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The City is hosting an Open House to address the growing demand for dog amenities in City parks, while considering the interests of all park users. Topics include identifying potential areas for two additional off-leash parks, a designated “No Dogs” trail and ways to minimize environmental impacts. Comments received will assist the City to develop conceptual design ideas that will be presented for discussion at a second Open House in late February. Learn more at www.cnv.org/DogsInCityParks.

The City of North Vancouver, in partnership with Washington Marine Group, is developing a plan for the Foot of Lonsdale to incorporate public open space, potential commercial / retail opportunities, on-water uses and civic amenities. Please join City staff and consultants for an Open House to view and provide feedback on three preliminary land use options. Your comments are important and we look forward to hearing your feedback. More information at www.cnv.org.

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in two ways: minimize your exposure, when possible, to harmful chemicals and improve your body’s ability to battle such toxins. To reduce our exposure, Morello recommends using biodegradable cleaning agents and shampoos free of fragrances or colouring agents. “Biodegradable or greener products are available because of the prevalence of chemicals in products,” he says. “Purchasing these types of products are little things, but in the longer term can promote significant change.” To help the body fight its war on chemicals, Morello says the high fiber Whole Body cleanse or the Nature’s Way detox are both effective. Morello, however, warns against a lot of the cleanses on the market as many only result in weight loss. A proper diet, he says, of fish-based proteins, fruits and vegetables and a carefully selected detox program will work. Without that proper diet, Morello adds, the body will simply carry toxins out of the liver into the intestinal tract and reabsorb the unwanted chemicals. And once someone establishes a healthy eating and exercise routine, Morello says detoxes and cleanses are unnecessary. Such programs, he says, should only be used as starting points to a healthier lifestyle. “These are only the bridges to get you over to the other side. The right lifestyle is the ultimate answer,” he says. “Weight loss is not necessarily a cleanse.” *Next week, The Outlook takes a look at another detox method. skolenko@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/seankolenko

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s the sun pokes through the clouds on a Friday afternoon, Ralph Johnstone stands next to a playground in the quiet neighbourhood of Tempe Heights, gesturing toward a row of nearby houses. “That’s where they want to put it,” he says of the 40-metre cellphone tower proposed by Rogers Communications. “Over there, next to the highway, more than 30 feet taller than the tallest tree.” Johnstone, who has lived in the North Vancouver neighbourhood for more than 25 years, says residents are up in arms over the proposal, which they first learned about last month. The tower, says Johnstone, will be an eyesore that could drive down property values. But even more troublesome, he says, are the health risks associated with radiation from the tower. In the summertime, the playground is packed with children, who he worries are more susceptible to radiation. “We don’t want it here, and we’re going to fight it until the end,” Johnstone says. “Just because it meets industry standards [for radiation levels] doesn’t mean it’s safe. In the past they said that about asbestos and X-rays too. We don’t want to find out 30 years down the road that this was the wrong thing to do.” Neighbour Shaun Hodson agrees. “The North Shore is pristine. People live here because of the creeks, the trails, the wilderness. They don’t want to see cellphone towers,” says Hodson, whose backyard directly faces the proposed site. “I don’t want it here, and I don’t think it’s right how Rogers is trying to railroad this thing in.” Both Hodson and Johnstone say they think Rogers did the bare minimum to inform residents. Legally the com-

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But once people knew of the tower, they were adamantly against it, Johnstone says. To date, more than 70 people have signed a petition against the tower. Sara Holland, communications manager for Rogers Communications, says the company is responding to the concerns of residents. Not only has Rogers followed process in terms of community consultation, but they are also extending the consultation deadline for another 30 days. “We want to hear from them,” says Holland. “We’re here to work with communities.” Holland says “a lot of research went into choosing this site,” including factors such as terrain, elevation, and a willing landlord. In this case the strip of land, located next to the Trans Canada Highway, is owned by the Ministry of Transportation. Once all the Tempe Heights resident Ralph Johnstone says he and other feedback has been received they will make residents are strongly opposed to a proposal by Rogers the final decision about whether the tower Communications to place a 40-metre cellphone tower near their goes ahead, Holland adds. neighbourhood. The proposed tower would extend roughly 30 feet In the meantime, Tempe Heights residents above the tallest tree pictured behind Johnstone (above). are welcome to submit their comments or Greg Hoekstra photo concerns in writing before Feb. 11. Submissions should be sent to Kiersten Enemark c/o Standard Land Company Inc., pany is required to notify residents within a radius three Agents for Rogers Communications, at 610-688 West times the tower’s height, but Johnstone says when he went Hastings St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 1P1. door-to-door talking to residents only a half-dozen had Comments can also be submitted by email to comreceived and read the letter. mentsBC@standardland.com. Most people had no knowledge of the proposal, says Johnstone. Because of the timing, he suspects many peoghoekstra@northshoreoutlook.com ple were either too busy with the holidays or not in town. twitter.com/greghoekstra

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n an interview with The Outlook before Christmas, Coun. Craig Keating questioned why the City of North Vancouver needed a shiny, new Harry Jerome recreation facility. Renovating the aging structure, he felt, would save the city money and allow potentially affected user groups to stay put. And after Monday night’s council meeting, it looks like that’s exactly what’s going to happen as council voted 4-3 in favour of preserving both Norseman and McDougall fields, all but eliminating any opportunity to redevelop the Harry Jerome centre north of 23rd Street. Prior to the Christmas break, councillors voted 6-1 in favour of keeping the North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club in its current plot, just south of 23rd Street. That decision eliminated the opportunity

of a new rec centre in that space, which was one of three redevelopment options discussed in the fall. In an interview Tuesday, Keating said the city’s next steps are to decide what work is necessary for the current centre, a feasible time frame in which to complete any work and how it will be paid for. Keating said the city has about $8 million dollars in reserve funds set aside for the project. According to a CDI Architects report from early last year, a seismic upgrade of the buildings would cost nearly $5 million. He said he envisioned further redevelopment in the area that could recoup some of the costs, while Mayor Darrell Mussatto discussed a three per cent tax hike as a potential revenue stream. Council’s decision was, in part, spurred by a presentation from the Courthouse Area Residents Association — concerned residents from the surrounding area — about their desire to

