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You won’t take my husband: wife Fundraising plan to take injured NV man to UK parents never consulted his wife Jeremy Shepherd

A recent fundraising drive to bring injured North Vancouver man Chris Thomas back to England could uproot or possibly even sever his family, according to Chris’s wife, Christina. Thomas sustained brain injuries as the result of an incident outside the Rusty Gull pub in 2011. The 42-year-old former stone mason was punched by a man in a Santa Claus costume just before midnight on Dec. 16. Thomas was released from hospital after a cursory examination, only to be readmitted when a friend observed him acting strangely. Either the punch or the fall caused bleeding inside his skull and swelling on the brain. Thomas later suffered from meningitis, a stroke and seizures, ultimately spending two months on a ventilator in an intensive care unit, according to Christina. Recently, Thomas has been able to eat food and speak. His comprehension is also improving, according to Christina. “He’s recovering but it’s going to be a long process,” she said. Thomas is currently in a wheelchair in the neurology unit at Lions Gate Hospital, according to Christina. The couple has been together nearly 20 years, according to Christina, including the last seven years in North Vancouver. While Thomas has not lived in England in two decades, his parents want to take care of him at home, according to Christina. “There’s this tug of war between his family here and his family there,” she explained. Charlie Cooper, a childhood friend of Thomas, recently spearheaded a fundraising drive to bring him back to Halewood, a suburb of Liverpool, through the website Bring See Wife page 5

Judge hands Abbotsford man 5 years for home invasion

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AN Abbotsford home invader who forced his way into a West Vancouver home, tied up the occupant with zap straps and threatened him with what looked like a handgun has been sent to jail for five years by a North Vancouver judge. Judge Joanne Challenger handed the sentence to Richard Wayne Heino — also known as Richard Wenlock — 24, on Thursday, after Heino pleaded guilty to robbery and use of an imitation gun to commit a crime. The frightening — and apparently random — home invasion happened on the afternoon of Oct. 28, 2012, when Heino and an accomplice rang the doorbell of a home on Haywood Avenue. A young man who lived there in the basement suite of his parents’ house came outside to find Heino and a second man handing out real estate pamphlets. But the resident became suspicious when he saw the second man attempting to conceal zap See Victim page 5

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CHRIS Thomas gets a visit from his children Chloe and Michael and his wife Christina in Lions Gate Hospital Thursday evening.

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E 2013



Here is the third of our election grids. Candidates were limited to wordcount answers. British Columbia Party candidate Cara-Lynn Hodgson did not supply answers. To see all our election coverage in one place go to and click on Election 2013.

Kimball Cariou Communist

Craig Keating NDP

Ryan Conroy Green Party

Allan John Molyneaux Conservative

Laurence Watt Libertarian

Naomi Yamamoto Liberal*

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Increased film tax credits? Good or bad?

This industry employs thousands of British Columbians, but we should not compete with other jurisdictions to offer largest tax credits.

The film industry adds $4 billion to B.C.’s GDP. We need to do what it takes to keep it here.

Very good. The NDP’s film tax credits offer practical support to an industry that provides excellent, family supporting jobs.

Other jurisdictions have a tough time competing with our natural beauty. Price isn’t the only thing that keeps industry here.

Tax credits are more preferable than subsidies, but currently the government should not give any favours to the film industry.

Instead of getting locked into competition with other provinces, BC Creative Futures plan is long-term strategy to bolster creative economy.

Do you favour retaining the carbon tax?

Yes, but only if the Liberal government’s enormous tax breaks for the rich and the corporations are completely reversed.

I favour increasing to $50 dollars per ton, shared between producers and consumers, offset by payroll and income tax cuts.

Yes. We plan to expand base of the carbon tax to include vented oil and gas emissions.

A B.C. Conservative government will repeal the carbon tax which is a drag on our economy.

Abolish the carbon tax; no evidence it reduces green house emissions, and serves as an irrelevant burden for taxpayers.

Absolutely. I’ve always been a supporter of the carbon tax. We have record of consistency and innovation on environmental policy.

Do you favour tolls/roadpricing or higher property taxes to fund increased transit?

Yes. Metro Vancouver must shift towards more low-fare public transit in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This strategy should include options which recognize the true economic and environmental costs of private vehicle transportation.

I favour ending subsidies to the oil and gas industry, streamlining the bureaucratic structure of government and shedding much of the middle management, restructuring or dissolving TransLink and finding a more efficient, cost-effective solution.

Our plan is to help support public transit with revenue coming from the carbon tax.

Our taxpayers have invested billions of dollars in bridges, roads and transit. They deserve a smoothly functioning transit network. We oppose road pricing, tolls on bridges and higher taxes.

Some roads can be privatized as lots of roads aren’t used as much as others. Tolls as well as user-pay methods can be established.

We intend to put the question of how the transit system is funded to a referendum so the people can choose the best route forward.

Would you legalize or decriminalize marijuana or continue prohibition?

The “war on drugs” is a costly disaster. Legalize marijuana through a publicly-owned system such as LCBC.

I would legalise, regulate, and heavily tax marijuana. The Green Party has called for reason on this issue for years.

The criminal code is federal jurisdiction, and the B.C. government cannot change that law.

Marijuana and cigarettes have negative effects on health and health-care costs for communities and families.

Legalize marijuana and tax it like other goods. This will create thousands of new jobs and boost the economy.

This is a federal responsibility.

Balanced budget: When and how?

Reverse Liberal tax cuts for corporations and wealthy which cost $2 billion in provincial revenue per year. Use these funds to build low-income housing and improve health care, public schools, and social assistance - more important than balancing the budget.

The Green Party does not believe in mortgaging our future. We would balance the books by taxing and regulating marijuana, ending subsidies to polluting industries, reducing government bureaucracy and launching a renewable energy boom.

We’ve had five years of Liberal deficits and soaring debt. Our goal is to balance the budget over the four-year term, based on responsible choices focused on our priorities of creating jobs and providing skills training to young people.

Immediately, by spending smarter and cutting Liberal waste.

Balance the budget now; the longer we wait, the worse it will get. We need to curb the government’s credit card and start selling land and firms to local buyers.

Our government was able to control spending and tabled Balanced Budged 2013. We’ll enact a tougher balanced budget law. Unlike the NDP, we would work to eliminate our debt, rather than leave more of it for our kids.

Is increased privatization part of controlling health costs?

No. Private profits only add to the overall costs of the universal, public health-care system.

No, the best way to control health costs is to reduce pressure on the system with a healthier population by improving diet and increasing activity.

No. Strong public health care is one of the foundations of a caring society. We will strengthen health care with more home support, community care.

B.C. Conservatives will find efficiencies in health care that the B.C. Liberals have not addressed.

Increased privatization of health care is good for low prices, more choice, and shorter waiting lines. Public health care needs to be audited.

Our health care system delivers the best health outcomes in the country, and I believe in working to strengthen it and improve its efficiency.

Oil pipelines and oil tankers: Provincial wealth or an accident waiting to happen?

I oppose any expansion of pipelines or tankers which carry bitumen from the Alberta tar sands. This industry is a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions, and will inevitably lead to costly environmental catastrophes.

Potential $10-billion accident waiting to happen. The short-term economic benefit is not worth long-term risks, and there are few permanent jobs. Unlike the NDP I would stop them, not study them.

Resource industries are crucial for our economy, but we must also protect our coast. We say no to the Enbridge pipeline, and yes to a healthy, diversified economy.

Pipelines and tankers have been going through the Vancouver port for years and there has not been a pollution incident from a double hulled tanker in the Burrard inlet.

We must make sure environmental rights, property rights, and citizens come before corporations and are protected through our judicial system. Resource extraction can be done responsibly and transparently.

All pipeline projects in B.C. must pass a rigorous environmental assessment and meet the five conditions established for pipeline construction, three of which are environmental. We don’t pre-judge projects. Let the review process work.

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FOUR candidates in the West Vancouver-Sea to Sky riding answered questions from a small crowd of about 60 at an all-candidates meeting held at the Kay Meek Centre on Sunday. B.C. Liberal candidate Jordan Sturdy started things off by stating his 12 years of experience in politics and his time served as mayor of Pemberton have given him the knowledge and the tools needed to successfully represent his constituents. “I will be a strong voice for a fiscally responsible, environmentally sustainable and socially sensitive government regardless of any outcomes on May 14,” he said. Conservative candidate Ian McLeod said it’s important to balance the budget, but also to represent the people and not his party at every turn. He promised to cut down “bloated” bureaucracy, cut taxes and eliminate the carbon tax. “I decided to run because I believe the two parties, both left-wing parties, the New Democrats and the Liberals have not represented British Columbia well in the last 20 years,” he said. NDP candidate Ana Santos said education is the most important investment and that she planned on improving that during her tenure as MLA. “It provides equal opportunity,” she said. “In a province like ours, this is not a small thing.” Last minute Green Party candidate Richard Warrington admitted he only became a politician “about a week ago,” but said that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have principles or cannot represent the people. “I know nothing about politics, I have to be honest,” he said. But he said he believes in the democratic process and is happy to represent the ideals of the Green Party. The first question was directed at Santos, questioning the NDP’s commitment to its principles and if she would stick with hers. Santos responded that she must be able to adapt as new information comes in, and that she makes the most informed decisions with the information she has before her. Sturdy said the NDP have flip-flopped too much in the past and asked how they can be trusted. “In the case of the NDP you never know what’s actually going to happen,” he said. McLeod said the Liberals have changed their minds too and pointed to the scrapped toll-booth plan for the Coquihalla Highway. Santos was asked if she was an environmentalist ahead of being pro-business. Santos said she believes in creating an environmentally conscious province, but that’s not to say she’s not pro-development or industry. McLeod said the Conservatives are focusing on the budget, but he agrees there should be balance between industry and the environment. Candidates were asked if they supported open fish farming on B.C.’s coastal waters. Sturdy said it’s a “complicated issue” that “clearly needs additional research.” However, he agreed there shouldn’t be fish farms on migratory routes, but said he would support farms adjacent to them. McLeod was opposed to fish farming and says it promotes disease among the fish. “I do think it hurts our wild salmon and we need to focus on ways to grow our wild salmon population, and spend money on hatcheries,” he said. Santos said the NDP has committed to removing salmon farms on harmful routes, and has seen first-hand the negative effects of fish farms. “Their impact is incredible; I don’t need to be convinced,” she said. Warrington said he worked in Port McNeil when they introduced fish farming in the ’80s and is opposed now as he was then. “It’s not a sensible, sustainable thing to do,” he said. “I’m very pleased to say the Green Party

does not support farmed salmon.” PROVINCIAL ALL Sturdy was then asked if he recognized the B.C. Liberal party’s follies in the 2013 past decade, and what he would do to convince his constituents that he will listen and represent them. Sturdy said he believes the Liberals have done a lot of good in the past 10 years, and offered his record as mayor of Pemberton as proof that he has listened. “This has been a good government that has built the Sea-to-Sky, that has helped a great Olympics, that has invested in our community of Pemberton, that has helped build infrastructure, that has opened up the economy,” he said. McLeod said it’s “laughable” the amount of debt the Liberals have added in the past decade. “They make the NDP government in the 1990s look like Scrooge,” he said. Warrington said people are tired of switching back and forth between the Liberals and the NDP, and simply asked, “Why not try Green?” He said the Green Party will create legislation which requires political parties to live up to their party platforms during their campaign. Candidates were then asked for specific answers regarding their feelings and policies towards the plan to ship liquefied natural gas facility from facilities yet to be built. McLeod said the Conservatives have a policy to encourage development, but if he found his constituents disagreed with the LNG facility he would vote against it. Santos said the NDP promotes new forms of energy, but there has to be more research into the effects of fracking, carbon-dioxide emissions from such a facility, and the potential environmental impact it could have before she would make any decisions. Warrington admitted he did not know about the facility, but the Green Party is not supportive of that type of industry. Sturdy said the site is only proposed right now and would have to pass through environmental assessments before being approved. Until then, there is no real plan he could comment on or commit any action to. Candidates were then asked about the economy, and how their parties would utilize current resources and foster job growth. Santos said the NDP wants to apply the carbon tax to major polluters like the oil and gas industry, which would gain them more money to spend on new technologies for alternative energy sources and green initiatives. Sturdy disagreed with the focus on alternative energy. “This province was built on resources, built on renewable and non-renewable resources, and we have a great future there and this is how we’re going to pay for that great future,” he said. McLeod said to grow the economy the province needs to lower taxes and make a “lean” government, and create more jobs with industry and trade. All the candidates were then asked what skill they would bring if elected. Sturdy said his experience as mayor and a business owner can be applied to government, and he understands the system to fully represent his constituents and be effective. McLeod said he has financial expertise, as he’s run a profitable business for the past seven years. “When it comes to money I know what I’m talking about,” he said. McLeod said he’s a good mediator and can reach consensus in the most difficult situations. Santos said she was raised in a low-income family and became successful after immigrating to a new country, so she knows how to build up from a dire situation. She created the Squamish Action Network, working with the First Nations group to help bolster the Squamish community and make a better place for them to live. She said she can transfer these skills to government. Warrington said his experience as an administration officer for the Bank of Commerce and later as a teacher have given him the proper skills needed to properly represent his constituents.


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Wife, kids facing eviction From page 1

Bunce Home, referring to Thomas’s nickname. “Chris has been taken critically ill and the family are desperate to repatriate him to the UK where he belongs,” reads the message on the website’s homepage. Thomas was an avid Liverpool FC fan, and the soccer club, as well as its Vancouver affiliate, have supported the fundraising bid. The entire drive came about without Christina’s involvement. “No one’s discussed it with me and I’m just his wife, that’s all,” she said. “I don’t know where they’re getting this idea that they’re going to take my husband on an airplane back to Liverpool. . . . He has two beautiful children right now that need their dad.” The fundraising drive comes at a time when the family is living on a shoestring, according to Christina. “Here I am thinking the fundraiser was for me and my children to help us out while my husband’s recuperating, but no, it’s to

send him back to Liverpool,” she said. Deep in debt, Christina and her children, ages six and eight, are currently facing eviction. “We’re being kicked out of our home that we’ve lived in for six years because there’s no support for us,” she said. When it comes to where he’ll live, Thomas will make the decision when he’s ready, according to Christina. “My husband will get to a point where he can speak for himself. Whether he wants to go back to Liverpool and leave his children here, that’s up to him. That’s not up to his friends, that’s not up to his parents, that’s up to him,” she said. Cooper has overstepped his boundaries, according to Christina. “He’s just a friend. He’s not a relative, he’s not his brother, he’s not a family member, he’s just a childhood friend. He’s coming here causing trouble,” she said. “My husband almost died from meningitis and he had a stroke. During the period where he was very ill and we didn’t know if he was going to make it, it was just me and my children, and my sister came to help out a bit. There was no Charlie Cooper here until he started getting better.”

straps under his jacket. The young man walked back inside his home and called the police to report the pair. As he was hanging up the phone, Heino and the second man charged into the suite, with Heino brandishing what appeared to be a handgun, said Crown counsel Kristin Bryson. The second man held a 10-inch knife. As they ran in, Heino “attempted to pull back the slide of what appeared to be a gun. The gun jammed,” said Bryson. The pair forced the resident to sit on the floor and the second man bound his wrists with zap straps while Heino worked at unjamming the fake gun, said Bryson. “The victim was able to hear the bullets from the gun being dropped on the counter,” she said. Heino then began to ransack the suite, demanding to know where he could find money, drugs or a safe, said Bryson. When he couldn’t open the locked door to the upper part of the house, Heino broke the door down and went upstairs. Eventually Heino and his accomplice made

off with a phone, camera and about $300 cash. Bryson said the home invasion did not appear to be targeted. The victim didn’t know either Heino or his accomplice, she said, and neighbours had phoned police earlier to report two suspicious men lurking about. Heino was arrested several months later after the victim picked him out of a police photo line-up. Bryson noted Heino has a lengthy criminal record, including 32 convictions. He was on parole for a previous robbery when he committed the home invasion. Heino’s defence lawyer said his client took responsibility for his actions. “He’s not here to drag things out or proclaim his innocence,” he said. He noted Heino had a difficult childhood, was bounced through a number of foster homes, and started using crystal meth by the time he was 16. Heino’s mother and girlfriend were both in court for the sentencing. “I love you,” he told them before he was led away by sheriffs. “I wish I could turn back time.”


