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AS snow flurries began over the North Shore Tuesday, outreach workers from the emergency Lookout shelter were hitting the streets, letting homeless people know that a warm place to sleep was available. have your say at

New year’s splash

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A clear and sunny New Year’s Day attracted a large crowd to Deep Cove’s Panorama Park in North Vancouver to watch the annual Penguin Plunge, but temperatures that barely broke above freezing resulted in more spectators than plungers and those that did brave the frigid water didn’t stay in for very long.

“They find them in camps up in the bush,” in alcoves or inside buildings that are open during the day, said Jody Yurkowski, shelter manager. Since Dec. 29, when temperatures began dipping below freezing, the shelter has operated under extreme weather guidelines. That means it is funded for 20 extra people a night, who are provided sleeping mats, on top of its regular 45bed roster. In the past week, that’s meant about 25 extra people have made use of the See La page 5

Ski resorts see record season start

James Weldon

GOOD snow and a boost from the Olympics have drawn visitors to ski slopes in droves, according to North Shore ski resorts.

Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour have seen a dramatic jump in numbers over the past month, with Grouse saying it has seen the best December in its 84-year history. “The conditions have been excellent; we have over two metres of snow across the mountain; we’ve had great spells of sunshine,” said William Mbaho, a spokesman for Grouse Mountain Resorts. “That kind of . . . appeal is extremely tempting for a lot of people.”

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Visits to the mountain were up about 12 per cent above the previous record for the month, set in 2007. An exact total wasn’t available, said Mbaho, but visits peaked at 9,000 in a single day Dec. 30 after hovering near that mark for the preceding two weeks. Mount Seymour saw two days between Christmas and the new year in which numbers hit 12,000, with other days during that period

hovering in the 9,000-11,000 range, according to spokeswoman Julie Mulligan. “It’s definitely higher than last year,” she said. “We haven’t seen numbers like this probably since the 2003-2004 season.” Grouse attributed the sudden rise primarily to coverage the resort received during the 2010 Winter Games. The Today Show broadcast from the peak throughout the two-week Olympic period ,and a number of other media featured the resort during that time. One Chinese network did segments from the skating pond and the observatory that were watched by an estimated 190 million people; a German network broadcast one that drew in 20 million; and USA See Grouse page 5

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Tree blamed for house fire

Jane Seyd

A Lynn Valley mother and daughter escaped from their home in the early hours of Sunday morning after a Christmas tree apparently set their living room on fire. The two women escaped the home with their pet dog and called 9-1-1 about 2:40 a.m. Sunday to report flames visible in the living room of their rancher in the 1100-block of Mountain Highway. When fire crews arrived, the home was already filled with dark smoke, said Mike Cairns, assistant fire chief for District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue. Cairns said other family members who were living in other suites within the house weren’t home at the time. The crew of 15 firefighters went into the house through the back and was able to keep the fire from spreading throughout the home. Cairns said there was no significant structural damage, but smoke damage throughout the home — which was insured — was extensive. “It takes a while to fix that up,” he said. Cairns said he believes the two women were woken up by smoke alarms in the home. Both spent the night in hospital recovering from smoke inhalation. Fire investigators are still examining the damage, but Cairns

Today ran a snowshoeing feature that reached 10 million readers, according to Mbaho. In all, Grouse estimates 700 million people worldwide were made aware of the resort as a result of the Games. The theory appears to be supported by the resort’s customer data. This year, far more tour bookings have come from the United States, Mexico, China and other overseas locations than in the past, said Mbaho, suggesting the mountain’s profile outside the Lower

said it looks like an artificial Christmas tree that was standing in the living room where the fire started is to blame. “It was heavily damaged,” he said. Often fires that start in Christmas trees involve overloaded electrical circuits, plugs or faulty wiring, said Cairns.

Mainland has been raised. Mbaho also attributed the improvement to the unusually good snow conditions that have resulted from the cooling effect of La Nina, and Canada’s recent classification as an approved destination by China. Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver would not release attendance figures, or even say whether the numbers had gone up or down, but a spokesman said the Olympics had been a good thing for the resort.

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HAT thud you are hearing is the sound of jaws hitting the floor in school and university English faculties across the world after the news from Publisher’s Weekly that a new combined publication of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn will omit the word “nigger” and substitute “slave.” And in a case of equal opportunity political correctness, author Mark Twain’s use of the word “injun” will also be replaced by the ubiquitous substitution “slave.” Twain scholar and Auburn University professor Mark Gribben justifies the censorship — not his word — in order to get the classic books back onto school reading lists and into classroom discussions. Gribben contends Twain’s language now makes

the teaching of them problematic “in the new classroom.” Really? Is this what political correctness has brought us to: that classic literature with the capacity to shock should be whitewashed? Are there no young readers in the South — or anywhere else — capable of asking “Why is this character using the ‘n’ word?”? Are there no teachers capable of eliciting such a question from a grade-school pupil or facilitating a discussion that involves stereotyping, injustice, race hatred and satire? “Political correctness” has become a fashionable put down along the lines of “liberal loony,” but the concept’s worth combines rational thought with basic human respect. Using the term to justify censorship is the antithesis of such critical thinking.


for your lost A leash is a dog’s lifeline Plan dog before your

Dear Editor: I witnessed something last night I wished I would never ever have to see. I was out for a walk with my two dogs in my neighbourhood. It is a fairly quiet neighbourhood, but there are plenty of cars on the road coming home from work, especially at 5:30 p.m. We were on our way home and my dogs were busy sniffing in the grass. Both were on sixfoot leashes. Suddenly, I noticed one of my dogs moving toward the road; I also saw the headlights of a car approaching. So I started pulling the leash toward me to move her away from the road. In the same instant, I saw, or perhaps heard, a small Yorkie barking as it ran across the street quickly toward us, and the next thing I knew the little dog was being run over by the car whose headlights I had

seen a moment before. I will never forget the sight or the sound of this poor little dog being completely run over by the car. The owner, presumably shocked, took a few moments to move to the middle of the road where his pet lay near motionless. The woman who was driving had by this time left her vehicle and was apologizing hysterically and saying she didn’t see the dog, and the witnesses and I were saying we should call someone; who do we call? Finally one of us said the woman driving the car should drive the owner and his dog to the vet. As they drove away, I think we all knew there was little hope for this poor animal. As the initial shock wore off, I walked home quickly, holding tightly to my dogs’ leashes, fighting off tears. I couldn’t help but play it over


and over again in my head. All I wanted to do was forget what I had just seen. I couldn’t help but feel some responsibility, some guilt. After all, this dog was rushing across the road toward my dogs, probably in an act of defence of its owner or property. But the fact is, when I was thinking rationally, this dog would not have been running into the road, would not have been hit by the car, had he been on a leash. The driver of the car that hit him was feeling tremendous guilt, far more than me, I’m sure, but she could not really be held responsible. There is no way for her to have seen this tiny dog darting out in the dark in time to stop. I’m sure the owner is feeling his own guilt. I don’t want to blame him any more than he blames himself. But I wish dog owners

would realize that their dogs are safest when they are on a leash. No matter how wellbehaved your dog is, no matter how well it follows your commands, there is always a chance that it will do exactly what this dog did. And it’s not just the likely loss of this dog that could have been prevented by a simple leash, it is the guilty feelings and sorrow of the driver. It is the shock and devastation that I felt, as a witness. When I got home, I practically pushed my dogs into the safety of the house and then collapsed in tears. I cried for the next 40 minutes and then I hugged my dogs for another 15. Even now I am on the verge of tears recalling it. Please, fellow dog owners, care enough about your dog to use a leash. Teresa Acob North Vancouver

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Dear Editor: It was heartwarming to hear of the happy ending for Tucker (Kayakers Find Stranded Dog Lost for 11 days, North Shore News, Dec. 26.) I repeatedly find lost dogs on the North Shore — once three terrified strays in one day — and I think dogs become lost more often than people realize. My Rottweiler, Monty, is also a “roamer” and a few close calls inspired me to create a lost-dog recovery workshop, Operation Find Fido. Due to stress, holiday time may increase a dog’s escape behaviour. A few reminders: ■ Keep current (or temporary location) information on ID tags; also update your vet and microchip company. ■ Inspect containment areas (crates, fences, gates, latches, etc.) to prevent escapes. ■ Make blank lost-dog flyers in advance to save precious time. ■ Add local animal-control phone numbers into your cellphone to make lost or found reports immediately. ■ Do not chase a stray dog that is frightened in the hopes of capturing it; report the sighting to animal control. Michelle Sevigny North Vancouver





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Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - North Shore News - A7

Peace River to Louisiana: one easy railroad

“The important thing is to never stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

ALBERT Einstein, of course, is most famously known as the proponent of his theory of relativity, a subject about which I am woefully ignorant. So when I was asked for a name for this space, I had no idea he and I would have seen eyeto-eye on the need for endless questions and curiosity. So, on the understanding that I may never receive an answer, or that the answers I do receive may not always be the truth, this column is written according to the Chinese proverb: She who asks may be a fool for an hour, but she who does not ask will remain a fool forever. The first and overriding question is this: Other than the B.C. Liberal government, what connection could there be between: fish-farms; independent power producers (IPPs); BC Hydro; the construction of the Site C dam in Northern B.C., Alberta tar sands and the

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Elizabeth James Enbridge pipeline; and, the sale of B.C. Rail to CN? Well, at the risk of spending considerable time in a fool’s paradise, let’s see if a few dots can be connected: Dots 1, 2 and 3: Aquaculture, IPPs and BC Hydro: Biologist Alexandra Morton has drawn a straight line between marine-based open-containment fish-farms and an explosion of sealice on wild salmon in the Broughton Archipelago. Morton supporter and crusader in his own right, former CKNW broadcaster, Rafe Mair — then and now an indefatigable foe of fish-farms in B.C. waters — said he had come to the conclusion there was only one explanation for the B.C. Liberals’ determination to approve aquaculture licences for Norwegian corporations: “When there are no more

wild fish, there will be no need to protect our rivers.” Strong words; but as a man who once served as minister of environment, Mair was in a position to know. For him, despite Gordon Campbell’s 2001 pre-election promise — “A B.C. Liberal government will not sell or privatize BC Hydro dams, transmission lines, water resources or other core assets” — the writing was on the wall. And when British Columbians realized the extent to which the premier had orchestrated BC Hydro’s secretive run-of-river contracts with IPPs, many decided Mair had it right. This change in provincial energy policy was the culmination of lobbying by private producers that had persisted since Social Credit days. Worse still, following the 2002 outsourcing of more than 25 per cent of BC Hydro to Bahama/ Ireland-based Accenture, the change moved the province dangerously close to an irretrievable privatization of B.C.’s entire power grid. Indeed, as noted by the group Citizens for Public Power, under the B.C. Liberals’ 2002 Energy Plan, updated in 2004 and 2006/2007, “BC Hydro

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well in excess of its own per-megawatt production costs — even during periods when that power is surplus to domestic needs. Retired economist Erik Andersen stated in his North Shore News story Balancing Act (Sept. 19, 2010), “As British Columbians, we have a collective responsibility to honour all debts and obligations entered into on our behalf. This means that