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preserve the two fields. Rosemary Eng, the resident who spoke on behalf of the group, said the city is in a park deficit and with a growing population, the greenspace will prove vital in the future. Coun. Guy Heywood strongly opposed the decision, saying any choices should not be made until all information is considered. Heywood was outspoken about council’s decision to allow the lawn bowling club to remain in its home as well, as each such decision limits what the city is able to do in regards to the community complex. He also questioned whether council’s decision was valid, as he believed councillors had already committed to a new building. Mussatto asked staff to report back to council to ensure that was not the case, as such a decision would be in conflict with Monday night’s discussions. skolenko@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/seankolenko

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t 28, Sean Aiken has already burned through 52 jobs: tattoo artist, dairy farmer, mayor of Port Moody, Hollywood producer, air force pilot and astronomer – to name just a few. Whenever he was asked, the Capilano University business graduate could never confidently say what he wanted to do when he grew up, so he tried his hand at every possible profession. COFFEE “I started looking WITH through the classifieds to try and figure out Maria Spitale what I wanted to do newsroom@northshore and I realized that I outlook.com had no clue what any of these job titles would be like,” explains Aiken, who is settled in at one of his favourite Kitsilano coffee shops. Between February 2007 and March 2008, Aiken completed an epic journey around North America, which he called the One-Week Job Project: 52 jobs in 52 weeks. The project began with Aiken approaching companies, then as word spread online, the job offers wouldn’t let up; they came in from all over North America as well as other continents. A new and exciting-sounding job presented itself each week. Could you imagine waking up on Monday morning knowing that for the next five days you are the top boss of your home town? One of his first jobs saw him trekking through the serene snowshoe trails on Mount Seymour. Aiken tucked his trademark dreadlocks under a toque and led groups of high school students around the mountain, crunching through the snow. “It was really good workout,” says Aiken of what he learned from that experience. “It was great being outdoors in a beautiful environment, with a beautiful view of the city.” Naturally, I ask him about his newspaper reporter gig. Aiken smiles and reveals that

he found wielding the press pass for a week “interesting.” He was tossed a softball assignment on his first day at a daily newspaper: head to postsecondary campuses and interview students about their take on “Generation Y”; day two: head to high school campus in Squamish and ask students to share their feelings about their murdered classmate. “It was way too much for me being there with all those media outlets asking ‘what did you see when you saw this’ and ‘oh can you describe it in detail’ ... the person is traumatized and you’re thinking ‘Are you kidding?’” Aiken says. He then mentions how he enjoyed the wine tasting assignment on day three, which more than likely made him forget about the previous day’s traumatic story. As the jobs came and went, skills were gained, appearances on CNN and Good Morning America were made, and a lot of going-away parties were had; however, in the end it was all about self-exploration for Aiken. “You need to find something meaningful that actually matches your personality,” advises Aiken. “It’s not just about a paycheque.” The approximately $20,000 that he earned from all of his one-week jobs was donated to the Make Poverty History campaign. In the end, Aiken actually ended up putting his business degree to good use: he has built up a One-Week Job enterprise which includes speaking engagements, a book deal and a CBC documentary which premieres on Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. at Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver. For more information on the One-Week Job Project, visit oneweekjob.com.

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Little merit in MLA Falcon’s pay ploy MLA Kevin Falcon is quick to dismiss critics of his teachers’ merit-pay proposal – to be enacted should the BC Liberals appoint him premier next month – as unclear on his concept. Most distinctly, he suggests, his plan is not true “merit pay,” basing an individual’s salary on performance. Rather, it would provide cash bonuses to teachers deemed exceptional. Potato, potahto. While this distinction seems a tenuous sticking point, Falcon is learned enough to realize the onus is on him to explain how his suggestion – which he says is borrowed from Australia’s left-leaning government, though it coincides with debates among the U.S.’s right-and-righter parties – would work in practice. The question is clear. How does one determine which teachers are more deserving of our tax dollars? One common answer is measuring students’ academic improvement. But while rising grade-point averages in one term would suggest greater learning, what about subsequent terms – after the cream has already risen? Pity the pocketbook of the teacher who starts the year off with a bunch of Grade A all-stars, with nowhere to go but stay the course or (gulp) drop. How about student and parent feedback? Sure we’d see a lot of kowtowing by some. But would this really result in better classrooms? Clocking teachers’ extracurricular hours? Not necessarily an accurate measurement of quality teaching, and could be akin to measuring fine dining by the pound. In defending his plan, Falcon talks about his experiences as a student, and being encouraged by a teacher who got him into history and, subsequently, politics. How would this have been measurable, had there been a like-minded premier in Falcon’s day? Is such excellence even quantifiable on paper? Perhaps others have fond memories of teachers who made such a difference – the educator who instilled an appreciation of the arts, the counsellor who nurtured athletic prowess, the principal who saw through a teenager’s bravado and averted a life in crime or a suicide attempt. Until a well-thought-out argument is put forth, teachers’ remuneration should continue to be negotiated in more traditional ways, with exceptional teachers compensated through the knowledge of a job well done and the occasional pat on the back. And if Falcon has indeed uncovered a way to measure merit that benefits B.C.’s students, please encourage him to say how. Otherwise, it reads merely like a ploy to please his most loyal supporters — the party’s conservative hardliners. –Black Press

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— LET TERS TO THE EDITOR — pay for improvements. The barrage of phone calls began and council backed down and repealed the increase. They don’t mind getting the benefits but don’t want to pay the piper. A little hypocritical don’t you think? Jim Wheeler, West Vancouver

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Homeowners need to pay the piper Editor, Well, well, well. House values go up $100,000-plus overnight in West Vancouver with the latest new property assessments. In most cases the owners did nothing to receive the higher value for the homes and increased equity. I don’t hear any complaints to city hall – no phone calls, no public protests and town hall meetings – the way we saw things unfold when a tax increase was announced to pay for much-needed services and infrastructure upgrades. No way we are coughing up another $600 or $700 a year to

