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Students of Capilano University took sledgehammers and chainsaws to their own art pieces Thursday to protest the proposed cuts the university is making in wake of a $1.3-million budget shortfall. A video on YouTube posted on behalf of the Save Capilano Studio Arts movement shows university students ﬁlming and taking pictures while one art student uses a chainsaw to destroy a large pencil — an art piece that was installed publicly on campus. Pictures also show a cement chess board that was smashed by sledgehammers and art pieces shrouded in black cloth around the campus in protest of the proposed cuts. The video states students and faculty weren’t given any notice of the proposed cuts by the administration. Students also posted a Facebook link to sign an online petition to save the arts program. Sandra Ferrens, program co-ordinator for the studio arts diploma — one of the programs on the chopping block — said students are making a mindful protest and are not acting out of hand. The students dismantled their own projects and did not cause any sort of vandalism, she said. Ferrens calls the cuts “short sighted” and said axing arts programs takes a toll on not just the faculty and students, but the community as well. “This is exactly the kind of mentality that results in the problems we’re facing around the world,” she said. She added faculty were given such short notice of the changes, it has left some staff without enough time to ﬁnd new work. “We were told they were waiting to hear from the provincial government as to what the budget would be before they alerted people to bad news or stress,” she said. “That seems a bit dubious to me.” About 220 classes will be affected. Programs potentially falling under the axe on See Variety page 4
West Van rejects waterfront plans after public outcry
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THE District of West Vancouver’s guidelines for new businesses at the Ambleside waterfront were abandoned Monday after an outcry from a large contingent of residents concerned about large-scale development.
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Council is planning to reﬁne the plans for the area just below Bellevue Avenue between 13th and 18th Streets, possibly returning to the issue in early June. Council was considering allowing a 75-seat wine bar, childcare centre for approximately 40 children, a ferry terminal, and a restaurant in the style of the Beach House Restaurant at Spanish Banks in Vancouver. Other possibilities included equipment rental shops and food and beverage concessions. The motion’s defeat left Mayor Michael Smith chagrined. “This instant negativity that crops up when anything’s proposed is frustrating,” he said. “There’s isn’t another waterfront community in the world that they don’t use their waterfront. Drive down to Ambleside now, you won’t see anybody down there. A park does not have to be exclusively open space.” See Business page 8
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ACTING Imam Abu Abdus-Salaam leads prayers at the new mosque located at 1398 West 15th St. in North Vancouver. The $3.05-million facility is a major upgrade for local Muslims after years spent renting recreation centres that served as prayer room each Friday.
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MONG a cluster of small homes in a suburb just off Marine Drive, a single spire rises above a glass-covered building.
While it hasn’t ofﬁcially opened yet, North Vancouver’s newest mosque featuring opportunities for ﬁve daily prayers is serving the Muslim community at 1398 West 15th Street. The mosque is called Ar-Rahman, loosely translated as the servant of the most compassionate, merciful, beneﬁcent one, according to acting Imam Abu Abdus-Salaam, who smiles and adds, “But it’s just a name.” Located on the former site of St. Richard’s Anglican Church, the centre attracts about 100 faithful Muslims for Friday prayers each week, according to Abdus-Salaam. “In Islam, there is no membership to any mosque. There is no barrier to anyone. There is no distinction when they come here,” he says. “When we stand there we don’t know who is standing beside us except we know it’s another Muslim. . . . You can be standing, literally beside a beggar, or literally you can be standing next to a billionaire.” Neighbours, Muslims, and anyone else with an interest in the mosque will be welcome at the ofﬁcial opening, which is tentatively scheduled for the beginning of May, according to Abdus-Salaam. After purchasing the site for $3.05 million, construction of the mosque lasted approximately one year, according to Masjid-ar-Rahman, president of the North Vancouver Islamic Association. The prospect of construction on the site worried a few residents, according to Abdus-Salaam. “They were a little uneasy at the very beginning because they thought that this would be a lot of high-trafﬁc and a lot congestion and a lot of noise,” he says. However, with most congregations limited to one hour, there haven’t been any issues with neighbours thus far, he says. Aside from a large, ﬂat-screen TV displaying images of Mecca and the times of each daily prayer, the expansive prayer room is largely bare. Chandeliers hang from the high ceiling, illuminating the room’s odd angle. “We could not shift the building but we have to shift
THE mosque features a glass facade designed to reduce any sense of mystery among neighbours. the carpet,” Abdus-Salaam explains, discussing the need for Muslims to face Mecca during prayer. Abdus-Salaam frequently takes to the pulpit. During spring break, he recognized the large number of children in the mosque and took the opportunity to preach about honouring your parents and a larger concept similar to karma.
“What goes around comes around,” he says. “In Arabic terminology it meant: whatever your hands put forth, that’s exactly what you will reap.” The mosque features an entrance for men and a side entrance for women. The women’s prayer room is substantially smaller than the prayer room for men because women are encouraged to worship from home, Abdus-Salaam says. While work and study often preclude prayer during weekdays, all Muslims are encouraged to attend services on Friday. “On Friday everybody should leave their job, leave what they’re doing, and come to the prayer. So they don’t have an excuse,” he says. The times of each prayer vary according to rise and setting of the sun. In the middle of summer, Muslims are expected to offer their ﬁrst prayer at 4:15 a.m. and their ﬁnal prayer at about 11:30 p.m., according to Abdus-Salaam. While much of the religion is traditional, the 21st century has a way of intervening. “That’s an international symbol: no phones,” Abdus-Salaam says, gesturing to a picture of a cell phone skewered by a red line afﬁxed to the prayer room’s north wall. After years of offering prayers from rented recreation centres, the mosque is a welcome addition to North Vancouver for many Muslims. “We used to be renting beside Capilano University on Friday only. We used to have about 20 guys at the most,” he says. “Now we are having close to 100.” Attendees in the ﬁrst weeks have been mainly Sunni Muslims, but Abdus-Salaam stresses that the mosque is for everyone. “This is basically the community’s mosque. It belongs to North Vancouver and everyone’s welcome here,” he says. The construction of the mosque was largely the product of Muslims in North Vancouver, according to Abdus-Salaam. “There’s a lot of money, volunteer and effort that was put into it by members of the community,” he says. “Had it been a full, professional and business venture, it could’ve been done in a year.” For Muslims, the mosque is designed to be the centre of their lives. “Learning takes place here, problems are solved here, conﬂicts are resolved in this place, people are getting married here, people will be divorced here if they have to according to Islamic law, I mean the Shariah,” Abdus-Salaam says. See Transparency page 11
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the North Vancouver campus are: studio arts; textile arts; medical ofﬁce assistant; interactive design; and applied business technology programs. Short and summer courses on design and ﬁlm and animation could be suspended. Advanced ceramics, an art institute certiﬁcate and the guided imagery in music certiﬁcate could also be suspended. There could also be a reduced number of courses in the arts and sciences, including commerce transfer and computing science transfer programs, Capilano University stated on their website. However, if students are entering into the second year of these programs they will be still be offered in the 2013/14 year. “Our operating costs continue to face inﬂationary pressures, and the transition to a university has resulted in some increased costs, however, our operating grants have remained ﬂat,” the university states on their website. Provost Bill Gibson said the situation is not ideal, but said university administrators are dealing with it as best as they can. “The institution is very cognizant of the impact this has on people,” he said. “We’re trying to introduce it and take it through in as humane a fashion as possible.” Cap U would need $1.3-million more in funding to continue offering the same programs as it does now, according to Gibson, who said the provincial government hasn’t provided that. Gibson said the university couldn’t announce details until April 9 when the budget was fully developed. “We had been planning before that time,
but we couldn’t release anything until we knew what the budget was and what the shortfall was going to be,” he said. The board has chosen to cut these particular programs because they don’t ﬁt in as well with the university model, Gibson said. “We certainly came to the realization that we can’t be all things to all people,” he said. “I guess the bottom line is we’d like the ministry for come up with some money, but we understand they’re in a tight situation too.” Capilano University Faculty Association’s president Joanne Quirk is protesting the cuts as well, asking administration to revisit the decision and make changes. “Over the last 12 years post-secondary institutions in B.C. have seen a 13 per cent drop in real per-student funding from the provincial government,” Quirk said in a public statement. “Today’s budget cuts at Capilano are part of that sad legacy.” As economic conditions improve, funding for Capilano will increase, according to a joint statement posted by local Liberal candidates. “We commend the responsible actions announced by the president and board of governors today, keeping Capilano University on a sustainable ﬁnancial footing and strengthening its position for the future,” the statement reads. The Liberals state since 2001/2002, operating grants have increased by 27 per cent for the school, and new capital projects have been funded up to roughly $45 million. The Squamish campus is facing suspension of its Adult Basic Education offerings and the Sunshine Coast campus will see a reduction in general courses as well. A ﬁnal budget decision will not be made until after the May 14 board meeting.
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The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 118 has stepped up to WV Heritage Choir take over organization of the page 22 parade, which will go ahead July NEWS photo Lisa King 1. The new North Vancouver YOUNG patriots celebrate while watching North Fontaine takes aim at pro ball Canada Day parade committee Vancouver’s Canada Day parade on July 1 last year. page 31 chair and legion member Ernie Hubbard said after reading This year marks the 108th North about the parade being cancelled in the know what it takes to do it, and it does take Vancouver Canada Day parade. In recent North Shore News, he immediately called a lot of work.” Parade organizers have a handful of years the parade drew more than 25,000 on the legion to take over organization. “We’re taking it over completely from volunteers right now, but they do need more spectators. To learn more or sign up, now on,” he said. “The people that have now that the parade is back in business. visit legion118.com and click Parade on been doing it are burned out. I’ve been Ideally the club is looking for about 40 the sidebar, or email chairparade2013@ legion118.com for more information. on the committee a few years myself and I volunteers and 80 entrants.
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A 46-year-old Chiliwack woman is facing charges after she ploughed into a North Vancouver RCMP cruiser in her car, allegedly while drunk, early Friday morning. A North Vancouver constable was headed west on 13th at Lonsdale around 2:30 a.m., when the woman, coming from the opposite direction, made a dangerous left turn onto Lonsdale and crashed into the squad car. “At 2:30 a.m., we’re often looking for impaired drivers and setting up roadblocks. It’s not very often where they collide with
a police car,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP. “Fortunately no one was injured seriously. The negative consequences remain for the other driver of course,” De Jong added. De Jong said the driver was taken back to the North Vancouver detachment — only about two blocks away — where she refused to provide a breath sample. RCMP kept the woman in custody until she was deemed sober enough to be released on a future promise to appear. Police have recommended charges of impaired driving and refusal to provide a breath sample against the driver. Damage to the police vehicle and the woman’s Pontiac Sunﬁre is estimated at $8,000.
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ore than 300 families are burying their dead, or trying to recover their bodies after a building containing sweatshops collapsed in Bangladesh. The victims spent their last day alive making Joe Fresh garments for sale in Canada. This isn’t international news simply because of a high body count or poor building standards in the Third World. It’s news because we are likely all somewhat complicit in these deaths. The Joe Fresh brand has several locations on the North Shore and more on the way. But before you go patting yourself on the back for not shopping there, you’d better check the tags on your shirt and jeans. The garment industry is notorious for relying on sweatshop labour in deplorable conditions.
While the companies could easily offer a better quality of life for their employees, or at least minimum safety standards, for just pennies on the dollar and pass the extra costs on to the consumer, they don’t. Canadian consumers, especially if they aren’t wealthy, often have little choice but to be a party to this. It’s too late to put the globalization genie back in its bottle but it isn’t too late to demand better. Consumers have to speak up and demand that the major brands we buy insist themselves on adequate safeguards and standards in the factories that supply them, rather than the wink-wink audits which have existed for far too long. By continuing to buy these products, without caring how they are created, we give our tacit approval to the practices which led to this week’s tragedy.
You said it “I don’t think the Port of Metro Vancouver . . . should become a major oil export port.” NDP leader Adrian Dix takes a stance on the possible expansionoftheKinderMorgan pipeline, earning applause from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and a thumbs down from Liberal MLA Jane Thornthwaite (from an April 24 news story). ••• “We really feel like there’s a shift toward a monoculture in education. A $1.3million deﬁcit has closed our program and Emily Carr received $113 million from the government.” Capilano University faculty member Toni Latour discusses the impending loss of two arts programs due to the university’s deﬁcit (from an April 26 news story). ••• “I just don’t think this is ever going to become a neighbourhood in the classic sense, so maybe we should alter our thinking in aspiring to be that.” Coun. Alan Nixon reassesses a district plan to create a Marine Drive neighbourhood (from an April 26 news story).
