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A North Vancouver father is recovering from his injuries but has been left unable to work after being savagely beaten in a case of road rage gone horribly wrong on Highway 1. Ryan McCaffery’s vehicle was forced to a stop halfway up The Cut and the driver of a minivan got out and attacked him with a baseball bat after an altercation on the road turned ugly on the afternoon of Jan. 1. McCaffery said he knew the situation wasn’t going to go well when he got out of his vehicle to check for damage and a man who was a passenger in the other vehicle ran up and began to attack him. Shortly after, the driver joined in. “I felt a bat hit my head,” said McCaffery. While the driver continued to hit him with the bat, the passenger punched him in the stomach. “I remember them saying that I was in big trouble, that I’d made a big mistake,” he said. McCaffery said trouble ﬁrst started as he was merging on to the on-ramp for the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing and accelerated to cut in ahead of two other vehicles. That made one See Freeway page 5
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A number of property owners in West Vancouver are crying foul after their property assessments increased a whopping 40 to 60 per cent this year.
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Now they’re worried about what that kind of increase — roughly four times the average — will mean for their tax bill. Allan Newbury, who lives on a section of Mathers Avenue directly above Highway 1, said he was shocked when he opened See Freeway page 5
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Library foundation numbers in the black
2009 a bad year, but money still donated to WV Memorial Library Tessa Holloway
ALLEGATIONS to the contrary, donations to the West Vancouver Library Foundation did cover their expenses in 2009 — just not by as much as it had hoped. Eighty per cent of donations to the West Vancouver Library Foundation in that year were eaten up by overhead and expenses, according to ﬁnancial documents. The bad year was caused by a perfect storm of the recession, rising costs for fundraising and an attempt by the foundation to branch out into new revenue sources that didn’t turn out as well as expected, said foundation directors. Donations were cut by more than half from the year before, but expenses still rose. Yet despite the tough year for donations, the foundation still pulled in an investment income of $481,000 in 2009, helping the foundation make an $800,000 donation to the renovation of the West Vancouver Memorial Library, among other projects. Ian Petrie, a director on the board and former treasurer, said they were on sound ﬁnancial footing and were addressing the problems from 2009. “We were disappointed,” said Petrie. “We did spend money and it didn’t bear the kind of fruit we expected. This was clearly a down year for us if you like.” In 2008, just 27 cents of every dollar went to overhead and the
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foundation raised a record $353,000 in donations, while in 2007 about 44 per cent of funds were eaten up by administration. Petrie said 2010 should fall somewhere in that range, though audited ﬁnancial statements aren’t available yet. In 2009, however, the foundation raised about $126,000 in direct donations, with an extra $14,000 from the coffee shop at the library — showing a big drop-off from 2008. Expenses have also risen in the last seven years from just under $40,000 in 2003, climbing every year to $134,000 in 2009. That ﬁgure includes consulting fees of $22,000 on the foundation’s investments. Take that out and the total is about $111,000, though that overhead may include some investment-related expenses as well, said Petrie. Compared with $140,000 in revenue, that’s about 80 cents of every dollar going to overhead. The cost of hosting the croquet tournament also jumped, mostly in 2009, when sponsors who used to provide things like the banquet for free dropped out and left the organizers on the hook. The net revenue from the tournament fell to $21,000 in 2009 from $55,000 the year before, while the 2010 tournament raised $27,000. “(Expenses) have deﬁnitely increased,” said foundation chairwoman Nicole Brown. “But so has our donation base and the scale of our organization.” She said the foundation has looked at other opportunities, but still considers the croquet tournament its most important fundraiser. At the same time, the organization was updating its donor lists and marketing information — all while donors were thinking twice about writing cheques. “The entire landscape of fundraising has changed over the years
to be much more competitive,” said Brown. Despite fundraising challenges, the foundation’s investments have helped weather any changes, and helped complete the Welsh Hall in 2009 as well as the new community computing centre downstairs in the library. Several literacy programs wouldn’t be possible without the library foundation, added Marcia Bergen, library board chairwoman. “To us, the foundation is a blessing and we approve of everything in terms of their activities,” she said. The foundation’s expenses were suddenly thrust under the spotlight after West Vancouver resident and budget-watcher George Pajari raised concerns at a West Vancouver council meeting on Jan. 10. Using the foundation’s tax forms, Pajari claimed the foundation actually raised less than it spent in 2009. However he included investment expenses without including investment income, and Brown said she felt the accusations were misleading. As well, she said nobody had raised concerns about the group prior to that meeting. “My concern with Mr. Pajari’s numbers is that they were incorrect,” she said, adding she would rather anyone with concerns approach the group in a constructive way. “This came out of the blue. It’s a total surprise to our group.” Bergen agreed that this hasn’t been an issue in the past. “This is the ﬁrst time that it’s been raised,” she said. For his part, Pajari stands by his numbers, though he admitted it’s not exactly a fair comparison. However, he said, he examined the ﬁnancial documents of every library foundation in the country in 2009 and, even doing the “unfair” comparison, each was still more efﬁcient with donations. He simply wanted to raise a concern about the efﬁciency of the organization, not their mission, he added.
Short breathalyzer wait OK, says judge Jane Seyd
A North Vancouver judge has refused to toss out a drunk driving case after a defence lawyer argued police violated his client’s rights by making him wait ﬁve minutes for a breathalyzer test.
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JOHN Gilmour, president of the Lynn Valley Community Association (second in from left), sits with fellow LVCA members at the District of North Vancouver council meeting Monday. The association was recognized in its 100th year for outstanding community service.
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THE Lynn Valley Community Association was presented with the District of North Vancouver’s Award of Honour Monday, after a century of work on behalf of residents.
Association members came to council chambers clad in bright red T-shirts with “100” on their chests to witness the presentation. “This award is not given because the association is celebrating its 100th anniversary, a remarkable feat in itself,” said Mayor Richard Walton, “but rather we celebrate all the association and its thousands of volunteers have contributed to our community over the past century.” Walton singled out the association’s work on the restoration of Mollie Nye House, the Lynn Valley town centre vision process, the preservation of Lynn Canyon Park and the summer concert series. But one of the group’s most high-proﬁle achievements, said Walton,
was the huge success of the ValleyFest events during the 2010 Olympic Games. “We’re humbled that council would honour us with this award,” said president John Gilmour, thanking the association’s members for their “countless hours of volunteer time.” “It’s already a great place,” he said, “but we know it can be better by building the community and making it stronger than it already is.” Each member of council praised the association’s work, and those who live in other parts of the district said the Lynn Valley body was a model for others. “I’m from Seymour,” said Coun. Mike Little, mock-sheepishly. “But I did live for a time in Lynn Valley and the community engagement you have is something we regularly talk about in Seymour, trying to get our community association as active as yours.” — Benjamin Alldritt
Shervin Mirsaeidi was charged with drunk driving after a police ofﬁcer stopped him near the corner of 17th Street and St. Georges Avenue in the early hours of Oct. 17, 2009 and noted a strong smell of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. At the time, Mirsaeidi had a class 7 driver’s licence that banned him from driving after having consumed any alcohol. After deciding Mirsaeidi should take a roadside screening test, the ofﬁcer put him in the rear of the police car while waiting for a second ofﬁcer to show up with the breathalyzer. The two ofﬁcers estimated the wait was between two and ﬁve minutes. Mirsaeidi then blew a “fail” on the roadside test. In court, Mirsaeidi’s lawyer Marc Bussanich argued the breathalyzer results should be tossed out because the law requires ofﬁcers to make a roadside breath demand “forthwith.” In pondering previous cases, the judge noted delays as little as six minutes and as much as 13 minutes have been previously used as grounds to toss out drunk driving cases. But he ruled a 2-5 minute delay would not be enough to call the case into question. Mirsaeidi eventually pleaded guilty to driving over .08, was ﬁned $1,000 and banned from driving for one year.
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of the drivers angry. “He ﬁgured I cut them off,” said McCaffery. “They started screaming and yelling and threatening.” McCaffery said he was on the bridge deck when he heard something smash against the side of his vehicle and noticed the mini van with the angry driver beside him. At that point, he stepped on the gas to get away, and thought the incident was over. But when he was about halfway up the steep hill into North Vancouver, he saw the mini van again. “They cut across two lanes of trafﬁc and hit the brakes,” directly ahead of him, said McCaffery. That was the point when the driver and passenger came after him. Luckily for McCaffery, a number of other drivers saw the beating in progress and phoned 9-1-1. The two men were arrested at the scene. McCaffery was taken to hospital, where a two-inch gash in his head required seven staples to close. He also suffered bruising, swelling of his hand and a welt near his elbow. “I still don’t have full use and strength in my left arm,” See Driver page 5
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his assessment this month and found the value of his home had skyrocketed more than 57 per cent from the previous year — to almost $994,000. That’s also almost 20 per cent higher than the very highest assessed value for the property — recorded during the real estate market’s peak in 2007. Newbury said his house was built in 1951 and “there’s not been a whole lot of change to it” since then. He’s owned the house since 1986, when assessed value hovered at around $145,000. But now the value of his land has clocked into the stratosphere. Newbury doesn’t think assessors have taken a good enough look at his neighbourhood from the ground. “They don’t have a feel for the proximity of our homes to the freeway,” he said. “I’m virtually certain the assessor hasn’t driven out to the area.” He said he’s only aware of a couple of sales on his block — one, the house next door, sold for $680,000 a year and a half ago. The assessed value of that property is now $964,000. Even if he was thinking of selling the house, “we don’t have a hope of selling our home at the assessed value,” said Newbury. “The assessed values are way too high.” In the meantime, he’s concerned about a potential tax wallop this year. “Because our properties have gone up at a far greater rate than others, our proportionate share (of taxes) has gone up,” he said. Newbury isn’t the only one complaining about sky-high assessments in the same area of West Vancouver. Gary Sandquist, who lives on Stevens Drive in the lower part of the British Properties, said he was shocked when he opened his assessment notice to ﬁnd his assessment was up 43 per cent — to $1.4 million this year from $980,000 the year before. “I’m not planning to sell my house,” said Sandquist. “I wasn’t impressed at all.” Sandquist went on to the B.C. Assessment website and looked up information on a number of his neighbours, discovering most of them are in the same boat. Sandquist said as far as he’s been able to calculate, the land value in much of his neighbourhood has been slapped with an identical 50.6 per cent increase in value. “It would
encompass 400 or 500 homes,” he said. In instances where property value has recently jumped to more than $1.15 million, owners also stand to lose part of their provincial homeowner grant. Homes worth over $1.264 million aren’t eligible for the grant. According to the assessment authority, most homes in West Vancouver increased in value by anywhere from ﬁve to 20 per cent in the last year, with an average 13 per cent increase. But Jason Grant, area assessor, acknowledges not all properties ﬁt those descriptions. Grant said about 400 out of 12,000 single-family homes in West Vancouver increased by more than 40 per cent this year. He said the primary reason for that is that those property values dropped signiﬁcantly during the previous assessment — about 25 per cent — during the economic downturn. But recent sales indicate the market has rebounded very swiftly, said Grant, “and the new assessments are reﬂecting those changes.” Grant added there will always be properties that increase or decrease in value much more than the average. Anyone with concerns about their assessment should ﬁrst phone the assessment ofﬁce and talk to an assessor. If no agreement is reached, Grant said property owners have until Jan 31. to submit a formal appeal. He said typically between one and two per cent of homeowners appeal their assessments. Assessments are one of the key factors that go into determining local property taxes each year. When the value of a property goes up more than the average increase in that area, homeowners can usually expect their taxes to be higher too. According to statistics released this month by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, the average selling price of a home in West Vancouver in December was $1.5 million — up more than 10 per cent from a year ago and up 35 per cent over ﬁve years.
