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North Vancouver department store was robbed of an undisclosed amount of jewelry June 15, only hours before Stanley Cup rioters looted stores in downtown Vancouver. Cpl Richard De Jong, spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP, said police were called to investigate a triggered alarm at the Lynn Valley Town Centre around 1:30 a.m. When officers arrived, De Jong said they discovered the rear door to Zellers had been tampered with. Inside the store, police found a number of glass jewelry cases shattered and product missing. In an interview with The Outlook, De Jong said police don’t have any suspects. He said police arrived at Zellers within eight to 10 minutes of the initial call, at which point the suspects had already fled the scene. Security cameras were filming, but because of the time of night they were unable to get a clear shot of the suspects, he said. “The case is still under investigation,” he said. “We take these kinds of incidents very seriously.” Freda Colbourne, a spokesperson for the Hudson’s Bay Company, confirmed in an email Wednesday that there was a break-in at the store. Thieves gained access through an emergency fire exit, she said. The company isn’t providing estimates of how much jewelry is missing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the North Vancouver RCMP detachment at 604-985-1311. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.bccrimestoppers. com. Tips that lead to an arrest and conviction are eligible for a reward up to $2,000.

Concerns arise over public process surrounding Deep Cove marijuana dispensary; Coun. MacKay-Dunn defends emails sent to residents


t sparked an interest in District of North Vancouver municipal politics unlike many other issues. But the process by which the district handled the now forbidden medicinal marijuana dispensary planned for Deep Cove was prejudiced and didn’t ensure a transparent discussion, concerned residents say. “There was this presumption of just a negative feeling and I do not believe that represents the district,” said longtime resident Joyce Gee. “This isn’t just about a council that decided to take a conservative approach rather than a compassionate one, this comes down to process.” Gee’s comments come in the wake of district’s decision last week to pass a quickly drawn bylaw prohibiting a marijuana dispensary from opening on Mt. Seymour Parkway. Of particular interest to Gee, however, is not just the bylaw but the way in which residents were urged to attend a special council meeting on June 14. Gee told The Outlook that while on holiday in May, she received an email from another district resident titled “marijuana dispensary – opposition voices needed.” Gee said the resident who passed along the email had received a call from Coun. Doug MacKay-Dunn, a vocal opponent of the dispensary, urging her to tell others to write emails voicing their opposition. While agreeing with the need to get involved, Gee felt MacKay-Dunn “stepped over the line” by using his stature in the community to cultivate explicitly negative voices. Opinions, she said, are vital but urging one side over another means any discussion about the issue would be tainted. Couple that with a bylaw written by the time the special council meeting was held and Gee said the discussion had a very distinct direction to it. “If the process was handled differently we may have

gotten some of the letters, but would we have gotten a different result?” she asked. “And if the bylaw wasn’t formulated, how would that have changed things? We should have come out of that meeting with ideas, not just a motion.” In an interview with The Outlook on Tuesday — council was unable to discuss the bylaw until final adoption on Monday — MacKay-Dunn confirmed he sent emails to residents about the issue but denied urging only naysayers to share their feelings. On July 11, three days before council met with the public to discuss the dispensary, MacKay-Dunn said he told marijuana activist Dana Larsen to ensure voices of support were present as well. MacKay-Dunn made no secret he does not support dispensaries and does not believe it is a municipality’s job to approve them. The federal government, he said, is the level of government that should dictate how medicinal marijuana is administered. And that isn’t a vote of confidence for those in Ottawa and their medical marijuana program, he said. After learning about the issues faced by those attempting to access their medicine from the federal system, MacKay-Dunn said an overhaul is clearly needed. But for a distinctly residential neighbourhood to accept a dispensary, residents and council need more time to evaluate the pros and cons of such an establishment. Council, he said, learned of the dispensary through the media and that didn’t help the case for a dispensary. “There are clear land use implications in this situation, and there should have been more reaching out to the community done,” he said. “But that abuse of process got me started. And whenever the community is disrespected they will have to deal with me and I will not mince words.”