Editor, By promising to push for a merit-pay system for teachers, Kevin Falcon demonstrated that he believes in self-promotion, union-baiting and political polarization. When the Liberal party members vote for their new leader, I hope they will reject him for his divisive and confrontational politics. If Falcon was sincerely interested in improving education, he would not antagonize educators but involve them in a non-politicized process to find new ways to improve our schools. A union’s first responsibility is to its membership; however, the B.C. Teachers

Federation (BCTF) claims they put children’s interests first. If this is true, then the BCTF should be given the opportunity to develop pragmatic proposals within a realistic fiscal framework. If they are incapable of innovation, imagination and compromise, then the process could proceed without them. What will Falcon announce next to get his name in the news … a merit-pay system for politicians? Lloyd Atkins, Vernon

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t was a spectacular start to the new year at the River Rock Casino show theatre as retro rockers Foreigner took to the stage with a group of very talented West Vancouver kids. Collingwood School music students were granted a special audience with the “Hot Blooded” chart toppers who, judging from the crowd, are still capable of raising the roof with old and new songs from their new CD release. Helping to raise money for East Vancouver school music programs, the Collingwood kids helped sell the CDs, and then, joined Foreigner live on stage to provide the famous choral background to their famous “I Wanna Know What Love Is” top-ten hit. It was a standing ovation for all involved. Also, last week, it was time to toast CAT’S the start of a new EYE radio season with Cat Barr the AM650 / Virgin cbarr@westvancouver.com Radio gang. Every Tuesday morning at 8:50 a.m. I get to spend some time with these great people chatting live on the air about North Shore events, so here’s a little cheers to you and all you do. B AM650 morning show man and radio veteran Gerry O’Day, left, cuddles up to personality Casey White and producer Art Factora at the station’s holiday party. C Seen here with guest Georgia Nick, producer Paul Sereda is in charge of making us all “sound” good behind the scenes at AM650. Thanks Paul.D These girls always just wanna have fun. Keeping it real, live on the air every day are North Van’s Taylor Jukes, left, newsgirl Erin Davis and Simone Grewal.E Radio exec Stu Ferguson, left, greets Astral Media VP/GM Brad Phillips and wife Charlotte to the holiday party. FVirgin Radio’s morning gal Nat Hunter takes some time to enjoy dinner with hubby Brett Simms at the holiday party. G West Vancouver’s Collingwood school students get a standing ovations from the crowd for their fabulous on stage performance of “I Wanna Know What Love Is” with international rock stars Foreigner.

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Comeback Kid North Vancouver-born MC Madchild sits down with The Outlook to talk comebacks, clarity and the Swollen Members’ new record, ‘Dagger Mouth.’

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hane Bunting, better known as MC Madchild of the hip-hop group Swollen Members, still remembers the first verse he ever wrote. He won’t share it, but he cracks a smile when he thinks about it. It’s the smile of someone who made his dream a reality. The smile of someone that turned his scribbled lyrics into a paying gig. And, most importantly, it’s the smile of someone who’s clawed his way back when many had left him for dead.

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Back to the Future Years ago — a lifetime it seems now — Bunting was just a kid with a plan. In between dressing cold cut trios at the Subway on Marine Drive, Bunting dreamt of a life in hip hop. Collaborating with those whose music filled his headphones, rhyming, touring, fame, you name it — that’s how it was going to go. And, that’s how it went. Bunting became a member of the legendary Rock Steady Crew and met heroes Del the Funky Homosapien and DJ Q-Bert. Mix Master Mike, of Beasties Boys fame, stayed in Bunting’s grandma’s North Van home when they worked together. It was the real deal and Bunting knows it. “There were goals in those early days, sure,” he says, pointing toward a ledge in his East Vancouver home filled with MuchMusic and Juno awards. “But did I ever think I’d achieve all that? No, I didn’t. But, I guess I surpassed it.” Learning the hard way These days, Bunting’s in a bit of a reflective place. When Swollen Members first rose to popularity in the early part of the last decade, there just wasn’t any time to relax. The demands of a life in music, the touring, recording and seemingly endless stream of interviews has a way filling up the day. And with fame, comes added temptation. Bunting admits he was always a bit of a troublemaker — one does not get the moniker Madchild for nothing — but what awaited him after the group’s success hit, few could prepare for. Some time in 2006, Bunting fell in love with painkillers. At its peak, he says he was doing the equivalent of 360 Percocets a day. He figures he spent $500,000 on pills over the course of a four-and-a-half year addiction, tearing down, he says, the small empire he had built for himself. The properties, the cars and the creativity were all gone. He disappeared to Kelowna, he says, to submerge himself further in his drug addiction. The further he was from home, he figured, the easier it would be to get lost. No one around to bother him, no one to ask any questions. He could be alone and do what he wanted to do, get high. “It was as bad as it can get without dying. I just wanted to be away, be forgotten about,” he says. “And now, coming out of a drug addiction, you realize you have this thing, this self destructive, angry thing in you. You owe money, your career is at a low point and you don’t know who you are anymore. You need reconstructive surgery on your teeth, and you think, ‘If that’s happened to my body, then what’s happened to my spirit?’”

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Setting his sights... again But don’t confuse Bunting’s openness with a cry for attention. It’s far from that, he says. He’s talked about his demons since he kicked them — this past New Year’s Eve was the first in seven years he’s celebrated without drugs — because he wants to help. He’s spoken on the perils of drug addiction at Vancouver’s St. George’s School, and he hopes to do more in the future. He says he remembers driving through the Downtown Eastside years ago, thinking to himself the horrors of the troubled neighbourhood could never happen to him. Years later, he realizes it did, and it happened in what felt like the blink of an eye. There are so few happy endings to those stories, he warns, and it’s just not worth learning that lesson the hard way. Bunting’s primary focus these days, however, remains music. Last week he suffered a minor setback when customs officials denied him entry to the United States for a past affiliation with the Hells Angels, just before the Swollen Members were scheduled to kick off a tour in support of their soon-to-be-released album, “Dagger Mouth.” But, he’s not letting this surprise hurdle get him down. “Music feels incredible and my relationships are in a better place. I couldn’t even get upset, I’m just glad I’m breathing,” he says, with a smile. “Canada and America have always been our stomping grounds. Fans have been loyal to us and we’ve been loyal to them. So, it is a wrench in the spokes, but I think touring Europe, Australia and Japan will be fine.”