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VIEWPOINT Published by North Shore News a division of LMP Publication Limited Partnership, 100-126 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 2P9. Doug Foot, publisher. Canadian publications mail sales product agreement No. 40010186.

Beached plan W

EST Vancouver has dumped its guidelines for Ambleside development, doing away with a framework that could have allowed a restaurant, wine bar, rentals and a ferry terminal on that prized strip of land. The decision came in the wake of outrage from residents who sang a familiar refrain from the unofficial West Van anthem: “Too broad, too big, not here.” Bowing to community pressure, a somewhat contrite council scuttled the framework, at least for now. Good for them for listening. The residents of West Vancouver are informed, active and opinionated. While Mayor Michael Smith may have a point when he rails against “instant negativity,” his electorate deserves better than to be treated as a ceremonial assent

You said it “Where’s the boogeyman?” West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith criticizes the tide of “instant negativity” that opposed and ultimately defeated a set of development guidelines for the Ambleside waterfront (from an April 28 news story). ••• “The government has screwed around on them so long these guys have run out of money. And this is supposed to be the businessfriendly government?” North Vancouver lawyer James Straith describes the fiveyear permit process that has left the Artificial Reef Society of B.C. embroiled in a lawsuit over its plans to sink the former destroyer HMCS Annapolis and use the ship as a Howe Sound reef (from a May 3 news story). ••• “It’s not very often where they collide with a police car.” North Vancouver RCMP spokesman Cpl. Richard De Jong discusses a 46-year-old Chilliwack woman accused of crashing into a police cruiser, allegedly while drunk. No one was injured (from an April 28 news story).

to be stamped on a debate at its end. Plansforthewaterfrontaretentatively scheduled to return to council in early June, and when they do the same tensions will surface. Local businesses are suffering due to a lack of traffic and the hunt for waterfront parking continues to feel like the search for Sasquatch. The district’s 30-year-old mission to acquire every lot on the beach will also be stymied unless they raise taxes or make some money off the beach. West Vancouver’s government is justifiably proud of nabbing 29 of the 32 properties on the beach since 1975, but let’s not forget why they chose to acquire the land in the first place. They wanted to keep that land for the public and, judging from the temperature in council chambers, it seems the public wants to keep the beach as their beach.

It’s time for a shift to co-operation “To every thing there is a season. . . .” Ecclesiastes 3:1

IT’S the nature of providence that when things swing out of balance one way, the pendulum must shift to the other. You can feel it in the air. People are ready for change on Voting Day, May 14. Elections make us question what we don’t know. Unfortunately, we know plenty about Christy Clark and the B.C.Liberals. After 12 years in power, the last two with Clark at the top, we’ve been governed by the politics of consumerism, and dominated by the money of their big corporate friends for too long. B.C. is on the cusp of losing its social cohesion. It’s time for a shift toward co-operation, toward working with people as a guiding government principle. If you’re growing older and need seniors health care, who do you trust to best


Poetic Licence

Trevor Carolan look after you? If you’re a North Shore working family with kids to put through university when the cost of tuition has doubled in the past 10 years under the B.C. Liberals, who’s going to look out for you? Our kids can hardly make it through school affordably or find a decent place to live the way that we, their parents, did not so long ago. It’s the small things that count in politics. Elections give us the freedom to choose — a gift from our elders who sacrificed for us. Imagine

the alternative. So, more of Premier Clark and her tattered crew, or try the new guys? The Liberals are campaigning after more than a dozen of their own governing team quit under Clark’s leadership. What does that tell you? The televised leaders debate this past week demonstrated her poor grasp of facts, and how she specializes in the language of avoidance: on a question as simple as “Do you favour the legalization of marijuana?” What’s so hard about “Yes” or “No”? Adrian Dix, NDP: Yes. John Cummins, Conservative: No. Jane Sterk, Green: No to prohibition. And Clark? She gave us a rambling speech about “growing the economy” that was plumb incoherent. Is that what’s wrong with these Liberals, that they don’t really know what they stand for any more? As they say in the Maritimes, when you don’t know where you’re headed, any road will take you there. Change begins at home.

The feedback I’m getting suggests North Vancouver is ready for a shift, but it’s good to seek advice. A few mornings ago, I met with David Schreck, the likeable former MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale. An economist, he was the NDP’s last elected representative in an area undergoing major transformation. We spoke near Lonsdale and 29th Avenue where North Vancouver’s two electoral districts converge, and I asked what he honestly thought of a voter switch from the Liberals to the NDP or other opposition. Schreck knows history. “Dorothy Gretchen Steeves represented the North Shore as MLA for the old CCF forerunners of the NDP from 1934-1945” he reminded me. “Colin Gabelman was elected here in 1972 in a fourway split, and I was elected in 1991 in a three-way split. So periodically voters here do change and go with the NDP. With the loss of Liberal support throughout the province, and with unusually

strong candidates, you’d have to think that Craig Keating in Lonsdale should win and that Jim Hanson in Seymour has a better than usual chance.” Both ridings have multiple strong candidates on offer and Schreck agreed that during the televised leaders’ debate the addition of John Cummins, leader of the free-enterprise alternative Conservatives, and Jane Sterk for the Green Party “made it better politics.” The facts support him. Jaime Webbe continues her strong Independent campaign in Seymour, and at the all-candidates debate in North Van-Lonsdale the other evening, Ryan Conroy for the Greens distinguished himself as a from-the-heart, intelligent guy. His answers and sincerity were a class act. The front-runners Keating and Yamamoto were polished but as predictable as a date with your ex. What happened to soul and passion in politics? Conroy drives a bus for a living. He spoke about

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Patience, friends, this pitch is going places HOW do people get hooked on experiments?

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Kate Zimmerman I took a look. The only action I saw was a second hand inching forward on the adjacent clock. “If you enjoy gazing at growing grass, you can tune in to what less imaginative souls regard as the most boring experiment ever,” writes the Irish Times. By “less imaginative souls,” the newspaper means almost everybody besides Parnell; Professor John Mainstone, who’s the university’s current pitch custodian; and the three deceased Irish-born scientists who started conducting versions of this research in 1887. It began with William Thompson, later Lord Kelvin, setting up an experiment using pitch —a tar-like substance also known as “Scotch cobblers’ wax” — which supposedly has a hundred billion times

the “Reynolds number,” demonstrated the sudden change in fluid motion from regular form to more chaotic once “the critical value of a certain ratio is exceeded.” The lesson I myself would have taken from all these efforts? Don’t expect much excitement from pitch. That’s just one reason I’m not a scientist, or a North Shore News reader who’s now going to write an indignant e-mail describing how Stokes flow and the Reynolds number affect everything, including the rate of ice cream cone production at the Lynn Valley DQ. Gentlefolk, stop your engines. I really won’t understand a word you say.

Eccentric though they may have been, at least the pitch enthusiasts didn’t waste their time inventing conveniences like the bulletproof rucksack. The Guardian reports that, in lieu of gun control, some Americans have now decided to send their children to school wearing a 1.5-kilogram backpack that’s lined with ballistic material, capable of stopping a bullet. More than a dozen Colorado schools are also said to be in discussions with the rucksack’s manufacturer, Elite Sterling Security, regarding ballistic safety vests for emergency use. Speaking of idiotic solutions to predictable problems, a new product has been invented to

help toddlers be more amenable to potty time. In a Mail Online story about children addicted to their devices, I learned of a new device called an iPotty. It’s a training toilet with an attached iPod dock, so Junior never has to spend a minute away from the online babble we fatuously call “the conversation.” Of course, we adults long ago figured out a way to avoid introspective thought, so constantly engrossed in our gadgets are we. Realizing that fact suddenly makes me relish the provocative interaction of science kits, and even the joy of watching dull, quiet pitch behaving itself properly, century after century.





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Is it through childhood lab kits? Does one explosive triumph with baking soda and vinegar turn them on so much that they vow to keep plugging along, investigating obscurities and inventing items that nobody else thinks are advisable? As somebody who’s always been puzzled by science, I’ll never understand the urge to set up a situation and then stare at it forever, making detailed notes on minuscule changes that are only going to prove what everybody always assumed to be the case. Where, for instance, do people find the time and the patience to study what happens when you set a blob of pitch in a funnel and leave it to drip into a beaker? That excruciating exercise has been underway inside a bell jar at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, since 1927, when the school’s first professor of physics arranged it. I guess Professor Thomas Parnell was under no pressure to publish the results of his investigation of the fluidity of pitch, since the sample’s still largely lodged in the glass funnel. The last time a drop of it fell was November, 2000. There’s another due any day now, although nobody has ever witnessed the magic moment. You can try, though, by watching it 24/7 at smp.

the viscosity of water. (Sure — whatever.) Thompson placed a dollop of it on a mahogany slide to demonstrate that “small force can produce a large change in the shape of a substance over a long period,” as the Irish Times explains it. By sitting on a lemon for an hour, I could prove the same thing; I just don’t want to. Apparently this experiment is ongoing at the Hunterian museum at Glasgow University 126 years later. Some of us would have scraped up the pitch at least a century ago, thrown it at the wall, and gone out for a drink. But one is led to believe that Lord Kelvin is still lying in his grave waiting for the sound of the last droplet to roll. Other Irish scientists followed suit, one of them University of Cambridge applied mathematician Sir George Gabriel Stokes, who developed equations that the Times says form the basis of modern fluid dynamics. His pitch project earned his conclusions the moniker “Stokes flow,” which I personally wouldn’t have considered an honour, but then, I’m a woman, and “flow” means something much less intriguing for us. Owens College professor of engineering Osborne Reynolds rounded out the Irish pitchmen. According to the Times, his experiments, which resulted in a ratio called




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All-candidates meeting focuses on economy

North Vancouver-Lonsdale debate draws sizable crowd Brent Richter

FIVE politicians who would seek to occupy the North Vancouver-Lonsdale seat in the provincial legislature drew a capacity crowd to St. Andrew’s Church Tuesday night.

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The candidates represented a full spectrum of fiscal and social political bents in what is one of the most hotly contested ridings in B.C. But the tone of the meeting was respectful and congenial. The church choir could be heard rehearsing in the basement as candidates slugged it out upstairs. As it was a North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce event, many of the prepared questions centred around the candidates’ economic policies. What started as a softball lobbed to Liberal incumbent Naomi Yamamoto on her party’s plan to develop liquefied natural gas in northern B.C. as a means to deal with the province’s debt turned into an all-party melee. “What we’ve said is we have an opportunity to generate around $1 trillion for our (gross domestic product) over a 30year period. That means that we will be employing hundreds of thousands of people . . . good paying jobs,” she said. “But it also means the revenue that’s generated from liquefied natural gas will actually go to paying off the debt so our kids won’t have the burden of debt payment.” The operational debt under her government is half of what it was under the New Democrats in the 1990s, Yamamoto added But NDP candidate Craig Keating, Yamamoto’s primary challenger for the seat, shot back calling the LNG plan a “pipe dream” without any plan to generate the huge amounts of electricity needed to run LNG plants unless the province builds the Site C dam. As for the debt, that’s something the Liberals had a far worse track record on as they had doubled the debt in the last seven years, he said. Green Party candidate Ryan Conroy argued increased fracking for natural gas is not only unnecessary but counter productive. “The natural gas is going to Alberta in a pipeline to fuel the

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FIVEofthesevencandidatesrunninginNorthVancouver-Lonsdaleelectoraldistrictattendedanall-candidates meeting hosted by the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Tuesday. Scan for more photos. tar sands and we’re shipping the tar back to us in B.C. On top of that . . . the Site C dam would be used to power natural gas,” he said. “The whole situation is going in the exact opposite direction with our commitments to addressing climate change,” he said. Instead, the government should be focused on developing jobs in the green energy sector, Conroy said. Neither of the two leading parties could lay claim to the high ground when it came to debt, said B.C. Conservative Allan

Molyneaux, who pitched the Conservatives as the only low-tax, balanced budget alternative to the B.C. Liberals. “The NDP doubled the debt in the 1990s. The Liberals doubled the debt in the 2000s and the Liberals are running on reducing the debt but their budget calls for increasing the debt and we have this fairytale 50-year plan that no one believes,” he See Candidates page 10


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TransLink and transportation screw-ups with expert knowledge. His fresh idea of the night? Get the $6-billion pot industry legalized, tax it and use it to help pay for TransLink instead of more taxes and roads tolls. If you don’t elect him as MLA, then for heaven’s sake remember Conroy next time for municipal council. Returning to the change business, David Schreck echoes the time-tested maxim that “in provincial elections, governments defeat themselves. What influences voting behaviour is whether people want change, or they don’t.” I asked him about issues. His answer surprised me: “In this election it’s loss of trust and credibility with the Liberal Party. It came to a head with the HST — all other issues are verifiers of that one issue. The Liberals have squandered people’s trust, their (own) credibility.” That made me think about Adrian Dix. We met last summer at an East Van arts festival at Trout Lake. I’d given my reading and was attending another outdoor show. A couple took seats in front of me: middle-aged, affectionate with each other. Presentable, but not showy. I noticed they held hands. It’s good to see a veteran couple still in love. The man turned to whisper to his wife. He looked like Adrian Dix. Nah. Then same again. I didn’t bug them in case I was wrong. Later, a writer pal said “That’d be him. He lives near here, a regular guy in the neighbourhood. His wife is a good poet too. Say hello.” I did. We talked briefly. Dix looks like a hard-working guy. You get to recognize that in a fellah. Nothing glib or photo-op slick. I’d been out of love with the NDP for quite a while, so I came away feeling better. Not so frightened by them.

