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Forgotten pole donated by new property owners Benjamin Alldritt balldritt@nsnews.com

A totem pole discovered on a neglected West Vancouver lot has been donated back to the Squamish Nation by the family that recently purchased the land. The pole is believed to be at least 70 years old and the work of Chief Mathias Joe, a hereditary Squamish chief and prolific carver who died in 1967 at age 91. The 6.4-metre red cedar pole was carefully loaded onto a truck Monday and shipped to the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, where it will be partially restored and used both as an exhibition piece and a training aid for student carvers. “It’s extremely significant,” said Sarah Goodwin, the centre’s manager of program development. “This pole will NEWS photo Cindy Goodman be an addition to our carving program. We have cultural TIMBER Haven mill worker Eric Hemel (centre) and members of the Jensen family of West Vancouver work to secure and protect a 70-yearexperts come in and teach old totem for its journey via Black Tusk flatbed truck to its new home at the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre in Whistler. aboriginal youth ambassadors. The pole will be restored by Cody Mathias and Gary Mathias Ray Baker, which is just incredible.” Mathias and Baker are the original carver’s great-grandson and great-great-grandson respectively. “He’s going to do some restoration work on it but it has a beautiful weathered appearance. “Outside the schools, people are just going to see more Given the age of the piece and the amount that it has weathered, cops than usual,” said Cpl. Fred Harding, a spokesman for the there will be a fairly minimalist approach,” Goodwin said. “Then West Vancouver police. “I can’t obviously discuss our tactics the pole will be installed in November as part of the Cultural — there are things going on — but no one’s going to find them Journey exhibition that will open in the spring. Our vision is intrusive.” to display this piece alongside a replica piece carved by family James Weldon The measures were in response to a note scrawled on a wall members by the end of next year.” at the school about 10 days ago, which apparently warned that Goodwin said a bear and a thunderbird are identifiable on jweldon@nsnews.com something would take place on Oct. 19. Other media have the pole, but the lower figures are not recognizable yet. The two TENSIONS were high at West Vancouver reported the anonymous writer claimed 12 people would die, Squamish restorers may be able to remedy that. but police would not confirm that. Goodwin added that the family that discovered the pole on secondary Tuesday morning as police and security “I can tell you it was a non-specific threat,” said Harding. “I their British Properties lot was under no obligation to return it, guards flocked to the school in response to a can categorically say there were no names, no venues, no places and they will be invited to the blessing ceremony next year. threatening message. attached to it.” The land changed hands about 18 month ago, said a The Province newspaper reported Tuesday that the note had West Vancouver officers were patrolling the area and had spokesman for the Jensen family, at which time the pole, while beefed up surveillance around the community’s other public and included a hit list of specific individuals. Harding said that wasn’t still standing, was almost totally obscured by trees and bushes. private high schools. Guards with a private security firm were See Gift page 5 visible on campus. See Police page 3

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Sexual assault trial underway

Michael Berry taught children acting Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

THE trial of a former Capilano College instructor from West Vancouver charged with sexually assaulting eight children and possessing pornographic videos has started in B.C. Supreme Court.

Michael Berry, 72, stood in court and pleaded not guilty to 18 charges before Justice Paul Williamson Monday. Berry has elected to be tried by a judge alone. Berry entered the court with a walker and with the help of two friends who accompanied him, after being told he could be arrested if he didn’t make an appearance in court. The trial was delayed several hours Monday over what Berry’s lawyer described as “mental health issues” that had resulted in him not showing up to court earlier in the day. He was excused from the courtroom shortly after entering his not guilty pleas. The first part of the trial is taking place in a voir dire — a trial within a trial — held to determine what will be included in the court case. The trial this week gets underway almost 5½ years after police raided Berry’s Bay Street home in May 2005. Police seized thousands of sexually explicit photos, videotapes and computer images in the raid. So much material was seized, police had to get a moving truck to help cart it all away. Police said at the time there were potentially hundreds of children depicted in the material, which was thought to date back 30 years. Officers refused to say if Berry was depicted with children in any of the explicit photos, but said evidence from the pictures had caused investigators to believe he was involved in making the images. Prior to his arrest, Berry was well known in the film and theatre business on the North Shore. He had previously worked in the BBC’s television drama department and had directed for the Disney Channel, MGM and Atlantis Films, as well as for the long-running Beachcombers series, filmed in Gibsons. Starting in 1981, Berry taught acting for film and TV to children aged eight to 10 for Capilano College’s continuing education department. He was also a part-time instructor for adults taking the professional film studies program. Berry had taken a leave of absence from Capilano College for health reasons before he was arrested. Shortly after he was charged, he moved out of his Horseshoe Bay home. Over the past five years, the case has been plagued with a series of delays. Two years ago, Berry lost a bid to have the charges against him thrown out of court. Berry had argued in North Vancouver provincial court that his charter rights were violated when he was denied legal aid because his income is not low enough. But the judge denied Berry’s application, saying that his financial situation was not extraordinary, and any hardships he is facing are of his own making.

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SERGEANT Paul Skelton and Cpl. Fred Harding were part of the police presence at West Vancouver secondary Tuesday. It’s been alleged that threats in the form of graffiti were written on a surface near the continuing education area of the school campus. Harding suggested the threat to student safety was minimal.

Police have no ‘specific person of interest’ From page 1 true. He wouldn’t say what medium the writer had used. West Vancouver secondary issued an email alert to parents Oct. 13 warning them that the threatening message had been found. “This was a precautionary measure only,” wrote principal Steve Rauh. “As part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring a safe learning environment, we take all situations that may affect school safety seriously.” The alert doesn’t seem to have deterred parents, however, said

Harding. “I think everyone should be concerned that someone would do something like this, but . . . it would appear the parents have voted with their feet,” he said. “It was a busy morning of drop-offs at that school.” Investigators still have no suspects. “We’ve spoken to a number of people of interest at this stage, but we don’t have a specific person of interest,” said Harding. “There’s no one under arrest for this investigation; no charges are being forwarded or recommended at this time. We’re still actively looking for the person responsible.” You can comment on this story at www.nsnews.com.

Joyriding bikers stopped in N. Van

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NORTH Vancouver was the end of the line for one of two motorcycle riders who went on a wild, dangerous joy ride through four Lower Mainland municipalities last week. The two bikers, one of whom was carrying a passenger, were first spotted in Coquitlam Wednesday afternoon. Officers on the ground called in their description but did not pursue them. However, it wasn’t hard for the crew of regional police helicopter Air 1 to spot the two bikes on Lougheed Highway as they hit

speeds of 200 kilometres per hour; ran red lights; passed cars on the shoulder, exit lanes and in the face of oncoming traffic; and hurtled through school zones at 120 km/h. With police cameras rolling, the two bikes blew through an entrance ramp red light onto Highway 1 and headed west. “Along Highway 1 in Burnaby, both motorcycles were literally passing cars like they were standing still,” said Sgt. Peter Thiessen, spokesman for the RCMP’s regional police service. The Mounties ordered the racers to pull over near the Dollarton exit in North Vancouver. Both bikes came to a stop, but the one with a single rider seemed to have a change of heart See Fleeing page 4

Passerby grabs alleged jewelry robber RCMP praise public’s help after Cap Mall heist James Weldon

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NORTH Vancouver RCMP are praising the quick actions of a man who helped them catch a suspected jewelry store robber. Ashley Russell-Taylor, is being hailed after he brought down one of four men investigators say held up Peoples Jewellers at Capilano Mall Thursday. Russell-Taylor, 29, was walking through the mall with his young daughter at about 10:30

a.m. when he heard shouting from down the hall. A moment later, he saw a man sprinting toward him, chased by a security guard and two or three other people. The medical supplies salesman, six foot four and 225 pounds, felt he might be able to help. Handing his daughter to a friend, he prepared to intercept the fleeing suspect. “I noticed that were some people chasing (him). . . . By process of elimination I figured he’s not the one in the right,” said RussellTaylor. “I grabbed him basically by the shirt and led him into a pillar that was there. As he hit (it), he took one step back and then I took him down to the ground and just wrapped his arm up.” The security guard and the others who had been chasing him soon caught up and helped

pin the man down. The father didn’t wait around. Smelling mace in the air, allegedly used in the robbery, he grabbed his daughter and got out of the area. Russell-Taylor returned later to give a statement to police. The North Vancouver RCMP lauded his actions and those of other passersby in a release to media Tuesday. “Without the help of the public, this case would have been much more difficult to investigate,” said Cpl. Peter DeVries, spokesman for the detachment. “The amount of assistance from civilians in the area was impressive.” The suspect was one of four men who reportedly rushed into the store Thursday morning, smashed a number of display cases

and snatching some $200,000 worth of jewelry. As the men prepared to leave the store, they were confronted by a group of bystanders, who attempted to block their exit. The cornered suspects allegedly discharged a can of bear spray, incapacitating the onlookers long enough to make a getaway. Three of the men escaped from the mall on foot. The fourth was brought down by Russell-Taylor. Police investigated the incident over the weekend and interviewed some 20 witnesses, with whose help they ultimately tracked down and arrested the three missing suspects. Investigators have recovered “a large portion” of the merchandise that was taken See Four page 5


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City opposes TransLink property tax grab SkyTrain, Surrey bus upgrades would add $54 to household tax Benjamin Alldritt

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CITY of North Vancouver councillors are unanimous backing a TransLink Mayors’ Council resolution that rejects property tax as a funding source for the transportation authority. Coun. Craig Keating, the city’s delegate to the council, asked his colleagues to voice their support at a meeting Monday. Earlier this month, the provincially appointed TransLink board asked the mayors to pony up $39.3 million to pay for the Evergreen Line and sections of the North Fraser Perimeter Road — an element of the Pacific Gateway project. The board also suggested a further $28.9 million in spending for increased bus service in Surrey and upgrades to SkyTrain stations in Vancouver and Burnaby. On average, the full package would add $54 to a typical household’s property tax bill. “What is particularly irksome is that the Evergreen Line is a

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project the route of which and the technology of which have been entirely selected by the province of British Columbia without any consultation with the municipalities or with mayors,” Keating said. The province had named the route and the technology for the Expo and Millenium lines, Keating noted, but had also paid the whole bill. For both the Canada Line and the Evergreen Line, the province also made all the decisions but only paid part of the costs. “The mayors have been very clear that property taxes are oversubscribed,” continued Keating. “There are major costs that we are going to have to face for sewage, solid waste and water. That’s going to have to come out of property taxes: as it should be, that’s the business we’re in. TransLink wants to use property taxes again, and they want to borrow against future property taxes to make this possible.” Keating said some sort of tax on transportation use was a better model. Coun. Guy Heywood said TransLink’s funding model was “systematically biased against the North Shore.” “None of the (local) improvements that are being considered, including the renovation of the SeaBus station or the third SeaBus, make it into the critical zone to be eligible for funding. So we are yet again being hit with a levy and asked to socialize the transit costs of the Lower Mainland when we are being left to go solo with respect

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Fleeing biker ultimately crashes

From page 3 and accelerated away from police almost immediately. This rider went east into Deep Cove, still weaving through traffic, before turning around and heading back west on Dollarton. After passing the other bike and police officers, the biker pulled an illegal U-turn on a red light at Mountain Highway and got back onto the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. The fleeing motorcyclist headed back to Vancouver and then Burnaby, ignoring red lights and school zones and narrowly missing pedestrians. The driver eventually lost control of the bike and crashed on Imperial Avenue in Burnaby. Both bikes were automatically impounded under excessive speed regulations and the riders fined. They may also face criminal charges.

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“The property sat unoccupied for five, 10 years and during that time it just got overgrown; the landscaping wasn’t taken care of and the pole was kind of lost,” Jensen said. “We were surveying the property before we bought it and we found this totem pole.” One of the men helping build Jensen’s new house was a member of the Squamish Nation, and he helped connect the family with other carvers at the nation. “Chief Floyd Joseph came up to look at it,” Jensen said. “He knew immediately who carved the pole and said, ‘This is a really big deal.’” Seven decades of North Shore weather had taken their toll

on the cedar, and during talks with the Squamish over what to do with it, Jensen became concerned that it would topple over in high winds. He invited Joseph and Mathias to be present as it was lowered to the ground safely. Based on conversations with longtime neighbours, Jensen believes that the land’s original owner was an anthropologist who purchased several lots in the area. “I guess the guy spent a pretty significant chunk of change and this lady commissioned it for him as a gift,” he said. “It was really important to my family that because of the cultural significance of it that it not get wasted away. It’s out of respect for their culture. We really understood from the people from the Squamish who came up to visit it that it is significant. It was just the right thing to do.”

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HE surprise ending to the legal case against former government aides Dave Basi and Bob Virk this week has done little to clear the air around this long-simmering political scandal. On the face of it, the shocking guilty pleas tell a tale of two bad apples — rogue Liberal insiders who went off the tracks, accepting bribes and favours in return for providing railway bidding information to lobbyists. But in the court of public opinion, lingering questions remain. Many question why the pair decided suddenly to plead guilty this week, after seven years, just as some heavyweight political muscle was about to be called to the stand. Nobody in the upper echelons of power whose inter-connected ranks were

revealed by the case was keen for the trial to continue. The number of former cabinet ministers, political lobbyists, and friends in high places who must be relieved that some questions won’t even be asked now is impressive indeed. The public has a different viewpoint. With the plea deal and its sanitized version of events accepted, much of what may or may not have gone on behind the scenes in the complex case will remain subject to rumour and innuendo. As the finishing touch, however, the public will still inexplicably get to foot the legal bills for Basi and Virk — an estimated $6 million — despite the guilty pleas. Liberal insiders are undoubtedly happy this legal deal is done. But the whiff around the seven-year corruption case isn’t likely to go away.

