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Student who died in fall was on acid James Weldon jweldon@nsnews.com

AN American high school student who fell to his death at Capilano Suspension Bridge in June was on LSD, according to a coroner’s report made public Friday.

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Drag racing NORTH Vancouver’s Colin Freeland (No. 32) looks sharp at the start of the Hallow’s Eve Trail Race half marathon Sunday near Lynn Canyon Park. Racers, including many costumed competitors, tackled either a half marathon or 10-kilometre trail run in the annual Run the North Shore event. Visit www.nsnews.com for more photos of the race.

Daniel Cho, 17, was visiting the private North Vancouver tourist attraction on a field trip with California’s Aragon high school June 6 when he climbed over the safety barrier on a viewing platform and tumbled down a 30-metre cliff. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The report released Friday by B.C. coroner Mark Coleman concluded the hallucinogen was a factor in his death. Cho was on a bus with other students en route to Vancouver from an airport in Seattle when a friend offered him and another young man LSD, according to Coleman. All three took it. It was Cho’s first experience on the drug. See Coroner page 3

City aids funding-starved theatre Benjamin Alldritt balldritt@nsnews.com

THE City of North Vancouver has produced $25,000 to help bail out Presentation House Theatre after the provincial government doubled back on a commitment to give the arts group gaming money. The theatre will be approaching the District of North Vancouver for the same amount. In his written report to city council, Ian Forsyth, director of The Arts Office, said Presentation House was facing major cuts to the upcoming season, and might even have to close.

$25,000 gift helps Presentation House cope with gaming grant cut “In 2009, the theatre lost its annual gaming grant of $38,000,” Forsyth wrote. “The province’s cuts were sudden and the theatre had little chance to adjust its budget or eliminate production costs in an effort to accommodate this shortfall in grants revenue.” The province said its slimmed-down arts budget would be focused on youth programming, so Presentation House applied for funding to support the North Shore High School Drama Festival. “In June, the theatre received telephone confirmation that

they had been approved for a $17,000 grant,” Forsyth wrote. “In September, three months into the fiscal year, the B.C. Gaming Commission informed the theatre that their grant request had been denied.” Presentation House Theatre has now exhausted its line of credit and is $50,000 in the red. “My question isn’t how do you run a theatre that way,” said Coun. Craig Keating, “it’s how do you run a provincial government that way — in which you’re making promises of grants and then suddenly they’ve gone back. It’s a bit of joke.” Coun. Mary Trentadue asked Forsyth what would happen if the See Downloading page 5


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A developer says an ambitious proposal to develop the City of North Vancouver’s waterfront has gotten good reviews from residents.

The adult chaperones noticed the boys were behaving strangely, including the fact they appeared unable to fill out their customs forms, but the adults didn’t realize the teens were high. One of the chaperones was reportedly planning to speak to the three about it when they reached the hotel, but chose not to do so in front of the group. By the time the students reached the park, the drug had worn off for two of them, said Coleman, but Cho still appeared to be intoxicated. Several members of the group noticed Cho was behaving out of character, bumping into people, stumbling on steps and acting angry or upset. At one point, he climbed a railing and wandered into an out-of-bounds area before making his way back to the path, at which point one of the chaperones told him to stay inbounds. The two companions who had also taken the drug, realizing Cho was still high, tried to calm him down, according to Coleman. Cho responded angrily, punching one of them in the chest. One of the boys walked away in response, and a short time later the other was turning away to do the same, when he heard a noise from the viewing platform nearby. He turned to see that Cho had vanished. The report concluded the 17-year-old had climbed the platforms 1.2-metre safety railing and fallen into the ravine. By the time firefighters reached Cho via long line, the teen was dead. Cho suffered multiple blunt force injuries in the fall, including a severe brain injury, according to Coleman. A toxicological analysis confirmed there was LSD in his system. “Intoxication was a contributing factor, as it would be expected to impair judgment and alter his perception,” wrote Coleman. “There is no evidence to suggest that Daniel went over the railing with the intent to harm himself.” The coroner deemed the death accidental.

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Concert Properties has AN artist’s impression of what the City of North Vancouver’s Harbourside lands would look like if they were built staged a series of public out under current zoning. The size of potential office buildings is restricted by the need for surface parking. events to gather feedback on its plans for the industrial lands immediately south of the Northshore Auto Mall, known as Harbourside. “What we’ve heard over the course of all the meetings is that there is general support for the addition of residential use to Harbourside,” said Chuck Brook, the consultant overseeing the consultation process, at a council meeting Oct. 18. “People believe that a mixed-use community will add vibrancy and interest and also have economic benefits.” Concert first approached the city in June of 2009 BY adding 800,000 square feet of residential space, Concert Properties can put the parking underground and with the general outline for include, retailing, restaurants, a high-end hotel, a pier, seniors’ housing and other community amenities. developing the vacant lots. Councillors greeting the idea coolly, and several “In Scenario C, the buildings tend to increase in as the scenarios go along they tend to be better expressed concern that introducing residential units height as the density goes up,” Brook said. “That’s developments and better public amenities right to the area would take up space meant to generate a given. But now we have sufficient density we can in front of the shoreline development. Maybe the industrial jobs. now put the parking underground and good things amenities should go somewhere else because I think But Concert persisted and won permission to start to happen . . . All of a sudden we’re starting to they become effectively private amenities in public have their plans considered during the city’s official get substantial open spaces between buildings and space,” he said. Brook replied that upgrades to Kings Mill Walk community plan update process. you can achieve large green space areas.” Brook presented council with four scenarios: In the most intense usage scenario, “there is a and the Spirit Trail would be a benefit to the city as a whole and added council would ultimately decide what the area would look like if built out under rich package of benefits,” Brook continued. With 800,000 square feet of residential space how to share out the improvements. the current zoning, and three other options with Coun. Bob Fearnley returned to the issue of increasing density. With the existing zoning, Brook included, Concert could build a substantial amount said, much of the land would become parking lots, of offices, retailing, restaurants, seniors’ housing, inserting homes into a largely industrial area. “This is located fairly near a major industrial serving a handful of 50-foot-tall office buildings a public pier, and a range of other community and a budget hotel. The hotel site has already amenities. The buildings, which would ring a series property, Seaspan,” he said. “There is grinding, there’s banging, there’s spraying, all sorts of things been approved, but Brook said the owner has since of public plazas, could reach heights of 92 feet. According to Brook, 19 of the 44 people who going on. How does this project take that into decided its financing is too marginal without being came out to Concert’s event on Sept. 21 favoured account?” built alongside residential developments. Brook said purchasers would simply have As is, Brook said, a developer couldn’t even build this last scenario, with a further 11 backing Scenario to acknowledge that the industrial landowners C. up to the maximum allowable floor area. “I would say we were a bit surprised to find there were there first and that was the character of the “We discovered you can’t even build a full 1.0 neighbourhood they were moving into. FSR because you can’t make the surface parking was such solid support,” he said. Brook said he hoped to host a larger town hall Coun. Craig Keating said he was concerned that work and you can’t afford structured parking,” he the plan called for all of the amenities extracted from meeting in November. If council chooses to move said. In Scenario B, adding roughly 400,000 square Concert to be clustered around the Harbourside forward with rezoning and amending the official community plan, the city will also hold a public feet of housing allows for the financing of parkades buildings. “When I look at the proposed public benefits, hearing. and a higher-end hotel.

Campbell gives Yamamoto new portfolio Need to update construction practices, says MLA James Weldon jweldon@nsnews.com

NORTH Vancouver MLA Naomi Yamamoto has become the province’s first Minister of State for Building Code Renewal. The appointment was part of a larger cabinet shuffle announced by Premier Gordon Campbell’s office Monday. Yamamoto, who represents the North VancouverLonsdale riding, moved to the position from her post as Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations, which she took up in June last year. That job has been absorbed by the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Investment. As a minister of state, Yamamoto won’t be overseeing

her own ministry, but rather will report to Rich Coleman, minister of public safety and solicitor general. The building code renewal portfolio was created in response to an urgent need to bring British Columbia’s construction practices up to date, said Yamamoto. “This is an area that has needed attention . . . for a long time,” she said. “We heard that at UBCM (Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention). We’ve heard that for a few years.” One of the areas especially in need of addressing is building accessibility, said Yamamoto. Not just for people with disabilities, but for seniors as well. “We’ve got to change the building code — and this is what UBCM is suggesting — so that the existing codes will (apply to) single family houses,” she said. “Right now, it’s (only) multi-residential complexes.” Yamamoto also wants to see higher energy performance standards and other green initiatives integrated into the regulations — an issue she takes a special interest in, she said, as an occupant of a LEEDdesigned residence.

“This (portfolio) has been created to fulfill some very, very important goals that this government has laid out,” she said. “We’ll be changing the landscape of British Columbia and hopefully saving money . . . for developers, making housing more affordable for more people and on top of that reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” “I think we can do things a lot smarter,” said Yamamoto. Asked if she had any experience related to the building code, Yamamoto said: “Not really, no. Other than having lived in several buildings.” The cabinet shuffle saw changes in 17 ministerial positions, including major portfolios such as education, environment and solicitor general. Campbell billed the realignment as a streamlining of government, with the ministries of forestry and mining bundled into a single entity, and the creation of a Ministry of Natural Resource Operations, intended to be a kind of one-stop shop for anyone seeking a permit to access B.C.’s resources.

Correction AN Oct. 22 story, Teeth Smashed in Bus Attack, incorrectly stated that North Vancouver resident Ryan Killeen, 22, had been charged with assault. RCMP now say that charge recommendations are pending from investigators.


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Grandfather jailed for abusing grandchildren Two elementary-aged girls abused over 6- or 7-year period Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

AN 86-year-old grandfather who sexually abused his two young granddaughters for years while claiming he was helping them has been sent to jail for two years by a provincial court judge. The man pleaded guilty in North Vancouver provincial court to charges of sexual interference against two of his then elementaryschool aged granddaughters. The two sisters told police they had separately endured years of sexual abuse at the hands of their grandfather, who was then in his 70s. The abuse started when both granddaughters were between five and seven years old and didn’t stop until they went to high school. Under a publication ban, the man cannot be named. The grandfather — who lived near to the girls’ elementary

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district didn’t also come to the table. “They would have to look at some very significant cost-cutting,” he said. “I hope they would still be able to make it work, but you would be looking at a very different Presentation House. It’s a situation many B.C. arts groups find themselves in right now — they just have to hunker down and wait.” “Have no illusions about this,” said Coun. Bob Fearnley. “This is just another example of downloading from the provincial government to municipal government. I must tell you I had to think about this one. There’s two directions we could go with this: we could reject it and protest what’s happening to the arts community right now or we bite the bullet and fund it. That’s where I came down, but I’m really unhappy to have to do it.” Councillors considered offering the money as an advance on future funding and making it conditional on the district matching the sum, but ultimately voted 5-1 to produce an unconditional emergency grant. The lone vote against was Coun. Guy Heywood. “It is really inconvenient to try to deal with this on an emergency basis, particularly when it means an increase of 50 per cent of our current commitment,” he said. “I can’t see this as a loan I would approve.” “This situation at Presentation House Theatre is largely not of their own doing. This is a result of provincial funding cutbacks, and I want to be very clear about that,” said Mayor Darrell Mussatto. “If you remember back 10 years ago we justified all that increase in gaming in the province — casinos and slot machines — because we were going to have more money for arts and culture. “Now they’ve come back and said ‘We’re not going to give you as much.’”

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corpse of Liberal bungling was beginning to dry out. But just as the reek was receding, the miraculous end to the Basi/Virk trial reignited basic questions in the public’s mind about the possibility of back-room deals. And that back room — in any context, it seems — is Campbell’s. This is a government run out of the premier’s office like none before it. If B.C. voters had elected a president, he wouldn’t have had more control of provincial policies than Campbell. So, will he address the criticisms head on? Could he even resign as Liberal leader on live TV? Or will he just serve up the guff of cabinet change and instaministries as part of a new beginning. If Campbell just does that, it will still be fascinating TV: the last wriggling of a snake that doesn’t know it’s dead.

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Frightening schools is sick Dear Editor: I had come across an article on the Internet, about a shocking death threat written on the wall of my old high school, West Vancouver secondary, the day after the incident was supposed to have taken place. Although authorities have remained rather mute about the entire situation, it was rumoured that the graffiti suggested imminent harm to 12 unspecified students on Oct. 19. My immediate reaction was fear and concern. Although I graduated from WVSS in 2009, I could only imagine what must have been going through the minds of the many innocent (and now) vulnerable students of the school. Had I still been attending school during this occurrence I would have been devastated and terrified. When an anonymous threat is written on the face of public property, it is quite clear that the message is intended to be seen by all. The scary part is not knowing whether the menace is just some punk trying to scare people, or if it’s someone who has been bullied or abused and is using grave warnings as a call for help (many stories of such instances have been circulating as of late), or whether this is just a sick prank from an obviously dark and ominous soul. No matter whom the suspect, the fact is that people have been frightened and students have been stripped of the comfort and safety of their own education. This is such a sick conception. Sleepy West Vancouver is not the quiet little community that I grew up in and call home. I fear these gradual, but drastic, changes are driven by power and a sense of grandiosity over others. The manipulation of fear against others creates immense anxiety and distress in a community that now has to choose whether or not to send a child to a school that cannot be the intended secure, safe and educational facility that all schools are meant to be. Such instances become worse and worse every year. This appears to be

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Don’t forget the Green Party Dear Editor: Judging by news reports, both the Liberals and NDP are very unpopular as parties. The reasons are numerous, and have been reported at length. What concerns me is that the reporting, in written media and on TV, only refers to these two parties. We have other parties, admittedly with no representation in the legislature, whose views should be considered. The Green Party of B.C. is a feasible choice for many in this tumultuous world in which we live. Their policies are sound, their ideas carefully considered and viable, their leader Jane Sterk, of stellar background. Why are the Greens ignored? Has anyone asked, recently, any questions of Ms. Sterk? The Green movement is worldwide; surely there is time for some interest in their position on the contentious issues of the day. And what of the B.C. Conservatives. I’m not a conservative, however their leader no doubt would appreciate having his views heard on the important problems and his party’s solutions to them. What about adding a regular section in your paper devoted to timely quotes and different viewpoints from lesser known contributors to our democracy. Gordi Moore, West Vancouver