Like every North Shore neighbour I speak with though, the ecological health risk of the Kinder Morgan pipeline near our home has been a serious worry. Environmentally, I don’t trust the Liberals and their corporate funders. The Greens, bless ’em, can help influence, but won’t form government. So when Dix came out saying he doesn’t support our local inner harbour — the North Shore’s front yard — being used for an expanded oil route, it’s a game-changer. This doesn’t end the debate: it opens up new possibilities. Suddenly I’m interested. You want issues? Craig Keating is speaking up for B.C.’s film industry, for North Shore shipyards getting ferry-building contracts, against Capilano University cutting back study programs, and for better treatment of our paramedics. Where are the Liberals on all these? Lonsdale Conservative Alan Molyneaux says the ferries should return to government management. Jane Sterk, Ryan Conroy and the Greens argue for more B.C. geothermal and wind-powered energy alternatives. How about B.C.’s precious wild salmon? Alexandra Morton and Rafe Mair campaign tirelessly to save these fish from extinction caused by fish-farm overcrowding and pollution of our coastal wild salmon migration routes. The feds and B.C. Liberals won’t do it, so who’ll fight for our beloved wild salmon? John Cummins spoke out this week against MLAs acting “like trained seals.” North Van-Seymour residents get a chance to see who’ll genuinely fight for them at Monday night’s all-candidates debate, Mount Seymour United Church, 7 p.m. At last Jim Hanson, Jane Thornthwaite, Jaime Webbe and the rest, battle nose to nose. The spring winds are blowing. Bring on the changes!

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Change the election results Website will count your choice(s) under 3 different voting systems

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WHO would become B.C.’s premier if the election were decided with a different voting system?

As the May 14 election looms, researchers from UBC, Université Laval and the University of Montreal are embarking on an online study to figure out how B.C.’s results might shift and how voters would vote under the single transferable vote system or by utilizing proportional representation. “It allows us to understand . . . the motives and constraints that electors have when they actually go to the ballot box,” said UBC political science teacher and Votes BC project researcher Allan Craigie. Visitors to the Votes BC website will be asked to cast an STV ballot, choosing from candidates in their own riding as well as nearby constituencies. As the preferred voting method in Ireland, the STV asks voters to rank at least three candidates in order of preference. Votes are then entered into a mathematical formula that utilizes a number of counts designed to give equal weight to each ballot. As candidates are eliminated from contention, the second and third choices gain importance.

Proportional representation eliminates local ridings, asking voters to cast their ballots for parties which then receive a percentage of seats roughly equal to their amount of votes. Craigie is hoping 10,000 B.C. volunteers vote online using both voting systems as well as B.C.’s first past the post method. All votes will be anonymous, according to Craigie, and the results will be posted within a few days of the election. The aim of the study, which is part of an international research project called Making Electoral Democracy Work, is intended to fill the gaps in our understanding of democracy. “We all practise democracy differently,” said Craigie. “It’s really what works for the people within that society.” While the first past the post system has the advantage of both simplicity and in creating a link between an individual and their constituency, Craigie cautions there is also a distortion effect, as B.C. parties have won the election despite losing the popular vote. Part of the purpose of the study is to ensure that if British Columbians choose to keep the first past the post system, they do so with a full understanding of the alternatives. “There may not be an immediate effect for the voter, but it increases the overall society’s knowledge of how democracy works,” Craigie said. Visitors to the website are asked to select their riding before casting their ballots using each method between May 1 and 14. Online voters who prefer not to specify their constituency are assigned a random riding in which to vote. For more information or to participate, visit

NV school trustees vote for 10% pay hike

THE North Vancouver Board of Education has voted itself a 10 per cent pay increase.

The increase in the stipend paid to the seven trustees came into effect at the beginning of April. The pay hike boosts the amount paid to chairwoman Franci Stratton to $24,163 from a previous $21,763 while vice-chairman Barry Forward will get $22,895, up from the previous amount of $20,495. The other trustees will get $22,176, up from a previous amount of $19,776. Those amounts will be automatically adjusted each year according to the Vancouver consumer price index. The last time trustees raised their pay was five years ago — in 2008.

Stratton defended the decision to boost the politicians’ pay, saying the role of trustees has changed over the years. Trustees easily spend between 80 and 100 hours a month on board business, said Stratton. “I think that’s significant,” she said. “We have a significant amount of responsibility,” she added. Stratton said during the previous board’s term, they opted not to raise their pay, cognizant of the mandate for zero pay increases facing union workers and difficult budgetary decisions. She added the increase will amount to about $200 more per month for each trustee. In making the decision, the board considered amounts paid to trustees at five other school districts in the Lower Mainland. Stipends for regular trustees ranged from $19,770 in West Vancouver to $27,530 in Coquitlam. —Jane Seyd

Candidates agree B.C. faces skills shortage From page 8 said. Speaking last on the matter was 18-year-old Libertarian candidate Laurence Watt who called for an end to the bickering and a focus on citizens’ basic rights. “Instead of blaming each other for our problems, let’s just look at a plan. . . . I’m sick of the arguing with each other. What we need to do is go over our environmental laws and our individual rights and our property rights. Those should always come first,” he said. When asked to state where he stands on pipeline expansion, Keating declared that he and the NDP were on the record opposing the Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan pipeline projects. Yamamoto charged that the NDP’s flip-flopping sends the message to the world that B.C. is closed for business investment. When asked how the Green Party would make up for the lost jobs and revenue with no expansion of oil and gas, Conroy said his party would work to legalize and tax marijuana, an industry estimated to be worth $6 billion per year, and encourage development of green energy. When it came to the issue of assistance for the film industry, Yamamoto said her party had adequately shown its support by increasing the tax credit from 11 per cent to 33 per cent of labour costs or roughly $300 million in lost revenue, while Keating said bumping that to 40 per cent would help B.C.’s 25,000 film workers keep their jobs from disappearing to other jurisdictions. The one issue solidly agreed on was that the province is facing a skills shortage, though Keating would not accept Yamamoto’s claim that her government had invested hundreds of millions of dollars in skills training when classes at the local university were being cut back because of a lack of provincial funding. “When Naomi’s term as advanced education minister began, a series of cuts totalling $120 million were made from advanced education and we’re seeing those results right now at Capilano University, and I urge the administration to take a pause on this,” Keating said. “I’m hopeful we’ll have change for the better in British Columbia and we’ll be able to take a look at a new way of funding Capilano University because our government is committed to funding post-secondary education.” That comment drew the loudest and longest sustained applause of the evening.

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Chantal Branson and Dundarave Preschool by the Sea manager Caroline Thomson Representatives of Dundarave Preschool by the Sea hosted their 11th Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser at West Vancouver’s Beach House Restaurant April 18. Guests were treated to drinks and appetizers while they browsed a wide variety of auction items on display at the waterfront restaurant. Funds raised from the event support the preschool, which has been operating at the Dundarave Fieldhouse site on a non-profit basis since it opened in 1949. Info:

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Couple to go the distance Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation founders gear up for cross-Canada ride in support of mental health

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FOR Ginny and Kerry Dennehy, enough is enough. While the couple has tirelessly worked to do whatever it takes to prevent suicide in young people, this year, they’re truly going the distance to make their dreams a reality. Founders of The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, named for their son who died at age 17 in 2001, the result of a depression-related suicide, they’ve raised more than $5 million to combat mental illness, including helping finance the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at B.C. Children’s Hospital, which opened in 2008. Based on the centre’s success, they’ve similarly committed $500,000 to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation to establish the Kelty Dennehy Mental Health Resource Centre at the new HOpe Centre. Not wanting to stop there, the couple hopes to work with communities across the country to establish at least one centre in Kelty’s name in every province and territory. “We would like to leave that type of a legacy,” says Ginny. To do so, they’re hoping to raise a total of $6.5 million and to support the mission, Ginny, 60, and Kerry, 63, (who also serves as CEO of Vancouver’s Pacifica Treatment Centre), are planning to cycle 8,000 kilometres from their Whistler homebase to Cape Spear, Nfld., between May and August. It’s going to be an “amazing journey,” says Ginny, of their first national campaign. Calling the ride Enough is Enough, they’ve set a goal of raising $1 million. Funds raised through the course of their ride will remain in the province in which they are received. In addition to highlighting the need for more resources, by sharing their story, the couple hopes to help fight the stigma that is at times associated with mental illness. While the Dennehys have remained steadfast in their dedication to working to prevent other young people and families from experiencing trauma similar to their own, they did waver once. Their daughter Riley had struggled following her brother’s death, including experiencing an eating disorder, though eventually found both happiness and wellness. On a trip to Asia in 2009 in pursuit of advanced yoga study, a second tragedy befell the family. Riley, then 23, separated her shoulder and experienced a heart attack, the result of a reaction to prescribed medication. “She died in her sleep in Thailand,” says Ginny. “Honestly I didn’t know whether I would be able to ever cope again because you never think in your life you’re going to lose one child but never mind losing two children,” she adds. After that, Ginny and Kerry considered putting the foundation to bed. However, an eye-opening experience See Enough page 38

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ENOUGH is Enough riders Kerry and Ginny Dennehy will cycle into North Vancouver Sunday, May 12 and invite the community to a barbecue at Rona at 5 p.m. The event also doubles as a launch for Ginny’s new book Choosing Hope: A Mother’s Story of Love, Loss, and Survival (with Shelley Fralic).



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LIVE health notes Transitions: An empowering women’s circle led by counsellor Ruta 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: or 604-928-0883. Adult ADHD: Learn about diagnosis and treatment of

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Mother’s Day Family Bike Ride: Superpowa invites all ages to ride the Spirit Trail from Harbourside Place, North Vancouver, to Ambleside Park Sunday, May 12 at 10 a.m. Participants can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Ambleside beach at the end of the ride. Free. Info:

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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: ferrybuilding- Registration: 604925-7270. 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,, 604-

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WV book club joins international movement Erin McPhee

WHEN the members of a West Vancouver book club finished reading Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide, they felt compelled to take action.

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NORTH Vancouver’s Bridge Brewing Co. is presenting the inaugural North Shore 10K Growler run, Saturday,

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The idea for the run came from a customer named Simon Farrar and proceeds will support the Harvest Project.

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Come Celebrate Your Neighbourhood! The Lonsdale Spring Celebration is an opportunity for our community to explore and celebrate our diversity and to strengthen the health of individuals, organizations, and businesses. Let your friends, family and neighbours know and join the rest of your community to celebrate the joys of spring. northvanrec are proud to help produce the event which we hope will encourage residents to get outside, get active and make connections with friends and other community neighbours.

Free LIVE Entertainment – 11.00am – 2.00pm

Popular acts from a variety of genres will entertain you, including the North Shore Celtic Ensemble, Mike Hobbs and Swingin’ Dixie, Pat Post Band, Whiskey Tooth & the 80’s Proofs, and DJ Dale Cheyne. For nearly 40 years, the Silver Harbour Centre has offered local people a place to meet and enrich their lives through programs designed to maintain your physical, mental and social well being. Grab lunch at Silver Harbour before visiting the Main Stage.

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If you are still looking for more action, cheer on the teams participating in the North Shore Street Soccer Festival taking place on Norseman Field (1:00-2:00pm). Teams from across the province will be matching up against each other for a faced-paced soccer contest.

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Try your arm at Lawn Bowling! The “try it” Lawn Bowling session takes place from 1:00-3:00pm and is great fun for all ages. Local players will introduce you to this popular sport and their friendly club which is one of the largest of its kind in Canada. The club has more than 20 fully certified coaches to introduce new players to bowling. Lawn bowls is a low impact, precision sport played for the challenge and competition which is also enjoyed for the physical activity and social interaction. Take a dip in the Harry Jerome pool during the free public swim (1:30-3:00pm), or relax by getting a free massage from Avita Health. Breathe in the fresh air and calm your mind during a Yoga session in the Park. There will also be a selection of Lonsdale businesses offering free activities, samples and a lot of fun for all the family.

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AT left, North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club’s Gary Lytle and Ron Payne prepare to raise the flag at the official opening of the club’s 90th season April 27. The club is among the organizations participating in the Lonsdale Spring Celebration May 11. At right, Me to We Speaker Spencer West, who lost his legs at age five and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro last summer, will speak at the inaugural Whistler Water One Climb, at the Grouse Grind June 22. Scan his photo with Layar to watch related videos.

Lonsdale neighbourhood groups come together From page 16 Lonsdale Spring Celebration Community members are invited to come celebrate their neighbourhood at the family-friendly Lonsdale Spring Celebration, Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 21st Street and Lonsdale Avenue, behind Harry Jerome recreation centre.

A host of free entertainment and activities are being offered, intended to encourage participants to explore and celebrate diversity and strengthen the health of individuals, organizations, and businesses. The event is being presented by the North Vancouver Recreation Commission with the support of area agencies, including Silver Harbour Centre and

the North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club, which is offering an all-ages trial session from 1 to 3 p.m. Info: Whistler Water One Climb Grouse Mountain is launching the Whistler Water One Climb and challenging youth, community members and business leaders in the Lower

Mainland to dress in blue and “flood the Grind” on Saturday, June 22. According to a press release, the event will raise funds for Free The Children clean water projects in Kenya, supporting the charity’s year-long Water Initiative with a goal of providing clean water for 100,000 people. Participants will be invited to a preclimb rally and dance party at the base

of the Grouse Grind at 8 a.m. and an after-party at the top. At the summit, participants will hear from Me to We speaker Spencer West, who lost his legs at age five and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro last summer. Participants who sign up before May 12 will be entered in a prize draw. Registration and info: —compiled by Erin McPhee

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Mobility at your doorstep

New business serves aging demographic

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PEOPLE with mobility challenges can face a dilemma when it comes to accessing the equipment needed to get around. In many cases, they need to visit a bricks-and-mortar store to get outfitted for mobility gear, but, unless they already own the equipment, how do they get there? Recognizing this catch-22 situation, Mark Senner and his wife Karmen McKellar decided to buy into the Canadian franchise Premier Mobility and Health Products. Their recently launched business features a mobile showroom that brings mobility equipment and home safety products right to the client’s doorstep. “I just liked the concept of the business, you know, built upon the premise and the irony that for those that have mobility challenges the only way they can really get outfitted is to go to a retail establishment, which is a burden,” said Senner. The couple lives in West Vancouver and their roaming business serves the North Shore, Vancouver, Sunshine Coast and Sea to Sky region. Inside their large van are wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, rollers, plus a variety of bathroom and bedroom accessories. Bigger and higher-end items such as stair lifts, porch lifts and elevators are available on request. “In addition to that, I can actually outfit, right then and there, elements of their home while on premise,” Senner said. “We can show them and give them a sample, they can try it out and then we can customize an order. They can usually get that in two to three days.” Senner is available for appointments seven days a week, including evenings, which allows clients, caregivers and family members to make decisions together. “It’s a far more personal service, which I enjoy,” he said. “We provide a service that fits with your timelines, when you can get your family together at your place of residence, and provide something that not

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WEST Vancouver residents Mark Senner and Karmen McKellar recently launched Premier Mobility and Health Products, which features a roaming showroom stocked with wheelchairs, walkers and home accessories. everybody wants, but they need.” The North Shore has one of the largest percentages of residents 65 and older in the Lower Mainland, and Senner says his customer base is only going to expand. “The market, it’s at its very early stage. There’s a big growth potential and an aging population,” he said. He also knows from personal experience what it takes to equip a person and home with mobility gear. His father had a stroke in early February and now requires the items his son provides.

