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North Van man killed in Vancouver Island crash Jane Seyd

ONE North Vancouver man is dead and another was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a dramatic car crash on Vancouver Island Friday. Darcy Grant, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. He was a passenger in the car that crashed. The name of the 25year-old driver has not been released. The two men were heading south in a Lexus on the Inland Island Highway 19 near Campbell River late Friday night when the driver lost control. According to witnesses, the vehicle plunged into a ditch at the side of the road then flipped into the air, taking out half of a large steel signpost and support beam and slicing several trees in half before landing on its roof. Two passing drivers stopped at the scene before emergency crews arrived. Both the driver and the passenger of the Lexus were trapped inside the vehicle. Campbell River Fire and Rescue had to cut them out of the car. The driver was taken to Campbell River Hospital with serious injuries. He was in stable condition at press time. An RCMP collision analyst inspected the scene of the accident. Preliminary results suggest both speed and alcohol may have been contributing factors in the crash.

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LYNN Canyon Ecology Centre’s naturalist Kate Broadley checks out some of the natural wonders in North Vancouver’s forested areas. Broadley is leading nature-based kids’ camps at the centre thoughout August. Call 604 990-3755 to register.

North Shore home sales drop sharply Jane Seyd

HOUSING prices on the North Shore are remaining steady, despite a dramatic recent drop-off in real estate sales.

Numbers released by the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board showed sales of townhouses in North Vancouver fell 53 per cent between June and July while sales of detached homes dropped by 33 per cent. Sales between May and July in North Vancouver were also down as much as 30 per cent over the same period last year.

Real estate prices still steady despite July slow-down

The story was similar in West Vancouver, where sales of detached homes were down 15 per cent from June. Sales between May and July were also down about 19 per cent over the same time last year. The number of new listings has also fallen off. Tightening of mortgage qualification rules, rising interest rates and uncertainty about the global economy is making both buyers

and sellers jittery, said Rudy Nielson, president of Landcor, a company which analyzes real estate trends. “A lot of people are just hunkering down,” and watching to see where the economy is heading, he said. That’s a contrast to the earlier part of this year, where sellers rushed to put their homes on the market before the mortgage rules and interest rates changed. Many people also mistakenly believed the HST applied to re-sales of existing homes, said Neilson. Sales numbers in the Metro Vancouver area are now down to

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Peeping Tom appeals sentence

Jane Seyd

A Peeping Tom who repeatedly stalked the home of two teenaged girls and climbed on to the roof of their house to see them naked is appealing his suspended sentence.

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DELBROOK Recreation Centre green team chairman Mark Raasch (third from left) and other project supporters release ladybugs into the centre’s community garden Thursday. The facility, which evolved from a composting site, has become a focus for the neighbourhood.

Garden blooms with health grant Jennifer Luther

HAVING a cucumber plant shoved under your nose may not sound appealing to everyone, but if you’re Mark Raasch, it’s a sign of community acceptance. When a neighbour of Delbrook recreation centre’s four-row community garden stopped by recently to ask Raasch, who heads the centre’s green team, to come check out her garden, he was taken aback. “(But) this is the kind of thing that happens,” Raasch remarked. “Gardeners are just so happy and so excited to share things with you.” Despite the mud on Raasch’s shoes, the neighbour

VCH grant turns waste heap to community attraction

and her daughter encouraged him to walk in. He stayed for 45 minutes. “We’ve had lots of little experiences like that,” he said. What started out as a small composting pilot project for scraps of lettuce, bread and paper towel has turned into a garden thanks to a grant from Vancouver Coastal Health. Now the garden is booming. “None of us really are experts at all, and this stuff is just growing like crazy,” said Raasch. Though the garden has thankfully not attracted bears or rats, it has attracted a lot of local residents, he said. Preschoolers have hand-painted pots, and

neighbours have come by with plants and seeds. Raasch and his colleagues are not experienced gardeners. He attributes the team’s success to the traditional techniques they’ve adopted, including some used by Aboriginal groups. “We’ve introduced a First Nations form of planting called the three sisters. You group plants that tend to work really well together. We planted corn, which acts as a stalk for beans to go up, and then also we put squash in between. That fortifies the soil.” The Green Team also supplies its own compost, which it uses as an organic fertilizer. No pesticides are used. The crops, including kale, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, and herbs, are often donated See Garden page 5

Slowing sales do not point to downturn, says analyst From page 1

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TOTAL home sales and listings on the North Shore have both slipped dramatically since last year.

levels not seen since 2001 and 2002, said Tsur Sommerville, associate professor with the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. But despite that, prices haven’t budged much, remaining close to the record-high levels set in April of this year. The median selling price of a detached home in North Vancouver was $850,000 in July — down just slightly from the $875,000 median price set between January and July this year. In West Vancouver, the median selling price of a house was a staggering $1.3 million, down from the $1.7 million median price set the month before. Benchmark prices for an “average” house within the two communities also remained stratospheric — at $913,000 and $1.35 million respectively. Neilson said one reason prices haven’t fallen is that the geographic constraints of the Lower Mainland keep land prices high. “The cheapest lots are $350,000, $400,000 and go up to

$800,000,” he said. Prices could level off, said Neilson, but he doesn’t see a major real estate downturn. People from other areas of Canada — and other parts of the world — still want to come to the Lower Mainland, he said. “We think it’s expensive, but (compared to many areas of the world) it’s not,” he said. Sommerville added housing prices tend to be “sticky.” “Even when there’s pressure for prices to fall, they don’t necessarily fall right away,” he said. Normally, prices only fall steeply when there is a lot of unsold inventory or “the economy is really tanking.” “The market is very much about where (people) think things are going over the long term,” he said. “There is a psychology to (the housing market) that’s different (than other commodities).” When people from other parts of the country want to buy here despite high prices, it offers people reassurance, he said — “ ‘Oh, other people want to be here and want to make the same decisions I’ve made.’ ”

North Vancouver provincial court Judge William Rodgers handed the oneyear suspended sentence to Jeremy Nelson, 32, in June after Nelson pleaded guilty to secretly skulking around the home of the sisters between September 2009 and Jan. 23 of this year. Nelson’s obsession began last September when he spied the younger teen while driving through her North Vancouver neighbourhood one day. He returned later that evening in the hopes of watching her while she undressed. After that, according to court documents, Nelson returned frequently to the home where the two girls lived with their parents to spy on the teens, trespassing on the family’s property. His compulsion eventually led him to scale the side of the house and climb on to the roof to look through the bedroom windows. Eventually, the girls’ parents grew to suspect that someone was hanging around the outside of their home, and asked neighbours to tell them about anything out of the ordinary. In January, Nelson’s vehicle was spotted parked on the street nearby, while he was on the roof of the house. When neighbours blocked the vehicle, Nelson tried to escape on foot, but he was eventually tracked down and arrested. Nelson’s lawyer, Douglas Jevning, told the judge Nelson’s voyeurism happened during a period when he was suffering insomnia after using the prescription drug Champix to quit smoking. He was also smoking large amounts of marijuana at the time, said Jevning. A psychologist’s report said Nelson was genuinely remorseful and ashamed of his actions. The psychologist concluded that the accused gravitated to voyeurism because “he was predisposed to escape into fantasy when trying to cope with stress.” Nelson’s lawyer asked the judge to let Nelson off without a criminal record, noting the episode was out of character. See Judge page 5

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Province launches smoke forecasting

Judge decries ‘deviant’ acts From page 3 But the judge said he couldn’t overlook the fact Nelson had climbed onto the roof several times to spy on the teenagers. “The public expects that the courts will denounce

LESS than a week after the North Shore and other Lower Mainland areas were blanketed with smoky haze from forest fires, a new service promises to give us advanced warning for next time.

On Tuesday, the B.C. and Alberta governments announced the launch of BlueSky, a forecasting service that uses satellite and weather data to predict smoke coverage and concentrations, and to gather information on forest fires, where they are and how big. The project is a collaboration between the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Forests and Range. It was developed for $95,000. The program is operated by UBC’s Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences and is based on a similar system used in the United States. You can check the forecast at Despite the rain and cooler weather of the last few days, the weather on the south coast remains ripe for fires. More hot and dry conditions are expected this week. A camp fire ban remains in effect across the coast of B.C. The Coastal Fire Centre is asking the public to report any fires they see to 1-800-663-5555. — Tessa Holloway NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

Garden aims to unite locals From page 3 to the Harvest Project, something that Raasch hopes will continue. Raasch sees an opportunity to spread the wealth through other community centres. If these gardens were duplicated at other facilities, he believes the people they draw will be converted and will start gardens of their own. He also sees the community centres as an ideal drop-off point for Harvest Project donations. The Green Team aims to encourage sustainability, save seeds, preserve gardening knowledge, or to some extent just stay social. “Basically, food brings people together. There are so many different experiences,” Raasch said about the ability of gardens to unite different groups of people. “People are just really genuine. They’re drawn to

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HE trial of Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen and child soldier accused of killing a U.S. Army medic in Afghanistan eight years ago, began this week in Guantanomo Bay. Few, however, expect justice at the hands of this kangaroo court. The special military commissions set up to try “enemy combatants” don’t run by the same rules as civilian court. Legal and human rights experts have roundly criticized the process as stacked against the accused. There was no direct evidence that Khadr threw the grenade that killed the medic. But Khadr confessed — while injured, drugged, strapped to a gurney and allegedly threatened with rape. Such tainted confessions would never be allowed in a civilian court, but that has proved of little concern to the

military judge in charge. It’s also failed to move the governments or the courts of either the U.S. or Canada who have allowed this show trial to continue. Neither have they been particularly disturbed that they are putting a person who was a child at the time of the events on trial — despite international opinion condemning such actions. Khadr’s rights — ones scrupulously upheld for the worst mass murderers in civilian courts — have simply vanished in a Kafka-esque nightmare. Khadr and his jihadist family are not sympathetic figures. But basic rights should not depend on how politically palatable those protected may be. That both Canada and the U.S. have allowed this as a chief consideration is a sad and telling reflection of both nations.


HST to break fixed income

Dear Editor: I read the two articles on the HST with interest (Restaurants Still Counting Cost of HST, and Film Industry Spotlights Lower Costs Because of HST, North Shore News, Aug. 8). I would like to present my case, a retired senior with a fixed pension. Besides all the extra user fees the provincial Liberals have imposed — MSP premiums, camping fees, etc — I am now paying extra on a lot more items than before the HST: recreation centre fees, investment advisor fees, hair cuts, transit and many others. When you add all the premiums, user fees and HST, the total far exceeds the personal tax cuts I have received. My total income is such that I do not qualify for many of the benefits politicians expound. Working hard and saving for old age has not been an advantage. With life expectancy increasing, what can I do to make my meager pension and nest egg last and avoid being a ward of the state? Spend less. This will have an impact on the restaurant, entertainment, manufacturing and service industries, which in turn will affect employees.

Should I need some essential services, I will ask if there is a “discount for cash,” which will affect government and its ability to help the citizens they are supposed to serve. This tactic drives the economy underground and benefits nobody. I am sure I am not the only one in this predicament. Not everybody is an employee as claimed in one article, and even then, I doubt that employees will benefit as the same article states. Researchers say employee wages have not kept up with inflation, while corporate profits and executive wages have increased. Can a revolt by the middle class, as seen in Greece, be far behind? The HST is the wrong tool to help industry, the economy and all. Setting up targeted programs would surely do a better job and at the same time not kill the golden goose — the middle class — that makes our consumer society function. Yes, there will still be a tomorrow, irrespective of what politicians do. As taxpayers, we can wait until the next election. The invoices we get from merchants will keep it fresh in our minds. John Consiglio North Vancouver

Dear Editor: I read James Weldon’s Aug. 6 article with great interest (WV’s Pilot Housing Program Down to One, North Shore News). A few years ago, I approached the planners at West Vancouver with a proposal to build a 1600-square-foot home and a twocar garage on our property. There was ample area to do this, space for a nice backyard for the new home that would retain the needed parts of the patio, lawns and gardens adjacent to the

existing residence. The proposal would have resulted in two very livable properties in lieu of one, but it was rejected because it did not meet municipal and provincial regulations. Bureaucrats at both levels need to take a fresh look at the regulations with an open mind, and make changes that will facilitate expansion while retaining the integrity of the municipality. Robert R. Morrish West Vancouver

Found wallet restores faith Dear Editor: Last week, a morning bike ride through Lynn Canyon Park turned very stressful when I returned home to discover my wallet had fallen off my bike. In a panic, I retraced my steps to no avail. As I headed — late — to work, I created a mental list of all the cards I’d need to cancel and replace and the bus tickets and cash that I’d lost. Imagine my reaction when I arrived at work and my colleagues told me my wallet had been found. Mr. Howard Chen (Sp?) of Lynn Valley and his two sons had found it strewn all over Ross Road. They had gathered all the contents, phoned the number on my business card and met one of my colleagues at Lynn Valley Centre that morning to return it. I phoned Mr. Chen to thank him profusely, and he would accept nothing other than that. I can barely describe my relief. You are a credit to our community, Mr. Chen, and I thank you for it. I hope your selflessness and honesty will be returned to you in many different ways, and that your lovely gesture will inspire others to perform small but important acts of kindness. Elizabeth Leboe North Vancouver

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Dear Editor: I’m absolutely shocked at Andrew Saxton’s position that a voluntary census provides more accurate results. This is absolute nonsense and specifically creates a bias towards persons willing to complete such forms. This is a tremendously significant inaccuracy that reflects complete ignorance with respect to what Statistics Canada does and what a scientific survey is. Vic Fletcher West Vancouver





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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - North Shore News - A7

Time to claw back our human territory

“I’m looking at a broader range of penalties and certainly a higher maximum. The maximum would be reached immediately if the bear had to be shot because of your garbage [and] if it’s a deliberate feeding of bears, I think we’re shooting the wrong animal.” Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart quoted in The Province, July 12, 2010.