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he said. The accident has left the father of two small boys — who works as a tow truck driver — temporarily without an income while he recovers from his injuries. “Financially it’s hurting us right now,” he said. As a tow truck driver, “I deal with aggravated people all the time,” he said. “I’ve never once had something like this happen.” Corp. Peter DeVries, spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP, said it’s discouraging to see road rage escalate to this level of violence. “He certainly could have been killed,” said DeVries. Gerardo Arguello, 37, from Vancouver, and Norman Segundo, a 34-year-old Californian, have been charged with assault with a weapon in connection with the attack. They are scheduled to appear in North Vancouver provincial court next month.
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YNN Valley Community Association received well deserved civic recognition Monday when the District of North Vancouver gave the group an Award of Honour — not just because it’s celebrating its 100th birthday this year, but because the thousands of volunteer hours its members have contributed to Lynn Valley have made it a better place. We often use this space to urge residents to get involved in community issues, suggesting it is better to participate in planning than to criticize after the fact. But for many, going to a council meeting can be a frustrating experience. There is extremely limited chance for input and much of a meeting may not be about what interests you. Participating in a community or
residents association is another way to stay in touch with municipal issues that affect your neighbourhood, be they taxation, development proposals or road and street maintenance. Right now, the District of North Vancouver has a draft of its new ofﬁcial community plan on its website. Why not see what your nearest community association has to say? In the District of West Vancouver, now might be the time to get involved with the Ambleside and Dundarave Ratepayers Association if you are interested in the revitalization of the West Van core. Later this year, the City of North Vancouver will frame some of its OCP issues before seeking public input next year. You can help others through local networks, but just as often, they can help you get your voice heard.
Change prescribed for Medicare Dear Editor: Elizabeth James (Health Care is Under Siege, North Shore News, Jan. 19) seems to have trouble distinguishing between fact and ﬁction. It is a fact that Canada’s health scheme (it is not organized well enough to be called a system) is consistently ranked near the bottom when it comes to international comparisons. The World Health Organization ranked our health scheme 30th and, in a comparison with over 30 European countries that offer universal care, the European Health Consumer group ranked us near the bottom in quality and near the top in cost. Studies show that the poor and underprivileged in Canada suffer from the worst access and the poorest outcomes of all. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Canadians are suffering and dying on wait lists. Data show that two-thirds of B.C. children wait a medically unacceptable period of time for surgery. It is also a fact that in dozens of countries that offer a hybrid system of public and private funding and delivery, all patients — regardless of income — are able to access necessary care quickly. Canadian Medicare is based on a policy of restricted access to doctors (government policies of the ’90s resulted in a situation today in which ﬁve million Canadians do not have a family doctor), and rationing access to hospital care. Medicare needs to be reformed and rebuilt, not preserved. Increasing costs of new technologies and drugs, combined with pressures from an ageing baby boomer population, will make reforms essential. Private clinics in B.C. are not in violation of the law. James’ statement that Cambie Surgery Centre denied the government access to our clinic is not true. We have asked for and have accepted a voluntary audit (now in progress) by the government.
The truth is that the B.C. Medicare Protection Act attempts to prevent citizens from extricating themselves from the pain and suffering of waiting for care. According to leading Canadian constitutional experts that act is unlawful. We wish to have that veriﬁed by the courts and that is the reason for our lawsuit. In 2005, the Supreme Court of Canada granted Quebec residents the legal right to spend their own after-tax dollars on their own health care. Our action is an attempt to achieve the same rights for citizens of British Columbia. Perhaps the state should also eliminate competition, and the proﬁt motive, in the media and make all newspaper, radio and television outlets fall under a single government ministry. Or have such policies been tried elsewhere and failed? Just asking! Dr. Brian Day, medical director, Cambie Surgery Centre
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Dear Editor: Regarding your Jan. 19 story, The Price of Convenience is Celltowers: It’s not that we concerned citizens want the celltowers to go the way of the dodo bird, but that celltowers be placed in a safer place — away from family homes and public schools, parks, and so on. Think out of the box, guys; we can work together for a safer environment. Don’t hesitate to ask questions about the subject from the powers that be. Remember when we were told that smoking was OK? ’Nuff said. Joyce Moller North Vancouver
Health efﬁciencies add up to sustainability Dear Editor: Congratulations to Elizabeth James for her incisive Jan. 19 article on the threats to our health-care system. These threats are not conﬁned to British Columbia, it is nation-wide. We have heard repeatedly from politicians and those who believe everything should be privatized that our present system of health care is not sustainable. We know that the same words repeated over and over again, especially by government ministers, take on the cover of truth. Soon we accept them as a given and begin to allow without a murmur the insidious inroads into our Canadian system by private clinics. This is what is happening
today and what Ms. James points out so effectively. But not all of us are duped. We value our health care. People like Roy Romanow, Ujjal Dosanjh and health care economist Robert Evans have shown the system is indeed sustainable if it were to be made more efﬁcient by, for example, nationalizing PharmaCare, making more efﬁcient use of nurses, providing more home care and other measures. If we want our health care preserved we can have it. All we have to do is if elect people who support it. Philip Pinkus West Vancouver
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What if we threw all the bums out . . .
“BC First [would] develop a new, comprehensive, ‘results based’ curriculum for primary and secondary education. . . . Included would be a B.C. Citizenship Course for grades K12 to help children understand the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a free and democratic society. . . .” Chris Delaney, BC First spokesman, Jan. 16, 2011
HOW many readers have even heard of the BC First Party, let alone know about the framework policies its executive has prepared for the party’s ﬁrst annual general meeting in Kamloops on April 9? Despite regular media releases distributed throughout British Columbia, it would be no surprise to learn that BCFP messages have been drowned out by the cacophony of would-be premiers who, almost two years ago, were elected to conduct the business of the province. I think of the ongoing fracas in these terms: Most members of the legislative assembly are not worthy of the post. For a year or more, government business has come distant second to the partisan ﬁghts going on behind and in front of media cameras.
