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he hillside above Chapman Way still bears the scar where exactly seven years ago today — on Jan. 19, 2005 — a deadly torrent of mud and debris roared down from a backyard on the Berkley escarpment and onto the homes below. Eliza Kuttner, 43, was found some 10 hours later in the suffocating debris of the Chapman Way home she shared with her husband Michael, who suffered severe head and spine injuries. The couple was asleep in their bed at 3:30 that morning when the hill let go, their teenage daughter Amita was away from home. The disaster and cleanup made national headlines. And in the summer of 2008, when a coroner’s inquest into Eliza Kuttner’s death was finally released, it called the slide “both predictable and preventable,” laying the blame for the Capilano College instructor’s death primarily at the feet of local government. Oldrich Hungr is a West Vancouver resident and University of B.C. professor specializing in the dynamics of landslides since 1995. In the days following the Berkley slide, he applied his pioneering computer modeling work on fluid mechanics to the disaster and what he found was remarkably unremarkable for slides in Metro Vancouver, he told The Outlook. “The Berkley slide is rather typical of cases in the Lower Mainland where slides started on glacial-fluvial gravel escarpments and destroyed houses,” Hungr said, recalling similarly destructive but non-lethal slides in Port Moody, White Rock and previously along the Berkley escarpment. “In every single case the slides involved fill that was unwisely placed at the crest of the slope. So these were actually manmade slides,” he said. “The fill is not compacted so it’s very loose soil and it soaks up a lot of water and when an instability occurs, the soil

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STAY INFORMED ABOUT LOCAL EMERGENCIES The North Shore is one of the only communities in the Lower Mainland with an emergency notification system. The Rapid Notify system sends emergency notifications and updates by email, phone, text message and pager. The system automatically calls every registered number and leaves a message indicating the emergency alert and safety instructions. All North Shore residents and businesses are encouraged to register online at www.nsemo.org.

NEW! Apartment, Condo and Townhouse Recycling Guide Do you live in an apartment, condo or townhouse? This January, a new Recycling Guide will be delivered to all apartment residents in the City. The guide is a helpful resource with details about preparing and sorting recycling materials, unacceptable items, tips and reminders, plus contact information for recycling beyond the blue cart. Learn more and get a copy at www.northshorerecycling.ca.

Navigating a Traffic Circle Traffic Circles are intersections where traffic circulates in a counter-clockwise direction around a central island. Traffic Circles are installed on low-volume residential streets to reduce vehicle speed and lower the risk of collision. Approaching drivers must always yield to traffic already in the intersection. Drivers should always yield to pedestrians and cyclists, and signal when exiting. Traffic Circles are installed in various locations throughout the City, most recently in the Central Lonsdale West Neighbourhood. More information at www.cnv.org/TrafficCircles.

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THE ROAD AHEAD This spring, the North Shore Committee of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition will be creating pocket-sized maps highlighting bike-friendly routes. wants to include some lesser-known routes, detours, short cuts and long cuts that North Shore cyclists may be using but that aren’t necessarily “on-the-map” for casual cyclists yet. All suggestions for inclusion in the map should be sent to northshorebikemap@gmail.com by the end of February. The North Shore bike map should be on bike shop and community centre counters by May. toddcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/toddcoyne


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CNVBRIEFS Living wage After inviting both the District of North Vancouver and West Vancouver in September to begin investigating a potential North Shore living wage, city council decided Monday to go it alone in determining what that figure would be. Council voted 5-2 in favour of directing staff to research a city-applicable living wage and what costs the municipality would shoulder as a result of instituting such a policy. Currently, the only municipality in the country with a living wage is New Westminster. In New West, all people doing work for the municipality, whether it be staff or contract workers, are paid $18.17. Susan Ney, director of human resources with the city, said similar guidelines would apply here. Although Monday’s motion was only to gather more information, both Coun. Craig Keating and Mayor Darrell Mussatto spoke of their desire to see a living wage eventually put in place. “I’m certainly in support of this,” he said. “And we need to work in this direction.” For more information on a possible living policy, visit northshoreoutlook.com and read “Creating a more complete community,” published on Sept. 29, 2011. Harbourside Next week, city council will consider an amendment to the Official Community Plan that would allow residential development to the oft-discussed Harbourside lands. Council has debated whether or not the waterfront area, located just south of the auto mall on Harbourside Drive, is suitable for large-scale condo development. Council had decided prior to the new year to form an independent task force to further investigate the idea. On Monday night Concert Properties requested that council decide on an OCP

amendment next week, which would propel the process towards a final zoning decision. By allowing an amendment, council is not approving any specific construction, just the allowance of residences to the area. Concert Properties then work towards a formal development design for the plot. More public consultation organized by Concert Properties would take place if an amendment were made. A task force can still be erected and run in tandem with that engagement process. CityShaping Stage Two In last November’s municipal election campaign, the ongoing Official Community Plan update ranked atop most candidates’ lists of important city projects. That process, dubbed CityShaping, has now entered phase two after unanimous support for phase one from council Monday. City staff said this period in the process will be more “targeted and deep” than its predecessor. From now until April, staff will be discussing three major topics with the community: How to achieve environmental and financial security, how to best integrate transit with land use decisions and how to achieve a healthy and livable community. In this phase, city staff will be using a variety of strategies to engage the public including focus groups, online forums and small group presentations, amongst others. Discussing these topics with “hard to reach communities” — seniors, renters and various ethnic groups, for example — is a priority for the city.