SO there you have it. Capital punishment is the penalty under consideration if Coquitlam residents put their garbage out for collection at the wrong time or in the wrong place. Can Metro be far behind? What would be the penalty if, in frustration or dubious jest, I were to make such a suggestion in a public forum? While I have no intention of doing so, I will repeat a question recently overheard in North Vancouver: If we’re afraid — and rightly so — to allow a 60-pound pitbull to roam our streets, why are we being told to “accommodate” 300pound bears who decide to investigate interesting smells? Current wisdom answers: “Because it’s their territory.”

Just Asking

Elizabeth James Will the only boundary to that territory be the maiming or death of a child, or some other defenceless citizen? I don’t ask these questions because I dislike bears; they are creatures for which I have enormous admiration and respect. Rather, I ask because, in my opinion, accommodation has been carried too far — to the point that ursine numbers have become a nuisance. A bear’s territory is the wilderness. Garbage or no garbage, it is wrong for us to pretend that these animals can coexist with human beings without risking a predictable tragedy. Who will take responsibility for that? When four Coquitlam bears were killed after rooting for garbage, and

one of two bears was shot for doing the same in the District of North Vancouver, Mayor Stewart’s frustration was understandable. He should recognize, however, that council decisions to approve developments that curtail the bears’ real territory have played a large part in the increase in confrontations in Lower Mainland communities. Yet the powers-that-be still believe higher fines, Bear Aware tags and lectures will solve the problem. Experience shows they will not. Bears in the North Vancouver area began their habituation to garbage during the decades they




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While dog-sitting on a quiet Saturday afternoon, I was reading a book in a Lynn Valley patio garden. Surrounded by trees and flowers, it was a peaceful spot to be — until, around five o’clock, I suddenly remembered it was the time of day when, no garbage in sight, Mama Bear was prone to drop by, and the hairs stood up on the back of my neck. For all intents and purposes, that was the end of the peace and quiet because I knew that, hampered by a back problem, there was no way I’d have time to make it away from a bear and into the house along with the dog I was there to protect. Trust me; it’s happened before. What of a wheelchair-bound man who would like to enjoy a few moments of solitude gazing at the night sky on a hot summer’s evening? Or a frail lady who likes to have late afternoon tea in her garden? What of the bear-attractant aromas produced by an innocent family BBQ or, even, from the village restaurant down the street? Enough, I think, is enough. Experience has shown that dropping the bears off at the top of Grouse Mountain — or even as far away as Hope — doesn’t work. Most bruins seem capable of beating the Skyride and West Coast Express back to town. So what’s to be done if we want to stop short of shooting the bears or non-compliant residents? Learning from the rabbit furore in Victoria, we can guess the Bear Aware folks would object to a voluntary culling, so how about investigating some other ideas mooted for discussion: Resident Corrie Kost thinks “garbage might be made unattractive to bears if we poured some ammonia into each bag to disguise the smells before tying and tossing it into the Schaeffer cart.” Failing that, he wonders if adding a bear-emetic to garbage bags for a season might work: “Make them throw up to pattern the creatures against garbage cans.” Gruesome! Maybe that’s why Kost ended his message with the tale of a bear in New York State that crashed a car while in pursuit of a peanut-butter sandwich on the back seat. The header on the message read: “One more reason to ban peanut-butter, Liz.” Another friend reminded me that, years ago, one garbage truck made a single pass on each street and collected everything. Sorting came later. Now, it takes six truck-passes — along with


emissions — and the better part of a day to clear one street of half the volume. So here are my own suggestions: Build some self-storage-type concrete bunkers in industrial zones to which residents can drive their bags of garbage and recyclables for collection. Surround the locations with trees for aesthetics. Better yet, why not dust off the report and the slide presentation Mayor Richard Walton presented to council after his travels in Sweden, where he was shown how that country handles its solid-waste collection. If memory serves, they had long rows of bins into which residents sorted their own garbage — at their own convenience. That might even lower the cost of waste-management services. In any event, there has to be a better way than taking muskets to stressed-out taxpayers. Other — polite — ideas would be welcome at:


Go Bus failure brings active lifestyle to a halt

Dear Editor: Your article about the North Shore Go Bus hit a personal note for our family (Lack of Funding Parks Seniors Go Bus, July 30, North Shore News). Our 97-year-old mother recently moved to Kiwanis Care Centre and relies on a wheelchair for mobility. This change has prevented our family from transporting her in our car for outings and visits. When we discovered the Go Bus and its wonderful driver John, Mom was delighted to resume her outings to the mall, lunch with friends and visits to family. We were devastated to hear of the cancellation of the Go Bus due to lack of funds. Is there not some way for the city and district to find the $65,000 annual budget and continue the service that assists so many of our North Shore seniors? Bridgit McDonald and the Olsen family Maple Ridge

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The City is taking a new and innovative approach to improving the safety and continuity of one of the City's primary cycling routes. Cyclists and motorists will soon notice shared lane pavement markings with a new green travel lane along the 100 block of West 13th Street. Known as a green sharrow, this multi-use travel lane helps cyclists and motorists share the street safely. The installation of the City's first green sharrow lane accommodates the need for two westbound traffic lanes along 13th Street between Lonsdale and Chesterfield, while taking into consideration one of the City's primary bicycle routes. Installation is scheduled to begin in August. Details at

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Vacation season is underway and residents are advised to reduce their risk of being bitten by mosquitoes that may carry West Nile Virus. While the virus has not yet been detected in the Lower Mainland, the first human case in BC was confirmed in 2009 in the Okanagan. Information and helpful hints to avoid mosquito bites and reduce mosquito populations in your home and yard are available at

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Tuesday, August 17 from 7pm to 9pm, City Council Chambers Theme: Clean and Green - Understanding Household Products

Chemerical explores the life cycle of everyday household cleaners and hygiene products to prove that thanks to our clean obsession, we are drowning in a sea of toxicity. The film follows the Goode family as they try to turn over a new leaf by creating and living in a toxic free home, and features expert advice about the tools and inspiration to live toxic free. Hosted by Councillor Mary Trentadue. Details at 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604.985.7761 | Fax: 604.985.9417 |

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The City has recently planted a number of new street trees and would like your help to ensure they stay happy and healthy. The warm summer months can leave young trees in distress, usually indicated by brown or falling leaves. You can help the street trees near your home to establish their root systems by watering the trees with a slow running hose for 10 minutes twice a week. This will help ensure the trees continue to grow and flourish. During the summer months, regional water restrictions do not apply to trees and shrubs, however please remember to be water-wise. Watering in the evenings and early mornings is always best. For more information about the City’s street trees, contact Craig Bench at 604-998-3291.

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Ten years ago, Chris O’Donohue started a North Shore landscaping business with a pickup truck, a trailer full of landscaping tools, an 8’ x 10’ Garden Shed, and 15 customers. Today, the Great Canadian Landscaping Company has 8 trucks, 4 trailers, 26 full time landscapers and a management team of 3. They make over 250 weekly visits to their customers and run year round, also doing snow removal in the winter. “In the beginning, we maintained our 15 weekly customers and along the way picked up more regular clients when we entered the landscape renovation business,” says Chris. “Our marketing plan consisted of dropping off flyers in our neighborhood and homes that appeared to be in some state of renovation which could lead to our next lawn maintenance customer.” According to Chris, simple things like listening to his customers have helped him grow. “If you ask me about success, the way I measure it is from the positive comments I receive from my customers when the job is done and customers who take the time to tell me when my staff is doing a good job. It is that recognition that makes me proud of my achievement and of the company I have created.” It’s an attitude that has earned his young company accolades and the respect of his peers.

“It really hit me when I won the 2003 Young Entrepreneur Award from the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and then in 2006 received recognition from the BC Landscape and Nursery Association Award of Excellence for ‘Landscape Installation -$60,000100,000’ for the Luongo Residence.” In the 10 years since he began his company, there have been a lot of changes in local regulations that have a direct impact on how he operates but he sees it as an opportunity. “The banning of pesticides and herbicides has allowed us to focus on organic and integrated pest management solutions in our landscape practices. By banning pesticides and herbicides in our cities and municipalities, it has forced our customers to stop and think of ‘Green’ Landscape Practises for the sake of the environment, their health, the health of their loved ones and their pets, instead of a quick fix approach. This is the future.” As for his company’s future, Chris understands the importance of the team dynamic. “It is my job to grow the company responsibly, but also to help create an environment where the staff’s workday has elements of excitement and spirited teamwork, so that working at The Great Canadian Landscaping Company is not so much just a job, but more of a career. It’s the same way I feel every morning when I show up to work!”

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HOME IDEAS Barb Lunter shares tips from the Paula Pryke Flower School. page 14


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Todd Major THE love of gardening reaches back some 4,000 years into the history of human civilization. Egyptians, Persians, Babylonians, Romans, the Chinese, Indians and most other advanced civilizations of the world aspired to create gardens that suited the taste of their creators while respecting the growing conditions of the place they were grown. Fundamental to the creation and enhancement of any garden is the choice and placement of plants, a task that is not easy to do well. I have seen many gardens where specific plants are placed in a given location out of desire to create a mood or feeling. Desire, it seems, usually triumphs over reason. Most plants have a range of tolerance outside of their preferred growing range; more sun than recommended or less water than optimum, or more acidity in the soil and so forth. Plants like yellow wax bells (Kirengeshoma species), for example, will tolerate some sun as long as it has moisture at its roots; but too much sun or dry air will scorch its leaf margins. Lavender (Lavendula species) will tolerate wet roots in winter but only if there is a minimum level of drainage. With too little drainage or constantly wet roots, lavender will die. Similarly, when hostas are planted in full sun, their leaves curl and burn. And, when gunnera is planted in the middle of a lawn, it still grows but the leaves do not reach their full potential of eight feet across. Instead, the leaves grow to a mere three or four feet across. The problems associated with exceeding plant growing tolerances include a shortened life span, less than optimum visual presentation, along with chronic pest and disease problems. I am from the school of “the right plant for the right place,” where location and growing preferences take precedent during the design phase and aesthetic considerations must meet a standard of performance. It is possible to get almost every plant you want to

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THE giant leaves of the gunnera plant make a statement in any garden. When choosing what plants to grow in your yard, consider location carefully. grow in your garden but you have to choose the location that best suits the favoured conditions of your selected plant; otherwise, you are doomed to fail. The right plant for the right place is not just an edict, it is a philosophy that blends itself into every permaculturist’s dream of agrarian utopia, facilitating long-term growth and spirituality of the garden. Healthy plants look better, flower better and live longer and with a spiritual energy that is more profound than the energy found in plants that struggle along under less than optimum conditions. The modernist design leanings and technological advancement of horticulture during the 20th century have led many gardeners away from the age-old philosophy of the right plant for the right place, into a philosophy of “the right place can be changed to suit my taste if I fertilize enough.” These trends saw the development of thousands of residential gardens across the world addicted to a continual input of time, energy and resources, instead of growing

in harmony with their location and climate and thus standing the test of time without large inputs. Case in point, the 20th century lawn, or the residential hedge and the planting of large trees that reach maturity only to be continually topped and pruned. But today, a grassroots rekindling of environmental consciousness not seen since the 1970s is changing the way we view our gardens and our planting choices. The death of the residential lawn has already begun in some regions, and the monster hedges of the 1970s are slowly being replaced as their owners age into retirement and urban density increases making building a lot smaller. According to Statistics Canada, gardening is the No. 1 hobby in Canada, well ahead of running, bicycling, and golfing. In Canada, gardening is a $3.46-billion industry, of which British Columbia accounts for 23 per cent and these numbers are expected to grow. The demographics of Canada indicate that a third of the population is of baby boomer

age or recently retired — individuals who often have more time on their hands for pursuing hobbies. Moreover, the younger Gen-Xers who make up nearly another third of the population are now becoming more environmentally aware and beginning to realize that they can grow food in their yards instead of grass. The leap to ornamental plants for this group is a natural progression of their environmental and horticultural awareness. In light of the current state of environmental consciousness and the change in home gardening practices and the re-popularization of urban agriculture, it is important to remember that the philosophy of “the right plant that suits my taste” is a poor and unsustainable choice when considered against the time-honored philosophy of “the right plant for the right place.” Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist, garden designer, writer, consultant and organic horticulture teacher. For advice contact him at stmajor@shaw. ca.