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Dear Editor: Enough already! Say no to power generation in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. To protect Lower Mainland residents from cloudy drinking water a few times a year, Metro Vancouver embarked on a mega project to filter water in the LSCR. In environmental terms, the LSCR paid a big price for being selected to host filtration operations. Many areas of the LSCR that used to be accessible to recreational users continue to be “restricted access.” It’s in those restricted areas where sand and gravel-pit mining and concrete mixing were introduced to keep construction costs down. Access to the dam, 12 kilometres north of the filtration plant which used to be accessible to road cyclists, continues to be out of bounds. Many areas were fenced off to protect the public from construction hazards; “no go” zones are everywhere. The LSCR is a North Vancouver jewel. It’s a huge multiuse, semi-wilderness recreational area that is visited by hundreds of thousands of people a year. It’s accessible, clean, brilliant and beautiful. It requires management to ensure that many future generations of people, plants, fish and wildlife can thrive and enjoy it at the same time that water can be drawn in an environmentally sustainable manner. There was healthy debate before the filtration project plan was approved for the LSCR. Many reluctantly agreed after being told that this was the only building site that could support filtration cost effectively. But now, while the project is still underway, we’re being asked to support hydroelectric power generation in the same protected areas in order to offset financial costs! Metro Vancouver proudly claims they deliver the cleanest tap water more cost effectively to its residents than any other water

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Shop at home for ships, eh Dear Editor: I find John Shaw’s (Washington Marine Group) comments about the “survival and prosperity of ship building in North Vancouver” in your Oct. 15 story Full Speed Ahead for NV Shipyards to be hypocritical at the very least. Why did you not ask him and/or publish how many ships (and other marine equipment) the Washington Marine Group own that were built in China (or check out their web site)? Now to almost demand a place to feed at the public trough is almost beyond belief. John May Eurocanadian Shipping Ltd. West Vancouver

Gleneagles golf course weeds could feed goats

Dear Editor: The District of West Vancouver has a no-pesticide weed control policy (eco-friendly or otherwise) for their parks and golf courses. My issue isn’t with parks and boulevards, although many boulevards are becoming inundated with dandelions. But Gleneagles Golf Course is a different issue as it is obviously “pay to play.” Currently Gleneagles has thousands of broadleaf weeds as large as six inches across in the middle of their fairways. The maintenance crew at the golf course do a great job, but Gleneagles is now the worst course in the Lower Mainland in terms of playable conditions. I play roughly 100 rounds of golf a year, the majority at Gleneagles, and 15-20 rounds at other Lower Mainland golf courses. Weeds affecting play are not an issue on any course other than Gleneagles. Some type of eco-friendly treatment keeps the weeds in check at other courses, including Capilano. However, at Gleneagles, the broadleaf weeds have now become so predominate and so large that your ball can end up in the middle of the fairway on top of or underneath a leaf of one of these weeds. The rules of golf do not allow any improvement so you have to hit it where it lies. To compound the issue, green fees at Gleneagles have increased twice in the past ten months. When you pay to play, you expect the course to be in an acceptable and playable condition. If the current policy of “ignore all weed control” continues into next summer, “the jewel of West Vancouver” will become nothing but a goat track — which is a total shame. Craig McDowall West Vancouver

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We could all get our seniors on the Go “Never lose sight of the fact that old age needs so little but needs that little so much.” Margaret Willour, RN (1892-1988)

WHEN it comes to taking a well-earned rest, the remarkable Miss Margaret Willour seems not to have understood for herself what the term “old age” really meant; but her simple, insightful reminder shows us she quite clearly understood what it meant for others.

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Little doubt, therefore, that Willour would have known just how important it is for North Shore seniors that their Go Bus continues in service. As Tessa Holloway described in these pages on Aug. 12 (Seniors Go Bus Back in Action) “Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities, which owns the Summerhill retirement residence in North Vancouver . . . stepped up with $10,000 to keep the service rolling until October.” That is, PARC had saved the service until the end of this month. Reached for her comment, Annwen Loverin, executive director of Silver Harbour Seniors’ Centre in North Vancouver, the group that operates the service, explained that the bus runs three days per week, and costs about $350 a day to operate. “It is such an important service for seniors who are striving to retain their sense of self-worth and independence,” Loverin explained.

“Booked in advance, the Go Bus takes them to medical appointments and recreational activities; it allows them to do some of their own shopping and socialize with the friends they make on those trips.” Since the initial Pacific Arbour donation in August, the Fraternal Order of Eagles has matched that amount to ensure the service can keep going until Christmas, and challenged several other groups to join in the effort. Asked how she felt about the response to date, Loverin expressed optimism for the near-term but says, “We really need to find a way to achieve stable funding if we are to feel comfortable about maintaining the service — even at its current level.” At present, the Go Bus covers most of North

Vancouver and the eastern edge of West Vancouver, and Loverin confirmed that many seniors would like to see its routes expanded to provide service to the entire North Shore. “We’d like to see that, too; but it can’t be done on the present budget,” she said. That need for a stable source of funding is compounded by the fact that many non-profit groups are struggling to meet increasing demands for all kinds of social services. With some organizations short of dollars enough to be sure of their own survival, their donations can barely scratch the surface of the Go Bus operation. Living Well Homecare Services has agreed to cover one day per month for a year; the North Shore Keep Well Society donated a one-time $300 and the Lynn Valley Seniors’ Association has committed to $300 per month. As Loverin was explaining the scope of both the service and its funding challenges, my brain was running on a parallel track, wondering what could be done to help solve Silver Harbour’s problem. I picked up and as quickly discarded most of

the traditional ways to raise funds — car washes, funruns, walks, bike-rides and letters to the stone-hearts in Victoria — none of them offered the stability and immediacy that seemed to be necessary. I was also reluctant to suggest that the City and District of North Vancouver take on 100 per cent of the Go Bus cost because, on principle, I don’t believe municipal governments should take up the financial slack for social services more properly the responsibility of senior governments. And then, still listening to Loverin, I had an idea. According to numbers reported in the 2006 census, the total population of the North Shore that year was around 170,000. The breakdown was as follows: District of North Vancouver, 83,000; City of North Vancouver, 46,000; and District of West Vancouver, 42,000. The Go Bus service is not yet provided to most of West Vancouver. However, when the community reports that approximately 25 per cent of its population is older than 65, it should come as no surprise that seniors there would like to see it available. So here’s the general idea:

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Longboards’ speed a problem THE North Shore News introduces a new column to its readers today.

Ask a Cop will appear every second Wednesday in this space and allow readers to pose questions to Cpl. Peter DeVries, media spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP. If there are questions that are West Vancouver specific, Cpl. Jag Johal, media spokesman for the West Vancouver Police Department, will provide an answer. The column will not answer questions related to specific sentences, or ongoing court cases or investigations. Readers are asked to be patient as we have already received a lot of questions. — Martin Millerchip

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DRIVERS who make a habit of running red lights could soon find their lead-foot ways expensive as the province gets set to launch a new red-light camera enforcement program.

The $23-million expansion to the program will increase the number of intersections where red-light cameras operate to 140 from 120 province-wide. But unlike the previous program, this time all of the locations will be armed with digital cameras that can send photos of guilty motorists’ licence plates electronically to police. In the old program, 30 film cameras were rotated around the 120 locations. But to process a violation ticket “it required someone climbing up to the tower, taking the film out and getting it processed,” said Adam Grossman, spokesman for ICBC. The new program means red-light runners will get their $167 tickets much quicker than they did in the past. Cameras may be turned off and on at the new locations depending on when the worst crashes occur, said Grossman, in order to minimize the costs of processing the tickets. Currently there are cameras at eight intersections in North

Vancouver. Grossman said cameras might stay at those locations under the new program, but some intersections could be dropped or added. He said the priority is to install cameras at the locations where red-light runners result in the most serious crashes and injuries. The program is expected to cost about $1 million to operate annually and will be phased in starting in January. Currently red-light cameras result in 20,000 tickets and revenues of about $3.3 million each year. Under the new program, the province expects to hand out 33,000 tickets and generate $4 million in fines. Grossman said the locations for the cameras have now been chosen and will be announced by the province. “Some cameras have been installed already,” he said. “We want drivers to know these are out there.” Under the existing program, red-light cameras were installed at the following locations on the North Shore: Lonsdale Avenue at 13th Street, 13th Street at St. Georges Avenue, Esplanade at Lonsdale Avenue, Lonsdale Avenue at 23rd Street, Mount Seymour Parkway at Riverside Drive, Marine Drive at Capilano Road, Main Street at Mountain Highway and Taylor Way at Marine Drive. According to ICBC, the highest-crash locations on the North Shore include several off and on-ramps to Highway 1, including the Capilano Road off and on-ramps as well as those at Lonsdale Avenue, Westview Drive, Main Street and Taylor Way as well as intersections along Marine Drive at Taylor Way and Capilano Road.

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A B.C. Supreme Court justice has reserved her decision on whether two North Vancouver companies can be held responsible for a ferry crash in 2005 that saw the Queen of Oak Bay smash into docks at Sewell’s Marina in West Vancouver. Nobody was injured in the crash, but 28 boats were crushed or damaged after the ferry lost power in Horseshoe Bay and smashed into the marina. After insurance payouts, the accident still ended up costing the ferry corporation over $2 million. A judge will now consider if B.C. Ferries can collect any of that from two local companies that worked on the vessel as part of a refit prior to the crash. B.C. Ferries has sued both Vancouver Drydock Ltd. and Prime Mover Controls Inc., claiming their mistakes resulted in the dramatic accident. In particular, B.C. Ferries has alleged Prime Mover Controls failed to properly reinstall a crucial part after being called to the ship to make an adjustment on June 23. Both North Vancouver companies have denied the claims. Arguments in the first part of the case — which centred on contractual issues between the companies — wrapped up last week in B.C. Supreme Court. Justice Susan Griffin is expected to rule on whether either of the North Vancouver companies can be held liable for the mistakes leading to the crash, under the terms of their contracts. If she decides they can, a second part of the trial going over what actually happened leading up to the crash will take place at a later date.

Have you seen any good ghosts recently?

THE North Shore News is asking its readers for help in finding the best decorated Halloween homes in North and West Vancouver.

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Cheryl Karchut (at right) passes the torch to new executive director Sara Baker. An open house was held at the Silk Purse Sept. 29, to honour the hard work and dedication of Cheryl Karchut, executive director of the West Vancouver Community Arts Council, who after 12 years, has decided to retire. Many local artists and musicians were in attendance, interested in saying goodbye to Karchut, who is responsible for developing many programs at the popular gallery and music venue.

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No problem with exotic trees of a paper bark maple or a magnolia? Not a chance. Secondly, is planting an exotic tree species really a faux pas? And can anyone who says “faux pas” really be trusted? Are we all supposed to think that the big, beautiful magnolia in our neighbourhood that blooms every year with such exuberance, colour and drama is really a mistake? I think not Dig Deep and no one should feel guilty about planting one. Why are Todd Major exotic trees like magnolia, gingko, dawn redwood or SOMEONE has to chestnut that are 40, 50 or provide a realistic 60 years old, productive and perspective to counter contributing to the health all of the opinions being and beauty of the community any less worthy than a native written by gardening tree? Such significant trees prophets across the are without question valued country who believe members of the community planting native plants in and our urban forests. Just our gardens will lead us look around our streets and at NEWS photo Mike Wakefield to botanical salvation. sanctuaries like Park & Tilford My years of real-world WHILE some gardening enthusiasts recommend Gardens, the UBC Botanical horticulture experience have planting only native species, there are many benefits Garden, VanDusen Gardens taught me many things about to growing exotic trees such as the paper bark maple. and the Riverview Arboretum plant selection but none are as and you will see large, important as “the right plant for the right place.” This simple, magnificent “alien” trees that are considered heritage trees, part of elegant and time proven rule about plant selection is obviously our botanical history and important enough to be protected and not within the lexicon of some of the native plant fanatics and preserved. But perhaps they cannot grow such beautiful trees in so-called garden writers who are telling us to plant only native Toronto, so they are stuck planting sugar maples (Acer saccharum) plants and to forsake all others. everywhere. In an article by Stephen Westcott-Gratton in Canadian Thirdly, if every gardening consumer in the province were to Gardening Magazine, Westcott-Gratton states that one of his switch overnight to planting only native plants, 90-95 per cent predictions for gardening trends in 2010 is, “Planting large, of our local nursery industry would go out of business. Native non-native tree species will become a major gardening faux pas. plant sales comprise a small part of total B.C. nursery industry There are hundreds of terrific native species to choose from sales. And those facts don’t even touch the reality that there is — suitable for every situation — so that Canadian gardeners a finite range of native plants available for sale. Not to mention never need to opt for an ‘exotic alien.’ This stricture applies that most street trees planted by municipalities are rarely native primarily to big trees that will dominate the landscape for trees, primarily because there is a limited range of native trees decades or even centuries; non-native shrubs and perennials suitable for street tree planting. (providing they aren’t invasive), like Japanese maples, Eurasian As a rule, I try not to criticize other people who make rhododendrons or peonies, remain perfectly acceptable.” There opinion-based statements about garden practices and trends. are so many statements in that paragraph that I take issue with After all, who am I to disagree? Perhaps they know better. 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exceedingly high, beyond what anyone who looks into the story in any detail can accept. Unless, of course, you are a publisher bound and determined to extract every cent from the marketplace. Common sense dictates that eBooks should cost a minimum less than hard copy. Everyone I talk to feels an average price of around $4.99 to a high of $9.99 would be a fair price to pay, yet few titles are in this range. I think a discount of 45 per cent on hardcover and 35 to 40 per cent on paperback would be a good starting point, yet I often find the eBook version at a higher price. We can buy music at a discount over the old cost of CDs and we can buy individual songs when we don’t want a whole collection — the price for singles ranging form a practical $.99 to $1.39 or so, and whole albums from $7.99 to $11.99. Surprise, surprise. The music industry is adjusting to the new

revenue streams and consumers are supporting it. But books seem to be another matter, and publishers are digging in their heels and refusing to budge on pricing. I have three main concerns over this stance. Firstly, environmental responsibility: the impact on the environment of an eBook is minimal. A traditional book cannot make that claim. We need to move people to this new model, it is good green stewardship, but people are less likely to take the eBook plunge at these prices. Secondly, piracy: people are far more likely to balk at paying $16 for an eBook when the hard copy is $14.99, and far more likely to decide to download it from one of the endless torrent or pirate sites. Once you download your first pirate copy, the second is a far less difficult moral step to take. Lastly, economy: I have a profound hope that in a few years first-year university students will be given a tablet of some

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REPRESENTATIVES of the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre and the West Vancouver Community Centres Services Society invited community members to celebrate the season with a Harvest Festival on Sunday.