Media ignores fate of songbirds in cats’ claws Dear Editor: Regarding your Oct. 22 story North Van Kitten Survives Pellet Gun Attack: I am so tired of reading about cats and all the sympathy they get when something bad happens to them after their owners let them roam at will. I won’t even start on the responsibility of the owners who are too lazy to provide a good indoor life for their cat or even provide an outdoor run for them, thus keeping them out of the neighbourhood where they stalk, maim and kill any small animal that comes their way. Here is how that works. Cat X gets its belly full of domestically raised and slaughtered meat and then is let out to roam, doing what comes naturally, of course. Cat X spots a hapless robin searching for food to feed its nestlings (spring time) and does not see Cat X until it pounces and snags it with its germ-laden claws. Then the robin is batted back and forth between the cat’s paws and bitten several times until it is unconscious or dead and no longer any fun to play with. If by chance the robin gets away, it will still die from massive infection. This is not a nice way to die. This very scenario happens millions of times every year and yet it somehow escapes the notice of news purveyors who would rather focus on some poor cat who is left out and may be hurt by a kid with a pellet gun. I also noticed the use of the word “kitten” which conveys the image of a cuddly cute little animal when in fact the animal in question looks to me like a full-grown cat. Ann McDonald West Vancouver

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Metro’s tentacles playing us for suckers “The election of Gordon Campbell . . . is leading to speculation about the changes to municipal law that can be expected. . . . Various suggestions were made during the campaign regarding enhanced municipal powers. . . .” Former Toronto mayor John Sewell, June 2001

LOST amid the furore that followed the abrupt termination of the BasiVirk trial was that 24 local administrations within reach of the Greater Vancouver Regional District had their backs against the wall to approve the final draft of the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy. The 24 include the original 21 GVRD municipalities, plus three regional entities: the Fraser Valley Regional District, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District and the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink). On Oct. 18, staff recommendations regarding the 72-page, third version of the draft, were discussed around council tables of all three North Shore municipalities, where the proposal was received with varying degrees of enthusiasm. Despite earlier concerns about the risk of GVRDenforced densification, West Vancouver council voted to support the document based on amendments Metro had made to alleviate some of those concerns. Led by regional growth strategy supporter Mayor Darrell Mussatto, the City of North Vancouver voted its unanimous approval — strangely at odds with its position on regional issues a week earlier, as so ably described by Benjamin Alldritt on Oct. 20 in this paper (City Opposes TransLink Property Tax Grab). Discussion did not go smoothly in the District of

Just Asking Elizabeth James North Vancouver, however, where the vote to approve staff recommendations was 5-2, with Couns. Alan Nixon and Doug MacKay-Dunn opposed — strongly opposed. While the two joined other members of council in appreciation of the efforts of staff to have Metro take heed of district concerns, they remained worried that the strategy would have an adverse effect on the district’s yet-to-be-completed official community plan. MacKay-Dunn and Nixon also questioned whether the district would be able to control the costs of regional participation, town centre locations, and to retain autonomy over future planning decisions. MacKay-Dunn put the exclamation marks on those issues in our conversation two days later. “In 2008, the district alone sent $9.7 million to the region for TransLink,” he began. “In 2009, that rose to

$10.9 million. For every dollar of taxes, eight cents goes to TransLink — eight per cent of our tax levy. And for what? Where is the third SeaBus we were promised?” (The North Shore did get the third vessel, only to have one of the original ships taken out of service for a refit — a refit TransLink then said it couldn’t afford.) Still troubled, MacKayDunn continued, “If we look at the real numbers, the total North Shore contribution to TransLink in 2009 was $28.1 million, that’s not even close to the costs we’ll face if the Evergreen Line goes ahead. Ten years of that and we’re talking real money.” The councillor was right, of course — as he was a few moments later, when he listed two other financial challenges for North Shore residents: the federally mandated decision to replace the Lions Gate Sewage Treatment plant, and our ongoing inequitable burden to fund the water filtration plant. The complaint about receiving value for taxes paid as well as equity of representation is not confined to the North Shore, it is true of all small municipalities in the region. How much louder will those small voices be, if and when communities like Lillooet and Hope are added to the regional mix? At this point, it is important to put these concerns in historical and geographical context.

When the GVRD was incorporated on June 29, 1967, the rationale was both reasonable and simple. Reasonable because the stated intent was to co-ordinate services and reduce costs. Simple because GVRD was given a straightforward mandate: provide regional service delivery for water (GVWD), sewerage and solid waste disposal (GVSDD), manage the regional park system and facilitate affordable housing. Parental responsibility for area transportation was added to the GVRD mandate in 1996, when then premier Glen Clark severed it from BC Transit, threw in the Millennium SkyTrain expansion project and downloaded the new entity — the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (TransLink) — onto the shoulders of the GVRD board. As we soon discovered, that was a critical point in regional history because it shone the spotlight on everything that was wrong with GVRD governance: ■ Financially: provincially driven gold-plated decisions and the chronic underfunding of TransLink exert a stranglehold on municipal budgets in the region. ■ Democratically: the GVRD and TransLink are not directly elected to their positions, so

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Metro’s reach grows from Lillooet to Hope From page 7 component municipalities — otherwise known as GVRD mandate-creep. I’m not sure who first coined that phrase but I’ll coin a new one — tentaclecreep. The geographic and operational boundaries of the original GVRD operation were clearly defined. With but one exception — the City of Abbotsford was a member only with respect to regional parks within its municipality — GVRD’s eastward reach ended with the two Langleys. Under the proposed new strategy — good word that — the reach of this ballooning level of government will stretch

eastward to Hope and Harrison Hot Springs, and west and northward through Britannia, Squamish and Whistler, all the way to Pemberton and Lillooet. If you’re thinking that’s one heck of a reach for what is, to all intents and purposes, an unelected Metro Vancouver bureaucracy, you’d be right. Richard Walton, mayor of the District of North Vancouver, also serves as vicechairman of the Metro board, and he bristled when several councillors expressed concern that the district lacked influence at the regional table. “We have four per cent of the population in the region, so we have four per cent of the vote,” he retorted.

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. If your family is planning something spooktacular for Oct. 31, or if you have seen a ghosty garden that impressed you, please let us know. We will publish a selection of photos in our Sunday, Oct. 31 issue. Please send your tips to editor@nsnews.com. and have a safe Halloween. — Martin Millerchip

Enhanced municipal powers? No solace to Nixon, who shared MacKay-Dunn’s concerns that, if the regional growth strategy was approved, the district would be risking its autonomy over planning and density. Nevertheless, when all was said and done, the evening ended with all three councils moving the document forward to the next phase: public hearings later in the fall. When those hearings take place, in the height of preparations for the holiday season, it is to be hoped attendees will have researched the questions they intend to ask — searching questions like: ■ What happens if we decide not to sign on to the growth strategy? ■ Or sign only on condition that we get to elect the members of GVRD boards as we do school trustees? ■ Can we opt out of GVRD and TransLink and go it alone? For a hopeful John Sewell, who saw cities in Quebec and Ontario — including his own City of Toronto — regionalize and as quickly fall into disarray, the steady erosion of B.C. municipal powers can only be a frustrating, and very sad déjà vu. Stay tuned on this issue. rimco@shaw.ca

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$10 an hour minimum at a certain age? Dear Editor: I read with interest your front page story on Sunday, Oct. 17, that 21 mayors are asking the provincial government to increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour (Mayors Want Minimum Wage Hike). Without doubt this would help to bring British Columbia into a respectable line regarding a decent wage for “lesser” but nevertheless important jobs. The Liberals should face this head on. Alternatively, they may decide to defer and leave the issue to the NDP, who must now have every chance at the next election to deliver this province from Gordon Campbell once and for all. However, a simple shift upwards to $10 may not be the only answer. No one can argue that an adult should earn at least $10 per hour in today’s British Columbia, but there are many jobs being filled by youngsters from 15 to 20 years of age that do not appeal to adults and that require neither experience nor training. Some of these individuals risk being shut out by a $10-per-hour minimum wage. MLA Naomi Yamamoto has suggested that it could restrict job creation, although a minimum wage in the United States of $7.25 (and $4.25 for youth) per hour has not created much relief to the economy there, whilst the indication of job restriction in the other provinces which have a significantly higher minimum wage is minimal. What she does address also is what impact a new minimum could have on jobs for young people. I have a friend with a business that employs many people on the minimum wage, but still has a narrow margin of profit. He would be forced to increase his prices due to a 25 per cent increase in labour costs. So whilst the argument for the increase is morally defensible, it will come at a cost to many people: not likely a loss

of employment opportunities, but higher tariffs that inevitably will end at the consumer. So maybe we should look to other economies and their minimum wage to see what is happening. In the United Kingdom, a minimum of around $9 per hour comes with a sliding scale that allows for less to be paid to young workers. In the Netherlands, they are very creative with a sliding scale rising from 15 years to 22 years before the minimum wage becomes uniform, paying a per cent less wage to younger workers, which then rises with age, but also effectively restricting their hours as this rate reduces the more hours they work. A young worker of 18 may earn $11 hourly for a 15-hour week, but only $5 per hour if he/she works a 38-hour week. At 23, the minimum wage becomes $12 per hour for all. Despite the recession, the Netherlands has an unemployment rate hovering between 2.7 per cent and four per cent, the lowest in the European Union. But then the Dutch have always been creative — a national airport six metres below sea level is surely indicative of that. In France, the minimum wage of $13 is uniform, which coupled with payroll taxes of 50-66 per cent, means paying an introduction wage of around $20 per hour. The result is unemployment amongst young workers of more than 25 per cent, with the figures even higher for those under 20 years of age — and that does not include those in full time education. Unemployment has been stuck at 10 per cent or more for many years and small businesses do all they can to avoid employing staff. It is dangerous to compare Europe with Canada, as tax rates and payroll taxes vary considerably, but we should certainly look at other policies to see what could be most effective here in

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Worrying sign LYNN Valley residents and park volunteers have been left angry and disappointed after vandals destroyed a brand new sign at the Chaucer Road entrance to Hunter Park. Community members helped to design the sign to reflect the trees and the salmon of Hastings Creek in its design. It was installed on Oct. 6, and Mayor Richard Walton officially unveiled it on Oct. 9, talking briefly about community spirit and volunteers who care about their local areas enough to participate. That same night, around 1:30 a.m., some people were heard smashing the sign.

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This Public Hearing is held under the provisions of the Local Government Act. All persons who believe they may be affected by the above proposal will be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person and/or by written submission. Written submissions to the City Clerk will be accepted up to the conclusion of the Public Hearing to be held on Monday, November 1, 2010 or by email to randerson@cnv.org. Submissions received after the conclusion of the Public Hearing will not be considered by Council. 7KH SURSRVHG %\ODZV 1RV  DQG  PD\ EH LQVSHFWHG DW WKH RIÂżFH RI WKH &LW\ &OHUN EHWZHHQ  DP DQG  SP 0RQGD\ WR )ULGD\ H[FHSW Statutory Holidays, from October 18 to November 1, 2010. If you wish to view the material online please go to www.cnv.org and access City Hall/Council Meetings/Public Hearings and Meetings. Please direct inquiries regarding Bylaw Nos. 8103 and 8104 to Barbara Westmacott, Community Development, at 604-990-4216 or bwestmacott@cnv.org. 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604-985-7761 | Fax: 604-985-9417

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The program allows individuals and businesses to rent paintings, photography and mixed media works by local artists for an affordable price. Meanwhile, artists gain exposure and revenue — royalties are paid semi-annually. New works will be considered for the program on a jury day, Sunday, Nov. 14. Selected pieces will be contracted for a minimum of one year. Those interested can drop off up to five pieces, framed and wired to the CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Artists are required to pay a $15 jury fee and must be members of the arts council. The entire art rental collection will be on display at CityScape at an exhibition in January. For more information call 604-988-6844 or email info@ nvartscouncil.ca. — Manisha Krishnan B.C.A.A. • ARA • ICBC APPROVED SINCE 1959

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NORTH Shore families keen to have a blast this Halloween should check with local authorities before setting off any Catherine wheels or flying dragons. Local municipalities have tightened up rules about where and how fireworks can be let off in recent years. Fireworks are banned outright in the City of North Vancouver, and have been for many years. That means nobody can sell, buy or discharge fireworks within city boundaries — even on private property. Anyone caught breaking the rules stands to be fined. In the District of North Vancouver, private fireworks displays are still allowed — but only if the fireworks are bought and handled by an adult over 18 who has a fireworks permit. Permits are available from shops selling fireworks and from the fire department. Fireworks can only be discharged on private property between 6 p.m. and midnight on Oct. 31. Fireworks are banned on public property.

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Rules are similar in West Vancouver where fireworks can be bought and discharged by adults with a $5 permit. Permits are available this week at No. 1 fire hall on 16th Street until 4:30 p.m. As in the District of North Vancouver, fireworks can only be set off on private property. Firecrackers are illegal in all municipalities. Roman candles are also subject to greater restrictions, because of the greater danger they present. Roman candles contain their own oxygen supply and can be readily modified. Many municipalities around Metro Vancouver have moved to either ban or restrict fireworks under permit systems to crack down on property damage caused by fireworks at Halloween. In West Vancouver, stricter regulations were brought in several years ago after teens wielding fireworks caused over $650,000 in damage, including house and vehicle fires, on one particularly destructive Halloween night. Traditional has also taken a hit over shrinking budgets. Last year the long-running public fireworks display at Inter River Park was permanently cancelled after close to 40 years because of costs. The annual Halloween spectacle cost close to $25,000. secondary institution, combine lectures and assignments with cultural and sightseeing activities. Upcoming trips include a nine-day Guatemala field school next February and a three-week tour of China in May 2011. To sign up or for more information email studyabroad@ capilanou.ca. — Manisha Krishnan

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Halloween Cleanup: Metro Vancouver’s waste management committee wants residents to keep Jack out of the trash in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Put Halloween jacko’-lanterns into the green waste carts used for yard trimmings, or smash and add to your backyard composter.

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Finding Fungi: Learn about mushrooms on this adult walk, Sunday, Nov. 7, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Admission by donation. Registration: 604990-3755. Info: www.dnv.org/ ecology.

AUTUMN leaves carpet North Vancouver’s Grand Boulevard Park, signalling winter’s approach.

