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Thornthwaite pleads to lesser charge than drunk driving Jane Seyd

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NORTH Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite will not be stuck with a criminal record after she pleaded guilty in court to a Motor Vehicle Act offence, rather than a criminal charge, in connection with her drunk driving arrest during last year’s Winter Olympic Games. Thornthwaite, 52, was originally charged with driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 after she was stopped in a North Vancouver RCMP roadblock just before 1 a.m. Feb. 23 while driving home from an Olympic party. In North Vancouver provincial court Tuesday, Thornthwaite instead entered a plea to the less serious Motor Vehicle Act charge of driving without due care and attention. Thornthwaite was sentenced to a $500 fine and a one-month driving prohibition. In court, special prosecutor Mark Jette said Thornthwaite was stopped just before 1 a.m. at a roadblock near the Main Street overpass that night. The constable who pulled Thornthwaite over detected an odour of liquor in the car, he said. Thornthwaite subsequently blew a “fail” reading on the See MLA page 4

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TWINS Eloise and Sam Boon, age 14 months, and Daniel and Carter Devlin, six months, gear up for the annual North Shore Mothers of Multiples kids’ stuff sale, Saturday, April 16, 9:30 a.m.-noon at St. David’s United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Clothing, toys and more will be up for sale. Admission for adults: $2.

WV police investigate tasering of boy B.C. Civil Liberties opposes police investigating police in such cases

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RIGHTS advocates are raising the alarm over a decision to send West Vancouver police to investigate the controversial tasering of an 11-year-old boy by RCMP in Prince George.

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association said the move, announced by the RCMP Friday, was a step up from an internal investigation by the Prince George detachment, but would do little to allay public

misgivings about the objectivity of the process. The incident in question unfolded around 5:30 p.m. Thursday when members of the Prince George detachment were dispatched to a home in response to a reported stabbing. When the officers arrived, they found a 37-year-old man suffering from stab wounds, having allegedly been attacked by the young suspect, who had by then fled. The officers searched the area and ultimately found the 11-year-old in a neighbouring house. They coaxed him outside, at which point one of the officers tasered him, according to the RCMP. The boy was taken into custody and transported to hospital for assessment. He and the older victim are both expected to recover. It’s not clear what motivated the use of the stun weapon. As is becoming increasingly common practice with use-of-force incidents, the RCMP detachment called on a municipal force, in this case West Vancouver’s, to look into the case. On Sunday, two

WVPD investigators and two communications officers flew to the interior community to conduct interviews and establish the details of the incident. Their findings will be forwarded to West Vancouver Chief Const. Peter Lepine, who will recommend what action, if any, to take against the officer involved. David Eby, executive director of the BCCLA, said bringing in investigators from a different police force isn’t good enough, since the arrangement leaves room for the perception of tit-for-tat arrangements between the RCMP and municipal forces. Rather, the province should create a civilian investigative body to deal with such matters. “Until they address the core issue of police investigating themselves, we’re going to be stuck in this situation where the public doesn’t have confidence,” said Eby. “We’re glad they appear to be See Investigation page 5

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - North Shore News - A3

Couple return harp to NV woman Media stories prompt change

Firefighters rescue two teen crane climbers James Weldon

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TWO North Vancouver teens got a scare recently when they climbed a 15-storey construction crane in Seymour, got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters.

of heart in alleged fraudsters James Weldon

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A 72-year-old cancer patient from North Vancouver has her harp back after the couple police have accused of taking it apparently had a change of heart. Ann Lidstone lost her cherished instrument late last month when two suspects reportedly took it from her, together with $400 in cash, in an alleged scam that unfolded over several days, according to investigators. On Sunday, after North Vancouver RCMP took the story to local media, the harp and an IOU for the money were dropped off at her home. Speaking to the North Shore News Monday, Lidstone, who has been undergoing chemotherapy for the past five years, said the outcome was an emotional one. “I feel really good that the harp is back,” she said. “But it makes me want to cry, because I think of better days.” Trouble began for Lidstone March 24 when she met a woman at a bus stop and struck up a conversation. Hearing that Lidstone was a painter, the stranger, a woman in her late teens, talked Lidstone into taking her to her house, ostensibly to see Lidstone’s art. Once there, the younger woman allegedly convinced the pensioner to lend her $200 to cover rent, promising to return it in the very near future. When the stranger reappeared a few days later, however, she was empty handed, according to Lidstone. Instead, she brought with her a male companion and asked to borrow Lidstone’s rare handcrafted harp as collateral for a short-term loan. Then, telling a story about bank overdrafts and cheques from family members, the pair allegedly talked Lidstone into handing over another $200 — the last in her account. When neither the money nor the instrument reappeared at the promised time and her calls to the pair went unanswered, Lidstone phoned the police. With her account empty, the alleged victim was forced to turn to family for help her get through the month, but in terms of sentimental value, the harp was the much greater loss, she said. The North Vancouver RCMP went public with the story April See RCMP page 5

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NORTH Vancouver’s Ann Lidstone is happy to have her custom-made harp back in her home after a young couple allegedly borrowed it to use as collateral.

The pair allegedly broke into a work site at Mount Seymour Parkway and Roche Point Drive in the early hours of April 2 and made their way up the structure’s internal ladder. At about the 25metre mark, one of the pair apparently got nervous, and found himself unable to climb further up or down. A neighbour, hearing voices coming from the darkened site, called police. A short time later, a North Vancouver RCMP officer arrived and called out to the youths, eventually making contact. The officer told them to stay put until help arrived. District of North Vancouver fire crews soon reached the scene, and sent rescuers up the tower with a safety line. They harnessed the teens to it and escorted them back to the ground. After a “fairly lengthy discussion” with the RCMP officer, the pair were released to their parents, according to police. The call wrapped up at about 6 a.m. See Police page 5

Looking to put a human face on the election Tessa Holloway

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THE NDP and Green Party platforms offer a distinct view of Canada from that of the two major parties, according to their North Shore candidates.

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NDP candidates Michael Charrois in North Vancouver and Terry Platt in West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country are both seasoned candidates, with Charrois having run in the 2008 federal election and Platt in the 2005 and 2009 provincial elections in West Vancouver-Capilano. Charrois said he’s particularly inspired by the NDP’s commitment to increase federal funding of health care and pay for more doctors, especially in rural areas, partly because of personal experience. His wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in the spring of 2009, and took months to recover. “Even if you’re 16 to 24 years old and you’re invincible, eventually we all end up in the hospital. There’s no getting away from it,” he said. While he said the health-care system allowed him to get through the crisis without losing their home, he argued universal health care is showing cracks. He blamed service cuts on the federal government for lowering the portion of health-care costs that it pays, putting ever-increasing strain on provincial budgets, and said the NDP would increase federal funding. While the environment hasn’t been a national issue, both NDP candidates also stressed their commitment to the Climate Change

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Accountability Act, passed by Parliament in 2009 and later voted down in the Senate. Platt noted that she’s heard lots of concern on the environment, especially from Sunshine Coast voters. Platt also highlighted the NDP request during budget consultations earlier this year to increase the Canada Pension Plan by $700 million, higher than the $300 million increase the Conservatives included in their budget. “A lot of people I was talking to last night said, ‘You know, it’s such a small amount, and yet if it was increased it would really make life a little easier up here,’” she said by phone from Powell River. The Green Party has nominated Brennan Wauters, a film tech, in West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country and Greg Dowman, a manager at the Capilano Suspension Bridge, in North Vancouver.

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Both candidates said environment is their most important issue, adding the Green Party platform goes the furthest of all the national parties in combating climate change, through a carbon tax and repealing tax breaks and subsidies for oil companies. “A few years ago, the folks in charge said they would reverse the tax subsidies for big oil, and that hasn’t happened,” said Dowman. “Goodness sakes, guys, they’re doing pretty well for themselves.” Wauters also said the federal government should legislate a ban on oil tanker traffic on the North Coast and halt plans for a pipeline by Enbridge that would take oil from the oil sands to Asia through Kitimat, B.C. However, both candidates also emphasized other aspects of the platform. Wauters promised the Green Party would exceed a See Greens page 4


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MLA vows never to drink and drive again From page 1

roadside screening device. Once back at the North Vancouver RCMP detachment, the MLA blew two breathalyzer readings of .11, said Jette. The legal limit for blood-alcohol concentration while driving is .08. Jette said despite those readings, there were problems with the Crown’s case against Thornthwaite, including a two-hour delay between the time she was stopped and the time the breathalyzer samples were taken at the police station. The law requires samples to be taken within two hours. Thornthwaite’s lawyer Don Muldoon told Judge Carol Baird Ellan that Thornthwaite had consumed “a modest amount of alcohol” at the Olympic event that night and showed no signs of intoxication. “Her speech was normal. Her balance was normal,” he said. Muldoon said Thornthwaite was entering the plea to the Motor Vehicle Act charge recognizing that she was not exercising the same care and attention that night “that a completely sober person would

have.” Muldoon added the mother of three has been subjected to “considerable publicity” as a result of the incident, and has already served a three-month administrative driving ban. In handing down the sentence, the judge noted Thornthwaite’s readings were “relatively low,” adding another person with blood alcohol readings of .140 had pleaded guilty to the same motor vehicle act charge earlier in the morning. Dressed in a grey suit and flanked by six supporters, Thornthwaite appeared composed before the judge. Outside the court, she said she was “grateful” the court proceedings are over. “I made a serious mistake 14 months ago. I apologized,” she said. “Now it’s time to move on and get on with the job I was elected to do.” Thornthwaite said the most important lesson she’s learned is: “It’s way better to err on the side of caution. . . . I’m never going to have anything to drink if I’m going to drive ever, ever again.” Thornthwaite refused to say how much she’d had to drink on the night she was stopped. “I’m not going to comment on the details of the case,” she said. Thornthwaite’s lawyer stressed that the North Vancouver MLA

was never charged with impaired driving. “The driving was perfectly normal,” he said. Thornthwaite said she’s hoping her constituents will forgive her lapse in judgment. “I’m hoping they will,” she said. “I’m much more than this mistake.” Former North Vancouver school board chairman Chris Dorais also dodged a criminal record when he pleaded guilty to a Motor Vehicle Act of driving without reasonable consideration after he was pulled over on Highway 1 in March 2008. Dorais — who at first tried to keep the charges quiet — subsequently lost his seat on the school board. The decision by Thornthwaite to plead guilty to a less serious offence, thereby avoiding a criminal record and a mandatory oneyear driving ban, is common among people facing drinking driving charges on the North Shore. According to an investigation by the North Shore News last year, of all the drunk drivers who faced charges in the past five years on the North Shore, more than a third made a deal with prosecutors, plea-bargaining their cases down from a criminal charge to a Motor Vehicle Act offence.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - North Shore News - A5

RCMP recommend charges

Police won’t charge, but warn of dangers

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7. It hit the media late last week, and on Saturday Lidstone got a knock at her door. She opened it to find the suspects standing on her doorstep. “She said, ‘We’ve brought the harp back,’” said Lidstone. “He said, ‘Can we bring it in?’” The pair carried the instrument into the house, and gave the pensioner a signed note promising to return the $400 within the week, according to Lidstone. “She asked me to tell the police that it was all a misunderstanding, but the police disagreed,” she said. In a release issued over the weekend, North Vancouver RCMP acknowledged the return of the harp, but said investigators would still be recommending charges — although it remained

From page 3 While the North Vancouver RCMP won’t be recommending charges, they consider the incident a serious one, said Cpl. Peter DeVries, a spokesman for the detachment. “This offers a prime example of a decision that might seem fun at the beginning, but in fact turns out to be very dangerous,” he said. “I don’t think anyone has to run a physics experiment to show a fall from that height could result in more than a couple of broken bones.” District deputy fire chief Victor Penman said that while firefighters train regularly for this type of operation, he couldn’t recall an incident in his 24 years with the service in which it was a member of the public who had to be helped to the ground. “Usually it’s for (crane) operators with medical conditions,” he said. TWO teens apparently tried to climb this crane on Mount Seymour Parkway in the early hours of Saturday morning and got stuck.

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to be seen whether the crown would approve them. “That their conscience has motivated them to return the harp is encouraging,” said Cpl. Peter DeVries, spokesman for the detachment, in a statement. “However, it does not absolve them of the crimes they (allegedly) committed in the first place.” But Lidstone isn’t looking for a prosecution. “I just wanted to close my eyes and forget the whole thing happened,” she said. “I don’t want anything to happen to anybody.” Her only wish is that something good will come of it, said Lidstone. “Maybe it’ll be the turning point in her life,” she said. “That’s what I hope.” Police have not released the suspects’ names.

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S we go to press, the leaders’ televised debate is just beginning. Will Michael Ignatieff fare well enough to wrest a Tory majority from Stephen Harper’s Conservatives? Will anyone notice the absence of Elizabeth May? Will the format actually allow any genuine debate? These were the questions we thought might be part of this editorial when we came to work this morning. But we can’t ignore the topic that is actually getting people excited: the playoffs and, specifically, the Vancouver Canucks. Can Roberto Luongo shine in the playoffs? Will defencemen Alex Edler, Dan Hamhuis and Sami Salo stand up to

hard-hitting physical play. Is Mikael Samuelsson healthy? Will rookie Cody Hodgson get to play and, if so, does that make the third line weaker or stronger? Has the team matured enough over last year to stay out of the penalty box? Most of all: How much are the Chicago Blackhawks — Canuck beaters for the past two years — inside the Vancouver players’ heads? It’s questions like these that are getting Vancouverites animated in pubs, coffee shops and at the water cooler. Sure, there are election signs out there and, yes, it matters. But tomorrow, cars will be sporting playoff flags, office workers will be wearing Canucks jerseys and, come 7 p.m., the entire city will be watching and cheering. Go, Canucks!