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Connect the dots to the future of oil exports From page 7 rivers. Dot 4: More on Site C There is no need here to review the on-again, off-again, onagain history of the Site C project, or to discuss the pros and significant cons of flooding agricultural land to complete it. Suffice it for now to quote Manitoban Roger Cooper, a geoscientist who worked on the project during its exploratory phase: “From an engineering viewpoint, it is a conventional earth-fill dam that would be a natural extension of existing hydroelectric development on the Peace River. It would have cost around $1 billion to build circa 1980.” That comment alone is enough to make one wonder about the manner in which the projected cost of around $6 billion was calculated and, as Cooper said, exposing the history of

cost inflation since 2000 would be illuminating. So after failing to get Site C off the ground for more than 30 years, what is it about 2011 that makes it feasible/urgent for a financially and infrastructure-challenged BC Hydro to attempt a $6 billion-plus project now? Andersen demonstrated that Hydro’s domestic demand for power has actually declined over the past few years; conservation and innovative technology appears to be having a beneficial effect. So what, other than the premier’s Energy Plan, has driven the project to Stage 3 — especially in the face of a constitutionally based challenge by four representative chiefs on behalf of 16 Treaty 8 signatory First Nations, all of whom oppose the Site C dam on cultural and environmental grounds? Dot 5: Alberta Tar Sands and Enbridge In 2005, entrepreneur Wayne Henuset and Precision

Drilling founder Hank Swartout launched the Energy Alberta Corporation with the intention of building a Candu reactor somewhere near the town of Peace River, Alta. The facility was projected to provide 2,200 megawatts of “green” power. In July 2007, Oilweek magazine reported that Energy Alberta had “received a preliminary expression of interest from an unnamed oil and gas company for 70 per cent of plant output.” Henuset “denied that Royal Dutch” Shell — a company with many ties to Enbridge — was the potential buyer, saying that “our buyer of power isn’t concerned about location but we will need transmission line approval.” Although there are other power-hungry processes, speculation has it that such a company, for example a heavy oil or bitumen (oil sands) upgrader, would be interested in using that much power to convert natural gas to hydrogen to “crack” the bitumen, thus forming a lighter synthetic crude that can be shipped by pipeline, truck or rail to refineries south of the border. And if not nuclear, how about Site C? Which brings us to the destination of this story:

Dot 6: The sale of B.C. Rail to CN: According to its website, the Port of South Louisiana is the largest tonnage port in the Western Hemisphere, the fifth largest in the world. Important inbound and outbound cargos? Crude oil and petrochemicals. And where is the southernmost terminus of CN Rail? Louisiana, of course. Is that why it was so important for Campbell to sell B.C. Rail? Questions, more questions. Will there ever be an end to them? have your say at


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Judge splits oil spill blame

2006 refuelling error saw 40metre slick wash up on N. Shore Jane Seyd

A fuel barge operator working for West Coast Fuel Transport Ltd. has to share the blame for an oil spill in Vancouver Harbour that sent between 8,000 and 14,000 litres of heavy fuel oil into Burrard Inlet on July 4, 2006, a B.C. Supreme Court justice has ruled. The oil spill happened as the Hong Kong-registered grain ship MV Andre was receiving bunkering oil pumped from the fuel barge as it was anchored in Burrard Inlet. Following the spill, a 40-metre-long oil slick washed onto the North Vancouver shoreline within days of the accident, depositing blobs of sticky black tar on rocks and beaches near the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. Owners of the freighter paid more than $1 million to clean up the spill and rescue oiled Canada geese. A year after the accident, a judge ordered the ship’s owners to pay an $80,000 fine — most of that to the Canadian Wildlife Service — after the company pleaded guilty to discharging oil into the inlet in violation of the Canada Shipping Act. The company paid the fine and acknowledged negligence on the part of its crew, but later sued the fuel barge owner, arguing the barge crew’s actions also contributed to the accident and that company should bear some of the blame. Following a trial this fall in B.C. Supreme Court, Justice Catherine Wedge agreed, concluding the crews of both vessels owed an “equal duty to ensure that the operation was conducted safely.” In court, the freighter’s owners admitted the accident was caused after one of its crew members accidentally left a valve open to

Notice of Alternative Approval Process – Contingent Liabilities in Proposed Lease

Notice is hereby given that the District of West Vancouver has entered into an agreement with Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities Inc. to lease District-owned land labelled as the “Proposed Development Site” on the sketch plan shown. The term of the proposed lease is 125 years and the rent for the term will be $14,500,000 to be paid in full on the commencement date of the proposed lease (the “Basic Rent”). The District will incur two contingent capital liabilities (the “Contingent Liabilities”) as follows: (a) the District must return to Pacific Arbour $13,050,000 of the Basic Rent (in the amount of $14,500,000) if the District terminates the lease as a result of a failure by Pacific Arbour to commence construction of its proposed development on the Proposed Development Site within 12 months of the commencement date of the lease (the $1,450,000 balance of the Basic Rent will be retained by the District as liquidated damages); and (b) the District must pay to Pacific Arbour 75% of the net proceeds that it receives when it leases the Proposed Development Site to another developer if the District re-enters the site as a result of a failure by Pacific Arbour to meet any of the other construction milestones in the lease, but the District will retain all of the Basic Rent (in the amount of $14,500,000). The above two Contingent Liabilities may never arise, and the exact amount of the second Contingent Liability described in (b) above cannot be determined at this time. The District may proceed with the proposed lease containing the Contingent Liabilities unless at least 10% of the electors of the entire District of West Vancouver sign elector response forms and submit them to the District by the deadline of 4:00 pm on February 11, 2011. If 10% of the electors sign and submit elector response forms by the deadline, the District must obtain the assent of the electors before proceeding.

Notice of Alternative Approval Process – Removal of Park Dedication

Notice is also hereby given that the District of West Vancouver intends to adopt Miscellaneous Parks Dedication Bylaw No. 1091,

a second oil tank on board the Andre and failed to take soundings, that would have shown them oil was flowing into two tanks instead of just one. But Wedge found the barge operator, Brad Randell, was also negligent in performing his duties that day and that his actions also contributed to the spill. While Randell and the chief engineer of the Andre had agreed to pump oil at a rate of 150 tonnes per hour and signed a mandatory document setting out that number, the judge found the barge operator was actually pumping fuel at a much higher rate to the tanker. Had the bunkering gone according to the plan, the judge found, the correct tank would have been filled to about 85 per cent of its capacity just after 11 a.m. that day. Instead, right around that time, oil began spilling from the ship’s number 2 oil tank, over the ship’s deck and into the inlet. A gauge on the fuel barge showed the barge had pumped about 474 tonnes of oil by that time, instead of the 315 tonnes expected by the freighter’s crew. Marine experts called to testify during the trial said while the freighter’s crew should have checked their valves and monitored their fuel tanks, the barge operator should also have been aware that the rate the fuel was pumped at was very important. They said he should also have been aware of the capacity of the fuel tanks on the ship. “I conclude that a reasonably competent bargeman would not deviate from the agreed flow rate without clear and explicit instructions from the receiving vessel to go to a different and specified transfer rate,” wrote the judge. The judge described the barge operator’s testimony that the ship’s chief engineer had signalled him to pump at a higher rate as implausible. Wedge found the barge operator cranked up the rate that fuel was being pumped “either in careless disregard for the agreed flow rate or on the basis of a fundamental misunderstanding of the importance of the agreed rates.” She concluded the fuel barge operator and the crew of the freighter were equally responsible for the spill.

1945, Amendment Bylaw No. 4670, 2010 (the “Park Dedication Removal Bylaw”). This proposed bylaw removes the dedication for park purposes, as set out in the District’s Bylaw No. 1091, 1945, of District-owned land known as John Richardson Park, legally described as parcel identifier 012-809-829, Lot 19, Block 4, East part of District Lot 554, Plan 3522.

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least 10% of the electors of the entire District of West Vancouver sign elector response forms and submit them to the District by the deadline of 4:00 pm on February 11, 2011. If 10% of the electors sign and submit elector response forms by the deadline, Council must obtain the assent of the electors before adopting the Park Dedication Removal Bylaw.

General Provisions Applicable to Both of the Alternative Approval Processes

Sketch Plan of Proposed Development Site and reconfigured John Richardson Park

The Park Dedication Removal Bylaw would facilitate the reconfiguration of John Richardson Park (the “Reconfiguration”), without changing the size of the Park, for the purpose of (a) facilitating the creation of the Proposed Development Site (defined above); (b) creating park access from 22nd Street; and (c) correcting an anomaly in the configuration of the dedicated corridor for Marine Drive, all as shown on the sketch plan set out above. This proposed Reconfiguration requires that the park dedication be removed (the reconfigured park will then be rededicated by subdivision plan under section 107 of the Land Title Act). Council may adopt the Park Dedication Removal Bylaw unless at

The District estimates that 3,255 is the total number of eligible electors who would need to submit signed elector response forms for either or both of the above alternative approval processes in order to prevent the District from proceeding with the proposed lease or adopting the Park Dedication Removal Bylaw, as the case may be, without the assent of the electors. Elector responses must be in the form established by the District. These forms are available on request from the Municipal Hall, 750 17th Street, West Vancouver, BC V7V 3T3 (phone 604-925-7004). The only persons entitled to sign the forms are electors of the District. The agreement to lease, the proposed lease containing Contingent Liabilities, the Park Dedication Removal Bylaw and documents and records relating thereto are available (as of December 23, 2010) for public inspection at the West Vancouver Municipal Hall at 750 17th Street, West Vancouver, BC, on regular business days (Monday to Friday except statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

Public Information Meeting

The District will hold a Public Information Meeting regarding: (a) the Park Dedication Removal Bylaw, the proposed reconfiguration of John Richardson Park, and the preliminary design plans for the reconfigured Park; and (b) the lease to Pacific Arbour, the Contingent Liabilities and Pacific Arbour’s proposed development on the Proposed Development Site. All interested persons are invited to attend. Meeting Date: Thursday, January 13, 2011 Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Location: West Vancouver Memorial Library (in Welsh Hall) at 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC Dated this 23rd day of December 2010 S.Scholes, Municipal Clerk, The Corporation of the District of West Vancouver.

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Fromme play equipment staying at school

New accessible equipment on order for LV elementary Benjamin Alldritt

A parent of one of the students displaced by the closure of Fromme elementary earlier this year is calling on the North Vancouver school district to move Fromme’s accessible playground equipment to her son’s new school.

District officials say new equipment is on the way for Lynn Valley elementary. At a Dec. 14 board of education meeting, Cindy Lanctot thanked the board for working hard to help kids transition to Lynn Valley, but also said a shortage of suitable play equipment was leaving special needs students “standing on the sidelines, while the children we are so desperately trying to have accept them laugh and play.” Fromme elementary closed its doors at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, one of three schools ordered closed in April as a budgettrimming measure. At the Tuesday meeting,trusteesvotedunanimouslyto approve leasing the Fromme building to L’Ecole Francaise de Vancouver, or EFIV. The private Francophone school, which previously leased the Monteray school, will pay $350,000 annually for a 10-year lease.

The school’s playground will still be available to the public during evenings and weekends, but Lanctot thinks the district should remove the special needs accessible play equipment and truck it over to Lynn Valley elementary. “It’s great that it’s being leased and we’re dealing with our budget issues,” she said after the meeting, “but I still feel the equipment could be utilized in the public school. It was fundraised for by the community, built by the community and it should stay in the community.” At Lynn Valley there is one wheelchair-height swing that made the trip from Fromme, but no other accessible play equipment. Lanctot would like to see the teeter-totter, platform, sit spinner and ice cream store all moved over. “It’s about height and placement so a wheelchair can get in,” she said, adding that apparently conventional equipment can have many subtle features to promote accessibility, such as shallower grade stairs with larger treads for children with vision or balance concerns. “They are little things, but they’re little things that really make a difference,” she said. To top it off, she said, parents are willing to supply the labour. “I know PAC-raised items are now property of the school board, but if no one wants them and we’re willing to do all the work, I don’t get where the hold-up is,” she said. Irene Young, secretary-treasurer for the school district, said the playground equipment was reviewed after trustees closed Fromme, and the swing was the

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JIM and Cindy Lanctot play with Jordan (left), Emily and baby Katie on the teeter-totter at Fromme elementary. The family wants the school board to let them move several pieces of wheelchairaccessible equipment to Lynn Valley elementary prior to Fromme being privately leased. only piece they decided to move. “That other piece is a teeter-totter, which is mounted on a concrete base,” she said. “That would have been quite a job, as it was obviously quite solid, to pick that up and move it over.” New equipment is on order for the Lynn Valley kids: a $22,000 wheelchair-accessible glider that holds about a half dozen children. Although

play equipment is usually paid for by parent fundraising and municipal grants, this item was paid for by the school district. The glider is expected to be ready for kids in February. Young wasn’t aware of the other items Lanctot wants moved, but said in the long run she wants to see an accessible playground at both locations.