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The topics were devised from the first phase in the process, which yielded responses from 1,200 residents. A similar engagement goal is in place for the second stage. Also being considered in the process is the district’s OCP, adopted last year, Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy and the in-process North Shore Area Transit Plan, being drafted by TransLink. According to Gary Penway, the city’s deputy director of community development,

the transit plan is highlighting the possibility of rapid transit lines along Lonsdale Avenue to Lynn Valley and on Marine Drive, from the Second Narrows Bridge to Ambleside. The potential for such service will inform on development opportunities, he said. For more information on CityShaping, visit cnv.org/cityshaping. To sign up for a CityShaping event, call 604-990-4240 or email CityShaping@cnv.org. — Sean Kolenko

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morning. “You’re frightened, you’re guilty — could we have prevented this? — all those strong emotions come forward,” Walton told The Outlook in an interview at district hall. “And the first instinct people have is to circle the wagons and keep your information close.” But instead, the district went public, making available its geological assessments and establishing a community consensus on the acceptable risk of death by landslide in a 2007 citizen advisory survey. According to Michelle Weston, section manager for public safety in the district, 72 per cent of district respondents to that survey said that a death-by-landslide risk of one in 10,000 — or about the same as dying in a car accident — was an acceptable risk for existing their homes. For newly constructed homes, that risk of death by slide would have to be mitigated to one in 100,000, or about the same as being killed in a commercial plane crash. That “risk tolerance” equation, Walton said, is intended to ensure that current property owners don’t have to make expensive geological upgrades to their homes if they’re within the one-in-10,000 range, while still guaranteeing that within a hundred years or so, all North Vancouver district dwellings will comply with the one-in-100,000 rule. “Ultimately it’s a quality-of-life decision,” Walton said. “The only place you can build homes up Indian Arm is on debris flow estuaries because it’s the only place flat enough. But people up there say ‘I understand the risks and I accept them because it’s a lifestyle choice.’” But before anyone can weigh those risks against the benefits, they need to be made aware of them. That’s the function of GEOweb, the district’s geotechnical website that publishes reports analyzing every kind of disaster risk from tsunami to slide to wildfire for most residential properties in the district. And recently, when the North Shore was under a rainfall warning, Weston said the public safety department had a 30-minute phone conversation with its geological engineering consultants at BGC Engineering to discuss the real-time water-pressure data coming in from the district’s five piezometer sensors on the Berkley escarpment. “We’re the study community for Canada in terms of natural disaster planning,” Weston said, explaining that North Shore’s geographic predisposition for wildfires, landslides, ocean storms, tsunamis and earthquakes lends North Vancouver the per-

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haps unenviable role of Canada’s geological guinea pig. But it’s a role that Mayor Walton and his team believe the district is up to fulfilling. And that’s a point on which the United Nations evidently agrees, last May awarding the district with the U.N. Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction for its response in the wake of the 2005 slide. And at an estimated cost to the district of $300,000 to $500,000 annually for geotechnical work — out of a total annual budget of $130 million — it’s a role the community can’t afford to pass up. “If we’re able to save just one house,” Weston said, tallying up the district’s half-a-million-dollar tab, “that’s about a quarter of a house.” Meanwhile, in the City of North Vancouver this week a newly released report from BGC engineers found 18 homes — primarily on ravine slopes around Mahon Park and Mosquito Creek— to be at significant risk of damage or destruction by landslide. For 10 of those 18 homes, the report puts the risk of landslide today at “high to extreme” requiring immediate action to avoid a repeat of seven years ago. The City of North Vancouver will hold an open house discussion on the BGC report and landslide risk in the city from 7 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 26 in city hall council chambers. tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/toddcoyne

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Headwater exposes its roots The band has found success tackling themes of death, loss and love, through three-part vocal harmonies set to the entrancing sounds of the mandolin, banjo, steel guitar and upright bass. Some of Headwater’s notable performances to date include the Merritt Mountain Music Festival in 2007 and the TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 2008. In November, the quartet embarked on a fiveweek, five-country tour of Europe with shows in Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium and Holland. They flew into Vienna, bought a van for 2,000 euros, and drove through the mountainous country into Italy. Bryant jokingly blogged about an overindulgence of wine and food in Italy that almost prevented them from performing. The boys of Headwater knew they were in the right place when they walked into the Cobblestone Club in Oldenzaal, Holland and saw a picture of legendary Canadian bluesman Jim Byrne on the wall. “Dutch people are real music nerds,” says Bryant. “They know every catalogue of music.” Any pangs of homesickness subsided when Headwater arrived in Innsbruck, Austria. The university town at the base of a ski hill reminded Bryant of being in Banff. The band was immediately embraced by the locals who showed their support through a sold out show. Now back home in Vancouver, it’s a new year and the boys are preparing for the launch of their new album on March 30. Bryant said it’s no accident Push is influenced by Gabriel and the raw emotion he evokes with his music. Overall themes of confidence and self-assurance also shine through. Maybe it’s because the band is maturing, suggests Bryant. Through the songwriting process this time around, Bryant had a strong urge to play electric guitar again. “Mainly because the tunes we wrote ask for it,” he says. But there is also space on this album for old standbys, the acoustic instruments. “You just need to be a sensitive electric guitar player,” says Bryant. “You can’t be a rock star. Every part has to earn its keep.” Headwater’s albums are available on iTunes. Check out headater.ca for upcoming tour dates.