A home is a physical shelter affording corporeal protection and security for its inhabitants but it’s also a place to visually connect to the public world while still maintaining a sense of psychological independence. The well-designed home balances the human needs for privacy and independence with those of community and connection. It’s a difficult balance to achieve. Typically homes do well on one front but not as well on the other. The closed home sees privacy as paramount, turning its back on the street and focusing all its activity inwards. Occupants will not visually connect with the street and the community and will feel a certain disconnect from their neighbours. On the other hand, the open home is more analogous to a fish bowl, with glazed windows revealing everything to the street, producing the unwanted sense of being on display. The ideal personality of a house, very much like that for a person, lies somewhere between the introvert and the exhibitionist. A few years back while working for the West Vancouver practice of Kallweit Graham Architecture I designed a very contemporary home that took its cue from a far more traditional typology. Many homes of yesteryear were designed with large front porches. The porch provided cover and transition for the entrant but also provided a place from which the occupants could survey the goings-on of the world beyond, without being conspicuously part of it. By raising the porch a few steps above street architects understood that an individual seated on the porch could view out but remain, if they desired, almost invisible to passersby themselves. Utilizing this concept, I created a covered porch that fully captured a view to a sunny, south-facing front yard and to See Important page 16

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believe that Wright’s use of this pattern was based on accurate intuitions about a fundamental human need. Indeed, there are empirical grounds for believing that the need for a house to be in touch with the street outside is a fundamental psychological necessity: and that its opposite — the tendency some people have to keep their houses away from the street, locked up, barred, and disconnected from the street — is a symptom of a serious emotional disorder — the autonomy-withdrawal syndrome.” It’s an interesting concept and often a difficult one to successfully achieve but a good home provides security and privacy for its occupants while still maintaining a sense of connection to the street and its community.

green guide From page 15 Vancouver. Fee: $60. Info and registration: or 604-257-8332. Garden Makeover: Learn about controlling weeds, Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Fee: $52. Info and registration: or 604-257-8332. Composting in Bear Country: The North Shore Black Bear Society and the North Shore Recycling Program are teaming up to provide information and tips to residents on how to compost safely in bear country, Sunday Aug. 29, noon-8 p.m. during the Deep Cove Daze Festival at Panorama Park, North Vancouver. Both composting and bear experts will be on hand to answer questions,

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Stress-busting tips for teens

WHAT is Hourglass Syndrome and why should we care?

Hourglass syndrome is a tongue-in-cheek designation that Intel Canada has given to a concept that describes the experience we’ve all had of waiting patiently while the hourglass spins away on our computer while we wait to get Parenting Today to the work we need to do. Intel Canada conducted Kathy Lynn a survey of Canadian high school, college and university students and learned that they experience frustration and stress as a result of computer delays and slowness. In fact more than 60 per cent of post-secondary students and 55 per cent of high school students experience this sort of frustration. So what? Why are they so upset with this wait? Aren’t they just waiting to play a game or participate in social media? Well, that’s not the case, particularly for post-secondary students. In fact, 88 per cent of post-secondary students and 64 per cent of high school students say that school success is dependent on their computer. So their schoolwork is jeopardized by computer challenges. Technology is not a toy for post-secondary students. It

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parenting is letting go. When our children become young adults and go off to college or university, we will not be aware of their daily realities and we will not see their marks. This is their experience and we need to learn not to pry. We have raised them and they are ready. Be available to support without intruding. And what can students do for themselves? ■ Talk to older students. Ask them what they wish they had known on their first day. Hindsight is 20/20, so talk to someone who has been where you are and consider their advice. Every subject has unique requirements, so try to choose people who study areas similar to what you’re interested in. ■ Understand your new responsibilities. Seek information about the new challenges ahead. Arriving prepared will give you a solid head sta rt. What are the requirements of your program on day one and right through to your final year? Big purchases like a computer are important and can either become a major advantage or a source of stress. In high school, your computer was likely just an entertainment and communications tool. It’ll

remember, for the most part, some anxiety is not only typical but also healthy. Learning how to handle major life transitions is a skill needed by all young adults. ■ Learn about the realities for students in today’s academic world. Don’t assume that their academic experience will mimic yours. Times have changed. Read all the materials from their college or university, including parent orientation materials. Talk to parents of older children to gain insight from their experiences. ■ Provide appropriate technology. It’s important that they have access to a computer that will offer the best capacity to enhance their studies. Being able to easily acquire pertinent information and research will aid the student. The more accessible the information, the more the student will stay interested and focused. A positive start leads to success and can reduce anxiety and stress. A good resource to help you determine your child’s study needs is at www. ■ Remember that this is their education. The most difficult job of

be much more in college or university. ■ Know and use your support network. Most colleges and universities have a lot of student resources like counsellors, clubs and activities and student unions. Even informational tools like commonly asked questions and tip sheets can offer insight on what this new phase of life may bring. ■ Work on goal-setting. Write down three major goals for the school year or even the semester. Focus your energy on your top goals and make them realistic. No one is perfect in every area of their life. We must compromise and prioritize to focus on what’s most important to us. The research you have done by talking to older students and exploring the post-secondary institution’s resources will help you set these goals. Goals may change as you go through the year but it’s easier to change a goal than to just play it by ear. ■ Lean on your family for support. Communicate with them regularly by building it into your daily routine. You may not have time to talk every day, but email, instant messaging and Skype are easy to access on your laptop any

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PLAID shirts, straw hats and empty tobacco pipes were part of this 1950 Sadie Hawkins Dance at the Horticultural Hall. North Vancouver High School girls had asked the boys to the dance. North Van High celebrates 100 years since its inception, at the old school site on Norseman Field, 23rd Street and Lonsdale Avenue, Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Alumni can register at the gate. Info:

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planting include birch, cascara, mountain ash and maples — all are very valuable to birds. Shrubs like salal, huckleberry, blueberry, ninebark and hardhack (Spirea) add more habitat diversity for birds, butterflies, bees — and more. One of the benefits of attracting birds is the work they do in helping us control insect pests. Just watch a flock of bushtits or chickadees as they rove through the foliage, feeding on “little green worms.” Plant some flowers that are good nectar sources for hummingbirds, like columbines. We have at least three species of wild roses in our area. Why not plant some of these beautiful and fragrant flowers? The birds, butterflies and bees will appreciate it. Don’t forget to provide a clean water source. Something as simple as a well maintained bird bath is excellent, especially when combined with

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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.

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Dancing in the Street: A family street dance to the sounds of rock and roll band The Bobcats, Friday, Aug. 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Edgemont Village at Highland and Edgemont Boulevards, North Vancouver. There will be spot dances and prizes. For more information go to events/-more-dancing-in-the-s treet.

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ALTHOUGH eating sushi is one of my favourite ways to pass the time, writing about eating sushi is not. There are only so many ways to describe edamame, yam rolls and salmon sashimi; and most of our corner sushi joints are quite ably dishing up the same workmanlike menu items again and again, and yet again. When I received an email from a reader about a new sushi place in Lower Lonsdale, I filed it for future use . . . if I was desperate. But when the emails kept coming, I began to reconsider. One reader told me that the business began as Saru Sushi on East Second, built up a following and then moved into a bigger space and new identity on the corner of the same street this spring. Another supporter told me that even the fussiest of her dining friends agrees it is the best sushi on the North Shore. It was time to try it. If it was the same old sushi story then I’d look at it as a writing exercise, and challenge myself to find new ways to describe familiar dishes. I corralled the raw fish aficionados in my own family and headed down the hill The restaurant is pretty and polished, with elegant wood and stonework, hanging pendant lights over the bar and a clean and well-organized display case for the fish — already a nice change from the cafeteria-like environment

Plastic Bottle Dinner: This summer, the School of Fish Foundation is hosting dinner in an elegant 12-person dining room, floating in False Creek on a base of recycled two-litre plastic bottles. The six-course sustainable seafood meal — prepared by chef Robert Clark of C Restaurant — will be paired with wines by SOFF founder Shannon Ronalds, a former sommelier. The onboard dinners will raise awareness and money for the foundation, which aims to implement a sustainable seafood course into culinary schools around the world. Seats are $215 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 778-9976977 or emailing contact@ For more information, visit www.

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cocktail sauce; crispy chicken bites with sesame chili and crushed peanuts; and takoyaki, or octopus balls. Of course we ordered them: the fluffy egg dumplings of chopped octopi arrived still sizzling hot and topped with dried bonito flakes, green onion, sesame seeds and mayo. Each sphere offered a percussion of complementary flavours. Although agedashi tofu is a regular dish for us, Bella does it three ways: drizzled with a concentrated traditional sauce,

layered with a sweet mango salsa, and dusted with chili spice. From the daily specials we ordered “Hawaiian local styled poke sashimi,” a heap of glistening tuna, marinated in sesame and soy and served in a martini glass with daikon radish, fanned cucumber and shiso leaf. An order of tuna tataki was a perfect counterpoint, because in this case, the sliced fish is lightly seared and arranged in a shallow pool of citrusy ponzu sauce, scattered with sprouts and radish.

From the lengthy list of (mostly unfamiliar) rolls, we ordered the Crunchy Go-go roll, a fat cylinder of sticky rice, two tempura prawns, yam, avocado and chili mayo; and the vegetarian Soy Bean Paper roll, a mosaic of veggies like asparagus, Japanese pickle, beets, yam, avocado, spinach and mushroom wrapped with rice in soy bean paper. The presentation of each dish is exceptional; it’s obvious that thought is given to dishware and garnish, and not simply added as an afterthought. Our service was prompt, friendly and helpful. This isn’t corner-store sushi and it’s priced accordingly; actually, given the quality, I think it’s a deal. Our dinner was just the right amount of food, and rang up at $90.72, including HST. We’ll be back. It’s clear that we’ve only just skimmed the surface of what’s here, and I’ll have to sample much more before I decide what my favourites are. See you there. Bella Sushi is at 152 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Call 604-987-8633, for more information.

best of B.C. from chefs, vintners, brewers, farmers and food artisans from across the province. Gain an awareness of and appreciation for local food and agriculture at this gastronomic journey towards a sustainable, local food system. This year’s Feast of Fields will take place from 1-5 p.m. at the following locations and dates: Brock Farm, Okanagan Falls, Sunday, Aug. 22; Wellbrook Winery, Delta, Sunday, Aug. 29 and Parry Bay Sheep Farm, Metchosin, Sunday, Sept. 19. Admission: $85. Tickets and info: Brews, Blues and Barbecue: Join chef Neil Wyles for a beer-inspired, casual, sit-down barbecuedinneralongwithbeers from R & B Brewing, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m. at Hamilton Street Grill, 1009 Hamilton St., Vancouver. Tickets: $45. Reservations: 604-331-1511 or email hamiltonstreetgrill@telus. net. NEWS photo Lisa King

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Tasting Touring on Two Wheels: The Slow Food Cycle Tour returns to the Agassiz and Harrison Mills area, Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The route starts at the Fall Fair Grounds in Agassiz with a self-guided cycling tour along 25 kilometres of flat country roads. Stops feature special events, guided tours and taste plates to sample, as well as fresh produce, cheeses and other locally produced food products to take home. Fee: $10. Following the tour there will be a Chehalis salmon feast at 6 p.m. at the Charlie Long House. Info and registration: index.php/agassiztour/.

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Winemakers Dinner: The Similkameen Wineries Association will be hosting this dinner, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m. at Boneta Restaurant, 1 West Cordova St., Vancouver. This is an opportunity to taste wines from eight Similkameen wineries along with a four course menu made with some of the bounty of B.C. Tickets: $75. Reservations: 604-6841844. Wild B.C. Seafood Fest: This free outdoor public event will take place Saturday, Aug. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Steveston Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Park, 12138 Fourth Ave., Richmond. Celebrate and enjoy wild B.C. salmon, sablefish and sardines. There will be demonstrations of a variety of recipes and tips on buying, storing and preparing wild B.C. seafood. Ambleside Farmer’s Market will run every Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. until Oct. 31 in the parking lot behind the police station, Bellevue Avenue and 13th Street, West Vancouver. The market will feature local food products as well as handcrafted items from local artisans. Info: or 604318-0487. — Compiled by Debbie Caldwell and Pamela Stone

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CANADIAN women’s doubles player Heidi El Tabakh blasts a ball over the net during the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open finals Sunday in West Vancouver. Along with her partner, Taiwan’s Kai-Chen Chang, she won the title, defeating United States duo Irina Falconi and Amanda Fink, 3-6, 6-3, 10-4.


