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Attempted murder charge laid in stabbing James Weldon

THE teen involved in Friday’s alleged stabbing at West Vancouver secondary has been charged with attempted murder. The 15-year-old, whose name has been withheld because of his age, was arrested forreportedlyattackinganother youth in a treed area near the western edge of campus where a number of students were gathered just before noon. The victim, 16, was rushed to Lions Gate Hospital with a collapsed lung from wounds to his back and chest. Investigators recovered a weapon at the scene. The suspected assailant was remanded in custody until Monday afternoon, when he made his first appearance at North Vancouver provincial court. In addition to attempted murder, he also faces a charge of aggravated assault and two counts of uttering threats. See WVSS page 3


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STORIE Serre (left), Scott Brydle and Scott Baldwin watch bike mechanic Nic Alder tune up a bike at a “commuter station” set up for staff and students at Capilano University Tuesday morning. The station with free coffee and muffins will be back Thursday and Friday morning as part of Bike to Work Week 2010. See also our editorial on page 6.

City trades views for seniors apts Benjamin Alldritt

TWO cherished community values clashed headon at a City of North Vancouver public hearing Monday night.


On the one hand, the desire to protect residents’ views and the hard-won dollars invested in them; on the other hand, the urgent need to replace a seniors’ residence described as a “dilapidated run-down firetrap.” Anavets administrator Mary McLeod said the seniors housing society has been trying to replace the 43-year-old building at 225


Developer’s height bonus pays for rebuild of Anavets residence

East Third St. for the past decade and a half. After consulting with a series of developers and having been turned away by the federal and provincial governments, she said, the proposal by Intracorp was their best and only option. “We found a partner who is willing to work with us and be respectful and supportive of three main goals,” she said. “First, keep density on the land, which allows Anavets to afford the redevelopment. Second, to maintain the low rental rates for our


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seniors. Last, to rebuild the Anavets rental building first, which helps relieve impact on our tenants.” Intracorp plans to build a four-storey, 76-unit seniors’ residence alongside two five-storey condominium complexes holding 104 units. After councillors warned them at an earlier meeting that their proposal was too tall, Intracorp’s architects reduced the ceiling heights of the bottom four floors by one foot and sank the whole structure into the ground by two feet, for an overall height reduction of six feet. Nevertheless, the five-storey, 46.5-foot-tall building will mean residents to the north will lose a sizeable portion of their view. “We See City page 5



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House arrest for child porn

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Jane Seyd

A North Vancouver man who downloaded thousands of images of child pornography on to his home computer has been sentenced to three months’ house arrest and two years of probation.

Justice Brenda Brown handed the sentence to Olaf Schilling, 43, in B.C. Supreme Court Monday, after Schilling pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing child pornography. Before he was sentenced, Schilling stood and apologized for his conduct. “For the past six years I’ve woken every day with a great deal of regret and shame,” he said. Schilling told the judge he would never harm or abuse a child. “I’ll do whatever is necessary to repay my debt to society.” Schilling’s online activities first came to the attention of authorities in 2003 as part of a U.S. investigation of a website that was being used to mask credit card transactions used to buy illegal items, including child pornography. U.S. authorities discovered Schilling’s name and passed it on to Canadian authorities. North Vancouver RCMP searched Schilling’s home in December of 2004 under warrant, seizing his computer. There, they found thousands of images of “suspected child abuse” of prepubescent naked girls that had been downloaded during the course of Internet browsing. The computer also contained video files, including “some sexual acts between adults and children,” said Crown counsel Mike Mahoney. Brownimposedthesentence after a joint submission on sentencing from Mahoney and defence lawyer Joel Whysall. Mahoney said the case had previously been set for trial, but acknowledged there were weaknesses in the Crown’s case, including a three-year delay between Schilling’s computer being seized and charges being laid against him. For almost two of those years, a report from the RCMP lab that analyzed Schilling’s computer had apparently languished at the North Vancouver RCMP detachment, said Mahoney. Schilling’s defence lawyer told the judge his client had downloaded the child porn over an eight- to 10-month period in 2003 and 2004 following the break-up of his See Judge page 5

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HELICOPTER pilot Peter Murray has won Canada’s National Search and Rescue Secretariat’s Award of Exemplary Service for his long-time contribution to rescue efforts on the North Shore. Murray and his company, Talon Helicopter, have provided support for dozens of successful operations, many of which would have been severely delayed or impossible without the help from the air.

The youth has been transferred to a detention centre in Burnaby. The injured teen has since been released from hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery. In a statement released Sunday, the West Vancouver police emphasized again that the incident appeared to be unrelated to the threatening message that was found scrawled on a wall at the school last month, and which resulted in an increased police presence there. “No evidence has come to light that links this assault with any other investigation connected to the school,” said Cpl. Jag Johal. “The West Vancouver Police Department currently believes this assault to be an isolated incident involving only the assailant and the victim.” Both young men are West Vancouver secondary students. It is not clear what motivated the alleged attack.

Valet takes Merc for a spin Court awards WV sports car owner $20K in damages

Jane Seyd

A West Vancouver vintner and sports car owner will get $20,000 from an airport valet company after a jockey who was supposed to take care of his prized Mercedes spun it off the road, over a concrete barrier and into a clump of bushes.

Raymond Signorello Jr. was handed the award against Gateway Valet and Concierge, owned by the Vancouver International Airport Authority, by Justice Christopher Grauer after a civil court case that centred on Signorello’s high-performance Mercedes SL 65 that the judge described as “the stuff of a young man’s fantasy and an older man’s crisis.” Capable of going from zero to 100 kilometres per hour in 4.2 seconds, “in 2005 it was the fastest production motor car in the world,” the judge wrote. “Few are produced and very few find their way to Canada.” Signorello, who owns Signorello Vineyards in California’s Napa Valley, left the Mercedes with the airport valet in March of 2007 “in pristine condition” with just 21,000 kilometres on the odometer. But not long after Signorello had entrusted his “baby” to the valet service, former Gateway driver Wajahat Ahmad Khan lost control of the car as he

THE Mercedes SL65 was the world’s most powerful roadster in 2005. It could accelerate from zero to 100 kilometres per hour in 4.2 seconds. accelerated past a food truck on an airport road, spinning the sports car 180 degrees, sailing across a concrete barrier and flying off the road into a row of three-foot-high trees. Part of the court case involved discussion of a James Bond-worthy computerized stabilization system in the car known as ESP that recognizes when a wheel starts to spin or skid and automatically attempts to correct it through brake and engine adjustments. Signorello suspected Khan had deliberately turned the system off, testifying that when the ESP was disengaged, the powerful car was “a beast to handle.”

Khan, who was fired after the accident, testified he couldn’t remember if he’d pressed the button. After the accident, Mercedes-Benz took two months to repair the car to factory specifications at a cost of $26,000. But Signorello sued the valet, anyway, arguing the car had been devalued by the accident and asking for damages for loss of use and “emotional distress.” Grauer eventually awarded Signorello $16,000 for the reduced value of the car, agreeing with Signorello’s lawyer that anyone prepared to pay a six-figure sum for an exotic sports car would probably want to pay less for a car had that been in an accident than they would for an undamaged vehicle. As the judge noted, the car is so rare it doesn’t even appear in the Black Book relied upon by dealers to assess the resale value of cars. Following the car accident, Signorello couldn’t drive the car for two months, and still had to make the $3,000 per month payments on it. The judge noted, however, Signorello wasn’t interested in a Budget rental car replacement and was eventually given a Mercedes SUV to drive. But the judge drew the line at Signorello’s claims of “anguish and emotional distress” over the damage to his sports car. Although Signorello said he was “shocked, angry and upset for months” following the accident, the judge said property damage to a car needs to be put in perspective as “an ordinary annoyance in modern society.” The $20,600 awarded included $16,000 for accelerated depreciation, $3,000 for inconvenience and loss of use and $1,600 for special damages.

Michael Berry’s sex abuse trial adjourned to January

Jane Seyd

THE trial of a former Capilano College film studies instructor and acting coach accused of sexually abusing children while making pornographic videos of them has been adjourned until the new year. Michael Berry, 72, has pleaded not guilty to 18 charges including child sexual offences and possession of child pornography. Berry is charged with sexually abusing eight girls over a period of several decades.

He was arrested five years ago after police raided his Horseshoe Bay home, hauling away a moving-truck full of photos and videos. The first part of the trial began last month in a voir dire — a trial within a trial — to determine what evidence can be considered by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Paul Williamson, who is hearing the case without a jury. Berry’s lawyer Ray Enright has argued that none of the material seized in the raid on Berry’s house should be considered as evidence because police violated Berry’s rights in obtaining and executing the search warrant. The lawyer has also argued to have much of what Berry said to police tossed out on the grounds he was denied proper access to a lawyer and was compelled to incriminate himself. The voir dire is set to resume in January.

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Judge orders curfew and probation for Schilling From page 3 seven-year marriage. During that time, Schilling would go home after work and drink while surfing the Internet, said Whysall. “Often he’d end up passed out at the computer.” Whysall said when police raided his house, it was a wakeup call to Schilling, who has no other criminal record. “He is ashamed of his conduct. He is remorseful about it. He is here to do the right thing today,” said Whysall. Brown said she accepted that downloading the child porn was out of character for Schilling. “I accept that Mr. Schilling is truly remorseful and regrets his actions,” she said. She placed Schilling on house arrest for three months, including conditions that he obey a curfew between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. She also placed Schilling on probation for two years when he must not be in the company of anyone under 16 without another adult present. She also ordered him to submit a DNA sample and be placed on the sex offender registry for 10 years.

City blasts lack of Ottawa policy

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purchased our property in May of 2009,” said Cindy Vance. “Prior to that we did our due diligence and came down to city hall because, as you are well aware, the main reason we purchased the property was for the view. We saw what the plans and the vision were for the neighbourhood. . . . We realized that what was in front of us at the time was not the maximum, but we were willing to accept that while four storeys would diminish some of our view it was a risk we were willing to take.” Vance acknowledged that Intracorp had worked to reduce the size of the condo building, but the five-storey structure would still “pose a large impact on both our view and our significant financial investment.” “I understand that’s not the end-all and be-all of what we live for today, but it is what I invested in and it is what you told me when I came to you when I put all my money into this building,” she said. Irene Whitfield brought home the reality of life across the street in the current Anavets building. “I am confined to using a wheelchair and a motorized scooter,” she said. “My current suite is not large enough or



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Mayor Darrell Mussatto joined Bookham in blasting Ottawa for not coming to the table. “We are the only G8 country that doesn’t have a national housing strategy. What are the issues the federal government is talking about? Census reform, the long gun registry, military purchases, expanding our prisons. Are these the issues that affect us all every day. No. What affects us every day is housing for seniors and affordable housing.” Mussatto said 54 per cent of Canadians had no retirement support beyond the Canada Pension Plan. “Where are these people going to live?” he asked. Council voted unanimously to rezone the land, amend the official community plan and allow the project to go forward.

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her neighbours. “I don’t know what to say to you. We don’t protect views but that doesn’t mean I don’t feel for what’s happening here. The problem is we have to make a decision that weighs all the interests of the community . . . in this particular case I think the best thing for the community is to build seniors’ housing.” Fearnley said other veterans organizations had come to financial grief over housing developments and said he doubted Intracorp would see much of a profit from the project. “I’ve seen a number of developers come through and take a look at this site. None of them could make it work for these folks. So I’m pretty sure there isn’t anyone else coming along that can do this. These guys have done their homework.”