“I don’t want to cannibalize the Fromme playground because the community is using it,” Young said. “Our real goal is to have two accessible playgrounds because that’s better for the community. Even when we have a tenant (at Fromme), the playground is available to the community after 5:30 p.m. and on weekends.”

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A Night to Celebrate/A Gift of Music

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Retiring superintendent of schools Geoff Jopson passes the torch to Chris Kennedy. Friends and colleagues of retiring West Vancouver school district superintendent of schools Geoff Jopson attended A Night To Celebrate/A Gift of Music Dec. 13 at Kay Meek Centre. Jopson has worked in public education for 38 years and almost a decade as superintendent. Proceeds from the evening went to a new legacy fund established by the longtime educator to enhance music education in West Vancouver public schools. Festivities included a reception as well as performances by youth and special guests.

Maureen Ciarniello and Sue Atwood flank board of education chairwoman Mary-Ann Booth.

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Refresh your holiday decor Dig Deep

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Gardening trends forecast for 2011

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Barb Lunter IT seems a shame that we have to take down all the holiday decorations after we ring in the New Year. We take the time to decorate our homes for the season and it can feel so empty and cold when the tree and lights are put away. This year, why not extend the holiday feeling by slightly modifying the decor? Birch bark is beautiful when brought inside the home. You may be able to find pieces sold in floral stores and nurseries at this time of year.

THE new year brings us head-on to the idea of: What’s next in the garden?

Materials: 2 tall clear-glass cylindrical vases Birch bark pieces Evergreen boughs or artificial holiday greens Pine cones Fresh amaryllis or white lilies Create a pretty table centerpiece or corner arrangement using simple greens and pine cones. Fresh lilies are always available but if you can find some lovely white amaryllis at this time of year they are fabulous for this idea. Start by wrapping your vases with the birch bark pieces. The pieces should easily wrap around the cylinders without any tape or wire. Otherwise, you can use thin floral wire to secure the wood. Fill the vases with water at room temperature. Place your

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THERE’S no need to stop decorating the home just because the holidays are over. Try using some birch bark to add an outdoorsy touch to vases. evergreens in the vases first, followed by the fresh lilies. Remove any lower leaves from the stems of the lily and make a fresh cut on the end of the stem with a sharp knife.

Place the lilies in water and add a few pine cones to the top of the vase. The pinecones may also be wired into the arrangement. Place the vases in the centre

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of a coffee table or side table and enjoy for a week or two. The feeling of the holiday season may last a few weeks longer.

Suggesting the next trend is never easy in any sector. In horticulture, what’s next is usually about new plants. But there’s much more ahead than just a few overhybridized plants foisted upon the market. To help everyone look into the crystal ball of trends for 2011, I have researched cultural predictions from across the world and aligned a few of those predictions with gardening. Some predictions are based on what was popular last year and expected to continue to be popular. Other predictions are based on emerging trends in science and culture. Some trends are simply ideas that are presented to us with the hope of increasing business. The business journal of McKinsey & Co. (www. includes “imagining anything as a service” in its 10 techenabled business trends to watch. In gardening, this prediction may come to pass as everything from caring See Make page 16

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THE well designed home responds to the changing social demands of its occupants by providing spaces that allow a gradation in privacy from communal to private. We as human beings are keenly aware of our personal space and our relationship with others. We feel comfortable in environments that recognize our varying needs for personal and private space and allow us to express ourselves equally as active members of the family and as individuals. Older homes provided distinct spaces for distinct functions with communal areas such as the kitchen, living

room or dining room being individual spaces that had little or no spatial interconnectivity with the other communal areas. A person working in the kitchen, for example, would need to leave the room in order to participate in a conversation in the living room, a complete disassociation from one space for the enjoyment of another. These homes are the product of a bygone era when construction methods, mechanical considerations and general lifestyle were far different than they are today. Modern homes typically try to dissolve this strict delineation of spaces in favour of a more open free-form layout that allows both a visual and acoustical connection between communal spaces. The open plan concept is a good answer to many of the old drawbacks but the concept can be taken too far with large open spaces ideal for parties and family functions giving no respite to a family member who needs to escape the hustle-bustle of household life. Semi-private areas that would allow a degree of isolation, without being disconnected from the family, are absent and See Alcove page 15

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Alcove offers respite from bustle From page 14

the weary occupant is forced to retreat to a bedroom or an equally private zone. The ideal layout lies somewhere in between. There’s no doubt that the modern lifestyle is well suited to the “open plan” concept and with the introduction of so-called “semi-private” zones to this type of layout will meet our varying needs for personal space. An alcove off the main gathering area is an excellent example of a semi-private area. It allows one to remove themselves from the focal activity zone of say the kitchen or living room without having to move into another room. A visual and auditory connection can be maintained but the alcove still provides a psychological disconnect. A dedicated room that maintains a visual

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connection to the main activity hub takes the concept of the semi-private space a little further. Glazed french doors or pocket doors work well in such a space as both doors can remain open to make a strong connection to the communal area or can be closed off if the situation dictates. An office or reading room works in such a semiprivate zone, maintaining a connection with the heart of the home while allowing a degree of disassociation. As much as we require time together we also require time apart. A well designed home will reflect this ever changing need by providing its occupants the opportunity to express themselves communally, privately and every way between.

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for a client’s houseplants to garden coaching becomes a service. Personally, I am not going to pay someone to care for my house plants, although some people will. However, garden coaching, or the service of providing on-site training that coaches the client on how-to gardening is gaining momentum with some people, specifically recently retired hobby gardeners who now have the time, money and inclination to use this service. From Strategy Dynamics Global Ltd. ( comes this trend for 2011: “The growing influence of ‘we and me’ not just ‘they.’” This is definitely a popular sentiment as people begin to take matters into their own hands to deal with the problems of the world, instead of relying on our overspending and misguided leaders. In horticulture this trend can be seen in the burgeoning growth of community gardens, agro-urban co-ops and the mischievous rise of guerilla gardening. Expect more community gardens, more food projects in cities across the world and more flowers popping up and growing in unusual places. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (www.csiro. au) released its 10 trends for 2011. Among the predictions: “Divergent demographics: Older, hungry and more demanding.” This has specific relevance to the landscape maintenance industry as semi-retired and retired homeowners spend more time and money in their gardens. Much of the retired population continues to garden as a hobby and for food production but with advancing age comes the inevitable

restriction of physical function; hence the need for qualified landscape service professionals to do those gardening chores that can no longer be done by the retiree. The J. Walter Thompson Co. released 100 top trends for 2011 on its website, www. Several of the predictions are notable for horticulture and gardening. “Bamboo: Is there anything bamboo can’t do?” is riding the wave of bamboo use in flooring, hair products and of course as one of the most useful and most excellent plants for our coastal gardens. Beyond the rather pedestrian black and yellow bamboo are many new species available on the market. Just don’t bother looking for these new bamboos at the traditional garden centre. You’ll have to look farther afield, like in a field in Chilliwack at Bamboo World, where they have many interesting species of bamboo to suit any purpose. The No. 14 predicted trend from is “Breaking the Book.” This reality has long been touted by some as a catastrophe for learning and reading. In contrast to that sentiment, a client of mine recently showed me his iPad and told me “This tool will mean the end of books as we know them. I can store several hundred books on it and take it anywhere I need to read.” For gardeners with a whole room dedicated to several hundred books, the iPad means an empty room and reading any book or watching video all in the comfort of your garden. Imagine needing to know how to divide a perennial and simply calling up the how-to video or picture on your iPad, right in the garden while you do the task. Based on my own experience, there are two more trends that I know will continue this year. The first trend is in direct reaction to

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NOT sure what to do with your garden this year? Consider hiring a garden coach to provide you with some on-site training and tips. excessive taxation and the economic recession. It is: “Do-it-yourself gardening.” Whether that means planting a few flowers, rototilling (Oops! I mean cutting) the grass or building your own patio or fence, doing it yourself provides monetary, physical and spiritual rewards that many people will continue to enjoy. The second trend for this year has been undertaken for thousands of years: “Building sanctuary in the garden.” Increasing the

year-round livability and comfort of our yards continues to be one of the primary reasons that people spend time and money in their gardens, and because a sense of place helps to keep us grounded. Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist, garden designer, writer, consultant and organic horticulture teacher. For advice contact him at

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Teach child rules of phone

FOUR-YEAR-OLD Emma is playing quietly in the next room. It’s been a lovely afternoon. You are working in the kitchen and from time to time Emma pops in to spend some time with you.

Then the phone rings and Parenting Today your nice afternoon disappears. You are talking to a parent Kathy Lynn from the preschool committee about a fundraising event but can barely hear the call because Emma is there and is insistent. “Mommy, mommy,” she intones. You try to move her away and give her a signal that she has to wait but the monotone voice continues. Finally, you ask your caller to give you a minute and ask Emma what she needs. Suddenly, she has nothing to say, “Ummm, I played with my doll this afternoon.’ She tells you. What is going on? After all she has been happy to play quietly all afternoon and suddenly she needs your attention right now. The difference is that when you were working in the kitchen she could interrupt any time and you were available for her. Now, you are ignoring her. She feels left out and needs a reassurance that you still love her. You aren’t prepared to drop everything, including phone calls, to be there for her every time, so what do you do? She needs to learn that she can’t always be the centre of your attention and sometimes she needs to wait. She also needs to learn that even when you don’t have time for her right now, you still love her. So explain the rules when you are on the phone. Let her know that she can’t interrupt unless it’s a real emergency. She may decide that whatever she wants to tell you is an emergency so you need to work with her to determine what an emergency looks like. The toilet is overflowing or her sister is painting the wall with lipstick are emergencies. Tell her that when she wants to talk to you she must stand quietly by your side until you have the chance to talk to her. While you don’t want to interrupt your call to speak to her, you can certainly acknowledge her presence by holding her hand or rubbing her back. That way she knows that you are still there for her, just not right this moment. It’s a good idea to have some quiet play toys near the phone that can only be used during phone calls. So a puzzle or a sticker book will occupy her while you’re busy and if they are saved just for phone calls, she will be happy to have you chatting while she plays with these toys. Then put them away after the call. It’s not respectful to a child for you to interrupt activities for long phone calls or spend a great deal of time on the phone. If you are in the middle of a game or a story with your preschooler, let the call go to voice mail. You can say to her, “I’m with you right now, I will take that call later.” Then after the game

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TEACH your kids to respect your time on the phone while letting them know you still love them. or story, let her know that you now need to be on the phone. On the other hand, if it’s a call you really must take be respectful to your child and explain that this is a call you must take but you will return as soon as possible. It’s not a good time to get involved in a long chat with your friend while your children are waiting for you to get off the phone. Arrange to make long calls after your kids are in bed or while they are away or with another parent. In the same way, don’t tell the kids that you will be off the phone in a minute and then chat for an hour. That’s not fair. Teaching your kids to respect your need for quiet when you are on the phone won’t happen overnight. Be clear on your expectations, be consistent with how you handle calls and soon the kids will understand the rules and you can enjoy peaceful phone calls. Reach Kathy Lynn through her website,

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Third age learning: no exams, lots of fun Deana Lancaster

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opportunities in fields they have an interest in. Called “third age learning,” the programs are self-managed courses for older people no longer in full time work, to share learning experiences in a wide range of interests and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun. The approach is learning for pleasure. There is no accreditation or validation and there are no assessments or qualifications to be gained. On the North Shore, third age learning is the aim at Capilano University’s Eldercollege. According to a recent release, classes begin the week of Jan. 17. Students are people who love to learn, share ideas and meet new people. A free open house will take place on Jan. 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Chez Michelle on Esplanade in North Vancouver. The afternoon event will offer info about courses and attendees can register on the spot. The coming session for Eldercollege includes classes in opera highlights and sinfonia, featuring conductors and musicians demonstrating.