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oiled down, the task of a reporter is to clearly communicate to readers what’s happened — or better yet happening — in their respective communities, province, country or world. The concept of what’s happening is a bit of an umbrella term, encompassing not only the requisite details of say a car crash, but also the context for that crash (weather conditions, traffic or alcohol consumption, for example). If possible, any changes made as a result of the incident are important to note as well. But that’s the gig. Things occur and we tell you. The longer I’m at this job, the more fixated I become on how others communicate. That focus, and the nitpicking of grammar and word choice that it invariably produces, routinely infuriates friends, family and girlfriends. Yet I can’t help myself. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that writers sometimes make mistakes. And the quest to be first to break every story doesn’t help things. But perfection remains the goal. Because of this focus, I’m critical of those whom I feel should be able to articulate their ideas effectively. One target of my criticism recently has been Port Metro Vancouver, in particular its poor handling of the Low Level Road re-design process last spring and summer. It was, and still is, beyond me how a company as large as PMV (despite assertions by staff that it is a small organization that manages a lot of interests) could be so bad at engaging the public and presenting to council in the hopes of getting the green light for a large-scale project. As most will recall, council rejected PMV’s proposal in the summer, voting only to allow a new entrance into the Neptune/Cargill terminals. The elevated road, expanded rail system, Spirit Trail connections and overpass in the area of St. Andrews Avenue were voted down. What happened next took many in the Moodyville and South Slope neighbourhoods, the

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porttalk.ca, intended to be a vehicle for updates and conversations on the project. So far, however, the forum hasn’t exactly been a hot bed of activity. At press time, there were a total of 25 comments on the site, two of which belong to Cindy McCarthy, a port employee (one of those answers is actually a defence of porttalk.ca as an adequate place for conversation). In case I missed something and this forum is but one example of how PMV has reached out to the community, I figured I’d call some residents and hear from them. Amanda Nichol, former council hopeful and resident of the 400-block of East First Street, put things rather simply: “Nope, nothing. Aside from an email [sent to her on Dec.13] and the forum, there’s been nothing. And yes, I would have expected a lot more.” Michael Binkley, a neighbor of Nichol’s, said the community’s been relying on city staff for information. The port, he said, has been quiet. “Seems like they are up to the same old tricks,” he said. “Blindsiding everybody.” On the one hand, the fact the city and the port have been working so closely appears to be positive. Detailed information the city requires (and paid for, remember) to make this decision will likely come as a result of the apparent tight collaboration. But the residents still feel they’re in the dark. The city must ensure they don’t feel that way by the time the public engagement process is done and a decision, expected in March, is made. They are voters and they are taxpayers. That $1 million came, in part, from them. Unfortunately, that doesn’t leave anyone involved much time. And clarity, as I’ve come to learn, requires some. skolenko@northshoreoutlook.com

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communities most affected by the proposed work, by surprise. Port staff came back to council and received $1 million to help do the work — a slope stability analysis and a traffic noise report, for instance — it should have done right the first time. Along with the thorough reports PMV was told the city’s money would help ensure got TWO done, port staff were given CENTS another clear message: engage Sean Kolenko the community. skolenko@northshore Not long after council’s outlook.com directions were given, PMV got to work. A series of hourlong sessions at the Café for Contemporary Art were held and residents were given the opportunity to suggest ways the two sides could work together and, hopefully, achieve some design that made everyone happy. The port had, it seemed, gotten the message. That was in August. What’s happened since? Well, Tony Barber, the city’s manager of engineering, planning and design, told me recently that port and city staff have been working for quite a few months preparing for a late January update to council and a public engagement process scheduled to begin in February. What the programming for that process is, he wasn’t sure. He did share that the road has been lowered east of St. Andrews by four metres. Dennis Bickel, the port’s senior manager of gateway competitiveness, echoed Barber’s sentiments in a phone interview last week. Port and city staff have been working feverishly, he said, and changes to the original designs have been made. The St. Andrews Avenue overpass, for instance, has been moved to St. Georges Avenue, and all attempts to ensure the road stay as low as possible are being made. But, he said, the greatest challenges in that regard are being encountered at the western portion of the Low Level Road, the area where the planned elevation would come closest to homes. The port has also established an online forum,

Editor, I read with interest the article written by Maria Spitale-Leisk about sportsinduced concussions in last week’s Outlook. It is so important that the message gets out that concussions are occurring at earlier and earlier ages and that the cumulative effect of concussions can be devastating. In 2007, one of my sons had multiple concussions within a calendar year. The concussions were all thought to be mild and none of them ever caused him to lose consciousness. Over time, however, more symptoms appeared including head-

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Jake had been playing the role of the outfor those living on the margins. sider for most of his life, years before the But that support proved a finite resource. hunt for food took a starring role in his dayEventually, Jake grew tired of the grind. He to-day. The bullying, physical and emotional, didn’t want to spend the night in the Quay’s started in elementary school. His parents parkade anymore and he’d run out of people thought, as many do, that telling the principal to call and couches to surf on. would fix the problem. It was time, he says, “to do things way betIt didn’t. ter.” Over the years, Jake’s anger grew. By the time he reached high school, it started to boil Reaching out over. To fit in, he chose to hang out with the One night Jake called the North Shore Safe “bad kids," the ones that fit together because House, a four-bed facility staffed 24-hours a the popular mould was too small. day, devoted to housing and helping homeless He embraced the look his new crew affordyouth. ed him. He wanted others to be scared and, According to Paul Butler, Hollyburn Family hopefully, leave him alone. Unfortunately, the Services’ youth coordinator, the safe house is rebel facade wasn’t the only thing he picked more than a place to sleep and get a bite to up. Drugs soon became a part of the package. eat. The facility lets youth, when they’re ready, “I was labelled a type of person and I just “get back to basics.” stuck with it. I was that kid who didn’t get “We have services wrapped around the kids. along with anyone. I wanted that image but It’s immediate intervention to deal with many you end up doing all the other stuff,” says issues,” says Butler. Jake, leaning back in his seat, “When you have a young person in thick arm propelling a hand the cycle of change you do it. There atop his dirty blonde hair. are steps young people have to go “I did everything — weed, through to get ready for change and coke, ecstasy.” we have to be ready to support that.” About two years ago, Jake And change, adds Butler, has was kicked out of his house. It many faces. For some, it’s dealing wasn’t the first time, but this with anger, mental health issues or one stuck. sexuality. For Jake, it meant kicking While on the streets, the drugs and getting a job. Over time, Lonsdale Quay area served as he’s managed to accomplish both a home base of sorts for Jake. goals. He’s also progressed through PIECES A popular place for homeless various supportive housing options A five-part series youth to congregate and sleep exploring housing available on the North Shore, first during the winter months, the needs on the North moving from the safe house to one Shore. area offers a valuable network of the youth-focused, two-bedroom