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THE North Shore seemed to agree with tennis pros on Sunday at the Hollyburn Country Club-hosted Odlum Brown Vancouver Open, held July 31-Aug. 8. Though rain forced doubles games indoors and delayed singles’ finals, athletes spoke positively about their Vancouver experience. Twenty-seven-year-old and Croatian-born Jelena Dokic, now representing Australia, took the women’s final 6-1 and 6-4 against France’s Virginie Razzano, crediting the lag caused by weather delays in part for her win, worth $11,400 US. “Actually it was harder yesterday because we had to go indoors. . . . Today was actually much easier for me, even though there was a lot of waiting around. It was actually better for me because I finished late last night, so for me it ended up being okay,” she said. Dokic was ranked fourth in the world in 2002 but fell off after taking time away from the game. She came in to the Vancouver Open ranked No. 96 and beamed over the start of her comeback at the Challenger level, one step below the famed Women’s Tennis Association. “I’m very good now, but honestly I think I

Australia’s Jelena Dokic and Israel’s Dudi Sela rise to the top in singles action have a long way to go. There’s still a lot of work to be done on certain areas of my game but also fitness itself, not just match fitness but also fitness in general. But this is a good sign, good start, and I’m really looking forward to the rest of the year. . . . Next year I can set some bigger goals,” said Dokic. Razzano, whose clever drop shots failed to rattle her opponent’s powerful returns, was optimistic about her first visit to Vancouver, despite the loss. “I’m very happy to play here because it’s my first time in Vancouver and I like this city. It’s very nice you have the forest, you have the river, you have the big city and it’s very nice. . . . It’s incredible, I think it’s good to live here,” she said. The fading sunlight created an impressive backdrop for the men’s final, Israel’s Dudi Sela and Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis both emerged in white from the sidelines to the Superman theme song. Berankis, the former world No. 1 junior player and U.S. Open Junior Champion, a mere 20 years old, started out strong with a monstrous serve and deft drop shots that left Sela scrambling.


However, as the game progressed Berankis’ neon racket strings yielded a steady stream of double faults. Sela’s impressive backhand spins, lobs, and groundstrokes mostly dominated the rest of the match, which the 2005 and 2008 Vancouver Open men’s champion went on to win in two sets, 7-5 and 6-2. The victor netted $14,400 US. Fans at the men’s final infused the game with a unique atmosphere, dancing to music during second set pauses and cheering in Sela’s native tongue. Sela reacted to fans with smiles and a wink, eventually sharing a joke with them. “He said a bad word in Hebrew about the chair umpire,” said Oz Havusha, a 23-year-old from Vancouver sporting a Roger Federer hat and waving an Israeli flag, “and I said, ‘Don’t worry about it, it’s okay.’ And he laughed at me and everybody was laughing.” After the match, Sela, like his peers, was very appreciative of the Vancouver atmosphere. “I’m thinking of coming when I’m 40, also when I retire, just to come and win the tournament again,” he said. Sela, who has seen good luck on the Hollyburn courts, later thanked his billets in a short speech, and joked about moving to Vancouver. See Athletes’ page 28


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Athletes’ spirits high despite rainy conditions From page 27 Although rain delays kept singles waiting for outdoor courts, doubles finals were played indoors. Men’s doubles finals were won by Treat Conrad Huey of the Philippines and Great Britain’s Dominic Inglot, 6-4 and 7-5, over United States pair Ryan Harrison and Jesse Levine. The women’s doubles final saw Taiwan’s Kai-Chen Chang and Canada’s Heidi El Tabakh (of Oakville, Ont.) defeat another United States team, Irina Falconi and Amanda Fink, 3-6, 6-3, 104). Though the morning’s rain could have dampened morale at the tournament on Sunday, athletes’ spirits ran high as enthusiastic crowds soaked in the weather and some great tennis. For complete tournament results, visit the event’s website,

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MEN’S doubles champion DominicInglot,fromGreat Britain (far right), helps his team to a win during Sunday’s finals. Taiwan’s Kai-Chen Chang (bottom left) does the same in the women’s doubles final. During game play earlier in the week Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis (top left), works his way to the top. Berankis eventually fell to Israel’s Dudi Sela, the 2010 men’s singles champion. Sela has won three Odlum Brown Vancouver Open titles since his first in 2005.

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HEISE, Donald Richard January 29, 1940 - July 28, 2010

It is with broken hearts we announce that Don passed away at home with his long time partner, Diana Charlton, by his side. Don conducted his year long battle with asbestos related lung cancer with dignity, determination and humour. He and Diana continued travelling and during the last couple of months he surrounded himself with his family and friends, and oversaw a few renovation projects that needed doing on the home. Don was an accomplished craftsman and his work was also his hobby. He will be deeply missed by Diana, his two children, Pamela (Dan) and Phillip (Liz), and his three step children, Christian (Rayan), Martin (Tordes) and Hazel (Adam). One of Don’s finest roles was that of grandfather. Life will not be the same for Caitlin, Joanna, Samantha, Riel, Luca, Jada, Jasmine and Cooper without their Grandpa Don to make them laugh and tease them. Don will also be missed his siblings, Herbert, Deanna, Judy, Charlotte, Sharon and Gordon. The family would like to thank all the health care professionals who helped Don during this difficult journey. Everyone who came into contact with him treated him with kindness and compassion and they, in turn, were amazed with his attitude and outlook. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Klimo, Dr. Richard Finley and Dr. John Corey. At Don’s request there will be no formal service. In lieu of flowers Don asked that donations be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation for the Dr. Paul Klimo Fund. Please visit: for more information on Don’s fundraising campaign. Don, you will live in our hearts forever 'happy travels.'









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GREEN, Terry January 10, 1938 - July 31, 2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Terry at the age of 72. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sharon of 51 years, daughter Shannon (David), son Matthew (Lana) and his grandchildren Jacob, Maya and Sophie. He is also survived by his sister Noeleen and brother Lee. Predeceased by his father Tom, mother Molly and brother Marc. Terry was born in Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver at the age of two. He grew up in East Vancouver and has lived in North Vancouver since 1959. Terry was known for his easygoing nature and sharp wit. He was an excellent handyman, had many interests and always lent a hand to the people in his life. After retirement, Terry worked at the West Van Home Depot which became a second family to him. He was a fixture in the electrical department and received much enjoyment from teaching the Saturday morning Kids Workshops. Most of all, Terry loved his family, especially his grandkids. He was always supportive in their lives and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A celebration with family and friends will take place at his home on Saturday, August 21st at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

MRSIC- Domenica Diane, born January 1st, 1928 on the island Cress, Croatia passed away quietly in her sleep July 14th, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband, Josip Joe Mrsic, her sister Lusaria, and her brother Blaj. One of six children she is survived by her sisters Anna Cesaric, Marija Bandera, and brother Aliz Vitcovic; her loving family, son John Mercer (Joan, Brinkly); George Mrsic (CaroleAnne; Brittany; Hayley); Lili Young (Jason, Patrick, Andrew) and the extended Mrsic Clan(Mike, Laura, Carlo, Cheryl, Kristan, Amanda; Rick; Mirko) along with the extended Milaire friends and family. God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered 'Come to me' With tearful eyes we watched you fade away. Although we loved you dearly We could not make you stay A golden heart stopped beating Hard working hands now rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. A memorial service at the graveside will be held on Friday, August 13th, 11:00am at the Rose Garden, First Memorial Funeral Home in North Vancouver, BC. We request in lieu of flowers that donations to the osteoarthritis and cancer foundations be given. We will miss her loving and loyal spirit.

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Survived by his loving wife, Elaine, four beloved children, Conway (Shari), Corin (Jen), Fenella (Richard), Leila (James) the grandchildren, Kayl, Collwyn, Dexter, William, Hillary, Luke and by his sister Kathleen and family in New Zealand. Born in Wellington, New Zealand January 20, 1928, he came to Canada in 1953 where he worked as a mechanical engineer for E&B Cowan (Montreal), Sandwells, HA Simons and Peter Hipp in Vancouver. For many years (sigh) he redesigned and rebuilt their home on Rockland Rd. Collwyn was an outdoor enthusiast. He climbed many of the local mountains literally with his family on his back. He was also a fervent supporter of all sports and was very proud of all of his children’s achievements. He enjoyed watching his children excel in sports, including swimming, soccer, basketball and rugby. A service in his memory will be held at North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave. on Saturday, August 14th at 10:00 am No flowers, please.

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It is with heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the passing of Elisa at her home, surrounded by her family. Elisa was born in Sepino, Campobasso, Italy and was the last surviving sibling of the Merola family. Survived by her beloved husband Carmine, daughter Michelina (Tony), son Sam (Brita) (Marcus, Marina and Matthew), Elisa’s cherished grandchildren Anthony (Karla) and Nadia (Valter) and great-grandson Brandon. Dear wife, Mom and Grandma May hapiness greet you once more. May you have no more pain and suffering. May you have only sunny days with a cool, gentle Breeze brushing across your face. May you walk freely and unaided through the Gates of Our Lord as he awaits you. May you find peace and joy forever Until we meet once more. Forever you will be in our hearts and our memories. We love you, your family. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2725 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C., with a Private family entombment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park, The Abbey, Burnaby, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Five Ton Owner/Operators with Sampers needed. Dynamex has immed. openings for 5 tons owner/operators with 2005 or newer vehicles with ptg & helper. Contract work in the Lower Mainland. Must have clean driver’s abstract, lift up to 75lbs & bondable. We offer optional driver’s health benefit plan & the use of fuel cards. Please Call 604-419-5253 Check us out on the web at:


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FOODSAFE 1 Day Courses #1 in BC • $62 • 604-272-7213 requires ★ Experienced Inside Sales/ Counter Person for full-time position Jobber experience an asset. We offer a competitive salary. Please email resume to:

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EMPLOYMENT General Employment

For Sale Miscellaneous

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KING BED FRAME (sleep country). Original receipt incls. Used 3 months. $80. 604-309-2889 MEMORY FOAM mattress twin $300. 3 seater sofa $300. Rocker recliner $200. All new 986-8467 MOVING MUST sell. couch, love seat, bed, household furniture, Hi quality lamps etc. 604-312-8080 MOVING SALE: DINING table /buffet/mirror, Leather living room/2 table,f amily room sets, office sets, kitchen table, King & queen bedrooms and more. call 604-781-4664 SOFA, 3PCE sectional, classy white fabric, condo size, exc cond. $600. Call 604-913-3395


Garage Sale West Vancouver

93-DEMO SALE! Fri. 10am - noon, 1427 Chartwell Dr. Cabinets, door, appls.


Lumber/Building Supplies

#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 MUST SELL! STEEL BARNS AND GARAGES! Save 45% on building kit and shipping. Ask about a FREE Steel Door too! FUTURE STEEL 1-800-668-5111 EXT. 11. 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... SPECIALS from $4 to $11/sq.ft. Great pricing on ABSOLUTELY every model, width and length. Example: 30x40x14 NOW $8995.00. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800-668-5422.


CHINA CABINET, chesterfield. U PICK UP !! 604-928-0208


EXERCISE/WEIGHT MACHINE, computer desk, Free for pick up, 604-980-8992 or 778-855-6434

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


Fridge $200 • Stove $150 Washer $175 • Dryer $150

604-306-5134 Warranty & Delivery Removal Available

FREE 3 seat sofa & loveseat Green/beige/rust fairly good cond. Pick up by Aug 16th 604-904-7857 * 604-803-3952 OLDER COUCH and 2 rocking chairs, flower pattern, you pick-up. Call 778-999-7805 SOFA, CAMEL BACK, blue, clean. You pick-up 604-985-3808


Wanted to Buy




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



CHINESE SHAR-PEI purebred pups. Vet checked. 13 weeks old. Smooth coat. Red, lilac, & fawn. $600/each. Call 604-888-1116

ENGLISH MASTIFF huge p/b pups. Rare, apricot/ fawn. Shots, vet ✔, F-$900; M-$1100. Ready now. 604-769-1234

BEAUTIFUL KITTENS $40 email for pics at or 604-392-6898

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

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


GOLDEN DOODLES, Avail Sep 10, $1250. 778-737-0146.