There is also the Leading Edge speakers series; “What’s News” — a small group discussion of current events — and an introduction to snowshoeing. A new astrology course will offer a panoramic view of the universe for the older viewer who, though educated, may have had limited exposure to science. The course will include video lectures from The Great Courses series (Cosmology and Understanding the Universe) plus guest appearances by local commentators who will discuss the cinematic treatment of “spacemen” and the ongoing search for extrasolar planets

and extraterrestrial life. Books Unlimited and Fact and Fiction are both book clubs — offering lively discussions and input on selected readings. The Leading Edge is a series of presentations on topics of current interest featuring various speakers from the local and academic communities. The topics are chosen to enlarge understanding of and elaborate on new ideas, technologies and processes. Other courses include History - Four Great Empires: China, Japan, the U.S.A, Britain; Greek Tragedy (three plays); Gourmet Club; Bird

Watching with an Expert leader; and Computer for Beginners. Classes are held in local community spaces such as community centres and at the Cap U campus. For more information or to register visit www.capilanou. ca/ce/eldercollege or phone the Continuing Education office at 604.984.4901. The Eldercollege program at Capilano University Continuing Education is a membership-basedcommunity of individuals aged 55 plus with a zest for learning and exploring life. There are no exams, deadlines or pressure.

Venturing into the world of wine PERHAPS this is the year you learn about the world of wine.

Fine Vintage wine courses — offered by West Vancouver resident and master of wine James Cluer — start up again this month at the downtown campus of BCIT. The Wine and Spirit Education Trust Foundation Certificate is the first level of course study in the WSET wine course program. This course is an introduction to wine and is perfect for beginners and those with a basic knowledge

of wine. The Foundation course focuses on learning the art of wine tasting, pairing food and wine and the characteristics of the major grape varieties. The course delves into grape growing and winemaking, and includes an overview on B.C. wines. There are two options for the course: one evening a week over four weeks, or a one-day program that runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.

Kindergarten Registration for 2011-2012 Kindergarten registration for the 2011-2012 school year begins at the Central Registration Office on January 24, 2011. Where: 2132 Hamilton Avenue What to bring: • Child’s birth certificate (Canada) or proof of citizenship and • Proof of current residence (Hydro bill, purchase or rental agreement) Registration forms are available at all elementary schools, the Central Registration Office and on Learn more about all our Kindergarten programs at the: Kindergarten Information Meeting for Parents 7 p.m. January 12, 2011 Lucas Centre (2132 Hamilton Avenue)

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Registration Guide HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

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Mental workout RITA Eyre (left) together with Lori Wall, the co-ordinator of Brain Body Fitness for Seniors of All Cultures, demonstrate some of the brain game techniques to stimulate brain and body fitness. The two were taking part in a celebration event at the end of a year-long program aimed at assisting seniors in the community to be active and involved for improving health and overall wellbeing. The program encouraged seniors of all cultures to engage and feel acceptance. The group took part in exercises that enhance memory, thinking skills, and self-management tools for release of tension due to stress. A shorter program of six sessions will start Jan. 11th at John Braithwaite Community Centre. Phone 604-987-8138 for more info or to register.

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Busy moms learn Japanese cooking

Deana Lancaster

KIMIKO Suzuki knows what it is to be a busy mom. The North Vancouver resident was working and caring for her three young boys when she fell ill and had to quit her job. “It was a good turning point. I had to quit, so I

decided to do something I love to do.” Originally from Wakayama, Japan, Suzuki has a passion for food, especially Japanese food. “It’s healthy, we use less oil, butter and dairy. If you use certain sauces it can be glutenfree, and it’s easier than you think.” Late last year, Suzuki starting sharing her passion for food and knowledge of

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cooking, in a kids’ cooking camp, and then in December for a small group of moms during a one-morning per week cooking class in her kitchen. “We had a blast. It was perfect, we kept it small and cooked different things each week.” For the final session, the class headed to the new Osaka grocery store where Suzuki showed her students the best ingredients and products with which to cook their dishes. “Most people know sushi and teriyaki and we do cook some of those, but I also like to introduce other dishes that they might not have tried before.” Kimiko’s next session of Cooking Classes for Busy Moms starts Tuesday, Jan. 11 from 9:20 to 11:10 a.m. (to co-ordinate around preschool for Suzuki’s youngest son). Students will learn to make Japanese style sushi, sunomono salad, easy and healthy miso soup and more. “I teach easy and very simple recipes. I know how busy we all are.” On Feb. 1 the class will again head to Osaka on a field trip. The class is $105 per person for all classes, and $40 to drop-in. Suzuki is also teaching baking workshops Jan. 14 and Jan. 28, with lessons on easy granola bars, cupcakes, muffins and cookies. Participants will take recipes and baking home. The workshops run from 10:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Cost is $70 per person for the twoday workshop, or $40 per class for drop-in. Children will enjoy the repeat of the six-week Japanese cooking program at Jellico Station. “They loved cooking and they loved eating the food they made.” The class

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NORTH Vancouver resident Kimiko Suzuki shares her passion for healthy Japanese cooking during Cooking Classes for Busy Moms. The midweek sessions feature instruction on making more than sushi and Teriyaki, and also include a field trip to Osaka in West Vancouver, where Suzuki offers tips on ingredients and more. runs Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., cost is $150 per student. To register or for more information, visit www. or call 604982-1111. For more information about Suzuki, visit www., send her an e-mail at kimiko@ or phone 604-727-5331. She is also available to teach at private parties of six guests or more.


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LYNN Valley Library staff Jayme Flexhaug (left), Adeline Kozak, Alison Campbell and Michael DeKoven show off an assortment of iPads, Kindles, eReaders and Kobo tech devices, for the upcoming training session, Experience eReaders. The free program runs Jan. 22,10 a.m.-noon, and 1-3 p.m. Come learn what they are and what they do.

Artists for Kids After School Art Winter classes begin January 17, 2011 Classes for Young Artists ages 5-18 Taught by Terrific Teachers in a North Shore school near you Equivalency Course Credit for senior students Course registration forms available in all school offices and online. For more information please call 604-903-3798

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WHILE New Year’s Eve and the accompanying resolutions may still seem fresh in your mind, months can pass without having acted on them.

Cut yourself some slack, focus on top family priorities, incorporate technology and simplify, simplify, simplify. Increased exercise Thought you would lose ten pounds before February, but didn’t quite make it? Ease up on the guilt and make a few simple changes the whole family can enjoy. When baking things like deserts, substitute yogurt or applesauce for butter or use half the amount in certain sauces. Take the whole family out for a 20-minute, after dinner walk – no gym membership required and fresh air and good company guaranteed. Losing weight doesn’t have to be as hard as you think; with a few short-cuts and a family-team effort, the pounds will melt-off over the course of the year.

Date night Made a commitment to take your spouse out-on-thetown more, but feeling that post holiday wallet pinch and back-to-work fatigue? Create special nights at home by cooking delicious meals, lighting the candles and dimming the lights. Capture your meals and moments with a digital camera and at the end of the year, create a photo album with pictures of your home-made events for an easy, romantic gift

(and reminder of resolutions kept). Extended family Promised to visit the inlaws more frequently, but finding it hard to find the time? Use online instant messaging and video conferencing to connect with out-of-town family and save long drives or flights for less frequent, more special in-person visits. More information can be found online at —

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art with creative activities including painting, sponging, drawing, collage and more on Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Drop-in: $2. Info: 604-982-8311. Family Storytime: Stories and fun for the whole family on Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-9257422 or

After-School Sports: Ages eight to 15 can drop in for fun any Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $1. Crafts Funtastic: Children ages six to 12 can discover the wonderful world of

Imagination Storytime: A free drop-in program every Wednesday, 10-10:30 a.m. at Active Baby, Capilano Mall, North Vancouver. Suitable for children ages one to five. Info: 604-986-8977. Mount Seymour United Church Choir: Children and See more page 31


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Chip hip hooray! JENNIFER Froese (left) and Elizabeth Gock add a Christmas tree to a growing pile tended by fellow scouts in preparation for this weekend’s Christmas tree chip-up. North Shore scout groups will accept trees for chipping by donation this weekend. The 30th Seymour Scouts will be at Lynn Valley United Church, Mountain Highway and Lynn Valley Road, on Jan. 8 and 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. The 6th Seymour Scouts will be at Grand Boulevard Park (by tennis courts) Jan. 8 and 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days.

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Chris Hermiston and Chelsea Strand James and Carolyn Strand of North Vancouver announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Strand, to Chris Hermiston, son of Jim and Cathy Hermiston of Summerland. The wedding is scheduled to take place in September, 2012, in Summerland.

Robin Russell and Janet Maxwell On December 31, Deep Cove couple Janet Maxwell and Robin Russell celebrated their first anniversary. They were married in Alliston, Ontario with their five children and family in attendance. They plan to take one honeymoon a year, the next one in October to Paris!

Rebecca Williamson and Kevin Giroux The families of Kevin Giroux and Rebecca Williamson congratulate them on their New Year’s wedding.

Rose Smith Rose Smith (right) celebrated her 90th birthday on Dec. 22. Born in Kamsack, Sask. in 1920, the North Vancouverite loves to spend her summers at Canim Lake, B.C. where she is considered by many to be the lake mascot.