Elizabeth James Liberal and NDP MLAs alike either participate in the fray, or sit silent in hope of a cabinet post or leadership nod, while the circus plays out like a Shakespearean drama gone mad. This column was begun on Jan. 16. In light of the 2010/2011 Needs and Opportunity Budget of North Vancouver school district, and in response to the BCFP policy paper on education, the story was intended to discuss local and provincial education issues. I thought discussions about policy alternatives were more important than the self-serving need of B.C. Liberals to reimage 10 years of deceits, or of NDPers to bandage over the back-stabbing splits in their party. I believed it was more important to address policy suggestions than to add to the growing din over police re-investigations of a former
solicitor-general, or stories of thousands of last-minute memberships and dubious sacks full of cash. Good grief! Are these the people we trust to impose a future premier on a democratic society? No matter how hard I tried to ignore the mess swirling around the cesspool of what passes for B.C. politics, I was ﬁnally overcome by the tsunami of newsbites unleashed mid-week. “A pox on all their houses,” I thought. “They all deserve to be thrown out.” Throw them out? Do you think we could? The signature totals on the anti-HST petitions suggest we can. So let’s just suppose. . . . The political slate is now clean. Politicians’ ofﬁces are closed, their shredders silent. The Legislature is as hushed as though it were a fall session; empty galleries murmur only the carpeted echoes of debates long past. But outside those walls the bureaucracies that have always been the power behind political thrones will continue to do what they do. They will act under the interim authority of a caretaker executive committee cochaired by the non-partisan auditor-general and the CEO of the Municipal Finance
Authority. Members of the committee meet once a month. They are the mayors of the province, the chairs of regional districts, the CEOs of regional health and school districts and the representative for children and youth. As in the Legislative Assembly, each member has one vote. The next provincial election is scheduled for May of 2012. The premier will be elected directly by the people. All candidates will stand as independents. Current MLAs are barred from standing for election until 2016. As an interim measure, the HST will be reset to 11 per cent and charged only on items that were subject to GST and PST prior to July 1, 2010. Concurrent with the 2012 election, a referendum will be held as to whether to retain or renegotiate that tax. Donations to candidates will be limited to a total of $15,000 each, and be from individuals only; no donation will exceed $500. The interim head of Elections BC will be the non-partisan provincial ombudsman who will appoint a staff advisory committee to run the 2012 election according to the rules of an amended Elections Act. Campaign promises are
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Flashing light is a stop sign – for now
Why is there a red light ﬂashing 24 hours per day at the intersection of 21st and Lonsdale Avenue? This is the only ﬂashing light I have seen at an intersection in B.C. John Gillis North Vancouver Dear Mr. Gillis: I believe the ﬂashing red light to which you refer is in fact at the intersection of 20th Street and Lonsdale Avenue. London Drugs, Mcdonald’s, Ricky’s and a medical clinic share that intersection. Two single red ﬂashing lights control east- and west-bound trafﬁc on 20th Street while trafﬁc on Lonsdale Avenue is controlled by standard trafﬁc lights. This intersection has no activation sensors. Such devices, installed beneath the pavement, are sensitive to the presence of a vehicle and, when triggered, will cause a trafﬁc light to cycle to red. Sensors can also record the volume of vehicle trafﬁc. Sensors at Lonsdale and 21st Street show that in an average 24-hour period, vehicles pass through that intersection 12,200 times travelling southbound, 9,900 times northbound, 1,600 times westbound and 1,325 times eastbound. Surrounding
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cheapest part of a trafﬁc light; it is the underground wiring and support structure that represent the greatest cost. It is therefore much more cost-effective to have installed the structure during road construction and then to simply change the light when the need arises, an eventuality city planners anticipate. City engineers design roads with trafﬁc control devices that are intended not only to maximize safety, but also to facilitate the movement of people and goods in the most cost-effective way. Their foresight, effort and attention to detail is impressive, and certainly gives me pause to be grateful for the little things that I regularly take for granted. ••• Oops! I want to make a correction to my Ask A Cop answer of Jan. 12. The section of the act I consulted in making my response to the question pertained to yellow lines, and not white lines; it is never legal to cross a solid white line. My apologies. Cpl. Peter DeVries Media Relations Ofﬁcer North Vancouver RCMP Follow Peter on Twitter at www. twitter.com/rcmpdevries. Email questions for Ask a Cop to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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of the oath or the code will result in immediate dismissal — no expensive recall required. Further, until at least six months after the 2012 election, all union and provincial capital/operating contracts will continue in force as is. All provincial and local contracts with the RCMP will continue in force as is until December 2013. This will allow time for a new government to establish a provincial police force or to negotiate an updated, performance-based contract with the RCMP that will be renewable every ﬁve years just like a 30-year mortgage. An immediate commission of inquiry into the BC Rail deal will be struck, chaired by former judges Ted Hughes or Thomas R. Braidwood.
Finally, to allow for seamless caretaker and local governance, the current term of municipal and regional governments is extended by one year to November 2012. The foregoing ideas are barely half in jest. Our need to regain control of the entire governmental system has been on my mind for years. And for years I’ve wondered how government could be released from the strictures of passé rightwing-left-wing politics and run more like a ﬁscally responsible business that, nevertheless, has a sincere and affordable social conscience. Our politicians must be made to understand that they were hired to do a job, preferably in the Legislature, not to spend their time out-manoeuvring us and one another in order to climb their own political ladders. They must also understand that they are not “in power.” They are employees hired by, and accountable
to, all British Columbians for the manner in which they carry out their duties — not once every four years but every day of the week, year-round. Unfortunately, education will have to wait for another column. All I have space to mention here is that, agree with them or not, members of the BCFP founding group are at least putting tangible policy ideas on the table for our input and discussion. What a novel idea that is. One ﬁnal thought: Last week, Delta mayor and Metro Vancouver chairwoman Lois Jackson said she did not think voters were ready for a fourth level of government — that is, for an elected regional government. How about running that idea by the people, Mayor Jackson? email@example.com
Council Initiative Plan for Lower Lonsdale Business Improvement Area
In accordance with Section 213 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby provided that Council for the City of North Vancouver is intending to establish a local area service in relation to a Business Improvement Area in the Lower Lonsdale business corridor pursuant to Sections 210 and 215 of the Community Charter. This notice concerning the creation of a Business Improvement Area on Council initiative is given pursuant to Section 213(1) of the Community Charter. 1.
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City council nixes ICBC head ofﬁce signs 4 proposed 10x10 signs well in excess of bylaw Benjamin Alldritt
RESIDENTS of the 100-block of West First Street successfully lobbied the City of North Vancouver council Jan. 17 to prevent ICBC from mounting four large signs atop its head ofﬁce on Esplanade.
The insurance company had hung similar signs on a temporary basis during the Olympics. The 10-foot by 10-foot signs, each sporting the ICBC logo, were removed following the Games, but now the Crown corporation would like to reinstall them permanently at the top of the building. Both the height and the size of the signs go beyond what is allowed by the city’s sign bylaws. Nearby residents blasted the idea that ICBC be allowed a variance, and poured scorn on a staff
report that argued the signs would have economic beneﬁts. “There’s absolutely no evidence offered for any of this, no reason to expect these kinds of results,” said Jack Knetsch. “Everyone has to buy insurance, whether they have signs or not. Besides, this is a headquarters. You don’t walk into this building and buy insurance.” Knetsch’s neighbours went on to describe the proposed signs as “offensive,” “a joke” and “the most preposterous thing I’ve ever seen.” Coun. Rod Clark reminded the audience that he voted against an oversize sign for Kiwanis Housing Society, warning that precedent was the thin end of the wedge. “Well, the wedge just got thicker,” he said. Coun. Craig Keating also opposed the variance, but said that ICBC should consider boosting its visibility at street level and at its Lonsdale Quay entrance. “It doesn’t look very head ofﬁce-y,” he said. “I’m not opposed to ICBC putting money into making its head ofﬁce presence more signiﬁcant, I just think it has to happen at the pedestrian level.”
Coun. Bob Fearnley was the sole councillor to speak in support of the signage. “You look across the water to all those buildings that have western headquarters or headquarters of corporations, they all seem to like to put their logo on the top of their building. Why is that important?” he asked. Fearnley argued that offending corporate
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2011 cruise ship numbers to climb THE North Shore tourism industry hopes to cash in on the rising number of cruise ships docking in Vancouver’s port in the coming years, a regional tourism organization says.
“It’s a piece of business that we absolutely want but we don’t really have it right now, as far as I know,” said Kathleen Campbell, executive director of Vancouver’s North Shore tourism association. “But certainly, it’s an important business for us.” According to a Cruise B.C. Association report released in November 2010, the province’s cruise industry is expected to grow in 2011, with new cruise ships — including Disney Cruise Lines
— scheduled to port in Vancouver. According to the report, the cruise industry contributed $1.2 billion to the provincial economy in 2010. North Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of many North Shore attractions hoping to reap the beneﬁts of the growing number of cruise ships coming into the area. “It’s deﬁnitely a good thing,” said Sue Kaffka, the bridge’s vice-president of sales and marketing. “On days when cruise ships are in town, we deﬁnitely see a change in attendance.” Campbell noted that Vancouver’s North Shore tourism association would be looking for new ways to tap into the cruise ships’ business potential this year. — Niamh Scallan
residents would have serious implications for the city’s budget and overall economy. “I realize I’m losing some votes here, but we can’t afford to lose these guys — actually we want more of these guys to come. And if the price is a sign on top of their buildings, I think that’s a small price.” Council voted down the sign request 6-1.
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Canadian Bar Association’s Sharon Matthews and Law Society of B.C.’s Rob McDiarmid attend.
Tim Ellan and provincial court judicial case manager Suzanne McLarty enjoy the festivities.
Former chief judge of provincial court Carol Baird Ellan and Associate Chief Justice Anne MacKenzie of the B.C. Supreme Court have a chat.
Linda Rodgers and Senator Mobina Jaffer show their support.
Retiring provincial court Judge William Diebolt completes his ﬁnal sitting day as judge. Jan. 13 proved to be an emotional day for those gathered in North Vancouver Provincial Courtroom 2 as Judge William Diebolt completed his ﬁnal sitting day as judge before entering retirement. The North Vancouver resident served as a judge for more than 33 years and highlights of his illustrious career include serving as a Chief Judge as well as president of the Provincial Court Judges Association. Diebolt also served in all divisions of the court — criminal, family and civil. The courtroom was ﬁlled with his peers, lawyers, family and friends who praised him for his sincerity, kindness, humour and humility as well as his work to ensure gender equality in the court and to increase access to justice by the modernization of court processes in the family division of the court. Among those who paid tribute were Senator Mobina Jaffer, the Canadian Bar Association’s Sharon Matthews and the Law Society of B.C.’s Rob McDiarmid.
Provincial court Judge Joanne Challenger and crown counsel Lindsay Herron team up for a photo.
John Whyte and Chris Doll ﬂank North Shore Bar Association’s Dan Sudeyko.
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to HOME & GARDEN
Don’t let winter keep you from gardening THERE are many things to do in the West Coast garden during winter and we are truly blessed with a generally mild climate that allows us to keep gardening throughout winter.
It is an impressive piece of technology, and as far as horsepower and sheer wow appeal goes, the Galaxy is a real star. Samsung has made sure it has all the bells and whistles. A gorgeous four-inch 800 by 480 high-resolution touch screen is at the heart of the Galaxy, while an HD camera with video, built-in WiFi, a GPS and accelerometer ensure that the phone is up to most any task. The software that comes pre-installed in the Galaxy includes all the standbys including the now-standard Google Mobile Apps, social networking tools and a fully licensed version of Vlingo. Vlingo was probably the nicest surprise on the Galaxy. It is a superb voice recognition system for mobile devices that really performs. I have tested out many voice systems in the past, none comes close to the accuracy and functionality of Vlingo. The Android OS itself took a very short time to get comfortable with. In a word, it is powerful, but like all the Google tools it is not reﬁned.
