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MLAs make leadership choices Jane Seyd and Kerry Blackadar

WITH less than a month to go before the B.C. Liberal Party chooses a new leader, three of the four North Shore MLAs have thrown their support behind George Abbott, saying the collaborative, low-key style of the former cabinet minister is what the party needs to convince the public that it’s willing to change. have your say at

“We’ve had a lot of confrontation recently. . . . I think the public is kind of fed up with . . . ‘My way or the highway’,” said Ralph Sultan, MLA for West VancouverCapilano, one of the trio of local MLAs who is supporting Abbott. “He’s quite low key. He’s not an arm waver,” said Sultan. “He’s not confrontational.” Sultan said he also likes that Abbott, a former health and education minister, also ran his own orchard business in the Interior for many years. “Most politicians you meet have just done politics all their lives,” he said. Jane Thornthwaite, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour,andNaomiYamamoto, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, are See Weighted page 3

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THE driver of a semi-trailer attempts to separate heavy sheets of steel as a crane lifts them up. Traffic on Main Street in North Vancouver was slowed Monday afternoon after the truck lost part of its load.

Three in court after machete attack

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TWO young men were taken to hospital Friday with serious injuries after they were attacked, reportedly with a machete, near the North Vancouver SeaBus terminal. The victims, both students visiting from Korea, had just arrived in the Lonsdale Quay bus loop with friends at about 1 a.m. when three young men approached them. One of the men allegedly pulled a knife and demanded the students hand over their cellphones and wallets. According to a witness, another of the men

Korean students rushed to hospital after attack near SeaBus terminal

produced a 60-centimetre machete, struck one of the victims in the face and slashed the other badly in the head. The suspects then fled. TransLink staff, who had just arrived on the SeaBus’s final crossing, ran to the students’ aid, attempting to stanch the bleeding while they waited for emergency services to arrive. Police, fire and ambulance crews reached the scene a few minutes later. The victims were rushed to hospital while officers

and a canine unit scoured the area for the suspects. Three men were subsequently arrested following an investigation that lasted several days. A witness said the student with the head wound was bleeding profusely, although he remained conscious in the minutes after the alleged assault. The gash, which extended half a centimetre into the his skull, required seven stitches and 18 staples to close, according to police. His companion’s injuries were not as severe. Police did not confirm whether the latter’s were caused by the machete. Both students were released after a short time in hospital and are expected to recover fully. They have since returned to Korea. See Police page 3

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WV con man gets 9 years for scam

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Telemarketing took seniors for $4.5M Jane Seyd

A former West Vancouver man has been sent to jail for nine years for swindling thousands of seniors out of more than $4.5 million in a telemarketing scam. John Raymond Bezeredi, 49, was handed the sentence Jan. 25 by United States District Judge Gary A. Feess in a Los Angeles court after pleading guilty to mail fraud. Feess described Bezeredi’s scheme as “cold, calculating, callous behaviour that destroyed people’s lives.” Using companies based in downtown Vancouver — Euro Bond Fidelity, Dominion Investments and Imperial Investments — Bezeredi had telemarketers sell non-existent European bonds to as many as 4,500 unsuspecting elderly U.S. customers over a five-year period from 2000 to 2005. Elderly victims were told they were speaking to a representative from overseas and would be participating with a small group of others in a lottery drawing for large sums of money, or that their money would buy a “bond” and that their investments were guaranteed. Many of the swindled seniors gave out their credit card and bank information, which allowed

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Bezeredi’s scam to draw money from their accounts electronically. Seniors lost anywhere from $250 to $11,000 said U.S. federal prosecutor Ellyn Lindsay. But Lindsay said the monetary loss was only one part of how the scheme victimized seniors. “When you’re elderly and you’re starting to lose independence and somebody takes you like this, it just drains all the confidence and selfsufficiency out of a person,” she said. “It can have these devastating psychological effects, like people feeling they can no longer take care of themselves.” Lindsay added many of the victims died before Bezeredi had his day in court. Bezeredi was first charged in 2006 following a year-long investigation by the FBI, the RCMP’s commercial crime section and the provincial Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority. He was extradited from Canada to the United States in August 2009 after a grand jury indictment and has been in custody ever since. In addition to the jail sentence, Feess ordered Bezeredi to pay back the $4.6 million he stole. But Lindsay said since Bezeredi will be deported back to Canada after he serves his sentence, it’s unlikely victims will ever see any of that money. He was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release when he gets out of jail.

Police say student lucky not to be killed

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“We are shocked and outraged, as is the rest of the public, at the level of violence,” said Cpl. Peter DeVries, a spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP, at a press conference Tuesday. “The injury to that poor student was incredible; he was lucky he wasn’t killed.” Blair Michael Benedict, 18, from North Vancouver, has been charged with robbery, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm. His alleged accomplice, Christopher Paul Lambert, also

18, from North Vancouver, is charged with aggravated assault. The third suspect, a 17-yearold from Surrey, is facing the same charge, but cannot be identified because of his age. They appeared in North Vancouver provincial court Tuesday. All three are known to police. “Anyone who commits this kind of crime, we will track them down, we will arrest them and we will put them behind bars,” said DeVries. Investigators were helped by video footage from the area, he said. The attack did not appear to be racially motivated or connected to gang activity, he said.

Tree stops life threatening fall James Weldon

A Cypress Bowl snowshoer is alive this week thanks to a tree, according to North Shore rescuers.

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SOMEONE stacked a large number of car tires on one of the flag poles at Sutherland secondary Sunday night and spray-painted them with a grad slogan.

WV jewel store robber gets 3 years, 9 months Shots fired at store owner during getaway Jane Seyd

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The woman, in her 50s, was hiking with a group near the top of Hollyburn Mountain just after noon on Sunday when she lost her footing and tumbled about 10 metres down a high, steep incline before colliding with a tree. Several people who had seen the fall scrambled down the slope to help her. The woman had suffered a chest injury and lacerations. Her condition was stable, but the bystanders and Cypress Mountain staff were unable to get her safely back down the mountain, so they called emergency services. A North Shore Rescue flight team reached the area a short time later, connected the woman to the end of a long line and flew her to the resort parking lot, where she was transferred to a waiting ambulance. The woman was extremely lucky, said Tim Jones, a spokesman for North Shore Rescue. “I can say without too much hesitation that she would have died if she had not hit that tree,” said Jones. “In that kind of terrain, once you get going, you don’t stop. She would have gone for several hundred feet (and) would have hit several trees. It See Icy page 5

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A New Westminster man who was one of three men who held up a West Vancouver jewelry store at gunpoint a year ago has been sent to jail for three years and nine months for his part in the robbery. Joshua Bennet Chaif-Gust, 20, was handed the prison sentence by Judge Joanne Challenger of the North Vancouver provincial court after receiving credit for time already served in custody. Chaif-Gust was one of three men who entered the Absolute Star Design jewelry store on Jan. 19 last year and smashed the store’s display cases, stuffing about $300,000 worth of jewelry into their bags while one of the men — Jeremy Winger — pointed a 9-mm semi-automatic handgun at owner Gino Giragosian and ordered him to the floor.

After the robbers ran off, Giragosian chased them into the street, where Winger turned and fired two shots at him. West Vancouver police set up roadblocks as the trio sped away in their getaway car. Eventually, the robbers ditched their vehicle and ran away on foot. They were later found hiding under a deck in a residential neighbourhood. Chaif-Gust was sentenced Jan. 17 for his role in the heist after he pleaded guilty to armed robbery and possession of stolen property over $5,000. In a letter supporting her son to the judge, Chaif-Gust’s mother, Sandra Chaif, said, “I will never understand why he did such a thing.” She added her son is not a “true criminal at heart.” “He made the worst mistake of his life, and he’s learning a very hard lesson.” Chaif told the judge her son had little guidance during his formative years because his father had committed suicide and she was often at work as she struggled to raise three children as a single mother. Winger, the man who wielded the gun in the robbery, was sentenced in June to six years in jail minus credit for time already served. A third man charged in the robbery, Ryan Blore, 27, of Port Moody, is still before the courts.

also supporting Abbott. Abbott, a three-term MLA for Shuswap, is the only leadership hopeful with most of his support outside the urban area of the province. Political commentators have pegged Abbott as one of the more moderate leadership hopefuls with the potential to sneak up the middle between frontrunners like Christy Clark and Kevin Falcon. Abbott also has the most support from sitting MLAs. “He certainly doesn’t have a lot of flash — but he’s got a lot of substance,” said Yamamoto, who was the last North Shore MLA to declare support for a candidate. Yamamoto said she likes Abbott’s non-adversarial approach to problems. “He has a real ability to connect with people and to see that there is truth on both sides of an issue, and for me, that is very appealing,” she said. Thornthwaite, who has been busy signing up new Liberal members in advance of the Feb. 4 cutoff to boost Abbott’s leadership bid, cited similar qualities. “He doesn’t have the rhetoric, he doesn’t have the partisanship,” said Thornthwaite, adding Abbott has an appeal that could win support across a broad section of the public — if they actually knew who he was. Name recognition isn’t a problem for another high profile leadership hopeful, former cabinet minister Kevin Falcon, who had been endorsed by Joan McIntyre, MLA for West Vancouver–Sea to Sky Country. McIntyre was out of the country this week and unable to be reached for comment. However, many pundits have painted Falcon as the choice of the party establishment. Falcon, known for his often-combative style of politics, has also picked up the biggest support from business leaders and is considered one of the current frontrunners. Christy Clark, another former cabinet minister who quit politics several years ago to become a radio talk show host, is currently out in front in public opinion polls. But Sultan said who the party will choose is still very much undecided in light of the recent sign-ups that have doubled membership lists in the lead-up to the vote on Feb. 26. “Does selling a membership to somebody capture their loyalty? That’s not necessarily the case at all,” he said. The party has also yet to decide on whether it will use a system of weighted votes, giving more power to those from northern and rural areas that will further influence the leadership race.

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WV council sets 1.1% budget hike

Meet and greet B.C. Liberal leadership hopeful MLA George Abbott address a crowd in the meeting room of the Lynn Valley Library last week as the guest of the Lynn Valley Community Association. Abbott has gained the backing of three North Shore MLAs: Jane Thornthwaite, Naomi Yamamoto and Ralph Sultan.

Majority opposes layoffs for 0%

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THE District of West Vancouver’s budget hike for 2011 was fixed at 1.1 per cent Jan. 24, but not without some last-minute debate. Council gave third reading to the budget bylaw, ending the two-month debate on whether West Vancouver should raise taxes or hold the line on spending. During the week prior, staff had presented a plan to achieve a zero per cent tax increase at a closed-door session of council because the plan dealt with potential layoffs. But Couns. Michael Smith, Trish Panz, Michael Evison and Mayor Pam GoldsmithJones voted to continue as planned, arguing cuts to staff would hobble the government. “The bottom line,” said Smith, “is the only thing we could recommend (to reach a zero per cent increase) was that they reduce staff and they needed direction from council for what programs and strategies were to be removed.” Couns. Michael Lewis and Shannon Walker opposed the budget. Coun. Bill Soprovich was absent. “I do think there are reductions to be found that will not be destructive or detrimental to the community,” said Walker. Three speakers came out to oppose the tax increase, while one more spoke in favour. Two that did speak in opposition, however, saved some time to commend council for lowering the tax increase as much as they did. In the end, this council will have raised taxes 1.5 per cent over three years, said Evison, despite fixed cost increases in labour — the lowest rate increase in the region.