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Sanjeev Sarwal, BCIT’s chief instructor of marine engineering, uses a section of the school’s new marine simulator. The equipment makes BCIT a leader in marine industry training. Sean Kolenko photo

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n Capt. John Clarkson’s office, there are more framed commendations than open real estate on the walls. It’s been a life devoted to the sea for Clarkson, a master mariner, and the years have increased the number of credentials he can add to his name. But Clarkson’s focus these days, as it’s been since he became the head of BCIT’s Marine Campus, isn’t just the waterways and coastlines of British Columbia, it’s the students. As the only marine training facility of its kind in Western Canada — other such institutions can COFFEE only be found in Ontario, WITH Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland — the Marine Sean Kolenko Campus has been at the core skolenko@northshore of such studies for students on this side of the country for years. But with time comes change. Part of the education provided at the campus has been simulator-facilitated training. Students, for the past two decades, have learned various ship operations with the help of a simulator but, as technology tends to demand, an upgrade was necessary. So, in partnership with Transport Canada and with input from BC Ferries and other marine corporations, BCIT recently launched a new multi-million dollar marine simulator — a benchmark for marine training in Canada. “We had to make the change to meet industry needs,” says Clarkson. “And everything we do here is based on providing training for jobs and providing competence.” The centrepieces of the new simulator are seven new ship bridges, the continent’s only 360-degree tug towboat simulator and an engine room simulator. Screens, wheels and more but-

tons than a reporter would ever know what to do with, line nearly every inch of engine simulator’s two rooms. Outside the simulator, desks, whiteboards and overhead projectors fill traditional classrooms but this campus’ engine room is the stuff movie sets are made of. Clarkson says the school’s instructors have more than 6,000 potential engine malfunctions they can test students with, making it the most advanced system of its kind in the world. And when the audio system’s vibrating, louder-than-a-laymenwould-expect special effects are engaged, headphones are a must. “It’s science fiction,” says Sanjeev Sarwal, BCIT’s chief instructor of marine engineering, with a smile. Plans for the simulator aren’t restricted to the education of the BCIT student body. Clarkson says marine businesses from the region will be using the simulator to practise various strategies and determine if new plans can be executed or not. The cost effectiveness of such practise for marine professionals, he adds, is substantial. “This is a big issue, businesses need to assess their ability to handle a response,” says Clarkson. “But the key factor remains realism, and performing in as real as possible situations. Things can become very complicated and technically oriented. Running a ship today is becoming more and more difficult; even the tugs take a high degree of skill to operate. This training allows for that without having to spend the money by going out there and actually doing it.”

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Richard White wins prestigious award from provincial planning institute GREG HOEKSTRA S TA F F R E P O RT E R


or more than two and a half decades, Richard White has worked behind the scenes at city hall, plotting out a vision for the municipality’s future. Since being named the City of North Vancouver’s first city planner in 1984, White has overseen growth and development in Central and Lower Lonsdale, along Marine Drive, and at the city’s waterfront. He’s played a key role in developing official community plans, has helped the city prepare for climate change, and has worked closely with local First Nations communities. Given that background, it should come as little surprise that White was named the recipient of the Planning Institute of B.C.’s prestigious Planner of the Year award last week. Little surprise to everyone but White, that is. “I certainly wasn’t expecting it at all. I didn’t know I had been nominated,” said White in an interview after learning of the award. “We’re a small city in a large region, so our work isn’t always as glamourous or newsworthy... but it’s really nice to be recognized.” The provincial award, which was announced June 22,

recognizes “outstanding individual achievement in community and professional service.” White was selected for many of the achievements listed above, as well as the city’s innovative 100 Year Sustainability Vision, which draws a roadmap for development over the next century. White, who first began working for the city in the late 1970s, says it’s been a “privilege to work for the city and to have the confidence of council and the citizens of North Vancouver.” A planner’s work, he says, is often measured in decades. Being with the city for as long as he has means he’s been able to watch some of his plans come to fruition. “Being here this long allows you to really change things,” says White. “But there’s lots of other people involved the work that I do. Plus, the community has to be engaged and council has to approve of your vision.” For the next 100 years, White says the city will likely continue to develop in very familiar ways. “We’ll continue to grow in the areas we’ve been growing in, we’ll work to enhance transit service, and we’ll try to draw more jobs to the city’s core so people can work close to where they live,” he says. For more on the City of North Vancouver’s 100 Year Sustainability Vision visit


