984-4147

ALL-WAYS Pressure Washing Driveways, sidewalks, patios & houses. Free est 604-985-0402

BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca BATHROOMS & more. 40 yrs on the North Shore. Working within your budget. 778-387-3626 BEARING WALLS removed, floors leveled, cathedral ceilings, garage leveled, door and window openings. 604-787-7484 BUILDPROS.CA Additions, renovations, kitchen, bath. GVHBA, Renomark. Alex, 604-780-8118

DIMAN DEVELOPMENTS.

Heating & Gas Fitting Licensed Plumber

PRO KING MAINTENANCE Pressure washing, window cleaning, gutters, painting, small reno’s WCB, 15yrs exp... 604-780-2224

JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. HOME RENOVATIONS

Drainage & Plumbing Inc. Drain Tiles, Main Sewer Lines, Underground Video Inspection, Kitchen & Bathroom Sinks & Tubs, Plugged Drains, Toilets, Excavation Service, Broken Water Mains & Pipes, Dripping Taps

604-618-4988 778-836-5940

10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com

DELBROOK

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 604-729-6695

PLUMBERS

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

Quality Home RENOVATIONS Kitchens • Bathrooms Basements • Additions Decks • Stairs 25 years Experience • Fully Licensed & Insured

Full Renovation & Design Services

604.690.6456 Total Renos, Additions Build New Homes Kitchens, baths, drywall, painting, new garage, roofs, decks, driveways - asphalt, concrete or pavers, drain tiles, landscaping, excavating 604-985-8270 www.a-diamondhome.com

604-728-3009 jkbconstruction.com

LUMA Drywall Boarding, taping, texture, steel stud, t-bar, 30 yrs exp. Call Luke 604-721-6003 MILLION HOME Renovation Co. Quality skilled workers, 18 yrs exp Free Est. Call 604-868-6833 ON SITE Reno’s. Custom Kitchen & bath, interior finishing etc. Call Mike 604-351-9316 www.onsiterenovations.com RENOVATIONS: FROM Rendering to Reality. Visit ccirenos.com and look for our listing on Sundays. 604-980-8384 SMALL JOBS WELCOME RENOVATION Crown Mouldings · Drywall · Painting · Flooring, ★ Call 604-771-2201, 771-5197

Clean Sweep?

Reliable Local Company

HOT WATER TANKS & Plumbing Max 604-506-6544

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

Custom Bath & Kitchen We also do Drywall, tiles, flooring, painting, ceiling, finishing carpentry, sundeck, fences, siding, sheds and basement improvement. Free estimates and WCB Call Michael 604 836 9628

PHD PLUMBING & HEATING Drainage, renos, bsmt specials. 10% seniors’ disc. 604-897-0503

604-728-3009

•Residential Roofing •Siding and Window Installations •Aluminum Awnings and Railings •Rain Gutter Replacements •Drainage Installations and Repairs Member BBB - Member RCABC Full Liability Coverage and WCB Designated Project Managers and Third Party Inspections

Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate Quote code 1969 for a 5% discount

www.crownresidentialroofing.com

Right roofs Right price Right here

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

604-984-9004

8255

Rubbish Removal

A+

All Season Roofing

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

Sell it in the Classifieds!

604

630.3300

8309

ETNA CERAMIC Tile & Remodelling. Kitchen & Bath Specialists. 30 years exp., Call 778-829-3368. EXP TRADESMAN, tiles, granite, stone, brick & glass blocks. Reas. Zak 604-982-0234 778-773-3537 EXPERT TILING - 25 YRS. EXP. Free estimates, int/ext. Ceramic, porcelain, glass, marble & slate. Call Mike 604-761-4448

Full Service Junk Removal • Demolition • Tree Work • Odd Jobs • Recycling

604.230.4530 greencoastrubbish.com

8310

ROOFING & INSULATION LTD. “IF IT’S ROOFING, WE DO IT!” Residential • Commercial Industrial • Apartments

604-983-0133

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

Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd. 10% Discount: Re-Roof, Repair, Gutter. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957

Top Soil

TRACKSIDE SOIL & STONE LTD.

The North Shore’s only Yardworks Compost Pro Soil Dealer. – Pick up or delivered – No order is too large or small

Proficient service, meeting all your needs, providing ‘quality workmanship’ Delivered with pride. Loads from $30 each Please call David

Call 604.986.7624 six days a week

Bulk orders available

1600 Barrow Street N.V.

604-512-7471

(down the block from the Lynnwood Hotel)

#1 TRAILER TRASH BOYS

Dalton Trucking Ltd. Special: Top soil $15/yd. Sand gravel, trucking etc 604-986-6944

We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195 ACKER’S Rubbish Removal pick-up & deliveries. Quick. 7 day Fast / reliable. Spencer 924-1511

Now Accepting Green Waste

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable.