Keep West Van natural
Dear Editor: Mayor and Council: Why, oh why, cannot you leave well enough alone? West Vancouver is so blessed with a beautiful natural waterfront, why turn it into a semi commercial waterfront? As the saying goes, give a child a toy in a box and they will play with the box! Whatever happened to using imagination when playing around the waterfront? Contrived entertainment is so boring after a time! Judging by some correspondence, it appears that some people moved to West Vancouver by default, while they still yearned for the downtown style of nightlife. Did they not research before they came? What was the initial attraction to move here in the ﬁrst place? Certainly not nightlife! Residential development has been incorporated into the Ambleside to Dundarave areas. Putting a residential mix with night entertainment is all very well, but when the patrons want to go home, to their peace and quiet, the residents in these areas are still left with the noise and all that accompanies the entertainment businesses!
In summertime we expect there will be temporary waterfront activities. They come and go. This is tolerable, but, constant? I do not think so! Hard earned taxpayers’ money has gone into opening up the waterfront for grassy parkland. This is widely acceptable. Please continue to do so. Just do not contradict the process by building anything on it again, ever! That would be just plain foolishness! Over time we will lose more and more waterfront land at the eastern end of West Vancouver, waterfront not owned by the municipality. If we commercialize what we presently own, we will lose the uniqueness of what is left of this beautiful Eden. Nature and using one’s imagination, the peace, the quiet, watching wildlife, the serenity of breathing in the beautiful sea air, without cooking odours permeating — this is what makes our West Vancouver parkland waterfront so special. It recharges the weary soul. Humans need this, please never destroy it! Christine Ballantine West Vancouver
Quality food carts to enhance vibrancy
Dear Editor: Friday’s North Shore News discussed the waterfront development by Ambleside. I vote for food trucks! No longer selling only hot dogs (unless they are hip Japadog) and stale coffee, these trucks offer innovative and popular food that is often produced with top quality, local, sustainable items. Way more fun that a restaurant
and perfect for West Vancouver where there are always people out walking. The areas around food trucks draw people and seem to develop vibrancy; the long lineups attest to their popularity. Jane Sherrott West Vancouver
Leave of absence the right decision Dear Editor: Regarding your article “Keating to Halt Council Pay During Election,” April 14, we have to say that it’s about time. Coun. Keating opened his campaign ofﬁce on Feb. 2 and has been very busy on Facebook, Twitter and door to door. On Feb. 23 he posted that he had knocked on more than 1,000 doors already. North Van City Voices wrote to the City of North Vancouver’s mayor and council on March 18 with concerns about the Onni public hearing process. One of the comments we made in that letter was: “It has also been suggested that a councillor participating in an election campaign should take a leave of absence from his duties, because of the potential of a conﬂict of interest with competing loyalties between public duty and personal interests. We note that this week a councillor in Coquitlam has requested a leave of absence without pay during the campaign.” Mayor Darrell Mussatto’s response was, “There is no law that states a member of council must take a leave of absence when running as a candidate for another level of elected ofﬁce.” We were of course aware that “there is no law” but agree with Coun. Keating’s statement “I don’t think I can pay full attention to the job.” Toni Bolton for North Van City Voices North Vancouver
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Enough about me, but then again
WRITING an autobiography requires the author to dexterously balance compelling modesty and repelling conceit, high-minded truths and titillating details.
Obviously, the autobiographer must also have an intriguing life story, and a sensibility that’s at least faintly recognizable. Into each life some rain must fall, and readers are understandably eager to sniff out that rain in the pages of the book. Writers who keep their personal tragedies and disappointments masked are sometimes seen as cheating. Why write about yourself if you’re not going to tell the whole truth, critics ask, forgetting that not everybody has the capacity for complete honesty or selfanalysis. No matter how humble the autobiography’s protagonist, he or she must provide evidence for why sharing this particular life story was worth killing trees. If the author has any brains, he lets others do the praising for him, merely quoting what some authority has said and then pretending to blush. It’s not an easy gig. People appreciate conﬁdence, but nobody likes a braggart, and arrogance has a way of shining through
Kate Zimmerman any cracks. You certainly get a glimmer of that in, for instance, Joseph Anton: A Memoir, the autobiography of British-Indian author Salman Rushdie. As you know, he had the great misfortune of having a fatwa issued against him by Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini because his book, The Satanic Verses, supposedly blasphemed Islam. He spent years in hiding, under police protection; others involved in the book’s production and promotion were injured, even killed. Rushdie thinks enough of himself to believe that the issuing of the fatwa kicked off the dramatic rise in Islamic fundamentalist terrorism worldwide, and he may be right. Over the years, reams of media ink have been devoted
to discussions of Rushdie’s artistic merits, his human worth, and his plight, so he can naturally seem selfinvolved when documenting his life. Nevertheless, Joseph Anton is an engrossing book that discusses such major issues as freedom of speech from one of the most informed perspectives imaginable. For sheer entertainment, one of the best autobiographies I’ve read lately is I Remember Me, by Carl Reiner (who also wrote My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir in 2004). I learned about his latest book when I listened to a superb interview with Reiner by Marc Maron, which I mentioned in this column March 24th. I bought the audio version and spent about a week listening to the comedy legend read it to me. I Remember Me is superb. At 91, Reiner remains smart, amusing and unpretentious. He started out in a one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx, the younger of two sons of a Romanian watchmaker and an Austrian homemaker. Even as an adolescent he was a wise-guy, not bothering to learn Hebrew and instead employing a faux Hebrew “double-talk” when required, like at synagogue. Reiner fell in love with performing, and his friends,
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people like Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Sid Caesar, Neil Simon and Larry Gelbart, wound up deﬁning popular culture for decades. Reiner wrote for iconic TV series like Your Show of Shows, performed in a comedy duo with Mel Brooks, acted in such movies as The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, and directed and co-wrote ﬁlms like The Jerk and All of Me. He even sang in musicals. He also managed to sustain an apparently blissful lifelong marriage, fathering two sons — actordirector Rob and painterdirector Lucas — whose childhood baseball games he assiduously attended and enjoyed — and daughter, Annie, a poet, playwright and author. He lovingly sings the praises of his children and grandchildren in a way that’s only slightly self-indulgent. Reiner has known and worked with countless comedians, actors and musicians, including Jerry Lewis, Steve Martin, Judy Garland, Dinah Shore, and Sidney Bechet. His anecdotes are peppered with references to them at the same time as he celebrates friends we’ve never heard of in tales that feel integral to his repertoire. The man tells good stories, and he regales you like a master.
Among Reiner’s most charming features, and he has a lot of them, are his liberal views and his frank disregard for those who consider themselves important without any particular reason for it. His story about trying to “out-polite” the FBI when a couple of its agents drop in on him for a casual commie-hunt at the height of McCarthyism is but one example. Another: in 1958, Reiner developed a TV pilot called Head of the Family — the precursor to The Dick Van Dyke Show — that actor Peter Lawford wanted to bankroll. Lawford’s fatherin-law and money-man Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. demanded to see the pilot beforehand to ensure that it upheld the strong values with which he felt his family was associated. Reiner notes that Kennedy Senior, who’d reputedly earned his fortune by bootlegging alcohol during Prohibition and was notorious for cheating on his wife with actress Gloria Swanson, was in no position to be censoring anything. In the end, though, he approved the show, and according to Reiner, that was the only good thing Joe Kennedy ever did. Mr. Reiner, however, keeps churning out the hits. Go, old man, go. email@example.com
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Dear Editor: Last Saturday night I hosted my wife’s 50th birthday party in our Delbrook home. For this milestoneIwentalittleoverboard with a very talented local band (The Young Executives . . . you rock), because she means everything to me. I was certainly surprised to see the police arrive at 9:45 p.m. and tell us to take the volume way down and shut See Police page 11
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A8 - North Shore News - Sunday, April 28, 2013
Business still struggling, council reminded
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The district has sought to control waterfront land since 1975, buying 29 of 32 parcels in the area. The district’s long-range plan is to acquire the three remaining lots, but Smith warned it might be an expensive proposition for residents. “We would have to put taxes up 10 per cent just to buy one of those last three properties,” he said. Smith said the logical course of action would be to generate money from the two most recentlyexpropriated houses on the waterfront. The houses would be torn down allowing a business to be built without sacriﬁcing green space, said Smith. “There’s a feeling in the community that economic reality is somebody else’s problem and it’s not. It’s all of our problems,” he said Smith cited the district’s expansion of John Lawson and Millennium Parks. “Where’s the boogeyman?” he said. “We shouldn’t be afraid of looking at change.” Former councillor Rod Day returned to council
chambers to advocate “cottage style” development on the waterfront. A 6,000 square foot restaurant was too big for many onlookers, including Paul Hundal. “Why do we need a restaurant on the waterfront? We don’t,” said Hundal, who suggested a restaurant of that scale would be better suited to nearby Bellevue Avenue. The restaurant could also siphon business from Ambleside eateries, according to Inn Cogneato Bistro proprietor David Hossini, who said restaurants on Marine Drive were “already suffering.” Other residents questioned the wisdom of expropriating additional land for park space and using current park space for a restaurant. There were some supporters for development in the area. A seaside restaurant would draw more diners to the area, boosting business for nearby restaurateurs, according to Peter Schoﬁeld. There is a dire need to draw more trafﬁc to the
waterfront, according to West Vancouver chamber of commerce head of advocacy Maggie Pappas. As many as ﬁve Bellevue Avenue businesses will be out of business within the year, according to Pappas. Pappas said there is strong support for waterfront development. “I know that there are approximately 80 people here tonight; please don’t be intimidated by that because hundreds more have already said that they want this,” she said. Changing the waterfront zoning to allow development is “potentially exploitative,” according to Elaine Fonseca, a director of the Ambleside Dundarave Ratepayers Association. She called on council to designate the entire area as park space to ensure its use for future generations. Former councillor Shannon Walker encouraged council to reﬁne the plan and move forward. “I would hate, because of negativity and intimidation of change, council doesn’t go forward and consider this.” As an Ambleside landlord, Walker reminded
council of the challenges facing many businesses. “Ambleside is not vibrant. Ambleside is struggling.” Council failed to clearly communicate the plan to the public, according to Coun. Michael Lewis, who said he’d received letters in which worried residents envisioned Coney Island springing up in West Vancouver. With 48 lots in the area, Lewis pointed out that council was considering adding three or four structures to the six lots already developed. Lewis advised against allowing permanent food concessions or a childcare centre. “I also don’t think that you use a $3-million plus piece of real estate to put a childcare facility on the water,” he said. While calling for a reset on the proceedings, Coun. Trish Panz discussed the need to protect West Vancouver’s seaside. “It’s not always been the history in this community that things are assumed to be protected . . . we’ve had some situations where that hasn’t actually come true,” she said.
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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - North Shore News - A9
DNV mulls Lower Capilano draft plan 1,200 new units in plan to come forward in May
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DISTRICT of North Vancouver council appears poised to pass its Lower Capilano – Marine Village Centre Implementation Plan. If approved next month, the plan will set the stage for the next 20 years of growth and a total redevelopment in the area between Marine Drive and Fullerton Avenue on either side of Capilano Road. The plan envisions about 1,200 more units of housing in townhouses, mid-rise condos and highrises, 100,000 square feet of commercial space, as well as a public plaza, green space and a new community centre. At an informal workshop Monday, council members reﬂected on the draft and the two years of consultation that produced it. “I’m very excited to see the draft at this stage because it has been informed by so much community engagement, right down to the kitchen table,” said Coun. Alan Nixon. “I feel really conﬁdent the temperature that has been taken within the community is 98.6 F and we’re in good shape. There are going to be a few tweaks but the most common comment I hear is ‘When can we get on with it?’” Developer Larco has been waiting for the plan to be passed before submitting its proposal for the piece of the neighbourhood that will be known as the “village centre,” on a 4.35acre site between Curling Road and Fullerton Avenue — formerly the home of the North
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Shore Winter Club. That project would include the community centre along with condos. A lingering concern for almost everyone at the council table was one shared by neighbours — increased trafﬁc in an area that already snarls to a halt during rush hour. The plan includes reroutes and extensions of local streets designed to mitigate trafﬁc problems on Marine Drive as well as changes to the trafﬁc signal patterns. With the Squamish Nation looking to add serious development to its lands in North and West Vancouver, as well as the City of North Vancouver adding to its housing stock, trafﬁc on the Lions Gate Bridge isn’t going to decrease, so the district would do well to start planning for it, Mayor Richard Walton said. The plan includes a detailed trafﬁc study conducted by an outside consultant that found, at full build-out, the area would have an additional 600 vehicle trips per hour at rush hour, above the existing 4,000. The neighbourhood is meant to appeal to younger folks who want to get into home ownership at lower price points than the single-family home market allows, while living in a walkable, transitoriented neighbourhood. The one issue the plan does not address is housing options for the streets that surround the planned centre, though the ofﬁcial community plan calls for the residential buildings at heights that would create a “stepping down” effect in the neighbourhood. Getting to work on that is something council should do sooner, rather than later, Coun. Roger Bassam said. One more issue remains, according to staff — choosing a name for the neighbourhood. Staff are suggesting council consider Capilano Gateway, Capilano Crossroads, Capilano Village and Lionsgate.