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to vote against the project in protest at the lack of interest from the federal and provincial governments. “I have real difficulty with government that can find $563 million for renovations to B.C. Place, a retractable roof that won’t retract in our rainy weather; that can just announce a 15 per cent tax cut just like that — $568 million. At the federal level, a billiondollar program for prisons. We have money to house prisoners but not vets, seniors or people with disabilities. And $1.2 billion for the G8-G20 photo op. They have the means but they obviously don’t have the political will.” Under questioning from council, city planner Emilie Adin said the city had cut almost all of the costs they had control over, leaving a few tens of thousands on Intracorp’s bill for repaving the adjacent lane and intersection and hookup to the Lonsdale Energy Corporation. The city is also donating $10,000 to cover some of the development’s legal costs. “I don’t think any of these savings are going to find us $3 million,” said Coun. Guy Heywood. “These people are going to have some pretty significant view losses,” said Coun. Bob Fearnley, addressing Vance and


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HENorthShoreisinternationally known among mountain bikers for its forest trails, but that same, steeply sloped terrain means a lot of commuters are leery of swapping automobiles for bicycles. After all, when the ups equal the downs and so many of them are steep, sitting sweaty at the office or dinner table is not an attractive proposition. In part, that travel dilemma is what Bike to Work Week addresses. The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition is interested in more than just getting commuters to commit to cycling to work for the balance of this week. Yes, the coalition seeks to persuade commuters to give biking to work a shot, but it also hopes employers will make their workplaces more bikefriendly. It suggests among other things:

good end-of-trip facilities for cyclists, such as secure bike parking, showers and changing facilities; a more relaxed, cyclist-friendly dress code; access to a company bike for use on work-related travel during the day; incentives for cycling (such as mileage for commuting and/or for bike trips on work-related business); and, access to a company car for business-related trips during the day that are too long to cycle. Some of these — and others — suggestions would cost an employer money, but the coalition points out employees who cycle to work are more productive and take fewer sick days. Cycling employees also reduce the need for workplace parking. We think this initiative is worth discussing and commend the coalition for its initiative.


Who benefits at whose cost?

Dear Editor: I have just finished reading the Oct. 29 North Shore News and the article on the proposed new District of North Vancouver tree bylaw. Coun. Roger Bassam is quoted supporting the bylaw by saying, “We are talking about a community benefit here,” while Mayor Richard Walton suggests it is merely “a set of guidelines that we expect people to adhere to.” Mayor Walton, bylaws are not guidelines! Walton goes on to say that, “I hope we never have to use the hammer, but there are people out there who do misbehave.” What outright arrogance! Tell me, Mayor Walton and Coun. Bassam (and any other council member who supports this punitive bylaw): Do you have a tree 75 centimetres in diameter on your property? If not, it’s a bit hypocritical, isn’t it? Because what you are saying is that you want other homeowners to maintain such trees on their property for your predetermined “community benefit.” If a tree of this size is an environmental benefit to the community, then the district should take over the cost of maintaining each tree it deems to “protect.” Why should the homeowner? You have already limited green waste bags to just six per collection day, now you want to coerce homeowners with threatening fines into maintaining huge trees on their properties. I find it interesting that it is those who typically do not have larger trees who are so quick to force others to maintain them for the overall “community benefit.” Of course it is that property owner who must maintain those trees that block his sunshine, costing him money in pruning and annual clean-up, and laying awake at night worrying about one of his “protected trees” crashing through his roof during a nasty windstorm. I shouldn’t have to point out that large fast-growing trees like


cedars can dominate a residential lot, creating barren soil with few birds other than crows and jays in the upper branches. Personally, I prefer a sunny yard with flowering shrubs filled with bees, junipers and berry bushes that attract small birds and animals, and soil where I can grow vegetables. This is environmental stewardship as well. It would seem that some members of district council cannot see the environment for the trees. Brian Platts North Vancouver

Keep nature out of gardens Dear Editor: Letter writer Ann McDonald (Media Ignores Fate of Songbirds in Cats’ Claws, Oct. 27) neglects one important subgroup in the equation: the earthworms. When she mentions the “hapless robin searching for food to feed its nestlings,” one must not forget that its menu of choice is of course the lowly earthworm who, one must remember, also breeds and must provide for its own young. That its career is cut short by the mama robin’s brave foraging must be taken into account. Thus I propose that we declare a “no-fly, no-fur zone” over the hallowed hills of West Vancouver, where these atrocities as observed by Ms. McDonald mostly occur. Nature must learn she has no place in the exquisitely manicured gardens of the nation. Anne Birthistle, director, Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society of B.C. North Vancouver

Visibility must decide intersection plantings

Dear Editor: Regarding your Oct. 22 story: ‘Ugly’ Roundabout Plantings Balance Interests: I disagree with both your “balance interests” headline and the eco babble provided by the city engineer. My view is that there should be only one consideration at an intersection: safety. Plantings at roundabouts and other locations have reduced the visibility for drivers to the point of jeopardizing road safety. While my car may be lower than most, I still have the right to a safe intersection. This summer when the plants were actively growing, there were times when I had no idea if an oncoming aggressive driver had already entered the roundabout and was going to whiz into view just as I pulled into the roundabout. The intersection of Keith Road and Lonsdale Avenue, when traveling west on Keith, is even worse for safety. In the summer, plantings there have reduced visibility looking down Lonsdale to near zero. I’m now reluctant to drive straight across Lonsdale. Sometimes I resort to turning right onto Lonsdale, (because turning into the curb lane is safer than being T-boned by an unseen car) and then left onto Eighth Street. It’s an awkward but safer way of crossing Lonsdale. While the proliferation of bump-outs and traffic circles may help with safety in one way, the accompanying vegetation seems to have created a decrease in safety. Warm and fuzzy eco statements have their place, but for these types of locations perhaps plain old boring grass or pavers might be a better option. Ron Payne North Vancouver





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Realtors earn their fees “The President of the Canadian Real Estate Association, Georges Pahud, today welcomed the decision of delegates . . . to approve CREA’s consent agreement with (Canada’s) Commissioner of Competition regarding the case before the Competition Tribunal.” Oct. 24 media release

AFFIRMING the commitment of the Canadian Real Estate Association “to a competitive real estate services market,” the agreement followed protracted negotiations with the Competition Bureau of Canada which claimed CREA’s Multiple Listing Service was a restrictive monopoly. To outsiders like me, it is unclear why the competition bureau took this position with CREA — a 100,000member trade association — when it seems to have no problem with, for example, the Canadian Bar Association; or when a variety of other services, notably the competitive For Sale By Owner group, have run their own online listing sites for many years. Whether formally online, or arranged by citizens themselves, competitive opportunities to advertise properties for sale appear to be plentiful enough. Would-be sellers are not forced to use the MLS as the only game in town. Whatever the competition bureau’s reasoning, it seems CREA decided discretion was preferable to years of expensive legal battles it might not win. Reading between the lines of the speech by CREA president and Vancouver associate broker, Georges

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Elizabeth James Pahud, the agreement will allow property owners to pay a fee to a licensed Realtor to have their listings uploaded to the MLS site, and thence to sell the property themselves. The idea will be attractive to those who have the knowledge and marketing talent to go it alone; they stand to save significant dollars on the sale of their homes. For vendors without those skills, however, this route is fraught with risks. District of North Vancouver Coun. Alan Nixon — himself a 16-year licensed Realtor and managing real estate broker — confirmed this to me in an email interview following the CREA announcement. “[I believe] we have taken a dangerous step backward in time, to the days when homeowners and home buyers were left vulnerable to unscrupulous real estate investors and practitioners,” was his opening salvo. I might not have gone that far, but I do know that the thousands of dollars saved by taking a Realtor’s commission out of the mix can end up looking like chump change when held up against a courtordered liability award for nondisclosure of material problems with the property — even when that non-disclosure was an innocent one. Anyone who doubts the

seriousness of those concerns needs only remember two events in the District of North Vancouver: the years of costly legal negotiations that followed the fatal landslide of a recentlypurchased home on the ridge line of Berkley-Riverside, and an earlier slide in Lynn Valley which, even today, is causing problems in this season’s rains. “Most critically though, when receiving or negotiating the contract of purchase and sale, the unrepresented seller is vulnerable to entering into unenforceable contracts,” Nixon continued. His frustration was palpable when he said, “there is far more to the work of a professional Realtor than just sticking a sign in the lawn, having a fancy website and advertising the listing in the local media.” How true. Licensed Realtors have learned contract law, the laws of agency, mortgage financing, principles of negotiation and municipal land law. From my long-ago prelicensing studies I still have the words, “It is a condition of this contract that . . .” ringing in my ears; and in its absence, legal fees can match or exceed the amount of the saved commission in the blink of an eye. If the studies were tough then, they are doubly so now with the complexity of the Strata Property Law thrown in for good measure. That’s why, as Nixon explained, “All licensed Realtors have a minimum of one million dollars of errors and omissions insurance coverage. “Our behaviours are regulated and governed by the very strict Real Estate Services Act of British Columbia which demands mandatory continuing education as a precondition of initial licensing

and renewal of our licences. “All deposits we receive must be placed in tightly regulated trust accounts that ensure sellers’ and buyers’ monies are protected.” Nixon believes one of the driving factors in this longdrawn-out affair may revolve around “the level of fees charged by Realtors for the services they provide.” If that was, indeed, the crux of the competition bureau’s concerns, “that would be understandable in Ontario where a six per cent fee on the entire selling price was commonplace,” he said. “But here in B.C. it has been the practice to charge one percentage on, for example, the first $100,000 and a lower, graduated fee on the remainder.” Nevertheless, in a whitehot market, such as British Columbia experienced a few years ago and for a few months pre-HST this year, it can appear that Realtors rake in thousands of dollars for only a few hours work. In most years, however, and for most Realtors, easy money is an illusion. Beyond all the legalese, when would-be vendors or buyers resent what they view as over-the-top commissions for their Realtor, they ignore other realities of the profession: ■ the commission that must be split between the Realtor and his or her sponsoring company; ■ the considerable cost of advertising, websites, and all those promotional flyers we toss in the blue box to be recycled; ■ the time and gasoline spent trailing potential buyers from house to house, only to have the lead peter out weeks, even months later; ■ the 12-hour days of negotiating back and forth

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I’m tired of seeing people yakking on their phones and texting while driving. I have two questions: 1. Would the RCMP press charges if provided with photographic proof of drivers using electronic devices while driving? 2. If yes, what standards of evidence would have to be satisfied to be accepted by police and the courts? Thank you for considering these timely questions. Richard Pearson North Vancouver

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Hello, Richard. Thanks for your question. We take distracted driving very seriously. Between January and July, the North Vancouver RCMP have issued 256 tickets and 224 warnings for people using electronic devices while driving. That said, the new legislation provides a number of circumstances under which use of electronic devices is permitted. These must be considered before any prosecution. For example, a person is allowed to use a cellphone to call 9-1-1 while driving. Emergency services personnel are also allowed to use

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electronic devices while in the execution of their duties. In most cases, when we pull a car over, any questions about lawful exceptions are answered when we speak to the driver. At that time we also obtain the driver’s picture license and confirm his or her identity, which ensures we correctly establish who committed the offence. In your case, because the Motor Vehicle Act stipulates that the registered owner of a vehicle can be held responsible for traffic offences committed in his or her vehicle, you would need to provide us with the licence plate of the vehicle to enable us to identify the registered owner.

As the primary witness, you would be subpoenaed to testify, likely some months down the road. We would ask you give evidence of the date, time, vehicle description, licence plate and other circumstances surrounding what you saw. You would also need to provide sufficient evidence to show that the device you saw was an electronic device as defined by the MVA, that the person you saw was using it in a manner that contravened the provisions set out in the MVA, and that the person had no lawful authority to do so according to the exceptions provided by the legislation — all questions an officer would typically investigate at the time of a traffic stop. It’s not impossible, but it’s difficult. We would also want to be sure, of course, that you didn’t capture the photo while you were driving! Peter DeVries

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Councillors want speeders policed Expensive traffic calming not only option, says DNV Niamh Scallan

DISTRICT of North Vancouver councillors blamed weak police enforcement for the amount of speeding on district roads at an Oct. 25 council workshop.