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White man plays race card

Dear Editor: I write regarding Trevor Lautens’ April 1 column, 5 Vital Issues Not on the Election Agenda. Although the column is meant to be titillating rantings about nothing and everything, Mr. Lautens still has to be aware of boundaries. The paragraph in the middle flippantly listed many sins allegedly committed by immigrants: terrorism, illegal entry and taking advantage of Canadian citizenship, etc. There is also the commonly regurgitated statement about “offshore zillionaires, many of whom get rich by means unconscionable or illegal here” causing local real estate prices to skyrocket. I guess when he perceives that “paradise” is invaded, some older privileged established white man can play his own race card, too. He will inevitably invoke the fear of immigrants. There are just too many immigrants (usually the off-white, coloured kind) coming here to use up all the clean air, land, water and resources. If an immigrant has money, he must be a crook. He is not allowed to have money by legitimate means. Such misconceptions and wishful thinking! I am a proud Canadian citizen who immigrated here many decades ago. I have two university degrees and one accounting designation. I earn more than the average female born in Canada. I also married one of you white guys. My husband is a truly sweet man who has helped me integrate into this great and wonderful country. (Maybe someone might write a column about immigrant women stealing local men?). I live among immigrants and I have a rightto say that most of the immigrants in Canada are grateful, law-abiding and

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highly educated. We work hard and make sure our children become good and productive citizens. We and our children will support the existing established and aging local population with our municipal, federal and other tax contributions. Many children of immigrants study hard to become doctors, engineers and other professionals who look after our society. You have nothing to fear from us. Because of its mild climate and natural beauty, Vancouver is a much sought after place even for other Canadians east of British Columbia. In my workplace, half of the staff are from other provinces, having decided to move here and buy homes. Immigrants are not the only ones to be blamed for driving up real estate prices. Remember the hue and cry about the great influx of Hong Kong immigrants during the ’90s, when Vancouver was nicknamed “Hongcouver” by locals? That was when a generation of old white folks in the Vancouver area (like the British Properties in West Vancouver) had to cash in on their homes. They found eager and willing suckers in Hong Kong and immigrants from other places. When these newcomers could not find jobs that could support their families due to not having the “local experience,” some of them had to go back to the old country to make a living. They had to unload their homes sold to them at high prices at a loss. Many of the homes were bought by the old white folks’ next generation, who got hefty inheritances from their parents’ home proceeds. You guys benefited twice and should have no complaints. Elaine Tsang West Vancouver

Immigration debate avoided in election

Dear Editor: Full marks to Trevor Lautens for pointing out the disastrous consequences of Canada’s immigration policy and the fact that candidates of all parties shy away from discussing the issue (5 Vital Issues Not on the Election Agenda, April 1). The days have long gone when immigration was used to strengthen and build this country. Now it’s no more than a means for vote-grubbing federal politicians to buy what they perceive to be the immigrant vote at the expense of the rest of us. Michael Ignatieff demonstrated this last week when he promised to increase the number of immigrants in the family reunification class. Our health-care system is already severely stressed because of an aging population, yet Ignatieff proposes to make things far worse by bringing in ever more elderly people who have never paid a dime into the system. Those of us who have contributed to health care for decades can be treated on the floor of a hospital cafeteria for all Ignatieff cares: just as long as he and his party are elected. If anything, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are even worse. During their term in office, they’ve increased the annual intake of immigrants from a level that was already ruinously high. They’ve also brought in hundreds of thousands of “temporary” workers, most of whom will never go home. All this has happened during a time when unemployment levels have been among the highest since the Great Depression. We needn’t expect any of our present crop of candidates — including our two sitting MPs, Andrew Saxton and John Weston — to show their concern for the welfare of North Shore voters by addressing this crucial issue either before or after the election. They just don’t have the guts. Joseph W. Hind, North Vancouver

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - North Shore News - A7

Who screwed up the Carson screening? “Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Monday if he had known about the latest revelations surrounding his former aide Bruce Carson, he wouldn’t have hired him.” CBC News, April 4

IN order to qualify for a position that allows them to provide armed security for the prime minister and other VIPs, police officers and other security personnel must undergo rigorous screening. That process includes background checks on family members and personal relationships. Periodic recertification is mandatory if personnel wish to maintain their careers. The prime minister, his visitors and other members of Parliament are entitled to protection. But while the safety of individuals is a given, we also expect vital communications to be held secure inside Canada’s executive suites. So where did the system fail when Bruce Carson, a disbarred lawyer who had served prison time for fraud, was hired as an aide to Prime Minister Stephen Harper? To place this discussion in the right perspective: I do not

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Elizabeth James have a hate on for Harper or his party; in fact, considering the options, I am still inclined to vote Conservative in May. I am not soft on crime, nor do I excuse or minimize the severity of Carson’s actions — illegal and otherwise. That said, I believe we may be targeting the wrong people, for the wrong reasons. It is not our business if a 65-year old man liaises with a 22-year old former escort; it only matters that she does not benefit inappropriately from their relationship. According to the CBC report: “Harper said he didn’t know that Carson’s criminal record was more extensive than originally thought or that he received court-ordered psychiatric treatment before working for him.” This suggests that, even if he was not privy to every detail,

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A8 - North Shore News - Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Heed cleared in election investigation

Campaign manager and 1 other face a combined 14 charges Jane Seyd

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FORMER West Vancouver top cop Kash Heed won’t face charges in connection with alleged wrongdoing that happened during his

2009 provincial election campaign in the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview.

Two other people connected with Heed’s campaign will be charged, including Heed’s campaign manager Barinder Sall. Special prosecutor Peter

Wilson made the decisions after reviewing extensive material from the RCMP who conducted an investigation into a controversial pamphlet attacking the NDP that was sent out in the final days of the provincial election. That pamphlet did not identify the sponsor, as required by law. The RCMP also investigated Heed’s campaign expenses and a payment made to Sall following the election.

Sall now faces 10 charges underboththeElectionsActand the Criminal Code, including publishing election advertising without identifying a sponsor, and filing a misleading disclosure report about advertising sponsors. He also faces charges of obstructing the RCMP for allegedly impersonating a fictitious person named “Jag” to both Elections Act officials and police who were looking into the scandal.

Dinesh Khanna, one of Heed’s political supporters whose company is believed to have delivered the controversial flyer, will face four charges, including publishing election advertising without identifying a sponsor, and obstructing justice by lying to both police and elections officials. Satpal S. Johl, Heed’s former financial agent, will not be charged. The decisions by Wilson

are the second time a special prosecutor has been called in to approve charges in the case. Terrence Robertson originally recommended many of the same charges in the case last year, but he withdrew from considering the case after it was revealed his law firm had made a donation to Heed’s campaign. Wilson said in a press statement Friday he made his decisions based on extensive material forwarded to him by the RCMP. Some of that was gathered after investigators executed a search warrant at Heed’s former office in West Vancouver. Material released January from an RCMP search warrant application pointed to Heed’s active courting of a political run during his tenure as police chief in West Vancouver and his close relationship with Sall, who worked for Heed on some police projects and was involved in opening doors for Heed to enter the political arena. Heed has repeatedly said he didn’t personally know anything about the controversial pamphlet until after the election campaign. In a statement Friday, Wilson said there was insufficient evidence that Heed was involved in the pamphlets. Heed is still embroiled in a dispute with Elections B.C. over a required election expense report that Heed has not yet filed.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - North Shore News - A9

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Dear Editor: I am writing to tell you how the lost dog Hurley was located. Last weekend, my wife showed me the letter in the North Shore News about the lost Bernese mountain dog. I was sad to see that he had still not been found. I checked the Facebook page daily for updates. My family and I live in the Lower Lynn area and we own a large Bernese as well. I walk our dog frequently in this area and when I saw that people had posted that there was a dog spotted in my area, I knew it was Rudi and I. I felt like I was being stalked, people driving around the block to get another look at us. All I could think of, for the next two days, was the lost dog and what could I do to help. I downloaded every scrap of info about the mountain: trails; dog reports; topography; Google Earth; etc. I had planned to take Friday off work and search, but when the weather report said Thursday would be nice, I thought I should go sooner. I told my wife where I thought the dog was and where I would be, in case I did not return after dark. I have been hunting and game calling for more than 40 years, and after going up on the mountain I could see that there had been a lot of activity in the area. The other searchers’ efforts were not in vain, as this told me where not to search. Because there were no reported sightings or tracks, I knew that the dog was stuck somewhere because of either the terrain, injury, or death. Conditions were excellent, with fresh snow for tracking and no wind so that I could hear well and my voice carried further. I worked the edge of the ravine, calling and whistling. It is very steep and dangerous there, and I resolved that I would not enter without some kind of confirmation from the dog. I received that with one loud bark just like my dog. Now I had a reason to go down there, a very steep, 60-degree snow-covered slope, about 300 feet to the bottom. I worked down the creek about 100 yards and found large dog tracks just like my dog makes, but no dog. After a couple of minutes looking, I spotted him on the other side of the creek, in a position where he could defend himself, about eight feet up on the bank, quiet as a mouse, staring at me. He wanted nothing to do with me, and let me know it when

I approached. I left him my sandwich, but he did not eat it. I emptied out a pint jar of canned salmon, a bag of trail mix and a granola bar. I took a GPS reading and left after ensuring the dog was OK. After I climbed back up the slope and got to the water towers, I met two GVRD guys. They had a cellphone and contacted the dog owners and North Shore Search and Rescue. We went back up the hill and directed the chopper to the dog. It’s pretty cool what those guys do. Glad to see this story conclude with a happy ending. Now I can walk our dog in peace again. I will be donating half of the reward to the B.C. Wildlife Federation. Kelly Schofield North Vancouver

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DNV downsizes its own Deep Cove zoning Tessa Holloway

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DISTRICT of North Vancouver council bowed to community demands April 4 and rejigged

property height limits along Deep Cove Road and Gallant Avenue from four storeys to two.

The vote also reduces the total floor space available to 1.2 times the lot size for affected

properties along Gallant Avenue in Deep Cove and the east side of Deep Cove Road at Mount Seymour Parkway. The district spearheaded the zoning change itself, beginning with a consultation period last fall that closed with a public

hearing March 28. The consultation began after the owners of 4310 Gallant Ave. proposed a preliminary plan within existing zoning for a four-storey mixed-use building at the site. That proposal spurred a

public backlash. “I had individuals calling me with great fear and angst,” said Coun. Doug MacKay-Dunn. “It’s tougher for the developers, yes, but at the end of the day it’s better for the community.” Similarly, Mike Little, who

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lives near the neighbourhood, said that he was swayed by the public outcry against the project despite some initial reservations. He said he still hoped to see changes in the long-run and supported the change “reluctantly.” Coun. Roger Bassam argued the previous zoning was written at a time when community planners expected Seymour’s population to surpass 50,000 people, and given that population never materialized this zoning didn’t make sense. “Deep Cove specifically and Seymour in general are not an area where significant change is contemplated,” he said. While the district had originally proposed a threestorey height limit, that got cut to two storeys due to public comments. There was, at times, heated debate on the change during the council meeting. Coun. Alan Nixon argued the down-zoning was an intrusion into property rights, borrowing heavily off of the U.S. constitution to argue his case, as the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is silent on property rights. Nixon said the value of the land was significantly lowered by council’s decision and that government shouldn’t remove that value without compensation,thoughitwaslater mentioned that compensation is specifically disallowed in the Local Government Act. “There’s no other way to describe this other than a taking. . . .” he said. “This will set a benchmark at which any development will seem unreasonable.” Nixon said the district should have allowed the owners of the property that sparked this debate to go through a public process and make adjustments to their design to meet the demands of the community. Hesam Deihimi, owner of the site, said that’s exactly what he wanted to do. “We asked (the planning department) specifically quite a few times to engage with the neighbours ourselves, but they said this is a process they wanted to handle and they wanted to go through and they discouraged us. “We weren’t asking for more than what was allowed under the existing zoning.” Deihimi said the new zoning renders the site undevelopable, saying a mixed-use building needs to be two to 2.5 times the lot area to turn a profit, but said he wants to still meet with the community to see what would be acceptable on the site. Several area residents who attended the meeting, however, cheered the decision by council. “I’m so happy. I’ve lived in the Cove for 45 years and I’m so pleased that the character of the area isn’t changing, that we’re preserving our community,” said Margie Goodman. The down-zoning was approved 4-2 for Deep Cove Road with Mayor Richard Walton joining Nixon in opposition, and 5-1 for Gallant Avenue. Coun. Lisa Muri was absent for both votes.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - North Shore News - A11

An automated call you’ll take

Residents can self-register cellphones for local emergencies

Ashley MacDonald

amacdonald@nsnews.com

RESIDENTS with a North Shore address can now choose to register their cellphone numbers so they can be contacted in case of emergency. North Shore Emergency Management made the selfregistration option available on April 6. The Rapid Notify system automatically calls every registered number a maximum of three times and leaves a message indicating the emergency alert and safety instructions. Residents that choose to register their cellphones have the option to have text messages and emails sent to their phones. “Because there’s been so much attention to chlorine plants and other plants because of what’s happening in Japan, we’ve received a lot of concern by the residents that they really want to be able to self-register,” said Renata Elias, emergency planning officer for the North Shore. “It’s only one way of many ways of sending out an alert system,”

said Paulette Mossop, NSEMO’s public education co-ordinator. “It’s not a fail-proof system because there’s other ways: radio, TV, door-to-door, through sirens or speakers. It’s one of many tools — another tool in the toolbox, because no one method of communication is enough.” There wouldn’t be any cost to send out an emergency alert in an actual emergency situation, since the Rapid Notify System is funded by Canexus as part of their responsible care program. Before this latest update, the North Shore Emergency Management Office could only collect land-line numbers that were listed in the white pages. In British Columbia, there are 57 different identified hazards. On the North Shore, the higher risk hazards are earthquakes, landslides, severe weather, debris torrents, localized flooding, power outages, structural fires and interface fires. The chance of a tsunami hitting the North Shore is extremely low. Because of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, NSEMO has had to schedule 10 extra workshops to accommodate the interest. Prior to the tsunami, it couldn’t get the spaces filled. An alert to let people know about the self-registration was scheduled to go out on April 7 to the area surrounding the Canexus plant. The only other B.C. municipality that is currently using a rapid response system in case of emergency is New Westminster.