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A10 - North Shore News - Sunday, April 28, 2013
MP challenges party whip’s grip Sam Smith email@example.com
West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country MP John Weston was one of 10 MPs in Ottawa who recently opposed the iron grip held by government parties over who can say what in Parliament. “In my mind this is a historic moment in our parliament,” Weston told the North Shore News. “The principal at stake was who has the authority to administer members’ statements in the house: the speaker or the party whips on behalf of the party leaders?” House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer announced on Tuesday that MPs are not constrained by prepared caucus lists, which name who will speak to the chamber. Several MPs have voiced concerns over the potential muzzling of backbenchers excluded from the lists. However, Scheer made the decision that he as Speaker of the House has ﬁnal say, and MPs can catch his eye if they wish to speak and he will allow them to do so. The issue of any MP being free to speak stems from B.C. Conservative MP Mark Warawa being silenced when he wanted the Commons to vote on a motion about sex-selective abortions. Weston and other MPs argued for Warawa’s right to speak to the Commons even if the subject was considered controversial or not in line with what the party leaders wanted to speak on. “Legislators always have the freedom to speak when they feel it’s necessary,” Weston said. Scheer’s decision makes it clear that MPs can speak their minds if they wish to do so, independent of their party. “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance,” Weston said. However, a Liberal motion to enhance all MPs’ freedom of speech in the Commons was defeated on Thursday by a failed vote of 150 to 96. Liberals put forward that if any MP wishes to make statements that the Speaker follow an alphabetical list rather than the prepared party lists. The Canadian Press has reported none of the Tories who lobbied for an MPs right to speak voted in favour of the Liberal motion.
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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - North Shore News - A11
Police bust 50th birthday
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A12 - North Shore News - Sunday, April 28, 2013
CFUW North Vancouver scholarship fundraiser
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Artists for Kids director Yolande Martinello, guest speaker Heather Aston and Hebe Steinberg
Phyllis Scott and Eleanor Scarth Representatives of the North Vancouver club of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) presented a celebration of Canadian and local art at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art April 10. Funds raised at the event will support the club’s scholarship program, which supports students graduating from North Vancouver public secondary schools as well as North Vancouver students attending Lower Mainland post-secondary institutions. For more information on the club, which, in addition to supporting women’s higher education, conducts community service and fosters members’ continuing development, visit cfuwnvwv.vcn.bc.ca.
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BUCKET LIST FESTIVAL The North Shore Hospice Society presents an educational event to help people make the most of life when it’s at its most precious. page 15 ROAR 2013 The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada hosts a public forum exploring the links between arthritis and cardiovascular health. page 16 HEALTH NOTES page 17
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YOUTH Lounge members Finn Rennie (left), Aaron Fagerlund and Ryan Dunbar have teamed up to present a Laser Tag Party May 1 to attract more members to their group, a program of the Aspires Society, which fosters social inclusion among youths with Asperger syndrome.
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FINN Rennie’s favourite part of being a member of a local youth group is the sense of belonging and acceptance it affords. “It’s a chance to hang out with friends that are willing to accept your quirks and eccentricities. Being a bit odd is understood there because everyone has had to go through some stuff. You can be yourself without fear of judgment,” he says. Rennie, 16, is a member of the Aspires Youth Lounge, a program of the North Shore-based Aspires Society, created seven years ago by parents of children with
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A14 - North Shore News - Sunday, April 28, 2013
Laser Tag Party set for Wednesday
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In addition to helping the members work on their interpersonal skills, an important focus of the Youth Lounge is to help them be more independent, provide them with a sense of autonomy and give them an opportunity to feel successful in a friendship setting where they can work together as a team, says North Vancouver resident Stella Crofts-Fagerlund who helped found the society and serves as its board chairwoman. To that end, the Youth Lounge members work together to plan community events and fundraisers, like car washes and bottle drives, to give back to the wider community. Their next event, which is also intended to encourage more local youths with unique personalities to join the Youth Lounge, is a Laser Tag Party, Wednesday, May 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Laserdome, located at A110-2455 Dollarton Hwy., in North Vancouver. The society has held similar events for the last ﬁve years, previously a pool party, timed with B.C. Youth Week. Rennie, who is leading the event’s organizing committee, is grateful for the support Aspires has received from Ken Ahn at Laserdome and the Rotary Club of Lions Gate to make the event possible. Crofts-Fagerlund’s son, Aaron, 20, has been a member of the Youth Lounge since its launch. Now that he’s older, Aaron has been empowered to serve as a mentor to the younger members. When asked what kind of an impact it’s had on her son’s life, Crofts-Fagerlund says, “How can I count the ways? All the friendships for a start. I think they’ll be lifelong friendships. Conﬁdence, self-esteem and it’s created a wealth of independence. . . . His compassion for others with social challenges is huge. . . . He’s always looking out for the underdog. . . . It’s helped him to learn tolerance and patience in realizing that everybody has a voice and it’s important that everybody gets an opportunity to use their voice.” To register for Wednesday’s Laser Tag Party, $5, for like-minded youths 13 and up, contact Sue Rennie at suerenniemail@gmail. com. For more information on the Aspires Society, and the Youth Lounge and to become a member, contact Crofts-Fagerlund at email@example.com.
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Roar 2013 (Reaching Out with Arthritis Research) is an annual public education event presented by the consumer advisory board associated with the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada. The centre is dedicated to improving the lives of people with arthritis through research and the advisory board takes an active role in arthritis research decisionmaking by offering personal insight into the needs that exist for patients, and acts as a bridge between the researchers and the general public. “The overall goal of the event is to disseminate the latest knowledge on the latest research on arthritis,” says West Vancouver resident Céline Pitre, a centre board member. Pitre, 59, who was diagnosed with osteoarthritis 10 years ago, will serve as the event’s MC. Roar has been held for the last eight years. “The purpose of the event is to talk to people with arthritis, their support group, their family members, their friends, so that everyone can learn about the challenges of people living with arthritis,” says Pitre. The 2013 edition of Roar is being held Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Milan Ilich Arthritis Research Centre, 5591 No. 3 Rd., in Richmond. Community members interested in the topic, though unable to
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ARTHRITIS Research Centre of Canada board member Céline Pitre invites community members to Roar 2013 May 4. This year’s forum examines the links between forms of inﬂammatory arthritis and the incidence of heart attacks, strokes and blood clots. attend, are encouraged to view the live online webcast. At this year’s event, the centre’s scientiﬁc researchers, including Drs. Antonio Avina, Diane Lacaille and John Esdaile, will speak about how inﬂammatory arthritis can cause heart attacks, strokes and blood clots, who is at risk, what preventative steps can be taken and how to make an action plan. Organizers of Roar contin-
ue to receive positive feedback on the event, which is continuing to grow each year. “People are usually dumbfounded with how straighttalking all of these experts are because the intention is to present the information in layman’s terms so that everybody gets it,” says Pitre. Cost: $5 for in-person presentations/free for online webcast. Registration and info: arthritisresearch.ca/roar.
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BMO marathon to honour victims of Boston bombing According to a press release, the Vancouver International Marathon Society will give a yellow ribbon to every runner at package pickup. Participants will also be encouraged to sign a commemorative coffee table book at the Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo, which will be bound and presented to representatives of the Boston Athletic Association. In addition,
health notes Call for Board Members: Living Systems Counselling has immediate openings for volunteer board members who have an interest in Bowen Family Systems theory and who would like to contribute to their mission by lending expertise with fundraising, marketing, grant writing or other areas. Meetings are held every third week of the month for approximately two hours. Living Systems is a provider of counselling, training, education and research based on Bowen Family Systems theory. Info: Mark Smith, marksmith1@ shaw.ca, 604-720-5889 or livingsystems.ca. The Art of Healthy Living: A series of workshops with Vancouver’s top health and wellness professionals will run until June 23 in West Vancouver at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., Ambleside Youth Centre in Ambleside Park and Lawson Creek Studio, 1756 Argyle Ave. Info: ferrybuildinggallery.com. Registration: 604925-7270.
the society will give a $10 donation to One Fund Boston, set up to raise money to help the families most affected by the bombings, for every walk-up registration received at the expo, being held May 2-4, for the eight-kilometre, half-marathon and marathon events. The event’s apparel sponsor Saucony will also donate 100 per cent of the proceeds of their #BostonStrong T-shirts to the fund. Info: bmovanmarathon.ca. ••• NAOSH Week launch in North Van B.C. will host the Canadian launch of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week on Monday, May 6 at North Vancouver’s Shipbuilders’ Square from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event
at Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park. Fee: $50/$40. Registration: events.runningroom. com/site/?raceId=8741. Funds raised from the event go towards Commonwealth Games of Canada’s grassroots International Development through Sport programs in Africa and the Caribbean. Free From the Fear of Cancer and Disease: Learn a new understanding of what we call “diseases” Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association. Admission by donation. Info: 604-9876959 or northwestvancouver. cmha.bc.ca. Virtual Gastric Band: Hypnotherapist Caroline Sutherland will give a free presentation on hypnotherapy for weight loss Wednesday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. at Churchill House, 150 West 29th St., North Vancouver. Registration: 604-926-7956. Info: carolinesutherland.com.
The Cove Fun Run and Relay will take place Sunday, April 28 at 8 a.m. The run/relay will start and ﬁnish at Cates Park, North Vancouver. There will be a choice between a ﬁve-kilometre run, ﬁve-km relay or team challenge. At the ﬁnish line runners will receive snacks and refreshments. All proceeds will go to the Canadian Society for MPS and related disorders. Fee: $40/$30/$25. Info: covefunrun.ca.
Transitions: An empowering women’s circle led by counsellor Rita Yawney Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Find out what inspires you by listening to your heart, accessing your intuition and focusing your imagination through imagery and music. Bring a mat, blanket/pillow and dress comfortably. Fee: $50. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604928-0883. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell
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North Shore Culture Days: An information and ideas session for this upcoming event will take place Monday, April 29, 2-4 p.m. at the Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604982-3894.
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Leisure Companion: Volunteer needed to assist two adults with disabilities for approximately two to three hours a week. The volunteer would act as a leisure companion to accompany the individuals to scheduled sporting events once a week and will ensure the safety of the participants while travelling to and from venues, and while engaging in activities.
Friendly Walker: This volunteer position will assist some of our more frail seniors to go out on local walks for approximately 30 minutes. Some residents, although very independent, feel more conﬁdent walking to do errands with a support person. This would be within the neighbourhood of Lonsdale and 15th Street.
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LEGISLATION has been introduced by the B.C. Government to create the country’s ﬁrstever provincial seniors’ advocate.
It is not yet known when the position will take effect or who will be appointed to the role, but at least it’s done. Let’s see if the government got this one right. The seniors’ advocate isn’t going to help Auntie Jane get a refund on her toaster. Not every senior will be happy with that approach, but given the number of seniors in the province, it would be impossible for the ofﬁce to take on trying to deal with personal complaints. Instead, the ofﬁce has been structured to look at systemic issues and to make recommendations to government to improve the welfare of seniors. The legislation deﬁnes seniors services very broadly to include prescribed programs, services or systems of support, in relation to health care, personal care, housing, transportation or income support that are used by or associated with seniors. It’s a pretty broad mandate. A public consultation on the role and function of the seniors’ advocate took place over the spring and summer of 2012.