Puppy Paradise LOCATED IN


LAB PUPPIES 5 tan, 2 black, shots, dew claws, paper trained, family raised. $600, Ready Aug 12. 604-807-1765

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Shihtzu-Poodle X Maltese-Pekingese X Pomeranian Registered, M/F Yorkie-Poo

$275 $275 $395 $395

MASTIFF - Father p/b English Mastiff, 230 lbs, fawn w/black mask, Mom is Neapolitan Mastiff/ American Bulldog 130lbs, beige brindle, 6 males, 5 females, 4 looks like dad, other 6 are black brindle, ultimate family dog & good guard dogs, $1000, Chwk, 1-604-794-5579 or 701-2504

MINI GOLDEN Doodle Puppies, Family raised, ready to go early Sept, dew claws, first shots and deworming done $1,000.00 Phone: 604- 533-2139

778-552-5366 or 778-298-5758 Mon-Sat 11-7/Sun 12-6 PIT BULL Puppies. UKC reg. Great bloodlines. 604-240-1647. ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $400+ 604 590-3727

PITBULL PUPS, Males & females. Black, black & white, brindle. $550. 604-819-6006 info APSO/ POODLE X, 6 mo F, Chihuahua/Yorkie X, 1 yr M, need good homes $350 604-847-3042 FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

YORKI POO spayed fem 15 mths old. Shots,, microchiped. Paid $875, sell for $600. 604-582-0487





Sports Equipment

INFLATABLE KAYAK, InnovaHelios 9' 1 pers max 220lbs, Used once, 2009, $495 604-925-3736 Refer to

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


Elder Services

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


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Financial Services

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Business Opportunity

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. 604-434-7744 BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: today. COMMISSION TRAVELONLY has 500 agents across Canada. Business opportunities with low investment, unlimited income potential, generous tax/travel benefits. Run your travel company, fulltime, part-time from home. Register for FREE seminar,, 1-800-608-1117, Ext. 2020. JEWELLERY SALES OPPORTUNITY! NEW line to Canada, trendy, affordable! Work from home, pick your hours, earn GREAT money & vacations. Contact Christina for catalogue and business information., 403.889.4521. PARTNER SOUGHT for new 40’ cruising catamaran arriving Fall 2010. Professional maintenance. Optional revenue from charter. 604-669-2248 ext 2.

Business Services


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$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. DLN 30309. $500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660

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Want to give a classic children’s gift? Good Housekeeping, owners of that famous emblem of quality, has amassed a list of the best classic toys since the 1920’s: • 1920’s - Wooden dog pull toy and the teddy bear • 1930’s - the original red scooter and Mickey Mouse • 1940’s - dollhouse • 1950’s - toy telephone, Play-Doh, and walkie talkies • 1960’s - Barbie doll and Lego • 1970’s - Etch a Sketch • 1980’s - Nintendo and Cabbage Patch Kids • 1990’s - Furby and Sega Dreamcast • 2000 - the Ultimate Planetarium Best classic toys picked by’s early childhood professional’s poll: blocks, balls, water, cardboard box, sand, Play-Doh, dress-up clothes, crayons, pots, pans, spoons, dolls, dirt and mud.

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GAS STATION & Garage. Well established, very successful. Serious inquiries only . 604-724-4848


Condos/ Townhouses


2 Br, 1.5 Ba., sw corner, views from Mt. Baker to UBC. 1 blk from shopping. 2 prkng. 1 cat ok. Quality concrete building. $585,000. Call to view 1730 Duchess. Shelley Williams, Remax Crest Realty. 604-803-4280



Houses - Sale

6020-01 SAT Aug 14, 2-4, Quick Sale! Reno’d 1 BR with view, rentals ok, wlk to L’heed Skytrn, $229K, Mala, Sutton, 604-710-9030


North Vancouver

BY OWNER- 1800 sq ft T/H, 3 BR, finished bsmt, 2 full bath, new flooring, open plan, cedar deck, shows beautifully, well run & managed complex, nr schools, tons of storage, avail now -$489,000. 778-997-1769


Condos/ Townhouses


West Vancouver

Real Estate


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Houses - Sale


Real Estate

$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford Reduced 1800sf 4br 2ba w/suite, quiet cul-de-sac $339K 859-4048 id5174 Coquitlam 10,000sf lot w/1000sf 3br 2ba home, outbuilding $440K 778-859-0717 id4272 Delta Sunshine Hills immaculate 2414sf 5br home, suite, pool, $549K 502-7541 id5201 Maple Falls Wa rec ppty 40’ 5th wheel 2br 1.5ba 3200sf lot $45,900 604-534-9307 id5190 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Mission, Owner Retiring, profitable framing store & gallery $47,000 826-7993 id5176 Mission, Hatzic Lake gated waterfront lot w/27’ 5th wheel $144,900 820-4457 id5195 Sry Open House Sat 12-4, #104 6363-121st Boundary Park updated 1064sf 2br 2ba condo, hot tub $277,900 597-8724 id5191 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $499,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Vanc S. Granville 590sf 1br condo, top fl, insuite laundry, view $335K 946-2689 id5199

Houses - Sale



1/3 ACRE, 2,400 sq ft, 4 BR, 3 baths, new bsmt suite, garage, $389,000 or highest bidder. Cloverdale/Clayton. Open House: Sunday, 1 - 3 pm, 604-678-2937

EXCLUSIVE 'Panorama Ridge'. 4 BR (2000 sf) on acreage + 1,500 sq ft detached workshop. $749,000. Johan, 604-626-7615.


Vancouver East Side

VAN, Knight/Kingsway area, 4 BR, 50’x130’ lot, can build, save hst on land, best offer over $700K, FSBO, 604-835-5601

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Lots & Acreage


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Condos/ Townhouses

North Vancouver

UPPER DELBROOK 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom 2 full Baths full renovated units Very desirable location! Prices start at $200,000 Great for 1st home buyers or Investors. Call Brad, 604-377-3183 Macdonald Realtors

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Daycare Centres

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

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604-630-3300 to place your ad!

ATTN: BUILDERS $645K 1421 SMITH AVE. COQ Close to Como Lake 2500 SF, 63’ x 125’ Flat Lot Call Chris ★ 604-307-0123


N. WEST. All services paid, inclds u/grd electrical, DCC’s, survey & eng’ng report. 33’ x 130’ lot. No HST. $325,888. 604-726-0677. ● ID # 4711

Duplexes - Sale

Be a landlord and own your space! Revenue property over $108,000/year. Vibrant, convenient lower Lonsdale. Amazing city/ocean/mountains views. Fully renovated side by side duplex. 9 bdrms, 7 bath, 4 kitchens. 4590 sq ft, 2000 sq ft. decks/patios. 4 car garage/extra spot, 6297 sq ft lot see tour at: By appointment only Call Arnold Shuchat, Multiple Realty Ltd. 778-227-7325 or email:

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 – North Shore News – A31

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A32 – North Shore News – Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Legal/Public Notices


NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of BEVERLEY JUNE GRAY, Deceased, who died on December 5, 2009, are hereby required to send them to the under¬signed c/o #205 - 2922 Glen Drive, Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3B 2P5, before September 17, 2010, after which date the Executrix will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which she has notice.

MAUREEN LYNNE FIELDHOUSE, Executrix of the Estate of Beverley June Gray, Deceased


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals


1 & 2 Bdrm. Suites

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


1 BDRM, 21st & Lonsdale, nice, clean, 4 appl, inlc heat/ hw, cable, NS NP, $950. Call 604-562-1260

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

1 BDRM, new kitchen with d/w, central Lonsdale. Adult Bldg. $1000 Aug1. Ron 604-922-6336

DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, FREE CALLS. 1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes. 1-888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Meet on chatlines. Local Single Ladies.1-877804-5381. (18+).

1 BR, 120 West 19, approx 650sf, hardwood, heat/hw incl, view, 1yr lease, np $1000. 604-683-1089

LUXURY RELAXATION SPA 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van

SPASIA the art of asian body care. 101 - 1075 Marine Dr. North Van. 604-980-8809

Lily’s Relaxation Centre Nice Oriental Massage

604-986-8650 1050 Marine Dr., North Van (by McKay) parking at rear


1 BR, 3rd/Mahon, top flr, partial S. W. view, $950 incl heat hw, 1 secure prkg, np, 604-985-1930

1 BR $995. 2 br, ocean view, $1550 avail now, lower Lonsdale, dw, ns, cat ok 604-838-6101

1 BR as new Central Lonsdale, all appl, prkg, storage, priv entry, ns np, Sept 1 $1,050 604-986-3700 1 BR city/ocean view, reno’d, deck, secure prkg, nr seabus, np ns $1200 immed 604-987-8449


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Escort Services

1 BR, close to all amens, large apt., Sept 1, suits 1 quiet adult, n/s, $740 incls heat & h/w. no pets, North Van. 604-294-4502 1 BR, + den, nr Seabus, balcony, wall to wall, heat, hw, sec ug prkg, ns, np, $925, 604-921-8088

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

1 BR, large, 16 & St. Georges, near hospital, incld heat & hw, no pets, ns, $820. 778-889-4719


1 BR large, $875, patio. Quiet, drapes, heat incl’d. Gated prkg, no pets, 1 year lease. 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802

Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-630-3300

Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

3086 WILLIAM 2br, 1 bath, patio/ lawn, Aug 15th $1300 Lynn Valley 604-986-7712 Eric 604-726-2306

1 BR, Woodcroft, large, 9th flr Pemberton pool, gym, ns np,$975 incl, av now. Ref’s 604-340-2045

318 LWR West 13th reno’d 3 br view, 1 bath, ldry, storage, $1300 604-986-7712 Mark 618-9270

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

326 WEST 1st St. 1 bdrm $775 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916

1 BR $900 2 BR $1200 Heat & hw no pets, no smoking, 130 W 5th St. Sept 1, 604-987-2761

777 W. Queens Rd. 2br or 3br units $1540 to $2000. Weekdays 604-990-2971 or Weekends 604-985-2876. A 1 studio. THE HILLRIDGE 170 E. Keith Rd clean, quiet, concrete Heat h/w incl. np ns 985-8405

151 W. 2nd St. 908-7368. 2 BR, 2 baths, balcony, 2 prkg. N/P, lease, Available Aug 1st. $1700. 2 BR, 1.5 ba, Lower Lonsdale, S. Facing, incl prkg/heat. NS NP, $1150. Sept 1, call 604-922-6139 2 BR, 2 bath, 1 prkg, 840sf, balc. facing courtyard, insuite wd, near Cap Mall. 2 years young, ns, np, Sept 1, $1750, 604-618-9696 2 BR. 2 bath, avail now. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, Please call 778-554-0537

2 BR, 2 bath, Edgemont Village, 1375sf, immac, ns, small pet neg. $2500incl, Aug 15, 604-306-6846 2 BR, 2 bath, Lwr Lonsdale, gas f/p, insuite lndry, 2prkg, nr seabus $1600. Sept 1 604-777-7059 2 BR, 2 bath, ONE PARK LANE, nr seabus, w/d, h/wood, blcny, storage, 1prkg, gym, $1650+utils. np, ns, Sept. 1st. 778-996-3296

2 br a corner suite on top flr of very quiet bldg, E. 15th St. high vaulted ceilings, large private balcony, mtn view, new windows, renod bath/kitchen, dw, new carpet, venetian blinds, free laundry fac. ns, np $1250, Sept 1, 604-830-0857 Leave msg.

concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

North Vancouver


BLUERIDGE APTS (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

CEDAR MANOR- 257 E. 12th St. A 1 bdrm avail. Great location, nr hospital, shops, well maint bldg. N/P, N/S please. 604-988-7771 1BR, h/wood, incl heat, hotwater, $860 ns/np. 15th & Lonsdale. Avail Sept 1st. 604-323-4467

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Bach - $875, 1 BR - $1095, 2 BR - $1495 Avail now & Aug 1. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls.