Events honoured a number of milestones, including 100 years of service for Girl Guides of Canada with the opening of a 25-year time capsule as well as a free public skate marking the 45th anniversary of the West Vancouver Arena. A number of harvest-themed activities were also enjoyed, including picking pumpkins from the great lawn and purchasing homemade apple pies from the seniors’ centre. Festival-goers also participated in the commemoration of former West Vancouver mayor Peter Jones, honoured through the unveiling of a dedication plaque recognizing his leadership and contribution to the community and the seniors’ centre.

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SIENNA, 4, and Jayda Hagedorn, 3, and Sarah Conlin, 3, pick pumpkins from the temporary patch.

ABOVE, Brownies Gabriella Palacios, 8, and Bailee Nadin, 7, try out the vintage telephones on display. At right, Portia McDonald, 8, spies through an old Kodak Fiesta camera. At far right, current District of West Vancouver Mayor Pam Goldsmith-Jones unveils a plaque commemorating former mayor Peter Jones, who held the position from 1975 to 1978, with his granddaughter, Emily Jones.

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AS Halloween nears, Scholastic introduces three frightfully good books for young ghouls and goblins.

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JACOB Brandt leads a band of costumed ghouls through the pumpkin patch at Eagle Harbour primary school, which will host a Halloween fair, Saturday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 5575 Marine Dr. in West Vancouver. The event will include a bouncy castle, face painting, barbecue, games and a scary story corner.

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a few half days. You may want to offer to be the emergency back-up in case Belinda is sick or her daycare arrangements fall through. Continue to be honest with yourself and take some time to make this decision. You may also want to visit her in her daycare over the first few weeks to help her to settle in to the new arrangement. Don’t talk to your daughter until you have decided what will work for you. Once you’re clear with yourself then talk to her and your son-in-law and be absolutely honest with them. It’s more positive to present what it is you’d like to do than what you can’t handle. Then listen. It’s difficult to choose a baby’s first daycare and she needs a sympathetic ear. Listening to her concerns doesn’t bind you to being her solution. Accept that she may be disappointed in your decision and let her talk that out. Many companies today have work/life programs designed to help mothers in this situation. If she hasn’t already checked her workplace, suggest she contact them to see if they can help. They may have a good list of childcare options both close to her work and home. Help her to consider other work options. Can she flex her hours so that between her and her husband they can reduce the length of the time spent in daycare? Are part-time work or telecommuting options? She may be so emotional about leaving her baby that she hasn’t objectively considered all the possibilities.

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CELEBRATE your family by sharing a cherished memory during the first annual Family Writes short story contest sponsored by B.C. Council for Families.

The contest, inspired by National Family Week held earlier this month, is asking parents and kids alike to reflect on the importance of families and share a memorable moment in their family life. All entries will be posted onto the contest website and winners will receive free copies of the illustrated Family Writes Storybook. The contest closes Dec. 31. Winners will be announced Jan. 27, 2011 — National Family Literacy Day. — Manisha Krishnan

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Spooktacular show THE Great Big Boo, a Halloween musical adventure designed for families with children ages two to 12, comes to Centennial Theatre this Friday, Oct. 22, 3:306:30 p.m. Admission is $20.95. Tickets: 604-984-4484 or www.centennialtheatre. com. The theatre is at 2300 Lonsdale Ave. in North Vancouver.

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Kinder Text Series: Children’s literature author Tanya Lloyd Kyi will read from her books, Thursday, Oct. 21, 11:30 a.m. in the library at Capilano University, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Free. Info: creyes@capilanou.ca or 604986-1911, local 2425. Pro-D Day Fun: Author Richard Scrimger will give a presentation, with stories and what it’s like to be an author, Friday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Then at 2:30 p.m. watch the movie How to Train Your Dragon. For children in grades four to eight. Free. Info: 604-925-7408 or www.westvanlibrary.ca.

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From page 22 The workshop will feature a special Halloween project to take home. Registration required: 604-925-7292. Halloween Puppet Show: Children ages three to five will enjoy 30 minutes of spooky fun, Friday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Free. Info: 604-925-7408 or www. westvanlibrary.ca. Halloween Storytime: A free Halloween themed session for children ages three-seven, Friday, Oct. 29, 3:45-4:30 p.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Children are invited to come in costume for stories, songs and crafts. Registration is not required. Witchy’s Big Mistake: A Halloweenthemedpuppetshow, Saturday, Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: $8/$5. Reservations required: 604-925-7292. Teen Reading Club: North VancouverCityLibrarywelcomes readers ages 13-18 to the annual online club, which provides teens with opportunities to read books, post their own reviews and personal writing, participate in chats, discuss books and win prizes for the reviews they submit. Sign up at www.teenrc. ca. For more information call

After-school Sports: Ages eight to 15 can drop in for fun any Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $1. Storytime Fun: A program of stories, songs and puppets with a focus on pre-reading skills, for ages three to five, Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7408 or www. westvanlibrary.ca. Art Studio: Develop your artistic ability while working on our own projects or try something new. Youth ages 1317 can drop in to the studio, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $2. Storytime Fun: A program of stories, songs and puppets with a focus on pre-reading skills, for ages three to five, Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7408 or www. westvanlibrary.ca. Crafts Funtastic: Children ages six to 12 can discover the wonderful world of art with creative activities including painting, sponging, drawing, collage and more on Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at

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Double deals NORTH Shore multiples invite the public to attend the North Shore Mothers of Multiples kids’ stuff sale, Saturday, Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m.-noon at St. David’s United Church. Admission is $2 for adults, free for kids. The church is at 1525 Taylor Way in West Vancouver. John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Drop-in: $2. Info: 604-982-8311. Kids Night Out: Offered by the North Vancouver Recreation Commission. Kids can have fun

doing arts and crafts, playing in the gym and/or watching a movie at the Lynn Valley Community Centre, 3590 Mountain Hwy., 6:45-9:30 p.m. For ages three to 12. Fee: $9.50. Registration: 604-9877529.

Scottish Country Dancing: Every Saturday at Mickey McDougall gym, 123 East 23rd St., North Vancouver. Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; intermediate, 10-11 a.m. and advanced, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Info: 604-922-4406 or

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A24 - North Shore News - Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Show provides guide to golden years Manisha Krishnan

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BRITISH Columbians may be getting older but they’re still living it up. That’s the message behind the new Chek TV show North of 49. The series focuses on those in their fifties and older, exploring how they keep life fulfilling and meaningful at that age. And whether it’s working out, pursuing the arts or online dating, there’s a lot more going on than bingo at the local church. “We’re trying to really cater to those questions at that stage in life where you’re still out there doing a lot but you’re doing it with a different perspective and a different pace and different physical abilities as well,” says Michelle Gibson, host of the show. Gibson, 52, and producer Stu McNish, both North Vancouver residents, got the idea for the show when visiting Gibson’s great-aunt on her 100th birthday. She had retired at age 65 along with her husband and expected to die within six years. “The projection going forward in 1909 was that nobody who was born in that year was going to live to see 2009. So here’s this woman who did and she’s not alone, so what happened?” says McNish. “Here we are now with this group of people who can live that long without a guidebook on ‘How do I make sure I can do that and have quality of life, and meaning and purpose?’” North of 49 follows guests who can serve as an inspiration to others and then asks experts to weigh in on their lifestyle. “As we started to explore possibilities the right people came,” says Gibson. “There are so many vibrant north of 49ers around and doing really cool things.” People like well-known local sports broadcaster Paul Carson, who opens up about his battle with pancreatic cancer. “Paul’s been a fixture in the community for many, many years,” says Gibson. “He’s faced a really big health problem and he’s overcoming it with such gusto and enthusiasm. They told him he’d have three months to live and he’s pushing a year now cause he just went after treatment and (had) a good attitude.” North Shore News editor Terry Peters will also be featured on an upcoming episode. Peters teaches CrossFit, an intense

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NORTH Vancouver resident Michelle Gibson interviews a guest on the new TV series North of 49. The show, which airs on Chek TV, explores how British Columbians in their fifties and older are leading meaningful lives. strength and conditioning program, five times a week in addition to painting and riding his motorcycle. “Terry’s kind of got it figured out — he’s got intense work, intense exercise, intense creative pursuits,” says Gibson, who will also be interviewing a sports medicine expert and a psychologist to talk about the benefits of fitness and art, respectively. Many North of 49ers have had the benefit of a good

education, finances and health, says Gibson. “They’re still full of life and energy so they’re saying ‘How do I reinvent myself to contribute to the community, to have fun, to be a good friend and family member and neighbour and also keep surprising myself and being excited about getting up every morning.’” North of 49 airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on Chek TV.

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Bras Across the Bridge: Virgin Radio will broadcast live from Capilano Suspension Bridge, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at 3735 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver. The station is asking the public to donate bras to be strung across the bridge and hope to beat last year’s total of seven times across the expanse. After the final tally, Virgin Radio will donate $1 from every bra collected (up to $5,000) to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Bras can be donated at Capilano Suspension Bridge, Ricky’s Restaurants, Current Fashions and Virgin Radio. Good Souls Gather Books at Capilano University: The United Way of the Lower Mainland’s annual book sale will come to Capilano University, Thursday, Oct. 28, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Birch Building Cafeteria, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Book donations are being accepted for various genres of books until the sale, which can be dropped off at one of the many bins located around the North Vancouver campus. See more page 26

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Jazz it up SAM Ellington, 10, and his mom Diane Lines invite the public to attend Jazz Vespers, a series of performances held Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver.

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gyle Ave., West Vancouver. Visitors are welcome. Info: www. carounphotoclub.com. Dare to be Heard, presented by the North Shore Writers Association, meets the first Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The association invites writers of all genres, fiction and non-fiction, to read their work in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and to listen to other writers share their work and talk about the writing process. Readers are invited to attend to get to know established and new local writers. Free for members and non-members by donation.

The Ambleside Orchestra of West Vancouver rehearses Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. in the Community Music Hall at West Vancouver Community Centre. All strings welcome. Info: David, 604-922-1035.

Deep Cove Ladies’ Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and last Wednesday of each month at Lions Garey Ham Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Sally Scott, 604-924-1923.

Caroun Photo Club: Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Ar-

The Dutch Koffieclub meets the third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon at the food court, Park Royal, south mall, West Vancouver. Meet new people and keep up your Dutch language or improve it. The club brings used Dutch magazines and books. Info: Henk, 604-987-4978 or Nel, 604-987-6879. A

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INDULGE in fall’s favourite flavour. See story PAGE 28

YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to EXCEPTIONAL CUISINE

Vedas: worth going out for

Bring a Date for Three Course Plates: Herons Restaurant is offering a dinner promotion for $48 until Oct. 31. The dinner includes a starter, entrée and dessert. You can pick three items from the entire menu inspired by the season. Herons is located in the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel at 900 Canada Place Way. Reservations: 604-6911881 or herons@fairmont. com.

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LIKE any true-blue foodie, I have no favourite cuisine, no favourite dish, no favourite restaurant. I love them all. It’s true though, that at different times I’m drawn to certain flavours and styles of food. Right now, I’m having a moment with South Asia. The region serves up brash and bold cuisine, with earthy meats and hearty vegetables mingled with robust spice combinations. It’s food that I’m wary of cooking at home; doing it well can take hours and includes roasting and grinding your own spices, not to mention cooking in the clay oven known as a tandoor. I prefer to let more practised hands prepare my Indian food, so you can imagine the thrill I felt upon learning of the opening of Vedas, The Indian Restaurant on West Third Street in North Vancouver. Owners Kapik Grover and Amrik Singh have plenty of experience in both service and the kitchen at Vancouver restaurants such as Maurya on West Broadway, and hope to introduce the North Shore to a few of their favourite dishes: fruit chaat, made with homemade dressing and spices; chicken lollipop (deepfried drumsticks); and a lamb curry made with rum. I tapped Shorty, my neighbour in the next cubicle, to head for Lower Lonsdale with me to sample Vedas for lunch. Let me preface this account by saying the parking situation in the strip mall that houses the restaurant is irritating. There is only space for vertical parking in front of the businesses, which also include Kyung Bok Palace restaurant and North Shore Bowl. Still, some drivers insist on parallel parking against the perimeter of the tiny lot, effectively blocking the legitimate spaces. When we left after lunch, I found myself boxed in: parked properly between a long (and shiny) Jag, and an equally See Come page 29

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Paris at Pastis: Bistro Pastis’ features menus inspired by Barbara-Jo McIntosh’s book Cooking for Me and Sometimes You, A Parisienne Romance. This week a charcuteriethemed menu is available until Oct. 24 for $45 for three courses. Bistro Pastis is also offering a special discount of 25 per cent off its wine list during the Paris at Pastis promotion. Upcoming Paris at Pastis Menus include: Oct. 26 - 31: Squash; Nov. 2 -7: Pear; Nov. 9 - 14: Mushroom. Bistro Pastis is located at 2153 West Fourth Ave., Vancouver. Call 604-731-5020 for information. The West Coast Chocolate Festival runs until Nov. 10. The Festival offers something for everyone with a unique and innovative collection of individual high calibre chocolate-themed events for all ages at various locations. For a complete calendar of events visit www.chocolatefestival.ca.