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The preferred option that emerged from the consultation process was to establish the Ofﬁce of the Seniors’ Advocate as independent from government and the legislature similar to the B.C. Ombudsperson, the Auditor General of B.C. and the B.C. children’s advocate. A number or individuals and organizations stressed that without this independence, the position would not have the voice or legitimacy the position requires. News that the seniors advocate will be appointed by government came as a surprise and a disappointment to most of the observers following this ﬁle. At a recent all-candidates meeting sponsored by the North Shore Services to Seniors Coalition, I asked incumbent MLA Ralph Sultan, who served as the Minister of State for Seniors, about that decision. Sultan acknowledged that the preference that came out of the public consultation process was for an independent ofﬁce. Sultan disagreed with the suggestion that the ofﬁce lacked independence and would not
be able to hold the government accountable. He argued that the legislation to create the Ofﬁce of the Seniors’ Advocate promotes the advocate’s ability to advise the government in an independent manner. He noted that the advocate may report to the public in any manner and on any matter pertinent under the act. He also noted that the minister must release any reports or requests received from the advocate in a timely way. The legislation allows for the establishment of an advisory council and further allows the advocate to engage in activities like research. Sultan cautioned those in attendance not to give away the powers of elected representatives, including opposition MLAs, to those who are not accountable to the legislature. What he didn’t say, but what is obvious, is that given the beating the government has taken over the last 12 years from the aforementioned independent advocates, the idea of adding another one to the mix was about as appealing to government as bringing back the HST. For me it’s not the status of the advocate that is important, it’s what happens with the reports once they are delivered to government that counts. The fact is that advocates can investigate and make recommendations, but only government can implement changes. Advocates need to hold the government to account but when the independent advocates of the legislature are viewed by the
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you can walk to everything you need. Lonsdale Quay market offers fresh produce and groceries. John Braithwaite Recreation Centre has a variety of ﬁtness programs for all ages, and you are steps from the sea bus for a hassle free trip to downtown. It’s also located perfectly for those outdoor enthusiasts. Biking and hiking are all on your doorstep. Yoga (my fav) studios abound.There is nothing better than strolling to yoga on a Saturday morning and later stopping off for a “ Peaceful Warrior” smoothie at Buddha-Full Juice and Smoothies.To me that is bliss.
The Incredible Lightness of Simpler Have you ever looked into the mirror and wondered who was staring back at you? Believe me it happens to me frequently. I feel like time trotted along at a leisurely pace until I hit 30. Kids, family and career seemed to put my life into warp speed.The years from 30 to 50 all seem a bit of a blur. I now ﬁnd myself wanting to be a little selﬁsh with how I spend my time. This spring I looked out at the garden of my house. My usual response would be to plan this year’s colour scheme.Well, things have changed. I looked at the garden this April and could only think of the work ahead. I want to simplify and carve out more time for myself. Yoga, spin class, running and book club…bring it on! How to simplify? Go smaller. Do 2 people (actually 3… my kid feels no obligation to ﬂy the nest because it’s quite comfortable thank you very much!),
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SENIORS what’s going on for seniors Musical Memories Concert: The Keynotes will perform a variety of songs and musical styles to celebrate 20 years of singing together Sunday, April 28, 1:30-3 p.m. at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Tickets: $7.50. Registration and info: 604-925-7280. Silver Harbour Shorts Joins Movies at the Meek: Films created entirely by members of the digital storytelling group at Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre will be featured during the Movies at the Meek series at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. On Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30
p.m. Maplewood Mudﬂats and They are Still Crapping in my Swimming Hole will be shown with the feature First Position. Admission: $12. For tickets or for more information, visit kaymeekcentre.com or phone 604-981-6335. TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Talks: A screening of talks on “ideas worth spreading” followed by discussion and coffee Wednesdays, May 1, 15, 29, June 12 and 26, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Fee: $20/$16. RegSee more page 23
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government as political adversaries, not a lot is likely to happen with their reports. I think that is what has happened here. The recent report on seniors care from the Ombudsperson, for example, was absolutely scathing, but it has been mostly ignored by the government. I suspect that a report that is delivered by an advocate who works collaboratively with government and other agencies and reports annually to the minister would have a better chance of being implemented by the government of the day. But that is a
minority view. For those who think we would be better served by having an independent seniors’ advocate, time may be on their side. At the same coalition meeting referenced earlier, Craig Keating, the NDP candidate for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, stated that should the New Democrats come to power in May, they would change the current legislation to make the seniors’ advocate independent of government.
Tom Carney is the executive director of the Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society. Ideas for future columns are welcome. Contact him at 604-9853852 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Excellence Awards The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce held its President’s Dinner and Business Excellence Awards April 18 at the West Van Yacht Club. The Citizen of the Year award went to John Barker. West Van Florist won Best Big Business of the Year, and Options Solutions took home the award for Best Small Business. Ambleside Dermedics won the Best New Business award and Ferris Fare Ltd./Food with Initiative (maker of Monkey Toast) won for Best Innovator. Dr. Nick Seddon of Dundarave Dental Clinic took home the Young Entrepreneur award. For this year’s awards, there were 48 nominations in the six different categories. Lights, camera, community action Mulgrave School’s Grade 10 ﬁlm students had the opportunity to partner with the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce for their annual President’s Dinner and Business Excellence Awards. Student ﬁlmmakers were divided into groups of three and assigned a business or person that had been nominated for an award. The goal was to create a one-minute documentary proﬁling the nominee’s accomplishments. The student ﬁlms were judged professionally by a member of the local ﬁlm industry with the top three ﬁlms receiving prizes. According to ﬁlm teacher Lian Anson, “All the students involved agreed that they learned valuable skills, met some great people in the community and enjoyed a rich, authentic learning experience.” All 20 ﬁlms were showcased at the April 18 awards ceremony. The top three ﬁlmmaking team award winners were as follows: Gold — John Barker by Boyd Borjiet, Omar Salemohamed and Connor Stanton; Silver — Nurse Next Door by Jena Roper, Angie Joannou, Daniela Martin and Ashleigh Kearns; and Bronze — DavidsTea by Curren Page, Richard Jung, Stephen Lynch, Eduard Manea and Marcus Hann. Best customer experience West Vancouver builder G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd. has been awarded the Avid Custom Builder Award — Best Customer Experience Among Custom Builders in Canada. The company was recognized for providing the best customer experience among all custom builders in Canada represented in an Avid survey. The company received an Avid Index Score of 292.3 points (out of a total 300 points) as rated by their customers. One hundred per cent of their homebuyers said they would recommend G.D. Nielsen Developments to family and friends. An article proﬁling G.D. Nielsen Developments and its survey results will be published on avidbuilder.com, an online resource for housing news and information. Now in its 10th year, the Avid Award is an industry-sponsored award program honouring the best builders in Canada. Apply to BullyingCanada BullyingCanada, Canada’s national anti-bullying charitable organization, is now accepting applications from individuals who are interested in being a part of the national board of directors. Interested applicants can forward their resume to the organization by email at: apply@BullyingCanada.ca or by fax at 866-780-3592. For more information visit BullyingCanada.ca or contact BullyingCanada by telephone at 1-877-352-4497. — Compiled by Christine Lyon To submit information on North Shore business groups or events to our Briefcase section, email email@example.com.
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Small winery releases welcomed
Notable Potables Tim Pawsey
I’VE followed the fortunes of B.C.’s smaller wineries with interest for some time now, so when an invite to drop by and check out some new releases from a handful described as “wine farmers” popped into my inbox I was all over it. There’s no shortage of winery associations these days, but this was a bona ﬁde gathering of “hands-on,” more genuine vintner-grower, getyour-hands-in-the-soil types brought together by Vancouver wine-about-town guy Kurtis Kolt. These wineries are more focused than some others on truly representing the vineyard in the bottle. And they had no shortage of decent drops on offer as part of this spring release tasting. Most of these are small lot wines that won’t last long, so your best bet is to track them down right from the source or at private stores
specializing in B.C. wines. ■ Fairview Cellars “C2” Cab. Sauv. Cab Franc 2010 From the man who does just about everything himself (except, perhaps, pouring the concrete for his new cellar) comes this well-balanced blend that offers no shortage of plushness in the mouth but with good structure from the Cab. Coming in June, but with only 220 cases made, given the value it represents, you’d best get your name on the list early ($24.90, 89 pts.). ■ Oroﬁno Scout Vineyard Syrah 2011 This Similkameen winery’s stature continues to grow, and no wonder. I could point you to any number of wines, from a lineup of single-vineyard smalllot Rieslings to a respectably earthy Pinot Noir. But it was this meaty, spicy, peppery and really minerally Syrah that grabbed my attention ($29. 91 pts.). You’ll want some, as you might also the 2010 Passion Pit Cabernet. ■ Road 13 Mitchell’s Vineyard (Summerland) Gewurztraminer 2012 Winemaker JM Bouchard has his hands full with just about as many wines as any winery I know. And the list isn’t getting any smaller, as Road 13 embarks on an expanded small lots program. As Bouchard says, most folks will go ga-ga over this gew, which is why I like it too. It packs a serious lychee and rose petal punch on A recent tasting that proved popular featured small B.C. wineries.
the nose, with extraordinary ripeness and texture on the perfumed palate, with a hint of ginger ($24 90 pts.). ■ Little Farm Blind Creek Similkameen Rosé 2012 I’ve been tasting more than my share of rosés over the last few weeks, and this one from Alishan Driediger and Rhys Pender is a standout. We love its serious dry style, bursting with cranberry and herbal notes, earthy undertones and a crisp, zesty, chalky end. Grab it at $24 (90 pts.) if you can. And while you’re at it, or even before, don’t miss Little Farm Chardonnay 2012, with focused apple and stonefruit
plus underlying tropical notes and a decidedly mineral streak that tells you it’s very much from the Similkameen Valley (92 pts. $29.90), but only 25 cases. ■ Van Western Vineyards Voluptuous 2008 From one of Naramata’s most consistent estate producers comes this complex and well-balanced Merlot (67 per cent) Cab Franc (33 per cent) blend that’s loaded with black fruit and spices wrapped in a plush opulence, but with some deﬁnite backbone with cassis and toasty notes before a lengthy close ($29.90, 90 pts.). firstname.lastname@example.org
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In-store pour JEFF Bruchesi, of Everything Wine, pours a glass of Malbec at the North Vancouver store’s recent Malbec World Day tasting. Customers were offered a free taste of Argentine Malbec paired with empanadas.
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Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market, Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.attheEastPlaza,123Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver, will feature conventional and organic produce, vendors, crafters and more. For more information visit the website at artisanmarkets.ca or call 604318-0487.
Little Moments, Big Memories: Cobs Bread will celebrate Big Brothers Big Sisters 100th anniversary with a scone fundraiser. On May 4 and 5 Cobs will donate 50 cents from every scone sold to local Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada agencies. Info: cobsbread.com.
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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - North Shore News - A27
TRAVEL VICTORIAN MODEL VILLAGE DESIGNATED WORLD HERITAGE SITE BY UNESCO IN 2001
Saltaire a breath of fresh air for workers John Masters Contributing Writer
SALTAIRE, England —“Paternalism” isn’t a word used much anymore, at least not in a good sense. But 150 years ago things were different. In the 1840s the Industrial Revolution was gathering steam in England, making some rich, but worsening the conditions of many more, who worked long hours for low wages and lived in squalor. In Bradford, near Leeds in northern England, the wool trade’s growth had made the city one of England’s fastestgrowing, but an 1845 report on the conditions its 10,000 wool combers endured found that a typical apartment was, “a miserable cellar in which four persons work, and ﬁve . . . sleep; four feet below the surface. Walls black with damp — stench intolerable.” Moral decay — drink, drugs — vied with physical illness — cholera, tuberculosis — to see which could carry off workers quicker. Paternalism was a response. In an effort to improve conditions, proprietors took their workers on days in the country, where the air was fresh. Others provided allotment gardens, or schools, or better accommodation. The most idealistic built whole villages. Titus Salt, a Bradford textile merchant who’d done exceedingly well, was in the front rank of the paternalists. In 1851 he began building a town that would ultimately be home to 4,500. He called it Saltaire and named its streets after his 11 children. In 2001, little changed from its founder’s day, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors today can walk its neatly laid-out streets and admire the touches that made it special: its unique Italianate/ Victorian architecture, its leadglass windows, its outhouse in every backyard. They can marvel at the gigantic mill that once held 1,200 looms and turned out nearly 30 kilometres of cloth daily. Saltaire was built of brick and made to last. Although the last loom stopped in 1986 and the workers are long gone, houses and mill have both found new purpose. The homes have become popular with young professionals, who use the Saltaire train station to commute to jobs in Bradford or Leeds (10-20 minutes away). That has led to a blossoming of cafés and shops along Victoria Road, among them a store selling Chinese antique furniture and the Don’t Tell Titus . . . Bar & Restaurant. (Salt, a teetotaller, wouldn’t allow liquor in Saltaire.)