Call 604-986-3356

2 BR, large designer apt., view, lower Lonsdale, incl heat hw, ug prkg Sep 1, $1600, 604-985-8381 2 BR, nr Cap Univ. very spacious, incld heat & hw, 1 prkg, immed, ns, np, $1350, 604-921-4384

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR now or Sep 1. 604-988-3828

2 BR. Woodcroft, 15th flr corner unit, view, pool, gym, ns np,$1320 incl, Sept 1, Ref’s, 604-340-2045

2 BR Woodcroft, S.W. corner, updates, no pets Immed $1350. 604-925-8824 2 BR w/w carpets, ground flr. heat, hw, no pets, avail Aug. 1st, $1100, 225 E 12 604-986-5437

3 BR, Lynn Valley, top flr, updates balcony, cat ok, $1350. Now. 604-925-8824 Beautiful Large Suites 1 Bdrm $925, avail now. 2 Bdrms from $1315. 3 Bdrms, d/w $1625. Avail now or Aug 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-986-3866


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

THE QUAY New 1Br, View, w/d, d/w, a/c, fp, prkg, pool, $1400 604-925-8824

TOP FLOOR PENTHOUSE 2 Br, 2 bath, corner unit, Featuring sweeping water & mtn views. Open plan kitchen, SS appl, granite, 2 decks. Newly painted, vry clean, 7yrs old, TIME building Lower Lonsdale. ns/np. $2300/mo, 604-925-3171

Beautiful Views

1 br’s - $1,075 -$1,195 Spacious, pool, storage, heat & hw, dw, quiet,

HI RISE, Central Lonsdale, 1 BR. penthouse Sept 1, Incl heat & hw. no pet, $1050. 604-985-3650

1 BR lge, quiet adult bdg, Central Lonsdale. incl’ds heat, h/w, pkrg. $900 ns, np immed 604-988-1772

162 VICTORY SHIP Way @The Pier: Brand New. Stunning view, 7 appl, air/cond,1 br $1550; 2 br $2750 Anson Rlty 604-671-7263


1 BR nr Lonsdale, reno hardwood balc. hw & heat ns, np, quiet adult bldg. $895, 604-904-9507

RENTALS 604-980-3606 1 & 2 br large bright, Central Lonsdale $850 & up, newly updated. Immed. 604-720-2913



MOVE IN ALLOWANCE, Lrg Bach & 1 BR avail Sep 1, Rent starts at $1100 Incls H & H/W. Cable/parking extra. N/S & N/P. To view call (604) 985-4272 PARKRIDGE PLACE Bach $800 incl heat/hw, ns, np. yr lease. 120 E Keith 604-984-7513 TUCKTON PLACE Bright & sunny 2 BR $1250. No Pets. Call 604-990-2971 or on Weekends: 778-340-7406. PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. Jr. 1 Br $960; 2 Br $1495 Stunning views & lots of storage. NO PETS. 604-988-7379

WOODCROFT: 1 & 2 BR. avail Aug 1. 1 yr. lease. ns, np. Utils. incl. COLLIERS - 604-926-2012


West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR, Ambleside, $950, parklike setting, adult oriented, np, Wes Lighthouse Realty 604-551-1409 1 BR large corner, nr all amens, pool, on bus route, util incl’d. $1200. Immed, 604-250-5256


Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

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 BEAUTIFULLY RENO’D 1Br, directly on the seawall, stunning ocean views, long lease, $1450 incl utils & prkg, 604-754-3695 Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 br Penthouse large deck, 1 BR & Bach pool rec. room, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

Penthouse with City & Ocean View A Rare Opportunity. Very spacious. Will be completely renovated, 3 bdrm, 2 bath with large balcony and fireplace. $3300/mo. Heat, hot water and electricity included. Avail Oct 1.

Call 604-922-3246


Duplexes - Rent

1640 ESQUIMALT AVE. 1 BR $1050. Available Sept 1. Call 604-990-2971 or 604-985-2876 on weekends.

3 BDRM, 1908 St Georges Ave, 1350sf, 1.5 bath, new kitchen, h/w floors, 5 appl, carport. Aug 15, $1800+utils, n/p, n/s. 987-9558

2 BR Caulfeild reno’d condo, w/d, 1 bath. Bus, 2 prkg, NS, NP, Refs, $2,000 + hydro. 604-831-9284.

3 BR, 2 bath, kids ok, fp, wd, np, ns, upper flr with balcony. $1550 incl hydro. E 3rd. 604-987-7006

2 BR+DEN Esplanade Pier 2 bath luxury,city view, 7 appl incl insuite w/d, ss/granite, gas stove, f/p. Sec prkg & storage. ns,np, Refs $1895. 604-980-4296

5 BR, 2.5 bath,Cent Lonsdale, 7 appl, 2 gas fp, newly reno’d, ns, np, Sept 1. $2900. 604-780-6431


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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CAULFEILD EXEC 3 br & loft + fam home. 4696 Clovelly Walk. 7 appl, 2.5 baths, dbl garage, water views, close to elem. school & trails. $3000. Avail. immed. or Sept. 15th. C 21 604-232-3039


Furnished Accommodation


Furnished Accommodation

EXECUTIVE - furnished suites/ houses. Good Choices Eve - Eagles Nest 604-763-1748


Houses - Rent

180° VIEWS 4 br, upper Delbrook 3300 sf. cul de sac, garage. priv, city/ocean views, 2 f/p, Avail Now. $3100. Open House Mon August 2, 7:30pm - 8:30pm 518 Alpine Crt. Text or call 604-617-7383 2 BDRM COZY COTTAGE with bsmt, Gleneagles, West Van, f/p, $2250, Immed. 604-925-1728

Don’t Miss THIS! 2 BR upstairs + 1 br in finished bsmt, reno’d, 2 baths, no pets, suit family. 605 E 7th, N. Van. Aug 15 or 30.$1800 Open By appt. only.. 604-987-1205..728-2480 3 BR, 1.5 bath, Grand Blvd. 6 appls incl wd, large yard, fp, garage, ns, $2300, 604-763-2580 3br+den Caulfeild Vlge 2.5bath, quiet, garage, cul-de-sac, $3950+ np, Lighthouse 604-551-1409

4 BR 2.5 bath 2400 sf character Estate, Altamont 3/4 acre, pool, creek, nr West Bay Elementary, $3700+ gardening. Liz 604-809-6355 4 BR Grand Blvd area, S facing, hardwood, deck, big yard, $2500 + utils, ns np 604-924-4614 5 BR Lynn Valley, 2 1/2 bath, fenced yard, fp, bsmt, Sept 1, $2400. 604-988-3642, 985-8496 5000SF EXEC, view, BP, 7 Br, 4 Ba, h/wd flrs, tea house, dble gar, Avail now, $4500. 604-716-2256

AMBLESIDE 4BR 2 bath, updated, hw, garage, deck, $3500 604-925-8824

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

Please call 604-922-4322

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

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

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

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

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

1 BR newly reno garden level suite, fully furnished incl tv, microwave, w/d, f/p. Fenced backyard, private entr, prkg. Perfect for quiet couple or student. n/s, np pets, refs required. Avail Sept 1, $1250 per month, 10 mth lease, incl cable, wifi and util. Call 604-813-5982. 1 BR ste, brand new. Now, almost waterfront. ns np, garden, max 1, 1 yr lease, $1,050, 604-929-5336

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, long term. 604-987-2691 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit

Don’t Miss THIS! SHORT TERM FURNISHED Rooms-Suites-apts. 604-988-6082

CENTINEL HILL, updated 4br 2 bath, 2 kitch, 2 fp, hw, $3800 604-925-8824 DEEP COVE $1300 incl utils, 1100 sf, 2 Br ste, 40’s +, tidy 1 or 2 persons. n/s, n/p, 604-929-5187 DEEP COVE Executive 2 BR & Den (3rd BR). waterview home, 2600 sqft, fully reno’d, Sep 1. $4500. Call Joy at Advent Real Estate Services 604-812-4788

DUNDRAVE 4BR, 3bath, updated, 180° view, hw, gourmet kitch 925-8824

ESTATE LIKE SETTING 180 ft waterfront, hardwood, vaulted ceilings, french doors, modern kit, granite, 6 appl, 2200 sf, 3 wood burning f/p, attic storage, $3,000 incl gardening/ util 604-980-1503

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Houses - Rent

OPEN HOUSE Sun Aug 8, 2-5. 1868 Larson Rd. NV. 5 BR, 1.5 bath, w/d, fp, cls to schools, bus, trails, shops. Fam pref. ns. Refs. $2200. 604-230-7492. 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 Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

UPPER LONSDALE 4br, 4 bath, 2 kitch, 2 fp, Sept 1 $2850 604-925-8824



PROF. MATURE ns np female avail Sep. refs. in the N. Shore area, neat & tidy, 778-848-6051


Office/Retail Rent

FULLY FURN self cont’d proffessional space. 350+sf, $750 +HST, a/c, hydro, elec 604 313-8817



2 ROOM ste, 1 br, priv ent, full bath, fridge, ldry, priv home, prkg, ns, np, $625.Now 778-865-7455


Shared Accommodation

ROOM AVAIL in house, $500. Pet ok. Seymour area, near Parkgate. $500 incl. Sept 1. 604-644-9648


North Vancouver

1 BR in 2 br, own bath, gym, pool, etc. suit ns female student or prof, np, refs. checked, $600 neg. damage deposit. 604-721-5865


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, upper Lonsdale garden suite, fp, own wd, fully reno’d, suit ONE ns adult, $850 incld heat, hw & cable, np, Sept 1 604-980-0494 1BR BSMT Upper Lonsdale n/p n/s, d/w, w/d. $920 util incl., immed avail. 604-929-8716 2 BDRM 1100sf, newer, very bright bsmt. 7 appl., lrg storage, alarm, WI-FI, 2 parking, Caulfeild Village, 7 min. to Park Royal, n/s, n/p. $1400 + utils. 604-789-2375

2 BR bsmt, 800 sf, own entry & w/d, d/w Lynn Valley, $1200 incl utils. ns np Sept 1. 604-980-2125 2 BR bsmt Lynn Valley walk out entry, 1000 sf, beautiful creekside patio, very tranquil & quiet, gas f/p, share w/d, nr bus, ns np, $1300 + 50% utils, incls cable & internet Sept 1st. 604-988-4173 2 BR bsmt ste, new home, Edgemont Blvd, $1400 incls hyd, w/d, Sept 15. 604-616-6443



AVAIL NOW! Lower Lonsdale storage space, 600sf, electricity $450, 604-983-9493


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM, Blueridge, bright, quality ste, access to trails, priv entry, patio, gas f/p, d/w, insuite w/d. $1050 incl util, cable, hs internet, n/s, Avail Sept. 1. 778-338-5001 (anytime). 1 BR $1100+ NEW garden suite, 5 Appl, f/p, n/s, dogs ok, Sep.1, no lease, prkg. 778-235-1434 1 BR brand new ste, priv ent. w/d, $1000 all incl. radient heat, n/s, n/p. Upper Lynn. 604-727-6582 1 BR+ den Edgemont, radiant flrs, w/d, i/net, satellite,ns, np, max 2, $1275 incl. Sept 1. 604-985-7267 1 BR furn ste, Lynn Valley close to Cap U., bright, kitchen deck, np, ns, incl shower, cbl, i/net, Sept 1st. $1,000 mth. 604-986-4660 1 BR ground level, own entry, Grand Blvd area, suits 1 mature person. n/s, n/p. $800 incl util, ref’s avail Sept 1. 604-985-9608

Townhouses Rent


Townhouses Rent

SPACIOUS MODERN 2 Br suite in Pemberton Heights, w/d, stove, fridge, d/w, sec system, $1500 includes utils. 604-971-1911


Townhouses Rent

2 & 3 BR’s, 5 appls, 1.5 bath, Avail Aug/Sep, 1 year lease, NP/ NS. Rent starts at $1425. For viewing call 604-986-0511

230 W. 13th Street 908-7368, Large 3 level, 3 BR, 2 bth, prkg, lease, small pet ok, $1900

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

3 BR, 1.5bath, wd hook up only Lynn Valley, no cats no dogs, $1400 incl basic cable, not utils. Lee Anne 604-984-6331

4BR, 4BATH 2400 sqft, Lynn Valley, 2 prkg, near schools & shopping $2900/mth. Avail Sept 1 604-980-5457

3 BR, 2 1/2 ba, Westview, hardwood, 2 lvl, renod, pool, sauna gym np $2000 now 604-313-8817

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



Wanted To Rent

BB Skin Health Care Clinic moving to North Shore. Requires space, min. 125 sf, with sink, prefer Wellness Ctr. by Aug. 15th. Pls call 778-858-1488 SENIOR LADY req 1br ste/ apt, w/ prkg, in W. Van, 48yr resident, ns/np, exc refs 604-926-4256

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2300 SF SHOP with front office in most desireable North Van area, West 1st & Fell Ave. Possible long term. Rent Neg. 604-841-7346

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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2 BR garden level, new reno, large, central Lonsdale, $1300 incl utils, Sept 1. 604-603-2235

2 BR grd lvl, bright, recent reno, share w/d, n.s, n/p Grd Blvd ref’s, $1350 incl. Sept. 604-340-5116 2 BR, ground level, 1200sf, Tempe Hghts, 5 appls, fp, ns, np, $1300 incl utils, 604-649-6623

Don’t Miss THIS! 2 BR, Lynn Valley, 2 prkg spaces $1100 Sept 1. Call after 5pm 604-760-3274, 604-987-1844

LARGE FURN room in newly reno’d home, nr Park Royal. $1,000 incl util, net/cbl. 925-0368


2 BR, Edgemont, 1200sf, private, quiet, w/d, d/w, n/s, n/p, $1500 incl utils. call 604-725-5832

MID LONSDALE, furn br, private home, wd, cable, utils incl. $500 suits n/s male, np 604-980-8012

3 BR avail in 6 br ocean view new home, 20 min. to Vanc. $2800, ns, np, now/Sep 1, 604-913-8965

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR +den, Ambleside, garden suite, $1500 w/views of city & water. Totally reno’d, laminate, storage, wd, covered porch ns, np Avail now. 604-341-8164