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there were 60 people over the age of 55 on the North Shore that are considered homeless. Most of those 60 people are believed to have places to live on an intermittent basis, while 10-20 are considered street entrenched, living in camps, under bridges and empty shipping containers — a stark reality highlighted by the recent death of 53-year-old Douglas Richard Lalonde. To combat the problem, the Lionsview Seniors' Planning Society began a pilot initiative with Hollyburn Family Services last summer dubbed the Seniors at Housing Risk Outreach Project. With grants from the United Way, the District of North Vancouver and West Vancouver, the venture aims to assist seniors in need of housing for reasons as varied as physical limitations to insufficient income. The latter example is believed to represent more than 1,500 local seniors, some of whom receive less than the $15,344 poverty line for singles, others less than the $18,676 designated for couples. Unfortunately, the pilot program is funded for only eight hours per week, far less than Lionsview staff believe the demand requires. “We’ve had 20 people through our doors. We want to work very proactively because although this may seem like a small number, some of the people are very vulnerable,” says Vivien Christison, chair of the housing committee at the Lionsview Seniors' Planning Society. “Of the 20 calls for service about 10 have been extensively worked with.”

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Thank You! ~ for 12 wonderful years. at Waterfront Park

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continued from, PAGE 11 Because of the limited funding, others working with seniors say there are potential clients not being assisted. Jane Osborne, coordinator of the North Shore Adults Support Network, says there are many seniors on the North Shore who don’t yet know the program exists and could benefit from a referral from her organization. She hasn’t sent them, however, because of the hourly restrictions on the service. Compounding the issue are two other major hurdles: the aging of a significant portion of the population and the refusal of many seniors to leave the North Shore. In five years, the population of those over 65 is expected to increase by at least 24 per cent. In the next decade, Lionsview staff forecast the local seniors population — now at

26,930 — to almost double. Of those, current and projected, who need to find affordable housing, many will be required to move to other municipalities where rent is a bit cheaper. But that isn’t easy for those who may have spent their entire lives in the community. “There are seniors who have always lived here. Their social networks are here. Their doctor is here, their grocery store is here,” says Leya Eguchi, a caseworker with Hollyburn Family Services and coordinator with the North Shore Homelessness Task Force. “Making new friends is difficult and some cling to the ones they have.” And the solution? Like many systemic problems there are multiple big answers — more money, increased involvement from senior levels of government, vigilant

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demands from municipal councils for affordable units in all new developments. All will help. But the first step, says Eguchi, doesn’t require the lobbying of others. Solving this problem, she says, starts in a decidedly more personal place. “Acknowledge the problem. Break stereotypes. It is not always drugs and alcohol. For seniors, it’s not that. I know a guy who was eating marshmallows because he couldn’t afford anything else,” says Eguchi. “Paint a different picture.”

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The Opportunity to Make a Difference I have been privileged to pursue my life path as a “hands on” physiotherapist, as it permits me to express my highest level of ability and utilize the sense of touch and motion that was naturally given to me. People have told me that, “I have x-ray hands, magical hands and that I touch the pain before they even tell me where it is.” Physiotherapy has provided me with the opportunity to “make a difference” and to fulfill my passion, of helping people, thereby resolving their pain and facilitating mechanical strategies to enhance well-being and performance. I believe it could be this passionate commitment, to my mission, that sets me apart from other practitioners.

My early life vision did not include the pursuit of physiotherapy, but I was blessed with strong mentors and teachers who recognized my natural ability and facilitated my direction and evolution of skills development. Life often results in injury situations. By interacting with your physical self, I will gather information with my hands and then facilitate a reversal of the dysfunctional patterns, that have originally caused you pain. When I see you, I will put my hands on you and I believe that I will understand your condition and develop a healing strategy, which will recondition your body to perform at a higher (and pain-free) level in daily life.

Private Practice physiotherapy has provided me with freedom to explore and develop myself with respect to my North Shore client base. My North Shore clinical practice has offered me a means of contributing to a life-time of mentoring and individualized health and self-care. It is my greatest pleasure to live and work, within the north shore community, through NSOSC and to participate in life with North Shore residents. I have the pleasure of meeting you in the coffee shop, at the grocery store or on the street. We at the NSOSC, also love to offer occasional support on the edge of the soccer field or at the finish line of a marathon or at the Mahon Park Relay for Life, or wherever we have had the opportunity to connect with you.

I envision the NSOSC as a facility offering many different disciplines under the same roof. We will continue to incorporate other sub-disciplines as selected to complement our existing services. A holistic, multi-disciplinary approach complements my method of practice because I love to believe that although “Pain” may be the name of the “book”, there are many chapters. It is not a “one size fits all" as different people will respond to different approaches. Over the years, I have learned to look at every person as an individual and pride myself in getting to each one of you, in a way that allows me to offer the best help possible. I am grateful to The Outlook for offering me this wonderful opportunity to write to my client base and to express my thanks, to the residents of the North Shore, whom I have gotten to know through the NSOSC, for over 20 years of practice, and who have made my life such a rich collage of both professional and interpersonal experiences.