NEWS photos Paul McGrath

DAAB Chingri, prawn curry dished up in a hollowed-out coconut, is on the menu at Vedas The Indian Restaurant (top photo). Above, owners Kapik Grover, left, and Amrik Singh hope to introduce North Shore diners to some of their favourite traditional dishes.

Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes: The Arts Club Theatre Company will host the 10th anniversary of this fundraiser until Nov. 22. The event combines cooking instructions by renowned Vancouver chefs with wine at private homes around the city. Each three-hour class begins with a glass of bubbly followed by the creation of a three-course meal. Chefs will impart their culinary wisdom and treat guests to kitchen hints. Chefs for 2010 series are: Oct. 29, Lillooet Fox from Love That Chef; Nov. 1, Quang Dang from Diva at the Met; Nov. 10, Alain Rayé from La Relegadé; Nov. 16, Jeremie Bastien from Boneta and Nov. 22, Tina Fineza from Flying Tiger. Admission: $125. Tickets and info: 604687-5315, ext. 248 or www. artsclub.com. Black

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Pumpkin: fall’s signature flavour “There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.” - Linus van Pelt, Peanuts

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IT’S that time of year, when our thoughts turn to spherical, orange, perfectly spiced squash; we’re talking about pumpkin of course. Believed to be one of the first foods to be cultivated by North American natives, colonists discovered them after arriving in the New World. They put it to use in many incarnations: mashed, in stew, pumpkin beer — they even ate the pumpkin flowers. Late in the 17th century, cooked pumpkin found its way into a pie along with milk, eggs, and molasses. The dish was such a hit that in 1796 author Amelia Simmons included it in American Cookery, the first cookbook published by an American. Her pie included one quart of pumpkin, three pints of cream, nine beaten eggs, and lots of sugar and spices. Whatever its origin, the appearance of pumpkin in bins outside your grocery store, in pies and on menus is a sure sign of fall. Here are just a few of the way we love to enjoy this fall

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Come for lunch, linger over traditional dishes From page 27

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Rehabilitation Fundraiser: Throughout the month of November the Black Bear Pub at 1177 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver will donate a portion of money from each Black Bear Ale purchased towards bear cub rehabilitation at the Critter Care Wildlife Society. Undercover: On Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Shooting Stars invites value-driven wine lovers to taste over 80 wines, priced under $20 at this sixth annual event. This “blind” wine tasting takes place at Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St., Vancouver. All wines will be hidden throughout the tasting with patrons choosing their favourites via their palette rather than labels. During the last half hour the covers come off and all will be revealed. There will also be a

Though I am a fan of Indian buffets for lunch, you have a better chance of getting at least your main curry dish hot and fresh when your plate is made to order. We led with a starter. Dahi Wada is a plate of tiny lentil dumplings, deep-fried until puffed golden and feathery, draped thickly in tangy yogurt sauce, punctuated with sweet tamarind chutney. I could have tried all of them: veggie or chicken samosa, those chicken lollipops, crispy prawns, chicken kabobs, fire-roasted lamb or roasted paneer. Instead we moved on to the lunch menu ($9 to $11.50). Though it isn’t traditional, I like that you can choose to have your meal with mild, medium or hot spice. I skipped the ubiquitous butter chicken, intriguing mint chicken, and a couple of my favourite lamb dishes in favour of Dahi Halibut. The fish was poached in yogurt until succulent and

silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Shooting Stars Foundation in support of local direct service AIDS agencies. Admission: $37. Tickets: www. shootingstarsfoundation.org. Dish and Dazzle: On Monday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) will host this new fundraising event and cocktail competition at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Admission: $250. Funds raised will benefit the BCHF. Tickets and info: www.bchospitalityfoundation. com or contact Alan Sacks, 604-984-8649 or asacks@ bchospitalityfoundation.com. From Farm to Forks — A Harvest Kitchen Party will take place Monday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. at The Dirty Apron Cooking School, 540 Beatty St., Vancouver. Guests can enjoy canapés, cooking and cocktail-making demos and tastings from prominent local chefs, growers and mixologists, accompanied by B.C. beer and wine pairings. Proceeds from the event will support Growing

served in a soulful red curry sauce. I ladled it onto my rice, then scooped spoonfuls of that into naan bread and folded it for easy eating. After having an appetizer (at lunch!) I shouldn’t have managed more than a few mouthfuls, but I almost finished all of it. Shorty’s lamb kathi was equally inspired: a nutty stew of simmered lamb, cashew, ginger and garlic, wrapped into naan with lettuce and sided by a mélange of curried veggies, salad and rice. We washed it all back with masala chai, India’s delicately spiced tea, and readied for our return to work. There’s plenty more on this menu that I’m keen to try, but it will have to wait until my next visit. Our bill for lunch added up to $34.72 including HST. Vedas, The Indian Restaurant is located at 149 West Third St., North Vancouver. Call 604-973-0123 for information or take-out, or visit www. vedasindianrestaurant.com.

Chefs, a non-profit helping local chefs teach elementary students about growing, cooking and eating food. Admission: $140. Tickets and info: www.growingchefs.ca/ harvest-party/. Whole Hog Dinner: Refuel Restaurant & Bar announces a Whole Hog Dinner to be held Wednesday, Oct. 27. Chefs Ted Anderson and Robert Belcham will prepare a whole hog feast, designed to please the palate and connect diners to their food source. Guests will sit at communal tables and share in platters of nose to tail cuts of Sloping Hill Farm pork. There are three seatings available at 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 11 p.m. Tickets are $49. Call 604-288-7905 to reserve. 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: www.

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IT would be a mistake to call this new book by Jae Steele a vegan cookbook. While it does contain an extensive collection of delicious recipes, there is much more being offered. Steele is passionate about the food we eat but her enthusiasm goes far beyond

how to create wonderful tasting food. She wants to raise our awareness about what we eat, where it comes from and what we get from it. As a holistic nutritionist, Steele understands the benefits of a vegan diet and endorses it as a healthier choice. The first third of the book examines a variety of related issues, such as organic farming, buying local, growing your own vegetables, composting, being food aware and more. The rest of the book is devoted to a wide range of recipes that covers everything from soups to smoothies. Steele provides food for

thought in her suggestions on how to eat mindfully and with joy, how to end nutritional stress and the benefits of a shorter food chain that comes from eating local.

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CELEBRATIONS

Elsie Kulch North Shore resident Elsie Kulch was born on Oct. 17, 1930. She will be celebrating her 80th birthday with friends and family.

Jason Hafso and Jacqueline Lebel

The families of Jason Hafso and Jacqueline Lebel announce the couple’s engagment. The wedding is set for August, 2011.

Kye Mikkelsen and Kathleen Rogers

Ron and Pina Rogers are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kathleen Rogers to Kye Mikkelsen. The wedding is to take place in 2011.

Linda and Ron Anderson Linda and Ron Anderson will celebrate their 30th anniversary on Oct. 25. Their children Sara and Daniel and the family send their love and congratulations.

Ken and Una Wood Ken and Una Wood were married in Vancouver on Oct. 7, 1960. Their family and friends send love and congratulations on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Erika and Paul Hogan

Tony and Rosemary Lawrence

Erika and Paul Hogan were married in Calgary, Alta. on Oct. 7, 2000. The couple looks forward to raising their two young sons, Kohlton and Braeden, on the North Shore. Their family wishes them a happy 10th anniversary.

Tony and Rosemary Lawrence were married in the UK on Oct. 8, 1960. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Hawaii with their family. Congratulations!

Danielle and Elton Mey

Gary and Sandi Bellamy

Pat and Jack Little

Family and friends of Danielle (née Forster) and Elton Mey would like to wish them a happy 10th anniversary. The couple — who were married in Vancouver on Oct. 14, 2000 — are happy to raise their son in North Vancouver.

Married in West Vancouver on Sept. 29, 1990, longtime North Shore residents Gary and Sandi Bellamy celebrated their 20th anniversary in Palm Springs. Along with daughters Emma and Faith, the couple enjoys hiking and camping, which makes life on the North Shore ideal.

Pat and Jack Little were married in Newcastle, England on Oct. 23, 1965. The Lynn Valley residents are wished a happy 45th anniversary with love from their family.


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A32 - North Shore News - Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Port is bringing 2,000 square metres of park improvements to the North Shore. To make rail operations more efficient, Port Metro Vancouver and its partners are building a new rail bridge over Lynn Creek. And while they’re at it, they’re upgrading the nearby Harbourview Park to make it more enjoyable for everyone. The project represents a unique collaboration between government and industry to improve land in the community, while enabling growth in international trade.

The goal of the park improvements is to preserve and enhance the historical, recreational and natural resources of Harbourview Park. In other words, making a good park even better. Among the planned improvements are a revamped parking lot, a new lookout with a seating area, and the restoring of native tress and shrubs.

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The new rail bridge is important too. Rail is already considered the most fuel efficient method of transportation for bulk commodities. This project supports the use of longer trains, making rail operations even more efficient. A side benefit is, by accommodating longer trains, there will be less noise from having to break trains into smaller blocks of rail cars.

Stacked timber fence: This fence will provide a safety barrier between the river and the trail, while native seeding will help to redevelop the river’s edge.

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For the first time, visitors will be able to walk along the entire length of Lynn Creek.

Native plant restoration: Invasive plant species will be removed and replaced with native tree and shrub species. Any areas that have been disturbed will also be restored with native seeding.

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Perhaps the most exciting of the new additions to the park is the pedestrian walkway being built under the new rail bridge. The walkway will connect the trails in Harbourview Park to the rest of the Lynn Creek trail system, which means that for the first time, visitors will be able to walk along the entire length of Lynn Creek. That’s great news for dog walkers, joggers and anyone else who enjoys a stroll alongside the creek.

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Harbourview Park’s trail will be extended northwards so visitors can access the shores of Lynn Creek wherever possible.

To learn about the Port’s other community initiatives, visit port metrovancouver.com.

As a neighbour to 16 different municipalities, Port Metro Vancouver is committed to running operations responsibly and sustainably. Creating a new walkway in a newly improved Harbourview Park is just one of the ways the Port is giving back to the communities in which it operates.


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From page 26 at 604-926-3954. North Shore Chamber Orchestra meets Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Sutherland Secondary, 1860 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver and is looking for new string players. Info: squires@shaw.ca or 604988-6652. North Shore Chorus meets Wednesdays, 7:15-9:45 p.m. at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver, and is looking for new members. Info: 604-985-2559 or www.nschorus.com or audreyowen@shaw. ca. North Shore Historical Society: Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month (except July and August), 7 p.m., at the Community History Centre, 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. North Vancouver Newcomers’ Club welcomes singles and couples who are new to the community or have experienced change of status and are looking for a new social group with meetings the first Wednesday of the month as well as a variety of activities throughout the month. Info and details: Christine, 604980-5885. reVive Vocal Ensemble is expanding and inviting young women, 19 years and over, to join their group, which rehearses Wednesdays, 6:45-9 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. Info: Tiffany, 604-813-8433 or musicrevives@gmail.com. *Singing for Fun by the Sea: The first and third Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. A sing-along of well known songs with lyrics provided. Info: 604t922-0264. Soroptimist International of North and West Vancouver, a volunteer service organization for business and professional women, meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September to June, 7 p.m. Info and location: 604-980-0108 or sinorth.westvancouver@ soroptimist.net. Guests are welcome. SpeakerHub Toastmasters meets every Wednesday, 5:457:15 p.m. in the Education Centre at 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Guests are welcome. Info: Gordon at 604-986-3179 or gbl@ netsplash.ca. Weavers Square Dance Club: Plus Dancing every Wednesday, 7:30-10 p.m. at St. Martin’s Church Hall, 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. Info: Carole, 604-987-6115.

Bingo: Every Thursday, 6-10

p.m. at the North Shore Alano Club, 176 East Second St., North Vancouver. Info: 604987-4141. *Canadian Federation of University Women: The North Vancouver chapter of this national organization committed to improving women’s status and human rights meets on the second Thursday of every month, September to May, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-0138 or www.vcn.bc.ca/cfuwns/. Community Lunch: Come and enjoy lunch with other people in the neighbourhood, Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. Hosted by the Sharing Abundance Association at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges. Free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Info: www.st-andrewsunited.ca or 604-985-0709. Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12:30-3 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-987-7529.

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Duplicate Bridge: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 12:45-4 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $2. Info: 604-987-7529. EnglishClasses:Allarewelcome to basic and intermediate level classes, Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.noon, at 941 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Cost: Free. Information: 604-657-0908. Family of Origin Parenting: Westcoast Family Resources Society North Shore offers a free

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CHILDREN’S author Tina Powell reads to kids at Black Bond Books’ story time at Lynn Valley Centre, Oct. 2. The event featured an autograph session and free bookmarks and activity pages.

Dads’ Parenting: Westcoast Family Resources Society offers a free group on Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Call Stephen at 604417-3407 for information and venue.

Do you love your pet? Their fur, feathers, even scales delight us. The North Shore is a great spot for pet owners and we would like to provide a place to share your pet with the whole community.

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Harvest honey KATE Leuvekamp, 3, makes a Halloween mask during the Harvest Festival at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. The festival runs through the month of October, and features harvest decorations, live music, and special activities for the entire family on the upcoming Halloween weekend. For more information, visit www.capbridge. com.