“I think we have a serious, serious traffic enforcement problem in this district,” Coun. Alan Nixon said. Councillors’ call for stronger police enforcement came during a presentation by district staff about traffic calming projects taking place in the District of North Vancouver. During the workshop, district transportation manager Erica Geddes updated councillors on the ongoing Fromme Road project, a $600,000 traffic-calming scheme that has seen the installation of curb bulges to slow traffic, and increase pedestrian safety and visibility. But for Nixon and others, more RCMP cruisers are needed on the road to address the district’s widespread speeding problem. “We were looking at spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to put in traffic calming to address what ultimately comes down to

bad drivers,” Coun. Roger Bassam said, “and hundreds of thousands of dollars later, we’re still going to have bad drivers. . . . Let’s get more police.” Continued Bassam, “I don’t like traffic calming. There are places where it is warranted and it makes sense, but the notion that we need to throw in speed bumps everywhere to solve the problems just won’t work.” Coun. Mike Little echoed Bassam’s concerns, noting the need for more police — rather than curb bulges — to catch speeding drivers on district roads. “I agree it’s an enforcement issue. We have to be very judicious about where we use the different (traffic calming) improvements,” he said. Councillors also discussed the district’s public involvement process to develop traffic calming plans for neighbourhoods affected by traffic. Susan Clift, district manager of engineering services, presented the two planning processes used to screen traffic calming projects: neighbourhood projects and local improvement plans. Clift told council that local improvement programs — projects pursued and funded largely by the involved neighbourhood — are more successful than council-driven neighbourhood projects. Neighbourhoods fund 80 per cent of local See Local page 11

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between buyer and seller to reach a deal acceptable to both; ■ the fact that a Realtor bears much of the responsibility for extracting disclosure from an all-too-often reluctant vendor; ■ the advice, too often ignored, that a listing price is too high, or that a home inspection be a condition of the purchase; and, lastly that nemesis of many a good Realtor — the dry months with nary a listing or a sale in sight. As Nixon pointed out, for many years now, Lower Mainland Realtors have been free to charge a range of fees for differing levels of service. “The new rules are not really new rules for the MLS system of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver,” he said. “The one proviso being that there would always be some level of fee paid to the listing and selling Realtors.” That seems fair enough.

There are good reasons why Realtors are required to undergo all their training and licensing, and why agents and Realtors are constrained as to what they must and must not do. So I see no reason why a hefty fee should not be charged for for-sale-by-owners subscribers to upload their listings to, and benefit from a service that, so far as I can tell, is wholly owned by a collective someone else — the MLS. In closing, Nixon believes British Columbians have been well-served by their member Realtors. “We have offered a variety of professionally delivered services for varying levels of fees and, given the vast numbers of transactions each year, there have been very few incidents of fraud or incompetence,” he concluded. Time will tell whether member Realtors of the Canadian Real Estate Association will be as welcoming of the consent agreement as were Georges Pahud and the other delegates who voted their approval at the October meeting in Newfoundland.

Local improvements involve residents From page 10 improvement programs, while the district bears the cost of neighbourhood programs.

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Melanie Carson and her son Carson Lee enjoy the event.

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Susan Eastham and daughter Alex Degroot and Carrie Baker flash their smiles. The grand opening of Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School, Oct. 16, drew a large crowd. Games, live music and a giant cake were all part of the celebration hosted by the private school, which provides education to children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities in grades 1 to 8. The school recently relocated to North Vancouver from Burnaby.

District of North Vancouver Coun. Lisa Muri and Coun. Doug MacKay-Dunn learn about a school fundraising campaign from Carol Henriquez, an event co-organizer.

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A West Vancouver couple chooses a nautical theme for their son’s room to add fun while still complementing the rest of the home.

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behind a West Vancouver couple’s newly renovated bedroom for their nineyear-old son. As plastic toys made way for computers and sporting equipment the new decorating theme for this room was “big and bold.” There’s no reason why a child’s space cannot be connected with the general theme of the rest of the home. If proper planning is in place and a fresh and timeless theme is chosen then there can be uniformity from room to room. Armed with loads of creativity and a well thoughtout budget, these homeowners decided on a nautical theme. Initially, the colour scheme was to be fairly soft and muted

but a trip to a local decorating store changed everything. A beautiful navy blue duvet was spotted at Pottery Barn Kids and it was clear that it offered many opportunities for a decorating theme. Add a few oversized stars from Homesense and a nautical theme was born. First up was to borrow a little hallway space for a walkin closet. In doing so the old closet space was torn down and incorporated into the bedroom, making the room larger. Dark-stained flooring from BC Hardwood was installed and white panelling was added over the existing wall space. This enabled the family to keep down the cost of materials.

The walls were painted in Jet Blue and the panelling was finished in Cloud White, both from Benjamin Moore. In keeping with a fairly clean and clutter-free theme, the windows were covered in white shutters to shade out the sun. A white couch was added along with a matching wicker desk. There’s no question that the antiqued bookshelf in the corner adds an element of whimsy to the room. Little touches such as throw pillows and a decorative seagull help continue the nautical theme without adding too much clutter. Details such as colourful fabrics, trims and carefully chosen paint colours can

have a large impact in a small room. As these homeowners discovered, small changes can produce a whole new look without breaking the bank. Prior to this renovation their nine-year-old’s bedroom was just another room in the house that lacked personality. However, once the closet was installed and the room was enlarged, the doors of opportunity opened to allow this family the ability to use their imagination to create a space that functions efficiently yet embraces a strong theme. The results speak for themselves: a stylishly updated boys room that blends beautifully with the rest of the home.

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Family Services of the North Shore recently launched Jessie’s Legacy. This program provides eating disorders prevention resources and support for BC youth, families, educators and professionals. The services are primarily web-based as well as on-line and telephone support. Our recent gift from the TELUS Vancouver Community Board will allow us to provide early intervention services to young adolescent girls. Wendy Carter (CENTRE) Telus Vancouver Community Board presents Mimi Hudson, Director Community Services Family Services of the North Shore and Janice O’Sullivan FSNS Foundation Board Member with a $20,000 cheque for Jessie’s Legacy.

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Avoid blower use during area’s quiet times From page 16 if someone is approaching while you are using a blower, before they are in range throttle down to idle, step aside so they can pass, and point the blower’s nozzle away from the oncoming person. Wait until they are out of range and then resume blowing. Smiling while you do so is always appreciated. Rule No. 2: Don’t use a blower early in the morning or late in the evening. Simple right? Not for some people. All three municipalities on the North Shore have noise bylaws that restrict noise production during specific hours and days. Learn these restrictions and please have a bit of courtesy for others. There really is no need to blow leaves at seven in the morning on a Sunday or holiday. Rule No. 3: Keep your blower in proper operating condition. Regular tune-ups not only save money and equipment wear, they also prevent the rest of us from breathing that black or blue stinking exhaust that comes out of machines that are not maintained. Rule No. 4: Leave the soil and mulch behind. Please do not blow the planting beds so clean that you blow out every last bit of soil and mulch. Note to contractors: remember that the client paid

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Cooking doesn’t come naturally to children “MY 14-year-old won’t get dinner started after school. I come home and she’s just standing there in the kitchen waiting for me. What should I do?”

This question was posed by a parent in my ‘Twixt Twelve and Twenty workshop and though one parent asked the Parenting Today question all the parents in the group leaned forward to hear Kathy Lynn the answer. My answer was another question. “When did your child start working in the kitchen? What have you already taught her?” The parents all started talking at once. They were confused and not really able to answer the question. “After all,” they said, “at 14 shouldn’t she be able to take some responsibility for getting dinner on the table? She has been watching me since she was little and surely she can just do some of the preparation before I get home.” Not really. There is a big difference between hanging out in the kitchen during meal preparation and actually being taught what to do. I recently received a flyer advertising a course for teens called Cooking 101. Should this be necessary? Children should be involved in cooking from the time they are little. Toddlers can fetch and carry for a few moments, preschoolers can rip lettuce and stir dry ingredients together and so on. It is a process and while you have your child working with you, you are teaching. And it’s not just the art of cooking but nutrition as well. Why are you having vegetables? Why this particular mix of foods? Children should be learning the basics at home. Looking back

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Collingwood students Sofia Rojas and Carter Lim take a walk with headmaster Rodger Wright. NEWS photo Paul McGrath

A school’s environment, atmosphere and energy is determined by the entire school community: the students, teachers, even the parents. But without question, it is the headmaster or headmistress who truly determines the direction and philosophy of any academic institution. For this special Private Schools section, we asked each school

to tell us about the unique approach brought by the school leader. We asked about past work experience, about goals and aspirations and about philosophical ideas for the school. We even asked about interests, hobbies and personal passions. Read further to find out just who is in charge of teaching tomorrow’s leaders. —Deana Lancaster

Headmaster exudes energy

HEADMASTER Rodger Wright arrived at Collingwood six years ago with more than 20 years of experience as a headmaster and more than 30 years of involvement in independent school education.

His two most outstanding traits are his energy and his passion which are reflected in all that he does at Collingwood. Wright has been instrumental in moving the school forward with his vision and drive to continually improve and advance the Collingwood educational experience for all its students and faculty. He has led the school through two strategic plans and to accreditation with the Canadian Educational Standards Institute, making it the only school on the B.C. mainland to achieve such status. Teachers love working

for him because he instills an atmosphere where they and senior management feel supported, excited and encouraged to excel in their respective disciplines. He has a tireless work ethic so much so that one teacher is quoted as saying “no one on the faculty even thinks of complaining about how hard they work because their boss works harder.” Ask any student at Collingwood about their headmaster, they would immediately say that he knows their name, he wears colorful socks, and he seems to be everywhere — cheering them on at games, supporting them in their artistic endeavours — be it school plays, musicals, dance productions, music concerts and taking a personal interest in their lives outside the school. You can often find headmaster Wright with his camera in tow as he photographs literally hundreds of

events throughout the year. Parents delight in finding candid photos of their children in his Headmaster’s photo gallery on the School’s website. He has an uncommon devotion to the students under his care. It is not unusual for the Wrights to host dinners, afternoon readings with milk and cookies, and special receptions for students, volunteers, faculty, and alumni at “the lodge,” the headmaster’s home. Even Chief, the Wrights’ beloved cat has been unofficially adopted by the junior school students and they love to hear Wright’s fun and engaging presentations of Chief’s many adventures. Rodger Wright is a rare head of school. He not only works tirelessly with his teachers to realize the mission of the school, but takes a deep and genuine interest in the success of each one of his students.

Shawnigan expects best from students

DAVID Robertson became Shawnigan’s 12th headmaster on Jan. 1, 2000.

Under his guidance, the school has experienced unprecedented growth, and now boasts a larger number of boarding students than any other school in Canada. The native of Edinburgh, Scotland has been educating young minds at independent schools in B.C. for more than 20 years. He arrived at Shawnigan in 1993, originally serving as deputy headmaster before taking his current position. OneofRobertson’sstrengths has always been his relationship with the school’s students, and he prides himself on his ability to relate to everyone from the smallest Grade 8 to the most vocal Grade 12. His door is (almost) always open, and young students regularly seize the opportunity

to engage him in conversation and debate on any number of topics. Shawnigan promotes a true sense of community and togetherness that is essential to its success, particularly when considering the diversity of cultures and backgrounds represented in our student body. By helping create an atmosphere in which the home away from home is truly just that, he ensures that the 400 students who rest their heads at Shawnigan each night feel every bit as surrounded by family as they do when they return to their mothers and fathers. Robertson’s approach to education puts an emphasis on, among other things, a system of leadership and accountability that applies to all members of the Shawnigan community. A demanding curriculum See School page 27

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Brockton students quiz the principal INQUIRING students want to know . . . who is Cathy Grunlund and what is she all about?

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BROCKTON school principal Cathy Grunlund sits in on a homemade pasta cooking class with some students.

A few weeks back, Grade 1 at Brockton School were in the thick of their unit of inquiry on community and decided to interview a few members of the Brockton staff to understand their roles. Here are some of their rather insightful questions to Grunlund and her answers. Have you always been at Brockton School? “No. This is my third year at Brockton. Before coming here I was the founding head at another International Baccalaureate school in Nanaimo called Aspengrove. I have also been a principal and vice-principal in the Vancouver school district.” Why did you come to Brockton? “I came to Brockton because I love independent schools and I really, really love working with the IB program. I also believe that small schools can do a better job, in lots of ways, than great big schools can. I want to know everybody in my school community; not just the students and teachers but your parents and grandparents, little brother and sisters. I even know the names of lots of your dogs because they sometimes come to visit too! I also knew about Brockton School before I came here and knew it was a very special place.” Were you ever a teacher? “Absolutely! I’m still a teacher. I teach Grade 9 Science at Brockton School right now. I’ve taught Grade 1 before and Grade 2 and Grade 3 and all the way up to Grade 11. I started off my teaching career as a special education teacher helping students who found it hard to learn to read and write and do math. I’ve been a learning

assistance teacher, a math teacher, a science teacher and a social studies teacher in the high school grades. I’ve also taught older students at university how to be teachers themselves.” Are you a mean principal? “Ahhh . . . the myth of the mean principal who stays in his or her office waiting for ‘bad’ kids to be sent to get in trouble. I know you can answer this question yourselves because you know I’m not. I don’t want anybody at Brockton School to be mean . . . especially not the head of school! Being mean just teaches kids that it’s OK to treat each other badly, but we all know that kind of behavior just isn’t accepted at Brockton. I like to teach children how to be respectful and kind and friendly to one another and how to solve problems in ways that don’t involve hitting or hurting feelings. I teach that to little kids and big kids and sometimes grown-ups even!” What do you do when you’re not at Brockton? “Well, I’m at Brockton a lot during the school week but on the weekends and later in the evening I like to run and lift weights. I just ran my first half marathon last May! I ran 21 kilometres, just like you are trying to do in Kilometre Club. I also like to read lots of different kinds of books and watch movies and go to restaurants with my friends.” Do you have any kids? “I do. I have two boys who are in university now. “ There were many more questions that the curious youngsters threw at Ms. Grunlund. By the end of it all agreed that Ms. Grunlund is one busy lady who loves her work, the school and every single member of the Brockton School community.

