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Water main break closes LV roads

Rupture creates sinkhole, floods eight homes James Weldon

EIGHT North Vancouver homes were flooded Monday afternoon when an aging water main burst at the intersection Lynn Valley and Hoskins Roads.

The rupture washed out part of the roadbed, creating a sinkhole four metres wide and two metres deep. Fire and municipal crews responded to the area, turning off the main and sealing the thoroughfare to traffic, but not before the water and debris had reached nearby homes. Eight houses were affected, with damage ranging from flooded lawns to flooded basements. Firefighters helped to pump out and clean up the residences, while municipal employees worked through the night to repair the pipe and backfill the hole. The break took place at about 3:45 p.m. and the road was reopened at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday. Therupturedmainwasoneof the district’s notorious asbestoscement water pipes. Installed in municipalities throughout North America last century, the obsolete conduits have earned a reputation for failing as they age. Although asbestos-cement pipes make up just a quarter of the district’s 360-kilometre network, they account for almost three-quarters of the 20 failures the municipality responds to on average annually. The district’s plan is to phase aging pipes out gradually over time, switching out a total of three to five kilometres of conduit each year at a cost of roughly $3 million. At the current rate, all the A-C pipe should be gone by 2027.

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

A broken water main creates a giant sink hole on the corner of Lynn Valley Road and Hoskins Road Monday afternoon. Eight houses were flooded, and rocks, mud and debris collected over nearby side streets.

Council rolls over on Seawalk dog trial proposal Niamh Scallan

CITY of West Vancouver councillors tightened the leash on dogs and their owners during a council meeting Monday night by unanimously quashing an appeal to allow canines access to a pedestrianonly section of the municipality’s Seawalk pathway.

The council decision responded to a strong public backlash against the proposal. “I appreciate the massive public sentiment and opinion that has come forward about retaining the sanctity of having a people-only section of the Seawalk,” said Coun. Shannon Walker. Councillorsopenedthefloortoconcernedresidents before discussing the proposal to open the waterside walkway from 13th Street to Dundarave Park to onleash dogs for a trial period in September. Nearly 50 people were present and several stepped

up to voice their concerns over the contentious debate that has divided the community. “It’s my understanding that today in West Van we’re all about inclusion, not exclusion,” Clyde Avenue resident and dog-owner Rebecca Black said. “By drawing lines in the sand, we are creating sides rather than coming to a good solution to this problem.” Both dog owners and members of the West See On-leash page 3

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - North Shore News - A3

Fuel cell no longer powers car wash

End of government grant makes hydrogen too costly to use James Weldon

NORTH Vancouver’s hydrogenpowered car wash, part of the province’s touted Hydrogen Highway, has not been powered by hydrogen since the beginning of April. The Easywash eco-friendly car wash at Main Street and Mountain Highway has been running on electricity from the public grid for the past 3½ months, ever since government funding for the demonstration project expired. The facility, which opened in 2006, boasts a number of green features, including

water recycling, rainwater collection, the separation of oil from wastewater, a LEEDcertified building and other technologies designed to reduce its ecological impact. In September 2007, with the help of funding from the provincial and federal governments, a $1.2-million industrial fuel cell was installed on site, which used waste hydrogen from nearby chemical manufacturing facilities to supply most of the carwash’s peak energy needs. At times of low use, the company even sold power from the cell to the public grid. The facility has been highlighted by the province as a component of the Hydrogen Highway, a project sponsored by technology firms and government agencies to demonstrate the potential of the gas as a fuel. The project, given special prominence during the 2010 Olympics, also features hydrogen-powered buses and light vehicles, fuelling stations and other components. The car wash still appears on the Hydrogen Highway website and, as of

Tuesday, the Easywash website still stated it was powered by the gas. But on March 31, the fuel cell’s funding expired, the device was shut down and the car wash reverted to drawing power from BC Hydro. The cell will be dismantled over the next couple of weeks. The fuel cell was not self-sustaining, economically, said Colin Armstrong, whose company, Sacré-Davey Innovations, purified and compressed the waste hydrogen used in the project. The gas simply isn’t used widely enough for the costs to stay down, he said. About 70 per cent of the fuel cell’s costs were covered by a grant from provincial and federal governments. The car wash project was only intended to show the concept could work, which it did, said Armstrong. Laura-lee Normandeau, co-founder of Easywash, said the car wash remains eco-friendly due to its other low-impact practices. The company’s website just hasn’t been updated, she said.

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

THE Easywash car wash is still eco-friendly thanks to a host of other design features.

man On-leash dog routes set for Ambleside NV guilty

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Vancouver Dog Group — a group promoting the inclusion of dogs in the community — were on hand at the meeting to press for changes to the current bylaw. “Dog and non-dog owners have something very important in common,” dog group member Mary Charette said. “We all want to be treated with respect. The Seawalk is not a dog-free zone — it is an inconsistent and confusing area of on- and offleash areas.” But several residents aired their concerns that on-leash dogs would negatively impact the pedestrian-only segment of the Seawalk. Sanitation, residents’ fear of dogs, and overcrowding of the Seawalk path were among the issues raised by residents at the meeting. “The Seawalk is the jewel of West Vancouver’s crown,” Tower Hill resident Simon Lucas said. “We should be preserving this place for people.” “I think we should leave it alone and leave it to be enjoyed by the people who are on their feet,” Marine Drive resident David Adams added. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Following an hour of public input, councillors reviewed a June 2010 staff report on the results from a community consultation process regarding the proposal to allow dogs on the Seawalk. A lively discussion amongst councillors resulted in an agreement to follow staff recommendations to maintain the Animal Control Bylaw that bars dogs from the paved stretch of the Seawalk between 13th Street and Dundarave Park. “This is our best community recreational asset,” Coun. Michael Smith said. “The only way we can make changes is if there was a broad public consensus to make changes. Here, by our own survey, its split right down the middle . . . we have to leave the status quo in place.” Councillors also addressed dog owners’ concerns by agreeing to pass staff recommendations to improve dog-walking infrastructure. The Animal Control Bylaw was amended to allow on-leash dogs on designated routes through Ambleside Park. Councillors also committed to provide clearer and more effective signage in on-leash and off-leash areas and along the Seawalk. “There’s a lot of pressure on precious assets and we’re trying to find a fine balance,” Coun. Trish Panz said. “The intent tonight was to come up with better solutions. They certainly aren’t the solutions that everybody wished for but it is about finding that balance.”

of serial burglaries

James Weldon

A man has been found guilty of a litany of offences after he broke into a series of North Vancouver homes and made off with valuables and a stolen car.

NEWS photo Paul McGrath

DOGS and people will continue to walk separate paths along the West Vancouver Seawalk following a council decision to abandon a trial that would have allowed leashed dogs on the Seawalk itself.

Man has heart attack and dies on Grouse Grind

James Weldon

A Richmond man is dead after suffering a heart attack on the Grouse Grind Friday. The 61-year-old had reached the quarter-mark of the popular mountain trail when he collapsed and fell unconscious. A passerby, seeing the man in distress, stopped to perform CPR while emergency crews rushed to the scene.

District of North Vancouver firefighters arrived at the base of the mountain a few minutes later and made their way up to the patient. When they reached him, about 20 minutes after the call came in, he was in full cardiac arrest. Firefighters took over from the hiker, performing CPR themselves until B.C. Ambulance paramedics reached the site. Crews continued their efforts to revive the man for more than an hour before finally giving up. A B.C. coroner arrived soon after to pronounce the man dead. After a short investigation, his body

was removed from the trail by stretcher. Deputy fire chief Victor Penman said he did not know the man’s level of fitness or preparedness for the hike, as he was not on scene, but he said the tragedy was reason enough to remind the public they must be sure they are ready for the trail before tackling it. “To undergo something of that level of difficulty, you have to be in good physical condition,” he said. “And you have to be properly nourished and properly hydrated. . . . Cardiac arrests on the Grind are infrequent, but it has happened.” The victim’s name has not been released.

North Vancouver resident Robert Logan, 44, was handed the verdict in B.C. Supreme Court June 30. Logan was arrested in June last year when North Vancouver RCMP spotted him driving a stolen car late at night in the 1500-block of Fern Street. When the officers put on their sirens, Logan hit the gas, leading them on a high-speed chase before crashing the vehicle into a driveway. He then got out and ran. The police caught up with him and took him into custody. A search turned up valuables that had been taken from a house in the 900-block of Fairmont Road. Logan had been under surveillance for close to a month at the time. The RCMP had put a tail on him in response to a series of break-and-enters in the area for which they believed he might be responsible. The court found him guilty of burglaries on Fairmont Road, East 10th Street, East 18th Street, Connaught Avenue, East Keith Road and Edgemont Boulevard. He committed the crimes over a three-week period starting May 26 last year. Logan was also found See Guilty page 5

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CNV gives school temporary permit Lions Gate Christian Academy gets 2-year waterfront home

Benjamin Alldritt

LIONS Gate Christian Academy has a temporary new home on the City of North Vancouver’s waterfront.

City councillors voted 6-1 June 28 in favour of granting the private, non-profit school society a temporary use permit for a vacant lot immediately east of Bodwell High School. The society plans to build a single-storey K-12 school out of modular buildings, accompanied by an 11-metre tall fabric-covered gymnasium. There will also be a 50-stall gravel parking lot. The land is owned by Concert Properties, which has ambitions to develop it into a large multi-use neighbourhood. That scheme requires an amendment to the official community plan, and is the subject of an ongoing study by the city and Concert. The lot’s current zoning allows for the land to be used as a school and in fact allows for a much larger

building to go ahead without council approval. But the city has a standing prohibition against temporary buildings and the academy required a permit to proceed. The Christian school recently became homeless when its lease ran out on the Maplewood school building in North Vancouver. While LGCA put in a bid to keep the school, the North Vancouver school district awarded a lease to Kenneth Gordon school, which caters to students with learning disabilities. Lions Gate is still in talks with the school district about taking over one of the recently closed elementary schools, but it appears neither Fromme nor Plymouth is large enough in its current state. While these discussions proceed, LGCA needs a place to reopen in September. The permit allows them two years on the lot, with an option to apply for one two-year extension. Several students, parents and teachers came before council to praise their experience with Lions Gate Christian Academy. “I have attended Lions Gate Christian Academy for six years,” said Luke Reed. “I just finished Grade 9 there. It’s an amazing school. I just want to really say how great that school has been for me. I have done well there thanks to the help of the teachers.

They care about the students.” Coun. Guy Heywood questioned staff about how the school would affect the city’s property tax revenue. As a school, Lions Gate is entitled by provincial legislation to a certain reduction in property taxes worth about $34,000 each year. The school is entitled to ask the city for a further $50,000 discount, but society vice-chairman Rob Tarnowski told council he would not approach the city for the second tax break. “We are experiencing a bit of backwash from the turmoil in the public education system,” said Heywood, a former school trustee. “These temporary solutions are not the ones we should settle on.” Coun. Pam Bookham was the sole vote against granting the permit. “I appreciate the testaments we heard about the quality education provided by this school,” she said. “But I have some serious concerns that people coming to pick up students from the school will, rather than go down the loop by Bodwell, will choose to park in spaces that would otherwise be used by people going to the spa or walking their dogs in Kings Mill Park. “I’m not sure the additional parking can be accommodated successfully.”

Guilty man has prior B&E record From page 3 guilty of theft, possession of stolen property, fleeing a police officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop at the scene of an accident. He’s due to be sentenced Aug. 23. Logan is not new to crime in North Vancouver. On Sept. 27, 2007, he was arrested with another North Vancouver resident. Investigators accused them of breaking into several residences and maxing out credit cards they found there. Logan was later found guilty in that case of break and enter and of possession and use of a stolen credit card.

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A6 - North Shore News - Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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

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ADING into a story about dogs on the North Shore is not something to undertake lightly — sooner or later poop hits the fan when pet owners and non-owners square off on issues of access and hygiene. So we sympathize with District of West Vancouver council. This paper has run only a fraction of the letters it has received on the topic of allowing dogs on the hallowed asphalt of the West Vancouver Seawalk and the majority are passionate in tone. We thought the concept of allowing leashed dogs on the Seawalk for a trial period in September when the crowds have thinned a little was a good one. Dog owners have more control of their pets when leashed, and the trial might have resulted in fewer angry confrontations

than happen with the present system. The so-called “dog run” allows owners to release their pets on one side of a chain-link fence that separates dogs from the Seawalk. The problem is that many dogs range ahead of their owners to the next access point to the dog run, pop out on the Seawalk and run back to their owner. The present system ends up putting dogs on the Seawalk that are unleashed, rather than leashed, and other walkers — some frail — get justifiably angry. We would suggest that if council wants to preserve the status quo on the Seawalk rather than risk political backlash, it should direct staff to ensure the dog-run is “dog-proof”: that is, it should have gates at all access points that keep the dogs on their side of the fence.


I am the speeder I despise Stanley Park editorial is

Dear Editor: I was recently driving along the street where I live (Riverside Drive) when I was stopped by the police for speeding. I was driving 65 km/h where the limit was only 50 km/h. The officer asked me for my papers, but I had left them in the house since I was only going to pick up the kids from the school bus at the corner. When he learned that I live in the neighbourhood he seemed pretty frustrated, so I asked him why. His answer stunned me. He told me: “Look — we were called by you (the people living on this street) because you complained that there are too many people speeding here. We have been here the whole morning. And guess how many people we stopped who do not live on this street? Zero! The only guys who drive like there is no tomorrow are you! You people living here!” This was the moment where it dawned on me. My wife and I had discussed this point a couple of times previously when our kids were playing outside and we saw cars zooming by. We both agreed that the police should do something about this. And here I was, standing on the roadside, just got caught speeding in my own neighbourhood and talking to this nice but frustrated cop. I felt embarrassed. It was not them — it was us! How could this happen? Why are we cursing the cars when we are on our bikes, but as soon as we are behind the wheel all cyclists turn into enemies? Why do we care about our kids when we


are watching them playing outside from behind the kitchen window, but forget them and the others as soon as we are driving? While I was sitting there in my car contemplating my situation the officer suddenly asked me: “Are you a good writer?” Not knowing what to answer, but feeling something extraordinary coming I said I was. “Fine,” he said, “then sit down and write a letter to the North Shore News and explain to them and for all the others out there speeding every day through residential zones what you just learned.” And that’s exactly what I have done. Thomas Rach, North Vancouver

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Dear Editor: Thousands of North Vancouver residents walk to, or are dropped off at, the SeaBus terminal each day, ride the SeaBus, and get off in Vancouver without taking a bus — yet they have to pay the same business day two-zone adult one-way fare of $3.75 as someone who rides the bus all the way from Deep Cove, takes the SeaBus, and then rides the bus as far as Richmond. Shouldn’t there be a cheaper, “ferry-only” SeaBus fare for walk-on/walk-off passengers? Greg Wilson North Vancouver

arrogant and insulting Dear Editor: Grow up! The editorial entitled Alternate Reality addressed the proposed renaming of Stanley Park and was positioned on page eight in the July 4 issue of the North Shore News. Ironically, the piece in question sits directly beneath the page heading of Viewpoint. I found the writer’s tone of arrogance and assumptive speculation nothing more than insulting. The author provides little in the way of personal insight, instead choosing to label those opposed to the renaming of Stanley Park as senseless, fearful racists. Viewpoint, my ass. Attheendofthethirdparagraphandinreference

to the renaming, readers are asked “It’s hard to imagine how such a thing could be negative.” Well my friend, this particular reader believes that regardless of one’s point of view, we, the society of the day, need not take action on every little whim simply because it’s not seen to be negative. There is nothing to fear in acknowledging that wasteful unnecessary indulgence is costly to us all. If you’re going to write under the premise of having common sense, you’d best be on the team. Dave Steele North Vancouver (Editor’s note: The editorial is on page 6.)

Inflammatory rhetoric lacks balance Dear Editor: Re: Viewpoint, July 4. Your inflammatory rhetoric insinuating that I must be prejudiced, fearful and frightened because I happen to think the name of Stanley Park should not be changed illustrates precisely what is wrong with those, such as yourselves, who advocate political correctness without any apparent willingness to engage in intelligent

debate about the merits or otherwise of a proposal. Such an approach is entirely inappropriate in an editorial and a little balance would be welcome. Frank Jarman West Vancouver (Editor’s note: Squamish Chief Ian Campbell, in his interview with the CBC, said he was open to a dialogue on the topic.)





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Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - North Shore News - A7

Who is representing whom?