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what’s going on From page 33 group on Thursday mornings. Call Nancy at 604-417-3406 for information, time and venue. Host Program Orientation: Make a newcomer feel more welcome in the community. Orientation sessions are the second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. at the North Shore Multicultural Society, 207-123 East 15th St., North Vancouver. To RSVP or for more information contact Virginia at 604-988-2931 or virginiac@ nsms.ca. Lions Gate Anglers: Freshwater and saltwater outings, seminars on fishing tackle and techniques, speakers, videos and social events are offered throughout the year. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month except July and August. Info: Ron at 604-929-4262. Mentoring Orientation: Learn how you can encourage and inspire someone in your profession to fulfill their potential. Meetings are the second Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the North

Shore Multicultural Society, 207-123 East 15th St. North Vancouver. To RSVP or for more information contact Rosy at 604 988 2931 or rosyj@nsms. ca. Mount Seymour United Church Thrift Shop is open every Thursday, 2-8 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www. mtseymourunited.com. Mount Seymour United Community Gospel Choir: Practices are held once a month at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. No experience is necessary and all voices are welcome. Info: 604-929-1336 or www.mtseymourunited.com. North Shore Needle Arts Guild meets the second Thursday of the month and offers instruction in all types of embroidery and beading at St. Martin’s Anglican Church hall in North Vancouver. New members are welcome. For more information call 604-922-4032. — Compiled by Pamela Stone and Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@nsnews.com.

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AMY Pankratz (left), Nicky Pratt, Peter Bond and Joe Arduini rehearse for the upcoming SMP Dramatic Society production of Fawlty Towers, written by John Cleese and Connie Booth, Oct. 21-23, 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Oct. 23 at St. Martins Church Hall, 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. For more information and tickets call 604-767-0665.

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NEIGHBOURHOODS Noteworthy neighbours

Community volunteers to be honoured

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REPRESENTATIVES of North Shore Neighbourhood House will recognize five outstanding North Shore residents and one collaborative community at the Heart of the Community Award celebration Oct. 21.

According to a written statement, executive director Don Rutherford said they are delighted to recognize good people doing good things. The recipients reflect the values of North Shore Neighbourhood House and recognizing them through the awards program is a small way to celebrate their contribution. City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto will present the Heart of Gold award to Ruth Kershaw for her tireless support and nourishment of the homeless in the community. Quayside Cohousing will be celebrated as a community collaborator with their innovative approach to community living demonstrating how strong communities are built. Carol McQuarrie, a founding member, will be on hand to accept the honour. Cheyenne Gardner has been named the Youth Rise Above award recipient for overcoming challenges with determination and compassion. Finally, the Welcoming Neighbour award will be given to: Shirley Harris for her long-term volunteer role with local organizations; Dean Bonozew who brings Christmas cheer to underprivileged families; and Mahin Khodobandheh, an advocate for newcomers to Canada for the North Shore. Send details, along with your contact information, for our regular Noteworthy Neighbours section to emcphee@nsnews.com.

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THIS 1937 view from Prospect Point shows the Princess Marguerite and the Princess Elaine passing through the First Narrows. Construction of the Lions Gate Bridge can be seen in the background at left. The First Narrows is one of thousands of places featured in Andrew Scott’s Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names. Attend a talk and book signing by Scott, Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., at the Community History Centre. Call to register, 604-990-3700, ext. 8016. Fee: $6. Info: www.northvanmuseum.ca.

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VANCOUVER Wednesday, November 17th | 7 to 9 p.m. Century Plaza Hotel, 1015 Burrard Street We want to talk with parents, family members, service providers, professionals and individuals on the spectrum to learn more about your needs in the Vancouver area, and find out how the Pacific Autism Centre Society (PACS) can help address those needs. What is the PAFC? This is a new parent and community-driven initiative, led by the not-for-profit PACS, to help all British Columbians affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other developmental disabilities.

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community bulletin board From page 26 fries and beer or wine. Tickets available at the door. Carson Graham Class Of 1980 will hold their 30th grad reunion, Saturday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m. at Mosquito Creek Bar & Grill in Westview shopping centre, North Vancouver. No spouses due to the small size of the venue and large grad class. Admission: $25. Info: 604-9287560 or dc4326@gmail.com. Disaster First Aid Level Two: A workshop, Saturday, Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at North Shore Emergency Management Office, 147 East 14th St., North

Vancouver. Learn how to use common household items such as tea towels and garbage bags to supplement regular first aid supplies in this non-certificate course. Fee: $20. Registration required: www.nsemo.org or 604-983-7440. Get Fit for Families: Equal Balance Fitness and Zazou Salon and Spa will host a benefit for North Shore Family Services, Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. at Lynn Valley Library Square, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. There will be a bootcamp class at 9 a.m. for a minimum donation of $5. Massages will be available by donation. There will also be raffles, draws and a kids’ craft table.

Pledge sheets can be found at www.equalbalancefitness.com. Michael Jackson Dance Event: Be a part of a worldwide simultaneous dance to honour Michael Jackson and bring Thriller to life around the globe, Saturday, Oct. 23, at Gleneagles Community Centre, 6262 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Learn the dance routine at 1 p.m. and then at 4 p.m. the simultaneous dance will take place. Fee: $15. Net proceeds will go to charity. Info: 604-921-2100. Hawaiian Ceremony: Open to all families of Hawaiian decent, featuring the raising of the tiki pole and other ceremonies, Sunday, Oct. 24 from 3 to 10 p.m. at Chief Joe Mathias Centre,

100 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver. There will be a potluck. Free. Info: queenaloha@shaw. ca. Author Reading: Join author Treasa O’Driscoll as she reads from her new book Celtic Woman: A Memoir of Life’s Poetic Journey, Monday, Oct. 25, 7-8:30 p.m. at Parkgate library, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Free. Registration: 604929-3727. — Compiled by Pamela Stone and Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@nsnews.com. For our online listings, go to www. nsnews.com scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.

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VI Roden (left), co-chairwoman of the Sinfonia Orchestra board, and Paige Freeborn, president of the orchestra, get ready for their upcoming fundraiser gala Masks, Music and Magic, Saturday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. at Mulgrave School, 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver. The orchestra will play alongside jazz musicians Monique and Michael Kreber. The event will also include cocktails, hors d’oeuvre and a silent auction. For tickets, $90, call 778-786-3208 or email info@sinfonia.ca. Dress code is evening attire.

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THE Capilano Blues soccer teams close out the BCCAA regular season with their final home games of the year this weekend and both the men and women are facing battles with big playoff implications.

NORTH SHORE SCORES BCCAA SOCCER Oct. 16-17 WOMEN Capilano - 4 Douglas - 2 Capilano - 0 Kwantlen - 3 MEN Capilano - 0 Douglas - 3 Capilano - 2 Kwantlen - 0 B.C. RUGBY Oct. 16 ELITE MEN Abbotsford - 50 Capilano - 22 DIV. 1 MEN Abbotsford - 22 Capilano - 41

CAPILANO University is offering a sports smorgasbord this weekend with three of the school’s teams in action at home.

The men have clinched a spot in the provincial championships and this weekend they’ll be looking to lock up second place in their conference to improve their path to the title. The women, however, still have some work to do to book their ticket to the BCCAA championships hosted by Kwantlen Oct. 2931. With three playoff spots per conference, the Capilano women sit in third with 10 points while Squamish’s Quest University is in fourth with five points. One win or tie in two games would wrap it up for Capilano, as would one loss or tie for Quest. But it’s no sure thing. On Saturday Capilano hosts first-place Vancouver Island University, undefeated NEWS photo Cindy Goodman in league play, while Quest travels to second-place Langara. CAPILANO’S Elise Horton (left) chases down a ball in a game against UBC Okanagan If Quest wins and Capilano earlier this season. The Blues finish the regular season at home against VIU and loses on Saturday, Sunday’s Quest this weekend and are looking to lock up a playoff spot. Search the photo regular season finale takes on a galleries at www.nsnews.com for more pics from this rain-sodden matchup. whole new meaning: Capilano vs. Quest with the winner going to playoffs and the loser going home. Capilano head coach Doug Abercrombie is hoping it won’t come to that. “There’s no way I want to be playing Sunday with everything on the line,” he said, adding that at least the Blues control their own destiny. “We do have it in our hands. That’s always what you want.” The Blues are in this fight for the final playoff spot because of a horrible start to the season, said Abercrombie. Fielding a lineup of 12 rookies and only three third-year players, the Blues sputtered to a record of one tie and three losses in their first four games. Since then they are 3-2 but it’s been an uphill battle all the way. “If we’d started off properly we probably would be trying for second place or even first place,” said Abercrombie, adding that it’s always tough to get rookie players tuned in to what it takes to succeed in a league with such a short schedule. “You can’t tell them enough how important every single game is until they’ve been through it once. All those 12 rookies, if they came back next year they would all understand — the first game is as important as the last game.” One veteran player who knows what it takes is Sutherland grad Faith Williams, a third year defender who controls the centre of the back line while also adding to the attack — her three goals are tied for the team lead. NEWS photo Paul McGrath “Faith Williams has just been outstanding all year long,” said Abercrombie. “She’s doing an outstanding job defending and CAPILANO’S Adam Staschuk (left) takes to the air against Langara earlier this year. The Cap men are See Blues page 41 battling for second place.

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While the soccer teams make their home-game swansongs (see story at left), the Blues badminton and golf teams are also taking centre stage as Capilano hosts the BCCAA’s final golf tournament and first badminton tournament of the year. Capilano’s golf team, now in its third year of play since being resurrected in 2008, will play host to the rest of the province Saturday and Sunday at the Seymour Golf and Country Club. The college golf season is a little unique in that the teams are playing one final event even though the national championships were held last weekend in Kamloops. At nationals the Blues finished 15th out of 18 teams. Four North Shore golfers — Matt Steger, Kyle Moody, Ryan O’Keeffe, Kyle Roszman — teamed with Edmonton’s David McGlone to post a three-round cumulative total of 943 (the high score for each round is dropped). Ontario’s Humber College took the win with a total of 848, 38 shots better than the University of Fraser Valley in second place. Steger, a St. Thomas Aquinas grad, was the top individual finisher for Capilano, shooting rounds of 79, 75 and 76 to finish in a tie for 40th place with a threeround total of 240. Earlier this year the Blues posted their best-ever tournament finish at a UFVhosted event, placing second with Moody, an Argyle grad, finishing third overall for the tournament. Last season McGlone became the first Blues player to win a tournament. This weekend Capilano will hope to capitalize on their home course advantage — they hold their practices at Seymour and the club’s head pro, Dale Schienbein, is the See Golfers page 41

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Name: Victor Sun School: Handsworth Grade: 12 Sport: football Position: running back Coach: Jay Prepchuk

The scoop: Nell, in her fifth year of field hockey at Rockridge, has shown a desire and determination to work on and improve her defensive skills throughout her time at the school. She was named an all-star honorable mention last year and has stepped her game up even more this year. Her coach says she has a strong command of where to be on the field and her positional play, vocal leadership, commitment and enthusiasm on defense make her a valuable asset for the team.

The scoop: Victor, in his fifth year of football at Handsworth, played running back for the first time this year and the results have been exceptional. In back-to-back league games Victor racked up more than 200 rushing yards, including 18 carries for 219 yards and three touchdowns in a 29-6 win over Pitt Meadows. Sun is also a starting linebacker and kick returner. His coach says he is a very coachable, hard working senior player.

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MATURE WOMAN wanting full time work with car.Call 604-985-7235 or 604-817-9779 PRIVATE DUTY RN experienced in home care, palliative care, avail for days or evening shifts. 604-986-2931 * 778-868-1767

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


Wednesday, October 20, 2010 – North Shore News – A43

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Education

Tutoring Services

PROFESSIONAL MATH TUTOR Over 15 yrs exp K-12. Excellent Results. Shiva 604-729-5744

Get 14 WorkPlace Certificates in 12 Days! Save Thousands. Start Today. www.dgscanada.ca 604-888-3008 LOVE ANIMALS? Love a career as an Animal Health Technologist. On-campus working farm. Small town environment. 2-year diploma program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview, Alberta. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION is rated #2 for at-home jobs. Train from home with the only industry approved school in Canada. Contact CanScribe today! 1-800-466-1535. www.canscribe.com. info@canscribe.com TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Hands-on training for street, offroad, dual sport bikes. Write 1st year apprenticeship exam. 1-888-999-7882 www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview

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Tutoring Services

TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100 ajonescox@tutordoctor.com www.tutordoctor.com

2005

Antiques

ANTIQUE DINING table, 6 chairs & hutch, antique Welsh dresser. Queen Anne chairs, 4 seater sofa & other items 604-839-3863

2010

Appliances

12 CUBIC Fridgidaire UPRIGHT freezer , 6yrs old, $125. U Pick Up! 604-921-6850

ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS

1825 Lonsdale Ave

604-987-7330

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For Sale Miscellaneous

CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591. DINING TABLE & 6 chairs, only 6 mths old $500, cost $725. Other items avail 604-925-0012 **HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348. MOVING OUT OF COUNTRYFurniture, New big sc TV, complete dining & sitting room and br furn. Some tools, s/s barbecue... All must go! 604-961-0987 Titlelist, T-made, Adams, Ping API’s, R9135, blacks, G-15’s, all 2010. All must go. 604-986-9390. Also 10’ kayak, all gear $250 TRANSPORT WHEEL chair, w/2 cushions $250; Dolomite walker, w/basket $250; Invacare bath w/bench $100; 604-922-2572

CHILDREN 3015

Childcare Available

★ BOOK NOW!★ An overseas live-in Nanny for 2010 placement. 604-682-4688 Exp. with excellent refs. avail mornings Mon to Fri., flex. 1st aid cert. Melissa 604-980-7063

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Daycare Centres

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

For Sale Miscellaneous

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KITCHEN CABS, 15 x 10ft, $650; fridge sub zero, micro & dw $650, good cond. 604-999-9695 MATTRESS/BOXSPRING, SINGLE Beautyrest, exc ond. $150. call 604-922-7468.