Autumn leaves all around HOME IDEAS Barb Lunter crafts a spooky loot bag for little ghouls and goblins. page 17

Dig Deep Todd Major FALL is the season of vibrant colours, from rich burgundy through bright golden yellow. Colour is falling all around

us and this is the time of the year to evaluate which trees have the most desirable fall colours. Trees are highly responsive organisms; they are able to take up water and store it underground in their tap roots or in their bark for use during drought. They can deposit chemicals on their leaves to repel pests. Their branches bend and flex in windstorms to prevent breakage. And in response to the lengthening nights and cooler days of fall, trees begin to prepare for their winter slumber through a complex biochemical process known as leaf senescence or leaf fall, which involves the production of color pigments

in the leaf and the cessation of some hormone production. Auxin, the hormone that controls tree form and branch growth, ceases production during fall which causes a cascade reaction in the tree. As auxin production stops, the tree’s leaves begin to separate from the branch and the flow of nutrients, water and sugars is cut off, which triggers the end of chlorophyll production. Chlorophyll is the pigment that gives leaves their green colour and it is responsible for photosynthesis. During fall, as chlorophyll disintegrates from the tree’s leaf, the other leaf pigments start to show their colours. The main colour pigments found in tree leaves

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The North Shore Streamkeepers next meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. in the District Hall, 355 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Everyone is welcome. Info: www.nssk.ca. Cedar Lecture Series — Poppies and Plant Hunting on the Roof of the World: Bill Terry will share his botanical photos and stories from a planting hunting expedition through Sichuan and Tibet, Thursday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Admission: $15/$10. Tickets available at the door or at the administration office, MondayFriday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Capilano Flower Arranging Club meets the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August), 7 See more page 16

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Scissors and paintbrush Adhesive Halloween stickers (available at Michaels and dollar stores) I saw this idea at a friend’s place last year and she suggested that it’s best to make these decorations at least three to four days ahead of time. The paper mache requires a day or two for drying and becoming firm enough to work with. Begin by blowing up the balloons to approximately four to five inches in diameter. Set aside. Lay out newspaper as a working surface. To make your glue, simply mix flour and warm water to form a thick paste. Place in a small saucepan and warm the paste. Stir to a nice consistency. Remove from the burner and let cool slightly. Cut your tissue paper into one-inch strips. Set aside. Using your paintbrush, apply a coat of paste to the balloon and immediately attach the orange tissue paper until the balloon is completely covered. Next, apply a second coat of paste and attach the yellow strips of tissue paper until the balloon is again, completely covered. Set the balloon aside and let dry overnight or until the balloon is dry and the surface is quite hard. Repeat with the remaining

Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to put the kids to work on some Halloween crafts. This year why not make colourful, illuminated sconces for your spooky entrance? Or perhaps you are planning for a few ghosts and goblins to arrive ahead of time for a bit of a soirée? Home Ideas These cute little Halloween Barb Lunter balls make an impressive loot bag for the little ones. Fill them with candy and some other Halloween items for a pre-Hollow’s eve celebration. Materials: Bag of small size balloons (available at the dollar stores) All-purpose flour Warm water Orange and yellow tissue paper Newspaper, black construction paper

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Plant trees for an impressive show of colour From page 15 trees — bright yellow in gingko, red in Japanese maples and flat to shiny brown in oaks. The amount of colour or lack thereof is influenced by plant genetics, evolution and weather conditions. Many gardeners say that a succession of warm days, cool nights and little rain seems to bring out the most vibrant fall leaf colours in deciduous trees. Fall colour in deciduous trees happens all over the world, but the process of creating anthocyanin, the red pigment, does not occur widely in Europe, as it does in North America and Asia, a mystery that scientists are currently trying to understand. An interesting side note about the onset of leaf fall, in an article published in Science Daily, a new study by researchers at the University of Southampton discovered that woodland autumnal colour changes have been occurring later in the season whilst regreening in spring has been occurring earlier. During the last 30 years across Europe, autumnal senescence — the process of plant aging where leaves discolour and then fall — has been delayed by 1.3-1.8 days a decade. To date, this has been explained by global warming, with increasing temperatures causing longer growing seasons. However researchers now believe that increasing CO2 levels in the atmosphere are allowing plants to maintain their leaves longer because a CO2 rich atmosphere allows the tree to generate carbon rich compounds that are known to prolong the life of leaves.

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We are truly blessed here in B.C. We can grow everything from acer to zelkova and the range of fall colours we can grow in our gardens is on par with Ontario or New England. Mixing trees to achieve a rainbow of fall colours is only a matter of choosing the colour you like and selecting the right tree for the right place. Some of the best leaf colours can be seen in the Japanese stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia) with its rich shades of orange, yellow, and red leaves. A small tree growing only 10-15 metres in 20 years, stewartia is a sweet little charmer that will fit into almost any garden. One of my favourites for fall colour is the maidenhair tree (Gingko biloba) which shows its colours as vibrant yellow.

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Help organize project then let child go to it From page 20 children with stories about how you found science so tough when you were in school. This just lets them know that science is just too hard and they won’t try. After all, Mom doesn’t get it, so why should they? So, let’s say that your son or daughter has just arrived home from school, overflowing with enthusiasm for their latest assignment — designing and building a project for science class. Your job is to support and guide them to do the job on their own. Here are some helpful tips to keep projects on track and interest levels high. ■Help get things organized. Kids fall apart with projects because they wait until the last minute. Look over the

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.

face-painting, tattoos and Halloween crafts from 1 to 4 p.m. Kins Farm Market will have a pumpkin patch for photo opportunities. Spooktacular Halloween Weekend: Capilano Mall, North Vancouver will host a variety of activities to celebrate Halloween on Oct. 29 and 31. Mini pumpkins will be handed out in the Grand Court, Friday, Oct. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be face painting, balloon twisters, musical performances and a stilt walker on Oct. 31, 2-6 p.m. Trick or treating will be held from 4-5 p.m. at participating stores. There will also be a pumpkin patch for photo opportunities. Sleeping Beauty: The North Shore Theatre for Children will be performing this production, Friday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 6, 2:30 p.m. at Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Admission: $10/$8. Tickets and info: 604-986-7446, ext. 2 or nstfc@shaw.ca.

Halloween Swim: Ron Andrews community centre will hold its annual Halloween Spooktacular Swim, Saturday, Oct. 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. There will also be crafts, games, tricks and treats. Admission: $1.

BCAA Child Car Seat Checks: Using the proper child car seat will protect your child’s life in a crash. Learn the proper installation and use of child car seats and find answers to any questions you have at www. childseatinfo.ca or by calling 1877-247-5551.

Witchy’s Big Mistake: A Halloween-themed puppet show, Saturday, Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: $8/$5. Reservations required: 604925-7292.

Teen Reading Club: North Vancouver City Library welcomes readers ages 1318 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. Info: 604-998-3480 or cpror@cnv.org.

Celebrate Halloween at Lonsdale Quay Market in a safe, dry and friendly environment, Sunday, Oct. 31, noon-3 p.m. at 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. There will be activities and trick or treating on the retail level at the market. Free kids’s activities include pumpkin decorating and spooky story time. Halloween Treats: Children ages 12 and younger, in costume, can trick or treat at participating merchants, Sunday, Oct. 31, 3-4 p.m. at Lynn Valley Centre, North Vancouver. There will be free pumpkin decorating,

Kathy Lynn is a professional speaker, broadcaster, columnist and author of Who’s In Charge Anyway? How Parents Can Teach Children to Do the Right Thing. For information or to book Kathy for a speaking engagement, go to her website at www. ParentingToday.ca.

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NORTH SHORE

Oct 2010

Welcome

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PHOTO: MIKE WAKEFIELD

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finding your way IN A NEW COMMUNITY


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welcome PHOTO: DREAMSTIME

Need help settling in?

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arlier this month, North Shore Neighbourhood House launched a new website specifically designed for newcomers to the North Shore, www.immigrantguide.ca. This friendly website provides an easy way to access helpful information about resources, services and programs in the community. The website was developed after North Shore Neighbourhood House conducted surveys and held focus groups with new immigrants.

Letter from the editor

Welcome to the North Shore TERRY PETERS, MANAGING EDITOR, NORTH SHORE NEWS

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f you could create an ideal place to live it would look remarkably similar to Vancouver’s North Shore, which sprawls comfortably between the foot of the Coast Mountain range and the shores of Burrard Inlet. It’s got something for everyone: with the vibrant downtown core just a short distance away residents can enjoy their laid-back, scenic community, or the excitement of the city in mere minutes.

Countless outdoor recreation opportunities are on your doorstep. In the winter there are three downhill ski destinations just waiting for you.While yearround there is an abundance of trails to walk, run or mountain bike on. Add in golf courses, tennis courts, soccer fields and parks and you have a piece of heaven for the active person. In summer, the sandy beaches at Ambleside or Cates Park provide ideal swimming

locations while kayakers love the sheltered waters of Deep Cove. One can’t live on exercise alone – a wide range of restaurants, shops and services reflects the North Shore’s multicultural mix. For new arrivals to this wonderful community there is much to do and learn, and we’re here to help. A community like this deserves a great local newspaper and

the North Shore News fits the bill. Consistently chosen as the best community newspaper in British Columbia and in Canada, it is delivered to your door three times a week packed with stories and photographs about where you live. Congratulations in making the North Shore your new home – you’ve won the community lottery. Welcome.

“Newcomers expressed frustration around finding and accessing information about resources, services and programs which would help support them as they settled into community life on the North Shore,” says Mojgan Heidarpour, facilitator for one of the focus groups. “It is overwhelming to arrive in a new country and community and not know where to go to find a doctor for your sick child, rental housing, employment services or community programs.” To address this need, North Shore Neighbourhood House created www.immigrantguide.ca. Newcomers were involved in developing the website to ensure information was included that would be most helpful and that would guide them to organizations which provided the resources or services which would best meet their needs. “This website is meant as a guide and a road map to navigate supportive resources, services and programs for new immigrants on the North Shore. It is a singular source of information that can provide direction as to where people can go for support and to enable participation in community programs.We wanted to make it as clear, easy to use and helpful as possible to new immigrants” states Liz Chase,Welcoming Neighbours Program Coordinator. The North Shore Neighbourhood House is a not-for-profit registered charity serving the North Shore community since 1939. For more information, please visit www.nsnh.bc.ca.

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Survey inspires new committee

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t North Shore Multicultural Society it’s understood that successful settlement is not just the work of the newcomer. People and organizations in the many communities that welcome newcomers have an important role to play. In recognition of the two-way nature of immigrant settlement, NSMS co-chairs the North Shore Welcoming Action Committee (NSWAC): a community planning table where representatives of more than 20 North Shore Agencies co-ordinate efforts to deliver inclusive programs and services.

Survey results suggest that many North Shore Residents are interested in building a community that is welcoming and inclusive of new immigrants. • 67.7 per cent of survey respondents stated that North Shore residents are accepting and welcoming. • 37.5 per cent of respondents said they wanted more information on diversity and multiculturalism, especially on the issues that face newcomers.

On the other hand, the survey also suggests that the community has important work to do in this area. • Only 26.8 per cent of respondents were actively involved in making the community welcoming through activities such as advocacy and volunteering. • 77 per cent of respondents thought the North Shore needed to become more welcoming.

• 82 per cent thought discrimination and racism continue to be key issues. • 23.3 per cent of respondents thought belonging to the community was easy. The survey results underscore the continuing importance of the North Shore Welcoming Action Committee, and will guide future projects and directions.

• 36.2 per cent showed an interest in information about where and how to make contact with new immigrants.

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Over the past year the NSWAC received funding from Welcome B.C. for a Knowledge Development Project, which was managed and implemented by the society.The project researched North Shore residents’ perceptions as to how welcoming and inclusive the North Shore is, in part through a survey of more than 200 North Shore residents.

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Over the past year, the Working Connections Employment Mentoring Program – created by the North Shore Multicultural Society – matched 21 skilled immigrants with mentors in their field. By working with mentors, new immigrants gained insight into the job search process in Canada, and gained a valuable boost in morale. “I was very glad to have this lovely mentor,” wrote one newcomer, “She gave me a lot of confidence.”

In addition to meeting oneto-one, Kan and Goodman Johnston attended monthly Host and Mentoring Program get-togethers. Kan was very proactive at these events, socializing with as many people as possible.

Kan and her mentor Paulette Goodman Johnston were matched in the Working Connections Mentorship program late in 2009. Goodman Johnston has coordinated co-op programs in universities across Vancouver since 1986.Through her job, she learned about some of the challenges newcomers face when they look for work in Canada, so she saw mentoring as an important way to give back. Kan felt lucky to be matched with Goodman Johnston, who was in a profession related to her own. Kan also appreciated Goodman Johnston’s support in keeping a positive outlook during her job search.

Eventually she met longtime Host volunteer Kevin Barefoot. After talking with Kan at a Lunar NewYear event, Barefoot asked about 50 contacts on the LinkedIn professional networking site if they knew of any openings for Kan.Within hours, he received six replies. One of these contacts knew of a job in Kan’s field at a hospital in Vancouver; she applied and got the job. Barefoot and Kan both agree it’s important to be proactive when looking for a job: “When you try to involve yourself in the community,” Kan said, “something unexpected can happen.”

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Participating in the Working Connections Program led to a great outcome for newcomer Denise Kan, a social worker who immigrated from Hong Kong in the summer of 2009. Like many new immigrants, Kan arrived with strong English

skills and a solid educational background, yet she found it was difficult to even get an interview in Canada. She was not connected to local professional networks, so found it difficult to learn about job opportunities.

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It’s a beautiful life on Lonsdale DEANA LANCASTER • DLANCASTER@NSNEWS.COM

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enny Do wasn’t yet born when her father left Vietnam by ship as a refugee, seeking a better life for his family.

“My mom was pregnant, so she couldn’t go on the boat, it was bad luck.” He went with her brother, and spent two years traveling and in camps, before a Canadian church sponsored their immigration.

“It was snowing when we got there, falling down everywhere. I had never even seen snow before.” She and her siblings spent hours playing in the white stuff, but she says the novelty quickly wore off. She likes West Coast weather better; she was used to the rain in Vietnam, and likes that humidity is not usually an issue in our summer. When she first arrived she spoke no English at all, “and you don’t want to know what my first word was!” Taught to her by her brother, she says her father was not happy when he heard her repeating it. On her first day of school, it took the translation of another Vietnamese student to explain to the teacher that she wanted to go to the washroom.

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It wasn’t until Do was eight – in February, 1991 – that she, her mom and her sister were able to join her father and brother in Kitchener, Ontario.