The chief delight of the town, though, is Salt Mill. Like the rest of the World Heritage Site, its architecture has Italianate ﬂourishes: square cupolas, rounded windows and a symmetrical façade — six storeys high and 166 metres long. The mill now showcases one of the world’s largest collections of works by David Hockney, a Bradford lad made good. More than 60 of his pieces are on display in the huge main-ﬂoor gallery/art shop. Upstairs are a spacious bookstore and two restaurants. More retailers — a rug merchant, an interior-design store — are scattered through the immense building. The only drawback is that Saltaire is so successful as a going concern that none of the workers’ homes has been restored to its 1850s condition. That, and something to show how other millworkers lived, could suggest that paternalism — this 19th-century version — was no bad thing. If you go: For more information on Saltaire visit www. saltairevillage.info. For information on travel in Britain go to the Visit Britain website at www. visitbritain.com.
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PART of A gigantic mill that used to hold 1,200 looms and turn out nearly 30 kilometres of cloth a day is now a huge gallery/art shop, containing the world’s largest collection of art by David Hockney, who grew up in nearby Bradford.
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A28 - North Shore News - Sunday, April 28, 2013
NEWS AROUND THE WORLD Going on a trip?
RYAN Greenlees takes the News to the beach while on a family vacation in the Dominican Republic.
DEREK and Maureen Seddon, Noreen Tilley and Jim Irvine, all West Vancouver lawn bowlers, take the North Shore News to the Great Wall of China.
DARCY McGilvery and Jessica Stewart take the News snorkeling in Hol Chan Marine Reserve while on a trip to Belize. BEV Fane visits an ice carving exhibition called Magic Ice in St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
ARGYLE, Sutherland and Handsworth students get together at the peak of Laurebina Pass while on a school trip to Nepal.
ISABELLA and Billy Dino, Kristen and Ashley Mahood, and Cate, James and Robert Sykes check out the News poolside in Mexico.
KENN Jessiman helps build a house in Nicaragua with Habitat for Humanity.
MICHAEL and Brie Phung get together with family and friends on the beach at their recent wedding in Hawaii.
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NEZ and Naja Hanaﬁ visit the Blue Mosque in Istanbul while on a visit to Turkey and Greece.
JIM Harrison visits Irving, Texas, just outside of Dallas, for the Texas Steel Guitar Association Jamboree.
Sunday, April 28, 2013 - North Shore News - A29
PETS PETS FOR ADOPTION
pet pause Humans’ names: Michael Lovely, Claire Lovely and Erin White Pets: Lucy, a cockapoo, and Charlie, a retriever-corgi Favourite treat: Lucy likes cat food; Charlie likes apples and strawberries Favourite activity: Both dogs love Mosquito Creek trail Pet tale: Lucy and Charlie are rescue dogs
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And they called it puppy love Canine Connection Joan Klucha
I came down the stairs into a sunlit living room and found all of my dogs lounging in the earlymorning rays. All three of them lifted their heads to watch me descend the stairs and I could see the contentment in their faces. As I became more aware of each of them looking at me, I felt an overwhelming amount of love for them. When I looked at Piper’s dark brown head resting on his front feet in the warmth of the sun my heart strings pulled as I noticed the grey hairs around his eyes. There now seemed to be a few more that have appeared around his muzzle.
He has added such joy to my life. Zumi tires easily now and the morning sun seems to rejuvenate her before she starts her day. Today, her bottom lids hung heavy and for the ﬁrst time I noticed — or maybe she allowed me to notice — that she was showing weariness, probably after many years of feeling the need to guard her pack mates and me. Then there is Raider, whose young face is ﬁlled with wonder and curiosity with an expression that says “So what are we doing now?” His impossibly ﬂexible body was contorted in ways only a puppy could bend as he attempted to feel the heat of the sun on his stomach. One might say that I have an “overly” healthy love for my dogs but, as the saying goes, my dogs are not my whole life, but they make my life whole. When I began training dogs almost 20 years ago my life goal wasn’t to become a dog trainer. It just fell into my lap as something to do because I didn’t know what else to do. I didn’t have any “control issues” I needed to work out through controlling dogs, nor did I expect to make loads of money as an entrepreneur. I began working with dogs because I
fell in love with them. I began to see the world through their eyes and that is when I fell in love with the world. Over the years, I have questioned whether dogs can express love to people. Research suggests that dogs do not have the emotional capacity for love. They are creatures of habit and comfort and learn that certain behaviours get rewarded and certain ones don’t. Therefore they learn to express behaviours that get them the greatest rewards. What we see as love and affection is simply dogs showing learned behaviours that we interpret as love. But as someone who has spent 20 years living and working closely with dogs, I can say there is more to these creatures we share our lives with than conditioned responses to a stimuli. When you ask any dog person what they love about dogs their ﬁrst response is “they love unconditionally.” That means to love without
judgment, conditions or expectations. Dogs give to us and ask for nothing in return but are grateful for whatever they receive. Their exuberant wag of a tail for the simple gesture of a pat on the head is evidence of that. They are the ultimate teachers and the purveyors of unconditional love. If animals without a spoken language, that we can understand, can teach us about unconditional love simply by being in our presence, how can they themselves not feel it? For example, in order for one person to sense anger from another person, that other person must be feeling angry. So we can argue that if we feel unconditional love from our dogs, then our dogs do in fact express the feelings of unconditional love. But you all didn’t need me to tell you that did you? Joan is the owner of K9 Kinship Ltd. Contact her at k9kinship. com.
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A30 - North Shore News - Sunday, April 28, 2013
THE NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION presents
Party at The View SATURDAY, MAY 11TH, 2013 7 – 11 pm
NEWS photo Paul McGrath
A CELEBRATION OF OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF THE INAUGURAL SUMMER EXHIBITION AT
THE GORDON SMITH GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART 2121 Lonsdale Avenue Gallery Tour 7 – 8 pm Party at The View, 5Th Floor ; 8 – 11 pm
Green ideas CARSON Graham secondary students Sarah Duggan (right), Taylor Sacré (left) and Sydney MacLennan show off their TAP (Together Against Plastic Bottles) program at the North Vancouver School District Green Fair held at Sutherland secondary. Student environmental programs and projects, school displays along with business displays were among the green initiatives shown.
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The evening’s proceeds go to the Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists, the Artists for Kids Trust, and the wide range of North Shore charities supported by the North Shore Community Foundation –
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Info: Diana, 604-922-3414. North Shore Cric Crac Storytelling Evenings presented by the Vancouver Society of Storytelling take place the ﬁrst Sunday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Each month features a different theme. Fee: $7/$5. Polynesian Dance Classes: Beginner classes for adults and children, Sundays and Mondays at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-982-8311.
Bingo: Every Monday at 6:15 p.m., North Vancouver Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604988-3712. Canadian Federation of University Women — West Vancouver Branch: The CFUW is an organization committed to promoting education, improving women’s status and human rights as well as offering fellowship and professional contacts. Meetings are every third Monday, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church,
885 22nd St., West Vancouver. New members welcome. Info: 604-925-8445 or cfuwnvwv. vcn.bc.ca. Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12:303 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-987-7529. Drop-in Crib: Play crib every Monday (unless it’s a statutory holiday), 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion #118, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Fee: $5. Info: 604985-1115. English Conversation Corner: Drop in to the Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver and practise and improve your English language skills Mondays, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Info: nvdpl.ca, 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or 604-644-9621. Espiritu Vocal Ensemble, a high proﬁle community choir that performs a wide variety of music, is looking for motivated singers. Rehearsals take place Mondays, 7-9 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Singers should have basic music reading skills. Call 604-9222513 to set up an audition time. Friendship Toastmasters Club meets to improve communication and leadership skills every Monday, 7:15 9:15 p.m., at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Info: friendshiptoastmasters.com. Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Club: Beginner and intermediate classes every Monday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollyburn elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Louise, 604-987-3792.
Israeli Dance: Every Monday, beginners 6:15-7:15 p.m., intermediates and open dancing, 7:15-9:30 p.m. at Congregation Har El, 1305 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Fee: $6 per class. Info: 604568-4771. Logos Toastmasters Club: Hone your public speaking skills in a fun learning and social environment. The club meets Monday at 7:30 p.m. at 659 Clyde Ave., West Vancouver. Info: logostoastmasters.org or 604-929-7957. Meals on Wheels needs volunteers on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings.Info:604-922-3414 or northshoremealsonwheels. org. Mount Seymour Lions’ Club meets on the ﬁrst and third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Dave Mair 604-929-4135. Musicians Wanted: The West Vancouver Concert Band, an adult band for brass, wind and percussion instruments is looking for new members. The band performs a mix of classical, progressive and jazz music at community events. Practices take place Mondays (September to June), 8-9:45 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Info: westvanband.ca, Mike, 604-984-0115 or John 604-980-6857. North Shore Photographic Society: Learn the basics and reﬁnements of photography at weekly meetings held on Mondays from September to June at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 2347 Inglewood Ave., West Vancouver. Info: nsps.ca. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
NEWS photo Paul McGrath
LACHLAN Fontaine of the North Shore Twins prepares to unleash a rocket throw from his spot on the hot corner. The third baseman wowed scouts with his hitting and arm strength at a winter prospects camp and now he’s likely to get picked in June’s MLB draft.
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IN terms of his amateur baseball career, North Vancouver’s Lachlan Fontaine has already blasted his way around ﬁrst, second and third base and all that’s left now is to see if he gets waved in to make the ﬁnal charge home.
The North Shore Twins third baseman and Sutherland secondary Grade 12 student is in the midst of a whirlwind year that will culminate with the Major League Baseball draft in June when his name, in all likelihood, will be called out by a big league team. Fontaine ﬁrst broke out in a big way last summer when, after putting together a solid season with
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the Twins, he exploded on one magical day in the B.C. Premier Baseball League playoffs. Facing a doubleheader of must-win games during the league’s ﬁnal four tournament, Fontaine hit three home runs and collected 11 runs batted in in two games to propel the Twins all the way to the championships ﬁnal. “It kind of went by really fast, it seemed like it wasn’t real,” Fontaine said, recalling that monster day. “The whole team was intense about the games,
it was just a different feeling playing those couple of games. Everyone was just more intense about the game.” The wins put a cap on amazing streak for the Twins that saw them rip off nine straight victories to make the provincial ﬁnal after just barely squeaking into the playoffs. It was a fun stretch of baseball, said Fontaine. “It felt like we could just go out and we weren’t going to lose,” he said. “It felt like we could win every game and we were expecting to win every game. There wasn’t really a thought that we would lose any games and we played like it too.” The Twins eventually lost the ﬁnal but the swing in the team’s fortunes from also-rans to runners-up left everyone feeling good. Fontaine, in particular, kept See Inﬁelder page 32
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Wrestlers pin down age-group national titles SIX wrestlers from the North Shore’s Capilano Wrestling Club fought their way onto the podium while the club’s juvenile women grabbed the team title at the Canadian Cadet/Juvenile National Championships held April 5-7 in Saskatoon.
Adrienne Lu, a Grade 12 student at Sentinel secondary, set the standard for the juvenile women’s (age 17-18) team by winning gold in the 80-kilogram division. She was joined on the podium by Elphinstone secondary Grade 12 student Alex Radcliff who placed second in the 70-kg class. The team posted a total of 21 points at the meet, outclassing the second place Saskatchewan Junior Huskies who racked up 16 points. In juvenile men’s action Oscar Bulaqui took home the national title in the 46-kg division. The Grade 11 student at St. Thomas Aquinas will represent Team B.C. at the upcoming Canada Summer Games. Oscar’s younger sister Karah Bulaqui also scored gold, winning the 40-kg class in the cadet (age 15-16) girls’ division. The younger Bulaqui will also hit the mat for Team B.C. at the Canada Summer Games. Ciara DiSalle, a Grade 10 student at STA, scored another medal for the Capilano club with a second place ﬁnish in the cadet girls’ 49-kg division. Rounding out the North Shore medals was Kai Sackville-Hi, a Grade 9 student at STA, who ﬁnished third in the 58-kg cadet boys division, competing as a 14-year-old against wrestlers up to 16 years of age. — Andy Prest
NORTH Vancouver’s Karah Bulaqui (right) sizes up her opponent at the national championships in Saskatoon.
Inﬁelder wows with arm strength at prospect camp
From page 31
the streak rolling into the winter when he made a name for himself at a Perfect Game prospects camp held in Arizona. Competing against other elite young players, Fontaine earned the title of No. 1 Top Prospect at the camp, setting the event’s record for inﬁeld throw by uncorking a 90 mile per hour toss across the diamond from third to ﬁrst. Scouts raved about his hitting and he evened fooled around on the mound for one inning, wowing onlookers with a fastball that pushed 88 miles per hour and a nasty slider.