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UBLIC outrage greeted the revelations this week that a Whistler dog sledding company sadistically killed 100 of its dogs after a downturn in business following the Olympics last year. Details of the case are grisly. Animals were killed in front of other panicking dogs over a two-day period. In some cases, the job was botched and had to be repeated. The horrific account only came to light because the man who pulled the trigger filed a claim for post-traumatic stress with WorkSafe BC, saying he was forced into the killing. Both the RCMP and SPCA are now investigating. As well they should. Faced with a basic ethical decision — one that a vet had already weighed in on — most people would have refused

to take part in such cruelty and call authorities. Sled dogs may not make good pets, but it’s hard to fathom why more diligent efforts weren’t made to find homes for those unwanted. The case also illustrates the often sorry life of animals whose job it is to make a buck. For such animals, we need greater ability to check and regulate their working and living conditions. How is it that this operation came to have the largest number of sled dogs in North America without encountering provincial or municipal regulations that could have raised a red flag? The story of the sled dog cull is Whistler’s shame this week, a story that is already doing much to ruin the town’s international reputation that the Olympics worked so hard to gain.


Assembly on Medicare needed

Dear Editor: It is interesting to sit back and watch two dinosaurs putting on the gloves over Medicare (Dr. Brian Day responding Jan. 26 to columnist Elizabeth James). My money is on James. Not only is her heart in the right place, but she stands to gain nothing from defending Medicare. Dr. Brian Day, on the other hand, has a vested interest in privatizing health care along with his good buddies in the insurance industry. Before waving the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that Day claims allows citizens to avoid wait lists by paying for their own health care, perhaps he should talk to some of the 40 million Americans who didn’t have medical insurance before Barack Obama came on the scene and who, for the most part, couldn’t afford to alleviate their pain and suffering even if they were willing to wait for it. That’s not to say that some of what the good doctor says doesn’t make sense because there is indeed much wrong with Medicare, not the least of which is its financial problems. But creating private clinics is not going to fix the problem. The B.C. government seems incapable of doing anything to improve the situation, or doesn’t particularly want to and, anyway, is far too politically motivated to be relied on to do the right thing. If Gordon Campbell, instead of wasting millions of tax-payers dollars mailing $100 cheques to every adult in British Columbia a year ago for purely political purposes, had put the money towards Medicare, we wouldn’t be having this conversation today. Has anyone thought about how much that boondoggle cost? As Elizabeth James suggested in her Jan. 19 column, Health Care Is Under Siege, what is needed now is a public forum on Health Care Reform, much like the successful Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform, to which health-care professionals, academics, leaders of industry, commerce and labour, private citizens and, yes,


representatives from private clinics, sit down together and hammer out an updated and improved version of Medicare. Then, and only then, are we likely to get any consensus on what changes are needed to provide an adequate, affordable, stable and financially sustainable health care program that fulfils the needs of today’s burgeoning population. Ivor Bennett West Vancouver

Businesses will be outnumbered by consumers in HST referendum Dear Editor: As a self-employed individual and small business owner, the HST, I think, seems like a good idea. My company is what puts food in my fridge and gas in my car. But my company doesn’t get to vote in this referendum (I assume). Based on callers to CKNW talk shows, and letters to the editor, it would appear that most consumers only see it as a tax increase. Obviously, consumers outnumber business owners by a huge factor. Logic dictates that at your average neighbourhood business, most of the employees will vote against the HST, and only the owner of the business will vote for it, with his vote as a private citizen. I appreciate the gesture to involve the people in the decision, but really, people usually vote for taking money from “them” and giving it to “us.” Slam dunk. Brock Bishop North Vancouver

Road rage assault case still to be tried in court

Dear Editor: I am the barrister for Norman Segundo and Gerardo Arguello who were referenced in Jane Seyd’s article in the North Shore News, Jan. 26, alleging that they assaulted Ryan McCaffery. Gerardo and Norman will be defending the various charges, and look forward to the trial of this matter, where the other side of the events can be heard, and the truth and credibility of the witnesses determined by the courts. They do not wish to have the matter tried in the media, but are compelled given the details published, to respond in part, given the recent one-sided media report and social network alienation. I can advise certain facts were not included in that news story, which include that Norman is physically a small person, at approximately 110 pounds. I understand that the alleged victim is described as well over 250 pounds, and well over 6 feet tall. It is the position of the defence that it was McCaffery who aggressively advanced towards Norman, and Gerardo was terrified, came to the assistance of his friend Norman, who was fending off McCaffery’s advances and attacks. Gerardo was with his family, including two small crying and fearful children in a van, along with Norman and another female. They were in no rush and were on their way to the outdoors. As opposed to McCaffery, who admits he cut off at least two other cars. I understand that it was in fact the complainant that was acting in an aggressive manner, and that Gerardo and Norman tried to defend themselves, and others (the women and children in the van). And that one of my clients offered water to McCaffery at the conclusion of the matter. Dil Gosal, D. Gosal & Associates, Surrey





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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - North Shore News - A7

There’s no need to judge Heed in media

“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power because they control the minds of the masses.” Malcolm X

WILL former West Vancouver police chief Kashmir Heed be tried and found guilty in the media?

Or will he have his day in a court untainted by months of titillating speculation? The controversial Malcolm X, of course, reckoned without the voracious appetite and power of the Internet. Today he might present his case differently, for it is in the uneasy marriage of the two global entities that the true danger lies — for the innocent and guilty alike. While a largely unprepared traditional media is only now coming to grips with the digital world, the mercurial rise of the blogosphere travels where few professional journalists dare to go. Indeed, when reporters tread the fine line between presenting “the facts, Ma’am, just the facts,” and the pantson-fire type of online tabloidism, they and their publishers teeter on the brink of their own speedy appearance in court. Case in point: the growing

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Elizabeth James furore over alleged irregularities in Heed’s election campaign. Last week, in discussion of several recent news items, I was introduced to two unfamiliar Latin legal terms, “mens rea” and “actus reus” — translated: guilty mind and guilty act. Both terms are relevant to the continuing police investigation of B.C.’s former solicitorgeneral. I was already uncomfortable with some of the coverage I had read and heard in the media, and the concept seemed vaguely apropos to another story I have in mind. What research confirmed was that, in order for a criminal charge to be proven beyond reasonable doubt, the court must be persuaded that the accused planned or had prior knowledge of the crime (guilty mind), and that the person either committed, gave consent

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to, or controlled commission of the crime (guilty act). Furthermore, police investigations of alleged criminal activities not only need to meet that test, but the evidence must support the assertion that a person had an intent to carry out an unlawful act, or was wilfully blind to its commission. With all of that in mind, let’s take a look back to see if we can uncover some clues as to where and how Heed’s problems may have begun. As we do so, you will be the judge as to how much of the information we have been given is relevant to the questions: Did Kash Heed intend to contravene the Elections Act? Did he do the deed? Did he know the Act was being contravened? Was he wilfully blind while the Act was being contravened? Or was he an innocent candidate as the

campaign swirled around him? It should also be noted that many Elections Act offences are not “criminal” in nature. In June 2007, Heed lost his bid to become Vancouver’s chief constable. Had he succeeded, he would have replaced Jamie Graham, who had chosen not to renew his VPD contract. Graham was a 34-year veteran of the RCMP and former superintendent of the North Vancouver detachment. Shortly thereafter, Heed was appointed chief constable in West Vancouver. He served immediate notice that the status was no longer quo under his command — particularly with regard to the matter of officers drinking while in the detachment. As he had throughout his career, Heed continued to make no secret of the fact that he favoured a provincial police force over the RCMP.

Neither move endeared him to the municipal force or to the RCMP. Nor was he popular with West Vancouver residents when, nineteen months into his contract, he said he was resigning to seek a B.C. Liberal nomination. Is a record of unpopularity relevant to Heed’s guilt or innocence in the investigation at hand? Only if he left a trail of persons unknown disgruntled enough to ensure the media had enough tips to paint him in the worst possible light. Pursuing his apparent determination to make himself as popular as an ex-boyfriend

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at a wedding, Heed then acceded to one of the B.C. Liberals’ nastiest moves, namely to stand for nomination in the Vancouver-Fraserview constituency, then held by much-respected former judge Wally Oppal, then the B.C. attorney-general. Was that move a deliberate effort to sideline Oppal? Or did Gordon Campbell want to shut down Heed’s charismatic habit of promoting a provincial force wherever he went. However that may be, we cannot ignore the fact that the media of the day were quick to label the ambitious Heed as

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Counting heads for all-day kindergarten

Registration numbers will determine need for portables Manisha Krishnan

THIS fall, all North Shore elementary schools will be implementing full-day kindergarten, but some may need to do some shuffling around to make it happen. Kindergarten registration for the North Vancouver school district kicked off last week and the numbers that come in will determine whether or not a portable is needed at Ross Road elementary. The school is one of six currently offering early French immersion

for kindergarten students in the school district. “It’s through the registration process and finding out exactly how many kids we have streaming into each school that we know what our needs are, so it’ll be later this spring that we’ll be able to determine whether that portable is needed,” said Victoria Miles, spokeswoman for the school district. “Otherwise our facilities have capacity and will be accommodating full-day K at all the schools.” Nine of 14 West Vancouver primary schools introduced full-day kindergarten last September; the remaining five will do so at the start of this coming school year. Ecole Cedardale, Cypress Park and West Bay will be repurposing their K-plus classrooms for use by full-day kindergarten, with West Bay bringing a new modular classroom on-site to accommodate increased enrolment. The province recently unveiled a prototype of the modular

classrooms. Each is energy efficient, has about 90-square metres of teaching space and comes equipped with its own bathrooms. “They’re not like the regular portables you’re used to seeing,” said Andrea Wilson, spokeswoman for the West Vancouverschool district. Bowen Island community school will also be receiving one. Ridgeview and Ecole Pauline Johnson will be converting their computer labs into classrooms to make way for full-day kindergarten. Registration for English language stream kindergarten in West Vancouver closes March 1 for applicants within a school’s catchment area and Jan. 31 for those outside of the catchment area or school district. For more information go to English and early French immersion kindergarten registration in North Vancouver will be open until March 11. Forms can be found online at