“Six business groups asked for a judicial review of the anti-HST petition earlier this week, claiming that the draft bill deals with a matter that is not within the jurisdiction of the legislature and fails to meet requirements to be clear and unambiguous. The groups include the B.C. Chamber of Commerce and associations representing the forestry and mining industries, independent contractors and convenience stores.” Robert Matas, Globe and Mail, June 30

WHO pulls the strings in British Columbia? Is it the governments we elect by an admittedly flawed but largely democratic process? Is it large multi-national corporations? Is it their representative business boards and associations? How large is the web, and how few are the puppeteers? The president and CEO of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce (BCCC), and chairman of the Coalition of B.C. Businesses, John Winter, now chairs the recently convened Smart Taxation Alliance (STA) — a coalition of industry associations in the province, all of whom support the Campbell government in its implementation of the harmonized sales tax. Declaring itself independent from government, the alliance appears to be modelled on one similar led by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The Ontario chamber announced in a September 2009 release that it was “a

Just Asking

Elizabeth James non-partisan coalition of leaders from the business community” formed to “demonstrate the broad-based support for sales tax reform in Ontario.” Read HST. At what point does “support” become indirect or direct lobbying intertwined with committee work for the activities of government itself? Does anyone accept the claim that the B.C. chamber — or, for that matter, the Smart Taxation Alliance — is independent from government, when the multihatted Winter has had a seat on the premier’s 23-member Small Business Roundtable since it was convened in 2005? Did the lobbying begin two decades or more ago? Does it continue to this day? One might be forgiven for believing so after Anne McMullin, president of the North Vancouver chamber, told North Shore News reporter Benjamin Alldritt on Oct. 23, 2009 that her group supports the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, “which has lobbied for a harmonized tax since 1989.” On more than one level, this statement is troubling: The B.C. Chamber of

Commerce purports to “represent the views of 130 chambers of commerce and boards of trade” and that, as such, “it truly is the voice of B.C. business.” Cursory research, however, suggests those words may be little more than a puffed-up slogan. When surveyed by their executives, a clear majority of chamber-member responses in at least four communities voiced their strong opposition to the HST: ■ 79.8 per cent in North Vancouver (which boasts two Liberal MLAs); ■ 75.68 per cent in Saanich Peninsula; ■ 84.51 per cent in Tri-Cities (Port Moody and the two Coquitlams), and ■ 64 per cent in Kelowna (traditionally a Social Credit/ Liberal stronghold). Those numbers reflect a random Angus Reid poll of 1,612 individual B.C. adults which showed that four out of five would vote to abolish the HST. It would appear that the B.C. chamber’s “voice” has developed a serious case of laryngitis. On another level, it was also troubling to read in the Terrace Daily that, when challenged by a member in attendance at the April 2010 annual general meeting of the Terrace and District chamber, president Colleen Taylor stated that the TDCC was

supporting the position of the B.C. chamber and then continued, “We are talking about a membership survey.” Talk about putting the cart before the horse. It was hardly surprising to note that more than one fellow TDCC member echoed Walter Fricke, who is reported as saying, “Make sure all the members (who support the HST) proudly advertise their (chamber) membership so I know where not to shop.” So far, I have found no evidence that a Terrace survey ever took place; and the same might have been true in North Vancouver, had several NVCC members not demanded a say on whether or not to support the tax. Remarkable to note is that, under the heading News or elsewhere on the websites of chamber after chamber, there was no discussion of the looming HST, unless it was to announce that Finance Minister Colin Hansen was scheduled to speak to invited members to “explain” his government’s position on the tax. Explain. Educate. Patronize. Hansen’s government would have business owners and citizens alike believe that, if people would only understand, everyone would rush on board to pay the tax. Does he really not get it? See BCCC page 8

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A8 - North Shore News - Wednesday, July 7, 2010

municipalities Not guilty of assault on ‘intruder’ BCCC: impede economic growth

A North Vancouver man has been found not guilty of assaulting his former boyfriend after a drunken spat between the two men spiralled downwards into fisticuffs in November of last year.

Judge Carol Baird Ellan of the North Vancouver provincial court found Grant Einar Rogers, 31, not guilty of assault causing bodily harm against former boyfriend Bradley Chapple, who suffered a broken nose and cuts to his head during the fight. Rogers also had his forearm broken in the altercation. According to court documents, the fight broke out in a taxicab after the two men were returning to Rogers’ apartment after a drunken night out on the town. Following the fight, Rogers told Chapple to go home. But instead, Chapple followed Rogers into the apartment building where the argument escalated in the lobby and

later outside Rogers’ apartment door. Chapple testified that Rogers punched him in the head, while Rogers told the judge Chapple started the fight outside the apartment. The two ended up wrestling and fighting inside the apartment where Rogers said Chapple tried to break his laptop computer, stereo and other household items and pushed him into a coffee table. Police said when they arrived Chapple was lying on his back among various smashed items, covered in blood which was also smeared on the walls and floor of the apartment. In finding Rogers not guilty of the assault, Baird Ellan noted that Chapple had elected to go up to the apartment even though it was clear he was not wanted there. Because he was an “unwelcome intruder,” Rogers was justified in using “reasonable but not excessive force” to deal with the situation, she ruled. — Jane Seyd

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From page 7 More and more, it seems British Columbians and/or their municipalities are under siege to big business. First, the two North Vancouvers were forced to repay and revise their taxation schedule for port-industry Western Stevedoring — an ongoing combined loss of $1 million in annual revenue to those communities. Next was the refusal of Catalyst Paper to pay a total of $23 million in municipal taxes to four coastal municipalities. There is much more to come on this ongoing saga. Having lost three of its cases, the company has appealed to the provincial government for an overall change to the tax structure. Suffice it for now to report that, according to www.foresttalk. com, the B.C. chamber is citing the tax protests by Catalyst and TimberWest in its own call for change on municipal taxes. “There are still many local governments who fail to realize who employs their tax-paying residents,” says BCCC, “and as a consequence, they (the municipalities) represent the single largest impediment to economic growth. . . .” These ominous rumblings, in concert with the fact that the HST is expected to transfer $1.9 billion in taxes from large corporations onto the shoulders of tax-weary citizens, should give us all pause to think. Also important to consider is that, by the provincial government’s own reasoning, 98 per cent of jobs in this province are created, not by the shareholders of large — often foreignbased — corporations that donate big dollars to the B.C. Liberal Party, but by local small businesses that employ 50 people or less. So what Minister Hansen needs to understand is that the HST does virtually nothing for small business — quite the reverse in fact, should customers cut back on spending as a result of a seven per cent increase in cost of goods and services. Indeed, our governments and chambers of commerce could better serve their communities by working with UBCM and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business to consider measures by which to redress the imbalance of municipal property taxes on businesses compared to private properties. (I’ll have more to say on that front in an upcoming column. ) Nowhere is that more important than here on the North Shore, where municipal governments might wish to review both their service agreements with local branches of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce and the prevailing property tax formula.

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Civic Centre Redevelopment Update

Redevelopment of the City’s Civic Centre is scheduled to occur between June 2010 and September 2011. This work will include redeveloping the former library building, renovations to areas of City Hall and further enhancements to Civic Plaza. Please note, the lower east entrance to City Hall is currently inaccessible. This entrance will remain closed until September 2011. Beginning July 8, access to the upper doors near the Finance and Engineering Departments will also be closed. During this time, all visitors are asked to access City Hall from the main 13th Street entrance. For more information, visit

2009 Annual Municipal Report

City Council will consider the 2009 Annual Municipal Report at a Public Meeting on Monday, July 12. Copies of the Council Report are available from the Corporate Services Department and at Residents are encouraged to review the document and provide feedback.

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Tuesday, July 20 from 7pm to 9pm Theme: Reinventing Our Food System - Urban Farming in the City

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources and obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for the future of our food and our planet. Following the film, Councillor Keating will lead a lively discussion about urban farming in the City. Details at 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604.985.7761 | Fax: 604.985.9417 |

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Saturday and Sunday, July 17 & 18 Burrard Dry Dock Pier & St. Roch Dock The Lower Lonsdale Business Association is hosting the 4th Annual Party at the Pier. This unique maritime celebration includes family-friendly entertainment and activities throughout the weekend. Sinfonia Orchestra Brass Spectacular will kick off the festival on Saturday, July 17 at 7:30pm, with an evening concert on the Pier. Entrance by donation. On Sunday, July 18 enjoy a day of FREE entertainment from 11am - 4pm, featuring a variety of award-winning musical guests, roving performers, face painters, a bouncy castle, interpretive tours and the Seaspan tugboat ballet. Plus, a great selection of food and beverage will be available for purchase. Take advantage of the free bike valet on Sunday and leave the car at home. The South Korean Navy Vessel ROKS Yang Man Choon will be moored at the Pier and open for public tours on July 18 from 11am - 5pm. Details at

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Landmark plywood centre has had its day City approves 60 townhouses Benjamin Alldritt

A distinctive industrial building in the City of North Vancouver will soon be cleared away and replaced with a three-building, 60-unit townhouse complex.

The CertiWood building, at 725 West 15th St., was opened in 1962 as a dedicated testing centre for plywood, a new building See Townhouses page 11

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THE CertiWood Technical Centre at 725 West 15th St., North Vancouver was built in 1962 to test plywood — a new material at the time. Its unique structure and history had some suggesting preserving the building with a heritage designation, but it will be demolished to make way for a townhouse complex.

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“Our first store was only 600 square feet,” says Fraser, “offering 350 products to help people make their travel adventures safer and more organized. We had recently returned from an around the world trip and thought there should be a one stop shop to help travelers.”

“Helping Travellers for 29 years”

Since then, international travel has become commonplace and Gulliver’s became a valued local resource for people heading off around the globe. Fraser and Cathy used their extensive network of contacts to find great new products and hard to find specialty items to make their customers’ trips more memorable.

Now in their 30th year, Fraser and Cathy have decided to retire. “It’s just time to retire,” says Fraser. “You know you’ve been around too long when one of your first teenage customers from 1981 brings in her 12 year old grand daughter to prepare for a school trip.” While his children are not interested in getting involved in the business, Fraser wishes someone would step forward to carry on. “After helping hundreds of thousands of travellers over the years and putting on countless packing and travelling seminars, I hoped a young energetic entrepreneur would continue the concept.”

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Ferry repair impacts Coast sailings

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B.C. Ferries has begun its summer tourist season juggling ships and schedules that operate out of Horseshoe Bay after an engine repair to one of its regular vessels proved more involved than expected. A major $3 million engine repair to the Queen of Surrey will leave the Horseshoe Bay-to-Nanaimo and Horseshoe Bay-toLangdale routes with four ships instead of five for the first half of

Townhouses will be LEED platinum standard From page 9 material at the time. The building features a unique multi-faced roof that was intended to show off the structural uses of plywood. It was designed by architect Ron Thom, who went on to build several private homes on the North Shore as well as numerous university and college buildings in Eastern Canada. He was named to the Order of Canada in 1980. But the Canadian Plywood Association has long since finished their tests and wants to move their offices into a more appropriate building. The CertiWood structure is not on any of the city’s heritage lists, although staff had been considering it. The developer, Adera Equities, has taken a few stabs at a plan for the lot. In October of 2009, they brought forward a plan for a building with a floor surface ratio of 1.4 times the lot size, considerably larger than the 1 FSR settled on for the area by the recent Marine Drive planning study. Adera also managed to irritate several councillors by trying to drum up neighbourhood support for the larger design after it was rejected. The plans that were unanimously approved at city council June 28 call for three three-storey buildings with a total FSR of 1, as required by council. The developer also got approval for another 5,586 square feet of building in return for a range of environmental features. The townhouses will be the first residential building in British Columbia to be built to a LEED platinum standard. The project will include solar water heating, wastewater heat recovery, and a particularly effective heating envelope. Although he voted in favour of the project, Coun. Rod Clark said he was unconvinced the city was getting enough in return for the density bonus. “It seems like a lot for environmental benefits,” he said. “I don’t see these as city benefits so much as for their marketing brochures. If we’re giving up 12.5 per cent, I want to see benefits.” “This is a good project,” said Coun. Craig Keating. “It adds to the neighbourhood. It’s a beautiful building.”






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the summer. Deborah Marshall, spokeswoman for B.C. Ferries, said the corporation will still provide the same number of extra sailings to Vancouver Island in July — just at slightly different times. The ferry to the Sunshine Coast will operate with nine extra sailings each week instead of 12. Extra sailings to and from Langdale will primarily be aimed at moving weekend traffic on and off the Sunshine Coast, with late night sailings leaving Langdale and West Vancouver on Friday and Sunday nights. The modified summer schedules from Horseshoe Bay will be in effect until the end of July when the Queen of Surrey is expected back in service. The ship is being repaired at the corporation’s Deas Dock on the Fraser River. The ferry suffered a crankshaft failure May 4 that caused one of its two main engines to seize. Marshall said the repair involved getting a new engine bed plate, which weighs 13 tonnes, shipped in from the engine manufacturer in Germany. One month later, mechanical problems on the in-fill vessel, the Queen of Coquitlam, resulted in cancellation of service for several hours following an oil leak from one of its gearboxes. That problem has now been fixed, said Marshall. Marshall said tourist traffic hasn’t been too much of a problem on the ferry routes so far. However that is expected to change soon as school is now out for the summer. Travellers are advised to check schedules and current conditions on B.C. Ferries’ website at

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Ferry Building Gallery exhibition opening

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Featured artists Warren Goodman, Sharalee Regehr, Norm Vipond and Gigi Hoeller celebrate a successful opening. Representatives of the Ferry Building Gallery hosted the opening reception for Interpreting the Landscape at the West Vancouver gallery June 22. The exhibition, which features the work of Sharalee Regehr, Norm Vipond, Gigi Hoeller and Warren Goodman, will remain on display until Sunday. Info:

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IT hasn’t been long, a couple centuries maybe, since most merchants — the baker, the tailor, the shoemaker — lived above or behind their place of work. What we deem as normal, the modern reality of separating our workplace from our place of residence, is actually a relatively new phenomenon. The simple notion of the workplace and the place for living being close together seems genuinely utopian in the context of a world that has the bulk of us travelling en masse each morning to some distant locale in order to perform our vocational duties. The commute is the modern-day curse but the modern-day status quo. But things are changing. Advances in technology are allowing many of us to work effectively from home and, as a result, there’s a growing trend to incorporate well-designed office space into our households. Adding an office to a home can be as simple as renaming a room or as involved as building on a new wing, it all hinges on its intended use. For individuals wishing to create a home office, ask yourself these few questions: How often will you use it? What are your work patterns? When will you be working? Can you afford interruptions or is privacy paramount? Will you be entertaining clients routinely? The answers will generally hint to the best size and location. For individuals desiring isolation from other family members (inquisitive young children come to mind) an office area connected to the master bedroom suite can provide the solitude desired. But the bedroom office creates a dynamic between the place of rest and the place of work that might be unwanted, and entertaining clients there can create a stranger dynamic still. The bedroom office can work well for some and not at all for others. Other individuals might find the bulk of their home office work is “overtime” in nature — evenings and weekends — and they desire a certain connection to the rest


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ADDING an office to a home can be as simple as renaming a room or as involved as building on a new wing. of the household when working there. I find this to be the most common scenario these days and I often incorporate such a space near the family activity zone — the living-dining-kitchen circuit — that allows the user to feel part of the activity while still providing a certain level of detachment when needed. French doors work great for such a space, providing a visual connection even when acoustics require the doors to be shut. Taking over a seldom-used guest bedroom is often an easy and economical use of space when creating a home office. The bedroom is typically contained in nature, allowing for privacy, and is often conveniently adjacent to a bathroom. Incorporate a Murphy bed (a fold-away wall bed) into the layout and the room will work like a charm for both office use and for the occasional guest. For those intending on doing a lot of work from home an office that’s private

and off the main family circuit is your best bet. Locating such a space adjacent to the main entry often works well as it’s typically further away from the heart of the home and allows easy access for clients coming to and from the space. The incorporation of a separate entry door can make the home office more independent still, creating a true stand-alone place of work that’s still inextricably linked to the place you live. If the idea of the 15-second commute from the kitchen to the office is enticing for you then give some thought to incorporating a home office into your life. Give a little thought to how you’ll use it before you lay it out and before you know it you’ll be reading the morning paper when most others are reading the licence plate in front of them. Kevin Vallely is a residential designer in North Vancouver. His website is www.

Ants come from the family Formicidae and the species likely to be found in our region include the odorous house ant (Tapinoma sessile), the pavement ant (Tetramorium caespitum), the pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis), the yellow ant (Acanthomyops spp.), the cornfield ant (Lasius spp.) and the carpenter ant (Camponotus spp.), to name a few. Ants are definitely a pest in the garden, primarily due to their habit of farming of aphids for food, similar to how humans farm cattle. The ants tend, protect and eat the aphids for food. The ants also eat the sticky, sweet secretions that aphids defecate. During winter, ants will carry aphids underground so the aphids can feed on plant roots. In the spring the ants bring the aphids back out into the garden to their summer feeding grounds — our plants. Most ants, not including carpenter ants, do not eat plants or wooden structures, although they may eat pollen See Flood page 14

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Flood entry, nest to control colony From page 13 from a variety of plants. Ants are primarily carnivorous and they are voracious consumers of a variety of garden insects. I can honestly say I never met an ant that I liked. Sorry, but I simply cannot accept their aphid farming activities. To control ants in the garden you have to destroy their homes or make their homes unlivable or make the soil conditions unpleasant to them. Ants don’t like to nest in soils that are wet, cold or waterlogged. They also do not like disturbance of their colonies or entrances. They prefer soils that drain freely and prefer nesting near or under rocks, under concrete, asphalt or brick and anywhere else that drains freely and is warm. These

lifestyle facts can help us to control ants in our gardens. So, what is a person to do to control ants in the garden? I recommend using several integrated control methods simultaneously to achieve the best control. Flooding the ants’ entry holes and nests with water can collapse the soil and force the ants to rebuild. This makes them take time away from farming activities. You may even drown a few. The use of boiling water must be used with caution to prevent plant damage and human injury. Disturb their entry holes, nests and any other areas where they are found. This collapses their homes and makes them spend See Borax page 17

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A pretty parting gift

Annual Report 2009 The 2009 Annual Report will be available online on June 30th at A public meeting will be held on July 19th, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chamber to present the Annual Report and to receive comment from interested residents.

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Or perhaps you are entertaining the thought of organizing a ladies luncheon to celebrate a special milestone? Whatever the reason for your celebratory event it’s always nice to send the guest away with a small token of the day’s festivities. A parting gift of chocolates, cookies or a small gift item is a nice treat for your guests to thank them for coming to the event. You don’t have to break the bank to make these gifts memorable; all you need is a little pre-planning and some creative thinking. Here’s one idea that can be See Display page 17

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Borax controls ants From page 14

time on repair instead of foraging. If you know where the colony is and can dig it up to expose the ants and their eggs, use a shop vacuum to suck up as many ants and eggs as you can, then empty the shop vacuum into a plastic bag and send them to the garbage. You may have to turn over a few rocks or dig up some plants or soil to do this but it is a very effective technique. There are a wide range of home remedies to spray the ants, such as baking soda, vinegar, dish soap and water, cayenne pepper spray, mint, camphor, tansy, bay leaves and clove oil sprays. Baby powder is also reported to deter them. However, all of these sprays are contact killers or they are deterrents that prevent ants from hanging around, so you need to reapply and live with the fact that you are only keeping them at bay and not killing them. The most effective and least toxic control for ants, besides the shop vacuum, is borax. AntBGone, or any similar product will work effectively. If the product does not list borax as the active ingredient then do not waste your money buying it.