he North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce’s Governors’Gala took place last week at North Vancouver’s Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier. Media personality and actor Jackson Davies played MC as guests and members enjoyed an elegant evening of dining and entertainment. Presented by Neptune Terminals, the evening also included performances by Veena Sood and a live and silent auction in support of Presentation House Theatre. Last CAT’S week was also a time to toast the EYE good life in Vancouver with an original wine tour hosted by New Zealand Cat Barr winemaker Tony Bish from Sacred Hill. Stops included Stanley Park, English Bay and Jack Poole Plaza. The day ended up at North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain where a fabulous dinner was waiting for invited media B Time to “sea” and be seen on the Sacred Hill New Zealand wine tour. A toast on the shores of Stanley Park from some of Vancouver’s most prominent wine writers and media personalities starts off the day right. CWest Vancouverites Nessa van Bergen, left, and Connie Ekelund enjoy trout and venison as part of the Grouse Mountain wine dinner on the Sacred Hill New Zealand wine tour.DVancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival executive director Harry Hertscheg, left, Sacred Hill winemaker Tony Bish and Diageo’s Kris Steed take the cable car up the mountain at Grouse as part of the Sacred Hill New Zealand wine tour. E North Vancouver Chamber past chair Chris Doll enjoys the gala night at the Pinnacle at the Pier with wife Jane. F Insurance man Jeff Fawcett, seen here with wife Cindy-Lou, is also a past president of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. G City of North Vancouver councillor Guy Heywood, left, takes in the gala night at the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce with new incoming chair Mike Boehn.

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Local plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 15 per cent by 2020 GREG HOEKSTRA S TA F F R E P O RT E R


he City of North Vancouver garnered provincial recognition for its Community Energy and Emissions Plan last week. The Planning Institute of B.C. honoured the municipality for its work to address climate change locally, including the creation of new policies and a strategy to reduce greenhouse emissions. The plan’s targets include a 15 per cent reduction in emissions from the 2007 levels in 2020. By 2050, the city hopes to be 50 per cent below the 2007 levels. For more info on the plan visit www.cnv. org/communityenergyemissionsplan. ghoekstra@north

Happy birthday, Canada! Waterfront Park On July 1, Canada will be celebrating its 144th birthday. North Vancouver is joining the celebrations but it will also be honouring the 100th birthday of scouting on the North Shore. The Rotary Club of Lions Gate is hosting the North Vancouver Canada Day party at Waterfront Park. This free event runs from noon to 4 p.m. and features an array of activities. From live multicultural performances to interactive crafts and activities, there is something for everyone in the family. More than 20,000 visitors are expected. This event features various community groups and local performers. The main stage will showcase Korean drummers, Irish dancers, Squamish Valley Native dancers and other exciting performers. Attractions include an inflatable slide, climbing wall, mini golf and stilt walkers. Join local dignitaries at 2 p.m. for a cupcake, Breakfast The Mount Seymour Lions Club pancake breakfast is from 8 to 10 a.m. at Grand Boulevard Park at 14th Street. All net proceeds will support youth services on the North Shore provided by Family Services of the North Shore, Parkgate Youth Services and Hollyburn Youth Services. Parade The parade starts at 10 a.m. at 13th Street and Grand Boulevard and proceeds down 13th Street to Lonsdale, then turning north. This is the best viewing area as the reviewing stand is set up at 14th Street and Lonsdale. At 17th Street the parade again heads west where it will end at Mahon Park, with opportunity to view some of the entries afterwards. Dozens of red-and-whitethemed entries.

Kids Bike Race Takes place at Waterfront Park in Lonsdale as part of BC Bike Race and Canada Day celebrations. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. and the race starts at 12:30. $2 per child. Different age categories from two to 12. Each child will receive a medal and bike race plate. There’s also a prize for best costume. Central Lonsdale Day Browse vendors, enjoy free entertainment, complimentary coffee and tea, and Canada Day face painting by donation. A fundraiser for Lionsgate Hospital Foundation and North Shore Search & Rescue. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Civic Plaza, 14th and Lonsdale. Lonsdale Quay Fantastic musical lineup, including the inspirational VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir (1 to 3 p.m.) and The Steel Toe Boots, a rockin’ country band (3:30 to 5:30 p.m.). Magician and balloon twister Matthew Johnston will be making people laugh from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) The family will also enjoy face painting (noon to 4 p.m.) and more - bring your sunscreen and your Canadian spirit. Party at the Pier The Friday Night Market at the Pier in Lonsdale is weekly from 5 to 11 p.m. Organic popsicles, pulled pork sandwiches, indie bands and local artists. Fireworks End your Canada Day festivities with fireworks at Burrard Inlet. Visible from downtown, West Vancouver (where they will be set off from a barge at Dundarave), North Vancouver and Vancouver’s west side. Show starts at 10:30 p.m.