Police and media may not paint the whole picture

From page 7

Campbell’s “star candidate.” Was it in the heat of that heady climate that he wrote his tacky and ill-judged remarks about the man he was set to replace? Who made sure today’s media found out? Is an ill-bred ego or a carelessly hurtful political ambition relevant? Not unless it can be proven that driving ambition led Heed to take the bait of a promised cabinet post, after which, it could have become — on someone’s part — a case of “whatever it takes.” But if we are prepared to tread that path, there’s another question: If Heed was originally made solicitor-general because provincial-policeforce-Heed was proving a nuisance at the RCMP contract negotiating table, who else might have had good reason to be wilfully blind to what is alleged to have occurred during the 2009 election campaign? By now, after many flagrant missteps in political deals, and in our policing and justice

systems, we are painfully aware that not everything is as it is painted by either the police or the media. Furthermore, as Judge Ian Pitfield emphasized in the case of Susan Heyes Inc. versus InTransit BC et al, we — the police, the media and the justice system — should refuse to embellish the case by feeding irrelevant details into the investigative hopper. Those who engage in unpleasant behaviour can be as innocent of criminal wrong-doing as the most charming of characters can be guilty of murder. In and of itself, whether or not an egocentric Heed tipped media cameras to photograph him through a police station window seems irrelevant to the campaign case. What would be useful to know are the answers to these questions: ■ Having lost its steam after the first go-round, why was the latest investigation re-ignited and by whom? ■ In the chaos of an election campaign, was Heed simply too trusting of a financial agent who had the responsibility to ensure that all

monies were appropriately received, spent and reported to Elections BC? ■ Why is Heed unable to force that agent to provide details of the campaign report? ■ Is Heed’s campaign record the only one being investigated? ■ If so, why? ■ Do Elections BC and the party executive take

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Finntastic Afternoon of Magic, Muscles and Music

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Volunteers Rachel Lane and Heather Burnett sell bears designed by Finn’s siblings to benefit the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

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Catherine and Mariana Pope enjoy the afternoon. The second annual Finntastic Afternoon of Magic, Muscles and Music took place Jan. 23 at Highlands elementary. Children’s performers Zox of the Forest, The Purple Pirate and Will Stroet entertained families while the sale of baked goods, ribbons and head bands were designed to raise funds to support Team Finn in the 2011 Ride to Conquer Cancer, held June 18-19. The team was created in honour of Finn Sullivan, who died of a rare form of childhood cancer in 2008. Info:

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RENOVATING a teen’s room calls for fun and sophistication as is the case with this surfing-themed room at this West Vancouver home.

Teen’s room a surfer’s paradise

DIG DEEP Todd Major delves into whether good fences really do make great neighbours. page 13

IT seems that kids grow up so quickly these days and the cute children’s bedroom is soon a memory.

One of the challenges we face as parents is to tackle a bedroom makeover for a toddler to a teen without breaking the bank. For this 15-year-old surfing fan, fun sophistication catches a big wave in his newly renovated bedroom space. After spotting a fabulous duvet at the Pottery Barn, the idea for a surfing theme became a reality for this 15-year-old. Away went the toddler toys and blankets and a new vision was born for this university-bound teenager. Armed with this passion for surfing the hunt began for

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in the way of a fresh look for this room. White panelling in Benjamin Moore Cloud White predominates the room’s walls with a small upper portion in Benjamin Moore’s Jet Blue. Initially, the blue was a lighter shade but clearly the room required more “pow” and the darker shade of blue was chosen. The dark floors played a crucial role in how the room was to come together. Existing wood furniture was painted to complement the dark flooring and a floor rug in the pattern of a surfboard was sourced on the web to add a bit of colour and texture to the room. Once again, Pottery Barn’s online store came through with some great

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SMALL details such as this bamboo tissue dispenser reinforce the room’s surfing theme.

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IN his 1914 poem Mending Wall, Robert Frost wrote: “Good fences make good neighbors.”

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USING different building materials and designs for your fence can add a unique feature to your outdoor living space. “The Culture of the Fence: Artifacts and Meanings.” In her paper, Kotchemidova wrote: “Numa, the second king of Rome laid down in seventh century B.C. that each man should surround his land with a boundary and set up landmarks of stone. He dedicated these landmarks to the god Terminus, and ordained that sacrifices should be offered up to him every year, appointing the festival of the Terminalia. This worship of boundaries was meant to celebrate the conquest of the land of Rome from the Latinians and the Sabines originally occupying the region. In the Roman context, the victory would not have been possible without the will of the gods. The symbols of this victory had to be honoured in appreciation of the gods’ benevolence. Thus the fence was invested with meaning and gained value.”

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It is likely that fences have helped neighbours of all kinds — including nations — remain good neighbours throughout the ages. Fences are strange and beautiful creations of humankind that have helped to shape the development of agriculture, modern society and most importantly, private property ownership rights. The creation of the first fence, which was built to separate or contain something of importance of the day, was probably one of the first pieces of primitive technology developed by humanity in an effort to make the world safer and more organized. Fences are a way of rationalizing the vast expanse of the world into smaller pieces that can be protected, developed and understood. Early fences like the Great Wall of China were primarily built for protection, to keep out foreign raiders. But fences also symbolize the intention to put down roots and state ownership of the land, for all others to see. Christina Kotchemidova, a professor of journalism at New York University has written an interesting paper on fences, entitled


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council choose the Top 10 rivers in British Columbia that face urgent threats to their ecological health. Send candidate river(s) to by March 18. Pruning 101 — Introduction to Backyard Fruit Tree Pruning: A hands-on workshop with fruit tree expert David Tracey, Saturday, Feb. 5, 10-11:30 a.m. at Queen Mary Community Garden, Keith Road and Mahon Avenue, North Vancouver. Fee: $5. Registration: 604-990-3755 Info: The West Vancouver Amateur Naturalists will visit Stanley

natural approach to gardening. — Terry Peters Park, Sunday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m. The plant regeneration that is underway following the massive windstorm a few years back will be looked at. There will also be a visit to Beaver Lake to check out aquatic plant species and seabirds. Wear suitable footwear, bring binoculars, water and snacks. Fee: $15. Info and meeting location: email Ian Rose at Club meets the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August), 7 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. They have demonstrations,

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Fence serves to unify From page 13

of a garden that I recently built for a client, we built new planting beds, paving stone patios, a pond and a new fence. The garden was located next to a public thoroughfare and each day there would be a constant parade of neighbours and area residents walking by as we worked. Many people stopped to talk to us and see what was going on and almost 90 per cent of the comments about our work centred on the fence. Comments like, “Wow that is a big beautiful fence.” and “I love the fence.” and “Nice job building the fence.” showed me that people have a love affair with fences. Perhaps it was the smell of fresh cedar that recalled hidden memories; as one lady told me the smell reminded her of working in her father’s cedar mill when she was young. Or maybe it was the colour of the new cedar gleaming against the grey winter skies that caught peoples’ eyes. Fences even bring out comments from the shyest people. For example, an elderly lady walked by our project every day and said

nothing until we were nearing completion, then one day she lifted her head slowly and looked at me and said, “Nice fence; too bad it doesn’t match the deck.” Then she walked on. Seems we had installed the lattice in a contrasting form to the deck’s lattice, which we rectified. Contrary to the belief that fences divide, they regularly bring people together by providing a neutral place to talk; like chatting over a short fence with the neighbour or “meet me by the fence” as is commonly said to friends. All of those ancient memories of fences of the past that are ingrained into our collective consciousness urge us to stake out our territory, to feel grounded and to make a place to call home. A fence, for better or worse, is the only method we currently understand that enables us to reassure our place in the world.

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Fruit Trees — Pruning for Maximum Fruit Production: A workshop with fruit management expert Kent Mullinix, Saturday, Feb. 12, 1-3:30 p.m. at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Fee: $5. Registration: 604-990-3755 Info:

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

The Vancouver Orchid Society Show and Sale will take place Saturday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Free. Info: Koichi at 604-261-0023 or

Family Programs at Bloedel Conservatory: In this guided program you will discover diverse tropical plant life and learn about the birds that call Bloedel home, Saturdays, Feb. 19 and March 26, 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. in Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver. Suitable for families with children ages five to 11. Admission: $20/$10 per family. Registration required: 604-7185898 or email familyprograms@ Info: — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your North Shore non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to

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THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities from various community organizations, made available through Volunteer North Shore, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society.

Income tax preparers: Volunteers who have experience with simple income tax returns are needed in March and April to prepare income tax for seniors at West Vancouver Se-

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Bus driver: A driver for seniors’ bus trips around the Lower Mainland is needed to assist active seniors in getting on and off the bus and drive them to local attractions. Trips are usually daytime weekdays. Big Sister: The Big Sisters Study Buddy Program offers Little Sisters the educational support they need by matching them in a one-to-one relationship with a volunteer tutor.

Study Buddies meet for one hour a week for a minimum of six months and work together to help the Little Sister improve her educational performance, which will contribute to her overall self-esteem. Recreation access: A volunteer is needed to work with people with disabilities. The position may involve working in a group situation or with an individual who requires assistance to access recreation facilities independently. If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-985-7138.

Artists Call: An inaugural annual North Shore Art Crawl is being organized for April 16 and 17 and artists and artisans are invited to open their studios to the public. If you wish to participate or assist in the planning, please contact Norman Vipond at 604-209-1197 or nvipond@ Raising a Chill Kid: Child and youth psychologist Dr. Carla Fry will talk about how to help children bounce back from stress and anxiety, Thursday, Feb. 3, 7-8 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Learn about how to spot stress and anxiety and resources to help kids. Free. Registration: 604-925-2225. Grand Boulevard Parent Participation Preschool will hold an open house, Saturday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-noon at 520 East 20th St., North Vancouver. Children can experience the play-based classroom. Learn how teach-

Capilano University Lecture Series: Independent documentary filmmaker Michelle Mason will address the question: Can documentary films save the world? Tuesday, Feb. 8, 7-8:45 p.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Free and no registration required. Info: www.capilanou. ca/universe. Digital Photography Classes: David Smith will teach the following classes at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver: Editing and Sharing Your Digital Images, Feb. 8 and 10, 7-9:30 p.m. Fee: $60. Registration: 604-925-7270. Info:

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 10-11:30 a.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Registration is not required. Info: Big Used Book Sale will take place Saturday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the North Shore Unitarian Church, 370 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. All are welcome to browse and buy. A Karaoke Competition will take place Saturday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m.-midnight at The Royal Canadian Legion #118, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Singles and groups are welcome to sing. The event will include door prizes and a live broadcast on YouTube. Free. Info: 604985-1115.

Spies, Lies and Mindgames: Cold War historian and professional mentalist Gerry Hennessey will give a free presentation about the involvement of psychics and magicians in major events throughout the last century, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 7-8:45 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-984-0186, ext. 8144. Preview video:

UnCut — The Love Cure: A North Shore, church The Restoration Project, will hold an open mic Valentine’s event to help raise money for Freedom Stones, an organization which works to end human trafficking, Saturday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. at The Summit, 1095 Churchill Cres., North Vancouver. There will be a selection of music and spoken word performances as well as a love-themed photo booth and Mediterranean tapas. Artisan made jewelry from Freedom Stones will be sold at the event. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

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Think outside the (toy) box DO you have a toy box in your house?