It’s in liquid form and it is not a traditional pesticide; it has very low toxicity and is made from borax, a cleaning ingredient. No word on what the carriers or inert ingredients are. The liquid borax in this product combined with the bait makes it irresistible to ants. The ants feed on the liquid borax and take it back to the colony where it’s fed to the rest of the colony. Within a couple of weeks the entire colony dies. To apply it you place a few drops sparingly, along the ant’s runs or near colony entrances so the ants can find it, feed on it and take it back to the colony. You have to reapply the product but it works. I would not use it if it were a toxic and persistent pesticide since I am against the use of traditional chemical pesticides. You still have to treat the product with due care and attention, keep it away from kids and pets, wash your hands after use and so on. If all else fails, get an anteater to do the work for you. Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist, garden designer, writer, lecturer and organic horticulture teacher. For advice contact him at stmajor@shaw. ca.

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done a few days ahead and put aside until the day of the event. Next time you find yourself in your local craft store, such as Michael’s, pick up some of their colourful Chinese food takeout boxes. These little boxes come in a variety of sizes and colours and they make fantastic gift boxes. Decide upon colours that match the theme of your event and be sure to choose a size large enough to fit what you would like to put inside.

Select a co-ordinating ribbon to match your boxes and a few packages of stickers to place on the outside of the box. In addition you will require a couple of packages of coloured tissue paper. For the inside of the container, think about small items such as personalized cookies, chocolates or an item that corresponds to the event’s theme. Examples would be seed packets (for a garden themed party) or perhaps bath salts and soaps for a ladies’ luncheon. Cut a piece of coloured tissue paper large enough to fit inside the box with two

inches overlapping each side. Place your items inside. Fold over the top edges of the box and cut a piece of ribbon to wrap around the outside of the container. Cut with scissors and use a piece of tape to fasten. Apply the small, self-adhesive stickers to the front of the box and attach a small nametag if desired. These finished boxes can be stored away until the day of the party. Display them on a pedestal by the front door for guests to take on their way out the door.

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Bird life at salt marsh varies with seasons

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IT is no secret that our salt marshes are some of our richest, biologically diverse habitats teeming with wonderful plant and animal life, from the microscopic, to worms, crustaceans, birds, mammals, plants and more.

And yet we have not always been kind to salt marsh habitats, often regarding them as “wastelands” to be filled with industrial trash. Thankfully, attitudes have changed but sadly, our present salt marsh habitats, like Maplewood’s, are but a fraction of their former selves. Bathed by daily tidal water, and lashed by winter storm waves at other times, plants and animals living here must be adapted for

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life in “pickle juice.’’ There are remarkable plants like glasswort (Salicornia), whose fleshy stalks have given it the name “sea asparagus.” Goose tongue (a plantain), sedges, grasses and the beautiful golden flowered gumweed are some other plants that flourish here. Sea watch (Angelica) deserves special mention, not only because of its rarity on the North Shore, but also because it is the larval food of the lovely anise swallowtail butterfly. Efforts are being made by the Wild Bird Trust’s Dick Beard to bring it back from extirpation on the North Shore (see details about July’s special guided walk and butterfly event). It is the green plants that form the foundations of food chains in the marsh which not only includes the higher plants, but algae as well — all are vital to the well-being of the habitats. An interesting effect happens over Maplewood’s salt marsh each mid-summer — patches of bright orange colour appears over the plants, from a parasitic plant called dodder, or the “devils innards.” At Maplewood it is parasitic on sea asparagus. Bird life at Maplewood’s salt marsh varies greatly with the seasons. In summer numbers of swallows (violet-green, tree, barn, Northern rough-winged, cliff and possibly bank — six swallows species, and that doesn’t include the purple martins that come to hawk dragonflies that patrol the air.


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OCCASIONALLY, a black bear might ramble through Maplewood’s salt marsh in search of tasty morsels. And if there is a low cloud ceiling, watch for Vaux’s and/or black swifts. Nearby flowers attract hummingbirds — check for two species: Anna’s and Rufous. You might also see common nighthawks, especially on warm summer evenings if there is a good insect hatch, like termites. Shorebirds usually visible in summer include the killdeer (a plover), and the spotted sandpiper (spotty), but there could also be early migrants like Western and pectoral sandpipers, lesser and greater yellowlegs, or dowitchers. Waterfowl also frequent the salt marsh at certain times, especially dabblers like green-winged teal, mallard, Northern pintail and American wigeon. A favourite food of these ducks is sea lettuce, a type of seaweed (Ulva). Raptors seen hunting the marsh can include the bald eagle, Cooper’s hawk and red-tailed hawk. The merlin, a small falcon, like the purple martin, also has a taste for dragonflies. Mammal life of the marsh ranges from small rodents to deer, raccoons, coyotes, weasels and river otters. Deer at Maplewood are called black-tails, a sub-species of the mule deer. Occasionally, a black bear might ramble through in search of tasty morsels. Otters come, of course, to dine on fish along with other fishers like herons, kingfishers and the osprey. Invertebrates are harder to appreciate, since animals like crabs, worms and molluscs are largely hidden from our sight – but they are all vital links in the food webs, and health of the marsh. Maplewood’s salt marsh is a wonderful world alive with fascinating plants and animal life — a vulnerable habitat that cannot take much human disturbance, which means visitors are not permitted into the area except on one special day. A viewing area has now been constructed at the salt marsh’s edge giving visitors an excellent view in all directions. Please join us this Saturday, July 10, at 10 a.m. for a special guided walk at Maplewood’s Salt Marsh. Maybe we can find the ‘devil’s innards.’ Al Grass is a naturalist with Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia, which sponsors free walks at Maplewood Flat Conservation Area on the second Saturday of each month. Meet at Maplewood Flats, 2645 Dollarton Hwy., two kilometres east of the Iron Workers Second Narrows Memorial Crossing. Walks will go rain or shine. For details, visit


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A bike helmet is a lifesaver Parenting Today

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MY friend Ed is married with a beautiful five-year-old son. He finds it too stressful to handle full-time employment. He is comfortable and capable in his role as the primary caregiver for his son. Ed has a head injury and it caused some major changes in his life. But, it is a good life. With the support of his wife and extended family he cares for his son, he cooks dinners, he has friends and engages in physical exercise. He has the injury because he was hit by a car. He was riding his bike along a major

street when the street curved, he followed the curve of the road but the car behind him missed it and went straight. Ed was hit from behind, knocked off his bicycle, did a complete somersault over the bars of the bike and the hood of the car and landed on the roadway. He lived because he was wearing a high-quality helmet. When the paramedics picked him up, they noted that his helmet was in four pieces. Ed spent weeks in intensive care in a coma and over a year in various levels of rehab. But now, he has a wonderful life. Bike helmets save lives. It’s that simple, and we must ensure that our children are wearing helmets every time they ride. Your child’s helmet should be new and bought to fit him today. This is not like sweaters or jackets that you buy a bit big so he can grow into it. It only works if it fits him now. And when you buy it make sure it has a safety standards label. These

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Alison Campbell Contributing Writer

THE theme of this year’s province-wide public library Summer Reading Club is Reading Rocks! While young readers are welcome to read whatever they like, the library has lots of books for all ages about rocks of all sizes and meanings. For the picture book crowd, there’s a recent edition of the William Steig classic, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. A young donkey thinks he has made the most wonderful discovery when he finds a wish-granting pebble, but soon changes his mind when he inadvertently turns himself into a rock. He passes a lonely year on a hillside while his parents frantically search for him. It’s a moving story (maybe especially for adults!), and thankfully it

all ends happily. The 2005 edition (it was originally published in 1969) includes Steig’s acceptance speech for the Caldecott Medal for book illustration. Everybody Needs a Rock is another time-tested picture book that speaks directly to a child about how to find the perfect rock — not too big, not too small, fits well in a pocket, shape is up to you. The illustrations seem to be simple line drawings, but are actually quite sophisticated. Set in a south western landscape of black, white and brown, animals both modern and pre-historic are hidden in plain sight. Chapter book readers can channel their inner rock star with Babymouse: Rock Star! This is the fourth in the graphic novel series about a girl/mouse with a wild imagination. In this outing, Babymouse joins the school band, but finds it pales in comparison to her fantasy life as a rock star. Babymouse is funny, spunky and very pink! For older children and teens there’s Gullstruck Island (also published as The Lost Conspiracy) and Into the Volcano, both featuring rocks in the form of molten lava. Frances Hardinge has created an amazing and completely realized world where volcanoes have personalities and some people have the ability to let their senses leave their bodies and

travel independently. Hathin and her sister are in desperate straits, on the run from deadly and unknown enemies. Hathin communicates with the volcanoes King of Fans, Sorrow, Crackgem and Lord Spearhead in her efforts to

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see damage to the helmet. These helmets can be used for hockey, ice skating and tobogganing. Read the label carefully to ensure you are getting the right helmet for your child. Replace the helmet at least every five years, or when your child is growing and needs a larger one, or when you see any damage. So, now you have the helmet. How do you wear it? Wear it directly on your head, not over a baseball cap, ponytail, or bandana. And don’t put stickers on it as they can interfere with the helmet’s ability to slide smoothly in the case of a crash and they can wear down the outer shell. Pick a helmet with a fun design instead! And never let children wear a helmet on playground equipment. It could get caught and injure your child. In order to check the fit place the helmet level on the head, not tilting backwards or forwards. It should cover the top of the head and sit 2 finger widths above the eyebrows. Use the foam pads, dial or other fitting devices to adjust the fit. Adjust the side straps so that they meet to form a V below each ear. Tighten the front straps, if your helmet tilts back. Tighten the back straps, if it tilts forward. Buckle the chin strap and tighten it so that only 1 finger fits between the strap and the chin. Shake your head up and down and side to side to make sure the helmet is snug! This is known as the 2-V1 Rule. Once this is all done, you then ensure that your child wears it every time he’s biking. The easiest way is to start early. From the time he starts on his first little trike, have him wear a helmet. Make sure he understands that he never rides without one and teach him how to put it on correctly. Most importantly, when you are out on your bike, wear your helmet as well. Kids learn more by watching than by listening. I hate to see families out on bikes with the kids in helmets and the adults bareheaded. It teaches kids that helmets are not really that important and they can hardly wait until they no longer need one, just like Mom and Dad. Kathy Lynn is a professional speaker, broadcaster, columnist and author of Who’s In Charge Anyway? How Parents Can Teach Children to Do the Right Thing. For information or to book Kathy for a speaking engagement, go to her website at

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The Squamish Nation Annual Youth Powwow will take place July 9-11 at Xwemelch’stn, the Capilano 5 Reserve, 100 Capilano Rd., West Vancouver. The event will open at 7 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. This is a drug and alcohol free event that is open to the public. There will be arts and crafts, entertainment and a salmon barbecue. Admission: $5. Info: 1-877-611-7474. 2010 North Vancouver Community Craft Fairs: The North Vancouver Community Arts Council provides an opportunity for the community to experience unique, locallymade crafts by some of the city’s best artisans. There is something for everyone, with free children’s art workshops, face painting and great musical performances, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 10 and 11 at the Civic Plaza, 14th Street and Lonsdale Avenue and Aug. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at Lynn Valley Village, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd.

The West Coast Modern Home Tour will take place Saturday, July 10, noon-4 p.m. followed by a wine reception until 6 p.m. at the Eagle Harbour Yacht Club. The tour will visit iconic examples of West Coast modern design including the 1965 Smith Residence and the 1954 Stegeman Residence. There will be a bus tour and a limited number of self-guided tickets will be available for those who would like to drive their own

vehicles. Tickets: $100. Info: 604-925-7179. Registration: www.westvancouvermuseum. ca or 604-925-7270, program code: 696840 (bus option) or 696481 (self-guided option). Show and Shine Car Show: Everyone is invited to attend this free inaugural show, Sunday, July 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. throughout Edgemont Village, North Vancouver. There will be a variety of activities along with music, food, voting, giveaways and awards for the car owners. Info: www.

Navy Vessels: The City of North Vancouver will welcome two South Korean Navy vessels, the ROKS Yang Man Choon and the ROKS Hwa Cheon, from July 17-21, at the Burrard Drydock Pier, located at the foot of Lonsdale Ave. Public tours will run Saturday, July 17, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, July 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 20 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: www.cnv. org/KoreanNavyVessels. Party at the Pier: Celebrate the maritime community, July

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NOTHING in the world is perfect. Yet — even with all its tribulations — life offers us the potential to grasp moments that transcend, that combine to produce quietly extraordinary experiences we barely comprehend until they are almost past. If we are lucky, they might last an entire day and we’ll realize what we’ve got soon enough to savour it before it’s gone. It began, as it often does, innocently enough. We had booked a round of golf at the Whistler Golf Club and arranged to meet at Gleneagles to breakfast at Larson Station, the new restaurant in the rejuvenated clubhouse complex. It was the kind of grey, drizzly morning that the weatherman was ordering by the truckload in the spring: not quite rainy, but not quite dry. I was joined by friends Andrew Skuse of North Vancouver’s Bio-Pacific Diagnostics, local carpenter Dan Foster and Dan Rothenbush of Lady Jane Landscaping. A confession: I was one of many who were very fond of the old restaurant at Gleneagles. With its seedy charm, casual disdain for culinary trends and good basic food, it was just the place for pre- or post-round grub and I felt the North Shore lost something when it closed. The new dining room was set up to provide a nice view, but I wasn’t willing to switch loyalties easily and arrived with low expectations. Wow. Larson Station is beautiful. As you enter from the clubhouse’s new lobby, there’s a lounge on your left, the dining area on your right and in front of you a view of the sixth fairway, the ocean and the islands beyond. The lounge has a great little bar, flat screen TVs and enough seats for you and all your cronies. There’s also a big patio that, if the sun ever comes out of hiding, will be worth a return visit to explore. Okay, it was pretty, but what about the food? Probably little smidgeons of preciously prepared gastro-art too beautiful to eat, right? Three words: Dungeness. Crab. Benedict. Served with hash brown potatoes. It was early morning so we were working off the breakfast menu, but selections were interesting, portions generous, prices reasonable and quality high. There are favourites like omelettes, waffles, French toast and eggmeat combos, but there is also organic bison hash, an egg white omelette option and some creative scramble combinations. Main course prices started at $8.95 for two free run eggs with your choice of bacon, Black Forest ham or country sausage and topped out at $16.95 for the Dungeness Benedict. The others probably ordered food of some kind, but I was too engrossed in my own choice to notice. Big juicy chunks of Dungeness crab on an English muffin topped with a poached egg and freshly prepared Hollandaise. The setting is magnificent, the food fresh and flavourful. You don’t have to be a golfer to appreciate any of that, and I’m going to make a point to return for dinner to try the evening menu. After the meal, we loaded up and headed off down the Sea to Sky Highway and onwards to Whistler. It’s hard to overstate how big an improvement the change to the highway is. Travel time is reduced, safety is enhanced, and if you want scenery, this is the place. It was still cloudy, sprinkling on and off, and there was plenty of time before we teed off, so we made another stop along the way at Whistler’s Function Junction. Perhaps the weather would improve. Our destination? A tour of the Whistler Brewing Company on Millar Creek Road in Function Junction. The Whistler Brewing Company opened in Function Junction in the early 1990s. It made some inroads into local restaurants and See Tasty page 30

AT the Arnold Palmerdesigned Whistler Golf Course, the distractions are limited only by the horizon. Whether you’re on the third fairway (above), or the 18th, you’ll find plenty to feast your eyes on, and plenty to keep you busy. The course contains a dizzying procession of bunkers, water, forests and doglegs along with some of the most magical viewpoints on a golf course anywhere.

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Derek Pasenow and he showed us the remarkably simple process that results in the range of fresh, full bodied beers that are garnering increasing accolades across Western North America. Back in the Tap House we sampled some of their staple products as well as a few seasonal brews. Whistler’s current lineup includes a classic pale ale, a honey lager, a premium export lager and a cherry Weissbier that will be perfect for summer. Now that we have one. Derek was a fountain of knowledge on beer, food and all things Whistler. It would be worth dropping by the Tap House just to find out what was really going on in the valley, and the delicious beer would be a perfect accompaniment to his tales. It would have been nice to linger, but we had a tee time. And not just any tee time: a tee time at the Arnold Palmerdesigned Whistler Golf Course. Of all the Whistler golf courses, this is my favourite. Opened originally as a nine-hole course in 1981, the course was re-shaped by Palmer into a full 18 holes that opened for play in 1983

and raised the bar for everyone else. Since then, Whistler has added Jack Nicklaus’ Nicklaus North and Robert Trent Jones Jr.’s Chateau Whistler courses; while the Sea to Sky corridor has seen two courses added in Pemberton, one at Squamish, one at Furry Creek and one on Bowen Island. All the new courses had to be excellent to compete, and this led existing courses in the area to focus more than ever on the quality of experience golfers would find when they played. Whistler’s Palmer course is the original, the Big Kahuna. Before it opened, local public courses were decidedly oldschool parkland tracks where those who couldn’t afford membership in a private club toiled away at their games. Service was a word in the dictionary between psoriasis and syphilis, and you were lucky if they let you on to their fairways. After the Whistler club opened in 1983, golf in B.C. would never be the same. It’s not just the Palmer name and design, though this was his first Canadian project and he was determined to make it spectacular. It’s not just the setting,

thoughsurroundedbythesnowy peaks of Whistler, Blackcomb and the other mountains in the Tantalus range, it’s hard to imagine that there’s any place else on Earth worth going to. It’s the Whistler Golf Club’s constant dedication to providing their guests with a complete package: an outstanding golf course in an unparalleled setting with unbeatable customer service. It’s the attitude that has made Whistler famous around the world as a resort destination where you’re treated with warm respect and a welcome that’s hard to leave behind. It was a tectonic shift in how golf courses viewed their patrons and it is as true today as it was when the ribbon was cut. What was an increasingly good day got immeasurably better when we pulled into the Whistler parking lot: the sun came out. See Sun page 32 NUMBER 8 at the Whistler Golf Course: all the elements of the Seato-Sky region lay before you: forests, water, stone and wind.