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who were as affected as I was with this loss. He raised his two children who have adopted that same infectious appetite for life. Sadly, he doesn’t know but his actions have influenced me as well. As I navigate new twists in this road of life, living as a boomer facing new challenges and decisions, I will remember his lust for life. He has taught me to make time for myself and to enjoy those simple pleasures that fulfill the heart and make us stronger. Thank you for giving me your gift of friendship and for showing me through your actions that we must live out our dreams because we never know when this precious life will end. Because of you, my free spirit lives on and I can only hope that I can positively affect as many people as you have, and leave them wanting more. Denise Kelly is a North Vancouver boomer proudly living with her two children, husband and dog Mel. She looks forward to sharing stories to motivate others. Follow Denise on Twitter at ZoomerTalk or she can be reached at denise.

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he calendar read the last Saturday in June and the clouds were building. But the McKee family wasn’t about to be held hostage inside all day because of a little threat of rain. The challenge: To see how much fun one family can squeeze into a Saturday on the North Shore. The McKees found lots to do; checking out everything from spa treatments to cars, computers, roofing options and jewellery… with plenty of time out for some serious play at Capilano River Regional Park. Parents to three sons between the ages of two and six, Carson and Ivy McKee are in the

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hat’s the connection between an iconic Little League park, the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a North Van garden wedding in 1919, sprinter Harry Jerome’s first North Van home and a 1975 rugby game? The short answer is the name Zuehlke. For the long answer, you’ll have to read on. Tucked behind Kinsmen Field – in the recreation complex spanning the five blocks on Jones Avenue between Mahon Park and Carson Graham Secondary – sits Chris Zuehlke Memorial Park Zuehlke Park is the home of North Van Central Little League. The little stadium – like it’s done for the past 48 years – will host the 17-day 201l North Shore (District 5) Little League majors all-star tournament beginning July 1. But this season is much different because the park has seen a major upgrade in preparation for hosting, for the first time, the Canadian Little League championships Aug. 6-13. This means the ballpark (along with the Zuehlkeburgers sold at the concession stand) will be the destination goal (and favourite fare) INSTANT not only for every 11- and REPLAY 12-year-old ballplayer across the North Shore Len Corben and the country, but also for everyone who loves a good ballgame played by miniature major leaguers. So who was Chris Zuehlke and why is the park named after him? As a kid, Zuehlke was a fine athlete. He played in the Gordon Sturtridge League (1961-64) for Harvey Sedgwick’s Rough Riders, winners of the majors division in both 1962 and when Chris quarterbacked the team in 1964 with younger brother Buzz as the centre. In the North Van Jaycee (now Central) Little League – when home plate was west of where the right field foul pole is now located – Zuehlke was a dominant pitcher and hitter for Elks (1959-61). He starred for Army & Navy in the North Van Babe Ruth League (1962-64) out of Mahon Park and with Burdetts of the Connie Mack League (1965-67). The family scrapbook displays clippings showing his numerous one- and two-hitters (plus a homer and a 6-0 Little League no-hitter fashioned on May 29, 1960) thanks to game line scores which actually appeared in the Vancouver daily papers in those days. Zuehlke was the star pitcher-shortstop who led North Van Babe Ruth all-stars all the way to the final game of the Pacific Northwest playoffs in Ketchikan, Alaska in 1964. He was 4-0 on the mound and a team-leading .367 at the plate in 10 B.C. and PNW games. A 1966 North Van High grad and a UBC BA recipient in 1970, at which time he became a carpenter with Burdett Construction, he was playing front row for Capilano Rugby Club’s second division team and fastpitch with Big Bird Sound, coaching baseball and heading up the Jaycee Little League’s umpiring crew, when tragedy struck.