FOODSAFE 1 Day Courses #1 in BC • $62 • 604-272-7213 www.advance-education.com FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES Guaranteed best value! Six Metro Vancouver Locations: Vancouver • Burnaby • Surrey • Richmond • Coquitlam • Maple Ridge All our Instructors are also working local Health Inspectors! Classes held each week & weekend! Course materials available in 6 languages. Same-day Certification. Visit our website at www.foodsafe-courses.com or call 604-272-7213 ADVANCE Hospitality Education – B.C.’s #1 Choice for Foodsafe & WorldHost Training.

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Fuel

A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Pick up or delivered. Rod 604-985-7193

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Furniture

MOVING SALE! Must sell! bdrm & dining room suite, living room furn. sofa bed, 604-612-4249 Q/S MATTRESS/BOXPRING & frame, Sealy Posturpedic. exc cond, $125. call 604-929-4911 SOFA/LOVESEAT $250, extra clean no bed bugs, 4 dwr dresser nite tbl IKEA $100 604-985-9443 SOLID ROSEWOOD coffee tables, 2 end tables, large sofa, oak ent centre, oak pedastel table 4/chair exc. cond. 604-929-5061

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Garage Sale West Vancouver

91 - Gleneagles Community Centre Garage Sale Sat Oct 23rd, .. 9am-1pm Free Admission Over 40 Tables of Treasures. 6262 Marine Drive, West Van ★ 604-921-2100 ★ Table Rental $30

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Lumber/Building Supplies

BUILDING SALE... “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES!” 25X30 $4,577. 30X40 $6,990. 32X60 $10,800. 32X80 $16,900. 35X60 $12,990. 40X70 $13,500. 40X100 $23,800. 46X140 $35,600. OTHERS. Ends optional. Pioneer MANUFACTURERS DIRECT 1-800-668-5422. NEW NORWOOD SAWMILLS LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cyclesawing increases efficiency up to 40%. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT - FREE Information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT

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Musical Instruments

DIGITAL KORG Piano, 88 keys model EC150 piano, with bench, paid $2060, receipt, as new $900, 604-913-2173

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Recycler

1 STROLLER, 2 exer saucers, good condition. U Pick Up! 604-833-7745

FEATURED EMPLOYMENT Your experience begins at Expedia CruiseShipCenters.

7 FT HARD PLASTIC plastic row boat with oars. U PICK UP. Call 604-980-1801 9 DRAWER dresser, kitchen table/5 chairs. good condition, free for pick up. call 604-925-4208 COUCH, DARK green, earthy tones, 3 seater, good cond. free for pick up. call 604-987-5272 INGLIS washer & dryer, excellent condition. Energuide. Free for pick up. call 604-985-4208 LOVE SEAT & chair, dark brown speckled fabric. Free you pick-up. 604-986-9869 SOFA BED. Good condition. Free You pick-up 604-988-0697

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Wanted to Buy

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604.926.0029

Furniture

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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT

Preschools/ Kindergarten

Mamalina’s Montessori

Preschool & Child Care Centre 4317 Gallant Ave., Deep Cove Music, Spanish & French incld. A.M./P.M. Classes, Kindercare Call for more info

604-924-1253

MUMS MONTESSORI

Academic Programs, Yoga, Cooking, Daily French, Music Before & After School 5 - 12 years 530 East 12th St, North Van

Saturday October23rd, 18th, 11am 11 am -- 65pm pm Saturday October Sunday October 19th, 10 am - 4pm

604-986-1016

Even Kids Have Stress A child’s stress is expressed in a variety of ways – tummy aches, fears, sleep disturbances, and grumpiness – to name a few. Help young ones to deal with stress before those symptoms appear: • Balance their lives by reducing commitments. An over-scheduled child is a stressed child • Increase their daily physical activity with simple activities like walking • Let them develop an enjoyable creative outlet of their choice • Build their skills – teach them yoga or meditation techniques • Be a good role model of healthy coping skills • Encourage laughter • Give them the opportunity to express their feelings without being judged. Find out what’s really bothering them • Make sure they are eating healthy food and getting enough sleep • Help them accept their mistakes and move on • Teach them to manage their time, balancing exposure to video games, TV and computer activities.

Information provided by: North Shore Child Care Resource Program, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society: 604-985-7138

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It’s a place we create and share with people who care about us. Open your home to an adult with a physical or mental disability and experience the many rewards that come with home sharing. Contact us today to see how we can match your lifestyle and financial goals with a disabled adult that simply needs a place to call home.

www.openyourhome.ca or call Liz at 604.584.9572


A44 – North Shore News – Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Horses

2 NICE 3YR Reg. TB mares, moving CHEAP. $650. obo, 1-604-626-5617 *604-820-4554

3507

Cats

RAGDOLL & Russian Blue Kittens, raised underfoot & post trained. $250 up. 604-581-2544

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Homecare Available

ABSOLUTE CARE SERVICES ★ Professionally screened Nannies & Caregivers. ★ Full & part time available

604-983-8407

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

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604-724-7652

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FREE TO TRY. LOVE * MONEY * LIFE. #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 $3.19 min. 18+ 1-900-783-3800

Dogs

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $350+. 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com BOXERS, CKC reg. show champion lines, 9 flashy brindle males, 2 reverse, chip, wormed & shots, ready Nov 12. 604-987-0020 GOLDEN RETRIVER pups & Golden Doodle pups, book now $650 & $850.. 1-250-674-0091

BLACK LAB puppies, males & females, very cute, ready to go $450 604-793-9369

Business Services

5017

GET RESULTS! Post a classified in a few easy clicks. Choose your province or all across Canada. Best value. Pay a fraction of the cost compared to booking individual areas. www.communityclassifieds.ca or 1-866-669-9222.

5020

Computer/ Internet

Onsite Computer Repair FREE ESTIMATES Visa & M/card Call Chris 604-613-8738

Financial Services

5035

FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

SHIH TZU. 12 week old male. First shots. Very friendly. Cute & so adorable! $550. 778-394-6666

YORKIE OR Yorkie X Maltese Toy size, local, 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

Metaphysical

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-38

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

West Vancouver

PENTHOUSE 2 BR, 2 bath, Argyle Ave. over 400sf sundeck, spacious, room for pool table, spectular water & mountain views, 3 storage lockers, 2 parking. Steps to Seawalk. Reduced to: $1,050,000. Peter Birrell Re/Max 604-250-3301

6008-22

North Vancouver

705-121 W. 16th, North Vancouver

Legal Services

DIAL-A-LAW OFFERS general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); www.dialalaw.org (audio available). LAWYER REFERRAL Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604-687-3221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM).

Legal/Public Notices

5505

NOTICE IS given to Francois Ravidat, that the bed, couch, table, chairs, of the abandoned property #204-1320 Chesterfield Ave., North Van, B.C. will be disposed of after 30 days. Christine Edwards, #204 1320 Chesterfield Ave., N. Van, B.C.

7005

Body Work

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Personals

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

1 & 2 & 3 br large bright, Central Lonsdale $850 & up, newly updated. Immed. 604-720-2913

Lily’s Relaxation Centre

1 BR Avail Nov 1, 140 E 15th St. on bus route, np, $950+utils 604-618-9259, 604-988-1956

Nice Oriental Massage

604-986-8650

2 br $1160.. avail Nov 1. Heat & hw, no pet, no smoking, 130 W 5th St. 604-987-2761

1050 Marine Dr., North Van (by McKay) parking at rear

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604-985-4969

7015

Escort Services

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

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162 VICTORY SHIP Way @The Pier: Brand New. Stunning view, 7 appl, air/cond,1 br $1550; 2 br $2700 Anson Rlty 604-671-7263 2 BR. 1 & 2 bath, avail now or Nov 1. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, Please call 778-554-0537 2 BR, $1150-$1225, central Lonsdale panoramic view, balc. heat, cable, Nov 1-15, ns, np, 913-6727 2 BR, 2 ba, view, VISTA PLACE $1900/mth incls FREE digital TV, 88 channels & hi spd internet for 12 mths 604-904-0490 2 BR avail now, 831 sq ft, $1450 incls h/w, heat, prkg. Close to Seabus, Quay 604-308-1361 2 br bright, central Lonsdale, parking available, heat, cable & hot water, cat ok 604-988-1346 2 BR corner unit, bright, spacious, hardwood, new reno, central Lonsdale, ns, np, avail Nov 1, $1136 & $1178, 604-904-7545 2 BR, Nr Cap Univ. very spacious, incld heat & hw, 1 prkg, immed, ns, np, $1350, 604-921-4384 3 BR, 120 West 19 Nov 1. approx 1200sf, hardwood, heat/hw incl, 1 yr lease, np $1900. 604-687-1686 326 WEST 1st St. 1 bdrm $775 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916 ★ A QUIET BUILDING★ 1Br. top (3rd flr.) north east corner approx 650sf. avail Nov 1. $935. Carpets, drapes, heat, hw. Gated prkg avail. ★ No dogs ★1 cat ok ★ Pet Policy ★604-986-7745★ Bach, newer reno, $700incls central Lonsdale, incl hw, prkg, hardwood, ns, np. 604-988-5501 Beautiful Large Suites 1 br $925: 2 Bdrms from $1310. Avail now or Nov 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-986-3866

Beautiful Views

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-04

Burnaby

6008

Sun Oct 24th, 2-4pm 3337 Ganymede Dr, Bby N, 3 lvl T/H, 3BR + rec rm, quick sale, $295K Mala @ Sutton 604-710-9030

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

Sat Oct 23rd, 2-4pm 8655 159 St, 3 lvl T/H just 3 yrs old, 3BR, 3ba, nr amens, quick sale, $335K Mala @ Sutton 604-710-9030

6030

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RENTALS

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

Relaxation Massage Special Rates

Legal/Public Notices

Beer & Wine Brewery, $139,000 great hrs. income & lots of potential, N Van. 17 yrs in bus. Sutton tonyfakhari.com 604-618-0224

6008

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+).

1500 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver CALL 778-340-3888

LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICE BE IT WITNESSED AND NOTICE: For the [Coast-Salish) people for the [Coast-Salish-nation) are private people, we are the holders of our culture, language and sacred lands for the [Coast-Salish-nation]. FURTHER TAKE NOTICE: for the Treverdaren.: Armstrong. of the [Coast-Salish-nation) is with the copyright claim of the TRADE-MARK/TRADE-NAME TREVER DAREN ARMSTRONG©™. For the Trever-daren.: Armstrong. is with the claim of the Secured Party by the Certified Trade/Security Agreement NO.CTSATDA08072010, Commercial Security Agreement No.CSATDA07081968, State of CANADA Postal Registry No.RW446488016CA, Personal Property Security Registry Base Registration No.793514F and Uniform Commercial Code Filing No.2010086541. For any name resembling this TRADE-MARK/TRADENAME TREVER DAREN ARMSTRONG©™ in any form with-in any derivation thereof REMAINS THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE. For the PERMANENT-LEGALNOTICE, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED AND CANNOT BE REPRODUCED BY ANY MEANS WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT. For the Treverdaren.: Armstrong. is with this Right of Claim by the authority of the Treverdaren.: Armstrong. of the [Coast-Salish-nation). Any infringement of the TRADE-MARK/TRADE-NAME will Constitute A Bill of Exchange in the amount of Five Hundred Thousand (500,000.00) functional currency of the united states of America for each use of 'it' plus triple damages, punitive damages and fees. By the authority for the Armstrong-family-clan. ALL INQUIRIES/CONCERNS by writing: [:Trever-daren.: Armstrong.] [:Coast-Salish-nation.) C/o[75532 - 3034 Edgemont Blvd, [North Vancouver], [British Columbia] sic.

6007

Personals

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7010

Bring this ad in for an additional 10 minute FREE MASSAGE

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REAL ESTATE 6008

Business Opps/ Franchises

Lots & Acreage

BUILDING LOT, New West. 33’ x 130’. $75,000 in services paid! No HST! 4,240 total sq. feet. Priced to sell! $321,000. 604-726-0677

Recreation Property

VANCOUVER ISLAND CABIN FOR SALE

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

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

concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

North Vancouver

Real Estate

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$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $99,900 597-8361 id4714 Harrison Hot Springs immaculate 1650sf 3br, 2ba rancher $389K 604-796-3531 id5222 Langley parklike acreage w/2 homes, 1 with suite, barn, $1,495,000 857-9093 id5238 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $420Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Poco immaculate 1790sf 3br 2.5ba end unit tnhome $424,900 778-554-2263 id5241 Sry Sullivan Mews ground lvl 1200sf 2br 2ba tnhse, 55+complex $220K 834-6935 id5136 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $479,900 778-549-2056 id5198

604-985-2926

CENTRAL LONSDALE, bright corner 1 br, d/w, Nov 1. $985. 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net DELBROOK GARDENS 2 BR $1540 Wdays 604-990-2971 Weekends 604-985-2876 EXEC SPECIAL Deep Cove 2 BR & den, exc view, 2 baths, inste ldry, $1650. n/p, 604-929-2435 KENMORE MANOR 140 East 17th St. A bright 1 bdrm Available. Heat & h/w incl. N/S, No Pets. 604-980-4554 LE CHATEAU, 1110 E 27th, Lynn Valley 1, 2 & 3 Br large starting @ $950. np, ns, 604-980-9219

Dreaming of a New Home?