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THE elevated 16th tee box is a place to pause and absorb the moment. Poised above a small lake, there are ski runs up to the right, the course at your feet and everywhere mountains and ancient stands of timber.

I’m not making that up. We saw it. We checked in, bagged up and got ready to play. Staff at the course were friendly, efficient and ready to do anything to help make our day. It was about then that the totality of our day began to dawn on us — a great breakfast, a tour and tasting at a craft brewery, and golf in the sun at a course that’s consistently rated among the best golf destinations in the country. If you’ve never played the Whistler Golf Course, you’re denying yourself something special. Carved out of some of the most expensive real estate in North America, it’s open to all. The course in ringed with a network of paved walkways that are accessible by foot, bike, inline skates and wheelchair. It’s right in the heart of town, yet feels like it’s a million miles from anywhere. The opening three holes are a transition zone where you move between the world you live in every day and a fleeting few hours of true golf

nirvana. At 380 yards from the back tees, the par-4 first hole is a great beginning. Wide open and favouring a left to right shot, it’s a chance for a decent result and an opportunity to build the confidence you will need for what comes after. On the 471-yard second, Palmer starts to gradually ratchet up the pressure with bunkers on the left and right of the landing area. Number 3, a long 552-yard left-to-right dogleg, is where the fun really cranks up. Rated toughest hole on the course, it’s all of that and more. To reach the green in two, you need to pound it and keep control. Too far to the right and you won’t see the green, too far left and there’s trees and dense bush. For most of us, triangulating three shots down the middle will get you there, as long as the wind is down. As you round the corner towards the green, you get to see the broad mid-section of the course, snuggled down on the valley floor between the See Back page 33

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soaring mountains. The cold spring had left a lot of snow on the surrounding hills, and in the sunshine of that afternoon, the view was spectacular. All the elements of Whistler lay before us: forests, water, stone and wind. Lots of wind. That day, the prevailing air currents that rage up and down the Squamish-Whistler valley system were in full vigour. If any of us were in danger of overconfidence, it was put to rest at the hands of a brisk northerly gale. Fairways were in excellent shape and putting surfaces — though some had suffered from the cold spring — were in good early season form. From the third green until holing out on the par-3 eighth, managing the wind was the biggest challenge on the front half. Club selection was difficult. High shots held up or took off and long shots faltered or ran with abandon, depending on the direction of the breeze. The north-facing 301-yard par-4 fourth played much, much longer and the south oriented par-3 fifth — guarded

by a swarm of bunkers and backed up by a small lake — was anybody’s guess. It was magnificent. Things were no easier on the back nine. Number 10, at 334 yards from the tournament tees, is a gentle respite when the wind is down. The wind was everywhere but down. A dogleg right with a potential blind shot across Crab Apple Creek to the green, precision was absolutely

paramount and more than one of us came to grief at the hands of the elements. From there a dizzying procession of bunkers, water, forests and doglegs led us to one of the course’s most magical viewpoints. The elevated 16th tee box was a place to pause and absorb the moment. Poised above a small lake, there were ski runs up to the right of us, the course

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ON Monday June 21, 144 golfers showed up at West Vancouver’s Capilano Golf and Country Club to participate in the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s 14th annual Golf Classic fundraising tournament.

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control, and with the wind, it was a tall order. Yet each of us found the short grass and in a round fraught with peril, it felt like we’d accomplished something. From there, we made the trek back to base camp and a post round de-brief over at the Whistler clubhouse. Much of the mental part of golf is about maintaining your focus in the face of visual distractions. At Whistler, the distractions are limited only by

the horizon. In a beautiful part of the world, this course in this setting still has the power to dazzle. Looking back on an epic day of West Coast life at its very finest, it was hard to suppress the grins all around We must thank Mr. Palmer and the town of Whistler and celebrate the day they met. Golfers throughout B.C. are better off for it. If you have never played the original Whistler course, think of it as a pilgrimage to the course that helped make this province the

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TEN books into his post-retirement career as a wine book author, North Vancouver resident John Schreiner shows no signs of slowing down.

“There are interesting characters and great stories wherever I go,” he says over the phone from his home office, where he is busy working on his next project: the first wine tour guide for B.C.’s islands and the Fraser Valley. The industry in this province continues to grow at an astonishing rate; in fact, says Schreiner, there is now more wine being made by British Columbia wineries than we are drinking. “There is just a lot more out there.” With no shortage of subjects for him to write about, there’s no need for him to take a break between books. I have called him to chat about the most recent edition to hit the shelves: the third edition of John Schreiner’s Okanagan Wine Tour Guide. In it, he has included information about 40 new wineries and updated information for the other 100 or so. And yes, he has been in contact with all of them since the second edition was printed in 2007. He researches all of his books as a wine tourist himself, and spends time in the vineyards and cellars of the winemakers who share their stories and their passion for

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JOHN Schreiner enjoys a glass of B.C. red by the grapevines in his North Vancouver yard. the grape. “I do get to wander around the province’s vineyards, it’s one of the benefits of what I do,” says Schreiner. The money, on the other hand, is not such a benefit. Although he is just as busy as he was while writing full-time as a business writer with the Financial Post, the books are far more a labour of love than a living. “I’m comfortably retired,” he says. “I write books because I can afford to. In 10 years of writing wine books I’ve probably grossed about $50,000. But I’m having a great time.” Considered Canada’s authority on British Columbia wine, Schreiner has also written Wineries of British Columbia and British Columbia Wine Country. He writes regularly for Wine Access magazine and www., and blogs at

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mortar mix all the spices with the lemon juice and the oil. Make a paste. Select metal or bamboo skewers and skewer on the lamb pieces. Brush or rub spice paste over it. Marinate for four hours. Heat the barbecue grill to medium hot and after brushing the meat with some oil grill until brown on all sides, turning frequently. Serve hot and present with a salad.

Chicken Biryani 8-10 oz basmati rice 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cups onion finely chopped 2 garlic cloves finely chopped 1 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts sliced very thin ¼ tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp ground cumin For garnish: 1 tbsp chopped fried onions 2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds 1 tsp ground coriander ¼ tsp ground turmeric 6 fl oz plain yogurt 1 tsp sugar 3-4 tbsp raisins Salt and black pepper to taste Measure and line up all the ingredients. Select a saucepan add three quarts of water and boil the rice for with salt for eight minutes. Drain and reserve. In a large frying pan or casserole dish with a tight fitting lid, add the oil, heat to hot and fry the onion, ginger and garlic for two minutes, stirring constantly. Add the chicken and stir fry for three minutes. Add all the ground spices and stir for a few seconds. Add the yogurt and stir for one minute. Add the sugar, raisins and stir again. Check for flavour. Place the rice on top then cover the

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NEIGHBOURHOODS Noteworthy neighbours

New accessible play space built in NV park

THANKS to Let’s Play, a partnership of the Rick Hansen Foundation and the Province of British Columbia, North Shore children with mobility impairments and their parents and caregivers now have access to a fully inclusive play space.

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MLA Jane Thornthwaite (centre) is joined by Kirsten Sharp, a Rick Hansen Foundation ambassador (left), District of North Vancouver Coun. Alan Nixon and Coun. Mike Little and Tricia Gardner, École Dorothy Lynas parent advisory council playground co-ordinator, at a newly opened accessible play space in North Vancouver. Students from five schools participated — Mulgrave, Cedardale elementary, West Bay elementary, Collingwood and Chartwell elementary. While Chartwell was the defending champ, Mulgrave won the tournament by one game. Chartwell came second and Collingwood third. Two annual invitational lasermaster game tournaments for children were also held at

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According to a written statement, the space, which was opened June 15, is located at Indian River Park, next to École Dorothy Lynas elementary. Let’s Play has awarded 47 grants to schools, municipalities and community organizations for the creation of accessible, public play spaces. Government provided $2.5 million for grants up to $50,000. Additional funds for the play space came from the District of North Vancouver, École Dorothy Lynas’ parent advisory council, Act Now B.C., Kiwanis Club of North Vancouver, Mount Seymour Lions Club, Rotary Club of North Vancouver, Deep Cove Lions Club, Royal Bank and parent donations. The new swing set in the park was donated by Habitat Systems Inc. Several contractors also donated their skills and equipment. Info: www.rickhansen. com/letsplay. ••• Larson elementary teacher Trish McMordie’s Grade 3 students participated in Tomatosphere, a science-based project involving more than 12,300 students across North America. According to McMordie, her students planted two groups of seeds: one group was the control group and the other had gone to space and spent time on the International Space Station. The data will be used to see if plants can be grown in space and if space travel affects the germination of seeds. The project gave McMordie’s students an opportunity to learn more about plants, space flight, nutrition and the environment and to practise their skills of measurement and observation as well as reinforcing their concepts of the scientific method. ••• North Shore youth have been busy this spring with events organized by the Federation of Lasermasters. The society’s president, Peter Embleton, says the annual North Shore school versus school lasermaster game team challenge was held May 26 at Chartwell elementary.

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Fighters in the spotlight North Van combatants take centre stage at River Rock

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TWO North Vancouver-trained fighters are coheadlining the Final Fightdown, an amateur mixed martial arts event taking place Friday at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.

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The main event will feature Vancouver’s Tak Sasaki, fighting out of North Vancouver’s Wolfes Den MMA, against Jason Rivera out of the Wand Team from Las Vegas. Co-headlining the West Coast Promotions 12-fight card is Burnaby’s Sarah McLeod who got her start in the sport training in North Vancouver with Team Denarius MMA. McLeod will try to maintain her undefeated amateur MMA record against Surrey’s Cheryl Chan. Rami Kadi, another Wolfes Den fighter, will also see action on the card. At the end of the night, however, all eyes will be on Sasaki in the main event. photos submitted The 32-year-old sports a 4-2 record as an MMA amateur TAK Sasaki composes himself before a recent MMA bout. The fighter, representing and is considered one of the North Vancouver’s Wolfes Den MMA, headlines an event Friday in Richmond. most promising fighters in the province. He has been training with North Van’s Wolfes Self Defence for the past year. Sasaki says headlining an MMA event is a surreal experience given that he only got into the sport as a way to stay in shape. Fights soon followed, however, and now he is a rising star. “I’m grateful,” Sasaki says. “Sometimes I really and truly catch myself, like ‘wow, is this really happening.’ When I first started out I never really expected to jump in the ring and take on this journey that is unfolding in front of me. As I walk this journey (people) have seen potential in me and hope in me and they’ve given that time to me and in return I’ve done my best to give that back by staying committed and training hard and staying focused.” Sasaki knows he is just starting out in the sport but is thankful to get opportunities like this Friday’s event where his name is on top of the bill. “Today when I stand there and I see that, sometimes I’m speechless. I know it sounds kind of corny but I get a little teary eyed. I get teary eyed because it’s like wow, through this journey NORTH Vancouver-trained Tak Sasaki is one of the I’ve conquered a lot of demons, I’ve conquered a lot of fears province’s most promising amateurs. — things that held me back in life.” Sasaki began training for MMA in Nanaimo and moved over Nicknamed Tsunami, he describes his style as “relentless.” “It’s just non-stop. Having that background of being well to Wolfes Den last year, drawn there by the company’s history that included training stints with fighters such as UFC star conditioned really helps and I’m able to keep pushing the pace.” Dennis Kang and kickboxer Michael McDonald. McLeod is another fit athlete — when she’s not fighting “Wolfes has been around a very long time,” says Sasaki. “They she competes in fitness bikini contests like the 2010 B.C. have that history and that expertise.” Sasaki is also involved in the fitness industry — he owns a Championships scheduled for July 24 in New Westminster. 30 Minute Hit franchise, a company that got its start in North Training for bikini shows is actually what led to MMA, she says. Vancouver — and a big part of his approach in the cage is See MMA page 42 being in great shape and wearing down his opponents, he says.


Debou goes out on top as a golden guide NORTH Vancouver native Lindsay Debou, now a Whistler resident, recently announced her retirement from Paralympic competition after winning five medals in Whistler as a guide for visuallyimpaired alpine skier Viviane Forest at the 2010 Games. With Debou leading the way — both athletes are given medals for victories — the pair scored gold in downhill, silver in super G, super combined and slalom and bronze in giant slalom at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games on the slopes of Whistler. “I owe a big thank you to Lindsay,” Forest said after claiming her fifth Paralympic medal of the Games. “I reached my goal and my dream came true. I’m pretty exhausted. We dig deep. I’m so pleased because I’ve only been skiing for the past four years.” Forest and Debou only raced together for two years, their partnership forming in 2009 when Forest, an Edmonton native, needed a new guide on short notice. The duo’s first race together was last year’s World Championships in Korea where they claimed gold in super combined as well as four silver medals in downhill, slalom, giant slalom and Super G. Debou and fellow Paralympic team member Nick Brush, guide for visually-impaired skier Chris Williamson, both retired following the conclusion of the Telus Canadian ParaAlpine Ski Championships in March. “Lindsay and Nick are two great skiers and excellent guides who had a positive impact on the team,” Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team athletic director Brianne Law said in an Alpine Canada release. “Their focus and commitment to training was an important part of the success achieved by Viv and Chris in the last few years.”


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McLachlan leads national wheelchair basketball team

Hartle scores hardware at junior college baseball World Series

NORTH Vancouver’s Janet McLachlan led the Canadian Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team to gold at the 2010 Paralympic Cup held recently in Manchester, England.

In the championship game McLachlan led all players with 24 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three blocks as Canada rolled to a 62-46 win over the Netherlands. McLachlan averaged more than 24 points and 16 rebounds per game in the tournament. The Canadian team is back in action now at the 2010 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships running July 7-17 in Birmingham, England. Both the Canadian men’s and women’s

teams are defending world champions. The women are looking for their fifth straight world title. McLachlan’s national team heroics followed another MVP performance in leading the B.C. Breakers to an upset win over the Edmonton Inferno in the 2010 Women’s Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League national championship final. The win ended the Inferno’s string of six consecutive national titles. McLachlan was named tournament MVP after scoring 15 points and grabbing 17 rebounds as B.C. defeated Edmonton 50-43. ••• North Vancouver’s Ivan Hartle earned a host of honours in helping his Iowa Western Community College Reivers win the National Junior College Athletic Association Div. 1 World Series held last month in Grand Junction, Colo. Hartle scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as Iowa Western defeated San Jacinto College 5-4 in the

championship final to claim the school’s first-ever NJCAA Div. 1 title. Hartle was named tournament MVP after batting .400 with six RBIs, 10 runs and three home runs in the tournament. He was also named to the all-tournament team and selected as the defensive player of the tournament thanks to his 1.000 fielding percentage in 25 chances at second base. The honours didn’t stop there for Hartle. After the season the former Canadian Junior National team player was named the NJCAA Div. 1 defensive player of the year as well as a Gold Glove Award winner. Next year Hartle will take the field for Western Kentucky University in the NCAA’s Div. 1 Sun Belt Conference. — Compiled by Andy Prest E-mail information about your upcoming sporting event or results from recent competitions to

MMA still controversial From page 41 “Training at the gym all the time to get the bikini body I got incredible strength,” she says. “I feel like MMA is a challenge. I mean, a couple of bruises or whatever, it’s not the end of the world.” McLeod only started trainingforMMAcompetitions in January, using North Vancouver’s Top Rank Martial Arts as a starting point for her career. She is now moving on with her training partners to a gym in Aldergrove. MMA has gained a lot of mainstream appeal recently but it still is a controversial sport as recent city council debates in Vancouver and North Vancouver have shown. Sasaki got a close-up look at the inner workings of the sport at the professional level when he helped run the Chuck Liddellheadlined UFC event that hit Vancouver June 12. Sasaki was in charge of inspecting the fighters’ gloves and wraps. “It was interesting to see from that point of view and to see how that works,” he says. “I saw how safe it was and I saw how seriously they take it. . . . I feel that the sport is definitely gearing towards safety. They’re not trying to promote people getting hurt and getting career ending occurrences. They’re definitely pushing the issue of safety, pushing the sport to be a sport, not as a thing seen as brawls or bloodbaths or something like that.” Sasaki says MMA has changed his life for the better.“I was able to find commitment, I was able to find discipline, I was able to find humility. I also found spiritual grounding through the sport. And yeah, there are guys out there who make it look bad — I’m not going to say that there isn’t because there is. But you can say that with anything in life, with any kind of career or any kind of job or occupation, anything in history you see that there’s always the good and the bad — people that give it a bad name and people that give it a good name.”