We can transplant shrubs and perennials, prune some trees and shrubs, work on garden design, lime the soil and enjoy the sublime in the winter garden. But timing is everything and there are some things that should not be done during winter. Oscar Wilde once said: “Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.” So here are a few gardening tasks that should not be done during winter. Don’t spray with lime sulphur or dormant oil. I know I am in the minority on this topic and fruit tree orchardists would surely disagree. Perhaps they are right in their instance where a large monocrop is grown. But residentially, the use of dormant oil and lime sulphur has little value. During my ﬁrst life, when I was the super-100-hack-and-wackspray-master-T, I sprayed many trees at the request of my boss of the day. Of those many trees,
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THE Samsung Galaxy Android phone has wow appeal with its high-resolution touch screen, HD camera, GPS and a range of applications, but its downfalls include a poor battery life and glitches with texting.
Exploring the Android galaxy have your say at nsnews.com
SEVERAL new phones are making quite a name for themselves. One of the most prominent is the Samsung Galaxy, an Androidbased smartphone that has developed a solid fan base.
I put my old Blackberry Steve Dotto in the desk drawer for the last six weeks and migrated my life into the Galaxy — far, far away from the Blackberry universe. This was my ﬁrst long-term test of an Android phone and from my perspective: mixed reviews.
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Dormant sprays not worth it From page 13 less than 10 per cent showed any beneﬁt from the application. Why? Not from inaccurate dosage or application technique; I was taught by a knowledgeable journeyman who was well schooled and trained in Germany. The likely cause is are our heavy rainfall that washed off much of the residue. And the target pests such as aphids, scale and some foliar diseases found other places to overwinter, other than on the trees branching or trunk. So, each year we would spray and the problem would come back the following spring. Adjusting the timing of the spray application later or earlier had little effect. Now in my second life, I believe that dormant sprays are simply not worth the ﬁnancial or environmental cost. Try something else. Don’t let your soil be damaged. According to David R. Montgomery, a professor and author who has been published in Scientiﬁc American, it takes an average of 700 to 1,500 years to form an inch of soil. That is a very long time indeed. Topsoil is a unique attribute of Mother Earth, with no other planet in our solar system having anything remotely similar in quality or diversity. With those facts in mind, topsoil is probably more valuable and precious than any other earth element; without it we would starve. If you work on the soil at this time of year, try to avoid compaction and rain damage by using plywood sheets to walk in the beds and cover piled soil with plastic sheets. Always mulch your soil to protect it from the ravages of climate, especially rainfall, which compacts soil one drop at a time. Grow cover crops over veggie beds to maintain soil fertility and structure. And most importantly, walk lightly upon the soil of earth. Do not prune tender shrubs during winter. There are many shrubs that can be pruned during winter such as forsythia, viburnum, spirea, rhodos, camellia and others. But tender shrubs like rosemary, lavender, hebes, choiysia and hydrangeas and others should not be pruned until the end of winter. All of those shrubs are susceptible to frost damage if they are pruned during winter. Do not prune thin-barked trees during winter. These would include Japanese maple and other exotic maples, dogwood, birch, halesia, stuartia and a few other less common species. Pruning
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SPRAYING trees with lime sulphur or dormant oil has little beneﬁt due to the heavy rainfall on the West Coast, which washes off much of the residue. those trees during winter predisposes them to vascular diseases that attack the stem and trunk. Many vascular diseases gain entry to the tree’s vascular system via pruning wounds. Such trees are See Prune page 17
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Cut household costs with these easy tips LET’S face it; keeping our homes clean is not inexpensive.
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CLEANING up the home can get pricey, so try using products you already have in the pantry — like vinegar and baby oil — to get the job done.
You would be surprised to see how much of your monthly household budget is made up of cleaning products. Whether you choose the more mainstream varieties or perhaps the eco-friendly options, they all add up. There are ways to keep these costs down by using smart, cleaning shortcuts. In Home Ideas some cases commercial cleaning Barb Lunter products are not required and ordinary, pantry items such as lemons, vinegar and baby oil are all you need. Here are a few tips to keep your house looking great and running smoothly in a cost-effective manner. It’s important to read labels before dispensing quantities of laundry detergent and dishwasher soap. I think many of us are guilty of just pouring what we deem appropriate into the washing machine without really reading the labels. The new front-loading washers require only a little soap. In most cases a tablespoon and a half is all you require. Too many times we overload our soap dispensers, especially with our dishwashers. For smaller loads be sure to use only one of the soap dispensers as opposed to ﬁlling both. And in most cases you may only have to ﬁll the dispenser half-full. Experiment a little with each wash to determine the quantity that is required for a good clean. As an alternative you may opt for the already pre-measured soap tablets that can be found at most grocery stores. Be aware, however, that these tend to cost a little more than the boxes of powdered soap. Do you have tiles on your bathroom wall? Experts suggest using foam cleaner for this type of job. The foam will cling better to vertical surfaces and sit longer to cut through soap scum. Leave the foam for a minute or two and then use a sponge to spread the foam from tile to tile. Rinse thoroughly with your showerhead. The regular spray cleaners tend to run down the walls and much of the product is wasted. Wood furniture does not require large, direct sprays onto the
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I kind of feel like the good people at Google race ahead at 100 mph building incredible functionality and power into their tools, then lose interest at somewhere around the 85 to 90 per cent mark. This is where Apple and RIM excel — the last 10 per cent. Case in point, the texting tool, there was (is) a glitch in the software that made all my incoming text messages have the wrong time stamp on them, a frustrating problem. I puzzled for several hours till I found a ﬁx (involving downloading a hack). Far too geeky a process for the average person to attempt. The touch screen on the Galaxy is very responsive and for the most part the main tools are all easy to access. There is a nice user interface feature that causes a slight vibration to occur each time you press a button, giving you positive feedback. As far as negatives on the user interface, I miss the single-
purpose buttons found on the Blackberry. To make a phone call on the Galaxy you need to perform no less than three or four taps or swipes just to get to the phone screen. Battery life was awful, especially if you leave on any of the abundant wireless services such as WiFi or BlueTooth. Seldom did I get a full day’s service out of the phone and several times, on busy days it left me in the lurch with a dead battery. Conclusion: I think the Samsung Galaxy is a tour de force for geeks, powerful, with loads of possibilities. It is a perfect match to the Android OS, it is just not a reﬁned phone for the rest of us. If you tinker, don’t mind troubleshooting and need to have cutting edge wireless at your ﬁngertips, it is worth consideration. For the rest of us, there are more elegant solutions to be had. Steve Dotto hosted and produced the TV show Dotto Tech for 15 years. He is a sought-after speaker and writer who focuses on the social impact of technology. Visit his website at www.dottotech.com.
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Spring Flower and Penjing Show: Metro Vancouver Gardening Society will host this show, Jan. 29 and 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Admission: $5 per family. Info: 604-4739837 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cedar Lecture Series: Plant ecologist and taxonomist Terry McIntosh will discuss new trends in botanical exploration, Thursday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Admission: $15/$10. Tickets are available at the administration ofﬁce or at the door. Info: www. vandusengarden.org. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell
The West Vancouver Amateur Naturalists will visit Capilano River Regional Park, Sunday, Jan. 30 at 9 a.m. President of the Native Plant Society of B.C. Dawn Hanna will lead the group in a search for native B.C.
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Prune in summer to limit regrowth From page 14 best pruned in summer when the air is drier and sunlight can be use to advantage to sterilize the pruning wound. Summer pruning of those trees will also prevent the ugly regrowth of water sprouts. James Joyce once said: “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” A case in point, during my ﬁrst life, I pruned a snake bark maple (Acer davidii) in January. It was a beautiful big tree with fantastic coloured striations on the bark, lovely delicate leaves and a specimen tree in the client’s garden. The following summer we were called to the client’s garden to diagnose the stem disease that had developed on the branching of the tree. It seems the warm, wet winter
combined with dirty pruning equipment had given that snake bark maple a stem disease. The tree succumbed and died a couple of years later. As Sophia Loren once said: “Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” Yes, a full life indeed, but a wallet left empty paying for the dead tree. Everyone should keep on working in the garden right through the milder parts of winter and don’t be scared to make mistakes. For as Mahatma Gandhi said: “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist, garden designer, writer, consultant and organic horticulture teacher. For advice contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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But in an unusual twist of events he wasn’t standing in front of a net stopping pucks. He was reading to a child. The goal (pun intended) of the ad is to promote Family Literacy Day on Jan. 27. Some parents will look at that ad and immediately start thinking about the book they want to read to their child at bedtime. It may be a new title you just discovered, or one of those child favourites which both you and she know by heart and love. But then there are the kids who really have trouble sitting still to read or be read to. How do you engage those kids? The organization behind Family Literacy Day, LifeLiteracyCanada suggests that you play. Make literacy fun. They suggest that “playing games creates a strong family bond, promotes
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AVA and Phoebe Lesku-Fox ﬂank Lyvnia Holliday-Laursen as the three check off a list of books they have read as part of All Aboard for Kindergarten, a new book club at the North Vancouver City library. Book prizes are given to those who complete all 10 sections of books. The program is on until May. Register in person at the children’s information desk. language comprehension and improves reading skills.” And that sounds absolutely right to me. Have a family game night. To make it even more fun, invite your sister and her kids to join the festivities and suddenly it’s not about literacy, it’s a party. All sorts of games encourage reading. Whether it’s reading the cards from Chance and Community Chest in Monopoly or reading the instructions and rules for
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Add recipes to the mix From page 18 your youth. The trick is to adjust the rules to acknowledge the age discrepancies. A favourite with our family was the alphabet game. We each had to ﬁnd a sign or a license plate with a letter from the alphabet starting at A. The challenge was to complete the whole alphabet. Once one person saw a letter, no one else could use it. But, here was the trick. The parents had to go through the alphabet twice, the kids only once. Cooking is another great way to encourage literacy. Seven-year-old Ryder wants some chocolate chip cookies. So, engage him in the process. First he needs to ﬁnd the recipe,
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and then he needs to read it to ﬁnd out if you have all the ingredients. Together, reading the recipe you make the cookies. And voila, he has been reading, comprehending, learning to take responsibility for what he wants and now you can enjoy the cookies together. While you are enjoying your milk and cookies, maybe you can pick up a book and read to him. Kathy Lynn is a parenting expert who is a professional speaker, broadcaster, columnist and author of Who’s In Charge Anyway? and But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home. For information or to book Kathy for a speaking engagement, go to her website at www. ParentingToday.ca
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Art Studio: Develop your artistic ability while working on your own projects or try something new. Youth ages 1317 can drop in to the studio, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $2.