“I’m actually living it and seeing it firsthand, the issues around mobility,” Senner said. After spending 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry and living in Eastern Canada for a decade, Senner is pleased to be home on the North Shore. “I wanted to start my own business back in my home and provide a service back to the community, so here I am.” For more information about Premier Mobility and Health Products, visit CITY COUNCIL:


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NOTICE is hereby given that a Public Meeting will be held on MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC. BUSINESS LICENCE RECONSIDERATION FOR A GROUP CHILD CARE FACILITY MARZENA’S CHILD CARE has been operating at 1952 Fell Avenue under the provisions of a temporary Business Licence granted by City Council. The temporary Business Licence permits the facility to operate with up to 12 child care spaces, and is subject to review and public input after six months of operation. The facility has been operating with 8 child care spaces since September, 2012. The applicants are seeking a Business Licence that would provide for up to 17 child care spaces as an Accessory Home Occupation – Child Care Use, or up to 20 child care spaces as a Principal Use. APPLICANT: MARZENA’S CHILD CARE The proposed Business Licence application and any relevant material may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from May 2, 2013. If you wish to view the material online please visit Please direct your inquiries to Paul Penner, Community Planner at 604-990-7381 or Written or electronic (email) submissions should be sent to the attention of the Acting City Clerk at or by mail to the Acting City Clerk, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9. Electronic submissions must be received no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, May 13, 2013 to ensure their availability to Council at the Public Meeting. North Vancouver City Hall | 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC | V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604.985.7761 | Fax: 604.985.9417 |

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Students showcase heritage Christine Lyon

IF you’ve ever wondered about the history of the Pacific National Exhibition, the Lynn Valley log flume or legendary North Vancouver mountaineer Phyllis Munday, you might get answers from some local kids.

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

ROSS Road elementary student Hayley McCormick presents her project What is a War Bride? at the school’s Heritage Fair. Her project is a tribute to her great-grandmother who was an English war bride.

These are the topics of just a few of the 50 student history projects that will be on display at Lynn Valley Main Library and Village as part of the 12th annual Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair Friday, May 10. Sponsored by the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, the fair offers Grade 4 to 10 students from West Vancouver, North Vancouver and Squamish the opportunity to showcase research projects relating to personal, local, provincial, regional or Canadian history. “They get to meet other students from all over the region and it’s hopefully this fun and very educational day,” said museum education programmer Kelsey Beaudry. In addition to viewing each other’s work, participating students will also have the chance to take part in a variety of history-related workshops. “There’s a workshop about how to use the archives at the

museum, there’s a workshop on the War of 1812 this year, and a First Nations workshop where they get to make medicine bags,” Beaudry said. The projects on display at the regional fair have been selected from individual school heritage fairs. At the regional event, a panel of judges will choose one project from each grade to attend the 2013 Provincial Heritage Fair in Victoria this July. Judges will be looking for evidence that the students conducted thorough research. “Hopefullytheywentbeyond the Internet and Wikipedia,” Beaudry said, explaining many participants consult books, conduct interviews, visit the archives and take advantage of other community resources. Judges will also be evaluating the historical significance of each student’s project. “We want (the students) to be able to identify why their project is important to learn, and how it links to the overall story of Canada and the development of Canada and the development of their region’s history,” Beaudry said. “We’re trying to promote Canadian heritage and we’re trying to inspire students to feel passionate about history and passionate about research.” The public is invited to browse the projects in a fairlike atmosphere featuring music, dance and history-based activities for all ages from 68:30 p.m.

community bulletin board The Grand Boulevard Ridgeway Resident’s Association will hold its annual general meeting Sunday, May 5, 1-3 p.m. at St. Agnes Anglican Church, 530 East 12th St., North Vancouver. The guest speakers will be Michael and Michelle Binkley discussing the issues caused by the Richardson expansion. Everyone is welcome. Women’s Self Defense Seminar: All ages are welcome to this free seminar Sunday, May 5, 1-3 p.m. at Brockton school gymnasium, 3467 Duval Rd., North Vancouver. Registration: 778-834-1317 or Drop-ins also welcome. Occupational Health and Safety Week: Watch an outdoor dramatic sequence of marine rescues, an on-the-water fire fighting demonstration, a high-angle rescue from a crane, a hazardous materials decontamination demo and heavy equipment simulators Monday, May 6, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Shipbuilders’ Square, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver. There will also be a lunch, interactive exhibitors and talks by Walter Gretzky and paralympian Josh Dueck who suffered workplace injuries. Info: Meet Your Mayor: Drop in to Lynn Valley library’s fireplace area for one-on-one chats with North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton Tuesday, May 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Check for updates as dates and times may be subject to change. Author Talk: Annie Paquette will talk about her book Left, Right, then Center: A story From the Middle, an insightful and humorous spiritual memoir Wednesday, May 8, 7-8:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-987-0286, ext. 8144. Death Café: A public salon which offers a safe and friendly environment to talk about death and dying Wednesday, May 8, 7-9 p.m. at Casa Nova Café, 116 East 14th St., North Vancouver. Registration required: Housing Forum: The District of West Vancouver is considering allowing coach houses and will hold a public forum with a distinguished panel to speak on the topic Wednesday, May 8, 7 p.m. at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Macbeth: Windsor secondary students will perform this Shakespeare play May 8-11, 8 p.m. at 931 Broadview Dr., North Vancouver. Admission: $15/$10 and two for one on May 8. See more page 26

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Man of many trades pursues his passions Memory Lane

Laura Anderson “I remember things so clearly now that I’ve started thinking about them, even from when I was a boy, not even four years old.”

Frank Walker sorts through the food and clothing ration books his wife Jane had the foresight to bring from Scotland. During the Second World War, remembers Frank, born in 1938, “I didn’t see a real egg until I was seven.” The garden, and Frank’s mother, kept the family going while his father was away at war. The garden also fed an eightyear-old evacuee and two Polish colonels in Scotland to prepare for the D-Day offensive. They taught Frank the Polish national anthem, which he sings, word for word, in his soft Scottish burr. Frank has a photograph and a program from the year his grandfather Galloway won the Rennes Race, from France to Scotland, with his pigeon, Jenny Wren. Galloway was at the pub when Jenny homed onto the pigeon loft. The bird’s ring had to be clocked to confirm the win, but “rubbish, rubbish, canna be a pigeon as early as this,” the old man told young Frank, delaying confirmation of the bird’s time by at least five minutes. Prior to moving the family to Fife in Scotland, Frank’s grandfather Walker worked in the Belfast shipyards on a ship called the Titanic. Frank’s father was born in 1912, the year the

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FRANK Walker, at right, displays some of his metal creations, which include miniature weapons, buckets and pitchers (above), made from copper, bronze and bits of scrap iron. doomed vessel was launched. In Scotland, all the Walkers worked for the giant paper company, Tullis Russell: grandfather, uncle and grandson, each named Frank, and young Frank’s father (his name was Joe), all of them industrial plumbers. In those days, men mastered more than one trade. Young Frank attended night school three times a week for four years learning welding, blacksmithing, pipe and gas fitting, air conditioning and plumbing. Another year of learning trades at day school gave Frank “enough papers to paper a house.” In all the five years, Frank never missed a day of work or school. Frank was a runner like his father, who won the Powderhall, Edinburgh’s annual New Year Sprint. Like his grandfather, Galloway, who won a cap playing for Scotland, Frank was a footballer whose all-star team, the Star Hearts, won the Fife Cup. Football has always been his passion. Frank considered playing professionally, and

did play semi-pro in Australia, but in Scotland “I just had too many irons in the fire,” running, cars and motorcycles, tennis, badminton, field hockey, golf and fishing. When Frank and his father founded the Leslie Angling Club, Frank learned to tie flies. Typically thorough, he studied fly formation and took a course in entomology to learn their habits. He earned enough from selling the flies he tied to purchase his first car, an AustinHealy. At 27, Frank decided it was time to see more of the world. He was in the company parking lot discussing the sale of the Austin-Healy with a co-worker when along came another co-worker, Jane Drybrugh. “I

hear you’re leaving and going to Australia. Do you have anyone to carry your luggage?” Married in 1964, Jane and Frank lived in Australia until suntanning on Christmas day grew tiresome. A voyage across the Pacific brought them to Vancouver. Frank worked at the British Columbia Building Corporation for 30 years, rising to trades foreman and systems supervisor for 162 buildings ranging from those in New Westminster and Powell River, to BCIT and Oakalla Prison. Twelve years ago, Frank and Jane took early retirement, looking forward to increasing their total of more than 50 countries visited. It was not to be. Sadly, Jane passed away,


by computer with family in Scotland and lends a hand to help his friends. He’s now interested in researching family history, but football remains his passion. It was fulfilled in April with the 2013 Premier League win by his team, Manchester United. Laura Anderson works with and for seniors on the North Shore. Contact her at 778-279-2275 or email her at

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SENIORS what’s going on for seniors

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, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. Awakening will be shown with the feature Anna Karenina. Admission: $12. Tickets: or 604-981-6335.

Spring/Summer Gardening Workshop Tuesday, May 14th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Join us at Revera – Hollyburn House for an afternoon gardening workshop. We welcome Nancy Ashton of West Van Florist to share with us her secrets to a successful container garden. Bring your questions and favourite garden stories. 0 *%#-%,"3%2+, $!44 .% ,%-'%( 0 &1)-, /'/!4/.4%

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Computer Assistance: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.noon at North Shore Volunteers for Seniors, 275 21st St., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9221575, or

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

volunteer is required to help support a male adult at the swimming pool. The ideal time would be during the day one to three days per week. Rehabilitation Volunteer: Inglewood Care Centre is looking for a rehabilitation volunteer for once a week from 10 a.m. to noon to assist with walking and exercise programs by encouraging residents to participate in a

If you enjoy supporting your community then the Lynn Valley Community Association would love to have you volunteer for Lynn Valley Day happening on May 25. A variety of positions are available for this major community event.

program and rehab activities. Volunteers: West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre seeks volunteers to assist and encourage seniors with participation in social and recreational activities by supporting them with program registration, organizing transportation and initial participation in new activities.

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can assist participants who have had a cerebral vascular accident. The focus is on full range of movement for small and large muscle groups with some speech therapy. This is a water-based program. If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-9857138. The society is a partner agency of the United Way.

community bulletin board From page 22 Tickets and info: 604-9033700. Tech Connect: A drop-in presentation about two of the library’s most popular products: Zinio Online Magazines and Press Display OnlineNewspapersWednesday, May 8, 7-8:30 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Info: Watershed Connection: Learn about North Vancouver’s watersheds through dialogue, interactive watershed activities and meeting other community members Wednesday, May 8, 6-9 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. RSVP: northvancouver watershed. Drop In, Log In, Learn: Free one-on-one tech tutorials for adult beginners Sundays, May 12 and 26, 1:15-2:15 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Tech-savvy teens will help with questions about computers, mobile phones, PDAs and other hightech devices. Info: Parenting Lecture Series: Parenting specialist Christopher Burt will give a series of lectures about issues that affect parents of preschool, elementary and teenage children. Troubled Teens — Difficult Conversations will take place Wednesday, May 22, 7 p.m. at the North Shore Jewish Community Centre, 1305 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Admission: $35 per couple, $20 per person. Info and registration: 604-925-6488 or office@harel. org. Technological Class: Introduction to Learn about apps Thursday, May 30, 10 a.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info and registration: 604-9257405. Book Lover’s Roundtable: Share your favourite books and add to your list of must reads Thursdays, May 30 and June 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to To post online, go to, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.



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Queensbury elementary students Michael Olson (left), Jackson Burke and Jennifer Hashimoto get ready for the Queensbury Spring Event on Saturday May 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the school, 2020 Moody Ave., North Vancouver. The event will feature plant, book and garage sales, games, face painting, refreshments, a bouncy castle and more.

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Movies help create camp experience For those who fear going to camp, or even camping, there are plenty of camp movies that allow you to watch other people deal with beehives, bears and sleepless nights without actually having to go yourself.

films follow the same plot as the girls swap places in a scheme to reunite their parents. I have to admit I enjoyed the Lindsay Lohan version growing up, but having been properly educated now the original certainly takes the cake. This is one of Disney’s many

With camp flicks you can avoid the outdoors but still get the same effect by doing what we all do best: pretending. The following are some popular titles. THE GREAT OUTDOORS (1988) This is more of a camping movie compared to a movie about camp, but it is still a classic by any means. The movie follows well-to-do Chicago father Chet Ripley (John Candy) who hopes for a peaceful family vacation. His world is quickly turned upside-down when his yuppie in-laws (including Dan Aykroyd) decide, uninvited, to tag along. It’s Candy and Aykroyd in their prime.

heart-warming, family oriented movies, which is a nice watch once the weather starts to warm up.

MEATBALLS (1979) Meatballs features Bill Murray in his first feature film as Tripper, a summer camp counsellor who tries to take a less-thanaverage camp and make it a good time. He also takes a young camper under his wing, who has self-esteem issues. This movie has all the clichés we expect, because it helped invent them.

SPACE CAMP (1986) This movie stars a very young Joaquin Phoenix (going by the name of Leaf at the time) as part of a group of kids attending space camp who find themselves actually in space when their shuttle accidentally launches into orbit. Each character has their own reason for going to camp (goodintentioned or not), but the group must find common ground as they have to work together to make it back home.