“But I picked it up. I think when you’re younger it’s easier to learn a new language.” The culture here is also vastly different, says Do, but like most children she adapted quickly. The move west, to Nanaimo, came a few years later, and seven years ago, she came to the Lower Mainland. She now spends her days on Lonsdale, where she co-owns Marseille Hair and Nail Spa, a cosy full-service salon that offers everything from waxing

and threading to hair styling and eyelash extensions. It’s hard work, says Do – who is a nail technician and esthetician – but worth it. “I like having a business. It means having freedom; nobody bosses you around.” She says it is her North Shore clientele that keeps her rooted to the neighbourhood. “That’s the best thing, it’s what holds me here.” Do is now seven months pregnant with her first child and

with her parents’ help plans to return to her work at Marseille after her baby is born. What kind of advice does she offer to other newcomers to Canada who would like to start their own business? “Work hard. Be patient.You can’t expect everything to be there right away.” Marseille Hair & Nail Spa is at 1446 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver; 604-904-0445.


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Quality counts over quantity DEANA LANCASTER • DLANCASTER@NSNEWS.COM

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aryam Moghimi had only been a Canadian for two short years when she found herself landing in Toronto with her six-year-old son after a particularly stressful trip from Europe.

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After one cancelled flight, they had been rescheduled, delayed and rerouted and now found themselves in the wrong Canadian city, facing another five-hour flight to get home to Vancouver.

“The immigration officer looked at me and said ‘You’re exhausted, aren’t you?’ He helped me, found me a seat, he was so nice. “I knew people inVancouver were so laid back and friendly, but before that I thought it was only here.Then I realized it’s all Canadians who are like this. I told him:‘I am very proud to be Canadian; very proud to share this country with people like you.’ “ Moghimi was born in Iran, and came to Canada when she was

32, in October, 1998, with her then-husband and her son, who was four at the time. “I wanted to come to give a better life to my son.”They moved to NorthVancouver, to be close to her brother-in-law, and she says at first she wasn’t prepared for the culture shock of moving to a new country. “I could understand English but I couldn’t speak any.When you decide to move, it doesn’t seem real until you get there.” She took her son to his first day of preschool, where the teacher asked the students to introduce themselves. Her son heard each child stand up and say a western name, and thought they were choosing names for themselves. “His favourite movie was Batman, so when it was his turn he stood up and said his name was Bruce Wayne,” recalls Moghimi with a laugh.The staff at the preschool called him BruceWayne for the rest of the year.

It was a memorable day for another reason as well.That day she met another mom from Iran at the preschool, who had lived here longer and was able to help her settle in.The two remain close friends today. Moghimi took classes at the North Shore Multicultural Centre, as well as ESL classes at Capilano College, and over time, she became more familiar with her new community. When her marriage ended, Moghimi found herself a single mom and had to make yet another big adjustment. She needed to find a new career. Although she had been a school counselor in Iran, her English

wasn’t strong enough for her to take those courses here. She enrolled in a beauty school on Commercial Drive, and learned to style hair and give manicures and pedicures. For three years now she has been working at Marseille Hair and Nail Spa on Lonsdale, where her cheerful attitude infects anyone who she comes in contact with. “I love my life,” she says. In Iran, she didn’t have to work once she was married. Her household had a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a nanny. “Now, I’m working hard. I make minimum wage; but there I had quantity. Here, I have quality.”

As your provincial representative for North VancouverLonsdale

Welcome to the North Shore!

I welcome you to North Vancouver...

Let’s keep BC Strong by Making a Difference

Here are some Provincial websites you may find useful: www.welcomebc.ca www.embracebc.ca www.gov.bc.ca

Naomi Yamamoto, MLA (North Vancouver-Lonsdale) #303-126 East 15th Street North Vancouver, BC, V7L 2P9

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welcome It takes a team to develop a community Building ties at home and abroad JOHN WESTON, MP FOR WEST VANCOUVER – SUNSHINE COAST – SEA TO SKY COUNTRY

JOAN MCINTYRE, MLA FOR WEST VANCOUVER – SEA TO SKY

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A relevant characteristic about public figures that we often neglect is their network of personal relationships. Chinese people call it “gwan-syi” and put much emphasis on it. I continually work with my colleagues of all levels of government to promote the opportunities that we as Canadians have to offer.That’s why last year I arranged for a Chinese TV station to film an event in West Vancouver.

Recently, I helped organize a visit by a delegation from China to tour our riding. Last year, I travelled with the Prime Minister to Asia to discuss business, investment, tourism, and student exchange. We have much to celebrate on the North Shore in 2010. Many of these good things relate to government, and, of these things, some relate to the Government of Canada, in which I have the honour to participate as your MP, including the successful Olympic and Paralympic Games; an updated aquatic centre; a new soccer and field hockey facility; a new blue bridge and overpass on Marine Drive; and a heightened level of engagement with Pacific Rim partners.

All of these achievements reflect – not so much the education, experience, or background of any one public figure – but the ability of elected and appointed public officials to work hard for the communities we serve. It’s the relationships that quietly create a foundation from which good results may flourish. We have many reasons to be grateful to live in the most beautiful place on earth. In terms of the many federally funded projects won for this riding in the past two years, each one was achieved not by the efforts and skill of any one person, but by all levels of elected and appointed officials working closely together. I thank all members of the “team” – a broad array of people – for working together to accomplish the great things we’ve seen develop on the North Shore.

am jumping at this opportunity to share personal observations from my very first – and brief – trip to China because it showed how critical it is to build cultural and economic bridges to this rising nation. For first-timers among our Sea to Sky cultural and trade mission to the Shanghai Expo, the scale and sophistication of everything we saw was eye-opening. Shanghai Museum artifacts are stunning reminders of their history.Yet we hear 14 lines have been added to their subway network in the last 5 years; and arguably the world’s largest financial centre has risen from a

marshy river delta in just over a decade. The “factory of the world” is already outsourcing and assuming newer roles of research and development, design and sales, and distribution. Little of this meshed with my outdated image of “communist China,” rooted in the days of Mao Tse Tung. Today China is not seeking assistance from the western world to move into the 21st century; quite the contrary. We need to learn how a small trading partner like Canada or B.C. can even catch their

attention to attract their investments and sell our resources. Here on the North Shore we lie adjacent to a major multicultural hub with deep roots in China.We all need to become more educated about our neighbours to the East and learn to connect so that we can flourish together in the 21st Pacific century. Start with welcoming those who have courageously left their homeland to start anew in our North Shore neighbourhoods. Take a Mandarin course or at least encourage our youngsters to do so. Welcome and cherish the opportunity to grow and enrich our lives.

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But such an assessment tells us more about our Western culture’s obsession with individualism and competitiveness than about the ability of a public figure to accomplish things for the community.

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NOVEMBER’S gloomy reputation is not undeserved, but the usually grey and stormy month also marks a season-opener for food and wine lovers. The list of dinners, grazing events, fundraisers and tastings is long, and on it are two of my favourites, Cornucopia — Whistler’s Celebration of Food and Wine, and the Clayoquot Oyster Festival, which run on back-to-back weekends this month. Celebrating its 14th year, Cornucopia takes over the mountain town Nov. 11-14 and will feature some old favourites, like the already sold-out Chef’s Trip to the Farm, and Crush! The signature gala grand tasting, which now runs both Saturday and Sunday nights. But there are also some new events and new venues for this year’s fest. The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre will play host to the Top 25 Celebratory Reception, an exclusive walkabout tasting on Friday, Nov. 12, showcasing the 25 best wines of the festival, as determined by a panel of esteemed industry experts. The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is set on six forested acres along Fitzsimmons Creek, against Whistler’s majestic mountain backdrop. Designed to evoke the form of a Squamish longhouse and Lil’wat istken (earthen dwelling) the centre features a Great Hall that reveals spectacular mountain and forest views through curved 220-foot glass plank walls. It’s the perfect spot to sip wines from Carrion Cristalino, Summerhill, Gemtree, La Mozza and Fort Berens, Bodegas Muga, J.G. Carrion, Bodegas Ateca, Henry’s Drive, Razor’s Edge, Bodegas Olivares, KWV, Deep Creek Wine, Bodegas Olivares, Cupcake Vineyards, Monstant Mazuelo, Di Majo Norante, Painted Rock Estate Winery, Cat Amongst the

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MINGLING, sipping, slurping and learning are all on the itinerary during this year’s Cornucopia (above), Whistler’s Celebration of Food and Wine, Nov. 11-14. Meanwhile, it’s all about B.C. bivalves during the Clayoquot Oyster festival, running the following weekend in Tofino. Get tickets now for November’s best events. Pigeons, Therapy Vineyards, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, Big House and Bastianich. A selection of gourmet canapés prepared by Whistler Cooks and samples of B.C. cheeses provided by the Dairy Farmers of Canada ensure the wines will be well-paired. Detailed Cornucopia information including event schedules, ticketing and accommodation information, participating wineries and restaurants, and the list of celebrity chefs and seminar presenters is available at www.whistlercornucopia. com. ■■■ The Clayoquot Oyster Festival is more focused: it’s a weekend-long party, Nov. 19-20, in the town of Tofino to toast the coast’s favourite mollusk. Start slurping soon after arrival at the Oysterman Reception, taking place Friday, Nov. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Driftwood Lounge at the Wickanninnish. Oysterman Brent Petkau hosts as oysters are paired with wine and beer for a perfect prelude to the Mermaid’s Ball. There are only 50 tickets available at $75 each. For more information, visit www.

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wickinn.com/oyster. The Mermaid’s Ball is a costume party themed Under the Sea, which kicks off at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov 19 at Tofino’s Community Centre. Enjoy wine and beer, abundant raw oysters and a seafood barbecue. Prizes for best costumes and oyster slurpers, dancing to the music of Banana Fish Dance Orchestra, and a “respectable burlesque” show will pay tribute to the natural aphrodisiac that the oyster is. Tickets are $25, get information at tickets@ oystergala.com. On Saturday, Nov. 20, get up close to oysters in their natural environment with a ride up Lemmens Inlet to an oyster farm to watch oyster farmers at work. Taste a sea-

fresh oyster right off the line; you may even learn to open an oyster like a pro! Tour is about 1.5 hours; morning departures only. Pre-booking is recommended, cost is $25.Find out more at www. remotepassages.com. The Oyster Gala makes for an outstanding grand finale on Saturday, Nov. 20 starting at 7 p.m. at the community centre. Enjoy oysters any way you like them, wine, slurping, dancing and more. Local restaurants will present their inspired oyster dishes paired with wine from all over B.C., as well as beer and cider from the island. Get ticket information at tickets@ oystergala.com. Find out more about the weekend at www.oystergala. com.

Paris at Pastis: Bistro Pastis’ will feature three-course menus for $45 inspired by BarbaraJo McIntosh’s book Cooking for Me and Sometimes You, A Parisienne Romance. Bistro Pastis will be 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. Taste of Yaletown 2010: The Yaletown Business Improvement Association announces this sixth annual event being held until Oct. 31. Food and wine enthusiasts are invited to discover and enjoy offerings from a number of Yaletown’s premier restaurants with a three-course menu at set prices of $25, $35 or $45. Participating restaurants will donate 10 per cent of their sales to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Visit w w w. y a l e t o w n i n f o . c o m for menu details from each participating restaurant. The West Coast Chocolate Festival will run 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. Italian Mayor’s Visit: The mayor of Brescello, Giuseppe Vezzani will introduce his city and its food, Oct. 27, 6:15 p.m. at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 500-510 West Hastings St., Vancouver. The presentation will be followed by a free tasting of traditional gastronomic specialties from Brescello and its territory. On See more page 39


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food calendar From page 37 Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m., chef Massimo Guidetti, together with the executive chef of the Italian Cultural Centre, Rebecca Johnson, will be preparing a dinner with a traditional, regional menu, featuring delicacies imported from Italy for the occasion. Cost $80. The Italian Cultural Centre is located at 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver. Reservations: 604-430-3337 or info@italianculturalcentre.ca. 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,

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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: Da-

vid, 604-922-1035. Caroun Photo Club: Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Visitors are welcome. Info: www. carounphotoclub.com. Dare to be Heard, presented by the North Shore Writers Association, meets the first Wednesday of every month, 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. Read-

ers are invited to attend to get to know established and new local writers. Free for members and non-members by donation. 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. 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. Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Club: Experienced classes every Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollyburn Elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Simon, 604-925-9333. International Training in Communication: Learn to speak with confidence and poise on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. at Cheers Restaurant, 125 East Second St., North Vancouver. Info: Doris Dungey at 604-926-3954. North Shore Chamber Orchestra meets Wednesdays,

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-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.

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Treasure trove KARINE Bews (left) of Soroptimists International of North and West Vancouver, Nanette Taylor, executive director of Hollyburn Family Services, and Sherry Violette of Edgemont Village Jeweller show off the ring and earrings that will be up for grabs at the 10th annual Treasure Chest of Hope, Saturday, Nov. 6, 6 p.m.midnight at Hollyburn Country Club. The gala will include, dining, dancing, live and silent auctions, a raffle and sale of keys to the Treasure Chest. For tickets, $75, call 604-785-9919 or email soroptimist@shaw.ca.

community bulletin board From page 13 Inter-River Community Association (previously the Lyn-

nmour Community Association) will hold its first general meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. at Jaycee House, 1251

Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver. The group plans to assess the needs of the neighbourhood in order to improve services and amenities. Info: 604-987-4023. See more page 43

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community bulletin board From page 42 Behind the Scenes at Maplewood Farm: The farm will be offering opportunities to get a behind the scenes look into the their operation, Oct. 28 and 30, Nov. 25 and 27, Jan. 27 and 29, Feb. 24 and 26 and March 24 and 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 405 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver. Activities will include egg collecting and washing, animal grooming and setting up feed. Fee: $12.50 for a one hour session. Registration required: 604-929-5610 or 604-9853276 or wellmand@dnv.org. Bridge to Africa: The Capilano Grandmothers to Grandmoth-

ers will hold a bridge luncheon and silent auction, Thursday, Oct. 28, 11:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Agnes Anglican Church, 530 East 12th St., North Vancouver. Funds raised help support African grandmothers struggling to raise orphaned grandchildren. Admission: $25 (sold in sets of four). Tickets: 604-929-7688 or 604-980-8418. Personal Crime Prevention Presentation: Join the Lynn Valley Community Police for a free presentation, Thursday, Oct. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The presentation will show how best to avoid becoming a victim of personal crime.