The park named after Chris Zuehlke (at right) is in the spotlight this summer. Above: Len Corben photo / Right: North Van Archives collection

Ten minutes into a Capilanos game versus Trojans at Vancouver’s Balaclava Park on April 12, 1975, the scrum collapsed and Zuehlke’s vertebra snapped. He died in Lions Gate Hospital three days later at age 26. Jaycee Park was re-named Chris Zuehlke Memorial Park during the following season’s opening ceremonies 35 years ago on April 24, 1976. Now you have the connection between the park and rugby but what about Vimy Ridge, the 1919 garden wedding and Harry Jerome? Well, you need to know that the Zuehlkes are a pioneer North Van family, going back almost 100 years. To piece together the family history, I picked the detailed memories of Buzz, who still lives here, and parents, Fred and Marie, now retired in Chilliwack. Then came many hours combing B.C. vital events records and on the Internet, along with microfilm of marriage and death certificates at the West Van library. I now feel like a fullfledged member of the Zuehlke clan. The Zuehlke story begins in Prussia in the 1820s where Frederick Zuehlke and Caroline Horn were born and later married. They had Frank and another son before immigrating about 1857 to Canada and the German community of Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario, where six more children were born. Sometime after 1868, the family moved 160 miles across the border to Michigan’s Marlette Township, north of Detroit. Frank married Barbara Frenzel from Galt, Ontario, in 1872 when they were just 19 and 18. They had twins to start and a total of 10 children, though three died by age six. Some Zuehlkes moved to the Spokane area of Washington Territory before it became a state in 1889. Frank and Barb’s youngest child, Fred, was born in Waterville, Washington, on Feb. 25, 1893. The Zuehlkes became friends with John and Marie Turville, farmers who had a brood of daughters including Margaret, or Dolly as she was called ever since she was a cutie born in Spokane on May 6, 1892. The Zuehlke and Turville families both migrated to central Alberta and when the Great War began, Fred went off to fight, taking part in two of the First World War’s most famous Canadian battles at Ypres and Vimy Ridge. While attack-

ing the ridge on Easter Monday, April 9, 1917, Fred was shot with a Luger at close range, necessitating the amputation of his left arm. Just prior to the war, the Turvilles moved to North Van at 428 Lyon Place, a blocklong street parallel to Keith Road and one block north between Ridgeway and Moody. Their garden became the site of five Turville weddings from 1917-22 including the one between childhood friends Fred and Dolly on March 13, 1919. The grand home is still there, two houses east of where Harry Jerome lived at 416 Lyon after his family moved from Winnipeg in 1951. Fred and Dolly’s first of two children was Bill Zuehlke, delivered by Dr. E. A. Martin on Oct. 26, 1922, in a nursing home/hospital run by a Mrs. Ellingson at Lonsdale and 18th. Bill married Marie Mahoney of Penticton in 1947. Besides Chris and Buzz, they had two daughters, Deanne and Maureen. Frank and Barb lived at 418 West 15th by Mahon Park from at least the early 1920s until both died at 88 in April 1941. Fred and Dolly had a house at 146 West 17th from shortly after their 1919 marriage until their passing in 1978 and 1979 at age 85 and 86. Bill and Marie bought two lots next door for $200 apiece at the end of the Second World War and built their own home at 150 West 17th. That’s where Chris and his siblings grew up, two blocks from Mahon Park and three more to the park now named for him. As you can see, Chris Zuehlke Memorial Park has quite a history. This is episode 424 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.


So who was Chris Zuehlke?