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Put down the phone and eat

Deana Lancaster

A few years back I wrote a New Year’s resolution column for diners — a primer, if you will, for courteous eating out. Well folks, times have changed; with the advent of social media there is a whole new set of bewildering behaviours to consider. The time seems right to revisit the rules. First up, one of the classics. 1. Reservations. If the restaurant takes them, you should make one. And with the advent of the online reservations site Open Table ( there’s almost no reason not to. If everything works as it should, you will arrive at the scheduled time and your table will be ready and waiting — smooth like butter. Making a reservation also allows you to ask for a window seat or a specific table, and to let the staff know if you will be celebrating a special occasion. Now, the rules: if you are running more than 15 minutes late, call the restaurant and let them know or they are within their right to give your table away. One person from your party of 10 arriving on time does not count — your server is obviously not able to start service for your party. Many restaurants will allow the solo

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WE get it: you lead an exciting, adventure-filled life. Still, the chances that your friends want to know what you’re eating for lunch are slim; keep the meal-time tweets to a minimum. It’s rude. diner to hold the table, but if not you have only yourselves to blame. Arrive on time . . . all of you. Most important: if you are not going to show up for your reservation, call the restaurant and cancel it. Not doing so is inconsiderate in the extreme: while waiting for you to show, the restaurant runs the risk of losing other diners to fill that table and the server misses out on tips. If you choose to show up without reservations, be prepared to wait. Do not point at an empty or dirty table and ask to sit there. Do

not seat yourself. Even casual restaurants have a system and you have no way of knowing how the shift is progressing. If a table is empty it’s possible the server working that section was slammed and the host or hostess is giving them a chance to catch up, or is trying to properly time their tables. If you mess with their system you are likely to get less than friendly attention. 2. Cell phones. I used to take a hard line on this, and to be honest it still seems to me that there is no reason you can’t put your phone away for an hour or two. Give your food,

and your dining companions, the attention they deserve. I realize it’s no longer a realistic expectation, though, so at the very least, align your phone use with your environment; put it away in a formal restaurant. Otherwise, set it to vibrate, text discreetly, and please, please don’t chat away on a call while you’re at the table. Take it to the reception area, or better yet, outside. Which brings me to . . . 3. Facebook and Twitter. Here it is: the minefield of social media. I get it, I really do — you love to update your friends and followers on your latest adventures. So do I. But unless you are especially clever or witty, it’s unlikely that they need a running commentary on your meal. Do you think they will be entertained as you live-blog your way through three courses at White Spot, or suck the meat off two dozen chicken wings at the pub? I’m sorry if this is painful to hear: they won’t. Here are the instances when a tweet or update is suitable: you have discovered a terrific new restaurant, delicious dish or fantastic deal, or you want to invite others to join you. In all circumstances, one quick and concise tweet should do it — how long does it take to type 140 characters after all? There is no reason for you to sit at the table, typing throughout your entire meal. I say this as someone who earns a living writing about what I eat — enjoy the experience while you’re there having it and tell people about it later. 4. Food photography. I realize this isn’t an issue for most people, unless you are, or dine with, one of our city’s many food bloggers or food media. I see plenty of it, and if I don’t have a photographer along with me, I’m even See Take page 28

January: time to pay the piper

Kim Thom

Contributing Writer

HERE it is: the dreariest time of year, when we turn in our wine glass for a water bottle and all that lovely rich food for diet fare. Not fun! As we launch into 2011, I am sharing the recipe for my favourite diet dish, which happens to be great for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. The main ingredients are pasteurized egg whites and Laughing Cow cheese, both with long expiry dates. They can both be reasonably priced if purchased in larger packages. This is a fast, economical and satisfying meal at any time of the day

that is only about four Weight Watcher points, depending on the meat and cheese used. A 1,200-watt microwave was used to calculate cooking times.

Quick and Easy Frittata for One 1½ cups vegetables chopped into ½”chunks, such as a combination of mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, asparagus and/or zucchini 1 slice coarsely chopped fat-free ham or smoked turkey breast or 1⁄3 cup cooked shrimp or fish 1 wedge Laughing Cow Regular or Light cheese, cut into 6 or 7 pieces ½ cup well-shaken egg pasteurized whites (such as Naturegg or Egg Beaters) Hot sauce, to taste (optional)

Serve with: salsa or ketchup (optional) Place vegetables in a 1½-2 cup ceramic, glass or plastic dish — the flatter the bottom the better. I use a ceramic dish that is four inches wide by six inches long by two inches high. Do not grease dish. Cover loosely with plastic wrap leaving one corner open to vent. A round 14-ounce Ziploc resealable container works well, 0 too; just leave the lid ajar while cooking instead of using plastic wrap — ideal for preparing at work. Microwave on high for 1½ minutes; drain well. Sprinkle ham and cheese evenly over top of vegetables; pour egg whites over top. Add a few dashes of hot sauce, if desired. Cover with plastic wrap leaving one corner open to vent. Microwave on high for two to 2½ minutes.

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Frittata for Two: Double the ingredients; sprinkle over the bottom of a nine-inch glass pie plate. Cover with plastic wrap leaving a corner open to vent and microwave on high for 2 minutes; drain well. Sprinkle ham and cheese over top, cover loosely with plastic wrap leaving a corner open to vent and microwave on high for five minutes. Tortilla Variation: (add 2 points) Microwave vegetables for 1½ minutes; drain well. Place a six-inch tortilla in a shallow six- to seven-inch long glass or ceramic dish; microwave for 15 seconds to soften. Sprinkle cooked vegetables, chopped ham or turkey and cheese pieces over top. Pour egg whites over mixture, being careful to ensure they are confined to the tortilla. Sprinkle hot sauce over top, if using, then fold two long sides of tortilla over egg mixture. See Substitute page 28

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guilty of it myself. Here’s the deal: make it quick, and if you can’t get your shot, please don’t take a plate of shared food to another corner of the restaurant where the light is better. I know of one especially galling instance in which a local food blogger dragged a meal out to six hours because of his incessant tweeting and photography of each dish from all angles. By the time the other diners at his table were able to eat, the food was cold. Obviously, this is extreme, but if you are one of those who enjoy documenting your dining experiences, please consider those around you. 5. The basics. Use your manners. Say please and thank you, look staff in the eye and make a note of who is serving you. Never, ever snap your fingers to get a staff member’s attention. 6. Keep your children at the table. Unless you’re at a kid-friendly establishment that offers play equipment for the entertainment of your offspring, they should remain seated and under no circumstances be allowed free run of the restaurant. With plates of food and hot coffee in hand, no server wants to be sidestepping your kids. They’re a hazard. If they haven’t yet learned to stay at the table during a meal, work on it at home before taking them out.

7. If the restaurant you’re dining in has a sommelier or wine steward, take advantage! Even if you know your way around a wine list, having the services of an expert at your disposal gives you an opportunity to discover something new. And if you don’t know much about wine, there’s no need to fake it. Tell the sommelier what you like (red: light, or big and juicy? White: rich, dry or crisp with residual sweetness?), give a price range and ask for suggestions. Getting help with a wine selection is one of my favourite things about eating out. Try asking the sommelier what he or she loves on the list, or if there are any wines in house that aren’t listed. And don’t forget, if you order a bottle and don’t want to drink it all because you’re driving, you can always ask your server to recork it and enjoy the rest at home. 8. If you have a problem, address it on the spot. Be polite, explain the issue calmly, don’t lose your temper. We all know that mistakes happen — you may be surprised at

the steps many restaurant managers will take to solve your problem if you handle it gracefully. Not as graceful: remaining silent while still in the premises and then taking your frustration to the Internet to vent on sites such as Dine Here and Yelp. I’m not a fan of consumer review sites in general. Aside from my obvious bias toward professional critics (What? Did you think I would pretend otherwise?), negative entries are often motivated by the hidden agendas of competitors and disgruntled former employees and positive ones can be submitted by friends of the business owner. If you didn’t give the restaurant a chance to address your issues, ranting online is unfair. 9. Leave a tip. There are no excuses not to, and yes, I have heard them all. Of course it would be nice if waitstaff made more than minimum wage, and then we diners wouldn’t have to supplement their income. But the B.C. restaurant industry is a costly one to operate in, without a

lot of profit margin; a higher wage is not likely. The standard amount for tipping is 15 per cent on the pre-tax total of the bill, more if you thought the experience was exceptional. The cost of alcoholic beverages is included in that total (I’m baffled by those who argue against that). Remember that your server will be sharing a percentage of their tips with other staff: host/hostess, bartender, busser and kitchen staff; if you stiff them, your server will have to pay out of their own pocket. It is especially unfair if you decided to go tipless because of something outside the server’s control: the food, the timing, or because you’re cheap. Bottom line, if you can’t afford a tip, go to a restaurant with counter service or eat at home. All right readers, that’s it from me. Have any general pet peeves about dining out (not complaints about specific restaurants) that you would like to share? Send them to me at, and I will run a selection of them next week.

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From page 27

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At last: a vegan cheese that’s good Caitlin Dowling

A Canadian company has developed an award-winning vegan alternative to cheese, and it’s flying off the shelves. Daiya has become quite the celebrity talking point, appearing on Oprah’s show, the Ellen DeGeneres show, and now appearing at a store near you. “It’s pretty exciting,” says brand manager Kristen Bourke. “It’s not very often that a food product like this sort of sells itself. Usually you’re fighting to get shelf space.” Vegans and dairy intolerant people have a difficult time finding cheese substitutes. The products on the market have a reputation for being chalky, not melting and generally behaving and tasting rather unlike the dairy equivalent. This was the concern of Andre Kroecher, a vegan from the North Shore, who founded the company. Kroecher tried making a vegan pizza at home in 2005 and was thoroughly disappointed by the results. None of the cheese style products he tried melted properly and some still contained the animal protein casein, and therefore couldn’t be used in vegan cooking.

“He’d end up throwing it all away based on the quality and texture of the products on the market,” says Bourke. Kroecher decided to make his own product, a product that could melt and stretch much like dairy cheese, strictly for personal consumption. The first prototype was havarti-like in style, and Kroecher would bring it to social occasions without telling anyone that it wasn’t cheese. “It would always vanish,” he says. “There was a real shock” when he told people what the product was actually made of, says Kroecher. “Then people would say, ‘you have to do something with this.” Koecher started to use tapioca or arrowroot flour as opposed to soy, which forms the basis of many vegan alternatives currently available. “I remembered that when I was little, tapioca pudding was really very stretchy,” he says, which was the characteristic that was so hard to replicate in non-dairy alternatives. Kroecher and co-founder Greg Blake started taking the experiments a bit further. “Because we had no food science background, we had no pre-conceived notions about how one might do this,” adds Blake. “We set up (research and development) kitchens in our homes,

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

DAIYA co-founders Andre Kroecher and Greg Blake survey the combination scale at work in their plant. The equipment is used to blend and weigh the vegan cheese before packaging. much to the chagrin of our wives, and went at it.” By 2008, Kroecher and Blake had developed Daiya, an alternative to cheese that behaves exactly like the dairy variety. It melts and shreds and opens up a world of new dining options for people with food allergies and vegans alike.


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Everything from fondue to grilled cheese is now back on the menu, and people can’t get enough. Daiya has just won the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Proggy Award for Company of the Year. The animal rights group commends the company for bringing a healthier, animal-friendly vegan lifestyle into

the mainstream. “For us it’s been exciting because a lot of the major chains have been coming to us and asking for the product, all based on consumer interest,” says Bourke. “Consumers (are) driving the sales when they come to the store and ask their buyers for it.”

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NORTH Shore resident Heidi Coglon will be travelling to northern Uganda this spring as a token of appreciation for her contribution to the 2010 GuluWalk campaign.

Heidi and her four-year-old daughter, Gabrielle, participated in the Vancouver GuluWalk on Oct. 16, 2010, and were this year’s top fundraisers, bringing in $3,500 for war-affected youth. According to Heidi, the trip will be an opportunity to see how the funds raised from GuluWalk are working in the community and a chance to meet the people and youth who are benefiting. For more information on the GuluWalk, a campaign of Athletes for Africa that supports war-affected youth in northern Uganda and sees more than 30,000 people in more than 100 cities in 16 different countries participate, visit www.guluwalk. com. ••• Capilano University’s 2010 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal is North Vancouver resident and early childhood care and education student (ECCE) Hannah Naomi Kinch. According to a written statement, the medal was awarded at the university’s fall convocation ceremony on Nov. 29, 2010. Established in 1979 by the Ministry of Advanced Education, the Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal is awarded to a student in a vocational or career program of less than two years duration who has excelled in his or her studies and who has contributed in a positive way to the life of their post-secondary institution or their community.