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Your BC Lions — In Their Own Words I literally grew up with the CFL. My father Nick was a longtime member of the Montreal Alouettes back in the ’70s and early ’80s and my godfather is former Lions head coach and defensive coordinator Dave Ritchie. I grew up in Burlington, Ont. and attended McMaster University, which is located in nearby Hamilton. One of my biggest thrills was being drafted by the Lions in 2008. I never imagined my career taking off the way it has since then. I enjoy the challenge of playing special teams and I believe that as much as it is talked about, that part of Canadian football is under-rated. You can have a game-changing play each time the ball is kicked and I take pride in that fact. One of the benefits of playing football on the West Coast is being able to make my home here year round. This past year was especially memorable with Olympics festivities going on literally right outside my apartment. I also had the time of my life participating in our club’s community programs. If I had to choose one in particular, I would say Lions in the House is my favourite program to take part in each winter. My parents divorced when I was younger and I believe the experiences I had during those impressionable years have played a big role in the person I am today. I try to have the kids I talk to understand the importance of making positive life choices at a young age because it can have a significant impact on their path to adulthood.

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BUCK - Isabel June 6, 1919 -June 20, 2010. Live everyday to it’s fullest... travel, explore and create! With great sadness we announce the passing of Isabel Buck. Her life began in a log cabin in Manitoba, she went onto travel and work around the world. A teacher, linguist and an artist. Join family and friends Tuesday, July 6th, 9:30am - 12:00pm at the Molly Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd. to celebrate the life of this wonderful women.










NORTH - Cameron [Cam] Floyd August 19, 1962 - June 21, 2010. Cameron will be missed tremendously by his parents Robert and Denise, brother Marc, sister Karen [Kieran] Magee, his precious nieces Meghan, Danielle, Olivia and Kathleen, his beloved long time companion, ‘Lucie (his dog,) aunts, uncles and cousins in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC, California, and Texas; and by his many, many friends and colleagues around the world. In his youth, Cameron was active in sports, especially hockey, and was blessed with many creative talents, but it was cinematography that was in his blood. So, after graduating Steveston High, in Richmond B.C, Cameron attended the Fine Arts program - Film Studies, at Simon Fraser University. His first cinematic accomplishment was filming the restoration of historic Engine 374 [now in the Roundhouse, downtown] in time for Expo’86. An IATSE 669 member in good standing for over 20 years, Cameron was one of the ‘old men’ of the local film industry, well known and highly respected on both sides of the border not only for his talents, knowledge, and skill as 1st Assistant Cameraman [focus puller] but also for being an enthusiastic, supportive, and decent ’good guy’ to work with, and work for - by crews, actors, and directors a like. Cameron was always grateful for being in demand and worked around the world many times with Imax - a highlight being The Rolling Stones’ ’Steel Wheels’ tour in Europe when the Berlin Wall came down. Closer to home, he left his mark on films such as We’re No Angels, Once Upon a Spider, Cat Woman, The Butterfly Effect, Miracle, Snow Dogs, Neverwas. Cameron’s pastime passions, as time allowed, included working on and around his house, wood working especially making things for others, Coronation Street, and movie memorabilia. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday July 10th at 11am at St Joseph the Worker 4451 Williams Rd. Richmond, BC. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Covenant House 575 Drake St. Vanc., BC. V6B 4K8



Michael Gordon

November 29, 1975 July 1, 2010

Tragically taken from us on the first of July, Mike is survived by his loving wife Carla, his two beautiful children Kayla and Breanna, Mom Kathy, stepdad John, sister Cindy (Ian), niece Alanna and grandma Elsie. Mike will be sadly missed by his aunts and uncles, cousins, and his two beloved canine girls, Emma and Winnie, as well as by his many, many friends. It just won’t be the same without you. In lieu of flowers, donations to a trust account set up for his daughters would be most gratefully appreciated: CIBC account # 00010/83-85238. Service to be held Friday, July 9th, 3pm at First Memorial (Boal Chapel) 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.

``I’ll see you on the next highway’’

GRANT, William John August 24, 1923-June 12, 2010 Passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, (Eleanor) Doreen, sons John (Janice), Robert (Linda) and Rodger, and daughter Susan (Michael); 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Also sister Margaret, brother James and cousin Clara. Bill was born August 24, 1923 in Rothes, Scotland and was 2 years old when his family immigrated to Canada. At the age of 18, Bill enlisted in the R.C.A.F. during WWII at which time he was deployed to England. This is where he met and married 'the love of his life' Doreen. After the war they moved to Canada where they built their life and raised their family. Bill was a well respected building contractor on the North Shore. Among his many projects were the Centennial Library and the first Credit Union in North Vancouver. After retiring, Bill & Doreen relocated to Qualicum Beach where Bill became involved in the arts and discovered his love of painting. The family will treasure these amazing works of art. No service by request. A celebration of Bill’s life with family and friends will be held at a later date. Special thanks to Dr. Don McDonald and the staff at Langley Lodge, 2nd floor, for their loving care & support. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Langley Lodge would be greatly appreciated.

BRADLEY, Mary Ann (Ann), (nee Richardson). With great sorrow we announce that Ann died in her sleep on June 30th at Evergreen Hospital in North Vancouver. She was predeceased by her husband Bob in 1973, and is lovingly remembered by sons Mark (Joanne), Eric (Rose) and Christopher (Laura), grandchildren Alison and Gillian, sister Mary, and loving husband Ed Hauptmann. Born in Kansas City, Ann attended Barat College at DePaul University in Chicago before living at various U.S. Naval Air Stations with husband Bob while raising her sons, finally settling in West Vancouver. A second phase of her life began with her marriage to Ed, and lasted for many joyful years. Blessed with great intellect, and possessing a sharp wit and sense of humor, Ann gathered around her a large number of adoring friends, creating an extended family. We all treasured every moment of our time with this truly generous, enjoyable and loving person. The family expresses their profound gratitude to the staff at Evergreen Hospital for the many years of dedicated and loving care for Ann. A donation in Ann’s name to a charity of your choice is a preferable memorial tribute. A gathering in remembrance of Ann’s life will be held on Saturday, July 10th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Le Bistro Chez Michel, 224 Esplanade West, North Vancouver.

Born May 5, 1939, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2010. Christina was born in Montreal, Quebec. She received her BA in Education and then moved west to North Vancouver with her husband Harold in 1972. Christina was a teacher, principal, accountant and mother. Predeceased by her husband, Harold, Christina will be lovingly remembered by her son, Ernest (Nadine), grandchildren, Lauren, Ella and Mia, sisters, Patricia, Rosemary and Margaret, and dear friend Rosanna. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday July 9, 2010 at 11:00am, at St.Edmund’s Parish, 545 Mahon Avenue, North Vancouver, BC. In Lieu of flowers, donations in Christina’s memory to the Parkinson Society of BC are appreciated.

CATENACCIO - Teresa October 18, 1924 - July 2,2010 Passed away peacefully at Evergreen House, she was predeceased by her husband Ferdinando. Survived by her son; Ben (Palma), daughter; Carmela, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Prayers will be offered on Wednesday, July 7, 2010; 7:30 PM at Holy Trinity Church, 2725 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, with a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, July 8, at 10:30 AM., with entombment to follow in the Abbey Mausoleum at Ocean View Burial Park, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers a donation to Evergreen House would be appreciated.

HALL - Alberta Lillian passed away peacefully on July 1, 2010. Born August 31,1922. Predeceased by her beloved husband Jim. Survived by her daughter Barb Filtness, son Al, grandchildren Laura (Eric) Gobbo, Derek (Meggan), Shelley, Her dear friend Isobel Harper. Lil’s 'dazzle' will be missed by her many friends. Thank you to all the staff at Evergreen for their wonderful care and support. No service at her request. Donations may be made to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. BROUSSON - Evelyn Violet “Trix” passed away peacefully in the early hours of June 30, 2010. Born October 5th, 1918 in Castor, AB, Trix moved to Victoria, BC to attend Normal School and later taught in northern BC and on Vanc. Island. At school she met and married David Maurice Brousson with whom she raised Courtney (Ann), Leigh (Lynn), Sherry Glen (Ian) and Kathy Bestwick (Ridley). During the war years she and the two boys followed Dave to military postings in Sask. and Ont. At war’s end, they moved to Acadia Camp at UBC where Trix established the first student canteen to support the family while Dave completed his studies. In 1953 the family relocated to West Vanc. where the girls were born and Trix volunteered with many organizations including the West Vanc. Kinettes, Truce Club, and Liberal Party. She felt her most important role was as a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmum. Trix enjoyed nurturing all things her hands busy cooking, gardening, stitching or building. Travel, theatre, bridge and reading also gave her great pleasure. Trix is lovingly remembered for so many happy times at Bowen, her sense of humour and gracious, caring way. Predeceased by Dave in 1992, and her brothers Jack, Gordon, Verne and Edward Smith, she will be greatly missed by her children, their spouses, grandchildren Michelle (Ken), Colin (Alison), Sean, Robert, Adrienne, Leslie, Erica, Russell and Trevor as well as great grandchildren Declan, Mark, Kenzie, Silver and Georgia. The family thanks Dr. Wayne Smith for many years of excellent care. A memorial service and reception will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vanc. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.




JORDEN - Eva Victoria (nee Henrikson) A Service of remembrance and for the Interment of Ashes for Eva Victoria Jorden (nee Henrikson) will take place at St. Oswald’s Anglican Church Memorial Garden, 190th Street and 96th Avenue, Surrey, BC, on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Eva was born May 13, 1921 and died on October 14, 2009. She went to high school in Nelson BC and raised her children in North Vancouver, BC. She and husband Don moved to Saltspring Island where they had many happy times. Eva had loving care in Greenwoods Care Centre and at Lady Minto Hospital in her latter days. LINDAHL - Helen Eileen Born June 5, 1919 passed away on June 25, 2010 at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, BC. During the war Helen worked as an electrician’s helper at the Wallace Shipyards and then became a machinist at the Schlage Lock Company. Helen was predeceased by her husband Bert (2001) and was survived by her daughter Ann Burnett and son Barry Lindahl, and granddaughters Kimberly, Alaina, Paige and Kristen and by her sister Josie Dimery. There will be no service at her request.


FOUND BIRD on Sunday at Lions Gate Hospital. Call to ID 778-317-6459 I POD touch, on Russell Court in Deep Cove area last Wed at 6pm. Call to identify. Call 778-862-1326 RING FOUND near park bench at 21st and Argyle the week of June 28. Call to identify. 604-961-1368 SUM OF money found at Steveston on Canada Day. Please call to identify 604-278-4379.



CAT, Black/white, long hair, lost L. Valley, 'Panda'. Reward $500. 604-218-3326


Community Notices

If you want to drink that’s your business; If you want to stop drinking it’s ours. Alcoholics Anonymous




BUREAU. Metal office style with hinched desk, suit student or home office. Call 604-985-9375

To whomever took the Canadian flag displayed at 839 East 12 Street, North Vancouver for Canada Day. The flag was used at the burial service of my father and has great sentimental value. I’m sure it was taken on the spur of the moment as a prank. Please return it. No questions asked.

Pet In Memoriam


November 10, 2001 – July 5th, 2009 HANSEN - Chris. G. March 22, 1968-June 26, 2010 It is with the greatest sadness that we are saying goodbye to our beloved husband, Dad, son and friend. Chris was born in North Vancouver, where he grew up surrounded by the magnificent natural environment, which became a big part of his life. He expressed his connection to nature through skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, surfing, windsurfing, fishing and rock climbing. His love of the outdoors was not only his passion, but it was often also the subject of his work as a camera man in the film industry. His family and many friends will miss his thoughtfulness and tenderness, his sense of humour, and his exuberant joy of life, music and friends. He was a devoted father to Taje and husband to Shelley. He will be remembered for his glow and radiant energy. For information regarding Chris’ Celebration of Life please visit: In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to any of the following organizations: ; issues/oceans/

May the Sunshine of Comfort Dispel the Clouds of despair

We didn’t write this a year ago, couldn’t write this Because a year ago Our hearts were too broken to be able to find the words It seemed as if our spirits were ripped apart too But it has felt so unfair every day since you left Not to tell you how much we were going to miss you Still miss you each and every day We regret so deeply that we were not there When your death was near Not there to comfort you as we surely would have Not there to love you and hold you in our arms as you let go of this world We can still feel you sitting on our feet leaning into us Licking our bare legs in the summertime Wagging your tail upon the sight of us And just being the best dog friend anyone could ever have You are still missed in every walk we take in the woods Still missed as we pet another dog and wish most reverently That you were still here sharing our days and nights together with us We hope you have found some kind of dog heaven somewhere Where you are as loved as you were here. – Are here – with us always. Thank you to our friends and neighbours who loved our Handful so well.

Love, Joy and David Fai

A46 – North Shore News – Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Beauticians/ Barbers

NORTH VAN Spa reqs exp Thai Massage person for p/t or f/t. Fluent English. Ph 604-720-7676

SPA ON THE ROCKS is now hiring for the following positions Fulltime, Part Time Esthetician Part Time Receptionist Please email resumes to:

TRENDY SALON at 1433 Lonsdale

Be your own boss at a high end well established salon with a fun, friendly atmosphere. ● Room for Esthetician 604- 987-0025 (please leave a message)


General Employment

F/T, P/T RECEPTIONIST / VET ASSISTANT required for busy animal hospital in North Vancouver. Fax your resume to 604-988-7284 or email:


General Employment


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

Shipper / Receiver / Light Warehouse

We are a bike parts distributor located in N.Van, looking to fill a junior warehouse position on a permanent, fulltime, (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) basis. Applicants should have the desire and maturity to work efficiently under minimal supervision. Experience in the bike industry is an asset. Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@orangesport

Busy, Bright, Modern North Vancouver office is looking to add to its team.


Minimum Level 1 license required. North or West Vancouver resident an asset. We offer a competitive salary & benefits. Please send resume to Fax: 604-988-2411 or email:



CDA. A well est. North Van dental office is looking for a F/T CDA 4 days/wk. Great benefit package for the right candidate. Email resume MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED! Doctors & Hospitals need Medical Administrative & Medical Office staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Training & Job Placement is also available



Health Care


Office Personnel


Sonus, a leading provider of hearing aid solutions and is currently seeking a Medical Office Coordinator in North Vancouver to greet patients, schedule appointments, verify insurance, collect payment and perform grassroots marketing. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and a rewarding work environment. ● Must have at least 2 years previous admin experience. ● Ability to speak Farsi a plus Please send resume to Christopher.Melius@ or apply on-line at


Hotel Restaurant

Alborz Fine Food

Req’s. a F/T Food Counter Attendant. Located in Park Royal Centre in West Vancouver. English and Farsi languages req’d. Food Safe Cert. an asset. Job duties include: taking customers’ orders, preparing and serving food, stocking food, cleaning fruits and vegetables, cleaning up and removing trash, etc. Must have some cashier and food prep. exp. Training provided. Will pay $13/hr. Email resume to:

FEATURED EMPLOYMENT SALES CONSULTANT Capilano Audi requires a motivated, positive, and enthusiastic professional to join our top-performing sales team at our new North Vancouver location. Previous automotive sales experience required and fluency in a second language preferred. A current BC Motor Vehicle Sales Person License, a valid BC Drivers License and a clean driver’s abstract are required. We provide an extremely competitive remuneration with six-figure income earning potential to top-performers and an opportunity for career growth within a highly established brand.

Please email your resume to: No phone calls please

Job Listings, From A-Z


Molly Maid

North & West Vancouver Mature f/t housecleaners required Mon to Fri, days. $11 to $16/hr. Valid BC drivers licence required. For interview. Call 604-987-4112


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



From advertising executive or banker to x-ray technician or zookeeper, you'll find it in the Employment Section.

To advertise in Employment call 604-630-3300

Junior School Wentworth Campus invites applications for the following position Receptionist

Candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to multitask and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and webbased programs essential. Previous reception experience essential. First aid certification is an asset. Hours 9:00 am-5:30 pm. Start date August 16. Most school holidays off. Please send letter of application and resume to email: carole.lewthwaite@ Application deadline: 16 July. Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.




APARTMENT/CONDOMINIUM MANAGERS (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of grads working! Government certified. 30 years of success! or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456. FOODSAFE 1 Day Courses #1 in BC • $62 • 604-272-7213 FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES Guaranteed best value! Six Metro Vancouver Locations: Vancouver • Burnaby • Surrey • Richmond • Coquitlam • Maple Ridge All our Instructors are also working local Health Inspectors! Classes held each week & weekend! Course materials available in 6 languages. Same-day Certification. Visit our website at or call 604-272-7213 ADVANCE Hospitality Education – B.C.’s #1 Choice for Foodsafe & WorldHost Training. ONLINE, ACCREDITED, WEBDESIGN TRAINING, available for persons facing challenges to employment, administered by the Canadian Society for Social Development. Visit: Space limited - Apply today!


EAGLE RIVER CHRYSLER is currently looking for a full-time Licensed Mechanic. Great work environment. Starting wage $25./hour. Incentive and bonus plans. Apply by fax 1-780-778-8950. Email: or mail: P.O. Box 1558, Whitecourt, AB, T7S 1P4 or in person to: Service Manager, Dennis LaFreniere.


Well established company requires a certified mechanical engineer, with min 7 years experience in multi-family residential & commercial new construction projects. High level competency/ understanding of Plumbing, Fire Protection, HVAC & Ventilation Industry Standards. We offer highly competitive wages and benefits. Please send resumes to fax 604-689-8809 or email:

Job Listings, From A-Z From advertising executive or banker to x-ray technician or zookeeper, you'll find it in the Employment Section.

To advertise in Employment call 604-630-3300

Tutoring Services

TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100



ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS Top quality rebuilt appliances. 1 yr warranty. Sales, parts, repairs 1825 Lonsdale • 604-987-7330


Fridge $249 • Stove $199 Washer $199 • Dryer $149



Food Products


2170 Westham Island Rd Delta (big blue barn) U- Pick Strawberries, gooseberries, red & black currants Ready Pick Strawberries & raspberries 7 days 8am - 6pm 604-946-7471 We accept cash, interac, Mastercard & Visa


For Sale Miscellaneous

EXISTING KITCHEN cabinets, as in new cond. traditional maple, honey spice in color, door style & panel, desk, island, crown moldings, no top or back splash, ideal for suite, vacation home or reno. complete as is $6300, call 5pm 8pm 604-535-6870 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 Think Patio time! GE Wine Chiller & Beverage Chiller black w/glass door & stainless frame, like new, $250 - 604-984-6509.