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Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship provides fans with plenty to cheer about heart attack. It was a double blow for her at last year’s ISF Women’s World because he was her father. Dennet Kuan Championships. S U R R E Y N O R T H D E LTA L E A D E R loved softball and was Jennifer’s main In the Women’s Elite division, the inspiration and influence in her game. Her host club, the White Rock Renegades, tarting July 9, the Lower Mainland coach Sam Young says that she is a great will be taking on teams from California, will be treated to nine days of home example to all her teammates of someone Venezuela, and Nanjing, China. The host runs, close tags and rally caps, as who can overcome anything in their lives Renegades will have a total of six teams the 2011 Scotiabank Canadian Open and continue to be a first class leader. taking part in the Open Championship. Fastpitch International Championship wel“This event is important to the game British Columbia will be well-representcomes women softball stars from British on so many levels,” said Softball Canada ed at this year’s championship. Joining Columbia and the globe. president Kevin Quinn. “To all the players, the Renegades will be the Abbotsford The championship runs until July 17 through all the diviOutlaws, Burnaby Oakeys, and will take place at three diamonds in sions, it is a chance Cloverdale Fury, Delta Surrey. Softball City will be the premier “This event is Heat, Duncan Red Hots, to measure yourself destination, and games will also be played against the best at important to the game Fleetwood Force, Fraser at Sunnyside Park and Cloverdale Athletic your level of competiValley Fusion, Kelowna Park. on so many levels.” Heat, Langley Rebels, tion in a fun, profesThe Scotiabank Canadian Open sionally organized Elite Gold, Fastpitch championship is one of the top Kevin Quinn Okanagan tournament. PoCo Rage, Richmond three women’s fastpitch events in the Softball Canada president Islanders, Ridge Meadows “Lifetime memories world for 2011, and will feature more are made here.” Pride, South Delta than 400 ball games, 1,300 athletes and 80 There will be Invaders, Strawberry Vale teams from around the world. three divisions of Stealth, Surrey Storm and One of those players is North play - Women’s, Futures (under-19) Victoria Devils. Vancouver’s Jennifer Kuan. Not only is she and Showcase (under-16) - and all the From elsewhere in Canada, Surrey the number one pitcher for the Richmond International and Women’s Elite games will be joined by clubs from Alberta and Islanders 94 (Futures Gold 18U) but she will be held at Softball City in South Saskatchewan, as well as American clubs also has the best batting and on base averSurrey. from Alaska, Arizona, California and age of all the girls on the team. She travels Joining Team Canada in the Women’s Hawaii. over an hour to play ball every time she International division will be top-ranked Tickets can be purchased online at practises and has a game. and 2010 ISF Women’s World Champion, as well as An honour roll student, Kuan has been Team USA, Team Japan, Team Venezuela at the parks. The action kicks off at 10:30 struck by tragedy in her life. Almost two and Team Australia. a.m. on Saturday, July 9 with women’s years ago she lost one of her coaches to a Canada won the Bronze medal play, as the White Rock Renegades faceoff with the California A’s. The third-place and firstplace games will be played on Saturday July 17 at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively. On top of what will happen on the diamond, all in attendance will be treated to some special events during the festivities. Young softball players aged eight to 16 can sign up for the Shaw Youth Clinics (between now and June 30) for a chance to play with and learn from some of the world’s top-ranked teams. Registration is available online at CanadianOpenFastpitch. To assure continued safety and system reliability, BC Hydro is removing vegetation around com. all BC Hydro padmounted transformers to clearance standards. Visit the Scotiadome marquee tent for the Celebration Vegetation management work in North Vancouver, West Vancouver and on Bowen Island of Softball, which offers a will continue until March 31, 2012. number of activities and exhibits for kids, parents and playBC Hydro requires the area around its electrical equipment to remain clear for the following reasons: KOLBY SOLINSKY



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111-216 E 6TH N VAN.

2BR up, extra family area down on large 67 x 124 ft. lot with a creek running thru backyard. Fresh and clean--ready to move in! 3648 Fromme Rd. Vera 604-318-0024

This immaculate townhome has 4 BR. Three levels. New laminate Åoors throughout main areas. Private patio off kitchen and a spacious deck with views of city and inlet. Very quiet! $615,700 Heather, 778-847-1452 or Vera 604-318-0024






Residential and Commercial expertise! Vera 604-318-0024, Nora 604-351-0625 Heather 778-847-1452



Incredibly well built with an excellent floor plan and fantastic outdoor space this family home is beautiful. Nothing to do but move into this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3 level with attached 2 car garage and gorgeous outdoor patio’s with huge stone fireplace and hot tub. Top of the line finishing’s including wood mantled river rock fireplace, large gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, custom wood cabinetry, over height ceilings, crown mouldings throughout and much more. All this nestled into an easycare lot on a quiet cul-de-sac only steps to trails, marina, parks and schools. Very nice!


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UPPER LONSDALE From the hardy plank exterior & 4 year old roof to all the updating throughout the interior this character home is extremely nice. Partial city & harbor views, gorgeous landscaping, fenced backyard & lane access. 4/5 bdrms, 3 bathrms, 3 levels, gas F/P, 2 bdrm suite down, single garage plus ample parking (RV). This totally renovated home oozes with all the charm of yesteryear with all the conveniences of today. Nothing to do but move right in. Excellent value!