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sports hotticket Bantam b-ball Monday Jan. 17 will be busy day for North Shore bantam boys basketball with six games on the schedule. Home team Windsor secondary takes on Sutherland, Collingwood faces St. Thomas Aquinas, Argyle meets Carson Graham and Seycove squares off against the Elphinstone gold squad. All games start at 4 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., Handsworth gold takes on Sentinel white at Handsworth, while Mulgrave challenges the visitors from Don Ross. For more North Shore athletics schedules, visit www.esportsdesk.com.

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o this day, Shannon McCartney still can’t talk about it without wanting to cry. Brain surgery may have stopped her seizures, but it’s also meant she’s had to give up two of the things she loves the most — hockey and snowboarding. “That was really hard,” says the Sutherland secondary student, meekly. “I loved the cold, icy wind on the back of my neck.” It’s been nine months now since Shannon’s last seizure. Nine months since doctors cut open the 18-year-old’s head, placed a network of electrodes on her brain, and mapped the source of her seizures. Once they figured out what part of the brain was triggering her epilepsy, they cut out the offending tissue — about one-quarter of her brain’s left hemisphere. Sitting in the family’s living room, Shannon’s mom, Pat, holds up an MRI taken after the surgery and points to a large black spot where the tissue used to be. It’s shocking to look at, but, so far, the results seem promising. “With brain surgery it’s very hard to tell,” explains Pat. “Nine months is still very early. It will be at least two years [without a seizure] before the doctors will even consider taking her off medication. But it’s a great start.” Shannon was only 13 months old when she had her first seizure. It was a Saturday morning when Pat found the small child convulsing in her crib. No one knows how long she had been seizing, but the incident continued for at least an hour before doctors at Lions Gate Hospital were able to stop it. For nearly 17 years, the seizures continued. Many were long and intense, others were mild and almost daydream-like. For most of Shannon’s childhood, epilepsy has presented hurdles and made the teen’s love of sports an ongoing challenge. The athletic youth has had multiple seizures on-ice during hockey, as well as during a basketball game at Eastview elementary school. On the last day of Grade 7, Shannon had a seizure during a schoolyard game of “capture the flag.” She fell and hit her face on a tree stump. After that, she spent the rest of the summer with her jaw wired shut, eating only foods that could be pureed and sucked through a straw. Because of the wires she was unable to partake in her favourite summertime activity — swimming. But despite the challenges, Shannon has never given up. “She’s a very tough kid. She takes things in stride very well,” says her father, Dan. “We always try to accentuate the things she can do, not the things she can’t.” So, when doctors told Shannon she could no longer play ice hockey due to an increased risk of concussions, the family didn’t dwell on it. Instead, they found a new activity in an unlikely place — the martial arts dojo. Last week, Shannon took her first karate class Your Counter Top with North Vancouver’s Kikai Adaptive Martial Connection Arts — a non-contact • Manufacturing & Installation • Dependable Service program specifically • Free In-Home, designed for students No-Obligation Estimates with disabilities or other • Cove-Top Specialists challenges. • Custom Kitchen & “It’s a lot of fun,” she Bathroom Renovations says with a big smile. Call us today! “[The instructor] even COUNTER TOPS told me I’m a natural.”

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1950s to the ’70s. Fifteen of Thomas’s pieces, created between 1985 to 1987, will be displayed, along with 14 vintage photographs by Vanderpant. “In the final stages of their mature careers, both artists articulated open, unconventional points of view, sustaining new (modernist) potentialities of form and function from their respective media,” the exhibition’s guest curators — Fifteen Lionel Thomas paintings Collective for Advanced will be on display at the Time (TIme and Unified Studies in Again) exhibit at the West Vancouver the Visual Arts — said in Museum until Feb. 26. a press release. Submitted photo The gallery, located at 680 17th St., is open Vancouver’s industrial hubs at a Tuesdays to Saturdays time when there was a growing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For interest in modernist aesthetics. more information visit www. Through paint, Thomas westvancouvermuseum.ca or also explored architecture. He call 604-925-7295. exhibited extensively in Canada raldous@northshoreoutlook.com and internationally from the twitter.com/rebeccaaldous


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n the week since B.C. Liberal leadership candidate Kevin Falcon proposed an idea to financially reward outstanding teachers, his comments have raised the backs of teachers, trustees and union representatives across the province. Those in the potentially affected camps have cried foul since Falcon’s announcement, citing the impossibility of such a plan because more than test scores determine a teacher’s value. Others have said the idea could pit teachers against one another in a race for available bonuses. But, as Kevin Falcon told The Outlook in a recent interview, his proposal isn’t designed to simply award teachers with a few extra dollars. What he wants to do is “lift up and reward educators� for their outstanding, often overlooked efforts. “This is about establishing a culture of excellence in our school. We ought to reward our teachers. I believe in this and make no apologies for my stance,� said Falcon. “Teachers have very little financial advancement outside of their collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Administration is one potential avenue. But, we should be looking at them for what they do best, teach.� Falcon said his merit pay system, officially titled the Master Teacher Incentive Program, has its roots in a similar program implemented by Australia’s reigning Labor Party. Various teachers would be selected from a yet undetermined set of criteria, awarded a bonus — the maximum additional benefit in Australia is $8,000 — and the title of master teacher. Such a title, added Falcon, would carry with it the responsibility of mentoring other instructors, a benefit he feels would be a great assistance to younger teachers. Any financial windfalls would be given outside the union’s CBA, which would still pay teachers based on their time served and educational back-