Info: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or 604-990-7475. Wild Salmon Party: Holly Arntzen, Kevin Wright and the Dream Band will perform songs about salmon and sustainability with salmon stories and images by Alexandra Morton, Thursday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Admission: $20/$10. Tickets: 604984-4484. RCMP Safe-Tea: A free presentation, Friday, Oct. 29, 1-3 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Learn about identity theft, how it happens and how it can affect you. Then discover ways to protect yourself and keep your iden-

tity secure. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. Register at 604-987-5820. Ring of Horror Match: An All Star Wrestling fundraiser, Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. at Chief Joe Mathias Centre, 100 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver. There will also be a costume contest and treats for little ones. Admission: $15/$12. Tickets: Chief Joe Mathias Centre, Comics Scene, 338 Lonsdale Ave. or www.vtixonline.com/ event.php?event_id=209. Funds raised will go towards the athletic department’s recreational programs. For more information call 604-980-6338. — Compiled by Debbie Caldwell

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Beachy clean JULIA Duncan and her mom, Charlene, help clean up the shoreline of Cates Park as they take part in the annual Save our Shores Society cleanup.

what’s going on From page 41 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 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. Info: 604-922-4032. North Shore Safety Council meets on the first Thursday of each month (except July and August), noon-1:45 p.m., in the Oak room at Delbrook recreation centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Info: Ken Hegler at 604-9802966. North Shore Scrabble Club meets every Thursday from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the St. David’s United Church at 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. All levels are welcome.

North Vancouver Community Band meets Thursdays, 7:309:30 p.m., at Carson Graham secondary, 2145 Jones Ave., North Vancouver and welcomes new members to their enthusiastic and friendly group. Info: Victor at 604-924-3359. North Vancouver Newcomers’ Club welcomes those who are new to the community as well as those who have experienced a change of status and are looking for a new social group. Walk the trails of North Vancouver and meet new people every Thursday at 9 a.m. at various locations. Details and info: Irene, 604-988-8077. Pemberton Heights Mums’ Group meets the second Thursday evening of each month at different members’ homes. For more information call Shauna at 604-984-4434 or email smmarkham@shaw.ca. St. Andrew’s United Church Choir: Chancel choir, a program for individuals 16 years and older, practices every Thursday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the church, 1044 St. Georges St., North Vancouver. For more information call 604-985-0408. — Compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@nsnews.com.

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A44 - North Shore News - Wednesday, October 27, 2010

CELEBRATIONS

Erin Ash and Niclas Simmerling Erin Ash and Niclas Simmerling were married on July 16, 2010, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, followed by a reception at Capilano Golf and Country Club. Their parents Linda Ash, Carol and Karl Simmerling, and their families wish them all the best for their future life together.

Nathan Scheffler and Joanna Pasman Robert and Heather Pasman, and Lynne and Henry Scheffler are thrilled to announce the engagement of Joanna Pasman and Nathan Scheffler. The wedding is scheduled to take place in August, 2011, in Vancouver.

Mike Rhone and Lisa Lewis The families of Mike Rhone and Lisa Lewis send congratulations to the couple on their recent engagement. Currently living in London, England, they plan to marry next August when they return to Vancouver.

Donat McMahon Donat McMahon celebrated his 102nd birthday at Cheers Restaurant in North Vancouver on Oct. 20 with a muchdeserved Manhattan, straight up. Donat grew up in Upper Lonsdale and attended North Star School. He has been a member of Burrard Lodge for 81 years. Happy Birthday!

Brett Wright and Carly Yackimec High school sweethearts Brett Wright and Carly Yackimec were engaged on the beach in Naramata this past summer. They plan to marry there on July 31, 2011. Their proud parents wish them a life of love and happiness.

Glen Muri Glen Muri was born on Oct. 25, 1930. His family and friends send him best wishes on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

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Roger and Monica Thompson announce the engagement of their daughter Eden Thompson to Brian Crossman, son of Garry and Angel Crossman. The wedding wil take place in Ancaster, Ontario on September 3, 2011.

The families of Colin Cuthbert and Niki Beveridge are excited to announce the couple’s engagement. The romantic proposal took place in Hawaii; the wedding will take place in August, 2011.

of your wedding announcement, milestone anniversary (first, fifth and every subsequent five years) or birthday (80 years and every fifth year thereafter) along with a contact name and phone number and we’ll try to include it in our feature. Email your submission to dlancaster@nsnews.com or bring us a hard copy print and not the original photo. The Celebrations page is a free service and there is no guarantee as to when submissions will be published. Text may be edited for length and editorial style. Photos will be available for pickup at our front desk three days after the publication date: #100-126 East 15th St., North Vancouver, V7L 2P9. Photos not picked up after one month will be discarded.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - North Shore News - A45

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NEIGHBOURHOODS Noteworthy neighbours

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Humanitarian shares views at UN forum DAPHNE Nederhorst has recently returned home to the North Shore after being invited to advise 300 heads of state and government at a United Nations event in New York on solving global poverty, Sept. 20-22. According to a written statement, the founder and executive director of Sawa Global, a non-profit organization that supports exceptional individuals from the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poorest countries who have found their own solutions to extreme poverty in their communities, was a participant in the United Nations Private Sector Forum on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with the hopes of working together to advance the progress toward the achievement of the MDGs by 2015. In addition to the main forum event, Nederhorst also participated in several smaller meetings with world leaders including the presidents of Liberia, Tanzania and France, and Virgin CEO Sir Richard Branson. As a result of the meetings in New York, Nederhorst has been invited to Germany this week to explore how Sawa Global can work with the Grameen Creative Lab. The creative lab is a joint venture between Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus (whom Daphne met at the Summit) and serial entrepreneur Hans Reitz, with the aim of raising awareness for, and setting up social businesses. For more information on Sawa Global, visit www.sawaglobal. org. Send details, along with your contact information, for our regular Noteworthy Neighbours section to emcphee@nsnews.com.

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THIS 1950 photo shows Fred Burfield towing the West Vancouver mayor and council of the day at Hollyburn Ridge. Hollyburn was named after holly trees planted by West Vancouver pioneer John Lawson. His property also had a stream, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;burn,â&#x20AC;? running through it. Attend an illustrated talk by mountain naming expert Glenn Woodsworth, whose climbing tales show the sense and sensibility behind the names of Coast Range peaks, at the Community History Centre, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. Register at 604-990-3700, ext. 8016. Fee: $6. Info: www.northvanmuseum.ca.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - North Shore News - A47 ADVERTORIAL

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.


SPORT

A48 - North Shore News - Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

Blues block out the past Talented team aims to get past two years of tough losses

Capilano women bounced after final game loss Andy Prest

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A season of poor beginnings turned into a disappointing ending for the Capilano Blues women’s soccer team as they will miss this weekend’s provincial championships after losing a showdown against Quest University Sunday afternoon.

SEVERAL players from Capilano University’s women’s volleyball team spent the summer on the beach. They weren’t, however, sipping daiquiris and reading trashy magazines. They were working on their games. Michelle Torresan, a fourthyear outside hitter who was a first team BCCAA all-star last season, teamed up with second year player Jackie Caverly to win the provincial under-21 and open women’s championships. Alana Hansen, a rookie setter who will battle second-year starter Ashley Cousens for playing time, scored a provincial silver medal on the beach. In fact almost all of the Blues worked on the sand this summer, according to head coach Wayne Desjardins. And now that they’re all back together, Desjardins likes what has transferred from the beach back onto the hard court. “I see very good court awareness, development of a variety of skills — they can’t just be doing one thing — a lot of confidence, fitness,” he said. “And good tans too.” With a lineup of seven strong returning players and seven highly-touted rookies — all of the first-years have played with the provincial team — Desjardins hopes his Blues See Season page 49

photo Paul Yates

FOURTH-YEAR Capilano Blues Rachel Unger (No. 4) and Michelle Torresan team up for a block during the team’s pre-season tournament. The two veterans will be looked upon to lead the Blues with the goal of a provincial title this season.

Needing only a win or a tie in Sunday’s home game to advance to the playoffs, the Blues instead fell behind 1-0 in the first half. As they pressed for the equalizer that would advance them to the playoffs, the Blues got caught short at the back and gave up a breakaway goal in the second that sealed a 2-0 win for Quest. The result gave the two teams identical records of three wins, two ties and six losses. With the season series split at one game apiece, it came down to the fourth tie-breaker, goal differential, with Quest earning the conference’s third and final playoff spot with a -5, better than Capilano’s -13. While Sunday’s loss sealed Capilano’s fate, the team really went astray early on in the season when they registered one tie and three See Slow page 50


Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - North Shore News - A49

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Season starts at home on Friday From page 48 will be basking in the glory of a provincial championship win at the end of this season. “I’ve never gone into a match thinking that we weren’t going to be successful and win. That’s what our team is looking at. We don’t expect to be anywhere but on the podium with gold medals. That’s the goal each year and it doesn’t waver.” That may be the goal every year, but the Blues have not won a B.C. title since 1986 despite fielding some very strong teams. They’ve been caught in a torture loop the last two seasons, losing in the semifinals both years to Vancouver Island University. The losses aren’t sitting well with Desjardins. “It kind of eats at you,” he said. “Two years ago we lost in a war. . . . Last year we got kicked.” The positive, Desjardins noted, was that after they got kicked last season they got back up and won the provincial bronze medal. He’s hoping that win will be the start of something bigger. “That was a positive thing even though bronze wasn’t quite the right colour — we’ve got the toughest league in Canada,” he said. “In the bronze medal match we talked about needing to put things behind us but also we had to make a statement that we’re not just going to go into provincials and roll over. We came up with a really good performance.” They’re back this season with a deep lineup that balances the experience of a large group of returning players with the youthful potential of their strong first-year recruits. “If you ask me what the starting lineup is going to be later on in the season, I really couldn’t tell you,” said Desjardins. “Everyone is competing for spots. It’s really good, it’s really healthy because it gives us a lot of balance, a lot of depth. “We’ve had just tremendous battles so far from the first year players,” he added. “I think it’s got a buzz through the team, like ‘hey, we don’t know who’s going to start.’ And quite honestly it doesn’t matter because we’ve got so many who are capable of being starters and that bodes well for the team.” While the rookies have shown well, the leadership comes from the vets, including a trio of fourth-year players.

Desjardins said he has never before had more than one fourth-year on his team. “It’s great — they kind of set a tone in terms of what the expectations are,” said Desjardins. “Michelle Torresan in her third year was a first team all-star. Rachel Unger has been an all-star. Kristie Lum is one of the top liberos in the league.” Second-year middle blocker Alicia Catalano adds more power, coming off a season in which she was named to the league’s all-rookie team. Through several weeks of pre-season practices and matches the Blues have been up and down. They finished second in their home tournament but suffered a blowout loss to VIU in the process. “At times we’ve shown some brilliance — kind of living up to what my expectations are for them,” said Desjardins. “Other times I’m thinking, ‘uh oh, where are we at right now?’” They’ll get a chance to put it all together this weekend when they host College of the Rockies to start the BCCAA regular season. The matches begin Friday night at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Capilano Sportsplex with men’s matches to follow immediately after.

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ABOVE: Kendra Thomson receives instruction from Capilano head coach Wayne Desjardins. At right: rookies Alana Hansen (left) and Ally Fraser hook up for a hit.

Your BC Lions — In Their Own Words Travis Lulay - 14 I was born and raised in Salem, Oregon and live there during the off-season with my wife Kimberly along with my parents, siblings and extended family, who still call the area home. I’ve been around football since I was a young kid and I decided pretty early on that I wanted to train hard and get accepted into university so I could play at the college level and ultimately pursue a professional career. You could say that I’ve been successful in reaching my goals so far! I spent the 2002 to 2005 seasons at Montana State, where I set a school record for career passing yards, led my team in rushing yards during my senior season, and concluded my college career ranked fourth all-time in rushing yards and touchdowns – the highest total for any quarterback at Montana State. While I’ve spent much of the last several years with a number of different professional football teams, I’m happy to have had these opportunities to play the game I love. Whether it’s stints in Seattle with the Seahawks of the NFL, in New Orleans with the Saints or moving overseas to play with NFL Europa’s Berlin Thunder, I know these experiences have all contributed to making me the person and player I am today. With these experiences in mind, I remember what it’s like to be a young athlete with a dream of playing at the professional level which is a big reason why taking part in the Lions’ community initiatives is so important to me. Whether it’s acting as a guest coach at a local community football practice or helping run a Timbits Camp at our practice facility, it’s a rewarding feeling to know I could be inspiring a young person to pursue their goals in sports and in life. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay enjoys taking part in the club’s community programs and working with young people to help them pursue their goals.

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GAGNON - Dorothy May 23, 1920 - October 13, 2010. Dorothy Irene Gagnon, passed away peacefully, at the age of 90 on October 13, 2010 at the Capilano Care Centre in West Vancouver. Dorothy is survived by her husband Louis Gagnon and her five children Sharon 'Cookie' Alderson (Doug), Brian Gagnon (Wendy), Barbara Lennie (Angus), Denise Gagnon (D’Arcy), Paul Gagnon (Marina), ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Bill Olson of Ottawa. Dorothy was born in Saskatchewan but spent most of her life in B.C. Dorothy moved to North Vancouver in 1946 where she raised her family and had many friends. Dorothy also lived in Parksville, BC, for ten years. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace Mom. No memorial service by request.

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CAMPBELL - George (Harvey) Born July 29, 1933 - October 19, 2010. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather after a short courageous battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Lou of 45 years, his daughte r L is a , so n Sean (Rachelle) and his loving grandchildren Luke & Jack. A special thanks to our friends and caregivers for all their loving support at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Agency. No service by request.

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HALVERSON, Edith Passed away peacefully in her sleep Oct. 24, 2010. Survived by brother George (Betty), sister Melita and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Udo, her husband Jack Halverson and partner Howard Gawley. Born June 9, 1927 in Radisson Saskatchewan and grew up in Makwa Saskatchewan. Edith moved to North Battleford when she finished school and worked in a hospital. There she met and married her husband Jack. Jack and Edith soon moved to Vancouver. Edith worked at St. Pauls Hospital (leaving with a letter of recognition) before she began her 27 years at BC Hydro main office. When she wasn’t working, Edith had a passion for crafts. Flower arranging and cake decorating were just a few. Everyone agrees that there is one word to describe Edith “Social”. She was on the social committee at BC Hydro and everyone knew her. Her friends were like family and describe her as warm hearted and generous. She never missed arranging gatherings or sending cards for birthdays and special occasions. She always took pictures and sent them to everyone. During retirement, Edith and Howard spent many happy times at Silver Harbour Seniors Center and from there she became part of a group of “girls” that met weekly for aquatic exercises and coffee. The family would like to thank everyone at Summerhill and her friends for looking after her. Our memories of Edith will always be with us. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Boal Chapel Memorial Gardens, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver at 2:00 on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Flowers or donations can be made in Edith’s name to the organization of your choice.