BDRM SET, dresser, mirror, wardrobe, 2 night tables, qu bed/ headboard $890. 778-340-4795

UPRIGHT FREEZER, Kenmore, 9 cu. ft, white. $200. Call 604-379-4460

HIGH END Modern leather sofa & loveseat $999. Coffee & 2 end tables $199. Call 604-418-6308

DINETTE SET, 48 inch round glass top table, + 4 upholstered chairs, $150. 604-922-8016

CHILDREN Baby/Children/ Miscellaneous

BOOMERS & ECHOES Consignment Store

Baby equipment, strollers, highchairs, car seats, etc. 604-984-6163 call to consign!

If you don’t have room

We Do!



EXECUTIVE HOME FURNISHINGS, Dining room, bedroom, blk leather recliner, 2 - 50' home theatre systems, sofa, sofa bed, tables, lawn furniture, office furniture & framed art work. Call Enn at 604-828-5454

Warranty and Delivery Removal Available

RENOVATING: KENMORE range white, self clean, ceramic top, excellent condition $700; Beaumark fridge $150; Maytag dishwasher $50; stacking washer & dryer $50; microwave $50. Call 604-379-4460


A PROGRESSIVE contractor in North Vancouver seeks energetic labourer and framing/finishing ticketed carpenter. Valid drivers license and vehicle an asset. Please respond to: or fax 604-986-5450.



Childcare Available


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


Daycare Centres

New Toddler Program Sept 2010. Register now. Also 30mos - 5 yrs ★604-929-5799★

Shoe Sense

When do children need to wear shoes? • Shoes are only required for protection purposes once your child starts to walk. • Going barefoot is good – it gives little ones a sensory experience, promotes balance when feet support weight, and allows foot building exercise when toes wiggle and grip. • The most important aspect of a child’s shoe is fit. They should fit when bought and not require a period of breaking in. Adult foot problems can begin in childhood. • Recommended shoe materials include leather and canvas. Gumboots, flip flops and plastic shoes are meant for occasional use. • Buckles and laces provide more support than velcro and elastic fasteners. • Hand-me-down shoes should be inspected carefully for heel wear or obvious shaping to the previous wearer’s foot. • High heels are never appropriate for children. Poor positioning negatively affects development, encourages injuries and can make children appear inappropriately grown up. Information provided by: North Shore Child Care Resource Program, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society: 604-985-7138

MOVING SALE, Contemporary black leather sectional sofa w/ chaise, buttery soft leather, mint condition. Included in price are 2 tall lamps 55' in height and 1 desktop lamp 12' in height. Sold all together for sacrifice price of $1150 or separately. tax incl. 604-868-0645


Lumber/Building Supplies

$19,975.00!! 30% OFF 792SF HOME/COTTAGE LOCK-UP!! Inventory Liquidation. Top Quality Pre-engineered/Panelized Building Systems Include Premium Windows, Doors, Siding, Roofing, and More! Packages/Prices: 1-800-871-7089. FACTORY DIRECT!!! #1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse or storage building. 6 different colors available! 40 year warranty! FREE shipping for the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206 #1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6w colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206. FUTURE STEEL BUILDINGS CLEARANCE - Pre-engineered and custom-sized to your requirements. Factory-direct pricing. Some models discounted to halfprice to clear. CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE AND QUOTE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170 NEW NORWOOD SAWMILLS LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cyclesawing increases efficiency up to 40%. - FREE Information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING SALE... “Going on NOW!” Canadian Manufacturer Direct. Great pricing on ABSOLUTELY every model, width and length with up to 50% OFF on skylights, vents and service doors. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800-668-5422.



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PERSIAN 4 mons. kittens, best friends - playful, affectionate, trained, & charming wish to share love with kind family in forever home (indoors). $100 incl. accessories @ 604-764-5671. Sadly, due to allergies.

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



ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $400+ 604 590-3727

AM PITBULL pups, blue/seal bluenose, 4 wks vet checked 1st vac $700-$1000. 604-721-6649

DOBERMAN PUPS. Female/ Male. Tails/dew claws done. Blk/ tan. $1500-$2000. 604-607-7433 FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

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

LAB / GOLDEN Retriever Pups, black, vet chkd, vacinated, exc family pets. $450. 778-549-8621 LAB PUPPIES ready to go vet ✔ dewormed & vac. Blk & Choc males & females $550. 604-997-5504

LOTS OF lots of plastic gardening pots, various sizes, sm to lrg, free for p/u. Call 604-987-9240 NORDIC TRACK Exerciser, exc cond,. bathroom vanity, modern, grey, stainless steel, free for pick up. call 604-929-1356 TASK CHAIR, wood bookcase, kitchen table, 40’s-60’s lp’s. u-pick-up 604-985-3861 (Cap Rd)

LAB SILVER / Charcoal PUPS, PB RARE! vet chd, social, quiet temp. $950. Chwk 778-549-8621

TASK CHAIR, wood bookcase, kitchen table, 40’s-60’s lp’s. u-pick-up 604-985-3861 (Cap Rd)

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SAMSUNG TV, 27’’ flat screen, high def, 4 yrs old hardly used Perfect cond $120. 604-929-9243


Wanted to Buy

CUTLERY SET made by International China - pattern is called Heartland. If you have any pieces please give me a call at 604-217-0262. FRANKLIN MINT Carousel 1988 animals and carousel top. Please call if you have any pieces in exc. cond. w/no chips. 604-217-0262.


All types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed North Shore dealer. 604-960-0045

RARE! ENGLISH & FRENCH colored Bulldogs. Reserve now! 604-802-6934


Horses & Tack

SELLING 2 Wonderful Quarter Horse Geldings. Both are very well trained, beautiful horses. Email for additional information to: Located in Winfield, BC. Phone: 250-979-8645.

Lost? Found~

in the Classifieds!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 – North Shore News – A47


Pet Services

MOTHER/DAUGHTER dogwalking and/or playtime. Central Lons. pref. $5-$10. Call 604-924-4549 YORKIE, P/B 3.5 yrs. 2.4 lbs, avail for breeding. papers avail, 604-988-4575

Cares! The North Shore News has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit



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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Elder Services

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


Health Products

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Homecare Available


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Condos/ Townhouses



SRY, 14909 32 Ave, 'Ponderosa'. Beautiful 2 BR, 2 baths townhouse - rancher (no stairs). 2 f/ps, 2 car garage. 1400+ sq ft. Gated community. Clubhouse has hot tub. $539,000. Call 604-536-9368

SRY CLOVERDALE Brand new St. Andrews Condo − 2 BR + Den, 2 baths, 1685sf, open flr plan, all ss appls, granite, 2nd flr, north west patio view, 2 prkg, storage. gym, pool, gamesrm, accomodation ste. $675,000. MUST SEE ! Ask for Kathy 604-574-3099


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Houses - Sale


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$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford East 1800sf 4br 2ba w/bsmt suite, quiet cul-de-sac $359K 859-4048 id5174 Agassiz Price Reduced updated 630sf 1 bedroom condo $74,900 778-840-4455 id4991 Coquitlam 10,000sf lot w/1000sf 3br 2ba home, outbuilding $440K 778-859-0717 id4272 Harrison Mills gated Rec Ppty, Park model 490sf 2br, 3214sf lot $223K 435-9877 id5115 Langley Price Reduced 1280sf 3br 2ba rancher, 7200sf lot, $470K 514-0608 id5129 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Maple Ridge immaculate 1200sf 4br log home .37ac lot $539,900 778-240-1196 id5118 New West Bargain, 638sf 1br condo near Royal Centre Mall $164,900 525-8577 id5142 Sry Cedar Hills 2235sf 4/5br 2ba home w/suite, Fab views $449K 951-9104 id5119 S Sry Open House Sat/Sun 2-4 #1, 2688-150st gated 1547sf 2br 2ba rancher tnhse, dbl sxs garage $509,900 538-0993 id5169 Vanc S Granville 801sf 6th fl 2br+den 2ba condo, ocean/mtn vu $575K 351-3636 id5172


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North Van Apt. Rentals


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

1 & 2 br, large, bright, Central Lonsdale, $850 & up, heat h/w, incl. updated. Now 604-720-2913 1 BDRM, $900 Central Lonsdale 800sf, n/p 604-988-3227 1 BDRM, Avail August 1, g/l, new reno, $840 incl heat, h/w, shrd laundry, N/S, N/P, 604-987-3476 1 BDRM, new kitchen with d/w, central Lonsdale. Adult Bldg. $1000 Now. Ron 604-922-6336 1 BR, $1075 lower Lonsdale, newly reno, d/w, ns, cat ok Avail. now, 604-988-1939 1 BR, 120 West 19, approx 650sf, hardwood, heat/hw incl, view, 1yr lease, np $1000. 604-683-1089

1 BR, 15th & Lonsdale, $1025, mtn view, avail Aug 1, updated, 1 yr lease, ns, np, 604-929-7541 1 Br $880, new kitchen, 2nd/ St Andrews, faces south, quiet, incl hw heat & prkg, np, 604-984-2148 1 BR Avail Aug 1, SW bright, SS Appl, incl WD,FP, NS, NP, 1633 MacKay. $1,475. 604-562-0101 1 BR, bsmt, Edgemont, suits 1 quiet, n/s, n/p, $800 incl heat/ light, laundry, 604-986-6235 1 BR Central Lonsdale, $900, balc, hardood, heat, hw, np, prkg Adult bldg. July 1, 604-985-6935 1 BR city/ocean view, reno’d, deck, secure prkg, nr seabus, np ns $1200 immed 604-987-8449


Studio, 1 & 2 BR apts available. Spacious suites & balconies, spectacular views, prime location, well maintained, clean, quiet concrete highrise, heat & hot water included. Sorry, no pets. Call Resident Manager @ 604-983-6920 to view.

1 BR, large $865 quiet, drapes, heat incl. gated prkg. no pets. 1 yr lease, walk to seabus 170 West 4th. 604-987-0558 1 BR, large, balc. 3rd flr, faces south, small view, heat, hw, storage & 60 channel cable incld, $950. prkg avail. Very quiet bldg. Ref’s req’d, prefer no smoking & no pets. avail July 1, 155 E 12 St. To View: Manager: 604-980-6811 1 BR nr Lonsdale, reno hardwood balc. hw & heat ns, np, quiet adult bldg. $895, 604-904-9507

Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR + sunroom, charming country cottage, grt Alt to Apt living, 900sf, Lynn Valley, reno’d, f/sunny yd, pet ok, 1517 Draycott Rd, $2000 + utils, 604-209-2266 2 BR, Westview family complex, nr amens, rec fac. pool, wd, prkg, ns np $1380 Jul 1, 604-921-4384

2 BR Woodcroft, S.W. corner, updates, no pets July 1. $1375. 604-925-8824 2 BR w/w carpets, ground flr. heat, hw, no pets, avail Aug. 1st, $1100, 225 E 12 604-986-5437

175 W 2ND ST, 2Bed, 2Bath condo, 10FL, view, ns/np, avail now, $1800. Call 604-323-2970 1br large $890, 2 Br $1180 Lonsdale/21 quiet bldg, np, h/wd, hw, heat prkg 604-990-4088

1 BR, Woodcroft, Pemberton bldg 9th flr, pool, ns np, Aug 1, $995 incl util. 604-340-2045 604-922-6377

121 WEST 20th. Newly reno’d 1 BR suite, hardwood, heat & hw incl’d, 1 yr lease, np, $1000, avail July 1, 604-682-2932

151 W. 2nd St. 908-7368. 2 BR, 2 bth, balc, 2 prkg, N/P, lease, Avail Aug 1, $1700.

Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

Chesterfield/West 15, 1br, view, incld heat hw, cable, no pets, 1 yr lease, $870, 604-987-9899

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Bach - $925, 1 BR - $1095 Avail now. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls. Call 604-986-3356 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. SUITES AVAIL July/Aug, Near Lynn Valley Mall. 604-988-3828

Carlton at the Club (1327 East Keith Rd)

3 BR, 5 appls, 1.5 bath, Avail Aug 1, 1 year lease, NP/NS. Rent $1725. For viewing call 604-986-0511

2 BDRM 2 bath near Cap Mall quiet, secure prkg, storage, heat, h/w incl $1275. Aug1 710-7595. 2 BR $1100, quiet bldg, top flr. 3 story walkup, heat, hw, view, hardwood, no pet, 778-889-4719

2 BR 12th flr, Woodcroft Whytecliff, mtn ocean view, new appls, prkg, gym, pool, ns, np, July 5, $1530incl utils, 604-771-4831

2 BR, 13 & Lonsdale, 3 story walk up, faces south, hardwood, ns, np $1050 incl heat, 604-984-9367 2 BR. 2 bath, avail now. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, Please call 778-554-0537

3 BR, Lynn Valley, updated, deck, hardwood, cat ok, $1350. June 1. 604-925-8824 326 WEST 1st St. 1 bdrm $775 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916 6TH/MAHON, UNIQUE 2 bdrm, large, exc city view, deck, n/s, n/p, heat & h/w $1150. 604-418-8235

777 W. Queens Rd. 2br or 3br units $1540 to $2000. Weekdays 604-990-2971 or Weekends 604-985-2876. ★ A QUIET BUILDING★ 1 br. 3rd(top) flr. NE crnr, 725sf , $925. July 15 or Aug 1 1br, g/l, 770sf, $900, Aug 1 Carpets, drapes, heat, hw. Gated prkg avail, Cat ok. (Pet policy) ★604-986-7745★ BACH, LARGE $720, hardwood, heat, h/w, upper Lonsdale, avail Aug. 1, ns, np. 604-202-3458

2 BR, 2 Bath, bright Ravenwoods, fp, ensuite wd, storage, part views $1750, 2 prkg. 604-929-3618

2 BR, 2 bath, new bldg. central Lonsdale, insuite wd, fp, dw, large patio, ug prkg, storage, ns, np, avail now, $1595, 604-617-7390

Beautiful Large Suites 1 Bdrms from $915, avail July 1. 2 Bdrms from $1320. 3 Bdrms, d/w $1650. Avail now or July 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-986-3866

Beautiful Views

1 br’s - $1,050 -$1,225 Spacious, pool, storage, heat & hw, dw, quiet, concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

1 BR, quiet, large, top flr, lower Lonsdale, $900incl cable/heat hw ug prkg, ns np now 604-312-6565


Great sub-penthouse, 2 BR condo. Note: age restriction 55+. Aug 1. $1750. N/S. N/P. Lease & Perfect Refs.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty

(604) 521-0311

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1 BR +den, Woodcroft, 3 appls, $1250 incl utils, pool, prkg, gym, ns, np, Aug. 1, 604-724-7014 1 BR, July 15, 274 W2nd. reno’d, $965 incls heat, hw, ug prkg, locker, ns/np, 604-779-3541


North Vancouver

2 BR, 2 bath, new reno, part city & mtn. views. gas fp, ensuite wd, Lonsdale/14, pet neg. incld gas, hw, ug prkg $1900, 604-984-0738 2 BR apt t/house nr Cap University, 982 sf, o/d pool, w/d, dw, heat/hw storage prkg incl. July 28th pets ok $1300 604-729-4175 2 BR corner, all new, $1175; upper Lonsdale, heat hw & cable, ns, np, now, lease, 604-987-8807 2 BR, corner, hardwood, Aug 1, new paint & kitchen, view $1150 incl hw heat, small bldg, cat ok, 6 & Lonsdale 604-986-4927


2 BR, mtn. view $1030. Avail Aug. 1, central Lonsdale, heat/hot water incl’d, no pets, 604-986-6418 CENTRAL LONSDALE- 2BR $1325 incl. Heat, hot water & ldry,

1yr lease, no dogs. 604-990-2971.



Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

2025 BELLEVUE AVENUE Fantastic location, pool. Renovated 1 & 2 br suites. Beautiful ocean views.

Cats ok. Senior discounts.


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


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

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Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 br Penthouse large deck, 1 BR & Bach pool rec. room, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. BACH. $870; Stunning views & lots of storage. NO PETS. 604-988-7379

LUXURY WATERFRONT Studio overlooking Seawalk. Suit single person $1750. 604-721-7484

PENTHOUSE $2100/MTH, 3371 Chesterfield Ave, 1500+ sqft, 16 x 8 deck unobstucted, city/water mtn view, living, dining kitchen, h/wood, 2 bath, inste ldry, 2 br+ lots of work space, ns. np, Ref’s. prefer couple. 604-889-9338


P/T CARETAKER needed for 12 units. Central lonsdale, 1 br suite, Avail Aug 1. Call Ron 922-6336 TIME BLDG 175 W.1st, 2 bdrm + den 2 bath 1100 sqft, Fantastic Location, mtn view, s/s appl. insuite laundry, f/p u/g prkg, storage, n/s n/p Sept 1 lease $1,650 ph 604-616-4352


West Van Apt. Rentals

1 bd 1 bth The Seastrand View, new flooring, Paint Sun Shades! NE Big View Heat hot water incl $1495 2 bd 1 bth The Dale In Tiddley Cove. No Elevator Garden setting, 2 decks Roomy, storage, $1995 Royal LePage Northshore Kristin 604-671-6175 1 BR, Ambleside, $950, parklike setting, adult oriented, np, Wes Lighthouse Realty 604-551-1409 1 BR faces south $1150 inclds, heat, h/w, cable, prkg 1765 Duchess Ave N/P, 604-377-0492

(Family complex )

2 & 3 BR new reno’s with new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628


1665 DUCHESS. 2 BR, Aug 1. Quiet concrete bldg. Updated, hardwood, heat, hw, 1 yr lease, ns np, $1675, 604-926-0594

PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bachelor, 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s Avail now. By appt. 604-921-7800

Location, location, location. Just steps to shopping and sea wall. 2 BR, 2 level suite, 5 appliances. Available July 1. Lease and excellent references a must.