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Thank You! ~ for 12 wonderful years. at Waterfront Park

Le Bistro Chez Michel would like to thank all of our friends and customers for their years of loyal patronage.

We are closing our doors on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. To find out more about our celebratory events and menu please visit www.lebistrochezmichel.com

(Open every night from Jan. 19 – Jan. 31)

Until then, we invite you to come feast on our traditional

French Bistro Cuisine

at Waterfront ~ with warm regards, Philippe and Michel Segur.

$ 00 Park

28

Table

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Justice Institute arsonist strikes WV

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The fire was extinguished and the damage was contained to the front of the home at 1070 Lawson Ave. Police at the scene quickly determined the fire had been intentionally set and the RCMP were called in to assist in the investigation. Armstrong, West Vancouver’s top cop in 2006, had sold the Lawson Avenue home just days before the blaze was set, a detail likely not known by the assailant. The Mounties have since taken the lead on the case because of the fire’s apparent link to the Justice Institute attacks. “The individuals or a individual within this home is one of the list of 65 who had their personal information compromised by the now previous ICBC employee,” Thiessen told The Outlook, in a phone interview. “This investigation remains a top priority for us, and police continue to gather considerable evidence.”

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uster Moberg… meet Karen Magnussen, Harry Jerome, Grant Connell, Bill Parnell, Norm Fieldgate, Elaine Tanner, Bob Lenarduzzi and all the rest of the great athletes, dedicated builders and masters of the media who have been inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Yes, sir, Bus Moberg – the most intimidating hurler in B.C. softball history – is being enshrined in the hallowed B.C. hall. The announcement was made at a Tuesday press conference at the spanking-new hall of fame and museum which re-opened Jan. 6 at BC Place Stadium. Not bad for a North Shore lad who was written up in the paper early-on in his softball career as that outstanding pitcher by the name of… err… Buzz Noeberg. That would actually be our Buster, or Bernard Moberg if you want to get SOUTHPAW SLINGER - North Van’s Buster Moberg technical. It seems his granny called him (above) has parlayed a sensational pitching career into Buster as a youngster to differentiate a cherished spot among B.C.’s greatest athletes. him from his grandpa of the same name Len Corben photo and everyone totally forgot his Bernard handle. when the daily papers got his name all mixed up. But if you ever saw him pitch, you Some reporter obviously missed more than just a would not have forgotten his rising fastball bustgreat pitching performance. ing across the plate and into the catcher’s mitt with Another time, he was described in the paper as a resounding thwack. After the umpire bellowed, “big right-handed Buster Moberg.” Okay, he was good “Strike three,” I’m sure more than a few dumbalright, but did he ever pitch with his right hand? founded batters must have looked back and mum“Never,” he emphasizes now, recalling the faux pas. bled, “Are you sure, ump? That pitch sure sounded But he did just about everything else from the a bit high.” pitcher’s rubber. He was good enough to begin his Moberg had a superb changeup too, making him storied 1958-71 career in B.C.’s top-flight South Hill doubly difficult to hit, even though Bill Gurvich, Major Men’s League at 19 and racked up numerous the first of his two long-time catchers (Ron league records: 111 wins, 1,099 innings pitched, l,598 Pettovello was the other), sometimes would tell the strikeouts (averaging close to 1½ an inning), 11 nobatter what pitch was coming. “That’s a true story,” hitters, 14 one-hitters and 33 shutouts. Bus confirmed when I congratulated him on his He once pitched 16 1/3 straight hitless innings. induction, noting that Gurvich even did it when Another time, he struck out 10 consecutive batters, playing Federal Old Line from Seattle, the best the first 10 in the game. In one nine-inning conteam in the Pacific Northwest at the time. “You test he whiffed 20; in a 13-inning game he had 22. wouldn’t believe the shenanigans he pulled, but it worked. I knew he was doing it but he was the one Over a four-year stretch, he won 28 league games in a row. who called every pitch. There were signals and I Between 1958 and 1965, he got his team to five just followed his wishes.” world tournaments (four as Canadian champions) Born in Cranbrook on March 30, 1939, Buster in softball meccas from California to Minnesota moved to North Van at just six months. He lived to Florida. Another time he was picked up by the with his grandparents for about five years from the Canadian champs from Trail to play for them in age of five, while his mother was in hospital with the worlds in New York. tuberculosis, and attended Westview Elementary, When Moberg wasn’t dousing the hopes of Sutherland and North Van High. opposing batters, he was doing A strapping 6’2”, the same as a 35-year Vancouver 215-pounds in his prime, the City firefighter from 1964 to southpaw slinger first attractINSTANT 1999. So I guess you might say ed notice on the diamond REPLAY that makes him a “hall-of-flame” at Norgate Park at 16 with Len Corben thrower. Northwest United juniors lencorben@yahoo.ca This year’s official induccoached by Bob Sarginson. tion ceremony takes place at After he twirled a couple of a banquet in September. Two outstanding games, that’s other 2011 inductees also live on the North COLLINGWOOD SCHOOL C Shore, though they are Preparing P r young people to thrive in meaningful lives recent arrivals compared to Moberg. Ernie Dougherty, 87, a hockey player from the 1940s and a Canucks alumni player/referee and treasurer of the BC Hockey Benevolent Association for 50 years, has lived in West Van since 1987. Hoop star Howard Kelsey, who played on Canadian rep teams for 11 years (including a gold medal at the 1983 World University Games when they beat a U.S. Learning, Creativity, Collaboration & Commitment: squad that included