THE PARENT TRAP (1961 & 1998) The Parent Trap originally starred Hayley Mills playing both roles as a pair of twins separated at birth who later meet by chance at a summer camp. Re-made in 1998 starring a very young Lindsay Lohan, both

DIRTY DANCING (1987) Patrick Swayze plays the hip, toocool-for-school Johnny Castle,

the summer camp’s dance instructor who Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) swoons for. Apparently there’s dancing, and I hear it’s dirty. This is a classic that has survived the times. POISON IVY (1985) British Columbia’s own Michael J. Fox plays Dennis Baxter, a new camp counsellor in this madefor-TV movie about a group of young campers suffering from what high school already showed us: adolescence sucks. But this movie survives the times because it has it all: romance, comedy, drama. HEAVY WEIGHTS (1995) Before Ben Stiller bled his own blood in Dodgeball, he nailed a similar character years earlier in Heavy Weights, a story of overweight kids sent to fat camp who learn the importance of positive self-image while dealing with their insane new camp leader (Stiller). Shenanigans ensue. FRIDAY THE 13TH This movie has a camp in it but is definitely not a feel-good summer camp movie. It is a horror flick not for the faint of heart. It may provoke nightmares or hockey mask dreams. Watch at your own risk. SAM SMITH, Contributing writer

Camp Memory “What’s in these cookies?” I asked, craning my neck upwards. My voice was soft and pitiful, like a mouse arranging a peace treaty with a cat. The hulking teenager at the head of the chow line looked down, unaware of how difficult it had been to ask the question and how absolutely essential it was to get a straight answer. “These ones are spiders and these ones are bugs,” the comedian told me, gesturing to the two plates of cookies. I was a small boy, torn from televised pro wrestling, and to a lesser extent, my parents, and plunked down in the middle of Ukrainian camp. Why my parents chose Ukrainian camp and whether that camp became independent upon the dissolution of Soviet Union camp, I will never know. I’m not sure how young I was, but I was too shy to ask a follow-up question of the gawky teen who ruled the line and too ravenous for sugar to walk out of the cafeteria without a cookie. I gambled on the arachnids. Spiders, it turns out, were peanut butter cookies. I have a peanut allergy. Nausea ensued. My eyes filled with tears as the green grass, wooden canoes, and tall trees of the camp were suddenly distorted and ugly, like the world seen through greased Saran Wrap. Buckets were deployed, a quarantine created. Some children love camp. Some of us survive it. — JEREMY SHEPHERD

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Comedy camp helps kids hone their funny bone Kids who are always being told by their parents and teachers to “smarten up!” or “be serious!” might discover an unexpected creative outlet at Capilano University this summer. One of the university’s more unique summer camp offerings, Leave ‘em Laughing Stand-Up Comedy Boot Camp for youth aged 10-14, returns for another run July 8-12. This is one week where goofing off is not only welcome, it’s encouraged. Over the course of the program, professional comedian Janice Bannister will teach the day campers how to generate and deliver their own jokes, preparing them to host a stand-up comedy show for family and friends on the last day. “They’re actually learning to do standup comedy. In the five days they learn how to write jokes and how to perform them. They learn how to use a microphone,” says Bannister. The aspiring young comics must use ageappropriate language and clean content, but they otherwise have the freedom to create their very own set. Much like the pros, Bannister will teach the kids to draw on material inspired by their own experiences and observations. “Most of it comes from your real life.

Bannister adds she is always pleasantly surprised at the quality of the kids’ writing.

What do you like? What don’t you like? What do you worry about? What drives you crazy about your parents?” says Bannister.

“They’re smart. They’re not just wanting to do bum and fart jokes and things like that,” she says, explaining kids often jest about generation-specific subject matter their peers can relate to.

The comedy camp is an alternative to the many sports and educational programs offered during the summer months. Bannister says it will likely appeal to kids who enjoy making people laugh, but might not always have the opportunity to do so. “They’re funny. They like to kibitz and carry on and do sometimes silly things, but they don’t really have a place to do that,” she says. Bannister will help the more uninhibited kids learn to “rein it in,” if necessary, structure their material and pause for laughter. But the comedy camp is not just geared toward class clowns. Bannister says it is also a good place for quieter kids to express their humorous observations with like-minded peers. “It’s sometimes nice for them just to share some of their thinking and connect with other kids that are creative.” Bannister, a New Westminster resident and former psychiatric nurse, started Laughter Zone 101 comedy school six years ago and now teaches stand-up to all ages. “I was like the kids. I took a comedy class at Langara about 10 years ago and basically

Kids at comedy boot camp learn how to generate and deliver their own jokes.

After just five short days, Bannister says the kids will gain stage confidence they can then apply to acting auditions, public speaking or even class presentations. Plus, they will have a polished comedy set to recite whenever the mood strikes.

I haven’t stopped since. I loved it and wish I had done it when I was a kid.”

“They can do it for the school talent show, they can do it for grandma’s birthday. There’s lots of things you can do with your comedy,” says Bannister.


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When it comes to trying out their comedy chops, youth take a different approach to stand-up than grown ups. “The kids are so much more natural and uninhibited. They just say things and sometimes my cheeks ache from laughing,” says Bannister. “Whereas the adults, they have worlds of experience sometimes, but they’re fairly shy about bringing it to the comedy stage.”

Leave ‘em Laughing Stand-Up Comedy Boot Camp, for ages 10-14, runs July 8-12 (Monday-Friday), 12:45-3:45 p.m. Cost: $165. Call 604-984-4901 to register. – CHRISTINE LYON

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Keep Children Focused With Yoga This Summer If you have youngsters, summer can be a challenging time. Juggling your regular schedule and keeping children engaged and occupied is no easy feat. Fortunately, North Vancouver’s Ray*n*Bow Yoga will be offering summer Yoga Play Camps throughout July and August for youngsters, tweens and teens. “In the Yoga Play Camps kids are immersed in creative discovery and fun,” says Ray*N*Bow founder Petra Ebner. “These camps foster free and expansive thought yet at the same time children learn to be ‘The Boss of their Mind’ and not the other way around.” The camps provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn about their physical body, their feelings and they are given the tools to make themselves feel good, through positive thoughts, good food and their connection with nature.

“Yoga- which means ‘union’- teaches children to love themselves, each other and the planet, and to honor the spirit within,” says Petra. “Yoga- which means ‘union’- teaches children to love themselves, each other and the planet, and to honor the spirit within,” says Petra. “Yoga- and life- is all about Plugging in, getting connected and learning that we are all the same rather than different.” “My camps are extra-ordinary, oozing with love and acceptance of self and others and making children feel that they are perfect just the way they are. Students are taught to listen to their bodies and are given the tools to deal with their emotions



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Diver aiming for Olympics Diving requires core strength, agility and co-ordination, but those few lonely moments of tension and stillness are enough to test the mental mettle of many athletes. For 11-year-old West Vancouver diver Alison Komlos, learning to deal with fear has been a key part of looking down at the pool. When asked about the biggest challenge of diving, the Ridgeview elementary student replies: “Probably getting over your fear to do the dive.” Alison’s mother, Jill, has witnessed those challenges. “For some kids just that fear of doing that new dive can be too much, but with Alison, knock on wood . . . she has fear but she manages it,” says Jill. “She’s like an old soul in a young body.” The psychology of forcing yourself to jump off the board can sometimes be harder than even a difficult dive, according to Alison. “If I’ve done the dive before, I usually say that I’ve done it and it was fine and it was easy, and I do a few simulations of the dive,” she says. “If anything bad happened before like I didn’t land that well, then I just try to forget that and tell myself, ‘One, two, three, go.’ And then I just make myself go.” Alison has been going off the board since she was eight years old.

“I like being in the water and I like when you’re in the air,” she says. “And I like challenging myself.” Alison had shown promise as a gymnast, but Jill suspected the demands of the sport were too great and set about looking for something else. “One day I was at the West Van pool and there was a pamphlet there about diving and so I thought, ‘Hmm, maybe we should try this out,’” recalls Jill. Growing up on the North Shore, Jill recalls babysitting Paige Gordon, a North Shore diver who went on to compete for Canada at the Olympics in 1992 and 1996.

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WET feet make smacking sounds on the pool deck before the diver grabs the two guardrails and makes her climb to the diving board.

At the B.C. Summer Provincials held in June 2012, Alison notched first place finishes with her dives off the one-metre board and the three-metre board. The performance helped her earn a spot on the Canadian junior national diving squad, but her ambitions are beyond Canada’s borders.

Eleven-year-old Alison Komlos has been diving since she was eight years old. She is now a competitive diver with the North Shore Dolphins Dive Club. Scan this photo with the Layar app to see photos of Alison diving.

“I want to go to nationals every year until I qualify for senior nationals, and then go to the Olympics,” she says. Alison is currently in training for a May competition in Saskatoon, Sask. A good performance in the Prairies will vault her back to the nationals for 2013. Besides putting in time on a backyard trampoline, Alison does dry land training, diving, and ballet to stay sharp. She is planning to compete in the B.C. Summer Provincials from May 31 to June 2 in Victoria, and she advises all novice divers to take the


plunge. “Don’t let the fear take over because in the end the dive won’t be as hard as you think,” she says. Alison is a member of the North Shore Dolphins Dive Club, a non-profit that gives competitive dive training to young athletes at Ron Andrews community centre and the West Vancouver Aquatic Centre. The Dolphins Dive Club is offering summer

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This is the second part of a four-part original camp story. The story continues with part 3 in the May 19 issue of Kids Biz.

In the first chapter we met the gang at Camp Winnatuka. The fearless Tabitha swore there were monsters just north of Lake Anatoga. As always, Rufus didn’t believe her. Meanwhile Fres stayed quiet, and Henry didn’t quite know what to think. Last we heard, Tabitha promised she could find a map that would lead them to the monsters. Now dear reader, on to chapter two.

There was that purple splotch and those three words just north of Anatoga Lake: There Be Monsters. “What does it mean?” Fres asked. Rufus looked at her. “It means there’s monsters there,” he said, pointing out the window to the lake.

For the next few days, the four of us canoed and learned how to make a bow and arrow, and Tabitha showed me the biggest totem pole I’d ever seen. It had a bear face on the bottom, a whale above, and at the very, very top there was the raven. “If you think you’re drowning in the lake you need to look at the raven,” Tabitha told me. “If you can see him you’ll be OK.” She’d disappeared that afternoon after she and Rufus had another argument about the map. “Is not!” “Is too!” We didn’t see her again until dinner time, when she cleared our plates off the table in the back of the cafeteria and slapped down her map.

Fres shook her head. “No, I mean, what does it mean for us?” We heard the other tables laughing, talking, and chewing Cassandra’s terrible broccoli, but we were silent. “Either there’s no monsters there, so we shouldn’t go. Or the monsters will eat us, so we shouldn’t go,” Rufus said. I looked at Fres for just a second and we both looked down at our plates. Nobody said anything else until lights out. I fell asleep for a minute, just a minute, when I heard a sniff. Then a snort. Then something that sounded like popcorn popping in slow motion. Then a buzzsaw. Then a bear eating a train. I opened my eyes. I was on the bottom bunk in the middle

of the room, and everyone in my cabin was having a snoring contest. I don’t remember getting out of bed but I guess I did, because the next thing I knew I was staring out the window. I saw the raven. I saw the lake. And I saw three small shadows. The cabin door squeaked and for just a second everyone stopped snoring, and then I stepped onto the beach. “Hi Henry,” Fres waved. “Fancy meeting you here,” Tabitha smiled. A wind rolled down the beach and I shivered in my pajamas. “What do you think you’re doing?” Rufus asked. “What I was born to do,” Tabitha told him. “You’re not allowed to go,” Rufus said. He was talking to Tabitha, but I answered. “We have to go,” I said. “Why?” Fres asked me. “Because Tabitha’s our friend, and because none of us have ever seen a monster.” “I saw a spectre,” Rufus offered. “No you didn’t!” “Shhh!” Fres and I chorused. “I promised auntie this wouldn’t happen again,” Rufus told me. I wanted to tell him we’d be OK, but at that moment I wasn’t sure what to say.


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JURASSIC limestone layers and iron-tinged southern outcrops, often with marl and fossilized marine shells, are found in “The Rocks.” The two large rocks act as a gateway to southern Burgundy.

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Notable Potables Tim Pawsey

ONE day into a whirlwind tour of Burgundy, and my very obliging guide Youri Lebault ( is anxious to make sure I understand the importance of “The Rocks.”

Twins, though by no means identical, these giants just two kilometres apart, named Solutré and Vergisson, not only preside over the Mâcon villages, they help define the region geographically and, more importantly, geologically. Their Jurassic limestone layers and iron-tinged southern outcrops, often with marl and fossilized marine shells, act as a gateway to southern Burgundy. And their steep slopes are home to some of the best vineyards in the region, surrounded by murgers (low stone walls) and nurtured by generations of vignerons. Fruit from the local villages of Vergisson, SolutréPouilly, Fuissé and Chaintré goes into Pouilly-Fuissé, Pouilly-Vinzelles, PouillyLoché and Saint-Veran AOC wines. Grapes have been grown here for two millennia, although it was the enterprising and politically powerful monks of the Abbey of Cluny who first recognized wine’s true potential in a commercial sense. Vineyards don’t just dot the landscape here. They are

STEEP slopes around large rocks named Solutré and Vergisson in Burgundy are home to some of the best vineyards in the region. the landscape, their long lines of twisted old vines marching up the slopes. This year, thanks to an unseasonably cool spring, bud break is late by about three weeks by most estimates. But the catch-up will be rapid as the weather warms. Those soils are what helps set Pouilly Fuissé apart with a distinctive minerality and elegance that shows up in varying degrees, the more pronounced being from right around the rocks. The wines are often perfect matches for the local fresh seafood, as well as oysters, prawns, goat cheese and more. One of the best oyster matches would be Chateau de Beauregard PouillyFuissé Vers Cras 2010 (biodynamically farmed), with chalky notes and pronounced minerality (BCLS $32.99, 91 pts). However, I’d also be inclined to hold out for the very focused, floral, taut, persistent mineral tones of complex and balanced Chateau de Beauregard Pouilly-Fuissé Sur le Roche 2011. Aptly named, the “climat” our designated

vineyard is right on the lower slopes of Vergisson (coming soon, BCLS $45.99, 93 pts.). Also worth a nod: the more floral, pear-and-citrus toned Macon Solutré Pouilly 2011 (BLCS $24.99, 89 pts.). Chateau Beauregard, so named because it has a stunning view of both Solutré and Vergisson across the valley, is in the hands of the sixth generation of the Burrier family. And they’ve been making wine around these parts for some 500 years. It’s that reality of history that absolutely personifies Burgundy, from south to north as I’m about to discover in spades. ••• There’s no time like the present to grab a ticket for this year’s Dish ‘n Dazzle, a no-holds-barred tasting extravaganza on May 30, at the Pan Pacific Hotel. Presented by B.C. Hospitality Foundation and Wines of Chile and sponsored by the Pan Pacific and Legacy Liquor Store, the event will feature a dozen of Vancouver’s finest chefs

creating tastes to match with wines from leaders such as Concha y Toro, Errazuriz, Koyle, Vinedos Emiliana, and many more. To cap it off: a high-stakes cocktail competition starring the cream of Vancouver’s uber-inventive cocktail scene, plus a silent auction and raffle. Proceeds will go to the B.C. Hospitality Foundation (full disclosure: I’m on the board), which helps people in the industry in time of need, such as when facing critical health issues, as well as helping hospitality students through a growing scholarship program. If you’re not familiar with the foundation, take time to check out I think you’ll be quite moved. Tickets: $75 +tax are on sale now at See you there! Tim Pawsey covers food and wine for numerous publications and online as the Hired Belly at Contact:, on Twitter @hiredbelly or email