Except when you clean up a room or you get your kids to do a toy pickup, is it ever full? Or, is it mainly empty, with stuff strewn hither and yon around the box? The advantage of a toy box is that you can toss everything into the box, close the lid and the room looks tidy. Problem Parenting Today is that it’s impossible for your Kathy Lynn child to find anything in it. Five-year-old Isabella heads into the family room planning to play house. She goes to the toy box and stares in but can’t see anything but a jumble of toys. So, she starts taking out toys one at a time, tossing them out of the way until she finds what she’s looking for. There has to be a better way. Go into any preschool or daycare and one thing you will notice is the absence of big boxes. Hmmm, maybe they know something we need to learn. The trick is to use shelves, cubbyholes and containers. Shelves are wonderful because Isabella can see everything in one look and she can just grab what she wants for her planned game. Shelves also grow with kids, from lots of stuffed animals, to toys and games, through electronic gadgets to high school and university textbooks. Shelves work at all levels. The only downside is that some kids love to climb up the shelves so you need to ensure that the shelf is securely fixed to the wall and can’t topple forward. Containers of all sorts are popular with kids and can be placed on the shelves. Large coffee cans, ice cream containers, plastic or cardboard boxes or the inexpensive plastic stackers from the dollar store are all good bets for storing kids’ stuff. You might want to cover or paint the boxes or let the kids draw on them with pictures of what is stored inside. If you have more than one child sharing the shelves you may want to colour code for toys that belong to Isabella, to her brother Brandon and a third for things they share. Laundry baskets are great for bringing toys from the shelf to wherever they are going to be playing. Whether they are heading to the living room or back deck, they can easily carry the basket and at the end of the day put everything in and carry it to the shelves to be put away.

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USE different shelves, cubbyholes and containers to keep toys and clothing easily accessible without creating a giant mess. Be creative. One child had a large collection of Lego. Even having a container created a problem because the different size pieces would get all jumbled together. His dad found a fishing tackle box. It was perfect. It was big enough for all the blocks with sections to hold different size and shapes of blocks. Another trick is to use individual plastic bags for puzzle pieces or board game parts. Take a look at your kids’ stuff and then let your imagine run wild as you think about how all the different toys and things might be stored more creatively. This strategy also works with kids’ clothing. Most parents tell me that it drives them nuts that their kids will hang up their coat at daycare but at home the coats lie in a jumble at the back door. Take a look; where are the kids supposed to hang their coats? Are the hooks low enough for them to reach? What about having containers for hats, scarves and mitts? Are there rubber mats designed to hold their boots so they know exactly where to put them? And finally, do you remember to hang up your coat and put away your gloves and boots? 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

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 1:00 to 3:00pm Silver Harbour Seniors’ Centre (144 22nd Street East, North Vancouver)

Re-ignite the spirit....... Artist Talk Sat, Feb 5, 1-3pm CityScape Community Art Space 335 Lonsdale Avenue, NV Philosphers’ Café What is Community? Wed, Feb 16, 7pm Lynn Valley Main Library

Community Campfire Sat, Feb 19, 6-9pm Ship Builders Square foot of Lonsdale

This workshop is presented by JoAnn Perry, PhD, professor emeriti from the School of Nursing at UBC. Her research and practice focus on family caregiving and dementia, as well as communicating with someone with dementia. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact Kendra at 604-985-7138, Ext. 106 or by email at

The Supporting Caregivers Across the Lifespan Project is funded by The Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program.



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PARENTING kids’ stuff

Teen Movie Night: A free screening of the movie Easy A, for ages 13 and up, Monday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7408 or www. Super Song Extravaganza: Two hundred kids from seven North and West Vancouver schools will perform songs they wrote with children’s entertainer Lowry Olafson

during a school program, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. at Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Admission: $10/$6. Tickets: www. or 604984-4484. Red Cedar Book Club meets twice per month on Fridays from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Book titles nominated for the 2010/2011 Red Cedar book awards will be discussed. There will also be snacks and activities. The next meeting will be Feb. 11. Will Stroet Live: Children’s musician Will Stroet will perform tunes for the whole family from his new album, Saturday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Free. Info: 604-925-7408 or

Read and Succeed — For Chinese Speaking Immigrant Families: An eight week program to support new English language learners, Thursdays, Feb. 17-April 21, (no sessions during spring break) 3:30-5 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Children ages six to nine will develop their vocabulary and fluency with stories, games and songs. Meanwhile, parents will be provided with information about methodologies used in the Canadian school system. Free. Registration required for both the parent and child: 604-925-7408. Info: www. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@ For our online listings, go to, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.

Young artist of the week

Karli Winkler, 6, Capilano elementary Art teacher: Liz Scharnagl Favourite art: portraits Favourite artist: Leonardo da Vinci Her teacher writes: Karli is a talented young artist. She often chooses to draw in her spare time. Karli carefully makes artistic choices and considers shapes and balance in creating detailed, unified artworks.

Ready, Set, Learn Free events for three-year-olds

In partnership with the Ministry of Education, the North Vancouver School District is pleased to welcome young children and their caregivers to our schools. You are invited with your three-year-old to explore early learning in your neighbourhood school and receive an information package with a science discovery activity and a gift book.

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STIR-FRY for a tasty celebration See story PAGE 20


Taking a bite out of Big White

A Taste of Tuscany at Cibo Trattoria: Executive chef Neil Taylor has created a threecourse menu that will transport guests to Italy, until Feb. 6. Cost: $35; 900 Seymour St., Vancouver. Info: 604-6029570 or www.cibotrattoira. com.

Deana Lancaster

IF you can’t beat winter by winging off somewhere warm, now is the perfect time to join it.

Take some long walks in the snow, go skating on a frozen pond and follow up all the outdoor fun with rib-sticking meals and bold winter wine picks. Only problem is, around these parts you’re more likely to be slogging through a muddy trail or swimming at a local rec centre than frolicking in the white stuff. Looking to make the most of winter, I packed up my family last week and headed east, to Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna. There, we skied and rode, skated, tubed and snow-mobiled and, of course, we ate. Luckily for a family that loves good food the way we do, the resort has no shortage of tasty eats, and I’m not talking about your standard alpine cafeteria, either (although Big White has those, too). Because the village is located mid-mountain, skiers and boarders have the option of fueling up at several cute and cosy restaurants when hunger strikes. The Market Deli and Bistro is just one option. An offshoot of the resort’s main grocery and liquor store, the comfortable, 60-seat deli dishes up eggs benny and omelettes before the lifts open and is just the spot to peel off frosty layers and refuel mid-day. We stopped in for golden-fried fish and chips, battered up and served with a heap of crunchy

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REFUEL after a spin on Big White’s outdoor skating rink with a fresh-from-theoven Belgian waffle. fries, and a tasty red curry bowl, loaded with crisp veggies, creamy rice and lightly spiced coconut curry sauce. Gigi’s is next door. A sleek bistro with low-slung couches and tables in the lounge, it’s still appropriate to clatter to your table in ski and snowboard boots for lunch. We dug into a daily special of warm Minestrone soup, cheesy paninis and fresh greens, all paired with refreshing beer and cider to ready us for our afternoon runs. Underground Pizza, in the basement of the Village Centre Mall, delivers handmade pizzas to the ski-in and ski-out chalets and condos that lace the resort. Our Pepperoni (self-explanatory, I think) and the Supreme, loaded with pepperoni, bacon, mushrooms, onion, tomato, peppers and olives, both came on a dense and chewy crust and were the ideal accompaniment for après activities: hot-tubbing and wine slurping. Snowshoe Sam’s is home to the can’t-miss Gun Barrel Coffee Show: brandy, crème de cacao, coffee and whipped cream finished with flaming brandy poured down the barrel of a shotgun.

And for the younger set or those with a sweet tooth, Sk8ters — next to the skating rink, natch — offers delights that are equally thrilling: freshfrom-the-oven Belgian waffles piled sky-high with whipped cream and strawberries, cinnamon and apples, chocolate sauce and more. But perhaps most impressive during our stay was the Kettle Valley Steakhouse, located upstairs in the Happy Valley Lodge. The restaurant makes the most of its Okanagan location, with a killer wine list that emphasizes bottles from around the valley. “It’s a work in progress,” says Big White food and beverage manager Trevor Hanna, who is working his first season at the resort after a hectic year as accommodations manager during the 2010 Olympics. He spent the fall tasting his way around the region’s wineries, making selections for the list and building relationships with winery principals. His work is paying off: this winter, many of them are visiting the resort to appear at winemaker’s dinners and tasting events. Our own five-course Sommelier Series menu was an

amazing exploration of flavours and pairings, focused on several of Mission Hill’s best bottles. Sablefish — poached in lemon rather than smoked as usual — was plated with a tastebud boggling salad of sage, pineapple and pea shoots and paired with the crisp, polished 2007 Mission Hill SLC Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. A tender venison rouladen was matched with the beautifully silky and plumflavoured 2007 Quatrain (a blend of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon); while a juicy, maple-smoked elk tenderloin, encircled by wild mushroom gnocchi and crisp vegetables, stood up well to Mission Hill’s Cabernet-inspired blend, the 2007 Compendium. We finished with the most fascinating match: the winery’s Bordeaux-style blend, the 2006 Oculus, with a bitter chocolate tart, drizzled in caramel and generously dusted with black sea salt. It worked surprisingly well, the bittersweet chocolate and vanilla flavours of the wine echoing those in the tart. Find out more about the resort, and what you can eat there, at

Welcoming the Year of the Rabbit

Angela Shellard

Contributing Writer

FEB. 3 ushers in the Year of the Rabbit, the fourth sign in the 12-year Chinese zodiac. According to Chinese tradition, the Rabbit signifies a year of peace and diplomacy — a time to catch your breath and calm your nerves. Famous Rabbits include Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet, Cary Grant, John Cleese, Sting and Tina Turner. To celebrate the coming of the

Rabbit, try making some Chinese restaurant favourites at home. While these recipes in no way attempt to represent authentic cuisine, they taste great and capture the flavours we associate with Chinese cooking. The traditional accompaniment to a Chinese meal is steamed white rice. I know many people have difficulty cooking consistently fluffy rice, so why not avoid the hassle and buy a carton from your local Chinese restaurant? You can reheat it in the microwave: place the rice in a shallow microwavable bowl, cover with plastic

wrap with a small slit poked in it to release steam, reheat on full power for a minute or two. Gung hay fat choy!

Shrimp Egg Foo Young Next time, try substituting fresh crabmeat or sautéed mushrooms for the shrimp in this recipe. 1 tsp peanut or canola oil 1 cup packaged coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots) ½ cup finely chopped celery 1 cup fresh bean sprouts

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 is offered Sundays though Thursdays until Feb. 10. Bishop’s is at 2183 West Fourth Ave., Vancouver. Info: 604-738-2025 or www. Be a Celebrity Chef for Your Valentine: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver executive chef Robert LeCrom will hold a cooking class on how to prepare a romantic four-course Valentine’s dinner for two, Thursday, Feb. 10. Apron, recipes, tips, ingredients and wine will be yours to take home to prepare dinner for the special day. Cost: $500. Info: hvc/celebritychef. Register by Monday, Feb. 7 at 604662-1900 or email richenette. Couples Only Valentine Aphrodisiac Cooking Class: Pan Pacific chef Daryle Nagata and herbalist Elaine Stevens join cooking instructor Maureen Goulet for a fun and educational cooking class at Y Franks store, 503 15th St., West Vancouver, Feb. 10, 6:45-10 p.m. Cost: $150 per couple. Info: www. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

4 large eggs ½ tsp Asian sesame oil ½ cup fresh baby shrimp 4 green onions, finely chopped ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper Sauce: 1 tsp cornstarch ½ cup low-sodium beef broth 1 tbsp soy sauce Heat the oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the coleslaw mix and celery; stir-fry to soften slightly, about one minute. Add the bean sprouts and stir-fry just until sprouts wilt. Transfer to a plate to cool. See Lettuce page 20

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Beat the eggs and sesame oil in a medium bowl; add the shrimp, green onions and pepper, then add the cooled vegetable mixture, stirring until well combined. Spray the skillet with nonstick spray and return to medium-high heat. Pour in about ½ cup of the egg mixture, swirling the pan

to distribute the vegetables evenly. Cook until lightly browned and nearly set on the bottom, about two minutes, shaking the pan to prevent sticking. Flip with a nonstick spatula and cook until the bottom is just golden, about one minute more. (Don’t overcook — patties should still be moist and soft, not dry). Slide the patty on to a serving plate and keep warm.