RCMP chase down an alleged burglar

James Weldon

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A Bowen Island man was arrested after allegedly trying to break into a house in Upper Lonsdale while the occupants were at home. North Vancouver RCMP were called to the residence in the 200-block of West 28th Street Monday evening when a mother and daughter phoned 9-1-1 to report a man trying to get into their house. The suspect was allegedly moving around the outside of the premises, turning handles and attempting to force open doors, apparently unaware that anyone was inside. The homeowner gave the dispatcher a detailed description of the man, down to the distinct colour of his shoelaces and the insignia

Copper thieves hit lights

A string of copper thefts from street lights and electrical infrastructure in North Vancouver has the RCMP targeting the ongoing problem.

Three separate incidents were reported to police April 2 and 3 after incidents of copper theft had been rising for several weeks. Seven poles had the covers removed over that weekend, including five from Mount Seymour Parkway from the 3200-block to Parkgate Avenue and two from Parkgate Avenue. In another case, conduit was stolen from the underside of the Lynn Valley Bridge at Highway 1. North Vancouver RCMP spokesman Cpl. Peter DeVries asked the public to lookout for people working on light poles, in particular without a municipal or B.C. Hydro decal on their vehicle. “We want people to report to us because finding this type of crime, finding the criminals in the act is really the best way for us to be able to stop them and prosecute them,” he said. — Tessa Holloway

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A12 - North Shore News - Wednesday, April 13, 2011

BRIGHT LIGHTS

North Shore Business Tradeshow

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Leslie Kozak and Patricia Lambert represent Capilano University.

Chamber events manager Gail Pickrell, president Anne McMullin and office and visitor centre manager Misha Wilson greet guests. The North Shore Business Tradeshow was held at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier April 6. The event, which featured 75 exhibitors, was presented by the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and attracted hundreds of business owners, entrepreneurs and members of the public. In its 14th year, the tradeshow is intended to keep and grow business on the North Shore. Info: www.nvchamber.ca.

Korna Natural Pet Supplies’ Erin Robinson and Donna Blower flank Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier’s Adam Smythe.

Vancouver Canadians’ assistant general manager JC Fraser, TD Canada Trust’s Tracey Lundell and chamber chairman Mike Boehm team up for a photo.

North Shore News’ Dee Dhaliwal and chamber director Chris Doll share a laugh.

Prudential Sussex Realty’s Grant Botto and Mike Parminter man their booth.

North Shore Credit Union’s Charlotte Heppell and Michael Mullen flash their smiles.

BCAA’s Harchan Parmar, Brona Polacek and Uminder Malhi attend.

Please direct requests for event coverage to: emcphee@nsnews.com. For more Bright Lights photos go to: www.nsnews.com/galleries.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - North Shore News - A13

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to HOME & GARDEN

Building by Design Kevin Vallely

Stairway can create excitement

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

one of the longest lasting of all cut flowers. Chrysanthemums are banned from import into Canada due to the disease they carry called chrysanthemum white rust (Puccinia horiana), which is a serious fungal disease that can spread to some agricultural crops. Due to this import restriction, the garden and florist varieties that already exist in Canada are the only ones you can buy. And those varieties are mainly available through garden clubs, chrysanthemum associations and some garden centres in the fall. The best and most exotic chrysanth varieties are kept in circulation by the efforts of a few determined collectors. Recently, I met

The stair can become one of the most dynamic and interesting elements of a layout, presenting an exciting sculptural form that efficiently moves occupants from one level to the next, or it can wreak havoc with a plan, disrupting every space it adjoins while generating awkward circulation patterns throughout the home. It all depends on how it’s located. As a general rule, the stair should be relatively centralized in its location and should be easily accessible by its occupants. It can slide neatly up the side of a corridor, sweep formally out of a central hall or be a feature element of a home, but in all circumstances needs to simplify circulation rather than confuse it. Vertical movement through space is an inherently dynamic circulation experience and demonstrates the power of the stair to create drama. Spatial relationships created by height differences can suggest feelings of authority or distance while the physical shape of the stair can create a sense of excitement. Architects and designers

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Spring fling CAROLINE Granander (left) and Gillian Konst of Mollie Nye House invite the public to Spring Fling Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mollie Nye, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The day will include gardening and floral design demonstrations, a plant sale, and a mad science show and crafts for kids. A master gardener will be on hand to answer questions.

Mums for beautiful blooms HOME IDEAS Barb Lunter uses spring flowers to spruce up place settings. Page 17

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Todd Major I love a good chrysanthemum in the garden. Their flowers are some of the most exotic and beautiful blooms in the late summer and fall garden. Chrysanthemums, also known as mums or

chrysanths, belong to the Compositae family, a large plant family containing more than 20,000 species, which includes asters, yarrow, cotton lavender, gazania, artichoke and many others. There are 22 or so wild herbaceous chrysanthemum species originating from North Africa, Europe and Asia, with many species originating in China. The numerous tender garden varieties and florists’ chrysanths are hybrids between the Chinese species of Chrysanthemum indicum and Chrysanthemum morifolium. The chrysanthemum was first cultivated in China as a flowering herb and is described in writings as early as the 15th century BC. The ancient Chinese name for chrysanthemum is “Chu,”

according to the United States’ National Chrysanthemum Society website. The Chinese city of Chu-Hsien (which means Chrysanthemum City) was so named to honour the flower. The chrysanthemum was first introduced to the Western world during the 17th century by Swedish botanist Karl Linnaeus, who combined the Greek words “chrysos,” meaning gold, with “anthemon,” meaning flower, to name the plant. Modern breeding of chrysanths by hybridizers in England, France, Japan, China and the United States has led to the development of a wide range of floral shapes and sizes in shades of pink, purple, red, yellow, orange and white. Chrysanths remain the most widely grown pot plant in the U.S. and are

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HOME green guide E n v i r o n m e n t a l Stewardship Award Call for Nominations: This award promotes community-based environmental stewardship by recognizing outstanding community members. Awards are granted annually by the Parks and Environment Advisory Committee and will be given to the following categories: residents, community groups,

schools and businesses in the City of North Vancouver. Info and nomination form: www. cnv.org/esaward, 604-9837334 or eng@cnv.org. Deadline for submissions: April 15. Cedar Lecture Series: George Drake will talk about Art in the Garden Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Admission: $15/$10. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the

administration office or at the door, subject to availability. Info: www.vandusengarden. org. Park and Trail Project: The community is invited to do basic gardening, pull invasive plants, plant natural vegetation and clean litter with the Lynn Valley Community Association in conjunction with the Lynn Valley Seniors Association, See more page 16

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The Property Owners’ portion of the sidewalk cost of this project as per Schedule ‘A’ of “Local Area Service Bylaw, 1991, No. 6194” is calculated at $36.30 per metre of taxable frontage for properties adjacent to the sidewalk and $11.00 per metre of taxable frontage for properties on the opposite side of the street. The special charges may be paid in ten annual installments with interest calculated at 3% above the Royal Bank Prime rate in effect at billing date.

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with chrysanth collector Stan Stanley of the Vancouver Chrysanthemum Association to learn more about these beautiful and exotic flowers. He told me that chrysanthemums are the second most popular bloom in the world with roses being the most popular. Stanley told me that the North Shore presents ideal conditions for growing chrysanthemums and that chrysanths are ideal plants for growing in containers, especially on the balconies of the many North Shore apartments. Gardening is not Stanley’s profession; he has spent time in the Canadian army, worked as a government and corporate consultant and he has lived and worked in several countries including Afghanistan, Malaysia, Jamaica and the US. But he loves growing chrysanths for their beauty, longevity of bloom and for the relaxation and satisfaction he gets by growing and appreciating chrysanthemums. Chrysanths like lots of sunshine, a cool root zone and good air circulation to keep foliar disease at bay. Over-fertilizing of these plants will lead to foliar diseases and soft plants that require staking. Even though most chrysanths bloom only once in the late summer and fall, their blooms last for weeks. To grow healthy chrysanths organically, choose a diverse, rich soil that drains freely, grow in full sun and fertilize sparingly. A good manure or compost topdressing on the soil will help produce stable growth. Place the plant in a location with reasonable airflow to reduce or avoid foliar diseases. If you get powdery mildew on your chrysanth, wash it off with water or spray with baking soda in the evening. Aphids and earwigs can be pests on chrysanths, but these are easily controlled by hand washing with a concentrated stream of water. To water chrysanths properly, do as Stanley says: “The plants will tell you when to water as their leaves slowly droop from lack of water, and that is the only time to water.” There are so many varieties of chrysanthemums today that a system of classification is used to categorize and identify them. The U.S.-based National Chrysanthemum Society classifies chrysanthemums into 13 classes based on the structure of their flowers. These classes are: Irregular Incurve, Reflex, Regular

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CHRYSANTHEMUM Lava makes a striking display. Rare and exotic varieties will be for sale at Vancouver Chrysanthemum Association’s sale this Saturday. Incurve, Decorative, Intermediate Incurve, Pompon, Single and Semi-Double, Anemone, Spoon, Quill, Spider, Brush or Thistle and Class 13 called Unclassified. Most of us are not dedicated enough to chrysanth growing to know that there are 13 classes of chrysanthemums, but aficionados like things organized to understand the beauty of their affection. If you are looking to buy some rare and exotic chrysanthemums, the best place to go would be the Vancouver Chrysanthemum Association’s Annual Rooted Cuttings Sale, which takes place at VanDusen Botanical Garden from 9 a.m. until noon this Saturday, April 16. For more information about chrysanthemums or the sale visit the association’s website at www. chrysanthemumsvancouver.com. Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist, garden designer, writer, consultant and organic horticulture teacher. For advice contact him at stmajor@shaw.ca.

Craft Sale, Youth Bands Face Painting, Food and More Come join the fun! Delbrook RecCentre, North Parking Lot 600 W. Queens Road, North Van 604-988-7115 www.capservices.ca Admission by Donation, Door Prizes

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Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pioneer Park at the corner of Lynn Valley Road and Mountain Highway. Come prepared for the weather. Sturdy footwear, working clothes and gloves are recommended. Info: 604-984-8401. Vegetable Seminar: Ken Knetchel of Red Barn plants will talk about how to grow vegetables and what they need, Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m. at Dykhof Nurseries, 460 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Free. Registration: 604-985-1914. Info: dykhofnurseries.com. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your North Shore non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@nsnews.com.

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GARDENWORK’S Mike Nassichuk talks about how to introduce orchard mason bees to home gardens at a GardenSmart workshop held last month. A workshop called Home-Grown Veggies: No-Fail Foods for First-Time Urban Farmers will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre. Info: www.northshorerecycling.ca.

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At this time of year the floral departments are brimming over with spring flowers. Primulas, miniature pansies and gorgeous sunflowers are in most grocery stores at the moment and when used on the table they make stunning place settings. A simple sunflower can be used as a place setting in just minutes. Plan ahead as to how many you will require for each attendee. Using sharp scissors, clip off the long stem attached to the back of the head leaving only enough to place the flower in a short, clear glass. Fold your napkin in half and

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SPRING flowers add a lovely touch to place settings. then again into thirds. Place the flower in the glass on top of the napkin. Cut small petals from yellow card paper and write each attendee’s name on the front. Dab a tiny amount of white glue on the back of each paper petal and insert it into the sunflower. Kalanchoe is a very underrated flower in my opinion. It’s probably one of the more lush, longest-lasting houseplants you can display in your home during the rainy months and comes in many pretty colours. I love to cut pieces from a bright, fuchsia or yellow kalanchoe and place them in water-filled, miniature terracotta or aluminum pots.

Placed at each guest’s chair they are adorable as a place setting. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective. A white napkin folded into thirds and adorned with a simple, white tulip is a wonderful way to welcome guests to your table. This is a nice idea for a contemporary place setting. Don’t forget about those lovely daffodils. Nothing says spring like a vibrant, yellow daffodil on your table. If you are in a pinch for time, group 5 or 6 bunches together, cut the stems short and place in fluted vases. Distribute three to five vases

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■ Narrow Houses by Avi Friedman (Princeton Architectural Press, 240 pages) $52.

A narrow house is generally defined by having a street-facing width of 25 feet or less. Within the constraints of those dimensions are an abundance of designs. Drawing from buildings around the globe, Avi Friedman presents 28 case studies that exemplify the opportunities that narrow houses offer. Sleek, airy and functional are apt descriptions for these welldesigned homes. Their reduced energy consumption, efficient space utilization and smaller land use make them an excellent option today. Each of the 28 structures is presented with a description, colour photographs, list of

dimensions and floor plans. Following these homes are nine different townhouse developments, with a mix of new and converted properties. Friedman completes the presentation with a series of essays that focus on design principles, footprints and volumes, and interiors. — Terry Peters

Tea lights add warm glow

From page 17

down the centre of your table and scatter yellow napkins and tea lights around the base. For more photos of these ideas go to www. nsnews.com. lunter@shaw.ca

Open stair enhances space From page 13

understand this and design the stair as a staging area for dramatic experience rather than solely as a means of getting from one floor to another. But the getting from the one floor to other is the raison d’être of a stair and there are a few basic principles one needs to understand when designing one. It may seem obvious but a staircase occupies a volume that’s more than one storey in height. It may seem like an obvious point but one of the most common mistakes made by first-year architectural students is to design a stair that at some point runs itself into the floor above. Laying one out is not as obvious as it seems. When thinking about the relationship of the step height to its depth (the riser height to tread depth), use this formula: riser + tread = 17.5 inches. There are building code limitations at the extremes of height and depth, but this rule of thumb can be very helpful. Here are a few design tips that can make for a more appealing and dramatic stair: ■ Let an open stair run down the side of a room. Removing the dividing wall between stair and room creates a dynamic within the room and helps make the room feel larger as well. ■ Place a skylight above a stair. A staircase is a vertical shaft that runs through your home. The light that washes over it will carry right through the house as well. ■ Create a window seat on a stair landing. A landing forms a natural stopping point and lends itself as the perfect “getaway” spot. ■ Use the walls that abut the ends of the stair as feature walls for artwork and sculpture. ■ Place the stair near the entry, where the added height created by the stair volume will enhance the feeling of grandeur. With a little forethought and design, the simple circulation device that allows us to move from one level to the next can become one of the most dramatic and appealing elements of our home. Kevin Vallely is a residential designer in North Vancouver. His website is www.vallely.ca.