grounds. Falcon said he would work with teachers, parents, administrators, community leaders and anyone else who could provide input on what the selection criteria should be. Once established, the program would reward not only those classroom leaders who have spurred improved test results, but also those who have inspired students in dance, sports or drama, to name a few potential arenas. “Interests outside the classroom are of enormous well-being to kids, a really huge impact,� he said. “It keeps kids away from negative activities. But, no matter what angle we look at the education system from, the focal point remains the teacher and that’s what I want to highlight.� But while Falcon has been vocal about his interest to include many different camps in the establishment of the master teacher program, two North Vancouver school board trustees say they need more information before determining if it could be a good fit for School District 44. Trustee Barry Forward called Falcon’s plan an “interesting� concept, but said zeroing in on teachers is not the only way to improve a system of education. Forward was uncertain about the still-absent set of criteria by which successful teachers would be selected. As the district begins unrolling the 21st Century Learning model — a concept focused on establishing the classroom as a collaborative space interested in development, not achievement — Forward added that he was skeptical that a static plan would be able to move along with an evolving learning philosophy. Trustee Franci Stratton said, with or without 21st Century Learning, Flacon’s plan requires a lot more investigation and without any established rules, carries very little meaning. “At a cursory level, it sounds too simplistic,� she said. “How does one determine the criteria for an outstanding teacher? What does this all mean?� As a matter of policy, administrators in SD 44 do not comment on political campaign discussions.

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Rio Tinto Alcan is seeking a qualified professional to fill the role of Human Resource Advisor. To qualify for this position, the successful applicant must possess: • Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management, educational equivalent or an equivalent level of work experience • 3-5 years generalist experience preferred • Experience in a manufacturing environment would be an asset • Strong communication and interpersonal skills • Candidate will be one whose #1 priority is safety in the workplace. We offer an attractive remuneration package, a range of Rio Tinto benefits, as well as the sought after opportunity to develop and expand upon your knowledge and experience with a world leader in the industry. Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets. If either of these positions interest you and you have the experience and qualifications we are looking for, please submit an on-line application to www.riotinto.com/careers no later than Tuesday, 25th day of January 2011. Rio Tinto would like to thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted

www.riotinto.com/careers

HELP WANTED

MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Drs & Hospitals need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459 SERVICE EVALUATOR

Enjoy this unique and interesting position and the associated training. Are you responsible, motivated and computer literate? Are you interested in providing feedback to a Fortune 50 company specific to store conditions and service levels? Hourly rate for driving time, observation time, report bcclassified.com time applies. Mileage reimbursed based on distance associated with assignments. For additional information and to submit an on line application visit: https://qualityshopper.org No Associated Fees Star Fleet Trucking HIRING! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES needed with 3/4 Ton or 1-Ton pickup trucks to deliver new travel trailers & fifth wheels from US manufacturers to dealers throughout Canada. Free IRP plate for your truck and low insurance rates! Pref. commercial Lic. or 3 yrs towing exp. Top Pay! Call Craig 1-877-8904523 www.starfleettrucking.com STINGRAY TRANSPORT Ltd, is hiring qualified independent Class 1 Owner Operators to join our team. Long-haul routes, must be able to cross border, and have 2 years of highway driving experience. Please fax or email driver’s abstract and 10+ yrs of employment history. Fax 604-746-1617 or email hr@stingraytransport.com

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18

who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? Qualified applicants receive training, support and remuneration. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

ETHNIC COOKS needed. Must have min 3-5 yrs exp. in Auth. Mexican cuisine. Spanish an asset. FT $17/hr. Send res. with ref’s to 604696-9581 or 250-492-5617.

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HELP WANTED

ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL Trainees Needed! Large & Small Firms Seeking Certified A&P Staff Now. No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available. 1-888-424-9417 FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944

FULL-TIME CERTIFIED Heavy Duty Mechanic required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or email: employment@baileywesternstar.com

SOUNDS LIKE MUCH MORE THAN FAST FOOD TO US! We are looking for YOU energetic individuals with supervisory experience, a commitment to Customer Service and the ability to lead. Positions available in Lower Mainland.

Send your resume to: edwardso@dennys.ca or by fax to : 1-604-942-0568

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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MOVING & STORAGE

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ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience-604 506-7576

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca NEED A LOAN - BAD CREDIT? Has your credit prevented you from getting a loan? Buying a home or having your own business? We can help you get up to 1 million business or mortgage loan and up to 200K personal loan with interest rates starting at 2.9% APR. Bad credit ok. Apply now at: www.uncreditloans.com or call 1-866-269-6631

NEED CASH TODAY? ✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com

604-777-5046

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CONTRACTORS

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ELECTRICAL

MARINE MECHANIC Canfisco, a fully integrated sea food processing company is looking for a Marine Mechanic to join its fishing vessel maintenance department. The successful candidate will be familiar with fishing vessel operations and able to perform associated rigging duties such as: S splicing both rope & wire rope S climbing masts and rigging to inspect, repair & install rigging components S servicing & evaluating rigging & fishing blocks S repairing & general mainteance of fishing vessels S operating machinery on board & ashore including winches, power tools, forklifts, shop equipment Certificate of competency for operation of under 100 ton vessels is highly recommended. We provide on going training, career stability and a friendly working environment.

In the Lower Mainland

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

CARPENTER Weststar Restoration & Contracting Service Ltd. Carpenter Renovation (7271), P/F $25, 40 hr week, Med. Ben, ASAP, Sdary school or 3 to 4 yrs apprenticeship, program or over 4 yrs, exp in the trade, spk English. maintenance, repair, renovation,specific skills: measure, cut, shape, wood materials, etc. Apply by email: info_weststar@shaw.ca

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

SOMETIMES ALL YOU NEED IS A CHANGE OF SCENERY! Is casual dining or fast food leaving you less than challenged? At Denny’s, we offer you more than just greeting customers and waiting tables. As a Manager, we’ll give you the chance to share your expertise in a team focused, full service operation. In return for your efforts, we provide outstanding growth opportunity, competitive salaries, Performance-based bonus, advancement opportunities and an excellent benefit package.