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www.northshoreoutlook.com from, PAGE 16 several future NBAers; and a fourth place at the 1984 Olympics), hasn’t actually arrived yet. He’s moving to West Van next week. Magnussen, Jerome, Connell, Parnell, Fieldgate, Tanner and Lenarduzzi aren’t the only North Shore luminaries they’ll join in the hall. More than 50 athletes, coaches, referees, administrators and media have solid North or West Van connections, either growing up here, venturing across Burrard Inlet to play for teams here or residing here for a good chunk of their life while building their sport. There are team sport players like the curling rink of Linda Moore, Lindsay Sparkes, Debbie Jones, Laurie Carney and coach Rae Moir; hockey’s Cesare Maniago, Joe Sakic and Stan Smyl; softball/basketball/ field hockey stars Shirley Topley and Faye Burnham Eccleston, ice dance team Barry and Louise Soper, the entire 1936 North Shore Indians lacrosse team, footballers (English variety) Jim Spencer and Trev Harvey and footballers (the gridiron kind) Al Wilson, By Bailey and Sean Millington. Even Joe Kapp, Tom Brown and Tom Hinton lived here. North Shore athletes from individual sports include jockey Chris Loseth (okay, okay, I know there’s always a horse involved too), golfer Ken Black, badminton’s Claire

Backhouse Sharpe, archer Dorothy Lidstone, runners Stephanie Berto and Charmaine Crooks, skier Lauren Woolstencroft, trapshooter Frank Opsal, snowboarder Maëlle Ricker and mountain biker Alison Sydor. Here are more: soccer goalie and founder of B.C. wheelchair sports Stan Stronge, horse racing announcer Jack Short, figure skating coach Linda Brauckmann, rugby referee and administrator Bob Spray, gymnastics coach Gladys Hartley, hockey referee Lloyd Gilmour, columnists/broadcasters Jim Kearney, Greg Douglas, Jim Taylor, Ted Reynolds, Bill Good Sr. and Tom Larscheid; UBC sports administrator Buzz Moore and tennis promoter E.J.H. “Cardy” Cardinall. Then we have figure skating coach and administrator Ted Barton, lacrosse and hockey team owner Fred Hume, football and soccer GM Herb Capozzi, hockey administrator Fred Page, swim coach Howard Firby, triathlon guru Les McDonald, photographer Bill Cunningham, Olympic official Jack Poole and possibly some I’ve missed. Whether you are familiar with most of these names or not, a visit to the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum would be well worth the trip. Just don’t expect to find Buzz Noeberg in there. This is episode 448 from Len Corben’s treasure chest of stories – the great events and the quirky – that bring to life the North Shore’s rich sports history.

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fter last year’s undefeated season competing at the division one level, the Seycove’s senior girls’ basketball team will take on the North Shore’s top hoops squads this year at the premier level. With the addition of the Deep Cove high school, the premier division now boasts four teams — Handsworth, Argyle, Carson Graham and Seycove secondary schools. Head coach Geoff Russell said the team’s competition this year are all “perennial powerhouses” with strong “traditions of basketball.” But Seycove, he added, is on the road to establishing a similar culture. “It’s building. Last year, we qualified for the AA provincial tournament and finished sixth in the province,” said Russell. “We’re working to get that tradition.” And the new challenges will begin quickly for Seycove. Premier division play kicks off this month, with a home-and-home series against each team in the group. By mid-February, said Russell, league play will be complete. The goal for that stretch of games isn’t to go undefeated but to compete, added Russell. The competition will be fierce but the experience will prove valuable when the playoffs roll around. Starting only one week after league competition is the North Shore playoffs, where Seycove will play against division one teams — a collection of AA and AAA squads, one rung down from the premier division — followed by the Lower Mainland playoffs and finally the provincial tourney in Kamloops in mid-March. “The thought process this year was to challenge for the provincial title. We didn’t handle that step up very well in competition last year at the provincials. We hadn’t played at that level,” said Russell. “This year, we wanted that challenge so when we hopefully qualify again we’ve had experience.”

Seycove’s Jenna Kroug (left) and Nikki Downie. Sean Kolenko photo

While the prospect of returning to provincial competition is not lost on a pair of the team’s starters, both point guard Jenna Kroug and small forward Nikki Downie are looking forward to facing off against premier league teams. In an interview with the The Outlook, Downie said she’s anticipating good games against both Handsworth and Argyle, teams with players she’s faced in other basketball leagues. Kroug, like coach Russell, said she’s viewing this year’s league play as a learning experience, one where the team can focus on improving various skills free of a fixation on the standings. “It’s less pressure,” she said. “We’re not expected to do as well.” Both Kroug and Downie are also mulling post-secondary basketball careers, although neither has made a firm decision on what school they’ll be attending. Their aim in that realm, both agree, is decidedly less athletic and more personal: not living at home. For up-to-the-minute information on Seycove’s basketball season, visit esportsdesk.com/nsssaa.

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Please submit your resume with a cover letter by 5:00 pm Friday, January 27, 2012 to: Carly Ferguson, Advertising & Creative Services Manager Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News 22328 - 119th Avenue Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2Z3 or by email: admanager@mapleridgenews.com Thank you to all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

B.C. COLLEGE OF OPTICS #208 - 10070 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC www.bccollegeofoptics.ca

604.581.0101

THE NEWS Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

www.blackpress.com


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HELP WANTED

PERSONAL SERVICES 182

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

PETS 477

PETS

RENTALS 715

TRANSPORTATION

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

PORT HARDY BC- Journeyman GM Technician required. Full-time competitive pay, bonuses, benefits. Aval. immediately. Send resume to klassengm@gmail.com or fax (250)949-7440 Attention Cory Klassen. PURCHASING ASST. Knowledge in mat’ls mgnt & purchasing, read shop dwgs, min 3-5 yrs of buying exp in mfg (glazing) ind. Basic computer skills a must. Own vehicle. F: 604-525-0774, E: sales@phoenixglassinc.com, w/salary exp. No phone calls pls.