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‘Cottage’ specs built to medieval legend Mitchell Smyth Contributing Writer

DARK ISLAND, New York: A medieval mystery echoes down the centuries and across an ocean to the halls of a faux castle on this island in the St. Lawrence River. The mystery: what happened to Fair Rosamund, the beautiful young mistress of King Henry II (1133-1189) of England? Was she murdered by his jealous queen, Eleanor of Aquataine? Or did she live out her later years anonymously, in a convent? It’s a riddle you can ponder as you walk the corridors and gardens, study the ancient weapons and suits of armour, and peer into the secret passages of Singer Castle, here on Dark Island, a few hundred metres south of the Canada-U.S. border in the St. Lawrence. (Belying its name, Dark Island is a pleasant place, not in the least eerie or brooding.) Or, if you want to pay $725, you and your lover can ponder in the bridal suite, which may be a replica of Rosamund’s bedchamber. Regrettably, the guide on the day of my visit appeared to know very little about the castle’s medieval connection, beyond saying the building “was modelled on an English castle.” In fact, the original was not a castle. Medieval castles were fortified structures. Woodstock Manor, in Oxfordshire, was a royal hunting lodge in a forest stocked with deer and wild boar for the entertainment of Henry and his courtiers. (“Woodstock,” in Norman English, means a clearing in the woods.) It was there that, sometime around1160,Henrysequestered Rosamund de Clifford, the woman who has gone down in English folklore as Fair Rosamund. Supposedly — and there are a lot of suppositions in the tale — the entrance to Rosamund’s quarters was guarded by a maze, but the jealous Eleanor found a silken thread that had been torn from her rival’s gown. She followed it to the tragic young woman’s chamber and poisoned

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SINGER Castle, built for the Singer Sewing Company’s president Frank Bourne in 1902, was modelled on Sir Walter Scott’s description of the place where Henry II’s mistress, Fair Rosamund, was imprisoned in the 12th century. her. (Another version says Eleanor’s knight stabbed the young woman.) Serious historians reject the story. They say Rosamund died in a nunnery, where she had fled to atone for her adultery with the king. Some say Henry “leaked” the murder story to blacken Eleanor, whom he had grown to hate. Woodstock Manor was destroyed in the English Civil War (1642-51). But a description of it came into the hands of Sir Walter Scott, the great Scottish novelist, and he included it in his 1826 novel Woodstock or The Cavalier. Fast forward to 1902. It was the Gilded Age for America’s industrialists and tycoons and Frank Bourne, president of the Singer Sewing Company, wanted a summer “cottage” on his three-hectare Dark Island. He commissioned architect Ernest Flagg, who had designed the

Singer Building in New York. Flagg was a fan of Sir Walter so, switching his talents from skyscrapers to castles, he modelled Flagg’s summer home on the novelist’s description, red-topped turrets, a dungeon, tunnels and all. The cost: $500,000, a fortune in those days. Singer Castle remained a private residence until 2003, when the present owners opened it to public tours. Among the books in its library is a first edition of Scott’s Woodstock. If you go: Boat tours to Dark Island depart from Rockport, Ont. ( and Alexandria Bay, New York ( The Rockport cruise also stops at Boldt Castle, another rich man’s folly. For more information on Singer Castle visit its website at

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IN 1811, Sir Walter Scott purchased the estate of Abbotsford near Melrose on the Tweed River and rebuilt the manor house as a medieval baronial hall.

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MP Joy Smith, B.C. Lions to attend Park Royal event

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the exhibitors away. “The people who came were genuinely interested, concerned and wanted to help in some way and support them in some way. All the NGOs, they all said it unanimously, that they had never been to an event that was so wonderfully supported by the community and they had such opportunity to share their stories and to share their organization with so many people,” says Hardy. The women are presenting the 2013 Half the Sky Day, once again at Park Royal Shopping Centre’s south mall, Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s event will showcase 17 local and international organizations and charities, some of which were highlighted in Half the Sky, and others that have been sourced based on their noteworthy contributions. “There are so many people in the Lower Mainland that are working to help marginalized girls and women. We were surprised there were this many,” says Hardy. Groups featured include Heal Canada, Linwood House, Create Change, World Vision Canada, Ratanak

International and the North Shore Crisis Services Society. Among the new NGOs featured this year is the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia, a resource for community-based services that support survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, child abuse and criminal harassment. “They work very much with domestic violence. . . and they have a partnership with the B.C. Lions,” says Hardy. As part of its Be More Than A Bystander campaign aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about the impact of men’s violence against women, EVA B.C. will have a couple of B.C. Lions players in attendance at the Park Royal event between noon and 2 p.m. Another group coming on board this year is the Joy Smith Foundation, which is working to end human trafficking. Founder Joy Smith, a Manitoba MP, will be on hand. “She is the woman largely in Canada who’s thought of as the foremost authority on human trafficking in Canada. She personally has worked in Parliament to try and change the laws and protect girls and

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ARGYLE secondary musicians Marlow Rainey (left), Hayley McLeod, Danny Choi, Danjel Young and Riley Sutton invite community members to an electric evening of entertainment at the annual Argyle Cabaret, Saturday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to midnight at Mulgrave School. Proceeds from the dinner, dance and silent auction event, featuring a host of live performances by students, support Grade 12 scholarships. For tickets ($55), visit Deadline for purchase: Tuesday, May 7. women,” says Hardy. Hardy is pleased with the support her group has

received from the husband and wife authors of Half the Sky, having been given their blessing to join their cause and use the book’s name. “In fact, Nicholas Kristof is a New York Times columnist and he did write about us in

the New York Times, (he) mentioned us in his column,” she says. The event is family-friendly with Kenton Studios offering onsite family photo shoots and prints for Mother’s Day, and there will be a craft table

for the younger set, again to make gifts for moms. For more information on the local event, visit halfthesky. ca. For more information on the international movement, visit halftheskymovement. org.

Enough is Enough ride to hold North Van barbecue May 12 From page 13

changed their minds. Just around that time, they attended an open house at the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at B.C. Children’s Hospital. “We sat there and we listened to these people talk about what the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre had done for them and how it had helped their child and saved their children’s lives and what a difference it was making and we just said, ‘How can we stop?’” says Ginny. Having seen the success of the centre’s model in B.C. the Dennehys hope to see other communities across the country come on board with launching their own and they hope to eventually raise enough funds to offer $500,000 in seed money per province. “We believe this is what people need. They need a place where they can go where they can get all the resources for mental health, there’s a person there that can guide them to go through how to seek help, how to get the appropriate attention at that time. When you’re suffering from a mental illness there’s a whole bunch of organizations and different things involved and you might not be focused enough to understand that. Especially if you’re a parent with a child who’s suffering from depression or mental illness. You want somebody to guide you along that way and help you and have some empathy and sympathy and so that’s kind of what the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is all about,” she says. The future North Vancouver Kelty Dennehy Mental Health Resource Centre will provide mental health and addiction information

to patients of all ages, their families, physicians, health care providers and the community-at-large. The Dennehys plan to start their ride on Mother’s Day. They’ll be supported by nephews Quinn, 19, and Keenan, 23. The young Dennehys, from Whitehorse, will be driving an RV and helping out with things like social media and bike maintenance. “It’s going to be really special for us to be able to spend that time with them,” says Ginny. Community members are invited to an end of Day 1 rally and barbecue at Rona at 915 West First St., in North Vancouver at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. The event will also celebrate the launch of Ginny’s new book, Choosing Hope: A Mother’s Story of Love, Loss, and Survival (with Shelley Fralic), which is being released that day. “I believe in life you might not have a choice of what happens to you but what you do is you have a choice in how you deal with that. That’s why I titled my book Choosing Hope because that’s what you have to do. When you go through a tragedy that you can’t even believe would ever happen to you, that you have a choice in how you’re going to deal with it. Hopefully people who read the book will be able to realize that you can go on, you can go on no matter whatever happens to you in your life,” says Ginny. For more information on the Enough is Enough ride and The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, visit For more information on the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at B.C. Children’s Hospital, visit

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A trainer can help pick the right dog Canine Connection Joan Klucha

HELPING people improve their relationship with their dog has always been my main focus throughout the many years of my dog training career. Whether it was through the countless obedience, puppy classes, behavioural modification sessions or through this column, I have always been authentic to myself by maintaining my responsibility as a trainer to help people achieve their goals with their dog. The majority of people tend to seek out the assistance of a trainer after they bring their dog home, whether it’s an adult dog or a puppy, and either need help having their dog adjust to the new family or vice versa. But, on the rare occasion, some new dog owners hire the services of a dog trainer to help them find the perfect dog. Using the assistance of a trainer before you bring a dog home is probably one of the most responsible things a potential new dog owner can do. But you do have to make sure that you find the right trainer that is going to help you find the right dog. The first thing to consider is making sure that the dog trainer you hire has plenty of experience — like, years. I’m talking at least 10 personal years, not combined years, of working with a variety of

dogs in a variety of training methods in a variety of different fields of training. This is not meant to offend the new dog trainers coming into the industry. I was there once, almost 20 years ago, doing the best I could with what I knew. But I knew my limits of knowledge and experience and never bit off more than I could chew. If I let my ego and enthusiasm get in the way of my lack of knowledge, it could have potentially harmed the welfare of a dog and ruined a relationship between a dog and its owner. As dog trainers, we all have a responsibility to the dog we are working with and to our clients to maintain integrity and honesty about what we do and how we do it. Having said that, we all make mistakes, but when it comes to the welfare of a dog that mistake could lead to a detrimental outcome. So, dog trainers must have some forethought about their abilities before they take on any client. Most new dog trainers have great enthusiasm and are wonderful at teaching puppy classes and obedience, but I encourage the young blood to be patient with themselves and work with what they know. As I mentioned, when it comes to understanding family dynamics, the psychology of the humancanine relationship, the normal changing behaviours of a dog as it matures and the different temperaments of various breeds and mixed breeds, nothing can take the place of good old-fashioned experience. Experience plays a huge role in the department of dog training when it comes to helping a family bring a puppy or adult dog into their home that will be with them for the life of that dog. When choosing a trainer for the task of helping you find a faithful canine companion, take your time. Ask for references

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from friends you know who are happy with their dog. Sometimes it is even advantageous to go to a dog park and find that one person who is actually playing and walking with their dog (instead of sitting on the sidelines watching their dog run around and play with other dogs), and ask them who they used to help them get such a well-balanced dog. Other trainers can be helpful too. I am not shy about recommending other trainers who I know will be a better match for the person seeking help. For example, if the potential owner wants to compete in obedience trails or deal with aggression, I am definitely not the trainer for them and I would recommend someone whose expertise lies in that field. Finding the perfect canine companion is not as easy as pointing a finger at a dog you like the looks of, then wielding a magic wand and saying “presto.” It takes a committed family, a knowledgeable trainer and a lifetime of patience. Joan is the owner of K9 Kinship Ltd. and has been working with dogs for over 15 years in obedience, tracking and behavioural rehabilitation. Contact her at

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Reinhart helps lift Canada to win at U18 worlds Andy Prest

WEST Vancouver’s Sam Reinhart had a couple of worries in the final moments of the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship gold medal game played Sunday in Sochi, Russia.

little. Argyle and Handsworth are much better known for their basketball and soccer programs but after years of running as rugby also-rans, they’re starting to prove that they’re no pushovers on the pitch. Handsworth head coach Curry Hitchborn has been involved with the program as a player and coach for more than a decade and in that time he can’t recall too many victories over Carson Graham. “You can absolutely list it on one hand,” he said with a laugh. This year, however, the Royals added to the list, scoring a 23-19 victory over the Eagles last month. The three North Vancouver programs actually played a bit of rock, paper, scissors this season with Carson Graham knocking off Argyle 17-7 and the Pipers taking a chunk out of the Royals with a 22-7 win. “Argyle jumped up and surprised us, threw the kitchen sink at us,” said Hitchborn. “My guys weren’t ready for that kind of fight.” The great thing, according to Hitchborn, is that each match now is much more of a fair fight, each team coming in hopeful of a good result. “You’re not just going to go out and win a championship because you go to a certain school,” he said, adding that the

Reinhart, Team Canada’s captain, suffered a shoulder injury midway through the third period and could only watch from the bench as Canada clung to a 3-2 lead over the four-time defending champions from the United States. “You kind of look at the time the whole way and it ticks down very slowly,” Reinhart told the North Shore News after returning home from the tournament. Canada did hold on, and as the final seconds spun away Reinhart and the rest of the team celebrated the win, becoming just the third Canadian team to win the 15year-old tournament. “It was definitely pretty exciting the last couple of seconds,” said Reinhart, adding that it was “by far” the biggest victory of his young hockey career. When the final buzzer sounded, however, there was one more worry. As team captain he would be the one handed the championship trophy but, with a bum shoulder, could he lift the cup with the necessary exuberance? “A couple of guys were laughing, wondering if I’d be able to pick it up,” said Reinhart with a chuckle. When the hardware was presented, Reinhart wasn’t to be denied. “I don’t think I could (lift it)

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CARSON Graham’s Max Kluge stretches to make a play while tacklers from St. George’s close in during a senior boys league game played earlier this season. Carson has held a stranglehold on the Lower Mainland league for decades but as this season’s playoffs approach other North Shore teams have stepped up.

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Upstart programs catching up to longtime leaders Andy Prest

THE Carson Graham senior boys have been pretty big ball hogs in the Lower Mainland AAA rugby league for the past quarter century. The Eagles have won 17 of the past 23 New Zealand Shields — the trophy awarded to the Lower Mainland champion each year — and have finished no worse than fifth in the province in each of the past 21 years. West Vancouver secondary has put up strong challenges in some years, 2013 certainly included with the Highlanders sporting the best record on the North Shore so far this season, but all-in-all it’s been a dominant ride for the Eagles. Recent years, however, have brought stirrings from a pair of upstart North Vancouver programs and early results from this season indicate that maybe the balance is shifting just a

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Royals, Pipers no longer easy outs on rugby pitch From page 40

From page 40 now but in the moment you’re not worried about anything else. It was just so exciting at the time I wasn’t thinking about it too much.” Before getting injured Reinhart chipped in three goals and four assists as Canada went undefeated in seven games. Head coach Don Hay picked him as team captain following the team’s pre-tournament training camp in Toronto. Reinhart will now have a whole summer to get his shoulder back into shape photos Francois Laplante/HHOF-IIHF Images — he’s back home and finishing up the school year at WEST Vancouver’s Sam Reinhart (right) is presented Collingwood after spending with the championship trophy after captaining Canada the season with the WHL’s to gold at the IIHF U18 world championships. Kootenay Ice. Reinhart led the team in scoring this season after being named WHL Rookie of the Year last season. His name is already being tossed around as a potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft. Nothing, however, has topped the feeling of pulling on a Team Canada jersey and representing the country, said Reinhart. “It’s incredible. Throughout the year with your club teams there’s so many games, you go through such a long year and you have to kind of look for motivation to get your legs going near the end of it. But whenever you get the chance to pull on that Canadian jersey it just gives you extra motivation and you start to feel the energy of the country behind you.”