MARK LOMA APTS - 144 E. 19th St. - 2 bdrm $1350 Weekdays 604-990-2971 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 4 BR avail Nov 1. 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca THE OXFORD - 165 East 6th St. 1 BR, corner ste, 3rd flr, Heat & h/w incl. Gated prkg. Sorry no pets. n/s. Nov 1. 604-987-5844

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road. 1 BR - Starting at $995

Modern 2 bdrm, 2 bath. View! 535K. Photos & info at www.JuliaBerry.ca Call Julia to view: 604.988.8000 $

Turn-key Vacation Property, 2 br, 1 bath, 730 sq.ft. $239,000.

778-835-8339 info@cabinbythesea.ca

Check the Real estate section.

To advertise call 604-630-3300

Avail now. South facing. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls.

Call 604-986-3356

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield Rd. NV 2 bdrm $1280 No pets. Call 604-

990-2971 or Wkends 778-340-7406

TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield Rd. NV –2 bdrm $1375. No Pets. Wkdays 990-2971/Wkends 778-340-7406 VICTORIA PARK PLACE 615 St. Georges Ave @ E 6th St. 1 BR avail, bright, clean quiet bldg, n/p, n/s 604-980-9057 VIEW STUDIO updated, incl heat/ h/water, hydro, prkg, storage, i/d pool $950 Nov 1. 604-724-3202

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

1 & 2 BR, 2109 Bellevue. hardwood, hw heat incl’d, Nov 1, np, $1000 & $1500, 604-986-1294 1 BDRM $1400, great location in heart of Ambleside. n/s, no pets. Available Nov. 1st . 604-926-1010 Bonavista Mgt.

1 BR +den, new, spacious, wd, dw, ug prkg, storage, $1700. ns, now/Nov. 1, 778-968-0815 Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach avail now, 1 & 2 BR avail Dec 1. pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave. 604-926-6287

1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA 2 BR - Avail Nov 1 Fully Renovated, granite countertops, Breathtaking Mnt & partial ocean view, new appls, d/w, new kitchen & bath rm cabinets, 2 balc, 1.5 baths, HW floors, Walk to shops & restaurants. Steps from Seawall, transit & beaches. Sorry, no pets. 1 year lease. Call 604-922-4724 to view.

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

BAYVIEW APTS

1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br Move-in Bonus, Fitness rm, out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall, 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322

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

THE IONA 1370 Clyde Avenue Available November 1st

Near Ambleside beach, restaurants, shops, amenities and transit. Bright & Spac. 2 BR apts., breathtaking ocean view. Newly Reno’d, h/w flrs., granite countertops and new cabinets. Prof managed, 24 hr. laundry facility, prkg. avail. Incls heat & hot water. Sorry no pets. 1 year lease.

Call Resident Manager to View

(604) 922-4724 rentersguide.com


RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

Houses - Rent

West Van Apt. Rentals

WATERFRONT LUXURY The Pink Palace on the Seawall 2 & 3 br, 2 bath spacious Indoor/outdoor pools. Fitness centre & billiard room, small pets allowed, no smoking 2222 Bellevue Ave. To view: 604-926-0627 WHITEHALL APT’S - 1640 Esquimalt Ave - 1 BR $970 M-F

604-990-2971 wkends 985-2876

Westwind Apartments

1 bedroom apt Nice ocean view cat friendly Great West Van location

604-913-0734

WHITEHALL APT’S1640 Esquimalt. 2 bdrm $1400, Weekdays 604-562-7097 Weekends 604-985-2876

6515

6540

Duplexes - Rent

567 WEST 28th ST.

Very compact 2 bedroom, 4 appliances. Nice residential area. Avail. Nov 1. N/S. $1395. Lease & perfect refs a must. Al Dodimead, ACD Realty 604 521-0311

Furnished Accommodation

1 BR, self contained fully furn, lower Lonsdale, incl phone, utils cable/net fp, prkg, now, $500/wk or $1500/mo 604-986-6253 5 BR+. Upper Brit. Prop, spectac 180° view, large decks, pool, gym hottub, fully furnished $6800 neg 604-913-1115.778-926-7711

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, long term. 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com BACH SUITE i/net included, n/p, n/s, Nov 1. $720 for 1, $950 for 2 W. 23rd area. 778-317-5227 Grand Manor Guest House/ Apt Furn. rooms/suites/apartments daily weekly monthy rates, ns, np, grandmanor.net 604-812-2715 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com WATERFRONT 1BR, HOT TUB Nov to March in Deep Cove Only 25 min to Downtown Van www.lockehaven.ca/winter $1995

6525

Garages

CAR STORAGE Central Lonsdale, $150/mth, avail now. Safe & well lit. 604-987-2691

MOVING?

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45 1490 Mathers Av view 5br, 2 bath new laminate flr., 3000sf, huge living rm, lease ns np $2950, now, Eric 604-723-7368 Prop Mngt 2 BDRM COZY COTTAGE with bsmt, Gleneagles, West Van, f/p, $1990, Immed. 604-925-1728 3 BDRM+DEN, Beautiful Rancher, 2 Bath. Cul-De-Sac. Mt. Symr Prkwy. Avail Dec 1st. $2600/Mth. Call Ryan @604-925-9326. 3br+den Caulfeild Vlge 2.5bath, quiet, garage, cul-de-sac, $3500+ np, Lighthouse 604-551-1409 4 BR, 2bath, 20 St. W. Van. large bsmt, character, rec. reno’s, deck view, garage, large corner, ns, np Nov 1, $3000, 1-604-485-5598 4BR UPSCALE house 2 bath Upper Lonsdale $3300 +util, Nov 1, ns np 604-644-7804

5 BR, 2 bath, all reno, new appls & LCD tvs, lease, beautiful fenced garden, central Lonsdale, ns, np, refs, $3400, now, 604-988-5969

North Vancouver

1 BR in spacious home for n/s female, internet, w/d, $495, bath enste $595 incl. 604-980-2106 1 ROOM, male pref. nr Save-on/ Marine Dr. w/d, Nov 1, $500, 604-988-0624 or 778-688-4846 DINNER, prep/clean up & maintain kitchen for International students, exchange for furn’d room in beautiful heritage home. Suit mature individual/couple. 987-6566 jk6578@msn.com MID LONSDALE, furn br, private home, wd, cable, utils incl. $470 suits n/s male, np 604-980-8012 ROOM MATE to share 2 bdrm ste, shared laundry, near shops, bus, NOW, $500, 604-929-9667

6600

AVAIL NOW! Lower Lonsdale storage space, 600sf, electricity $450, also 900sf. with large loading doors, high ceilings, lane access. $900. 604-983-9493

6602

5 BR 3 bath British Prop. home, like new home,1/2 acre lot, Nov 15, $5000. Audry 778-986-6229 6 BR 3 up 3 down inlaw- suite, 2 bath, 2322sf Lonsdale/29, renod, ns, np $2300+utils, 604-988-4692 890 Wildwood lane, West Van. 5BR 3 bath, lrg lot & deck, nw flrs, paint & appl $3100 604-813-9838

CENTINEL HILL, updated 4br 2 bath, 2 kitch, 2 fp, hw, $3400 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net DEEP COVE water view 1 BR f/p, hardwood flrs, patio, shed, lrg lot, quiet area $1450. 604-929-5191 DEEP COVE waterfront, cozy 2 Br+den, priv. fp, prof couple, np, ns Nov $2100+util, 604-929-4773

Suites/Partial Houses

WEST VAN, Caulfeild: 5 BR, 3000sf, 2.5 baths, gas f/p, carport, lots of prkg, lrg sundeck with great view, nr schl/bus, $2900/mo + utils, avail Now , 778-688-2594

6565

Office/Retail Rent

# 104-814 W. 15th @Fell Hot Spot! Fab Showroom. Offices ground floor, 2 pkg 960’ hi ceiling, a/c. $1995 www.manderrealestate.com Royal LePage Diana MARINE & CAPILANO Private office in full office space. Call for details: 604-220-0505 WEST VAN - RETAIL Marine Dr - sunny side Ambleside stores. 604-836-2494

1 BR, $875 Lynn Valley, nr bus, suits 1 Only prkg, garden entry, fp, ns, np, Nov 1, 604-988-3392 1 BR Deep Cove VIEW DECK new reno above grd, $850+% util ns np Avail now 604-929-2435

1 BR + DEN bright spacious bsmt suite, w/d, ns, Grouse Woods nr bus, $1100, Now 604-924-9910

1 BR + DEN spacious, bsmt suite, gas f/p, w/d, n/p, n/s, $1080. Avail now. Northlands 604-924-9910

2 BR bsmt, bright, wd, dw, ns, Ambleside, Park Royal, Bus, Cat OK, $1295incl utils 778-848-2747

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

2 ROOM ste, 1 br, priv ent, full bath, fridge, ldry, priv home, prkg, ns, np, $625.Now 778-865-7455 3 BR, 2 bath, lwr Pemberton, new reno, 1500sf, ns np $1500 + 50% utils. Now, Nina 604-925-8824

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9105

Auto Miscellaneous

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3 BR 2.5 bath, 5 appl, 2 patios, o/d pool/gym, nr bus shops, n/p, $1850. Karen 604-988-6151

Noma 728 W.14th St, 908-7368. 3 level, 3 BR, 2.5 baths, 2 prkg, roof deck, lease, $2250. TWIN LAKES ESTATES newly renovated, repiped, spacious 3bdrm townhomes, avail Oct/Nov. You will enjoy the finest townhomes set in a 10 acre park, with 2 lakes, and open area to relax, in a quiet setting, fresh air and a running creek. Short drive to Lonsdale shopping and schools. 2.5 baths, nook , computer room, modern kitchen and appliances, w/d, f/p, $2200 ($2,250 with pet), heat, h/water, cable, 2 prkg stalls included. Please call 604-988-1838

6615

Wanted To Rent

2 OR 3 Br independant ste or house for rent asap. 3 tennants, responsible, employed, $1200/mo max. Near transit. Please call after 5 604-818-5191

2 BR grd lvl, bright, recent reno, share w/d, n.s, n/p Grd Blvd ref’s, $1275 incl Immed 604-340-5116

RETIRED BUS Driver & wife with small mature dog want to rent 1 br on North Shore 778-867-6482

2 BR Queensbury bsmt suite. Sep. w/d, d/w, f/p huge stor. room. pet ok, $1400. 604-562-5818

2 BR suite, large, 1100sf, newly decorated, fp, NS. cls to schools, small pet ok, off St. prkg for 2 cars, Upper Lynn Valley. Nov 1, $1250 + 1/3 utils. 604-924-4864

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

Warehouse, dressy Offices! Light Industrial, a/c, Grade Loading, 14’ ceilings. Work stations improvements $2495 www.manderrealestate.com

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2002 CHEV Malibu, 4 dr, exc cond, 109,000 km, lady driven, all records $3000. 604-809-7907

Fun By The Numbers

3 BR, 1.5bath, wd hook up only Lynn Valley, no cats no dogs, $1400 incl basic cable, not utils. call Lee Anne604-984-6331

MOVE IN ALLOWANCE 3 BR’S, 5 appls, 1.5 bath, Avail, 1 year lease, NP/NS. Rent starts at $1675. For viewing call 604-986-0511

1999 CHRYSLER Neon, auto, aircared, 170 K, $4000 spent on it. $2150 obo. 604-946-2885

SUDOKU

Townhouses Rent

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6605

9125

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309.

NEW 2 bdrm bsmt ste, inste ldry, lrg, micro, d/w, patio, n/p, n/s, Immed. $1500+util604-802-1242

2 BR + den, 2 ba bright bsmt ste, w/d, master w/ensuite, ample prkg, Central Lonsdale, nr bus/ seabus $1650+util 604-617-3196

3 Lines 3 Times Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM g/l bsmt ste. Windsor Park, nr bus, incl util & cable, shared laundry, n/s, no pets, $825, Call 604-612-7146

2 BDRM, 900sf, Dundarave, shrd w/d, h/w flrs, N/S, Nov 1, $1000 + % utils/cbl. Refs, 604-925-9030 LYNN VALLEY updated 4 BR, 2 bath, 2 fp, large yard $2500. 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

6602

AUTOMOTIVE

2 BDRM, $1600, w/d, dw, lrg. yard, some pets ok. Near CapU & InterRiver Parks-604-250-2724

Storage

1 BDR, bright, own entry, new renos, w/d, n/s, n/p, wifi/utils inc., $900, avail Now. 604-990-1003

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2010 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GL V6, AWD, pwr group, a/c, black on grey $26,900

2009 TOYOTA COROLLA XRS Silver, auto, only 54,000kms, one owner, U5535. Was $19,995 MGRS SPECIAL $18,995

2009 LEXUS IS 250 AWD Smokey granite on black leather $37,990

2010 NISSAN CUBE S Cloth, a/c, low kms ONLY $18,530

2008 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE SPYDER Convertible, black, leather, clean and fun, U5576 SALE PRICE $19,995

2009 LEXUS IS 350 Fully loaded, black on black, only 30,000kms $44,990

2010 VOLVO S40 Leather, sunroof, only 24,000kms

2008 LEXUS IS 350 One owner, sport pkg, pearl white, only 27,000kms, U10893A. Was $38,995 NOW $36,995

2009 LEXUS ISF Silver on black $59,990

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2007 RANGE ROVER SPORT HSE

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2010 KIA SOUL Pwr group, a/c, only 23,000kms, was $20,995 NOW $20,530

2010 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ LTD Demo, bluetooth, DVD, only 14,000kms ONLY $42,300

2007 TOYOTA YARIS SEDAN Grey, auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, only 42,798kms, U5580 SALE PRICE $13,995

2008 LEXUS RX350 Premium pkg, only 48,000kms $37,990

2009 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GL Auto, low kms, a/c, pwr group $14,808