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JACKSON - Ruth Elizabeth Passed away gloriously in her 85th year in the early hours of October 19, 2010 at Lion’s Gate Hospital with her three children by her side. Predeceased by her husband, Lloyd. Ruth will be forever cherished, sadly missed and lovingly remembered as a woman of faith, full of life and laughter, spirited and young at heart. Survived by her son, John (Cindy), daughter, Sharon, daughter, Susan (Skip), grandchildren, Timothy, Elizabeth-Anne, Christina and great grandchildren, Brooklynn and Brody and neices and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver, BC, on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 2 pm. Pastor Owen Scott officiating. Flowers gratefully declined in favor of a donation to BC Children’s Hospital.

JACKSON, Ellen June 21, 1922 - October 23, 2010 It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce the passing of Ellen Jackson. Ellen was born in Ashton- under-Lyne, Lancashire, England. Immigrated to Canada in 1957. Predeceased by her husband, Thomas Jackson in 1984. Ellen will be sadly missed by her children, Michael (Lenore), grandsons Stephen, Andrew; Patrick (Bonnie), grandchildren, Bryanne, Ethan; daughter Kerry; son Kevin (Sandra) grandchildren Tara (Abeir) and great grandchildren Ellysaiya and Tryton, grandson Anthony (Lisa) and granddaughter Natalie. As well as many other relatives and friends. Ellen lived a rich and full life. She was a devoted Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother and her family was very precious to her. She was active and made numerous friends in Scottish Dancing and Badminton. A Special Thank You to Inglewood Care Centre and Staff for their loving care and compassion during mom’s stay. Funeral Mass will be held at Christ the Redeemer, 595 Keith Road, West Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday October 30, 2010 at 11:00am. For those wishing to share a memory of Ellen, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com.

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OPRE´ - Kalman Josef Sept. 4, 1924 - Oct. 19, 2010 Kal passed away peacefully with his wife and children by his side. He is survived by his loving wife Betty of 55 years, daughter Karin (Tom), son John (Elaine), grandchildren Sean (Racheal), Lisa, Nyree, Alyssa, Kalman, and great-granddaughter Gracie. He was born in Szeged, Hungary. Although, proud of his Hungarian heritage he firmly adopted Canada as his home when he arrived in 1949. He was a man of many talents; artist, writer, publisher, teacher, athlete, and entrepreneur. Kal was a free spirit, living life to the fullest, with many accomplishments along the way. With his autobiography nearly completed, family and friends have the opportunity to continue to learn of his amazing adventurous life. The family would like to thank Dr. L. Bard, Dr. J. Shaw, and the staff at Lions Gate Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundations or the BC Cancer Society. There will be a Memorial Service held at 2:00pm on Friday, October 29, 2010, at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver

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WILLIAMS - Mary Elizabeth ‘Bette’ (nee Armstrong) Aug 4, 1922 - Oct 19, 2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend on October 19, 2010. Bette leaves behind her adoring husband of 66 years, Lloyd Williams, her children Jane, Dai & Martha Williams, her grandchildren Evan Williams, Kyle Williams, Paul Steffes and her great-grandson, Jayden Williams. She is predeceased by her brother, Rae Alden (Syd Armstrong). Bette was born in Anyox, BC and raised in Vancouver where she attended Kitsilano High School. There she excelled in sports, especially field hockey. She met Lloyd in high school and they eloped during WWII in October 1944 when Lloyd was home on leave from the Navy. Bette lived in West Vancouver for the past 45 years where she played badminton, was an original member of the Ambleside Waterfront Ratepayers Association, loved to paint and for many years was a member of the West Vancouver Sketch Club. Her greatest love apart from family was playing bridge. Bette loved her home and surroundings and not a day went by when she didn’t express to friends and family how lucky and fortunate she felt to live where she did and to have had such a long and fulfilling life. All who knew her looked to her for her wisdom and inner strength and loved her for her truthfulness and loyalty. Bette’s wishes were that her family celebrate her life privately. Flowers graciously declined; however, friends wishing to honour Bette’s memory, please do so with an association of your choice.'

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A54 – North Shore News – Wednesday, October 27, 2010

EMPLOYMENT Employment

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Accounting

Career Services/ Job Search

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 PUT POWER into your career! As a Fairview Power Engineer. Oncampus boiler lab. 4th Class-Part A 3rd Class. Affordable residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT Park Shore BMW has a position available for a fulltime Accounting Assistant. The position features working in a modern, stateof-the art dealership and a competitive compensation package. The ideal candidate will have strong accounting and payroll skills and be able to multi-task within a fast paced working environment. If you are interested in a progressive and friendly dealership, please submit resume to: Park Shore BMW Email: kirsten@ parkshorebmw.com Fax: 604 985 9114

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Beauticians/ Barbers

Hairdresser/Receptionist Expect to provide personalized customer service & attain expert product knowledge. Mojan Hair Design 604-986-8040

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General Employment

GREAT OPPORTUNITY! Hiring on-site managers/maintenance full-time mature persons for Northern Alberta Apartment Complex. Husband and wife team preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. Resumes to: jordan@dynastyproperties.com. Fax 1-780-623-9345.

LOT PERSON

Auto dealer has openings for full and part time lot attendants. Must be energetic and enjoy working in a team environment. Requires a valid B.C. drivers license and must be proficient driving manual transmission. Full medical and dental plan plus benefits. Submit resume with references. Contact: Service Manager, Pacific Honda, 816 Automall Drive, North Vancouver Fax: 604-982-3085

MIRA STUDIOS is looking for a F/T Stylist to rent a chair. Call Tara, 604-219-4718.

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2095 General Employment

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

NEED EXTRA INCOME?

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

778-968-4400

PANAGO, Seymour, N.Van is looking for a Store SupervisorNight Shift, to supervise staff, order supplies, ensure food service & quality control, record keeping, preparing reports & knowledge of culinary genres. Start @ $13.50/hr. Temp & F/T position. Email resume to: rustyseymournv@yahoo.com

RESEARCH SURVEY Research Survey - $75! Looking for men and women (ages: 30-48) to attend upcoming music study, taking place in downtown Vancouver (Burrard/Robson area) Tues. Nov. 9th. Those attending receive $75 for their time/ feedback. To attend, please call Shaw Research Solutions at 604-720-4833.

V E T E R A N S

ONLY

$999 PLUS TAX

Price includes: Photo, Name & 25 Word Biography

Cpl. Glen Windsor Served in the Canadian Army during World War II. Member of the Red Deer Branch of the Legion in Alberta with Member Title of Trooper. Cpl. Windsor passed away on June 11, 1997 at the age of 80.

Send picture and 25 words or less to

REMEMBRANCE DAY NORTH SHORE NEWS #100 - 126 East 15th Street North Vancouver, BC, V7L 2P9 Attention: Remembrance Day or email: nmather@canwest.com

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. If you’ve been looking for a home-based opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work. Qualified applicants receive training, support and monthly remuneration. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca RESIDENTIAL BUILDING MANAGEMENT Central Lonsdale rental building seeks proposals to provide interior/exterior maintenance/ repairs, rent suites and resolve tenant concerns. 'Live-in' an option (15 suite building). Must be bondable. Email proposal to northvanapart@telus.net

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Honouring Our

DEADLINE: NOV. 1ST, 2010

General Employment

Molly Maid

ANNOUNCEMENTS We are proud of those men and women that are serving our country now or served in the past. Submit a photo of yourself or a loved one who served our country with a brief biography. ALL PHOTOS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN EARLY NOVEMBER as a tribute page honouring our past and current military personnel.

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Payment can be made by cheque. Please check box if you wish to pay by credit card and a sales representative will contact you.

Name:______________________________________________ Phone:______________________________________________ Please enclose a S.A.S.E. if you would like your photo returned.

Home Support

PART TIME LIVE IN CAREGIVER WANTED for elderly woman with dementia. Parkgate area, car preferred. Salary negotiable. Experience required. Please call 778-397-1952

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Hotel Restaurant

Bean Around the World is looking for year round employees! Must be available to work mornings, weekdays and have a flexible schedule. Please apply with resume at: 1520 Marine Dr. West Van, No calls please.

C-LOVERS

We are looking for a ★ P/T Server

Please drop off resume: 1660 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS INC. (o/a Tim Hortons) 1409 Marine Dr. North Vancouver Food Counter Attendant Full Time / Shift Work NIghts, overnights, early mornings and weekends $10.31 / hr + Benefits Apply now: Timhortons863@gmail.com Fax resume to 778-340-1136

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.

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Sales

A LEADING FURNITURE & appliance retailer in the B.C. Southern Interior has an opening for a Sales Associate. Some computer skills are required. We offer a competitive commission salary and great team environment. Please mail or email your resume to: P.O. Box 397, Trail BC, V1R 4L7; rob@homegoodsfurniture.com

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Trades/Technical

2K FIBERTEK Industries Ltd. req’s exp’d F/T Welder. Competitive Wage, Benefits & Training. Resume to: gyachts@gmail.com EDMONTON BASED COMPANY looking for qualified & experienced equipment operators; mulcher operator experience considered an asset. Out of town & camp work, mid November start. Safety tickets & drivers abstract required. Fax 780-488-3002; jobs@commandequipment.com

ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE/ JOURNEYMAN Journeyman and 1st - 3rd year apprentice for F/T inside work. Commercial exp. an asset. North Shore resident pref. Must be able to speak & write English. Email resume & salary expectation to: larryah@telus.net FINNING (CANADA) is now hiring Heavy Equipment Technicians, Service Supervisors and 3rd and 4th year Apprentices in various locations throughout Western Canada. Visit our website to view the locations that are currently hiring and to submit your resume: www.finning.ca

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Career Services/ Job Search

APARTMENT/CONDOMINIUM MANAGERS (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of grads working! Government certified. 30 years of success! www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

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Appliances

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

ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS

1825 Lonsdale Ave

604-987-7330

LIKE NEW! Fridge Stove Washer Dryer

200 $ 100 $ 150 $ 100 $

Warranty & Delivery Removal Available

604.306.5134 2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. 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 Collectors DOLLS all kinds & sizes. BARBIES $2+ up. Guitar $45; Violin $179. 778-862-7140 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.

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. Get 14 WorkPlace Certificates in 12 Days! Save Thousands. Start Today. www.dgscanada.ca 604-888-3008

Tutoring Services

MATH/SCIENCE TUTOR We come to you - 100s of local ref’s. Our past students are in TOP Universities. Call 604.375.7761 Today! PROFESSIONAL MATH TUTOR Over 15 yrs exp K-12. Excellent Results. Shiva 604-729-5744 TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100 ajonescox@tutordoctor.com www.tutordoctor.com

Upgrade your skills. Find education training in the Classifieds.

#1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206. www.crownsteelbuildings.ca. BUILDING SALE... “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES!” 25X30 $6200. 30X40 $8950. 32X60 $13,800. 32X80 $19,600. 35X60 $15,650. 40X70 $16,400. 40X100 $26,800. 46X140 $39,600. OTHERS. Doors 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 STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Incredible end-ofseason factory discounts on various models/sizes. Plus FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL FOR CLEARANCE QUOTE AND BROCHURE - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

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Musical Instruments

MOVING sale lovely BALDWIN piano w/bench, North American made, $795 offers. 604-913-1127 REDUCED: DIGITAL Korg Piano, 88 keys model EC150 piano, with bench, paid $2060, receipt, as new $600, 604-913-2173

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Recycler

AQUARIUM, 30 gal all equip, free you p/u, 604-980-5019 after 3pm FIREWOOD.. ROUND cut logs, FREE for pick up at 4407 Woodpark Road FREE CREAM colour couch 34\'x94\' good condition, has a full set of slip/cushion covers in a neutral oak leaf pattern. 778-991-1656

KITCHEN CABS, 15 x 10ft, $650; fridge sub zero, micro & dw $650, good cond. 604-999-9695

LOVESEAT, RECLINER, drawers, Canon photocopier & fax machine, Ikea dbl & more. Free for pickup. 604-904-7786

MATTRESS/BOXSPRING, SINGLE Beautyrest, exc cond. $150. call 604-922-7468.

SINGLE BED, attractive round glass top dining table & 4 white chairs. 778-862-7140

W/D, WHITE, works good $100; jacuzzi hottub outdoor, $1000. 604-929-8826 or 617-3416

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Fuel

WHITE LOVE seat, cushions, nice size, slightly curved, you pick up. 604-984-6509.