SALES

ESTABLISHED AND Growing for Over 90 Years Combined Insurance is an international company established and growing since 1919. We are seeking results oriented management minded individuals to service a very well established block of existing accounts in the Disability and Life field. Duties include: service of existing accounts, set up new business accounts We offer: 3 weeks of hands-on training paid for by Combined Insurance, competitive compensation package, excellent benefits program, management training and development Qualifications: a successful past work history, valid drivers license, reliable automobile available for full time use, bondable, honest and ambitious, have a positive attitude If you are a motivated professional with strong goals, and a commitment to excellence, an opportunity with Combined might be for you! Send your resume to: karen.rokosz@ca.combined.com Website: www.combined.ca

NOW HIRING

KIT0000N

2st CENTURY FLEA MARKET 175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! Sunday, Jan 16, 10am-3pm Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commerical Dr, Vancouver Info: 604-980-3159. Admission $4.

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Managers/Supervisors

Human Resource Advisor The Human Resource Advisor will provide support in the areas of employee relations; talent management; workforce planning; labor relations; compensation planning; organizational development; performance appraisals, policy administration as well as leadership and direction in their area of responsibility.

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To apply: Fax 604-681-5916 or Email: hr-cfc@goldseal.ca

PERSONAL SERVICES

#1167 LIC’D, BONDED. BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774

283A 173E

HEALTH PRODUCTS

ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE Talking Meter and diabetic supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 888449-1321

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EDUCATION/TUTORING

AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member

MEDICAL/DENTAL

FULL AND PART Time Certified Dental assistants position in Abbotsford. No evenings some weekends. $20/Hour. 778-373-8441 email credentials: ims4d@yahoo.com

* 12% ROI – Paid Monthly •

Federally Regulated – Audited Annually RRSP, RIFF, RESP, LIRA, etc. Eligible • Backed by the hard asset of Real Estate To find out more contact: Jarome Lochkrin 778-388-9820 or email jarome@dominiongrand.com •

*Historical performance does not guarantee future returns.

GARDENING

WEED FREE MUSHROOM Manure 13 yds - $150 or Well Rotted 10 yds -$170 604-856-8877

HANDYPERSONS

DON’S HANDYMAN SERVICES $25 PER HR no job too small. small plumbing repairs leaves racked, drywall patched any household job (604 200 0932)

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

AAA HANDYMAN SERVICES Repair, Replace, Remodel. Room Additions. Kitchen, Bath Remodels. Drywall, Paint, Texture. Finishing, Floors & more. 30 yr. exp. Dan 778837-0771

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AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

From 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 Ton Trucks Insured ~ Licenced ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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ONLINE SERVICES

FUNDRAISING@KidzBiz.com Register your school or charity at www.kidzbiz.com for free and earn 25% on a variety of cool products and services

329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

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ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.


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PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

#1 IN RATES & SERVICE. Lic’d. LOCAL Plumber. Plugged drains, renos etc. Chad 1-877-861-2423

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

PETS 477

PETS

BEAUTIFUL ROTTWEILER PUPPIES, vet checked & ready to go. $800. 604-861-3745 BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked & ready for good homes.$850.Langley.778-241-5504 BERNESE Mountain Dog Pups. Incredible bloodlines. Show/pet. 99% house trained. Call 604-7400832 or 604-740-2986.

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#1 Roofing Company in BC

BERNESE MOUNTAIN dog X Border Collie pups, 2 fem., 1st shots & worming. $650. 604-857-5212 BLACK LAB PUPS, exc lines, vet chkd, 1st shots, dewormed, ready now, $500. (604)945-8999.

All types of Roofing

Boston Terrier pups, to good home, vet chkd, 2nd shots, great w/kids, health guar. $800 & up (604)845-4390

Over 35 Years in Business Call now & we pay 1/2 the HST

604-588-0833 SALES@PATTARGROUP.COM

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB Ins. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hr. emer. serv. 7dys/wk. 604-240-5362

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT! #1 EARTH FRIENDLY JUNK REMOVAL

604.587.5865

www.recycle-it-now.com CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service. All loads recycled. Minibins service avail. 604-922-5101

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SUNDECKS

CANE CORSO puppies, 12 weeks, shots, dewormed, vet ✔, ready to go. $1500. 604-825-5124 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866 CHIHUAHUAS 3rd generation Purebred, 1 long haired tiny male & 1 short hair female. Shots, ready to go, 8 wks/old, $650. 604-860-4499. CKC Reg. soft coated Wheaton terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1,000+. Call 604-533-8992 DOBERMAN PUPPIES 8 wks/old, 1st shots, CKC Registration. $850. 604-575-8291 or 604-996-7533. GERMAN SHEPHERD Reg’d pups, quality German & Czech bloodlines. Guaranteed. Call 604-856-8161. MALTESE PUPS: 3 M, 1 F. Incl 1st shots, vet chked, dewormed, dep will hold. $800. firm 604-464-5077. MINI SCHNAUZER pups, 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked vet ✓ $750/ea. Call 604-657-2915. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PUREBRED Doberman puppies, ready now. 4 girls, 1 boys $700 obo. 604-807-9095. Yellow Labs, p/b, 5 male, 3 female, $600 or $700 w/papers, dewormed, vet chkd. Chwk. (604)794-7633 (604)997-3040 No Sunday calls.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing, gates. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

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FUEL

BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

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MISC. FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE 630

TRANSPORTATION

LOTS

ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS FULL ACRES AND MORE! Guaranteed Owner Financing. No Credit check. $0 down - 0 interest. Starting @ just $99/mo. USD. Close to Tucson’s Intl. Airport. Hear free recording at 800-631-8164 Code 4001 or visit www.sunsiteslandrush.com.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2011 TOYOTA Camry LE, 7000 kms. auto, factory warranty. No accidents. $22,500. 778-708-4078

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VEHICLES WANTED

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

2011 CANADIAN Dream Home 3 bed/2 bath, 1512 sqft, CSA-Z240 $109,950 includes delivery and set up in lower BC, 877-976-3737, http://www.hbmodular.com/images/email.jpg

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MORTGAGES

BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renos, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates. Many alternative lending programs.Let Dave Fitzpatrick, your Mortgage Warrior, simplify the process!1-888-711-8818 dave@mountaincitymortgage.ca

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1989-28’ Okanagan 5th whl. Slps 6, Q. bdrm, good appls, needs some wrk, $3,500 obo. 604-589-7325

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

OPEN HOUSE

✶2 NEW HOMES✶ 7269 & 7273 192 A St., Surrey

SHOW HOME AVAILABLE $519.000 Jan. 15 & 16th - 1:00 to 3:30 Open to all Realtors Potential 2 bdrm bsmt suite, with laundry.