2007 MERCEDES BENZ B200 White, leather, a/c, fully loaded, only 50,400kms, U5578 $21,995

2008 LAND ROVER LR2 Fully loaded, low kms $33,990

2008 HYUNDAI ACCENT SPORT Auto, sunroof, alloys, a/c, low kms ONLY $11,950

2007 LEXUS RX 350 2007 NISSAN 350Z CONVERT White on black leather, premium pkg, only Black on black, 6spd manual, only 53,700kms, one owner, very clean 47,000kms, beauty, U5526. Was $32,995 $35,990 NOW $30,995

2007 TOYOTA YARIS 5dr hatchback, a/c, pwr group, only 62,000kms. Was $14,900 NOW $14,530

2006 SMART FOR TWO Grey, one owner, 138,096kms, fully maintained, U101199A SALE PRICE $9,495

2007 AUDI A3 Wagon, white on black, nice car! $26,990

2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GL 3.3L V6, AWD, pwr group, 125,400kms NOW $17,995

2004 MAZDA RX8 Black, leather, only 50,300kms, U5579 SALE PRICE $16,995

2006 MAZDA MIATA MX5 Convertible, low kms, red, 5spd $21,990

2007 MAZDA 3 GS SPORT Low kms, a/c, pwr group. Was $18,900. NOW ONLY $18,530

22004 AUDI A4 QUATTRO AVANT WAGON Blue, immaculate, only 84,000kms, U10989A SALE PRICE $19,995

2006 INFINITI G35 COUPE White on grey, fully loaded, low kms $26,990

2006 HONDA RIDGELINE Leather, a/c, low kms ONLY $27,930

2003 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER Silver, V8, 4x4, loaded, leather, sunroof, auto, climate control, only 108,000kms, clean, U5572 $23,995

2004 PORSCHE CAYANNE S Grey on grey, 22” wheels, great looking SUV $27,990

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9135

Parts & Accessories

4 NEW unused winter tires, P275/55 R20, $800 obo & 4 winter tires approx 10,000 km 195/70R14$400 obo 604.985.6470 SNOW TIRES 4 Michelin Pilot Alpin, 205/60R16H on rims with wheel covers $450. 604-649-7115

9145

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FRIENDLY, Professional, Crown mouldings, baseboard, casings rough framing. 778-233-0559 Home & Yard Carpentry. Small jobs. Bsmt, floors, concrete form, tiles. Francisco 604-710-9837 www.chulavistalandscaping.ca

8050

Chimney Services

8055

2004 Mercedes Benz C240 4Dr Sedan auto/Tiptronic, local, $16,850 only 56k, spotless.

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2003 Mercedes Benz CL230K Sports Coupe auto/tiptronic, local, panorama sunroof, only 53k, spotlessly kept $13,850 2002 Mercedes Benz C240 4dr sedan local, auto/tiptronic, only 59k, $12,850 spotless. 2002 Jaguar “X Type” 3.0 AWD Sedan, auto, local, sunroof, heated seats, Parktronic, only 130k & exceptionally well $11,850 cared for. 2001 Volvo S40 1.9 Turbo 4Dr Sedan, auto, local, only 141k, extremely well kept. $8,850 1995 BMW 320i 4Dr Economy Sedan, auto, local, sunroof, alloy wheels, only 163k, exceptionally well kept. $4,850

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Cleaning

CAPILANO MAID SERVICE Eco-Friendly or Traditional, Low Rates, Quality service, Refs, Insured, WCB. Call 778-895-1919 CLEAN YOUR HOME LIKE MY OWN. Shopping, chores, errands. 604-985-5125 EUROPEAN COUPLE Cleaning Service Excellent ref . 604-584-0389 MAJESTIC CLEANERS Experienced & Honest 604-564-8484 EXP’D CLEANER using non toxic products. References available. Call Yolanda 778-228-8228

8058

Computer Services

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8060

Concrete

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8073

Drainage

LIONS GATE LONSDALE

1998 HONDA CIVIC EX 149 km, silver honda serviced exc cond. 1 owner $3800. 604-275-7968

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2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $11,900. 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

Drywall

EAGLE TREE Finishing Specialty Crown moldings, base, window,door trim. Call Rob 604-690-9339

$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com

2005 Mercedes Benz C230 Kompressor Sports Hatch Coupe, 6spd manual, panorama sunroof, only 59k, spotless. $15,850

8075

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

2004 Mercedes Benz C240 4dr Sedan auto/tiptronic, local, sunroof, alloy wheels, only 63k, immaculate $16,850

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604-929-7133 604-973-0290

ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 ACME DRYWALL. Board, tape, mud. N. Shore 20 yr, avail immed Spraytext removal a specialty. Kent Cell 604-753-1116 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901

8080

Electrical

Automated Home Lighting Control

Leviton Vizia RF+ certified installers. Small jobs to rewires, repairs, new houses. Lic #23726. Insured/bonded.

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#1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774. #24473 Coast Mountain Electric A top quality job & great service guaranteed. 604-987-4872 #381293 LIC’D Bonded Electrician. Service, reno. Low prices Jeff 604-839-2825, 604-929-1094 A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

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8090

Fencing/Gates

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

8100

Fireplaces

PRO GAS LTD Gas fireplaces. Service & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca THE ROCK DOCTOR Custom stone fireplaces. North Shore based 604-312-7643

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1988 MAZDA P/UP B2200, metallic blue, well maint, $1100 obo. 604-943-1582

Carpentry

Chimney Sweep Repair Specialists. WETT cert. 604-771-4772 www.TheHomePros.tv

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8030

2005 Mercedes Benz C230 4Dr Kompressor auto, local, alloy wheels, only $17,850 70k, spotless

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2006 VOLVO V70, 103K, fully loaded, blk heater, Volvo service warr 2 yrs $18,850, 604-986-5427

8075

Drywall

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HOME SERVICES 8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

8155

Landscaping

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Call: 604-240-3344 ALL FLOOR COVERINGS Repair & Replace. Material Sales Dwight, 604-980-6048 I’ll show you the inexpensive route www.fccarpets.shawwebspace.ca ALL NEW FLOORS. Hardwood, Laminate. Professional Installation and Refinishing.. 604-715-8455 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8120

Glass Mirrors

ANGEL GLASS, Comm/Residential, store fronts, windows & doors, custom shower & tub enclosures, patio doors, mirrors etc. 2837 Kingsway, Vancouver. 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

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8130

Handyperson

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8160

PACIFIC LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION LTD.

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8175

Masonry

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8160

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SAME DAY SERVICE “More than just mowing!”

Yard Clean-ups • Hedges Pruning • Gutters • Aeration Lawn Mowing Christmas Lights Rubbish Removal Free Estimates

Natural & Cultured Stone New & Repairs North Shore based

604-312-7643

NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp on the N. Shore. No job to small.. Will 604-805-1582 T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117

8180

Home Services

PCM Seasonal Exterior Home Maintenance Roofs, Gutters, Windows, Decks, Patios & More Call 604-294-6700 www.pomeroyconstruction.com NORTH SHORE Home Services Windows, gutters, power washing 604-988-5294

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

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

FREE ESTIMATES

SEYMOUR LAWN MAINTENANCE

• Gardening • Tree Removal • Fall Clean-Up • Leaf Removal • Hedge Trimming • Lawn Installation • Weeding

General Garden Work & Winterizing

LAWN CUTS $

22*

(*based on 2000 sq.ft. + hst)

Junk Removal

604-990-1252

www.seymourlawnmaint.ca

A.All Area Gardening Service Lawn Treatment • Maint. • Power Raking Pruning • Trimming • General Clean-Up Topping Trees • Free Estimates

Binder:

604-926-1526 604-726-9153

MS & SYardTEcleanups, SEE

DS

leaf blowing, hedges, pruning, small tree removal, rubbish removal, res/comm, 25yr exp on North Shore, fully insured, WCB covered

Call Chris @ 604-925-0464

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

POPEYE’S MOVING Scott 604-377-2503

www.popeyesmovingbc.com

8193

Oil Tank Removal

STORMWORKS

● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates

8195

FALL 3 ROOM SPECIAL $ 495.00

incl. 3 gallons of Benjamin Moore paint Fully insured, Master Painter

Call for details: 604-727-6197

D&M PAINTING

Hauling

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

CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101

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

604-724-3832

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

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700

ENGLISH LANDSCAPER gardener, 30 yrs exp, complete garden maint. Les 604-209-8853

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

8135 8140

Heating

PRO GAS LTD Furnaces, boilers, gas fitting. Service & installation. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca

8250

Roofing

604-773-4549

RESIDENTIAL DIVISION LTD.

Int./Ext. Renovations Home Repair & Maintenance Colin Yarrow cyhomeservices@gmail.com

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

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

SAM GRINES - Prof Painting No job too small. Seniors discount 604.922.7070

8200

Decks/Patios/ Railings

Aluminum Improves Homes Railings, Covers, Canopies Clear or Solid, Alu-Wood Combos LSA Products Inc 604-618-3145

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

RED SEAL

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

604-618-4988

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

604-728-3009

www.jkbconstruction.com

RBG Contracting Ltd. All Kinds of Renovations • Roofing • Forming • Framing

Call 604.721.8743 ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)986-4026/805-8463 BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca PCM Construction & Maintenance Water Ingress/Mould? Home Inspection, Repair Estimates, Full-scale Remediation Call 604-294-6700 www.pomeroyconstruction.com COASTAL RESTORATION Residential & Commercial Building Envelope Specialists (604) 913-2228 / Cell: (604) 307-8433

COMPLETE PLUMBING, heating and gas services, new & old, hot water tanks, lic’d, ins. Quick response; friendly. 604-720-8805

INTERIOR RENOVATIONS Bathrooms, Kitchen, Basement, & More. Tim Gleason 604-926-5440

8250

Roofing

LIONS LONSDALE GATE ROOFING ROOFING

Don’t Miss This One!

15% OFF

(if bookedbefore before Nov. Feb. 15/10) (if booked 1, 2010)

DELBROOK

20 YEARS IN BUSINESS

604-729-6695

• Flat Roofing • Cedar Shakes • Asphalt Shingles • Roof Maintenance

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE

604-929-7133 604-973-0290

PLUMBERS

604-929-7133 604-973-0290

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

#1 All Season Roofing

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

8225

Power Washing

604-773-4549 Spring Cleaning and prep to paint. Driveways, walkways, etc. Get rid of that moss & mess around your home or work.

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

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

Roofing

#1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now & we pay ½ the HST

604-588-0833

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

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

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-961-0324 or 604-562-0957 CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913

604-987-7325

8255

Rubbish Removal

#1 TRAILER TRASH BOYS

We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable.

8310

Top Soil

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

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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 DYNAMIC STUMP grinding, Specializing stump removal, prof affordable removals 778-840-9321

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

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

8335

Window Cleaning

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

West Coast

Home Services.ca

604-984-4147

★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153 ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

NORTH SHORE Home Services Gutter & window cleaning, Power Washing Est 1963. 604-988-5294 WINDOW & Gutter cleaning, pressure washing, Free estimates. Call Mike... 604-328-0865

One call does it all...

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

604-630-3300

Buying? Hiring? Selling? Renting?

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

Final Chance to Save ½ the HST Please Book by October 31 20 year Labour Warranty available

604-591-3500

FALL SPECIAL SAVE THE HST Have Your Roof Done Between Now & Nov. 30

604-630-3300 http://classified.van.net

8250

DIMAN DEVELOPMENTS.

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

problemsolvedplumbing@ gmail.com

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

www.crownresidentialroofing.com

WESTCOAST ROOFING SYSTEMS

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

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

• BBB • RCABC • GAF/ELK Master Elite Contractor • Residential Roofing • Liability Coverage and WCB • Designated Project Managers • Homes & Strata • Third Party Inspection Installations & Repairs Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate •• 24 Hr Emergency Service Quote code 2010 for a 5% discount

LOCAL ROOFER 30 yrs exp. Free estimate. 778-737-9869, cell 604-600-2570 Peter - Thank you

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

604-839-0116 (CELL)

Tried & True Since 1902

D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

PROBLEM SOLVED Plumbing Ltd. Plumbing Services large or small. Hot water tanks, faucets, toilets, renovations, new construction.

Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

Renovations & Home Improvement

$

•Professional, Reliable • Licensed & Insured • North Shore co. est. 2001

604-724-3670 Painting/ Wallpaper

8240

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

PROFESSIONAL PAINT JOB

Seniors Discount

310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca Book a job at: www.jimsmowing.ca

Painting/ Wallpaper

MASTER PAINTER.....LEVEL 5 drywall finish. Custom doors, trim & crown. 604-836-9675

CONSTRUCTIVE landscaping.com decking, stone masonry, paving stones, bricks & blocks 604-250-7824... 980-8224 Shangri-La Landscaping Design, walls, delta lok, patios, plant hedges, Tim 604-671-1389

8195

A+

Call AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. 604-984-9004

604-630-3300


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*MSRP is $31,580.00 for a new 2011 Honda Odyssey LX, model RL5H2BE and includes $1,590.00 freight and PDI. License, insurance, registration, environmental fees and taxes are extra. Retailer may sell for less. Retailer order / trade may be necessary. Visit www.BCHonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.

PURCHASE FINANCING

†Cash rebates of up to $6,000.00 available only to cash purchasers on select new in-stock 2010 Honda models. ¥0.9% purchase financing available for up to 60 months on other select new in-stock 2010 Honda models. †/¥Offers valid from October 1st, 2010 through November 1st, 2010 at participating Honda retailers and maynot be combined. Offers valid only for BC residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Visit www.BCHonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.

A48 - North Shore News - Wednesday, October 20, 2010


North Shore News - October 20, 2010  

North Shore News - October 20, 2010 printed edition

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