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From page 19 Mount Seymour United Church Choir: Children and youth who want to 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 www.mtseymourunited.com.
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Proposed Low Level Road Improvement Project Port Metro Vancouver, in conjunction with TransLink and the City of North Vancouver, invites the public to attend a community open house to learn about the proposed Low Level Road Improvement Project. The proposed project is designed to address long-standing safety and trafﬁc congestion challenges in this area of the North Shore while also enhancing rail and port operations, as international trade continues to grow. The proposed project includes: • Eliminating several at-grade rail crossings, signiﬁcantly reducing port-related train noise • Re-aligning the current Low Level Road to address existing safety and congestion challenges; • Dedicated bike lanes and pedestrian sidewalks to improve accessibility; and • Enhancements to the Spirit Trail including a grade-separated crossing at 3rd Street. OPEN HOUSE DETAILS: Date: February 10, 2011 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Location: Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, B.C. Project information and consultation materials will be posted online for the duration of the consultation period between January 31 and February 21, 2011. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Web: www.portmetrovancouver.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 604-665-9066
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I’M arriving late to this party, but cut me some slack: I’m a slow learner. Back when you, my savvy readers, were discovering the delights of craft-brewed beer, I was hooked on the crisp sweetness of B.C. ciders. You were already well versed in the differences between Bordeaux and Burgundy while I was still deciding if I even liked wine (I do). And now, I’m ﬁnally discovering the delights of whisky (and whiskey), but I realize it’s old news to the likes of you. So bear with me. Last week, my belated education received another delicious installment when I sat next to master distiller Harlen Wheatley, from Kentucky’s Buffalo Trace Distillery, during a bourbonpairing dinner at Brix restaurant in Yaletown. I know . . . I love my job. As well as a charming southern drawl, Wheatley has an encyclopedia of knowledge about the subject
closest to his heart, including stories about Buffalo Trace, named for its location on the Kentucky River where millions of buffalo found their way across in their westward move toward the Great Plains. First, for the newbies out there like me, a primer. Whiskey — spelled without the ‘e’ in Scotland and Canada — is made by distilling grains and aging the resulting alcohol in oak casks. Like many grain alcohols, whiskey can be made using an assortment of different grains, including rye, barley, corn, and wheat. Scotch whisky (often simply referred to as Scotch) is made in Scotland. A singlemalt Scotch is made entirely from malted barley from one distillery; a blended malt Scotch uses all malted barley, but may mix batches from different distilleries; a single grain Scotch uses alcohol all from one distillery, though it may blend different grains; and a blended grain Scotch may use multiple grains from multiple distilleries. Of these, the single-malt Scotch is usually hailed as being of the highest caliber, and as such is both the most expensive and the most sought after. Irish whiskey is generally made from barley, either malted barley or from a blend of unmalted and malted barley. Blended whiskeys from Ireland may also include corn or wheat alcohols mixed in with a blend of barley. Canadian whisky must be mashed, distilled, and aged in Canada. Rye whiskey is made with mash containing at least 51 per cent rye gain. And bourbon — my new favourite— is a type of whiskey in which more than half of the grain used is
Bishop’s Restaurant celebrates its silver anniversary with a menu of warm crusted goat’s cheese, Dungeness crab cake, Fraser Valley lamb and death by chocolate. The menu will be offered Sundays though Thursdays until Feb. 10. Bishop’s is at 2183 West Fourth Ave., Vancouver. Info: 604-7382025 or www.bishopsonline. com.
A barrel room at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Franklin County, Kentucky. corn. Declared the United States’ ofﬁcial distilled spirit by Congress in 1964, the rules for Bourbon are strict. Congress listed several key items, including how much corn had to be distilled (minimum of 51 per cent), how long the bourbon must be aged (minimum two years), and what kind of barrels must be used (new and charred). It is these key points that give bourbon its distinctive ﬂavor and beautiful caramel color. Wheatley, at 41, is one of the youngest master distillers in the bourbon industry, but has been tutored under bourbon legends such as Elmer T. Lee and Gary Gayheart during the 16 years he has worked at Buffalo Trace. This trip marked Wheatley’s ﬁrst visit to Vancouver, but the city is a good ﬁt for Buffalo Trace, he
said. “The cocktail craze is doing well here,” he said, which means plenty of potential fans. “We’re always looking for people who are adventurous, who want to try new things. A dinner like this offers a great opportunity to show you can pair bourbon with food.” And Brix chef Chris Bisaro was up for the challenge. “I collect whiskies,” said Bisaro. “I’m more of a bourbon fan than anything.” He said he was “giddy” with the possibilities while sampling the bottles to be paired for the dinner. First up, Bisaro created a Fraser Valley pork rilette breaded with triple smoked bacon, cured and smoked pork tenderloin carpaccio, and just a hint of candied Meyer lemon zest. It was well See A drop page 25
Women’s Only Valentine Aphrodisiac Cooking Class: Maureen Goulet hosts fun and educational cooking classes in West Vancouver. The class on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 6:45-10 p.m., will feature executive chef Daryle Nagata and herbalist Elaine Stevens from VanDusen Botanical Garden. Classes are held at Y Franks store, 503 15th St. Cost: $75. Info: www. ambrosiaadventures.com. Be a Celebrity Chef for Your Valentine: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s executive chef Robert LeCrom will hold a cooking class on how to prepare a romantic four-course Valentine’s dinner for two, Thursday evening, Feb. 10. Chef’s apron, recipes, tips and the ingredient list will be all yours to take home and prepare a dinner just like the pros for the special day. Cost: $500. Info: www.fairmont.com/ hvc/celebritychef. Register by Monday, Feb. 7 at 604662-1900 or email richenette. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is located at 900 West Georgia St. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell
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Lime wedges (optional) In a Dutch oven, combine the ﬁrst nine ingredients (corn through black pepper). Bring to a boil. Stir in chicken pieces and cornstarch mixture and return soup to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring once or twice. Add salt to taste (kosher salt is my favourite — it has a less harsh bite than iodized salt, but you might ﬁnd you need to add more than if you use regular table salt). Garnish as desired and serve with lime wedges. Makes six servings, approx. 175 calories per serving.
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pepper ½ cup sliced mushrooms 2 tsp butter Salt In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook the leeks, celery and garlic in the tablespoon of butter until tender. Add the 1½ cups mushrooms and cook about ﬁve minutes more or until the mushrooms are tender. Stir in the tomatoes, chicken broth, dill and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Cool mixture slightly. In a blender place one third of the tomato mixture. Cover and blend until smooth. Repeat twice with the remaining tomato mixture, returning each batch to saucepan when blended. Stir the whipping cream into the blended tomato mixture and heat the soup through. Add salt to taste. While the soup is heating, cook the ½ cup mushrooms in the two teaspoons of butter until tender and browned. Serve the bisque garnished with the cooked mushrooms. Makes four servings.
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matched with the light, vanilla-spice ﬂavours of Blanton’s Special Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon. “Bourbon is always best with meat, barbecue, anything smoky,” said Wheatley. “That’s just my opinion, but it’s a pretty common opinion.” A warm and salty caramelized onion soup, spiked with a Parmesan crostini and duck conﬁt worked beautifully with the Buffalo Trace Bourbon; but the standout course was a succulent roasted lamb chop sided by apple bread pudding, paired with the rich fullbodied toffee and cherry ﬂavours of the Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10-year-old Bourbon. Next up, smoked AAA New York striploin,
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AT left, Deep Cove’s 1957 May Queen and her entourage head down Gallant Avenue. At right, at the same location, Chase Turner, Elias Levy and Logan Elias re-enact the moment in 2010. Entitled May Queens November Kings, this piece is one of the entries in last year’s Then and Now Photo Contest. The next contest will be launched in late February. Info: www.northvanmuseum.ca.
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Keira Burch and Tony Hawkins The parents of Keira Burch, of North Vancouver, and Tony Hawkins, of Georgia, U.S.A., are pleased to announce their engagement. The wedding is scheduled to take place in May at the Walt Disney World resort, Fla.
Zuzana and Seraﬁno Vignone Congratulations to Seraﬁno and Zuzana Vignone who married on Dec. 5, 2010, at La Viletta Restaurant in Burnaby. Their family wishes them both a lifetime of love and happiness.
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Public Meeting on the Ofﬁcial Community Plan: District of North Vancouver community and policy planner Tom Lancaster will present the district’s draft concept plan for the Lynn Valley Town Centre, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 7:30-9 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The draft can be downloaded at www.identity. dnv.org. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation. For more informa-
Behind the Scenes at Maplewood Farm: The farm will be offering opportunities to get a behind the scenes look into their operation, Jan. 27 and 29, Feb. 24 and 26 and March 24 and 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 405 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver. Activities will include egg collecting and washing, animal grooming and setting up feed. Fee: $12.50 for a one hour session. Registration required: 604-929-5610 or 604-9853276 or email@example.com. Design and Lifestyle Workshop: Modern Affordable Design will host a free workshop to learn designer tricks on how to make the most of your living space, Thursday, Jan. 27, 7-9
Dominican Republic School Trip Fundraiser: Parents of students in a global initiatives group at Carson Graham secondary who will travel to the Dominican Republic to build a school will host a silent auction fundraiser, Thursday, Jan. 27 at Taylor’s Crossing. Donations needed. Tickets: $25, includes a burger and a beer. Info: 604988-3940. Love it or Heave it: A free workshop with recovering clutterholic Anna Camporese, Thursday, Jan. 27, 7-8 p.m. at the Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Learn tips, insight and inspiration to get you started decluttering and organizing your home. Registration required: 604-987-4471. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-proﬁt, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@ nsnews.com. For our online listings, go to www.nsnews.com scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.