Wild & Crazy Can’t Be Lazy Earn up to $20/hour. NO sales, NO commissions! Full training provided. Travel, dress sharp & have fun! Must be outgoing. Call Marcia 604-777-2195

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

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

Making Your Renovations Come True...

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

(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

Kitchens - Bathrooms New Additions - Flooring Painting - Decks Windows / Doors Stonework - Siding & More

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Senior’s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530

www.caliberwest contracting.com 604.764.9594

BUTCHER

Retail or wholesale (NOC: 6251) required for Donald’s Fine Foods. Immediate openings at our Richmond & Langley locations for 10 qualified / exp. Meat Cutters. Duties; Cut, trim and prepare cuts of meat, supervise other workers and provide training. Must speak English. Permanent / Full-time – 40 hours per week. Full Benefits after completion of probation. Wages: $16.04 per/hour.

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E-mail: careers@ donaldsfinefoods.com or fax: 604.533.0896

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses

LEGAL SERVICES

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

151

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca ACKER’S RUBBISH REMOVAL. Quick. 7 days. Fast/reliable. Call Spencer 604-924-1511.

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything...

NUTRITION/DIET

But Dead Bodies!!

$10 CASH BACK for every pound you lose. Herbal Magic. Lose Weight Guaranteed! Call Herbal Magic now at 1-800-827-8975 for more information. Limited time offer.

604.

367C

SNOWCLEARING

WINTER SERVICES

CONTRACTORS

BUILDING SUPPLIES

Al Isaac (Former owner of West Van Shell) & son Colin • YARD CLEAN UPS • AERATION PACKAGES • Cut & Edge • Garden Services • RESIDENTIAL SNOW • REMOVAL & DE-ICING

SIGN UP TODAY FOR Spring services & receive 10-20% off initial bill

604.986.0003 Office 604.561.9100 Colin 604.218.7644 Al Greenclipper@shaw.ca

Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence.

Position Available Machinist/ Machine Fitter Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. designs and manufactures bulk materials handling equipment typically used in mining, forestry and oil sands. The business has been in operation since 1955 and is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey.

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ELECTRICAL

ELECTRICIAN-ALL your Reno and electrical needs licensed electrician insured and bonded 604 842 5276 email camchrisfarrell@gmail.com ✶ Electrical Contrator ✶ Residential / Commercial ✶ Advanced lighting control (iPhone, iPad integration)

Contact us for all your electrical and maintenance needs.

Call 604-802-6722 Visit our website:

www.stonebridgeom.com

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WE need a MILLWRIGHT to “Ham it up” at Freybe Gourmet Foods Ltd. Contact jobs@freybe.com or www.freybe.com. WOODPRO Engineering, Prince George, BC requires Jr Mechanical engineer, must be registered with the Assn of Professional Engineers and mechanical/structural draftsperson. Experience with Autocad and Tekla X-Steel. Email jwestergard@ woodproengineering.com or fax to: 250-563-5648

MISC SERVICES

372

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

FUEL

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

548

FURNITURE

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

560

MISC. FOR SALE

851

CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

NEED YOUR PRE-ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDING ERECTED? Professional crews available. We service Western Canada. All Brands. Excl references. Call MSC at 1-800-979-2993

320

MOVING & STORAGE

Auto Loans Approved!! Largest Dealer Group Huge Selection Cars Trucks Vans Suvs. Free delivery BC/AB Best Rates Always Approved. Apply online: autocredit911.com or call Tollfree-1-888-635-9911

1-800-910-6402

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

PETS

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393

477

329 PAINTING & DECORATING Top Written

Quality Painting. Guarantee. Free

PETS

BENGAL CAT beautiful 3.5 year old male, neutered, fully vaccinated, indoor, very friendly, ok w/dogs, must find good home with no other cats and no kids $250 604-820-1603 BLOOD HOUND PUPS, CKC reg’d health chk, 2nd vac, micro chipped, 4 fem’s. Liver & Tan. Ready to go. $500. Call 604-574-5788.

AFFORDABLE INT/EXT painting. 30 yrs exp. Refs. Free est. Keith 604-433-2279 or 604-777-1223 RONALDO PAINTING (1981) Fully insured, WCB, Licensed 778-881-6478 or 604-247-8888

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. GUARANTEED APPROVAL drive away today! We lend money to everyone. Fast approvals, best interest rates. Over 500 vehicles sale priced for immediate delivery OAC. 1-877796-0514. www.yourapprovedonline.com INSTANT AUTO CREDIT We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now, or we can deliver to you. www.DriveHomeNow.com. 877-758-7311 or 250-7515205. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in January, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

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CARS - DOMESTIC

706

2002 BUICK LESABRE Limited Edition, 115K, grey leather int, fully loaded, new front brakes, 6/cyl, 4/door. $5900. Call 604-807-3996. 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

RENTALS

1993 GEO METRO wagon, auto, 163K, blue, Air Cared. Rebuilt eng., $1595. (604)826-0519

APARTMENT/CONDO

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 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

CENTURY APT 250 East 15th Ave. Spacious 1 & 2 bdrooms avail. 2 Blocks from Lonsdale Quay. Balcony parking at back. Laundry fac. avail. Swim pool & sauna.