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New look and life at LGCA

TERRY Kooy, the new principal of Lions Gate Christian Academy, is an undergraduate of University of Hawaii, where she began her career in education teaching sciences at Kaimuki Intermediate School in Honolulu.

She has since taught in both public and Christian schools in California, Victoria, Kelowna, Surrey and now North Vancouver, B.C. Completing her masters in administration and curriculum development from Gonzaga University, Kooy became the first female secondary school principal in the public system in Kelowna. She moved to the Lower Mainland to be part of the learning community in Christian education and has served as assistant and head of school for the past eight years at Pacific Academy. Kooy and husband Doug are parents of three children. Daughter Kimberly, husband Michael and grandsons David and Sam live a busy life in New York City. Son Jason and granddaughter, Emily, reside in Calgary where Jason works with Youth Unlimited. Youngest son Jonathan and wife Maren live closer by in Cloverdale. Because of (or in spite of) geographical distance, family gatherings are precious times for this family. The Kooy family are all avid tennis players and competitive on the court!

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LIONS Gate Christian Academy students Amanda Boland (left), Alexa Rochfort and Heidi Scoten enjoy the school’s new volleyball court with principal Terry Kooy. Kooy is passionate about outreach. She has lead student teams to Uganda, Trinidad, Guatemala, Tanzania, China and Israel. Lives are changed, people are helped, leaders are grown and God is glorified with each outreach trip. A note from Kooy: From the first day, former principal David North showed me the property God provided for Lions Gate Christian Academy, I understood this is a very special community. I am honoured to be part of the new look and life of Lions Gate Christian Academy. I am excited to find the balance of strong, sound, caring traditions with new growth, new goals and a new grad class

of 2012! One of my goals I to bring the global outreach experience to LGCA and continue to enhance uniqueness of an interdenominational Christian school on the North Shore with a target of excellence in all we do! Are you wondering about the “big white tent”? Yes, it is a full-size gymnasium! Keep your eyes on our new Harbourside location as we prepare for the dedication of our new facilities. As one board member recently said during a walk through of the building, “Behold, the substance of faith!” In anticipation, Terry Kooy

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MICHAEL Simmonds wants a positive middle school experience for all IPS students. They too are guided through their journey by committees of external advisors — experts in their respective fields — that also believe that young people can achieve remarkable things when they are personally engaged and excited about learning. Middle schools can be tumultuous and unforgiving places where insecurity, apathy, and the pressing need for peer conformity resides in the hearts and minds of the young people attending them. Simmonds and his dedicated team of teachers are committed to providing a middle school experience for students that disrupts that notion. At IPS every student has what the head of school likes to call a place at the table. And when young people are given a place at the table they soon realize two important truths: (1) they are part of a larger whole; and (2) their words and deeds directly impact others.

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Principal boosts school’s confidence

STEPHEN Smith, principal of Bodwell High School and Bodwell Academy since August 2004, will be retiring at the end of December, 2010.

History will record the Stephen Smith Era of Bodwell as a time of character formation for the school. Such character may be summarized in three areas: ■ Staff collaboration. Smith has brought openness and clarity in communication among teachers, between different departments, and between the management and staff. It has been done through vision and goal statements, staff meetings, pro-d days, collaborative team meetings, weekly bulletins, and individual meetings with all of us. Staff participation and teamwork have become a norm, and a professional learning community has taken shape. As a result of the collaboration, our program quality has been much enhanced and student performance much improved over the last six years. ■ Culture and values. The school community shares a strong Bodwell spirit and a set of common values. Smith has introduced new Bodwell traditions including the house system, the school motto and school song, the student parliament, after-school activities, our winning sport teams, global awareness activities, and heart-connecting school events. Our students today are more active and hardworking, and share a

set of universal values. ■ Confidence and longevity. Smith has brought us pride and confidence in Bodwell. The North Shore community, and beyond, has begun to recognize us as a unique and respectable school for international students. We have become known in many more countries, too. Our waterfront school campus, together with the school culture and program quality developed in the last six years, has led to an increase in enrolment of 44 per cent since 2004. Bodwell has re-defined the image of the Canadian international school. Everything Smith has introduced is for the long-term, to sustain Bodwell for many more years and decades. Smith was born in China, but grew up in Zambia. After completing high school there, he attended UBC and UCLA before beginning his teaching career in Zambia. For the next 42 years, he served as an educator in Zambia, Zimbabwe, B.C., and Alberta. His experience included elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, as a teacher, principal, and school superintendent. He retired as chief deputy superintendent of Battle River school division in Alberta in 2004 to take up his appointment at Bodwell. Smith was actively involved in community theatre for 27 years, as an actor, director, and festival organizer. He was also active in the community in other ways, such as in Arts Councils and Rotary Clubs. He has always

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BODWELL principal Stephen Smith encourages students from all over the world at the school including Andrea Felix (left) of Mexico, Brian Figel of Canada, Nicky Yuan of China, Alberto Almeida of Mexico and David Remes of Kazakhstan. enjoyed playing golf, a pastime he hopes to resurrect in retirement. He enjoys reading, especially books on Africa, and has an extensive Africana

They are bright· Their potential is extraordinary They simply learn differently

For 37 years, our school has helped kids grow in confidence. At our new North Vancouver home, even more bright futures can take root. Kenneth Gordon School has moved to North Vancouver for the 2010/2011 school year. Located on the site of the former Maplewood Elementary School, our school has grown to help more B.C. Children with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties between grades 1 to 8 excel in the classroom and in life. The program is aimed at developing the whole child. Tailoring our teaching program to each student, we wrap the program around the child rather than requiring the child to fit within a rigid program. We are thrilled to bring our passion for learning to North Vancouver and to adopt a name rooted in our new community: Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School. for more information, contact mr. john wilson, head of school at or 604 985 5224

collection. Smith is married to Norma, who was his classmate throughout their school days in Zambia. Between them,

they have six grown-up children, and six grandchildren. They look forward to having more time to spend with their family.

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Students treated as individuals

NEW Mulgrave head of school John Wray has been at the helm of three successful schools around the world.

The scope of his leadership experience has convinced him it is more important than ever that education prepares young people with the skills and qualities not only to thrive in the rapidly changing world of the mid-21st century, but also for global citizenship and community responsibility. A commitment to the International Baccalaureate Programs sits at the heart of Wray’s philosophy — a broad, holistic international education that includes a rigorous academic program recognized by universities around the world, as well as experience of the arts, athletics and service. “While I am committed to a modern, forward-looking approach to education, I also understand that good schools are based on traditional values and caring, and developing caring, supportive relationships that treat every child as a unique individual,” says Wray. “Against a backdrop of a high quality, broad education, every young learner has his or her own preferred style of learning — their own interests and passions in and out of school


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HEADMASTER John Wray of Mulgrave School works with Grade 3 students to stuff backpacks for the homeless for a community service program. that need to be nurtured.” Building supportive relationships with individual students is best placed within the broader context of the school community. Indeed, engaging parents and teachers in a strategic planning process involving the entire school community has been one of his first orders of business since arriving at Mulgrave this past August. Wray was educated in London and completed bachelors and masters degrees in education at the University of Exeter. Before arriving at Mulgrave, he spent nine years as the principal of South Island School, one of Hong Kong’s leading interna-

tional schools. Wray arrived in Canada with his wife and two young children this past summer. His interests include sports, the arts, international travel and the great outdoors. Wray has made building a strong sense of school community with a clear mission and vision a priority since arriving at Mulgrave. Much of his daily agenda is devoted to meeting one-on-one with students, parents and faculty. He brings to the school fresh perspective and global vision. This coupled with the breadth of his experience are key elements in leading Mulgrave School to new levels of excellence.

Dates: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Kindergarten to Grade 12) 9:30 am to 11:30 am (Early Learning Centre) Location: Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane West Vancouver, B.C. V7S 3H9

For more information call: 604-913-6018 or email:

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North Star teaches independence

AS head of school of North Star Montessori, Tiffany Howard is driven by a passion for children, for families, for the Montessori method, and one may even go so far as to say, world peace!

With over a decade of experience, Howard is a gifted teacher and leader who can make any child she encounters feel well understood. She models leadership and respect for children in her frequent exchanges with parents, whether it is celebrating a child’s progress or empathically working with them on issues. She is approachable, friendly and a consummate professional at all times. Howard’s training and expertise in choice theory, a powerful model for understanding human behaviour and applying personal freedom in learning, is ideally suited with the Montessori approach. Tiffany loves seeing the way Montessori philosophy and choice theory work together to help to inspire independence and build critical thinking skills in children. “The goal is to inspire them to work because they want to and choose to. This sets them up for taking responsibility for their work and their success.”

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NATACHA Beim works with a student at CEFA.

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NORTH Star Montessori students Madison Pettigrew (left), Willem Young and Owen McMenemy-Brown work and learn with head of school Tiffany Howard. Howard holds an approach at North Star which emphasizes non-coercive practices; where students collaborate to create negotiable and non-negotiable aspects of school and classroom rules. She holds each person responsible for their own choices, which in tandem with the multiage groupings of the Montessori method, helps to form a socially cohesive group. At North Star, there is effective collaboration between students and teachers because they communicate with

mutual respect and trust. In 2010, to account for the growth of the school, Howard’s duties shifted primarily to those of head of school. In addition to being a key advisor to the board of directors and directing on the growth of the school, she is a supportive leader to staff and faculty, manages human resources issues, heads the marketing and fundraising teams and always makes time to talk with parents. Within all these responsibilities, the relationship she has with the

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children remains important to her. She accompanies children on small group “going-outs” where the children actively learn while in the community, leads the school’s running club and does small group or one-to-one support where needed. Personal passion connects directly to professional passion which is why Howard enjoys her job so much. “I choose to work with children and families because I love seeing the results. By providing an environment that is optimal for growth, exploration and learning, children have an opportunity to develop into responsible and contributing citizens of the future. I believe it is the most effective way to build a peaceful world.”

The early years are key “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” — John F. Kennedy

AN education is more than a report card that evaluates a child’s progress in math, reading, and arts.

It involves, particularly in the early years, nurturing individual curiosities and empowering each child to embrace their unique gifts and contribute to the world around them. This is a key belief of Natacha Beim, the founder of Core Education and Fine Arts. Beim is a renowned writer, speaker and educational leader. Born in Uruguay and raised in Montréal, Canada, she has travelled extensively and studied educational systems around the world. As a pioneer in the field

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of modern education, Beim continually pursues studies in the field developmental psychology, focusing on the early years. “I always wanted to be a teacher, to help others find their passion in life,” said Beim. “Through Core Education and Fine Arts, I know that children have an incredible opportunity to not only explore and learn, but to discover how they can contribute to the world.” Beim opened the doors to the first CEFA school on the North Shore nearly 15 years ago. Her goal was to provide a curriculum that would meet and in many cases exceed the international standard for junior kindergarten education. She did so with the knowledge that stimulating the mind during the brain’s most formative years — before the age of six — was critical. Beim designed the methodology as an open learning source, meaning leading educators continually contribute to it, allowing the most creative, up-to-date and advanced philosophies to be incorporated. She also hired teachers who were great thinkers and trained to question “what and why” they teach their students. They felt empowered to adapt the curriculum to meet the unique needs of each student. This approach proved effective, enabling Beim to open 10 locations across the Lower Mainland, with plans for 250 locations across Canada and the U.S. in the next two years. Beim also continues to lobby the government for a standardized junior kindergarten program that is accessible to all children across the country. This year she is working towards publishing both a parenting book and a reading program. She also hopes to make more time for her other passions — writing and designing educational toys. Above all, Beim aspires to maintain the healthy balance she’s achieved in her life, which allows her lots of time with her husband and two sons. She strives to always find time to appreciate her passions in both life and work. That’s the ultimate test.