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Spray the skillet with nonstick spray again and repeat the process with the remaining egg mixture to make four patties. Drizzle sauce over patties and serve at once. Sauce: In a small saucepan, stir cornstarch into cold broth; add soy sauce. Bring to a boil and boil for about one minute, until the sauce is thickened. If sauce is too thick (it should have the consistency of gravy) add a bit more broth. Makes approximately four servings, 165 calories per serving.

Hoisin Lettuce Wraps Buy the largest iceberg lettuce you can find to get nice leaves to use as wrappers. Sauce: 2 tbsp hoisin sauce 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 tsp minced garlic 1½ tsp minced fresh ginger 1 tsp Asian sesame oil Filling: 12 oz lean ground beef 1 tsp vegetable oil 1 ⁄3 cup finely chopped carrots ¾ cup finely chopped red or green bell pepper ¾ cup finely chopped mushrooms ¼ cup finely chopped celery 2 green onions, chopped 2 tbsp hoisin sauce 1 tbsp water 8 large iceberg lettuce leaves In a small bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients and set aside. In a nonstick skillet

sprayed with vegetable spray, cook the beef over medium heat for five minutes or until browned. Remove from skillet and drain any excess liquid. In the same skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add the carrots and cook for three minutes; add red pepper, mushrooms and celery and cook for three minutes more or until softened. Return the beef to the pan along with green onions. Stir the sauce mixture; add to pan and cook mixture for another two minutes. Combine the hoisin sauce and water in a small bowl. Divide the stir-fried beef among the lettuce leaves and drizzle with hoisin mixture; roll lettuce around beef. Makes four servings, approx. 260 calories per serving.

Tomato Beef Stir Fry 1 lb flank steak, sliced across the grain into thin strips 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, very thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger 3 plum tomatoes, sliced lengthwise, seeds removed 3 green onions, chopped Sauce: 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp rice vinegar 2 tbsp oyster sauce 2 tsp granulated sugar ½ cup low-sodium beef broth 1 tsp cornstarch ¼ tsp freshly ground black

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USHER in the Year of the Rabbit with a tangy Tomato Beef Stir Fry. pepper Sauce: Whisk together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. In a large, deep skillet, heat one tablespoon of the oil over high heat; stir-fry the beef in two batches until browned but still pink inside. Remove from skillet and set aside. Reduce heat to medium; add the remaining oil to the pan and stir-fry the sliced onion, garlic and ginger until

onion is softened, about two minutes. Stir sauce mixture; pour into pan and simmer until sauce thickens, about two minutes. (If sauce is too thick stir in a bit more beef broth.) Return the beef mixture and any accumulated juices to the pan; stir in tomatoes and green onions and heat through. Serve with steamed rice. Makes four servings, approximately 250 calories per serving (without rice).

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what’s going on

The Ambleside Orchestra of West Vancouver rehearses Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. in the Community Music Hall at West Vancouver Community Centre. All strings welcome. Info: David, 604-922-1035. Caroun Photo Club: Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Visitors are welcome. Info: Dare to be Heard, presented by the North Shore Writers Association, meets the first Wednesday of every month, 79 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The association invites writers of all genres, fiction and non-fiction, to read their work in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and to listen to other writers share their work and talk about the writing process. Readers are invited to attend to get to know established and new local writers. Free for members and non-members by donation. Deep Cove Ladies’ Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and last Wednesday of each month at Lions Garey Ham Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Sally Scott, 604-924-1923. The Dutch Koffieclub meets the third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon at the

food court, Park Royal, south mall, West Vancouver. Meet new people and keep up your Dutch language or improve it. Used Dutch magazines and books will be available. Info: Henk, 604-987-4978 or Nel, 604-987-6879.

Singing for Fun by the Sea: The first and third Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. A sing-along of well known songs with lyrics provided. Info: 604-922-0264.

Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Club: Experienced classes every Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollyburn Elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Simon, 604-925-9333.

Soroptimist International of North and West Vancouver, a volunteer service organization for business and professional women, meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September to June, 7 p.m. Info and location: 604-980-0108 or sinorth.westvancouver@ Guests are welcome.

International Training in Communication: Learn to speak with confidence and poise on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. at Cheers Restaurant, 125 East Second St., North Vancouver. Info: Doris Dungey at 604-926-3954. North Shore Chamber Orchestra meets Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Sutherland Secondary, 1860 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver and is looking for new string players. Info: or 604988-6652. North Shore Chorus meets Wednesdays, 7:15-9:45 p.m. at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: 604985-2559, or NorthVancouverNewcomers’ Club welcomes singles and couples who are new to the community or have experienced change of status and are looking for a new social group with meetings the first Wednesday of the month as well as a variety of activities throughout the month. Info and details: Diane, 604-971-1361. reVive Vocal Ensemble is expanding and inviting young women, 19 years and over, to join their group, which rehearses Wednesdays, 6:45-9 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. Info: Tiffany, 604-813-8433 or


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SpeakerHub Toastmasters meets every Wednesday, 5:457:15 p.m. in the Education Centre at 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Guests are welcome. Info: Gordon at 604-986-3179 or gbl@ Weavers Square Dance Club: Plus Dancing every Wednesday, 7:30-10 p.m. at St. Martin’s Church Hall, 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. For more information call Carole at 604-987-6115.

Bingo: Every Thursday, 6-10 p.m. at the North Shore Alano Club, 176 East Second St., North Vancouver. Info: 604987-4141. Canadian Federation of University Women: The North Vancouver chapter of this national organization committed to improving women’s status and human rights meets on the second Thursday of every month, September to May, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-1274 or Community Lunch: Come and enjoy lunch with other people in the neighbourhood, Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. Hosted by the Sharing Abundance Association at St.Andrew’s United Church,

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Key benefit

VLADA Mars, on behalf of the Piano Teachers Federation, rehearses for her upcoming recital Going Places, Saturday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m. at the Vancouver Masonic Centre, 1495 West Eighth St., Vancouver. For tickets, $20/$15/$10, call 778-554-6277 or go to Proceeds will benefit Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. 1044 St. Georges. Free, but donations are gratefully or 604-985-0709. Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12:30-3 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. For more information, call 604987-7529.


Canon T2i 18MP DSLR Camera 10139993 On the January 28 flyer, page 12, be advised that this camera is advertised with an incorrect price. The right price should be $849.99, Save $50. Also, please note that this product is limited in quantities, with no rainchecks. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

Cool North Shore Drinks: Monthly gatherings with interesting, edgy and engaging dialogue about sustainability issues every third Thursday (except June, July and August). Hosted by Legacy North Shore Society. Info: Dads’ Parenting: Westcoast Family Resources Society offers a free group on Thursdays, 6-

8 p.m. Call Stephen at 604417-3407 for information and venue. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@ For our online listings, go to, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.

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Finance Committee - 2011 Financial Plan


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Presentations will include program cost details on the Purchasing & Risk Management function, and the John Braithwaite Community Centre - Social Programs area. In addition, there will be an update on the 2011 Operating Budget.

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A24 - North Shore News - Wednesday, February 2, 2011

West Van students build school in Kenya

Teens spent 10 days doing hard labour and bonding with locals Manisha Krishnan

A group of West Vancouver secondary students have taken their philanthropic aspirations overseas, to the heart of the cause they’re working for. Grade 11 and 12 students from the school recently returned from a 10-day trip to Kenya where they helped construct a school that they raised money to build while at home. The project started in 2009 after We Day — an event created by the non-profit organization Free the Children that uses speeches and performances to encourage students at schools across Canada to make a difference. After the event, a group of students met with Craig Keilburger, founder of Free the Children, and decided on their goal — raise money to build a primary school in Kenya. They followed up with a fundraiser at Hollyburn Country Club that raised $8,500 last June. “After we fundraised for the school we decided it’d be neat to actually travel to Kenya and build the school,” says Mariam Pirbhai, a computers and business teacher who accompanied the kids on their trip. The group of 13 students and two teachers stayed in the village of Salabwek for 10 days in December at a mobile camp

made up of canvas tents, and portable showers and toilets. “We were very close to the school site, where they built the school,” says Joanne Pohn, IB co-ordinator for the school and fellow teacher chaperone on the trip. The group spent a day and a half breaking rocks and mixed concrete used to pour the floor. Then they built the walls of the school. But perhaps the most important part of the experience was bonding with the kids over there. “It was really incredible seeing the different culture and everything and seeing how it contrasted with the culture over here. Seeing the little kids and playing with them,” says Alexandra Neijens, a senior at the school. “I kind of felt empowered because I hadn’t really done anything like that before so it was really neat to see that it was actually going to be a classroom that was going to be used and . . . we got to see the actual kids who were going to be in those classrooms,” adds Courtney Hicks, a Grade 11 student. “The first day on the school site they actually did a little welcome ceremony with some of the older students, they sang for us and so that was a really amazing, beautiful experience.” The school was set to open on Jan. 17. Since returning home, the students started Club Salabwek — named for the village they

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ABOVE: West Vancouver secondary students Alexandra Neijens, Chloe Kim and Adrea Donaldson bond with the children in Salabwek, a village in Kenya where they helped build a school. Below: Mackenzie Stewart pushes a wheelbarrow filled with building materials for the school. visited. They’re working on raising funds to start a scholarship program that will allow the primary students to move on to high school. “They’ve got a slide show with pictures and they’ve got some activities, they’re working on putting that together to raise awareness and also to fundraise,” says Pirbhai. They’re also happy to speak about their experiences at other schools. For more information contact Mariam Pirbhai at or Joanne Pohn at jpohn@sd45.


“Highways Closing and Disposition Bylaw, 2011, No. 8139”

(Closing and removal of highway dedication and disposition of a portion of Gostick Place and a portion of Bewicke Avenue) TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Section 40 of the Community Charter, the Council of The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver at the Council meeting of February 7, 2011 intends to adopt Bylaw No. 8139, to: 1)

All portions of road (Gostick Place) dedicated by the deposit of Plan 16779 and lying adjacent to Lot J, Plan 16779, all of District Lot 2654, Group One, New Westminster District, which said portions contain 234 square metres as shown on Reference Plan prepared by Hobbs, Winter & MacDonald, British Columbia Land Surveyors, and dated the 10th day of November, 2010, is hereby stopped up and closed.


All portions of road (Bewicke Avenue) legally described as that part of the bed and foreshore of Burrard Inlet lying in front of Bewicke Avenue, District Lot 265, Plan 4690, Group One, New Westminster District Part (except) in Plan 16779, which said portions contain 82.2 square metres as shown on Reference Plan prepared by Hobbs, Winter & MacDonald, British Columbia Land Surveyors, and dated the 10th day of November, 2010, is hereby removed.

FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Sections 26(1) and 26(3) of the Community Charter, the Council of The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver at the Council meeting of February 7, 2011 intends to adopt Bylaw No. 8139 and: 3)

the portions of closed roads described in Sections 1 and 2 will be disposed by the City of North Vancouver pursuant to Section 26(3) of the Community Charter to Global Relay Harbourside Inc., the owner of Lot J, Plan 16779, all of District Lot 2654, Group One, New Westminster District (Adjacent Land). The closed road portions will be consolidated with the Adjacent Land to create a parcel shown hatched on the sketch. All survey, advertising and registration costs to close the roads and to consolidate the parcels will be borne by The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver. The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver will receive from Global Relay Harbourside Inc., in exchange for and as a consideration for disposition of the closed roads the lands containing 227.1 square metres as shown cross-hatched on the sketch.

Bylaw No. 8139 may be inspected at the City Clerk’s Department, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays. Those persons who consider they are affected by the bylaw will be allowed to make representations to Council at the meeting of February 7, 2011. If you wish to review the report online please go to Hearings. Please direct inquiries regarding the proposed Bylaw No. 8139 to Don Sigston, Deputy Director, Corporate Services, at 604.983.7307 or 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604-985-7761 | Fax: 604-985-9417

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Cap women lead league Benjamin Alldritt

IT’S common practice for sports teams to study some video before heading into a tough contest, looking for some aspect of their opponents’ game they can turn to their advantage.

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But before the Capilano Blues women’s basketball team took to the court against the Vancouver Island University Mariners, their top-of-thetable rivals, the Blues watched some tape of their own. Forward Jenna Ralston put together a motivational video and screened it before the twogame home series that put the league lead in play. “It had an Al Pacino speech, clips from Miracle and pictures of our team so I think that helped and our team just kind of came together,” Ralston said. It’s possible the Blues were still daydreaming after the tipoff, with the 11-1 Mariners storming out to a 7-0 lead in the first minutes. Blues coach Paul Chiarenza called an early timeout to settle his squad. “I was pretty irate, more than I usually am,” he said. “Oddly enough I’m relatively See Blues page 26

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IT was a disastrous weekend for North Vancouver skier Manuel Osborne-Paradis.

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JENNA Ralston heads up the court during the Capilano Blues’ double-header wins against the Vancouver Island University Mariners this past weekend.



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The 26-year-old Olympian caught an edge and lost control about two-thirds down the run while racing on the Verte course in Chamonix, France. He fell backwards and flew for several metres before careening into the course’s safety netting at 120 kilometres per hour. Osborne-Paradis suffered a broken left leg, tore his ACL and picked up some bruised ribs in the bargain. “Soon as I took off backwards, I was like ‘Oh man, I’m going to wake up somewhere and not remember anything,’” Osborne-Paradis told reporters from a Geneva hospital, where he was airlifted following the crash. “I knew I was having a great run. I was on the line I See Sense page 26

APPOINTMENT NOTICE Craig Barnard, Senior Vice President, Postmedia Community Publishing Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marlyn Graziano to the position of publisher of the Surrey Now. Marlyn is a former editor of the Now. She left the paper in 2000 and took on the corporate role of editorial director for the Community Publishing Group. She will retain that role going forward. Prior to joining the Now, Marlyn was reporter and editor at the South Delta Today, North Delta Optimist and White Rock-South Surrey Sounder. Throughout her career she has reported on municipal affairs and education in Surrey, White Rock and Delta, and is looking forward to renewing acquaintances in all three communities.


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SPORT Blues men still struggling, sit fourth in BCCAA

Sense of humour undamaged in crash

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calm in the timeouts, but I wanted them to understand what was at stake. This weekend allowed us to control our own destiny the rest of the way and that’s such an important part of being in this league, so I think they just needed some perspective.” Point guard Leeza Tengco got the message and drained a quick three. The home side rolled on to a 72-54 win Friday. The following day, Capilano continued to get the job done from distance. Ralston proved she’s good at all kind of shooting, with camera or not, and drained six of 11 attempts from outside the arc, after a five-for-14 three-point performance on Friday. “VIU is so big and they’re very talented defensively and they like to clog the middle up and not give you much in the paint,” says Chiarenza. “That style they play allows you to get some more looks from outside and most nights that’s good for them, but we shot the ball extremely well.” An 83-75 victory on Saturday vaulted the Blues over the Mariners for the lead

wanted to be on, I was doing everything I wanted to do correctly. Sometimes you catch an edge. It’s the name of the game.” The 26-year-old was only four hundredths of a second off the leading time, but will now have to sit out the rest of the World Cup season. He admitted that he initially thought he would walk away from the spectacular bail. “But you get the doctors involved and next thing you know I’ve got a broken leg and a blown ACL,” he quipped. “It’s probably a good thing I wasn’t assessing myself. “It’s been lingering in the back of my head for a while, just knowing that I have gone this long without an injury. It was kind of like, ‘What does it feel like?’ Everybody else has experienced it — it was kind of the unknown of not having one. “So now I get to be as fortunate as everybody else, I guess. That is definitely the fastest I’ve gone through some netting before. It hurt a lot, my ribs are sore and I’m having a hard time breathing right now, but all in all, I’m

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Throwdown showdown

FRANZISKA Paul of Argyle secondary locks up with STA’s Marijka Overes during the North Shore High School wrestling championships at Balmoral Jan. 11. For more pictures and video, visit in the B.C. College Athletic Association standings. The men’s side wasn’t as fortunate. Looking for an answer after two losses to the UNBC Timberwolves, the Blues came up snake eyes with another pair of losses, 66-53 and 85-54. Windsor grad Michael Steele had a double-double game on Friday with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Argyle

alumnus Michael Zayonc put up 25 points and 15 rebounds on Saturday. Handsworth’s Sean Ashkenazy contested the Friday game but sat on Saturday with a rib injury, the latest in a litany of boo-boos for the Blues men. “We struggled to score all weekend, but the Friday night game we actually played defense for a full 40 minutes and we held a very good team


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to (66 points) and that was our goal,” says coach Jordan Yu. “(Saturday) was different in that we let our offense affect our defense and we made very poor decisions in the offensive end. We turned the ball over a lot and it led to easy transition hoops for them.” The Blues men are fourth in BCCAA, 9-4 on the season so far, and host the Douglas Royals on Friday.

still alive I guess.” Osborne-Paradis’ accident comes as yet another blow to a Canadian ski team plagued by injuries. Fellow North Vancouverite Robbie Dixon had to put his World Cup campaign on hold after suffering a concussion in Bormio, Italy on Dec. 29. Five other downhillers have been knocked out with injuries this season. Ski cross racer and Olympic gold medallist Ashleigh McIvor also saw her season end last week after tearing her ACL in training for the X Games. Osborne-Paradis will return to Canada for surgery on his knee once the swelling has subsided. Meanwhile the famously unflappable Manny is proving that his funny bone remains very much intact. “There’s no point getting down on it,” he said. “There’s a lot of other things in life I can enjoy now that I’m not going to ski for the next little while. It’s a liability from the business. It just is what it is. “Just because I blew my knee and broke my leg today, it doesn’t really mean it wasn’t all that good of a day. . . the doctor brought me a pizza, I got a free helicopter ride.”

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BAKER, Suzanne ‘Lillian’ ‘Diamond Lil’ Oct. 25, 1955 - Jan. 28, 2011 It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Suzanne ‘Lillian’ Baker. We will mostly remember her for her remarkable sense of humour. She loved and shared many memories of her walks in North and West Vancouver Parks and Water Fronts. She dearly loved her time in Chiba Garden located in North Vancouver’s Water Front Park. Lillian will be dearly missed by her husband Serge Joseph Andre Rose; daughter Angela-Lynn Baker (Denny); son Jeremy John Andrew Baker; sisters Mary-Anne Louise Baker, Sheila Elaine Baker (Brad), Vanessa Gay Baker (Alan), Mamie ‘Vivian’ Baker, Teresa Lynn Harry (Art), Evelyn Trina Baker (Van), Florence Elisa Baker (Albert); and brothers Lloyd Daniel Baker and Morris Van Baker. A prayer service will be held on February 2, 2011 (Wednesday) at 7:00 pm and a funeral service February 3, 2011 (Thursday) at 10:00 am, both at St. Paul’s Indian Catholic Church, 424 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC.

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Any Size Mattress $99, Headboards $50,NiteHeadboard, Tables $50, INCLUDES... Mattress Set, Bedframe, Dressers $100,Sofa $200, Banquet Chairs Night Tables, Armoire,Beds Mirror, Sofabed, Coffee$15, Table, LampsTable, $20, TV’s $30, Table Armoires $100, Drapes Lamp Dining and Chairs for $30 two, Mini-bars $40 ...and much more! Floor Lamp, Table Lamps, Art! 250 Terminal Ave @ Main St, Vancouver Visit ★Anizco★ Liquidators Hours: Mon to Fri 9-5 +Sat 10-2 Visit ★ANIZCO ★Liquidators 604-682-2528 250 Terminal Ave, Vancouver 604-682-2528 Hours: Mon-Fri: 9-5, Sat: 10-2

CHILDREN Childcare Wanted

P/T LIVE-OUT nanny for 1 yr old twin boys. Tu/Th/alt Fr. Start April Hamilton Area. 604-971-1223.


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



CHAISE LONGUE & Ottoman, (tan), brand new, $500 obo. Call for details.. 604-986-6248

Daycare Centres

Licensed Group Daycare 20 years experience 12 mos - 5 yrs. ★604-929-5799★

On Top of Spaghetti ... Always in the top ten on lists of kid’s favourite foods, it’s time to update your family’s meatball recipe into a leaner, healthier variety. Good on top of pasta, in sandwiches or on their own.