Call Mary 604-835-4345

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

RENTALS 736

HOMES FOR RENT

TWO MODERN Houses on Acreage 8,000 ft. h t t p : / / w w w . c o t a la.com/tours/?tourid=0894 $4900/mo. 604-771-1931

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AUTO FINANCING

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TRUCKS & VANS

2002 DODGE DAKOTA Quad cab with canopy, V6, 2WD, 156K, well maint. $9900. Call 604-464-5097. 2004 TUNDRA TRD acc cab, orig owner $16,800 c/w canopy/boxliner or $15,800 without. Financing oac. 604-793-8158 2006 CHEV Uplander, $14,000. 69,000K, serviced every 6 mo. by GMC. 604-557-1668 after 8pm

ACREAGE

LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICE

Own 20 Acres $129/mo. $13,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (safest city in America!) Low down, no credit checks, owner financing. Free Map/Pictures. 866-254-7755 www.sunsetranches.com.

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HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOUSES

Get your trees or tree removal done NOW while they’re dormant

✓ Tree & Stump Removal ✓ Certified Arborists ✓ 20 yrs exp. 60’ bucket truck ✓ Crown reduction ✓ Spiral pruning ✓ Fully insured. Best Rates

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca

10% OFF from now to Feb 1 with this AD

Older Home? Damaged Home? Need Repairs? Behind on Payments? Quick CASH! Call Us First! 604.626.9647

OKANAGAN

*SPECTACULAR* 4 bdrm South Facing Waterfront Vacation Home On Shuswap Lake! Lakeshore living At it’s Best! 101 ft frontage by 88 ft. Fabulous 180 - degree water view with tons of outdoor living space. VACATION HOME 1-1/2 Story - 1200 sq. ft. Upper level - 3 bdrms - sleeps 10 Main level - 1 bdrm - sleeps 2 Main bathrm, Open floor Plan - dining rm, kitchen and front room with dbl patio door access to Large deck - over 700 sq. ft.

BEACH: Large floating wharf - 512 sq. ft. 2 buoys, Firepit

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1995 BUICK LESABRE 1 owner, low km’s, loaded! Pristine cond! $3900. Private 604-593-5072. 2009 FORD FOCUS SES, silver, 39K. 2L auto, O/D. Loaded, leather. Mint. $11,800. 604-505-6260

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS BACKYARD: Storage shed, grassy play area & kennel. Perfect getaway for your family & all your friends with loads of summer fun for everyone! 5052 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista, BC. Only $729,000

Call 604-542-0865 For more details

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633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

CAN’T Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5991. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com

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1997 SUZUKI SWIFT, 52,000 Kms, 1 driver only, well maint. $5,000 obo. Phone (604)854-0189. 2002 VW BEETLE, auto, exc. cond. spoiler, silver, sunroof, a/c, heated seats $14,000 obo 604-864-8164 2010 HONDA CIVIC, 4 dr auto, loaded, factory warranty, 13,000 Km, $16,900. Call 604-836-5931. 2010 TOYOTA COROLLA LE, 17 km, auto, no accid, fac. warr, $15,900 obo. Call 604-836-5931.

Pursuant to the Legal Public Notice Jurat-Affidavit of Publishing and Notarial Certificate of Non-Response dated July 29, 2010. BE IT WITNESSED AND VERIFIED: For the tah-sun-quay-ton and for the klatle-bhi, as well as: tla kwa-gillaogua,: tla-kwa-gilla,: gig-a-mi,: ga-use-dis,: men-ta-le-adus,: ts’elxweltxw,: hi-mi-ka-las and: tla-tla-tlo-num of the skomesh and: ley-la-wa-gilla people, and the sovran-alliances, that we are with the acceptance for value of the claim of right of the BRITISH COLUMBIA PERSONNAL PROPERTY SECURITY AGREEMENT BASE REGISTRATION LIEN NUMBER: 659362F and 898104F, WASHINGTON DC UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE DOCUMENT LIEN NUMBER: 2010061093, 2010108008 and 2010108018. Further be it verified and notice that, we are further with the claim of right of the acceptance for value and return for value of Canada’s Office Consolidation [may be cited as the Indian Act] and its attached “WARNING NOTE-Users of this Office Consolidation are reminded that it is prepared for convenience of reference only and that, as such, has no official sanctions.” Therefore, we are with the acceptance for value and return for value that the Squamish Indian Band and it’s lawyer(s) are agents for Canada and do not represent the best interest of the skomesh-people. We, Her Majesty’s Royal Allies will deploy the Provost Marshal and Her Majesty’s Royal Rifle for any continued trespass against us on our sacred skomesh-lands. Submit any and all alleged claims in the form of Notarized Jurat Affidavit c/o (nondomestic) IR #9 PO Box 97 Keremeos, Keremeos (V0X 1NO). We reserve all rights with prejudice. As long as the Sun shines, the green grass grows, the wind blows, the rivers flow and our people still occupy our sacred lands, then we are still Royal Allies of Her Majesty in Council of Great Britain et al, by the authority of the tah-sun-quay-ton and the klatle-bhi.