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Administrator returns

School head asks students for their best

ARNOLD Grimm, in his third year as pedagogical administrator of the Vancouver Waldorf School, is no stranger to the school, having once been a student there.

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that includes sport and fine art requirements on top of academic classwork allows Shawnigan to produce well-rounded and empathetic young men and women of character who are ready for the challenges that await them after graduation. Students are forced to learn to budget their time wisely and to hold themselves accountable for completing work diligently and thoroughly. The skills they develop at Shawnigan are carried forward into post-secondary pursuits — and beyond. One of the first things you learn upon meeting Robertson is that “just good enough is never good enough.” He demands that his young charges work to produce the very best results they are capable of, whether on a test, in an art studio or on a rugby pitch. He works equally hard in ensuring that achievements in

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SHAWNIGAN Lake School headmaster David Robertson works hard to make the school a home away from home for students. all endeavors are acknowledged and celebrated. As Shawnigan approaches its centennial year in 2016, David Robertson will continue to influence the direction of the

School as it begins its second one hundred years. Because of his vision, the school finds itself positioned in a way that ensures success, both today and in the years to come.

While coming full circle Grimm went abroad to gain the experience and insight that he brings to his current position. After completing high school, Grimm started training and work with behaviourally challenged children in Germany. He soon returned to Vancouver to pursue academic studies at Capilano College and Simon Fraser University, where he earned a B.A. in geography. He returned to Germany to lead after-school care programs for delinquents. It was during this time that Grimm’s memory of having been a Waldorf student was stirred. In his work he often found that as soon as progress was being made, the students were pulled out or moved on. In most Waldorf schools, the ideal is for one class teacher to work with the same group for eight years. Grimm became attracted to this idea, as it would enable him to develop longterm personal and academic relationships with his students. He entered a Waldorf teacher training program and, after graduation, stayed in Germany where he worked as a Waldorf class teacher for the next ten years. Although immersed in German culture and work life, Mr. Grimm’s memories of British Columbia remained strong. His love of the outdoors eventually led him, his wife and their family to seek positions in B.C. As luck would have it, the Vancouver Waldorf School was able to hire both Grimm and his wife, a trained and experienced Waldorf remedial teacher. Grimm is clear about his role in the school,

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one that is unique in the field of education. “Waldorf schools do not have principals,” he says. “As pedagogical administrator, I administer as a support person for the teachers, not as their supervisor.” Grimm explains that he is part of a team of three that works collaboratively to administer the daily business of the school. This includes a director of development, business and facilities manager and himself. Grimm emphasizes the word “collaborate,” as he strives to fulfill the Waldorf ideal of a non-hierarchical structure of staff and teachers working together to run a school. Grimm speaks passionately about his love of Waldorf education, the enjoyment of working at his alma mater and of being back in British Columbia. Aside from the enthusiasm for his work, he makes a point of telling me that he has explored more than 35,000 km of highways and back roads in B.C., the Yukon and Northwest Territories, and that 20,000 of those have been clocked since returning to Vancouver in 2008. Welcome home, Mr. Grimm! —Jeff Feldman


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Music Through the Ages A musical journey through time, from the Baroque to the 21st Century, with a concerto by Weber and a World Premiere! Clyde Mitchell -conductorDavid Overgaard -bassoonPre-concert talk at 6:30 pm

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Start prepping kids at a young age From page 20

In my book But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home, I list some of the skills our kids need to make it as adults (see list at right).

and women. It’s up to parents to help kids get ready for adulthood.

It looks overwhelming but if you simply involve your children in your day-to-day activities as a process while they grow and mature you will find

they will have the skills they need to move on when they leave home.

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SALAD TIME We recreate our favourites PAGE 32


Taking on James Beard

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.

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IT’S an honour for any chef to cook at James Beard House in New York. The man who once lived photo submitted there — writer, cookbook JOEY exec chef Chris Mills (above) plates one course in a run-through for his author, restaurateur and upcoming James Beard dinner. teacher — was credited with sparking renewed interest in American cuisine in the matsutake mushrooms, lapin cherries, even mushrooms you can taste Mills’ feel for 20th century. After his death in 1985, his the spring salmon he reeled in this summer nuance, especially since each spoonful Greenwich Village townhouse became the off the coast of Haida Gwaii. comes with something different: a square centrepiece of a foundation that continues Last week, he gave the menu a trial run of barbecue pork belly, creamy squash to promote and showcase North American for guests and media. To try it yourself dumpling or a spear of bright ginger. The cuisine. you’ll have to head to New York for 2009 Sandhill Small Lots Viognier is a An invitation to cook for James Beard Nov. 20; or you can make it at home. A surprisingly delicious match for so many members is seen as a career high for complimentary booklet featuring Mills’ flavours. any chef, but it isn’t an easy feat. Guest James Beard House recipes is available by After a crisp fall salad of frisée, apples chefs must get themselves and their staff, emailing and sorbet, we are on to the duck. ingredients and wines to New York. Once He kicks things off with his own This trifecta of tastes included licoricethere, they must prep a dinner of passed delicious riff on street food: Chicken Corn lacquered Wentzel Farm duck breast, a hors d’oeuvre and five courses, with Dogs, Chicken Tacos, Ahi Tuna Tacos and hazelnut-crusted Korean duck roll and matching wines, for up to 74 discerning Japanese Hummus, a garlicky version made those cherries, all matched by the 2006 food lovers. with soybeans instead of chickpeas. Sonoma-Cutrer Reserve Pinot Noir from The kitchen is well equipped but small, Sommelier Dustin Dockendorf is still the Russian River Valley. and food must be served to guests seated tinkering with his picks for the wines, An incredible “lasagna” of layered in narrow dining areas on two floors. but he too is sticking to the Pacific Rim Yukon Gold potato, braised oxtail, and Chris Mills, executive chef of Joey theme: pouring a Peter Lehmann “Barossa black trumpet mushrooms sides 45Restaurants and a West Vancouver native, Blonde” with the hors d’oeuvre. day-aged ribeye, all paired with Efeste cooked at James Beard House in 2006, Once seated, we were on to Mills’ B.C. Ceidleigh Syrah. and later this month, he’s heading back to twist on a farmer’s breakfast: his own cured The last course comes again, from the the Big Apple to do it again. salmon, a beautifully balanced Dungeness other side of the Pacific Rim — Vietnamese Menus for foundation events must be crab flan and cornbread served with banana cake with banana–passion fruit salsa planned months in advance, and Mills Chenin Blanc from Washington’s L’Ecole and toasted coconut ice cream — but the decided early that he would base this one 41. wine is ours, Okanagan Riesling Icewine. on a theme: “Gatherings from the Pacific Next, my favourite course. With It’s a fitting finish for a culinary story Rim.” In fact, many of the dishes feature every bite of buttery Alaskan black cod well told. James Beard himself would ingredients that he did gather himself: melting into a delicate broth of matsutake surely have loved it.


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Eat Drink Local: Au Petit Chavignol, along with many Downtown Eastside restaurants, will celebrate the fall harvest and Vancouver’s food scene, Nov. 3 and 710. Au Petit Chavignol will offer an entree from a choice of two selections, then pair it with one beverage from a choice of three selections for $20. Reservations: 604-2534218. Au Petit Chavignol is located at 843 East Hastings St., Vancouver. Paris at Pastis: Bistro Pastis’ will feature three-course menus for $45 inspired by Barbara-Jo 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: Nov. 3-7: Pear; Nov. 9-14: Mushroom. Bistro Pastis is located at 2153 West Fourth Ave., Vancouver. Call 604-731-5020 for information. See more page 33







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I like to recreate many of the delicious salads from our wonderful North Shore restaurants. Here are favourites.




Like-Brown’s Cowboy Salad 8 cups mixed greens ½ cup very thinly sliced cabbage ½ cup cooked fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels ½ cup cooked edamame beans (not the pods) 1 tomato, cut into 8 pieces ¼ cup dates, pits removed and cut into ¼-inch slices ¼ cup coarsely grated feta cheese Honey lime dressing (recipe below) ¼ cup candied walnuts (recipe below) Grilled blackened Cajun chicken (recipe below) Toss the greens and cabbage with just enough honey lime dressing to lightly coat. Add corn, edamame beans, tomatoes, dates and half the feta cheese. Toss again and divide between two dinner plates or four salad plates. Divide candied walnuts and remaining feta cheese between plates. Serve sliced

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Honey lime dressing ½ cup plain yogurt 3 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar ½ kosher salt ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes zest of 1 lime Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth; chill.

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Like-Earl’s Santa Fe Salad 3 6-inch corn tortillas cut into 1-inch wide strips oil for deep frying 1 cup cooked corn kernels (preferably grilled but any cooked corn will do) 6 – 7 cups mixed greens 6 - 7 cups chopped romaine lettuce 1 cup dates, pits removed and cut into ¼-inch pieces 398 mL can black beans, rinsed and drained well ¾ cup crumbled or coarsely grated feta cheese ¼ cup coarsely chopped peanuts 1 avocado Peanut lime vinaigrette (recipe below) Grilled blackened Cajun chicken Heat oil to 375F; add tortilla pieces and deep fry until golden and crisp; drain on paper towels Tortilla pieces may also be baked @ 375F for 8 to 10 minutes, but it’s not quite the same. Coarsely crushed corn tortilla chips may also be substituted. Place mixed greens and romaine lettuce in a large bowl; toss together with just enough peanut lime vinaigrette to lightly coat. Add corn, dates and black beans and

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Peanut lime vinaigrette ¼ cup salted peanuts ¼ cup vegetable oil or peanut oil ¼ cup fresh lime juice (2 limes, save the skin for zest) 1½ tsp smooth peanut butter 1 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp sugar 1 small clove garlic, pressed or finely chopped 2 tbsp lime zest (no white pith, green zest only) Using a small food processor or hand held immersion blender, process all ingredients until the mixture is green with tiny specks of peanuts and lime. Chill if not using immediately. If chilled, allow to rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before using. Kim Thom is a local foodie who has self-published several cookbooks. Contact her at

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Do you love your pet? Their fur, feathers, even scales delight us. The North Shore is a great spot for pet owners and we would like to provide a place to share your pet with the whole community. Starting today you can send in your pet photos and we will post them to our website Please send us your photo and information, which should include your name, the pet’s name, age, breed and any other details you’d like featured. Send your email to or submit it via our website.

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Navigating Post-Secondary Options: Consultant Melinda Giampietro will speak about how to explore post-secondary possibilities, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 7-8:45 p.m. at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Admission: $15. Tickets: or 604-913-3634. Pathways




Community: The North Shore Family Court and Youth Justice Committee presents a free forum on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6 p.m. at the North Vancouver District Hall, 355 West Queens Rd. The forum will include a keynote speech on social inclusion as well as breakout sessions covering the following topics: substance use/ misuse, court/legal process, mental health, and bullying and social inclusion. Info: 604-4177095. Deluxe Garage Sale: The West Vancouver Adult Day Centre will hold a fundraising sale, Thursday, Nov. 4, 1:152:45 p.m. at 990, 22nd St. There will be a silent auction table, bake sale centre, art sale and more. North Shore Safety Council will hold its annual general meet-

ing Thursday, Nov. 4, noon-2 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Kathy Lynn of Parenting Today will give a presentation on Preventing youth workplace accidents. Fee: $6 which includes a light lunch. RSVP: 604-988-7233. Author Reading: World traveller Agnes Toews-Andrews, author of The Goddess Lives: Poetry, Prose and Prayers in Her Honour, will read from her book, Friday, Nov. 5, 78:15 p.m. at the Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Van. Free. Registration required: 604-987-4471. PeeWee Hockey Fundraiser: The North Shore Winter Club boys AAA team will hold a fundraiser for their upcoming tournament in Quebec, Fri-

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Casino night ADRIAN Boston invites the public to the Whole Dyslexia Society’s Shift 2010 — Vegas Night fundraiser, Saturday, Nov. 6, 7:45 p.m. to midnight at West Vancouver Community Centre. The event will include live music, casino tables, live and silent auctions, appetizers, drinks and dessert. For tickets, $75, go to or contact Carolyn Van Meenen at 604-921-1084 or

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Changing of the guard

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THE Capilano Blues men’s basketball team begins league play this weekend and as the season kicks off they’ll be relying on a couple of rookie bookends in their starting lineup to help them improve on their fourth place showing from last year.