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Wanted to Buy

FIREARMS

Education

FOODSAFE 1 Day Courses #1 in BC • $62 • 604-272-7213 www.advance-education.com

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2010

Lumber/Building Supplies

A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H FIREWOOD, DRY seasonsed. fir, maple, alder, full cords, split and delivered. 1-604-993-0094

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

TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Pick up or delivered. Rod 604-985-7193

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Furniture

7 MAHOGANY tables, incld cocktail (coffee), 2 side, console, all $650, or sold separately $30 $200. exc cond. 604-922-4754 DINING TABLE, light oak, round, 4 chairs, great cond. asking $250; 604-925-9397 D/R STE, table w/6 chairs, like new, Q/S Bdrm ste, 5 piece, call for more info. 604-671-3110

MOVING: 2 Loveseats floral $300 or both $500; Trad. wood dining table, 6 upholstered chairs, 3 xtra leafs, $700; solid oak 5 piece br $500; exc cond 604-731-4682 MOVING SALE! Must sell! bdrm & dining room suite, living room furn. sofa bed, 604-612-4249

MOVING soon MUST sell! Thomasville Mystique Dining Ste, 6ft table x 45in & 2 inserts, Hutch w/glass & lights 6ft x 19in, 8 chairs, $2500. Sony Trinitron TV 36in & cabinet $100. Pool/ Billiard Table 3/4 size + extras, $200. Norris Metal Safe 4ftx4ft $200. All OBO. 778-552-5557 SOFA/LOVESEAT $250, extra clean no bed bugs, 4 dwr dresser nite tbl IKEA $100 604-985-9443 SOFAS; 1 lrg white 4 seater: $250. 1 beige 2 seater: $175. both in very good cond 604-987-2725

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Cats

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

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


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Dogs

2 AKC registered Yorkie terriers, contact bcrandell@blumail.org BLACK LAB puppies 4 males 1 female 8 wks old both parents reg. Excl hunting capability. $600 No Sunday calls 604-819-1729 BOUVIER DES FLANDERS Puppies: 6 Females, 4 Males: 3 Blonde, 3 Brindle, 4 Black, can view parents, $480 604 942 1916 BOXERS, CKC reg. show champion lines, 9 flashy brindle males, 2 reverse, chip, wormed & shots, ready Nov 12. 604-987-0020

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

604-983-8407

4060 CHOCOLATE LAB PUPS pure bred, english style, CKC reg’d, dewormed, 1st shots, ready Nov 1. $850. Call Glenn 604-230-5136

DOBERMAN PUPS. Female/ Male. Tails/ears/dew claws done. Black/tan. $1,500. 604-607-7433

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

GOLDEN RETRIEVERS born Aug 31 family raised 1 shots, dewormed, vet ✔ $600. Ph 604-701-1587 GORGEOUS PUPS avail! LUNA KENNELS, Grooming and other prods coming soon! 604 807 9088 - Abbots MALTI-SHIH & Bichon 2 m, 2 f,

dewormed, 1st shots, ready now, see parents $500 firm 604-625-7718

Metaphysical

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

4530 D’ARCY A 6 yr old giant schauzer/ poodle very healthy & quiet dog is looking for a good home. Likes kids, his ball & new friends. Perfect family pet. 778-991-2117

Homecare Available

Travel Destinations

RARE! CHOCOLATE, Blue, cream & brindle. French Bulldogs, Reserve now! 604-802-6934 www.westcoastrarebulldogs.com

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Skiing

MT. BAKER SKI AREA - 2 cabins, 1 property. Rent one, use one. Gated community with amenities. 35 minutes from border $399,500 U.S. Maryann Angus 360-224-6704 www.mymtbakerhome.com

YORKSHIRE TERRIER, 10 wks old, registered, male, + box, leash & food, $850. 604-537-7010

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Pet Services

PET HOTEL @YVR FREE daycare or Overnight stay for first time clients! Call now 604-238-PETS www.jetpetresort.com

DO YOU LOVE YOUR PET?

Send in your pet photos to the NORTH SHORE NEWS and we’ll post them to our website, nsnews.com. Include your photo and name plus your pet’s name, age, breed and any other details you’d like featured. Send your email to photo@nsnews.com or submit it via our website.

80% COMMISSION TRAVELONLY has 500 agents across Canada. Business opportunities with low investment, unlimited income potential, generous tax/travel benefits. Run your travel company, full-time, part-time from home. Register for FREE seminar, www.travelonly.ca, 1-800-608-1117, Ext. 2020. REQUIRED $260,000 US Dollars for 1 week for Shipping Minors Gold to refinery in Europe for transportation and export taxes. Exceptional return. 604-538-4922 RESIDENTIAL BUILDING MANAGEMENT Central Lonsdale rental building seeks proposals to provide interior/exterior maintenance/ repairs, rent suites and resolve tenant concerns. 'Live-in' an option (15 suite building). Must be bondable. Email proposal to northvanapart@telus.net

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Business Services

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.

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Financial Services

DEBT STRESS? Debts got you worried? End those phone calls. Avoid bankruptcy. Contact us for a no-cost consultation. Online: www.mydebtsolution.com or toll-free 1-877-556-3500 IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

To advertise call

Personals

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Personals

Childcare Available

★ BOOK NOW!★ An overseas live-in Nanny for 2010 placement. 604-682-4688 Exp. with excellent refs. avail 2 to 3 days a wk 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★

Reduce Reuse Recycle The classifieds can help! 604.795.4417 604.630.3300

SUDOKU

Lily’s Relaxation Centre Nice Oriental Massage

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

SPA LTD.

Relaxation Massage Special Rates meridienspa.com

604-985-4969

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Escort Services

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

nsnews.com

LEGALS

Legal/Public Notices

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.

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

BUTTERFLY MASSAGE, Asian lovely girls, 4536 Hastings St, Bby. 10am-1am, 604-299-1514.

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Fun By The Numbers

KITTENCLUB.CA 604-299-0872 near 2nd Narrows Bridge - $100 Special. ‘All we wear is lingerie’

Body Work

$8 FOR 10 MINUTES chair massage, yoga stretching massage Guranteed the best! 1500 Pemberton Ave, N Van. 778-340-3888

SUDOKU

DENIED CANADA PENSION PLAN DISABILITY BENEFITS? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. www.dcac.ca.

Meridien

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

604-630-3300 YELLOW LAB pups, parents PB, 1st shots, dewormed, 7 wks. $600. 604-701-9952 No sunday calls

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com

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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. 1-877-804-5381. (18+)

WHISTLER, Gorgeous 5 BR exec view home in Alpine. Winter Lease. $5000/mo. 604-649-2777

$500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660 www.moneyprovider.com MIN PIN, F, red, 8 wk, dewclawed & tails, vet ✔, incls pup pack, friendly. $650. 604-719-4404

Business Opps/ Franchises

Spooked!

While fun for kids, Halloween can be the family pet’s worst nightmare: • Candy and wrappers can be toxic, keep them out of reach. Instruct little pet owners not to share their loot. • Loud noises such as firecrackers, fireworks and the frequent sound of the doorbell can stress a pet. Keep animals confined and comforted. • Nervous dogs can behave erratically – watch for unusually aggressive behavior or an increased chance of running off. • Sadly, pets can become the target of Halloween pranks. Keep them indoors, safe and secure. • Decorations can be dangerous to those living close to the ground. Avoid opportunities to explore candles, streamers, fake webs, styrofoam tombstones and other holiday hazards. • Pet costumes can be cute, but keep in mind they are designed for human entertainment. Make sure pets appear happy, can move normally, that their vision and hearing isn’t obstructed and that costumes are not secured with rubber bands. Information provided by: North Shore Child Care Resource Program, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society: 604-985-7138

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A56 – North Shore News – Wednesday, October 27, 2010

REAL ESTATE 6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

7 YEARS Retail Computer Store, West Van for sale. Guaranteed return within 1 yr. 604-220-9018 ESTABLISHED TOW TRUCK BUSINESS FOR SALE due to health problem. Great cash base business especially in bad & snowy weather. $10,000 $12,000 income per mth. For alot more info call 604-729-1003

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Burnaby

3337 Ganymede Dr, Bby N, Renod 3 lvl T/H, 3BR + rec rm, wlk to sch & amen, quick sale, $295K. Mala @ Sutton 604-710-9030

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-18

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New Westminster

Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

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North Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR $950, Dec 1st, top fl, 1 blk to Lonsdale, incl heat/hw. Reno’d. 140 W.17th. 990-8262/ 985-1658

Sat/Sun #102-505 9th St, Uptown NWest, WOW! 1187sf, crnr 2BR + den, $199,900! 40+, Fay Tomlinson, Sutton WC, 778-772-9848

6008-30

Surrey

❏ 8655 159 St, 3 lvl T/H, 3 yrs, 3BR, 3ba, move in cond. $335K. ❏ 7837 128th St, 2 lvls T/H, 3BR, 2ba, new roof, exc cond, $310K. ❏ 10777 University Dr, Brand New High rise, 12th flr, 1BR, 1ba Condo, $299K. All Motivated. Mala @ Sutton 604-710-9030

To advertise in the North Shore News Classified

uSELLaHOME.com

$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Chilliwack Promontory spotless 2403sf 4br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite $399K 824-9700 id5252 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 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 Sry E Newton 3 yr old 2276sf 5br 3.5ba w/2br bsmnt suite $465,900 807-8979 id5253

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Lots & Acreage

REAL ESTATE section, call

604-630-3300

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

Dreaming of a New Home?

1 BR Avail Nov 1, 140 E 15th St. on bus route, np, $950+utils 604-618-9259, 604-988-1956 1 BR, quiet bldg, X from LGH, hyd/cbl, prkg incl, N/S, sm. pet ok, Dec 1. $1100/mo, 604-929-6793

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, $1125-$1200, central Lonsdale panoramic view, balc. cable heat, quiet bldg, ns, np, 913-6727

2 br bright, central Lonsdale, parking available, heat, cable & hot water, cat ok 604-988-1346 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 $1800. 604-687-1686 326 WEST 1st St. 1 bdrm $775 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916

Beautiful Large Suites 1 br $925: 2 Bdrms from $1310. Avail now or Nov 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-986-3866

Check the Real estate section.

To advertise call 604-630-3300

Chesterfield/W15, 1br, fp, incld heat hw, cable, 1 yr lease, no pets, $870up, 604-987-9899 LE CHATEAU, 1110 E 27th, Lynn Valley 1, 2 & 3 Br large starting @ $950. np, ns, 604-980-9219

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★ 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★

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

LOWER LONSDALE, Immaculate 1 BR, top flr, South view, balc, secure, concrete, n/s, 6 ss appls, 1 park & storage, ht, h/s, gas incls, pets ok, Avail Oct 25, Lease, $1440 + hydro, cable, phone. 604-922-1674 MARK LOMA APTS - 144 E. 19th St. - 2 bdrm $1350 Weekdays 604-990-2971

138 EAST ESPLANADE

As new 1 BR. Will be available long term. Air conditioned. Lease and excellent references a must. $1450. Al Dodimead, ACD Realty 604 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield Rd. NV 2 bdrm $1375 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

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BDRM $1400, great location in heart of Ambleside. n/s, no pets. Available Nov. 1st . 604-926-1010 Bonavista Mgt.

604-986-4138

Beautiful Views

Cpl. Glen Windsor Served in the Canadian Army during World War II. Member of the Red Deer Branch of the Legion in Alberta with Member Title of Trooper. Cpl. Windsor passed away on June 11, 1997 at the age of 80.

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concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

North Vancouver

604-985-2926

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

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

DELBROOK GARDENS 2 BR $1540 Wdays 604-990-2971 Weekends 604-985-2876

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR faces south, now, quiet bldg Bellevue Ave. Rent incl heat, hw, basic cable & prkg, 604-926-1691

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 1 BR +den, new, spacious, wd, dw, ug prkg, storage, $1700. ns, avail Nov. 1, 778-968-0815

1 BR Dundarave, 1 blk to village & Seawall, bus at door. Quiet, suits 1, ns, np $950 incl cable & utils. Avail now 604-603-7010

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

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.

At the PREMIERE

Esplanade St. North Van 2 bdrm, 2 full bath, 1100 sqft, balcony. $1800 incl h/w, heat, air cond, storage, 2 u/g prkg. Access to swimming pool & gym at the Pinnacle Hotel. No pets. Available December 1st.

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Apartments & Condos

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 4 BR avail Nov 1. 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

$795, UPPER Lonsdale, like new, vacant, bright spacious studio suite, for 1 only, Heritage Mansion, view, deck, laundry, np, ns, refs. 604-889-9338

CLASSI FI ED

6505

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.

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach now, pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Av. 604-926-6287

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 $1070 M-F 604-990-2971 wkends 985-2876

6515

Duplexes - Rent

CENTRAL LONSDALE, great views, 3 br, 3 decks, 1 1/2 baths, 1400 sf, 2 flrs, $1725. Cats ok, ns. Pls call Shirley 604-986-7712

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 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

6522

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 1BR WATERFRONT, HOT TUB Nov 1 to Mar 31, in Deep Cove Only 25 min to Downtown Van 604-928-8225 $1995

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, long term. 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com UPPER DUNDARAVE, furn 1 bdrm ground level, 1 blk to bus, awesome view, priv outside area, w/d, np, ns, built-in vac, in-flr heat, $1200 incl util & hi-spd internet. Avail Immed. Call 604-913-3144

6525

Garages

CARPORT CENTRAL Lonsdale, $75/mth, avail now. Safe & well lit. 604-987-2691

Call Resident Manager to View

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 BR Avail Nov 1 & 15

Prestigious building next to seawall. Completely renovated, granite c/tops, new appls, d/w, new kitchen & bath rm cabinets, indoor pool. Stunning ocean, city & mnt view. Steps to community ctr, shops, transit & restaurants. Sorry, no pets. 1 yr lse.

Call 604-922-8815 to view.

2 BDRM VIEW 3 bath, 2 lvl executive, 2 ug prkg, w/d, n/s, Nov 1st. $3800. 604-374-4544 2 BR, 2109 Bellevue. view, hardwood, hw & heat incl’d, Nov 1, np, $1500, 604-986-1294

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

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 – North Shore News – A57

RENTALS 6540

Houses - Rent

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 3 BDRM, 2 bath, dbl carport Brooks Bank view home. Available Nov 15, $2000 per month. 604-539-0141. 3 BDRM, Executive VIEW West Van 1bath, wd, fp, prkg. N/S, N/P Nov 1st. $3800. 604-374-4544

6600

6602

Storage

AVAIL NOW! Lower Lonsdale storage space, 600sf, electricity $450, also 900sf. with large loading doors, high ceilings, lane access. $900. 604-983-9493 LARGE STORAGE ONLY 15 x 20 x 15 high. Dry & secure, Lower Lonsdale $450. 604-987-2691

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, $875 Lynn Valley, nr bus, suits 1 Only prkg, garden entry, fp, ns, np, Nov 1, 604-988-3392

3 BR + Den, Beautiful Rancher, 2 Bath. Child safe Cul-De-Sac. Avail Dec 1st. $2400/Mth. Call 604-727-9325 or 604-925-9326 1 BR above ground, new suite, dw, share wd Grand Blvd $1100 incl utils, ns np 604-986-4580 3 or 4 BR, Dundarave, 2 bath, 2 fp, 5 appls, quiet St. Lovely View, avail Nov 1. $2750 604-926-9394 3br+den Caulfeild Vlge 2.5bath, quiet, garage, cul-de-sac, $3500+ np, Lighthouse 604-551-1409

1 BR Deep Cove VIEW DECK new reno above grd, $850+% util ns np also 2 br, 2 bath, executive ste, view, $1650 604-929-2435 1 BR gnd lvl in Eagle Harbour. $1250 incl. util, cble, wi-fi, ns, cat OK, shrd wd, Nov 1 778 279 8087 1 BR Gousewoods area, self cont’d, w/d, exc loc, np, ns, Avail Now $1150 incl util 604-961-3664

4 BR, 2 full bath, 2 level, Upper Lons. fncd yd, carport, SS appl, $2500 +ut, Now. 604-338-1858 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