Call 604-830-7587 www.aptrentals.com

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of MUIENG TAN, also known as MUI ENG TAN, deceased, formerly of 1323 Cammeray Road, West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7S 2N2 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of MUIENG TAN, also known as MUI ENG TAN, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor at c/o LOH & COMPANY, Lawyers & Notaries, 802-1788 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Y1 on or before February 23, 2012, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

U-Haul Moving Center N. Vancouver Claims Landlords Contractual Lien against the following persons goods in storage at: 1410 Main Street, N. Vancouver , B.C. 132

Igor Braunovich 43 East 15th Ave, E. Vancouver

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Ronell Landry 5304 49th St., Yellowknife

331

Ashley Dale 13339 102A Ave., Surrey

2000 BUICK LESABRE LTD. Heat, memory, lumbar, HUD, good cond. Estate sale. $4900. 604-364-1554.

www.dannyevans.ca

NORTH VANCOUVER

Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442

287

MORTGAGES

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

604-537-4140

A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Est. 20 Years Exp.

WE BUY HOMES BC The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422

www.PreApproval.cc

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

$45/Hr

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

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $180 or Well Rotted 10 yds - $200. 604-856-8877

HOMES WANTED

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

Local & Long Distance

GARDENING

627

PRIVATE MORTGAGE Lender. Funding smaller 2nd, 3rd, & interim mortgages. No fees! Please call 604-736-6914 or grpacific@telus.net. Courtesy to agents.

AFFORDABLE MOVING

281

BIG BUILDING SALE... “CLEARANCE SALE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

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

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

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

TRUCKS & VANS

1998 PONTIAC TRANSPORT, 7 pass., great cond., green, $2000. 604-530-3931, 866-3931 2003 CHEV AVALANCHE, auto., 4x4, white, loaded with options. $10,000 firm (604)538-9257 2006 FORD F350 FX4 Diesel Lariat, full load. Leather etc. Over $10,000 in recent repairs- with receipts - Tires, brakes, shocks etc. No acc. $18,900/obo. (778)3224593 or 778-893-4866

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 1866-981-5991 **HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, mags 2” lift 4x4, Air Cared, std. new clutch $4995 obo 604-826-0519 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $8000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

MATTRESSES staring at $99

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1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

PERSONAL SERVICES

LOOKING TO Expand Your Horizons? Gulf Islands Film School Camps SPRING BREAK Learn from a pro! 1 and 2 week March 11, 18 & 25 Save$$ Earlybird Special til Jan 31 www.giftsfilms.com 1800.813.9993.

SUNDECKS

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

The successful candidate will have considerable experience assembling machinery, bearing assemblies, and shrink fitting. To apply submit resume by Email to jwurz@iem.ca or fax to 604-513-9905

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

REAL ESTATE

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca

Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos.

AUTO FINANCING

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto www.UapplyUdrive.ca

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Beat the 2012 steel increase. Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170.

PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

F/T BOOKKEEPER wanted ASAP in Richmond CGA firm. Min. 3-5 years exp in full-cycle bkkp and payroll. Simply & Quickbook knowledge, able to travel. Apply to careers @rhncga.com

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220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 245

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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HOMES FOR RENT

TRANSPORTATION 810

518

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MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.

CRIMINAL RECORD?

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet chck, dewormed. Ready. 604-795-7662

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

PAWN SHOP ONLINE: GET CASH FAST! Sell or Get a Loan for your Watch, Jewelry, Gold, Diamonds, Art or Collectibles - From Home! ONLINE: www.PAWNUP.com or Toll-Free: 1-888-435-7870

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ABBOTSFORD, East.New high end executive 4 bdrm. 3 bath - 3200 sq. ft. Web details. Call 604-864-9534

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Free Estimates * BBB * WCB * Insured

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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NORTH VAN- Exc. location. Beautiful apt. 2 bdrms, office, lrg l/rm & d/rm. Jan. 15th. (604)971-2723

1996 Honda Accord, auto, 4 dr, red, am/fm/cd, full load, newer tires, lady driven, 197K, $3200. 604-889-5356 1996 TOYOTA Avalon XLS, loaded, auto, 175 K, new tires, batt., leather,3L V6, $5400 obo.604-812-1278 1997 MERCEDES E420, all options, mint, garage kept. 118,000 kms. $7200 firm. 604-805-4545. 2009 HONDA FIT- 4 dr hatch back, 50K, Auto p/w. p/s, red. Auto Start. $9700: (604)836-5931 2010 HONDA CRV 37,000 KMS, auto, 4 x 4, gray. Loaded. $19,800: (604)836-5931

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

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GREENHOUSE FOR LEASE for flowering & bedding plants. Retail and wholesale. Fully computerized and automated system. 2.5 acres incl. greenhouse. Approx. 43,000 covered area. 1.5 acres set up for outside use. City water. High traffic area. 5498 Gladwin Rd., Abbts. Call 604-807-3910 for more info.

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

A sale will take place at the storage location on Friday, February 3, 2012. Viewing 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sealed bids will be opened at 12:30 p.m. Room contents are personal / household goods unless noted otherwise. Bids will be for entire contents of each locker unit.

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN Whereas Christopher Aaron White is indebted to Mitchells Towing Ltd. for storage and towing on a 1995 Ford Mustang Vin: 1FALP42T9SF190166 A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $2,352.00 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 16th day of February, 2012 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The Vehicle is currently stored at Mitchell’s Towing Ltd. 997 1st Street West, North Vancouver BC V7P 1A4. The Vehicle was placed in storage on July 13th, 2011. For more info. call Elite Bailiff Services at 604-539-9900 WWW.REPOBC.COM


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