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ROSS Road elementary students Tierney Johnson (left), Katherine Rivera, Nathan Strothers, Andrew Wright and Marcel Sillas hang strings of paper cranes as part of a fundraiser the school held for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. A Japanese legend promises that folding 1,000 paper origami cranes makes a person’s wish come true. So far $1,675 has been raised and will go towards the Red Cross.

Help encourage future voters ONE of the rallying cries of this federal election is: “let’s get the youth out to vote.”

And it’s a laudable goal. Policies developed today are going to have a larger impact on the young people than on seniors. But seniors are the ones who show up at the polls. So how do we respond? My last column spoke Parenting Today about how parents should Kathy Lynn involve the kids in the election campaign. After all, kids learn by imitating and if their parents talk about the election, take them to the polls and let them know about their involvement, the kids will learn that as soon as they are old enough, they should pay attention to election campaigns as well. Kids also learn by doing. I have recently been introduced to a program available at no cost to all schools called Student Vote. It is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that

works with educators and education stakeholders to deliver experiential learning opportunities to help young Canadians understand and practice the responsibilities of their citizenship. It’s simple and it’s interactive. All the information is at www.studentvote.ca. Parents can visit the site and introduce the idea to their school. Teachers can simply register online and will receive all the materials they need to hold an election campaign in the school. What a wonderful learning experience for kids of all ages. The program is open to all elementary, middle and secondary schools. Once a teacher from a school registers, they will receive all the materials they need and the materials are tailored to the size of the school and grade level. Some schools invite their local candidates to come and speak to the students. This is a wonderful experience for the kids. They get to see that candidates are real people, not just figures on the TV news, on political blogs or on Facebook. They are people just like their moms and dads. When the students prepare for the visit they will pay closer attention to the issues that concern them. Elementary school kids might want to look at activity and ask how their candidates can help make their community sports more accessible. High See Schools page 34

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Recycled Patio Environmentally Friendly Furniture If you are looking for outdoor furniture to complete your patio, but you don’t want to spend a lot of time caring for it, you have just found the right product!

Recycled Patio has been in business in Squamish, BC since July 31, 2010, but it has been available in Ontario since 2008. They are the only licenced retailer for this line of maintenance free poly furniture west of Toronto. Their quality pieces of handcrafted furniture is made of 100% recycled plastic. The high density polyethylene raw material is derived from postconsumer bottle waste such as milk

containers. The material is cleaned in a decontamination process to a purity level of over 99% HDPE. It is

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then compounded into rigid board stock material; the resulting finished product containing over 90% recycled post-consumer waste by weight. Just to give you an idea, it takes the equivalent of 550 milk jugs to make one Adirondack chair. That’s about 55 pounds of plastic that would otherwise end up in our landfills. Recycled Patio’s fine outdoor furniture is built by an Amish family

in Pennsylvania, who has been building furniture for over 35 years. About 3 years ago, they were introduced to this recycled material, and because of its outstanding qualities they decided to replace their cedar with it. Built with the

This maintenancefree poly furniture is available in 14 colours. same craftsmanship as their wood furniture, poly furniture is maintenance-free furniture that can be left outside all year round. It requires no maintenance such as painting, scraping or staining and it is termite resistant. It will not weather from natural elements, and will not crack, splinter, warp

or rot. It does not promote bacterial growth or mildew and it will not absorb liquids. Because the plastic is pore-less, mould, mildew and algae cannot attach to it and water cannot get inside of it, so no contraction and expansion is possible. The furniture is assembled with stainless steel hardware, and the Amish actually use Canadian Robertson screws. For extra durability, the furniture is bolted together with ¼ inch stainless steel bolts. Last, but not least, the plastic is U.V. stabilized guaranteeing that the colours won’t fade over the years. The U.V. stabilizer and the colour pigmentation are added to the plastic as it is being melted, so the colour is through the entire piece and the stabilizer is inside the plastic; not sprayed on. Also, the U.V. stabilizer allows the chairs

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Cornerstone Landscape & Construction Group Ltd. Cornerstone is a home grown business that is redefining the client & contractor relationship while growing new divisions in excavation, masonry, and millworking. With over 25 years of experience and expertise in the building and landscaping industry cornerstone has gone from a small operation flourishing into a multi service based company for residential construction, renovations and landscaping. With a fleet of trucks servicing the North Shore, they are building custom homes and renovations, have added an excavation and trucking division and opened a new office, warehouse, and mill shop. They have recruited the best talent in certified journeymen carpenters, horticulturalists and stone masons offering their team a diverse range of projects, all this during an economic downturn. Cornerstone has earned a reputation for pride and quality in workmanship, accuracy with budgeting, reliability and range of services. Cornerstone’s clients benefit from a number of full service divisions with sub trades and designers working in unity to offer the highest standard of customer service available on the market today. With divisions specializing

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Backyard Composting: even more important than we thought! ELIZABETH LEBOE AND AMANDA VANTOL, North Shore Recycling Program (NSRP)

Almost Zero Waste “I can’t believe that my family of six only puts out one tiny bag of garbage each week!” Jennifer Read, her husband David and 4 children – Jared, Curren, Leah and Tanner – were one of 25 families participating in the North Shore Recycling Program’s composter diversion study to measure the amount of waste the average family can keep off the curb by composting. “We knew backyard composting was instrumental in reducing materials placed at the curb for collection and disposal,” says Elizabeth Leboe, Community Programs Coordinator at the NSRP, “but we’ve never had numbers to back up our estimates. Now we do!” Compared to an average North Shore household, study results show that a composting household, practicing smart purchasing habits, can reduce its garbage by a full can each week, reduce its yard-trimmings by half a can per week and keep a total of 437kg of organic materials off the curb per year! “Composting”, says Jennifer, “was a critical step moving us toward zero waste!”

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As Metro Vancouver strives to divert 70% of our region’s waste from disposal by 2015, it is increasingly important that we know just how much material we are generating and diverting.

In 2010, North Shore single-family households placed 19,409 tonnes of garbage and 10,638 tonnes of yard trimmings at the curb for collection; that’s about 3.3 cans at the curb per house each week.

“Metro Vancouver estimates that a backyard composter diverts 250kg from the curbside collection stream each year,” says Leboe “but in fact, no one has actually taken detailed measurements to determine the accuracy of that number.”

By composting their organics, our 25 families reduced their average weekly set-out to 1.7 cans, saving the municipality $35 in annual tipping fees (charges assessed to the municipality for taking materials to the transfer station). This “missing can-and-a-half” or $35 may not seem like much, but consider that there are over 23,000 households on the North Shore using composters.

Last year, the NSRP set out to measure exactly how much organic material a household with compost training can keep off the curb. Twenty-five families received hands-on training and followed the Composting in Bear Country guidelines jointly developed by the NSRP and the North Shore Black Bear Society (NSBBS). For 11 months in 2010, these generous and diligent families tracked their garbage and yard trimmings set-outs and actually weighed the food waste, lowquality household papers and yard trimmings that they added to their composts.

Jennifer Read and family with their total garbage for one week.

These households are keeping over 10,100 tonnes of organics off the curb each year and saving the North Shore municipalities over $800,000 annually. But, there are still another 15,000 single-family households that are not composting on the North Shore. Just imagine the reductions in truck trips to the transfer station and Cache Creek, tipping-fee savings and healthier gardens when more households start managing their own organics through composting! If you choose to become a household that starts composting your organics on site, we can help.

You Can Try It, Too! The most important steps to successful, bear-safe composting are to: aerate every time you add food to the bin; match the volume of kitchen scraps with an equal volume of high-carbon ‘browns;’ and never compost protein-rich foods in bear country. The easiest source of “brown” is fallen leaves hoarded in autumn. But torn-up newspaper, paper towels and napkins, tissue paper, cardboard egg cartons and toilet paper rolls are all low-quality household papers available yearround that will help you meet your compost’s carbon requirements.

Curren holding a graph of what we thought was composted and what we actually measured. The real key to composting in bear country is managing bear attractants: garbage, fruit trees, bird-feeders, dirty barbeques, outdoor freezers and pet food left outside. “By managing or removing bear attractants in your yard and composting effectively,” advises Christine Miller of the NSBBS, “you will decrease the amount of smelly garbage attracting bears to your neighbourhood.”

Help Getting Started It’s easy to start composting and, right away, you will notice a significant reduction in the garbage you carry to the curb. • Buy a municipally-subsidized compost bin and aerating tool (buyabin.northshorerecycling.ca) • Download our Composting in Bear Country brochure (bearcountry.gardensmart.ca) • Watch our 2-minute ‘how-to-compost’ videos (howto.northshorerecycling.ca) • Phone the Compost Hotline (604-736-2250) • Register for our May 28 Compost Workshop (gardensmart.ca) The NSRP and the NSBBS will be at the West Vancouver Spring Home Show. Drop by and we’ll show you how to compost safely in Bear Country. We challenge you to get closer to zero waste, just like the Read family!


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Young artist of the week David Nazar, 17, Sutherland secondary Art teacher: Dorothy Foster Favourite art: abstract and digital animation Favourite artist: Michelangelo Her teacher writes: David has developed personal imagery that is quite unique and imaginative. He has a great sense of colour and design. David is very focused on creating his art. Young Artists of the Week are selected from North Shore schools by Artists for Kids for displaying exceptional ability in their classroom artwork. For details, visit the website www. artists4kids.com.

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Ride the Midway at Park Royal: Park Royal will host the West Vancouver Police Family Carnival. Check out all the rides in the parking lot behind Extra Foods in the south mall. Partial proceeds

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of tickets go to youth programs in the District of West Vancouver. Fair schedule: April 14 and 15, 3-10 p.m.; April 16, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and April 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: www.shopparkroyal.com.

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

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THROW AN ENGLISH TEA PARTY with tasty baked goods See story PAGE 30

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Coq au vin a breadwinner

Deana Lancaster dlancaster@nsnews.com

IT was a moment unlike any other — a moment that changed the way I look at one of life’s inevitable edibles: the sandwich.

During a recent stay at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler, I sank into a comfy couch in the lounge late in the afternoon. I was hungry. I had spent the morning in the outdoors, making the most of the lodge’s spectacular environment, and now I was ready to dig into some hearty, rib-sticking lunch. I had already been knocked out of my socks by the care and creativity taken with food served throughout the resort: at Aura Restaurant, the Cure Lounge & Patio and Fix Café & Deli. Executive chef Tim Cuff and restaurant chef Owen Foster source ingredients locally, cure charcuterie in Nita Lake’s own kitchen, make ricotta cheese in house. Even the bread and pastries served with the lattés in Fix are baked on site. I was looking forward to something good, but I was still caught off guard by the game changer that is the Sandwich of Coq au Vin. This highrise beauty has succulent chicken mingled with tender veggies, laid out on dense, chewy ciabatta with

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THE Sandwich of Coq au Vin, made with succulent chicken and tender veggies (pictured above), is one of the many delicious dishes served at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler Creekside (below). Try making it at home with the recipe provided. house-cured back bacon and mushrooms. Even the crunchy green salad coated in tangy vinaigrette offered flavours and textures that balanced beautifully with the sandwich. I had not finished mopping up every bit of the juicy liquid with the bread before I started planning for my own version of this dish at home. First I tried making it with my own chicken in wine recipe. It didn’t compare. I sought out another and added some extra herbs and spices . . . still not as good. Finally, I managed to make use of my connections and got the actual recipe from restaurant chef Foster, on condition that I also share it with you. Its simplicity is genius. This deal works for me — this is a sandwich worth writing home about (or in my column, as the case may be). I hope you love it like I do, and

if you get the chance, sample it up at Nita Lake — it tastes even better there. Here it is.

Sandwich of Coq au Vin 4 bone-in whole chicken legs or 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

2 cups of good red wine fresh cracked pepper kosher salt 1 onion 1 head of garlic 2 ribs of celery 1 large carrot 1 bunch of aromatic fresh herbs (thyme, marjoram, oregano 1 bay leaf) 4 ciabatta buns, sliced in

half and buttered 8 slices smoked back bacon 4 tbsp mayonnaise The day prior to serving, cover the chicken with red wine in a plastic container and refrigerate for 24 hours. On day two, remove the chicken from the wine. Simmer the wine over medium heat and skim off the surface solids as they appear. Once it is fully skimmed and clear, add all the vegetables and herbs (not the salt or pepper though). Don’t fuss with the cuts too much. Just wash, peel and chop everything for this recipe. Pre-heat oven to 325 F. Pat the chicken dry on paper towel, and season all sides generously with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper. Heat a heavy bottom sauté pan large enough to fit all the pieces. In a thin film of very hot vegetable oil, brown the chicken, skin side first. Once chicken is wellcoloured, remove the pan from the heat and the chicken from the pan. Deglaze the pan with some of the simmering wine and reintroduce it back to the pot. Now, put all the chicken into the pot and cover. Braise in the oven for about 90 minutes or until it is falling apart from the bone. Strain the meat and vegetables from the liquid and set the liquid to reduce in a wide-bottom pot over high heat. Pick all the meat from the bones, careful to remove any knuckle bits or cartilage. If you like, the bones can go back into the reducing cooking liquid. Once the liquid is reduced to the point that any further would make it too salty, pour (strain) it over the chicken. Toast the bun in a warm pan, heat the bacon in the broiler, mayo both sides and pile the juicy Coq au Vin high. Makes four sandwiches. For more information about Nita Lake Lodge, visit www. nitalakelodge.com.