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

BIN THERE DISPOSAL Bin rentals. U load. Same day 604-980-7600, 729-BINS (2467) 7 days - www.binthere.com

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)

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

NORTH SHORE ARBORIST SERVICES Exceptional work at low rates. Tree removal, windowing, pruning, shaping & general yard work. Fast Courteous Service 25 yrs exp • WCB Insured 604-721-4065

20 year Labour Warranty available

604-591-3500

Tiling

TILE SETTING $63/hr. Setting materials / gst incl. 778-839-7464 www.kushogcontracting.com

DD HAUL & DELIVERY

Alin Maintenance Services •Roof •Chimney •Skylight; Repairs •All Leak Problems! 604-319-2229

• General Contracting • Project Management • Consulting & Design • New Construction • Large or small Residential Renovations & Repairs

www.jkbconstruction.com

Roofing

★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153 DISPOSAL BINS 10 - 40 yard bins. Lowest rates! disposalking.com 604-306-8599 ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193

8305

Sun Decks

A. A. BESTPRO Tree Service LTD. Tree top trim, Hedge Trimming, Pruning, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988 Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745

A North West Roofing Specialist in Re-Roofing & Repair, Free Est 10% disc, BBB, WCB, Liability Insured. Jag 778-892-1530

Call today 604-328-5554 www.arnoldwendell.com

Three time Georgie Award Finalist National Sam Award Finalist Georgie Award for Best Renovation “Why Trust Your Renovation To Anyone Else”

8250

WESTCOAST ROOFING SYSTEMS

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

Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000 Repairs, Renovations & Updates Licensed/Insured. 604-916-7594

Roofing

Power Washing

GLOBAL

RED SEAL

8250

604-987-7325

FORMWORK AND Framing crew avail immediately. 26 yrs exp. Call Danny 604-728-5685

604-987-7473 604-721-6075

604-985-0567

day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

POWER WASHING sidewalks, garages, houses, driveways. Low rates, refs 778-686-7027

PLUMBING LTD

• Drain Cleaning • Hot Water Radiation • Gas Fireplaces • Water Piping • Duct alterations

Repair Service 24 Hours

HOME SERVICES

Renovations & Construction. Mano, 604-990-1671/230-7970 www.dimandevelopments.com

North Shore Co.

604-773-4549

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room $167. Int-ext, full WCB. 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700

• Warm Air Furnaces • Heating Boilers • Water Heaters

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

North Shore Home Services. Power Washing, Window & Gutter Cleaning. 604-988-5294

Insured/WCB

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

Providing Excellent Service on the North Shore for the past 12 years!

604.990-8833

DENALI PAINTING − Int. & Ext. Reliable, Insured, WCB. Free Est Reasonable Rates. 778 320-4438

Free Est/Written Guarantee

778-881-6096

Walters Plumbing & Heating Co.

836 W. 15th Street North Vancouver

$

From Been in business for over 10 years Packing, Office & Piano moving specialist

PLUMBING GRAND OPENING

DECK WIZARD - Ask a Pro! Replace Vinyl & Wood Decking, Repairs, Rebuilds, Stone patios, fencing. Est 25 yrs, Warr. 778-231-6072

8335

Window Cleaning

NORTH SHORE Home Services Gutter & window cleaning, Power Washing Est 1963. 604-988-5294

Looking to do some

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


Smart customers always read the fine print. † Features listed are standard on 2011 Eclipse GT-P and 2011 Eclipse Spyder GT-P. Technical data, equipment and options are based on the latest information at time of printing and are subject to change without notice. ◊ For all purchase financing offers, customers must sign contract and take delivery from dealer by May 31, 2010. Purchase financing at 0% APR available through Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of Montreal for up to 60 months on all new 2011 Eclipse and 2011 Eclipse Spyder models. Financing example: 2011 Eclipse GS (CE24-K C23)/2011 Eclipse Spyder GS (CE28-B C09) with an MSRP of $25,978/$31,978 financed at 0% over 60 months equals $433/$533 a month with a cost of borrowing of $0 and a total obligation of $25,978/$31,978. All offers available only through participating dealers to qualified retail customers in Canada and are only on approved credit. See participating dealer for details. 2011 Eclipse GT-P/2011 Eclipse Spyder GT-P models shown with an MSRP of $34,778/$37,498. MSRP includes up to $1350 in freight for cars and $1450 in freight for SUVs, up to $100 in air tax, and up to $30 in environmental handling fees. Taxes, PDI, PPSA, registration, insurance, licensing, administration fees, documentation fees, other dealer fees, and any additional provincial government fees are not included. * Whichever comes first. Regular maintenance not included. See dealer or mitsubishi-motors.ca for warranty terms, restrictions and details. Not all customers will qualify. ** Best backed claim does not cover Lancer Evolution and Ralliart models. See dealer or Mitsubishi-motors.ca for Education Edge terms, conditions, and other details. ® MITSUBISHI MOTORS, BEST BACKED CARS IN THE WORLD are trade-marks of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. and are used under license.

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North Shore News May 19 2010