The magic continued earlier this month when Fontaine earned a spot on Canada’s National Junior Team, joining the squad for a stint in Florida where they faced off against rookie ball teams representing MLB clubs like the Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays. By the end of the camp it was clear that Fontaine was showing up clearly on the radar for the 2013 draft — 29 of the 30 MLB teams have contacted him and had him ﬁll out predraft paperwork. On top of all that, the 17 year old has been ﬁelding calls from colleges and universities on both sides of the border eager to scoop him up if his draft number isn’t high enough or a pro contract isn’t signed. Baseball is unique in its draft structure with high school grads eligible to be picked. The prospects then either sign right away and head off to rookie ball or they don’t sign and then go to college with the potential to re-enter the draft a couple of years down the road. Fontaine has covered all the bases,
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registering with the NCAA and taking SATs so that he could play university ball if his preferred choice, the pro route, doesn’t work out this summer “The (pro teams) try to persuade you away from school a little bit,” he said with a chuckle. “I tell them I want to play pro ball but, I mean, whatever happens I’m comfortable going to school as well. We’ll see what happens.” It’s a unique experience for these young players but also a stressful one. Just back from Florida and playing his ﬁrst regular season game with the Twins on Thursday night, Fontaine struck out in all three of his plate appearances. His batting eye still needs an adjustment after switching from the 90-plus mile-per-hour heaters he was seeing while playing for the junior national team to the 75 and 80 mileper-hour stuff the pitchers in the BCPBL are throwing him. “Going from 95 miles per hour to 75, it’s just completely different — you have to change your swing a lot, your whole approach,” said Fontaine, visibly peeved that he didn’t produce for his team in a 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Cannons. It’s a tricky transition, parachuting back into his hometown team after taking time off to play with Team Canada.
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“I ﬁnd that playing for this team there’s a lot more pressure, I just get a lot more nervous,” he said. On top of being counted on as the home team’s cleanup hitter, the whole circus of college coaches, pro scouts, endless travel and online rankings is a lot to handle, particularly considering the normal high school exams and graduation that all other kids face. “It just gets a little overwhelming at times, you’ve just got to forget about it at times and just go out and play the game you grew up loving and try to forget about everything else. . . . If you think about it too much you’re going to try too hard to get that hit or throw the ball 100 miles an hour across the inﬁeld. I didn’t do that today so I’ve just got to focus on that for next time.” No one sees the stress more than Lachlan’s father Bob, a retired West Vancouver police ofﬁcer who has been trailing his son around the continent to the various showcases and camps. “It’s a lot of fun for me — because I’m retired I can go down and watch him play, I can travel with him. Well, I don’t travel with him, I travel behind him,” he said with a laugh. “There is stress there but he’s handling it well. I try to help him as much as I can.”
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Monday, April 29 – 6:30 to 8:30pm
YOUTH COUNCIL & YOUTH APPRECIATION AWARDS
Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St., West Vancouver
West Vancouver’s Youth Council and Youth Appreciation Awards is a celebration of the achievements of youth and youth groups within the West Vancouver community. Please join us to acknowledge these remarkable young people and their amazing accomplishments! Contact Leanna at 604 921 3467 for more information.
Friday, May 3rd – 4-9pm
BEAT THE HEAT!
West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr.
This free and fun event will feature many exciting elements including a 5-on-5 ﬂoor hockey tournament in the Gym, an obstacle course in the Gymnastics Centre, and other games and a BBQ in the Youth Lounge. Team up with other youth and adults from a variety of local organizations and youth-serving agencies and work together to win some great prizes, all in the spirit of community partnership and engagement! Contact Melanie at 604 925 7222 for more information.
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COACH Scott Menzies works with a group of youngsters at a West Vancouver Soccer Club clinic held April 19 at Ambleside Park. The club puts on youth clinics every Friday afternoon. For more information visit westvansoccer.com.
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Draft adds stress to already busy baseball schedule From page 32
Bob’s been watching his son play since Lachlan raced out of the house as a threeyear-old toddler to hit off a tee with his older brother Elliot. Playing the game now is what keeps all the outside craziness in perspective for his son, said Bob. “He loves playing baseball. That’s his life, he just loves playing it. In all the years that he’s played ball he has never complained about practice, about going to a game — never.” Life will become simpler again once draft
day has come and gone. Lachlan said he won’t be doing anything special on the day — he’ll go to school as usual — but he will keep a keen ear just in case one of those big league scouts wants to call him with some good news. “I’ll have my phone on,” he said, “loud.” ••• The Twins will be back at home for their next eight games, starting today with a doubleheader against the Victoria Eagles. Game 1 gets underway at 11 a.m. at Parkgate Park with Game 2 scheduled for 1:30 p.m. For a full schedule visit northshoretwins.com.
Little racers ready for Spring Sprint
WEST Vancouver Track and Field Club will host their annual Spring Sprint meet for athletes in grades 3-7 Tuesday, May 14 at West Vancouver secondary.
Events offered will be 100metres sprint, 600-m run for grades 3-5, 800-m run for grades 6-7, long jump and shot put. Pre-registration for this free event is recommended — email email@example.com with the athlete’s name, grade, gender and school by Friday, May 10.
For more information visit westvantrack.com. — Compiled by Andy Prest Email information about your upcoming sporting event or results from recent competitions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Born June 7, 1936 in the Dominican Republic, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2013 at Evergreen Care Centre. Predeceased by his wife Margaret. Jim is lovingly remembered by his daughter Suzette (Aaron), son Ian and grandson Aidan. As per Jim’s request, there will be no service. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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DUTCHAK, Joseph Mar 27, 1920 - Apr 21, 2013 Our much loved father, grandfather and greatgrandfather peacefully passed away at the North Shore Hospice. Predeceased by his wife Patricia "Pat" in 1991. He will be greatly missed by his son Brad, daughter-in-law Joyce, grandchildren Sarah(Brad) and Steven,great-grandsons Liam and Rowan and a very special friend Marjorie.His career as a Pilot with Air Canada spanned 31 years from 1946-1977. Joe lived his life with playful humour and leaves his family and friends with many joyful memories. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the North Shore Hospice. No service by request.
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Beatrice Marjorie Vittery July 4, 1917-April 20, 2013
Beatrice Marjorie Vittery (nee Rankin), born July 4, 1917, passed away peacefully in North Vancouver at the North Shore Hospice on April 20, 2013. Lovingly remembered by her children Joan Mitchell (Brian), and Alan. Noni was special to her grandchildren Nikki, Jennifer, Alanna and Alistair and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Robert (Grace); sister Emma (Henry) Wackenroder, and brother Gordon (Eileen) of California. Bea was “Mum” to many special friends, especially Maureen Woodrow, Gayle Guest and Anne Nkomo. Thank you to Erlinda Quadrante for her overwhelming devotion in caring for our mother. Bea was born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan to William Rankin of Edinburgh, Scotland and Mary Jane Rankin (Greaves), of York, Ontario. Her parents were homesteaders and wheat farmers then came to Vancouver in 1920. After spending the wartime years in the Queen Charlotte Islands, Vancouver Island and Vancouver, she and husband Ralph (RCAF-Marine Section) settled in North Vancouver in 1947 where she helped with the family business, Vittery Marine Services. She enjoyed a wonderful family life skiing on Hollyburn, Grouse and Seymour Mountains as well as other areas in BC, especially Rossland. Spring, summer and fall, or any day with wind, was spent sailing from West Vancouver Yacht Club on the ‘Ivanhoe’ and later, the ‘Anna Marie’ around the coastal waters. Inbetween, whenever the opportunity allowed, she travelled the oceans of the world to anywhere a freighter or cruise ship would take her. She never lost the travel bug and had her ﬁnal voyage to Alaska in 2007 on her 90th birthday. She was a devoted member of the Signus Club of Vancouver, a charity that helped the families of children afﬂicted with cerebral palsy. She struggled with many medical issues in the past eight years but, as usual, she took it in her stride, never complaining. As with the bright colours that she loved, she brightened everyone’s world with happiness as she sailed through her life as perfect as we all knew her. As per Bea’s request, there will be no service. Private arrangements will be announced at a later date following cremation. Donations gratefully accepted in her memory to BC Cancer Agency, BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, Lion’s Gate Hospital Foundation or any charity of your choice. For those wishing to share a memory of Beatrice, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221
JOLI, Georgina Robertson (Georgie) Apr 13, 2013 Georgie Joli of North Vancouver passed away peacefully on April 13, 2013. Georgie was predeceased by her loving husband John and son Raymond. She is survived by her children, Ian (Christine) and Lynn (Murray), her three grandchildren, Michelle (Jamie), David (Amy), and Lori (Richard), and her three great-grandchildren, Molly, Aliyah, and Logan. Georgie was a loving wife, mother, grandma, greatgrandma, friend and a proud lifetime member of Burrard Chapter No. 3, Order of the Eastern Star. She will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 10:00am at First Memorial, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
MARSHALL, Harvey Jukes Born November 16, 1925, passed peacefully on April 20, 2013, in North Vancouver, B.C. 'Ol’ Easy' was predeceased by his loving wife, Betty, and brothers Ray and Paul. Harvey is survived and dearly missed by his sister Maureen; children Beth (Brian), Ray (Karen), Harvey (Helen), and Sam; ten grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Born and raised in North Vancouver, Harvey left his home town only to serve in the navy during WWII. Post war, Harvey returned home to work for Home Oil and Pacific Brewers Distributors while raising his family, the pride and joy of his life. The Marshall homestead, renown for its social gatherings, was home to many and welcomed all. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 pm on May 4, 2013, at First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. Last hurrah to follow at the family homestead. Flowers gratefully declined, but anyone so wishing may make a donation to Evergreen House through the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation at www.lghfoundation.com or 231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver V7L 2L7.
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ANDISON, Mary Louise October 28th, 1925 - April 22nd, 2013
Embraced by the love of her family, our dear Mum passed away peacefully on April 22nd, 2013. Predeceased by her beloved husband Alec, her cherished son Bruce, and her dear grandchildren Brooke and Kyle. Survived by her children, Jan Pope (Ken), Robin (David), Scott (Margot), and Neil (Vera), her grandchildren Bruce (Shelly), Erin (Geoff), Lee (Jocelyn), Blake (Katherine), Cole, Alexandra (Rob), Evan, Dhana, and her great-grandchildren Jacob, Justin, Aureilia, Abigal, Emily and Owen. Married in 1943, Louise and Alec began raising their family in Alberta before coming to North Vancouver in 1951. After a brief return to Calgary, they settled in West Vancouver, where Louise lived from 1963 to 2002. After being a full-time mother and homemaker for several years, Louise followed her dream to become an educator and received her Early Childhood Education Diploma from UBC in the late 1960s. In 1972 she began working at Chelsea House Preschool in West Vancouver, becoming owner in 1975. In 1978, along with her daughter Jan Pope, she established Chatham Preschool at Eagle Harbour and St. Francis-in-the-Wood. In 1983, Chatham Preschool moved to Cypress Park School where Louise taught until 1990. She remained active in its operation until its closure in 2007. Louise loved children and teaching and she touched the lives of countless children and their families over the years. Louise was an active member of the the community, becoming involved in many volunteer activities, including being a founding member of SPEC, early recycling initiatives and assisting the elderly. She shared a love of music and travel with her husband, Alec, and together they toured the world. She continued with her interests after Alec’s death, and joined the Keynotes Senior Choir and often attended the symphony and travelled accompanied by her dear friend, Susan. From 2002 until her passing, Louise divided her time between Victoria and North Vancouver, and was always an integral part of her family’s lives in both cities. She is forever loved and will be greatly missed by us all. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff of the North Shore Hospice for their endless compassion and loving care. We will always remember and appreciate everything that was done for our mother and for us. As requested, there will be no service at this time, but a gathering of family and close friends will be planned for the early summer. In lieu of ﬂowers, we would appreciate donations in memory of Louise Andison to: North Shore Hospice Society P.O. Box 54019, 1562 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver, B.C. V7M 3L5
Jan. 31, 1931 - April 13, 2013 It is with deep sadness we inform you that our dear mother, Virginia (Ginny) Perkins, passed away recently. Mom had been struggling with advancing Alzheimer’s disease and succumbed after a valiant fight. She is survived by her sons Bruce and Geoff, her daughterin-law Betty, and her four grandchildren - Graham, Jessica, Cassidy and Jack. Ginny was from the east, born and raised in Toronto, but fell in love with Vancouver. She moved here shortly after graduating from the University of Toronto with an advanced degree in social work. She soon found work and met her husband Ron, who predeceased her in 1998. The family grew up on the North Shore living in both North and West Vancouver. Ginny was an active and intelligent woman who loved giving back to the community. One of her favourite activities was volunteering at the West Van Library. Her love of art brought her to volunteer at the Ferry Building Gallery as well. Ginny had a strong faith and drew a lot of strength from her church. Travel was also never far from her heart. At a terrible loss to us all, Alzheimer’s took its toll. Ginny’s last years were at Sunrise in Lynn Valley where the staff were beyond superb. The family is so grateful to them for their support and care. Goodbye Mom, God bless you. A celebration of life will be held for Ginny on May 3rd at 2:00 PM. The location is the First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s society.