2 BR large & sunny, Seymour, bath, fp, dw, patio, shed, ns, np, $1300, Sept. 1st. 604-913-3109



3 BR, 2.5 bath, new reno’d, nr schls & bus, w/ patio, 2 prkg, Avail Imm. $2500+ util 604-984-0024

1 BR in spacious home for n/s female. Furn or unfurn, internet, w/d, $475 incl. 604-980-2106

West Vancouver

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2 BR, main flr, Lynn Valley, lrg, fp, sundeck, nr ammen, small pet ok, fenced yrd $1600. 604-230-4991 2 BR, New bsmt suite, Canyon Hgts 5 appls incl wd, $1100 incl heat ns, np, Sep 1, 604-376-6057 2 BR Parkgate area, bright, dw, share wd, incld utils, avail Sept 1, $1300, ns, cat ok, 604-924-0606 3 BR, $1650 + 1/2 utils, 5 appls, close to Capilano U & transit. Avail immed. 604-767-9389 3 BR, 2 brand new baths, brand new w/d, new carpets, 2 lg balconies off liv & dining rm. Prime loc N.Van, walk to Mt Royal & Handswork schools, Edgemont village, Grouse Mtn & trans, n/s n/p. $2150. Now. 604-618-4662 3 BR ground flr suite, new W Van home, own entry, full kitchen w/d, nr rec centre, bus/schools, $2500. ns np, avail now 604-926-3162 3 BR Upper flr, Central Lonsdale, ns/np, shrd ldry, fenced yard, $1550+2/3 utils. 604-988-9934 3 BR. West Van, view, hardwood reno, carport own wd, ns, np suit 1/couple, $1100, 604-926-2433

BLUERIDGE AREA, reno’d 1 BR, s/s appls, radiant heat flrg, 9ft. ceilings, $1500 incls all uitls, CDS, cls bus & amens, seeking resp. n/s n/p. 604-924-2477 GROUND LEVEL bsmt suite, clean/bright. $800 incl util/cable. Shared laundry. Suitable for mature adult, n.s. no pets. Avail Sept. 604-612-7146

1 BR ground level, own wd central Lonsdale, full bath, fp, storage, yard, ns, np, $950, 604-816-7780

LOWER LONSDALE, Available Now, sm pet ok, 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, brand new kitchen. walk-in closets, insuite laundry, garden floor, backyard, all utilities included except phone. $1750/mo. Call 778-889-6995

1 BR+DEN, nr Marine Dr. & Lions Gate, grd lvl, sep entry, wd, ns np Sept 1st $1,195. 604-837-0423

LYNNMOUR 1 bdrm, n/p, n/s n/p, n/s $840 incl utils, w/d, nr Phibbs. Avail Now 604-987-4964

2005 BMW 645 CI Too much to list, must see! 1079 $51,999

2006 BMW 650I 2009 MAZDA MIATA MX5 GT 2009 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID 2008 LEXUS ISF Convertible, auto, only Fully equipped, top of the line, Air, pwr windows & locks, Black on black, fully loaded, 7,000kms. Was $33,980. U4454. Was $41,999 keyless entry, blue, U10472A only 28,000kms, local, clean NOW $31,900 NOW $39,999 UNBEATABLE PRICE $18,995 $57,990

2009 VOLVO S40 Leather, alloys, Tiptronic shift, a/c, C1006 $23,999

2009 VOLVO XC70 Auto, AWD, sunroof, U4544. Was $38,999 NOW $37,999

2010 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ LTD Demo, bluetooth, DVD, 9,000kms ONLY $43,405

2009 TOYOTA COROLLA LE Red, auto, a/c, wood grain trim, only 15,000kms, U10448A PRICED TO SELL $18,995

2008 LEXUS RX350 Ultra premium, silver on black, only 58,000kms. $42,990

2008 MERCEDES BENZ C350 AMG pkg, fully loaded, leather, navigation, Xenon lights, C9072C $35,999

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

2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL Hatchback, only 32,000kms, a/c, 3 to choose. ONLY $12,900

2008 TOYOTA RAV4 White, a/c, pwr windows & locks, very clean, only 19,000kms, U101037A SALE PRICE $23,995

2008 LEXUS LS 600HL Smokey granite on black leather, 19” wheels, navigation, back up camera. SAVE HUGE $71,990

2008 AUDI A4 Leather, Xenon, 4cyl turbo, AWD, C1045 $32,999

2007 VOLVO C70 CONVERTIBLE Auto, low kms, U4584 $35,999

2007 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER C pkg, only 61,000kms $25,500

2007 TOYOTA YARIS 3dr hatchback, blue, auto, very clean, only 61,000kms, U101104A SALE PRICE $10,995

2007 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID Grey on grey, only 48,000kms, local, one owner. $22,990

2008 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 4x4, a/c, water resistant interior, C1040 $24,999

2007 LEXUS IS250 Pearl white, auto, a/c, low kms, U4565. $28,995

2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GL AWD Pwr group, a/c, low kms ONLY $20,960

2007 TOYOTA 4RUNNER V6 SPORT Grey, one owner,immaculate, U5352A SALE PRICE $28,995

2007 MERCEDES BENZ AMG $66,990

2007 FORD F150 Leather, pwr windows, 4x4, 4dr, V8, C1056 $24,999

2007 VOLVO S60 2.5T Auto, leather, sunroof, U4530. Was $25,995 NOW $23,999

2007 HYUNDAI ACCENT SR Pwr group, a/c, subwoofer, only 35,000kms $13,900

2007 VW RABBIT 2.7L, auto, a/c, cruise, cloth, keyless entry, only 34,000kms, U5455 SALE PRICE $14,995

2007 AUDI Q7 Fully loaded, gold on tan, beautiful condition $37,990

2007 INFINITI FX35 Backup camera, leather, Xenon, pwr group, C1049A $27,999

2007 VOLVO XC90 V8 AWD, 7 pass, rear entertainment, U4449. Was $45,999 NOW $41,999

2007 HONDA CRV LX Auto, 4WD, low kms $23,900

2007 AUDI A4 S LINE 3.2 QUATTRO Sunroof, Bose audio, C1027 $35,999


2007 HYUNDAI TIBURON GT Manual, only 30,000kms. NOW $14,900

2005 TOYOTA ECHO HB 5dr, silver, auto, only 72,600kms, 51mpg, warranty, U5470 SALE PRICE $7,995

2007 LEXUS IS250 AWD, blue on tan, only 43,000kms, Lexus Certified $32,990

2006 AUDI A3 Leather, 5dr, tinted windows, 2L turbo, C1012 $24,599

2006 VOLVO XC90 7 pass, DVD & nav, U4505 SUMMER SPECIAL $28,999

2007 LEXUS IS250 Leather, a/c, push button start, low kms. $31,900

2004 TOYOTA SIENNA LE AWD, silver, cloth, 125,000kms, 7 pass, U5352A $17,995

2006 TOYOTA SEQUOIA SR5 Great condition, DVD entertainment pkg $25,990

2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 7 pass, leather, pwr group, AWD, C1023 $23,999

2006 HUMMER H3 Low kms, sunroof, a/c U4547. Was $25,999 NOW $24,999

2005 HYUNDAI TUCSON GL Manual, only 55,000kms, a/c, pwr group $12,900

2003 GMC SIERRA 1500 4WD, 112,000kms, silver, very clean, U101084A SALE PRICE $17,995

2004 LEXUS SC430 CONVERT. Only 62,000kms, silver on black, one owner, local, beautiful $34,990

2004 FORD F350 S/C DIESEL XLT Canopy, box liner, custom audio, security alarm, C0986A $22,999

2004 VOLVO V70R WAGON Loaded, rare car, U4579 $23,999

2004 CHEV OPTRA 4dr, manual, only 60,000kms $7,409

2000 HONDA ODYSSEY Gold, auto, very clean, only 101,000kms, U11037B SALE PRICE $12,995

2002 VOLVO S60 Beautiful car, full service history & ICBC report. $10,990

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2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID 2007 MERCEDES BENZ ML 63 AMG Mgrs Special, black, leather, fully Silver on black, only 19,000kms, mint, loaded, one owner, U5364. Was 26,995 local, 500hp, AWD NOW $23,495 $64,990

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Sports & Imports


2006 Mini Cooper

09 Mitsubishi Endeavor

09 Toyota Corolla S

08 VW GTi

Silver, auto, 56,000kms $19,000

Red, like new, low kms, fully equipped $26,800

Blue, fully equipped, only 28,100kms $17,800

Only 9,500kms, as new $26,800

Silver on black, only 44,000kms, new tires $39,800

Fully equipped, only 41,000kms $17,800

07 Mercedes Benz SLK 350

06 Mercedes Benz C 230 Champagne, only 37,000kms $23,800

06 VW GTi

06 Toyota Matrix XR

Blue, auto, only 53,400kms, new tires $14,800

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Quality Pre-Loved Inventory 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

3.7L V6, steel blue, rear backup camera, 4x4, leather, sunroof, BCAA inspected, P5467 Pre-Loved Special $38,495

2010 Jeep Commander 4x4 7 pass, 3.7L V6, black, alloys, BCAA inspected, great mini van alternative, P5458 Pre-Loved Special $28,988

2009 Dodge Journey SXT

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2006 Ford Fusion SEL

V6, auto, only 56,000kms, alloys, pwr group, sunroof, BCAA inspected, 10088A Pre-Loved Special $12,988

2005 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS

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2004 Mazda3


Collectibles & Classics


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1986 FORD MUSTANG LX Convertible, Original owner, red with new white top, GT wheels, perfect, $5200. 604-809-6919



1990 FORD THUNDERBIRD SC auto, loaded, 200K km’s, 1 owner, $900 Call 604-985-7967



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9155 1997 OLDS Cutlass, 186K 1-owner, no accidents, new tires, $2100. 604-274-7000

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5spd, grey, 33, 000 kms, sedan, a/c, pw, keyless, 10206A Pre-Loved Special $10,988

2004 Chrysler Pacifica

All wheel drive, V6, silver, new tires, loaded, leather, only 72,000kms, 10056A Pre-Loved Special $12,988

2003 Jeep Liberty Limited

4x4, 59, 400 kms, power group, 3.7L V6, auto, nicely appointed, 10252A Pre-Loved Special $12,988

Chrysler • Dodge • Jeep

604-980-8501 1600 Marine Drive North Vancouver

1988 FORD F150, newer engine & trans, supercab, long box & canopy. $2500obo 778-238-1780

1999 JAGUAR VDP, 109 K, gold (taupe), heated seats, all pwr, etc $11,700 obo 604-926-4127


Sports & Imports

1991 MERCEDES 500SL convert turquoise, hardtop, auto, good cond, $11,000 604-726-4258

CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270

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

2004 Mercedes Benz E320 4Matic Station Wagon auto, local, only 103k, just $TBA serviced, spotless

HOME & Yard Carpentry. Small jobs. Bsmt, floors, concrete form, drywall. Francisco 604-710-9837

2003 Mercedes Benz SLK 320 pwr steel top convertible, auto/Tiptronic, local, only 85k, immaculate. $19,850 2003 Mercedes Benz CLK 320 Coupe (newer shape), auto/Tiptronic, local, only 64k, spotless. $18,850

2004 Toyota Rav 4 auto, local, a/c, pwr group, only 60K, spotless $14,850 2006 Nissan XTrail SUV auto, local, sunroof, leather, only 79K, immaculate. $14,850 2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 TS 4Dr Hatchback AWD auto, local, CD, a/c, pwr windows & locks, only 77k, spotless. $11,850

2001 VOLVO S40, sedan, auto, 114k, 1.9l, turbo, fully loaded, exc cond, new tires, dealers serviced, $7950. Call 604-644-5395

2011 VESPA LX 50, Dragon Red, 4-stroke/4-valve – brand new, only 7 kms - $3500 604-720-2321


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2006 Mazda 3 4dr Sedan DX, auto, local, pwr group, a/c, only $11,850 34k, immaculate 2006 Toyota Matrix TRD Sport 5 spd manual, local, alloy wheels, a/c, pwr locks, only 56k, spotless. $9,850

1995 BMW 530i Station Wagon auto, sunroof, leather, only 145k, a very attractive, rare and well $TBA kept vehicle 1997 Mercedes Benz E320 4Dr Sedan auto, local, leather, sunroof, only 117k, sold by us previously & just traded in, exceptionally well kept. $8,850

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Computer Problems? We can help! Call for a FREE est. Wise Dogs Services Inc. 604-998-8049



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


Part of RJR group

604-202-6118 ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677 HANDY DANDY all types of renos, bath, kitchen, tiles, painting - in side & out Free Est. Ibrahim 604-619-6968



CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101


DD HAUL & DELIVERY Service delivered with pride. Loads from $30 each. David 604-512-7471

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

HAULING, MOVING, Clearing Out Junk ★ Let us help. Gabor 604-716-1662



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


Counter Tops, Custom Cabinets & Refacing


• In business 50 years


2003 FORD Pleasure Way, self contained, suit couple, low kms, clean, $43,000, 604-943-9749


Renovate & Repair


MORRISON CONCRETE Design, excavate, form & place all concrete. 604-988-2840


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

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

100% Financing O.A.C.