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Five-foot-eight point guard James Lum from Sir Charles Tupper secondary and six-seven centre Fedor Mikhailytchev from North Vancouver’sSeycovesecondary — the team’s shortest and tallest players — have both earned starting spots thanks to their strong preseason play. Second-year head coach Jordan Yu is counting on big contributions from the pair playing for a team that has only five returning players from last year to go along with six rookies and two college transfers. With Mikhailytchev in the paint and Lum at the point, Yu feels he has two young players who can make an immediate impact. NEWS photo Lisa King (above)/photo Paul Yates (below) “Those are two potential CIS-calibre players and they’ve ROOKIE James Lum, above, takes over at point guard for Capilano University after stepped in,” he said. “The a standout high school career at Sir Charles Tupper. Connor Mahannah, below, is transition from high school to one of five returning players for the Blues. The regular season begins Friday. college is a big step. They’re “He’s phenomenal — he pushes going to have their ups and downs this season but as of right now the ball in transition, he finds the I’m very happy with how they’ve open man, he’s also a great scorer been contributing to our team’s himself,” said Yu, a former point guard himself who played for the success.” North Shore hoops fans got a Blues and UBC before taking over taste of Lum’s talents at the 2009 as Capilano’s head coach last year. North Shore Invitational where he “I think for him to be successful scored 37 points — including 14 in this league he’s just got to keep in the last five minutes — in the working hard. He’s a superb talent, tournament final to lead Tupper to he’s just got to adjust his game a 78-75 victory over Oak Bay. At now. All the posts are bigger, all the the AAA provincial championships guards are bigger, he’s not going to he was a second team all-star and get his shot off as easy. Now he has was named the tournament’s Most See Capilano page 39 Inspirational Player.


FIELD hockey teams are allowed to have 11 players on the pitch at any time. By that counting, the Collingwood Cavaliers senior girls team lost an entire lineup of players to graduation last season after they finished second in the 2009 provincial championships. With that kind of turnover, any high school team would be expected to struggle the next season as those spots are filled by younger players. But the 2010 provincial championships start today in Burnaby and the new Cavaliers are in a familiar old spot: ranked No. 1. Featuring a lineup with six returning players and 13 newbies, Collingwood didn’t miss a beat this season on their way to claiming the North Shore Div. 1 title with a 1-0 shootout win over Sentinel Oct. 26. “We thought this year was going to be a huge developmental year and it has been a huge developmental year, but what has been pleasantly surprising is that the younger girls have really been sponges and they’ve just absorbed so much information on systems and movement patterns and they have, as a collective unit . . . really come together and they’ve learned how to play with each other,” Collingwood cocoach Ashleigh Gold told the North Shore News. Gold said she and co-coaches Catherine Underwood and Sara Simpson See Collingwood page 40


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Capilano looking for bigger inside presence From page 38

to turn more of his game into the true point guard aspect.” Mikhailytchev, a big man who can score inside and out, is part of a size movement for the Blues this year. After being a guard-oriented team last season, Yu said he is looking for more of an inside presence this year. A trio of returning players from the North Shore will help provide that muscle. Argyle products Connor Mahannah, a

defensive-minded guard, and powerful forward Mike Zayonc will likely begin the season in the starting rotation while Handsworth grad Sean Ashkenazy will also be called upon to play inside. Windsor grad Michael Steele joins the Blues after a season at Camosun College. Lucas Wera, a long-limbed third-year guard with a sweet shooting touch, will be counted on to score while third year guard Glenn Gravengard will have a large role when he returns from injury later this month. Colin Plumb, another big guard

at six-foot-six, joins the Blues after a season at UBC Okanagan. Rookie guards Cam Yates and Daniel Zayonc from Argyle and Mathew Uduboker and Ben George from Burnaby round out the roster. It’s a mix of youth and experience but size is one common element, said Yu. “The other night we started six-seven, six-six, six-five, sixfour and then James Lum who’s about five-eight. It’s a pretty big starting lineup and it’s going well for us.” Two of the team’s top scorers and leaders from last year are now gone — Windsor grad Connor Lewis made the jump to SFU and Argyle grad Mac Fairbairn is taking the year off — so the Blues will be searching for new players to step into the lead roles. It will take a bit of time for the team to find their stride, said Yu. “After Christmas I think our first year players will come into their own and we’ll be a tough team to stop,” he said. “We’re so young. Once we realize our true potential we could go a long way.” It starts this weekend with a pair of games against UBCO, a team Yu expects to be among the league’s best. It’s a good test for the Blues and a couple of wins would do wonders for the team’s confidence, not to mention their place in the standings. “If we can get these Ws this weekend it’s going to set us up a long way into the second semester,” said Yu. The action begins Friday night at the Capilano Sportplex with the women taking the court at 6 p.m. and the men following at 8 p.m. On Saturday the women tip-off at 1 p.m. followed by the men at 3 p.m.


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Collingwood and Sentinel ranked first and third

Provincial tournament starts today in Burnaby From page 38 have really enjoyed watching the team come together with their young talent being led by a couple of experienced vets. Grade 12 co-captains Katrina Davis and Lauren Annable, both provincial team players and first team North Shore all-stars last season, are leading the way for the team. Leah Frome and Hailey Reeves, both second team all-stars as Grade 9s last season, are also showing the way for the large group of Grade 10 cohorts who have joined them this year. “It’s been really a great season to watch the new girls develop as well as the returning players really help them on the field,” said Gold. “(There’s a lot of) peer-coaching going on, which is really helpful to our coaching staff.” The Cavaliers were put to the test in last week’s North Shore Div. 1 final as they battled Sentinel in a matchup of two even teams. “Both teams had chances, both teams were attacking,” said Gold. “It was back and forth and both teams played really good defence and both goalies played really well and made some

key saves.” Tied 0-0 after regulation time and 10 minutes of overtime, the Cavaliers finally clinched it with a goal from Davis in the eighth round of penalty strokes. Sentinel will suit up for this week’s provincial championships as the tournament’s No. 3 seed, setting up a potential all-North Shore final. Vancouver’s Little Flower Academy, last year’s champions and this year’s No. 2 seed, will also likely have a say in who takes home the gold. “There’s a lot of competition and we’re hoping that our girls have fun out there and experience it and don’t go in with too much pressure,” said Gold. “We’ll see how they can do but it’s really anyone’s provincials this year.” The provincials will run Nov. 3-5 at Burnaby Lake West Sports Complex. Collingwood takes on Crofton House today at 10:45 a.m., Southridge at 3 p.m. and Glenlyon Norfolk Thursday at 8:45 a.m. while Sentinel faces Southern Okanagan today at 10:45 a.m., Rossland at 3 p.m. and Brentwood Thursday at 8:45 a.m. The tournament final is scheduled for Friday afternoon.

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MCCONNELL, BARRY December 1932 - October 2010 It is with sadness but peace in the Lord that we announce the passing of Barry McConnell into the presence of his Lord on October 26, 2010. Barry died in Lions Gate Hospital surrounded by his family after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Margaret, sons Steven (Sara) and David, daughter Corinne, and grandchildren Christopher, Andrew, Carmen and Matt. Barry is the last of six siblings whose parents, William and Catherine McConnell, were long time North Vancouver residents. A celebration of Barry’s life will be held at Sutherland Church, 360 East 19th St., North Vancouver on November 6 at 2:00pm. Many thanks to Drs. Lee and Smiljanic and the caring nurses in the chemotherapy clinic and the palliative care ward. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Friendship in the Himalayas Foundation: 380, 233 West 1st St. North Vancouver, V7M 1B3.



WALKER – Lois Elizabeth (nee Lundy)

May 2, 1939 - October 30, 2010 Lois passed tragically and suddenly with her family at her side. Predeceased by her parents Percy and Jewel, and this year by sister Peggy and brother-in-law Howdie. Survived by husband Morton, son Michael (Julie), daughter Jill Hartley (Jason), grandchildren Amanda, Jacob, Matthew and Ashley, her Aunts and Uncle, Nephews and extended family. Born in Hartney, MB of homesteading lineage Lois grew up in Lauder, MB. At 17 after teacher training she began her career in a one room school in rural Manitoba in the mid '50s, completed her teaching education at Brandon College and after graduating she taught grade one in East Kildonan (Winnipeg). She married Morton and they moved to Edmonton in 1963 where she taught and began her family. After a two year period living at Amherstburg, ON the family moved to the North Shore in 1971. Lois had found her home; the family grew up as BCers. She taught at Monteray School close to home and was closely involved in her children’s activities and was a friend to their friends. Morton’s work required much travel and long absences when Lois was the family’s central strength, especially during Morton’s year long assignment in Europe leaving Lois at home with early teenagers. She made many friends, was active in the community and was a serious curler. After her children left home she resumed working. One position was in Ron Huntington’s riding office and she ended her career as a Home Care Supervisor in East Vancouver. Her children had married and begun their own families happily settling very close by her. She enjoyed the much time spent with family, cherishing her grandchildren, enjoying their many activities. Lois and Morton started ocean cruising and had great times at sea with friends and family. Lois deeply loved her family, her friends and the many pets through the years including Omali, Roscoe, Bo and now Charley. She is missed deeply. We love you Mama. Memorial Service will be held at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver, B.C. on Friday, November 5th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers please make donations in her name to Canadian Diabetes or a charity of your choice.



EYMAN, Jill Colleen Our Jillie-Bean at the age of 65 passed away October 27th, 2010 at Lions Gate Hospital on a glorious sunny afternoon. Born May 30th, 1945 in Vancouver. She is survived by her life partner, James (Jake); son John, grandchildren Keitlan and Damien; big brother, John (Todd); nieces, Tami and Ashleigh and nephew Todd. A service will be held at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday November 13th, 2010 at 12:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation in Jill’s memory. For those wishing to share a memory of Jill, please go to

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PACCIONE, Michele (Mike)

Born on August 1, 1929 in Toritto, Bari, Italy. Passed away on October 29, 2010 at Lion’s Gate Hospital in the presence of his loving children. Predeceased by his wife Anna. Sadly missed by his loving family: sons Domenic, Rocco (Bonnie); daughter Marianna; grandchildren Vanessa, Lucas, Alexandre. Also survived by brother Diego and sister Maria. Mike will also be missed by other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 2725 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. Burial to follow at Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, Father James Comey celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences and tributes may be sent to the family by visiting: “Always loved, never forgotten”. Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home 604-876-2161



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PENHALL - Norma Grace (nee Turner) 1926- 2010 It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Norma on Saturday, October 30 after a several year struggle with ill health. She will be forever missed by her husband Bev; her children - son John and his daughter Olivia, his partner Pernilla and her children Evelyn and Piers; son Ross, his wife Caron and their children Sam and Sophie; her daughter Mary, her husband Keith and her children Trevor and Chloe. She was predeceased by her brother, Charles Hammond Turner. Norma was born and raised in Victoria, BC where she studied at Victoria College before coming to Vancouver to take her Commerce degree with a Marketing major at the University of BC. Following graduation she worked for a number of years in the advertising agency field on regional and national accounts. It is there that she and Bev began their life together. Norma and Bev were married in 1954 and after a few years of South Granville living, they settled in West Vancouver to raise their children. With growing family demands, Norma became a full-time mother and spent her time 'being there' for her children and a part of all of their activities. As they grew to maturity she rejoined the working world and was particularly proud or her activities related to the BC Lung Association’s Smoking Cessation Program. We welcome friends to an 'afternoon gathering' at Norma’s favourite but frustrating golf course, the Gleneagles Golf Club, 6190 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 9, between 2:00 and 5:00. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the BC Lung Association would be welcome.