BRADSHAW, Sarah & Scott are delighted to announce the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Chase Ashby Bradshaw, at 8:41 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, weighing 6 lbs. 10 oz. and measuring 20 inches. Proud grandparents are Gayle & Bruce Bradshaw and Barbara & Michael Ashby. A big thank you to Dr. Frank Bugeja & the maternity staff at Lions Gate Hospital.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE: The Canadian Association Of Retired Persons (CARP) Chapter 4 will be holding its Annual General Meeting 23 May 2013, 3:30 - 5:00pm, Silk Purse, 1570 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1A1. You are welcome to attend the event prior, 2:00 4:00. Seating limited. Registration by 19 May 2013: carp.northshorevancouver @gmail.com. Inquiries: Elizabeth Dunbar 604.926.8173 firstname.lastname@example.org CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian Record Suspension (Criminal pardon) seals record. American waiver allows legal entry. Why risk employment, business, travel, licensing, deportation, peace of mind? Free consultation: 1-800-347-2540
DONATIONS NEEDED We need your support! Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th Street North Vancouver Phone: (604) 987-5938 Open: Mon.to Sat. 10:00-4:00 All proceeds go to the Lions Gate Hospital.
Jumping Into Spring Gardening Seminar Date: Mon, April 29th, 2013 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Location: West Van Florist RSVP by Calling 604-926-5121
Lost & Found
BICYCLE FOUND - Allan Rd. & Lynn Valley Rd. Sat. morning Apr. 20th. Call to ID. 604-644-8711.
Learn techniques on: - Mixed Shrubs - Perennials, Annuals - Plant Containers - Floral Arrangements - Free Seminar
FOUND HONDA remote/key with 5 keys at Ambleside Dog Park. Phone 778-882-7816 FOUND PRESCRIPTION Glasses in alley of 145 West 5th St. NVan on Tues aft. nr garbage container. Pls call to id 604-971-0400 ★LOST COCKATIEL★ 'Holly' yellow head with yellow crown, orange around ears, light grey & white on her back. Was seen nr Upper Lonsdale. Her mate is missing her. Call as soon as you see her. 604-987-9063
LOST iPod Touch North Vancouver (Upper Lonsdale) April 14- black, 3rd generation. Please call if found - thanks! Call: (604) 787-2715 PEARL NECKLACE FOUND 100 blk W Queens NVan outside Churchill House. Wed, April 17th. Send detailed description to: email@example.com VERY FRIENDLY, young female cat has been at our house day/ night for past 3 days, no ID. Longhaired, brown/grey tabby. Larson School area. 604.720.3882.
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ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS
Sales • Service • We buy
Art & Collectibles
CERTIFIED MATH TEACHER. Senior math, calculus, IB, AP, SAT programs. K-12. 604-929-6262 TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100 firstname.lastname@example.org
Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet
OIL Painting Signed:LUINI $80 Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th St. North Van. Monday-Saturday 10:00-4:00 (604) 987-5938
FOREST LAWN CEMETERY PLOT, Ascension section $7900 obo. Call 604-987-2948
For Sale Miscellaneous
A HARDLY used push HONDA Lawnmower 2 yr for sale, good cond $250 obo. 604-922-5345
Annual Spring Skate & Surf Sale Branded Clothing Up to 60% OFF (Downstairs)1453 Lonsdale Sat/ Sun 9am -5pm Apr 27th & 28th May 4th & May 5th CANOE, GOOD condition, 16 ft, $500, 604-929-3535 Collectible typewriters $75, men’s navy suit size 36, $50, men’s tweed coat $35, ladies black coat $60, 604-985-1968 Raleigh Mnt Bike, Tomahawk 26' W,20' FR, $150. Norco Olympia W.Cruiser 27'W 16' FR $175. Kona Lanai $195, others/Fisher Marinoni Vintage, 604-653-4085
MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-630-3300
EMPLOYMENT WorkBC Employment Services Centre North Shore presents:
YOUTH HIRING FAIR in celebration of Youth Week 2013
If you’re between the ages of 16 and 30, drop by on Wednesday May 1, from 3 - 6 pm, to meet representatives from: ... and more! WorkBC Employment Services Centre North Shore Youth Satellite 318-260 West Esplanade Ave. North Vancouver, BC Tel 604 988 3766 | Fax 604 984 7153 | ywcajobseeker.org The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
FLEXSTEEL SOFA, like new $180. Excellent condition. 604-922-9598 W.Van
500 SQ ft fir flooring, 3 1/4’’ t&g. 1000 sq ft 1 1/4’’ oak flooring, top nail. Red brick, leaded windows & doors, cedar siding mixed & more! 778-938-9587
FREE FILL - Delivered for free. North & West Van. Minimum 5 yards. 604-985-4211 FREE FIREWOOD, 4786 Headland Court, West Van, must pick up! IKEA QUEEN Mattress, good condition, must pickup, 604-980-8959 SINGLE BED wood with mattress Good condition U pick up! 604-924-3585
ALL DANISH style teak furn & items. Ok if refinishing & repair needed. Jenny 604-773-5218 Thank You very much. Cash Paid
Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530
FULL-TIME BOOKKEEPER required for Property Management firm in North Van. Duties include Accounts Receivable and Payable, Financial Statement Preparation and payroll. Intermediate level Excel and excellent communication skills required. Excellent working environment and full training on Accounting software provided. Please email resume to email@example.com
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GUITAR TEACHER Classical • Jazz & Rock Guitar Acoustic or Electric Reasonable Rates
TONY CHOTEM 604-980-4336
TEMPE TOTS DAYCARE ~ Opened in 1987 ~
Preschool program offering swimming, music, French. Full or part-time. 2.5 yrs - 6 yrs. In Tempe Heights, off 29th, between Lonsdale/William.
Jane & Pam 604-985-3783
North & West Vancouver Mature f/t housecleaners required Mon to Fri, days. $11 to $16/hr. Valid BC drivers licence required. For interview. Call 604-987-4112
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 vehicle and be available from 2am to 6am daily. Earn up to $900/mo. Call to find the route closest to you.
OUR BUDAPEST for your North Shore. Home/car swap. 3 weeks in
★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652
summer contact Canadian expat family. firstname.lastname@example.org
★WAILEA MAUI★ Luxury fully equipped 1 Bdrm Condo, n/s. May & June Special ! ★604-921-7272★
Purrrrrfect time to place your ad
5005 BLUE NOSE Bully Pitts, only 3 left, all papers, short stocky brickhouse pups, for more info, Call 778-319-8335
★ CATCH UP BOOKKEEPER ★ No stress, organize & maintain. No job too small 778-885-8500
Business Opps/ Franchises
PAINTERS Required, min 5 yrs exp, must have vehicle, ref req’d, be able to move on large ladders etc. Call 604-790-4554 or email email@example.com
SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $499 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.
HERBALIFE DISTRIBUTOR Join our team. Work from home. Don’t miss this out. Call: (778) 340-5878
The Art of Asian Bodycare 7days, 10am-8pm, 604-980-8809 101-1075 Marine Dr, North Van
HIMALAYAN Show Cats CFA Retired M/F $250.00 Exp homes with no cats Kitten wait list $500.00+ Port Moody( 604) 939-1231
F/T Truck Tire Technician for local tire company, valid BC DL. Will train, experience an asset. Good benefit package. Please fax or email resume & Driver’s Abstract to: 604-986-7399 firstname.lastname@example.org
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QUALIFIED VETERINARY assistant available 24/7 for house/ pet sitting. Esh 778-237-0205
Wanted to Buy
DINING Table + much more. Real wood w/ 6 chairs + china cabinet $800; blue/grey sofa + love seat $700; 2 armchairs $150; coffee table $75; and much more. Call: (604) 921-9700
BEAUTIFUL 2 piece china cabinet 60 wide X 78 high, lawnmower 4.3 briggs & stratton cuts well. U PICK UP! 604-988-8060
Busy Bright North Van Office has 2 openings: One comm lines with Level 2 preferred and one autoplan agent with Level 1 but may be willing to train the right individual. Email: email@example.com
GO TO www.caninesolutions. Info To learn how to resolve your dogs behaviour problems today. 250-574-6155
7010 Personals Lily’s Relaxation Centre AmazingMassage! Open: 10am-10pm NICE ORIENTAL SERVICE
1050 Marine Dr. North Van. (by McKay) parking at rear
FULL-TIME RECEPTIONIST We have an opening for a full time Receptionist to cover a maternity leave position. Excellent phone, customer service skills and personal presentation required. Computer and bookkeeping knowledge an asset; driver’s license required. We provide a professional, friendly office environment. Please reply by fax or e-mail to: (604) 904-8815 firstname.lastname@example.org
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604-630-3300 LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night www.jetpetresort.com
HEALTH Thinking Globally........Acting Locally
LYNNTERM CARGO COORDINATOR 12 MONTH CONTRACT Western Stevedoring provides general stevedoring contractor services throughout BC and is operator of Canada’s largest break-bulk terminal; Lynnterm, located in North Vancouver. Western requires an energetic and talented individual to join the Cargo Coordination team. This team facilitates the delivery of efficient cargo handling services to the forestry, steel and general cargo sectors.
West Vancouver Transit Blue Bus is accepting applications for a Commercial Transit Mechanic.
Receive competitive wages and beneﬁts and join the top notch Blue Bus team! Visit our website to apply: westvancouver.ca/careers
The ideal candidate will possess relevant post-secondary education/experience encompassing logistics and distribution in a heavy industry environment. An in-depth knowledge of MS Office products and understanding of database concepts will be considered an asset for this position. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential in the daily interaction with customers and stakeholders. The ability to work independently and show initiative in problem solving will enable the candidate to perform effectively in a highly demanding environment. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter, in confidence, by May 10, 2013 to email@example.com. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive compensation package. Visit our website at www.westeve.com. Western Stevedoring is an equal opportunity employer.
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Is there a way I can connect with those who are caring for family members? North Shore Community Resources Caregiver Support Program offers network groups, learning sessions and personal consultation for those caring for a family member or friend. On Friday, May 10, in honour of Caregiving Week, NSCR Caregiver Support Program is planning a special event featuring a drumming workshop and wellness stations. To contact the Caregiver Support Program or to register for the caregiver May 10th event call 604-985-7138. Seniors’ One-Stop Information Line 604-983-3303 or 604-925-7474 North Shore Community Resources
REAL ESTATE RENTALS Real Estate Services
PARADISE JUST BEFORE HEAVEN. North Shore Realtor working in Cabo San Lucas & S. Jose del Cabo, Mexico accepting inquires re your real estate needs there. Call Jose 604-771-0335 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org before May 20/13. No fees.
N.VAN CENTRAL Lonsdale, 2 BR, 2 Bath, f/p, $299,900 & 1 BR, Top floor, View, 720sf, $249,950. HIRA • Sutton • 604-318-9474
For Sale by Owner
7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.
Houses - Sale
At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com
Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER
Bachelors! 1 Bedrooms! 2 Bedrooms! City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.