Al Dodimead, ACD Realty 604 521-0311

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Duplexes - Rent

3 BR, 2 bath, kids ok, fp, wd, np, ns, upper flr with patio, $1550. E 3rd. 604-987-7006 3 BR, 2 Bath SXS duplex, recent reno, city views, lwr. Lonsdale Aug 1st. $1,975. 604-984-9191 CAULFEILD EXEC 3 br & loft home. 4696 Clovelly Walk. 7 appl, 2.5 baths, dbl garage, water views, near schools & trails. $3500. Aug 1. Century 21 Prudental 604-232-3039 CENTRAL LONSDALE 2 br, fireplace, private entrance, very clean, covered carport, w/d, close to bus, amentities. Suits 2 people. Aug 1st. N/P, N/S. $990. 604-925-2107

LOWER LONSDALE, great cond, 2 br, 1 ba, h/w flr, rec reno, lrg yrd, view, 443 East 1st. $1275. avail August 1, 604-779-7974


Furnished Accommodation

1 BR bsmt ste furn almost waterfront. np, ns, garden, max 1 $1,000. Now 604-929-5336 1 BR, self contained fully furn, lower Lonsdale, incl phone, utils cable/net fp, prkg, now, $500/wk or $1500/mo 604-986-6253

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, long term. 604-987-2691 Grand Manor Guest House ★ Daily ★ Weekly rates ★ 604-988-6082 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit


Houses - Rent

1005 HIGHLAND Dr. BP, reno’d, 4 Br, 2100 sf rancher, city/ocean view, pool, Aug 1. 604-448-1688 2 BDRM COZY COTTAGE with bsmt, Gleneagles, West Van, f/p, $2300, Immed. 604-925-1728 2 BR + sunroom, Lynn Valley. fully reno’d, fenced yard, sunny deck, nr Fromme Mtn biking, Lynn Valley Vlge, buses, 1517 Draycott Rd, $2000 + utils, 604-209-2266

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

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

THE EDWARDIAN 1330 Clyde Ave. Avail Aug 1st, View. 2 bdrm $1490 util not incl. No pets, N/S. Call for appt. 604-926-3741

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4BR WEST Van 2 bath, h/wd flrs, part water view, beautiful garden, f/p, skylights, ns, pets/kids ok. $3300 near schools, golf, rec ctre, Aug. 15th. 778-239-6030 5 BR 2 levels, rec room, 4 baths, fp, B. Prop area, W. Van, exec view $3400. now 604-720-2913 5 BR, 2.5 bath, near schools Lynn Valley, avail Aug. ns, np, refs, lease, $2300, 778-452-8326 5 BR + den, 3 full ba, Brit Prop, beautiful view, Nr Elem school, July 15, $4500/mo 604-649-3410

6 BR, 4 bath, fp, gas stove, all appls. 5000 sf, Lynn Valley Dyck Rd hardwood, ns, np, $4200, avail now, 604-710-8394

6 BR, with ste, newer home, $4300, nr Lonsdale, 2 car garage, 2 lvl. Aug. 1st, 604-720-2913 Baseball Anyone? Play hard? Grand Blvd Neighbourhood New Sutherland High School 4 bd 2 bth Hwd, 2 level $2595/ Classy Contemporary Mint! Huge View Hi Ceilings Post & Beam. Cul de sac Suit tiny family/couple carport $2695/ Ambleside front & center!!! Boutacioius Bungalow, View! Hwd, 4 bd, 2 bth studio down Garage! Gardener inc $2995/ Moyne Drive Rancher Hwd, ss appls. Could be furnished! 4 bd, 2 bth, level lot, kid friendly, cul de sac location. Prefer 1 year rental or longer! All In $2995/ Lower Caulfield, large homes Close to Caulfeild Elementary Caulfeild Shops Rockridge Hi 5 bd 4 bth, gardening in $4995/ Stunning Executive, View Upper Lonsdale/Brand Street Carisbrooke/Argyle Schools Hot tub, gym, 4 bd up den rec room, Dble Garage, $4995/ Westport Road Spacious 3 level 7 bd 5 bth, billards room sauna, deluxe kitchen. Updated bths, hwd, lots of pkg $5495/ Fully furnished Eagle Harbor Upscale, New home with 5 bds Stunning Open Plan $9995/ Royal LePage Northshore Kristin 604-671-6175

BRITISH PROP, exec, 4000sf, panor. view 4 br+den, 2.5 ba, ns np, Aug 1, $3980. 604-922-6789

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


2 BR upstairs + 1 br in finished bsmt, all reno’d, 2 baths, no pets, $2000, suits family. 605 E 7th, N.Van. Aug 1. Open Sat 1-3 pm 604-987-1205 or 604-728-2440 3 BR+LOFT. Westlynn, lovely garden, ravine setting. Suits prof. couple, 1 yr lease, ns, np, now, $2025, Wayne 604-649-6416 3br+den Caulfeild Vlge 2.5bath, quiet, garage, cul-de-sac, $3950+ np, Lighthouse 604-551-1409 4 BR newly reno’d Upper Lonsdale, NV, 2 bath, 1800sf, $2200, np, w/d, part view. Jul/Aug 604-572-0015 or 604-760-8585

CANYON HEIGHTS 4 Br, big deck, updated, 2 fp, Aug 1. $2750 604-925-8824 Canyon Heights & Handsworth cul-de-sac, exec. 4 br np, $3950, 604-980-9198..778-861-0688 CAULFIELD 4 BR house, 5565 Greenleaf Road, 3 lvl, spacious & Bright, $3400. Aug 1. Call Joy at Advent Real Estate Services 604-812-4788

4 BR, upper Delbrook, 3300 sf. cul de sac, garage. priv, city/ ocean views, July 15 or Aug 1. $3100. text or call 604-617-7383

CAULFIELD 5 BR Executive furn hse, 5604 Westhaven Court, 5000 sqft, 3 f/p’s, games rm, dble car garage, $6500. Aug 1. Call Joy at Advent Real Estate Services 604-812-4788

AMBLESIDE, VIEW, 4 bdrm+, 2 baths, semi-furn. n/s, n/p, ref/ lease, $2350. 604-926-0053

WATERFRONT DEEPCOVE 3BR 2BA, 5 Appl, Lge Decks, F/P, Moorage. Aug 1. 604-264-7612

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Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM bsmt, central Lonsdale, w/d, n/s, n/p, $1250 incl utils, HD, internet, July 1. 604-984-2922 EAGLE HARBOUR Updated 4br 3 bath, f/p, skylight, $3950 604-925-8824

2 BDRM garden level ste on quiet St. in Lynn Valley near Park, A Sept 1, $1000, 604-983-3748 .

LYNN VALLEY, clean home, 2 full baths, 3br up, 2br down, 2 f/ps, rec rm, cls to transit, shops. Alarm, $2350/mo, 604-988-5469

2 BDRM large, newer, very bright bsmt. 7 appl., large storage, alarm, WI-FI, 2 parking, Caulfeild Village, 7 min. to Park Royal, n/s, n/p. $1400 + utils. 604-789-2375

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools............... $888/M SOUTH SURREY/WHITE ROCK – 15532 Madrona Dr., 3 bdrm, HOUSE, on Cul-de-Sac in quiet family neighborhood, huge yard, new roof, double garage.. $1,688/M

Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

WEST VAN, 5 br, 2 bath, 2 levels, 2200sf, sundeck, patio, ns, npp, 2700+util, Aug 1, 604-581-8494


Office/Retail Rent

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


Shared Accommodation

22 YR old F looking to share w/ 1 or more, location flexible, avail immediately (778) 886-6639


North Vancouver

LYNN VALLEY, 1 br, wd, cable interntet, $125/wk, suit quiet mature ns male, 604-980-2901

2 BEDROOM garden suite in lower Dundarave near buses, shopping and rec centre. Quiet residence, 2 people max. n/s. Newer stove, fridge and in-suite w/d. $1400 + utilities. August 1. 604.926.6901 2 BR, bright garden level, gas fp, wd, dw, fenced yard, Edgemont Village, ns, incl cable, net, Aug 1 or now, $1400+util 604-980-7810 2 BR bsmt Lynn Valley avail immed. Clean, w/d incl. $900+1/3 utilities. n/s n/p. Call 604.983.6675. 2 BR garden apt, Central Lonsdale, radiant heat & f/p, 6 appls, n/s cat ok. Suit quiet couple max 2 persons. $1200+40% util. Aug 1. 778-340-0150 2 BR ground level, share wd, new reno, quiet, prkg, fp, np, ns $1100+util. Now. 604-980-9630



JULY 1ST, LOWER Lonsdale storage space, 600sf, electricity $450, 604-983-9493


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM brand new suite in new house, 5 new appls, Edgemont Village, n/p, n/s, inclds heat/light, $1000 avail. now. 604-830-7734 1 BDRM Suite (above gnd) in Lynn Valley. Full Kitchen with 4 appls. Lots of nat light. Private entrance. Shared laundry access. Includes utils. N/S only. $875. 604-202-1871

2 BR, modern reno’d garden suite, Blueridge area, greenbelt, n/s, n/p, $950. 604-924-1796

2 BR, New, bright, Pemberton Heights, 5 appls, radiant heat, own entry & laundry, 1100 sf, ns np $1400. 604-710-2876

NATURE PARADISE, 2 bdrm Apt, (1200sf), large decks, private, 6 appl, river access/view, Aug 1, $1690. 778-239-7416

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Townhouses Rent


Townhouses Rent

Townhouses Rent


3 BR apt, 2 bath, new carpert Mt Seymour Prky area, ns, np, kids ok, $1550, 604-987-7006 1128 Strathaven Dr. 908-7368. 3 level T/hse, 4 BR, 2 car garage, pet ok, Jul 1, lease, $2900.

3 BR fp $1875. reno’d, 1.5 baths, 5 appls, storage, patio, ns, np, July 1, Rufus Dr, 604-980-6250

2 BR and Den new townhouse, f/p, ss appl, wd, 1500sf, 3 lvl, rec room in bsmnt, priv patio, 2prkg. $2450. Info: Prop ID: 2624 or call Chad 604-984-7368, ext 216

3 BR. Tobruck Ave. 2.5 bath, wd, gas fp, prkg, ns, pet ok, $1850 + utils, 604-983-2053

3 BR, 2.5 bath, New Kitchen 5 appl, gas f/p, garage, storage, np/ ns, $2400 Avail Aug 1; 604-926-0462 or 604-720-2515

GONNA MOVE TO BURNABY NORTH, 3 BR, Broadway/Sperling, nr SFU, quiet area, ns/np, $1650. Sep 1. 604-505-5039

8670 SEASCAPE Dr. Howe Sound, 2 yr, 2 Br + den, 2500sf, gd view, 2.5 Ba, 604-448-1688

Noma 728 W.14th St, 908-7368. 3 level, 2 BR, 2.5 baths, 2 prkg, roof deck, lease, $2200

Warehouse/ Commercial



Wanted To Rent

2 PROFESSIONAL women looking for quiet 2 bdrm apt/condo, house or main floor of house in North or West Van. Reas rent in exchange for excellent tenants. Ref avail. Aug 1. 604-985-0079 WANTED 1 BR bright, fireplace, updated, prefer N Van, professionally employed mid 40’s male, ns np, exc refs, Aug 1 or Sept 1. $900-$1000 mth 604-813-3352

NVAN 103-130 Pemberton Ave, 3700sf, W/H with a/c office, lrg O/H door, 200 amp, 3 phase, fenced yd, great exposure, avail soon, 604 929-9493,

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2009 MAZDA MIATA MX5 GT Convertible, auto, only 7,000kms $33,980 2009 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GL Auto, a/c, pwr group, only 41,000kms ONLY $14,808 2008 MAZDA MX5 GT Hard top convertible, loaded, manual $31,980 2007 HONDA CRV LX Auto, 4WD, low kms $23,900

2 BR, newer, West Van, newer appls, own wd, priv entry, np, ns, $1649 + 1/3 utils. 604-916-0428 2BDRM SUITE avail. Aug 1st $1400 includ. util. Separate w/d,d/ w/gas fireplace and huge in suite storage. Call 604-562-5818 2BR BSMT Suite, new reno hw floor, Furn or Unfurn, Alarm, Lrg Yard, $1200. Call 604-561-0099

1 BR bsmt, Ambleside, d/w, suits one, share wd, ns, np, $900 incls cable, AUG, 1 604-219-3274

3 BR 2 full baths, Pemberton Heights, nr amens, balcony, np ns $1700. July 15. 778-893-9585

2 BDR suite, U/L newer hse. 780sq. ft., d/w, w/d, radiant heat, alrm. H/S wireless incl. On bus rte. $1300 + ¼ utils. N/S, N/P. 604-649-7439

DEEP COVE, Lrg studio priv entry, quiet, beautiful view, gas fp, new appl, suit bachelor or couple, w/d, full bath, ns, np, ref’s $900 utils incl. Immed. 604-512-7365


2 BR, Lynn Valley, 2 prkg spaces $1100 Aug 1. Call after 5pm 604-760-3274, 604-987-1844

2BR LRG above grnd suite. D/W, W/D. Close to shops/on bus rte. $1295. N/S. 604-317-2076

1 BR large bsmt suite. Walk to sea bus & amen, NS, d/w, gas f/p, shared w/d, own patio and garden area. Respectful tenants only. $1175 incls utils. 604-837-6653

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR Lower Chartwell, view, garden level, patio, no pets, N/S, W/D, $990 Aug1. 604-926-3254

1 BDRM+DEN above ground bsmt ste, lower Grand Blvd. Own entr., w/d, d/w, n/s, n/p, 900 sf. $1,050 inclusive. 604-988-1189.

1 BR bsmt large bright upper L Valley, ns, np full ktch, wd $875 incl heat/hw immed 604.833.0386


2 BR large grnd flr, 2 full bath, nr Larson school, bus, shops & rec centre, Garage, ns np. Aug 1 $1200+50% utils 604-904-0964

2 BR Lynn Valley, reno’d large quiet bsmt s, own w/d, n/s n/p Aug 1st. $1095+util 604-720-9483 NICE PRIVATE room, suits female, ns, non drinker, Central Lonsdale. Access kitchen, dining & living rms, dw, computer. $525 incl furn, utils/net. 778-885-8864

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3 BR upper lvl, 2 bath (1 ensuite), nr Larson school, bus, shops & rec centre. Garage, ns np Aug 1 $1700+60% utils 604-904-0964

4 BR. up, 2 bath, fp, gas stove, all appls. 2800sf, $2900; 2br down, 1100sf, $1500 Lynn Valley, both own wd, hardwood, ns, np, whole house $4200, now, 604-710-8394 AMBLESIDE $1450, nice 2 br garden ste, big sunny priv patio. Quiet. Beautiful kitchen new appl. w/d, ns np Jul/Aug 604-926-1430

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2007 HYUNDAI TIBURON GT Manual, only 30,000kms. NOW $14,900 2007 LEXUS IS250 Leather, a/c, push button start, low kms. NOW $29,985 2007 HYUNDAI AZERA LTD Leather, low kms ONLY $21,530 2007 HYUNDAI TUCSON GL Manual, a/c, only 65,000kms, 2.0L, fwd ONLY $14,930 2007 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA UNLIMITED EDITION Auto, pwr group, only 40,000 kms ONLY $26,800 2006 PONTIAC G6 GT Auto, a/c, low kms. ONLY $12,900

2009 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID Air, cruise, pwr windows & locks, keyless entry, blue, U10472A SALE PRICE $22,995 2009 TOYOTA RAV4 White, auto, very clean, U5357. Was $25,995 $23,995 2007 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER Auto, alarm, blue, like new, U5361. Was $25,995 $23,995 2007 TOYOTA TUNDRA CREW MAX LTD Black, leather, 5 pass, 8500lb towing capacity, only 31,507kms, U5423 NOW $43,995 2007 TOYOTA RAV4 LTD Leather, black, auto, air, sunroof, only 48,000kms, U5418 SALE PRICE $25,995 2006 TOYOTA TACOMA TRD pkg, auto, well maintained, U5344. Was $27,995 NOW $25,995 2006 TOYOTA SEQUOIA SR-5 Leather, moonroof, U5336. Was $31,995 NOW $27,995 2006 HONDA ODYSSEY EX-L Blue, leather, auto, one owner, 87,000kms, U11037A ONLY $22,995 2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID Black, leather, fully loaded, one owner, local, 102,000kms, U5364. Was 26,995 NOW $24,995

2009 LEXUS RX350 Gray on black leather, one owner, local, only 19,500kms $43,990

2006 LANDROVER LR3 HSE Fully loaded, low kms, clean ON SALE $30,980

2009 LEXUS RX350 Only 19,600kms, smokey on black, premium package, local, Certified $43,990

2009 VOLVO S40 BLOWOUT PRICE $23,200

2008 LEXUS ISF Black on black, fully loaded, only 28,000kms, local, clean $59,990 2008 LEXUS LS 600HL Smokey granite on black leather, 19” wheels, navigation, back up camera, bluetooth, beautiful. SAVE HUGE $73,990 2007 AUDI Q7 Fully loaded, gold on tan, beautiful condition $39,990 2007 MERCEDES BENZ ML 63 AMG Silver on black, only 19,000kms, mint, local, 500hp, AWD $68,990 2007 LEXUS IS250 AWD, blue on tan, only 43,000kms, Lexus Certified $32,990 2006 BMW 525I Only 68,000kms, grey on black leather, very clean $29,990 2004 LEXUS SC430 CONVERTIBLE Only 62,000kms, silver on black, one owner, local, beautiful $34,990