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Leadership: Volunteers are needed to work with other women to address the systemic barriers that prevent women from accessing quality, comprehensive health care. Volunteers will also assist with fundraising, activist work, workshop facilitation, research and writing, and organizational leadership.
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
Tough weekend for Cap
Women’s and men’s sides struggle in losses to UBC-O Heat
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ZACH Bell of North Vancouver won a silver medal in the omnium event during the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Beijing, China on Saturday.
BOTH Capilano Blues volleyball squads came away from this past weekend scratching their heads after losing at home to the UBC Okanagan Heat.
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The women’s match started well enough for the North Vancouver side, with the Blues putting up a 2522 win in the ﬁrst set. But the Heat replied to take the second set 25-18 and stormed back from an 11-3 deﬁcit in the third to take it 25-23. “I was looking at it as ‘Hey, we’re going to carry a 2-1 lead into the fourth set and wrap things up,’ but by the time we got to the fourth set
Beijing win puts Bell atop World Cup standings
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The second-place ﬁnish bumps Bell into ﬁrst place in the overall World Cup standings for the omnium. Bell pushed out in front in the ﬁrst of the omnium’s six races, winning the ﬂying lap with a 13.233-second ﬁnish and a brisk 68.01 km/h pace. But he wasn’t quite as fortunate in the points race, placing fourth with 15 points after the 120-lap, 12-sprint
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MICHELLE Torresan digs up the ball in the Capilano Blues losing home effort against the UBC Okanagan Heat. things had gone so far south that we were making very uncharacteristic errors,” said
Blues coach Wayne Desjardins. “It’s unfortunate.” With the Blues on the ropes,
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Bell holds 8-point lead From page 31 contest. The elimination race saw Bell place sixth, as did the individual pursuit. In the ﬁnal two races, the man originally from Watson Lake, Yukon placed ninth in the scratch race and fourth in the time trial.
His cluster of top-10 results left him two points back of gold medalist Samuel Harrison of Great Britain, but also two points clear of Germany’s Roger Kluge, the third-place cyclist. In overall World Cup rankings, Bell now holds an
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eight-point lead over second place contender Edward Clancy of Great Britain as they head to Manchester, England Feb. 18 for the next World Cup cycling event. Following his podium ﬁnish, the second silver of his season, Bell had nothing but praise for the support he has gotten from the Canadian Cycling Association. “I am happy to be riding at such a consistent level through the World Cup season,” Bell said from Beijing in a release. “The control I have been able to have over my training as a result of the permanent situation available in L.A. has made it easier to keep the form. It was the closest I have come to winning the overall event and events that I have been struggling with are becoming much more competitive. “None of this would be possible without the hard work and innovative solutions being presented by the staff and programming,” he said. “In the past the CCA has helped us perform at our best. “Now I believe we have ﬁnally started to create a team environment with resources that takes our best and makes it better.”
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Bad habits brought out by stress From page 31
to press for a deciding 25-16 win in the fourth set. The victory moves the 11-1 Heat into second place in the B.C. College Athletics Association standings. The Blues hold a 6-3 record and remain in third, 10 points behind the Heat. The Blues can take some small satisfaction in taking the Heat’s ﬁrst lost set since November of 2010. “We started to revert to bad habits and I think the moment caused us to get ﬂustered,” was Desjardins’ verdict. “Bad habits come out at times of stress and I think some of the players, rather than being relaxed like they were in the ﬁrst set, got a
little stressed out.” The Capilano men’s team, which has struggled this season, also took to the court against UBC-O, who lead the BCCAA pack. The Blues travails continued Friday. “We had a good scouting report, we knew what was coming at us, we knew how big their guys were but we could not execute offensively. Then our miscommunication between players, I don’t know what was going on,” said Blues coach Scott Weninger. Weninger’s disbelief stemmed from several points the Blues coughed up by either leaving the ball to each other or by players getting tangled up trying to play the same ball.
The Blues seemed to settle eventually, but they weren’t able to turn the momentum around and the Heat produced a straight-sets victory 25-21, 25-20, 27-25. “I think we were prepared, but I don’t know how the guys individually prepared themselves for what was going on and to take in what we prepared as a team,” Weninger said. “We’ve got a lot of things to work on in the next week. We’re playing two other good teams next weekend. (Vancouver Island University) is going to be just as big and just as strong a blocking team and hopefully we’ll ﬁgure it out this week.” — with ﬁles from Adam Dunfee
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Skier Britt Janyk breaks top 10, Kerfoot still hot in major midget Benjamin Alldritt
WEST Vancouver-raised Britt Janyk rallied back from some middling results to claim a top10 super-G ﬁnish in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy on Sunday. Janyk came off a 22nd-place result in Friday’s super and a 24th place ﬁnish in downhill to place ninth on Saturday. “It was a good day and I’m happy about my result,” said the 30 year old. “I have great conﬁdence in my superG skills and today conﬁrmed once again that I am a good super-G skier. It was a great race, a great course and great conditions. The coaches and staff really believe in me and they are behind me 100 per cent so it’s good to know that I have that. In the last two days there were a few places where I was missing speed and I watched a lot of video and analyzed where I could be faster. I knew it was something I could ﬁx so I didn’t let it get me down. It’s easy to let the other results go and move forward with the next races.” “It was a very tactical course today with a lot of difﬁcult sections,” said ladies’ head coach Hugues Anzermoz. “Britt really skied those sections well and she knew where to be at the right time. It was a course that suited her technical abilities and she made the most of it. Right out of the gate we saw a Britt that was ready to attack and be aggressive. Even with her rough week, she managed to put that behind and have a better day.” Georgia Simmerling of West Vancouver was unfortunately not able to ﬁnish. In Kitzbuhel, Austria,
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HONATZIS, Robert Walter Paul On Thursday, January 20th, 2011, in this 89th year, Bob passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife Edrie (McKay) Honatzis and his parents Paul and Bertha (van Bergen) Honatzis, brother Willy Honatzis and sister Marie Skihar. He will be lovingly missed by his daughters Sandra (Ross) Buck, Lorraine Honatzis and Gail (Paul) Bittante, four grandchildren, Sean Weiderick, Ryan (Jodi) Weiderick, Cristina Bittante (Mark Handsford) and Nadia (John) Gormley, two great grandchildren Cohen and Nate Weiderick, his sister Margaret (Fred) Komaike, brothers John Honatzis and Henry (Jackie) Honatzis and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bob was born Oct 1, 1921 in Bruno, Sask. His father Johann Robert Paul Honatzis immigrated from Silesia and his mother, Alberta Antonia from Holland, they met and married in St Gregor’s, SK and settled in Bruno where they raised their family. At the age of 20 Bob joined the RCAF in 1941 and trained as a Navigator. It was while he was stationed at Jericho that Bob decided to make Vancouver his new home. He met and married Edrie McKay in 1948 and in 1951 they moved to Norgate where they raised their daughters. Bob spent his career in the automotive industry, first owning Service Collisions and then Paint-Guard Moldings. His retirement years were filled with caring for his gardens and golfing. Bob was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Air Crew Association and the Canadian Legion and had spent many an evening helping with the Bingo at St. Edmund’s. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 28th, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
RADLOFF - Margarit July 9, 1925 - Jan 18, 2011 Our beautiful and dear friend Margarit immigrated from Germany at the age of 65. She fell in love with Vancouver and B.C. Margarit was always positive and cheerful and she was a gracious and classy woman. She will be sorely missed. She easily made friends and always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She travelled all of North America in a giant motor home with Boyd from Virginia, who was her great Love and companion. A sincere ‘‘Thank you’’ to those who cared for her during her last few months at Evergreen House and Lions Gate Hospital. We release you and let you go onto your next adventure We raise a glass of champagne in your memory
BRUCE - George Douglas 1942 - 2011 We announce with deep sorrow that George died suddenly of a heart attack, hiking with friends. Dearly loved and much cherished husband to Marie and father to his three children - Deirdre (Troy), Derek (Rhea) and James and his only sister Lindsay (Jeremy). George was born in Dundee, Scotland and came to Canada in 1966 to seek powder skiing. He worked as a ski patrol in the early years of Whistler and this is where he met his wife Marie in 1967. They were married in 1969 and settled down to raise their three children. He was a complete family man who had his priorities right. George lived his life with kindness, patience and a keen sense of humor. He was a compassionate man and always had time for people, especially his family whom he adored. He had a deep appreciation for the outdoors and loved to hike, kayak, snowshoe and ski. George worked for BC Hydro for 35 years and upon retiring he pursued his love of music, travel, and the arts. George and Marie spent the last 8 years of his life travelling and walking all over Europe and distant places. George will be forever missed, as he was one of nature’s gentlemen. Memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 25th at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the North Shore Rescue.
MACNEAL - Gerald Edward June 23rd 1936 – December 30th 2010. It is with profound sadness that we announce Gerry’s passing. Gerry is predeceased by his younger brother Larry just six weeks earlier on November 11th 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 yrs., Audrey, his children Mike (Rose), Leslie (Mark), and his three Grandchildren, Tyson, Ryan and Jessica, as well as many other family members in BC and Alberta. Gerry also leaves behind many friends who will miss “going for a coffee” or ”meeting at the shop”. Gerry was very well known and respected in the Shooting community and made no apologies for his passion of hunting and shooting. In 2002 Gerry received a heart transplant and we will be forever grateful for the extra eight years with him that amazing gift gave us. We would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses at St. Paul’s Hospital for all their care over the last eight years as well as the Staff of the Palliative Care unit at Lions Gate Hospital for their care and compassion in his last days. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated, also please register to be an organ donor. A celebration of life will be held at Cheers in North Van on January 29th from 2 pm to 4 pm. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves memories no one can steal.