Carson program may have come down a bit but mostly it’s the rest of the bunch catching up. “What you’re seeing is you get a lot of kids who get developed in the (Capilano Rugby Club) go out to their other schools, bring with them that level of play. You’re seeing an evening out of the playing field.” Hitchborn has a lot of respect for Carson and their program — he’s an assistant coach for the Capilano Rugby Club’s premier men’s team that is head coached by Tom Larisch, who also happens to be the head coach at Carson Graham. “I’m with Tom three or four times a week — I know Tom a little too well,” said Hitchborn. “He’s a brilliant coach, he’s dedicated, hard working, he’s very kids-first but make no mistake about it, Tom is one competitive dude.” That makes it all the more sweet to take down the Eagles. “There’s always been that hilarious Carson theory, like ‘Oh, Carson. Oh no, Carson!’” Hitchborn said in mock horror, adding that with the growth of other programs like Handsworth and Argyle, that attitude is changing. “They’re no longer this horrific powerhouse that they used to be, now they’re just another group of teenagers.” Ultimately the parity benefits all of the teams involved, said Hitchborn. “I think it’s great for rugby overall,” he said. “You look at a school like Carson Graham that has held pretty good sway over results these past couple of years and to finally have other teams come up through the willingness of volunteers, the engagement of kids at the provincial, national and club levels — you’re seeing way more positives out of this than back in the day when Carson would roll out and put 70 points on a team. I think it’s good for Carson as well. . . . It’s good to have competition. It’s great for these guys to

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be able to go out there and play against other teams and not get blown out or blow other teams out. That doesn’t help anybody.” This conversation so far, however, has mostly neglected two important points as the Lower Mainland playoffs approach. One is the aforementioned West Vancouver Highlanders who beat all three North Vancouver teams this season to finish league play with a 3-1 record. “West Van has always been a strong program,” said Hitchborn. “That’s an excellent example of kids buying into rugby at an early age, coming to the front, realizing the potential there.” The other neglected piece is Vancouver’s St. George’s, the No. 1-ranked team in the province who kicked the snot out of all of the North Shore teams this season, scoring 196 points and giving up just 10 to finish with a perfect 4-0 record in league play. The road to the New Zealand Shield will no doubt travel through St. George’s this season. Whatever happens in the Lower Mainland playoffs, all of the teams that emerge will be threats to do damage at the provincial championships, said Hitchborn. Last year all four North Shore teams made it to provincials with Carson finishing second, Handsworth seventh, West Van 10th and Argyle 14th. Provincial play can seem tame in comparison to the local wars on the North Shore, said Hitchborn. “When you face these teams from the Valley and you’ve had Argyle up in your face or Carson up in your face or West Van up in your face — those local teams that throw the kitchen sink at you — it makes it a lot easier playing a Yale or an Elgin Park when there’s a lot on the line.” ••• The Lower Mainland AAA playoffs begin this week but as of North Shore News deadline the final schedule had yet to be confirmed. Check the Sports page at on Monday for an updated schedule.

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Six days! Nine plays!

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Monday, May 6 .........Weightless ...............................Looking for 143 Productions, and Underneath the Lintel ..............Kingbaby Productions Tuesday, May 7 ........Half Life....................................Deep Cove Stage Society Wednesday, May 8...Brilliant Traces .........................Well Planned Theatre Co., and Ash Fault..................................The Nicola Cavendish Doesn't Know We're Using Her Name Theatre Co. Thursday, May 9.......The Drawer Boy.......................North Van Community Players Friday, May 10..........A Woman of No Importance ....Two Gals Theatre Co., and The Oblivion Series (a not-so-girlie show) ...............WaWa Productions Saturday, May 11 .....Red Cross................................Sin Peaks Productions plus presentation of Awards

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CAMPBELL, Pamela Jan 05, 1928 - Apr 13, 2013 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mum, grandma, and friend, Pamela, at the age of 85 years. Lovingly remembered by her son Alan (Rosemary), daughter Jane (David), adored grandchildren Mark, Teresa, and Will, her twin brother Dr. Alexander Dalgarno, cherished niece Janette and family, as well as many wonderful friends. Mum, your gifts to us are overwhelming .... your warmth, spirit, and zest for life, beautiful smile and twinkling eyes, gentle touch, kind heart, amazing listener, not to judge others and to see the best in everyone, unstoppable sense of humour, unconditional love and support and the fine art of drinking sherry with perhaps a few crisps! Our Mum gave us a small sealed envelope many years ago and told us not to open it until after she passed. These are the words we found inside: Farewell dear children my life has passed I dearly loved you till the last Weep not for me nor sorrow take But love each other for my sake

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CHADWICK, Michael Brett Apr 02, 1966 - Apr 23, 2013 Passed away peacefully on April 23, 2013. Predeceased by father Warren, Mike leaves behind mother Pat and brother Greg. Memorial service will be held on Friday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver, BC. Special thanks to Dr. J. Shaw. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the North Shore Hospice.

McComb - Beverley James (Bev)

Bev passed away peacefully at home at the age of 88 years, surrounded by family. He will be lovingly remembered by all, especially by his wife Micheline, 4 children, 2 step-daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 6 greatgrandchildren, as well as his sister Shirley and her family. Bev was a true gentleman, seasoned sailor, honest businessman, physically fit member of the West Vancouver Seniors’ Centre, continually aspiring musician, dog lover, intrepid traveler, and he was fiercely proud of his accomplishments in the RCMP. A Celebration of Life will be held in his honour on Saturday, May 11th, at 10am at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver.

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CONQUERGOOD Viola May (nee McWhirter) April 1921- April 2013

She passed away on April 24, 2013 at the Kiwanis Care Center in North Vancouver just before her 92nd birthday. She was predeceased by her beloved husband James Roy in 1992. She was a loving mother to daughter Barbara Foster, son Doug and wife Ann, daughter Wendy and partner Roger and daughter Anne. Much loved grandmother to Christina, Andrea and Nicole and great grandmother to Charlie, Riley and Zac, and many nieces and nephews. Thank you to the Kiwanis Care Center who treated her with such dignity and respect until the end. A memorial service will be held at Boal Chapel, Monday, May 6, 2013 at 2:00pm, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, B.C. A reception will be held immediately following at the Boal Chapel. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of a donation to your favourite charity.

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Peggy peacefully passed away April 2, 2013 with family by her side. Born May 17, 1920 in Vancouver B.C. she resided in Pemberton Heights, North Vancouver for many years and spent 53 wonderful summers on Gambier Island. Predeceased by husband Jack (1957), son Ron (2012), daughter in law Janis (2003), sisters in law Margaret Sharkey, Jean Pratt, Eileen Woods. She is survived by brother Herb Woods (Ruth), daughter Judy (Tony) and son Wayne. Grandchildren Christopher and Andrew Ellis, Nick Pratt and Jacquie McNeill (James). Great grandchildren Janis Ann and Kassidy McNeill and nephews and niece. Thank you to the Staff of 'The Manor' Inglewood Care Center West Vancouver for their kindness and excellent care over the last year and half. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm Monday May 13, 2013, at Capilano United Church, 2260 Philip Ave at West 22nd St, Pemberton Heights, North Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Peggy’s name to Children’s Hospital.


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The Cargill AgHorizons™ division on the waterfront in Vancouver, BC has an opportunity available for a Millwright to work as part of the maintenance team to ensure that all plant equipment is maintained and managed to the highest degree of reliability in a safe and cost effective manner. Visit and search for mentioned job title and location. CargillAgHorizons™ isthedivisionofthecompanydedicatedtocreatingvalueforagriculturalproducers,specificallygrainandoilseedgrowers in the Prairies and Ontario. This division leads the industry in providing innovations in the areas of grain origination, agronomic and grain marketing consulting, and crop input supplies. Professionally trained customer focus teams work one-on-one with their producer customers, building long-term relationships-striving to understand their farming business and providing distinctive solutions, matched to their unique needs. Cargill is an equal opportunity employer.

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I’d like to occasionally share a meal with others but am on a tight budget. Is there somewhere I can go for an inexpensive meal with others? Sharing Abundance is a non-profit society that offers low-cost or by-donation community meals at a number of locations on the North Shore. Drop-in lunch is served at St. Andrew’s Church every Thursday from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. A three-course dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at North Lonsdale United Church; reservations 604-985-4911. Find out about other community meals by calling Sharing Abundance at 604-985-0709.


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★ CENTRAL LONSDALE ★Apr 15 Spacious 1 BR. Features large kitchen, lots of storage, heat/hot water incl. N/s, n/p. $1100 June 1 604-983-0634 1 BDRM $900, 21st & Lonsdale, balcony, heat/hw inc, h/w fl, np/ns Adult bldg, ref’s. 604-904-9507 1 BDRM 15th & St Georges hirise, newer paint, kitchen, bath, blindes SE view, lrg 250sf wraparound balcony, ug prkg, ns/np, Avail now. $1100/mo. 604-987-0948 1 BDRM $995, quiet bldg, 17th/ Lonsdale, sec prkg, reno’d, incl heat h/w, 604-990-8262 985-1658 1 BR $895, 2BR $1195, reno’d, clean, view, 2nd/St Andrews, np, Jun 1, incls heat hotwater & prkg, Call 604-984-2148 1 Br, $910, 2nd flr, June 1 New appl & paint, Heat incl. quiet. gated, free prkg, no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2nd. 604-700-7572

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Recreation Property


1 BR, new bath/laminate flrs, avail, central Lonsdale, suit quiet ns, np, $1050/mo, 604-320-9238 1 BR top flr, 3rd level, laminate floors, gated prkg, Lonsdale @ W. 5th $925 incl heat, h/w, ns/np, avail 1st June 604-983-9469 1BR, ste, $925, Avail June 1 Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2 BR & 3 BR Apt, June 1st Call 604-988-3828


West Van Apt. Rentals

Westwind Apts 2025 Bellevue Ave, Rare Penthouse 2 bdrms, expansive ocean view, reno’d, also 2 bdrm mnt view & bach. Cat OK Senior discount 604-913-0734 1 BR, 2109 Bellevue. faces North West, h/wood, incls hw & ht, May 15, np/ns, $1000, 604-986-1294 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 Luxury Over The Seawall! BACHELOR, 1 BR, pool, rec. room, pet ok, 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287 2 BDRM Recently reno’d, available in quiet waterfront building, spectacular ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment


Studios (Avail June 1), 1 BR’s (Avail Now & June 1), 2 BR’s (Avail June 1). Mnt/Ocean views, incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms. Walk to beach & shops. Small pet ok.



SMALL PEACEFUL farm set up for horses right beside South Langley riding trail. Bright & comfortable older 2 bd home, f/p, barn, riding rings, pastures. $849,900. Call 604-323-4788 See ID: 76788


1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, June 1st. Refs req’d. 604-960-0452 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

Houses - Sale



2 BR, 1 bath, lower Lons, city view, hw flrs, ns/np, $1350 incls heat/hw, June 1, 604-921-9668

Real Estate

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North Vancouver

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

GALIANO EXECUTIVE Home & Cabin on priv beach, completely furn’d, many extras, ready to move in. Reduced to $849,000! Global Force Rlty. 604-802-8711


Sunshine Coast

LOG CABIN on .8 acre, Sunshine Coast Roberts Crk, 1 hr - Vancouver, $225,000. 604-922-7836

2234 Capilano Road. 3 bdrm charmer, fully updated. Details at html $698,000. (604) 767-9663.

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2 BR + den, 2 bath, luxury condo with view, all modern appls, granite counters, 2 prkg stalls, gas fp, hardwood flrs, insuite laundry, ground floor with patio & access to walking trails. Beautiful gardens & water features. Party room, located in prestigious Ravenswoods. This condo is fabulous, avail June 1st. $2200. Pls call Steve @ 604-551-3251 2 BR large, $1250, New Reno’s, Now, View, ht, h/water, hw flrs, storage, ns, np, 604-386-5437 2 BR upper Lonsdale, $1250 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, June 1 604-202-3458 3 BR $1500 July 15th, h/w flrs, incls ht, hw, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. NP, refs, 778-320-1554 HI RISE. Central Lonsdale, 1 Bdrm, $1000. June 1. Inc heat/ hw. N/P, 604-985-3650 Large Bach upper Lonsdale, $775 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, June 1, 604-202-3458 LARGE BRIGHT 2 bdrm, cvrd prkg, pool, incl heat & h/w, nr rec ctr, $1100 June 1. 604-929-7526


145 West Keith Road. Studios (Avail Now & June 1) 1 BR’s (Avail June 1) 2 BR’s (Avail June 1) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok. 604-986-3356

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PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★ Bachelor $850 No pets, 604-988-7379

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

Park Royal Towers

Completely Renovated All Utilities Included

1 BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq.ft.) 3 BR (1370 sq.ft.) Penthouse (1650 sq.ft.) Spectacular City & Ocean Views’ Huge Balconies Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

STUNNING OCEANFRONT LOCATION Shorewood Manor 2020 Bellevue Avenue Large 2 BR from $3000 Unobstructed Water Views Professionally Managed Indoor pool, No Pets, Incl Heat & Hot Water Call 604.926.2713

WATERFRONT LUXURY The Pink Palace on the Seawall

3 Bdrm

Indoor/outdoor pools. Fitness centre & billiard room, no smoking 2222 Bellevue Ave. To view: 604-926-0627


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Duplexes - Rent

1800sf, 3 Bdrm, master, ensuite w/double jetted tub, , walk-in closet, back yard with huge deck & huge mature trees, $2900/mth. Refs req’d. 406 E. 4th St. By Appt only. 778-995-0192. Pics avail


Furnished Accommodation

A SHORT STAY North Shore 1 & 2 bdrm + penthouse long or short. Renos, families, pets ok, Execs. 604-987-2691

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit LOVELY, FULLY Furn. self contained 1 BR ste, N Van, own wd, alarm, n/s, n/p, wkly maid, suits 1, $975, avail Now, 604-990-4835

1BDRM / 1BATH FULLY Furnished Patio Suite in Beautiful Pemberton Heights. This comfortable, lovely, bright garden suite is perfect for a single or couple. Close to trails and transit. Your own patio with access to the garden. Insuite laundry, newly renovated, full kitchen and electricity/heat included. Non-smoking only. Attached to a very nice home in a beautiful neighbourhood. Pets OK $1,100/Mo. email:


Furnished Accommodation

Avail Now -short term/furn, 1 BR ste $1550-$1650 ns/no pets 604-988-6082 QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites


Houses - Rent



MAY 1, furn updated room upstairs, with full updated bathroom, suits 1 student, nr all amens, sh’d kitchen/wd with mom & daughter, $650/mo, if you are non smoker please text 778-848-0993 when you want to view the room.