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Treats sweeten up tea time Angela Shellard

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kids’ stuff From page 27 snacks and activities. The next meeting will be April 15. Imagine and Explore — Amazing Pollinators: Children ages three to six accompanied by an adult will look for flowers and learn about the animals that help plants grow through a discovery walk, Saturday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration: 604990-3755. Info: www.dnv.org/ ecology/. Spring Music Festival: An interactive event for families with children ages five and under, Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.-noon at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. There will be music by Kerry BurkeandTheDayFrogLaughed puppet show presented by Elise Roberts. Fee: $5. Registration:

604-982-8300. Preschool Creative Ballet: The next session of beginner classes runs Thursdays, April 21-June 23, 3:30-4:15 p.m. at North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East Second St., North Vancouver. Fee: $75. Registration: 604-987-8138. Easter Craft Day: Children will be assisted in creating Easter Bunny bags, Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Centre Court at Park Royal, south mall. Appropriate for children under age 12. Growing Up Green: Children’s entertainer Pamela Sunshine will share her music and songs from her Growing Up Green CD, Sunday, April 24, 11 a.m. at Ambleside Park, West Vancouver. This is part of the Earth Run event. Info: www. earthrun.com/northshore. html. Questions, Questions — Caterpillar Crawlers: Children ages three to five accompanied

by an adult will discover how colourful caterpillars transform into beautiful butterflies through nature crafts, stories and outdoor exploration, Monday, May 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www.dnv.org/ecology/. Family Art, Play and Swim: Kids 18 months to six years old will play and create from noon to 1:30 p.m. and then feel free to hop in the pool at 1:30 p.m. for public swim, Saturdays at Ron Andrews Community Centre, 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $2. Info: www.northvanrec.com or 604-983-6508. Family Badminton Lessons: For beginners seven years and up in a family-friendly setting, Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Cost: $10 family, two adults and three children, $5.45 adults, $4.10 students/ seniors, $3.35 child, at the John Braithwaite Community

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A32 - North Shore News - Wednesday, April 13, 2011

PJ library brings home Jewish traditions THIS Passover, young families on the North Shore will connect with their Jewish roots through the PJ Library.

ways to incorporate their Jewish heritage into their daily lives. Mom, Stacey, says that whenever they choose a book from their book box, her 22-month-old daughter Aliya “always picks one of the PJ Library books first. Passover! (by Roni Schotter) is her current favourite. It’s helping us introduce Passover traditions and stories to her in a way that she can connect with. She can point to the Passover foods in the book and she’s even learning the Hebrew words for them, which is pretty cool. She’ll be able to recognize them when we’re at the seder (the traditional Passover meal). It’s been really helpful, because we’re at the point where we want to start our own holiday family traditions.” Books distributed by the PJ Library this Passover include Leslie Kimmelman’s fresh take on a classic: The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah, which includes Yiddish words and phrases, complete with a glossary and a recipe for matzah (unleavened bread traditionally eaten during Passover). Dinosaur on Passover, the third in the popular series of rhyming

The PJ Library (PJ for pyjamas) isn’t a library you visit; it comes to you. According to a release, the program — which is celebrating its first anniversary — sends free, high-quality, age-appropriate Jewish children’s books and music to families on a monthly basis, no strings attached. Locally, the PJ Library also hosts family story time events on a regular basis. The North Shore has a growing number of young families, many of whom are eligible for the program, the release states. Knowing that families read together in the quiet moments before bedtime, when kids are in their PJs and getting ready for sleep, Harold Grinspoon, the program’s founder thought, “Why not make these moments Jewish moments?” That idea was a perfect fit for the Levitt family, who was searching for

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books by Diane Levin Rauchwerger, is another PJ Library Passover favourite. Each book includes a guide to help parents and children connect with the Jewish themes and values reflected within. “The PJ Library resonates with a variety of families with young children, particularly those living far from the hub of Jewish services and organizations, and interfaith families for whom these books may be an especially important opportunity for connection to their heritage and to the Jewish community,” said Michael Fugman, Jewish Federation board chairwoman. This year, Passover coincides with the PJ Library’s first anniversary of operations in the Lower Mainland. The program currently serves 360 local families with children aged six months to five years. Registration is now open at www.jewishvancouver.com/ pjlibrary. Spots become available on a regular basis as children age out of the program.

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Schools hold student vote day From page 20

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on the platforms of each of the parties. One week before the actual election day, the schools hold a student vote day. On Student Vote Day, students take on the roles of deputy returning officers and poll clerks in order to organize their own polling stations. Identical to the official election process, students have the opportunity to vote on the local candidates in their electoral district. Once the ballots have been counted, each school submits their vote tallies to the Student Vote Returning Office. All results must remain confidential until the close of the official polls in the federal election. According to the information on the

website, the results are released publicly on Election Night, broadcast on TV and published in regional daily newspapers the following day. There isn’t much time to pursue this, so let’s see how many schools can join student vote and allow kids to learn about Canadian democracy by participating in the process. Kathy Lynn is a parenting expert who is a professional speaker, broadcaster, columnist and author of Who’s In Charge Anyway? and But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home. For information or to book Kathy for a speaking engagement, go to her website at www.ParentingToday.ca.

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NORTH Vancouver District Public Library has gone high definition.

The library is planning on purchasing titles of interest to children, teens and adults and is hoping to take advantage of the high-definition video and audio features of the Blu-ray format. Blu-ray discs are now available at all three district libraries: Lynn Valley, Capilano and Parkgate. — Ashley MacDonald

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Derek Eburne and Melissa Drewes Bruce and Daphne Eburne are thrilled to announce the marriage of their son Derek to Melissa Drewes, daughter of Mona and Mitchell Drewes. The wedding was held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 on the Sunshine Coast.

Carol and Don Bielby Carol and Don Bielby were married on April 15, 1961. Their famlly wishes them continued health and happiness on their 50th wedding anniversary.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

THIS WEEK Multi-media coverage at www. nsnews.com/sports includes Carson Graham Eagles vs. Vancouver College Fighting Irish in Senior Boys’ AAA Rugby, Sentinel Spartans vs. Carson Graham Eagles in Senior Girls’ AAA Soccer and the 2011 North Shore Sport Awards which took place April 5 at Park Royal North. 2011 Sun Run set for this Sunday, April 17 at 9 a.m.

SPORTS TICKER Follow updates for North Shore sports 24/7 on Twitter @ NSNewsSports. Go to www.nsnews. com/sports for more sports news and multi-media presentations of the week’s events.

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It’s a great way for hockey players to keep busy in the spring while building skills that cross over to the ice, said Chris Locher, president of the North Shore Minor Lacrosse Association. “The best players in a particular sport play different sports, then they bring the skills from other sports . . . and bring that to hockey,” said Locher. “When you have cross over sports that can really benefit a child. We find hockey players do very well playing lacrosse and quite often a hockey coach can tell who on his

team plays lacrosse.” He touted the experience of NHL players who played lacrosse, including Wayne Gretzky, local star Paul Kariya and Cliff Ronning, who currently coaches Lacrosse in the Lower Mainland. The league added a top-tier A1 team for the novice level and have built up the rosters so that there are now three or four teams in nearly every section. Teams compete not just on the North Shore, but across the Lower Mainland with usually one or two games as far as Abbotsford or Delta before the season wraps up in June, with provincials this year in July. It’s a short but fairly busy season, said Locher, as teams play a home and away game each week and usually squeeze in a practice. See Lacrosse page 41

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SPORT News briefs NAME THE SOCCER BUBBLE Construction of the new 30,000 square foot air-supported indoor training centre at Windsor secondary is in its final stages with inflation of the soccer bubble expected to take place between April 29 and May 8. After the dome is up the turf will be laid out and the games will begin. The training centre will be a shared-use facility between the North Shore Girls Soccer Club (NSGSC) and North Vancouver School District with hours of operation 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. In the run-up to the opening of the facility NSGSC is holding a contest to name the facility. Go to www.nsgsc.com to enter the Name the Bubble Contest. CYPRESS HOSTING RACERS The Cypress Ski Club hosts the Teck Coast Zone Finals for alpine ski racers from ages 10 through 16 at Cypress Mountain this weekend, April 15-17. More than 200 racers from Whistler, Mount Washington, Hemlock, Manning Park, Mount Seymour, Grouse and Cypress are participating in this final event of the season. Awards ceremonies will take place at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate racers’ achievements. For more information on the event visit www.cypressskiclub.com. WRESTLERS COMPETE IN WINDSOR Abdul Mohammad (63 kilograms), representing the Capilano Wrestling Club, was second in the Juvenile Freestyle and first in Juvenile Greco-Roman at the National Cadet/Juvenile Wrestling Championships. The competition took place at the University of Windsor, Ont. April 7-10. Other Capilano club wrestlers who participated included Dallan Bhatti (54 kg) who was fourth in Cadet Freestyle and Tom Scott (58 kg) who came sixth in Juvenile Greco-Roman. NIGERIAN TEAM VISITS NORTH SHORE The girlsCAN Soccer Foundation is bringing a Nigerian team of female high school players to play in the Western Canada Soccer Showcase which begins next week. Taylor’s Crossing is hosting a silent auction and overall celebration of their trip Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m. All proceeds will go directly to the visiting squad and the girlsCAN project in Nigeria. For more details go to girlscanfoundation.org. — John Goodman

U14’s face off in finals at Hollyburn

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ONTARIO’S Alejandro Tabilo defeated Harrison Scott, from Alberta, 7-5, 6-1 in the Boys’ Champions Flight of the Under 14 Indoor Rogers Junior National Championships at West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Country Club April 10. The girls’ side featured two players from Ontario with Charlotte Petrick taking the match 6-3, 6-1 over Nikki Carnovale. Canada’s best young tennis players, including 20 from B.C., participated in the tournament last week. For complete results, visit www.lovemeansnothing.ca/events/non-professional-events/rogers-junior-nationals.

North Vancouver FC How do you look after 3400 boys? With the help of over 1000 volunteers, who make North Vancouver FC a great soccer club! Because of you, 3400 boys who love soccer have the chance to learn and play the game in their own community. Thank you - Your hard work provides our players with the best soccer experience possible! NVFC also thanks the volunteers who work in our partner organizations and local community soccer clubs. Together, we are all making an important difference. We are proud to share your love of the beautiful game!

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Depending on whether it’s tier A, B or C, teams range from competitive to more recreational in the case of beginners, said Locher. One A2 Peewee team has already logged their 50th practice in the box at Inter River Park in North Vancouver — including some early January scrimmages in rain and snow — with their sights set on provincials. The league has been in a rebuilding mode since the demise of the professional Vancouver Ravens in 2004. The National Lacrosse League team played three seasons in the city before folding, which coincided with a big boost in registration, but that fell back again in the years that followed. “Our registration almost doubled because kids would see it on television, they would go to games, it was very exciting. We had this big bubble of kids in our system,” said Locher. “At one point we had five teams in each age group when the Vancouver ravens were here, and now we’ve come down as low as two teams in each age group, and we’re starting to build again.” He said the sport is unmatched for hand-eye coordination, in particular how it’s played not just in two dimensions but in three, with a bouncing ball and overhand shots. Locher also praised the strong history of the game on the North Shore, especially with the Squamish and TsleilWaututh First Nations and the North Shore Indians team that dates back to the early 1900s. Locher himself played as a kid, and now coaches his son in the novice division. There are no girls-specific teams on the North Shore, however girls are welcome in the regular league and several play, said Locher. As well, players can still play on girls’ teams in Burnaby, though they have to go through the North Shore association first. On a related note, Locher also took the time to give a thank you to volunteers who help run the league, but it was Locher himself who took the spotlight at the North Shore Sport Awards last week. He was awarded for his volunteer work with the lacrosse league, which aside from acting as president, he also volunteers as the novice division coordinator, the mini-tyke division co-ordinator and head coach for the novice A1 team. “My kids got a big kick out of it, seeing their dad up on the stage getting an award,” he said. For more information visit the league’s website is www. nor thshoreminorlacrosse. com.

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COOPER - M. Florence May 25, 1911 - March 31, 2011 Florence loved life into her hundredth year. Her energy was an inspiration to us. Flo was predeceased by her dear Roy, helpmate of 56 years. She leaves sisters Bea Lowen of Winnipeg; Frances (Pat) Johanson of Duncan, daughter Darci, & Derek Cash, grandchildren Trevor & Deardre (Chris). Valerie and David Hignell, grandchildren Lisa (Matt) Bryan (Verlaine). Flo will be missed by her 8 greatgrandaughters, her loving extended family & friends. Every one so important! Florence grew up in a farming family near Watrous, Saskatchewan. She trained 1934-37 proudly wearing her Saskatoon City Hospital cap until her 65th birthday and retirement from the Vancouver General. Flo was a founding member of the Vancouver SCH Alumnae Assoc. Flo toll painted, created quilts, sewed napkins by the hundreds, then bibs for Evergreen House. She worked alongside Roy until his death in 2000, transforming their living spaces and building gardens. Flo “retired” to Cedarview Lodge in her 97th year. She so enjoyed the arts program. Flo was welcomed by Oak Lane staff, and was eased out of this world by the caring staff in Pine Forest. We are ever so grateful. Gratitude and blessings from Darci and Valerie also to Patti Knapik and Marjorie Spani, for your generous devotion to Flo. Join us at a Remembrance and Tea: Lions Gate Hospital Cafeteria, April 28th, 2-4pm. HENDERSON, James Bo Miller In loving memory of James Bo Miller Henderson - Born February 17, 1921, predeceased by his beloved wife Elise, he passed on peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital, April 3rd, 2011. Jim was a very proud World War Two Veteran who will be sadly missed by his family and many friends; he will always be remembered for his gentle, loving nature,his amazing smile and his love of life. A reception will be held in Jim’s honour on: April 25, 11:30 AM @ 1188 Parkgate Ave. North Vancouver BC.