Floor Refinishing

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

2006 VOLVO S80 2.5T AWD, Sapphire Black, black leather, fully loaded, 69K, PWR E v e r y t h i ng , X e n o n , W o o d steering wheel, 17' Whls. Original Warranty, clean, local. $19,500 Anton ★ 778.996.5471



#1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774.


Wed to Sat 9am - 5pm

1996 DODGE Grand Caravan SE, $3500, 7 seats, 222K Kms, Good Condition, Great Work Van, p/s, p/w, good tires, new muffler/ exhaust, Air Care 2011, contact Ron @ 604-837-9335 2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $12,500. Auto, dark blue, PWR Locks/Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes. Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, +extras. Coq. ★ 604-868-3128

FRIENDLY, Professional, Crown mouldings, baseboard, casings rough framing. 778-233-0559


1991 CAMRY V6, 2 tone gray. 2nd owner, all records, reliable, $2,200. 604-926-4976

1992 TOYOTA Landcruiser Prado, 4x4, 194K km, right hand drive, diesel, very clean, new tires/shocks/glow-plugs, roof rack & trailer hitch, full service history, seats 7, $10,000, Nick Jones 778-996-0568

2005 Infiniti G35 Sports Coupe 4 seater, auto/Tiptronic, local, leather, sunroof, pwr front seats, 18” Infiniti wheels, new tires, only 72k, immaculate. $22,850

The North Shore’s Best

2006 Dodge Magnum SXT

silver, 37,000 kms, 3.5L V6, auto, sunroof, BCAA inspected, P5456 Pre-Loved Special $15,988


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

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

2006 Ford F150 Lariat • 7 days / 1000km exchange privilege • 100 point inspection • Carproof Vehicle History Report (


A RELIABLE carpenter. Doors, windows, finishing carp, decks, baths, cabinets, bsmt, flrs, repairs 25 yrs exp. Marc 604-789-7289

2008 Jeep Patriot 4x4

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


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

2005 Mercedes Benz C230 4door Kompressor auto, local, alloy wheels, only $TBA 70k, spotless

2008 Jeep Wrangler


A QUICK CONSTRUCTION Carpentry, Siding, Deck, Paint, all repair North Shore 604-418-6020

7pass, V6, only 33,000kms, silver, one owner, local, dual exhaust, 19” wheels, BCAA inspected, P5437 Pre-Loved Special $20,988 Alloys, 25,000kms, power group, jeep green, warranty, automatic, P5378A Pre-Loved Special $18,988

• 6-year / 120,000km transferable Powertrain warranty coverage, with options to upgrade to comprehensive extended warranty.

Sports & Imports

Central Auto

THIS WEEK’S FEATURE 06 Nissan 350ZX Cabriolet 6spd, black on black, only 42,000kms, local, new tires $29,400



Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

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

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 – North Shore News – A35




Lawn & Garden

A.All Area Gardening Service “The Grass is Greener”

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

Nick 929-7732


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


Basalt, dry stack retaining walls, flagstone patios, fireplaces, stairs, small repairs.

778-887-0020 (cell)

Lawn Treatment • Maint. • Power Raking Pruning • Trimming • General Clean-Up Topping Trees • Free Estimates



AFFORDABLE LANDSCAPING, design, concrete & retaining walls, rock work 604-787-7988 CONSTRUCTIVE decking, stone masonry, paving stones, bricks & blocks 604-250-7824... 980-8224 Design - Consultation- Installation 604-518-5661 PAVING STONES ★604-657-3614★


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

PAINTING by BENJAMIN For Estimate Call


Serafina Garden Services Maint. & design, cleanups, organic food reas rates 604-984-4433 GREEN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Hedge trimming, tree pruning, yard maint, powerwashing. Mike 983-3586 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 PACIFIC LANDSCAPING lawn installations, retaining walls, pavers drainage etc 839-1225 PEAK Yard Maint & Powerwash Lawn Care, Hedge Trim, Window Cleaning. Doug • 604-837-9417


Has your garden gone to seed cause you don’t have time to weed? 604-990-5503 S & W GARDENING SERVICE Comm/res maint, clean-up. Japanese Gardener 604.986.0059


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


Moving & Storage


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

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount




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


T&B Painting Interior & Exterior Commercial / Residential Top Quality Work

778-552-5065 604-716-1250


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


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

Reliable Local Company

Maklin Construction Services. Project Management & small jobs. Call Quincy 778-340-3407

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

MATCO DESIGN - Renovations

VEMA PLUMBING & Heating gas fitting, hot water tanks Reliable,24 hrs Free Est 604-779-2305


Power Washing

PRESSURE WASHING, com/res gutter cleaning, ask for special summer rates. 778-387-5561


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


Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338 MASTER PAINTER.....LEVEL 5 drywall finish. Custom doors, trim & crown. 604-836-9675 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

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

Pacific Pro Painting Restoration •Int / Ext •Res / Comm •Reno’s Strata’s. Free Est. 604-488-4000



BBM Big Boss Mechanical



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


★ Good Quality Service ★

AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885

Fully Licenced & WCB.

EAGLE EYE Soar with the best It’s your move 778-883-2538

North Shore Co.

604 729-3864



Scott 604-377-2503



Oil Tank Removal



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



● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates



Drainage & Plumbing Inc.

Plumbing, Drainage, Repairs & Installation

Main sewer lines, water lines, camera inspections, plugged drains, hot water tanks and drain tiles. 24/7 Emergency available Sat/Sun/Holidays Licensed, Insured, Bonded


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

•Homes •Strata •Installations •Repairs •24 Hour Emergency Service Member BBB - Member RCABC Full Liability Coverage and WCB Designated Project Managers and Third Party Inspections

Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate

SUMMER SPECIAL SAVE THE HST Have Your Roof Done Between Now & Aug 31 A+


RBG Contracting Ltd.

All Kinds of Renovations • Roofing • Forming • Framing

Call 604.721.8743


Sun Decks

Dream Decks Vinyl Sundecks

10% off ALIN Maintenance •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •All Leak Problems! 604-319-2229

First Choice Roofing We specialize in flat roofs, fully insured. WCB, Miguel 778-231-7973




Rubbish Removal


All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call for your FREE ESTIMATE

Heating & Gas Fitting Licensed Plumber

604-987-7473 604-721-6075


#1 Roofing Company in BC




”The Right Deck For You”

CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913 DON’T RELOCATE...RENOVATE


604-787-4622, 778 240-6513

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

Quote code 2010 for a 5% discount Three time Georgie Award Finalist National Sam Award Finalist Georgie Award for Best Renovation “Why Trust Your Renovation To Anyone Else”

All Types of Roofing Re-roofing. Repairs & Gutters. 10% off written competior quote WCB / BBB & Liability Insured

Coast To Coast Roofing Specialize in new & reroofs since 1992 Call Gary 604-897-3614

We also do

Drywall • Tiles • Flooring • Painting Ceiling• Finishing Carpentry • Sundeck • Fences • Siding • Sheds and Basement Improvements Free estimates and WCB


* Save Your Dollars * Bath, Kitchen, Suite’s & More www. 604-781-7695

STRAIGHT EDGE Construction: Sheds, Decks, Staircases, Additions, All Renovations 778-836-4125


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

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

Renovations & Home Improvement

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


*Additions*Quality Work *Ref’s 604-720-1564

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


Fortif Construction: North Shore home reno specialists. 604-202-1264

Repairs, Renovations & Updates Licensed/Insured. 604-916-7594

North Shore Home Services. Power Washing, Window & Gutter Cleaning. 604-988-5294 A CUT ABOVE PAINTING Int specialist, Ins, Exp, PwrWash 604.921.7845 Cell 604.379.5991

Renovations & Home Improvement



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


BEARING WALLS removed, floors leveled, cathedral ceilings, garage leveled, door and window openings. 604-787-7484


25 Years Experience

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


Interior & Exterior


TWO BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery. Local & Long Distance; Best Rate! Joseph 604-720-0931

Chau Le Gardening Tree cutting & topping, shrubs, yard cleanup, trimming, hedging, 604-782-5288

Painting/ Wallpaper

604-926-1526 604-726-9153

8175 • Design & Consultation • Lawns & Hedges • Water Features • Patios & Pathways • Retaining Walls • Irrigation & Lighting


★ ★ ★ ★

Rubbish Removal Residential & Commercial We do almost anything Free Estimates 7 days a week ★ No body beats our price. ★ $15.00 off with this ad

604-537-8523 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




★All Tiling, Repairs, Remodels Bathrooms, kitchens, patios. Free est. Call Mike 604-761-4448 or EXP TRADESMAN, tiles, granite, stone, brick & glass blocks. Reas. Zak 604-982-0234 778-773-3537


Top Soil

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) A. A. BESTPRO Tree Service LTD. Tree top trim, Hedge Trimming, Pruning, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-726-9152 or 604-984-1988 ★AAA★ TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500 A.ALL AREA TREE SERVICE Topping, pruning & stump grinding. 604-926-1526 & 604-726-9153

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

ALL JUNK - remove for res. & Comm. Free est. 7days/wk. $15off. w/ad. 604-537-8523


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

A Guaranteed Lowest Price

★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

Window Cleaning

• 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


All Season Roofing Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

Book before Sept. 30 and we will pay ½ the HST

20 year Labour Warranty available ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)986-4026/805-8463 Additions, renovations, New construction. concrete forming and framing specialist. call 218-3064


POINT GREY LTD. ROOFING Established 1946

BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871

All Types of Roofing, Re-Roofing & Repairs Cell: 604-379-2641 Office: 604-985-2641

#1 EXCLUSIVE CARPENTRY Interior finishing; bath & kitchen remodelling, tile & stone setting. Stephen, 604-888-1285

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


ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! From the City to the Valley

Call Today 604-630-3300




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†$2,500.00 price reduction available on new 2010 Civic Sedan and Coupe models (excluding Civic DX Sedan, model FA1E2AEX); $2,750.00 price reduction available on new 2010 Civic LX Coupe and Sport Sedan models; $1,500.00 price reduction available on new 2010 Civic Si Sedan and Coupe models; $3,000.00 price reduction available on new 2010 Accord Sedan and Coupe 4-cylinder models; $2,500.00 price reduction available on new 2010 Accord Sedan and Coupe V6 models; $2,500.00 price reduction available on new 2010 Accord Crosstour models (excluding Accord Crosstour EX-L 4WD Navi, model TF2H5AKN); $3,000.00 price reduction available on new 2010 CR-V models; $4,000.00 price reduction available on new 2010 Insight models; $5,000.00 price reduction available on new 2010 Ridgeline and Pilot models; $6,000.00 price reduction available on new 2010 Odyssey models (excluding Odyssey DX, model RL3H1AE which is available with a $2,000.00 price reduction). Price reduction amounts valid only on cash purchase transactions, and may not be combined with any other offer. Retailer may sell for less. Retailer order / trade may be necessary. Lease example based on new 2010 Civic DX-A MT Sedan, model FA1E2AE4X available through Honda Financial Services on approved credit. 2.4% lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment (includes freight and PDI) is $158.00. Down payment or equivalent trade of $4,360.02 first monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $13,481.30.Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 96,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. Retailer may lease for less. Retailer order / trade may be necessary. †Offers valid from August 4th, 2010 through August 31st, 2010 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject tochange or cancellation without notice. See your Honda retailer for full details.

Smart customers always read the fine print. † Features listed are available on 2010 Outlander LS 4WD. Technical data, equipment and options are based on the latest information at time of printing and are subject to change without notice. Vehicles may not be exactly as shown. Purchase financing at 0% APR available through Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of Montreal for a limited time for up to 60 months on all new 2010 Outlander models. Financing example: 2010 Outlander ES 2WD (CO45-A C04) with an MSRP of $25,498 financed at 0% over 60 months equals $425 a month with a cost of borrowing of $0 and a total obligation of $25,498. 2010 Outlander XLS 4WD model shown with an MSRP of $34,498. MSRP does not include up to $1350 in freight for cars and $1450 in freight for SUVs, $250 in PDI, $100 in air tax, and $29 in environmental handling fees, and $15 duty on new tires. Taxes, PPSA, registration, insurance, licensing, administration fees, documentation fees, other dealer fees, and any additional provincial government fees are not included. All offers available only through participating dealers to qualified retail customers in Canada and are only on approved credit. See participating dealer for details. * Whichever comes first. Regular maintenance not included. See dealer or for warranty terms, restrictions and details. Not all customers will qualify. ** Best backed claim does not cover Lancer Evolution and Ralliart models. ® MITSUBISHI MOTORS, BEST BACKED CARS IN THE WORLD are trade-marks of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. and are used under license.

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• Fuel efficient 3.0L MIVEC V6 Engine • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sportronic® function • 16” Alloy Wheels • Air Conditioning • Power Windows, Mirrors and FAST-Key Entry System • 140W AM/FM/CD Stereo with 6 Speakers†




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