THORNTHWAITE - Wilma Lona: Passed away peacefully on October 22, 2010. Predeceased by her husband Geoff, and lovingly survived by her three daughters, Jane, Claire ( Tom) , and Susan ( Shane) , and grandchildren Jeremy, Mallory, Zoey, Alex, Lenka, Natalie and Trevor. Wilma was born and raised in Eston, Saskatchewan. She attended the University of Saskatchewan at the young age of 16 and graduated with a Bachelor of Home Economics majoring in Dietetics. She was an early inspiration to her daughters as to the value of a post secondary education. After her internship at Vancouver General Hospital, she worked as a dietitian at Shaughnessy Hospital. Geoff and Wilma settled and raised their family in West Vancouver. Wilma enjoyed bridge, playing the piano, pottery and many family vacations on sea and land. Wilma will be remembered for her sense of humor, wit, her love and pride of her family, and great friendships with her many girlfriends. Thanks to the caregivers at Inglewood Care Home and her room mate Anna, table mates, Mary, Edith and Kathleen who provided her support and love in her last days. A special thank you to Dan, Joy and the Royalty Homecare girls, who provided mom with the care and patience that she thrived on in her last year. A celebration of Wilma’s life, on what would have been her 83rd birthday, is being held on November 10, 2:00 pm, at First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the LGH Foundation to go towards the new Ambulance station (Wilma loved paramedics !) would be appreciated in Wilma’s name.

TRIGG - Marjorie Mary (born Green) passed away peacefully on September 28, 2010 at the age of 90. Marjorie is survived by her son Dirk (Diane), daughter Sherry (Jeff), granddaughters Sabrina, Brooklyn, Merissa & Elysha and grandsons Adam, Quinn and Karsten. Marjorie is predeceased by her husband Alfred Trigg, and survived by her brother John Green, sister-in law Rita Green and 5 nephews and 5 nieces. She is also remembered by her many friends. Marjorie was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta and raised as a farm girl in southern Alberta as her parents Richard and Marjorie Green were English homesteaders. She graduated from Technical School in Calgary for dressmaking and millinery, a skill she used all of her life. Her first job in Vancouver (1948) was teaching dressmaking at Singers. Marjorie met her husband and many life long friends while living in a boarding house in the West End of Vancouver. Five years after their marriage in 1953, Marj and Alf built and moved into their house in North Vancouver where they lived for over 45 years. Ballroom dancing and travelling were among their favourite activities until the passing of Alf in 2003. Marjorie’s favourite trips included driving across Canada, cruising to Alaska, visiting family and friends in England and exploring the Arctic Circle. Marj and Alf were members of the North Shore Ballroom Dance Club for 23 years and participated in Sunday Tea Dances where they also made many friends. A 'celebration of life' will be held on Saturday November 20th at 2:30pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 941 Lynn Valley Rd. in North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marjorie’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada or the UBC Alzheimer Studies.

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LOST MINI Shih Tzu, f, Izzi, last seen by witness on bike being put into a green minivan by a woman (Catherine) & son (Ethan) on Grand Blvd & 18 ave; around 9pm on Halloween. If you have her, please call the North Van Animal Shelter at 604-990-3711 or call Traci with any info 778-863-4640

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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@ Fax: 604 985 9114


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Acme Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver), a premier BC mining laboratory, is looking to fill various Laboratory Assistant positions in Vancouver. Must be able to handle up to 40 lbs as some heavy manual labor may be required. Experience in a lab environment an asset but training will be provided. Starting wage of approximately $12 (combination of base hourly rate and daily production bonus). Detailed descriptions of the various positions are available on Acme’s website:

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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: Fax resume to 778-340-1136


DISTRICT MANAGER REQUIRED for Marquise Hospitality Services division. This exciting opportunity provides integrated support services including dining, laundry, maintenance and housekeeping services to Healthcare Facilities across Western Canada. The District Manager will oversee multiple healthcare facilities, managers and supervisors in the Fraser Valley area in BC, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. The District Manager is also responsible for all activities, including staff, client relations and budgets, at all sites within the region. Applicant will be an excellent ambassador of the Marquise Group and liaison between Marquise and clients. Will be required to carry out related duties of the food services department in addition to housekeeping, laundry and maintenance. Other responsibilities include; scheduling of staff for the Food Service Department, understanding and implementing HACCP rules and rationale, orientation and training of new staff and ensuring OH&S practices in the workplace. To be successful in this role, you must be committed to excellent service and superior client relations. You must also be a motivating leader who is able to mentor and develop your employees. Relocation packages are available. Please send resumes directly to


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Office Coordinator, Village of Lions Bay, BC The Village of Lions Bay is a small, vital community within the Metro Vancouver region located on the Sea to Sky corridor. It is seeking a full-time Office Coordinator; this role will report directly to the Village Manager. The Office Coordinator will possess Municipal experience and will help champion and take forward the spirit of our Official Community Plan towards a sustainable future. The successful candidate will be strongly oriented to customer service and have experience in a team atmosphere and be able to work effectively within a regulatory environment. This role coordinates the day to day Village Office operations, prepares Council packages as well as updates the website and prepares the monthly Village newsletter. Strong skill set would be required with regards to handling important correspondence, documentation, records management and general clerical administration duties such as preparation of bylaws and professionally written and prepared correspondence on behalf of Council and the Village Office. He or she should be a detailed oriented individual with the ability to take professional meeting minutes as well as coordinate with outside agencies. A strong office background coupled with direct Municipal experience is preferred. Excellent verbal and writing communication skills in English are essential. The salary range for this role depending on experience is $35,000 - $40,000. Please send applications to The Village Office, Attention Village Manager, P.O. Box 141, 400 Centre Road, Lions Bay, B.C. V0N 2E0 Email: Posting closing date 4pm, Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.

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THE KDL GROUP is Logging, Hauling and Road Construction service provider for many major companies in the BC Forest sector. We are located in Northern British Columbia, Fort St. James. We are currently looking to fill the following positions: LOG TRUCK DRIVERS, PROCESSOR OPERATORS. Applicants should have a minimum of 1 year experience driving logging trucks or operating dangelhead processors. Successful applicants will be offered competitive wages, an attractive benefit package and stable long term employment. For more information about KDL Group please visit Please submit your resume with references to Mark Fichtner via Fax #250-996-8742 or e-mail:





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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 HIGH END Modern leather sofa & loveseat & chair Value $3500 sell $999. Call 604-418-6308 ITALIAN LEATHER CHAIRS ‘Liberty’, hardly used, $900 for 2. Upholstery Arts sofa, loveseat in chenille & 2 comfortable floral chairs, $900 for 4. 604-925-1850 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

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1 BDRM condo, VISTA, 13th/ Lonsdale, w/d, f/p, u/g prkg, stor, ns np, $1350, 604-767-2670

3 BR, 120 West 19 Nov 1. approx 1200sf, hardwood, heat/hw incl, 1 yr lease, np $1800. 604-687-1686


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1 BR $950, Dec 1st, top fl, 1 blk to Lonsdale, incl heat/hw. Reno’d. 140 W.17th. 990-8262/ 985-1658 1 BR, large, $890, hardwood, hot water heat, Adult oriented, ns, np, avail Dec 1. 604-202-3458 1 Br, Large, from $850 heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg, no pets, 1 yr lease. 310 E 2nd, 604-904-0956 1 BR now or Dec 1, 140 E 15th St. on bus route, np, $950+utils 604-618-9259, 604-988-1956 1 BR renod, furn/unfurn, insuite storage 600 sf d/w, laminate, pool gym h/w&prkg incl. 604-662-8130 1 BR, upper Lonsdale, adult oriented bldg., incl heat/hot water, $800, avail now, 778-996-1263 1 BR, W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pets, avail Dec. refs req 604-738-7430..604-960-0452 1 Br $980 2 Br $1180 Heat & hw incl. no pets, no smoking, 130 W 5th St. av. Dec. 1, 604-987-2761

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 & 3 br lrg bright, Central Lonsdale $1100 & up, new updates 604-725-4873 *720-2913

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Condos/ Townhouses

North Vancouver

NEW LISTING $225,000 #111 - 904 Lytton Street. North

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326 WEST 1st St. 1 bdrm $775 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916 BACH, corner, small bldg. 23/Lonsdale, $740 incl utils, np, ns, now/Nov 15 604-986-4927 Beautiful Large Suites 1 Bdrms $925, Dec 1. 2 Bdrms from $1310, now or Dec 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-986-3866 DELBROOK GARDENS 2 BR $1540 Wdays 604-990-2971 Weekends 604-985-2876

Beautiful Views

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

concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

North Vancouver


GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Bach $925, 1 BR $1115, 2 BR $1500 Avail Now & Dec 1. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls.

Call 604-986-3356

LE CHATEAU, 1110 E 27th, Lynn Valley 1, 2 Br large starting @ $950. np, ns, 604-980-9219 LIONS APTS, 2 BR w/d, d/w, patio, $1600. Avail Dec 1. Viewing 7pm - 7:30pm 604-986-3866

LOWER LONSDALE, 1 BR at Sky, w/d, f/p, avail now $1350 604-925-8824

2 BR. 1 & 2 bath, avail now or Nov 1. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, Please call 778-554-0537

LOWER LONSDALE, 4plex, city view, f/p, covered prkg, share w/d, hydro incl, 2 BR upper $1450, 2 BR lower $1050, Dec 1, 604-764-2612, 604-649-3123

2 BR, $1080-$1150, central Lonsdale panoramic view, balc. cable heat, quiet bldg, ns, np, 913-6727

MARK LOMA APTS - 144 E. 19th St. - 2 bdrm $1325 Weekdays 604-990-2971

2 BR, approx 1100sf, Nr Cap Univ incld heat & hw, 1 prkg, immed, ns, np, $1300, 604-921-4384

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

REAL ESTATE Condos/ Townhouses

North Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR $775, Now. 2 BR $900, Dec 1, Central Lonsdale, quiet adult bldg, incl hw heat/cable n/s, n/p . Call 604-721-3931


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2Br large, south view $1025, new carpets, gated prkg. quiet, drapes no pets, heat incl. nr seabus, 1 yr lease, 163 W 5th. 604-980-7501

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North Van Apt. Rentals

Apartments & Condos

1 Br 2nd & St Andrews, ocean & city view, top flr, $880 incl heat hw & prkg, np Dec 1, 604-984-2148

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Houses - Sale


Real Estate


Houses - Sale



North Vancouver

Expired Listing No Equity High Pymts?

We Will Take Over Your Payment Until We Sell Your Property. No Fees. Call Kristen today (604) 786 - 4663

$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 $398K 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 Fleetwood 2865sf 5br 3ba home w/suite, 9901sf lot $569,900 715-4048 id5255 Vanc Heights Open House Sat/Sun 2-4 3612 Franklin St. updated immaculate 1900sf 4br 2ba w/suite $725K 778-549-6858 id5258

OPEN SAT & SUN, 2 - 4 #101-123 E. 19th St. North Van. S/S appls, Hardwd flrs. $274,500. RLP Northshore. 604-725-9179


Lots & Acreage

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


Sunshine Coast

GIBSONS - new post & beam under construction, awesome view, 1/2 acre, 4000sf + 1800sf bsmt + loft, $45/sf. allow extra home, $574,900. 604-720-1445


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

Parkridge PLace..604-984-7513 1 Br +den ocean view, $1030; 1 Br mtn view, $930 incl heat/hw, ns, np. yr lease. 120 E Keith Rd. TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield Rd. NV 2 bdrm $1375 No pets. Call 604-

990-2971 or Wkends 778-340-7406

WOODCROFT 1 BR new carpet, paint. incl all utils, prkg, security, gym + pool $950 604-813-7312 WOODCROFT, updated view studio incl utils/hydro, prkg, storage. $950 Nov 1. 604-724-3202


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. 2 BR VIEW 3 bath, 2 lvl executive 2 ug prkg, w/d, n/s, Folkestone Way, avail immed 604-374-4544 Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach now, pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Av. 604-926-6287 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


Duplexes - Rent

Park Royal Towers

3 BR, 2.5 bath, double garage, gas f/p, near LGH, n/p, $1925, avail Dec 1, 604-987-9667


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 6 BR+. Upper Brit. Prop, spectac 180° view, large decks, pool, gym hottub, fully furnished $5900 neg 604-913-1115..778-916-7711

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit NEWLY RENO’D, 2 bdrm garden apt, utils/cable incl, $1400, short or longer term. call 604-990-0903



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


1490 Mathers Av view 5br, 2 bath new laminate flr., 3000sf, huge living rm, lease ns np $2950, now, Eric 604-723-7368 Prop Mngt 2 BDRM COZY COTTAGE with bsmt, Gleneagles, West Van, f/p, $1990, Immed. 604-925-1728 2 BR +den up, 2 br+ mud room down, 2 bath, 1.5 kitchen, 2322sf, 29th & Lonsdale, renod, ns, np now. $2000+utils, 604-728-7437

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

3 BR, Executive VIEW West Van Chippendale Rd, wd, fp, prkg. n/s, n/p. Avail Immed. 604-374-4544

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

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

Waterfront - Seawalk Dundarave Seastrand bldg, Large bach, new bath & kitchen, 180° view, glass in solar, nr shops & all amen, immed. $1200 incl pool, heat, cable. 604-727-4567

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 4 BDRM 1.5 bath Upper Lons home. View, lrge yard, fp, deck. Ref n/s $2,250+ util Dec 1 call Bev 604-988-1410

4 BR 2.5 bath 2400 sf character Estate, Altamont 3/4 acre, pool, creek, nr West Bay Elementary, $3300 + gardening. Avail now. Liz 604-809-6355 4 BR, 3 Bath BP’s rancher, nr Chartwell, Sentinel, $4500/mth Immed. George 604-785-8200

Westwind Apartments

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


WHITEHALL APT’S - 1640 Esquimalt Ave - 1 BR $985M-F

604-990-2971 wkends 985-2876

5 BR 3 bath British Prop. home, like new home,1/2 acre lot, Nov 15, $5000. Audry 778-986-6229 CANYON HEIGHTS Highland Blvd, 5 br, 2.5 bath, hardwood, 2600sf, $2700 neg. + utils. avail Immed, ns, np 604-926-5273msg

CANYON HEIGHTS, 3 bdrm, 2 ½ baths, 2300 sq. ft., modern, attractive, architect designed w/solarium, skylights, all new appliances, fireplace, all new hardwood, fully fenced low maintenance yard. Near parks, bus, schools, stores. $2,500. 604-685-1900 (weekdays) 604-922-3060 (eves/weekends)

604-630-3300 • Call or visit us online today to discover the latest listings in your favorite neighbourhoods!