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MATKOVICH - Doreen Beverley October 13, 1941 - April 11, 2011 After a courageous six year battle with breast cancer a very special angel passed from this world to her rightful place in heaven on April 11, 2011. Doreen (nee Wagner) was born to Walter and Jean Wagner on October 13, 1941 in Central Butte, Saskatchewan. Doreen is survived by her husband of 46 years and best friend John, son David, daughter Leanne, her mother Jean (age 95), brother Gary/Diane, sister Shirley/Frank, brother/sister in law George/ Irene, sister in law Mary, nephews, nieces and many friends. Her father Walter passed away in 2010 at the age of 92. Doreen graduated from nursing school in Saskatoon in 1962. She moved to Vancouver in 1963 with plans to go to San Francisco to work as a nurse. She was intercepted by John and on May 22, 1984 they were married. Doreen leaves behind many great friends. They will all miss her great smile, kind words and willingness to help at any time. The service will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 10:30am at Gloria Dei Church, 1110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver. We would like to thank the staff at Lions Gate Hospital especially Dr. Klimo’s Oncology clinic. We would also like to thank Dr. Parmar and his Naturopathic clinic in Fort Langley. Donations can be made in Doreen’s name to the Oncology clinic at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver.

ROWAT - Leslie June 3, 1964 – April 9, 2011 It is with extreme sadness we announce the passing of our beautiful Leslie. After a 2 ½ year battle against leukemia, she left peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. Leslie is survived by her father Lyle Rowat, mother Shirley Rowat and husband Cameron McMillen, son Christopher Rowat (Amanda), daughter Robyn McMillen; her brothers Rob (Jan), Rick (Donna), Brad (Cindy), along with many loving aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and one great niece; the McMillen family and many close friends. Leslie was predeceased by close friend Lynn Duggan in 1993 and remained close to the Duggan family. (Thank Cheryl and Kim). Leslie was born on the North Shore and raised in Lynn Valley. She developed and enduring love for the care and handling of horses and was happiest working and caring for her “Trooper”, her and Robyn’s quarterhorse. He sadly passed in 2010. Leslie worked for London Drugs Photo department for 25 years and was very fond of all of her co-workers. A very special thanks to the nurses and doctors at VGH staff at 7West. Also a huge thank you to the volunteer drivers from the Masons. A celebration of Leslie’s life will be held at Lynn Valley Legion, 1630 Lynn Valley Road at 10:00am, Sunday, April 17, 2011.

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SCHWAB - Valarie Nina Delores Passed away March 31, 2011. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our mom. Valarie Schwab passed away on March 31, 2011 at 11:55pm at St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver with her four children, Bob, Roy, Leigh and Beau by her side. She was a passionate, caring and loving mother who was also our friend. She will be missed greatly. It was our mother’s request that no service be held, however a wake in her honor will take place on May 1st. in North Vancouver. For details, please call 604-809-2328. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Red Cross or The Heart and Stroke foundation in her name. Thank you.

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ARTS AND CULTURE WEEK is on until the 16th! Get out and enjoy a gallery walk, performance or exhibition in your school or community. www.bcartsweek.org

Announcements

ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further Cash Compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1-877-988-1145 now. Free service!

CLYDE SMALL MOTORS Is Alive and Well

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL! Come & See us at

1347 Ambleside Lane, West Van or call 604-926-2120

WAINWRIGHT - Margaret Alexa 12th August 1922 – 7th April 2011 Margaret was born of Canadian parents in Seattle, USA and was five when she returned with her mother Janet Hall Stout to New Westminster, Canada. She received her education in New Westminster and U.B.C. In 1943, she met her future husband, Edwin Wainwright of Sheffield, England. Edwin was doing his flying training out of Boundary Bay and Abbotsford Airports for the RAF. Margaret sailed for England in 1946 while Edwin was sailing home from India. They met in Liverpool on the 5th of November and married in Tinsley Parish Church on the 30th of November of the same year. They returned to Canada shortly after this and his work with Crown Zellerbach called New Westminster, Calgary, Vancouver, San Francisco and West Vancouver home over the years. Margaret did seven years of auxiliary service at Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame, CA and twenty five years at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, which included seven years as treasurer of the gift shop. Margaret leaves behind her husband, Edwin and daughters, Janet Vise and Margaret Slack, together with grandchildren and great grandchildren, also nieces Caroline Ogilivie and Alison Colledge in England and Nancy Van Veen in Kamloops. She also leaves behind many friends and will be sorely missed for her ready smile and kindly ways. Our thanks go out to Dr. Jennie Shaw and all the staff at North Vancouver Hospice. There will be no service by request, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. WILLIAMS, Alfred ‘Bruce’ ‘Mister B’ Dec. 11, 1953 - April 7, 2011 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear brother Alfred ‘Bruce’ Williams. He will be deeply missed by his Auntie Stella Newman; brothers Ralph Robert Williams Sr., Arthur Jerry Williams, Clayton Anthony Williams and John Dennis Williams (Rose); sisters Rita Muller and Elizabeth Annette Knudsen; many, many loving relatives and dear friends. Bruce’s pleasant smile and grace will be missed by all his customers at Pete’s Fruit Stand. Bruce was well known by our Squamish Nation families for attending every event, celebration and funerals. A prayer service will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm and a funeral service on Wednesday April 13, 2011 at 10:00 am, both at St. Paul’s Indian Catholic Church, 424 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC.

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NOW HIRING Exp. Gardener Must have Plant Knowledge! Excellent Wages Paid! Career oriented F/T permanent positions available. 604-802-5272

BC Wireless, an authorized Rogers Retailer is looking for individuals who are passionate about sales & helping customers. We offer monthly commission, Bonus incentives & extended health care coverage. Basic Qualifications: 6 months of retail sales & customer service experience. Proven ability to recommend & close the sale. Preferred Qualifications: Experience selling wireless services. Email: manager@gorogers.ca or fax 604-983-3320.

Canadian Valley Growers requires a Vendor Rep to service their product in a big box retail store in Squamish ● Some knowledge of plants required ● Heavy lifting required ● Seasonal part time $14.00 to $15.00 per hour Please send resumes to Canadian Valley Growers Fax: 604-857- 0666 or mail to Box 1330, Aldergrove, BC V4W 2V1

NEED EXTRA INCOME

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

778-968-4400

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CITI TRENDS INC is looking to work alongside individuals who have: Brilliant Customer service and interpersonal skills. No experience as we will offer full informative workshops for †applicants. No matter what your career goal, you have to start somewhere. Enjoy the dealing with people but not able to advance or progress in your career? No Worries! We are looking for professional applicants who are available for immediate starts.Do you have good communication skills? Looking for an immediate start? Send resume to hr@cititrendinc.com or cititrendinc@gmail.com.

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• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene@valleytraffic.ca HOMEWORKERS GET paid daily! Now Accepting: Simple Full/ Part Time Data Entry & Online Computer Related Work is available. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.BCWOC.com

Shipper / Receiver / Light Warehouse

We are a bike parts distributor located in North Vancouver, looking to fill a junior warehouse position on a permanent, fulltime, (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) basis. Applicants should have the desire and maturity to work efficiently under minimal supervision. Experience in the bike industry is an asset. Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@orangesport supply.com

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LOST BROWN wallet with I.D’s. in N. Van. .' Reward. call 604- 247-0345 or 604-761-3718 LOST - FULL DVD CASE, March 6th, approx 29th & Lonsdale, 604-831-8462. Reward

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LOST CAT 'Kobe' small older (20yrs) black & white, on medication, 1000 blk Calverhall St. Pls check garages & sheds! Last seen Tues Apr 5th 604-984-8916 PAIR OF eyeglasses, (burnt orange) found at fountain 14th & Lonsdale, Apr 8. (604) 987-8743 to claim. PHONAK HEARING Systems hearing aid. Found in the Grand Boulevard area March 30 - 31st. 604-971-1732

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CAPILANO AUDI is looking to fill the following permanent position:

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Position requires a valid BC drivers license & a clean drivers abstract. Work schedule of 5 days/ week. Experience an asset but not required. We provide a competitive remuneration package, comprehensive benefit plan and a friendly working environment. Please send your resume to: Capilano AUDI 813 Automall Drive North Vancouver, V7P 3R8 or email: susan@capvwaudi.com No phone calls please.

THE MAIDS

f/t & p/t jobs immediately. Experience not required, training in English or Spanish. Paid drive time, drivers licence an asset. Please send resume to: employmentmaids@telus.net or fax 604-987-6087

Req’d for a Bby health facility. F/T & P/T positions, to work days and evenings. Alternate Model Of Care-Dementia experience is preferred. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. Class 4 License pref. Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume: 1-250-861-3112 karen.petlikau@ advocarehealth.com

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Experienced cook (western and oriental food) for North Vancouver school cafeteria. Hours: 10 am to 6:30 pm. Apply before April 22, with resume & two references to

k_fung@bodwell.edu or fax to 604-924-5058

THE TOMAHAWK Vancouver’s oldest restaurant, voted best breakfast 18 years in a row, seeks.

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FULL TIME DENTAL & RECEPTIONIST REQUIRED For state of the art dental practice in North Van. Must possess 1 year minimum dental office exp. Email to: dentalopportunity@shaw.ca

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MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126.

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BILINGUAL ADMIN ASSISTANT Russian & English required. At least 5 years work experience. Half time to start in May 2011 and full-time in Sept. Apply before April 25 with resume & two professional references to: cathylee@bodwell.edu or fax to 604-924-5058 PART TIME SECRETARY Some office experience required. Call Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm. Call 604-988-6181.

PART/TIME BOOKKEEPER/ ADMINISTRATOR

wanted for a small North Shore based construction company. One person office, wide variety of tasks, fully responsible for all bookkeeping duties up to year end. Couple of days a week preferably Thursday and/or Friday. Please send resume to 1234breakawayadmin@ gmail.com with why you want part-time work and why you want to work for a small company, as well as salary expectations.

Office Personnel

OFFICE HIRING MATERNITY LEAVE REPLACEMENT

Full-time Office Assistant position. Great phone manner and ability to multi task is necessary. Please fax a cover letter and resume to 604-986-2552

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PRODUCE MANAGER. Jasper Super A is currently recruiting for a Produce Manager. Reporting directly to the Store Manager, the Produce Manager is responsible for all aspects of operating a successful produce department including, scheduling, ordering, receiving, merchandising, gross margins, sales ratios, expense controls, and supervising the produce department. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are essential. Previous produce experience will be considered an asset. TGP offers a competitive compensation and benefit package as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. If you have the skills and abilities to meet our expectations and want to progress with a dynamic organization, please forward your resume: Jasper Super A, P.O. Box 818, 601 Patricia Street, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0. Fax 780-447-5781. Email: humanresources@tgp.ca.

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MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE. Our “World Class Acreage Development” is seeking a highly motivated individual to represent our company. The successful candidate must be self-motivated and very resourceful. Please send resume to: kyle@regalridge.com; www.regalridge.com

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SOUTH ROCK LTD. is hiring Milling Personnel, Paving Personnel (Pavers, Rollers, Packers), General Labourers (Screed, Raker, Flag), Heavy Duty Mechanic. Experience with asphalt preferred. Valid drivers licence required; careers@southrock.ca Fax 403-568-1327 www.southrock.ca THINK BIG! Heavy Equipment Service Technician Training. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma and a mechanical aptitude required. On-campus residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

AUDI BRAND SPECIALIST Capilano Audi requires a motivated, positive and enthusiastic professional to join our top-performing sales team at our new North Vancouver location. We are in particular seeking an Audi Brand Specialist to help address the needs of our ever-growing clientele. Therefore, previous sales experience and fluency in Mandarin are strong assets. Also required: • A valid BC Drivers License • A clean driver’s abstract We provide an extremely competitive remuneration with six-figure income earning potential to top-performers and an opportunity for career growth within a highly established brand.

Please email your resume to: susan@capvwaudi.com No phone calls please

Excellent skill with computer accounting and payroll systems is essential. Send resumes to L. Gray by April 22. e-mail: lgray@ratcliff.com or fax: 604-988-1452

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GARAGE DOOR REVOLUTION. The amazing rolling garage door is now available in Canada. Quiet. Safe. Attractive. Space Saving. And competitively priced. Check it out at garador.ca or call 1-877-765-2367. Mention “Community” and receive an automatic 10% off.

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RENO SALE! large office desk and hutch $400, large oak antique wardrobe with mirror $500, 2 light fixtures $100 OBO, call for details 604-779-8907 ˜ Band/Chainsaw SAWMILLS N SPRING SALE n˜ Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT WEIGHT LIFTING equipment, bench, squats, arms, etc. Lots of weight $350. 604-980-6487

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93-NORTH SHORE Mothers of Multiples Kids Swap Sale, Saturday, April 16, 9:30-noon at St. David’s United Church, West Van

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Music Instruments Pearl Forum Drum Kit (Black With Chrome Hardware) 12x9 Tom Drum 13x10 Tom Drum 16x16 Floor Tom Drum 22x16 Bass Drum Comes With Bass drum claw hook and tension rods have been upgraded. Set of legs for floor tom and bass drum, Gibraltar tom arms, and a basic Gibraltar kick pedal. $300.00 604-808-6223

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9-DRAWER CHEST 59'x32'x16', hall stand cupboard 55'x28'x16' (604) 929-8873 . You pick up. DISHWASHER, MAYTAG, builtin, black glass face. Baby carseat, 2 strollers, all free for pickup..call 604-985-6581 DOORS, 6 interior, laundry tub, incl taps, bathroon sink and tub. Free for p/u. call 604-904-9305

STEEL BUILDING SALE... SPECIALS from $4 to $11/sq.ft. Great pricing on ABSOLUTELY every model, width & length. Example: 30x40x14 NOW $7995.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800-668-5422.