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THIS photo was taken in September 1938 and is of the Lions Gate Bridge, which was opened in November of the same year. In the foreground is the lone house on Sentinel Hill in West Vancouver. The house was designed in the art deco style and was built for the Dockerill family at 959 Esquimalt Ave. It has since been replaced with two houses. When presenting the medal, ECCE instructor Violet Jessen told the audience that Kinch’s intellectual curiosity led her to take risks by challenging her own ideas and beliefs as she refined her teaching practises and philosophy with thoughtfulness and clarity. Hannah has volunteered with Amnesty International, Diversity Track Meet and other community projects in her

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youth who want sing, shout, clap, drum, move and groove to inspirational songs of all kinds are invited to join the choir. Practices every Wednesday, 4 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-929-1336 or Sea Cadets offers youth ages 12-18 band, sailing, first aid, citizenship, seamanship, summer camp, high-school credits and friendships. Meetings are held Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. at 1555 Forbes Ave., North Vancouver. Info: or 604988-8911 ext. 1. Storytime: Free weekly imagination storytime for children up to five years old read by North Shore mom Stef Green. Held every Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Active Baby in Capilano Mall. Storytime Fun: A program of stories, songs and puppets with a focus on pre-reading skills, for ages three to five, Wednesdays, 1:30-2 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7408 or www.

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St. Andrew’s United Church Choir: Angelic Voices, a program for ages five to eight, practices Thursdays, 5-5:45 p.m. at the church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9850408.

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NV man the face of Whitecaps Osborne-

Paradis leads Canadian team in Italy

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Benjamin Alldritt

FOR anyone who has been around soccer on the North Shore, or Canadian soccer in general for that matter, Carl Valentine is a recognizable face. Now the longtime North Vancouver resident will be one of the most visible faces of the Vancouver Whitecaps as they prepare to return to North America’s top professional league. “It’s a win-win situation for me,” Valentine told the North Shore News from his North Vancouver home. “I really want to be part of this great experience. After speaking for people for years and them saying ‘Will we ever get back those days of the Whitecaps?’ You kind of say yes, but you wonder if it will be in your lifetime. So it’s exciting to see it happen.” Valentine was an integral part of “those days,” when the Whitecaps were a powerhouse side during one of the strongest eras for soccer in the U.S. and Canada. Noted for his speed and skill with the ball, the Manchester-born forward was one the starting 11 that won the 1979 North American Soccer League title at a time when the league also hosted such global stars as Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and George Best. Although born in Britain, Valentine became a Canadian citizen during his time with the Whitecaps and was part of the side that campaigned to the World Cup in Mexico in 1986. Valentine assisted on both of the goals in the 2-1 qualifying clincher over Honduras that sent the True North to the world’s greatest

Benjamin Alldritt

NORTH Vancouver ski great Manuel OsborneParadis produced the best Canadian result at the World Cup stop in Bormio, Italy Dec. 29, but admitted that fatigue contributed to his 13th-place finish.

readers will know Valentine from the North Shore Soccer Development Centre, where he spent seven years as head coach and sports columnist before taking a similar role with Total Soccer Systems academy in Richmond.

“I’m excited for the New Year’s break. I’m pretty burnt out right now,” OsborneParadis said in an Alpine Canada release. “I’m excited to go back and see my friends and get back to normal life for a few days. Then I’ll be ready to come back and throw the hammer down in January, because that’s the month I own.” Osborne-Paradis completed the 3.27-kilometre course in two minutes 1.27 seconds. His previous visit to the Stelvio course ended with him placed 10th. “My race felt decent,” said the 26-year-old. “Not the best, not the worst. I mean, I say this every year, but it’s something I can build on. I’m skiing good enough now and we have a good enough coaching staff that I can really sit down and talk with them and work on the races. Last year we were working on the Olympics so much, but now we can really get down and focus on each race individually.” December’s victory made Austria’s Michael Walchhofer the first person to conquer the highly regarded Stelvio

See Valentine page 34

See Olympic page 33

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

NORTH Vancouver resident and longtime local coach Carl Valentine is returning to the Vancouver Whitecaps as an ambassador and staff coach. sporting stage. After the demise of the NASL, Valentine remained as part of the newly renamed Vancouver 86ers, who went on to claim four back-to-back titles in the Canadian Soccer League. He is still the team’s leader in appearances, with 409 outings to his credit,

and sits third in the club’s alltime points list with 65 goals and 69 assists. He played for a variety of professional sides in the U.S. and Britain before returning to British Columbia to manage the Whitecaps through to 1999. Closer to home, players, parents and North Shore News



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Bell wins in backyard Benjamin Alldritt

NORTH Vancouver cyclist Zach Bell continued his stay at the front of the pack, teaming up with Langley’s Svein Tuft to win the madison event in the Saputo 4 series of races at the Burnaby velodrome last week.

NEWS file photo

THE World Cup circuit stop in Bormio, Italy, wasn’t the best result for North Vancouver’s Manuel Osborne-Paradis, seen here during the 2010 Olympics, but he led the Canadian field and is hoping to enjoy a strong January.

Olympic prep made focus harder From page 32


room,” he said in a release. “I think it’s been throwing a few guys off today and I just kind of caught my ski. “It put me in the back seat and I couldn’t regain it and spun out. I’m a little banged up, a little beat up, but I’m still standing, so it’s all good.”




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TRACK racer Zach Bell got off to a quick postChristmas start with a madison win in Burnaby. holidays. In 2010, Bell won a pair of back-to-back races at a World Cup event in Beijing that January. Bell’s coach, Richard Wooles, whom he began

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TheotherNorthShoreproduct competing on the Italian mountainside was Robbie Dixon, who crashed on a turn and was unfortunately unable to complete the course. “There was one little tricky spot there where maybe I should have given myself extra

The win follows a strong series of performances in 2010 for Bell, who holds a CommonwealthGamesbronze medal, a World Championship silver medal and a variety of podium finishes at National and World Cup events. Bell, originally from Watson Lake, Yukon, also appeared at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, one of only two Yukon products to compete in the Summer Games. For readers not familiar with track cycling events, the madison is a 125-lap relay race, where cyclists race for a certain number of laps and then hand off to their teammate. “It’s nice to be able to race in your own backyard, especially with the timing of it,” Bell told reporters before the event. “Through the holidays it can be a little tough to keep the motivation up so to have a good, hard race here is going to be beneficial.” Bell may have been waxing a little modest in that assessment, as this is the second year he has come hard out of the gate following the

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Valentine’s dual experiences as a career player and Canadian soccer royalty have led him back to an unusual hybrid role with his old team, which is gearing up for their debut in Major League Soccer. Wanting to return to a professional setting, Valentine left TSS in February to take a coaching position with the Ottawa Fury, a development team. But even before he got on the plane back east, Valentine had started to help host events with the Whitecaps and began talks with his old Whitecaps and national side teammate Bob Lenarduzzi, who is now the club’s president. “The club is evolving, going to the MLS and hiring new people,” he said. “Even they’re not 100 per cent sure what my role is going to be. They’re going to see what my strengths are and what my best place is in the organization moving forward. Right now, my role is an ambassador and staff coach role.”

Valentine will be working alongside men’s head coach Teitur Thordarson, likely working with the team’s wingers as well as leading development and scouting camps. While Valentine has a wealth of playing and coaching experience, the move to being a media personality will take a little more getting used to. “I wouldn’t say I’m comfortable yet,” he laughed. “I love coaching; it’s what I’ve done. But I’m excited to be part of that side and learn that as well. You see what they’re putting in all the literature: ‘Since 1974.’ That’s important, the club’s history. Connecting with the community is important and I think I’m able to do that like I did as a player.” As a veteran of several leagues, including the muchloved but ultimately doomed NASL, Valentine has a unique perspective on what it takes for soccer to thrive as a selfsustaining business. That community connection and the ability to attract kids into

field notes NORTH Vancouver product and Handsworth secondary graduate Jessica Barnett was recognized for her strong consistent play in field hockey this season, being named Most Valuable Player by the University of Iowa Hawkeyes.

the sport, said Valentine, is key. “The biggest thing I’ve seen is they use a lot of common sense, which I’ve not always seen a lot of in sports,” Valentine said. “They see the future of the Whitecaps in developing their own players. It’s so expensive to bring players in. There’s just so much money in the Premiership and leagues like that. You have to develop players, and if you look at New York, they just had a player that came through their academy and played in the playoffs. He went on to play for the U.S. national team at the World Cup. He scored the winning goal against South Africa. That’s a homegrown player.” It’s been a long circle back to his old club, but now Valentine’s sights are set on a new set of challenges on a new stage. “We want to be in the top 25 clubs in the world. That’s a lofty goal, right? But everyone’s working hard and I’m excited to be part of it.” NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

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ALEX Horvath and Lucas Savage of the Juan de Fuca Curling Club work together during the B.C. junior provincial championships at the North Shore Winter Club Dec. 28. No local teams competed.

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Name: Leona Sureth School: Sentinel Grade: 11 Sport: basketball Position: Guard Coach: John Isernia The scoop: Leona has been an outstanding addition to our senior girls basketball team. She plays with a high level of intensity that rubs off on the rest of the team players. Her silent leadership makes better players of the girls on the floor. As Leona goes, so goes the team. Her playing ability was noticed at the Sardis Pepsi Challenge Tournament as she was awarded player of the game in the championship game and was voted first team all star helping the team take home the trophy.

Name: Jordan Schatroph School: Sentinel Grade: 11 Sport: soccer Position: Goalkeeper Coaches: Rob Inman, Jesse Symons The scoop: Jordan’s play and leadership on and off of the field was outstanding. Jordan had eight shut outs, including two championship games and the zone final, to lead his team to the provincial championships. Jordan’s play in goal gave his team the confidence to win their first AAA championship. Jordan has been named First Team All Star for the North Shore.

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Now in her second year, Barnett has started every game in her college career so far. She leads the Hawkeyes bench with 14 points, including seven goals, two of which were game-winners. Barnett was also named All-Big Ten second team this year. Hockey players Sam Reinhart, 15, of West Vancouver, and Jackson Houck, also 15, from North Vancouver, will both suit up as forwards for Team B.C. during the Canada Winter Games in Halifax in mid-February. “As Team B.C. now has been named, the opportunity to coach this talented, skilled and diverse group of players is an exciting opportunity for the staff of Team B.C. Evaluating, assessing and watching the 33 short-listed players compete with each other and develop as high performance athletics over the past three months was a tasking job and led to some very hard decisions at all positions,” said Team B.C. head coach Russ Weber in a release. Also lacing up their skates at the Canada Winter Games will be Samira Tajbakhsh and Lynita White, both of North Vancouver. The two were both selected by B.C. Ringette to play on defense. Connor Weyell of Handsworth and Michael Harvey of Rockridge were both tapped to play for the Canada U-17 rugby side, part of a strong 17-person B.C. contingent. Both North Shore youths also appear for the Capilano Rugby Club. The touring side played a pair of games in California in late December, beating an AllAmerican high side 31-22 on the 29th before falling 44-29 on New Year’s Eve. North Vancouver resident Richard Scott was promoted to head coach of the senior varsity team by Notre Dame secondary in Vancouver in December of 2010. Scott becomes, astonishingly, only the fifth coach to lead the Jugglers over the 56-year history of the program. Scott is no stranger to leadership or success with Notre Dame, having spent 17 years at the helm of the junior program, where he helped capture two provincial titles and posted a 107-69 record. Scott, a Handsworth graduate and former SFU player, has also sat on the B.C. High School Football Association board for the last 14 years. — compiled by Benjamin Alldritt

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HARRIS, Joyce Sept 22, 1936 - Jan 3, 2011 Passed away peacefully, after a long courageous fight with cancer. Survived by her husband; Ray, sons; David (Gloria), Michael, Andrew and Stephen (Evelyn), grandchildren; Robert and Catherine. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the Doctors and Staff at Lions Gate Hospital and Hospice. No service by request. The family will be at home to friends at 2709 Wembley Drive, North Vancouver on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 in the afternoon. For those wishing to share a memory of Joyce, please go to

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LOTT - Keith Alfred, 1934 - 2010 On December 18, 2010, following a short illness, Keith Lott passed away in grace, dignity and in peace in the presence of his loving family. His loss is mourned by his mother Lillian Laird, sister Shirley Heap (Jim), nieces Stacey (Wolfgang) Schwegler, Jodie (Bruce) Warren, all of Vancouver, Cheryl Fowler of Calgary and six great-nieces and nephews. Keith will be remembered by his family as an extraordinarily kind and gentle soul. The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Bovard, Dr. Sugar, Dr. Shaw and the nurses at Lions Gate Hospital’s palliative care unit for their care and support for Keith during the final days of his illness. There will be no service by request.