Office/Retail Rent



Suites/Partial Houses

Shared Accommodation

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

North Vancouver

2 BR grnd level ste, Blueridge, N Van, quiet home, bright, gas fp, priv entry, alarm, storage, $1250 + 40% utils, Dec 1. 604-987-6560


1 BR in spacious home for n/s female, internet, w/d, $495, bath enste $595 incl. 604-980-2106 CAPILANO RIVER 3 BR, 3 bath, new reno, dbl garage, 2 fp $2750 604-925-8824 DEC 1 Newly renovated 4bdrm 11/2 bath uppr flr,5 appl, garage, deck, $2500/mth+60%util. n/s. pets considered. 604-880-0161

DEEP COVE view 604-929-5191 - 1 BR f/p, lrg lot $1450 - 3 BR f/p, carport, shed $2050

DINNER, prep/clean up & maintain kitchen for International students, exchange for furn’d room in beautiful heritage home. 604-987-6566


EDGEMONT, RANCHER 3 BR, 1 bath, fp, hardwood w/d $2200. 604-925-8824 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 Not a House but a Home! 1 Level 2 bd 1 bth cozy digs in Tiddley Cove, all appls $1795 2 super Bungalows Edgemont Village Proximity. 3 bd den 2 bth, Suit small families pet ok $2695 Great Short Stay! Dec/Jan Fully furnished and upscale! Owner a snow bird! Potential Tenant ’if right fit’ lucky! $2995 Spacious Contemporary Cypress Park Estates. Ocean View, Bright Open Entry, 4 bd 5 bth 4300’ Garage Drive by 4765 Westwood Drive, Caulfeild Shops $4295 Waterfront Upscale Excitement Adventure Atmosphere Sunsets, 4 bd 5 bth Granite ss appls new carpet hwd, Sea View! $5995 Millstream, All Inclusive, View. Upscale dressy for the fussiest of Tenants wanting new $7995 Royal LePage Northshore Diana or Kristin 604-671-6175 604-926-6011/ 604-657-4508 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M SURREY- 6297 134 St. Solid 7 Bdrm HOUSE w/3 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre lot with views... $1,688/M

WHITE ROCK - 15532 Madrona Dr 3 bdrm, HOUSE, quiet st, huge yard, dble garage, 2 yr old roof....$1,388/M Call (604)812-3718 or (604)786-4663


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


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR $850 Deep Cove VIEW deck new reno character grd lvl, ns np also 2 br, 2 bath, executive ste, view, $1650 604-929-2435 1 BR, $875 Lynn Valley, nr bus, suits 1 Only prkg, garden entry, fp, ns, np, Imm. 604-988-3392

1 BR Deep Cove, ocean view, bright ground level, decks, own entry, cov’rd prkg, laundry, ns np, $1000 incls Dec. 1. 604-980-6337 1 BR +den, large & bright, garden level, prkg, nr L. Valley Mall & parks, suit 1 or couple, ns np, now, $925inc utils, 604-506-6709 1 BR new bsmt ste, nr Lonsdale, own w/d, cable + utils incl, $850, ns, np, Nov 1, 778-998-9291 1BR, $900, recent renos, w/d,wifi/ util inc,n/s,n/p Upper Lynn Valley, avail now 604.990.1003 1BR + Den, lrg deck, 2 lvl, nr Lynn Valley mall, ns, cat ok, $1150+ util, Nov 15, 604-986-6062 2 BDRM bsmt suite, large, fresh reno, own w/d & entry, Dollarton, North Van, n/s, $1300 + % utils, Dec 1. 604-290-6960 2 BDRM. Lynn Valley. Util incl., w/d, n/s, n/p, $1400. near bus, 604-339-4551 2 BR 1.5 bath, main flr, Up Lons, nr shops/bus, bright, 950 sf, 4appl, deck $1125 np 928-5350 2 BR bsmt, bright, wd, dw, ns, Ambleside, Park Royal, Bus, Cat OK, $1295incl utils 778-848-2747 2 BR, Calverhall, main flr, view, large deck, fp, wd, nr transit, ns np $1400+1/2utils, 778-386-6269 2 br. garden level, immed, upper Lonsdale, carport, ns, np, wd, fp, $1150+40%utils 604-925-1036

WEST VAN, Caulfeild: 5 BR, 3000sf, 2.5 baths, gas f/p, carport, lots of prkg, lrg sundeck with great view, nr schl/bus, $2850/mo + utils, avail Now , 778-688-2594

Find your perfect home at 5 BR, 2 bath, all reno, new appls & LCD tvs, lease, beautiful fenced garden, central Lonsdale, ns, np, refs, $3200, now, 604-988-5969


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

Houses - Rent

Completely Renovated

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

Houses - Rent

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, long term. 604-987-2691

3 BR +den, W. Van. cottage style, 2.5 baths, garage, 1 yr lease.avail Dec 1, ns, np, $2600, To view Barb Phillips Ascent Real Estate Mngt. 604-780-9334

1 & 2 Bdrm Suites


2 BR $1250, 3 BR, 2 full bath $1550, city view, deck. Lower Lonsdale, np, now. 604-988-0162


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

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 – North Shore News – A45

2 BR, garden level, Mt Seymour Prky/Parkgate, 5 appls, np, ns, $1150+utils, now, 604-929-2919

2 BR large bsmt suite, storage, pets ok, ns, Grand Blvd area, immed, $1100, 604-626-6501 2 ROOM ste, 1 br, priv ent, full bath, fridge, ldry, priv home, prkg, ns, np, $625.Now 778-865-7455 2BR BSMT, garden, new reno hw floor, Furn or Unfurn, Alarm, Lrg Yard, $1200. Call 778-999-9087 2BR GROUND level suite, Blueridge, 1200 sqft, 9’ ceilings, own w/d, alarm, ns, avail Dec 1, $1350 utils inc. 604-779-5049


Townhouses Rent

3 BDRM townhome, 1600 sf, gas f/p, all appls incld. 2 1/2 bath; carport. Large kitchen, family room. Living and dining room. Convenient access to schools, transp, shopping, Rec Center. $2,200 plus 2/3 utilities avail Nov 15, Call (604) 787-0505. Avail Dec 1. 4 br $1915, 1720sf. Avail Dec. 15 or Jan. 1st 3 Br $1750, 1314sf. Townhouse Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, playground, priv. yard, drapes, heat & prkg, incld. dw, 1 year lease. no pets, 1228 Emery Pl., near Lynn Valley Mall. 604-987- 4922

3 BR Seymour, main flr, 1.5 bath, hardwood, fp, dw, carport, deck, shed, ns np $1880, 604-913-3109 3 BR Upper flr, Central Lonsdale, ns/np, shrd ldry, fenced yard, $1550+2/3 utils. 604-988-9934 DUNDARAVE, BRIGHT, clean, 3 bdrm bsmt, nr seawalk, w/d, no pets, Now. $1400, 604-922-1614 LARGE 1 bdrm, ground flr ste, Upper Lynn Valley, priv entr, very clean & bright, cls to bus, gas f/p, inste w/d & d/w, $950 + % utils, NS NP. Dec. 1 778-772-9355 SMALL SELF contained Bachsuite, quiet North Van neighborhood for quiet person. Utils incl, Nov 15, $575 mth 604-980-9050

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MOVE IN ALLOWANCE 1915 Cedar Village Crescent, 3 BR’S, 5 appls, 1.5 bath, Avail, 1 year lease, NP/NS. Rent starts at $1650. For viewing call 604-986-0511

Noma 728 W.14th St, 908-7368. 3 level, 3 BR, 2.5 baths, 2 prkg, roof deck, lease, $2250.


Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. DLN 30309 NEED A VEHICLE? No Credit? Bad Credit. Cars - Trucks - SUVs. Good credit or bad credit. Guaranteed to Drive. 1-877-734-9242. Apply online



1981 FORD Fairmont, auto Trans. Red, 98658 kms, good tires, runs great, only $2750 single owner, call (604) 984-8525


Luxury Cars

1999 BMW 740IL, auto, black, 160km, perfect cond, $7,888 obo. tel: 778-322-3598


Parts & 740IL, auto, black, Accessories

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2 BR grd level, Grand Blvd, own entry, shr’d wd, ns, np, $1200+util Avail immed. 604-805-2459

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Townhouses Rent

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

3 BDRM upper flr house,1.5 bath shrd w/d, ns np, $1550 incl util Now or Dec 1. call 604-988-5513 3 BR, 2 Level, Blvd area, 2.5 bath, gas fp, dw, 2000sf, ns, np, now or Dec $1900+%util, 604-728-2620


2003 LAND ROVER Discovery, auto,160 K, DVD, loaded new brakes, $12,000. 778-994-7890

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North Shore’s Finest

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

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

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2007 RANGE ROVER SPORT HSE Fully equipped $41,999

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

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2007 LEXUS RX400H C1140 $33,999

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

2006 MERCEDES BENZ ML350 C1144 $31,999

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1990 BMW 320i, 2dr, blk, white leather int, 60K, auto, new brakes/tran, $9500 604 987-0633

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To advertise call


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Call: 604-788-3864 Web:

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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



Fireplace Mantles

Custom built solid wood mantles. Call Andrew Cell 778-229-1952 604-984-4595 PRO GAS LTD Gas fireplaces. Service & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 Canwest Community Publishing

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Flooring/ Refinishing



THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations Refinishing & Repairs Dust Free. Affordable Rates! Free Estimates.

Call: 604-240-3344


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



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Home Owners!

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Scott 604-377-2503


Painting/ Wallpaper


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Fall Services


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

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



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

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Ny Ton Gardening Tree cutting & topping, yard cleanup, trimming, hedging, 604-782-5288






Renovations & Home Improvement

Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate





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

Doug Robinson 604-985-4604


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Moving & Storage

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

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

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• In business 50 years




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RENOVATIONS & ADDITIONS Kitchens, Bathrooms, Suites. Ins. Refs, Charles 778-999-8072




Rubbish Removal

A L L JU N K ? Residential & Commercial Free Estimates Large or small jobs Nobody beats our prices $ 15 OFF with this ad

Yes, we Remove & Recycle Anything

604-537-8523 DD HAUL & DELIVERY Proficient service, meeting all your needs, providing ‘quality workmanship’ Delivered with pride. Loads from $30 each Please call David


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

★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153 DISPOSAL BINS All prices at or call 604-306-8599


Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

Tree Services


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


CUSTOM MILLWORK, built-in cabinets & bookcases. Andrew c- 778-229-1952; 604-984-4595

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


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

Don't forget to set your clocks


one hour this

Sunday, Nov. 12th!

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

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


Window Cleaning

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

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