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RIDDLE - Jacqueline Cora (nee Poff) Born November 28th, 1929 Lloydminster, Alberta. Our wonderful Jacquie 'Mom' 'Grandma' passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in her West Vancouver home on January 21st, 2011. Jacqueline married the love of her life Richard Wilton Riddle in 1950. They were blessed with four children and settled in Jasper, Alberta. Jacqueline and Richard moved their family to Edmonton and eventually Calgary. Jacquie busied herself with the joys of being a mother and wife. After suffering the devastating loss of her beloved Richard in 1978, Jacquie followed her adult children via Kelowna to Vancouver. Jacquie’s devotion to her ever expanding family was without boundaries. Her children and grandchildren were always enveloped in a blanket of positive thinking and love. Jacquie loved to laugh and her warm sense of humor touched and enriched the lives of all those who knew her. She delighted in the adventures of her grandchildren and most recently her great grandson Jackson! Above all else Jacqueline Cora Riddle was proud to be a mother. The whole world will be a little brighter now that Jacquie’s star is shining from heaven. Jacquie, Mom, Grandma, will be remembered and forever missed by her children Susan (Daryl) , Debra (Brian), David (Pixie), Laureen (Mike) as well as her grandchildren Natalie (Jeff), Adrien, Tyler, McKenzie, Mason, Claire, Max, Sydney, Georgia, Spencer and great grandson Jackson. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, please make a donation to either the Covenant House Vancouver or the S.P.C.A.
Inga Radosevic (Randi Inga Hvam)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Inga on the evening of January 20, 2011 at Lions Gate Hospital with her loved ones by her side. During her more than four year journey dealing with ovarian cancer, Inga constantly demonstrated the courage, strength, and grace with which she lived her whole life. Inga’s unshaken faith gave her absolute peace and understanding, and she had made all the preparations necessary to close this chapter of her life without fear or regret. Just as she did in her 43 years, Inga’s passing has inspired us to believe in the power of love and grace, the importance of family, and the need to live with gratitude and patience. Inga was a wonderful and loving mother to Kristen and Lauren and best friend to husband Chris, with whom she shared 25 wonderful years. Inga lost her sister Sonia and father Helle to cancer in recent years, and she deeply missed their presence in her life. The love she shared with her mother Ellen Hvam, her brother Norm Hvam, and nephew Alexander McGuigan was unwavering, and these relationships meant the world to her. Chris’ family has been a constant source of support and love over the years, and especially at this difﬁcult time. Everyone who met or knew Inga instantly knew how blessed she felt to have such a close and loving family. Inga was always kind and warm, and very generous with her time; she had a glowing smile that lit up any room she entered. Inga was a calming presence to everyone, yet she had a great sense of social responsibility and justice, supporting many worthy causes without fanfare or the need to be recognized. Inga was a special and amazing woman in all her roles: wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to so many. Her gift to the world lives on through her beautiful daughters, and through everyone who carries her spirit in their hearts. Inga made many great friends in her life who will continue to be a source of strength and comfort to her family; the school community of St. Anthony’s in West Vancouver has been especially supportive and giving and the family is forever grateful. Inga graduated from the pharmacy program at UBC in 1990 and truly enjoyed and ﬂourished in that ﬁeld. She was always friendly and helpful to all the patients she assisted over the years and her expertise was appreciated by her colleagues. The family would like to thank Dr. Pippa Hawley and Dr. Jennifer Walker, Inga’s home care nurse Catherine Jarvis, as well as all the nurses and staff at the LGH Palliative Care Ward for their kindness and compassion. A Vigil Prayers and service will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 595 West Keith Road, West Vancouver. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011 at Christ the Redeemer. Messages of condolence can be offered to the family at www.kearneyfs.com. In lieu of ﬂowers, memorial donations to the Gynecological Oncology Group at the BC Cancer Agency would be greatly appreciated.
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Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
1 Br, $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 city view 12th flr, Central Lonsdale, $1175 incls heat, w/d, ns np. Feb 1 604-913-1318
EXOTIC Beauty Shontel avail for discreet relaxation sessions on the North Shore..... 604-980-9938
1 BR furnished, Ctr Lons. bright, clean, short term, $1150 inclusive. no dogs, now. 604-831-9749 1 BR, large. 16 & St. Georges, near hospital, incld heat & hw, no pets, $840. 778-889-4719 1 Br large, $860, avail March 1. gated prkg. quiet, drapes no pets, heat incl. walk to seabus, 1 yr lease, 163 W 5th. 604-980-7501 1 BR, view, top flr, quiet, hardwood, cat ok, Lonsdale & 23, now or Feb 1, $825. ns, 604-986-4927
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402-3701 Hastings St., Burnaby ATTRACTIVE mature European lady on North Shore for delightful bodysage. ANITA, 604-808-5589 DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, FREE CALLS. 1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes. 1-888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Meet on chatlines. Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+) LUXURY RELAXATION SPA 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van
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604-986-8650 1050 Marine Dr., North Van (by McKay) parking at rear
1 BR, W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, avail now, refs req’d. 604-738-7430.. 960-0452 1 BR, xtra large, hardwood, $875, Avail Feb 15, central Lonsdale, heat/hw incl’d, np, 604-986-6418 1BD/17FLR, $1800, 5mins away from the seabus, dw, W&D, gym & pool. Small pets Ok. Avail Mar (604) 723-2559 Sean 2 BDRM Upper Lonsdale. Incl. Heat, h/w. N/S. N/P. 1yr lease. $1150/mth. Avail Feb 1st. (604) 980-3889
144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER
Spacious 1 BR with balconies, spectacular views, $1200-$1350, well maintained, clean, quiet concrete highrise. Fabulous Central Londsale location, next to library, transit, shops & cls to schools. Sorry, no pets. Heat & Hot water incls. Call 604-983-6920 to view.
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Spacious 2 BR with balconies, spectacular views, $1600, 945 sqft, well maintained, clean, quiet concrete highrise. Fabulous Central Londsale location, next to library, transit, shops & cls to schools. Sorry, no pets. Heat & Hot water incls. Call 604-983-6920 to view.
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North Van Apt. Rentals
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3 BR. Feb. 1, new reno’s, new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628
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195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 Bedroom $1450 Avail Feb 1 & Mar 1 Prestigious bldg next to seawall. Beautifully renovated, granite c/tops, h/w flrs, new appls, d/w, new kitchen & bath rm cabinets, indoor pool. Facing NW with ocean views. Steps to community ctr, shops, transit & restaurants. Sorry, no pets.
Call 604-922-8815 to view.
2 & 3 BR. 1 & 2 baths, avail now. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, coin wd, call 778-554-0537 2 BDRM, $1150, Cent. Lonsdale, nice quiet bldg, carpet / h/w flr, n/p, avail. NOW, 604-988-3227 2 br. $1180, Lonsdale & 21st, Feb 1, hardwood, quiet bldg, np, hw, heat prkg storage 604-990-4088 2 BR $1495 & $1595 avail now; ocean view, reno’d, dw, ns, cat ok lower Lonsdale, 604-988-1939
2 br a corner suite, 2nd flr of very quiet 3 story walk up, E. 15th St. large private balcony, sunny, south facing, new windows, dw, new carpet, venetian blinds, free laundry fac. no smoking & no pets, $1100 604-830-0857 msg. 2 BR bright, hi-spd/cable, hardwood, ns, np, nr seabus, quiet bldg. $1300, 604-708-8998 X308 2 BR Large, 1st flr. 10/Lonsdale $1030incl heat/cable, ns, np, refs well kept quiet bldg. Feb 1, suit quiet tennant(s) 604-317-7425 2 BR, new, 2 levels, Central, modern finishes, top appls. 1000 sq ft. Walk all ammen, $1990, avail immed. 604-377-6559 2 BR, new reno & carpets, $1195 np, ns, avail now, 225 East 12th 604-786-3405
326 WEST 1st St. 1 bdrm $865 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916 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
Delbrook Gardens 777 W. Queens Rd -2 BR $1540. Wkdays 604 990-2971 /Wkends 985-2876
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Bach $880, 1 BR $1095 Avail Now. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls.
Call 604-986-3356 KENMORE MANOR 140 East 17th St. A bright 1 bdrm Available. Heat & h/w incl. N/S, No Pets. 604-980-4554 LE CHATEAU, 1110 E 27th, Lynn Valley 1, 2 & 3 Br large starting @ $980. np, ns, 604-980-9219
LYNN VALLEY, updated 2 BR, d/w, cat ok, large patio $1200 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
LYNN VALLEY, updated large 3 BR, cat ok, $1400, March 1 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
MOVE IN ALLOWANCE Lrg 1 BR, Avail Feb 1, quiet, clean building, Rent $1150. Incls Heat & H/W. No pets/Non smoker, 1 yr lease, Cable/park extra,To view call 604-985-4272
Noma 728 W.14th St, 908-7368. Lrg 2 level, 1 BR, 2 bth, prkg, pet ok, Feb 1. lse, $1450.