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

SCHNOODLES (SCHNAUZER X Poodle) $699. For more information please visit our website www.theurbanpuppyshop.com 604-736-0557

Cats

PLEASE ADOPT Cleo! She is a wonderful 3 year old female tortoise shell cat. She seems to be good with other laid back cats, and would be fine with a cat friendly dog. Cleo would do well in a adult oriented home or home with older children. She has been here for too long and we would really like to find this special girl her forever home. Please contact u s f o r m o r e i n f o @ th e Tsawwassen Animal Hospital 604-943-9385

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4060 STANDARD POODLE Black Male 8 weeks old from Champion, fully health tested parents. Raised in home with children, dogs & cats. Crate trained, leash trained, knows all basic commands. 604-986-6193

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

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SHELTIE PUPS, Reg’d, shots, tatoo, dewormed, 4 fem, sable, fam raised. $700. 604-526-9943

SOFT COATED Wheaton Terrier, inc, first shot and deworming, non shedding, $1100. 604 533-8853

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Holistic Wellness Pet Show and the Vancouver Courier invite you to enter the

Email your pet’s photo to contest@vancourier.com. Include your pet’s name and a brief description, your name and contact information. We’ll upload your pet’s photo to the Vancouver Courier and your community newspaper websites’ photo galleries for the world to see. Contest deadline is April 20

NOTE: HOUSEHOLD AUCTIONS HELD EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 6 PM FOR MORE DETAILS AND PHOTOS VISIT: www.lovesauctions.com

LOVE’S AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS LTD. 2720 No. 5 Road, Richmond, B.C.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Chester Allison Johnson otherwise known as Chester A. Johnson and Chester Johnson, deceased, formerly of 980 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executors c/o Owen Bird Law Corporation, P.O. Box 49130, 29th Fl, 595 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V7X 1J5, on or before the 6th day of May, 2011, after which date the Estate’s assets will be distributed having regard only to the claims that have been received. Doreen Violet Johnson, Garfield Chester Johnson and Robin C. Macfarlane, Executors. Owen Bird Law Corporation, Solicitors

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North Van Apt. Rentals

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1 BR, 3rd top flr May 15, 17th & Lonsdale, hardwood, ns, no pets $880 incl heat, 604-984-9367 1 br $890, Lonsdale & 21st, hardwood, quiet bldg, np, hw, heat, prkg May. 1, 604-990-4088 1 BR 8th flr, Lower Lonsdale, blcny, quiet bldg, nr bus, rec ctre June 1st. $925 incl heat/hw, gated prkg, ns, np, 604-987-1715 1 BR avail May 1, $865 central Lonsdale, suit quiet person(s), np, ns, 604-320-9238 1 BR, bsmt, Edgemont, suits 1 quiet, n/s, n/p, $750 incl heat/ light, laundry, 604-986-6235 1 Br. large, $825 1 Br. large, new carpet, $865, both: brick patio, now or May heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg, no pets, 1 yr lease. 310 East 2nd, 604-837-0956 1 BR, large, $850. avail May 1, Near Hospital & Safeway, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 1 yr lease 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922 1 BR. large, $870. mountain view, now or May 1st. Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802

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1 BR lrg, MOVE IN ALLOWANCE, Avail now, quiet/ clean blding. Rent Starts $1025. Incls Ht/Hw. N/P, N/S, 1 yr lse, Cable/Park extra. 604-985-4272

1 BR view, incld heat hw & cable, now, fully renod, upper Lonsdale, large, ns, np, 604-987-8807

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2 BR 2 bath, exquisite new reno upper Lonsdale, hardwood, ns, np, immed, $1295, 604-904-7545 2 BR, 2 bath, fp, avail now. 1 yr lease, 125 W 19th, no pets, coin wd, 778-554-0537 2 BR, 2 bath, nr NS Winter Club, excellent amens, ns np, 55+, May 1st. $1500. 604-929-5459 2 BR bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. $1300, 604-618-8338 2 BR, Central Lonsdale, Newly Renovated, 2nd floor, h/w floors, new appliances, heat & hotwater included. No pets, $1400. Dodwell Strata Management. 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264

2 BR garden apt, newly reno’d, pool balcony, cable, heat, prkg, fp family complex. upper Lonsdale, np. $1045, May 1, 604-987-8814 2 BR, hardwood flrs, $1180 np, ns, avail May 1, 225 East 12th 604-786-3405 2 BR. large, $1095 corner, f/p, Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802 2 BR Large $1125, Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. 920 sf, drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl., Lynn Valley 604- 987- 4922 2 BR large 1st flr E. 10th, nr Lons. $1040incl heat/cable, ns, np, refs well kept quiet bldgMay 1, suit quiet tenant(s) 604-317-7425 2 BR quiet adult bldg, May 1st. Reno’d bath, kitchen, carpet, paint. Gated prkg ug, np, ref’s, applications for 1 yr lse. $1180 Lower Lonsdale. 604-985-3374

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Beautiful Views

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121 W 20th 1BR, main flr. hardwood, heat & hw incl’d, 1 yr lease np, $1000, now, 604-681-2521

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MOUNTAINVIEW VILLAGE in quiet end location. Family oriented complex in East Abby. Has outdoor pool, club house, playground, pets allowed. This UPDATED 3 BR, 3 bath feels like a home. Spacious mn flr offering eating area/computer space off the remodeled kitchen w/new modern cabinet fronts & hardware, counters, tile floor & appls. Nice dining rm w/slider to private yard & patio. Good size living rm w/gas fireplace w/lam flrs. 3 BR up master has ensuite & walk in closet. Double side by side garage. Painted in trendy colours & close to visitor parking. Great place to call home! Easy access to Hwy 1, shopping, parks, and all levels of schools. $284,900. Call Pamela Stadnik, Remax Treeland Realty, 604-533-3491

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355 E 12th St, North Van $849,000 - Duplex potential. 40 x 147 lot. 4 bdrm, 2 baths, 2 kitchens. 751 Plymouth Dr, North Van $779,000 - 69 x 127 lot. West facing, 5 bdrm, 2 baths, 2 kitchens. See pictures & floor plans at www.takrealtor.com Richard Tak, Prudential Sussex 604-880-3556

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heat h/water ns np 604-323-4467 EXEC 2 br & den condo. 152 East 12th St near Lonsdale. 1100 sqft, 7 appl, 2 baths, gas f/p, sec prkg, wood floors, large patio. $1900 Immed or May 1. Century 21 Prudential. 604-232-3039

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LYNN VALLEY, 2 BR, top flr, d/w, cat ok, avail now $1250, 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

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2BR, Manager Special, $1045, Central Lons, patio, carpet, n/p, 160 E 20th. NOW, 604-988-3227

TIME BUILDING, 155 W 1st St, Great views, Designer colours make this 2 br & 2 bath, 1150 sq ft Lower Lonsdale top flr condo ideal. Granite counter & SS appls, np ns, $2300. 1 prkg + storage. Avail May 1. Tim 604-925-3171

326 WEST 1st St. 1 bdrm $775 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916

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WOODCROFT, big 2 br, 1 1/2 ba, 2 balconies, bright, security, rec facility. $1375 incl 604-813-7312 WOODCROFT- STUDIO PATIO, newer paint & carpet, rec facil, n/s prkg, n/p, $740 incl 778-865-7455

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North Van Apt. Rentals

WOODCROFT. Large, updated 1 BR. $1,025/mo incl heat, h/w, u/g prkg, gated security. Pemberton bldg. Avail May 1. 604-953-0952 WOODCROFT - Whitecliff Bldg, 16th flr, 2 BDRM, North facing, mtn view, rec ctre, pool. May 15. n/s n/p 604-988-6227, 318-0800

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West Van Apt. Rentals

2025 BELLEVUE Ave W.V. Oceanview 1 Br, cat OK, Senior Discount. 604-913-0734

1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA 2 BR - Avail May 15 From $2050/mo. Fully Reno’s, granite countertops, Breathtaking ocean view, new appls, d/w, ne 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.

AMBLESIDE TOWER Studio. 1 BR & 2 BR’s avail. Move in Bonus. Excellent views, rents incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms on premises. Walk to beach & shops. 1552 Esquimalt . 604-922-8443

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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 DUCHESS 590 - 17th St 1 Br d/w, n/p, n/s. Avail May1st. By appt. 604-926-1010 GARDEN BACH. furnished $790 bright clean private, kitchenette, suit 1 ns, np, need car, Hwy 1 & Cypress, Immed. 604-922-3004 Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287 PARK TERRACE 1766 Duchess Ave. Penthouse - beautiful view, 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, d/w. May 1st, $2,405/mth, no pets. Call for appt. 604-926-3493

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Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM LIKE new suite in new house, 5 new appls, nr Edgemont Village, n/p, n/s, inclds heat/light, $1000 avail now. 604-830-7734 1 BR suite, Norgate, 6 appls, own entry, quiet, $950/mo & 1/3 utils, avail immed. 604-985-0913 2 BR beautiful garden level, Eagle Harbour, W.Van, 4 appl, f/p, May 1, ns, np, $1180 + 1/2 util. 604-921-7281, 604-921-9667

5 BDRM, 2 bath, 2 kitchen, 21st & Chesterfield, ns, np, ref’s, $2,200 May 1st. 604-904-9507

2 BR bsmt suite above ground, 1100sf, own wd, fp, Dollarton area, cov’d prkg, ns, np, $1300, avail May 1, 604-727-8148

5 BR, 2.5 bath, 2 level, Ballantree Rd. W. Van. 3385 sf, new reno’d, hardwood, 2 fp, avail Apr 15, ns, np, $3650, 604-469-1148

2 BR garden ste, Grand Blvd, bright, quiet, shared wd, near transit, n/s, n/p, $1180 incl h/hydro, refs, May 1. 604-990-9610, t

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Duplexes - Rent

3 BR, nice, large, 2 bath, central Lonsdale, garage, yard, ns, np, $2300, 604-983-8502

6522

Furnished Accommodation

1 BR, $1,200 Central Lonsdale Super fully furn May 1st 1 prkg, small pet ok, n/s. Call Soffia Remax Crest. 604-720-8324

★★★★★★★★★★

2 BR, Westlynn furn tv, kit & i/net. cbl, np$1350incl util 604-987-2691

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, 1, 2 br p/house 604-987-2691

www.vancouvershortstay.com

5-6 BDRM, 2 full baths, deck, large fenced yard, all appl, Centennial Hill area, N/S N/P, $3500+ util, May 1. 604-721-2176 DEEP COVE, view, 2500sf, 4 br +den, 2 bath, $2500+utils, ns, np, 604-929-4110 evenings 7-9

DEEP COVE waterfront cottage 2 br f/p, new hardwood, lrg sundeck garage, ns $2375 604-929-5191 *RENT TO OWN*

Abbotsford- 3262 Clearbrook Rd. HOUSE with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. Mortgage helper. Walk to all Schools and other amenities. Only $1,598/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 or (604) 657-9422 www.wesellhomesbc.com

West Van, 4 Br, 2 bath, 2 car garage, bright & central loc. N/P, $4600, for details: 604-319-7674

WESTHILL LUXURIOUS Executive 4 BR 5 bath, pool $5995 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

6590

Rooms

FURNISHED ROOM, own bath, quiet, N/S, no drinking, no pets, $600 inclusive. 604-700-6361

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

FURN. BACH. suite in Norgate. Avail May 1st. 6mths min. NS NP $850 incl. 604-986-5941

1 BR IN spacious home for n/s female. Furn or unfurn, internet, w/d, $495 incl. 604-980-2106

Grand Manor Guest House/Apt. Accom - day ★ week ★ month Furn rooms & apts, ns np grandmanor.net 604-988-6082

ROOM IN 3 br home, Lower Lonsdale, view, nr bus & Seabus, $550 incl net, ph & hydro, ns np 604-984-6281, 778-708-0501

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

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

TEEPEE CONSTRUCTION Ultra Mini Excavator Can access areas as narrow as 2’ 3’’ Concrete breaking, underpinning, trenching, stump removal, rock placement, landscaping 604-802-1156 604.649.1213 CEL 604.984.2313 Res/comm, Excavating, Bobcat, Trucking, Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Drainage, Landscaping. Hrly/Contract. Free Estimates.

2 BR spacious suite, Seymour River, recent paint, fenced yard, patio, pantry, d/w, stone f/p, ns np $1280. 604-913-3109

2 BR suite in new house. Riverside Dr, Ground level with patio, 10’ ceilings, f/p, 1000 sq ft, insuite laundry, $1500 per mo + util. avail immed, no dogs, 604-929-4824

8090

Fencing/Gates

Affordable Fencing & Decking Quality workmanship for 25 yrs. on the N. Shore, 604-929-6669

NORTH SHORE FENCES

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1991 ASTON Martin, 1-owner, all orig., only 27,000 km, immac. $45,000. 604-987-3876. D24627

9125

6605

Townhouses Rent

sthis 3 BR t/house in quiet complex, 1.5 baths, fenced patio, pool, playground, near bus & shops, $1650+utils, Dollarton & Seymour. immed. 604-929-6024

6615

SERVICE MAGIC Affordable. Serving North Shore since 1978. Mike 604-783-9558

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

8100

Fireplaces

PRO GAS - North Shore Gas fireplaces. Repair & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

MARINE DR exposure, approx 2500 sf, suits auto service, $16/sf triple net, avail now 604-889-4551

DUST-FREE REFINISHING M & L Floors. BBB member. www.mlfloors.ca 778-988-4231

Ads continued on next page

9130

1986 CHEV Gruman. Propane. Step van style. This is an ex-tool truck. $5,500 obo. 604-607-7711

From Classic to Modern

TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Hands-on training for street, offroad, dual sport bikes. Write 1st year apprenticeship exam. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview

9145

604 628 9044

The North Shore’s Best for 35 Years

Call Ted (anytime)

604-984-7714 2007 Acura RDX Turbo SH AWD, local, only 50k, balance of factory warranty, exceptional condition. $25,850 2005 Toyota 4 Runner Sport Edition, V8, AWD, side steps, auto, alloys, moon roof, 97k, immaculate. $22,850

2007 Volvo V50 T5 Station Wagon, moonroof, leather, auto, only 41,600kms, immaculate. $19,850

Find it online: http://classified.van.net

9160

Sports & Imports

1998 MAZDA Protage, auto, silver, 4 door, good condition $2500. 604-376-5512

Rare Diesel 1999 Mercedes Benz E300 Turbo Diesel, only 126k, local, one owner, complete MB service history, truly exceptional. $17,850 2002 Toyota 4 Runner SR5, 4x4, 123k, auto, a/c, pwr windows, local, alloys, hard to find. $13,850 Only 57,000kms 2004 Mercedes Benz C240 Classic, Auto, alloys, a/c, local, one owner, excellent value. $14,850 Special $12,850 Only 81,000kms 1998 BMW Z3 Convertible, 6 cyl, 5 spd, alloys, very well serviced, a must see. $12,850

Scrap Car Removal

Visit our website @ www.surreyscrap.com Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

Sports & Imports

2003 BMW X5 3.0 AWD, Only 70k, just serviced, new Michelin tires, exceptional condition. $19,850

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

LEARN SMALL ENGINE REPAIR. Hands-on training on ATV’s, snowmobiles, personal watercraft. Excellent Instructors and shop equipment. On-campus residences. Write apprenticeship exams. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882 gprc.ab.ca/fairview

9160

Central Auto

1986 MERCURY Capri really nice 1 owner low mileage, no rust no accidents. $500 604-987-5080

2002 Dodge Dakota 4x4 Crew Cab SLT, alloys, auto, only 56,000 original kms, extra clean. $9,850 2004 BMW 530i, $19,500, private sale, no accidents, auto, 98,000 KM, Rod @ 604-833-6931

www. autodep.com

17 cars under $3880. 1397 Welch Ave N. Van 604-727-3111

Only 73,000kms 2005 Toyota Corolla, 4dr, auto, a/c, local, well serviced. $8,850 Special $7,850

843 West 1st St. N. Van

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1995 FORD Ranger with canopy, 306,200 kms, 2.3L eng, 4 cyl, 5 spd. Email: harold55@shaw.ca

I’m camera shy...