HEALTHY MEATBALLS Ingredients: 1lb extra lean ground beef, chicken or turkey, 1 egg, 1/2 C rolled oats, 1/4 C minced onion (or if your child doesn’t appreciate the texture of onions, substitute a teaspoon of onion powder), 2 cloves pressed garlic, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp basil, 1/4 tsp pepper. Procedure: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine all the ingredients until well mixed. Form into balls, about an inch and a half in diameter. Place in ungreased baking pan and bake for approximately 30-40 minutes until cooked through. Drain on paper towels and add to spaghetti sauce. Information provided by: North Shore Child Care Resource Program, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society: 604-985-7138



Lumber/Building Supplies

#1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse or storage building. 6 different colors available! 40 year warranty! FREE shipping for the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206 BUILDING SALE... “FINAL WEEK!” 25x30 $6200. 30x40 $9850. 32x60 $15,600. 32x80 $19,600. 35x60 $17,500. 40x70 $18,890. 40x100 $26,800. 46x140 $46,800. OTHERS. Doors optional. Pioneer MANUFACTURERS DIRECT 1-800-668-5422. STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Holding 2010 steel prices on many models/sizes. Ask about FREE DELIVERY! CALL FOR QUICK SALE QUOTE and FREE BROCHURE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170



27 INCH JVC TV & 21inch SONY TV both excellent working cond, with remotes. U PICK UP 604-929-4826 PIANO, VERY basic suitable for a beginner, free you p/u, 604-990-1572


Wanted to Buy

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. HAVANESE PUPS, CKC Reg. 1 female, 3 males, almost ready to go. choose now, 604-536-1817

KOMONDOR 8 wks, 2 males, low shed/low allergen, smart, loyal, loving. $1000. 604-857-4120



3 ORANGE tabby for sale, born Dec. 4th, ready to pick up Feb. 4th, $120, call 604-872-6025

LAB PUPPIES Choc Black & yellows, males & females, ready view parents $550. 604-701-1587

P/B LABS, non papered, family raised, vet checked, 1st shots, 604-795-7662 No Sunday calls

PEKINGESE PUP. Male, blond colour, very cute & smart, 2 ½ mos old, $500. 604-464-9485

- ROTTI/MASTIF/PITTY 7wks old Ready to go/no shots/ call after 6pm / 604-392-3392

SIBERIAN HUSKY Timberwolf pups, $900. 250-295-6280

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

BOSTON TERRIER Pups, CKC reg. vet checked, good pedigrees, nicely marked, To view: 604-406-2415 or 1-604-794-3786

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Business Services

GET RESULTS! Run a classified. Best value when you want to reach a large circulation. or 1-866-669-9222


Financial Services

$500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660


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Business Opps/ Franchises

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COLLECTOR LOOKING to buy: Pre 1960 metal tin toys, old militaria items, postcards, antique fire arms & related. Anything collectibles. 604-313-5479

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



EXC COND solid med/dark wood 42' round coffee table, adjustable height, $90 obo 604-512-5165







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Escort Services

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BOXER CKC reg’d purebred puppies ready Feb 14. Fawn, 3Male 1Female $1200 604-302-5052

4540 JACK RUSSELL pups smooth m/f, dewormed, 1 shots, tails docked, view parents, $450. 604-701-1587


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Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

1 Br, $845, corner unit, brick patio, now or Mar. 1st. heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg, no pets, 1 yr lease. 310 East 2nd, 604-904-0956 1 BR $968, Mar 1st, quiet bldg, sec prkg, 1 blk to Lonsdale. 140 West 17th. 990-8262/985-1658 1 Br corner, $860. Gated prkg. quiet, drapes no pets, heat incl. walk to seabus, 1 yr lease, 163 W 5th. 604-980-7501 1 BR fully renod, upper Lonsdale, view, large, $945 incl heat hw & cable, ns, np, now, 604-987-8807 1 BR, large. 16 & St. Georges, near hospital, incld heat & hw, no pets, $840. 778-889-4719 1 BR. large, $870. mountain view. Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802 1 BR VIEW f/p, d/w,secure u/g prkg, Lease. 2nd/Lonsdale, N/P, $1050. Feb 1st, 604-669-3950 1 BR, W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, avail now, refs req’d. 604-738-7430.. 960-0452


Spacious 2 BR with balconies, spectacular views, $1350, 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.


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

3 BR, garden apt. 2 bath, new flrs. Mt Seymour Park area, ns, np, kids ok, $1550, 604-987-7006

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Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

3 BR, Seymour Estates; Immac, Newly renod, 1.5 bath, insuite laundry, nr bus, rec centre & Cap U. $1750, Feb 15 604-328-7428

Bach $880, 1 BR $1095 Avail Now. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Ht & H/W incls.

326 WEST 1st St. 1 bdrm $865 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916

Call 604-986-3356

A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN.. in Lynn Valley, heat & hw incl’d, ug prkg, (3 mos free) some reno’d units, 1 br, $945... 2 br, 1 bath $1200.. 2 br, 2 bath, $1275... 3 br, 2 bath.. $1475, coin wd, quiet area, 1 cat ok, No dogs, ns, 604-980-9219 Beautiful Large Suites - 1 BR from $915, now or Mar 1. 2 BR $1320, now or Mar 1. $300 Movein Allowance 2 BR only. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-986-3866 LRG SPACIOUS 1-2 bdrm units avail heat/h/water incl, beautiful mtn view, indoor pool. D/Town bus @ front door. $975 - $1,350 To view call 604-830-7587

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


Apartments & Condos


WOODCROFT 1 BR new carpet, paint. incl all utils, prkg, security, gym + pool $945 604-813-7312

Delbrook Gardens 777 W. Queens Rd -2 BR $1540. Wkdays 604 990-2971 /Wkends 985-2876

LYNN VALLEY, updated 2 BR, d/w, cat ok, large patio $1200 604-925-8824

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Walking/Boarding biz for sale. $36k Great home based biz with freedom and fresh air! Well established & going strong. Low overhead, 40-60K/yr.

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 BDRM Upper Lonsdale. Incl. Heat, h/w. N/S. N/P. 1yr lease. $1150/mth. Avail Feb 1st. (604) 980-3889 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, approx 1100sf, Nr Cap Univ incld heat & hw, 1 prkg, Mar 1, ns, np, $1300, 604-921-4384 2 BR bright, hi-spd/cable, hardwood, ns, np, nr seabus, quiet bldg. $1300, 604-618-8338 2 BR, h/w flrs, Central Lonsdale. balcs, adult bldg, Mar 1. Incl heat/ h/w. $1125 Sivi, 604-990-4126 2 BR large 1st flr 10th/Lonsdale $1030incl heat/cable, ns, np, refs well kept quiet bldg. Feb 1, suit quiet tennant(s) 604-317-7425 2 BR, updated, Lower Lonsdale priv garden, hardwood, heat/hw, prkg, $1200 ns np 604-926-8425

Walking/Boarding biz for sale. $36k Great home based biz with freedom and fresh air! Well established & going strong. Low overhead, 40-60K/yr.


Houses - Sale


Real Estate

$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $99,900 597-8361 id4714 Maple Ridge spotless 947sf 1br condo above snrs cent 55+ $219,900 466-1882 id5262 Sry Sullivan Mews ground lvl 1200sf 2br 2ba tnhse, 55+complex $220K 834-6935 id5136 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $479,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Sry Bear Creek Park Reduced 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $279,900 597-0616 id5234 Sry Guildford Quiet 909sf top fl 2br condo, many updates, view, $172K 588-5592 id5305


Houses - Sale



2271 DUTHIE Ave. Sun, Feb 6th, 2 - 4pm. 7 BR, 3.5 baths. 2560 sf house. 66 x 121 sf lot. $868,000. Call Lilia at 604-219-2900.



CHILLIWACK well built spac 7 BR home, superb views, 1/3 acre, deck, w/shop, gar, $549,800. Mel Crocker, 604-726-6358 RE/MAX


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BUY THIS APT NOW, in a prime position in Lower Lonsdale. 2 Br, 2 Baths, In Suite wd, Gas fp, 6 Appls. Price $419,000 for 974sf. Phone: 604-988-6192


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ABBOTSFORD, 4 BR Rancher, 3 bath, completely updated, fin bsmnt, pool, deck. $499,800. Mel Crocker 604-726-6358 RE/MAX



LYNN VALLEY, updated large 3 BR, cat ok, $1375, March 1 604-925-8824

TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield Rd. NV 1 bdrm $935 No pets. Call 604-

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WOODCROFT- STUDIO PATIO, newer paint & carpet, rec facil, n/s prkg, n/p, $740 incl 778-865-7455

LYNN VALLEY. Lg.2bdrm brand new! insuite laund, n/s, n/pets, $1450, incl util, Call Ken 604-230-1377

990-2971 or Wkends 778-340-7406

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North Van Apt. Rentals


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Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals


Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals


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

1 BR condo mtn view, reno’d 2009, granite &ss appl, prkg, storage, walk to ocean, library&rec. $1295 Mar 1. 604-904-2304

PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bachelor, 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s Feb 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800


2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van 1 Br & 2 br Penthouse, ocean view, heated out door pool, cat OK, Senior discount. Close to Seniors Centre, Library, Shops, Seawall.



Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

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 DUCHESS 590 - 17th St 1 Br d/w, n/p, n/s. Avail Mar 1st. By appt. 604-922-8741

Park Royal Towers


Apartments & Condos West Van Apt. Rentals


WATERS EDGE luxury, 2 br, 2 full bath, 905sf, steps to Park Royal, bus, $2500. 604-812-7683

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.


Furnished Accommodation

3 BR, fully furn, equip kitchen, insuite w/d, $1650 incl util, cable, TV, phone. Feb 1. 604-990-9911

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, long term. 604-987-2691 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit

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

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

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. DLN 30309 WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 12 out of 15 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. $500 christmas cash extended. or 1-888-252-8235.



1998 EAGLE TALON ESI, 170k, 2.0 L, excellent condition, 5 spd, no accidents, silver exterior, grey interior. $3500. 604-763-3223


Luxury Cars

2001 JAGUAR S-Type 3.0, Auto, V6, Black on white, Perfect cond, $6,000. Tel: 778-322-3598

Houses - Rent

Find your perfect home at


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


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR Deep Cove priv, luxury, 6 appl, fp, patio, cbl/net, pkg, 600sf, ns, refs $1150. 604-929-4553

3 BR, 1 1/2 bath, newly renod, pool, Canyon Heights, hardwood, f/p, $2800. 604-904-2201

1 BR garden level, share wd, ns, np but must love them, $750 incld utils, Feb 16, 604-839-9062

3-4 BR. rec room, 2 bath, yard, fp, near Parkgate Mall, 5 appls, ns, np, Feb 1, $2000, 604-988-6572

1 BR ground level bsmt, yard, deck, all utils incl, wd, nr bus, all amen, $750, Now, 604-987-9175

BRITISH PROP. on Stevens Dr. 4 br 3 bath house, hardwood, fp, avail now, $3400, 604-715-2536

To place your ad call


DEEP COVE 604-929-5191 - n/s - 2 BR seaside cottage $2275 - 3 BR large lot, quiet area $2075

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, West Van, near bus/shops, sh’d W/D, NS/NP. Avail Mar 1. $950 - $1250/mo. 604-922-1466 2BDRM GARDEN level 1/2 house, new renos, own ldry, new appls. n/s, n/p, $1625 mth incl utils. 778-773-0569 2BR BSMT suite, FULL bath, $1100+util, updated, fenced yard, parking, storage, NS/NP Feb.1 604-904-1221


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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2000 FORD Explorer XLT, auto, sunroof, loaded, very good cond. $2900. 604-842-4825


Sports & Imports

2004 VOLVO XC70 2.5T AWD 100k kms, Exc cond. Dealer serviced. Alloys, Climate Control, Heated Memory Seats, Power s/r etc 604 506 2723.

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DELBROOK 5 BR 4 ba, 2 kitchen 4 f/p, hardwood, decks $3495 604-925-8824

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2004 Mercedes Benz E500 4 Matic Station Wagon, auto/ Tiptronic, AWD, pwr tailgate, sunroof, leather heated seats, local, only 77k & spotlessly kept. $25,850

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification Required Flexible Terms ABBOTSFORD - 3262 Clearbrook Road, 3 bedrooms with 2 bedroom legal suite. Only $1,751/m. Option Fee Required (604) 626-9647 (604) 657-9422

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


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DOLLARTON - 350 Roslyn Blvd, 3 br+den in bsmt, VIEW! 5 appls, $1920+utils. 604-929-1723

2006 Jaguary XJ8 4dr, luxury sedan, auto, local, sunroof, only 26k, virtually as new. $28,850

Wed to Sat 9am - 5pm

• 6-year / 120,000km transferable Powertrain warranty coverage, with options to upgrade to comprehensive extended warranty.