2008 VW CITY JETTA Low kms, convenience pkg $16,700 2008 HONDA CIVIC 2DR COUPE Nice rims, low kms. Reg $16,980 SALE $14,980 2008 TOYOTA YARIS Reg $11,980 SALE $9,980 2007 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER Local, clean. $24,980 2007 BMW X3 Black on black with premium pkg. Reg price $31,980. SALE PRICE $27,980


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 TOYOTA TACOMA Locally owned and lady driven. SALE PRICE $23,980

2009 VOLVO XC70 Auto, AWD, sunroof, U4544. Was $38,999 NOW $37,999 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA CE 5 spd, priced right! U4497. Was $14,999 NOW $12,999 2007 LEXUS IS250 Pearl white, auto, a/c, low kms, U4565. $28,995 2007 VOLVO S60 2.5T Auto, leather, sunroof, U4530 SUMMER SALE $25,995 2007 VOLVO C70 Get ready for summer, U4534 GREAT PRICE $35,999 2007 VOLVO XC90 V8 AWD, 7 pass, rear entertainment, U4449. Was $45,999 NOW $41,999

NO PAYMENTS FOR 90 DAYS O.A.C. 2006 VOLVO XC90 7 pass, DVD & nav, U4505 SUMMER SPECIAL $28,999 2006 CHEV COBALT SS 5spd, a/c, low kms, U4484 PRICED TO GO $11,999 2006 BMW 650I Fully equipped, top of the line, U4454. Was $41,999 NOW $39,999

2005 PORSCHE BOXSTER Manual, black with black leather, one owner, only 42,700kms, U10857R. Was $36,995 NOW $34,995

2004 BMW 645CI CONVERTIBLE Only 80,000kms, gold on tan, very clean, beautiful $34,990

2004 NISSAN MAXIMA Leather, sunroof, only 69,000kms $15,900

2003 BUICK REGAL Immaculate, auto, air, cruise, pwr windows, gold, U101036A $6,995

2002 VOLVO S60 Beautiful car, full service history & ICBC report. $12,990

2006 HONDA S2000 Very rare! Local, low kms. A must see, in perfect condition! $31,980

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Quality Pre-Loved Inventory 2010 Jeep Compass 4x4 Sport

Only 350kms,extented warranty,pwr group,alloys,auto,light almond,10111A Pre-Loved Special $22,988

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

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Hardtop Limited

Only 39,744kms,silver,3.5L V6, navigation,Uconnect,pwr hardtop,loaded, BCAA inspected,P5449. Pre-Loved Special $29,988

The North Shore’s Best 2004 Mercedes Benz E320 Station Wagon 4Matic All Wheel Drive local, auto/Tiptronic, sunroof, heated seats, pwr tailgate, only 61K, exceptional. $TBA 2000 Porsche Boxster “S” Convertible 6 spd manual, local, only 80k, well serviced & spotlessly kept. $21,850 2000 Mercedes Benz S430 Luxury Sedan “newer shape”, auto/Tiptronic, only 56k from new, local, navigation, Parktronic, pwr rear blind, exceptional example. $18,850

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 Sport

2008 JeepWrangler

2003 Mercedes Benz ML 350 SUV auto, local, sunroof, heated leather seats, ony 92k, spotlessly kept. $15,850

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

2002 Mercedes Benz CLK 320 Coupe auto, local, sunroof, only 76k, exceptional $15,850

2008 Jeep Patriot 4x4

2004 Toyota Rav 4 auto, local, a/c, pwr group, only 60K, spotless $15,850

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

2006 Jeep Commander

7 pass,only 54,000kms,loaded,blue,4x4, alloys,V8,BCAA inspected,P5460 Pre-Loved Special $21,988

2006 Ford Fusion SEL

V6,only 56,000kms,sunroof,alloys,local, cd,keyless entry,nice,1088A Pre-Loved Special $12,988

2005 Chev Corvette Convertible

V8,only 42,000kms,black,nice well kept car. Pre-Loved Special $34,988

2005Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 5spd,yellow,alloys,power group,sunroof, 57,000kms,st#10062A Pre-Loved Special $12,988

2004 Chrysler Pacifica

All wheel drive,V6,silver,new tires,loaded, leather,only 72,000kms,10056A Pre-Loved Special $16,988

2003 Mercedes Benz SL500 Convertible

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2005 SEBRING TOURING CAR, 138,000 KMS, Silver. $9500. Call 604-946-0293.


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2010 YAMAHA BWs 125cc Scooter, Perfect Cond., 895kms, $3199, Call 604-288-4376


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#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2006 Nissan XTrail 4x4 SUV auto, local, sunroof, leather, only 79K, immaculate. $17,850 2004 Mercedes Benz C240 4Matic 4dr Sedan All Wheel Drive local, alloy wheels, only 33K, spotless. $TBA

Black,Hemi,20”wheels,pwr rear slider, only 48,000kms,P5443 Pre-Loved Special $27,988

1991 MERCEDES 420 SEL. superb cond. Thousands spent on making it 100% mechanically perfect. Body 99%. Interior 100%. An appreciating classic. $9800 obo. David. 604-728-0291 or email

2001 Mercedes Benz CLK 320 auto, local, only 96k, spotless $13,850


Wed to Sat 9am - 5pm 1999 Lexus RX300 SUV auto, local, only 130K, exceptionally well kept. $11,850 2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 TS 4Dr Hatchback AWD auto, local, CD, a/c, pwr windows & locks, only 77k, spotless. $11,850 1998 Mercedes Benz E320 4dr Sedan auto, local, only 97K, sunroof, leather heated seats, spotless. $9,850 2001 Volvo V40 1.9t Station Wagon auto, local, alloy wheels, only 116k, extremely well kept. $9,850



A RELIABLE carpenter. Doors, windows, finishing carp, decks, baths, cabinets, bsmt, flrs, repairs 25 yrs exp. Marc 604-789-7289 FRIENDLY, Professional, Crown mouldings, baseboard, casings rough framing. 778-233-0559


Carpet/Flooring Installation

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



$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 ✫✫A CLEAN SWEEP ✫ Reliable Housecleaning service. Low rates 778 836-9970 ✫✫ 604 987-9970 CLEAN YOUR HOME LIKE MY OWN. Shopping, chores, errands. 604-985-5125 SEA CLEANING: Specializing in residential/commercial services, environmentally friendly products. Contact: Andrea 604-790-1657




Stairs, drainage, patios, walls, etc. 100% Satisfaction Exc. Ref’s 604-379-2640


2005 VW Jetta TDI, 5 spd, silver, 1 owner, 63K, loaded, all records, heated seats, no accidents, tires winter, sr $17,500, 604-921-9788


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



2004 TOYOTA Sienna CE, 8 passenger package, 95 K, exc cond, $16,000. 604-838-6353



1980 20 FT GMC FRONTIER70,000 orig km, int all new, new tire/brakes,exhaust/shocks A Steal @ $5300. 604-825-3845

Which SUV sips gas like a subcompact?

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

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

Serving the North Shore for over 30 years!

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Paving Stones & Walls Drainage & Grading Irrigation & Lighting New Lawn Installs Outdoor Kitchens

DNE ELECTRIC All Electrical Needs Lic #89267, Panel Upgrading. Reasonable & Free Estimate. 604-999-2332 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899




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


• Demolition • Drainage • Large Rock & Concrete Removal • Oil Tank Removal • Small Jobs • Specialty

Call Ron: 604-377-1345



VINYL FENCE & RAILINGS ★NEVER ROTS★ Lifetime Warranty 604-618-3145 Cedar Fences & Decks affordable rate. Not Like any other - artistic. Jeff 778-928-9201, 604-415-0920

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

Floor Refinishing

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



Full Seamless Gutter Installation/Repairs Soffits All jobs Guaranteed. Fully insured/WCB covered Will beat any competitors price

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4", 5" & 6 " continuous gutters Vinyl & aluminium siding soffits Install repairs & cleaning. Free Estimates 604 874-8158 Check us out with the BBB


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

A & P ELECTRIC #89724 Low prices. Small jobs okay. Satisfaction guar. 604-765-3329

AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 DRYWALL REPAIRS, texturing, painting. Call Al @ Clearwater Drywall & Painting. 604-722-1487

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Custom Landscape Installs

8110 A PLUS TAPING & DRYWALL High quality, reasonable rates. Free estimates. 604-715-0400



THE FENCE MAN Call for all of your fencing needs. Free estimates! 604-771-6063



A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319

The Earth Moves - Mini Excavating, bobcat service & landscape contruction. 604-753-8533



Carpentry, flooring, drywall, painting, exteriors & more!

Flow-rite Concrete for all your concrete needs. Specializing in stamped/exposed. 604-418-6445 MORRISON CONCRETE Design, excavate, form & place all concrete. 604-988-2840


#1167 LIC. Bonded, WCB. BBB Member since 1975. Lrg & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter. Low rates. 24 Hour. Jim 617-1774.

CONCRETE FORMING, concrete work & retaining walls. Small/big job John 778-919-8796

1997 GMC Yukon SLT, auto, ac, leather, fully loaded, tow pkg, exc cond $3950obo, 604-946-5505

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

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



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

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★ High quality Factory painted polyurethane finish. ★ Installed Base or Crown $3.00 per feet. Call Mark 604-603-7133

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)805-8463/ 986-4026 HANDY 'D' Home Services, General maintenance, Carpentry, Decks, Fences, Renovations. Whatever you need! Call 604-722-5684 HANDY DANDY all types of renos, bath, kitchen, tiles, painting - in side & out Free Est. Ibrahim 604-619-6968 HANDYMAN FOR ANY JOB plus kitchen & bath reno’s, flooring, drywall ... 604-505-4597




INC. Landscaping, Excavation & Demos turf, ponds, irrigation, retaining walls, paver patios, pool excavation/fill, stump grinding, walkways, jack hammering, concrete cutting, delivery/hauls, drainage/sewer/water, complete yard redevelopments and strata contracts


MANDALAY LANDSCAPING Lawn & Garden Maintenance

Patios – Walkways Retaining Walls – Gates Power Rake – Aeration 604-786-5743

TIMPRO CONSTRUCTION. All home repairs, big & small. 20 yrs exp. Certified, refs. 604-715-1562



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



Counter Tops, Custom Cabinets & Refacing • In business 50 years

604-879-9191 Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets #3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby BATHROOMS & much more. 40 yrs on the North Shore. Working within your budget. 778-387-3626



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


A.ALL AREA LANDSCAPING Landscaping and Garden Service. 604-926-1526 & 604-726-9153 BC Instant Lawns, New lawn installations★ landscaping★ prof. putting greens★ 604-454-4954 CONSTRUCTIVE decking, stone masonry, paving stones, bricks & blocks 604-250-7824... 980-8224 Design - Consultation- Installation 604-518-5661 MANDALAY LANDSCAPING CUT-REPAIR-REPLACE 604-786-5743 NORTH SHORE ARBORIST SERVICE. Exceptional work at low rates. 25 yr exp 604-721-4065 ONE CALL Landscapes it all Free estimates! 604-985-2545 PACIFIC LANDSCAPING lawn installations, retaining walls, pavers drainage etc 839-1225



“The Grass is Greener”

• New Lawn Installs • Replace Old Lawn • Lawn Drainage • Landscaping • Paving ~ Any size job ~

Nick 929-7732

Don’t struggle cutting your grass. Hire a Lawn Care professional. See section 8160 in the Home Services.


Lawn & Garden


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

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988



STONE WORK Retaining walls, facing, cultured stone. 604-603-2576

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


Home Services

NORTH SHORE Home Services Windows, gutters, power washing 604-988-5294 North Shore Lawn Cuts. Power washing exp. Reas. rates. Dirt & mulch Del. Dave: 778-846-7974

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604-926-1526 604-726-9153 North Shore Lawn Cuts. ★Power washing ★Garbage removal ★Reas. rates. ★Dirt & mulch Deliveries Call Dave: 778-846-7974 A. A. Allwest 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

Chau Le Gardening Tree cutting & topping, shrubs, yard cleanup, trimming, hedging, 604-782-5288 ★CNN ★Weeding ★Trimming ★Mulch★maintenance★top soil★ Free est. Nick 778-840-6573 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

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

POPEYE’S MOVING Scott 604-377-2503


Oil Tank Removal

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Painting/ Wallpaper


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S & W GARDENING SERVICE Comm/res maint, clean-up. Japanese Gardener 604.986.0059

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Renovations & Home Improvement




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

Thinking of Renovating your home? Call Bob 778-387-3626 From bathrooms to ensuites, to additions. We do it all and we do it within your budget

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd All types of Re-Roof, Repair, Gutter. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957

•Residential Roofing •Siding and Window Installations •Aluminum Awnings and Railings •Rain Gutter Replacements •Drainage Installations and Repairs

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

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

Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate

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


Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205

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

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-809-3842

TOP PAINTING Res & Comm. Reasonable rates • Free Estimate Top Quality! Joe 604-782-1377



North Shore Co.


PLUMBING LTD Heating & Gas Fitting Licensed Plumber

604-987-7473 604-721-6075

RBG Contracting Ltd.

All Kinds of Renovations • Roofing • Forming • Framing

Call 604.721.8743

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)986-4026/805-8463 BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 BEARING WALLS removed, floors leveled, cathedral ceilings, garage leveled, door and window openings. 604-787-7484


Renovations & Construction. Mano, 604-990-1671/230-7970 Fortif Construction: North Shore home reno specialists. 604-202-1264

INTERIOR RENOVATIONS Bathrooms, Kitchen, Basement, & More. Tim Gleason 604-926-5440 OLD garages demolished or restored. Topsoil/sand & gravel. Call Ron 604-377-1345


Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 PHD PLUMBING & HEATING Drainage, renos, bsmt specials. Flexible hours. Call 604-897-0503 SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $65/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy


Power Washing

ALL-WAYS Pressure Washing Driveways, sidewalks, patios & houses. Free est 604-985-0402 North Shore Home Services. Power Washing, Window & Gutter Cleaning. 604-988-5294

Right roofs Right price Right here



#1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call for your FREE ESTIMATE

SSK ROOFING & SIDING Re-roofing. Gutters. WCB / BBB 604-787-4622 or 778 240-6513



Rubbish Removal

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



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


Best Quality Roofing

New Roof • Re-Roof • Repairs Res/Com • Free Est’s 24 Hour Emergency Service Product & Labour Warranty WCB • Insured

Working in our community for 17 years


All Season Roofing

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

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



Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925


Sun Decks

20 year Labour Warranty available



RENOVATIONS: FROM Rendering to Reality. Visit and look for our listing on Sundays. 604-980-8384


Basic Roofing: What you need, when you need it, at an affordable price. Free inspections Free Estimates


The North Shore’s only Yardworks Compost Pro Soil Dealer 1600 Barrow St., N.Van

604-986-7624 6days/week Pick Up & Delivery Now accepting green waste

A FAIR DEAL Loads to 5 yards, soils/mulch/manure/sand/gravel, odd jobs, rubbish. 604-908-1150 Dalton Trucking Ltd. Special: Top soil $15/yd. Sand gravel, trucking etc 604-986-6944


Tree Services


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

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

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) 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 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 DYNAMIC STUMP grinding, Specializing stump removal, prof affordable removals 778-840-9321

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

Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915


TV/Home Theatre

YOUR HOME TECHNOLOGY PARTNER • One Touch Home Media Systems • Custom Home Theatre Installations • House-Wide Audio and Video • Home Automation and Security • Lighting Control/Energy Management • Experts in Low Voltage Wiring • Custom Home & Renovation Retrofits • Affordable Solutions for all Budgets • Working with North Shore Builders and Home Owners for Over 10 Years • 50 Years Plus of Combined Experience

KUL Sales • 604.484.1855



Bath, Kitchen, Suite’s & More www. 604-781-7695

SMALL JOBS WELCOME RENOVATION Crown Mouldings · Drywall · Painting · Flooring, ★ Call 604-771-2201, 771-5197

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


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

DELBROOK 604-729-6695


FULL RENO’S, fences, pressure washing, rubbish removal, roofing, concrete. Free Est. Summer prices. 778-991-5561


Quote code 1969 for a 5% discount


Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338

Top Soil

Soil & Stone Ltd.

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $137. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700

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



Designated Project Managers and Third Party Inspections

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


Custom Bath & Kitchen


★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617


PHS YARD SERVICES $25/Hr Chainsawing/Brushcutting Lawn/Hedge Cutting Cleanup/Garbage Hauling Call Peter (778) 689-8043



J.B. GRASS Cutting. Weeding, Trimming, Pruning, hedging, cleanup. Terry 604-723-3582

PEAK Yard Maint & Powerwash Lawn Care, Hedge Trim, Window Cleaning. Doug • 604-837-9417

JB’s PAINTING • 99/room – Int/Exterior



M. GILL Gardening -Maint Clean Up & Pruning, Com/ Res Free Est. 604-765-4922

Painting/ Wallpaper

10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005

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

LAWNS Jungle George Your North Shore Resident Lawns Garden & Yard Cleanups Hedges & Trees * George’s cell 604-317-3552


Wednesday, July 7, 2010 – North Shore News – A51

Window Cleaning

A Guaranteed Lowest Price COLOURWISE™ We design, build, repair, refinish, & paint decks. Jim 778-232-4063



Ceramic & Stone Installation •Bath •Kitchen •Floors •Decks Int/Ext •Free Est • 604-789-5671 PROFESSIONAL CERAMIC tile, marble, granite,slate installation. Call John 604 916 2305

• Window cleaning • Gutter cleaning/repairs • Power washing • WCB insured • Free Estimates

West Coast



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

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North Shore News July 7 2010  

North Shore News July 7 2010

North Shore News July 7 2010  

North Shore News July 7 2010