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

5 BR 3 bath British Prop. home, like new home,1/2 acre lot, Nov 15, $5000. Audry 778-986-6229

1 BR new bsmt ste, nr Lonsdale, own w/d, cable + utils incl, $950, ns, np, Nov 1, 778-998-9291 1 BR reg furn,, sep entry, prkg, bus, ns, np, Fishermans Cove $800 incl, Nov 1. 604-921-7008 2 BR, 1 ba bsmt, full reno, Lynn Valley 5 appl $1300 incls int/cable + 1/2 utils, furn or unfurn, ns, avail now 604-773-3595, 647-0990 2 BR, 1bath, large kitchen, 3086 William, L. Valley, lawn /patio ns, $1300. Dec 1, 604-986-7712 2 BR bsmt ste, Lynn Valley, wd, np, ns, suits 1 or 2 prof. Avail Nov 20 or Dec 1. $1350 incls utils & cable 778-338-3230

CANYON HEIGHTS Highland Blvd, 5 br, 2.5 bath, hardwood, 2600sf, $2700 neg. + utils. avail Immed, ns, np 604-926-5273msg

2 BR + den, NEW, 2 ba bright bsmt ste, w/d, master w/ensuite, priv backyard, Central Lonsdale $1500+util 778-990-3532

DEEP COVE water view 1 BR f/p, hardwood flrs, patio, shed, lrg lot, quiet area $1450. 604-929-5191

2 br. garden level, immed, upper Lonsdale, carport, ns, np, wd, fp, $1150+40%utils 604-925-1036

NORTH VANCOUVER Brooksbank area, 3 BR hse, 1500 sqft, incls w/d, d/w, f/p, one car garage, Avail Immed, $2200, N/S, N/P. Please call 604-904-6772 or legacy@legacyfilmworks.com

6565

Office/Retail Rent

WEST VAN - RETAIL Marine Dr - sunny side Ambleside stores. 604-836-2494

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

1 BR in spacious home for n/s female, internet, w/d, $495, bath enste $595 incl. 604-980-2106 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

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR newer bsmt suite, $1200 np, W. Queens Rd. upper Lonsdale 604-986-6445 or 604-785-5106

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

LYNN VALLEY View, lrg, bright, reno’d bach, sep kitchen, fp, patio,priv entry, prkg, fenced yrd, dog ok, 1 or 2 n/s 604-988-4068

$

9135

Townhouses Rent

4 BR executive, 1580sf, 3.5 bath, 5 appls, double garage, nr Cap Univ., ns, np, $3200 unfurn, $3600 furn. Dec 1, 604-999-4480

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

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6615

Wanted To Rent

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

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

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WEST VAN Senior Dream, $1390. Cozy suite, Bellevue Ave. Quiet, 1 BR, 1 bath, w/d, 900sf, ns, np, NOW, Tina 604-551-3142

3 BDRM upper flr of house, shrd w/d, ns np, $1550 incl utils, Avail Now or Dec 1. call 604-988-5513 3 BR, 2 bath, lwr Pemberton, new reno, 1500sf, ns np $1500 + 50% utils. Now, Nina 604-925-8824

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6605

Auto Miscellaneous

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AVAIL DEC. 1, newly renovated upper floor of house, all appl, inste w/d, Westlynn. 1400sf, 2br, 2 full bath, 2 sundecks, N/S N/P, $1700 incl utils, 604-551-4252

2 BR large bsmt suite, storage, pets ok, ns, Grand Blvd area, immed, $1100, 604-626-6501 2 BR new, Lynn Valley, d/w, insuite w/d, fenced yard, nr amen $1400 immed np ns 604-990-9539

9105

950 SF, BACH above grnd bsmt Upper Lonsdale, ns np share w/d, $950 + 1/2 utils 604-298-0507

RETIRED BUS Driver & wife with small mature dog want to rent 1 br on North Shore 778-867-6482 2 BR GRD lvl, bright, recent reno, share w/d, n/s, n/p Grd Blvd ref’s, $1275 incl Immed 604-340-5116

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2010 LEXUS LX570 Grey, fully loaded, only 6,800kms, save $10,000 $88,990

2008 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT Supercharged, C1156 $65,999

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 $18,695

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

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2009 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID Leather, fully equipped, C1132 $21,999

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

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

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

2009 INFINITI G37S C1143 $42,999

2010 VOLVO S40 Leather, sunroof, only 24,000kms ONLY $27,930

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

2009 LEXUS ISF Silver on black $59,990

2008 LAND ROVER LR2 C1139 $33,999

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

2007 MERCEDES BENZ B200 White, leather, a/c, fully loaded, only 50,400kms, priced for a quick sale, U5578 SALE PRICE $19,995

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

2007 RANGE ROVER SPORT HSE Fully equipped $41,999

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

2007 NISSAN 350Z CONVERT Black on black, 6spd manual, only 47,000kms, beauty, U5526. Was $32,995 CLEARANCE PRICE $29,995

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

2007 LEXUS RX400H C1140 $33,999

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

2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 4WD, V6, silver, one owner, local, 105,000kms, U5593 SALE PRICE $19,995

2007 LEXUS RX 350 White on black leather, premium pkg, only 53,700kms, one owner, very clean $35,990

2007 HONDA ACCORD C1151 $20,999

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 $8,995

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

2007 VW GTI C1163 $28,999

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

2004 SUZUKI SWIFT Silver, 4dr, only 86,700kms, U101177A SALE PRICE $6,995

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

2006 INFINITI G35 Fully equipped, C1170 $21,999

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

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

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

2006 MERCEDES BENZ ML350 C1144 $31,999

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 $24,995

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AUTOMOTIVE HOME SERVICES 9110

Collectibles & Classics

1990 BMW M5, only 48,000 km, all original, like new. $18,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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9160

Central Auto

The North Shore’s Best 2004 Range Rover HSE, auto/Tiptronic, local, navigation system, new tires, only 65k, spotlessley kept. $27,850 2005 Mercedes Benz E320 4Matic Sedan, auto/Tiptronic, local, navigation system, only 87k, new tires, spotless. $24,850 2001 Mercedes Benz S500 Luxury Sedan, auto/Tiptronic, navigation system, only 58k from new, spotless. $22,850 2007 Volvo C30 2.4i Coupe, auto, local, power moonroof, a/c, pwr group, only 39k from new, spotlessly kept. $18,850 2003 Mercedes Benz SLK 230 pwr steel top convertible, auto/Tiptronic, local, only 85k, immaculate. $17,850

2005 Mercedes Benz C230 4Dr Kompressor auto, local, alloy wheels, only $17,850 70k, spotless 2004 Mercedes Benz C240 4dr Sedan auto/tiptronic, local, sunroof, alloy wheels, only 63k, immaculate $16,850 2004 Mercedes Benz C240 4Dr Sedan auto/Tiptronic, local, $16,850 only 56k, spotless.

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Sports & Imports

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Wed to Sat 9am - 5pm 2005 Mercedes Benz C230 Kompressor Sports Hatch Coupe, 6spd manual, panorama sunroof, only 59k, spotless. $15,850

2003 Mercedes Benz CL230K Sports Coupe auto/tiptronic, local, panorama sunroof, only 53k, spotlessly kept $13,850 2002 Mercedes Benz C240 4dr sedan auto/Tiptronic, local, sunroof, $12,850 only 55k, spotless.

1980 FORD Ranger F150, 219,000km. Propane. Runs Well. $800 obo. Call Ron 604-872-1516

9160

Sports & Imports

2002 Mercedes Benz C240 4dr Sedan local, auto/tiptronic, only 59k, $12,850 spotless. 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

1991 ACURA Integra RS, 2 dr h/b, red, well maintained, a/cared, fun to drive $1650 604-709-0701

1993 VW Golf CL, silver, 222km, new tires, muffler, battery, tuneup, $2500. 604-985-8495 (eves)

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

9173

Vans

2000 CARAVAN, silver, good cond, family owned, $1400, 988-8070 or 813-5598

8030

Carpentry

Accelerate your car buying

Home & Yard Carpentry. Small jobs. Bsmt, floors, concrete form, tiles. Francisco 604-710-9837 www.chulavistalandscaping.ca Local BCIT grad carpenter w/ red seal ticket for int/ext. small jobs. call Bruce 604-928-3160

8050

Chimney Services

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

8055

Cleaning

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

✫✫A CLEAN SWEEP ✫ Reliable Housecleaning service. Low rates 778 836-9970 ✫✫ 604 987-9970 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

Computer Services

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

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE & ASPHALT

• Removal & Replace • Free Disposal • Free Estimates • Quality Guaranteed • Fully Insured • Commercial / Residential

LMD Ltd. 604-540-6567 For all your concrete needs. Chris 604-725-2812, 980-3232 treesandconcrete.com 100% Financing MORRISON CONCRETE Design, excavate, form & place all concrete. 604-988-2840

8073

Drainage

LIONS GATE LONSDALE

DRAINAGE & SEWER

2007 TOYOTA Camry, red, auto, 6 cyl, exc cond, like new, 24,000 kms, $20,000. 604-464-4172

Dust Free. Affordable Rates! Free Estimates.

Call: 604-240-3344 A PLUS TAPING & DRYWALL High quality, reasonable rates. Free estimates. 604-715-0400 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

ALL NEW FLOORS. Hardwood, Laminate. Professional Installation and Refinishing.. 604-715-8455

PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901

Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224

8080

Electrical

Automated Home Lighting Control

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

Call: 604-788-3864 Web: o-hservices.ca

604.984.3639

Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086 DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000

Sell it in the Classifieds

604-630-3300

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

8130

Handyperson

#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 A & P ELECTRIC #89724 Low prices. Small jobs okay. Satisfaction guar. 604-765-3329 QUALIFIED RESIDENTIAL & Commercial Electrical Contractor. Cert. 92294.. Nick 778-237-2132 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

8090

Fencing/Gates

GOOD NEIGHBOUR FENCING New or Same Day Repairs. Reasonable Rates 604-987-4522

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

8100

Fireplaces

Fireplace Mantles

Custom built solid wood mantles. Call Andrew Cell 778-229-1952 604-984-4595 www.aclmantles.com

Renovate & Repair

Carpentry, Flooring, Drywall Painting, Exterios & more!

Specializing in Small Jobs

Quality Work, Professional Service

778.233.0559

Local BCIT grad carpenter w/ red seal ticket for small jobs. ★ Interior painting, moldings, doors etc. ★ Exterior maintenance, ★ Power washing etc. ★ Meticulous work & refs. call Bruce 604-928-3160 bruce911s@hotmail.com A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds Renos Carpentry cabinet, drs, laminate, tiles, drywall, paint 761-7745

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)986-4026/805-8463 ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677

8135

Hauling

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

604-439-9417 A Guaranteed Lowest Price • Gutter cleaning/repairs • Window cleaning • Power washing • WCB insured • Free Estimates

West Coast

8140

Heating

8150

Kitchens/Baths

Counter Tops, Custom Cabinets & Refacing NO HST til end of Dec

RAIN CENTRE LTD.

(since 1968) 4", 5" & 6 " continuous gutters Vinyl & aluminium siding soffits Install repairs and cleaning. Free Estimates! 604-874-8158 Check us out with the BBB

ALLIANCE GUTTER cleaning, windows by hand/power washing 15 yrs exp. Call Steven

604-723-2526

North Shore Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-988-5294 RITS GUTTER CLEANING & repairs, window cleaning & light installations Call 604-897-7487 THE GUTTER GOD. Gutter cleaning & repairs. All ext cleaning Reas rate Brian 778-837-0410

“More than just mowing!”

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

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

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

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

Binder:

604-926-1526 604-726-9153 A. A. Allwest Garden Service Lawn maint, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988 Cert. horticulturists 604-518-5661 Scott H. Design & Maintenance KatsuraLandscaping.ca

• In business 50 years

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

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

Serafina Garden Services Maint. & design, fall planting now, cleanup, reas rate 604-984-4433

604-879-9191 Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

8155

Landscaping

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

FALL GARDEN CLEANUP & TRIMMING. 604-603-2235

PACIFIC LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION LTD.

CLEARVIEW MAINTENANCE SERVICE

Doug Robinson 604-985-4604

SAME DAY SERVICE

A.All Area Gardening Service

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

• Gutters Cleaned • Power Washing • Roof Restoration • Skylights Window Cleaning • Awnings Awnings Cleaned Cleaned Free Estimates & Quality Service

Fall Services

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

Custom Landscape Installs

20 15 yrs of Service on the North Shore!

Lawn & Garden

www.seymourlawnmaint.ca

Home Services.ca

604-984-4147

8160

CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101

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

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

Lowest Prices in Town

For all your Residential Excavation & Drainage Requirements

Century Hardwood Floors

604-376-7224 - 604-551-8237 www.centuryhardwood.com

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

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

Gone Digging

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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

EMERGENCY SERVICE 24/7

604-929-7133 604-973-0290

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

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

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

• Drain Tiles • Wet Basements • Sump & Sewer

Flooring/ Refinishing

Installations Refinishing & Repairs

MAJESTIC CLEANERS Experienced & Honest 604-564-8484

8058

8105

THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS

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

DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER Call Tobias 604 782-4322 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

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

dig@gonedigging.ca

2002 PORSCHE Boxster S, only 78,000km, 6-speed, immac. $19,800 D24627 604-987-3876

8075

604-839-1225 CONSTRUCTIVE landscaping.com decking, stone masonry, paving stones, bricks & blocks 604-250-7824... 980-8224

8160

IRRIGATION WINTERIZATION Get your sprinklers winterized before the cold arrives. 10% off for early bookings. 778-840-9321 PACIFIC LANDSCAPING lawn installations, retaining walls, pavers drainage etc 839-1225 S & W GARDENING SERVICE Comm/res maint, clean-up. Japanese Gardener 604.986.0059 STEMS & Seeds, yard cleanups, pruning etc, res/com, WCB, insured, 25yrs exp. 604-925-0464

8175

Masonry

THE ROCK DOCTOR

Lawn & Garden

A.A. BEST PRO

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

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

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

PRO GAS LTD Gas fireplaces. Service & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca

PCM Seasonal Exterior Home Maintenance Roofs, Gutters, Windows, Decks, Patios & More Call 604-294-6700 www.pomeroyconstruction.com

THE ROCK DOCTOR Custom stone fireplaces. North Shore based 604-312-7643

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


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Painting/ Wallpaper

8220

Plumbing

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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

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

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8193

Oil Tank Removal

STORMWORKS

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604-724-3670

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

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Call for details: 604-727-6197

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

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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.

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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8240

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ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)986-4026/805-8463

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8250

Roofing

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8255

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We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

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8255

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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

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

8335

Window Cleaning

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