When we are sad and lonely And everything goes wrong, We seem to hear you whisper, “Cheer up and carry on.” Each time we see your photo You seem to smile and say, “Don’t cry I’m only sleeping We’ll meet again someday.”

Passed away quietly at home in the early afternoon of December 14, aged 93, predeceased last spring after 68 years of marriage by his wife and lifelong love, Evelyn Margaret. Born February 4, 1917, he completed schooling at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh and medical studies at Edinburgh University, graduating with his M.B. & Ch.B., then later his M.D. During WW II he served in the British Army in England & Italy and afterwards he undertook specialist training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology acquiring in London his M.R.C.O.G., and later F.R.C.O.G. In 1951 the family emigrated to Canada and he served in the Canadian Army in Canada & Korea while qualifying with the C.M.C. and F.R.C.S.C. in his speciality. Subsequently he established a successful specialty practice on the North Shore at Lions Gate Hospital then later in the Fraser Valley at the Abbotsford and Mission Hospitals. He is survived by his four children Andrew (Kathy), Fiona (Greg), Neil (Cathy) and Iain (Heather); grandchildren David (Christina), Christopher (Andrea), Karen (Kyle), Catherine (Tom), Catriona (Joerg), Annabel, Morgana, Ian Jr., Callum, Stuart; and great-grandchildren Matthew, Eric, Cooper, Tessa and Mikel. Leslie was dedicated to his chosen profession, but occupied his limited spare time in a spirit of enterprise, innovation and adventure. He revelled in designing and building including family homes, outbuildings, walls and fish ponds. Among his hobbies were beekeeping, cultivating fruit trees, and outdoor pond fish-keeping (including keeping the small ‘lake’ at the farm stocked with trout). While in Abbostsford he shared in ‘chores’ related to the running of Margaret’s Hereford cattle ranch, occasionally assisting with calving. To the last weeks of his life, he was an avid tool maker solving household problems with uniquely designed, and successful, adaptations. The family spent many vacations at Kalamalka Lake, skiing at various locations including Silver Star, and at Tofino. They undertook extensive river canoe trips in B.C., Alberta, and the Yukon. Throughout his retirement he was a passionate golfer enjoying the companionship of friends at the Seymour Golf & Country Club. He took pleasure in international travel with his family, including extensive trips with Margaret to Europe, the former Soviet Union and China. Special thanks to Rosalinda, Elizabeth, and Flora whose two hours of daily care over the past few years enabled both Margaret and Leslie to remain in their home. Thanks also to Dr. G. Chalmers and Dr. W. Mayo for their ongoing care and support and for facilitating palliative care during Leslie’s final hours at home. There will be no service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the either the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation or the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation.






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1230 PITTAM-McGREGOR Doriene Alberta Oct 8, 1918 - Jan 3, 2011 Our beloved mother passed away peacefully at her home in West Vancouver with her family at her side. Doriene was a courageous individual, an inspiration to all her children, family and friends and will most be remembered for her beautiful smile, positive attitude and care for her family and friends. During her brief illness she never lost her sense of caring about others and regularly reminded us to smile and be happy. She is predeceased by husbands, Bruce McGregor, (2004) and Norman Pittam (2006) her mother Edith Kennedy (1990), father Archibald Grant, (1962) and sisters Phylis, (1937), Shirley, (1985) and Trudi, (2007) and granddaughter Madelaine, (1997). She will always be lovingly remembered by her children Greg, Grant, Moira, Craig, Rob and Neil, step-children Cheryl and Maxine and their families of Ohio, USA, grandchildren, Tanis, Kyle, Aja, Andrea, Corey, Calla, Shawn, Alyssa, Kristina, Michelle, Lucas, Kenya and Markus, her daughter in-laws, Rebecca, Elisabeth, Karen, Ruby and also remembered fondly by her brother-in law Dwight Beattie of White Rock, B.C., niece Barbara and nephews David and Brian and her loving and longtime friends Fidelma & John Murchie, Regina Hermuller and Anne Cameron. After mid age and the raising of her children Mom began a new career in fashion and design working at Switzer’s and later at Eaton’ s in home furnishings. She also took up cross-country skiing and sailing and enjoyed many weekends and days off with her friends up at Cypress or Manning Park and English Bay sailing out of the Jib Set. After retirement, travelling was foremost on Mom’s agenda as she loved visiting new places and met new friends easily. She travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and many trips to resort destinations with her friends and family. In her twilight years Mom was re-introduced to the 2nd. 'love of her life' Bruce McGregor after not being in contact for over 50 years. They were reunited and subsequently married on a cruise to Alaska in June 2001 and enjoyed 3 wonderful years together. Doriene enjoyed a healthy and very full life, she loved design and art and enjoyed the many opportunities a healthy life can give but always kept her family first and foremost in her thoughts and plans and was devoted to their well being and happiness..... At Doriene’s request a private family memorial service will be held at West Van United Church.

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Apartments & Condos

2 BDRM. 1 bath. $1,675 w/d, d/w, f/p, prkg, balcony, 912 sq ft., no pets, n/s. Avail Feb 1. 604-980-4998


North Van Apt. Rentals

★ CENTRAL LONSDALE ★ Spacious 1 BR. Featuring large kitchen, lots of storage, heat/hot water incl. N/s, no pets.$970 Avail Feb 1. 604-983-0634 1 BDRM, $825, 2 BDRM, $1150, Cent. Lons. nice quiet bldg, n/p, available NOW, 604-988-3227 1 BR $1095. avail now, 2 BR $1595 avail Dec 1; all ocean view, renovated, dw, ns, cat ok, lower Lonsdale, 604-988-1939 1 BR, $855, large incld heat, laundry, np, ns, Lonsdale & Keith, Feb. 1, 604-929-5101 leave msg. 1 br $900, Bach $825. both reno, hardwood/carpet balc. bright, quiet, storage, ug prkg & heat, np, Jan. 1. 312 E 1. 604-729-2420 1 Br $875, Jan. 1 reno, hardwood 280 E 2nd.. 778-855-2420 1 br $925 2 br. $1180, Lonsdale & 21, Feb 1, quiet bldg, np, hw, heat prkg storage 604-990-4088 1 BR, corner, top flr, view, hardwood, Jan 15 or 30, Lonsdale & 23rd. $825. ns, np. 604-986-4927


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1 Br, Large, $845, corner unit, brick patio, Feb. 1. heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg, no pets, 1 yr lease. 310 East 2nd, 604-904-0956 1 BR, large $860 & $870, Immed or Feb 1 Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets. 1 yr lease, walk to seabus 170 W 4th. 604-987-0558

121 WEST 20th. Newly reno 2 BR, 3rd flr. hardwood, heat & hw incl’d, 1 yr lease np, $1400, avail now, 604-681-2521 1 Br $920 Heat & hw incl. no pets, no smoking, 130 W 5 St. avail Feb. 1, 604-987-2761 2 BR. 1 & 2 baths, avail now. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, coin wd, call 778-554-0537

2 BR, 13 & Lonsdale, hardwood, ns, no pets $1050 incl heat, avail Jan. 1, 604-984-9367



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Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

LE CHATEAU, 1110 E 27th, Lynn Valley 1, 2 & 3 Br large starting @ $980. np, ns, 604-980-9219 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 3 BR, Feb. 1. 604-988-3828

2 BR bright spacious, top flr, central Lonsdale, quiet well kept bldg. ns, np, avail Jan 1. $1192incl heat/hw, 604-904-7545

2 BR, family complex, 1 bath, rec fac. pool, wd, Westview, 1 prkg, ns np $1425 Feb 1, 604-921-4384 2 BR Large $1150, avail Feb. 1, Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. 960 sf, drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl., Lynn Valley 604- 987- 4922 2 BR Large 1st floor. E 10 St, $1030 incl heat & cable, ns, np, ref’s, well main’t quiet building. Avail Feb 1, suit quiet tennant(s). 604-317-7425 2 BR, large apt character bldg hardwood, heat, hot water, cat ok! $1110, Jan. 15, 604-983-0423 2 BR, new reno & carpets, $1250 np, ns, avail now, 225 East 12th 604-786-3405

3 BR, 1.5 bath, Blueridge, insuite laundry, nr bus, rec centre, 2nd Narrows bridge, outdoor pool, $1750, Feb 1, 604-984-8129

2 br a corner suite, top flr of very quiet 3 story walk up, E. 15th St. high vaulted ceilings, large private balcony, sunny, south facing, new windows, dw, new carpet, venetian blinds, free laundry fac. no smoking & no pets, $1200 604-830-0857 Leave msg.


West Van Apt. Rentals

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated


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

990-2971 or Wkends 778-340-7406

As new 1 BR. Will be available long term. Air conditioned. Lease and excellent references a must. $1,350. Al Dodimead, ACD Realty 604 521-0311 view this & other properties @ PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. 1 BR. $1075 2 Br. $1450 up views, storage. NO PETS. 604-988-7379


West Van Apt. Rentals

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

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

WATERFRONT LUXURY The Pink Palace on the Seawall 2 bdrm, 2 bath spacious Indoor/outdoor pools. Fitness centre & billiard room, small pets allowed, no smoking 2222 Bellevue Ave. To view: 604-926-0627

6515 THE IONA 1370 Clyde Ave Available Feb 1st $1895/mo, Near Ambleside beach, restaurants, shops, amenities and transit, ocean & mnt view. Bright & Spac. 2 BR. Newly Reno’d, h/w floors, granite countertops and new cabinets. quiet bldg, laundry facility, prkg avail. Incls heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Call 604-922-4724 to View

Duplexes - Rent

UPPER BRIGHT 2 BR+den, f/p, w/d, cover’d prkg, 20x20 deck, City & Harbour view. Hydro incl $1450 Jan. 1st. 604-764-2612 or 604-649-3123


Furnished Accommodation

1 BR, Time Bldg,15th flr view, w/d, f/p, tv, nr seabus, $1395 604-250-4996

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

(Family complex )

2 & 3 BR Jan. 1, new reno’s, new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628

Chesterfield/W15, 1br, fp, incld heat hw, cable, 1 yr lease, no pets, $850up, 604-987-9899 DELBROOK GARDENS 2 BR $1540 Wdays 604-990-2971 Weekends 604-985-2876

1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA 2 BR - Avail Feb 1 $2000/mo. Fully Reno’d, granite countertops, Breathtaking ocean view, new appls, d/w, new kitchen & bath rm cabinets, 2 balc, 1.5 baths, HW floors, Walk to shops & restaurants. Steps to Seawall, transit & beaches. Sorry, no pets. Call 604-922-4724 to view.

Delbrook Gardens 777 W. Queens Rd -1 BR $1195. Wkdays 562-7097/Wkends 985-2876 2 BR, lrg, bright, 15th & Lonsdale,

$1030 incl heat h/water n/s n/p Immed. 604-323-4467

EVERGREEN - 161 East 17th St. A 1 br spacious, clean well maint, np, ns. Available. 604-990-8907

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Bach $885, 1 BR $1115, 2 BR $1400 Avail Now. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls.