ACROSS 1. Syrian city on the Orontes 5. Barbera’s cartoon partner 10. Clean clothes 14. Sour 15. Any plant of the family Araceae 16. M____ Lanza 17. Canadian law enforcers 18. Corn proteins 19. Same as 12 down 20. ___ Lanka 21. Semitic fertility god 22. Boot country 23. Havens 25. Nailed to a horse’s hoof 27. Radioactivity unit 28. Virginia creeper 32. 1949 Nobel Physiologist 35. Pupa of a moth 36. Dry 37. Forces to open 38. Groups of tennis games 39. Kinsmen 41. Figure or roller 42. An abrupt failure of function 43. Medulla 44. Brand of metal polish 45. Command to stop 46. Aldehyde alcohol 49. ____oft: barn area 50. Expresses surprise 53. Legume seed vessel 54. Arid S. Am. plain “Gran”

56. Type of avocado 57. Copyread 58. Passover feast and ceremony 59. Se____gid: somewhat stiff 60. Hyphen 61. Long hikes 62. Olive tree genus

28. Whimper 29. Refers to end of small intestine 30. Frank “The Enforcer” 31. Ruhr industrial center 32. Brandy made from grape residue 33. Filled chocolate cookie 34. Nonexistent chance 35. Intersect DOWN 37. The Surinam toad 1. Unpleasantly rough 40. Afrikaans 2. Capital of Ghana 41. ____abus: Curriculum 3. Norse guard of the well 43. City executives of wisdom 45. Diacritical mark 4. Data processing by a 46. In bed computer 47. Queen of Sparta 5. An obstacle on a golf 48. A prominent platform course 49. Color tint: s____ 6. Regions 50. Acclaim 7. Short fiber in yarn51. Swiss river making 52. First Chinese dynasty 8. __compoop (alt.) 9. Public promotions 54. Time of the 90th 10. Trash container meridian (abbr.) 11. Opera solo 55. Of she 12. Door threshold 56. Type of health 13. Most sacred coverage 21. Ruth’s husband (Biblical) 22. Per____: sentence enders 24. June 25. Open skin lesions 26. Flatboats


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More than 100 scam letters surface on North Shore Once the bank determines the original cheque was fraudulent, the victim is often held responsible for repayment. “The perpetrators of these frauds are half-a-world away, have nothing to lose, and know that the likelihood of ever be prosecuted for their crimes is essentially nil,” said DeVries in the media release. “Victims of these types of scams are usually older and often have limited experience with modern technology.” DeVries told The Outlook these types of scams are nothing new. What’s interesting, however, is that scam artists are making the switch back to snail mail instead of email. “They seem to be following marketing trends,” DeVries said. “It’s a bit more of a concern for us, because there’s speculation that older residents might find the paper format more convincing.” So far, it appears no one in North Vancouver has been successfully scammed, but DeVries said police want to

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ore than 100 North Vancouver residents have been targeted by mail fraud scam artists in the past month, according to the RCMP. In a statement issued Monday, RCMP spokesman Cpl. Peter DeVries said residents have been turning in the letters for four weeks, prompting police to issue a public warning — particularly for senior citizens — to be wary of offers that seem to good to be true. The letters, said DeVries, often tell an “elaborate story of woe and misfortune and request help from would-be victims.” The scam artists often personalize the letters using info from public telephone directories. The fraudsters often include a banker’s cheque with the letter. The letter tried to convince victims to cash the phoney cheque and then wire part of the money back to the con artist.

RCMP say some scam artists are making the switch back to snail male instead of email. RCMP handout

keep it that way. Area residents are warned to be wary of letters that request a matter to be kept confidential, that have poor grammar or incomplete sentences, or that are from an overseas sender — particularly someone in Africa. Scam letters almost always request money be sent via wire transfer, DeVries added. If you believe you have received a scam letter, please contact the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311. People can also learn more about scams and how to report them through the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online at www.antifraudcentre.ca or toll-free at 1-888-495-8501. ghoekstra@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/greghoekstra

Successful Women Always Network

update Message from our Executive With the coming of the New Year and the beginning of 2011 there is more than just a new calendar — there is a fresh outlook with many new adventures and challenges awaiting. Planning out the course of the next 365 days may seem a little daunting if you haven’t done if before, but any successful business person will tell you it is a KEY element in getting where you want to go. How it looks can be highly personalized. Getting it done could be challenging but a January visit to SWAN may just be the place to start. It will connect you with like-minded entrepreneurs — and if that doesn’t give you the jump start or motivation to get going, you are sure to find someone there who has the

Your North Shore favourite for over 20 years

ability to do any combination of the following: mentor, coach, guide, refer, share knowledge and create accountability — if that is what you are looking for. The entire executive at SWAN wish you, and your business amazing success in 2011. Make it a great year and ENJOY! Guest Speaker What could be a better way to kick of the year than with a “Momentum Generator.” Our dynamic guest speaker, Isabelle Mercier Turcotte is a brand builder and business performance catalyst at LeapZone Strategies. Throughout her career she has helped hundreds of small business owners and some influential brands raise their business standards and redefine their industries through outstanding business strategies and forward-thinking communication tools. In this seminar, Branding From The Inside Out, Isabelle will take us through: what branding is and the brand success formula, the “core truth” – what makes your business the only one like it out there, and 5 simple things that will help you move forward in building a successful brand. Isabelle Mercier Turcotte

Marci Deane, AMP Mortgage Broker

SW Executive. L to R: Kathie French, Laura Monteiro, Michelle SWAN Alford, Mary-Jane Mehlenbacher, Janice Manson, Josephine Lo. Al

Next Breakfast Meeting Thursday, January 20th, 2011 Registration: 8:30am (note - doors do NOT open until 8:30am) Meeting: 9 – 10:30am Cheers Restaurant: 125 East 2nd St, North Vancouver $10.00 Member • $20.00 Non-member Please RSVP to rsvpswan@gmail.com

Loren, Nancke &Company

OFFERING MORE THAN JUST NUMBERS

The Right Call for the RIGHT MORTGAGE™ . 604.816.8950 marci@meridianpacific.ca www.marcideane.ca

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