Wanted To Rent

PROF FAMILY seeks 2 BR built green Leeds cert pref’d June 1st. N.Shore ns, np. 604-929-3020

CARPET, VINYL & HARDWOOD Repair & Replace. Material sales Dwight, 778-322-6048 I’ll show you the inexpensive route www.fccarpets.shawwebspace.ca Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224

Domestic

Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

BRIGHT 1 BR g/lvl ste, Mnt Royal Blvd, brand new kitchen, own eatery, w/d, $1080 incls utils & cbl, n/p, n/s, Now. 604-980-2406

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

2BDRM LG Bsmt Suite - $1250 + util. Berton Place, Avail May1st. w/d, Pets OK (778) 228-2811

3 BR ste, bright, part furn, priv Seymour River estate, nature paradise $1690+util 778-239-7416

8105

AUTOMOTIVE

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309

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

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

8087

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

• 7 days / 1000km exchange privilege • 100 point inspection • Carproof Vehicle History Report (carproof.com)

Rates From As Low As

1999 MAZDA B3000 ext cab, 85,000 k, 5 spd, canopy, $6,700. Exc cond, no accid 604-802-6888 2003 VOLVO S60, exc cond, all records, grt bike rack, 184,000 k, auto, $10,500 604-922-4338 2010 TOYOTA FJ, loaded, 9, 000km, silver blue, $29,500. 604-825-3845

1.9% OAC

Ask us for details Offer may change without notice.

816 AUTOMALL DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER Toll free: 1-888-602-9258 604-984-0331 www.pacifichonda.ca


HOME SERVICES 8125

Gutters

North Shore Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-988-5294 RITS GUTTER CLEANING & repairs, power washing. Quick & affordable No HST 604-897-7487

8130

Handyperson

A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds

Renos Carpentry cabinet, drs, laminate, tiles, drywall, paint. 761-7745 ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677

ALL TYPES of repairs including masonry. Hard working & honest. Call Jamie at 604-805-1582 COVE RENOVATIONS flooring tile, drywall, painting, finishing 604-454-7978 cove-renos.com Fancy Decks made with quality material. See our work at www.metrods.com call Paul 604-787-7484 ★HUSBAND FOR HIRE★ Painting, Drywall, Laminate floors Fences, etc. Glenn 604-328-1059

8135

Hauling

ABSOLUTE PROFICIENCY DD Haul & Delivery. Loads from $30 each. David 604-512-7471 CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101

8140

Heating

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

8150

Kitchens/Baths

Plywood Kitchen Cabinets & Refacing, Counter Tops • In business 50 years 604-879-9191

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

8160

Lawn & Garden

A. A. Allwest Garden Service Lawn maint, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-716-8479604-726-9152

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

★ Call Jungle George ■ Hedges ■ Trees ■ Pruning ■ Dumping yard cleanup. 604-317-3552

GARDEN SERVICES LTD.

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

A. ALL AREA Gardening Service

2011 Special $95 for Aeration, Moss Control & Fertilizer We also Prune, Top and do General Garden Clean-up — Binder —

604.926.1526 604.726.9153 Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

SEYMOUR LAWN MAINTENANCE • Gardening • Spring Clean-Up • Hedge Trimming • Lawn Installation • Weeding • & More!

ON SITE Reno’s. Bathrooms remodelling. Mike 604-351-9316 www.onsiterenovations.com

Aeration, Lime, Fertilizer, Moss Control

10999*

$

Lawn Cutting $2200* (*based on 2000 sq.ft. + gst)

Junk Removal

604-990-1252

www.seymourlawnmaint.ca

“The Grass is Greener”

• New Lawn Installs • Replace Old Lawn • Lawn Drainage • Landscaping • Paving ~ Any size job ~

Nick 929-7732

www.EnglishLawns.com Design - Consultation- Installation 604-518-5661 KatsuraLandscaping.ca DHALIWAL GARDENING & Landscaping. Full yard mtce, trimming, pruning 604-889-0263 GREAT CANADIAN LAWNS New lawns & repairs, lawn mtce, landscaping, lighting, patios 604-924-LAWN (5296) Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hardscaping & Landscaping. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. 604 782-4322

Lee Gardener: Lawn maint. Free est. Spring clean-up, power raking, trim, Hedges 604-720-6578

SEASONAL LAWN MAINTENANCE From

$20

Call Gabor

604-716-1662 DHALIWAL GARDENING & LANDSCAPING Full yard maintenance, trimming, pruning, new & re-landscaping Residential • Commercial

604-889-0263

MICHELE’S GARDEN CONSULTING ph/txt: 604-986-1638

★CNN Landscaping ★ Weeding ★pruning ★ all your garden needs Free est. Nick 778-840-6573

J & R Lawncare Cut & trim $25 & up• hedges • power washing • trash removal. John 778 988 5296 JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126

kawagarden@shaw.ca Res/comm. Organic lawn care & quality compost. 604-831-0140 LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. Spring clean-up, all your gardening needs. 604-788-9687 Lorne’s Lawn Maintenance Gardening, pruning, hedges, yard mtce, clean up. 778-230-7657 Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, power raking etc. 604-782-5288 POWER WASHING, lawn maint, rubbish removal, painting, more Reas. rates Jeff @604-980-6711

8175

Masonry

ARCADIA STONEWORK bricks, blocks, natural, cultured & paving stones. Alex - 778-895-6170 NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp on the N. Shore. No job to small.. Will 604-805-1582 T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117

8180

Home Services

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

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 CROWN MOUNTAIN MOVERS crownmountainmovers.com MENNONITE MOVING Your in Good Hands 604-441-3242

Paul Sato Gardening, Lawn Cut, Power Rake, Aerating, Fertilzer, Hedge Trim, Pruning, Weeding, Yard Cleanup. 604-298-5597

2011 Special incl aeration, moss control & fertilizer - all for $95 All Area Gardening 604-926-1526 /604-726-9153

604.980.MOVE (6683) ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.

Save 10%...

See website for details 604-377-2503

www.VancityMovers.com

TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 • bc.moving@gmail.com • TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8193

Oil Tank Removal

★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com

DELBROOK

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 604-729-6695

PLUMBERS

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

day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

8125

8220

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

Providing Excellent Service on the North Shore for the Past 12 Years

★ Reasonable Rates ★ Free Estimates

604.985.0567

8222

DJ PAINTING •Int/Ext •Com/Resid •Top Quality 604-258-7300 cell: 604-417-5917

Pools/Hot Tubs

econo pool andspa.com

Pool & Spa Repairs, Reno’s Call Vince 604-760-7229

8225

Power Washing A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE

A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451 ALL-WAYS PAINTING Quality work, affordable price. Int/ ext. Spring special 604-985-0402

Plumbing

WALTER’S PLUMBING & HEATING

ALL-PRO

778-223-8265

Gutters

GUTTER CLEANING 50% off. Affordahomeservices.ca, Call Tyler, 778-386-3783

OIL TANK REMOVAL

Oil Tank Detection Oil Tank Removal Soil Remediation FREE ESTIMATES BEST PRICE GUARANTEED

Plumbing

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

604-984-4147 DVK PAINTING LTD. Call Dave Int/Ext. Res/Comm. Quality work. Great rates. WCB. 604-354-2930 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205

ALLWAYS Pressure Washing Comm/res. Driveways, sidewalks Spring Special 604-985-0402 North Shore Home Services. Power Washing, Window & Gutter Cleaning. 604-988-5294

Interior painting, wallpaper Quality service, with a smile! Call Arlene...604-910-3270

ONLY $50 PER HOUSE For sidewalks, driveways, patio’s and steps. Residential only! Monster homes by bid. Call George 778-838-7362

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

POWERWASHING AT 50% off Affordahomeservices.ca Call Tyler 778-386-3783

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

8240

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Painting - Firm estimates with references roofs to decks. Ins

EURO STYLE DESIGNING Reliable & Professional

Thomas 1.604.989.5222

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca PCM Construction & Maintenance Water Ingress/Mould? Home Inspection, Repair Estimates, Full-scale Remediation Call 604-294-6700 www.pomeroyconstruction.com Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567

DIMAN DEVELOPMENTS.

Renovations & Construction. Mano, 604-990-1671/230-7970 www.dimandevelopments.com MATCO DESIGN - Renovations

*Additions*Quality Work *Ref’s 604-720-1564 matco@telus.net PROFESSIONAL HOME RENO Kitchens, baths, flooring, tile, finishing. 604-763-1116, 617-8731

■ Carpentry ■ Flooring ■ Painting ■Plumbing We Do it All. Small jobs welcome, Free est. Call Robert 778-870-EURO (3876) www.eurostyledesigning.com

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256 RENOVATIONS: FROM Rendering to Reality. Visit ccirenos.com and look for our listing on Sundays. 604-980-8384 ROOFING/ FRAMING/ Flooring/ Renos or new construction. Acom Construction. Call: 604-240-1850 Acombc@gmail.com SMALL JOBS WELCOME RENO Kitchen/Bath, Crown Mouldings, Drywall, Painting, Flooring, 604-771-2201, 771-5197 STRAIGHT EDGE VENTURES Leaky Homes & Condos Int/Ext Water damage etc. Repairs. 35 yrs N. Shore Co. 604-763-6423

Sundecks & Stairs Form work, Int/Ext finishing. Mike 604-290-3082 TEEPEE CONSTRUCTION. Forming, framing & underpinning. 35 yrs exp. 604-604-802-1156 We are a registered builder Complete home renovations ★Kitchen ★Bath, ★Structural & Additions ★etc. 604-760-4130.

8250

Roofing

SPRING SPECIAL Save the HST & Book before April 30th

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. 25 Years in Business 25 Year Workmanship Warranty 604-984-9004 A+ 604-984-6560

#1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

604-588-0833

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

All Season Roofing

Plumbing

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

8220

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

Plumbing

604-591-3500 Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

Free Estimates

MONTY J’S MOVING

Ask about our Spring Specials! www.MontyJsMoving.com

Call 604-710-5253

With Silverfern, You’re in Good Hands

Tel: 778-340-1590

www.silverfernplumbing.com

8250

www.crownroofgutters.ca

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

Roofing

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437 CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913 New Canadian Roofing Ltd. All types of roofing, over 15 yrs exp. Reasonable rates. WCB, Insured 604-716-8528 ROOFING REPAIRS 604-988-0279 All types, Guaranteed. 34 yrs exp. Call John (cell 604-375-0979) Royal Castle Roofing - New & Re-roofing, Work Guar, 15% Senior. Disc. Jazz 604-725-9963

WESTCOAST ROOFING SYSTEMS

604-987-7325

8255

Renovations & Home Improvement

For All Your Moving Needs!

Performance Garden Service

Graig 604-986-3463

MOVERS.CA

8220

www.affordablemoversbc.com

778-872-7696 778-87CROWN

LAWNCUTS

Moving & Storage

GREEN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Hedge trimming, tree pruning, yard maintenance, removal, Mike 983-3586

michelesgardenconsulting@gmail.com

NORTH VAN LANDSCAPING Aerating, power raking, fertilizing, lawn mowing, garden cleanups. 778-340-LAWN

8185

1 OR 2 Men with big or small truck affordable moving, rubbish removal, Pls. Call 604-925-3186

WILDHORSEGARDENS.CA ✫Eco Garden Care✫ Free Consultation & Estimates. Call Today! 604-328-4498

SPRING PACKAGE

Landscaping

Lawn & Garden

A.A. BEST PRO

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

8155

8160

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 – North Shore News – A47

Rubbish Removal

ABSOLUTE PROFICIENCY DD HAUL & DELIVERY meeting all your needs, ‘quality workmanship delivered with pride’. Loads from $30 each Please call David

604-512-7471

#1 TRAILER TRASH BOYS

We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable. DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

8309

Tiling

PTV HOME RENOVATIONS All types of reno’s, big or small. 20% off Tile. Call 778-235-1772

8310

Top Soil

Headwater Management TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery 175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver

604-985-6667

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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 MORRIS THE TREE MAN LTD Removals, trimming, thinning. 5m insurance, WCB 604-985-2828

8335

Window Cleaning

NORTH SHORE Home Services Gutter & window cleaning, Power Washing Est 1963. 604-988-5294 Window cleaning 50% off. Affordahomeservices.ca Call Tyler, 778-386-3783


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