Call 604-986-3356

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 Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 BR& 3 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Av. 604-926-6287 SENTINEL HILL 1 BR bright garden suite. W/d, $950 + 1/2 utils N/s. Avail Now (604) 922-3987

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Apartments & Condos

1 & 2 Bdrm Suites

2 BR, top flr, corner ste, Lonsdale & 6, hardwood, view, $1275, avail Jan. 15th or 30th. 604-986-4927 3 BR, 120 West 19 now. approx 1200sf, hardwood, heat/hw incl, 1 yr lease, np $1800. 604-681-2521


TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield Rd. NV 2 bdrm $1350 No pets. Call 604-



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2 BR bright, hi-spd/cable, hardwood, ns, np, nr seabus, quiet bldg. $1600, 604-708-8998 X308

Beautiful Large Suites - 1 BR from $915, now or Jan 1. 2 BR $1320, now or Jan 1. $300 Movein Allowance 2 BR only. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-986-3866

1 BR VIEW f/p, d/w,secure u/g prkg, Lease. 2nd & Lonsdale, No pets, Avail Feb 1st 604-669-3950


North Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR Large, long South facing balcony. E10 St, $950 incl heat & cable, ns, np, ref’s, well main’t quiet building. Avail Imm, suit quiet tennant(s). 604-317-7425

Lily’s Relaxation Centre 1050 Marine Dr., North Van (by McKay) parking at rear


BACH, LARGE $730, hardwood, heat, h/w, upper Lonsdale, avail Feb. 1, ns, np. 604-202-3458

1 BR Lonsdale & W 4th, concrete building, secure prkg, bright, quiet & clean ste, Avail Feb1st, $1150+ heat. ns, np. 604-250-5803

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Apartments & Condos

1 Br, Large, city/ocean view, $865, avail immed or Feb. 1. heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg, no pets, 1 yr lease. 310 East 2nd, 604-904-0956

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





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DEEP COVE, 2 br, 2 ba, house. - Luxury, panoramic view, spa/jacuzzi, $4500, pets ok 778-829-6993 DEEP COVE, Short / long stay, 1 Br & den, ensuite, furn or unfurn close to beach, park, shops, w/d, n/s, incredible view, $1500 incl. avail now. 604-929-3364 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit UPPER LONSDALE studio bsmt suite, great transition accomm or out of town prof, fully equipped, new. Utils, hd tv, net etc incl, share w/d. $1150 mth, long term rates avail 604-988-3895



560 SQ FT Garage, Lynn Valley, power, heat, extra parking off lane $650 mth, now 604-983-2365



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Houses - Rent


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR den ste spacious reno’d, Ambleside, walk to beach/shops, $1700 immed 778-881-2147 BRIT. PROP. 4200sf. 4/5 br, 3 bath, view, large landscaped prop Jan. 1, $5500, 604-418-9463

CAULFEILD 4 BR, 2 ba Rancher, hardwood, f/p, w/d, pet ok $2300. 604-925-8824 DEEP COVE 604-929-5191 - n/s - 2 BR seaside cottage $2275 - 3 BR large lot, quiet area $2050

LUXURY 6 BR, 6 ba, West Van, dbl garage, media room $5500. 604-925-8824 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● COQUITLAM - 218 Allard St. 2 bdrm HANDY MAN SPECIAL!!! HOUSE, bsmt/2 sheds....$888/M NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm HOUSE w/1 suite 2 f/p,Long term finance, new roof, RT-1..$1,288/M SURREY- 6297 134 St. Solid 5 bdrm HOUSE w/2 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre lot with views... $1,688/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen (604)786-4663


Office/Retail Rent

410 sf, Office 277 Mtn. Hwy near 2nd Narrows with balcony. Avail Feb 1st. 604-341-1870



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


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, BRAND NEW 7 appl, heat/ h/water/cable incl. priv entry, nr bus, np, ns, $1100 604-710-9820 1 BR bsmt suite, like new, Feb 1, np ns, suit 1, own entry, Upper Lonsdale, $850. 604-984-7010

1 BR lwr Capilano Rd; $750 w/ loundry, utils (no cable); close to shops and bus. No Pets; avail Jan.15 604 987-9175

1 BR, Lynn Canyon, garden level, shared wd, np ns, $800 incls. available. 604-720-6045 2 BDRM, 1000 sf, bright, ground floor, completely separate, gorgeous large private property in Eagle Harbour, sep laund, brand new carpet, new kitch & appl, incl d/w. $1500/mo incl util, cable, wifi, n/s, n/p, Feb. 1. 604-925-8795. 2 BR, Above Grnd Bsmt Suite. New reno’d. Bright. Green energy. Near Queensdale Mrkt. Quiet street. $1350/mth. DW, N/S. No pets. 604-988-2309. 2 BR bsmt, bright, wd, dw, ns, Ambleside, Park Royal, Bus, Cat OK, $1295incl utils 778-848-2747 2 br. garden level, central Lonsdale, fully reno’d, enclosed garage.$1625 incl heat/light, dw, wd, fp, ns np. Available Immed. 604-925-1036 2 BR Lrg Bsmnt, Lynn Valley & Hofkins, avail Imm. $1200 incl util. shared w/d, ns, np. 604-982-0522

2BR + Den Blueridge, ground level suite, gas f/p, d/w, laundry off kitchen, ns, np, $1,200+utilities. Jan15 or Feb1. 604-512-1158 2BR$1100+UTILS.UPDATEDLOWERSUITE.NSNP shareWD.FEB1 604-904-1221 PEMB HTS, bach bsmt suite, share w/d, $600, no pets/ smoking, hydro incl.986-7098


Townhouses Rent

3 Br. large $1750, Immed or Feb 1. new kitchen & appls. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, playground, priv. yard, 1300sf, drapes, heat & prkg incld. dw, 1.5 baths, 1 yr lease. no pets, 1228 Emery Pl. near Lynn Valley Mall. 604-987- 4922

Moving Out?

1 BR, clean as new, $950 incl. utils, share wd. Lower Lonsdale. Ns, np, avail now. 604-984-2354


Parts & Accessories

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Houses - Rent

3 BR, Ambleside 2 bath, gourmet kitchen off lrg family rm, view deck,1280 Ottawa, $3200,Avail Immed. Call Ali 604-551-5141

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3 BR character, N. Van, 3 ba, 2 kitchens, 2 f/p, updated $2500. 604-925-8824 4 BR+, 3 bath, W. Van. Upper Dundarave, city & ocean views, 3,300sf, wood fp, hardwood & tiles, garden, single garage + additional prkg, Nr. schools, storage. $3,750+utils. Min 1 yr lease, avail now, small pet ok, ref. 604-922-6103 or 604-788-6944



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8130 ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925



#1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774. #381293 LIC’D Bonded Electrician. Service, reno. Low prices Jeff 604-839-2825, 604-929-1094 A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 DNE ELECTRIC All Electrical Needs Lic #89267, Panel Upgrading. Reasonable & Free Estimate. 604-999-2332


A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds

ROUZ ELECTRIC #89724 Great rates, fast service, free est. Satisfaction guar. 604-765-3329 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899


• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs



Trim, Top, Prune. All types of lawn & garden applications. General Clean-Up. Call Sukh: Free Est.

604-726-9213 604-984-1988

A. A. Allwest Garden Service Lawn maint, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-726-9213 or 604-984-1988

Serafina Garden Services Maint. & design, decoration & cleanups reas rate 604-984-4433



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


Home Services

BEST VALUE for your dollars! Run a classified ad which covers all of BC. or 1-866-669-9222. NORTH SHORE Home Services Windows, gutters, power washing 604-988-5294


Moving & Storage


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

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac 604-537-4140

RELIABLE HARD WORKER: Int painting, gutters, windows, power washing, gardening, leaves, weeding, hedges, snow rem, salting. Rob 778-229-4979


CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101

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


10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 BUDGET PLUMBING, No travel charge, No hidden fees. Guaranteed. Reasonable. 604-726-0474 COMPLETE PLUMBING, heating and gas services, new & old, hot water tanks, lic’d, ins. Quick response; friendly. 604-720-8805





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


Power Washing

604-773-4549 Winter Cleanups Driveways, walkways, etc. Get rid of that moss & mess around your home or work.


Renovations & Home Improvement

Call today 604-328-5554

• General Contracting • Project Management • Consulting & Design • New Construction • Large or small Residential Renovations & Repairs

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount


Oil Tank Removal

Georgie Award for Best Renovation & Design Complete Renovations / Additions Kitchens / Bathrooms




Painting/ Wallpaper


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

• In business 50 years 604-879-9191


#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

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

Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567

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

Counter Tops, Custom Cabinets & Refacing

Lawn & Garden

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


604-926-1526 604-726-9153



Tried & True Since 1902

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



LONSDALE ROOFING Don’t Miss Miss This Don’t This One! One!

15% OFF

15% OFF (if booked before Feb. 15/10)


604-929-7133 • Flat Roofing • Flat Roofing • Cedar Shakes • Cedar Shingles Shakes • Asphalt • Asphalt Shingles • Roof Maintenance • Roof Maintenance

604-929-7133 604-973-0290


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


A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $167. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451

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


Renovations & Construction. Mano, 604-990-1671/230-7970 JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. COMPLETE RENOVATIONS


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


Snow Removal

K & E’S 24 HOUR SNOW PLOWING & SALTING Commercial & Residential Fully Insured

604-937-6633 604-349-5533



TILE-RIFIC TILING & PAINTING Slate, Glass, Ceramic Specialist. Quality Work. 604-831-4013


Tree Services

#1 All Season $ BEST RATES $ Roofing Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

SAVE 5% Off the Total Cost of Reroofing

20 year Labour Warranty available


WINTER SPECIAL SAVE THE HST Have Your Roof Done Between Now & Jan. 7 A+


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




A North West Roofing Specialist in Re-Roofing & Repair, Free Est payment plan avail, WCB, Liability Insured Jag 778-892-1530

Interior/Exterior Specialist




● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates


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


DVK PAINTING LTD. Winter Special 20% Off! Ext & Int. Free Est’s. Dave • 604-354-2930


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


Painting/ Wallpaper

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance



Winter Services

Renos Carpentry cabinet, drs, laminate, tiles, drywall, paint 761-7745

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

LIGHTING CONTROL, small jobs to rewires, new houses, repairs. Insured & bonded. Lic. #23726. Call Chris or Fred, 604-788-3864

Lawn & Garden



604-984-4147 DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000


310-JIMS (5467) Fireplaces

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

• Drain Tiles • Wet Basements • Sump & Sewer

Wed to Sat 9am - 5pm 2002 Jaguar “X Type” 2.5 All Wheel Drive 4dr Sedan, auto, local, leather, sunroof, heated seats, only 49K, spotlessly kept. $13,850 1999 Mercedes Benz SLK 230, retractable steel top convertible, auto/Tiptronic, local, leather heated seats, only 51k from new, spotless. $12,850 1999 Mercedes Benz E320 4 Matic Station Wagon, only 141k, extremely well kept. $11,850 1997 Saab 900SE 2.0 Turbo Convertible, 5spd manual, local, leather pwr heated seats, only 71k from new, exceptionally well cared for. $5,850


Fully insured & WCB

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

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) ★AAA★ TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500 A.ALL AREA TREE SERVICE Topping, pruning & stump grinding. 604-926-1526 & 604-726-9153 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

You Want It We’ve Got It

Find Whatever You’re Looking for in the Classifieds.

Advantage Building Maintenance: •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •FREE Estimate 604-802-1918 CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913 LONSDALE ROOFING Flat Roof, Cedar, Asphalt 15% OFF! (604) 973-0290 ROOFING REPAIRS 604-988-0279 All types, Guaranteed. 34 yrs exp. Call John (cell 604-375-0979)




Rubbish Removal

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

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