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Update and enjoy this 1964 bi-level with oak hardwood Åoors in 3 BIG BR’s up and spacious open plan on main.View by Appt.almost anytime! Vera 604-318-0024


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Just move right in and enjoy an incredibly well built family home at the end of a culde-sac with city views backing onto greenbelt and offering great privacy. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, master with 5 piece ensuite, walk-in closet and nice view. Main has formal living and dining area, large kitchen with adjoining family room leading out to a sundeck overlooking the backyard and forest beyond. Downstairs is storage. A self contained 1 bedroom suite with potential to add approx. 875 sq ft more. This beautiful home features granite counter tops, top of the line appliances, new hardwood and tile flooring, 3 gas fireplaces, double garage, and professionally landscaped lot with fenced backyard and hot tub. Very nice residence!


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Looking for 13/14 Town homes development site in central Lonsdale with easy access to Hwy 1 and all the amenities? Call Amir Beautifully remodelled from bottom to top that beats a new house in one of the most demanding area, in Delbrook, almost 3000 sqft of high quality which fits 2 families, 2 brand new open kitchens with S/S appliances, new dark H/W floors for the entire house ,new windows with high-end coverings ,new plumbing & wiring, new roof and hot water heating system. Sitting on a newly Land Escaped lot, finally enjoy an out-door swimming pool on newly fenced and private backyard.

480 Evergreen Pl., N.V.

The ultimate in luxury. This gorgeous Penthouse is being offered for the first time on the market. The private elevator will lead you into the foyer and into the lap of 3300+ square feet of luxury. You wont believe your eyes as you gaze upon the best view in West Vancouver from every room. Step onto a 1500 square foot veranda to breath in the fresh mountain air. It almost goes without saying that only the best quality finishes and fittings are featured in this home as every upgrade imaginable was ordered.

301-2255 Twin Creek Pl, W.V. Enjoy unobstructed 180 degree view of City,Ocean,Lions gate and Island from this S/E corner of Stonecliff complex next to Provincial park with over 2000 sqf,2bdrm, 2 bathrm,Family room and office, high-end finishing, hard wood flooing, granite counters, S/S appliances & designer window coverings A/C system, Gym,Spa, Fireside Lounge with full size kitchen comes with 2 secured parking.

101-2255 Twin Creek Pl, W.V. $1,399,000

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SOLD 2567 Lawson Ave, W.V. $1,585,000

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ardening on boulevards is a great way to promote local food security, community, biodiversity, education and fun. Learn how to create a bountiful harvest of locally grown food and flowers at a free presentation at Lynn Valley Main Library on Thursday, July 21. Heather Schamehorn, a certified landscape designer and consultant, will talk about how you can use the vacant grassy areas of municipal land that is between the sidewalk and the property line. She is a certified landscape designer and consultant who helps property owners and managers create healthy, sustainable landscapes. Several gardens she has created and or influenced have been featured on North Shore natural gardens tours. She teaches gardening courses for School District 45 and the North Shore Recycling Program. The workshop is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome but pre-registration is required. Call 604-984-0286 ext. 8144.

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s your garden being attacked by insects? If you have a plot in a North Vancouver community garden, don’t like using chemicals to control pests and want to contribute to sustainable gardening practices, UNIBUG is looking for you. UNIBUG — the User Network for Insect Biology in the Urban Garden — fights insects the natural way: with other insects. These predators — ground beetles, hoverflies and soldier beetles, to name a few — eat the bugs that are making a meal of your vegetables. Learning which plant types and species these hungry “good guys” are attracted to is UNIBUG’s goal. But they need your help.

“We’re looking for citizen scientists who are willing to dedicate a small area of their plots to a specific test plant species or variety, and then count the beneficial insects,” says Dr. Veronica Wahl, UNIBUG project coordinator at the Institute for Urban Ecology at Douglas College. “It only takes about 15 minutes a week, and the information can be sent to us over the Internet or by telephone.” UNIBUG staff will visit the gardens and provide onsite training and support as well as the monitoring equipment free of charge. Dr. Wahl is hoping that nurseries will donate the plants. To get involved, contact Veronica Wahl at or 604-527-5522.

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Albany Dining Set

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