RENTALS 604-980-3606 email@example.com www.caprent.com
1 BDRM $900, 21st & Lonsdale, balcony, heat/hw inc, h/w fl, np/ns Adult bldg, ref’s. 604-904-9507 1 Br, $920, Avail May 15, Ocean view, Southside, new carpet & drapes. Heat incl. quiet. gated, free prkg, no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2nd. 604-700-7572
1 BR large 18/Lonsdale, incl heat & hw, drapes, balc, elevator, ns np $965, May 1, 604-220-6817 1 BR reno’d, clean, quiet, 2nd/St Andrews, $895, np, May 1, incl heat hw & prkg, 604-984-2148
1BDRM/1BATH LOWER LONSDALE, *all-included* May 1, $950, wood floors, laundry, utilities included! 604-780-0575
TRANQUILITY from this 20,000 sq ft Capilano river front lot, with 2,400+ sqft of open plan living+ 1,000 sf decks home. Walk to Edgemont,.(Handsworth school catchment) Lance Phillips 604-924-2482 Prudential Sussex
Lots & Acreage
3418 Blueberry Drive, Whistler, BC. Bare Land approx 13,500 sq ft. Panoramic views from Whistler to Mt. Currie. - $1,747,000 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1BR view & 1 Br grd flr reno’d. $950 incls ht, htwater, cbl, ns np, avail Now, refs 604-987-8807 1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, May 1st. Refs req’d. 604-960-0452 2BR, $990 Central Lons. ground level, fenced garden, f/p, appl, w/d, n/s n/p, Now/June, 913-0133
2 BR, 1 bath, h/w floors, bright, fresh paint, new countertops, close to seabus & transit. On site w/d. Adult bldg. $1200. Chad, 604-328-5545 2 BR large, $1250, New Reno’s, Mar 15, View, ht, h/water, hw flrs, storage, ns, np, 604-971-2456 2 BR upper Lonsdale, $1250 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, May 1 604-202-3458 3 BR $1450 June 1st, h/w flrs, incls ht, hw, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. NP, refs, 778-320-1554 3 BR apt, 2 bath, newer flrs. Mt Seymour Park area, ns, np, kids ok, $1600, now 604-987-7006 BACH $750, avail May 1, balc 18/Lonsdale carpet, incl heat/ hw, 1 yr lease. np, ns, 604-988-4692 Delbrook Gardens 777 W. Queens, 2 br, $1595, 3 br $2100 604-990-2971, Weekends 778-227-5042
PENDER ISLAND, level building lot (3819 Pirates Rd) 0.36 ac/ 15,681 sq ft with water sewer, hydro, cable at lot line. By owner only $109,900. 604-988-2653
Large Bach upper Lonsdale, $775 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, June 1, 604-202-3458
MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar
145 West Keith Road. Studio’s (Avail May 1) 1 BR’s (Avail Now & May 1) 2 BR’s (Avail Now) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok. 604-986-3356
6505-12 BEST LAKE FRONT FROM VAN only 1 hr, nr Bellingham, 2,900 sft, 5 br, 4.5 bath, 18 yr old home. Beautiful low bank waterfront, $679,000. Call 604-734-1300 LOG CABIN on .8 acre, Sunshine Coast 1 hr to Vancouver, $225,000. Call 604-922-7836
Apartments & Condos
West Van Apt. Rentals
2BR $1740, water views, reno’d, h/w flrs, 2150 Bellevue, nr all amens, ns/np, 604-921-4384 AMBLESIDE, 1 br & den, garden lvl, priv entry, quiet pers. incl utils, ns np, $1150. 604-921-8771
West Van Apt. Rentals
Westwind Apts 2025 Bellevue Ave, Rare Penthouse 2 bdrms, expansive ocean view, reno’d, also 2 bdrm mnt view, Cat OK Senior discount 604-913-0734 1 BR, partial water view, central Ambleside, small concrete bldg, bright, balcony, top corner, $1150 ns, np, avail now. 604-612-4427 2 BR, Marine/19th, view, 7th flr, newly decorated, np, ns, 3 appls, June 1. $1675. 604-925-8851
1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail Fitness facility, Key less entry, Move-In Bonus, outdoor pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free MultiHousing Program 604-922-4322 HIGH END Condo’s for rent. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 905sf, w/d, a/c, $2850, June 1. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, w/d, 1200sf, $3500, avail now, NS, pet ok under 35lbs.
Call Paul 604-250-1333 Luxury Over The Seawall! BACHELOR, pool, rec. room, pet ok, 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287
Park Royal Towers All Utilities Included
1 BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq.ft.) 3 BR (1370 sq.ft.) Penthouse (1650 sq.ft.)
HORSESHOE BAY, beautiful fully furn/equipped 3 bdrm, 2 bath home, parking, pet ok. Daily, Weekly, Monthly. 778-872-1040
150sf - 600sf Prime Office Space Avail for Lease. Excellent Rates! Call Jeff or Ross 604-980-3003
WATERFRONT LUXURY The Pink Palace on the Seawall
1 Bdrm & 3 Bdrm
Indoor/outdoor pools. Fitness centre & billiard room, no smoking 2222 Bellevue Ave. To view: 604-926-0627
Duplexes - Rent
1800sf, 3 Bdrm, master, ensuite w/double jetted tub, Vancouver city & water view, walk-in closet, back yard with huge deck & huge trees, $2900/mth. Refs req’d. 406 E. 4th St. By Appt only. 604-984-2030. Request pictures @ email@example.com
A SHORT STAY North Shore 1 & 2 bdrm + penthouse long or short. Renos, families, pets ok, Execs. 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com
HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com
2007 Dodge Caliber SXT
Red, local, only 65,000kms, alloys. Stk# P5797
2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport
Auto, a/c, 4x4, only 47,000kms, silver. Stk#P5795A
steering, a/Care, exc mech., few rust, red lthr front seats need attn serious inq, $9500. 778 239 7416
2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab
1 OR 2 BDRM cozy Horseshoe Bay cabin, wooded privacy, 4 appls, Now, negot. 604-281-2002
2 BDRM main flr. East 1 St, North Van. Lrg south facing deck, n/s, n/p, refs, newly reno’d bath, new carpet/paint, 1 yr min lse, $1350 incl utils, shrd w/d, avail June 1st. 604-736-1690 2 BR bsmt ste, Upper Lonsdale, $1010 incls gas & hydro, w/d, 1 yr lease, np, June 1. 604-985-4835 2 BR Central Lonsdale, ground level, bright, sep entry, f/p, w/d, covered carport, np ns, June 1st. $1040. 604-925-2107 2 BR grd lvl, Deep Cove/Seymour Area, shared w/d. NS/NP, $1200 incls util, May 1st, 604-723-3654
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
6spd manual, hard top, pwr options, only 26,000kms, Stk# P5810
1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516
2006 Dodge Dakota
4x4, access cab, canopy, local, dark blue. Stk# P5798
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab Low kms, loaded, park assist. Stk# 13218A
1600 MARINE DR., N.V. 604.980.8501
1 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495 incl, furn or unfurn 604-329-7449
2008 Dodge Charger R/T Black on black, leather, sunroof, Hemi. Stk# P5817
1 BDRM, bath, in nice quiet, Horseshoe Bay home, avail now. $600/m inclusive. 604-281-2002
4x4, auto, clean, blue, a/c. Stk# P5811
1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 126,000 kms. Must be seen $8,000 Paul (604) 803-5674
SHARE 4 BR furnished house, near bus stop, shops, professional or student, avail May 1, $500, 604-929-9667
2010 Jeep Compass Sport
4x4, diesel, ale, pwr group, only 55,700kms. Stk# P5726
180SF STUDIO/OFFICE with skylights, 2nd flr, quiet bldg, Pemberton & Welch, $400/m, incl tax/hydro. 604-986-6682 or 604-250-4328
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9125 05 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER GT
09 AUDI A4 QUATTRO
STK 951171 WAS $10,900
STK 952260 WAS $30,900
Convertible, leather, 5spd.
AWD, loaded only 49,000kms.
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08 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL AWD
12 FORD EXPEDITION MAX LTD
STK 952230 WAS $48,900
All cars fully reconditioned to Central Auto standards 2008 Saab 9-3 2.OT, 36,000 original kms, glass roof, alloys, dealer serviced, white with sand leather. $20,850
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer. Mfr wrty until 2016. Ralliart Ed. Auto, recent brks/tires, 116k KM. 1 owner. All records avail. $7,900 OBO. 604.340.3145
2007 Toyota Rav 4 Limited AWD, 4cyl, auto, glass roof, a/c, alloys, only 105,000 original kms, dealer serviced, immaculate. $17,850
10 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA Hardtop, 6spd.
04 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB 4x4, Hemi, super clean.
STK 951851 WAS $16,900
Sports & Imports
2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (604) 794-3428.
1994 Mercedes Benz SL 500, 67,300 original kms, full options, very well serviced, desimo graphite metallic with sand leather, immaculate. $14,850
For more information on these cars & others call Ted
604.984.7714 or visit:
09 MERCEDES BENZ ML 320
05 DODGE DAKOTA SLT
Diesel, leather, navigation.
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Stk 951661 WAS $36,900
STK 951751 WAS $14,900
13 CHEV CAMARO RS
11 CHEV AVEO
2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic. 95,000 kms. No accidents. Fully loaded. $9,750. (604) 786-0941.
2004 Jeep Liberty Ltd, 60,000 original kms, 6 cyl, glass roof, leather, alloys, auto, a/c, pwr seats, pwr windows, immaculate. $11,850
2004 Toyota Camry, 69,000 original kms, V6, LE, auto, glass roof, alloys, immaculate. $10,850
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MIKE: 604-872-0109 12 CHEV TRAVERSE 2LT
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STK R05971 WAS $33,900
STK 952330 WAS $26,900
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2005 Hyundai Accent GSI Manual 178,000 kms Very clean and well maintained. Great on gas. $3,000 email: Mayday44@telus.net
2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $42,900, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044
2006 CHEVY Express cargo van, 5.3L, 140 K kms (hwy), good cond. $6900. 604-983-0920
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ALL CEMENT WORK rock walls patios, sidewalks, drainage, repairs, 30+yrs exp. Exc Ref’s 604-992-7994
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BATHROOMS & much more. 30 yrs on the North Shore. Working within your budget. 778-387-3626
AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES
Certified Horticulturists Design • Planting • Maintenance Spring Clean-ups. Call Scott. www.KatsuraLandscaping.ca
COASTAL GROUNDS MAINTENANCE LTD. Mark 604-813-7018 www.coastalgrounds.ca
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$23 LAWN CUTS based on 2000 sqft. We also offer a full array of services. www.seymourlawnmaint.ca or call 604-990-1252
Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, pavers, ponds & walls, returfing, demos, drainage, jackhammering. Old pools filled in, decks, concrete 604.782.4322
Michael 604 619-1126
ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321
SOME OF THE BENEFITS THE HONDA PRE-OWNED PROGRAM OFFERS: • 6-year / 120,000km transferable Powertrain warranty coverage, with options to upgrade to comprehensive extended warranty.
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YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
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LAWN CUTS 604-716-1662 NEW LEAF IRRIGATION Prompt service, activations, additions. 20 yr exp 604-719-1819
ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)805-8463/ 986-4026
STEMS & SEEDS Complete lawn & garden services. Res/comm. Lic., Insured, WCB 604-925-0464
ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677
ARMS & Minds Renos Carpentry cabinets, doors, finishing, flooring, tile, drywall, paint, deck, fence, siding, electrical, plumbing. Warranty. Est. 1988 Free estimates. Mark 604-761-7745
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HANDYMAN - Multi Services. North Shore Co. Services avail eves & weekends 778-231-0970
CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101
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GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220 JAMES DOYLE (Landscaping & Gardening) 35 years on the North Shore. Call James 604-983-0470 JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126 JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca
NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp. No job to small.. Please Call Will 604-805-1582
604.986.0003 Ofﬁce 604.561.9100 Colin 604.218.7644 Al
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604-726-9153 604-926-1526 Call Jungle George Local North Shore
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Moving & Storage
AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men
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Oil Tank Removal
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GLOBAL PLUMBING Licenced Plumber & Gas Fitter
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ASPHALT PAVING Driveway, Walkway & Parking Lot
Garage Apron / Speed Bump / Pot Hole Commercial & Residential
ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
WESTCOAST ASPHALT Sealcoating & Repair. Seal Coating, Crack Filling, Patching, Parking Lines. Free Ests. 604-999-0507
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TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667
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All West Garden Services Lawn maint, p/raking, moss control, aerating, trim, prune top, general cleanups... CALL SUKH 604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988
ENGLISH LANDSCAPER gardener, 30 yrs exp, complete garden maint. Les 604-209-8853
Fine Painting & Decorating. Painting homes on the North Shore since 1987.
Cert. horticulturists 604-518-5661 Scott H. Design & Maintenance KatsuraLandscaping.ca
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LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. Your Maintenance & Landscape Specialist 604-788-9687
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• Power washing • Gutter cleaning/repairs • Window cleaning • WCB insured • Free estimates
604-984-4147 604-773-4549 Spring Cleanups: Driveways, walkways, etc. Get rid of that moss & mess around your home or work. ALL-WAYS Pressure Washing Driveways, sidewalks, decks, patios, houses. 604-985-0402
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