2 BR upstairs + 1 br in finished bsmt, reno’d, 2 baths, no pets, suit family. 605 E 7th, N. Van. Feb 15 or 30. Open By appt. only.. 604-987-1205.


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

9155 VERY CLEAN, one owner, 110,000km AC, PS, PB, good tires, new trans. 604-802-2344

HOST FAMILY wanted. Please call us at 604-688-1928 or email:

AMBLESIDE CHARACTER updated, 3 br 3 ba, hardwood $3000 604-925-8824



1 BR ste 2 rooms, priv ent, full bath, fridge, ldry, priv home, prkg, ns, np, $625.Now 604-813-7312

Completely Renovated

1 & 2 Bdrm Suites


2002 Jaguar “X Type” 2.5 All Wheel Drive 4dr Sedan, auto, local, leather, sunroof, heated seats, only 49K, spotlessly kept. $13,850 1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 AWD SUV auto, local, sunroof, only 168k, extremely well kept. $10,850

Serving the North Shore for over 30 years!

• Trades Welcome • Leasing & Finance Available • Select Import Purchases • Open Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm

843 West 1st St. N. Van



Office/Retail Rent

Newish Feel Strip Mall 2 private offices plus big showroom 2 pkg a/c 960’ One block Fell & Marine 104-814 W. 15th $1995 Royal LePage 604-657-4508 OFFICE FOR LEASE Avail now Furn, for 1 person. $455/mo, 604-986-1500 OFFICE SPACE in North Vancouver post office for rent, suitable for tax preparer, etc. if interested call 778-999-5499


Shared Accommodation


North Vancouver

1 BR in 2 br suite, avail immed, all incls, Deep Cove, wd, dw, ns, Tina 604-929-7279 1 BR IN spacious home for n/s female. Furn or unfurn, internet, w/d, $495 incl. 604-980-2106 1 BR large with ensuite, no pet, ns, no parties, nr Lonsdale & LGH $650 incl, immed 604-990-4257


office/retail suites & partial houses




shared accommodation

To advertise in Rentals call 604-630-3300

GIVE YOUR FAMILY THE BEST! 3 BR large & bright suite in Upper Lynn Valley sought after cul-desac. Newly reno’d, insuite laundry, own entry. Huge backyard backs into greenbelt. Close to school, bus, new library & world renowned trails within 4 min. $1750 utils incl. Avail now. Call Julia 604-351-1180 or


Townhouses Rent

3 BR, large, nr Edgemont, 2 level, deck by stream, 1.5bath, 5appl, fp ns, cat ok $1895, 604-922-9400

Don’t Miss THIS! 3 BR t/house in quiet complex, 1.5 baths, fenced patio, pool, playground, near bus & shops, $1650+utils, Dollarton & Seymour. Avail Mar 1. 604-929-6024 3BDRM 2.5 bath, 5 appl, 2 patios, o/d pool/gym, nr bus, shops, n/p, $1850. 604-998-2259


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 mnth move in, 1/2 mnth renewal). 2 BR & 3 BR’s, 5 appls, 1.5 bath, variable lse term, NP/NS, Rent start/$1435. To view call 604-986-0511

TWIN LAKES ESTATES Private and luxurious 3 bdrm t/h, set amidst 10 acres of abundant evergreen woods and mountains, with 2 lakes & a stream, only 20 mins to d/town. A beautiful balance of unspoiled nature with the convenience of a fully modern t/home. $2,200.00 ($2,250 with pet) incl heat, hot water,cable, 2 prkg stalls. Pls call Daniel &Gloria btwn 11am-7pm at 604- 988-1838


Warehouse/ Commercial

2 Blocks off Main & Mt. 1516’ whse & 650’ office Short or long lease now Grade loading/Overhead 1429 Dominion $2495 Royal LePage 604-657-4508





A TICKETED CARPENTER Windows, doors, int. finishing, WCB. Sean 604-290-5994 FRIENDLY, Professional, Crown mouldings, baseboard, casings rough framing. 778-233-0559 QUALITY CARPENTRY Renos & baths. Insured, local references. Call Dave at 604-724-4342


Chimney Services

CHIMNEY REPAIRS Cert Mason - Stonework 778-378-3548



$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 CAPILANO MAID SERVICES Residential/Commercial, Post Renovation Cleanup, Refs, Insured, WCB. Call 778-895-1919 ENVIRO MAID INSURED and BONDED. Residential. Available on a regular basis. Excellent refs. Free est. $20 p/hr. 604-685-1344 QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522 EXP HOUSE CLEANER $22/hr, You supply the cleaning products. I DO THE WORK! 778-340-4019.


Computer Services

PC COMPUTER EXPERT 30 Yrs Exp • Reasonable $$ Call John 604-839-2941







15% OFF • Drain Tiles • Wet Basements • Sump & Sewer

604-973-0290 Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086 DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000



MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

#381293 LIC’D Bonded Electrician. Service, reno. Low prices Jeff 604-839-2825, 604-929-1094

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

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

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

A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319

ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677

DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs Reasonable & Affordable FREE Estimate 604-999-2332

SUNRISE PAINTING Drywall repair, textured ceiling & mouldings. Cell 604-657-6465

ROUZ ELECTRIC #89724 Great rates, fast service, free est. Satisfaction guar. 604-765-3329

Will do any job, from inside to out. Cement, Drainage. Over 30 yrs exp. 604-354-9178

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899




one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 604.649.1213 CEL 604.984.2313 Res/comm, Excavating, Bobcat, Trucking, Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Drainage, Landscaping. Hrly/Contract. Free Estimates.






CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101



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



IKEA KITCHEN installer, design, planning, long time exp. good quality & price. call 604-721-7186


Lawn & Garden


Flooring/ Refinishing

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

Call: 604-240-3344 ALL FLOOR COVERINGS Repair & Replace. Material Sales Dwight, 604-980-6048 I’ll show you the inexpensive route Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224 Hardwood, Lam. Prof. Install, Refinish, Stain. Non-toxic Finishes. Expert Advice... 604-715-8455


• Gutter cleaning/repairs • Window cleaning • Power washing • WCB insured • Free estimates

604-984-4147 North Shore Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-988-5294



45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount


1 OR 2 Men with truck for moving, rubbish removal, deliveries, etc. Please call 604-925-3186

Services until Feb 28th 604-377-2503 ON TIME, careful, free estimates & firm price. John 778-233-7329 or Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK


Oil Tank Removal


● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates



10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617


PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 604-729-6695


Painting/ Wallpaper

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


Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956

Power Washing

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


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




ARCADIA STONEWORK bricks, blocks, natural, cultured & paving stones. Alex - 778-895-6170 MASTER STONEMASON, Local, Experienced, fireplaces, facing, walls, stairs. Ivan 604-649-2271 NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp on the N. Shore. No job to small.. Will 604-805-1582 T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117 THE ROCK DOCTOR Quality installations of natural & cultured stone 604-312-7643


Home Services

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

• 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


Renovations & Home Improvement

STRAIGHT EDGE VENTURES Leaky Homes & Condos Int/Ext Water damage etc. Repairs. 35 yrs N. Shore Co. 604-763-6423




604-973-0290 Don’t Miss This One! 15%


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

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

604-929-7133 604-973-0290



Have Your Roof Done Between Now & Feb. 28 Call AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. 604-984-9004

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




Lorne’s Lawn Maintenance Cutting, pruning, hedge trimming, yard clean up 778-230-7657



604-926-1526 604-726-9153

604-726-9213 604-984-1988


Tried & True Since 1902


Renovations & Home Improvement


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



8225 TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Specialists Tanks - pumped, filled, removed res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234

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

SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $65/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs


Paving/Seal Coating

20% OFF All Moving


310-JIMS (5467)



Same Day Service, Fully Insured

Fireplace Installation Natural & Cultured Stone North Shore based PRO GAS - North Shore Gas fireplaces. Repair & safety inspection. 604-925-1341

1 to 3 Men

Winter Services • Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping



Painting/ Wallpaper

25 yrs North Shore Handyman All fixits, etc. Insured, Reliable. Call Dave at 604-724-4342

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

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


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


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

Moving & Storage

MIKES PAINTING Prof & Reliable WCB • 30 yrs Exp. 778-833-4771

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321



inate, tiles, drywall, paint. 761-7745


Trade Your Kitchen Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More 604-434-0070


A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds Renos Carpentry cabinet, drs, lam-

MORRISON CONCRETE Design, excavate, form & place all concrete. 604-988-2840



Wednesday, February 2, 2011 – North Shore News – A31

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

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

604-773-4549 PRIMO PAINTING

Interior & Exterior Interior Special Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

15% OFF




Cell 604-657-6465 or 604-987-6560 A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 Interior painting, wallpaper Quality service, with a smile! Call Arlene...604-910-3270

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

All Season Roofing


Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

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

20 year Labour Warranty available


Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064 BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871

Advantage Building Maintenance: •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •FREE Estimate 604-802-1918

BEARING WALLS removed, floors leveled, cathedral ceilings, garage leveled, door and window openings. 604-787-7484

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

PCM Construction & Maintenance Water Ingress/Mould? Home Inspection, Repair Estimates, Full-scale Remediation Call 604-294-6700 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567


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


MATCO DESIGN - Renovations

*Additions*Quality Work *Ref’s 604-720-1564 RENOVATIONS: FROM Rendering to Reality. Visit and look for our listing on Sundays. 604-980-8384

First Choice Roofing We specialize in flat roofs, fully insured. WCB, Miguel 778-231-7973 LONSDALE ROOFING Flat Roof, Cedar, Asphalt 15% OFF! (604) 973-0290



ROOFING REPAIRS 604-988-0279 All types, Guaranteed. 34 yrs exp. Call John (cell 604-375-0979)


604-987-7325 604-290-1650. Prompt, Prof Service. Insured. Call Phillip


Rubbish Removal

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

Yes, we Remove & Recycle Anything



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


Snow Removal

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

604-937-6633 604-349-5533


Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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


Tree Services


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

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


Window Cleaning

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

Thinking of Renovating? Be sure to check the classifieds It’s full of local listings that can save you money


A32 - North Shore News - Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Reason #3

Why Not To Buy A Pre-Owned BMW.

For The Same Price, You Can Get A New Domestic. Now is the time to realize your dream of owning a BMW. Because right now, you can buy a 2007 BMW 3 Series for as little as $365 a month with no hidden fees. Granted, you can get a new domestic for that amount ... but who would want to do that. Visit Park Shore BMW today while your limited number of dreams still last.

2007 BMW 323i ~ Choice of 10


$2,000 down or equivalent trade, for 48 months, balloon $9,402

2007 BMW 328i ~ Choice of 12


$3,000 down or equivalent trade, for 48 months, balloon $10,720 Subject to approved credit. 2.9% Owners Choiceâ&#x201E;˘. Offer expires February 28, 2011.

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