Shared Accommodation


North Vancouver

1 BR House, Central Lons, newer paint/carp, 2 appls, carport, lrg yd, ns, np, $1245/mo, 778-865-7455

1 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495 incl, furn or unfurn 604-329-7449

1 OR 2 BDRM cozy Horseshoe Bay cabin, wooded privacy, 4 appls, Now, negot. 604-281-2002

SHARE 3 BR furnished house, near bus stop, shops, professional or student, internet, avail Now, $500/m, 604-929-9667

5 BDRM Exec home, Upper Lons, nice view, quiet st, all appl, NS, NP, July 1, $3750 604-317-1727

BRITISH PROPERTIES, 1496 Bramwell Rd. Lux. 7 bdrm/7bth, 8,300 sqft, nanny accomm, theater rm. Avail. Jun 8, unfurn, Min. 12 month lease. Ref. and credit check is req. $7,000/ month. Call Ali at (604) 782-5185 ★ EXECUTIVE HOME ★ Edgemont Village North Van NS, $4500 + utils, 604-512-8830


West Vancouver

1 BDRM, bath, in nice quiet, Horseshoe Bay home, avail now. $600/m inclusive. 604-281-2002

Need a Landscaper?

WEST VAN, Dundarave, 4 bdrm, walk to shops/seawall, $3600/m, no pets, Details @ 604-319-7674


Office/Retail Rent

150sf - 600sf Prime Office Space Avail for Lease. Excellent Rates! Call Jeff or Ross 604-980-3003

Find one in the Home Services section

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Suites/Partial Houses


Collectibles & Classics



1 BR + den heritage home, ctrl Lons, deck, view, f/p, 4 appls, ns, no dogs, Jun 1, $1200, 929-5729 2&3BR, $950 $1350, Lonsdale Duplex, quiet area, garden, f/p, w/d, n/s, n/p, now/June, 913-0133 2 BDRM high bsmnt, harbour view, 1100sf, cent NV, fp, w/d, recent reno, bright, quiet, great yard, $1200 inc util 604-986-1044 2 BDRM Lynn Valley, 6 appl, n/s, n/p, lower flr ste, avail May 1st, $1,400 incl utils, 604-929-6032

1968 JAGUAR MK II Daimler, right steering, a/Care, exc mech., few rust, red lthr front seats need attn serious inq, $9500. 778 239 7416

2 BR bsmt ste, Upper Lonsdale, $995 incls gas & hydro, w/d, 1 yr lease, np, June 1. 604-985-4835

1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 126,000 kms. Must be seen $7,000 Paul (604) 803-5674 2 BR lower suite on West 15th St, North Van, fireplace, w/d, covered carport, sep entry, close to bus & shopping, np ns, $1040. June 1st. $1040. 604-925-2107

2BDRM/1BTH LARGE Suite near KM Rec Centre $1,200 monthly, available immed. utilities, fridge,stove, washer and dryer included. No pets. No smoking. Call 778-882-2156 to view

GIVE YOUR FAMILY THE BEST! 3 BR large & bright suite in Upper Lynn Valley sought after cul-desac. Recenty reno, insuite laundry, own entry. Huge backyard close to school, bus, library & world renowned trails within 4 mins. $1750 utils incl. Avail now. Call 778-996-2917 or exclusivepropertyrentals Sechelt Sunshine Coast, 2 BR bsmt, 4 appls, avail Now, $750 incls cbl/net, 604-218-9166


Townhouses Rent


Luxury Cars

2001 JAGUAR XJR, Just Serviced, new brakes/tires, exc. Cond. $12,500 firm, consider trade. 604-644-4440

1990 JAGUAR XJ6, auto, 40AJ6 eng, 6 cyl, good cond. well main, 4 new winter & 4new summer tires $5,000 obo. 604-987-9068

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2007 Toyota Rav 4 Limited AWD, 4cyl, auto, glass roof, a/c, alloys, only 105,000 original kms, dealer serviced, immaculate. $16,850 1994 Mercedes Benz SL 500, 67,300 original kms, full options, very well serviced, desimo graphite metallic with sand leather, immaculate. $14,850

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2004 Jeep Liberty Ltd, 60,000 original kms, 6 cyl, glass roof, leather, alloys, auto, a/c, pwr seats, pwr windows, immaculate. $11,850

2009 VW Wagon TDI, highline, silver, auto, sunroof, leather, ext. warr, $19,800. Call 604-880-3556



2006 CHEVY Express cargo van, 5.3L, 140 K kms (hwy), good cond. $6900. 604-983-0920


Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720






STK 952160

WAS $25,900

STK 952230 WAS $48,900



NOW $28,900

Hardtop, 6spd.

4x4, Hemi, super clean.

STK 952250


05 DODGE DAKOTA SLT 4x4, V8, auto, loaded.

Diesel, leather, navigation.

NOW $12,495

NOW $34,900

STK 951751 WAS $14,900

Stk 951661 WAS $36,900



WAS $35,900

STK 951851 WAS $13,900



STK 951990 WAS $35,900

STK 952330 WAS $26,900

20” wheels, loaded, only 3,000kms. Stk 846081



4x4, auto, loaded.

4x4, loaded.

NOW $32,900

NOW $24,900



STK CD37111 WAS $19,900

STK CD93542 WAS $22,900

4x4, auto, loaded.

Auto, leather, only 16,000kms.

NOW $20,900

2007 Ford Escape XLT 4x4, V6, good history, leather


2008 Dodge Charger R/T

2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara



6spd manual, hard top, pwr options, only 26,000kms, Stk# P5810

2012 Dodge Challenger

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab



Black, only 42,500kms, leather, Bluetooth. Stk# 13208A

5spd, hatchback, only 24,000kms.

NOW $9,900

NOW $32,900



STK CD04791 WAS $64,900

STK 8G64501 WAS $9,990

4x4, every option, only 18,000kms.

Low kms, loaded, park assist. Stk# 13218A

1600 MARINE DR., N.V. 604.980.8501

Rare cargo van, mint.

NOW $7,900



STK CD13732 WAS $14,900

STK 952310 WAS $26,900

Leather, 5spd, sunroof.

NOW $12,900

From the City to the Valley

NOW $13,900

NOW $23,900

2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport

Auto, a/c, 4x4, only 47,000kms, silver. Stk#P5795A



STK 951851 WAS $16,900

WAS $25,900

NOW $61,900

Black on black, leather, sunroof, Hemi. Stk# P5817

Leather, navigation.

NOW $45,900

NOW $22,900

NOW $16,900


1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087


NOW $7,998

AWD, loaded only 49,000kms.


843 West 1st St. N.Van

2007 Dodge Caliber SXT

09 AUDI A4 QUATTRO STK 952260 WAS $30,900

Leather, loaded.

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890

4x4, diesel, ale, pwr group, only 55,700kms. Stk# P5726

2005 Hyundai Accent GSI Manual 178,000 kms Very clean and well maintained. Great on gas. $3,000 email:

2005 Mercedes Benz Smart Diesel, 67,000 original kms, passion model, pwr windows, a/c, glass roof, immaculate. $7,850

Red, local, only 65,000kms, alloys. Stk# P5797


STK 951171 WAS $10,900

Convertible, leather, 5spd.

2004 Toyota Camry, 69,000 original kms, V6, LE, auto, glass roof, alloys, immaculate. $10,850

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Sports & Imports


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Wanted To Rent

Looking for a beautiful, peaceful, well maintained home, town home or spacious condominium, (minimum 1500sq. ft) in West or North Vancouver to care take and/or rent beginning June 1 or July (unfurnished or furnished). I am a former elementary school teacher, female in mid 50’s, who has been care taking a large West Vancouver family estate after the passing of my beloved mother. I am extremely responsible and conscientious, a non-smoker, without pets and enjoy keeping a quiet, immaculate, clean home. I am looking for a special residence to lovingly care for, as if it were my own, and begin a new life. Excellent credit history. Willing to pay up to $4000 a month for the right residence. Please call 604 922-7880.

Central Auto



1 BR $985 +Util. Avail June 1, 1 pet ok. Seymour Area. Email or call 604.317.4114


2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: (604) 794-3428.

Sports & Imports

For more information on these cars & others call Ted 1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

3 BR grnd flr ste, recently renovated, 1500 sf, Grand Blvd area, d/w, f/p, 2 car parking, $1650 + 1/2 utils, ns np 604-626-1626

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



AWD, low kms, one owner.

NOW $24,900

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Appliance Repairs




SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925


Chimney Services

ALL TYPES stone and brickwork Fully cert. mason. 778-378-3548



With everything life throws at you, who has time to clean?

Call Merry Maids.

It’s one less thing to worry about.


$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 EUROPEAN CLEANING Service. 15 yrs experience, excellent refs. Call Ivana 604-987-9290 TOP NOTCH HOUSECLEANING Since 1972. Our customers & staff stay with us for years. For a free, inhome consultation call 604-329-5562




CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270


20% discount new customers Hourly rate $65 Fast service Free estimates Satisfaction Guaranteed


ALL CEMENT WORK rock walls patios, sidewalks, drainage, repairs, 30+yrs exp. Exc Ref’s 604-992-7994

EXP’D CEMENT Finisher. I can form, place & finish any concrete job. Peter 604-988-8856 anytime

# 1167 LIC. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter. 604-617-1774

#18405 Electrician Best Rates,

Local, Reliable, 24-7, All jobs 100% satisfaction. 604-765-8439 Adam

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

DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899


By hand, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs Call 341-4446 or 254-6865




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


• Repairs • Renovations • New construction • Textured ceilings Prompt service. Free estimates.

HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured



604-876-4604 TROY TEATHER GUTTERS 15% OFF - 604-925-8711 NORTH SHORE GUTTER DIVISION Call 604-987-7663




Maintenance & Repairs. ★ Fast Reliable Service ★ Reasonable Rates ★ Experienced

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



Labour / Odd jobs Home & Garden Indoor / Outdoor Clean up, removal, etc. North Shore Odd Job Services Michael 778-868-5079

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





Actual Plumbing & Heating, Boilers, Furnaces, Tankless, Hotwater tanks, 24/7, Seniors Disc, Lic., BBB, 604-874-4808



BATHROOMS & much more. 30 yrs on the North Shore. Working within your budget. 778-387-3626


CARPENTRY- STRUCTURAL work, beams, framing, mouldings. Professional, precise & licensed. Call 778-233-0559 HANDYMAN - Multi Services. North Shore Co. Services avail eves & weekends 778-231-0970


Lawn & Garden

A.A.BEST PRO GARDEN SERVICES LTD. Lawn Maintenance, Power Raking, Moss Control, Aerating, Trim, Top, Prune, etc. Call Sukh

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

• • • •

Spring Clean-ups Turf Fertility Programs Hedging and Pruning Ongoing Maintenance Programs: Residential, Strata & Commercial • All Landscape Installation and Design • All Yard Renovations • Rubbish Removal

Call Mark at:



CHULA VISTA LANDSCAPING General carpentry, reno’s. Garden design, concrete & stone work. Power washing. Retaining walls, decks, fences. Small Tree Removal, Francisco 604-710-9837

Certified Horticulturists Design • Planting • Maintenance Spring Clean-ups. Call Scott.


COASTAL GROUNDS MAINTENANCE LTD. Mark 604-813-7018 NEW LEAF IRRIGATION Prompt service, activations, additions. 20 yr exp 604-719-1819 STEMS & SEEDS Complete lawn & garden services. Res/comm. Lic., Insured, WCB 604-925-0464


Lawn & Garden

Seymour Lawn Maintenance

(Aeration, Lime, Fertilizer, Moss Control)

Aeration Lawn Cutting

$45.00* $23.00*

* Prices Based on 2000sq.ft. + HST

Spring Clean-up, Pruning and Hedges, New Lawns, Manicuring, Landscaping and More! References available in EVERY neighbourhood on the North Shore!



Garden Services

• Annuals & Vegetables • Pruning, weeding etc. • Design & advice • Professional & experienced • References Available

604-984-4433 Contact Cari

GREEN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Hedge trimming, tree pruning, yard maintenance, removal, Mike 983-3586 JAMES DOYLE (Landscaping & Gardening) 35 years on the North Shore. Call James 604-983-0470

Al Isaac & son Colin

BOOK YOUR LAWN CUTTING NOW! 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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2013 Special Aeration, moss control $95. Lawn maintenance 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526

Cert. horticulturists 604-518-5661 Scott H. Design & Maintenance

GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220

A Master Painter Clean, Quality Work Free Estimates

604-349-3252 David James & Associates Inc

JB GARDEN'S Hedges, trimming & cleanups, pruning, weeding. Call Terry 604-354-6649


LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. Your Maintenance & Landscape Specialist 604-788-9687 TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667



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JB’s PAINTING • Interior/Exterior • Professional • Reliable • North Shore company since 2001

North Shore’s Trusted Mason



A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $137. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700

MASTER STONEMASON, Local, Experienced, fireplaces, facing, walls, stairs. Ivan 604-649-2271 NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp. No job to small.. Please Call Will 604-805-1582 T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117


Home Services

ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 Labourer Available rain or shine North Shore Odd Job Services Michael 778-868-5079 THUNDERBIRD GLASS Glass canopies, ext/int glass rails, frameless glass shower enclosures. Rick/Wayne 604-980-7511


CANADIAN PRO PAINTERS Exterior Specialists Free est. More info 778-991-4666 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205

SADAKA PAINTING Int/Ext, power washing. Call Zoran (604) 723-0502 ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-809-3842 THOMAS Painting. Int & ext, new construction. Good prices, 18+ yrs exp. Thomas 604-724-8648


Patios/Decks/ Railings

THUNDERBIRD GLASS · Quality Custom Glass Canopies · Interior/Exterior Glass Rails · Frameless Showers & Skylights

1 to 3 Men


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Painting/ Wallpaper

Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

LARTER PLUMBING.COM H/W Tanks, $725, 50 Electric, 40 Gas $850 Rich 604-984-7814 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 PLUMBING BY BILL Installation, repairs Honest & reliable 604-980-0993 SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. Insured, BBB member Call 604-987-7473 Samy

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604-723-2526 A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE • 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

CERTIFIED Pressure washer Got no time for grime? Decks, Driveways, etc. 604-764-0515 PS POWERWASHING All types of powerwashing. Reas rates. Summer Disc. Peter, 778-858-5793



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