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Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. 1 BR. $1075 2 Br. $1395 up views, storage. NO PETS. 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com
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TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield Rd. NV 1 bdrm $935 No pets. Call 604-
990-2971 or Wkends 778-340-7406
VICTORIA PARK PLACE 615 St. Georges Ave @ E 6th St. 1 & 2 BR , bright, clean quiet bldg, np, ns.. 604-980-9057 TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield Rd. NV 2 bdrm $1300 No pets. Call 604-
990-2971 or Wkends 778-340-7406
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North Van Apt. Rentals
WOODCROFT 1 BR new carpet, paint. incl all utils, prkg, security, gym + pool $945 604-813-7312 WOODCROFT- 2BR 1bath, balc, pool, 1prkg, np $1310incl heat/ gym. Feb 1. 604-988-5550 x 101
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PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bachelor, 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s Feb 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800 AMBLESIDE TOWER 1 BR & 2 BR’s avail. Move in Bonus. 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
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1998 EAGLE TALON ESI, 170k, 2.0 L, excellent condition, 5 spd, no accidents, silver exterior, grey interior. $3500. 604-763-3223
2004 BMW X3 3.0 SUV AWD, auto/Steptronic, local, panorama roof, only 91K, spotless. $19,850 2002 Mercedes Benz C320 4dr Luxury Sedan, auto/ Tiptronic, local, leather, sunroof, pwr heated seats, only 52k from new, spotless. $14,850 2004 Mercedes Benz C240 4dr Sedan, auto/tiptronic, local, sunroof, alloy wheels, only 63k, immaculate $14,850 2004 Mercedes Benz C240 4Dr Sedan, auto/Tiptronic, local, only $14,850 56k, spotless. 2002 Inﬁniti QX4 Luxury SUV, auto, local, leather pwr heated seats, sunroof, 3.5L V6 engine, All Wheel Drive, very well kept. $13,850
1998 FORD Taurus SE 300 k, new tires, rotors, tie rods, fully serviced, $1500 604-940-8564
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STUDIO, LARGE, part view, Mar 1, $925 incl hw, heat, cable, pool 1740 Esquimalt. 604-922-1043
2002 MERCEDES CL55 AMG black, 99,000 k, 20' rims + stock wheels, $32,000 604-351-0297
THE IONA 1370 Clyde Ave Available Feb 1st $1880/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
HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com Short Term 1 bedroom Heritage Furn. $750/mo inclusive. ns, np, 604-988-6082 grandmanor.net UPPER DUNDARAVE, furn 1 bdrm ground level, 1 blk to bus, awesome view, priv outside area, w/d, np, ns, built-in vac, in-flr heat, $1200 incl util & hi-spd internet. Avail Feb 1. Call 604-913-3144
HOST FAMILY wanted. Please call us at 604-688-1928 or email: email@example.com 1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA 2 BR - Avail Feb 1 From $1850/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.
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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
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2 BR, 1 den, 1 bath, reno’d rancher, fenced yrd beautiful neighbourhood. Nr schools, Lonsdale, ref’s/credit check req’d, np, $2,550. 778-882-5066 2 BR+ den beautifully furn North Van home, upper Lonsdale, amazing views/gardens, n/s Feb. 15th $3200 incl short/long term 604-836-0809 firstname.lastname@example.org 3 BDRM, Norgate, CDS, new reno, htd flrs, 4 appl, wd f/p, N/S, cat ok, $1950. NOW. 604-644-8812 3 BR, Ambleside 2 bath, gourmet kitchen off lrg family rm, view deck,1280 Ottawa, $2900,Avail Immed. Call Ali 604-551-5141 3 BR, new reno, Central Lonsdale 2 bth, quiet area, lrg deck & yard $2300 avail now 604-922-4344 3-4 BR. rec room, 2 bath, yard, fp, near Parkgate Mall, 5 appls, ns, np, Feb 1, $2100, 604-988-6572 4 BDRM + den. 3 bath 5 appliances view. Lighthouse Pk area, $3,000 604-926-1124 4 BDRM, large fenced yard, $2450, mtn view, Grand Blvd, 604-812-7269 604-985-7269 4 BR + 1 Br in-law suite. View, gas f/p, h/w flr, nr Taylor Way & Park Royal $2900 604-925-7576 DEEP COVE 604-929-5191 - n/s - 2 BR seaside cottage $2275 - 3 BR large lot, quiet area $2050 DOLLARTON - 350 Roslyn Blvd, 3 br+den in bsmt, VIEW! 5 appls, $1920+utils. 604-929-1723 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 today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca
OFFICE FOR LEASE Avail now Furn, for 1 person. $455/mo, 1500marine.com 604-986-1500
OFFICE FOR Lease, 688 sf, 2 flr, 1558 Lonsdale/15th, NVan, avail now, $1,100/mth 604-264-1001
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1 BR IN spacious home for n/s female. Furn or unfurn, internet, w/d, $495 incl. 604-980-2106
AVAIL NOW! Lower Lonsdale storage space, 600sf, electricity $450, also 900sf. with large loading doors, high ceilings, lane access. $900. 604-983-9493
1 BR Deep Cove, private, luxury 6 appl, fp, patio, cable, net, pkg, 600sf, ns, refs $1200 929-4553 1 BR, Lynn Canyon, garden level, shared wd, np ns, $800 incls. available. 604-720-6045 1 BR ste 2 rooms, priv ent, full bath, fridge, ldry, priv home, prkg, ns, np, $625.Now 604-813-7312 2 BR, Above Grnd. New reno’d. Bright. Quiet street. Near Queensdale Mrkt. $1295/mth. DW N/S N/P. 604-988-2309. 2 BR bsmt, bright, wd, dw, suit 1-3 ns, Ambleside, Cat OK, bus, $1195 incl 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, Lynn Canyon, priv, above grnd, cable, net, pet ok, suits 1-2, ns, refs, $1100, NOW, 985-3906 2 BR, Lynnmour, 5 appl, own laund, fenced yrd, ns, pet neg. $1150+ util. Imm. 604-984-7933 2 BR Suite, new reno, immed, Ambleside, $1600, ns, pet neg 604-926-8896, 778-881-2147 3 BR top flr hardwood, 1.5 ba, 1200sf dw,upper Lonsdale, bright garage ns np, $1900 604-723-3313 BRAND NEW EXECUTIVE 1 Br above ground executive suite. Private, spacious, sunny south facing with view. Upper Lonsdale. Top quality throughout. Bright open plan, Lrg windows, well designed. Central. Sep ent, large kitchen. Heated floors. Lrg br & closet. Top line mix flooring. Suits Single. No Smoking. $1500/ mo Please Call 604-808-1220 email@example.com BRIGHT 2 BR garden ste, sh’d W/D. Nr bus/shops. Mar 1. NS/ NP. $950 - $1250. 604-922-1466 QUEENS. Main flr of hse, 4 BR, 2 bath, 7 appls. Nr schools. $2800. N/S. Avail now. 604-505-7868
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Luxury view townhouse, new reno, 3 bdrm, 2 balconies, 2.5 baths, 2000 sf, 2 wood f/p, 6 appls, 2 prkgs. 2 pools outside. Cable, heat incl. Peaceful, park-like setting. $2400. avail Mar 1. Mature bldg. No pets. 604-987-7813
MOVE IN ALLOWANCE (1/2 mth Move in & 1/2 mth renewal) 1915 Cedar Village Cres, 2 BR & 3 BR, 5 appls, 1.5 bath, 1 yr lse, NP/NS. Rent starts at $1435. For viewing call 604-988-0827
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 – North Shore News – A39
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A PROBLEM SOLVER General carpentry, finishing, and ticketed. Sean 604-290-5994
#381293 LIC’D Bonded Electrician. Service, reno. Low prices Jeff 604-839-2825, 604-929-1094
CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270
A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319
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Lawn & Garden
Moving & Storage
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Moving & Storage
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Renovations & Home Improvement
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ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
• General Contracting • Project Management • Consulting & Design • New Construction • Large or small Residential Renovations & Repairs
Georgie Award for Best Renovation & Design Complete Renovations / Additions Kitchens / Bathrooms
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WINTER SPECIAL SAVE THE HST Have Your Roof Done Between Now & Jan. 31
JB’s PAINTING • 99/room – Int/Exterior A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700
• 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
Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000
NEW REPLACEMENT WINDOWS • Eliminate cold drafts • Slash your Heating cost • Enhance your home Call Bedford Glass for a Free Estimate 604-984-6208 10% off till Feb 10, 2011
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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
Tried & True Since 1902
Residential & Commercial Plumbing on the North Shore
Counter Tops, Custom Cabinets & Refacing
#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby
RESIDENTIAL DIVISION LTD.
“We strive to meet all your plumbing needs”
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Silverfern Plumbing Ltd.
PRO GAS - North Shore Furnaces, boilers, gas fitting. Service & installation. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca
Re-Rooﬁng & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available
Residential & Commercial Free Estimates Large or small jobs Nobody beats our prices $ 15 OFF with this ad
Yes, we Remove & Recycle Anything
#1 TRAILER TRASH BOYS
We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable.
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Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB
Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585
A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) ★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 www.treeworksonline.ca
NORTH SHORE Home Services Gutter & window cleaning, Power Washing Est 1963. 604-988-5294 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
First Choice Roofing We specialize in flat roofs, fully insured. WCB, Miguel 778-231-7973
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**MSRP is $16,385/$26,340 and includes $1,395/$1,550 freight and PDI. For all offers, license, insurance, applicable taxes, and registration are extra. Dealer may sell for less. †$1,000.00 price reduction available on new 2011 Civic DX, model FA1E2BEX/Accord SE Sedan, model CP2E6BE. Cash incentives will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and ﬁnance offers. **/† Offers valid from January 4th through January 31st, 2011 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.
**MSRP is $27,880/$36,410 and includes $1,590 freight and PDI. For all offers, license, insurance, applicable taxes, and registration are extra. Dealer may sell for less. † $1,000.00 price reduction available on new 2011 CR-V, model RE3H3BEY. Cash incentives will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and ﬁnance offers. #Limited time lease offers based a new 2011 Pilot LX 2WD, model YF3H2BE. Lease example based on new 2011 Pilot LX 2WD, model YF3H2BE available through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C. £4.9% lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment, including freight and PDI, is $428.00. Down payment or equivalent trade of $5,253.42, ﬁrst monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $25,797.42. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 96,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. Retailer may lease for less. Retailer order / trade may be necessary. **/#/£/† Offers valid from January 4th through January 31st, 2011 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.
A40 - North Shore News - Wednesday, January 26, 2011